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FRIDAY AUGUST 9 2013/18 PAGES 2 SEcToIS .Jfbnewsleadercom

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cut $2M
News Leader
If a property owner has $2,000 in
monthly expenses and a job paying
$1,000 a month, how long can t,.his per-
son pay his bills?
The correct answer is that he can't
pay his bills.
Nassau County is facing similar
money troubles It collects '.40 million
in revenue but needs $58 million to
Cover operatingexpenses. The money
pays for a wide range of ser vices, fi-om.,
law enforcement and fire rescue to
animal control and road maintenance.
On Wednesday. the county com-
mission looked at its spending habits
at a special budget meeting like a crash
dieter considering 'thlie dessert mehu
before bikini season Yes, chocolate
cake would be delicious, but deter-,
,:mined dieters should say no to sweet
:'treats.. '
:. Commissioners have less than two
months to get the fiscal 2013-14 budg-
*-et in shape and they are saying no to
::a broad menu of capital improvement'
.projects they believe cannot be con-
utimed right now given the current
state of fiscal affairs. .
In other words, the county can't fit
into its bathing suit and needs to stay
on a strict diet. '
So, after more than five hours slic-
ing through the list, the board came up .
with almost S2 million in cuts .
'They scutilld projects across sev-
eral departments, including more than
$227,000 to pave the parking lot at
Animal Services: S225.000 foi the
Simmons Road recreational path ithe
county is tentatively expecting a grant
to :und the projects; .10'11.1iiO for a
wildlife- v atin deck atAmerican
Beach arid '1 4 million to improve
Radio Avenue.
The board also reiected requests
for new projects, including i5,.0.ol0 for
video scopes foi ainbularnceN to make
tracheal intubations easy, speedy and
But these cuts ar,' not enough to
satisfy an $11.6 million shortfall in the
county's proposed operating budget
of $58 million. It's like a di etei losing
the first five pounds of a 100-pound
weight loss goal. There is still a long
way to go. ,
"I'd cut them all," laughed
Commissioner Walter "Ji." Boitiright.,
The comment elicited chuckles fromrn
his colleagues. But comrniNssioners"
acknowledged hat the county is facing
serious trouble when it comnits to pay-
ing its bills over the long term.
The commission has a balanced
* budget proposal in place, but it relies
on a 0.5 mill increase in the property
tax rate, drains the county's reserve
funds and relies on a significant por-
tion of the 1-cent sales tax, to make
COUNTYContinued on 4A

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Nassau County crossing guards receive training last week on the grounds of the sheriff's adminis-
tration building on AlAin Yulee from Sgt. Renee Braddock. Front row, from left, are Suzan Skipper,
Grace Conway and Delores Doyle. Back row are Teresa Carter, Tammy Vanzandt, Sherral Pike and
James Thompson. Guards work two hours each school day, including one hour in the morning and
'one at the last bell, earning S11.25 per shift. Skipper, 64, is the longest serving member of this
group with 31 years on the job. "I couldn't count how many students I've crossed but I know they
are bringing their grandchildren to me now," she said.

,Distict assesses risks

Schools, police partner on safety
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As schools across the countiv resume classes. officials
are looking at the re-sults of a disutict-wide safety assess-
ment program completed over the last few weeks of
summer break .,.
"I don't think there were any surprises." said Sgt
Renee Braddock of the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.
"We walked through every school looking for ways to
keep kids sale"
"For the first time. the school district partnered with
local law, enforcement. including officer-s tron th- slier-
ffl". office and the Fei nandirna Reacli Pulk e Department,
for a comprehensive look at school safety, vulner-rabililry
and emergency response
The program included a walking tour of each of the
district's 16 schools to assess conditions. Office s also
worked with school officials to assess security plans.
safety procedures and communication systems, such as
intercoms, loudspeakers and telephones They collected
copies of each school's emergency response plans, a
map ot all ihe campuses and a copy of the bell schedule.
"We were thorough in our approach, but public safe-
ty is an ongoing effort," said Braddock "We are glad to
establish a partnershipwith s-chools and other agencies
so that we can all be on the same page and working
together" ,
Braddock was interviewed last 'week outside of
Fernandina Beach Middle School before starting awalk-
through of the building and groundsof the open-campus.
facility Several officers from the cou ntiv and city. includ-
ing Fernandina Beach Police Detective Marty Scott,
who serves as theschool's liaison officer, participated in
the assessment tour. I
"Schools shouldn't have to be concerned with some-
one.coming on campus who shouldn't be there," said
Scott. "We are here to provide -support"
Vice Principal Ed Brown and the district's Executive
Director, Administrative Services. Sharyl Wood. guided
officers thri ough the school and sat down with them to dis-
cuss secu-ity protocols and identify ways to improve

"We were thorough in our approach, but
public safety is an ongoing
effort. We are glad to establish a
partnership with schools and other
agencies so that we can all be on the
same page and working together."

School officials did not allow the .A't's-Lcader to
accompany officers on the tour. citing an effui l ro keep
security plans private. \
"We need to keep the bad guys guessing." said Wood'
Officials did say the tourt would include a look at con-
ditions inside and out. Exterior doors, campus access.
points, fencing and other barriers were -o be reviewed
Inside, the group would look at classrooms, offices and
facility operations, such as electrical systemnis and alarni,
Options for schools in an emergency can vary. depend-
ing upon the situation and existing security optiin.s
They can include securing students within.clas-.ion,, .
locking down the facility or evacuating the campus. As
officials fine-tune safety plans, they are sensitive I, alarinr.
ing parents and students and recognize the need l'i, del
icate discussion, .
'This isn't a prison we're talking about," said Wooid .
Atthe same time, there is a strong nc.d tio be pri acti-
cal. Wood says the Nassau County school districts
increasing its security budget, and the ivsilts oi the"
assessment program will factor into decisions about how
to spend the money. Options, she said, include perime-
ter fencing, video cameras arid modifications to school
offices and classroom doors to make them more secure.
SAFETYContinued on 3A'. .





Community l'eivspJper, s
The Nassau County School Board
unanimous -ly approved a ienlil it v. rate
of 7.359 mMls for 2013-14 slightly
lower than last year', 7 543 figure
The rate is: effective of a hold-ilhe-
-line approach towards the district's
* budget, .
: The Nassau County School
District's 2013-14
proposed general
fund budget is more
than .91 million,
s slightly higher than
the $89 million for
2012-13. Increased .
costs are contribut-
ing to the S2 million
increase, said Susan Farmer
Farmer. executive
director of business
services. .. ..
The total operating budget isi more
than S150 million. The pi opposed budg-
etwill be finalized Scpl 9
Included in the budget are 'state-
legislated changes to appropriations
ofi more than ,5 1 million The figure
includes $398.249 in funding alloca-
tions for the addition of three inlri tc-
tional positions, three custodial posi-
tions and four aides. Farmer said
She added that there were not any
workforce reductions for the new aca
d.riiic vyaii that l. Iai ted liiw -da\
A state-legislated 'I1.9 million inr,
instructional and school-l1 :el sla'y -
and ben-fit appropriations .'iasoated
with a propo:scd '2.50i0t(eachei salary
increasc- will eniie. Salary increases
will be negotiated between the Nas-sau
Tuachei s Association and the school
district, said Fai meru
She noted an uplui n i tlh'e local
housing market arn4 job aclMilvy in
Fernandina Beach.
"We see a lot of grcwtf li'on' the,
- island so taint's a goodthing," Farmer
said. "We'll have to wait until school
starts to see if there's lots of kids that
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Due 1o a press mix-up, page
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Wednesday's paper. It is
reprinted in today's edition on'., .
;page 10A.

As recycling takes off,

city ponders options
ANGELA DAUGHTRY still be twice a weekfor residents liv-
News-Leader ig on Fletcher and Ocean avenues

Due to the success of its recycling
program, the city may reduce trash
pickup to one day a week for most
City Maintenance Manager
Jeremiah Glisson told commissioners
Tuesday that since an expanded recy-
cling program was begun in October,
the city's recycling has almost tripled.
Glisson said trash pickup would

because of the high number of rental
properties in those neighborhoods.
According to Glisson's figures,
once-a-weektrash pickup would affect
4,514 customers, saving them about $3
a month, if approved by commission-
ers. It would also result in an annual
$18,000 reduction in city revenues,
Glisson said.
CITY Continued on 3A

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Fernandina Beach residents have so embraced their neon green 65-gallon recycle bins delivered last
September, above that the city is considering reducing garbage pickup to once a week in tnost neigh-
borhoods. .

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FRIDAY. AUGUST 9.2013 NEWS News-Leader


Herbert Leon
SHerbert Leon Haddock,
86, of Hillard,Floridapassed
away August 6, 2013 at St
Vmcent's Medical Center. He
was born October 12,1926 in
IHilliard, Florida to the late
Dean Haddock .and Eva
Matilda Nelson Haddock.
Mr.Haddocklived aver.y'
devoted Christian life 'ard
touched every life he came
in'*ontact with. 2Ie was a
proud veteran of the United
States Army. He was amem-
ber of Buford Grove Baptist
Church. He will be joining his
wife,. Alice Sina Prescott
Haddock,, in heaven where
hey will be praisingJesus for
: He -is survived by three
children who loved and cher-
ished him: Eva Faye Jones
S(Buddy), of St. Simons Island,
GA, Larry Leon Haddock, of
Hilliard, FL, and Jeff Ray:
SHaddock (Donna) of Vidalia,
GA He was also an adored
grandfather of four: Shannan
Elyse Jones (Bruce)-of St.
Simons Island, GA, Zachary
Benjamin Jones of St. Simons
Island, GA, Susan Elizabeth
Shaw of Statesboro, GA, and
Casey Leigh Haddock of
Vidalia, GA. He was also a
loving brother to Mable Ford
of Keystone Heights, FLand
SHarold Haddock (Mary) of
Cleveland, TN and Julian
Haddock (Gail) of Augusta,
SGA Mr. Haddock also leaves
behind a number of nieces,
i; n ephews, and other relatives
--., and. a-large, loving church
,' family "at Buford Grove
S'.Bapdst Church.
A '". -' Funeral services will be
held today, Friday, August 9 at
11:00'AM at Buford Grove
Baptist Church with the Rev.
Curtis Harrington officiating.
SThfie family will receive friends
beginning at 9 AM at the
church. Burial will follow in
: Pigeon Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
d tons may be made to Buford .
Grove Baptist Church.
S Condolences may be
expressed by signing the
guest registry at shep-
i Shepard Funeral Home
Folkston. Ga.

Willihm Boykin, 49,
Fernandina Beach, died on.-
SWednesday, Aug. 7,2013. No.
services are planned at this
m Green Pine Funeral Home
Gerald T. Coriiin, 75,
Yulee, died on Thursday, Aug.
8, 2013. Arrangements are
,. Green Pin Funeral Home "
S Thomas Milton Creel,
85, Amelia Island, died on
S. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. The
S funeral service will be held
on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m.
," at Prince of Peace Lutheran
i Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach.
S, Oxley-Heard.Funeral Qirecors

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S Open meetingsare open to., (opt
anyone, including non-alco- days
S holics, families, etc., who may st' d
be interested In Alcoholics step
, Anonymous. All scheduled AA a.m.
meetings are non-smoking 11 a
and one hour in duration. and
.: :.;.*. -", ..' Boo
Alcoholics Anonymous a.m.
meetings for people who have, and
or think they may have, a. speak
drinking problem are held a.m:
'Mondays at noon and Satur- 6:30
days at 10 a.m. afPlrince of Call
Peace Lutheian Chuich. on
Atlantic Avenue across from
Fort Clinch State Park Please mer
enter through the side' door. .con
The Fernandina Beach'. Moi
Group meets in-the Amelia-- & 12
Room, 906 S. Seventh St., .p.m
Monday at 6:30 p.m. (begin- Wet
ners); Tuesdays at 6:.30 p.m. (opW



Lucai Farmnner and Sophia Croese begin their frst'lday of fist grade Southside "
SElementary in Fernandina Beach as Nassau Couty studentsretured to school' :

ABC ofhwto pack.
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ahealhy school lunch
JACKSONVILLE-It's back-to-school time : t *.
on the First Coast. Here's your first lesson of -i
the new school year: how to pack a lunch that'll Vhile letting kids in the kitchen
keep the kids healthy and happy, increase the might mean a bigger meds. if they
fruits and veggies, lower saturated fat, sugar h I I
and sodium -and fit your waUllet. The American helppack their lunch, they're more
Heart Association has budget-friendly, creative likely to eat that lunch'. '
ideas to satisfy both kids and parents "
Make a smatter sandwich . -- '.'
While some kids prefer the same'thing Low-sodium baked beans, bean casseroles
every day, others may be or beans & rice
OK with a slight switch toI 'Let them dunk r:
their sandwich. Sometimes it's OK to let your kids play with
Use different breads their food, especially when they-are gettingi-k
like 100 percent whole extra nutrition. Try packing one of these fun
wheat tortilla wraps ;A dunks with dippers:
(choose wraps low in satu- Apple and pear slices to dip into low fat or
rated and trans fats) or 100 non-fat plain yogurt mixed with peanut butter.
percent whole wheat pita pockets.' Carrot, celery and sweet pepper strips to
Besides lettuce, try shredded carrots or ,. dip into hummus, fresh salsa or homemade
avocado slices with a turkey or lean roast beef, bean dip.
sandwich. Whole grain crackers (choose crackers zr
S* Buy store brand blcks ilw-fat, lw- low in sodium, saturated and trans fatsi) or
sodium cheeses. You save money when you 4 slices of grilled low sodium tofu (a soybean
slice it yourself. Or use a cookie cutter to cut product) to dunk into low sodium vegetable or
into fun shapes. tomato soup.
Instead of lunchmeat (high in fat and sodi- Unsalted sunflower seeds, crushed whole
um), try leftover grilled chicken, lean pork or wheat cereal and sliced banana to mix into low
an egg white salad sandwich. fat vanilla yogurt (no added sugars) to eat with
Always pack sandwiches with a mini-cool- a spoon like a sundae.
er pack to keep them fresh and'safe. Get them involved
Love those leftovers While letting kids in the kitchen might
Thiink about using the leftovers from a fami- mean a bigger mess, if they help pack their
ly favorite dinner for a next day lunch. Invest in lunch, they're more likely to eat that lunch On
a thermos to keep foods hot or cold until the .:. nights you have a bit more time, like a Sunday
lunch bell rings. Some ideas: night, have them choose which piece of fruit or
',Low-sodium tomato, vegetable or bean .. what type of bread they want and let them ,
soups : assemble their lunch. Make this a weekly rou-
Chili made with lean or extra-lean ground tine it's another great way to spend family
meat orturkey time together.
'* Wholewheat spaghetti with low-sodium Get more tips for families at www.heart .
tomato sauce ".' : org/healthierkids.


en discussion); Wednes-
s at 7a.m. (open'-12 &12
ly) and 11 a.m. (open -
'imeeting); Thursdays at 7
. (open Big Book study),
.m. (Qpen discussion) ,
6:30 p.m. (open Big
k study); Fridays at 11
C (open Big Book study)
7 p.mi. (open meditation,
iker); and Saturdays at 7
1 (open discussion) and
0 p:m. (open discussion).
2 6 1-8 3 4 9 ." ,

its at the-Alachua Club,
ner of ihird.and Alachua
et%, Fernandina, on
idaysat8 p.m. (open-12
2 study); Tuesdays at 8.
.. (open-speaker); '
,hesdays at 8:15 p.m.
en-- men'sdiscussion); N'

Thursday at 8 p.m. (open -
discussion); Fridays at 8 p.m.
(open discussion); and" '
Saturday at 8 am. (open -
discussion) and'8 p~m. (open -
relationships). Call 261-3580.
The Dune's Group, Peters
Point in Fernandina Beach,
meets 7:30 am. (24-
hour book meeting).
The Freedom Group holds
AA meetings on Mondays at 7
p.m n. and Saturdays at 9:30
p.m. (candlelight) at 1014
South 10th St. The Fernan- -
d ina Beach NA group meets
at 87pn. Sunday, Tuesdays
and',Vridays (Step Speaker)
and'at.7. p.m. Thursday at
1014 South 10th St. A covered
dish cookouLis held the last
Saturday of every month.

511iAsh Street. Femrnandina Beach. FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
Website for email addresses

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Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
SLettem to t* editor
Monday, 12 p.m.

Church Notes: ....
Monday, 5p.m.. Classified Ads: Monday. 5:00 p.m.* Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
People and Places: Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 5p.m.
Thursday, 3p.m. Lagal Notices: Friday, noon N/A
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m. Tuesday. 3 p.m.
Monday holidays the Classified deadline wfl be Friday at 6 p.m.

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I ;TheYulee Florida Group
meets in theYMCA building
on Pages Dairy Road on
Sundays at 8 p.m. (open dis-
cussion); Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
(open Big Book); Thursdays
at 8 p.m. (open discussion);
and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.
(open Big Book).
Yuke Al-Anon
The Yutle Al-Anon Family.
Grdup.meetiings are Tuesdays
at 6:30 the YMCA
building on Pages Dairy Road
in Yulee. Contact the group by.
emailat YuleeAlanonFG@hot-
A-Anon is a member sup-
portea nonprofitgroup that
helps the families and friends
of alcoholics. The program of
recovery is adapted from
Alcoholics Anonymous and is
Based upon the Twelve Steps,
Twelve Traditions and the -
Twelve Concepts of Service.
The only requirement for.
membership is that there be a
problem of alcoholism in a rel-
ative or friend.


The University of Florida
Extension Service and
Barnabas tenter will present
Practical Money Skills from
10 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the
Peck Center reception room
in Fernandina Beach and
Aiig.'16 at theCallahan
.Fairgrounds Multipurpose
Room. Learn how to develop
a budget, keep-track of
expenses and how to get
your free credit report.
Grocery Shopping on a
Budget will be.-presented
From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 6 at
the Peck Center reception
room and Sept 27 at the
Callahan Fairgrounds
Multipurpose Room. Learn
'how to reduce your food.
: costs and eat nutritionally.
: .These workshops are
Free. Reserve your spot
:Contact Laura Laroche at

7 The Fernandina Beach
'"'branch library will be closed
Aug. 12 and 13 due to air
Conditioning repairs. The
book drops will remain open.
Pink Ribbon Ladies
I IThe link Ribbon Ladies,
a support group in Nassau
County for survivors of
breastand other female can-'.
cers, will hold its monthly .
meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 in
Sthe Conference Room at
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau in Fernandina
Beach. The guest speaker
will be member.Valerie
Williams, who will lead the
group in some yoga stretch-.
.es designed to be done while
seated. For information con-;
tact Joyce Karsko at 261-2976
or Isobel Lyle at 321-2057. :
SThe local,.Chpter of the
AARP- East Nassau, County
Chapter #4608 will meet.
Aug. 13 at the Council on '
Aging (across from Baptist"
Medical Center Nassau) at 1
p.m. A short board meeting
will follow the regular meet-
The hospital and Council
Son Aging will host a Senior
Expo and Health'Fair Aug. 9
from 10 a m.-3 p.m at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
'":'cn ter. "nieX4*P'W Wlv'O"'''
an informational display
Gun courses
.Gary W. Belton Associ-
ates Inc. will hold a con-
cealed weapon license
course at 5:30 p.m Aug 13
and at 9 a m. and 1p.m. Aug
17. A basic with defensive
tactics course will be held at
7-45 a.m. Aug. 18 and 31. For
details contact Belson at 491-
8358, (904) 476-2037 or gbel- Visit
; www.TheBelsonGroupcom.
'Women meet .
WOAMTECwill meet
11:30 a.m.-l p1.m Aug.. 13 at
Cafe Karibo. Cost is $15 and
includes lunch. WOAMTEC
offers business-building
opportunities'where women
can focus on keeping their
priorities in order of faith,
family and finance without
feeling guilty about it. For
information contact Lisa
Presnell at 206-3115 or
Alzhdmers support
The Alzheimrer's.
Association Caregiver;,
Support Group for Nassau
County meets the third
Thursday of each month
The next meeting will be .
held at The Council on .
Aging on Aug" 15 from 2:30-
3;30 p.m. The meetings are
open to the public. Register
for',the local,"Walk To End'
Alzheimer's,"' set for Sept. 21
in Central Park, at www.alz.
org/walk or stop by The'
Council on Aging for a regis-'
tration form. For information
callDebra Domb-kowski,
LPN, at 261-0701.
The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
you to its next 3rd on 3rd
Street presentation'Aug. 16
at6 p.m. as.Wayne and Jane


5O Ground was being-cleared at South 'Eighth
5 0I and Date streets.for a new marketlby Jackson's
. .Minute Markets of Jacksonville.
iUnut M a .' August 8,1963



SFernandina Beach High School implemented
a new hotline for students to call to keep tabs on
everything from sporting events to test dates.
August 7, 1986

The county commission was seeking deep
budget cuts to avoid raising the property tax rate
to 9 mills.
August 8, 2003

Sims (The Storytelling Sims) -
present Holding Down the .:
Homefront: Florida During
WWII. The Sims will share
experiences of life in Florida
during the Second World
War, telling stories of short-
ages, submarines, saboteurs,
and war bonds. This pro-
gram is free and open to th .
public, and will be held at the.-
Peck Center -in the Willie -
Mae Ashley Auditorium, 516
South 10th.St. For more
information contact Gray at
261-7378, ext. 102, or
If you are interested in
the prevention and elimina-
tion of underage drinking
and other drug use within
Nassau County, the Nassau
Alcohol, Crime and Drug
Abatement Coalition meets .
the third Tuesday of the
month. This month's meet- ,
ing will be held Aug. 20 at 4 .,
p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
Community Room. ,
Guest speaker John
Martin with the Veteran's
Affairs Office will speak
about his role at the office
and its collaboration with
NACDAC. For information
visit or call .
Susan Woodford or Kerrie
Albert at 277-3699.
DivorceCare is a 13-week
.support group and seminar
for people experiencing sep-.,
aration and divorce. Each
session features videotapes '*
with nationally recognized
experts on divorce and ,.
recovery topics and an" ...
opportunity for group discus-!
sionof-the emotional and
painful issues surrounding
this topic. This is.a non-
denominational group, open
to all. A new group is form-
;ing and will start at 6:15 p.m.
Aug. 21 at Amelia Baptist ,
Church. Contadt is Paul and '
Lori Rose, 491-3395, Thete is
also a dinner each Wednes-'
day at 5:30 p.m. and all are :
welcome. .
A. pai-t of the City Resili!- ''
ericy Series, Fernandina
Beach is hosting a presenta-,
tion, "Sea-Level Rise and "
jernandina Beach," by .
Thnomas Ruppert ofFlo'Ia ` "!.
SeaG'rant C6a tal Planni'g,-:
on Sept"5 at 7p.m. at th ..
Peck Center, 51,frSouth .0th
'St.This lecture is free and,
open to the public. ;'
The Chardornnay. ..
Fbu'ndatibrin has announced a"'
$200,000 Challenge Grant in..'-
support of'the Nassau '
Humane Society's Capital.
Campaign to build a new '
ll,000-square-foot animal
-shelter and adoption center.,
'The Challenge Grant will
run through Oct.:'31, match- ,'
ing donations made to the-
campaign. Contributions will;"
'makedouble the impact: $1, :
turns iito $2 and $1,000 "
turns into $2,000. "
The new Nassau Humane .
Society shelter will increase:,
capacity for care of animals, '
meeting modern .animal res-
cue standards and best prac-,".
tices. The homeless animals,.
Swill bein a safe, warm..nd '
comfortable environment.
Donations and inquiries
can be made online at www. .-; .
via phone 491-1511; or by ':
. mail to P.O. Box 16090, Fer- '
nan~dina Beach, FL32035. ;
Help needed
. '.The all-volunteer Yulee ^
Interfaith Dinner Network ;
2..needs the community's help ',;
.. to continue to provide hot, '^
' healthy meals to adults and ";
.-children experiencing '
,hunger in our community...,
Just $25 provides enough -:
meat to serve a hot meal to ;;
50 people. To help, contact
the network at info@chnas- *, 556-2496, or send o;
donations to The Coalition :S
for the Homeless, P.O. Box $ .
16123, Fernandina Beach, .
FL32035. Please put YIDN :
in the memo line.

Monessorl.., .
Fall 2013 marks 40 years
since tbeopening of Amelia i
Island Montessori chooL -
Celebrations are being
planned including a special
dedication to the late Jane .
Grieveson, who devoted
morethan 30 years to the
schooL Visit www.ameiais- and
click on "40 Year
Celebration" to learn more.
Join the Facebook group :
"Amelia Island Montessori
Matters," email alumni@
or call 261-6610.


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Continued from 1A
come with those."
She said school officials will
spend conservatively, while
keeping an eye on revenues if
and wheh the economy turns
around. But much depends on
how the federal government
steers its course.
"I don't think we're oant of
the woods," Farmer said. "I
think there's national things
with sequestration and those
types of things, that if the
national, government doesn't
get their.act together, that are
going to flow down to the
states, so I'm still very cautious
about moving forward."
Florida's travel industry can
also affect Nassau County
because the state relies on
tourism revenue to support its
Despite the caution, reno-
vations continue locally.
Farmer' described the.
school district as a "pay as you
Sgo"0 entitythat utilizes existing
funds instead ofissuing bonds
for capital projects. In recent
years, schools in Yulee and
S Fernandina Beach as well as
Callahan and Hilliard have
undergone renovations.
;Hilliard Middle-Senior High
School will see,.another esti-
Smated $2.8 million in upgrades
in 2014.
The school board also will

Continued from IA
"We are taking a broad look
at all of the options available
to us in an effort to keep our
, students safe," said Wood.
S. Wood says this latest round
of assessing schools for safety
started in February when the
district formed a tas'dkforce of
educators, parents and law
enforcement officials at each
school, and asked them to con-
duct a safety .tudy. Wood says

S, .. Contrued from 'IA
::Currently residential serv-
ices include twice-a-week
garbage pickup, a 95-gallon
Garbage cart. once-a-week
recycle pickup, a 65-gallon
recycling cart, and once-a-
S week curbside yard waste col-
lection.. .,
However, as part of a study
in spr'ij-ni .p, .21 e city, t sur-
veyV ,5,,,16 i 1,e.idtnts. ipd,
found that 60 percent of the
S472 who responded preferred
a 25 percent price reduction
in their waste services bill
S along wit h a decrease to once-
,' a-week pickup. Commissioners
S at the time had little issue with
the change, though then-
mayor Arlene Filkoff noted
once-weekly pickup could be
an issue for residents whose
Homeowner associations don't
allow trash cans outside, which
Should become a problem'
inside houses and garages
when the heat rises ;.
In the end the then-com-
mission decided to stick with
twice-weekly pickup Until res-
ident$ became educated on the.
importance'of recycling and.
Sto reevaluate waste services'
.and upgraded recycling some-
time in the near future.
On Tuesday, City Manager
Joe Gerrity told commission-

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look for ways to expand tech-
nology in the classroom. Rural
technology and bandwidth
grants of more than $531,000
will be spent on specific items
related to curriculum stan-
dards for technology studies.
New this year, the school
district will operate with a fund-
ing cap for those students who
attend Florida Virtual School.
"I projected that I'd have
11,098 students this year,"
Farmer said. "I'm only getting
funded for 11,030. Because a
student taking six periods at
the high school and then may
go to Florida Virtual Schoolto
take two credits because
they're a good student and
they're moving forward and
they like to be challenged,
Florida Virtual and I will have
to split that one student's fund-
ing so I would get six-eighths
and they would get.: two-
eighths.... So that's something
.completely new this year. We
don't know howthat's goingto
affect us." .
Other variables affecting
the budget include students
who enter and leave the school
during the year. Allocations per
student will be, $3,752 for the
2013-14. academic year, com-
pared to $3,582 in 2012-13.
Also changing, duall
enrolled students who'attend
Florida State College at
Jacksonville will cost the dis-
trict about S71,per student.
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the teams were highly effec-
tive, and gives credit in part to
a selection process that identi-
fied parents with law enforce-
ment backgrounds for partici-
"We had parents who work
as Jacksonville officers and ask-
ing them to join us was just
common sense," said Wood
"Overall, that part of the effort
was designed to give us an
extra set of eyes"
Law enforcement officers
recognize the need to maintain

ers they should get feedback
from their constituents about
the latest once-weekly trash
,pickup proposal before mak-
ing a decision. He also noted
the S 18,0006 revenue decrease
caused by once-a-week collec-
tion was already included in
next year's budget. : ,' '
If commissioners are'gen-
Serally in favor of the change
in city trash pickup, Gerrity
said, they could possibly vote
on it in January .'
The city has a contract with
Advanced Disposal for resi-
dential and commercial sani-
tation services, and com-
menced its expanded recycling
program in October with the
addition of 65-gallon recycling
carts for residents, '. '
The expanded recycling
program bottles,
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Until this year, the school-dis-
trict paid only for books. Now
it will pay tuition for students
who utilize FSCJ campus-based
cour-se instruction.
Thatwas kind of a surprise
thing this year," Farmer said.
"We knew it went tfirough the
legislative process."
Additional line item expen-
ditures- include providing
school resource officers from
the Nassau County .Sheriffs
Office. The school district pays
$215,025, which is 75 percent
of the salary and benefits for
the officers who serve all mid-
,dle and high schools. The
Nassau County Commission
picks up the balance, and the
resource officers will cover ele-
mentary schools in their area
as needed, said Farmer.
S Communities In Schools
will continue its tutoring and
educational support programs
on both sides of the county,
and district funding will sup-
port STEM (Science,
- Technology, Engineering and
Math) related programs at all
grade levels.
'Farmer willstay updated
on the economic picture as the
new school year progresses.
"I continue to reaina opti-
mistic but just watching, the
tfiend of the overall economy
because all ofthat can have an
effect," she said. .,-' -
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strong relationships with
'schools because in an emer-
gency the staff iJs'the'h
of defense. '
"In reality, teachers and
administrators at the schools
are going tQ be the first respon-
ders, and by the time weaidrive
on the scene they will ihave
already started putting securj-'
ty measures in place," said
Braddock 'lThat's why plan-
ning. like what. we're doing
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marine safety alert regarding
parasailing operations due to 11
passenger deaths and 529 pas-
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S"The Coast Guard expects
licensed mariners to follow all
regulations regarding safe ves-
sel operations and has an expec-
tation of parasail operators to
follow established standards,"
said Rear Am. Joseph Servidio,
assistant commandant for pre-
vention policy. "Parasail opera-
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under way, including weather
conditions and condition and
maintenance of equipment, in
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expecttheparasailing industry
and related industry associa-
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marine casualties."

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Continued from IA
ends meet. Moving forward,
there is no money for savings.
"What are you going to do
next year?" asked Callahan
Mayor Shirley Graham, during
the meeting's public comments.
Commission Chair Danny
Leeper agreed, saying, "We can't
keep operating this way."
As the board looked over the
budget, commissioners decid-
ed to keep $4.4 million in place
for an.overhaul of 9-1-1 dispatch
operations, including construc-
tion, furnishings and software,'
but only after questioning Un-
dersheriff George Lueders, who
said that if the money wasn'tput
in the CIP budget the, depart-
ment could not apply for a grant
tohelp pay for the project. :
"So that stays in," said
Commissioner Barry Holloway.
The commission also kept
S$10 million for a new sheriffs
administration well
as f.60),000 for the renovation of
the Fernandina Beach library
Commissioners also prom-
ised local shopping developers
that the county would spend
.almost 81.8 million to build a
new access/loop road behind
the Pubflix shopping center on

AlA in Yulee to helpthem bring
100 customer service jobs to the
"Maybe they don't pay
$100,000 but a job's a job," said
The project originally totaled
$4.4 million, and commission-
ers canceled it because of the
expense. This action forced
developers to come back with a
new plan, including a proposed
Public Private Partnership
(PPP) to fund the roadway. So
nowthe board kicks in $1.8 mil-
lion and developers pick up the
The developers made vague
references to a big box store
coming to the area and talked
about letters of commitment
from retail operations report-
edly held by another developer.
They didn't offer details, and
commissioners did not ask for
Commissioners also heard
from three local property own-
ers who didn't want their taxes
to go up, including one
Fernandina Beach woman who
said she scaled down a dream of
a backyard swimming pool to
.setting up a kidddie pool. ,
Nassau County property
taxes haven't goneup in five
years and the board is proposing

-The Nassau County Commission meets again on Monda.
at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex on Nassau Place in Yulee. The
budget is not on ihe agenda as of today.
* Two public hearings will be held on the budget. The first
hearing is set tor Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. The second meeting is
tentatively planned for Sept. 23.

a slight increase. According to
Budget Manager Shanea Jones,
property owners would pay an
additional $50 annually for-every
$100,000 of taxable property
The average homestead tax-
able value is $108,420. At this
amount, the average property
tax increase is $54.21.
County officials believe the
' money is well spent
During Wednesday's meet-
ing, Jones gave a presentation
titled, "What's Happening
Around Nassau County?A Brief
Overview of Tax Payer Dollars
at Work."
Jones went through the
workings of each: department;,-
'reporting budget cuts and staff
layoffs in every area.
"For a couple years there we
didn't dip into reserves 'nd
make cuts," said Jones "But five
or six years later with expenses

increasing we can no longer
make that work," said Jones.
Jones has spent time with
each commissioner over the last
few weeks explaining the num-
bers. Commissioners praised
Jones' efforts and called her
presentation thorough.
County Manager Ted Selby
underscored the bottom line.
"We feel we're as far back as we
S.can go unless you want to start
cutting what we think are criti-
cal services to the citizens of
Nassau County," said Selby. "We
want to make sure people under-
stand what we're talking about
when it comes to the services
we provide."
Selby asked, department
heads to attend Wednesday's
day-long meeting to allow com-
missionersto ask'questions.
Fire' Rescue Chief Matt
Graveswasdlled to the podium
: regarding a request for medical

supplies. When pressed by the
board to identify tracheal cam-
eras as a need versus want,
Graves said the ambulances
could make do without for now.
In a phone interview Tues-
day, the chief said fire rescue is
operating with a lean budget,
and crunching the numbers
while maintaining services can
be a difficult proposition.
"People don't tell me when
they'd like to schedule a heart
attack," said Graves. "I have to
keep a full staff and supplies for
all kinds of emergency and med-
ical situations."
The board maintains that its
decisions are made with public
safety at the top of its list of pri-
Still, commissioners were
told that they're operating with
Three days of emergency funds
for natural disasters, such as
hurricanes, and manmade
threats, such as bombs or ter-
ro-ism. This information did not
prompt any discussion among
While the proposed budget
includes aproopertytax increase,
commissioners have said they
don't want to: exercise, that
option. .
Leeper said thatimplement-
ing a user fe, would be a more

equitable solution.
"We have many property
owners that pay zero taxes, cor-
rect?" asked Leepe;r, who said
user fees would spread finan-
cial obligations to everyone,
whether they own property or
not, and "make it fair."
There is possibly still time
to impose a "user fee" such as a
gasoline tax, though chances of
that are slim as it would require
backing from four out of the five
commissioners and it does not
have supermajority support.
Commissioner Pat Edwards
has also expressed support for
a user fee. Earlier this year, the
commission proposed a $217
fire tax but that fell flat.
CommissionerSteve Kelley
has a proposal to balance the
budget that includes draining
reserves and slashing capital
improvement projects. Last year,
he proposed raising property
taxes by one mill. During the
meeting, Holloway asked his
colleague why he made a 180-
degree switch.
Kelley said he was new to
the board then and didn't under-
stand that he shouldn't have
done that. "You all gave me
looks of icicles," said Kelley of
his suggesting to raise taxes. "I
decided n9t to do that again."


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Women breaking into auto business

For years, it has been
intriguing that so much real
estate is sold by. female
agents. They understand the
houses and home life-better
than men, it could be argued.
So, why has the automobile /
retail business been such a
man's domain until recently?
The hours, the perceptions or
comfort levelfcould have been
argued aq barriers. Times are
changing fast, and it is good to
My seed for this week's
column is an article in
Automotive News featuring 40.
rising stars in our industry
that are under 40 years of age.
Twenty-five percent are
women, which is a refreshing
change from a potential list
from a decade or two ago.
Women are a majority of the
college population and are
making.percentage strides in
the professions, notably medi-
Scine and law. Today's younger
generation witnessed incredi-
ble success stories at very
young ages. They saw
Microsoft and Facebook..
explode with young entrepre-
Sneursin charge. ..
SAs a result, smart young ::
Women seek out the opportu- ,"
Snities and find where the ...
money is. Our industry, for all,
Sits faults, is a great source of
personal income for talented

women are
laying the
for growing
I at our dealer-
iEFMr s ships, much
] to my
* CORNER delight The
modern car
dealer has
RickKeffer more reason-
able schedules and knows the
competitive approach is to
offer a more family-friendly
'employment opportunity.
Perception of our industry
improves as we operate with
more consumer-driven
motives and have more diver-
sity in our staffing, including
Women in the roles of deal-
er, general man ager, service
manager, parts manager,
finance manager and sales
manager are all on the rise.
This will add to the comfort
level of the female consumers,
who influence 80 percent-plus
of the vehicle purchases in
this country. My secondary
hope is that more women will
be attracted to selling cars.
We can run an ad for an office
position and have people
(niostly women) lined up

Copin with costly
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.to-school expenses, parents over a $200 pair of gym shoes,
generally include routine fare we said no.)
:like clothes, school supplies Among the best advice I've
%and maybe a new backpack, received from other parents is.
'But if your kids participate in when your kids are exploring
'extracurricular activities, you new activities, don't over-comn-
,could be on the hook for hun- mit your time or money until
'dreds-or even thousands-of you know whether they'll stick
:dollars in additional expenses if within i. ., .
you're not careful. For example, before you?
o As parents, we hesitate to0 sink a small fortune into pri-
Sstifleour children'sathletic and vate swimming lessons, start
creative urges. But sometimes small with a summer class at
: you've just got to step back, your local Y or recreation cen-
Sweigh the options snd decided, ter. If your kid shows a genuine
What you can afford, aptitude and doesn't balk at
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My wife and I commonly oritizing extracurricular events
t.wrestle' with these types of: and keeping'your costsdown:
S questions. For example. last fall Focus on one sport or ,
ourson had outgrown his base- activity per kid, per season,
ball equipment and was beg- especially if they involve multi-
ging us for a new bat that cost pie practice sessions or games
S $125. A year later, it sits on the' per week.
S" Form carpools with Qther

Women in the roles of dealer general
manager, service manager, parts manager.
finance manager and sales manager are
all on the rise.,

around the building.
Conversely, ads to attract
sales candidates attract mini-
mal attention, for a position
that can earn a multiple of the
office job. The top sales per-
son for Chrysler products
between Brunswick, Ga., and
St. Augustine is.a female,
employed right here in
Nassau County. There are no
barriers to strong-minded
women succeeding in the
retail auto industry. Progress
is occurring at an increasing
rate and we will all benefit As '
has been mentioned before, ,
the U.S. auto dealers are-a big-
ger employer and economic
driver than the manufactur-
ers. When advances occur at
our dealerships, benefits are
realized locally, in stats sales
tax and in federal income tax
revenue. This great economic
driver now has more women
at the wheel.
One thought occurred to
me that isn't a whole column,
but is worth mentioning The
very best used cars sell in one

to 10 days. The average used
car sells in around 40 days.
Let's say you are in the mar-
ket for a used vehicle- There
are several approaches to
take. The Lest is having some-
one at a.dealership or inde-
pendent lot looking out for
you. Preferably, someone you
have dealt with or have faith
in. When the highly desirable
trades land, the salespeople
are on the phone in a scram-
ble to get their prospect here
first The other top choice is
checking websites, either
dealership or third party, on a
frequent basis. Many dealers
post their trades even while
..the reconditioning is under
Sway. Be active to get the best
used vehicle. Good things are
'often taken early cars, hous-
es and even people. Have a
good week. .
Rick Keffet owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge.Chrysler
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
Stions orpositive stories about
autoinobile use and ownership

k, d' s activities

parents. You'll save gas:money
and time. : :
Learn how much equip-
ment and instruction the sport
requires Somfe, like soccer and
basketball,.can be relatively"
inexpensive; while others, like
horseback riding, golf and ice
skating involve expensive
equipment or facility rentals.
Rent or buy used sport-
ing equipment (or musical
instruments) until you're sure
they'll stick with the. activity.
Visit Pay It Again Sports
stores, online ad sites like
Craigslist and yard sales..
Seek out or form a sports
equipment exchange where
families can donate outgrown
or cast-off equipment and uni-
forms for others to use.
It's probably better to
-invest in new safety gear, [ike,
helmets and masks, than to buy
it used and potentially dam-
aged. The same goes for items
like shoes or baseball gloves-
that become molded to a child's
body unless they were hard-,,
ly used.
Sometimes the cost of an.;'
elective program is worth mak-
ing sacrifices elsewhere in your.

budget Our daughter loves the-
ater arts, so we decided it was
worth shaving .our vacation
budget to,send her to theater
cacap. She'll tnmake new friends
and hone her dramatic and
social skills in an environment
that public school. just can't
duplicate :
Jason Alderman directs Visa's
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The lecture is free and open
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Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
S Wild peacocks are pretty.
But they are also pretty pesky
and have plagued East Coast
Florida communities includ-
ing Coconut Grove near
Miami and Cape Canaveral,
and are now invading our
island. These beatful but
nasty birds cause damage and
create traffic problems as they
wander the streets and yards,
doing considerable harm to
homes, cars and lawns.
In the Ocean Gardens
Community offAtlaitic
SAvenue in Cape Canaveral the
birds dug up plants and-.
scratched cars; some lit on top
of houses, damaging roofs
and skylights; and stillothers
attacked scrieenedin porches,
turning them into'"Swiss. .
cheese." Neiglibors are sub-
jected to the noisy birds
squawking all night long and
particularly maddening is the
birds' habit of pecking and
scratching at their reflection
on cars, since they see the
reflection as another peacock
'. trying to take over their terri-
Story during mating'season.
But help is here for Amelia
SIsland residents in the form of
Nick Hartley, a trapper and
owner of "Kritt R Done," a
firm that humanely traps and
Releases bothersome animals.
SIartley says he's had dozens
of calls, to get rid of peacocks
That were damaging cars and
Leaving droppings in front of
'TIley're very, very loud
animals," says' Hartley, who
recently lured a peacock into
trap and transported it
unharmed to a small local
farm that boasts a lovesick
peacockithat was pining for a
peahen arid I am assuming
both are now living happily
ever after. There are almost 3(
more of the pesky critters still

freely along
the Scott
Road area as
the residents
and the
debate who
will foot the
bill to relo-
cate them.
Got peacock,
skunk or
other pest
Call Nick at

And speaki
Hartley I'm wo
Former restaur
.,thought about
tured critters t
an experienced
properly prepai
serve them to
wild game? H<
restaurant call
'Things,"' an ide
Sof, where patri
presented with
venison, quail,
shark or even
which I think
Sthe pheasant f
goose, and so
Side what thep
ulatid6ns, etc. a
willing to strap
' .try these exotic
were prepared
the way, Nick
wife Barbara a
ians, and in fac
seafood, so the
look askance
Sunday Blood
Shas just slipped
place in the Su
Mary battles,
Star hottie Cr:
this past Sund
and just do no
can top her th

nch and happy hour
led okra, red bell pepper,
olive, pepperoni, cheese cube,
green beans, celery, pickle, A recent Washin
sausage, pepperoncini, bacon,
SCajun salt, fried jalapenos and Jacksonville is 44
for the piece de resistance brink offiscal d
Crystal's Krystal cheeseburg- t ,
er- on a swizzle stick all folkS there a locC
stuck in the glass. So, head to that's not eve
DRAWI. the Turtle for Johnny's H
DAVES Sunday three buck breakfast JackSOflle HO
TORLD cocktail of cheese, maple
.... sausage, hardboiled egg, and
summer sausage, and then to from if our city doesn't
DavidN the Dog Star for Crystal's the money? As a reader
Scott Bloody Mary lunch. Now ed out to me recently ci
that's a balanced food group- employees and others
ing that I defy anybody on the across the country- ha
island to beat been conned by politics
ng of Nick *** who lied to them about
wondering if the I'm sure politicians, unions pensions they would ge
*ateur has ever and city workers in Public employees here
taking the cap- Jacksonville are keeping a elsewhere would be wis
to a place where close eye on what's happening demand rather than o
t chef could with retirement programs in a defined contribution
are. them and bankrupt Detroit where that where they get the mor
folks that enjoy city says it has to cut the pen- upfront to invest in thei
ow about a sions it currently pays to 401k plans. The reader
led 'Wild retirees because it simply c ludess saying "promise
ea I just thought doesn't have the money. 'for idiots" .
ons could be Kevyn D. Orr, Detroit'semer-., .* *
h local wild boar, agency manager, has called for' Speaking of unions,
, alligator tail, "significant cuts" to the pen- been told by anoni-unio
peacocks, sins of current retirees but employee here that she
are members of his plan is being fought vigor- turned down for apbsitl
family, and duck, 6usly by unions. Detroit's pen-. she had been told she
on? I have no sions are under-funded by as fully qualified for becai
procedures, reg-. much as $3.5 billion in part union member, who ha
re but I'd be base of unrealistic assump- previous experience or
p on a bib and tions of eight percent annual ing in.the field, would I
ic dishes if they investment returns; kick given the job.because ti
3 properly. By backs to politicians, political aabouttobelaztd off in
and his pretty patronage, plain old-fashioned unrelated.department.
ire both vegetar- crooks, etc. like to see anybody lo.s
:t don't even eat ,, A recent Washington' but when unions call til
ey'll probably "Examiner analysis'says. that shove unqualified
at this thought. -Jacksonville is 44th on alist of into city jobs then some
S* .. U.S. cities on the brink of fis- is drastically wrong wit
y Miler your cal disaster with one in every system and local reside
0 Green Turtle 87 folks there a local govern- (e.g. voters) will suffer
y Mary cocktail ment employee and that's not consequences. Unions
.d into second even couhting the 259 at the grew their usefulness r
sunday Bloody Jacksonville Housing years ago and today lea
as I tested Dog Authority or teachers. Oh, nothing but wreckage i
ystal Foster's their annual salaries average wake (see Detroit above
ay afternoon an eye-popping 8110,698 0 *e
t see how you Fernandina Beach better take Amnelia Island was s
ree dollar pick- a hard look because where otf 50 on the ballot for r
will pension payments come of Yachting Magazine ti







and more in a glass
and Abedin is allegedly going
to be a key operative in
gton Examiner analysis says Clinton's 2016 presidential
,. rrr- bid.
th on a list of US. cities on the Hopefully Clinton will con-
isasterwith one in every 87 tinue to listen to this misguid-
ed, overly ambitious woman's
I government employee and foolish advice on the cam-
n counting the the paign trail, thus sparing us a
us n ti Clinton presidency and any
Rising Authority or teachers. further debacles like
Benghazi, selling jet fighters
.. to the Muslim Brotherhood in
have their votes for the "Best Egypt, Iran's nuclear pro-
point- Places in America for gram, insults to ally Israel,
ty Boating" in the July issue. Russian re-set buttons, total
Magazine editors said of our confusion on the Syrian
ve island that it "has been covet- civil war, etc. in 2016 and
ins ed real estate since the beyond. I also think Ms.
the French landed on this former Clinton should add the tabloid
L NativeAmerican territory in triplets-Weiner, San Diego
and 1562" and encouraged readers Mayor Bob Filner and former
e to to "be sure to explore the his- New York Governor Elliot
oppose toric district, a 50-block area Spitzer to her presidential
plan that boasts classic homes and campaign staff, a trio that
ey quaint inns. If time spent-, would ensure the Democrats
r -own relaxing is calling your name, will at least win what theysay
con- the 13 miles' of clean and quiet is a "War on Women" by the
sare beaches, a surplus of spas and GOP

n city
Jse a
d rio
be '.
he was.
I don't
eajob, .
he shots
h the
in their

o cast

the 117 world-class golf holes .
with ocean views should do
the trick. The self-proclaimed
birthplace of the modern,
shrimping industry, Amelia..
Island boasts waterfront
restaurants that benefit from a.
fleet of modern shrimping -
boats." Nicel
*. 000*
Hillary Clinton's blunders,
cover-ups and lack of any posi-
tive accomplishments while
she was in charge of foreign
Policy as head of the U.S. -
. State Department are now
Beginning to make sense. She
was obviously listening to,
HumaAbedin, who served as
her deputy chief of staff and
whose monumental lack of
judgment is astounding for
not kicking her creepy, per-
verted husband Anthony
Weiner to the curb despite his
continuing "sexting" activities.
The two women, who obvious-
ly have a lot in common in the
cheating husband depart-
mnient, remain close friends

Most folks hereabouts
know that we have a number
of celebrity residents on our
island including actor John
Travolta, author John
-Grisham, journalist, editor
and author Edward Kosner .
and so on, but it appears'that
we will soon boast a promi- .
nent sports figure as well, as I
am told that former Atlanta
Braves Manager Bobby Cox,
has purchased a place in the
Amelia Island Plantation.
Wouldn't it be fun tb have a
"hot .stove league" conversa-
tion with Bobby at down-
town's Amelia Coffee Shop
some November afternoon?

In this country there are
associations for the advance-
ment of Colored people,
Hispanic people, Asian people,
Arab people,.and so on. How
about an association for the
advancement of American
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The Town of Callahan will hold a public meeting on Monday,
August 12, 2013 at 5:00 p m. or shortly thereafter. The sole pur-
pose of this meeting will be to discuss the Town applying for a
grant under the Florida Recreation Development Assistance
Program (FRDAP) during the 2014-2015 funding cycle. The
applications are due September 30, 2013. The grant application
includes improvements to the "'Ewing Park Phase III".
The Towni of Callahan will hold themeeting at the Town Hail
Council Chambers, 542300 US Hwy 1. Callahan. The public is
invited to attend. Handicapped persons wishing to attend, who
will need special accommodations, should contact the Town of
Callahan at (904) 879-3801.

The Town of Callahan will hold a public meeting on Monday,
August 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter. The sole pur-
pose of this meeting will be to discuss the Town applying for a
grant under the Florida Recreation Development Assistance
Program (FRDAP) dunng the 2014-2015 funding cycle. The
applications are due September 30, 2013. The grant application
includes improvements to the "Ewing Park Phase IV"
"i'e"' twn oi Callhann will fhola the meeting at the Towr'. Hatr,
Council Chambers, 542300 US Hwy 1, Callahan. Tne public is
invited to attend. Handicapped persons wishing to attend, who
will need special accommodations, should contact the Town of
Callahan at (904) 879-3801.

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This guys
I'm feeling nostalgic today. I'm also ponder-
ing one of life's great questions. I'm not one to
watch television much. But once in awhile,
something among the usual televised blather
catches my interest. Last night was one of
those occasions.
My wife was sitting on the living room sofa
in front of the'television when I came into the
room and sat on the sofa next to her. I asked
her what she was watching and she said she
was just channel surfing And couldn't find any-
thing good. She continued scrolling through
the channels with the remote and I sat there
mostly bored as one dull crime drama, reality
show and home improvement program after
another flowed by like a monotonous river.
I was about tocall it quits and head off to
bed and read when Pam paused on a flick that
was just beginning. It was "Seeking a Friend
for the End of the World." It sounded like a
yawner and I nearlywent to bed anyway but I
decided to sit up with her and watch it I'm.
really glad I did. It's one of those n.movies you
need to watch with your one true love. I won't
go into much detail in case you haven't seen it,
Sbut the comedy-drama starring Steve Carell
(Dodge Petersbn) and Keira Knightley
(Penny) begins three weeks before a massive
asteroid is scheduled .to slam into Earth and
destroy civilization. As doomsday nears, chaos
erupts. The ugly side of htiumainity explodes.,
Not wishing to join in the riotous debauchery,
Dodge and Penny spend their final days dis-
Scovering the magic of true love, even if only

in love wit]

heart-achingly short-lived.
That's it for ry review.
Watch the movie if you want
to know the rest.
One of the best parts of it
was the music, particularly in
-the last few minutes of the
film. "The Air That I
Breathe" by The Hollies and
CUP OF Burt Bacharach's "This
l[JO Guy's In Love With You"
JOE were our favorites. Both of
.... them transformed us back to
a time when we were just
Joe Palmer youngsters and not two
grownups on the cusp of sen-
ior citizen-hood. It seems forever since 1968
when young couples everywhere made out to
Bacharach's tune. On the other hand, it seems
just like yesterday. Except that it wasn't. It's
been 45 years. We were starry-eyed teens
looking for summer romances back then.
Ditto for The Hollies' song. It was 1974 and
it was the last of their long string of hits that
began during the British'Invasion of the '60s.
That one really seemed like just yesterday.
Until I began adding up the years. Where did
they all go? And so fast
Why can't we cull out the really sweet
Moments from the rest of our mostly mundane
day to day lives and just go on living them for-
ever? Don't you wish we could? The late John
SLennon once said that 'life is what happens to
us when we're busy making other plans. He

nailed it. A shy, sunburned towheaded kid
who desperately craved female attention but
who became tongue-tied and weak-kneed
when it came'his way becomes a happily, com-
fortably married older guy with kids and
grandkids and never realized he was aging.
Every now and then, especially when he hears
a certain song, he steals a glance backward
and glimpses the green shores of his youth far
distant and neveragain reachable. He jingles
the memories, the songs and the golden
haired days like precious coins in his pockets
and presses on.
Nostalgia doesn't restore your youth. But
it's a pretty good potion to have on hand never-
How would we spend our lives if we knew
for certain the world would end in a few days?
Would we make the worst of it? Or would we,
like Dodge and Penny, seek out someone we
love and relish every second of it, sucking
every last dram of sweetness and wonder -
out of it before the lights go out forever?'Tm
sure I'd settle for the second.option. Yeah, I'm.
sure. Why riot and pillage and carry on like.
Romans at an orgy? It's not going to buy
another second. Life is-what we have.' It
goes on while we're riaking other plans and
then one day it stops. Why not make the best
of it?
Dodge tells Penny she's the love,of his life.
Have you found yours? I've found mine. All I
need now is the air that I breathe. .


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best friends
S come9'to taking a walk down ,
Memory lane or checking out the wonders
of our globe, Google Earth is an amazing
d e v ic e :; ". -. l . -, .. .- i ..: ,: ** '
Consistently behind the times technolog-
Sically, I'm just now learning how addicting
this particular website can be.
S The first time I got on there, an hour .
whizzed by as I checked out my neighbor-
hood and hometown, giggling with delight
Sand calling out to my husband, "Look,
Shoney! There's our house!"
,Then I got the bright idea to look up the
..' city where I was born and grew up. Talk
S.about "you can't go.home again ...".Wow!
^The cute little bungalow I
lived in as a small child is
now so run-down as to be
"2 almost unrecognizable and
the charming downtown I
walked to% ith its
IN'( -th -3 4utchershu..
and little ov(A'iCthater 1,
now a frightening maze of
graffiti-covered steel mesh
SNEWS' storefronts along side-
ROOM walks strewn with trash.
Dismayed by this dis-
VIEWS cover, decided to check
'! -!. a on the other hometown of .
SHeather rmy youth, the one faraway
S from this dismal urban
Perry landscape.
But that exploration led
to even greater distress when I found the
sweet little house on a dirt-road near the
river my dad and his brothers built no
",Ilonger exists. This discovery hit me like a
punch in the gut. Heartbroken, I closed
down Google Earth and vowed to visit it no
:.more.- :" '
As if determined to prove its worthiness.
the website crossed my mind with such fre-
quency the followingday that after supper, I
decided to give it another chance
This time, I elected to visit sites less like-
ly to'have changed such asthe Philadelphia
Museum of Art, Cades Cove in Great .
Smoky Mountains National Park, and the
beach at Salem Willows, Mass .
The ability to transport myself to these
locations filledwith happy memories lifted'
myspirits and Google Earth was back' in my,
good graces once again.
S No it has joined Pinterest and
Facebodkon my list of nightly visits and I
look forward to exploring locations;all
around the globe without leaving home.
Heather A. Perry is a reporter at the

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Nassau'County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Femandina Beach,'
261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (ael),
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island,
SNassauville, O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell),
Pat Edwards, District 3-Yulee, 335-0260 (cell),
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville,
Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), e-mail:
' -
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),

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'Services : .' .:;~ :
As chief executive officer o6'
Family Support Services of North
Florida (FSS), I am pleased to
report the outstanding fiscal year-
outcomes achieved by Family
Support Services- your communi-
ty-based organization serving chil-
dren and families in Nassau and
Duval cotmties.
FSS and its diverse board of'
. directors commit to the communi-
Sty that issues and solutions in child'-
%wellare are accomplished at the
local level in a collaborative and car-
' ing environment. Our community
.can be proud of FSS's many sue-'
cesses, as well as those of our'case
Management partners and our
many partners in local schools,
houses of worship and government
offices. Through community-based
Scare, our achievements of note for'
fiscal year 2012-13'include

to 605 as of June 2013, a 73 gercen4 Served more than 1.900 fami-. ued support and .input will nst
reduction. lies, helping nore than 5,000 child accountability, resource deyel
n b o With the support of our case dren, through our family preserva- ment, and system performance.
management organizations and the tion programs. Since October 2002, behalf of the FSSboad and stall
judicial system, FSS have once our efforts to stabilize struggling ,thank you for you confidence
again exceeded the State of families and prevent child abuse FSS and community-based care. a
Florida'srgoal for the number of' have reached more than 12,000 fori your interest in North Florid
adoptions completed, with;310 fos- local families, serving more than most vulnerable children .;.
Ster children adopted by loving fam- .34,700 children. . Lee Ka.vwc
ilies. More than 80 percent of the In addition, during fiscal year Chief Executive Offlf
adoptions were finalized within 24 2012-13, FSS introduced a Quality ,: Family Support Services
months of when the children came Parenting Initiative for foster par- North Flori
:into care .. ents, created a Safe Harbor pro- ,, .
,,:* Reduced by more than one- gram for children victimized-i in-.n..Rnlr
Third the number ot children who..- human trafficking and wasawarded .... Y *O
have been in foster care two years more than S1.2 million in grants to would like totake'this opp
o longer. fund .projects ranging from men-. unity, to thank the. Rayon
S* Reduced-the number of sib, touring programs, to quality early' Corporation for their gener
lings separated from'each other in' education initiatives: Asa result of grant of S2.500 to the Homeli
foster care,by one-third. theseand other performance fac- Coalition of Nassau County' to
Ensured that more than 95 -tors, Family Support Services pre- used to feed families at the Yu
percent of the children in our care failed in winning, a hew five-year :'riterfaith Dinner Network.
have received medical and dental contract effective July 1, 2013,-to .' With this money we will be a
exams and treatmefit The remain- continue serving as the lead agency to,'purchase meat, canned goo
ing children'are recent arrivalsand for child welfare in Duval and and fresh vegetables from t
are in the queue for exams. Each 'Nassau counties. Second Harvestin Jacksonville.1
and every child receives a medical. These accomplishments would YuleelInterfaith Dinnei' Networ]
screening within 72 hours of co.rn- not have been achieved without the also known as Gracie's Kitchen.
ing into foster care. : local community-ownership of serv- are located at the old Ytilee Mid
Our administrative cost is less ice delivery and involvement of our School across from the -Hea
than 4 percent when measured 'community partners: Children's Department on Pages Dairy R(
against the state's funding. Home. Society, Daniel, Jewish .and US 17. We startled serving
; Licensed more than 70'new, Family and Community Services, ners. one day,a week back
quality foster parents;. exceeding Mental Health Resource Ceniiter and Septemier df 2010. In 2012,
our goal of 47. Neighbor-To-Family You6r contin- served 3,825 dinners to adults, c


ire ', dren and families, averaging 45 din-
op- ners a night.
On At this time 14 churches and "
f, I organizations participate in this min- :
in. 'istry of preparing dinner. Although
mand omnie of our guests are homeless,
la's the majority are just folks that need
.-a little helping hand to' get by. ,
)rk. Because of our affiliation' with
:er Second Hlarvest we are able to
Sof serve full-course balanced dinner'
ida for 45 people for an average of 840. '
S The money that we received from
SRayon ier will pay for ouri meals for
t theyear. .'
por- Presently, we are'serviing din-
.ier ner every Monday.. Tuesday, s
ous 'Thursday and thefifth Friday of the
ess month. In the future we hope to .
,be interest other churches and organ-
lee .- izations so 'that.we can provide a
'hot meal five days week. In'addi'.
ble tion, Blackrock Baptist Church in ,
)ds. Yulee provides us with bus service
the and a driver every Tuesday and
The Tiursday for our guests who have
k is no transportation.. :, -: .:
We On behalf of myself. my co-coor-
dide dinators, Darrell and Jeanne Heun
alth and the entire Homeless Coalition,
'ad" thank you, Rayonier. for your help
din- in making this ministry possible.
in Maryellen Collavo Crocker
we Coordinator of Grade's
chil- Kitchen

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On April 2, the City Commis-
sion approved moving ahead with'
a new telephone system t9 replace
the aging, and -frequently out-of-
order, system currently serving
the city's administrative offices.
The' new system will finally put departments, regardless of
locAtion, in a single, integrated
system that will work. City
employees will be able to reach
each other, as well as county
offices, through simple, four-digit
direct-dial extensions; and, resi- .
dents will no longer have dropped
calls or find a department
The city is making good
progress, and technicians are cur-
rently installing equipment in city
buildings. The entire project is
expected to be completed by the
end of August During this installa-


tion b
city d
the F
and I
dial t

to roll out newphone system
to out system *' : '

number is?
Th nn all city be First, if you call the old num-
The new system willfinally put allci er at any time up to one year.
departments, regardless of location, in a after the city goes ivewith the
new system, yoti.will hear a
single, integrated system that Will work recording with-the new number.
Second, the city will publish
all new department numbers on
mand cutover, there should be Of course, if you have an emer- the city's website, in news outlets,
impact on the current ability gency,,you will dial 91 L The cur; on city bulletin boards, and on all
sidents and visitors to contact rent number for the city manag- city publications. :.
departments and no effect er's office, (904) 277-7300, will Third, you will be able to
e ability to call 911 or to have become the main city number, reach individual departments
'ernandina Beach Police or with all departments reachable through the voice response unit at
'Rescue respond within nor- through a voice menu. In addition, (904) 277-7300. Once you reach
imelines. each city department will have its the department, ask for the new
ow will all this affect city resi- own number, as will all individual number and make a note of it
s and visitors? First, police city staff members. All of these While we know there will-be a
Fire/Rescue will retain their numbers will lie in the range of learning curve associated with
ent phone numbers. You can (904) 310-3100 to (904) 310-3499. these changes, we also know the
he direct number for police at Once the installation is city's employees, residents and
S277-7342 or Fire/Rescue at complete, how will you know visitors will be far better served
S277-7331, just as you do now. what a department's or person's under the new system.

Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-FemandinaBeach, 261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (eel), email:
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island, Nassauville. O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell), email:
Pat Edwards, District 3-Yulee. 335-0260 (cell), e-mail:
Barry Hofoway, District 4- Hilliard, Biyceville, Boulogne. 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email:
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan, 879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell), email:


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+Tailgate Cook-offoffersfood, fun
For the News-Leader minutes to sample the barbecue of participating
between teams and vote for their favorite with
K ick off the football season with Main provided tokens. A limited number of
a barbecue competition at the Beach wristbands will be sold to ensure avail-
beach with the 4th Annual and the ability of sampling. Wristbands can be
Great Southern Tailgate Cook- parking purchased the day of the event at the
off Aug. 23 and 24 at Main Beach in locations. Welcome Tent. Cash is the official cur-
Fernandina Beach. Shuttffles "1rency for this event and there will be an
S Sanctioned by the Kansas City will oper- ATM on site.
SBarbeque Society, more than 50 profes- ate Proceeds from the Great Southern
sional and backyard barbecue competi- Friday, Tailgate Cook-Off will benefit the Gator
tion teams will compete for more than Aug. 23- Bowl Association and its charitable
$20,000 in cash and prizes, from 3-10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 24 organizations. For more information,
SBringyotr family, friends, anf from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.. contact the Amelia Island Convention &
Appetite to Main Beach and enjoy great Inside the gates there will be plenty Visitors Bureau at 277-4369 or visit
entertainment including live music from of barbecue and all the fixings. "Vendor wwwgstailgatecookoff corn
national regional and local bands, all Row" will sell different styles of lip- The Kansas City Barbeque Society
while experiencing the thrill of the corn- smacking barbecue and some other (KCBS), a nonprofit organization dedi-
Spetition. Cheer.on your favorite back- great favorites. The VIP Pig Pub for cated to promoting and enjoying barbe-
:yard team as they battle against other those 21 and older will offer table and cue, is the world's largest organization
,.;local teams in the Arlington Toyota bar seating as well as fans, plenty of cold of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts
Backyard- Competition. Gates open at 3 beverages and shade all with a great with over 15,000 members worldwide.
':p.m. Friday and 10a.m. Saturday. view of the stage. There is a $5 cover KCBS sanctions over 400 barbecue con-
SThe event is free and open to all. charge to enter the VIP Pig Pub. with tests coast-to-coast throughout America.
.' Free general parking and ap event shut- access all day the day of purchase. From volunteering to actual event pro-
* ; tie will be available at the former This year's event also will feature the duction, their members also offer assis-
FAtlantic Elementary'School field, 1201 Turner Ace Hardware People's Choice tance to civic and charitable organiza-
,,.Atlantic Ave., on Friday and Saturday. Contest Saturday, Aug 24 fromrn noon to tions that organize events. KCBS serves
.-VIP parking and shuttle is available at 2 p.m. where participating teams cornm- as a clearinghouse of barbecue informa-
-the Atlantic Recreation Center for S5 per pete for the public vote For ,710, guests tion Visit
i vehicle. The shuttle will loop every 15 can purchase a wristband allowing them


Art glass, ceramics and more at, Wine Fest
fl ~'...ll~ m lll ll lll ^ ^ - __ '', : : ... .,.._ . y ^ .
.i Amelia Island Wine Festival is 4. ... These colorful
pleased to announce that several arti- hand-crafted
Ssans specializing in tableware will be wine glasses by
returning to the festival, set for Oct. 12 Pixieglas of
at Oitni Amelia Island Plantation. Neptune Beach
Pi'ieglasof Neptune Beach creates will be among
`!'and paints unique, one-of-a-kind ".the items for
stem~vare pieces that are designed sale at the
I whenever possible with recycled materi- .. Ahmielia Island
als.With friends on the lookout for -, Wine Festival
u, r ique'piecesofglass, creations t the ..l.t l y. OcL 12.
Festival will include hand painted aine .A. I .d pMITe
Glasses, champagne flutes and cordials,n a jw e i r t
decanters, votive candleholders, vases ,u
S fand more. -
S All art pieces are painted with lead-
free points using a variety of creative
: ds.ligns. In addition to the use of starn- Lak s
dard paint brushes, Pixie also uses plant k i
life and discarded cat whiskers to create
unique and contemporary works of
S "FUNctional" ait.
Local artist Trish Tipton of Slightly
Off Centre Gallery will return to the fes- Taste the Southern Hemisphere," show and wine accessories, hand-painted
tival and feature her ceramic ware that is casing award-winning wines fromn the stemware e and one-of a-kind sterling sil-
.: handmade from stoneware clay and premier owing regions of A gentina Aer and copper jewelry mirroring the
glarieitywofm material s OTfe ... from sev Nralia New Zeast dau nd Southe organic flow of fabric. ,
. a t e r i al." , '. .t u r an C. i . W. Wa ,t -' ,B .
r ti donal pots are dishwasher safe and Afilaon-' Ot I2 among ihe mor \t-,sit.or.s car alst wande r dowr, theh
suitable for oven and microwave use draped oaks and reflective lagoon at the Wine Walk to the award-wintningAmelia
'Striving for interesting colors and 'Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation Farmers Market with its selection of
--shapes, these pieces are beautiful for Visistors will be able to stroll along the 'fari-direct friuits- and vegetables har-
your table and very user-friendly. Wine Walk, sample wines from over 20 .vested just before market day and spe-
S : Another local artist, Sherlene Harvey 'wires and talk with industry repre- cialtyh tropical and landaping plants and
ofTops-& Bottoms, also returns to the sentatives, all without a passport or elt- garden flowers The market will be open
S festival with unique wine bottle stoppers lag. All wines will be stocked at e.lo Wine .ets normal h6urs Saturday, Oct. 12 friom
and wine bags. Having made these for Tent where you cafi purchase a bottle oi i .9 a.m.-I p.m. Visit Iwvw.ameliafarmers-
Ticspecial occasions for friends and family, na case to prolong the pleasure long after market.coa ..
Harvey will bring hr interesting and you return home. Th Amelia Iland ine Ftivl
perfect wine accessories to d, ~ss up V~isitoswh0 purchaseha WineTicket would like to thank its sponsors, the
z your own table including stoppers in a will also be able to enjoy food tasting Amelia Island Convention & Visitors
variety of materials including vintage from several local restaurants in the Bureau, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores,
."doorknobs.. ...... .Restaurant Co'L The Wine Walk is the Neu's-Leader, Beachview Rentals and
Added for this yar's festival, Tops &. open to everyone-to shop for artisan: Amelia Hotel at the Beach.-for their
Bottoms will have a variety of sport- crafted treasures, from table art to funz-- important role in bringing this festival to
r themed bagswine bottle and wine glass, tional pottery,* handmade glass votives the community. For details and ticket
.boas as wellas bottle necklaces. and vases,,hand-turned rare wood vases information visit'
Tickets are now on sale for this year's and pepper mills, unique b-rtl- stoppers or-call 491-4872.
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FOOD HELP Free food
,Fre.-e -. .f o%

The Interfaith Diiner Network provides
a hot, nutritious dinner four nights-a week at
the Salvation Army Hope House, Ninth and
.; Date streets, for the island's homeless and
; needy. The IDN comprises 11 local church-
,;:es. The group is looking for more churches
that would like to serve dinners one night a
," month. Small churches can partner with oth-
e Call Ailene Wood at 491-4900 for infor-
mation. '. ,
,..: ? ,1 *' '* '. .: ** e t
S3 The Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network,'
Sponsored by the Coalition for the Homeless
Sof Nassau Cbunty, serves a healthy dinner to
V, anyone .in need every Tuesday and
:-Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The Yulee IDN is

located behind the Old Yulee Middle
School, at US 17 and Pages Dairy Road.
Look for the banner and signs. For informa-
tion or to volunteer, call 556-2496 or visit
their website,
Yulee Baptist Church Food Pantry, 85971:
Harts Road in Yulee, is open to everyone to
assist with food needs. Hours are Mondays
from 1-4 p.m. For information call 225-5128.
*o 'o"
O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church, 474257
-SR 200 East, offers an emergency f6od
pantry for families and individuals in crisis.
No income eligibility required. For assis-
tance call 277-2606 or 261-4186. -

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The Nassau County Hunger
Coalition and Second Harvest
will deliver free produce, dairy,
bakery goods atd meat start-
ing at 1 p.m. on Aug.12 at First
Baptist Church, 45090 Green
Ave., Callahan; Aug. 21 at Yulee
United Methodist Church,
86003 Christian Way, Yfilee; and
Aug. 29 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center auditorium,
2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina

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Men of faIt have often sought the soktude of
Cae. jah.head he ll e' n voice' of God in
a cm dt Htoreb. And indeed many of me
&*AOTitlas practice & er m th in caromb.
w uhWBE e-wuerground inneis where the
Wimon bui thed f deaw. These early Crsans
wee oa ftmrced teme because Osarm y was
pdhbed "Jine ma Emnimmm Bfm even after'
the Erperor CContarmne hted ie dfa', on
OGysiiw maeny Osmans SOU sought the
aIWdeof aes The desert atbws. who were
eay Chrsti mons, wen no caves as an 310
to6 n mam -this practice was not
cnfmiedjmsi to Um ksaaity. Iamic sdabmon ha.
I lhafawmred was mn the hab of reinng to
a ae in mountais for prayer and
meftaiorand Bladet mnx*ks in Tiber were
impe ilo sptend lig periods of timne medtaini
i aes, sornet r eve dWyi th ere. Legend
mas ildal tth mfumnF l remains were
mebmees ourind i these caves min the Lotus
po What is it about c.aves that are so
t g to the soul in searnm i of God? Perhtap
eaes ae a prove seso. oeprvanorn
ibekg devoid of ighL. sod, and
CKAI3Sos M in emperae Sometimes., we all
9ie m erd 1o'get awvay from i at "and
;Weao us t esc aibet only renporarjy.
I*, k a idt and eol b
.A I. le, i h cans J^
Oraw o-p-gmstaneal .*
4 Go& ISo.pW
&'iGoiaS>;phaps ^ T
oy)&.%imW And Mouiees a
c- .arorgur-wdy g
.ain Aow.ursvefto iErs
to God. 91


Devon Nicole Thornton of
Fernandina Beach and James
* Christopher Toovey of ,
Hampshire, United Kingdom,
were married at 3 p.m. July 4,
2013, in Callahan with Brandi
Turman officiating. The
reception followed.
The bride is the daughter
of Thomas and Ida Cox of
Fernandina Beach. The
groom is the son of Colin and
Kaye Toovey of Hampshire,
United Kingdom.

SChristina DianeDolson.
and Clinton Robert McLaugh-
Slin, both of Yulee, will be mar-
ried Sept. 28, 2013,at Laytn's,
The bride-elect is the
daughter of David Hazlktt of
Yulee and Lori Dolson of
SPhoenix, Ariz. The groom-
elect-is the son.of Holle Poul-
Ssen of Fernandina Beach and
Bob McLaughlin of Stuart

Christina Maddox and
Kenneth Beverly, both of
Yulee, will be married Sept.
21,2013. *..'
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Lee and Debbie
Maddox of Yulee. The groom-
Select is the son of Jamnies
Beverly, Ginny Beverly and
Will Roman, all. of Yulee;

Mr. and Mrs. Toovey

Mr. McLaughlin,
Miss Dolson

, Dr. Jonathan Hill and
Dorothy L Hill of Kings
Ferry celebrated their 66th
wedding anniversary on
Monday, Aug. 5,2013.

S Navy Seaman Michael
A. Daigle, son of David A.
Daigle, ofYulee.recently ncom-
pleted U.S. Navy basic train-
, jing at Recruit Training,
* Command, Great Lakes, Ill.,
SDuring the eight-we-k pro-
gram, Daigle completed a
variety of training, which
included classroom studvand
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival'and
shipboard and aircraft safety
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
caftfi is -Aattle Sftat roll"." -"..
This exercise givts recruits
the skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet
"Battle Stations".is de-
signed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice.
dedication, teamwork and
endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion 'of basic Navy skills and
the core values of honi,',
courage and commitment; Its
distinctly "Navy"' flavor was
designed to take into cckount :
what it means to be a sailor
Daigle is a 2009 graduate

of Leesville High S hool of
Leesville, La.
Army Spec. Aryn A.
Edenfield has graduated from
basic'combat training at Fort
Jackson, Coluriabia, S.C..
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied
the Army mission, history,
'tradition and core'values,'
physical fitness and received
instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military.
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill aid
ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship. armed and
unai med combat, mapread-.
ing. field'tactics, military..
Co'uIrtesy, military justice sys-
tem. basic first aid. foot '
minarches and field training
SEdehtfield is the child oft
Rrn and Helen Edenfield of
LA:ng Island Place, Fernan-
dina Beach. ,
'Thle specialist is a 2009
graduate df Fernandina
Beach High School. He
:received a bachelor's degree
Sin 2012 from Florida State
University, Tallahassee.


Salvation Army
, The Salvation Army Stuff.
the Bus drive is
in full swing, with the .
;Salvation Army Hope House
taking applications and
.accepting donations.
.Especially needed this year,
are backpacks, 3-ring binders,
:spiral notebooks, composition
.books, tab dividers, graph
paper and computer paper.
Donations can be dropped off
at Publix, Bank of America.,
SunTrust or at the Hope
House, qorner o( Ninth and
Date streets.
Vo ,tn rC,,er
The Nassau County Volun-
teer Center's Corporate Volun-
teer Council (CVC) through
its 13th annual GO.KI.D.S.
(Giving Our Kids Important.
Daily Supplies) project is col-
lecting school supplies and
donations for students who
need them the most Mone-
tary donations will 6e used to
purchase supplies and wil be
distributed among all area
public schools by principals.
Over the last 12 years,
through the G.O K.I.D.S proj-
ects, over $130,000 worth of
donations and supplies has
reached Nassau County's pub-
lic schools and teachers.
The project will run
through Aug. 12. Distribution
to the schools will take place

on Aug. 15.
The most needed supplies
include pencils, pens, pocket
folders, wide-ruled notebook
Paper or spiral notebooks,
crayons, glue sticks, clear or
mesh backpacks (no wheels),
dry-erase markers, white or-
color copy paper,Kleenex,
paper towels and wipe-ups.
Gift cards are welcome.
SDrop'off donations at;:
Omnni Amelia Island Plantation
(Associate Services); Century
21/John T. Ferreira .- .
Insurance, 500 Centre St;
.Fernandina Beach City Hall
on Ash Street; 'Nassau Ciunty
Volunteer Center, 1303
Jasmine St, Suite D; Amelia
.:-'Dental Group on Citrona: .
Drive. First Coast Community
Bank (n 14th Street and the
STarget shopping center in
Yulee; First Federal Bank of
Florida on Sadler Road and
Chester Road and AIA in
Yulee; VyStar Credit Union
and CBC National Bank on
14th Street; Hilliard Town
Hall, 15859 West CR 108;
Hilliard Recreation Center,
37516 Oxford St; Hilliard
Library, 15821 West CR 108;
Hilliard Pharmacy, 551770 US
1; and Hilliard Winn-Dixie,
541494 US 1. Rayonier,
RockTenn and The Lions Club
are also supporting the drive.
For information call the
Volunteer Center at 261-2771
or email


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The Fernandina Beach Pop Warner football teams were on the field Wednesday, gearing-up for the start of the 2013 season. Practices started Aug. 1 and the jamboree is set for
,iAug.t 17. The high school teams will be in full pads with full contact Monday. The Fernandina Beach High School Pirates lkick off the season Aug. 30 at home with Yulee. The
"Pirateshost Lee in a kickoff classic Aug. 23; Yulee hosts Eagle'sView that night. '
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 9,2013 SPORTS News-Leader


47.14pound kingfish

reels in first, team

'Crawfish' is second


"We were just about to reel
in.all of our kingfish baits "
Swhen.Tanner Bell convinced
usto fish a little longer at
S Northeast Florida's famous
Elton Bottom," Jeff Parsons.
said." .. "
M.. Minutes later, a huge- .
kingfish sky-rocketed some.
.' 12 feet info the .aii with a Flat
S ine live baiit in its mouth."
Team "Final Approval,"
S based out of Jacksonville, pur-
S chased-a live weU full of live
.. Haid Tails at-the Dee Dee '
S: Bartell public park and boat
: ratnp'lofg before sunrise
: Saturday. .."
Teim captain Jeff-Parsons,
Dan.Shore, Brhndon Shore
S, and tanner Bell were compel-
"ing against some 70 kingfish
teams for the tournaments ,
'. top prize, ,8,000 for the
/ largesrkingfish. Emily'Shore
S is also a team member but did
Ot fish in this event.
.' _' 40-mile boat ride to
& lEit'Effo Bottom was a little
b" npy early that morning,
t.Q nee'we reached the
6fi ufkingfish waters, the
e ean was very fishable,"
,* Parsons said. "Actually there
'wasonly one other kingfish
: boat fishin'gin ourt area,
'" .which was real nice
"Kingfishing was actually
,", slow that morning as we had
S: .landed one' 15-pound kingfish
S, and a toothy 'cuda. But the
.>:qng wait was definitely worth-
.,. Jhetn Brahdo'n Shore
hooked up to that high-leap-
i ng kingfish
"We instantly cut all of our
Fishing lines and concentrated
S on catching Brandon's big
king. Forty-five minutes later,
after several long runs, Dan
*. Shore gaffed his brother's big
S kingfish and we headed ior
the Fe-rnandiria Hai-bi i
Marina and weigh-in site."
: Team "Final Approval" is a
seasoned SKA kingfish team,
S having won the King Buster

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and the
~"! have to
:.' give my
father, Verlin
m ilIT~ credit for
OUTDOORS- getting me -
---.*-- ,'started with
TeryLcoss .king fish-'
..d.. My. faring," Parsons
,said. "My father took me king
fishing some 24 fishing sea-
Ssons agoard I have been
hooked ever since. I don't.'
know which of us ldved to
Fish forkingfish more, my '
,athieror me. .
Back at the weigh-in .
scal'sthe team's-giantking .
mackerel tipped the scales at
: 47.14 pounds for first-place
honors. Kenny Crawlford's
team "Crawfish" came in sec-
Sond with a 38.02-pound king-
fish and now leads SKA divi-
sion five with one final event
to fish, the SKA Jacksonville
Fishing Rodeo Aug.15-18.
"Sea Snake" was third with
a 34 64-pound kingfish, "Love
Knot" was fourth with a 32.38-:
Spound kingfish, team
S"Jonesy" was fifth with a
: 30.52-pound kingfish, team
"Off the Ledge" was sixth
with a 28 5-pound .kingfish .,-
and seventh place went to '
Learn "Liquid Nitro" with a '
28.38-pound kingfish.
First-place lady angler
went to Kristen Bishbp and
team "Fish BLister" with a
23.74-pound kingfish. Soozie
Woods and team "Fine Time"
took second place with a
23.52-pound kingfish.
The News-Leader awarded
: -linagivh.s liijvnj l r:. ,,.
] i "],Jn g-iJm ;Elcnait~i'Lri_-. \ s illh
ta-am "Bad Company," first
place. 27.85-pound kingfish:
D,- nver Peeples with team
"Ashley Dawn." second.

Pictured, from left, are tournament director Karl Mrozek, kayak tournament director Shawn Arnold, SteveBond Jr.,i
Stihe overall kayak winner, NSFA Treamsurei Joe Wise and NSFA President John Hartrich.

*23.08-pound kingfish
In the small boat division,
Robert Haddock'.s teamrn
"Hammer Down" took first
place with a 26.78-pound king-
fish and Tim PNice's team
"Chaser" was a close second
with a 26 16-pound kingfish.
S In the inshbre rodeo cate-
gories,Terry Sturgeon touk
first with a 6.83-pound red-
fish, Bruce Com'rie was sec-
ond with a 6.63-pound redfish
.'arid Bart Anderson was third
Swith a' 6.09-pound redfish.
Chris Holleman was first with
a 5.76-pound trout. Michael
Powell was second with a
4 9.8-pound trout and Sctt
Stewart was thi d with a 3 08-
prJnd trout, Marvin Leinin-
ger took ftist with a 4.f8-
pound flounder. Larry Finch
look second with a 2 '-pound
flounder and Trry Stuigeon
took third with a 2 38-p1,und
flounder, Dr Dave Edwards
was first with a 5.5t-pound
sheepshead, Chris Beasley
was, S-c on. wir~h a 3 2-pound
-h;& pI',hrad :,ni'l tn io Wliit.
was third with a 3.8-po.und
In the offshore rodeo cate-
gories, George Smith took

first with a 29 912-pound
cobia, Mark Hardesty was
second with a 22.9-pound
cobia and James Croft was
third with a 21 42-pound
cobia: Parsons took first with
a 7.82-pound dolphin'and
Manny Bethencourt was sec-
ond with a 2.83-pound dol-
phin, Josh Bunk took first
with a 2.6-pound sea bass,
John Meehan was second
with a 1 54-pound sea bass
and Joel Humphrey was third
with a 1.42-pound sea bass.
In the kayak division,
Stev,- Bond Jr took largest
rcdIfish at. 30.75 inches, Jim
Miller took largest trout at
16 25 inches, Kevin Lairsey
took largest flounder at 18.5
ir ches and Steve Bond Jr
took largest "slam" at 61.25
After the exciting w&igh-in
that took place at the Fernan-
dina Harbor Marina. visitors
to thv event enjoyed excellent
music by Flash Back. cold
beverages, babecue.ap.4 t.h,, -
.'- rd-. 4. ',-:'rln 'i ,
Tournament director Ka'rl
MNrozek and all of the staff rf
the Nassau Sports Fishing
Association did a wonderful

Local anglers Don Whitman and Bruce Comrie weighed
in the second-place redfish at 6.63 pounds.
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job in making this year'-
Fernandina Beach Fishing
Rod,)eo a huge success
"V!e really appr.i-ciale all of

th1r fishi-rmin that fished in
this year's.-evrnt and we
%vould like ito welcome them
' back next yc-ar," Mrozek said

*&:ack load s
'.Of kingish
.and colia.
during the
Rodeo over
A' h e w e e k ,

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M oonset 8:3NIP High 10I IP 6.75' Moonset 10:SIP Low 6:27P 046'
'Thur. Sunrise -6:48A LOw 407A 0.19' Mon. Sunrise 650A High 12-46A 6.19.
I ur e &22A High 1035A 613.I,,- Moonise 12:I OP Low 639A 0.03'
8/08. Sunset 8:4P LOw 4:19P 0.19' 8/12 S 8 101' High 1:19? 632'
Moonset 9-05P HOi 10:49P 6.67 Moonset 11.31P tow 720p 0.60'
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i l-e Moonrise 9:17A HO 11:14A 6.18 Tues. I Low 729A 0.04'
1/09 Sunset 8:i3P Low 4:58 P 0.24', Moonrise 1: P" High 209P 637r
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The'U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary, Amelia Island
Flotilla 14-1, meets the first
Thursday in the Amelia Island
Lighthouse Cottage, located
on O'Hagan Lane, between
215 and 217 Lighthouse .
Circle. Call 261-1889.

The inaugural Amelia
Island Bait and Tackle Red
Snapper Fishing Tournament
will be held Aug. 24-25, with
Saturday the main day and
Sunday the weather day. The

red snapper season will open
for only four days in August
The tournament is open to all
fishermen, large and small
boats, with 100 percent of pro-
ceeds going to payouts.
SFor information, callCapt.
Jim Johnson at 277-0775.
Nassau.Bassmasters, asso-
ciated with the Florida Bass
Federation, the Bass Fede-
ration and the FLW, meets
the first Tuesday of every
month at the Pig Bar-B-Que
restaurant in Callahan at 7
p.m. Membership into the

club is open to anyone 16 and-
Call Bob Schlag at (912)
729-2282 in Kingsland, Aaron .-
Bell at (904) 545-5092 in :
Callahan or Tim McCoy at
261-3735 in Fernandina

The Nassau Sport Fishing '
' Association meets at 7 p.m.
the second and fourth Wed-
nesdays of the month at the
Ten Acres Kraft Athletic
Club. Call Deborah Biggs at
206-0817 or visit www.fishns- :

-Display Advertising deadline for Wednesday Is 3p.m. Friday
A ^Classified Advertising deadline is 500 ppm. Monday
NEWSU U Display Advertising deadline for Friday is 3 p.m. Tuesday
AFDr Classified Advertising deadline is 5-00 pmL Wednesday.
EA ~ Please call 261-3696 to place your advertisement
CasfeAdetindediei5Opa. Wensdy

FRIDAY. AUGUST 9.2013 SPORTS News-Leader


lags offer fa

PrimeSport, the official frn travel partner
of the Jacksonville Jaguars, hasannounced its
continued partnership with the Jaguars to
offer official fan packages for.all of the team's
home and awaygames this season.
"With the release of the schedule and the
start of the season quickly. approaching, we
are incredibly excited to get back on the field
and gain momentum towards a successful
2013,"-said Scott Magsey;:senior vice presi-
dent -Corporate Partnerships from the
Jacksonville Jaguars. 'We know that our.con-
, tinued partnership with PrimeSport will pro-
vide 6ur:incrediblefans safe-and-reliable
packages throughput the season."
S As part.of the partnership, PrimeSportwill
be offering Official Jagiuars Traviel Packages
for the ultimate loyal fan lookingto take their
team spirit on the road. Official Games of .e
Year Travel Packages for 2013 can include
game'tiekets, hotel accommodations, a,.; .
PrimfSport ticket holder. and lanyard, an

in packages

exclusive fan travel gift souvenir, and much
More. This year's Jaguars official fan travel
games of the year will be against Denver on
Oct 13 and Houston Nov. 24. I
PrimeSport is also offering fan packages
for all home and away games this season that.
include game tickets, a PrimeSport ticket
holder and lanyard, official merchandise gift
cards, exclusive hotel discounts, rental car
discounts, and more.
"We have built a reputation in the NFL as
a reliable and dependable source for fan and
corporate travel, and we look forward to
delivering a unique experience to Jaguar
,fans," says Greg Nortman, chief operating-
officer at PrimeSport.
"Leave the planning to us. We" can. deliver
unforgettable and hassle-free experiences
that fans and companies will remember for a
lifetime." .
Visit.PrimeSportcom or call (800) 591-
9198 to buy packages. .

BCF holds basketball tryouts in Nassau

SThe Basketall Club of Florida AAU
Organization.based in Fernandina is holding
trybuls for'several age groups of players who
live within Nassau County. BCF will hold try-
Souts on the following dates, so contact the
coach of the ieam to.RSVP Also, visit the
'CF website at
: *' 11U girls.(fourth and fifth grade) Oct.
19 from 9-1 a-m. at First Baptist Church in:
Fernandina Beach;,'Coach Millar, mil-
14U girls (eighth grade) Aug. 16 from 4-
5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Coach Nantz,

S* .17U girls (lth:grade)Aug. 16 from 5-6
p.rm.'at First Baptist Church, Coach Nantz,
UI'U goys (fourth and fifth grade) Sept.
.7 from 9-11 am. at First Baptist Church,
* coach Schweizer,
14U boys (eighth grade) Aug. 16 from'",
S6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Coach ,
Myers. trev'aynelmyers@gmrail.c umn
15U boys (ninth grade) Aug. 16 from 6-8
: p.m. at First Baptist Church, Coach Myers, .
trevaynelmyers@gmail corn


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The U15 Rowdies boys 3!3 soccer team took third place at the ESPN.Wide World of
Sports Naitional 3v3 Tournmamenit held Aug. 2-4 in Orlando. Pictured are team mem-'
bers*Remi Dijon,:Jordan Evansi-Ryan Philo, Topher McCranie, Coach Dan McCranie,
Henry Arato and Philipp Tolxdorf. There were 12 teams, copipeting in: the U15 select
bracket. fromasfar. away as Virginia and Texa. Rowdies were in first place after two
days of play but lost by one goal in extra time in the semifinals, preventing them from
advancing to the finals. The teamjtamb back strong and solidly clinched their last vic-
tory to secure third place.


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Pak's Karate Academy of Fernandina Beach held its quarterly belt promotions for beginner students May 29-30 at its facility in Fernandina Beach, Students were quizzed on
their terminology words and life skills and were required to demonstrate their belt level techniques for Master Bryan Peeples. Students are pictured with Master Instructor
Bryan Peeples and black belts from the Femrnandina Beach school. Left, promoting to yellow-white stripe bell, yellow belt, yellow-black stripe belt were Timothy Zwartjes, Steven
Henderson, John Martin, Athalie Agricola, Ray Eslinger, Mackenzie dentz, Vicki David, Kaylin Duffy, Samantha Karakadze, Aidan Carter, Meg McAlpine,David Mitchell,
Jeremy-Schieber, D'Marco.-Mitchell,-Hailey-Gordon, Victor Chavez-Ferreira and Devon Sikes.Right, green-white'strip -belt apd green belt were Katie Moit,
Shannon Mott, Alexis Karakadze, Julien Perkins, Deyvin Dutta, Leighto Wariia'licob Hutlhinsoni, Sara Maloy, Aidan Warrn, Nathan bylt. rd elie Sutton, Jacob
Drummond, James Hendrix, Edison Mai, Morgan Colemah,'Jaeden Profit, Chelsea Lukas and Sophia Pittman. : :

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Park's Karate Academy of Fernandina Beach held its quarterly Tiger and Tiny Tiger belt promotions May 31 at its facility in Fernandina Beach. Students were quizzed on their
monthly life skills and safety topics as well as their self-defense techniques 'and broke a board with an ax kick. Tigers and Tiny Tigers are pictured with Master Bryan Peeples
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and black belts from the Femnandina Beach school. Left, Tiny Tigers promoting, to white-yellow lip were Ellie Bider, Etran Cacciatorelvand Ethan Jones; white-green tip,
Matthew Crane, Kaj McGreevy and Gabrielle Gillespie; white-blue li~p,, Dean Rathmann, Nicholas Martino, John Addington, Wyatt Blair, Ryan Hendrix, Ryen Hanson and
Matthew Suhr; white-brown tip, Katlani Tucker, Iexi Chester, Willow McQuarr-y and Rylan Bakery white-red tip, Gray Sladek and Colvin Hall. Right, Tigers promoting to white-
yellow stripe belt wereNathaniel Kallstrand anid Miranida Crane; white-green stripe belt, Hampton Dowling, .Carmen Agricola, Avery Richardson, Kevin Reyes and Alexander
Bazarian; white-blue stripe, Mackenzie Carison, Sonny'Abercrombie Jr.; Luke Gra, Logan Baker and Ethan Solomon; white-brown stripe, Nevaeh Alexander and Tyler Vincent;
white-red stripe, Lowell Hall, Charlie Wright and Anthony Barrett; white-orange stripe, Ashton Eslinger, Brooks Baker and-AaronChester.


VBHSyouth cheerprograms
Fernandina Beach High School cheerlead-
ing will be Offering the following the Little
Pirates mascot program for ages 3-11 to cheer
at-home football games. Cost is $100 plus the
cost of a uniform. Registration is Aug. 13 from
5:30-6:30 p.m.
The FBHS cheerleaders will also offer com-
petition cheer, a program designed to introduce
ages 11 and under to competition (two teams).
Registration and informational meeting is Aug,
15 at 5:30 p~m. Programs-and registrations will
be held at FBHS Building 22 (behind FBMS).

Sce volueM ssou t
Amelia Island Youth Soccer is a 100 per-
cent volunteer-run club always looking to fill
vacant board member positions. The club is
currently looking to fill the positions of registrar,
treasurer, secretary and referee assignor. All -.
interested should email

Continuing weekly on Thursdays through
Aug. 22, Amelia Shotgun Sports is hosting
After the Heat Games. Games begin at 5:50
p.m. and end at 8 p.m; and will include Annies,
Buddys and Miss-n-Out. Cost is $3 per person.
per game, $1 to the club and $2 to the pot.
Twelve or less, winner takes all; 13-18 is a
60/40 split; and 18 plus is 40/30/20/10 split; $2
buy backs (just one per game per shooter).
Shell size 7 1/2-9 shot only

Amelia Shotgun Sports is located at 86300,
Hot Shot Trail in Yulee. Call 548-9818 or visit

Registration for the 2013 Femandina Beach.
Pop Warner football season is open for all
players and cheerleaders. Costto register is
$150. Practices started Aug. 1; the jamboree is
slated for Aug. 17. Board members, coaches
and volunteers are needed. Contact President
Spurgeon Richardson at 583-2598 or
spurge@libertydevelopment. com or visit

The open registration period for Feman,
dina Beach Babe. Ruth fall baseball runs
through Sept. 15. The fall ball season runs until
the week before Thanksgiving with a cost of
$65 per player. Sign up at FBBRL. corn. Fall
baseball is a less-intense season focused
more on instruction and less on competition.
STeams will play in both Femandina and
Jacksonville against some local teams.

Registration has begun for the McArthur
Family YMCA's fall youth sports. Cost is $65
for members and $120 for non-members.
Seasons begin the week of Sept. 2 and extend
through October. All participants receive a jer- .
sey and commemorative trophy. Soccer for

ages 5-12 runs at both the Femandina Beach
and'Yulee sites. Tuesday will be practice days
with games on Friday evenings. Volleyball is
for ages 8-15 years; Monday practices with
games Thursdays. Call Nicole Brown at.261 -
1080 for information on soccer or volleyball.

FBHSHa ofFamen
Femandina Beach High School is now
accepting nominees for its 2013 Hall of Fame
class. Criteria is for alOmni and former staff and
includes excellence in athletics, one's trade or
profession or as a member of society in the
form of community service or leadership. This
year's class will be inducted at the FBHS
homecoming on Oct 18.
More criteria and applications are available
online under the alumni section at www.feman- or at the school. Contact Rob
HFicks at robert.hicks@nassau.

Or-anzd bfkdes
There are organized bicycle rides Thurs-
days starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays.starting
at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach:
Park near the miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders
of A (18-21), B (14-17), C (upto 14 mph) and S
(social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the
group) all participate. The ride will be around
30 miles with rest stops along the way and
loops back to the starting point at around 10
miles before continuing on the remaining 20
miles of the route. Anyone who joins the group

will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. There
is also a regular ride.Mondays for experienced
road cyclists starting at 9.a.m. at various loca-
, tions on Amelia Island and in Nassau County
The starting points and distances for these
rides will be announced.
Helmets and a bicycle in good working con-
dition are mandatory. Call 261-5160 or visit, www. or .

Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque.
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., Wed-
nesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30
p.m. at the Central Park courts at the comer of
Atlantic Avenue and South 11th Street.
Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both horse-
shoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game.
The public is always welcome to join. Call 491-
1190 for information.

The Amelia Island Light Sport Flying Club is
looking fdr a few more members. Membership
is initially limited to 12 full partners. The group
has identified an aircraft (Paradise P-1) for pur-
chase and is ready to begin flight operations
once the purchase is finalized. If flying for less
than $100 per hour, low monthly dues and no
FAA medical certificate requirement interests
you, call Sam Lane at (904) 624-0650 or
Mickey Baity at 556-6136.

FRIDMAY. AUGUST 9.2013 NEWS News-Leader


Harper Chapel
Baptist Church, the
Rev. Cornell Denson,
pastor, celebrated the
Independence Day holi-
day with a community
fun day on the church
grounds on Harper
Road in Yulee.
Clockwise from top,
Doris Green, from left,
Lavern Wallace and the
Rev. Roger Thompson
tend to the barbecue
Ann Denson, center,
the, church's first lady,
throws a ball to get into
the fun with Justyn
Robinson, from left,
Nini Moore and Omanri
Breona Holley,
Jycere Richardson,
Justyn Robinson,
Curdss Williams and
Jamare Richardson
enjoy the water slide.
Gabriel Alexander,
from left, Linda
Alexander, Gwen
Henderson and Claudia
Solomon share a meal
inside the church's fel-
lowship hall.
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For the News-Leader
"Your word js winner."
"May I have a definition please?"
"One who or that which wins." -
"Will you use it in a sentence please?"
"Everyone who attends The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee at Amelia Community Theatre will feel like a
winner! W-I-N-N-E-PR!"
You'll feel like a winner as you laugh and enjoy this hilari-
ous Tony Award-winning musical comedy. You'll feel like a
winner if you are one of the lucky audience members selected
to go onstage andbe part of The Bee at each performance.
It's.a win-win situation all around at "The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee" as everyone with tickets to the show
will have a chance to win a'season ticket membership for the
upcoming 33rd season. '
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is .the
story of six quirky but charming adolescent spellers, played
by adult actors, who have advanced to the cou nr ry champi-
onship. Each has a unique spelling style and a unique person-
alstoryofoverachiever's angst that's poignant and funny.
Erin Gawera, Eythan Robertson, Mlarah Lovequist. Chris
Collinsworth, Renee LaCroix and Matt Smith play the
spellers. With songs such as "My Friend, ihi Dictoinaiy,"
ACT, Conitinued on page 2B .

"The 25th
Annual Putnam
County Spelling
Bee," opening
Thursday at
Theatre, fea-
tures, front row,
from left, Erin
Gawera, Eythan
Robertson and
Marah Lovequist.
Middle row,
Renee LaCroix,
Laura Swaim and
Matt Smith.
Back, David
SLongobardo, and
Marcus Rau.

New works on tap tArtwalk

Amelwi SanJon
Amelia SanJon
Gallery will feature
the new works' of two
artists at Satur day's
Art-walk from 5:30-
8:30 p.m. Leigh
wMurphy, well-knobwna
Jacksonville artist.
will have a collectionusa .ol
of new oil paintings
small works of sea shells Perfect for ci eat-
ing a grouping of shell-themed paintings for
an island home. They are suitable for fiam-
ing but perfect unfriamed also. In addition.
localartist Billie McCray had returned to fea-
ture some of her fadnous and unique birds
made from all 49 _00 ._

clablesn trhe BlueDoo it audyfo
kinds of recy-
clables, fi'orn old -. _.
fabrics to other I Arlt, i
items that would
normatllybe on b e s c
their.way to he
lafidfill. In addi'
tion,a very nice or
wall hangingwill be featured in additionto
some of Billie's unusual dolls-
Normal gallery hours are,10 30 a.m- 5.
p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
The gallery is located on the corner of Third
and Ash streets, downtown Fernandina,
Beach: Call 491-8040.,
Blue Door Artts
Join the Blue Door Aiists Saturday fron
5-8 p.m. for the Second Saturday Ar th ageou s
Artwalk in'dowrntown Fernandina Beach.
Carol Sprovtsoff will be the featured artist
this month at Blue Doow Artlists. exhibiting
her paintings that showcase Amelia Island.
from the pristine beaches and scenic salt
marshes to the bountiful wildlife, and historic
Fernandina Beach. Resident Blue Door
Artists, Sharon Haffey, Sharon Badenoch,

Gergarirn a Niullis,
Casey Miatthews,
uLiz Dion, h,:. reMasa
Daily and Su2zannt.
BatcIelor will Nlv.
their collection as
well. Lnok for the
chilorful stai'case
located bcweeri Go
Fish and the Ani2-lia Islni dCoffee Sh.uop
Regular"hours are Monday-SatUrday, 11 a.m.-
5 p ni ,t 205 1/2 CefitreSt. Call 491-7733 or
visit s.,- l~ c-,,a lssio :

Gall5er3C 4 "
Gallery .C will
host an opening ot
new paintings by
owner and artist
Carol Winnes dfrA-
.Ang _i I i,-.Secon d
,AlrLI"ageous Alr- .ka I k,
on Saturday fron,5-
t. p i ii.'Also on iew .
are nw jelri ,
haridba-, mixed
media and block print fabric piec,_. Gallery
.C islocatcd aTl 21q-B Ash St. and i op.-n friom
11 am.-5 p ine b-'ry d ay Close \.ednesday
Call 583-4676:
Island Art
LiSa Inglis is the fea- "
tured artist for August at
the Island Au-t As'..ociatir,
Galler'. 18 N.' Second St..
Frrnandina A reception.
will be held during the .
Second Saturday
Artragebus Artwalk on
'Saturday from 5-8 p.m.,
featuring the new'
Nouveau Art Show,
themed "The World Thru
My Eyes," juried by UNF

art professor Nofa Dixon. The reception is
from 5-7:p.m. Winners will be announced and
awards given. The gallery will be open until
8p.rnm.The show will continue until.Oc. 6.
It was while teaching one of her drawing
classes that Inglis got the inspiration to do
her latest works. At the end of each course *
students are taken "--
out of the studio to
a location down-
town to draw one of
the historic build-
ings, giving them o. u
thle opportunity to
practice their new
skills including
Spending time
studying the beauty so often overlooked by
those who live here inspired Inglis to do
paintings exclusively of local scenery fun this
u%%ho H-r art'. orik i on display th' V Lh0,li
Aug. 31 at the Island Art Association Gallery
Contact Inglis at artdlisainglis corn
"Celebrate The S ouIth" at the Plantation
A tist's Guild and Gallery's new s ho a start-
ing Saturday and running through October
Special guest will be Nicole Rosseland. a
native of Florida growing up in Jacksonville
and now residing in S. Marys. Ga., where
her gallery is located. Rosseland was fasci-.
,nated with her father's medical books, insti tt-
'niientrs and models th'at'gave her a keen .,
stnse of the human body. She dedicated her-,
seLf to figurative painting while developing a '
somewhat classical vet surreal style that is
her trademark Her oils are different and
conti oversial in nature. She will display her
work at the gallery Saturday through Sept
14 An opening reception will be held Aug 16
from 5.30-8 p.m. Refreshments will be hosted
by Ospi ey Village. The public is invited The
gallery is located at thile Omni Amelia Island
.Planlation Spa and Shops. 6800 First Coast
Hwy. :

Vocal virtuoso

in concert here

' Frank L. "
Hutnphrey III
will present a
coric'.r ii^I I^^^ ^
Si tuI day. Aug. 17'
at Amiclia Baptist "
Church: He has
been accepted at
IIIe: prestigious
School of Music
in New York City
where he will
st'ud1. vocal per-
It Irmance
Humphrey is
a graduate of
Anderson School,
uf the t.A .s and
Florida State I '. "
College at Frank L. Humphrey III
Jackson\mi lle ____ -_ .. .
where he studied "
with Parm Hel.ton, who is anFSCJ professor and.
rninister of music at .Amelia Baptist Church
1 Helton has great faith in Humphrey and was
instrumental in his dclecision to apply to
ManhattanSchool of Music It Is one ufthe
nation's premier music conseryatol ies. The
Manhattan School attracts manyi who achieve
careers in. everything from cla-sical music I, jazz
to educICation and II,- business side of the music
indushti y .
Humphrey has been singing in church since"
childhood He played clarinet in elementary
schl,1.until a teacher heard him sing. The
teacher told him to put aside his clarinet, he was
meant to be a singer. '
." Humphrey's preliminary application to ,
Manhattan included an audition tape with vocal
selectionsin rFnglish, German and Italian The
reliminiarv application resulted in his being
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The Relay for Life fourth annual Pancake
Breakfast will be held Aug. 10
from 7-9 a.m. at Murray's
Grille in Yulee. --.
Tickets are $8 each. RiaV
Celebrity staff waiters Dr. y ir7[
Robert Joyce. Dr. Allen
Miller. Rick Lee. executive L i A
director at the Journey
Church, and County
Commission Chair Danny Leeper will serve
breakfast. The celebrity waiter that earn the
most tips will be honored as "Super Waiter." Lee
will attempt to retain his title.
Come out and enjoy breakfast while support-
ing the fight against cancer. Tickets can be pur-
chased from any celebrity waiter or by calling Johi
Reid at 556-6767. Belinda Wagnstrom at 556-
9568 or at the door the day of the event.

American Legion Post
174 is hosting "
Membership Drive and
Brunch on Aug. 10 at the
MLK Center. 1200 Elm St..
from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The

public is invited to come out and hear about the
programs and activities of the American Legion
and what services are provided to the community.
Organizers pray that many will be interested in
becoming members of the Legion or the
Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion and
look forward tb great fellowship as they enjoy
On Aug. 14 at 10 a.m- Master Gardener Joseph
Smith will conduct a
Landscape Matters on
vegetable gardening.
The session will be
held at the Extension
office in Yulee and will
review seasonal gar-
dening for vegetables.
including seeds and 1.B
"starter plants, container gardening of vegetables.
as w c1ll as what vegetables to grow during differ-
en t seasons.
The session is free and open to the public. For
more information, access the Extension website
matters/landmatters.html or call the Extension
office at (904) 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on
phone duty Fridays at 491-7340.

August is Homeless Animals Month in
Fernandina Beach as proclaimed by Mayor Sarah
Pelican. At this time, rescue groups and shelters
with PeMt Ovempopulaton
many International Homeless
rnrt- nnmAr--i ^^ ^ d o

. dogs
need a

Animals' .Day 2013
Saturday *.August 17th

second chance. Consider adding a new pet to
your home and help make the world a better
place one animal at a time..
Cats Angels will commemorate International
Homeless Animals Day on Saturday. Aug..17 with
its annual Walk and Vigil. The walk begins at 6
p.m. from the Central Park gazebo and concludes
with a candlelight vigil. Everyone is welcome to
join in.
Visit for more information
on International HomelessAnimals Day and the
events taking place around the world to com-
memorate this day. Don't forget to spay and
neuter, it's the responsible solution to animal
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SPECLK EVENTS and a petting zoo. Call 322-
9739 to RSVP.
The American Legion ...
Auxiliary Unit 54 will serve Miranda Lambert, Zac
Chicken Quesadlllasand Brown Band, Moody Blues,
dessertAug. 10 from 5-7 Stevie Nicks, and Joe
p.m. for a donation of $7. Cocker are just a few of the
Dinners may be picked up at. ", celebrity signed guitars that
the Post, located at 626 S. will go-home with lucky
Third St. All proceeds go winners at the Friends of St.
towards programs that help Augustine Amphitheatre's
veterans, children and the A first Celebrity Guitar
community. Raffle/Auction Aug. 24from
-. ... '' *4*_ 0 p. m;J I Willie Green will.',. "
The VFW Post 4351 headline the evening's live '..
Men's Auxiliary will host a entertainment, with Rick'
barbecue nightAug. 10 at Ambrose and The Falling-
5:30'p.m.' Georgd Perryman ,,.Bones. Also-featured are
will cook his famous chicken Catfish Jones. Dewey Via, .
and ribs: Chicken dinners are- Red River Band and Late Nite
$7, rib dinners are$9 and ., ,-:' Transfer. Proceeds from the
combo dinners are $12- ,' event will fund scholarships to
Karaoke will follow with Eddie FOSAA's 2014 Children's i.
Carter. The VFW Post is' 'Music andArts Camp at the
located at 96086 Wade'j 'Amphitheatre ..
Place, under the Shave( j The auction is being con-
Bridge. All members and their ducted online through the
guests are welcome. charity.
,, auctiorl website. Bidding
Through Aug. 23, Baer. began Aug. 1. Bidding at the
Hall of the Amelia Island event will also be online using
Museum of HIstory, 233 -S. laptop computers or personal
Third St., will feature the .. mobile devices. Auction win-
Smithsonlan's Journey .pers will be announced
-Stories traveling exhibition, towards the end of the event .
On Aug. 16, learn about 'The and winners who are not
Storytelling Sims Florida in present will be notified by :
World War II," in a special pro- phone or e-mail.
gram at the Peck Auditorium, View the guitars and pre-
516 South 10th St. Visit www. register for the auction by vis- for more'-. iting
... ..*. '"fosaa. Photos can also be
Savannah Grand found through the "Raffles'"
Assisted Livlng, g1900. . and "Auctions" links atfosaa.
Amella Trace Court, .. org. Raffle tickets are $10
Fernandlna Beach, will host each or 3 for $25. Advance
a Hawaiian Luau on Aug. 17 raffle tickets can 'also be pur-
at noon with a Hawaiian ': chasedat
Inspired menu and musk" "
Sby Gary Tomllnson at 1 p.m. The Fernandina Beach
The dress code Is island gear. High School Class of 1967
Hawaiian printed shirts, board reunion will be held Sept.
Shorts or a grass skirt any- 21, 5:30-10:30 p.m.. at the
thing that says "hang loose." Oyster Bay Yacht Club Bay
RSVP to.Tonisqalt 321-0898 House. Low'country boil,
S, by Aug. 9 if youplan to attend BYOB, set-up provided.
the lunch: Seatii1,is limited. Tipkets are ,$25 per person. ;:
-- ... RSVP and mail check or
Tht Amelia Island money order to Date Deonas,
Genealogical Society will 9 North 14th St, Fernandina
meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Beach, FL 32034. For more
the Fernandina Beach information call Dorothy at
Police Department (904) 631-5151, Dale at (904)
SCommunity Room, 1525 753-4077, Frankat (904) 206-
SLime St. Kathy J. Stickney '3943 or Emma at 415-2036.,
will present "Researching i:
Your Confederate Soldier" The Local Author's
using her father's family mem- Market Place will be held
bers as a case study. The pro- Sept. 28 and 29 from,10 .,
gram will illustrate how to a.m,-4 p.m. at Stj Peter's
trace ancestors through re- Episcopal Church, 801
cords available on Confeder- Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
ate soldiers and units includ-' Beach, featuring more than
ing muster rolls, trench rolls,' 30 authors, (including New
hospital registrations, prisoner York Times authors Wendy. ,:
of war registers, zoaths of allo- Wax and Ken Burger), five -
glance, surrendered prisoners workshops, children's activi-
rolls, company transfers ,. ties, Sonny's BBQ and more.
home guard rolls and pension An author's luncheon is'
records. Information is provid- scheduled for Sept. 29 from
ed on how to research'a given noon to 2 p.m. at Joe's 2nd'
unit, discover its chain of cmn- ', Street Bistro (limited seating).
Sand, arid the battles it ' Tickets are now available.'
:fought. Public welcome. Visit www.localauthorsmarket-
'." "'... information or '
Stay 'N Country Ranch, call 321-6180,
96125 Blackrock Road, ',.
Yulee, will host a free event THEAITER ,
to showcase Its faclllty.on '
Au?..J4 from noon to'3'p.m. Amelia Community
Enjoy the various actMivities Theatrewill hold auditions '
that take place at1the ranch as for Its teen troupe, ACTeen,"
well as a bounce house,' at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 In
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The Island Art
Association offers free
classes.for kids and their
families, including:
Preschool art, ages 3-5
with an adult, Aug. 26 from
10-11 a.m.
SChildren's Art, ages 6-
9, Aug. 31 from 10-11 a.m.
and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.;
ages 10-13 years from 1-
Susan Drahl of the Island'
ArtAssociation leads the.
classes. Pre-register at the
gallery, 18N. Second St.,
Femandina Beach, 261-
S7020. .
Sketchcb'sses '
"Sketch classes with Bill
Maurer are held Thursday,
mornings from 10a.m.-
Snoon. Meet at the Amelia :
Island Coffee shop at 10
a.m. Learning to sketch will
improve your paintings. Fee
SIs $40. '
Learn to paint in water-
color. Beginners welcome.
Or if you're already
advanced learn some new"
tricks., For a supply list and
information call Maurer at

The CummerMuseum.
of Art & Gardens, 829
SRiverside Ave.,
Jacksonrville, presents La
Floerida: 500 Years of
SFlorida Art through Oct .6,
celebrating 500 years of
Florida art with 40 pieces
including oil paintings,,
Watercolors, sculptures,
earthenware, surfboards
and video. The purpose is
to highlight The Cummer's
. permanent collection of art
from Florida as'well as
Other pieces from muse-
urns, galleries, local artists
and collectors throughout
the state. Along with
Antique artifacts, the exhibi-
tion embraces the present .
with contemporary art, ,
which portrays a continuing
interest in the Florida envi-
Sronmerit. For information,
including hours, visit

207 Cedar St. The troupe is
for ages 13-18 and meets
regularly on Sunday fter-,.,
noons. All local youth in this
age group are invited to audi-
tion. Those auditioning should
prepare a monologue no
longer than 2 1/2 minutes and
will be asked to sing "Happy
Birthday" and participate in a
short', easy dance routine. For
more information, visit the :
Teen Page at www.amelia-
o o o : *
The Florida Theatre, 128
E. Forsyth St., downtown
Jacksonville, hosts Summer.
Movie Classics every Sunday
through Sept. 1. Tickets are
$7.50 for a single admission
and $45 for a movie, card
good for up to 10 admissions.
Movie time Is 2 p.m. each.'
Sunday.The feature Aug. 11.
is "Bye Bye Birdie" (19,63).
Cell (904) 355-2787 or visit'
. e '" 5 , v ,,

'"MaWima Mial"-the
popular musical based on
the songs of ABBA-'1
returns to Jacksonvlle's
Times-Union Center's
Moran Theater Oct. 18-19.
Tickets are available starting
AUg. 16 at the ArtistSeries
BbxOffice between 10 a.m.-5
p.m., Monday-Friday, at (904)
442-BWAY (2929) and online

The Frlends of the

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"Why We like Spelling,"
"Magic Foot," and "I'm Not
That Smart," they describe
their path to the champi-
onship spelling bee.
S Assistant Principal Panch,
played by David Longobardo,
is the word pronounced, and
Laura Swaim is Rona-Perreti,
a former champion speller" '
who acts as'hostess and pro-
vides commentary on the
background of each speller
Marcus Rau plays an ex-co-
who fufills his community
service as the Bee's comfort,
counselor, consoling eliminat-
ed spellers. As the Bee pro-
gresses, the spellers learn
that winning isn't everything
and losing doesn't make you a

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selected for a live audition
and interview. He was accept-
ed and honored by receiving
a major scholarship from the
Manhattan School of Music.


Stany Nights, a free concert seriespre-
seated by the city of SL Mays, Ga., and its
'Convention and Visitors Bureau, is held 7-9
p.m. one Saturday a month at the waterfront
park in downtown St. Marys. Pack a picnic
and bring blanket or chairs to settle in for an
enhchan&ig evening. Aug. 10 brings the =Dee
Bee's w"i everything from Sinatra to
Santana and the Beatles to Jinmmy Buffet.
- Foormation ca j the St. Marys Convention
;'& Vfeto reauat (912)'882-4000 or email
^Bhies^e ~""'^^- -
The .".t"ann .al ". a" Blues
'Fe stiva~is:t for Sept. l8arld 14 in down-
Stown a Beach, v l^music that
-Vxw= Ohwabktes. it a. famtfyfliendly atmos-
*pI.ere asPsisqg localcha cities and
-pschool m programs' ;. ;'
;, Thele .Ii! with airee Sounds
on,1 Cer 4OReifrom -8 pin. Friday fea-
-i during Albrt Casfiilkand the "Blues in
lSchoor Baidl rt g canned good
'fot-he lockanAbasFood'Bank.-An after-
paly will beeld'at The Palace Saloon on
SSatSulday .is.ticketed event itthe
Ferrandina- Harbor Marina om 10:30 a.m:-8
p.m. Tickets are $20"n acnbatn-
www.amelaifandblues.estgom, or $25 at
the gate. Shffield's at the Palace will host
an aft.'-padty startlrg-at 9;30p.m. Visit
am eliaisandaluesfestiva.cpm for
Staradtickets. ..
RA ,viaFest
SThe inaugural Revjval Fest will take place
'Sept. 14-at the old Paint Shops at the
Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savan-
nah, Ga., featuring two stages, 12 bands, a
pig roast and oyster roast. Additional plans
include a craft bourbon tasting tent, local and
regional craft beers as well as local farm-to-
table food. Proceeds will benefit the Savan-
nah Children's Museum. "
Music will focus on blue's, Southern rock,
Americana, bluegrap, .gospel, folk and soul
with co"b.nation of lodal, regional and
national ats. A sneak pebkjs available at Gedric Burnside, Luella &
Th Surr, Wildi- Child and tuth'S SalVage
Cot.are, among others.
Vfi.www.eviv:affest.6rg or call (478) 254-
0888, ~ :'!' .,

Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Femrnandina
Beach, hosts ajazz jam from 7-10 p.m. thl
first Wednesday of each month; Musicians
may.sit in forone song or the whole night.
Join the mai.Ing list by emailing.beechfly-
Amelia Rver Cruises
Amella River Cruises'Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friddy and Saturday.
Ticketsare.$29 perpersonatifNo"h-,Front
St.,.Fernmandina Beachor call 261-9972 or
book Online at
The .Qurtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre
St., John Spnring on-the piano inside and
Gabriel Arnold outside (weather permitting)
Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m ; Dan Miniard
Monday from 6-10 p.m.; Dave Bacarro
Wednesday from 6-10 p.m.; and John
Springer Thursday-Saturday from 6:30-10:30
p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook.
at oburtyardpubandeats.
David's Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash
St., presents John Springer in the lounge
6:30 p.m.-close Tuesdays and Wednesdays;
Aaron.Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call
904-3,0-6049. '
Dog StirTaver
SDog StarI Tvern, 10 N. Second St., pres-
enf$ Jax Jam with.Sentropolis, Chrorha and
kLnB, 90&'tonight; Parker Urban Band
9:30 p.m. Aug 1,.0.

Fernandina Beach Library
will present a pinner &
MovIe night featuring "The
Help" as the grand finale of
the library's summer read-
ing program. Enjoy a south-
ern-inspired menu at Kafe
SKaribo. on North Third Street
and the movie on Aug. 29 at 6
p.m. Tickets are $25 each and
available, at the library on
North Fourth Street by Aug.
26. Door prizes and a grand

"The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee" was
based on an original play
called C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, .
performed by an improve
group called The Farm. It
moved to Broadway in 2005,.
after breaking box office
records off-Broadway.
William Finn wrote the music
and lyrics for "Spelling Bee,"
with book by Rachel Sheinkin.
The idea was conceived by
Rebecca Feldman, with addi-
tional material supplied by Jay
SDirector Toni D'Amico
says, "I fell in love with the
show because it tells the story
of people who are different
and who are looking for their
place to shine. Our characters

Frank L Humphrey Ill will
be singing a concert on
Aug.17 at Amelia Baptist
Church at 7 p.m. The concert
featuring sacred, classical and
Broadway selections is free
and open to the public. A bas-
ket will be available at the

Every Tuesday is Working Class Stiff,
where music is played strictly from vinyl and
1000's of vinyl records are available to
browse and purchase. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook and Call 277-
8010. *
Florida House Inn
'Open Mike Night" each Thursday from
7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted
by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians per-
form a couple of songs and the audience
gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the
whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at
(904) 412-7665
G en Turte
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., live
music. Call 321-2324.
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead
on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at
IstantGrmov I
The Instant Groove, featuring LaWrence
Holmes, Johnny Robinson,"Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays sech 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., Dan Voll Tuesdays at 7p.m.;
Davis Turner Band Thursday-Saturday af
8:30 p m.; and karaoke Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
Call 261-1000. Visit
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Schnockered Sunday; Ace Winn Monday;
Buck Smith Project Tuesday; DJ in Uncle
Charlie's Fridays and Saturdays. Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email bill@thep-
TheSalty Pelican Bar& Grill, 12 N. Front
St., live music Thursday through Sunday.
Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar
and Grillon Facebook.
Sandy Bottoms
ancly Bottomr ai Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., The Macys-Wednesdays; and
line dancing Thursdays. Visit wwwsandybot-
Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inhn on
Sadler Road, live music.
Sheffield's at The Palace, 117 Centre St.,
Speak Easy Saturdays with DJ 007 and late
Night dance mixes; doors open at 3:30 p.m.;
-,, rye. Katie Fainon Rilair Tppusdaya,-6-l0.p,m);;-
Gary Ross Wednesdays 6-10 p.m.;The- .
Decades Band Thursdays 6-10 p.m. Call Bill
Chiiders at 491-3332 or mail bUll@thep-'
SlidersSeaside GriU
Sliders Seaside Grill. 1998 S. Fletcher
Ave., live music in the tiki bar from 6-10 p.m.
nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays,
reggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The
Macy's in the lounge Friday and Saturdays
6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7
p.m.; music nightly from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the
Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit Join Sliders on
Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., live entertainment all day
weekends and 5-9 p.m. every day oh the
deck. Call 261-5711 and visit tieir'Facebbok
Submit items and updates for this calen-
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prize will be awarded.

One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth' of historical informa-
tion about downtown Fernan-
dina and a good time for all.
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History Thurs-
days at 5:30 p.m. to tour four
of the town's most popular,
notorious or otherwise historic

find that place at the Spelling
Bee." Kristin', who
recently directed ACTs musi-
cal theater camp, is the musi-.
cal director. Shauna Turnmire
is stage manager and chore-
Performances are at 8 p.m.
on Aug. 15-17,22-24,,28-31 and
at 2 p.m. on Aug. 25. The pre-
show party for the opening
night audience on Aug. 15 will
be catered by Kenny Pickett
of Mrs. Carolyn's Breakfast
and Desserts.
Adult tickets are $20; stu-
dent tickets through high
school are $10. This show is
rated PG-13 for some adult sit-
uations. Purchase tickets at
www.ameliacommunitythe: or by calling 261-
6749. Box office, hours are 11

door- for contributions
toward this young man's edu-
cation. Anyone who wants to
hear what kind of talent it
takes to gain admission to one
of the nation's renowned con-
servatories is encouraged to
attend the concert and wish

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

a.m.- 1 p.m. on Thursdays,
Friday and Saturdays and 90
minutes before curtain on
show dates. Amelia
Community Theatre is located
at 207 Cedar St.
Audience members at
' The Bee" can help local
teachers and students have a
winning start to the new
school year by bringing in
classroom supplies such as
pencils, wide-ruled notebook
paper, crayons, markers, facial
tissue and quart size Ziploc
bags; There will be collection
bins for these supplies in the
main stage lobby.
ACT has been putting the
community onstage since
1981 and completes its 32nd
season with The 25th Annual
Putnam County Spelling Bee."

him well.
Amelia Baptist Church is
located at 961167 Buccaneer
Trail, at the roundabout with
South Fleteher Avenue and
First Coast Highway. Visit
www.ameliabaptistorg. Call

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9.2013/News-Leader



The other day, I had the privilege
of fishing with my uncle. Many con-
sider him one of the best fishermen
around. To me, his. influence is
much broader. When I was just 19
and quite aimless, it was my Uncle
Terry and Aunt Mary that invited
me to Florida and into their home.
The idea of spending a summer as a
. mate on his fishing boat was a
dream come true. When that first
summer ended, it-was my Uncle
Terry that helped me land a job and
find a place to live instead of heading
back north. .
Little did I know how my life
down here would unfold. I think my
UncleTerry and Aunt Mary were
surprised too. Fishing with. him the
Other day brought back memories.
Though we've both aged me.with a
bunch-of white hair showing up and

family a

N E him already there -
some things were
just the same.
Take, for instance,
our mutual love for
fishing. It hadn't
a wavered a bit In
other areas, like.
the fact that I'm
now a pastor, well,.
PULPn t those places were
NOTES clearly different
When my uncle
informed Bill and
Pastor me Bill was the
Rob Goyette "other guy fishing
with us that he
Was going to take us to a'spot that
he didn't think even God knew
about, I knew it was hisway of try-
ing to reconnect our worlds, which
ovei. the years had taken different

nd sharing secret

Spaths. Beyond sharing a good laugh wants. everyone to know about We -
together, and me telling him I was read about it in Luke's Gospel
quite confident God knew about the Chapter 10:3842.
spot, was the thought of how valu-' "Nowjt came to pass, as they
able a good fishing spot is to some- went, that He entered into a certain
one in his particular profession. For village: and a certain woman named
him to share its location with me Martha received Him into her
was a real gift. house. And she had a sister called
Iln my world as a pastor, agood Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet,
spot also matters. Fortunately, Ifm and heard His word. But Martha
able to share the best one I know was cumbered about much serving,
with you. For many, it will come as and came to Him, and said, Lord, do
no surprise. Spiritually, I'm talking you not care that my sister has left
about the most productive place on me to serve alone? Bid her therefore
the planet- sitting at the feet of that she help me. And Jesus
Jesus. To this day, I can't figure out answered and said unto her,
why. more people don't visit it For "Martha, Martha, you are careful
me, without question, it's one of the and troubled about many things: but
most underutilized, amazing spots in one thing is needful: and Mary has
the entire universe. Thankfully, chosen that good part, which shall
unlike fishermen and secret fishing not be taken away from her'"
holes, this spot is one that God It's clear. From this passage,


Jesus is unveiling the one spot that
we all need to know about the
place of sitting at His feet and hear-
ing His word. Practically spealdking,
it's about daily carving out a spot
just to be with Him.. When we do so,
the returns are huge. To say that we
are too busy, like Martha, doing
good stuff but not the most impor-
tant stuff, is to spend our entire lives
anxious and troubled about many
In the end; Bill, my uncle and I
had a great day of fishing.
Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to tell
you where. Perhaps b, spending
time with the Lord He'll share the
location with you: Without question,
He knows the place very well.
RobertL. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center,


Women's conference
The Diocesan Women's .bife-
rence, sponsored by the Diocese of St
Aufgustine, is slated for Saturday, Aug.
10 at The'Wyndham Jacksbnville'
Riverfront Hotel.
.. Courage to Love is the theme of
the biennial daylong conference head-
lined by dynamic speakers including
' author and syndicated Catholictalk
show host Teresa Tomeo; KafrinaJ.
SZeno, coordinator ,of the John Paul,11
Resource Center for Theology of the
Body and Culture for the Diocese of
Phoenix; and.Catholic Pop/Jazz.
recording artist Colleen Nixon. '
'Women of all ages and faiths are.
encouraged to attend. Check-in and.
registration begins at 7 a.m., followed
by Mass with Bishop Felipe J. Estevez
of the D'iocese of St. Augustine at 8
a.m. Tickets are $55 at the door. For
more information, contact the..
Diocesan Center for Family Life at
S. (904) 3U08-7474 or visit
SFriendship Baptist Church at 85834
Miner Road will hold its Friends and
Family Day at 4 p m. on Sunday, Aug.,
S11. Speaker will be Pastor Roger
,Burt'oi of Bethiel AM E Church in
SJacksonville For information contact
S Bernice Walker at 225-5627. :
Taiz service
;St. Peter s Epi-scopal Church. 801
Atlantic A\'e, will'hold a'Tai" service
on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. This is 'a short
prayer service with simple musical
chants and moments of silence.
Because, as Brother Roger, a founder
ofTaiz6, said, "Often God's voice, .
comes on a whisper, in a breath of
silence." Call 261-4293..
Festivals ofMarriage
Yulee Baptist Church-will host the-
Festivals of Marriage simulcast Aug.
16-17, starting Friday at7 p.m. and
continuing Saturday at 8:30.a.m. fea-
turinig Gary Chapman, Les and Leslie
Parrott,. Mark Merrill, Steve and
Debbie Wilson, Big Daddy Weave and
Team Wordplay. .
No matter your age or your stage.
ofmarriage, find takeaway after take-,
away to help make you a better.,

spouse, strengthen your bond and
yield marriage rewards.:
For information contact Mark at
mark@yuleebaptistcom or call the
Schurch-office at 225-5128.
Handefs Messiah
You are invited to' an open rehears-
al of Handel's Messiah on Wednesday,
Aug. 14 from 4 to,6 p.m. at the Amelia
Plantation Chapel. The performance
of this great work will be held atthe
SChapel on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.
with full orchestra. Call the Chapel
Office for information,:277-4414, locat-
ed at.-6 Bowman Road, Amelia Island.
Sidewalk sale
First Assembly of God, 302 South
14th St., will host a sidewalk ale on
Aug. 16 and 17.from 7 am.-3 p.m. The
public is invited i0 come and brow-se:
though the treasuresard discover fan-
tasticbuyS. There will,be clothing,
Machines. electronics and tools
galore. For information call 261-6448,
Join i'esident vocalists Jane :
SSandhaus-Packer and Jeff Packer for a
musical Shabbat at Congregation
, Ahavath Chesed in Jacksonville on
Friday, Aug. 16 at 8727 San Jose Blvd.
Shabbat services on the third Friday
of every month at 7 p m are planned
and presented by the Temple's grade
school children and choir, accmipa-
nied bythe' '"Friday Night1Live"'band,
li'tlhethrne for this'e'nlhg'l' "Blu "
Jeans, Bar-B-Q, & Back to'School" so
casual dress (eans) isin order. ,
A barbecue dinner will be served at
6 p.m., $10-12 per person. The Tern-
ple's Social Action Committee is also
staging a collection of school supplies.
S If you'd like to carpool, contact,
Debbie Price at deb203@aol. com, For
more information, call the temple at
i,(904) 733-7078.' .
S Allegiance is a choir f6r area stu-
dents in grades'6-12 that meets
Sunday from 6:15-7:45 p.m. at Amelia
I Baptist Church to rehearse and to
study the Word 6f God. They sling for
the worship serVice on the first-
Sunday of every month at ABC and in
June 2014willgo on apeirformance

tour admission trip.
If you are interested in learning
more contact Pam Helton or Amy
Thrift at 261-9527 or come to Amelia
SBaptist, 961167 Buccaneer Trail, on
Aug. 18 for the first rehearsal.-'
... One of gospel music's most popu-
lar quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys,
Swill be featured at Epworth By The
Sea in St Simmons Island, Ga., on
Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 31 and Sept
1. The quartet will share their unique,
Sfour-part harmony duringperformanc-
e. at 7 p.m.
Since organizing over firvedecades
ago. The Dixie, Melody Boys have '
;enjoyed much success, including a
P Grammy nomination and numerous '
Fan Award' nominations'from The
Singing News Magazine, Southern
gospel music's leading fan and trade :
publication. Hit released have flowed
Their way in bunches, including recent
releases such as "I'll Be Living That
Way." "I Won't Compromise," and I'm
SOne Of Them." Their goal of deliver-
ing a first-class performance filled
% with excitement, energy and lots of
Great traditional Southern gospel
music are traits instilled in each mem-
ber by group leader Ed O'Neal, a 50-
Syear gospel music veteran. Call (912)
280-9521 or visit www.dixiemelody-
SHolydays l: --
-' The Jewish Comnmunityoa'Arbellg n'
Island/Nassau will gather to observe
SRosh Hashanah on Thursday, Sept 5,
Sand Yom Kippur on 'Saturday, Sept. 14.
Services will be conducted by
Rabbi Robert Goodman at the Ocean
Clubhouse at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. The group will gather at
9:30 a.m both days, with services to
begin at 10) a.m. sharp. A luncheon
'buffet will follow the Rosh Hashanah
S.service, anid a "break-fast" potluck on
Yom Kippur at the Amenity Center at
North Hampton.
The cost to attend services is $20
per person per service: add An extra
,.$16 per person to stay for brunch after
the Rosh Hashanah service. Your
Check will be your reservation. For
details, contact Debbie Price at 310" '
S6060 .

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

4 Memorial

'Tradileral Family Wslrip ....... 8 ar'& 11 am
(weedly cmrarnion at 8 am)
ConitmpormaryWmship .. &30 am In Mawell lall
Sandy Sctiool Ior alll Ages .....9:30 am & 11 am
Wednesay Dinner (Ant-May)........4:45 pm
I i
601 CeteStet- 94 2156

in the Heart of Fernandina
9 N. 6h Street
Dr. Wain Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
a Associate PastorrI
SWorship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50am
2f pro|idNursery *Cohildren
Sml gr Youth Adults -

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Cnr, of t uca-n Tr t T & G7t.g Ros.Y anas Bcl
For Moe Informnai. Call: 261-9527

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
SaturlayVigil Mass-4 pm & 5:30 pan
Sahmrdy Vig Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass
Sabn* ay4 pn- Mass at Y lMe ited Meistdisikt
Smiday Masses
8:69 am -1011 io pn 12:00 pm (elo)
Daly Mass- 8 eam Maen, Wd,Thlrs &Fri.
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Hdly Day-30 am,6 pam
Codessias: Salay 3 pm 3:45 pm y an t
Parish Dfllce -1-442; F 04-O -1901'
Emergecy N laber 904-277-8M6

New Vision
at -tI O
h~' d 3m Yulee

Plae moln us for
Adult Sunday School 9:30AM
Worship 11 AM
Children's Church 11:00 AM
AlA & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charile Sward

20 Soath Ninuth Street 261-4907
Re Darien K. Bolden &Sr, Pastor
The CArch
in the Heart of die City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of A People
SAndayNew Meimbers CS 9 Am.
Sunday Sdcel 9e .Sm.a
Maimins PWanhip 11a.m

Bibe tdsredy ........ 9Pr 0aye
Wednesday Mid-week.Sa.e 7-9 pj.m
Milimies: Bas & Va, Coqaes Singes,


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

Innovative Ste, Contemporary Music
Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided ~.
KidKtedible Children Ministries
Meeting 0 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ &630pm
| Conn wia -t..
I Connemciy dh Pecptff.
z *j -.0 a ]goI m MI a I Zen lD wa ~ .'ll a1 E Mf
Peters ,.n'

"Come Experence the Joy of
Worship & Serice" Psalm 100
#uday khi ..............B:4Bm
Worhip STervim ............ll:00=a
Ennlg Wormp ......... ..:oopo
Wedneay 11Wt Suppor .......e:00pm
nmcutler Yout Ore .e30Opn-B:OOpm
Wednesday Prayer Senrtc ......T:00pm
73B BuDonlolw Road
Nurury provided
Siad asu on Facabooki
fiv Pn tlt Baptist lmcountf Yoath

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
S 261-6220
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

Doug Sides, Senior Pastor
Morning Services 8:15"and 11:00 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Evering 6:00' pmn
Wednesday Prayer MeetIng 6:30 pm
Wednesday Children 6:30 pm
Wednesday 'Overflow' Youth 6:30 pmn
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Hars Rd. 904-225-6128
Yulee, FL 32097

St. Peter's Episcoal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the comer I
of 8th &Atlanttc
Summer Service \
Schedule |iteS
8:30 Holy Eucharist, R -te I
9:1S Breakfast
10:00 Holy Eucharist. Rite II
6 pm OnCeltic oshlp 4th Sunday %
6 pm TAIZE 2nd Sunday

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PrACblmn Chrg:ion ofmthe
in bie tust Cohmurhnden
Worship oA Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Childron's Churdi provildad
Grae Groups ment o Wednesday evenlngs in
e-mandim Beach. Kingdand &Yulee.
MU's. Wonm % and Youth rminrlku
96038 Loon Square Cour- Yonu. FL 32097
ateo WIhte oids ,

Family Meets Here

Welcomes You
'Where the Bible Is oiur only authority
Romans 16:16
Worship Service Sunday 11:00 am.
SWednesday Bible Study 700 p.m.

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
In the Lofton Pointe Plaza
2110 miles south of SR200/AlA


The Men' CoAnmanity Bible Study group is planning its annual
Fall Kickoff oin,Motnday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. The ribs and barbecue din-
ner *ill-be held at the Chem Cell Club off Amelia Island Parkway
(just foHQW the .signs). .
. Norm Purdue; the teaching director for the men's study, is also the
chief chef for the group. "Our Hibs night is not only a time of great
food and fellowship, but it ls ai opportunity for long-time CBSers to
invite their friends to find o.ut more about what CBS does and who we
are," said Perdue. "We are anticipating a great study this year, as we
delve into the Books of Isaiah and Amos. There are many passages
from Isaiah that are familiar to anyone who has heard Handel's
Messiahibut very few of us have had the opportunity to study.the
books of these prophets as whole, he said. The study itself will
commence at 8 p.m.on, Sept 9 atthe Amelia'Baptist Church.
The mission OfOCommunity Bible Study is "to make disciples of the
Lord Jesus Christ In"our communities through caring, in-depth Bible
study, available to alL" ,,
Men.who are not already enrolled in CBS, who would like to
attend the.cookout on Atg. 26 and find out more about CBS, can indi-
cate.their interest by contacting Norm Purdue at napurdue@bell- or by calling 206-0588. No tickets are required, bui there
will be d4kirty" to offset the cost of the food,
- : ,, .' ', * .
The Amelia Island Community Bible Study classes are open for
registration. The 30-week class will begin in September and end in
May. The adult classes will study Amos and Isaiah. If you are looking
for an inter-denomtainatiopal, In-depth Bible study, this may be the gtuff
you are looking for. .
The philosophy of Community Bible Study is to be an every per.
Sson's Bible study.-This meansall-women, men and children will he so
loved and .cred for tht theywill feel comfortable in CBS classes-
fgardless of theWrbackground,.education, church' jiVolvement, eth-
nicity or economic status. The desire is to build unity within the body
of Christ in the midst of.diversity in our communities. '
If you would B,e mobreinforration, please call theappropriate
class coordinator '
'-i Ladies D ,C:i hifrfrot .*30-1 l:30,a.ffi: Wednesday at..
"Aeli a Baptis1%Atf.t-lilflrae spfikrams fore iieftioMtlih .' r,-
school Call Kathleen Minor at 225-8125. Begins Sept 11..
Ladles veniog Class meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Amelia
Baptist:Church. Call Barbara Tucker at 261-9969. Begins Sept 9..
Men's Class: meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Amelia Baptist
Church. CallTonyTaylor at.321-0T785. Begins SepL 9.
-'For information on the Eteen or Teen class, please call Bobble
,Burch'at 261-2533.

The annual kick-off dinner for the Monday Evening Women's
Community. -Bible Study will be 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 in the
Education Building of Amelia Baptist Church at 961167 Buccaneer
Regular weekly classes will begin Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. This
yaras interdenominational, in-d4epth Bible ,study wi ll be Amos and
Isaiah and will rap through early May. Since 1975, .Community Bible
Study has'been hqlpiqg people grow in their knowledge and love of
Jesus Christ."
Call Barbara Tucker'at 261-9969 or NancleWaldron at 261-8507.
w'with 'questions about the dinner, the class or rego tioi:t' "'

SWorship this week '

Sat the place of yourch01ceJ.

H.- .. *' ;. , ,, -_ *.

First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups"
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM


FRIDAY. AUGUST 9.2013 News-Leader

Tasty event highlights
Even thunderstorms did -.-
Snot deter hundreds of Nassau.
County families from attend-
ing the school district's first
annual School Menu Showcase
event at Callahan Middle
Nassau County School
District parents and their chilf-
dren got to taste ftor them-
selves hundreds of school meal
items that will be featured in
this school year's menu. Some-
of the menu items included:
Nassau County School Dist-
rict's legendary Shepherd's
Pie, Orange Chipotle Fusion
* Chicken with' baked brown
"fried rice" with vegetables and
an extensive fresh restaurant- Allyn Graves, far left, director off<
Style salad bar with all the fix- enjoys a bountiful salad bar with t
".ings. ,. Menu Showcase at Callahan Midd
Nassau :County School _
Board Superintendenit John
Ruis; School Board members variety of menu items that taste ceed:
* Donna ;Martin, chairman; good and'are nutritious," said, Grave
SDr. Kathy Burns, vice chair- Allyn Graves, director. of f N
man; Dr. Kimberly Fahlgren; school. food 'services. -for Board
and Gail Cook with State -Nassau County School District more
Sen. -Aaron Bean attended "It is proven that when stu- snacl
and tasted the menu items as dents have a healthy breaklast' tional
well. and lunch they perform beer Much
"Our parents can. rest academically. We want- to fresh
assured and have tasted for. make sure our student aire in a 1
themselves now, that their, takingadvantageofoneofthe trici
., children are offered a wide best toolswe offer them to sue- 'has r

school menus

iod service for Nassau County School District,
he Farrell family at the school district's first School
Ih School Aug. 1.

school meals,"' said
assau County School
d's Food Service serves
thn' 1,600,000 meals and
ks that meet strict nutri-
1 requirements each Year.
h ofthose meals include
produce from local farms
50-mile radius of the dis-
school The. department
received the prestigious

Florida Healthy School District
Silver level honor from the
Coordinated School Health
Partnership and is a co-spon-"
sor for Florida Action for
Healthy Kids.
I For more information, con-
tact Allyn Graves, director of
food services for Nassau
County" School Board, at
491.9923 or gravesal@nas-

Cunary program offered ,. atNassauCenter

Flori'da:State College at
Jacksonville Bemtty P Cook
Nassau Center is offering a
workforce certificate program
. in Commercial Food and
Culinary Arts
The' WO6-course program
was created to prepare indi-
viduals for employment in
the culinary and hospitality
fields, with 600 hours of train-

Food Preparation, the first
300-hour training class begins
Aug. 26.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday from 1-5 p.m.
until Dec. 13. The cost for is
S942 plus uniform. The text-
book and knives will be pro-
.vided for use in the class.
Restaurant Cook, the second
300-hour class for the certifi-
Scate, will be offered in the

spring term, which starts in
January. .
S. Instructr i', is Chef Bill'
Castleberry, a certified exec-,
utive chef with the'American
Culinary Federation who has
taught at Fei nandina Beach
: High School, the Lewis "Red"
Bean' Technical C en i er -at
Florida State College in Yulee,
and First Coast Technical
College in St Augustine.

Interested residents need
to complete a Florida Stte
College at Jacksonville appli-
cation, the Test of Adult Basic
Education and the federal
financial aid application A high
school diploma is not required
The Betty P. Cook Nasau
Center is located at' 76346
William Burgess Blvd.,
ulee Call Tina Elmore at 548-

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Leadership class
Youth Leadership Nassau
is seeking qualified 10th and
llth grade applicants for the
2013-14 school year. Eligibility
requirements include proven
* leadership ability in school
and/or community activities,
an interest in addressing the
issues confronting Nassau
County and an average of B or
Students will meet monthly
September through March
.where they will gain an
increased awareness of com-
-munity needs, opportunities
and resources, develop effec-
tive leadership styles and
meet other students' from
Nassau County. For an appli-
cation see your school guid-
ance office or teacher.

ratios, supervised homework,
daily special activities, from 2-
5:30 p.m. Maximum fee is
$65/week. For more informa-
tion, contact Kate at misskate-
The Tree House Academy,
2120 Will Hardee Road, is
enrolling for the 2013-14
school year for infants age six
weeks through 12 years old.
Before and after school care
and holiday programs avail-
able, with transportation to
Southside and Emma Love,
free VPK and VPK Wrap, state
approved Beyond Centers and
Circle Time/Cribs to Rattles
programs and an Early Learn-
ing Bible Series for each age
group. Children from state
'approved funding agencies
accepted. Contact director
Bobbie Matthews at 432-7078.

Girl Scouts of Nassau Visit
County is seeking girls in The academy uses pb&j TV
grades K-12 to join Girl technology,,so parents can
Scouts. They will host recruit- watch their children via their
ments at the Girl Scout Hut, cell phones and tablets.
25 South 13th St.', Fernandina pO
Beach, on Monday, Aug. 12, CO p pieSOOOl
Wednesday, Aug. 14 and The Amelia Island Parent
Thursday, Aug. 15,from 5-8 Co-Operative Preschool is reg-
p.m. each night. Come out istering students for the 2013-
and find out what a girl can do 14 school year. AIPCP is a
in Girl Scouts., The group also nonprofit preschool that offers
'is looking for adults to lead a quality education for 2 and 3
troops. Contact 528-8726 for year olds. The 2-year-old class'
more information. is Tuesdays and Thursdays
FreeVPKatV from 9:15 a.m"12:15 p.m. and
.rmVP aI the 3-year-old class is Monday,
S The. McAkthuir'Family Wednesday and Fridays from
-YMCA offers free VPK pro- 9:15 am.-12:15 p.m. The
gram with daily activities like school is located at 5040 First
'familiarization with the alpha- CoastHwy.., nextto the Dome
bet, numbers and colors .' Healing Center. For informa-
. through arts and crafts and 'tioncall 261-11'61.
Learning games. The program i,
will run from n 9 am.-noon Mon.s.ri enrolling
Monda.-Friday, Aug "12-May Amelia Island,Montessori
22, with an extended care School, 1423 Julia St, is
option, at the YMCA Atlantic enrolling for the 2013-14
Kids Campus off Atlantic school year. AIMS also partici-
Avenue and North 13th Street pates in the state VPK pro-
in Fernandina Beach and the gram for those who will turn 4
'Yulee Kids Campus off Pages, on or before Sept. 1 and'
Dairy Road and LIS 17 accepts McKay and Step Up
Contact Sheila at 583-1608 or for Students Scholarships. For information or a tour, visit
SA IC eei ng www.ameliaislandmontes-
ACmeetig orcall261-6610.
The School Advisory
ofruncil of Feranmrrd trR h--lr ea ait" .
'High School will hold its orga- Peck Head Startof
nizational meeting for the Fernandina Beach/Yulee is
2013-14 school year on Thurs- now enrolling children ages 3-
day, Aug. 22 at 3:30 p.m in.the 5 for the 2013-14 schoolyear.
main office conference room. For, more information contact
For any questions and/or con- Brenda Haffner at 491-3631 or
cerns, contact Spencer G 491-3630.
Lodreeat261.-5713. r, ot

Science academy
River Otter Science
Academy offers home school
classes for ages 8-14, starting
Sept. 9, including Physics for
Kids, Ecology of a Barrier
Island, Junior Lifeguard Class,
Homeschool PE and Garden-
ing. Visit www.riverorteracad- Contact Angela Ray.
at 415-5223.
Step by Step Learning
Centers are registering for the
new school year, including
free VPK. Morning and after-
noon classes and wrap-around
care are offered.
The program includes
transportation by Step by Step
or the Nassau County School
system. bi eakfast in the mom n-
ing program, after school
tutoring, snacks, games.
music and dance, outside
time, a reading program, arts
and crafts and soccer shots
Call 277-8700
Miss Kate's Pre K. 1303
Jasmine St., is now enrolling
Southside students for the
school year after-care pro-
gram, offering small class
size, good teacher/student

Boy Scout Troop 89 meets
each Monday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.,
at the Adam Kelley Scout Hut;,
South 13th Street Troop 89,
sponsored by Fernandina
Beach Rotary Club has a. .
strong record for helping
mold boys through teani work
and througlf individual
endeavors in communications,
personal fitness and other life-
skill areas. For more informa-
tion, contact Scoutmaster Dan .
Matricia at 277-9611 or come
to the Scout Hut during meet-.
ing times.
The Nassau Alcohol Crime
and Drug Abaterient Coali-
tion (NACDAC) announces
the release of a free Resource
Guide for substance abuse
and mental Health for Nassau
and surrounding counties.`
The guide provides informa-
tion on local agencies and
providers, contact informa-
tion, types of services and pay-
ment types accepted. The
guides will be available at area
health care providers,
schools, law enforcement sites
and the NACDAC office at 516
South 10th St., Suite 211.
For information visit www. or call 277-3699.



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check the Nasau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd; next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
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discrimination based on '.race;,'
color, religion, sex, handicap
familial status or national origin,
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IdIscrimination.'- 4 "
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knowingly accept any advertising
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of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis. '.
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financing of. houalngi call the
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. The Town: of Hilliar., is seekir.g a
, qualified candidate to fill the part time
: position of Parks and Ricreation
successful candidate will ,develop and
conduct classes within the Parks and
SRecreation Department of the! Town of
HIlliard. The. position requires the
S. following.- certifications, a Certified
Gymnastics Instructor and will require
that. the. Instructor be CPR 'certified
within 90 days of employment.
The Town of Hilliard Is an Equai
Opportunity Employer and a Drug .Free
Workplace. Post-offer physical,
required. Applications may be, picked
up at Town Hall located at .15859 West
County Road 108, Hillliard, Florida from
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will be accepted until position Is filled.
Service, 6 30am-llam, I-on-Fn Apply
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Learn to )drlvi for US Xpressi .'Earn
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368-1964 AhF ,
DRIVERS-. $5,000 Sign-On Bonus!
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available full time. in Fernandlna M-F,
8:30atn-5pm.'The ideal candidate must
be an organized self-starter, willing to
learn & have above average customer
service skills. Position requires accurate
typing skills, attention to detail" the
ability to follow procedures, handle
'multiple tasks & work as part of a
team. Previous office experience
required. Email resume with typing
speed and expected rate of pay In'
confidence to
seeking ,,a self-motivated office
administrator. Candidate will have
thorough knowledge of QuickBooks
though G1 recohdhliation. Must also'
know MicroSoft 08, Excel, & Word. We
offer competitive salary 8& benefits.
Email,'. resume to:
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CAN YOU'DIG IT? Heavy Equipment
Operator ,'training "3 wk hands. on
program. Bulldozer-, backhoes,
excavators Lifetime lob placemTent,
assistance Nlational Certs; VA benefits
eligible (866)362-6497. ANF .,'.
AUDITOR Experience preferred
Apply at holiday Inn Express, 76071
Sidney Place, Yulee or call (90-4)849-
DRIVERS ..-'earn, 50 up to, 55 cpm
loaded., 1.1000 sign on to qualified
dnvers Home most weekends.
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SERVER for breakfast/lunct. Must
be experienced. Call for appointment
,(904)225-8248. . .
downtown Fernandina Is looking
for a -lainenance Tech. Experience
preferred Must be able to work nights,
weekends, and holidays Resumes can
be sent to bob.ramshaw,.,hllton com.
Applications need to be obtained at the
Hotel No phone calls please

DOWNTOWN Popular and Unique
downtown retail store. 30K
Inventory. (904)624 4783.

CAREGIVER seeking position
Experienced with Alztheimers,
handicapped. References. Save this aa
(904) 261-3494
20 years experience Low rates.
Supplies provided. References
available. Call new number
(904)234-6459. .
residential, move-outs, rentals. Free
estimates Reasonable prices. Lit /Ins.
Jeannie 904-572-6023/904-624-5210

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Helping. Seniors with 'their
independence and giving family
members a helping hand. Many
services available, rates vary and
references available upon request. Call
Sandy 631-7917.

Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465

.office work. Excellent phone,
organization & computer skills. My
schedule & salary" are -negotlable.
(904)206-2270 : or

;:- 10 years local experience. Lower than
cleaner's rates. Please save this ad.

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3-FAMILY YARD SALE- Furniture,
linens, glassware, teen clothes,
punching bag, air hockey, baskets,
toys, lots of good stuff, Sat., 7am-
11am, Sun., 9am-noon. 2405 Via Del
Rey, near FB Golf Course.

1/2 mile south of light in Yulee. Sat.
8/10, 9am-lpm.

YARD SALE 86037 Meadowbrook Ln.
in ','ulee off AlA near Lofton Creek,
Satl 8/110 only from 7:30am-noon.
Household .items, TVs, small desk,
Aater skis, sewing machines, clothes
(teen girls & womens, & much more.

MOVING SALE! Sat: 8/10,, 8am-
2pm. 1830 Clinch Dr., Femandina Bch.
Many items! Furniture, .pictures, art,
crafts, kitchen appliances, decor from a
model home and much more!

MOVING SALE 96422 Nassau Lakes
Circle. Fri. 8/9 & Sat. 8/10, 7:30am-?
Everything goes

bed, antiques, jewelry. Friday, 9am-
4p.m. 2217 Florida Ave.

HUGE MOVING SALE Sports equip.,
-alrsoft guns, furniture, tools, air
hockey, football, pool table, bunk
beds., 96056 Dowling Dr., off
Blackrock Rd. Fri., Sat., Sun., 7:30am-

Lots of household Items, 'chandeliers,
decor items. Fri. 8/9, 8am-lpm & Sat.
8/10, 8am-12pm. ...

YARD SALE Dick King Rd., Yulee.
Sat.:8/10, 8am. Men's, women's, baby
clothing, carrier, toys, furniture,
Christmas Items, framed art. nurses.

SALE Fri 8/19 & Sat..- 8/10. 8am- L .....
2prr. Aritiqu clocks, depression glass, -' ,
housancold items,'IF rt, books, clothes,:
small furniture,, andd more.., lots of.
trinkets pncee to sell bring quarters'
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GREAT YARD SALE Fri & Sat, 9am.
2prn Collectibles, liners, glassware,.'
rolls clothes lot o r interesting teams' ,
Nottinagham Dr between S. J4th St &
Old Amnelia Rd

MOVING SALE 8,9 & 8,10 8-12
Queen 4-poster bed frame, dresser w/
mirror, Highboy chest, tables, lamps,
trunk, entertainment center glassware
dishes, chest freezer household, TV
ITisc $615 tMarsh LakeA Dr.

404 N. 13TH TERRACE 14th St west.
o0 Date.' NASCAR collcutDles Garden,
home, tool items. Stuff from the
storagee unnit Sat & Sun, 8am-?

er a^k 2 Units Available

Joe' FE 1250 sq.ft.
Each unit different floor
I BARBER plan starting at $1 00o
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Houses Trailers Patiosf
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* 3BR/PJ2BA home on Lofton Creek 2,600
sq.ft, Dock. garage/workshop, Large lot.
gourmet kitchen, many other bonus's
$1,950/mo. Plus utilities.
*Ocean Park. 3BR/2BA Furnished with
I-car garage, available monthly or long
term $2,200 with unities included.
2BR/IBA Ocean-vtew. 487 S. Fletchler.
Across the street from the beach. All
util, wi-fi,TV & phone.
* 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1850/wk plus taxes & cleaning fee.
*Five Points Village, 1,200 sq. ft.AIA/S. 8th
St. exposure Great for retail, services,
or office $1200/mo.' + sales tax. I
S850688 US HWY 17, 1,210 sq.ft build-
ing with 3.8 acres of fenced property,
formerly a Nursery with some out-
building and a green house still on
* Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be
joined for. one, 1,600 sq ft space, AIA
next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +
CAM &Tax ,
* Amrelia Park Unit B -Z small office (2
rooms) with bath, 576 sq. ft. $ 1050/mno.
'+-sales tax.
* FIve PointsVillage 1,200 sq f.AIA/S 8th
St. exposure Great for retail, services,
or office. $1,200/mo +sales tax.,
*1839 S. 8th SC adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft. $1700/mo. lease +
tax.Sale alsq considered.
90 .6.01

Help Us Build a Beier Ubray
Hundreds of people rely on our Library every
day. They research colleges, scholarships,
careers, businesses; do homework, learn
new skills, trace their ancestors, enrich their
lives. But this vital resource greatly needs
more space, updating, renovations and your
help. Now.'

The Friends of the Library is w rkin swith
Fernandina Beach and NassaU County to
make our ibraryn bigger and better. 'e're'
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Contact: Phil Griffin

- Own your own mountain retreat w/
National Forest access in the beautiful
Blue Ridge Mtns. 1+ acre mtn view
homesite in gated mtn community,
bargain priced at only $14,900 way
below cost! Paved road, municipal
water, underground power. Financing.
Call now 1-866-952-5303 x32. ANF

ABSOLUTE AUCTION :-: andalusia,
Alabama, Covington Co. 188+/- acres
offered- in 5-8. acre .parcels,
combos/entirety, 3 houses, metal
building. 8/20, 1pm.
(205)326-0833. Granger, Thagard &
Assoc., Jack F. Granger, #873. ANF

I ;amabas
Needs volunteers to help Nassau County I
families who need food, shelter
and basic necessities. <
Cal: 904.261.7000 for more info

YULEE Nice SW $750 rental
available. Water inc. Small dog or
service animals only. Call (904)501-
5999. Possible rent to own.

ON ISLAND 3/2 SWMH in park $185
wk/$750 mo + 'dep & utils. Also 1BR
apts & 2/2 & 3/1 .duplexes inc all utils
starting $235 wk. Details 261-5034.

RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.

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

mo. + $400 deposit. Service animals
only. Call (904)261-9729.


ON ISLAND Iffic. $145 wK/$575 m.
1BR apts $225wk/$895: mo. 2/2 duplex
$235wk/$950 mo. 3/1 duplex $275 wk
+ dep, IncI all utils. Details 261-5034.

now accepting applications (904)
277-7817. Affordable living located
at 996 Citrona' Dr., Fernandina
Beach, FL. Rent starts at $572 per
month. Central A/C. 1 & 2 bedroom
apts avail. TDD Hearing Impaired
number #711 "This institutions an
equal opportunity provider arnd
employer.'Equal Housing
Opportunity" "'

UNF. APT. 2BR/1BA, N. 14th St.
CH&A, stove, refrig., washpr/dryer,
dishwasher. 1 year lease. '$800/mo.
Service animals only. (904)557-8464

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'Starting at


W/D Connections
Large Closets
Private Patios
.Sparkling Pool-
Tennis Courts

.Close to schools and shopping.
20 minutes to Jacksorille or Ferniandina.


37149 Codv Circle ,
S.Hilliard, Florida
Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30
Sat./Sun. byAppt:

City Apartments
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Office Space All utilities, CAM, & tax-
Included. 2 rooms, 370sf. $695. Calt
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.'
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,.
break room, & security. For Info call

good. Needs A/C repair. 187,000 miles.
$1,750. Call (904)261-8073.
AWD, leather, heated seats, 113,000
miles. Looks great! Runs great
$6,500. Original owner. 321-1976


upen House
Saturday, August 10
from 1- 4pm
85522 Bostiek-Wood-Drive
.. (in NdrHi-Hatnptntn)'"
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
MLS# 60214
3124 sq. feet 4 bedrooms /3 baths
Price -$369,000
SScreened In-ground Pool
Listing agents Sam Sell &'TinaKidd
Watson'Realty Corp.
904-625-6678- Sam
904-206-3677- Tina

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OCEANFRONT LOT in Jacksonville
Beach. Zoned & ready to build on.
Reduced to $589,900. (904)868-2150
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.

*10Farms &
200 ACRE
200 acres in-prime location only 20
minutes from downtown Jacksonville.
Loaded with TIMBER, this property is
priced to sell at only $599,900. Call
Brian at (904)583-9922.
OWNER MUST SELL .- Beautifully
wooded homesite located next to
crystal clear mountain lake, -WISP ski
area & brand-new golf course. Only
.$79,900. Adjoining lot sold for
$249,000.- Bank will finance. Call
(301)387-8100 x91. ANF


K57 Condos-Fuish
Nicely furnished, with 2-car garage,
pool, tennis courts. $1275/mo., utilities
ind. Call (904)261-0816 or 557-1682.
1BR./1BA, W/D, next to Ritz Carlton.
$1,199-$1,399/mo including utilities.
Call (904)261-0816 or 557-1682.

- large condos overlooking Intercoastal
Waterway, 3BR/3.SBA, fireplace, wet
bar, gated community, pool and
parking garage. Rent starts at
$2750/mo. Call (904)753-4147 or
2BR/2BA CONDO on the beach.
$1250/mo. Call Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
1860 Homes-Unfurnishj
corn for the most recent information
on Long Term Rentals. Updated Dally.
Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's
Premier Rental Comrany

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