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Bid to move commercial traffic along St. Marys MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader A 300-year-old business idea is being floated as a new plan to boostc ommerce, add jobs and ease truck traffic on local roadways. Use the St. Marys River to move cargo across Nassau County. Local business leaders and government officials say the river, which offers a natural boundary betweenN ortheast Florida and southeast Georgia, has provided great econ omic benefits for three centuries before a decline in the 1930s, and t hey think it is time to jump back into the water with tugs and barges. But first, they want an answer to this question. How deep is the river? We need to plan for the future, s aid county commission Chair Bar r y H olloway in a phone interview Tuesday. Why not open up the St. Mar y s to commer cial traf f ic and get some trucks off local roads while were at it? Log trucks and trailers that haul c hips clog local roadways, including m ain thor oughfares such as A1A and S outh Eighth Street on Amelia Island. As the state gears up for a major roadway expansion of A1A this fall, of f i cials believe now is an excellent time to find a new travel route. Right now we think the best route is the river, said Holloway. But letss ee. T he county boar d is one of severa l local organizations that have recently petitioned the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA to r e-survey the depth of the St. Marys River from US 17 to the Cumberland Sound, claiming it hasnt been done since the 1930s. Other agencies pushing for the n ew survey include the Nassau C ounty Economic Development B oar d (NCEDB Fer n andina Beach Y u lee Chamber of Commerce (AIFBY Cumberland Sound pilot boats asso ciation. Suppor ters say using the river will allow haulers to move cargo between U S 17 and the north end of Amelia I sland where there are potentially t hr ee impor tant stops, including the Port of Fernandina and two paper mills, including RockTenn and Rayonier But a Rayonier spokesman said Wednesday that the plan is not financially sound. In an interview on Wednesday Russell Schweiss threw cold water on the plan. Im not a dream squasher, but its b een studied many times over and the economics do not prove out, said Schweiss. The notion also would have to be broached with the U.S. Navy, which operates Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay (Ga. t for a nuclear s ubmarine fleet. B ut Holloway and other local leade rs are moving forward, claiming that launching tugboats and barges on the water way will boost business and incr ease jobs, among other benefits. Additionall y the potential u se of tugs and b arges will help relieve the log and chip tr ucks on A1A from Yulee to Fernandina Beach, wr ote Holloway in a Mar ch 19 letter to N OAAs navigation manager for the c ountr ys southeast region, Kyle W a rd. W ard said the distance between the swing bridge at US 17 and the Cumberland Sound, just west of the Jolly River is about 17 nautical miles. Thats a relatively short ride. But the barges will likely need skilled capt ains because the river twists and turns before reaching the Cumberland Sound and beyond that, the Atlantic Ocean. Theyll also need a loading station somewher e near the swing bridge at US 17, and perhaps a chipping facilit y to grind the logs before hauling t hem down the river. In his letter, Holloway said commer cial traf f ic along the river would help the Por t of Fernandina. Increased commercial river traffic will also have a positive ef fect on the Por t of Fer nandina, and will incr ease t he ports export tonnage, wrote H olloway. O fficials at the Ocean Highway and Port Authority say they havent written a letter to NOAA to ask for the sur vey yet, but theyre planning to do it soon. W e were w aiting to meet ( this week) and then were getting this letter together, said the ports Vice Chair Richar d Br uce in a phone message on T uesday. We want this to happen. F or now no one is offering details a bout how moving car g o off trucks and onto the water will incr ease the number of jobs in the ar ea, but they insist theres new commerce to be had and it will make a splash when it gets here. The Nassau County Economic D evelopment Board said the survey has potential to create jobs in Nassau County and Camden County Ga. It is time that this nautical highway for commer ce for this ar ea be put back to work, wr ote NCEDB Executive Director Steve Rieck in a F eb. 27 letter. L ocal harbor pilot Bill Kavanaugh, who runs pilot boats for the Port and who operates the T iger Point Marina on Nor th 14th Street, said using the river to move cargo is an environmentally sound appr oach. Keeping those tr ucks on the r oad d oesnt make a lick of sense, said K avanaugh in a phone interview on W ednesday. Look at Europe, they use their rivers and have extensive marine highways and ever yone knows that theyr e among the greenest people on the planet. Kavanaugh, who is also with the Cumberland Sound Pilots Association,s aid he is in r outine contact with N OAA. He has been boating local w aterways for decades, but he doesnt know the depth of the St. Marys River The Amelia River is 36 feet at low tide, and thats a naturally deep river, but no one has looked at the St. Mar ys since 1935, he said. H ow likely is the survey? It should happen soon, said N OAA s Kyle Ward. W ard said local leaders are in the right place at the right time. Thats because NOAA has a navigation r esponse team working now from a trailer in Fernandina Beach parked near the Port. W orkers recently surveyed Cumberland Sound and are currently working in Duval County Crews started working about a year ago and expect to be her e for CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 30 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY A PRIL 11, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS fbnewsleader.com fbnewsleader.com $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................6B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O BITUARIES ...........................................2A O UT AND A B OUT ................. 2B R ELIGION ..................................................3B S CHOOL N EW S ................................... 4B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 6B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B Suitable for navigation? Furman Clark guilty of fraud S IN PERRY News-Leader Furman Otis Clark Jr. was booked i nto Nassau County Jail on Tuesday to await sentencing after a jury found him guilty of organized fraud, $50,000 or more, a first-degree felony. He faces up to 30 years in prison. His sentencing hearing is set for April 24. His trial Monday and Tuesday came thr ee years after Clark, a felon once convicted of manslaughter a nd other crimes, was arrested in F ebr uary 2011 as he left a Rotary Club m eeting on charges he swindled two couples out of $250,000 for bogus investments. The trial date was set and then postponed several times as the list of char ges, t otaling six, came d own to the one he w as found guilty of Tuesday. The state is grateful for the verdict and the jurys har d work, said Assistant State Attorney Stephen S iegel, who prosecuted the case, in a p hone inter view Thursday mor ning. W hile Clark was initially char g ed with six counts including fraud, grand theft and money laundering, the Florida Supreme Court in the interim created a jury instruction for organized fraud, tur ning some of the counts Clark faced into lesser-included charges, said Siegel. The jury Tuesday had thec hoice of finding him guilty of the main c ount of or g anized fraud, or the lesser included charges. It was guilty as charged, said Siegel. The jury deliberated for just over an hour, he said. Clark did not testify, though his victims did, and will have the chance to speak again at his sentencing hearing. Siegel said the crime has taken a financial and emotional toll on the families af fected, and praised the collaborative ef f orts of the state Bureau of Financial Regulation and the Fer nandina Beach Police Depar t ment. Theres an enormous amount of work that goes into a case like this, Siegel said. The Bureau of Financial Regulation began investigating Clark in 2010 after Ronald and Deborah Price of Fer nandina Beach and Scott and Brenda Sherwood of Suwannee, Ga., invested $250,000 in three companies controlled by Clark Novus Ordo CLARK Continued on 3A RIVER Continued on 3A C lark PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAA OFFICE OF COAST SURVEY T his map shows the area of the St. Marys River where a survey has been requested, outlined in blue, l ayer ed on the digital ter rain model (DTM S ur v ey (NOAA s pr edecessor agency) measured water depths in 1935. The potential use of tugs and bar g es will help relieve the log and chip trucks on A1A B A RRY HOLL O W A Y, CHAIR N ASSAU COUNTY COMMISSION Military Officers Association of America forms here HEA THER A PERRY News-Leader Nassau County r etir ed military officers are getting together to form a local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, a nonprofit veterans association. MOAA is the largest and most influential association of active duty retired and former military officers as well as their families and survivors, said r etired Navy Capt. Jim Morgan. e have identified about 300 retired military here. As we develop, we want to find them and nourish their ideas and feed of f the talent that s out there to see what we can do to serve the community , said r etir ed Navy Capt. Sonny Mann. MOAA has more than 380,000 members in 400 chapters from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Air For ce, National Guar d, Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. Founded in 1929 as The Retir ed Officers Association of America (TROA y Of ficers Association of America (MOAA changed its name in Januar y 2003 to reflect the total membership of the organization. The primary goal of MOAA is advocacy in W ashington, D.C. for all uni formed military service members and their families. e call it Stor ming the Hill, said retired Army Col. Bob Bachmann, Nor theast ar ea vice president, Florida Council of Chapters MOAA. They bring in people from all over the country and they go visit each one of our congressmen and senators to talk about things were interested in. A number of benefits are available for members including militar y health counseling, financial counseling, educational assistance, discounts on products and services, travel assistance and more. Anyone who is active or retired from military duty is eligible for membership. Sur viving spouses of deceased military personnel are eligible for auxiliary membership. Membership is open to all those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any of the seven uniformed services or their surviving spouses. Spouses of current members can be a member of the Nassau County chapter which is an af filiate of the national organization headquartered in Alexandria, V a. This chapter is an independent, self-governing, self-supporting organization which voluntarily chooses to affiliate with the national MOAA for the purpose of cooperation and mutual support in attaining common goals, said Bachmann. For information, contact Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904 2357 or Morgan at email@example.com or 261-9632. firstname.lastname@example.org M M e e m m b b e e r r s s h h i i p p m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The Nassau County Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its first general membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. April 25 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Light lunch is $10.
C C a a l l l l f f o o r r s s i i n n g g e e r r s s Singers from throughout N assau County are invited to p articipate in a choir being a ssembled to sing for the local National Day of Prayer observance on May 1 at 7:30 p.m. The Jour ney Chur c h, 95707 Amelia Concourse, is the location for this interdenominational service. A rehearsal to prepare for t his ser vice will be held at A melia Baptist Chur c h (961167 Buccaneer Trail in Fer n andina Beach) at 7:30 p.m. April 29. Don Edwar ds, minister of music at Amelia Plantation Chapel, is organizing the community choir top rovide special music and lead t he time of praise and wor ship. Interested singers should send an email with their name, voice part and contact infor m ation to Allen Lennon at email@example.com or phone 261-8799 and leave a message, so adequate copies of the music can be obtained. P P r r i i m m e e r r i i b b d d i i n n n n e e r r American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., will hold Big Red s prime rib dinner tonight from 5-7:30 p.m. Dinner includes prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes and a salad for a $12 donation. Carry-out available. G G a a r r a a g g e e s s a a l l e e A multi-Scout family garage sale will be held April 12 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2705 Delorean St. Proceeds will help offset the costs of Boy Scout Troop 701s trip in June to the summer camp. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6:30 p .m. April 15 and 23. A basic w ith 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.TheBelsonGroup.com. S S t t e e a a k k n n i i g g h h t t The Mens Auxiliary of VFW Post 4351 will host a Steak Night on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. for a $12 donation. Dinner will include steak, baked potato, corn on the cob and salad. Karaoke will follow with Eddie Carter at 7 p.m. Allm embers and their guests are invited. The VFW is located at 96086 Wade Place, under the Shave Bridge. P P i i n n k k R R i i b b b b o o n n L L a a d d i i e e s s The Pink Ribbon Ladies, a suppor t group in Nassau county for survivors of breast and other female cancers, will meet at 6 p.m. April 14 in the confer ence r oom at Baptist Medical Center Nassau for discussion and sharing and a time of support for members and guests. For information contact Joyce Karsko at 2612976 or Isobel Lyle at 3212057. M M o o b b i i l l e e p p a a n n t t r r y y Bar nabas Center announces two mobile food pantries in April as part of the Hunger Coalition of Nassau County and Nourishment Networks collaborative effort to distribute fr esh food each month. Food is distributed on a first-come, first-ser ved basis and consists of pr oduce, dair y, bakery goods, etc. Distributions will be at 11:30 a.m. on the April 14 at First Baptist Church, 45090 Green Ave., Callahan, and April 24 at the Peck Center 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. R R o o a a d d c c l l o o s s u u r r e e s s The city of Fernandina Beach announces that Centre Street from Front Street to Second Street will be closed o n April 14 and will r eopen on o r before April 21. For information call 310-3310. Ash Str e et fr o m Fr ont Str eet to Second Str e et will be closed on April 17 and will reopen on or befor e April 23. For information call 310-3310. N N A A C C D D A A C C m m e e e e t t s s I f you are interested in the prevention and elimination of underage drinking and other dr ug use within Nassau County, see what NACDAC meetings ar e all about. The next meeting is April 15 at 4 p.m. at the Peck Center 516 South 10th St in Fernandina.D irector of Prevention Services Kerrie Albert will review strategic plans on underage alcohol use, marijuana use and prescription drugs. Visit www.nacdac.org or call Susan Woodford or Ker rie Albert at 277-3699. D D e e n n t t a a l l h h e e l l p p The Northeast Florida Baptist Association will bring the Mobile Dental Unit to the Yulee office, 851035 US 17, for one week for free dental care for those without insurance. Medical, financial screening and appointments for clients will be held at the association on April 15 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on a first-come, firstser ved basis. Patients must be 18 or older and must show up in person. Only clients that need fillings or extractions are seen. There is no teeth cleaning, dentures or oral surgery pr ovided. 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 Alzheimer s Car egiver 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 ever yone who has an interest is invited to attend. For information call Debra Dombkowski, LPN, at 2610701, ext 113. 2A F RIDAY A PRIL 11, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK June 2, 1923 March 27, 2014 Frank Stanhope Keahey Jr., known as Stan, died peacefully March 27, 2014. He was p roud of being 90 and having been married 64 years. Stan h ad a long, eventful, interesting life, a successful career a nd a loving family. Stan is survived by: his wife Nancy Krueger Keahey; his daughter Julia Ann; his daughter Amanda Keahey Setili ( Rob) and their children, Shannon and Alison; his son C alvin Stanhope and children Kyle, Seth and Erin, her child ren, his great-grandchildren, Brodie and Esme Flynn. Born in Austin, Texas, to Frank Stanhope Keahey and Eunice King Keahey, Stan and h is sister, Muriel, were raised in Detroit, Michigan. Stan e nlisted in the U.S. Navy after Pearl Harbor, became a comm issioned officer, and then spent the reminder of WWII in the Pacific. He returned to the University of Wisconsin to finish his Mechanical Engineeri ng degree with honors. Stan met Nancy there, and they m arried in 1949. Stan loved the Navy, especially the coffee. He was called back from the reserves to a ctive service during the K orean War. He retired from t he Navy as a Lieutenant Commander, concluding his service as a Navy ROTC instructor at Georgia Tech. Stan had a successful career, first as an R&D engineer at Kimberly Clark. Later h e became an a pplication/sales engineer for R ogers Corporation working with customers to improve their technology with Rogers innovative materials. Many of these advances are still in use today by the DOD and super computer companies. Stan was one of three generations ofp atent holders. N ancy and Stan raised their f amily in Neenah, Wisconsin and Atlanta, Georgia. After 35 years in Atlanta they discov ered Amelia Island. They have lived in Fernandina Beach with their dogs and cats, among many friends, for the last twenty-four years. S tan was dedicated to his f amily. He loved dogs, babies, g ood food, biking, opera, clas sic cars, and piloting small planes. Stan could fix anything. He was most able to relax around the water at the lake, on a boat and at the shore. The family bought pr oper ty at Lake L anier even before it was filled. T hey spent many memorable w eekends camping ther e Stan a nd his son, Cal, convert-e d a delivery truck to a c amper in which the family traveled to 48 states. He and Nancy traveled a ll over the world with the Friendship Force and flyingm ilitary space available packing for any weather and j umping a random flight to the most attractive destination offered that day. Once on a long solo trip, Stan sent his chocolate Lab, Maude, a postcard from Labrador saying, I can see why you left. S tan had a quick and dry, often inscrutable sense of h umor. He continued his humor long after infirmity would have taken it from others. When a big white dog was brought to visit him in the hospital, he asked her, You a happy dog? After a moment, h e added, Some people who are real good looking arent h appy. His conversations were littered with philosophy like as this. F rom Stan his son Cal learned to love food, music and wit and gained the knowledge to repair and build almost anything. Stan passed to his daughter, Julie, his love of animals, nature, snow skiing and the desir e to solve complex technical problems as an engi-n eer. He passed to the y oungest, Amanda, a love of t ravel and water sports and the ability to charm and understand people devising compelling business solutions for them. Stan encouraged all his childr en to become educated, especially as engineers, as t hey did. By example, Stan t aught his family fr ugality r esourcefulness, and the love of learning. Stans memorable advice to his family: To Cal Go to class every day sit at the fr ont, and pay attention. You wont have to d o any homework. T o Julie Ther s no guar a ntee anyone will take car e of you, you need to study for a career To Amanda Always walk fast and carry a clipboard. T o Nancy Put the cof fee cover on, its deliquescent. Dont worry Dad, we will k eep tur ning out the lights. F rank Stanhope Keahey will be buried with military honors in the Georgia National Cemetery. 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SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. LOOKING BACK 5 0 YEARS 25 YEARS 10 YEARS Supervisor of Registration Marie Struss reported ther e wer e 7,517 r egister ed voters in Nassau County following the closing of the registration books Satur day at 5 p.m. April 9, 1964 The state planned a survey of Amelia Island school needs before approving a controversial new $15 million high school in Fernandina Beach. April 9, 1987 Three bank robbers made a clean getaway after an ar med heist at Compass Bank on First Coast Highway on Amelia Island. April 8, 2004 F rank Stanhope Keahey Jr. DEA TH NO TICE M r Archibald Motown Williams, 5 3, Fer n andina Beach, died on Friday April 4, 2014. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Satur day, April 12 from the Elm Street Church of God, 502 South 11th St., Fer nandina Beach. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Community Hospice to host living will event Wednesday In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida will distribute free copies of the Five Wishes living will at its six inpatient Centers for Caring and 21 additional community sites April 10-17. Locally representatives will be in the lobby at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, 1250 South 18th St., on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community Hospice, in collaboration with national, state and community or gani zations, encourages all adults in Nor theast Florida to complete their advance healthcare directives during National Healthcare Decisions Day activities. Five W ishes is a tool to spark conversations with loved ones and to put their wishes in writing. It not only addr esses ones choice for a healthcare surrogate and the kind of medical treatments they want or dont want, but it also offers an oppor tunity to expr ess per sonal, emotional and spiritual wishes, and is written in ter ms that are easy to understand. The document was created by Aging With Dignity, a nonprofit organization that works to pr omote better car e for peo ple at the end of life. Community Hospice pr o vides fr ee copies of Five W ishes year-round to residents of Nassau, Baker, Clay, Duval and St. Johns counties. To request a copy visit Five Wishes@communityhospice. com or call (904 MARY PITCHER For the News-Leader Barnabas recently announced an expansion of its health services at the opening of its new facility at 1303 Jasmine St. in Fernandina Beach. The n ew facility was named the J. Wayne & Delores B arr Weaver Center after the major contributors t o the agencys building campaign. The expansion of health services to lower income adults in Nassau County enables Barnabas to offer primary medical care and chronic disease management, mental health counseling, and vision and hearing screenings at its new location. The Barnabas food pantry has been e xpanded as well, allowing the agency to prov ide more fresh and frozen foods, as well as o ffering cooking classes to demonstrate ways to prepare healthy, nutritious meals on a limited budget. Bar n abas secur e d funding and r esources to implement this comprehensive medical home approach for lower income adults that will integrate primar y and pr eventative medical car e with dental car e and other ser vices. The Florida Blue F oundation and Baptist Health awarded threeyear grants to Barnabas, which will allow the nonprofit agency to hire staff and pay for other s tart-up costs. Mental health services will be a vailable onsite thr o ugh a partnership with S tarting Point Behavioral Health, and will include services specifically focused on women and girls made possible by a grant by the Womens Giving Alliance. Vision and hearing services will be added through partnerships with CW Vision, Vision Is Priceless, and the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center. Nutrition education will be i ntegrated through on-site cooking classes in a n ew teaching kitchen, focusing initially on patients w ith diabetes and other chronic diseases. As a major nonprofit service provider in Nassau County, Barnabas is committed to increasing access to affordable, quality health care for lower income adults. Additionally, Barnabas offers services that help those in crisis get back on their feet with shor t-term aid including financial a ssistance, emergency food, clothing and bicycles f or job transportation. For information about its h ealth or other ser v ices, contact Bar nabas at 261-7000. Mary Pitcher is Community Relations manager at the Barnabas Center. SUBMITTED Barnabas Health Services new staff, from left, include John Bowls, Health Services manager; Zayda Serrano, Community Health specialist; Marionette Mack, medical receptionist; Ellen Schmidt, nurse; Jessie Hiott, physicians assistant; and Dr. Peter H arding, medical director. Barnabas expands services A A MEETINGS Open meetings are o pen to anyone, including non-alcoholics, families, e tc., who may be interested in Alcoholics Anonymous. All scheduled AA meetings are non-smoking and one hour in duration. Alcoholics Anonymous m eetings for people who have, or think they may h ave, a drinking problem are held Mondays at noon and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, on Atlantic Avenue across from Fort Clinch State Park. Please enter the meetings through the side door. The Fernandina Beach Group meets in the Amelia Room, 906 S. Seventh St., Mondays at 6:30 p.m. (beginnersuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (open discussion); Wednesdays at 7 a.m. (open 12 & 12 s tudy) and 11 a.m. (open step meeting); Thursdays at 7 a.m. (open Big Book study), 11 a.m. (open discussion) and 6:30 p.m. (open Big Book study Fridays at 11 a.m. (open B ig Book study) and 7 p.m. (open meditation, speaker); and Saturdays at 7 a.m. (open discussion) and 6:30 p.m. (open discussion 261-8349. T he Downtown Group m eets at the Alachua Club, corner of Third and Alachua streets, Fernandina, on Mondays at 8 p.m. (open 12 & 12 study); Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (open speaker W ednesdays at 8:15 p.m. ( open mens discussion); T hursdays at 8 p.m. (open discussion); Fridays at 8 p.m. (open discussion and Saturdays at 8 a.m. (open discussion p.m. (open relationships). Call 261-3580. T he Dunes Group, P eters Point in Fer n andina Beach, meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. (24-hour book meeting). Beach meetings are suspended during winter months. The Freedom Group h olds AA meetings on M ondays at 7 p.m. and Satur d ays at 9:30 p.m. (can dlelight) at 1014 South 10th St. The Fernandina Beach NA group meets at 8 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays (Step Speaker and at 7 p.m. Thursdays at1 014 South 10th St. A cove r ed dish cookout is held the last Satur d ay of ever y month. Join for fun and fellowship. The Ft. Geor ge Group meets at St. George Episcopal Chur ch in St. G eorge on Fridays at 7:30 p .m. (open discussion The Yulee Florida Group meets in the YMCA building on Pages Dairy Road on Sundays at 8 p.m. (open discussion T uesdays at 8 p.m. (open Big Book); Thursdays at 8 p.m. (open discussion and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. (open Big Book Y Y u u l l e e e e A A l l A A n n o o n n The Y ulee Al-Anon Family Group meetings are T uesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA building on Pages Dair y Road in Y ulee. Contact the group by email at YuleeAlanonFG@hotmail.com. Al-Anon is a member suppor ted nonpr ofit gr oup that helps the families and friends of alcoholics. The program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and the Twelve Concepts of Ser vice. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend. F OR THE REC ORD The Florida Legislature appr oved a r eduction in vehicle registration fees on Sept. 1. A headline April 9 inaccurately described those as driver license fees.. 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TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOTec-o gnizing National Work Zone Awareness Week April 7-11. In 2012, on Florida r o ads, ther e wer e 51 fatalities, 3,476 serious injuries and 4,677 crashes in work zones. That is down from 2011, wher e ther e were 62 fatalities and 3,711 serious injuries in work zones. Serious injury and death can occur in areas of roadway construction. In order to raise awareness and educate citizens on the dangers of work zones, FDOT has collaborated with partners to drive down fatalities. FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad said, Florida has many infrastructure improvement projects. Work zones create unexpected hazards and extrac aution should be taken in these areas. Motorists should slow down, stay aler t and avoid dis tractions like texting. Construction crews face difficult conditions every day while they work to impr ove our high ways and make them safer said Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. And those conditions are made even more difficult when you factor in the daily flow of traffic they must work around. The Florida Highway Patrol urges motorists to always practice caution and awarenessw hen traveling through work zones, and to obey the posted speed limits. Some simple tips for impr oving work zone safety include: Be alert slow down avoid distraction don t tailgate dont change lanes and expect the unexpected For more information, contact the Florida Department of Transportations Public Information Officer at (850 or visit www.dot.state.fl.us. P ALATKA The St. Johns R iver Water Management D istrict set a road map for meeting the districts water resource challenges over the next five years when the Governing Board approved an update to its strategic plan. With the Governing Board e ndorsement of the plan, w hich sets goals and strategic p riorities, the district will con t inue its focus on 12 key ini tiatives and eight continuing cor e pr o grams. This strategic plan demonstrates the districts continuing work to improve our business practices and reflects oure mphasis on effectiveness and e f ficiency , said Rober t C hristianson, Strategic Planning and Financial Ser v ices division dir e ctor The plan includes the following 12 key initiatives: Develop and implement sound science-based solutions to ensure the availability of suf-f icient water for existing and f uture uses. Protect water resources f rom significant harm due to water withdrawals by establishing necessary and sufficient minimum flows and levels. Ensure sustainable water supplies and protect groundw ater systems in the districts N orth Florida region. W ork in par tnership with t he Central Florida W a ter Initiative to identify and further develop the Regional Water Supply Plan. Protect the water quality and ecological value of the middle and lower St. JohnsR iver. Enhance and pr otect the w ater quality and ecological habitat of the coastal basins of Nor t heast Florida. Restore the ecological, recreational and economic value of Lake Apopka and the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin. Optimize flood control, p r otect and enhance natural e cosystems, and improve w ater quality in the upper St. J ohns River. Protect and restore the water quality and ecological habitat of the Indian River Lagoon. Utilize district resources to develop and coordinate the p rotection and restoration of m ajor springs. Develop a framework for l evee and water contr o l str ucture maintenance and restoration. Identify and implement restoration and vegetation management projects on district-owned lands. This approach encourages t ranspar ency accountability a nd focus, Christianson said. It allows us to be fiscally r e sponsible, that is to live with in our means. The continuing core programs will include ongoing science, data collection and management and regulatorya nd administrative suppor t s ervices to all district prog rams. I n April 2013, the Governing Board adopted its first strategic plan, which is updated annually, and is for a minimum five-year planning horizon. It includes a report card of how well the district a chieved its fiscal year 20121 3 milestones and success indic ators. T he St. Johns River W a ter Management District www floridaswater com is a regional agency of the state of Florida whose mission is to protect and ensure the sustainable use of waterr esources. The district is r esponsible for managing g r o undwater and surface water resources in all or part of 18 counties including Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, St. Johns, Seminolea nd V olusia. about another year. So it makes sense to do t his work now while were here, said Ward. Ward says NOAA plans work years in advance, and charts waterways all over the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. He said this is the first time anyone has asked about charting the St. Marys R iver. I was surprised, yes, said Ward in a series of phone interv iews this week. Ward, who is based in Charleston, S.C., said there is a good chance that the survey will be complete over the next few months. Ward said the local survey team has already completed a t idal study. Thats a first step, and that n ormally takes years, said Ward. This is moving very, very fast. email@example.com Water board endorses strategic plan CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY A PRIL 11, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Im not a dream squasher, but its been studied many times over and the economics do not prove out R USSELL SCHWEISS, RAYONIER 1120 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034(firstname.lastname@example.org www.RowlandsUpholsteryPlus.comStock Fabrics & TrimsGreat time to freshen up for the New Year.(All sales final, select fabrics & trimsSpring Blowout SALE O O w w n n e e d d a a n n d d o o p p e e r r a a t t e e d d i i n n F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h b b y y t t h h e e R R o o w w l l a a n n d d f f a a m m i i l l y y f f o o r r 6 6 1 1 y y e e a a r r s s 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 6ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday SundayWW e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y s s Wing 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 Tuesday, May 13th, 2014Live at 7 p.m. $5 CoverOpen7days 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 info Air AmeliaCome FlyWith UsCall for Reservations Lessons also available Call 1-877-WeDoFlywww.airamelia.com Dallas Wayne Tomes6/8/57-12/14/13Funeral Service set for T uesday, April 22ndat 12:30 PMJacksonville National Cemetery (Air Force Veteran)A ddress:4083 Lannie Road Jacksonville, FL 32218-1247P hone:(904Acomplimentary shuttle bus may be provided from Fernandina to the cemetery, depending on demand..... Please Contact Trish Bohannon if you wish to ride the bus, 904-557-1479 I nvestments LLC, FTR Timberlands LLC and ClarkPrice Ventures LLC according to the affidavit for arrest warrant. T he complaint stated that contrary to written and oral r epresentations by Clark, the investment objectives were none xistent, illusory and created by Clark for the purpose of d efrauding the investors. Clark, 65, allegedly diverted those funds for his personal use and benefit and did not return them to the investors, as d emanded. Instead, Clark put the money i nto his checking account or that of Furman Clark Construction Co., his business, used some to pay federal tax and write payroll checks to himself and his son and to pay personal living expenses, club mem-b ership fees, expenses for horses and personal medical bills, t he affidavit stated. Clark also was accused of using some of the investor money to pay a firm that filed a foreclosure lawsuit against him and his wife in 2005. In November 2001, shortly after he moved to Amelia Island, Folio Weekly published an extens ive profile detailing what it called The Secret Life of Furman Clark. C lark, a North Carolina n ative, was 36 when he moved t o Wilmington Island, Ga., where a local attorney disappear e d in 1985 after going to dinner with Clark to discuss selling a boat to him. Julian Singmans body was discovered in marsh grass a month later w ith four bullet wounds. A ccor ding to F olio police f ound the gun used in the crime, clothes with Singmans blood on it, the dead man s watch, money clip and credit cards in Clarks possession. But a case for murder was not made, and Clark ultimately pleaded guiltyt o manslaughter and served t ime in prison. He was r eleased i n 1996. Folio detailed a series of what it called shady business deals by Clark in Nor th Carolina and Georgia. He was sentenced to six years for such crimes in North Carolina, servi ng that sentence concurrently with his manslaughter sentence. C lark also was accused of stealing from chambers of comm erce in Macon, Ga., and Vicksburg, Miss., where he worked, the newspaper said. It detailed a history of deception, ranging from accusations of s tealing a boat, defrauding an innkeeper, stealing timber, o btaining property under false pretenses and other scams. T he court allowed Clark to serve his probation in North Carolina, according to Folio and there he began a partnership with William J. Fields in p roperty development. Their most prominent project wasD uck Landing on the Outer Banks. C lark was still on probation when he moved to Fernandina Beach in 2000. Furman Clark Construction LLC was incorporated that year by Clark and F ields. A major controversy involvi ng Clarks business here was a proposal to develop Martin I sland as luxury housing. The island subsequently was purchased by the state to prevent development. Rumors of Clarks past b egan to circulate after his arrival here, and the business partnership broke up after Fields learned of it, Clark told Folio. Fields and Clark diss olved FCX/Fields Clark Holdings LLC in 2001, and split t heir businesses. Clark developed Cartesian P oint, a proposed 220-house residential development in Yulee, and continued to operate Furman Clark Construction and Furman Clark Crane & RiggingL LC as well as other businesses. email@example.com M ICHAEL PARNELL News-Leader Information about the Feb. 1 0 shooting of a Fernandina Beach man in the North Hampton subdivision in Yulee is still being withheld by the Nassau County Sheriffs Office and Florida Depart-ment of Law Enforcement. F DLE is investigating the shooting of Anthony Bartley, 2 1, by Deputy Wilfred Bill Quick, as is customary in officer-involved shootings. Routine details of the crime scene will not be released until the investigation is complete. The investigation remains active, said FDLE spokesperson Gretl Plessinger in an email April 4, and no details will be released until it is closed. On Feb. 25, Plessinger said in another email, The investig ation is active. Its hard to put a timeline on investigations because it depends on what we find during the course of the investigation. Generally, investigations take, at a minimum, several months to complete and some take years. The News-Leader has r equested a copy of the incident report and narratives written by officers involved. These are obtained routinely to write accounts of crimes that appear in the newspapers police reports. The newspaper also has asked for the various 911 calls that were made that Monday morning before the fatal shooting about 11 a.m. T he newspaper also seeks the Jacksonville Medical Examiners autopsy report. Quick has returned to his job on full patrol duty. Police said in February, before declining further comment, that the early 911 calls suggested Bartley was burg larizing a home in the North Hampton subdivision, which is in unincorporated Yulee more than four miles from Fernandina Beach. According to the sheriffs office at that time, Quick used his stun gun in self-defense, but when that didnt have the intended effect he used his pistol to shoot Bartley, who died at the scene. ( Police indicated there were multiple crime scenes in the neighborhood.) Bartley was reported to be wearing pants and socks but did not have on a shirt or shoes at the time of the shooting. He also was reportedly unarmed. Bartley, father of a two-yearo ld son, was employed by a downtown Fernandina hamburger restaurant. He had been jailed previously for drug possession. CLARK Continued from 1A T hefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable f ood items all year round. For more information, call:261-70001303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101 Fernandina Beach,FL Connecting People, Help & Hope Shooting investigation still active RIVER Continued from 1A Blackrock Baptist Church Easter Service Opportunities: 4/20 SUNRISE SERVICEat Main Beach, Fernandina 6:30 am Bring Your Own Chairs 4/20 EASTER CELEBRATION Service, Blackrock Baptist Church 10:30 am 4/27 Christian Ventriloquist, Gene Cordova at Morning Service 10:30 am 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 Drive carefully in work zones
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 This weekend a cabal of right-wing cronies w ill be meeting secretly on Amelia Island to plot with left-wing influence peddlers to silence conservative Tea Party candidates and ensure that status quo corruption continues, according to a press released issued by L iberty Dwellers. The Republican Mainstreet Partnership P AC event is April 11-13. It is reportedly attracting about two dozen Republican lawm akers. Liberty Dwellers had called a press conference for 6 p.m. Thursday at the entrance to The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, and will meet at the Peters Point beach access at 10 a.m. S aturday for a street protest. The group encourages participation. For i nformation call Michele at 556-6982 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. G G a a r r a a g g e e S S a a l l e e The Democratic Club of Amelia Island will hold its annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at a home in the North Hampton subdivision, 86471 Eastport Drive, in Yulee. G G O O P P e e x x e e c c u u t t i i v v e e c c o o m m m m i i t t t t e e e e T he Nassau County Republican Executive Committee will have its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 17 at the County Building, 86028 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee. Guest speaker will be Carrol Franklin, chair of the Ocean, H ighway & Port Authority. Franklin served in Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division and has b een self-employed for over 40 years. He was elected in 2010 elected to the Ocean, Highway & Port Authority. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and all registered Republicans are welcome to attend. For questions, contact Justin Taylor at jtayl email@example.com or (904 D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t i i c c C C l l u u b b The Democratic Club of Amelia Island will host its next dinner meeting at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, on April 22. The doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:45 p.m. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening. T he speaker for the evening will be Katie Ross, a Fernandina Beach native and the N ortheast Florida liaison in U.S. Sen. Bill Nelsons Jacksonville office. To reserve, send a check for $16 per person, payable to DCAI, to DCAI/P.O. Box 16022/Fernandina Beach FL 32035. Checks may also be dropped off at Democratic headquarters at the corner of Eighth and Date s treets. For more information or to reserve by phone or email, contact Jean DesBarres at 432-8992 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-perishable food items to be delivered t o Barnabas will be collected at this dinner. These food donations may also be dropped off a t headquarters where there is a box placed just inside the door. 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 C enter, Fernandina Beach The goal is to educate people within the l ocal community about the benefits of the Florida Fair Tax. The Florida Fair Tax is a non-partisan effort to replace federal income and payroll taxes with a national retail sales tax. Organizers say this approach simplifies the process because it eliminates the IRS and the complex tax code. The Florida Fair Tax is a 501(c3ganization located in Ponte Vedra, Fla. According t o the groups flyer, membership fees start at $5 annually. C ontact Larry Miller at 415-3142 for information. C C o o n n t t a a c c t t A A d d k k i i n n s s State Rep. Janet Adkins and her staff are available to assist constituents with issues that might relate to a state agency or local issue. T he main district office is located in Fernandina Beach and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M onday-Friday. Satellite office locations are in Jacksonville Beach, Black Hammock and Bryceville. Anyone wishing more information or to schedule an appointment should contact Adkins office at 491-3664 or email email@example.com. 4A F RIDAY A PRIL 11, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK P OLITICS IN BRIEF Monkey BarrelChildrens Clothing & Toys C elebrating 18 years at The Spa & Shops904-261-0777 Raleigh GregoryS on of Stephanie and Ed Gregory Monkey BarrelChildrens Clothing & Toys Celebrating 18 years at The Spa & Shops904-261-0777 Jayce & Kallen Morgans ons of Carla and Justin Morgan The helpful place.Turner Ace Hardware2990 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904 www.acehardware.com Color Locktechnology matters. 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O wner Dina Martin offers a wide selection of items with little ones in mind. e carry a variety of clothes and toys from around the U.S. and some European countries as w ell. Martin worked in retail management after college. When she decided to open her own store, she took business development classes to familiarizeh erself with the business side of retailing. Dina chose to open a childrens store because she enjoyed working in retail and being around children. S he wanted to create a whimsical atmosphere in t he shop using an animal that children could enjoy, soshe chose monkeys. With the help of family and friends, Monkey Barrel w as opened in March1996 and itsbeen a source o f fun and fulfillment ever since. s been great and my family loves to help me with unpacking inventory, merchandising and working/selling. 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Business Partners aid FBHS HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader The Fernandina Beach H igh School Business Partners provide support for t he career technical programs such as Health Occupations, Aerospace, Business Technology, Diversified Career Training and Culinary. These are the programs for kids who may not go to c ollege, but theyre critical to running our community, said m ember Rob Southwick of Southwick Associates. The Business Partners also provide scholarship opportunities for students e ntering post-secondary training in related fields. The Business Partners is made up of like-minded indiv iduals from our community who are interested in assisting the growth and development of FBHS, said member AlanV anderheiden. The majority of our efforts are made through the career technical program but we have and are willing to assist any need that arises in the high school. The group meets monthly w ith school administrators to s hare information regarding t he schools ongoing needs and to design solutions to meet those needs. Annual dues of between $500 to $1,000 paid by member businesses provide funds. Members also barter within t he community to meet e xpressed needs. T he Business Partners a lso provide leadership to the school, noted Vanderheiden. e use our time and tale nts to address the students on various employment relate d topics. We provide advice on completing employment applications, resume writing, job interviewing skills, dress, deportment and how to conduct research and follow-up activities. Seventeen local businesses ar e involved in the group but more business partners are needed. FBHS Business Partners provide two $1,000 scholars hips for two years each. A pplications are accepted in t he spring and the interview process is completed by May. Students ar e selected from a combination of a written application and a face-to-face interview with a committee. Vanderheiden shared a few i mportant facts about the stud ents in the career technical programs: 100 percent of students enr o lled in the Health Occupations Pr ogram passed the state CNA exam after completing clinical r otations t hrough Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Amelia U rgent Care and the offices of local physicians. Students in the Aerospace/ Engineering Program will complete FAA ground school certification. Students in the Business Technology program will certify in PowerPoint, W o rd and Excel. Students in Digital Design video the school board meetings and broadcast live to homes in Nassau County. C ulinary students are e ngaged in catering opportun ities that provide financial support for the program. Students in the Diversified Career Training Program can earn credits toward graduation while working in local businesses. I nstructor Ken Roland s aid, The FBHS Business Partners have provided r e sour c es for our cooperative education classes by pr ovid ing speakers that bring realworld infor mation on a variety o f employment and careerrelated topics. C hef Culinary Arts Teacher Michael Gass said the Business Partners make it possible to work with students to help them attain the skills necessary to participate in the modern workplace. Mike Landtroop and Thomas Pur v iss classes were grateful for the new headsets the Business Partners purchased for their classes. The FBHS Business P artners are an incredible a sset to our students and the c areer education programs offered at FBHS, said Purvis. e are very lucky to have such an active group of Business Partners interested in the future of our youth. e welcome any intereste d person/business to attend o ur meetings and join our group, said Vanderheiden. e need all the r e sour ces possible. Any business in the community may contact the s chool to post job vacancies or request students with specific j ob related skills. For informat ion contact Vanderheiden at 335-0500 or email alanvan1982 @ aol.com. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY A PRIL 11, 2014 NEWS News-Leader N L / P S A N L / P S ASUBMITTED PHOTOS The Business Partners have provided great ideas to guide our young people into career paths. Having their support increases the advantages we can offer our students, says FBHS Aerospace Tech instructor Keoki Gray. New business partners are sought to provide support to career technical programs such as the Certified Nursing Assistant class. C omput er s ec uri ty f irm scam J OH N P MEGNA For the News-Leader The Senior vs. Crime office has received a call involving a questionable scam by one com puter security firm. A senior citizen called our of fice advising that his com p uter security company r epor te d he might have been s cammed on his account. They issued an alert advising him of this situation. In turn, he notified his credit card companies and went through the normal process of aler ting all of his cr edit car d companies of his pr oblems. A fter checking this r eport o ut, Seniors vs. Crime checked the r e cor d s of his security com pany only to find a problem with the company itself. Their record shows the owner had been sued and fined $12 million for another scam he committed. The company r ecor d showed that t his company sent false aler ts so they lead the customer to believe they wer e actively work ing to pr otect the customer s account and therefore keeping the monthly charges coming. Further, other clients have had their protection questioned and tried to cancel their accountb ut continued to get billed for their services. This was another issue that after checking we found many times that they showed false adver t ising and unfair business practices. If you check around, you may find many of these security companies for computer protection do not charge for this ser vice. Personally our home c omputer s protection service is free and we are satisfied. Be awar e that not all of these computer pr otection companies are like this particular one. Call Seniors vs. Crime at 3103226, or write svcfbfl@gmail. com. The office, located at the Fer nandina Beach Police D epartment, 1525 Lime St., is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Manager is Chuck Sheehan; John Megna is deputy of fice manager. D DO O N N T TL LI I T T T T E E R RSpay or NeuterA PU BLICSE RVICEAN NOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER
6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Week five of the legislative session began with the usual three-hour drive to the C apitol on Monday morning. The focus of the week was t he state budget, known as the General Appropriations Act. The 2014-15 proposed budget is $75.3 billion with 41 percent of those funds, $30.6 billion, appropriated to health care needs. The second l argest part of the budget is allocated to education with 27 p ercent, or $20.7 billion. Revenue for Floridas budget comes from three sources: federal funds, state trust funds and general revenue. The federal government contributes 34 percent o f Floridas proposed budget, totaling $25.6 billion. This a mount is actually down from last years numbers by $867.1 million. Most of these dollars are tied to Medicaid (Florida has an estimated 3.7 million Medicaid beneficiaries) and can only be spent for very s pecific needs. There are always a lot of strings and red tape associated with federal funds. Florida also receives federal funds int ransportation and education. A s a net donor state to the f ederal budget we always look t o ensure Florida is receiving our fair share of the funds. Perhaps the best news in the p roposed appropriat ions bill is the increase in general revenue funds, which are up by $892.2 mill ion, for a total of $27.6 b illion. This increase is a sign that Floridas economy is continuing to improve. The primary driver of the general revenue funds is the collection of the states 6 percent s ales tax. General revenue funds provide the most flexib ility to Floridas budget. While state trust funds have an intended purpose attached to them, general revenue dollars can be appropriated based on legislative priorities. I n the larger budget picture, and when you set aside p rograms that are funded on a recurring basis, there is generally about $200-$300m illion that is actually in play o r can be shifted among a w ide range of priorities. Often t hese decisions are influenced by the Speaker of the House or Senate President and the chairs of the appropriating committees. W hen considering only general revenue dollars, the H ouse budget proposal allocates 52 percent to education. Clearly, this is indicative of the priority that the Florida House of Representatives places on our childrens education. T he increased education funding represents a 3 perc ent increase for each student in kindergarten through 12th grade, creating the largest education funding in Floridas history. The proposed budget also includes an increase in funding for voluntary prek indergarten. The Florida Education F inance Program seeks to equalize funding for all students across the state. Some countys property taxes do not generate as much as other counties, so Florida contributes state dollars to level the playing field. On average, the counties genera te 43 percent and the state contributes 57 percent. This average will vary dependingo n how property rich a c ounty is. T he House proposed b udget also includes additional funding of $69.8 million for Floridas colleges and $90 million in additional funding for our state university system. J ustice operations in Florida are proposed to total $ 4.6 billion. This includes additional dollars for increases in prison population and dollars for an addition of 21 new judgeships. Dollars are also proposed for 28 additional Florida Highway Patrol offic ers, the first time since 20067. The proposed budget also i ncludes $8.9 billion for the transportation work program to build and maintain our roads. Another important element in the proposed House budget is the focus on tax r elief. The proposal includes $395 million in relief on motor v ehicle fees, taxes and surcharges. The popular back to school tax holiday, as well as tax holidays for hurricane preparedness supplies and energy and water efficient appliances are proposed. M ost of the day Wednesday was spent on the H ouse floor for second reading of the budget bills. Second reading is the time forq uestions and answers. M embers returned Thursday m orning for third reading ( debate). Thursdays business moved much more quickly with structured debate on the budget. By 1:14 p.m., the final vote on the prop osed House budget was cast with a bipartisan vote of 100 y eas and 16 nays. Thursday the Senate also passed its proposed budget; so now our attention will turn to budget conference. House and Senate members will be assigned to budget confere nces where we will hammer out the differences within e ach sub-budget. I have requested to serve on the Education Appropriations budget conference. There are several ways that projects or requests for funding make their way into t he budget process, sometimes there is a recommendat ion in a legislative budget request from a state agency that makes the request for additional funding, if this request or LBR is included in the governors budget recommendations then it is taken v ery seriously. Other ways to get issues into the budget are t hrough the budget chairs recommendation to the various budget subcommittees.F inally, the last route is to h ave a member that serves on a budget committee send a l etter asking the budget chair asking to include the issue in t he committees recommendations. Needless to say there are countless meetings in the b udget process and many n egotiations that unfold as m embers fight to get projects i ncluded in the budget bill. The members must work the p rocess and work in a collaborative manner to help make the case or ensure that the br oad public purpose is understood and agr eed to. A s session progresses t hrough the 60-day schedule, t he focus of my work shifts to new priorities. Since subcommittees are no longer meeting, the committee workload is lighter. However, bill reconciliation with the Senate con sumes the void. I made severa l trips to the Senate to work w ith Sen. Legg, chair of the S enate Education Committee, t o r e concile differences on two education committee bills. I was pleased when we completed our work andr eached agr eement on the School Grades bill. Now our focus will turn to the committee bill dealing with Middle G rades. Friday morning I returned t o present my third bill for the week. I had already presented HB 1105 dealing with sex offenders and those that have absconded from supervision on Wednesday, and HB 7133 dealing with Middle Grades o n Thursday. Friday I had one of the 21 bills on the Judiciary C ommittee agenda. This is when relationships are really important! The committee chair determines the order that bills will be heard. You can either be called first, last or anywhere in between. I was now free to return home to Fernandina Beach. It w as day 32 and it felt good to have passed the halfway point of session. The weeks ahead will start to allow us to see legislative priorities come more clearly into focus and the process w ill move aggressively towards the amendatory p rocess, which is, where amendments will be placed on bills aimed at strengthen am easure or weaken the legisl ation. Many amendments are b orne out of compromise b etween members, state agencies and lobbyists who r epresent the affected groups and organizations. Our team here locally keeps track of all your emails a nd phone calls. We track c arefully your support or o pposition to measures and t ry to make sure that we are listening carefully to what citiz ens have to say in the process. I know sometimes it can be frustrating because ther e is a per ception that no one is paying attention, for m e listening to you is an a ctive part of leadership and i s something that is important to us. So whether you support something or oppose it, please let us know so we track that issue and ensur e that we take in your views w hen it is time to vote or seek c hanges that might help us s olve a problem you have i dentified. Thank you for the honor of serving you in Tallahassee. Please let me hear fr om you. janet email@example.com Florida Legislature passes halfway mark F RIDAY A PRIL 11, 2014 OPINION News-Leader S TATE REP. Janet Adkins The other coast Someone told me r ecently t he two biggest regrets people express late in life are not traveling mor e and failure to embrace a foreign language. T raveling is not surprising, and the language at number two a surprise. I am just home from a vacation to California and it is front of mind right now Usually the r e ason for my being there is the National Automobile Dealers Association convention hosted by San Francisco every fourth year. This trip was with our traveling buddies, a couple that we have known since arriving in 1997, and just for fun. Unlike cousin Eddie fr om the Vacation movies, we enjoy each other the whole time. Having lived in the easter n U.S. (Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida) all my life, it seems an adventure to go west. Somewhere on the other side of the Mississippi, starting in ear nest in the Rockies, you have made it to the West. While I have no data to sup por t it, it seems most Easterners remain Easterners and those native to the Westr emain so. Either may move within a state, or a state or two away, staying within reach of family Shor t of corporate r elo cations, most will retain r egional identity Certain states seem to take on a life of their own. Texas, Florida, New York, and Califor nia may top this list. Being a Texan, a Floridian, a New Yorker or a Californian is dif fer ent than most other state identifiers. A combination of physical size, population, pride or swagger just seem to push forward. California is the -pound gorilla of states. Mor e people, varied geogra phy and diversity in abundance. It feels like you have enter ed a countr y within a country. Ther e is a different social mentality there. Sustainable (green) is much more overtly presented at every opportunity Gas is 50 cents higher helping make Prius a huge seller. At the grocery, paper bags ar e 10 cents and plastic a quarter. A hotel may collect rainwater on the roof, next to the solar panels. Toilets have two flush options, depending on the need. E very business wants to communi cate their envir onmental r esponsibility The Tesla is the SiliconV alley highline to own. Green is pr obably the most outfront thing I noticed. The thought of California embodies attractiveness, and nowher e is it mor e obvious than the physical beauty of the land. The coast, the moun tains, far mland, vineyards, deserts and forests all combine to make the state so beautiful. Parks national, state and neighborhood are abundant. It undoubtedly ties into the gr een-focused mental ity, wanting to preserve the splendor It would take weeks to scratch the sur face of Californias natural offerings. The people are a mixture, like ever ywher e. Ther e ar e many image-driven people, well dressed, with the latest vehicles. Others, par ticularly in their 60s and 70s, appear to still have a little hippy in them. It is easiest to identify the women in that age group, with zero makeup and period clothing. People watching, which we all do, is really an entertainment form there. I will say ther e was less obesity in evidence. The vast majority of the people in the restaurant, lodging and retail industries were above average nice and capable. The food was good. W e brought much needed rain with us on several days, but overall enjoyed cool nights and pleasant days. If you have been seeking some adventur e, give a trip to California a thought. It will expand your view of our country, while staying inside it. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Kef fer Dodge Chr ysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. firstname.lastname@example.org KEFFER CORNER RickKeffer
B B i i c c y y c c l l i i s s t t s s t t o o C C u u m m b b e e r r l l a a n n d d Responding to recent letters (April 9e the writers that the proposal made to the National Park Service does not i nclude a request to create any bicycle trails of any sort on Cumberland Island. T he proposal that has been m ade primarily seeks to find a safe, e conomical way for touring cyclists t o travel between Geor g ia and F lorida. Youll recall a much-appreciated ferry service between our sister cities of Fernandina Beach and St. Marys, Ga., operated for approximately two years from 2008t o 2010 but ultimately was not financially viable. With National Park S ervice approval of ferry service from both Fernandina and St. M arys to Cumberland Island, northsouth cyclists could board a vessel in either state with their bicycle then make a dockside transfer on Cumberland onto a ferry returning t o the other state, avoiding a ride a cr oss the nar row and dangerous U S 17 bridge over the St. Marys River or a westerly re-route of over 56 miles via US 1. Cyclists safety will not be the determining factor on the issue of additional ferry service to Cumberland Island; there arei ndeed other issues to consider, s uch as balanced access fr om F lorida and Georgia to a national park. And the debate between pr e ser v ation and access r egar ding Cumberland Island is a long-stand ing one. However, if in the course of their review of proposals for a new contract to replace the expiring onet he NPS would accept bids for regu lar service from both Fernandina a nd St. Marys, then cyclists and others who would travel between our two cities would gr e atly benefit. Mike Pikula Fernandina Beach S S t t . M M i i c c h h a a e e l l s s e e x x p p a a n n s s i i o o n n I am a parishioner of St. M ichaels and would like you to cons ider the following: W e are expanding our church to accommodate current seating issues. At three of our Masses, we have people standing in the aisles and at the back of the church. By expanding the chur ch, these people will now have seats. The parkingu sage will not increase. I t might be beneficial to examine the parking or dinances put in place by the city. I was at St. Michaels at 10:30 a.m. today. The 10 a.m. Mass is the most cr owded. There was quite a bit of side street parking available within two blocks of the church, as well as at the lower end of Broome Street near Eighth Street. Are these spaces viable for our parking r equir ement? At this same time, all of Alachua Street had cars parked on both sides to accommodate the Methodist and Presbyterian services. Finally, the church in Yulee will begin as a mission church until the Bishop of St. Augustine deems it ready to be its own parish and assigns it a pastor The pastor of St. Michael s will celebrate Masses at both sites. Perhaps with an expanded church and mission church, we may not have to have as many Masses at St. Michaels in the future. Celeste Amos Fernandina Beach That you don t know what you got til its gone, They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. This old song lyric seems to fit a lot of scenarios around here. The church that wants to alter an old chapel, cut down a 100-year -old tr ee, and put up a parking lot only to move out a few years later to a new chur ch in Y ulee. They will leave behind an alter ed historic building and a treeless, asphalted parking lot. (And even if the church gets its way, there are other ground covers besides asphalt, so the tree doesnt have to die or be cut down.) Lets see, the convenience store site, wher e they chopped down 30 old magnificent tr ees to have an expanded Subway and yes, more asphalt parking. And then there is the golf course, where trees seem to be an easy commodity to get rid of. What happened to learning to chip out of the r ough as skilled golfers do? Will we always cater to the small groups, with short-term goals, while they destroy what brought many of us her e? Do we never think ahead? We like paradise. Muffie Austin Fer nandina Beach O O u u t t s s i i d d e e r r s s The Editors piece (Golden Geese) April 4 was a rare and welcome Editor s discourse on several issues of local concern. He correctly notes that our beach is our prime asset, that incr eased Cumberland I sland access would be gr eat but not at expense of this priceless Cumberland envir o nment and that the downtown waterfront doesnt need anymore expensive architect pipedreams and million dollar parking rearrangements. Bravo! On the other hand, why must we endure still another viewpointf rom a distant state (Dick Polman, P hiladelphia), this time extolling the advertised virtues of Obamacar e ? Such exhor tations ar e readily available for those with the stomach on almost every media resource already, regardless of factual content. His lauding of adding 4.5 million new recipients to an already bankrupt Medicaid program and dissing of older white people for opposing Obamacare are simply ignorant. Further, this expert advises us that we need to heed a New York Times conservative columnist who decrees that it s all over and we better just get used to this ever-encroaching federal micromanagement of our lives. Please, mor e of the local flavor and less of the outside exper opinions. T. J. Robertson Fernandina Beach C C e e n n t t r r a a l l i i z z e e d d E E O O C C I r ead with inter est the April 2 ar ticle on the Nassau County budget about the plans to build a $10 million sheriffs complex and a $4 million upgrade of the Emergency Operations Center. Since the funding is being planned for these two key pr ojects, this is an ideal oppor tunity to think strategically and plan for the futur e to combine several Nassau County functions into one central EOC complex. Most counties, including Nassau County, have the county Fire/Rescue chief, the Emergency Operations director, the 911 dispatch staf f and the sherif f s complex in separate locations and the county commissioners/manag er/Road & Bridge in different geographical places. A conference room or empty meeting area is pressed into service when an EOC is needed. Nassau County needs a step by step, long-range plan to locate many of these key gover nmental func tions ar ound the sides of a central EOC. This EOC would be used routinely by the Fir e/Sherif f/Disaster Recovery/911 dispatch folks to coordinate daily functions between depar tments. But when the big hur ricane hits or other disaster happens, here is a fully functioning EOC with telephones, radio dispatchers, television, emer gency generators, maps and charts all the bells and whistles are set up and fully r eady to go. And the r eg u lar of fices of many of the key folks are close by. The county commissioners and all the other key officials just walk into the EOC and take their seats and wham! it is show time. No delays or preparations. Well, maybe to order some take out pizzas. Lar r y Myers F er nandina Beach U U n n i i o o n n s s I am writing in regard to Marion ONeils viewpoint (March 26) and to the response letter April 2. The letter writer made the statement that unions have outlived their use-f ulness and that unions have hurt o ur economy more than they have helped. To the contrary, history has shown that when workers ar e not organized, it leads to an unbalanced economy in relation to the rich and poor. In the last few decades union membership has declined, and so has the average earnings of families in the middle class. I work for the Nassau County School Board and presently make less money now than I did 10 years ago, when you factor in the cost of living. We do more work and are more productive with less pay than ever befor e. The growth in unionization allows the worker to get a larger slice of the pie. It is ver y simple to understand that if 98 percent of the population begins to make more money, they will spend that money in their community, which is more beneficial than the 2 percent sitting on all that extra money It never trickles down. In the School Board of Nassau County we have huge income inequality between the Administration and the Extra Support Personnel (ESPS have the ability to balance these wage discrepancies through collective bargaining for better wages, benefits and health car e. W e need to support the ability of the unions to gr ow along with the middle class in order to keep our economy growing. On a side note, I find it ver y irksome of the non-union members who sit on the sidelines complaining of poor wages and working conditions yet make the statement, Why should I join the Uunion when I will automatically get ever ything that you bar gain for? Well, I am thinking of a word for these people, whose meaning is; a person or thing that lives or survives by dependence on or at the expense of another Could that wor d be parasite? There is power in numbers! Please come to a meeting (even if you ar e not a member) and see what we do. Julie A. Cr ews NESPA Member Fer nandina Beach Q Q u u a a l l i i t t y y a a n n d d s s e e r r v v i i c c e e In a world of Internet shopping, inexpensive prices from foreign exporters and fast-paced lifestyles, quality and ser vice seem to have taken a back seat to instant gratification. Instead of shopkeepers gr eeting you with Good mor ning a nd a smile, your e inundated with people shouting Finding everything OK. fr o m all cor n ers of the warehouse-style department stores. Having dinner in a quaint localr estaurant has become tedious when a dinner conversation is relentlessly interrupted with Is your food OK? Ever y thing OK? Mor e sweet tea? In this world, a complete sentence would be a pleasant change, let alone good service! Every now and then however, you come across someone who stands out and gives you reason to hope that good service has not gone extinct. In this case I am referringt o Kerri Duffy of Keller Williams R ealty. My father passed away last August. He and Mother wer e heavy smokers and as executor of my parents estate, it was left to me to deal with the house and its contents. As Im sur e many of you have experi enced, it is a roller-coaster ride of emotions as you sift through photos, mementoes and tend to all the nec essary functions while still in the grieving process. As my parents home became more and more empty and less like the home I knew and loved, it became incr easingly har der to go back there to finish up the last of what needed to be done. My past experiences with r ealtors has been less than stellar and I expected nothing more than to list the house and then sit and wait for a buyer to show up. Or as a buyer was simply handed a list of MLS listings and told to go find something and let them know. Ker ri, much to my amazement, was dif ferent from the beginning. After her first inspection of the home, she not only advised me on the best course of action but arranged for power washing, carpet cleaning, duct cleaning and wallpaper r emoval. She solicited quotes from house painters and personally oversaw ever y step of the way. She dealt with repairmen, yar d crews and countless other details. She even put out the trash on her many visits to the home. Kerri understood my reluctance to r etur n to the home and made sur e ever ything was taken car e of fr om the listing to the sale of the home just a couple of months later. As a business owner myself, I know how hard it is to provide quality ser vice in a world wher e time and money are more important. I was so impr essed and moved by her attention to detail and genuine concer n about the house and my grieving process. Ker ri Duf fy is an endanger ed species but thankfully, not yet extinct! Stephanie Medina Fernandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Get out of debt, stay out of debt, and pay as you go has been among my mainstay fiscalh ealth improvement recommendations to the county commissioners since taking office as C lerk and Comptroller in 2005. I have literally preached the wisdom of that message as a public sermon to everyone I could get to listen, and it has paid off for the taxpayers. The countys accelerated debt reduction has resulte d in over $100 million in savings from early landfill debt payoff for the citizens throughe limination of interest costs, annual landfill assessments elimination and the elimination of r ed ink operational deficits at the landfill made possible by paying off the debt early, allowing the county to get out of the landfill business. Additionally, restructuring of other county government debt resulted in over $8 million of s avings. In government, you dont make money fromd ebt, you just unnecessarily cost every taxpayer more in t axes than they should have to pay. The proposed new sheriffs administration building is sorely needed and the c ounty commission set aside $10 million for thatp urpose a year ago. But some commissioners are proposing to spend t hat $10 million on other items and to go into debt to build the new sheriffs administration building and pay as much as an additional $6 million in interest charges to do it! Lets see, now. We have $10 million in our p ocket we promised to build this facility with, but some commissioners want to spend thatf irst $10 million on something else, then borrow another $10 million for the building and t hen load taxpayers up with the extra $2 million to $6 million in interest costs. That adds up to between $22 million and $26 million for the taxpayers when they were promised only a $10 million facility. This sort of politics is why I b elieve that the taxpayers have so much distrust of government. W hether we are talking about debt at home, debt in our businesses or debt in our g overnment, all debt makes things cost more! Unnecessary debt harms current and future taxpayers. So, my recommendation as chief financial officer is, as always, Get out of debt, stay out of debt and pay as you go! 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Mayport Ferry an obligation of t he state I get annoyed and impatient, and occasionally irritated, when the best resolu-t ion of an issue is ignored, usually for p olitical reasons, by those professing c oncern. The pension mess in Duval County comes to mind, as does the funding and efficient management of our libraries. But the cause of my angst today is the Mayport Ferry and the refusal of Florida Depar tment of Transportation to take r esponsibility for this i mportant transportat ion asset. Last weeks Beaches Leader r e por t ed that a dedicated group of civic-minded folks are still working har d to find the funds needed t o keep the ferry operat ional and repair the f erry slip. While I appreciate the perseverance of these dedicated peo ple, this issue should be behind us. Operating the Mayport Ferry is clearly an obligation of FDOT Consider the evidence: The fer r y connects both ends of A1A, Florida s signatur e highway It connects s outhern A1A to the ecologically important T imucuan Preserve, Talbot Island and finally A melia Island and Fer n andina Beach. Without the ferry, A1A ends at Mayport. I dont care what the road signs or the maps say. In 2011, FDOT posted its bridge inspection summary online. The Mayport Ferry is listed as bridge #720933. The report shows a n estimated daily traffic of 5,000, or 1.8 mill ion passengers per year. FDOT funds opera ting costs and maintenance on thousands of bridges including several ferries and drawbridges but not bridge #720933, aka the Mayport Ferry. By the way, riders pay almost $1 million per year or about 60 percent of the annual operating costs. It is time to stop pleading with FDOT to provide a handout for the ferry and demand that the budget include sufficient funding for ferry operations and maintenance. The Mayport Ferry is a valuable transportation asset. We either have a department of transportation or we have a depar tment of nothing. How does FDON sound as the new shorthand moniker for this agency? There was a time when the Nor theast Florida legislative delegation could get a nit like this done in a heartbeat. We are talking about an amount of money that would not amount to ar ounding er r or in DOT s budget. Sadly there doesnt seem to be any legislative juice left in our cor ner of the state, no matter how vital the issue or how paltr y the cost. Tom Wood is Chairman and Co-CEO of Community Newspapers Inc., the company that owns the News-Leader, and is Publisher of the Beaches Leader in Jacksonville Beach. SERVING YOU Nassau County Commissioners: Danny Leeper, District 1 -Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (hcel email: email@example.com Steve Kelley District 2 -Amelia Island, Nassauville, ONeil, 277-3948 (hcell email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pat Edwards, District 3 -Yulee, 335-0260 (cell email: email@example.com Barry Holloway District 4 Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-3230 (hcell firstname.lastname@example.org W alter J. Boatright, District 5 -Callahan, 879-2564 (hcell email: email@example.com C rawford TomWood MY VIEW
C OMMUNITY CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F R IDAY A P RIL 1 1, 2014 / N E WS L E ADER 8 A Respect for others begins with self-respect H onor all men, love the brotherhood, fear God and honor the King. Love for the brotherhood is not possible without f irst having obtained sonship. We are to honor or respect all men. However, love for the brotherhood, Gods other children, is only possible for those who have entered into sonship through His beloved Son, to those who allow God to deal with them as sons. J ust because we have given birth to a baby does not mean that child will allow u s to parent him later. Gods sons and daughters voluntarily receive and accept Gods love, discipline, correction, rebuke and endless mercy. One of the ways God deals with us, His children, is to require us to love one another. This is more serious and d emanding than the respect we must s how to all people because they are cre-a tions of almighty God. When we show respect to all people, we show reverence to God. We do not say all people deserve to be r espected, but the merely the fact that t hey were created by God gives them the right to be respected. Respect for others begins with respect for oneself. If we do not respect ourselves, it will be challenging to respect others. God wants each of us to do both. Learn to distinguish between respect f or all people and love for the brotherh ood. Without Gods grace, we are unable to love the brotherhood. Wheret here is true brotherhood, there is pure sonship. Biblical brotherhood is a coming together around Christ for His purpose and plan. Because of our sonship, let us learn to restore relationships to each other and to Him. The greatest honor we can b ring to our King is to love one another as He has loved us. This is possible only b ecause His spirit in us allows for our differences. That ye are my disciples, if ye love one another Birthday wishes to Jybron Coleman, James Johnson, Joncier Smith, Javarius Johnson, Amos Melton Sr., Korwin Clayton, John Johnson Sr., Charles Ferrell, Alexus Blue, Leon Baker, Nathalie Jackson, Tarris Jones, Rodrick Bacon and S ydney Battle. NOW AND THEN Maybelle Kirkland BIRTHS n J esse and Christina Peck of Fernandina Beach a nnounce the birth of a son, Trevor Avery Peck, born at 8:09 p.m. at Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville. The baby weighed 5 pounds 15 o unces and measured 19 inches in length. He joins a b rother, Cortland Peck, 3. Paternal grandparents are T erry and Barbara Peck of Presque Isle, Wis. Maternal grandparents are Eddie Fuquay of Starke and the late Marian Finley of Jacksonville B each. n M ark and Melissa Marin accio of Los Angeles, Calif., announce the birth of a d aughter, Mary Elizabeth Janice Marinaccio, born at 12:22 a.m. Oct. 8, 2013, at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills. The baby w eighed 8 pounds and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. S he joins a brother, Leo Marinaccio, 2. P aternal grandparents are Len and Janice Marinaccio of Radnor, Pa. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Mary Palmer of Amelia Island. M aternal great-grandmother is Mary Nicole Williams of C arrollton, Ga. CAMPUS NOTES SCHOLARSHIPS n Twelve Shorter University, Rome, Ga., students were recently in-ducted into Shorters chapter of the Alpha Chi national honor society. The students represent t he top 10 percent of juniors and seniors academically across all disciplines. Among them was Lauren Campbell of Fernandina Beach. The students will be invited to the annual induction c eremony to celebrate with fall inductees later this year. R o n A n d e r s o nBUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904Classic Carpets &Interiors, Inc. Abby CarpetBUDDYKELLUMPresident802 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034(904 Fax (904FAMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Bailey Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hwy 1, Callahan, FLSteve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStreet Fernandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d s s H H o o u u s s e e 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 requires courage. Trying to correct an injustice, asking for someonesforgiveness, 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. Take Courage 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 s elected applicant(s a ttend and will graduate from a Nassau County high school a nd will continue their education toward a degree, technic al or workforce certificate program from Florida State College at Jacksonville. Applicants are students demonstrating interest int heir field of study while b eing good and involved citi z ens and who may not otherwise be in position to focus on such a pr o gram without aid. Students must: be a senior graduating fr om a Nassau County high school; U.S. and Nassau County legal resident;h ave an outstanding attend ance record; passing grades i n all courses; GPA 2.50 minim um pr e fer r ed; have docu mented involvement in activi ties outside of school hours; demonstrated good citizen ship; clear juvenile/discipline status; full-time FSCJ enrollment in degr ee or technical c ertificate program. E ach high school will coord inate applicant submissions to the JOY selection commit tee. Student will be responsible for application and admis sion to FSCJ. The grants are to be used for FSCJ tuition and books. Joy T o The C hildren will administer cons ecutive ter m scholarship g rants upon continuing stu dent pr o gress for up to four semesters, as established. 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 C ounty high school seniors. In addition to a college award, the Pirates offer an award for a student entering military service. Submit an essay by April 14 of at least 750 words on the subject of pirates or 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-timer esident of Nassau County The college award is a check for $500 to $1,500 payable to their school upon acceptance, for tuition and/or books. The military service awar dee will r eceive a check for $500 upon completion of basic training. The winner(s the Pirates May 4 at the Shrimp Festival for a for mal announcement, photos and awards. Visit www.Fernan dinaPirates.com. N N C C C C D D C C Applications for the Nassau County Community D evelopment Corporation ( NCCDC) Elmo Myers M emorial Scholarship, W illiam H. Peck Memorial Scholarship and the RychardL ottie-Annie Cook-Scholarship are now available at Fernandina Beach High School. The Cook Scholarship is also available at YuleeH igh School. A pplications for the N CCDC General Scholarship are available at Hilliard, West Nassau and Y u lee High schools. Applications ar e due by April 18. For information contact your guidance office orc all 261-4396 or 261-4113. N N S S F F A A T he Nassau Spor t Fishing Association will awar d the Johnny Thirsk Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior attending a Nassau County high school. A $1,000 scholarship will be awar ded t o an outstanding senior. This i s a renewable, paid for two c onsecutive years for a total of $2,000. Applications must be postmarked by April 20. The cer tificate will be pr e sented at the recipients Senior Awards Program. They and their family will alsob e invited to a Nassau Sport F ishing Association monthly s ocial meeting as guests. For details and applications visit http://nsfafish.net/Default.as px?pageId=1774468. For information contact Shawn Arnold, 2014 NSFA Scholarship Committee, at 556-5531 or ashawnar firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Dave Turner Plumbing is accepting applications for the 2014 Dylan McCormick 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 par ents, Phillip and V alerie McCormick, and extended family to offer this annual $500 scholarship to the col lege of the recipients choice. The scholarship is of fer ed to Y ulee High School seniors currently in music. Applications are available fr om the YHS music depar t ment. For information contact Andrea Turner of DaveT ur ner Plumbing at 277-3942. Applications may be mailed to Dave T ur ner Plumbing, 474390 State Road 200, Fernandina Beach, FL 32041. Deadline is April 30. Agencies team up to build ramp JEFFREY MCDOWELL For the News-Leader A number of local organizations came t ogether recently to build a wheelchair ramp for a local man who was in the hospital having his leg amputated. Mary Demchak of Nassauville greeted nearly two dozen volunteers from Rayonier, Memorial United Methodist Church, Council on Aging of NassauC ounty and neighbors on a cool Saturday morning recently. By early a fternoon, the group had built a wooden wheelchair ramp, which made coming a nd going from the double-wide mobile home much easier. According to Demchak, the ramp is helping her husband, Paul, in unexpected ways. Without it, he was going toh ave to attend rehabilitation, but he was a ble to come straight home fr om the h ospital post-sur g er y. It s beautiful and I really want to t hank Mac Morriss, the folks at Rayonier, Memorial United Methodist Church, Council on Aging and the United Way, she said This build was headed up Morriss, pr oject manager of Builder s Car e of Nassau County This agency has built m or e than a 100 such ramps for people w ithin Nassau County since 2007. F rances Bartelt, volunteer coordinator for the Council on Aging, worked closely with Amy Dyar manager of new business at the United Way, along with Erica La Spada to coordinate the project after contacting Rayonier for some vol unteers to lend a hand. I n its 40th year of serving Nassau C ounty Seniors, the nonpr ofit Council o n Aging delivers services to seniors including Meals on Wheels, COA T ransportation, In-Home Care, and Adult Day Health Care, and operates two senior recreation centers. Jef fr ey McDowell is marketing and communications manager for the Council o n Aging of Nassau County. SUBMITTED PHOTOS Volunteers from the Nassauville neighborhood, Rayonier, Memorial United Methodist Church, Council on Aging and the United Way joined forces to help build a wheelchair ramp for a r esident in need, top. The pr oject took appr oximately six hours on a recent Saturday to complete. Without this ramp, above, the resident would have had to endure extensive rehabilitation befor e r etur ning home after r ecent sur g er y Child sex abuse survivor to visit local youth Lauren Book, child sexual abuse survivor and nationally recognized child protection advocate, will visit local elementar y schools and The Miller Freedom Center Boys and Girls Club today as par t of her fifth annual 1,500mile W alk in My Shoes walk from Key West to Tallahassee. Book will be joined by Tax Collector John Drew, who promotes child safety and Laurens Kids awareness and initiatives year-round. At the Miller Freedom Center 942259 Old Nassauville Road, Lauren will talk about Internet and personal safety and empower youth to seek help if they have been victimized. Statistics show that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be the victim of sexual assault befor e their 18th bir thday Her talk will take place at 4:15 p.m. The walk takes place in March and April, National Child Abuse A war eness and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, over 42 days in honor of the 42 million survivors of child sex abuse in the U.S. and to raise awareness about child sex abuse pr evention, empower survivors and advocate for change in Florida law Book, founder and CEO of Laur ens Kids (www.laurenskids.org) and 2013 LOreal Paris Woman of Worth, endured six years of abuse by her nanny. She launched the Walk in My Shoes campaign in 2010 to raise awareness of sexual abuse and encourage victims to speak about their experiences. Following a kickof f in Tallahassee on March 11, the walk began March 16 in Key West and will end in Tallahassee on April 22 with a rally at the state Capitol. Book s advocacy empower ed Florida lawmakers to this year pass legislation closing loopholes in the justice system, mandating community super vision of sex offenders and increasing mandatory minimum sentences for sexually violent predators and those who offend against people with developmental disabilities. In addition, the legislative package has pr ovisions that eliminate the statute of limitations for cer tain sexual crimes against a child under 16; require college campuses to notify students and staff about sexual offenders nearby; and expand identifying information offenders must provide to law enforcement. Book took a detour fr om her 1,500mile Walk on April 1, the first day of Sexual Assault A wareness Month, to participate in a bill singing with Gov. Rick Scott, writing the above measures into Florida law. Scott praised Book, saying, A few people make ever ything happen. Lauren Book made this happen. Learn about Walk in My Shoes 2014 and r egister to par ticipate or volunteer at laurenskids.org/2014Walk. The Fernandina Beach library will celebrate Passport Day with the Miami Passport Agency and extended hours for passport application processing on April 19 fr om 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. For adults the librar y can process first-time applications and renewals for passports if issued over 15 years ago. For minors under 16 they process first-time and renewals. They pr ocess all applications for those 16 and 17 as well. Has your pass por t been lost or stolen? Did you have a name change? They can do these as well. Dont forget, you can now get a passport card in addition to the book. You will need to bring 1) ID such as your drivers license; 2) evidence of citizenship such as birth certificate. It must be the original or a cer tified copy and 3) two checks for payment. Staff also can take passport photos. Passpor t fees are paid to the U.S. Department of State; the $25 facility fee is for processing the application. All the forms are available at the library. For details visit www.nassaureads .com or visit travel.state.gov Call 277-7365 for appointments or email librar yinfo@nassau countyfl.com. Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library will provide refreshments. Passport Day at library
ISLAND MARKETS CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H OMES 9A F R IDAY A P RIL 11, 2014/News-Leader Traders Hill Farms is the newest vendor to join the A melia Farmers Market at the Spa & Shops at Omni A melia Island Plantation Resort. Traders Hill grows f ruit and vegetables on their own property using an aquaponic technique they are very proud of. This one-of-a-kind system w astes nothing and allows produce to grow healthier, f aster and to be significantly tastier. Their plan is to prov ide for local markets using 100 percent sustainable practices and to use their expertise to help other former chicken farmers in Nassau C ounty. Their facility is located on t heir farm in Hilliard, where they have transformed an o ld Tyson Chicken farm into their new home. The former chicken hoop houses have been modified to host tilapia. Through a gravity-fed syst em, the fish emulsion naturally enriches and fertilizes waterbeds of vegetables and herbs. Traders Hill will have lettuce, tomatoes, celery, c ucumbers, bok choi, pea t endrils, cabbage, okra, s ugar peas, collards, purple top turnips and swiss chard greens. There will be heirloom and conventional varieties as well as basil, green onions, chervil, chives, hyssop and lovage. A lso at the market April 1 2 will be Nassau Countys C oastal Shrimp. Working directly with local boat captains, Coastal Shrimp gets its seafood from the boat the morning of the market. They will have local shrimp, flounder, grouper and a captains surprise fish of the week. A rtisan Black Garlic, one o f the only pr o ducers of b lack garlic in the U.S., will also be at the market Saturday. Black garlic started in Korea, where they perfected the art of fermentation. After the garlic has aged at least 30 days, it pos-s esses a caramelized, savory r ichness. Ar tisan Black G arlic infuses aged balsamic vinegar with black garlic, creating Black Garlic Balsamic Vinegar. Minorcan Datil Pepper has datil-infused mayos, mustards, vinegars and mari-n ades, from extra hot to m ild. Ever y Blooming G ar d ens has a lar ge selec tion of flowering plants and shr ubs ever y Satur day If you dont see what youd like, just ask Robert to order it for you. Simply Savor y Gourmet Dips has over 30 d ifferent flavors, including t he spicy Three Amigos a b lend of jalapenos, habaneros and ghost peppers. Best sellers include Roasted Garlic & Herbs and the new Sea Salt Caramel. Jon of Meteor Street Pr oduce sources his organic produce from small local far ms, including his own garden. Every week he has vine-ripened tomatoes, ginger, garlic, Yukon gold and sweet potatoes, green onions, shallots, dino and red kale, portabella mushr ooms, red beets, spinach, arugula and more, as well as herbs, organic teas and herbal tea blends. Orchid Legends also is at the market every Saturday and can help with questions about gr owing and r epotting orchids. Sign up for the E-Mail Newsletter at www.ameliafarmersmarket.com. The Amelia Farmers Market is open every Saturday, 9 a.m.1 p.m. at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. No pets, please. Call 491-4872 or visit www.ameliafarmersmarket. com. Vietnamese egg rolls, Easter n Eur opean pastries, and Brazilian treats are just some of the ethnic flavors you can savor at the Fernandina Beach Market Place in downtown Fernandina Beach. Rose Didion, fr om An UnBelievable Egg Rolls, has been of fering handmade, V ietnamese egg r olls since 2000. As a child, Rose helped her grandmother make and sell egg rolls to neighbors and friends for extra money. Her grandmothers recipe was something made up as she went along, adding spices and seasonings when needed. Rose watched close ly and learned her trade, knowing ever y ingredient that went into her famous e gg rolls. T hese Vietnamese egg r olls are perfect as appetizers or as an entree. Keep a dozen or so in the freezer to serve company or to bring toa party, youre Chinese takeo ut or with a stir-fry. M ina Banjac is originally f rom Sarajevo, Bosnia, and s he brings authentic M editerranean and Eastern European desserts and pastries to the farmers market such as kiwi strawberry, sour cherry and pineapple, and raspberry chocolate cakes. T r y a sample of her b aklava, Dulce de Leche, a pricot strudel, honey cake, a lmond cookies or other sweets she features each week, all made fr om scratch. Many of her recipes have been passed on to her from family members and she has some notebooks that ar e r eally old. Mina is always a djusting and experimenting w ith her r e cipes. After years of encouragement to sell her pastries, now you can try them for yourself. Rosa Ferreira is from Brazil and Rosa s Brazilian T reats is one of the newest v endors at the Market Place. R osa loves to shar e her her i tage and the wide range of treats she brings to the market, including confections and desserts, and an oh-somoist pumpkin corn cake. Along with her son, Kyle, they recently moved toF ernandina Beach to enjoy a s lower pace and a friendly a tmosphere. The farmers market is located on North Seventh Str eet and open ever y Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. The Market Place will not be open on Saturday, May 3 due to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. Visit FernandinaBeachMarketPla ce.com or call 557-8229. The Fernandina Beach Ar ts Market is now open on the second and four th Saturdays of every month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., adjacent to the farmers market on North Seventh Street, providing a place for nearly 30 vendors to sell their hand crafted items, including fine jewelr y and ar t. Re-cycle, r e-purpose and re-use is a chant heard around the Arts Market with vendors like Fun Gems, which makes unique jewelry from the pull-tabs of aluminum cans. Fer nandina Finds turns discarded window panels into cr eative works of ar t, and Beeing Crafty makes hanging candle-holders from recycled wine bottles. Purses, pillows, plastic bag holders, dog collars and leashes, table r unners and golf seat covers make wonder ful gifts, and ar e beauti fully designed by exhibitors like Jillows, Finishing Touches, Mary Ann BatorGray and Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Accessories. Knitted collars, beach cover -ups and scar ves ar e created by hand by Knit 1 Merle 2 and Sonia C Designs. Local musician Jennifer Burns will provide entertainment for both markets Satur day The Fernandina Beach Arts Market still has space for a few mor e vendors. V isit FernandinaBeachArtsMarke t.com or call 557-8229 for information. Tools for every task at garden show The Amelia Island Garden Show is pleased to announce that Horizons LTD will join the 2014 show, April 19 and 20 in Central Park, as a new vendor specializing in gardening tools for every season and every task. H orizons LTD has been offering top quality home and garden products for over 20 years and focuses marketing their products at home, flower, garden and outdoor recreational shows throughout the world. In their travels, they have gathered what the show believes to b e the highest quality products at the best prices. Horizons LTD will have a large variety of gardening products at the show, from rakes, pruners, loppers, shoes, gloves, hand tools, hats, plant stands, plant markers, knee pads, weed trimmers, garden tools, feeders, augers, gard en seats, and more. Mark your calendar for the third weekend in April when Southeast Tourism Societys Top 20 Event, the Amelia Island Garden Show, celebrates its fifth year at Central Park. For two days, April 19 and 20, Mother Nature shows off her brightest colors in a vast array of botanical wonders from nurseries and growers showcasing a full a ssortment of flowers, plants, trees, native plants, herbs, container gardens, shrubs and more complemented with garden accessories such as pottery, wall and fence dcor, framed outdoor art, furniture and more. For both days, on-site exp erts will answer your questions about gardening challenges and how to green your home, yard and garden. Stop for an up close and personal encounter with the popular raptors presented by ARC, the bird of prey rehabilitation center. This is an exceptional opportunity to become aware o f Floridas unique, native and migratory birds of prey. ARC is dedicated to raptor rehabilitation, education and research, and increasing public awareness of Floridas magnificent raptors and the habitats in which they live. Enjoy gourmet foods and t he Picnic Bench Dining Court, from fresh pastries and a coffee for breakfast to taking a break for lunch. A 2-day pass for both Saturday and Sunday is $5. Admission for Sunday only is $4. Children under 12 are free and please, no pets. For details, v isit www.ameliagarden.com. Call 491-4872 or visit www. ameliafarmersmarket.com to sign up for the email Newsletter for details about the Amelia Island Garden Show. 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 . 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 COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 www.ACRFL.com(904Phil GriffinBrokerphil@acrfl.com(904 Paul Barnes, GRIResidential Sales DirectorCell email@example.com 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 www.acrfl.comwww.ameliaforsale.com Exceeding Expectations P P R R O O P P E E R R T T Y Y P P R R O O P P E E R R T T Y Yo f t h e W e e k Paul Barnes, GRIResidential Sales Director Cell firstname.lastname@example.org 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 www.acrfl.com 33329 SUNNYPARKE CIRCLE 4/2 on Water Large LotMint Condition, Move-in Ready $299,900 MLS#62337 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 SUBMITTED Traders Hill Farms has transformed an old Tyson Chicken farm in Hilliard into their new home. F ormer chicken hoop houses now host tilapia a nd, through a gravity-fed system, the fish emulsion e nriches and fertilizes waterbeds of vegetables a nd herbs, above. SUBMITTED H orizons LTD will join the Amelia Island Garden Show April 19 and 20 in Central Park as a new vendor specializing in gardening tools for every season and every task. HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS W W i i l l d d A A m m e e l l i i a a Wild Amelia is accepting online regist ration for the Nature Photography C lasses and Ecotours of the eighth annua l Wild Amelia Nature Festival, May 1618 at venues on and around Amelia Island. One photo workshop will be a Behind the Scenes Photo Opportunity at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. For descriptions of the classes and locations visit wildamelia.com or callD awna Moore, coordinator, at 556-4880. 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 Inn parking lot near the Greenway entrance. For information and t o confirm participation, contact Jane B ailey at email@example.com or 261-9884. T T u u r r t t l l e e W W a a t t c c h h m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, Inc. will hold its organizational meeting on April 16 at 6 p.m. in the Media Center o f Fernandina Beach High School, 435 C itrona Drive. Anyone interested in volu nteering for the 2014 sea turtle nesting season monitoring program is welcome. For information call 583-1913. Visit www ameliaislandseatur t lewatch.com. N N a a t t i i v v e e p p l l a a n n t t s s Florida Native Plant Society Ixia Chapter will meet April 17, 6:30 p.m., at t he Regency Square Library, 9900 R egency Square Blvd., Jacksonville. The p rogram will be a panel presentation and d iscussion on, Starting a Small Native Production Nursery at Home. The meeting is free and open to the public. Visit http://ixia.fnpschapters.org/ or call (904mation. S S t t o o r r m m w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p L ocal homeowners are being sought t o participate in the BRACE for the S torm workshop April 17 at 7 p.m. During the two-hour Internet-based workshop participants will gain a str o nger understanding of how to under take one or more mitigation projects to strengthen their homes against Floridas next hur ricane or during floods, wildfir es and other disasters. T o register or for information visit w ww.BeReadyFlorida.org.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, APRIL11, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A "Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me.' Then the righteous will answer Him and say, Lord, when did we do all of these things,' and the King answered them saying, When you did this for the lest of these, you did it to me.'" Through the 25th chapter of the book of Matthew, Jesus gives a great model of how we should take care of one another. Glenn and Joy Parrish live out this model every day as it seems each year they have participated in the Family Driven Softball League, they have been helping other families or taking in someone who is in need. Glenn, who is from Jacksonville, met Joy (from Clinton, Ind.) on a blind date in 2003. Before getting married, they were both content to remain single parents. But God intervened. Glenn said, "There is truth to love at first sight." Glenn, who works in Jacksonville for PDM, Inc., and Joy, who is employed by Dr. Edward Tribuzio in Fernandina Beach, have six children between the two of them Amanda, 27; Wade, 26; 20year-old twins Jessica and Angelee; Garrett, 19; and Jordan 18. The twins currently play alongside mom and dad for Springhill Baptist Church although the family attends The Journey Church. Currently they are helping to raise Glenn's four nephews, Brandon, Donovan, Gabe and Marcus, who are all under the age of 14. The Parrish family is an absolute joy to watch play the game of softball. They are constantly poking fun at one another and having fun and even the twins will sometimes call mom and dad out on a bad play. But it is always done with love. Glenn and Joy are great examples, as over the years they have provided a home for numerous children and teenagers. When living in Indiana, Glenn and Joy were coordinators for an outreach called "Christian street invasion." Glenn said, "We opened the doors for kids in the surr ounding six counties and had and opportunity to share God's love with as many as three hundred kids." Each week they would r each these kids through Christian music, face-to-face evangelism and a weekly message. They are currently beginning a project God has laid on their hearts, which once again involves teenagers and young adults. Glenn and Joy remain prepared to go wherever God leads them and this is why the Parrish family is the 2014 "First Family of Softball." In softball action last week, Journey One defeated Yulee Baptist 14-3. Coach Taylor Massey hit three-for-three for T eam One. Celebration defeated MUMC 21-9. Chris Spivey hitP arrish family is FDSLs first family of softball SUBMITTED The Parrish Family, the Family Driven Softball League's "first family of softball." four-for-five with a home run and a double. Journey Three defeated Our Lady of Consolation 1612. Sabrina Campbell hit twofor-three for Team Three. First Baptist Gold beat Y ulee Baptist 13-1. Darius Prentice hit three-for-three with a home run and a triple. Y ulee/Live Oak got its first win of the year behind women's player of the week Sarah Roy as they won the contest 14-4 over The Anchor Church of God. Springhill defeated Fernandina Beach Church of Christ 10-5. Sean Gossett hit two-for-three with two triples. Coach David Keay won men's player of the week honors as he came off the bench to rally his MUMC troops to a victory over Journey One 2322. This was also the FDSL's game of the week. Journey Two got its first win of the year, beating First Baptist Gold 17-12. Mike Mathis and Wes Hinton hit three-for-three. Five Points handed Christwalk its second loss of the season with a 17-7 victory Sean Perkins and Luke Grissett both hit three-forthree. First Baptist Blue defeated Living Waters 17-5 as Phil Hawkins hit four-for-five. For information on the FDSL, contact President John Culbreth at (904) 705-3045. ST UDENTS WIN ON THE COURSE More than 100 players "Energized The Future" of the children of Communities In Schools through their participation in the 2014 golf tournament presented by Florida Public Utilities. The outing was hosted by the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. The winning team, sponsored by Rick Keffer, are students from Fernandina Beach High School and include, above, John Edwards, Hunter W ells, Harrison Wells and Drew Rountree. Second place went to the Florida Public Utilities Team One, right, including Jorge Puentes, Mark Cutshaw, George Speerin and David Richardson. To discover how you can join in energize our youth by surr ounding them with a community of support, visit www.cisnassau.org or call Te r rie DiSalvo, director, Community Connections, 321-2000. SUBMITTED PHOTOSThe Women's Golf Association of The Amelia Island Club held its women's stroke play club championship March 27-28. Eighteen women in three flights competed in the two-day tournament. Elizabeth Hughes captured the overall title of club champion with two rounds of 80 and 83 for a 163 gross total. This was her second consecutive stroke play title at Long Point. Finishing second to Hughes and capturing the championship flight low net title was Claudeen Lindberg with a two-day total of 151. Second place low net in the championship flight was Melonie Murphy with a twoday total of 152. Carol Kimmel won the A division flight with a two-day net total of 154 and Amy Pace captured the second-place low-net honors in the same flight with a total of 155. In the B division flight, Sheila Braddock won with a total low net score of 141 over the two days and Virginia Ardia captured the secondplace low-net honors with a score of 151. In the nine-hole division, Sue Keith won the club championship with a 67 low net score. Dora Yelk finished second.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.Hughes crowned wo mens champ SUBMITTEDElizabeth Hughes, Amelia Island Club women's champion. Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County is offering a basketball camp to be held at the Miller Freedom Club on Old Nassauville Road. Boys and girls in grades 2-9 with a minimum of one season experience playing on an organized basketball team may register at either local club beginning Monday. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon daily under the leadership of Jacob Nantz, basketball coach at Fernandina Beach High School. Registration fee is $40 but r egistration will close after the first 40 players apply. The club will also offer a summer camp for ages 6-18. Arts, sports, technology lab, field trips and special projects will be capped by the annual summer carnival. This camp is offered at the Nassauville location and in Fernandina Beach on Lime Street. V isit either club or call 261-1075 or 491-9102.Si gn-ups starting Monday for Bo ys & Girls basketball camp
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9AFRIDAY, APRIL11, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Baseball April 11at Hiliard6:00 April 14at Atlantic Coast6:30 April 16BATTERYCREEK, S.C.6:00 April 21-24DISTRICT4-4ATBA FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Softball April 14-17District 4-4Aat West Nassau YULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Baseball April 11BALDWIN6:00 April 15SUWANNEE7:00 April 17ST. JOSEPH6:00 April 18FIRSTCOAST6:00 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Softball April 14-18District at West Nassau YULEE HIGH SCHOOL W eightlifting April 12Sectional at Baker County NASSAU COUNTYSCHOOLS Flag Football 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.N N a a s s s s a a u u C C o o u u n n t t y y G G o o v v e e r r n n m m e e n n t t D D a a y yThe Property Appraisers Office, in conjunction with the Tax Collectors Office and other county departments, will host Nassau County Government Day from 3-6 p.m. April 19 at the Y ulee Sports Complex, featuring a charity softball game to help raise awareness and money for some great organizations. This inaugural event will include refreshments sponsored by the Farm Bureau and Coca-Cola, music, bounce house, an Easter egg hunt for kids 2-8 years old and many other exciting activities. The event will be free to attend with small donations suggested. The complex is located at 86142 Goodbread Road, Y ulee. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.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 ebrochure 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 years fan experience will provide a whole new level of service and excitement. V isit www.jaguars.com for information.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 nCash Hayden Price will defend against The Dealer V ernon Black, Rock nRoll 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.B B o o a a t t i i n n g g c c l l i i n n i i c c s sFreedom 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 Guardlicensed 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 registration 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. SPORTS SHORTS SUBMITTED PHOTOSPak's Karate Academy of Fernandina Beach held quarterly Tiger and Tiny Tiger belt promotions Feb. 28 at the facility in Fernand ina Beach. Students were quizzed on their monthly life skills and safety topics as well as their self-defense techniques, and broke a board with a back pivot kick. Tiger s and Tiny Tigers are pictured with Master Bryan Peeples and black belts from the Fernandina Beach school. For Tiny Tigers, left, promoting to white/green tip: Avery Lentz, Geo rg e Taylor, Pierce Alexander, Aubrey Alexander, Nicholas Bazarian, Nicholas Fallon, Landon Zoss, Paul Duffy; promoting to white/blue tip: Logan Morse, Fiona Alfrey, Connor McBeth; promoting to white/red tip: Matthew Crane; promoting to white/orange rip: Ryen Hanson; promoting to white/black tip: Lexi Chester. For Tigers, right, promo ting to white/yellow stripe belt: Dean Rathmann, Cody Mooney, Zoey Mooney, Daniel Kennedy, John Addington, Benjamin Adams, Gabrielle Gillespie, Carra Bean, Lilly Hill iker; promoting to white/green stripe: Morgan Ott, Shayden Zona, Brandon Fallon, Wyatt Blair, Willow McQuarry; promoting to white/blue stripe: Nathaniel Kallstrand, N icholas Martino, Ellie Bruder, Ethan Cacciatore; promoting to white/brown stripe: Jace Lacoss, Miranda Crane, Matthew Suhr; promoting to white/red stripe: Gray Slad ek, Carmen Agricola, Alex Bazarian, Avery Richardson; promoting to white/black stripe: Mackenzie Carlson; promtoing to orange/black stripe: Ashton Eslinger and Nevaeh Al exander.TIGERS AND TINY TIGERS Not long after Scott Colebourne assumed the position of director of tennis at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in 2012, subsequently r unning junior tennis tournaments and giving private lessons, he wanted to do more to make tournament tennis a better entry-level experience for youth and families. Reaching out to the USTA Florida Section office, he began a journey that has taken him into the heart of r estructuring junior tennis in Florida to best serve young players working their way up the competitive ranks. "In 2012 I decided that I wanted to give back to the game and become more involved in the USTA," said Colebourne, the former driver of tennis camps in Vermont that earned consecutive Top 3 Camps in the country status. "I reached out to the USTA and was put in touch with (USTA Florida associate executive director) Andy McFarland, who recruited me to join the 10 and under Tennis Committee. "From that point I jumped right in, assisting with as many events and programs as I could. (USTA Florida director of recreational tennis) Jason Gilbert invited me in late 2013 to join a committee to discuss ways to ensure that our junior players had the best possible first tournament experience, and that they began playing in the correct events for their abilities. This opportunity to assist with positive additions to the USTA's junior tournament program excited me." Those discussions were the beginning of the USTA Florida Earned Advancement Pathway, which addresses beginning juniors entering competitive system in a changing age, but in a tournament system itself that has changed little over the years. "Tennis is facing strong competition for families recreation time, while that recreation time available is also shrinking," he says. "To compete, junior tournament tennis needs to make some changes, and I think that the r ecommendations of our Earned Advancement Committee, along with the Entry Level Tournament Committee, will create positive change for a child's first years of tournament play. Florida has always been one of the strongest areas of the world for junior tennis, and our recommendations won't have any effect on that. They will, however, ensure that our beginner players compete in the appropriate events, and have a great first tournament experience so they'll want to r eturn." Colebourne is certified in adult and junior development with the PTR and junior programming with the USTA. He is a national tester and tournament director and has coached nationally-ranked juniors, sectional-winning USTA adult teams and traveled the country playing and teaching. As a junior he was nationally ranked in the Top 5 in New Zealand. The experience has left him with an affinity for introducing youngsters to the game. "My first role as a coach was in 2001, and fortunately we were using red balls and 21-inch rackets to teach beginner 5-year-olds," says Colebourne of the Youth Tennis kid-sized equipment that has become popular in the U.S. over the last five years. "From that point, I have been an advocate for beginning tennis with this equipment. My personal opinion is that this philosophy makes the game easier for beginner younger players, by making it easier at this crucial age. I believe our junior participation numbers will in-crease dramatically over the long term." USTA Florida named Colebourne the March Volunteer of the Month for his involvement with junior tennis at the USTA Florida Section level, and as a Youth Tennis advocate at the local level in the Amelia Island area. Co lebourne named USTA Florida volunteer of month
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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY A PRIL 11 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B O F F & O N T HE P E TER C OTTONTAIL EGG HUNTSANDMORE E ASTERFUN PAGE 5B S TORY & SONG D on Henry and Jon Vezner have written dozens of songs together even winning a Grammy Award for one but have had separate careers until no w T heir ne w duo, T he Don Juans, backed by cellist Jeff Gilkinson, will perform at the next Evening of Story & Song, the popular concert series presented by First Coast Community B ank and hos t ed by Mark & Donna Paz Kaufman, on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Open seatin g be gins at 6:45 p.m. at Burns Hall, St. Peters Episcopal Parish at Atlantic Avenue and Ninth St. Reservations are suggested: (904) 415-1388 or email@example.com. SWING INTO SPRING The Fernandina Beach High S chool b ands will hold their Swing into Spring fundraiser on April 12 at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the school, 435 Citrona Drive. The Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic B ands will perform. T ickets are $15 per person and include dinner and one entry for a drawing. The grand-prize is a Samsung 43-inch plasma TV. Extra tick ets for the drawing are $5 each. Also enjoy a silent auction. For tickets and information contact Teresa Wilson, BPA vice president, at t firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-3088. Tickets must be purchased in adv ance. T he FBHS BP A is a nonpr ofit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Proceeds will support all FBHS bands. AMELIA ISLAND GARDEN SHO W Mark your calendar for April 19 and 20 when the Amelia Island Garden Show celebrates its fifth year at Central Park. Enjoy botanical wonders from nurseries and growers, complement ed by garden accessories such as pottery, outdoor wall and fence dcor, framed outdoor art, furniture and more. On-site experts will answer your questions, and enjoy a personal encounter with the popular raptors presented by ARC, the bird of prey rehabilitation center. Enjoy gourmet foods and the P ic nic B ench Dinin g Court, from fresh pastries and a coffee for breakfast to a full lunch. A two-day pass is $5. Admission for Sunda y only is $4 Children under 12 are free and please, no pets. Visit www.ameliagarden.com. Call 491-4872 or visit w ww.ameliafarmersmarket.com to sign up for the email newsletter. I S L AND MARYLEE LONG For the News-Leader Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, by Lee Blessing, continues its run on Amelia Community Theatres main stage. Blessing, one of Americas most wellk nown and gifted playwrights, offers a premise t hat no matter what path w e may pursue, we will always encounter a moral challenge, causing us to decide who we are. And who we are will change. In Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, Blessing takes a funny, but serious look at a handful of c haracters caught in the act of finding who they want to be. And it is not a bout country music, or dancing or nice people. E va June is a not-so-young-anymore woman from the upper Midwest. After a chance meeting in a Texas airport with a rough-looking, tough-talking cowboy from Houston,E va June makes a split second decision to leave her husband a profess or of Latvian studies back in M innesota and go to Houston to m ake a new life with Jim Stools, a man about whom she knows precious little, a fact she hopes to change. Jim Stools owns a wide-open biker bar, full of beer-swillin real men who shoot pool and maybe guns and who listen to loud countr y music which p r obably isnt very good and who p r obably ar en t nice people. What is m issing in his life that draws him to a woman he has only just met, and a nor ther n er, at that? And, oh yes; she has a teenage son with an attitude. Eva Junes son Jason wants to get away fr om T exas wher e ever y one talks like Gomer Pyle and wher e he is n ot free to do what he wants. And he s pecifically wants to get away fr om Exploring life on the ACTstage SUBMITTED Pam Helton, minister of music at Amelia Baptist Church, encourages her singers in preparing for the special Lenten musical to be presented at 7 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church on Good Friday, April 18. This is the sixth year that Helton has organized ac ommunity choir to present a Lenten musical as a gift to the community. Good Friday musical a gift to the community T T he community is invited to Amelia Baptist Chur c h on Good Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. for a special Good Friday service. The centerpiece of this year s ser vice is a new Lenten musical called In My Place. This new cantata is a poignant musical journey following Christ to the cr oss. Craig C our t ney s master ful compositions and Pamela Stewarts inspired narrative illustrate the events of Holy Week in a compelling and beautiful way. The music is a distinctive blend of original melodies and cr eative hymn settings. The nar rative by Stewar t focuses on the observations of five first-hand witnesses to Christs final hours: Judas, Peter the thief on the cr oss, the R oman centurion, and a cr owd member who called for Christs death. This special Good Friday ser vice is being presented by 55 talented singers from the community representing several area churches. The choir will be accompanied by an ensembleo f strings, woodwinds, brass and piano comp rising instr umentalists from the Northeast F lorida community, under the direction of Pam Helton. Holy Communion will be of f er e d as the music and nar ration communicate the mean ing of the cross. Ther e is no char ge for this pr e sentation. Childcare (ages newborn through 4 years) is a vailable at no cost with reservations. Call the c hurch at 261-9527 for more information. A melia Baptist Church is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail, which is at the intersection of Buccaneer T r ail, A1A and South Fletcher A venue (at the roundabout). Music, fine art, auctions & more at Big Band Bash G iven a couple who have performed nightly on three different cruise ships through several continents and much of the world since early November, one might assume that Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele would be ready for less work and more relaxation at home. Nevertheless, they feel like theyre just getting warmed up as they head back to the island next week for the third edition of the Amelia Island J azz Festivals Big Band Bash, a dinner/dance set for April 19, 6:30-10 p.m. at the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. The popular benefit gala dinner/dance will present The Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-piece Orchestra, featuring singer extraordinaire Eisele and special guests in a salute to Americas legendary big bands. Since the AI J azz Festival last f all, weve sailed t he seas around Australia/New Zealand, Brazil and now the Far East, the festi-v als Artistic Director and d rummer D eMerle comm ented from their latest port aboard the Regent Seven Seas V oyager in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. Our musicians hip is at its peak, a nd my full big band is ver y excited to get back a nd swing on island time, he added. The band will feature such notables as Jim Malmgren lead tr u mpet, Dr Bill Prince lead alto sax, Al W aters alto sax, Don Zentz lead tenor sax, Clar ence Hines lead tr ombone, Doug Matthews piano, and Eisele on vocals plus 10 other gr eat musi cians. The event will also present exciting live and silent auctions featuring original paintings cr eated b y official 2014 Grammy Award artist Marcus Glenn and original artwork by Tim Yanke, among others fr o m the pr e stigious Park W est Galler y the world s lar g est art dealer and now a major AIJF sponsor. F ILE PHOTO Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele. A CT Continued on 2B BAND Continued on 2B
2B F RIDAY A PRIL 11, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS Presented by Mayo Clinic, the 10th Annual Katie Ride is April 12, benef iting the Katie Caples Foundations organ donor registration and awareness programs. The fully supported cycling event for riders of all levels has 100-, 62-, 36and 18-mile routes with an Off-Road Ride, Family Fun Ride, 7K Walk a nd 7K Fun Run. The nineisland coastal ride begins at the Atlantic Recreation Center and courses through Ft. Clinch, Timucuan Preserve, Ft. Caroline and the Talbot Islands. R egister at www.katierideforlife.org/register/. Fees r ange from $10 to $45. Minimum fundraising commitments apply for most events. Organizers also need volunteers to help the day of the ride. Sign up at www.katieridef orlife.org/take-action/volunteer/ or call 491-0811. Avolunt eer coordinator will call with details. The American Legion A uxiliary will serve pork l oin dinners with two sides, r oll and dessert for an $8 donation on April 12 from 57 p.m. D inners will be served in the meeting hall at 626 S. Third St. and to-go orders are available. The public is invited to join i n the dinner. All proceeds benefit veterans and the comm unity. T he quarterly meeting of the Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society will feature Hope McMath, director of the Cummer Museum, onA pril 14 at 7:30 p.m. a t the A melia Island Museum of H istory, 233 S. Third St. McMath will provide an introduction to T he Cummer with a special focus on Florida historical pieces in the collection. All members and visitors are invited.R efreshments will be served. A dmission is free. F or information visit email@example.com. The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. April 15 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525L ime St. Peter Mullen will present Mitochondrial DNA: T he Arrowhead of Heredity Mitochondrial DNAis maternally inherited and enables male or female genealogical researchers to trace maternal lineage. Y-c hromosonal DNAis paternally inherited and is used to trace male lineage. The program will explain the uses of Mitochondrial DNA. Mullen lives in Callahan and is a professor in the Department of Medical L aboratory Technology at FSCJ, a member of the Speakers Bureau for numer ous organizations and prese nts lectures on the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War. The Property Appraiser and Tax Collector offices and other county departments will host Nassau C ounty Government Day April 19, featuring a charity softball game. Enjoy refreshments sponsored by the Farm Bureau and Coca-Cola, music, bounce house, an Easter egg h unt for ages 2-8 and more starting at 3 p.m. at the Yulee S port Complex, 86142 Goodbread Road. The event is free, with small donations suggested. The egg hunt is at 3:30 p.m. and game time is 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Katie Ride for L ife, United Way and the James Page Scholarship Fund. The Easter egg hunt is coordinated by members of the Nassau County School B oard, with 1,000 eggs with p rizes inside. Bring your own baskets. For information contact Justin Taylor at 491-7304 or firstname.lastname@example.org. T he Amelia Island C ulinary Academy presents d emonstration classes with C hef Bill Thompson. The next class is April 19 from 1 :30-3 p.m. at 232 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, featuring Pasta in Tuscany. Chef Bill will demonstrate t he Italian tradition of making p asta by hand. Sauces will i nclude Mushroom Ragu and Tomato, Zucchini & Pancetta. Fee is $35. For registration and information email email@example.com. The 29th annual Nassau C ounty Volunteer Centers V olunteer A wards luncheon w ill be held April 24 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center from noon until 1:30 pm. A wards will be presented by the city of Fernandina Beach (the Elsie Harper awards for service to youth,s eniors, community enrich m ent and social services), t he Nassau County Commission, the Amelia Island/Nassau County Association of Realtors, the town of Hilliard, the Rayonier Foundation, the Fernandina Optimist Club and the GreaterW est Nassau Chamber of C ommerce. T ickets for a table of eight ($160 ($85$35 and individual tickets ($15 may be purchased by calling the V o lunteer Center at 2612771 or visiting www.volunt eernassau.org. T he Friends of the F ernandina Beach Library present a Love at High Noon luncheon on May 9 at noon at Cafe Karibo fea turing New York Times and USA Today best-selling romance author Brenda Jackson. Tickets are $20 andc an be purchased at the Fernandina Beach Library o n North Fourth Street by May 5. THEATER The Florida Theatre presents the Comedy Brilliance of Paula Poundstone of the NPR News quiz show, Wait Wait Dont Tell Me, on April 12. One of Comedy Centrals Greatest Stand-up Comedians of All Time, this g ifted comic has been making audiences laugh around the world for years. Tickets range from $53 to $25.50. Purchase in person at the Florida Theatre Box Office, 128 East Forsyth St., Jacksonville, at (904 ARTS, or at any Ticketmaster o utlet (www.ticketmaster. com). Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for the comedy The Foreigner from 1-5 p.m. on April 12 at 207 Cedar St. Five men (one can be a teen a nd two women are needed for the cast. The show is directed by Fran Hindsley and p erformances are between J une 12-28. F or more information, visit w ww.ameliacommunity t heatre.org or call 261-6749. Amelia Community Theatre will offer a sevenweek acting course on scene study and monol ogues, on Tuesdays from A pril 15-May 27. T he course is geared for a ll levels. Taught by Sinda N ichols, each session is limited to 10 adults age 18 and over. The afternoon sessions are from 2:30-5 p.m. and evening sessions from 6:30-9 p.m. at 207 Cedar St. Tuition is $70. T o register call the box o ffice at 261-6749 or at the A CTOnline Store, w ww.ameliacommunitytheatre.org. For information contact Nichols at nichols.sinda@ gmail.com. Amelia Musical P layhouse, Amelia Islands n ewest theater at 1955 I sland W a lkway 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. P erformances are Oct. 9, 10, 1 1 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 31 and Nov. 1. Roles are for males and females ranging from 15-60. The production is based on the Broadway version, not the movie. Auditions for lead roles will consist of t wo minutes of one of the foll owing songs: Worst Pies in L ondon, Pretty Women, Green Finch, Kiss Me, The Contest, Epiphany, or Pirellis Magical Elixir and a oneminute monologue of your choice. Chorus auditions entail a one-minute of song of y our choice. Visit Facebook and www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com. To schedule a private audition, email firstname.lastname@example.org before April 13. Fernandina Little Theatre, the U.S. Green Building Council, North Florida Chapter and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation present the Green Carpet film series to examine envi ronmental issues and foster dialogue about sustainabili ty The award-winning documentary films will be shown at FLT, 1014 Beech St., Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., concluding on Earth Day, April 22. Remaining films are: Tapped April 15 looks at the big business of bottled water and how it has bam boozled the public and damaged Earth. Gasland Part II April 22 an in-depth examination of the dangers of fracking, now occurring on a global level in 32 countries. T ickets are $6 per screen ing and available at The UPS Store in the Fernandina Publix shopping center. Aportion of proceeds benefits the U.S. Green Building Council, North Florida Chapter. Visit ameliaflt.org. MUSEUM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information about downtown Fernandina and a good time for all. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the towns most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful tales about the places you visit as well as those you see along your way It s a great way to see Fernandina and learn about its history. T ickets 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@ameliamu seum.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 skillful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday like clockwork and lasts approximately one hour Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peter Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic A ve. Tickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org for more information. 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 are in Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, unless otherwise noted. For information visit jaxsymphony.org, like them at facebook.com/JaxSymphony or follow them on Twitter @jaxsymphony. 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 Dairy Road, holds Bluegrass Jams every second and fourth Monday of the month. Upcoming 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. J J o o h h n n L L e e g g e e n n d d The Florida Theatre, 128 East Forsyth St., downtown Jacksonville, presents John Legend in concert at 8 p.m. April 30. Tickets range from $41 to $71 and are available at the box office, by calling (904TS, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Visit www.florid atheatre.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 and current music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college.I t welcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email email@example.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 Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. T ickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at www.ameliarivercruises.com. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d T he Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre S t., John Springer on the piano ThursdayS aturday 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 infor mation on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. Youn ever know who may show up and join in the f un. D D a a v v i i d d s s David s Restaurant and Lounge, 802 A sh St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e F lorida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:301 0:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new tal ent. Appropriate for the whole family. No cover 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 T urtle, 14 S. Third St., prese nts Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7 -11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end t urntables, talk about the medium and pur chase albums. Disc jockeys JG W o rld and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 3212324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d H ammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerheado n Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday n ight at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmesa 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. J oin the mailing list by emailing email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s S andy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit www.sandybottomsamelia. com. S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e S eabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on S adler 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., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10p .m. Wednesdays. Call 491-8999 or email k email@example.com. Join them on F acebook or visit www thepalacesaloon.com. S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macys in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 610 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7p .m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit www slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and T w itter 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 deckW ednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith F ridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers Saturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-5711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join them on Facebook or visit www .thesurfonline.com. Submit items and updates for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at email@example.com. MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-by-3 box contain the numbers 1 thr ough 9 S olution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. Wednesday, April 9 Solution O UTAND A BOUT The gallerys director, Morris Shapiro, will be on hand to present the paintings and act as auctioneer I am so excited to be a part of the festivals efforts this y ear. The work Les and Bonnie are doing in bringing music and culture to young people in the ar ea is critical in moving the arts forward into future generations, Shapir o said. Park W est Gallery and myself ar e honored to be a part of this ef fort. And the winning bidders for these treasures will not only be helping a great cause, but will also be going home with some of the coolest art Ive ever had the pleasure of auctioning! The Big Band Bash schedule will kick off with a meet and greet the orchestra including complimentar y champagne at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and music will begin at 7 p.m., the live auction at 8 p.m. and the silent auction from entrance time to 9:30 p.m. The orchestra continues to 10 p.m. Tickets for the Big Band Bash are $75 per person. Pr oceeds will benefit the Amelia I sland Jazz Festival Scholarship Program. R equested dr ess is semi-formal/casually elegant. For online ticket purchases and information, visit www .ameliaislandjazz festival.com. Also purchase tickets at the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road, in the Island Shopping Center, or at the AIFBY Chamber Of Commerce, Gateway to Amelia, A1A and Amelia Parkway Contact the festival at 504-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A not-for-profit 501(c3 Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival dis tributes proceeds toward a scholarship program to fund college educations for aspiring jazz musicians. BAND Continued from 1B Jim Stools, but not before he succeeds in annoying him to the point of violence. Unlike his mother, Jason is not enamored with either Jim Stools or the life of a barkeep, both of which require long hours of hard work and an open mind. What he does like, however is the nickname that Jim has given him. Maybe he feels that he belongs when Jim calls him JayBob. The other two characters in the play are Roy Manuel, an honest-to-goodness bar fly who fills in as Jim s confidant and assistant, and Catherine, Eva Junes niece. Roy is on extended sick leave on account of being deprived of oxygen while working at his underground utility service job. Being in the trenches, as he calls it, may have colored his view of the world, causing him to give unwa vering support and advice to Jim Stools. And maybe it also caused him to fall instantly in love with Eva June s niece. Catherine, almost a nun, is visiting her Aunt Eva June in an effort to reflect on some life choices she has made and to sort out some troubling habits she has recently acquired. Habits that are unbecoming to nice people in general, but to nuns in particular. She is sear ching for a quiet place to think. What she doesnt need is a new way of life, in a new par t of the world with unexpected attention fr om an oxygen-deprived total stranger. Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music continues tonight, April 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on April 13 at 2 p.m. For tickets or reservations, call the theater at 261-6749 or go to www.AmeliaCommunityTheatre.org. ACT Continued from 1B
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY A P RIL 11, 2014/News-Leader Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm S aturday 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. 6pm 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 Sunday Evening 6:00 pm W ednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTV isitors 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. 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When I saw it comi ng, I knew all eyes were on me. Ive never seen a softball h it so hard. Had it been in the air, it easily would have gone over the fence. Seeing it on the ground, and knowing I was right in its path, had my middle age body on full alert. This year, the church I p astor joined the Family Driven Softball League. T hough weve not won much, weve had a great time being together as a congregation. That, coupled with a chance to fellowship with other churches, is why I signed up. On the day when the torpedol ike softball came scorching across the earth right at me, m y reason for being there seemed unclear. As the ball whistled between my legs, just under my glove, my heart sank. So did my teams. A part from a few internal c onversations about why I hadnt put my glove lower, all I could hear was the voice of my coach. When the ball is c oming fast on the ground, go t o your knee. His words ran i n a loop over and over in my h ead as I chased after the ball. Later it dawned on me. K nowing when to go to your knee is a really important thing. Spiritually speaking, its a lesson I had to learn in much the same way. O ver the years, I cant b egin to tell you how many t imes Ive missed the ball because of not going to my knee in prayer It s been espe cially tr ue when life has come at me fast and hard. For some reason, in those moments, finding time to stop and bowt he knee seems illogical. T her e are other more practic al ways to fix the problem or so it seems. In the case of me with the softball, I thoughtI could handle things while staying on my feet. Boy was I wrong. The bottom line is this: In times of pressure, our postur e matters. F or me, one thing is clear. T hough we often dont understand the p ower of our prayers, the d evil does. Acts chapter 16:16-17 is a great example. As we were going to the place o f prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortunetelling. She followed Paul and u s, crying out, These men are servants of the Most High G od, who proclaim to you the way of salvation. I dont know if you caught it, but in the verse just mentioned, the apostles were on t heir way to prayer when an e vil spirit tried to stop them. Notice the spirits strategy. It actually promoted them as great men of God who were c arrying a message of salvat ion. I find that fascinating. In e ssence, the evil spirit was a ppealing to their pride in order to get them to hold a m eeting in their own strength and without having spent time on their knees in prayer. The devil knows such prayer-less gatherings are void of thep ower and presence of God. S aid another way, what evil s pirits fear most is not our good deeds, but our good deeds that flow out of our per sonal r elationship and dependence on God. Its those deeds that have the power to make a differencef or time and eternity. T hough having a softball g o screaming under my glove was quite embarrassing, Im grateful for the r e minder I got fr om my coach that day both the one her e on Ear th as well as the one in heaven. Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living W aters W orld O utreach Center. email@example.com RELIGION NO TE S 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 ser v ice with fr ee br e akfast of fers food for the body and the soul at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at The Bar n in Y ulee, 850918 US 17, one block nor th of A1A at the cor ner of Pages Dairy Road. Call 477-7268. 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 seventh year anniversary Doing the Most Good serving its neighbors right here in Nassau County. An open house celebration will take place on April 12 fr om 2-4 p.m. The staff would love to see you o r meet you for the first time. Come t o 410 S. Ninth St., at the corner of Ninth and Date streets in Fer n andina. P P a a s s s s o o v v e e r r S S e e d d e e r r The Jewish Community of Amelia Island will hold a Passover Seder on April 14. For information as to cost and venue, contact Deborah Price at 310-6060 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. H H o o p p e e H H o o u u s s e e The Salvation Army Hope House will celebrate Passover & EasterA pril 15 at noon. Join them as they honor God and testify to His unsurpassed power and mercy throughout the ages. Hope House is located at 410 S. Ninth St. Call 321-0435. D D e e n n t t a a l l h h e e l l p p The Northeast Florida Baptist A ssociation will bring the Mobile D ental Unit to the Yulee office, 8 51035 US 17, for one week of fr ee dental care for those without insurance. Medical, financial scr eening and appointments for clients will be h eld April 15 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. o n a first-come, first-served basis. Patients must be 18 or older and must show up in person. Ser v ices include fillings and extractions only C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n l l u u n n c c h h g g r r o o u u p p The Community Network Lunch Group is open to anyone that would like to promote their business or organization. It meets Wednesdays fr om 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. April 16-May 7 it will meet at the Chamber of Commer ce on Amelia Island. The group has been a venue for h iring, finding volunteers and e mployment. There is no cost. Just show up, bring business cards and marketing material for handouts and your lunch. Ther e is time for everyone to present their company or organization and there is a short video each week from the Genesis: The Business Workshop regarding keeping integrity and faith in the workplace. For information contact Kar enW erling@Bellsouth.net. P ULPIT NOTES P astor R ob Goyette HOLY WEEK & EASTER H H o o l l y y T T r r i i n n i i t t y y Holy Trinity Anglican C hurch will observe Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday Masses on April 13 at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The daily Masses of Holy Week will be said at 12:15 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, the Maundy T hursday Mass will be celebrated, along with foot-washing and establishing an Altar of Repose, followed by a prayer vigil. On Friday, the prayer vigil continues followed by the Stations of the Cross liturgy at 6 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 20, the f irst Mass of Easter will be at 8 a.m. with a blessing of the red Easter eggs, followed with a celebration Mass at 10:30 a.m. beginning with the childrens Easter pageant and baptism. Holy Trinity Anglican Church is located at 1830 L ake Park Dr, in Amelia Park, right across the street from the YMCA. The public is w armly invited to participate. 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 F irst Presbyterians Easter e vents include: Palm Sunday, April 13, worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and an ecumenical gathering at the courthouse on Centre Street at 10:40 a.m., ending with a processional to each church. Easter S unday, April 20, break the f ast at the annual Pancake B reakfast in Jim Thomas Hall following the Sunrise Service at Ft. Clinch. Celebrate the resurrection in worship at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Nursery available. Sunday School for all ages at 9:50 a.m. 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 P rince of Peace Lutheran Chur c h, 2600 Atlantic A v e., of fers several Easter worship opportunities: April 13 at 9 a.m. 11 a.m. is Palm Sunday worship with Holy Communion, featuring thec hoir cantata at the 9 a.m. s ervice only. April 17 at 7 p .m. is the Maundy Thursday ser v ice featuring Into Your Hands (an enactment of the Last Supper) with foot washing and Holy Communion. April 18 at 7 p.m. is the Good F riday Tenebrae service. April 20 at 6:50 a.m. is Easter S unday, celebrated with a Sunrise worship beginning outside (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. w ill conclude with Easter worship with Holy C ommunion. 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, 8 6003 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 The Passion of Christ will be presented during both morning services on Palm Sunday, April 13, at Amelia P lantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road. This year the p assion 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 congregationw ill participate as the C r owd. C all 277-4414, find them on facebook.com/Amelia. Plantation.Chapel or visit www.ameliachapel.com. All are welcome. M M a a u u n n d d y y T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y F irst Presbyterian Church a nd Memorial United Methodist Chur c h will present a joint worship experience on Maundy Thursday April 17, in Maxwell Hall at MUMC. After a short communion service beginning at 7 p.m.,c elebrated actor Brad Sherrill w ill shar e his dramatic per formance of Exodus. Based on the Old Testament story of Moses and Israels epic journey, Exodus includes an original 2013 visual presentat ion from Egypt, Sinai, Jordan and Israel created by his coll aborator Mark Hickman. Sherrill is an off-Broadway actor and member of the Georgia Shakespeare Theater Company in Atlanta who devotes eight months of the year to touring h is faith-based theater work. Nursery available for infant p re-K at both churches. Call 261-5769. S S t t a a t t i i o o n n s s o o f f t t h h e e C C r r o o s s s s Memorial United Methodist Church is offering a unique Holy Week experie nce. All are welcome to Pray with Your Feet and w alk the self-guided Stations of the Cross in Memorials Sanctuary. The Stations of the Cross will be open April 17-19 from 11 a.m.6 p.m. daily. Children may experience the stations w ith parents. Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 601 Centre St., downtown Fernandina Beach. Call 261-5769. S S u u n n r r i i s s e e c c e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i o o n n F irst Baptist Churchs will hold its annual Easter Sunrise Celebration at Peters Point, 1974 S. Fletcher Ave., on April 20 at 6:45 a.m. Life Gr oups will begin at 9 a.m. followed by Easter worships ervice at 10:15 a.m. at First B aptist Chur ch, 1600 S. E ighth St. Visitors welcome and always made to feel like family Join First Baptist in a renewed celebration of Christs love. Visit 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 T he community is invited to a sunrise ser v ice on Easter morning, April 20, at Gof finsville Park of f Old Nassauville Road, at 6:45 a.m., presented by Legacy Baptist Church. Pastor Jeff Whitaker invites everyone toa ttend. Please bring a chair. D onuts will be ser v ed at Legacy Baptist, 941328 Old Nassauville Road, following the service at 8:30 a.m. Call (904 F F o o r r t t C C l l i i n n c c h h s s e e r r v v i i c c e e All are welcome to the a nnual Easter Sunrise Service at Ft. Clinch, April 20 at 6:45 a.m. The Rev. Anthony Daniels, pastor of the Macedonia AME Church, will preach. 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 Worship Service on April 20 at 7 a.m. at Burney Park in American B each as they give honor to God for how great he has b een in their lives. Immediately after, breakfast will be served at the churchs Gabriel Means Fellowship Hall. 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 Amelia Plantation Chapel will hold services at 7 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Easter Sunday. A sunrise service will be held pools ide at 7 a.m. at the Omni Resort Hotel. A shuttle servi ce will run from the chapel parking lot to the hotel beginning at 6 a.m. Worship services will be held at the chapel at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The Chancel Choir and Brass Ensemble w ill offer special music. A n urser y will be available duri ng both services with the youth Sunday Class during the 11:15 a.m. ser vice. An Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. on the grounds. Easter buckets willb e on hand for those who forg et to bring a basket. Bring f lowers or gr e ener y to weave onto the wooden cr o ss in front of the chapel. Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36 Bowman Road, just outside of the main security gate of the Omni Resort. Call 277-4414, findt hem on facebook.com/ A melia.Plantation.Chapel or visit www.ameliachapel.com. All are welcome.
A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY A P RIL 11, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK C LASS NOTES 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 s chool, Midtown Primary, located at 463159 SR 200, corner of A1A and US 17 in Yulee, for k indergarten through third grade. School opens Aug. 6 with small classes and certified teachers. To learn more call 206-4170 or visit www.earlyimpressionsfl.com. 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 Take Stock in Children graduation c elebration will be held on April 22 in the Yulee High School auditorium, 85375 Miner R oad. Seniors and incoming students arrive at 6 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 7 p.m. For information contact Sharon Collins, executive director, at 548-4464. B B o o o o k k s s a a l l e e The Nassau County Home Educators n inth annual Book Sale will be held on April 25 at Springhill Baptist Church at 941017 Old N assauville Road. The sale will be open to the community on Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be curriculum, manipulatives, games, movies and books for all ages. 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 Youth C enter, will offer weekly summer programs for ages 3 and up, including Art Camps, Dance, Cheer, Jazz and Hip Hop Camps. They will host a Karate Showcase on April 26 a t 10 a.m. at the Peck Center in Fernandina Beach and a dance recital May 24 at 6 p.m. at F ernandina Beach Middle School. Everyone is welcome. Visit www.earlyimpressionsfl. c om, call or come by for more details. Locations are 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (corner of A1A and Blackrock Road), 310-9730 and 432-7146, and 463159 SR 200, (corner of A1A and US 17), 206-4170. Space is limited. S S o o u u t t h h s s i i d d e e o o r r i i e e n n t t a a t t i i o o n n I ts the Southside Elementary annual orientation for parents and students enrolling in k indergarten for the 2014-15 school year. The orientation meeting is April 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Classroom visitations will follow. Your child must be five on or before Sept. 1, 2014 to enroll in kindergarten. Documents to bring for enrollment include: Original or certified copy of the childs birthc ertificate; up to date immunization record; p hysical examination record; Social Security c ar d ; and pr oof of addr ess, utility bill or other mail with address. Registration begins April 28 for the new school year; par ents, please r e gister as soon as possible. Call 491-7941 for information. A A g g E E x x t t r r a a v v a a g g a a n n z z a a A ll third grade youth are invited to the a nnual Agriculture Extravaganza May 8-9 f r o m 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Nor theast F lorida Fairgrounds in Callahan. This field trip opportunity teaches youth about agricult ure through hands-on experiences. From chickens to peanuts, they will sample food, play games and engage in hands-on learning. Register your child or learn more by calling the Nassau County Extension Service at ( 904) 879-1019. The fee is $7. M M u u s s e e u u m m c c a a m m p p The Amelia Island Museum of History s ummer camp program for children ages 7-10 is June 9-20 at the museum. Campers will transform themselves into Timucuan Indian children, live in a council house and participate in clan activities like bow hunting, fishing, pottery and clothes making, sand casting and bird watching. Every day will be packedw ith activities that simulate the daily life and recreation of a Timucuan child on Wild N apoyca (an old name for Amelia Island information call Liz at at 261-7378, ext. 100. B B & & G G c c a a m m p p Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County invite all youngsters, ages 6-18, to sign up for the 2014 Summer Camp program. It includes arts, sports, technology lab, field trips, special projects, and is capped by the annual S ummer Carnival. Summer Camp is held at both the Miller Freedom Center on Old Nassauville Road and the Roberts Learning & Achievement Center on Lime Street in F ernandina between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday t hrough Friday, June 9 to July 25. Sign up at the club or call 261-1075 for the Miller Club, 491-9102 for the Rober t s Club. S S u u m m m m e e r r c c a a m m p p Fernandina Beach Christian Academy will offer exciting and cost effective camps for c hildren starting in May. Among the offeri ngs will be Camp Cupcake, Pirates and P rincess, Science Explores, Photography Camp, Legos and Lego Robotics. Parents should contact Shannon Hogue at Fer n andina Beach Christian Academy for information and registration forms at 491-5664. T T h h e e a a t t e e r r c c a a m m p p A melia Community Theatre is registering c ampers for its two-week Br oadway musical t heater camp July 14-18 and July 21-26. Tuition is $120 for ages 8-12 who attend from 9 a.m.-noon, and $150 for ages 13-17 who attend fr om 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Once On this Island, Jr., this summers production, is based on Hans Christian Andersens tale of The Little Mermaid. Kristin Sakamoto, whod irected last summers Honk, Jr., returns as c amp dir ector. Register online at ameliacomm unitytheatre.org or through the box office at 207 Cedar St. Box office hours are 11 a.m.1 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Satur d ays. Call 261-6749 for infor mation or to check camp availability. SUBMITTED S S e e a a W W o o r r l l d d t t r r i i p p Thursday, March 13, the gifted classes of Bryceville Elementary, Callahan Elementary, Callahan Intermediate and Hilliard Elementary traveled with their teacher, Tracy Cruce, to Orlando. The classes spent the day at Sea World as part of their study of the ocean. S S p p e e c c i i a a l l d d a a y y M arch 21 was World Down Syndrome Day and the E arly Impressions center at 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 in Yulee celebrated in a special way, above and left. Each year from the inception of Early Impressions, since 2007, I have had at l east one child with a disability, said Karen Boney i n an email. This year we have a little girl name Lillian Brown with Down Syndrome. With World D own Syndrome Day on F riday, March 21, and L illian now in kindergarten, The Vibe, my afterschool pr o gram, got together and put on a party for Lillian to celebrate this day We all wore the world c olors of blue and yellow, w e had party games and b lue and yellow cake and t ook time to make her feel extra special just as she is. She is a ver y bright loving child and all the children love to play with her SUBMITTED PHOTOS SUBMITTED O O n n y y o o u u r r m m a a r r k k , g g e e t t s s e e t t , g g o o ! Callahan Elementar y Run/Walk Club students took part in the Gate Junior River Run in Jacksonville March 15. PE teacher Alma Bailey took 28 students to the one-mile race. They trained every Wednesday after school. Bailey is very involved in promoting a healthy lifestyle for CES students. Run/Walk Club is just one of many ways kids are lear ning to be active and stay fit. Doug Alfr ed, race dir ector and owner of 1st Place Sports, donated leftover race T-shirts to CES for a mock river run at the school for students who could not attend the of ficial race. Bailey is excited about the upcoming event! Thank you 1st Place Spor ts, Jacksonville.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK E ASTER FUN Children of all ages can enjoy the antics of Peter Cottontail and other storyb ook characters on an Easter season train excursion April 1 2 and 19 at Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga. 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 stat ion. Tickets are $17 adults and $11 children 12 and u nder plus a $3 processing fee. Children two and under ride free. Purchase tickets at www.stmarysrailroad.com or (912e available for groups of 10 or at (912 Enjoy the grand re-openi ng of Orange Hall in St. Marys, Ga., on April 12 from 1-4 p.m. with an Easter Egg hunt, Easter bonnet contest and a chance to win a reproduction of the Faberge Orange Tree Egg while experiencing the restored beauty and history of the antebellum m ansion. Orange Hall supporters will host a city spring potluck picnic, providing hotdogs. Bring a covered dish to share. Orange Hall is located a t 311 Osborne St. in downt own St. Marys, Ga. A 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 S ixth Street downtown will be c losed to traffic and filled w ith food, fun, inflatables and egg hunts. A total of 6,000 filled Easter eggs will be offered for gathering by children in age groups, as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny The event is fr ee. T he United Methodist W o men 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 youh ave any questions contact A nn Barber at 225-3146. Yulee U nited Methodist Chur c h is located at 86003 Christian W ay in Yulee. Contact the church at 225-5381. Fernandina First Baptist Chur ch invites you to come to the EGG-Stravaganza E aster Egg Hunt, April 19 at 1 0 a.m. at Main Beach. Mor e than 5,000 eggs will be wait ing to be found on four consecutive hunts for kids ages 0-2 years, 3-4 years, kindergarten-second grade and thir d-fifth grades. There will be food, prizes and R esurrection Eggs. Its fun f or the whole family. Get details at www.FBFirst.com. Y ou are invited to the second annual Easter egg hunt at Legacy Baptist Chur ch on April 19 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for childr en ages 1-10. T he event will featur e a hot dog lunch following the egg hunt. For information call 753-0731. The church is located in the former volu nteer fire station, 941328 Old N assauville Road. The Kiwanis Club of St. Marys will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 19 from 9-11 a.m. at the Howard Gilman Memorial W aterfront Park in downtown St. Marys, Ga. The hunt is for a ges 12 and under. Those wishing to participate must arrive at 9 a.m. Games and activities will follow the hunt. For information contact St. Marys Kiwanis at email@example.com. Cottontail Tea Party p resents the Easter Bunny and Mad Hatter as they entertain you with stories, afternoon tea, petite sandwiches and sweets including strawberry lemon scones, vanilla crme brulee, orange cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter mousse and a souvenir photo o n 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 u p and $10 children ages 3-5, i nclusive of service charge. A dvance reservations required. Call 277-1087 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ ameliaisland. Crooked River State Park in St. Marys., Ga., will host an E aster Egg Hunt for ages 5 a nd under on April 18 at 8 p .m., followed by a flashlight family egg hunt at 8:30 p.m. The parks nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh. A nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native toc oastal Geor gia. The park a lso will feature an Easter b asket craft April 18. For infor m ation on these events, camping or cabin rentals, call (912 www.georgiastateparks.org/ crookedriver. An Easter Garden Brunch w ith chilled Mayport shrimp, prime rib, eggs Benedict sta-t ion, local fish, grilled jumbo shrimp, roasted leg of lamb and dessert station will be held April 20 at The RitzCarlton, Amelia Island. Celebrate with a Champagne toast and live music. Children w ill enjoy cookie decorating and holiday-inspired games.S eatings are at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Price is $95 per person and $25 children ages 512. Call 277-1087 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland. P rince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave.,F ernandina Beach will host a breakfast and a childrens Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 20, at 8:30 a.m. Call 261-6306 or find them onF acebook. Amelia Plantation Chapel will hold an Easter Egg Hunt in between its morning worship services on Easter Sunday, April 20. The Easter E gg Hunt will begin at 10:30 a .m. on the gr ounds of the c hapel. Special Easter Buckets will be on hand for those who forget to bring a basket. Bring flowers or greenery to weave onto the wooden cross that will be placed in front of the chapela t 36 Bowman Road, just out s ide the main security gate of t he Omni Resort. Call 2774414, find them on facebook.com/Amelia.Plantat ion.Chapel or visit www.ameliachapel.com. B B l l u u e e D D o o o o r r A A r r t t i i s s t t s s T he Blue Door Artists, 205 1/2 Centre St., downtown Fernandina B each, are pleased to highlight the works of Georganna, a longtime resident and artist of Fernandina Beach, during the April 12 Second Saturday Artwalk. On display will b e an exhibition of her landscapes and still lifes, bottom right, many of w hich are inspired by the Amelia Island scenery and reflect the beaut y in nature through Georgannas use of spontaneous and colorful brushwork. Her studio, as well as those of the other eight artists at the top of the stairs, will be open f or touring and for visiting from 5 until 8 p.m. G G a a l l l l e e r r y y C C C arol Winner, artist and owner of Gallery C, will host a reception of new paintings, includingBeach Umbrellas, top right,April 12 from 5-9 p.m. as part of the Second S aturday Artwalk. Winner also has her new jewelry, handbags, mixed media and more on view. Gallery C is located at 218-B Ash St. and is open every day from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 5834 676. I I s s l l a a n n d d A A r r t t A A s s s s o o c c i i a a t t i i o o n n The Island Art Association announces the opening reception for the latest Nouveau Art Show on April 12 from 5-7 p.m. (the gallerys tays open until 8 p.m.) at the gallery on 18 N. Second St., downt own Fernandina Beach. The theme of the show is Glorious O utdoors. The judge is Lily Kuonen, assis tant professor of Foundations & Drawing at Jacksonville University. Winners will be announced at the reception. This show will be on view until t he end of May. Second Saturday Artwalk A A r r t t s s f f a a i i r r The United Methodist Women will host their annual fr ee Ar ts and Crafts Fair April 12 at Memorial United Methodist Church from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Maxwell Hall. Shop local artists and crafters, buy fresh baked goods and bid on silent auc tion items. Memorial United Methodist Church is located on Centr e Str eet between Sixth and Seventh streets. Call 261-5769. A A r r t t i i s s t t s s B B o o o o k k s s A Longstitch Artist Sketchbooks with Painted Covers workshop will be held on April 12 at the Island Arts Education Center 18 N. Second St., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Make a multi-signature journal with your own painting on the cover: and something new: a recycled box cover as well. The binding is exposed stitch binding, also known as longstitch, with its decorative patter n on the spine: the variations ar e endless. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 556-2517. ART WORKS F RIDAY A PRIL 11, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader 5B
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ANF LIBRARY ASSISTANT II Nassau County has an opening for a part-time Library Assistant II in theL ibrary Department at $11.34 hourly. Requires high school diploma or GED and one to two years of general library, customer service and/or officee xperience. Must possess valid drivers l icense. Applications will be accepted thru April 21, 2014 and can be obtained in the Human Resources Department located at 96135 NassauP lace, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904904 5797. www .nassaucount yfl.com EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace. D RIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700/wk. No experience needed. LocalC DL training. Job ready in 15 days. 1888-368-1964. ANF N OW HIRING ELECTRICIANS & AN HVAC TECH Experienced only apply. Drivers license is a must. Apply inp erson, 717 S 8th St., Mon-Fri, 8-5. 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No phone calls please. Applications & resumes accepted, 2301 Sadler Road. EEOC ARTISTIC FLORIST is now interviewing for Part-Time Delivery Drivers and Set Ups Crew. Weekdays and W eekend late night schedule available. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Must ha ve a clean driving record and valid driver's license. Strong Organizational skills are needed. Please apply in person ready to be interviewed. Do not call to pre-interview. 1430 Park A venue, Fernandina Beach 201 Help Wanted LOOKING FOR BOH AND FOH Winning attitude and responsible p eople.Email only: fourseasonsbistro1@y ahoo .com LANDSCAPE INSTALLER NEEDED Must be a motivated person with 1 y ear experience or more with Landscape Installation. Must have a valid Florida Drivers License. Please call James (904 NOW HIRING LANDSCAPING C REW SUPERVISOR M ust be experienced with commercial accounts and operating all equipment. Irrigation experience preferred. Must have valid drivers license, reliable t ransportation, and drug free. Send r esume to: email@example.com or call (904 BAIL BOND REFERRAL AGENT Part t ime. Must have some exp. referring customers to local offices on a commission basis and meet certain r equirements. 261-5719 8 STYLISTS NEEDEDat Great Clips S alon Pay hourly plus. Call ( 904)514-1796 or email bonniesha w 77 @gmail.com for further info. DENTAL HYGIENIST A friendly local f amily dental practice is looking for an energetic part-time dental hygienist. Florida RDH required. Send resume to: a firstname.lastname@example.org o r Amelia Gentle Dentistry 1699 S. 14th St. #21, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 YOGA TEACHER WANTED Amelia Island Yoga Studio. Please call (904 335-0539. DENTAL HYGIENIST NEEDED for Fernandina Beach general practice. Experience preferred. Digital X R a ys, D entrix. Benefits, V acation and 401k. Great office. Please email resume to: email@example.com or fax to (904 261-8181 LINE COOK Parkway Grille. 8am4pm, full time. $8.50 per hour (904 583-7438 THE SURF RESTAURANT i s now hiring for all positions including f ront of the house management & k itchen management. Accepting applications Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. 3199 S Fletcher A v e. ADVANCE REHAB in Fernandina Beach is looking for a part-time Ph ysical Ther a p y Aide. Applicants s hould possess the following attributes/skills: Enthusiastic, organize d, customer service oriented, & have the abilit y to multi-task. 25-30 h rs/week with no weekends. Please fax resume to 261-5852 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org 2 01 Help Wanted 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 Friday. Experience preferred. Please apply in person at 1417 Avery Road, Fernandina Beach. D RIVERS: $ 5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 S EEKING PART-TIME OFFICE MANAGER for a family operated Construction Company. Applicants must be self-motivated, proficient in Quick books, detail oriented, & posess good communication skills. E mail resume & a little bit about yourself to email@example.com KENNEL HELP NEEDED Dog boarding facility looking for part-time h elp 3-4 days, Saturday or Sunday included. Cleaning/feeding/walking. If interested email pcc@petcarecenter .us LAWN MAINTENANCE PERSONS NEEDED T w o years experience n ecessary. Non-smoking environment. ( 904)753-7652 REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturdaysm andatory. (904 EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVE RSe arn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most week e nds. (843 / www .bulldoghiw a y .com EOE. ANF HAMPTON INN at the Beach accepting applications for room attendants. Apply online atw ww.imichotels.com. NOW HIRING Multiple Positions in Bakery Apply 2-4pm, Great Harvest Bread Company, 14th Street & Sadler R oad. No phone calls please. A MELIA INTERNAL MEDICINE is interviewing for two positions. (1 time front desk office file clerk, (2 P art -time experienced billing/coding specialist. Candidates should fax resume to (904 AVERITT EXPRESS has new dedicated CDL-A driver opportunities w/exc benefits & regular hometime. (855verittCareers.com. Equal Opportunity Employer females, minorities, protected veterans & individuals w/disabilities are encourage to apply ANF A/C INSTALLER Clean driving record, basic tools. Drug Free.D ependable. Email resume to P.O. Box 17171, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or call (904 2 01 Help Wanted NOW HIRING PART-TIME COOK for Main Beach Putt-Putt. Send resume to Puttputtflorida@gmail.com SANDER NEEDED for custom cabinet shop. FT w/benefits. Must be dependable, hard working and have reliable transportation. High school diploma or GED required. Current valid driver's lic. Drug Free workplace. Pay b ased on exp. Apply in person only. M ooney's Custom Woodworks, 1854 S. 8 th Street. 204 Work Wanted SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN S mall jobs welcomed. (904 2 07 Business Opportunities NASSAU COUNTY LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE Call (904 EDUCATION 301 Schools & Instruction N URSING CAREERS Begin Here Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for qualified students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando (888 3219. ANF AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation MaintenanceT echnician training. Housing & financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call A viation Institute of Maintenance (877 9260, www .FixJets.com ANF F ARMS & ANIMALS 5 02 Livestock & Supplies AMELIA ISLAND BEESFor Sale Nuc Box of Bees $150. Call (904 5977. Fla Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services appro ved. Certificate number issued. MERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales BOY SCOUT TROOP 701 FUNDRAISER M UL TI F AMIL Y GARAGE SALE 2705 D olorean St. Sat. 4/12, 7am-2pm. Money raised helps send the boys to summer camp. HUGE! GARAGE SALE Household & decor, silk floral supplies, furniture, tools, teacher stuff. MUCH, MUCH MORE! Fri. 4/11 & Sat. 4/12, 8am-4pm. 8 6105 Meadowfield Bluffs Rd., Yulee. MOVING SALE Sat. 4/12, 8am-1pm. Many household items, furniture, accessories. 23947 Flora Parke Blvd., FB. NORTH HAMPTON COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/12, 7:30am-12 noon. No early birds. Please be considerate. No park-i ng on private lawns. ESTATE/DOWNSIZING SALE 87618 Roses Bluff Rd., off Chester Rd. Thurs., Fri., & Sat., 8am-1pm. Collectibles, kitchen, crafts, hand & stationary tools, furniture, household goods, seasonal, jewelry, N.C. pottery, books, sporting goods, toys, magazines.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7B F RIDAY A PRIL 11, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader OFFICE CONDO DRASTIC $$ REDUCTION 3,500 Sq.Ft.reduced to $200,000 firm medical,sales or professional.Best priced office on Amelia Island! BUSINESSES FOR SALE Cafe turnkey operation ideal forowner-operator & priced to sell. DELI OR TAKEOUT SPACE Low down Fully equipped ready to go.Low lease rate Now taking offers RETAIL BUILDING in historic district Investment Income property or ideal for small retail user 2,000 Sq.Ft and just off Centre StreetAmelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: firstname.lastname@example.org RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERREReal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L O NG T ERM RENT A LS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2 ,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, l arge lot,gourmet kitchen,many other bonuses.$1,950/mo.Plus utilit ies. 2491 Captain Hook Drive 3br 2ba $ 1,500 + utilitiesV A CA TION RENT AL AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2 BR/1BA Ocean-view.487 S.Fletcher. A cross the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning f ee. 1801 S.Fletcher 2BR/1BA furnished B each Cottage,monthly rental great f or extended vacations,winter rental, orlonger.Public beach access close, c all office to inspect now vacant.C OMMER C IAL 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, A IA next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +CAM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 r ooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle House,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/mo.lease + tax.Sale also considered. 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 S at. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.City Apartments with Country Charm! M ERCHANDISE 601 Garage Sales 6 01 Garage Sales GARAGE SALE Bow & Arrow Campg round, 850430 US Hwy 17, Yulee. Fri. 4/11 & Sat. 4/12, 9am-5pm. LILLAH VINE YARD SALE Sat. 4 /12, 10am-2pm. 850717 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee. GARAGE SALE Original local & African art, rocks, shells, wind chimes, r etro & vintage. Pewter, pottery, wood, c lothes, kid stuff, nautical, records 50. Sat. 4/12, 9am-? 125 S. 6th St. Y ARD SALE S at. 4/12. Isle de M ai,570 Santa Maria Dr. Moving. Many h ousehold items and toys,children things ages 2-10. 85912 HADDOCK RD. Thurs., Fri., & Sat., 8am-? Clothing, window A/Cs,t oys, furniture, & lots of new stuff. (904 CUTE KIDS RESALE SPRING C ONSIGNMENT EVENT F riday April 11, 9am-7pm & Saturday April 12, 8am-12pm. Lowest price sale 1pm-4pm. 96537 Parliament Dr., Suite C, Fernandina, next to Pak's Karate off Old Nassauville Rd. Shop gently-used clothes, toys, games, baby equipment & more! Cash only. Facebook.com/CuteKidsResaleC uteKidsR e sale@y a hoo com Y ARD SALE S at., 8am-12pm. No early birds. 807 Adams Rd. Boys clothes sz 7-10, womens clothes sz 2plus, shoes, purses, golf bags, kids bikes, & misc. items. MOVING SALE 1507 Broome St, 8am-1pm, Sat 4/12. No Early Birds. C hilds bike, wagon, motorized Barbie A TV, computer monitor, portable DVD player, kids toys, clothes, twin mattress, complete Beehive sets (boxes). B. LANGSTONS PRESENTS an Outstanding Local Estate Sale Sterling, clocks, fine porcelain & glass. Lovely furniture, linens, pottery, light-i ng, oriental, iron, art, mirrors, jewelry. Plus electronics & cameras. Just to mention a few things. 96227 River Marsh Bend, Fernandina Beach. Fri., Sat. Sun., 9-5. www.blangston.com COMMUNITY YARD SALE Sat. 4/12, 7am-2pm H ickory Village Subdivision o ff Miner Rd. in Yulee. 861 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 863 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. I ncludes utilities, Internet, common a rea receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call (904 SPACE AVAILABLE Amelias premier business address on Sadler Rd. From one office to an entire floor. Must see.( 904)557-1817 864 Commercial/Retail M AJOR HIGH VOLUME TRAFFIC CENTER 1875 S. 14th St., offering leasing space from 800 to 1900 sq ft shops. Corner lot offers lighted security and high visibility for shoppers or offices. Magnolia Plaza, call (904 3616 for further info. T RANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles FOR SALE 2007 Lexus ES 350. S howroom condition. $17,599. Call ( 904)491-3729. VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. c om f or the most recent information o n Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company 860 Homes-Unfurnished YULEE COTTAGE 2BR/1BA, CH&A, f enced, separate storage shed. $725/ m o. First & last + $1000 deposit. Call ( 904)465-0511. SPACIOUS REMODELED VICTORIAN downtown, 2BR/2BA, large utility room. Pets OK. Upstairs unit. 603 S.6 th St. No smoking. $1000/mo. (904 5 57-6501 856 Apartments Unfurnished POST OAK APTS (904 Affordable living located at 996 Citrona Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL.R ent starts at $597 per month. Central a/c. 2 bedroom apts avail. immediately. TDD Hearing Impaired number #711This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Equal Housing Opportunit 858 Condos-Unfurnished 858 Condos-Unfurnished A MELIA LAKES CONDOSLiving in P aradise 1 /1 and 2/2 deluxe condos in gated, lakeside community with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis & more! Lots of upgrades! Starting atj ust $749/mo! Call Tammy for our s pring special at (904 www.amelialakes.com S TONEY CREEK 3 BR/2.5BA condo a vailable 4/12. $1250/mo. Deposit, credit check, & references. One year lease. (904 8 17 Other Areas ABSOLUTE AUCTION Black Warrior River, creek, US Hwy 78, Walker Co., AL parcels, Jasper residential lots, 4/27, 1pm. Details Gtauctions.com ( 205)326-0833. Granger, Thagard & Assoc Inc. Jack F. Granger #873. ANF T ENNESSEE LOG HOME SALE Sat. 4/12 only. New 1200sf ready to finish log cabin on 10 acres with free boat slip on 160,000 acre recreational lake. Only $89,900. Excellent financing. Call n ow 877-888-0267 ext 76. ANF NEAR BOONE, NC 2+/ac tract, 3 50 ft of rushing streams, 3000 ft e levation, private & secluded, underground utilities & paved roads. From only $9900. Call 1-877-717-5273 ext 91. ANF R EAL ESTATE S ALES 8 06 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904L asserre, Realtor. 8 09 Lots FOR SALE BYOWNER 1+ acres in Y ulee, Duane Rd. $29,000. Call (904 6 02 Articles for Sale FOR SALE Dew alt: 12dbl compound mitre saw, 4 & 7 angle grinders, Pasload airless framing nailer, Makita1 8 volt 4-pc saw kit, 10 Delta port. table saw, 7.25 Ryobi circ saw, 1 hammer drill chip. hammer, 22 & 27 cal. ram set, 42 drum whse fans, Toro 6.5hp lawn mower, (2 ladder, 12 volt port. car htr/cooler, Kenmore D/W, range hood, 16 cu. ft.f ridge w/icemak er 10X10 gaz e bo tent. Call (904 WASHER, DRYER, dining room furniture, girls 5-piece bedroom set, c urio cabinet, entertainment cabinet, e ntertainment console, etc. Reasonably p riced. Call (904904 583-2430. 603 Miscellaneous MISS SUNSHINE Pop Star music P ageant Hey girls! Here s y our chance. Win $5000 cash, a recording contr act & m uch more prizes! 18+ only (904 8222 CypressR ecords.com ANF AVON B uy or Sell. Contact Brenda ( 904)545-1136. Independent R epresentative since 1974. 6 04 Bicycles F OLD UP ELECTRIC BIKE spare battery and motor 1 y e ar old. Great island bik e. Asking $600. Call (904 2 77-4245. 9 04 Motorcycles 2005 HONDA CDC600RR Excellent condition, 6k miles. (904 8 55 Apartments Furnished BEAUTIFUL, FULLY FURNISHED 2 BR/2BA APT. in historic downtown F ernandina. Available immediately. Utilities included. (904 R EAL ESTATE RENTALS 852 Mobile Homes YULEE Nice SW 2BR/1BA, $625/mo. w ater & sewer incl. Also, 2BR SW rent t o own available, $650/mo. Water incl. (904 R EAL ESTATE R ENTALS 8 52 Mobile Homes ON ISLAND 2/2 mobile home in park $175/wk, $695/mo + dep. Utils avail. 3/2 mobile home in park $200/wk, $795/mo. + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034 A FFORDABLE LIVING B ring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. Ask abouts enior citizen special. (904 S TATIONARY RVS f or rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 REAL ESTATE SALES 802 Mobile Homes 3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME for sale as is, on 1/2 acre. Needs a little TL C. $35,000 firm. Call (904 4BR MH 3 acres, pond. $179,000. J ean Hable, R ealtor C-21, Ferreira ( 904)261-0920. RECREATION 701 Boats & Trailers BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER Lik e new Motor: 100 hr Trailer: All new tires, rims, bearing, etc. Custom T -top Many extras. (904 B OAT TRAILER s et up for 17 ft. B oston Whaler. $575. Call (904 5374. 607 Antiques & Collectibles ANTIQUE LARGE ROLL TOP DESK $500/OBO. (609 611 Home Furnishings FOR SALE King bedroom set $125. Leather L-shaped couch $900. Coffee table $250. Sofa table/desk $400. Large TV stand $350. 50 P anasonic P lasma TV $400/OBO. (609 NL/PSA
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