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Civil War reenactor Nathan Collins finds shelter from the sun in his tent during the Union garrison at
Fort Clinch, top. Mary Burnette and Geri Dod portray sutlers who sold goods and provisions to the
Civil War era soldiers who earned $13 a month, above. Fort Clinch State Park will host a Union garri-
son event on1Saturday from 9 a.m. to5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is 86 per vehicle
park entrance fee plus $2 per person fort admission. Visit www.FloridaStateParks.org for information.


City to continue



library payment


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
Neps-Leader


City commissioners bulhltd Iheads
again Tuesday over a $51,000 payment
'to Nassau County to 'run the
.Fernandina branch of the Nassau
County Library System..
But after a split vote of 2-2 in which
the motion to approve failed, they final-
ly agreed unanimously to grant the
payment, which had already been put
in the 2012-13 budget earlier in the
year. Commissioner Charles Corbett
was absent.
At the beginning of the discussion,
*Mayor Saiiah Pelican and Commis-
sioner Pat Gass both voted against the
interlocal payment inr the first vote to
approve the resolution.
After thetie, Pelican n.;ied she was'
meeting with County Managet Ted
Selby, County Commission Chair
Danny Leepei arid Cit Managger Joe
Gerrity on Thlursday to discuss the
payment and other city/cointy i ksues.
But that did 'not sit well with
Commissioner Arlene Filkol'f, who
argued three commissioners had
already voted in favor of the payment



Nonprof


$10,000 f
ANGLE. \ DAUGHTRY
Vc,'s Leader '
A split city commission narrowly
voted to put $ .10 o) into a special lfund
in the'city budget for local'nonprofit
gLqgp. during a contentious budget
'hM--aring Tui ,' .. .. .....- "
The hearing was scheduled so
commissioners could te'&tively
approve the final city budget along
with the adjusted rollback rate and
voter approved debt Comnissioner .
Chai les Corbett was absent
In tbt end Mayor bai ah Pelican -


S earlier in. the year.
Filkoff, a former
Mayor, noted she
had b:ten tl-eonl- i'o
suggest, the city
0 commission meet
with county com-
S missioners to dis-
cuss the library pay-
Pelican meant.
( "I do not feel
comfortable with not
all of us being ther-e (for the discus-
sion)," Filkofft said "I thought (the
payment) was a done deal, and now
we're saying it's not again." ,
"We never decided we didn't all
want to be (at the mrneeting)," Filkoff
said. "We weren't given the opportu-
Snity. I understand the mayor's posi-
tion. but there is no more authority
for the mayor .to represent us than for
me to represent us."
SGerrity said the county commisi
sion had suggested the closed meeti
ing, and that there -as a need forexpe:
dience in decisions on the library,
because the city had already gotteii
SLIBk4qRYContinued on 3A -







rom, City
who along with Commissioner Pat
Gass was the subject of excoriating
public corn men ts ws compelled to
vote in favor of the funding for non-
-profits .
,,Pelican and Gass both stated at
previous meetings the city should not"
be givirigr'a'neyi'to-lnIcal charities.
:despite the tact it has donet so for near-
ly 40years. Both have contended that
donations to charities should be up to
theindividual taxpayerand not decid-
ed by government.
NONPROFIT Continued on 3A


Nelson: idiotic approach'


a threat to Postal Service
N LARY MAGUIRE
"V LJta&r
'Who is going to buy thepost office other than
Someone should deliver a the city of Fernandina Beach?
lator to the Lt S. Postal Service Lt S the city o/Ternandina Beach?
Sen Bill Ndeson (D-Fla ) says the heart U.S. SEN. BILL NELSON
of the operation is in distress
"The post office is almost in car-
diac arrest." said Nelson du-ing a meet ing that they wo'rry more about the of real estate enpty. Many people'are
and greet with local officials on next election than solving problems wondering what happens next..The
Tuesday afternoon in the lobby (of the through consensus building is riddled with a broad range
downtown post office "Theseguys are afraid of their shad- of issues, and may have' more struc-
The postal service is struggling to ow and worry Ihat the tea party' is coin- rural and environmental problems than
maintain services under billions of dol- ing after them," said Nelson "I'm sorry there are Christmas letters to Santa.
lars of debt. Officials say closing facil- we have ideological dis-partisanship Nelson made a list of possible buy-
. ities is one way to save' money in Washiington. and in Tallahassee as ers, and it has one name on it.
The downtown Fernandina Beach well." W'ho is going to buy the post office
facility, a stately white building anchor- Nelson asked the group, which other than the city of Fernaidina
ing the northeast corner of Centre and included city officials and post office Beach?" said Ihe senator.
North Fourth streets, is on the to-be- executives from Jacksonville and the "In order to patch this thing upwith
closed list. greater Florida i egion, wnen the local all the deterioration in this, and this is
A post office official, who was on ,facility would close. my country boy assessment, but for a
hand to meet the senator, told Nelson "The Postal Regulatory Comnmis- private entrepreneur to do that, that's
the facility could close by the end of the siop will tell us \vhen. and il that hap- such a stretch "
year pens in November then we'll wait until Nelson. who spent nearly a week in-.
S"We have an idiotic approach to the after the holiday rush." said 'Charley space on the shuttle Columbia in 1986,
post office," said Nelson, who says Miller, district manager for the Gullf- declined a tjurof the facility., blaming
fighting among his Washington col- Atlantic region for the U S. Postal allergies to mold and mildew, which
leagues blocks many problenms- such Service. "It might be more advanta- the downtown facility is .said to have in
as the financial onie tracing the LI S geous to wait until the New Year I(to abundance
Postal Service from finding sb.Lutions. close) i Nelson asked about the availability
Nelson specifically targeted con- Should the downtown post office
servative lawmakers for troubles, sa.y- close, it would leave a prominent piece NELSON Conlinued on 24


A TV reporter
interviews U.S.
Sen. Bill Nelson
about the use of
military force
against Syria out-
side the down-
town courthouse
in Fernandina
Beach on
Tuesday. Story,
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FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 6.2013 NEWS News-Leader


Robert Arthur Brechler
Robert Arthur Brechler, age 83, of
Fernandina Beach, FL passed away
Tuesday morning, September 3, 2013 at
Baptist.Medical Center/Nassau.
Mr, Brechler was born Sept 9, 1929, in
Chicago, Ill., the only child of Arthur &
Marguerite Brechler. Mr.
Brechler served aboard the
USS Roosevelt in the
Korean War as a Naval avi-
ator, flying both Corsairs &
Panthers. After serving in
the Navy, he retired from
P K the FAA. He had a lifelong
passion for cars and after hos retirement
was involved in showing his collection of vin-
tage cars, winning numerous awards. Mr.
Brechler was a Board Member of Methodist
Hospital. He was a member of numerous
clubs & organizations including: Quiet
Birdmen, Jacksonville Power Squadron,
Antique Automobile Club, Rolls Royce
Owner's Club, Bentley Drivers Club where
he was friend to all. .
He leaves behind his wife of 8 years;,
Shirley Ann Brechler, his children, Randy
Brechler of Jacksonville, John Brechler
:(Ferol) of Ponte Vedra-:Beach- Jan
McGurrin of Jacksonville Beach, Barbara
Smith (David) of Bowling of Green, KY,
Vernon Catron (Mary), Joy Wegand
(David), John Hay (Kathy), Susan,
Tombarello (Jim). 13 grandchildren, Bobby
& Codly Brechler, Matt (Charlye), Justin,
Luke & Olivia McGurrin, Collin, Abby &
Ellie Smith, Derek & Kara Hay, Ross
Tombarello, and Brean Walters (Jason),
and two great-grandchildren Elsie Walters.
and Maggie McGurrin. ' .
Services will be held at 11:00 AM on.
Friday in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home with Chaplin Richard
Shannonhouse officiating. The family will
receive friends one hour prior to service
time. If so desired memorials can be made
in his name to the Nassau Humafte Society,
671 Airport Road,- Fernandina Beach, FL
-32034.
: Please share his life story and leave
words of comfort at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors

Daisy Brooks Goodman
- Celebrating the Life of Daisy Brooks
Goodman ,
: "No lTears" ,-
- Daisy Brooks Goodman was ,:born to
Ruby Lee Brooks and Edwih L Brooks in
"Fernandina-Beach, Florida.
U She was preceded in death
by her 'father, Edwin L.
Brooks, Mr. Jason, who she
regarded and loved as a
father, and.a brother, Edwin
L Brooks, Jr.
She lived in Nassau
County (Fernandina Beach and Yulee) all
her life where she attended the local pub-
lic schools. She graduated from Fern-andina
Beach High Shb6l6n June 3-,. 1970. -
-She married Lawrence Goodman in 1979
ind later separated.
. She was blessed to give birth to two
.children, Petreace Ponder, better known
as Nikkld and Vincent Jones, Jr. Shewas also
:blessed with a loving grandson, Shamar
-Scantlebury. .
S-She worked atnumerous places, but on
'aThursday in August 2002, she was offered .


a position as a custodian at Yulee Middle
School where she worked for the past 11
years. She enjoyed her job tremendously
and she worked at it diligently. She loved
Yulee Middle School and the Yulee Middle
School family, and they loved her.
Daisy was a "Ray of Sunshine." An
encounter with Daisy left you feeling full of
joy and always laughing. She lit up a room
with her outgoing, light-hearted personal-
ity. That personality stood the test of time,
even through her most difficult hours of
dealing with her illness. Through it all, her
mantra was "No Tears". She trusted in God,
regardless of the depth and difficulty of
her circumstance. We can all learn a lesson
from Daisy, "Trust in the Lord and Don't
Despair, He Will Take Care of You." Daisy
believed that.
Daisy had a great love and pride of God,
family, work, and friends. On August 31,
2013, an angel came and called her name,;
took her hand, and said her place was ready
in Heaven above, :...
She leaves to cherish in her memories,
her loving and precious daughter, Petreace
Ponder, better known as Nikkld, (Sheldon);
son, Vincent J. Jones, Jr.; husband,.
Lawrence Goodman; mother, Ruby Lee
Brooks, sisters, Judy Williams, Catherine
-Campbell (Everett), Marlene Deleslie
(Joseph), and CherylJordan; brothers,
Leonard Brooks and Ernest Edmond, and
grandsons, Aaron Jones and Shamar
Scantlebury. Also left to cherish her menr--
ories are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins 1
and friends, to include devoted and dear ,
friends Kathy Bennett, Danelle Kingery,
Suzanne Davis and Dr. Deonia Simmons..
Huff& Batisse Funeral Homen,

Francis M. Laton III
Longtime Amelia Island resident,
Francis "Sonny" M. Laton, III, died Friday,-
August 23, 2013 of lung cancer., Widely
kijown for his silver-
smithing, photography and
outdoorsmanship, he will,
be missed by many. .. -
He is survived by his
four children, Barbara,
Kyle, Mitzi, and Stephanie,
eleven grandchildren, and
three great-grandchildren.
A private family-only service will be
held at the Laton family site in Blackjack
Cemetery in Como, N.C. on Saturday,
September 7, 2013. Due to the difficulty
in transportation, the family requests that
no flowers be sent.

Patricia Singer
Mrs. Patricia Singer, age 76, of Fernan-
dina Beach, passed away on Wednesday
morning, September 4,2013 at St. Vincent's
Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Born in Chicopee, MA,
H she was the youngest'of
Htwo children born to the
late, Daniel J. and-Mary
Blow Coakley..
_. Mrs. Singer and'her
family had lived in
Comimack, NY, before mov-
ing to Central Valley in 1968. While living in
Central Valley, she and her husband owned
the' Central-Valley Liquor Store and she
o wnea "The Clove", a gift and bookstore.
Mr. and Mrs. Singer left Central Valley in
1988 and moved to Fernandina Beach. After


settling here, she being an avid reader,
worked with Alexander's Books, near the
Amelia Island Plantation.
In addition to her parents, she is pre-
ceded in death by her brother, Daniel
Coakley, Jr.
Mrs, Singer leaves behind, her husband
of 58 years, Nathan "Nick" Singer, Fernan-
dina Beach, FL, their children, Jeffrey "Jeff
Singer (Christa), Fernandina Beach, FL,
Jennifer Crandall (David), Guttenberg, NJ,
three grandchildren, Noah, Olivia and
Orion.
Her family received friends on Thursday
from 5:00-7:00 pm at Oxley-Heard Funeral
Home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 11:00 am'today,,Friday, .
September 6,2013 at St,'Michael. Catholtc-
Church with Reverend'Jose Kallukalum,
Celebrant.' Mrs. Singer will be laid to rest in
Jacksonville National Cemetery.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
'heard.com.- :
Oxley-I-eard Funeral Directors

Jewel S. Watkins- ; :
Jewel S. Watkins, 90, passed away early
Thursday mniorning, September 5, 2013.
Shewas born in Blackshear, GA, on July21,
1923 and moved to Fernandina Beach, FL
60 years ago from Waycross, GA.
She was a member of Springhill Baptist
Church. Mrs. Watkins was-a devoted wife-
and mother. She retired from Terminal
Paper Bag Company in Yulee. She enjoyed
quilting, fishing, cooking and church
She was predeceased by.her husband,
Claude M. Watkins, who-
passed away in 2010
Survivors include four
-, Sons, Gary Watkins (Laka-,
na) of Fernandina Beach,
FL, Sherold Watkins (Sue),,
Balso of Fernandina Beach,
B JohnW.Watkins,(Barbara) -
of Jacksonville, FL and Terry Watkins, who
lives in Colorado; a sister,YPearl Scury of
Waycross, GA; nine grandchildren and 17
,great-grandchildren.- .
SFuneral services will bel held at 11:00
a.m. Saturday, September 7, m the Stephens
Chapel at Green Pine Funeral- Home.
Interment.will follow at Springhill -Baptist i
SChurch Cemetery. The familywill receive
friends from 10:00 a.m'.uptil the time of,
service on Saturday at the funeral'home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
memorial donations be made to Springhill
'.Baptist Church, 941017 Old Nassauville
Rd:, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.::
For information and to sigh Mrs Wat-
kins' online register book visit the Green
Pine website at wwwgreenpinefuneral.com.
Green Pine Funeral Home

DfEATHI NOTICES

Harold M. Fegely,' 74, died on "
.Thursday, Sept,. 5, 2013...Arrngeme.nks
were not.complete at time of publication
Green Pine Funeral Home1'
Linda Nelson McKinnon, ,.64,
Kingsland, Ga., formerly of Yulee, died on
Sunday, Sept 1,2013.
Louvenia Delois Thomas Simon, 66,
Yulee,; died on .Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
SFuneral services will be held on Saturday,
Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at the River of Praise
Church in Yulee.
Toston-La Frans Funeral Homea Jacksonville-


WEEKLY UPDATE


WINWIN *-,
SWIN WIN (Women in'-,
:Nassau Helping Womenrin
-Need) will meet Sept 9 at
-6:30 p.rm., hosted by Tracy..
'Lynch of The Travel Agency, '
1401 Park Ave., Fernapdiria
-Beach. Money collected at.rhe.
door will benefit Cedar Haven


Transitional House. Bring a AA m Ung
$10 check payable to "Women
of Power,'an appetizer or. -. The local AARP chapter
dessert to share and brochur-'' ..will meet Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. the
es and business cards to dis- Councindl on Aging, across from
tribute. WIN WIN is a local Baptist Medical Center Nas-
networking and fundraising sau. Guest speaker will be
group for women. To RSVP Maureen Paschke of
contact Julie at winwinnassau Community Hospice of
@gnaiLcom or 556-2543. Northeast Florida. Members


and their guests are invited.
SIDS training
SThe Nassau County Health
Department will hold SIDS
(Sudden Infant Death Syn-
drome) Reduction Training on
Sept 13 at 1:30 p.m..at the
FDOH Administration Build-
, img, 30 S. Fourth St Call 548-',
1810.
Businessexpo
Cedar Haven will lost an
Extravaganza Business Expo
on Sept 14 from 10 a.m.-3
p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center auditori-
um, 2500 Atlantic Ave. Admis-
sion is $3 per adult and $1 per
child. Allproceeds will benefit
Cedar Haven Transitional
House for women.


Nelson, Rubio differ


on action in Syria


SNews-Leader
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-
Fla.) said he supports the pres-
ident's plan to take military
action against Syria's president
Bashar al.-Assad, who has
allegedly used chemical
weapons against his own peo-
ple, reportedly killing 1,400
people, including hundreds of
children.
"There is a brutal dictator
and he's crossed the lipe," said
"Nelson in a press conference
held Tuesday afternoon in
front of the courthouse on
.Centre Street in Fernandina
Beach. "fe gassed his own
people. Are we going to allow
a dictator to'use a weapon of
mass destruction?"
Nelson said he believes mil-
.itary strikes should have hap-
pened by now. -.
"He has to be taught ales-
son,'said Nelson, adding that
S':,e does not want combat
troops involved in a punitive
strike against the Asaad
regime, nor does he favor a
war with Syria
"I don't want to see boots,
on the ground," said Nelson
"We cannot tolerate a chemical..
Attackk" : . *,
After the news conference'
Roy and Cathy Smith, who
Snioved to Fernandina, Beach.
two weeks ago from Braden-
ton, stopped to greet the sen-
ator as they made their way
into the courthouse to register
their vehicles.
"It's hard to see what's
going on without taking
action," said Roy Smith. "Som-
eone has got to help stop this,
and the senator has my sup-
port." .
But Florida's other US.
senator, Sen. Marco Rubio, dis-
agrees. He planned to vote
Against, the use of military
force in Syria. .
"While I have long argued
forcefully for engagement in
-empowering the Syrian peo-
ple, J have never, supported
the use ofU.S. military force in
the conflict And I still don't I



NELSON
Continuedfrom LA
0 contract mailing services-
in downtown Vei n'andiia-
Beach and was told' that
Books Plus at 107 Centre St.
sells stamps and handles mail.
(The location does not offer
money orders or mailbox
rentals.) I-
The community is also
served by thbe main post office
on the northwest corner of
Sadler Road and Gitrona Drive.
After wrapping up the short
discussion on the post office,
Nelson asked city officials,
including Mayor Sarah
Pelican, about one of the com-
muntity's newest residents.
"Where does John
Grisham.live?" asked Nelson.
"How did you entice him to
live in Fernandina Beach?"'


remain uncon-
vinced that
the use of
force propos-
t ed here will
work," Rubio
S said in a press'
release Wed-.
Rubio nesday.
Rubio con-
ceded that
Syria is "a vital national secu-,
rity concern for the.United.
States," but said,'"However,
while I have long argued force-
fully for: .engagem'eit. in
empowering the Syrian pt~o-:
.'ple, I, have never supporIed
Sthe u.se of L.S military .force in
the conflict. And I still don't. I
remain unconvinced that the'
Suse of force proposed here will
work. The only thing that will
prevent Assad from using-
chemical weapons in 'the"
future is for the Syrian people ,
to remove him from power-.'
The strike the adrninisniation
wants us to approve I do not
believe further s that goal And
in fact, I believe U S mrnlitai y
action of the type contemplat-
.ed.here might prove to be
counterproductivM"
Rubio blamed President
Obama for hhe "mess" in Syria
"When America doesn't lead.
chaos follows And eventual-
o ly, that bhaos forces us to deal
with these problems in the.
most expensive.and the.most
dangerous ways imaginablee"
he said. "Just because we,-
ignore-global problems does-'
n't mean they will ignore us.
Instead; they become bigger
and harder to solve. And sadly,
Syria is just, the latest exam-
ple of that fundamental truth.-
Had we forcefully engaged in.
empowering moderate rebels,.
today we would have rmore and
better options before us. But.
instead, unfortunately, thea
president, with the support ,of:
some voices in my own party,
chose to let others lead.
instead. And nowwe are deal--
ing with the consequeftnces.of.
that inaction. "
mmaguire@'fbnewsleader.com-.
.f---- ', : *,*.

Nelson was told 'that the
writer of blockbuster books
and.movies has in fact bui[L
twpo beachfront hornes within
the city limits, and that-
Grisham was-likely drawn to.
the community by the ocean.
and easy access to the local
airport. .
With the near start of the.
professional football season,
Nelson also wanted people to
know that he still maintains.,
Great respect for University of,
Florida football star :and..
Heisman trophy winner Tim.
Tebow.
TI'm a big Tim Tebow fan,".
said. Nelson, adding that he.
had.a.gripe with all of the
teams that have released the
star quarterback, including the.
Broncos, Jets and -Patriots. "All'.
of them 'are on my black list."
'maguire@fbnewsleadercom


Alzheimer's support


, The Alzheimer's
-Association Caregiver
SSupport Group for Nassau
County meets the' third
- Thursday of each month.
The next meeting is Sept. 19
from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the
Council on Aging.
SThese meetings are open
to-the public and everyone
who has an interest is invited


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LOOKING BACK
1

S Walt Mekelson
0 of General Electric
told the Rotary
YEARS Club how comput-
-- ers, "with their
electronic dexterity, were
speeding output and efficien-
cy in industry."
S September 5, 1963-
S Container Corp,-'
of America said it
S w .. would temporarily :
-YEARS replace union
--- employees with
, other workers unless a labor ,
contract agreement was
reached in two days.
'. September 4, 1986

1 A total of 10,427
students were
Enrolled in Nassau
YEARS County schools,
according to the ,
first head count of the year -
75 more than projected." -
SSeptember 3, 2003


OBITUARIES






FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 NEWS News-Leader


LIBRARY
Continued from 1A
bids for the expansion and
renovation of the facility.
County officials agreed previ-
ously to put up $600,000 for a
new city library, and the city
agreed to match the amount.
Commissioner Ed Boner
said he remembered that com-
missioners had agreed to (ihe
library payment for this year
also, but others seemed con-
fused as to whether the pay-
ment was ever approved.
Even after Deputy City
Clerk Kim Briley read from
the minutes of an Aug. 12
meeting in which the payment
was discussed, commission-
ers still could not come.to a
consensus on whether they
had approved the payment for
2012-13.
"It sounds-like the county
commission is not interested
in talking to us,", Gass said,
"otherwise they'd say they
would meet with us. ... My


NONPROFIT
Continued from 1A
City commissioners have
traditionally approved donat-
ing anywhere from a few hun-
died dollars to over $10,000
to' local .nonprofits, althotigh
S'theamount has steadily been
decreasing in recent years.
Nonprofit representatives said
at previous meetings that local
Support is important in the
acquisition of matching funds
f'from the state and federal gov-
ernments. -
Nonprofit groups asking
for funding this fiscal year
include the Council on Aging
for needy local senior citizens;
Micah's Place, a' shelter for
abused women and their chil-
dren; Episcopal Children's
Services, which operates the
SHead Start school readiness
programs for pre-school chil-
dren; and tht Barnabas
Center, which operates low-
cost health clinics, a food
pantry and, other services.
Resident Tony Crawford
told commissioners Tuesday
that. a vote against giving
money. to nonprofits..was "a
shameless, defiant .'act by a
couple of people."
Crawford also'noted city
Payments of $25,000 to' non-
profits would end up costing
city taxpayers only about $3 a
year "to show the city is willing
to can' abr ul tlh%- a c-nici '-. j
Lauret ,rt kigelI. CV( ).f
Starting Point Behavioral'
Healthcare in Ytlee, which
S.6offers merital health and addic-
tion service, said rlie men-
tally ill are "the most vulnera-
ble citizens in the city."
Pagel said she contacted
Nassau County Budget Direc-
tor Shanea Jones after hear'-
ing Pelican's statement at a
previous meeting that the city
contributes 'to nonprofits
through taxes that go into the
county's general fund.
According to Jones'"'calcu-
lations, Pagel said, there was
no way to. determine-exactly
Show much the city contributed,
to local nonprofits through the
county.
"When (nonprofits) fill out
papers, somewhere on the
form they ask if you have the
support of the community,"
resident Judith Harris Pappas
said. "(Without city support),
they will" lose money from
matching grants."
"Another one of my issues
is to run this city to the best of
our ability," Pelican said. 'That
$25,000 (going to nonprofits)


impression was they just want-
ed Mr. Selby to take care of it."
Boner said he approved
the payment in order to avoid
"interfering with the library
renovation project." He added
the county is having just as
hard a time balancing its budg-
et as the city, implying the
county may not be wiling to
part with the $600,000.
"There was never a ques-
tion about the $600,000 (com-
ing from the county)," Pelican
said. "That's a straw pony
that's been thrown out to scare
people."
Pelican made a motion to
pay $51,000 to Nassau County
for city library services for fis-
cal year 2012-13, and to have a
continuing discussion with
county officials regarding
such payments.
The four commissioners
present voted unanimously in
favor of the interlocal pay-
ment, with Gass commenting
she was "reluctantly" approv-
ing it.


could 'be a part-time (city)
employee."
Commissioner Arlene Fil-
koff contended $144,000 in
design and permitting costs
was wasted when commis-
sioners voted to give back the
Forward Fernandiian money
a move based 6h;campalign
promises by the then recently,
elected commissioners, Filkoff
said.
Forward Fernandina was
a controversial strategic plan
for improvements to the down-
town waterfront'for which the
city borrowed about $1.9 mil-
lion for it first phase.
'That was earmarked to do
infrastructure," Filkoff said of
the Forward Fernandina
money. "I have major heart-
burn that we just threw (the
money) away. .... When we
gave back that money, we did-
n't even understand what the
CRA was"'
"We do harm by saying we
used to support (these agen-
cies) but don't any more,"'
Filkoff said.
"I do not feel comfortable
making decisions for highly
intelligent people," Gass said.
"Please put your money wher-
ever you want to."
Commissioner Ed Boner,
who has been in favor of the
city's nonprofit grants, made a
motion to amend the final
budget with $25,000 to go
back into a nonprofit fund, but
/. n d V 61,W ir f 1i - . (t-
(,a ;nd F iecadvq ed no. "
Aftei asking' clmmision-
ers how much they would be
willing to spend on nonprof-
its, Boner then made,another
motion to amend the resolu-
tion and put $10,000 back into
a nonprofit fund.
After a pause, Pelican voted
in favor of the Boner's amend-
ed resolution, for a i3-1 vote.
The resolution also includ-
ed an approved voter debt of
0.2236 and an adjusted roll-
back rate of 6.2844, for a total
millage rate of 6.5080. ,
S.According to City Control-
ler Patti Clifford, the city was
able to lower the adjusted roll-
back rate of 6.40000 approved
by commissioners last month,
which will mean a slightly
lower rate in propertytaxes.
Clifford said the $10,000
for unspecified nonprofits was
moved from one 'line item to
another in the city's budget,
Causing a slight dip in the
city's contingency fund.
The final budget hearing
isSept. 17 at 5:05 p.m. in com-
mission chambers at City H1ll,
204 Ash St.


MARYMAGUIRE
News-Leader
The Nassau County Com-
mission will hold its first public
hearing on Thursday at 6 p.m.
to discuss the proposed fiscal
year 2013-14 budget.
How do you want the money
to be spent?
The public is invited to
address the commission and
share their questions and con-
cerns about how to allocate
resources and fund services,
such as fire rescue,' law enforce-
ment, parks and recreation, ani-
mal control, emergency man-
agement and code enforce-
ment.
The hearing will be held in
commission chambers at the
James S. Page Governmental
Complex, 96135 Nassau, Place
inYulee.
Under established guide-
lines, people can speak to the
board for up to three minutes
each.

Survey on budget
The Amelia Island-
Femrnandmina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce's
Government Affairs
Committee invites Nassau .
County residents and busi-
ness owners to take a few
minutes to review a variety
of proposals to close a pro-
lected $11.7 million budget
shortfall in Nassau ,
County's fiscal year 2013-1
14 budget .
Options include
increasing revenue, spend-i
ing reserves, reducing .
spending or combinations
of the three.
To take the survey, go
to www.islandchamber.
corn and click on the 'Take
our Nassau County Budget
Survey" link
The survey will close on
Wednesday.


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The proposed budget
includes a property tax in-
crease. Despite a steady rise in
service costs and population
growth, this is the first tax hike
to be considered in five years.
I The Property Appraiser's
Office mailed TRIM, or Truth
in Millage, notices to all resi-
dential and commercial prop-
erty owners last week with the
proposed half-mill increase to
the millage rate. Under this
rate,, the owner of a home-
steaded property assessed at'
$100,000 would pay $50 more in
taxes.
Can't attend the meeting?
Comments can be made online
atwww.nassaucountyfl.com.
When the budget hearing
ends, the board will hold anoth-
er meeting. This one-is a make-
up for the Monday, Sept. 9
meeting that had been previ-
ously scheduled. The board
regularly schedules meetings
for the second Monday of each
month but decided to conduct
its business on the one night.
To accommodate people
who may not wish to wait
around for the budget talks to
end, the board also will hear
public comments for this meet-
ing at 6 p.m. .
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Upcoming budget hearings
Public hearings are set for various taxing authorities within
Nassau County to discuss proposed taxes and budgets for
2013. Below is a list of the dates and times for each
hearing
* Nassau County School Board
Sept 9 at 6 30 p.m
121 Atlantic Ave Fernandina Beach
Current millage rate for slate of Florida school taxes' 5.4720
Proposed rate- 5.2110
Current village iate for local school taxes: 2 0710
Proposed rate- 2.1480
* Nassau County Commission
Sept 12 at 6pm.
96135 Nassau Place, Yulee
Current mileage rate: 5 5670
Proposed rate. 6.0670
* City of Fernandina Beach
Sept 17 at 5 05 pm.
204 Ash St, Fernandina Beach
Current city millage rate. 6.0277
Proposed rate 6 4000
Current millage rate for voter approved debt: 0 2724
Proposed rate 0.2236
* St. Johns River Water Management District
Sept 10 at 5-05 p.m.
4049 Reid St., Palalka
Current village rate. 0.3313
Proposed rate 0.3283
* Amelia Island Mosquito Control
Sept. 18at 5 30pm p
2500 Lynndale Road, Fernandina Beach .
Current millage rate 0.1453
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Run for others' lives


Ben Byrns would have
turned 22 this.week.
Tragically, this young man
whom our family had known
most of his life didn't make it
past 20. His parents, Ken and
Laurie Byrns, have chosen to
take the brave course of keep-
ing his memory alive, with
the goal of prevention of a
similar family loss.
Young people in communi-
ties across the country are
going to be exposed to the
option to "party" starting in
middle school. This can
revolve around something as
wholesome as a Friday night
football game. -Some will grav-
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KEFFERS high school.
CORNER She avows
-a---..-s -the'starting
age is all too
Rick Keffer often 11 -
blows your
mind, but exhibits the issue.
Ben, a great young man,
everything to live for, is no
longer with us. The Ben
Byrns foundation now exists
to help other, families to never
have to live with losing one of
their children, of any age.
Last year's inaugural '5K.
Runway Rally"' drew 350 par-
ticipants and a small army of
voluuiteers. Held at
Fernandina's airport, runners
and walkers get the unique
-chance to literally run on an


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as turnaround junctures and
participants 8-17 can experi-
ence a real plane ride for free.
A one-mile kids' fun run is
part of the mix.
At this point, registration
Sis $25 and can be accom-
plished online at
www.active.com, at Red Otter
Outfitters (206-4122) or
Current Running (432-8259).
Get up on a Saturday morn-
ing (Sept. 14), bring your kids
and use this as an intro to
some.difficult subjects for
many parents' comfort level.
This event is about turning a
negative into a positive.
Proceeds this year are direct-
ed to the Boys & Girls Club,
with a focus on their teen ini-
tiatives. They just hired a teen
coordinator with a commit-
ment to serving .this popula-
tion. The Nassau Humane
Society will be another benefi-
ciary, as the Byrns have a
long history of involvement,
including Ben's. This is the
signature event and fundrais-


er. Sponsorships are available
starting at $100 and going to
$1,000, a level where the
Jaguars gave this year. Any
support is put to good use, as
virtually all proceeds go to
the cause. There is no paid
staff at the Ben Byrns
Foundation and a board is in
place.
Hollie and I serve on the
board and are financial sup-
porters. Katie and
Christopher are coming
home to participate, making it
a family affair. Comeyourself,
or better, make it an affair for
your family Come witness
this up and coming event and
be a part of it. You can regis-
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6:30-7:45 a.m. The race starts
at 8. See you there. Have a
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Food banks brace for


cuts in food stamps
Florida News Connection they're receiving through
TALLAHASSEE About those programs."
2.6 million people in Florida Brislain says her 14 merm-
will have less money to spend ber food banks already are
on groceries starting this struggling to meet increased
November. needs from people that came
SNAP benefits more as a result of the recession.
commonly known as food Five years ago they distrib-
stamps are decreasing and uted 72 million pounds of food
will leave people with $1.40 to each year. Since then, that
spend per meal. number has more than dou-
The funding reduction bled.
comes as a result of the expi- Florida food banks have
ration of Recovery Act fund- been distributing food at "dis-
ing, and food banks are brac- aster levels" in the past three
ing for the impact. Rebecca years, she said, with increases
Brislain, spokeswoman for the of 80 percent in some parts of
Florida Association of Food the state.
Banks, said the need for assis-' ."It's what we've been here
tance does not end with the for for years," she said, "and
expiration of funding and her now we're finding so many
organizations can't bridge that more people. It's not that little
gap. emergency anymore. It's
"That's just the truth of it," become a chronic problem."
she said. "We simply can't About 17 percent of
absorb those kinds of huts. Florida's population is classi-
The people that are receiving fled as "food insecure," but 28
assistance will not be able to percent of children -deal with
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usingg, opinions, observa- therapy in a ner and caregiver since.
,questions and random room that Apparently she took the "in
ghts on island life, featured a sickness and in health" por-
andina Beach and more: large picture tion of our wedding vows seri-
unday evening, Aug. 11, window over- ously. 'I spent my 70th birth-
wing a call to our looking the clay in the hospital and the
ston-based Eric and his St. Johns staffs' competence is testimo-
y, Linda and I walked out River. ny to the fact that I am now
e home office and into Following a able to walk with the assis-
en where I unexpectedly sAVE three-and-a tance of a cane and will hope-
psed to the floor, skid- l half-daysta- fully celebrate additional
through the bar stools WORLD bilization birthdays. I am doing home
an errant bowling ball. .... period I was therapy and outpatient physi-
eft side crumbled without transferred cal therapy several times a
ing and went numb and I DavidN' to Brooks week at the Amelia Island
Ain't lift myself up. Linda, Scott Rehabilita- Brooks Rehabilitation facility
,diately realizing that I tion Hospital on First CoastHighway and
have suffered a stroke, where more than two weeks each day I realize a degree or
d 911. The instant ofintensive therapy was so of positive change and in a
onse and professionalism begun by a group of medical few months I hope to retire
e city's South 14th Street professionals whose no-ndrin- the cane and ditch the corn-
Rescue were extraordi- sense treatment was beyond bined imitation of the Beverly
Prior to and while strap- anything I could have wished Hillbillies' Grandpa McCoy
me onto a gurney and for or that I've ever heard or and The Addams Family's .
g me into their vehicle read, about. Their objective Lurch.
Remarkable young men was to speed my recovery by There is no guarantee I
i a series of questions to having me exercise myleft will regain all movement or
them determine my con- extremities as often as possi- that all.the numbness will
n and coherency such as ble so the brain will reorgan- completely disappear, but I am
ame, the date, where I ize itself to take over for the much better off than many
,and instructed me to lift area damaged by the stroke, patients that I witnessed.dur-
rms, legs, smile, move Afast start, visualization, repe- ing my hospital stay, including
ongue side to side, etc., tition and intensity are keys to those unable to move a single
simultaneously attach- recovery. It's like learning to limb or some who will befed
ie to a variety of tubes ride a bicycle., .. through tubes the rest.of their
a'cing with siren howling At 8 o'clock each morning, lives, or those who can't
:ksonville's Baptist, following breakfast, my day speak. Some patients lost the
'ral where [ was treated began with physical therapy ability to recognize faces, even
at facility's emergency designed to boost my func- their own, and each day look
i by a neurologist and his tional mobility, including at a total stranger in the bath-
,that scheduled me for transferring from a variety of room mirror. Others have had
nd MRI imaging, an ultra- sources (bed, toilet, chair, portions of their skulls
d and a series of blood 'etc.) to walking, and then removed to be replaced after
heart tests. moving to occupational thera- 'draining the brain following a
rior to tumbling to the py focusing on carrying out hemorrhage. And there are
I.didn't experience daily activities such as home- many, many more.
ed speech, dizziness, and work-related functions Folks you do not want to
ache or blurred vision,. (hand-eye coordination, have a stroke, the cotmntry's
traditional stroke sym'p-', bathing, kitchen activities and third leading cause of death,
; However, the test so on). Time was not wasted and you can prevent one.
ts indicated I suffered a at Brooks as other activities Here's how, say the pros who
thalamic ischemie stroke included aquatic therapy, treated me: If you smoke,
caused a sudden interrup- rehabilitative nursing, neu- stop, as thisis one.of the
n blood flow to a portion. ropsychology and diet and greatest risk factors; watch
y braifn,most' likely nutrition. Other plans are your diet by cutting back on
ed, in my case, by high incorporated on a patient-by- fatty and fried foods and cut
I pressure., My left side patient basis depending on the back on salt; exercise daily,
anresporisive and numb, degree of stroke damage suf- even walking or gardening is
ig me unable to walk or fered by each person. There is good; limit alcoholic drinks to
ay left-arm and hand. no doubt in my mind that all two a day or less; know your
unately my speech; swal- the people from our island's cholesterol level and follow'
ig and cognitive functions first responders to the med- your doctors' recommenda-
not affected. ical personnel in both' tions on how to control it;
ie treatment I received in Jacksonville hospitals saved measure your blood pressure
CU stfirokeward of the my life and 'limited the impact regularly and if it is high tell
Wayne & Debloris Weaver of my stroke because of their your doctor, who will pre-
er of Baptist General was speed, astonishingly profes-, scribe medication, etc.; .if you
ipressive as the ultramod- sional treatment, knowledge, are.overweight shed those
hcilityAe3fiU.tilizing the i encourigemonrm'd empathy. I pounds. Many of the people I,
t technology and tWh- I 'CountrfiYWtiftinl'in that a' in the sUroke unit were
es, nurses, technicians, group as she was on the overweight, many obese. I '
Drs, etc., provided around phone calling 911 the minute I .wasn't overweight, exercised,
lock treatment, explana- hit the floor and has been a didn't smoke.and ate healthy,
- encouragement and positive and supportive part- butwas careless.about letting.


don't want: a stroke


my blood pressure get out of
control and drank too much
beer.
There are certain things
in your life that can contribute
to a stroke that you can't con-
trol such as aging, heredity
(did a parent, brother, sister, '
etc. have a stroke?) and eth-
nicity (African-Americans and
Hispanics are more suscepti-
ble than others). For me to
prevent another stroke I have
to make some lifestyle
changes and I am. If you
think it can't happen to you,
You're wrong. I was in award
with patients that included a
truck driVer, a registered
nurse, an. architect, a stand-up
comedian, a grocery store
manager, a CSX railway
employee, a retired U.S. Air
Force veteran, construction
worker, 96-year-old veteran of
World War, II, several house-
wives and young people in
their 30s and 40s. The Brooks
staff told me they are seeing
younger and younger stroke.
victims and attribute it to a,
sedentary lifestyle caused in
large part by the proliferation
of electronic gizmos and elec-
tronic games that are produc-
ing a generation of fat, slug-
gish, squinty-eyed couch


potatoes.
The encouragement and
support I received while in
hospital from friends on'
Amelia Island, including some
of you who vehemently dis-
agree with some of.my opin-
ions in this column, surprised
and invigorated me and I'd
like to thank all of you, includ-
ing Pajama Dave Vorhees,
Rick Scott, John Hartrich,
Ernie Saltmarsh and his
Florida House and Green'
Turtle staffs, Johnny Miller
and his mom Nancy Arnott
Fishburn and stepdad Stan,
George Sheffield and his
restaurant and tavern staffs,
the Salty Pelican's Al Waldis
and TJ. Pelletier, Dog Star
owners Anthony and Patrick,
Colson Hillier, Mary Gorman,
Magna's Tom Hughes, Joe
and Morgan Parrish of
O'Kane's and the Courtyard,
pianist John Springer, Philippe
Boets, my cousin in Miami,
Dan Voll, our Seaside neigh-
bors and so' many more'for
your visits, cards, flowers,
calls, thoughts and for cheer-
ing me up.
I also have to give the city
of FernandinaBeach credit
for the ramps on the side-
walks that make it easy for me


and others with canes, etc., to
move about town easily
Prior to the start of my
rehabilitation I was, reminded
of the following lyrics to an
old Bessie Smith song from
'the 1920s:
When the sun is shinin', it's
time to make hay,
I've seen 'mobiles operate,
you can't make that wagon
pay!
When you were in your
prime, you loved to run
around,
You've been a good old
wagon, honey, but you done
broke down!%
Now you better go to the.
blacksmith's shop and get your-
self overhauled,
There's nothing' about you to
make a good homin'for! .,
Nobody wants a baby when
a real man can be found, .,
You've been a good old
wagon, daddy, but you done .
broke down!
So before you break down,
learn about strokes and how
you can recognize, prevent
and recover from them by
going to; www.bro6kshealth..
org/stroke-recovery, www.$
stroke.org or www.stroke
association.org. '
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6,2013 OPINION News-Leader


Educate

You never know what a
week is going to bring and
last week was certainly no
exception. The prior Tuesday
I had received a call fi-om
Speaker Weatherford's office
asking me to participate in the
Governor's Education
Accountability Summit Aug.
26-28. Even though the calen-
dar was already booked, it is
not often you get a chance to
participate in a three-day sum-
mit focused on public educa-
tion.
Monday began with the
four-hour drive to Clearwater.
The summit began at 1 p.m. at
the Collaborative Labs at St.
Petersburg College. When I
arrived the room was already
packed with media,
Department of Education
staff, education committee
staff, facilitators and other leg-
islators.
Each participant was asked
to take a number and to sit at
that table. This was the first of
many times when we would
be segregated into smaller
teams. We began the summit
with the normal introductions
of the various participants and
-I was struck at the caliber of
individuals who were voluntar-
ily committing three days to
this effort.
There were 40 summit par-
ticipants and Northeast
Florida was well represented
with State Board of Education'
Chair Gary Chartrand, Sen.
John Thrasher, Rep. Reggie
Fullwood, Superintendent Joe
Joyner, Duval County Teacher
of the Year April Shackelford
and me. '
The summit participants
were asked to focus on four
strategic areas: State
Standards,'State Assessments,
State Grades and:Teacher
Evaluations. For each area,
Sthe participants were divided
into five groups, and.asked to
create a vision statement. The
larger group would then con-
ven'e and each group would,
present their vision statement.
Staff would then "synthesize"
the five vision statements into
one statement and groups
would then be assigned the
task of identifying challenges
and barriers to'the vision and
developing a list of "next
steps." This process was
repeated with each of the four


ion a game changer

strategic timely manner and should
areas, assist our teachers and par-
We began ents to personalize instruc- In orderfor Flo
with slate lion."
w "' standards Florida has been adminis- thrive, we must
since this is tering assessment tests since that can me
the founda- 1969 when Florida first partici-
tlion for pated in the National
Florida's edu- Assessment for Education
TAT cation sys- Progress (NAEP). Many tive that Florida ensure
STATE tern. The changes have occurred in the privacy of all student da
REP. vision state- last 44 years; and yet, the chal- know that I and the 0th
ment that lenges are still the same. How islators are committed
emerged was do we balance the cost, tech- tecting student data an(
JanetAdkins as follows: nology requirements and will be looking closely
"Florida's expanded time requirements, the next legislative sesn
standards should be rigorous, needed to assess critical, how we can erect a "fir
focused and deep, incorporat- thinking skills? to any, effort to mine st
ing critical thinking and appli- One of the most useful e!e- data..
cation skills. Standards should ments of the summit for me Another concern foc
prepare our students'for col- was the conversation that on the amount of,time 1
lege and careers in order to spun off of the group discus- consumed with assess
be competitive globally." sions. I enjoy exchanging have listened to our oi
Florida's State Board of' ideas and debating policy FBHS Principal Jane A
Education has the responsibil- issues with people who are regarding'this topic. Or
ity to establish the standards smart and passionate about the, comments that resc
that specify the core content, education. with me was the conce
knowledge and skills that K- I especially enjoyed talking "assessment value." TI
12 public school students are with Doug Tuthill of Step Up example was given of tl
expected to acquire. Each dis- For Students. Doug was known national college
trict school board has the involved years ago with the entrance exam common
responsibility to provide all of development of Florida's SAT. Students will sit ft
the courses and appropriate Sunshine State Standards. hours to take this test,
instruction designed to Even back then, the education ally with no complaint
ensure that students meet the experts realized that critical time requirement. Peri
State Board of Education thinking skills were vital; and is because they see the
adopted standards. The cur- yet, the state was constrained "value" of this test: enti
ericulum defines how the local on the cost and complexity to their university of choi
school board will implement assess those skills. It seems Conversely, something
the state standards and the that we are facing the same we perceive has no vahl
curriculum is adopted by the challenge today It is simply even if it takes only a si
local school board. more difficult and more amount.of time, is a wa
One of the issues that sur- expensive to assess critical time. Perhaps we are ti
.faced regarding state stan- thinking than memorization, solve the wrong problem
dards was the need for our The development of these Perhaps we need to foc
teachers to be fully trained in problem solving and critical creating value within ti
the standards and instruction- thinking skills are essential to assessment process.
al practices. There is a shift building a workforce that can When it came time 1
away from demonstration of compete. It is well established cuss school grades, the
learning through memoriza- that companies will relocate to cussion became a bit m
tion and a shift toward critical communities that have a heated. The vision stat4
thinkingand problem solving, skilled workforce and this all for School Grades: sch
This shift will require teach- starts with what we do in edu- grades must be fair, sir
ers to change their instruc- cation. The unemployment clear, understandable a
tional practices and we need rate for the 18 to 19-year-old transparent, based upo
to ensure that our'teachers population is in excess of 22 dent learning outcome;
understand how to teach prob- percent and for 20'to 24-year- objective measures. Th
lem solving skills rather than olds is 13 percent This is school grading system
memorization of materials, due, in part, because many of be statistically valid, tnr
The group continued with, these young people do.not thy and sustainable. It
the vision statement for State have the skills they need to accurately reflect schoc
Standard Assessments: "State compete for the jobs in this formance and motivate
assessments should align with emerging economic recovery, achievement.
state standards, provide cross One of the concerns' There is no doubt tl
state comparability, and pro- expressed at the governor's school grading scale he
duce accurate timely results, summit and the education become increasingly m
The results should be used in summits that I hosted earlier complex over time. WI
accountability and teacher in the month centered on stu- scale A through F is ini
evaluations"ia af, fair and. dent data privacy. It is impera- for parents and the put


for Florida


rida's economy to grow and
have an educated workforce
et the needs of employers.


the understand, the formula
ata. I behind the grade is broken.
her leg- Florida has different grading
to pro- formulas for elementary
d we schools, middle schools, high
during schools and combination
sion on schools (K-12), (6-12) each
ewall" with the ability to earn 800,,
udent 900, 1,600 and 1,700 possible
points respectively. 0
used The "disconnect" comes
that is from the grading scale where
nents. I a school earning 65.6 percent
'n of the possible points is grad-
mrnold ed an "A". To earn a "B" a
ne of school must earn 61.9 percent
donated of all possible points. Schools
pt of earning 54.4 percent'of all
he possible points are.considered
he well- a "C". Those earning 49.4 per-
e / cent are graded a "D" and less
n, the than 49.4 percent are given an
or "F".
gener- The problems are most
of the exaggerated with an elemen-
haps it tary school that has the poten-
e trial to earn 800 points. A
rance to school earning 495 to 524
ce. points is graded a "B". The
that "bandwidth" of a "B" score is
ue, only 29 points. Because of this
mall you have a increased volatility
ste of in schools slipping from a
trying to grade of "B" to "C". Likewise,
em. the bandwidth of a "D" grade
:us on is 39 points (395to 434
he points), creating an easy slide
toa grade of "F".
to dis- In order foir otur grading
e dis- scale to be statistically valid, I
iore believe we must have larger
cement bandwidths for each grade
ool and we must increase the per-
nple, centage of points required to ,
and be an "A" and "B". Our cur-
n stu- rent system of school grades
s and artificially inflates the number
he of schools receiving an "A".
should The grading system will be a
istwor- focus of the next legislative
must session and perhaps we can
ol per- establish a better system that
e will help parents and the com-
munity understand more
iat the clearly where their schools
as stand in terms of perform-
iore ance.
while the ,The final topic discussed
tuitiye was educator evaluations. The
blielto 'group agree&to.the Illbwing.j
,.',.viSion statement: Teacher
evaluations must create a uni-
form standard for 'teacher
effectiveness. Evaluations
must recognize teacher
strengths in ways that aie
individually aligned to the stu-
dents they teach, considering
student characteristics
S(research-endorsed) that
'impact student achievement:.
SFeedback should befair, accu-
rate, timely, understandable
and based on multiple ineas-
uresthat address continuous
improvement, performance
rand growth. Teacher evalua-
tions should be tied to the
c compensation structure.
My smaller group focused
on the need for teacher evalu-
ations to provide meaningful
information and feedback to
; help the teacher improve
Shis/her craft. ,We talked about
the value of student feedback
and the need to address ethics
in the classroom: As perform-
ance is more closely tied to ,
educator pay, it will become
increasingly moreimportant
to ensure we have included
the necessary safeguards to
identify, report and prevent
unethical behavior in our pub-
S lic education system.
SBy Wednesday afternoon
the group of 40 participants,
the legislative committee staff
and the Department of
Education staff had completed


three days of intensive discus-
sions around what would best
guide Florida's public schools.
You can review all of the notes
fi'om the Education
Accountability Summit at
www.fldoe.org/eduaccsum-
mit.asp.
For me, the value of the
investment of three days rest-
ed in the new perspectives
and concerns now more'fully :
understood and in new rela-
tionships forged. At the end of
the day, the only way you get
anything done in the legisla- I
tive process is through rela- *.
tionships and trust. Without 4'
trust, you accomplish nothingi
and it is essential that people"
have trust in their public '
schools, their teachers, princi-.
pals and elected officials.
I left the summit honored
to have a seat at the table,
humbled at the enormous
task before us and encour- '
aged at the commitment of so .
many Floridians who care .
deeply about education. I
would describe the summit as!;I
more strategic than opera- :'
tional, and as such will require
several years to fully achieve.,'
Thursday morning I met ::
with the new CEO of Jaxport,
Brian Taylor. His vision for
growth at Jaxport validated '
what had been discussed at ':
the summit in Clearwater: In
order for Florida's economy to
grow and thrive, we must
have an educated workforce
that can meet the needs of
employers.
We can all do our part in:: .
making Florida successful ':
Each and every parenting ',-
Florida has a role to play by :
encouraging our students to
do their best. Education is the
game changer for Florida .'
businesses that seek to grow'
and expand in the Sunshine ..
State. In order for Florida to
'compete and attract new busi-,
nesses we must have, a skilled
workforce that can create and
innovate.-, ,
Public schools belong to all,
of us and are cornerstonefi-::
our community. It is important.
that each of us as a taxpayer,.,
parent, grandparent, business
owner, teacher, principal, cus.
todians and students take tbe
time to invest in, our schools ,
and the important work they-
Speiikram in enifulintrAooidasw
can compete. ,;4 ,M- io bM;iiJ-i
Friday night theFBHS '.
'Pirates faced the Yulee,
-Hornets and for the first time
in four years won thegame .
through hard work, dedica-
tion and just a bit of Pirate .
luck. What.I observed was a ,
whole community supporting, .
both the Yulee and ,';
FernandinaBeach .teams. You
had the players, the parents,
the cheerleaders, the coaches
Sand the marching bands:.all of
'them played a role in the con-
tinuation of a Friday night tra-.
diti6n that has added value to
our community for genera-.,'
tions. i,
SMy daughter is aMighty
Marching Pirate this yearand
so I worked the concession
stand. What I witnessed were
parents supporting their stu- ,
dents, working hard to make
them succeed and support
pride in our public schools.
At the end of my three-
hour shift, I was tired but :
proud to he associated'with
such a great group of parents.
Next time you are at a football
Game and you order the
"cheese fries, hot dogand
water, don't forget the tip jar.
It's for agood cause- our stu-.
dents' future.
State Rep. Janet H. Adkins
of Fernandina Beach repre- -.
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VIEWPOINT/HARRY SIMMONS/AMERICAN SHORE & BEACH PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION



Rebuild or relocate? "Yes'


store or retreat? Rebuild or relocate?
These two ends of the disaster recov-
ery spectrum have been at odds for
R decades, particularly along the coast.
However, this debate has broader implications
nationally, as communities facing chronic
flood, fire or tornado recovery issues are also
being scrutinized as to whether it's wiser to'
rebuild or relocate in the face of repeated
recoveries.
Superstorm Sandy and the myriad methods
of responding to it have focused this issue
more starkly, both in terms of the scope and in
looking at the differing approach two adjoin-
ing states have taken .(though neither has
Wholehearted embraced either).
.New-York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made relo-
cation the. centerpiece of his state's response,
dedicating millions of dollars to a buyout pro-
gram for properties whose owners have had
enough. Conversely, New Jersey Gov. Chris
Christie has publicly and repeatedly pro-
.claimed his desire to rebuild the J'ersey Shore
bigger and better.
Which approach wins in the court of public
opinion? Well, an Associated Press/NORC
Center for Public Affairs Research poll
released in June puts rebuilding ahead of relo-
cation in the quest for public support, but its
overall poll moves beyond a simple this-or-that


solution to something larger.
t The questionwas whether state govern-
ments should provide money to help residents
rebuild in the same neighborhood or offer to
buy destroyed homes so owners could move
to a safer area. Those polled included a nation-
al sample plus an over-sample in the areas
hardest hit by Sandy (to increase the numbers
polled to improve statistical validity).
The results? Nationally, 65 percent support-
ed rebuilding while 53 percent supported a
relocation option. Among the Sandy survivors,
79 percent favored rebuilding'and 59 percent.
backed relocation, New Jersey residents were
evenly split (70 percent for rebuilding and 68
percent for relocating), while New Yorkers
more strongly supported rebuilding (80 per-
cent) over relocating (61 percent). .
Beyond the basic numbers, there are a cou-
ple of things at play in these responses.
When this is presented not as an '"either-or
choice" but as a "which do you support," both
options win support form a majority of respon-
dents. That's a message that people expect
their stategovernment to do something, rec-,
ognizing that state government has a stake -
and a responsibility in recovery efforts,
which is an important confirmation of a long-
held belief. Pundits may argue that disaster
policy is black or white, but clearly the people


who have to live through the outcome see
plenty of shades of gray.
All these responses overwhelming indicate
that people expect someone to lend them a
hand to recover after disasters strikes not
just government, but local agencies, relief
organizations and (most of all) family and
friends. That's'not only a driving force in for-
mulating both policy and response, but is
clearly a driving force in the reciprocity reflex
where we help others in their times of need in
expectation they'll do the same when we're in
the eye of the disaster. Compassionate, true,
but common-sensical as well.
Notice these questions discuss the state
response, 'not the federal which we as a
nation consider to be vital'in times of disaster.
However, when asked who they could rely on
for help, Washington was at the bottom of the
list (just below state governments) -with first
responders, family/friends and relief agencies
sitting on top. Whether that's a sign that all
disasters (like politics) are local or a reflection
of the current opinion of the federal govern-
ment is unclear; more clear is the tacit belief
that, in disaster response, the first on the
scene carry the most weight. : .
Harry Simmons is president of the American
Shore & Beach Preservation Association.
., ., www.asbpa.org


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE -


TfWmii ,to tear down and destroy, and heaven ,
forbid there should be a raccoon or 01
: Almost every week, my husband ; armadillo or .bear in their backyard .
and I drive into Fernandina Beach (let's kill it). Imagine this entire beau- .
from Jacksonville to eat dinner and tiful habitat being destroyed, for, the ,
relax. It has become a ritual that is a endangered wildlife. The very'wildlife '0
favorite part of our week. people come to. Nassau to enjoy. ...
On Wednesday, Aug. 28, we kept up When my family qomes to visit and ;,: ,.
our weekly ritual. We drove up from as they come over the bridge, I am ,,
Jacksonville for-dinner. After dinner, embarrassed that they see the mon- *' .,. : '
we walked around town and enjoyed strosity carved out of the landscape on ..'"'"
the town..Wewere happy and relaxed. the left side called Rayonier. I even '
'We got into our carand drove down- tellthem to look to the right as they go ., ,
town and turned down one of the side over the bridge so they don't see it. But '
streets. We were talking and laugh- it is hard to miss. In Old Town the .
ing -we had our windows down, going noise from the factory and the'trucks .. '
no more than 25-30 mph. running up and down the four-lane .
; We drove by a woman on Fifth or Eighth Street all night, not to mention . .
Sixth Street, ;-about a block away from the wear and tear on the roadways, is
the newspaper. She was watering her more than enough development for
'garden. When we drove by, she pro-' this small island. I know;,'it's OK '
needed to point her hose at our car, because it provides jobs, but honestly,
with our windows down, and doused why put something like that on the .
us'.. island side and not the mainland side?
.We stopped, in shock.'I yelled out, This iN a small island.
"Hey," and she proceeded to yell, quite No, I see the dollar signs in the
nastily, for us to slow down. Then the developers' eyes along with the ieal-, ,
neighbor next door proceeded to tors and bankers.-Once this beautiful. -,, ,
chime in by screaming to,slow down. area has been developed (raped) to '
I was in my nice date dress and I the max as it is in Orlando and South _-
wasIqaK kdnilpwuldn'tibelieve it. l tivtFlJorida,zthen wher.,-iTh'ere hasigoti "-ii ,
ruined our evening, ','Cl ,- :.t6 be'a better waywith"more respon-
If this is the way Fernandina'Beach sibility for all. Not just for those that .
treats yourvisitors, you are going to want to make a buck. Is there ever -,' :.',\6 w- '-
'lose6 thmin. I honestly'don't know if we going to be time where these people .- T..'w.,
willbecoming back. It was one of the figure out that once it's gone, it's gone?
most rude and infuriating incidents I I say thank you, thank you, thank ,
have ever experienced. With one rude you, to Mr. Weintraub and Ms. Kling people" responding to the uncontrol-
and unbelievable incident you have for watching, over the greed that has lable bunch of commissioners who
lrost two customers who visit Cafe 'been overwhelming this country don't get the word.
Karibo, Brett's or Seattle's Best on a almost to its demise. Someone has to You tried to mess up so many sub-
weekly basis. I am still iri shock that speak up and even if they are over- ',jects- selling off 28 acres so develop-
someone would do such a thing. shadowed by that big loud voice..,. ers can build on land deeded-for recre-
Stephanie Evans Remember the Lorax! '' national purposes. I'believe that the city,.
SJacksonville FawnAvant golf'course is not something that is


TerraPotnte
Michlele Kling and Robert Wein-
traub havedone an important service
to Nassau taxpayers.by showing how
we will help to finance Rayonier's
* evelopmenfit in Yulee. After reading
Their article ("Nassau taxpayers on
hook forTerraPointe," Aug. 16) and
.. the responses from Rayonier execu-
tives and their friends, the question
is, who do we believe? Kling and
SWeintraub have nothifingto gain while
the Rayonier people have a lot to gain.
To understand who is right and who is
Wrong, we should follow,the money.
Jean Haines
- Fernandina Beach

SThank you, Mr. Welntraub and Ms.
Kling. Personally I am sick of the "pro-
c6evelopment"'citizens attacking you.
lam from South Florida and my hus-
land was born and raised in Miami.
lThe reason we moved to Fernandina
was for its "natural" beauty and the
ability to preserve it. There has to be
some place in the state of Florida
where people give a damn about this
beauty. We thought Fernandina and
Amelia Island would be that place. Mr.
Weintraub and Ms. Kling 'are two of
those'people in my opinion.
; Imagine what life is going to be
like on.this island with 10,000 more
homes-being built across the bridge?
Where will all of these people go to the
beach? Have you been to South Florida
lately, on either coast' It's overdevel-
oped. In fact, there is a charge of $6 to
go over the bridge in Sanibel. It's bad
enough when visitors trash our beach-
es during the. holidays and summer
mfionths. 1 knbw the developers see
Nassau County as one big empty slate


'ernandina1

Michael Reagan
Just-for the record, Ronald I
has ,a natural son, Ron Reagan -
ideas and policies are much di
and more significant to .today's
than those of Michael -who is
ed. Time to think and report
both sides. "
Robert W
FernandinaI

Whafsnext?
It'seems as that some of ti
commissioners are still in their
lineup on making decisions 1
rest of the city. I wonder why th
don't understand'the latest de
they made recently regarding th
of cutting the nonprofits' (doi
funding.
Their decision was obvious
popular or desired by the citizens
commissioners' meeting on, A
at City Hall.
The amount of $35,000 Was tI
that was asked to keep some
more important nonprofit orn
tions able to'do their charitable
in our city of Fernandina met wi
whelming objections! This was
by the attendance at the meeti
the demonstration of support'
these nonprofits that money,
-didn't appear to be an issue to t
payers.
It seems like one or two rema
the commissioners indicates t1
public should be the donor a
the city who do they think tlh
lic is? They are the ones who a
States, and live in this city. It's
times referred to as the "voice


Beach aeslgnea to make a nuge proit, Ut as
a recreational tool for citizens and their
guests to enjoy. Yes, the idea is to solve
its problems make improvements as
Reagan needed, to properly manage and not
whose 'attempt to kill it off. If we could work
fferent on improving, it is possible some of
issues the members would rejoin or attempt
adopt- to g* new ones through some incen-
t about tive. .
A new discussion around town: It
Varner seems that sonieone checked thatfor-
Beach mer city manager Michael Czymbor
golfing wag using the employee rate.
S After furtlier review (a phrase used,in
replays in sports) it seemed that he
hle city' was a paid employee Soniebody didn't
r 3 to 2 check all the details and now we have
for the again a possible suit. We may have a
three case of "hoof in mouth" disease going
ecisiOn around again
ie issue Something good is bound to hap-
nation) pen- If you haven't driven or walked
down Centre Street at night and looked
sly not at the beautiful lighting and decora-
satthe .; ,tions. 'It does look verygood and we
\ug. 20, thank those responsible.'*
Lastly, nimy economics professor at
hetotal college told us. 'It. frfar better to do
o~the, s6metlfhing than do nothing at all."
ganiza- .. John Megna .
e work Fernandina Beach
t h o v e r ,* .. ..
evident .Best friend ,
ng and
to give The Nassau county Sheriff's Office
which, in its safety tips (Aug 28). omitted the
the tax-.' best protection to thwart a burglar a
dog Go to the shelter and adopt a
arks by dog He'll watch over you and love
hat the you foi ever or" rescuing him. Much
nd not bet-lei than thorny bushes and stained
he pub- glass film .
iso pay Patricia Fitzgerald
somIe- Fernandina Beach


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Notaxincreases
Two very wise men, Clerk of Court
John 'Crawford and County Commis-
sioner Steve Kelley, have developed
plans to balance next year's budget
without raising taxes. A third very wise
man, financial planner Steve Nicklas, in
his News-'Ledder column on July 10,
praised John Crawford's plan by calling
it "a workable solution, as opposed to
raising taxes." He went on to say, "This
sounds like the best idea yet."
Nicklas also praised' the plan to
"eliminate funding for replacement
vehicles," which will save the county $2
million. He said, "Give the person who
came up with this idea a commenda-


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tion." This iJdea was part..of '",enuesourc
Commissioner Kelley's plan, which he .run red HiE
presented to the Board of financial wi
Commissioners... ,' .' logging tru
, So we have three very wise' men those who j
with excellent backgrounds in finance, stop, we c
saying that the budget can be balanced money. Fto
without raising taxes. John Crawford is ; lations are (
the chief financial officer for Nassau be complain
County. Commissioner Kelley isa suc- going up.
cessful businessman who certainly 2) Just
knows how to balance a budget Steve dents'may I
Nicklas is a financial advisor ,with a ers, the fas
major firm. refined fo
Not only have these men advised 3) And iH
that the budget can be met. without done with"
raising taxes they recommend it. would be n
They feel that when people are strug- changed to
gling with a poor, economy, it is not .: Shucks,
the time to raise taxes. bring the i
In an emailto me this past week- found mon
end, Ted Selby, the county manager, make mon(
agreed that out of a budget with $41 business" I
millionin reservefunds, over $24 mil- anything tc
lion of these reserves can be used to sion will no
help balance the budget With other sands in ta
proposed cuts in the budget only a Heck, le
small part of this $24 million.would
need to be used, leaving plenty of '
Sieserves in the budget.
We are still reading articles every .'Glis'
week stating that raising taxes cannot .
be avoided. Really? When the board Propert
has been given two plans.showinghow Hickoxrefe
not to raise taxes and this has been Michael, pl.
endorsed by a financial advisor why 195Q's lang
are we still. being told taxes have to be -
raised?
It boils down.to this, what do you
the taxpayers, want? Do you like the Animali
recommendations of three wise men,
.to use a small part of the $24 million This mo
and make cuts to the budget so that no' heighborh(
taxes-are raised? Or do you want taxes roaming th
raised to pay formore county improved people if th<
m'ents, etc.?, they lived. "
In these 'economic times, with I put the d(
salaries at a'standstill (for those of us but theywe
fortunate enough to have jobs) and the gaps to'
with prices rising, there are people and they; ii
hurting.,in this county that cannot mal control
afford to pay more taxes. I certainly officer advi
prefer the plan to not raise taxes, were sick
I do not believe that the county be picked u
commissioners really want to raise beingaholii
taxes, but they feel pressured. Please one a small
email or phone and let them know puppy, allo)
what you want. They work for you. until one or
Their salaries are paid by you. I am and .only t
one small voice, but if you "the people", respond. 0
speak up, I believe they will listen, avoid hitting,
Rebecca Walker Can't NM
Fernandina.Beach instead of re


Somethingto think about
It may well be time for the Sheriff's
Office and the' Board of County
Commissioners to think about the
installation of red-light cameras.
Here are some of the reasons:
1) The county needs another rev-


edge that w
especially V
for animals
the county
officer sche
be covered
dangerous,


e. If we ticket drivers that
ghts,'we can have a new
ifidfall, what between, the
cks and tourists, and welE
ust don't think stop mean.
could make a bundle of
m what I read, these vio
only fines so no one should
ining about their insurance
think of how many acci:
be avoided when the truck,
st drivers and the texteri
r running the red lights.
fthe county ensures this is
'slow" yellow lights, therd
o argument that the light
fast .
I think this alone, may,
county over a million in
ey. The camera folks will
ey and that is an "open for
ill the way, won't cost ug
Install and"c the commit'
t have to grant them Soou-
x waivers to get it.
t's get going!
SprAgue Owingo
Ydlel


y Appraiser Michael
rs to his staff as "the girls"?
ease. It is 2013. Stop using
uage. .
S Jean DesBarres
Fernandina Beaclh

control
rning while walking in tho
ood I saw two stray 'dog
e streets. I asked several
ey knew the dogs or wheri
No one recognized the dog
ogs inside my fenced yard4
re ableto squeeze through
get out I called the police
ni turn, contacted the ant!
4 officer on duty. The duty
ised that unless the dog
or injured, they could not
up until Tuesday (Mondaf
day). So we have two dogs',
I1 female and the other 4.
wed to wander the street
both gets hit by a car. Then
hen will animal control
r worse, a car crashes t4
g the'dogs.
issau County be proactive
active? It's common knowlr
weekends in Nassau County,
West Nassau, are notorious
being dumped. Why can't
adjust the animal control
dule so that weekends can
to handle these potentially
situations?
Deborah Blair
Callahah


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COMMUNITY


FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 6. 2013/NEWS-LEADER


International Coastal Cleanup Sept. 21 seeks volunteers


Kep Nassau Beautiful, Inc., in partnership
with the Ocean Conservancy, announces that
the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup is
aturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m.
The International Coastal Cleanup is the largest,
one-day volunteer effort in the world, organized to
clean up the marine environment. Last year, during
the Coastal Cleanup, volunteers collected enough
food packaging from beaches and shorelines to get
takeout for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for
almost 900 years. The organizers want to make sure
this trash never makes it into our oceans and you can
help, too.
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. is recruiting all volun-
teers, whether individuals or groups, to make this
another successful cleanup event. Those with boats
can make an especially strong impact along the river.
This is the perfect opportunity for everyone to get
out and enjoy the beautiful neighborhood while con-
tributing to a cleaner and safer community.
* Main Beach, Fort.Clinch and Peters Point are the
registration locations for those who wish to help
clean up the waterways of Nassau County. Trash trav-
els, however, and along with the beach; participation
is encouraged through neighborhood; river and.
street cleanup. Individuals who want to assist, but


Scheduled deanups
Beachkeepers Fernandina Beach. Keep
Nassau Beautiful, Amelia Island Sea Turtle
Watch, Wild Amelia Nature Festival and the Girl
Scouls of Nassau will hold beach cleanup as fol-
lows as part of the International Coastal Cleanup
on Sept 21.
Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch: 9 a m at.
Main Beach Meet in the Dolphin Avenue parking
lot.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County. 10 a.m. at
Fort Clinch State Park. Meet at the fishing pier.
Wild Amelia Nature Festival 11 a m at Fort
Clinch State Park Meet at the fishing pier
The public is welcome Bags and gloves will
be provided Park entrance fees will be waived for
those participating in Ihe Wild Amelia event at
Fort Clinch State Park.

can't make it to the volunteer sites, are encouraged to
collect trash wherever they can.
For more information, contact Keep Nassau
Beautiful at 261-0165 or 1-800-977-0162.


PHOTO BY LEN KREGER/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
Members of Beachkeepers Fernandina Beach, in partnership with the
Nassau County Sierra Club and the city of Fernandina Beach, held a
beach cleanup at Main Beach on Sept. 3, above.


Association seeks

donors for kids art
'.. PAULA PpRTERFIELD-IZZO
For the News-Leader
When most people think about the Island Art,
'Association, they think of it as the place to go, when need-
Sing to buiy fine art; for special gifts, for redecorating, or for
a new home. Many also think of it as the perfect romantic
date setting, the place to go for girls night out, the must-,
see for visiting guests, the destination for inner refresh-
ment and the gallery to simply admire aiid appreciate
exquisite art
But the Island Art Association is much more than a
gallery of.beautiful aft
Since its inception, the Island Art Association has been
the advocate for arts for the whole community of Nassau
County. Its members provide funding for art'supplies for
the schools of Nassau County, free art classes in their
Education Center for the children of Nassau County, along
with free classes for the elderly at the Council on Aging
,and funding for their supplies.
They provide awards, recognition and scholarships to
the students who compete in the yearly Student Art Show.
Since the Island Art Association is a self-sustaining
:organization, run completely by the artists; it also relies on
.sponsors within the community to help fund the children's
programs. Although theprograms continue to be provided
free of charge, the association is eagerly, seeking new
'sponsors. To learn more, visitthe gallery at i8'N; Second
:St, visit www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
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Classes in batik painting
SThe Island Aft Association will offer a Tie & Batik
Class for Kids of all ages on Sept. 14.'CPst is $17 per partic-
ipant Instructor is Sarah Bash-Gleas6n. ."Dress for mess"
and bring two white T-shirts and/or cotton materials.
Students will learn the process of tie .dying and batiking .
and how to emphasize color and create shapes.
: Introduction to Drawing &'Painting is Sept. 24. Cost is
: $17 per participant. Instructor is Bash-Gleason. Kids of all
ages welcome. -Dress for mess" paper, brushes and
: paint provided. Students will learn the fundamentals of
drawing and sketching to transfer the images onto canvas
and create a work of art Bring two canvases of 8 by 11
S inches or 16 by 24 inches and/or an illustration board (less
expensive). Reserve your space with Bash-Gleason by
mailing skyedesigns@live.com or call (912) 342-3677.


SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Children and adults enjoy a variety of art-maling activities
at recent Island Art Association classes.


NACDAC educates on dangers of drugs
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'Recently, the :Fernandina Beach Rotary
Club welcomed Nassau Alcohol, Crime .
Drug Abatement Coalition (NACDAC) '
Prevention Director Kerrie Albert.
NACDAC begari in 2002 as a grassroots,
coalition of business and community leaders
to tackle issues of underage substance
abuse.The nonprofit organization, funded in
part by the Florida Department of Children
and Families, partners with schools, reli-
gious organizations, law enforcement,
healthcare professionals and.others to
Reduce underage drug use.
Its key mission is educating the public,
particularly youth, about drug trends and


the consequences of drug abuse. Albert
spoke of the dangers that "designer drugs"
like Bath Salts, Cheese, K2 and Drunken
Gummies pose. She noted that many of
these drugs.are highly addictive, have seri-.
ous consequences, are inexpensive and
readily available'. NACDAC reaches out to
students through Youth Coalitions at all four
high schools to offer help and education.
'Albert said caring, supportive parents
and other adult role models who talk to their
teens, educate theri about the dangers of
Drug and alcohol use and encourage them to
participate in positive social activities are the
best line of defense against risky behavior.


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mos1or .us think of our parents or a
V 4* *hge6i'aphc locale rather thah the
ultimate source of our being,. which
;'iSpirit. We come from God. and
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d6nt recognize this is that our
bodies delude us intq thinking Iatl
"w6are separate from everything
else. -Ultimately. we are all
connecteded through this connection
,Aith the one Spirit, but often our
nlndMdual egos may not allow us to
see this. Our bodies convince us
that we are unique, separate
.beings. As physical beings, we are
Indeed unique and separate from
all else, but as spiritual beings %we
w v are part of a greater whole As
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Islandexhibit
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.
Sket passes
Fun outdoor. sketching,
classes with Bill Maurer are
held Thursdays from 10 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. downtown. All you
need is a pencil and camp.
stool. Learn how to. draw per-
spective and improve your
paintings. Call Maurer at 261-
8276 for information.
Watercolor classes will be
held 1:30-4 p.m. beginning
today. Learn to paint in water-
colorswith clear presenta-
tion, problem solving tips and
one on one'instrhction. Call
Maurer at 261-8276.
Artdemo
The Plantation Artists'
Guild and Gallery, 94 Amelia
Vifage Cit#i altheSparxiid
Shopsiof the-O'fnisAinelia.
Island Plantation, will host a-
free demonstration by
Jacksonville gallery owner
Eileen Corse on Sept. 9 at 2
p.m. Corse paints in oils using
brushes and palette knives
and has received several
awards and been recognized
as one of 12 of Jacksonville's
emerging artists to watch.
She recently sponsored
the Women Painters of the
Southeast members' show
with $6,000, in prize money
from leading art magazines.
She has, held major shows
representing artists from
across the country. She also
presents a full schedule of
workshops throughout the.
year. RSVP to the gallery at
432-1750 to attend the demon-
stration. .
Featuredartists
The'Island Art Associa-
tion, 18 N. Second St., -
Fernandina Beach is hosting
'John and Andrea Mateer as
the featured artists of the
month for September. As an
exhibiting member of the
Island Art Association, you
Scan see Andrea's paintings
displayed in the gallery
throughout the year. John has
just recently begun to display
his fused glass creations, win-
ning an Honorable Mention
with his first Art Nouveau
entry. Both John and Andrea
use color primarily to achieve
form, composition and light in
their creations. Meet them at,
the Second Saturday
Artrageous Artwalk opening
reception at the IAA Gallery
on Sept. 14 from 5-7 p.m.,
with the gallery remaining
open until 8 p.m.
Seventh Stret art
The Seventh Street
Gallery presents a spectac.u-


U.S. Coast Guard Petty
Officer Megann L. Brooks,
daughter of John and Kathy
Brooks of
Fernandina
Beach,
advanced to
the rank of
Petty Officer
First Class offi-
cially on Sept.
1,2013.
Entering her Brooks
seventh year in
the USCG,
Brooks has served on the
USCGC arctic icebreaker, the
Polar Sea, berthed in Seattle,


lar show Sept. 14. It will be a
gathering of some of the comrr
rnunity's 2013 favorite artists;
each contributing new pieces.
SWho's who: Susan
Henderson, SusieSax, Jim '
Widerman, Paul Massing, Bill
Birdsong, Joe Winston,. ,
Beverly Hansen, Steve.-
Leimberg, Lea Gallardo and
Wayne Howard. That means .
glass, pottery, collage, pho-
tography, watercolor,
abstract, realism, nature,
acrylics, oil... 'If we can't give
you cool autumn nights, we
can promise a very cool show.
The reception is Saturday,
Sept 14, from 5-8 p.m. at the
Seventh Street Gallery, 14 S.
Seventh St. (across from
.LuLu's) in downtown
Fernandina. The, show.can
also be viewed the following
two Saturdays during the
Farmers' Market hours, 9
a.m.-1 p.m. As this is a his- .
Storio property, it is not handi-
cap accessible. For questions,
directions and additional-.- .
viewing times, call 432-83306
Plantationart., 1.; 104
.,Nicole Rosselarid's fine art
is on display at the Plantation
Artists' Guild and Gallery .
through Sept. 14. A Floridaf'
native, she now lives in St
Marys, Ga., where she has.a.
gallery. Her doctor father.
inspired her with the study of
the human body, medical dia-
grams and instruments,: ,
which are reflected in her,. -
work along with botanical and
nature studies.
The gallery is located at 94
Amelia Village Circle at the
Spa and Shops of Omni.
Amelia IWland Plantation.
Sculpture garden
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens; 829 Riverside
Ave., announces the opening.
of the 1. Wayne and Delores
Barr Weaver Community
Sculpture Garden & Plaza on .
Sept. 21 at 10 a.m., marking
the completion of the :
Landscape Enhancement
Project that-launched in
September 2012, and includ-
'ed the renovation ofthe
entire Riverside Avenue por-;'
tion of The Cummer campus:
The Sculpture Garden',
opens with its inaugural exhi-
bition, 'The Human Figure:
Sculptures by Enzo
Torcoletti" featuring works oh.
loan by the St Augustine,
based sculptor. This free '
event will feature live music.
and art-making activities,
Food and drink will be avail--
able for purchase. Visit ,
www.cummer.org.
LaFlorida
The Cummer Museum'of.
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, presents
"La Florida: 500 Years of .
Florida Art through Oct. 6, ,
celebrating 500 years of -
Florida art. For information',;
Visit www.cummer.org. !S


Wash., and made numerous&
trips to the Arctic as well as,
Alaska and the Aleutian ,
Islands. ''
She also served voluntarily
on the USCGC Munro as it I
patrolled the Pacific rim. Shf
served two years on the pa- =
trol boat USCGC Hammer- :
head, berthed in Woods Hole,
Mass., and was awarded a
Medal of Achievement for her
service there.
Brooks has served as an
instructor for the past year al
USCG Tracen in Petaluma, .!
Calif. She lives with her fam4
ly in Santa Rosa, Calif. :


ART WORKS


MILITARY NEWS,






'FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6,2013/News-Leader


HOMES


Union garrison
Fort Clinch Sltite Park will
host a Union Garrison on
Sept. 7 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and
,Sept. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon.
Interact with living historians
to experience life in the fort as
,it was in .1864. Fees include
,-the $6 per vehicle park
entrance fee plus $2 per per-
!son fort admission. Contact
4he park at 277-7274 or visit
*www.FloridaStateParks.org.
SNature hike
!: Join a Park Ranger for a
leisurely paced hike to discov-
ei tiN island's natural commu-
nities on Stpt. 7 at 2 p.m. at
the Ribault Club on Fort
.George Island Cultural State
Park. Bring, bug spray and
bottled water. No reservations
are necessary and the pro-
gram is free. Contact -the
Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 251-2320. Visit
.www.floridastateparks.org.
Walkin' Nassau
Come out for one of
Walkin' Nassau's favorites'and
its first walk of the "fall" sea-
son at Little Talbot Island,
12157 Heckscher Drive, on
Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Meet in the parking lot of
,the park. Entry fee is $5 per
vehicle ($4 single occupant).
S'With more than five miles of
beautiful, white sandy beach-,
es, Little Talbot is one of the
few remaining undeveloped
barrier islands in Northeast
Florida. Everyone is welcome
to ,walk for free, or for'
American Volkssport Associa-
tion credit. For information
and to RSVP contact Jane
Bailey at dnjbailey@mind-
spring.com or 261-9884.
Native plants
On Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.,
Master Gardener Sue Ray will
Conduct a class on using
native plants in your land-
scape. Included in the discus-
sion will be a listing of native
annuals, perennials, shrubs,
vines,,trees and groundcover.
The session will take place at
the Yulee Extension office.
For inforrrn'tgoiie the-.Ef' -
tension vbbsltf.at'http://ras-
sau,.ifas.ufl.edu/horticulture/l.
andrimatters/landmatters.html
or call the Extension office at
S (904) 879-1019-.
Spanish mission
Come celebrate five cen-
turies of Spanish influence in
Florida with an informative
talk about the San Juan del
;Puerto Mission on Ft. George
Island, at the Ribault Club on
iFort George Island at 2 p.m.
Sept. 14. Learn about Fr.
Pareja, who-translated the
native Timucuan language
and gained insight into their
unique Iulture. No reserva-
tions are necessary and the
program is free. For informa-
tion contact theTalbot Islands
SRanger. Station at (904) 251-
2320. Visit www.floridastate
parks.oi'g.
Plant clinic
County Extension
Director/Horticulture Agent
Becky Jordi will conduct a
Plant Clinic from 10 a.m.-2
p..m. Sept 16 at the Yulee
Extension Office, AlA and
Pages Dairy Road. All county
residents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
lems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions. There is no fee
for this service. For informa-
.fion call (904) 879-1019, Mas-
ter Gardeners are on office
duty on Fridays at 491-7340.


Tortoise talk
F16rida Native Plant
Society, Ixia Chapter, will
meet Sept: 19 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Regency, Square library,
9900 Regency Square Blvd.,


Jacksonville, for a program
entitled "The Gopher
Tortoise," presented by Dr.,
Joe Butler, University of
SNorth Florida. The meeting is
free and open to the public.
Visit http://ixia.fnpschap-
ters.org or call (904) 655-2550
for additional. information.
War remembered
Fort Clinch State Park will
host a weekend event to com-
memorate the part that Fort
Clinch played in the Spanish-
American War, on Sept 21
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept.
22 from 9 a m.-1 p.m.
The fort will be filled with
uniformed.interpreters and
participants will also be able
Sto enjoy exhibits of the arma-
ment and period military
equipment. Fees include the
$6 per vehicle park entrance
fee plus $2 per person fort
admission. -
Call 277-7274 or visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org.
'Go Native'
In honor of National Public
Lands Day on Sept 28, the
Ribault Clubhouse at Fort
George Island Cultural State
Park, 11.241 Fort George
Road, Jacksonville, will host
"Go Native" day. Learn about
the impact of invasive exotic
plants on local parks, what is
being done to combat them
and what you can do to help.
Join AmeriCorps members
and park staff at 10 a.m. for a
talk, followed by a nature walk
at 10:45 a.m. highlighting
native species and an opportu-
nity to help remove some
invaders. Enjoy kid-friendly
invasive plant games starting
at 11:45 a.m. Bring a picnic
lunch to enjoy on the lawn.
The event is free and open
to all ages. Wear comfortable,
sturdy shoes and bring sun-
screen, bug spray, water and a
snack or lunch. Cameras,
binoculars and field guides
are'recommended. Visit www.
floridastateparks.org/fort
georgeisland or call (904)
251-2320.
Mrs madiet
i The Arta Marktetiis a fati&
ers' market with'arts and '.
crafts, too, on the corner of
South 14th and Lirfie streets.
You'll find Jacqueline's old- .
fashioned, homemade sour'
cream pound cake, art, appar-
el, puppy accessories, hand-
made jewelry, dog treats, live
music arid more..
Local to Fernaridina
Beach, Harlow'sAll Natural
Products include vegan,
organic and home and person-
al care items made with essen-
tial oils, butters, satlts, sugars,
waxes and other natural ingre-
dients. Check out their
deodorants, soaps; lip and
body balms, bath fizzes and.
scrubs, oil sprays and more. A
familiar face around Amelia,
Jill Patten makes decorative
.pillows and custom artwork
and is now at the Fernandina
Beach Arts Market.
The market1has room for
new vendors and musicians.
The next market is Sept. 29.
Visit FernandinaBeach -
ArtsMarket.com, find them on
Facebook or call 557-8229.
Resilienyoseles
As part of-the City
Resiliency Series, Fernandina
Beach is hosting a seminar,
Alternative Transportation:
More 1han Just Cars, on Oct.
3, presented by the, North -
Florida Transportation
Organization. Energy Issues
in a Changing World ~il7 be
the featured talk. on No. 7.
THese lectures are free and
open to the public and held at
the Peck Center, sponsored
by the Fernandina Beach
* Community Development
Department. Call 277-7325 or
email aburke@fbfl.org.


S I ISUBMITrTED
Guests who purchase Wine Tickets will be able to, sample food presented by a
variety of local restaurants, including Espana, above, at the Amelia Island Wine
Festival on Oct. 12 at the Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

Sample local fare at Wine Fest
Amelia Island Wine Festival is pleased to Island Plantation.
announce that several local restaurants will be Stroll along the Wine Walk, sample wines
returning to the festival with their gastro- from over 20 wineries and talk.with industry
nomic specialties. representatives,'all without a passport or jet-. -
New this year, Wine Ticket purchasers lag. Purchase a bottle or a case at the Wine
will be able to partake ir both unlimited wine Tent to prolong the pleasure long'aftei you,
tastingsa'nd sample lasi-fig-. fiini localrestau- return home.
rants, including the innovative, Anmerican bistro Wine Ticket holders-also will enjoy food
food of Bar Zin Caf&. the lradiional flavors of tasting from local restaurants in the
Spain and Portugal by Espana. and Ciao's Restaurant Court. The Wine Walk is opento
Italian food flair .... -everyone to shop fr' artisan-crafted treas-:
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation will be ures, from table art to pottery, handmade
joining the group, offering sample tasting glass votives and vases, hand-turned rare :
that highlight seasonal ingredients. Custom wood vases and pepper mills, unique bottle
coffee drinks, fresh fruit smoothies, sodas stoppers and wine accessories, hand-painted
and water will, be available for purchase at stemware and sterling silver and copper jew-
Montego Bay.Coffee. elry mirroring the organic flow of fabric,
Tickets:are now on sale'for the "Taste the Wander down the Wine Walk to the award-win-
Southern Hemisphere," showcasing award- ning Amelia Farmers Market, which will be
winning wines frbm Argentina, Chile, open normal hours Oct. 12 from 9arn.-l p.m.
Australia, New Zealand and South Africa on Visit www.ameliafarmersmarket.com. .
Oct. 12 among the moss-draped -oaks and For festival details and ticket information
reflective lagoon at the Shops of Omni Amelia visit www.ameliawine.com or call 491-4872.


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Participants near the finish line of the Turtle Trot 5K'Saturday momirig. All of the runs, including a kids' fun run, below right, were on the beach at Main Beach. There were
466 registered runners and walkers and 387 timed finishers; some runners and walkers choose not, to wear a timing chip. Proceeds will benefit-Amelia Island Sea Turtle
Watch, sea turtle patrols in Fort Clinch State Park and Amelia Island Runners running programs. Complete i:esults and more pictures are available at the club's new website
address, www.AmeliaRunners.com. The club's next holiday eventwill be the Reifideer Run Half-Marathon, 5K and lkids' runs Dec. 8. Visit the website for details and to register.


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6,2013 SPORTS News-Leader


... .,.. SUBMITTED
'Chuck I-immeiheber, left, receives the winner's trophy
from Price Poole, Fernandina Beach Men's Golf
Association tournament chairman, in the clubhouse
after Himmelheber captured the Club Championship
title at the Fernandina Bach- Golf Club.



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club championship
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,Cliuck Himmelheber won
the 2013 Fernandina Beich"' GOLF NEWS.
Men's Golf Associati6n Club ___
'Championship played recent- (557-6083 or katiecombs@
ly at the Fernandina Beach yahoo.com or Jay Mock at
Golf Club. He had a total 753-2004
S' score ,f 157 for 36 holes.
S Other winners included CU wl
S:Mark SpindleC, who won the FBHSbenet
'oph division with a net score The third annual O'Kane's
of 146;'K'i.Johrison won the Golf Tournament, with pro-
Ssenior l4jvlion with a 135; ceeds to benefit the Fernan-
BruckSimk was the super dina Beach High School golf
,. senior division winner with a teams, will be held Sept. 14-15
; '136; and tJi'qoverall net chain- at Amelia River Golf Club.
plon was.B.$, Riley with a net Shotgun. start is at 12:30 p.m.
*., .score of 134:,- *.pth days.'
T' th'2013 FBMGA $cholar- '.-Fotmat is a two-man best-
i ship Trust.Ffid Tournament bal4 Saturday and a.two-man
'' is'scheduled at the city golf scili4ble 'o Sunday There is
club Oct. 5=6 Since 1983, the a senior flight fdr ages 60 and
fund and its annual tourna- over; seniors play forward
m ent have raised more than tees. No more than six-shot..
l180,000 in scholarships differential in handicaps.' ,
'A.- warded to Fernandina Beach Cost is'$300 per'team and- ,
.H-High School.students. For includes golf and.'heavy-apper,
i. information, contact Price tizers at O'Kane's during the
Poole at 32140174,r. pairings party and coclktail
S ., party Pairings party is at 7
p.m. Friday and cocktail party
SmrfigPNntevnt
is at 7 p.m. Saturdi.
: The third annual golf toutr- Cootact Jarrod Sullivan at
.: nament benefiting Starting (904) 838-8825 or Joe Parrish
., Point Behavibral -Fealthcare at 548-7134.
:will be held Nov. 4 at Amelia .
National Golf and Coqntry NvySA .m *
Club. Registration is at 11 N y wWn
a m. Shotgun.start is at noon. The 'third ahnuial Navy
'Sponsorships are still avail- SEAL Foundation Golf.Clas--"
.able. Contact Cherie Billings sic will be heldihtte, Omni
:* 'at 277-2995 or email Amelia Island Plantation Nov.,
'GetrTournament4ispbh.org.- -.9Tbisevent is.npen.toth6..--'
public. Golf entry.fees are
:-' lmiSrldc o da/lc *.9250 per player. The toiuina-
FBHSgdl d i ment begins with- breakfast .
The Fer'nandina Beach and registration and con-
:High School College Gridiron eludes with dinner and a
S GolfClassic wilt be held SepL silent auction.
S1: 27 at the Omni Amelia Island Registration for the golf
Plantation's Oak Marsh, tournament is oeien until Oct.
.course..All proceeds benefit 3L'.T.tourhamient field is
"the Fernandina Beach High :,, limitdd.t 144''players.
S School Foundation. ". .i.. Proreeds support the Na-
S. Register a college team.'., vy'SEAL Foundation, which
S Pregame registration is'.at l ."4"toVides imrmediat6"and.goigo-
ta:r.-with1a 12 pm. kickoff: ,'.. igsuportind:assistanceto
Tailgtboa rty isfromni 5:304. he Navy Spccil: Warfare .
:9:30 .mO,;p t is open to every,.,r. -conmarinunity' and hehtfamiiies.
'one .Cos.isS 40.perperson.' Event sponsorships ate avail-
4fR,'ee is-$50 per person. able. All donations are wel-
and t 1de6 Fioxe' lunch and .'come and ar.etpx-deducible;
tailgafearty..6Formaris a cap- Cntjact Mike.Clowerat
Stain'-hoi'e.. Wear favorite 26,.22-7'or'diowerm@bel-
team gear. Prizes and raffle south.net or Toni Corbin at
i Items will be up tor grabs. 277-5907 or tcorbin@omniho-
SContact Katie 'Combs'at': .'tels.com .. .. .' .


2013 SCHEDULES


* FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
i-,'" Varsiy Football
S' p 6 NEASE 700
Sept 13 at Hl.ard 730
S Sep 20 a[ Episcopal 700
.- Sep 27 ai Menendez 7 00
S_Oci 4 FORT WHITE' 700
*,. Oat x ai Wea 'asaau 730
Oct 18 TtI LORCO' IHCi 700
Nov I al MaOdison Courry' i 730
S PlOV 8 at Crinr Crcrr, 700
*' . 'D s -c
S" 'i : ":" YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
'9-i.,, ,,i '. tVarsity Foojoal'l
-Sepl 6 at Porer s HOu-Se 7:00
Sepi 20 FORREST" 7:00
'Sepi 27 at Woifson' 7:00.
Oct 4 'atPaxori' 7:00
' ci 11 RIBAULT' '* 7:30.
O. ; -t18- BAKER COUNTY' 7:00.
"t Oc 24 a[ Biriop Kenny' 7:00
S riov 1 STAI.TON MHCI 7:00'-.
r Jov : WVVEST PIJASSAU 7:30
' D-Di r, Cl " ...'=: :! '

:,yULEE HIGH SCHOOL"
S Volleyball ',.. ,
-Sept. -10 atRaines ,., 6:30:.
\ Sept. 12. at Middlebuig ' 6:30"
-.Sept. 13 STANTON 6:30
!Sept. 17, at West Nassau .6;30
: Sept 23 UNIVERSITY CHRIST. '6:30
SSep 26 afiCamden C6oupty. 6:00'
'Oct..3 FERNANDINA* .. 6:30,'
Oct. 8 pt Andrew Jackson' 6:30
'.Oct 9. CAM DEN COUNTY' 6:30
SOct 10 WEST NASSAU : 6:30
'Oct 12 Dig Pink at Fletcher TBA
.Oct -15 at Trinity Christian-. 6:30
,Oct 17 atHilliard 6:30
Ocl 21.22 24District at FBHS ,
D, Din.:ct JV matches at'5:30 p.m.
""FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
.'.. "Junior Varsity Football '
SSept. 12 HILLIARD 6:00
SSept. 19 YULEE 6:00
Oct. 3 atBolles 7:00
SOct. 10i WEST NASSAU' 6:00
Oct. 23 atYulee . 6:00
: FERNANINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
; Volleyball.
Sept. 9 at Bartram Trail 5:30/6:30
\ 'Sept. 11 ORANGE PARK 5:30/6:30.
Sept. 13-14 atOVA tourney
; Sept. 17 PONTE VEDRA 5:30/6:30
; Sept. 19 at Episcopal 5:30/6:30
SSept. 24 RAINES' 5:30/6:30
; Sept. 26 at Bolles ,. 5:30/6:30
SOct. 1 MANDARIN 5:30/6:30'
Oct 3 at Yulee' 5:30/6:30
: Oct. 8 FLETCHER 5:30/6:30
Oct. 9 JACKSON"' 5:30/6:30
Oct. 11-12 at Bolles Initational .
Oct. 6 at Fleming Island 5:306/6:30
.Oct. 18-19 JVtoumel at BK
:.Oct. 21-24DISTRICf4-4A
District


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Golf
Sept-10 tO WEST NASSAU 430
Sept 12 a Yulee 430
Sept 14 Fundraiser at Amelia River
Sept 16 HILLIARD 400 -
Sept 24 at Bishop Kenrny 4 O(
Sept 25 at West Nassau 430
Sept 26 at Yulee 4 30
Sept 30 PROVIDENCE 400
Oci 7 a Providence 4 00
Oct 14 Dstnct
Oct,22 Regional. ' ." .
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Swimming
Sept 7 at St. Augusbne/Ftieh 9am.
Sept 10., aSt Jorns Courntry : 400".
Sept 14 a Bulldog Invitational Bolles
Sept 19 FLORIDA D&B 400
Oct. 8 at NE Flondea Inv. Bolles
'Oct. 10 at Flonrida D&B 400-
Oct. 24 Disinct 2.2A
Nov. 1 '.Region 1-2A .
Nov. 9 State 2A at Stuart : .
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL -'
CrossCountry
Sept 7k, at Katie Caples, BK. ,
Sept 21 at'Alligato Lake Invite,' LC '
Sept 28 at Porte Vedrailnvite '
'Oct. 1 County at Hilllard 4:30-
*Oct. 12 FSU nlhvite'Tallahassee .:
Oct. 19. AMELIA INVITE 8am
Oct. 24 'District3-2A
Nov"2 Regi6n 1-2A at Lake City
Nov. 9 State,2A'atTallahassee
FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE
SCHOOL
S Football' .
Sept 10 CALLAHAN 6:00
Sept 17 EPISCOPAL' 6:00
Sept. 24. at Duval Charter 6:00
Oct. 1 CHRIST'S CHURCH 6:00
Oct. 8' CAMDEN 5:00
Oct. 15 at Yulee" 6:00
YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
!r Football
Sept 10 'at Baker County 6:00
Sept. 24. at Camden 5:00
Oct. 1 CHARLTON COUNTY 5:00
Oct. 8 at Bolles 6:00
Oct. 15 FERNANDINA BEAtH 6;00
Oct.'22 CALLAHAN 6:00
YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
VolleyballSept. 6 FERNANDINA
2:155:30
Sept 9 at Bolles 5/6:30 -
Sept 13 at Fernandina 5:30/6:30
Sept 16 BAKER 6:30/7
Sept 19 at Callahan' 5/6:30
Sept 20 BOLLES 5:30/7
Sept 23 at Baker 5/6:30
'Sept26 B team champ at CMS
Sept. 27 County at Hlllard


SPORTS SHORTS


Soceropeningday
Amelia Island Youth Soccer will hold
opening day festivities starting at 9 a.m.
Sept. 7.at the fields on Bailey Road.
There will be music during the day.
Games start at 9 a.m.

Watermelon ride
Enjoy a. bike ride on Amelia Island
through Fort Clinch $tate Park and
points along coastal roads Sept 8 dur-
ing the Endless Summer Watermelon
Ride. Check out the League of Ameridan
Bicyclists 2013 Bronze Level award win-
ner, Fernandina Beach. Pre-nride snacks,
rest stops, qpost-rinde lunch, mechanical
support, motorcycle escorts and roving
SAGs will be provided This is a great
training ride.for MS and CF
Start and finish are at the Atlantic '
Avenue Recreation Center. 2600 Atlantic
Ave. There are five routes 20, 34. 58,
80 and 100 miles Early pickup of ride
packet, including wristband.ID, map and '
T-shirt, and in-person registration are
from 1:30-4 p m. Sept .7 at the Atlantic-
Avenue Recreation Center Doors open
at 6.30 a m. Sept. 8 for ride packet pick-
Sup, including wristband ID, map and T- "
shirt, and day-of-ride registration
SAt 7:30 a.m the 100-mile route '
' departs; at 7:40 a:m. 80-mile route
departs; at 7:50 a.m. the 58-mile route'
"depart;' and at 8a m. the 20- and 34-
'mile routes depart. Riders may be
released in controlled groups at the start
to prevent congestion at the Fort Clinch
gate. Lunch is served from 11 a m. to 4 -
p.m Register online at www.NFBC.us
NFBC members pay $30; non-members
pay $45. In-person fee Is.$55 for all .
Late and in-person'registrants may pur-
chase.T-shirts at ride'hebdquarters as a
special order,' ,,,. -," .,.
-Headphones are prohibited by -
Florida law FS 316'.307. Each bicycle
must be equipped Wi-th at least one
brike'.that meetsthe.re'quirement of FS
316.2065(1f4). p' not'ride more than two
abreast, per FS 3,i12665(6). The event
will-.akeqplace, rain pgr-shirie. Contact
Mike Pikula a 556-1098 or Don Eipert at
26.1-5160 or. mail ESWRfidedir.

Falibagslgups.
The'open registrtibn period for
Femandina'Beact Babe Ruth fall base-


ball runs through Sept. 14. Tryout and and Girls Clubs. The entire course is on
draft are Sept. 15. Season runs until the airport runways and taxiways; one run-
week before Thanksgiving. Cost is $65 way remains open to air traffic. While the
per player. Sign up at FBBRL.com. fun run and, walk will not be timed, a race.
Fall baseball is a less-intense season clock will be at the finish line and the first
focused more on instruction and less on male and female finishers: receive a cer-.
competition. Teams will play in tificate for a sightseeing'flight around -
Fernandina and Jacksonville. Amelia Island. Participants also' receive
dry-fit T-shirts and the first 500 finishers
-Baskedtall trUtS will receive metal pilot's wings. .
B ilu _,' Participants ages8-1 7 6an sign Lip to
The Basketball Club of Florida'AAU take a free flight over Amelia Island.. The .
.organization based in Fernandina is Experimental Aircraft Association's
holding tryouts for several age groups of Chapter 943 will take applications for the
players who live within- Nassau County. flights under its "Young Eagles" program,
BOF will hold tryouts on the,following offered by EAA volunteer pilots..-
dates, so contact the coach of the team Registration is $25. Registration
to RSVP. Also, visit the BCF website at forms are available at.Current Running,
www.bcfhoops.org. 815 S. Eighth St., and Red Qtter
S- 11 U girls (fourth and fifth grade) Oct. 'Outfitters, 1012 Atlantic Ave. Register..
19 from 9-11 a.m. at First Baptist'Church' onlineat www.active.com; enter "Ben
in Femandina. Contact Coach Millar at Byrns RunwayRally" in the event search,
mniliarhome@bellsouth.net .. area.. The run/valk starts and finishes at
,* 12U girls (sixth grade) Sept. 15 from the airport gates near.theAirport
3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Peck Gym in Administration Office east f the main
Femandina. Contact Coach Nantz at terminalon Airport Road. :
'jnantz@bcfhoops;org. Sponsorships from businesses or
S11U boys (fourth and fifth grade) individuals are being offered as Well. "
Sept .15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Peck Captain .level is $500, co-pilot level is
Gym in Fernardina. Contact Coach ,. $250 and flight engineer level is'$100'. -'
.Schweizer'at phil@kkmarketing.net.' ;.. For information, call 261-8985 or send
A i d. 'u' .e ..u'an email to BenByrns Foundation.cdm..
Bouk-s Club : i ....
Amelia Island Boules. Club holds .M cic ooeia '
petanque pickup games Saturdays at '
9:30'a.m., Wednesdays at 4:30 p n. and The NBA's Orlando Magic and New
Thursday at 3:30 p.m. atthe Central "'Orleans Pelicans will kick off their 2013-
Park courts at the corner of Atlantic 14 season with a preseason game on
Avenue-and South 11th Street. Pe-'' Oct 9 in Jacksonville
tanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both An interactive fan venue wilf be Iocat-u
horseshoes and bocce. the Italian bowl- ed outside the Jacksonville Veterans
ing game The public is welcome to join. Memorial Arena on game day. The event
Call 491-1190 for information will include a salute to members of the
military and veterans community, which -
D1 .SRK P-rD ~ are an integral part of Jacksonville.
MBy 5KRUMWa This event marks the third time the
The Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally is Magic have played in Jacksonville and
returning for its second year. again ben- the first since 2008. It will be the first
efiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of game in Jacksonville for the newly
Nassau County and the Nassau named Pelicans, who will debut new uni- ,
Humane Society. The event starts at 8 forms. '
a m Sept 14 at the Fernandina Beach Tickets are on sale at the Arena ticket:
airport on Airport Road just off the office, online at JaxEvents corn or .
Amelia Island Parkway The rally is a through Ticketmaster. Seats start for little
non-competitive event, and both runners as $15, with courtside seats available for,
and walkers are welcome $250 each. For information on sponsor- ;
New this year, participants can add ships or VIP opportunities, contact the
$20 to their 5K registration and spopsor City of Jacksbnville Sports &
an entry for a child or teen from the Boys Entertainment office at (904) 630-3697


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,* 9- .. perception covered is that of the blue moon; when two'full moons occur within the time span of one month, the secondfullimop1
Al *" '. is termed the blue moon. So you canimagine mny surprise when I saw a NASA release claiming that the August 20th full moon.
*'*' was a blue moon. "Impossible," I thought! Full moons occur with a frequency of approximately 29.5 days. so a blue moon can
S.,- '* ,only occur near the very end of,a month if the first full moon happened near the very beginning. The evolution of the blue moon
began with The Maine Farmers'Almanac (1819-1968). Between 1932 and .1957 the Almanac maintained a seasonal scheme for determining when a
blue moon occurred. Their blue moon formula followed the solstice and the equinoxes which occur around the 21st of March; June, Septern4A, and
December. Moon names in the Almanac were synchronized, to an ecclesiastical calendar which was mostly set to the yearly cycle -of the sun. Simply
said, a full moon with a particular name had to occur at the same time of the year. When there were four full moons in.a seasoqi, an event that occurred
about every 2.6 years, the calendrical sequence has thrown out of order. To correct for this and keep the moon names concurrent with theyear, the
third full moon ofa four full moon cyqle became"known as the blue moon. Our modem definition of a blue moon, two full tnoons'occuring within
a calendar mopth, stems from the misunderstanding of The Maine Farmers' Almanac's rule which was first published in a 1946.article in Sky and
Telescope magazine. The new'two full moons in a month idea caught on and by the 1980s this definition rose to supremacy.and was accepted by the
astronomical community worldwide. Message to NASA... Stick to spaceflight. wwwastronomy.org .


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6.2013 NEWS News-Leader


An avenue to God'


HEATHER A. PERRY
News-Leader
New Vision Congregational
Church, UCC will host a retreat
from 10:30 am. to 4:30 p.m. Oct.
5 to explore the use of mandalas
for meditation and enrichment
of the spiritual journey and per-
sonal growth:
Facilitating the retreat is
Marilyn Clark, a licensed pro-
fessional counselor with a pri-
vate practice in pastoral coun-
seling,- hypnotherapy and
guided imagery. As a Quaker,
she finds creative inspiration in
music, art and meditation and is
an experienced teacher in the
use of mandalas. .
Many people associate man-
dalas with pasterni religions
such as Buddhism or Hinduism,
but similar symbols can be seen
in Christian artwork as well as
in the Celtic cross, the halo and
various round stained glass win-
dows.
"The use of mandalas is an
active and inspiring avenue to
God and we are excited,.to hoqst
this unique spiritual practice for
our.community," said the Rev.
Mary Moore, pastor. "Medita-
tion and art are paths to-our
soul And when our soul is
opened in the presence of anoth-


er, our faith and our relation-
ships are strengthened."
"Our church is so open spir-
itually, so progressive, and man-
dalas are a perfect fit to con-
necting people in spiritual
ways," said.Janet Streit, who is
helping to coordinate the event.
"I had done mandala work
with Marilyn Clark in Baltimore
and have attended some of her
mandala workshops," said
Streit. "They were impressive
and really helped me connect
spiritually They are more about
meditation and using color and
form than drawing. They were
relaxing and wonderful."
After some instruction, par-
ticipants will do a series of man-
dalas. Each will have specifical-
ly selected readings and music
and then quiet time to fill the
paper with color and form.
Following this, Clark will
lead a time of self-processing as
she asks participants about the
mandalas they have created.
There will be sharing in
small table groups as two addi-
tional mandalas are made.
"At the end we'll have a
group exercise to celebrate our
works and tell, what we've
gained in the experiencee" said
Streit. A lunch break will pro-
vide time for participants to


become acquainted.
No experience with art is
necessary to take part in the
retreat, notes Streit, and per-
sonaljourraling and discussions
on the mandala meditations
offer shared insight for every-
one.
Last year there were 35 par-
ticipants, who said the event
was a "nice blend of music and
art" and a "safe, peaceful, fun,
affirmation of life."
Cost for the retreat is $30 for
registrations received before
Sept. 24 and $45 after.
A family-friendly retreat is
also offered from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4. This fun, creative
exploration will include music
and movement. There's no fee
for this programabut a freewill
offering will be taken to help
offset costs. Registration is
required so enough supplies
will be available:
Register for the retreats by
calling Janet Streit at (4,10) 258-
6094 or email jstreit223@gmail.
com. To learn more or to print
a retreat flyer and registration
f6rmr, visit www.NewVisionCon
gregationalChurch.org. New
Vision Congregational Church
meets at 96072 Chester load in
Yulee.
type@ibnewsleader.com


UBMi t.TED PHOTOS
Bonnie and Stan Liteborn display the mandalas they created at a retreat hosted by
New Vision Congregational Church in 2012, above. Linda Martin works on a mandala
at last year's retreat, below left. A retreat participant works on a mandala, below right.


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1B SECTION


SUDOKU ~ Music NOTES
OUT AND ABOUT
RELIGION ~ AROUND SCHOOL
CLASSIFIED


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6.2013
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA


Blues Festival promises


0


John Nemeth, above, will bring .
his intense harmonica work anid
strong voice to the Amelia Island
Blues Festival Sept. 13 and 14.
Above right, Roger "Hurricane'
Wilson" returns this year, along
'with Mud Morganfield, bottom
left,'and Albert Castiglia.


fans a powerful lineup
T he third annual Saturday lineup has focused on strong voice and intense har-
: Amelia Island Blues some legendary names, as B.B. monica work. Nemeth is a rising
Festival is only a ,, King's youngest daughter blues star; a singer steeped in
week away and prom- Claudette opens the event at the. the tradition and reminiscent of
ises to deliver another powerful Fernandina Harbor. Marina, a thegreats.
.lineup of top tier talent for local new location for the blues festi- His decade-long career has
fans of ihie blues.. '"- val this year. The event closer is found him opening.for Robert
Back by popular d rna.ter of c'i:r-monies will be son of blues icon Muddy Thomas. Performing at major,
Roger "HtI ricanc" W.'ion .if Waters. If the wind kicks up music festivals around t.lie
Atlanta. who will also pcrf,:i in flkl might aciruilly ihink they United States. Europe, Canada`
on Friday Sept. 13 uit i are in Chicagq!' .: and Asia-has brought him criti-
Ferrnriandina'. very owxn Bies in Blues enthusiasts ceitairly cal acclaim. He is cuirrintly up .
Schliool- Band. under the diir ec- don't want to miss these two for five major blues awards and
tion of local bandleader Johnny outstanding performers, and hasbeen one of th rnos-.t
SRobinson. will be grateful that "'ot li decid- sought-after blues performers at
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. ed to carry on the family busi- festivals across the country, He
on Centre.Street near the Palace ness of traditional blues. Also a is cradled right 'n the nmicddl of
Saloon, and is highlighted by part of the strong musical line- the lineup at 2:13 p rnm You defi-
thereturn of noted bluesman up, Zac Harmon and An'a' nitely want to get set up inh'time
Albert Castiglia in a "Sounds on Popovic are both proven crowd to see this terrific performer ..
Centre" free admission format. pleases. Here!s whliat others have said.,
Castiglia was riding the high of However, the biggest sur- about him.: .
his No. 1 CD at this time last prise of the year may well be the "I remember telling friends.
year and he appears tube gain- sensational John Nemeth, who up North in '"80 that they should
infig in popularity worldwide. # has been cxciiini-\l .c,. r..
The buzz surrounding the around the woi Id W ith hIs BLUES Continued on,2B


Play for all ages

'Charlie Brown' opens
Sept. 13 at Theatre byTrax
ST MARYS, Ga Thiiugh considered a
"good man" by his fiends, poor Charlie Brown
just can't seem to win for losing. He can't win
the heart of the tittle red-haiir'd girl. He can't fly
a kite He's what you might call 'a failui e "
Meanwhile. Snoopy and Linus daydreann and
the whole gang banrtles with school, baseball.
and miiisuinderstandings before finally coming to
realize what makes them truly happy
"You're a Good Man, Chat lie Brown" is a
musical based on characti-rs by cartoonist
Charles M Schulz in hi, comic strip. "Peanuts,"
a cartoon that has inspired numerous television
specials and stage productions, ...
When choosing an opening show for St .
Marys Little Theatre's thi d s-eason, SMNILT i
chair Barbai a Ryan was looking for a produc-
tion that would engage people ol all ages. The


Call for

singers
SRehearsals for An
Evening in December 2013
will begin Sunday. Sept. 15at:
5 p.m. at Amelia Baptist
Church. Pami Helton, music
minister atAmelia Baptist
Church, welcomes singers
fromthroughoutNortheast
Florida to join the 17th edi-
tion of An Evening in
December. :
The program will be per-
formed'on Friday and Sun-
day, Dec 13 arind 15 at 7 p.m.
each evening. Rehearsals will
be held each Sunday after-
-noon at Amelia Baptist
- CALL Continued on 2B


Tony-award winning-'Charlie Brow n"'\filled the
bill. 'w "
"It's a show that will be enjoyed as much by
a 63-year-old as a S-year-old." Ryan said',"The


The cast of
"You're a
Good Man
Charlie
B rown"
rehearses at
Theatre by the
Trax in dow-n-
town St.
Marys, Ga.,
left. The show
opens on Sept.
13. Visit
ww,.strnarys-
l ittletheatre.
corn or call
(912) 729-
1103 for more
information.
: ,I I N T7IIT'T
main character roles are played by adults, with
four children joining-the cast." Ryan said
PLAYContinued on.2B .


ISOseason

opens Oct. 3

JACKSONVILLE Excitement is
building for the Jacksonville Synmphony
Orchestra's 2'013.14 season in Jacoby
Symphony Hall aLthe Tinies-Uinion
Center for the Performing Ar'ts
The 2013.-14 season will showcase a
n,.w generation of young conductors tak-
ing the podium The Florida Blue
Master works
Series features .
eight guest con-
ductors, begin-
ning with Teddy
Abrams in the
season-opening
concert on Oct.:
'This is one
of the most
exciting tien-, to
, experiorl e .|
Jacksonille '
Syniphony
Jacksonville s...rMir_
audiences can The upcoming sea-
enjoy an array of son will be Fabio
talented ghest. Mechetti's.last con-
conductors, spe- ducting the JSO,:.
cial events fea- above.
turning artists .________ '_. :__._ _'_."....
such as Sir :' .
James Galway and the Indigo Gil Is, and
performances By Jacks9nville Symnphony
musician, in their comnlunities," said
David L Pierson, president of the
Jacksonville Symphony.
The season also marks Fabio
Mechetli's final year as music director
arind principal conductor Mechctti will
conduct Verdi's Requiem featuring the .
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus, followed
by a season finale performance of
Mahlei 's colossal Third Symphony
SAvariety of conijunity en gagement
activities are also being pllanhned includ-.
JSO Co'ntinued on 2B


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THRILLER RADIO PLAY
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Joe Landry's "The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play,"
based on" Hitchcock's classic tale and, performed
asa940s era radioplay,is atthe Ferhandina
LiftIt Theatre, 1014 Beech St. This f'asi paced :
Thriller through ithe signature world of the Miase
of Suspense *ea lures .
Karen'An i-tx,)orth. Jell II
Goldberg. Amelia
Hart. Jack Mulligan.
Frapk O'Donnell. Joe
Parker. Annette Rawils
and SteveRawls.__
-Remainilig performances are tonight and Sept. 7
at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and availableat-The
UPS Store in the island Publix shopping center.
FLT is a small, intimate space and patrons are
encouraged to purchase ticketsin ad\ ance. For
information check out ameliaflt.org.
INFANTRY STORY
Tonight. the Amelia Island Museum of History
233 S. Third St., welcomes Todd Theiste, one of it
in terins th is summer, whowill present "How the
Fi ftyvsecond Illinois Spent the Civil War."
SThis program features the unknown story of
thei' Fifty-second Illinois Veteran Volunteer


InfantryRegiment during the -
Civil Warandl highlights manyof *. |
their wartimeexperiences. This "
program is free for museum '',
members, with suggested
donation 6f $5 fornonmembers.'
r, For moreinformation.contact
ray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or ,.
Sgray(Iameliamuseumrn.org. ,

WILDN)T NII ONBIRDSII
SLearnab6ut tihe amazing migratory journeys of
birds on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Wild Amelia's first
"Wild Nite" of the 2014 festival series. The pro-
gram "A melia Island, a Migratory Crossroads," -
will be held at the Peck Center Auditorium. 516
South 10th St. Fernandina Beach native Patrick
Leary. an expert birder
and fihatralst, w ill
trace migratory paths
of birds from Siberia
and Greenland across
SNorth America and
ts south toTierra del
Fuego and will discuss
today's state-of-the artL
bird migration technology.
This program is free and open to the public, as


are allofthe Wild Nites. held on the second
Tuesday evening of each month. Forinformation.
visitwww.wildamelia.com and "Wild Arnmelia"on
Facebook.,


BOOK RELEASE PARTY


The Amelia Island Museum of.History will '
host a book signing Sept. 12 from 5-7 p.m for its
new publication.,Meet Me on Amelia Island .ime-
less images and fla- "-I
vorful recipes from ,iGNind "'
the island, at The. S-' 4 ",-,
Book Loft. 214 .'
Centre St.'
The book was a -, I A N
collaborative effort M-v'. .'. .
by photographer -- _--
Steve Leimberg (UnSeenImages.com). writer and
News-Leadercolumnist Dickie Andersoil. and
museum trustee Judy Pillans. It contains a blend
of Leimberg's fascinating photos and recipes
from Lisa Waas.
At the book release event, taste recipes, from
the book,,prepared by local restaurants, wine pair:
ings provided by Amelia Liquors and music by :
Laid Back.
RSVP for the event to 261-7378. ext. 101 or
Phyllisameliamuseum.org.


'TURTLE OF THESE" "
:The Island Art Association',
. .. "5' ~ ~18 N. Second St., is hosting
John and Andrea Mateer as
the featured artists for "
September. As an exhibiting
member of the association,
you can see Andrea's paint-
ings in the gallery through-
out the year. John has just
recently begun to display his
fused glass creations, wvin-
ning an Honorable Mention
with his, first Art Nouveau
entry. Both use color prima-
rily to achieve form, compo-
sition and light in their cre-
ations. Meet them at the
Second Saturday Artrageous
Artwalk opening reception at
the gallery on Sept. 14 from
5-7 p.m., with the gallery
remaining open until 8 p.m,
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SPECIAL EVENTS
The Northeast Chapter of
the Nam Knights will host a
Wing and Frencdh Fries din-
ner Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m. for a
$7 donation, at the VFW
Post 4351. Come out early for
Meat Madness at 4 p.m. and
you could win steaks, ribs,
pork chops or chicken for $1 a
chance. The VFW is located
at 96086 Wade's Place, under
the Shave Bridge.

The Sons of the
American Legion Squadron
54 will serve barbecue din-
ners that include two sides
for a $10 donation on Sept.
7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. until
sold out. Dinners may be:,
picked up at the Legion, 626
S. Third St. All proceeds' go
back into programs spon-
sored b)6the Squadron and
help veterans, the community
and children.

Andrew Yellen, aka
"Captain Magic," will host a
meet and greet at his home
for all Jacksonville-area
Mensa members from 1-4
p.m. on Sept, 7. Come and
be entertained. Bring your
ukulele or saxophone. Bring
Your bathing suit and towels.
He has a pool. He also has a
Fantastic player piano..
Voluntary donation of $5
requested for pizza and sand-
wiches. For information call
John Madej at (904) 519-
0565,
*l O O
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its.
monthly coffee oh Sept. 12
at 10:30 a.m. Women inter-
ested in joining the club and
who reside in Nassau County
(no matter how long they
have lived here) are welcome
to attend. For information con-
tact Luiu Elliott at
luluelliott@hotmall.com or
548-9807'(or other contact on
-the coffee committee), or visit
.www.newcomnersofapMiellais-
Iadd.cpm.
* . '* * ^.!', ..*
r.The Amelio Island
Genealoglcai Society will
meet at,7 pim. Sept. 17 at
:the Fernandia' Beach
Police.Department
Community Room, 1525
lrie'St.-Mitch Brown will
present "Our Ancestors and
Their'Taxinqg Problems: Using
Tax Recoids as Genealogical
Resources." Tax rolls repre-
sent some of the most unique
resources available for
genealogical.study, but they
also tend to be some of the
Most underused. Brown will
discuss their nature and.value
in solving genealogical prob-
lems. Public welcome.
The Nassau County
Library Systempresents a
Women's Information
Program with speaker,
author, seminar leader and
coach, Deb Cottle, on Sept.
19from noon to 1 p.m. atthe
SFlorida Houselnn, 22 Third
St. .. -
Hear Cottle speak on 'How
to Stay Motivated forMore


Than A Day!" With her four-
step GUTS Formula, Cottle
f will help participants create a
less stressful, more joyous life
for themselves and those
around them. Visit
ww.WorldOnAString.com.
I Admission is free. Cottle
will sign her books and CD's
following the presentation.
Lunch tickets are $12 each at',
Sthe library on North Fourth
r Street, with a choice of chick-
en.salad or roasted veggie
croissant with chopped salad,
homemade chips and.drink.
Deadline is Sept. 1.3. Visit
www.nassaureads.com.
* '-e
On Sept. 19 at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island, Salt
Chef de Cuisine Rick :
Laughlin welcomes former
,Salt Chef Scott Crawford
and Eric Homer, Master
Sommelier, to a Summer
Winemaker Dinner at Salt.
Crawford, Chef.de Cuisine
at Herons Five Star restaurant
at the Umstead Inn in North
SCarolina, .will prepare Smoked
Beef Belly. Homer has select-
' ed rarewinesfrom renowned
European estates. He will,
present a narrative on the
wines, which will also be'sold
after the event. .
SThe evening begins 6at 6
p.m. with champagne and
hors d'oeuvres in the lounge,
with dinner seating af`6:45
p.m. Fee is $165 per person,
plus tax and gratuity. Call 277-
1100 or visit www.ritzcarlton
.com/ameliaisland. -
:. ". '.
The Fernandina Beach
High School Class of 1967
reunion will be held Sept.
21, 5:30-10:30 pim., at the.
SOyster Bay Yacht Club Bay
House. Low country boil,
BYOB, set-up provided.
Tickets are $25 per person. -
RSVP and mail check or
money order to Dale Deonas,
9 North 14th St., Femrnandina
Beach, FL 32034. For infor-
mation call Dorothy at (904)
63.1-5151, Dale at (904) 753-
4677, Frank.at (904) 206-
3943 or Emma at 415-2036.

Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA
presents a "Walk on the
Wild Side Safari" at the
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife
Sanctuary In Jacksonville
*from 6-8:30 p.m.,Sept. 21..
Enjoy a guided tour and- expe-
rience the night feeding of
Siberian tigers, lions, cougars,
leopards and bobcats..
STickets are $23 for adults
and $13 for children under 11.
Complimentary dessert and
beverage will be served .
STickets can be purchased at
SCats Angels Thrift Store, 709
S, Eighth St., Monday-
Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.,
or call Jan at 583-2870. This
fundraiser is tax deductible
Sand benefits Cats Angels and
Catty Shack. Visit www.cat-
tyshack&Prg.

SOn Sept, 28 at6 p.m. at
the Ocean Club of Amelia,.
S2080 South Fletcher Ave.,
enjoy, up to 24 outstanding
S'wines, including Caymus,
Duckhom, Rodney Strong


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6,2013 LEISURE News-Leader


MUSIC NOTES


Jazz at beach
The American Beach Property
Owners'Association Inc. is spon-
soring its second jazz series for 2013
featuring Akia Uwanda on Sept. 7 from
4-7 p.m. at Bumrney Park at historic
American Beach. Food will be available
for purchase by Ms. Dee's Catering
Bring your lawn chairs.
*The event is free, but donations will
be accepted for future jazz series con-
certs.
To learn more about Uwanda, visit
www.akiauwanda.net.
Jazz Festival
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival
will run Oct. 6:13 with headliner con-
certs by noted swing masters the
Royal Crown Revue, Oct. 11, and
smooth saxophonist Mindi Abair.
Oct. 12. at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Resort Concert Pavilion.
as well as other exciting events, includ-
ing jazz and blues nights.
For the complete schedule of shows,
jam sessions and venues or to pur-
chase tickets go to www.amellaisland-
jazzfestlval.com.
For more information call (904)


Chuck Belinskl at 277-1257 or search
"Nassau Community Band" on
Facebook
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316
Centre St., John Spring on the piano
inside and Gabriel Arnold outside
(weather permitting) Sundays
from 11 a.m -2 p.m.; Dan Miniard
Monday from 6-10 p.m.; Dave
Bacarro Wednesdays from 6-10 p.m.;
and John Springer Thursday-Saturday
from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Call 432-7086.
Join them on Facebook at courtyard-
pubandeats.
Davids
David's Restaurant and Lounge,
802 Ash St., presents John Springer In
the lounge 6:30 p.m.-close Tuesdays
and Wednesdays; Aaron Bing Friday
and Saturday' nights. Call 904-310-
6049,
DogStarTavern
Dog.Stor Tavern, 10 N Second St.,
presents The 3, 9:30 p.m tonight, free;
Vagabond Swing,'9:30 p m. Sept. 7, .
free; Spade McQuade, 9 p.m. Sept. 12,
free; Michael Allman (Greg Allman's first
k % a-nflnt_ -.. t I flQ C. t ....J ,


6772.
OKanes
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., Dan Voll Tuesdays at 7 p.m,
Davis Turner Band Thursday-Saturday
at 8:30 p.m.; and karaoke Sundays at
7-30 pm. Call 261-1000 Visit
www.okanes.com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Schnockered Sunday, Ace Winn
Monday; Buck Srrlfh Project Tuesday;
ijJ In Uncle Charlie' Fridays and "
Saturdays' r" '' .
Call Bill Childers ai'491-3332 or ,
email bill@thepaladesaloon.com.
SaltyPelican
The Salty Pelican Bar &OGrill, 12 N..
Front St., live music Thursday through
Sunday.'Call277-3811,.orvlsJt The.
Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on -
Facebook, .
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main'Bec, "f.2910
SAtlantic Ave., The Macys Wednesdays;.
and line dancing Thursdays. Visit
www;sandybottomsamelia corn


5U4-4772 or email iniowameliiaisianu- pDOrn), :3up.m. oept. 1 o; ani ,
jazzfestlval.com. Tropic'Thunder, 9:30 p,m Sept. 14, S breeze.
A not for profit 501(c)(3) corporation, free. : . Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days
the Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Eery .Tuesday is Working Class *. Inn.on Sadler Road, live music.
Festival distributes proceeds toward a Stiff, where mu$lc Is played strictly from .' S .S
college scholarship program for aspiring vinyl arnd .1000's of vinyl records are d e .'< 1ieiJs
jazz musicians. available to browse and purchase. Visit Sheffield's at The Palace. 117 Centre
Gi asDog Star on Facebook and St., Speak Easy Saturdays with DJ 007
UOi aS Reverbnation.com. Call 277-8010. and late night dance mixes, doors open
"Goln' Coastal Music Series" pros- '. .c, at 3:30 p.m.; Ms. Katib Fair. on piano
tTh i.eeBoys with supporing f acts : iorda-Hous eO nn .. Tuesday 6-10 p.m.; Gary Ross
PAretJ Uban BrAndand Spre The DlO -; "Open Mike NlIqght" ch'Thuiad&y Wednesdays 6-10 p.m.; The Decades
01 ,At;-5 at Buccaneer Field:(Pop "' from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the. Mermaid Band Thursdays 6-10 p.m. Call Bill
WV.mer Footballfleld). Tickets'are $10 'Bar hosted by local musician Terry Childers at 491-3332 or email
In.advance and $15 at the door. Music Smith. Musicians perform a couple of bill@thepalacesaloon.com.
starts at 5:30 p.m., Immediately after the- songs and the audience gets to hear
city of Femandina Beach 5th Annual .' new talent. Appropriate for the whole Sidls SemiC Giu
Butts and Brisket competition. Cold family. No cover charge'. Call Smith at Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Srefreshment will be served. K -,(04) 412-7665. . Fletcher Ave., live music In the tiki bar
Tickets.can b purchased at the; .' -- 'Ti from 6-10 p.m. nightly and.1-5 p m.
Atlarxtc Re8reati.Genter and Dog-Star (j.ee iUTt : ,t,.; Saturdays and Sundays, reggae.
-Tfavem .INO"Se9oidSt. The Gdreen turtl t4'1-.hi(d St., Wednesdays with Pill Pill, The Macy's in
-.. For 1i 6rn-tl l,'iaU277-7350 or .'- live musi Call 3121.- ; : . the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10
2'77 b8610. ioln the Facebook .,, ., :;" p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7
-pabe forthelatfst updates np the .. al"in iB.9 ...- p..m.; music nightly from 9p.m.-1 a.m in
' event7C .. .. -. 'HammmheTad. B .ach;Bar, 2045S, .the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652.
,..,, -, '.".: .,,, ',. ,.; 6tLherAi.Llvemu4'.Vist .' Visit www.slidersseaside.com. Join
.':. AUutDaZ I -W , ,i:aHmmerload on Fae kook ,,:'" Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
ThT-Ngs- u. brtnit Band ..C- onthct BlllChllders at blllqthe: ",T ,.. uf
is a 'n8ofmuc Mr',. :: a -; .,u,..ces..ooh..om.
retfredadidcurrent mjsc educators, .-r' The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
even folks that have'not played since -lS.ant OO- .. .South Fletcher Ave., live entertainment
high school or collBege, it welcomes all The Instant Groove, featuring all. day weekends and 5-9 p.m every
interested persons to join them for Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, day on the deck. Call 261-5711 and visit
rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays their Facebook page.
Yuiee Middle School band room, 85439 each Thursday night at The Ritz- Submit items and updates for this
Miner Road.'Email info@nassaucom- Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual, calendar to Assistent Editor SrAn Perry
munityband. corn, call band President For information call Holmes at 556- at sperry@fbnewsleadercom.


and Stag's Leap, available for
'tasting with 5-6 food.stations
during a Food and Wine.
Tasting with beautiful ocean
views.presented by A Taste of
Wine by Steve. Tickets are
$50 per person. MIake reser-
vationsand payment to Steve
at the Wine Store, 5174 First ,
Coast Hwy., Amelia Island.

The Local Author's
Market Place will be held
Sept. 28 and 29 from 106
a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801 :;:
Atlantic Ave., Femrnandipa
Beach, featuring. more:than
30 authors, (including New ,
York Times authotsWendy
Wax and Ken Burger)', five
workshops, children's activi-
ties, Sonny's BBQ and more.


An author's luncheon is
scheduled for Sept. 29 from
noon to 2 p.m. at Joe's 2nd
' Street Bistro (limited'seating),
Tickets are now available.
SVisit:www.iocailauthorsmarket-
placenet/for information or
call.321-6180: "

Join the Nassau County
Council on Aging for "A
Sentimental Journey," an
Art Deco themed gala
fundraiser from 7-10 p.m.
Oct. 4 at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation featuring
music, live and silent auctions
Sand more. Tickets are $75.
SFor information call 261-0701,
, email info@coanassau.com
or visit coanassau.com.
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Th~e St. Marys Downtown
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Merchants Association
announces Its fifth annual
Haunted History Tour on
Oct.18 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets
are $8 in advance and $10 on
the day of the event with
group rates of $5 each for 20.
or more people. Tickets can.
be purchased at COnce Upon A '
Bookseller. 207 Osborne St.,'
downtown St. Marys, Ga:'Call
(912) 882-7350.
' '.". ,'*.. e '~. .
Ahela Island'.
Montessorl will celebrate Its
40th anniversary with :
Ruby Jubilee Gala at the,
Qmnj, Amelia Island
SPlantation Resort on Dec. 7,
including custom dinner .
Smenu, open bar. dancing with
a liveaband and more than .
: 200 llve and silent auction


items. In years past, AIMS
has raised upwards-of
$40,000 at its galas that draw
hundreds of local residents.
Tables of '10 ae $1,000 and.
individual tickets $125 at
www.ameliaislandmontes-
.sori.com or by calling 261-
66-10. -

THEATEIR

AlhamnbraTheatre &
Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville, will host "9/11
We Will Never Forget;" a
one-man show based opn the
events of September '11, writ-
ten and performed by Jason
Nettle, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25. Call (904)
641-1212 or visit www.alharri-.
brajax.com.


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BLUES Continued from lB
go see Stevie Ray Vaughan,
but they weren't impressed
because he wasn't famous yet,
It will give me great pleasure
to say, 'I tola you so!'about
John Nmeth. Youll see." -
Bob Margolin, Blues Revue
Magazine, December/
January, 2005:
S"Either John N6meth is


PLAY Continuedfrom 1'
Snoopy, played by SMLT vet-.
eran J. Steven Jones, will
charm audiences with his
audacious attitude and enter-
taining-songs.
S "SMLT Music Director
Megan Friese-Kaufmran oQf
Friese Studio of Music is-
assembling and leading the
orchestra," Ryan said,a the-


one of the greatest vocalists
in the -world or this was the
best performance of his life,
or both."."- Bob Horn,
Washington'Blues Society
"Hands down the toughest
young harp player I've ever
heard."- RJ. Mischo, 2002
S"Boy! John N6meth can
really belt itoutt" Charlie
Musslewhite, 2004
"John :N6meth's voice is a


ater luxury.that SMLT hasn't
had since its opening produc-
tion,; "Man of La Mancha."
SAs St. Marys Little
Theatre enters its third sea-
son, audiences will-especially
appreciate the new air condi-
tioning-system in the audi-
ence area. Phase I was under-
written by community patrons
and Turner Brothers all
comprise The Giving Tree


national treasure." Junior
Watson, 2002
The Amelia Island Blues
Festival has brought a
tremendous amount of talent
to the island during its short
history, to include Shemekia
Copeland, Albert Castiglia,
Sean Chambers, Shane
Dwight,J.P Soars, the
Nouveaux Honkies, Flannel
Church and Beth McKee:


That can be seen in the lobby
of Theatre by the.Trax.
"We are so fortunate to
have a facility like Theatre by
.the Trax as our home per-
formance venue,".said L.J.
Williamns,-vyice chair of-St. .,
* Marys Little Theatre. "The
building .is. ever. evolving. and
iniproving and-visitors who
come to town representing
film companies and other


The list just got longer
and the festival just moved up
a notch in musical credibility.
Tickets are on salenow at
www.ameliaislandbluesfest.
com. The Friday night per-
formances are free, while the
Saturday, event at the water-
front is $20 in advance and
$25 at the door. VIP tickets'
are $50.


businesses are constantly
impressed with the facility,"
"You're a Good Man,
Charlie Brown" runs Sept. 13,
' 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and
Sept.'22 at 2 p.m. at Theatre
by the Trax, 1000 Osborne
.Road. Tickets are $12 for
adults and $8 for children 12
and under. Visit www.
stmaryslittletheatre.com or-
call (912) 729-1103.


SO Continued from 1B pre-K children, arid "Sympho- Clinic Coffee Series and a able by calling the box office
S ny 101" luncheons followed new Matinee Series on Sun- at (904) 354-5547. Single-
ing free "Cover the Town with by an open rehearsal, day afternoons. All concerts event tickets also are on sale.
.Sound" performances by Other Jacksonville Sym-. are in Robert E. Jacoby Sym- For information visit jaxsym-
small ensembles of phony programs include the phony Hall at the Times- phony.org, like them on
Jacksonville Symphony musi- Fidelity National Financial Union Center for the Perfor- Facebook at facebook.com
cians, "Musical Storybooks" Pops Series, the EverBank ming Arts. /JaxSymphony or follow them
early-learning concerts for Family Series, the Mayo Season tickets are avail- on Twitter @jaxsymphony.
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CALL ContinuedfromlB
Church from 5 to 6 p.m.
'Singers in the community
are invited to join the choir
starting Sept. 15. "It is not
necessary to attend the very
first rehearsal, and we don't
expect people to attend every
rehearsal," said Helton. "We


know people have busy
schedules and travel plans, so
we start early in the fall to
accommodate people's
needs," she said.
This year Helton has cho-
sen a variety of Christmas
music from several genres
and a variety of composers.
Built around the general


theme of "Christmas
Memories," the selections
this year will offer many
opportunities for strings,
woodwinds, brass and percus-
sion.
Singers are invited to
come find out more about An
Evening in December start-
ing on Sunday, Sept 15 at 5


p.m. Amelia Baptist Church is
located at 961167 Buccaneer
Trail at the roundabout where
South Fletcher meets First
Coast Highway
Call Pam Helton at the
church (261-9527) for
more information or to
arrange for childcare dui'ing
rehearsals.


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3BRELIGION

RELIGION


Parking Ic
"Hey Pastor Rob," he said, not
sure if I would remember him.
Years had passed and life had car-
ried us in different directions. At
first, from across the parking lot,.it
was hard to recognize him. As I
placed my last bag of groceries
down, closed my car door and
looked a little harder, who he was
became clear. "Oh hey," I said. "How
are you?" "Great," he grinned back.
"How's the family," I asked. "Doing
fantastic," he replied. "Is' that the
same car," he said, looking at my
2003.,Subaru Forester. "Sure is," I
said. "Pushing a 180 thousand miles
and still going strong. It's been a
great little car." His response caught,
me by surprise. "You're a humble
man," he said.
Now I'mnot sure what he meant
by his comment, but the way it hit


)ts, a


PULPIT
NOTES

Pastwr
Rob Goyette
That little car
most cars wou
Through thicl
winding dirt 1t
name it, my Si


Subaru and looking for tru(
me was a little per- Besides, it's paid for and nowadays "Nevertheless among the chief
sonal. After an awk- that's something I enjoy, rulers also many believed on Him;
ward chuckle and a I suppose because I've not but because of the Pharisees they
brief goodbye, replaced it in years, the man I ran did not confess Him, lest they
while driving into interpreted that to mean that I should be put out of the synagogue:
home, his words must not care about what people For they loved the praise of men
lingered in my think of me. Hmm ... Though God more than the praise of God." (John
mind. and I are working on that, if it were 12:42-43)
Being a humble currently true, I'm sure his corn- "Whosoever therefore shall con-
man iscertainly ment wouldn't have even fazed me. fess me before men, him will I con- .
something I'm Unfortunately, it did. fess also before my Father which is
interested in Now I will say, I do agree with. in heaven. But whosoever shall deny
"attaining, but the man's interpretation of humility, me before men, him will I also deny
what's that have to To me, real humility is being more before my Father which is in heAv-
do with my little concerned with what God thinks en." (Matthew 10:32-33)
green Subaru? I about us than man. The opposite of "The fear of man brings a snare:
mean, come on. pride, humility getsits approval and btit whoso puts his trust in the Lord
,has carried'me places : self-image needs met by looking for shall be safe." (Proverbs 29:25)
didn't dream of going. God's acceptance first and foremost. These verses; along with many
k beach sand, mud, When thinking about that, these pas- .others, show just how important liv-
ogging roads, you. sages of scripture, referring to ing to God and not to man really is.
ubaru has been there. Jesus, come to mind. Though I'm convinced that having


Humility
nice things that cause people to'look
is not evil in and of itse i:if it's the
place from which our personal self-
worth is established and the thing
that makes us feel like we fit in, look
out, pride and destruction are wait-
ing just around the corner. By the
way, you don't have to have nice
things to struggle with pride. Pride
wears many'masks. It can pray in
prayer meetings, preach from pul-
pits, clothe itself in humble attire
and strangely, be proud of its so-.
called humility.
As for me, at the moment, my lit-
tle Subaru is serving mewelL As
long as God and my wifeare OK
with it, I'll probably hold ofi to it just
a little longer.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
rgoy@ivingwatersoutreach.org


RELIGION NOTES,


Food needed,
A total of 199 bags offood
came and went in August and
how the.Salvation Army Hope
House's Food Pantry Is virtu-
ally bare. They need literally
every kind, of non-perishable
food. Ideas include 1) Peanut
butter and jelly 2) Canned
vegetables 3) Canned meats
and dinners like ravioli 4)
Canned ordried f-ruit 5)
Canned soups both ready-
to-eat and condensed 6)
Macaroni and cheese, helper
mixes, rice and pasta 7)
Crackers, especially saltines
8) Bottled water 9) Spaghetti
sauce. Please bring your
donations to 410 &Ninth St.
St Peter's services
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Aye.,
Fernandina Beach, has
resumed its regular schedule
The Sunday schedule
includes a 7:30 a.m. service;
8:15 a.m. breakfast; 9 a.m:
service; 10:10 a.m. Christian
Formation; and 11a.m. serv-
ice: A Taiz6 service is held
the second Sunday each,
month at 6 p.m..A Celtic serv-
ice is held the fourth Sunday
of each month at 6 p.m. Visit
www.stpeterIsparish.org for
information. Call 261-4293.
Tuesdayworshlp?
Join the Salvation Army
Hope House for worship each
Tuesday. The rtading.of the,
Word is profound, the ques-
tions and discussion lively.
Join them as they continue
their journey through the
gospel of Luke on Sept. 10.
For more information call
321-0435 or stop by the Hope
SHouse, located at 410 S.
.NinthSt.
Yom Klppwr service
The Jewish .Community of
Amelia Island/Nassau will
- observe Yom Kippur on Sept.
14. Rabbi Robert Goodman
will conduct the service at the


Sunday School ......................9... 930 am
Sunday Worship............................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA....................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ..:.............6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long. .
941017 Old Nlsoauville Rad CountyA Rd-107 5outh
Fernondina Beach, FL32034
S261-4741
www-sprrnghillbaptistfb-org



Memorial
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Traillllat Famly Worship B.. am &,1 am
: (weekly communion at 8 am)
Conleniporary Worship 9 30 asn Mein ll Hall
Sunday School for sill Ages.....8:30 am & 11 amn
Wednesday Dinnoer (Aug-May)......... .4:45 pm
Dontw Frani_1-.4
61CtaSet-94215i769


Ocean Clubhouse at the
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion. The group will gather at
9:30 a.m., with services at 10
a.m. sharp. A "break-fast"
potluck will follow Yom
Kippur at the Amenity Center
at North Hampton.
SThe cost is $20 per person.
Your check is your reserva-
tion. For details contact
Debbie Pi-ice at 310-6060 or
deb203@aol.com.'
Homecomiing
It's a new day at Five
Points Baptist Church, 736
BonnieviewRoad,
Fernanidina Beach: Come cel-
ebrate Homecoming with
them on Sept. 15, with 'music
at 10. a.m: and message at 11
a.m. Covered dish meal will
follow. For more information,
call 261-4615.
Taizeservice
St Michael Taize ensem-
ble invites you to a 30-minute
musical service in the spirit of
Taiz. The service includes
simple chants sung repeated-
ly, a time of blessed silence
and prayers of praise and"
intercession ; Taize prayer
started in World War II by the
monastic community of Taize,
France and continues to this
day Feel frLee totake a little .
time to "Rest in the Lord" and
feel' the power of His love in
communal song and prayer.
- All are welcome to the serv-
ice at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept.
16 in St. Michael Catholic"
Church at Fifth and Broome
streets. ,.
SistersAAlTways
The Sister's Always
Ministry, Inc. .of Fernandina
Beach will host its 2013
"Intimacy with God
Conference & Retreat" Sept
19-21 at the Saratoga Resort
Villas in Kissimmee.
Speakers include First'Lady
Cynthia Robinson, New Zion
M.B. Church, Fernandina
Beach; Sis. Carrie Moore,


S* In theHeart of F-orrionCino
9 N. 611Street
SDr. Walin Wesberry
S Sepnior.Pa~tor
Dr. Doug Ganyo.
A.' Aslociate Pastor
..WorshIp 8:3O& 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am.
'Nursery *Children
c r Youth Adults
261-3837
www.first-presbyterian-
church-32034.org

"Discover the Difference" at,
Amelia Baptist.
Church
Pastor: Dr. .. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6prom
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAii
Comer of Bia-neer Tr'. & iGebing ROad, Pcandhia Be13
For More Information Call: 261-9527


National Area Field Director,
St. John M.B. Church,
Kansas City, Kan.; the Rev
Brian K Brown Pastor, St.
Mark M.B. Church, St
Petersburg; and conference
founder and hostess, Sis.
Victoria Roberts, New Mount
Zion M.B. Church, Haines'
City.
Registration is $55 and
includes access to alt work- ,
shops, PJ Party, luncheon
(Saturday only), conference
Sbags and more. The Saturday
only session is $25. 'For infor-
mation on registration and
resort reservations contact
Sis. VickieRoberts at.335-
7357 or Sis. Kathie Carswell
at 556-5099 or visit www.sis-
tersalwaysministry.org.
There will be a. charter bus
from Fernandina Beach for
thosewho donot wish to
drive. To sign'up, contact
Earline Hart at (904) 768-6020
Or 207-3757.
Great revWva
The "Great Commission
Revival" is coming to Legacy
Baptist Church in Nassauville
Sept. 23-25. Services will be,
held at.7 p.m. nightly The
"Great Commission" theme is
taken from Matthew 28:19-20.
There will be old-fashioned
preachiOig, prayifig'and ..
singing each night. Guest
speakers will be the Rev. Bill
Crews on Monday, Donnie
Fussell on Tuesday and-the; '
Rev. David Broughton on ,:
Wednesday. The community
and neighbors are invited to
come out and enjoy an old-
fashioned revival from years
gone by. Legacy Baptist
Church is located in its tem-
porary home at the volunteer
fire station on Old Nassauville
Road, Fernandina Beach. For
information call Pastor Jeff
Whitaker at 753-0731.
Unityservices
Isle of Light Unity holds
morning worship services at
10 am. on the second and


Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Salindal Vigil Mass 4 pm & b 30 pm
Sbtrdnla Vigil Mass I pm Spa-sin Masi,
Saluard 4 pm Mats il Yuial Unted Melhod'if Cnuih
Sunday Mda i6S
800am-1001hpm 12?(ioniuian
(10~~ ~ ~ ~ FI'1)0n"l0punl
Dail Mans. 8 0a- Mon. ed.Fhuns& Fri
6pm-. luse
Hol Day M as Vigil 6 pm HoIy Otay. 8 10 am t6 pin
Conlesslons: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appi
.- e Mep .ne3 Numbe -:
Parllh OtflC: 904-261-3472; Fax 9M4-321-1901
mEmrgumcy Number.19-277-6566



NewVision
'.Congregational
. Church, UCC
Worship' Sundays
-,.at 10:00am
960,4 Clestcer .Road in Vulee
Ncw'VllomnQ)a.GdOOtalCnwucih olg
"': '.90d,-225-0539






First Baptist
Church
Fernandina Beach
SUNDAY WORSHIP
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
904-261-3617
FBFirst.com


fourth Sundayof each month
at the Affierican Beach :
Community Center and
Museum, 1600Julia St..in
American Beach. Childcare,
provided. For information call
Marcia at 415-0822 or Chris at
310-6502. -
Help needed
The all-volunteer Yulee
Interfaith Din'er Network
needs the community's help
to continue to provide hot,. ,
healthy meals to adults and
children experiencing hunger
in otur community. Just $25
provides enough meat to
serve a hot meal to 50 people..
To help, contact the network
at info@chnassau.com, 556-
2496, or send donations to


SYULEE UNITED
METHODIST
'CHURCH
Please join us for
SUNDAY'SERVICES:
Adult Sunday School 9:30AM
' Worship 11 AM
Children's Church 11:00 AM
SAIA& Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward


FIRST-MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
20 South Ninth Street 2614907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart'of the City
fith the Desire to be in the
Heart ofAll People
Suntiday New Members Class 9 anm.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morniting Worship 11 a m.
Wednesday Noon-day Pray6r
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 pim.
Ministries: Bus & I'Man, Couples, Sitnglees.
Yoth l '



( thebridge
l"amig wBPP ceuli' I
Sunday Service ... A10:30 am
Bible Study ... ..9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
www.thebridgeflordia.cam
85031 Landover Drive,
Yulee, Fl
904.225.4860


-, -. 4.L,^ ..s^ L -U 1 .
Thetdalitffi foi-the- p ,',
Homeless, PO.'Box'16123,
Fernandina Beach, FL'32035.
Please put YIDN in the
memo line.
Transportproject
A project to fabricate
metal parts used to manufac-
tmure, three-wheeled, hand-
cranked carts is ongoing at'a
workshop sponsored by
Memorial United Methodist
Church. The vehicles, called
. Personal Energy
Transportation, or PETs, are
fully assembled at Penney
Farms near Green Cove
Springs and shipped through-
out the world to victims of
, polio, land mines and other
injuries.


CELEBRATION
BAPTIST CHURCH
Innovative Style, Contempormy Music,
Casual Atmosphem
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097.
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30amn
Nursery Provided
KldKredlble Children Ministries
Meeting 0 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. 0 6:30pm '
Connectng with Chist... '
Conned*c s thi epl.


FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"Come Experience the Joy of
Worship & Service" Psalm 100
Rev. FRANK CAMAROTTi, Pastor
Sunday School .............. 9:4Sem
Worship Service, .. ....... 11:00am
Evening Worship ............ 6:p0pm
Wednesudlay Night Supper ...... .6:00pm
Encounter Youth Group .0:3Opm-8:0Opm
Wednesday Prayer Service ......7:00pmro
136 Bonnleview Road
904-ZI61-4615
Nursbry provided
WorahiplinJoy.com
iflind us an FPacebook:
Five Pointo Baptist Encounter Youth


BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH,
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
261-6220
Van Power
PASTOR
Sunday Morning Worship Sorvlce 10:30 am
Sunday Scl.ool 9:15am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6:30- 8:30 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided
www.blackrockbaOllulcom


BIBLE STUDIES


Community classes
Amelia island Community Bible Study classes are open
for registration. The 3(0week class begins in September and
end. in May. Adult classes will study Amos and Isaiah This
is an inter-denomrninational, in-depth Bible study.
The philosophy o' Community Bible Study is to be an
every person's Bible study, meaning all women, men and
children will be so loved and cared for that they will feel
comfortable in CBS classes regardless of their background,
education, church involvement, ethnicity or economic sta-
tus.
For more information call the appropriate class coordi-
nator !'
SLadies Day Class meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday at Amelia Baptist Church. Children's programs
for newborn-high school Call Kathleen Minor at 2258125
Begins Sept. 11
a Ladies 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 321-01,85.
Begins Sept. 9.
For information on the Eteen or Teen class, call
Bobbie Burch at 261-2533.
Beth Moore study
The Beth Moore Stuidy, Believing God, will begin on
Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m.-noon.in Jim Thomas Hall of
First Presbyterian Church at 9 N Sixth St. All women of the
community are invited to participate. Workbooks are avail-
able in the church off ice for .20. Call 261-3837 or stop by to
register for this exciting 10-week study with delightful
women of alldenominations. Come, learn and grow togeth-
er with new friends.


.W.mN- .,a,


FOOD HELP

Dinner networks
The lI terfaith Dinner
Network provides a hot, nutri-
tious dinner four nights a.
week at the'Salvation Army
Hope House, Ninth and Date
streets, forthe island's home-
less and needy..The IDN com-
prises 11 local'churches. The
group is looking for more"
churches thatwould like to
Serve dinners one night a.
month. Small churches can
partner with others. Call.
Ailene Wood-at 491-4900 for
information. .. ..
*. ,* . .
The Yulee Interfaith
Dinner Network, sponsored
by the Coalition, for the
Homeless of Nassau County,
: serves a healthy dinner to
anyone in need every Tues-
day and Thursday from 5-7
p.m. The Yulee IDN is located
behind the Old Yulee -Middle
School, at US 17 and Pages
Dairy Road. For, information
or to volunteer, call 556-2496
or visit their website,
www.clicked.com/yuleeidn.
YBCpantry
Yulee laptist Church
Food Pantry, 85971 Harts
Road, in.Yulee, is open to. ,'
everyone to assist with tood
Sne-d-. Hours are Monday,
from 1-4 p ni. Call 225-5128.
Emergencypantry
O'Neal Memorial Baptist
Church, 474257 SR.200 East,
offers an emergency food
pantry forfamilies arid indi-
viduals in crisis. No income'
eligibility required. For assis-
tance call 277-2606 or 261-
4186. ...
Fooddonations
The Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ is collecting
items for.people in need. A
barrel is located at Amelia
Island Storage for donations.
Canned, dry and boxed food
as well as personal items are
needed. Call 261-9760.


"1 U EE l *
~BcH
Doug Sides. Senior Pastor
MorningServices 8:15 and 11:00am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
WednesdayChildren 6:30 pmrn
Wednesday 'Oveodlow' Youth 6:30 pm
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd. 904!225-5128
IYulee, FL 32097
Swww.Yuloebaplistchurchcom

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You! r -
Located At the corner
of 8th,&AtIantic. ls.1
7:30. am- Service .\ 1
8:05 am-Breakfast I\ l/ .I
9:00 am- -Service --
10:10 am Christian Formation
11:00 am Service
TaIze' Shvlce,2nd'Suhfday each month
'at 600 pm
Celtic Service 4th S tday of each month.
at 6:0 pm in
904-261-4293
www.stpetersparlsh.org



GRACE,

A Congregation ofthe
SPresblyterian Church In America
SDevot'dto Christ. to the Fellowsvahip &
to' the Omrt Commission
Worship os Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Chlldren's Church provldod
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings In
Pemandlna Beach. ilngsiand &Yulee.
Men's. Women's and Youth minidstrles
96038 Lofton Square Court. Yulee, FL 32097
Next to Winn DiMe
www.gracenassau.com




,''Welcomes You
|"Wlher the BSble 4 ouroniyautholort9'
itomane 18:19
Worship Service Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Ferrandina Beach, FL 32034
In the Loeiout Pointe PlSza
2/ 10 miles, south of SR2OO/ASA


4( Worship thisweek



^^at the place 0of your choice...


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 News-Leader


AROUND SCHOOL


Astro challenge
Student team registration
Sfor the third-annual Florida
Student Astronaut Challenge
is now open to high school
students (grades 9 through
12). The event focused on sci-
ence, technology, engineering
and mathematics provides an
opportunity for students to
showcase their knowledge
through a series of team-ori-
ented experiments and chal-
lenges.
To participate, teams must
register to take the regional
qualifier exam by Sept. 27.
The exam will be given at
three locations in southern,
central and northern Florida
on Oct. 12. The, 12 highest
scoring, five-person teams
that qualify will be invited to
compete for first place at the
state-level competition on
March 7-9, 2014, organized by
NASA at the Kennedy Space
Center.
The three-day competition
will include mobile space
shuttle simulations, flight
operation problem-solving,
International Space Station
operation experiments,
Astronaut Encounters and a
viewing of the Space Shuttle
Atlantis. For additional dates
and information and to regis-
ter your team, visit Florida's
Student Astronaut Challenge
website at www.astrondut
S challenge.com.

Homecoming
parade
The Fernandina Beach
High School homecoming
parade will be held downtown
on- Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. The com-
munity is invited to partici-
pate. If you or your group .
would like to be included, ,
contact Rob Hicks at
Fernandina Beach High
School at 261-5714 or robert.
hicks@nassau.kl2.fl.us.
Young writers
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-.
outhwriiers@gmail.com.
Community
yardsale
Girl Scouts of Nassau
County will host a community
yard sale Sept. 7 from 8 am.
to noon at the Gii1 Scout Hut
at 25 South 13th St,
Fernandina Beach. Vendors
may rent table space for $20
indoors and $10 outdoors.
Vendors must bring their own
tables. All proceeds from
space rental benefit repairs to
the Girl Scout Hut. Call 528-
8726 for information.
Carwash
A car wash will be held on
Sept. 7 from ,8 a.m. to noon at
Bo & Mikes on South Eighth
Street, sponsored by the ,
Cheer Boostersto benefit the
Fernandina Beach High
School Cheerleaders.
Auditions
Callahan Community
Theatre will hold auditions for
S"Babes in Toyland" Sept.-7 at
10 am. .at First United:
Methodist Church of
Callahan. Everyone is invited
to attend. Call 751-2330 for
information.,
SACmeeting
The regular School
Advisory Council.meeting at
Southside Elementary School,
1112 Jasmine St., will be held
in the library on Sept 9 at ,
2:30 p.m. Parents and the
community are invited to
attend.
4-H open house
'A 4-H Open House is
scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Sept
9 at the Nassau County


Pancake breakfast
Fernandina Boy Scout
Troop 701 will host a pancake
breakfast fundraiser at
Applebee's on Sept. 14 from 8-
10 a.m. The Scouts are raising
money to help pay for a week-
Send campout on an aircraft
carrier at Patriot's Point iii
South Carolina. Tickets are $8.
and can be purchased from a
Scout in advance or walk-ins
are welcome. For information
call.206-2031.
Troop89
Boy Scout Troop 89 meets
each Monday, 6:30-8 p.m., at
the Adam Kelley Scout Hut,
South 13th Street. Troop 89,
sponsored by Fernandina
Beach Rotary Club for 75
years now, has a strong
record of helping mold boys
through team work in camp-
ing, canoeing, hiking, back-
packing, bicycling and individ-
; ual endeavors in'- . .
cormfmunications; personal fit-
ness and other life-skill areas.
Contact Scoutmaster Dan
Matricia at 277-9611 or come
to the Scout Hut during meet-
ing 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 Nassatu and'sur-
rounding counties. The guide
provides information on local.
agencies and providers, con-
tact information, types of
services and payment types
accepted. The guides are
available at area health care
providers, schools, law '?
enforcement sites and the
NACDAC office, 516 South
l0th St., Suite 211,
Fernandina Beach. '
For information and a copy
of the Resource Guide online
visitwww.nacdac.org or call
277-3699.
Alateen meetings
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)
465-0162.
Alateen is a fellowship of
young Al-Anon members, usu-
ally teens, whose lives have.
been affected by someone
else's drinking. Alateen
groups, are sponsored by Al-
Anon members who help the
group stay on track, share.
experiences, discuss difficul-
ties, learn effective ways to
cope with problems and
encourage one another.


Take Stock offers


mentor training
Take Stock in Children is reward for fulfilling that corn-
looking for female volunteers, mitment is a college tuition
especially in the Yulee area, to scholarship upon graduation.
serve as mentors for deserving Mentors complete an appli-
children in grades 7-12. cation, are interviewed and
Mentors provide guidance receive training. Take Stock
and support during weekly mentor training will be held
meetings with their students at Sept. 9 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at
school that last about an hour the FSCJ Betty P Cook Nassau
and are sometimes held during Center, 76346 William Burgess
lunch. The meetings also Blvd. in Yulee.
remind the students of their Go to www.takestocknas-
commitment of good grades, sau.org and click on mentor or
attendance land behavior as contactJodyMackle at 548-4464
Take Stock participants. Their or jmackle@fscj.edu.


Osprey Viillage awards scholarships
For the News-Leader 4 ' .


Extension Service located on
the Northeast Florida
Fairgrounds in Callahan.
Drop by to meet club lead-
ers 4nd check out the curricu-
lum available for children
based upon their interest.
Many community partners
will attend such as Family
Support Services, the Nassau
County. Health Department,
the Masonic Lodge Child ID
program and a very special
guest. For information contact
Amanda Thien at (904) 879-
1019..
Homeschool dasses
River Otter Academy is
offering Odyssey of the Mind
and Junior Lifeguard classes,
for homeschoolers and for
students after school, starting
Sept. 9. Check out times and
prices at
riverotteracademy.org.
Health classes
The Nassau County Health
Department will hold its 4 me
Teen Health Classes on
Thursday in September from
3:30-5 p.m. (Sept. 12, 19 and
26). Teens should contact
Erin Cutshaw at 548-1410, ext.
5272 for information or to reg-
ister.


Rising college expenses
force more high school sen-
iors to apply for scholarships,
financial aid or loans.
Research by The National
Center for Education
Statistics shows that prices
for public institutions have
risen 42 percent and 31 per-
cent for private schools from
2000 to 2011.
Given the troubling state,
Osprey Village, a luxury
retirement community on
Amelia Island, started the
Silver Pen Essay Contest this
year to help local high school
seniors with their collegiate
financial burden.
Any high school senior in
a 25-mile radius of Osprey
Village's Amelia Island
Plantation neighborhood is
welcome to apply. The essay
is free-form and can vary in
length. Community members
on the Resident Advisory
Committee choose the four
winners with cash prizes of
$1,500, $1,000, $750 and $500.
This Advisory Council con-
sists of successful retired
business professionals, edu-
Scators and .community lead-
ers.
Savannah Shelton, 'aYilee
:High School graduate,
earned first place in Osprey
Village's Silver Pen Essay
Contest and will receive


zens. Older adults'have
shown the highest rate of
growth with technology in
the past few years. The
United States ofAging
Survey 2013 found that an
overwhelming number of
seniors use cell phones, com-
puters, the Internet and email
frequently
Lynch jumped at the
opportunity to talk about this
societal development. He
enjoys seeing his grandmoth-


.SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Osprey Village Silver Pen
award winner Savannah
Shelton with Osprey
Village member and
Executive Director Dana
Sargent, left. Above,
Michael Lynch of Hilliard
took second place in the
essay contest.

Ser utilize Facebook to stay
connected or play online
poker with no money.
)Local high school seniors
embraced the new monetary
Seaward, and the members
enjoyed reading their essays.
Osprey Village looks forward
to offering the Silver Pen
award to new high school
seniors in .the coming years.
Shelton, Lynch and any
college student would attest .
that any, financial aid helps. :


SHOPI, CTUE S 4i


Newflag
Assistant Principal
'Edward Brown receives a.
new flag-from State Rep..
Janet Adkinsvon behalf of
Fernandina Beach Middle
., -..-T School, left.
" SU3MIlTED


J_ 'F.ancyFrida '

First graders at
".Fernandina Beach
Christian.Academy, 1600
S. Eighth St., inside First
Baptist Church, have. been
participating in "Fancy
Fridays" The students
gather together for snacks
to practice their table man-
ners. They learn how to
dine with glass goblets,
cloth napkins and real sil-
verware, and the young
gentlemen even help seat
the first-grade ladies at
their seats.'
, "" SUBMITTED


'Readers are Leaders'
Pastor Jeff Overton, senior pastor,
First Baptist Church, was the inaugural
reader at Fernandina Beach Christian
Academy's Readers are Leaders pro-
gram on Aug. 29. From left, with
Overton, are students Hannah
Pennewell and Mason Estes.
SUBMITTED


CLASS NOTES


$1,500 to assist her college
expenses at the University of
Florida in the fall:,
Michael Lynch, a Hilliard
Middle-Senior High graduate,
earned second place and will
receive $1,000 to assist with
his college expenses at the
University of Minnesota-Twin
Cities in the fall. He plans to
study chemical engineering.
Osprey Village asked stu-
dents to discuss how technol-
ogy has impacted senior citi













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YARD SALE Lakewood Subd., 1618
Penbrook Dr. Sat. 9/7, 8am-12pm.

LIQUIDATION/ESTATE SALE Fri.
9/6 & Sat. 9/7, 8am-12pm. Antiques,
artwork, furn., fishing equip., tools,
household items, misc. kitchen, books,
& more! Cash & Carry Only-no checks
1535 Coventry Ln. (Lakewood Subd.)

BACK TO SCHOOL MULTIPLE UNITS
ESTATE SALE!II! .- Power tools,
electronics, furniture, antiques, cos-
metics, art, crystal, household items,
scrapbook/hobby supplies, IUCH
MOREIIIII Friday, September 6th 1pm-
5pm, Saturday,- 7th 9am-2pm. AAAA
Storage next to STAPLES, 8th St,
Fernandina!! !

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE -
Sat. 9/7, 8am-lprrm. No early birds
please! 30422 Forest Parke' Dr. (Flora
Parke subdivision). Books, housewares,
clothes, exercise equipment,
electronics.

HUGE INDOOR YARD SALE Fri. &
Sat.; 9am-4pm. Located at 312 S. 8th
St., Fernandina,,Inside the Flea Market.

M6VING SALE All must go. 1200 S.
15th St., Apt. B-7. Fri. 9/6- thru Tues.,
9/10, 9am.

MOVNG SALE 816 Atlantic Ave.
(comer 9th St. & Atlantic). Fri. 9/6,
8am-noon, Sat:L 9/7, 8am-2pm. Single
bed/mattress/box spring,, dresser,
sleeper sofa, coffee table, swivel/
rocking chair, wood. kitchen table/2
chairs, refrig., lamps, pictures, misc.
(904)955-7012

YARD SALE Sat. 9/7, 8am-12pm.
348 Simmons Rd., between Parkway &
Bailey Rd.


CARPORT/YARD SALE Multi
families. $1 clothing (unless marked'
different), 3 mos-12- nos girls, 2T-6X
giris, men's 46X30 .slacks & shorts, .2X
shirts, ladles sz,24-32 tops, & slacks, ,
CD audio tapes '$2, Princess- &
Tlnkerfell Items,'handmade jewelry, .
paintings, many.more items 25-$1. 3
more neighborhood yard sales also on
Sat. Benchmark Glin-97002 Diamond
St., 3'miles off Chester. Fri. .-.Sat.
9/6 & 9/.7, 8am-4pm. (904)849-1178- -

SAT. 9/7, 8AM-1PM 709 .tanl eG.r
Multi-family households-, furniture.
tools, -artwork, collectibles, & much
more.- .:. .


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& Country Club
Looking for
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., Duties include serving/,
bartending and food/be'erage
event set-up. Fine dining
.. experience a plus, but not
required. Applicants must be
Available to work nights,
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check and'drug screen. "
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J MOVING SALE All must go. 1200 S.
15th.St,, Apt. B-7. Fri. 9/6 thru Tues.
9/10, 9am.


MOVNG, SALE 816 Atlantic Ave.
(corner 9th St. & Atlantic). Fri. 9/6,
8am-noon, Sat. 9/7, 8am-2pm. Single
bed/mattress/box spring,'- dresser,
sleeper sofa, coffee table, swivel/
rocking chair, wood kitchen table/2
chairs, refrig., lamps, pictures, misc.
(904)955-7012

YARD SALE Sat. 9/7, 8am-12pm.
348 Simmons Rd., between' Parkway &
Bailey Rd.'

CARPORT/YARD SALE Multi
families. $1, clothing (unless marked
.different), 3 mos-12 mos girls, 2T-6X
girls, men's 46X30 slacks & shorts, 2X
shirts, ladles sz 24-32 tops & slacks,
CD audio tapes $2, Princess &
Tinkerbell items, handmade jewelry,
paintings, many more items 25i-$1. 3
more neighborhood yard sales also on
Sat. Benchmark Glen-97002 Diamond
St., 3 miles off Chester. Fri. & Sat.
9/6 & 9/7, 8am-4pm: (904)849-1178

SAT. 9/7, 8AM-IPM 709 Stanley Dr.
Multi-family households, furniture,
tools, artwork, collectibles, & much
more.


602 Articles for Sale
ELECTRIC FIREPLACE Oak. Used
very little. $150 firm. Call (904)277-
2420.


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TOMMY BAHAMA STYLE-Large Sofa
- coffee table, dark walnut colored,
beige cushions, like new. $750. Call
(904)583-1452.
IN GOOD CONDITION Dining table'
with 6 chairs. China cabinet with glass
top and wine storage in bottom
cabinet. Make offer. (904)707-,1315 '
DINING TABLE off white rattan,
seats 4-6-8, expands round/oblong.
End tables, lamps, etc. (904)277-0040

S624 Wanted T Buy
WANTED Ham .radio equipment
(vintage or mrhodern), tubes, tube audio
amplifiers, test equipment.. Call Ethan
at (775)313-2823.'


SALE



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855 Apartments
Furnished
AT BEACH 1BR apts $?25wk/$895
mo. + dep, Inci all utils, long term.
Also 3/2 SWMH on & off Island.
Weekly or monthly. Call for Details
261-5034.


I 855 Apartments
Furnished I
1BR/1BA dining/kitchen, carport,
elect., water, garbage, W/D, cable TV.,
all furnished, in Nassauvllle. 6 mo
lease. $500/mo + $300/dep. 277-3819

856 Apartments
Unfurnished I
LOVELY 1BR APT. Lg, 800 sq ft.,
modem & secure, W/D, 1 blk to beach.
$725/mo., long term. No smoking.
2946 First Ave. (904)556-6858
APARTMENT FOR RENT The Palms,,
gated security, pool; 3BR/2BA, W/D
hookup. $1,050/mo. + $500 dep.
(904)548-0183 or (904)557-1411.

57 Condos-Furnished
MADDOX RENTALS (904)261-9129
Long Term Rentals Available
Amelia Island Plantation Club Villas
2BR/2BA. Furnished.
Starting at $1400/mro.
6TH FLOOR OCEANFRONT 1BR/
1BA, W/D, next to Ritz Carlton. $1295-
$1395/mo including utilities. Svc pets,
only. Call (904)261-0816 or 557-1682.

|858 Condos-Unfurnished
AMELIA LAKES'IBR includes W*, D
vatLr/eEcL.tric. $850,mo..lst, last mo
rent. Pet OK'wlth non-refundable $500
fee. No smoking. (904)261-6780
3BR/2.5BA CONDO $1250/mpo.
Stoney Creek. Deposit/references and
credit -check. Gated/pool. Available'
September,1st. (904)556-5493


1860 Homes-Unfurnished
MADDOX RENTALS (904)261-9129
Long Term Rentals Available
Spanish Oaks Circle
3BR/2BA, unfurnished, $1500/mo.
Arrigo Blvd.
3BR/2BA w/office, unf., $1500/mo.
BRICK 3BR/2BA Totally renovated,
1800sf, lac. and fenced on Haddock
Rd. In Yulee. $1200/mo. + $1000
deposit. Call (904)225-5635.'
ON ISLAND near Ritz, 3BR/2.5BA
w/bonus room, 2-car gar. Approx.
2600sf, fenced yard, pool, on 3/4 acre.
Newly renovated kitchen, bathrooms.
Granite countertops and new stainless
appliances.- Pool service and lawn
malnt. Incl. in rent. Pets considered.
Rent $1,895. (904)491-5058
ON ISLAND 2069 Bonnie Oaks Dr.
2-car garage, CH&A, treed lot.
$1100/mo. + $1000 deposit. Call
(386)365-8543.
3BR/2BA DW Newly remodeled.
Miner Rd. $800/mo. + $800 dep,.
(904)225-5635
3BR/2.5BA screened patio, on cul-
de-sac, In Heron sles: References
required. $1200/mo. Call (904)548-
8132 or (904)548-7492.
VISrTwww.chaplinwilliamsrentials.
corn ior Irnc mut rec.:n, infrrn-imior,
or, Long Te-rmr RurE3l- l.pclatcd ,all,,
Chaplin ,vlliham. Rentali The Ar.a's
Premricr REntal C.umpar,,
1861 Vacation Rentalsl
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA ano 2R 18,
Call 19u4 261.4066, C H Lass.:rre
R,.altc.r. For sp, ial rates
VACATION CHALET Ir r CarCllrr,3
|15uritaini Pj.Er o eriook .:, b ,veill
furni ,nEc. maI) ili,: cw i a Fc.ei.:eiul
l550 a viek. Call (90475- 541t.


I 863 Office I
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft,:
Includes utilities, Internet, commor6
area receptionist, conference room;
break room, & security. For info call
(904)753-4179.
BEAUTIFUL GATEWAY TO AMELIA
Office Space All utilities, CAM & tax
included. 2 rooms, 370sf. $695. Call
(904)753-0117.

S866 Wanted to Rent
WANTED 1BR with bath for quiet
middle aged non-drinker/non-smoker
for $400/mo. including utilities. Please
email: chicklel@att.net




S 901 Automobiles
2013 BLACK RANGE ROVER Never
driven. $90K. Serious considerations
only. Call (904)616-2963.
2000 DODGE DURANGO. Bought
new. Well kept. Good tires, cold A/C.
$3,000. Serious callers only (904')412-'
6195,. '

1989 LINCOLN TOWN CAR 98K
,.miles, good condition, 5.0 V8, new,
A/C, fully automatic. $2500/OBO.
(904)845-7498

1999 ,LINCOLN TOWN CAR
CARTIER Fully loaded. Low mileage..'
Call (904)225-9882 or (904)318-2989.


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Diana Frank
3321 S. FLETCHER AVE
FERNANDINA BEACH
904-583-0586


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277-3942


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* Furnished or
unfurnished

* Internet service

* Telephone

*'Corinferencexroom

* Mail box service

* Break room

* Virtual Offices


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LASSERRE
Real Estate, Inc.
wwv.lasserrerealestate.com


RESIDENTIAL
LONG TERM RENTALS
*2 B1P/1 BA mobile home, on Island,
$800/mo + utilities.
*3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek:
2,600 sq'.ft.,, Dock, garage/workshop,
Large lot, gourmet kitchen, many
other bonus's $ 1,9S0/mo. Plus utilities.
* Ocean Park, 3BR/28A Furnished with
I-car garage, available monthly or long
term $2,200 with utitles included.
VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach.All
util, wi-fi,TV & phone.
*3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper
Loop $1850/wk. plus taxes &cleaning
fee.
COMMERCIAL
*5 Point Plaza 1,200 sq. ft., $13 sq.ft.+
$350 cam & tax
*Five Points Village, 1,200 sq. ft.AIA/S. 8th
St. exposure G'reat for retail, services,.,
or office$1200/mo.+ sales tax.
S850688 US'HVVY 17,1,210 sq.ft. building
with 3.8 acres of fenced property, for-
merly a Nursery with some outbuilding:
and a green house still on property
* Two -800sf'Office/Retail spaces, can be
joined for one, 1,600 sq ft space, ALA
next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +
CAM &Tax
*.Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) with bath, 576 sq. ft. $1050/mo.
+sales tax.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.fs. $1700/mo. lease +
tax. Sale also considered.
904.26 1.406


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