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City plan to annex 24 acres draws fire A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader Fernandina Beach Commissioners unanimously approved the first reading of an annexation of commercial and residential property into the city Tuesday, despite several property owners and representatives speaking out in opposition. The area comprises 24.34 acres adjacent to South Eighth Street and Amelia Island Parkway, and includes the Gateway to Amelia shopping/office c enter, a Hess gas station, an electrical s ubstation and the 56-unit Somerset A partments. Developer Ron Flick had the most vehement objections to the annexa tion, telling commissioners he spent $380,000 to put in a sewer system for the commercial property when the city refused to do so during the propertys p lanning stages in 2001. (The sewer system and paid for by the development, Flick said. The acting CDD (in 2001 us that ser vice. ... In 2008, we wer e given notice by the DEP that the wastewater plant (we were using) was not properly managed. I signed an agree-m ent (with the city c ompassion for the businesses that w ould not sur v ive without the sewer service. e have a lot of owners that have changed, Flick said. In about 40 cases, ther e is not one annexation agreement recorded thats in play today. ... There is nothing in the titles earches. We were given a few days to make a decision (about whether to hook up to the city) or have Porta-Potties out in the parking lot, business owner Charlie Monr oe said. Is the city going to buy out our infrastr uctur e? Local real estate broker John Pulice said there are about 40 business own-e rs at Gateway to Amelia that are o pposed to the citys annexation. W e were turned down for sewer service (by the cityunk lines cost too much, Pulice said. We opted to go to Marsh Cove and basi cally had a cease and desist or der ... we built (the system maintained it over the years ... I would dar e to say that its the largest commer cial annexation (into the city a ll time. I encourage the city to move for ward with the residential annexation, Pulice said. That is a much simpler process. ... (Annexation have a substantial impact on 40 different owners. He added that most of the owners, if annexed, would be without r epr esentation becaus e they live CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 28 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY A PRIL 4, 2014 /18 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS fbnewsleader.com ANNEX Continued on 3A fbnewsleader.com $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................7B C OMMUNITY ............................ 6A 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 ......................................................8A S UDOKU ......................................2B I I t was a perfect Saturday morning at Fort Clinch State Park. When I entered the park through the front gate I was greeted by Chris, who has been working there for years but I had no t ime to chat. I had a mission to accomplish. I drove through the park and parked at the East Inlet parking lot near the fort and then set out on foot. It was morning, great lighting for photos and few people to get in the way. The only other people that were there was a solitary couple; he w as fishing and she was roaming nearby seeking seashells. Perfect. I wandered past the historic fort, snapping photos and admiring thel arge historic American flag flying in t he breezes above the ramparts. My a ttention turned to the seashore I was eager to see what I might find revealed by low tide between ther ock jetties. This is often a good time a nd place to find f ossilized shark t eeth. I climbed down a small embankment to the waters edge and walked slowly, head down, searching intently. Alas, n o dark triangular o bjects called my a ttention they rarely do. Im not skilled in this search but, hey, it doesn t hur t to tr y What I found instead was can nonball jellyfish. These globular r elatives of coral often wash up on our beaches. They have a mild sting that doesnt bother most people and mostly ar e just viewed as a minor n uisance for swimmers. But if you enjoy Asian cuisines you can pick them up of f the beach, take them home, cur e them for days in solu tions of saltwater and alum, dry them out, salt them and stor e them for future use. Its said that the dried prepared jellyfish, when soaked over night, makes a good low-calorie s alad that is most often served A sian-style with soy sauce, sugar a nd sesame oil, or stir fried with other vegetables and meat. At least one gr oup of Asian fisher f olk on Amelia Island have discovered this free treat and now and again are seen loading bucketfuls fr om our beaches. Good for them! I continued walking along the w ater s edge, watching ter ns diving i nto the shallows after fish, and look ing at the horses just visible across the sound on Cumberland Island, Ga. Occasionally a sport fishing boat cruises by but mostly it was just me a nd natur e a rar e event for sur e on a Satur d ay on Amelia Island. Soon enough I came to a lar ge r oped of f ar e a of sand, dunes and scrub with signs proclaiming the presence of nesting shorebirds. Least ter ns and W ilsons plovers often nest in this area this time of y ear. Their eggs are so well camouf laged that even experienced natu r alists like myself might get distract ed, not notice them, and step on them. Im happy to see the r opedoff area. These protected birds deserve a break and its easy e nough to skir t and continue walk i ng ar o und it. By now I was beginning to get hungr y but that was all par t of my plan. I entered the river campground from the shore and walked into the camping ar ea. And ther e they were, my camping gal friends, m aking room for me at the breakf ast table! For years, once or twice a y ear a handful of us r eser ve a camping site in Fort Clinch. Some gals camp over night and others, like me Perfect morning at Fort Clinch SUBMITTED A map of the citys proposed annexation of commercial and residential property adjacent to South Eighth Street and Amelia Island Parkway. ANG ELA D A UGHTRY News-Leader A resolution endorsing ferry service from Fernandina Beach to Cumberland Island (Ga. National Seashore was approved by city commissioners T uesday The national parks 10-year contract for ferry ser vice fr om St. Mar ys, Ga., is ending in August, and a local cycling association has been pushing for ferry service from both St. Marys, Ga., and Fernandina Beach in order to close a gap in the East Coast Greenway bike trail. Local tour boat operator Kevin McCarthy, who at one time operated a ferry service to St. Marys, Ga., is also inter ested in negotiating a contract with the National Park Service for the Fernandina/ Cumberland fer r y Cur rently, only a St. Marys businessman has a ferry contract with the National Park Service. McCarthy, who operates Amelia River Cruises & Char ters, said at T uesday s meeting that gateway communities prosper from being near national parks, and the parks also benefit from local promotion. The problem is, Fernandina Beach really hasnt been a gateway community, McCarthy said. He noted that he gets requests almost daily from tourists wanting to go to Cumberland Island, but he must direct them to St. Marys first. Coleman Langshaw whose family owns the his toric Gr eyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, which operates its own ferry to its property, said Fernandina Beach wanted to work along with St. Mar ys for the fer r y contract. I hope we can have some sort of economic triangle, Langshaw said. He also emphasized the fact that Cumberland Island National Seashore is a national rather than a state park. He noted a lot of businesses in Fer nandina Beach could benefit from ferry service to Cumberland Island, but were being discriminated against because of the concept that it is a state park. e have a great business already with Amelia River Cruises, Langshaw said. (McCarthy) is ready to run with this. It can be done from both locations. We want to be sensitive to St. Marys, said Phil Scanlan of the Friends of Amelia Island T rail, Inc. W ere not trying to steal their service ... we want to connect as a sister city. The National Park Service will solicit bids for the new fer r y contract later this year adaughtry@fbnewsleader.com City endorses ferry to Cumberland PHOTOS BY PAT FOSTER-TURLEY/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Longtime friends from Fernandina enjoy camping at Fort Clinch State Park, above, once or twice a year, as many locals do. They are, from left, Rhonda Pritchard, Bonni Anderson, Cindy Vaughn, Joann Rojek, Jean T aylor and Priscilla Puckett. Below right, fishers enjoying the beach at For t Clinch State Park with Cumberland Island, Ga., in the backgr ound. Below left, signs like this one and a r oped-off area behind the fort protect nesting least terns and Wilsons plovers. WILD Continued on 3A WILD W AYS Pat F os ter-T urley

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R R o o a a d d c c l l o o s s u u r r e e s s T he city of Fernandina Beach announces that Centre Str e et fr o m Fr o nt Street to Second Street will be closed on April 14 and will reopen on or befor e April 21. If you have any questions or conc erns call 310-3310. A sh Street from Front S treet to Second Street will b e closed on April 17 and will r e -open on or befor e April 23.If you have any question or concer ns call 310-3310. F F S S C C J J r r e e g g i i s s t t r r a a t t i i o o n n Registration is open for s ummer term classes at F SCJ. The 12-week summer s ession begins May 19 and ends Aug. 8. Ther e are also six-week A and C session classes and eight-week B ses sion classes. Contact Enr ollment Ser vices at 5484432. The Betty P. Cook N assau Center is located at 7 6346 William Burgess Blvd., Y ulee. V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival will again offer beer for sale at the r iverfront stage and food c ourt this year. They need volunteers. Incentives will be offered to earn income for your civic gr oup by covering one or mor e shifts. Shift times for ticket sales, checking ID and placing on wristbands can be scheduled for your convenience. Call Harry Harrison at (615 email Har r y at har r67@att. net to schedule shifts. B B l l o o o o d d d d r r i i v v e e The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 54 will host a blood drive on April 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Post, 626 S. Third St. The blood drive will be held in the meeting hall and all donors will r eceive a $1 of f coupon towards the S.A.L. fish fry being held that day fr om 5-7 p.m. Fish dinners are an $8 donation and include two sides, carry out available. All proceeds benefit veterans and the community B B a a g g t t h h e e B B a a g g A new local group, Bag the Bag Fernandina, has recently formed. Help them change the language used in stores to, Did you bring your own bags? rather than Is plastic OK? Join them at their next meeting at 3:30 p.m. April 5 at Sheffields on Centre Street in downtownF ernandina Beach. T T r r a a i i l l r r i i d d e e 4-H group, Juss Horsin Around, is will hold the sixth annual trail ride for charity Juss Horsin Ar ound for R.A.I.N. Humane from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6 at a newl ocation. This year they will r ide at the Florida Horse R anch in Bryceville. They have graciously opened up their beautiful farm and services for our club to have their charity ride. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Jennifer Hall at (9048 291. Lunch will once again c ome from Callahan Chicken and comes with your entry of $25 if you RSVP. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gar y W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6:30 p.m. April 7, 11, 15 and 23. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. April 12, 13, 19 and 20. For details and additional classes and information, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 gbelson@bellsouth.net. V isit www.TheBelsonGroup.com. A A A A R R P P m m e e e e t t s s The local chapter of the AARP will meet April 8 at the Council on Aging starting at 1 p.m. Stephen Jordan, administrator, and Chasta Fletcher admissions dir ector of Quality Health in Fer nandina Beach will of fer facts and information about their facility. Members and guests are invited. For information call John Megna at 277-2143. E E A A B B C C m m e e e e t t s s Andrew Clark will speak about envir onmental sustainability at the next meeting of the European American Business Club (EABC 8 at 6 p.m. at the Amelia River Golf Club. Clark has lived in many areas in the world to become an exper t on this topic and will speak about the thr ee pillars of sustainability and what they mean to the environment, your household and busi ness. Admission is $12 and includes food prepared by the clubs chef. There will bea n open bar and coffee, tea a nd soft drinks are also availa ble. Everyone is invited. To learn more about the EABC visit www .eabcnetwork.com. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 5:45-8 p.m. at the AmeliaR iver Golf Club. C C a a r r e e e e r r F F a a i i r r A Spring Career Fair sponsored by Florida State College at Jacksonville Car eer Development Centers will be held April 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the D-Building Courtyard of the NorthC ampus, 4501 Capper Road, J acksonville. It is free and open to job-seeking students and community members who can meet representatives from more than 40 local employers. Employers are still being r ecr uited. Other employers interested in recruiting employment candidates or of fering internships are encouraged to contact Alan Pasetti via email at apasetti@fscj.edu or by calling (904 O O p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e e Salvation Army Hope House will celebrate its sev enth year anniversar y Doing the Most Good serving its neighbors right here in Nassau County. An open house celebration will take place on Saturday, April 12 between 2-4 p.m. The staf f would love to see you or meet you for the first time. Come to 410 S. Ninth St., at the corner of Ninth and Date streets in Fernandina. 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 Y ulee office, 851035 US 17, for one week for free dental care for those without insurance. Medical, financial scr eening and appointments for clients will be held at the association on April 15 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on a firstcome, first-served basis. Patients must be 18 or older and must show up in person. Only clients that need fillings or extractions are seen. No teeth cleaning, dentur es or oral surgery provided. A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group for Nassau County meets the third Thursday each month. The next meeting will be held at the Council on Aging of Nassau County on April 17 from 2:30-4 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and everyone who has an interest is invited. For information call Debra Dombkowski, LPN, at 261-0701, ext 113. The University of Florida Extension Service, in par tnership with the Nassau County Health Depar tment and the American Hear t Association, is offering walking sites two days a week. You do not need to walk alone. Walk with Me is designed to have people to walk with. It is a great way to get out and meet new people while improving your health. Did you know that walking has the lowest dropout rate of all fitness programs? Its the simplest positive change you can make to impr ove your hear t health. Resear ch has shown that walking at least 30 minutes a day can help you: Reduce your risk of coronary heart disease Improve your blood pressure Maintain your body weight Enhance your mental well-being Reduce your risk of osteopor osis Reduce your risk of breast and colon cancer Reduce your risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2 There really are so many benefits for such a simple activity. For the month of April Walk with Me walking days and locations are: Mondays fr om 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Atlantic Recreation Center parking lot walk the Gr eenway in Fer nandina Beach. W ednesday fr om 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Edwar d Jones (small plaza Concourse in Yulee walk from Amelia Concourse and North Hampton Walkers of all ages and levels are welcome. Just show up with comfortable shoes and clothing. For mor e infor mation contact UF/Nassau County Extension Agent Meg McAlpine at 4917340. 2A F RIDAY A PRIL 4, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK M arie Maude Franks Marie Maude Franks, 84, of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at her home in the c are of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Born in Yulee, Fla., Mrs. Franks was the d aughter of the late Edward Preston Nicks and Marie Anna Thompson N icks. She was a lifelong resident of Fernandina Beach where she was a homemaker as well as a loving wife, mother and g randmother to her family. Mrs. Franks took p art in her community as a member of the Cotillion Club of Fernandina as well as the Ladies A uxillary of V.F.W. Post #1689 from Jacksonville as they held events locally. She was also an active member of her church family at First Baptist Church of Fernandina for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband of o ver sixty-five years, Leo H. Franks, in 2003, as well as her three brothers, Preston, Peyton and R obert Nicks, and grandson, Gordon Gordy Todd. S he is survived by her daughter, Judy A. Bounds of Fernandina Beach, Fla., three sisters, Nell Cook of Fernandina, Lillian McGlon of Callahan, Fla., and Geraldine Dyal of St. Marys, Ga., and by her grandson, Eric Todd of F ernandina Beach, Fla. The family will receive friends on Tuesday e vening from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. at Eternity Funeral Home in Yulee. Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from the First Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Overton, senior pastor officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the sanctuary. S he will be laid to rest beside her husband in Bosque-Bello Cemetery following the committal s ervice. Eternity Funeral Homes & Cremations-Nassau W illiam Thomas Harden Sr. W illiam Thomas Tom Harden, Sr., of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away Tuesday m orning, April 1, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL. M r. Harden was born August 9, 1934 in Folkston, GA and moved to Fernandina Beach 55 years ago. He retired from Container Corp. with 40 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Past memberships include: Florida HighwayP atr ol Auxiliar y Nassau County W ater Patrol, Kraft Athletic Club a nd various computer clubs. Mr. Harden loved computers, reading and NASCAR. He was a loving husband and devoted father. He was pr edeceased by two grandchildren, Natalie Harden and Lynae Harden; his parents, Robert Herman Harden, Sr. and Leatha Augusta Har den; a br other Rober t Herman Harden, Jr.; a nd two sisters, Mar gar et Roddenberry, Laverne H ickox and one half sister Mary Ruth Lee. S urvivors include his wife of 55 years, Ardath Harden of Fernandina Beach, FL; five sons, Tony Harden (Karen) of Zephyrhills, FL, Mitchell Harden (Bonnieales, FL, Tommy Harden of Fernandina Beach, FL, Lamar Harden (Janet unswick, GA and Dar r yl Har d en (Br enda) of Fer nandina Beach, FL; a daughter P enny Fender (Jimmie nandina Beach; f ive grandchildr en, Carla Har den, Jer emy Davis, J usten Harden, Mandi Bultman and Caty Stanford, six step grandchildren; Angela Pruitt, T a mmy Pr u itt, Kimberly Bedwell, Malisa Rembowski, Kaydi Newnam, Bryant Fender; six great-grandchildren; and numerous step grandchildr en, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Stephens Chapel at Green Pine Funeral Home with Pastor Ricky Knox officiati ng. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at thef uneral home. Interment will be in Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date. F or more information and to sign Mr. Hardens online register book please visit the Green Pine website at www.greenpinefuneral. com. Green Pine Funeral Home G ay P. Pratt Mrs. Gay P. Pratt, age 79, of Fernandina B each, passed away on Wednesday morning, April 2, 2014 at her home. Born in Binghamton, NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marguerite Norton Winant. Her family lived in Binghamton and she graduated from high school in Windsor, NY. In 1950, she met her future husband, Loren Hobart P ratt; whom she married in 1951. The newlyweds lived in New York until movi ng to Fernandina Beach in 1961. After settling in Fernandina Beach, Mrs. Pratt became a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday morning Greeter. For the past 40 years, she has been a Consultant and Representative for Avon Beauty Products. Mrs. Pratt enjoyed collecting anything with L ighthouses on it as well as cooking for her family. S he leaves behind her husband of 63 years, Loren H. Pratt, their three sons, Larry Pratt, Randy Pratt, John Pratt, all of Fernandina Beach,F L, and a sister, Delores Fischer of New York State. Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Burgess Chapel of OxleyHeard with Pastor Beth Fogle-Miller, officiating. Mrs. Pratt will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery. Her family will r eceive friends on Friday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home. P lease share her Life Legacy at www.oxleyh ear d.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Re gina Sherlock, Regina Jean Sherlock, 80, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Mar ch 30, 2014. She was bor n on October 31,1933 in Philadelphia. J ean graduated West Catholic High School for G irls in 1951. She was mar ried to John Stapleton i n 1953, and later married Maurice Sherlock in 1968. Jean was very active in the Charismatic movement in the Philadelphia area, and became a Eucharistic Minister for St. Barnabas Church. She was known among parishioners for her warm smile and her love ofs inging devotional songs. S he moved to Fer nandina B each with Maurice in 1994, where she became a daily attendee of mass at St. Michaels Church and a committed member to her new parish. She is survived by her four sons Larry, Alan, Jer r y & Frank. Funeral services will be held in Philadelphia. A Mass in Jeans memory will be celebrated at St. Michaels Church at al ater date. T o sign Mrs. Sherlock s online r egister book please visit the Green Pine Funeral Home website at www.greenpinefuneal.com. Green Pine Funeral Home DEATH NOTICE James F Jim Far r, 52, Fer nandina Beach, d ied on W ednesday April 2, 2014. 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this year, prefer to visit at mealtimes. For eating, it seems, is our main campinga ctivity. S o, I filled up on scrambled e ggs and ham and cheese, and home-fried potatoes and beer br e ad and sweet pastries of all descriptions all washed down with coffee and enough champagne and orange juice to add a little buzz to my walk back to my car a couple of m iles away There was one last stop I planned to make on my per fect Satur day mor n ing at For t Clinch. It was nearly 10:30 a.m. by now, just time for the nature walk at Willow Pond normally led by Carl Watson. I stopped into the for t to say h ello to Nancy, who was manning the gift shop and learned that Carl was not doing the walk this day a ranger was doing it instead. W hen I dr o ve to Willow Pond, however, I saw lots of cars parked ther e and gr o ups of youth campers alr eady lined up for the walk. So much for peace and quiet. It was now Saturday morning in full throttle at the park and I had no need for cr owds. C ontent with my solitary hike, replete with great food and cheer e d by my friend ships, I dr ove back home again. It star ted with a per fect m or n ing at Fort Clinch, but the day was still young. And, her e on Amelia Island on a Satur day ther e was no lack of ways to enjoy the r est of it! Pat Foster-Turley is a zoologist on Amelia Island. She welcomes your nature questions and obser vations. patandbucko@yahoo.com CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY A PRIL 4, 2014 NEWS News-Leader NOTICE TO PUBLIC CENTRE STREET ROAD CLOSURECentre Street (from Front Street to 2nd Street will be closed on April 14th and will re-open on or before April 21, 2014. Ifyou have any questions or concerns please call 904-310-3310.NOTICE TOPUBLIC ASH STREET ROAD CLOSUREAsh Street (from Front Street to 2nd Street will be closed on April 17th and will re-open on or before April 23, 2014. 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She a lso said the annexation creates an illegal enclave, andt hat the agreement with the owners did not have any lang uage about rezoning or reclassification of land use. The citys position is that the (annexation given in exchange for hooking u p to the (city sewer system, Garrett said.B ut, she added, the development already paid for its own s ewer connection and also paid a premium for services it was receiving. e feel that essential elements of law are not met, Garrett said. The issue with the Somerset property is that Mr. Alexander did not have notice, and had no way of knowing this was already in t he pipeline. C ity Manager Joe Gerrity s aid he had confidence in (cityf that all these issues have been looked at thoroughly. Basically, (the city you to the point where you could stay in the building, G errity told those in opposit ion. You got your sewer and n ow its time for you to honor ( the agr e ement). City Attorney Tammi Bach said later that new develop ments must pay for their own sewer hookups whether they are within the city or not, if n o sewer services are available. When this development first started, they (needed sewer service, Bach said. The city said no, thank you, for whatever reason, so (the developers) built a self-contained sewer system and it f ailed. ou have to plan this stuff o ut, Bach said. The fact of the matter is, we have an ordinance that requires that you sign an annexation agreement (when you hook up to city sewer lines). Bach said at the meeting t hat city staff would do research and respond to o bjections to the annexation at a later meeting. According to Senior Planner Kelly Gibson, the second reading of the annexation ordinance will be April 15, the next regular meeting of the c ity commission. Because the annexation comprises more than 10 acres, t he annexations land use and r ezoning ordinances will have t o go to the state for review, G ibson said, to return for a ppr o val at a later date. A General Commercial Land Use zone will need to be appr o ved for the parcel measuring 17.46 acres west of Amelia Island Parkway. A zoning change to High Density Residential will need approval f or the 6.88-acre parcel east o f the parkway T he citys Planning Advisory Board unanimously appr oved the annexation March 12. Commissioner Charles Corbett was absent fromT uesdays meeting. adaughtry@fbnewsleader.com I would dare to say that its the largest commercial annexation of all time. . It is going to have a substantial impact o n 40 different owners J OHN PULICE, REAL ESTATE BROKER ANNEX Continued from 1A A five-foot sea turtle sculpted in the sand near t he Seaside Park beach access off South Fletcher Avenue is the creation of illustrator Donna Brooks in conjunction with a retreat held here by Heart to Heart Publishing of Morganton, Ky. The sculpture was created for sand a rt lessons Tuesday by illustrators attending the retreat. People on the beach were mistaking the green sand art for an actual tortoise washed ashore, said Philana Marie Boles. HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER U NREAL County ponders budget options M ARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Nassau Countys top budget o fficer is recommending a 12step recovery program to help the county regain its financial health. And the first step is recognizing that there is a problem. Recovery is going to be a c hallenge and requires longt erm planning, said Budget D irector Shanea Jones. At a special budget meeting Wednesday, Jones offered county commissioners an overview of the countys money situation and the numbers look bad. Jones said the county rout inely spends more than it coll ects and her office is projecting a $10 million to $12 million s hor t fall in the budget next year For four total years weve been structurally imbalanced and that deficit continues to grow, said Jones. Your financial position is weakening. She offered the board five ideas to get the numbers backo n track. The first option was to cut s ervices. ouve done that, said J ones S he said staff has been r educed 18.5 percent over the last few years, maintenance and building projects have been deferred and energy savings ideas, from more efficient light bulbs to the paperless of fice, have been initiated. I think your belt is as tight a s it can go, said Jones. T he second choice is a deeper reach into the 1-cent sales tax. Do you want to use one cent to fund operations or use that for capital? said Jones, not ing that this plan generates up to $7.6 million. T he third choice is a 5-cent g as tax. But that only generates $1.5 million, said Jones. And, she said, it requires a super-majority vote, meaning that four oft he five county commissioners must sign off on the plan. O ption four is a tax hike. Jones said raising the propertyt ax rate by 1 mill potentially gene rates $6 million. We all know thats not realistic politically, said Jones. Thats why she suggested revisiting a special assessment for fire services of $217 per household. She said that plan generates $7.5 million. B oth Commissioners Danny L eeper and Pat Edwards said a t this point they favor user fees. But they didnt have much discussion about any of the ideas, asking to wait until the full boar d was pr e sent. Commissioner of W alter Jr Boatright missed the meeting due to a family emergency. I dont want to take anyt hing off the table, not until the f ull boar d is here, said Edwards. Its early in the discussion. The fiscal year starts Oct. 1, s o theres still about six months of discussion ahead. J ones has asked commissioners to consider the follow-i ng four questions as they d ecide how to balance the budge t for fiscal year 2014-15. Is it politically feasible? Is it significant enough to solve the problem? Is it consistent with the county s goals and objectives? Does it avoid negative side e ffects over the long-term? If the answer is no, revise t he plan, she said. The board meets again April 14. Clerk of Court and Comptroller John Crawford who believes the county budg et shor tfall to be much less has asked to present ideas for the upcoming budget and wantst o introduce an interactive works heet for the public to track the c ounty s spending plan. mmaguire@fbnewsleader.com WILD Continued fr om 1A JACKSONVILLE According to the Alzheimer s Association 2013 Facts and Figures report, African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer s disease, or another dementia than whites, but less likely to have a diagnosis. Many people dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimers, believing that they are merely a part of typical aging. While ther e ar e cur r ently no tr eat ments to stop or even slow the pr ogr ession of Alzheimer s, early detection and diagnosis can allow for earlier use of available treatments. Delays in diagnosis mean that African-Americans are not getting treatments when they ar e most likely to be ef fective at improving quality of life, as well as taking critical steps to educate themselves on Alzheimer s and establish support networks. The Alzheimers Association provides resources and materials including infor mation and issues that might be of concer n to African-Americans. As we continue to advocate for more research, programs, services and funding, we want to be sure that everyone we ser ve has access to all the infor mation they need to feel empower ed and confident in facing the many challenges that this dis ease presents, says CEO, Kay Redington. And, our 24/7 Helpline is available at any time for. Alzheimers Association 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimers 1. Memor y loss that disr upts daily life. 2. Challenges in planning or solving pr oblems. 3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure. 4. Confusion with time or place. 5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. 6. New problems with words in speaking or writing. 7. Misplacing things and los ing the ability to retrace steps. 8. Decr eased or poor judg ment. 9. Withdrawal from work or social activities. 10. Changes in mood and personality. For information call the association toll-fr ee, 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org. Re por t : AfricanA merican s ha ve twice the risk for Alzheimers

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Never should safety be undervalued. Unless you believe in reincarnation, this l ife is the one we have. Having said that, I sense that t he aggressive nature of auto recalls could be creating conf usion and, in some cases, unjustified concerns. Toyota just paid $1.2 billion in a fine to settle recall issues and GM is neck-deep i n a broad recall. Those we will call mega-recalls and t here is enough case history to warrant working towardss olutions. What my research showed this morning, March 31, is recall activity that is more frequent than we might imagine. So far today, there are two recalls: 119,140 Toyota A valons for an airbag issue and 9,816 Honda Civic 2014m odels due to possible tire damage during installation. There were two recalls on Feb. 28, six recalls on March 27, two recalls on March 21 and six recalls on March 18. That is 18 recalls in the 10 d ays. Are you surp rised at the amount o f activity? I am. This is happening in an environm ent where v ehicles are better t han ever, proven by the dwindling warranty work occurring on newer vehicles. Within the Department of Transportation is the NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety A dministration). The 2014 budget is $828.3 million, up$ 26.8 million from 2013. The increase occurs due to a requested staff increase from 533 people to 613 people. Process this as you wish, butI dont understand more people to investigate fewer manufacturers making better product. F rom a practical standpoint, it is easy to research y our vehicle for recalls at the NHTSA site or many others t hat appear when auto recalls are searched. Not a bad idea to do it. Many owners have open recalls or updates to handle. All manufacturers p erform updates to the PCMs (onboard computers) d uring the vehicles life. These are not recalls, buto ngoing reprogramming. Be aware of your vehicles needs of all kinds, including possible recalls and PCM updates. Sitting at a kitchen table in San Luis Obispo this mourning, but wanting to stay in t ouch. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and opera tes Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. rwkcar@aol.com 4A F RIDAY A PRIL 4, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK K EFFER CORNER RickKeffer Vehicle recall news Monkey BarrelChildrens Clothing & Toys C elebrating 18 years at The Spa & Shops904-261-0777 Zatie VendittiD aughter of Tracy Smythe The helpful place.Turner Ace Hardware2990 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904 www.acehardware.com Multiply your productivity and performance with multi-tasking tools from STIHL These versatile tools feature dependable, hardworking engines and universal power trains that accept a variety of interchangeable attachments. i i s s t t h h e e # # 1 1 s s e e l l l l i i n n g g b b r r a a n n d d o o f f g g a a s s o o l l i i n n e e p p o o w w e e r r e e d d e e q q u u i i p p m m e e n n t t i i n n A A m m e e r r i i c c a a Please Call:321.0626www .domesticdesignsinc.com FREE ESTIMATESLicensed Insured CCC1325504 CBC059801 N a s s a u C o u n t y s F i r s t C h o i c e Proudly Serving Nassau County Since 2001Locally owned & operatedA A s s a a n n O O w w e e n n s s C C o o r r n n i i n n g g P P r r e e f f e e r r r r e e d d C C o o n n t t r r a a c c t t o o r r , w w e e o o f f f f e e r r E E x x t t e e n n d d e e d d a a n n d d L L i i f f e e t t i i m m e e W W a a r r r r a a n n t t i i e e s sD D o o mesti mesti c c D D esigns esigns R R oofing oofing S S h h i i n n g g l l e e s s T T i i l l e e M M e e t t a a l l F F l l a a t t Caroline MartinGranddaughter of William and Carolyn Dobrosky Monkey BarrelChildrens Clothing & Toys Celebrating 18 years at The Spa & Shops904-261-0777 Licensed Insured BondedAffordable Hourly Rates! Call for a Free Home Assessment 904.469.2273 Best Friends Companion Carewww.bestfriendscompanioncare.com9North 14 Street Fernandina Beach, FloridaA H C A R e g i s t r a t i o n 2 3 2 1 5 6 Companionship Incidental T ransportation Laundry Light Housekeeping Gr ocery Shopping Meal Pr eparation & Planning Medication Reminders Shopping and Errands Crisis Managment Bill Paying T otal Home ManagementWhen it comes to seniors, we do it all. You name it, we can do it. Thers more than monkey business going on at the Monkey Barrel in the Spa & Shops at Amelia Island Plantation. O wner Dina Martin offers a wide selection of items with little ones in mind. We carry a variety of clothes and toys from a round the U.S. and some European countries as well. Martin worked in retail management after college. When she decided to open her own store, she took business development classes to familiarize herself with the business side of retailing. Dina chose to open a childrens store because she enjoyed working in retail and being around c hildren. S he wanted to create a whimsical atmosphere in the shop using an animal that children could enjoy, soshe chose monkeys. W ith the help of family and friends, Monkey Barrel was opened in March1996 and itsbeen a source of fun and fulfillment ever since. s been great and my family loves to help me with unpacking inventory, merchandising and w orking/selling. Patrons will find clothing in sizes from newborn to size 10 for boys and size 14 for girls and a good s election of toys including puzzles, games, dolls, a ndcars as well as beach and pool toys, stuffed animals and arts and crafts kits. Business hours at Monkey Barrel are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visit with Dina and her staff Gwen, Kathy, Sally, Caroline and John William at92 Amelia Village. Check out their Facebook page or e-mail Dina at monkeybarrel96@comcast.net. Phone 261-0777Monkey Barrel MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader The final credits could soon b e rolling on the movie theater in Fernandina Beach. T he lease expires Nov. 30 and theater operators have not responded to the landlords requests for an extension. Ive called a couple of times a nd no, I havent heard back from them, said Tom Wheeler. I want them to stay Wheeler is co-owner of the s hopping center at 1132 South 14th St. where Carmike Cinemas operates the only movie theater in Nassau County. Carmike Cinemas has plans t o open a new theater in Yulee with 10 screens, stadium seating a nd concessions. A contractor picked up the construction perm it last week, though there is no evidence of building on the site yet. It remains a grassy field behind Murrays Grille at the intersection of A1A and Amelia Concourse. According to a review of the a pplication, Benning Construction Co. based in Smyrna, Ga. picked up the permit March 21 to build the $6 million theater. The permit application says plans call for a 35,386-squaref oot building rising 43 feet. The property owner is listed a s 30 West Pershing LLC based in Kansas City, Mo. Officials did not respond to requests for comment. If the theater goes dark, there will no longer be a movie theater in the city of Fernandina Beach. That would be sad, said W heeler. Once you lose a theater like this, its hard to open again. What would happen to the property when the theater l eaves? Wheeler said he thinks the space would be ideal for medical offices. The complex is located near Baptist Medical Center Nassau on Lime Street. I called Baptist, but no, t heyre not interested, said Wheeler. W heeler, who is based in Atlanta, said he and a local business partner purchased the shopping center 10 years ago for $6 million. The building has a total of 35,000 square feet. The theater occupies 19,000 square feet. Its in their court now, said W heeler. I want them to stay another three or four years. Or more. mmaguire@fbnewsleader.com Theaters future uncertain A PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWSLEADER

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L L i i b b e e r r t t y y D D w w e e l l l l e e r r s s Republican Congressional leaders and a cabal of colluding cronies will be meeting secretly on Amelia Island to plot with left-wing influence peddlers to silence conservative Tea Party candidates and e nsur e that status quo cor r uption continues. P r otests are planned at several locations around Amelia Island April 11-13. If you would like to make your voice heard contact Michele Kling at 556-6982 or e-mail libertydwellers@yahoo.com. e want to show up and stand up to let them know we know what they ar e doing and we do not approve, the Liber ty Dwellers stated in a press release. How dare Boehner and other leading Republicans collude with the left to defeat conservative candidates? F F a a i i r r T T a a x x Florida Fair Tax plans to hold a special rally to raise awareness about the Fair Tax from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Peck Center, Fernandina Beach The goal is to educate peo p le within the local communi t y about the benefits of the Florida Fair T a x. The Florida Fair Tax is a non-partisan effort to replace federal income and payroll taxes with a national retail sales tax. Or g anizers say this approach simplifies the process because it eliminates the IRS and the complex tax code. The Florida Fair T ax is a 5 01(c3 ganization l ocated in Ponte Vedra. Accor d ing to the gr oups flyer, membership fees start at $5 annually. Contact Larry Miller at 415-3142 for information. Week four of the legislat ive session started with the drive to Tallahassee onS unday afternoon. My children, Emily and Douglas, a ccompanied me this week. Emily was scheduled to serve as a Messenger and Douglas was scheduled to serve as a Page for the week. The Page & Messenger Program is a long-standing tradition in theH ouse. Throughout session, participating students enjoy t he opportunity to assist House members during the Capitols busiest time. I had two bills to be heard in committee on Monday a fternoon so the morning was spent making phone calls tom embers to see if they had any questions. This is called working your bill. It is apparent when members have not worked their bills in advance of the committee meeting, as often they will h ave to field questions from committee members ande ncounter unfriendly amendments. An unfriendly amendm ent is a bill change that some or all of the bill sponsors do not support. The com-m ittee votes on the amendments. These advance calls make a significant impact. They help to avoid unfriendly amendments and ensure that the committee members have a chance to ask you quest ions, understanding the polic y objectives or focus of the b ill. Generally, if the chair of the committee has placed the bill on agenda, this signals to the members of the committee that the chair has worked with the sponsor of the bill a nd it is ready to be heard. At t his point, the bill will generall y pass committee unless t her e is some major controversy associated with the measure. Four bills that I sponsor wer e hear d in committee last week. HB 647 deals with antibiotic resistant threats.T his is an emerging issue that I first became aware of last f all while watching a story on the PBS Frontline. The Centers for Disease Control has identified 18 micr oor g an isms that ar e resistant to antibiotics. Three of these are consider ed ur gent thr eats. T he CDC estimates that at l east 23,000 people die each y ear as a direct result of these infections; and many more die fr o m r e lated complications. The CDC also estimates that $20 billion is s pent in excess directh ealth care costs b ecause of these antibiotic resistant threats. The bill requires t he Florida Departmento f Health to document t he presence, type and location of an antibiotic resistant threat outbreak and publish this information on t heir website. HB 647 passed the Health QualityS ubcommittee unanimously. HB 7117 revises the basis f or the calculation of school grades and simplifies the calculations for elementary, middle and high schools. These calculations will focus more c losely on student performance in the core subject areaso f English language arts, mathematics, science and s ocial studies. The bill prohibits the addition of extra weight to any school gradec alculation component and disallows any provision that would raise or lower a schools grade beyond the percentage of points earned. A modification to the method that is used to assign grades t o schools is always filled with d ebate. Opponents voice d emands that we delay the implementation of assessments and/or altogether suspend grading our schools at all. As a par ent, I know testing brings pressure and in myh ome, if my child brings h ome a poor grade this crea tes additional pressure. It is t his type of pr e ssure that compels greater focus on performance and, likewise, schools need to understand that par ents ar e evaluating the performance of their schools. O ne of the issues that I h ave heard throughout the y ears is the requirement to test students who have severe medical problems. HB 7117 tries to addr ess this issue by pr oviding that a student may not participate in statewide, standar dized assessments ( including the Florida A lternative Assessment) if a s tudents IEP (Individualized Education Planning) team, with par e ntal consent, deter mines that it is inappr opriate for that student to participate i n standardized testing. The IEP teams determinationm ust be based on compelling medical documentation from a licensed physician. The determination is subject to approval by the school superintendent who must annually report to both the school b oard and the Department of Education the number of stu-d ents with medical complexity who are not participating in t he assessment program. The bill passed with two members dissenting. As we move through the process, it is important to r emember that the Senate has its own version of each bill. Ino rder to get anything done, you must marry up the bill a t some point. This is where we are in the process on HB 7117. The Senate companion bill is SB 1642. These bills will be worked between Senate a nd House sponsors, committees and staff to help find thec ommon ground. We expect to align the bills in the next w eek to be in the right posture to be heard on the floor for debate and a vote. Thist ime consuming process requires significant attention to the details. On Tuesday afternoon I presented HB 1355 dealing with the Administrative Procedures Act. This bill aims t o level the playing field and a llow small businesses a g reater voice and ability to seek reasonable compromise when faced with unfair or unjust actions of the state. Each small business in Florida interacts with state agencies. Florida Statute 120 i s the statute for reference if, a s a small business owner, y ou feel that you have been t r e ated improperly by a state agency and wish to appeal a decision of state or local gover nment. It is a complicated pr ocess; and one that lends itself to the old adage, You cant fight government. H B 1355 seeks to make it j ust a bit easier to fight gove rnment overreach. The bill shifts the burden of proof from the individual business owner over to the state agency The state agency must prove with a preponderance of evidence that agencys tatements are not unadopte d rules or an invalid exerc ise of delegated legislative authority. The bill creates incentives for state agencies to r ender declarator y state ments to help define the view o f a state agency on an issue that affects a citizen. The billa lso allows small business owners to recover their attorn ey fees. The bill passed unanimously. On Wednesday, the House Chamber welcomed former members of the legislature to s ession. I was happy to see long time Nassau county resi-d ent and former legislator, Rep. George Crady, in attend ance during Wednesdays session. Rep. Crady served in the legislature for 23 years, representing what was then District 12, and he truly e xemplifies the term representative. During his tenure,h e worked hard and diligently to make Nassau County a bett er place to live and work. Back in committee meetings on Thursday, I presented HB 1047 dealing with Termination of Pregnancies. T he Florida Supreme Court decision in re T.W. ruled thatu nder the Florida Constitution, the states intere st in protecting life becomes compelling upon viability. This bill is consistent with t he U.S. Supreme Courts ruling in Planned Parenthood vs. Casey. HB 1047 codifies state law to align with both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Supr eme Court. Specifically, the bill bans thet ermination of a pregnancy a fter viability, which is d efined as the stage of fetal development when the life of the fetus is sustainable outside the womb through standard medical measures. Exceptions in the bill ar e provided that allow for the pro-t ection of the mothers health. T he bill passed with 12 yeas a nd 5 nays. T he week ended with lastminute efforts to get other bills on agenda and to track down issues in the appr opria tions or budget pr ocess that are important to the citizens back home. Much of the time,w hile in the chamber, memb ers are either at their desks w orking their bills, drafting amendments or speaking with other members about issues that need to get r esolved. When the members ar e together inside the chamber, fr ee of outside influence fr om l obbyists, state agencies, comm ittees staff and others, is w hen the pendulum of state power swings back into the hands of the peoples representatives. Prior to this, much of the state power is in the hands of others who are attempting to influence decisions as bills start to workt heir way through the p r ocess. It is when you see t he pr o cess move towards what we call session that the power of our elected r e p resentatives is at its peak. This is when almost anything can happen because members are able to speak with onea nother, discus options and c raft solutions member to m ember. As we head into the closing weeks of the 2014 session, the pace will pick up and we will start to move towards the amendatory process. This is where you will see proposalsa nd ideas show up as amendm ents on the many bills head e d to the floor for a vote. It is imperative that you read each amendment carefully and track these amendments both in the senate and in the house. After a full week, I r eturned home late Friday to a ttend the Duval County L incoln Day Dinner and attend the wedding of Sheriff Bill Leeper s daughter Chelsea over the weekend. It is an honor to serve you in Tallahassee; please make sure that you send me yourt houghts and comments. I nvariably we will not agr ee o n every vote or decision, but I will always promise to r e spect your views and listen closely to your arguments for or against an issue. State Rep. Janet H. Adkins of Fernandina Beach repre-s ents House District 11, which i ncludes Nassau County janetadkins@myfloridahouse.gov CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY A PRIL 4, 2014 OPINION News-Leader Why be near, when you can be here! HA P P YHO U R!S u n d a y t h r u T h u r s d a y2 6W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y s s W ing it C C r r e e s s c c e e n n d d o o A A m m e e l l i i a a B B i i g g B B a a n n d d T u e s d a y A p i r l 8 2 0 1 4Live at 7 p.m. $5 Cover Open7days a week at11 am 2910 Atlantic Ave. 904-310-6904UPSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIESwww.sandybottomsamelia.comVisit us online or on Facebook for all the specials and event infoENTERTAINMENT Wednesday Sunday THEYREDYINGFOR A2ND CHANCEA A d d o o p p t t A A C C o o m m p p a a n n i i o o n n T T o o d d a a y yHOMELESS ANIMALS...A PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER House committees hear four Adkins bills SUBMITTED Former state Rep. George Crady visits with State Rep. 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F or the News-LeaderThe Festivals of Speed event r eturned to Amelia Island in March and brought $50,000 in much needed funding to Communities In Schools to provide additional services to more Nassau County children and teens. "The Festivals of Speed kicked off with a luxury lifestyle event attended by over 400, and featured a live and silent auction to benefit our children," explained Susan Milana, CIS executive director. "An upgraded MGB was the highlight of the charity auction and went home with a very happy bidder." "With this wonderful level of support from our community, the Omni Amelia Island, and Festivals of Speed, this event will grow to be our most important and profitable fundraiser each year," said Milana. "We could not have been happier with the Amelia Island event this year," stated Joe Sabatini, Festivals of Speed president. "Attendance and car participants doubled from last year and we see only further growth for the event, and more funding to CIS Nassau, in 2015. "We could not have done it without the overwhelming support of the Amelia Island community, our charity, Communities In Schools, and the team at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Everyone came together in a grassroots effort to create a wonderful experience for all to enjoy. Sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and every team member at the Omni are due a round of applause for their tireless efforts on behalf of this event." Festivals of Speed organizers emphasized that, "We partnered with CIS because they provide much-needed services to thousands of children and teens right here in Nassau County, and many more across Florida and the U.S." For the past 20 years, CIS Nassau has surrounded local youth with a community of support, empowering them to succeed in school and in life. Each year, over 5,200 Nassau secondary students are provided access to a range of CIS support services directly at their school, with 600 of these youth referred for individual assistance that may include tutoring and remediation, drug and alcohol prevention, behavior intervention, coaching, mentoring, family support and basic necessities of food, clothing and school supplies. For more information about Communities In Schools, visit www.cisnassau. org or call Susan at 321-2000 and for more information on the Festivals of Speed, visitwww.festivalsofspeed.com. COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, APRIL4, 2014/NEWS-LEADER6A MILITARY NEWS EASTER FUN Air Force Airman 1st Class Charles E. Cribbs graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eightweek program 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Cribbs is the son of Charles Cribbs Jr. of Hilliard. He is a 2013 graduate of Hilliard Middle-Senior High School. Ron Anderson BUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904) 261-6821Classic Carpets & Interiors, Inc. Abby Carpet¨BUDDYKELLUMPresident802 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034(904) 261-0242 Fax (904) 261-0291F AMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6 Dr. 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, FLS teve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStr eet Fe r nandina 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 Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.R.S.V. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 At one time of another, we all must haeve been in situations that require us to muster up courage and face our fears. Simply stated, courage is rising above our fears and taking charge of our lives during difficult times. The Bible tells us that we have tribulations in this world, but that we should be of good cheer, because God has overcome the world. (John 16:33) Being courageous comes in many different ways. Firemen who must enter a burning building to save someone, or police officers who confront known criminals are examples of people who possess a special type of bravery and courage. And although most of us will never have to enter a burning building or confront known criminals, just doing and saying what is right in our daily lives also often r equires courage. Trying to correct an injustice, asking for someonesforgiveness, and even expressing our appreciations to someone may also require courage. The Lord wants to be courageous and have peace in our heart as we face our daily responsibility.And we should be comforted, because He told us that He would never leave us or forsake us, and He is always with us, both during our trials and our joys. T ake Courage CribbsFe stivals of Speed raises $50K for CISC C o o t t t t o o n n t t a a i i l l e e x x p p r r e e s s s sChildren of all ages can enjoy the antics of Peter Cottontail and other storybook characters on a special Easter season train excursion April 12 and 19 at Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga. On a journey through picturesque woodlands and marshlands, train passengers will be immersed in a nostalgic world where some of childhood's most beloved figures come to life. The Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, and others will be on a mission to rescue Peter Cottontail so he can deliver Easter baskets to all the boys and girls. Each excursion (10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.) will culminate with an Easter Egg Hunt at Theatre by the Trax, the boarding station for all train rides. Tickets are $17 for adults and $11 for children 12 and under plus a $3 processing fee. Children two and under ride free. Purchase tickets at www.stmarysrailroad.com or by calling (912) 200-5235. Special group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling (912) 7291103.C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y c c e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i o o n nA "CommUNITY Easter Celebration" will be held April 19 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., hosted by Memorial United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches. North Sixth Street downtown will be closed to traffic and filled with food, fu n, 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.E E g g g g s s t t r r a a v v a a g g a a n n z z a aThe United Methodist W omen will host the annual Eggstravaganza on April 19 at 10 a.m. As tradition, they are asking for donations of dollar store small toys, candy that will not melt (no chocolate), and plastic Easter eggs. If you have any questions contact Ann Barber at 2253146. Yulee United Methodist Church is located at 86003 Christian Way in Yulee. Contact the church at 2255381.E E g g g g s s t t r r a a v v a a g g a a n n t t h h u u n n t tFernandina First Baptist Church invites you to come to the "EGG"-Stravagant Easter Egg Hunt, April 19 at 10 a.m. at Main Beach. More than 5,000 eggs will be waiting to be found on four consecutive "hunts" for kids ages 0-2 years, 3-4 years, Kindergar-ten-second grade, and third-fifth grades. There will be food, prizes and Resurrection Eggs. It's fun for the whole family. Get details at www.FBFirst.com. E E g g g g h h u u n n t t & & l l u u n n c c h hY ou are invited to the second annual Easter egg hunt at Legacy Baptist Church on April 19 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for children ages 3-10. The event will feature a hot dog lunch following the egg hunt. For information call (904) 442-5954. The church is located in the former volunteer fire station, 941328 Old Nassauville Road.T T e e a a p p a a r r t t y yCottontail Tea Party presents the Easter Bunny and Mad Hatter as they entertain you with stories, afternoon tea, petite sandwiches and sweets including strawberry lemon scones, vanilla crme brulee, orange cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter mousse and a souvenir photo on April 19 from noon to 2 p.m. in The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Price is $49 for ages 6 and up and $10 children ages 3-5, inclusive of service charge. Advance reservations r equired. Call 277-1087 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ ameliaisland.E E a a s s t t e e r r b b r r u u n n c c h hAn Easter Garden Brunch with chilled Mayport shrimp, slow roasted prime rib, eggs Benedict station, local fish, grilled jumbo shrimp, roasted leg of lamb and dessert station will be held Easter Sunday, April 20, at The RitzCarlton, Amelia Island. Celebrate with a Champagne toast and live music. Children will enjoy cookie decorating and holiday-inspired games after sharing the family meal. Seatings are at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Price is $95 per person and $25 children 5-12. Advance reservations r equired. Call 277-1087 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ ameliaisland.E E g g g g h h u u n n t t & & b b r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach will host a breakfast and a children's Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 20, at 8:30 a.m. Call 261-6306 or find them on Facebook.E E g g g g h h u u n n t t a a t t C C h h a a p p e e l lAmelia Plantation Chapel will hold an Easter Egg Hunt in between its morning worship services on Easter Sunday, April 20. The Easter Egg Hunt for children will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the grounds surrounding the chapel. Special Easter Buckets will be on hand for those who forget to bring a basket. Everyone is invited to bring flowers or greenery to weave onto the wooden cross that will be placed in front of the chapel, located at 36 Bowman Road, just outside of the main security gate of the Omni Resort. Call 277-4414 for information, find them on facebook.com/Amelia.Plantat ion.Chapel or visit www. ameliachapel.com. M obile food pantries scheduled April 14, 24Barnabas Center announces two mobile food pantries have been scheduled for April as part of the Hunger Coalition of Nassau County and Nourishment Network's collaborative effort to distribute fresh food in Nassau County each month. The purpose is to reach out across Nassau County and make it easy for people in need of food to acquire fresh food products delivered to Nassau County sites through a collaborative effort of the Nassau County Hunger Coalition, Nourishment Network and other agencies, local churches and individual volunteers. Food is distributed on a "first-come, first-served" basis and consists of produce, dairy, bakery goods, etc. Distributions will be at 11:30 a.m. on the following days at the following locations: Monday, April 14, Callahan, at the First Baptist Church, 45090 Green Ave. Thursday, April 24, Fernandina Beach, at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St. Amelia Island r esident Christie Miklas presents the Best in Show Trophy with Joe Sabatini, Festivals of Speed president, above. Left, Laura Hayes of Amelia Island purchased this MGB to benefit CIS Nassau.SUBMITTED PHOTOS READY FOR MUSEUM CAMPSUBMITTEDA meeting was held at Pat Panella's home for all the volunteers working on the crafts and projects for the Amelia Island Museum of History summer camp. This year 20 lucky children ages 7,8, 9 and 10 will spend two weeks June 9-20 at the museum learning about transforming themselves into Ti mucuan Indian children, living in a council house and participating in clan activities like bow hunting, fishing, pottery and clothes making, sand casting, bird watching and food preparation of their daily snack. Every day will be packed with activities that simulate the daily life and recreation of a T imucuan child on Wild Napoyca (an old name for Amelia Island). For information on this program, and for scholarship information, please call Liz at the museum at 261-7378, ext. 100. From left are Judy Weber (program designer), Pat Panella (camp chairman), and Jeanne Curran, volunteer. FUNDRAISER YARD SALESW W h h a a l l e e o o f f a a S S a a l l e eNassau County 4-H will host their fourth annual Whale of a Sale from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. today 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 tonight, spaghetti dinners from 5-7 p.m. to support 4-H youth attending camp and other events. Contact the Extension office at 879-1019. P P i i r r a a t t e e P P l l u u n n d d e e r rHelp support Fernandina Beach Pop Wa r ner Association raise money at a Yard Sale and Craft Show at the Pop Warner field, 1001 Beech St., on April 5 from 8:30 a.m.2 p.m. Gate admission is $1 per person and the concession stand will be open for refreshments. All vendors and yard sellers are welcome and there will be activities for kids. Booth rentals are $25. Table and chair rentals are $10 for an 8-foot banquet table and $1.50 per chair. Donations of "gently used" items gladly accepted prior to the sale date. Contact Laura Boles at 6628079 or Lauraboles77@gmail.com.S S a a l l e e a a n n d d d d i i n n n n e e r rCelebration Assembly of God Church, 850472 US 17 south in Yulee, will host a yard sale and chicken dinner on April 5. The yard sale begins at 8 a.m. Chicken dinners can be purchased in advance by calling 225-9159 and on the day of the event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner includes a quarter chicken, cole slaw, baked beans and bread for a $6 donation. Drinks and desserts are extra and can be purchased at the church. Some seating will be available for those who would like to eat at the church. Y Y a a r r d d s s a a l l e eA yard sale will be held on April 5 from 8 a.m. until dark at New Life Church off A1A in Yulee. All proceeds will go to help a local couple after the husband was paralyzed in a bull riding accident.G G a a r r a a g g e e s s a a l l e eA multi-Scout family garage sale will be held April 12 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2705 Delorean St. All proceeds will help offset the costs of Boy Scout Troop 701's trip in June to the Bert Adams Summer Camp.

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S S h h r r i i m m p p F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l l l o o s s e e s s l l o o c c a a l l s s h h r r i i m m p p b b o o o o t t h h 50 Years ago shrimp boats s tarted racing here at Fernandina B each Birthplace of the Modern S hrimping Industry and wives prepared and served shrimp gumbo. This started nonprofits being able to have food booths to serve shrimp prepared in many different ways and income to operate their respective organizations. Our Shrimp Festival gains n otoriety and became perhaps the l argest in the South. Serving wildc aught shrimp, pirates, parade, ar t s. Folks from all over came to see boat races and enjoy the atmosphere. Crowds estimated at one time of 200,000 attendees in three days. Always the first weekend in May just befor e shrimp season s tarts. Races had to stop because o f the high cost of diesel fuel. H owever folks still came to eat the finest shrimp and enjoy the festivi ties. Every year we have been the No. 1 revenue producer for the festival. Four times over the years our location has been changed and folksw ould have to get used to our new l ocation. Last year our location was c hanged fr o m one end of the water fr ont to the other. We were always given choice of booth location, because of being the No. 1 revenue producer. When shrimp became impor ted to U.S. from Asian countries (late 90s with lower prices) some food b ooths began to not serve wildc aught shrimp produced by the local shrimp industry. The festival committee would not make a rule requiring this; therefore attendance began to fall. Committee could have made a rule to support shrimp industr y and require all booths to serve only wild-caught shrimp. Shrimp for this event was available at fair market prices. A committee meeting was held Tuesday, April 1 and we were submitted where our food booth would be located (not consulted instead of keeping a choice location we wer e placed in a very undesirable location (with all kinds of excuses and/or reasons) none of which we have not dealt with before. Upon learning of our location Mike Adams our food booth chairman and I as executive director of SP A infor med the committee that we would be pulling out and not participating this year since the committee would not reverse their decision. We will not be participating but will be at Mayport Village Festival. To participate in the festival we are charged $300 booth space plus 15 per cent of gr oss r evenue, which goes to promotion of festival. Mayport Village will be holding boat races and festival May 1011. We will be participating and serving our famous Wild Caught Local Shrimp, fried shrimp and hush puppies. May 10 is National Shrimp Day, for the first time since 1948 shrimp boat races will be held. There will be a Blessing of Fleet and Shrimp Boat Races on Saturday in honor of National Shrimp Day The American Shrimp Industry urges everyone to attend this Maypor t V illage Festival. Janie Thomas, Executive Director Mike Adams, Food Booth Chair Shrimp Producers Association Y ulee C C h h u u r r c c h h p p a a r r k k i i n n g g I have long lived in the old downtown area in the Amen Corner of t own with five churches in our sixblock area and always there has been the parking pr oblem on Sunday mor ning, and nowadays on Satur day evening. Now, however, in the area of the Catholic church the problem seems to have magnifiedi tself and ther e are even plans to s tar t cutting down some special t rees to cover the ground with asphalt and make two more parking spaces? We have been told the chur c h owns the land in the Yulee area to build another church. Why not build the Yulee church and see if this doesnt take care of the parking pr oblem in Fer n andina? And please, let the trees be. Mar y Agnes White Fernandina Beach F F a a l l s s e e , i i n n c c o o m m p p l l e e t t e e a a r r t t i i c c l l e e I am writing to you in reference to a r ecent ar ticle that you have pub lished with my name in it. The golf car t crash article was not accurate and I want to set it straight, because this has af fected my life and my family, friends and clients to a great degree. First of all, I had to log in with security to even get into the gated community so they know exactly when I came (which was sometime ar ound 11 a.m. the morning of Feb. 25). I had brought a lunch for myself with me since I planned to be there quite some time to clean after my clients guests, who had been there for the past two weeks not me! I took some supplies into the kitchen and laundr y ar ea and ate befor e going out to water his plants. It was admittedly my mistake in borrowing the golf cart to take a short ride on that beautiful day. I was alone at the time and soon I spotted a friend nearby and picked him up. Going back over the cart overpass on the course the brakes failed and I was for ced to make a split decision of hit a tr ee head-on or turn right and risk rolling. Which is what happened. I turned to avoid the tr ee and the car t r olled, pinning me under with severe trauma. I was unconscious when people pulled the car t of f me and Fir e Rescue took me to Baptist Medical Center Nassau befor e Life Flight r ushed me to Shands. I thank all those people involved for helping me that day and through my ongoing r ecover y I was ver y upset to read your inaccurate article with my name and serious char ges. I have subsequently lost most of my clients due to your article and r equest that you contact those i nvolved before publishing their names to false/incomplete articles. Thank you. Dana W itt Y ulee U U n n i i o o n n s s I n r esponse to Ms. Marian P hillips ONeals pro-union viewpoint March 26, I agree unions brought about the great accomplishments in workplace health, safe ty and a fair wage. I walked many a picket line in my years as a UAW autoworker. In the s and s, something really changed. The Democratic Par ty infiltrated the unions and the U.S. government, instead of the unions, began to dictate policy In the eyes of our union officials, there never was or never will be a city, county, state or federal Republican candidate worthy of their appr oval or financial backing. Working together rings hollow in Congr ess and the White House and our unions. Famous words of just two of our unions suppor ted legislators, Nancy Pelosi, We need to pass this bill (Obamacare) and then well find out whats in it or Senator Harry Reids, This Republican House-sponsor ed bill will not be brought to the floor of the Senate. It is dead on ar rival. The UAW is not listening to their workers and retirees. We are a majority of good, moral men and women, many of whom love to hunt, fish and go to the places of worship we choose. All of these are continually under attack by union-backed candidates. Yes, we fought for the 40-hour workweek, and now with the Affordable Health Care Act, we get the 20-hour workweek for our children. This country doesnt need unions because our politicians will give all of us all we need. If we can t get a job or dont want a job, we dont have to pay for anything: free health care, free cell phones, fr ee food! Ther e is no end to what your government can give to us. And as Paul Har vey would say And thats the rest of the story T er ry Brown Fer nandina Beach S S m m a a r r t t m m e e t t e e r r s s In the March 28 paper a letter writer wr ote about her concer n of smar t electric meters. However her concerns are based on wild speculation and conspiracy theorists who p ost garbage on the Internet. The fact is that smart meters pose no health risk. Smar t meters only transmit data for r oughly 1.4 sec onds per day at very low wattage. And even if one stands less than one meter (3 feetom a smartm eter when it br oadcasts its data, t he r esulting micr owave exposure i s 550 times less than standing in front of an active microwave oven, and 1,100 times less than holding an active cell phone to one s ear. I live in Meadowfield neighborhood and our meters were switched out over a year ago. I have not hear d any complaints from my neighbors. No ef fects on our health and no increase in electric bills. So if you ar e concerned about the effects of wireless radiation, dont worry about smart meters. But maybe you should stop using cell phones, Wi-Fi computers, notepads, cor dless home phones, Wi-Fi TV, microwave ovens, Bluetooth devices, etc. Get the pic ture? Br uce Haley Yulee S S i i d d e e w w a a l l k k t t o o n n o o w w h h e e r r e e ! Y es, Im writing again and doing whatever it takes to get this way over due and neglected repair made! The sidewalk that Im speaking of is at the northeast corner of Front and Centre streets. The debate over who owns it, who needs to repair it and why anyone should be allowed to park on it has gone on so long that I tr uly believe that those in power have lost sight of what this sidewalk means to islanders, tourists and businesses alike! The owners of the Salty Pelican were made to put a sidewalk in front of their restaurant and they did without hesitation! But why I ask since it goes nowher e! Why is it that Ms. T oundas and others are allowed to park on the sidewalk, and yes there is a sidewalk, just to the west of herr estaurant? Isn t parking on a side walk illegal? Most importantly, this must be addressed finally andr epair ed so that those in wheel chairs and those who just want a safe place to walk can get to the Salty! There is no excuse for how long this nonsense has gone on! We need those in char ge to step up and do what is right! We got the railroad to listen, now it s time for the side walk! Marlene Chapman Fer nandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE I f theres one thing Republicans hate even more than health insurance for a growing num-b er of Americans, its empirical evidence that Obamacare is insuring a growing number of A mericans. As we hit the first enrollment deadline, the raw stats demonstrate that the health reform law is very much alive and threading itself into the national fabric. More than 7 million people h ave signed up on the state-run marketplace exchanges, nearly matching the original fore-c ast a minor miracle, given last autumns website disaster. Roughly one-third of those s igners were previously uninsured. Plus, another 4.5 million previously uninsured people have signed up for Obamacare, via the expanded Medicaid program thats now available in half the states. Plus, 3 million previousl y uninsured young adults are now covered under their parents plans, via a popularO bamacare provision. In other words, at least 9.5 million previousl y uninsured Americans now have coverage; indeed, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says in a new report that the uninsured population will drop more than 20 percent during 2014. Meanwhile, the public opinion vibes a re bullish. The latest ABC News-Washington Post poll says that a plurality of Americans nowf avor Obamacare, 49 to 48 percent. (Thats a new high, driven by a surge in Democratic supp ort.) And while Republicans continue to jerk their knees for repeal, pollsters at the Kaiser F amily Foundation say that only 29 percent of A mericans want repeal. But we all know how the haters in the cons ervative cocoon react to facts. The basic mindset: No this isnt happeni ng! Or as Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming insisted, the Obama administration i s simply cooking the books. By now, of course, we recognize the symptoms of this denial psychosis. Like when they insist that virtually every climate change scientist on the planet is making stuff up. And when t hey insisted, in October 2012, that all the pollsters forecasting an Obama victory were justc ooking the numbers. And when they insisted, in October 2012, that the reported drop in the j obless rate was actually a Labor Department plot to cook the stats. I know, I know. Obamacare comes with many caveats; its fine print has yet to be delineated. To borrow the immortal Donald R umsfeld phrase, there are many unknown unknowns. We wont know for awhile howm any of the signers have started paying premiums, or what percentage of young healthy peop le have enrolled, or whether large uninsured communities (such as Hispanics suaded to sign up, or whether insurance companies will hike their premiums (as they typically did, pre-Obamacare), or how the laws p ostponed provisions will work when they finally kick in. A nd I will be shocked if the Republicans dont win big in the autumn midterm elections. T heir votes (older white people nate the midterms, and this year theyll be h ighly motivated by hatred of Obamacare. P resident Obamas coalition (younger and racially diverse) isnt well attuned to the m idterms, and even if they like Obamacare, their intensity level probably isnt sufficient top ropel them to the polls en masse. But even if Republicans take the Senate and a gitate anew for repeal in 2015, theyll be forced to face political reality not just Obamas veto power, but the virtually impossible task of stopping a train that has already left the station. Anyone who signs up for O bamacare is a voter who would resent Republican meddling; in politics, the most sui-c idal thing you can do is try to take away something that people have. And certainly by 2016, t he Obamacare constituency will be in the tens of millions. The process hasnt been smooth or pretty as they say in football, its three yards and a cloud of dust but the health reform team c ontinues to move the ball downfield despite carping from the sidelines. R oss Douthat, the N ew York Times c onservative columnist, framed it best in his wake-up m essage to the haters. Obamacare, he said, is taking place on a significant scale. For Republicans, the big political risk is that they would end up stripping coverage from millions of newly-insured Americans.... But where ver they go and whatever they do, they will have to deal with the reality that Obamacare,t hrice-buried, looks very much alive. Or they can just keep telling themselves t hat reality is merely a mirage. Sounds about right. 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Golden geese A county commissioner recently said we should not divert funds from our Tourist Development Council for beach restoration because that might squeeze the golden goose. W ith all due respect to the TDC, which p romotes Amelia Island tourism through a dvertising, it is not the golden goose. O ur beach is the golden goose. I think it sensible to pay for beach r estoration through greater reliance on the bed tax levied on those who stay in hotels, B&Bs and other accommodations. Otherwise, the burden falls on local taxpayers. V isitors come to Amelia I sland for the beach. The o ther lur e s r e sor ts, downtown, r estaurants, activities, tours ar e amenities. They are not the main attraction. The federal gover nment paid the vast majority of t he cost for a major recons tr uction of our beach in F er n andina in 2008. The state paid half the local cost. The county and city paid a sliver Maintenance at five-year intervals again is primarily to be paid by the feds. But neither the city nor county has budgeted adequately for the periodic construction, which is vitall est a noreaster or tropical storm carve a big h ole in our main attraction. O ur beach is not natural since jetties were extended to accommodate Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Ga. It is a con struction, and like any construction must be maintained. Nearby the notion of expanding bicycle tourism to Cumberland Island (Ga. National Seashore lacks merit. The pedal p ushers ar e well meaning but myopic on t his subject. They ar e serving commercial interests that could do real harm to this national treasure. There are no paved roads on Cumberland, and thus it is not a viable alternative to US 17 for the East Coast Greenway bike trail, which is no longer linked to St. Marys, Ga., by ferry because the economics don t justify such a ser vice. The stur dy r oad bikes used on streets are not suitable for Cumberlands dirt roads, trails and beach (mountain bikes and beach cruisers are required). Plus, large numbers of bicyclists on the beach or trails could do significant harm to Cumberlands natural envir onment. I have no problem with a ferry service fr om Fer nandina to Cumberland if it can be economically and envir onmentally justified. But if it requires a large increase in the number of visitors to succeed, and if it requires a bike trail on Cumberland like the asphalt bikeway on Amelia Island, well then, no. The wildness that is Cumberland Island, the ability to see how bar rier islands, includ ing our own, once looked, is a priceless tr easur e. A golden goose wor th preserving. Finally a word about the waterfront park proposed downtown. This has been debated for years, with little to show for it. We have relied on architects to draw up waterfront plans, which is part of the problem. Architects like to build expensive things. Our undistinguished water fr ont wel come center that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars comes to mind. Our river front affords a magnificent view, especially at sunset. What do we need to enhance it? Places to sit, and shade from trees, or perhaps a few gazebos. Nothing more. No amphitheater, no childrens playground, no sculptures, no more buildings. And cer tainly no mor e paved parking. Just a place to sit and watch the setting sun. Which on some nights looks, by the way, like a golden goose. Michael Parnell is Editor of the NewsLeader. mp arnell@f bne w sleader com EDITOR N OTE M ichael Parnell

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, APRIL4, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 8A The game of the week featured a comefrom-behind performance by Journey Three as they took on undefeated Christwalk in Family Driven Softball League action. Christwalk scored quickly in the first inning as Matt LeBlanc and Matt Hampton r ecorded two runs. But Coach Matt Thornton's team answered with five runs as Jacob Calhoun, Matt Thornton, Tony Thornton, Drew Sparkman and Justin Cooner scored. Christwalk answered in the second inning with five runs of their own, led by LeBlanc, Hampton, Brad Akers and C.J. Van Zant. Neither team scored in the third inning but Christwalk managed to add four more runs in the fourth inning, setting up the comeback. Journey Three, down by three runs, began their last at bat with Sabrina Campbell getting on base. Father-and-son combination (Thorntons) also got on with singles. All three players scored, followed by Sparkman, who scored the go-ahead run. The play of the season came as Christwalk found themselves with runners on first and second base. A line shot was hit to the outfield gap only to see Journey Three's Justin Cooner make a tremendous diving catch. If the ball had gotten through the outfield, both runners would had scored, giving Christwalk the win. Instead Journey Three held off Christwalk to win 12-11. The loss knocks Christwalk out of first place and knocks them out of being the only undefeated team in the league. Matt and T ony Thornton along with Drew Sparkman hit three-for-three in the game. Father and son Tony and Matt Thornton are men's coplayers of the week. Celebration Baptist Church moved into a tie for first place with Christwalk with a 19-7 victory over Springhill Baptist Church. Ada Cook was awarded women's player of week as she hit two-for-three and scored three r uns. B.J. Jones hit four-for-four for Celebration. Our Lady of Consolation defeated Yu lee/Live Oak 15-5. Josh Witt hit three-forthree for Our Lady. Five Points Baptist Church defeated Living Waters 20-1. Christina Roman and Luke Grissett both hit three-for-three for Five Points. For information on the Family Driven Softball League, contact President John Culbreth at (904) 705-3045.City golf course named a Certified Audubon Cooperative SanctuarySOFTBALLF ather and son combine for dramatic win in FDSL Fernandina Beach Golf Club, managed by Billy Casper Golf, has been designated a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" by Audubon International for environmental stewardship. In attaining certification from the conservation group, Fernandina Beach Golf Club's 27-hole layout successfully maintains sound environmental practices in six key areas: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction, water conservation and water quality management. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses helps protect the environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf with optimal efficiency. Fernandina Beach is one of nearly 1,050 courses worldwide honored by Audubon International. "Environmental conservation and education are key components to golf course operations here," says Buddy Tate, Golf Course superintendent at Fernandina Beach Golf Club. "We are committed to upholding strict environmental practices that create sustainable places to live, work and play." Fernandina Beach Golf Club features 27 distinctive holes consisting of north, west and south nine-hole layouts of varied difficulty and design. At par-35 and 3,094 yards, the north nine is the oldest course on Amelia Island, opening in 1956. The championship-length west course's No. 2 hole is its signature, a par-five monster measuring 607 yards from the tips. The south nine was the last to open in 1972 and is considered the most scenic. A comprehensive practice area with a grass driving range and putting green helps golfers hone their games. Group and individual lessons are available through PGAcertified golf instructors. Opened in 2000, the well-appointed clubhouse includes a fully-stocked pro shop, r estaurant and banquet facilities for up to 200 guests. For more information or to reserve a tee time at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, visit www.fernandinabeachgolfclub.com or call the pro shop at 277-7370. G OLFLA DY PIRATES VS. LADY HORNETS PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThe Yulee High School girls softball team hosted county and district foe Fernandina Beach Tuesday night. Karla Beasley, left, w as on the mound for the Yulee Lady Hornets. Nicole Myers, right top, in the outfield and teammate Chelsea Holland, right, manning first base for the FBHSLady Pirates. Yulee blanked FBHS. The Lady Hornets take on host West Nassau tonight at 7 p.m. in Callahan to determine the top seed in the district tournament. Allison Nelson, far left, started on the pitcher's mound for the Lady Pirates. Nesha Jones, left, and Graison Murray, above, at bat for the host Lady Hornets. Yulee plays at W est Nassau tonight at 7 p.m. Freedom Boat Club has teamed up with Discover Boating to offer hands-on clinics for powerboaters of all levels at the Southeast U.S. Boat Show April 11-13 at Metro Park Marina in Jacksonville. Clinics will be held each day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 2-5 p.m. Topics include "Powerboating Made Easy" and "Advanced Docking Skills." This training is only available at the boat show and provides a much-needed training option for boaters. All clinics are taught by U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captains. They are designed for boaters 14 years old or older, from novices to seasoned captains. Participants must be physically able to participate as an active crewmember while under way. Space is limited and advance r egistration is highly recommended. The registration fee per person per session is $125 in advance or $150 at the boat show. Register online at www.southeastusboatshow.com, click on the "Welcome to the Water" icon or call Lisa Almeida of the Freedom Boat Club at (904) 588-2417 or email l.almeida@freedomboatclub.com. Participants who register online will receive free boat show admission for the day. Metropolitan Park Marina is located at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd., Jacksonville.Discover Boating hands-on clinics at boat show

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9AFRIDAY, APRIL4, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Baseball 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 7at Ed White6:00 April 8HILLIARD6:00 April 10EPISCOPAL5:30 April 14-17District 4-4Aat West Nassau YULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Baseball 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 April 4at West Nassau7pm April 8EPISCOPAL6:00 April 14-18District at West Nassau FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Baseball April 7-11at Episcopal tourney YULEE HIGH SCHOOL W eightlifting 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 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.P P r r o o w w r r e e s s t t l l i i n n g g A A p p r r i i l l 1 1 9 9Continental Championship Wrestling returns to Fernandina Beach Middle School April 19. New CCW champion “Flash n’Cash” Hayden Price will defend against “The Dealer” V ernon Black, “Rock n’Roll” Chris Turner takes on Julian Marcs and “The Collective” challenges “The Society of Sin” for the tag team titles. There will also be appearances by Jamie McKinnon, Maddog Miller, Kevin Toole, Drew Holliday, Shooter McGee and more. Advance tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the FBMS front office; general admission is $8 at the door. Special price ringside seats are $10, also available at FBMS. Aportion of the proceeds go to FBMS athletics.T T h h i i r r s s k k m m e e m m o o r r i i a a l l 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 Association 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. As in past years, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded directly to an outstanding graduating high school senior. This scholarship is a renewable scholarship, paid for two consecutive years for a total of $2,000 per recipient. To be eligible for consideration this year all completed applications with all required forms and information included, must be postmarked by April 20. The certificate will be presented at the recipients’senior awards program at their school. In addition the recipient and their family will also be invited to attend a Nassau Sport Fishing Association 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. For information contact Shawn Arnold at 5565531 or ashawnarnold@hotmail.com.J J a a g g u u a a r r s s   t t i i c c k k e e t t r r e e n n e e w w a a l l c c a a m m p p a a i i g g n nThe Jacksonville Jaguars kicked off their 2014 season ticket renewal campaign with an all-new, innovative experience for their season ticket holders. With 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. Visit www.jaguars.com for information.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., W ednesdays 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 (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game. The public is welcome to join. Call 4911 190 for information.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 Commodore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or commodore@ameliaislandsailing.org or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org for information.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.J J e e f f f f G G a a l l l l o o w w a a y y r r u u n n / / w w a a l l k kA local group meets Saturday mornings for runs/walks using the Jeff Galloway training method. Train for a marathon, half-marathon or 15K. Call Mike Hagel at 415-6039. SPORTS SHORTS SUBMITTED3 Jills and a Jack first-place winners, from left, William Rushing, Sheila Braddock, Beth Hughes and Lynn McCarter.3 Jills and a Jack tourney heldThe Amelia Island Club W omen's Golf Association hosted its sixth annual 3 Jills and a Jack golf tournament on an especially warm and sunny March 20 at the Long Point golf course. Sixty-eight players participated in a game whereby three women formed a team and asked a male golfer to join them to round out the foursome. The shamble format, with at least two drives from each player, featured two best net balls of the foursome and r equired all players to compete from the forward tees with only 75 percent of their individual handicap. First-place winner with a score of 108 was the team of L ynn McCarter, Beth Hughes, Sheila Braddock and W illiam Rushing; secondplace honors for a score of 118 went to Nan Sands, Salli Roberts, Anne Entriken and Bill Filbert. Third place was awarded to Gerry Okin, Annamae LePorin, Amy Pace and Chris Peters with a score of 119; fourth place was given to Fran Shea, Bobbie Fost, Anne W orkman and Stephen Kaye with a score of 122; and Illene Kaufman, Gail Biondi, Melonie Murphy and Mike Clower captured fifth place with a 123 score. After the completion of the r ound, the ladies treated their male teammate to a buffet lunch at the Long Point Clubhouse.G G o o l l f f f f o o r r a a c c u u r r e eThe Newcomers Ladies Golf Club of Amelia Island will hold the Penny Griggs memorial ladies golf tournament and golf attire fashion show May 13 at the Amelia River Golf Club. The inaugural event benefits Girl Power 2 Cure, an Amelia Island-based nonprofit dedicated to the fight against Rett Syndrome. Registration and breakfast are at 8:30 a.m., putting contest at 9 a.m., shotgun start at 10:30 a.m., silent auction at 12:30 p.m. and luncheon and fashion show at 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per player and includes green fees, cart, continental breakfast, luncheon, fashion show and prizes. Fees must accompany reservation. Format is a ladies-only, ninehole best ball tournament. For information, contact Mary Ellen Carroll at 2610820 or (410) 917-6734 or Pam Viesor at (301) 807-6228 or visit www.gp2c.org/pennybriggs. G OLF NEWS RECREATION ROUNDUPSUMMER ADULTBASKETBALLLEAGUE. Registration April 7 through May 2 at the Atlantic Center. $350 team fee due May 2. Each team’s players must wear matching colored shirts with visible numbers. 12-person roster limit. All games played at Peck Gym on Mondays and Thursdays (possibly some W ednes-days). Season begins May 19. For information, call or email Jay Robertson at 3103361 or jrobertson@fbfl.org. SUMMER ADULTSOFTBALLLEAGUES. Registration for recreational co-ed, men’s and women’s leagues April 28 through May 19. The $275 team fees (all leagues) due May 19 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreaiton Center ($25 late fees added to team fees received after May 19. Team fees will not be accepted after May 20). $72 two-game forfeit fees (recreational co-ed and men’s leagues) and $48 two-game forfeit fees (women’s league) due May 30 at the Atlantic A venue Recreation Center. Captains’meeting, all leagues May 22 at 6:30 p.m., Atlantic Center auditorium. Ten-game regular season and singleelimination tournament in each league. Recreational coed games on Mondays. Men’s games on Thursdays. W omen’s games on Thursdays. Season begins June 2 for recreational co-ed and June 5 for men’s and women’s leagues. For more information, call/email Jason Brown (3103353, jbrown@fbfl.org) or log onto the softball leagues’website www.league lineup.com/fbflsoftball. SUMMER WEDNESDAY NIGHTADULTCO-ED 1PITCH SOFTBALLLEAGUE. Registration April 28-May 19. Combination of ASAand USSSArules. 6/4 male-tofemale ratio. 15-person roster limit per team. Men must use ASA-approved bats. Women may use ASA-approved or USSSA-approved bats. 8game regular season and double-elimination tournament. Games have 45-minute time limits. $220 team fees due May 19 at the Atlantic Center ($25 late fees added to team fees received after May 19. Team fees will not be accepted after May 20). $48 two-game forfeit fees due May 30 at the Atlantic Center. Captains’meeting May 22 at 6:30 p.m., Atlantic Center Auditorium. Season begins June 4. For information on this league, call/email Jason (310-3353, jbrown@fbfl.org) or log onto www.leaguelineup.com/fbflsoftball OPEN ADULTVOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-9 p.m. Cost: $2/day city resident, $5 non-city. YOUTH VOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. For school and club teams. Players must have adult coach or adult supervision.Call at least 24 hours in advance, 3103353. Cost: $2/day city resident, $5 non-city. OPEN INDOOR SOCCER at Peck Gym Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. Cost: $2 city residents, $5 non-city. OPEN BASKETBALLat Peck Gym Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., based on availability. AQUA1 and DEEPWATER AEROBICS at Atlantic Pool. Aqua 1 (shallow water) classes are Monday-Friday from 10-10:55 a.m. Deep W ater classes (aqua fitness belts required) are Mondays, W ednesdays and Fridays from 11-11:55 a.m. and T uesdays and Thursdays from 9-9:55 a.m. Monthly, one class/day: $50 city residents $63 non-city residents. Monthly, two classes/day: $60 city residents, $75 non-city; $5/day for one class city residents, $6 non-city; $10/day for two classes city resident, $12 non-city.

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10A F RIDAY A PRIL 4, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK None of our work is accomplished alone, but is the work of a great G od putting a shared vision into the hearts of many who are eager to r oll up their sleeves and work together for His glory M ARY MOORE, SALVATION ARMY HOPE HOUSE SERVICE CENTER MANAGER PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER Tara Hall, Ludine Pinkney and Mary Moore offer help at Salvation Army Hope House. Offering help, and hope HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader A A building that was o nce a tavern now offers help and hope t o the community near Ninth and Date streets. Begun in the early 1990s when a group of residents came together to pray about Pastor Jeanette Richos vision of outreach, Salvation Army Hope House went through a couple of incarnations to achieve its curr ent identity as a place where hope lives. M anager Mary Moore r ecalls the centers humble b eginnings, noting that it was about this time Florence Carter felt called to minister to the same local families by delivering bread, a word of encouragement and prayer. The prayer group met in a v acant house needing repair t hat Pastor Richo rented specifi cally to birth the ministry they soon called Hope House. Carter became director and was soon viewed as the face and heart of Hope House, said Moore. By the time they gr ew out of the little house in 1999, they h ad established a strong child r en s ministr y prayer groups, B ible studies, a weekly worship service, free clothes closet and gave away food when they had it. Local attorney Buddy Jacobs offered to rent a much larger facility to the group for a dollara year but it needed a bit of TLC. W illing hands and hear ts c ame together to r e furbish the structure and in 2007, administration and volunteers par t ner e d with the Salvation Ar my to become Salvation Army Hope House, in the building donated by Jacobs. Moore, who assumed posit ion of manager in 2009, oversees the center, assisted byP astor Ludine Pinkney, Tara Hall and a whole host of committed and caring volunteers w ho provide smiles, listening e ars and tireless hours of physi cal assistance, prayer, words of encouragement or a breath of hope. Among the many blessings disseminated by these caringf olks are free clothes, emergency food, financial assistance, e mergency travel and gas. Probation counseling and p eriodic classes are also offered, and probationers may serve out their required community service hours at the center Spiritual sustenance is extended in the form of weekly worship ser vices at noon on T uesdays. B ut Hope Houses outreach d oesnt end there: low-income kids enjoy summer fun at Camp Keystone and to kick off the school year Hope House holds its annual Stuff the Bus drive to gather school supplies and backpacks. L ow-income seniors r eceive g ifts from the Senior Angel Tree a t Christmastime through a partnership with the Council on Aging and the center recruits bell ringers for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. The Inter faith Dinner Network offers a free meal from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings e xcept holidays at the center and veterans can meet with Veterans Administration representatives there as needed. The most important way the community can help the center, said Moore, is by remembering them and praying for the people who enter their doors. N ext would be by volunteering either inside or outside the center by doing food or clothing fundraisers, inviting us to address church congregat ions, church groups and clubs, o r sponsoring a bell ringing site during the Christmas season. The third way is through donations of food, clothing, toi letries, linens and/or householdi tems or money. Mens clothing i s especially needed. M onetary donations are u sed to serve families in Nassau C ounty and ar e used where they are needed most, unless designated for a specific purpose like funding the Emergency Travel Fund. The Salvation Army Hope H ouse exists to demonstrate t he love of God, through our b elief and trust in Jesus Christ, t o the people that He cr e ated in His image and loves, said Moore. e ser ve the community by making a point of seeing and affirming the value of people; and by standing with them andc heering them on to reach their G od-given potential. W e laugh w ith people, we cry with people, but most of all, we just see them hopefully as the Lor d would have us do. Hope House is located at 410 S. Ninth St. Ser vice hours ar e 10 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. M onday through Friday. Closed a t 4 p.m. W ednesdays. Phone 3 21-0435. O O p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e e In celebration of their seventh year serving the Fernandina Beach community, The Salvation Army H ope House will hold an Open House from 2-4 p.m. o n Saturday, April 12 at 410 S. Ninth St. Phone 321-0435.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY A PRIL 4 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B RELA Y F OR LIFE T he A merican Cancer S ociety will hold Relay for Life of Fernandina Beach/Yulee, around the tr ack at Yulee High School, April 5-6. For 18 hours teams will participate in a night under the stars while members t ak e turn s w alk ing or running the track. There will be entertainment, food, game s and f un. T his e vent is open to the public and admission is free. F or the c omplete entertainment schedule, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Relay-for-LifeFernandina-BeachYulee. To dontae or create a team, visit RelayforLife.org/fernandinabeachfl. ARK MOTORCYCLE RIDE R ide with the S heriff on April 5 in the inaugu r al Motorcycle Ride to benefit Ark of Nassau. The escorted ride will be g in and end at A rk US 17 and Hamilton Stree t in Y ulee. Checkin begins at 8:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Donation is $35 per driver/$15 per passenger. L unch is included L unch for non-riders is a $10 donation. Enjoy live music, food, prizes and a raffle to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Register by calling Candy Holloway at Ark of Nassau, 2259 355 or email chollo w a y@arkofnassau.org. Make checks payable to Ark of Nassau and mail to 8 6 0 51 Hamilton St., Yulee, FL 32097. Ark of Nassau supports adults with development al disabilities with educational training prog r ams, tr an spor t ation and employment opportunities. NCSO Charities will share in the proceeds of this event and at the end of the year the Nassau County Sheriffs Office provides a Christmas shoppin g e xperience for lo cal children in need. WILD NITE ON C UMBER LAND Magical Cumberland Island will be the subject of the upcoming April Wild Nite sponsored by W ild A me lia and the Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation De p ar tment T his W ild Nite, the eighth in a series of nine nature forums, will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Peck Cent er A uditorium at 516 South 10th St. in Fernandina Beach. The featured speaker will be Cumberland I sland National S ea shore Chie f of Int erpre t ation and Education Magg ie Tyler. The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Visit www.wildamelia.com or Wild Amelia on E L EMENTAL N URSERYRETURNS TO A MELIA I SLAND G ARDEN S HOW PAGE 6B County officers ready to play ball For the News-Leader T he Property Appraisers Office, in conjunction with the T ax Collectors Office and other county departments, will host Nassau County Government Day on Saturday, April 19 featuring a c harity softball game to help raise awareness and money f or local organizations. This first annual event will include refreshments sponsored by the Farm Bureau a nd Coca-Cola, music, bounce h ouse, an Easter egg hunt for k ids 2to 8-years-old and many other activities. The event starting at 3 p.m. at the Yulee Sport Complex, 86142 Goodbread Road will be fr ee to attend, with small donations suggested. The eggh unt is at 3:30 p.m. and game t ime is 4 p.m. P roperty Appraiser Mike Hickox and Tax Collector John Drew feel this is a great way to assist those in need. This will be a gr eat oppor tu nity for us to help contribute to some wor t hy causes, said Hickox. T he Juvenile Diabetes R esearch Foundation (JDRF K atie Ride for Life, United Way, and the James Page Scholarship Fund will all be beneficiaries fr om the event s proceeds. Nassau County Government Day will featurea softball game between the P r operty Appraisers Office a nd Tax Collectors Office. Sheriff Bill Leeper has agreed to ser ve behind the plate as the guest umpir e, Super visor of Elections Vicki Cannon will be the guest scor ekeeper Commissioner W altyer Jr B oatright, Judge Robert F oster, and County Attorney D avid Hallman will serve on commentary, and Commissioners Bar r y Holloway Pat Edwards, Steve Kelley, and Leeper will serve as field umpir es. Clerk of Courts John Crawford will t hrow the first pitch. J ustin T aylor, coordinator f or the event, said theyve had a lot of gr e at suppor t fr om the community. Many local businesses have stepped up to contribute financially and pro-v ide services to make this a f un event, said Taylor. Were hoping for a great turnout, but more importantly, an ACT opens new play LINDA MCCLANE For the News-Leader N N e xt on the Amelia Community Theatre main stage is a play with the intriguing title Nice P eople Dancing to Good Country Music. With a title like that, you just know theres a story waiting to unfold in this slice-of-life comedy written by Lee Blessing. Jim was content running a biker bar in Texas and w orking on his truck in his spare time. Until the day he met and fell in love with Eva June, who turns his worldu pside down. She makes a few changes in Jims lifestyle, and renames his bar the Nice People Dancing to Good C ountry Music Bar. And now there are nice people, and theres dancing, and theres good country music in the air. E va June has family who disrupt Jims life, including a rebellious teenage son and a niece whos a novice nun suffering from Tourettes Syndrome, which causes probSUBMITTED B rian Gilvey and Mark Pollack in a scene from Nice People Dancing to Good Country M usic, opening Thursday at Amelia Community Theatre on Cedar Street, downtown F ernandina Beach. ACT Continued on 5B Story with a song For the News-Leader One sign of a great songwriter is the ability to make listeners care about people,p laces, relationships, or e vents all within the first f ew bars of a song. And hardly anyone does it better than the Grammy A w ar d winning duo of Don Henry and Jon Vezner. Each is a pr olific songwriter in his own right. Ray Charles, Conway Twitty, the Oak Ridge Boys and KathyM attea ar e just a few who have recorded Henrys catalog of hundr e ds of songs, while V ezner has written hit songs for Mattea (his wife as well as Martina McBride, J anis Ian, John Mellencamp, N ancy Griffith, Faith Hill a nd Diamond Rio. Though each pursued his own career as a recording artist, music producer, author or whatever, they not only came to r ealize that when they wr ote together, m agic happens, but also reco gnized how much fun they h ad performing together as well. And so was born a brand new touring act, The Don Juans! The place they chose to showcase their new act is An Evening of Stor y & Song, the popular conSWINGING ON A STA AT W OMA S CLUB Jill Dillingham practices with per for m ers fr om the V oices of Amelia Musical Playhouse, who ar e preparing for Swinging on a Star, An Evening of Oscar W inning Songs presented by the W oman s Club of Fer nandina Beach a t the clubhouse, 201 Jean Lafitte B lvd., on Friday April 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 2618356. This is a fundraiser for the Womans Club Scholarship program and the local school libraries. Enjoy heavy hors doeuvres with wine starting at 7 p.m. and the performance at 8 p.m. Cocktail attir e. S UBMITTED Don Henry and Jon Vezner accepta Grammy Award i n 1991 for their s ong Wher eve Y ou Been. The Don Juans will per f orm April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Burns Hall at St. Peters EpiscopalP arish, 801 A tlantic Ave. A $ 20 donation, 100 percent of which goes to the ar tists, is sug gested and appr e ciated. Make reservations ina dvance by e mail to Evening o fStor y andSong@ gmail.com or call 415-1388 for mor e infor m a tion. SUBMITTED Don Juans perform April 12 SONG Continued on 5B BALL Continued on 5B O FF & O N T HE I SLAND

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2B F RIDAY A PRIL 4, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK S PECIAL EVENTS The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to a special presentation with Dr. Berta Arias today at 6 p.m. This is the first of a two-part series, in which Arias will discuss the causes and events leading up t o the Cuban Revolution, and explore the role that Fernandina played in the struggle. Arias is the author of Mango Rain, a novel of discovery, passion and intrigue as twin sisters separated at the beginning of the revolution a s infants find each other as adults. The novel explores what it means to live on either side of the political and emotionally charged divide that has existed between the U.S. and Cuba for over half a century. This program is free for m embers with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. Seating is first-come, first-served. For information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or gray@ameliamuseu m.org. Friends of the F ernandina Beach Library Book Sale will be held today and April 5 in the Peck Center gym, 516 South 10th St., offering some 20,000b ooks in dozens of categories, CDs, DVDs, audio and c hildrens items, most priced from 50 cents to $2. Proceeds s upport the Fernandina Beach library. Hours are today, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and April 5, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. T he Northeast Chapter of t he Nam Knights will host a m eatball parmesan sandwich night at the VFW Post 4351 on A pril 5 at 5:30 p.m. for a $7 donation. Come early and play the Meat Madness game where you can win fresh steaks, ham, chickena nd pork chops. The $1 a c hance game starts at 4 p.m. A ll members and their guests are welcome. The VFW is located at 96086 W a de Place, under the Shave Bridge. An open house for Ballet Boot Camp will be heldA pril 5 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. a t the McArthur Family Y MCA. T he first Ballet Boot Camp is April 19, with workshops for ages three and up, beginner through advanced at the YMCA, 1915 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach. Call 261-1080. Registration fee for the three workshops, onee ach in April, May and June is $ 40. For information contact K ezia Rolle, director for the Amelia Island Center of the Arts, at 355-5551 or ameliaislanddance@gmail.com. A radio controlled model boat fun sail and exhibitionw ill be held April 5 from 10 a .m. to noon at Amelia I sland Plantation. A ll model boats welcome, working or static, finished or not, except gas powered. Spectators, including supervised children, especially welcome. Contact Hal Mather at 261-6420 for details and to arrange for ap ass at the security gate. T he Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 4351 will hosta Sunday Brunch at 11:30 a.m. on April 6. The brunch will include different dishes prepared by the ladies for an $8 donation, or $5 if you bring three non-perishable items for Hope House. For information c all 423-8791. The VFW is located at 96086 Wade Place, u nder the Shave Bridge. If you are single and over the age of 55, the Just Friends Club monthly dinner is scheduled for April 8. It is free to join this invitation o nly club. Call 321-1116. T he National League of Junior Cotillions Nassau County Chapter will host a parentsreception and registration for the 2014-15 season on April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Amelia Island Museum o f History, 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. The National League of J unior Cotillions is an etiq uette and social dance traini ng program that involves t housands of students nationwide. For information, call Lynn Dempsey, director of the local Junior Cotillion, at (904 556-2916 or emaill ynn.dempsey@nljc.com. T he Newcomers Club of A melia Island will host its m onthly coffee on April 10. Women interested in joining the club and who reside in Nassau County (no matter how long they have lived here) are welcome to attend. For information contact LucyB ryan at (90419 or L cybryn@sonic.net or visit w ww newcomersofameliais land.com. The Amelia Island Culinary Academy presents demonstration classes with Chef Bill Thompson. The next class is April 5 from 1:30-3 p.m. at 232 N. Second St., F ernandina Beach. The French Riviera menu will feature Shellfish Bouillabaisse Rosemary Lamb Brochettes and Ratatouille. Fee is $35. For registration and informa tion email info@ameliacooking.com. The April 19 class, Pasta i n T uscany , will feature Chef Bill demonstrating the Italian tradition of making pasta by hand. Sauces will include Mushroom Ragu and Tomato, Zucchini & Pancetta. Fee is $35. For registration and information email info@amelia cooking.com. The quarterly meeting of the Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society will fea ture Hope McMath, director of the Cummer Museum, on April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St. McMath will provide an introduction to The Cummer with a s pecial focus on Florida historical pieces in the collection.A ll members and visitors are invited. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For information visit clinchhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. The Amelia Island G enealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. April 15 att he Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Peter Mullen will present Mitochondrial DNA: The Arrowhead of Heredity Mitochondrial DNAis matern ally inherited and enables male or female genealogicalr esearchers to trace maternal lineage. Y-chromosonal DNA is paternally inherited and is used to trace male lineage. The program will explain the uses of Mitochondrial DNA. Mullen lives in Callahan a nd is a professor in the Department of MedicalL aboratory Technology at FSCJ, a member of the Speakers Bureau for numerous organizations and presents lectures on the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil W ar. The public is welcome. T he 29th annual Nassau County Volunteer Centers Volunteer Awards luncheon w ill be held April 24 at the A tlantic Avenue Recreation C enter from noon until 1:30 pm. Awards will be presented by the city of Fernandina Beach (the Elsie Harper awards for service to youth, seniors, community enrichment and social services), the N assau County Commission, t he Amelia Island/Nassau C ounty Association of Realtors, the town of Hilliard, the Rayonier Foundation, the Fernandina Optimist Club and the Greater West Nassau Chamber of Commerce. T ickets for a table of eight ( $160); a half-table of four ( $85); business tickets ($35), a nd individual tickets ($15 may be purchased by calling the V o lunteer Center at 2612771 or visiting www.volunteernassau.org. THEA TER The Florida Theatre presents the Comedy Brilliance of Paula Poundstone of the NPR News quiz show, WaitW ait Dont T ell Me, on April 1 2. O ne of Comedy Centrals Greatest Stand-up Comedians of All Time, this gifted comic has been making audiences laugh around the world for years. T ickets range from $53 to $25.50 and may be purchased in person at the Florida Theatre Box Of fice, 1 28 East Forsyth St., Jacksonville, by calling (904 355-ARTS, or through any Ticketmaster outlet (www.ticketmaster .com). Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditionsf or the comedy The F oreigner from 1-5 p.m. on A pril 12 at 207 Cedar St. Five men (one can be a teen and two women are needed for the cast. The show is directed by Fran Hindsley and performances are between June 12-28. For information, visit www.ameliacommunity theatre.org or call 261-6749. Amelia Community Theatre will offer a sevenweek acting course on scene study and monologues, on Tuesdays from April 15-May 27. The 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 session will be from 2:30-5 p.m. and the Tuesday evening session will be from 6:30-9 p.m. at 207 Cedar St. Tuition fee is $70. Sign up by calling the ACT box of fice at 261-6749 or at the ACTOnline Store, www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org. For information contact Sinda Nichols at nichols.sinda@gmail.com. Amelia Musical Playhouse, Amelia Islands newest theater at 1955 Island Walkway, will hold auditions for Stephen Sondheims Tony Awardwinning musical, Sweeney Todd, directed by Jill Dillingham. 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, Pretty Women, Green Finch, Kiss Me, The Contest, Epiphany, or Pirelli s Magical Elixir and a one-minute monologue of your choice. Chorus auditions entail a one-minute of song of your choice. For information visit Facebook and www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com. To schedule a private audition, email jilldill@msn.com before April 13. MUSEUM 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 about the places you visit as well as those you see along your way Its a great way to see Fernandina and learn about its history. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID tour begins at the historic 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 storytelling. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday 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. J J S S O O c c o o n n c c e e r r t t s s Jacksonville Symphony tickets are available by calling (904All concerts a re in Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the PerformingA rts, unless otherwise noted. For information visit jaxsymphony.org, like them at faceb ook.com/JaxSymphony or follow them on Twitter @jaxsymphony. 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 announces something different for the kick-o ff of this seasons Sounds On Centre concert series downtown. The first concert is 6-8 p .m. tonight 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 b est-known band of all time. Come early to get a good spot. The concert series is spon-s ored by a long list of local firms dedicated to the enrichment of downtown. The theme this s eason is KeepinIt Local. B B l l u u e e g g r r a a s s s s j j a a m m The Barn in Yulee, 850918 US 17, one block north of A1Aat the corner of Pages D airy Road, holds Bluegrass Jams every second and fourth Monday of the month.U pcoming dates are April 14 and 28 from 6:30-9 p.m. The events are free. Light refreshments will be served. For information c all 477-7268. 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 Festivals 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 a nd special guests, in a salute to Americas l egendary big bands. A Meet 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 per person and proceeds benefit the festival scholarship program. Purchase tickets at www.ameliaislandjaz-z festival.com, the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler R oad, or at the AIFBY Chamber Of C ommerce, Gateway to A melia. Call (904 504-4772 or email info@ameliaislandjazzfestival.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 JohnL egend in concert at 8 p.m. April 30. Tickets r ange from $41 to $71 and are available at t he box office, by calling (904TS, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Visit 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 The Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired andc urrent music educators, even folks that h ave 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 Y u lee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email info@nassaucommunity band.com, call band President Chuck Belinski 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 T wilight 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 The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. and the piano styling of Steve Fingers on Saturday afternoons. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpubandeats for information on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and S aturday 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. No c 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 c ollection 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 Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at bill@thepalacesaloon.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 and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. D ress is casual. For information call Holmes a t 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. the first Wednesday of each month. Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing beechflye r@bellsouth.net. 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, 117 Centre St., presents live music. Call 491-8999 or email kellie@lickwidmarketing.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 S t., live music Thursday through Sunday. C all 277-381 1, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar a nd 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.T hursdays. Visit w ww .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 Sheffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., p resents late night dance mixes on Fridays w ith DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, a nd Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 491-8999 or email kellie@lickwidmarketing.com. 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 A ve., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. n ightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, r eggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The M acys 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 Twitter. 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 kellie@lickwidmarketing.com. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thesurfonline.com. Submit items and updates for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at sper r y@fbnewsleader .com. MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that ea ch r o w c olumn and 3-by-3 box contain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. Wednesday, April 2 Solution O UTAND A BOUT Green Film Festival ongoing at FLT Fernandina Little Theatre, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, North Florida Chapter and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, presents the Green Carpet film series designed to examine envir onmental issues and foster dialogue about sustainability. The critically acclaimed and award-winning documentar y films will be shown at the Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., once a week at 7:30 p.m., concluding on Ear th Day April 22. Remaining films are: Dive! Tuesday, April 8 this multi award-winning documentary follows filmmaker Jeremy Selfert and friends as they Dumpster dive in garbage receptacles of Los Angeles supermarkets. T apped T uesday April 15 looks at the big business of bottled water, and how it has bamboozled the public and damaged our Earth. Gasland Part II Tuesday, April 22 an in-depth examination of the dangers of fracking, now occur ring on a global level in 32 countries worldwide. Individual screenings are $6. Tickets are available at The UPS Stor e in the Fer nandina Beach Publix shopping center. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the U.S. Green Building Council, North Florida Chapter. Visit ameliaflt.org.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY A P RIL 4, 2014/News-Leader S aturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8:00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6 pm Tues H oly 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 CHURCHInnovative 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 Sunday School 9:45 am S unday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm W ednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097w ww.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.6thStreetDr.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. FRANK CAMAROTTI, PastorS S u u n n d d a a y y S S c c h h o o o o l l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 9 : : 4 4 5 5 a a m m W W o o r r s s h h i i p p S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 1 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m E E v v e e n n i i n n g g W W o o r r s s h h i i p p . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y N N i i g g h h t t S S u u p p p p e e r r . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h G G r r o o u u p p . . 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m 8 8 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y P P r r a a y y e e r r S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m7 7 3 3 6 6 B B o o n n n n i i e e v v i i e e w w R R o o a a d d 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 6 6 1 1 4 4 6 6 1 1 5 5 N N u u r r s s e e r r y y p p r r o o v v i i d d e e d dW W o o r r s s h h i i p p I I n n J J o o y y . c c o o m mF F i i n n d d u u s s o o n n F F a a c c e e b b o o o o k k : : F F i i v v e e P P o o i i n n t t s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h YULEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHPlease join us forSUNDAYSERVICES:Adult Sunday School 9:30AM Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11:00 AMA1A&Christian Way, Yulee225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward P astor Ted Schroder Sunday School . . . . . . .10am Sunday Morning Service . . .11am Sunday Evening Service . . . .6pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer..7pmPastor Adolfo Del Rio 820 S. 14th Street, F.B.BBCFB.COM (904Independent; Fundamental; Traditional HymnsBible Baptist Church A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 Airplanes, three-year-olds and knowing Gods love Hold me Papa. His voice pulled h ard on my heart. Hold me tight, he said again. This time he nestled h is head against my chest. I pulled him close and squeezed as hard as I f elt a three-year-old could stand. Recently, I helped my grandson overcome some childhood fears. With his whole world seeming a bit upside down, and Mimi and I temp orarily taking care of him, I knew in order to help him, I needed to get h is mind focused on good things to come. Were going to get on an airplane, I told him, and fly way up in the skye are, he said, looking up with one eye a little more open than the other. Yep, I told him. And its going to be a ton of fun. When Papa? Are we going now, hes aid, hoping to see his Dad soon. Not now but in a c ouple of days, I said. My voice was a s convincing as I knew how to make i t. Unfortunately, two days seemed like forever to him. Slowly his fears and insecurities c rawled back up onto the blue l eather recliner where we were sitt ing. Thats when I had the idea a picture. Do you want to see the airplane, I asked as I grabbed my laptop and pulled it up on to our laps. Suddenly his interest returned.P icture after picture, plane after plane, inside and out, I explained t o him, over and over, just how things would be. I told him how we w ould have to buckle our seat belts and how the captains voice w ould come on I left nothing out. The result was amazing. Though I had to keep the vision alive for the full two days, it, coupled with periodic big squeezes, kept his head a bove water. I even went as far as taking him t o the airport the night before our departure. We walked on the movi ng sidewalk; we saw where we would check our bags; we watched people going through the security check; we did everything I could think of to pass the time and settle his heart. Up to then, for him, everything h ad hinged on my words and a few pictures on the computer. He simply h ad to trust me. Once we physically went to the airport that changed. My w ords were real. He knew that all that I had said was actually going to h appen. You can only imagine how excited he was the next morning. I must say, he was three years old the entire trip. After safely handing him off to h is dad, the Lord began speaking to me. Though far from three years o ld, I know what its like to need God to still my storms and to help m e regain my focus in life. Without a doubt, at some level, the way the Lord led me to encourage my grandson is the way He loves and cares for us all. Like my grandson, there are times when we just need God toh old us and hold us tight. Theres moments when having to wait two d ays seems like forever and when we need God to pull fresh vision for o ur future up onto our lap. I think above everything, the fact t hat I was committed to personally make the trip with my grandson is what gave him the most peace. For me, its the thing I love most about God as well. I saiah 46:3b-4 says this: Ive carried you since your birth. Ive t aken care of you from the time you were born. Even when youre old, Ill t ake care of you. Even when your hair turns gray, Ill support you. I made you and will continue to care for you. Ill support you and save you. Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters World Outreach Center. rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org LENT, HOLY WEEK & EASTER F F i i r r s s t t P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n First Presbyterian welcomes all to noon L enten services with Communion each Wednesday through April 9 in the sanctuary on North Sixth Street. Prayer studies are Wednesdays in Jim Thomas Hall, 9 N. Sixth St., at 12:30 or 6:15 p.m. Nursery and childcare available for evening study following the family dinner at 5:30 p.m. Call 261-3837. S pecial Easter events open to the communit y include: Palm Sunday, April 13, worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and an ecumenical gathering 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 service of FirstP resbyterian and Memorial United Methodist i n Maxwell Hall on Nor t h Sixth Str eet, fol lowed by a performance of Exodus by Brad Sherrill from Atlanta. Nursery provided at each church. Call Memorial at 261-5769 or First Presbyterian at 261-3837. Easter Sunday April 20, br eak the fast at the annual Pancake Breakfast in Jim Thomas Hall following the Sunrise Service at Ft.C linch. Celebrate the r esur r ection in worship a t 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 10 a.m. at Amelia Plantation Chapel. The cantata focuseso n the final days of Jesus, with wor ds and music built around the frame of Gods Masterpiece of Grace. Ther e ar e six pieces in this work, which carries the listener from the garden to the cross. Images cr eated on canvas and with cameras will be reflected on the walls of the sanctuary. Following the cantata, enjoy a reception and see the ar t used during the per for mance. A melia Plantation Chapel is located at 36 Bowman Road. Call 277-4414, find them on facebook.com/Amelia.Plantation.Chapel or visit www.ameliachapel.com. P P r r i i n n c c e e o o f f P P e e a a c c e e Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, will partici-p ate in Holy Week and Easter with several w orship opportunities: April 13 at 9 a.m. 11 a.m. is Palm Sunday worship with Holy Communion, featuring the choir cantata at the 9 a.m. service only. April 17 at 7 p.m. is the Maundy T hursday service featuring Into Your Hands (an enactment of the Last Supper washing and Holy Communion. April 18 at 7 p.m. is the Good Friday Tenebrae service. April 20 at 6:50 a.m. is Easter Sunday, celebrated with a Sunrise worship beginning outs ide (worship with Holy Communion April 20 at 8:30 a.m. a breakfast and childrens Easter egg hunt will take place. April 20 at 10 a.m. will conclude with Easter worship with Holy Communion. All are welcome. Call 261-6306 or find them on Facebook. Y Y u u l l e e e e U U n n i i t t e e d d M M e e t t h h o o d d i i s s t t H oly Week at Yulee United Methodist Church, 86003 Christian Way in Yulee, includes: April 13 Palm Sunday Service at 11 a.m. April 17 Holy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. April 20 Easter Sunday Service at 11 a.m. P P a a s s s s i i o o n n o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t T he Passion of Christ will be presented d uring both morning services on Palm S unday April 13, at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road. This year the passion story is repeated from the Gospel of Matthew, 26:36 through 27:54. Presenters will quote scripture in the voice of the Reader, Narrator and Jesus, and the congregation will participate as the Cr owd. Call 277-4414, find them on f acebook.com/Amelia.Plantation.Chapel or v isit www.ameliachapel.com. All are welcome. G G o o o o d d F F r r i i d d a a y y m m u u s s i i c c The community is invited to Amelia Baptist Church on Good Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. for a service of music and drama. The musical centerpiece is the Lenten cantata, In My Place by Craig Cour tney, that combines music and t he spoken word to convey what narration w riter Pamela Stewar t has called Christ s S acrifice of Love. Holy Communion will be obser v ed. This ser v ice is pr e sented by mor e than 60 singers representing several area churches, accompanied by an ensemble of 12 instrumentalists fr om the Nor theast Florida community, all under the direction of Pam Helton, minister o f music at Amelia Baptist. There is no charge. C hildcare (ages newborn through 4 years) is a vailable at no cost with reservations. Call 2619527 for information. Amelia Baptist is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail. 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 First Baptist Church will hold its annual Easter Sunrise Celebration at Peters Point, 1 974 S. Fletcher Ave., on 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. Join F irst Baptist in a renewed celebration of Christs love. For details see FBFirst.com. L L e e g g a a c c y y B B a a p p t t i i s s t t The community is invited to a sunrise service on Easter morning, April 20, at Goffinsville Park off Old Nassauville Road, at 6:45 a.m., presented by Legacy Baptist Church. Pastor Jeff Whitaker invites everyone to be a part of t his exciting service. Please bring a chair. B r eakfast will be served at Legacy Baptist, 9 41328 Old Nassauville Road, following the service at 8 a.m. For information call (904 442-5954. F F r r a a n n k k l l i i n n t t o o w w n n c c e e l l e e b b r r a a t t e e s s Historic Franklintown United Methodist Church invites the community to its Easter Sunrise and W orship Ser vice on April 20 at 7 a .m. at Burney Park in American Beach as t hey give honor to God for how great he has b een in their lives. Immediately after the sunrise worship service, breakfast will be served at the Franklintown United Methodist Church, Gabriel Means Fellowship Hall. For information or directions, contact the church at 277-2726. E E a a s s t t e e r r a a t t C C h h a a p p e e l l A melia Plantation Chapel will hold ser v ices at 7 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Easter Sunday. A sunrise service will be held poolside at 7 a.m. at the Omni Resort Hotel. A shuttle service will run from the chapel parking lot to the hotel beginning at 6 a.m. W orship Services will be held at the chapel a t 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The Chancel Choir a nd Brass Ensemble will of fer special music. A n urser y will be available during both ser vices with the youth Sunday Class during the 11:15 a.m. ser v ice. An Easter Egg Hunt for children begins at 10:30 a.m. on the Chapel grounds. Easter buckets will be on hand for those who for get to bring a basket. Everyone is invited to bring f lowers or greenery to weave onto the wooden c ross placed in front of the chapel. T he Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36 Bowman Road, just outside of the main security gate of the Omni Resort. Call 2774414 for information, find them on facebook.com/Amelia.Plantation.Chapel or visit www.ameliachapel.com. All are welcome. RELIGION NOTES T T a a r r t t a a n n D D a a y y Holy Trinity Anglican Church will celebrate Tartan Day April 6 by holding a Kirkin of the Tartans at the 10:30 a.m. service. This will include a presentation and blessing of family tartans accompanied by m usic of the pipes. Those attending are e ncouraged to carry a length of their family t artan, with or without a banner pole, and to wear a kilt or other Celtic garb. Congress established April 6 as Tartan Day in 2005 in celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath Scotland in 1320, and in recognition of the impact that it had on the American Declaration of Independence. T he Most Rev Walter H. Grundorf, B ishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the E astern United States of the Anglican Province of America, will also visit Sunday to celebrate the order for confirmation at the 10:30 a.m. ser vice. The hur ch is located at 1830 Lake Park Drive, in Amelia Park, across the street from the YMCA. The public is invited to attend. G G r r o o u u n n d d b b r r e e a a k k i i n n g g Y ulee United Methodist Church will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on April 6 at 3 p.m. for the new parsonage located in the Nor thbr o ok subdivision on Chester Road in Y ulee. The groundbreaking will take place at 3 p.m., after first Sunday Potluck. Maps will be distributed in chur ch on Sunday The c hurch is located at 86003 Christian Way in Y ulee. Contact the church at 225-5381. G G r r u u b b a a n n d d t t h h e e G G o o s s p p e e l l A Bible-based prayer service with free br eakfast of f ers food for the body and the soul at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday, starting April 6 at The Barn in Yulee, 850918 US 17, one block nor th of A1A at the cor ner of Pages D air y Road. For infor mation call 477-7268. C C h h u u r r c c h h a a n n n n i i v v e e r r s s a a r r y y Solid Rock Church of God by Faith, 86138 Palm Tree Drive, Yulee, will celebrate the 100th anniversar y of the founding of the Church of God by Faith. Inc., on April 12 at the Legends Center, 5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville at 6 p.m. A table of eight is $320; banquet ticket is $40. Donations are tax deductible. Makec hecks payable to Church of God by Faith, I nc. and mail to 1107 T ur tle Cr eek Drive North, Jacksonville, FL 32218. For information visit the Facebook page and like Solid Rock, or contact Curtis McGriff at (904 4982 or Jeannette White at (904 P ULPIT NOTES Pastor Rob Goyette

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A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY A P RIL 4, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK N N e e w w s s c c h h o o o o l l Registration is ongoing for the new private school, Midtown Primar y located at 463159 SR 200, cor ner of A1A and US 17 in Yulee, for kindergarten through third grade. School opens Aug. 6 with small classes and certified teachers. To learn more call 206-4170 or visit www.earlyimpressionsfl.com. B B o o w w l l f f o o r r k k i i d d s s Help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida at the Bowl for Kids Sake event April 5 at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. and April 12 at 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Batt Family Fun Center, 1838 Cassat Ave., Jacksonville. Say thank you to the volunteers who help children at risk while raising funds to help local children who benefit from the Big/Little program. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida is a mentoring movement that con nects caring, encouraging adult mentors with children from low-income, single family homes or in homes that otherwise impede the childs ability to succeed. Sign up at www.bbbsnefl.org/bowling. For information contact Dawn Robbins, manager of special events, at dr obbins@bbbsnefl.or g or (904 9797, ext. 252. T T o o w w n n h h a a l l l l The Nassau Alcohol Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition (NACDAC town hall meeting, The Sooner the Better, on April 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. at West Nassau High School. A youth panel will discuss what alcohol use and adolescents looks like in Nassau County and Mothers Against Drunk Driving will make a pr esentation to empower par ents to speak with their children about the dangers of underage alcohol use. RSVP to Kerrie Albert by today at 994-2502 orfinsfan99@bellsouth.net. S S w w i i n n g g i i n n t t o o S S p p r r i i n n g g The Fernandina Beach High School Jazz and Symphonic bands will hold their Swing into Spring fundraiser April 12 at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at 435 Citrona Drive. Tickets are $15 and include dinner, entertainment by the bands and one entr y for a draw ing. The grand-prize is a Samsung 43-inch plasma TV. Extra tickets for the drawing are $5 each. Also enjoy a silent auction. For tickets and information contact Teresa W ilson, BP A vice pr esident, at tebewilson@comcast.net or 206-3088. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The Band Par ent Association is still accepting silent auc tion donations and the purchase of ad space in the program. The FBHS BPA is a nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Proceeds will support all FBHS bands. T T S S I I C C G G r r a a d d u u a a t t i i o o n n The T ake Stock in Childr en graduation cele bration will be held on April 22 in the Y ulee High School auditorium, 85375 Miner Road. Seniors and incoming students arrive at 6 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Contact Sharon Collins, executive director, at 548-4464. S S u u m m m m e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m s s Early Impressions and The Vibe, A Y outh Center will offer weekly summer programs for ages 3 and up, including Ar t Camps, Dance, Cheer, Jazz and Hip Hop Camps. They will host a Karate Showcase on April 26 at 10 a.m. at the Peck Center in Fernandina Beach and a dance recital May 24 at 6 p.m. at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Everyone is welcome. Visit www.earlyimpressionsfl.com, call or come by for mor e details. Locations ar e 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (cor ner of A1A and Blackr ock Road), 310-9730 and 432-7146, and 463159 SR 200, (corner of A1A and US 17), 2064170. Space is limited. S S u u m m m m e e r r c c a a m m p p Fer nandina Beach Christian Academy will offer exciting and cost effective camps for childr en starting in May. Among the offerings will be Camp Cupcake, Pirates and Princess, Science Explores, Photography Camp, Legos and Lego Robotics. Parents should contact Shannon Hogue at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy for information and registration forms at 491-5664. U U N N F F c c a a m m p p s s The UNF Depar tment of Campus Recreation will offer Youth Sports and Fitness Camp and EcoCamp this summer. Registration is open at www.unf.edu/recreation/camps/. Or call (904, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., UNF Student Wellness Complex, Building 61. UNF Youth Sports and Fitness Camp runs 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 9-Aug. 8 for ages 5-14. Each day of fers something dif fer ent, including flag football, stickball, tennis, track, soccer, arts and crafts, plus field trips every week. Cost is $185 per week per camper for the general pub lic or $120 per week for UNF students, $140 per week for UNF USPS employees and $150 per week for UNF A&P employees. A 10 percent discount is available for multiple children and active military (ID required). EcoCamp is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9-Aug. 1 for ages 6-14. Cost is $200 per week for the general public and $185 a week for UNF faculty, staf f, students, active militar y and multiple chil dren. Optional before and after care is $50 per week. Parents can drop off campers at 7:30 a.m. and can pick them up by 6 p.m. For information visit www.unf.edu/recreation/camps/ or call the UNF Department of Campus Recr eation at (904 offers youth and summer camp programs. F F S S C C J J a a v v i i a a t t i i o o n n s s t t u u d d e e n n t t s s The EAA Chapter at Fernandina Beach (KFHBfering use of a precision flight control Cat III BATD at a reduced price ($15 hour) to maintain proficiency/practice without having to drive to Cecil. CFII available. Contact Jim at (904 Y Y o o u u n n g g w w r r i i t t e e r r s s The Nassau Y outh W riters Program meets the third Tuesday of each month at Books Plus, 107 Centre St., Fernandina Beach. For more information contact nassauyouthwriters@gmail.com. CLASS NOTES For the News-Leader Five students from Nassau County Public Schools advanced to the Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair: Raymond Pace (CMSyatt Lucovsky (CMS (FBMSYMS and Brantley Hammond (YMS T hese students qualified for the regional fair based on their top performance in their school science fairs last fall. Raymond Pace, CMS eighth grade gifted science student, took the Inspired Excellence Awar and a cash prize at the regional fair. He was recognized for his p roject, Can a Solar Still Make Your Water Healthy? Lucovsky (CMSesented his project, Does the Temperature of Water Affect Its Surface Tension? Emma Shafer (FBMS presented her project, Does Medicine Help Plants? Brantley Hammond (YMSesented his e xperimental project, SPL Solar Panels, and Kyle Heidinger (YMSed robotics in his S TEM project, Bristle Bots. A bout 350 local public and priv ate school students participated i n the event. Many won scholar s hips and other awards sponsored by colleges, government entities, businesses and professional organizations. Top projects will be displayed at the State Science and Engineering Fair and the Intern ational Science and Engin-eering F airs. The State Science Fair part icipants will compete for over $1.2 million in awards. Im so proud of our winning students, and all the students who participated in our schools science fairs, said Monica Wright, district science cur riculum r esource teacher. Just to make it t o the regional fair is a major a ccomplishment, and I know our students r e pr e sented our district ver y well. Three Nassau County middle schools promoted science fairs in the fall. Ruth Duncan at Callahan Middle chaired the ThirdA nnual Stars, Stories and Space N ight. In addition to the awards c er e mony the Nor th-east Florida Astr o logical Society brought several high-powered telescopes to CMS, allowing students an upclose view of the stars, the moon and Jupiter. Autumn Nowlin, science teacher and fair chairperson,s ponsored the YMS seventh grade s cience fair Rebecca Larsen, F BMS science team leader and fair chairperson, promoted over 600 science fair pr o jects school wide. Volunteer judges at the science fairs included engineers and sci entists from the community. The s tudent categories included behavi oral/social sciences, botany c hemistry, Earth/planetary science, engineering, envir onmental science, medicine/health science, physics and team projects. The Nassau School District Science Fair Committees wish to express a sincere t hanks to the community for sup p orting the students by volunteering to judge, contribute awards, and sponsor refreshments at the fairs. Also, the local science fairs would not have been possible without the assistance fr om numer ous parent volunteers, principals, assistant principals, office staff and custodians. Thank you for your har d work and contributions to this years science fairs. Students attend regional science fair SCHOLARSHIPS J J O O Y Y g g r r a a n n t t s s JOY to the Children offers a $1,500 per year grant to selected applicant(s attend and will graduate from a Nassau County high school and will continue their educat ion toward a degree, technical or workforce certificatep rogram from Florida State College at Jacksonville. Applicants will be successful students who have demonstrated interest in their field o f study while being good and involved citizens and who m ay not otherwise be in position to focus on such a prog ram without aid. Students must: be a senior graduating from a Nassau County high school; U.S. and Nassau County legal r esident; have an outstanding attendance record; passing g rades in all courses; GPA 2.50 minimum preferred; h ave documented involvement in activities outside of school hours (community, c hurch, work, school extrac urricular, family support, farm); demonstrated good citi zenship; clear juvenile/discipline status; full-time FSCJ enrollment in degree or technical certificate program (Associate Science, Applied Science, T echnical/ Workforce Certificate) E ach high school will coord inate applicant submissions t o the JOY selection committee. Student will be responsible for application and admission to FSCJ. The grants are to be used for FSCJ tuition and books.J oy To The Children will a dminister consecutive ter m s cholarship grants upon con tinuing student pr o gr e ss for up to four semesters, as established. K K i i w w a a n n i i s s C C l l u u b b The Kiwanis Club of Fernandina Beach is accepting applications for itsF loyd-L y on Memorial Scholarship. Any senior attending either Fernandina Beach High or Yulee High who has at least a 2.5 GPA and is looking to fur ther their education by acquiring an associates degree or a vocational/technical cer tifi c ate may apply The total scholarship award is for $3,000, given in $1,500 install ments over two years. Application forms and information ar e available at your schools guidance office. Applications must be submitted thr ough the guidance o f fice 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 scholarship essay contest for all Nassau County high school seniors. I n addition to a college award, t he Pirates offer an award for a student entering military service. Submit an essay by April 14 of at least 750 wor ds on the subject of pirates or pirating: past, pr esent or future, with proper citations and references. Students may attend school at home, in a public or private school, or in another county, but must be a full-time resident of Nassau County. T he college award is a check for $500 to $1,500p ayable to their school upon acceptance, for tuition and/or b ooks. The military service awardee will receive a check for $500 upon completion of basic training. The winner(s t he Pirates May 4 at the Shrimp Festival for a formala nnouncement, photos and awards. Visit www.Fernan d inaPirates.com. N N C C C C D D C C Applications for the Nassau County Community D evelopment Corporation (NCCDCM emorial Scholarship, William H. Peck Memorial S cholarship and the RychardLottie-Annie Cook-Scholarship are now available at Fernandina Beach High School. The Cook Scholarship is also available at Yulee High School. A pplications for the NCCDC General Scholarship are available at Hilliard, West N assau and Yulee High schools. A pplications are due by April 18. For information cont act your guidance office or call 261-4396 or 261-4113. N N S S F F A A The Nassau Sport Fishing A ssociation will award the Johnny Thirsk Memorial S cholarship to a graduating senior attending a Nassau C ounty high school. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding senior. This is a renewable, paid for two consecutive years for a total of $2,000. Applications must be postmarked by April 20.T he certificate will be pres ented at the recipients S enior A w ar ds Pr ogram. They and their family will also be invited to a Nassau Spor t Fishing Association monthly social meeting as guests. For details and applications visith ttp://nsfafish.net/Default.as p x?pageId=1774468. F or infor m ation contact Shawn Ar n old, 2014 NSFA Scholarship Committee, at 556-5531 or ashawnar nold@ hotmail.com. 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 2 014 Dylan McCor m ick Memorial Music Scholarship. The scholarship is given in memor y of Dylan McCor mick, who accidentally drowned in March 2012. His love of the guitar inspired his parents, Phillip andV alerie McCor mick, and e xtended family to of fer this annual $500 scholarship to the college of the recipients choice. The scholarship is of fered to Yulee High School seniors cur r ently in music. Applications ar e available from the YHS music department. For information contact Andrea Turner of Dave Turner Plumbing at 277-3942. Applications may be mailed to Dave Turner Plumbing, 474390 State Road 200, Fernandina Beach, FL 32041. Deadline is April 30. Attending the Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair, from left, a re Brantley Hammond, Emma Shafer, Raymond Pace, Kyle Heidinger and Wyatt Lucovsky. Yulee Middle School Science Fair participants include, from left, Principal Jeremy Boatright, Brantley Hammond, Alayna Jones, Courtney Welsch, Kyle Durrett, Autumn Nowlin (Science Fair chairperson Principal Amanda Cooper SUBMITTED PHOTOS The Callahan Middle School Science Fair participants include, top row, from left, Ruth Duncan (Science Fair chairpersonyatt Lucovsky, Ethan Knagge, Ben Desek, Jessica Mobley Ashleigh Gomez, Jordan Hartley, Skye Black and Ashely Barber. Second row are Calee Edwards, Angel Kaylor, Dawson Gayle, Kyle Page, Victoria Webb, Brianna Tucker and Bobby Jacobs. Not pictured is Raymond Pace. Emma Shafer, Fer nandina Beach Middle School Science Fair winner and p ar ticipant in the R egional Science Fair.

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c er t series pr esented by First Coast Community Bank and hosted by Mark & Donna Paz Kaufman. The songs that The Don Juans have written and will sing together are funny,w himsical, wry, bittersweet a nd poignant, playing like litt le movies in the listener s mind. When they perform, you are guaranteed to be fully engaged laughing, wiping away tears, often at the same time whether listening to one of their songsf or the first time or the 50th, b ecause their songs have a w ay of staying with you. T a ke Whereve You Been, for example, the song recorded by Kathy Mattea for which Don and Jon won a Grammy. Within a span of four minutes, we lear n all about the life and love of a couple over their 60 years of marriage. The songs they write capt ure the details of our hearts a nd feelings. Their gift is in s peaking to or d inary things that connect us to one another, recognizing their simple beauty The stories within might be whimsical, like the motorcycle couple who name their baby Harley or the guy who falls for the pizzadelivery girl, or sentimental, like Beautiful Fool, a trib-u te to Dr. Martin Luther K ing. Listening to The Don J uans is like watching movies in your head, complete with soundtrack where every song tells a stor y CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5B F RIDAY A PRIL 4, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader j j o o h h n n @ @ S S e e a a H H o o r r s s e e o o f f A A m m e e l l i i a a . c c o o m m w w w w w w . 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Jim can t even vent to his customer Roy, because Roy is lovestruck after a glimpse of the visiting niece. The audience will enjoy watching five people on intersectingp aths, each just trying to figu re out his or her place in t he world. Lee Blessing is a prolific playwright whose plays have been nominated for Tony and Olivier Awards; he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for the political drama A W alk in the Woods. This inventive show is full of surprises. It is r omantic, c omic, and well-obser ved. D irector Laura Swaim says, This play r e volves ar ound the seemingly quirky lives of ordinary people, but in real life, as we all can attest, our everyday circumstances are often anything but normal. Some of the surprises for t his production involve the s et and set pieces. Swaim says, Each show has its own unique challenges. For me, the logistics of finding and transporting set pieces has been, well, let s just say a t r uckload of fun. Come see t he show, and youll get the p ictur e The cast of five includes Toni DAmico, Brandee Edwards, Brian Gilvey, James Mabe and Mark Pollack. Performances are at 8 p.m. April 10-12, 17-19 and2 2-24 and at 2 p.m. on April 1 3. On opening night, April 10, ticket holders are invited to wear their best wester n wear and enjoy some barbecue at the pre-show party which begins at 7 p.m. in them ain stage lobby at 207 C edar St. A dult tickets ar e $20 and student tickets, thr o ugh col lege, are $10 and may be purchased atwww.ameliacommunitytheatre.org or by calling 261-6749. Box office hours ar e fr om 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on T hursdays, Fridays and S aturdays. exciting event that will benefit some gr eat or ganizations. The Easter egg hunt is being coor dinated by members of the Nassau County School Boar d and will featur e 1,000 eggs with prizes inside. Childr en ar e invited to bring their own basket and attend. For more information, contact Justin Taylor at 491-7304 or jtaylor@nassauflpa.com. A CT Continued fr om 1A BALL Continued from 1A SONG Continued from 1A Peck Ensemble presents concert of spirituals and poetry For the News-Leader Selections of the inspiring p oetry of Maya Angelou and James Weldon Johnson will accompany The Peck Community Ensembles vocal selections from their engaging repertoire of spirituals and gospel music. The concert will be held on Sun-d ay at 4 p.m. at New Vision Congregational Church in Yulee. S pirituals and traditional gospel music form the nucleus of the ensembles a cappella presentations. The vocalists, who worship with several local congregations, learned the spirituals from church elders. Singing them is a tribute to the millions of unnamed souls whose gift to t he world is a legacy of perseverance and triumph through song. Since 1993, the Peck Community Ensemble has taken great pleasure in sharing their love for music throughout Nassau County and the surrounding area. Now in their 20th season, the ensembles nonprofit ministry has grown to encompass a variety of artistic presentations. The ensemble was founded b y its director, Nanette Simmons Autry, a native of F ernandina Beach and a retired educator in musical arts, theater arts and English. The concert is free of charge and attendees are invited to offer a donation that will benefit Barnabas Center and the m inistry of The Peck Community Ensemble. N ew Vision Congregational Church, UCC is a new church of the United Church of Christ with a bold vision to be a different voice of progressive faith in Nassau County. Worship services are held each Sunday a t 10 a.m. at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee, just off A1A. For furt her information, visit www.New VisionCongregationalChurch.or g, follow them on Facebook, or contact the Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore at 238-1822. The Peck Community Ensemble, founded by director Nanette S immons Autry, cent er, will perform Sunday at 4 p.m. at New Vision Congregatio nal Church in Yulee. SUBMITTED T he Don Juans, from left, JonV ezner, Jeff Gilkinson and Don Henry, will perf orm April 12 at 7 :30 p.m. in B urns Hall at St. Peters Episcopal Parish, 801 Atlantic Ave. A $20 donation, 100 per cent of which goes to the artists,i s suggested and a ppreciated. Make r eservations in advance by email to EveningofStory andSong@gmail.com or call 4151388 for mor e infor m ation. SUBMITTED FREE KIDS ART SUBMITTED Instr uctor Anne Howden teaches several childr e n in a r ecent after noon plastic gauze str u ctur e class at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, above. IAA offers free childrens art classes several times a month. All that is asked is registration byc alling IAA at 261-7020. Upcoming classes include: A pril 14 After noon Ar t, ages 6-12, 3:30-5:30 p.m., l ed by Anne Howden April 21 Preschool Art, ages 3-5, with an adult, 1011 a.m., led by Diane Hambur g April 26 Middle School Ar t, ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden April 26 Childrens Art, ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden C lasses held at the Education Center, adjacent to the g aller y at 18 N. Second St. AR T W ORKS S S i i n n g g i i n n g g q q u u i i l l t t e e r r Singer/songwriter Cathy Miller will pr esent a pr ogram of music and quilts at the Amelia Island Quilt Guild meeting on April 8 at 7 p.m. Miller and her husband, John Bunge, travel the world singing for quilting events, guild meetings and shows, and she is known as The Singing Quilter . T o date, they have performed for 700 quilting guilds and events on three continents. Millers quilts have won awards and have been exhibited inter nationally She received a Best of Show at the 2000 Freds Pass Rural Show in the Nor ther n Territory of Australia for Bali Stars. In 2011 Insanity , her miniature quilt made of 1/4inch hexagons, was accepted into the Houston Quilt Festival W orld of Beauty show. Visit www.singingquilter.com. The quilt guild meets the second Tuesday of the month at the W omans Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave. Programs are free and open to the public. Contact info@aiquilters. com for infor mation. 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 Ar tist 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 journal with your own painting on the cover: and something new: a r ecycled box cover as well. The binding is exposed stitch binding, also known as longstitch, with its d ecorative pattern on the s pine: the variations ar e end l ess. Needles, bookbinding thread of a variety of colors, beads, cutting tools, paper and paint are part of the fee of $75. For infor mation, contact Eliza Holliday at eliza@letterist.com or 556-2517. S S p p r r i i n n g g s s h h o o w w The Georgia Coastal Ar tists Guild Spring Show and Sale, Artistic Journeys, featuring over 20 r egional ar tists displaying original ar t in all mediums, will be held April 12 and 13 fr om 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the village of St. Simons Island, Ga. Included is a raffle painting, A Chip, A Putt by water color ar tist Bonnie Rabert to support the Boys & Girls Club golf pr o gram and GCA pr ojects. Admission is free. For details visit georgiacoastalartistsguild.org. A A r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Ar tist Bill Maur er holds sketch classes every Thursday at 10 a.m. Meet at Amelia Island Cof fee Shop, then have fun sketching around town. Fee is $40. Call Bill at 261-8276 for more information. Maurer holds watercolor classes Fridays fr om 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Peters Episcopal Chur ch, Room 201. Cost is $210 for six sessions or a $40 drop-in fee. All levels welcome. Learn to paint in watercolors with Maurer, author of Sketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. Call 2618276. V isit www .maur er fin eart.com.

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H OMES F R IDAY A P RIL 4, 2014News-Leader 6 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK BUSINESSCARDBILLBOARD DA V I S,MA R T I N&BE R N A R D,P.A.-AT T O R N E Y S A TLA WForeclosureDefenseBankruptcyDebtSettlementATTORNEYR o b e r t D B e r n a r d9 6 0 1 8 5 G a t e w a y B o u l e v a r d S u i t e 1 0 4 A m e l i a I s l a n d F L 3 2 0 3 4 P h o n e : ( 9 0 4 ) 2 6 1 2 8 4 8 F a x : ( 9 0 4 ) 2 6 1 4 4 7 6 E m a i l : b o b @ e i g h t f l a g s l a w c o m For the News-Leader T alk of busy bees and honey beekeeping was all a buzz at the UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Service on Friday, March 22. Forty-five people from Nassau and surrounding counties attended t he Beekeeping for Beeginners workshop, including e xperienced beekeepers and mentors from the North East Florida Honey Bee Association and the Jacksonville Beekeeping Association. Debs Bee Supply and Honey Life both sponsored and provided equipment and materials for purchase at the w orkshop. Participants also received a small bear of local honey produced by Karma Acres Farm and Farm Credit sponsored a lunch catered by Callahan BBQ. Amanda Burnett, the N assau County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, opened the workshop with an introduction to honey bee biology and intere sting facts about the import ance of honey bees througho ut history and today. A ncient Egyptians practiced beekeeping using horiz ontal cylinders made of clay. Honey has been found in some Egyptian tombs, still good to eat. And today, the honey bee has the great responsibility ofp ollinating more than 130 c r o ps, particularly almond t rees, providing approximately $200 billion in ecological services each year! o make one pound of honey, the bees have to visit two million flowers and fly 55,000 miles. The life work ofo ne bee only makes onet welfth a teaspoon of honey s aid Burnett. Among the presenters were Gar y V a n Cleef and Rob Horsbur gh, State Apiary Inspectors fr om the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industr y Van Cleef and H orsburgh taught the aspiring b eekeepers how to manage h oney bee hives thr o ugh the seasons, what the apiar y inspectors look for when they visit hives, how to avoid Africanized honey bees. Africanized honey bees ar e not a problem in north F lorida yet, said Van Cleef, but just remember to Bee a war e ... look, listen, and r un. Africanized swar m s ar e very aggressive and if you accidentally disturb a hive, r un, cover your mouth and nose and do not swat at the bees. And never jump in a pool. They will w ait for you, explained Van C leef. V an Cleef also pr ovided u pdates on new Florida honey beekeeping rules and regulations. For instance, under the Right to Farm Act, anyone who wants to keep honey bees on their property can as long as it is not forbidden by their H omeowner Association. Participants watched earnestly as members of the Northeast Florida Honey Bee Association (NEFHBA with David Nistler, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Clay County, demonstrated h ow to put together a standard bee hive, the basic tools needed to get started, as well as safety equipment every beekeeper should have. Always wear a veil, said Cal Wilcox of the NEFHBA. The first time you get stung in the ear you will learn to n ever go out without a veil again, added Curtis Quarrier, m ember of the NEFHBA and local Nassau County beekeeper. And what every beekeeper wants to reap from their beeh ives honey! Kent Woold ridge, past president of the Jacksonville Beekeeper Association, and Gil Quarrier, member of NEFHBA and Jax Bees, demonstrated how to harvest and extract honey. Honey bees cap the honey c omb cells that are full of h oney after it has had time to s it and most of the moisture evaporated. When a frame is about 90 percent covered in capped cells it is ready to be harvested. After you scrape off the wax caps you place the framesi nto the honey extractor w hich you can purchase or b or r ow as a member of a honey bee association, said Wooldridge. Those wax pieces can then be collected and used to make things such as wax candles. The Beekeeping for Beeginnersw orkshop finished with an o pportunity for the particip ants to ask the pr e senters and exper t s any questions left unanswer ed. A contact list was also collected with the names of folks interested in possibly starting a new Nassau County beekeeping association. The most important thing f or you to do out of everything y ouve lear ned today is to have fun with your bees, said Wilcox with a smile. After a str essful day pull up a chair and a glass of sweet tea and just listen to your bees humming on a sunny day Nothing will make you happier. I f are interested in being a dded to the contact list for the Nassau County beekeeping association, call Amanda Bur nett at 879-1019 or email at mandab @ufl.edu. Keep your ears open for news of futur e workshops. Announcements will be made thr ough local newspapers and the Agricul-t ur e and Natural Resour ces Extension Newsletter. Workshop buzzes with news of bees Local homeowners are being sought to participate in the Make Mitigation Happen Workshop May 28 at 6 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. During the two-hour workshop participants will meet with exper ts who will pr ovide valu able information on how homeowners can under take one or mor e mitigation pr ojects to strengthen their homes against the hazards that threaten Florida. The importance of preparing homes against the damage caused by hur ricane for ce winds and other disasters that threaten Florida residents will be discussed. Participants will also learn how to save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowner s insurance premium. T o r egister and for addi tional infor mation visit www.BeReadyFlorida.org. Join the conversation on Twitter @FLSERT. Mitigation workshop scheduled for Ma y 28 Local homeowners are being sought to par ticipate in the BRACE for the Storm to be held on April 17 at 7 p.m. During the two-hour Inter net-based workshop par ticipants will gain a stronger understanding of how to undertake one or mor e mitigation project on their homes to str engthen it against Floridas next hurricane. The importance of preparing homes against the damage caused by a flood, wildfir e and other disaster that threaten Florida r esidents will also intr o duced. Workshop participants will also lear n how to save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowners insurance premium. The workshop will be con ducted via the Internet, giving individuals the option of participating in the workshop fr om the comfort of their home or gathering with others to par ticipate as part of a group. To register to participate and for additional information visit www .BeReadyFlorida.or g, then click on the Register for a W orkshop link at the top of the page. Brace for the storm se t for April 17 HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS W W i i l l d d A A m m e e l l i i a a e e v v e e n n t t s s Wild Amelia is now accepting online registrations for the N ature Photography Classes and Ecotours of the eighth a nnual Wild Amelia Nature Festival, set for 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 G ardens. For a description of the c lasses, instructors and locations, visit wildamelia.com or call Dawna Moore, class coordinator, at 556-4880. G G a a r r r r i i s s o o n n e e v v e e n n t t Fort Clinch State Park will h ost a Union Garrison event from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5 and 9 a.m.-noon April 6. Interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firingd emonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Feesi nclude $6 per vehicle park entrance fee plus $2 per pers on fort admission. For information, contact the park at 2 77-7274 or visit www.Florida StateParks.org. 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 Dir ector/Hort icultur e Agent Rebecca Jor di w ill conduct a Plant Clinic. All c ounty residents are invited to bring plant samples showing problems in their landscapes. Pr oblems will be identified and solutions offered for correction. There is no fee for this ser vice. For infor mation c all 879-1019. Master G ardeners are on phone duty F ridays, at 491-7340. E E g g a a n n s s C C r r e e e e k k w w a a l l k k W alkin Nassau will host a walk along the Egans Creek Greenway on April 12. Meet at 10 a.m. to sign in at the Sadler Road Residence Innp arking lot near the Greenw ay entrance. For infor m ation and to confirm participation, contact Jane Bailey at dnjbailey@mindspring.com or 2619884. E E a a r r t t h h D D a a y y c c l l e e a a n n u u p p For t Clinch State Park, 2 601 Atlantic Ave., will host a l ar ge-scale beach cleanup ef f or t in honor of Ear th Day on April 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. V isitors are invited to help beautify the beaches by removing trash and debris along the Atlantic Ocean and C umberland Sound shorel ines. Bags and gloves will be provided. The Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch group will meet at 8 a.m. at the Dolphin Street lot at Main Beach. The gr oup will meet at 11 a.m. at the fort parking lot. Park entrance fees waived for participants. For infor mation con tact the park at 277-7274 or visit www.FloridaState Parks.org. P P l l a a n n t t c c l l i i n n i i c c On April 21 fr om 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic. All county residents are invited to bring plant samples showing problems in their landscapes. Problems will be identified and solutions offered for cor-r ection. Ther e is no fee for this service. For information call 879-1019. Master Gar deners ar e on phone duty Fridays, fr om 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 491-7340. EPCOT SHOW PHOTO COUR TESY OF THE NASSAU COUNTY EXTENSION County Extension Director Rebecca Jordi, above left, took two Master Gardener volunteers with her to the Epcot Flower and Gar den show recently. Each County Extension office is assigned one day to man the Ask the Expert table at the event. In past years, Sue Ray and Shirley Lohman have both assisted Jordi at other Epcot Garden shows. SUBMITTED F ind a large and beautiful selection of bonsai, money trees, lucky bamboo and several types of carnivorous plants at the Elemental Nursery booth at the Amelia Island Gar d en Show, April 19 and 20 in Central Park. Bonsai, more at garden show The Amelia Island Garden Show is pleased to announce that Jimmy Ling of Elemental Nurser y will r eturn to the 2014 A melia Island Garden Show, April 19 and 20 i n Central Park, downtown Fernandina B each. Basing their business on the five elements of life, Water, Wind, Metal, Fire and Earth, Elemental strives to achieve a balance of life, luck, joy and prosperity. They will be showcasing a lar ge and beautiful selection of bonsai, money tr ees, lucky bamb oo and several types of carnivorous plants. F eel fr ee to ask how they cr eate the ar tistr y t hat you will see in their booth. Mark your calendars for the thir d week end in April when the Amelia Island Garden Show celebrates its fifth year at Central Park. For two days, April 19 and 20, Mother Natur e will show of f her brightest colors in an array of botanical wonders from nurse ries and growers showcasing flowers, f er ns, fr uit tr ees, palms, or chids, native p lants, herbs, container gar d ens, succu lents, bamboo, r oses, butterfly-friendly plants, shr ubs and mor e complemented by garden accessories such as pottery, outdoor wall and fence dcor, furniture and more. For both days, on-site experts will answer your questions about gardening and how to gr een your home, yar d and garden. S top for an encounter with the popular rapt ors presented by ARC, the bird of prey r e habilitation center This is an exceptional opportunity to become aware of Floridas unique migratory birds of prey. ARC is dedicated to raptor rehabilitation, education and research, and increasing public awareness of Florida s raptors and the habitats in which they live. Enjoy gour met foods and t he Picnic Bench Dining Court, from fresh p astries and a cof fee for br eakfast to taking a br e ak for lunch. A two-day pass for 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 .ameliagar den.com. Sponsors of the show include AICVB, A melia Hotel at the Beach, Keep Nassau B eautiful and the Amelia Far mers Market, o pen ever y Satur day fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Call 491-4872 or visit www .ameliafar m ers market.com to sign up for the email newsletter.

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Call 261-3696 and find out how to put your advertising dollars to work for you! 904-277-6700Weekly SWIMMINGPOOLSERVICEPool Resurfacing &Brick Paver work A NNOUNCEMENTS 1 02 Lost & Found FOUND FISHER GAS REGULATOR in box, unharmed, vicinity Hwy 2 00/Chester. (904 If You Have Lost Your Pet please c heck the Nassau Humane Society f acility located at 671 Airport Rd. next to the airport (904 Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd. in Yulee next to the driversl icense building (904 1 05 Public Notice ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal F air Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status orn ational origin, or the intention to m ake any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings a dvertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. I f 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 H ousing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. EMPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted AMELIA INTERNAL MEDICINE is i nterviewing for two positions. (1 time front desk office file clerk, (2 Part-time experienced billing/coding specialist. Candidates should fax resume to (904 8 STYLISTS NEEDED at Great Clips Salon Pay hourly plus. Call (904 5 14-1796 or email bonniesha w 77@ gmail.com for further info. EXPERIENCED A/C INSTALLER Clean driving record. Drug free. Email resume to Ameliaair@comcast.net or c all (904 F OOD GRADE TANKERS ClassA C DL w/tanker endorsement. Prefer 2 y rs exp. Mileage & drop pay, vacation, h ealth, dental, & 401K. For info call 800-569-6816 or go to our website www.otterytransportation.com. ANF T HE SURF RESTAURANT is now hiring for all positions including f ront of the house management & kitchen management. Acceptinga pplications Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. 3199 S Fletcher Ave. RN/LPN for part time position. Need s omeone with health care background t o do assessments, counseling, & m arketing. Contact Anita (904 4407. NOW HIRING Multiple Positions in B akery Apply 2-4pm, Great Harvest B read Company, 14th Street & Sadler R oad. No phone calls please. 2 01 Help Wanted REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturdays m andatory. (904 BUSY LADYS BOUTIQUEin the O mni Plantation Resort is looking f or an experienced part-time salesperson. Please email your resume to: k ok oatlantic@hotmail.com or call the store at (904 ON-SITE NEW HOME SALES Fernandina Beach Golf Community Seeking a skilled sales professional t o promote amenities, lifestyle and luxury homes. Excellent career opportunity. Generous compensation & benefit package. S end resume to: newhomesales@icihomes.com EOE/ DFWP ARTISTIC FLORIST is now i nterviewing for Part-Time Delivery D rivers and Set Ups Crew. Weekdays and Weekend late night schedule available. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Must have a clean drivingr ecord and valid driver's license. S trong Organizational skills are needed. Please apply in person ready to be interviewed. Do not call to preinterview. 1430 Park Avenue, Fernandina Beach HIRING ALL POSITIONS Full or part-time. Turner Ace Hardware (9042 61-5270. REGIONAL DRIVERS Get home every week + excellent benefits. CDL-A req. 888-362-8608. Students check o ut the New Pay Increase! Apply at AverittCareers.com. Equal Opportunity Employer. ANF E XPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERS earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $ 1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. (843 / www bulldoghiw a y com EOE. ANF DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $ 700/wk. No experience needed. Local C DL tr aining. Job ready in 15 da ys. 18 88-368-1964. ANF LANDSCAPE INSTALLER NEEDED M ust be a motivated person with 1 y ear experience or more with L andscape Installation. Must ha v e a valid Florida Drivers License. Please call James (904 CDL-A TEAM OWNER OPERATORS $2500 lease incentive! Team dedicated r outes. Great revenue & regular weekly home time! (888 I ndustries, nfipartners.com ANF 2 01 Help Wanted DENTAL HYGIENIST NEEDED for F ernandina Beach general practice. Experience preferred. Digital X-Rays, Dentrix. Benefits, Vacation and 401k. Great office. Please email resume to: friedmandmd@aol.com or fax to (904 261-8181 P/T COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTA NT Active community association s eeks excellent writer/editor to assist with content for a wide range of communications, e.g., reports onc ommunity meetings and events, w eekly and monthly news to members, website updates. Proficieny in MS Word and Publisher required. Experience with business-oriented social media m arketing a plus. Approximately 10 h ours per week. Send resume to Barbara Trapp, AIPCA, P.O. Box 15729, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or aipcamailbox@gmail.com. Equal Opportunity Employer LOOKING FOR BOH AND FOH Winning attitude and responsible people.Email only: fourseasonsbistro1@y ahoo .com ADVANCE REHAB in Fernandina Beach is looking for a part-time Physical Therapy Aide. Applicants should possess the following attributes/ skills: Enthusiastic, organized, customer service oriented, & have the ability to multi-task. 25-30 hrs/week with no weekends. Please fax resume to 261-5852 or email to: d lavin@advancerehab.com REGIONAL MEDIA COMPANY is looking for an Advertising Salesperson. Ideal candidate will be a self starter w ith a proven record of successful a dvertising sales. Competitive salary with benefits package. Submit resume to: H.R., P.O. Box 16766-B, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. YOGA TEACHER WANTED Amelia Island Yoga Studio. Please call (904 335-0539. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great M iles on this Regional Account. Werner E nterprises: 1-855-515-8447 A SSISTANT t o long term rental manager for a real estate compan y Experience preferred. Email resume: kim.lynch@era.com HEATING & AIRConditioning Technician Training Fast track, hands on, national certification pro-g ram. Lifetime job placement. VA benefits eligible. 1-877-994-9904. ANF 2 01 Help Wanted DENTAL HYGIENIST A friendly local family dental practice is looking for an energetic part-time dental hygienist.F lorida RDH required. Send resume to: ameliagentledentistry@comcast.net or Amelia Gentle Dentistry, 1699 S. 14th St. #21, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 R ESIDENTIAL CLEANING M ust have experience, with references. Mon-Sat. Background requirements a must. Kathy (229 H AMPTON INN at the Beach accepting applications for room attendants. Apply online at w ww.imichotels.com. E arn $$$ Helping M Ds! Process medical claims from home. Call the Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1(877TC-HELP. A message from the News-Leader and the FTC. PEDIATRIC OFFICE in Fernandina Beach hiring Referral Coordinator. Must ha v e experience. Part-time hours. F ax resume to (904 PART-TIME OPPORTUNITY for upbeat customer service driven individual with retail experience, natural foods knowledge, and a passion for healthy living. Send resume to: kimmiebeaton@gmail.com or fax to (904a vailable at Nassau Health Foods. LANDSCAPE Martex Services is hiring landscape maintenance and installation crew members. Must be hard-working and capable of working outdoors in all weather conditions. This is a full-time position, Monday Frida y. Experience preferred. Please apply in person at 1417 Avery Road, Fernandina Beach. TEACHER Miss Kates Pre-K now i nterviewing career-oriented individuals for M-F shifts. Early childhood experience and/or education preferred. Send resume to misskatesprek@y ahoo .com 2 04 Work Wanted SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Small jobs welcomed. (904 EXPERIENCED,Licensed, Bonded & Affordable Certified Nurses Assista nt In home care, light housekeepi ng, & much more. Call 904-548-2139. H ANDYMAN I nt. & ext. work. 15 years exp. No job too big. Senior & war vet discounts. Call (9048. F EMALE CONTRACTOR LOOKING FOR ANY WORK Everything! Sweat equity, DIY. Fully licensed, insured.( 904)535-9848 CAREGIVER looking for night work. 25 years experience. Call (904 3 255. 2 07 Business O pportunities N ASSAU COUNTY LEGAL LICENSE FOR SALE Call (904 E DUCATION 301 Schools & Instruction NURSING CAREERS Begin Here Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid forq ualified students. Apply now at Centur a Institute Orlando (888 3219. ANF AIRLINE CAREERS Begin Here Get F AA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing & financial aid for qualified students. Job p lacement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877 9260, www .FixJets.com ANF M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales ESTATE SALE 1795 Mariners Walk, Fernandina, Thurs. 4/3 Sat. 4/5, 9am-4pm. Treasures from abroad,A rmoires, beds, table, kitchenware, s carves, jewelry. MULTI-FAMILY SALE Parkway N orth. Fri. 4/4 & Sat. 4/5, 8am at 4433 Bean St. Table, chairs, pictures, bike, file cabinet, kitchen items, books, dresser, TV, & phones. H UGE YARD SALE Many, many items. Consolidating two households. Electric grill, etc. Thurs. 4/3, Fri. 4/4, Sat. 4/5 and Fri. 4/11 & Sat. 4/12, 7 am-4pm. 210 Citrona Dr. M ULTIPLE UNIT ESTATE SALE!!! A ntiques, hobby, art, power tools... Too much to list!!!! Special unit is liquidating stock. AAAA Storage,b ehind Bank of America, 1830 8th St., F B. Fri. 4/4, 11am-5pm & Sat. 4/5, 9am-1pm 5-FAMILY SALE! Great children & womens clothes (some w/tagsys, books, baby items, housewares, furniture, etc. Sat. 4/5, 8am-noon. 85257 Harts Rd., Yulee (corner of Harts Rd. & US 17). Y ARD SALE 8 5413 Tinya Rd. Household items, tools. 8am-1pm, Fri. 4/4 & Sat. 4/5. FIRST TIME GARAGE SALE All household items, & lots more. Fri. 4/4& Sat. 4/5, 8am-5pm. 506 S. 17th St. M OVING SALE 8 5281 Lil William Rd. Furniture, household items, toys, clothes, baby items, commercial lawn mower Fri. 4/4, 2-6pm & Sat. 4/5, 8 am-6pm. S AT. 4/5 8 am-1pm. 2075 Marlin Ct. W omen s clothes 12-16, rugs, lamps, blank ets, lots & lots of household items, Disney VHS tapes & DVDs, puzzles, & more.

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8B F RIDAY A PRIL 4 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room C lose to schools &shopping. 20 minutes to J acksonvilleCall Today!(9041Bedroom Special$525/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.City Apartments with Country C harm! O FFICE CONDO DRASTIC $$ R EDUCTION 3,500 Sq.Ft.reduced to $200,000f irm medical,sales or profess ional.Best priced office on A melia Island! B USINESSES FOR SALE Cafe turnkey operation idealf orowner-operator & priced to s ell. D ELI OR TAKEOUT SPACE Low down Fully equipped ready to go.Low lease rate Now t aking offers R ETAIL BUILDING in historic d istrict Investment Income p roperty or ideal for small retail u ser 2,000 Sq.Ft and just off C entre StreetAmelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E : phil@acrfl.com RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERREReal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L ONG TERM RENT ALS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, large lot,gourmet kitchen,many other bonuses.$1,950/mo.Plus utilities. 2491 Captain Hook Drive 3br 2ba $1,500 + utilitiesV A CA TION RENT AL AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/1BA Ocean-view.487 S.Fletcher. Across the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee. 1801 S.Fletcher 2BR/1BA furnished Beach Cottage,monthly rental great for extended vacations,winter rental, orlonger.Public beach access close, call office to inspect now vacant.COMMER CIAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic District 1500 + Sq.Ft.$2,400.00/mo. 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 rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle House,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/mo.lease + tax.Sale also considered. 8 66 Wanted to Rent APRIL NOV Single space garage, prefer ably near Plantation. Call (904 8 58 Condos-Unfurnished A MELIA LAKES CONDOSLiving in Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos in gated, lakeside community with 24/7f itness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis & more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at just $749/mo! Call Tammy for our spring special at (904 www.amelialakes.com 8 60 Homes-Unfurnished NEWLY REMODELED 1830 sq. ft. brick home on 1 acre fenced in yard. 3BR/2BA. $1200/mo. + $600 deposit. Harts Rd. (Yulee). (904)225-5635 VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. c om f or the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company YULEE COTTAGE 2BR/1BA, CH&A, fenced, separate storage shed. $725/ mo. First & last + $1000 deposit. Call (904 111 NORTH 14TH ST. 3BR/1BA. $ 1000/mo. + $1000 deposit. Call (904 415-2961. SPACIOUS REMODELED VICTORIAN downtown, 2BR/2BA, large utility room. Pets OK. Upstairs unit. 603 S. 6th St. $1000/mo. (904 8 61 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office E XECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office s pace from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call (904 RED OTTER CENTER 3 charming, ample spaces. Safe, secure, private. Call Ben (904 SPACE AVAILABLE Amelias premier business address on Sadler Rd. From one office to an entire floor. Must see. (904 864 Commercial/Retail R ED OTTER CENTER 1050 sq. ft. Great visibilit y A vailable May 15th. Call Ben (904 855 Apartments Furnished 3BR/2BA PARTIALLY FURNISHED A PARTMENT located in prime downt own location available July 1. Washer, dryer, utilities, satellite television and internet included. $1,700/mo. Located next to the Hampton Inn downtown F ernandina. For more info call Bob Ramshaw at (904 8 56 Apartments Unfurnished POST OAK APTS (904 Affordable living located at 996 C itrona Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL. R ent starts at $597 per month. C entral a/c. 2 bedroom apts avail. immediately. TDD Hearing Impaired number #711This institution is an equal opportunity provider and em-p loyer. Equal Housing Opportunit 817 Other Areas UP TO 9 ACRES from $14,900. Mountain cabin only $89,900. Access to lake & trout stream. Views of the Atlanta skyline. 45 minutes from NorthernA tlanta. Priced below developer cost. C all (888 TENNESSEE LOG HOME SALE Sat. 4/12 only. New 1200sf ready to finish l og cabin on 10 acres with free boat slip on 160,000 acre recreational lake. Only $89,900. Excellent financing. Call now 877-888-0267 ext 76. ANF N EAR BOONE, NC 2+/ac tract, 350 ft of rushing streams, 3000 ft elevation, private & secluded, underground utilities & paved roads. From only $9900. Call 1 -877-717-5273 ext 91. ANF R EAL ESTATE RENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted LOCAL RETIRED WIDOW seeks same for roommate. References a must. Call (904 8 52 Mobile Homes S TATIONARY RVS f or rent weekly o r monthly. Call (904 852 Mobile Homes ON ISLAND 2/1 mobile home in park $165/wk, $675/mo + dep. Utils avail. 3 /2 mobile home in park $200/wk, $ 795/mo. + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034 SINGLEWIDE TRAILER 2BR/1BA, f amily room built on, double carport, 2 storage sheds. Mutt (904 Deposit required. YULEE Nice SW 2BR/1BA, $625/mo. w ater & sewer incl. Also, 2BR SW rent to own available, $650/mo. Water incl. (904 AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your R V to live on a campground for $425/ m o. All utilities included. Ask about senior citizen special. (904 SMALL 2BR/1BA on 1 acre w /fishing pond. Call (904 8 06 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 L asserre, Realtor. 8 09 Lots FOR SALE BYOWNER 1+ acres in Y ulee, Duane Rd. $29,000. Call ( 910)583-5913. 811 Commercial/Retail FOR THE BEST VIRTUAL TOURS in N E Florida please call us at (904 0 437. We are HD360 Vtours LLC on Amelia Island. www.hd360vtours.com 8 04 Amelia Island Homes RED TAG SALE Like new home in Isle de Mai, 658 Spanish Way East. 4BR/3BA, 2441 sq. ft., this weekend only. Pricer educed to $375,000. OPEN HOUSE t his Sat. & Sun. from 1-4pm or contact Sam Sell, Realtor, or Tina Kidd, Realtor, Watson Realty Corp. ( 904)625-6678 or (904)206-3677 601 Garage Sales YARD SALE Sat. 4/5 from 8am-2pm. Antiques, tools, jewelry, fishing, & much more. A1A to Blackrock Rd., 2.4 miles down on left. Look for signs.R ain cancels. YARD SALE on Sat., 4/5, 8am until d ark. Location: New Life Church in Y ulee. All proceeds will go to help local c ouple after husband was paralyzed in a bull riding accident. 2041 OAK MARSH DR. 7am, Fri. & Sat. Oak 5 dr chest, oak glass door cabinet, tools, gingerbread and mantel c locks, oak table top display case. Lots of collectibles, glass, & pottery. If rain, in garage. Tel. (904 PLANTATION POINT ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/5/14 from 8am to noon. Great stuff at great prices. Dont miss it. Located off of A1A Coastal Hwy. (south end of Island 602 Articles for Sale 6 02 Articles for Sale FOR SALE Dewalt: 12dbl compound mitre saw, 4 & 7 angle grinders, Pasload airless framing nailer, Makita 18 volt 4-pc saw kit, 10 Delta port.t able saw, 7.25 Ryobi circ saw, 1 h ammer drill chip. hammer, 22 & 27 cal. ram set, 42 drum whse fans, Toro 6.5hp lawn mower, (2 l adder, 12 volt port. car htr/cooler, K enmore D/W, range hood, 16 cu. ft. fridge w/icemaker, 10X10 gazebo tent. Call (904 TREK 100 NAVIGATOR womans 26 bicycle w/helmet & accessories, blue/ s ilver, great condition, $275. L a-Z-Boy leather black sofa, matching ottoman, great shape, $475. Vintage vanity, oval mirror, very restorable, $85. ( 904)225-5325 6 18 Auctions ONLINE ONLY AUCTION Buses, tractor & equipment & more for sale! E nds April 3rd @ 7pm. Gulf Bay Auctions (251 GulfBayAuctions.com. AU3301. ANF R ECREATION 7 01 Boats & Trailers B OAT, MOTOR & TRAILER Like n ew, Motor: 100 hr, Trailer: All new t ires, rims, bearing, etc. Custom T-top, Many extras. (904 R EAL ESTATE S ALES 802 Mobile Homes 3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME for sale as i s, on 1/2 acre. Needs a little TLC. $ 35,000 firm. Call (904 4BR MH 3 acres, pond. $179,000. J ean Hable, Realtor. C-21, Ferreira ( 904)261-0920. 804 Amelia Island Homes 3BR/2BA 2300 sq. ft., south end, gated community. $370,000. (904 885-2527