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Title: The news-leader
Uniform Title: News-leader (Fernandina Beach, Fla.)
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Creation Date: February 15, 2013


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It was a beautiful day Sunday for a horse ride on the beach. These riders and their mounts took a stroll on the south end of Amelia Island.

Teacher of the Year surprised
...... ,...,- AMANDA REAM
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Tears streamed down Shantel Ferrante's face as she
received praise for being the Nassau County School
r "I couldn't have done it without these kids," the second
grade Callahan Elementary School teacher said Feb. 7.
Ferrante is in her sixth year of teaching and was
Selected as CES' Teacher of the Year in the fall. She sub-
n-itted a packet of information to -1"i i i.ly office and
.the selection.committee observed her teaching skills
., recently.
.. "We were so touched by her passion for teaching,"
SNassau County Schools Instructional Strategies Coach
Jean Lamar said. Lamar is a former Nassau County
Teacher of the Year and Florida Teacher of the Year.
~ Ferrante's teaching'philosophy is that the teacher and
student afre not the only ones involved in a child's learn-
... ingprocess.
.. It ,, -c ,_, iacy.,. toe ve ouri 'hibld n _'
the best chance p,-, t hor a successful life," she wi, ,1_
in her packet. "Accountability for students begins at home,
circulates within our schools and educational depart-
ments and is sustained within our communities."
csIntern Amy Pritchard learns from Ferrante in the
(t classroom.
"I love getting to watch her and talk to her and learn
from her," the University of North Florida student said:
S-She added that she tries to model herself after Ferrante
.as she prepares to enter the workforce herself next year.
Ferrante said it's important that all students feel sup-
.. 'ported, loved andprotected by every entity in their lives.
"Communities should do the best to maintain safe,
stipportive surroundings that help develop and improve
our schools," she added.
T Superintendent Dr. John Ruis said Ferrante's passion
for teaching shines through.
AMANUAK1'AM/AU MM1UNIfl NEWAPvex "She's awesome and she just represents the teachers'
Shantel Ferrante anid Superintendent John Ruis watch as Callahan Elementary in our district who do such a great job," he said. Ruis added
School Assistant Principal Sabrina Faircloth plays a congratulations video from that she deserves the honor for what she contributes to
Principal Susan Howard as Ferrante was named Nassau County's Teacher of the
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fGAINESVILLE Shark attacks in
the U.S. reached a decade high in
2012, while worldwide fatalities
remained average, according to the
University of Florida's rI.-, r,,ii nriiil
Shark Attack File report released
The U.S. saw an upturn in attacks
with 53, the most since 2000. There
were seven fatalities worklwide, which
is lower than 2011 but higher than the
yearly average of 4.4 from 2001 to
2010. It is the second consecutive year
for multiple shark attacks in Western
.Australia (5) and Reunion Island (3) in
the southwest Indian Ocean, which
indicates the localities have developed
problematic -,i ,iit, said George
Burgess, director of the file housed
at the Florida Museum of Natural
Historybn the UF campus.
"Those two areas are sort of hot
spots in the world -Western Australia
is a function of white shark incidents
and Reunion is a function most likely
of bull shark incidents," Burgess said.
"What I've seen in all 'iii Li;li..r, when
there's been a sudden upswing in an
area is that human-causative factors
are involved, such as changes in our
behavior, changes in our abundance,
-or an overt shark-attracting product
of something that we're doing."
Eighty unprovoked attacks
occurred worldwide, slightly more
than 2011. Four attacks were record-
ed in South Africa, three of which
resulted in death, which is higher than
its recent average of one fatality per
y,:-ii Ausi.tralin had an average year
v h 14 .i:i 1 .and 'two fatalities,
li".: ,ii media attention regarding
;.1id> nls in Western Australia that
resulted ina over: -i ii.i- ,i,.i- ..i d
culling hunt for endangered white
"The concept of 'let's go out and
kill them' is an archaic approach to a
shark attack problem, and its oppor-
tunities for success are generally slim-
to-none," Burgess said. "It's mostly a
feel-good revenge like an 'eye for an
eye' approach when in fact you're
not likely to catch the shark that was
involved in the situation. The shark
that was involved in the situation also
isn't necessarily likely to do it again."
Following long-term trends, most
shark bites occurred in North
American waters (42). The 53 U.S.
incidents include Hawaii and Puerto
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It was love at first sight.
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mean she looked in cherry red, I
knew she just had to be mine. Neil
Diamond's voice filled my ears as I
watched her, humming "Cherry,
Cherry" audibly.
But our romance was short-lived
- my pockets, simply put, weren't
deep enough. And while our flirting
amounted to little more than a
momentary fling, I'll never forget
my firsi ride inside a Ferrari.
Let's rewind a bit to set the
stage: it's the Thursday leading into
the Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance and I've just arrived at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. RM
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day" fuels dreams of untold riches, above. And what a ride, left.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 ,2013 NEWS News-Leader

Fall 2013 marks 40 years since the open-
ing of Amelia Island Montessori School.
Celebrations are being planned including a
special dedication to the late Jane Grieveson,
who devoted more than 30 years to the
school. Organizers want to find all former stu-
dents, parents, grandparents, faculty and
board members. Visit www.ameliaisland-
montessori.com and click on "40 Year
Celebration" to learn more and to reconnect
with AIMS, submit pictures and other memo-
rabilia or to sign up to get involved. Also join
the Facelpok group "Amelia Island
Montessori Matters," email alumni@ameliais-
landmontessori.com or call 261-6610.
* *
The Philadelphia Wade-Selena Jones fami-
ly reunion planning committee invites you
and your family members to join them in
Philly, July 3-7.to celebrate their biannual
reunion. Call Helen Jones- Goodwin (215-476-
0983) or Evelyn Jones (904-277-7960) for rate
information and details.
VFW Post meets
The Byrd-Wallace Post No. 4351 Veterans
of Foreign Wars, the Men's Auxiliary and
Ladies Auxiliary monthly meeting is the sec-
ond 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 information.
Bucket brigade
The Florida Antique Bucket Brigade is
hosting its national convention of antique fire
truck enthusiasts/collectors at the Holiday
Inn, 9150 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville. A
fire-related flea market will be held from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. tonight. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 16,
view 30-35 pieces of antique fire apparatus,
both motorized and horse/hand-drawn, along
with displays by Jacksonville Fire/Rescue;
the State Forestry Service; State Fire
Marshal's Office; Florida Highway Patrol and
the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Food ven-
dors will be on site. Visit www.fabbfire.org for
more information.
Boating class
A free boating class, About Boating Safely,
will be held Feb. 16 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the
Lighthouse Cottage on Lighthouse Circle in
Fernandina Beach. This is a "free" introducto-
ry level boating class presented by the USCG
Auxiliary Flotilla 14-01. Call or email Harry
Tipper to register at (912) 576-6659 or htip-
Healing passes
Healing Touch Program is offering contin-
uing education workshops at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. The classes develop concepts
and skills in energy-based therapy and offer a
variety of techniques to use with friends, fami-
ly, pets and/or professionally. Classes lead
toward certification as a Healing Touch -
Healing Touch Level 1 (16 CE) is Feb. 16
and 17. Level 2 (16 CE) is April 20 and 21.
Level 3 (16 CE) is June 2 and 3. Tuition of
$365 for each class includes workbook. Some
scholarship support is available to employees
of Baptist. Medical Center Nassau. For infor-
mation and registration contact Tina Devoe,
RN, at 310-6610, or tdevoe@comcast.net. Visit
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson MAsociates Inc. will hold
concealed weapon license courses at 4 p.m.
Feb. 19 and 28 and March 1. A basic with
defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45
a.m. Feb. 16 and March 2 and 10. For details
and the complete schedule contact Belson at
491-8358, (904) 476-2037 or gbelson@bell-
south.net. Visit www.TheBelsonGroup.com.
First Assembly of God, 302 Southl4th St.,
Fernandina Beach, will hold English classes

Kiwanis Cub
The Fernandina Beach Kiwanis Club
meets the first three Mondays of each month
at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road. This is a dinner meeting from
6:30-8 p.m. Contact Don Lyons at home, 432-
8194, or by cell at (978) 758-0561.
The Yulee Optimist Club meets every
Tuesday at noon at Murray's Grille on AlA in
Yulee. Call 753-0091.

The Fernandina Beach Optimist Club
meets each Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Call Bernice
Kelley at 261-7923 or Barb Kent at 277-4071.

The Westside Optimist Club meets the
third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Please

for anyone in the community who needs to
learn the language, taught by Anna Sablman
on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19.
For information call 403-1932 and ask for
Anna or 261-6448.
NACDAC meets
If you are interested in the prevention and
elimination of underage drinking and other
drug use within Nassau County, NACDAC
meets the third Tuesday of the month. The
next meeting is Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Police Department com-
munity room.
Judy Cotton of MADD will talk about the
role they play in the community and how they
collaborate with community organizations to
eliminate distracted and drunk driving by
young people. Come and learn how this part-
nership can assist your organization.
For information visit www.nacdac.org or
call Susan Woodford or Kerrie Albert at 277-
Alzheimefs support
The Alzheimer's Association Caregiver
Support Group for Nassau County meets the .
third Thursday each month. The February
meeting will be held at the Council on Aging
on Feb. 21. From 2:30-3:30 p.m., Maureen
Paschke, community relations representative
with Community Hospice of North East
Florida, will give an update on the services
offered through hospice for those with
dementia and their families and answer ques-
tions. The Support Group meeting will follow
from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The meetings are open to
the public and everyone who has an interest
is invited to attend. For information contact
Debra Dombkowski, LPN, at 261-0701.
The 13th Annual Kid's Fun Day sponsored
by the Fernandina Beach High School
Interact Club will be held on Feb. 23 from
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Central Park on
Atlantic Avenue for children ages 3-7, accom-
panied by an adult. The event is free and will
include games, prizes, art center, jumpy fun-
houses, field play area, face painting/tattoos,
and lots of fun.
Driver safety class
First Presbyterian Church Fernandina will
host an AARP Driver Safety Program for
those 50 and older on Feb. 25 and 26. The
class will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. both
days in the Anchor, located on the corner of
Centre and Sixth streets. Call 261-3837 to reg-
Class size is limited. The cost is $12 for
AARP members and $14 for others. You can
save on your auto insurance by taking this
Camping event
Young Business Leaders will host YBiz
Tent Camping at Fort Clinch March 1-3.
Contact YBiz President Kyle Roosen for more
.iinforniation at kyle@fernandinabeachgolf-
club.com or reserve a tent site in the beach
campground at Fort Clinch, 277-7274, to join
the group for s'mores, a potluck picnic, a geo-
caching hike and more.
Rain barrel class
The UF/IFAS Landscape Matters Rain
barrel class will be held at the County .
Building in Yulee on March 13 from 10-11
a.m. Instructors will discuss the merits of
water conservation and the ease of using rain-
water for gardening. This class will provide
rain barrels fitted for use in residential land-
scape homes. The cost is $15 per barrel,
which covers part of the cost of the barrels
and hardware.
Those desiring to attend the class must
contact the local office no later than 5 p.m.
Monday, March 4. Make checks out to
Nassau County Extension. Contact the
Callahan office at (904) 879-1019 or the Yulee
office at 491-7340. Or contact Rebecca Jordi at
rljordi@ufl.edu. If the response is too small,
the class will be canceled.

bring a covered dish and join the club as they
work with kids to promote optimism to all.
The meetings are held at the Callahan Lions
Club, just north of Callahan. For information
call 613-8595.
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. 20 will feature Angie McClellan
of the Nassau County School District's
Homeless Liaison Program. Call Melanie
Ferreira at 321-5675.
* *
The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise
meets each Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Bill Melton
Road. Contact-President Christal Fish at
clfish@barmjlaw.com or visit www.ameliais-

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The Leadership Nassau Alumni Association, Inc.
held its winter social last month at the home of Nancy
Bell, a graduate of Leadership Nassau Class 11 and
owner of Science First, which sponsored the event.
Above, Nate, Aaron and Matthew Bell demonstrate some
of the company's science equipment for the guests.
Leadership Nassau Alumni Association, Inc. is a.
new organization for graduates of the Chamber of
Commerce's Leadership Nassau program, founded in
2000 to develop community leaders by providing partici-
pants from diverse backgrounds with an understanding
of local problems, opportunities and issues.
The Leadership Nassau Alumni Association's mis-
sion is to provide a network to support the Leadership
Nassau program and help graduates assume active roles
in local organizations. It hopes to hold four social events
per year and needs current contact information to
ensure alumni are kept abreast of opportunities to sup-
port Leadership Nassau and attend future association
events. To join the current email list, email

With cell phones

road risks rise-

TAMPA- Motorists who
use cell phones while driving
are more likely to engage in -
additional dangerous behav-
iors such,as speeding, driving
drowsy, driving without a safe-
ty belt and sending texts or
emails, according to a survey
conducted by the AAA
Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Additionally, more than
two-thirds (69 percent) of
licensed drivers reported talk-
ing on a cell phone
while driving within
the last month
despite the fact that 4 -r.
nearly riine-in-10
respondents (89 per- g
cent) believe other "

drivers using cell
phones are a threat to their
personal safety.
"Ninety percent of respon-
dents believe that distracted
driving is a somewhat or much
bigger problem today than it
was three years ago, yet they
themselves continue to
engage in the same activities,"
said Peter Kissinger, president
and CEO of the AAA
Foundation for Traffic Safety.
"More work clearly is needed
to educate motorists on the
risks associated with using a
cell phone while driving, espe-
cially given that most
Americans believe this prob-
lem is becoming worse."
Motorists who fairly often
or regularly used their cell
phones over the last month
also reported that they
engaged in additional risky
behaviors. The research
65 percent also reported
44 percent also reported,driv-
ing while drowsy
53 percent also reported
sending a text or email
29 percent also drove without
a safety belt
Conversely, drivers that
reported never using a cell
phone were much less likely
to report additional risky
31 percent reported speeding
14 percent reported driving
3 percent reported sending a

text or email
16 percent drove without a safe-
ty belt
Despite the near-universal
disapproval of texting and
mailing while driving (95 per-
cent), more than one-in-four
licensed drivers (27 percent)
reported sending a text'or
email at least once in the past
30 days, and more than one-
third (35 percent) said they
read a text or email while driv-
ing. Young drivers
age 16-24 were even
more likely with.
I i-. more than half (61
percent) reporting
having read a text or
e-mail while driving in
the past month, while
more than one-in-four (26 per-
cent) reported checking or
updating social media while
"Every time you get behind
the wheel and engage in risky
driving behaviors,,you're
endangering your life and that
of others on the road, said
Michele Harris, director, AAA
Traffic Safety Gulture.
"Distracted driving crashes
are preventable tragedies and
we must all take personal
responsibility to fully focus on
the task of driving."
Driver use of cell phones
impairs reaction times and
roughly quadruples crash risk.
Additionally, the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration reports that
more than 3,000 people are
killed and nearly half a million
are injured each year in crash-
es involving distraction. This is
likely an underestimate given
the challenges associated with
determining the role of dis- ,
traction in crashes.
AAA recommends that
motorists turn off their phone
before driving or pull over to a
safe place to talk, send texts or
use email. AAA also has
launched a legislative cam-
paign to advocate for a text-
messaging ban in all 50 states:
Florida is one of few states
that have not yet passed a text-
messaging ban. For informa-
tion or to get involved, visit
AAA.com/Get Involved.




Lasserre Motor Company announced the grand
opening of a one-stop Esso service center at its
Ford and Mercury dealership on South Eighth
Street in Fernandina Beach.
February 14, 1963

With the filing deadline looming, no candidates
had stepped forward to run in the April election for
Fernandina Beach city commission.
February 18, 1988

Studies by the county and state Department of
Transportation warned there was little to no capac-
ity on AIA for additional traffic.
February 19, 2003


Helen G. McDermott,
85, Fernandina Beach, died
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Funeral services will be at
11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16,
from the graveside in
Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Needs volunteers to help Nassau County
families who need food, shelter
and basic necessities.
Call: 904.261.70M for more into


CPR classes

For the News-Leader

With heart disease the
leading cause of death in
Nassau County, and esti-
mates that 1,000 people on
the First Coast will die of sud-
den cardiac arrest in 2013,
Dr. Joseph Sabato is leading
an initiative to train more
people in hands-only CPR.
Sabato, with the
Department of Emergency
Medicine at UF & Shands,
leads the Take Heart First
Coast organization to work
with community partners to
improve survival rates and
promote several initiatives.
Organization leaders met
with Nassau County
Emergency Medical
Services (EMS) and the
Florida Department of
Health-Nassau County in
January to discuss several
strategies, including pro-
moting the new method of
"hands-only" CPR for,
bystanders who witness an
adult or teen suddenly col-
According to Sabato,
'"The technique is much sim-
pier and does away with
mouth-to-mouth resuscita-
tion which is a common bar-
rier to bystanders starting
CPR." Nassau County EMS
and the Health Department
are supportive of training
"hands-only CPR" trainers to
teach others. The 15-minute
training can be done in'a vari-
ety of settings and groups..
Anyone interested in learn-
ing more about hands-only
CPR may visit the following
websites: handsonlycpr.org
or takeheartfirstcoast.com.
Volunteers who want
more information or wish to
be trained may contact Ellen
Miller at 548-1800, ext 5223.



topic of

The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach Invites
the entire community to a
presentation of the Nassau
County Community Health
Improvement Plan (CHIP)
on March 6 at 10:30 a.m. at
the Woman's 'Club. Club-
house, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
(behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center).
This will be a luncheon
-meeting and the cost of lunch
is $8. Reservations should be
made by Sunday, March 3by
mailing to craftydeonas@
yahoo.com or calling 261-
The Nassau County Com-
munity Health Improvement
Plan, referred to as CHIP, is
countywide and focuses on
improving the health and
wellbeing of all Nassau resi-
dents. Presenters will share
how the plan was developed,
the local status of communi-
ty health, the five goal areas
being addressed and how
this plan connects to individ-
uals in Nassau County.
Areas to be addressed.
are: Access to Care,
Behavioral Health, Chronic
Disease, Injury and Violence,
and Maternal and Child
Presenters will be: Mary
von Mohr,.Nassau County
Chip facilitator; Dr. Eugenia
Ngo Seidel, lead physician
and director of the Nassau
County Health Department;
Kerrie Albert, behavioral
health and director of
Prevention Services for the
Nassau Alcohol, Crime and
Drug Abatement Coalition;
Wanda J. Lanier, access to
care and executive director of
Barnabas Center, Inc.; and
representatives from Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.







FRilI)AY, FlBRUARY 15,2013 NEWS News-Leader

Continued from IA
Rico, which are not recorded
as occurring in North Ameri-
can waters in the International
Shark Attack File database.
Florida led the country with
26, followed by Hawaii (10),
California (5), South Carolina
(5), North Carolina (2) and one'
each in Georgia, Massachu-
setts, New York, Oregon and
Puerto Rico. ()One fatality
occurred in California, and
Hawaii had the highest nulm-
ber of attacks since seven in
2(X)7, more than its yearly aver-
age of four. Most incidents in
Florida occurred in Brevard (8)
and Volusia (7) counties
because these central Fast
Coast beaches are high aquat-
ic recreation areas, especially
for surfers. Burgess said.

Continued fiom IA
Auctions car specialist
Alexander Weaver is introcduc-
ing me to the most recent
addition to the swelling ranks
of things-I-want-but-can't-
"This is a 1973 Ferrari 365
GTB4. also known as a
Daytona Coupe," he tells me
as I plop into the passenger
seat. "This was the grand
touring car of its dlay. Top
speed in 1973, you're looking
at about 173-174 miles per
hour, so it was made to go
from Germany to Italy and
back rather quickly."
Sitting down, my mind
conjures instantly a childhood
memory of mine, riding
around in my dad's Saab 900.
While you can't compare the
brown'two-door I rumbled
around in as a youngling to
the Italian masterpiece in
terms of horsepower, some of
their similarities are tough to
ignore. Standing out among
them are the pervasive old
car scent, the sun-stained
mouse hair dashboard and
the vintage European instru-
ment panel.
My first thought: I feel like
Steve McQueen.
My second thought: I want
this car.
After fumbling with the
seatbelt, I'm ready to ride
lightning. I tell Alex this and
we're off to the races. OK, not
quite so fast.
As we exit the lot, Alex
hits the gas and the Ferrari
lungea'dh(w "A -1-hr Isipd t
Parkway like a' beast awak-
ened. A glance at the

"The numbers from an inter-
national standpoint were on tar-
get for the last couple of years
because, in theory, each year
we should have more, attacks
than the previous year
owing to the rise of human pop-
ulation from year to year,"
Burgess said. "Thus the shark
attack rate is not increasing
even thouLgh the number of
shark attacks is rising. Shark
attack as a phelnomennon is
extremely uncommon, consid-
cring the millions of hours
humans spend in the water
each year."
The 2012 U.S. fatality rate
of 2 percent is far lower than the
22 percent for the rest of the
world, likely due to superior
safety and medical capabilities
in the U.S., Burgess said.
"We could reduce risks by
avoiding areas and times when

speedometer reveals that
we're going 70 mph. The sud-
den surge might have scared
a lesser man, but since most
of my friends drive around
like high-octane lemmings'
I'm used to this sort of thing.
Even so, the display of raw
Italian power is impressive
enough to prompt an involun-
tary response and 1 reflexive-
ly tell Alex, "This car hauls."
He laughs in response.
Translation: I'm preaching to
the choir.
I notice Alex is wearing
Raybans. I regret not bringing
sunglasses. He looks like
Steve McQueen: I look like
his sunglasses-less cousin.
Despite the maze-like lay-
out of the resort, which was
compounded by the flurry of
activity that arrived with the
Concours, Alex weaves
through traffic-laden streets
until we get to First Coast
I tell Alex it's only been a
few minutes, but I love this
"They're just. objects, but
to people they mean so much
more," Alex says. "Whether it
was a car they saw when they
were a child that they just
admired and wanted their
whole lives and now they're in
a position where they have an
opportunity to buy something
like that."
As-we sprint past, two and
three cars at a time, I share
with Alex that I'm envious of

sharks are most common, and
where danger is at its higlhest,"
Burgess said. "A perfect exam-
ple of that is in Western
Australia, where people have
been getting thit in areas of
known while shark abundance
at times of year when white
shark numbers are at their
highest the responsibility is
upon us, as humans, to avoid
such situations or else pay the
Sur fers experienced a
majority of shark incidents with
60 percent, largely due to the
provocative nature of the activ-
ity. Swimmers were affected by
22 percent of attacks, followed
by divers, with 8 percent.
Burgess said 30 million to
70 million sharks are killed
every year in fisheries, and peo-
ple need to recognize humans
pose a greater threat to elas-

his job. He reassures me that
people find reporting excit-
ing. If the car thing doesn't
work totrt, Alex can always talk
people off ledges for a living, I
I tell him I want to buy this
car. He says, "No problem,"
and wagers tle Daytona will
.go for $3(00,000 at least.
Knowing I['n a little short of
that mark, I peer into my wal-
let. It's so barren I swear a
miniature tumbleweed rolls
outi and bounces away.
Despite this incongruity
between how much money I
have and how inuch I need to
make this Ferrari mine, I
rationalize that I'll buy it
somehow. All I'm lacking are
a hedge fund and a black
American Express card.
And before I know it, my
dalliance with the Ferrari is
ending. We slowly pull into
the lot. It's a sad moment. but
I promise myself I'll be strong
as I withdraw from my new
paramour's clutches.
Still, I fight off the urge to
have.a Rick-and-llsa moment
with the car. Don't make a
scene, I tell myself. "Besides,


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mobranchs (sharks, skates and
rays) than sharks do to
humans. Worldwide over-fish-
ing, especially to meet demands
for flesh and fins used in shark
fin soup, an Asian delicacy, con-
tinues to contribute to the
decline in shark populations,
Burgess said.
In the case of a shark attack,
researchers advise taking a
proactive response, such as hit-
ting the shark's nose, since they
respect size and power.
"Shark attacks are rare and
it doesn't matter whether you
call them attacks or bites or
bumps your chances of hav-
ing any of them are slim,"
Burgess said.
For additional safety tips and
to view the 2012 Worldwide
Shark Attack Summary, visit

you're not even wearing a
fedora," I say.
Resisting the temptation to
channel Wayne's World
proves a taller order. "She will
be mine," I declare aloud to
nobody in particular. My out-
burst is met with a few baffled
stares, but I pay them no
* *
Driving my Acura home, I
couldn't help but feel a little
guilty. I wondered if it could
smell the scent of another carl
on me. Nonsense, I thought.
Still, I couldn't shake the
image of that Ferrari
I later learned she sold for
$3715,000. To her new owner, I
advise: Be gentle, give her the
love and care she deserves.
Perhaps some day I'll have
a Ferrari to call my own. Until
then, "Here's looking' at you,

Thanksgiving Novena to

0 Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr,
great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful
intercessor of all who invoke your
special patronage in time of need, to
you I have recourse from the depth of
my heart and humbly beg to whom
God has given such great power, to
come to my assistance. Help me in my
present and urgent petition. In return I
promise to make your name known
and cause you to be invoked. Say three
Our Fathers, three Hail Marys and
Glorias for nine consecutive days
Publication nIust be [-,. ;,,.,j- St.
.1. ',for us, and all' n ho invoke
,'.,uI i n AmenI. Nt,. NOvena" has
never been known to fail, I have has
my request granted. C. S. G.
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Continued from 1A
the children's lives and
"You think about some of
those special teachers that
when you look back at what a
profound impact they had on
your life ... only then do you
really appreciate those peo-
Ferrante chose teaching
as her career because she
wanted to make a difference
in the community.
"When you think about
where our world's going,
xwho's going to lead it? Our
kids. Our future is up to our
kids," Ferrante told the
Nassau County Record earlier

this school year. "At least I
can help our future by build-
ing good thinkers and prob-
lem solvers."
In her packet for the codun-
ty selection she wrote, "The
little 'stars' we passionately
strive to reach within our
classrooms will one day be a
complete constellation,
working together, shining
bright and filling roles for all
to see."
Ferrante wants to do all
she can to hell) those stars
shine. She will now compete
for the title of Florida Teacher
of the Year, which is typically
announced in July.
Ferrante lives in Yulee
'with her husband, Nick, and
children Brennon and Belamy

Public hearing on

bicycle plan set

Residents in Clay, Duval,
Nassau and St. Johns counties
will have one final opportunity
to provide input for the North
Florida Regional Bicycle
Pedestrian Master Plan Study
being conducted by the North
Florida Transportation Plann-
ing Organization (North
lFlorida TPO). A series of five
open-house walk-through pub-
lic meetings with multiple sta-
tions will allow attendees to
review and commenton the
plan's draft elements.
The public meeting in
Nassau County is scheduled
from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March
7 at the Nassau County Com-
mission Chambers, James S.
Page Governmental Complex,
96135 Nassau Place, Yulee.
More than 2,000 respons-
es to a recent survey were sub-
mitted that reflected the cur-

rent levels of bicycling and
walking for people living in
Northeast Florida, their atti-
tudes about cycling and walk-
ing and their opinions about
barriers that currently exist.
The North Florida TPO
handles a wide range of initia-
tives and projects that include
the long range i..iril'" i i ii ,
plan; a Transportation
Improvement Program:
Commuter Services/car and
vanpool program: freight
mobility and congestion man-
agement studies; coalitions for
Intelligent Transportation
Systems (ITS) and Clean
Cities; forums on integrating
land use and transportation,
public private partnerships,
global trade and transport;
tion, to name a few.
The TPO website is

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FRIDiAY FEBRUARY 15.2013 NEWS News-Leader

From ordinary to exceptional

It1 is Monday afternoon and
we have just driven back from
the National Automobile
Dealers Association
Convention in ()rlando. The
mood was upbeat this year,
with the business gaining
back sales and expected to
continue. Each year, there is a
Sunday mourning inspira-
tional program similar to an
interdenominational service.
A local choir sang and, as
always, there was a keynote
address. This year we heard
from Captain Mark Kelly,
four-time astronaut and bus- .
band of Congresswoman
Gabrielle Giffords, who most
will remember was shot a
couple years ago in an assas-
sination attempt in Tucson.
Hollie and I enjoyed his talk,
as we did that of another cap-
lain at our last convention -
that being Capt. Chesley
Capt. Kelly's talk having
been the neatest experience
of my week, it seemed like a
good thing to write about. He
grew up in northern Jersey
not far from NYC. His clad
was a rough and tumble cop
and Mark says he was verg-
ing on being a juvenile delin-
quent until a quest of his

chanmsed his
outlook. She
decided to
-'- : *become a
i... .... op, like her
; husband, if
This was the
'70's and lady
REFFER'S officers were
CORNER uncommon
and given no(
Rick Keffer breaks. One

of the physical requirements
was scaling a wall in nine sec-
onds. His dad built a replica of
the wall and Mark watched
his mom spend two months
training, going from futility to
being able to get over the bar-
rier. She ultimately passed the
test in half the allotted maxi-
mum time and became an offi-
cer. Her determination served
to change his life. He worked
harder at school and got bet-
ter grades and cleaned up his
From an early age, he
dreamed of being the first
human to walk on Mars. He
envisioned a path as a Navy
aviator, flight instructor and
ultimately astronaut. He
entered flight school at


Pensacola the same year "Top
(;un" came out and was listen-
ing to the soundtrack when
he arrived. He professes to
beingm.a below average aviator,
but very determined as his
mother was years earlier. His
first series of touch and goes
and landing on an aircraft car-
rier were met with the ques-
tion. "Are you sure you want
to do this?" You know his
answer. Capt. Kelly went on to
fly combat missions in the
Gulf and barely survived two
heat-seeking Soviet-made mis-
siles on an early mission over
Iraq. Deciding to fly around
the missile fire on I he way
back from the bombing mis-
sion, he knowingly flew into
Iran airspace, was mistaken
for a bad guy and nearly faced
friendly fire. A tough day, with
lessons learned.
His dream of becoming an
astronaut was realized and he
flew four missions, ending
with the last shuttle mission.
Although he didn't make it to
Mars, he says he got close
and seems to have enjoyed
his life voyage to date. His last
mission was after the tragedy
.with his wife. At one time he
pulled himself off the mission,
only to be encouraged to re-
consider. His fortitude during
his wife's shooting and ongo-
ing recovery ranks as one of
his biggest accomplishments
in my perspective. Mark is an
unassuming man, his appea'r-
ance not exceptional, his
speaking delivery not world

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class, but the end result of his
genuineness is unmistakable.
He was what some would .call
the "real deal." He charted a
path that led him from ordi-
nary to exceptional. He had a
dream, he had a plan and he
used a big positive influence
in his life to build on. We can
all dream and plan. Finding a
springboard is the big vari-
able for many. Call it "eye of
the tiger," "true grit" or any
other phrase you select. It
boils down to good old- fash-
ioned determination. A young
man from Jersey had it and
made it pay.
I recognize this is but a
few snippets of Mark Kelly's
talk. They seemed worth
sharing. A little trivia to wind
things up. From 1998 to 2007,
the U.S. averaged 17.1 million
new units sold a year. In 2012,
we sold 14.5 million and are
projected to hit 15.5 million in
2013. Upside still exists and is
projected to continue happen-
ing. More population will be
counterbalanced by longer
ownership cycles, I believe.
Still, we will get. back to the
17-million range in a few
years, it is projected. The
country will benefit.and jobs
will be created. Have a good
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He'
invites questions or positive sto-
ries about automobile use and

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I Acethewonderdog is
coming up on a birthday
soon, and he's made the last
four years quite an adven-
ture. Unlike any other dog
we've owned, he's taught us
quite a few lessons in the
He's not a foodie. After
feeding Labrador retrievers
for 30 years, I have yet to
live down the 20-pound sack
of kibble I bought the day
Ace came home. At a quar-
ter of a cup a day, I'm sure
that it tasted like sawdust by
the time we reached the end
of it.
He had no table manners.
I had to teach him bow to eat
out of a bowl. The wonderful
people at Nassau Veteribary
Hospital and I agreed that
his former owners must
have thrown food on the
ground outside, which is
where we think he spent his
first year. (They also.said his
strictly outdoor life is proba-
bly why a (log as young as
Ace had such a scary case of
He's not a morning per-
son. Our Labs had full blad-
ders and empty stomachs
that held reveille between
5:30 and 6 every morning.
We have to search for Ace to
wake him up. He's always
curled up in a little ball,
zonked in one-of his favorite
crannies in the house.
He is a fair weather
canine. Onde he's'awake, I
invite him to go outside for
that all-important first trip. If
it's raining or too cool, he
gives me a dirty look and
goes back to bed. At least
we've started our morning
with a good laugh.
Did I say he's not a food-
ie? I introduced Ace to
Laurie Buckley of Passion4
Pooches to teach us basic
obedience. Her training
treats didn't work with Ace,
but high praise and a nice
pat hit the spot. I washed the
treat jar and put it on a high
He has no prey instinct.
He merely gl:i,ii,.-' at the
tanoles runiTtgarfould our
back yard. Thoselittle
lizards are quick, and I
assumed that he would try
to catch one. No, thank you.
,Large insects skitter from
cranny to cranny with no
interference. Ibis grazing at
Main Beach remain undis-
turbed as we trot by. He
makes no move to scatter
seabirds resting along the
shore. Strange dog.
Now I have to tell you, if

',_% -.you ever
want to be
rassed, take
your (log for
a walk on
Avenue. No
f other street
CITY will do,
SIDEBAR because
Si you know
CaraCurtin will eventu-
ally drive down this busy
thoroughfare. All of my
friends and acquaintances
honk and wave just as my
dog executes some spectacu-
larly embarrassing bit of
On yet another glorious
day in Paradise, Ace and I
were walking down Fletcher
at a pretty good clip when he
suddenly went into Stealth
Mode. I pulled up short and
quickly checked out the
house we were now standing
in front of. Nothing. He
dropped to a crouch worthy
of a cheetah in tall grass and
began to make that slow,
stalking creep animals do
when they're homing in on
prey. I frantically checked
the house and lawn again,
expecting to see alligators or
bears, even a large rattler. I
couldn't find anything, which
worried me. Ace's eyes and
nose are infinitely more sen-
sitive than mine, so I knew
he was seeing something I
could not.
Thank goodness, the
house was a vacant rental
property. He dragged me
across its lawn, still in his
stalking crouch, until we
reached his target. There
was no sudden death
pounce, but he gave the
small flock of plastic yard
flamingos a most thorough
sniff before anointing them
with the last of his reserves.
I laughed so hard I had to
lean on a tree.
Now I know why I've
never been plagued by those
pesky birds. Let me-know .
the next time you're overrun
with unwanted lawn avians.
I'll send The Flamingo Kid
over and he can drown them
with his best shot. You can
pay him with pats and belly
rubs. No treats, please.
Come visit with Cara at
Books Plus most Fridays so
you can chat about The
Wilson Mystery Series as well
as City Sidebar: The Book,
which is a collection of her
favorite newspaper columns.


Sheriff: Watch

out for 'gypsies

Nassau County Sheriff Bill
Leepecr has warned about
"gypsy scams."
Every spring) Florida has
an iiincrasce in "gypsy and trav-
eler" activity. Within law
enforcement agencies, the
word "gypsy" refers to people
who travel in small groups
across the country perpetrat-
ing crimes of Itheft, burglary
and fraud.
Gypsy scams are incidents
that occur in daylight hours,
where the suspect will enter a
victim's home for the purpose
of stealing jewelry or money.
Often, the homeowner is
either in or near the home at
the time.
If the individuals are
caught, they give excuses as
to why they are in the home or
on the property. The best way
to keep these individuals from
victimizing you is to keep your
doors locked and your garage
door closed. Remember,.
every Vtime you are outside
your home you cannot see
every door that a would-be
thief might enter.
During this same time of
year, traveling home improve-
ment workers, often called
"Travelers or Irish Travelers,"
invade communities. They
prey on unsuspecting home-
owners, especially the elderly,
going door to door offering to
pave or seal driveways at a
very cheap price.
The "Travelers" will want
payment tip front and prefer
cash, but will often times take
a check. The "Travelers" will
,tell the homeowners they


West Side
The Westside Democratic
Club will meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the Nassau
County Building on Mickler
Street in Callahan.
Guest speaker is Ocean
Highway & Port Authority
C II,., 1..,:ipi Rcayes. Dinpe .,i
and a brief business meeting'
will follow. The meeting is
open to the public. Call (904)
879-5163 for information.

have patch left over from a
previous job. Most home-
owners who hire traveling
workers experience shoddy
work with substandard mate-
After the work is complete,
the victim can't locate the
worker for a refund or to
repair the job. When victims
try to stop payment on the
check, it's already been
cashed and the name on the
check is usually fictitious or
belongs to an uninvolved third
Homeowners should be
suspicious of anyone who
knocks on their door with an
offer that sounds "too good to
be true." Homeowners
should check references and
contact the Better Business
Bureau to check out the com-
pany. Finally, never pay in
advance. Always pay at the
conclusion of the job.
Remember, if the deal sounds
too good to be true, it proba-
bly is.
"It is our duty to notify and
warn the community of these
scams," said Le:.p. i "No
neighborhood is immune and
the random nature of their
travels makes every neigh-
borhood a potential target."
Leary homeowners can
always call the sheriff's office
non-emergency line if they
suspect someone is running a
scam. If you see gypsies or
travelers in your neighbor-
hood, homeowners are
encouraged to get their
descriptions and the descrip-
tion of their vehicles.


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Routine business at county commission

News Leader
Communications backup
The Nassau County
Commission passed a measure
unanimously Monday agreeing
to chip in $2,500 to buy a
microwave dish used for com-
munications during a disaster
scenario. Nassau joined neigh-
boring Baker, Clay, Duval and
St. Johns counties in commit-
ting stakes toward maintaining
lines of communication, in case
an emergency disrupts 911
Grant agreement
Nassau County Commis-
sioners voted unanimously in
favor of signing a maintenance
agreement with the state of
Florida Division of Emergency
Management for a grant-funded
cross drain repair project on
Bonnieview Road.
Added to the county's
Capital Improvement Plan in
September, the.project would
get $46,000 of its I ...,1 from
the county.
County staff says the cul-
verts and sandbags curr-ently
posted at Bonnieviev Road over
Jackson Creek are inadequate
and in disrepair after 2012's
tropical storms.
Debris disposal
The Nassau County Com-
mission unanimously approved
a "cost effective" contract for
yard waste and construction
debris disposal with Sandhill
Recycling Monday after reject-
ing a higher bid from a com-
petitor, Old Kings Road, LLC.
According to county docu-
ments, Sandhill's rate for yard
waste disposal was $2 cheaper,
resulting in more than $2,000
savings. Even so, Sandhill's rate
for construction debris dispos-
al was $7 higher than that of


Old Kings Road, but the coun-
ty doesn't move many tons of
construction debris.
Commissioner Barry Holloway
praised staff for finding the sav-
Bay Road widening
The board unanimously
passed a measure giving engi-
neering firm England-Thims &
Miller the go-ahead to start
design work on the second
phase of the Bay Road widening
and resurfacing project. The
design work, part of a project
under Florida Department of
Transportation's (FDOT) Small
County Outreach Program
(SCOP), will cost the county
$187,000. FDOT has commit-
ted a maximum of $907,500 to
the entire project.
'Blended driveway'
The commission unani-
mously passed a measure
approving a waiver in driveway
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requirements for a Florida
Public Utilities property to allow
the firm to use a single, 52-foot
wide driveway instead of two
separate 30-foot driveways as
mandated in the Nassau County
An agent from engineering
firm Gillette & Associates told
the board the blended driveway
would.satisfy logistical needs
and safety concerns.
Burney Park booked
Commissioners approved a
measure unanimously Monday
allowing the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation to use Burney
Park during the Gooding &
Company automobile auction
being held there March 8-10 as
part of the Concours d'Elegance
that weekend.
Contracts approved
The board agreed (5-0) to
approve union contracts for
Public Employees Local 630 and

Fire-Rescue Professionals Local
3101 Monday. The ratification
follows months of negotiations.
Code fixed
The commission approved
(5-0) a pair of amendments to
the county's aind Development
Code on Monday, fixing "glitch-
es" and typos in articles 25 and
27 of the code.
The Planning.& Zoning
Board passed the repair meas-
ures at a previous meeting.
"The following two bills are
designed to repair glitches that
were discovered on two ordi-
nances recently passed by the
BoCC. In both cases the text
that needs to be added does not
affect the intent nor the practi-
cal application of the ordi-
nances," Interim Growth
Management Director Peter
King previously told the plan-
ning board.

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I'll eat

Musings, opinions, observe
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and mor
Before you read any fur-
ther go get your calendar ai
a pen because you'll need to
remember that Wednesday,
March 20, you are going to
drive to the California Pizza
Kitchen, 4217 River City
Drive, in the St. Johns Towr
Center and once you are
there, buy as much pizza,
pasta, salad, appetizers, etc.
as you can eat, buy some
more to take home, then lea
a huge tip. 'Why? Because o
that same day some 650 ma
agers and corporate staff of
the Los Angeles-based
California Pizza Kitchen
(CPK) will do something
they've never done before a
they swarm across Amelia
Island tackling a variety of
charitable activities ranging
from renovating a kitchen a
Safe Harbor Boys Home for
at-risk youth to laying sod ii
an athletic field for the local
Boys & Girls Club during
what the company calls its
"Inspired Acts Day" before
they get back to their "how
increase margins and prof-
itability, inventory control,
same-store sales growth, et
corporate shop talk session
being conducted at The Rit2
Carlton, Amelia Island Mar
18-22. Other activities the
group, along with local volu
teers, will be involved with
that Wednesday include: pr
viding and assembling benc
es for various Parks and .
Recreation sites; creating ai
planting vegetable gardens
shelters for the homeless;
stuffing backpacks with
school supplies for 250 chil-

this chain's pizza and
va- I dren in zas-taste-like-the-containers- be able to advertise"
Need; paint- they-come-in" rant since the island's only smoked
ing dugouts company's actionshave so hang on mullet klo
e: and provid- already left such a good taste, on the way.
ing conces- and the CPK locations are not * *
nd sion equip- limited to just pizza, but also Holy mackerel! D
0 ment for feature full bars, soups, appe- one just say "smoked
local Little tizers, salads, a variety of main Of all the unlikely pla
Leaguers; courses and much more. Also, recently heard that C
donating and I'm sure The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Plantat
DAVE'S delivering hoteliers will be surprised to Executive Chef Davii
n WORLD plates and learn that they'll take out the Wardynski announce
silverware trash, clean their own rooms Verandah Restaurant
for various and make their beds. No. not Chris Pickeran will s
, David N local really, I made that up. But hey smoked mullet. OK,
Scott Coalition for CPK folks, ya'll come back believe it when I see
ave the real soon now, ya heah! Verandah, which has
H l -n, or..-. rvanizationns * closed for renovation







11omeiess 0ga ;t lltZ5,
.donating and delivering food
and equipment for a local food
bank; and designing and paint-
ing wall murals for child care
centers. But, as they say on
the TV commercials: "Wait,
there's more!" CPK has
pledged commercial kitchen
equipment valued at more
than $50,000 to the island .
Barnabas Center's new 1303
Jasmine St. location's food
pantry, thus doubling its size
with a walk-in freezer, refriger-
ator, stove/oven, microwave,
dishwasher, shelving and
more says a delighted Marla
McDaniel, Barnabas' develop-
ment manager.
In a huge understatement
CPK CEO G.J. Hart says the
company's goal is "to make
improvements and leave a
community a little better than
when we came" and this
island's residents are slack-
jaw thrilled CPK picked us for
their first such event, even
though their closest restau-
rant is in Jacksonville and
they didn't do all these good
deeds just to encourage us to
eat there, so I'm .making-an
exception to my "all chain-piz-

Speaking of companies and
folks that give back to the
community, Ernie Saltmarsh,
owner of the Florida House
and its next door Green
Turtle and recent acquirer of
the Historic Trolley fleet, is
offering anyone on the island
a free one-hour historic tour of
the area for a limited period of
, time. So if you haven't been
on one of these trips, head
over to the downtown marina
parking lot and jump on a trol-
ley at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. You
may want to call the trolley
folks at 753-4486 first. I've
done these tours and once
you've taken one, I promise
you'll want to do it again and
you'll definitely recommend it
to visitors.
Trolleys are also available
for birthday parties, weddings
or any other event your imagi-
nation can conjure up but
those aren't free. Also, Ernie
has some very, very fascinat-
ing plans in store for the
Turtle and the Florida House
which will be detailed here at
a later date but I'm hearing
that the Turtle may just be the
first place on Amelia that will



December, will be spe
in locally caught seafo
has reopened with a r'
look and you can dine
looking over a canopy
oak trees that Flash F
bulldozers missed in i
attempt to turn part of
south end of the island
The Verandah deb
new look last Friday w
some imaginative seal
meals that ipeclude
Cumberland crabcake
Atlantic-caught salmon
Mayport and Fernand
shrimp, grouper, tuna
variety of steaks and o
interesting selections.
these classy folks at
321-5050 and would o0
them please let me kn
this mullet yarn is true
another fish story, and
you're reading a 75-ce
gain that does double
a wrapper for those to
let orders.
0 *
OK, I just can't res
ing it again, but if you
"pig out with the Pigg
do it in style, then che

my words
he the new look and revised
mullet" menu at Joe's Second Street
ers, it is Bistro, which has undergone
a whole bunch of renovations
including a remodeled court-
d some- yard, new furniture, trim,
mullet?" paint, etc., under the direction
ces, I of new owners Ricky and Mari
mni Pigg that will have you raving
on about the food, decor, ambi-
ence, etc., and eager to feed at
I that his this super eatery's trough
Chef over and over. They are now
rve open for lunch and dinner
ll every day but Tuesday and
t, but the I'm hearing lots of very favor-
been able comments on the street
.since from those who have been
cializing there. Call the Piggs at 321-
)od and 2558 and sign up for their first
efreshed wine dinner featuring the
while Foley Family of wines on
of live Wednesday, Feb 27 that fea-
ood's tures a four-course gourmet
ts feast for $85 per person
f the including tax, gratuity and
d into a wines.
The menu's too lengthy to
uted its list everything but here are a
nith few teasers: seared scallop
food arugula salad, smoked duck,
osso buco braised short rib,
es, white truffle red bliss
n, whipped potatoes, white
lina chocolate bread pudding with
and a a special sauce and more
theirr including a wine pairing for
Call each course.
And add Joe's to a growing
ne of group of local restaurants that
low if are knocking themselves out
e or just to serve locally caught
d if true seafood with Joe's doing an
:nt bar- exceptional job with a wide
duty as selection of innovative seafood
-go mul- dishes in addition to its more
traditional plates. More about
the new lunch menu another
ist say- day.
want to * *
s" and The Front Street Salty
eck out .Pelican now offers a Sunday

brunch to go with its
marina and waterfront views,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that
includes a wide variety of
offerings such as fried oyster
Benedict, stuffed French
toast, duck confit hash, and
breakfast tacos, among other
items. The brunch also fea-
tures a mixture of Bloody
Marys and mimosas, live
music and some unexpected
surprises in AI's and TJ.'s
attempt to stand out from the
competition on both ends of
the island.
Congratulations to the
Fernandina Pirates Club, as
they walked away with the
Most Outrageous Float trophy
during the St. Marys, Ga.,
annual Mardi Gras celebration
Feb. 9.
Add this to the long list of
things I didn't know: Food
spoilage due to a power out-
age may be covered by your
homeowner's insurance and
the deductible often is lower
than the policy's standard
deductible, sometimes only
$100. However, it is usually
capped at $500 and you "
should take photos of the con-
tents of your fridge and freez-
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before tossing the stinky
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Caring hearts
The Salvation Army Hope House thanks
you. We have so many of you to thank and to
praise the Lord for! From the churches and
organizations that sponsored each of our Red
Kettle Sites to the 650-plus volunteers who
rang. the Christmas bells; from the city of
Fernandina, stores and store managers who
permitted us to ring on their property, to
every person who generously puf a dime,
quarter, dollar or more into the Red Kettles -
we say thank you! Your caring hearts and
community spirit yielded $39,584!
If all that wasn't enough, you individuals,
clubs, groups and businesses also tangibly
demonstrated the love of God by generously
showering 252 low-income seniors in our
Senior Angel Tree Program with Christmas
gifts that shouted "we love you!" For some,
yours was the only gift they received.
Finally, we thank you for volunteering
inside the center, helping us maintain the
daily services we provide throughout the year.
Instead of decreasing the things we do every
day, we actually increased the number of peo-
ple we served!
Your gifts of time, talent aind ti -.:auite',
whether given inside or outside the center, did
and will continue to enable us to help our
neighbors in need right here in Nassau County
throughout the year! May the Lord bless each
of you in 2013 for blessing Him and those
that He loves!
Mary Moore
Salvation Army Hope House

Oceans of Fun
Oceans of Fun Literacy Program would
like to thank all of the volunteers and sup-
porters attending the fundraiser luncheon
with special guest "Emma Goddard" raising
funds for both Summer Reading Camps and
the ongoing after-school tutoring program.
A special thank you to the Nassau County
Culinary Class under the direction of Chef
Instructor Danielle Hayes and her students:
Carlie Ferguson, Natacha Rivera, Nukeishia
Nelums, Amanda Nichols, Olivia Prater, Kelsie
Cook and Dustyn Dowling for preparation of
a delicious Victorian menu including a fabu-
lous dessert selection.
Also our own Fernandina Beach High
School National Honor students, Gerogia
Fasano, Kathyrn Jackson, Jennifer Canal, Blair
Bean, Mia Mikls, Mary Summerlin, Kasie
Lasserre, Robert Larsen, Janica Castro under
the leadership of Ms. Mandy Purvis volun-
teered as servers for the event.
Oceans of Fun Literacy Programs serve
third and fourth grade students from
Southside Elementary and Emma Love
Hardee who struggle with reading skills.
Please contact Paige Schlenker (277-5264)
or Myra Davenport (404-259-8385), regar-
ding funding donations or volunteer oppor-
Dickie Anderson, Toni Callahan,
Myra Davenport, Paige Schlenker
Oceans of Fun Literacy Programs


Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Femandina Beach,
261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel),
e-mail: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island,
Nassauville, O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell),
email: skelley@nassaucountyfl.com
Pat Edwards, District 3-Yulee, 335-0260 (cell),
email: pedwards@nassaucountyfl.com
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville,
Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email:
bholloway@ nassaucountyfl.com
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (dell),
email: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com
City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor: Sarah Pelican: 432-8644 (cell)
email: spelican@fbfl.org
Vice Mayor: Charlie Corbett: 583-1767 (cell)
email: ccorbett@fbfl.org
Arlene Filkoff: 583-8629 (cell)
email: afilkoff@fbfl.org
Ed Boner: 556-7554 (cell)
email: eboner@fbfl.org
Pat Gass: 277-7987 (home)
email: pgass@fbfl.org


Dave's World
I look forward to Dave's columns
and read them regularly. I also look
forward to the responses he pro-
vokes. This week didn't disappoint
in either respect.
The letters on Ray Lewis'
redemption, property rights and the
library's burden on the community
offered interesting and, obviously,
' deep feelings.
I am sure that Flash Foods cor-
ner will be attractive and useful to its
customers. The company has the
right (and the zoning authority) to
make of the corner what it wants. It
has that freedom, as Dave and I
have the freedom not to trade with
As for Dave's perceived anti-busi-
ness leanings, I recall that most
every week he touts several local
establishments. I have taken him
up on these recommendations sev-
eral times and find his tastes to align
fairly well with mine. Might that not
be good for the local economy and
tax base?
Now, if I just knew what Ray did
with those bloody clothes of his ...
Robert Knight
Louisville, Ky.

Tale of two ity code
The Amelia Island Trolley com-
pany operates daily while violating
several city codes. Michelle
Forstram (code enforcement) was
notified on Feb. 1 of the violations,
and yet refuses to confront the trol-
ley driver or owner (Ernie
Saltmarsh) and have these viola-
tions corrected.
Now let's look at how Michelle
handled complaints about my shut-
tle/tour bus operation.
In January 2013, shortly after I
started my business, Michelle
approached me at Brett's parking lot
and told me to cease operations
because of code violations. I com-
plied, but then met with Michelle
and City Manager Joe Gerrity to
show them that I was, in fact, in
compliance with codes. They
agreed and I restarted my business.
Michelle approached me again
in the Brett's parking lot and told
me I was violating parking, loading
and sign codes. I asked her to cite
the codes but she couldn't (except
for the sign code). She also said
that' Mr. Gerrity wanted me to
remove mynametag. I removed the
sign and nametag and continued
operating. *
On Feb. 1, I saw a large, colorful
sign which read "Free Trolley
Rides" in the windshield of the trol-
ley parked at Brett's. I was astound-
ed to learn that Mr. Gerrity had
approved the sign (which no other
Historic District business would
ever be allowed to display). Any
rational person would interpret the
sign as an attempt to force me out
of business, and Mr. Gerrity
approved it.
Having had enough of this treat-
ment, I called Michelle and told her
of the trolley code violations. She
referred me to Mr. Gerrity
(runaround number 1), who
referred me back to Michelle
(runaround number 2), who then
referred me to the city attorney
(runaround number 3), who
assured me that Michelle could han-
dle trolley code violations
(runaround number 4).
Over the next few days I noti-
fied Michelle repeatedly of the
ongoing trolley code violations.
Nothing was done. The city attorney
assured me that the trolley viola-
tions would be handled as quickly
and in the same manners my vio-
lations, but later told me the code
violations would be investigated and
then a letter would be sent to Mr.
Saltmarsh. Is there any way that is
equal treatment? I was shut down
without actually violating a code,
while Mr. Saltmarsh gets a letter
for documented violations.
As of this writing the trolley com-
pany is violating the following
Ordinance 2012-30
5-B-3. A trolley is operating daily
without a permit.
5-C-2. Fares are not posted on
the trolleys or the trolley street
5-D-1. Trolleys load and unload
on city streets and city property
other then the designated trolley
5-G. Approved tour route is not
always followed. /
Exhibit 3 to franchise agree-
Trolley can only conduct tours
Monday-Saturday at 11 a.m.
In a nutshell, the trolley is oper-
ating without a permit, on a non-
approved route, at unapproved
times and days and without post-
ing their fares. And to residents of

the Historic District who were
promised upon granting of the trol-
ley franchise that the trolleys would
not be stopping on city streets or
loading and unloading on city
streets, it happens almost daily.
Maybe you could complain to'
Michelle. The violations could be
eliminated with a 5-minute conver-
sation with Mr. Saltmarsh, although
I made my complaints 10 days ago
and nothing has changed. So good
luck with that.
Compare that with the speed
with which complaints against me
were handled by Michelle.



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On a personal level, I feel certain
that I will be forced out of business
by the trolley giving free tours with
the approval of Mr. Gerrity, and by
a refusal of the city to enforce codes
with the trolley in the same manner
they did with me and with so many
other businesses. I wish better luck
to the next small business who
dares to compete with someone
with deep pockets and power.
Michael Pappas
Fernandina Beach

Elsie Harper
Volunteer Awards
Since 1989, when conceived, the
Elsie Harper Volunteer of the Year
Award Committee rof the city of
Fernandina Beach has sought to
recognize volunteers who make our
community a better place to live.
As our island has grown, so have
the awards. We began with one
award and-now give four. However,
one thing has not changed: We
depend on the community to nom-
inate volunteers!
Potential awardees will be rec-
ognized in one of four areas: 1)
Volunteering with Youth, and/or
Youth Performing Volunteer
Services 2) Working with the
Elderly, 3) Social Services, and 4)
Community Enrichment/.
Environment/ Education (arts-ani-
mal welfare-environment).
Do you know a worthy candi-
date? Nomination forms are avail-
able 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 104A.
But hurry! Nomination deadline
,is March 15.
If you have any questions, con-
tact the Volunteer Center (261-2771)
or call me at 261-0346.
Thank you for helping support
Jayne Conkin, Chair
Elsie Harper Volunteer
Awards Committee

Teachers to Gov. Scott
We are concerned parents who
also happen to be professional
'teachers. We witness first-hand the
failed results of outcome-based test-
ing, experience the pressure stu-
dents feel from outcome based test-
ing and watch as our own children
turn from loving reading to hating
the chore of reading. The direction
of a "business model" education has
dampened and in some cases
removed the "love" of learning for
our own children. The policymakers
in Tallahassee are missing a real
opportunity to support an educa-
tional system that promotes valid
learning with a hands-on education
focused around the child's devel-
opment age while supporting true
growth, curiosity and depth of
knowledge. Therefore, Mr.-
Governor, we would gladly forego a
$2,500 raise to ensure the future of
Policymakers in Tallahassee
need to either come up with a real,
all-encompassing plan in education
for a sustainable future or hand
back control to the local districts.
Handing down mandate after
unfunded mandate and standard-
ized testing is not a plan for the
future of our children. Testing eval-
uates present performance; it does
not promote or support goal set-
ting for future graduates and the
future Florida work force. Florida
spends an enormous amount of
time, energy and resources on stan-
dardized testing and alternate edu-
cation choices but offers no blue-
print or resources for districts to
move forward with the many man-
dates passed onto local districts.
This is very shortsighted and does
not provide a sustainable future for
our children. We ask you, "What is
the long-term goal for our students
and our children?"
If we continue to use testing as
a punitive measure, it will stifle any
real growth for our children. There
is currently-a state law that will take
effect in three years; this law will
withhold state funding from a dis-
trict for any student who fails an
End of Course Exam. How will with-



holding approximately $1,000 for
every student who fails in our dis-
trict help our children succeed in
the future? In our district, students
do not learn science from a certified
science teacher until the sixth
grade. How about providing more
resources for more STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and
Math) programs at all levels? How
about providing more resources for
our high school students who are
not college-bound to have real
vocational and apprenticeship pro-
A stronger Florida will require a
stronger workforce. It will require
all of us to work in the same direc-
tion to be competitive in the world.
Divisive politics and squabbling.
over pieces of the educational "pie"
will not get us there. It is easier to
test students because it shows us
immediate results. It is much hard-
er to come up with an all-encom-
passing plan that looks to the future
to prepare our students and our
children. Our children do not have
10 years to see if the "standardized
test" plan works: Therefore, we
challenge policy makers to create a
comprehensive, long-term plan to
provide a quality, well-rounded edu-
cation that supports a future for the
Florida workforce, problem-solvers
for tomorrow's university system
and show that Florida's education-
al system leads the nation.
For us, that would be priceless
and w'rth a whole lot more than
Mandy Purvis
Carol Romack
Fernandina Beach

Debate about'arms'
The Second Amendment to the
Constitution states, "A well regu-
lated Militia, being necessary to the
security of a free State, the right of
the people to keep and bear Arms,
shall not be infringed."
Currently there is a lot of dis-
cussion about military assault
weapons, and whether they should
be banned. Why is there no dis-
cussion about Rocket Propelled
Grenades (RPGs)? Why can't we
have them In our homes? Why not
tanks, machine guns; 20mm Bofors,
military jets, tomorrow's weapon-
ry, etc? Aren't they categorized as
"arms"? Aren't they covered by the
Second Amendment?
I think the majority of home-
owners will agree that these latter
arms shouldn't be scattered around
the country in people's gardens or
homes. It is clear, therefore, that
there is a limit on what arms should
be allowed in our neighborhoods,
regardless of the Second
Amendment. As most of us agree
with the above statement, that a
limit is necessary, the only ques-
tion is where should the limit be
When the Second Amendment
was written, the primary weapon
was the rifle. Yes, there were can-
nons and handguns but their impact
was small versus the rifle. So the
Second Amendment provided pro-
tection against foreign invasion as
well as protection against an out of
control government
Today, it guarantees nothing.
Rifles, even automatic ones, are of
little value against tanks, aircraft,
missiles, etc., that a foreign invader
would use or an out of control gov-
ernment would use.
So we get back to the basic issue
with arms. Where should the limit
be for people to own specific
weapons? Perhaps the answer
comes from looking at what uses
homeowners have for weapons. The
first is to protect themselves against
criminals. Here a handgun, rifle or
shotgun would suffice. The second
is for hunting. A rifle or shotgun is

adequate for this. The third is for
target shooting. A handgun, rifle or
shotgun serves these two uses also.
I cannot think of another use. So
this puts the limit on arms home-
owners should have to hand guns,
rifles or shotguns. Military-style
assault weapons have no logical use
for the homeowner. They. should
be banned along with RPGs and all
the other military style weapons.
Hal Mather
Amelia Island

Thank you for your recent cov-
erage of the clearing of old-grown
live oak trees at the Flash foods
location at the intersection of First
Coast Highway and South Fletcher
Avenue near Harris Teeter. I am
heartsick at the loss of these majes-
tic trees,
I find a letter you published on
Feb. 1 on this topic to be thoughtful
and persuasive. I have contacted
my local representatives to ask for
a strong tree ordinance, and I urge
others to do likewise.
In the meantime, I no longer
shop at Flash Foods. I used to buy
my gas there, as they have some
of the best prices on the island. But
I see tonight that another gas station
is matching those prices.
Henceforth, I will fill up there; I
encourage those who care about
the live oaks on our island to do
Marion Galbraith'
Fernandina Beach

I wish to publicly thank Tony
Baia, the owner of Amelia Graphics
on Sadler Road, for his cooperation
'and generous discount on con-
struction paper that is used to make
placemats. These placemats are
used twice a month by the First
Presbyterian Church when serving
meals to the homeless and hungry
at Hope House, in conjunction with
the Interfaith Dinner Network.
Genevieve Hall
Amelia Island

The vote for our library expan-
sion should never have been 3-2! It
should have been unanimous 5-0
in favor! Shame on Commissioners
Sarah Pelican and Pat Gass ("Yes to
library expansion, 3-2," Feb. 8)!
I have had my library card for 33
years. It is unbelievable to me that
five people- elected by their peers
cannot come together with one
community spirit and understand
how very much this expansion of
the library is needed. People of all
ages use and need our library.
Those using the computers need
their own private space; children
need a reading room. How else are
we going to teach our children how
important and how wonderful it is
to read? As Commissioner Charles
Corbett stated, there is no logic in
not replacing the roof or roof flash-
ing and the windows while the con-
tractors are in place. It would be
foolish to go back later on to do this
The Friends of the Library
should only be responsible for the
furnishings for the expanded build-
ing, and they will do a very good job
of raising their funds for this.
Because this is a community that
"gives." The rest is the responsibil-
ity of the county and the city, and I
believe if they put their minds to it
they will find a way to do their part.
Frankly, I am tired of the wailing
about "the economy" let's have
some optimism here let's all say,
"Yes, we can do this!"
Audrey Stone
Fernandina Beach

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are published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box
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God identifies us by o01

G od has reserved a priceless can't claim it. He identi-
inheritance for his children. It lies us by our spirit and
is kept in heaven, pure and ino other person has
undefiled, beyond the reach of t(he exact spirit that we
change and decay. '. have. God has re-
Sometimes we may begin to make served something so
plans to celebrate special occasions i valuable for each of us
such as birthdays, anniversaries or' any that the only way to
given holiday. A number of family mem- receive it is by the Spi-
bers, relatives and close friends may riNWAND Our names identify
receive invitations because we may not NOWAND us here on Earth and
have a facility to accommodate all who THEN our names are written
would like to come. As the responses -- ..- in the Lamb's Book of
come in, it is our understanding that Life in heaven; howev-
each person invited is being assigned to Maybelle er, only in heaven will
a seat at a reserved table. That means Kirkland our spirits be the dis-
that no one else can sit in that seat. tinguishing factor. 'If
Since we have a manmade system for there is another you or
special occasions, it allows us to me in heaven, it will be OK. They Will
respond and receive a reservation. How get their inheritance, but they can't
much more can we expect to receive touch mine or yours.
this priceless inheritance that God alone What are we doing here now to
can reserve for us, His children? ensure our reservation in heaven? Jesus
Our inheritance cannot clash with is real, heaven is real and so is hell. The
each other's. Our name has been new doctrine of inclusion may be a doc-
assigned to what awaits us and no other trine but it is not the gospel of the Lord


Jesus Christ.

Women, Words

& Wisdom 2013

Speaker Series
The Women's Center of Jacksonville presents the
third annual 2013 Speaker Series Women, Words
and Wisdom, featuring three dynamic women: March
5, Anne M. Butler, Ph.D., April 2, Jennifer K. Wesely,
'Ph.D. and May 7, Madeline Scales-Taylor. All of the
lectures will be held at'Ih,-ati r Jac:ks:n ill-: in San
Marco. Each event will 'b-gin with a ir:, prion at 5:30
p.m. with the featured speaker, and at 6:30 p.m., the
lecture with a question and answer session to follow.
Ticket prices are $90 for the series and $35 for a sin-
gle speaker.
'This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to
learn and to benefit from the wisdom of three very
interesting and talented women and, in turn, to bene-
fit the Women's Center's Expanded Horizons Adult
Literacy Program for Women," said Shirley Webb,
executive director of the Women's Center of
Jacksonville. "The women who come to us love the
personalized support they receive to help them
achieve their learning goals."
Expanded Horizons is a gender-specific literacy
program providing one-on-one tutors and small class-
es to meet the learning needs of women. The pro-
gram addresses many types of literacy needs, such as
reading, writing, math, computer skills, GED prepara-
tion.as ..'ell as financial and healttiftera: Y.-
-Dr. Aniw- Butli '-.lta Is the s l ie- duI ig \.rn, -i,, :"
iHistory Month on Tuesday, March 5, with a fascinat-
ing discussion on pioneering Catholic sisters in the
American West. Her memorable stories will reveal the
stark and harsh environment that women in the
American West experienced and the courage and
strength they displayed.
Butler is the author of Daughters of Joy, Sisters of
Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-1890,
Gendered Justice in the American West: Women
Prisoners in Men's penitentiaries and Across God's
Frontiers, and Catholic Sister and the American West,
On Tuesday, April 2 Dr. Jennifer Wesely will focus
on two of the most marginalized groups of women in
our society today, homeless women and sex workers.
The focus of her talk is appropriate as April is Sexual
Assault Awareness Month. She will take a close look
at the role violence plays in the homelessness of
women, and the sexualization of girls and women in
our society.
Wesely is the author of two books, Hard Lives,
Mean Streets: Violence in the Lives of Homeless
Women and Being 'Female: The Continuum of
The 2013 Speaker Series concludes on Tuesday,
May 7 with Madeline Scales-Taylor.
Scales-Taylor's. career spanned 37 years and
included work in the nonprofit sector, human
resources training, marketing and community rela-
tions. Since retirement Scales-Taylor has made many
discoveries and observations about life's ever-chang-
ing status. As part of the baby boomer generation,
she is changing the definition of retirement. Join her
as she shares how retirement can impact women as
we transform the "me" generation into the "we" gen-
For ticket information go to www.womenscenterof-
jax.org or call (904) 722-3000, ext. 0. Ticket prices are
$90 for the series and $35 for a single lecture.

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ir spirit

Anyone who does not believe on Him
is condemned already. Those who be-
lieve on Him are not condemned. Our
inheritance will be reserved because we
believe in the name of the only begotten
Son of God. Don't even consider trying
to get to heaven any other way. Follow
your spirit for it will claim your inheri-
tance in the future.
Follow people as they follow Christ.
When they stop following Christ, you
keep on going. You will not regret it.
The families of the late Sister Brenda
Peterson, Grace Turner and Brother
Steve Williams Jr. thank you, their fami-
ly and friends, for all acts of kindness
shown to them during their hours of
bereavement and pray God's blessing
upon each of you.
Birthday wishes to Everette Way,
Evans Jones, Faye Scott, Eva Mae Per-
kins, Annette Myers, Latonya Session,
Taneisha Williams, Eddie Lee Jones,
William Veal Sr., Johnal Jones, Reg-
giniald Alexander Jr., Ruth Sykes, James
Payne, Kevin Lockett, Gloria Mitchell-
Jackson, Dione Brown and Toni Collie.


S Enjoy a special
evening of Story &
.. ,:".Song, Words & Music
Cr '~ -: with award-winning
hor Jeffrey Pepper
Rodgers on Saturday
at 8 p.m. in Burns
Hall at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave.
Tickets for the VIP
reception at 6:30
p.m.,are $25 and
Vv include appetizers -
and beverages, a meet
and greet with the
artist, plus preferred
seating. General
admission tickets are
$15-in advance, $26
at the door, with seat-
-" -ing available at 7:15
IPurchase tickets
now at Amelialsland
then check in at the
"will call" table.. All
-proceeds benefit the
book festival.


Kimberly Gustafson, general manager of the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival, spoke to the Kiwanis Club and
shared some exciting news about the 2013 festival. Now in its
13th year, the festival hosted a WinterFest mini-event consist-
ing of three concerts recently. This is in addition to the regu-
lar festival season that runs from'May 11 to June 1. Tickets
can be purchased online at www.aicmf.com or by calling the
festival office at 261-1779. Gustafson is pictured with club
President Stan Storey, above.






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Mr. And Mrs. Megna

Megna ,
John and Theresa Megna
of Fernandina Beach are cele-
brating their 55th wedding
anniversary. They were mar-
ried Feb. 15, 1958, in
Milwaukee, Wis.


Marine Corps Pfc..Cor-
ey L. Rowland, son of Laura
C. Dubberly of Fernandina
Beach, Fla. and Thomas P
Rowland, of Rutherfordton,
N.C., 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, Rowland
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, Rowland 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.
Rowland is a 2012 gradu-
ate of Fernandina Beach High

Army Spec. Charles M.,

Bailey has returned to the
U.S: after being deployed
overseas at a'forward operat-
ing base to serve in support
of Operation Enduring
Operation Enduring
Freedom is the official name
given to anti-terrorism mili-
tary operations involving U.S.
troops and allied coalition
partners. Active duty and
reserve component members
from all branches of the U.S.
armed forces have been
deployed to support the war
against global terrorism out-
side the borders of the United
States. U.S. troops serve in
South, Southwest and Central
Asia, the Arabian peninsula,
the Horn of Africa, islands in
the Pacific and Europe.
Bailey is an operations
clerk assigned to the 4th Air-
borne Brigade Combat Team,
25th Infantry Division at Joint
Base Elmendorf-Richardson,
Alaska. He has served in the
military for four years.
He is the son. of Joy Lietch
of Hoschton, Ga., and Charles
Bailey of Fernandina Beach.
His wife, Kristy, is the daugh-
ter of Gail Cummings of
Maysville, Ga.
The specialist is a gradu-
ate of Jackson County High
School, Jefferson, Ga.


Jacob Alderman of
Yulee was recognized on the
dean's list at Norwich
University in Northfield, Vt.,
for the fall 2012 semester.

Lauren Campbell and
Courtney Overton, both of
Fernandina Beach, were
among the Shorter University
2012 dean's list honorees. To
achieve this honor, students
must complete a minimum of
12 semester hours and earn
at least a 3.5 grade point aver-

age-for the term.

Georgia Southern Uni-
versity recently named 2,623
students for excellence in aca-
demics to the 2012 fall semes- ;
ter dean's list. To be eligible,
a student must have at least a
3.5 grade point average and
carry a minimum of 12 hours
for the semester.
Among those named to
the list were Morgan Lee and
Mackenzie McBride, both
from Fernandina Beach.

Global Citizens project

topic of breakfast series

'Nassau County preschool-
ers are learning to think inde-
pendently and to be kind to
each other through a new
Global Citizens Prevention
Project. Find out about it and
other services offered by
Micah's Place at the FSS
Breakfast Learning Services,
Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m.
Family Support Services of
North Florida (FSS) offers the
free program at the agency's
Nassau County office, 87001
Professional Way in Yulee.
Networking and continen-
tal breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.;
program from 9 to 10:30'a.m.
Register to attend at
Find out how the Global
Citizens project teaches chil-
dren the value of'good com-
munications, understanding
that words can hurt, being
accountable for unhealthy
behavior and understanding
facial expressions and their
related feelings.
Also learn about other free
and confidential services from
Micah's Place, Nassau County's
only domestic violence center,
including safe and confidential

shelter, counseling, support
groups, education programs
and more.
Guest speakers are Shandra
Riffey, executive director, and
Barbara Beck, outreach advo-
cate, of Micah's Place.
The Breakfast Learning
Series is offered by FSS on the
fourth Tuesday of each month.
The educational program fea-
tures a guest speaker who
shares information, trends and
insight into social services
issues and subjects of value to
parents and families.
FSS is the lead agency for
foster care, adoption and fami-
ly preservation in Nassau and
Duval counties. FSS serves the
Nassau County community as a
local resource center for child
protection and family preser-
vation services by partnering
with other area social services
agencies, such as Children's
Home Society and Micah's
The FSS Nassau Office is
located in the Lofton
Professional Plaza, near the
intersection of SR 200 and
Christian Way, about 2-1/2
miles east of US 17, by the
Lofton Creek Animal Clinic.

Free tax filing help available

VITA (Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance) provides free
electronic and paper income tax
filing assistance for low to mod-
erate income, and elderly tax
filers, again this season.
Tax filing assistance runs
through April 11. Filers who
elect to have their returns E-
filed and are due a refund can
expect it within three days to
two weeks with direct deposit.
For appointments at the
Atlantic Recreation Center and
the Peck Center call the
Fernandina library at 277-7365.

Walk-ins will be assisted after
Atlantic Rec Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave., main auditorium,
through April 11, Tuesdays and
Th6rsdays 1-5 p.m.
Peck Center, 516 South
10th St., reception room,
through April 10, Wednesdays
4-7 p.m.
WorkSource, 96042 Iofton
Square, Yulee, also provides
tax-filing assistance, Tuesday-
Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
through April 12. Call 432-0009,
ext. 2660 for reservations.



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Two award winners at
'Saturday's Pirates on the Run
5K/10K had more to cele-
brate than just their fast fin-
Ishiig times. 10K overall win-
,' .. Be Mitchell Driver of
Callahan met his wife, Sarah,
at the race two years ago -
* thanks to some brightly-col-
ored running shoes.
"It was really amazing how
it all played out," Sarah
Driver said this week in an
email interview.
Mitchell had won the
same overall 10K title in 2011
and saw her at the post-race
awards ceremony, where she
as picking up an age-group
had a pair of the bright-
est, lime-green and orange
Newton running shoes on,"
s~ie said. "Mitchell saw me
get my award and comment-
ed ~LoUk at that girl in those
goofy-lo, king bright shoes.'
We wert- b. th really shy at
the race and didn't really say
"It wasn't until a few days
late .that we actually started
taltding. I saw his 5:33 mile
pace and really wanted to
improve my running, and I
a*ed,him if he would be will-
i~g to train me for little bit.
Of 'cursr, he said yes. We
started meeting on.Tuesday
and Thursday afternoons
after work at our local high
school track. And the rest is
"We started running and
training together," Mitchell
remembered "Of course, our
mile paces differ a whole lot
still, although we still run
together, we love it. We had
both run road races before
meeting, all the Amelia Island
Runners races, the Reindeer
Run and of course the Gate
,iRiv. Run. We married on
Feb. 5, 2012," exactly one
year after that big Pirates
race day.
Mitchell, 24, won Satur-
day's 10K in 35 minutes -
close to his 34:28 that had
impressed Sarah two years
ago. Sarah took second place
in her women's 20-24 age
group in 47:57.
More than 700 people reg-'
istered for the 5K/10K, "mak-
ing it the largest event ever
hosted by the Amelia Island
Runners club," race director
Toby Lentz said. "Thanks to
some great weather and per-
fect conditions on the course,
this year's event was a phe-
nomenal success."
Joni Gruwell, 32, of Jack-
sonville, another past Pirates
on the Run 10K overall win-
ner, took the prize again
.Saturday in 41:41. In the 10K
.' mast s division of runners
age 40 and over, overall win-
ners were Dean Krueger, 47,
of Jacksonville in 40:55 and
Rosa Haslip. 4'i. of Fernan-
Sdina Beach in 1':40. Among
g. ndrmasters age 50 and
O -;'top am yards went to
: Roger Olivr, V-., in 42:1.6'and
Alicia Parker, 52, in 48:45.
Both are from Fernandina
B. each.
SFi Ha-lip. it was ai
o pp.,r tunit' t., see the event
from a different viewpoint.
She is a past Pirates race
director and it was her first
chalice to run the race since
-. its course changed to include
t he Egans Creek Greenway.
"In the past,,as a race
director, I didn't get to relax
and enjoy the event and
sometimes wasn't really sure
how it turned out from the
runners' perspective," she
said. "I thought the race
Saturday was great.
"Toby, his wife Robin, and
all the many volunteers did an
excellent job. I appreciated all

Sarah and"Mitchell Driver, above left, met two years ago at the Pirates on the Run.
Runners take off, above right, in this year's event, which was held Saturday and drew
more than 700 runners. Members of the Fernandina Pirates Club, below, weren't the
only ones dressed in pirate garb. Many of the runners, left and right, also dressed for
the occasion.

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10K masters women win-
ner Rosa Haslip, 49, Fern-
andina Beach, 46:40, be-
low; right from left, open
women's winner Joni Gru-
well, 32, Jacksonville,
41:41; masters men win-
ner Dean Krueger, 47,
Jacksonville, 40:55; grand
masters men winner Roger
Oliver, 55, Fernandina
Beach, 42:16; grand mas-
ters women's winner Alicia
Parker, 52, Fernandina
Beach, 48:45.

their hard work to make it a
well-organized and fun race.
Now I know why people keep
In the 5K, a pair of young
runners took the top spots -
Seth Harbin, 18, of Fernan-
dina Beach in 18:36 and 13-
year-old Mikaela McGee of
Atlantic Beach, 21:45. Two
Fernandina Beach residents
topped the masters division
- Colin Campbell, 40, in
19:11 and Julie Mooney, 41,
24:27. Top awards for grand-
'masters went to Joe Lee, 51,


of Fernandina Beach, 20::39,
and Ann Campbell-Hlays, 54,
of Jacksonville, 24:42.
Complete race results are
available at Amelialsland
The run/walk is held each
year in memory of Ned Ty-
sonj who came up with the
idea in 2004. Hiis widow, Jack-
i'e,welconmed runners to the
event Satul day. She said the
original race was held in 2005,
the year of Jacksonville's
Super Bowl, making Satur-
day's event its ninth annual

running. Earlier stories had
incorrectly called it the 10th.
"As with any event like
this, there's a long list of indi-
viduals and businesses to
thank," Toby Lentz said.
"First and foremost, I'd like to
1p. i .. ill thank St. Peter's
Episcopal Church for allow-
ing Amelia Island Runifers to
again host our event at their
church and for providing a
delicious pancake breakfast
for all of our participants. A
big thank you also goes out to
all of the local businesses that

sponsored this year's event;
your continued support of our
running and walking commu-
nity is appreciated.
"Thanks also need to be
extended to all of our volun-
teers, to the Fernandina
Beach Police, Fire Rescue
and Parks and Recreation
departments, Police Auxiliary
Corps and the Fernandina
Pirates Club. Your support'
and encouragement for ourI
participants truly make
events like this possible.
"Congratulations to all of

Best opening day yet I
'It was an awesome day of softball the ceremonial firsi pitch but broke
and fellowship Saturday for the his wrist in game (one. Just as the
Family Driven Softball League. The opening ceremony was about to
sun glistened on the fields as many begin, Culbreth left the emergency
recalled the not-so-beautiful opening room and got back in time to carry
days of the past, playing in 18-de- out the honor while pitching with his
gree weather and one season when other hand.
the fields were under water. The day began when Culbreth's
Saturday was perhaps the best Springhill Baptist Church staged a
opening day in the FDSL's young seven-run charge only to fall short
history. Despite the great games and to Five Points Baptist Church 20-19.
great food throughout the day, the Robert Thomas, Aimee Johnson and
2013 opener will be remembered Buddy Jones all hit fou-r-fr-four for
for the courage of John Culbreth. Five Points.
Culbreth was selected tb toss out A much-improved Carpenters

or Family Driven Softball League

I louse defeated YuI'e Baptist
Church (Overflow 17-12. Iulbba
Baldwin and .Johnny Lloyd hit fou1ir-
flo'-four for Cal)lrpenters House.
In thle galc of thie week, Christ-
walk scored eight runs in ilie third
inning beforeC holding. off First
Baptist Gold 18-17. Craig Chamber-
lain and Ivall McMulln hi tlhree-l'for-
three for Christwalk.
. Carpenters lHouse notched its
second win of the day, defeating
Journey Two 14-4. Jason Robertson
and Glenn Parrish hit three-for-three
for the Carpenters Hlouse.

First Baptist Blue defeated
Journey One 12-6. Shad Goltz hit
tIh're-for-three lfor First Baptist Blue.
Journey Three defeated Celebration
Baptist Church 15-5. Matt Thornton
an'd Chris Deberry hit four-for-four
for Team Three.
Yulee Overflow defeated one of
the FDSL newcomers, IBlackrock
Baptist Church, by a score' of 20-3.
Will \\.%... I, and Ben Roy hit three-
for-three for Overflow. Another new-
comer to the FDSL, Memorial
United Methodist Church, defeated
Yulee Baptist Church Team One 15-

4. Jerry Hooper hit three-for-three
for MUIMC.
\ .In.' i's player of the week is
Five Points's Aimee Johnson, who
hit four-for-four Saturday and scored
three runs, helping Five Points to a
Men's player of the week Was
Bubba Baldwin, who recorded six
hits in seven at-bats with three dou-
bles and scored six runs, helping
Carpenters 1ousei to two wins
Sat urday.
For information on the league,
visit www.fdslsoftball.org.

our finishers; we hope to see
you again next February and
at all of our Amelia Island
Runners events."
I Two runners who plan on
being there next year and
for years after that -' are
Mitchell and Sarah Driver.
"It's the mark of our anni-
versary, and we plan on 'run-
ning it every year we can in
celebration," lie said.
But not in those bright
shoes, Sarah added. "He con-
vinced mle to'get rid of the
Newtons and ruI in Asics."

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15,. 2013 SPORTS News-Leader

*The Nassau County
women's 3.0-3.5 Doubles
League ,fficrs at eight-week.
seas.in fri m Feb. 27 through
May 22. Matches will be
played on designated Wed-
Snesdays at 1 p.m.-at various
tennis sites in Nassau County.
Each team must have a desig-
nated captain and at mini-
mum of six players. Team
commitments must be re-
ceived by Feb. 18. Team ros-
ters and league fees are due
by 1 p.m 27. Cost is $25
per person. Email michele
The new tennis schedule
has been posted and classes
are under way, keeping

Varsity Baseball
Feb. ft 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. PIUS 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. 20 at Bolles 3:30
Feb. 27 at Bolles 3:30
March 6 County at West Nassau 1:00
March 20 Sub-section at UC 11am
April 5 Section at.Belles 11am
April 19 State 1A atKissimmee TBA
Feb. 19 at Bishop 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
Track & Field
Feb. 15 at Episcopal 3'30
March 1 at Clay County 3:00
March 7 at West Nassau 4:00
March 21 County at West Nassau 4'00
April 11 District 3-2A at Belles 12:30
April 18 Region 1-2AatBolles 12:00
April 27 State 2A at Bolles 8am
Feb. 15 BAKER COUNTY 6:00
Feb 19 atStanton 5:00
Feb 21 TERRY PARKER 6:00
Feb. 25 at Eagles View 6:00
Feb. 26 at West Nassau' 6"00
March 1 at Ed White 6.30
March 5 at Nease 6:00
March 8-9 at 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 HILUARD 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 District 4-4A at Yulee TBA
April 18 District 4-4A at Yulee TBA
Junior Varsity Baseball
Feb. 19 at Baker County 6:30
Feb. 21 at Episcopal 6:00
Feb. 26 at Bishop Kenny 6:00
Feb. 28 YULEE 500
March 4 at Yulee 5:00
March 6 BOLLES 6:00


St. Michael Academy students participated in the recent diocesan middle school track.
and field competition at Bishop Snyder'High School in Jacksonville. Team members in
grades 5-8 competed in discus, shot put, relays, long jumps and sprints for individual
and team awards. This was the first year for St. Michael Academy to add track and
field to its sports programs and to enter the diocesan competition. The St. Michael
Islanders proudly brought home a number of event ribbons as well as an overall sec-
ond-place team trophy. The Diocese of St. Augustine includes 24 elementary and mid-
dle schools, spanning 17 counties. The St. Michael Academy track and field team is
pictured with Coach Bill Beaumont.

Beverly crowned state champ

Kevin Beverly, 8, of Yulee,
who has been wrestling for
nearly two years, placed fist
.in the 2013 Florida AAU "I
Own Florida" State Cham-
pionship Jan. 26. in Braden-
ton. Beverly, who also com-
peted two years in Brazilian
jiujitsu, won the eight-year-
old 90-pound class.
The AAU series consists of
eight tournaments. Beverly
took first in five and second in
the rest His record stands at
31-5 for the season; all five
losses were in older and heav-
ier classifications. He's unde-
feated against his counter-
parts. "
In his first season, Beverly

placed second, losing to the
defending state champ.
"I knew Kevin would prob-
ably be meeting him again in
the finals and knew it would
be tough," said Beverly's
father, Daniel. "The kid he
met in the finals had not lost
in two years and was a two-
time state champion. Kevin
went in and controlled the
whole match."
He won 8-2. Beverly also
wrestled over the weekend in
Valdosta, Ga. He took first
place there as well.
Beverly, an honor roll stu-
dent at Yulee Elementary
School, competes with the
Yulee Wrestling Club.

Kevin Beverly

USPTA instructors Vishnu
Maharaj, Rod Gibson, Karen
R_- mbkert and Tracy Sn mythi-
bui-. i cn t'hi ..ut I,
Information on classes,
instruction, tennis equipment,
area leagues, etc., is available
by contacting the city Parks
and Recreation Department
or by contacting Michele
Maharaj at 548-1472 or
Tennis classes have re-
sumed at the Yulee Sports
Complex. Nassau County
Home Educators classes are
held Wednesdays from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Private lessons
and custom clinics are also

March 12 BISHOP KENNY 6:00
March 13 CAMDEN COUNTY 5:00
March 18 BAKER COUNTY 6:00
March 20 at West Nassau 5:00
March 22 EPISCOPAL 6:00
April 2 at Blles 6.00
April 4 WEST NASSAU 5:00
April 10 at Camden County 5.00
April 11 atYulee 5:00
March 6 at West Nassau
Track & Field:
March 1 Ron Riddle at Clay 3:00
March 7 at Baldwin 3.30
March 21 County at West Nassau 4:00
April 11 District at Bolles 12:00
ApnI18 Region at Bolles 12.00
Feb. 19 at Episcopal 6:00
Feb 22-23 at Panama Beach tourney
Feb. 26 at Baldwin 5/7:00
Feb. 27-March 2 at Keystone JV tourney
Feb. 28 at Hilliard 6:00
March 1 at West Nassau 7:00
March 5 at Ralnes 5:00
March 8-9 at Tallahassee tourney
March 12 BALDWIN 5/7:00
March 14 at Baker County 5/7:00
March 15 SANDALWOOD 4.30/q:30
March 18 BISHOP SNYDER (JV) 6:00
March 22-23 at Daytona tourney .
April 5 WEST NASSAU 7:00
April 5-6 JVat Ocala tourney
April 8 RAINES 5:00
Apni 12 HILUARD 600
Varsity Baseball
Feb. 15 LEE 6'00
Feb. 22 at Coffee County, Ga. 5:30
Feb. 26 at Camden County, Ga. 5.30
Feb. 27 BISHOP KENNY 6.00
March 5 HILUIARD 6:00
March 8 at Fernandina Beach' 7'00
March 12 WEST NASSAU" 6.00
March 14 atTrinity Christian 4:00
March 15 at Bishop Kenny 6:00
March 18 EPISCOPAL 6:30
March 22 at University Chnstian 4:30
March 25-29 at Atlantic Coast tourney
April 1 CARROLLTON, Ga. 6:00
April 2 at West Nassau" 6:00
April 11 at Bishop Snyder 4:30
April 12 at Hilliard 6.00
April 17 at Paxon 6:00
Junior Varsity Baseball
Feb. 19 at Epitcopal 6:00
Feb. 21 CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. 5:30
Feb. 25 at West Nassau 5:00
Feb. 26 BALDWIN 6:00
Feb. 28 at Fernandina Beach 5:00
March 2 at Paxon 11/1:30
March 5 at Bishop Kenny 6:00
March 7 WEST NASSAU 5:00
March 11 EPISCOPAL 6:00
March 12 at Eagle's View 6:00
March 20 at Camden County, Ga. 5:00
March 22 at Baldwin 6:00

Special Olympics
The Nassau County Special Olympics
track and 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.kl2.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.

RotaryClub hosts shoot
The Fernandina Beach Rotary Club will
host the inaugural Jim Dawsey Memorial
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach Sporting
Clays Fundraiser/Fun Shoot March 15 at at
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot Trail
in Yulee. The event will honor longtime club
member Jim Dawsey, who passed away in
2010. All proceeds from the tournament will
benefit the Club's "Dollars for Scholars" col-
lege scholarship program.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.; shotgun
start at 9:30 a.m. Lunch and awards ceremo-
ny at 12:30 p.m. Individual shooters can par-
ticipate for $125. Two-person teams can enter
for $250 and four-person teams for $500.
Corporate teams of two- or four-persons can
register at $375 or $625, respectively.
All entrants will compete on the 70-round
sporting clays course with shotgun shells and
lunch included in the entry fee. Mulligans can
be purchased at five for $20. Other sponsor- .
ships are available. Contact Trip Clark at
(904) 626-0767 or Trip1175@comcast.net or
Shannon Brown at (904) 908-2463 or Brown

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 Femandina Beach. This is a free introduc-
tory level boating class presented by the
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 14-01. Other class
dates are March 16, May 18 and June 15.
Call or email Harry Tipper to register at
(912) 576-6659 or htipper3@comcast.net.

Hale Hearty 7K
The Healih 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.
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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 historic Centre Street. Runners will also
be able to see all sides of the popular and
beautiful Central Park, Egans Creek Green-
way and run past the Amelia Lighthouse. The
course will end on Front Street.
The proceeds from this rice 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. Visit

Elm StreetLttleLeague
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.

The Unthinkable 5K run and walk, spon-
sored by Femandina Beach Christian
Academy, will be held Feb. 23 through Egans
Creek Greenway. Start and finish are at Main
Beach. Walkers are welcome and encour-
aged to enter the 5K. Reception is at 9:30
a.m. at First Baptist Church. Scott Rigsby will
speak; there will be an awards ceremony and
bagels. Fee is $25 per person over 12 years
old; $15 for participants younger. Drop off
entries at Current Running by 2 p.m. Feb. 21.
Registration opens at 7 a.m. race day..Pick up
race packets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at
Fernandina Beach Christian Academy. Visit

Fag football
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is register-
ing for flag football-for ages 5-14. All games
will be played on the FBPWA football field,
1003 Beech St. Cost is $55 per player. Partici-
pants receive a $10 credit when registering
also for fall football. Register online at www.
leaguelineup.com/fbpwa or on-site from noon
to 2 p.m. Feb. 16. 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.



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S* Copernicus, the Polish astronomer who hypothesized that the Earth revolved around the sun, was said to have lamented on his
Shim to see the most elusive of the classical planets. N ercury always hugged the horizon, even in the best of times. I was an adult
before 1I first glimpsed Mercury, but since then I have observed the Messenger GoI perhaps a 100 times and imaged it on dozens
of evenings. 1 have, however, only seen Me lecury twice through a telescope. This week is definitely Mercury's time. Through Feb.
20, ,Mercury hovers about 10 degrees above the WSWV horizon. 30 minutes after sindown. That is a fist held at ann's length al.bove a true horizon. IUse
binoculars to spot Mercury initially, since there will be plenty of light from a recently set sun. On monday. look for a razor thin waxing crescent moon
about a fist and a half (14 degrees) above the WSW horizon and about live degrees higher and to the right of erctury. Binoculars should be able to
capture the pair in the same field of view. As it gets darker, note the earthshine on the unlit portion of the moon. light Irom a nearly full Earth reflected
back to us from Luna. The clearer the sky, the more conspicuous the earthshine will become. One hour after sunset, the moon will still be nearly 10
degrees high ivith its ashen light (from Faith) easy to perceive with the unaided eye and absolutely spectacular through binoculars. As it gets darker,
turn your attention to the NiE where a very familiar star pattern is rising, the Big Dipper. It is not a constellation, because it is only famous as a "dipper"
to Americans. Its bowl will be ascending into the night sky followed by its handle, the last star, A lkaid. not quite visible. By 9 p.m. the Dipper stands
prominently, mid-sky, in the NE, a beacon to the approaching spring., www.astronomy.org

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Concours dElegance returns for18th year

'"32 Zephyr," above left, by Ken Eberts, and "Six Gull Wings," above right, by Jay
Motta, are among the pieces of art that will be on display by the Automotive Fine Arts
Society at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.


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The Golf Club of Amelia
Island at Summer Beach for
the 18th consecutive year, the
Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance is among the most
prestigious automotive events
in the country.
The Concours continues to
expand the event beyond
something just for serious
enthusiasts. Generating a sig-
nificant impact on the local
Amelia Island economy, the
prestigious event draws
upwards of 20,000 attendees
Each year the Amelia
Island Concours honors an
outstanding person from
motor sports, as well as fea-
tured marques. This year, the
concours will honor retired
American racecar driver and
sports broadcast journalist
Sam Posey and will celebrate
the 50th anniversary of the
Porsche 911, Ford GT40 and
cars of Harry Miller.
Automobile aficionados
and art connoisseurs attend-
ing the 2013 Amelia Island
Concours d'Elegance from
March 8-10 will be treated to
hundreds of high-end classic
and collector cars displayed
on the show field, as well as
have the opportunity to meet
members of the Automotive
Fine Arts Society (AFAS) dur-
ing their 18th annual art ,
"We've been fortunate
enough to host our annual art
exhibit at the Amelia Island
Concours since its inception
in 1996 and we're honored to
be a part of the Concours this
spring," said Ken Eberts,
AFAS president. "It's a unique
opportunity for AFAS mem-
bers to share their passion for
automobiles with patrons of
both fine art and the con-
Visitors will experience
automotive fine art in a vari-
ety of mediums including oil,
watercolors, acrylics, wood,

gouache, pen and ink, clay
and metal. Combining their
strong passion and unbridled
love for automobiles and fine
art, AFAS members will bring
a variety of pieces, many of
which will honor the con-
cours marques by exhibiting
pieces featuring the 50th
anniversary of the Ford
GT40, Porsche 911 and cars
6f Harry Miller.
Celebrities, captains of
industry, art collectors and
automotive enthusiasts can be
spotted at this distinguished
annual art exhibit.
Established in 1983, AFAS
currently boasts 25 of the
most celebrated automotive
artists from around the
"Each masterpiece that.
AFAS members bring to this
annual show tells a unique
story," said Bill Warner,
Amelia Island Concours chair-
man. 'The artists do an excel-
lent job of portraying the
details in a creative way while
maintaining the integrity of
the automobile and still leav-
ing room for spectators to use
their imagination. With the
perfect blend of ingenuity and
precision, the' Automotive
Fine Arts Society enhances
the overall experience of the
concours for our attendees,
and we're glad to have them
back for another year."
Other event activities
include a Concours silent auc-
tion, the Rolls-Royce Wine
Makers Dinner, a vintage
fashion show, the Porsche 911
Seminar presented by
Porsche Cars North America
and the Ford GT40 Seminar
presented by Kelly Services.
To view AFAS members
'and their handiwork; visit the
AFAS tent at this year's event.
Additional information about
the 2013 Amelia Island
Concours d'Elegance is avail-
able at www.ameliaconcours.

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"Willy Wonka Jr.," a pro-
duction of the Nassau
Players and Fernandina
Beach Middle School,
directed by Judy Tipton,
features a cast of 60.tal-
ented young people from
Nassau County schools.
Show times are at 7:30
p.m. tonight and Saturday
in the FBMS auditorium,
315 Citrona Drive. Tickets
are $10 and available at
FBMS during school hours
or at Amelia Awards, 817
S. Eighth St. Proceeds will
benefit Communities in

'Colorblind' honors local Bl

ST. MARYS, Ga.- Every so often, an
experience comes along that has the.
power to open hearts, change minds and
inspire people to readjust their values.
Such is the case of "Colorblind," an orig-
inal play that will be performed by St.
Marys Little Theatre at Theatre by the
Trax in St. Marys, Ga., Feb. 22-24.
The play was written by St. Marys
resident Gaila Brandon and is filled with
emotional moments that tug at our con-
sciousness as we witness the truths of
yesterday melding into the hopes of
"'Colorblind' is, in part, commemora-
tion and in part revelation," Brandon
said. "If just one person leaves the the-
ater with a more open mind or with
greater pride of their heritage, we will
have accomplished our mission."
The historical part of "Colorblind"
depicts the struggles of i I,,. t ,, rights

movement and pays tribute to Martin
Luther King Jr. Interwoven into the
play's tapestry is the story of a contem-
porary family facing their own chal-
lenges of bias. -
Barbara Ryan, chair of St. Marys
Little I I1. I ,:, said that the timing of
"Colorblind" is no accident.
!I. _.,, %, y is Black History Month
and the perfect time to honor the great
Black Americans whose sacrifices made
this world a better place," Ryan said.
"Audiences will enjoy hearing familiar
names of famous African-Americans
from Camden County mentioned during
the play as well."
With a cast and crew of 50,
"Colorblind" will be one of St. Marys
Little Theatre's largest productions.
"As in the past, people will walk away
from this dramatic performance stunned
by the caliber of talent we have here in

ack History
our own hometown," L.J. Williams said.
As vice chair of St. Marys Little Theatre,
Williams has witnessed the transforma-
tion of numerous participants involved
in the revived performance arts in
downtown St. Marys.
"We have seen many of our partici-
pating young people develop a stronger
sense of self, gain confidence and devel-
op communication skills beyond their
age," Williams said.
"Colorblind" will be performed at
Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne
Road, St. Marys, Ga., on Feb. 22 and 23
at 7 p.m. and on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for
children 12 and under and can be pur-
chased at St. Marys and Kingsland
Welcome Centers, or.by calling (912)
729-1103. *
Visit ww -Iii,, t lill Ih..:i t ..com
for more information.

Jiamelishua Browne and Mike Pilolla of Fernandina Beach
in a scene from "Colorblind." The St. Marys Little Theatre
production runs Feb. 22-44 at Theatre by the Trax in St.
Marys, Ga.

'Canal Custodian' by local artist Barbara Fuller.

Artist accepted(
The Plantation Artists' Guild and
Gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle at the
Spa and Shops of Omni Amelia Island
Plantation, is proud to announce that
one of its most popular member artists,
Barbara Fuller, has been honored by
being accepted into the second annual
Women Painters of the S" ,%1iilii.t exhib-
it opening April 20 in Franklin, Tenn.
This nonprofit organization -was start-
ed by artist Eileen Corse of the Corse
Gallery and Atelier in Jacksonville and
is dedicated to promoting women artists
whose works are" representational and
who live in the Southeast United States.

d into juried women's show
Corse first got the idea when h: summer.
asked the question on her Facebook Fuller's work can be.seen at The
page, "Who is your favorite living Plantati.n gallery and also at The Isla
artist?" She had 40 replies '-.i,. 'is',mi, Art-Association in downtown
one narn we man-arlist. The first- .--Fernandina Beach.
juried show, "Prestigious Women The Plantation gallery has a new
Painters Juried Exhibition and Sale" fea- show featuring guest artist Mary 0.
during 150 paintings, all by women, was Smith, and oil and watercolorist from
held last year at the Corse Gallery. Jacksonville. Her work will be on disp
To be accepted in Women P';iiiri-i, of through March 9. She will give a free
the Southeast one must submit three demonstration on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at
paintings to be judged. Fuller's watercol- the gallery, whose new "March Into
or painting titled "Canal Custodian." was Spring" show runs through May 12. 1
captured while traveling with a group of opening is tonight from 5:30-8 p.m.,
artists in the Veneto region of Italy last hosted by Osprey Village.




Oscar shorts festival kicks off tonight

Get a leg up on the competi-
tion in the Oscar pool as the
Fernandina Little Theatre pres-
ents its Third Annual Oscar-
Nominated Short Films Festival
tonight through Sunday.
The Oscar-Nominated Short
Films Festival vill feature the 15
films nominated for best animat-
ed, best live action and best docu-

mentary short films shown in
four alternating screenings at the.
Fernandina Little Theatre,. 1014
Beech St. in downtown
Fernandina Beach.
Individual screening tickets
are $10.; all four-screening passes
are sold out. Tickets are available
through .noon today at The UPS
Store on Sadler Road in

Fernandina Beach. Starting at 6
p.m. today, tickets will only be
available at the theater dooi'.
The complete screening
schedule is available at
The screenings will include an
opportunity for filmgoers to pick
OSCAR Continued on 2B

At the lowest point of his
life, Richie (Shawn
Christensen) gets a call
from his estranged sister
asking him to look after
his 9-year-old niece
Sophia for the evening in
filmmaker Shawn
Christensen's "Curfew,"
one of 15 short films that
will be screened today
through Sunday at
Fernandina little Theatre.


THIRDAmelia Island Museum of History invites
The Amelia Island Museum of History invites

you to its 3rd Friday on 3rd
Street presentation at 6 p.m.
.tonight. Dr. Rachel Wentz of
the Florida Archaeology
Network will deliver a present
tion entitled Florida on Fire.'
Humans have utilized fire for

over 500.000 years. Since its capture and domes-
tication. fire has transformed human civilization
and its control is frequently cited as one of the
demarcations separating"human" from nonhu-
man." Fire has played a fundamental role within
Florida's prehistory and history and this presenta-
tion will explore the numerous ways fire has
transformed the state.
This program is free for members. with a sug-
gested donation of$S5 for non-members. For infor-
mation contact Gray at 261-7378. ext 102.

The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island. Inc..
1335 S. Eighth St.. will hold a fundraising garage
sale starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 16 and continuing all
day. .Shop for items ordinarily found in garage
sales furniture and household items as well
as treasure recovered by Amelia Research and
Recovery. LLC (www.ameliaresearch.com) and
Blue Water Ventures :-.
including while diving
for treasure lost when
Spanish Galleons
sunk just offthe coast .
of Florida nearly30o
years ago. The museum also his weapons from
that time. a hand-held furnace that was used to
melt silver and gold into coins, some nautical gear
and other items. The museum also has shipwreck
treasures on display.

On Feb.18. ARIAS will host a piano concert by
Fabio Mechetti and his wife
Aida Ribeiro. who will play
selections for four hands, in .
the Palmetto Room, Ocean
Club. Amelia Island
Plantation. This special event
is available only to ARIAS
members. For information I
about becoming a member contact Bill Gingrich
at wggingaol.com or 277-7094. Tickets are $40
per person and include 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 321-4174 for reserva-
Mechetti is in his llth season as music direc-
tor/conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra. Aida Ribeiro is a concert pianist.

Amelia Island


Saturday, March 2, 2013

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The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
their monthly "Steak Night"
at American Legion Po'st 54,
626 S. Third St., from 5-7
p.m. (or until gone) Feb. 16.
The public is welcome bring
your sweetheart.
Dinner includes a steak
cooked to order, baked pota-
to, com-on-the-cob, salad and
a roll for an $11 donation'. To-
go dinners are available. All
proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American
Legion Riders, Chapter 54,

All are invited to the
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary-spon-
sored 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 per-
son 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

Join fellow car enthusi-
asts for coffee and conver-
sation on Feb. 16 from 9-11
a.m. in the parking area adja-
cent to Ms. Carolyn's restau-
rant, 2120 Sadler Road. For
information'contact Harvey at
* *
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet 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 Amelia Island
Chapter National Society
Daughter of the American
Revolution will have
Adrienne Burke of the
Fernandina Beach Planning
Department give an update
on the historical preserva-
tion of the area 40 years after
the establishment of the
Femand na Historic District at
its meeting at the Golf Club of
Amelia onFeb. 20 at 10:30
a.m.:All members of NSDAR
and prospective members are
invited. RSVP by calling Amy
Schnell at 556-3486 or email
Luncheons are $17 per per-

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. Al Sandrik, warning coor-

donation meteorologist,
National Weather Service, will
speak on the topic, "But It
Can't Happen Here!" -
Hurricane Sandy and implica-
tions for North Florida.
Tickets are $15 by Feb. 16
and $17 at the door. For
reservations call Bob Wesche,
310-9055. AJI men, whether
new or longtime Nassau
County residents, are wel-
come to attend the meeting
and join the club. For informa-
tion visit www.mensnewcom-

The Amelia Island
Montessori School 7th
Annual Chili Cook Off will
take place Feb. 23 from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. on North Second
Street, Femandina Beach.
This event will feature live
music and all you can sample
chili. Awards are given for the
Spiciest, Most Unique, Chef's
Choice, P'eople's Choice and
Overall Winner. There is also
a Best Decorated Booth
award; too. Booths are $150.
For more information contact
the Amelia Island Montessori
School at 261-66,10 or email
* *
The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation
Board of Directors invites
the community to their
Foundation Feast on Feb.
23 at Walker's Landing,
Amelia Island Plantation.
An oyster roast and recep-
tion is from 6-7 p.m., with din-
rier 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 fbhsfoundation@

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.
* *
On Feb. 24, American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 will
host a bingo fundraiser for
the Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary from 2-5
p.m. in the smoke-free Legion
Hall located at 626 S. Third
The Auxiliary provides
scholarships for Nassau
County students pursuing a
degree in medical science;
remembrances for inpatients
at holidays; newborn gifts for
the families of all babies bmrn
at Baptist Nassau; textbook
reimbursement for employees

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with continuing education
classes; and children's activity
kits in waiting areas.
There will be door prizes,
silent auctions, free hours
d'oeuvres and prizes for all
nine bingo games, including a
$250 jackpot. Bingo packets
will be $20. Daubers available
for $1, or bring your own.
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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-

Eight Flags Charter
Chapter of ABWA
(American Business
Women's Association) in
Fernandina Beach will hold
an afternoon High Tea at the
Amelia Island Williams
House on March 3 from 2-4
p.m. This event is open to
prospective members for net-
working and information about
the local chapter that-has
been in Fernandina over 40
years. The cost is $15 and
includes tea or a beverage*,
sandwiches and small
desserts. Space is limited.
Contact Gerry Clare to
reserve a space at 753-2377.
For more information about
the chapter is available on
www.8flagsabwa.org. Visit the
national organization at
* *
On March 10, the Porsche
911, Ford GT40, Lamborghini,
Corvette and cars of Harry
Miller will be among nearly
300 rare classic and prototype
cars as well as a selection of
significant racecars on 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


Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Almost
Maine." One of the most fre-
quently produced plays in the
U.S., this story by John
Cariana takes pace on a cold,
clear winter night in the mythi-
cal town of Almost, Maine, the
setting for nine tales of love.
Couples fall in and out of love
in unexpected and whimsical
ways in this magical romantic
comedy. See the Valentine's
Day performance on Feb. 14
and enjoy a complimentary
glass of champagne.
Performances are tonight
and Feb. 16 and Feb. 21-23
at 8 p.m. and Feb. 17.at 2
p.m. Tickets are $20 adults,
$10 students and available at
atre.org or through the box
office at 261-6749, open
Thursday-Saturday 11
a.m.-1 p.m. or 90 minutes
before curtain. Amelia
Community Theatre is located.
at 207 Cedar St., Femandina

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for "Trumbo" at 10 a.m.
March 2 at 209 Cedar St.
This drama about the leg-
endary Hollywood screen-
writer Dalton Trumbo is told
through a series of letters that
actors read, rather than mem-
orize. Trumbo, a victim of
Cold War politics and the
"Red Scare," was blacklisted
and sent to prison. He contin-
ued to write and won Acade-
my Awards for "The Brave
One" and "Roman Holiday,"
but under different names.
Casting is flexible with

roles for two women and up to
10 men, with an age range of
30-60. The show Is directed
by Bob Weintraub and per-
formances are April 4-7. Call
the theater at 261-6749 for
more information or to check
out a script. Alternate audition
dates may.also be requested.


Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thyrsdays at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's most
popular pubs. Contact Thea
at 261-7378, ext.105 or


Story& Song
An Evening of Story & Song. Words & Music will be held
on Feb 16 in Burns Hall of Sl Peter's Episcopal Church, fea-
luring Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers. This event is a partnership
with longtime Amelia Island Book Festival supporters Donna
Paz Kaufman and Mark Kaufman Preferred sealing and
meet the artist for a donation of $25 General seating Is a
donation of $15 For information contact info@ameliaisland-
Benefit concert
The Fernandina Beach Middle School band will host
"Hooray for Hollywood" a benefit concert on Friday Feb. 22
at 7 p.m at the school, including the beginner and symphon-
ic bands Proceeds will benefit the FBMS Symphonic Band,
which is raising money for a spring competition trip to Atlanta.
For more information, email tbmsband'@yahoo corn
Jazz gala
Tickets are now on sale for Ihe 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 iazz singer and WJXT
television personality Sam Kouvaris with a tribute to Sinatra
Set for 6 30-10 p m in the Amelia Ballroom al the Omni
Hotel and Resorts at Amelia Island Plantation, the event will
include cocktails dinner, dancing, ballroom dancing and a
silent auction Dress is casually elegant Tickets are $75 per
person, with discounts for tables of eight
Proceeds will benefit the programs of the 2013 Amelia
Island Jazz Festival Tickets are available at wwwamellais-
landjazzfestival com. The UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road.
277-0820. and the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, Gateway
to Amelia at A1A and Amelia Parkway. 261-3248
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats. 316 Centre St features John
Springer every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6.30 p m.;
live entertainment nightly Call 432-7086 Join them on
Facebook at courtyardpubandeats
David's Restaurant& Lounge
Grammy-nominaled Aaron Bing performs live on alto sax-
ophone at David's Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St,
Wednesday through Saturdays from 6-10 p.m Call 310-
Dog Star Tavem
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St, Soul Gravy tonight.
and Tropic Thunder Feb 16, Weatherman Feb 21: Carrie
Nation & The Speakeasy Feb 22. and Honkey Suckle Feb
Every Tuesday is Working Class Stiff. where music is
played strictly from vinyl and 1000's ofi vinyl records are avail-
able to browse and purchase Every Wednesday is Karl W.
Davis Showcase, featuring new artists-every week Every
Thursday is Spade McOuade Through the end of February
Woody Mullis will perform a Happy Hour set from 5-7 p m
Visit Dog Star on Facebook and Reverbnation corn Call 277-
Florida House Inn
"Open Mike Nightr is each Thursday from 7:30-10 30 p.m.
in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith.
Musicians perform a couple of songs and the audience gets
to hear new talent Appropriate for the whole family No cover
charge Call Smnh at (904) 412-7665.
GreenTurde ,
The Green Tunic, 14 S Third St live music Call 321-
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 com.
Instant Groove
The Instant 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 Eatery, 318 Centre St free trivia
each Monday at 7 30 p.m wine tasting the third Tuesday at
6 30 p m., with 10 wines for $10 along with cheese and
crackers and live entertainment, dart tournament every
Tuesday at 7-30 p m Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7 30-11 30
p.m : the 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 261-1000. Visit www okanes corn
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon 117 Centre St.. Buck Smith Proiect
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 bill@thepalacesa-
loon comr
Salty Pelican
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N Front St trivia
Wednesday starting at 7 p m prime rib nighl Thursdays,
and live music Fridays and Saturdays 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 Visit www sandybottomsamelia cornm.
Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on Sadler Road,
live music
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill. 1998 S Fletcher Ave live music in
the tiki bar from 6-10 pm nightly and 1-5p m Saturdays and
Sunday. reggae Wednesdays with Pill Pill, The Macy's in
the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 pm trivia Mondays
and Thursdays at, 7-30 p.m with DJ Dave, and shag dancing
Sunday from 4-7 pm music nightly from 9 pm -1 a m. in
the Breakers Lounge Call 277-6652 Visit www sliderssea-
side corn Join Sliders on Facebook and
The Surf

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
Submit items an updates forthis calendar toAssistant
Ed'for S,9n Perryatsperry@fbnewsleader.comn

Guests on this tour will
learn Amelia Island ghost
stories as they tiptoe through
dark streets and walk in the
footsteps of a bygone era as
the past comes alive through
the 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


Cummelia event
Cummelia, an affinity
group of The Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens,
will host Creating Future
Stars, Our Nassau County
Students, on April 11 from 5-
7:30 p.m. at the Racquet
Park Meeting Complex near
.the Verandah Restaurant of
Omni Amelia Island
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres by
Qmni Hotels & Resorts
Amelia Island.Plantation and
a cash bar, participate in a
silent auction and view a
presentation by The
Cummer's Associate Director
of Education Maggie
Reynolds, who will lecture on
Fishing for Stars: Florida
Watercolors of Frederick C.
Frieseke. These beautiful
watercolors are part of the
museum's permanent collec-
tion. Reynolds will also
explore the magic behind the
Florida landscape at the turn
of the century and the lure it
held for the artists.
The event is free for mem-
bers and $15 for non-mem-
bers. Space is limited; ,RSVP
by March 11.
For information or reserva-
tions contact Susan Lee at
(904) 899-6033 or
slee@cummer.org, Proceeds
will go to educational pro-
grams for Nassau County stu-
Sunday art fair
Yulee's Arts and Grafts
Fair takes place in front of
. Joe's Produce and Deli along
A1 A at the Deer Walk strip
Sunday afternoons. Events
are scheduled for Feb. 24.
Enjoy Chad' sculptures, 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
Island Art events
The Island Art Association,
a cooperative, nonprofit
organization developed to
sustain interest, appreciation,
and enjoyment in and of the
visual arts, has over 150
members and is located at 18
N. Second St. Current events
.,n *Thursday morning is
Open Studio from 9 a.m.-
noon. Contact Gretchen
Williams at 491-3171.
The Photographers
Group meets the fourth
Thursday at 7 p.m. Contact
Pat Hooks at 277-2595.
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 oppor-
tunity to not only show their
artwork, but for them to also
experience being in a juried
art show at a gallery.
Everyone is invited to a
special demonstration on
reduction block printing by
Anne Howden on Feb. 19 at 7
p.m. in the Art EdUcation
Center on North Second
For information, the com-
plete schedule or to rent the
Art Education Center, visit
www.islandart.org or call 261-
Children's art
The Island Art Association
free Children's Art classes for
February include:
Feb. 21, 7-8:30 p:m.,
grades 9-12, Digital
Photography, taught by Bill
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 of the
Island Art Association, 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.

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Women's Day'
The women of historic
Macedonia A.M.E. Church
at the corner of Beech and
Ninth streets invite you to
help them celebrate their
annual Women's Day serv-
ice, Feb. 24, with Sister
Paltk, : t ;,, a ii bl in -iliL
thi; in-pil li irual said.
God's C,ll. Our Response
at 11 a.m. and Flii t Lady
I Regiha Moore at 4 p.m.

Food needed
When you see an item you
need on "two for one" sale,
and you don't need two,
please think The Salvation
Army Hope House and pick
up two anyway one for them
and one for you. The items
they need most right now to
help fill Emergency Food
Bags for our Nassau neigh-
bors in heed are: Canned veg-
etables. canned fruits, canned
meats, macaroni and cheese,
fruit juice, breakfast cereal,
peanut butter, jellies and jams,
toilet paper and bottled water.
Please bring your donations'
to The Salvation Army Hope
House at 410 S. Ninth St., at
the corner of Ninth and Date

Youth minister
First Assemblyof God is
proud to introduce its new
Youth Minister Andrew
Harper. He has been through
training with the masters com-
mission and lived his whole
life in the nurture and admo-
nition of the Lord. He is 20
years old and full of the Holy
Love and Spirit of Jesus. His
meeting will be at the First
Assembly of God, 302 South
14th St., on Wednesdays at 7
p.m. If you are between. 13
and 20 years old and need
direction and purpose to your
life, come and meet the
Master Jesus Christ. There
will be music, prayer and min-
istry by youth for youth.
Evening services
Good news, area residents
the Miracle Faith Church of
God, located at 87688 Roses
Bluff"R6tiaFiti; Yulee,rwlll*be
havig9evfinikn servilf-es'6afl
p.m. the first and third Sunday
of each month beginning in
February. Other service times
are Sunday School at 10 a.m.,
morning worship at 11:15 and
Tuesday Bible study at 7:30
p.m. Everyone is invited.
Bishop W.J. Franklin, pastor.
Unity of Fernandina
Unity of Fernandina Beach
is now at the Dome Healing
Center, 5024 First Coast Hwy.
' Services are held every sec-
ond 'and fourth Sunday of the
month at 7:30 p.m. Everyone,
of any faith and denomination,
is welcome. Please call
Marsha at 415-0822 for more

Sunday School ............9.... ........ 9:30 am
Sunday Worship ................ 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA..... ............. 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd107 S5outh
Fernandina Beach, FL32034


A Congregation of the
Presbyterian Church in America
Devoted to Christ, to the Fellowship &
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings in
Fernandina Beach. Kingsland &Yulee.
Men's, Women's and Youth ministries
85439 Miper Rd. Yulee (Yulee Middle School)
www gracanassau conm

I Memorial

Traditional Family Worship. ..... 8:30am & 11am
Contemporary Worship ...9:45am in Maxweil Hal
Sunday School tfor ll agos ...... 945a(n & 1 rnm
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May) ..... 5:15pm -30pm
Dowton eranin'Bec

New Life Christian
Fellowship, 2701 Hodges
Blvd., Jacksonville, will host
the Hebrtpic Prophetic
Conference with Perry Stone
today liti .u,_ i Feb. 17.
Stone is the host of the
weekly television program
Manna-Fest, which can be
seen nationally and interna-
tionally yia cable and satellite
and directs one o 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 tonight at 7 p.m.,
Feb. 16 and 17 at 10 a.m. and
6 p.m. For information visit
Womeffn's conference
Solid Rock COGBF, 86138
Palm T'ree Drive, Yulee will
sponsor a "What Women
Want" conference beginning
at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 and
nightly through Feb. 21 at 7
p.m., closing with a ladies
only breakfast Saturday, Feb.
23 at 9 a.m. The conference
speaker is Elder Dr. Harry J.
Johnson, pastor. For more
information, contact Carolyn
Jacobs at 864-2716.
Pastor appreciation
Impact Your World
Church, Inc. invites the com-
munity to a special apprecia-
tion program for Pastor Kalvin
a R. Thompson at 4 p.m. on
Feb. 17 at Best Western Plus,
462577 SR 200, located right
off 1-95 on A1A, behind
Burger King. Please RSVP to

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
inforifatioon call Bill Scheff at
Join the Salvation Army.
Hope House for its weekly
Tuesday Worship Service on
Feb. 19 at noon. Pastor Ludine
Pinkney of Covenant
Community Church and a
member of the Salvation
Army Hope House team will
bring the Gospel teaching.
For more information, call
321-0435 or stop by the Hope
House, located at 410 S. Ninth
Concertwith a Cause
Memorial United
Methodist Church, 601

In the Heart of Fernandina
S9 ,. 6' Street
Dr., Wain Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
.4 Nursery *Children
Youth Adults
S Vlr 261-3837

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Paslor: Dr. H. NeillHelloil
Sunday Worship Secvice Il:301un
Bible Study 9uam
Nursery provided tor all services
Small gioup studics-Adults 6pni
Wcdcnesday Prayer Service 6:30pni
Preschool and Children Activilies
4oms of B-uce ,I r & GOIbnp Roald, Fe'a.ndin B']
For More Inforiiation Call: 26 1-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Winter Series: The Parables of Jes us
"There will be an opportunity Jor
healingprayer attach service

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The Wissmans will be in concert at Amelia Baptist Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach, on
Saturday at 7 p.m. Hailing from the Midwest, the 15-member Wissman family has spent the past 12 years delight-
ing audiences nationwide with their blend of gospel bluegrass music. While four of the older children no longer per-
form with the family due to marriage and jobresponsibilities, Loren, Gloria and their nine touring children fill each
concert with tight vocal harmonies, award-winning bluegrass pickin' and memorable family moments. Visit
www.WissmannFamily.com for information.

Dramatic reading

by Vision Theater

A staged dramatic reading
of "Handy Dandy, A Comedy
and More" by William Gibson
will be presented on Saturday,
March 2 at 2 p.m. at New
Vision Congregational Church,
located at 96072 Chester Road
in Yulee.
Community actors Jan Cot6
Merow and Steve Rawls:por-
tray a nun and a district court
judge as she is tried for sitting-
in at a nuclear armaments fac-
tory. The relationship that
develops is both amusing and,
touching. The play is directed
by Debbie Straight.
Admission is free. Dona-
tions will be received at the
event to support the Homeless
Coalition of Nassau County.
Dialogue and a reception will
be held following the play.
.This event marks the begin-
ning of Vision Theater, a min-
istry of New Vision represent-
ing its commitment to the arts
as a means of encountering the
spirit of God. "Theater portrays
the experiences of our life and
more deeply invites us to face

Centre St., will-feature the
Nassau, Community Band at
his next Concert with a
Cause on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in
Maxwell Hall. The concert is
free, but donations will go to
support the Barnabas Center.
The Nassau Community
Band is an intergenerational
band under the direction of
Amy Scott, performing stan-
dard band, literature and
Sousa marches. Nursery will
be provided. For information
call the church at 261-5769.
Vision Theatre'
New Vision
Congregational Church in
Yulee will present "Handy
Dandy," a comedy and more

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm- Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pu Mass at Yules Uniled Methodist Chutch
Sunday Masses Oct-April 8 am -9:30 am
Dally Mass- 8:30am Moo, WodThers & Fri.
6 pm -Tues
Holy Day Masses Viila 6 pro; Holy Day-8:30 am, 6 pm
Confessions: Saturday 3 pm- 3:45 pm or by appt
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Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566

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9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

the difficult questions of faith
and our moral choices," said
the Rev. Mary Kendrick
Moore, New Vision's pastor.
'Theater opens a path to our
soul, and when our soul is
opened in the presence of
another, our faith and our rela-
tionships are strengthened."
Vision Theater's staged dra-
matic readings are selected to
invite us to experience the
crossroads of our faith with
human experience. Plays that
spark challenging questions
will be.followed by the oppor-
tunity for conversation, for our
ability to engage each other in
response to challenging issues
helps us create stronger and
healthier communities.
New Vision is a new church
start of the United Church of
Christ and worships each
Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96072
Chester Road. To learn more
about New Vision, find them
on Facebook, visit www.New
rg, or contact Kendrick Moore
at (904) 238-1822.

by %\' ill,.iil iti-, ,ri, on 'March
2 as part of its new "Vision
Theatre" outreach to produce
drama of public interest.
Each presentation will be
a staged dramatic reading of
a play followed by an audi-
ence discussion led by the
Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore,
pastor of New Vision.
I "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.
Find New Vision on,


Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

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

20 South inth Street 261-4907
Rcv. Darien K. Bohlen Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be ill the
Heart of All People
Sunday )'' Na ,lehiferus Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.1i.
Morning Ilorship 11 a.rm.
I'iediisday Noon-day Prayer
W'ednesildaiy Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
ministries: iBus & Iiani Couples. Singles,

tamil/ worship center
Sunday Service . .10:30 am
Bible Study ........ 9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl

St MichaelTaize
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 feelthe
power of His Love in commu-
nal song and prayer. Come
and brifg a friend on
Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at
St Michael Catholic Church
at Fifth and Broome streets.
All are welcome.
Musical service
The community is invited
to Amelia Baptist Church on
Good Friday, March 29, at 7'
p.m. for a special Good Friday
The musical centerpiece
of this year's service is Mark
Hayes' Lenten cantata,
Behold, God's Holy Lamb:
Holy Communion will be
observed as the choral group
'communicates the meaning
of the cross. Pamr Helton;,'
Minister of Music at Amelia
Baptist Church, has selected'
two additional pieces, "This Is

Facebook or call 225-0539.

Taz 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 Taize
community is ecumenical. In
order to help interested peo-
ple keep track of when and
where services are being

Innovative Syoe, Contemporary Music,
CasualnAtmosphore 1
Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KIdKredlble Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. 0 6:30pm
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736 Bonnieview Road
Nursery provided
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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
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Love" from Agnus Dei by
Michael W. Smith and "What
Wondrous Love Is This" from
Experiencing God -The
Musical. "Both of these
sorigs have become very pop-
ular with our choir and our
congregation because they so
clearly convey
God's love revealed on the
Cross, and because the musi-
cal settings stir our hearts in
special ways. We are looking
forward to sharing these
songs with our community.
this year," said Helton.
This special Good Friday
service is being presented by
more than 50 talented singers
from the community repre-
senting several area church-
es. The choir will be accom-
panied by an ensemble of
strings, woodwinds, brass,
piano, and percussion com-
prising instrumentalists from
the NE Florida community,
all under the direction of
There is no charge for this
presentation. Childcare
.(ages: newborn through 4
years) is available at no cost
with reservations. Call the
church at 261-9527 for more
Amelia Baptist Church is
'located- at 961167 Buccaneer
:.Trailwhich ikat thedinteisec-
tion of Buccaneer Trail, ALA,
and South Fletcher Avenue
(at the roundabout).

held, there is now a website at
ameliataize.com. Please visit
this site for a complete sched-.
ule of Taiz6 services, and
information about this com-
munity. If you click on "Follow
Amelia Island Taiz6 via email"
and give your email address,
you will be notified of any
schedule changes or
announcements of special
events. You can always unsub-
scribe at the bottom of any of
these emails if you wish.

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Doug Sides, Senior Pastor
Morning Soeices 8:15 and I o 00am
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 Harts Rd. 904-225.5128
Yulee, FL 32097

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner ||Ll
of 8th &Atlantti F l
7:30 a.m. Service L.I1
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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Dylan McCormick
Dave Ttrner 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
extended family offer this
$500 scholarship to
the college of the recipient's
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, P.O. Box 2229,
Yulee, FL 32041. Deadline is
March 1.
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 graduat-
ing from Nassau County
high schools.
Applicants must be a sen-
'ior at a Nassau County high
school at the time of'the
application; be in the top 25
percent of the class; provide
one letter of reference from
school faculty, employer or
community, leader; provide a
resume outlining current
classes, extra-curricular
activities, community serv-
ice, work activities and inter-
ests; complete the applica-
tion cover letter and provide
school guidance 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 Qffice by ,
March lor .3.' V1a-.l1 .ost-
marked by March 1to the
Rotary Club of Fernandina
Beach, PO. Box 654, .'
Fernandina.Beach, FL

Chiista Powell
The Christa Powell
Walley Scholarship is
available to high school sen-
iors, undergraduate and
graduate college students
who have ties to Nassau
Named for the late
Christa Powell Walley,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Powell of Fernandina
Beach, the $2,000 scholar-
ship is dedicated to encour-
aging writers in their pursuit
of a literary career. The
application is available at
val.com and should be
mailed to the Amelia Island
Book Festival, PO. Box
15286, Fernandina Beach, FL
The deadline for applica-
tion is March 1. See the web-
site or your school guidance
counselor for more details.
CALS award
The partners of
Northeast Florida Counts
announce tHe 2012-13
Change Agent Leadership
Scholarship (CALS) for local
area high schools, and now
including area college stu- .
The scholarship recog-
nizes students' visionary
aptitudes and leadership
abilities to create a plan to
transform a Northeast
Florida community of their
choosing into a vibrant and
healthy place to live, work
and play.
Northeast Florida Counts
(www.nefloridacounts.org), a
fri'ee, 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 M
Scholarship applications
are at www.nefloridacounts.
org. Mail them to the Health
Planning Council at 100

North Laura Street, Suite
801, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
Scholarships will be
announced at an awards cer-
emony in mid-May.

Supervisor of
Vicki Cannon, Nassau
County Supervisor of
the oppor-
tunity for .
local col-
lege stu-
dents to
apply for a
$1,200 scholarship through
the Florida State Association
of Super-visors of Elections
(FSASE). The deadline to
submit an application to her
office is March 18. One
scholarship will be awarded
this summer to a full-time
student attending an accred-
ited Florida university or col-
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 res-
ident 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 for-
ward one finalist to the
FSASE Scholarship
Committee to represent
Nassau County.
The committee will select
one winner from finalists
submitted from throughout
the state.
.. if ,, ii; ,n contact
..,l! II, .: (866) 260-4301, TDD
491-7510 or visit www.vote-
Aviation study
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 avia-
tion-related field. Information
and applications may be
obtained on the FOFA web-
site, fofaviation.com, or at all
Nassau County high schools.
For further information, con-
tact Jim McCannell at 261-
Applications must be sub-
mitted to your high school
guidance office by end of the
school day on April 5.
Aviation focus
Considering or Working
* toward a career in aviation or
,a related field? Planning to
obtain a private pilot's
license? Primary residence
in Nassau County?
Fernandina Beach
Experimental Aircraft
Association (EAA) Chapter
943 will award its fourth
annual aviation emphasis
EAA Chapter 943/Hughes
Harper Memorial
Scholarship in the spring to
one or more residents of
Nassau County with an inter-
est in pursuing a career or
goal in aviation. Application
deadline is April 12.
Applications are available at
all Nassau County high
schools, FSCJ-Nassau or con-
tact Calista Bestor at 261-
NCCDC awards
Applications for the
Nassau County Community
Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers
Memorial Scholarship,
William H. Peck Memorial
Scholarship, and the
Rychard-Lottic-Annie Cook-
Scholarship are now avail-
able 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 guid-
ance office or call 261-4396
or 261-4113 if more informa-
tion is needed.

Scholarship drawings at College Goal Sunday

The FSCJ Betty P1 Cook
Nassau Center will host College
Goal Sunday on Feb. 24, 1-4
p.m. The one-day event is
designed to help high school
seniors and families pay for col-
lege by providing free expert
assistance with completing the
Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA).
A completed FAFSA appli-
cation is required by the U.S.
Department of Education and
higher education institutions
nationwide to determine stu-
dent eligibility for federal stu-
dent aid such as the Pell grant,
work-study aid and loans. The
FAFSA is also used to deter-
mine student clieglli;, for
state, private and institutional
aid. C.,,IhI. Goal Sunday

Florida is coordinated by the
Florida Association of Student
Financial Aid Administrators in
partnership with the Florida
Depart-ment of Education, USA
Funds and the Florida College
Access Network.
Participants will be able to
enter scholarship drawings
totaling over $20,000. The
scholarships will range from
$500 to $5,000. Participating
schools include: University of
North Florida, Jacksonville
University, Edward \.,.. -,
C..ii, -. and Florida State
College at Jacksonville. There
is also a $500 C ll, 11 ,- Goal
Sunday scholarship that may
be used at any Florida college.
High school seniors who have
completed the FAFSA are eli-

gible to enter the drawing.
Students and parents are
encouraged to attend even if
they have not completed their
2012 tax return. Parents and
students should bring the fol-
lowing documents: Social
Security number, driver's
license or alien registration
card, 2012 IRS 1040 or latest
tax return and W-2 statements,
untaxed yearly income state-
ment for 2012, such as Social
Security benefits, Temporary
Assistance to Needy Students,
welfare and non-educational
veterans' benefits. For more
information on what students
and parents should bring to
College Goal Sunday, visit
The event is being held


Fernandina Beach Middle School Students of the Month for December 2012
include, front, from left, Nathan Pascual, Tyler Sabattini, Jessica Poteat, Mallory -
Monaghan and Dr. Margaret Scruby, assistant principal ; middle, Abby Ramshaw,
Thainique Bailey, Meghan Lendry, Carmen Watson, Tyson Calvert and Chris,
Stewart; and back, Aaron Golding. Not pictured is Tripp Landtroop.

Fernandina Beach Middle School Students of the Month for November 2012
include, front, from left, Lindsey DeLille, Madeline Mott, Katherine Doss, Seth
Johns, Grace Ward, Hannah Grubbs and Dr. Margaret Scruby, assistant principal;
back, Chase Oliver, Carson Thomas, Sam Schulz, Jordan Parker and Hayden
Bowen. Not pictured is Shannon Weston.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau County essay contest participants, above. Winners
of the "What Freedom Means to Me" annual essay event, below, from left, with Dave
Miller are Carmesha Thomas, third place, Arielle Armstrong, second, and Sofia
Marrero, first.

Freedom to act wisely

Every yfar the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Nassau County
hold a contest for members to
see which young person can
write the best expression of
"What Freedom Means to
Me." Dave Miller, founding
donor of the Miller Freedom
Club, sponsors this annual
event and provides prizes for
the winners. Club staff score
the essays based on creativity,
understanding and writing
Last December the awards
were made from among 31
entries. While it was heart-
warming to read the clear and
deep understanding about the
value of being an American
that all these youngsters
held, the winner was a 10-year-
old girl in the fifth grade at
Yulee Middle School: Sofia
Sofia expressed her knowl-
edge of the significance of
our freedom in a series of com-
parisons with the limits on
freedom faced by people in
other counties and in other
She wrote about freedom
of religion, freedom to choose

who you marry, freedom to
choose a career, freedom fromll
the curse of slavery, and how
our freedom is enshrined inl
the Declaration of Indepen-
But Sofia knows that
freedom also brings responsi-
bility, as she says in this para-
"We have freedom to do the
things we want to do. WE CAN

can go anywhere we want to.
'......... But it is very important
to understand that we have to,
respect the law and others
around us. We must use our
freedom wisely."
How great to realize that
the cherished freedom of
America is sdfe in the hands of
young people like Sofia

statewide. The local site is a
collaboration of Florida State
College at Jacksonville, the
University of North Florida,
Jacksonville University, Edward
Waters College and the Nassau
County School District.
Light refreshments will be
served. Completing the FAFSA
takes approximately one and a
half hours.
Please arrive by 2:30 p.m.
at the latest. More information
on College Goal Sun.day can be
found at www.collegegoalsun-
The Nassau Center is locat-
ed at 76346 William Burgess
Blvd. in Yulee. Please call 548-
4432 for directions to the
Nassau Center or for addition-
al information.


Open house
America's Youth
Incorporated invites the com-
munity to its Open House on
Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at 907 11th
St., Fernandina Beach. There
will be a dedication and rib-
bon cutting ceremony. Come
see their new home and the
services they provide to the
community. This year. -
American's Youth celebrates
its 15th year in the communi-
ty. Everyone is welcome.
Father-daughter ball
Faith Christian Academy
presents the 13th. annual
Father-Daughter Ball "Sing-
ing 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 $115 for father
and daughter and $50 for
each additional daughter,
available at the school at
96282 Brady Point Road or at
www.fcaangels.com. Limited
seating. Call 321-2137 for
Teen Court --Lw
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held Feb. 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 attend-
ing court and signing up then.
To participate as an attorney,
see Coordinator Charles
Griffin, who assigns the rotat-
ing positions. Volunteers need.
to arrive between 5:30 and 6
p.m. For information call
Griffin at 548-4600.
Licensed psychotherapist
Maria Murphy will hold a free
parenting workshop, Start
Winning: 7 Easy Parenting
Tips, on March 5 from noon-1
p.m. Space is limited and reg-
istration is required by calling
To celebrate her office
relocation to 5422 First Coast
Hwy. on the south side of the
island, Murphy, MA, LMHC,
will offer this free class for
parents who want fresh ideas
to help their children succeed
as well as tools to reduce the
stress parents experience.
Participants receive a free e-
book with parenting strate-
Forestry pageant
The first Miss Nassau
County Forestry pageant,
open to all residents of
Nassau County of all ages and
people who have a relative
who lives or works in Nassau
County, will be held March 16
at the American Beach
Community Center in
American Beach. Message
Megan Kelley at
YankeesMeg721@aol.com for
more information and an '*'
application. Winners advance
to the state Florida Forestry
Pageant in July.
Coop preschool
The Amelia Island Parent
Co-Operative Preschool,
owned and operated by par-

ents, is now accepting applica-
tions for spring enrollment.
They offer a quality education
for 2 and 3 year olds. Call 261-
1161 for more information.
(Please note the Co-Op is a
part-time preschool). They
are located at 5040 First Coast
Hwy., next to the Dome
Healing Center.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013/News-Leader



Bird Detective'
"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 Conservation
Commission Program will be
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. The
program will explore the six
clues to bird identification and
reveal what these clues teach
about a bird's identity and
Pre-register by calling the
Recreation Center
Administrative Office at
For more information
about the "Bird Detective"
program, check out florid-
Preserve celebrates
The Timucuan Preserve
celebrates 25 years in 2013.
This special occasion coin-
cides with 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.
Enjoy gospel choirs, a
Gullah storyteller, a living
timeline that will transport
visitors through the entire
history of Fort George
Island, a Kids' Corner and
Located off Heckscher
Drive/AlA one-half mile
north of the St. Johns River
ferry landing, Kingsley
Plantation is open daily, at no
charge, between 9 a.m. and 5
'p.m. Call (904) 251-3537 or
visit www.nps.gov/timu to see
the detailed schedule of
events. ,,
Lawn bowling
Want to find out how to
lawn bowl or play bocce ball?
Join a ranger on the green to
learn about these fun outdoor
games on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at
the Ribault Club on Fort
George Island Cultural State
Park. No reservations are
necessary and the program is
free. For information contact
the Talbot Islands Ranger
Station at (904) 251-2320.
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.,
The program topic will be
"The Rare Plants of Pumpkin
Hill Creek Preser-ve State
Park, and Other Interesting
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 additional informa-
Plant clinic
On Feb. 23, Nassau
County Master Gardener
Carol Ann Atwood will con-
duct a Plant Clinic from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m.at ACE
Hardware in Fernandina
Beach. All county residents
are invited to bring plant sam-
ples showing problems in
their landscapes. Problems
will be identified and solu-
tions offered for correction.
Atwood also has a special tal-
ent in container gardening,
and she can advise you on
container plant'selections.
There is no fee for this serv-
ice. For information call (904)
879-1019. Master Gardeners
are on phone duty Fridaysat
Bridges walk
Join Walkin' Nassau for a
special walk of the downtown
Jacksonville bridges on Feb.

23. Meet at 10:45 a.m. at the
Jacksonville Landing, 2
Independent Drive, #250, to
sign in, followed by the walk
at 11 a.m.
The 2.1-mile walk will be
over bridges, so high eleva-
tion is involved. Everyone is
welcome walk for free or for
AVA credit.
For more information, to
arrange carpools and to RSVP
for lunch at the Landing fol-
lowing the walk, contact Jane
Bailey at dnjbailey@mind-
spring.com or 261-9884.

Sustainable Fernandina transition complete

For the AN'es Leander
The Sustainable Fernan-
dina Committee was a city
employee committee estab-
lished in 2010 with a goal of
promoting ways to conserve
resources, reduce energy
costs, decrease waste and pro-
tect and strengthen the econ-
omy throughout city govern-
ment operations. It. was
expanded in 2011 to include
citizen membership.
Some of the accomplish-
ments of the committee
included major improvements
in the city recycling, transi-
tioning the city fiom paper to
electronic documents in many
areas, and the initiation of a
light replacement program
with energy efficient lighting.
'The committee also par-
ticipated in the "Keep Nassau
Beautiful" Adopt A Shore pro-
gram, adopting over a mile of
shoreline for scheduled
Staffing considerations
resulted in elimination of the

committee with a goal of train-
sitioning to a citizen-based
The transition has been
completed as follows:
The city has appointed a
temporary volunteer Energy
Coordinator to follow up with
a phased program with spe-
cific goals of reducing ener-
gy usage using both conser-
vation and energy efficiency
A new organization,
"Beachkeepers Fernandina
Beach," has been formed with
a mission "To protect and pre-
serve the integrity and the nat-
ural environment of
Ferlnandina.'s beaches." This.
group will continue the Adopt
A Shore program, along with
coordinating with three other
organizations: Wild Amelia
Nature Festival, Girl Scouts
of Nassau County and Amelia
Island Sea Turtle Watch in
adopting over 5 miles of
Fernandina's beaches.
This group will also work
with the city on the imple-
mentation of the City

Arboretum & Gardens

The Jacksonville Arboretum &
Gardens will once again host A Brush
with Nature, its third annual plein air
painting event, March 21-23, where 36
renowned regional artists will paint in the
Arboretum's beautiful outdoor settings.
In addition to watching artists at work,
visitors can learn more about the
Arboretum on guided nature walks along
the park's trails, see artists' demonstra-
tions, enjoy live music, food offerings and
watch children engaging in their own
"plein air," or outdoor painting experi-
A portion of the event revenues will go
to the Arlington Council's education fund,
which provides support to Arlington area
elementary schools.


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The new citizen-based. Sustainable Fernandina
'Committee, participates in the Keep Nassau Beautiful
Adopt A Shore program, among other conservation

Comprehensive Plan Conser-
vation and Coastal Manage-
ment Element. There is a
group Facebook page at
BeachkeepersFer nandina
Beach. This group can algo be
contacted atbeachkeepers

Interested individuals are
encouraged to work with the
existing sustainable groups in
operation such as Wild Amelia
Nature Festival, Sustainable
Nassau, Sierra Nassau and
Friends of Fort Clinch.

to host painting event
e for sale at the free pendent nonprofit organization responsi-
t the ticketed Artists' ble for its management, improvements
n Saturday evening. and maintenance. Since it is not funded
1 be held in the through local or state budgets, the
settings and prom- Arboretum operates strictly through
ringtime affair under grants, memberships and individual dona-
tions of funds, labor and materials.
le Arboretum & Participating artist Barbra Perrotti
an incredible variety sums up her feelings on the plein air expe-
)ra and fauna on 120 rience, noting, "It is everything I need as
landscape in East an artist It provides challenge, a variety
r four miles of trails of subject matter and a study of atmos-
nt ecosystems, this pheric conditions that cannot be obtained'
offers a quiet respite through a photograph."
ustle of everyday life. For information visit www.abrush-
,ned by the city of withnature.org. Also visit the Arboretum's
ed to the Jacksonville website at www.jacksonvillearboretum.
lens, Inc., an inde- org.

Event Hours: Saturday 9am 3pm
Price: $3 Adults, $1 Kids
Special Events: Kids Zone / Clowns
Chick-Fil-A Cows / Bounce House / Face Painting

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The Amelia Island Home &
Patio Show will offer an oppor-
tunity to get free advice from
experts on how to make your
home more beautiful, comfort-
able and energy efficient.
The show will be held on
Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m.-
3 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic
Ave., Fernandina Beach.
Admission is $3 for adults
and $1 for children 12 and
under, and drawings for prizes
will be held throughout the day,
provided by the many
Find the latest fashions
along with the most recent
energy efficient ideas for the
home at the Amelia Island
Home & Patio Show. If you
want to make your home your
castle, you can get directions
on how to achieve your dream
right here in Fernandina.
If you want to convert your
home into a more functional
and energy efficient space, visit
the show to ask local experts
for tips- on how to make your
dream a reality.
How-to demonstrations for
the do-it-yourself contractor will
be offered by Lowe's Home
Improvements throughout the
day. The free kids' zone will
offer a bounce house and sur-
prise visitors- throughout the
day. Refreshments from Chick-
Fil-A will be available for pur-
chase .on site as well.

The food pantry needs donations of
non-perihable food it all year round.
For more information, call 904.261.7000

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101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 6;-,t ..i,.al.'c.-d-.i 8;01 .'airl .-. t u, r Prer tmI -1 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 6:! r-.,jjnr La..", E,ujiprr,. .r a (62 [.l,-,bK Hcrr,e; ls 13 ,r.gla-.d Sr Marys 860 '..-,. .ir.i. ,,.;h.-
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104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 62'7 -.ap Trap,e 80c Armi,.a Islard H.,rr,, ,i 't-er -re,-A 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 62-1 'Ai,-,rd8 r Bu', c805 Beacr,-s 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 Muscial Instruments 625 i-ree ir,-,m ua A'erfror,[ 8 Io,rnm,.-,o ..anted 864 Commercial/Retail
107 Special Occas-on 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 60- Cund ,r,,rru r.l,:,..i ..:, 901865 TRANrehousePTATION
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 i?,o.r Tr.,,i.-r 8U3 Off island uie- -c rict.,i.H ,n,i Lots 901 TRANSPORTAmobes
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 t_.B:.,r u.ri.r''-e [*-oc.a.3-i-e 8 L.:.It 8i 6 : 902 Trucks
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 '-r. .r3,, '.A1,'.r....uic -'r rc-orn ,u, ..T,.-.-.r S I-. 8 0 F3rmr l. A.reat '_ p ,par,-,-,T- F,,-u,,- _. 903 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 ri. -,er,-:,,:.- i., u.p 7(,-1 P,':.rehi,. o'.cie,. le; i1 Co,"nrr e al r ,ei,3.1 a,.- r.ii .-r,r-inrurr, 904 Motorcycles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctions i ..rrpu ,'_--:. u. u ,li-= 1i2 roFr..-r, E,:-hang- .-_.r.J,_i.,--U.ir,.;t- ,3 905 Commercial


S 102 Lost & Found
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,
opportunities. Expenses paid.
Kristie/Gabe. Attorney Adam Sklar,
Bar#0150789. 1-888-387-9290 Toll
Free. ANF

105 Public Notice

Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any
preference, limitation, or
discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin,
or the intention to make any such
preference, limitation or
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
ror real estate which is in violation
i m, law. All persons are hereby
A. I: that, all dwellings
'. ied are available on an
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
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.

Want to work for the premier home
care company in Fernandina? Short or
long hours, private duty. Excellent pay
and working conditions. Live Long Well
Care, call (904)432-1187 between the
hours of 9301 & 4:30.

DRIVERS earn 50 up to 55 cpm
loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified
drivers. Home most weekends.
(843)266-3731 /
www.bulldoghiway.com. EOE. ANF

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

TOP RATED B&B looking for reliable
housekeefnr. Will train. Must be
professional. Apply in pierson between
11am and 3pm. 614 Ash St. in
downtown Fernandina.

OSPREY VILLAGE has the following
positions open: Server, Utility Aide,
Painter, and CNA. FT, PT and PRN
positions are available. Great Benefits
package including:
* Up to 21 Paid Time Off Days during
the first year of employment
Company matched 401K
Employee Recognition Events
Opportunities for Continuing
Please apply on line at osprey-

201 Help Wanted
OFFICES hiring for multiple part-
time positions. Hours are 20-28.50 per
week. Days worked will vary Monday
thru Saturday. Hours of operation are
8:30 to 6:30 daily. Wages $9-$11/hr
depending on qualifications .and
experience. Please email your res- ume
to seeedvcashmainffoomail.com or fax
to (904)261-4971. No phone calls

is now accepting applications for P/T on
call employment. No nights or
weekends. Background check. Drug
free workplace. Must be 21 or older.
904-261-6262. Must have own vehicle.

HARDWARE Experience. Full/part-
time. Turner Ace Hardware, 2990 5.
8th ST.

DRIVER $0.01 increase per mile
after 6 & 12 months. $.03/mile
quarterly bonus. Daily or weekly pay.
CDL-A, 3 mos current exp. (800)414-
9569 www.drivoknight.com. ANF

Experience preferred. Apply at Comfort
Inn, 76043 Sidney Place, Yulce or call

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.

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

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

I NEED SOMEONE who can cut &
sew, who knows how to use a sewing
machine to make children's pajamas.
Call (904)321-1116.

AC INSTALLER Must have driver's
license and tools. Send resume to P.O.
Box 1122, Fernandina Beach, FL

prop cook and servers. Experience
preferred. Call (904)491-3322.

tools and driver's license. Send resume
to P.O. Box 1122, Fernandina Beach, FL

201 Help Wanted
accepting applications for
housekeeping room attendants & part
time breakfast Host/Hostess. Apply in
person @ 2549 Sadler Road. No phone
calls please.

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

NAIL TECH NEEDED Call (904)583-
4722 Heidi, Cormler Hair Studio.

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

Paycheck? There's great earning
potential as a Professional Truck
Driver! 'The avg Professional Truck
Driver earns over $700/wk*l 16-Day
CDL Training @ NFCC/Roadmasterl
Approved for Veterans Training. Call
today (866) 467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012.

Apartment Community An
established property management
company is seeking a seasoned,
professional Property Manager for an
RD complex. They must be highly
skilled at communicating and working
in an organized manner. Outgoing
personalities are preferred. We offer a
competitive salary and an excellent
bEnefit package, including a 401(k).
On site apartment a possibility. Please
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201 Help Wanted
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Outstanding telephone skills needed!
Apply in person today
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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.

204 Work Wanted

301 Schools &
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Management. Job placement
assistance., Computer avail. Financial
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Train in months, not years. Financial
aid if qualified. Housing available. Job
placement assistance. Call Centura
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qualified Housing available. Job
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Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV
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601 Garage Sales
HUGE'YARD SALE Fri. 2/15 & Sat.
2/16, 7am-lpm. Amelia Parkway, right
on Scott Rd., left into' Ocean Walk
Community. Patio/upholstered
furniture, king linens, towels, crystal,
office supplies, yard equipment,
jewelry, Waterford, Lenox, wrought
iron furniture, much more!
50% OFF SALE at R.A.I.N, Humane
Society Resale Shop in Harris Teeter
Shopping Center. Sat. 2/16, 10am-
Benefiting children of the American
Revolution. Sat. 2/16, 8am-2pm. 515
Starboard Landing, FB. Household
items, bikes, clothes, toys,- stroller,
vacuum, bread maker, home decor,
craft kits, Disney costumes, etc. Rain
2212 FLORIDA AVE. Laptops &
computer related equipment, guitars &
guitar related equipment, treadmill,
stationary bike, weight bench, servers.
Fri. 2/15 &Sat. 2/16, 8am.

- (no box springs). Great condition.
$375. (904)310-6151

FOR SALE Stationary bike, men's
clothing: Designer Polo, Ralph Lauren,
some brand new, 1 pair of Levi jeans
very expensive. (904)557-1234
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.
condition. $700. (904)261-5675
CURIO CABINET, office chair, lawn
mower, bar stool, cardio-glidCe, fish
tank, golf clubs, inside doors, exhaust
fan, chandelier, child gates. 310-6817

603 Miscellaneous
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resort with meal & drinks for $399.
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611 Home Furnishings]
FOR SALE Beautiful white indoor
Veranda, wicker furniture, current
fabric. (904)491-5004

original plastic, never used, orig.
$3000 sacrifice $975. CHERRY
BEDROOM SET solid wood, new in
factory boxes, $895. Can deliver. Bill
(813) 298-0221. ANF
DOUBLE BED w/dresser & chest,
single bed, couch, antique wash stand,
hutch & cabinet, piano & organ, huge
glass nautical dining table w/chairs,
misc. chairs & large mirror, misc.
kitchen stuff, some free stuff, & sewing
machine w/table. Call (904)335-1665.

613 Television
DISH NETWORK starting at $19.99/
mo. (for 12 mos). & high speed
Internet starting at $14.95/mo. (where
available). Save! Ask about same day
installation. Call nbw 1(888)685-4144.

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

704 Recreation Vehicles
"I LOVE MY RV" Sale 6 days Feb.
12-17. Motor homes, trailers, 5th
wheels, van campers. Bring your trade,
title & pymt book! Save big now. R.V.
World, Inc. of Nokomis, 2110 US 41,
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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

1804 Amelia Island Homesl
BY OWNER Large lot, wonderful,
private, with pool. 4BR/2BA on Egans
Creek w/2 docks (no ocean access).
Sacrifice at $285,000. Also, sweet 2BR
cottage million dollar views of Egans
Creek being sold as is $125,000.

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

806 Waterfront

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

OCEANFRONT LOT in Jacksonville
Beach. Zoned multi-family 4-plex.
Ready to build on. $585,000. (904)
868-2450 Broker/Owner

807 Condominiums
Destin, FL harbor, luxurious 2420+/-
sq. ft. furnished unit in East Pass
Towers w/guaranteed owner financing.
3/1, 1pm. See website for details,
terms, virtual tour: gtauctions.conm
(205)326-0833. Granger, Thagard &
Associates, Inc., G.W. Thagard,
Business AB2100, Broker BK3009116,
Auctioneer AU2846. ANF

808 Off Island/Yulee I

formal LR, DR,open great room w/bar
and breakfast area. Mother in law
suite, wooded preserve in back. 3 car
garage, neutral colors, Immaculate,
screened porch. Call Daune Davis,
Watson Realty Corp, at (904)571-4213
to see.
HOME FOR SALE Yulee, near Publix.
3BR/2BA. $129,900. The Real Estate
Centre, Inc. (904)206-1370

809 Lots
100 X 100 CORNER LOT 9th &
Date, zoned MH-1, $42,500. Owner
Spinnaker Dr., Summer Beach (ALP).
Golf course & ocean view. $350,000.
Call (843)795-3920.


852 Mobile Homes

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.

NICE 2BR/1BA country park,
$500/mo, water & utility shed included.
Call (904)501-5999.
3BR/1.5BA on 4 acre river lot.
Convenient to all major locations.
$-775/mo. + deposit. 152897 CR 108,
Yulee. Call (904)583-2269.

I I51 Roommate Wanted]

TO SHARE 2BR duplex on First Ave.
Your part $400 plus 1/2 all utilities.
(404)394-0382 or (904)206-2221.


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852 Mobile Homes
2BR/1.5BA Chester area. $600/mo.
+ $200 deposit. Call (904)206-2619.
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-5577.
1.5BR/1BA TRAILER for rent. 1410
Nectarine St. near hospital & Wal-Mart.
$650/mo. includes water, garbage &
lawn service. (904)261-6838
RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.

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CLUB WAY Elegant Amelia Island Planta- Nicely appointed villas have Beautiful 2492 sf. Cedar shake
Alluring views over thdie 15th ti6n 4th floor oceanfront villa great southern exposure. Fully sided home in Fiddler's Walk.
Fairway lake from this upgrade has wraparound balconies, furnished, tile floors, great rental Many extras and custom interior
rich home. 3-car side entity plantation and hurricane shut- history! Complex just completed work, Separate office could be 4th
garage, wood & tile floors, tears, all the best upgrades! $2.5 million makeover! bedroom.
Corian tops. screened porch.
#58971 $249,500 #58756 $989,000 #58970 $298,500 #58979 $289,000

Large Maronda built concrete Spacious island home in Beautifully landscaped island Serene marsh views and steps
block two story in Timber Egan's Bluff North location home is a short stroll to the to the pool from this 2/2 fur-
Creek Plantation has 4 bed- has hardwood floors, new beach. Greal flow to this nished end unit in the Amelia
roof lots of trees on partially forpan bonus
rooms up and bonus area off fenced comer lot. Very c floorpln, bonus area. Island Plantation. Balconies
MBR. Living areas down. veniient location! screened lanai, lots of extras, off both bedrooms.
#59022 $193,200 #58932 $179,900 #59124 $349,500 #59009 $215,000

Beautifully updated ocean- Wonderful price for this 3/2.5 Custom Built marshfront Adorable 2/1.5 townhome style
front 5th floor 2/2 condo with townhome with no fees or home has gourmet kitchen, condo off of First Avenue has
amazing views'. Completely HOAl Fully equipped kitch- wood floors, screened lanai upgraded baths. kitchen,
furnished, A/C replaced in en. 3 bedrooms & 2 baths up- w/pool. extra garage has man floors & lighting. Quiet unit
2011, 2 parking places. stairs. Near Yulee Post office. cave w/kitchen. near woods.
#59082 $242,500 #58404 $99,900 #58439 $579,000 #58192 $124,900

CleekCourt $14950 S. FlecherAvenue $630,000 '
OUTRIGGER DRIVE Clinch Drive $19,500 Long Point $560,000 LEO DRIVE
Oceanfront 3/3 two-story Countess of Egmont $129,900 Ocean Avenue $249,000 Quiet country setting for this
oceanfront townhome in 3/2 DWMH on I acre lot with
Summer Beach near the Ritz- First Avenue $150,000 Manucy Road $89,900 a wraparound deck and
Carlton. Fully furnished, all screened back porch. Large
appliances. 2-car arage. N. Fletcher Avenue $100,000 front yard and backs to
#57926 $713,500 #57903 $79.900

Blackrock Road S37,000 Katfish Drive $215,000
Callaway Drive $23,500 Meadowvifield Bluffs Rd $174,900
Duck Lali $162,500 Middle Road $250,000
BP CONVENIENCE STORE East SR 200 (Comm) S425,000 Miner Rd (15 acres) $570,000 NASSAU LAKES
Excellent investment opportu- Spacious 4/3 turnkey 2-story
nity with this high-traffic BP Green Pine Road $35,000 North Hampton Way $65,000 home on a corner lot has a
Gas Station & convenience fabulous floor plan, wood &
store on N US 17 in Yulee. tile floors. upstairs MBR
Just off SR 200 suite, large kitchen pantry.
#59093 $725.000 #57971 $225,000

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338 TARPON AVE., 338 Tarpon
Ave., 3 Plex at Main Beach. $255,000

5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity on
the corner of Lewis and Ervin street on
historical American Beach. This 50'x115'
lot is fenced. Price includes two homes
being sold "as is" with the right to
inspect. The homes are presently occu-
pied. Beware of dogs in the yard. Call for
appt. $164,000 MLS#55370

1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
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4BR/3BA Custom built home,
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gated community backed by preservation area.
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Spacious 3br/2.5ba townhome on cul-de-
sac. End unit provides additional privacy,
Enjoy the island's most beautiful private com-
munity pool. Full Club Membership Included,
MLS# 57232- $349,900

Gracious 3-4br/4ba homes overlooking the ocean,
with ten-foot ceilings and large covered wrap-
around balconies for the ultimate in luxury ocean-
front living. Grand open and spacious floor plans,
Prices start at $1,199,000

Spectacular oceanfront condominiums'are located
adjacent to The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The
Ritz. Amazing 2br & 3br floor plans. Two private swim-
ming pools and other luxury amenities, Great rental
potential for owner investors.

Fully furnished, 3br/2ba, oceanfront condo, Step
right trom your oceanfront covered patio and
enjoy the lush landscaping as well as the gorgeous
ocean view from this lovely first floor end unit.
MLS# 58386 $649,000

Magnificent Medlierranean-style Condo in gated
community just a short walk to the beach. This unit is
one of the largest condos and is backed by a stun-
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MLS# 57540 $269,000

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Impressive two-story 3bi 2.5ba End Unit Condo
offers maximum squaile footage and commands
magnificent views fiorn a laige patio overlooking
the white sandy dunes, the beach and the ocean..
MLS# 59162 $859,000

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853 Mobile Home Lots!
FLEETWOOD on 1 acre wooded lot.
$81,500. Owner financing. Very nice
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855 Apartments
1BR/1BA Dining/kitchen, carport,
elect., water, garbage, W/D, cable TV,
all furnished in Nassauville. 6 mo.
lease. $500/mo+$300 dep. 277-3819

fishing off dock. No smoking. (904)

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

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

816 ATLANTIC AVE. 1BR apt. No
smoking. Service animals only. $700
includes utilities + deposit. (904)583-

Real Estate, Inc.

*433 N. Fletcher Ave 4BR/2BA Home
$1,500/mo. + Utilities
224 N. 2nd Street I BR/I BA Apt $700/mo
includes Water; Sewer; and Garbage.
*933 N. Fletcher 2BR/IBA with garage.
$900/mo + utilities.
2500 First Avenue 2BR/2BA apartment
with single car garage, small deck.
office/bonus room, tie and laminate floor-
ing, second floor with just a peek of the
ocean! $1,200/mo.
305 S 17th Street, 2BR I BA 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. +util.
*5S1 S. Fletcher upstairs 2BR/IBA $1,200 +
Stoney Creek Condo 3BR/2BA. 1650 sq.ft.
$1.100/mo until .
2BR/IBA 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 andTax
Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms)
with bath, 576 sq.ft.$1050/mo.+ sales tax.
Five PointsVillage 1.200 sq.ft.AIA/S 8th St.
exposure Great for retail, services, or
office. 1,200/mo +sales tax.
Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) 910
approx. sq.ft., 3 offices, reception area.
kitchen and bathroom.$1450/mo.+ utilities.
1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House.
1.800 sq.ft. $1700/mo. lease + tax. Sale also
-90.26.4066 *

856 Apartments
LOVELY 1BR APT. Lg, 800 sq ft.,
modern & secure, W/D, 1 blk to beach.
$725/mo., long term. No smoking.
2946 First Ave. (904)556-6858

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

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

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

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

block from beach. Utilities included.
$995/mo, Call (904)261-0816 or cell

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.

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

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

+1002 S. 8th Street
2,400 sf 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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Phil Griffin
Broker GRI
608 S. 8th St. Fernandina Beach, FL

River Place-is a private enclave of 22 homes; each with
breathtaking views from their private decks and porches.
River Placefeatures private boat access and an eabun-
dance of premium amenities..Each residence is three stories
with over 3,200 square feet of living space and comes with

Beautifully furnished Medlterranean-style oceanfront villq
located just steps away from the pool and the ocean.
Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle? Sensational fitness area
and tennis courts on site. A must see!
$599,000 MLS# 58284

858 Condos-Unfurnished
FOR LEASE Luxury 3BR/3.5BA.
Ground floor, gated community, FP, 2-
car garage, pool. $1695/mo includes
water & cable. Call (912)278-1060.
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.
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just $749/mo! Call Tammy for our
spring special at (904)415-6969
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-
2BR/2BA CONDO across from
beach' access. 6-12 mo contract.
$1,100/mo. No utilities incl. Ph: (904)
491-6017 Iv msg.

860 Homes-Unfurnished
1860sf 95130 Village Dr. Fireplace, lake
view, garage. $1,350/mo. Call
island, close to schools, shopping &
beach. Available in March. $1,000/mo.
Call (904)556-2573.
NEW HOME 4BR/2.SBA, 2800sf, 2
MBR, gourmet kitchen, screened back
porch. In Yulee. $1295/mo. + $1500
sec. Available now. (904)860-5564
Barnwell Rd., 3/2 on 1/2 ac., new
carpet & paint, Irg. kit. w/dinette,
$1195/mo. 491-8893, 335-0583.
upstairs, 200 ft. from ocean. $1600/
me. References. Services animals only.
No smoking. (904)335-1665
3BR/2BA 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/2.5BA on island, near schools.
Friendly neighborhood. $1250/mo.

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

1 863 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

901 Automobiles

2004 JEEP WRANGLER 18,150
miles, mint condition, 5 speed 6
cylinder, triple black, stereo, air.
$11,000 cash. (904)548-9770

S 904 Motorcycles
30,000 miles, stretched, custom paint,
runs strong. $3,000/OBO. (904)753-

This courtyard home will fulfill your dream of owning your own
idand retreat. A home with a timeless flair of a Mediterfanean
illa surrounds by lush vegetation. A large 3BR/3BA home
with all of the amenities The Preserve ot Summer Beach has
to offer and just steps away from the ocean.
$599,000 MLS# 58385

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Build your dream home on this gorgeous lot in the
private gated community of Golfside South at
Summer Beach, Membership to The Golf Club of
Amelia Island is included.

Beautifully wooded lot that backs up to a lush pre- Beautiful 3BR/2BA Penthouse unit with large balcony,
Fantastic location with gorgeous expansive views.
serve area. Exceptional lot to build on! Just a shortFantasic location with gorgeous expansive views.
Onsite Management. Game room and nLffnerous
walk or leisurely bike ride to the beach, other amenities. Perfect for second home or rental

$234,900 MLS# 56098 $499.000 MLS# 59180

These large two story oceanfront townhouses offer max mjm These ceautift homes ('e locatea in the gctea ommun.ty
square footage, dou ble cor garages three bedrooms and of Ocean Village, Wth vwo-oearoom floor nions, these
,three and one half baths u0t1,gger Vlioas se a eot of Summer homes a'e located with n 400 yc-as of the Atloantc Ocean.
Beach V.llage end his it's own onvate swn mm nq pool and LLh foliage surro,,nds these cottage-lke oeach homes and
access to centrally locotea tenn s co,ts make them a perfect Oceansae et'ect
Prices start at $713,500 Prices start at $395,000

Summer Beach is our address not our boundary!

(800) 322-7448
(904) 261-0624



Amelia Island, Florida


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