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$2,100 pay raise for local teachers KATHIE COLGROVE Community Newspapers Nassau County teachers will receive a $2,100 pay increase across the salary schedule. The Nassau Teachers Association ratified 2013-14 tentative agreements with 488 teachers voting in support. Twenty-seven teachers voted against ratification, according to NTA president Beverly Kurak. The majority of teachers, as evid enced by the vote, was positive, she s aid. Every teacher in the district received a pay raise of $2,100. It is impor t ant to note that the money was added to the existing salary schedule and not given as a bonus. The money will now be considered for retirement purposes because it is ongoing. T he Nassau County School Board v oted unanimously to approve the instructional contract March 13. The contractual amount including salar y and benefits is $2,042,161, accor ding to Sharyl Wood, executive director of administrative ser vices. The $2,100 pay increase establishe s a baseline on the salary schedule for e nsuing fiscal years. Negotiations b egan Sept. 16. Normally, this amount would be paid as par t of the teacher s salar y in 24 equal installments thr oughout the year, Wood said. The raise will be included in the teachers paychecks in the futur e and a lump sum for the pay r etroactive to the beginning of the s chool year will be paid separately S he added that teachers would receive this additional $2,100 on the pay scale in the futur e pr o vided that they receive effective or highly effective teacher evaluation ratings. Those who r eceived an evaluation rating of unsatisfactor y will not r eceive the salary increase. Kurak said there werent any teache rs who received an unsatisfactory rating, so all teachers are eligible for the pay incr e ase. Teachers entering the profession within their first year currently earn $36,500 annually Under the new contract, they will ear n $38,600. Teachers with up to 15 years experience will move from earning $44,600 annually to$ 46,700. Top-tier teachers currently e ar ning $57,000 will see an increase to $59,100, according to Kurak. In 2012-13, teachers r e ceived a step incr e ase but the salary schedule r e mained flat. The NTA also negotiated increased planning time of up to one hour through an early release day for students. The day is still to be deter mined by the school board, Kurak said. $20M s eawall in city river? A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader A plan for a seawall at the city water front on the Amelia River met with skepticism from one commissioner atT uesday s Fer n andina Beach Commission meeting. However in spite of r eceiving favorable comments by the m ajority of commissioners, it was not c lear if the project would move forward. Pr e sented by Florida Inland Navigation District Commissioner and city resident Lynn Williams, the seawall pr oject was estimated to cost $20 mil lion, with at least 80 per cent of that to be covered by state and federal grants. T he city would make up the remainder o f the cost. Williams said the 2,600-foot-long seawall was needed to pr o tect the city from hurricane storm surge, flooding and sea rise, and would also solve the city marina s silting pr oblems because it would be built over the ar ea wher e most of the shoaling occurs. The plan, however would need to g o at least once before city voters for approval, Williams said, and would need more study to determine how high the bulkhead should rise. Per mitting, mitigation, submerged land ownership issues and the legal question of who r eally owns Front Street are other hurdles the plan would need to overcome, Williams said. W illiams said Fer nandina Beach would be hit by a major hurricane some day and if not pr epared could lose most of its downtown ar ea to flooding. He noted Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the New Jersey coastline, was only a Category 1 storm. The seawall, Williams said, would create approximately 18 acres of good, usable land, and the water fr ont CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 24 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY M ARCH 21, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS fbnewsleader.com TEACHERS Continued on 3A fbnewsleader.com $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................7B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O BITUARIES ...........................................2A O UT AND A B OUT ................. 2B R ELIGION ..................................................3B S CHOOL N EW S ................................... 4B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 7B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B MARY MA GUIRE News-Leader A proposal to have visitors pay a third of the $1.5 million the city and county are obliged to pay for a postponed beach constr uction pr oject laid an egg at the Wednesday meeting of the Nassau County Commission. Instead, an idea was floated to cr eate a local taxing district for island residents to pay the local share of a project that is funded in large part by the federal government. There was no support for Fer nandina Beach City Manager Joe Gerritys idea to share the cost of beach maintenance equally among the city, county and Amelia Island T ourist Development Council (TDC each entity a $500,000 por tion of the bill. Commissioners say they wont stick the TDC with that kind of bill because it generates big money for the local economy by advertising for visitors. The TDC gets most of its income from visitors who stay in hotels, bed-andbreakfast inns and short-term accommodations. e make a huge mistake if we squeeze the golden goose, said Commissioner Pat Edwards. Beaches ar e the ar ea s biggest draw and top moneymaker, said Commissioner Danny Leeper Ther s no willingness for the TDC to participate, said Leeper who also serves on the TDC board. Im not willing to go along with the city manager Gerrity suggested the three-way cost shar e in a Mar ch 19 letter to County Manager Ted Selby. But Selby said the numbers are lopsided, not equal. The TDC is Nassau County, so wer e two-thirds county and one-third city, said Selby at the meeting. In a phone interview Wednesday, Gerrity said he suggested the cost shar e idea to star t a conversation. Id like to get some dialogue started with the county and see how wer e going to approach the project, said Ger rity. He said he understands that beach renourishment is expensive, and he knows that both the city and county have budget strains. But he also noted that the project is not a surprise. Everyone knew this project was coming and no one put any money aside for it, said Gerrity. We put $250,000 aside for the last two years for a total of $500,000. How much does the county have in its budget for beach renourishment? Nothing, accor ding to Budget Analyst Cathy Lewis. Nothing? No, maam, its not in there, said Lewis by phone after the boar d meeting. So, what does the county want to do? County Commissioner Steve Kelley suggested a special taxing district. Make it islandwide, said Kelley. What we have now is putting a finan cial strain on the city Kelley whose sister Pat Gass is a city commissioner, suggests forming a municipal service benefit unit (MSBU Who p a y s for bea ch re p airs? Visitors, or you? BEACH Continued on 3A SEA WALL Continued on 3A 3 held in robbery; 1 shot A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader Three South Carolina residents were arrested, one of them shot by d eputies, following the armed robbery Wednesday night of a Hedges c onvenience store, according to the Nassau County Sheriffs Office. T he three suspects were apprehended as they fled a stolen pickup truck into the woods on US 17 at the F lorida/Georgia border following the robbery of a Kangaroo store at US 17 and Harts Road at gunpoint about 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, Undersheriff George Lueders said Thursday. Sgt. Jeff Stull began pursuing the white dual-styled Ford pickup truck after the reported robbery. Stull first saw the truck at A1A and US 17 in Yulee and attempted to stop the drive r, but it continued north on US 17. Stull was joined by deputies Dallas Palecek and M. Hunter as the driver of the truck headed into a confined area, said Lueders. Palecek was working off-duty trafR OBBERY Continued on 3A SPRING CARNIVAL Workers set up rides W ednesday for the St. Michael Academy Car nival, which began Thursday and continues thr ough Sunday i n Central Park. Enjoy rides, f ood and fun today from 51 1 p.m., Satur d ay noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For information call 321-2102. 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T T e e e e n n r r e e t t r r e e a a t t FDOH Nassau County is hosting a 4 Me Teen Health Class Retreat on March 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hilliard Clinic, 37203 Pecan St., free for ages 12-18. Lunch and incentives provided. Those that complete the c lass may join the Teen Leadership Council for six months and can earn a stipend of up to $500. Call 548-1810, ext. 5272. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a conc ealed weapon license course at 5:45 p.m. March 25 a nd 28, and at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 29. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. March 22 and 30. For details contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 476-2037 or gbelson@bells outh.net. Visit www.The BelsonGroup.com. V V i i e e t t n n a a m m v v e e t t s s The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1088, Nassau County, will meet on March 24 at 7 p.m. at TheA rk, 86051 Hamilton St., Yulee. For information call Hugh at 333-0147. L L e e a a r r n n i i n n g g s s e e r r i i e e s s O ne in eight Americans h as Type 2 diabetes. Find o ut how to prevent or control this silent killer at Family S upport Services of North Floridas Breakfast Learning Series on March 25 at 9 a.m. at 96016 Lofton Square Court in Yulee. N etworking and continent al breakfast begin at 8:30 a .m.; program from 9-10:30 a.m. Register at FSS.BLS. Nassau@fssnf.org or 2255347. The program is free. Meg McAlpine, UF/Nassau County Extension Of fice, will discuss the risk factors o f diabetes and information a bout the chr onic disease. T -Neisha Tate, foundation program coordinator with the Jacksonville Jaguars, will discuss how to create an Honor Rows program and other funding oppor tunities from the Jaguars. C C o o a a s s t t G G u u a a r r d d A A u u x x i i l l i i a a r r y y The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 070-14-01 fr om Fer nandina Beach is pleased to announce the startup of its Camden County Ga., Detachment. It w ill meet monthly on the last T u esday of the month at The R iver Club at Osprey Cove in St Marys, Ga. The first meeting is March 25 at 7 p.m. For infor mation contact Har r y T ipper at (912 firstname.lastname@example.org. For mor e information on joining t he US Coast Guar d A uxiliar y contact Barbara D unn at 261-1889 or visit www.cgaux14-7-1.org. N N A A M M I I w w a a l l k k The Nassau County af fili ate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is hosting a free community gathering from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 29 at the gazebo in Central Park, 1218 Atlantic Ave. Local mental/behavioral health pr oviders will answer any questions about local ser vices. Refreshments will be provided and a raffle will be held at noon. Enjoy fun and a stroll to the beach to promote awareness about the need to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness. For infor ma tion call 277-1886 or email nassaunamiflorida@gmail. com. Visit nassau.nami.org. C C a a r r e e e e r r F F a a i i r r s s Spring Career Fairs sponsor ed by Florida State College at Jacksonville Car eer Development Centers will be held April 1 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Center of the Downtown Campus, 401 W. Main St., Jacksonville, and April 10 fr om 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the DBuilding Courtyard of the North Campus, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville. The fairs a re free and open to jobseeking students and community members who can meet representatives from more than 40 employers. Employers are still being recruited. Other employers interested in recruiting employment candidates or o ffering internships are encouraged to contact Alan Pasetti via email at email@example.com or by calling (904 W W h h a a l l e e o o f f a a S S a a l l e e Nassau County 4-H will host their fourth annual W hale of a Sale from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. April 4 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5 at the Callahan Masonic Lodge, 45085 Frank Brookins Drive in Callahan. There will be numerous vendors including new and gently used treasures, homemade goodies and on Friday n ight, spaghetti dinners from 5-7 p.m. to support 4-H youth a ttending camp and other events. Contact the Nassau County Extension office to rent a table or for more inform ation at 879-1019. K K a a t t i i e e R R i i d d e e P resented by Mayo Clinic, the 10th Annual Katie Ride will be held April 12, benefiting the Katie Caples Foundations organ donor r egistration education and a wareness programming. T he fully supported cycling event for riders of all levels has 100, 62, 36 and 18 mile routes with an Off-Road Ride, Family Fun Ride, 7K Walk and 7K Fun Run. The nine island coastal rideb egins at the Atlantic R ecreation Center on Amelia I sland and courses thr o ugh Ft. Clinch, T i mucuan Ecological and Historical State Preserve, Ft. Caroline and the Talbot Islands. Register at www.katierideforlife.or g/r egister/. Fees r ange from $10 to $45. M inimum fundraising comm itments apply for most events. Or g anizers ar e also seeking volunteers to help in the weeks prior and on the day of the ride. Sign up at www.katierideforlife.org/tak e-action/volunteer/ or call the 491-0811. A volunteerc oordinator will call. D D e e n n t t a a l l h h e e l l p p The Northeast Florida Baptist Association will bring the Mobile Dental Unit to the Yulee office, 851035 US 17, for one week for fr ee dental care for those without i nsurance. Medical, financial s cr eening and appointments for clients will be held at the association on April 15 fr om 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on a firstcome, first-ser ved basis. Patients must be 18 or older and must show up in person. Only clients that need fillings o r extractions are seen. A A m m e e l l i i a a C C r r u u i i z z e e r r s s T he Amelia Cruizers Car Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Mur ray s Grille in Yulee. Everyone interested in vintage, hot r ods and special interest cars is invited to drop by. The club normally meets early to eat and have a drink. It also hosts a cruisein at Murrays Grille every second Saturday of the month, fr om 4 till about 7 p.m., where members show off their cars. Bring your car and join the fun. Visit ameliacruizers.org and like them on Facebook. A A l l a a T T e e e e n n m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s s Ala-Teen meetings are held at 34 N. Second St. every Saturday at 11 a.m. Trained adult facilitators are present to guide the teens thr ough the 12-step suppor t group. Ala-Teen helps young people learn how to deal with the ef fects of alcohol in their lives and families. Ther e ar e no requirements, other than having a r elative or friend that drinks too much. For information contact the Alachua Club at 32 North Third St., 261-3580. H H e e l l p p n n e e e e d d e e d d The all-volunteer Yulee Inter faith Dinner Network needs the communitys help to continue to provide hot, healthy meals to adults and childr en experiencing hunger in our community. Just $25 pr ovides enough meat to ser ve a hot meal to 50 people. To help, contact the network at info@chnas sau.com, 556-2496, or send donations to The Coalition for the Homeless, P.O. Box 16123, Fer nandina Beach, FL 32035. Please put YIDN in the memo line. The National League of Junior Cotillions Nassau County Chapter will host a parents reception and registration for the 2014-15 season on April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., Fer nandina Beach. e are looking forward to this opportunity to present the National League of Junior Cotillions program to interested parents, said Lynn Dempsey dir ector of the local Junior Cotillion. I believe this will be an excellent opportunity for children in this area to learn social skills that will be of value to them later in life. The National League of Junior Cotillions is an etiquette and social dance train ing program that involves thousands of students nationwide. For information regarding the program, call (904 556-2916 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 2A F RIDAY M ARCH 21, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK D onald P. Hamilton Donald P. Hamilton, 71, of Chester passed away Monday afternoon, March 17, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in J acksonville. Mr. Hamilton was born October 11, 1 942 in Lancaster, OH and moved to Chester 37 years ago. He was a Vietnam V eteran, serving with the United States Navy. He was a caring, selfless hardworking man; a marvelous carpenter and furniture builder, a wonderful husband, stepfather and grandfather. He will be truly m issed. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, R oma Norris of Chester, FL; stepson, Bret Norris, also of Chester; a stepdaughter, R honda Hutchison of Yulee, FL; three brothers, Ronnie Hamilton (his twin Hamilton and Tom Hamilton; seven grandchildren, William Hutchison (U.S. Army), Winton Hutchison, Brittany Turner, B rooke Turner, Justin Norris, Julia Norris and Jacob Dean; and one great-grandchild, E li Hutchison. Graveside funeral services will be held a t 1:00 p.m. today, Friday, March 21 at Chester Cemetery with military honors rendered by the United States Navy. For more information and to sign Mr. Hamiltons online register book please visit t he Green Pine Funeral Home website at www.greenpinefuneral.com. Green Pine Funeral Home James Ormond Murray Mr. James Ormond Murray, age 92, of Fernandina Beach, passed to the Lord on T uesday, March 18, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, after a short illness. B orn in Ormond Beach, FL, he was the youngest of six children born to the late Frank Morinelli Murray, Founder and Owner of theM urray Fruit Company, and the late Millie C amarote Murray. Mr. Murray grew up an avid golfer, sportsman, h unter and fisherman in Volusia County and the familys summer home in Vermont. His college education was interrupted when he and his frater nity br o thers from Beta Theta Pi entered military service in WWII. Mr. Murray served with the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific as a Sharpshooter, Honor Guard and Corporal in the Military Police from July 1942 until J uly 1946 when he resumed his college education at the University of Florida. H e graduated with a Degree in Business Administration and enjoyed a successful t hirty-five year career in management with Sears and Roebuck Inc. in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He retired to his home state in Florida after retirement in 1982. Mr. Murray was a firm believer in servi ng and volunteered and headed numerous committees to help youth, foster younge ntrepreneurs, improve schools and advocate sports programs. He set the bar high f or honor, decency and righteousness. Mr. Murray is survived by the love of his life; his beloved wife of sixty-one years, Dolores Elizabeth Murray, nee Klein of Baltimore, three of his four children, James Jr., of Fernandina Beach, John C. of Collegeville, PA, and Lisa M. Turpin of C oeur D Alene, Idaho, as well as eight grandsons, Christopher, Patrick, Sean and A nthony Murray, Daniel Jobson, Austin, Ryan and Braedan Turpin. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl M. Jobson of Easton, and by his brothers, Fred and Charles and his sisters, Ann, Iona and Florence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribut ions may be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, M emphis, TN 38105. Please share his Life Legacy at www.oxleyheard.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors C harles George Wickless Mr. Charles George Buster Wickless, age 86, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Sunday afternoon, March 23, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Born in Jacksonville, F L, he was the eldest of f our childr en born to the l ate Charles Anthony and Marie Wilhemenia Lechner Wickless. At the age of seventeen, he joined the Merchant Marines to suppor t his countrys war efforts. He later joined and ser ved in the Coast Guard and U .S. Army. Upon being honorably disc har ged, he r etur ned home and began a l ong and respected career as a Home Builder, Contractor and Owner of Wickless Construction. In 1960, his wife, Cathryn Ryan Wickless p assed away. In December of 1960, he married Shirley Anne Stafford. In 1969, theym oved to Fernandina Beach and built their first beachfront home on the North end of t he island. Mr. Wickless was the builder of the original Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and was responsible for their first expansion and renovation. His business and reputation grew as he was sought out b y many local residents for the design and construction of their private residences. H e was a longtime member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church where he served o n the Church Council, was a member of the VFW Post 54 and the Fernandina Beach Mens Golf Association. In addition to his parents and first wife, he is preceded in death by two sisters and a daughter, Patricia Elaine Lechner. Mr. Wickless leaves behind, his wife of 5 3 years, Shirley Wickless, Fernandina Beach, FL, children, Sandra Darling (Jack B ristol, RI, Charles Wickless (Nancy Jacksonville, FL, Cathy Hendrix (Steve Fernandina Beach, FL, Gary Wickless (Pattinandina Beach, FL, a brother, Raymond Wickless, St. Augustine, FL, eleven grandchildren and fifteen greatgrandchildren. F uneral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, March 24, 2014 from the graveside i n Bosque Bello Cemetery, Fernandina Beach with Pastor Ida Iverson, officiating. His family will receive friends following t he service at a reception that will be held at the home of his daughter and son in law, Cathy and Steve Hendrix. Please share his Life Legacy at www.oxleyheard.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors DEA TH NOTICES M arcia Lawson-Knight, 6 4, Fernand ina Beach, died on T uesday, March 18, 2 014. Eternity Funeral Homes & Cremations-Nassau Mrs. Norrita Marie Kyles, 84, Fernandina Beach, died on Monday, March 17, 2014. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Satur day, March 2 2 at St. Michael Catholic Church in F er nandina Beach. 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SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. L OOKING BACK 50 YEARS 25 YEARS 10 YEARS The Fernandina Beach commission discussed a proposed sewerage extension program and buying the city water system fr om Florida Public Utilities Co. March 19, 1964 Fernandina Beachs 30-block historic district gr ew by 97 acr es to total 484 buildings approved by the National Register of Historic Places. March 19, 1987 The city of Fer nandina Beach planned to demolish its former downtown police station the old Coca-Cola bottling company and replace it with a parking lot. March 19, 2004 Please join us for a candlelight vigilfor Brenda Williamson March 25that 6:30 PM Central Park, Fernandina BeachBrenda was murdered while doing her job as a security officer in Jacksonville. Her murder has not been solved. Please help us keep her memory alive and join us. R e la y for Life seeks h on orees for events The American Cancer Society has issued a call for sur vivors to participate in the annual Relay for Life on April 5 at Yulee High School. Survivors will be presented with a special T -shir t and part icipate in a special ceremony to commemorate their journey and thank their car e givers. Following the opening ceremonies and survivors lap at noon, survivors and their caregivers are invited to a complimentary Survivors Luncheon. T o participate, contact Relay for Life Specialist Melanie Oberkr o m at American Cancer Society at 1430 Pr u dential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call (904 www r e layforlife.or g/fer nandi nabeachFL. Or ganizers also are taking applications for the Relay for Life luminaria ceremony, which will take place April 5 at dusk at the track at Y ulee High S chool. When the sun goes down, hope will shine brightly during the luminaria cer emony sym bolizing the hope and perseverance with which all continue to fight. The suggested donation is $5 for luminaria. Mail checks with a 10-wor d m aximum message to Relay for Life of Fer nandina Beach/ Y u lee, 1430 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32207 or order online at relayforlife. org/fernandinabeachfl. V olunt eer luncheon set for April 24 The 29th annual Nassau County Volunteer CentersV olunteer A w ar d s luncheon will be held on Thursday April 24, as part of National Volunteer W eek. The luncheon, which hono rs volunteers in Nassau C ounty will be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center from noon until 1:30 pm.A war d s will be pr e sented by the city of Fer nandina Beach (the Elsie Harper awards for service to youth, seniors, commu nity enrichment and social servi ces), the Nassau County C ommission, the Amelia Island/Nassau County Association of Realtors, the town of Hilliard, the Rayonier Founda-tion, the Fernandina Optimist Club and the Greater West Nassau Chamber of Commer ce. Tickets may be purchased for this event in various ways: a table of eight ($160 of four ($85 ($35 ($15 The volunteer service of citizens of Nassau County involves tens of thousands of donated hours annually, valued at hundr eds of thousands of dollars. Globally, the Johns Hopkins C enter for Civil Studies estim ates that 971 million people volunteer in a typical year around the globe, and this is a conser vative estimate. The esti mated monetar y value of these volunteers time is $1.348 trillion. V olunteers ar e an enor mous economic resource and c ontribute significantly to n ational productivity. The April 24 Volunteer Awards Luncheon honors that commitment of time and talent in the small corner of the world that is Nassau County, Florida. For mor e infor m ation about the Volunteer Awards Luncheon and/or to pur chase tickets, please call the V olunteer Center at 261-2771 or visit www.volunteernassau.org. Cotillion to host parents reception
ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader City commissioners unanim ously approved the lease of city airport property for a second fixed-base operator at the north side of the airport at their meeting Tuesday. Local businessman Brian Echard, manager of 8 Flags A viation LLC, submitted a comm ercial lease and operating perm it application to City Manager Joe Gerrity in 2012, but had to re-submit it due to trouble with the application and permitting process. Currently the sole fixed-base operator is McGillA viation, which of fers gr o und suppor t and fuel ser vices. A ccording to the ordinance a pproved by commissioners, t he lease is for 20 years with two five-year renewals. Echard will pay the city 20 cents per square foot of unimproved land and 22 cents per square foot for non-exclusive use of the public ramp. Additional r ev e nues to the airport are estim ated at a minimum of $35,000 a nnually. The city will also receive a fuel flowage fee of 8 cents per gallon. Mayor Ed Boner had some objections to the lease, saying that other municipal airpor ts in Florida char ged a percentage r ather than pennies for incoming revenues. Its something thats difficult to change later, Boner said. I dont want to stunt the airport ... its the economic gatew ay to the whole community. R ichard Grey, chair of the A irport Advisory Commission, s aid the airport commission had r e vised the fee schedule and regulations to be clearly delineated for the Federal Aviation Administration, and chided Boner for being less than busin ess-friendly. A ccording to the contract, 8 F lags Aviation is responsible to m aintain the pr e mises, includ ing grounds, pavement and walkways, as well as fuel storage facilities. Echards original proposal s howed an FBO facility that would comprise a 10,000to 15,000-square-foot office/ hangar building with a community conference and meeting room and restaurant. A ccording to Gerrity, who is a lso airport manager, final plans f or the facility have not yet been s ubmitted. He said the proposed building could possibly be 3,600 square feet, but that could change. The timeline for the project is yet to be determined. E chard originally said proj ected revenues for the city w ould be about $60,000 in the f irst year fr o m land lease, hangar lease and other fees, and over 20 years could be $2.4 mil lion. email@example.com 2nd FBO at airport gets city approval ednesday has been the day most talked about during negotiations. T ranspo rtation will also need to be consulted and schedules pr epar ed. The NT A had r equested increased time to prepare and set up classrooms, with fewer meetings and training. Five pre-planning days will focus on readying classrooms. A district staf f development day originally scheduled in October was changed. It will be pr e ser ved for teachers use during the pre-planning period. S tudents will r e turn to class for the 2014-15 academic year on Aug. 6. Wood said shared sick leave language and a middle school baseball supplement were added to the contract. The NTA had requested duty-free lunch for teachers but W ood said the issue was simply an agreement to r emind administrators of teach ers rights to the duty-free lunch, as some teachers were not getting this regularly. In 2013, Gov Rick Scott pr o posed raising teacher salaries by $2,500 across the board. The Florida House and Senate a gr e ed to implement $480 million in teacher pay raises several months ago, which would have provided a minimum of a $2,000 pay raise, while also giving districts the ability to provide teacher raises of $2,500 or even $3,500 depending on the plan each of the 67 school districts devel oped, according to an October pr ess r elease from Scotts office. Wood said the school district is happy that an agreement was r eached. Negotiations for noninstructional personnel are still under way TEA CHERS Continued from 1A fic control at US 17 and I-95 for a road construction crew that is repaving the exit/entrance ramps of I-95, Sheriff Bill Leeper said in a press release Thursday. When Palecek heard the purs uit on the radio, he moved all the construction workers off of U S 17 for their safety. The fleeing truck traveled through the i ntersection of US 17 and I-95, running over the barricades that were set up for the construction work, said Leeper. The vehicle continued north on US 17 until it reached a road closure for bridge construction a t the Florida/ Georgia state line, traveling through moreb arricades, said Leeper. Stull, Palecek and Hunter w ent around the barricades in their patrol vehicles and exited in an attempt to subdue the t hree suspects. The driver of the truck then reversed direction and attempted to run down Palecek, said Leeper. Palecek fired at the vehicle w ith his issued patrol rifle in an effort to get the driver to stop a nd Hunter and Stull did the same, said Leeper. A ll three occupants of the vehicle jumped out and attempted to flee on foot into the woods, but were captured, said Leeper. Nassau County Fire/Res cue w as called to treat the driver, who had a wound to his hand a nd shoulder and was transported to UF Health in Jacksonv ille. His injuries are not life threatening, according to the sheriffs office. The suspects were identified as Donnie McCoy Carroll, 28, t he driver of the truck; Daminique Trevon Gaddist, 18,t he alleged armed robber of the convenience store; and Katelyn M arie Austin, 15, who is listed as a missing person from Ridgeville, S.C., according to the sheriffs office. Carroll and Gaddist also are from Ridgeville. T he truck they were driving was found to be stolen from G reensboro, N.C., said Lueders, and the three are also suspects i n an armed robbery in Dorchester County, S.C., where Ridgeville is located. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE n otified and will conduct an investigation into the officeri nvolved shooting part of the incident, said Leeper. The robb ery will be investigated by the sheriffs office. Gaddist and Austin were booked into the Nassau County Jail, he for armed robbery, she a s an accessory. Carroll was charged with armed robberya nd will be jailed after his release from the hospital. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY M ARCH 21, 2014 NEWS News-Leader NL/PSA like homeowners created on the south end of Amelia Island t o pay for beach maintenance there. Homeowners formed a s pecial taxing district called the South Amelia Island Shore Stabilization Association (SAISSA). A major re-construction of Fernandinas beaches was completed in 2008. The federa l government paid the vast majority of the cost, with the s tate, city and county splitting the rest. Nassau County and the city of Fernandina agreed to participate in a 50-year federal shore protection project to put new sand on beaches stretching from Fort Clinch to S adler Road every five years. The first of those beach r epairs was set for 2012, but the city asked, and the federal g overnment agreed, to put it off. T hat first repair is now scheduled for 2016 as Olsen & Associates, the citys beach engineering consultant, reported earlier this month that the beaches remain in good shape. The TDC contributed $ 250,000 for the original project. Under its bylaws, the TDCm ust spend 10 percent of its budget on beach improvements. This year, its budget is just over $6 million. The money comes from a 4 percent bed tax on nightly room rates at hotels, bed-andb reakfast inns and short-term vacation rentals. M ost of the money is generated by two large resorts located on the south end of the island, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. I n his letter to the county, Gerrity wrote that, We all faceb udget challenges in the upcoming years; however, I hope that given advance notice it will be easier for the county, TDC and the city to set aside the necessary monies to fund this project. T he county board is planning to discuss upcoming cap-i tal improvements at its next meeting, but beach renourishment is not on the list. The board is also starting public talks on the next fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. Theyve scheduled a spec ial meeting on the budget for fiscal year 2014-15 for A pril 2 at 10 a.m. in the commission chambers at the James S. Page Governmental Complex on Nassau Place, off A1A in Yulee. firstname.lastname@example.org p ark/marina, which would expand to the west, would follow where the natural deepwater line is. The land mass could be created by spoil from regional dredging, he said. The city, which would contribute a few million dollars to the project, would get its investment back by leasing land to downtown businesses, and the e xpanded area could eventuall y attract a marina institute, W illiams said. The key is that it has to be t otally a public project, and not for enriching landowners, Williams said, otherwise the state would be less likely to approve the permits. The DEPg ets tough when they see it as a for-profit endeavor, he said. The city should put in $3 mill ion, and get it back in leases in t hree to four years. But Mayor Ed Boner had questions about the cost of the pr oject and its potential com plications. He asked about the cost of relocation of the docks and updating plans for a waterfront park, and noted the proj-e ct could inter r upt downtown a nd marina businesses and the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. Boner also questioned the potential cost of the citys acquisition of private lots on the waterfront, and whether the city would have to do a taking of those pr operties. Those properties arent going to be appraised that high because of the submer g ed lands issue, W illiams said. If the town wants to do something, then it seems to me it should pay market value. ... If theyre getting fair market value, its not a taking. If I dont want to sell, its a taking, Boner said. I think this is cer t ainly a peoples project, Williams said. It really kind of completes the town on the western edge the way the beach completes the town on the easter n edge. He added that the entir e project would take about four tof ive years from beginning to e nd. I think ther e ar e going to be many questions, Commissioner Pat Gass said, but the idea deser ves looking at. ... W ell have many hours to rip it apart and look at it again. Commissioner Johnny M iller said he thought the plan w as a good idea, and Vice M ayor Sarah Pelican, who asked Williams to give the presentation, was also in favor of the seawall project. Williams said the next step would be to bring mor e infor mation back to the city com mission, such as how high thes eawall should be and a more c omplete picture of the costs i nvolved, so commissioners can decide whether the project should be put to public refer endum this November City Attor ney T ammi Bach said the ballot language for the sea wall pr oject would h ave to be pr epar ed by the s ummer, if it is to go out for a p ublic vote. BEACH Continued from 1A SEAWALL Continued from 1A Dredging project update Lynn Williams updated city commissioners Tuesday n ight on an experimental water-injection dredging project approved by commissioners last year, for which he received $8,000 in city funds. Water injection dredging is used in Europe, but has rarely been used in the United States. It involves using a device to inject water into the seabed at low pressure to bring up sediment that is carried away by natural currents. A professional sailor who has been involved in city marina issues for years, Williams said the pilot project had taken a lot longer to get off the ground than he originally e xpected. I learned its way tougher for a private citizen to get a pproval from the (Department of Environmental P rotection), Williams said. Making sure the project was properly insured was also a problem, Williams said, and permits were also more difficult because the project was being done on the property of David Cook. ere now at a stage where the permit should be issued within the month, Williams said. I think were on t rack. ... Dealing with the DEPis a lengthy process. W illiams said the plan was to put test units both upstream a nd downstream of the shoaling. Id rather you took longer to do it the right way, Vice Mayor Sarah Pelican told Williams. If we can do it ... well come back to you with plans for a real dredge, W illiams said. Williams also complained of anonymous public records requests for information on his water-injection dredging project. I dont want to keep anyone in the dark, he said. Hell, Im in the phone book, call me. Thats way too up-front for some people, C ommissioner Pat Gass said. email@example.com ROBBERY C ontinued from 1A
TALLAHASSEE Already enjoying what is called a more than $1 billion budget surplus t o appropriate during the 2014 Legislative Session, lawmakers w ere given another $150 million by the latest General R evenue Estimating Conference. A report from Florida TaxWatch for this coming fiscal year examines the latest round o f estimating conferences by state economists and recomm ends that the Legislature still consider this a tight budgety ear and continue to implement cost-saving reforms such as those identified by the TaxWatch Center for Government Efficiency. Florida lawmakers should continue to push for opportun ities to save taxpayers hardearned dollars during the budg-e ting process, even as the budget outlook is improving after years of shortfalls brought on by the Great Recession, said Dominic M. Calabro, presi dent and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, n onpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. In order to continue on the path to financial recovery, Florida must r emain prudent during its budget allocations. F Y 2014-15 general revenue collections are now estimated a t $27.7 billion, an increase of $1.4 billion (5.2 percent). This marks the first time the states general revenue collections are expected to exceed the $26.8 b illion collected in FY 2005-6which was the highest amount e ver. Coupled with unspent f unds from the current year ($2.2 billione will be a lmost $30 billion available for the next budget. Though revenue collections have increased overall, most sources had their estimates r educed during this weeks estimating conference. The states l argest revenue source the sales tax showed solid growth b ut other categories -including real estate and insurance premium taxes were scaled back, causing state economists to express caution. T he independent analysis notes that the projected surp lus may be smaller than anticipated, because the original estimate assumed cash reserves of $1 billion. Legislat ive leaders have continued to push for larger reserves, as m uch as $2 billion. With at least $500 million in tax cuts and an i ncrease in K-12 per public school-student funding, there will not be much money left. While lawmakers will have more than enough money to f und a continuation budget, there are many factors that i mpact the estimate of a budget surplus and most of themh ave changed, said Vice President for Tax Research Kurt Wenner. Lawmakers should continue to examine the base budget for efficiencies and spending that may no longer be needed. Only this way will t hey be able to put limited funds into the areas that arei mportant to Florida taxpayers today and tomorrow Visit www.FloridaTax Watch.org for more information. 4A F RIDAY M ARCH 21, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK In order to continue on the path to f inancial recovery, Florida must remain p rudent during its budget allocations D OMINIC M. 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H EATHER A. PERRY News-Leader Music is an integral part of Peter Deanes life. Even his cats are named after composers, Chopin, W agner and Griffin. Sundays are his busiest d ay. I do two services here at A melia Plantation Chapel and then in the afternoon, I go to Westminster Woods on Julington Cr eek and do a ser vice ther e at 4 p.m. Trained in his native Barbados under the auspiceso f the Royal Schools of M usic, London, England, he a lso studied at the T a nya Polunin School of Music in London. Deane has been giving piano lessons for 30 years and his motto is Practice means pr ogr ess. He b elieves in starting students a s soon as theyre able to sit s till. I start kids in first grade, usually, sometimes in kindergar ten. He says playing the piano improves hand-eye coordination, r elieves str ess and builds self-confidence. Its a lifelong talent that u ses both sides of your brain. Y o ur kids will thank you someday Im ver y glad my mother encouraged me and pushed me to practice. Passing on his skill is fun, notes the dedicated teacher. Although most of his students are children, Deane teaches all ages and has one student in her late 70s. I teach the traditional method. No gimmicks. Lear ning the piano can help you learn any instrument said Dean. Its your basic music and the learning of the actual music so a lot of people start on that and then just branch off into other music. On a piano you have all four voic es: bass, alto, soprano, and the melody line so you get the whole idea of all of them. Deane is most proud of Dalton Thrift, a former student who is now studying at the Douglas Anderson School of the Per for ming Ar ts in Jacksonville. My dream for him is that hell go on to Juilliard or something, chuckled his teacher. Deane studied organ at the W illiam T yndale College in Farmington Hill, Mich., and has been a chur ch or ganist in various denomi nations and congregations for 52 years in Barbados, Michigan and Florida. He has been organist at Amelia Plantation Chapel since August 2005 and accompanied the Amelia Island Chorale for one sea son. He taught at Amelia Arts Academy for six years until it closed in March 2012. One of his greatest thrills was attending a concert played on the world s lar gest mechanical tracker-actionor gan at the Sydney Opera House in Australia while he was there visiting relatives. I thought the Opera House was just one big room but they have several concert halls and this one had the big beautiful pipe or gan in it. The pipes were a bove him a nd below h im and it w as pr e tty e xciting, recalled Deane. The most challenging piece of music hes ever tack-l ed is Widors Toccata for O r gan, a complex piece i nvolving both hands and both feet when played on a pipe organ. W hat makes the piece so d ifficult, said Deane, is the c ontinuous speed of the right h and that continues fr o m the b eginning to the end. Deane has two grown children and four grandchildren and gives lessons at his studio on the campus of the Amelia Plantation Chapel ori n-home lessons on and off t he island. Phone 910-9624. t email@example.com MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader P izza at the beach? Mario Manganaro, who ran Pompeos Italian restaurant on Centre Street for 25 years before retiring some three years ago, says he wants to get back behind the stove. This time, he is hoping to put the cooker on wheels and park it near the s and. Manganaro is looking to set up a food truck at Peters Point on the south end of Amelia Island and sell an assortment of gourmet food from pizza and meatballs to sausages and sandwiches. He has been talking with vari ous officials for weeks, and formally asked the county board for permission at the Wednesday meeting. Its considering the request. The board wants to talk to the chamber of commerce first in an effort to involve local stakeholders, including local r estaurant owners serving meals from buildings with brick and mortar and who pay property taxes. Id like to see the chamber i nvolved and poll their memb ers, said County Manager Ted Selby, who said he has met M anganaro about his request. I think we need a lot more input. After the meeting, the chef was asked why he wants to c ome out of retirement. I gotta do something, look, s aid Manganaro, opening his jacket to reveal his girth. Too big, too big. To meet his request, the county would need to revise the outdoor sales ordinance. Right now mobile food tr ucks ar e not a llowed. There are exceptions, s uch as resort concessions and s pecial events. Its a very complex issue, said the countys Growth Management Dir ector Peter K ing. Jacksonville is having issues now because they leaped before they looked. King well understands the popularity of food trucks and t heir growing reputation from oach coach to gourmet fare. H e says food trucks thrive in cities like San Francisco, and P ortland, Ore., because dense populations can support a variety of food service options. Their density is 20 times what ours is, said King. W hile the county may not have the numbers when it c omes to people, commissioners acknowledged a hunger for c oncessions at local parks and beaches. I dont think theres even a v ending machine at these parks, said Commissioner Pat Edwards. Commissioner Barry Holloway also acknowledged the void i n food and beverage service at county parks. Ive been out hiking at Goffinsville and wish I couldve g otten a Coke when I got back, said Holloway. You cant get a drink within miles. He also bottom-lined the issue from the perspective of l ocal restaurant owners. He said he has heard from plenty of t hem. They dont mind food t rucks, as long as they dont park in front of me, said Holloway. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY M ARCH 21, 2014 NEWS News-Leader F Y13/14 F Y13/14 F und Current B udget S ource of Funds A djustment U se of Funds Revised B udget C OUNTY-WIDE FUNDS G eneral Fund $ 53,876,669 C ash Fwd Balance $ 38,522 G eneral Gov't Svcs $ 54,672,712 Cash Fwd Balance $38,193 Public Safety Cash Fwd Balance $7,000 Economic Environment Cash Fwd Balance $199 Culture/Recreation Cash Fwd Balance $3,401 Gen Crt Related Oper C ash Fwd Balance $ 708,728 R eserves County Transportation $10,803,960 Cash Fwd Balance $606,999 Reserves $11,410,959 SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS M unicipal Service $ 13,746,405 C ash Fwd Balance $ 68,912 P ublic Safety $ 13,981,588 Cash Fwd Balance $166,271 Reserves S upervisor of Elections $ 1,252,022 $ 0 $ 1,252,022 O ne Cent Sales Surtax $ 19,018,548 C ash Fwd Balance $ 31,186 P ublic Safety $ 20,613,719 Cash Fwd Balance $35,164 Transportation C ash Fwd Balance $ 1,528,821 R eserves Law Enforcement Training $107,730 Cash Fwd Balance $5,649 Public Safety $113,379 Special Law Enforcement $145,727 Cash Fwd Balance ($2,009 Other Uses $143,718 S heriff Donation $ 6,543 C ash Fwd Balance ( $4,358) P ublic Safety $ 2,185 Law Enforcement Trust $28,446 Cash Fwd Balance $294 Public Safety $38,268 C ash Fwd Balance $ 9,528 O ther Uses NC Anti-Drug Grant $160,769 Cash Fwd Balance $1,307 Public Safety $162,076 Court Improvement $32,640 $0 $32,640 C ourt Facility Fees $ 984,325 C ash Fwd Balance ( $23,000) G en Crt Related Oper $ 907,461 Cash Fwd Balance ($53,864 Reserves L aw Library Trust $ 208,892 C ash Fwd Balance ( $25,791) R eserves $ 183,101 C riminal Justice Trust $ 232,806 C ash Fwd Balance $ 5,311 R eserves $ 238,117 Special Drug & Alcohol Rehab $5,700 $0 $5,700 Legal Aid Trust $83,655 $0 $83,655 Driver Ed Safety $64,120 Cash Fwd Balance ($3,338 Human Services $60,782 911 Operations & Maint $800,730 Cash Fwd Balance $72,955 Reserves $873,685 EMS County Award $7,616 $0 $7,616 Grants $46,172 $0 $46,172 AI Tourist Development $6,034,908 Cash Fwd Balance $303,395 Reserves $6,338,303 Impact Fee Ord $5,940,492 Cash Fwd Balance $4,004 General Gov't Svcs $5,973,232 Cash Fwd Balance $8,068 Public Safety Cash Fwd Balance $121 Transportation Cash Fwd Balance $3,856 Culture/Recreation Cash Fwd Balance $16,691 Other Uses Local Affordable Housing $221,925 Cash Fwd Balance $380,746 Economic Environment $602,771 $100 Other Uses SAISSA Stabilization MSBU $667,400 Cash Fwd Balance $4,687 Reserves $672,087 Building Department $3,023,213 Cash Fwd Balance $339,858 Reserves $3,363,071 Amelia Concourse MSBU $1,042,982 Cash Fwd Balance $8,057 Reserves $1,051,039 Firefighter Ed Trust $3 $0 $3 FS Special Revenues $1,166,410 Cash Fwd Balance $36,474 Gen Crt Related Oper $1,202,884 DEBT SERVICE FUNDS Debt Svc Op Gas Tax 2000 $2,441,681 $0 $2,441,681 Debt Svc 1998/2009 Gas Tax $1,196,024 $0 $1,196,024 Debt Svc County Complex $2,387,950 $0 $2,387,950 CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDS Cap Projects Grant Fund $21,551 $0 $21,551 Cap Projects Transportation $13,564,122 Cash Fwd Balance ($179,588 Reserves $13,384,534 Cap Projects SAISS $437,700 Cash Fwd Balance $36,027 Reserves $473,727 Cap Projects Cty Complex $4,759,804 $0 $4,759,804 Cap Projects $530,900 $0 $530,900 Cap Projects ENCPA Mobility $51,000 $0 $51,000 ENTERPRISE FUNDS Solid Waste $3,551,721 Cash Fwd Balance $877,314 Reserves $4,429,035 Water & Sewer $8,940,650 Cash Fwd Balance ($10,004 Reserves $8,930,646 TOTALS $157,593,911 $5,045,886 $162,639,797 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ATTEST: NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA JOHN A. CRAWFORD BARRYV. HOLLOWAY, CHAIR EX-OFFICIO CLERK 7 :00 PM ATTHE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDING THE 2013-2014 BUDGET The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners has adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. The current b udget totals $157,593,911 and a public hearing is being held to consider increasing the budget to $162,639,797. M ONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014 JAMES S. PAGE GOVERNMENTAL COMPLEX 9 6135NASSAU PLACE YULEE, FL 32097 Individuals with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the program or activity should contact the office of the Ex-Officio Clerk at (904 or Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770(v or 1-800-9558771(TDD THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO BE PRESENT AND BE HEARD. 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Recent findings fr o m a Pew Resear c h poll titled Millennials in Adulthood should leave conservatives, capitalists and generally any one embracing smaller government, deeply concerned b ecause the America they k now today will be much dif ferent in the near future. And her e s why According to this poll, millennials, now ranging from age 18 to almost 34, ar e unique in that they are relatively unattached to organized politics and r eligion. The P ew poll also found millenni als are distrustful of people but still lean heavily Democrat, despite the intel lectual dishonesty liberals r e gularly display The poll points out that the racial makeup of millennials is one of the key factors in explaining their political liberalism. Millennials are them ost racially diverse genera t ion in American histor y with 43 percent non-white, due to a tr e nd driven by the lar g e wave of Hispanic and Asian immigrants who have been coming to the U.S. for the past half century, and whose U.S.-born children are now aging into adulthood. T o America s credit, we are a nation of immigrants, but the pr o blem for conser v a tives is a majority of nonwhites lean left and the trend will continue over time with about half of newborns in America today being nonwhite, and the U.S. CensusB ur eau predicting whites will be the minority by 2043. Mor e over the sur vey found white millennials have moved much further left than white counterparts of older generations in their support of issues like marijuana legalization and same-sex mar riage. Millennials also join liberals in their reluctance to be affiliated with any religion. They do, however, lean right regarding abortion and gun control. Besides r eligion, this gen eration has also distanced itself fr om another cor e insti tution of society mar riage, with only 26 percent married as compared to 36 percent of Generation X, 48 percent of Baby Boomers and 65 percent of the WWII Generation when those generations were the same age. Sadly, 69 percent said they would like to marry but lack a solid economic foundation which they deem a prerequisite. A study, Intimate Inequalities: Love and W ork i n a Post Industrial Landscape, by Harvard University and University of V i r g inia in 2013 suppor ts this mar r iage decline. It found the Obama economy has stifled millennials ability to marry due to the decline and disappearance of stable full-time jobsw ith health insurance and pensions, which has had profound ef f ects on young work ing-class Americans, now less likely to marry and have children within marriage. Millennials have soured on Obamacare about as much as they have sour ed on the pr esident. According to ABC News, millennials comprise only a quarter of the enrolled, down two points from a month ago, making them a crucial missing demographic for the law which banks on the young and healthy millennial genera tion to bring down costs. Previously, the administrations enrollment goal of 7 million needed a 40 percent millennial participation to make it viable, explaining why President Obama diminished the of f ice of pr e sident with an appearance on the Internet comedy show Between Two Fer ns to garner support. Nanny State Obamanomics has failed the 86 million lar gely educated and debtb ur dened millennials who cant afford to carry the Obamacar e bur d en, let alone get mar ried or even leave home. According to Harvard University, half of the 6 in 10 which are employed only work part-time. GOP bewar e: Although a nother Har vard poll found that 52 percent of young millennials and 47 per c ent of the elders want Obama ousted millennials love you less thanks to Republican dinosaurs like Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others who pollute the conservative message. Once the GOP cleans its own house, conservatives stand a better chance to create jobs and give millennials the oppor tunity they deser ve to chase the American Dream capitalism af for ds. Susan Stamper Br own is an Alaska resident who writes about politics, the economy and culture. Visit her website at susanstamperbrown.com. firstname.lastname@example.org 6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK I swore I wasnt going to write a column about this n ext trip because Ive been afraid it will sound like, Img oing somewhere neat and youre not, so nanny, nanny, b oo-boo. But I must tell you nanny, nanny boo-boos aside about some of the preparations for my latest adventure. B y the time you read this, Cindy Glenn my BFF and I will be sipping cappuccinos in St Marks Square in V enice. Well hook up with AAAs Romancing the Rails Tour for a 10-day train ride through Italy. The tour ends in Rome, where we will take a day or two to rest and do laundry before we take aq uick hop over to London to see all of the sights and take a day trip to Stonehenge. Well get back to Paradise just in time to rest up for the Shrimp Festival. Were calling it the Bucket Tour because were going to do and see several things weve always dreamed about. At this point, I must warn y ou that were doing this without Adult Supervision.K eep bail money handy; I m ay have to call you. Andrew a nd Acethewonderdog are batching it for 26 days, if you can imagine that. Keep bail money handy One of them may call you. I think Andrews a ctually glad to bel eft in peace for a while, b ut he is amused by our incessant logistics discuss ions. I seem to r emember a comment or t wo about logistics for the Normandy Invasion werent this complicated. What does he know. Those men didnt have to worry about hair dryers, clean underwear or the rights hade of eye shadow. Speaking of hair dryers, I h ave been having absolute fits about making mine work in Europe, despite the adapters Ive bought. You will understand my concerns when I tell you that I do not work with hair very well. Thats why I keep mine too short to mess with. A good h aircut, some goop and a hair dryer, and Im in busi-n ess. If Im missing even one o f those three ingredients, I a m in deep trouble. I thought the secret to a nice travel hair d o would be to cut my hair so shor t I wouldnt need anything but a good cut and some goop. Brenda, my long-suffering hair artist a t Images Salon, obliged me by cutting off most of mya lready short hair. She patiently showed me how to g et it to look the way I want, and I couldnt wait for the next morning so I could practice my new look. I let my hair air dry the n ext morning and smiled. My (very short) hair fell gent ly to frame my fat, round face. I looked like the W almart Happy Face, but I quickly applied a smidgen of goop, just like Brenda had done the day before. YIKES! Every hair on my head was standing at attention!S everal frustrating minutes later, I broke out the hair d ryer, thinking I could blast it into submission. No joy. Oh, great; now Im a hedgehog, I muttered at my reflection. No matter what I did, I still looked like that small, spiky rodent. I made squeaky sounds that I thought a cranky hedgehog m ight make, but it didnt help my mood any. I finally achieved some s emblance of order to the top o f my head so dogs would not howl when I left the house. I had just spent twice the time I usually expend on my coiffure, when the point of this whole exercise was to expedite my morning toilette. T hat punched my cranky button even harder. A ndrew looked a little startled when I entered his m an cave and loudly announced, I look like a large hedgehog, and Im really cranky about it! He took one look at the top of my h ead and wisely spent the rest of the day running e rrands. I still look like a hedgeh og, and Im still cranky. Im doomed to trudge through several countries looking like no one I know. Worse yet, Im going to be immortalized looking this way in all of the pictures Im going to take. Hedgehog in St Marks Square, the caption will r ead. Hedgehog at the Vatican, Hedgehog at the Tower of London, Hedgehog at Stonehenge. I can hear future generations as they leaf through my Bucket Tour scrapbook. Mommy, why does Greataunt Cara look like my pet h edgehog? Their mothers will gently explain that AuntC ara was a little strange and t hought she was a small r odent. No wonder Europeans complain about how bad Americans look. If they only knew. Oh great, now Im a hedgehog F RIDAY M ARCH 21, 2014 OPINION News-Leader NL/PSA N L / P S A Rand Paul gets it I disagree with some of Rand Pauls more libertarian positions, especially on social issues. And Im certainly not endorsing him o r anyone else to be the Republican nominee for presi-d ent at this time. But Sen. Paul of Kentucky did two things r ecently that won my favor. He showed the 2,500 conservative activists at the CPAC conference that he understands what the GOP must do if it wants t o take the Senate this fall and win back the White House. A nd then he wrote a good column for Breitbart.com calli ng for his fellow Republican presidential wannabes to, as the headline said, Stop warping Ronald Reagans foreign policy. CPAC, as all conservatives and political junkies know, is the annual bathing beauty compe-t ition for every Republican whos ever had a daydream about runn ing for president. Sen. Pauls brand of libertari an-leaning conservatism has shifted the GOPs center of gravity his way and everyone at CPAC knew it. He was the landslide winner in the straw poll, taking 31 percent of the vote. Ted Cruz stumbled in second with 11 percent and neurosurgeon Ben Carson had 9 percent. The medias f avorite conservative, Chris Christie, managed 8 percent. A t CPAC Sen. Paul had a personal victory, but he also did the right thing for the GOP He went out of his way to give his full support to fellow Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, whos up for reelection. I t wasnt because Sen. Paul is m oving to the McConnell center o f the GOP, it was because he wants his party to win the U.S. Senate in the fall. A Republican Senate is Prize Number One. Making friends and cementing cracks in the party is whats most importantr ight now and Sen. Paul unders tands that side of the equation. I n his Breitbart column he did two good things. He reminded his mor e bellicose fellow pr esidential competitors that their hero Ronald Reagan was a peacemaker and a negotiator not a war-maker. S aying he admired Ronald R eagan because he was not r ash or reckless with regard to war, Sen. Paul pointed out that my father who believed in Peace Thr ough Strength, was attacked harshly by the hawks in the Republican Par ty He was called an appeaser for meeting with M ikhail Gorbachev inI celand and for pulling A merican forces out of Lebanon after 241 Marines died in the s uicide bombing there in 1 983. In his colu mn Sen. Paul also told conservative Republicans something else they need to remember something Ive spent half my life preaching and he has been practicing. Sen. Paul wrote that he doesn t claim to be the next Ronald Reagan and will not engage in d isparaging his fellow Republicans for not being suff iciently Reaganesque. But, he said, no doubt thinking of Sen. Ted Cruz, I will remind anyone who thinks we will win elections by trashing previous Republican nominees or holding oneself out as some paragon in the mold of Reagan, that splintering the party is not the route to victory. S plintering itself is something the GOP has become reall y good at doing. The 2012 presidential primar y was a cluster suicide mission for conservative Republicans, which is why Moderate Mitt was the last candidate standing. L iberals speak with one v oice. Conser vatives are a s quabbling family of factions social conservatives, economic conser v atives and libertarian conser vatives. But if conser vatives of all stripes want the GOP to win in 2016 they have to come togeth-e r and pick their best candidate e arly then let the party modera tes fight among themselves and split their votes. That s what happened in 1980. My father was the only conservative in the primary and he got to watch as the Geor ge H.W. Bush moderates and R ockefeller Republicans beat e ach other up and split their v otes. Michael Reagan is the son of Pr e sident Ronald Reagan, a polit ical consultant and author of The New Reagan Revolution (St. Mar tin s Pr e ss). M AKING SENSE Michael Reagan C ITY SIDEBAR Cara Curtin VIEWPOINT/ S USAN S TAMPER B ROWN /A LASKA A warning to conservatives Millennials dislike Obama but have even l ess regard for the GOP thanks to R epublican dinos a ur s who pollute the c onservative message.
A A I I P P M M e e d d i i c c a a l l M M a a f f i i a a On the evening of 9 March I suff ered a bad fall at my home on AIP, e nding up with a pr etty good gash o n my forehead. By the next day word had gotten around and I was approached by members of the Medical Mafia (you know who you are!) who made me an offer I couldnt refuse, ending up with me going to the Baptist Medical Center Nassau Baptist ER, even though It hen believed it to be unnecessar y T urns out I was wrong and you w er e right, and Im writing to express my deep gratitude for all you did for me, including subsequent checking on my progress. I still ache and am moving pretty slowly, but Im recovering. Thanks again! G ene Brisach A melia Island P P e e o o p p l l e e m m a a k k e e t t h h e e i i s s l l a a n n d d Amelia Island just recently lost a little more of its flavor. The passing of an old fixture Ray Mullis and the depar tur e of the younger perpetually energized Scott Meena. I for one always enjoyed the brief e ncounters of these two characters ar o und town. Goodbye, Ray Good luck, Scotty, and dont stay away. Terry Jones Fernandina Beach B B i i k k e e p p a a t t h h s s i i g g n n s s R ecent letters have commented o n the sign pollution along the bike path that parallels First Coast Highway. From Scott Road south to Lewis Street, just eight-tenths of a mile, are some 14 existing driveways and access roads. At each of these crossings ar e two stop and two no motor vehicle warning signs making a total of 56 eight-foot tall signs in that shor t distance. Some of these cr oss ings are only a few yards apart which makes one question the intel ligence of the path designers. I dont think many bikers are looking up at those ridiculously tall signs, and after a dozen or so, sim ply ignor e them. And I have seen exactly that bikers paying no attention whatever to any of them. So those of you possibly hoping for an extension of the path into your area be prepared for a profu-s ion of absurd signage that will diminish the ambiance of your neighborhood as it has trashed First Coast Highway and the south end of our lovely island. Of course, the designers dont live here, so their brain-dead safety effort will probably proceed unabated unless some concerned intelligence is applied to the program. M.E. McCaf fr ey Amelia Island T T o o y y g g u u n n s s I r ecently pur chased a souvenir T -shirt at a local store for my eighty ear old grandson. When I was c hecking out at the r e gister I noticed right in front of the counter at eye level for a young child a display of small metal r eplicas of handguns (like Satur day Night Specials) as well as little assault rifles. T hey were incredibly real looki ng. I picked up one and looked at t he clerk with puzzled look. She j ust smiled and pr etty much ignor ed me. All I could think of to say was this is scar y And it is. Y es, we had cap guns and BB guns when I was growing up, but its not the s anymore. The plastic toy guns ar e bad enough, but this? Needless to say, I will never patr onize this stor e again. Sally Bryan Fer nandina Beach LETTERS WELCOME Send letters by e-mail to: mparnell@fbnews leader.com or mail letters to: Letters to the Editor,P .O. Box 16766. Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 On line at fbnewsleader .com VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Former Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Melvin M orris didnt plan to go to Vietnam and become a hero. But he did. And the 72-year-old P ort St. John man came back home to live anonymously with the memory of what happened in an eerily quiet village near Chi Lang, on a day in September 1969. He remembers an old lady singing in a vill age that seemed bereft of activity. And then all hell broke loose. Staff Sgt. Morris and anotherm an were unscathed. Staff Sgt. Morris decided to return to the ambush to retrieve the body of a dead comrade because you dont leave your comrades in arms behind, dead or alive. He took two volunteers with him. Both were wounded so he helped them back to safety and once again turned his attention to retrieving t he body of a dead buddy and some important papers he carried. Morris lugged a bag of hand g renades with him and lobbed grenade after grenade at enemy positions as he fought his w ay back to where his brother in arms lay dead. When Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris finally got near where his buddy lay, enemy forces opened up on him with machine gun fire. So he obliterated them with hand grenades, too, and took out three other bunkers. After he forced enemy soldiers away from where his buddy lay, he retrieved his body and started the b loody journey back to his own lines. Along the way, he was shot not once, not twice, but three times before finally getting his friends body and vital papers he carried back to his own men. Why did Staff Sgt. Melvin M orris do such a seemingly foolhardy thing? Because hes a hero in the purest and truest sense of the word. No, I take that back, he isnt just a hero. Hes a superhero. And youd think, surely he got a M edal of Honor for that. But he didnt. N ot until Tuesday. Yes, Tuesday. One day this week. F orty-five long years after Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris sacrificed so much to retrieve the body of a fallen comrade. Nearly half a century, dang it. W hy? I dont think youll like the answer. I sure as hell didnt. But the truth is medicine a nd we must swallow the bitter along with the sweet. F ormer Army U.S. Green Beret Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris went on to serve his nation as a career soldier for the next 22 years. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism that day but it shouldve been more. It shouldve been the Congressional Medal of Honor, which is reserved solely for members of our military who, in battle with enemy combatants, give of themselves what S taff Sgt. Melvin Morris gave in a little village that was too quiet to be true. He didnt get one, though. For 45 years, he was cheated out of it. Why? Because Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris skin color just happens to be black. Can you believe it? Racisms apologists would have us b elieve theres been no racism in this country for ages. Thats a bald-faced lie. When it takes a h ero who was so brave and who gave so much five decades to win our nations greatest military honor, racism and bigotry isnt dead, folks. Its as alive and deadly as the enemy soldiers who bushwhacked Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris a nd his buddies in that bone yard quiet Vietnamese village. Its voice is as loud as thel ittle old lady Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris and his friends heard singing just before the brown s tuff hit the fan. Thank God a terrible wrong has finally been righted. On Tuesday, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 veterans who were found to have been shafted out of t heirs because of racial and ethnical prejudice and anti-Semitism. Only three of those men s till live and Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris is one of them. He never really thought of himself as a h ero and was caught totally off guard when our president called him to give him the good news. The long past due honor is a result of a Congressional order to review military records to see if any soldiers, airmen or sailors had been denied the nations highest honor because of racism or anti-Semitism. Thats the sweet dose of medicine. But the b itter taste is that it took too damn long for it to happen. The other recipients will never know they won the Medal of Honor. And that stinks. email@example.com CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY M ARCH 21, 2014 OPINION News-Leader The bitter and the sweet STEVE SACK/THE MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE F LORIDA S O LDEST W EEKLY N EWSPAPER E STABLISHEDIN 1854 The News-Leader is published with pride weekly for the people of Nassau County by Community Newspapers, Inc., Athens, Georgia. We believe that strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to the truth, integrity, quality and hard work. F OY R. M ALOY J R ., P UBLISHER M ICHAEL P ARNELL E DITOR M IKE H ANKINS A DVERTISING D IRECTOR R OBERT F IEGE P RODUCTION D IRECTOR B OB T IMPE C IRCULATION D IRECTOR A NGELINE M UDD B USINESS O FFICE M ANAGER S I P E RRY A S SISTANT E D ITOR B ETH J ONES S PORTS E DITOR D INK N E S MITH P RESIDENT T OM W OOD C HAIRMAN Cock a doodle doo I have long accused the city commission of being susceptible to lets be delicate here chicken manure. But now they have r eally stepped in it. C ity Manager Joe Gerrity asked c ommissioners Tuesday if they would be willing to consider an ordinance that would allow city homeowners to keep up to six chickens in their back yards. Currently, you can have one chicken if Gerrity approves it. My problem is not with chickens. If you w ant healthy and inexpensive eggs, its the w ay to go. (Full disclosure: My wife works at N assau Health Foods, wher e the eggs ar e h ealthy but not cheap.) My grandmothers raised chickens, and they lived in town. Back in the day, before the market became super, it was the way it was done. We kids used to love col-l ecting the eggs, which was t he easy par t, of course. T he work is in the feeding, the cleaning, especially the cleaning, and this is wher e the poop on chickens becomes, well, chicken poop. I assume there would be regulations to govern allt he possibilities, and I w ould trust my neighbors to raise chickens in a manner that would not of f end me in the least. But your neighbors? Im not so sur e about them. Some peoples neighbors dont do such a good job of raising their children, or themselves for that matter, not to mention what theyd do if they had chickens. A nd, lets face it, the chicken is just the nose beak? under the tent. Next thing you know someone will want a goat. And then a milk cow. And, finally, a pig. If youve ever lived next door to a pig, a real one, not your current neighbor, well, the squeals, the grunts, the smell I guess that does sound like your neighbor. This urban chicken fad is sweeping the nation, not just Fernandina. (Theres even a Raising Chickens for Dummies; no, Im not kidding.) In Arizona, the legislature is contemplating a law that would forbid cities and towns from banning backyard chicken raising (or should I say r earing; English teachers have scolded me, mor e than once, for saying I was raised in North Carolina when, in fact, I was reared there.) Arizona, like Florida, has a law that bans municipalities and counties from passing gun control laws. They say it keeps the locals fr om of fending the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and theyll send your local of ficials to jail if they do it. Now were talking chicken control laws. What in the Constitution protects chickens? Bald eagles, maybe; the turkey, if Ben Franklin had his way but chickens? This may be a good time to mention the gender bias in these laws. Were talking hens, no r oosters. Roosters would still be banned, though ther e is at least one scofflaw in the Southside neighborhood who crows about it every morning. Apparently keeping six chickens would be just fine as long as theres no rooster to rile the roost. In the event, you can count on commis sioners and their constituents clucking over this one someone is sur e to say the sky is falling for a few weeks. As for me, Id prefer a goat. Michael Parnell is Editor of the NewsLeader. firstname.lastname@example.org CUP OF J OE Joe Palmer EDITOR NOTE M ichael Parnell These are hard times for Congr ess. Its appr oval ratings have seen a bump from their historic lows of a few months ago, but it s a small one. Our r epresentative democracys keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant and sadly out of touch. It is no coincidence that this comes while Congr ess has devel oped a taste for so-called unor thodox lawmaking, wander ing far outside its traditional pr ocedures. Thats why I would argue that as grim as things seem now, there is a fix for what ails Congress. Broadly speaking, it involves congr essional pr ocess. Let me quote John Dingell, the canny U.S. House member fr om Michigan who r ecently announced his retirement. Ill let you write the substance, he once told a House Judiciar y subcommittee, ... you let me write the procedure, and Ill screw you every time. In legislative bodies, whoever contr ols the process controls the result. If it wants to r estor e itself, Congress must make its processes exemplary and fair. Members should begin by opening the floor to mor e amend ments. At the moment amendments are tightly limited, if not banned outright, in an ef for t by the leadership to control the outcome. This r estricts debate, impedes the free flow of ideas and strengthens leaders while disempowering or dinar y members. The leadership also needs to give up its concentrated power and hand mor e authority to congressional committees. However worthy congressional leaders may be, they cannot do the job that the committee system was designed for: holding hearings, inquiring deeply into issues, eliciting facts, laying out options, arguing over amendments, finding the common gr ound needed to advance legislation. The simple truth is that members of Congress are there primarily to legislate not to raise money or score political points on television. Y et Congr ess seems to devote less and less time to craft ing and passing legislation; it is losing the habit and the skills, and its work product suffers. It needs to work harder at the job Americans expect. T o make this possible, the Senate should do more of its business by simple majority vote of the senators pr esent and voting. I know that many senators like the ability to filibuster, and do not want to abandon the rule thatr equir es 60 votes to close debate. But heres the thing: the supermajority rule, as it has been applied r ecently, has become a formula for impotence and disorder. Every democratic institution in this country operates by majority rule except the Senate, where a small minority can completely gum up the works. Its important for the majority to assur e fair pr ocedures that take minority views fully into account, but at the end of the day Congress needs to work, not be hamstrung by loyalty to a Senate rule that has outlived its purpose. Which is not to say that tradition has no place on Capitol Hill. Many of the pr ocedur es it devel oped over long years of practice were designed to improve its functioning especially in designing and enacting the federal budget. That process is completely broken now Congr ess needs to focus its attention on returning to the traditional budget pr ocess of consider ing separate appr opriations bills, as opposed to lumping the entir e budget into a single bill. Other key pr ocesses also need mending. The confirmation of pr esidential appointees is absur dly slow seriously jeopar dizing a presidents ability to govern. Some 50 ambassadorial nominees await votes in the Senate, some of them having cooled their heels for months, and foreign governments ar e noticing and taking of fense. The congressional ethics committees ar e dor mant. T ravel privileges ar e routinely abused the government should pay for legitimate congressional travel and no trips should be paid for by special interest groups. The crucially important oversight process has become a political sideshow Campaign expenditures should be limited and donors should be dis closed. The point of all this is that Congress is listing, but it can right itself. It may not be able to tackle all of these proposed fixes at once, but each is within its power. Members should quit thr owing up their hands and protesting that they can t do anything about their own institutions problems. Its their job to put Congress back in working order and they have the power to do it. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years. VIEWPOINT/ L EE H. H AMILTON /F ORMER C ONGRESSMAN Fixing contempt for Congress Our r epr esentative democracys keystone political ins titution is widely derided as ine f fective unproductive, irrelevant and out of touch. SER VING YOU City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners: Mayor: Ed Boner : 556-7554 (cell email: email@example.com Vice Mayor: Sarah Pelican : 432-8644 (cell email: firstname.lastname@example.org Charlie Corbett : 583-1767 (cell email: email@example.com Pat Gass : 277-7987 (home email: firstname.lastname@example.org Johnny Miller : 556-3299 (cell email: email@example.com
C OMMUNITY CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F R IDAY M A RCH 2 1, 2014 / N E WS L E ADER 8 A MILITARY NEWS n Air Force Airman Harley L. Henderson graduated fr om basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, T exas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week pr ogram that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training ear n four cr edits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Henderson is the daughter of Sissy and A.J. Henderson Jr. of Hilliard. She is a 2012 graduate of Hilliard High School. n Air Force Airman Chelsea L. Duggar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in mili tary discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic war far e princi ples and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree thr ough the Community College of the Air Force. Duggar is the daughter of T racy Duggar of Menar d, Texas, and Dean Duggar of Yulee. She is a 2013 graduate of Menard High School, Menard, Texas. R o n A n d e r s o nBUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904Classic Carpets &Interiors, Inc. Abby CarpetBUDDYKELLUMPresident802 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034(904 Fax (904FAMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Bailey Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hwy 1, Callahan, FLSteve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStreet Fernandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d s s H H o o u u s s e e Then Peter came up and said to him, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times? Jesus said to him, Idonotsaytoyou seven times, but seventy times sevenR.S.V.Matthew 18:21-22 If someone from our past has done something to us which really cause us pain, there is a good chance that we may still feel some bitterness toward that person. Whether it was a painful ending to a relationship, some particularly harsh or humiliating words. Or someone taking from us something that was rightfully ours, in these situations it is perfectly natural to feel bitterness. However the dilemma is that this bitterness hurts us, sapping us of energy and trapping us in anger and resentment. Although peculiar, we seemingly relish this bitterness, going back to it again and again in our minds, refusing to forgive or forget, in much the same way as we repeatedly probe a cut on the inside of our mouth with our tongue: it hurts, and yet we aredrawn to probe this sensitive area again and again. There may be some wisdom in remembering the words and actions of those who have harmed us so as to avoid similar future situation which would allow them to harm us again. And yet, we really must forgive them or we well forever be engulfed in bitterness. Simply stated the more people there arewhom we cannot forgive, the moreour life will be awash in bitterness. And the greater our capacity for forgivness. And the greater our capacity for forgiveness, the more love and joy that will fill our fie. So, forgive always, even if you cannot forget. Dont Be Bitter Henderson WEDDING ENGAGEMENT Z Z e e i i l l n n h h o o f f e e r r t t o o w w e e d d D D u u d d z z i i n n s s k k i i i i n n 2 2 0 0 1 1 5 5 Heather Lynn Zeilnhofer of Fernandina Beach and Joseph Francis Dudzinski of Yulee are engaged to be married in April 2015. The bride-elect is the daughter of Les and Carol Zeilnhofer of Fernandina Beach. The groom-elect is the son of Frank and Donna Dudzinski of Callahan. A PASSION FOR AVIATION Last month, Friends of Fernandina Aviation members delivered presentations t o students at the countys middle schools (grades, 6, 7 and 8oxim ately one hour each. Students seemed interested and were quite interactive, asking good questions and responding to the presenters questions as well. A couple of the classes quickly caught on to the wind correction dramatization, offering correct solutions as to how the pilot could keep the aircraft on course. The presenters included, clockwise f rom top left, Ray Junk at Yulee Middle School; Nick Feakes at Hilliard Middle Senior; Lew Eason at Hilliard Middle Senior; Jim McCannell at Yulee Middle; Chuck Colcord and McCannell at Yulee M iddle; Roger Fraser at Yulee Middle; a nd Andy Curtin at Callahan Middle. A ll performed well and represented the club with enthusiasm and dedication. A big thank you goes out to those guys. SUBMITTED PHOTOS AMELIA CRUIZERS CLUB GIVES TO COA T he Amelia C ruizers car club m ade a donation of $2,500 to the Council on Aging of Nassau County r ecently From left are Debra Dombkowski, COA A dult Day H ealthcare manage r, Sam Fallon of the Amelia Cruizers and Janice Ancr um, executive director of the COA. S UBMITTED Jacksonville Area Legal Aid partners with COA Nassau County Council on Aging will host representatives from the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA the second and fourth Thursdays of each month beginning on Thursday A nonprofit 501(c3 1976, JALA is a law fir m of 40 attorneys specializing in providing civil legal assistance to low-income persons. The JALA visits will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at COA s Fer nandina Beach Senior Center. They are open to all members of the public. The aid that JALA pr ovides is all pr o bono, meaning there are no costs incurred by the client. The involvement of pro bono attorneys at JALA continues to be a resource that significantly helps close the justice gap, helping to ensure that legal r epr esentation is available to everyone regardless of ability to pay. These bi-weekly visits fr om JALA will provide real legal representation to low-income citizens in our community, including vulnerable seniors, according to Janice Ancr um, executive dir ector of the Council on Aging. JALA attorneys and advocates handle cases involving issues of community development, consumer complaints, education, family law, elder law, employment and unemployment, fair housing, health, public benefits, mental health and immigration. JALA also provides a variety of legal ser vices for those with HIV or AIDS. As much as JALA r epresentatives would like to help every client who applies for their services, they cannot accept every case due to limitedr esour ces. Case acceptance depends on the circumstances of each case, whether all eligibility criteria are met, and staff availability Call the COA at 261-0701 or visit coanassau.com for information. Railroad Days kicks off March 28 T he West Nassau H istorical Societys 2014 Railroad Days Festival will be held March 28 and 29 in and around the 1881 Callahan Train Depot and nearby 1856 Florida Railroad bed. T his years celebration will feature the Musslewhite T urpentine Commissary artifact exhibit; the 250th anniversary of Floridas British period; the Historical Societys new video on the mom-andpop motels and tourist attractions that once lined US 1 and p lans for a Callahan History Walking Tour. F ridays events start at 1 p.m. with the opening ceremony. Friday is Hobo Day and kids are encouraged to come after school dressed as the fabled riders of the rails. Live entertainment will run from 28 p.m. on the front platform of the depot. The arts and craft area will open from 1-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. The ninth annual Shrinerl ed Railroad Days Parade is set for 11 a.m. Saturday. C ochranes Collision Center will host a classic car show n ext door to the depot after the parade. A large kids area with a laser maze and jumpy houses will run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. After various citizens ands ponsors are honored at 12:30 p.m., live music will continue S aturday from 2-8 p.m. Steam driven engines, tract ors and trains will be exhibited outside the depot. Model t rain layouts and entrants from the Nassau County Record essay contest will be on display inside the Depot Annex. Several food vendors s erving a variety of cuisines are back and will be available b oth days. Book signings by local authors including John H endricks will be held on Saturday afternoon. T he West Nassau H istorical Society is a nonprofi t, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the preservation of Nassau Countys rich history and to the maintenance and upkeep of the historic Callahan Depot. Sponsors and volunteers are needed to help m ake this festival a success. F or additional information o r to be a volunteer, sponsor, or donor visit www.wnhsfl.org or call festival co-chairs John Hendricks or Emily Baumgartner at (904 Soup Train looking for a f ew good bakers Can you measure, stir, pour a nd set a timer? Because if you c an, you can become a baking t eam member for the Soup Train. The Soup Train is a program focused on pr o viding healthy meals to homebound seniors. In a par tnership with The Council on Aging, Barnabas Center and The Coalition for the Homeless in NassauC ounty, the Soup Train has been providing meals to homebound seniors since 2011. T eams of volunteers meet once a month at a qualified food pr eparation kitchen in Y ulee and prepare soup or desserts or breads and savory muffins. The food is then packaged, frozena nd on a weekly basis, boxed up and deliver e d to the Council on Aging. Volunteers from the C ouncil on Aging deliver the m eals to homebound seniors w ho are awaiting placement on the subsidized Meals on Wheels pr o gram or who need sixth and seventh day meals in addition to their subsidized meals. The Soup Train needs volunteers for both a dessert team and a bread team. The mealst hey provide help seniors to continue to live independently in their own home. If you ar e inter ested in cooking good nutritious food from scratch, meeting new people and hav ing fun in the kitchen, then please call Genece Minshew at 491-0185 or email gmin-s firstname.lastname@example.org for mor e infor m ation. Mobile food pantry March 27 Barnabas Center announces another mobile food pantry for March as part of the Hunger Coalition of Nassau County and Nourishment Network s col laborative effort to distribute fr esh food in Nassau County each month. The purpose is to make it easy for people in need of food to acquire fresh food products delivered to various sites through a collaborative effort of the Nassau County Hunger Coalition, Nourishment Network and other agencies, local chur ches and volunteers. Distribution of produce, dair y baked goods and meat begins at 11:30 a.m. on a first come, first served basis on March 27, in Fernandina Beach at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9A F RIDAY M ARCH 21, 2014 NEWS News-Leader C C i i r r c c u u s s c c a a m m p p Bodyworks, Fizikly Fit Kidz and Starshine Hoops will pres e nt Spring Break Circus Camp from 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m. March 24-28 at Bodyworks of Northeast Florida, 463646 SR 200, Suite 3 in Y u lee. Boys and girls ages 5 to 10 can walk the tight rope, brave the aerials, become a strongman, tame a wild animal or two or juggle hoops of fire. A$25 registration fee reserves your childs spot. For information call (904 NL/PSA Florida honors Burbank T ALLAHASSEE Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner a nd First Lady Ann Scott honored Floridas Heritage Month Award winners at a ceremony Tuesday night at Mission San Luis in Tallahassee. The 11th annual Florida Heritage Month Awards ceremony is part of a m onth-long celebration r ecognizing Floridians who have made contributions to the state in historic preserv ation, literature, folk h eritage, and visual and performing arts. Among those receiving Folk Heritage Awards was Billy Burbank III of Nassau County. Florida Heritage Award winners are uniquely talented individuals who preserve our states traditions and heritage while making Florida a tremendous cultural destination, said Detzner. By recognizing these great cultural talents and the a rts they represent, we hope to promote how arts and culture c an create economic vitality, enhance quality of life and instill c ommunity pride. Third generation netBurbank began making nets with his father and grandfather at age nine, learning by observation, custom and practice. In 1972, he joined the family busin ess, Burbank T r awl Makers, I nc., which his grandfather founded in 1915. His 1974 net design, the Mongoose, drastically impr oved on the standar d net that was used by most shrimp fishermen at the time and, in 2000, he r eceived the N OAA Envir onmental Her o A ward for his success at designi ng a humane and ef f ective tur tle exclusion device for the shrimp fishing industry. Thr ough his innovation and passion for traditional net-making, Mr. Burbank has brought national attention to Florida s First Coast shrimp fishing i ndustry and to Fernandinas m aritime heritage, the awar d stated. More information about the Florida Heritage Month award winners and Florida Heritage Month events at floridaheritagemonth.com. Burbank Helping kids love fitness HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader D awn Williams is a w oman on a mission to instill a love of fitness in kids. Armed with a bachelors degree in biology with special studies in anatomy, kinesiology and exercise science, the s elf-proclaimed science geek and fitness enthusiast is the d riving force behind Fizikly Fit Kids, a program designed to encourage movement in youth. I originally got involved in youth sports when my son started training with a local t eam. I volunteered as a coach, working with him and o ther kids. The more involved I became in coaching, the more I wanted to learn. I earned coaching certifications through USA Weightlifting and CrossFit. These certifications gave me t he opportunity to take my passion and turn it into Fizikly Fit Kids. Started in April 2013, classes are offered for kids from age 3 to 18 with an e mphasis on fun. The classes encourage m oving running, jumping, rolling, squatting those a ctivities kids are born to do but are discouraged from doing in a classroom, said Williams, who specializes in training and coaching younga thletes, successfully coaching participants in the S unshine State Games, AAU Junior Olympics, the National Y o uth W e ightlifting Championship and the National Junior Weightlifting Championship. Williams pointed out that t he number of children in the U .S. consider ed obese has q uadrupled in the last 30 years and children are battling diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, t ype-2 diabetes and heart disease. Regular exercise can prevent these issues and provide more energy, better sleep, increased self-esteem and improved memory and conc entration, said Williams. Parents are enthusiastic in t heir praise of the program. Carrie McCannell-Scruggs s aid, My husband and I are so thankful for Fizikly Fit Kidz. Our eight-year-old son is not really interested in team sports, like soccer, but t hrives at individual sports, like running. He took to C oach Dawns class right away and really loves it. F izikly Fit Kidz helps teach children that working out and exercise are not just important, but are really fun, too. We love the positive impact it h as made on our son. Fit Kidz Pre-K for ages 3-5 i s offered 11:15-11:45 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Bodyworks, 463646 SR 200 in Yulee. F it Kidz for ages 5-10 is o ffered at 4 p.m. Monday and W ednesday at Centred Yoga, 212B Centre St., or 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Bodyworks. Fit Teenz for ages 11-18 is held at 5:30 on T uesday and Thursday at the PeckG ymnasium, 516 South 10th S t. W illiams also offers strength and conditioning training for youth athletes, teams or individuals. Originally fr om St. Louis, W illiams shares her Yulee home with husband Jef f their children Spencer and Allisona nd furkids Murray C hristmas and Tiki. F or additional information, visit the website www.fiziklyfitkidz.com or call (904 4172. email@example.com PHOTOS BY BOSTON PHOTOGRAPHY Hampton Walker leads his classmates through hurdles during an outdoor exercise with Fizikly Fit Kidz, above. Coach Dawn Williams supervises a young athlete doing pushups during Fizikly Fit Kids class, below.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MARCH21, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached agreements with new flagship radio and TV broadcast partners for carriage of their on-air programming in and around the Jacksonville area. For the first time, Jaguars games and official team radio programming will be heard on 1010XL AM and 92.5 FM, the team's flagship radio partner. In addition, the games will be simulcast on 99.9 Gator Country. The TV programming, which includes preseason game broadcasts, will return after 11 years to WJXT-TV Channel 4, and in addition the preseason games will air in the Orlando market on Channel 4's partner station, WKMG Local 6. WJXT was previously the Jaguars' local television partner in 2001-02. "We're very proud to team with all of these partners 1010XL, 99.9 Gator Country and WJXT Channel 4 and WKMG and we look forward to expanding our radio and TV programming with them," Jaguars President Mark Lamping said in making the announcement. "Given the size of the Jacksonville market, it is critical that we reach all current and potential Jaguars fans. Our new partners will help us do that in Jacksonville as well as the surrounding region, including the important market of Orlando. "1010XL brings a broad audience of loyal listeners and avid sports fans, 99.9 Gator Country gives us greater reach with our game day broadcasts to an important new demographic and no TV station is more focused on Jacksonville and the local market than Channel 4," Lamping added. The partnerships are multiyear agreements and terms are undisclosed. "The Jaguars are the most important sports franchise in our city's history, and we are honored to become the flagship station and to be part of the team," said 1010XL General Manager Steve Griffin. "Everyone is impressed with the team's new regime, their dedication to the city and the fans, and the positive momentum coming from EverBank Field. We are excited about using our r esources to help the cause and to grow together in the years to come." The new television agreement calls for WJXT to air the Jaguars' non-national preseason games in addition to pregame shows, the Gus Bradley Show and other programs and specials that are mutually developed. The Jaguars expect to announce their preseason schedule next month. "We are thrilled to be growing our partnership with the Jaguars," said Channel 4 Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis. "As The Local Station, to be working more closely with the premier local franchise in Jacksonville makes perfect sense. Everyone at Channel 4 is eager to tell the stories of hard work going on behind the scenes to build the team both in the community and on the field. Stay tuned, we've got some exciting things planned." 99.9 Gator Country, which is owned by Renda Broadcasting, will serve as a promotional partner for the Jaguars and will simulcast Jaguars game broadcasts as part of a sixhour window on every Jaguars game day. The six-hour window will accommodate pregame and postgame shows in addition to the game broadcast. "99.9 Gator County and Renda Broadcasting are very excited to be a media partner with the Jacksonville Jaguars starting with the 2014 season," said Renda Broadcasting General Manager Bill Reese. "The Jaguars have a reputation in the NFL as a first-class organization from ownership, to management, to the coaching staff and players. Renda Broadcasting is proud to be affiliated with the Jacksonville Jaguars who are committed to not only winning but representing the city of Jacksonville in a very positive way. As their radio partner, we look forward and are committed to helping the Jaguars grow their franchise to the next level." "There's a lot of anticipation building in and around the Jaguars family as we embark on our 20th season," Lamping added, "and these new broadcast partners will help deliver that to longtime fans and new audiences throughout the Southeast region. We're working hard to grow our fan base, and we are confident that our new partners will help us achieve that goal." The Jacksonville Jaguars are kicking off their 2014 season ticket renewal campaign with an all-new, innovative experience for their season ticket holders. W ith the launch of their digital e-brochure allowing a seamless renewal process, as well as new stadium renovations providing five new exciting seating options and the season ticket holder rewards program Jags 365, this year's fan experience will provide a whole new level of service and excitement. "It was extremely important for us to put our resources and energy into understanding what fans want from the Jaguars, and what is necessary to support a sustainable NFL franchise," Jaguars President Mark Lamping said. "We conducted surveys, several fan forums and spoke directly with our season ticket members to identify what is most important to them. We also know that growing our local re venue is key to our success. "We are very excited about the stadium enhancements currently under construction and the positive impact it will have on our fans' game day experience. "Finding new, creative sources of revenue is also a priority and we are proud to introduce a number of new seating options for our loyal fans." V isit www.jaguars.com for information.TV, new radio broadcasters named by Jags ST MICHAEL ISLANDERS PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThe St. Michael Academy boys softball team hosted St. Patrick's Catholic School Tuesday at Joe Velardi Field for the season opener. The St. Michael Islanders defeated St. Patrick's 12-2. Sam Gray at bat, left, and John Bogush, above, at short stop for the home team. John Powell at third, below left, and Knox Richardson on the mound, below right. Patrick Magagnos at bat, bottom left, and Elijah Evans scoring, bottom right. B B e e l l l l a a m m o o n n g g h h o o n n o o r r e e d dDeclan Bell of Fernandina Beach was honored for his academic achievement the past year by the Pop Warner Football Association. Less than one percent of the participants in Pop Warner football receive this honor. Also receiving the honor but not attending the ceremony were Dominic Giannini, Keegan Gorham, Korey Kristensen and Spain Scott.K K i i d d s s f f i i s s h h i i n n g g c c l l i i n n i i c cThe Florida Wildlife Commission will offer a kids fishing clinic at Fort Clinch State Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31. Lunch will be provided. Visit www.MyFWC.com/fishing.C C o o a a s s t t G G u u a a r r d d d d e e t t a a c c h h m m e e n n t tThe U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 070-14-01from Fernandina Beach announces the startup of its Camden County, Ga., detachment. The detachment will meet monthly on the last Tuesday of the month at The River Club at Osprey Cove in St. Marys. The first meeting will be March 25 at 7 p.m. For information on the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Camden County Detachment, contact Harry Tipper at (912) 576-6659 or htipper3@ comcast.net. For information on joining the auxiliary contact Barbara Dunn at 2611889 or visit www.cgaux14-7-1.org. S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s sThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Com-modore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ameliaislandsailing. org for information.F F i i n n c c h h N N S S F F A A g g u u e e s s t t s s p p e e a a k k e e r rThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association will sponsor a special program presented by Larry The Fishman Finch as the featured speaker at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 26 at Kraft Ten Acresshelter house, 961023 Buccanteer Trail, Fernandina Beach. Finch has visited the club before and is always informative as well as entertaining. A former IFApro redfish tour open champion, Finch is also a regular contributor to Florida Sportsman Magazine clinics and First Coast Outdoors TV shows. His primary target these days is the elusive pompano. Finch is considered to be in the top one or two surf fishermen in the state of Florida. Enjoy his Angler on Foot presentation with members of the NSFA. Learn about Finch by visiting his introductory video on YouTube at http://www.you tube.com/watch?v=_ hQE5fcOCOI. Additional information and reservations are available on the NSFAwebsite, www.nsfafish.net. The Nassau Sport Fishing Associa-tion, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote salt water fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of SPORTS SHORTS BellSHORTS Continued on 11A
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, MARCH21, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader WWW.SECONDAMENDMENTOUTFITTERS.COMINDOOR PISTOL & RIFLE RANGE CONCEALED CARRY WEAPONS CLASSES NRA BASIC PISTOL & RIFLE CLASSES HANDGUN & RIFLE RENTALS GUN SHOP(904) 849-7593 85076 COMMERCIAL PARK DRIVE YULEE, FL 32097 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL T ennis April 1-2District 3-2Aat BollesTBA FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Baseball March 21YULEE*6:00 March 25Lemon Bay at Englewood7:00 March 26at Port Charlotte7:00 March 27Island Coast at Cape Coral7:00 April 1CENTRALCARROLL7:00 April 3TERRYPARKER6:00 April 4at Paxon6:00 April 8ST. PIUS7:00 April 10at Yulee6:00 April 11at Hiliard6:00 April 14at Atlantic Coast6:30 April 16BATTERYCREEK, S.C.6:00 April 21-24DISTRICT4-4ATBA District 4-4Agames FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Softball April 1at Yulee7:00 April 3WESTNASSAU6:00 April 7at Ed White6:00 April 8HILLIARD6:00 April 10EPISCOPAL5:30 April 14-17District 4-4Aat West Nassau YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Softball March 25BAKER COUNTY5:00 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Baseball March 21at Fernandina Beach*6:00 March 26ST. JOSEPH6:00 March 28at Suwannee6:00 March 31CARROLLTON, Ga.6:00 April 1HILLIARD6:00 April 4at West Nassau*6:00 April 10FERNANDINABEACH*6:00 April 11BALDWIN6:00 April 15SUWANNEE7:00 April 17ST. JOSEPH6:00 April 18FIRSTCOAST6:00 District YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Softball March 21-2Daytona Beach Slam March 25BAKER COUNTY7:00 April 1FERNANDINABEACH7:00 April 3at Ribault6:00 April 8EPISCOPAL6:00 April 14-18District at West Nassau FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Baseball March 21at Bishop Kenny6:00 March 24at Yulee5:00 March 25at Baker County6:30 March 31CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga.5:30 April 2FLEMING ISLAND6:00 April 7-11at Episcopal tourney YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Baseball March 24FERNANDINABEACH5:00 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL W eightlifting March 24Subsectional at West Nassau March 28at Baker County April 12Sectional at Baker County NASSAU COUNTYSCHOOLS Flag Football April 8FBHS vs. Hilliard at Yulee5:00 W est Nassau-Yulee6:00 April 15WNHS-FBHSat Hilliard5:00 Hilliard-Yulee6:00 April 22Hilliard-WNHS at FBHS5:00 FBHS-Yulee6:00 2014 SCHEDULES water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth related community and other civic minded activities. Contact President John Hartrich at 206-0817 or email@example.com.B B o o u u l l e e s s C C l l u u b bAmelia Island Boules Club holds petanque pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach courts at the south end of the downtown marina. Petanque (paytonk) is a cousin of horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game. The public is welcome. Call 491-1190.B B o o w w l l i i n n g g l l e e a a g g u u e e s sA senior league bowling is offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Nassau Bowling off US 17 in Yulee. The group also meets for Christian league at 6 p.m. Thursdays.B B e e a a n n u u m m p p i i r r e eBaseball and softball umpires can join the fastest growing umpires association in Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires Association. River City Umpires is currently recruiting men and women interested in officiating baseball and softball. If you live or work in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau County, contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or visit www.rivercityumps.com.T T h h i i r r s s k k s s c c h h o o l l a a r r s s h h i i p pThe Nassau Sport Fishing Associa-tion will once again be awarding the Johnny Thirsk Memorial Scholarship to a worthy graduating high school senior attending one of the high schools in Nassau County. Thirsk was a driving force in the NSFAfor many years, offering his services as a board member, tournament director and in any other way he could help out. He was a friend to all. When he passed away in 2005, the club initiated a scholarship in his memory. Thirsk believed in giving back to the community. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded directly to an outstanding graduating high school senior; it is renewable paid for two consecutive years for a total of $2,000 per recipient. All completed applications with all required forms and information included must be postmarked by April 20. The certificate will be presented at the recipientssenior awards program at their school. The recipient and their family will also be invited to attend a Nassau Sport Fishing Associ-SHORTS From 10A SEASON CHAMPSThe Yulee Basketball Association U15 Heat, below, completed a three-peat, winning its third consecutive championship in the 2013-14 season. The Heat includes, front row from left, Nick Kramer, Tyler Griffin, Jack Goshert, Gavin Gleason; back row, assistant coach Travis Roberts, Jordan Richo, Mitch Kozakoff, John Kasper, Sandy Ketchen and head coach Mark Gleason. The U12 Heat, right, repeated as season champion. The team includes, front row from left, Matt Stillwell, Jasmyne Roberts, Caleb Kasper, Jacob Casper, Aaron Denison, Chase Crider, Jacob Jackson, Jacob Cartrette, Alex Bowen and Joe Bedell-Murray; back row, coaches Julian Roberts, Jay Denison and Mark Bowen. Magic, below right, won the U10 division. The team includes Thailen Mitchell, Gabriel Jones, Nikao Smith, Jordan Garland, Josiah Evans, Marcell White, Josiah Rauls, Jaylen Register, Noah Almeida, Gavin Palmer, Makinley Mandigo, Head Coach Joe Evans III and assistant coaches Steven Mitchell and Shawn Rauls.SUBMITTED PHOTOS ation monthly social meeting as guests of the organization. Additional information including all necessary application forms, selection criteria and instructions for all submissions are available on the NSFAwebsite at nsfafish.net. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth related community and other civic minded activities. Contact Shawn Arnold at 556-5531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The official T-shirt design has been selected for the 51st Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. The artworks designer is Michael Barnard, an award-winn ing artist originally from Dayton, Ohio, who now lives i n Ormond Beach. The Shrimp Festival Committee is excited about this years design as it touches on various aspects which highlight the shrimp industry and Fernandina Beach, said Dawn Lunt, this years merchandise chair, in a press release. The press release did not reference the controversy over last years design, which featured a redfish. A graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design, B arnard combines traditional painting with modern digital technology to create works of original art. He has been a leader in the field of high-end custom digital design for nearly 15 years. He lives in Ormond Beach with his wife, Lori, and their five-year-old daughter, Alora. There will be two merchandise booths offering official Shrimp Festival T-shirts, t ank tops, tote bags, hats, aprons, ornaments and Tervis t umblers. One is located at the waterfront and will be open for the three days of the festival, and the second tent can be found near the corner of Eighth and Centre streets on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival will be held May 2-4 after a community Pirate Parade on Thursday, May 1. Then merchants in d owntown Fernandina Beach will hold a sidewalk sale all d ay Friday, May 2 until the festival officially opens at 6 p.m. that day. The Kids Fun Zone opens that Friday evening, and all of the food, sponsors and exhibitors booths located at the waterfront will be open. Entertainment will l ast until 10:30 p.m. with live music, the Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant and a Pirate Invasion followed by a fireworks show. Saturday, May 3 the fully juried art show opens with over 300 artisans competing for over $7,500 in cash awards. T here will be fine arts and crafts, over 50 antique dealers, contests throughout the festival for kids of all ages, live musical entertainment, scores of playful pirates and the Kids Fun Zone with activities, games and food, including shrimp. Sunday, May 4 the festivals arts, crafts and antique booths remain open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the addition of the Best Decorated Boat Parade and the Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet at the waterfront. Admission is free for the entire festival. CRISTIN WILSON F or the N e w s-Leader C C hur ch wasn t in the usual place. Instead they met on the second floor of a nearby building. The original sanctuary was destroyed when an earthquake ripped through the pover ty-stricken island of Haiti in 2010. Pastor Doug Ganyo fr om First Pr esbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach said preaching at the small church last June when he visited the small island nation was an honor. e wer e mesmerized by their inspiring and very active worship, said Ganyo. Ganyo and a team of 17 spent several days with Jacksonville native Sherrie Fausey the founder of Christian Light School. A school with close to 300 childr en. Close to 30 of them also live at the school. Many ar e orphans, yet others ar e there because their families are too poor to take care of them. Five-year-old Magdala is one of those childr en. Her grandfather handed her over because the toddler was literally star ving to death. The Lord gave us the orphanage. I believe they ar e a gift from the Lord but they are a huge responsibility said Fausey. Once at Christian Light School, Ganyo taught the Haitian teachers a Bible study while other team members helped in the classrooms and assisted Fausey with many other projects. With several members who sew they tackled the sewing r oom. It was disor gan ized. There was cloth and supplies everywhere. But it was impor tant to get the sewing room functional. With the chur c s help, Fausey will be able to teach many of the older girls and the ladies how to sew. She believes once they have a trade theyll be able to take care of themselves. Which is a big deal because many in the countr y are illiterate and live on less than $200 a month. Fausey said groups like the one from First Presbyterian Church are such a blessing. They (shor t-ter m mission aries) can do pr ojects that the full-time missionaries cannot do by themselves. We have had groups come to do repairs, do construction, hold free medical clinics, hold free dental clinics, teach Bible studies, help in classrooms, give extra individual attention to childr en in the orphanage, teach par enting skills and more, said Fausey. Forrest Foxworth, youth pastor at First Presbyterian Church, said the best part of the trip for him was the people he met. My favorite par t about the Haiti trip was the r elationships that we for med. We have new friends. New people to share our life with, said Foxworth. He said they are already planning to go back next summer. Pastor Ganyo is also look ing forward to going back. While in Haiti he talked to people who believe things ar e going to get better in Haiti. Hes confident the tide is going to turn and infrastructure will be built. And he hopes to be a part of it. I saw a family living in a crashed-out car with a tarp. I saw them br ush their teeth. If they had a white dr ess it was pristine, said Ganyo. He said with God nothing is impossible, not even Haiti. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY M ARCH 21 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B ANSWER LAD Y Amelia Community Theatre will present The L ady W ith A ll the A n swers, starring Sinda Nichols, at 8 p.m. tonight and March 22 and at 2 p.m. on March 23 in the studio theatre at 209 Cedar St. All tickets are $15 and ma y be pur chased at ameliacommunitytheatre. org or by calling 261-6749. The show, by David R ambo, is dr a wn fr om the lif e and letters of advice columnist Ann Landers and written with the cooperation of her daughter Margo Howard. Email email@example.com for information. LATIN AMERICAN DINNER La Tierra Prometida (T he P romise Land) Church will host its monthly f undraising dinner from 5-8 p.m. March 22 Requested minimum donation for ea ch home made all you can eat authentic Hispanic mealf eaturin g de lectable foods from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico & Uruguay is just $7 to help them cover the costs of the food. All donations received above the costs of food will be used to help them realize their dream of purchasing the former Baptist Church they call home. Join in a wonderful time of food, fun and fellowship at 416 Alachua St., corner of Fifth and A la chua, do wntown Fernandina Beach. PANCAKE BREAKFAST Fernandina Beach/Yulee Relay for Life team Connies Crusaders will hos t a p ancake breakfast March 22 from 8-10 a.m. at Applebees on Sadler Road to r aise f unds in honor of Connie Ellertsons fight again s t cancer T his Celebrity Waiter Challenge will crown the winner who collects the most tips with Super Waiter br agg in g rights. W ait ers include J ourne y Chur ch M en s Pastor Ben Hall, Outreach Pastor Jonathan Mock, Youth Pastor Robbie Lewis and Small Groups Pastor Lance Jones. Tickets are $8 and a v aila ble fr om J oni Reid at (904) 556-6767, Elisha Mock at (904) 945-3887, or Jonathan Mock at (90 4) 7 53-87 6 5. For a $5 donation get a photo with the Easter Bunny. Relay for Life will be held April 5-6, beginning at noon on Saturday at the Yulee High School football field. SPRINGFEST CONCERT Expect the Unexpected when the warmth of Brazil gently envelops Amelia Island on March 31 with the guitars and vocals of the internationally-renowned Ass ad F amily when they perform at the A me lia I sland Chamber M usic F e s ti vals first SpringFest concert, set for 7:30 p.m. at Walkers Landing at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. T heir re per toire include s orig inal c omposi tion s and re workings of folk, jazz and Latin music. Tickets are available at www.aicmf.com or 2611779. The AICMFs Expect the Unexpected theme c ontinue s in Ma y with 1 3 performance s, including members of the Guarneri String Quar t e t cellist Zuill Bailey, folk ensemble Canary in the Coal Mine and the Brooklyn Rider String Quartet. Visit the website for details. O FF & O N T HE I SLAND A P HOTO HISTORYOF NE F AMILY AT T HE C UMMER PAGE 5B Help the river at cleanup Saturday T he 2014 St Marys River Celebration will be held M arch 22 from 8 a.m. to noon, followed by a celebration at White Oak Plantation for volunteers. Tickets will be issued that volunteers can be redee med for entrance to the picnic at White Oak and a comm emorative T-shirt. White Oak is located at 581705 W hite Oak Road, Yulee. During the four-hour c leanup, volunteers from four c ounties will scour the shorel ines of the rivers, lakes and streams of the St Marys River system, removing thousands of pounds of trash from the waterway and its banks. F rom its cypress and bottomland hardwood swamps to i ts salt marshes and mud flats, the St. Marys Basin provides h abitat for a diversity and abundance of animals and plants, according to the St. Marys River Management Committee website (saintmarysriver.org). The committee comprises r epr esentatives fr om the four c ounties that border the river Charlton and Camden in Georgia and Nassau and Baker in Florida. Beyond its impor tance as a home to numerous plants and animals, including deer, otters, beavers, raccoons, alli g ators, gopher tor toises, t urkeys and ribbon snakes, as w ell as a variety of birds and fish, the river played a prominent role in the settlement of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Beginning deep in the Okefenokee Swamp, it flowsa long a twisted 130-mile path i nto the Cumberland Sound a nd Atlantic Ocean only 40 air miles from its headwaters In the early ter r itorial days of Florida, schooners and sloops traveled the river, and in the late 1800s, steamers car ried passengers, car go and m ail along the river, which h ad become an active ship p ing route for the lumber mills along its banks. T o day, the river is a recreational jewel of fering hiking, paddling and fishing oppor tu nities. To register for the St. Marys River Celebrationc leanup, call Dean Woehrle at ( 904) 845-2806 or Keep Nassau Beautiful at 261-0165. Visit saintmarysriver.org to learn more about the St. Mar ys River PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE COLUMBUS FOUNDATION The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus ships, are docked at the marina in downtown Fernandina Beach for tours today through Monday. Morgan Sanger, above, is captain and project manager of the Pinta and Nina tours run b y the Columbus Foundation, headquartered in the British Virgin Islands. Sail into history For the News-Leader T he Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus ships, arrived Thursday afternoon in Fernandina Beach and will be docked at the downtown marina until their depar ture early Tuesday morning. The ships open to the general public star t ing today. The Nina was built by hand and without theu se of power tools and is considered to be the m ost historically correct Columbus replica ever b uilt. It has a deck length of 65 feet, the beam is 18 feet, the draft seven feet and the sail area is 1,919 squar e feet. MAD PL A N TS AT GARDEN SHOW The Amelia Island Gar den Show April 19 and 20 in Central Park will include a new vendor Bonny Har r ell of MAD Plants. S tar ted in 2001, MAD stands for the thr ee H arrell children, Michael, Amanda and D aniel, and specializes in finding and gr o wing interesting tropicals that are well suited for Florida, both summer and winter. Meet Har r ell at a show so she can help you cr e ate a tr opical paradise. The garden show will feature nurseries and gr owers with a full assortment of flowers, n ative plants, tr ees, orchids, herbs, container g ar d ens and more as well as garden access ories and dcor. Garden show highlights include on-site exper t s to answer your questions, ARC, the birds of prey rehabilitation center, and the Picnic Bench Dining Court. A two-day pass for both Satur day and Sunday is $5. Admission for Sunday only is $4. Children under 12 are free and please, no pets. For details, visit www.ameliagarden.com, call 491-4872 or visit www.ameliafarmersmarket.com. SUBMITTED Heel-n-Wheel, craft b r ew fest to help Pir a t e Pla y g r oun d 8 Flags Playscapes fourth annual Heel-nWheel is set for Saturday, March 29 to support construction of the Pirate Playground F ernandina Beachs first community-accessible playground. This year The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida will match all funds raised by $2 for each dollar raised. So, every $1 equals $3. Register/check-in at the Main Beach Skate Park from 9-9:45 a.m. Each team should bring a decorated wheelchair or borrow one provided at the event. T eams will join in a 2-mile walk fr om the Skate Park to Atlantic Recreation Center and back. While at the Rec Center, everyone can check out progress on the playground. After the Heel-n-Wheel, the action will continue at Main Beach for the Slide Into Spring Music BREW Continued on 5B SAIL Continued on 5B
2B F RIDAY M ARCH 21, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS The St. Michael Academy Carnival takes place through March 23 in Central Park on Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach. Enjoy r ides, food and fun today from 5-10 p.m., Saturday n oon-11 p.m. and Sunday noon to 10 p.m. For information call 321-2102. The Amelia Island Museum of Historys next 3rd on 3rd St. presentation at 6 p.m. tonight will feature author Rob Hicks with his n ewest book, A melia Island (Then and Now contrasting images of iconic places in Fernandinas past with images from the present day. After seeing its golden age in the 1800s and early 1900s, Amelia Island slipped into a quiet slumber for most of the 2 0th century; nevertheless, the paper mills provided an important economic base that brought people and jobs to the area. Soon, people discovered the islands majestic beaches and growth followed. Resort developments arrived and the island became a vacation destination. This program is free for m embers and a suggested d onation of $5 for non-memb ers. Seating is first-come, f irst-served. Contact Gray at 2 61-7378, ext. 102, or g firstname.lastname@example.org. American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., will host a prime rib dinner on March 22 from 5-7 p.m. Dinner i ncludes prime rib, garlic m ashed potatoes, salad and r olls for a $12 donation. To-go dinners available. For information call 261-7900. Amelia Island Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR a ttics, emptying old trunks a nd raiding barns for treasu res. T his is a one-time event encompassing contents from many dif f erent homes will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kelley Pest Control Building, corner of South 10th and Lime streets. O rganizers will hold a m eeting to continue plan ning the FBHS Class of 1984 30-year reunion on March 22 at 1 1:30 a.m. at Ms. Carolyn s restaurant, 2120 Sadler Road. If you can join them, please do ande ither email or call Teresa W ilson at 321-6767 or teres email@example.com. The FBHS Class of 1984 will hold their 30-year class reunion on June 20 and 21. The Friday night event is a two-hour sunset cruise on Amelia River Cruises. P urchase tickets at a meliarivercruises.com for the 7 p.m. twilight BYOB cruise. Tickets are $28 per person. The Saturday event is a full dinner with a DJ and dancing at The Womans Club. Tickets are $50 per person. Please mail deposits of $25 per pers on made payable to FBHS Class of 1984 to Teresa W ilson, P.O. Box 16913, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. Nassau Boomers will host a Twilight BYOB Cruise with Amelia River Cruises on March 22, d eparting at 6 p.m. Enjoy your favorite beverage and listen to l ocal entertainers aboard The Bald Eagle catamaran. S eating is limited. Tickets are $28 plus tax. Mention Nassau Boomers when you buy your ticket. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Purchase tickets at www.amelia rivercruises.com. Call 261-9 972 for information. The ticket kiosk is located at 1 North F ront St. RSVPto Nassau Boomers@yahoo.com. Interested Boomers may want to have dinner afterwards. Nassau Boomers is a club for singles who are baby boomers to enjoy like-minded activities. T he sixth annual Nassau County Animal Expo hosted by Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA w ill be held March 29 from 1 0 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlantic Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach. There will be over 30 animal groups and vendors with special performances by the JumpinJax Flyball Club. F urry friends will be available f or adoption. ASilent Auction s ponsored by Trailer Park Collectibles has items for every budget. Pastry chef Noelle Almond and Desserts by Noelle will be featured at the Bake Sale. Meet Cats Angelsmascot Halo at the Kids Corner. Admission isf ree, but for every 5 pounds of d ry cat/dog food donated a t icket will be given for door prizes. All spayed/neutered and well-behaved leashed pets are welcome. For more information, visit www.nassauanimal.com or call Cats Angels at 321-2267. F riends of the F ernandina Beach Library Book Sale will be held April 3-5 in the Peck Center gym, 516 South 10th St., offering some 20,000 books in dozens of categories, CDs, DVDs, audio and childrens items, most priced from 50 cents to $2. Proceeds support theF ernandina Beach library. The preview party is April 3 from 5-7 p.m. for Friends of the Library members only Non-members may join at the door. Public hours are April 4, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and April 5, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For questions contact Annie Sparkle at 3 10-9290. Ride with the Sheriff on April 5 in the inaugural Motorcycle Ride to benefit Ark of Nassau. The escorted ride will begin and end at Ark, US 17 and Hamilton Street in Yulee. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Donation is $30 per driver/$20 per passenger u ntil March 20 and $35 per driver/$15 per passenger a fter. Lunch is included. Nonriders can enjoy lunch for a $10 donation. Enjoy live music, food, prizes and a raffle to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Register through March 20 by calling Candy Holloway at Ark of Nassau, 225-9355 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to Ark of Nassau and mail to 86051 Hamilton St., Yulee, FL32097. The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its monthly coffee on April 10. W omen interested in joining the club and who reside in N assau County (no matter how long they have lived here) are welcome to attend. For further information contact Lucy Bryan at (90419 or Lcybryn@sonic.net or visit www.newcomersofameliaisl and.com. T he 29th annual Nassau County Volunteer Centers Volunteer Awards luncheon will be held April 24 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center from noon until 1:30 pm. Awards will be presented b y the city of Fernandina Beach (the Elsie Harper a wards for service to youth, s eniors, community enrichm ent and social services), the N assau County Commission, t he Amelia Island/Nassau C ounty A ssociation of Realt ors, the town of Hilliard, the Rayonier Foundation, the Fernandina Optimist Club and the Greater West Nassau Chamber of Commerce. Tickets for a table of eight ($160 ( $85); business tickets ($35), a nd individual tickets ($15 m ay be purchased by calling the Volunteer Center at 2612771 or visiting www .volun teernassau.org. THEATER Amelia Community Theatre will offer a sevenweek acting course ons cene study and monol ogues, o n Tuesdays from A pril 15-May 27. T he course, which is geared for all levels, including beginners, will be taught by Sinda Nichols and limited to 10 adults age 18 and over for each session. The Tuesday afternoon ses-s ion will be from 2:30-5 p.m. a nd the Tuesday evening sess ion will be from 6:30-9 p.m. at 207 Cedar St. Tuition fee is $70. Sign up by calling the ACT box of f ice at 261-6749 or at the ACTOnline Store, www .ameliacommunitythe atre.org. For information cont act Sinda Nichols at n email@example.com. The GFWC Womans Club of Fernandina Beach invites you to join them for Swinging on a Star: An Evening of Oscar W inning Songs presented by the Voices of Amelia Musical P layhouse o n April 11 at the W omans Club of Fernandina B each, 201 Jean LaFitte Blvd. Enjoy heavy hors doeuvres with wine starting at 7 p.m. and the performance at 8 p.m. Cocktail attire. Tickets are $75 per person. Proceeds benefit the clubs scholarships for high school girls and library funds for Nassau County schools. Contact Carolyn Guerrin at 261-8356 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Amelia Musical Playhouse, Amelia Island s newest theater at 1955 Island W alkway will hold auditions for Stephen Sondheim s Tony Awardwinning musical, Sweeney Todd. Auditions are April 13 at 1 p.m. and April 14 at 6 p.m. Performances will be Oct. 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 31 and Nov 1. Auditions are being held early to permit weekly music rehearsals due to the complexity of the music. Roles are for males and females ranging in age from 15 to 60. The production is based on the original Broadway version, not the movie. Auditions for lead roles will consist of two minutes of one of the following songs: Worst Pies in London, PrettyW omen, Green Finch, Kiss Me, The Contest, Epiphany, or Pirellis Magical Elixir and a one-minute monologue of your choice. V isit Facebook and www ameliamusicalplayhouse.com. To schedule a private audition, email email@example.com before April 13. MUSEUM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information about downtown Fernandina and a good time for all. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the towns most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful tales. T ickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID); tour begins at the train depot in downtown Fernandina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org. Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the skill ful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday like clockwork and lasts approximately one hour. Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org for information. J J S S O O c c o o n n c c e e r r t t s s J acksonville Symphony tickets are available by calling (904All concertsa re in Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing A rts, unless otherwise noted. For information visit jaxsymphony.org, like them at facebook.com/JaxSymphony or follow them on Twitter @jaxsymphony. L L a a d d y y s s m m i i t t h h c c o o n n c c e e r r t t In 2014, Ladysmith Black Mambazo celeb rates over 50 years of joyous and uplifting music. Within their singing are the intricate r hythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. In those 50-plus years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual message that has touched a worldwide audience. The F lorida Theatre, 128 East Forsyth St., Jacksonville, welcomes Ladysmith BlackM ambazo on March 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $38.50-28.50 and available at the box office, b y calling (904TS, or online at www.floridatheatre.com. B B l l u u e e g g r r a a s s s s j j a a m m s s The Barn in Yulee, 850918 US 17, one block north of A1Aat the corner of Pages Dairy Road, hosts Bluegrass Jams every s econd and fourth Monday of the month. The next jam is March 24 from 6:30-9 p.m. Its f ree. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 477-7268. B B e e a a t t l l e e m m a a n n i i a a A A g g a a i i n n The second in the Alhambras new music c oncert series, Alhambra After Dark, March 20-23, Beatlemania Again relives the music, the magic and the mania of The Beatles live on the Alhambras stage. Beatlemania Again chronologically tracesT he Beatlescareer from their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, to their psychedeli c era and the release of the mind-blowing album, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club B and, to their last-ever live concert on the rooftop of Apple records in 1969. Pricing starts at $59 and includes dinner, show and parking. Call the box office at (904 or visit www.alhambrajax.com for tickets and information. S S t t a a r r s s t t u u d d d d e e d d l l i i n n e e u u p p A star-studded week in Jacoby Symphony H all begins with Preservation Hall Jazz Band March 25, followed by Jay Leno March 27. Then comes a blockbuster Jacksonville Symphony weekend with James Galway March 29 and Indigo Girls March 29. Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Jay Leno are presented by the Jacksonville SymphonyA ssociation, and are performed without o rchestra. The James Galway and Indigo G irls performances feature the entire Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. For tick ets and information, visit JaxSymphony.org or call (904 S S o o u u n n d d s s o o n n C C e e n n t t r r e e The Historic Fernandina Beach A ssociation (downtown merchants a nnounces something different for the kicko f f of this season s Sounds On Centre con cert series downtown. The first concert will be April 4, 6-8 p.m. at the corner of Centre and Second streets, featuring the Honey Badgers Band with an all Beatles show Bring your chair, dancing shoes and the family to enjoy great songs from perhaps the best-known band of all time. Come early tog et a good spot. The concert series is spons ored by a long list of local firms dedicated to the enrichment of downtown. The theme this season is Keepin I t Local. S S t t o o r r y y & & S S o o n n g g Don Henry and Jon Vezner have written dozens of songs together even winning a Grammy Award for one but have had separate careers until now. Their new duo, The Don Juans, backed by cellist Jeff Gilkinson, will perform at the next Evening of Story & Song, the popular concert series presented by First Coast Community Bank and hosted by Mark & Donna Paz Kaufman, on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Open seating begins at 6:45 p.m. at Burns Hall, St. Peter Episcopal Parish at Atlantic Avenue and Ninth St. Reservations are suggested: (904 415-1388 or firstname.lastname@example.org. B B i i g g B B a a n n d d B B a a s s h h The Amelia Island Jazz Festival s third annual Big Band Bash is April 19 from 710 p.m. in the ballroom at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Enjoy the Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-piece Orchestra, featuring vocalist Bonnie Eisele and special guests, in a salute to America s legendary big bands. AMeet and Greet the Musicians cocktail party begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a glass of champagne. The event also will auction an original piece of jazz art donated by Park West Gallery. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets are $75 and proceeds benefit the festival scholarship program. Purchase tickets at www .ameliaislandjazzfestival.com, the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road, or at the AIFBYChamber Of Commerce, Gateway to Amelia. Call (904 email@example.com. J J o o h h n n L L e e g g e e n n d d The Florida Theatre, 128 East Forsyth St., downtown Jacksonville, presents John Legend at 8 p.m. April 30. T ickets are $41 to $71 and are available at the box office, by calling (904 TS, or at T icketmaster. V isit www .floridatheatre.com. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d T he Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired andc urrent music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college. I t welcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call band President Chuck B elinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s A melia River CruisesAdult BYOB Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at www.ameliarivercruises.com. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d T he Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdayS aturday from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Call 4327086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpubandeats for information on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspectswith Pam and Davis Turner. You never know who may show up and play. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash S t., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:3010:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family. Noc over charge. Call Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., prese nts Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 3212324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d H ammerhead Beach Bar 2045 S. Fletcher A v e. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at email@example.com. I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence H olmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons a nd Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday n ight at T he Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. thef irst Wednesday of each month. Musicians m ay sit in for one song or the whole night. J oin the mailing list by emailing beechfly firstname.lastname@example.org. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 1 17 Centre St., pres ents live music. Call 491-8999 or email email@example.com. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music T hursday through Sunday. Call 277-381 1, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit www.sandybottomsamelia. com. S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e Seabreeze Sports Bar in the Days Inn on Sadler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Shef field s at The Palace, 1 17 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 491-8999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae W ednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macys in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 610 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit www.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and T witter T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., presents DJ Roc on the deck Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith Fridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers Saturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-5711 or email email@example.com. Join them on Facebook or visit www .thesurfonline.com. Submit items and updates for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Per r y at sper r firstname.lastname@example.org. M USIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that ea ch r ow, column and 3-by-3 box contain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the W edne sda y B-section. W ednesday Mar ch 19 Solution O UTAND A BOUT
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY M A RCH 21, 2014/News-Leader Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass S aturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8:00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon D aily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6pm Tues Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt Rev.Jose Kallukalam Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 www.springhillbaptistfb.org CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHI nnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice...Y BC Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am S unday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm W ednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH Sunday Service . .10:30 am Bible Study . . . .9:30 am Wednesday Service...7:00 pm www.thebridgeflordia.cam 85031 Landover Drive Yulee, Fl 904.225.4860 In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6t hStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor D r.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults 261-3837www.first-presbyterianchurch-32034.org St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner of8th &Atlantic904-261-4293www.stpetersparish.org 7:30 am Service 8:15 am Breakfast 9:00 am Service 10:10 am Christian Formation 11:00 am Service Taize Service 2nd Sunday each month at6:00 pm Celtic Service 4th Sunday of each month at 6:00 pm BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John KasperPASTORSunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Nursery Provided www .blackrockbaptist.com Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. (904)277-4414www.ameliachapel.comAmelia Plantation / Omni Resort 36 Bowman Road Pastor Ted SchroderYou are welcome here! First Baptist ChurchFernandina BeachSUNDAY WORSHIP9:00 Life Groups 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM904-261-3617 FBFirst.com Traditional Family Worship . . . .8 am & 11 am (weekly communion at 8 am Contemporary Worship. .9:30 am in Maxwell Hall Sunday School for alll Ages. . .9:30 am & 11 am Wednesday Dinner (Aug-Maypm Discoverthe Difference atAmelia Baptist ChurchPastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-8527 WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL ENew Vision Congregational Church,U U C C C CWorship Sundays at 10:00 am96074 Chester Road in YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. 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Davis, a 1989 graduate of Fernandina Beach High School, plays the concerned neighbor of the Youngers, the family, living on Chicagos Southside, at the center of the plays plot. T he theater will provide a sneak peek of the play on Sunday during the worship service at the Greater Fernandina Beach Church of God, 305 S. Fourth St. Service begins at noon. The play runsM arch 28-April 6 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall, 5188 Norwood Ave. (inside Gateway T own Center), Jacksonville. Call (904) 765-7372 or Brothers 2000 at (904 w ww.ticketleap.com or www.stageaurora.org. LENT & EASTER EVENTS R ELIGION NOTES S S u u n n r r i i s s e e c c e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i o o n n F ernandina Beach First Baptist Churchs annual Easter Sunrise Celebration will once again be held at Peters Point, 1974 S. Fletcher Ave., on Sunday, April 20 at 6:45 a.m. Life Groups will begin at 9 a.m. followed by Easter worship service at 10:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1600 S. Eighth St. Visitors welcome and always made to feel like family . I John 4:10 This is real love not that we loved God, but that He l oved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away o ur sins. Join First Baptist in a renewed celebration of Christs love. For details see FBFirst.com. S S p p e e c c i i a a l l s s e e r r v v i i c c e e s s First Presbyterian welcomes all in the community to noon Lenten ser vices with Communion each W ednesday through April 9 in the sanctuary on North Sixth Street, Fernandina Beach. Join them for two dif fer ent studies on prayer on W e dnesdays in Jim Thomas Hall of First Pr esbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St., on Wednesdays at 12:30 or 6:15 p.m. Nursery and childcare are available for evening study following the family dinner at 5:30 p.m. Come and share a meal and fellowship. Questions, call 261-3837. Special Easter Events open to the community include: Palm Sunday on April 13 worship at 8:30 and 1 1 a.m. and an ecumenical gathering of congr ega tions at the Nassau County Courthouse on Centre Street at 10:40 a.m., ending with a processional to each church. Maundy Thursday, April 17 Worship with Communion at 7 p.m. A joint ser vice of First Presbyterian Church and Memorial United Methodist Church in Maxwell Hall on N. Sixth Street, followed by a per for mance of Exodus by Brad Sher rill fr om A tlanta. Nurser y pr ovided at each chur ch. For more infor m ation, call Memorial at 261-5769 or First Presbyterian at 261-3837. CommUNITY Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. North Sixth Street will be closed to traffic and filled with food, fun, inflatables and egg hunts. A total of 6,000 filled Easter eggs will be offered for gathering by children in age groups, as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny. The event is free, offered to the community by M emorial United Methodist and First Presbyterian. Easter Sunday, April 20, at First Presbyterian Church welcomes worshippers to break the fast at the annual Pancake Br e akfast served in Jim Thomas Hall following the Community Sunrise Service at Ft. Clinch. Everyone is invited to celebrate the resurrection in worship at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Nurser y available. Sunday School for all ages at 9:50 a.m. L L e e n n t t e e n n S S k k e e t t c c h h e e s s The Lenten Sketches by Joseph Martin A Cantata for Lent with full Chancel Choir and members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will take place April 6 at the Amelia Plantation Chapel at 10 a.m. This cantata focuses on the final days of Jesus life, w ith wor ds and music built around the frame of Gods Masterpiece of Grace. The opening piece of the cant ata invites the wear y pilgrim to come to the gar den, kneel and remember, and rest in the comfort of Jesus embrace. There are six pieces in this beautiful work, which carries the listener from the garden to the cross. Martin, the composer, suggests the use of visual ar t to enhance this cantata. T o that end, during the p erformance, images created on canvas and with c ameras depicting the scenes portrayed through the m usic will be r e flected on the walls of the sanctuar y A quote by Joseph Martin In the for w ard to the Lenten Sketches, Martin noted, Inspired by the life and message of Jesus Christ, artists in every medium have endeavored to captur e the magnificence of His ministr y among us. Fr om poets and painters to singers and sculptors, the h uman spirit has long labored to convey through a r tistic expr ession the deep, deep things of faith. So v ast is this gr e at myster y that no canvas can captur e it and no song can fully expr e ss its beauty and emo tion. Following the cantata, all are invited to the Fellowship Hall of the chapel for a reception and the oppor tunity to see the original works of ar t used dur ing the performance of the cantata. The Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36 B owman Road, just outside of the main security gate o f the Omni Resort. Call 277-4414 for directions. Find t hem on facebook.com/Amelia.Plantation.Chapel or visit www ameliachapel.com. B B l l e e s s s s w w i i t t h h t t o o i i l l e e t t p p a a p p e e r r When you see an item you need on two for one sale, please think of The Salvation Army Hope House and pick up two one for them and one for you. The items we need most this week are: 1) Peanut butter & jelly 2) Breakfast items 3) Canned soup 4) R amen Noodles 5) Canned Vegetables 5) Boxed Meals 6) Spaghetti & sauce 7) Canned Meats 8) Plastic Containers 9) Toilet Paper. Please bring your donations to 410 S. Ninth St. M M u u s s i i c c c c o o n n f f e e r r e e n n c c e e Dr. Frank Garlock will be the special speaker during the Music C onference at Bible Baptist Church, 820 South 14th St., Fernandina Beach. Garlock is the president and founder of Majesty Music, Inc., formerly called Musical Ministries. He and his wife, F lora Jean, started the company in their home in 1973. The same year the Garlocks began conducting music seminars around the c ountry. The MusiCollege seminars r each over 500 musicians each year. T he public is invited to join the Music Conferences. Service times are t onight at 6:30 p.m., March 22 at 3 p.m., supper at 4:30 p.m., and the second session at 6 p.m., and Sunday will be regular times. For information call 261-5457 or go to www.bbcfb.com. L L a a t t i i n n A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n d d i i n n n n e e r r L a Tierra Prometida (The Promise Land) Church will host its monthly f undraising dinner from 5-8 p.m. March 22. Requested minimum donation for each homemade all you can eat authentic Hispanic meal featuring delectable foods fr om Mexico, El S alvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico & U ruguay is just $7 to help them cover t he costs of the food. All donations received above the costs of food will be used to help them realize their dream of purchasing the former Baptist Church they call home. Join us at 416 Alachua St., cor ner of Fifth and Alachua, downtown Fer nandina B each. U U n n i i t t y y s s e e r r v v i i c c e e s s Unity Isle of Light will hold Sunday services March 23 at 10 a.m. Services are held on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at the American Beach Community Center 1600 Julia St. on Amelia Island. The March 23 s ervice will include Marcia Brown, s piritual leader and coor dinator speak i ng on the 5th Unity Spiritual Law of Prosperity, which is part of the Law of Attraction. She will delve into the topics of honoring our earthly commitments based on honesty justice and the spirit of cooperation. All ser vices include meditation, prayer and singing. Childr en ar e welcomed and e ncouraged. Come hear about the new w eekday evening book group offered b y Unity Isle of Light. Unity Isle of Light is a star t -up spiritual community on Amelia Island with a positive, practical and progressive appr oach to Christianity. It is a welcoming, energetic and engaging spiritual community. The American Beach C ommunity Center is ADA compliant. To learn more contact Marcia Brown at 415-0822. C C e e l l t t i i c c s s e e r r v v i i c c e e S t. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., invites the community to i ts Celtic Service held the fourth Sunday of each month. This is a peaceful, candlelit, music-filled experience with time for reflection and contemplation. The service begins at 6 p.m. and i ncludes Celtic music, a thought-provoking reading, Holy Communion and t ime to collect your thoughts for the coming week. Consider attending on M arch 23. Contact the church office at 261-4293 or stpetersparish.org. B B l l a a c c k k r r o o c c k k c c e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i o o n n Join Blackrock Baptist Church, 9 6362 Blackrock Road, Yulee, as it welcomes its new Pastor John Kasper and h is family on March 23 at the 10:30 a.m. service. The event coincides with H igh Sunday School Attendance Day. Kasper has been a local resident for many years. He attended Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated in 1998. Contact the church a t 261-6220. F F o o u u n n d d e e r r s s D D a a y y Nassauvilles Prince AME Church will celebrate Founders Day and its church anniversary at 4 p.m. March 2 3. The community is invited to wors hip with them for this historic occas ion. The Rev. Godfrey Taylor, pastor. Bro. Charles Ll. Albert, Pro Tem. T T u u e e s s d d a a y y w w o o r r s s h h i i p p Maj. Thomas McWilliams, Area Commander, will share the Gospel message at the Tuesday Worship S ervice on March 25 at noon at the S alvation Army Hope House. For more i nformation, call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope House, located at 410 S. Ninth St. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y m m e e a a l l Springhill Baptist Church on Old Nassauville Road will host a community meal on Mar ch 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. a t the church, 941017 Old Nassauville R oad. For infor m ation call 261-4741. S S h h a a b b b b a a t t s s e e r r v v i i c c e e The Jewish Community of Amelia Island will hold a Shabat Service on Friday, March 28. For informationr egar ding the time and location, con tact Deborah Price at 310-6060 or e mail her at email@example.com. B B i i b b l l e e s s c c h h o o o o l l Living W aters World Outreach Center announces the spring session of the Berean School of the Bible, for anyone wanting a more in-depth knowledge of Scriptur e. The spring session, Living Relationally, focuses o n the importance of a vertical relat ionship with God and a horizontal r e lationship with each other as was demonstrated in the lives of Paul, David and Abraham who wer e called friends of God. The class will meet weekly for 10 weeks on Sundays fr om 6-7:30 p.m. beginning Mar ch 30 at Living Waters W o rld Outreach Center, 96282 Brady P oint Road, one mile west of the Shave B ridge on A1A. Call 321-2117 for information or to register. The $20 fee is for materials. A certificate will be given upon successful completion of the class. Garlock
A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY M A RCH 21, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CLASS NOTES S S t t . M M i i c c h h a a e e l l c c a a r r n n i i v v a a l l The St. Michael Academy C arnival will take place through March 23 in Central P ark on Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach. Enjoy r ides, food and fun Thursday and Friday from 5-10 p.m., Saturday noon-11 p.m. and Sunday noon to 10 p.m. For information call 321-2102. C C i i r r c c u u s s c c a a m m p p B odyworks, Fizikly Fit Kidz and Starshine Hoops will p resent Spring Break Circus Camp from 9-11:45 a.m. March 24-28 at Bodyworks of Northeast Florida, 463646 SR 200, Suite 3 in Yulee. Boys and g irls ages 5 to 10 can walk the tight rope, brave the aerials, b ecome a strongman, tame a wild animal or juggle hoops of f ire. A $25 registration fee reserves your spot. For information call (904 D D a a t t a a B B u u s s t t e e r r s s The Northeast Florida Community Action Agency (NFCAA summer youth program has started the application processf or enrollment into its six w eeks computer and job traini ng skills program for ages 1416. Enrollment applications must be completed and returned by March 31 to the local NFCAA office, located at 1303 Jasmine St., Ste. 100. T his is the 29th year that N FCAA has hosted the summ er youth program in the seven counties it serves. During the six weeks the students will have the oppor t uni ty to set goals that will frame their paths to future success. This years program will run June 6 through July 25. F or more information cont act the NFCAA Nassau of fice a t 261-0801. Contact the main office at (904 T T r r a a i i l l L L i i f f e e o o p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e e Faith Christian Academy invites you to an open house for Trail Life USA Troop 555o n April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Trail L ife USA is a Christ-center ed o utdoor character development adventure program open to boys and young men ages 5-17. Boys will love the fun and adventure. Parents will love the commitment to a Christian worldview and moralc onsistency. Join them on the c ampus of Faith Christian A cademy, 96282 Brady Point R oad, Fer n andina Beach, just west of the Shave Bridge. Call 321-2137 with questions or find them on Facebook T rail Life T roop 555. W W h h a a l l e e o o f f a a S S a a l l e e Nassau County 4-H will h ost their four th annual Whale of a Sale from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. April 4 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5 at the Callahan Masonic Lodge, 45085 Frank Br ookins Drive in Callahan. There will be numerous vendors on site including new and gently used tr easur es, homemade goodies and on Friday night, spaghetti dinners fr om 5-7 p.m. to suppor t 4-H youth attending camp and other upcoming events. Contact the Nassau County Extension office to rent a table or for information at 879-1019. R R e e u u n n i i o o n n s s A reunion for students attending Y ulee High School reunion from 1941 to 1965 will be held on April 26 in the home of Richard Wilson in north Jacksonville. Social hour begins at 4 p.m. with enter tainment by John Springer. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Ticket cost is $15 per person. Tickets are available at Southeastern Bank in Yulee or by mail from Dalia Talbird, 86630 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee, FL 32097. For more infor mation call 225-5718. The Fer nandina Beach High School Class of 1979 will hold its 35th reunion June 2729, 2014, with the theme: Pirates Midsummer Dream. Cost is $25 per person and $40 per couple. Additional details will soon be available. Send check or money or der to Class of 1979 35th year Reunion, P .O. Box 16234, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. S S u u m m m m e e r r c c a a m m p p For information about summer camp at Fer nandina Beach Christian Academy, contact Shannon Hogue or Frank V acirca at 491-5664. Spots for FBCA camps are filling fast. Nonprofit updates anti-bully program The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. (MBF bullying, child abuse prevention education, and c yberbullying program, MBF Child Safety Matters, to adapt to todays rapidly evolving world of technology. The program educates and empowers elementary school students and adults with easy-to-use informat ional tools and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse and all forms of child abuse and exploitation. The researchbased curriculum targets students first through fifth grades and is offered at no cost to Floridas public elementary schools. Our department is proud to partner with the Monique Burr Foundationi n their efforts to prevent c hild abuse and bullying, s aid Florida Department of C hildren and Families Interim Secretary Esther Jacobo. We recognize the tremendous impact education and awareness can make in the fight against child abuse. M BF Child Safety M atters, which is part of the g over n or s Five-Y ear Strategic Plan 2010-15, is a research-based, primary prevention education curriculum reviewed and supported by respected education and pr evention experts. T he program meets the r equirements of more than 9 0 Next Generation Sunshine State Standar d s, the updated Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Anti Bullying Act and the Statute 39, the Child Abuse Prevention TrainingA ct of 1985. MBF Child Safety M atters was cr e ated with input fr o m schools to ensur e the pr o gram is prac tical, fun for students, involves parents and otherr elevant adults and is research-based from e xperts, said Lynn Layton, e xecutive dir ector of the M onique Bur r Foundation for Children. The Monique Bur r Foundation for Childr en has provided safety and child abuse education to thou sands of childr en with a g oal to ultimately educate e ver y child in Florida s elem entary schools. M BF Child Safety Matters is currently approved in 53 out of 67 counties in Florida, training more than 1,200 school facilitators and will reach more than 425,000 students by the end of this school year The Jacksonville-based nonprofit organization receives its financial suppor t through special events, grants and individual charitable donations, including Wells Fargo Foundation and Compass Consulting Group. For infor mation about this safety pr ogram, as well as bullying and child abuse pr evention, visit www.mo niqueburrfoundation.org. The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc., star ted by Edwar d E. Burr, president and CEO of Gr eenPointe Holdings, is a nonpr ofit or ganization with a mission to make a positive impact on the community at large, to create change in a familys life for the better and to give hope in the life of a child by pr oviding pr e vention education relevant to issues facing childr en. MBF Child Safety Matters is a r esearch-based, primary prevention education program, designed to educate and empower elementary students and allr elevant adults with infor mation and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse and all for ms of child abuse and exploita tion. MBF Child Safety Matters(tmocess of expanding statewide as a collaborative effort with the Florida Gover nor s Office, the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Depar tment of Children & Families. For information call (904 0210 or visit www.moniqueburrfoundation.org. SAMANTHA TALMON For the News-Leader Nassau Youth Leadership held an arts day la st month where its members were provided the opportunity to act as art crit-i cs by ranking art at the Island Art A ssociation gallery. A fter critiquing others art, they found themselves taking paintbrushes to their own canvases and creating their own pers onal masterpieces. A s the day progressed, the group visite d the new Amelia Musical Playhouse in F ernandina. While at the theater, they were given the opportunity to do improv and p erform mock auditions. The day was filled with learning how art plays a major r o le in our community, and how leadership goes hand in hand with arts. A special thank you to the Island Art g allery volunteers, Alexandra from K inderstudios and Mary Williams and J ill Dillingham from the theater for providing such hands-on educational prog ramming. Samantha Talmon is a student at Yulee High School and a member of Y o uth Leadership Nassau. SUBMITTED Volunteer Karen McFadyen from the Island Art Association gallery speaks to Nassau Youth Leadership students. Young leaders learn importance of art YOUTHS OF THE MONTH Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County take pride in recognizing two fine youngsters as Y ouths of the Month for February, 2014: Giovanni L eyva-Gonzales and Kyler V anden Heever. G iovanni is the exemplar of a nice kid. He is a pleasure to have as a member at the Roberts Club. At age 8 and in second grade at Southside Elementar y he does well in school and at home, helping h is mom in every way he can. H e participates in most club p rograms, and has discovered a talent for acting and singing in the Miller Fr e edom Choral Group and in the Drama Club. Giovanni also is ver y inter ested in spor ts, and plays on club teams. While he has a lot of time to decide on his futur e his ambition now is to play professional football or per haps have a career in law enforcem ent. G iovannis positive attitude a nd winning smile is sure to carry him to success. Kyler displays the charac teristics of an ideal young man at the Miller Club. In fifth grade at Emma Love Har dee Elementar y he is an A Honor R oll student, excelling in math, s cience and writing. He partici pates in school fund-raising projects and, when at the club, helps younger kids with home work during Power Hour. He took third place in the r ecent Fr eedom Essay Contest. Kyler cr edits the club with improving his scholastic skills and with helping him learn howt o be polite to others plus, m ost significantly, has given h im the inspiration to succeed. Although just age 11, Kyler expresses a mature vision of his futur e: that of inspiring youth in a teaching r ole, both in scholastics and spor ts. His intelligence, motivation andw illingness to learn will ensure t hat Kyler reaches his future g oals. Giovanni Leyva-Gonzales Kyler Vanden Heever Cotillion helps parents Dip Into Dancing The National League of Junior Cotillions, Nassau County Chapter r ecently held a Parents Dip Into Dancing for its cotillion par e nts. Par ents wer e invited to attend the last 20 minutes of the seasons final class for an opportunity to learn to dance the waltz with their child. It is the most special instructional class of the season. I am looking for war d to seeing par ents share a special moment with their child as they dance the waltz at the upcoming Black and White Ball, said Lynn Dempsey, director of the local Junior Cotillion. The National League of Junior Cotillions is an eti quette and social dance training program that involves thousands of students nationwide. For infor mation r egar d ing the program or how to register your child, call (904 556-2916 or email lynn. firstname.lastname@example.org. SUBMITTED Junior Cotillion students dance with their parents during the seasons final class. K K i i n n d d e e r r g g a a r r t t e e n n s s t t a a r r s s Kindergarten stars at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy celebrate Read Across America with their Lorax ar twork, left. SUBMITTED
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5B F RIDAY M ARCH 21, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader It was on the Nina that Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the NewW orld beginning in 1492, traveling more than 25,000 miles on the tiny ship. The Pinta was r ecently built in Brazil and is a larger version of the archetypal caravel, which historians consider the Space Shuttle of the 15th century. The ship deck is 85 feet in length, with a 23-foot beam, draft of 7.5 feet and sail ar ea of 3,800 squar e feet. The Pinta was built to accompany the Nina on her travels and offers a larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 40-foot air-conditioned main cabin down below with seat ing. The ship is also available for private par ties and char ters. While in por t, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, selfguided tour. Admission charges are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students 5-16. Childr en 4 and under are free. The ships are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No r eser vations ar e necessary. Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1787-672-2152 or visit www.thenina.com, click on ake a T our and fill out online for m. Minimum of 15 people required. Cost is $5 per person. No maximum. Email columfnd1492@ gmail.com. Like them at www.facebook.com/pages/c olumbus-ships. V isit theni na.com. and Craft Beer Festival benefiting the playground. For information, to register a team or make a donation, go to www.8flagsplayscapes.org. 8 Flags Playscapes and the city of Fernandina Beach will host the Slide into Spring Music and Craft Br ew Festival on March 29 to raise funds for the all-accessible playground. Enjoy music, craft brew tasting, food, cold refreshments, arts and crafts, fashion shows, a kids zone and more. Craft brew tasting will take place fr om noon-5 p.m. Live music will be performed all day long with Keller Williams closing the event fr om 7-9 p.m. T ickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. A limited number of VIP ticket ar e available for $50. Contact Jay Robertson at jr email@example.com or 7530001. BREW Continued fr om 1B SAIL Continued from 1B A RT WORKS A A r r t t g g r r a a n n t t s s Individual artists may a pply for funding through the Art Ventures fund of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida at www. jaxcf.org/apply (click on The Arts). Eligibility and guidelines are available on the webs ite. Deadline for all applications is June 5 at 5 p.m.P rospective grantees may attend an optional learning session. There is no cost, but registration is required. A link is www.jaxcf. org/apply. L earning session dates are: April 1, 4 p.m., The Comm unity Foundation for Northeast Florida Riverfront Confere nce Room, 245 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville; April 2, 3 p.m., Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; April 3, 1 1 a.m. at Flagler College, Markland Hall, 103 King St., S t. Augustine; and April 15, 7 p.m., Island Art Association, 1 8 N. Second St. (no registration required, call 261-7020 for details). Visual and performing artists are eligible to apply for g rants of up to $3,500. Contact Amy Crane at (904 or ACrane@jaxcf.org. A A r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Artist Bill Maurer holds sketch classes every Thursday at 10 a.m. Meet at Amelia I sland Coffee Shop, then have f un sketching around town. F ee is $40. Call Bill at 2618276 for more information. Maur e r holds watercolor classes Fridays from 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Peters Episcopal Church, Room 201. Cost is $210 for six sessions or a $40 d rop-in fee. Learn to paint in w atercolors with Maurer, author of Sketches of Amelia Island and Fer n andina Beach. Call 261-8276. V isit www maurerfineart.com. F F r r e e e e k k i i d d s s c c l l a a s s s s e e s s The Island Art Association E ducation Center 18 N. S econd St., offers free art classes for children. Upcoming classes include: Mar ch 29, Childr e ns Art, for ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden Middle School Art, for ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m., led byA nne Howden March 31, Afternoon Ar t for ages 6-12, 3:30-5:30 p.m., led by Anne Howden Classes are free with all art materials fur nished. Student must be pr e-r egister ed. Call the gallery at 261-7020. P P a a i i n n t t i i n n g g w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p s s The Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., will host Impressionist painter Elio Camacho with a workshop April 3-5 fr om 9 a.m.-4 p.m. titled Color Fee is $345. All levels welcome. Email elio.w firstname.lastname@example.org or call ( 510) 681-5640 and leave a m essage. Contact the Island Art Association at www.island ar t .or g or call 261-7020. A A r r t t i i s s t t s s B B o o o o k k s s A Longstitch Artist Sketchbooks with Painted Covers workshop will be held on April 12 at the Island Arts Education Center 18 N. Second St., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Make a multi-signatur e jour nal with your own painting on the cover: and some thing new: a recycled box cover as well. The binding is exposed stitch binding, also known as longstitch, with its decorative patter n on the spine. Needles, bookbinding thr ead, beads, cutting tools, paper and paint are part of the fee of $75. Contact Eliza Holliday at email@example.com or 556-2517. W W o o m m a a n n s s C C l l u u b b Fernandina Beach Womans Club is currently raising money to support t heir scholarship fund. Scholarships are presented t o senior women at Fer-nandina Beach High School and Y ulee High School during the May meeting. Eligible FBHS and YHS senior girls may pick up an application in the school g uidance office. Deadline for applications is March 27. A A B B W W A A T he Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the American Business Womens Association (ABWA) is offering a scholarship worth $2,000, f unded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educationa l Fund, to a female student who will be attending an a ccredited U.S. college, university or community/vocational school. Local applicants must be U.S. citizens; residents of Nassau County; attending college in August and currently have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants should contact Dawn Lunt at firstname.lastname@example.org with their full name and email a ddress. C omplete applications by M arch 31 at www.sbmef.org. A minimum of three eligible applications are required for the scholarship to be awarded. Visit www.abwa.org. E E A A A A s s c c h h o o l l a a r r s s h h i i p p C onsidering or working t oward a career in an aviat ion related field? Planning on obtaining a private pilots license? Primary residence in Nassau County? Fernandina Beach Experimental Air craft Association (EAA Chapter 942, will award its fifth annual Hughes HarperM emorial Aviation Emphasis S cholarship in the spring to o ne or mor e Nassau residents with an interest in pursuing a career or goal in aviation. Applications ar e at all Nassau County high schools, FSCJ-Nassau, or contact Calista Bestor at 261-3692.D eadline is April 1. F F r r i i e e n n d d s s o o f f a a v v i i a a t t i i o o n n Friends of Fernandina Aviation is awarding $2,000 scholarships to Nassau County public high school seniors who wish to pursue a course of study or vocationi n an aviation-related field. F or information and applicat ions visit fofaviation.com, or your high school guidance office. For information, contact Jim McCannell at 2615831. Applications must be submitted to your guidance of fice by April 4. K K i i w w a a n n i i s s C C l l u u b b T he Kiwanis Club of Fernandina Beach is accepting applications for its FloydLyon Memorial Scholarship. Any senior attending either Fernandina Beach High or Yulee High who has at least a 2.5 GP A and is looking to further their education by acquiring an associate s degree or a vocational/technical certificate may apply. The total scholarship award is for $3,000. Application forms and information are available at your schools guidance of fice. Applications must be submitted by the end of the school day April 7. P P i i r r a a t t e e s s C C l l u u b b The Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. holds a scholar ship essay contest for all Nassau County high school seniors. In addition to a col lege award, the Pirates offer an award for a student entering military service. Submit an essay by April 14 of at least 750 words on the subject of pirates or pirat i ng: past, present or future, with proper citations and refe rences. Students must be a full-time resident of Nassau C ounty. The college award is a check for $500 to $1,500 payable to their school upon acceptance, for tuition and/or books. The military service awardee will receive a check for $500 upon completion of basic training. T he winner(s the Pirates May 4 at the Shrimp Festival for a formal announcement, photos and awards. Visit www.Fernan dinaPirates.com. N N C C C C D D C C Applications for the N assau County Community Development Corporation (NCCDC Memorial Scholarship, William H. Peck Memorial Scholarship and the Rychard-Lottie-Annie CookS cholarship are now available at Fernandina Beach H igh School. The Cook Scholarship is also available at Yulee High School. Applications are available at Hilliard, West Nassau and Y ulee High schools. A pplications are due by April 18. For information contact your guidance office or call 261-4396 or 261-4113. N N S S F F A A T he Nassau Sport F ishing Association will award the Johnny Thirsk M emorial Scholarship to a graduating senior attending a Nassau County high school. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an out-s tanding senior. This is a r enewable, paid for two cons ecutive years for a total of $2,000. Applications must be postmarked by April 20. For details and applications visit http://nsfafish.net/Default.a spx?pageId=1774468. For information contact ShawnA rnold, 2014 NSFA Scholars hip Committee, at 556-5531 o r ashawnarnold@hot mail.com. D D A A R R a a w w a a r r d d s s The Amelia Island Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution annuals cholarship pr ogram is open t o Nassau County graduating s eniors. One outstanding student from each of the four Nassau County high schools will r eceive a check for $1,000 to help with their post-high school educational expenses. Applications andi nstr uctions ar e available at t he guidance counselor s o ffice. Deadline for submission to the guidance office is noon April 1. For information, contact the Amelia Island DAR Scholarship Chairman at 261-9455. M M u u s s i i c c s s c c h h o o l l a a r r s s h h i i p p D ave Turner Plumbing is a ccepting applications for the 2014 Dylan McCormick Memorial Music Scholarship. The scholarship is given in memor y of Dylan McCormick, who accidentally drowned in March 2012. His love of the guitar inspired his parents, Phillip and V alerie McCor mick, and extended family to offer this annual $500 scholarship to the college of the recipients choice. The scholarship is offered to Yulee High School seniors cur r ently in music. Applications are available fr om the YHS music department. For information contact Andrea Turner of DaveT ur ner Plumbing at 2773942. Applications may be mailed to Dave T ur ner Plumbing, 474390 State Road 200, Fernandina Beach, FL 32041. Deadline is April 30. SCHOLARSHIPS JACKSONVILLE The 12th Annual Nassau County High School Art Exhibit opened on Mar ch 11 at the Lewis Red Bean Building lobby of the FSCJ Betty P Cook Nassau and ran through Tuesday. This was the third year that the show was held at the Nassau Center after the nine previous shows were hosted by the North Campus. Instr uctors Kim Ar cher from Yulee High School; April Eason from West Nassau High School; Erica Dodge from Fernandina Beach High School; and Vickie Whigam fr om Hilliar d High School selected the works to be entered into the show. Mary Dumbleton, a librarian at the FSCJ North Campus, who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is an accomplished artist, judged the work. Seventy students displayed ar twork. T wenty-seven stu dents received Special Recognition for their r espective class medium, some r eceived mor e than one award (designated by their name with an asterisk for one award, two asterisks for two awards): From Fernandina Beach High School: Andrea Jones Megan Combs Lacy Kanobr oski Gwenyth Stromdahl Reanna Tipton Kenzi Por ter Emmilyn Potts Brianna Campbell Kyleigh Goodman Bridie Sheckells Sydney BuchananT if fany Hanson Micaela Preble Erika Pestana Nichole Cur r y Breanna Crews Dylan Kotkoski MacKenna Williams Cole Carter Mindy Sorensen Riley Hall Sarah Stone Teddie Lesoine Dr ew Henson Austin Mattes Katie Cunningham Katie Coleman Adam Nazzaro Alyssa Gleason Bella Hutchinson Jordan Lawing Fr om Hilliar d Middle Senior High School: Trevor Brock Emily Holmes Kayla Reliford Hattie Baldwin Jessalyn McMahel Daunyale W illiams Taylor Layden Levi Pr of fit Bransom Ar flin Brianna Bishop Alyana Shank Scotty McKenzie Kasandra Thompson ** Landon Howar d From Yulee High School: Megan Lewis Sarah Ramirez Megan T omlinson Brandi Vafiadis Tessa Bohn-Carmichael ** Christina Deon Enesynce Henning Katlyn Jeffries Philip Chery Maya Williams From West Nassau High School: Kristen Boohoo Lola ScottT aylor Bell Ashton Jacques Destiny Declaimed Mario Jankov Mackenzie Padgett Sienna Shop Mckenzie Kimes Samantha Page Samantha W aters Megan Hall Allison Dybalski Hanna Carpenter Garrett Arnold-Brown Halie Bell Kelly Geiger Brittney Blackman Courtney Smith Karissa Clark Student artists recognized at 12th high school show JACKSONVILLE The C ummer Museum of Art & G ar dens presents One Family: P hotographs by Vardi Kahana. This exhibition, on view through April 27, contains 31 photographs by Israeli photographer Vardi Kahana, which document four generations of her family. The point of departure for t he exhibition is the photog raph of my mother, Rivka, and her two sisters, Leah and Esther, said Kahana. Consecutive serial numbers are scorched on their left arms: A7760 A7761 A7762. Thus, in this or der they lined up in A uschwitz in the spring of 1944 t o be tattooed. They didnt k now then whether they would live to see the next day T o day all three live in Israel; they have 31 grandchildren, and two of them have 50 great-grandchildren. T aken as a whole, the series e xplores the impact of world e vents on the lives of individua ls and the evolution of a fami ly Hanoch Marmari, head of the Department of Visual Communication at Bezalel Academy of the Arts and Design, Jerusalem, said, Thec onsecutive numbers tattooed i n Auschwitz in the spring of 1 944 on the for e ar ms of the thr e e Jewish sisters from Hungary, have transformed fr om markers of the genocide to signifiers of rebirth. In comparison to the inmates led directly to the gas chambers and crematoria with no needf or identification, the tattooed w ere lucky. Thus, the most atrocious act of dehumanization in history has become, in Kahanas photographs, a moment when new life begins, of which she herself is a par t. It is the entire JewishI sraeli nar rative embodied in a single family my family, said Kahana. T o the big question of Jewish-Israeli identity, the photographs of my family provide a kaleidoscope of answers. In t he artists words: My mother Rivka Kahana, n e Greenwald, emigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1947. Her parents and two of her seven siblings perished in the death camp. The survivors immigrated to Palestine. My father, Aharon Kahana, like s ome of his brothers, fled prew ar Europe in 1939, emigrati ng from Czechoslovakia to Palestine. His parents and three of his 11 siblings died in Auschwitz as well. Some of the survivors immigrated to Israel; others went to the United States of America. Family cohesion was a s acred value to my parents and t heir siblings; a superior value, above all disputes over world view, ideology, or religion. The family ties were close-knit and infused with the sense of an existential necessity. It was an af finity that stemmed from the o ath, which members of that g eneration pledged to one a nother to meet after the war and set up their homes once again, close to each other. They arrived in Israel penniless, and everyone helped everyone. Those who immigrated first absorbed those who followed.A t every opportunity my mothe r and her sisters recounted t heir stories to us, how they r e scued one another during their stay in Auschwitz. This life-and-death connection con tinued to exist between them after they immigrated to Israel. We, the children, who absorbed this sense of deep kinship,s pent long holidays together ... i n the spirit of that same existential mission bequeathed to us by our parents. I started photographing my mother during my studies ... (and e d the documentary practice t o photograph my extended family as well: uncles, aunts, cousins and their of fspring. Four generations. The more I advanced in the documentary process, the bett er I realized that my family r epresents the very essence of J ewish-Israeliness. Documenting my relatives lives sent me on long journeys the length and breadth of the country, as well as overseas. ... My journey oscillated from left to right, from ultra-Orthodox realms to c ompletely Epicurean homes. In my childhood we lived in T el Aviv, very close to the beach. We spent long summer vacations with our cousins, playing childhood games on the warm sand. The same cousins, who in the meantime have raised a thir d and four th g enerations, now live in settlem ents in northern Samaria, at t he hear t of Hebr on, and in Judea. Not only have the ties between my cousins and me ceased to be an existential necessity, as were my parents ties with their siblings, but a political and r eligious gulf now d ivides us, often leading to an a ctual rift. Geography is m etonymic of that ideological chasm separating the dif f er e nt family factions: oday, when we are parents ourselves, the need for extended family intimacy has become dulled. I am certaint hat in the next generation this t ie will further lose the little left o f our par e nts pact ever -so-vivid during my own childhood. Is it the ideological gap that pushes us apar t, eliminating any chance for common ground whatsoever? Probably The Cummer is honored to be able to share Kahanasp owerful photographs with the c ommunity, said Holly Keris, chief curator at The Cummer. Although the photographs in this exhibition are ultimately about the photographers family I believe the story of triu mph, hope, tolerance, unders tanding and compassion both within a family and within a community is universal. For information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org. (CARDI KAHANA, COURTESY OF ANDREA MEISLIN GALLERY, NEW YORK. Vardi Kahana, Three Sisters, Tel Aviv, 1992, is among the photographs on view in T he Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens exhibit, One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana. The museum is located at 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville. The Cummer presents moving story of one familys history
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B B i i r r d d c c l l u u b b The Nassau County Bird Club will meet on March 22 at 8 a.m., rain or shine, for an outing at Egans Creek Greenw ay, located behind the Atlantic Recreation Center, 2 500 Atlantic Ave., and across the street from Fort Clinch S tate Park. The Greenway is on the Great Florida Birding Trail. It i s a dynamic landscape featuri ng salt marsh, hardwood hammock, a reclaimed freshw ater swamp and coastal hammock. Bring binoculars, field guide, bug juice, sunscreen, rain gear and water. For information call Carol W yatt at 261-9272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. T T r r a a i i l l w w a a l l k k J oin Walkin Nassau on March 25 for an evening walk along the Amelia Island Bike/Walk Trail from Peters Point on South Fletcher A venue. Dinner will follow. M eet at Peters Point at 5 p.m. t o sign in. For mor e infor ma t ion contact Jane Bailey at dnjbailey@ mindspring.com or 261-9884. N N a a t t u u r r a a l l i i s s t t c c l l a a s s s s Coastal T rader II, 2245 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach will host its first Island Education Series on April 1f r o m 4-4:30 p.m. for ages 5 and up with W i ld Amelia Junior Naturalist Program author Robyn Nemes presenting information on Crab Adaptations fr om the Seashore booklet. The cost is $10 and advance registration is r equir ed at coastal t email@example.com or by call ing Susan DeWolf at 321-6369. C C o o n n t t a a i i n n e e r r g g a a r r d d e e n n i i n n g g On April 2 at 10 a.m., Master Gar dener volunteer Carol Ann Atwood will conduct a Landscape Matters class on container gar dening f r om beginning to end, includ ing a handout of surrounding nurseries and plant identification. She will share color photographs with different plants and their cultural requirements. The session will take place at the Yulee Extension o ffice. The class is free and o pen to the public. For inform ation, see the Extension website at: http://nassau.ifas. ufl.edu/horticulture/landmatters/landmatters.html or con tact the office at 879-1019. G G a a r r d d e e n n S S o o c c i i a a l l Fernandina Mulch & Stone, on A1A just west of the Shave Bridge, will hold its 2014 Spring Garden Social on April 3 from 4-5:30 p.m. The fr ee event will featur e guest speaker Rebecca Jordi, extension dir ector for Nassau County and a UF/IFAS (Institute of Food and Agriculture Science) faculty member. Jordi will discuss proper tree planting and how to best recuperate from winter and get r eady for spring. Mike Brown and his Batch 501 team will provide mouthwatering bites and feature Batch 501s bloody Mary cocktail drink mix. Fernandina Mulch and Stone will a lso give away door prizes. Register online at www.fer-n andinamulch.com. P P l l a a n n t t c c l l i i n n i i c c On April 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Extension Director/ Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a Plant C linic. All county residents are invited to bring plant sam-p les showing problems in their landscapes. Problems w ill be identified and solutions offered. There is no fee for this service. For information call 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on duty F ridays at 491-7340. B B u u t t t t e e r r f f l l y y r r e e l l e e a a s s e e James Loper, landscape d esigner and owner of Reflections of Nature Garden Center at 3030 S. Eighth St., will give a brief talk about the different types of Florida native and Florida-friendly plants to attract butterflies at 1 0 a.m. April 26 at the center. Following the talk, butterflies will be released into the gard en. This free event is open to the public. For information c all 225-9915 or 491-8684. G G a a r r d d e e n n n n e e w w s s l l e e t t t t e e r r Nassau County Extension is offering a bi-monthly enewsletter for gardeners and homeowners. HorticultureN ews is free and will be emailed blind copy every o ther month. Your email address is protected; it is not p ublished in the email transmission. Horticulture News features plant and wildlife information, tips for a successful landscape and a monthly to-do list for your landscape. T o sign up for the n ewsletter, see: http://nass au.ifas.ufl. edu/horticult ur e /newsletter/newsletter .ht ml, or call the Extension office at (904 Master Gar deners ar e on duty Fridays at 491-7340. W W i i l l d d l l i i f f e e h h a a b b i i t t a a t t s s L earn how to attract butt erflies and birds and other d esirable wildlife to your gar dens and make your yar d a Certified Wildlife Habitat. T o schedule her pr e sentation, community groups and clubs should contact Bea Walker, a Master Gardener volunteerw ith Nassau County Extens ion Service, at bwalker105@ b ellsouth.net, or 321-2266. M M a a s s t t e e r r G G a a r r d d e e n n e e r r s s h h e e l l p p Need a horticulture question answered and cant wait until the next Plant Clinic? The Extension s website has m any questions and answers from Rebecca Jordis Garden Talk column, at http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/horticultur e/questions/questions.ht ml. Master Gardeners are on of fice duty on Fridays, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call 491-7340, or stop by the Yulee Extension office for help with your landscape questions. This is a free service to the public. J J u u n n i i o o r r N N a a t t u u r r a a l l i i s s t t s s Wild Amelias new Junior Naturalist Pr ogram is based on the model of the Junior Ranger program used in the National Parks and involves a mini-cur riculum of activities for children ages 7-15 to complete by exploring The Seashor e. This first component of the pr ogram is available at various locations, including the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center and Kayak Amelia, for just the $2 cost of printing. To review the Junior Naturalist curriculum, stop by the Atlantic A venue Recr eation Center or Kayak Amelia. Jasmine a nice vine for arbors Q: What is the vine I see e verywhere with the bright yellow flowers on it? JD A: The vine you are describing is most likel y Carolina jasmine, Gelsemium sempervirens, and a lso called Yellow jessamine or Carolina jessamine. T his vine is found in forest or natural areas in open woods and thickets. Carolina jasmine is native to the United States and found in most areas along the Eastern Seaboard. Although it can be weedy in an ideal environment, it is not invasive. The s unny yellow, tubular flowers will be in higher production in full sun, which is why the vine grows to the top of trees and shrubs it is seeki ng the most s un possib le. There is a doubleflowered cultivar called Pride of Augusta (sometimes known as Plena) which has a l onger blooming period. C arolina jasmine would b e a good vine to grow on arbors if the area received a good amount of sun exposur e All par t s of the plant are poisonous and it can be fatal if eaten. It can grow in cold har diness zones 7-9 and pr efers moist, well-drained a cid soils. Q: I would like to plant s ome plums in my yard but I am not sure which ones to buy CW A: The names of all University of Florida plum cultivars begin with the pr efix Gulf. These cultivars a re Japanese type plums ( Prunus salicina Lindl.) a nd h ave resistance to plum leaf scald (Xylella fastidiosa and bacterial spot ( Xanthomonas campestris). Fruit size is about 11/2 to 2 inches in diameter and fr uit quality is good. They ripen in early to late May. Gulfbeauty was r eleased in 1 998 and patented by the University of Florida, which is the tree we have in the demonstration garden in Yulee. Fruit color is dark reddish purple and the flesh is yellow with a gr een hue. The skin is sour, which is common in Japanese plums, but the flesh is sweet, sub-acid and firm when ripe enough to eat. The flesh clings to the stone even when soft ripe. Gulfblaze was released and patented by UF and provides a mid-season plum. Fruit are very firm, mediumlarge, round and semi-freestone, which means it is a lit tle easier to pull the flesh fr om the stone pit. Fr uit color is dark r ed to purple and the flesh is orange, sweet and sub-acid. Other plum choices are Gulfrose, Gulfruby and Gulfgold. Plums fruit better when planted with mor e than one type of tree so consider pur chasing two or mor e different types for cross-pollination. However, if you have a wild plum nearby, the bees will use it for cr oss-pollina tion. There are also some cultivars developed by Aubur n University that would work well in our area too and those tr ees have Au in the front of the name, such as Au-Rosa or AuRubrum. For more complete information check out the University of Florida publication: http://edis.ifas.ufl. edu/hs250. Q: I love pansies and I see t hem in the spring and fall here but which season is best? ND A: Pansy, Violax wittrocki ana, c an be planted in the s pring or fall when night t emperatures are 40F and day temperatures are 60F. So either season will work and pansies have been known to tolerate freezingt emperatures so they may last well into the winter for y ou. H owever, our summers a re too brutal for this delicate little flower to remain so we consider it an annual. Once temperatures start to rise consistently into the 70s it will be time to pull pansies out of the gr ound. Y ou can g row them from seed or purc hase them in flats fr om the l ocal gar d en center Either way, you are sure to be happy with the results of adding pansies to your landscape. Please cluster annuals in one spot as they may r equire more attention (water and fer tilizer) than most per enni a ls. Ther e is seemingly no limit to the variety of solid and multiple colors of this pretty little flower. The word pansy is believed to be derived fr om the Fr ench word pensee, which means thought or remembrance. Whether that is tr ue or n ot, it is a nice thought or pensee sor r y, I couldnt help myself. The leaves and flowers of the pansy are edible and are high in vitamin A and C. I have seen them used as decoration along the edges or atop cakes and even added tos oups and salads. In addition, the flowers have been used for organic dyes. Pansies can be susceptible to root rot so be car eful to pr ovide the plants with moist, but welldrained soil. Slugs and aphids are common pests so check your plants often for best management. Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS County Extension Dir ector for Nassau County and Nassau County Horticulture Agent III, is a University of Florida faculty member Extension locations are the satellite office at the County Building in Y ulee and the main Extension Office in Callahan. The UF/IF AS Nassau County Demonstration Garden is located at the James S. Page Governmental Complex and demonstrates best manage ment practices for Northeast Florida. Mail questions to Gar den T alk, c/o Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County Extension, 543350 US 1, Callahan, FL 32011. Visit http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu. firstname.lastname@example.org ISLAND MARKETS If you have been to the F ernandina Beach Market Place farmers market in the last year and a half, youve noticed how the market has changed, and how it has g rown. One of the things that has not changed, howev-e r, are many of the wonderful vendors you have come to trust to feed your family. One of our most popular booths is organized by Tommy King and Jane Honn, who bring seasonal produce and specialty treats like relish, chow chow, salsa, pickl es and relish to the Market Place each Saturday. Grown o n a family farm in Starke, Tommy King of Kings Kountry Produce may be best known in the region for his delicious strawberries, but with over 60 acres Tommy rotates his seasonal c rops to produce tomatoes, collards, turnips, kale, B russels sprouts, watermelon, cantaloupes, squash, cabbage, new red potatoes,p eas, beans, zucchini and the c olorful trio of Romanesco, cheddar and traditional cauliflowers. Located on Highway 301, they have a storefront, too, where Jane sells her homem ade jams like black and b lue, or strawberry and fig. S he also makes pumpkin b utter, apple chutney, dilly beans, pickled okra, pickled beets, salsa, honey, cane syrups, strawberry shortcakes and more. Always green minded, t hey not only bring healthy p roduce to Amelia Island, b ut they also encourage you t o recycle their glass canning jars, cardboard strawberry flats and those plastic pint ber ry cups by returning them to their booth during the far mers market each Satur day The Arts Market located adjacent to the farmers mar-k et and will be open this Saturday. Local saxophone player Gabriel Ar n old will provide entertainment, and the Special Olympics will be the featur ed nonpr ofit booth. The Fer nandina Beach Market Place far mers market on North Seventh Streeti s open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday, except the Satur d ay of the Shrimp Festival. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome.V isit Fer nandinaBeachMarketPla ce.com or call (904 8229. One of Amelia Islands newest events is the Fernandina Beach Arts Market, open the second and fourth Saturdays of each month fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m. between North Seventh and Eighth streets, next door to the downtown farmers market. Local artists show off their crafts at this outdoor market including fine jewelry, hand crafted furniture, stained glass, pillows, purs es, tie dyed apparel and other custom designed fab rics. You will find pet treats, dishes and accessories, as well as homemade soaps and candles, photography framed art, note cards and mor e. V endors Mar ch 22 include Riplaces, a shoelace alternative that permits you to say No to the bow Assorted elastic straps and ornamental stops hold your sneakers and other lace-up shoes firmly in place. If you have an active lifestyle, or have tr ouble tying your shoes, this booth is a must see. John Mateer is a local artist who specializes in glass fusion art. Using crea tive painting techniques and melting glass in a kiln under extreme temperatures lets him create individual works of art, recycled from used g lass that are made into spoon rests, serving dishes,b owls, jewelry and more. Another popular exhibitor is a wood crafter who designs outdoor furniture pieces painted with decorative wildlife scenes or vivid colors. You will also find creative frames surrounded in seashells and other natural p roducts. Every piece is a unique work of art that will s tart conversations in your home for years to come. The Fernandina Beach Arts Market has room for more vendors. Call 557-8229 or visit www.FernandinaBeachArts M arket.com T he very popular Proper Pie Company will be at the Amelia Farmers Marketa gain on March 22 with t heir iconic double crust savory and sweet authentic British and Irish pies. Dont miss out on their meat pies including their chicken shepherds pie and their sweet B BQ pulled pork. They also h ave some vegetarian pies l ike spinach and ricotta and v egetarian curry. One happy customer recently put it like this, Best meat pie I have EVER eaten this side of the Atlantic. Also at the market will be D eep Roots Meat, the only a ll-grass (forage p roducer anywhere on the i sland. The Platt family does things differently and those dif f er e nces ar e what set them apar t from any competition. The Platt family br eeds and raises their cows on their family far m, using only natural fertilizers, never antibiotics or hormones, andf eeding the cattle grasses, forages and hay that they bale themselves on their property. In other words, The Platt Family has control of their cattle fr om concep tion to your dinner plate. Minor can Datil Pepper will also be at the market. A2 0-year-old family business, Minorcan Datil Pepper offers a gour m et line of datil pep per products. The datil pepper offers a unique flavor described by many as a sweet heat. Their line includes hot sauces, marinades, mayonnaise, r elish, m ustard, barbecu sauces, vinegar, salsas, jams, and jellies. Coastal Shrimp will have fresh and local shrimp, flounder, grouper and more. Neals Kettle Korn features gour met Kettle Korn that is popped before your eyes. They also offer old-fa nd of Portland cement, perlite, vermiculite and peat moss. This mix creates a permanent, concr ete planter that is much lighter than classic concrete and the natural mixture encourages healthy plants by providing superior air circulation and drainage. The planters take on a beautiful patina as they age and the crevices become favorite spots for moss gr owth. The market also is in bloom with beautiful flower ing plants, bedding plants, colorful leafy plants, and greenery all at Ever Blooming Landscape. Sign up for the E-Mail Newsletter at www.ameliafar mersmarket.com. The market is open every Satur day fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. No pets, please. Call 491-4872 or visit www.ameliafarmers market.com. GARDEN T ALK Becky Jordi PHOTO COURTESY OF REBECCA L. JORDI Carolina jasmine can be w eedy in an ideal environment but it is not i nvasive. W ild A m e lia e v e nts Wild Amelia is now accepting online registrations for the Natur e Photography Classes and Ecotours of the eighth annual W ild Amelia Natur e Festival, May 16-18 at venues on and around Amelia Island. One of the photo workshops will be a Behind the Scenes Photo Opportunity at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. For a mor e in-depth descrip tion of the classes, instructors and locations, visit wildamelia. com or call Dawna Moor e, class coordinator, at 556-4880. Wild Amelia is accepting entries for the sixth annual Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest to r ecognize outstand ing photography that celebrates the natural landscapes of Amelia Island. The contest is open to adults and children, beginning and advanced pho tographers. Deadline for entries is April 4. Cash prizes will be awar ded. View the rules and download entry forms at www.wild amelia.com. Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. May 17 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center during the W ild Amelia Natur e Festival EcoExpo and Silent Auction. Entry forms also are available at the Fort Clinch Visitor Center, Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center office and all Wild Amelia W ild Nites.
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This position will include training with excellent advancement opportunities as well as multiple bonus opportunities.Toapply send resume to email@example.com. Help wanted at Fernandina B eachGolf Club. Positions open include server and line cook. Please contact M elanie Robertson at mr obertson@fer nandina b eachgolfclub.com orstop by in person. If You Have Lost Your Pet please check the Nassau Humane Society facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next to the airport (904N assau County Animal Shelter, 86078 L icense Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers license building (904 1 05 Public Notice ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it i llegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention tom ake any such preference, l imitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not k nowingly accept any advertising f or real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an e qual opportunity basis. If you believe that you may have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 t he hearing impaired 1(800 9 275. EMPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted A UTO TECHNICIAN E xperienced A uto T echnician/Mechanic needed. Multiple openings. No pie in the sky commission or flat rate. Steady income y ou can count on. F a x resume to (904 1852 Sadler Rd. ARTISTIC FLORIST is now interviewing for Part-Time Delivery Drivers and Set Ups Crew W e ekda ys and W e ek end late night schedule a v ailable. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Must have a clean driving record and valid driv er's license. Strong Organizational skills are needed. Please apply in person ready to be interviewed. Do not c all to pre-interview. 1430 Park A v e nue, F ernandina Beach RECEPTIONIST POSITION a v ailable in busy animal hospital. We are adding to our client service staff and are looking for a polished professional m ulti-task er who loves to engage with pets and their owners. We are seekinga motivated individual with exemplary organizational skills. Veterinary experie nce is not required, but is a plus. Applicants will be expected to learn a nd discuss basic v eterinary products a nd procedures. N o phone inquiries. P lease bring in resume. L aurel Oaks Animal Hospital, 5775 Laurel IslandP arkway, Kingsland, GA 31548. YOGA TEACHER WANTED Amelia Island Y oga Studio. Please call (904 335-0539. 2 01 Help Wanted JANITOR Immediate opportunity with Martex Services on Amelia Island for a reliable janitor. Work includes p olicing grounds in a resort community, cleaning common areas, trash removal, etc.. Full time -must bea ble to work weekends and holidays. R eliable transportation and clean driving record required. Experience preferred. Excellent benefits and c ompensation. FAX resume to 9042 61-0821 or call 904-261-5364. OFFICE ASSISTANT/TYPIST Fernandina. Full time weekdays. We are seeking a self motivated individual to join our staff. Position requires Excellent Typing Skills, Data Entry, and Customer Service. Candidate must be p roficient in Microsoft Office. Previous office experience required. Benefits include Health/Life Insurance, 401k, Vacation. Email resume with typing speed to NassauAsst@gmail.com EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Nassau Humane Society, non-profit, s eeks Executive Director. Full time s alaried position: Oversees operations, f und raising, capital campaigns; represents NHS in the community; flexible schedule, some eves/weeke nds. $35K-$40K. Education: Bachelo rs degree. Experience: Min. 2 yrs in management/ supervisory position; strong communication/public speaking skills; non-profit work; animal rescue o rg.; grants; computer apps, Excel, Word, etc. Send resume to: NHS Board, P.O. Box 16090, FB, FL 32035. Inquiries by email: price.la firstname.lastname@example.org Check web site: www .nassauhumanesociet y .com DENTAL HYGIENIST A friendly local family dental practice is looking for an e nergetic part-time dental hygienist. F lorida RDH required. Send resume to: a email@example.com or Amelia Gentle Dentistry, 1699 S. 14th St. #21, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700/wk. No experience needed. Local CDL training. Job ready in 15 days. 1888-368-1964. ANF P /T SALE POSITION 20-30 HRS S ales experience preferred. Bring resume & local background check to 1 116 S. 14th St., Fern. Bch. DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED for F e rnandina Beach gener al pr actice. E xperience preferred. 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EEO/AA, Veterans P reference Giv en, Drug Screening R e quired (RN lev el), Background Screening Required (FDLE and FBI Incumbent ma y be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an e mergency. O SPREY VILLAGE N ow Hiring M aintenance Tech 1 F ull time h ours, competitive hourly wages, g enerous PT O plan, Medical, Dental, V ision, STD, Life, 401K. Job Duties i nclude: Normal Home Maintenance, working on and changing out major appliances, pressure washing, preventive maintenance work, etc. Please apply on line: www -osprey village.com 2 01 Help Wanted SHIPPING & RECEIVING We are currently interviewing for a shipping and receiving clerk. Candidate m ust have experience with clerical duties as they pertain to record keeping with organized file manage-m ent and experience with Microsoft O ffice. Duties include unloading and loading of flat bed and container vans using lift trucks. Tracking and r econciling of purchase orders and bills o f ladings and maintain a clean safe w orking environment. Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years experience in a related work environment. A valid drivers license and dependable transportation is also mandatory. Starting compensation is commensurate with a detailed experience record. Company sponsored healthcare,d isability insurance with paid vacations i s offered. Contact Florida Machine Works (904 THE GOLF CLUBat North Hampton is looking for a part-time Golf Shop Assistant, Grille Server and Kitchen Attendant. Apply at the Golf Pro Shop. No phone calls please. Some golf or prior food & beverage experience preferred. 22680 North Hampton Club Way, Yulee. I SLAND HAIR CO. H air Stylist & Nail T echnician position available. Call Margie at 583-3336 or Phyllis at 7530363. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 HIRING COUNTER SERVICE & D AYTIME COOK for high volume r esturant. Please bring resume to Timotis, 21 N. 3rd St. Interviews will be scheduled based on resume. FRONT DESK CLERK/BREAKFAST ATTENDANT/HOUSEKEEPER N EEDED Experience preferred. Apply a t Comfort Inn, 76043 Sidney Pl. Y ulee. HIRING ALL POSITIONS Full or part-time. Turner Ace Hardware (904 261-5270. PART-TIME LIBRARIAN / MEDIA SPECIALIST NEEDED Amelia Island M ontessori School is seeking a Librari an one day a week, approximately five hours. Must have credentials to support the position. Please call (904 261-6610 or email Ph y llis Rouse at P h y firstname.lastname@example.org om OFFICE ASSISTANT Full time with benefits. T yping skills needed. Customer service and other general o ffice duties. Mail resume to 16766-G, F ernandina Beach, GL 32035. 2 01 Help Wanted REGIONAL MEDIA COMPANY is looking for an Advertising Salesperson. Ideal candidate will be a self-starter w ith a proven record of successful advertising sales. Competitive salary with benefits package. Submit resumet o: H.R., P.O. Box 16766-B, F ernandina Beach, FL 32035. MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN NEEDED Apartment experience a must. Apply at Marsh Cove-Somerset, 123H irth Rd., Fernandina Beach or fax r esume (904 DAYS INN seeking assistant housekeeper, laundry attendant, and rooma ttendants. Please apply in person, 2 707 Sadler Rd. No phone calls. REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturdays mandatory. (904 CDL-A TEAM OWNER OPERATORS $2500 lease incentive! Team dedicated routes. Great revenue & regular weekly home time! (888 I ndustries, nfipartners.com ANF EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVE RSe arn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. (843 / www .bulldoghiw a y .com EOE. ANF T RIM CARPENTERS & HELPERS Transportation and some hand tools needed. 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ANF AIRLINE CAREERS Begin Here Get F AA approved Aviation Maintenance T echnician training. Housing & f inancial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877 9260, www .FixJets.com ANF F ARMS & ANIMALS 5 02 Livestock & Supplies PAINT FILLY APHA 2 yrs old, halter & pleasure prospect. Must see, big girl. $1000/OBO. Call (904 5 03 Pets/Supplies FREE Dachshund/Bassett Hound Mix approx 2 yrs old, female, spayed & current on shots. Really sweet & g ood w/children. Call (904 M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales D AR ESTATE SALE Saturday only, 3/22, Kelley Pest Control Bldg., corner of South 10th & Lime St. 8am-2pm. Wide variety of items from many different homes. Rain or shine. E STATE SALE F inal 2 days, Fri. 3/21 & Sat. 3/22, 8am-3pm. 821 Simmons Rd., Fernandina. New items added,p rices reduced. No checks. GARAGE SALE Sat., 8am-12pm. 305 Bonnieview Rd. Twin over fullb unk bed. Armoire. Foosball table. Desk. Golf cart. Dining table and chairs. Much more. SPRING CLEANING/GARAGE SALE One price can take all, March 22nd. A ny leftovers or rain, also Yard Sale M arch 29th. See you on Amelia Circle. MULTI-HOME SALE Sat. 3/22, 8am. P arkway North, off Buccaneer/Amelia I sland Parkway near FB airport. F urniture, tools, decor, etc.! YARD SALE Sat 3/22, 8am-? 519 N orth 14th St. Chairs, books, clothes, m any items too many to list. Come & browse, and enjoy the fellowship. MARSH LAKES Fri. & Sat., 9am1pm. Mens shirts, guns, fishing, & t ools. Fenton glassware, barstools, ladies sz 9 shoes, mens sz 9 cowboy boots. 97145 Woodstork. No earlybirds
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O ffice Space Lease Full service office suites from $275 O ld School House 712 SF @ $750 C orporate Suite 1,000 SF reduced to $1,250 Retail Office 1 ,900 SF office condo now only $ 165,000 1 ,500 SF office condo now only $ 110,000 2 ,000 SF retail reduced to $ 315,000 just off CentreSt. C ommercial loans from 4.25% now is the time to buy!Amelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T : 904.556.9140 E : firstname.lastname@example.org PALMETTOWALKSH OPPINGCE NTER1200 square foot. $1600 monthly Including all fees. 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Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can bejoined for one,1,600 sq ft space, AIA next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +CAM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 r ooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $ 1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle House,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/mo.lease + t ax.Sale also considered. The News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 fbnewsleader .com 904-261-3696 M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales S ATURDAY, 3/22 96245 RIDGEWOOD CIRCLE, FERNANDINA Furniture, clothing, jewelry, s mall appliances. MARSH LAKES COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Fri. 3/21 & Sat. 3/22, 9 am. State Road 200 across from Piney Island. Come check out all the fabulous finds! SAT. 3/22, 8AM Lots of mens tools & books. 4433 Bean St., FB. (Parkway N orth). GARAGE SALE 96201, 96216, 96224 M arsh Lakes Dr. Thurs. Fri. Sat., 8am2 pm. 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Call (866 REAL ESTATE R ENTALS 852 Mobile Homes ON ISLAND 3/2 MH in park $200/ wk, $795/mo + dep. Utils avail. Off I sland R emodeled 3/2 house, CH&A, h orses OK, $1095 + dep. 261-5034 AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your R V to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. Ask about senior citizen special. (904 4BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE H OME on one acre located on Lil William Rd. $900/mo. + $900 deposit. (904 STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly o r monthly. Call (904 M OBILE HOMES FOR RENT 2 & 3 bedrooms available. For more info call Debbie at (904 852 Mobile Homes BLACKROCK AREA 2BR/1BA singlewide. $650/mo. + $400 dep. Service animals only. Call (904 YULEE Nice SW 2BR/1BA, $625/mo. water & sewer incl. Also, 2BR SW rentt o own available, $650/mo. Water incl. (904 2BR/1BA SWMH in Blackrock area. Service animals only. W/D. $700/mo + $700 dep. (904 8 56 Apartments Unfurnished N ORTH FLETCHER 2 BR/1BA upstairs duplex with large deck. New carpet, central air conditioner, freshly painted, washer/dryer, lawn care, water, g arbage, sewer included. $895 + s ecurity. Call (904904 277-4820. W HY RENT??? OWNWITH NO MONEY DOWN and pay JUST $653/mo OWN your brand new 3BR/2BA home at Cypress Trails. Builde quity, enjoy tax savings & pride of o wnership! Call now (904 x 7 Price: $132,652, 0 down, bal financed 30 yrs at 4.25% USDA fixed O AC, EHO P OST OAK APTS ( 904)277-7817 Affordable living located at 996 Citrona Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL. Rent starts at $597 per month. C entral a/c. 2 bedroom apts avail. i mmediately. TDD Hearing Impaired number #711This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Equal Housing Opportunit 8 58 Condos-Unfurnished 3BR/2BA IN STONEYCREEK U pstairs unit. 1700 sf. Washer and dryer included. $1200/mo. plus utilities. (904904 2953. If no answer leave message. 858 Condos-Unfurnished AMELIA WOODS 2BR/2BA upstairs. 1 blk from beach, many upgrades, pool, tennis, club house, W/D hookup.N o smoking. Service animals only. $950/mo + dep. Avail 4/1. 491-0112 AMELIA LAKES CONDOSLiving in Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos i n gated, lakeside community with 24/7 f itness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis & more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at just $749/mo! Call Tammy for our s pring special at (904 w ww.amelialakes.com 859 Homes-Furnished F ULLY FURNISHED, NON SMOKING for rent in Lofton Pointe. 3BR/2BA + bonus room & garage. $1350/mo. Call Anna (904 3 BR/3BA FULLY FURNISHED Newe r Home Community pool, 5 minutes from island, lakefront. Svc animals only. $1300/mo. email@example.com 8 60 Homes-Unfurnished 860 Homes-Unfurnished HICKORY VILLAGE 86250 Evergreen Pl. 4BR/2BA, separate living room, dining room, great room w/fireplace, 2-car garage, new carpet &p aint, window treatments. $1395/mo. (904 6 21 S. 10TH ST. 3BR/2BA house. $800/mo. + dep. No smoking. Service animals only. (904 SPACIOUS REMODELED VICTORIAN downtown, 2BR/2BA, large utility room. Pets OK. Upstairs unit. 603 S. 6th St. $1000/mo. (904 Y ULEE COTTAGE 2 BR/1BA, CH&A, fenced, separate storage shed. $725/ mo. First & last + $1000 deposit. A vailable Jan 1st. Call (904 A MELIA ISLAND PLANTATION F iddlers Bend. Intracoastal view. 3BR/3BA. No lease. Month-to-month. No smoking. $850/mo. Please call (904 VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information o n Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company PINEY ISLAND 3BR/2.5BA. $1,200/ m o. No smoking. Call (904 8 61 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. C all (904 Realtor, for special rates. 863 Office R ED OTTER CENTER 3 charming, a mple spaces. Safe, secure, private. C all Ben (904 S PACE AVAILABLE A melias premier b usiness address on Sadler Rd. From o ne office to an entire floor. Must see. (904 EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call( 904)753-4179. 864 Commercial/Retail RED OTTER CENTER 1050 sq. ft. Great visibility. Available May 15th. Call Ben (904 866 Wanted to Rent PROFESSIONAL WOMAN NEEDS unfurnished non-smoking house/condo o n island, 2BR minimum, w/fenced y ard. May 1st or 15th. (904 TRANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles 2003 NISSAN XTERRA 123,000 miles. One owner. $3,200. Call (9044 15-1269. 2002 TRAILBLAZER 4 dr., lt pewter, leather seats, 203K miles. Exc condition. One owner. Garage kept. $3,800. (904