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Food trucks may roll MARY MA GUIRE News-Leader Lets feast from food trucks. The Nassau County Commission has placed an or der with its Gr owth Management office for an ordinance to allow the r olling r estaurants here. And the board has no interest in a staff recommendation to digest a survey first about their impact, implementation and regulation. Why would we need a study to sell grilled cheese sandwiches at Peters Point? said Commissioner W alter Jr Boatright. It seems like we study things to death. Boatright routinely voices the Everyman perspective when it comes to governments ability to make things harder than they need to be. It helps make him popular with constituents. (T ip: If you eat with him at a r estaurant in Callahan, order something cold because your meal will be continually interrupted by people stopping by the table to say hello.) Of course grilling cheese is easy peasy But at the same time, it makes sense to establish proper standards, zoning restrictions, permitting and oversight. This is a really big deal, said Growth Management Director Peter King, who recommended the study. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 38 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY M AY 9, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS fbnewsleader.com TRUCKS Continued on 3A $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................5B 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 ....................... 5B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B S S E E A A T T U U R R T T L L E E N N E E S S T T I I N N G G S S E E A A S S O O N N 2014 Nests: 1 2012 Nests: 189 Hatchlings: 14,096 P P l l e e a a s s e e t t u u r r n n o o f f f f o o r r r r e e d d i i r r e e c c t t l l i i g g h h t t s s s s h h i i n n i i n n g g d d i i r r e e c c t t l l y y o o n n t t h h e e b b e e a a c c h h . F F o o r r a a d d e e t t a a i i l l e e d d c c o o u u n n t t s s e e e e w w w w w w . a a m m e e l l i i a a i i s s l l a a n n d d s s e e a a t t u u r r t t l l e e w w a a t t c c h h . c c o o m m . Wild Amelia offers kids a real treat The 8th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival has announced that childr en s a ctivities including the Passport Program, the Junior Naturalist Pr o gram and the Kids Niche will be front and center at the festival again this year. Though the thr ee-day festival fr om May 16-18 is held at venues on and around Amelia Island, most of the childr en s activities will be held at the E xpo at the Atlantic Recr eation Center in Fernandina Beach on May 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Expo is free and open to the public. For the fourth year, the Passport Pr ogram, an educational activity for childr en, will help families navigate their way around the Expo and learn a gr eat deal on their trip. A Passport b ooklet will be given to childr en attending the Expo, and the childr e n will travel to marked booths to get answers to Passport questions about the festival s mascot the manatee. The children who get all the correct answers to the Passport questions willr eceive a prize. F or the second year at the festival, Wild Amelia will offer families the new Junior Naturalist Program, a mini-curriculum of activities for children and families, involving both experiences outdoors in natur e and online r esear ch. The first component of the program, The Seashor e, has been in use for the past year At the Expo, this component and the newest one will be showcased. This new curriculum is The Maritime Forest, the second of three components of the program, the final one being The Marsh. Upon completion of each component, the child will receive an incentive from W ild Amelia. Copies of The Seashor and The Maritime For est will be available for par ents to purchase at the festival. At the Expo there will also be a special area, the Kids Niche, with many interactive exhibits for children, with numer ous make and take natur e pr oj ects. Additionally, the Jacksonville Zoo and other exhibitors will have live ani mals for the children to see and even to touch! Many of the festivals ecotours hikes, bike and boat rides would also be wonderful experiences for children. Wild children City OKs dining with dogs Waterslide approved ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader City restaurant patrons will now be a ble to legally dine on patios with their p et pooches due to a new city ordin ance approved Tuesday. C ommissioners also approved an i nflatable waterslide that will soon be located at Main Beach Park. According to the dining with dogs or dinance, which was initiated by Commissioner Johnny Miller, restaurant owners will now have the option to a llow pet dogs to join their owners as t hey dine but only on outdoor patios. T he ordinance requires restaurant o wners to apply for a per m it. Suggested initial application fees will be from $40 to $55, which will cover city staff time and may cover one inspection. Restaurant owners must also pr o vide to the city a diagram of the outdoor area designated for dogs and have per-m ission from the property owner if the r estaurant business is a tenant. R estaurant workers will not be allowed to touch or handle dogs while ser ving food, and hand sanitizer must DOGS Continued on 3A The 8th annual Wild Amelia Nature F estival w ill fea t ure lots of activities, including hands-on activities for c hildren. PHOTOS BY KA THY BROOKS/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER The Wild Amelia Nature Festivals Expo on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center will include many nature activities for children, above, including the Junior Naturalist curriculum. Robyn Nemes of Wild Amelia, author of the curriculum, instructs second-grade students at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy about seashells, below, while the third-grade class learns about sea turtles. WILD Continued on 3A
P P e e c c k k H H e e a a d d S S t t a a r r t t Peck Head Start is now e nrolling in Fernandina Beach/Yulee for childrena ges 3-5 years old. For more information contact Brenda H affner at 491-3631 or 4913630; *se habla espanol. C C a a m m p p A A m m e e r r i i c c a a Americas Youth Inc., 907 S outh 11th St., Fernandina Beach, will offer CampA merica summer camp from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 26-Aug. 5 f or ages 7-17. Fee is $150. Pick up an application at Americas Youth or online at americasyouthinc.org. Call 624-5383 for information. P P r r i i m m e e r r i i b b d d i i n n n n e e r r s s A merican Legion Post 54 will serve prime rib dinners, w ith garlic mashed potatoes and salad, for a $12 donation from 5-7 p.m. tonight at the Post, 626 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. C C a a r r s s & & c c o o f f f f e e e e C ars, Coffee and Conversation will again be h osted by Auto Legends Amelia this month on May 1 0 at Starbucks, Sadler Road f rom 10 a.m. until noon. Be reminded that the normal meeting date (May 17 Daytona Auto As Art Show a must-see for all gearheads. M M o o t t h h e e r r s s D D a a y y s s e e r r v v i i c c e e U nity Isle of Light will celebrate Mothers Day Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. with a service blessing mothers around the world, led by Marcia Brown, spiritual leader and coordinator. T he service will include m editation, prayer and s inging. Services are held the second and fourth Sunday of the month at the American Beach Community Center, 1600 Julia St. on Amelia Island. Children are welcomed and encouraged.A ll are welcome. The center i s ADA compliant. To learn m ore contact Marcia Brown at 415-0822. G G o o l l f f t t o o u u r r n n e e y y VFW Post 4351 will host a 4-man scramble May 10 at the Amelia River Golf Club. Shotgun star t is at 8:30 a.m. F ee is $85 per player covers g olf and lunch. All proceeds a r e used by VFW Post 4351 to help suppor t veterans programs. For information call Bill Johnson at 415-6298. P P o o r r k k l l o o i i n n d d i i n n n n e e r r s s American Legion A uxiliary Unit 54 will serve p ork loin dinners on May 10 f r o m 5-7 p.m. in the meeting hall at 626 S. Thir d St. Get pork loin, two sides, a roll and dessert for an $8 donation. All proceeds benefit local veterans B B a a g g t t h h e e B B a a g g B ag the Bag Fernandina will meet from 2-3 p.m. May 10 at Sheffields on Centre Street. Meet Adam Morley, a Northeast Florida resident who will soon leave for an expedition with Gyr es to do research into the heart of the Nor th Atlantic Gyre. The organization 5 Gyres will study the density of microplastic in the ocean and its ef fects on marine animals. Bag the Bag Fernandina has initiated a local reusable grocer y bag campaign to end the over 20,000 plastic bags that are used daily on the island. For information call 557-8350. P P i i n n k k R R i i b b b b o o n n L L a a d d i i e e s s The Pink Ribbon Ladies, a support group in Nassau County for sur vivors of breast and other female cancers, will meet at 6 p.m. May 12 in the conference room at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Presenter will be Pink Ribbon Ladies member and yoga instructor Valerie Williams, who will lead a seated yoga session. Ther e will be a time afterwards for discussion of members q uestions and concerns. Survivors and their supporters are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Joyce Karsko at 261-2976 o r Isobel Lyle at 321-2057. I I n n t t r r o o t t o o T T a a i i C C h h i i Introduction to Tai Chi a nd Chi Kung will be held May 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Vital Motion Studio at the Amelia Island Yacht Basin, 251 Creekside Drive. The i ntroductory session is free. The demonstration is handso n, so expect to get involved. Participants must sign an e xercise waiver. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes. Contact First Coast Tai Chi at 583-0677 to register. Tai Chi (Taiji) is suitable for all ages and providesm any benefits, increasing overall health and well-being a nd boosting immunity to certain diseases. M M O O A A A A m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Tuesday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m. to finalize organization of the Nassau County chapt er. A light lunch will be s erved for $10; please RSVP t o Paul Booton at 491-1814 not later than 5 p.m. Sunday, May 11. The MOAA Nassau County chapter welcomes all active, retired and former o fficers and their spouses. A A A A R R P P m m e e e e t t s s The local chapter of the A ARP will meet May 13 at the Council on Aging building at 1 p.m. Speakers will be Nassau County Libraries Dir ector Dawn Bostwick and Stephen Lee, Baptist Medical Center Nassau administrator B oth will discuss their opera t ions of their respective jobs a nd new construction at their facilities. Questions, call John Megna at 277-2143. 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 BridgeL eague cer tified dir ector and t eacher, will offer beginner c lasses on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. at the Osprey 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 e ight lessons, which i ncludes 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 infor mation contact Price at 3106 106 or Jessica Styers at 2061 984. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6:30 p.m. May 14. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. May 17. For details and additional classes and information, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 email@example.com. V isit www.TheBelsonGroup.com. A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group for Nassau County meets the third Thursday each month. The May meeting will be held at the Council on Aging of Nassau County, Thursday, May 15 fr om 2:30-4 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and everyone who has an interest is invited to attend. For information call Debra Dombkowski at 261-0701, ext. 113. H H e e a a l l t t h h l l e e c c t t u u r r e e Cer tified nutritionist Julia McRae will pr esent a fr ee lecture on Digestive Health and Detoxification on May 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Nassau Health Foods, 833 TJ Courson Road, Fernandina Beach. Intestinal permeability (leaky gut many chr onic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, Crohns disease, irritable bowl syndrome, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, food allergies, liver inflammation and autoimmune diseases. McRae also will discuss how impair ed digestion, intestinal toxemia, Candida and para sites can lead to chronic disease. Learn how lifestyle changes, nutritional modifications and intestinal cleansing can lead to weight loss, increased energy, mental clarity and vibrant health. Call 277-3158 or visit www.nassauhealthfoods.net. E laine Morgan Caldwell Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death o f his saints. Elaine Morgan Caldwell, 90, removed her g reat spirit to another realm at 10:05 PM, Saturday, May 3. Now joined with those in the c aravan that traveled to a higher place ahead of her. Her death arms us for road we all will trod, for a life well lived remains an inspiration to those left to face eternity. Elaine was born in Screven, Georgia July 24, 1923. Her grandparents were Walter and Fannie Gaskins H arper. Her parents, Dewey Morgan and Edith Harper Morgan taught her the value of education and self-reliance. Although residing in Richmond, Virginia at the time of her death, she lived most of her adult life in Fernandina Beach, Florida and Kingsland, Georgia. S he married Ray Caldwell, longtime Publisher of the Fernandina Beach News Leader, founder of the Fernandina Beach Shrimp Festival, who avowed Elaine was the best part of his life. Elaine is well remembered as the owner of the Childrens Shop on Atlantic Avenue; real estate developer; treasurer of First Memorial United Methodist Church and friend to many, l oved by all. Always gracious, well groomed, sophisticated, a reader of books, studier of humans and their nature and a devoted Christian in thought and response. E laine Morgan Caldwell is survived by a d aughter, Mary Elaine Anderson of Kapau, H awaii; grandchildren Amelia Joy Anderson of L os Angeles, California; Kelly Paige Ellis of Kapau, Hawaii; Kevin C. Anderson of Richmond, Virginia, caregiver for 11 years; and his parents Carl W. and Barbara A. Anderson of Fernandina Beach, Florida; Stepson Don L. Caldwell of Lake City, Florida; Stepdaughter C andy Dawson of Orlando, Florida; Step grandc hildr en Clay Lee Caldwell of Sarasota, Florida; C hris Dawson of Orlando, Florida and Aimee D awson of Indianapolis, Indiana. S he is also survived by a great granddaughter, Skyla Ocean Phuong and step-greatgrandchildren Holden Caldwell and Cole Caldwell. Plus, a host of friends too numerous to name and the always practical Elaine would not let us tr y for fear of leaving someone out. E laine reminds us of this adage: An old saint, b eing asked whether it is easy or hard to love G od, replied, It is easy to those who do it. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be given to Memorial United Methodist Chur ch or The Humane Society. Memorial services will be conducted by Rever end Jim T ippins at the Memorial United Methodist Chur ch, Fer nandina Beach, at 12 n oon on Saturday, May 10. There will be no c ollection plate passed. Linda E. Curtis Ms. Linda E. Curtis, age 60, of Yulee, FL passed away Wednesday morning, May 7, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center/Nassau. Ms. Cur tis was born in Goddard, KY on July 4 1953. She was a 1972 graduate of Fleming C ounty High School in F lemingsbur g KY Ms. Cur tis has resided in Nassau County since 1988, coming from Flemingsburg, KY. She was the office manager at Amelia Rentals until her r etir ement in 2012. M s. Curtis was preceded in death by her f ather Thurl Pendland, Sr., two brothers, Alex C harles Pendland and Danny Pendland, and a sister Lynn Ishmael. She leaves behind her daughters, Sara Jane Schmalfeld (Edward) of Yulee, FL, BrittanyW alls of Car rollton, KY, her mother Alvena Davenport, her brothers, Thurl Pendland, Jr., Ricky Pendland, and Randy Pendland and her g randchildren, Sydney Schmalfeld, Zoey S chmalfeld, Emilee McMannis, Ashton Walls, and Addison Polley If so desired, memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society 1430 Pr udential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Ms. Curtis will be laid to rest at La Flora Mission. Memorial service plans will be announced at a later date. Please share her life story at www.oxleyheard.com. O xle y-H ear d F uneral Directors Helen Adams Henslin Helen Adams Henslin, 86, of Yulee, FL passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 6, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Fer nandina Beach, FL. Mrs. Henslin was born September 11, 1927 to Oliver and Lola Adams in Zumbr o Falls, MN, and made her home in Brooksville, FL for 24 years befor e moving to Yulee, FL 20 years ago from Hayesville, NC. She attended Winona State University where she received her teachers certification in elementary education and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degr ee fr om the University of Minnesota. Mrs. Henslin received her Masters Degree from Nova U niversity and received a lay ministers license from Indiana Wesleyan University. She taught school in Altura, MN, Stewartville, MN, Crystal Bay, MN and taught for 20 years in Inverness, FL as well as substit ute teaching in Nassau County, FL schools. She was also a lay minister and m ember of the Wesleyan Church. Mrs. Henslin loved the Lord with all her heart and loved reading (especially the Bible and Bible commentaries), and bird watching. She had a great sense of humor and loved to talk. She never met a stranger. She lived for her family and grandchildren. M rs. Henslin is survived by her husband of 61 years, Raymond E. Henslin of Yulee, FL; a son a nd daughter in law, Brad and Faye Henslin of Screven, GA; a daughter and son in law, Carla and David Lempke of Staunton, VA; one sister, Marlys Henslin of Zumbrota, MN; and three grandchildren, Aaron Henslin, Matt Lempke and Cara Henslin. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. M onday, May 12, in the Stephens Chapel at Green Pine Funeral Home with Rev. Josh H utchinson officiating. Interment will follow in Hughes Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations in Mrs. Henslins name be made to the The Gideons International. Contact inform ation for The Gideons is as follows: www.gideons.org, phone, 615-564-5000 or P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214. For more information and to sign Mrs. Henslins online register book please visit the Green Pine website at www.greenpinefunera l.com. Green Pine Funeral Home Helen J. McAfee Mrs. Helen J. McAfee, age 67, of Amelia Island, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 7, 2014 at her home. Born in Memphis, TN, she was the daught er of the late Harry Ralph Neudorffer II and Evelyn Mary Schmidt. Being r aised in Orange County, California, she was a graduate of Mater Dei Catholic High School in Santa Anna. After high school, she attended Junior College. In later years she enrolled at West Texas A & M w here she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree i n Education. I n 1968, while attending a St. Patricks Day event, she met a young Electrical Engineer, John McAfee, whom she would mar r y in 1969. The newlyweds made their first home in Long Beach, CA. Her husbands career moved the McAfees to Roswell, NM where their children were born; Jason in 1976 and Holly in 1977. In1 982 the family relocated to Amarillo, TX where M rs. McAfee was not only the best mother and h omemaker, she also taught elementary education for a period of time. After retirement in 2001, they moved to Branson, MO then came to Amelia Island in 2013. Mrs. McAfee was an avid and accomplished tennis player and in later years enjoyed crafts, various card and board games and especially those games chosen by her grandchildren. She leaves behind, her husband of 44 years, J ohn McAfee, Amelia Island, FL, their children, Jason McAfee and his wife, Shelley, Florence, SC, Holly Pollack and her husband, Mark, Amelia Island, FL, a sister Mar y Neudorffer, Kauai, HI, a brother, Harry R. Neudorffer III, Saginaw MI, and her grandchildr en, who af f ec tionately called her Nina, Luke, Ethan, Seth, Har rison and McKayla. She relished her status as a mother and grandmother. T he Mass of Christian Burial will be celeb rated at 12:00 noon on Satur day May 10, 2014 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Reverend Jose Kallukalum, Celebrant. Mrs. McAfee will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery. The family will receive friends today, Friday, May 9, from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard where the Prayer Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 6:00 pm with Deacon Ar t T r eadwell, of ficiating. Please share her Life Legacy at www.oxleyheard.com. O xle y-Heard Funeral Directors DEATH NOTICES Dr. Joseph A. Jackson III, M.D., 73, Fernandina Beach, died on Monday, May 5, 2014. Eternit y F uner al H ome s & Cremations-Nassau Franklyn L. Petty, 72, Jacksonville, died on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Eternit y Funeral Homes & Cremations-Nassau William H. Powell Sr., 85, Callahan, died on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in the Stephens Chapel at Green Pine Funeral Home. G r een P ine F uner al Home Debra Louise Robinson, 57, Fer nandina Beach, died on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Eternit y Funeral Homes & Cremations-Nassau 2A F RIDAY M AY 9, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK O BITUARIES W EEKLY UPDATE 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. 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SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. L OOKING B A C K 5 0 YEARS 25 YEARS 10 YEARS Restoration of the bakery, the blacksmith shop and soldiers bar racks was under way at For t Clinch. May 7, 1964 Various estimates put the number of visitors at the 24th annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival at 100,000 to 130,000. May 7, 1987 The city Planning Advisor y Boar d was to review the first of several proposed construction pr ojects shut out by a five-month limited moratori um on building in Fer nandina Beach. May 7, 2004 Service Wednesday for fallen officers The Nassau County Sheriff O ffice, city of Fernandina Beach Police Department and Florida H ighway Patrol will recognize the law enforcement officers in N assau County who have fallen in the line of duty at a Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The service will be held at t he Nassau County Sheriff Office, 76001 Bobby MooreC ircle in Yulee. The public is invited to attend. Every day, public safety officers work tirelessly to protect our citizens, enforce our laws and keep our neighborhoods safe. We owe a profound debt to a ll those who have worn the badge, and to the families whose c are enables them to serve with courage and pride said Sheriff B ill Leeper. When the unthinkable happens and officers give their lives or are seriously injured in the line of duty, we have an obligation to give their loved ones the support they deserve, continued Leeper. The local memorial service is one of many that will be held in conjunction with Police Week. T hese special services recall the s elflessness of law enforcement o fficers and their families, and honor all those who devote their lives to a stronger, safer community. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is a time to reflect and appreciate the ultimate sacrifice m ade by the courageous and d edicated men and women of l aw enforcement who were k illed or disabled in the line of duty. The service is an opportunity to express our appreciation for the risks law enforcement of ficers take and the sacrifices they make, and honor the cr uc ial contribution they make to o ur quality of life, said F er n andina Beach Police Chief Jim Hurley e pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our community and voice our appr e ciation for all those who curr ently serve on the front lines of t he battle against crime, stated F lorida Highway Patr o l T r oopG Commander Maj. Gene Spaulding. Nassau County Sheriffs Office fallen deputies Patr ol Deputy Joseph W Robinson (1891 t he first NCSO deputy killed in t he line of duty Robinson, along w ith other deputies and Fernandina Beach Police officers, attempted to appr ehend a violent wanted fugitive in the Fer nandina Beach area. Robinson was fatally shot by the fugitive. P atrol Deputy Everett E. J ohns (1905 t he south end of Amelia Island to apprehend a suspect for an outstanding arrest warrant for theft. Johns was fatally shot by the suspect. Patrol Deputy Jeremiah Mattox (1954 espond ed to a r esidence in Fernandina Beach in r eference to a domestic dispute. The male suspect at the residence fatally shot Mattox upon his arrival. Chief Bailiff Lewis Hailey (1992 ed in a car crash on SR-200 between Y ulee and Callahan. Fernandina Beach Police Depar tment fallen officers Chief James Surrency (1930rency was fatally shot while responding off duty to a murder call in the city of Fer nandina Beach. Sur r ency was the chief of the Fernandina Beach Police Depar tment and Fernandina Beach Fire Department. Florida Highway Patrol fallen troopers Trooper Charles Parks (1973 the appr ehension of two ar med robbery suspects on I-95. He had ser ved the citizens of Florida for six years and was stationed in Yulee.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY M AY 9, 2014 NEWS News-Leader King says communities that h ave hastily allowed food trucks to roll into town without setting proper standards first have experienced headaches. Ask the city of Jacksonville. I t gave food trucks permits and then hit hurdles, including y elps from storefront restaurants that dont like roll-up o perations blocking their windows or taking their customers. Jacksonville officials then spent more than half a year h olding workshops and public hearings before recently c oming up with an ordinance that calls for a special magist rate to handle oversight. The two big issues are location and hours, said King. Storefront restaurant owners may not be the only ones w ho dont want to see a food truck outside their door. Some o ther businesses may not like people stopping for that grilled c heese sandwich and hogging all the parking spaces. And, homeowners may not want to see the trucks or smell them (imagine the struggling dieter s melling barbecue throughout the day). S afety is another concern. Customers need to know that the food is not going to harm them. W hile food trucks would b e subject to very specific h ealth standards governed by the state and local regulations, this would be the first county ordinance to apply specifically to mobile operators. And King would prefer to get it right the first time. A t the board meeting, King r ecommended an outside cons ultant study the issue, but that suggestion was as popular as limp lettuce. e need to work it out, said Commissioner Pat Edwards. I cant believe its beyond your scope Peter King had told the boar d d uring the meeting that his s taff was stretched thin with n ew development projects that are coming to the area and the recreation plan. In a phone call last week, King said his office lets the county s compr ehensive plan guide his work, and accor ding to the plan, the r ecr eation p lan should be completed this y ear. But Im up for this new challenge, said King. Any time the board wants to refocus the ef for t in a new ar e a, Im happy to comply . In fact, King has already started working on the food t ruck ordinance and presented a first draft to the Planning & Z oning Board at the meeting Tuesday night. I pulled it from Jacksonvilles ordinance, but keep in mind that it is not passed there y et, said King to the planning board. H e said he has had conversations with that citys general counsel in an effort to create a local plan. Jacksonville is having buyers remorse of this, said King at the planning boardm eeting. I think this will require careful consideration. B ut time for talking frustrates local businessman Mario Manganaro, owner of the former Pompeos restaurant downtown who wants to sell pizza now from a food truck at Peters Point, the popular beachfront park on the south end of Amelia Island. What kind of research do they need? said Manganaro. I know I would appreciate c oming out of the water to get a fresh soda or a hot dog, said M anganaro. Or pizza? e s, of course, that is my first choice, said Manganaro, who ran the restaurant in downtown Fernandina for more than 25 years before r etiring two years ago. H e said he has spoken with s everal commissioners about his food truck, and he spoke to the boar d about the issue at a meeting in March. Kelley, he said yeah, yeah, yeah, said Manganaro, about phone calls to CommissionerS teve Kelley. Edwar ds, he said yeah, y eah, yeah, said Manganaro, about phone calls to that commissioner But the boar d is moving forward. And during discussion they considered location. I dont expect them to take u p two spaces on Centre S tr eet, said Boatright, referr ing to Fernandinas historic shopping district. So wher e do they go? The judicial annex, now known as the Robert M. Foster Justice Center was sug gested. That would be a perfect opportunity, said Boatright. The fast food restaurants a nd convenience stores nearby on A1A may not agree with h im. How about parks? Commission Chair Barry Holloway said he thinks food trucks would be ideal at public p arks. He suggested Goffinsville Park down Old N assauville Road. The chamber of commerce weighed in on the issue at the boards request, reporting that 80 percent of respondents viewed food trucks in Nassau County favorably. We didnt do any sector identification. It was anonym ous and very broad, said the chambers Executive Director Regina Duncan. Sector identification is insider jargon for they dont know who responded to the survey. And, said Duncan, respondents could fill out the survey as many times as they w anted, as long as they used a different computer. She said the survey was o nline for five days and had 2 67 respondents. The survey a sked two questions. 1. Should food trucks be allowed to operate in Nassau County? 81.6 percent said yes. 2. Do you think food trucks take away business from restaurants? 65.1 percent said n o. G r owth Management also q uestions if the county can support food trucks as a local industr y Our community is different than Jacksonville or Portland, Ore., where food trucks are popular, said King. Portlands density is 20 t imes what Nassau County s i s and also we dont have large numbers of people in offices in any downtown ar e as. Commissioner Danny Leeper asked if allowing food trucks into the county would require amending the zoningc ode. K ing told him yes. He said i t would also require several public hearings, and those take time. Boatright maintained a position to move forward. He told King, T r y to put together what you can and try to move forward. firstname.lastname@example.org b e available at outdoor tables for patrons. Dogs must be kepto n leashes and signs must be posted with applicable rules. T he statute allows for dogs only, and permits expire on sale or transfer of the business. Commissioner Pat Gass, who is part-owner of Kelleys C ourtyard Caf in downtown Fernandina Beach, grumbledt hat the ordinance doesnt seem business friendly, but v oted in favor of it along with her fellow commissioners. An inflatable waterslide at Main Beach Park was also reluctantly approved by Gass a nd Vice Mayor Sarah Pelican, but did not get the nod fromM ayor Ed Boner, who objected to the vertical aspect of the w aterslide and its intrusion on park green space. Burton Bright, chair of the citys Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, said the w aterslide would fit in well with the master plan for Main BeachP ark and enhance the enjoyment of the area. R esident Joann Hertz said she was also concerned about the loss of green space and also had worries about an increase in the need for parking spaces. She suggested shuffleboard or petanque courts as alternatives. Commissioner Charles Corbett said he was in favor of trying out the waterslide b ecause it is a temporary struct ure with a contract that could b e canceled any time. I like it, Miller said. I think i ts a good idea. The kids can jump over to it from the skatepark and cool off. Why not just try it and see how it goes? Miller said he had also seen a l ot of positive feedback for the waterslide on social media. G ass said she was concerned about the structure k illing grass in the park and that it might look a bit cheesy. But now that we know it can come down at any time, it makes a little less concern, Gass said. But Boner still had objections to the inflatable slide, saying it would affect the resident ial development in the area. He also noted the parks biggest draw for him had always been the beach itself rather than manmade attractions such as waterslides and boardwalks. Boner said he was also worried that allowing the waterslide would open the door to other s imilar attractions. When you start to go down that road, its h ard to turn around and come back, he said. As you say, most families go to the beach to go to the beach, Pelican said. We have to be 100 percent sure this wont be a detriment to anyone. ... Are w e really that desperate (for profits) that were willing to take t hat risk? This can come down at any t ime, Corbett said. As far as the vertical, everything in the a rea is vertical ... I just dont see why we wouldnt give it a chance and go from there. This is almost a litmus test of the area, Miller said. This is a perfect situation to see what kind of feedback we get. Its easy enough to say we can dissolve this (contract G ass said. But wed have a parade and then a vote ... it wouldnt be resolved quickly. Resident Robin Lentz said that, as a guidance counselor at Fernandina Beach Middle School, she believed the waterslide would be very beneficial to local children. It would be a g reat place for kids to go and cool off, she said. If we dont like it, we can just take it down. It also makes us look more business-friendly. According to business owner Brent Palmer, the waterslide will be open May to September and would be deflate d at night. At a weigh of 4,800 pounds, the slide will cover an a rea about 180 by 50 feet, and will be run by two one-horsepower generators plugged intoa regular electrical outlet. 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Wild Amelia, in partnership with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, has announced that a sea turtle release h as been scheduled for Friday, May 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Main Beach an e vent that will kick off the 8th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival held a t venues on and around Amelia Island. Mint, the first sea turtle rescued in 2014, was found cold-stunned in Florida waters and was rehabilitated a t the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island: like other rehabilitate d turtles, Mint will be released back into native waters. T he sea turtle release is free and open to public. It will occur near midtide and all are invited to stand along the rope line to wish Mint goodbye and good luck! Parking is available, but limited, at the various Main Beach parking lots. M int, a juvenile green sea turtle, was found in Camachee Cove in St.A ugustine on Jan. 6. Mint was thin and suffering from cold shock, which is similar to hypothermia in humans. During treatment with antibiotics and fluid therapy, Mint developed anemia and a bacterial infection, which often happens to cold-stunned turtles, a condition that decreases all of t he animals bodily functions, including the immune system. With the use o f an antibiotic specific to the bacteria, Mint improved and is now ready f or release. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center rehabilitates many turtles that strand from illness, injury or cold shock along Amelia Island and Northeast F lorida beaches. Whenever possible, the turtles are released back into home waters after months and even years of painstaking treatment andc are at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Wild Amelia is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect the wild places and wildlife of Amelia Island through educational programs and events throughout the year and culminating in the three-day festival i n May. Wild Amelia partners with the city of Fernandina BeachD epartment of Parks and Recreation in these programs. 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KA THY BROOKS/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER T he 8th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival has something for everyone: ecotours like kayaking and other outdoor adventures and exhibits and nature photography classes indoors. Something for all From live animal exhibits to foots tomping music, the 8th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival, May 16-18, h as a lot to offer to island residents and visitors alike. Wild Amelia, a nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers from Amelia Island, conducts educational nature prog rams year-round that culminate in the three-day festival on the third w eekend in May. Many festival events and activities including the E xpo and some ecotours are free and open to the public. The mission of Wild Amelia is as it has always been: to encourage appreciation and careful stewardship of the islands w ild places and wildlife through education. R egistration for events is ongoing. 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Ecotours, Expo, more The 8th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival will kick off May 16 at 11:30 a.m. with release of a rehabilitated green s ea turtle back into the ocean at Main Beach. T hat Friday at 7 p.m., the festival will offer a nature cruise o n one of the Amelia River Cruise boats with naturalist Christina Nelson providing commentary about the flora and fauna as the sun goes down. H eavy hors doeuvres and nonalcoholic drinks will be provide d by Wild Amelia. For reservations, visit wildamelia.com. T he festival offers ecotours hikes and bike, boat, golf cart and Segway trips throughout the three-day period, as well asa curriculum of nature photogr aphy classes during the festival. The photo class track this y ear offers new classes and some new professional instruct ors. Again this year, the festival offers photographers a unique opportunity at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. On early Sunday morning, the zoo will h ost a nature photography shoot behind the scenes at the z oo and a brunch for the hungry photographers. The slate of Saturdays festival activities includes more e cotours and a huge expo at t he Atlantic Avenue Recreation C enter from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This expo will feature exhibits from nonprofit nature and conservation groups, as well as green, sustainable businesses in the community. For the second year in a row, the Starlab, S cience Firsts inflatable planet arium, will be set up for tours a s well. There are numerous activities for children. Live animal displays, including the Jacksonville Zoo, music and refreshments will add to the day. A silent auction ranging from items for children to excursions like a daytrip toC umberland Island and a tour f or eight to White Oak will be o ngoing until 3 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., the winners of the 6th annual W i ld Amelia Natur e Photography Contest will be announced. Sunday will dawn with sunrise yoga on the beach and will continue with ecotours andn atur e photography classes. R egistration for events is o ngoing. For mor e infor mation, or to r e gister for any events r equiring r egistration, visit wildamelia.com. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY M AY 9, 2014 NEWS News-Leader 317 Centre Street 904.277.0665Interest Free Layaway A AmeliasF FineJ Jewelry $20off any watch*with ad THANK YOU TO STEVE LINDBERG UNSEENIMAGES.COM FOR PHOTO, AND THE NEWS-LEADER FOR PRINTING THIS AD NL/PSA Wild Amelia wild music SUBMITTED PHOTOS Wild Amelia will feature music of the Amelia River Ramblers, above, from 10-11:30 a.m. and S altwater Cowgirls, below, from 12-2 p.m. May 17 outside the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. Events are free and open to the public. T he 8th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival has announced the musical offerings for this years FestivalE xpo on Saturday, May 17 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. B oth performing groups will get their audiences toes tapping and hands clapping. From 10-11:30 a.m., the Amelia River Ramblers a local group will perform their folk/country repertoire. From noon until 2 p.m., the Saltwater Cowgirls Katherine Archer and Lizzie Hastings will perform their original songs that celebrate life and the wild things that share our p lanet, songs like The Manatee Waltz. Both groups will perform on the lawn of the recrea tion center. The performances will be a part of the festivals huge EcoExpo with exhibits and activities for adults and children. All of these activities are free and open to the public. Wild Amelia is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to educating residents and visitors about the wild places and wildlife of Amelia Island. F or more information about the 8th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival and to register for ecotours or n ature photography classes, visit wildamelia.com. 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 yH OMELESS ANIMALS...S A V E U SA PU BLICSE RVICEANNOUNCMENTBYTHENEWS-LEADER
6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK T he final week of legislative session was filled with i ntensity and intrigue. All throughout the final weekend, leading up to the final days, the focus was on the state budget. This focus continued i nto the beginning of Week 9 and concluded Tuesday e vening at around 8:34 p.m. Once the budget lands on t he members desks, there is a required 72-hour waiting period before the chambers can vote on the budget. This year the waiting period ended a t 8:34 p.m. Friday. During the waiting period, the attention s hifted back to the battle of policy ideas and issues all the w ay until sine die, or the end of session. Each year, the two chambers take turns writing the budget. This year the Florida H ouse had the responsibility. This also meant that the H ouse would be the first to vote on the budget. The S enate would have to wait until after the House cast its vote before their members could take up the General Appropriations Act. Having control of the budget is important in the final day of legislative session. W hile many members e xpected the House to vote on the budget shortly after 8 :34, that was not to be t he case. Instead, the H ouse would wait to receive a few more bills from the S enate before we would release the budget to them for t heir vote. The last two days of sess ion are filled with nothing but taking up bills in returning messages. These are bills that have been approved in one chamber, amended in the o ther chamber and returned back. The chambers have to a gree on all changes in order for the bill to be fully a pproved and move to the governor for his signature. This is where things get intense as each chamber amends bills and bounce them back to the other chamber. You really have to be on your toes, as amendments are f lying right and left. This is also the time where trains are created. A train is a bill that has other bills attached to it. When a bill becomes a train, it becomes more difficult for it to pass, as t he original bill often is weighed down with the lang uage of the other bills. This year there were several health c are trains and one education train. Unfortunately, my education bill became a train. I began working on the Middle Grades Reform Bill, a long with the K12 education committee, back in January. W orking with my Senate counterpart, we agreed to add p rovisions relating to CAPE (Career and Professional Education) and collegiate high schools. This bill passed all House committees unanim ously and on Friday, April 25, the Senate voted unanim ously in favor of the bill. Then on Tuesday, April 29, a couple of other bills were amended to my Middle Grade Reform bill, including my own bill dealing with Education and the Department of Juvenile Justice (HB 173 173 had been hung up in the Senate and was in jeopardy of n ot passing that chamber. In a last-ditch effort, I began the t rain with my own bill, plus a couple more. (In fact, several other members wanted to get on the education train bill, but you can only take on so many b ills before the bill dies under its own weight.) This train b ill passed the House with a vote of 115 yeas and 1 nay. B ecause the House had amended the Middle Grades Reform bill, it was bounced back to the Senate for their concurrence. Unfortunately, t he Senate did not concur with the House amendments. The S enate amended the bill some more and bounced it back to t he House on the final day of session. At 8:52 on the closing day of session, the House voted to concur on the Senate amendm ents and passed the bill with a vote of 70 yeas and 44 nays. A fter months of hard work and negotiation, Senate Bill 8 50 passed both chambers. For me, this was two victories wrapped in one! Needless to say, the final days of session are a tough emotional roller-coaster; things change from hour to hour, and people are worn d own and on edge. Members are tired and emotionally d rained. In spite of the fatigue, it is important to maintain your composure and remain professional. This is where the process itself separates t he leaders from the followers and you will see the leaders r ise to the challenge of seeking solutions all the way to the f inal seconds of session. The final week had its share of walks to the Senate to check on the status of my bills and to confer with the Senate s ponsors. It was rewarding to have something to do in the f inal days. For many members, their bills had either a lready passed or died; and so they sat with little to do. That was not my plight! At 8:52 SB 850 passed; and around 10:20, the House b egan voting on the budget. This means that my bill was o ne of the final bills to pass this legislative session. I have b een in this situation several times and it always seems my work is never done until that final day. The House had already debated the budget and the associated conforming bills earlier in the day, so the final v otes took only minutes to cast. HB 5001, known as the G eneral Appropriations Act, passed with a vote of 102 yeas and 15 nays at 10:11 p.m. This signaled to the Senate that they could commence their v ote. While we waited for the S enate to complete their final task, music was broadcast t hroughout the chamber and the mood was jovial. Members could finally take a deep breath and relax just a bit. At 10:34, the Senate unanim ously voted to pass the budget. Both chambers exited t o the plaza area for the traditional dropping of the handk erchief to signal sine die. which is Latin for without day. This refers to the adjournment of the chambers without a day set for our r eturn. As I walked back to my o ffice one last time, I was thankful for the work that had b een accomplished and happy to be going home. I know many of you will want details on the budget, so I will provide you with that information in my next article. I look forward to seeing each of you in the district. Intensity and intrigue fill final week F RIDAY M AY 9, 2014 OPINION News-Leader STATE REP. J anet Adkins COMMUNITY THANKS A A c c o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y e e f f f f o o r r t t In spite of a rainy start to the day the 6th Annual Nassau County Animal Expo saw itsm ost successful year to date. We were able to showcase s ome lovely adoptable pets to the public, as well as help make t he public aware of the importance of r e sponsible pet ownership. Everyone learned about manatees, sea turtles, Amelia Islands natural resources, and those who braved the weatherg ot to see Jumpin Jax Flyball T eam in action. T her e ar e so many people who make this event possible. Trailer Park Collectibles graciously sponsor ed our silent auction. Linda Groat and her team worked very hard to make the silent auction interesting as well as profitable D esserts By Noelle was our b aked sale sponsor for the 2nd y ear in a row. Yummmmmmm mm! Pam Statile, pr e sident of DTW, came out in full force with her staff to help set-up, break down and anything else we asked of them. She also donat-e d items for our successful s ilent auction! C ats Angels volunteers are always the backbone of our or g anization and ar e always ther e to help in any capacity needed. Nassau Printing did a fabulous job with printing our flyersa nd posters. W e would like to thank the f ollowing businesses and private individuals for their silent auction donations: Nassau Diamond, Suntex, Villas of Grand Cypress, E.C. McDonald, Jo-Ann and Johnny Pimentel, Tess and Ebby Sopp, Lesia Waldrip, Janet Michea, Vicki Trower, Janet Johnson, Ann Kemp, the Hettinger family, Nassau Humane Society, Wild Amelia, Amelia River Golf, F airbanks House, Beef O Brady s, Park Avenue Spa, T reasures by the C Sandy Castiaux, Kathy Brooks, Bar Zin, The Sur f Barbara and George Sheffield, DTW Research/Pam Statile, Donnalynne Studley, The Petals Edge, Oyster Bay Yacht Club,A melia Styling Salon, The H appy T omato Caf, Pat and R ick Glassbrenner, Anthony Koziol, Wills Shores, Diane Gabaldon, Red Bones Baker y Jacksonville Zoo and Shar on Sylvester Windows By Sharon. And if that wasnt great enough, Cats Angels was ther ecipient of a Cash Mob on April 5 Our Thrift Stor e opened early a nd many people in our community came in and not only got a good bar g ain but helped a local business experience its best sales day ever. Thank you to ever yone who makes what we do possible. 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C C o o r r k k e e d d b b a a t t Thank you for your coverage of t he Inaugural Government Day (April 30 nificant sum for charities, it was a day of fun and camaraderie. I wisht o point out, however, that the Tax Collectors alleged home run was more than suspicious. Umpire Bill Leeper found his bat to be illegal. He was not ruled out only because his mother was in attendance and the officials did not want to hurt her f eelings. R obert M. Foster C ircuit Judge Fourth Judicial Circuit Y ulee S S i i g g n n i i s s o o v v e e r r k k i i l l l l The underwhelming response t o the gawky Burger King sign (April 15c lean and inviting, but its sign is o verkill. What red-blooded Americ an doesnt know the delights lying within to tempt the famished? That its a Burger King says it all: burgers, fries, boxed salads for those opting to deprive themselves, and if you get there early: breakfast stuff to fill you up. I f this sign is a symbol of fr ee s peech and religious freedom its a lso absurdly unnecessary. We get it! A Burger King is a Burger King. Amen, Sister Armstrong! No sign needed beyond those on your str uc ture. As for one responders snide comment that a flashing sign won t send people into epileptic seizur es g uess again! Flashing lights most c ertainly can ignite a seizure, as will old-fashioned movie projectors and school bus strobes. Trust me and be thankful you ar ent afflicted. An estimated 1 out of every hundred people are. Hats of f to County Commissioner Danny Leeper for wanting to c lean up signage clutter on our gatew ay to historic Fer nandina. W onder what the good commissioner thinks about the new sign on Sadler scandalizing my favorite chipmunk? A par ting word of advice to Sister Armstrong: Provide free water. After being charged a quarter for a cup of water I haven t returned to her BK. Debby Arnold Fer nandina Beach S S t t . M M i i c c h h a a e e l l a a g g a a i i n n A quick r esponse to the letter which was taken by many of us at St. Michael with deep concerns, and to the apology which is well meant and the issue should be considered closed. Many times, all of us wont admit an error and this was taken in that regard a credit to (the letter writer). Our parishioners are very lucky t hat we have a pastor, Fr. Jose, who i s a good person and I am sure we all have the same opinion. Lets forgive and for g et! For some of the few parishioners that do not favor our expansion, we have to answer with sor r y the pri ority exists that St. Michael s gr owth is here and the Yulee church will be built in the near futur e most l ikely in 2015. St. Michaels expansion when completed will be gr e atly appreciated by the majority of our parish ioners and the impr ovements will benefit the parish. One of the most recent additions, our parish hall, is a much better facility and accommodates twice the number adds extra individual meeting r ooms, kitchen better suited, better floors (easier to keep clean walk-in-cooler etc. For those of us that use the hall, know this we suggest you also see the entrance with the history of the early parish. John Megna Fernandina Beach G G u u n n l l a a w w Her e ar e my thoughts on the latest new law: What could they be thinking or not? As many of us have now heard, a fter July 1, 2014, in the state of G eorgia, you may bring your concealed weapon (gun lowing places: Bars Government buildings Chur ches Schools Airports if you have brought your fir ear m in by mistake. O ne of the few exceptions to this new law favored by the governor and legislatur e occurs if you have a histor y of mental illness. As a licensed family therapist who has practiced in Georgia and Florida for the past 20 years, let me make one fact clear. Mental illness, including alcohol and drug addiction, can occur at any time during our lives. What if we have obtained the concealed weapons license and fir ear m befor e the emotional/mental and/or addiction occur? Whos to check? Nobody! In a country that already has approximately 31,000 gun deaths a year, the highest by far of any other developed nation, does this new bill passed by the Georgia legislation make any sense? Y es, black on black fir earm deaths occur in large numbers in cities like Detroit and Chicago that has to be powerfully a ddressed. Still, the percentage of o ther Americans killed by guns, including an average of 19,000 annual suicides by fir e arms, is a very disturbing American statistic. Robert B. Howat, LMFT Fer nandina Beach S S o o u u t t h h F F l l e e t t c c h h e e r r s s a a f f e e t t y y I received the following email: Urgent Alert: Multiple break-ins r e ported along South Fletcher this week. If you ar e a property owner along South Fletcher and you would like to join our private neighborhood website that allows instant sharing of important safety and other information between South Fletcher pr oper ty owners only visit www.southfletcher.nextdoor.com and follow the instr uctions. Y our identity will be verified by your neighbors before youre allowed to join. Website rules prohibit ads, spam and editorials, or you will be blocked. If you want to participate in a safety and infor mation r elated pri vate website, please join up. It is fr ee and you can quit later if you don t like it. P. William Smith Amelia Island VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Mothers Day is so contrived, and so a ccordingly is Fathers Day. That is what I thought about holidays that w ere seemingly manufactured by the greeting card industry or the floral industry, or perhaps both as a conspiracy. It also is so clich to say: You dont appreciate things, or most importantly, people, until t hey are gone. Or so I thought. Until they are gone, resonates quite loudly now. S ure, Moms and Dads have their moments, and some of them may not be very good at being parents. And all of us at times have our moments, and are not very good at being children, and so we all tend to judge our relations hips with our families based upon lifes frustrations and irritations, often forgetting theh appy and fun times. But still, the contrived holidays draw us i nto the obligatory purchasing of cards and flowers and other gifts, to h onor Mom and Dad on a created special day, w hich somehow affords us a chance to show our appreciation and love. We should do so every day, but human nature tends t o steer us in other directions, so we have a holidayt o do so. That is how I felt, t hen. And of course we should celebrate our parents every day, and not just make a big to-do on a certain day m arked on the calendar, but for me, like most people, I focused on othert hings. Sure, I celebrated their birthdays, and spent good times with them on other occas ions, but I also always succumbed to making at least a phone call on those holidays. It was s uch a clich ritual, that I did because, that was the day, and that is what a son does on that day, right? That is how I felt, then. Until they are gone has changed all of that now. I wish like hell that I could pick up the phone and make that contrived holiday c all. Both my parents are gone, and I will not be making that call to either of them on theird ay But you know what? I am still lucky that I h ave a wonderful stepmother living in St. Marys, Ga. So, guess what I am going to do on Mothers Day? Nope, Im not going to call her, I am going o ver to see her and give her a card and a big hug, and personally wish her a HappyM others Day. And then, I am going to the beach and wish m y mom the same, sans the hug. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY M AY 9, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HO W T O WRITE US Letters must include writers name (printed and signatur e), addr ess and telephone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. No poems will be pub lished. Letters should be typed or printed. Not all letters are published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL., 32035 E-mail: mparnell@fbnewsleader. com. visit us on-line at fbnewsleader.com Mothers Day, and mothers Americans have warmed up to the idea of marijuana being legal. Most polls now r eport more than 50 percent of voters think pot should be legal if not decriminalized. And with good reason: More than half (52 percent) of dr ug ar r ests ar e for marijuana. This is a dr ug proven to be less harmful with fewer health risks than alcohol or tobacco, and were throwing silly amounts of tax dollars away tr ying to do away with it. For the last few months pot has been legal in two states, Colorado and Washington, and other states like Alaska and Illinois are considering following suit. This isnt even medicinal. This isn t even under the guise of helping your back pain; this is recreational marijuana consumption. W e used to wink at the medical ben efits of whiskey during temperance and the subsequent prohibition. Weve stopped having to do that and we can all just have a drink and chill out about being morally compromised. This seems to be where weed is going. So Americans are basically saying theyre OK with allowing gr ownups to indulge in a drug for the sake of indulging. This is a big tur ning point for a dr ug that s been consumed for 5,000 years and been vilified in this countr y for the last 100. Theres a coalition of people coming together on this issue. There are the libertarians who think all drugs should be legal; fiscal conservatives who see it as a big waste of resources and money; and the hippies whove been pr o-marijuana since before it was cool. So this unlikely axis of legal can agree on some pragmatic policy. Theyve proven it. So it s time for a serious discussion about the decriminalization of prostitution. Stick with me. As I mentioned, weve been cultivating pot for at least 5,000 years. But is pot dealer the worlds oldest profession? Not even close. First off, prostitution is not totally illegal in the U.S. Its legal and regulated in some counties of Nevada. Its also legal to pay someone to per for m sex acts if it s for enter tainment pur poses such as film and stage productions. So ther e is not an all-out ban on the selling of sex. And yet r oughly 80,000 people ar e ar rested every year for solicitation. Americans are coming around to the idea of letting consenting adults get stoned if they choose. We are also dead set against slavery as evidenced by the wholesale rejection of ranting rancher Cliven Bundy wonder ing if black people were better off under slaver y Even those calling him a patriotic mar tyr for fr eedom collectively clutched their pearls as soon as he suggested slavery wasnt all that bad. Of course slavery is that bad. Its the violent dehumanization of people for the sole purpose of profit and its not just a relic of the 19th century. A r eport last year by Australia-based Walk Free Foundation estimates there are currently 30 million slaves in the world. They report 60,000 of them are in the U.S. We have two kinds of slaves in the U.S. and both ar e easily fixed by legislation: illegal immigrants (another column for another time) and sex workers. Because these two gr oups ar e for ced into the shadows, their existence can be very dark. We are not going to wipe out the sex trade. We will not arrest our way out of having prostitution in our communities. Its not going away. No amount of public shaming, arresting or pr osecuting will make us fr ee of sex exchanged for money. What we can do for those who ar e working in the industr y is make it legal. Give them back their rights and access to the courts to redress their grievances. Decriminalize sex between consenting adults. If we really believe in freedom, then let people live their lives and let sex workers work in the light of day. The upside is we can be on our way to erad icating slavery. Which is just the right thing to do. Isn t that something we can all agr ee on? 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I still have a picture of me s itting in a rocking chair with a pink crepe paper carnation pinned to my robe holding my new daughter dressed in a little pink lace-trimmed onesie. May 5 marked 37 years since that s quirming pink bundle was placed in my a r ms, over whelming me with fier ce love as I l ooked at her precious face. It wasnt just my daughter who was born on that date. To quote Rajneesh, The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed befor e. The woman existed, but t he mother, never. A mothe r is something absolutely n ew. S o caught up was I in that pink cloud of joy that I couldnt stop smiling the entir e day Reality tapped me on the shoulder the following evening when a nursec ame in with pamphlets a bout the car e and feeding o f infants. oure taking her home tomorrow so we want to make sur e your e pr e pared, she said. Prepared? Me? Luckily I was sharing a home with my inl aws so I had built-in help, but I would be h er primar y caregiver because my husband w orked the graveyard shift. He slept during the day and was gone all night. Like any first-time mother, I made my shar e of mistakes, but we both survived and now that precious bundle is all grown up with two little boys who brought that same fierce love into her heart. When my son was born seven years later, I remember coming out of the anesthesia from the caesarean to wail, Oh, my baby! Give me my sweet boy! Ive only ever given birth twice but my grandmother raised 13 and my mother had nine. Ive no doubt they both experienced that same power ful onrush of maternal love with each subsequent bundle. And I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know, wrote Mitch Albom. Others have dubbed mother love the most powerful force on earth and I cant help but agr ee. Happy Mother s Day Heather Perry is a reporter for the NewsLeader. email@example.com NEWSR OOM V IEWS H e ather A. Perry SER VING Y OU City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners: Mayor: Ed Boner : 556-7554 (cell email: firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Mayor: Sarah Pelican : 432-8644 (cell email: email@example.com Charlie Corbett : 583-1767 (cell email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pat Gass : 277-7987 (home email: email@example.com Johnny Miller : 556-3299 (cell email: firstname.lastname@example.org OPINIONS F ROM THE GOLDFISH C oleman L angshaw
COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MAY9, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8ADo n t waste words on empty, idle, vain thingsThe ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. In the natural, chaff was once the covering for wheat. It has no ability to make itself valuable or to give itself substance to keep from being blown around even by the slightest gust of wind. It is worthless and empty, without stability, and yet it was once connected to wheat. But we humans, made in the image and likeness of God, are likened to wheat; likened to a well-watered tree planted close to the resource that sustains it to bring forth fruit in its season. How can this be? This describes anyone who has acknowledged Jesus Christ as God come in the flesh, who refuses to heed the advice of nonbelievers and r ejects to follow in the steps of heathens or seat themselves in the place of scorners. They are joyful concerning both the precepts of God and also the dictates of His children's code of ethics while here on Earth. When we allow ourselves to meditate and repeat over and over what God has said, we will find that this meditation is more than an exercise of our minds, it is living in our hearts, minds and bodies with God's plan for our lives. When we do meditate on the truth, we will be productive and personally prosperous (you can be one without the other). This is so unlike the chafflike people who waste their words on empty, idle and vain things. Don't you think that since judgment begins at the house of God, we should begin to examine ourselves as to whether we are fruit producers? Or are we fainting in the day of adversity because we neglected to anchor ourselves in what God has already spoken concerning us? We have been given great opportunities to choose that we will no longer be tossed to and fro with every new wrinkle. Instead, with the help of the Holy Ghost, we study to show ourselves approved unto God, workmen that will not be ashamed. We will listen to anointed men and women of God to teach us, and we will judge what is said by the spirit in us and what its already written in the Bible. Blessings to all and a very Happy Mother's Day, given from God. The family of the late Earl Samuel Jones wishes to thank you, their family and friends, for all acts of kindness shown to them during their hours of bereavement and pray God's blessings upon each of you. Birthday wishes to Shawn Wingard, Keegan Brennan, Clara Amons, Tylinda sharper, Bessie Lawyer, Alene Jordan, Lorine Williams, Kendall Harris, Lillian James, and in honor of all our mothers who have gone home to be with the Lord, on this Mother's Day and always, we love you and will never forget you. Rest on in God's care. NOW AND THENM aybelle Ki rkland C AMPUS NOTES Students graduated from Brenau University during the 135th anniversary commencement ceremonies May 2-3. These graduates included Alfredo Jimenez of Fernandina Beach, who earned a bachelor of arts; and Robert Paul Lunt of Fernandina Beach, who earned a master of business administration. Ron AndersonBUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904) 261-6821 F AMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6 Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Baile y Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hw y 1, Callahan, FL S teve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStr eet Fe r nandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d ' s s H H o o u u s s e e THISSPACEAVAILABLE. CALL261-3696 AND ASKFORANAD-VISOR TO PUTTHISSPACETO WORKFORYOU. SUBSCRIBETODAY! f bnewsleader.com With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!Psalm 119:10 The expression "all in" refers to wagering one's entire stake in poker, and thus has the connotation of being entirely committed to one's hand, or by extension, to whatever one is doing. One could commit oneself entirely to a business proposition by investing all of one's savings, for instance. Committing yourself to God is a lot like declaring that you are "all in." That is, we can't play half of our stake or only invest half of our resources in the kingdom of heaven. We must be completely committed to the spiritual life, wholeheartedly and single-mindedly giving our lives over to God. Anything else and you just aren't all in. Christopher Simon Are You All In? Mr. Brabham, Miss YoungY Y o o u u n n g g B B r r a a b b h h a a m mLucy Young and Robert Brabham, both of Pensacola, will be married at 5 p.m. Aug. 2, 2014, at Mandi's Chapel in Live Oak with the Rev. Susan Nanny officiating. The reception will follow at Camp W eed. The bride-elect is the daughter of the Rev. George and Kammy Young of Sewanee, Tenn. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Matt and Lori Brabham of Jay. WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS Mr. and Mrs. TaylorT T a a y y l l o o r r R R i i m m e e s sMandi Rimes and Stephen T aylor, both of Fernandina Beach, were married at 5:30 p.m. April 12, 2014, on Amelia Island with John Drew officiating. The bride is the daughter of Al and Sherry Rimes of Fernandina Beach. The bridegroom is the son of Jean and Jimmy Taylor and Mike and Susie Taylor, all of Fernandina Beach. Osprey Village honors contest winners Osprey Village senior living community on Amelia Island gave away nearly $3,750 in cash prizes to four winners of the community's Silver Pen Scholarship during a dinner ceremony April 23. The Silver Pen Scholarship was open to high school seniors with plans to graduate in 2014 and who live within 25 miles of Osprey Village. Entries were screened and delivered to members of the Resident Advisory Council for the judging process. Entries were judged on several criteria including creativity, fluidity of language and the ability to convey complex feelings in a clear manner. Osprey Village's Executive Director Dana Sargent says the topic, which asked students to remodel the driving laws for older adults and teens to enable both generations to continue to enjoy the freedom and independence of driving, is one way to bridge the communication gap between generations. "Our members look forward to this competition every year and they love hearing what current high school seniors have to say on generational topics," stated Sargent. "We have been doing this scholarship for a few years now and this year we received the largest re sponse to date." 2014 winners include: First place: Isabella Hower Isabella Hower attends Fernandina Beach High. In the fall, she will attend the University of Florida to pursue something in the medical field. "Winning this award means taking me another step closer to fulfilling my dream of entering into the medical field," she said. Second place: Clay Hewett Clay Hewett attends Fernandina Beach High. In the fall, he will attend the University of South Florida to pursue pre-med. "Winning this award means a lot seeing that someone is recognizing me for my achievements and ideas," he said. Third place: Robert Lusardi Robert Lusardi attends Yulee High. In the fall, he will attend the University of North Florida in the Honors Program to pursue a degree in finance. "It showed me that no matter where I am or how old I am, people care about the opinions of younger individuals and like to hear what they have to say. I also have a sense of accomplishment from being selected, as I put in time and effort toward this scholarship. I am very thankful to have been selected, and I am glad that my ideas were met with great support and recognition," he said. Fourth place: Michaela Bowen Michaela Bowen attends Yulee High. In the fall, she will attend Florida State College at Jacksonville to pursue an RN degree. "This award means a lot to me because without awards like this and others I may not be able to afford the education I wish to receive. This award will help me pay for college by helping to provide funds for books, fees, and tuition. Thank you very much, I am honored to be chosen as one of the four winners for Osprey Village. I can't begin to express my gratitude and appreciation," she said. SUBMITTEDOsprey Village member Mr. Pitler with the writing contest finalists Robert Lusardi, Michaela Bowen, Isabella Hower and Clay Hewett. To read the winners' essays or learn more, visit silverpen-slc.com. Y ulee Middle School participated in the Patriot's Pen Writing Contest last November that was sponsored by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4351. The theme of the essay was, "What Patriotism Means to Me" and the students had to write a 300to 400-word essay. Three winners of the essay contest were from Yulee Middle School. Eighth graders Olivia Lanaghan and Jaya Riley and seventh grader Lydia Parker were presented with certificates and monetary awards from Rear Admiral Gene Kendall and Post Commander Al Lorentson of Post 4351. From left are Kendall, Parker, Lanaghan, Riley and Lorentson.SUBMITTEDPA TRIOTS PEN WINNERS AT YMS JOY SCHOLARS SUBMITTEDJoy to the Children scholarship recipients received their awards at the Fernandina Beach High School Senior A wards Ceremony on April 30. JTC has one more scholarship recipient to be awarded at another Nassau County school, at an upcoming awards ceremony. Above, from left, are Tia Grant, Hampton Sparkman, Deja Webb and Susan Childers, JTC Scholarship Committee head and treasurer. Come to the European American Business Club (EABC) meeting at the Amelia River Golf Club on T uesday at 6 p.m. and hear from guest speaker Mike Bowling, Pound Puppies creator. Bowling knew that to get his plush-pet ideas off the ground he needed to produce a variety of stuffed animals that were loveable by kids but also easily manufactured. The Pound Puppies were officially launched in 1984 in To r onto, Canada. Each came with a cardboard case shaped like a doghouse with an "adoption" certificate and quickly became the toy craze. Bowling's company was eventually purchased by T onka, which introduced the puppies into the U.S. market and to kids around the world. Come to the meeting to get ideas about how to make your start-up idea a success. The EABC meets at the Amelia River Golf Club the second Tuesday of each month. Fee is $12 and includes food prepared by the golf club's chef. An open bar with wines, mixed drinks and beers is available. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are also available. To get an opportunity to meet Bowling, who now lives on Amelia Island, come early on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. Everyone is invited. To learn more about the EABC visit the website at www.eabcnetwork.com. The European American Business Club (EABC) meets the second Tuesday of each month from 5:45-8 p.m. at the Amelia River Golf Club. Speakers are announced each month via email.EABC meeting Tuesday to fea ture entrepreneurThe Men's Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will hold its next lunch-meeting on Thursday at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club at 11:30 a.m. Susan Hurley, director of Promotions and Special Events, Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, will touch on the Tourist Development Council's mission and objectives, the economic "Return on Investments," how dollars are spent and the re-design of its brand. T ickets are $15 in advance by Saturday and $17 at the door. For reservations, call Bob Wesche, 310-9055. All men, whether new or longtime Nassau County residents, are welcome to attend and join the club. For information, visitwww.mensnewcomersclub.org. M M e e n n s s c c l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s s
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9A F RIDAY M AY 9, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Advocates are on-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week for emotional support and crisis intervention. Confidential meetings areavailable in Yulee, Fernandina Beach, and Hilliard. All communications are confidential. www .womenscenter ofjax.or g T he Womens Center of Jacksonville improves the lives of women through advocacy, support, and education. This publication was made possible by the 2013 Florida Legislative Session, administered by the State of Florida, Department of Health (DOH If you or someone you know has been avictim of sexual v iolence, support is available in Nassau County. The Womens Center of Jacksonville serves survivors of sexual violence of all genders ages 12 and older.24-HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE 904-721-RAPE (7273 Please contact Mary Pitcher at m pitc her@bar nabasnassau.or g if you would like to help sort and box donated food on Saturday, May 10. O O n n S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y , M M a a y y 1 1 0 0 If everyone gives somethingthe Barnabas Food Pantry could be stocked with dry goods to feed those experiencing hunger for several months. Simply leave your bagged food donations at your mailbox and your postal carrier will pick them up on their daily route.A A n n n n u u a al l P Po o s s t t O O f f f f i i c c e e F F o o o o d d D D r r i i v v e e !It is the largest food drive of the year.Be the differencethat makes a difference for someone experiencing hunger!STAMP OUTHUNGER NL/PSA NL/PSA THANK YOU TO STEVE LINDBERG UNSEENIMAGES.COM FOR PHOTO, AND THE NEWS-LEADER FOR PRINTING THIS AD NL/PSA POLITICS IN BRIEF F F a a i i r r T T a a x x Florida Fair Tax plans to h old a special rally to raise awareness about the Fair T ax from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Peck Center, Fernandina Beach The goal is to educate people within the local comm unity about the benefits of the Florida Fair Tax. T he Florida Fair Tax is a non-partisan effort to replace f ederal income and payroll taxes with a national retail sales tax. Organizers say this approach simplifies the process because it eliminates the IRS and the complex tax code. T he Florida Fair Tax is a 501(c3ganization locate d in Ponte Vedra. According to the groups flyer, membership fees start at $5 annually. Contact Larry Miller at 415-3142 for information. D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t i i c c C C l l u u b b T he Democratic Club of Amelia Island will host its n ext dinner meeting at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2 800 Bill Melton Road, on Tuesday, May 20 (note this is the third Tuesday, rather than the usual fourth Tuesday). Doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:45 p.m. A cash bar will be available. S peaker for the evening will be Ben Wilcox, research director for Integrity Florida, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institute and government watchdog founded in 2012 whose mission is to promote integrity in government and e xpose public corruption. He will provide attendees with an update on the recently concluded Florida Legislature session. Reservations for the dinner are requested. To reserve, please send a check for $16 payable to DCAI to: D CAI, PO Box 16022, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035, or drop off a check at Democratic Headquarters at the corner of Eighth and Date streets in Fernandina Beach. Thoughts on graduation Today marks a milestone for H ollie andmyself. As this N ewsLeader hits the stand, Christopher graduates college. Being our youngest, we can take out the big magic marker and make a checkmark on educating the kids. It feels good. W hen reflecting on education and ultimately turning that i nto employment, the concept of sticking to the bread and butter needs of our world hits me. Look at most self-made millionaires, and they usually got there with a product or service of mainstream appeal. L ook at the two owners in the short history of our Jacks onville Jaguars. Wayne Weaver made a fortune in shoes. It doesnt get any more primary than that. Our current owner made a lot of money supplying auto parts, getting his launch with bumpers. Cars need bumpers a nd feet need shoes. With employment/jobs a hot t opic this past decade, does it make sense for young people to pursue a background in core needs of the world? Education is great and experience is the ultimate educat ion. Our kids need to assess what the world demands and position themselves t o offer it. I read r ecently of an honor student who shocked her parents by saying she wasnt going to college right a way. Her justification was that she didnt have a plan yet and d idnt want her parents investing in college until she did. Call her actions what you like I call it refreshing. College needs to be weighed in earnest by kids and parents before the big commitment t akes place. Challenge them to justify the college selection and w hat they see as the value of the investment of money and four years of their time. Some kids are better off exploring alternatives to a four-year coll ege right out of high school. Community colleges, trade schools and going straight to work can all make sense. Colleges will accept applicants later than high school and they usually make great students. I n todays hyper-competitive world, kids have to think hard w here they may fit. The big thing is to try. Try what appeals to you. I heard years ago that the average person makes four significant career moves in their working life. It could be a job change, a profession change or o ther decision. Ill bet that now it could be more than four c areer changes. You can roll your 401(kom employer to employer, making you more of a free agent. The key is to try things and work on your plan. Too many kids are graduati ng with generic degrees and no plan. They owe a fortune in student loans and dont really know how they are going to pay it back. Many millenials cant buy a car because they owe too much on student loans. Before p arents savings are depleted and students borrow the war d ebt, put time in picking a bread and butter way to make a living. To all the high school and college graduates, congratulations. Make it the foundation of a better life and get out there a nd try something. Have a good week. R ick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. email@example.com KEFFER CORNER RickKeffer Consumer confidence flat University of Florida GAINESVILLE Floridians consumer sentiment declined slightly in April, according to a University of Florida survey. As we expected, the overall c onsumer sentiment index is r emaining relatively flat given t he lack of significant economi c news, said Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Resear ch. Her e in Florida, the economy remains on a steady p ath without any big changes e ither negative or positive. T hree of the five compon ents making up the index decreased, and two increased. F loridas unruffled consumer sentiment, however, is l ower than the national level. Concern over employment may help explain why Last month Floridas unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percent to 6.3 per cent. This may not be bad news, McCarty said. A typical pattern after most r e cessions is for unemployment to temporarily incr e ase, as pr e viously discouraged workers see mor e job availability and r eenter the labor for ce, McCar ty said. There is no doubt that Florida lost workers from the l abor force. The question is whether they permanently left t o take early retirement, or whether they temporarily left f or job training or are just biding time until the labor market impr o ves. Housing continued to improve in March with the median price for a single-fami ly home rising to $173,000, al evel not achieved since last A ugust. However a r ecent r e por t on national new home sales for March was surprisingly down 14.5 per cent, indi cating ther e may be a slowdown in housing this year compared to last year, McCarty said. S ome kids are better off exploring alternatives t o a four-year college right out of high school. C ommunity colleges, trade schools and going s traight to work can all make sense.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MAY9, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A SPRINGTIME ON THE GRIDIRON PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThursday was the first day in full gear for the Fernandina Beach High School football team as it prepares for its spring game M ay 21. The Pirates host Bolles at 6 p.m. and will play a half. The Yulee High School Hornets play at 7:30 p.m. May 22 at Nease.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, MAY9, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader V V F F W W P P o o s s t t 4 4 3 3 5 5 1 1 g g o o l l f f t t o o u u r r n n a a m m e e n n t tThe VFW Post 4351 is having a golf tournament Saturday at Amelia River Golf Club. Format is a four-man scramble. Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. The $85 fee includes golf and lunch. For information, contact Bill Johnson at 415-6298.T T a a k k e e a a t t e e s s t t d d r r i i v v e e t t o o n n i i g g h h t tThe InZone Club of Yulee High School is partnering with Ford and Paul Clark Ford of Y ulee to host the Drive One 4 UR School fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Yulee Pop Warner field. The fundraiser will be held in conjunction with the Green and Gold game. Qualifying test drives will be given until 8 p.m.; the school receives donations from Ford for each valid test drive.K K i i d d s s f f i i s s h h i i n n g g c c l l i i n n i i c cThe Florida Wildlife Commission will offer a kids fishing clinic at Fort Clinch State Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31. Lunch will be provided. Visit www.MyFWC.com/fishing.I I n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n c c e e 5 5 K KOn July 4, the Vida Race Series sixth annual Independence 5K will take place at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. A favorite of runners, participants can race, run or walk through the shaded, tree-canopied resort. Additionally, a one-mile Youth Fun Run will be held immediately after the 5K is finished, so pint-size junior family members can join in the fun. This years race will be chip timed. The courses will begin and end at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park parking lot, next to the Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast Highway. Check-in and day-of-registration is from 6:45-7:45 a.m. The races begin at 8 a.m. Y outh Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. A wards will be given out to the top overall male and female and the top three male and female winners in 14 age categories. All children in the fun run get an award for finishing. Pre-register by mail (forms can be found on AmeliaIslandRunners.com); in person (forms are available at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Health & Fitness Center and the McArthur Family YMCA); or register directly online at Active.com. Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child (12 and under). Make checks out to Vida Fitness. Preregistration closes July 3 at 9 a.m. Day-of registration checks and cash only will be accepted. All pre-registered participants receive a goody bag, which will include one race T-shirt and surprises from race sponsors. B B o o w w l l i i n n g g l l e e a a g g u u e e s sA senior league bowling is offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Nassau Bowling off US 17 in Yulee. The group also meets for Christian league at 6 p.m. Thursdays.Y Y M M C C A A s s u u m m m m e e r r s s p p o o r r t t s sThe McArthur Family YMCAis now registering for basketball, swim team, swim lessons and sports camps for the summer. For information, contact Jenna Scott at jscott@ firstcoastymca.org or 261-1080, ext 109.O O r r g g a a n n i i z z e e d d b b i i k k e e r r i i d d e e s sThere are organized bicycle rides Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach. Park near the miniature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders of A(18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the group) all participate. The ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops along the way and loops back to the starting point at around 10 miles before continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the route. Anyone who joins the group will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. There is also a regular ride Mondays for experienced road cyclists starting at 9 a.m. at various locations on Amelia Island and in Nassau County. The starting points and distances for these rides will be announced. Helmets and a bicycle in good working condition are mandatory. Call 261-5160 or visit www.ameliaislandcycling. com, www.sports. groups.yahoo.com/ group/sriders or www.nfbc.us.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 years fan experience will provide a whole new level of service and excitement. Visit www.jaguars.com for information. SPORTS SHORTS JUNIOR CAMPSB B o o y y s s & & G G i i r r l l s s C C l l u u b b s sBoys & 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 for information.V V o o l l l l e e y y b b a a l l l lFernandina Beach High School will be hosting an annual summer volleyball camp from 9-11 a.m. June 2-4 for upcoming fourth-eighth graders at the FBHS gym. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. in the gym lobby on the first day of camp. Cost is $45 and includes a camp T-shirt. Checks should be made payable to Nassau County School Board.P P i i r r a a t t e e b b a a s s e e b b a a l l l l The 32nd annual Pirate Baseball Camp will be held June 2-6 for ages 6-15. The camp will be held at the Fernandina Beach High School Baseball Complex from 9 a.m. until noon. Registration will be June 2 starting at 8:15 a.m. Camp cost is $85 and includes the camp T-shirt. Information and applications may be found at www.fernandinahigh.com/sports/baseball or at the school office. Call 261-5713 or Coach Ken Roland at 556-1163 for information.C C h h e e e e r r l l e e a a d d i i n n g gD.M. Rolands Cheer Camp will be held June 2-6 in Building 22 at Fernandina Beach High School, behind the middle school. Preschoolers ages 3-4 will attend from 9-11 a.m. and the cost is $70. School-age children go from 9 a.m. to noon and the cost is $80, cash only. Register first day of camp at 8:30 a.m.D D o o n n o o v v i i n n D D a a r r i i u u s s f f o o o o t t b b a a l l l lA two-day football camp, directed by former all pro NFL player Donovin Darius will be ehld from 6-8 p.m. July 14-15 for ages 5-14 at the Yulee Sports Complex. Register online at dariusnextleveltraining.com or call (904) 290-3320 for information.G G o o l l f f a a t t O O m m n n i iOmni Amelia Island Plantation will hold a Junior Golf Academy summer series with six weekly sessions available for children ages 8-17, who will have the opportunity to work with professional coaches to improve their golf skills. Sessions are June 3-6, June 17-20, July 1-4, July 29-Aug. 1, Aug. 12-15 and Aug. 26-29. Cost is $200 per week, $75 per individual day. Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers will work on full swing and short game with on-course playing and video analysis. Snacks will be provided. Miniature putt championship challenge on the final day. Hat and shirts are provided for campers. Students may bring their own clubs but clubs will be provided. Students walk the course; a lightweight carry bag is required. Students must bring their own golf balls for the course; range balls will be provided for practice. For information, call the pro shop at 277-5907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit OakMarshOceanLinks. com.Y Y u u l l e e e e c c h h e e e e r r c c a a m m p pThe Yulee Cheer Camp for beginners and experienced cheerleaders ages 5-15 will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 14-15 at the Yulee Sports Complex. For details, visit www.yaahornets.com or call Kelly Dikun at (904) 477-6692 or Tammy Peacock at (404) 402-9173.CALLING ALL CAMPERS Campers participate in the 2009 Pirate Baseball Camp, above, and, right, in the 2007 D.M. Roland Cheer Camp at Fernandina Beach High School. Both camps are slated for June 2-6. See below for details and other camps in the area.PHOTOS BY BETH JONES NEWS-LEADER RECREATION ROUNDUPFERNANDINABEACH PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT For more information, log onto www.fbfl.us. SUMMER ADULTCO-ED KICKBALLLEAGUE. Regi-stration through May 16. 20-person team roster limit. Game lineups must have minimum of 8 players and a maximum of 11 players (4 players must be females). Ages 16 and up. Team registration fee: $100, due May 16. Captains meeting May 20, 6:30 p.m. at Buccaneer Field, 1001 Beech St. 8-game season and tournament. Games on Tuesday nights at Buccaneer Field beginning at 6:30 p.m. Season begins June 3. Call/email Jason (310-3353, email@example.com). SUMMER ADULTSOFTBALL LEAGUES. Registration for Recreational Co-ed, Mens and W omens Leagues from through 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. Team fees will not be accepted after May 20). $72 twogame forfeit fees (Recreational Co-ed and Mens Leagues) and $48 two-game forfeit fees (Womens League) due May 30 at the Atlantic Center. Captains meeting, all leagues, May 22 at 6:30 p.m at Atlantic Center Auditorium. 10-game regular season and single-elimination tournament in each league. Recreational Co-ed: games on Mondays. Mens: games on Thursdays. Womens: games on Thursdays. Season begins: Rec Co-ed June 2; Mens and W omens June 5. For information, call/email Jason Brown (310-3353, firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.leaguelineup.com/fbflsoftball SUMMER WEDNESDAY NIGHTADULTCO-ED 1-PITCH SOFTBALLLEAGUE registration through May 19. Combination of ASAand USSSArules. 6/4 maleto-female ratio. 15-person roster limit per team. Men must use ASA-approved bats. Women may use ASA-approved or USSSAapproved bats. 8-game regular season and double-elimination tournament. Games have 45minute time limits. $220 team fees 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). $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. For information on this league, call/email Jason (310-3353, email@example.com) or log onto www.leaguelineup.com/ fbflsoftball.
WASHINGTON Baptist Health System Inc. (Baptist Health), the parent company for a network of affiliated hospitals a nd medical pr oviders in the J acksonville area, including Baptist Medical Center Nassau, has agr e ed to pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that its subsidiaries violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to federal health care programsf or medically unnecessary servi ces and dr ugs, the Depar tment o f Justice announced. The alleged misconduct involved Medicar e Medicaid, TRICARE and the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. Providers that bill for u nnecessar y services and d rugs contribute to the soaring cost of health care, said Assistant Attor n ey General for the Justice Departments Civil Division Stuart F. Delery. Providers must deal fairly and honestly with federal healthc are programs, and the Justice D epar tment will investigate a ggressively and hold accountable those who do not. This settlement r e solves alle gations that, from September 2009 to October 2011, two neurologists in the Baptist Health n etwork misdiagnosed patients w ith various neur ological diso rders, such as multiple sclerosis, which caused Baptist Health to bill for medically unnecessary services. Although Baptist Health placed one of the physicians at issue on administrative leave in October 2011, itd id not disclose any misdiagn oses to the gover nment until S eptember 2012. This settlement sends a clear message that health car e fraud will not be tolerated in our district, particularly when there is the potential for harm to p atients, said U.S. Attorney A. L ee Bentley III for the Middle D istrict of Florida. The improper conduct at issue in this case included Medicaid patients. Medicaid is funded jointly by the states and the federal government. The state of Florida, which paid fors ome of the Medicaid claims at i ssue, will r eceive $19,024 of the s ettlement amount. Health care providers will not be per m itted to pr o vide patients unnecessar y medical services and drugs and then pocket the improper payments they receive as a result, saidA cting Special Agent in Charge B rian Mar tens, U.S. D epartment of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. Our agency is dedicated to investigating health care fraud schemes that diver t scar ce taxpayer funds meant to provide for legitimate patient care. The governments investig ation was initiated by a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act by V e r c hetta W ells, a former Baptist Health employee. The act allows private citizens to file suit for false claims on behalf of the government and to share in the governments recovery. Wells willr eceive $424,155. These health car e providers did not only violate the laws of the United States they violated the trust placed in them by their patients, said Inspector General of the U.S. Of fice of Personnel Management Patrick E. McFarland. Federal employees deser ve health care providers, including hospitals, that meet the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior. Todays settlement reminds all providers that they must obser ve those standar ds and reflects the commitment of federal law enfor cement or ganizations to pursue improper and illegal conduct that may put the health and well-being of their patients at risk. The claims resolved by this settlement are allegations only, and ther e has been no deter mination of liability. The lawsuit against Baptist Health was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and is captioned United States ex r el. W ells v Baptist Health System Inc. et al. Since January 2009, the Justice Depar tment has r ecov ered a total of more than $19.1 billion thr ough False Claims Act cases, with more than $13.6 billion of that amount recovered in cases involving fraud against federal health car e pr ograms. This settlement is the result of a coordinated effort among the Justice Depar tment s Civil Division, the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Defense Health Agency Program Integrity Office and the Office of Personnel Management Of fice of Inspector General. H EATHER A. PERRY News-Leader As Youth Librarian for the N assau County Library System, Michelle Forde meets families and people of all ages from all across Nassau County. It has made me very aware o f the needs we have in each of our communities. The needs a re so great that no one institution, business or library can b egin to meet them alone. When she visited schools, daycares and pre-schools, Forde met adults and youth who were struggling parents who had lost jobs and were desp erately seeking ways to support their families; teens preparing for college with no foreseeable way to pay their tuition; and parents raising special needs children who sought answers to help them with cert ain circumstances they faced. As the Youth Librarian, I wanted to reach out and help them all, meet every need, so I began to research the various organizations and the services they offered and specialized in. Forde emailed over 36 organizations suggesting the f ormation of a Youth Coalition where they could come together to assess the needs of the youth and families and make a joint effort to meet those needs. The implementation of the Youth Activity Fair was born in an effort to educate families/ youth in all of Nassau County on t he various organizations and free services and programs e ach organization offers to benefit the communities we proudly serve. We have created a regi stry of organizations which is growing with contact information and services so they will know whom to contact in their time of need, said Forde. The purpose of the fair is to bring all our members together i n one place and spotlight what we offer directly to the public, a nd for those in need, to educate them about our services, said James Weinsier, local author and co-leader of the Nassau Youth Writers Program. The mission of the coalition is for all of us to learn about e ach other and what each of us is doing on a regular basis. T hen we can pass the information on to those in our individual groups. In addition, we help each other out any way possible with event planning and the ultim ate success of all by joining forces. Its a matter of all of us r owing in same direction for the betterment of everyone in the c ounty, added Weinsier. Over 40 organizations such as Family Support Services, the Boys and Girls Club, Take Stock in Children, 4-H Youth Development, among others, will have tables at the Youth Activity Fair from which they will distribute information and literature, and at which their representatives can talk to the public. Our goal was to have people be able to stop at each table and learn what the different organizations can offer to their family, said Forde. Future plans for the Nassau Youth Coalition include continuing to partner together jointly to assess and meet the needs of f amilies in the community. We welcome any new members who want to partner with us. We are passionate about meeting the needs of families in our community Activities for the kids include Build-It programs by Lowes and Home Depot, face painting, games, arts and crafts and other kid friendly fun. Families can enjoy appearances by Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Firedog, local TV a nd radio personalities as well as Nassau County Sheriff Office boats, police cars and other community service vehicles. There will be prizes and giveaways from Chilis and the Jacksonville Jaguars, a Wild Wonders Animal Show, balloon a rtist and live music. The event is free to set up a display table and its free to the public. For more information contact Michelle Forde, Nassau Youth Coalition, at 548-4858 or (904de @nassaucountyfl.com. 12A F RIDAY M AY 9, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Yulee fair highlights services for youth Baptist Health to pay $2.5M in fraud claim We are passionate about m eeting the needs of families i n our community M ICHELLE FORDE NASSAU YOUTH COALITION COORDINATOR Y Y o o u u t t h h A A c c t t i i v v i i t t y y F F a a i i r r On Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Nassau Youth Coalition will hold a Youth Activity Fair at the Yulee S ports Complex, 86142 Goodbread Road. Thefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable food items all year round. For more information, call:261-70001303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101 Fernandina Beach,FL Connecting People, Help & Hope
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY M AY 9, 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA S UDOKU /M USIC N OTES O UTAND A BOUT S CHOOL N EWS H OMES C LASSIFIEDS NOR TH BEA CH Gallery C, owned by artist Carol Winner, will show new paintings inspired by the north beach of Amelia Island during the 2nd Saturda y A r t W alk Ma y 10, from 5-9 p.m. Also on view will be Winners je we lry mix ed media, handbags and other one of a kind goo die s. G allery C is located at 218-B Ash St., and is open from 11-5 every day, closed Wednesdays. Call 583-4676. BIRD LIFE The Plantation A r tis ts G uild and Gallery will feature the works of guest artist Susan Hitchc o ck fr om Ma y 11 through June 14. On Friday, May 23, from 5:30-8p .m., the gallery will hos t a reception marking the opening of a new collection of works by its member artists, which will include Hitchcocks watercolors. A Fernandina Beach resident, Hitchcocksw at ercolors celebrate the beautiful native and mig r atory birds that inha bit Floridas coastal waters and marshes. The gallery is located in The S p a and Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. SAVING THE MANATEE Sa vin g the Manatee will be the topic of the May 13 W ild N it e at the P eck Center Auditorium, 516 S. 10th Street, at 7 p .m. T his is the la s t W ild N ite of the season. OLIVER Oliver! tickets are on sale at Fernandina B each Middle School in the main office and at Amelia Awards, 817 S. Eighth St. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Performances are Ma y 1 5, 1 6 and 17 at 7:30 p .m. and Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. This production, directed by Judy Tipton, will benefit Communities in Schools of Nassau County. MAD COWFORD Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., welc ome s b a ck Mad Co wford, Jacksonvilles premiere impr ov g roup, to Fernandina for one show only, May 17 at 7:30 p .m. A n y one who has spent an evening with this wacky tr oupe of g if t ed per formers will t e stify to their talent and creativity many laughs are in s tore! Tickets are $7, and are available in advance at The UPS Store. FB MS CONCERT The Fernandina Beach Middle School chorus and bands will hold a Spring Concert on May 20 at 7 p .m. in the FB MS auditorium. T he c oncert is free and open to the public. O FF & O N T HE I SLAND Great music resounds on Amelia Island T T he Amelia Island Chamber Music F estivals SpringFest audie nces will hear the sounds of internationally renowned artists in mid-May, once again proving that area residents and visitors need not travel to New York or London to hear the worlds greatest music. T he Christiania Trio, comprised of award-winning N orwegian pianist Julie Coucheron, her brother David on violin and the festivals artistic director Christopher Rex on cello will perform works by Schubert and Mendelssohn on Sunday, M ay 11 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Members of the former Guarneri String Quartet, one of the worlds most revered string ensembles, will perf orm at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1 6 at St. Peters Episcopal P arish, with a reception to follow. The Guarneri circled the globe countless times since its founding in 1964, playing in the worlds most prestigious halls. The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival was p roud to host the Guarneri w hen they performed their f inal concert in 2009. Anne Akiko Meyers and Anton Nel will perform Sunday, May 18 at 5 p.m. Anne Akiko Meyers is one of todays most sought-after violinists. Regularly per for ming a s guest soloist with the w orlds most prestigious o r c hestras, she is a top-selling r e cor d ing ar tist with 28 albums to her credit. Her most recent recording, AirThe Bach Album, debuted at number 1 on Billboards Classical char t and was one of t he top-selling classical a lbums of 2012. Anton Nel, w inner of the 1987 Naumbur g Inter n ational Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall, has enjoyed a four-decade career that has taken him to North and South America, Europe, Asia and SouthA frica, his native country. An a cclaimed Beethoven interp r e ter he has per for med the concer t o cycle several times. There will be a 7:30 p.m. post-concer t dinner at Espaa, 22 S. Fourth Street in Fer nandina Beach. Reservations are recommended. Upcoming SpringFest per f ormances, which run t hrough June 1, include violinist Susie Park of the Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio as well as a trio of violin divas, including Sarah Charness on her hot prink, six-string electric vio lin. For complete infor mation about SpringFest and to purchase tickets, visit www.aicmf.com or call the festival office at 261-1779. SUBMITTED PHOTOS Anne Akiko Meyers, above, performs with Anton Nel, left, on May 18; members of the for mer Guar neri String Q uartet, above left, perform May 16; The Christiana Trio, far left, performs May 11. Canary in the Coal Mine, an Americana folk band, below per f or ms a fr ee concer t May 10. V i sit www aicmf.com for details.
2B F RIDAY M AY 9, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS The third annual Divas Day Out to benefit the Amelia Island nonprofit Girl P ower 2 Cure will be held May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4p .m. a t the Atlantic Rec Center auditorium, 2500 A tlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Admission is a $3 donation per person; kids 6 and under admitted free. Enjoy 30 vendor booths featuring jewelry, home goods, beauty products,h ealth and fitness and more, entertainment including a dultsand kidsfashion shows, fitness demos, a makeover reveal, womens self defense demonstration and dances. Kidsevents include a Diva Dress Up booth, hair styling and makeup, cupcake decorating, free learn-to-play tennis c linic, a Mothers Day craft and more. Aportion of every purchase supports Girl Power 2 Cures mission to bring an end to Rett Syndrome, the most severe form of autism. For information about the event, go to Mamamelia.com or email Tiffany Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit w ww.girlpower2cure.org. T he Nassau Humane Societys Taste and Toast event will be held May 17 from 7-9 p.m. in the courtyard of the Florida HouseI nn, 2 2 S. Third St. Tickets are $50 and available at w ww.nassauhumanesociety.c o m, the Second Chance Store o n South 14th Street and at the NHS Dog Park on Airport Road. For information contact Kelly Monti at volunteer@nas sauhumanesociety .com or call 491-1511. Nassau Humane Society is p artnering with over 15 local r estaurants for this fundraiser t hat pairs food with a fine selection of wine or beer. Chefs from each establish ment will prepare an item of f their menu and pair it with a wine or beer In an adjoining courtyard guests can visit with furry friends from the shelter. Special guest Nick Loren willh ost a live auction of gift baskets and Dan Voll and Michele will provide music. All funds raised will support the animal rescue and adoption shelter on Amelia Island. The Omni Amelia Island P lantation is hosting six renowned chefs to participate in a culinary challenge event benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The chefs will compete in a three-prong challenge: catch the fish during a fishing excur sion, cook the fish for guestsw ho will vote on their favorite dishes at the evening event, and finally divide into two teams and receive a mystery ingredient to cook with during the event. The winning team will be determined by a ballot vote. The event will be held May 17 from 6-9 p.m. For additiona l information, contact Alayna Oram at (904 The 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 dinn er at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm on May 17. The event features an open house from 5-9 p.m. Awardwinning composer Jamie DeFrates will provide musical entertainment. D inner is 6-7:30 p.m. and includes barbecue chicken a nd vegetarian options. Advance tickets are $45 for ages 12 and up or $30 for kids 5 to 11. Admission ages 4 and under is free if they share an adults meal. Send a check and a self-addressed stamped e nvelope to HAWKE, P.O. Box 188, Elkton, FL32033 ( indicate veggie or BBQ). A limited number of $50 tickets will be available at the door. Purchase tickets online untilM ay 15 at www.hawkewild life.org. Call (904 THEATER Oliver! tickets are on s ale at Fernandina Beach M iddle School in the main o ffice and at Amelia A wards, 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 o f over 140 from ages 6-65, p erformances will sell out fast. T his production, directed by Judy Tipton, will benefit Communities in Schools of Nassau county. MUSEUM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information about downtown Fernandina and a good timef or all. J oin the Amelia Island M useum of History Thursdays a t 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the town s most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful talesa bout the places you visit as w ell as those you see along y our way It s a great way to see Fernandina and learn about its history. T ickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID tour begins at the historic train depot in downtownF ernandina Beach. R eservations required. C ontact T hea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org. Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and w alk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the s killful storytelling of your guide. T his tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday like clockwork and lasts approximately one hour. Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be p urchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $ 10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org for more information. ART WORKS W W i i n n e e a a n n d d D D e e s s i i g g n n Wine and Design is schedu led May 9 at Burns Hall, St. Peters Episcopal Church. I f you think a nice glass of wine would enhance your ability to paint a picture, or if you always wanted to try painting, but were afraid to try, this is your opportunity to give it a go! This class is a step above paint by numbers in that there are no numbers; howeve r the resident artist, Andrea Lasserre, provides a rough sketch of the scene to be completed and directs you through the process. Bring your favorite wine, a creative attitude, the fee of $35 and join us for an evening of fun and creativity. Easels, paint, brushed, canvases, and instruction provided. The number of easels is limited; to reserve an easel contact Rich a t 261-4293 or r email@example.com. M M o o s s t t l l y y A A b b o o u u t t W W a a t t e e r r The Island Art Associations featured artist for the month of May is Joyce Karsko. Her show is titled Mostly About Water. Karsko p aints in all three mediums. S he enjoys painting the beaut iful landscapes of water and land found here on A melia. She uses intense colors to capture the elegant variations found here and in her imagination. After a long career as a professor of Psychology shee njoys finding the depth of f eeling derived from color and k inesthetic experiences while creating her paintings. 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 of fer free art classe s for children: M ay 20, Preschool Art for c hildren 3-5 years with an adult, 10:30-1 1 :30 a.m., led by Diane Hamburg, May 24, Childrens Art for 6-9 years, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., led by Sharon Haffey. May 24, Middle School Art f or youth 10-13 years, 1-2:15 p .m., led by Sharon Haf f ey Register at the gallery 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. Classes are free and all mate rials are furnished. Classes held at the Education Center, adjacent to the gallery 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 every Thursday 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 more information. Maurer holds watercolor classes Fridays from 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Peters Episcopal Church, Room 201. Cost is $210 for six sessions or a $40 drop-in fee. All levels welcome. Learn to paint in watercolors with Maurer, author of Sketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. Call 2618276. V isit www .maurerfin eart.com. Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-b y3 box c ontain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. Wednesday, May 7, Solution O UTAND A BOUT B B l l u u e e g g r r a a s s s s J J a a m m Bluegrass Jam at The Barn in Yulee, 850918 US Highway 17, is May 12 from 6:309 pm. Only one jam this month because of t he Memorial Day holiday but usually the second and fourth Mondays of most months. F ree of charge. Light refreshments will be served. Call (9040 477-7268. J J S S O O c c o o n n c c e e r r t t s s Jacksonville Symphony tickets are available by calling (904All concerts are in Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, unless otherwise noted. For information visit j axsymphony.org, like them at facebook.com/JaxSymphony or follow themo n Twitter @jaxsymphony. C C h h a a m m b b e e r r M M u u s s i i c c F F e e s s t t The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival through June 1 will showcase worldrenowned artists performing a variety of music styles in intimate and historic settings o n Amelia Island. For tickets and information, call 261-1779 or visit www.aicmf.com. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d T he Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and current music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college. It welcomes all interested persons to join them f or rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email info@nassaucommunityband. com, call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s 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 www.ameliarivercruises.com. 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. 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 styling of Steve Fingers on Saturday after-n oons. Call 432-7086. Join them on F acebook at courtyardpubandeats for infor m ation on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis T u rner and Gitlo. Y ou never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday n ights. 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. T hird St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:3010:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family No c over charge. Call Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green T u rtle, 14 S. Third St., presents V inyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turnta bles, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play a n 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 H ammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at firstname.lastname@example.org. I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence H olmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday n ight at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s P ablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the f irst Wednesday of each month. Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night. J oin the mailing list by emailing email@example.com. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., presents live music. Call 491-8999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join them onF acebook or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday. Call 2 77-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and G rill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. V isit www.sandybottomsamelia.com. S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e S eabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on Sadler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Sheffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007,a nd Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p .m. W ednesdays. Call 491-8999 or email k email@example.com. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher A ve., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. night ly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, regg ae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macys in t he lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; s hag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit www.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar, 3199 S. F letcher Ave., presents DJ Roc on the deck W ednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith F ridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers Saturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-5711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thesurfonline.com. Submit items and updates for this calen dar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at email@example.com. M USIC NOTES SUBMITTED The cast of Stage Aur ora s The Colored Museum includes Fernandina Beach High School graduate Ruth Charlene Davis, fourth from left. George C. Wolfes satirical commentary on the African-American experience, directed by Dee Quaranta and Darryl Reuben Hall, will be presented today through May 11 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall, 5188 Norwood Avenue (inside Gateway Mallora Box Office at (904 or (904 THE COLORED MUSEUM Let Freedom Ring ARIAS will once again host its special M emorial Day weekend concert, presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, on Thursday, May 22. The program features a great mix of Broadway medleys, movie music and light classics, as well as a number of stir ring pieces that are associated with Memorial Day. This year ARIAS is subsidizing the concert to make it attractive to attendance by the school chil dren of Nassau County. It is priced at only $5 per child under age 18. That is a ter rific price for the pleasure of hearing this fine orchestra right here on Amelia Island, and is far below the least expensive seats available for the Orchestras perfor mances at Jacoby Hall in Jacksonville. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) at First Baptist Chur ch, 1600 S. Eighth St., Fer nandina Beach Tickets are on sale at The Book Loft; Front & Center; Fer nandina Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau; The Golf Club of Amelia Island; and Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Tickets also may be pur chased at the door Adults $15 and children under 18 $5. Questions, call 321-4174.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY M A Y 9, 2014/News-Leader Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 www.springhillbaptistfb.org CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC D oug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm W ednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH 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 A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 Sunday School . . . . . . .10am Sunday Morning Service . . .11am Sunday Evening Service . . . .6pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer..7pmPastor Adolfo Del Rio 820 S. 14th Street, F.B.BBCFB.COM (904Independent; Fundamental; Traditional HymnsBible Baptist Church A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.Pastor Ted Schroder Amelia Plantation Chapel36 Bowman Road Moms, memories and love that never fails O f all the people walking toward me, seeing her brought my world to a stop. Who would have thought. Waist deep in cool water, unexpecte d tears began to fill my eyes. I stretched out my hand and helped her in. As I did, a host of childhood memories eased into the water with her. M y mom theres no one like her. Years ago, I had the privilege of h aving her with me as my wife and I led a group of worshipers to the H oly Land. Its an experience Ill cherish forever. When we got to the Jordan River, the place where John the Baptist baptized Jesus, I had no idea how having my mom present w as going to hit me. Even though I k new I would be baptizing people in t he Jordan, and that my mom was l ikely one of those people, seeing her walk down the steps and into the water is something I really wasnt ready for. A wave of g ratitude for all shed ever done for m e made my role as Pastor/Son hard to figure out. Just the same, it was one of the most beautiful moments o f my life. The fact that she was t here for me when I was born and now I was able to be there for her as s he publicly confessed being born again, was no small privilege. F rom the womb forward, Im sure you would agree moms are Gods gift to us all. As the one who not only births us, but, by and large, sticks with us no matter what, they a re a great picture of Gods unconditional love. In the home I grew up in, t he examples are endless. From skinned knees, to broken bones, to c aring for us while my dad was in Vietnam, to homework, to meal prep, to bee stings, to laundry, to sibling squabbles and on and on, my mom has been there through it all. T hough shes clearly human, such l ove could only be divine. On the day I baptized my mom in t he Jordan River, that same kind of love, the love of Christ, overshado wed us both. As my mom came up out of the water and we hugged, eternal life joined us in the embrace. No, the clouds didnt part and God didnt audibly speak from heaven l ike He did for those watching Jesus on the day He was baptized, but He d idnt need to. The love we felt said it all. T his weekend, as we take time to honor our Mothers, I want to personally say thanks to God for mine. Not only has she loved me through some really tough stuff, but by d oing so shes given me a taste of w ho God really is. Thanks mom. Gods persistent love and encouragem ent through you has marked me forever. Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved y ou on the palms of my hands ... (Isaiah 49:15-16a Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and h e praises her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but you excel them all. (Proverbs 31:28-29) Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters World Outreach Center. firstname.lastname@example.org RELIGION NOTES D D o o u u b b l l e e t t h h e e b b l l e e s s s s i i n n g g When you see a food or household products item on two for one sale, please think of the folks at The Salvation Army Hope House and pick up two one for you and one for someone in need. The items needed most right now to help fill Emergency Food Bags: Jelly, mac & cheese and other pastas, dried b eans and peas, breakfast bars, bottled water, soups and stews, plastic c ontainers and quart-sized freezer bags. Bring your gifts to 410 S. N inth Street or call 321-0435. 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 What do we do when we are falsely charged? Join The Salvation Ar my Hope House as they walk with the Apostle Paul and see how heu ses a bad situation to share the G ood News in Acts Chapter 23. For mor e infor m ation, call 321-0435 or stop by 410 S. Ninth St. F F a a m m i i l l y y c c o o n n c c e e r r t t The Nassau Community Band will perform a concert the wholef amily will enjoy on May 18 from 67 :30 p.m. in Memorial United M ethodist Chur c s Maxwell Hall, nor t h of the church, 601 Centre St.. Special guests will include musicians fr om the Emma Love Har d ee Elementar y Band. Admission is fr ee. Enjoy jazzy tunes perfect for dancing, selections from childrens movies and songs for everyone.L earn more at info@nassaucommun ityband.com and on Facebook. T T a a i i z z p p r r a a y y e e r r s s e e r r v v i i c c e e The St. Michael T aiz ensemble invites the public to attend a 40minute musical ser vice that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, a time of blessed silence and reflec-t ion, a scripture reading and prayers o f praise and inter cessions. T aiz prayer started in World War II by the monastic community from Taiz, France and continues to this day. Feel free to take a little time to feel the power of His love in communal song and prayer at St. Michael s Taiz prayer service on May 19 at 7 p .m. in the chur ch. F F r r e e e e d d i i n n n n e e r r Springhill Baptist Chur c h will s erve meals for individuals and families in need in the area on Thursday,M ay 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church, 941017 Old Nassauville R oad. Meals are served on the f ourth Thursday of each month. The c hurch also delivers meals to those w ho cannot come. For information call 261-4741. S S p p r r i i n n g g h h i i l l l l B B a a p p t t i i s s t t V V B B S S Springhill Baptist Church 2014 VBS will be June 9-13 from 6-8 p.m. with the theme SonTreasure Island. T reasure seekers will play island g ames, create colorful crafts and e njoy tropical snacks and discover the rich treasure of Gods love through the life of Jesus Christ. SonTreasure Island VBS is open to kids entering first through sixth grade the fall of 2014. Register your child online at www .springhillbap tistfb.or g or the night of VBS in the F amily Life Center between 5:305 :45 p.m. Parents must bring their c hildren in to register and to sign in each night for their security. Call the chur c h office at 261-4741. 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., Fer nandina Beach, will hold V acation Bible School July 22-26 f rom 6:30-8 p.m. nightly. To learn m ore, contact director Amanda Reeder at 491-5401. G G r r u u b b a a n n d d G G o o s s p p e e l l A Bible-based prayer service with fr ee br eakfast of f ers food for the body and the soul at 8:30 a.m. ever y S unday at The Barn in Yulee, 850918 U S 17, one block north of A1A at the c orner of Pages Dairy Road. Call 477-7268. H H e e l l p p n n e e e e d d e e d d The all-volunteer Y ulee Inter f aith Dinner Network needs the commu nitys help to continue to provide hot, healthy meals to adults and chil d r en experiencing hunger in our c ommunity. Just $25 provides e nough meat to ser v e a hot meal to 50 people. T o help, contact the network at email@example.com, 556-2496, or send donations to The Coalition for the Homeless, P.O. Box 16123, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Please put YIDN in the memo line. PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS CHOIR Each Friday since November, 10 St. Michael Academy students prac ticed faithfully with Miss M aroney, their music t eacher, in pr eparation for t he Diocese of St. Augustine Eucharistic Congress Choir. Students from the 25 elementary and four Catholic high schools thr oughout the diocese joined together at t he Prime Osborn Center t his spring to for m one c hor u s and shar e their voices in celebration. The students learned songs in English, Spanish and Latin. Mar oney played cello with the instr umen talists. Students who participated ar e Aislin A lexander, Clair e C hambers, Emma Kate B eard, J.T. Diamond, Alexis Wardynski, Avery Alexander, Mary Sarah von Mohr, Jessica Wetherhill, Keeli Conner and Fiona Garber. SUBMITTED PHOTOS
A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY M A Y 9, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK C LASS NOTES S S A A C C m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The regular meeting of the School Advisory Council at Southside Elementary School will be held in the library on M ay 12 at 3:30 p.m. Parents and community are invited. C C l l a a s s s s i i c c a a l l C C o o n n v v e e r r s s a a t t i i o o n n s s Have you wondered what Classical Conversations is? Are you wondering if you c ould possibly homeschool? Join the group as it shares i nformation about the classical model of education within t he framework of a biblical worldview. These are the tools for learning any subject. The program is for 4K through high school. Enjoy m odeling of how to teach your children at home from e xperienced and trained tutors. They are now accepti ng registrations for the 201415 school year. The group will be at Panera Bread in Yulee ( near Publix) on May 13 at 7 p .m. Please RSVP to Jessica Meskimen at 568-1038 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free. Visit www.classicalconversations.com. F F B B H H S S S S A A C C m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The School Advisory Council of Fernandina Beach H igh School will meet May 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the main office c onference room. For any questions and/or concerns, c ontact Assistant Principal Spencer G. Lodree at 2615713. F F B B M M S S c c h h o o r r u u s s T he Fernandina Beach Middle School chorus and b ands will hold a Spring Concert on May 20 at 7 p.m. i n the FBMS auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. K K i i d d s s a a r r t t T he Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., F ernandina Beach, will offer free art classes for children: May 20, Preschool Art for ages 3-5 with an adult, 10:30-11:30 a.m., led by Diane Hamburg, May 24, Childrens Art for ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., led by Sharon Haffey. May 24, Middle School Art for ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m., led by Sharon Haffey. R egister at the gallery, 18 N Second St., 261-7020. C lasses are free and all mater ials ar e furnished. Classes h eld at the Education Center, adjacent to the gallery. SUMMER CAMPS C C i i t t y y c c a a m m p p s s The Fer n andina Beach Parks & Recreation Department is offering several summer camps. Visit fbfl.us or call the parks office at 310-3364: Camp Amelia, ages 4-12. D aily snacks; swimming; arts & crafts; indoor and outdoor a ctivities; weekly field trips; and daily walking trips. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Camp begins May 27. The MLK Summer Learning Camp is June 2-Aug. 1. Only the first 100 accepted.L unch provided. Mandatory m eeting May 29 at the MLK C enter at 6 p.m. Girls Just Wanna Have FUN! Art Camp will offer drawing, painting and cr eating with watercolors, acrylics, pastels and glitter. Each girl will paint a canvas, create am ixed media collage, sculpt w ith clay and cr eate ar t pr oj e cts just for girls. Snacks pr o vided. June 9-13; $100; kindergar t en-second grade, 9 a.m.-noon, or thir d-sixth grade, 1-4 p.m. Island Life Ar t Camp. Kids will cr eate with paint, c lay pastels, watercolors and m or e, June 16-20; $100; snacks provided; kindergarten-second grade, 9 a.m.noon, or third-sixth grade 1-4 p.m. Art Around the World! Travel to far-off lands and learn about their world by creating ar t inspir ed fr om Australia, Japan, Russia and Italy Draw paint and sculpt your way thr ough these exciting countries. Enjoy tasting a snack, listening to music and discovering all you can about the people, their history and their cultures, all through art. June 23-27; $100; kinder garten-second grade, 9 a.m.noon, or thir d-sixth grades 1-4 p.m. Students must have completed kinder garten. S S u u m m m m e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m s s Early Impressions and The Vibe, A Youth Center, will of fer weekly summer pr o grams for ages 3 and up, including Ar t Camps, Dance, Cheer, Jazz and Hip Hop Camps. They will host a dance recital May 24 at 6 p.m. at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Everyone is welcome. Visit www.earlyimpressionsfl.com, call or come by Locations are 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (cor ner of A1A and Blackrock Road), 3109730 and 432-7146, and 463159 SR 200, (corner of A1A and US 17), 206-4170. 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 Adventures, May 28-July 25 for children ages 412. For ages 4-5, the all-inclusive price covers childcare, br eakfast, snack and lunch for $125/week. Children ages 612 have all meals covered plus thr ee field trips per week for $155/week. A registration fee applies. Weekly themes will include Food Fight, WaterW ars and Dance Par ty V isit www.fcaangels.com to download a br ochur e or call the school of fice at 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 will hold Sew Much Fun sewing camp for children and teens in mid-July for one week at Amelia Office Suites. For information and to reserve ap lace on the waiting list, cont act Linda at (904 M M u u s s e e u u m m c c a a m m p p The Amelia Island Museum of Histor y summer camp program for children ages 7-10 is June 9-20 at the museum. Campers will trans-f orm themselves into T imucuan Indian children, l ive in a council house and participate in clan activities like bow hunting, fishing, potter y and clothes making, sand casting, bird watching and preparing their daily snack. Every day will be packed witha ctivities that simulate the d aily life and r ecr eation of a T i mucuan child on Wild Napoyca (an old name for Amelia Island). For infor m a tion 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 program. It includes arts, sports, technology lab, field trips, special projects, and is capped by the annual Summer Carnival. Summer Camp is held at both the Miller Freedom Center on Old Nassauville Road and the Rober ts Learning & Achievement Center on Lime Str eet in Fernandina between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 9July 25. Sign up at the club or call 261-1075 for the Miller Club, 491-9102 for the Rober ts 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 effective camps for children starting in May. Among the offerings will be Camp Cupcake, Pirates and Princess, Science Explor es, Photography Camp, Legos and Lego Robotics. Parents should contact Shannon Hogue at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy for information and registration forms at 491-5664. T T h h e e a a t t e e r r c c a a m m p p Amelia Community Theatre is registering campers for its two-week Broadway musical theater camp July 14-18 and July 2126. Tuition 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 Mer maid. Kristin Sakamoto, who directed last summers Honk, Jr., returns as camp dir ector Register online at ameliacommunitytheatre.org 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 infor mation or to check camp availability S S p p e e c c i i a a l l O O l l y y m m p p i i a a n n s s Children compete in the 2014 Nassau County Schools Pre-K Special Olympics April 24 at C allahan Elementary School. S outhside Elementary, Yulee P rimary, Callahan Elementary and Hilliard Elementary student-athletes competed in trike races, sensory activities and more. P HOTOS BY AMANDA REAM C OMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS SUBMITTED PHOTOS L L e e g g o o l l e e a a r r n n i i n n g g The excitement of Lego Club continues at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy under the watchful and sup por tive guidance of Judy Ankersen. The school will offer a Lego and Lego robotics camp this summer. This integrated learning experience will be part of the regular day school program next year. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE YARBOROUGH C C u u l l i i n n a a r r y y s s u u p p p p o o r r t t Jon Lasserre presents Chef Michael Gass, Culinary Ar ts instr uctor at Fer nandina Beach High School, a check for $5,100. The FBHS Foundation raised the money thr ough a special plea during the annual Feast. Gass will use the funds to begin a far m to table con cept in his culinary classes. The plans include an outdoor garden and cafe. SUBMITTED PHOTOS S S p p r r e e a a d d i i n n g g s s u u n n s s h h i i n n e e The Callahan Inter mediate School Chorus and Mallet Masters gave the Nassau County School Board a science lesson about the weather. Narrators Natalie Drake and Lana Ng recited various weather definitions while the Chorus and Mallet Masters perfor med weather songs like Raindr ops Keep Falling On My Head and Dust In the Wind along with the crowd favorite, May Ther e Always Be Sunshine. Left ar e the CIS Chorus and Mallet Masters Below are Lana Ng, left, and Natalie Drake.
PHOTO BY BILL DICKSON/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Kathy Warner celebrates her recognition as 2014 Nassau County Volunteer of the Year. Kathy Warner is Volunteer of Year CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H OMES 5B F R IDAY M A Y 9, 2014/News-Leader For over nine years, Kathy W arner has served as a Nassau E xtension Master Gardener volu nteer. Recently, she was n amed the 2014 Nassau County V olunteer of the Year. She has b een an invaluable asset to Extension from day 1 not only to the Horticulture program, but also across all Extension program areas (4-H, Agricult ure/Natural Resources, Family a nd Consumer Services, H orticulture). N ominated by County E xtension Dir e ctor/Hor t icultur e Agent Rebecca L. Jor d i, W arners contributions were categorized as invaluable. In support of the Extensions Horticulture service area, her volunteer service includes:g raphics and collateral develo pment; editor and author of H or t icultur e News, t he enewsletter; photography appli cation design; PowerPoint pr es entation design. Additionally, Warner is a major contributor to all Hor ticultur e media efforts, as well as grant applications and a ward recognition programs on t he state, r egional and national l evels. As the technology guru for the County Extension website, Warner redesigned, updates, expands and manages the UF/IF AS Nassau County website. Her mission is to provide a n effective web-based comm unications tool for UF/IF AS N assau County Extension Service in all program areas A veraging nearly 300 volun teer hours annually W ar n er has pr ovided a tracking tool for analysis of the websites usage.A search hits counter was e mbedded in the website prog ram to track the number of s earch hits to the UF/IFAS Nassau County website. Another evaluation component is the number of pages on the website. Original search hits to the UF/IF AS Nassau County website was 610 annually with only about 8 pages. Today, over 300 pages of content have created an encyclopedia of information about the UF/IFAS Nassau County Demonstration Gar den. W ebsite hits soar ed and have grown to over 113,000 annually In suppor t of community homeowners, the website is an educational support tool and outr each vehicle for all thr ee UF/IFAS Nassau County Demonstration Gardens: the main Demonstration Gar den and the Palm Garden at the James S. Page Gover nmental Complex; and the Fr uit Demonstration Garden at the Yulee Extension office. All gardens r eceive public exposur e on a daily basis, providing passive education to observers. Signs with scientific and botan ical names are provided. Additionally a pocket gar d en is located at the Nassau County Cour thouse in Fernandina Beach, in a gated parking area. Jordi stated, Based on the volume of hits to our website, iti s safe to deduct that under K athy Warners leadership, the w ebsite has also positively af f ected the pr o ductivity of the CED/Hor ticulture Extension Agent and Master Gar dener vol unteers, since many of the hits on our website would have been phone calls seeking this infor m ation. Kathy is technically s mart and very creative; and h er advice and counsel ar e crit ical to our mission to pr o vide Solutions for Your Life to Nassau County s citizens: r esi dential and commer cial, youth and adults. W ar ners wonderful smile, h er servant attitude and her spec ial dishes she brings to Master G ar dener meetings ar e appreciated by Jordi and Warners Master Gardener volunteer colleagues. Quite appr opriately, the plaque Warner received commemorating her selection as the 2014 Nassau CountyV olunteer of the Y ear r ead: The dedication you have demonstrated and the commitment you have made to impr ove the quality of life for your fellow citizens r eflect great credit upon you and all Nassau County residents. We sincerely thank you for all that you do! For mor e infor mation about the Nassau County Extension Ser vice s pr ograms, see their website at: http://nassau.ifas. ufl.edu, call the office at 8791019. HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS P P l l a a n n t t h h e e l l p p On May 10, County Extension Director/Horticulture Extension Agent Becky Jordi will conduct a PlantC linic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Ace Hardware in F ernandina Beach. All county residents 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 information call 879-1019. Master G ardeners are on phone duty Fridays at 491-7340. P P o o n n d d M M a a n n a a g g e e m m e e n n t t The UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Service will host a pond management 101 workshop from 6-8 p.m. May 13 at Dove Ranch, 76458 D ove Road, Yulee. Topics will include water quality and how to test it, aquatic plants and pond weeds, introducing fish to your pond and more. C ost is $10, and dinner w ill be provided. The workshop will be outdoors so wear appropriate attire and bug spray. RSVP to Amanda Burnett at 879-1019 or m email@example.com. L L a a w w n n c c l l a a s s s s O n May 15, from 8 a.m. u ntil noon, Jordi and Duval County Commercial Horticulture Agent Erin Harlow will conduct the Advanced LCLM and Lawn & Ornamental class, which provides 2 CORE CEUs and 2 Lawn & O r n amental CEUs. Topics w ill be Identification of I nvasive Plant Species and Management for the first two hours. The second two hours will include current information about thrips. Registration fee is $20 and the dead line is May 12. Register online at http://www .event brite.com/e/may-2014-a dvanced-lclm-and-lo-traini ng-tickets-10843795083. For q uestions, call 879-1019. P P l l a a n n t t c c l l i i n n i i c c On May 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic at the Nassau County Extension Yulee S atellite Office, 86026 Pages D airy Road, Yulee. Jordi will i dentify and offer solutions for problems. Bring plant samples for free pH testing. Fr ee and open to the public. Call (904 W W i i l l d d A A m m e e l l i i a a t t o o u u r r s s W ild Amelia is accepting o nline registration for the Nature Photography Classes and Ecotours of the eighth annual Wild Amelia Nature F estival, May 16-18 at venues o n and around Amelia Island. F or descriptions of the classes, instructors and locations visit wildamelia.com or call Dawna Moore, class coordinator, at 556-4880. The 2014 W ild Amelia Nature Festival May 16-19i nvites residents and visitors t o experience the wild side of A melia Island. Visitors can enjoy numerous nature tours led by area naturalists and park rangers, natur e photog raphy workshops taught by local professionals, a naturebased gr een business expo, T he Kids Niche, natureb ased activities for children, critters from the Jacksonville Zoo and mor e. For tickets or information, call 251-0016 orv isit www.wildamelia.com. W W o o r r l l d d W W a a r r I I I I e e v v e e n n t t Fort Clinch State Park will hold a Memorial Day weekend program May 24 and 25 in honor of the men and women who ser ved in World War II. Visitors cane xplore military displays and l earn about the uniforms, w eapons, vehicles, and lifestyle of those who were part of the war. The event will take place on Satur day May 24, fr om 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. V isit www .flori d astateparks.org/fortclinch o r call 277-7274. 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The beautifully landscaped yard is irrigated by a sepa rate deep well. This spacious and well maintained 4/2 has many custom touches including surround sound, beautiful crown molding, and a year-round 425 sq. ft. Florida room that overlooks the lake. This home is a must see! MLS#62702$ 351,000 G G a a r r d d e e n n s s o o c c i i a a l l Fernandina Mulch & Stone held a Garden S ocial recently. County Extension Director/H orticulture Agent Becky Jordi demonstrated how t o inspect and prune shrubs prior to planting. Its important to check the root ball and to prune any circling roots, which would eventually strangle the shrub. Dead branches s hould also be removed prior to planting. Jordi a lso provided information about Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices. For information visit fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/ homeowner.htm, or call the office at 879-1019. M aster Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays, from 1 0 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 491-7340. PHOTO BY DOUG JORDI FOR THE NEWS-LEADER athy is technically s mart and very crea tive; and her advice a nd counsel are critic al to our mission to p rovide Solutions for Y our Life to Nassau C ountys citizens: residential and comm ercial, youth and a dults REBECCA L. JORDI C O UNTY E XTENSION DIRECTOR/HORTICULTURE A G E NT Thefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable food items all year round. For more information, call:261-70001303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101 Fernandina Beach,FL Connecting People, Help & Hope
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Fax or email resume to 726-1520 or email@example.com NOW HIRING LANDSCAPING CREW SUPERVISOR Must be experienced with commercial accounts and operating all equipment. Irrigation experience preferred. Must have valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and drug free. Sendr esume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904 RESIDENCE INN -Amelia Island Now hiring for the following positions: Housek eeping, Front Desk, F o od & Beverage, & Maintenance. $50 Bonus After 90 Days. Applicant must be able to work flex shifts, holidays and w eekends. No phone calls please. Applications & resumes accepted, 2301 Sadler Road. EEOC SERVERS, COOKS& SALADPREP for fast-paced family resturant. Experience required for F/T lunch & dinner schedule. EOE. Apply 2-4pm only. Sonns BBQ, Fernandina Beach. H AMPTON INN at the Beach is seeking maintenance assistant. Apply online at www.imichotels.com NEW WOMENS BOUTIQUE at Omni Plantation accepting applications for manager/emplo y ees. Must have sales exp. and work some weekends. Email resume to: email@example.com. WANTED P/T Housek eeper/Maintenance Assistant & P/T Breakfast Cook.Apply in person at Seaside Amelia Inn 2900 Atlantic Ave., or call Olivia at (904 5 DRIVER TRAINEES Needed Now Learn to drive for Werner Enterprises. Earn $750/wk. no experience needed. Local CDL tr a ining. job ready in 15 da y s. 1-888-368-1964. ANF EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERSearn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified driv ers. Home most weekends. (843 w ww bulldoghiw a y com EOE. ANF DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 F T MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED Computer skills a must. Email resume t o: firstname.lastname@example.org NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Landscape /Irrigation Technician. Must be experienced. This position requires a minimum 3 y e ars clean driving record, a nd applicant must be drug-free. Q ualified applicants please call ( 904)261-5040 or apply in person at: 4 74431 E. State R o ad 200, F ernandina. 2 01 Help Wanted FULL TIME OPPORTUNITYfor upbeat customer service driven individual with retail experience, natural foods knowledge, and a passionf or healthy living. Competitive Pay & E xcellent Benefits package. Send resume to: email@example.com or fax to (904 a lso available at Nassau Health Foods. NOW HIRING Property damage inspectors needed, no experience necessary. Will train. FT & P/T. (877 6716, www.aaronspa.biz/nowhiring. ANF Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical claims from home. Call the Federal Trade Commission to find outh ow to spot medical billing scams. 1(877TC-HELP. A message from the News-Leader and the FTC. a ssociate rep SUMMER WORK G REAT PAY! Immed FT/PT openings, customer sales/svc, will train, c onditions apply all ages 17+, Call ASAP! (904 MECHANIC NEEDED Must be experienced. Apply in person atB uddys Automotive, 850843 US 17 South, Y ulee. THE HAMPTON INN AND SUITES D owntown Fernandina is hiring for housekeepers. The successful candidate will possess strong work ethic, and excellent guest service skills. Experience is preferred but not necessary. Must be able to work week ends and holidays. Applications can be obtained at the Hotel. No phone calls please. INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS COMPANY looking for individual with college education, good computer skills with focus on detail and follow up. Part time position to become full time. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturdays mandatory. (904 DANAS LIMOUSINE SERVICE Immediate opening for luxury car chauffeur. Flexible hours, great pay. Contact Danas at (904 NOW HIRING CNAS & HHAs for assignment in Nassau Count y Call Comforcare Senior Services (904 4407. 2 04 Work Wanted HANDYMAN Int. & ext. work. 15 years exp. No job too big. Senior & war vet discounts. Call (904849-7608 or cell (586 NEED YOUR HOUSE OR BUSINESS CLEANED? Call Island Breeze Cleaning Services. F ree estimates. Call (904 A & ALAWN MAINTENANCE Prices s tart as low as $25. Lawn maintena nce. Specializing in weed control and dollar weed control. (904 207 Business Opportunities HOME BASED BUSINESS Be your own boss. Full or part-time. Earn up to6 figures, first year. Serious inquiries only please. www .w a ynejohnson.m yunicit y .net ANF EDUCATION 3 01 Schools & I nstruction AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing & financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877 9260, www .FixJets.com ANF 305 Tutoring DOES YOUR 1st or 2nd Grader need a tutor this summer? I also teach beg. guitar for all ages. $15/hr for tutoring & $15/per 1 hr for guitar instr. Refs a v ailable. Call Michelle (650 FINANCIAL 404 Money To Loan LOANS FOR LANDLORDS W e finance from 5-5000 units as low as 5.5%. 1-4 fam, townhome, condos OK. Contact B2R: 1-855-940-0227. www .B2RFinance.com. ANF FARMS & ANIMALS 503 Pets/Supplies BLOODHOUND/REDBONE MIX DOG Male, 8 mos. old, has all shots, neutered & housebrok e n. Free to a good home. Call (904 v e msg. M ERCHANDISE 601 Garage Sales YARD SALE FORCHARITY! Lots of assorted & household items. Sat. 5/10, 8am-3pm. 900 Cedar St., F ernandina Beach (1 block off 8th St F or info call (904 E STATE SALE S olid oak ant. chest, s ofa, several chairs, lamps, side tables, Lane cedar chest, dining table/ 4 chairs, Mission table, beautiful mirrors, ottomans, carpets, k ing bed frame, queen bed frame, art w ork, folding screen, stools, large file cab., books, nice bookcases, vacuum, server on wheels stainless top, bath items, kitchen items, clothes, coffee table, Juc, linens, fabric, many cat i tems, glass top computer desk, great number glass items, Occupied Japan, Blinko, Arbors, pots, manyp lants, wrought iron stands, Oriental y ard items, stones, boulders, tools, tool chest, trampoline, yard tools, travel bags, garage full. So much more. May 8, 9, 10, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 8-3, 96098 Piedmont, off Amelia Concourse, Lofton Pointe. Do not block drives and do not park on grass. Follow red and white signs. ISLESWORTH COMMUNITY YARD SALE Sat., 8am-2pm. S. 14th St. and Islesworth. M OVING SALE F urniture, rugs, p ictures, bike, lamps, books, small appliances, grill, & antiques. 2418 P ir ates Bay Dr., Pirates Bay Subdivision. Sat. 5/10, 7:30am-2pm. YARD SALE Fri. 5/9 & Sat. 5/10, 8 5034 Tinya Rd., Yulee. 8am-6pm. No Early Birds. DOWNSIZING ESTATE SALE 87618 R oses Bluff Rd. Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8am1 pm. Collectibles, wedding v ases, f ishing rods, tools, books, craft s upplies, kitchen items, NC pottery, senior care items. MOVING ESTATE SALE Amelia Island Plantation & Resort Furniture, granite tables, 6 dining chairs, 2 wicker sofa beds with coffee table, bamboo chair & hassock, misc. household items & dishes. Wed. thru Sun., 9am-5pm. 1201 Beach Walker Rd. (904904 Cash only. GARAGE SALE Bow & Arrow C ampground, 850430 US Hwy 17, Y ulee. Fri. 5/9, Sat. 5/10 & Sun. 5/11, 8am-3pm.
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Thefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable f ood items all year round. For more information, call:261-70001303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101 Fernandina B each,FL Connecting People, Help & Hope RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERRER eal Estate, Inc.w ww.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L O NG T ERM RENT A LS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2 ,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, l arge lot,gourmet kitchen,many other b onuses.$1,950/mo.Plus utilities. 551 S.Fletcher 2br 1ba upstairs,2 car garage,ocean view deck,$1,250 i ncludes water sewer and garbage Ocean Park Condo 3br 2ba furnished w ith utilities,2nd floor,1 car garage, $ 1,950 monthly + taxV A CA TION RENT AL AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2 BR/1BA Ocean-view.487 S.Fletcher. Across the street from the beach.All u til,wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper L oop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee. 1801 S.Fletcher 2BR/1BA furnished Beach Cottage,monthly rental great f or extended vacations,winter rental, orlonger.Public beach access close, c all office to inspect now vacant.COMMER CIAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic District 1500 + Sq.Ft.$2,400.00/mo. Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can b ejoined for one,1,600 sq ft space, AIA next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. f t +CAM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 r ooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle H ouse,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/mo.lease + tax.Sale also considered. DRASTIC$$REDUCTION3 ,500 Sq.Ft.office condo reduced to $200,000 firm medical,sales or professional.Best priced office on Amelia Island! B USINESSES FOR SALE Caf turnkey operation ideal forowner-operator & priced to sellDELIORTAKEOUT SPACELowdown Fully equipped ready to go. L owlease rate Now taking offers 1,000 Sq.Ft office suite w/ all utilities & high speed internet.Reduced to $850/ monthAmelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: email@example.com 866 Wanted to Rent HOUSING WANTED Long term. Female over 55, have 5 cats. 2BR, no carpet, non-smoker, quiet, clean. Prefer house. Under $1000. 617-733-5312 860 Homes-Unfurnished VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area'sP remier Rental Company 861 Vacation Rentals O CEANVIEW 3 BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 863 Office E XECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office s pace from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. I ncludes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call (904 SPACE AVAILABLE Amelias premier b usiness address on Sadler Rd. From o ne office to an entire floor. Must see. (904 852 Mobile Homes SW 2BR/2BA $700/mo. Water & sewer incl. Nassauville. (904 S TATIONARY RVS f or rent weekly o r monthly. Call (904 ON ISLAND 2/2 mobile home in park $175/wk, $695/mo + dep. Utils avail. 3/2 mobile home in park $200/wk, $ 795/mo. + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034 YULEE Nice SW 2BR/1BA, $500/mo. water & sewer incl. Also, 2BR SW rent to own available, $650/mo. Call (904 5 01-5999. AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your R V to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. Ask about senior citizen special. (904 8 56 Apartments U nfurnished MURRAY HILL APARTMENTS Rental assistance on 2 & 3 BR HC & non HC accessible apartments. W/Dh ookups. Water, sewer & trash p rovided. Accepting applications any time. Call (904TY 711, 1655 Lime St. FB Fl 32034. This institution is an equal oppurtunity provider & employer. 8 58 Condos-Unfurnished STONEY CREEK 3BR/2.5BA condo available 4/12. $1250/mo. Deposit, credit check, & references. One year lease. (904 AMELIA LAKES CONDOSLiving in P aradise 1 /1 and 2/2 deluxe condos i n gated, lakeside community with 24/7 f itness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis & more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at just $749/mo! Call Tammy for our s pring special at (904 w ww.amelialakes.com REAL ESTATE RENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted LOOKING FOR ROOMMATE to s hare 3BR/2BA. $450/mo. Utilities i ncluded. No deposit. Fully furnished. Call (863 MATURE WOMAN in F.B. with partial d isability seeks live-in caregiver in exchange for rent. No drugs, alcohol or criminal record. Call 624-5195. 804 Amelia Island Homes PARKWAY SOUTH 4BR split plan, formal DR, 2.5BA, lg granite/tile kitchen, FP, crown molding, near beach. $389,000. Owner (5168 670. 806 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. 8 08 Off Island/Yulee F SBO D oublewide on acre and a half o n Haven Rd. in Yulee, FL. Asking $88,000. Market value $92,000. Call (386 817 Other Areas R ETIRE TO KENTUCKYSBluegrass Country! Enjoy maintenance free living. Brand new luxury homes. Beautiful 3BR/3BA, 1800sf, from thel ow $200s. Lowest price per sf in the area. Mild climate, low taxes, minutes to shopping, dining medical & Keeneland horse Racing. Perfect for retirement/ 2nd home. Call now ford etails 877-333-2412 x121, S ugarTreeHomes.com. ANF CUSTOM HOME on 145+/acres and 16 home sites at Lake Guntersville. S ome selling absolute. Scottsboro, AL. Sat. 5/17 10am. (800 www.targetauction.com.d jacobs#5060. ANF 601 Garage Sales COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Heron Isles Subd. just off Chester Rd. Fri. 5/9 & Sat. 10th, 8am-2:30pm. COMMUNITY YARD SALE 5/9 & 5/10, 8am-2pm. Northshore Subd.,e nd of Barnwell. Household items, t ools, clothing, etc. Cash only. No e arly birds please. Rain cancels. 6 02 Articles for Sale F OR SALE S crap electrics, wire, cable, metal & much more. Call (904 261-7729. FOR SALE Full size Sleep Number adjustable base, never been used, o riginal cost $1,600. $1,000/OBO. (904 6 08 Produce ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES: U-pick $2.69/pound, Call for pre-pick. w ww harriettsblufffarm.com C all (229 609 Appliances ( 3) COMMERCIAL UPRIGHTDouble Glass Door Refrigerated Boxes in good working order. They make excellent beer refrigerators & extra storage for parties & holiday leftovers. (904 REAL ESTATE S ALES 8 02 Mobile Homes 3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME for sale as is, on 1/2 acre. Needs a little TLC. $35,000 firm. Call (904
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