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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 42 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY M AY 23, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................6B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O BITUARIES ...........................................2A O UT AND A B OUT ................. 2B R ELIGION ..................................................3B S CHOOL N EW S ................................... 4B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 6B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B 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: 4 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 . City OKs concept for park, parking ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader A conceptual plan for the city waterfront was approved by city com-m issioners at their meeting Tuesday. According to City Manager Joe Gerrity, he had commissioners consider the resolution because the w aterfront park plan, approved by c ommissioners in 2012, was never f ormalized by resolution. T uesdays resolution also directed G errity to go forward with cost estim ates for a small part of the plan comprising parking lot B. The plan, which has gone through numerous iterations since it was presented in 2009 (when it was called t he Waterfront Park Master Plan), w as revised in 2011-12 by the W aterfronts Advisory Group, and e ventually came to be known as the of f icial water f r ont park plan, nick named the W AG plan. Accor ding to Eric Bartelt, who worked on the WAG plan, the smaller parking lot B plan contains a fountain and wide walkway from Bretts Waterway Caf to the boat ramp, which could eventually be connected to the south if the entir e park plan is utilized. It also includes places for s hade trees, although the species has y et to be determined. The plan also features 48 perpendicular parking spaces with one row moved east toward the railroad tracks, according to Bartelt. That will allow for a 24-foot traffic lane between the parking spaces, he said. A cover ed por ch added to the M arine Welcome Center is a new part o f the parking lot B plan, but its cost should be covered by a Florida Inland Navigation District grant the city is applying for. Parks & Recreation impact fees should cover the cost of the green space, accor ding to Bar telt, at an esti mated cost about $165,000 accor ding City: No to chickens A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader An ordinance that would have allowed backyard chickens on private city property was defeated Tuesday by a 3-2 vote. Fernandina Beach Commissioners Johnny Miller and Pat Gass voted in f avor of the ordinance, but were voted down by Mayor Ed Boner, Vice Mayor Sarah Pelican and Commissioner C harles Corbett. T he subject was brought before c ommissioners after an April 15 meeti ng during which they raised questions a bout a proposed ordinance as written by City Attorney Tammi Bach, who made several changes for Tuesdays meeting. Bachs changes, based on commissioner requests, included allowing one hen per 2,500 square feet of land; proh ibiting chickens at multi-family units; d eletions of requirements for size of e nclosures; and deletion of permit fees and inspections for simple chicken coops. Gass said before the vote that she would like to see some changes in the ordinance before approving it, such as taking out a r equirement for inspect ions of chicken coops and adding a r equirement for a six-foot enclosure. County : Maybe to dogs MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Bring your dog to dinner. T he Nassau County Planning & Z oning Board will discuss an ordin ance to allow dogs to dine at restaurants with outdoor chairs and tables on June 17. The county commission will then hold public hearings on the issue, and those ar e scheduled for June 23 and July 14. U nder the proposed ordinance, restaurants must get a permit to participate. And pooches that want to dine on patios and porches must have valid permits. The or dinance says that dogs ar e not allowed on chairs, tables or other fur nitur e, and that r estaurants must clean their tables with an appr oved sanitizer. The ordinance did not name the sanitizer. Here are more rules: Accidents involving dog waste must be cleaned up immediately and a kit with the appr opriate materials for this purpose shall be kept nearby. The county will pr ovide signage with the r ules and Gr owth Management officials will decide where it hangs. Waterless hand sanitizer must be provided at all tables where dogs dine and patrons shall be advised that they should wash their hands befor e eating. Employees ar e not allowed to touch, pet or handle dogs while ser v ing food or beverages. Dogs will not be allowed to pass through the restaurants interior to get outside, so theres no need for any establishment to have a doggie door. mmaguir e@f bne w sleader .com FOWL Continued on 3A PARK Continued on 3A More assisted living coming to island MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Jacksonville developers are planning to spend $10 million to build an assisted living facility on Amelia Island, according to a local representative of the fir m. The facility will be located on the west side of Bailey Road between the Amelia Island Parkway and the Fernandina Beach Airport. Engineer Dan McCranie said plans call for an upscale facility with 110 beds. If youre going to be on Amelia Island it has to be upscale, said McCranie of McCranie & Associates in Fernandina Beach. McCranie asked the Planning and Zoning Board Tuesday night to rezone his clients five-acre parcel to commercial from high-density residential. They agr eed, unanimously A start date was not announced. The pr oject r equir es appr oval from the Nassau County Commission. McCranie also said that the property is likely to be annexed into the city of Fernandina Beach some time in the future. But before their vote, neighbors on nearby Rowan Oak Place voiced opposition. Christine and Paul Meehan said the location, which is near the county s utility yard, is noisy and polluted. They have lived nearby for eight years. At 7 a.m. the noise from the dump trucks and backhoes wakes you up and then its continuous, said Christine Meehan. She also wondered if the facility was needed. She said thr ee assisted living facilities ar e alr eady on the island, and they are not filled to capacity. I called them yesterday, said Meehan. Has a feasibility study been done? The couple also asked what would happen to the zoning if developers did not follow thr ough on their plans to be an assisted living facility Can it go back? said Meehan. County Attor ney David Hallman said no. Contract zoning is against the law, he said. Growth Management Director Peter King said neighbors might not want the land to go back to high-density r esidential. Under that zoning cat egor y the five-acr e parcel was approved for a 60-unit apartment complex. That caused controversy when it was proposed a couple of years ago. Thats why we thought this was less controversial, said King. Boar d Chair T om For d and boar d BAILEY Continued on 3A SHARE THE BEACH WITH THE BIRDS S hor ebirds enjoy a q uiet beach day on south Amelia Island. This Memorial Day weekend, though, the birds share the coast with an influx of beachgoers. JulieW raithmell, A udubon Floridas d irector of wildlife conservation, r eminds, The end of May is a critical time for some of Florida s most iconic coastal birds and t heir fluffy chicks. R oseate Spoonbills, B lack Skimmers, Snowy Plovers, American Oyster c atchers, Least Terns and more are using Floridas beaches and islands right now to raise their young. What you can do, 2A. JOAN LOHR FOR THE NEWS-LEADER SUBMITTED The parking lot B plan, a small part of the overall conceptual plan approved by commissioners T uesday for the city waterfront, for which city officials are seeking funding.


D eborah Ann Bowen Deborah Ann Debbie Bowen, PhD, age 58, of Fernandina Beach, passed away after a long illness on Tuesday afternoon, May 20, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center J acksonville. Born in LaGrange, GA, she w as the daughter of the late Bill and Martha Ann Bowen. She grew up in LaGrange until her fathers career, as an Engineer, moved the family to Key West where she graduated from h igh school. In the late 1970s while working on the development of Kings Bay Naval Base, she met Jimmy Peacock, whom she would marry in 1979. Later, after they moved to Atlanta, Debbie attended Kennesaw State University w here she earned her Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate Degrees. In 1992, she and Jimmy came back to Fernandina Beach. Shortly after returning, Debbie accepted a position with St. Johns River State College where she taught International Marketing and Business until retiring in 2005. Debbies father was an avid rock collector and gemologist. As a child, she traveled thew orld with him searching, mini ng and collecting many exotic and sought after specimens and a rtifacts. Her love of travel and collecting continued throughout her life. In Fernandina Beach, Debbie started a business Earthly Treasures whicha llowed her to share her personally created collectible jewe lry of stone, gold and diamonds with customers, family and friends. Much of her rock and gem collection will be donated to the Denver Museum of Natur e and Science in Denver Colorado. A nyone that knew Debbie k new of her love of animals and h er care and foster parenting of raccoons and possums. Oftentimes she was called by the Humane Society to take in and bottle-feed the motherless until they wer e r eady to r e sume their life in the wild. One part icular possum, Peaches, d ecided that life was better with D ebbie and Jim than in the wild and decided to make his home with them. She leaves behind, her husband of 35 years, James C. Jimmy Peacock Jr ., Fernandina Beach, FL, their t wo feline children, Panther and O r eo, as well as many loving e xtended family coworkers and f riends. Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 24, 2014 in the Bur gess Chapel of Oxley-Hear d Funeral Home. Debbie will be laid to rest in St. Peters Episcopal Cemetery. Her family will receive f riends on Saturday, at the funera l home, from 2:00 pm until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nassau Humane Society, 995 Piper Lane, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, 1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226. Please share her Life Legacy at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors James Alfred Luker III James Alfred Luker, III, age 53, a r esident of Coy AL died on Monday, May 19, 2014 at his residence. A graveside service will take place today, Friday, May 23, 2014 at Coy Cemeter y with Reverend Tommy Primm officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home dir ect ing. V isitation was on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home in Camden, AL. James is pr eceded by his parents, James and Janie Luker. He is survived by his wife, J anice Luker of Yulee, FL; siblings, Debra Ann Gamble of T errell, TX, Kenneth Lamar Luker (Micky Diane C amden, AL, Steven Wade Luker (Michelle Morris) of Thomaston, AL, and many nieces and nephews. For online condolences, p lease visit Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home Greenville and Camden, Ala. W illiam E. Faris, MD William E. Faris, MD, age 88, of Fernandina Beach, FL p assed away Tuesday, May 21, 2014 at Savannah Grand in F ernandina Beach. Dr. Faris was born on May 28, 1925 in B irmingham, AL, the son of the late William Elbert and Martha Law Faris. Dr. Faris graduated from Berea High School in Berea, K Y, and went on to attend Emory University where he r eceived his Bachelors and f ollowed by attending Tulane University, inN ew Orleans where he received his Doctorate in Medicine. Dr. Faris served in the United States Air Force and received his honorable discharge in 1953 as a First L ieutenant (Medical i n the reserves, Dr. Faris served h is internship and residency at Charity Hospital in LA. While at Charity Hospital, Dr. Faris met a young nurse named Sophia, and in 1951, they were married. Dr. And Mrs. Faris moved to New Orleans a nd in 1955, came to Jacks onville where he opened a priv ate practice in the Riverside C ommunity He has served as an associate at Baptist Medical Center and St Vincents Medical Center, Chief of Medicine and Past Pr esident of Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. H e served as associate profess or at the University of Florida M edical School in Gainesville and after war d headed the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr Faris r etur ned to Jacksonville and worked for the P ublic Health Department b efor e r etiring in 1982. He was t he first to per f or m moder n hear t catheterization in Northeast Florida and was a pioneer in the medical field. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Sophia Faris, in 2007 and hisd aughter, Carolyn Faris, who p assed away in 2008. H e leaves behind his daugh ters, Alynda Henley of Cumming, GA, Barbara Faris of Dennison, TX, and Janet Faris of Fernandina Beach. His grandchildr en, Shipp Harris, Jason Williams, Sarah Altman, R yan Coleman, Austin C oleman, and David Brooks. H is great-grandchildren, Noah A ltman, Jonah Altman and Colesen Williams. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home on with Pastor Beth Fogle-Miller of ficiating. He will be laid to rest beside his wife, Sophia, in BosqueBello Cemeter y after the ser vice. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 5-7 pm at the funeral home. If so desired, memorials may be made in his name to Haven Hospice, 8301 Cypress Plaza Dr., Ste 119, Jacksonville, FL 32256, Alzheimer s Association Chapter Office, 988 Woodcock Rd., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32803, or The American Heart Association, 201 Park Place, Suite 321, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Please share his life story and leave wor ds of comfor t at www O xley-Heard Funeral Directors M other Eliza Armstrong Floyd M other Eliza Armstrong Floyd was born June 7, 1931 in L ake City, Florida to the late Ezekiel and Ora Armstrong. She was the only daughter and oldest of six children. On May 17, 2014, Eliza answered the clarion call to join the great cloud of witnesses w ho cheers those of us who remain. S he was employed by Nassau General Hospital, formerly known as Humphrey Memorial Hospital, for thirty-five years, and was a faithful and d evoted member of the Chester Church of God for thirty-three years. Eliza leaves to cherish and honor her memory, five children: Yvonne (Theodore) Brown, Laverne Mitchell, Cassandra Floyd, Charles Chuck Floyd, and Serena F loyd. One stepson: Victor (Lilliewo Brothers: Ezekiel (Idamstrong, and Thomas (Bettyrison. Teng randchildren, Nine greatg randchildren and a host of n ieces, nephews, cousins and s orrowing friends. A viewing will be held today, Friday, May 23rd from 5:00-7:00 pm and from 9:00 am until the hour of the service at ChesterC hurch of God, 96984 Blackrock Road, Yulee, FL 3 2097. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 24th at 1 0:00 am; at her church, Bishop Kevin M. Hardy officiating. The cortege will assemble at 931 S. 10th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 at 9:00 am. P lease sign the family guest b ook at Funerals By T.S. Warden Jacksonville L inda Baerbel Menkel Harris Linda Baerbel Menkel H arris, 11-01-1941-5-20-2014. W e will r emember you with l ove in our hearts! You made the world a brighter place for so many with your bright smile and willing hands. You were the dear little sister to Ar min Menkel, nur turing Mother to your daughter, S uzanne, and your son, James, J r ., loving Grandmother to L indsey and Shelby and doting Omi to little Chloe. Your friends, too, will miss your laughter, companionship and w ar m advice. Those whose lives y ou touched and healed t hroughout your life are innumerable thr o ugh your dedicated years of ser vice as a nurse. W e ar e all comfor ted to know that you wer e sur rounded by love in the familiar setting of your home with your devoted d aughter and son by your side a s you peacefully transitioned f r om your str uggle with cancer into the embrace of God. A Mass will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Church on Thursday, May 29th at 11:00 am, followed by a ceremony and gathering to honor her life. Please bring your memories to share with us. Everyone is welcome. In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made in her name to: Center for Advancement in Cancer Education, The Center for Food Safety, Feed the Children or any other or ganization pr omoting health, nutrition and awareness of alter native and pr eventative measures to disease. Please share her Life Legacy at O xle y-H ear d F uner al Dir ector s Shirley Jean Kailey Jean Kailey, as she was more familiarly known, died Wednesday May 21, 2014. She was born in Norwood, Mass., t he second daughter of Arthur and Hilda (Smith J ean married Paul Kailey of Berlin, NH in 1945 and togethe r they worked to put Paul through Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. Upon graduation, they went to Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, w here Paul taught history and economics and coached skiing a nd football for 16 years. Paul was instrumental in the opening o f Sunday River Ski Area and together they operated the ski shop, know as Sunri. They also owned and operated a second shop on Main Street in Bethel. I n 1966, they became Manufacturers Representatives f or several ski companies in Northern New England. R etiring in 1987, Paul and Jean moved to Amelia Island, Florida where they enjoyed many wonderful years. Jean enjoyed tennis, golf, skii ng and was an avid mah-jongg player. She lost her husband of 5 7 years to cancer in 2003 and 3 years later sold their home on A melia Island Plantation and moved into a condo at Harrison Cove. She was currently residing at Osprey Village in AmeliaI sland. She is survived by her three children; Peter and his wife Nancy of Franconia, New Hampshire, Cindy and her husband Mark Hiebert of Bethel, Maine, Chris and his wife D enise of Helena, Alabama; s even grandchildren, Sara and h er husband David Hawkes, Erin and her husband Rick Husk, Luke Hiebert and his wife Tracy, Matt Hiebert and his wife Sarah, Kiirsten and her husband Rich Adams, and Shannon and Ryan Kailey; 6 g reat-grandchildren, Patrick a nd Andrew Husk, David, C arter and Kailey Hawkes, and K ira Hieber t Also a ver y special niece, Sandy and her husband David Rounds of St. Augustine, Florida and family and 4 nephews. In addition to her husband, she was pr edeceased by her p arents and her sister, Marjorie R awson V ignoni. A celebration of her life will be held in the main dining r oom at Osprey Village on Saturday, May 24th from 11 am-1 pm. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Make A W ish Foundation or a charity of your c hoice in Jeans memory. C r aig F uner al H ome S t A ugus tine Rober t G r a y M oore Robert Gray Moore, 85, an accomplished traveler avid golfer, wine connoisseur, and a h eck of a dancer with a smile t hat could light up a r oom, died S atur d ay May 10, 2014. Bob was a U.S. Marine who served our country just after WWII. He then got a degree in Engineering and worked as a Constr uctional Engineer in Kings Bay, GA before retiring. A fter he had played enough g olf, he got his real estate l icense and began selling h omes in Fer nandina Beach, FL. He came from a small New York family. He loved his parents William (deceased Laura (deceased her own right. He mar ried his teenage sweetheart Doris (deceased with whom he had a son Rober t of Orinda, Calif., and a daughter Deborra of Phoenix, AZ. Bob and Doris were married for 36 years. After Doris passing, he moved to Fer nandina Beach and fell in love and married Sandra, of 30 years, and gaineda bonus daughter Pam of Texarkana, AR. He has two granddaughters, Jennifer and Natalie, four grandsons, Eric (deceasedy, Nick, and Nathan and five great-grandchildr en. He loved the finer things in life. He had a r efined palate, always enjoying lamb chops, a per fectly cooked medium rare steak and a smooth Cabernet. He also had a tenacious sweet t ooth, especially for ice cream. He had a life long affair of readi ng, particularly spy novels and history. But more importantly, B ob was an incredible man, a loving and committed husband,a loyal friend and trustworthy and supportive father. His wishes were not to have a big, public funeral. The family will be celebrating his life and l ove privately, in the near future. The family would like to t hank the staff at Savannah Hospice, in Savannah, GA for their care during his final days. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the A merican Heart Association. B arbara W. Springer B arbara W. Springer, 66, passed away Wednesday evening at her Yulee residence. Mrs. Springer was born August 15, 1947. She moved to Y ulee 27 years ago from Jacksonville, FL. She enjoyed p lastic canvas stitching, family gatherings and the simple t hings in life. She loved her children and grandchildren more than anything. She is survived by four sons, J ohn Liccardi of IL, Gene Liccardi (Geanannulee, FL, Hank Springer of Jacksonville, FL and Billy Austin (Melodyulee, FL; one daughter, Angie Springer (Fred) of OR; three sisters, L inda, Laura and Pat; 13 grandc hildren and several greatg randchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Green Pine Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Green P ine Funeral Home. F or more information and t o sign Mrs. Springers online r e gister book please visit the Green Pine website at Green Pine Funeral Home Carmen W Warfield C armen W Warfield Carm, 6 5, of Henrico, passed away T hursday May 15, 2014. She is sur vived by her hus band, Michael, and her daughter, Laura Minning, of Richmond, VA; two brothers,W illiam W ray and Rober t Wray of Virginia Beach; and her sist er, Kathryn Stevens of Norfolk, V a. S he is a graduate of Maur y High School and the University of Connecticut, Go Huskies! She was an avidg olfer and tenn is player and w as a seven-time club champion and senior club champion at Hermitage Country Club as well as an eight-time womens singles, womens doubles and mixed doubles Club Champion at Four Seasons Racquet Club i n W ilton, CT S he loved her many friends, h er beach at Amelia Island, her d ogs Rusty Sam, Heidi and Bonnie and her many foster dogs. A memorial service will be held at Hermitage Country Club, 1248 Hermitage Road, Manakin-Sabot, V A, 23103 on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to The Thomas Palliative Care Unit, VCUHS Medical Center, P.O. Box 985934, Richmond, VA 23298 or the Richmond SPCA, Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Her mitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220. Blileys Central Richmond Va. DEATH NOTICE Mary Pauline Odom, 81, Yulee, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. A memorial ser vice will be held Saturday, May 31, in the Stephens Chapel at Gr een Pine Funeral Home. G reen Pine Funeral Home 2A F RIDAY M AY 23, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK OBITUARIES 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. Share beach with birds This Memorial Day Weekend, Audubon is rem inding Floridians to share the coast with Floridas rarea nd declining species of birds that nest on the states b eaches and coastal islands. When boaters or beachgoers approach nesting birds too closely, they may unintentionally cause the death o f chicks and eggs. When parents are flushed fromt heir nests, chicks and eggs are left vulnerable to predat ors, overheating by the summer sun, crushing under foot or falling and drowning in water beneath the nest. A single ill-timed disturbance can destroy an entire colony. Whether or not the disturbance is intentional, the result for the birds is the same, said Eric Draper, A udubon Florida Executive D irector, adding, Together w e can ensure this holiday weekend is safe and enjoyable for people and birds alike. Audubons Memorial Day Beach Tips: Respect posted areas, e ven if you dont see birds i nside them. Birds, eggs and n ests are well camouflaged with the beach environment, and disturbance by people can cause the abandonment of an entire colony. Give colony islands a wide ber th, and when fish ing, be sur e not to leave any e quipment behind. Always d ispose of fishing line and t ackle appropriately. Avoid disturbing gr o ups of birds. If birds take flight or appear agitated, you are too close. Refrain fr om walking dogs or allowing cats to r oam f reely on beaches during the n esting season. Even on a l eash, dogs are perceived as predators by nesting birds, sometimes causing adults to flush at even greater distances than pedestrians alone. Don t let pets off boats o nto posted islands or beache s. If you must walk your d og on beaches, always keep them on a leash and away from the birds. Do not bur y or leave trash, picnic leftovers, char coal or fish scraps on the beach. They attract pr edators of chicks and eggs, such a s fish cr o ws, raccoons, foxes, coyotes and Laughing Gulls. Leave the fir e works at home and attend an official display instead. Impromptu fir eworks on Florida s beach es and waterways can have catastrophic effects for vulnerable chicks and eggs. Beach-nesting birds sometimes nest outside of posted ar eas. If you notice birds circling noisily over your head, you may be near a nesting colony Leave qui etly, and enjoy the colony from a distance. WEEKLY UPDATE 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 American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Thir d St., will serve prime rib dinners tonight from 5-7 p.m. for a $12 donation. Dinner includes prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes, salad and a r oll. M M o o b b i i l l e e p p a a n n t t r r y y Bar nabas Center announces mobile food pantries as part of the Hunger Coalition of Nassau County and Nourishment Networks collaborative ef for t. Food is distributed on a first-come, firstser ved basis. The next dis tribution will take place on May 29 at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St. 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 con cealed weapon license course at 6:30 p.m. June 2. A basic with defensive tac tics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. May 31 and June 14. For information, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 476-2037 or V isit www Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for people who have, or think they may have, a drinking pr oblem ar e Mondays at noon and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, on Atlantic Avenue. The Fernandina Beach Gr oup meets in the Amelia Room, 906 S. Seventh St., Mondays at 6:30 p.m. (begin ners); Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (open discussionednesdays at 7 a.m. (open 12 & 12 study) and 11 a.m. (open step meeting); Thursdays at 7 a.m. (open Big Book study 11 a.m. (open discussion and 6;30 p.m. (open Big Book study); Fridays at 11 a.m. (open Big Book study and 7 p.m. (open meditation, speaker); and Satur days at 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.(open discussion). Call 261-8349. The Downtown Group meets at the Alachua Club, corner of Third and Alachua str eets, on Mondays at 8 p.m. (open 12 & 12 study T uesdays at 8 p.m. (open speaker); Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m. (open mens discussion); Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. (open discussion and Satur days at 8 a.m. (open discussion) and 8 p.m. (open r elationships). Call 261-3580. AA MEETINGS


to figures from former city consulting firm Zev Cohen. The parking spaces and roadway are estimated at $95,000. What this action seeks to do is re-affirm the plan, including amendments to (parking lot B), said Deputy City M anager Marshall McCrary at t he meeting. The r esolution a lso allows the city manager to move forward with engineering and cost evaluations. When can we move forward on this? asked resident Geor ge Morris. Id like to see a park here while Im living. To m y eyes its not going anyw her e ... at the end of the day w ere not moving. He also likened the slowness of commissioner actions to paralysis through analysis. There was no definitive discussion on funding, but V ice Mayor Sarah Pelican ment ioned the possibility of fundi ng thr ough a general obliga t ion bond that would have to be appr oved by public referendum. e cant magically make a park out ther e gr ow without money to fund it, Pelican said. Pelican also asked at the end of the meeting if City Attor ney T ammi Bach could put togeth e r a question on next N ovember s ballot asking city residents if they were in favor of p aying for an all-inclusive waterfront park plan. Bach noted such a referendum question would take some c onsideration before being put o n the ballot. Its more than just a charter amendment question, Bach s aid. The city manager and I will have to study how to do it. We might as well have him do it now, rather than asking him how to pay for (the waterfront park), Pelican said. G ass said she would like to h ave plans for a downtown p arking garage put on the same referendum question. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY M AY 23, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Air AmeliaCome FlyWith UsCall for Reservations L essons also available Call$ 10.00 of Each Purchase is Donated t o Wounded Warriors Through Memorial Day member Bruce Jasinsky did not attend the meeting. Vice Chair John Stack led the meeting. McCranie said the facility is likely to be a single one-stor y b uilding with a central hub for m eals and care. Maybe its an L -shape, said McCranie. We havent seen the details for this facility yet. McCranie r epr esents the owner which is listed on the p ublic hearing documents as Ole Bailey, LLC. He said the par t ners in the pr o ject ar e Jim Har dwick and Starling Senior Living. Hardwick has developed several condominium projectsa t the Amelia Island Plantation. H e owns the land and this w ould be his first assisted living project, said McCranie. Starling Senior Living, LLC was for med by two r e al estate executives in Jacksonville. According to the companys website, it has two current proje cts, including a 92-unit facility under construction in Jacksonville, and one in per mitting pr ocess in Jacksonville. The website says that the company redefines the tired, institutionalized senior livingc oncept. T he site also says that it o ffers cutting edge care, bistros, indoor/outdoor cages, expansive game r o oms, movie theaters and exer cise centers to meet the demands of the modern senior BAILEY Continued fr om 1A School week cut by 1 hour K ATHIE COLGROVE Community Newspapers Starting on the first day of s chool Aug. 6, students will receive one hour less of classroom instruction every Wednesday. The 2014-15 school calend ar will include at least 38 Wednesdays as early released ays, according to Sharyl Wood, Nassau County Schools e xecutive director of administrative services. eachers are faced with many demands regarding instruction, and they simply need sufficient time to plan, both individually and in coll aboration with other teachers, to provide quality instruction, W ood said. The early release time provides for this additional planning time and since all teachers are available at that time, collaboration can take place. Administrators will be perf orming their regular duties during the one-hour teacher p lanning time on early release days, according to Wood. The item is part of a collective bargaining agreement n egotiated between the Nassau County School Board and Nassau Teachers Association earlier this year. Teachers r equested that additional planning time be incorporated intot he school calendar. T he NTA tentatively ratif ied the 2013-14 agreement w ith approximately 94 percent of teachers in support earlier this year. The Nassau County School Board approved the instructional contract and early release days for the school cale ndar for 2014-15, but had not d esignated Wednesdays until M ay 8. T he school board approved Wednesday for the early release day that will include one hour of additional planning time. The vote was 4-1, with Amanda Young dissenting. I understand the time constraints of our teachers and t heir need for planning time; however, as part of the discussions regarding early release days I had requested that the committee who was researching this idea communicate with our child care providers to e nsure that there would not be an issue logistically or financ ially, prior to any recommendation being brought to the board, Young said. I also requested that we communicate with parents to receive their input once a recommendation was being considered. S he continued, During our May 8 meeting, I specifically a sked Ms. Wood if the business community and childcare providers had been contacted for their input to ensure that there were no issues logistically or financially with the recommendation they were bringi ng forward. Her response was no, that they would commun icate after the board approved. And if there were any financial impact, it would be the child care providers m aking more money. My r e sponse was that if they are m aking more money, then it is at the expense of our working parents, which is an added burden on their finances. Young added that since parents and child care providers were not given an opportunity t o provide input and the item w as added to the agenda on M ay 6, she did not approve. An attempt to schedule an early release day was made a couple years ago, but defeated when School Advisory Councils were asked their opinion and expr essed str ong concerns about early dismissal. This time parental input was not sought. As a result of the change, b us schedules on early release days will run one hour earlier t han on regular schedule school days. Parents and guardians of children who do not ride buses will have to collect them at the end of the shorter school day or make private arrangements for pick u p. It is anticipated that the c urrent providers of afterschool care will adjust their schedules to accommodate this change, just as they have previously done when we have had early release days in the past, Wood said. We have a lways had a few early release days every year W ood does not anticipate that many teachers with children of their own will be adversely affected by the schedule change. The children are bused to their parents schools and will now arrive d uring teacher planning times on those designated days. This is an issue that affects a small minority of teachers, Wood said. Im sure theyll find a way to deal with it. B ottom line teachers are on d uty until their contracted w ork hours are over After-school team practices, athletic events, tutoring sessions or club activities will be held after teacher planning time on early release days. Schools have been encoura ged not to schedule student a ctivities on Wednesdays to the greatest extent possible, Wood said. However, if activities are scheduled, the schools will provide supervision for students during the planning time. C alling the growing popularity of urban chicken farms a fad, Gass said the movement would fade in a few years anyway. We shouldnt make it so difficult to have a chicken, Gass said. Genora Crain-Orth of Jacks onville, who worked on Jacksonvilles backyard chicken ordinance that was approved last year, and who has been in contact with Miller due to her extensive urban chicken experience, spoke at Tuesdays meeting. She many of the fears people h ad about backyard chickens were unfounded. Unlike Fernandina Beachs backyard chicken ordinance, Crain-Orth said, Jacksonvilles included an educational component in which those applying for a permit had to attend classes. Backyard chicken permits w ere limited to 300 families during a two-year pilot program. She also said a fear of chickens spreading salmonella was unfounded because many other pets carry the bacteria, and it can easily be controlled by hand washing. Crain-Orth also noted homeowner associations could opt out of allowing chickens in their own bylaws. Corbett said he was conc erned about the burden that would be put on city animal cont rol services if backyard chickens proliferate in the city. It seems to me were jumping the gun, Corbett said. It doesnt make sense to me that were not inspecting (chicken coops) at all ... weve got all t hese rules about enclosures, but no inspections. M iller had questions about whether the city allowed other birds such as parrots, to live in backyards. He also questioned whether peafowl were in the same category as chickens. If someone builds a fancy c hicken coop, it should get permitting if it has wiring and p lumbing, Boner said. We might want to think about a minimum lot size so it wont impact neighbors in a negative way. Boner also asked about the impact of having chickens on small, non-conforming lots. P elican said after the vote that she believed owning backyard chickens was a property rights discussion, but that she also believed in a persons right to quiet enjoyment of property. Its tough to decide what trumps what, she said. I dont think we have enough in this ordinance, like e ducation and lot size, Boner said immediately after voting against it. If you want to have a chicken, go see Joe, Gass said after the vote, referring to the citys current policy, in which the city m anager approves requests for backyard chickens. I can tell you right now, youre only getting one, City Manager Joe Gerrity said. Gerrity noted earlier that he had approved between four and six requests for backyard chickens in the last three years, but w as only allowing one chicken per residence. M iller said later that he had received calls after the meeting from residents who were disappointed that the ordinance was defeated. He added that he planned to work on an amended backyard chicken ordinance w ith Bach that was perhaps similar to Jacksonvilles. FOWL Continued from 1A PARK C ontinued from 1A


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County election hopefuls on view MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader D espite the fact that county budget officials are projecting a $ 10-12 million shortfall in next years budget, no candidate r unning for a spot on the Nassau County Commission said there is a need to raise taxes. In fact, incumbent Steve K elley pooh-poohed the projections. Show me, he said. Kelley is one of four men w ho met last week for a candidates forum where he told the audience that he rejects any talk of a budget shortfall. He also made this popular political pledge: Im not gonna raise your taxes, said Kelley, adding that people here want to. Kelley did not say who wants to raise taxes. But n o other candidate at the f orum, organized by the Amelia I sland Plantation Community Association, refuted his statement. Here are the match-ups to date for the Aug. 26 primary (qualifying by petitions ended Monday but candidates may s till file until June 20 by paying a fee). K elley is running against Mike Boyle, who wants to rejoin the commission as the representative from District 2. Kelley beat him last time out. Commissioner Barry Holloway is running for his thir d ter m and his District 4 c hallenger is Geor ge Spicer. H olloway bested Spicer in 2010. A ll ar e r unning as Republicans. All four will be on the Republican primary election ballot in August, but unlessa Democrat or independent enters the race, all Nassau County voters, r egar dless of p arty affiliation, would be able t o cast ballots in that election. T he candidates spent about an hour and a half fielding ques tions from a panel made up of three people from the community association as well as the audience. Ther e wer e no surprises. K elley swatted away multim illion-dollar shortfall project ions last year for the cur r ent budget that was cover e d by dip ping into reserves and canceling or delaying projects. Boyle acknowledged the money trouble. Nassau County is facing some serious financial chal l enges, said Boyle. W e need a s trategic plan. What s the plan? Boyle did not offer one. No one did. Holloway, who is nearing the end of his second four-year ter m, said he cant comment on a spending plan until he knows how much money the county will collect in property taxes, and the appraisers office isn t putting out the r epor t on assessed values until June 1. Here is what Holloway did say. I believe we need to keep taxes as low as possible and still keep a level of ser vice that voters demand, said Holloway. His challenger was asked if he would vote to incr ease the property tax rate. We have to make do with what we have, said Spicer. You need to work with what youve got. That sounds like no. But Spicer who calls himself a fiscal conservative, didnt say the wor d no. The for um was open to the public and held in a conference room at the Plantation. Several dozen people attended the event. Commissioner Danny Leeper, who left before the for um ended, and Nassau County Economic Development Executive Dir ector Steve Rieck, sat in the audience. Local attorney Mike Mullin, who also served as county attorney for more than 25 years, served as the event moderator Whats great or bad is that you can find these guys at the gr ocery store, on the phone or go to their house and ask them, Whats wrong with my damn road, said Mullin. They are stewards of your money, and thats not an easy job. Under the for mat, candi dates were given four minutes to make opening r emarks and a minute or two for answers and r ebuttals. Thats not a lot of time for thoughtful discussionor debate, and the questions were important. Panelists asked Holloway about the biggest challenge fac i ng the county. Balancing the budget, said H olloway, who put roadway improvements second. T he panel asked Kelley if he would fund a study to consolidate the county and city of Fernandina Beach. He said he is not opposed to the idea but w onders if it would be better than what we have now. T hey also asked Kelley how he would enhance Amelia Island. I have seen it become a t r ue, true gem, said Kelley. We can start to polish the gem that is Nassau County Y es, but how? Economic development, said Kelley. Jiminy lord, people will be knocking down the door to Nassau County T he audience asked Holloway his thoughts for fundi ng the sheriffs administration building. Bids are out now, and e stimates put the cost at $10 million. The money is in the bank but there is a push for financing. Local banks are chomping at the bit, said Holloway. Sometimes you gotta do debt. B oyle said he also favors f inancing. Interest rates are so perfect, said Boyle. S picer did not agree. rite the check. Pay for it. G et it done and move on, said Spicer. Kelley also did not agree. o be debt-free thats a fabulous feeling, said Kelley, summ ing up his fiscal philosophy this way: Get out of debt, stayo ut of debt and pay as you go. He repeatedly waved his balanced budget proposal from t he podium. Have I mentioned t he plan? said Kelley T he second, third and fourth time he did it, the crowd c huckled. At the fifth mention there was shoulder-pumping laughter. But Kelley is serious about his plan, which basically saysd ont spend more money this year than last year. Take one for your friends, he said. B oyle said Kelley was pushing the plan for Clerk of Court John Crawford, who also has spr ead the pay-as-you-go message. Saying debt is bad is foolish and simplistic, said Boyle. 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6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Most people realize that separat ion and divorce are hard on kids. However, as martial breakdown becomes a societal norm, many people do not seem to realize the major impact it has on their health and wellbeing. Parents seem quick to dismiss their childrens experie nce sayings like, they are too young to understand or they are o ld enough to understand, or it is better for the kids this way, much less stress at home. While all of these statem ents may have a nugget of truth in t hem, they fall short of what the experience is really like for children. Children love and need both of t heir parents. If their normal has b een two parents in the home from the time they were born, this is what they are used to and is part of how they define themselves. This is what home is to them. Changing perspectives When a parent moves out of the family, the home is affected. It feels different and that is unsettling. Children are dependent upon their parents for their safety and growth and they often become anxious and afraid because they do not know w hat is going to happen to them. It t ur ns out this is pretty smart b ecause all too often, what happens to them is not that great. When the marital relationship ends with one person moving out and the other parent feeling very hur t and abandoned, it is particularly hard on the children. It isf rightening to see a parent leave h ome what does it mean, will she ever come back, does he still love us? It is equally hard to see a parent in great emotional distress. Are we safe, will he recover, will she be able to look after me, is she blam ing me? It is unlikely that your children are going to voice these types of concerns to you. They do not want to make things worse. They do not want to get in trouble. They do not want to cause you to pull away. They are not sure what your react ion will be. Sometimes they do not think you care and often do not h ave the words to describe how they feel After the separation Another troublesome aspect of marital breakdown for kids is watching their parents focus on dating and sexuality. When the family i s in turmoil having one or both parents focusing a lot of their energ y on dating feels like further abandonment to children. They do notice when we put so much more effort into attracting new attention than we did being loving to their Mom or Dad. What does this tell them about commitment, emotional s ecurity and belonging? Children end up caught in the middle, even when the parents are m aking efforts not to let this happ en. When they see one parent d oing better than the other, when o ne starts dating again and seems happy while the other is devastated. Children get caught in the crossfire when parents battle rather than trying to maintain thep eace. They see their parents are more interested in winning and not l ooking out for their wellbeing. T hey often feel invisible, alone, e ven unloved when they are pushed and pulled this way. A good approach It is crucial to maintain normal routines, activities, friendships, spor ts and school with access to each of you. Both of you must fig u re this out and find ways to make i t work befor e one of you moves o ut. Dealing with the separation is hard enough try not to compound the losses. Do not complain about or badmouth each other or in front of your childr en. This is a r eally har d time for you and you do need out lets and to talk, cry, rant and complain about it all. Y ou just cannot e xpose your childr en to this. They need to trust that you are emotionally stable. They need to be able to hold onto a positive belief about their other parent. It is not OK to burden them with your emotional turmoil. Get a therapist and deal with your feelings in a productive and private way. Do not expose your children to y our dating life or new partners. A good rule of thumb is that they n eed at least a year to adjust to the separation before they are exposed to new partners and only then if the relationship is serious. You do not want to give kids the message that people are disposable. You also do not want them to think that they a re less important to you than your love life. Provide safe and comforta ble places for your kids to spend time with each parent. Make a commitment to put your children first: first before punishing your ex, before your new partner, before your misery. This does not mean letting them rule the roost or c ontrol your life. It means taking their needs and feelings seriously and doing your best to accommod ate them. Maintain normal rules, r outines and expectations. Do all y ou can to be a good parent and g ive up any hopes of being the favorite parent. Reassure your children that you are OK. Let them know that while this is a hard time you are doingw hatever you can to make the best of it. Do not minimize their feeli ngs. Check in with them. Pay a ttention to what is going on in t heir lives and seek professional help if you think they are struggling. Be the best parent you can be. Of course you are going to lose it sometimes. It is definitely going to be dif ficult. Just tr y your best. A pologize when you make mist akes. The most impor tant gift you c an give your childr e n is your love, attention, commitment and a secure sense of home with both of their parents. Your kids will thank you for it. Resour ce: Dinosaurs Divor ce A guide for changing families by Laurene & Marc Brown. Janice Clarkson, EdD, is a L icensed Mental Health Counselor Certified Addiction Professional and Fernandina Beach resident. Your changing relationship F RIDAY M AY 23, 2014 OPINION News-Leader MENTAL F ITNESS Janice C larkson Make a commitment to put your children first. This does not mean letting them control your life. It means taking their needs and feelings seriously and doing your best to accommodate them. Powertrain realities In 2025, 11 short model years from now, vehicle manufacturers s elling product in the U.S. will need to average 54.5 miles per gallon. W ith trucks and commercial vehicles still in the product line, some of the models will have to get 60-plus mpg to balance out the average. Change is coming in what we drive and it will happen faster than some of us expect or want. As information p resents itself that is relevant, this column will share it. A fundamental a spect of mileage is what powers a vehicle. That will be our focus this week, using some data from an article I read. We will look at U.S. new vehicle sales (all car and truck models) in 2013 by engine type, compared to e stimates for 2015 sales by engine type. Four cylinders ruled, with 7 ,982,774 sales in 2013 versus an estimated 8,906,920 in 2015. The 4cylinder sales jumped 844,000 over 2012. Six cylinders treaded water in 2013, selling 4,661,654, 4,000 less than the prior year. In 2015, six cylinders are projected to sell 4.8 million u nits. Eight cylinders sold 2,196,893 units, up 202,000 from 2012. In 2015, 8 cylinders are projected to sell 1,976,936 units. If there is a glaring fact in this data, it is that four cylinders are well over half the market. T he May 5 A utomotive News a rtic le that contained this data was entit led Shades of Green, discussing electric vehicle and plug-in hybrids failing to gain market acceptance. Only 96,202 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids were sold in 2013. This is despite the Department of Energy awarding $25 billion in lowr ate loans under the heading of A dvanced Vehicle Technology M anufacturing Program a half dozen years ago. The vision by the cur r e nt administration, which championed this early on, was for 1 million electric vehicle sales by 2015. The Nissan Leaf, the best selling electric vehicle, can t r each 30,000 sales a y ear. Our government loaned them m oney to build a plant with six times t hat capacity The Chevy V olt, intr o duced in 2010, is yet to sell 60,000 units total, from introduction through March of this year. Looking at the leader in hybrid sales, the Prius, is telling. Through April of this year 61,659 Prius mode ls have been sold, down from 7 5,614 during the same four months i n 2013. Cor o lla has deliver ed 106,738, up slightly, and Camry has d elivered 132,292, even with last year. C onsumers simply have not embraced EVs and hybrids. GM canned their big SUV hybrids due to lack of sales. High profile compan ies like Fisker Automotive (plug-in h ybrids) and A123 Battery went belly up in their infancy. Despite Uncle Sam throwing money at it, the alternate powertrain market is not there yet. I am not nearly smart enough to explain h ydrogen fuel cell-powered electric vehicles, but that is the direction T oyota and Hyundai are pursuing. Both will introduce models in California next year. My brother Jim, who owns six dealerships, has a very bright dealer friend who claims hydrogen fuel cells are going to dominate the future. F or now, exciting advances are taking place with small displacement gas engines, diesels and turbocharging. VW, a leader in affordable diesel vehicles, predicted their Passat midsize sedan would sell 10-15 percent d iesels. Last month, they sold 40 perc ent diesels, and have been averagi ng 30 percent, surprising the brass. The roomy car gets 43 mpg. Nissan is planning to introduce a diesel in its Titan and Frontier pick-ups next year. Ram pick-up is the first to market with a diesel in their half-ton pick-ups in 2014. Chevy Cruze has a 2 .0 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged d iesel that gets 46 mpg. Ford has a 1 .0 liter 3-cylinder in its 2014 Fiesta. These ar e but a few examples of ef f i cient powertrains that arent electric or hybrid. You cant force the market. Alternate fuels will be needed for our planets future, but they have to integrate into the market withoutf orce-feeding. O ur local resort and tourist indust r y seems to be thriving. Many of us ar e lucky enough to call this home and should thank our lucky stars. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep inY ulee. He invites questions or positive s tories about automobile use and owne rship. r w k car@aol com KEFFER C ORNER RickKeffer Thefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable f ood items all year round. F or more information, call:261-70001 303 Jasmine Fernandina Beach,FL Connecting People, Help & Hope


F rom Kiplings poem Recessional, many of us retain the term Lest We Forget to identify with remembrance of o ur country and military as a r eminder and a plea not to for g et past sacrifices. The phrase, although not written for that expr e ssed purpose originally, has become a humble epitaph found as the lone inscription on many war memorials and spoken in many military addresses. As common usage spr ead widely a fter W o rld W ar I, this simple phrase has generated a continuous reminder to ground all of us in humility and as a reminder of Gods dominance in our lives, and the world and the events of the past. For so very many of us, and this nation, the obser v ance of the four th Monday in May has taken on more and more special significance during our lifetimes. The longterm conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in par ticular have impacted so many families and individuals, right her e in our community w hether militar y or not. It also r e kindles, for many more of us, memories of our past, not only the aftermath of different, more dated conflicts, but customs obser ved by many of us from our youth until now. This most sacred holiday is more than just one of our current three-day weekends. Sure, it is a great time to also celebrate spring, attend family gatherings, have a barbecue, take par t in a parade, cele brate our brave veterans and do just about anything that comes to mind, but there are many who use this day as a personal day of reminder of loved ones lost, another chance to heal fr om the hur t of lives cut far too short, families tor n apar t, the agony of mour ning for wives, husbands, children, moms and dads and people of all ages and walks of life. They not o nly remember their fallen, b ut live their entir e lives with t he recurring thoughts and dreams of what could have been and r e playing of each sur vivor s personal memor y tapes and all the why? questions. It is always a chance for closure, but yet it doesntc ome for many. M any of us gr ew up, in all p arts of the country, in an era when every May 30 was Decoration Day It was a time when the whole family went to the little cemetery, per haps by their old wooden church we grew up in. We c leaned all the gravesites and t he headstones, giving special a ttention to our military veterans graves, and other families joined in to clean up the entir e gr ounds. We learned a lot from the reminiscence and stories about those we had known and those we didnt have the chance to know. As we grew older we learned thatn ot only was this day a day to remember all our loved ones, but a ver y special day to honor our military veterans as well. I stand with all my Vietnam veteran brothers and sisters, especially those members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1088, Nassau County and other service organizations here, in saluting all our men and women serving in every branch of our armed forces, and especially those brave men and women who unselfishly sacrificed their lives so that we can live free and feel protected in this great country. For all the fallen in ever y war and conflict of the past, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, the Dominican, Lebanon, Panama, Desert Storm, Somalia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and other actions and assignments, Memorial Day is the only day sanctioned and s et aside to honor our fallen. B ut I also know that many of o ur surviving brothers and sisters remember, whether by flashback, pr o mpted personal r ecollection or by our daily devotionals, many of our fallen and departed comrades ona daily basis. M any of us are searching f or ways to honor our veter a ns. Let us never forget the survivors of our fallen and the highs and lows of each and ever y day for them. Ther e are so many families out there who still suf fer the pain of loss, of their children growing u p without both parents, of m others, fathers, sisters, b rothers and grandparents who still are plagued by thoughts of gr o wing older together without their loved ones, and widows and widowers that have gone thr ough life alone because of losing the love of their lives. There is assistance availa ble to serve those with needs right here in our Nassau County community There is hands-on information and help available on many areas of veterans services, including counseling for those who have been trying to find answers to many questions, both faith based and secular health r elated bene fits, medical services, assisting homeless veterans and many more. If you are a veteran or a veteran s family member in need of assistance, or an individual or or ganization that would like to be involved in assisting veterans, please contact the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088, Nassau County for hands-on assistance and referral to fit your needs at (904 or visit our website at www VIEWP OINT / J OH N S CHERER / V IETNAM V ETER ANSOF A MERICAN C HAPTER 1 088 M emorial Day remember our veterans M y granddaughter and I sat in the bleachers in front of the courthouse watching theS hrimp Festival parade. It was the usual smalltown charming display of shrimp-themed f loats, pirates, Shriners, kids from local dance schools and politicos waving from cars. Then along came the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Their re-enactors paused in front of the judges, elevated their replica black powder w eapons and fired a round, sans real ammunition. B ut what came next had a lot of peoples jaws dropping and continues to do so to this d ay. Waddling along in step behind the CSA re-enactors was a man who looked like a black-clad Colonel Sanders cracking not one, but two bullwhips. One of the parade judges sitting near me, a high-ranking law enforcem ent official, caught my eye and shot me a dismayed look, which I acknowledged with af rown and a sad shake of my head. Bullwhip man, apparently a guy called Doc G ibson, was attired as the stereotypical plantation Massah. Hes also allegedly a minister, which doesnt mean a hoot since racists and bigots everywhere self-identify as Christians. The bullwhip connotation is obvious, despite w hat its pointy-headed apologists say about it. And the Sons of Confederate Veteransa pproved its message, even though they insist that it really didnt mean anything racially d erogatory or insensitive. But, but, but it was just a representation of the rugged individuals who went out in the fields and cracked whips to capture cattle to feed the troops, a local Sons of Confederate Veterans spokesman sputtered. I m sorry, suh, but yo alibi smells suspiciously liket hose fragrant patties the unneutered males of the bovine s pecies deposit everywhere. In other words, bull hockey. To begin with, there are as many guesses at the etym ology of the term cracker as there are crackers.D riving cattle is hard, hot, dusty work. Do you really t hink a man in rich plantation master attire like bullwhip man would be herding cattle in the 100-degree plus Georgia or Florida sun? Again, bull hockey. T here were letters to the newspapers and social media posts from parade watchers whow ere mortified at the display of plantation mentality. The whip was used to punish people o f color in slave-holding states. It was also used by hooded, night-riding Klansmen, along with burning crosses, to intimidate and punish white people who decried the institution of slavery and were thus considered N-word l overs by their redneck kinsmen. Its also been employed, along with the fiery cross, toi ntimidate Jews, Catholics and anyone else those Gawwwddd-fearing Christian hoodw inkers deem less than sufficiently Christian. So yeah, darn tootin, its inclusion in a parade celebrating the shrimping industry was pointedly insulting to people of color in particular and most everyone else in general. True to type, the usual local bigots and r acism deniers see it differently. One went so far as to sniff that everyone around him,i ncluding little children, found it entertaining and they applauded. Oh, lawdy! And those h appy colored folk sang in the fields while they picked the white mans cotton, too. Like I said bull hockey. These rubes just dont get it. And they never will. It can always be explained away, l ike when they revise history to claim the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery. And oh,b y the way, if you believe that canard, I challenge you to read the Declaration of Causes of S eceding States. As good ol Mississippi crowed, Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery the greatest material interest in the world. There you have it, folks, and bullwhip man i s its enforcer and the ugly, racist face these good Southern states of ours still proudly dis-p lays to the rest of the world. And no, Im not a Yankee. Nor am I a dandified resident of A tlanta by way of some other Northern state. Im Southerner born and bred in the big belly of the Deep South. Its disgusting and its embarrassing and our brothers and sisters of color have every dang right to be offended. T his isnt about Lash LaRue or Wild Bill Cody or a Barnum and Bailey Circus liont amer. Its a not so silent dog whistle cracking a whip. Its as vile as a float featuring Bull C onnor re-enactors. By the way, I didnt hear a soul applauding. All I heard were groans and angry whispers. But the bull goes on forever here in Dixie. Maybe our grandkids will clean up the mess. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY M AY 23, 2014 OPINION News-Leader The bull hockey goes on forever F L ORIDA S O L DEST W E EKLY N E WSPAPER E STABLISHEDIN 1854 The News-Leader is published with pride weekly for the people of Nassau County by Community Newspapers, Inc., Athens, Georgia. We believe that strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to the truth, integrity, quality and hard work. F OY R. 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V OICE OF THE PE OPLE S S i i d d e e w w a a l l k k t t o o n n o o w w h h e e r r e e I am certain that you are as sick of hearing fr om me as I am in writing but the question I have has been asked to the mayor, the commissioner, the city attorney and anyone else who will listen will the ADA sidewalk actually be built between the tracks at Centre and Front and the west side of the Dr uyea building? I understand that it has been appr oved, but so are many other things in the city and they just continue to be talked to death until someone pushes to get things done! W e wer e at the Salty Pelican this past Satur day evening and noticed that cars are still continuing to park on the west side of the building on the sidewalk that is in disr epair Ther e ar e no parking signs on the building? There was a gentleman who was in a wheelchair at the Pelican and we watched in shock as he desperately tried to traverse the area by a car but he ultimately had to ask for another gentlemans help so that he wouldt fall out of his chair Honestly walking by that car is a juggling act in itself! Ive been told that the dispute of this mentioned ar ea is all in the cour ts and that due to some mismanaged paperwork that goes back to the 1950 s is the holdup. I am sorry, but thats a lot of bunk amendments to the Constitution dont take this long! Were talking about a sidewalk, a safe place to walk or roll to get from Centr e Str eet to the Salty Pelican wher e Al and T.J. were mandated, and did, install a proper sidewalk! Why is it that after much noise, letters to the newspapers, city meetings and bringing in the government and railroad the crossing was fixed but now we have to wait to get the sidewalk that is already there, but completely deteriorated, repaired and made ADA accessible? I do hope that someone, anyone, can give me the honest and straight-forward answer as to the time frame when that sidewalk will be fixed so that nothing can stop anyone from safely getting from Centre and Front streets to the Salty Pelican! Marlene Chapman Fer nandina Beach B B u u i i l l d d e e r r s s C C a a r r e e As Executive Director of Nassau County Council on Aging, I want to emphasize how special the Builders Care program mentioned in the article Builders Who Care (May 14uly is. Our organization has partnered with Builders Car e for a number of years and working togeth er have built dozens of access ramps. I can t describe in this short space the joy these ramps pr ovide their owners. There is no greater example of cooperation in our community than when all the pieces come together and a cadre of volunteers lend their time and ef for t to this cause. A huge thank you to Fernandina Lumber and Home Depot who pr ovide the much needed materials thr ough inkind donations. If you wer en t already aware of how wonderful this community is, one needs to look no fur ther than the local churches, local not-for-profits, Builders Care and other volunteers who take time from their schedules to produce these ramps for the mobility-challenged among us. I ur ge ever yone who r ead the Builders Who Car article and this letter to please consider making a donation. This program is exceptionally well managed and your dollars tr uly r esult in real solutions for those in need. Again my thanks to all those who lend a hand with the Builders Care ramp projects. We look forward to building many more ramps and helping many more people in need, throughout this year and the years ahead. Janice Ancrum, Executive Director Nassau County Council on Aging P P e e r r c c e e p p t t i i o o n n i i s s s s t t i i l l l l r r e e a a l l i i t t y y What I find so much more offensive than the actual performance at Shrimpfest by the Sons of Confederate Veterans is the total lack of common sense, sensitivity and basic understanding about what happened. This was wr ong. It was of fen sive, and it doesnt reflect the views of our community The idea that this act can be spun and defended using history or definitions of the word cracker is an insult to many, myself included. Lets look at what we have here. We have a parade to celebrate our shrimping industr y W e have a group marching in the parade The Sons of Confederate V eterans. W e ar e mar ching down a main str eet in the South. W e have a guy dr essed in black and the guy is snapping a bullwhip. Is it r eally a surprise to anyone that the man in black just may have been perceived as a plantation owner? Is it a surprise to anyone that the whip would be perceived as a symbol of slavery? I personally think a guy in a coma would understand this one. I am sure that the Sons of Confederate Veterans had no intent to offend anyone. I am sure they didt put this in the parade to por tray a master acting like he was whipping a slave. The simple fact was it was perceived that way by many intelligent people throughout the city. Perception is reality, folks. All the historical facts and definitions of words will not change that. Can you imagine seeing a Ger man gr oup marching and carrying a swastika? What about a veterans group carrying a picture of a large mush-r oom cloud? Think that would be a disgraceful act, or would you try to explain it with history? Whips, swastikas and mushroom clouds are all symbols of how humanity can turn on our fellow man and cause unthinkable pain and bring up memories which many of us could not imagine. How can anyone think the whip incident is anything but an insensitive and embar rassing display one which is an embarrassment to the city. I don t think anyone can hold the city or the Shrimpfest committee accountable for this. What they do in the future with regard to parade content may be a good topic for conversation. I am sur e that the Sons of Confederate V eterans meant no harm. The reality is harm was caused, as unintentional as it was. A simple note to this paper explaining they ar e r emorseful and no har m was intended would go a long way Facts on histor y, and the definition (one of the many d cracker just wont change the reality brought on by the perception of what many saw that day. Tony Crawford Fer nandina Beach CUP OF JOE Joe Palmer MEMORIAL D A Y Y ou are this day in May the shadows from the dark The blood-r ed moon bleeding fr om the winter sea. The per fect painting that escapes the sear ching br ush, The poem that never comes to mind, The yellow butterfly flying the skies beyond our reach, And the humming bir d we cannot catch If we would ever think to try. Y ou are the wise men in the oldest caravan For ever bringing gifts to childr en not yet born The manna hiding from the thirsty hand, The streets of sorrow in our every dream The heart-break voice in a land so far away we cannot hear Y ou are in the eyes of men who fought with you And watched you die you will never leave. You are the red scarf of laughter unfurling in the summer wind, The pot of gold no one ever finds at rainbows end Though you are always here and never here, W e catch you in a spear of sun for just a flash of time W e hold you her e on this Memorial Day Calvin Atwood Amelia Island


Open house May 29 for local veterans COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MAY23, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8AWe ne ed to spend more time with JesusPeople can be unlettered, illiterate and absolutely ignorant in worldly knowledge and still impact the world for Jesus. If we will spend more time with Jesus, then the Holy Spirit will make us bold to do things that would cause others to marvel. People are not impressed with what we know. They want to know what we can do with what we know, especially when it will positively affect their lives. Education and information are wonderful, and God can and will use our knowledge for His glory when we submit it to Him for His service. However, we are never to allow the devil to hinder us from running through troops and leaping over walls, pulling down strongholds or anything else that we need to do to complete the task that God has called and equipped us for. Regardless of our academic achievements or lack thereof, we need to spend time with Jesus. The more time we spend with Him, the bolder we will become. Soon we will begin to demonstrate what we believe about Him, and the next thing we know, people will recognize us not because of what we look like or what we have or because of our natural parents but because we have been with Jesus. Let us thank God because one day He will allow us to see Jesus in other people. It piqued our curiosity and aroused and stimulated our spirits to the point of causing us to pursue the peace and the power that is the hallmark of people who have been with Jesus. It allows others to see in us the one whom we represent in the Earth. Increase the spirit boldness in us to speak, do and live what we truly believe. The families of the late Sis. Bernice Jones-White and Sis. Mamie Delaney appreciate all acts of kindness shown to them during their hours of bereavement and thank you, their families and friends, with God's blessings upon you. Birthday wishes to Minnie Johnson, Altamese Holmes, Jerrick Jones, Vincent Johnson Jr., Mike Smith, Velvet Holland-Brown, Darien Bolden Jr. and Sis. Willie Mae Ashley. NOW AND THENM aybelle Ki rkland MILITARY NEWS BIRTH Dustin and Erin DuFault of Fernandina Beach announce the birth of a son, Sam Cooper DuFault, born at 9:19 p.m. April 24, 2014, at the Birth Center of Jacksonville. The baby weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. He joins a sister, Lucy DuFault, 23 months old. Paternal grandparents are Kent and Clarisa DuFault of Saint Paul, Minn., and Jeff and Christine Lees of Maryland. Maternal grandparents are Matt and Jean Schreiber of Fernandina Beach. Great-grandparents are Jessie Dunbar of Atlantic Beach and Harold and Y vonne Kastens of Minnesota. Deadline for wedding information and photos is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication Friday. Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 for information. Air Force Airman Kyle C. Richardson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Richardson is the son of Randall Richardson of Middleburg and Patrica Janda of Callahan. He is a 2010 graduate of Ridgeview High School, Middleburg. C AMPUS NOTES Robert Crandall, son of Heather Perry of Fernandina Beach and Richard Crandall of St. Petersburg, graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Petersburg College on May 13 with an associate in arts degree. He will join the Honors Program at University of South Florida St. Petersburg in August. The largest class in Skidmore College history, the 712 members of the Class of 2014, was recognized at the college's 103rd commencement May 17 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Samuel McKenney of Fernandina Beach received a B.A. degree. 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 No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend it. Ecclesiastes 8:17 The Bible provides us with many good examples of humanity. Adam, Moses, and Jesus are archetypes of humanity. But, it is also true that being human is radically different now than it was in Biblical times. Culture and technology have changed us to such an extent that being human in the modern world is fundamentally different than it was in the ancient world, or even a few hundred years ago. Our species may not have changed much in terms of biology,but in terms of psychology and culture, the differences arevast. This goes beyond such superficial questions as whether Jesus would have a Twitter account or a Facebook page werehe alive today.Part of what defines us as human is that we arecultural beings. That is, we grow up within a culture and that particular cultureis grafted onto us. This is one of the r easons why the humanities areimportant as an area of study. They help us to understand what it is to be human. Works of fiction are sometimes denigrated by those with a practical bent, but good fiction is often an exploration of what it is like to be a human being. Humanity is constantly reinventing itself, all the while questioning the implications of that reinvention. One r eason to study the Bible is because it gives a number of very deep answers to the question of what it means to be human. Christopher Simon The Human Condition Richardson SUBMITTED PHOTOSTravis Cloyd and the Evans Rendezvous in American Beach.F ilm fest rebrands as Rendezvous Festival On Monday, the Amelia Island Film Festival Board of Directors approved re-branding to create The Rendezvous Festival. Rendezvous will become the first film and music festival in North Florida and Southeast Georgia. The new festival is all about entertainment: bringing the artists and community together for a weeklong celebration. Why the name Rendezvous? It is an homage to the Evan's Rendezvous, located in American Beach, a jazz club that once hosted famed musicians such as Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Billie Daniels and Ray Charles in the 1930's, 40's and 50's in a special beach community that was created for inclusion. In 1964, American Beach and the Rendezvous were hit hard by Hurricane Dora and were decimated. It's time to recognize the proud history that the Rendezvous represents and its contribution to the entertainment industry. Rendezvous LLC was founded in 2014 by two Amelia Island Film Festival Board of Directors: Travis Cloyd and Randy Bowman. Rendezvous will debut in 2015 on Amelia Island. Bowman The FSCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center will host an open house on May 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. to highlight the services available locally to veterans. Light refreshments will be served. The event will take place in the Lewis "Red" Bean T echnical Center, Nassau Room T126, Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee. Services for veterans include disability compensation, pension, education and training, vocational rehabilitation and employment V etSuccess program, life insurance, home loans, healthcare, burial and dependents and survivors benefits. A brief presentation will be given at 6 p.m. by representatives from VA Health Care Enrollment, FSCJ Military and Veterans Service Center, Community Hospice and the Nassau County Veterans Services Office. The representatives will be available for questions from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Representatives from local veterans civic organizations have been invited to participate. For more information, call the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center at 548-4432. THREE YEARS OF STRAIGHT AS SUBMITTEDFernandina Beach Middle School eighth graders were awarded for maintaining all A's for all three years of middle school. Back row, from left, they are Chris Stewart, Anna Arato, Alexis Schulz, Abby Hamilton, Trip Vonnoh, Daniel Faltemier and Kevin Zhou; middle, Ryan Edwards,Cheyanne Ricks, Emily Colson, Jenna Edwards, Katrice Curls, Katherine Doss and Abigail Ramshaw; and front, Jason Collins, Hannah Grinde, Samantha Maltagliati, Courtney Gill, Emma Shafer and Carly Beverly. Not pictured are Madeline Mott, Martin Tolxdorf and Jayna Weiss. HELPING TO END POLIO Members of the Fernandina Beach High School Interact Club celebrate the success of their efforts to raise $227 through candy sales to present to the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club for Rotary International's End Polio Now program. The 40plus Interact Club members, led by teacher-sponsor Dawn Karpel, learn the importance of leadership, service and fellowship through numerous local and international projects. SUBMITTE D Drop in Center needs volunteers to help on Tuesdays, WednesdaysThe Drop in Center is looking for volunteers for Tuesdays and Wednesdays (9 a.m.-1 p.m). The center serves people experiencing homelessness and those at high risk for homelessness. Services include showers and laundry facilities, a mailing address, phone and computer use, and assistance in acquiring needed documents and referrals to local providers. The center is located at the Fernandina Beach Church of Christ, corner of 14th and Jasmine streets. To volunteer or for information, contact Ellen Miller at 556-2810.


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Buddy holds licenses from the state of Florida as both a Certified Roofing Contractor and a General Contractor and is OSHAcertified. The company is licensed and insured. Since 2001, Domestic Designs has met the roofing needs for new and existing homeowners and commercial businesses in Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Baker counties. The companys 5 crews install shingle, metal, tile and flat roofs as well as provide inspection, repair,additional installation and cleaning services for both residential and commercial customers. Afull service company,Domestic Designs works with homeowners and builders everyday to provide the highest quality,warranted roofing services at the lowest costs and least inconvenience. Everyones needs are different. I enjoy working with individual homeowners and builders to solve their specific problems and meet their needs. I understand that any type of home or business construction can be challenging so it is our goal to provide every client with the most cost effective and least intrusive solutions. In todays fast-paced and economically challenging environment, you cannot expect anything less, said Boyd. The company offers a wide variety of products including GAF/Elk, CertainTeed, Owens-Corning, Monier, Hanson and American Tile, all of whom offer a complete line of warranties. With recent changes to the state of Floridas wind mitigation roofing requirements, there are many new savings opportunities for residential and commercial owners. We offer clients several roofing options to save money on their homeownersand wind insurance policies, said Boyd. We work closely with local insurance agents and have seen that many owners today are unaware of the savings opportunities available to them through policy discounts related to roofing modifications. We can evaluate, with owners, their individual needs and available options. Additionally, Domestic Designs partners with a certified solar technology and installation firm to provide energy efficient roofing solutions that reduce your carbon footprint and utility expense. We are excited about the unlimited opportunities we now offer in alternative energy resources and costs savings, said Boyd. To discuss your roofing needs or to simply learn moreabout potential roofing modifications, related to insurance savings or energy efficient roofing solutions, call Buddy Boyd at 904-321-0626 or 904-753-1438. They look forward to working with you. P P u u t t Y Y o o u u r r B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s I I n n T T h h e e S S p p o o t t l l i i g g h h t t C C a a l l l l 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 T T o o F F i i n n d d O O u u t t H H o o w w How to manage someone elses finances JASON ALDERMAN For the News-Leader Anyone whos ever been asked to step in and manage their parents or someone e lses personal finances can tell you that its an awesome r esponsibility and by awesome, I dont mean totally c ool. Its more like inspiring an overwhelming feeling of fear. (Thank you, In recognition that mill ions of Americans act as fiduciaries (i.e., manage money orp roperty) for loved ones, often with no formal training o r expertise, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPBeated four, easy-to-understand caregiver guides called Managing S omeone Elses Money (at C FPB Director Richard Cordray notes that there are 5 0 million older Americans and millions of aging baby boomers are rapidly a pproaching retirement. Some 22 million people over6 0 have already given someone power of attorney to m ake their financial decisions, and millions of others including younger disabled adults have court-appointed guardians or other fiduciari es. In order to protect our seniors, we must educate thec aregiver generation, he explains. S ometimes that means learning more about the financial products and services available to seniors to help them make informed c hoices. But often, its the caregivers themselves whom ust make critical decisions whether theyve got power of a ttorney for a parent with Alzheimers or have been tapped to manage Social Security benefits for a disabled friend. The CFPB guides are geared toward people in four different fiduciary capacities: Someone has granted you power of attorney to make m oney and property decisions on his or her behalf. Court-appointed guardian, where a court appoints you guardian over a persons money and property when they cant manage it themselves. Youre named as trustee u nder someones revocable living trust and have decisionm aking powers over the trusts assets. Government fiduciary where youve been appointed by the government to manage someones Social Security or V eterans Administration income benefits. T he CFPB cites four main responsibilities for fiduciaries: Act in the persons best interest. For example, a fiduciary shouldnt loan or give the persons money to themselves or others and should a void other conflicts of interest. The guides provide examp les of actions that may pose conflicts. Manage money and property carefully. This includes p aying bills on time, protecting unspent funds, investingc arefully, and maintaining a list of all monies, properties a nd debts. Keep your money and property separate. This means paying the persons expenses from his or her own f unds, and avoiding joint accounts. M aintain good records: Keep detailed lists of money r eceived or spent on the persons behalf, avoid paying in cash in order to have a record of purchases, and keep all receipts. T he guides walk caregivers through their fiduciaryr esponsibilities and provide practical money-management i deas, such as what sorts of records you should keep, how to interact with banks and other professionals on their behalf, and suggestions for avoiding conflicts with family members and friends who disagree with your a ctions. They also provide tips for s potting financial exploitation and avoiding scams. As C ordray notes, seniors make attractive targets because they often have tangible household wealth whether it is in retirement savings or h ome equity but they may be isolated or lonely or other-w ise susceptible to being influenced by a predator in d isguise. Bottom line: Fiduciaries must be trustworthy, honest and act in good faith. If you dont meet these standards y ou could be removed from the position, sued, forced tor epay ill-spent money or possibly even jailed. Thats why i ts important to make sure youre qualified before accepting the responsibility of watching over someones finances. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. S eniors make attractive targets because t hey often have tangible household wealth whether it is in retirement savings or home equity but they may be isolated or lonely or otherwise susceptible to being influenced by a predator in disguise


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MAY23, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A The Nassau County men's league continues with the Kraft Team in first place, followed by North Hampton, Southern Comfort, Amelia National and the Island Lost Boys, respectively. The men's league has scheduled play on Monday evenings through August. The Nassau County ladies league wraps up its season this week. league winner will be determined from this weeks' matches. T ennis Thanks the Troops mixed doubles round robin will be held Saturday at Omni SUBMITTED PHOTOSKraft men's team, left, includes Jerry Kawecki, John Mirschel, Mike Foley, Jerry Gardner, Ric Borum, Phil Scanlan with league c oordinator Michele Maharaj. Island Lost Boys, right, include Flip Gallian, Randy Rice, Don L., Mike Morando, Tom Livingston and Bob Wesche Amelia Island Plantation Racket Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Email michelemaha@ for information. Proceeds from the round r obin will be donated to Thanks USA. Signs-ups are being accepted for junior summer tennis camp at the Central Park courts on Atlantic Avenue. Camps will run throughout the summer months. TENNIS NEWSNassau County mens league wraps up season; Kraft in first place Learning how to swim is one of the Safer 3 recommendations for preventing drowning in children. This summer Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by The Players Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children's Hospital, is offering a limited number of free swim lessons to children four and up whose families might otherwise not be able to provide them this year. Each year enough children drown in Florida to fill three preschool classrooms, and even more experience hospitalization and possible permanent neurological damage from nearly drowning. These are tragedies and losses that can be prevented. As a community, we should follow the Safer 3: Safer Kids, Safer, Response and Safer Water. Safer Kids means ensuring constant adult supervision and never allowing a child to be unattended; developing swim skills through on-going and qualified instruction; learning and practicing proper behavior in and around the water. Safer Response means to learn and renew CPR, first-aid and rescue techniques through ongoing courses; keep an emergency action plan, rescue equipment and phone by the pool at all times. Be prepared. Safer Water means installing, maintaining and utilizing proper fencing, self-closing gates and latches, pool and spa covers, pool alarms and additional safety equipment to protect the swimming perimeter. No barrier to the water is 100 percent effective, so use multiple layers of protection to keep young children from entering the water when you're not watching. Free swim lessons are available to those who qualify in Northeast Florida. Call the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center at 310-3358. In Duval County, call (904) 255-7927. Call (386) 329-1268 for Putnam County. This summer children who complete their swim lessons with a participating swim instructor will receive a Safer 3 certificate for a free ice cream cone from McDonald's. To find a participating swim school, visit Safe Kids Northeast Florida works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Northeast Florida is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Founded in 2003, Safe Kids Northeast Florida is led by THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children's Hospital. For more information, visit or safekids. W olfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville serves as our region's pediatric referral center and only hospital just for kids. For additional information on the hospital, visit ee swim lessons in Nassau PIRATES VS. BULLDOGS PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERHector Vanlennep, above, carries the ball for the Fernandina Beach High School football team in its spring outing against Bolles Wednesday night at Pirate Field. Brett Evans, left, tries to shake off a Bulldog defender. Bolles beat the FBHS Pirates 35-0. Tyreke Hubbard, above, on the move. A pair of defenders stop Bolles runners, above center and below. Quarterback Devin Bulna, throwing at right, hands off to Evans, above right. FBHS Head Coach Travis Hodge, below right. "It's easy to look at the final score and be frustrated but we were playing the best program in the state," Hodge said. "Overall we had a r eally, really good spring."


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, MAY23, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader JUNIOR CAMPSH H e e a a t t c c h h e e e e r r c c a a m m p pHeat Extreme Allstars Cheer Camp is May 28-30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 6-18. Price is $150. Bring a lunch and water or Gatorade. Camp will be held at 85101 Commercial Park Drive, Y ulee. Call Casey at (904) 7423227 with any questions.L L a a d d y y P P i i r r a a t t e e s s o o c c c c e e r rThe Fernandina Beach High School Lady Pirates will be holding a soccer camp for boys and girls entering second through ninth grade from 6-8 p.m. June 2-5 at the Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex on Bailey Road. The cost is $60 and includes instruction by current and former FBHS players and certified coaches, fun drills to teach and improve soccer skills and team and individual competitions. Acamp T-shirt is guaranteed with registrations received by May 30. For information or to receive a registration form, call (904) 335-1103.P P i i r r a a t t e e b b a a s s k k e e t t b b a a l l l lCoach Matt Schreiber and his players and coaches will host the annual Pirate Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 9-12 in the Fernandina Beach High School gym for boys and girls entering grades 2-9 next year. Camp fee is $80. Register from 8:30-8:55 a.m. on the first day of camp. Camp objectives are to improve each camper’s skill level; to enhance each camper’s knowledge of the game; and to teach each camper the importance of good sportsmanship. For information, contact Schreiber at (904) 635-2612.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 held from 6-8 p.m. July 14-15 for ages 5-14 at the Yulee Sports Complex. Register online at or call (904) 2903320 for information.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. Cost is $85 and includes the T-shirt. Information and applications may be found at ts/baseball or at the school office. Call 261-5713 or Coach Roland at 556-1163.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.Y Y H H S S s s o o f f t t b b a a l l l lThe Yulee High School Lady Hornet all-skills softball camp will be June 5-6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the YHSsoftball field, behind Yulee Middle on Miner Road. Registration fee is $50 and includes a T-shirt. Camp is open to ages seven and up. Register the first day, starting at 8:30 a.m. Call 753-3057 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. Roland’s 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.B 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 29 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 Fifteen Nassau County Special Olympic athletes competed in this year's 2014 Special Olympic Summer Games held at ESPN Wide W orld of Sports complex in Orlando May 16-17. Competing from Nassau County in this year's annual state event were Phoenix Bridges, Linda Brown, Dillan Clements, Jonathan Dawkins, Moniesha Harvey, Jacob Martin, Kristopher Mitchell, Lorenzo Nash, Holly Nelson, Sherrell Price, James Roach, Joseph Sheperis, Richard Tu r ner, Stephanie Willaford and Mary Ann Wilson. Stiff competition was everpresent as more than 40 counties throughout the state were represented. Nassau County Special Olympic athletes competed in numerous events, including 25m and 50m walks, 50m, 100m and 400m runs, softball and tennis ball throws, running long jump, 500m and 1,000m cycling and the pentathlon. Nassau County Special Olympic athletes were awarded with 26 official finishes, including eight gold medals, six silver medals, seven bronze medals and five combined fourththrough seventh-place finishes. County Director Tom Christenson was delighted with the team's performance stating, "This year was an excellent year for Nassau. I am so pleased in our team's r esults and the fact that we took the largest contingent of Nassau County Special Olympic athletes to the state summer games ever." In addition to Christenson Six Nassau County Special Olympic athletes celebrate after their events at the state games, above left. They are from left, Moniesha Harvey, Linda Brown, Mary Ann Wilson, Jacob Martin, Dillan Clements and Kristopher Mitchell. Moneisha Harvey races to the finish line during her 1,000m cycling event, above. Stephanie W illaford and Jacob Martin give a "high-five" before their competition, left. James Roach from the ARK sports his silver medal, far left.SUBMITTED PHOTOSNassau Special Olympic athletes c ompete at State Summer Gamesserving as the county's head delegate, other coaches and chaperones including Matt Bellar, Collen Coia, Jasmine Drummond, Michelle Johnson, Kirk Mitchell, Brandon Parrish, Lance Parrish, Mary Ray, Frankie Ray, and Marsha W ilson were in attendance. "This year's extensive training program has served as a benchmark and we look forward to more participating athletes, coaches and volunteers during next year's track and field training," Christenson said. Athletes get a few weeks of rest before immediately starting Special Olympics Nassau aquatics and surfing. The aquatics program kickoff is at 6 p.m. today at the McArthur Family YMCA for an orientation session. Surfing begins at 6 p.m. June 3 at Peters Point. For information, visit Nassau County Special Olympics on Facebook or contact Bellar for aquatics at 548-5108, Mitchell for surfing at (404) 3136544 and MoRonica Ravenell for general information and volunteering at 557-8309. 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.


12A F RIDAY M AY 23, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FBHS SENIOR AWARDS T homas Monaghan, E rin Joyce and Taylor Kinsley accept honors for maintaining straight As all four years at Fernandina Beach High School, top left. Fer nandina Beach High School Principal Jane Ar nold named Megan W omble and Thomas M onaghan as Best All A r o und seniors for the Class of 2014, above left. Winners of the FacultyA war ds included Sydney Br oussar d and Robert Larsen for Citizenship; Peyton Pickett and JosephB ustabad for School Spirit; a nd Alison Withers and C lay Hewitt for Leadership, above. Nassau County Community Development Corp. Pr esident Charles Albert presents the Elmo Myers and W i lliam H. P eck Memorial Scholars hips to Deja W ebb, top. M ore photos, 4A. 7,600 get de grees at FSCJ Florida State College at Jacksonville held its 47th annual Commencement May 4, confer ring bachelor s degr ees, asso ciate degrees and technical and workfor ce certificates on about 7,600 students. That included 364 with the Bachelor of Applied Science degree 279 students with the Bachelor of Science degree 4,087 with the Associate in Ar ts degr ee 1,080 with the Associate in Science degr ee 61 with the Associate in Applied Science degr ee 1,249 with Technical and Advanced Technical Certificates 542 W orkfor ce Cer tificates Included in that total are: The first 12 candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Converged Communications The first four graduates/candidates in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Media 33 graduates/candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing 103 graduates/candidates in the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education 220 graduates/candidates in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management 297 graduates/candidates in the Associate of Science in Nursing. There were 141 Early College High School (ECHS students who r eceived their Associate in Arts degrees. PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY M AY 23 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA S UDOKU ~ M USIC N OTES O UTAND A BOUT R ELIGION ~ A ROUND S CHOOL C LASSIFIEDS B THE GOOD BOD A melia Community Theatre presents The Good Body on its Studio 209 stage at 8 p.m. tonight and Ma y 2 4 and at 2 p.m. May 25 at 209 Cedar St. In the pla y Eve Ensler, author of The VaginaM onologues, questions what it actually means to ha ve a goo d bo dy With humorous and poignant stories of women of all cultures and backgrounds, she examines their attempts to change their image to fit societys ideals, whether through B otox, bulimia, implants or other means. The show contains adult language and subject matter. Tonights performance is a benefit for Micahs Place. The $30 ticket, including a pre-show reception in the main-stage lobby at 207 Cedar St., may be pur cha sed at the P urple D ove Resale Center, 474311 East SR 200, or 491-6364, ext. 102. Items on the Micah s Place wish list will be collected at all performances. View the list at www.micahspla Tickets for May 24 and 25 are $15 at ameliac or 261-6749. A talk-back session will follow the May 25 matinee. Everyone who stays will be treated to a bowl of ice cream. Why? Youll understand when you see the show. Doors open one hour before curtain; seats are not a ssig ned Call 26 1-6749 for information or email KINGSLEY PLANTATION WALK Walkin Nassau will hold a walk at Fort George and Kin gsle y Plant ation on Ma y 2 4 M eet at 10:30 a .m. in the parking lot of the Ribault Club to sign in. From Amelia Island take A1A south to the Kingsley Plantation sign, turn right Af t er passing the blinking light at Huguenot Memorial P ark the turn for Kingsley Plantation is 8/10th of a mile on your right. Follow the signs, the road leads directly to the Kingsley Plantation parking lot. Following the lunch those who wish will have lunch at the nearby Sand Dollar restaur ant For information and to RSVP for lunch contact Jane Bailey at 261-9884 or dnjbailey@mindsprin WAVES OF REVOLUTION The Amelia Island Museum of History will host a special presentation with Dr. Berta Arias on May 30 at 6 p.m., the first of a two-part series in which A ria s will dis cuss the causes and events leading up to the Cub an Re v olution and e xplore the role that Fernandina played in the struggle. Arias is the author of Mango Rain a novel of discovery, passion and intrigue as twin sisters separated at the beginning of the Cuban Re v olution a s infants find each other as adults. The novel explores what it means to live on either side of the political and emotionally charged di vide that ha s e xis t ed be tween the U .S. and Cuba for over half a century. This program is free for members with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or g r O FF & O N T HE I S LAND P P o o s s t t 5 5 4 4 e e v v e e n n t t s s The Theodore H. Hernandez American Legion Post 54, 626. S. Third St., will be open to the public May 24-26 in celebration of the Memorial Day weekend. S aturday from 5-7 p.m. the Post will host a dinner of meatloaf, m ashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and roll for a suggested donation of $8. After dinner, enjoy music by The Backwood Boys. On Sunday from 10 a.m.-noon, enjoy Mimosa or Bloody Mary specials for $2.50. M onday at 11 a.m. the annual Memorial Day Observance will take p lace at the foot of Centre Street. The color guard of the Nassau County Jr. ROTC will present the colors. Following the ceremony, enjoy a cookout with burgers and dogs and all the fixings at the Post. E veryone is invited to Post 54 during the weekend to meet the members and learn what the Post is all about. Call 261-7900. W W o o r r l l d d W W a a r r I I I I m m e e m m o o r r i i a a l l Fort Clinch State Park will hold a Memorial Day weekend program May 24 and 25 in honor of the men a nd women who served in World War II. Explore military displays, view memorabilia and learn about the uniforms, weapons, vehicles, and lifestyle of those who were part of the war during the 1940s. Hours are May 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit or call 277-7274. V V i i e e t t n n a a m m V V e e t t s s The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1088, Nassau County will not have a monthly membership meeting on May 26 due to the Memorial Day holiday. They respectfully request every veteran to observe this day in their own way with their family and friends. H H e e r r o o e e s s E E x x p p r r e e s s s s Departing Theatre by the Trax in St. Marys, Ga., four times on May 24, Americas Heroes Express will commemorate Memorial Day in an inspiring fashion. Passengers aboard the open-air cars, locomotive and caboose will come face to face with some of Americas most beloved heroes from e very major war, played by actors from St. Marys Little Theatre. The local VFW will perform patriotic ceremonies at the midway point and honor veterans on the train as well. The train departs Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne St., at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. May 24. Tickets are $17 adults; $11 children u nder 12, plus a $3 processing fee. Children 2 and under ride free. Tickets must be purchased in advance at or call (912oup discounts available. F F o o l l k k F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l The Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the 62nd A nnual Florida Folk Festival Memorial Day weekend, today through May 25, on the banks of the Suwannee River. Gates open daily at 8 a.m. Enjoy more than 300 performances by Florida folk and roots artists, including national recording artists, songwriters and Memorial Day weekend events PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE AMELIA ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Violin divas set to perform at the final two concerts of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festivals SpringFest series i nclude, from left, Sarah Charness, Christiana Liberis, Mary Jo Stilp and Susie Park. Violin divas are electrifying T T h e final two concerts o f the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival s SpringFest will featur e a classical violin one evening, and a hot pink electric violin the next.Y ou can cer tainly Expect the U nexpected at SpringFest. O ne of the most popular conc ert offerings of the festival each year is Beer & G-Strings, noted for a fun and casual a tmospher e where guest artists a re free to let their hair down. Whether noted violinist Susie Park wears her hair up or down, the fr eedom, master y and fantasy for which she was praised by La Libr e in Belgium will be on full display. T he Australian-born Park, p reviously the violinist for the G rammy-nominated Eroica Trio, has performed as a recitalist in many of the world s gr e at e st venues and music festivals. O n Tuesday at Walkers Landing on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Park will per for m music by Brahms, Liszt and Ravel, and will be joined by distinguished pianist Elizabeth Pridgen and Christopher Rex,p rincipal cellist of the Atlanta S ymphony Orchestra and the A ICMFs general and artistic director. SpringFest s final per f or m a nce of the 2014 season, on S unday, June 1, brings classics, pops and artistic virtuosity together in a glamor o us gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, with a trio of violin divas. Sarah Char ness captivates audiences with the vibrant s ound of her hot pink, six-string e lectric violin. Her unique music al style the fusion of classical, LINDA MCCLANE F or the N e ws-Leader Amelia Community Theatr e has a series of musical master classes scheduled for this sum m er The first one is called B ars: Nailing the Audition, and w ill be at 7 p.m. on June 2 at 209 C edar St. It is for anyone inter est ed in auditioning for an upcomi ng musical. Have you ever wanted to audition for a musical but had no idea what to sing? Or how to sing it? Or what to do with your hands? Or wher e to look? Heres your chance to hear from an experienced music director andl earn more a bout: Selecting your audition songs, mak ing transitions within an audition, classifying y our vocal range, preparing music for an accompanist, the pros and cons of using a background track, and what to do with your hands and feet during a vocal audition. Instructor Kristin Sakamoto h as been a musical theater prof essional for 23 years. She has served as a music director, director choreographer, and/or perfor mer for over 50 productions in both community and professional theaters acr oss Florida and North Carolina, including eight years as a singer/dancer at W alt D isney W orld. She has taught adults and childr en, and has also written original vocal arrangements for five musicals. Next season, Amelia Musical Master Class series at ACT M EMORIAL Continued on 2B DIVAS Continued on 2B WHERES THE GINGER? T he C urcuma petiolata also c alled Hidden Ginger, will be o f f er ed at the Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale on May 31 fr om 9 a.m. until noon. Plants pr opagated by Master Gar deners will be on sale at the James S. Page Governmental Complex in Y ulee, rain or shine. Come e arly for the best selection. F or information visit h ttp:// ticultur e/plantsale.html or call 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 491-7340. 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2B F RIDAY M AY 23, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS L ollipops Quilt Shop will host a workshop May 24f rom 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to benefit the local chapter of C onKerr Cancer ACase For Smiles. Just bring your sewing machine or serger and basic sewing supplies to the shop at 1881 South 14th St., S uite 5, Fernandina. The nonprofit ConKerr C ancer serves over 250 hospitals through 125 chapters around the world, delivering over 890,000 pillowcases through a network of all volunteers. The local chapter provides pillowcases to Wolfson Childrens Hospital, Nemours Clinic, UF Health (formerly S hands) and Pedscare. The pillowcases are gifts to the children they take them home with them. For information call Sylvia Hurst at 7531395 or the shop at 310-6616. Acar wash fundraiser will be held on May 24 from 1 0 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Laundry Zone, corner of Miner and Felmor roads in Y ulee. A ll proceeds will go t owards fulfilling Wolfsons Wish List, in honor of Tyler Kian Pennewell and the care provided by Nassau County Fire Rescue and Wolfson Childrens Hospital. Facebook contact is Tylers Toys for W olfsons Wish List. For inform ation contact Rachel P ennewell at Fashion Fantasy will host An Evening of Elegance featuring the latest in this seasons casual, sportswear and formal attire modeled by communi t y youth. T he show, at 3 p.m. on M ay 31, inside the Ashley Auditorium of the Peck Center, 530 South 10th St. in Fernandina Beach, will benefit the Peck High School Library. Emma Noble, coordinator and executive producers, PeggyM cPherson, executive com m entator and Elaine Roberts a re presenting the program. Join Nassau Health Foods on June 2 from 4-6 p.m. for the second in a series of interactive, demonstration cooking classes at The MustardS eed Caf, located inside t he store. These classes will make students feel like theyre in a live cooking show Come to learn, taste and even take home the recipes. Chef Bill Thompson of the Amelia Island Culinary Academy will g et you ready for summertime f un by demonstrating a little summer grilling using organic vegetables available at Nassau Health Foods. Fee is $35. Prepay with cash/checks at Nassau Health Foods in advance to hold your spot. The Navy League of Mayport will host a celebra tion dinner and banquet to honor the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 7 at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine. Keynote speaker will be Adm. J onothan Greenert, chief of naval operations. Local Medal of Honor awardees and POWs will also attend. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. Tickets for civilians are $65. Call Rosanne Jameson at 491-5140 or go to T he battle, from June 4-7, 1942, was the major naval turning point of World War II. Before the battle, the Japanese Navy knew only victory. After the loss of four aircraft carriers to U.S. forces, they suffered only defeat. T he Everett P. Pope Detachment of the Marine Corps League in Fernandina Beach will hold its annual picnic on June 7 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kraft 10 Acres Athletic Club, off Buccaneer Trail, on Amelia Island. A ll active, retired and former Marines of Nassau County, and their families, are i nvited to attend. Food and b everages will be served. For i nformation contact C ommandant Paul Kicker at p New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry will speak and sign copies of his newest book, The Lincoln Myth, on June 9 f rom 6-7:30 p.m. at the Golf C lub of Amelia, s ponsored b y Books Plus. The book, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the U.S. Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln and a political issue thats as explosive as it is timely will be available a t Books Plus on South E ighth Street on May 20 for p urchase and take to the event for signing. For informa tion call 261-0303. The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its monthly coffee on June 12. W omen interested in joining t he club and who reside in N assau County (no matter how long they have lived here) are welcome to attend. For further information contact Lucy Bryan at (90419 or, or visit www.newcomersofameliais-l B aptist Medical Center Nassau Auxiliary invites the community to the popular $5 Jewelry Sale in the boardroom at the hospital on June 13 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The Auxiliary will offer n ew items from a new vendor T his is the perfect shopping o pportunity for upcoming b irthday gifts for children and adults, graduations, weddings, in fact, any occasion. All items are $5 plus tax and can be purchased using cash,c hecks and/or major credit cards. For information call the Auxiliary of fice at 321-3818. Nassau Health Foods w ill offer a free lecture on Beautiful Skin from the Inside Out on June 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. Certified nutritionist Julia McRae has been in the nutrition consulting business for over 20 years. She will discuss: What your skin may be t elling you; premature aging; acne; psoriasis and eczema; nourishing foods for your skin; nourishing supplements and more. On June 21 at 7 p.m. join Nassau Boomers for an Amelia River Cruises Adult T wilight Cruise. E njoy your favorite beverage and listen to local entertainers onboard. The Bald Eagle catamaran has open decks and excellent views. Depart at 7 p.m. sharp for a two-hour cruise. Tickets are $28 plus sales tax. Bring snacks and your favorite beve rages to share. Purchase tickets online at www., at the ticket kiosk at 1 N. Front St., or call 261-9972 for information. Email NassauBoomers to RSVP. Interested boomers may have dinner afterwards. THEATER Amelia Musical Playhouse, Fernandinas newest theater, will hold auditions for The Laramie Project on June 13 at 7p .m. and June 14 at 11 a.m. a t 1955 Island Walkway, F ernandina Beach. J eff G oldberg will direct, with performances in September. The play is based on the real-life murder of Mathew Shepard in 1998, the victim of this hate crime because he was gay. The script is based u pon interviews with memb ers of the community who k new Mathew when he attended college in the town. It contains adult themes and language. There are 67 speaking parts, most of which are monologues, for men andw omen ages 18-70s. Some a ctors will read several parts. A 1-minute dramatic monologue (not from the play appreciated but not necessary Contact Jef f Goldberg at if you need to set up an alternate audition time. MUSEUM Join the Amelia Island M useum of History T hursdays at 5:30 p.m. to t our four of the towns most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful tales about the places youv isit as well as those you see a long your way Its a great w ay to see Fernandina and learn about its history Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID); tour begins at the historic train depot downtown. Reservations required. Contact Thea a t 261-7378, ext.105 or T Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the skillful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday and lasts approximately one hour Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peter s Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu J J a a z z z z a a t t b b e e a a c c h h T he American Beach Property Owners A ssociation presents the May jazz series concert featuring Akia Uwanda on May 31 from 4-7 p.m. at Burney Park of American Beach. Bring your lawn chairs and come out ready to have s ome fun. Donations accepted for future jazz s eries. No alcoholic beverages. C C h h i i c c a a g g o o i i n n p p a a r r k k See the 1960s band Chicago perform their hits alongside the Jacksonville S ymphony Orchestra at Starry Nights at M etropolitan Park in Jacksonville on May 31. Visit or call 855-502-3520 for information. S S t t o o r r y y & & S S o o n n g g S ongwriters to the stars Tom Kimmel, Kate C ampbell and Pierce Pettis pool their many talents by performing together as The New Agrarians. Best d escribed as a rootsy vers ion of Peter, Paul & Mary T he New Agrarians will perform at the next Evening of Story & Song, the popular concert series presented by First Coast Community Bank and hosted by Mark & Donna Paz Kaufman, on S aturday, June 14 at 7:30 p .m. O pen seating begins at 6:45 p.m. at Burns Hall, St. Peters Episcopal Parish at Atlantic Avenue and Ninth Street. Reservations are suggested: (904 or eveningofstoryand s 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 Cruises Adult BYOB Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, orc all 261-9972 or book online a t www.ameliarivercruises. c om. C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r Caseys 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 T he Courtyard Pub & E ats, 316 Centre St., John S pringer on the piano Thursday-Saturday from 6:30-10 p.m. and the piano styling of Steve Fingers on Saturday afternoons. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpubandeats fori nformation on special e vents including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday evenings D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and L ounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:30-10:30 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 cover charge. Call Smith at (904 7665. G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., presents Vinyl Record Night every T uesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. D isc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mixf rom their personal collection of thousands of r ecords. Call 321-2324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. Fletcher Ave. L ive music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook.C ontact Bill Childers at I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott G iddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night a t The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For i nformation call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 117 C entre St., presents live music. Call 491-8999 or email Join them on Facebook or visit S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n T he Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday. Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s S andy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit m. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Sheffields at The Palace, 1 17 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, and Ladies Nightw ith Gary Ross from 6-10 p .m. W ednesdays. C all 491-8999 or email m. Join them on Facebook or visit www .thepalacesa S S l l i i d d e e r r s s S liders Seaside Grill, 1 998 S. Fletcher Ave., live m usic in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae W ednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macys in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shagd ancing Sundays from 4-7 p .m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a .m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. V i sit Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., presents DJ Roc on the deck Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith Fridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers Saturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-5711 or email m. Join them on Facebook or visit www .thesurfonline. com. Submit items and updates for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at sperry@fbnews leader .com. MUSIC NOTES F ill in the square s so that ea ch row, column and 3-by-3 box contain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the W edne sda y B-section. Wednesday, May 21 Solution O UTAND A BOUT P P a a r r t t y y t t o o n n i i g g h h t t The Plantation Ar tists Guild & Galler y will open a new show, titled Romancing the Summer, with a party from 5:30-8 p.m. tonight. The show features a new collection by the galler s members as well as paintings by guest artist Susan Hitchcock and guest member ar tists Anthony Whiting, Rebecca McDannold, Virginie Joyce and BJ Canerday. The party is hosted by arts supporter Osprey Village and the public is invited. The gallery is located at 94 Amelia V illage Cir cle in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Spa and Shops. Call 432-1750. K K i i d d s s a a r r t t The Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., Fer nandina Beach, will of fer free art classes for children: May 24, Childrens Art for ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., led by Shar on Haf fey May 24, Middle School Art for ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m., led by Sharon Haffey. Register at the galler y 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. Classes are free and all materials ar e fur nished. Classes held at the Education Center adjacent to the galler y. 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 Ar t Associations featured artist for the month of May is Joyce Karsko. Her show is titled Mostly About Water Karsko paints in all thr ee mediums. She enjoys painting the beautiful landscapes of water and land found her e on Amelia. She uses intense colors to capture the elegant variations found her e and in her imagination. After a long car eer as a pr ofessor of Psychology she enjoys finding the depth of feeling derived from color and kinesthetic experi ences while creating her paintings. L L i i z z D D i i o o n n The Blue Door Ar tists ar e featuring the contemporary artwork of Elizabeth Dion during the month of May Liz s paintings ar e rich in color and energy, a true reflection of the artist herself. The Blue Door Gallery & Studios ar e located at 205 1/2 Centre St. in downtown Fernandina Beach. Regular hours ar e Monday-Satur day 11 a.m.-5 p.m. A A r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Artist Bill Maurer holds sketch classes ever y Thursday at 10 a.m. Meet at Amelia Island Coffee Shop, then have fun sketching ar ound town. Fee is $40. Call Bill at 261-8276 for more information. Maur er holds water color classes Fridays from 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Peter s Episcopal Chur ch, Room 201. Cost is $210 for six sessions or a $40 drop-in fee. All levels welcome. Learn to paint in watercolors with Maurer, author of Sketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. Call 261-8276. V isit www .maurer m usicians of swing, folk, blues, gospel, country, Latin, jazz, bluegrass, Caribbean and zydeco music. Adult tickets are $30 per d ay or $60 for the weekend at the gate. Children under sixa dmitted free. Weekend tickets are $5 for ages six to 16. C all 877-569-7767 or visit www.FloridaFolkFestival. com. For information, call 1-877-6FL-FOLK (1-877-6353655) or visit www.floridast M M e e m m o o r r i i a a l l s s e e r r v v i i c c e e A Memorial Day service w ill be held on May 26 at the Veterans Memorial Wall in downtown Jacksonville. Preceremony music starts at 8:30 a.m. and the ceremony at 9 a .m., presented by Mayor Alvin Brown and the city ofJ acksonville. The Veterans Memorial W all is between EverBank Field and the Baseball Grounds, 1145 East Adams St. Parking is free. Flags presenting will include the A merican flag, the state of Florida flag, VVA, POW,M arines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and rifles. MEMORIAL Continued from 1B MASTER Continued fr om 1B DIVAS Continued from 1B pop and electronic dance music has thrilled fans around the world. C hristiana Liberis is a r ecitalist, chamber musician a nd orchestral player on viol in and viola. A native of Naples, Italy, she has performed in virtually every major concert hall in New York, played in national touring productions of Broadway shows, and perf ormed with artists on tour, i ncluding Josh Groban and T ommy Lee. Mary Jo Stilp is comfortable in many musical genres, fr equently joining a wide range of groups, spanning the New York Pops Orchestra to Jay-Z. D uring the June 1 gala, a f undraising art show will feat ure drawings of the AICMFs 2014 guest artists by Nadine Terk, the festivals distinguished Ar tist in Residence. For complete information about SpringFest and to purchase tickets, visitw ww or call the f estival office at 261-1779. N ow in its 13th season, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is one of the pr e mier cultural events in the Southeast. The festival is a not-for -pr ofit, tax-exempt or ganization under Section 5 01(c3 nal R evenue Code. Community Theatr e will be presenting the musicals Grease and I Love You, Y oure Perfect, Now Change. L ear n how to make the most of every audition and maybe even enjoy the pr o cess! During the Master Class, Sakamoto will work with preselected students who will prepare and present a mock audition on stage. She will coach each student thr ough the audition and address the ways to make it mor e effective. Audience observers will also be given the opportunity to participate in group exercises pertaining to musical theater auditions. The suggested donation for the June 2 Master Class is $5, but all ar e welcome to attend, regardless of ability to pay. There is no advance registration. For more information, call ACT at 261-6749 or email actheatr AR T W ORK S


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY M A Y 23, 2014/News-Leader Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm S aturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8 :00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6pm Tues H oly Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt Rev.Jose Kallukalam Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 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 In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6t hStreetDr.Wain WesberryS enior Pastor D r.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &Atlantic 8:30 am Holy Eucharist 9:15 am Breakfast 10:amHoly Eucharist 2nd Sunday of the month 6:00pmBeach Holy Eucharist atMain Beach 4th Sunday of the month 6:00pm Celtic Service904-261-4293www.stpeterparish.ort BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John KasperPASTORSunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Nursery Provided www First Baptist ChurchFernandina BeachSUNDAY WORSHIP9:00 Life Groups 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM904-261-3617 Traditional Family Worship . . . .8 am & 11 am (weekly communion at 8 am Contemporary Worship. .9:30 am in Maxwell Hall Sunday School for alll Ages. . .9:30 am & 11 am Wednesday Dinner (Aug-Maypm Discoverthe Difference atAmelia Baptist ChurchPastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-8527 WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL ENew Vision Congregational Church,U U C C C CWorship Sundays at 10:00 am96074 Chester Road in YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth 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 FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. 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Finally, back inside. It had been a hard winter, espec ially because she hadnt heard from her son. The hope that he would be home for Christmas had come and gone. Now, just believing he w as still alive was all she had to cling to. T he year was 1945 and my father-in-law was one of thous ands of U.S. Marines coming home from World War II. For them, the logistical chaos surrounding their return was a walk in the park compared to a ll that they had been through. For my father-in-law,F ernando Floyd, anywhere besides Guadalcanal was a w elcome place to be. Though he hit Seattle, Wash., wearing only a summer uniform in the dead of winter, to be on U.S. soil was a dream come true. By the time he found himself swinging open the gate that led to his house, the distant sounds of war still ringing in his head suddenly ceased. For h is mother, who had no idea h e was back in the States, his u nannounced return had an even greater impact. It had been five years since she had seen him. I dont know about you, but I love true stories especially when they involve struggles, f aith and triumphant endings. T he story of my father-in-law p ushing open the front door a nd saying, Mom, Im home, is certainly one of my favorites. You can only imagine how it hit her. When he finally rounded the corner into the kitchen where she was, she literally fainted. Godh ad answered her travailing p rayers. You can be sure, w hen she woke, Lerado, T e xas, was never the same. Many years have passed since that day, and so has my father-in-law. But the story doesnt end there. Accordingto the Bible he, along with all t hose who have died in the L ord, will return one more t ime. Oh, what a day that will b e. For those whovel ost loved ones b ecause of death, the Bible offers great hope and comfort. H eres a particular pas-s age of scripture t hat says it well. Brothers and sisters, we dont want you to be ignor ant about those who have died. We dont want you tog rieve like other people who have no hope. We believe that J esus died and came back to life. We also believe that, through Jesus, God will bring back those who have died. They will come back with Jesus. We are telling you what the Lord taught. We who are still alive when the Lord comes will not go into His kingdom ahead of those who h ave already died. The Lord w ill come fr om heaven with a c ommand, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the dead who believed in Christ will come back to life. Then, together with them, we who are still alive will be taken in t he clouds to meet the Lord in t he air. In this way we will a lways be with the Lord. So t hen, comfor t each other with these words! (1Thessolonians 4:13-18 Gods Word translation) This Memorial Day weekend, as we remember and honor those who have givent heir lives in our defense, may G ods words bring fresh hope t o all who have lost loved ones. Like my father in-law who surprised his mother that day, for all who put their trust in Jesus, a glorious reunion is just around the corner. Rober t L. Goyette is pastor o f Living Waters World O utreach Center. r g oy@living w ater RELIGION NO TES V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Drop in Center is looking for volunteers for Tuesdays andW ednesdays (9 a.m.-1 p.m. c enter serves people experiencing h omelessness and those at high risk f or homelessness. Services include showers and laundry facilities, a mailing addr ess, phone and computer use, and assistance in acquiring needed documents and referrals to local pr oviders. The center is located at the Fernandina Beach Church of Christ at the cor ner of 14th and Jasmine streets. To volunteer or request further i nformation, contact Ellen Miller at 5 56-2810. S S u u m m m m e e r r h h o o u u r r s s St. Peters Episcopal Churchs summertime schedule starts May 25 with 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 9:15 a.m. br eakfast; and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. The second Sunday of e ach month at 6 p.m., Holy Eucharist i s held at Main Beach. The fourth S unday of the month featur es a C eltic service at 6 p.m. at the church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. U U n n i i t t y y I I s s l l e e o o f f L L i i g g h h t t T he May 25 ser v ice at Unity Isle of Light will be led by Scott Woodward, who will focus on translations from first century Aramaic, the native tongue of Jesus, of the wellknown prayer The Our Father, or Oh Thou, fr om whom the breath of life comes. Over the centuries t ranslations of his wor ds and teachi ngs have changed dramatically, s ometimes even altering the original m eaning of a particular text. Unity Isle of Light meets at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Sun-d ay of the month at the American B each Community Center 1600 Julia St., Amelia Island. The center is ADA compliant. To learn more contact Marcia Brown at (904 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 ser vice with free breakfast offers food for t he body and the soul at 8:30 a.m. e very Sunday at The Barn in Yulee, 8 50918 US 17, one block nor th of A 1A at the corner of Pages Dairy Road. Call 477-7268. S S t t e e l l l l a a s s V V o o i i c c e e N ew Life Christian Fellowship invites you to a special service on June 1 at 10 a.m. with Philip Cameron, founder of Stellas Voice, a ministry dedicated to rescuing orphaned childr en from sex trafficking in Moldova. Come and hear sto ries of hope and redemption and h ear how you can make a dif ference. F or information visit N ew Life is located at 2701 Hodges B lvd., Jacksonville. P ULPIT NOTES Pastor Rob Goyette V V B B S S a a t t t t h h e e C C h h a a p p e e l l Vacation Bible School at Amelia Plantation Chapel will be held June 9-13 fr om 10 a.m.-noon each day This year the theme is a Jungle Safari. Each day will be filled withB ible stories, music, refreshm ents, ar ts and crafts with an A frican flair, presented by a talented artist and art teacher The childr e n will even be visited by some unique animals fr om the Omni Nature Center. The chapel has a Super S afari planned for the childr en. Call the chur ch of fice a t 277-4414 to enroll. The c hapel is located behind the O mni Shops and Spa at 36 Bowman Road, Amelia Island. 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 Springhill Baptist Chur ch 2014 VBS will be J une 9-13 from 6-8 p.m. w ith the theme SonT r easur e I sland. Treasure seekers will play island games, create colorful crafts and enjoy tropical snacks and discover the rich treasure of God s love thr ough the life of Jesus Christ. S onTreasure Island VBS i s open to kids entering first t hrough sixth grade the fall of 2014. Register your child online at www or the night of VBS in the Family Life Center between 5:30-5:45 p.m. Par ents must bring their chil d ren in to register and to s ign in each night for their s ecurity. Call the church office at 261-4741. F F i i v v e e P P o o i i n n t t s s Five Points Baptist Chur ch, 736 Bonnieview Road, Fer nandina Beach, will h ost a Vacation Bible School J une 16-20 from 6-9 p.m. n ightly for grades K-6th grade. The theme is 3-D Agency Discover-DecideDefend. Call the church office at 261-4615. L L i i f f e e l l i i n n e e V V B B S S L ifeline Ministries, 1438 E ast Oak St., Fer nandina B each, will hold Vacation Bible School July 22-26 from 6:30-8 p.m. nightly. To learn more, contact director Amanda Reeder at 491-5401. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS INSPIRING VISIT SUBMITTED Pastor Jeanette M. Richo, far right, and members of the Greater Fernandina Beach Church of God Youth D epartment, pose with Ruth Charlene Davis last month following a performance of Stage Aurora Theatrical C ompanys Raisin in the Sun. Davis, who got her start in theater on Amelia Island, played the role of W ilhelmina Othella Johnson.


A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY M A Y 23, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Youths of the Month B oys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County are pleased to n ominate two fine youngsters as Youths of the Month for April 2014: Ellie Cranmer and Abby Thompson. Ellie Cranmer is a third grade r at Emma Love Hardee Elementary School and one oft he most active members of the Roberts Boys & Girls Club. She p articipates in Project Learn, The Masters, Triple Play, Freedom Choral Group, SMART Girls and Dance Troop. Ellie likes math and is on the A B Honor Roll at school. At the club, she is quiet and polite and very helpful when cleaning up is needed. Home life can b e difficult for Ellie but she has big dreams. She would like to become a pediatrician, building on her love of babies. We think Ellie would be a great doctor! Abby Thompson is a model nice kid with the motivation a nd intelligence to succeed in school. She is placed in the gifte d program and A Honor Roll in fourth grade at Emma Love H ardee Elementary. A bby credits the Miller Club w ith helping her do better i n all her classes but especially math. At home, this 10year-old helps h er mom clean andc ook dinner. She unders tands the importance of being a positive role model for her younger brother. Abby i s very active at the club: a f ounding member of the Freedom Choral Group and participates in Drama Club, SMART Girls and SMART Kids as well as helping younger members with homework duri ng Power Hour. She aspires to enroll in a perf orming arts program in college and become a professional s inger. We know Abby will m ake it! Cranmer T hompson SUBMITTED M M o o t t h h e e r r o o f f t t h h e e Y Y e e a a r r T he Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation has awar ded M other of the Y ear at St Michael Academy for the second y ear running. Liz Hutto and her spa team choose Jennifer Schoening as Mother of the Year from her daughter Ellas essay: A mother is someone who deeply car e s for you, who will put your needs before her own; ... My mother loves me more than anything else in the world and she deserves the best. The Spa awarded Schoening one of their massages and a haircut and style for both Jennifer and Ella to enjoy together PHOTO BY VICKI MAR TIN/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER J J o o e e D D i i r r t t An annual favorite at the Ag Extravaganza, Mike McKays Joe Dirt alter-ego, teaches elementary school kids the impor tance of dir t as a pr ovider of nutrients to tr ees, shrubs and plants. Schools from throughout Nassau County attend the event and learn about many aspects of agricultur e to Florida s families and our state s economy. McKay has been a Nassau Master Gardener volunteer for 16 years. SUBMITTED F F C C A A s s t t r r i i n n g g o o r r c c h h e e s s t t r r a a With only a few weeks before their final concert of the year, the Faith Christian Academy String Orchestra took a break from rehearsing to pose for an end-of-year picture. The students, ranging in age from second to eighth g raders, have worked diligently, mastering the skills needed to perform in a string orchestra. T he orchestra is directed by Faith Christian Academy Music Director and Associate Conductor with the J acksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Marj Dutilly, and is in its second year. Due to the positive response Faith C hristian Academy has received about the program from the community, it has been decided to open membership t o non-FCA students who would like to participate. If you know a child who would be interested in the FCA String Orchestra, call the school at 321-2137 for information. Front row, from left, are Sara Barlow, Taylor Alvare, P eyton Gregory, Nikki Richards and Joshua Simpkins. Middle row are Nathan Oyler, Clayton Guy, Shelby Dech, Shyla Barlow, Isabel Crane, Nicholas Cribbs, Hannah Lester, Asia Kittrell and Jonathon Haffner. Back row are Dutilly, Kaylee Manning, Gabrielle Slebos, Michelle Swilley, Mylee White, Amelia Tackett and Mary Osburn, orchestra assistant. SUBMITTED K K i i d d s s h h e e l l p p i i n n g g k k i i d d s s Students at Emma Love Har dee celebrated National W alking Day on April 2 by walking 1, 224 miles. In addition, t hey raised money to buy shoes to help less fortunate students right here in Nassau County. Students were asked t o donate $1 to go towar ds the shoe fund, then shoes wer e pur chased and given to the Clothes Closet that is r un t hr o ugh the school boar s homeless pr ogram. For ty-six pairs of shoes were donated. From left are Haylie McCook, Karina Jimenez, Laur e l Pinckney Kingston Hill, Aur ora Gerard, health and wellness coordinator Lindy Lesoine, Ben Windham and Colby Albert. SUBMITTED C C i i n n c c o o d d e e M M a a y y o o Kindergarten students at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy made maracas and mini sombreros to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, above. Students at the school had a mini fiesta to honor the event. Feliz Cinco de Mayo! SUBMITTED R R e e a a d d i i n n g g f f a a i i r r Fer nandina Beach Christian Academy held its first annual Reading Fair recently. Students designed boar ds that r eflected the personality of the book. They had to include all stor y elements on their board. Special thanks to judges Cherry Pittman and Annie Keys.


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OfficeReduced to $200,000!!! (904904COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034www.ACRFL.comPhil GriffinBroker ISLAND MARKETS The Amelia Farmers Market is proud to introduce its newest vendor, D olcissimo Desserts. Magdalena has been making r um cakes since 1985, from an heirloom recipe handed down through nine generations of family originating in Italy. Her goal was to bake the richest, genuinely flavorful Old-World rum Liquore c ake. Each cake is a work of art a nd is created and decorated in exquisite style, making for the perfect gift. Passersby are encouraged to taste samples of the fine textured chocolate pound cake saturated with rum. Dolcissimo o ffers three sizes of cakes in two flavors, the original and t he hot and spicy. Also at the market May 24 is Deep Roots Meat. The Platt Family breeds and raises their cows on the family farm, use natural fertilizers, never antibiotics or horm ones and feed the cattle only grasses, forages and hay baled on their own property. T hey have ground beef, L ondon br oil, old-fashioned b ologna, fresh beef sausage, c huck roasts, soup bones, s tew meat and several types o f hand-cut steaks. It is the Saturday for the P roper Pie Company, with savory and sweet authentic British and Irish pies. Crowd favorites include the classic chicken shepherds pie, thes teak, onion and cheese, and t he sweet barbecue pulled p ork. They also offer vegetarian curry and spinach and ricotta pies, banger rolls, sausage rolls and scotch eggs. Minor can Datil Pepper offers a gourmet line of Datil p epper products including h ot sauce, marinades, may o nnaise, relish, mustard, barbecue sauce, vinegars, salsas, jams and jellies. They also offer Datil pepper plants. Clean Ridge Soap has a new line of or ganic soap made from 100 percent USDA Cer tified Or ganic i ngr edients. Or ganic bars c ome in lavender, pepperm int or eucalyptus at $6.50 per bar, and liquid soaps in lavender, peppermint or eucalyptus for $10 per eight ounce bottle. Newest vendor Traders Hill Far ms of Hilliar d gr ows f r uit and vegetables using an a quaponic technique, trans f orming an old Tyson Chicken farm into their new home. The former chicken hoop houses have been mod ified to host tilapia and thr o ugh a gravity-fed system, the fish emulsion naturallye nriches and fer tilizes water b eds of vegetables and culi n ary herbs. Available are lettuces, lettuce mixes, fresh herbs, leaf cabbage and Swiss char d. Coming soon ar e tomatoes, celer y cucumbers, Bok choi, pea tendrils, okra, sugar peas, collards and purple top turnips. Coastal Shrimp will have fresh, local seafood including shrimp, flounder gr ouper and a captains surprise. It works with local boat cap tains to bring you the fr esh est seafood possible. W inter Park Honey will have its regular sized honeys as well as their four-pack sampler with a variety of 2-ounce honeys for sampling, gift giving and traveling. Their most popular honey is the local wildflower honey that is the local honey wherever you live. Their recipe includes pollen from all over the U.S. to help allergy sufferers. The bees are never treated with pesticides or antibiotics. They also of fer gourmet varietal honey in many flavors. Jon of Meteor Street Produce works with several organic farms and his own to b ring the freshest, organic produce including kale, s pinach, lettuce and arugula, vine-ripened tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onions, including shallots, Yukon gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, red beets and unusual and heirloom produce. He a lso has fresh herbs and starter herb plants. S ign up for the E-Mail Newsletter at The Amelia Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island P lantation. No pets, please. Call 491-4872 or visit www. a The May 24 Fernandina Beach Market Place and Fernandina Beach Arts Market are shaping up to be one huge event. Located on N orth Seventh Street downtown, the Market Place farmers market brings over 30 all n atural food and product vend ors ever y Saturday from 9 a .m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. T he Arts Market, located a djacent to the farmers mark et, adds another 20 vendors on the second and fourth S aturdays of the month showing off their handmade arts and crafts. Joining the farmers market will be Olive My Pickle.S hai, owner of Olive My P ickle, will have pickles m ade from fresh and local cucumbers, stuffed olives, fabulous hummus flavors, stuffed grape leaves, baba ganoush and the oh-so-popular Pickle on a Stick. Another weekly vendor, A N atural Wave Soap, is having a clearance sale of fering all p roducts at 25 percent off. If you spend $50 you will receive a gift set valued at $14. Also, her washcloths are regularly $4.50 each and are on sale this week for $4 or three for $10. Scrub or bath salt spoons ar e now $4 each o r two for $7.50 and you still g et 25 percent off on top of t hese sale prices. Moore Pigs will return with their fresh pork made fr om happy pigs. Market vol unteer staf f recently had the opportunity to visit this lovely young family and their 50-a cr e far m. The Moor s n ever give ster o ids or antibi o tics to their pigs, Berkshires and Herefords, and they take great pride in tr eating them humanely by not r estricting their natural r o oting ability with rings in their noses or clipped teeth.T hey ar e fed a diet of nonm edicated, locally milled g rains, planted pasture and acorns, and they grow fruits and vegetables for the pigs to eat as well. The pigs graze, forage and play in the mud. A rotational grazing system is used to ensure their Heritage breeds are always on fresh ground. These are just three of the amazing friends that ar e join ing the market Saturday in the far mers market, and in the Ar ts Market youll find stained glass, potter y, apparel, jewelry, art, photography, knitted scarves and more. Music by Hambone will fill the market area; having played private and corporate events together for over thr ee years, Hambone s musicians ar e inspir ed by the Beatles, Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton, and this will be a treat for market attendees. Visit FernandinaBeach, Fer nandinaBeachMarketPla or call Joe at (904 557-8229. LANDSCAPE MATTERS SUBMITTED M aster Gardener Shirley Lohman served as instructor for the Landscape Matters c lass on perennials, top. This years topics included landscape design planning for perennials. Above, from left, Cheryl and Bill Owen of Fernandina Beach; Martha Cochran of Yulee; and Kathryn Taylor of Fernandina Beach attend the class. The next Landscape Matters class is on herbs and will be held on June 4. For infor ma tion, see the Extension website at, or call the office at 879-1019. HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS B B o o t t a a n n i i c c a a l l t t o o u u r r Local plant enthusiasts will lead a botanical tour of Cary State Forest in Bryceville on May 24 from 9 a.m. until noon. Explore natural areas of the forest where rare, threate ned and endangered plants thrive, learn about wild land f irefighter tools, Carys timber management and prescribed fire programs and get an aerial perspective from the top of the 80-foot Cary fire tower. Bring your camera, bug s pray and close-toed shoes. Water will be provided. The e vent is free and the day-use fee will be waived for tourgoers. Contact Devon Mcfall at (904 m to register and for meeting locations. The tour is limited t o 25. Cary State Forest headquarters is located at 7465 P avilion Road in Bryceville. C C o o m m m m e e r r c c i i a a l l c c l l a a s s s s There is a Limited C ommercial Landscape M aintenance (LCLM o n May 29, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Yulee Extension office, 8 6026 Pages Dairy Road. The class is required for landscape professionals to sit for the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance test. The LCLM test can be taken directly after the class, if d esired. R egistration fee is $30; m ake checks out to Nassau County Extension. Deadline is today Register at 0843127085. For questions, c ontact Rebecca L. Jor d i at 8 79-1019.


FORESTRY LAND PORTFOLIO MANAGER ( Fernandina Beach, Florida) Responsible to support land classification, perform property valuations of timberland land real e state, assist with strategic planning, gather market intelligence and provide land sales and other analytical decision support services in partnership with Land Information Services for the Forest Resources and Real Estate businesses with primary emphasis in t he north or south region of the U.S. K eys to success will be through a c ombination of customer focus, application of technical/professional knowledge and managing work and time in a way that is efficient and enhances Rayoniers land managers abilit y to identify, differentiate and apply v alue creation strategies to land. Independently determines methods of execution and delivered result requiring high degree of original thinking. Requirements: Masters Degree in Forestry, Business Admin or related field; Five (5 timberland and/or real estate operations, land valuation due diligence & analysis, land sales & acquisitions. Strong analytical, problem solving skills, commercial judgment & a bility to manage multiple projects concurrently through self-initiative & collaboration w/ wider team & customers. Strong written & v e rbal communication skills. Specific knowledge w/ respect to land valuation processes, data management, use of GIS project management & financial analyses. Demonstr ated knowledge of how to sponsor, advocate & build collaborative internal & 3rd party service pro vider relationships. Must be able to read, write & communicate effectively with co-workers, subordinates, customers, vendors & other individuals outside the compan y via telephone, email & in written form; able to legally oper a te compan y v ehicles upon public highways & private logging road systems; & able to tr a v erse timberland, which can be steep sloped & unev en. This ma y be necessary during periods of inclement weather. Position requires travel 15% o f the time to project sites in v arious l ocations throughout the U.S. E mployer will accept any suitable combination of education, training or experience deemed equiv alent to the primary requirements. Please e-mail resumes to: at T err aPointe with reference job code: C C C C L L A A S S L L A A S S S S S S I I I I F F F F I I I I E E E E D D D D T T O O P P L L A A C C E E A A N N A A D D , C C A A L L L L ( ( 9 9 0 0 4 4 ) ) 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 . 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We miss him terribly!!! If You Have Lost Your Pet please check the Nassau Humane Society facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next to the airport (904 Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078L icense Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers license building (904 1 04 Personals A RE YOU PREGNANT? A childless loving married couple seeks to adopt. Will be hands on mom/dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn &D omenick 1(855 Sklar #0150789. ANF DEVOTED, Affectionate Professional Couple will help you, unconditionally love. Hands on with your baby. Maintain contact. Allowed expenses p aid. Doug & Liz (866 S usan Stockman-FL#0342521. ANF 105 Public Notice ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in v iolation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are a vailable on an equal opportunity basis. If you believe that you may have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and U rban Development HUD 1(800 9777, or for the hearing impaired 1(800 OSPREY VILLAGE is hosting a Job Fair: We are seeking dedicated long term team members in a country club likea tmosphere to fill the following roles: S ervers, Bartender, Hostess, C.N.A. and Housekeepers. Please join us on Friday May 23rd from 10am to 1pm. W e will be accepting applications and conduct interviews at this time. Must be able to pass Level 2 background and drug screen. Excellent benefit packages for both full and part-time. B EACHSIDE MOTEL n ow accepting a pplications for part-time Housekeepers. Must be able to work weekends. Apply at Beachside Motel, 3 172 S. Fletcher Ave. T HE AMELIA ISLAND CLUB is h iring a Clubhouse Landscape Technician. Must have prior landscaping experience, be selfmotivated, dependable and willing to work weekends. Please go online tow ww ameliaislandclub com t o view current opportunities and apply. (904 NEEDED: GROUND CREW/DRIVER Must be experienced and have own tr a nsportation to and from work. Sanfords Tree Service, call(904 4 781. a ssociate rep SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY! Immed FT/PT openings, customer sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, all ages 17+, C all ASAP! (904 2 01 Help Wanted 2 01 Help Wanted FULL TIME OPPORTUNITY for upbeat customer service driven individual with retail experience, natural foods knowledge, and a passion for health y living. Competitiv e P a y & E x cellent Benefits package. Send resume to: k o r fax to (904 also a v ailable at Nassau Health F oods. REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housek eepers. Best pa y on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturda y s mandatory. (904 AVERITT EXPRESS New pay increase for regional drivers. 40-46cpm + fuel bonus! Also, post-training pay increase for students. (Depending on domicile) Get home every week + exc benefits. CDL-A req. 999-362-8608. A pply @ EOE Females, minorities, protected v e terans, & individuals w/disabilities a re encouraged to apply. ANF lori+lulu, a women's speciality b outique has a MANAGEMENT P OSITION avail. now! Be a part of an exciting fresh new concept that is expanding in the southeast! Must havea high energy, happy & optimistic attitude. Only applicants w/experience in better women's clothing please. Submit resume or come by store & see Tarah for a pplication. CARPENTER/PAINTER NEEDED for siding job lasting 2 weeks starting May 27. Skilled only. Could be full time. (904 EXPERIENCED TEAM Solo, recent g rad & student drivers needed for dedicated run in your area. Ask about our sign-on bonus & guaranteedh ometime. Call (866 D RIVERS: $ 5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 2 5 DRIVER TRAINEESNeeded Now Learn to drive for Werner Enterprises. E arn $750/wk. No experience needed. Local CDL training. Job ready in 15 days. 1-888-368-1964. ANF EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERSearn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. (843 www .bulldoghiw a y .com EOE. ANF CLASSIC CARPETS Inside sales, exp. w/Word, Excel & Quickbooks. Saturday work required. $10/hr. Fax resume to (904 classic802@rock e PARKWAY GRILLE in search of a Cook & F ood R u nner Cook starting pa y is $9/hr F ood runner starting pa y is $8/hr. Come by or call (904 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 N ews-Leader and the F TC. NOTICE Barber or Cosmetologist w anted. Take home $1200 or more per week. See Cheryl at Crump s B arber Shop, Fernandina Beach. (904 NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Landscape / Irrigation T echnician. Must be experienced. This position requires a minimum 3 years clean driving record, and applicant must be drug-free. Qualified applicants please call (904 474431 E. State Road 200, Fernandina. L OCAL PLANT NURSERY l ooking for qualified sales person. M ust have basic knowledge of local plants and trees. Send resumes to E DUCATION 3 01 Schools & I nstruction A IRLINE CAREERS begin here Get F AA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing & financial aid for qualified students. Job p lacement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877 9260, www ANF M ERCHANDISE 601 Garage Sales ESTATE SALE Memorial Day weekend. Artwork, antiques, books,p urses, baby-grand piano and f urniture. 316-D Centre St. above the Courtyard Piano Bar, 11am-6pm daily. Credit cards accepted. MOVING SALE 1387 S.Fletcher. Fri. 5 /23 & Sat. 5/24, 8am-3pm. Multi F amily. Tools, office supplies, furniture, kitchen & home items. GARAGE SALE 86136 Meadowwood Dr. (Meadowwood Subd. off A1A, in Yulee). Sat. 5/24, 8am-? Various toyc ar collections, French learning CD, F rench pictures & books, weed sprayer, small oven, & much more. HUGE YARD SALE Tools, fishing equipment, something for everyone. 75072 Edwards Rd., Yulee (near the e nd of the road). Fri., Sat. & Sun. YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., 8am-? A dams Rd. Tools, plants, households, & other treasures. 2 FAMILY YARDSALE Motorcycle gear, tools, household, lots of stuff, 802 N. 15th St. Sat. 5/24, 9am-2pm. L ILLAH VINE YARD SALE 850717 US Highway 17. Sat. 5/24, 9am-2 pm. 5 05 S. 9TH ST. A ntiques & c ollectibles, etc. Thurs. 5/22 thru Sat. 5/24, 10am-5pm, closed 1-3 for siesta. C all 321-0404. 602 Articles for Sale MAYTAG CENTENNIAL W/DSET 3 1/2 yrs old, upgrading, $350. Lightnin McQueen batt OP. childs auto, never used, $150. Photos via email. Call (904 ATTENTION SHRIMPERS! T a ped c ast nets for shrimping & liv e bait nets at lowest prices, Visa/MC okay. Hilliard( 800)473-5971, www EMPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted NASSAU COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING has openings for full time In Home Service Aides. Must be available f or all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. CNA certification a plus but not required. Send resumes tom For more i nformation please see our website at www 204 Work Wanted SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN S mall jobs welcomed. (904


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7B F RIDAY M AY 23, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader W W . N N . ( ( N N i i p p ) ) G G a a l l p p h h i i n n W W . N N . ( ( N N i i p p ) ) G G a a l l p p h h i i n n9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 9 9 7 7 B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 9 9 7 7 B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s 9 9 0 0 4 4 4 4 1 1 5 5 2 2 5 5 1 1 4 4 H H o o m m e e 9 9 0 0 4 4 4 4 1 1 5 5 2 2 5 5 1 1 4 4 H H o o m m e ePrivacy is nice,located on a culde-sac.Eat-in kitchen,formal dining room,hardwood floors in living areas,carpet in bedrooms and tile in wet areas.Private yard,covered patio/deck.2-car garage.MLS#62676 Currently occupied by tenant-Lease expires 6/30/14$260,000 $260,000 32451 F 32451 F er er n P n P ar ar k k e e W W ay ay Brian CraneRealtor 904.206.6881Garden of Eden home on 1.4 acres in Page Hill.2,500 heated sq ft.4 bed/3bath.Home features a covered screened all stone back patio with a relaxing waterfall/pond to soothe the senses after a hard day's work.Plant a garden or watch nature roam on your land. This immaculate home has upgraded quartz kitchen counter tops,a built-in hard wired to home gas generator for power outages,water softener and low HOA fees. Vaulted ceilings throughout and large tiled floors in all the living areas.Master bath features an oversized tub. MLS#62637 $244,9008 8 6 6 1 1 0 0 6 6 7 7 W W O O R R T T H H I I N N G G T T O O N N D D R R I I V V E E W W . N N . ( ( N N i i p p ) ) G G a a l l p p h h i i n n W W . N N . ( ( N N i i p p ) ) G G a a l l p p h h i i n n9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 9 9 7 7 B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 9 9 7 7 B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s 9 9 0 0 4 4 4 4 1 1 5 5 2 2 5 5 1 1 4 4 H H o o m m e e 9 9 0 0 4 4 4 4 1 1 5 5 2 2 5 5 1 1 4 4 H H o o m m e e3BR/2BA home in deed restricted community conveniently located between A1A,Hwy 17, and I-95.House has formal living room,family room,and open eat-in kitchen.Large master bedroom with walk-in closet. Laundry room and 2 car garage. Community playground and baseball diamond.MLS#62610$165,000 $165,000 86366 Car 86366 Car tesian P tesian P oint oint B B i i k k e e t t o o b b e e a a c c h h , 8 8 t t h h f f a a i i r r w w a a y y f f r r o o n n t t a a g g e e , 2 2 / / 3 3 a a c c r r e e , 3 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 s s f f , 5 5 / / 4 4 p p o o o o l l h h o o m m e e , m m u u s s t t s s e e e e !$ $ 5 5 9 9 9 9 , 0 0 0 0 0 0M M L L S S# # 6 6 2 2 8 8 6 6 6 6 J J a a c c k k i i e e D D a a r r b b y yCRS, GRI BROKER ASSOCIATE904 www.jackiedarby.comFernandina Beach Realty John Howard904-738-0310 46 Brady Point Rd.$155,000This interior wooded view lot has potential for a gorgeous home.Brady Point Preserve includes a recreation center overlooking the marshes and has a protected wetland preservation area on the northside providing its 53 acres of Nature Preserve. Membership to the Amelia Island Club is available, allowing access to the Omni Amelia Island Plantation and Club amenities.Minutes to the beach and Historic downtown Fernandina Beach. #61405 Phil GriffinBroker 904.261.2770Rare deep water home site on Christopher Creek just 100 yards west of the Holly Point boat ramp. Stunning vistas over to Amelia Island from the existing dock. The 700 SF garage is still in place and the site is ready to build on. Easy access to Amelia Island by boat or road in a fast growing area. Recent homes have sold in this area at over $1 Million. Owner has several plans to fit on the lot if you want ahome/lot package. $115,000 MLS#6196994202 Christopher Lane Darlene Morris,GRI,Realtor904-557-8123 423 Ocean Drive$565,000Larger than it looks,this multi-bdrmbeachfront cottage h ouses 14 guests. Perfect for large families. Located in a serene North Beach neighborhood with the dune crossover to the beach. Large receiving/dining room covered w/walls of heart of pine bead board w/the patina & age of time.Large family room & living area combined ares urrounded w/windows.New A/C system installed Sept 2 013. Vacation rental income for the last 2 yrs has grossed o ver$50,000. 2013 thru July grosses $21,000 +. Beach front location.#60812 MEADOWFIELD BLUFFS MEADOWFIELD BLUFFS$439,000 This home has it all!! Meander through your private wooded lot down the custom built walkway to your dock on deep water with 700ft. frontage. Maybe you prefer watching the wildlife from your Florida room or your tiled 20X12 screened porch. Custom built (stucco over CBoom plan. Enjoy the hardwood floors or tile though living area of home with carpeted bedrooms. Thelarge, brick gas fireplace is a great focal point in the great room. A 2 car garage is supplemented with a carport and additional shed The owners have made this truly a piece of paradise. MLS# 62237 Janie Westmoreland www.sellingameliaisland.comcell: 904-753-2018 office: 904-321-1999 Julie McCracken 96410 Nassau Lakes Circle $238,000IMMACULATE 4 bedroom home that borders a preserve area at rearof property.Family room features a fireplace and is open to the kitchen area. Den or Office.Separate dining room for entertaining, fully equipped kitchen. Master suite includes his and hers walk in closets, corner tub and large walk in shower. #62393 Patsy WindhamRealtor904-583-3130p REALTY ACHIEVERS, INC.95160 SandPiper LoopP anoramic ocean views. Unit sold furnished. Buy now to enjoy the beach year round or income from your vacation rental. MLS#62820 $399,000 504B AMELIA WOODSShortwalk to the beach, pool or tennis courts! Partially furnished, very spacious...flex space could be dining room, den, office! Fully equipped kitchen, plus washer and dryer!!S econd home or full time resident!! 90day minimum rental... pets allowed... must provide current vet records, and be under 60 lbs. MLS#62710 $154,900 Kathy White, Realtoroffice 904-321-4001 mobile $44,900 LOT 57 PIRATES WAY Choose your builder!! No 'cookie cutter houses' in this lovely community with easy access to I-95, Kings Bay,s hopping and beaches of Amelia Island!! Mature, tree lined streets, club house, boat ramp, dock, community pool! YOU will be proud to call this your community!! LOW HOA fees!! MLS#62447 $44,900 Kathy White, Realtoroffice 904-321-4001 mobile Y Y ACHTSMAN DRIVE ACHTSMAN DRIVE$400,000 Immaculate home in prestigious Summer Beach community.Great room opens to heated and cooled lanai overlooking open brick patio and lush landscaping on one of the largest interior lots in the subdivision. Lovely breakfast roomnestled by a bay window and open to lanai and private backyard. Connecting kitchen has updated corion countertops and tile floors. Roof is 5 years old, new water softener andgas fireplace. MLS#60988Janie Westmoreland www.sellingameliaisland.comcell: 904-753-2018 office: 904-321-1999 PRIME LOCATION COMMERCIAL RENTALS2,100 sq.ft next to Waas Drugs (1551 S. 14th St.) This is the ideal medical complex on A melia Island. Beautiful building. 8 ,207 sq.ft (will subdivide T he premier location on Centre Street ( across from Peppers Restaurant). E mail or call JMV INDUSTRIES, LLC (The family business with integrity Tel: (904Please inquire about our other properties on Amelia Island. e Y ulee Villas 1,2&3 Bedroom UnitsNOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSM on, Wed and Fri 8am 5pm 850766 USHwy 17 South, Yulee (904This institution is an Equal Opportunity provider and employer NOW AVAILABLE R e n t a l A s s i s t a n c e A v a i l a b l e T o Q u a l i f i e d A p p l i c a n t s W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with C ountry Charm!Close to schools & shopping. 2 0 minutes to JacksonvilleCall Today!( 904) 845-29223Bedroom Special$775/mo.3 7149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 3 7149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.R enovated units nowavailable! Call for Pricing! 603 Miscellaneous GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE We are selling everything way under cost. Seabreeze, 4924 First Coast Hwy, Ste 1. 611 Home Furnishings KING SIZE BEDROOM SET headboard/footboard, 3 drawer beds ide table & 5 drawer chest. Mattress & b ox springs new; Ashley furniture dark wood, 3 years old. Excellent condition. $1100. Pls email 621 Garden/ Lawn Equipment DAYLILIES (seedlings from $100 variety) $10, Louisiana Iris $5. (904904 REAL ESTATE S ALES 8 02 Mobile Homes 3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME for sale as is, on 1/2 acre. Needs a little TLC.$ 35,000 firm. Call (904 8 06 Waterfront W aterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. 811 Commercial/Retail RESTAURANT FOR SALE Ongoing operation, fully equipped. High 6 figure sales. Great location. Modern building, good lease. For appointment, andc onfidential information, please call (904 817 Other Areas BANK OWNED AUCTION 160+/acres divided of higher elevation pasture & timber land w/beautifulv iews for miles in Clyde, NC, Haywood C ounty. Sat. 5/31 at 11am. Auction at Haywood County Fairgrounds, Iron Horse Auction Co., Inc. (800 NCAL3936. ANF REAL ESTATE R ENTALS 8 52 Mobile Homes 8 52 Mobile Homes STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 O N ISLAND 1 BR apt $235 wk/$895 mo. 2&3BR SWMH in park $695-$895/ mo. ALSO2/1 apt N. 14th St. $795/ mo + dep & utils. Call 261-5034. Y ULEE N ewly redone SW 2BR/1.5BA, $650/mo. water & sewer incl. Also, 3BR DW, rent to own available, $995/mo. Call (904 AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. Ask about senior citizen special. (904 8 57 Condos-Furnished OCEAN VIEW 3BR/2BA, garage. 3 mo. minimum. $1750/mo. + deposit. Pets by exception. (904 (904 8 58 Condos-Unfurnished STONEY CREEK 3BR/2.5BA condo, 1-car garage. $1200/mo. Deposit, credit check, & references. One yearl ease. (904 2 BR/2BA WATERFRONT CONDO fireplace, upstairs, lake view, gated community w/pool, fishing deck and fitness center. Philip (904 H ARRISON COVE G ated C ommunity, quiet, peaceful, safe. Large 3BR/3.5BA townhome for long term rental. Granite kitchen, all appliances. Security deposit. $1750/mo. Call (904 FIDDLERS BEND on Intercoastal, 3BR/3BA, 2 story condo, washer/dryer, refrig., microwave, range, designated p arking, no smoking. $850/mo. (904 415-3142 8 60 Homes-Unfurnished ON ISLAND 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, close to schools, shopping & beach. PDQ Property Management, Regina Sluder (904 SPACIOUS, Newly Remodeled Duplex 1 blk from beach. 2BR/1BA, 2-car garage w/storage. Water included. (912912 BEACHWAY BEAUTIFUL HOME 4 BR/2BA, 1900 sf, 2-car garage, water s oftener, fans in all rooms, large back yard. $1300/mo. 904-206-2841 ON AMELIA ISLAND 3BR/1BA, carport, workshop, fenced yard,s torage. 1 year lease minimum. A vailable 6/1. $950/mo. + $950 security. Svc pets only. No smoking. (904 8 60 Homes-Unfurnished VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. C haplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company 3BR/2BA HOME in Nassau Lakes. Nice home w/open floor plan, eat-in kitchen, lg yard, 2-car gar. $1200/mo. + $1200 dep. N EAR BEACH 4 BR/3BA home located a t 2855 Ocean Dr. $1700/mo. Utilities not included. $1700 deposit. Please call Jody (904vailable 7/1. 8 61 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 R ealtor, for special rates. 863 Office SPACE AVAILABLE Amelias premier business address on Sadler Rd. From o ne office to an entire floor. Must see. (904 D OWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE PDQ Property Management, Regina Sluder (904 E XECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office s pace from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, b reak room, & security. For info call (904 T RANSPORTATION 9 01 Automobiles C AR FOR SALE 1999 Lincoln Town Car. Silver, 113,000 miles, leather interior. Call (904 DRASTIC$$REDUCTION3,500 condo reduced to $200,000 firm medical,sales or professional.Best priced office o n Amelia Island! BUSINESSES FOR SALE Caf turnkey operation ideal forowner-operator & priced to sellDELIORTAKEOUT SPACELowdown Fully equipped ready to go. Lowlease rate Now taking offers 1,000 Sq.Ft office suite w/ all utilities & high speed internet.Reduced t o $850/ monthAmelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERREReal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L ONG TERM RENT ALS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2 ,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, large lot,gourmet kitchen,many other b onuses.$1,950/mo.Plus utilities. 551 S.Fletcher 2br 1ba upstairs,2 car garage,ocean view deck,$1,250i ncludes water sewer and garbage Ocean Park Condo 3br 2ba furnished w ith utilities,2nd floor,1 car garage, $1,950 monthly + taxV A C A T ION RENT A L AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/1BA Ocean-view.487 S.Fletcher. Across the street from the beach.Allu til,wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper L oop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee. 1801 S.Fletcher 2BR/1BA furnished B each Cottage,monthly rental great f or extended vacations,winter rental, orlonger.Public beach access close, c all office to inspect now vacant.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, A IA 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/ + t ax.Sale also considered. 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 w w i i l l l l b b e e c c l l o o s s e e d d M M o o n n d d a a y y , M M a a y y 2 2 6 6 , i i n n o o b b s s e e r r v v a a n n c c e e o o f f t t h h e e M M e e m m o o r r i i a a l l D D a a y y H H o o l l i i d d a a y y ,