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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 32 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY A PRIL 18, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS Happy Easter $ 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 MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader N assau County Commissioners will hold a public meeting May 12 to cons ider reinstating of a 5-cent tax on gasoline. The county budget office said the gas tax could generate $1.5 million in annual revenue and that the money would be used to help fund roadway improvement projects. This is not routine maintenance, like filling potholes, said the count ys Budget Director Shanea Jones. This includes projects that extend the life of the roadway The board voted unanimously at its meeting Wednesday to discuss the merits of a gas tax. The county had a 5-cent tax for a few years, but it was controversial when it was imposed and was ultimately eliminated after t he election of 2006. The county already imposes a 6cent tax on gas to help pay debt on bonds purchased for road improvement projects. N ow, commissioners are looking at ways to fund a projected shortfall in next years budget, which Jones estimates will be $10 million to $12 million. While a 5-cent gas tax would not come close to covering this projected budget gap, commissioners have said they will consider all options when it comes to generating revenue. For now, t his includes user fees and a property tax increase. Commissioner Danny Leeper, who has previously supported user fees to spread the cost of running the county a mong people who live, work or vacation here, said he would support a multi-year gas tax. es, Im in support of possibly having one for three years, said Leeper. Leeper also wanted to know how many of Floridas 67 counties impose a gas tax. Jones told him 28. Commissioner Pat Edwards said h e would also consider a gas tax. Id be willing to go five years, said Edwards. But Id like to know the sunset date. Commissioners discussed a time l imit on the fuel tax, debating the merits of installing the tax for one, three or five years. Three to five is fine with me, said Commissioner Walter Jr. Boatright. Jones recommended a threeto five-year consideration for the gas tax to help with long-term planning. County Manager Ted Selby said a t hreeto five-year plan has another benefit. I dont know that you want to be County to consider 5-cent gas tax again TAX Continued on 3A Waterslide at Main Beach? ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader If city commissioners approve it at a future date, an inflatable water slide w ill be located at Main Beach Park. S avannah businessman Brent P almer of Oceanus Slides LLC presented commissioners with his plan for the inflatable slide at a T u esday meeting, but commissioners wer e not fully convinced of the plans merits for the city Palmer said the inflatable water slide would be open for business b etween May and September, and w ould be located in the north grassy area of Main Beach Park. The slide, which takes about 15 minutes to inflate, would be deflated at night, he said. The slide, weighing 4,800 pounds, would cover an ar ea about 180 by 50 feet, Palmer said, and would be r un by two one-horsepower generators plugged into a regular electrical outlet. P rices would be $3 per slide, or two for $5, Palmer said. An all-day unlimited pass would be $25 and a season pass would cost $150, with discounts available for local residents. The slide could also be r ented for bir thday par ties and charity events in the of f-season, Palmer said. The city would pr ovide water and e lectricity, which are readily available, in exchange for 20 percent of the gross, P almer said. Revenues vary from $ 50,000 to $100,000 a month during t he season, he said. The waterslides, manufactured in St. Augustine, cost about $65,000, he said, and the business would carry $1.5 million in liability insurance. Palmer said he would run the waterslide operation at Main Beach alongw ith two other employees. One opera tor would be located at the top of the s lide and another would be at the entrance to the slide, spraying down customers before getting on the slide. Commissioner Charles Corbett said at Tuesdays meeting that an inflatable water slide would be a good addition to the beach, and a good idea to looki nto. B ut Commissioner Pat Gass said s he was not so sur e about the plan, and asked for City Manager Joe Ger r ity to do more research on it. Im a little more tentative as well, said Vice Mayor Sarah Pelican. We need to make sure we do our homework. M ayor Ed Boner said he looked at M ain Beach as greenspace, and that a v er t ical str uctur e may have an impact on pr o perty owners nearby. He also noted many events are held at Main Beach such as the blues festival and barbecue cookoffs. SLIDE Continued on 3A PHOTO PROVIDED BY BRENT P ALMER/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER An inflatable slide such as this one may be located at Main Beach Park, if appr oved by city commissioners. The pr oposed slide at Main Beach would not be on the beach, but in the grassy area of the park. UNNY HOP S outhside Elementary School c ompleted its first Walk-aT hon, called the Bunny Hop, as a healthy approach to fundraising. Students in grades pr e-K thr o ugh secondgrade walked, ran, hopped and danced 5,811 laps ar ound a course. Par ticipants included, above from left, k indergarten students Jimmy E ngramn, Mikaela Nichols, Andie-Kate Moeller and Jace Welch. Principal Cindy Olson and Assistant Principal Monica Cason lent bunny ears to the cause, right. Easter egg hunts, 5B. Easter Services 3B. SUBMITTED PHOTOS City to reconsider tree law ANG ELA D AUGHTRY N ews-Leader A new Tree Protection Working Group met for the first time April 8 at City Hall to help staff make changes to the citys tree protection ordinance. Accor ding to City Planner and Arborist Kelly Gibson, the group was selected by city planning staff and includes Parks & Recr eation Super visor Kathy Russell; local arborist Early McCall; Car ol Beck of the Amelia T ree Conser vancy; Amanda Young of Youngs Tree Service; landscape architect Rusty Footlick; and Judith Lane of the city Planning Advisory Board. Gibson said the general public is also encouraged to participate in the discussion on changes to the citys tree or dinance. The public is invited to the gr oup s next meet ing Tuesday. The purpose of the gr oup, accor ding to a city memo, is to make the citys tree protection requirements more consistent with the countys, and to review the ordinance for any other changes that may be needed in the city s Land Development Code. As it is written now, the citys tree ordinance, which is part of the citys Land Development Code, describes protected trees as those that are existing, healthy and at least 5 inches in diameter at 4.5 feet, which is also known as DBH (diameter at br east height). The city or dinance also seeks to keep the same num ber of tr ees within the city, to maintain a diversity of tree species, to protect mature growth native trees important to the tree canopy and to preserve the natural environment with native tree species. TREE Continued on 3A


F F S S C C J J r r e e g g i i s s t t r r a a t t i i o o n n Registration is open for summer term classes at F SCJ. The 12-week summer session begins May 19 ande nds Aug. 8. There are also six-week A and C session c lasses and eight-week B session classes. Classes that meet general education requirements for the Associates Degree will be o ffered. Contact Enrollment Services at 548-4432. TheB etty P. Cook Nassau Center is located at 76346 William B urgess Blvd., Yulee. V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Day Drop-in Center is looking for volunteers for T uesdays and Wednesdays (9 a.m.-1 p.m.e xperience, though not required is helpful. The cent er serves people experiencing homelessness and those at high risk of becoming homeless. Services include showers, laundry facilities, a m ailing address, assistance with acquiring needed docu-m ents and referrals to local service providers. The cent er is located at the F ernandina Church of Christ a t the corner of 14th and J asmine streets. For information or to volunteer, contact Ellen Miller at 556-2810. B B r r i i c c k k d d r r i i v v e e Nassau Humane Society, 671 Airport Road, Fernand ina Beach, is holding a f undraiser to complete its n ew shelter. Donate $100 for an engraved brick as a gift, or as an honorarium or memorial for a beloved pet, friend or family member. All funds will help to build the new shelter. The goal is 100b ricks by June 20 100 b ricks in 100 days. For d etails visit NassauHumane 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 licensec ourse at 6:30 p.m. April 23, M ay 1, 6 and 14. A basic with d efensive tactics course will b e held at 7:45 a.m. April 19 and 20, May 3, 4 and 17. For details and additional classes and infor mation, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 476-2037 or V isit w C C o o n n f f e e d d e e r r a a t t e e s s o o n n s s The Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet April 21 at the Pig Barbeque Restaurant in Callahan. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. following a social hour startinga t 6 p.m. This months meeti ng will include a presentat ion by Hal Schemer titled The Rebel Yell. The public is invited to attend. M M o o b b i i l l e e p p a a n n t t r r y y Barnabas Center a nnounces two mobile food p antries in April as part of t he Hunger Coalition of Nassau County and Nourishment Network s col laborative ef fort to distribute fresh food each month. Food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and consists of produce, dairy, bakery goods, etc. Distributions will be at 11:30 a.m. on April 24 at the Peck Center 516 South 10th St., Fer nandina Beach. P P a a r r k k i i n n s s o o n n s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Parkinsons Disease Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., on April 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov 20 and Dec. 18. L L i i b b r r a a r r i i e e s s c c l l o o s s e e d d The Nassau County Public Library System will be closed Friday, April 18 in observance of the Easter holiday The book dr ops will remain open. P P a a s s s s p p o o r r t t D D a a y y The Fer nandina Beach library will celebrate Passport Day with the Miami Passport Agency on April 19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Appointments ar e encour aged, but walk-ins are welcome. Bring ID such as your drivers license; proof of citizenship, such as your birth c ertificate; and two checks for payment. Staff can also t ake passport photos. Passport fees are paid to t he U.S. Department of State; the $25 facility fee is for processing the application. All forms are available at the library. For details v isit or visit Call 2 77-7365 for appointments or email libraryinfo@nass Friends of the Fernandina Beach Branch Library will provide refreshments. B B l l o o o o d d d d r r i i v v e e The Fernandina Pirates C lub will host a blood drive at The Loop, 869 Sadler R oad, Fernandina Beach, on April 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For information visit A A 1 1 A A t t r r a a i i l l A corridor advocacy g roup has confirmed with the Florida Department of T ransportation that A1A between the Shave Bridge inF ernandina Beach and the s outhern boundary of J acksonville Beach has the potential to be a Florida Scenic Highway. If your business is impacted by A1A, they want to let you know about next steps in the designation p rocess. Another meeting w ill be held at 3 p.m. April 21 i n the Ibis Room, Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation. RSVP to Margo at (904 R R e e c c r r e e a a t t i i o o n n m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The Nassau County R ecreation Commission will m eet April 24 at 7 p.m. at the c ounty Facilities Maintenance/Parks and Recreation Office at 45195 Musselwhite Road, Callahan. The public is invited. For infor mation con tact 548-4688. Y Y a a r r d d s s a a l l e e B oy Scout Troop 817 is h olding a huge yar d sale Saturday April 26 from 8-2 in the parking lot of Amelia Coastal Realty 608 S. 8th St., Fer nandina Beach. All proceeds will be used to buy camping equipment and top ay for scout camp this summ er. F F A A M M U U m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The local chapter FAMU Alumni Association will meet April 26 at the Peck Community Center at 3:30 p.m. Infor mation will be shar ed and updates given. All are w elcome, alumni, students/ p arents of FAMU and friends. Contact J.M. Smith at 261-7906. Each one bring one. V V i i e e t t n n a a m m v v e e t t s s m m e e e e t t The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088, Nassau County monthly membership meeting will be held April 28 at 7 p.m. at The ARK building, 85051 Hamilton St., Yulee. For information call 333-0147. D D r r i i v v i i n n g g c c l l a a s s s s An AARP Driver Safety Program will be held May 5 and 6 at St Peter s Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Class will begin at 8:45 a.m. Call 2614293 to r egister Class size is limited B B r r i i d d g g e e c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Peggy Higginbotham, an American Contract Bridge League certified director and teacher, will teach beginner bridge classes on Tuesdays fr om 2-4 p.m. at the Ospr ey Village Fitness Center starting May 13 for eight weeks. Higginbotham is a Gold Life Master with almost 3,000 master points. The cost is $150 for the eight lessons, which includes the course book Bidding in the 21st Century. Make checks payable to Peggy Higginbotham and send c/o Brenda Price, 49 Little Dunes Circle, Amelia Island, FL 32034. For information contact Price at 310-6106 or Jessica Styers at 206-1984. B B o o o o k k f f e e s s t t m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The annual meeting of the Amelia Island Book Festival Membership will be held on May 14 at 4 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Directors for the coming year will be elected and members will hear a review of the 2014 festival. The 2015 Amelia Island Book Festival will be held Feb. 19-21. 2A F RIDAY A PRIL 18, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK For the News-Leader Edgar, the youngest Hansen brother on the Northwestern, featured on Discovery Channels No. 1 show, Deadliest Catch, will be coming to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, courtesy of Fresh From Florida Seafood, part of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Deck boss and younger brother of Capt. Sig Hansen, E dgar began fishing at age 18 and came into his own on the deck of the Northwestern after only a few seasons. Sig considers his brother to be one of the most talented fishermen on deck. Over the past few years, Edgar has assumed the role of the boats chief engin eer, which means hes responsible for both the main and auxiliary engines, the hydraulic and fuel systems, as well as the sea water pumps. Fresh From Florida Seafood created a well-received Florida seafood promotion called, Floridas Tastiest Catch, where Sig Hansen was featured asking Floridians to support local seafood and our local economy. Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the moderns hrimping industry, so we are excited to have Edgar Hansen be a part of the Shrimp Fest ival. I truly believe he understands the importance of our c ommercial shrimp industry and the value it brings to our Fernandina heritage, as well as our local economy, said Judie Mackie, a volunteer on t he Shrimp Festival Committee. E dgar Hansen will be all over the Shrimp Festival on S aturday, May 3. He will be signing Fresh from Florida posters and photographs during a meet and greet on the waterfront. He will be one of t he judges for the Adult Pirate Costume Contest at 12:30 p.m., h ell pay a visit to the children in the Kids Fun Zone and will t ake the stage Saturday as the Fresh From Florida Seafood special guest. Times will be announced at when conf irmed. The Isle of Eight Flags S hrimp Festival is May 2-4 in downtown Fernandina Beach. T he festivities kick off with the pre-festival Pirate Parade at 6p .m. on Thursday, May 1. OBITUARY W EEKLY UPDATE E lizabeth Jean B illingsley Holland Elizabeth Betty Jean B illingsley Holland, 85, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at The McGraw Center of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Betty was born December 17, 1928, in Mobile, AL. She g raduated from Murphy High S chool in 1945 and attended the University of Alabama. She married the love of her life, Roy, in 1948 and they r esided in Jackson, AL. In 1957 they moved to Monroeville, AL w here they were longtime members of First Baptist Church. After raising her children, Betty went to work as secretary of First Baptist Church. She retired in 1987. She always l oved to dance, was a creative cook, and an avid bridge player. S he loved the Smokey Mountains and she and Roy would visit there often. In 2012, Roy and Betty m oved to Fernandina Beach, F L, to be close to their daughter. B etty is preceded in death by her parents, Ira Billingsley, Sr. and Annette Hartley Billingsley. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Roy E. Holland of Fernandina Beach, FL, her s ons, Steve (Rosemary) Holland o f Jackson, AL; Scott (Karen) H olland of Pensacola Beach, FL; her daughter Sharon (Darrell) Blanton of Fernandina Beach, FL; her brother, Ira (Sandra, Jr. of Fairhope, AL; her sister, Barbara (Roy oom of M emphis, TN; 5 grandchildren, H eather (Hunter M arybeth (Stan (AdamNate Burns and Neal (Kylie 11 gr eat-grandchildr e n, Alicia, Keaghan, Karsyn, Madison, Kennedy, Hayden, Mason, Br odie, Br ock, Ellie and baby-tob e; and nieces Sana, Lee, and A nne. G raveside services will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 11 am at Pineville Road Cemeter y acr o ss from First Baptist Church in Monroeville, AL with Rev. Glenn Eubanks of ficiating. I f so desir ed memorial may b e made in her name to N ortheast Florida Community Hospice Foundation at 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 or www Condolences may be sent to Roy at 96124 Marsh Lakes Dr ., Fer nandina Beach, FL 32034 or y ou may leave condolences at w O xley-Heard Funeral Directors DEATH NOTICE Nancy G. Scott, 71, Fer nandina Beach, died on W ednesday, April 16, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. fr om First Baptist Chur ch in Fernandina Beach. Eternity Funeral Homes & C remations Nassau 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , 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 , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. The NewsLeader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All adver tising is subject to the approval of the publisher The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. L OOKING B A C K 5 0 YEARS 25 YEARS 10 YEARS The Fer nandina Beach Jaycees announced a free vehicle safety check in a bid to promote highway safety April 16, 1964 Florida Commerce Secretary Jeb Bush formally recommended Nassau County for a $4 billion atom smasher pr oject. April 16, 1987 The school district faced cutbacks in its federal Title 1 program. April 16, 2004 Deadliest Catch star to visit Shrimp Festival SUBMITTED E dgar Hansen, deck boss of the Northwestern ont he TV series, Deadliest Catch, will be at the Isle o f Eight Flags Shrimp Festival on Saturday, May 3. PET TOY WORKSHOP SUBMITTED PHOTOS The Nassau Humane Society Youth Group, ages 13-18, is sponsoring a dog and cat toy-making workshop on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. The homemade toys will be given to the shelter animals not just for play, but to help relieve stress as an important par t of their shelter enrichment while being kenneled. S tar t saving plastic water bottles, T -shir ts, cardboard paper towel tubes, sturdy p ieces of fabric for braiding, all kinds of balls (tennis balls are especially good), s ocks, etc. Ther e ar e many websites that of fer ideas for do-it-yourself pet toys, so investigate and discover how you can par t icipate in this fun, wor t hwhile event. Remember, bring all your toy-making materials to the NHS Dog Park, April 27 at 2 p.m. and let the toy making begin! So or ganizers can plan for refreshments, please RSVP to Preserve celebrates Park Week T he T imucuan Ecological a nd Historic Pr e ser ve, J acksonvilles national park, will celebrate 2014 National Park Week with a range of activities April 19-27. Throughout the country, visitors can enjoy the beauty and wonder of 84 million acres o f spectacular scenery, historic p laces and cultural treasures w ithout paying entrance fees. Each year the president proclaims National Park Week for celebrating and r ecogniz ing the nations national parks. T his year the event takes place S atur d ay April 19 thr ough S unday, April 27 and the theme is Go Wild! The park will offer a range of activities including Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 26, with special events just for kids. Events will be offered free o f charge all week long t hroughout the Timucuan P reserve and include: Living history demonstrations of plantation era work at Kingsley Plantation, Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. A ranger guided nature and history hike at Cedar Point on Satur day, April 19 at 1 p.m. Call (904eservations and details. An opportunity to earn a Junior Ranger badge and special patch at For t Car oline and Kingsley Plantation on Junior Ranger Day April 26. A Compass Scavenger H unt at Kingsley Plantation on A pril 26, available all day. Atlatl (a weapon used by the Timucuan) demonstrations on April 26 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Fort Caroline. The Timucuan Preserve is located within the Jacksonville a rea. Come experience salt m arshes, open stretches of r iver, wildlife, miles of trail access, cultural sites, and more. Kingsley Plantation is locat ed at 11676 Palmetto Ave., just off Heckscher Drive. Call (904 251-3537. Fort Caroline National Memorial is located at 12713 Fort Caroline Road, call (904 is located at 9023 Cedar Point Road, call (904isit www and friend them on Facebook and onT witter @TimucuanPreserve. Dallas Wayne Tomes6/8/57-12/14/13Funeral Service set for Tuesday, April 22ndat 12:30 PMJacksonville National Cemetery (Air Force Veteran) 4083 Lannie Road Jacksonville, FL 32218-1247Contact Shan Tomes at 904-415-0496 or Trish Bohannon at 904-557-1479Gathering following military service back in Fernandina at Main Beach Pavilion; Everyone Welcome! G G r r i i e e f f s s u u p p p p o o r r t t o o n n g g o o i i n n g g Grieving the death of a loved one is never easy but suppor t from others and sharing your loss can lessen the burden. To help, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida conducts bereavement support groups. These support groups create a safe and comfortable environment where you can share with others who ar e grieving. The Open Therapeutic Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month fr om 12:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St.. The Loss of a Spouse Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 67:30 p.m. at Community Hospice Nassau County Administrative Of fice, 96084 V ictoria s Place, Y ulee. 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...S A V E U SA PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BY THENEWSLEADER


A tree removal permit is required to cut down any prot ected tree in the city. There are also regulations regarding the replacement of trees removed, and regulations regarding the types of trees allowed for replacement. Residents can also choose to pay a fee that goes into the c itys Tree Trust Fund when protected trees are removed. A ccording to Gibson, the city p lants tr ees at various locations e very year using money from the trust fund. Sometimes these ar e new plantings at locations that dont currently have trees (or have very few trees), Gibson wrote in an email, and sometimes its r eplacement plantings for trees t hat have died. Decisions for t ree planting locations are based on an identified need by city staf f nonpr o fit gr oups and c itizens. The tree trust fund has approximately $75,000 in the account, Gibson wrote. Each year we budget an amount for tree plantings, Arbor Day, consulting needs and education/outreach activities. In this b udget year, $6,500 was set a side for those purposes. T he city also has another categor y of pr o tected tr ees called Heritage Trees, which are irreplaceable due to their s ize or age, or due to their hist oric, aesthetic or cultural significance. Heritage trees must be indigenous to the region, in healthy condition, have a DBH of at least 36 inches and must be associated with a historic event landmark, or tribute, or h ave a significant value to citiz ens, among other criteria. Designated Heritage T r e es ar e another categor y of trees that can be located on private property, as evaluated by city staff. Gibson said she had not yet prepared a direct comparison between the Nassau County a nd the city tree ordinances, but hoped to have one prior to t he groups next meeting, set for Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at City H all, 204 Ash St. The public is i nvited. A ccording to Gibson, a live o ak will be planted at the citys w aterfront during an Arbor Day Celebration April 27 starting at 1 p.m. Located at the south end of the city waterfront, the event w ill include a pot-luck lunch, l ive music and petanque games. F or more information, cont act Kelly Gibson with the C ommunity Development D epartment at 310-3135 or adaughtr d ebating this on an annual basis, said Selby. T he board has launched budget talks early this year because revenues are down, according to county officials. T he board has not raised taxes for the last six years,p referring instead to cut employees and defer or cancel p rojects, such as roadway improvements and vehicle replacements to ambulance supplies and a boardwalk for American Beach. I f commissioners decide to launch a gas tax, the earli-e st it would start is Jan. 1. The plan requires a superm ajority vote. This means that four out of five commissioners would need to vote yes for the new tax. But this year, two commissioners are up for re-election, including commission Chair Barry Holloway and Commissioner Steve Kelley. For the gas tax to pass, at least o ne of them would need to v ote yes. Both commission e rs have taken a fiscally conservative approach to previous budgets, and Holloway made elimination of the gas tax a plank in his election campaign. During discussion at the W ednesday meeting, Kelley a sked if future county commissions could eliminate t he tax, and County Attorney David Hallman told himy es. It makes this 5-cent gas t ax become a political football, said Kelley. He defeated Mike Boyle in 2010, who was e lected four years earlier on a pledge to eliminate the gas t ax. Kelley noted that Holloway p romised to eliminate the countys previous gas tax as part of his campaign platform when he ran for the board. Thats how you got e lected eight years ago, said Kelley. H olloway agreed, and he further agreed that the gas t ax could be a political football. It possibly could be, yes sir, said Holloway. Edwards pointed out that every board vote comes with consequences. Anything we do will be used for or against us, said Edwards. These comments appeared t o irritate Boatright, and he offered this message to his c olleagues. If you govern to try to g et re-elected, youre ruining this county for future generations, said Boatright. oure not helping my grandchildren have a betterc ounty CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY A PRIL 18, 2014 NEWS News-Leader TAX Continued from 1A M ayor Ed Boner reads a proclamation recognizing F elix Jones for reaching his 50th birthday despite overwhelming odds and for being a goodwill ambassador for Fernand ina Beach during a Tuesday city commissionm eeting. Jones received a standing ovation from the c rowd and entertained them with songs on harmonica following his acceptance of the proclamation. A NGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER AMBASSADOR B lackrock 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 C hurch 10:30 am 4/27 Christian Ventriloquist, Gene Cordova at Morning Service 10:30 am If you govern to try to get re-elected, y oue ruining this county for future g enerations. Youe not helping my g randchildren have a better county W ALTER (JR.) BOATRIGHT C OUNTY COMMISSIONER TREE Continued from 1A A A r r b b o o r r D D a a y y c c e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i o o n n T he city will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting at 1 p.m. April 27 at the Amelia River waterfront petanque courts, in coordination with the Petanque America group and the Amelia Tree Conservancy. Festivities will include a potluck lunch, live music and petanque games. For information visit w or contact Kelly N. Gibson, senior planner and a rborist. For more information about Arbor Day visit or call 1-888-448-7337. I hate to turn revenue away, but Im not r e ady to make a decision yet, Boner said. If you asked me today, Id say Gerrity asked commissione rs to submit their questions o n the inflatable waterslide to h im so it could be brought back as a resolution at the next meeting. As the pr o posal was not a r esolution, the commission did not vote on it Tuesday. A proposal to lease city prope r ty at Main Beach Park for a w aterslide operation was approved by commissioners in 2007 but never got off the ground due to the economic crash of 2008. A waterslide on private property across from M ain Beach Park operated for m any years but was dismantled w hen the pr o perty was to be sold for residential development, which also has yet to take place because of the economic recession. SLIDE C ontinued from 1A MOVING? LOOKING TO BUY? SELLING? 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ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader A proposal to annex into the c ity 24.34 acres adjacent to Amelia Island Parkway andS outh Eighth Street is becoming thorny for city officials and will now be separated into two annexations. The annexation discussion among city commissioners, city staff and property owner repr esentatives lasted several hours during a second readingo f the ordinance Tuesday. A third public hearing is scheduled for May 20 to address legal issues brought up at Tuesdays meeting. The area to be annexed includes the Gateway to Amelia s hopping/office center, an electrical substation, a gas station a nd Somerset residential units. Annexation is being proposedf or these areas because most are already hooked into the city s ewer system and because the area has become contiguous to the city. City staff determined Somerset should be annexed s eparately from the rest of the area because it was neverh ooked into the city sewer system and because, according to C ity Attorney Tammi Bach, the Somerset annexation agreement was never recorded by the city. Attorney Molly Garrett, repr esenting Andy Alexander, owner of Somerset residentialu nits, and Gateway to Amelia developer Ron Flick, argued Tuesday that the annexation d oes not meet statutes because the present owners didnt knowv oluntary annexation was binding. She also said the annexat ion agreement was not recorded by the city in a way in which anyone would know how to look for it, and that property owners would suffer material injury w ith increased property taxes and stricter city regulations. G arrett also argues that the boundary considered to be cont iguous is only 2 percent of the entire boundary, which is not substantial enough for state statutes. Attorney Harrison Poole a rgued during the meeting that the annexation creates ane nclave because county emergency services would have to travel through the city to reach c ounty residents. According to developer F lick, he and other property owners in the area asked to h ook into city sewer services in 2000 but were denied, and were thus forced to construct their own lift station and hookups, which later failed. The c ity subsequently allowed the county properties to hook intoi ts sewer system, which requires agreement to annex i nto the city at a future date. e were not reimbursed for all the hookups and extensions ... and were not being provided a service (by the city n ever existed before, Flick said. He also noted that when hes tudied the area before developing it, we felt we would never be annexed without a much l arger annexation, which would require a referendum. (Annexation detriment to our ability to sell t his (property) or improve it, Flick said. It was forced down our throats . youre the public entity that has the duty to protect the public welfare. We didnt agree to a voluntary annexation, saidA lexander, owner of Somerset. He said he bought the resident ial units because he is in the business and wanted to provide affordable, practical housing for residents. By coming into the city, we are damaged by the tax i ssue, he said. If we are ever forced to connect (to the cityw ill have a devastating effect on our property values. He added that he continued to spend cons iderable amounts of money to keep his own water/sewer sys-t em functional. Bach recommended S omerset residential units be excluded from the present annexation approval, and also advised another hearing for the main annexation be held May 2 0. It was not clear when the Somerset annexation would bea ddressed. Bach said later she did not k now whether representatives had decided to file an appeal if the annexations are approved. 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Lee r ecently had a lengthy con versation with visitors from Australia and s ays he always enjoys answeri ng questions about his home t own. Usually they want to know about meals and the for t , said Lee. V isitors often ask where the locals eat and Lee offers suggestions about his favorite near-by dining spots. T heres a lot to see in the litt le museum, starting with a v ideo about the island s histor y Kids can tr y on historical cos tumes and families can peruse posters about navigating by the s tars, see pictures of Fort C linch or lear n more about sea t urtles. L ee keeps a tally of visitors, p oints out racks filled with brochures for points of interest, steers people to the displays of maritime antiques and suggests visits to the Amelia Island Museum of History. The Fer nandina Beach M aritime Museum is run under t he auspices of AIMH, a nonp rofit whose stated mission is to foster community and visitor appr eciation of Nassau Countys unique history within the broader context of Florida, national and world histor y Dir ector Phyllis Davis said t he city of Fernandina Beach a ppr oached the museum in 2 010 to take over a welcome station located at the marina at the foot of the downtown area. The museum turned the welcome center into a satellite f ocusing on local maritime hist or y in the hopes of not only f urthering their mission but also a s a way to promote the main f acility. Lee is looking forward to the a dditions to his little domain. The 1992 Fernandina Beach High School graduate is the son of Brad and Sylvia Lee. He is also a short-order cook at Beef O Bradys and spends his S undays off hanging out with his six children after attending s ervices at Emmanuel Empowerment Temple in Kingsland, Ga. 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Branding is an interesting science. Great branding of a product or service gives it standing as a viable option for consumers. After that, the product or service has to d eliver. In the world of advert ising/branding, the auto i ndustry has 100 years of history. Positioning of a product makes all the difference. Let me say station wagon. From the s to the s, they enjoyed a great spot in the general market. Howm uch do you hear about stat ion wagons today? Around z er o Some think the minivan is headed for that plight. Market shar e for minivans peaked at 8 percent, and fell to 3.7 percent in 2013. Sales were 793,335 i n 2007, and j ust 518,473 l ast year. Is it time to stick a fork in minivans? In 2014, sales are picking up ab it for those s till offering minivans. Comp aring the first quar t er of 2014 to 2013, T o wn and Countr y is 28,994 versus 26,765. Caravan is 32,025 versus 26,490. Odyssey is 27,832 versus 26,233. Sienna is 26,087 versus 29,052. These are the big players, while Nissan and the Koreans are s till interested in the segment, d espite low volumes. I f minivans were a stock, I would like it as a good contrarian pick. With gas still taking a big part of discretionary incomes, and the CAF (mandated automaker gas mileage) standar ds about to spike dram atically, minivans make s ense. They are on a car chass is, get good mileage, accom modate seven passengers and have elevated seating. Visibility is superb, unlike so many new crossovers. Fold down the seats and they have the capacity of a pickup.O nboard entertainment for k ids in the rear seating works w onders. Price star t s in the mid-20K s well below the average vehicle price of $32K. So, what has happened? For one, minivan as an identifier has to go. It doesnt have the pizzaz of sport utilityv ehicle or crossover, the m oder n station wagon. Look f or the model to be pr o minent. What sounds better Honda Odyssey or Honda minivan. Mini infers you can t quite have a standard size the opposite is tr ue. Van has no positive connotation. Makes o ne think of moving and hauli ng boxes. T ime to scratch m inivan fr o m everything but the dictionary. These versatile, affordable vehicles will morph into something not called minivans, and young moms will drive them without any stigmas, maybe even with a little swagger. C an t happen soon enough. U.S. new vehicle sales in the first three months of 2014 wer e 3,745,480. A healthy sign for the industry and our economy. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. 6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Notice of Meeting Heron Isles Community Development DistrictThe regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Heron Isles Community Development District will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the office of Compass Group, Inc., 961687 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 201M, Amelia Island, Florida 32034. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida Law for Community Development Districts. A copy of the agenda for this meeting may be obtained from Heron Isles CDD, 475 West Town Place, Suite 114, St. Augustine, Florida 32092 (and phone (904This meeting may be continued to a date, time, and place to be specified on the record at the meeting. There maybe occasions when one or more Supervisors will participate by telephone. 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I knew that HB 1047, dealing with the termination of pregnancy post-viab ility, could be an emotional issue for members and so I spent considerable time in p reparation for the floor. But first, I would need to p resent HB 647, Infectious Disease, in Healthcare Appropriations on Tuesday morning. This meant I needed to craft another amendment to the bill. A t each committee stop, you work to reduce the fiscal impacta nd resolve any other concerns that have been expressed. I s tarted out on this bill working to increase public awareness of treatment-resistant bacterial threats by requiring the Florida Department of Health to document any outbreak on their website. This seemed like a fairl y reasonable thing to require of the department; after all, they a re responsible for other outbreaks like tuberculosis. How difficult could it be to require them to do the same for this emerging threat? Apparently, it is a big deal because they gave the bill a fairl y large fiscal. While the bill passed the second committee of reference b y a bipartisan unanim ous vote, I am still unsure if the bill will ultimately pass t his legislative session.T he bill still has one more c ommittee to go through in both chambers. The bill now requires the Department of Health to conduct a study relating to treatm ent-resistant bacterial threats and provide recommended a ctions by Jan. 1, 2015. This would allow further legislative action next session. I will continue to press and work hard on this issue, as it is estimated that 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infect ions. One of my goals for the week was to get HB 1105, deali ng with Sexual Offender and Sexual Predator Absconders, o n the agenda for the Judiciary committee. This bill would require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to create a strike force to address the issue o f absconders who have committed sexual offender or sexualp redator crimes. These are individuals who are on probation o r are required to have community supervision, but have absconded and the Department of Corrections does not know where they are. I was pleased when I received word that the bill would be heard Friday m orning, and even more pleased when it passed with a b ipartisan, unanimous vote. While HB 1047, dealing with viability, was a bipartisan vote, it was not unanimous. It ultimately passed the Florida House with a vote of 70 yeas and 45 nays on Friday aftern oon. The bill codifies decisions by both the U.S. Supreme Court (Planned Parenthood vs. Casey) a nd the Florida Supreme Court (in re T.W.). I n both cases, the courts ruled that the state has a compelling interest to protect life beginning at the point of viability. Viability is defined as the p oint in which the baby can survive outside the mothersw omb. Traditionally, viability was d etermined to be in the third trimester. However, with new medical technology, that time frame is sooner. Some states, such as Texas, have selected a given point in time, such as 20 weeks or five months, to prev ent the termination of pregnancies. This assumes viabili ty occurs at this point in time for each child. Currently, 21 states have placed limits on terminating a pregnancy once viability is reached. HB 1047 does not attempt to determine such a time frame, b ut requires the physician to determine viability on a caseby-case basis. This approach r ecognizes the uniqueness of each pregnancy and allows the d octor to look at things such as weight, lung development, gender, age and plurality of fetuses to determine viability. Once a baby is determined to be viable o utside the womb with standard medical measures, thep regnancy could not be terminated except to save the mothe rs life or avert a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, other than a psychological condition. We concluded our work on the House floor around 4:15 p .m. and I gladly began my three-hour drive home to F ernandina Beach. It had been a long and tiring week, but one filled with success. State Rep. Janet Adkins of Fernandina Beach represents Nassau County and a portion of Duval County in the Florida H ouse of Representatives. Incredibly busy week in Tallahassee F RIDAY A PRIL 18, 2014 OPINION News-Leader STATE REP. Janet Adkins The future of minivans Changing identity after retirement When a friend r etired five years ago, the company hew orked for hired a new chief f inancial officer to take over. H e kept thinking his successor would need to call him with questions that only he would know the answer to. He was ther e for 18 years. Y ou couldn t possibly replace an 18-year veteran with some one new and not expect a litt le turmoil. But the call never c ame. The company operated j ust fine without him. It turns out he was not indispensable. For many Americans, r etir e ment is the pot of gold at the end of ther ainbow. Yet t he sense of d read when retirement becomes a viable option can be paralyz ing. H ow d oes a CEO o f Citicorps handle r e tir e ment? How does a New Y ork nurse handle retirement? How does a D.C. bur eaucrat handle r etir ement? No matter what t he position you r etire from, m any retirees share the same p roblem of not yet finding a new identity with their new lifestyle. Y o u can spot them because they speak in terms of what was rather than what is. Their conversations are sprinkled with, When I ran the depar tment of the coun ty, or When I was chief executive of ficer at A T&T I have met retirees who for the first time in their lives have developed problems with alcohol. I have met men and women who pretend to be employed. I have met men, who after a lifetime of monogamy, are looking for younger women who can make them feel young again. I have met retirees who say that finding something to do e ach day is hard work. T he thing about a job it i s still the easiest way to feel good about yourself. Some individuals need a job to feel good and find it hard to find something meaningful. Sure, it can be a thrill when you first retire to just relish thef act that you do not have to g o to work anymor e. But s ooner or later you ar e going to need more. If you are a new retiree, you might do things you have always wanted to do like fishing, shopping or golfing all day. This is fun for a while, but eventually most people will feel like they have lostt heir purpose. For the long term, you need something more substantial than just the absence of work. Transitioning into retirement: When people ask you what you do, they ask, Who are you? After you retire,y ou have to create a new identity While it can be scary to walk away fr o m the identity you carried for so many decades, ther e ar e some excellent ways you can avoid a serious identity crisis. Many people return to work after retirement because the transition is too jarring. Working part-time or consulting gives you a chance to figure out retirement and what to do with all of those unstructured hours. V olunteering pr ovides numerous well-researched health benefits particularly for people older than age 60. A 2006 study found that depression over the loss of their former social roles and relationships can spur older a dults into volunteering, w hich amplifies the physical a nd mental health benefits in ways that younger volunteers or paid workers do not experience. Of course there are r etir ees who ar e comfortable with the time they have to t ravel and to be with their g randchildr en. I know many p eople who in their r e tir e ment are now shop owners, travel agents, teachers, financial consultants, volunteers in their church or temple, campaigning for their favorite candidate, participating in local government, increasing their museum and theaterg oing, becoming active in their professional organizations, pursuing athletic interests, learning a new language, writing a book, picking up an instr ument and learning photography and or pursuing their one great passion. They have found a net-w ork of people who have r eplaced their work families and have given them a pur pose outside of their job and the positive feedback they once had. You do not need a paying job to help someone accomplish something important. The idea her e is r etir e to something and not just from something. And finding your way can be an interesting journey. Perhaps in searching for the way, the person who is most likely to benefit is you. Janice Clarkson, EdD, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional and Fernandina Beach resident. M any retirees share the same problem o f not yet finding a new identity with t heir new lifestyle. You can spot them b ecause they speak in terms of what w as rather than what is. MENTAL FITNESS J anice Clarkson A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e c c l l a a s s s s i i f f i i e e d d s s t t h h e e y y w w o o r r k k f f o o r r y y o o u u . C C a a l l l l 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6


O O u u t t s s i i d d e e o o p p i i n n i i o o n n s s R e: Outsiders, April 11. Historically totalitarian regimes k eep outside feedback away from the public. A steady stream of insider news keeps the population from considering unwanted, possibly disturbing, opinions. I hope the NewsL eader d oes not fall for that trap. No one is compelled to read an opini on that displeases him or her. Not to have that option is frightening. Jo Mer m an Amelia Island S S t t a a m m p p o o u u t t H H u u n n g g e e r r S aturday, May 10 marks the 2 2nd anniversar y of one of A mericas great days of giving the National Association of Letter Car r iers Stamp Out Hunger Food drive. Letter carriers walk through the community ever y day often com ing face to face with a sad r eality f or too many, hunger. S o, each year on the second S aturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations. These donations go directly to local food pantries, like Barnabas, to provide food to people in Nassau County who need our help. Last year, the letter carriers collected over 74 million pounds of foodn ationally feeding an estimated 30 million people. Over the course of its 21-year history, the drive has collected well over 1 billion pounds of food, thanks to a postal service universal deliver y network that spans the entire nation. The need for food donations is great. Currently, 49 millionA mericans (1 in 6e unsure where t heir next meal is coming from. Sixteen million are children who feel hunger s impact on their overall health and ability to perform in school. And nearly 5 million seniors over age 60 are food insecure, with many who live on fixed incomes often too embarrassed to ask for help. The post of fice food drive s tim ing is crucial. Food banks and pantries often receive the majority of their donations during the holiday seasons. By springtime, many pantries are depleted, entering the summer low on supplies at a time when many school br eakfast and lunch pr ograms are not available to childr en in need. How can you help? Just leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag at your mailbox on Satur day May 10 and your letter car rier will do the r est. I invite you to join in Americas great day of giving and help us in the fight to end hunger Mar y Pitcher Commu nity Relations Manager Bar nabas Center, Inc. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE In the age of technology, its too easy to be c hurlish. Take email, the modern convenience no one seems to be able to live without. Email turns normally nice people into buttheads. You know what Im talking about. It happened to me yesterday. I pride myself on being sensitive to other peoples feelings. I have sense of fairness that whops me upside my noggin when Im unfair. Call it Catholic guilt, if you will. But yesterday, my lesser a ngels descended on me in droves and did something that has left me with regret all day today. During an exchange of emails disagreeing with someone about something, I let my discourse take a turn for the nasty. It became the online equivalent of what used to be called a poison pen letter. With each exchange, I upped the anger ante while the person on the other e nd, to his credit, tried to play fair. I also did the unforgivable. I went viral and ccd everyone on the email tree for that particular discussion. Instead of being a gentleman and politely disagreeing with the other person in private, I fired off multiple nasty grams for all and sundry. My self-righteous indignation won out over reason and calm discourse. My mean angels cheered and hooted me on. My b etter angels wept and hung their heads in sorrow. I mean, when youre right, youre right. Right? So, HA! Take that! Or to quote the infamous Bernie Goetz, You dont look so bad. Heres another Except that I wasnt right. Not on anything. This morning, when I w oke up and checked my emails, thinking the battle royale might be continued, I was gobsmacked, as the Irish say, by the big, hard fist of reality. As was so quietly and respectfully pointed out to me, not only was I wrong, but Id been wrong at the tops of m y lungs, technologically speaking. Way wrong. Dead wrong. Wrong on all counts. Cometh the aftermath. The spiteful angels that yesterday filled me with so much venom and rancor departed my slumping shoulders and flew back to their evil abode, jeering, mocking and catcalling at having laid m e low. My first cup of joe tasted bitter. My second cup tasted like bile in my mouth. And I knew what I was about to taste next was going to be the worst of it all, the foul smelling, putrid taste of crow, served up in heaping helpings. Eat it, my better angels advised, pushing the plate toward me. It will taste nasty and make your stomach roil for a bit, but in the end, youll feel better for it. And dont sick it up o r well just serve you some more. Im a big believer in a way of living that goes like this: Step 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. Step 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or othe rs. Step 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. And so I did. Very publicly. Not only to the person I so viciously slammed in my fit of pique, but to all the innocent bystanders who got splattered by the poo I flung. My conscience would settle for no less. It was embarrassing is embarrassing but it had to be d one and Im glad that I had the courage to do it. The person I wronged was gracious and accepting of my apology. I received supportive phone calls from several others who received the email telling me not to fret too much over it. But I do anyway. Its in my nature. What I did was dishonorable. A person comes into this world with precious little but honor and self-respect. No one can take that away but o neself and when its gone, its mighty hard to retrieve. Email makes it too easy to do crappy stuff like this. In the old days, you had to write a letter. Then you had to find an envelope to put it in. Then you had to find a stamp. The process was cumbersome enough that it often deterred mailing that poison pen letter and allowing cooler heads to prevail. Plus it was a real hass le and expense to carbon copy everyone with it. Today you just hit send and make a complete ass of yourself. Take a deep breath. Dont be that guy. 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And the volunteers are: Verne Samson, J eanie Taylor, Pat Henderson, Jerry Torchia, G igi Feazell, Judy For ristal, Rosemar y S kidmore, Stephanie Brown, John Brown, Linda Peasante, Dora Yelk, Craig Nelson, Mar y Michaels, Cur t is Branscome, Ileen Bilek, Maddy Franchi, Lois Callahan, Bonnie Werner, Ann King, Jean Haines, Anne Showalter, Lisa Whiteman, Betty Silkunis, Anne Branscome, AnnaBranscome, JudyN elson, Marina Pestana, Nancy Inboden, Toby A tkinson, Shirley Raines, Jean de T ar nowsky, J oanne Helenborok, Lynda Rajfer, Jean Taylor, Debby Arnold, Loraine Bauchmann, Jane Bailey Ann Feltner Kathleen Por ter Kay McCaf fr e y Penny Sansbury, Teresa Dawsey, Nancy Ryan, Donna Cavanaugh, Evi Mobbs, Bonnie Crowe, John Crowe, Susan Kaye, Susan Kosciulek, Cathy Pierce, Nicholas, LeBlanc, Isabella Hower Jer emy Fischer B etty Dickson, Dee Stalcup, Mar y Lynn T orchia, Sue Gottesmann Jarzyna, John Allen F rank Acquino, David Cox, Fr e ddy Cox, Myr n a Amos, T o m For ristal, Gale Ulmer Rachel Woodcock, Kathryn Davis, Ron Kosciulek, Lee W einer, Mary Miner, John Miner Cynthia Griffin, Buddy Newman, Matt Emerson, Joseph Miranda, Dave T aylor, W ar ren Buchanan, Mary Libby, Steven Silkunis, Harvey Taylor, Patricia Richardson, JoAnn Leimber g, Helen T r u far o, David Raines, Cheri Lang,Wilma Allen, Joan Sheppared, Bruce Morrison, Marsha Dean Phelts, Debbie Price, Mar y Alice Southwick, Mark Cooner, Dawn Bostwick, Janet Loveless and members of the community fr om the Nassau County School Board, Nassau County Sheriffs Office, Parks and Recreation of Fernandina Beach, St. Peters Episcopal Chur ch, Memorial United Methodist Chur ch, Amelia Park and the entire FOL Board of Directors. Relax each day and enjoy your r eading. We hope you found all the books you were needing. As a final act please save the date: The fall 2014 book sale is Nov. 6, 7, 8. Annie Sparkle FOL Book Sale Chair/Board Member SERVING YOU Nassau County Commissioners: Danny Leeper District 1 -Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (hcel email: Steve Kelley District 2 -Amelia Island, Nassauville, ONeil, 277-3948 (hcell email: Pat Edwards, District 3 -Yulee, 335-0260 (cell email: Barry Holloway, District 4 Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-3230 (hcell Walter J. Boatright, District 5 -Callahan, 879-2564 (hcell email: C UP OF J OE J oe Palmer T he p arty of talk radio? So what does the T ea Par ty want this fall? A repeat of 2010, or a repeat of 2012? The Tea Party succeeded spectacularly in 2010. Its principled enthusiasm put Republicans back in charge of the House of Representatives and, if the Tea Party hadnt been so stupid in several races, it should have given the GOP control of the Senate. In 2010, T ea Party favorites Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Mike Lee won primaries and went on to win senate seats in Florida, Kentucky and Utah. But the T ea Par ty also won several other Republican primaries with candidates that turned out to be total embarrassments. Remember Christine ODonnell in Delaware? She defeated U.S. Rep. Michael Castle in the GOP primary for an open Senate seat. Then she had to spend all fall explaining to voters why she was not a witch. Castle would have won that seat in a walk. But ODonnell was almost laughed out of the state, losing 56-40 percent and handing Democrats a Senate spot they should never have had. In 2010, two other shaky Tea Party-backed primary victors, Sharron Angle in Nevada and Ken Buck in Colorado, suffered similar fates in the general election. In 2012 it was the same dumb stor y r ous ing Tea Party primary victories that thrilled conser vative talk-show hosts in May but guar anteed GOP losses in the fall. Yes, Ted Cruz won big in Texas. But only four of the 16 Senate candidates backed by the Tea Party won in the fall. It wasn t pr etty in 2012. After the Tea Party primaried GOP incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana, its candidate Richar d Mour dock went on to say some really stupid things about abortion and got his butt whipped in the fall, 50-44. And of course who can for get the great Todd Akin, the Republican House member from Missouri who was going to defeat Sen. Clair e McCaskill until he started blathering about legitimate rape and his campaign tanked. Now wer e getting ready for 2014 and the Tea Party still hasnt learned how not to shoot itself in both feet. Its still putting up primary candidates who clearly are not ready for primetime or any time. In Texas the Tea Party ran Rep. Steve Stockman in the March primary against sitting Sen. John Cor nyn. Stockman, who gave up his House seat and barely campaigned, will be remembered most for giving away barf bags for every $10 contribution. A few people may have thought that was cute or funny stuf f, but all it did was make the Tea Party and the GOP look incompetent and foolish. Especially when Cr onyn won by 58-19 per cent. Then theres Kentucky, where Matt Bevin is the Tea Party candidate challenging incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell in the May 20 primary. Last week, after he was caught speaking at a rally meant to build support for legal cockfighting in the state, Bevin defended himself by saying he was there because it was a state rights rally and he didn t know it was a cock fighting rally. OK, so hes either lying or really stupid. In either case, he s a lousy candidate and the T ea Party should ask him to do the Free World a favor and quit. The Tea Party zealots who havent learned from their mistakes in 2010 and 2012 are trying their best to screw up the GOPs chances to win the Senate this fall. Where does the Tea Party find these people to run in primaries? Most important, why do they of fer them up as legitimate Republican candidates? The T ea Party bosses have been listening to too much talk radio. They seem to think that what makes a good Republican candidate is someone who sounds like a talk radio host. But talk radio is all about bombast and attracting callers, not about winning elections. If Republicans are going to win general elections in 2014 and beyond, weve got to put up principled conservative candidates who sound like senators, congressmen and governors not kooks. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant and author of The New Reagan Revolution (St. Martins Press). He is the founder of the email ser vice r and pr esident of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. V isit his websites at and MAKING SENSE Michael R eag an BILL DA Y/CAGLE CAR TOONS


C OMMUNITY CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F R IDAY A P RIL 1 8, 2014 / N E WS L E ADER 8 A B IRTHS ART WORKS SCHOLARSHIPS n Kristen Mercedes Clark a nd Michael Harold Mann of Callahan announce the birth of a son, Logan Michael Mann, born at 10:25 p.m. March 13, 2014, at BaptistM edical Center. The baby weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces a nd measured 19 inches in l ength. He joins a brother, J ade Ichir o Upchur ch, 3. Pater n al grandpar e nts are Phillip Mann of Oregon and Cher yl L y nn Nor t on of Enid, Okla. Maternal grandparents are Mardou Brian Locke of Fernandina Beach and Don-a ld and Kelly Clark of Salinas, C alif. n Raleigh and Emily G reen of Fernandina Beach announce the birth of a son, Major Raleigh Green, born at 5:55 p.m. Feb. 5, 2014, in Jacksonville. The babyw eighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and measured 22 inches in l ength. He joins a brother, F orrest Green, 1. P ater n al grandpar ents ar e Ralph Gr e en and Cathy Lewis of Fernandina Beach. Mater nal grandpar e nts ar e Danny and Terry Bryant of Yulee. Great-grandparents are Carl and Sippie Green ofF ernandina Beach and Clara B ass of Yulee. 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 The Bible tells us that, the Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that He has made. (Psalm 145:9 goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saves us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of His own mercy. (Titus 3:4-5) What comforting words these are, for us to know that God loves us and that He is merciful. And even though we sometimes may be negligent and forget about His tender,loving concern for us, he is always therewith his power to assist us in all of our needs. We arecalled to be Godspresence in this world and enjoy the life that he has given us. however we should always be mindful of our need for his generousness and compassion. God wants us to be a joyful people and to be comfortable with ourselves by keeping a happy heart and a cheerful disposition. God our Father knows the desires of our hearts and he always wants what is best for us. In return, He asks for our love and trust in Him. Gods Tenderness and Compassion God says, I will save those who love me and will protect those who know me as Lord. When they call me, I will answer them. When they are in trouble, I will be with themI will reward them with long life; I will save them.Good News Bible Psalm 91:14-16 M iss Johnson, Mr. P opham N N e e t t h h e e r r l l a a n n d d D D a a r r b b y y C rystal Jeanne Darby and Tyler Elias Netherland, both of San Diego, Calif., were married at 10 a.m. Jan. 11, 2014, on Jekyll Island, Ga., w ith Rick Lee officiating. The reception followed at theJ ekyll Island Club Hotel. The bride is the daughter o f Evan and Connie Darby of Fernandina Beach. The bridegroom is the son of Mark and Lynette Netherland of San Diego, Calif. J J o o h h n n s s o o n n P P o o p p h h a a m m Megan Lynn Johnson and Andrew Cauley Popham Jr., both of Fernandina Beach, w ill be married at 3 p.m. April 19, 2014, on St. Simons I sland, Ga., with Pastor Rob Goyette officiating. The rec eption will follow at Epworth By the Sea, St. Simons Island. The bride-elect is the daughter of Angela Johnson and Michael Johnson, both of F ernandina Beach. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Sandra Morgan of Fernandina Beach and Andrew Popham Sr. of Folkston, Ga. WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS M r. and Mrs. Netherland FSS series looks at child welfare services Family Support Services of North Florida (FSSe and family preservation services in Nassau County at the Breakfast Learning Series, Tuesday at 9 a.m. Staff from FSS, the Department of C hildren and Families and Jewish F amily and Community Ser vices will d iscuss how the agencies work together to provide services and resources that help stabilize and str e ngthen local families in crisis. FSS offers the free educational program at its Nassau County office, 96016 Lofton Square Court in Yulee. N etworking and continental breakf ast begin at 8:30 a.m.; pr ogram from 9 t o 10:30 a.m. Register to attend at or 225-5347. Guest speakers will explain what happens fr om the time a call is r e ceived by the Florida Abuse Hotline, to the case assignment, including the investigation process. In addition, an overview of prevention services will be provided. Speakers will also discuss how local agencies work together to help keep children safe, and strive to prevent the need for children to enter foster care. The FSS Nassau Office is located in t he Lofton Square shopping center at SR 2 00 and Amelia Concourse. T he Breakfast Learning Series is offered by FSS the fourth Tuesday each month. The fr e e program features a speaker who shares information and insight into social services issues andtopics of value to parents and families. FSS is the lead agency for foster c are, adoption and family preservation i n Nassau and Duval counties. FSS s erves Nassau County as a local resource center for child protection and family pr e ser v ation ser v ices by par tner ing with other agencies, such as Childrens Home Society, Micahs Place and Jewish Family and Community Services. T T o o w w n n H H a a l l l l m m e e e e t t i i n n g g F amily Support Services of North F lorida will hold a town hall meeting f rom 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Lewis Red Bean Technical Center at Florida State College at Jacksonvilles Yulee campus. Speakers include the Chief E xecutive Officer Lee Kaywork of Family Support Services; Department o f Children and Families Regional Director David Abramowitz; and Chris C ompton, director of the Nassau Service Center. Abrief overview of Family Support Services will be provided as well as a discussion of community collabora-t ions specific to Nassau County, followed by questions and answers.F inger foods provided. For more i nformation call 225-5347. P lantation Ladie s give to T he C ummer T he Plantation Ladies Association h osted a luncheon on Mar c h 11 at the Amelia Island Club. The Plantation Ladies Association of Amelia Island pr ovides social and cultur al enrichment pr ograms for its members and encourages civic pr o jects that benefit the community. I n March, The Cummer Museum of A r t & Gar dens was invited, as a local o rganization of interest, to attend The Plantation Ladies Association luncheon. Maggie Reynolds shar e d a slide show of John Singer Sar gent. He was bor n in Florence, Italy to American parents and during his car eer cr eated about 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 w atercolors. S ar gent s most ambitious Broadway c anvas was the ravishing Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose. The paintings display at the Royal Academy in 1887 assuaged the doubts of English critics, and its acquisition for the British nation augured well for his career in London. He had established a solid reputation as a water-colorist. T he Plantation Ladies Association was proud to present Reynolds with a donation of $1,055 that will be used to support The Cummer Museum of Art & Gar dens Education Department, which provides children with a docent guided tour of the galleries and gardens, a hands-on art project in the studios and time in the childrens creative play area. For many of the students this is a first-time trip to Jacksonville. In partnership with Cummelia, a Nassau County affinity group of the museum, 800 thirdgrade Nassau County students tour the museum annually. The museum is located at 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville. For information visit or call (904 SUBMITTED The Plantation Ladies Association welcomed staff from The Cummer Museum of Ar t & Gar dens at its luncheon last month. Above are Betsy Millen, president of the PLA, Maggie Reynolds, guest speaker, and Mary Christianson, head of community outreach for the PLA. OLIVER! IN REHEARSALS SUBMITTED Oliver! rehearsals are running on schedule on the Fernandina Beach Middle School stage and now its time to purchase tickets. Tickets are on sale at Fernandina Beach Middle School in the main office and at Amelia Awards, 8 17 S. Eighth St. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Performances are May 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. With a community cast of over 140 from ages 6-65, performances will sell out fast, say organizers. This production, directed by Judy Tipton, will benefit Communities in Schools of Nassau County. K K i i d d s s a a r r t t The Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St.,F er nandina Beach, will offer free art classes for children: April 21 Pr e school Ar t, ages 3-5, with an adult, 10-11 a.m., led by Diane Hamburg April 26 Middle School Art, ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden April 26 Childr en s Ar t, a ges 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden Register at the gallery, 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. Classes ar e free and all materials are furnished. Classes held at the Education Center adjacent to the gallery. G G u u e e s s t t a a r r t t i i s s t t The Plantation Artists Guild and Galler y will featur e the works of guest artist Susan Hitchcock. The exhibi tion of Hitchcocks paintings runs from May 11 through June 14. On Friday, May 23, fr om 5:30-8 p.m., the galler y will host a reception marking the opening of a new collection of works by its member artists, which will include Hitchcocks watercolors. Hitchcocks watercolors cele-b rate the beautiful native and m igrator y bir ds that inhabit F lorida s coastal waters and marshes. The gallery is located in The Spa and Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. A A r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s A rtist Bill Maurer holds s ketch classes ever y T hursday at 10 a.m. Meet at Amelia Island Coffee Shop, then have fun sketching around town. Fee is $40. Call Bill at 261-8276 for mor e information. Maurer holds watercolor c lasses Fridays, 1:30-4 p.m. at S t. Peter s Chur ch, Room 201. Cost is $210 for six sessions or a $40 drop-in fee. All levels welcome. Lear n to paint in watercolors with Maurer, author of Sketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach Call 261-8276. Visit J J O O Y Y g g r r a a n n t t s s JOY to the Children offers a $1,500 per year grant to selected applicant(s graduate fr om a Nassau County high school and continue their education at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Applicants must demonstrate inter est in their field of study while being good citizens and who may not other wise be in position to focus on such a program without aid. Students must: be a U.S. and Nassau County legal r esi dent; have an outstanding attendance r ecor d; passing grades in all courses; docu mented involvement in activities outside of school; demon strate good citizenship; full-time FSCJ enrollment in degree or technical certificate pr ogram. Each high school will coordinate submissions. The grants ar e for tuition and books. N N S S F F A A The Nassau Sport Fishing Association will award the Johnny Thirsk Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior attending a Nassau County high school. A $1,000 scholarship will be awar ded to an outstanding senior. Applications must be post marked by April 20. The certificate will be presented at the recipients Senior Awards Program. They and their family will also be invited to a NSF A social meeting as guests. For applications visit px?pageId=1774468. For information contact Shawn Arnold at 556-5531 or 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 McCor mick Memorial Music Scholarship in memory of Dylan McCormick, who accidentally drowned in March 2012. His love of the guitar inspired his par ents, Phillip and V alerie McCormick, to offer this $500 scholarship to the college of the r ecipients choice. The scholarship is offered to Yulee High School seniors currently in music. Applications are available from the YHS music department. For infor mation contact Andrea Turner of Dave T ur ner Plumbing at 277-3942. Mail applications to Dave Turner Plumbing, 474390 State Road 200, Fernandina Beach, FL 32041. Deadline is April 30.


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A A d d v v a a n n c c e e d d c c l l a a s s s s On May 15 from 8 a.m. until noon, County Extension Director Becky Jordi and Duval County Commercial Hor ticultur e Agent Erin Harlow will conduct the A dvanced LCLM and Lawn & O r namental class, which pr o v ides 2 CORE CEUs and 2 Lawn & Ornamental CEUs. Topics will be Identification of Invasive Plant Species and Management for the first 2 hours. The second 2 hours will include current informa-t ion about thrips. Registration f ee is $20 and the deadline is M ay 12. Register online at h ttp://www eventbrite. com/e/may-2014-advancedlclm-and-lo-training-tickets10843795083. For questions, call 879-1019. E E a a r r t t h h D D a a y y c c l l e e a a n n u u p p For t Clinch State Park, 2 601 Atlantic Ave., will host a beach cleanup effort in honor of Earth Day on April 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visitors are invited to help beautify the beaches byr emoving trash and debris along the Atlantic Ocean and Cumberland Sound shorelines. Bags and gloves will be provided. The Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch gr oup will meet at 8 a.m. at the Dolphin Street lot at Main Beach. The W ild Amelia Natur e Festival group will meet at 11 a.m. at the fort parking lot. Park entrance fees waived for participants. For information call 277-7274 or visit www.Florida StateParks.or g. P P h h o o t t o o o o u u t t i i n n g g Ever dreamed of getting the perfect shot of a great blue heron in flight or a bumblebee nestled on a flower? Join a photographer and nature enthusiast for a leisur ely str oll on the Fair way Loop Trail and learn techniques to help captur e the beauty of the maritime forest and salt marsh on film, April 19 at 10 a.m. at Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Bring your own camera and photography supplies, sturdy shoes, bug spray, sunscr een and water. Space is limited to 10 participants. RSVP to the Talbot Islands State Park Ranger Station at (904 251-2320. The pr ogram is fr ee. L L a a w w n n g g a a m m e e s s W ant to find out how to lawn bowl or play croquet? Join a ranger on the green to learn about these fun outdoor games on April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort Geor ge Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is fr ee. For information contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904isit B B u u t t t t e e r r f f l l y y r r e e l l e e a a s s e e James Loper, landscape d esigner and owner of R eflections of Natur e Garden C enter at 3030 S. Eighth St., will give a brief talk about the different types of Florida native and Florida-friendly plants to attract butterflies at 10 a.m. April 26 at the center. Following the talk, butterflies will be r eleased into the gar d en. This fr ee event is open to t he public. For information c all 225-9915 or 491-8684. R R e e c c y y c c l l e e d d a a y y The city of Fernandina Beach is sponsoring a Hazardous Waste Cleanup & Recycle Event on April 26 att he city utility yar d,1017 S. F ifth St., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. R esidents can also dispose of hazar d ous household waste at the Home Depot parking lot in Yulee from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. that day, where the Florida Department of Environmental Pr otection and Keep Nassau Beautiful will be on-site coll ecting items. A paper shr edding ser vice will be available at the utility yard, and free pine mulch also will be available courtesy of Rayonier, while supplies last. For more information, call T odd Duncan with Keep Nassau Beautiful at 261-0165 o r the city Maintenance D epar tment at 310-3315, or visit www E E a a r r t t h h D D a a y y Celebrate Earth Day with a park ranger at the T albot Discovery Table on April 26. Lear n inter esting facts and get a hands-on experience through environmentally themed games. A table will be set up in the North Beach parking ar ea at the end of the boardwalk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come test your knowledge to see how much you know The park is located at 12157 Heckscher Drive. Visit T T u u r r t t l l e e p p r r o o g g r r a a m m Join a park ranger and learn about the lifecycle of the sea turtle and the importance of these cr eatur es on April 26 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No r eser vations are necessary and the pr ogram is free. For information contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904 2320. Visit www.floridastateparks.or g. M M i i t t i i g g a a t t i i o o n n c c l l a a s s s s Local homeowners ar e being sought to participate in the Make Mitigation Happen Workshop May 28 at 6 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. During the two-hour workshop par ticipants will meet exper ts with valuable infor ma tion on how homeowners can undertake one or more mitigation projects to strengthen their homes against the hazards that threaten Florida such as hur ricane for ce winds and other disasters. Par ticipants will also lear n how to save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowners insurance premium. To register and for information visit www.BeReady Florida.or g. Join the conversa tion on Twitter @FLSERT. CONTAINER GARDENING P HOTOS BY JOANNE THOMPSON/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Master Gardener volunteer Carol Ann Atwood explains the steps to creating beautiful containers for your landscape, above. Nassau homeowners were eager to learn how to make the perfect mixture of container plants. Left, Martha Cochrane of Yulee was all smiles since she won the container plant designed by Atwood. Atwood has been t eaching about container planting for several years now through the Nassau E xtension office. O n April 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., E xtension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic. All county r e sidents are invited to bring plant samples showing problems in their landscapes. Problems will be identified and solutions offered for correction. There is no fee for this service. For inform ation call 879-1019. Master Gardeners a re on phone duty Fridays, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 491-7340.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, APRIL18, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A T AKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME ... PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThe Buccaneer Sports Complex was hopping Wednesday night with games on all four Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth League fields. Elm S treet Little League will hold opening ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. at Charles L. Albert Field and next week the Fernandina BeachHigh School baseball team hosts the Distr ict 4-4A tournament, starting Monday. Raines and Andrew Jackson play at 4 p.m. and the FBHS Pirates take on Ribault at 7 p.m. West Nassau plays the Raines-Jackson wi nner at 4 p.m. Tuesday and Yulee takes on the FBHS-Ribault winner at 7 p.m. The championship game is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $6.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, APRIL18, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader ADULT SOFTBALL FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Baseball April 21-24DISTRICT4-4ATBA YULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Baseball April 18FIRSTCOAST6:00 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL W eightlifting April 12Sectional at Baker County NASSAU COUNTYSCHOOLS Flag Football April 22Hilliard-WNHS at FBHS5:00 FBHS-Yulee6:00 2014 SCHEDULES 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 Appraiser’s Office, in conjunction with the Tax Collector’s Office and other county departments, will host Nassau County Government Day from 3-6 p.m. April 19 at the Yulee 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. Bring the whole family for a fun event and help benefit some great charities. The complex is located at 86142 Goodbread Road, Yu lee. For information, email P r r o o w w r r e e s s t t l l i i n n g g A A p p r r i i l l 1 1 9 9Continental Championship Wrestling returns to Fernandina Beach Middle School April 19. New CCW champion “Flash n’Cash” Hayden Price will defend against “The Dealer” Vernon Black, “Rock n’Roll” Chris Turner takes on Julian Marcs and “The Collective” challenges “The Society of Sin” for the tag team titles. There will also be appearances by Jamie McKinnon, Maddog Miller, Kevin Toole, Drew Holliday, Shooter McGee and more. Advance tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the FBMS front office; general admission is $8 at the door. Special price ringside seats are $10, also available at FBMS. Aportion of the proceeds go to FBMS athletics.T T h h i i r r s s k k m m e e m m o o r r i i a a l l s s c c h h o o l l a a r r s s h h i i p pThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association will once again be awarding the “Johnny Thirsk Memorial Scholarship” to a worthy graduating high school senior attending one of the high schools in Nassau County. Thirsk was a driving force in the NSFAfor many years, offering his services as a board member, tournament director and in any other way he could help out. He was a friend to all. When he passed away in 2005, the club initiated a scholarship in his memory. Thirsk believed in giving back to the community. As in past years, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded directly to an outstanding graduating high school senior. This scholarship is a renewable scholarship, paid for two consecutive years for a total of $2,000 per recipient. To be eligible for consideration this year all completed applications with all required forms and information included, must be postmarked by April 20. The certificate will be presented at the recipients’senior awards program at their school. In addition the recipient and their family will also be invited to attend a Nassau Sport Fishing Association monthly social meeting as guests of the organization. Additional information including all necessary application forms, selection criteria and instructions for all submissions are available on the NSFAwebsite at The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth related community and other civic minded activities. For information on the scholarship, contact Shawn Arnold at 556-5531 or E l l m m S S t t r r e e e e t t L L i i t t t t l l e e L L e e a a g g u u e eElm Street Little League will hold opening day ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for the 2014 season, which is dedicated to the late Brenda Peterson.J J a a g g u u a a r r s s   t t i i c c k k e e t t r r e e n n e e w w a a l l c c a a m m p p a a i i g g n nThe Jacksonville Jaguars kicked off their 2014 season ticket renewal campaign with an all-new, innovative experience for their season ticket holders. With the launch of their digital e-brochure allowing a seamless renewal process, as well as new stadium renovations providing five new exciting seating options and the season ticket holder rewards program Jags 365, this year’s fan experience will provide a whole new level of service and excitement. Visit S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s sThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or or visit for information.S S p p o o r r t t s s a a s s s s o o c c i i a a t t i i o o n nNassau County Sports Association meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609. SPORTS SHORTSFERNANDINABEACH PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT ADULT SOFTBALLLEAGUES SPRING 2014 RECREATIONALCO-ED LEAGUE March 31 Y ulee Chili’s17 River Rats4 KraussCare Krushers13 Martex Services5 Scared Hitless18 Logic Mountain7 Y ulee Chili’s14 KraussCare Krushers12 Scared Hitless13 Martex Services7 Diamond Cutters14 T asty’s Burgers7 April 7 Martex Services17 Logic Mountain2 Y ulee Chili’s26 T asty’s Burgers 12 Scared Hitless17 River Rats 16 KraussCare Krushers 17 Diamond Cutters 4 Scared Hitless 16 T asty’s Burgers 3 Martex Services 10 River Rats8 April 14 Martex Services20 T asty’s Burgers4 Diamond Cutters13 Logic Mountain3 Diamond Cutters 16 River Rats 10 Y ulee Chili’s 20 Scared Hitless9 KraussCare Krushers19 River Rats3 Logic Mountain 7 T asty’s Burgers0 (forfeit) STANDINGS KRAUSSCARE KRUSHERS7-1 DIAMOND CUTTERS7-2 YULEE CHILI’S6-2 MARTEX SERVCES6-3 SCARED HITLESS4-5 RIVER RATS3-7 TA STY’S BURGERS2-8 LOGIC MOUNTAIN1-8 All games played at the Ybor Alvarez Softball Fields, 3243 Bailey Road. For statistics and schedules, log onto .SUBMITTEDAmelia National Golf & Country Club held its sixth annual Member-Guest Tournament over the weekend. It featured the biggest field ever and guests came from all over the country to complete and socialize. The winners, in a dramatic six-team shootout, were Amelia National member Joe Straub and guest Joe Bresette from North Hampton. Among the highlights of this year's event were back-to-back holes-in-one on the first day of the tournament by Roy Gross and Bill Wall, a glass breaking contest and an awards gala featuring the band, "Working for Crazy." MEMBER-GUEST CHAMPS JUNIOR CAMPSBoys & 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 registration 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 2611075 or 491-9102. FERNANDINABEACH P ARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT For more information, log onto SUMMER ADULTBASKETBALLLEAGUE registration now through May 2 at the Atlantic Center. $350 team fee due May 2. Each team’s players must wear matching colored shirts with visible numbers. 12-person roster limit. All games played at Peck Gym on Mondays and Thursdays (possibly some Wednesdays). Season begins May 19. For more information, call/email Jay Robertson (310-3361, SUMMER ADULTSOFTBALLLEAGUES. Registration for Recreational Co-ed, Men’s, and Women’s Leagues from April 28-May 19. $275 team fees (all leagues) due May 19 at the Atlantic Center ($25 late fees added to team fees received after May 19. T eam fees will not be accepted after May 20). $72 twogame forfeit fees (Recreational Co-ed and Men’s Leagues) and $48 twogame forfeit fees (Women’s League) due May 30 at the Atlantic Center. Captains’Meeting All leagues: May 22, 6:30 p.m, Atlantic Center Auditorium. 10-game regular season and single-elimination tournament in each league. Recreational Co-ed: games on Mondays. Men’s: games on Thursdays. W omen’s: games on Thursdays. Season begins: Rec Co-ed June 2; Men’s and W omen’s June 5. For information, call/email Jason Brown (310-3353, or log onto the softball leagues’website: ball. YOUTH VOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. For school and club teams. Players must have adult coach or adult supervision. Please call at least 24 hours in advance: 310-3353. $2/day City resident, $5 Non-City. OPEN INDOOR SOCCER at Peck Gym Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. $2 City residents, $5 Non-City. OPEN BASKETBALLat Peck Gym Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. 5:45 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. 2 p.m, based on court availability. SUMMER WEDNESDAY NIGHTADULTCO-ED 1PITCH SOFTBALLLEAGUE registration from April 28-May 19. Combination of ASAand USSSArules. 6/4 male-tofemale ratio. 15-person roster limit per team. Men must use ASA-approved bats. Women may use ASA-approved or USSSA-approved bats. 8game regular season and double-elimination tournament. Games have 45-minute time limits. $220 team fees due May 19 at the Atlantic Center ($25 late fees added to team fees received after May 19. Team fees will not be accepted after May 20). $48 two-game forfeit fees due May 30 at the Atlantic Center. Captains’Meeting: May 22, 6:30 p.m, Atlantic Center Auditorium. Season begins: June 4. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY A PRIL 18 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B THIRD FRIDAY J oin the A me lia I sland Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., for the next 3rd on 3rd Street presentation April 18 at 6 p.m. Special guest Coleman L an gsha w will de li ver a pre sent ation on Cumberland Island ... From Tomachichi to Today. Langshaw, part of the fifth generation of the Carnegie family to live in the area, will take the audience back to Cumberland I sland s pre-Carnegie days, discuss the arrival of his f amily and g i ve his per sonal insights on Cumberland today. This program is free for members, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. S eatin g is firs tcome, first-served. For information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or g r C ARS & C OFFEE G reat weather for car w atching means come out to Cars And Conversation (and Coffee!) at Starbucks on Sadler Road on April 19 from 10 a.m. until noon. T he r a cin g sea son is under w ay and there is lots to talk about. Show off your ride and find out where you can show it race it or just drive and enjoy it to the max. There are lots of neat upcoming e vents to kno w about. Fun folks from Auto L e g ends A me lia will tell you all about auto trends and whats happening in the auto industry. Stop by see the unique automobilia, say hello and meet motoring folks and hardware you just won see an ywhere e lse. Rain cancels. GOVERNMENT DAY The Property Appraiser and T a x Collector office s and other county departments will host Nassau County Government Day April 19, featuring a charity sof tb all game. Enjoy refreshments sponsored by the Farm Bureau and Coca-Cola, music, bounce house, an Easter egg hunt for ages 2-8 and more starting at 3 p.m. at the Yulee Sport Complex, 86142 G oo dbread Road T he event is free, with small donations suggested. The egg hunt is at 3:30 p.m. and game time is 4 p.m. P r o ceeds will bene fit the J uvenile Dia be t es Research Foundation, Katie Ride for Life, United Way and the James Page Scholarship Fund. T he Ea s ter egg hunt is coordinated by members of the Nassau County School Board, with 1,000 e ggs with prize s inside. Bring your own baskets. For information contact Justin Taylor at 4917304 or VOLUNTEER AWARDS LUNCHEON The 29th annual Nassau County V olunt eer Cent er s Volunteer Awards luncheon will be held April 24 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Cent er fr om noon until 1:30 pm. Awards will be presented by the city of F ernandina Beach (the Elsie Harper awards for service to youth, seniors, community enrichment and social services), the Nassau County Commission, the A me lia I sland /Nassau County Association of Realtors, the town of Hilliard, the Rayonier Foundation, the Fernandina Optimis t Club and the G reat er W e s t Na ss au Chamber of Commer ce. For tickets for a table of eight ($160); a half-table of four ($85ss tickets ($35), and individual tickets ($15) call the Volunteer Center at 261-2771 or visiting E ASTER E GG H UNTSAND MORE F UN PAGE 5B M eet Lucy, Callie, Miko and Mrs. P of the ARC Raptor Experience Exhibit at the Amelia Island Garden Show, set for Saturday and Sunday in Central Park. The fifth annual event brings together an array of nurseries, growers, farmers, a rtisans and more selling everything from plants, flowe rs and trees of every kind to garden art, hard-to-find tools and accessories. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Every year the ARC Raptor Experience is among the most popular exhibits of the show.M rs. P., a barred owl, is native to North America and best k nown as the Hoot Owl for her d istinctive call. Getting an upc lose look at Mrs. P is always a thrill, particularly if she feels like baring her ears and feet! Accompanying Mrs. P will b e ARCs Eastern Screech Owl, Lucy. This is Lucys first visit and a rare opportunity to see where those mysterious nighttime thrills come from. Common east of the Rockies, Eastern Screech Owls are highly camouflaged birds that hide out in tree nooks and c rannies during the day. With only 200 pairs in the s tate, short-tailed hawks are often hard to find although they breed throughout central and south Florida. ARCs dark phase short-tailed hawk, Miko, will be at the show. Miko arrived at ARC in 2009 as an immature bird witha gunshot injury to his left wing. This damage to the follic les of the wing prevents typic al gr owth of feathers and c ompromises his ability for normal flight. PHOTOS COURTESY OF AMELIA ISLAND GARDEN SHOW/ARK T he raptors of ARK include, clockwise from top left, Lucy the Eastern Screech Owl, Callie the American Kestral, Mrs. P. the barred owl and Miko, the shorttailed hawk. Raptors set to steal the show Garden Show this weekend These color ful painted c ymbals ar e among the ar tw ork that will be auctioned o f f at the thir d annual Big Band Bash on Saturday from 7-10 p.m. in the ballroom of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. The gala event, a fundraiser for the Amelia Island Jazz Festival s scholarship prog ram for aspiring young m usicians, will featur e the Dynamic Les DeMerle 17piece Orchestra with vocalist Bonnie Eisele and special guests in a salute to Americas legendary big bands. A Meet and Gr eet the Musicians cocktail party b egins at 6:30 p.m. and i ncludes a complimentar y glass of champagne. The evening also will feature the auction of an original piece of jazz art donated by Park West Gallery. Dress is semifor mal. T i ckets are $75 and availa ble at www, the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road, or at the AIFBY Chamber Of Commerce, Gateway to Amelia. Call (904 4772 or email for information. PHOTOS COURTESY OF AMELIA ISLAND JAZZ FESTIV AL MUSIC AND AR T A T BIG BAND BASH Talented trio at helm of pageant A LLEN LENNON For the News-Leader The local leadership team for the National Day of Prayer has announced that planning for the 2014 obser vance of the day in our community is well under w ay The local event will be held T hursday May 1 at 7:30 p.m. T he Journey Church at 95707 Amelia Concourse will provide the location for this inter denom inational service. Eighteen years ago a local NDP Leadership Boar d was for med fr om a gr oup of men f rom various local churches, c alled The W atchmen, who have m et faithfully each Wednesday morning to pray for our nation, our community and our families. Again this year, Nassau County will be part of the 63rd annual nationwide obser vance of the National Day of Prayer T he 2014 theme for the N ational Day of Prayer is One V oice United in Prayer. The keynote speaker for the local observance will be Dr. Frank Wright, CEO of the National Religious Br oadcasters. We are very fortunate to h ave a person of Dr. Wrights backgr ound and experience to bring our keynote message this year, said Norm Purdue, the local NDP coordinator. Dr. Wright has had a distinguished car eer in Christian broadcasting and media, and we ar e fortunate to have him speak to us about the battle in the modern media for the hearts and minds of our young people, said Purdue. e ar e also very excited to hold this service off-island at The Journey Church this year, and we hope people from all across Nassau County will be Dr. Frank Wright has served as the president andC hief E xecutive O fficer of the National Religious Br oadcasters, a position he held for the past 11 years. Having man-a ged the w orlds largest Christian media association,W right has significant and wide-ranging experience in the electr onic media market place, including active engagement in the regulatory and public policy processesc entered in Washington, D.C. Plans under way for Day of Prayer May 1 PRAYER Continued on 2B SHOW Continued on 2B J UDIE MACKIE For the News-Leader The master of cerem onies for the 2014 Miss Shrimp Festival Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by The Hampton Inn and Suites Harbor Front Hotel on Amelia I sland, will be Action News Reporter Russell Colburn. C olburn joined the Action News team in February after spending t hree years w orking as a w eekend sports a nchor and reporter in Mobile, Ala., for WALA, the Fox affili-a te. Colburns J acksonville career will g ive him the opportunity to see what the beaches of east Florida haveto of fer s ince he g raduated f rom the University of Central Florida and grew up in Destin. The pag e ant will h ave 19 N assau County juniors and sen iors, ranging in age from 16 to 18, said Pageant Coor dinator Cr ystal Molchan. The young ladies will com p ete on the Riverfront Stage f or the Miss Shrimp Festival 2 014 title and a $1,000 scholarship at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at the 51st Annual Isleof Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. This is Molchan s first year coor dinating the p ageant for the Shrimp F estival. Molchan, a local a ctress, pirate, costumer and hairdresser, participated in the Miss Teenage America Pageant as one of 60 semi-finalists, and s he was first runner-up in t he Miss Continent Pageant. Playing an extra in local Colburn M olchan C onner SHRIMP Continued on 2B O FF & O N T HE I SLAND


2B F RIDAY A PRIL 18, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS A pancake breakfast fundraiser for Relay for Life w ill be held at Applebees in Fernandina Beach on April 19 from 8-10 a.m. This fundraiser will be for the team of Doctors Joyce, Luke and P eters. Breakfast is $8 and servers will be Dr. Robert J oyce, Dr. Annette Bell and Beverly Michael, PA. Comeo ut to support your favorite server in this Celebrity C hallenge. For tickets or information contact any server or call Joni Reid at 556-6767. Americas Youth will host a bike rodeo on April 19 starting at 10 a.m. at 907S outh 11th St., Fernandina Beach. The event is spons ored by the Fernandina Beach Police and Utilities departments and will teach kids basic bicycle safety skills. Enter for a chance to win p rizes and enjoy free hotdogs and drinks. If you have a bike,p lease bring it. T he Amelia Island C ulinary Academy presents d emonstration classes with C hef Bill Thompson. T he 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 the Italian tradition of making pasta by h and. Sauces will include M ushroom Ragu and Tomato, Z ucchini & Pancetta. Fee is $35. For registration and information email Carlos Garland, from season 10 of Foxs So You Think You Can Dance, willb e a part of the dance works hop at the McArthur YMCA A pril 19. F ee is $40. See www.danceonamelia.WEBS.c om for the schedule or sign up at the Y. Anyone ages 3-18 is welcome to attend, but space is limited. K ings Bay, Ga., RC M odelers will hold their s econd annual Public Field Day and RC Air Show on A pril 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (weather permitting) at Oakwell RC Airfield (end of Clarks Bluff and Oakwell Road). Visitw for d etails. R emote control planes will be on display and flight demonstrations begin at 1 1 a.m., including a candy drop from a 1/4 scale Citabria, an RC glider tow-up by a giantscale Piper Pawnee, an RC skydiver drop from a 1/4 scaleC ub, an RC aerobatic flight by a giant-scale Decalathon, a Q uad-rotor flight, a 3D flight demonstration and an aerobatic RC helicopter demonstration. If there is interest, a night flying demonstration with mini LED parachute drop will be held at 9 p.m. Bring a chair and enjoy a bonfire. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 for a ready-to-fly quadrotor copter with camera. Food and drink will be availa ble on site. W alkinNassau will hold a walk of the Fernandina B each Golf Course on April 22 at 5 p.m. Meet at course clubhouse on Bill Melton Road off Fletcher to sign in. The group will walk one of the courses. Dinner will follow for those interested at a nearby r estaurant. For information and to RSVP, contact Jane B ailey at or 261-9884. Nassau Boomers will hold a Meet-n-Greet and Dinner at Pablos Mexican Grill and Cantina, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach on April 24 at 6:30 p .m. P lease RSVPto by A pril 17. Enjoy dining together in the outdoor courtyard at a huge table reserved just for the Boomers. Invite your single amigos and dont forget to RSVP. Nassau Boomers is a group for single Baby B oomers (born between 1946-64). They meet monthly. T he Amelia Island M useum of History, 233 S. T hird St., invites you to its n ext Brown Bag Lunch on May 7 at noon. Nancy Dickson will discuss the Civilian Conservation Corp ( CCC) on Amelia Island. Part o f FDRs New Deal, the CCC w as a public relief program f rom 1933-42 that provided j obs for young men related to t he conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state and local governments like the restoration of Fort Clinch. This program is free and open to the public. Fori nformation contact Gray at 2 61-7378, ext. 102, or g The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its monthly coffee on May 8. W omen interested in joining the club and who reside in N assau County (no matter h ow long they have lived h ere) are welcome to attend. For further information contact Lucy Bryan at (904 19 or, or visit T he Friends of the F ernandina Beach Library p resent a Love at High Noon luncheon on May 9 at noon at Cafe Karibo featur ing New York Times and USA Today best-selling romance author Brenda Jackson.T ickets are $20 and can be p urchased at the Fernandina B each Library on North Fourth S treet by May 5. The third annual Divas Day Out to benefit the Amelia Island nonprofit Girl Power 2 Cure will be held May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Atlantic Rec Center auditorium, 2500 Atlantic A ve., Fernandina Beach. Admission is a $3 donation per person; kids 6 a nd under admitted free. Enjoy 30 vendor booths featuring jewelry, home goods, beauty products, health and fitness and more, e ntertainment including adultsand kidsfashion s hows, fitness demos, a makeover reveal, womens s elf defense demonstration and dances. Kidsevents include a Diva Dress Up booth, hair styling and makeup, cupcake decorating, free learn-to-play tennis clinic, a Mothers Day craft and more. Aportion of every purchase supports Girl Power 2 C ures mission to bring an end to Rett Syndrome, the m ost severe form of autism. For information about the event, go to or email Tiffany Wilson at Visit T he Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education ( HAWKE), a nonprofit charity that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles, will hold its 20th annual Dine on the Wild Side fundraising dinner at The St. A ugustine Alligator Farm on May 17. The event features a n open house from 5-9 p.m. A ward-winning composer J amie DeFrates will provide m usical entertainment. D inner is 6-7:30 p.m. and includes barbecue chicken and vegetarian options. Advance tickets are $45 for ages 12 and up or $30 fork ids 5 to 11. Admission ages 4 and under is free if they share a n adults meal. Send a check a nd a self-addressed s tamped envelope to HAWKE, P.O. Box 188, Elkton, FL32033 (indicate veggie or BBQ). Alimited number of $50 tickets will be available at the door. Purchase tickets online untilM ay 15 at www.hawkewild Call (904 THEA TER F ernandina Little T heatre, 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 sustainability The final award-winning d ocumentary film, Gasland Part II, will be shown April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at FLT. This film is an in-depth examination of the dangers of fracking, now occurring on a global level in 32 countries. Tickets are $6 and available at The UPS Store in the F ernandina Beach Publix shopping center Aportion of proceeds benefits the U.S. Green Building Council, North Florida Chapter. Visit The national tour of the new musical The Addams Family, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Jacksonville premiere on May 2 at 8 p.m. at the T imes-Union Center s Moran Theater. Tickets start at $32 and are available at the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at (904 442-BWAY(2929 at www Discounts available for groups of 10 or more at (904 2947 or MUSEUM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information about downtown Fernandina. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the town s most popu lar, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One tick et will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful tales about the places you visit as well as those you see along your way. Its a great way to see Fernandina and learn about its history. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID); tour begins at the historic train depot in downtown Fernandina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or F F i i r r e e b b i i r r d d c c o o n n c c e e r r t t J acksonville Symphony Orchestra presents The Firebird April 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. w ith Shizuo Z Kuwahara, conductor, and Stewart Goodyear, piano. Enjoy the fun side of Soviet-era music. Stravinskys vividness, Prokofievs energy, Khachaturians rhythms and Shostakovichs humor. Tickets are $25-$72. Call (904 o r visit for more information. Y Y o o u u t t h h c c o o n n c c e e r r t t The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra presents a year-end concert on April 28 at 7 p.m. with Scott C. Gregg, JSYO music director and principal conductor This is the season finale concert of the JSYO Overture, Foundation, Encore and Premiere string ensembles. T ickets are $5 (childadult ( for information. 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. The next one is April 28 from 6:30-9 p.m. The events are free. Light refreshments will be s erved. For information call 477-7268. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d T he Nassau Community Band i s an ensemble of amateur musicians, r etired and current music educators, even f olks that have not played since high school or college. It 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 info@nass, call band President C huck 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 Amelia River CruisesAdult BYOB Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r C aseys Bar, 852426 US 17, Yulee will h ost Blistur on Saturday, April 26 at 9 p.m. Call 225-2000. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. and the piano s tyling of Steve Fingers on Saturday aftern oons. Call 432-7086. Join them on F acebook at courtyardpubandeats for infor mation on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s D avid s Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash S t., presents A aron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:3010:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by l ocal musician Terry Smith. Musicians perf orm and the audience gets to hear new talent. 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 Turtle, 14 S. Third St., presents Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday f rom 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on highend turntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 321-2324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. F letcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at 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 night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. D ress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. 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 Join them on Facebook or visit S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music 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 A tlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live i nside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. V i sit www.sandybottoms S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on 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 6-10 p.m. W ednesdays. Call 491-8999 or email k Join them on F acebook or visit 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 Macy s in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 61 0 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p .m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the B reakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. V i sit Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar, 3199 S. Fletcher A ve., presents DJ Roc on the deck W ednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith F ridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers S aturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-571 1 or email Join them on Facebook or visit S ubmit items and updates for this calen dar to Assistant Editor Sin Per r y at MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-b y3 box contain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the W edne sday B-section. W ednesday April 16 Solution O UTAND A BOUT Miko would not have the stamina r equir ed to hunt, evade larger predators or otherwise sur vive in the wild and ther e for e must live in captivity wher e he can be pr o vided food and assured of his safety. Callie, a female American kestrel, returns to the show representing one of the smallest falcons in North America and she loves being admired! Be sur e to stop and see the feather ed visitors at the ARC booth where you will lear n about the natural histor y of the birds and their impor tance to us and our environment. ARC focuses on the physical reconditioning of raptors that have been inactive for an extended time while recovering from illness or injury. They use falconry techniques to evaluate a bir s chances of sur vival in the wild after recovering from an injury and to teach nestling bir ds how to hunt. V isitors will lear n how these techniques are used so the bird can be successfully released. While at the show, also be sure to visit the on-site experts who will answer questions about gardening challenges and how to green your home, yard and garden. Enjoy gourmet foods and the Picnic Bench Dining Court, whether its pastries and a coffee for breakfast or lunch. A 2-day pass for both Satur day and Sunday is $5. Admission for Sunday only is $4. Childr en under 12 ar e fr ee and please, no pets. Fr ee parking is available across the street from the show, and preferred parking is $5. Boy Scout Troop 152 will offer a tote and carry service by delivering plants to a pick-up area where they can be loaded into your car. Shoppers ar e welcome to bring their own wagons, too. For mor e infor mation visit www.ameliagar The Amelia Farmers Market, open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation, will be open normal hours Saturday so shoppers can stop there before the garden show. Call 491-4872 or visit www .ameliafar mers SHOW Continued from 1B films such as Preserve, Eye of the Hur ricane and the Diar y of Pr eston Plummer, featuring Trevor Morgan and Rumor W illis, Molchan has a consum mate flair for theatrics and will undoubtedly do a fantastic job organizing the pageant. Choreographer Kristin Conner will have the girls kicking up their high-heels, wearing glamorous evening gowns to an enter taining number loaded with smiles and pivot turns. Conner began studying dance under her grandmother Joan Bean, at the age of three at Fernandinas Bean School of Dance. She continued her education in dance at Florida State College at Jacksonville and was invited to dance with the Kamia Contemporary Dance Theater in 2009. This year s Miss Shrimp Festival Scholarship Pageant is sure to be a hit with this talented trio at the helm. The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is May 2 4. Festivities kick of f with the pr efestival Pirate Parade at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. V isit www SHRIMP Continued from 1B able to attend, said Per due. Don Edwar ds, minister of music at Amelia Plantation Chapel, is organizing a community choir comprising singers fr om several local churches to provide special music and lead the praise and worship time. People inter ested in singing for this service should come to a rehearsal at Amelia Baptist Chur ch at 7:30 p.m. on T uesday April 29. (Amelia Baptist Chur ch is at 961167 Buccaneer T rail at the South Fletcher roundabout.) The National Day of Prayer is a vital par t of the national heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the people in the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including Pr esident Lincoln s pr oclamation of a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer in 1863. In 1952, a joint r esolution by Congr ess, signed by Pr esident T r uman, declared an annual national day of prayer Each year the pr esident signs a pr oclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the gover nors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations. For mor e infor mation contact Nor m Purdue at T o volunteer for the choir email allen PRAYER Continued from 1B


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY A P RIL 18, 2014/News-Leader Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8:00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 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 CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHI nnovative Style, Contemporary Music, C asual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice...Y BC Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am S unday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH Sunday Service . .10:30 am Bible Study . . . .9:30 am Wednesday Service...7:00 pm 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 St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner of8th & 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 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 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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If I hadnt been almost f inished, Im sure I would have stopped immediately. My moment ary delay only made her more determined to get my attention. By the time I spun the mower around, her yells overcame the sound of the engine. I have some wonderful neighbors. Often, when Im not around, E ric, Cheryls husband, cuts my grass. Though I dont get a chance to d o his much, every now and then, I do. On the day I went whipping across their back yard, and Cheryl came frantically out the back door waving her hands, I had a hunch w hat it was about. The asparagus, she said in desperation. As I thrott led the engine down, she sighed with relief. Finally, she had my full a ttention. Dont go over there, she p ointed and repeated herself. Ive still g ot asparagus in the ground. My smile back and thumbs up broughta visible waive of p eace to her face. Anyone who k nows my neighbor Cheryl knows how m uch she loves her garden. To run over it with a lawn mower would be a huge mistake. Truth is, it could even b e fatal. Allright, I exaggerate slightly, but not much. Thankfully, as pass ionate as she is about growing her garden she is equally about giving it a way at harvest time. I find that same thing to be true with G od. If you dont know, you should. G od is a gardener. I suppose theres no better time to talk about that than now. Not only is it springtime and everything is in bloom, but its Easter, the time when all over the w orld untold millions celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the d ead. From the Garden of Eden to the G arden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed in agony before His cross, God has always been interested in gardens. Why? I think its because they provide the perfect picture of w hat God is looking for in each of us. Let me explain. G ardens are where things are planted, watered, fertilized, pruned a nd ultimately grow and produce fruit. Thats exactly what God has in m ind for each of us. Im sure thats why on the day they buried Jesus, t hey buried Him in a garden tomb. Its also no doubt why the apostle Paul referred to Jesus in His resurrection as the First Fruits of them that slept. (1Corinthians 15:20 W hen you take all that, and throw in the words of John the apostle conc erning Mary Magdalene weeping at the garden tomb, things get even c learer. Jesus said to her, Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking? Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, Sir, if you h ave carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will t ake Him away. (John 20:15 did Mary know that Jesus in fact was t he gardener and that He was there to harvest her as His first convert a fter His resurrection. Since that time, multitudes have followed her e xample. For me, the good news is, like my neighbor Cheryl, God cares passionately about His garden, and that garden is us. Though from time to time H e may throw some manure around us, and even cut and prune a few t hings away, the bottom line is Hes working all things together for our g ood. As we celebrate Easter this year, its my prayer that, like Mary Magdalene, our eyes will be opened to see Him as He is the living, lovi ng savior of the world! Robert L. Goyette is pastor of L iving Waters World Outreach Center. RELIGION NOTES F F o o o o d d n n e e e e d d e e d d T he Salvation Army Hope House is working to replenish its emergency food supply. It needs: 1) Canned meats 2) Canned fruit 3) Peanut butter & jelly 4) Breakfast foods like cereal, granola bars, oatmeal, g rits, etc. 5) Pastas and s tarches macaroni & c heese, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, rice, noodles ramen, spaghetti, egg & elbows 6) Boxed meals 7) Canned prepared dinners 8) Dried beans and canned baked beans 9) Condensed s oup 10) Toilet paper 11) C lothes detergent. Thank you f or your generosity and for b ringing your donations to 410 S. Ninth St. T T u u e e s s d d a a y y w w o o r r s s h h i i p p The reading of the Word is pr ofound; the questions and discussion lively Join the S alvation Army Hope House a s they continue their jour ney t hr o ugh Acts on T u esday April 22. For mor e infor m ation, call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope House, located at 410 S. Ninth St. D D i i v v i i n n e e M M e e r r c c y y s s e e r r v v i i c c e e O n Divine Mercy Sunday, A pril 27, at 3 p.m. at St. M ichael Catholic Chur c h, ther e will be a veneration of the Divine Mercy image with prayers, including recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mer cy Jesus promised through Saint Faustina that if w e go to (prior a nd attend Mass and r eceive H oly Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday, all previous sins, no matter how serious, will be for given. 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 fr om thr o ughout N assau County are invited to p articipate in a choir being a ssembled to sing for the local N ational Day of Prayer observ ance on May 1 at 7:30 p.m. The Journey Church, 95707 Amelia Concourse, is the locat ion for this interdenominat ional service. A rehearsal to prepare for this service will be held at Amelia Baptist Chur c h (961167 Buccaneer Trail in Fernandina Beach) at 7:30 p.m. April 29. Don Edwards, minister of music at Amelia P lantation Chapel, is organizi ng the community choir to p rovide special music and lead the time of praise and worship. Interested singers should send an email with their name, voice part and contact information to Allen Lennona t o r phone 261-8799 and leave a m essage, so adequate copies of the music can be obtained. S S o o n n g g s s p p i i n n n n e e r r s s c c o o n n c c e e r r t t New Vision Congregationa l Church will host the S ongspinners in concer t on M ay 5 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a fun and eclectic variety of songs sur e to razzle dazzle your spir it. The concer t will featur e selections including the show tunes Razzle Dazzle fr om Chicago and As Time Goes By from Casablanca, an upbeat gospel version ofM usic Down in My Soul, a medley of Irish blessings, Summer t ime and others. The Songspinners is a volunteer womens choral gr oup open to any woman who loves to sing. The group, under the direction of Jane Lindberg, began with 20m embers in 2006 and has gr o wn to 47 voices. As volunteers, their mission is to bring music and pleasure to the hearts of those they encounter. A reception following the concer t is held in appreciation of the Song-spinners and the ser vice they pr ov ide to our community. Admission to the concert is free. Donations will be a ccepted for the Nassau H umane Society building f und. New Vision worships each Sunday at 96072 Chester Road in Y u lee. Visit www.New VisionCongregationalChurch. org, find them on Facebook or contact the Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore at 238-1822. G G r r u u b b a a n n d d t t h h e e G G o o s s p p e e l l A Bible-based prayer service with free breakfast offers food for the body and the soul at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at The Barn in Yulee, 850918 US 17, one block north of A1A at the corner of Pages DairyR oad. Call 477-7268. 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 organi-z ation. It meets Wednesdays f r om 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. April 1 6-May 7 it will meet at the Chamber of Commerce on Amelia Island. The gr oup has been a venue for hiring, finding volunteers and employment. There is no cost. Just show up, bring business cards and marketing material for hand-o uts and your lunch. There is time for everyone to present their company or or g anization and ther e is a short video each week from the Genesis: The Business W orkshop regarding keeping integrity and faith in the workplace. For information contactK ar L L i i f f e e l l i i n n e e V V B B S S Lifeline Ministries, 1438 East Oak St., Fernandina Beach, will hold Vacation Bible School July 22-26 fr om 6:30-8 p.m. nightly. To learn mor e, contact dir ector EASTER SERVICES H H o o l l y y T T r r i i n n i i t t y y H oly Trinity Anglican Church will hold a prayer vigil followed by the Stations of the Cross liturgy at 6 p.m. tonight. On Easter Sunday, April 20, the first Mass of Easter will be at 8 a.m. with a blessing of the red Easter eggs, followed by a celebration Mass at 10:30 a.m. with the childrens Easter pageant and b aptism. Holy Trinity is located at 1830 Lake P ark Dr, in Amelia Park. The public is invited. 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 Easter Sunday, April 20, break the fast at the annual Pancake Breakfast in Jim Thomas Hall of First Presbyterian Church, following the Sunrise Service at Ft. Clinch. Celebrate the resurrection in worship at 8:30 or 11 a.m. N ursery available. Sunday School 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 Ave., will hold a Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. tonight. April 20 at 6:50 a.m. is Easter Sunday, celebrated with a Sunrise worship beginning outside (with Holy Communion), including br eakfast and chil dr ens Easter egg hunt at 8:30 a.m. and wors hip with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. All are w elcome. Call 261-6306 or find them on F acebook. 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 Holy Week at Yulee United Methodist Church, 86003 Christian Way in Yulee, will hold an Easter Sunday ser vice at 11 a.m. April 20. 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 M emorial United Methodist Chur c h wel comes all to Pray with Y our Feet and walk the self-guided Stations of the Cross in its Sanctuary. The Stations of the Cross will be open from 11 a.m.6 p.m. daily through April 19. Childr en may experience the stations with parents. MUMC is located at 601 Centre St. C all 261-5769. P P r r i i n n c c e e C C h h a a p p e e l l A A M M E E Prince Chapel AME Church, 95189 Hendricks Road in Nassauville, will obser ve Easter Sunrise Ser vices beginning at 6 a.m. April 20, with br eakfast following. All are welcome to come and worship. The Rev Godfr ey T aylor pastor Br o. Charles L. Alber t, Pro T em. 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 E aster Sunrise Celebration at Peters Point, 1974 S. Fletcher Ave., on April 20 at 6:45 a.m. Life Groups begin at 9 a.m. followed by Easter w orship at 10:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1 600 S. Eighth St. Visitors welcome. Join First B aptist in a renewed celebration of Christs love. Visit L L e e g g a a c c y y B B a a p p t t i i s s t t The community is invited to a sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. on Easter, April 20, at Goffinsville Park off Old Nassauville Road, p resented by Legacy Baptist Church. Pastor J ef f Whitaker invites everyone to attend. P lease bring a chair. Donuts will be served at the church, 941328 Old Nassauville Road, following the ser v ice at 8:30 a.m. Call (904 0731. 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 annual Easter S unrise Service at Ft. Clinch, April 20 at 6:45 a .m. The Rev Anthony Daniels, pastor of the M acedonia 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 inA merican Beach as they give honor to God f or how gr eat he has been in their lives. I mmediately after, breakfast will be served at the churchs Gabriel Means Fellowship Hall. Call 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 poolside at 7 a.m. at the Omni ResortH otel. A shuttle service will run from the chapel parking lot to the hotel beginning at 6 a.m. W o rship ser v ices will be held at the chapel at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The Chancel Choir and Brass Ensemble will of fer special music. A nurser y will be avail able during both services with the youth Sunday Class during the 11:15 a.m. service. An Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:30 a.m.E aster buckets will be on hand for those who for g et to bring a basket. Bring flowers or gr e ener y to weave onto the wooden cr oss in front of the chapel. The chapel is located at 36 Bowman Road, just outside of the main security gate of the Omni Resor t. Call 277-4414, find them on or visit www All ar e welcome. PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette


A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY A P RIL 18, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Take Stock to honor 42 at graduation celebration YULEE On Tuesday, Take Stock i n Children Nassau will host their 18th annual Graduation Celebration to h onor the 42 high school seniors who have successfully completely the program. These students originally joined Take Stock during their middle school y ears and signed a contract pledging to maintain a 2.5 GPA, attend school regu larly and comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations. T wenty-seven Take Stock scholars will be staying local and attending Florida State College at Jacksonville ( FSCJ) after high school graduation. Several others will be traveling to diff erent cities to attend schools like Flagler College, Florida International University, Florida State University, South West Baptist University, University of Florida, University of S outh Florida and Valencia College. One student has even chosen to join t he armed services and has since signed up for the Marine Corps. N assau Countys Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ruis, will join Take Stock on this evening to reprise his r ole of delivering the Commitment Ceremony. Ruis will be swearing in 30 n ew inductees to the Take Stock in Children Nassau program. These students were screened, interviewed and selected from a group of over 76 students who applied for scholarships duri ng the 2014-15 fiscal year. Callahan Middle, Fernandina Beach Middle and H illiard Middle Senior High are represented with seven students each, w hile Yulee Middle School contributes nine of this years incoming students. The event will take place in a new l ocation this year, as attendance has been so great over the years that the N assau Room at FSCJs Nassau Center has become too small. Yulee High School has graciously offered their auditorium to be used for the Graduation Celebration. I ncoming students and program graduates are requested to arrive no l ater than 6 p.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m. with Arlene F ilkoff, chair of Take Stocks Board of Directors, delivering the welcome speech. C hef Bill Castleberry and his students from FSCJs Culinary Program w ill be coordinating the refreshments, which will be served before the event begins. Cake will be served to the graduating seniors immediately following the ceremony. F or more information on this event, or to view the events program and list o f speakers, visit the Take Stock website at SUMMER CAMPS C C i i t t y y c c a a m m p p s s The Fernandina Beach P arks & Recreation Department is offering several summ er camps: Camp Amelia, ages 4-12. Daily snacks provided. Activities include swimming; arts & crafts; indoor and outd oor activities; weekly field trips; and daily walking trips. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Camp begins May 27. Visit for information. Call the parks office at 3103 364. The MLK Summer L earning Camp is June 2-Aug. 1. Only the first 100 kids will be accepted. Lunch provided. Mandatory meeting May 29 at the MLK Center at 6 p.m. Call( 904) 310-3351 for information. Girls Just Wanna Have FUN! Art Camp will offer d rawing, painting and creating with water c olors, acrylics, pastels and glitter. Each girl will paint a canvas, create a mixed media collage, sculpt with clay and create art projects made just for girls.S nacks provided. June 9-13; $ 100; kindergarten-second g rade, 9 a.m.-noon, or thir d sixth grade, 1-4 p.m. Visit for information. Call the parks of fice at 310-3364. Island Life Art Camp is inspired by Amelia Islands rich history and abundantw ildlife. Kids will create with p aint, clay, pastels, watercolo rs and mor e June 16-20; $100; snacks provided; kindergarten-second grade, 9 a.m.noon, or thir d-sixth grade 1-4 p.m. Visit for information. Call the parks office at 310-3364. Art Around the World! T ravel to far -of f lands and l ear n about their world by creating art inspired from Australia, Japan, Russia and Italy Draw paint and sculpt your way thr ough these excit ing countries. Enjoy tasting a snack, listening to music andd iscovering all you can about t he people, their histor y and their cultures, all through art. June 23-27; $100; kindergarten-second grade, 9 a.m.noon, or third-sixth grades 1-4 p.m. Students must have completed kindergarten. Visit for information. Call the parks of fice at 310-3364. 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 Impr essions and The V ibe, A Youth Center, 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 at 10 a.m. at the Peck Center in Fernandina Beach and a dance r ecital May 24 at 6 p.m. at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Everyone is welcome. Visit, call or come by for mor e details. Locations ar e 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (cor ner 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. C C a a m m p p S S M M o o r r e e s s F F u u n n Join Faith Christian Academy for Camp SMores Fun Camp Adventur es from May 28-July 25. Children ages 4-12 may attend. For ages 4-5, the all-inclusive pricing covers child care, breakfast, snack, and lunch for $125/week. Children ages 6-12 have all meals cover ed plus thr ee field trips per week for $155/week. A registration fee also applies. Weekly themes such as Food Fight, Water Wars and Dance Party will make your kids feel like theyve been to camp without leaving town. Questions? Visit www.fcaangels. com to download a br ochur e or call 321-2137. S S e e w w i i n n g g , d d e e s s i i g g n n c c l l a a s s s s Custom Fit Alterations announces the upcoming Sew Much Fun sewing camp for childr en and teens. Classes w ill be held mid-July for one week at Amelia Office Suites. For information and to reserve a place on the waiting list, contact Linda at (904 8944. M M u u s s e e u u m m c c a a m m p p The Amelia Island M useum of History summer camp program for children ages 7-10 is June 9-20 at the m useum. Campers will transf orm themselves into T imucuan Indian children, live in a council house and par t icipate in clan activities like bow hunting, fishing, pottery and clothes making, sand casting, bird watching and preparing their daily snack. E very day will be packed with a ctivities that simulate the d aily life and recreation of a Timucuan child on Wild Napoyca (an old name for Amelia Island). For information call Liz at at 261-7378, ext. 100. B B & & G G c c a a m m p p B oys & Girls Clubs of N assau County invite all youngsters, ages 6-18, to sign up for the 2014 Summer Camp pr ogram. It includes arts, sports, technology lab, field trips, special projects, and is capped by the annualS ummer Carnival. Summer C amp is held at both the M iller Freedom Center on Old Nassauville Road and the Rober t s Lear n ing & Achievement Center on Lime Street in Fernandina between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday thr ough Friday, June 9 to July 25. Sign up at the club or call 261-1075 for the Miller Club, 491-9102f or the Roberts Club. S S u u m m m m e e r r c c a a m m p p Fer nandina Beach Christian Academy will offer exciting and cost ef fective camps for children starting in May. Among the offerings will be Camp Cupcake, Piratesa nd Princess, Science Explor e s, Photography Camp, Legos and Lego Robotics. Parents should contact Shannon Hogue at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy for infor mation 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 Amelia Community Theatre is registering campers for its two-week Broadway musical theater camp July 14-18 and July 2126. T uition is $120 for ages 812 who attend from 9 a.m.noon, and $150 for ages 13-17 who attend from 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, who dir ected last summer s Honk, Jr., returns as camp dir ector. Register online at or through the box office at 207 Cedar St. Box office hours ar e 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Call 261-6749 for information or to check camp availability U U N N F F c c a a m m p p s s The UNF Department of Campus Recreation will offer Youth Sports and Fitness Camp and EcoCamp this sum mer. Registration is open at ps/. Or call (904 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., UNF Student Wellness Complex, Building 61. UNF Youth Sports and Fitness Camp runs 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 9-Aug. 8 for ages 514. Each day offers something different. Cost is $185 per week per camper for the gen eral public or $120 per week for UNF students, $140 per week for UNF USPS employees and $150 per week for UNF A&P employees. EcoCamp is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9-Aug. 1 for ages 6-14. Cost is $200 per week for the general public and $185 a week for UNF faculty, staff, students, active military and multiple children. CLASS NOTES K K i i d d s s a a r r t t The Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, will offer free art classes for children: April 21 Preschool Art, ages 3-5, with an adult, 10-11 a .m., led by Diane Hamburg April 26 Middle School Art, ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden A pril 26 Childrens Art, a ges 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a .m.12:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden Register at the gallery, 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. Classes are free and all mate-r ials are furnished. Classes held at the Education Center, a djacent to the gallery. 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 celebration will be held on April 22 in the Yulee High School auditorium, 85375 Miner Road. Seniors and incoming stud ents arrive at 6 p.m. and the c er emony begins at 7 p.m. F or information contact Sharon Collins, executive dir e ctor at 548-4464. B B o o o o k k s s a a l l e e The Nassau County Home Educators ninth annual Book Sale will be held on April 25 at Springhill Baptist Chur ch at 9 41017 Old Nassauville Road, Fernandina Beach. The sale will be open to the community on Friday fr om 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be curriculum, manipulatives, games, movies and books for children and adults. 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 It s the Southside Elementary annual orientation for par ents and students enrolling in kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year. The orientation meeting is April2 8 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 enr oll in kindergarten. Documents to bring for enrollment include: Original or cer tified copy of the childs birth certificate; up to date immunization r ecor d; physical examination record; Social Security car d; and pr oof of addr ess, utility bill or other mail with address. Registration begins April 28 for the new school year; parents, please register as soon as possible. Call 4917941 for infor mation. 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 All thir d grade youth ar e invited to the annual Agriculture Extravaganza May 8-9 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Northeast Florida Fairgrounds in Callahan. This field trip oppor tunity teaches youth about agriculture thr ough hands-on experi ences. Fr om 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 The fee is $7. N N e e w w s s c c h h o o o o l l Registration is ongoing for the new private school, Midtown Primary, located at 463159 SR 200, corner of A1A and US 17 in Y ulee, for kindergarten through third grade. School opens Aug. 6 with small classes and cer tified teachers. To learn more call 206-4170 or visit F F S S C C J J a a v v i i a a t t i i o o n n s s t t u u d d e e n n t t s s The EAA Chapter at Fer nandina Beach (KFHB offering use of a precision flight control Cat III BATD at a reduced price ($15 hour maintain proficiency/practice without having to drive to Cecil. CFII available. Contact Jim at (904 P HOTOS COUR TESY OF THE NASSAU COUNTY EXTENSION B B e e a a u u t t i i f f i i c c a a t t i i o o n n p p r r o o j j e e c c t t Sheriff Bill Leeper and high school students T.C. Salis and Cody Mitchell stand in front of the new and improved sheriffs office sign on A1A in Yulee, above. T.C. and Cody are two of the 4-H youth from the 4-H Club called County Council, whose motto is Serving those who Serve. As their latest service project, Nassau high school students with the County Council worked on beautification of the sig n age ar ea at the sheriffs office, below. 4 -H clubs are Nassau County Extension programs. For information on how pare nt volunteers can help for m a club in Fer nandina Beach or Y ulee, contact 4-H Agents Amanda Thien or Margaret Johnson at the Extension office, 879-1019. Cottontail Express just in time for Easter ST. MARYS, Ga. Children of all ages can enjoy the antics of Peter Cottontail and other stor y book characters on a special Easter season train excur sion Saturday. On a journey through picturesque woodlands and marshlands, train passen gers will be immersed in a nostalgic world where some of childhood s most beloved figures come to life. The T ooth Fairy, Jack Frost and others will be on a mission to rescue Peter Cottontail so he can deliver Easter baskets to all the boys and girls. As the trains locomotive reverses directions at the midway point, an enchanting story unfolds as Peter Cottontail boar ds the train for the return trip. Each excursion (10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.) will culminate with an Easter Egg Hunt at Theatre by the Trax, the boarding station for all train rides. According to event organizers, the St. Marys Express has enjoyed constant sold-out events because each excursion is much mor e than a just train ride. olunteers for St. Marys Little Theatr e cr eate engag ing scenarios that get the passengers involved before, after and during the train ride, said Barbara Ryan, enter tainment dir ector for St. Mar ys Express. We have many returning guests because they know that each excursion is an entirely new and different experience. R yan said that 95 per cent of all train passengers have come fr om out of the ar ea, thus fueling the tourist trade for Camden County and helping restaurants, hotels, and retail establishments grow their customer base. The Peter Cottontail Expr ess is the latest in a series of themed excursions that ar e drawing people of all ages from a 100-mile radius and beyond, R yan continued. Angela Wigger, director of tourism for St. Marys, concurred. The St. Marys Express train rides ar e giving people who have never come to St. Mar ys a r eason to visit, Wigger stated. And it gives us an opportunity to introduce a whole new market to our other destination assets including Cumberland Island, our museums, our water fr ont park and the many historic features of our town. The Peter Cottontail Express departs from Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osbor ne St. in St. Mar ys, at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets ar e $17 for adults and $11 for children 12 and under plus a $3 pr ocessing fee. Children two and under ride free. Tickets can be purchased at www.stmarysrail-r or by calling (912 200-5235. Special group discounts are available for gr oups of 10 or mor e by call ing (912 Future St. Marys Express excursions slated for this year include Americas Heroes Express, America s Bir thday Express, an authentic Steam Locomotive Express and the popular Santa Expr ess returning for the holidays. A complete train schedule can be found at


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK EASTER FUNA CommUNITY Easter Celebration will be held A pril 19 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., hosted by Memorial United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches. North Sixth Street downtown will be closed to traffic and filled with food, f un, inflatables and egg hunts. A total of 6,000 filled Easter eggs will be offered f or gathering by children in age groups, as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny. T he event is free. Y ulee United Methodist Church, 86003 Christian W ay, invites the community to its annual EGG-stravaganza on April 19 at 10 a.m. Enjoy an egg hunt, facepainting, prizes, arts-andcrafts and more. This free event is open to c ommunity. C ontact Ann Barber at 225-3146 with questions. Fernandina First Baptist Church invites you to come to the EGGStravaganza Easter Egg H unt, April 19 at 10 a.m. at Main Beach. More than 5 ,000 eggs will be waiting to b e found on four consecu t ive hunts for kids ages 0-2 years, 3-4 years, kindergar t en-second grade and third-fifth grades. There will be food, prizes and Resurrection Eggs. Its fun for the whole family. G et details at w ww You 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 children ages 1-10. The event will feature a hot d og lunch following the egg h unt. F or information call 7530731. The church is located in the for m er volunteer fir e station, 941328 Old Nassauville Road. The Kiwanis Club of St. M arys will host their annual E aster Egg Hunt on April 19 f rom 9-11 a.m. at the H oward Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park in downt own St. Marys, Ga. The hunt is for ages 12 and under. Those wishing to participate must arrive at 9 a.m. Games a nd activities will follow the hunt. F or information contact St. Marys Kiwanis at smkiw Prince of Peace Lutheran C hurch, 2600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach will host a breakfast and a childrens Easter egg hunt on Easter S unday, April 20, at 8:30 a.m. Call 261-6306 or find them on Facebook. 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 grounds 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 chapel at 36 B owman Road, just outside the main security gate of the O mni Resort. C all 277-4414, find them o n /Amelia.Plantation.Chapel or visit Children of all ages can enjoy the antics of Peter C ottontail and other storyb ook characters on an E aster season train excursion April 19 at Theatre by the T r ax, 1000 Osbor n e St., St. Mar ys, Ga. Each excur sion (10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.) will culminate with an Easter Egg Hunt at T heatre by the Trax, the b oar ding station. T ickets are $17 adults and $11 children 12 and under plus a $3 pr o cessing fee. Childr en two and under ride free. Pur chase tickets at or ( 912) 200-5235. Discounts a re available for groups of 10 o r at (912) 729-1103. 5 B FRIDAY, A PRIL18, 2014 LEISURENews-Leader G OOD FRIDAY GIFT TO COMMUNITY SUBMITTEDSingers representing at least five different churches in the community are presenting a Good Friday musical service at 7 p.m. tonight at Amelia Baptist Church. This special service of music and narration that tells the story of Holy Week in an unusual and inspiring way is free and open to the public. The choir will be accompanied by an ensemble of local instrumentalists under the direction of Pam Helton, minister of music at Amelia Baptist, second row, sixth from right, above. The church is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail, at the intersection of Buccaneer Trail, A1A and S outh Fletcher Avenue (at the roundabout). The cast of Amelia Community Theatres Nice P eople Dancing t o Good Country M usic includes, from left, Brandee Edwards, Mark Pollack, Toni DAmico, James Mabe and Brian G ilvey. R emaining per f ormances are at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and April 24-26 at 207 Cedar St. Call 261-6749 for ticket information. PHOTO BY DAVID BURGHARDT ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHYON THE STAGE NOW AT ACT S S p p r r i i n n g g C C l l e e a a n n i i n n g g ? ? N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r c c l l a a s s s s i i f f i i e e d d s s w w i i l l l l g g e e t t i i t t s s o o l l d d ! C C a a l l l l 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 .


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Call 261-3696 and find out how to put your advertising dollars to work for you! 904-277-6700Weekly SWIMMINGPOOLSERVICEPool Resurfacing &Brick Paver work C YAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Fernandina Beach Mill M anufacturing Operations PositionsRockTenn Fernandina Beach Mill is located on Amelia Island. The facility provides jobs for approximately 480 people. At a level of more than 8 million tons annually, RockTenn is the second largest p roducer of containerboard in North America. Our significant portfolio of produ cts allows us to provide a wide range of high quality, linerboard, white top and c orrugating medium products. Not to mention our specialty printing grades such as coated white top, premium white top and bleached liner. With current t echnology and efficient paper machines we are able to offer both standard and h igh performance products to meet your needs. T he Fernandina Beach facility produces linerboard which is used to make containerboard packaging.Requirements for the job: Proven record of performance Plays by the rules/gets along well with others Demonstrated the drive to achieve and move up in previous jobs Initiates his/her own learning Can handle the physical requirements (rotating shifts including weekends, heat, noise, can work inside, outside, etc.) High School diploma or G.E.D. Has the mechanical, numerical, and verbal aptitude to learn our jobs Have a minimum of 2 years full-time or part-time work experience Able to complete and submit a legible employment application We offer a competitive benefits package including: New employees commonly earn $40,000 to $50,000 annually Health, life, dental and vision plans, 401(K Paid Holidays & Vacation Team based environment C andidates will be required to pass a drug screen and physical assessment. Interested persons are invited to RockTenns Fernandina Beach Mill, North 8th St.Fernandina Beach, FL to fill out and submit an Employment Application. You will be required to present a valid picture ID at our application process. Applications will be accepted ONLYon the following dates and times and MUST be filled out at the Mill. ThursdayApril 24, 20145:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. SaturdayApril 26, 20148:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Incomplete or illegible applications will not be considered, so please bring the information necessaryfor you to accurately complete our application on site. We are an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Fernandina Beach Mill M anufacturing Operations PositionsRockTenn Fernandina Beach Mill is located on Amelia Island. The facility provides jobs for approximately 480 people. At a level of more than 8 million tons annually, RockTenn is the second largest p roducer of containerboard in North America. Our significant portfolio of produ cts allows us to provide a wide range of high quality, linerboard, white top and c orrugating medium products. Not to mention our specialty printing grades such as coated white top, premium white top and bleached liner. With current t echnology and efficient paper machines we are able to offer both standard and h igh performance products to meet your needs. T he Fernandina Beach facility produces linerboard which is used to make containerboard packaging.Requirements for the job: Proven record of performance Plays by the rules/gets along well with others Demonstrated the drive to achieve and move up in previous jobs Initiates his/her own learning Can handle the physical requirements (rotating shifts including weekends, heat, noise, can work inside, outside, etc.) High School diploma or G.E.D. Has the mechanical, numerical, and verbal aptitude to learn our jobs Have a minimum of 2 years full-time or part-time work experience Able to complete and submit a legible employment application We offer a competitive benefits package including: New employees commonly earn $40,000 to $50,000 annually Health, life, dental and vision plans, 401(K Paid Holidays & Vacation Team based environment C andidates will be required to pass a drug screen and physical assessment. Interested persons are invited to RockTenns Fernandina Beach Mill, North 8th St.Fernandina Beach, FL to fill out and submit an Employment Application. You will be required to present a valid picture ID at our application process. Applications will be accepted ONLYon the following dates and times and MUST be filled out at the Mill. 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All persons are hereby i nformed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. I f you believe that you may have b een discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of H ousing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. E MPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted DRIVE-AWAY Across The USA even if you dont own a car. 22 pickup locations. Call (866 ANF PART-TIME CDL DRIVER needed for dumpster truck, weekends included. Call for more details (904 OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED P art time. Competitive pay, flexible hours. Must havecomputer skills including Microsoft Office products and be f amiliar with social networking i ncluding Facebook, Twitter, etc. Email r esume to or pick up an application at Nassau Health Foods. HAMPTON INN a t the Beach i s seeking maintenance assistant. Apply online at www DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great P a y! Consistent Freight, Great M iles on this R egional Account. W erner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 A/C INSTALLER Clean driving r ecord, basic tools. Drug Free. Dependable. Email resume to P O. Box 1 7171, F ernandina Beach, FL 32035 or call (904 F ULL TIME OPPORTUNITY f or upb eat customer service driven individual with retail experience, natural foods k nowledge, and a passion for healthy l iving. Competitive Pay & Excellent Benefits package. Send resume to: or fax to (904 available at Nassau Health Foods. 2 01 Help Wanted DENTAL HYGIENIST A friendly local family dental practice is looking for an energetic part-time dental hygienist. Florida RDH required. Send resume to:a o r A melia Gentle Dentistry, 1699 S. 14th St. #21, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 NOW HIRING LANDSCAPING CREW SUPERVISOR Must be experienced with commercial accounts and operating all equipment.I rrigation experience preferred. Must have valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and drug free. Send resume to: dunmargroup@yahoo.como r call (904 BAIL BOND REFERRAL AGENT Part time. Must have some exp. referring customers to local offices on a c ommission basis and meet certain requirements. 261-5719 E XPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERS earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. (843 / www bulldoghiw a y com EOE. ANF LANDSCAPE Martex Services is hiring landscape maintenance and installation crew members. Must be h ard-working and capable of working o utdoors in all weather conditions. T his is a full-time position, Monda y Friday. Experience preferred. Please apply in person at 1417 Avery Road, F ernandina Beach. L ANDSCAPE INSTALLER NEEDED Must be a motivated person with 1 year experience or more with Landscape Installation. Must have a valid Florida Drivers License. Please call James (904 AVERITT EXPRESS has new dedicated CDL-A driver opportunities w/exc benefits & regular hometime. ( Equal Opportunit y Employer females, minorities, protected veterans & individuals w/disabilities are encourage t o apply ANF DANAS LIMOUSINE SERVICE Immediate opening for luxury car c hauffeur Flexible hours, great pa y C ontact Dana s at (904 NEW WOMENS BOUTIQUE at Omni Plantation accepting applications for manager/employees. Must have sales exp and work some week e nds. Email resume to: P/T DATA ANALYST/RESEARCHER Communit y seeks part-time assistance for one-year project for data/ information collection via telephone and web search, organizing and analyzing information, preparing briefing notebooks, and tabulating and analyzing data using Ex c el, and assisting in report prepar ation. Requires excellent telephone skills, internet research, organization and logic. High lev el of proficiency required with Microsoft Office including Word, OneNote, PowerPoint and Excel with M acros, with emphasis on data analysis and extraction. Send resume to B arbara Trapp, AIPCA, P.O. Box 15729, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or email AIPCAmailbo x Equal Opportunity Employer. 2 01 Help Wanted ARTISTIC FLORIST is now interviewing for Part-Time Delivery Drivers and Set Ups Crew. Weekdays and Weekend late night schedule available.M ust be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Must h ave a clean driving record and valid driver's license. Strong Organizational skills are needed. Please apply in p erson ready to be interviewed. Do not call to pre-interview. 1430 Park Avenue, Fernandina Beach HAMPTON INN at the Beach accepting applications for room attendants. Apply online at NOW HIRING PART-TIME COOK for Main Beach Putt-Putt. Send resume to SANDER NEEDED for custom cabinet shop. FT w/benefits. Must be dependable, hard working and haver eliable transportation. High school d iploma or GED required. Current valid driver's lic. Drug Free workplace. Pay based on exp. Apply in person only. M ooney's Custom Woodworks, 1854 S. 8 th Street. 8 STYLISTS NEEDEDat Great Clips Salon Pay hourly plus. Call (904 514-1796 or email bonniesha w77 for further info. HELP WANTED Labor worker, male or female. Must have transportation. Please call (904 L IVE LONG WELL CARE AND OSPREY VILLAGE have the following positions open: Servers FT & PT positions available Hostess PT position available CNA PRN Home Health positions available. Must have a current FL License. Housekeeping FT positions M-F Come join our team. FT benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, P TO Holiday Pay & more. Please apply online to w ww osprey RESIDENCE INN -Amelia Island Now hiring for the following positions: Housekeeping, Front Desk, Food & B everage, & Maintenance. $ 50 Bonus After 90 Days. Applicant must be able to work flex shifts, holida y s and weekends. No phone calls please. A pplications & resumes accepted, 2301 Sadler R oad. EEOC A DMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / PROJECT SPECIALIST N assau County has an opening for an Administrative Assistant / Project Specialist in the office of Management and Budget at $16.0737 hourly R e quires a high school diploma or GED s upplemented b y college-lev el coursew ork in Business or Accounting and t hree (3e (5ears of responsible secretarial or administr ativ e work experience. Ma y require a valid state drivers license. Applications will be accepted thru April 30, 2014 and can b e obtained in the Human R esources Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone ( 904)491-7332 or fax (904)321-5797. www .nassaucount E OE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.


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