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FRIDAY.AuGuST6.2013/20 PAGE-S 2 SECIlONSifbnewsleadercom

Fee returns impact budget
According to City Attorney Tammi Bach, impact.fee increases in
2009 were iot properly noticed to the public 90 days prior to the date they
were to take effect. '
City commissioners approved a repeal of the increases earlier this
month because the refinancing of three utility bonds required them to
do so due to the error in notice.
Commissioners approved reimbursement of the fees Aug. 6, and
S500,600 was added to-the city's budget for that purpose this week. The
budget has yet to reach final approval for fiscal year 2013-14.
Bach said Wednesday the city is "going through lists of people who
have paid" the increases in impact fees that were repealed.
In 2009 the city increased the impact-fees charged to property own-
ers when they applied for a building permit, from $1,500 to $1,931 per
equivalentt residential unit," or ERU. -
A'class action lawsuit filed against the city' in August 2011 alleges at
'l. stf *af"those fees wre used to mak ..6,ittures" payments to
Ferida. Public Utilities rather than to accornimodate new growth of the
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Judge grants class status

in city impact fee suit


The Nassau County Circuit Court
has granted class certification in a law-
suit brought against the city for alleged
illegal use of impact fees.
The lawsuit filed in August 2011
with lead plaintiff Joanne Conlon and
.about 700 additional plaintiffs that are
residents of Fernandina Beach claims
the city illegally used impact fees to
cover a "futures" payment in its pur-
chase of Florida Public Utility's water
utility, rather than to accommodate new

growth of that utility.
According to the written order issued
Aug. 9 by Jutdge Brian Davis, "at least
340 persons or entities have paid the
impact fees," which were "deposited into
the city's bank accounts and commin-
gled with other funds."
The city paid $18.95 million for FPU's
potable water utility in 2002, with an
agreement to' make an additional $7.5
million "futures" payment over a period
of seven years. The price was $7 mil-
lion or 37 percent over the appraisal
by Hartmian & Associates, according to
the court document. '

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege
the city "intentionally and continuously
concealed the true purpose of the impact
fees in regard to the city's obligations
under the contract with FPU."
Local attorney Clinch Kavanaugh,
co-counsel for the plaintiffs, has said
previously that he had "a lot of concern"
impact fees were being used to pay
bonds. "The city buys' (the water sys-
tem) and pays too much for it," he said
in 2010. "You're nailing businessmen to
a cross."
IMPACT Continued on 3A

County cracks down on signs
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The Nassau County Commission has voted to amend its sign ordinance to ban a wider range of signage, including the snipe signs, walkers
and dancers that have become a ubiquitous sight on busy county roads, above.

Officials say' enough to'tacky' roadside displays

VNeV's Leader

On corners and sidewalks across Nassau County,
Assign wavers have become ubiquitous: dancers and
spinners promote shops across a wide range of.
services, including pizzas, nail salons, jazzerciw,
mattresses, storage lockers, cash for gold and mole.
Need help with your taxes? Lady Liberty will
point the way. And if you crave a chicken sandwich,
an inflatable cow marks your meal. ,
"Those signs are great because they pull in cus-
tomers," says Mwra Torres, manager of Cash for
Gold & Silver locatedin a strip fall on the corner"
ol SR 200 and Blackrock Road.
The >tore frequently positions sign wavers along:
the grass patch of lawn along the roadway, where
the speed limit is 55 mph.
"It makes drivers slow down and look, and when:
l don't have the sign guys outside I see a big drop
in business," explained Torres.,
As effective as signs and sign spinners may be,
county officials call them tacky. And worse, say
they are a distraction to drivers. Now they are mov-
ing in with their own sign: Stop.
At its meeting Monday night, the Nassau County
Commissioif voted 4 to 1 to amend its sign ordinance
to ban a wider range of signage, including snipe
signs, banners. walkers, dancers, flags and wind
characters. The ordinance covers property extend-
ing 1,000 feet on either side of AlA from 1-95 to the
Shave Bridge, and at that distance, would likely
reach into private property. Commissioner Steve
Kelley voted no.
"We're going to get into trouble with the First
Amendment telling people what they can and can't
do with their property," said Kelley during board dis-
County Attorney David Hallman explained that
the board would not violate the First Amendment or
anyone's right to privacy under the ordinance.
Additionally, Commissioner Walter "Jr." Boatright
pointed out that private property owners are already

'We 're in competition with every
city in the world to attract visitors
and businesses here and if you look
at other resort communities they
have their sign language together'

subject to many codes. "Try putting some goats in
youryard and you'll find out what you can and can-.
not do," he said.
SNo citizens or business owners showed up to
speak for or against the ordinance. The board first
discussed it in July and scheduled the second read-
ing Monday night
Officials say the problem is largely along the
15-mile stretch of AIA between 1-95 and the Shave
-Bridge an area that has rapidly become the coun-
ty's main shopping district although there are
some trouble spots in county portions of Amelia
Island as well.
AIA is often referred to as the islapd's gateway,.
.and officials say the front yard is littered with signs
that do not conform with code. Now, they say, it's
time to clean up.
"AIA is the gateway to a beautiful island and
beautiful beaches," said Peter King, director of
growth management for Nassau County. "We're in
competition with every city in the world to attract
visitors and businesses here and if you look at other
resort communities they have their sign language
That commissioners would ban such signs at
all is surprising to managers at Vino's Pizza.
The restaurant has two locations, including Yulee
and Fernandina Beach, and uses a mix of signage
to lure customers, including snipe signs, banners,
sign wavers and a female dummy whose wig and

'We are a small business, family.
owned, and we are trying to make'
a. living. Wt" pick on us?',

busty sweatshirt catch the eye. Drivers have been,
seen stopping their vehicles to take a photo with her.
"Signs are fun and they bring us customers,"
said M.C., a manager at the pizzeria's Fernandina
Beach location, in an interview last week.
MC says his two young cousins wave signs for
the pizzeria along 14th Street south ofTJ Courson
Boulevard and they have been working hard this
"It's fun and it works," said MC.
His wife, Ashley Celen, says the ordinance to ban
signs and sign wavers will hit them in the cash reg-
"We are a small business, family owned, and we
are trying to make a living," said Celen. "Why pick
on us?"
While sign wavers might make people stop and
shop, not everyone likes what they see.
"It decreases the integrity of the neighborhood,"
says Dr. Bruce Glickman, a chiropractor with an
office in the same Yulee shopping center as Cash for
Gold and Vino's Pizza. "Here We are, the entrance
to the island, and visitors scoot by here and they
wonder what's going on here, and what is this all
In addition to visual clutter, Glickman says the
signs and wavers are an affront to people who play
by the rules.
"If they weren't out there waving signs, drivers
would have more of an opportunity to see the signs
that are properly mounted," says Glickman. "It does
SIGNS Continued on 3A


funds for


At a budget workshop Monday, city
commissioners appioved giving
$10,000 to the Amelia Island N'Li-1eum
of History, but declined to award grants
to any other local nonprofits
Commissioners also decided to
keep a I51.000 payment to the Nassau
County Library System in the budget,
in spiteof their own argurnients against
it But they could niot cime t(, a Cii.i
decision about whether to pay 33,000
'annually for cleanup after the Isle of
Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.
Mayor Sarah Pelican, Vice Mayor
Charles Corbett and Commissioner
Pat Gass had adamant objections to
the ciry"donating a suggested total
amount of $35,000 to local nonprofits.
Theyargued the county already gives
to those organizations and that resi-
dents should decide for themselves
whether to donate, rather than having
the decision made for them by com-
But Commissioners ArleneFilkoff
and Ed Boner contended nonprofits
'need city money to qualify for addi-
tional grants, and .hat residents bene-
fit from those organizations. -
Gass said nonprofits "are wonderful
and need to be contributed to," but
that instead of being chosen by city
officials, people should decide for them-
selves which to support.
"These people are too intelligent to
be insulted that way," Gass said.
S"It's not ours to spend, but we have
to spend it in the best way possible for
the community," Boner said. He added
that with matching grants, the city's
donations to nonprofits are multiplied.
Pelican said she had gone through
the list of nonprofits and noted the only
one that does not get money from the
county was the Amelia Island Museum
of History. About 20 supporters and
employees of the museum attended
the budget meeting. The museum had
originally asked the city for a $15,Q000
Filkoff compared the allotted
$35,000 for nonprofits to the several
hundred thousand dollars the city has
committed to the new Nassau Humane
Society building. "It seems to me it's
the community's responsibility, so the
city doesn't end up with more burden,"
she said. "These are people, and we're
talking about $35,000."
"If I presumably want to donate to
these, I choose to do that," Pelican
said. "I feel everybody should have a

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FRIDAY. AUGUST 16,2013 NEWS News-Leader

State to assess sinkhole risk

TALLAHASSEE- A.$1.08 million fed-
eral grant will allow the Florida
Geological Survey, in conjunction with
the FloridaDivision of Emergency
Management, to conduct a statewide
assessment of sinkhole vulnerability in
Florida starting this fall.
The grant was funded by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency in con-
junction with the Florida Division of
Emergency Management. The three-year
project will start with geologists conduct-
ing a one-year pilot study in Hamilton,
Columbia and Suwannee counties. The
results of the pilot study will culminate in
the production of a model that will gener-
ate a map showing the relative vulnerabil-
ity of these counties to potential sinkhole
Formation. The resulting model will then
be used to produce a statewide map dur-
ing the -following two years.
"Florida's geology is complex and this
grant will allow the Florida Geological
Survey to produce a predictive tool that
will refine our understanding of sinkhole
occurrence throughout the state," said,
Dr. Jon Arthur, director of the Florida
Geological'Survey. "Ultimately, this
assessment will aid planners, builders
and environmental regulators for the bet-
terment of human health and safety as
wella6 the/economy."
Sinkholes are a common, natural fea-
ture of Florida's landscape because I ..
Florida sits on several thousand feet of
porous limestone. Porous limestone
aquifers can produce billions of gallons of



repo rted ma
m ,
The public has reported hiun- hel
dreds of sightings of Florida d
Panthers to the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation :: N
Commission (FWC) website the
launched a year ago, where peo- extt
pie can record when and where i
'they saw a panther or its tracks. over
As of August, the publichad n
submitted 790 sightings to
Only 12percent of the reports : Bos
included a photograph and Moo
could be evaluated by commis-
sion biologists. Of those with
photos, the majority were con-
Sfirmed as panthers.
Other animals identified by
FWC biologists were bobcats, ,.
foxes, coyotes, dogs, house cats '
'., and even monkey. Most often
the reported animal or tracks '
belonged to' a bobcat,. when it
was not a panther. The verified ".
- '.panther reports were largely j"
confined to southwest Florida,' ;:J
the well-documented breeding -
range for panthers in the state.
,,There also were several vei-'
fled sightings in south central'
Florida, : TA
"' The public's willingness to' Uthe hi
share what they have seen or : flood
collected on game cameras is this
incredibly helpful and shows us Depai
Where panthers presumably are emph
roaming in Florida," said Darrell reside
.Land, who heads the FWC's ing tl
Panther team. "We thank every- quito-
one using the Report Florida vent
S.Panther Sightings website and.,r
'and encourage others to-par- should
ticipate in this citizen-science' cover
Venturee.. .., ... Drain
"As the population of this ,* I
endangered speciesgrows, the cans, I
FWC expects more Florida pan- brs, t
others to be seen in areas of the other
State where they have not lived kler o
for decades," Land said. "To *
Properly plan and manage for bottle
the expansion of the panther's broke
S range in Florida, information items
-about where the panthers are
is -vital.,' The FWC has .anew -
!" to identify panther.''
:tracks" available, at ww T 1
:FloridaPantherNet6rg. ,
i The Florida panther popula-
tion is estimated to be 100 to
<160 adults and yearlings,.a fig- C
.ure that does not include pan- Nort
theirr kittens. As recently as the open
:1970s, the Florida panther was grou]
!close to disappearing, witl{ as expe:
few as 20 animals in the wild; loved
;Learn more about Florida~pan-, A
others at www.FloridaPanther grouj
:Netorg ticipa

fresh water. Naturally
A acidic groundwater
and rainwater dis-
a solves limestone, leav-
ing behind void
spaces. The resulting
IN M void spaces can lead
to the formation of
sinkholes, caves, and springs, all of which
are called karst features.
The information gathered will help
improve the State of Florida Enhanced
Hazard Mitigation Plan risk assessment
Section on sinkholes as well as its corre-
sponding mitigation strategies. An appen-
dix to the State Hazard Mitigation Plan -
will be added to the project's full findings.
"The Florida Division of Emergency
Management is pleased to be a part of *'
this project," said FDEM Director Bryan
W. Koon. "Sinkholes present a potential
hazard to many Floridians throughout -
the state. By better understanding sink-
hole vulnerability in Florida, we.will be
better able to prevent loss of life and
property and keep Florida's families
safe." '
'The requestwas sparked by Tropical
Storm Debby, which brought heavy rain-
fall to Florida in June 2012, triggering the.
formation of sinkholes. In the months
leading up to Tropical Storm Debby's
. record rainfall event, most of Florida had
been experiencing extreme drought con-
ditions, resulting in lowered water levels.
in our aquifers: The result was an out-
break of sinkholes when rainwater:

Members of the
nandina Beach High
hool band and color
lard raised approxd-
itely$ 1,500 at their
yard and bake sale
iturday, Aug. 3. The'
oney will be.used to
p defray traisporta-
o' costs to the state
co.n petition in
ovember. Last year,
e group added to its
pensive trophy collec-
Ion with a fifth-place
all'win. Color guard
members at the bake
sale table, from left,
include Hannah
well, 14; Kimberlee
re, 16; and Hannah
Coaldey, 16.

Sinkholes present a potential
hazard to many Floridians....
By better understanding
sinkhole vulnerability in
Florida, we will be better able
to prevent loss of life and
property and keep Florida's
families safe.'

caused dry underground voids previ-
ously filled with water to collapse.
Benefits of the project include more
effective mitigation planning to reduce
loss of life and property by lessening the
impact of sinkholes on Florida's popula-
tion and infrastructure; better under-
standing of sinkhole susceptibility, an
increased understanding of Florida's
karst terrain and hydrogeology, and how
that affects the state. The assessment will
help environmental regulators, growth
management planners, the construction
Industry and local governments in devel-
oping protective designs as additional
information about Florida's geology will
facilitate planning for possible sinkhole
For more information, please visit -

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esidentsurged to protect

~i inst m squit diseases Empty and clean bird- eucalyptus and lRq535. are
cavy rainfall and isolated baths andpets' water bowls at. elective.
ng throughout the state least once'or mice a week. Use mosquito netting to
summer, the Florida Protect boats and vehi- protect children younger than
rtimerit of Health (DOH) cles from rain with tarps that 2 months old. ...,
asizes the importance of don't accumulatewater. Cover doors and windows
cents and visitors protect- Maintain swimmingpools' with screens: : .
themselves against mos- in good condition and appro,' Keep mosquitoes out of
borne diseases. To pre- priately .chlorinated. Empty your house Repair broken
mosquitoes from living- plastic swimming pools when screening on windows, doors,
multiplying individuals not in use. porches and patios.,
d remember to drain and Cover your skin with: .Symfptoms ,of West,Nile
r Clothing If you must be, virus and other mosquito-borne
i standing wate:h outside when mosquitoes are illnesses may include
Drain water from garbage active, cover up.:. Wear shoes, headachefever, fatigue, dizzi-
btckets, pool covers, cool- socks, long pants and long ness,and confusion. For infor-
oys, flowerpots ort any sleeves.' nation on mosquito-borne ill-
containers where sprin- Repellent Apply mos- nesses, visit theEnvironmental
r rainwater has collected. quito repellent to bare skin and Health website at www.doh.
Discard old tires, drums, clothing. Always use repellents
es, cans, pots and paps, according to the label. icine/arboviral/info_linksgen-
en appliances and other Repellents withi10-30 percent erathtmor callyourlocalcoun-
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-ended grief support support resource. 1
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p format allows new par- The grofip meets every sec- m
ants to join the group at ond and fourth Thursday of

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he month from 1-2:30 p.m. at
he Nassau County Council on
Aging, 1367. South 18th St.,
Fernandina Beach.
Community Hospice sup-
port groups create a safe and
comfortable environment
here you can bond with oth-
ers who have experienced a
similar loss.
For information or to learn
whether a Community Hos-
pice support group might be
right for you, call Joanne
Bernard, LCSW, at (904)




Advocates needed
Florida's Long-Term Care -
Ombudsman Program needs i
volunteers to join its corps of i
advocates who protect the
rights of elders residing in
Nursing homes, assisted liv-
ing facilities and adult family
care homes. The program's
local council is seeking addi-
tional volunteers to identify, .
investigate and resolve resi-
dents' concerns. Training
and certification provided, .
If you are interested in
protecting the health, safety,
welfare and rights of long-
term care facility residents -
who often have no one else-
to advocate for them call
toll-free (888) 831-0404. Visit E
the program's website at
afimalsv ilj
August is Homeless
Animals Month in Fernan-
dina Beach as proclaimed by.
'Mayor Sarah Pelican. At this
time, rescue groups and
shelters are filled with many,
cats'.and dogs that need a T
second chance: Consider
Adding a, new pet to your
home and help make the
world abetter place one ani-
mal6tatime. a
Cats Angels will comn-
memprate International .
Homeless Animals Day onr'
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 tWelcome
to join in. Visit www.isaron- for more information
on International Homeless
Animals, Day and the events
taking place around the
world to commemorate this
'day Don't forget to spay and
, neuter, it's the responsible
solution to animal, overpopu-
.GaryW. Belson "
Associates Inc. will hold a
concealed'weapon license :
course at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Aug, ,L7' and 5:30 p.m: Aug.
'.22 id 26. A. basic, with
deleriivetactics'course will
'be heldat 7:45' Aug. 18
",and 31' FNirdetails contact .*.'. t
Belsr.iat.491-S3&&, i t04)
476-2037 or gbelson'1bell- .:. Visit www-.The
Confederate sons
The SonSr of Confederate
Veterarws will meet Aug 19at
7 p.m at the Pig Barbeque
Restaurant in Callahan The
program will feature report
on the (etrN'sburg Battle
reenactment. The public is '
,. invited.. *.,, '. .
Divorce support
DivorceCare is a 13-week
support group and seminar,
for people experiencing sepa-
ration and divorce Each ses-
sion features videotapes with
nationally recognized
experts on divorce and
recovery topics and an
opportunity for group discus-.
sion of the emotional and
painful issues sur'r6unding
this topic. This is anon-
denominational group, open
to all A new groups form- ,
Sing and will start at 6:15 p.m.
Aug. 21 at Amelia Baptist
Church. Contacts are Paul
and Lori Rose, 491-3395,
There is a dinner each
.Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.'.
Free food
The Nassau County
Hunger Coalition and
Second Harvest will deliver
free produce; dairy, bakery
goods and meat starting at 1
p.m. until all the food is gone
on Aug. 21 at Yulee United
Methodist Church, 86003
Christian Way, Yulee; and
Aug. 29 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center
auditorium, 2500 Atlantic
Ave.; Fernandina Beach...
Celebration picnic
Trinity United Methodist
Church will host its annual
Celebrate Jesus Picnic at 11
a~m. on Aug. 24 at the





Florida and Georgia officials met to discuss
building a high-level bridge from Fernandin .
Beach to St Marys, Ga. ..
August 15, 1963

National and state elected officials joined ,
Amelia residents in efforts to have sand
dredged by the Navy from the St. Marys River
placed on island beaches, not offshore.
August 14, 19S6
Due to an error, the county collected $1.3
million less in property taxes for 2002-3 than
August 13, 2003

church on the corner of
South Eighth and Ash
streets. The community is
invited to attend, participate
n praise and worship as well
as enjoy food and fun.
Leawringseries :
Family Support Services
of North Florida will focus
on Barnabas Center's expan-
sion plans at the Breakfast
Learning Series, Aug. 27 at 9
a.m. FSS offers the free edu.
national program at its Nas-
sau County office, 87001
Professional Way in Yulee.
Networking and continental
breakfast begin at &30 a.m.;
program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Register to attend at FSS. or
Guest speaker Wanda
Lanier, executive'director,
Barnabas Center, will dis-
cuss the center's future plans
in distributing. food in
Nassau County, future role
in delivering comprehensive
and integrative health care;
and ongoing services, pro-
grams and satellite locations.
.. The-FSS- Nassau Office
is located in the Lofton
ProfessionalPlaza, near the
intersection of S.R. 200 and
Christian Way, by the Lofton
Creek Animal Clinic.
Bridge seminar
M"rty Bergen, a 10-time -
national bridge champion
and American C6ntract !
Bridge League (ACBL)
Grand Life Master, will con- -
duct a two-day seminar for
both intermediate-and ''.-
advanced bridge players at
the Champions Club at
Julington Creek, 1111 Dur- '
bin Creek Blvd. in Jackson-
ville, on SepLt. 11 and 12.
The fee is $225 and
includes'f Tour sessions of les-
sons, dally lunches, Bergen's
notes and lesson papers,
door prizes and your choice
of any two of his new book-
lets. Space is limited.
Advance registration is
required. Contact Carole
Sinoff at Bergenseminar@ or call her at (904)
Help needed
The all-volunteer Yulee
lnterf-Qth Dinner Network
needs the community's help
to cohinue to rbvvidethot,
healthy rnealsaoadults and'
.children experiencing
hunger irl our community. .
just S25 provides enough
meat to serve a hot meal to
50 people. To help, contact, .
the network at info@chnas-, 556-2496, or send .
donations to The Coalition .
for the Homeless, PO. Box .
16123, Fernandina Beach, .
FL 32035. Pleaseput YIDN ,
in thememo line.
celebration .
Fall 2013 marks 40 years .
since the opening ofAmelia :
Island Montessori School.
Celebrations are being
planned including a special .
dedication to the late Jane
Grieveson, who devoted
more than 30 years to the
school. Organizers want to
find all former, students, par- :
ents, grandparents, faculty
and board members. Visit
www.ameliaislandmontes- and click on-"40 .
Year. Celebration" to learn
more, reconnect, submit pic-
tures or memorabilia or get
involved. Join the Facebook
group "Amelia Island Monte-
ssori Matters," 'email alumni
@ameliaislandmontessori. :
corn or call 261-6610. .'
Old glasses wanted
The Nassau County
Volunteer Center, in partner-
ship with the Lions Club of 1
Fernandina Beach, is collect- i
ing used and about-to-be dis- :
carded eyeglasses, sunglass-;
es and hearing aids for use
in developing countries to
improve the quality of life.
Currently,'there is an urgent
need for these items.
Drop off your old glasses
or hearing aids at the Nassau
County Volunteer Center,
1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A
The center enlists volunteers
to support nonprofit agen-
des and their work in
Nassau County and conducts
'projects of its own-to assist
those in need. For informa-

tion or to volunteer, stop in
the office, call 261-2771 or
email ncvcfb@aotcom.- "

Mg. Amelia "Amy"
Sexauer, 58, Fernandina
Beach, died on Monday, Aug. 5,
2013. Services will be held
Wednesday, Aug. 21 at4 p.m. at
he Auxiliary Park of Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
Oxley-HeardFuneral Directors

FRIDAY. AUGUST 16.2013 NEWS News-Leader

Budget heaing
The city's first budget hear-
ing will be held Sept. 3 at 6
pmn. at City Hall, 204 Ash
St., and the final budget is
to be adopted Sept. 17.
The new fiscal year begins
Oct. 1.

CITY Continuedfrom LA
choice as to who they. give to."
Resident Mike Spino, who
has been involved in several
nonprofits, said that a city's sup*
port sends a positive message to
state and federal grant writers.
"When a city chooses notf to
support an organization, it does-
n't look good," Spino said. "It's
a -tiny amount of money that's
real important to the whole
community. .. I urge you to sup-
port them."
Commissioners agreed to
give $10,000 to the museum out
of the $35,000 allotted' for non-'
profits. .
SAccording to Controller patti '
SClifford, the city also was budg-
eting an additional $25,000 for a
program for loW-income senior
Citizens having trouble paying
their sewer bills, and $1,000 to
SKeep Nassau Beautiful Clifford
;said $25,000 thatwas not used
'for'oonprofits would go into
S reserves, '
Initially, Gass was also"
against paying 851,0(00 the city
Gives annually to the county to
run the city library.
"Let the citizens donate,'" she
Ssaid:."If the people want it, they
will gi'e iL," She added that all
taxpaying citizens should pay
f. or is road maintenance, sewer
services and'water service
"Nobody has -had the
,courage to stand up and say we
need to take this head-on and
deal with it," Pelican said of the
library payment
Boner, however, said hold-
ing off the payment was
untimely" because the city
library is in the middle of a ren-
ovation and expansion
I'd like to make sure'we
.,don't rock the boat this year,"
Boner said.
: Corbett said the city's con-
S'tribution of 851,000 was a small
Addition to'the S1.2 million the
. county pays to run its library
System. "When (the county) can
show they need S51,000 on top

* on/n tW .,ffm !, ,
takifawacit' m'rymrbus'ifefs;' .
King says economic devel-
opment is a significant factor in
the decision to ban signs, ban-,.
: ners and flags. "We are talking
a lot in the county about attraci-:
ing businesses here, and so we
"ask, does making the commu-
Snity beautiful matter?" said
Kink. ,
The organization charged
with bringing new businesses
and jobs to Nassau County is
.Standing on the sidelines of this
argument. .
"We have no position,' says
'NicoleWhite, communications
manager for the Nassau County,
S Economic Development Board.
Asked whether the NCEDB
thinks the signs c6uld turn off'
executives considering amove
here, White repeated, "We have.
no position.'" .. ,
County officials have their;
position and are following the
'lead of Fernandina -Beach,
which has long been strict on
signage King said his office
reviewed and, copied minuch of
the language. "We see that it
works well for them, so there's'
ho need to.reinvent the wheel,"
he noted.
The existing code bans elec-

Nonprofits denied
Local.organizations and services not receiving city grants in
fiscal year 2013-14, and the amounts they asked city to
Council on Aging ......................... .. $30,000O
Episcopal Children's Services (Head Start) ........ $3,400 I
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau ..................... .0
Nassau Mental Health Services (Starting Point) .. $10,000
Nassau County Volunteer Center ......... ......... 0
Micah's Place ....... .. ....... ........ $1,000
SBarnabas Center ..... .... .......... $5,000
Samaritan Clinic of Barnabas Center .. ..... .... o i
Police Athletic League ........................ o
Communities in Schools .......... ......... .. ... 0
Shop with a Cop ....... ............ .... .. .. .. ...o
Waived permit fees and charges ..... ........... 0.o
Amelia Island Film Festival ............ ............ 0
Nassau Arts Council ....... ...... ........ ... 0o
Book Island Festival ......... .. ............ ... .. 0
Family Support Services ......................... 0
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival ............... 0

of $1.2 million, we'll talk about
it," Corbett said. "Until then, it's
time to cut tfihem off."
"Right now, we've got not
just the' library, but we're
dependent on (the county) for
*.,beach rehourishment," Filkoff
said. She suggested to City
Manager Joe Gerrity that he
make contact with the county
for a joint discussion.
"Ten elected officials sitting a table ain't gbing to
accomplish anything," Gerrity
Retortedd. Headded comnmis-'
sioners shouldhave a moredef-
inire plan in mind before speak-
ing about the issues: .
S Changing her tune, Gass
said the city should honorithe
payment to the library, but it
was not clear whether the city
would meet with the county to
discuss the issue .
In a discussion about'the
SShrimp Festival cleanup pay-
ment of $33',000, festival chair-:
man Mai k [)eaton (old conm-
missioners a recent remark that
Sandy Price, executive direclo'r
ol the festival, was making
50!.,0t a year was not true
"That figure is inaccurate,"
Deaton said. "No budgetfigure
has been set for a salary." He
added that a temporary salary
of S2,200 a month for three
months had been approved by
the festival's executive com-
mittee. Healso noted about 501)
local nonprofits benefit from the
festival, held the first full week-
end of May
Dawn Lunt, treasurer of the
Shrimp Festival, said local non-

tronic signage, such as the one
outside the Ron Anderson auto
dealership "It I-scalled non'con-
foi rli'ng'conipliatieL." sqid K'rig, '
who added that if the sign oyer
sustains significant damage it
could not be replaced.
.-I Giant signs along AIA just
off 1.95', such as the one Ior
Burger King. are exempt from
the rules.. King says businesses
within 3,000 feet of the inter-
state are allowed to eriect signs
ul to 24 feet and light them.
If there is a problem niov-
ing forward, said King, it will
Sbe getting businesses to comply
with the rules '
S "Creating rules and regula-
tions, that's the easy part," says
King "Enforcement is the hard
part"' ,'. n. e r- .
mmaguire-'/bnew.'slea der com

profit organizations make about
$270,000 during the festivities.
Nonprofits pay a $300 booth fee,
she said, and the festival com-
mittee charges 15 percent addi-
tional if they sell a shrimp item,
and 20 percent for those without
a shrimp item. The festival, she
said, pays for its own fireworks
and reimburses for fire arid
police services, and for most
.waste management
The city's payment of'
'$33,000 should be considered
a "co-host" sponsorship fee,.
iLunt said.
"We have to start to nail this
budget down,' Geirity told com-
missionees. "If you decide n6t to
go with (the Shrimp Festival
payment) it will %go into
'reserves." i.
*Deaton s4id an impact study
showed the Shrimp Festival
generated S8 million yearly
from outside sources and S17
million frohi sources inside the
city ,
Coni'missioners agreed a
separate workshop should be
scheduled to'discuss the city's
relationships with the Isle of
Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, as
well as the $33,000 payrmeht.
Other recent changes in the
budget, according to Contru'oller
Clifford, w6iey., reduction of
S77,000 in-projected revenues.
and a decrease in projected
expenses of S20,700 for the city
golf course.
"In 2011, commissioners
granted S62,500 to local non-
profits, but the amount was
decreased to ,'35,X000 in 2012




City phone system

The city of Fernandina Facilities: 310-3310
Beach's new phone numbers Marina: 310-3300
will go live on Tuesday at the Parks and Recreation:
close of normal working hours. 310-3350
The following is a list of main Police: 277-7342
departmental numbers and the (remains the same)
city's new main number Utility Billing: 310-3400
City of Fernandina Beach main Utilities: 310-3420
number 277-7300 If callers to city offices use
Airport: 310-3435 the old numbers (other than
City Manager's Office: Police and Fire/Rescue) after
310-3100 Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. they will hear
City Clerk's Office: 310-3115 a message giving the new num-
Community Development ber, but their calls will not be
310-3135 forwarded. -

Finance: 310-3325
Fire/Rescue: 277-7331
(remains the same)
Golf Course: 310-3175
Human Resources: 310-3125
Legal: 310-3275

Continued from _A
According to the Aug. 9
court document, the city also
failed to do a "dual rational
nexus test," meaning it failed to
prove the impact fees were
"rationally the need
Sfor, and costs of, expansion of
the water utility, to accommo-
date growth." ,. .
The order also notes that
city- Utility Director John
Mandrick operated FPU's
water utility before it was pur-'
chased bythe city in 2002, and
Became the city's utilities direc-
..torf after the purchase. In adep-
osition, Mandrick stated he
had never heard the term "dual
rational nexus test" before the
city purchased the water utili-
ty, according to the order
Mandrick also testified that
the city agreed to the S7.5 mil-

All city departments are
always reachable through the
Voice Response Unit" at 277-
7300, the city's main number.
These numbers will also be
available at the front desk of
every department and in city

lion "futures" payment to FPU
"because FPU 'wanted' it,"
according to the court docu-
There also was "'no discus-
sion that impact fees.would be
imposed' to pay for the
'futures'" during.a December
2002 city commission meeting
at which the commission
approved the'FPU contract, the
document states. :
SCity AttorneyTammi Bach
said Wednesday the order for -
class certification was "noth-
ing new" because-city-appoint-
.ed attorneys'"already knew
what the judge was going to
The lawsuit is seeking mon-
Setary damages in the form of
the return of "unlawfully col-
lected impact tfees, with'interest
thereon, into a common fund."
The city may have to pay legal
fees and possibly more than

to go live

informational kiosks.
The new system will finally
put all city departments.
regardless of location, in a sin-
gle, integrated system that will
work, according to Deputy City
Manager Marshall McCrary.
City employees will be able to
reach each other, as well as
county offices, through sim-
ple, four-digit direct-dial exten-
sions; and, residents will no
longer have dropped calls or
find a department unreachable,
he said in a press release.
"While we know there will
be a learning curve associat-
ed with these changes, we also
know the city's employees, res-
idents and visitors will be far
better served under the new
system," McCrary wrote.

$1.6 million the amount
sought by the plaintiffs if it
loses the case.
The city's insurer, Preferred
Government Insurance Trust,
denied coverage of the lawsuit
in July 2012, citing several
exclusions in its coverage,
including claims "attributable
to .the return or improper
-assessment of taxes, assess-
ments, penalties, fines, fees." .
Bach said Wednesday she
had not calculated the cost of
defending the case to date- but
estimated it. to, be around
$175,000. The most the city
could-get under its insurance
policy, she said, is $100;000.
Michael G. Tanner,; Thomas
SE: Bishop and Clinch
Kavanaugh have been appoint-
ed as class counsel, and city
'resident Conlon was appointed
class representative in the case.

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Downtown Office
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Tasks to take care of when a loved one dies

For the News-Leader

Whether it's expected' or
accidental, the death of a loved
one can shake you to the core.
The last thing you" want is to
have to interrupt grieving to
deal with mundane tasks, but
unfortunately there are many
actions that must be done on
behalf of the deceased. Some
must be taken immediately,
while with others you can take
your time and reflect on the best-'
path to follow.
Here's a checklist:
If the death occurs under
hospital or hospice watch, they

will notify the proper authori-
ties and help you make arrange-
ments with the coroner's office
for transport of the remains. If
it happens at home, call local
police or 911 for assistance. If he
or she was an organ donor,
you'll need to act quickly.
Reach out for help in making
arrangements and locating key
documents. Split up such tasks
as contacting others who will
want to know, tating care of
pets, collecting mail and safe-
guarding the deceased's home
if it's now vacant
Look for a will or other doc-
ument that spells out the
deceased's burial or cremation
'/ .

wishes many people make
funeral arrangements in
advance, even paying ahead of
time. The funeral home can
guide you through the paper-
work process, such as placing
an obituary and ordering death
Hopefully, the deceased pre-
pared a will that names an
-executor to oversee the dispo-
sition of his or her estate; oth-
erwise, the court will have to
appoint one. In sorting through
their files, also look for: a trust,
insurance policies; bank, credit
card, mortgage and loan
accounts; safe deposit box key;
contact information for lawyer,
doctor, accountant or other pro-
fessional advisors; and pass-
words to computer and other

Within the first fcw days,
start notifying organizations
with which the deceased had
business or financial arrange-
ments. ,
In most cases you'll be
required to submit a certified
copy of the death certificate, so
be sure to order ample copies.
You'll need to contact:
Current or former employ-
ers for information about pos-
sible final wages, accrued vaca-
tion, retirement, life insurance
or other death benefits.
Social Security Administra-
tion. If they were receiving
Social'Security benefits, you'll
need to stop payment right
away. Funeral homes often do
this, but be sure to ask ,
Once you've notified Social
Security, they will contact Medi-

care to cancel benefits. How-
ever, if they were enrolled in a
Medicare Prescription or Ad-
vantage Plan or had a Medigap
policy, contact each to cancel
Veteran's Administration.
Veterans, their immediate fam-
ily members and .certain others
may be entitled to burial at a
national cemetery.
Forward their mail to a
secure address so you don't
miss important correspon-
Cancel their driver's licen-
se to avoid identity fraud.
Banks, credit unions, cred-
it card issuers and other lenders
to close accounts or if you are
a surviving spouse, to convert
accounts to your name only.
If they had a safe deposit

box and you don't have the key,
ask what documentation you
need to gain access.
Insurance companies, to
cancel auto and homeowner's
policies; Ibwever, consider
keeping them activated until
assets aresold, in case of theft
or damage.
Close email accounts.
Cancel magazine subscrip-
tions and utilities.
Finally, the executor will
have to deal with such issues
as locating beneficiaries, dis-
tributing inherited property, fil-
ing final tax returns, and set-
tling outstanding debts. You'd
be wise to work with an attorney
who specializes in probate
Jason Alderman directs Visa's
financial education programs.


The Amelia Island Nassau"
County Association of Realtors
awarded $9,000 to three local
civic organizations at its July getin-
eral membership meeting. The
funds were generated by the asso-
ciation's 2013 Home & Patio
Show, created solely for the pur-
pose of contributing to local non-
At left, 2012 President Amy
Bryan presents checks to Warren
Grymies of Big Brothers/Big
Sisters, Pam Lee of Micah's Place
and Merritt Carlton of Habitat for
Humanity along with 2013
President Julianne Miller. The
association and realtors are
proud to donate to local organiza'-
dions that do so much for the
community. Congratulations also
went to Lott's Furniiture, Lowe's
Home Improvemefit, Dave Turner
Plumbing and Amelia
Paverscapes for being voted Best
in Show this year. ,



The Value Adjustment
Board provides an independ-
ent forum for property 9on-.
ers to appeal their prop'ry.
value:or denial of an exemp-
tion, classification or tax
You may request a meeting
with the property appraiser
and/or file petition with the
Value Adjustment Board to -
appeal: (1)..Assessmrent of,
your property's value; (2).,
Depial or late filing otan
exemption or classification;
(3) Denial .f a tax deferral; or
J.(4) Portability decision.
SFurther information and
petition forms may be
obtained at www.nas- Use the link
listed under "most popular''
links" to VAB information.
Look for "VAB General
Information and Important
Notes."' For more details,
there is also a link to the
Department of Revenue
SIn addition to the website,
forms may be obtained at the
Property Appraiser's Office or
at the Nassau County Judicial,
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way,'
Suite 456, Yulee, or the
Nassau County Courthouse,
416 Centre St, Fernandina
Beach, or contact the Clerk
,Services Department at 491-
6430 or 548-4663. Email
Proline Motors, 2588 S.
Eighth St., Fernandina Beach,
will hold a Labor Day Week-
long Sales Event Aug. .23-29.
and on the last day will give
away a car. The event also will
offer five gift certificates to
Sonny's Bar-B-Q Restaurant
with every vehicle purchase, a
$50 value.
To enter for a chance to
win the car giveaway, visit, copy
and paste the following link in
your browser bar,,
or visit Proline Motors and
register in person. Seven final-
ists will be chosen from the
pool of registrants. Each will'
choose a random key and
have a chance to start the
prize car. The person with the
key that starts the car gets to
drive it home. In addition to
the giveaway, Sonny's will sell
pulled pork and pulled chick-
en sandwich meals at dis-
counted prices. Guests also'
will be able to see the many
changes at the new Proline
Motors, including its expand-
ed and upgraded inventory.
For more information visit, like
them on Facebook and sign
up for their quarterly e-

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 16.2013 NEWS News-Leader

College town USA

Hollie, the kids and I just local stand-
spent three days in what has alone din-
to be the ultimate college ing options
town in America. Chapel blend with
Hill, Boulder and hundreds local
of others may argue, but chains,
Boston has to be a pick wor- especially
thy of being considered coffee
"the" college town. First, the shops for
sheer number of thecold
colleges/universities gives K FFRS winters. A
Boston an edge. The student CORNER fitness vibe
population of these collective __ -seems
institutions totals 500,000. apparent,
Harvard, technically in RickKeffer and much
Cambridge, is what every needed to
grandparent dreams of. being offset the culinary tempta-
able to brag about their tions.
grandchild attending. MIT, a Boston, New England's
baby up here at 150 years big city, feels more like a
old, is also in the very heavy town to me. Many quaint old
cake category for prestige.. streets give a feel .that con-
Add Boston College, Boston trasts with the fact that
University and dozens of urban activity is just blocks
other Boston area colleges, away. Much of the area has a
and the numeric discussion minimaltskyline characteris-.
is validated. tic, probably due to zoning.
We walked hard fori three It is.just a "cool" place, to use
glorious weather days, on a term that just seems most
.,our own and with an open-air 'appropriate. '
bus company, and saw a lot '. College is a cool time of
of Boston. The parks, the ,,..-;many lives and Boston has to
Waterfront areas, the historic-, be the to expe- "'
landmarks, the resLuiants. rience college that I have, .
-the campuses and the. shop- b : ever visited '
ping were all incredible. *: It is Tuesday morning ,
Seldomwould I stand on a. .;irand I rustl head to L,-gan -.
.sidewalkfor 45 minutes to- Airport now Thik was my,
squeeze into a 36-seat restau-: first trip here and one to put
rant. But Giaconimo' Italian :- on r ,Li radai itvou haven't.
experience was one four ,i,,Hayeagoodweek. :
best ever, made special by 'a Rick Kefferowns and oper-
very direct server named: ates RickKeffer Dodge :"
RoseMarie, We had;to pass Chryslh'rJeep in Yulee. H1,
the next night on the tIv,-. '- .irnmites questions or positive.'
and-a-half to three-hourwait. stunfes aboiut aitih.-minobile use
Sto eat at another tiny spot. and ,,incrship

, Neptune Seafood. Tons.of "f '- *.


Gasoline prices falling
Average retail gasoline decreased 1 2 cents per ga.l-
prices in Jacksonville have fall- Ion during the last month and
en 4 9 cents per gallon in thr stands 9.1 crnts per gallon
past week, averaging_ 83 54, lowej tban one year ago. '
gallon Monday. according to "While gas prices in
GasBuddy's daily survey of Anderson, SC., have hit
S625 gas outlets irn Jacksonville 82 99/galloh-nin the last week.
This compares vth thu nationally, pump prices have
National average that has fall- also seen drops amounting to
en 5 cents per gallon in the an average.d/rop ofa nickle per
last week to13.58, according 'gallon," ai'd'
to gasoline price website Senior Petroleuim Analyst
GasBuddycom Including dithe Patrick DeHaan "Prices final-
change in ga. pricrs- in Jack- ly have dropped under their
'sonvVille'du'tinKthe pasri A,?4_'. 111-1 /l' i Ji -'g -0 E
pri MaK t aV.1 ,f "' werln 'T',-."r, lip <.>
per gallon lower than the t-sarmre mid-Septemrber. when prices
day one year ago and are nationally coufd'be l0-25cents
unchanged versus a monih per gallon lover than where
"ago The nationalaverage lha they are today."

Time to pull the Old Switcheroo

By now, you probably have
figured out that this column is
never about politics. I have
enough trouble keeping my own
affairs in order, never mind try-
ing to regulate those of an entire
community or nation.
Despite my attempts to
.remain blissfully ignorant of the
irritating details, I have been an
unwilling observer of the
shenanigans surrounding
Medicare and its proposed care
of the elderly.
One of my friends (whom I
have long suspected is'brighter
apd more well-informed than I
am) proposed a perfect solution
to our looming eldercare crisis.-
How about reversing tihe
fates of the elderly with those
of the bad apples in our society?
Doesn't it ever occur to you that
we treat the bad guys better than
fate deals with some of our
friends and relatives? My bright
friend proposes that we do the
Old Switcheroo we'll treat peo-
ple like you and me like crimi-
nals, and the bad guys will suffer
another fate. .
Instead of putting me in an
assisted living facility or a nurs-
ing home, why notjust send me
to prison?
Oh, goody; I always wanted
.to live in a gated community
* Throw-me in jail, and what's
the first thing that happens? I
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At some
point during
my orienta-
tion period, a
staff member
will explain to
CITY me that I get
SIDEBAR free medical
.... and dental
C tm eat care, much
Caia Curtin like I did
when I was in the Navy I'll have
no more worries about dental
plans, Tricare, Medicare,
Medicaid and all of those other
made-up words. And I'll be more
than happy to stop paying for
my long-term healtri care insur-
ance policy. That sucker is
pricey! "
Speaking of pricey, all of my
meds will be dispensed at nQ
cost. No longer will I have to
hope that the number of pills in
the bottle equals the number of
days until my retirement check
I must not forget to tell you
about my free eyewear. I know
that we're all grumbling about
the cost of bi- and trifocals, at
this point, and it will be nice not
to have to shell out most of a
retirement check in order to see.
"While we're on the subject
of physical frailty, the place will
be bristling with closed-circuit
-TV cameras that are monitored
24/7. Paid professionals will

come running if I fall and can't
get up. They'll scoop me up and
rush me to partake of my free
medical benefits. Dental, too, if
I cracked a tooth in my fall.
Come to think of it, I won't
need a car anymore, so I can
forget about car payments;
repair bills and gasoline. (Don't
get me started on the current
pricewars) Even better, my car
insurance premiums will be
reduced to an unpleasant mem-
ory If I need to go anywhere, I
will be transported in a vehicle
driven by yet another paid pro-
fessional, And I can forget about
keeping up with that pesky
handicap sign for the rear-view,
mirror. I'll be driven right to the
door and escorted inside.
If I still have friends and fam-
ily at this point; they can come
for a nice chat in one of the many
visitors' lounges. It's no big deal
if no one comes to visit. I'll have
access to a well-stocked library
and all the cable television I can
stand. If I feel a little friskier,
there's the fitness room inside
and the, exercise yard outside.
And gossip has it that every
once in a while, nationally rec-
ognized artists visit us and
regale us with free concerts.
S If I could possibly find some-
thing to, complain about, the
board of directors is required
bystate law to address my'griev-
ance, .and, if it becomes neces-
sary, provide me with a free
lawyer. .
My spiritual needs will be

honored as well as my physical
and legal requirements. I will
be encouraged to establish a
relationship with a cleric of ny
faith and to attend wo-ship serv-
ices. My special dietary needs
and other religious practices will
be addressed; and I will be
encouraged to observe every
holy day. And when the
inevitable happens, this cleric
will officiate at my free funeral.
The bad guys, on the other
hand, will be sent to those adult
care facilities that live down to
the stereotype. lThey will be at
the mercy of an underpaid and
undermanned staff that leaves
them unattended for long peri-
ods of time. lThese bare-bones
. operations know that water is
expensive, so they will limit the
number of showers a person can
take. Food is also a major
expense, but I'm sure it will meet
the minimum standards riegard-
ing quality, quantity and, of
course, skill of preparation. On-
call doctors add to the overhead,
so not every medical need is
met at the bad guy's requests.
Oooohhhh, sounds like a
' plan! Where do I sign up?.
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Nassau taxpayers on
A "pig in a poke" refers to a deal that is fool- taxes, the county will give the developer
ishly accepted without being examined first. $104,214 while keeping $34,961. In a 15-year
Its original reference was to a confidence trick period, if the developer pays $2,087,625 in
in the late middle ages, when meat was scarce, taxes it will get back $1,389,523 to cover the
but cats and dogs were not The Nassau cost of roads, water, sewers, drainage, etc.
County Commission has bought a "pig in a while the county keeps $698,102.
poke" that puts the taxpayer on the hook for Property taxes are levied to cover the costs.
roads and other infrastructure in the 24,000- tcfthe county of services necessary to support
acre Yulee TerraPoint City, formally known as development Many studies throughout the
the East Nassau Community PlanningArea country have shown that taxes on new devel-
(ENCPA). opments never cover the full cost of county
How much it will cost taxpayers is services. Some years ago Jacksonville hired a
unknown, but it will be in the tens of millions national accounting firm that showed a partic-
of dollars. ular residential development cost Duval
The commission was sold the poke by County some $2.50 for every $1 it collected in
Mike Miillin; attorney for Rayonier's taxes. If Nassau County gives back taxes that
TerraPoint Division, who won up-front value are supposed to cover services (such as
for his client with the dream of county riches police, fire, EMS and, schools), then who pays
later. The big winner will be Rayonier, which is for those services? You and I.
seeking to sell low value timberland at residen- The second "entitlement" approved by the
tial and commercial land prices, To accom- commissioners is Tax Incentive Financing,
plish this, in the words of Ed Montgomery, which works this way: ENCPA's 24,000 acres
Rayonier's director of Real.Estate Sales and of timberland has low value now. As value of
Marketing, the company seeks to bring the the land increases, the county will pay into a
property "up through the value chain" with transportation fund 12 percent of the taxes 6n
government "entitlements." (You can hear the increased value of the land regardless if
Montgomery's full presentation on the there is development or not. For example, if a
Rayonier website.) parcel of Rayonier timberland is. currently val-
These government "entitlements" take the ued and taxed at $1 million, and it sells the
form of two progra"is passed by commission- land to a residential developer for $2 million,
ers over the past year. The first is the 12 percent of fithe taxes paid oh the additional'
Community Development Grant, actually a gift $1 million value will go into the transportation,
from the county to whoever buys and' develops fund. The county will use the fund to pay the,
property ii) the ENCPA to reimburse develop- developer for road development expenditures.
Sent costs. Under this program, if someone "Mobility fees," yet to be defined by Nassau
buys land in'the ENCPA for residential or County, charged when building permits are
commercial purpose, creates jobs for at least i issued, will also go into the transportation
10 employees-at a minimum $15.8 0 an hour, fund. '
they qualify for reimbursement up 'to 100 per-. In effect these two programs, Community
cent of taxes paid. An example given by Development Grant and Tax Incentive
{TerraPoint: a developer qualifies for a 75 per- Financing, createthe mechanism whereby
cent reimbursement and pays $139,175 in. Nassau taxpayers will reimburse developers

hook for TerraPoint

for the infrastructure they build. At the
moment road costs alone are estimated at
$134 million. How much of that cost will be
reimbursed by county taxpayers cannot be
determined, but it will be substantial accord-
ing to a report given the commissioners last
October by the Economic Development
(Mullin and others have repeatedly insisted
that the ENCPA will never cost the taxpayers a
penny. And of course, they are honorable
It gets worse. According to the Florida
Department of Transportation (FDOT), the
ENCPA will increase the daily trips on Chester
Road from 6,000 to 26,000, thus requiring
Chester Road be widened to four lanes from
Pages Dairy Road to the intersection with the
SR 108 extension (which will be the primary
east-west road servicing TerraPoint City). The
cost of Chester Road improvements is in a
range of $17-27 million, according to several
sources. The lower cost is for a "west option"
that would require Rayonier to give up the
necessary land. The higher cost is for the
"east option" that would require the confisca-
tion of sdme homes along the east side of
Chester Road. A "center option" woutild take
some land from the homes.and some land
from Rayonier. The state has earmarked a $13
million &rant for the work, according to our
sources, with the remainder $4 million or
$14 million to be paid by county taxpayers.
Although FDOT says the Chester Road
widening is required by TerraPoint City,
Rayonier insists it is iot part of the ENCPA.
The presentation made to the commissioners
Recently by Rayonier consultant Fishkind and
Associates specifically omits Chester Road
from consideration in the ENCPA "entitle-
ment" programs. Where, then, will the $4 mil-
lion to $14 million for Chester Road improve-

ments come from? You and I!
And to make it worse there is the question
of a new school to service the some 4,000
homes projected to be built in TerraPoint City.
Rayonier is setting aside acreage for the
school, but the county will have to build, equip
and staff the school. Where is this money to
come from? Attorney Mullin has been lobby-
ing School Board members recently, we don't
know what he has up his sleeve, but you can
be sure it will be good for Rayonier and bad
for taxpayers.
Similarly with the fire/EMS facility for
which Rayonier is setting aside some four
acres of land. It is the county taxpayers that
will have to pay for the cost of building, equip-
ping and running the facility, Some years ago,
when Heron Isles was built between Chester
and Blackrock roads, land was set aside for a
fire station but it doesn't exist because the
county doesn't have the money-, it was said at
the time it costs $60,000 a month to run a fire
That's what property taxes are supposed to
pay for, services such as fire, police, etc. But
with the Community Development Grant and
Tax Incentive Financing programs, much of .
the taxes and fees collected by the county are
to be returned to developers.
We are not opposed to growth. On the con-
trary, we agree with the'Fishkind view that the
county's finances are not sustainable in the
current situation. But the costs of growth
should be paid by those who benefit from the
growth, in this case Rayonier, not transferred
onto the backs of taxpayers.
The commissioners were "wowed" by the
riches Mullin & Co. promised would come
from accepting the TerraPoint City package,
but it is clear they have not thought the
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started..ecause I told my landlorted I was
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moving in order to gain a dishwasher and a
vent above the stove. He countered with an
offer t put both of them in and then some.
Thathas created an interesting discussion
among myfriends about women and comic
'books that has been, more disturbing than
you might have thought possible.
By the time the renovations were done
the kitchen was taken back to its foundation
and that made my old furniture suddenly
Seem a little shabby. Before I knew it, I was
updating everything else. What emerged
was a more accurate picture of me- that, as it
mn my turns out, is a cross
S. ostt between a little science, a
o mg lot of DC Comicstand some
sci-fi for good measure I
~ '* already knew that, but
-By the apparently my friends were
cau~ght1 ofl gua rd.
Thee Iisch ewas ctasacic d
aorni trsuddarmaziny
upaba signal an artist cousin
MORE of mine cut out of iron and
ADVENTURES S few insects suspended in
glass that are hanging in
the kitchen Therie's more
YMqqthQa.' but you get the idea. Any
Randolph nerd girl would feel right at
C ; arr* 'U Several friends have '
commented that I had created .every 10-ear-
old boy's dream home but they missed-the
point This place was a celebration of the
Snerd girl.
S, .' Rnlhe nerd world at large is just starting'to
catch up with the women's movement from
40 years ago. All of a sudden, women who are
into gaming, science, sci-fi and graphic0novels
are speaking up. about being, ignored or even
put down, by theirmale counterparts.
I'm oneof those nerd women and it's.,
about time we defined ourselves instead of'
always standing in the background. It's about
time .because frankly we've been here all
along. I hot only watched the original Star
Trek series in its'first run, I dreamed of
being Captain Kirk, not lieutenant Uhura.
Gene Rodenberry felt he was being, ground-
br'eaking by having a multi-cultural cast and
including women in bigger roles, and he was
W but that doesn't mean that his female audi-
ence In the 1960's wasn't dreaming about
leading the charge. '
We areln t a new creation just catching up
withi.ll of the guys. Think Marie Curie, the-
pioneer in physics and radiology or even
Sally ide, the youngest and first woman
astronaut in space. We've been around for a
while and we've been making contributions
in environmental science, biology and even
comic books, although that's been an even
harder glass ceiling for break.
Gail Simone, former lead writer for DC
Comics' Batgirl 'was fired last December and
many, believe it was because of her outspq-
ken comments about the disproportionate
number of women maimed, raped, beaten
and murdered in comic books and movies:
She called it "women in refrigerators" and
was roundly chastised in social media, which
is a disheartening comment about how male
readers may see women in general. A popula-
tion that was most likely bullied during their
formative years ought to have more compas-
sion for a similar group. Nerd-boys ought to
stick up for us more but if they continue not
to, we can become our own super heroes
more and keep speaking up for ourselves,
and use. our purses to get our point across.
Comic Con was in Chicago and my entire
family was there, as usual. There was art-
work I would have liked to buy but the ridicu-
lous portrayal of the women isn't something I
want to display in my home. It's been report-
ed that Simone will soon be the lead writer
for a new Tomb Raider series, which is good
news for hot only my older Nereation, but lit-
tle girls who can grow up with a better idea of.
What's possible that goes beyond the label
survivor. Maybe we can start to look for the
super heroes we admire and support them by
buying their stories and artwork and just res-
cue ourselves. More adventures to follow.
Tweet me @MarthaRandolph and tell me
your own super heroine story. E-mail Martha
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Effective child abuse prevention

We all know it; leading the
Department of Children and
Families is a difficult and thank-
less job. The front-line jobs in the
state's child welfare system are even tougher.
The learning curve is steep, every lesson is
hard, and failure, as we are tragically remind-
ed, is far too painful and costly.
In the wake of recent tragedies, everyone
is searching for answers, trying to figure out
what went wrong. From county sheriffs and
local and community-based care providers to
religious and community leaders, everyone
wants to, and should, do whatever is neces-
sary to prevent the loss of another vulnerable
Getting all of these partners to work
together toward this worthy goal isn't easy,
but it is !essential. Time and again we see that
protecting vulnerable children is too big of a
job for one person, or even one agency. We all.
have a part to play in solving this problem that
is impacting our state; a philosophy that newly.
appointed DCF Interim Secretary Esther
Jacobo has already embraced.
SComplex social problems like child abuse
involve multiple interrelated risk factors that
sometimes develop over generations of family
dysfunction, generally rooted in poverty and
lack There is no simple, quick-fix.,
solution to these issues, and drastic over cor-
rections in our policies and practices following
' tragedies have historically made matters eveq

While it is true that more
must be done to recruit,
t rain g supervise and retain
qualified front-line staff
responsible for responding
to allegations of abuse, we
will never achieve sustain-
able change in child protec-
Davis tion services without a sig-
nificant increase in,
prevention efforts that
strengthen vulnerable families before abuse
ever begins.
Strengthening parenting skills and improv-
ing family stability, sometimes even before the
baby arrives, is paramount to eliminating
many of the situations we have read so glar-
ingly about over the past few months. Most at-
risk-expectant ind new parents realize they
need help, but help isn't always available
before tragedy strikes.
'. Ensuring children are safe and nurtured at
home, while stemming the tide of kids coming
into state care, has been the work of Healthy
Families Florida since its legislative inceptions
in 1998. Administered by the private,, nonprofit
Ounce of Prevention Fund of.Florida through,
a network oflocal providers, Healthy Families
'is, the state's preeminent child abpse preven-:
rtioi.program. A rigorous independent evalua-
* tion revealed that Healthy Families is-an effec-
tive prevention measure. Healthy 'aminfies is

proven to prevent abuse and neglect in 98% of
the children in high-risk families served.
Recent analysis shows that 95% of children
served also remained free from abuse and
neglect three years following program servic-
For the past 15 years, the Department of
Children and Families has been an able
and supportive partner. Thanks to an
additional $3 million legislative allocation this
year, the blessing of Gov. Rick Scott and the
support of local partners, Healthy Families
reach has been extended to serve additional
families in parts or all of 58 of Florida's 67
counties, which is a big step in the right direc-
.Bringing these proven prevention services
to scale, so every at-risk family has access to
the help they need, will require additional
investment; but it is still far less costly than
Healthy Families saves taxpayers millions
of dollars in child welfare and other services
needed to deal with the consequences of
abuse, and even moreimportantly, it saves
lives. Other changes to the child welfare sys-
tem may certainly help to prevent more tragic
deaths, but we know Healthy Families is a
proven and effective up-front prevention pro-
gram that helps lead us toward that important
goaL ? '
WayneT. Davis is chair of the Ounce of
-Prevention Fund of Florida. -


Dave Scott, under the guise of
reviewing local restaurants, often
spews negative, if not hateful, com-
ments about political leaders in the
U.S He sort of sneaks his political
agenda into many of the articles
appearing in the News-Leader.
I wonder Are readers t6 assume
that the owners and employees in
these establishments sign on 'to
the Scott attempts at a sinear*'am-
paign? ' -
Robert B. Howat
Fernandina Bearh'

A friend with a house full of
children told a story. He said the
youngest child came up to the moth-
er and tattled on the next oldest
child, "He said the 'S' word After
some discussion the child said the
"S" word was actually "Shut the
FREAK up" (not freak)
My wife and I found this anmus-
iUk we testy...ith,
e~ot biart' b n
one of usi'si say fo'f0le oth'er,"S
word." This lightens the mood, but
also gets a point across.
A couple of your columnists. who
I enjoy reading, mostly, sometimes
go off topic and delve into politics. I
won't mention any names, buttheir.
initials are Steve and Dave. Trying',
to win a political discussion is like
trying to win at tick-tack toe. My
advice to these gentlemen, when-
ever you feel like talking politics,
Just "S" word.'' .
SWalter Thomas
Fernandina Beach

I want to compliment and thank
the .owners who are cleaning up
After .their horses as they ride on.,
Sthe beach.


Those of us who walk and play
on the beach are so appreciative.
Saidra Lambert
; Amelia Island

Helpa soldier
Please contact Carol Megathlin
for further information about our
Adopt-a-Soldier program and how -'
you can help, at: Adopt-A-Soldier
Program, 3RD INF DrV,Ft Stewart;
GA. Coordinator Carol Megathlin, ., -
Please let our soldiers know they
have..not been forgotten. .
Jo-Ann'M. Pimentel.
Femnandifia Beach

Thanks Sonny's
The Marines and Corpsmen of
the Everett P Pope Detachment of
the Marine Corps League wish to
thank Gale and Mickey LUlmer and
the many volunteers fora very suc-,:
'cessful "Christmas: in. July'" at
SSonny's Bar-B-Q. -
Each year, Gale and Mickey'
bring together a workforce of dedi-
cated volunteers who book, set up
and-serve a delicious buffet This
kicks off our Toys For Tots drive,
which runs through the Christmas
holidays. ,
The Marine Corips Reserves'
Toys For Tots program has, been

bringing toys to less fortunate chil-
, dren since 1947
:Because of generous and caring
people like Gale and Mickey and
countless volunteers, Nassatu
County children have: awakened
Christmas morning to find toys
under the tree. Last year over 700'
children in Nassau County-received .
toys through Toys FPqo Tots.-
'The Marine Corps League iffs
geared up and ready to lead the
, way to another successful year.
Semper Fi '
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Marine Corps League


Is a Wall Street crashcoMin s cs

ust like-AAA ratings on mort-
jTage-backed securities led'to
Wall Street's 20.08 disaster, a
rash of acountabili,
ty scandals might beprecur-
sors to a similar public school
After years of promises that'
test-driven accountability would
-yield miracles, scandals with
school ratings are popping up all
over the country. Unless we hold
reformers as.accountable as they
hold students, these.scandals.
could bring down our public
school system the same way Wall
Street almost innovated our econ-
omy back into the Stone Age. -
In New York, a new rating-sys-
tem resulted in-70 percent of city
students failing the new tests,.
earning the kind of tabloid head-
lines usually reserved for a politi-
cian's sex scandal or a natural dis-
aster. "Rotten to the score," blared
tHe New York Daily News. Fans of
corporate education reform hail
this as the tough love needed to
Force even tougher changes to the'
public school system despite the
fact that privately owned charter
schools fared just as badly.*
But Diane Ravitch, author of
the upcoming Reign of Error:. The
Hoax of the Privatization
Movement and the Danger to
America's Public Schools, calls the
new scores "invalid" because offi-
cials set the kids up to fail.
"The state didn't just 'raise the
bar.' It aligned its passing mark to
a completely inappropriate
model," Ravitch wrote. She point-
ed out that getting a "proficient"
rating on the new test was the
equivalent of acing the National


Assessment for Educational
Progress, something only 3-8 per-
cent of students achieve nationally.
A completely different school
rating scandal recently cost Tony
Bennett his job as Florida's top
Ssthoolofficial because of some-
thing he did on his last job as
Indiana's Superintendent of Public
Instruction; Bennett imposed an
A-F rating system on schools, a
favorite of school reformers
because it seems like it makes
sense, until you think about it
The problem arose when a
charter school owned by one of
the top donors to Republican Gov.
Mike Pence tanked on the algebra
test and earned a C rating.
"This will be a HUGE problem
for us," Bennett wrote in an email
to Pence's top aide. The problem


wasn'tjust embarrassing to the
donor. Even worse for Bennett
was that he'd been citing the char-
ter as a success story.
Bennett changed the formula
to turn the donor's junk bond
charter school into a AAA-rated
.example of reform, showing how
vulnerable school ratings are to
political interference. An inves-
tigative story by AP reporter Tom
LoBianco revealed the scam, forc-
ing Bennett's resignation.
The shock is that anyone was
held accountable. Ratings systems
can cause schools to close and stu-
dents to be held back, but until
Bennett no politician was ever
held accountable for fudging the
numbers. In Louisiana, for exam-
ple, Education Superintendent
John White inflated school ratings

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by 7.5'percent- or halfa letter'
grade by changing that state's
Saccountahlifyfor'mula Passing
rates moiethan doubled.
When called before a state leg-
islative committee, White denied
that changing the formula had cre-
ated illusory success.'The fault lay
with the previous formula.
And MicheUeRhee,:the:'No
Excuses" superintendent of the
- DC schools, is still considered a
national leader
reform despite ekidefice thattb DC
.scores rose-on hei' watch because
of cheating. Her success is'a fraud
That no one seefis to vwanti to
expose. The District of Columbia
and Congress seem unwilling to
investigate, much less indict, this
high-profile target Then again, we
didn't throw any Wall Street .
bankers into prison, either.
"It's a system that we all grew
up with. We all got grades A, B, C,
SD, F in school, and the public will
understand, too," said Michael
Williams, the education chief in
Texas, the latest state to adopt the
A-F school ratings.
If scandals in Indiana,-Louisia-
na, New York, and Washington,
DC and Wall Street are any.
gurde, the public won't know what
hit 'em. We cannot expect to run-
our schools the same way we run
our speculation industry and"
expect anything other than an
education recession. -
Jason Stanford's column is dis-
tributed by Cagle Cartoons. He is a
Democratic consultant who writes
columns for the Austin American-
Statesman and MSNBC. He can be
reached at stanford@oppresearch.
corn and on Twitter @JasStanfobrd.

Tnx. Wnrin^



Fear clouds our spiritual vision

F ear of man will cause us to make
Sthe wrong choices. Fear of being
* excluded will influence us to
,.5 believe thatwe have taken a
negative route, though'we have done
What we knew to be right. Fear of mass-
. es of people will cause us to abandon
our offspring.
Fear is detrimental to our ability -to
make sound choices. Fear clouds our
spiritual vision to the point that we miss.
the very thing we are aspiring to attain.
Anything viewed through the eyes of
Sfear will'always be a distorted picture.
With God as our heavenly eternal' "
Father, we reed not fear. The Word says
that when our father and mother forsake
us, then the Lordwill take us up. Even
when we are destitut.- or loosed from .
the veryones God used to bring us into
the world, Godremains faithful.
Therefore, remain faithful to Him. ,
A Ahuffman beifing may be able to puit us
out of a facility, but no one can put,us
out of the kingdom when we chooseto


confess Jesus as the
Christ. Never allow
fear to cause us con-
cern about belonging
here on Earth when
eternity awaits the
words that will seal
our destiny. What are
these life-changing
words? We can say
them now: "Jesus, you
are the Christ, the Son
of God, and you are
my Lord." -
We thank God that
He is our strength and

refuge, our buckler and our fortress, our
deliverer, our rock, our shield, our ,
stronghold, the hortn. of our salvation, in
whomwe trust. *" .
Because of our faith in Him and His
covenant concerning us, may we never
be alarmed or exceedingly terrified or
more in awe of people than we are of
Him. He is the one and. only living God.

We can call upon Him. for He is worthy
to be praised. So shall we be saved from
our enemies and we thank Him for it.
The families of the late Deacons Ben
Session and Herman Albertie'Sr. thank
you, their families and many friends, for
all your acts of kindness shown to them
during their hours of bereavement- May
God bless and keep each of you.
Craig and Maybelle Brown just cele-
brated 16 years of marriage with a week
in Freeport, Bahamas. To God be the
Birthday wishes to Rodney Bacon,
SCynthia Ann Hunt, Craig Brown, Vin-
cent Jones Sr., Annette Green, Deme-
trius Jones, Carlton Cribb, Patricia
Cribb, Elbert Morris, Javon. Pollard,
SDonny Davis, Lydia Parrish, Olukemi
Adekunle, Claudia Solomon, Shuntay
Rasor, Lillian Gauthier;-Tabitha Jamison,
Jeronison'Johnson, Francis Alexander,
Hope White, Geraldine Rauls, Queenie
Washington andi Mother Emima.Miller.
We love you.

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'Volunteens" honored at a recent ceremony at Baptist Medica' Center Nassau included, back row, from left,
Mikenzie Paisley, Macey Harris, Aja Evans, Kenzi Porter, Julianna Perkins, Savannah Dietz, Codyv Cartwright and
S Matthew SooHoo. Front row are Morgan Harris, Aubrey Gall and Angel Guevara.

Volunteens' lauded for
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For the Neu's Leader Vice-Presid-nL, Comnmunity outreach E
dhe Baptist Medical Center Nassau A
On July 19. the Baptist Medical Auxiliary re-launched this program in H
Center Nassau Auxiliary honored its the summer of 2012 and many of thr P
SVolunteens with a celebration that' teens continued their service on B
"' included numerous accolades, personal- Saturday mornings and after school un ai
ity profiles, certificates of hours, cmpli- the weekdays ... ; f,:
summers teens ), ur foi- .'
ments, handshakes and hugs This summer's teensvlunteered or V
The teens, their families and several atotal of 862 hours . ;
of the department representatives that '. The success of the BMNICN Volunteen ai
Worked with the teens then enjoyed program was achieved through the hard', ai
.. cake and punch as they completed their work aind dedication ot 19 voung men th
; hours of service this summer. and women who sehltessly gave their. e:
45;. Matt Clayton, Amelia Breezes cafete- f time and energy along with the sea- kr
ria manager, and Patti Wright, BMCN .soned auxiliary team. Bringing their "A g
cafeteria supervisor, provided the .- game, they elevated the level of support ei
refreshments and Chuck Sonnewald, throughout various medical center ei
- Rick Wheeler and Jolie Richardson from departments. A
S' BMCN Environmental Services provid- This was.a perfect opportunity to es
.ed the decorations.' learn new skilUs, explore healthcare g
SWith the support of Baptist Medical .,careers, meetnew people and experi- 'st
-. Center Nassau Hospital President ence the joy of helping others.. p1
S Stephen Lee: Teresa Carter, employee A heartfelt thank you goes out ti: the
Health nurse: BMCN Auxiliary teenstars -Madison Carter, Cody' e.
-. Immediate Past President.'Stephanie Cartwright, Juliai Clark, Sarah Colsen, M1

"iii.'Iiry iirl, .Sui',nnf!5l' r-l' I-.'. ,Ap'
vanis. Aubirey Gall, Gai,-n Griri-,ld.
mng.l Guevara, MNac,-y andNI Mi.rgan
tarris. Jarna M,:rntg,:,niri %. Mik,.nzie
ai&_le. Julianina Perkins.. Kenzi P'_irer,
,reanna Schenec kr,:r, Hannah Shive-r
rid NMaithew SotHi-,'-, and the-ir famili-s
ir beimring a part :f ith,.: BMCN .
'iiuntren Program.
Baptist Nassau's auxiliary and staff .
e looking fioriwar:l to s them
S(.ound the hospital in the ututi ,-. As
ihy return t. schi,.I., graduate or
pluri'- new endeavors, they should
nw that the Auxiliary is fi'rrvr,-r
'ateful'or rthe elevated spirit-'and
energy they brought to Ii the medical
enter. -
If you know of anyone who is inter-
sted in .serving in the Volunteen pto-
ram next summer, contact : . to be
laced on theMwaiting list.
Nahcy newsletter
ditor. publicity chairman for he Baptist
medical Center Nassau Auxiliary.

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THEY'RE DYING F Extension, Barnabas offer budget workshops
"-.. -* The Universitvy of Florida Extension presented from 10a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday,
Service and Barnabas Center will present Sept 6 at the Peck Center reception room
Practical Money Skills from 10 a.m.:-l p.m. and Sept. 27 at the Callahan Fairgrounds
p, today at the Callahan Fairgrounds, ': Multipurpi),se R --im. Learn how to reduce
Multipurpose Room. ; ;: ., your'food c.:sts and .:al. ruiitionallv
Learn how to develop a budget, ke-p track These .orkshop- are re i and open to'the
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r reportt .- .. tion and to register, contact Laura Laroche at
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p=pfe died from infec!on o accidents and
S there was Be tha most people could do to
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l U leading ca" eaof deal, the
Baienri ire AB refa,-d to WIe OF bekavor
Schokes A cortig to the American Medical
Assodaton, the leading causes of deach are
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Claude and Lucille Win-
gate of Yulee are celebrating
their 63rd wedding anniver-
sary. They were married Aug.
19, 1950, in Woodbine, Ga.
-A Their children are Debbie
Wingate Rehm, Kenneth
S Wingate and Claudine
Wingate Lussier. They have
Five grandchildren, six great-
grandchildren and one great-
Mr. and Mrs. Wingate great-grandchild.


Toovey-Thxnton, -
Devon Nicole Thornton of
Fernandina Beach and James
Christopher Toovey of : "
Hampshire, United Kingdom, _.,
were married at 3 p,. July 4, .,5 .
2013',in Callahan with Brandi:'
Turman officiating. The
reception followed. '
The bride is the daughter
of Thomas and Idai Cox of
Fernandina Beach. The B :
groom is the son of Colin and
Kate Toovey of Hampshire,
United Kingdom. Mr. and Mrs. Toovey


Sarah Dixon and. David
Blocker of Yulee announce
the birth ofa'daughter,
Braelyn Renee Blocker, born -
at 11:20 a.mni. Aug. 4,201., at:-.
Baptist Medical Center :
SNassau. The baby weighed'7
: . .o : ,:

pounds 5 ounces and meas-
ured 20 inches in length.
Paternal grandfather is
. Robert Blocke of Yulee.
Maternal grandparents are,
Lori Dixon and LarryDixon,
-both Of Yulee.


F rHil ary Dianrl Braun of chu'.-te.S College of Art and
Fernandina Beach was award- ., D,'Sign in Boston during an
ed a bachelor of fine arts.ii ." outd:,or ceremony held at the
graphic design firm Massa. college Friday, May 24, 2013.

Shriners celebrate

125.years /carin

co Shriners- are extremely
proud of theii past F.,unded in
18S and the 'ni)theA "chapter
:.for all Shrine Units in FlQida,
Georgia, Alabama andSouth
Carolina; 'Morocco Shrine has a
bright history of contributions
to crippled and burned in chil-
dren as well as civic involve-
ment in the community.
The first record of commu-
nity servicewas on July 17,
1889; Jacksonville's yellow fever
epidemic claimed 427 of the
approximately 20,000 residents
and the Morocco 'Shriners
organized thetlsV-lves into a
relief corps, displaying the
beauties of love and affection to
all the' suffering, irrespective
of race, creed or affiliation t6
the'Shriners. This was the first
major charity ever undertaken
by the Shrine of ,North,
Morocco Shrine jurisdiction
today extends, throughout 17
Northeast Florida counties and
is now the 10th largest of the
195 chapters in the across
No'th America, South America,
Europe and Southeast Asia.

Morocco Shriners' nearly 4,000
members contribute'and raise
funds- to support the 22
Shriners Hospitals for Children
that, provide expert specialized
caie for children with orthope-"
dic problems, spinal 'cord,
burns injuries and cleft lip and
palates. ,
I Some of, the noteworthy
civic contributions of Morocco
Shriners include; 5 Florida gov-
.. ernofs, 10 Jacksonville mayors,
12 Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce presidents, one pub-
lic defender and 17 Gator Bowl
Morocco has been blessed
with outstanding leadership
from the cream of Florida citi-
zenry. The heritage at Morocco
.is a great ohe, and the Shriners
of today will continue charting
* the successful destiny of fra-
ternalism and civic responsi-
bilityjust astheir predecessors
Sdid 125 years ago.
Morocco Shrine is not the
oldest institution in Jack-
sonville, but has been providing
continuous service for 125
years.Visit www.morocco

Book Fest taking applications
Applications by authors for Schools in every public
Sthe Amelia Islad Book school in Nassau County, and
Festival's Authors in Schools The Writers Workshop will be.
program.will be accepted held at Florida State College,
until Aug. 31. Go to Betty Cook Campus, Yulee.
www.amellaislandbookfesti- Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9
val.oom and download the a.m. to 5 p.m., the festival will
'2014 Authors in Schools appli- be held at the Atlantic
cation and follow all direc- Recreation Center with
tions. author exhibits, presenta-
Applications for the tions, Kidz Fun Zone and
Writers Workshops also will signing by authors of a varin-
be accepted until Aug. 31. Go ety of genres. General admis-
to the website and download sion is free.
the 2014 Writers Workshops The Authors in Schools
application and follow all Program began in 2002 to
directions, support educators' efforts in
Authors accepted for literacy and reading at
either program will have first absolutely no cost. The pro--
option to purchase exhibitor gram sends authors to every
space for festival Saturday, school in Nassau County.
Feb. 22. All others may apply The festival inaugurated
after October. You will receive Author Link this year, pur-
an email once your applica- chasing more than 400
tion and book has been authors' books for students
processed. Author assign- for the Authors in Schools.
ments will be chosen by Oct. The Writers Workshops
31. Authors accepted for feature authors and presen-
Authors in Schools or the ters covering a range of topics
Writers Workshops will be concerned with writing, edit-
notified by Nov. 1. ing and publishing. For infor-
Friday, Feb. 21, the festival mation contact info@ameliais-
will feature Authors in

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FRIDAY. AUGUST 16.2013 NEWS News-Leader

:MRI technician puts

.'You take pride in your work and you show pride in your
3. ' at Nassau Open NtRI, right.
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One of the most important
at Nassau Open MRI is the fri
staff including evening MRI
Suzi Willis, who garners high
patients and supervisors alikf
"Suzi's innate sepse of com
bined with her years of expert
her the ability to calm even tl
idus patient," said office man
"Suzi takes the time to i
each patient we see. Many of
are in a great deal of pain an
sitive to the extra time to uin
patients' unique needs. We
-have such a great person ot
says O'Connor..
Willis takes all this praise
ing, "Really, I'm just doing r
product of my upbringing by
and Jesus Christ I'm a god (
that's how I choose to do my
: Daughter of Doug Willis
Beverly Skipper Willis, her
go back many generations
Willis completed her radio
" ing at Shands and has-work

focus on compassion
RY -children because it is open on four sides
and features a wide, comfortable table,
Tm a product of my explained Willis.
components i.-gn by A two-wav intercom system makes it
endly, caring ngng y parents easy for patients to keep in contact witithe
technologist andJesus Christ.' technologist and piped-in music provides a
h praise from relaxing ambiance. Blankets areavailable
e SUZINWuLLIS for those who may feel a chill and patents
passion corn- may bring a companion to sit with them
rience allows during the procedure as long as that indi-
ae most anx- Open MRI since March2010. vidual has no implanted devices or metal in
lager Tiffany "I really do enjoy my job. I treat my or on their body
teammates a lot like family- as well as my Willis said she has had a few people
nteract with patients. I do try to treat my patients as I freak out prior to the procedure.
f our patients would want to be treated if the roles were "It's usually the ones you wouldn't think
d Suzi is sen- reversed, or if someone was treating a fam- like a big football player type guy. But you
understand all ily member of mine. just have to calm them down- And we
are lucky to "'Even on a down day, my interactions accommodate people of size who won't fit
n our team," with my jobl can put a smile on my face,' into a closed unit so for the larger demo-
'shesaid. graphic, we do help them feel a little bit bet-
in stride, sav- Willis sharesher home with two canine ter." .

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y my parents
Christian and
r job." ,:;-
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family roots
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companions, Hot Rod and Lady. Leisure
activities include, time with family and
friends, cooking, baking, crafts, reading,
crosstitch and going to'the beach.
"I walk most mornings with my Dad
for his rehab from open-heart surgery and
spend as much quality time with him as I
SNassau Open MRI is less stressful for
claustrophobic folks, the elderly and/or

Fully accredited by the American
College of Radiology, Nassau Open MRI is
located next to the Amelia Island Walmart
at 1699 South 14th St.,Suite 16. Gas cards
are available for patients who travel from
the West Side of Nassau County. Day and
evening appointments are available. Phone
491-7700 or visit the website at www.nas-
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'The Fernandina' Beach Hligh School football teamn was on the field Wednesday aftrnoon, gearing up for the start of the 2013 season. The kickoff classic is Aug. 23 and the
Pirates are at home with Lee at 7 p.m. The season opener is Aug. 3.0 at home with Yulee. The Yulee Hornets kidck o~ff the season with th6* classic at h~xme Aug.. 23 with Eagle's
View. Gathie time is 7 p.m..

Countdown.begins for2013-se.a'on
-The,2013 season kicks off
-a week from today-foi- the
Fernandina Beach High "A& .. .
i&hoolI Piraesand Yulee 4- esW.
'Hornets. Both teamnsare at ~
iome Aug. 23; FBHS hosts ~
-ee and YHSis sat."home'with
,,Eagle's View. Kickoffis at,7 X
'ip.'m. for both game,
'The FBHS Plrate~plai
,Distric 2-4,A,.which includes
Madison County -which.
:pits head coach Travis Ho~d '
:against his former team -
-Taylor County an d Fort A
-"Yulee beat Taylor County,-*A.
inthe first round of the play- X
'offs thelast two years," *
:Hodge said. "Fort White isa
'team we've played the last ..,A.
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"It's going to be very, -very, -41, 20is
very tough, but I like this
group a lot; it'sggoing to be, q

The Pirates open the iegu L
lar season Aug. 30 at home
with Yulee.
The district alignment hak s ".
also been shaken up for
Yulee, which plays" in 5A this
Season. The district includes
'Baker County, Ribault, .
.Bishop Kenny, Wolfson,
Stanton, Forrest and Paxon.w .sat4t.
"Moving up is fun for rus,". -!A
YHS Coach Bobby Ramsay
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FRIDAY. AUGUST 16,2013 SPORTS News-Leader


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-The city of Fernandina BeAch Mixed Doubles Championships were held over the week-
?end at the Ceitral Park tennis courts. In the 7.0 division, Sherry Hutzler and David
Weihe defeated Jessie and Vernon Hiott in a marathon final round match 6-4, 6-7, 1-
0. Nancy Barnes and John Bray are repeat champions, defeatingTalyn I4een and Carl
33azarian 7-5, 7-6 in the 8.0 division. Sixteen teams competed in the weekend compe-
:tiion. Pictured above, from left, are John Bray, Nancy Barnes, Talyn Keen and Carl
:Bazarian. Below are Vernon Hiott, Jessie Hiott, Sherry Hutkler and David Weihe.
leam entries are being accepted for the fall season of World Team Tennis play, which
:begins Sept. 20. Team commitments are due Sept. 4. Email, j
for information or to enter a team. Back to school junior clinics are being held at the
!Central Park courts. Schedule information can be obtained at the Parks and
*Recreation office or by mailing

Specia lympcs aquatis *
Volunteers are needed for the Special
Olympics aquatics meet, which will be held
frornm'8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at the McArthur
Family YMCA, 1915 Citrona Drive,
Femandina Beach. For information, contact
MoRonica R. Ravenell, Nassau County volun-
teer coordinator, at (904) 557-8309 or

Sign up for the Putt-Putt Business League.
Four employees or customers represent the
team each week for seven weeks. Registra-
tion and free practice begin at 6 p.m. with a
shotgun start at 7 p.m. Season runs from Aug.
27 through the playoff championship Oct. 7.
Cost is $280 per team plus tax. Email.

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 regis-
trar, treasurer,,secretary and referee assignor.

The open registration period for Fernan-
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
Fall baseballis a'less-intense season
focused more on instruction and less on com-
petition. Tearnms will play in Femandina and

The Basketball Club of Florida AAU organ-
ization based in Fernandina is holding tryouts
for several age groups of players
within Nassau County BCF will hold tryouts
Son the following dates, so"contact the coach,.
of the team to RSVP. Also, visit the BCF Web-,
site at www.bcfh6ops org. '.
14U boys (eighth grade) today from .6-8'-
p.m. at First Baptist Church, Coach.Myers,
trevaynelmyers@gmail.Qom .
15U boys (ninth grade) today from 6-8
p.m. at-First Baptist Church, Coach Myers,
trevaynelmyers@gmail,c6m. .
S1414U girls (eighth grade) today from 4-5.
p.m: at First Baptist Church, Coach Nantz,
17U girls (11th' grade) today from 5-6
p.m. at First Baptist Church, Coach Nantz,
11 U goys (fourth and fifth grade) Sept. 7
from 9-11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Coach
11U girls (fourth and fifth grade) Oct. 19
from 9-11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in -
Femandina Beach, Coach Millar, mil-

Femandina Beach High School is now
accepting nominees for its 2013 Hall of Fame
class. Criteria is for alumni 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 leader-
ship..This year's class will be inducted at the
FBHS homecoming Oct. 18.
More criteria and applications are available.
online under the alumni section at www fer- or at the school. Contact
Rob Hicks at robert.hicks@nassau.

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.
Participants receive a jersey and com-
memorative 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, game
SThursdays. Call Nicole Brown at 261-1080.

Amelia Island Boules Club liolds petanrique
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.
.IPetanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is alwayswelcome to join.
Call 491-1190 for information. ..

'. 'A local group meets Saturday mornings for
runs/walks using the Jeff Galloway training
method. Train for a marathon, half-marathon
,or 15K. Call Mike Hagel at'415-6039.

SEC extension
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'with the Southeastern Gator Bowl.
." Conference to extend its part- Previously, the TaxSlayer.
.nership.for six years, begin- com Gator Bowl announced
.ning with the 2014 college its partnership with the
football regular season. Franklin American Mortgage
;* This agreement repre- Music City Bowl to share
sents a renewal of the Gator selections for one of its' partic-,
:'Bowl's partne-ship withb.the'. ipating teams with the Big*
Southeastern Conference, Ten Conference and the
:which will provide the anchor-- Atlantic Coast Conference,
:team for the annual Tax which includes the University Galor Bowl. This of Notre Dame. This unique
:extension represents a signifi-,, partnership allows the confer-',,-'
icant upgrade in the selection ence teams the flexibility to
$proces'by creating aTier '. participate in both bowl
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Bowl has a rich history and against an opponent from the "".
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nier college football garie," Gator Bowl game
said SEC Commissioner Mike will be played at EverBank
Slive. "Jacksonville offers a Field in Jacksonville Jan 1, '
:great venue for our schools 2014. The game will kickoff at
*and their fans and we are.' ., noon andwill be televised
*excited about fostering a:: nationallyon ESPN2 ,
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"' The cityof Femandina'
!Beach Recreation Depart- ,
meantt (
Fall 'adult softball.registra-
tion is through Aug.1.9 for re-
%creational co-ed (ASA rules,',.
o/4 male-to-female ratio, .
,nen'b aluminum bat rule, '
.amesIMondays), open co-ed
(ASA rules, 6/4 male-to-fe-
mnale ratio, games Wednes-
,da'ys) and men's (USSSA ;:.
aules, games Thursdays).
--Team fees are $275 and due
3Aug., '19. Two-game forfeit fee,
-f $72 due Sept. 6. Pay at
:Atlantic Center. Mandatory
-.captains meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 22 at the Atlantic Center.
Contact Jason at 277-7256 or
,jbrown@fbfl.brg'or visit www.
leaguelineup. com/fbflsoftball.
SMini-toumrnament one- .
-pitch adult softball touma-
.ments on two Wednesdays
- per month in August.' Last
'tournament date is Aug. 21
:-(co-ed). ASA rules, 35-minute
-time limit, six-team maximum;
: $125 cash entry tournament
:-nights. Visit www.leagueline-
up.comifbflsfotball or contact
: Jason Brown at 277-7256 or
Fjbrown@fbfl. org.
S Indoor soccer Wednes-
Sdays from 6-8 p.m. at Peck
Gym. Fee is $2 for city resi-

denRtS, $5 non-city.
Summer group swimming
lessons registration is open at
the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center. American Red
:,'Cross levels 1-2 and stroke
clinics (one week), fee is $40
city residents; $50 non-city.
Levels 3-4 (tio weeks), fee is
$55 city and $68 fon-eity.
O,b pen basketball is Mon-
6days "Wednesdays and
;Thursdays from 11- a:m. to7,
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays.;'
from IIa4m to5 p.m. and ;
.Saturdays-from 11 a.m. to64
p.m. at Peck Gym, based on
court:availability. .
S..Aduft volleyball is from -7-.
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gyrn:Cost is $2 per.
day for city residents ($5 non).
Youth volleyJall is from 1-5
p:.m. Tuesday- and Friday. Fee
is $2 (city), $5 (nonkcity).
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday'through Friday. Cost
'is $3 a day, $25 a month for
city residents ($31.25 non-
city), $120 for sixth months
($150 non-city) or $180 for 12-
months ($225 non-city). Per-
sonal training is available; $30
per session, $75 per week
(three sessions) or $200 a
month (two sessions a week)..


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meteorite hi the vibrations from impact cracked or faultedthe crater walls. The ground collapsed along the fault zones creating the stepped features
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Medical technician
Patty Benner helps
Marilyn Perkins get start-
ed on health screening,
top right, during the first
annual Senior Expo and
Health Fair held Aug. 9
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Atlantic Recteationa
Center. The event, spon-
sored by the Council on
Aging and Baptist Health,
featured free cholesterol,
blood pressure and other
health screenings, plus
representatives with infor-
mation on hospice care,
assisted living, elder law,
Medicare, Social Security
and other senior services.
Top left, registered
nurse Melissa Cook takes
N arilyn Eflein's blood
pressure. .:
Left, Jan Smith gets
information on the Florida
-Senior Medicare Patrol
from volunteer Priscilla


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A century plant blooms
recently at 2345 Will
Hardee Road, Fernandina
Beach, above. "If you've
never watched a century
plant go through its bloom-
ing process, you have
missed quite a spectacular
show," noted Oscar Odom,
who snapped this photo.
MThe century plant is quite
a mystery. They don't live
to be 100 years old. They
may on few occasions live
to be 50 years old. They
are basically a very slow
growing cactus that is a
member of the succulent
family. What is so special
about them is the manner
that they reproduce. Their
whole life is geared for
their final act; and that is
to produce seeds for ger-
mination. Then they die.
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For the News-Leader

season with a bar-
becue competition
at the beach with
the 4th Annual Great
Southern Tailgate Cook-off
Aug..23 and 24 at Main
Beach in Fernandina Beach.
Sanctioned by the Kansas
City Barbeque Society, more
than 50 professional and
backyard barbecue competi-
tion teams will compete for
more than $20,000 in cash
and prizes.
Bring your family, friends,
and appetite to Main Beach
and enjoy great entertain-
ment including live music
:from national, regional and
local bands. all while experi-
encing the thrill of the com-
petition. Cheer on your'
favor,,.1hkyard team as
they batile against other
:local teams in the Arlington
Toyota Backyard
*Competition. Gates open at3
:p.m. Friday and 10a.m.
Musical guests include
Fran Cosrno, former lead
singer of Boston. Cosnio
exploded onto the rock
scene when he took over for
Brad Delp as lead vocalist
with multi-plalinurn group
Boston on the album "'Walk
On" that sold over three mil-
lion copies worldwide It was-
n't long before Boston fans
Around the world took notice
of the sound and range of his
vocals Cosmo's lead vocals
appeared on Boston's
Greatest Hits albums in 20106
and 2009
Rockit Fly is an Orlando-
based iock cover band. Its
members have been part of
many local and regional
favorite groups in lthe past

and currently perform the
top '80s and '90s rock hits
everyone remembers and
loves. With an unmatched
stage presence and a superi-
or sound and lighting experi-
ence within their live shows,
Rockit Fly takes its audi-
. ences back intime and-
makes them feel like they
are at areal rock concert
A.native Fl6ridian, Jimmy
Parrish has been performing
both as a solo act and with
his band for nearly 30 years.
After forming the Ocean
Waves Band in 2000, his goal
was to entertain audiences
throughout the southeast,
with an island-style tropical
Svibe. Armed with a combina-
tion of acoustic rock heavily
, *influenced by the music of
SJimmy Buffett, along with his
love for the ocean and his
time spent in the islands,
Parrish helped pave the way
for what.would be an up-and-
coming musical genre now
known as Trop Rock.
Celebrating the blues
genre, the Beech Street
Blues Band-is a local favorite
and returning for their third
year performing at the Great
Southern Tailgate Cook-off
With a history of five musi-
cians (Dan Voll,.leff Malone.
Mike Hawthorne. Jay
MNacPherson and Ronnie
Stoots) playing mniusic from
different backgrounds, tradi.
tional and soulful rockin'
blues binds the Beech Street
Blues Band together. Their
latest recording projects-,
included St Marys Reunion
and a live recording at the
2012 Amelia Island Blues
Festival. They were also fea-
tured at the 2013 George's
Music Spring th6 Blues'

Fran Cosmo, former lead
singer of multi-platinum
group Boston, %%ill perform
at the Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off, set for
Aug. 23 and 24 at Main
Beach. Below, Jimmy
Parrish helped pave the
way for the musical genre
now known as Trop Rock.

BAR-B-Q Continued uin 2B.

"We a always enjoy paying tribute to
the roots music which has been so
important to the evolution of jazz," said
Les DeMerle, the Amelia Island Jazz
Festival's artistic director, "and we are
thrilled with the blues and Latin artists
who are coming infor thisyear's event,"
which runs from Oct. 6413 in Fernandina
Beach. .-'
Appearing Wednesdayv, Oct. 9, for
Red, White& Blues Night, a program
that also includes a wine tasting, will be
the exciting Southern s6ul blues shouter
DieDra Ruff & the Ruff Pro Band. The
following evening, Oct 10, rhythm mas-
ters El Nifto & The Latin Jazz Knights
will take the stage for the festival's annu-
al Latin Jazz Concert and Dance. Both
shows will take place at Sandy Bottoms
from 7-10 p.m.
Birmingham, Alabama-based DieDra
Ruff's energetic show at this past April's
JAZZ Continued on 2B

Festival shows will
f showcase blues,

Latin roots

DieDra Ruff & the Ruff Pro Band, above right,
will be featured at the Red, White & Blues
Night on Oct. 9 of the Amelia Island Jazz
Festival. The following evening, Oct. 10, rhythm
masters El Nifio & The latin Jazz Knights,
above left, will take the stage for the festival's
annual latin Jazz Concert and Dance.


to featre TheEh

SThe awari'd-winning movie,
"The Help," will be featured
Thursday, Aug 29 at Friends
of the Library's Dinner and:a
Movie program to wrap up
the library's summer reading.
"The Help," based on the
beslselling 2(00)9 book by
Kathryn Stockett, takes place
in Mississippi during the Civil
Rights, era. It was chosen for
this event because it has been
so popular at the Library
"Southern fiction is always'
very popular at our library,"
says Dawn Bostwick, Nassau
County library director. "Tlihe
Help books and'V)-,-have
been checked out over 500
times WVe had to replace the
first two copies of the book

because they werein tarters,"
she said. "and the first DVD
we had in Fernandina Beach ;
was neve-i returned."
Over 100 adults who regis-'
tered for the. program have
already submitted 200-plus


book reviews. Each book
reviewer earns one chance to
win a grand prize. Grand
prizes are: an Apple iPad2,
Kindle Paperwhite and Fire,
andl $50 gift certificates from
Publix and Amelia's Fine
Jewelry. Winners will be
announced at the Aug. 29"
event but need not be present
to win. Door prizes will also
be awarded. ." .'
The program begins at 6
p.m. at Kafe Karibo or, North
Third Street with a Southern-
style meal of fried chicken,
mashed potatoes, succotash
and dessert
STickelts are S25 eac hand
canbe purchased at the
Library on North Fourth
Street until Monday. Aug. 26.



hdlp. -,
in get. TheAmelia Island Museum of
Si History invites you to its next 3rd on
&,. 3rd Street presentationat 6 p.m.
tonight as Wayne and Jane Sims
S. ~ (The Storytelling Sims) present:
-I ,! Holding Down
1the Homefront:
Florida During
~~WWII. The i'

Siis %%i* R, ,^:*^*;* ? '
g t share experi7
.go to the ene'r fences of life in Florida during the
Pi ~~~of the earth :
f ithe, a gearitsh a., s Second World War, telling stories of
|tgtt. t shortages, submarines, saboteurs

and wr bonds. This program is free
I ."'and open to the public, and will be

l -]riMae Ashley Auditorium, 516 South
*-- 10th St. Contact Gray at 261-7378,
-. -ext. 102. or
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n't have to. We're right here in St Marys ". -Everyone who attends The 25th
elogists, a team of specialists and tfe" atesft-,'- Anpnual Putnam County Spelling
g technologies. We are here, for yi..'i Bee at Amelia CommunityTheatre
will feel like a winner! W-I-N-N-E-R -
-this T -win-,
-7 as you enjoy this Tony Award-win-
ning musical
N. L j"Spelling
BR G -''Bee" is the
"EA H". Story of six
";C"' .. quirky but
:.charming ado-
dtm,, dnMediczA Pavihon :
~e, Suite 180 St. Niarvs, Geo a 3l~ t descent spellers, played by adult
66320 actors. who have advanced to the
'. .county championship..Each has a
I, -= unique spelling style. and a unique
.- personal story of overachiever's

angst that's poignant and funny.:
Performances are at8 p.m. tonight'
and Aug. 17. Aug. 22-24,28-31and at
2 p.m. on Aug:25.
Adult tickets are $20: student tick-
ets through high school are $10. This
show is rated PG-13 for some adult
situations. Purchase tickets at
or call 261-6749. Box office hours are
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Thursday. Friday and
Saturday and 90 minutes before
curtain. Amelia Community Theatre
is located at 207 Cedar St. Bring
classroom supplies to help local
teachers and students have a win-
ning start to the new school year.
Frank L. Humphrey III will sing a
concert on Aug.17 at Amelia Baptist
Church at 7p'm. fean=

turningg sacred, classical
and Broadway selec-
tions. The concert is
free and open to the
Humphrey has

been accepted at the "
prestigious Manhattan School of
Music in New York City where he
will study vocal performance. He is a
graduate of Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts and Florida State
College at Jacksonville. Abasket will
be available at the door for contribu-
tions toward this young man's edu-
Amelia Baptist Church is located
at 961167 Buccaneer Trail.
Visit Call

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The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
their monthly "'Steak Night"
at the American Legion Post
54, 626 S. Third St., from 5-7
p.m. (or until gone) on Aug.
17. The public is welcome
and be sure to bring your
appetite. Dinner includes
steak cooked to order, baked
potato, corn on the cob, salad
and a roll for an $11 donation.
To-go dinners are available.:
All proceeds go to programs.
sponsored by theb American
Legion Riders, Chapter 54.

Cars Coffee and'.
Conversation will meet at
StarbUcks on :Sadler Reoid,
Femandlna Beach, on Aug.
17 from 9-11 a.m. and then for
those interested, members
will rally to Crazy Egg at AiA'
and Blackrock Road for
brunch.' Rain cancels. Bring .
South the really fun car from the
back 6f the garage and join
the rally. The people are even
more interesting than their
autos. Stories will abound and
they're all.true!l
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The Northeast Florida
chapter'of the Nam Knights
will host a wing andi fries.:
Dinner on Aug. 17 at 5:30
p.m. for a $7 donation at the
VFW Post 4351, 96086
; Wade's Place, under the
Shavw Bridge. Come out early
for Meat Madness at 4 p.m.
and you could win steaks,
Chicken, ribs and pork chops
Sfor$1 a chance,
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S The Nassau County
Retired Educators
Association will host an.
SInvitational Tea from 1-3 p.m
Aug. 20 at the Full Service '
School on Felmor Road in,',
Y:. ulee: The event is to: honor
Small Instructional and non- *
Instructional newly retired per-
sonnel from the Nassau
SCounty School District. All
SNCREA members and non-
member retired educators are
; invited.. Light refreshments wll
be served, special memento
gifts for the honored guests
S will be provided. Contact Dotti
Williams'at (904) 879-2857 or
S Stephanie Manwell at 310-
6010 for any questions.
* '
The Amelia Island;:,,
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at
the Fernandina Beach
SPolice Department
Community Room, 1525
Lime St. Kathy J. Stickney will
present "Researching Your
Confederate Soldier" using
Usher father's family members
as a case study. The program
Swill Illustrate how to trace
-. ancestors through records
available on Confederate sol-
Sdiers-and units Including
muster rolls, trench rolls, hos-
pital registrations, home
guard rolls and pension
records. Information Is provid-
ed on how to research a giver
unit, discover its chain of cornm-
.. mand, and the battles it
fought. : I ;: .:
SStickney is an avid geneal-
ogist and has been research-

ing her family for 18 years,
which led her to write her cur-
rent book, For Those I Love.
She hag also contributed arti-
cles, including several about
the Civil War, published in
genealogical magazines and
journals. Sheis a member of
numerous genealogy soci-
eties. Public welcome.

ABC Fine Wines and
Spirits, 474574 SR 200, Will
host a Craft Beer Tasting 6-8
p.m. Aug.22. Enjoy 60-plus
craft beers, including many
local Florida brews. Taste.
Compare. Talk about your'
favorites. Fee is $10 and
includes a coupon to use
before you leave and souvenir
beer glass to take home. Call
Stay 'N Country Ranch,
96125 Blackrock Road,
Yulee, will host a free event
Sto-showcase its facility on
Aug. 24 from noon to3 p.m.
Enjoy the various -activities
that take place at the ranch as-
well as-a bounce house,
I wagon rides, face-painting
and a petting zoo: Call 322-
9739 to RSVP.
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Miranda Lambert, Zac
Brown Band, Moody Blues,
SStevie Nicks, and Joe Cocker
are a'few of the. celebrity -
signed guitars to be featured
at the Friends of St. .
I Augustine Amphitheatre's
first Celebrity Guitar ;
Raffle/Auction Aug. 24 from
4-10 p.m. Willie Green will
headline the entertainment '
..along with Rick Ambrose and.'
SThe Falling Bones, Catfish :
Jones, Dewey Via, Red River
Band and Late Nite Transfer.-
. Proceeds will fundcholar- -
ships to FOSAA's 2014
Children's Music and Arts
Camp at the Amphitheatre.
The auction is being con-
ducted online through the charity.
Bidding at the event will also
be online using laptop com-
I puters or personal mobile .
I devices.
View the guitars and pre-
register for the auction at bid- Seo
photos through thb "Raffles"
and "Auctions" links at, Raffle tickets are
.$S10,eachor 3 for $25,at .i,,,
, "; "". .
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OnAug.30 from 5-8 pm.
Omnl. Hotels & Resorts
Amelia Island Plantation
Swill host a Boardwalk Bash
to.benefit the McArthur
Family YMCA, at The Shops
of Amelia Island Plantation,
6800 First Coast Hwy. The L,
evening will offer games and '
Sentertainment, includinga. ''
bounce house, face painting,
SSA.FE. archery competitions,
live music,- raffle prizes, carni-
val games,;com hole,,a hula'
hoop contest and a compli-
mentary outdoor movie. A
variety of refreshments will be.
n available.
- All proceeds will benefit
:the McArthur Family Y's cam-
paign to raise money'for
scholarships. Tickets can be
purchased at the event for $.1 -

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with unlimited bounce house.
For advance tickets visit the Y
or call Nicole Brown at 261 -
1080, ext. 109.
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The VFW Ladles :
Auxillary will host Taste of
the Orient Night on Aug. 30

JAZZ Continued from IB
Springin' The Blues Festival
in Jacksonville Beach was "so
impressive that we just had to
have her here," said DeMerle,
who likened Ruff to one ofher
idols,.Aretha Franklin. "Well
be doing some of her tunes
for sure, Ruff said while on
the phone with the News-.
Leader, "but we have a wide.
range of material that runs
from Muddy Waters to the
Rolling Stones." Other influ-.
ences on her style include
Patti LaBelle;Whitney'
Houston, and Anita Baker.
The band, which features
her husband Keith Ruff on
guitar, will represent
Birmingham in the 2014
International Blues
Competition in Memphis,

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Festival Along with several
originals tunes their influ-
ences gravitate to the Allman
Brothers, BB King, Dilbert
McClinton, Freddy King,
Creedence and Muddy
Facef6r Radio" has beeni,
churning out the best classic.
rock cvers since its founding,
in 2005:.FT"local establish--
Sments. heNorti Florida.
and South Georgia area to uni-
versities throughout the
Southeast, they have earned a
reputation for non-stop, high
energy, extended sets of great
classic rock songs spanning
the past five decades. They
have proudly become the fea-
tured headliner for the largest
"game day tailgating event"
held each year at Talleyrand

at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will in-
clude lumpia, sweet and sour
pork, pancit and garlic rice for
an $8 donation. Karaoke with
Big Doug will follow.
The VFW is located at
96086 Wade's Place, under
the Shave Bridge. All mem-
bers and guests are welcome.
Proceeds will go to cancer aid
and research.
he 31st Annu -a .<'
'The 31st Annual iLabor;. ,(

Day Weekend Kingsland
SCatfish Festival will be held
Aug. 31 from 7 a.m -6 p.m,
Sept. 1 from noon to 6 p m.,
and Sept. 2 from 7 a m.-6
p.m. in downtown Kingsland's
Historic Royal District along
US 17 and Highway 40,
For information contact the
Kingsland Welcome Center at
S(912)729-5999 or Sarah@

Tenn., an event in which they and Ijammed with this won-
were finalists in 2009. derful act at the Clearwater
Currently, they are recording Jazz Festival last year," said
their fourth album, Viva-Fit- DeMerle, "so I can absolutely
Blues, for Ruff Pro Records guarantee a lively and fun
Priorio relocating to evening."
Alabama, DieDra spent sever- 'i Garcia was born in Puerto
al years living in Jacksonville Rico and grew up in Chicago,
Sand loves the area. "We are where hesaid "there was so
very excited about returning much greit jazz going on it
back home to Northeast -,made a strong musical ;
Florida and seeing so many of impression on me." Add that
our old friends," she.said. ..experience to the influence of
. El Nino & The Latin Jazz salsa greats like Tito Puente,
Knights will bring in a six- Mongo Santamaria, and Ray'
piece unit chocked full of Barretto, and youll get an
danceable, polyrhythmic idea of the kind of soulful -
beats and stellar musician- energy in store for patrons of
Ship. Led by percussionist Gil- Latin night. "We make it a
Gardcia (aka El Ninfo),hfie six- point to keep the people danc- -
. piece outfit fromi Tampa has ing and the toes tapping,"
become one of the most popu- Garcia added.
lar Latin oriented groups in The AIJF will rdn from
the state. "My wife Bonnie Sunday, Oct. 6 through

Park during Florida vs.
Georgia Weekend at
EverBank Stadium.
Island Vibe, a recently
formed music group based in
the Amelia Islanid/Fernandinia
Beach area, is composed of
five seasoned musicians, with
three distinctive-leadvocal-.
ists. But all provide vocals,
generatingccasional five-
part harmonies. Their reper-
toire is as eclectic as the
island's residents and covers
tunes from the past 10
decades, including timeless
classics by Ella Fitzgerald,
Peggy Lee, Buddy Holly, Elvis
Presley, The Beatles, Dolly
Parton, Ray Charles, Bob
Seger, Allman Brothers,
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Crosby Stills
Nash & Young, Billy Joel,
Leeanne Womack'and Jason
Mraz. Island Vibe also per-
forms original songs as well,

many of them written by lead
singer, Ronnie Stoots.
The Tailgate Cook-off is
free and open to all. Free gen-
eral parking and an event
shuttle will be available at the
former Atlantic Elementary
School field, 1201 Atlantic
Ave., on Friday and Saturday. -
VIP parking and shuttle is
available at the Atlantic
Recreation Center for $5 per
vehicle. The shuttle will loop
every 15 minutes between,
Main Beach and the parking
locations and will operate
Friday from 3-10:30 p.m. and
Saturday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. ,
Inside the gates "Vendor .
Row" will sell lip-smacking
barbecue and other favorites.
The VIP Pig Pub for those 21
and older will offer table and
bar seating as well as fans,
cold beverages and shade,
with a view of the stage.


B esFekw on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at
The third annual Amelia island Blues
FestW'i t. 3andhtl iStantslGroOve
tdw.Fe mandiaBeah, wth muscthat The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
showcases blues in a family friedy atnos- Homknes, Johnny Robinson. Scott Giddons
phere white assisting local charities and and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
school music programs. night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island'
.; The festival kicks off with a free Sounds Dress is casual. For information call Holmes
on Cetre'Coricrt from 6-8 p.L. Friday tea- at 556-6772.
aturing A t.Castga and the "Blues n o
SchobrBr1_Please bring a canned good .MUMSns
for the local .Barnabas Food Bank. An aftr- O'Kane's hish Pub and Eatery, 318
party will be held at The Palace SalOon n: .Centre St, Dan Voil Tuesdays at 7 p.m.;
Centre Street a C-:' ,. -DavisTurner Band Thursday-Saturday at
Saturday is a ticketed event at tf- :..- 8.30,prn.; and karaoke Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
Femandmina Harbor Marina from 10:ia-n;,-8a.. CalW261-1000. Visit
Sp.m. Tickets are $20 in advance at ; '-.
www.amefigslandbluesfesacomr, o $25at -.. D-da kon
the gate. Sheffield's at the Palace w
an after-party starting at 9:30 p.m. V7s .'. : .The Palace. Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
www.ameiaisrandbluesfestival.comrtToi' S" rb.ckered Sunday, Ace Winn Monday;
details and tickets .-'- Buck SmW'h Project Tuesday; DJ in Uncle
T'/, -" ":.":. 'Charlie's Fridays and Saturdays. Call Bill
lneL a ".-.. :.Ch-ldeis at491t-3332 or email bill @thep-
SThe CourtyardPub & Eats, 316 Centre.' acesaoon.b.
St. John Springon the piano insideia!N '- '-.t
Qalniel Arnold oustlde (weather pertnittng) *- ft="
Sunday from 11 am.-2 p.m.; D iaki l lard .. The SaltyeFIcan Bar& Grill, 12 N. Front
Monday from 6-10 p.m.; Dave Bacato- .. -St., ive-usic Thursday through Sunday.
Wednesdays-from 6-10 p.m.; and John" Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar
SprrigerThursday-Saturdayfromn 3"-tO:3p; and Gri ln Facebook.
p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook 'a-. I B .n.I I'
at.ourtyardpulandeats. -"-' ...:- = .. *
.. ,r, :' ..: ..... .SandBottoms at Main Beach, 2910
aVi -S : > '--.AtlAnticAve, The Macys Wednesdays; and
David's Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash "lne6danclngThursdays. Visit www.sandybot1
St., preants),ohn Springer in the lounge
,,6:30 p.i..-'o.seTues and Wednesdays; .la' ,w-pw
AaroSing Friday and Saturday nights. Call -eabr.e -
904-3106049, Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on
S- S "a.. Sadter Road, live music..
U cg ,tar aw r ,, ,,, ,,eld'
..'Dog Sar 'avemrn, 10 N. Second St., pres- Sheffi" W s
etsthe. Wisecrackers, &:30 p.m. tonight; Sheffild's at The Palace, 117 Centre St,
Soul dravy, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17; Dead Hips Speak Easy.Saturdays with DJ 007 and late
Tour with Move iMeAttis, Before the .. night dance mixes; doors open at 3:30 p.m.;
.Fudatin, Simplex 1, Antler Annilation and Ms. Katie Fair on piano Tuesdays 6-10 p.m.;
TLteeh 22,y.p.m. Aug, 21; Freddy's Finest, Gary Ross Wednesdays 6-10 p.m., The
9'Dm.m Aug.- 2and Ag. 23: and Decades BandThursdays 6-10 p.m. Call Bill
Kiml Retguiz and the Black Cat Bons, 9:30 -. .Cders aft 491 -3332 or email bill@thep-
p.m. AugL24.. ala.iesal''
E. very Tuesday is .Working Class Stiff, S rl
where music Isplayed stritly from vinyl ]and 'd= SeqMa &Ca
1 QO's of' vinyl records are available'to, SlIder Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
browse d purchase. Visit Dog St ar0 . ,Ave., live music in the tiki bar from 6-1 Opm.
Facebook arid Cal 277- "nightly arid 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays,
8010. : -reggae Wednesdays with Pill Pill; The
S' Macy's in the lounge Friday rnd Saturdays
Florida Houselnn 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7
"Open Mike'Night" each Thursday from p.m.; music nightly from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. In the
7:30-10430 p.m. hi the Mermaid Baf.hosted .- Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit
by local musician Terry Smith.- Musiclans per- .. www.sldersseaslde corn. Join Sliders on
form a couple of songs and the audience Facebobk arid twitter.
gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the TT.n
Whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at in.IU
* (904)412-7665. .The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
T> l1etcher.Ave., live entertainment all day
GTEnT I weekends and 5-9 p.m. every day on the
1 "h ne. Gree.Turtle, 14S. Third St., Dan ... deck, Ca. 261-5711 and Visit their Facebook
Vol & Friends 7 p.m. tonight: Whetherman, page. ,
I-Lirhe d Beach! B Subrmiit items and updates for this cater, -
nn .dar to Assistant Editor Sign Perry at
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
Fletcher Ave.. Live music. Visit Hammerhead ; .

Sunday, Oct. 13. Headliner.
concerts by noted swing mas-
ters, the Royal Crown Revue,.
Oct. 11, and smooth saxo- -
phonist Mindi Abair, Oct 12,
will take place at the Omni
Amelia Island.Plantation
Resort Concert Pavilion. For a
complete schedule of shows,'.
jam sessions, and venues or.
to purchase -
om. For more. information.
contact the festival hotline at
(904) 50.44772 or email
SA not for protfit501(c) (3)
corporation', the Les DeMerle
Amelia Island Jazz. Festival
distributes proceeds toward a
scholarship program-to fund
college educations for aspir-
ingjazz musidcians: .:

SThere is a $5 cover charge,
: with alk-day access the day of
The Turner Ace Hardware
'People's Choice Contestwill
be held Saturday from noon to
2 p.m. For $10, guests can
purchase a wristband allowing
them to sample the barbecue
of participating teams and
vote for their favorite.
Purchase wristbands.the day
of the event at the Welcome
Tent. Cash is the official cur-
rency for this eventand there
will be an ATM on site.
Proceeds from the Great
Southern Tailgate Cook-Off
will benefit the Gator Bowl
Association and its charitable
organizations. For more infor-
mation, contact the Amelia
Island Convention & Visitors
Bureau at 277-4369 or visit


Plantation art
Nicole Rosseland's fine art
will be on display at the
Plantation Artists' Guild and
Gallery through Sept. 14, with
an opening reception from
5:30-8 p.m. tonight.
Rosseland paints oil on can-
vas with a eye for the unique.
She is a Florida native now
living in St. Marys, Ga., where
she has a gallery. H Osprey
Village will supply light
refreshments for this evening
with Rosseland. The gallery is
located at 94 Amelia Village
Circle at the Spa and Shops
of Omni Amelia Island
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.
Children'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 1-2:15 p.m.
Susan Dahl of the Island
Art Association leads the
classes. Pre-register at the
gallery, 18 N. Second St.,
Femandina Beach, 261-7020.
Local artists Rhonda
Bristol, Paul Massing, Jim
McKinney, Lamar Miles and
Gretchen Williams are dis-
playing island inspired art at
The Courtyard Pub and Eats,
316 Centre St., through
September. .
Featured artist
Lisa Inglis is the featured
artist for the month of August,
at the Island Art Association
Gallery, 18 N. Second St.,
Femandina. Teaching qne of
her drawing classes inspired
her latest works -.paintings
exclusively of local scenery.
SThe artwork is on display
through Aug. 31 at the Island
Art Association Gallery..For
more information or to get on
an email list for upcoming
drawing classes contact Lisa
at art@,
Sketch classes
Sketch classes with Bill
Maurer are held Thursday
mornings from 1O a.m.-noon.
Meet at the Amelia Island'
Coffee shopatl tjaiW.tlart1-
ing to sketch will improve6,yopr
paintings Fee'iS $40.,
Learn to paint in watercol-
or. Beginners welcome. Or if
you're already advanced learn'
some new tricks. For a supply
list and information call.
Maurer at 261-8276.
The6Cummer'Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, presents ,.
La Florida: 500 Years of ..
Florida Art through Oct. 6, cel-
ebrating 500years of Florida
art with 40 pieces includingoil
paintings, watercolors, sculp-
tures, earthenware, surf-
boards and video. For infor-
mation visit

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FRIDAY. AUGUST 16.2013/News-Leader


Pride, galoshes and having


"Here," my father-in-law said to
my mother-in-law. "You're going to
need these." "What are they," she
said with a puzzled look.
"They're galoshes," he said mat-
ter-of-factly. "You put them over your
shoes. Where we are going, they are
a must"
"I am not wearing those," she
pushed back. "Those are ugly.".
My father-in-law was a man of few
words who said a ton through his
silence. The day m r mother-in-law
refused to accept his gift, his lack of
response was nothing new. The fact
that they were newlyweds only fur-
ther proved how wise, even in his
youth, he really was.
'Bythe time they arrived at their
new home, and my mother-in-law.
opened her carndoor and buried her

stylish shoe in 10
inches of snow, my
silence filled the
atmosphere. The
cold snow, now
working its way
around her Texas-
grown foot, made-
her draw back and
PULrIT rethink her posi-
NOTES tion.
- ~Now, if you've
ever met my moth-
Pastor er-in-law, you know
Rob Goyette she's one of the
.most delightful, fun
to be around people on the:planet.
Though not afraid to voice her opin-'
ran; she's also not afraid to adrWither
mistakes especially after chilling in
the snow for a little while. Her she.ep-

ish request, as to what my father-in-
law had done with the ugly rubber
galoshes, is one I would have loved
to have been there to hear. Though
not quite the same, listening to her
tell the story is almost as fun.
With all the hot summer days
we've been experiencing lately, this
article bubbled up from my list of
possible things to write about While
the thought of snow covering the
ground is worlds away, the idea of
learning to accept God's graciousgift
hits a little closer-to home.
. When I think about my mother-in-
law, and her resistance to put on
something essential for where she
was going, I can't help but think
about myself I'must confess, like my
mother-in-law, in my early years, I
was more concerned about looking
good in front of people rather than

paying attention to life's realities.
Unfortunately, the same thing was
true of me spiritually.
Even though I grew up going to
church, the thought of putting on
Jesus Christ publicly was something
that I felt would cramp nmy style. The
day I realized how.cold life without
God really was, all that changed. I
should tell you, to finally humble
myself and admit that I needed
something that God had been offer-
ing to me, took some time. Once I
did admit it, I realized just how much
my pride had been hurting me.
To me, without question; it's our
biggest issue pride. From Genesis
to revelation the root of all our prob-
lems is our pride. From the moment
Adam chose to be his own god
instead of have a God,everything
went downhill.: Some call that tragic

event in the Garden of Eden the fall
of man. I prefer calling it the rise of
man. In essence, it was there that
man said to God I don't need what
you have to offer me I'll do it my
way. Like my father-in-law with my
mother-in-law, God, in His infinite
wisdom, decided not to argue the
point but to let man step out into a
world void of the protection He had
offered him. The rest is history.
Fortunately, the good news is
this. Like my mother-in-law, if we are
willing to humble ourselves and
admit that we need God, and His gra-
cious gift, He is ever ready to help us
out. As for me, galoshes or not, put-
ting on Jesus Christ was the best
decision I've ever made.
SRobert L Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center

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Palrl' :..cover fantastic buys.There
4PackteSchboo 1ert~ b li
a ie 0 "~ will be clothing, machines.:,
Through the month of electronics and tools galore.
August, FirstBaptisf For information call 261-6448. -
Fernandina Beach is taking i -
donations of school supplies Movie nitg
to Ptack the School. This year, First Baptist Fernandina
the cfort is lo help Southside 'Beach, 16(00 S. Eighth St, -
Elementary supply its teach- presents the movie,"Home
ers and students with .pencils, Run" on Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. in
pens,,pocket folders, wide- the worship center. "
ruled notebook paper, spiral. In the movie pro baseball
notebooks, crayons. glue player Cory Brand (played by
Sticks, dry-erase markers,. 'TV and film star Scott Elrod)
white or color copy paper, is forced int6 a rehabilitation
Kleenex, paper towels, wipe- program in his Oklahoma.
ups and backpacks. 'hometown after several alco-'
Drop off your donations at hol-related incidents thai cli-.
First Baptist Church, 1600 S., max with injuring his brother
Eighth SL, during regular in a car crash. Cory reluctant-
business hours', 8:30 a.m.-4:30 ly enters a Celebrate
p.m., Monday through : Recovery program. He even-
Thursday (drive to the back tually finds new hope when he
and enter the Administrative gets honest about his check-
Offices), or the Children's ered past, and takes on coach-
'Desk on Sunday. ingduties for a Little League
teamn. Cory reunites with,hk
W. 0 1 1 event high school girlfriend, starts a
' Yulee Baptist Church will relationship with his son and
hostthe Festivals of Marriage rebuilds his relationship with :
simulcast today starting atL7 his family Also starring
p.m. and continuiing'Aug. 17 at Dorian Brown and VivicaA.'-
8:30 a.m. featuring Gary Fox as pro-ball player's agent
Chapman, Le anid Leslie .. Admission is free Visit
Parrott, Mark Merrill, Steve wwv for details
and Debbie Wilson, Big andto watch th r,-novie trailer.
-Daddk.rWeaveandTeai kJa
1WotdptMy -I -. Choir forming
The event is meant to Allegiance is a choir for
encourage, challenge and area students in grades 6-12 :'
help you build a healthy miar- that meets Sundays from 6:15:':
riage through great. mentor- '7:45 p.m. at Amelia Baptist
ing, no matter your age or Church to rehearse and to
.your stage of marriage. Learn study the Word: of God: They
something new about how the sing for the worship service
gospel shoutild impact your i on the first Sunday of every
.marriage and leave feeling month at ABC and in June '
excited about your future. 2014 will go on a performance
Contact Mark at mark@yulee- tour and mission trip. In the the church 'past, the group has .traveled to
office at 225-5128. Washington, D.C., Colorado,
._Cside alSale New York, Indiana, Ohio,
_K Tennessee, West Virginia,
Firt Assembly, of God, 302 Georgia, and South Carolina,'
South 14th St.,will host a side- among others. ' :
Walk sale today and Aug. 17' If you are interested in
from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The public learning more about this
is invited to come and browse, group please contact Pam
though the treasures and dis- Helton or Amy Thrift at 261-

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 mi.wklle Road Cowty Rd-107 South
Fermandina Beach. FL32034

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Ir .th eHeart of Fernandina
S' 9 N. 6" Street
SDr. Wain Wesberry
S '. .. enibr Pastor
'.Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
SWorship 8:30 & 11 'am
,Sunday School 9:50am
BE Nursery *Children
1 Youth Adults
S .' 261-3837

"Discoverthe Difference'" at'
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr.-H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10Oam
Bible Study 9am
Nuryey provided for all services
Small group.studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Com 4 Buccane- Tlt & G-biag Road, F-Aimm d
For MIore namation co: 261-9527

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9527 or come on out'to Amelia
Baptist, 961167 Buccaneer
Trail, on Aug. 18 for the first
One of gospel music's,
most popular quartets, The
Dixie Melody Boys, will be
featured at Epworth By .The
Sea in St Simmons Island, Ga.,
Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at 7 p m
Since organizing over five
decades ago. The Dixie :
Melody Boys have enjoyed'
much success. including a.
Grammy nomination and
numerous Fan Award nornina-
,tions fronm The Singing News.'
Magazine. Southern gospel
music's leading fan and trade
publication. Group leader Ed
O'Neal is a 50-year gospel
music veteran who w'as.
'inducted into the Southern
Gospel MNusic Association
Hall of Fame in 2004. For
information, call (912) 280-
9521 oi. visit www dix" "
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Holy days
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island/Nassau will
observe Rosh Hashanah on
'Sept 5 and Yom Kippur on
-sept -14:-Rabbi Robt. t.,
G,,odmarn!Oll condUitt'ti. vi&,'"
es at the Ocean Clubhouse at
the Omni Amelii Island
Plantation The group will
gatherat 930 am both days.
with services at 10 a m. sharp.
A luncheon buffet will follow
the Rosh Hashanah service.
and a "break-fast" potluck on
YonTm Kippur at the Amenity
Center at North Hampton
The cost is $20 per person
per service, add an extra 1l6
per person for.the brunch.
Your check is your reserva-
tion. For details'contact
Debbie Price at 310-6060 or
SIsle of Light Unity holds
morning worship services at

Rev. Josi Kallukalam |
SaldaylVigil Mass-4 pm&5:30i p 1
Saltriayf Vigil Mass 7pjai. Spaisl class
Salta 4 pm Mass at YuMe UndiMd Mthodlis C eh i
Sunday Masses
650 am- 10:01 im 12:00 pm (nun)
Daily Mass 8:30 am Mn, WedTlurs & Fri.
pm-,Tms !
Holy Day Masses Vigil -6 pm; uHoly Day-8:30 am, 6 pn
Coehssinaim iSesay 3pm-3:45 pm irhyapp |
Paitk Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emmeqcy Number:904-277-466M

NewVision `
. Church, Ut.
Worship Sundays
at 10:00 am
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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM


The Men's Community, Bible Study
group is planning its annual Fall Kickoff on
Monday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. The ribs and bar-
becue dinner will be held a thie Chem Cell
Club off Amelia Island Parkway (just follow
the signs).
Norm Purdte, the teaching director for
the men's study, is also .the chief chef for the
group. "Our ribs night is not only a time of'
great food and fellowship, but it is an oppor-
tunity for long-time CBSers to invite their
friends to find .out 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 famnfiliar toanyone who has heard
Handel's Messiah, but very few of us haVe
had the opportunity study the books of
these prophets as a wfiole," he said. The
study will c& 7 p.m. on Monday,
Sept. 9 at the Amelia Baptist Church..-
The mission of Community 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 Aug. 26 and find out more about CBS.
can indicate their interest by contacting
Norm Purdue at or
by calling 206-0588. No tickets are required,
but there will be a "kitty" to offset the cost
of the food.

The'-AmelR-lsland Community Bible.-'
S'" 'S `,, -sW'6R fnfot 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-denominational, in-depth Bible study,
this may be the stuff you are looking for.

i10 a.m. on the.second and '
'fourth Sunday of each month
at the American Beach
Community Center and .
Museum, 1600 Julia St. in
American. Beach. Childcare
provided. For information call
Marcia at 415-0822 Or Chris at
310-6502. .
Summer schedule
"St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., is '
on its summer schedule, with

SPlease jok us for
Adult Sunday School 9:30AM
S Worship 11 AM
Children's Church 11:00 AM
AIA & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381. Pastor Charlie Sward

20 South Ninth Street 2614907
Re. Darien K Bolen Sr., Pastor
The Charuo
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire tobee in the
Heart ofAll People
SuwaVr New Minehme Caws 9a.a
Sunday School 9:30 iLm.
MJainag Warship 11 M.
Rni NeyonV--dayPr-yr
fft esay4-we Servidce 7-9 p.m.
Mmtsemr Bus & In, Cespomk Stagies,


Sunday Service ... .10.30 am
Bible Study ........9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl

The philosophy of Community Bible
Study is to be an every person's Bible study.
This means all women, men and children
will 6e so loved and cared for that they will
feel comfortable in CBS classes regardless
of their background, education, church
involvement, ethnicity or economic status
The df.sire is to build unity within the body
of Chirist in the midst of diversity in our
If you wouId like more information,
please call the appropriate'class coordinator:
9 Ladies Day Class meets from 9:30-
'11;30 a.m. Wednesday at Amnelia Baptist
Church. Children's programs for newborn-
high school. Call Kathleen Minor at 225-
8125. Begins Sept. 11.
. Ladles Evening 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. Call
Tony Taylor at 321-0785. Begins Sept. 9
i For information on the Eteen or Teen
class, please call Bobbie Burch at 261-2533
0 0 a .
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 Trail.
Regular weekly classes will begin
Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. This ye-ar's inti.r-
denominational, in-depth Bible study will be
Arnow-and-Isaiah and will run through early
IMfayvSce! 19T5. Comnm t Blble Strdy
has been helping people grow in their
knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.
Call Barbara Tucker at 261-9969 or
Nancie Waldron at 261,S507 with questions
about the dinner, the class or registration.

Sunday services at 8.30 and .,.
S10 a.m. and brealdast at 9-15
a.m. Wednesday Eucharist '
' remains at 12.10 p m, and :
Taizd and Celtic services coh-
;tinue at their regular 6 p.m.
times on the second and
fourth Sundays, respectively.
All arewelcome. .
Help needed.
SThe all-olunteerYulee'
SInterfaith pin ner Network -
needs the' community's help

IInnottvatv Sy/e, Contemporary Musi,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Mlner.Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
S Nursery Provided
KldKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
S Youth Program Wed. 0 6:30pm I
| ConaclingwMh ChnsL. e

"Come Experience tie Joy of
Worship & Service" Psalm 100
Sunday School ..............9:48&m
Worship Serve- ............ 11:00am
vning Worship '............ .q:OOp
We*dludy Night Spper ....... :OOpm
EneoutMer YTouth Group .6:30pm-6 00np
Wedsday Prayie Servic..... .7:0pm
73i Boanltview Rood
Nursery provided
Plid us on F~edbeokr
Five Pontn BDptlf Seouuntr You&t

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

to continue to provide hoi.
healthy meals to atdulti 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, 556-
2496, or send donations to
The Coalition for the ,
Homeless, P.O. Box 16123,
Fernandina Beach. FL
32035. Please put YIDN in the
memo line.

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Doug Sides, Seplor Pastor
Morning Servies 8:15 and 11:00 am
S 'Suunday School 9:45 am '
Sunday.Evening .6;00 pm
.Wednesday Prayer MeeUng 6:30 pm
WednesdayTChildren 6:30 pm
*Wednedaj 'Overflow' Youth, 6:30 prp
Nurs4ry Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd 904-225-5128
Yulee.FL 32097 '

St. Peter's Episcopal .Church
Welcomes .YOu! M
Located at ttie corner
of 8'th &Atiantc ,
Summer Service \
S Schedule I
8:30 Holy Eucharist. Rite 11
99:15 Breakfast ,
10:00 Holy'Eucharist. Rite II
6 pmi Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 pi TAIZE 2nd Sunday


A Coomregaoa of the
.lvstytwan Chrch In America
Dwota to Christ. to the Feowshp &
to the Great Commisuaon
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursmny and Chdredos Curch provided
Gnce Groups meet on Wednesday evenings in
Permadna Beda. lOngsland f Yulee.
SMen's. Women's and Youtt minlstlars
06038 go= nl Square Court. Vi.d. FL 32097
Naxtto WlTVm,OIf

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"Wherm e hBible is our onlyauthorit.
RomaoS 16:.16
Worhip Service Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m,

*- Feinandina Beach, FL 32034
In the Lofton Pointe Plaza
2110 miles south of SR200/A1A

Worship this week

1* at the place of your choice,..

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The Nassau Youth Writers
Program meets the third
Tuesday of each month at
Books Plus, 107 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach. For more
information contact nassauy-
Leadership class
Youth Leadership Nassau
is seeking qualified 10th and
11th 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 o01
Students will meet monthly
September through March .
where they will gain' an
increased awareness of com-
', munity needs,.opportunities
and resources, develop effec-
Stive leadership styles and -
meet other students from
'Nassau County. For an appli-
catiop see your school guid-
S ", ance ol office or teacher. ,
If you are interested in the
prevention and elimination 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 meeting is Aug. 20 at
4 p.m. at the Fernandina 1
'Beach Police Department
:Community Rooni
Guest speaker John Martin
with the Veteran's Affairs
-:* Office vill speak about his ..
role at the-office and its col.
laboration with NACDAC. For
inlornmt ion visit www.nacdac,
obrg or call Susan Woodford. or
Kerrie Albert at 277-3699.
Teen Court
S, Nassau County Teen Cour
Swill be held Auig 20 at the .
a.' Nsau County Judicial
Annex. 76347 Vektrans WVay,
. Yulee Svssion- begin at 6
Sriderli-;iiac< 11t-S are
invited i, pai t.'ipai- T iiji,,-
wishing to be on the volunteer
' jury or ract as attorneys, court
clerks and bailiffs can sign up
' through their schoolkiuidance
offices or by attending court
and signing up.then. To par-
ticipate as an attorney, see
Coordinator Charles Griffin,
who assigns the rotating posi-
tions. Volunteers need to
arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m
For information call Griffin at
SThe School Advisory
Councilof Fernandina Beach
High School will hold its orga-
nizational meeting for the
2013-14 school year on Thurs-
day, Aug. '22 at 3:30 p.m. in the
main office conference room.
For any questions and/or con-
cerns, contact Spencer G.
Lodree at 261-5713. '
; Virginia College in
Jacksonville will host a
Friends and Family Fall
-Festivalfor the' community
and former, current and
.prospective students on Aug..
24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the campus, 5940 Beach Blvd.
'Ehjoy fun for the whole family
refreshments, giveaways and
.the opportunity to win door ,,
prizes. To receive information
'about programs offered visit
, or contact
.the school at (904) 520-7400.
^Florida State College at
Jacksonville Betty P Cook .
.Nassau Center, 76346 William
!Burgess Blvd., Yulee, is offer-
ing a workforce certificate
program in Commercial Food
and Culinary Arts to prepare
individuals for work in the
'culinary and hospitality fields.
Food Preparation, the first
B00-hour class, begins Aug. 26
:and meets Monday through
Friday from 1-5 p.m. until Dec
,3. The cost is $942 plus a un-
'"orm. The textbook and
-knives will be provided. Rest-
:aurant Cook, the second 300-
jiour class for the certificate,
"will be offered in the spring
term,, which starts in January.
Instructor is Chef Bill Castle-
.berry, a certified executive
"chef with the American Culi-

naryy Federation. Applicants
:must complete an application,
theTest of Adult Basic Edu-
:cation and the federal financial
'aid application. A high school
-diploma is not required. Call
S Tina Elmore at 548-4435.
, 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
Gardening. Visit www.riverot- Contact
AngelaRay at 415-5223.
Step by Step Learning
Centers are registering for the
new school year, including
free VPK Morning and after-
Snoon classes and wrap-around
care are offered, featuring an
advanced curriculum, Spanish
classes, music and dance.
French and Russian are
brought in for special celebra-
r tions.
The before and after .
y school program includes
transportation by Step by Step
or the Nassaut, County School
system, breakfast in the morn-
ing program, after school
Tutoring, snacks, games,
music and dance, outside
Time, a reading program, arts '
and crats and soccer shots
with certified coaches. Stop
by for a tour. Call 277-8700.
Miss Kate;s Pre K, 1303
Jasmine St., is enrolling
Southside students for the
school year after-care pro-
gram, offering small class
size, good teacher/student
xatios, -supervised homework,
daily special activities, from 2-
5:30 p.m.'Maximum fee is
$65/week. For more informa-
tion, contact Kate at misskate- ,
n Tree House,
r' The Ti-ee 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 -
t and holiday programs avail-
able, with transportation to
, Southside and Emma Love,
free rVPK and VPK Wrap, state
approved Beyond Centers and
Circle Time/'Cribs to Rattles
programs and an Early
ILearirnig Bible Series for eacl,4.
!' age group Children from
state approved funding agen-
cies accepted Contact direc-
a' tor Bobbie Matthews at 432-
7078 Visit www thacademy.
corn The academy uses pb&j
TV technology, so parents can
Swatch their children via their
cell phones and tablets.
Coop preschool
The Amelia Island Parent
Co-Operative Preschool is
registering students for the
2013-14 school year. AIPCPis
a nonprofit preschool that
offers a quality education for 2
and 3 year olds. The 2-year-old
class is Tuesdays and
Thursday from 9:15 a.m -
S12:15 p.m. and the 3-year-old
class is Monday, Wednesday
Sand Fridays from 9:15a.m.-
12:15 p.m. The school is locat-
ed at 5040 First Coast Hwy.,
next to the .Dome Healing
SCenter. For information call
'261-1161. "
Troop 89
Boy Scout Tro0op 89 meets
each Monday,6:30-8:00 p.m.,
Sat the Adam Kelley Scout Hut,
SSouth 13th Street Troop 89,
sponsored by Fernandina `
Beach Rotary Club continu-
ously for 75 years, has a
Strong record for helping
Sold boys through teamwork
in camping, canoeing, hiking,
t bicycling and individual
'endeavors in communications,.
personal fitness and other .
areas. Contact Scoutmaster
Dan Matricia'at 277-9611 or
jcome to the Scout Hut during
meeting times.
Resource~ guide
The Nassau Alcohol Crime
and Drug Abatement
Coalition (NACDAC) offers a
free Resource Guide for-sub-'
stance abuse and mental
health for Nassau and sur-
rounding counties. The guide
provides information on local
agencies and providers, con-
tact information, types of serv-
ices and payment types
accepted. The guides are
available at area health care
providers, schools, law
enforcement sites and the
NACDAC office, 516 South
10th St., Suite 211. -.
For information visit or call 277-
1 Alateenmeetings
Alateen, a group for teens
bothered by someone else's
drinking, meets at 11-a.m.
Saturday in Fernandina
Beach'. For details, including
the location, contact (904)


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Boy Scout
Troop 89,
Beach's oldest'
continuous Boy
Scout troop,
returned recently'
from 4ayport,
located on the
shores of
Chesapeake Bayj,. "
above. The eight
oldest Scouts .....
spent the week
aboard a 40-
plus-foot sailing
vessel, learning
sailing and visit-
ing'cities along.:the stNIITrED PHOiT)S
- shores of the bay, right. Kneeling With the captain and first mate, from left,ka'-reWill
Minasi and Darid Beal. Standing are Josh Gaus, Jacob Bishop, Brian Camp, Greg
Eberwine, Chris NMatricia and Hvnson Cole.
The younger Scouts participated in merit badge camp, earning more than 47
badges. For more information on the troop, contact Dr. Dan Matricia at 583-3016...

FOFA scholarship
The Friends of Fernan4ina Aviation
group has awarded their fourth-
$2,000 scholarship for the year
2013, for superior academic achieve-
Sment and leadership. Above, from left,-
SFQFA president Jerry Kaweclaipres-
ents the scholarship to recipient Wyatt
Carpenter, a recent graduate of West
Nassau High -chool. Wyatt will be
entering the Aviation Operations pro-
gram at FSCJ and plans to pursue a
career as an Air Traffic Controller.
Right, Wyatt is pictured with his moth-
er, Paula Carpenter, following the
award presentations. -

Junior naturalists
Bivalve or gastropod? Wild Amelia's Junior Naturalists work to identify common
seashells found on Amelia Island's beaches at the Junior Naturalist program on July
26, at the Book Loft, led by Robyn Nemes, author of The Seashore, the first of three
Junior Naturalist curricula -interpretive, interactive guidesg- to be produced by Wild
Amelia for children 7-15. Copies of The Seashore are available at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center, Kayak Amelia, the Book Loft, Books Plus, and the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation Nature Center.


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school news and '
announcements to the
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Take Stock in Children
is looking for female volun-
teers, especially in the"
Yulee area, to serve as men-
tors for deserving children
in grades 7-12.
Mentors serve as adult
friends providing guidance
and support during weekly
meetings with their stu-
dents at school. The meet-
ings last about an' hour and
are sometimes held during
lunch. The meetings also
"serve as reminders to the
students of their commit-
menit of good grades, atten-
dance and behavior as Take
Stock participants. Their
reward for fulfilling that
commitment is a college
tuition scholarship upon
,'. graduation.
Mentors are asked to
complete an application, are
interviewed and receive
training. A Take Stock men-
tor training will be held on
Monday, Sept 9, from 3:30-
6:30 p.m. at the FSCJ Betty
P. Cook Nassau Center,
76346 William Burgess
Blvd. in Yulee. ,
Take Stock in Children,
has provided college schol-
arships to more than 185
Nassau students over the
last 15 years. Another 150'
Take Stock scholars are. in
Nassau County's four mid-
dle and high schools.
For more information,
, and clibk on mentor
or contact Jody Mackle at
548-4464 0ro .




The FSCJ Betty P Cook
Nassau Center is pleased to
present the first class of the
Cardiovascular Technology
Program. Students began
the program in May and
will graduate in fall 2014:
They'will be trained in both
invasive and non-invasive
cardiology specialties.
Eight students in the inau-
gural class are Nassau.
County residents.
Heart disease is the
, number one killer of both
men and women in the
United States. The need for
trained personnel in the-
field of cardiovascular tech-
nology continues to grow
because of these statistics.,
This selective access
program accepts 24 stu-
dentseach academic year.
The program is a five
Semester Associate in
SScieiince degree program,
' not including therequired
pre-requisite courses.
Prerequisites for the pro-
gram include ENC1101
(English Composition 1),
MACIO05 or higher
(College Algebra),'
BSC2085C (Human
,Anatomy and Physiology I),
Humanities (refer to A.S.
General Education
Requirements) and a social
science elective (refer to
'A/S. General Education
Requirement). At this time
the program is new and is
applying for accreditation.
A new class will begin
summer term 2014. The
application deadline for the
summer 2014 class is April
15, 2014. Applications and
information are available
online at Students
interested in the program
should contact Christie "
Jordan by phone at 548-
1709 or by email at chjor-


FRIDAY. AUGUST 16.2013 News-Leader


On Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Executive Chef
Daven Wardynski of the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation will offer a gourmet
cooking demonstration at the Amelia
Farmers Market, located at the Shops of
the Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
Samples will be available.
A graduate from Northern Michigan
Universitywith a bachelor's degree in
hotel and restaurant management,
Wardynski has received multiple honors
from the American Culinary Federation,
including a Gold Medal in the Chicago
National Restaurant show:
The Amelia Farmers Market is open
every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 plm. No
pets, please. Call 491-4872 or visit
Nature photography
Ever 'dreamed of getting the perfect '
shot of a great blue heron in flight or a
bumblebee nestled on a flower? Join a
photographer and nature enthusiast on..
SAug, 17 at 11 am..for a leisurely stroll pr9
the Fairway Loop Trail at the Ribault ..
Club on Fort George Island Cultural
State Park and learn techniques to help
capture. Bring your.own cameraand '
photography supplies, sturdy shoes, bug
Spray, sunscreen and water. .'Spade is lim-
ited to 10 participants.. RSVP to the
Talbot Islands State Park-Ranger-Station
at (904) 251-2320. Reservations are
Required ;and the program is free...
- Barrier islands
Join a park ranger for an informative

talk on the natural history of sea islands
and their important role in coastal ecolo-
gy on Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault
Club on Fort George Island Cultural
State Park. No reservations are neces-.
sary and the program is free. For addi-
tional information contact the Talbot
Islands Ranger Sfation at (904)-251-2320.
Plantdinic -
On Aug. 19, County Extension
Director/Horticulture Agent Becky
Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Yulee Extension
-Office (AlAand Pages Dairy Road). All
county residents are invited to bring
plant samples showing problems in their
-landscapes. Problems will be identified
and solutions offered. There is no fee for
this service. Call (904) 879-1019.
Lawn games
Want to find out how to lawn bowl or
play croquet? Join a ranger on the green
to learn about these fun outdoor games"
on Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club
on Fort George Island Cultural State
SPark: No reservations are necessary and
the progrm- is free. For additional infor-
mation contact theTalbot Islands*
Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320. Visit'
Sea-levlise "
As part of the City Resilienicy Series,
Fernandina Beach i hosting a presenta-
tion, "Sea-Level Rise and Fernandina
SBeach," by Thomas Ruppert of Florida :
Sea Grant Coastal Planning, on Sept 5 at

7 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 South
10th St. This lecture is open free.
The Nassau County Convenience
-Center accepts all items that plug in or
are battery operated, with the exception
Sof TV's with "tubes," free of charge. In
addition to e-scrap recyclables the center
Also accepts appliances, scrap metal,
tires (four), batteries, aluminum, glass,
newspaper/magazines and plastics.
The center is open Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 ,
p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to
noon. For information call 5484972 or
go to Click on
Departments/Solid Waste Department.
Junior Naturalists
Wild Amelia's new Junior Naturalist
Program is based on the model of the
Junior Ranger program used in the
National Parks and involves a mini-cur-
riculum of activities for children ages 7-
15to complete by exploring "The
Seashore." This first component of the
program is available at the Atlantic-
Avenue Recreation Center and Kayak
Amelia, for just the $2 cost of.printing.
It includes self-directed activities to
safely explore the beaches of Amelia
Island and learn about common
Seashells, how the tides work and crabs,
birds and.sea turtles. .
To review the Junior Naturalist cur-
riculum, stop by-the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center or Kayak Anielia. To
learn more about Wild Amelia, visit

Goats Do Roam Winery will be at the Amelia Island
Wine Festival Oct. 12. Fairview, the parent company,
was founded in 1693 on the southwestern slopes of
Paarl at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.' -

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at Wine Festival
SAmelia Island Wine Festival Stellenbosch and thd
'is pleased to announce that Swartland, and the Goatfather
Goats Do RoamWinery will be which includes a' selection o
at the festival. Fairview, the par- Italian varietals. The whitM
erit company, was founded in wines are a light, bright wine
1693 on the southwestern and well-balanced with fruit
)slopes of Paarl at the Cape of driven freshness and zesty acid
Good Hope, South Africa. ,, ity. .. ,
Fairview was purchased n1 1937 '' Tickets are now on sale the
'and,operated by third- "Taste- the Southern,
generation family members Hemisphere," showcasing
with vineyards in the leading award-winning wines frork
.coastal grape producing areas, 'Argentina, Chile, Australia'
where geographic and climatic New Zealand and South Africa
diversity allows them to craft a on Oct. 12 among the mosa
range of truly di-iinctive wines. draped oaks and reflective
Goats l o Roam was start- lagoon at the Shpps of. Omi
ed in 1997 with a nameto honor Amelia Island Plantatioln. :
the curious goats that do roam Stroll along the Wine WallX
*-the Paarl Valley and who also .sample wines from over 20
produce a h ig h quality milk the wineries and talkwith industry
winery makes into its award- representatives, all without a
winning cheeses. passport or jetlag. Purchase a
Occasionally, the mischie- bottle or a case, at the Winre
.QV. goatJuRp.e.aWpcqd.l4i TenLt'o proloang.he pleasure
and stray into the,vineyards,' 'long lifted you "return lohme.
sampling delicious bunches of Wine Ticket holders also
grapes just like the wine- will enjoy food tasting from
Making team that is constantly local ,restaurants. in the
sampling from the vineyards.of Restaurant, Court. The. Wine
the Cape, in search of those Walk is open to everyone to
special grapes for its full-fla- shop for artisan-crafted treas-
vored blends. \ Iures, from table art to pottery,
SThe art of blending creates handmade glass votives and
many of the world's greatest vases, hand-turned rare wood
wines, with only a perfect blend vases and pepper mills, unique
of grape varietals, making a bottle stoppers and wine acces-
wine of true balance. The key to series, hand-painted stemware
the Goats Do Roam wines is and sterling silver and copper
their approachabilityand full jewelry mirroring the organic
upfront fruit, combined with flow of fabric. Wander down the
subtle elegance and firm body. Wine Walk to the award-win.
These are not "easy-drinkers" nifig Amelia Farmers Market,
as we know them, but rather which will be open normal
serious wines made in an hours Oct. 12 from 9a.m.4 p.m.
.appealing style. Available at the Visit www.ameliafarmersmar'
Festival will be Goats Do Roam ket.fcom. '
.Red, the Goat-Roti, an elegant For details and ticket infor-
blend of Shiraz and Viognier mation visit www.ameliaw-
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YULEE Nice SW $750 rental
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