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Rayonier has unveiled a new logo for Rayonier Advanced Materials, the company s cur r ent Performance Fibers division, which will become an independent company upon comple tion of a previously announced midyear separation. The new logo features a molecular mark, indicating Rayonier Advanced Materials expertise in advanced cellulosic chemistry and leadership inr esear ch and innovation, accor ding to a company press release. The companys cellulose specialties products are considered the gold standard in the industry, reflected in the molecule marks gold color. Blue signifies the company s histor y stability and lead ership. As with all the details of the separation, we put a lot of thought and car e ful consideration into the new logo, said Paul Boynton, Rayonier chairman, president and CEO. After reviewing more than 80 graphic designs and over 100 color combinations, we landed on a strong design and color palette that r epresent the qualities Rayonier Advanced Materials and its products are known for. Upon the separation, Rayonier Advanced Materials will be the world s leading producer of high-value specialty cellulose fibers with revenue of mor e than $1 billion. The company has developed its intellectual property and manufacturing processes over 85 years in operation. Today, with facilities in Florida including the Fernandina Mill and Georgia, the company maintains appr oximately 675,000 metric tons of cellulose specialties capacity and achieves nearly double the sales of its next lar gest competitor CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 44 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. 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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 . FATAL WRECK SNARLS TRAFFIC R ush-hour traffic was snarled for hours Wednesday evening after a fatal accident on A1A/SR 200 at Courtney Isle Way in Yulee. Patricia Heller Lojewski, 72, of Yulee died at the s cene after her 2000 Ford Taurus (blueolet1 500 (red) driven by Theodore Anthony Ferguson, 44, of Jacksonville. The Florida Highway Patrol said L ojewski, crossing A1A from Courtney I sle W ay, failed to give right of way to F erguson, who was traveling westbound on A1A. The accident was reported at 4:36 p.m. and the road was cleared about four hours later. ROBERT FIEGE/NEWS-LEADER KID PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOOT WILD AMELIA THOMAS JOHNSTON LANDON PLUNGIS Two prize-winning childrens photos in the sixth annual Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest were Sunbath by Thomas Johnston, left, which won first place for children ages 10-17, and The Super Spy by Landon Plungis, right, which won second place for Children under 10. First-place winners include Kaiya Nakamoto (Children Under 10), Har r y Selsor (Adult Beginner i cki White (Adult Pr o/Advanced). Other winners were, Children Under 10, Katie Mott (Third Place), Abigail Peevy and River Plungis (Honorable Mentionen 10-17, Leighla Leary (Second Place), Anna Johnston (Third Place), Skylar Plungis and Justin Fischer (Honorable Mention); Adult Beginner, Gail Pfoh (Second Place), Beverly Cummiskey (Thir d Place), Dallas Nelson and Ellen Meakin (Honorable Mention); Adult Pro/Advanced, Jenny Alvarado (Second Place Leary (Third Place), Kevin Lynch and Jim Eckstrom (Honorable Mentioninning images will be displayed in June at the Fort Clinch State Park Visitor Center and may appear in the 2015 Wild Amelia Nature Photography Calendar. All winning images are at wildamelia.com. New Rayonier logo MICHAEL PARNELL News-Leader A Fernandina Beach High School students threatening text messages cr eated a climate of fear at the school, causing many students to stay home, and prompted a police investigation that included searching a students residence an innocent student s home, as it tur ned out. A 16-year-old FBHS sophomore ultimately was arrested for sending the threatening messages, which he said were intended as a joke, but not until students, teachers, staff and parents were rattled by fear of gun violence, a plague in modern-day American schools. or d of the text messages spr ead rapidly amongst the students throughout the school day, Wednesday, May 21, r esulting in exaggerated r umors, which in tur n cr eated fear amongst both the students and faculty , accor ding to a Fernandina Beach Police report obtained this week. By the school days end faculty members, students and parents were questioning whether it would be safe to attend school the following day, Thursday In fact, according to the report, The fear generated by the text messages and r esulting r umors had an ef fect on student attendance, for it was well below the expected level that Thursday May 22. The text messages r esulted in an immediate and intense police investigation, which resulted in a search of the (suspended student s) r esidence, the report stated. Besides the police investigation, school administrators had to suspend their normal duties and address their attention to the drama being created as word of the text messages spread throughout the school, all while conducting their own investigation. An enhanced police presence was required at the school on May 22, accor ding to the r epor t, leading to a mis demeanor charge against the 16-year-old for Disruption of a School Activity and Cyberbullying with a r ecommendation the charges be heard in Teen Court. (The News-Leader is not naming the arrested student, or the student falsely accused or any of the text message FBHS Continued on 3A rank goes wrong as fear pervades FBHS Police searched a students residence an innocent students residence as it turned o ut

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2A F RIDAY M AY 30, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Clif ford Arrington Flood, Jr., 74, passed away on Saturday,M ay 24, 2014 in Auburn. His f amily was at his bedside. H e was born October 17, 1939, in Jacksonville, FL, the son of the late Clifford and Mary Flood. He graduated from high school in Y ulee, FL in 1957. He received his Bachelor ofS cience degree from the U niversity of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He completed his Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY He r eceived his Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Engineering fromP ur due University in W est L afayette, Indiana. While com pleting this last degr e e he met his future wife, Susan Carol Johnston, who was working asa librarian on campus. They mar ried on September 29, 1968 at The CongregationalPresbyterian Federated Church in Paxton, IL. C lif for d and Sue moved to Auburn, AL in 1971, where his childr e n Constance and Samuel were born. He served 32 years as a faculty member of Auburn University including depar tment head of the Biosystems Engineering Department. In 2001 he was named a Fellow int he American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, a society which he was an active member of for over 50 years. Clif ford was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church, w here he taught Sunday School, s ang in the choir served on m any committees and assisted with local, regional and global missions. In his later years he also became a collector of dulcimers and played with the Whistlestop Pickers. He is predeceased by his w ife of 40 years, Sue. Survivors i nclude, daughter Constance (Tim) and grandson Kai of Nashville, TN, son Samuel (Tania) and grandsons Elliott and Simon of Augusta, GA, sister Mar y Jane of Nor cr o ss, GA, brother Joe of Yulee, FL and brother Francis of Yulee, FL. F amily visitation will occur t oday Friday May 30 at the Grace United Methodist Church Memorial Fellowship Hall in Auburn from 5 pm to 7 pm. A Service of Death and Resur r ection will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Auburn on Saturday, May 31 at 11 am with theR ever end Libba Stinson of fici ating. His ashes will be placed in T o wn Cr e ek Cemeter y in Auburn. In lieu of flowers the family r equests that memorials be made to the Sue and Clifford Flood Memorial at Grace United Methodist Chur ch, P .O. B ox 3125, Aubur n, Alabama 36831-3125. A labama F uner al H ome s and Cremation Centers Dade ville, Ala. O BITUARIES 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. The NewsLeader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All adver tising is subject to the approval of the publisher The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. J ohn B. Casillas John B. Casillas, age 90, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014. H e is survived by his beloved wife of almost 66 years, M arie Connie Casillas, two sons and daughters-in-law, whom he l oved dearly, Dino and Susan Casillas of Fernandina Beach, FL and William and Sally Casillas of Visalia, CA; two brothers, Rudy Casillas and R ichard Casillas of Los Angeles, CA; two granddaughters, A ndrea and Sarah of Visalia, CA; two adopted granddaught ers, Chonti Sauder of Pasadena, CA and Ramona Perez of Miami, FL and many nieces and nephews. Johns family, Peninsulares from Spain in the early 1600s, upon arrival in Mexico went-n orth to form new cities, forging what we know today as the S anta Fe Trail. Their settlement still stands today and is known a s Rancho Jaramillo in Santa Fe, New Mexico. John was born on March 15, 1924, in Needles, CA. He later served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga, CV3. After four years in the military, he worked for the Department of the Defense at Norton A ir Force Base, in San Bernard ino, CA. He participated in t he achievement of numerous missile programs working for the Department of the Air Force and after 37 years retired i n August of 1980 at the age of 56. J ohn and Connie were married on June 27, 1948. After retiri ng in San Bernardino, CA they sold their 5-acre horse property and retired to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In April 2011 they moved to Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL and for the last two years resided in Yulee,F L. The family requests that i nstead of flowers or memorial gifts, donations to a charity of p ersonal choice. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road, Amelia Island, FL 32034, (904.ameliachapel.com. Clifford Arrington Flood Jr. Camille Ylonne Hildebrand Camille Ylonne Hildebrand was bor n in Akr on, Ohio on August 13, 1944. She was born to the late Bishop Richar d Allen Hildebrand and Anna Beatrix Lewis Hildebrand. On Saturday morning, May 24, 2014 she peacefully left this earthly vessel, which had served her well and entered into eternal bliss that is r eser ved for those who love and serve the Lord. Camille was a happy and dutiful child, and as the daugh ter of an A.M.E. pastor became used to the need to move to a new home from time to time. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at Bethel AME Chur ch in New York City. She was a creative and ar tistic child and took com fort in this aspect of herself. Camille obtained her Bachelors degree in fine arts from Antioch College, and a Master s degr ee in fine arts from Boston University, with a concentration in ceramics. Camille fell in love and was mar ried to Charles Turner in September 1968. She was the owner of Camilles Ceramics Studio in the Boston, Massachusetts ar ea during the 1970 s. Camille settled in Long Beach, California, during the 1980s and taught ar t in Los Angeles. In 2008 she moved to Fer nandina Beach, Florida to be closer to family and after such a long time away, the family was overjoyed to have the opportunity to spend more time with her Camille had an open spirit, and was har dly seen without a smile on her face. She was a loving and caring person, and rejoiced in being with others. In addition to her love of art, she had a fondness for poetry and history. She was one to take joy in the little things in life. She leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memory, her sister, Karen Kris Crosby (Billosby; stepmother Zelgloria Kegler Hildebrand; step-siblings, James H. McDonald (Renee R. McDonald Pinkett (Mar tin); Kenneth R. McDonald; aunt, Zinie M. Lewis, and a host of cousins, family connections, and friends. Homegoing services will be today Friday May 30, 2014 at 11 am at Macedonia AME Church, 202 S. 9th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. DEATH NOTICES Miss Dianne E. Hardenbergh, 51, Fernandina Beach, died on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Patricia Heller Lojewski, 72, Yulee, died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Eternit y F uner al H omes & Cremations-Nassau Richard Allen Mose, 72, Yulee, died on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. No local ser vices ar e planned at this time. Green Pine Funeral Home Barbara W. Springer, 66, Yulee, died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, in Gr een Pine Cemeter y G r een P ine F uner al H ome Joseph R. Joe Truett, 58, Jacksonville, formerly of Callahan, died on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m.W ednesday May 28, in the Stephens Chapel at Gr een Pine Funeral Home. Green Pine Funeral Home WEEKLY UPDATE P P e e c c k k l l i i b b r r a a r r y y The Peck Center Library at South 11th and E lm streets is open to the public on Monday, W ednesday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. Drop by and s ee all the books available. For more information call 310-3355 and to leave messages call Mrs. Charles Albert at 261-4113. S S h h r r i i m m p p d d i i n n n n e e r r A merican Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., F ernandina Beach, will serve Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo with a salad and garlic bread from 5-7 p.m. today for a $10 donation. M M e e a a t t l l o o a a f f d d i i n n n n e e r r s s V FW Post 4351 will host a Meatloaf Dinner at 5:30 p .m. tonight for an $8 donation. Dinner will include meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetable. Karaoke to follow at 7 p.m. For i nformation call 432-8791. Y Y a a r r d d s s a a l l e e Rain Humane Society will host a yard sale today and May 31 from 8 a.m.-1 p .m. at 85576 Haddock R oad, Yulee. All proceeds w ill go to support the animals and programs of RAIN. To sponsor a yard sale or donate items for an upcoming yard sale or the Thrift Shop, call 556-1176 or 403-3422 and leave voice/ t ext message, or email rainh umane@yahoo.com. 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 1 4. For details contact B elson at 491-8358, (904 476-2037 or gbelson@bellsouth.net. Visit www. TheBelsonGroup.com. D D r r i i v v i i n n g g c c l l a a s s s s An AARP Smar t Driver Course will be held June 2a nd 3 at First Presbyterian C hurch in downtown F er n andina Beach. Class will begin at 8:45 a.m. in Jim Thomas Hall, 9 Sixth St. Call 261-3837 to r egister Class size is limited. N N A A M M I I m m e e e e t t i i n n g g T he Nassau County af fil i ate of NAMI (National A lliance on Mental Illness) will host a public meeting for all businesses, agencies and individuals that pr ovide ser vices to Nassau County r e sidents with a mental health diagnosis, on June 5a t 5 p.m. in the confer ence r o om of the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, 1303 Jasmine St. Refr e shments pr ovided. Call 277-1886 or email NassauNAMIFlorida @ gmail.com for infor mation. F F l l a a g g c c e e r r e e m m o o n n y y The Flag of the United States is the nations symbol of liberty and it must be tr eated with r espect. The Amelia Island Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Fire Station No. 1, 225 South 14th St. The public is welcome. If you have a flag tor etire, please bring it to the UPS Store on Sadler Road by June 12 or to the Fire Station on or before the day of the service. D D u u p p l l i i c c a a t t e e b b r r i i d d g g e e Fernandina Beach Duplicate Bridge Club meets W ednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in the MLK Center, 1200 Elm St. Games are over by 1 p.m. and are open to anyone. Computer scoring,r ound clock timer and all the goodies are present. Contact Fr ed Stokes at (912e infor mation. Game fee is $7. Visit www.bridgewebs. com/Fernandina. N N e e t t w w o o r r k k i i n n g g l l u u n n c c h h Join the Community Networking Lunch each W ednesday from 11:45 a.m.1 p.m. at The Journey Church. Bring your own lunch, network, share special events and view a short video each week regarding integrity and faith in the workplace. For infor mation contact Kar enWerling@TeamWerli ng.com. The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. June 17 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Police Depar tment, 1525 Lime St. Guest speaker Kay Gilmour will present Using Social Media in Genealogy . T ools such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Google Plus can aid in researching, saving and sharing genealogical data. Dont be intimidated! These sites and others will be cov ered, and a handout will be available with many other Internet sites of interest to help forge ahead with family histo-r y Gilmour attended the University of Florida, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of Alabama, and enjoyed a long career in internal medicine and cardiology. In addition, she has been active in various medical soci eties and civic affair during her years in Jacksonville. Now retired, Gilmour is able to dig into the meat and bones of her own family stor y delving deep into the history and times of her ancient forebears in or der to understand, document the reasons for doing things, and preserve this information to provide a better picture than the normal family tree for future generations. Public welcome. Genealogy society to meet L ET FREEDOM RING Morihiko Nakahara conducts the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at the Let Freedom Ring concert May 22 at First BaptistC hur c h in Fer nandina B each, top, sponsor ed annua lly by ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the Symphony). Rober t Quinby a long-standing member of ARIAS and the Jacksonville Symphony Chor us, sang the Star -Spangled Banner to s tar t the program. A bove, U.S. Marine Corps v eterans Cal Atwood and Jim Thomas converse. Atwood and a fellow Marine wer e recognized for their service during World War II and the Ar med For ces Salute involved six veterans, all r es i dents of Amelia Island, who p r esented the flags of their r espective branch of the service. More than 500 people attended the event. Middle right, Bob and Jane Brown attend the concer t with their granddaugh ter V ictoria Louis. Bottom r ight are Bob and Pat H enderson. ARIAS also pr ov ides music education for Nassau County schoolchild ren through its volunteer Instr u ment Zoo, by bringing Jacksonville Symphony ensembles to the schools and sponsoring students to a ttend concerts in Jacoby Symphony Hall. For membership information contact Bill Gingrich at wggin@aol. com or 277-7094. Visit www .jaxsymphony .org. PHOTOS BY WALTER PETERSEN FOR THE NEWS-LEADER

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY M AY 30, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Advocates are on-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week for emotional support and crisis intervention. Confidential meetings areavailable in Yulee, Fernandina Beach, and Hilliard. All communications are confidential. www .womenscenter ofjax.or g The Womens Center of Jacksonville improves the lives of women through advocacy, support, and education. This publication was made possible by the 2013 Florida Legislative Session, administered by the State of Florida, Department of Health (DOH If you or someone you know has been avictim of sexual violence, support is available in Nassau County. The Womens Center of Jacksonville serves survivors of sexual violence of all genders ages 12 and older.24-HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE 904-721-RAPE (7273 recipients.) H ere are assertions gleaned from the police report: The incident began on Wednesday morning, May 21, when a student reported to F BHS Dean of Students Chris Webber that a few of his f riends had received text messages warning them not to c ome to school Thursday. The text messages appeared to indicate that an incident of violence might occur on the high school campus. (The student w as fearful because the implicated sender of the text mess ages was a student who had recently been suspended from s chool for making similar threats. Four students were interviewed and the texts all had come from a third-party number, which allows a caller to send a text without exposingh is phone number. One student reported r eceiving a text at 12:35 a.m. that Wednesday morning that was very disturbing. It not only threatened (his made reference to harming a large number of people at school, and included homophobic and racial remarks. The sender of the text used t he name of the suspended student whose home would ultimately be searched. A second student received a similar text at 12:36 a.m. that said, Hey Cutie, dont go to school Thursday A third student received a text at 12:42 a.m. from the same number that contained a crude sexual reference. W hen the male student r ecipients gathered at school t hat Wednesday morning, they learned of the similar texts and concluded that the suspended student was sending them. A fourth student, the one ultimately arrested, also said he had r eceived a similar text from the suspended student. That student, when interv iewed by Principal Jane Arnold, Vice Principal SpencerL odree and Assistant Superintendent of Schools E dward Turvey, provided conflicting information that caused them to become suspicious. The suspicion prompted them to ask if he had any i nvolvement in the sending of the texts. (He d enied any involvement and continued to implicate (the s uspended student). That suspicion caused police to interview the student a second time. Confronted with the magnitude of the p ending police investigation, the student broke down int ears and admitted sending the texts. (He funny to send the texts to his friends to scare them. (He further stated that he did not predict nor imagine that his p rank would blow up in the manner it did. T he N ews-Leader i nquired earlier this month about anothe r student reportedly suspended for making threats. Arnold declined to discuss that matter or school policies and practices regarding such t hreats. Nassau County Schools Superintendent John Ruis said documentation of individual student suspensions is not a vailable to the press because of privacy issues. I n light of school shootings elsewhere in the United States i n recent years, the Nassau County School Board had adopted measures to limit public access to schools, to restrict weapons at schoolsa nd to counter potential and actual violence. All stud ents are subject to random locker and person checks a nd drug screenings, for example. mparnell@fbnewsleader.com Creating an abstract representation of a company with such a long histor y and str ong i ndustry leadership was diffic ult, said Charles Hood, Rayon ier s senior vice pr esident, public af f airs and communi cations. However this logo combines several elements that speak to the companys strengths scientific innovation and exceptional pr oducts. Rayoniers Forest Resourc es and Real Estate divisions w ill become a separate corpo r ate entity after the split. The company, with headquarters in Jacksonville, owns, leases or manages 2.6 million acres of timber and land in the United States and New Zealand. The company s holdings include approximately 200,000 acres with r esidential and commer c ial development potential along the I-95 corridor between Savannah, Ga., and Daytona Beach. More information is available at www.ray onier .com. FBHS Continued from 1A LOGO Continued from 1A uper passionate about her job at Adult Day Care H EATHER A. PERRY News-Leader Debra Dombkowski is in charge of one of the best kept secrets in town, our Adult Day Care for seniors sufferi ng from dementia, a form of Alzheimers, said Council On A ging of Nassau County Director Janice Ancrum. She is super passionate about her job. The program serves as a respite for caregivers, many of whom work and have a ctive, busy lives, so this program enables the caregiver to h ave peace of mind knowing their loved one is in good hands during the day. Debra comes to work each day looking forward to taking care of the seniors and offers an array of therapeutic a ctivities to them, including pet therapy, music and arts a nd crafts, said Ancrum. The seniors care for herbs and flowers outside in their courtyard where they gather f or games of horseshoes and V elcro ball toss, or to sip h omemade lemonade in the shade of table umbrellas. An eight-year employee of the COA, Dombkowski creates her lesson plans monthly to ensure the seniors have a different t opic each d ay, and is a lso in charge of a group that offers caregiver sup port training the thir d T hursday of e ach month. A nurse for 40 years, the dedicated LPN has worked in geriatric care in many different aspects and in ar eas of dementia for the past 10 years. She is licensed to dispense m edications and her nursing b ackground makes it possible f or her to pick up on changes in the seniors behaviors that she can then point out to their families. Dombkowski says she derives fulfillment by helping to impr ove the lives of both the seniors and their careg ivers. By feeling that I unders tand the disease, I can try to help families through their situation with their loved ones. And I love having fun with the seniors here and we do have fun! Working on the various art pr ojects brings the seniors a s ense of accomplishment and t hey like sharing time with o ne another. The socialization is so impor t ant and they reminisce together, too, said Dombkowski. Ther e ar e 14 r e gister e d seniors, but an average day is a bout 7-10 people. The group t akes field trips with D ombkowski and assistant Kelly Hill, a certified medical assistant. Originally from Peekskill, N.Y., Dombkowski first moved to south Florida to be near her par ents when they r etired 25 years ago. S he and her husband of 40 y ears, Br uce, moved to N assau County 10 years ago. Its such a nice community. People smile at you. When Im out in the community, Illr un into people whose loved one may have been in the program or is currently here, and theyr e always so appr eciative o f what the Council on Aging h as done for them and they t hank me. It happens so often and its heartwarming. T he Dombkowskis have f our grown sons and three g randchildren. Leisure activities include hitting the beach, bicycle riding or spending time with grandchildr en, sometimes volunteering at their schools. Council on Aging is locat e d at 1367 South 18th St. P hone 261-0701 or visit c oanassau.com. type@fbnewsleader.com HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER Manager Debra Dombkowski shows of f the garden area enjoyed by the seniors at Council on Agings Adult Day Care. Dombkowski D D a a y y c c a a r r e e Adult Day Care at the Council on A ging runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ahot lunch and snack are served. Acaregiver support group meets the third Thursday of each month at 1 367 South 18th St. Phone 261-0701 or visit coanassau.com to learn more. APUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER

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University of Florida GAINESVILLE Consumer s entiment among Floridians fell in May, according to a new U niversity of Florida survey. While the decline was sign ificant, the overall index . is well within the range we have b een seeing for the past year said Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. Much l ike other economic indicators, consumer sentiment seems to b e stuck in a relatively narrow range; the index is neither trending down or up. Of the five components making up the index, two increased, two decreased and one remained unchanged.S urvey takers overall perception that their personal finances a re better now than a year ago rose but remains below the p ost-recession high achieved in March. Their expectation of b etter finances a year from now remained unchanged. R espondents had a gloomier assessment of the U.S. economy, especially among those under age 60 and those with slightly higher incomes, McCarty said. Their confidence in the nations economic conditions for the coming year and its performance over t he next five years both fell. Finally, expectations of whether it is a good time to buy big-ticket items, such as automobiles, rose. Consumers should expect mostly modest changes in J une, McCarty said. The unemployment rate in Florida decline d again in April to 6.2 percent, only slightly better than 6.3 percent in March, which nearly matches the nationwide rate. Professional and business services continue to create the most jobs, followed by leisure a nd hospitality, McCarty said. Most major employer categ ories, in fact, showed increases with the exception of manu facturing. Construction also continues to add jobs. That trend, however, could slow if the housing market declines as expected in coming months. The median price of a Florida single-family home rose by $2,000 to $175,000 in April, as UF econo mists expected; however, those price gains have slowed lately. Policy changes by the Federal Reserve, Federal Housing Administration and Fannie Mae could boost higher interest rates and hinder h ousing price gains even more. The more immediate drive r of the slowdown in housing is that prices have largely returned to their trend price, removing the effect of the housing bubble, McCarty said. We are now at a more sustainable housing price level, b ut if prices increase too rapidly they will become unaff ordable for a large demographic who, though employed, h ave lower-paying jobs than they had before the recession. In some markets, this has already happened. Many economists expect a correction in the stock market soon, although they disagree over when. We are past the duration of an average bull mark et, McCarty said. Florida investors should expect a pullback in the stock market as a natural part of the cycle. Inflation rose in April to a level more consistent with a growing economy. Florida gas p rices fell during May but are expected to increase to almost $ 4 per gallon before tapering off after Labor Day. Conducted May 1-22, the UF study reflects the responses of 402 individuals, representing a demographic crosssection of Florida. D etails of the survey can be found at www.bebr.ufl.edu/cci. 4A F RIDAY M AY 30, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Consumer sentiment down again Monkey BarrelChildrens Clothing & Toys C elebrating 18 years at The Spa & Shops904-261-0777 Sarah SmithDaughter of Jenni and Steve Smith G randdaughter of Pat Sterenberg Please Call:321.0626www .domesticdesignsinc.com FREE ESTIMATESLicensed Insured CCC1325504 CBC059801 N a s s a u C o u n t y s F i r s t C h o i c e Proudly Serving Nassau County Since 2001Locally owned & operatedA A s s a a n n O O w w e e n n s s C C o o r r n n i i n n g g P P r r e e f f e e r r r r e e d d C C o o n n t t r r a a c c t t o o r r , w w e e o o f f f f e e r r E E x x t t e e n n d d e e d d a a n n d d L L i i f f e e t t i i m m e e W W a a r r r r a a n n t t i i e e s sD D o o mesti mesti c c D D esigns esigns R R oofing oofing S S h h i i n n g g l l e e s s T T i i l l e e M M e e t t a a l l F F l l a a t t Main Beach Putt-PuttNew Owners, Frank and Janet Blake invite you tovisit the newly renovated facility now featuring Beach Bum Burgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, Drinks, etc, and Pirate Scoops Bluebell Ice Cream and Milkshakes. Watch for Daily Specials! Now Renting Bikes! Doubles Tournaments each Friday Night beginning May 30th. Join us daily from 10:00am to 9:00pm Sunday from 11:00am to 9:00pm 6North Fletcher Ave (Main Beach261-4443Puttputtflorida.com Licensed Insured BondedAffordable Hourly Rates! Call for a Free Home Assessment 904.277.0006www.bestfriendscompanioncare.com9North 14 Street Fernandina Beach, FloridaA H C A R e g i s t r a t i o n 2 3 2 1 5 6 & 2 9 9 9 9 4 2 4 3 Medication Management Sur gical W ound Car e Diabetic Management Bathing Dr essing Gr ooming Routine Lab W ork Monthly InjectionsBest Friends Companion C ar e pr ovides the kind of trusted in home car e for adults of all ages that helps them maintain full and independent lives, right in the comfort of their own home.Our nurses in your home The helpful place.Turner Ace Hardware2990 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904 www.turneraceflorist.net Discover truer, richer colors.And performance without compromise T hers more than monkey business going on at the Monkey Barrel in the Spa & Shops at Amelia Island Plantation. O wner Dina Martin offers a wide selection of items with little ones in mind. e carry a variety of clothes and toys from around the U.S. and some European countries as well. Martin worked in retail management after college. When she decided to open her own store, she took business development classes to familiarizeh erself with the business side of retailing. Dina chose to open a childrens store because she enjoyed working in retail and being around children. S he wanted to create a whimsical atmosphere in the shop using an animal that children could enjoy, soshe chose monkeys. W ith the help of family and friends, Monkey Barrel w as opened in March1996 and itsbeen a source o f fun and fulfillment ever since. s been great and my family loves to help me with unpacking inventory, merchandising and working/selling. Patrons will find clothing in sizes from newborn to size 10 for boys and size 14 for girls and a good selection of toys including puzzles, games, dolls, a ndcars as well as beach and pool toys, stuffed animals and arts and crafts kits. Business hours at Monkey Barrel are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visit with Dina and her staff Gwen, Kathy, Sally, Caroline and John William at92 Amelia Village. Check out their Facebook page or e-mail Dina at monkeybarrel96@comcast.net. Phone 261-0777Monkey Barrel 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 A1A scenic highway group meets June 9 T he A1A Oceans Islands Trail Corridor Advocacy Group is scheduled to meet June 9 at 3 p.m. at The Broward House, 9953 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville. The group is proceeding w ith scenic highway designation for A1A in NortheastF lorida, including Nassau County. Relevant documents, i ncluding the June 9 meeting agenda, are at www.nefrc.org/ pdfs/publicNotices/A1A%20Ap p /A1A_Scenic_Highway_Webp age_Copy%20Final.pdf. T hee is an online survey (http://surveys.verticalres ponse.com/a/show/317020/4 08106bdc4/0) to gather public impressions of the corridor and to help determine how to measure success. Please take it and share it. The following issues will be discussed June 9: What organizational structure will work best for the A1A Oceans Islands Trail Corrridor Advocacy Group as it enters the next phase? How will the necessary tasks be accomplished? How can the survey be distribured to everyone whoc ares about A1A? Who else does the group n eed to engage? Nominating Committee and Committee assignments History Focus: Buccaneer Trail A nyone with concerns or questions regarding access to t he meeting venue or materials, contact Margo Moehring at (904 mmoehring@nefrc.org or by mail at Northeast Florida Regional Council, 6850 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL, 32216.

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I have always enjoyed traveling. I still remember snippets from some of my trips with my parents, as most of us do. It was easy for me to enjoy traveling back then I played no part in t he logistics involved, not to mention the economics of thee ndeavor. Even when I grew older and had to make all of the planning and preparation for each trip, I still had that shiver of anticipation of the adventure yet to come. E ach restaurant, each motel, offered yet another discovery.T he theme and dcor of each place piqued my interest and imagination, and almost every menu made the cook in me ponder several of its offerings. Dont think Id put such a heavy sauce on that, or All it n eeds is whipped cream and sprinkles to finish it off proper-l y. Have you tried the worldfamous romaine soup at Chalet Suzanne down in Lake Worth? It was a gustatory experience never to be repeated. Ive sampled and liked squid, emu, o ctopus, bison and kangaroo. But I could not find it in me to try one restaurants eel appetizer, and one bite of calf tongue in another eatery was q uite enough, thank you. (It was j ust lying there on the plate, l ooking like a big, bovine Bleeaahh.) Several years ago, the Curtins found ourselves at the Swiss Chalet restaurant in Pecos, Texas. We were not only intrigued by its improbable name and a rchitecture, it was the only r estaurant open at 8 p.m. Since W iener schnitzel was on the menu, we thought we would continue the fantasy. I was astounded to discover that the schnitzel was delicious, but Ihad to ask our server to identify the deep-fried lumps accom-p anying it. I can honestly say that b efor e that evening, I had never eaten Wiener schnitzel with a side of fried okra. Maybe the owners wer e fr o m souther n Switzerland. The idiosyncrasies of the places Ive stayed are equally memorable. The old elevator in the Boone T aver n Hotel in Berea, Ky., is a wonderful, if creaky, return to the (very) early 20th century. I ve stayed in motels andh otels in Australia and Italy where I had to insert my key card in the light switch by the d oor in order to activate the electricity in the room. What ag reat idea. Just think how much money we could save if we used that device in America. Im sure that whoever pays the electric bill in your household would welcome this option. I could write volumes about t he bathrooms Ive encountered during my travels. I must admitt hat I think the commodes in America are rather uniform and boring when I compare them to my adventures with the necessaries in other countries. Some of these beauties have a simple handle, similar to their A merican cousins. Others have push buttons on the lids, which is very handy, but I always wonder where people keep their tissue boxes and magazines. M y favorite bathroom duri ng my most recent travel a dventure was in Frascati, a small Italian town about an hour out of Rome. Our lunchtime restaurant was in a building that was hundreds of years old, which was no surprise. It boasted a unisex bathroom that I s wear had started out as a b room closet. It was right by t he front door, so the whole restaurant could count how many trips I made. The commode was an older design, with the water tank up near the ceiling. I looked for the chain to pull, but had no luck. I finally found the small brass button set in the front wall of said tank. It was within reach, barely. I w ould have been in trouble if Id been a half an inch shorter. Lavatory is too grandiose a word for the miniscule bowl provided for me to wash my hands, and the good Lord knows they needed washing after patting every surface on and around that commode to f ind its flusher! A single faucet sprouted from the back of theb owl, but it had no handles for me to turn. That deficiency had me baffled until I noticed the pedal lurking by my right foot. I gently mashed it and a steady stream of lukewarm water came from the tap. What a hoot! Im p robably the only person in Fernandina Beach who has pho-t ographs of bathrooms in the family scrapbook. As fascinating as it is to discover the different and sometimes odd ways things are done in other parts of the world, there comes a time when even I am r eady to return to Paradise. Cute little bottles of complimentary toiletries no longer invite a sniff and bathroom fixtures designed by Rube Goldb erg no longer offer entertainm ent. Unfamiliar foods and s pices suddenly make me crave a big serving of U-peel-em Mayport shrimp. Perhaps one of the hidden perks of travel is that it makes us appreciate who we are and where we come from. As much a s I enjoyed three weeks of Continental breakfasts, I have g ladly returned to my bowl of Cheerios topped with Plant City strawberries. Were back in Paradise, T oto! CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY M AY 30, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CITY SIDEBAR C ara Curtin An Association organized exclusively to develop and sustain an interest, appreciation, and enjoyment in the visual arts of Nassau County, FL 904-261-7020 www.islandart.org Stained glass Jewelry Amelia Island artwork and photography, note cardsU U n n i i q q u u e e g g i i f f t t s s f f o o r r a a l l l l o o c c c c a a s s i i o o n n s s c c r r e e a a t t e e d d b b y y 2 2 7 7 l l o o c c a a l l a a r r t t i i s s a a n n s sOpen 10am to 6pm Closed Sunday 2245Sadler Road Fernandina Beach, FL 218A Ash StreetFernandina Beach, Florida 32034904.491.8040Visit Us atwww.ameliasanjongallery.com JOEWINSTONPOTTERYAVAILABLEat theISLANDARTGALLERY18N. 2nd Street Jswinston@bellsouth.net Discover Amelia Islands Art CommunityVisit all of these galleries & businesses todayContact CHRISTYBRASWELLat 904-261-3696for advertising information. It is with great pleasure that I announce that A. 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COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MAY30, 2014/NEWS-LEADER6A MILITARY NEWS ISLAND MARKETS Airman Christopher Kicker of the United States Navy graduated from Basic T raining at Naval Base Great Lakes, Ill., Nov. 1, 2013. Airman Kicker graduated from Basic Aircraft Electrician Course at NAS Pensacola. He will be reporting to VFA 106 at NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va., accompanied by his wife Brittany and daughter Grace. Airman Kicker is a graduate of Havelock High School, Havelock, N.C. He is the son of Paul and Cindy Kicker of Yulee. C AMPUS NOTES Alyson Kaywork of Fernandina Beach was among students honored recently with inclusion on CarsonNewman University's dean's list for the spring 2014 semester. Students earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours are awarded the distinction of dean's list honors. Clemson University has announced the names of local students who are on the dean's list for the spring 2014 semester. Among them were Rachel Elizabeth Gillespie of Fernandina Beach, who is majoring in psychology, and Christopher Joseph Keffer of Fernandina Beach, who is majoring in chemical engineering To be named to the dean's list, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. James Harmon of Fernandina Beach was named to the dean's list at Piedmont College after completing the r ecent spring semester with a grade-point average of 3.55 to 3.99. 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. 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C C o o u u r r a a g g e e i i s s c c e e n n t t r r a a l l t t o o t t h h e e m m o o r r a a l l l l i i f f e e b b e e c c a a u u s s e e i i t t r r e e q q u u i i r r e e s s c c o o u u r r a a g g e e t t o o s s p p e e a a k k u u p p f f o o r r w w h h a a t t i i s s r r i i g g h h t t . B B u u t t , w w e e s s h h o o u u l l d d r r e e m m e e m m b b e e r r a a l l s s o o t t o o b b e e c c i i r r c c u u m m s s p p e e c c t t a a b b o o u u t t o o u u r r c c r r i i t t i i c c i i s s m m . I I t t i i s s o o f f t t e e n n e e a a s s i i e e r r t t o o s s e e e e t t h h e e s s p p e e c c k k o o f f d d u u s s t t i i n n y y o o u u r r n n e e i i g g h h b b o o r r ' s s e e y y e e t t h h a a n n t t h h e e l l o o g g i i n n y y o o u u r r o o w w n n . C C h h r r i i s s t t o o p p h h e e r r S S i i m m o o n n Calling Out Evil Mr. and Mrs. SupernorS S u u p p e e r r n n o o r r G G i i l l e e s sKimberly K. Giles and Ken Supernor II of Yulee were married April 26, 2014, in Key W est. The bride is the daughter of Rhonda Olafson of Holmen, Wis. The groom is the son of Ken and Cheryl Supernor of Yulee. WEDDING Kicker It is salad season in the Southeast and many folks are thinking about squeezing into their bathing suits and hitting the surf and sand; salads are a great way to look and feel great for summer. At the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers' market several produce vendors offer everything you need for a delicious and healthy salad. Cabbage Creek Farm is located in northwest Nassau County between Cabbage Creek and the St. Marys River on beautiful, old pastureland. Farmers Ava and Nikoa want to bring good, local food to the community while enjoying a responsible way to make a living. As a sustainable small farm they use crop rotation, cover crops and green manures, compost and mulch to maintain the health of their soil. They do not use synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Spring crops include arugula, carr ots, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, radish, salad mix, Swiss chard and more. Bacon's Select Produce is a hydroponic family farm located in North Jacksonville. They raise lettuce, seedless cucumbers, specialty greens and herbs for the farmers' markets they attend. When you buy lettuce with the roots attached, your produce stays fresher longer when you put it in your crisper drawer at home. Kings Kountry Produce and Boatright Family Farms both bring a wide variety of produce that is delicious chopped up in a salad like onions and tomatoes, but when you add some of their fresh strawberries or blueberries, you are creating a whole new experience for your tastebuds. Cross Creek Honey sells delicious honey flavors that are spectacular when drizzled lightly over a fresh Florida salad and Joy of Garlic has introduced a new line of sugar-free salad dressings. These are just some of the nearly 30 vendors you will find in the Fernandina Beach Market Place. Music this week will be by Bruce Beville. The Market Place is located on North Seventh Street and is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m., every Saturday, rain or shine. Visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlac e.com or call 557-8229. The Amelia Farmers Market congratulates Chef Daven Wardynski on his r ecent victory at the Omni's Fish to Fork event. Wardynski outperformed other top chefs at the event by using top quality ingredients, many of which came from the market's artisan vendors. Winter Park Honey provided their top quality honey. Traders Hill Farm helped design an aquaponic greenhouse where he grows produce used at the event. The secret ingredient also came from the market organic blueberries from Jon at Meteor Street Produce. All around it was a great night for Wa r dynski and the Amelia Farmers Market. At the market every Saturday is Flagship Coffees, a micro-batch roaster of 100 percent organic Arabica coffee beans. They source by Direct Trade or Certified Fair T rade farms only. After roasting their beans they package them in 100 percent recyclable and compostable bags with the roast date so you know your coffee is as fresh as possible. Try their "Isle of Eight Flags" coffee, created with Amelia Island in mind. Also at the market May 31 will be Goodness Snow's Chocolates, which makes all their products from scratch using only Belgian cocoa beans. Their product line covers everything from chocolate dipped seasonal fruit to truffles in all types of flavors. Devi's Indian Cuisine offers authentic Indian food, including dhal-puri, dhokla and garlic naan, a leavened bread similar to flatbread that is great for sandwiches, pizzas or dipping in olive oil. Devi's also has hard to find produce such as Mung Bean sprouts. At Bottega by Liz you can pick up entrees and side dishes to pop in the oven or microwave and enjoy in no time. All dishes are made with only the freshest ingredients and the entrees change weekly. Fresh from the oven every Saturday are Spouse's fruit pastries, cinnamon buns, fruit-filled cobblers, mini-pies, muffins, sliced multi-grain and sourdough bread, focaccias and meat pies. And Simply Savory Gourmet Dips has over 30 different flavors, including Roasted Garlic and Herb, Crazy Good Crab Dip, Smokehouse Bacon & T omato, and their Sea Salt Caramel. Jon of Meteor Street Produce offers local, organic produce and fresh, organic herb plants that can be purchased whole or as clippings. He also has organic herbal teas and other dry goods. Sign up for the E-Mail Newsletter at www.ameliafarmersmarket.com. The Amelia Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. No pets, please. Call 491-4872 or visit www.ameliafarmersmarket. com. Ne w conductor tapped to lead JSOT The Jacksonville Symphony Association has named Courtney Lewis as its new music director, marking an exciting new era in artistic leadership of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. In his upcoming season as music director designate, Lewis is scheduled to conduct the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's opening concerts on Sept. 26 and 27, and on May 14 and 15, 2015. His first full season of conducting engagements begins in 2015-16. A rising star on the national scene, Lewis is r enowned for his clear artistic vision, subtle musicality, innovative programming and deep musical understanding. Lewis was recently appointed assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic and is co-founder and music director of Boston's acclaimed Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra. Embarking on his first music directorship of a leading American regional orchestra, the British conductor, born in Belfast, turned 30 years old on Thursday. Lewis made his major American orchestral debut in 2008 with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and has led orchestras throughout North America and abroad to wide acclaim. Martin F. Connor, chair and CEO of the Jacksonville Symphony Association, and David L. Pierson, president of the Jacksonville Symphony Association, presided over the announcement, which took place Wednesday on the Jacoby Symphony Hall stage at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. "We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Courtney Lewis as music director," said Connor. "This begins an exciting new era for Jacksonville, both in enhancing the orchestra's artistic excellence and bringing music into the community in ways that extend far beyond the concert hall." "I thank the wonderful musicians of the Jacksonville Symphony for entrusting me with their artistic leadership. I have thought about our concerts together every day since my visit in March and I know that we will inspire each other to new heights," said Lewis. "I'm also delighted to be here in spectacular Jacoby Symphony Hall, which will now be my home in which to make music with this great orchestra." For his concerts in the upcoming season, Lewis has programmed two blockbuster works that showcase the depth and power of the orchestra. He will conduct Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique" on Sept. 26 and 27 and Bartok's "Concerto for Orchestra" on May 14 and 15, 2015. Plans for the 2015-16 season are already under way. "I'm incredibly excited about planning our first full season together in 2015-16 and can't wait to share many masterpieces with you, both new and familiar," said Lewis. Lewis said that his role with the Jacksonville Symphony will be to build on the achievements of outgoing Music Director Fabio Mechetti, by continuing to bring the orchestra to new levels of artistic and technical excellence, and to broaden the orchestra's repertoire. He also looks forward to leading the development of new connections between the orchestra and the Jacksonville community, by continuing to enrich the lives of concert-goers and finding new ways of introducing the power and passion of classical music to newcomers. A passionate advocate of music education and community participation, Lewis's arrival will be a catalyst in broadening Jacksonville's cultural landscape. "My decision to come to Jacksonville is as much about the community as it is about the orchestra, whicah can only exist with a strong community behind it." In Boston, Lewis leads the youthful and dynamic Discovery Ensemble, dedicated to concerts at the highest level of musical excellence, and bringing live music into the least privileged parts of Boston with workshops in local schools. He has served as associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra and was a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra music director selection process began more than two years ago. The nine-member search committee was co-chaired by Jacksonville Symphony Board Member Mary Carr Patton and Jacksonville Symphony Principal Tubist James E. Jenkins. Lewis was one of eight guest conductors who led the JSO this past season, each being considered for the music director position. Lewis succeeds Fabio Mechetti, whose tenure with began in 1999. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, he is the eighth music director to lead the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in its 65-year history. For further informationabout the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra or to purchase tickets, log on to JaxSymphony.org or call (904) 354-5547. PHOTO COURTESY OF JAXSYMPHONY PRThe Jacksonville Symphony Association has named Courtney Lewis as its new music director. The British conductor, born in Belfast, turned 30 years old on Thursday. 802 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach Reservations Recommended 904-310-6049 www.ameliaIslandDavids.com

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P resident Obama held a press conference last week to express his outrage overr epor ts that the V eterans Administration was routinely delaying treatment to veterans, with some veterans even dying while on alleged secret waiting lists. The president said that, if these allegations prove to be tr ue, it is dishonorable, it is dis graceful and I will not tolerate it, period. He vowed that, together with Congr ess, he would make sur e were doing right by our veterans across the board. The president is right to be upset over the mistreatment of U.S. military veterans, especially those whor etur n home with so many physical and mental injuries. Veterans should not be abused when they seek the tr eatment pr omised them when they enlisted. But his outrage over mili tary abuse is selective. He ignores the most egregious abuse of the U.S. ar med for ces: sending them of f to fight, become maimed and die in endless conflicts overseas that have no connection to U.S. national security. It is ironic that the same week the pr esident condemned the alleged mistreatment of veterans by the VA, he announced that he was sending 80 ar med tr oops to Chad to help look for a group of girls kidnapped by the Nigerian Islamist organization Boko Haram. Is there any mistreatment worse than sending the U.S. militar y into a violent and unstable part of the world to conduct a sear ch operation that is in no way connected to the defense of the United States? As Judge Andrew Napolitano said last week, Feeling sorry for somebody is not a sufficient basis for sending American men and women into harms way W e ar e naturally upset over reports that Nigerian girls have been kidnapped by this armed Islamist or ganization. Unfor tunately, cruel and unjust acts are committed worldwide on a regular basis. What the media is not reporting about this terrible situation, however is that it was U.S. interventionism itself that str engthened Boko Haram, and inad ver tently may have even helped the kidnappers commit their crime. Back in early 2012, just months after the U.S.-led attack on Libya over thr ew Gaddafi and plunged the countr y into chaos, the UN issued a report warning about the proliferation of weapons from that bombed out country. UN investigators found eight months before the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi that, Some of the weapons ... could be sold to ter r orist gr oups like al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghr eb, Boko Haram or other criminal organizations. The U.S., NATO, and the UN are guilty of creating the unrest currently engulfing much of northern Africa, as they all pushed lies to pr o mote an attack on Libya that destabilized the r egion. Now the pr esident is launching an inter vention in Chad and Nigeria to solve the pr oblems created by his own intervention in Libya. This pattern is the same in places like Ukraine, where the U.S.backed coup in February has led to chaos and unrest that leads to even mor e inter vention, including NA TO s saber -rattling on the Russian bor der Has anyone in the Administration or Congress ever considered that interventionism itself might be the real problem? In the wake of Memorial Day, we should r emember that though the VAs alleged abuse and neglect of U.S. veterans is scandalous, the worse abuse comes fr om a pr esident and a compliant Congr ess that send the U.S. military to cause harm and be harmed overseas in undeclared, unnecessary and illegal interventions. The best way to honor the U.S. militar y is to honor the Constitution, and to keep in mind the wise advice of our Founding Fathers to avoid all for eign inter ventionism. Ron Paul is a for mer Congressman and Presidential candidate. He can be reached at RonPaulChannel.com. This column is distributed solely by Cagle Cartoons. S S i i d d e e w w a a l l k k T T h h a a t t N N e e v v e e r r W W a a s s T here has never been a sidewalk on t he west side of the Marina Restaurant b uilding. Period, end of conversation! While we in America cherish the right to our own opinion such constitutional rights to free speech do not extend to facts. The facts are real, established forever. They are not subject to interpretation by some jackleg publishero r her cronies, or even the owner of a r estaurant, who get to make unsub s tantiated claims over the one-time existence of something that never was. Y o u have hear d of the migration of the Loch Ness monster to the Amelia River, havent you? You can only see her fr om the top deck of the Salty Pelican though, just like the Sidewalk to Nowhere. Ther e ar e people out ther e who t hink that all that glitters is gold. They are selling this Sidewalk to Nowher like it tr u ly existed. I have never met (the writereading her letter (May 23) I hear the words of (former mayor) Susan Steger and her confederacy of conspirators. They made much ado trying to tie the lady in the wheelchair that fell on the railr oad tracks to the p r operty adjacent to the Marina Restaurant building. Turns out she was nowher e near the sidewalk of their fantasies but why waste a good chance to slander someone? By the way, it is the Duryea Building, named after an American veteran who built it without hollow promises from a city manager, who, like the confederacy knew not w hat he spoke of regarding the proper ty in question. (The letter writer sidewalk pr oject having been approved but later r ecognizes that the title to the land is still subject to litigation. If our city gover nment is appr oving the expenditure of our tax dollars on projects wher e the title is in question they should be r emoved fr om of f ice. That is a concept I am sure is clear to Ms. Steger and Michael Czymbor, the former city manager who made promises he had no ability to carry out. The title search Czymbor secured fr om a family member of the pr oper ty owners who sold to the Salty Pelican was inconclusive. Whether a title com pany could or would have had a dif ferent opinion is the great unknown. What we do know is there is litigation pending because documents that have been acknowledged to exist by prior city attorneys are nowhere to be found. Another by the way , at least one city attorney in the past acknowledged the city had no ownership inter est because of the natur e of the actions taken back in the s or s by a commission that ceded the property in question. I am yet to understand why this uproar by the confederacy to create a sidewalk from Centre Street to the doors of the Salty Pelican even exists. T he owners bought property they k new was not connected to Centre S treet. They had no title or claim to take the property that existed between their doors and Centre Street yet they built anyway. I would bet they ignored the advice of experts on the issue and instead followed not their heads but pursued a path they wanted to exist. Al ittle bit of historical research would tell t he people involved what they are seei ng is not what they want it to be. But, like so much that went on under the dir ection of Steger and Czymbor, the facts didnt matter. They would make their own truth, such as the one that budgets are fluid and flexible living things subject to change all the time.F or instance, how much of the parking m eter money was designated to bala nce the Steger/Czymbor budget? How much has ever been collected? I have to believe Steger has an almost all-consuming interest in seeing this Sidewalk that Never Was built since it all came about on her watch as mayor. I predict (the letter writert he others in the confederacy will soon a dopt a motto fitting of what they have b een attempting to accomplish Damn the truth, full speed ahead. John Joseph Cascone Fer nandina Beach Y Y o o u u c c a a n n t t m m a a k k e e t t h h i i s s u u p p A recent front-page article in this n ewspaper r epor ted that after five y ears of planning the Waterfront Advisor y Group (W.A.G.) has come up with a plan to expand waterfront parking in the citys historic district. They are calling it the WAG plan. In the book of acronyms, W.A.G. stands for Wild Ass Guess. T her e seems to be a lot of flak about a fast-food restaurant illegally changing the message on its electr onic sign more than once a day. A woman wrote to this newspaper and stated that studies prove that electronic signs distract drivers and cause car accidents. I haven t noticed this sign, per haps I was too busy dodging boot-toting firemen soliciting donations and kids on the street corner waving CAR WASH TODA Y signs. Nassau County Commissioners have yet to approve an ordinance allowing dogs at outdoor cafes. It seems they are concerned about sanitary conditions, hygiene and bad behavior A few nights ago I went to a popular Nassau County restaurant to pick up m y to-go order. As I waited in the outdoor seating area, I noticed a young couple with their 3-year-old son and infant daughter. Their son was running from table to table throwing french fries while yelling french flies. Their daughter cried uncontrollably while her mother changed her diaper in their booth. When I returned to my car I was gr eeted by my tail-wagging Chihuahua who had silently waited my r etur n. I patted him on the head and said, Im sor r y Taco, but you are not well-mannered enough to be present where people are dining. It seems quite a few people are upset at the Sons of the Confederacy for having a man wielding bullwhips and wearing a black Colonel Sanders outfit march with them in the Shrimp Festival parade. The whipwielder supposedly r epr esents southern plantation owners who whipped their slaves. The Sons are accused of being racially insensitive, acting in poor taste and promoting inflammatory stereotypes. That reminds me, next Tuesday at the Atlanta Braves game, t he first 5,000 fans who enter the stadium get a free foam rubber tomahawk. David Fashingbauer Fernandina Beach B B u u l l l l w w h h i i p p If you pick up the May 23 issue of the News-Leader watch out for the spittle when you tur n to the opinion page, as you can almost see it spewing out of the mouth of the paper s occasional op-ed writer Joe Palmer as he wildly lashes out at those who failed to see what he saw during the Shrimp Festival parade, Thursday, May 1, and that is a black-clad Colonel Sanders dressed in rich plantation master attire. In an ir rational and crazed keyboar d frenzy Mr. Palmer declared whips as symbols of slaver y and bigotr y equal to bur ning cr osses, Ku Klux Klan night riders, etc., and referred to those that disagree with what he saw in the parade as local bigots and rubes. I watched the parade with friends, family and strangers and we all saw a guy clad in black wearing a cowboy h at and work boots cracking a whip, and didnt for an instant think Hey, there goes Colonel Sanders off to lash some slaves. The parade guy with the whip even said that he was dressed as a Florida cracker cattle drover, and nothing else, but Mr. Palmer s rant argues otherwise implying, Who ya gonna believe, me, or your lying eyes? While herding cattle, drovers used whips because that is what got the attention of the cattle as they wer e moved from pasture to watering hole, etc, and thats why they were called bull whips and not slave whips. I suggest that the kids manning the local Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises take all the necessar y pr ecau tions if they see a wild-eyed Mr. Palmer headed their way as their beloved colonel is enemy number one in his eyes and their headsets will soon be screaming with cries of clean up in the drive through. Dave Scott Fenandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE I turned 60 a few days ago. I dreaded it. Its like jumping into cold water. It takes your breath away for a moment and then you adjust a nd get used to it. My wife and kids and friends threw me a b irthday party at a local eatery. I told everyone that I really didnt need anything but reassurances Im not turning into an old fart. They surprised me anyway and gave me some nice gifts some clothes befitting my slimmeddown frame and waistline, a neat pair of swim trunks that isnt fat-boy-sized, some new deck s hoes, which is my second footwear of choice and some nice new flip flops, which is my prim ary footwear of choice. And of course some great cards. One of them was particularly hilarious. Rock bands for people our age. Number One: Earth, Wind and Fiber. Number Two: Grateful Im Not Dead. And the list goes on. But my biggest birthday surprise came f rom my eye doctor a couple of days later. My contact lenses and glasses have been increasi ngly inadequate lately. My eyes get tired when I read. My distance vision has gotten downright scary. I cant judge distances very well so I drive with my face pressed ever closer to the windshield like an elderly pensioner in a St. Petersburg retirement community and my night vision is getting bad. Hmmm. Are t hose headlights 100 feet away or a mile away? I cant tell so there I sit till I can no longer see h eadlights coming at all, sometimes to the great annoyance of drivers behind me. So, after a thorough eye exam that went on for better than an hour, my eye doctor made his pronouncements. Mr. Palmer, y ou have cataracts in both eyes, a freckle down inside y our right eyeball also known in medical terms as a benign whatchamacallit and your corneas have taken on a slight yellowish tint. My failing vision at night is part and parcel of the yellow tinted c ornea, which apparently acts like sunglasses worn at night a nd doesnt let enough light in to see effectively. Huh? What causes that, doc. Well, he went on, Id say from looking at you that youre either a surfer, a boater, a fisherman or all three. Bingo, I replied. So heres the skinny. Too much sun e xposure not only can cause skin cancer, it can also play havoc with your eyes, i.e., the y ellowish tinting of my corneas and the cataracts, which yes, not only aging eyes but excessive sun worship without protective eyewear can apparently cause, or at least greatly contribute to. The freckle on the eyeball is apparently common but bears monitoring since 1 in every 2 50,000 cases or so can develop into a malignant melanoma. Gulp! My wife is a radiation t herapist and Im keenly aware of the M-word and all its scary ramifications. In that scenario, radiation therapy of the cancer in the eye or outright eyeball removal, which maybe wouldnt be so bad since Im a pirate and would then have a legitimate reason to rock a black eye p atch. That or have a glass eye, which I could pop out at the dinner table to the horror or a musement of my grandkids, whore already convinced that money grows in their heads because Papas always fishing quarters and wadded up dollar bills out of little ears. So the verdict is this, quoth the eye specialist. We can keep changing your contact and glasses prescriptions frequently or you can h ave cataract surgery. The cataract surgery has the added benefit of eliminating that pesky y ellow sun visor on my corneas. And the really good news is that with the implanted lenses along with the surgery, I probably wont have to wear glasses or contacts, which themselves are the bane of my existence because I have deep set eyes and fingers the size of Oscar Mayer hotdogs. Getting them in and out is an e xercise in painful futility without the assistance of my wife. I opted for the surgery and will have it soon. So here it is, my friends and neighbors on the cusp of old age. Parts do wear out but luckily, more and more, they can be replaced with better parts. I used to have better than 20-20 vision. Now I have a restriction on my drivers license, damn my eyes. But it beats the alternative. A ny day this side of the grass is a great day. Welcome to Club 60. treysurf@comcast.net CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY M AY 30, 2014 OPINION News-Leader Welcome to Club 60 NA TE BEELER/THE COLUMBUS (OHIO A TCH. F LORIDA S O LDEST W EEKLY N EWSPAPER 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. M ALOY J R ., P UBLISHER M ICHAEL P ARNELL E DITOR M IKE H ANKINS A DVERTISING D IRECTOR R OBERT F IEGE P RODUCTION D IRECTOR B OB T IMPE C IRCULATION D IRECTOR A NGELINE M UDD B USINESS O FFICE M ANAGER S I P E RRY A S SISTANT E D ITOR B ETH J ONES S PORTS E DITOR D INK N E S MITH P RESIDENT T OM W OOD C HAIRMAN CUP OF J OE Joe Palmer VIEWP OINT / R ON P A UL / F ORMER C ONGRE SSMAN Military abuse worse than VA scandal The most egregious abuse of the U.S. armed forces: sending them off to fight, become maimed and die in endle ss conf licts o ver seas that have no connection to U.S. national security.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MAY30, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 8A Florida State's D.J. Stewart was named a semifinalist for the 2014 Golden Spikes Award, as announced by USA Baseball T uesday. Stewart is one of 21 student-athletes from around the country honored as semifinalists for the 37th Golden Spikes Award, presented to the top amateur baseball player in the U.S. GoldenSpikesAward.com powered by MLB Advanced Media will once again be the online home for the award. The website features content devoted exclusively to the GSA, including news, voting history, past winner photo galleries and photographs and biographical information for the 2014 semifinalists. Fans can follow online at Golden SpikesAward.com as the list of 21 players is narrowed to a group of finalists Tuesday. Stewart, who garnered All-ACC honors for the second year in a row, became the seventh Seminole in school history to garner Player of the Year accolades. He is the first Seminole to win the award since James Ramsey took home the individual honor in 2012. Stewart has also been named a semifinalist for the 2014 Dick Howser Trophy. The sophomore outfielder finished the r egular season ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in nine offensive categories while leading the league in average (.362), on-base percentage (.478) and slugging percentage (.588) and tied in RBI (47) and doubles (19). Stewart finished league play hitting .388 with 11 doubles, four home runs and 30 RBI in 26 games. The Yulee native sits second on the team in both multi-hit (19) and multiRBI (12) games. He has recorded a careerhigh four hits three times in 2014. Stewart has reached base safely in 50 of the 51 games in which he has played this year. USA Baseball officials will announce the list of finalists for the 2014 Golden Spikes Award on Tuesday, June 3. To select the finalists, the list of semifinalists is sent to a voting body consisting of past Golden Spikes Award winners, past USA Baseball National Team coaches and press officers, members of media that closely follow the amateur game, select professional baseball personnel, and current USA Baseball staff, r epresenting a group of more than 200 voters in total. Fan voting will once again be a part of the Golden Spikes Award in 2014. This announcement officially marks the opening of voting for amateur baseball fans from across the country on GoldenSpikesAward. com. As part of this selection process, all voters will be asked to choose three players from the list of names. Voting will be open through today.SCOTT MIKELSON/SPECIALThe start of the one-mile swim Saturday in the 2014 Ed Gaw Amelia Island Open Water Challenge. The money raised from the event helps individuals pay for aquatic programs they may not be able to afford through the city of Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation Department.Yulees Stewart a semifinalist for Golden Spikes H20 CHALLENGE ITS A WRAPThe Dragons rec ently wrapped up their U10 spring season with Amelia Island Youth Soccer. The team includes Luke Dickinson, Chris Kopinski, Matthew W iley, Eric Good, Charlee Alboher, Starlyn W ootton, Lauren Johnson, Brady Nowell and Coach Stacy Wootton. Not pictured: Kevin Addison and Chandler Beckham.SUBMITTED L adies golf tournament raises $13,000A first of its kind local allfemale golf tournament raised $13,000 to help girls living with the leading genetic cause of severe neurological impairment in females. On May 17, the Newcomers Ladies Golf Club of Amelia Island hosted the inaugural Penny Briggs Memorial Ladies Nine-Hole T ournament and Golf Attire Fashion Show to benefit Girl Power 2 Cure. Girl Power 2 Cure is a nationally recognized nonprofit created by a local family to raise funds and awareness for Rett Syndrome. Girls with Rett are born healthy. They learn to walk and talk. When Rett Syndrome strikes in the toddler years, parents watch helplessly as their daughters regress; eventually losing the ability to speak, walk and take care of their most basic needs. The money raised from the tournament will fund continued research for Rett Syndrome, which has been r eversed in the lab and has potential to be the first curable neurological disorder. Mary Ellen Carroll, chairman of the event, met Ingrid Harding, founder of Girl Power 2 Cure, while dining at an Amelia Island eatery. "I was so inspired by the compassion and love this family demonstrated for their sweet special needs little girl," Carroll said. "Once I heard their story, I knew I had to do something. My friend, Penny Briggs, always welcomed new residents with open arms; just as this family welcomed me into their life by sharing the story of Rett Syndrome and how it has impacted the life of their Rett girl, Sarah." Carroll added that although she met the Harding family more than two years ago, she never forgot the bond she witnessed between Sarah and her big brother. "This young man had such a heartfelt, positive attitude SUBMITTEDLinda Campbell, Tricia Williams, Llona Meaux, Pam Vieser, Mary Ellen Carroll, Patty Sciarini, Diane Boyd, Barb Shuta and Janet Hughes participated in the Penny Briggs Memorial Ladies Nine-Hole Golf Tournament. SPORTS SHORTSF 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 P P o o p p W W a a r r n n e e r rFernandina Beach Pop Warner football and cheerleader registration is now open for the 2014 season. Visit www. leaguelineup.com for additional information.G G u u n n s s & & H H o o s s e e s s c c h h a a r r i i t t y y s s o o f f t t b b a a l l l l g g a a m m e eThe second annual Fernandina Beach-Nassau County Guns &Hoses charity softball game will be held May 31 at the Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex on Bailey Road. Festivities start at 11:30 a.m. and opening ceremony is at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5; kids 12 and under free.K K i i d d s s f f i i s s h h i i n n g g c c l l i i n n i i c cThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Fort Clinch State Park is partnering with the Friends of Fort Clinch, Inc., Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and Fish Florida to conduct a Kids’Fishing Clinic May 31 to teach lessons on knot tying, fishing ethics, tackle, habitat, casting and more. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the state park pier. The clinic is open to children ages five to 15 and will be held on the Atlantic Fishing Pier at Fort Clinch State Park. The first 500 kids will take home their own rod and reel combo. Afree hot dog lunch will be provided to every participant. Bring your family to enjoy a fun day of saltwater fishing. For additional information, contact the park at 277-7274 or visit www.floridastate parks.org.I I n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n c c e e 5 5 K KOn July 4, the Vida Race Series sixth annual Independence 5K will take place at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Afavorite of runners, participants can race, run or walk through the shaded, tree-canopied resort. Additionally, a one-mile Youth Fun Run will be held immediately after the 5K is finished, so pint-size junior family members can join in the fun. This year’s race will be chip timed. The courses will begin and end at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park parking lot, next to the Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast Highway. Check-in and day-of-registration is from 6:45-7:45 a.m. The races begin at 8 a.m. Youth Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. A wards will be given out to the top overall male and female and the top three male and female winners in 14 age categories. All children in the fun run get an award for finishing. Pre-register by mail (forms can be found on AmeliaIslandRunners.com); in person (forms are available at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Health & Fitness Center and the McArthur Family YMCA); or register directly online at Active.com. Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child (12 and under). Make checks out to Vida Fitness. Pre-registration closes July 3 at 9 a.m. Day-of registration checks and cash only will be accepted. All pre-registered participants receive a goody bag, which will include one race T-shirt and surprises from race sponsors. B B o o w w l l i i n n g g l l e e a a g g u u e e s sA senior league bowling is offered at 9:30 a.m. W ednesdays at Nassau Bowling off US 17 in Yulee. The group also meets for Christian league at 6 p.m. Thursdays. when interacting with his sister. His love for Sarah is what compelled the Newcomers Ladies Golf Club of Amelia Island to move forward and sponsor this event to raise money for Sarah and others like her," Carroll said. Every 90 minutes another girl is born with Rett Syndrome. Since 2006, Girl Power 2 Cure has been working to find the girls and women trapped inside their physical prisons, help them and their families and fund the cure for this potentially r eversible disorder. GP2C founder Ingrid Harding says she is thrilled with the results of this first Penny Griggs Memorial Golf Tournament. "I can't thank the Newcomers Ladies Golf Club enough," she said. "I think Penny Briggs, who so recently lost her battle with cancer, must have smiled on her team. That and the ladies' hard work made this inaugural tournament a greater success than I could have imagined. I am so grateful to them." For information, go to gp2c.org.N N A A M M I I g g o o l l f f t t o o u u r r n n e e y yNassau County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Fernandina Beach Golf Club announce the fourth annual Doug Morris Memorial Golf T ournament at 9 a.m. June 21. The tournament is open to all players or teams, men and ladies. The cost is $80 per person and includes cart, green fees, range balls, food, raffle and prizes. Special contests and prizes include a $1,000 putting contest, Nike Distance Challenge and Southpaw Long Putt. For information call 3103175 or 277-1886. Send inquiries to NassauNAMI Florida@ gmail.com. The proceeds from the fundraiser will go to provide educational services, support groups, emergency medication assistance, toiletries, shoes and advocacy services to residents in Nassau County with a chronic mentalhealth diagnosis.N N o o r r t t h h H H a a m m p p t t o o n nThe Golf Club of North Hampton will be hosting the North Hampton Invitational July 26-27. The 36-hole event will be a two-person team gross format. Saturday will be a best ball of two and Sunday is a twoplayer scramble. Flights will be established based on the total team handicap. All handicaps will be verified at your club. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Yulee High School boys and girls golf teams and help with their needs for golf bags, equipment and uniforms. Greens fees, cart fees, practice balls, flight prizes, proximity contests, a skins game and players cookout are included in the $300 per team entry fee. Stop by the North Hampton golf shop for an entry form. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9AFRIDAY, MAY30, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader SUBMITTEDSavannah Bean, left, and Natalia Janzen of Fernandina Beach compete on a traveling volleyball team, the 17 T igers Wild with the Instinct Volleyball Club Jacksonville. The girls recently competed in the Florida Girls Junior Regional Volleyball Championship Tournament, taking second place and claiming the silver medal. Janzen was awarded the Golden Paw as the most valuable player and Bean was awarded the Lion Hart for the best team spirit at a recent awards banquet.TIGERS WILD RECREATION ROUNDUPFERNANDINABEACH PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT For more information, log onto www.fbfl.us. OPEN ADULTVOLLEYBALL at Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-9 p.m. $2/day City resident, $5 Non-City. YOUTH VOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. For school and club teams. Players must have adult coach or adult supervision. Please call at least 24 hours in advance: 310-3353. $2/day City resident, $5 Non-City. OPEN INDOOR SOCCER at Peck Gym Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. $2 City residents, $5 NonCity. OPEN BASKETBALLat Peck Gym Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. 5:45 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. 2 p.m., based on court availability. SOCCER MADE IN AMERICACAMPJune 23-27 at the Fernandina Beach Athletic Complex on Bailey Road. 9 a.m. to noon each day. Professional soccer trainng, covering technical and tactical skills, for players of all skill levels. Open to boys and girls ages 4 17. Each participant will receive a certificate of achievement and camp t-shirt. Special contests throughout the week, including: Most Creative Player; Shoot Out; and Juggling. All participants should bring soccer balls, water, and shin guards. $155 first family member, $145 second family member. Register at the Atlantic Center through June 21. For more information on Soccer Made In America, log onto www.smia.com FITNESS AREAS • Weight Room/Cardio Area at Peck Gym. Free weights, selectorized equipment, Star Trac treadmills, Precor elliptical machines, Schwinn bikes. Ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 with adult supervision; ages 16-17 unsupervised but with waiver signed by parent or guardian). Open Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 11:00am-7:00pm, Tuesday & Friday from 11:00am-9:00pm. Atlantic Fitness Room at the Atlantic Center. Precor treadmills and elliptical machines, Star Trac bikes, Hammer Strength plate loaded fitness machines, and Magnum Fitness Biangular Series machines. Ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 with adult supervision; ages 16-17 unsupervised but with waiver signed by parent or guardian). Open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily/monthly fitness area fees: City residents $3/day; $25/month; $75/four (4) months; $180/twelve (12) months. NonCity residents: $5/day; $31/month; $94/four (4) months; $225/twelve (12) months. Daily fees and memberships are valid at both fitness areas. PERSONALFITNESS TRAINING. Available at Atlantic Fitness Room or Peck Gym with Jay Robertson, ISSACertified Personal Fitness Trainer, Performance Nutritionist, and Specialist in Fitness for the Older Adult. $30 per session, $75/week (3 sessions), $200/month (2 sessions/week for 4 weeks). Monthly packages include dietary analysis and food program. Call Jay at 904-310-3361 to schedule a free introductory appointment. MAHARAJ TENNIS at Central Park Tennis courts • Summer Junior Clinics schedule through July 31 (MondayThursday): Level 1 (Tuesday/ Thursday from 10:30-11:15 a.m., ages 4-8) and Level 2 (Tuesday/ Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to noon, ages 6-10) $12/week City residents, $16 Non-City. Level 3 (Monday/Wednesday from 10:301 1:30 a.m., ages 8-12) $16/ week City residents, $20 NonCity. Level 4 (Tuesday/Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m., ages 10-14) $24/week City residents, $30 Non-City. Level 5 (Monday/Wednesday from 4-6 p.m., ages 11-17 — high school and USTAtournament players) $32/week City residents, $40 Non-City. Junior clinics’instructor: Rod Gibson, USPTA1 (904-891-6927, rodgibsontennis@gmail.com) • Adult clinics (Monday-Thursday and Saturday): Stroke Clinics — Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m. (2.5-3.0) and 9-10:30 a.m. (3.03.5). Intermediate Drills Clinics (3.0-3.5) Tuesdays from 8:30-10 a.m.; Thursdays from 9-10:30 a.m.; and Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. Intermediate/Advanced Drills Clinics (3.5-4.0) — Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Men’s Doubles Clinic (3.5-4.0) Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. $10/person/ hour for 1-hour clinics and $15/person for 1 1/2 hours clinics. Pre-registration required (minimum of three persons/clinic). • Private lessons can be scheduled with Head Professional V ishnu Maharaj or an Assistant Professional. $60/hour with Head Professional, $50/hour with Assistant Professional. Customized clinics also available. To register for Junior or Adult clinics or for more information, email michelemaha@msn.com or call 548-1472. Schedule and description of clinics available at the Atlantic Center or on the City’s website: www.fbfl.us Central Park tennis court gate keys can be checked out at the Atlantic Center with a $5 deposit. Deposits are refundable if keys are returned within one year. Atlantic Center hours: MondayFriday from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.. AQUATICS AQUA1 and DEEPWATER AEROBICS at Atlantic Pool. Aqua 1 (shallow water) classes are Monday Friday from 10-10:55 a.m. Deep Water classes (aqua fitness belts required) are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11-11:55 a.m. and T uesdays and Thursdays from 99:55 a.m. Monthly, one class/day: $50 City residents $63 Non-City residents. Monthly, two classes/day: $60 City residents, $75 Non-City. $5/day for one class City residents, $6 Non-City. $10/day for two classes City resident, $12 Non-City. PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS. Ages 2 two adults. 30-minute single session: $20 City resident, $25 Non-City. 4pack: $60 City resident, $75 NonCity. 8-pack: $100 City resident, $125 Non-City. Schedule lessons at the Atlantic Center. SUMMER JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAMS • Introductory Junior Lifeguard Program (pools) offered on the following dates: June 2-6 or July 7-11 for ages 8-11; June 16-20 or July 21-25 for ages 12-15. Meet at the Atlantic Center pool. $120 City residents, $150 Non-City. Register at the Atlantic Center. • Junior Beach Guard Program (ages 10-15) offered on the following dates: June 9-13; June 23-27; July 14-18; and July 28-Aug. 1. This program is administered through Fernandina Beach Ocean Rescue. $150 City residents, $187 Non-City. Register for either of these programs at the Atlantic Center. “LEARN TO SWIM” PROGRAM SUMMER SWIMMING LESSONS. Registration now at the Atlantic Center. Levels 1 and 2 (one-week courses): $40 City residents, $50 Non-City. Levels 3 and 4 (two-week courses): $55 City residents, $68 Non-City. Morning classes at Atlantic Pool; evening classes at MLK, Jr. Pool. Full schedule available at the Atlantic Center. Free evening lessons available to qualified individuals with proper paperwork. Inquire at the Atlantic Center. SCUBACLASSES at Atlantic Pool • DISCOVER SCUBAEXPERIENCE/BUBBLE BLOWERS PROGRAM: Aoneto two-hour introductory experience that consists of a short classroom session and trying scuba in our pool with a PADI Instructor. Ages 8 and up. $50/person City residents, $62 Non-City. Scheduled at your convenience. JUNIOR CAMPSL 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 today. 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 8:308:55 a.m. on the first day of camp. Contact Schreiber at (904) 635-2612.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 2-9 with a minimum of one season experience playing on an organized basketball team may register at either local club beginning Monday. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon daily under the leadership of Jacob Nantz, basketball coach at Fernandina Beach High School. Registration fee is $40 but registration will close after the first 40 players apply. The club will also offer a summer camp for ages 6-18. Arts, sports, technology lab, field trips and special projects will be capped by the annual summer carnival. This camp is offered at the Nassauville location and in Fernandina Beach on Lime Street. Visit either club or call 261-1075 or 491-9102.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 T-shirt. Checks should be made payable to Nassau County School Board.G G o o l l f f a a t t O O m m n n i iOmni Amelia Island Plantation will hold a Junior Golf Academy summer series with six weekly sessions available for children ages 8-17, who will have the opportunity to work with professional coaches to improve their golf skills. Sessions are June 3-6, June 17-20, July 1-4, July 29-Aug. 1, Aug. 12-15 and Aug. 26-29. Cost is $200 per week, $75 per individual day. Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers will work on full swing and short game with on-course playing and video analysis. Snacks will be provided. Miniature putt championship challenge on the final day. Hat and shirts are provided for campers. Students may bring their own clubs but clubs will be provided. Students walk the course; a lightweight carry bag is required. Students must bring their own golf balls for the course; range balls will be provided for practice. For information, call the pro shop at 277-5907, email mblock@omnihotels. com or visit OakMarshOceanLinks.com.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 615. 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 www.fernandinahigh.com /sports/baseball or at the school office. Call 261-5713 or Coach Ken Roland at 556-1163.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.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. Ages 3-4 will attend from 9-11 a.m.; cost is $70. School-age children go from 9 a.m. to noon; cost is $80. Cash only. Register first day at 8:30 a.m.D D o o n n o o v v i i n n D D a a r r i i u u s s f f o o o o t t b b a a l l l lA two-day football camp, directed by former all pro NFLplayer Donovin Darius will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 1415 for ages 5-14 at the Yulee Sports Complex. Register online at dariusnextleveltraining.com or call (904) 2903320 for information.Y Y u u l l e e e e c c h h e e e e r r c c a a m m p pThe Yulee Cheer Camp for beginners and experienced cheerleaders ages 515 will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 14-15 at the Yulee Sports Complex. For details, visit www.yaahornets.com or call Kelly Dikun at (904) 477-6692 or Tammy Peacock at (404) 402-9173. SUBMITTEDThe Lady Pirate Soccer Camp for boys and girls entering grades 2-9 will be held Monday through Thursday at the Ybor Alvarez fields.

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10A F RIDAY M AY 30, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Are we ready for hurricane season? American Shore & Beach Preservation Association For coastal communities a cross the nation (especially those in the Atlantic and Gulf c oasts), June 1 holds a special place on the calendar the official start of hurricane season. While hurricanes and coastal storms can strike any time of y ear, June 1 is the date everyone focuses on for good reason.C onditions can be ripe, preparations need to be started and r esidents (and others start paying attention to the potential risk. What makes a beach stormready? It means a beach thats s ediment-rich and stable, often with high-vegetated dunes ande levated structures set back from the wave zone. Further, y our coastal managers should be looking over the beach with a critical eye looking for vulnerable infrastructure such as roads and utilities as well as litt oral weaknesses and likely problems such as hot spots thatw ill need to be shored up or low spots prone to overwashing in e ven the routine storm events. Has your community meaning residents, visitors and businesses planned for a poststorm beach profile and coast? They may be surprised at the sand loss, but may need to be reminded the sediment was just moved offshore due to the scouring nature of storm waves, a nd it will migrate back onshore once waves and currents return t o normal. Thats also a good time to educate communities how coastal systems work, and t o remind communities of the importance of pre-event mitigation for upland properties and infrastructure. Do your coastal residents h ave an emergency preparedness plan particularly thosem ost at risk? Are their preparations in place securing home a nd possessions, and the knowledge of local dangers, the expected warnings and local evacuation plans? Do they have a safe place to go or to stay, and t he supplies to handle either? Is there a post-storm protocolf or restoring services, repatriating residents and returning t hings to normal? Remember, there are a number of ways a storm can attack your beach and community, and you need to be ready for each of t hem: Waves: The most obvious d estructive force on the ground during a storm, scouring away s and and then upland ground, buildings and infrastructure once the protective beach is gone or the storm surge pushed the wave zone landward. Your best defense is to relocate critical infrastructure away from the hazard zone and to have a wide beach and elevated structures, with perhaps some hardening o f critical infrastructure such as roadways and bridges in vuln erable areas that cannot be relocated. Winds: Destructive on two f ronts as an assault on structures and infrastructure either directly or by accelerating other wind-borne items as missiles, and as the force which piles up w ater and waves to push surge shoreward as a storm makesl andfall. For the former, good building codes (to enhance b uilding integrity in the face of assault) and removing potential missiles (by cleaning up debris and small items pre-storm) will help. For the latter, locate struct ures away from the inundation zone and make sure structuresa nd infrastructure are reinforced and elevated with a wide p rotective beach and high dunes. Surge and tides: Perhaps the most serious destructive force, especially in slow-moving s torms that have a lot of time to build their watery momen-t um before landfall. As was seen in Sandy (a minimal hurricane f or wind, but a monster in terms of size and surge), surge and tidal rises can cause flooding problems on both sides of a barrier island. As before, strong elevated structures and infrastructure behind a wide beach make a real difference... but also look for unsuspected vulnerabilities, such as low-lying b ayfronts subject to flooding or evacuation routes with weak l inks that will wash out or over too quickly. Rainfall flooding: On top of e verything else thats happening, a wet storm wreaks its own special havoc both further inland, as creeks and streams turn into something much large r and low-lying areas become instant lakes, and along thec oast, where surge and high tides prevent drainage of rainfall f looding. Look at your areas flood risks and drainage systems particularly those that rely on tidal outfalls to carry away excess water. T he most important step you can take, however, is to heedl ocal emergency managers when they tell you how to prep are for storm dangers and what to do to survive an approaching storm. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY M AY 30 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 SPRING PLANT SALE White Swamp Milkweed, red Salvia and the Ro y al Fern are just three of the plants propagated by the Nassau Ma ster Gardeners for the S pring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 31 at the James S. Page G overnmental Complex in Yulee. The sale starts at 9 a.m. Come early for the best selection.F or more information, call the Extension office at 87 9-101 9 J AZZ AT AMERICAN BEACH The American Beach P r oper ty Owners Association presents the May jazz series concert featuring Akia Uwanda on May 31 from 4-7 p.m. at Burne y Park of American B ea ch. Brin g y our la wn chairs and come out ready to have some f un. D onation s a ccepted for future jazz series. No alcoholic beverages. A UTHENTIC HISP ANIC DINNER L a T ierr a P rometida (The Promise Land) Church, 416 Alachua St., Fernandina Beach, will host its monthly fundraising dinner from 5-8 p.m. May 31. Requested minimum donation for each homemade all you can eat authentic Hispanic meal featuring de lect a ble foods from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, P uer to R ic o & U rugua y is $ 7 to help cover the cost of the food. All donations received above the cost of food will be used to help the church realize its dream of purchasing the historic former Baptist Church it calls home. Enjoy a time of food, fun and fellowship. SPRINGFEST FINALE SpringFests final performance of the 2014 season, on June 1 at 6 p.m., brings classics, pops and ar tis tic virtuosity together in a glamorous gala at T he R itz-Carl ton, A melia Island, with a trio of violin divas. Sarah Charness captivates with the vibrant sound of her hot pink, six-s tring electric violin. Her musical style the fusion of classical, pop and electronic dance music has thrilled fans ar ound the w orld Christiana Liberis, of Naples, Italy, is a recitalis t chamber musician and or chestral player on violin and viola who has performed in virtually every major concert hall in New York, played tourin g pr o ductions of Broadway shows and performed with artists on tour. Mary Jo Stilp is comfortable in many musical g enre s, frequently joinin g a wide r an g e of groups, spanning the New York Pops Orchestra to Jay-Z. A fundraising art show will feature drawings of the AICMFs 2014 guest artists by Nadine Terk, the festival Artist in Residence. Visit w w w.aicmf.com or call 261-1779. O FF & O N T HE I SLAND A Lucky Life coming to Amelia Musical Playhouse Baseballs immortal Lou Gehrig is about to make an appearance in F lorida. The legendary New York Yankee Iron Horse, one of the m ost celebrated and iconic heroes in sports, will live again in A Lucky Life, a new play to be performed at the Amelia Musical Playhouse for a limited run: June 6, 7 and 8. The play is produced by National Pastime Productions, LLC in association with C3 Entertainment Holdings, LLC and Hard Work Productions, LLC. B roadway singer/actor Brandon Dahlquist, who recently performed t he character of Gehrig in Broadways Bronx Bombers, gets to expand the Gehrig role in this new dramatic production. New York Times /Associated Press scribe, Pete Durantine, has penned the play and packed it with plenty of lively stories of the glorious Yankee days when Gehrig and Babe Ruth were the core of the Yankees incredible lineup, i ncluding the 1927Murderers Row. D irector Richard Scanlon added: This performance exudes an abundance of good humor and graciousness, just like Gehrig himself, with just a touch of warmth and heroic heart that made him a timeless hero. The limited run opens Friday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees on Saturday/Sunday, June 7 and 8, are a t 2:30 p.m., with evening performances June 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. at t he Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach. Purchase tickets by calling Amelia Musical Playhouse at 2773455 or at www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association. National Pastime Productions, LLC is a New York-based company f ormed in 2013 by John Raffaeli Jr., Michael Liebeskind and Richard S canlon, dedicated to stories that honor American heroes and legends in sports, in the historical landscape and in arts and culture. It seeks to present stage, film and television stories that enrich the tapestry of our lives and contribute lively content to the American conversation. Classic tale reimagined at FLT For the News-Leader A reimagined stage classic, The Heiress, is set to open May 3 1 at Fernandina Little T heatre, 1014 Beech St. C atherine, a painfully shy young woman, falls desperately in love with Mor r is, a feckless yet charming manabout-town without means. Her father, Dr. Sloper, a wealthy doctor who blames Catherine for the death of his wife in childbirth, perceives the true object of t he suitors affection is his daughters f or tune and forbids them to marry. T he battle of wills between father and suitor and the consequences of their r u thless emotional manipulation of the sensitive Catherine is the piercing drama at the heart of The Heiress. Adapted by Ruth Goetz and Augustus G oetz from Henry James 1880 novella W ashington Square, The Heiress has b een a staple of the American stage since its premiere in 1947, including a production in 1997 at FLT. The cur r e nt pr o duction, however r esets the action fr om the late 19th cen tury to the Jazz Age in the 1920s. I think The Heiress is often seen as sim-p ly a period piece, but the emotions and t he questions it raises are timeless w hat faith does a child owe a par e nt, what are the consequences when a pare nt doesnt love a child, whether the hard truth is better than a kind lie, says Managing Ar t istic Dir e ctor Kate Har t. Shifting the time frame of the play puts the focus back on the intense, sometimes br utal, game of emotional poker played by these characters. T he cast of The Heiress features b oth familiar and new faces: Sara A usten, Beverly Cummiskey, Trina Hudson, Ruthellen Mulberg, Frank ODonnell, Joe Parker and Sarah Sandall. Helming the production as d irector is Hart. Performances are May 31 and June 3, 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and June 1 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 except for June 3 (Tuesdays for Twelve tickets ar e $12). T ickets can be pur c hased at the door or in advance at The UPS Store i n the island Publix shopping center. F LT is an intimate space, and patrons a re encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee seating availability For mor e information on FLT activities, go to ameliaflt.org. Shy C atherine (SaraA usten) b ecomes an u nwilling pawn between her father and her suitor Morris (Joe Parker), in F ernandina L ittle T heatrs production of The Heiress. SUBMITTED Starry Nights with JSO returns JACKSONVILLE The J acksonville Symphony O rchestra sets the stage for o ne of the most festive events on the First Coast the return of Starry Nights at the Metropolitan Park. After a 10-year hiatus of p roducing and presenting concerts at M etropolitan Park, the Jacksonville S ymphony is bringing back Starry Nights. This year, performing with the Jacksonville Symphony Or chestra, will be Chicago on S atur day and Christopher C ross on June 7. The Jacksonville Symphonys goal this past year has been to continually expand its of ferings to the community and engage all residents in Jacksonvilles cultural gem, said David L.P ierson, pr esident of the J acksonville Symphony A ssociation. Thousands of residents remember the wond erful outdoor concerts in M etropolitan Park, as the o rchestra collaborated with some of the great pop talents. Starry Nights is Jacksonvilles version of Saturday in the Park with a n entire orchestra, added Pierson. O pening Starry Nights is Chicago, o ne of the great acts of the last 50 years of music. An American band formed in 1967, Chicago is a selfdescribed r ock and r oll band w ith hor ns. Chicago is of the l ongest-running and most s uccessful rock groups in history and was inducted this year into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The Jacksonville Symphony also welcomes American singer -songwriter a nd five-time Grammy A war dOpen studio groups ongoing at Island Art Association SUSAN SELLNER F or the News-Leader For some a workshop or class is the only way to get started or impr ove when they want to take on a new or for gotten hobby I agree that a class or workshop is valuable, but i t is not the only way to make p r o gr ess in your chosen ar t medi um. As an oil painter who has pr ogr essed from a never-touched-abr ush-before four years ago to an exhibiting artist at the Island Art Association, I have found that doing i s the most productive way to develo p your expertise. A helpful friend and mentor suggested that I number my finished pieces and I am proud to announce that I have 253 pieces recorded in my ar t log; 253 divided by four equals approximately 64 paintings a year, or 5.4 paintings a month or 1.5 p aintings a week. Does that seem ambitious? It did to me since I am a ver y slow painter who agonizes over ever y stroke I add to the canvas. So how did I accomplish that? I par ticipated in the Island Ar t Associations Open Studio Drop-In Groups, now offered two days a week to encourage and support newa r tists. They also benefit more experienced ar t ists who need a push to make time to paint. Painting with others excited me and encouraged me to continue working on pieces at home inbetween the studio sessions. The ongoing critiques helped to shape my technique and build confidence on each new piece of work. There are currently two drop-in studio groups: Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays from 1-5 p.m. These are not classes and there is no instructor, but participants are wonderful at providing positive critiques, suggestions and encouragement. The cost is $5. Y ou bring all the materials needed, which might include canvas, paint, palette and/orr eference photos. Anyone using oils should bring Gamsol or any other low-odor turpentine as their solvent. Also be sure to bring your own supply of paper towels as the IAA is unable to supply them for general use by artists. The association provides tables, easels, tray tables and slop sinks for cleaning up. Ar e you wor ried that you will be the only one using pastels or oils or acrylic or watercolor? Artists utilizing a variety of mediums show up and it is likely that there will always be someone else using the same m edium or knowledgeable about that medium. In addition, there are so many components of ar t that apply to all mediums that you will still feel supported when soliciting comments on your cur r ent work. Are you worried that you will not be able to make every week? This isa drop-in setting. There is no regist ration and no obligation to commit to a cer t ain number of sessions. You come when you can and don t wor r y if you cant. You will find yourself missing the time though once you start. The longest r unning drop-in group meets on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and is r un by Gr etchen W illiams, a top local watercolorists. She is very knowledgeable about composition and technique and is ainting with others excited me and encouraged me to continue working on piece s at home in-bet ween the s tudio sessions. The ongoing critiques helped to shape my technique and build confidence on each ne w piece of w ork SUS AN SELLNER, IAA EDUCATION DIRECTOR JSO Continued on 2B AR T Continued on 2B PHOTO BY SHIRLEY LOHMAN

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2B F RIDAY M AY 30, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS The Plantation Artists G uild & Gallery, at the Omni Spa & Shops, is featuring Susan Hitchcocks watercolor paintings of the native and migratory birds that i nhabit Amelia Islands water and marshes, through J une 14. A lso at the gallery are works by guest member a rtist, Anthony Whiting of Jacksonville, along with a new summer show by the members, called Romancing Summer. It includes oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics and photographs of many sizes and subjects. The gallery is open through Saturday. For i nformation call 432-1750. The Amelia Island Museum of History will hosta special presentation with Dr. Berta Arias tonight at 6 p.m., discussing the causes and events leading up to the Cuban Revolution and explori ng the role Fernandina played in the struggle. Arias is the author of Mango Rain, a novel about t win sisters separated at the beginning of the Cuban Revolution as infants who find each other as adults. The novel explores what it meanst o live on either side of the political and emotionally c harged divide that has existe d between the U.S. and C uba for over half a century. This program is free for members with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Seating is first-come,f irst-served. Contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or g ray@ameliamuseum.org. F ashion Fantasy will host An Evening of Elegance featuring the lat est in this season s casual, sportswear and formal attire modeled by community youth. The show, at 3 p.m. on M ay 31, inside the Ashley A uditorium of the Peck Center, 530 South 10th St. in Fernandina Beach, will benefit the Peck High School Library Emma Noble, coordinator and executive producers, Peggy McPherson, executive commentator and Elaine Roberts are presenting the program. American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., will serve fried chicken dinners on May 31 from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy two pieces of white or dark meat chicken, green beans, rice, corn on the cob and bread for a $7 donation. On May 31, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. until, the Kings Bay RC Modelers will host their second annual Public Field Day and RC Air Show at the Oakwell RC Airfield (end of Clarks Bluff and Oakwell Road in Georgia). Food and drink will be available. For information visit www.kingsbayrc.com. The Northeast Chapter of t he Nam Knights will host a fish fry at the VFW Post 4351 on May 31 from 2-5 p .m. f or an $8 donation. Dinner will include fish, c oleslaw, fries and hushpuppies. For information call 4328791. Join Nassau Health Foods on June 2 from 4-6 p.m. for the second in a s eries of interactive, demonstration cooking classes at The Mustard Seed Caf, located inside the store. These classes will make students feel like theyre in a live cooking show. Come to learn, taste and even take h ome the recipes. Chef Bill Thompson of the Amelia Island Culinary Academy will get you ready for summertime fun by demonstrating a little summer grilling using organic vegetables available at Nassau Health Foods. Fee is $35. Prepay with c ash/checks at Nassau Health Foods in advance to hold your spot. On June 4 at 10 a.m., Herb Queen Claudie S peed will conduct a L andscape Matters class on herbs at the Yulee E xtension Office (A1Aand Pages Dairy Road). The Master Gardener volunteer will discuss herbs you can grow for both culinary andm edicinal purposes. Class is free and open to the public. T here will be plants for sale at this session. For information s ee the Extension website at: http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/horticulture/landmatters/landmatters.html, or call the of fice at 879-1019. Master Gardeners a re on phone duty Fridays, at 4 91-7340. The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its Brown Bag Lunch on June 4 at noon. Special guest Bryan Brooks will dis cuss the presence of German U boats on the First Coast d uring W orld W ar II. On April 1 1, 1942, German U boat U123 fired on the SS Gulfamerica about five miles from Jacksonville, Florida. The ship was on her maiden voyage from Philadelphia to Port Arthur, Texas, with9 0,000 barrels of fuel oil. N ineteen crewmen were killed i n the attack, and the Gulfamerica did not sink until five days later. This program is free and open to the public. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or gray@ameliamuseum.org. T he Navy League of M ayport will host a celebra t ion 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 n aval 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 4 91-5140 or go to www.mayportnlus.org. The 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, t hey suffered only defeat. The 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, o ff Buccaneer Trail, on Amelia Island. All active, retired and former Marines of Nassau County, and their families, are invited to attend. Food and beverages will be served. For information contact Commandant Paul Kicker at p aul_kicker@yahoo.com. Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park will be held June 7-8. History interpreters recreate life at Fort Clinch during the War Between the States the first weekend of every month. Activities may include powder artillery demonstrations, medical demonstrations and soldier drills. Additionally, soldiersa nd civilians offer a glimpse into garrison life by taking up d uty in the laundry, infirmary, barracks and kitchen. Hours a re 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Call 277-7274 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fort clinch. New York Times bests elling author Steve Berry w ill speak and sign copies of his newest book, The Lincoln Myth, on June 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Golf Club of Amelia, sponsored by Books Plus. The book, a Cotton Malone adventurei nvolving a flaw in the U.S. C onstitution, a mystery about A braham Lincoln and a political issue thats as explosive as it is timely, will be available at Books Plus on South Eighth Street on May 20 for purchase and take to the event for signing. For informa tion call 261-0303. T he Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its monthly coffee on June 12. Women interested in joining the club and who reside in Nassau County (no matter how long they have lived here) are welcome to attend.F or further information contact L ucy Bryan at (904 19 or Lcybryn@sonic.net, or visit www.newcomersofameliaisland.com. Baptist Medical Center Nassau Auxiliary invites the community to the $5 J ewelry Sale in the boardr oom at the hospital on J une 13 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The Auxiliary will offer new items from a new vendor. All items are $5 plus tax and can be purchased using cash, checks and/or major credit cards. For information call the Auxiliary of fice at 321-3818. WalkinNassau will host a walk of the new Big Talbot trail, a club meeting and barbecue on June 18. The three-mile walk is at 5:30 p.m., the meeting at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:45 p.m. with barbecue, chips, brownies or cookies and bottled water Feel free to bring a dish to share and a chair if you like there are plenty of picnic tables. W alkin Nassau hosts the event to kick off its annual membership drive and thank everyone for their continued support. Come prepared to discuss walk options and to join or renew your membership. There is a $5 fee to offset dinner expenses (pay as you sign in) and a $3 parking fee at the park. T-shirts, caps and visors will be for sale at the meeting. Please RSVPto Jane Bailey at 261-9884 or dnjbailey@mindspring.com. Nassau Health Foods will 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 dis cuss: What your skin may be telling you; premature aging; acne; psoriasis and eczema; nourishing foods for your skin; nourishing supplements and more. THEATER Amelia Community Theatre will present a Musical Master Class called Bars: Nailing the Audition, at 7 p.m. on June 2 at 209 Cedar St. for anyone interested in auditioning for musicals; no previous experi ence required. Instructor Kristin Sakamoto will coach pre-selected students through a mock audition. There is no advance registration needed.T opics will include selecting the audition song and classifying your vocal range. The suggested donation, in lieu of a fee, is $5, but all are welcome, regardless of ability to pay For information call 2616749 or email actheatre@att.net. Little Shop of Horrors will premier as St. Marys Little Theatres season opener in September. Auditions for the awardwinning musical will be held on June 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Theatre by the T rax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga. Anyone interested i n auditioning should research t he production and its charact ers to determine what role they would like to play. Singing is required in some roles. For information, call (912103. Performances are Sept. 12-13 and 19-21. The ogre you love to love is coming to Jacksonville as the Alhambra Theatre & Dining will stage the Tony Award-winning Shrek the Musical as its 2014 summer family show, June 11-July 27. Regular pricing starts at $35 and includes dinner show and parking. Call the box office at (904 1212 or visit www.alhambrajax.com. Amelia Musical Playhouse will hold auditions for The Laramie Project on June 13 at 7 p.m. and June 14 at 11 a.m. at 1955 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach. Jef f Goldberg 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 upon interviews with mem bers of the community who knew Mathew when he attended college in the town. It contains adult themes and language. There are 67 speaking parts for men and women ages 18-70s. Some actors will read several parts. A 1-minute dramatic monologue (not from the play appreciated but not necessary. Contact Jeff Goldberg at jef fg5757@comcast.net to set up an alternate audition time. S S o o u u n n d d s s o o n n C C e e n n t t r r e e S ounds on Centre, presented by the Historic Fernandina Business Association, will present the second concert of the 2014 s eason on June 6 from 6-8 p.m. between Front andS econd streets in downtown Fernandina, featuring the M ike Hendrix Band with a variety of rock and country hits from the 50s, 60s 70s and more. Sounds on Centre is free and fun for the entire family. T-shirts will be available for p urchase. Raffle drawings will be held, with prizes d onated by local businesses and retailers. All proceeds go to advertising efforts of the organization. Visit www.downtownfernandinabeach.com. S S t t o o r r y y & & S S o o n n g g Songwriters to the stars T om Kimmel, Kate Campbell and Pierce Pettis pool their many talents by performing together as The New Agrarians. Best described as a rootsy version of Peter, Paul & Mary The New Agrarians will perform at the next Evening of Story & Song, the popular c oncert series presented by F irst Coast Community B ank and hosted by Mark & D onna Paz Kaufman, on Saturday June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Open seating begins at 6:45 p.m. at Burns Hall, St. Peters Episcopal Parish at Atlantic Avenue and Ninth S treet. Reservations are s uggested: (904 o r eveningofstoryands ong@gmail.com. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d The Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and current music educators, even folks that haven ot played since high school o r college. It welcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email info@nassaucommunityband.com, call band President Chuck Belinski at2 77-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s Amelia River Cruises Adult BYOB Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday T ickets are $29 p er person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at www .ameliarivercruises. com. C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r Caseys Bar 852426 US 17, Y ulee. Call 225-2000. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano 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 for information on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s David s Restaurant and Lounge, 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 (904 412-7665. 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 Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on h igh-end turntables, talk about the medium and p urchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 321-2324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach B ar, 2045 S. Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at bill@thepalacesaloon.com. I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e T he Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, J ohnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s P ablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7 -10 p.m. the first W ednesday of each month. M usicians may sit in for one s ong or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing beechflyer@ bellsouth.net. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 117 C entre St., presents live m usic. Call 491-8999 or e mail kellie@lickwidmarketing.com. Join them on Face-book or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n T he Salty Pelican B ar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., l ive music T hursday through Sunday. Call 2773811, 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 B each, 2910 Atlantic A ve., t he Macy s from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit www.sandybottomsamelia. com. S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e S eabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on Sadler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Sheffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dancem ixes on Fridays with DJ R efresh and Saturdays with D J 007, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 4918999 or email kellie@lickwidmarketing.com. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thepalace s aloon.com. S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macys in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. V isit www.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and T witter T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., presents DJ Roc on the deck Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith Fridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers Saturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-5711 or email kellie@lickwid marketing.com. Join them on Facebook or visit www .thesurfonline.com. Submit items and updates for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Per r y at sperry@fbnewsleader. com. MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that ea ch r ow, column and 3-by-3 box contain the numbers 1 thr ough 9 S olution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. Wednesday, May 28 Solution O UTAND A BOUT winner Christopher Cross. With hits such as Sailing and Ride Like the Wind, his d ebut album charted a meteoric rise to the top. He won an A cademy Award with Arthurs Theme (Best That Y ou Can Do), for the Dudley Moore film comedy Arthur Table seating as well as lawn chair seating is available for an evening of musical e ntertainment under the stars. Subscription table seats f or both concerts and singleevent tickets are available at ( 904) 354-5547 or visit the Symphony Box Office at the T imes-Union Center for the Performing Arts (10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday). Starry Gates for both conc erts open at 6 p.m. Concerts begin at 8:15 p.m. Concertst ake place rain or shine, unless conditions endanger t he safety of artists and the public. JSO Continued from 1B ART Continued from 1B always willing to share. This group is like a helpful family that is always ready to add a nother member. Walking through recently, I observedn ot less than four different m ediums being used and l ight happy chatter as artists s hared techniques and goss ip. D ont do mornings? No problem, a second group meets Tuesdays 1-5 p.m. Dont want to paint at IAA studios but still want some c ritique help with your artw ork? Consider joining other a rtists at Caf Karibo on the s econd Satur d ay of each m onth from 9 to about 11 a.m. Caf Karibo offers a space to meet even though they are closed to the general public. This is also a drop-in group, just grab your artwork ands how up when you can. Did I m ention it is fr ee? Ther e is no c har g e to participate but you will have to pay for a cup of coffee and a muffin if you need nourishment while viewing each others work. This group is run by Barbara Fuller, another talented IAAe xhibiting artist. T he Island Ar t Association s trives to encourage art in N assau County And while much of the focus is on its childrens programs, these dr op-in groups are excellent and inexpensive ways to grow and develop the adult artist in all of us. T he Island Ar t Association i s located at 18 N. Second S tr e et in downtown Fer n andina Beach, acr o ss from the Crab Shack and next to Pablos Restaurant. Call the gallery at 261-7020 for information. Susan Sellner is education d ir ector at the Island Art A ssociation.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY M A Y 30, 2014/News-Leader Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm S aturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8 :00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6pm Tues H oly Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt Rev.Jose Kallukalam Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 www.springhillbaptistfb.org CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC 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 261-3837www.first-presbyterianchurch-32034.org 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 .blackrockbaptist.com First Baptist ChurchFernandina BeachSUNDAY WORSHIP9:00 Life Groups 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM904-261-3617 FBFirst.com Traditional Family Worship . . . .8 am & 11 am (weekly communion at 8 am Contemporary Worship. .9:30 am in Maxwell Hall Sunday School for alll Ages. . .9:30 am & 11 am Wednesday Dinner (Aug-Maypm Discoverthe Difference atAmelia Baptist ChurchPastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-8527 WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL ENew Vision Congregational Church,U U C C C CWorship Sundays at 10:00 am96074 Chester Road in YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth 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. FRANK CAMAROTTI, PastorS S u u n n d d a a y y S S c c h h o o o o l l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 9 : : 4 4 5 5 a a m m W W o o r r s s h h i i p p S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 1 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m E E v v e e n n i i n n g g W W o o r r s s h h i i p p . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y N N i i g g h h t t S S u u p p p p e e r r . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h G G r r o o u u p p . . 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m 8 8 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y P P r r a a y y e e r r S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m7 7 3 3 6 6 B B o o n n n n i i e e v v i i e e w w R R o o a a d d 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 6 6 1 1 4 4 6 6 1 1 5 5 N N u u r r s s e e r r y y p p r r o o v v i i d d e e d dW W o o r r s s h h i i p p I I n n J J o o y y . c c o o m mF F i i n n d d u u s s o o n n F F a a c c e e b b o o o o k k : : F F i i v v e e P P o o i i n n t t s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h YULEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHPlease join us forSUNDAYSERVICES:Adult Sunday School 9:30AM Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11:00 AMA1A&Christian Way, Yulee225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward Sunday School . . . . . . .10am Sunday Morning Service . . .11am Sunday Evening Service . . . .6pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer..7pmPastor Adolfo Del Rio 820 S. 14th Street, F.B.BBCFB.COM (904Independent; Fundamental; Traditional HymnsBible Baptist Church A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.Pastor Ted Schroder Amelia Plantation Chapel36 Bowman Road Italy, tour guides and staying close to God A t first, the intermittent radio signal didnt bother me. There was too m uch else going on. As I paused to take it all in, I found myself a prisone r to my surroundings. Beyond me, my wife was lost in Italys rich architecture and history. With thousands of people wandering around in dreamlike awe, our tour guide did h er best to keep us all together. Looking back, our earpiece r adios were more important than either of us had realized. Not only w ere they our source of information as we stood in front of each new site, they kept us from getting lost in a chaotic sea of tourists. On the day our tour guides voice disappeared, t hat lesson was forever etched into our hearts. I taly. Of all the places in the world, when it comes to sightseeing, i ts one of the richest. Though our t ravels abroad have always centered on m issions work, our trip to Italy was pure pleasure except when we got lost, that is. L ate in the day and clueless as to w here our bus was, the feeling of being t otally disconnected from our group was sickening, to say the least. And to think, it all started with a radio s ignal that had begun to fade in and out. N ow to place blame where blame belongs, we had been told to stay c lose to our guide. Our problem was, she often moved while we were s till feasting on the previous site. Besides, as long as we could hear h er in our earpiece, figuring out where she was was easy enough. Unfortunately, when her voice began coming and going due to us getting out of range, we didnt m ove quickly enough to find her. The result was an unpleasant s eason that was no ones fault but our own. While no doubt multitudes o f other tourists have experienced the same dilemma, Im confident its not just a tourist thing. Its a life thing. I cant tell you how many times I ve gotten disconnected from the Lords voice because I allowed m yself to get out of range. Distracted by other things, even g ood things, if not careful, any of us can find ourselves questioning w here He is. For me, theres nothing worse. Thankfully, once we figure o ut that the reason for the disconnect is not His doing but ours, and weve had a few moments to experience the pain of separation, things can begin to turn back around. T hats if well pay better attention, of course. I ts exactly what happened to the Shulamite woman in the book of The S ong of Solomon found in the Bible. In Chapter 2 she is enjoying a wonderful interaction with her future bridegroom king. There, He tells her that the winter has passed and t hat the springtime has come. Good things are happening and He wants t o enjoy them together with her. He then invites her to follow Him out i nto a new and exciting season of life. Her response, though polite, is t hat He should go. She has decided to stay where she is. In the very n ext chapter, Chapter 3:1 she cannot find Him. The reason when He moved, she didnt. The good news is that after a desperate search, she finds Him again. W hen she does, she clings to Him and wont let Him go. Be assured, t hats exactly what my wife and I did when we finally found our tour g uide. It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found Him whom my soul loves: I held Him, and would not let Him go... (Song of S olomon 3:4a) Robert L. Goyette is pastor of L iving Waters World Outreach Center. rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org RELIGION NOTES M M e e n n s s c c l l o o t t h h e e s s n n e e e e d d e e d d W ith thanks to all who responded to their cry for mens shoes, clothes and food, The Salvation Army Hope House is still in need of volunteers to replace those who are heading north for the summer, a s well as more mens clothes, s hoes, food and hygiene items. W ith respect to food & hygiene, they need: Bottled water, sunscreen, peanut butter & jelly, canned meals, stews and soups, dried beans & peas and canned vegetables & fruit. To serve or donate, please call 321-0435 or s top by 410 S. Ninth St.. 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 T u esdays and W ednesdays (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). The center serves people experiencing homelessness. Services include showers and laundry facilities, a mailinga ddr ess, phone and computer u se, and assistance in acquiring needed documents and referrals to local pr o viders. The cen ter is at the Fer nandina Beach Church of Christ at the corner of 14th and Jasmine streets. To volunteer contact Ellen Miller at 556-2810. H H i i s s p p a a n n i i c c d d i i n n n n e e r r La Tierra Prometida (The Pr o mise Land) Chur ch, 416 Alachua St., Fer nandina Beach, will host its monthly fundraising dinner from 5-8 p.m. May 31. Requested minimum donation for each homemade all you can eat authentic Hispanic mealf eaturing delectable foods from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Puer t o Rico & Ur uguay is $7. Donations received above the cost of food will be used to help the chur ch to purchase the historic for mer Baptist Church. S S u u m m m m e e r r h h o o u u r r s s S t. Peters Episcopal C hur ch s summer t ime schedule is Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 9:15 a.m. br eakfast; and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. The second Sunday of each month at 6 p.m., Holy Eucharist is helda t 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. 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 the body and the soul at 8:30a .m. every Sunday at The Barn i n Y ulee, 850918 US 17, one b lock north of A1A 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 New Life Christian Fellowship invites you to a specials ervice June 1 at 10 a.m. with P hilip Camer on, founder of S tellas Voice, a ministry dedicated to rescuing orphaned childr en from sex trafficking in Moldova. Stella s Voice was named after a 19-year-old handicapped orphan who died from AIDS after being trafficked. Hear stories of hope and r edemption from many of the y oung lives r escued thr ough Stellas Voice. Visit www.nlcf. or g. New Life is located at 2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville. T T u u e e s s d d a a y y w w o o r r s s h h i i p p S alvation Army Hope House T uesday W orship 12:00 The p rophet Amos said a famine would come one day, but that it would not be of food, but rather the W or d of God. Join the Salvation Ar my Hope House on Tuesdays at noon as they praise God continue reading and dis-c ussing His Word. For informat ion, call 321-0435 or stop by the H ope House, 410 S. Ninth St. H H o o m m e e c c o o m m i i n n g g Solid Rock Chur ch of God by Faith, 86138 Palm Tree Drive, Y ulee, invites ever yone to attend a Homecoming C elebration on June 22 during m or ning worship at 11:30 a.m. T he theme is Honoring the Past: Celebrating the Present, Looking for ward to the Future. 59 Y ears. A draft letter is available to invite former members for this celebration. Solid Rock is continuing its centennial celebration (1914-2014 o purc hase an ad in the souvenir prog ram booklet contact Minister Mary Calhoun at 225-5456. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS & MORE B B l l a a c c k k r r o o c c k k B B a a p p t t i i s s t t B lackrock Baptist Church, 96362 Blackrock Road, Yulee, will offer Agency D3 Vacation Bible School June 8-12, from 6-9 p.m. nightly, for pre-K to sixth grade. There also is an adult class. Closing ceremonies will be held on Friday, June 13. For information and to sign up, contact the c hurch at 261-6220. F F i i r r s s t t P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n Weird Animals Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church will be June 913, from 9 a.m.-noon each day. Students going into kindergarten through grade five in the fall may register online at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/fpc. S tudents will check-in at the Anchor, locate d at 515 Centre St. at the corner of C entre and North Sixth streets. For quest ions, call the chur c h of f ice at 261-3837 or visit www.first-presbyterian-church32034.org. 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 V acation Bible School at Amelia Plantation Chapel will be held June 9-13 f rom 10 a.m.-noon each day. This year the t heme is a Jungle Safari. Each day will be f illed with Bible stories, music, r e fr e sh ments, ar ts and crafts with an African flair presented by a talented artist and art teacher. The children will even be visited by some unique animals from the Omni Natur e Center The chapel has a Super Safari planned f or the children. Call the church office at 2 77-4414 to enr oll. The chapel is located b ehind the Omni 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 Church 2014 VBS will be June 9-13 fr om 6-8 p.m. with the theme SonTreasure Island. Treasure s eekers will play island games, create colo r ful crafts and enjoy tr opical snacks and d iscover the rich tr e asur e of God s love through the life of Jesus Christ. SonT reasure Island VBS is open to kids entering first thr ough sixth grade the fall of 2014. Register your child online at www .springhillbaptistfb.or g or the night of VBS in the Family Life Center between5 :30-5:45 p.m. Parents must bring their c hildren in to register and to sign in each n ight for their security Call the church o ffice at 261-4741. F F i i v v e e P P o o i i n n t t s s F ive Points Baptist Church, 736 Bonnieview Road, Fernandina Beach, will host a Vacation Bible School June 16-20 from 6-9 p.m. nightly for grades K-6th grade. The theme is 3-D Agency, DiscoverDecide-Defend. Call the church office at 261-4615. S S p p y y A A c c a a d d e e m m y y G rab your secret decoder ring and put on your rearview mirror glasses and join New Life Christian Fellowship for International Spy Academy, where youll uncover clues that will lead you to the one true God and Creator of all and where you will learn to know, love and live for the one t rue God! This will be an action-packed a nd fun-filled week with games, crafts and s nacks, June 16-20 from 9 a.m. to noon. C ost is $10 per child, kinder g ar t en to fifth grade. For information and to register visit www.nlcf.org. New Life is located at 2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville. M M e e m m o o r r i i a a l l U U n n i i t t e e d d Grab a hammer find a paintbrush and p ut your thinking cap on! Its time for VBS a t Memorial United Methodist Chur ch, 6 01 Centr e St., July 14-18 fr o m 8:30 a.m.noon. All rising kinder gar t eners through rising sixth graders are welcome to attend and discover the Workshop of Wonders where the ordinary becomes the extraordinar y with God. Sign up at cokesbur y vbs.com/MemorialUMC or call 261-5769 w ith questions. L L i i f f e e l l i i n n e e V V B B S S Lifeline Ministries, 1438 East Oak St., Fernandina Beach, will hold Vacation Bible School July 22-26 from 6:30-8 p.m. nightly. To learn more, contact director Amanda Reeder at 491-5401. P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p M om, me Playgr oup for moms and i nfants-pr e schoolers meets ever y Thursday morning in Noahs Place at First Pr esbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St. in downtown Fer nandina Beach. Noahs Place is open fr om 9 a.m.-noon for moms to gather socialize and network while chil dr en gr o w and lear n thr ough play and i nteraction. All are welcome. If you have q uestions, call the church office at 2613 837 or visit www .first-presbyterianc hurch-32034.org. PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette P P e e n n t t e e c c o o s s t t H H e e a a l l t t h h F F a a i i r r T he Health Ministry Team of St. Peters Episcopal Church will p resent to the community a Health Fair on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Burns Hall at the church, 801 Atlantic Ave. ABloodmobile van also will be in the parking lot that day. Tables at the Health Fair will include: Blood pressure screening and information about high blood pressure Diabetes screening and information about prevention and m anagement of diabetes Body Mass Index screening and weight control Exercise and personal training Walking programs Chiropractic services Yoga information Mental health and addiction services Hospice services Car seat safety Hurricane preparedness F or further information, please call Patty Lanier at 261-4293.

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A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY M A Y 30, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK S S u u m m m m e e r r r r e e a a d d i i n n g g Join the Nassau County Library System for its annual Summer Reading Program, Fizz, Boom, Read! Programs are planned for children pre-K t hrough sixth grade as well as for the entire family. The t heme, Fizz, Boom, Read!, includes science topics about: space, the planets, weather, colors, bubbles, balloons, juggling, animals and more. The programs are free and open to children of all abilities. P rograms are divided by age and begin June 2 and run for s even weeks, ending July 16. For dates and times visit www.nassaureads.com. C C i i t t y y c c a a m m p p s s The Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation Departm ent is offering several summer camps. Visit fbfl.us or call t he parks office at 310-3364: The MLK Summer Learning Camp is June 2-Aug. 1. Only the first 100 accepted. L unch provided. Mandatory m eeting May 29 at 6 p.m. at t he MLK Center. Girls Just Wanna Have FUN! Art Camp. Snacks provided. June 9-13; $100; kindergarten-second grade, 9 a.m.-n oon, or third-sixth grade, 1-4 p.m. Island Life Art Camp. Kids will create with paint, c lay, pastels, watercolors and more, June 16-20; $100; snacks pr o vided; kindergarten-second grade, 9 a.m.noon, or third-sixth grade 1-4 p.m. Art Around the World! T ravel to far-off lands and l ear n about their world by cr e ating ar t inspired from Australia, Japan, Russia and Italy Enjoy a snack, music and lear ning about the people, their history and cultures, all through art. June 23-27; $100;k indergarten-second grade, 9 a .m.-noon, or third-sixth g rades 1-4 p.m. Students must have completed kinder g arten. S S u u m m m m e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m s s Early Impr essions and The Vibe, A Youth Center, will offer weekly summer programs for ages 3 and up,i ncluding Art Camps, Dance, C heer Jazz and Hip Hop Camps. Visit www.earlyimpressionsfl.com, call or come by Locations ar e 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (cor ner of A1A and Blackr ock Road), 310-9730 and 432-7146, and 463159 SR 200, (corner of A1Aa nd US 17), 206-4170. C C a a m m p p S S M M o o r r e e s s F F u u n n Join Faith Christian Academy for Camp SMor es Fun Camp Adventur es, through July 25 for ages 4-12. For ages 4-5, fee of $125/week covers childcar e, br e akfast, s nack and lunch. Children a ges 6-12 have all meals cove red plus three field trips per w eek for $155/week. Registration fee applies. Weekly themes will include Food Fight, W ater W ars and Dance Party. Visit www.fcaangels.com or call the school office at 321-2137. M M u u s s e e u u m m c c a a m m p p The Amelia Island Museum of History summer camp program for ages 7-10 is June 9-20. Campers will trans form themselves into Timucuan Indian children, live in a council house and participate in clan activities like bow hunting, clothes making, sand casting, bir d watching and preparing their snack. Call Liz at 261-7378, ext. 100. E E n n e e r r g g y y c c a a m m p p The Manufacturing/ Ener gy summer camp will introduce students in grades 9-11 to manufacturing and technologies that will help make the world greener. Students will perform several green-utilizing projects to include air, water and energy to help build their understanding of how things work. Session one is June 9-13. Session two is June 16-18. Hours ar e 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the FSCJ Advanced Technology Center, 101 W. State St., Jacksonville. For registration and information visit http://fscj.edu/ community-engagement/sum mer-camps. Lunch provided. B B & & G G c c a a m m p p Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County invite all youngsters, ages 6-18, to sign up for the 2014 Summer Camp program. It includes ar ts, spor ts, technology lab, field trips, special projects, and is capped by the annual Summer Carnival. Summer Camp is held at both the Miller Freedom Center on Old Nassauville Road and the R oberts Learning & Achievement Center on LimeS treet in Fernandina between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, J une 9-July 25. Sign up at the club or call 261-1075 for the Miller Club, 491-9102 for the Roberts Club. S S u u m m m m e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m The Book Loft, 214 Centre S t., Fernandina Beach, will hold the Dare to Dream... s ummer program for ages 611, June 16-July 26. A lineup of authors, illustrators and presenters will inspire kids to be creative. All programs begin a t 4 p.m. Call 261-8991 or stop at the shop to register. T here is a $20 fee for the two-part Dare to D ream...About Nature program, due at registration. A $2/participant donation is suggested for all other programs. Seats are limited to 10 at About Nature and 20 at all other programs. Walk-ins accepted if seats are available. 4 4 H H c c a a m m p p s s T he University of Florida/ I F AS Nassau County Extens ion Service offers 4-H Summer Camps June 9-July 17. Day camp oppor t unities include Warrior Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camp Activity from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. J une 9-20 at West Nassau H igh School for ninth and 1 0th grade students. No cost. Lunch included. Kids can lear n about far m s and cooking at Far m to Table day camp from 10 a.m.3 p.m. July 8-11 at Yulee Full Service School for $65. Lunchi ncluded. At Frog Camp f rom 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 14-17 a t Yulee native garden for ages 5 to 10 for $50, kids discover the wonders of natur e Bring lunch and drink. A weeklong camp June 2327 in Madison for ages 8-13 allows kids to experience lear ning opportunities related t o a variety of topics including n ature, science, shooting s por t s, kayaking, health and mor e Camp is $200 for 4-H members, $225 for non-members, $125 for adult chaper ones. Contact Margaret Johnson, UF/IFAS Nassau CountyE xtension at 879-1019 or email m smargjohnson@ufl.edu or r e gister online at Nassau.ifas.ufl.edu. F F B B C C A A c c a a m m p p s s Fer nandina Beach Christian Academy is of fering camps for children includingC amp Cupcake, Pirates and P rincess, Science Explor es, Photography Camp, Legos and Lego Robotics. Contact Shannon Hogue at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy for information and registration forms at 491-5664. T T h h e e a a t t e e r r c c a a m m p p Amelia Community Theatre will hold a Broadway musical theater camp July 1418 and 21-26. T uition is $120 for ages 8-12 who attend from 9 a.m.-noon, and $150 for ages 13-17 who attend from 9 a.m.2:30 p.m. Once On this Island, Jr., this summers production, is based on Hans Christian Andersens tale of The Little Mer maid. Kristin Sakamoto r eturns as camp dir ector. Register at ameliacommunitytheatre.org or through the box office at 207 Cedar St. Box office hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Satur days. Call 261-6749 for information or to check camp availability C C a a m m p p K K a a t t e e r r i i Camp Kateris The Power of Friendship 2014 camp season is open to all girls from first to 12th grade not just Girl Scouts and sits on a beautiful 550-acre facility with two lakes, hiking trails, eques trian center, archery range and other adventure activity facilities. In addition to outdoor activities, Camp Kateri offers sessions tailored to specific interests such as Little Mer maids, Mission Possible, Showtime! and Kateri Games. Campers who bring a new girl to camp will receive $30 off registration. A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required per session. Financial assistance is available for current members of Girl Scouts of Gateway Council. Camp Kateri is at 183 Camp Shalom Trail, Hawthorne, and is ACA accr edited. V isit www .campka teri.girlscouts-gateway.org. SUMMER CAMPS T T e e e e n n C C o o u u r r t t Nassau County Teen Court will be held June 10 at the Nassau County Judicial Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in Yulee. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. Students ages 11-18 are invited to participate. Those wishing to be on the vol unteer jury or act as attorneys, court clerks and bailif fs can sign up through their school guidance offices or by attending court and signing up then. To participate as an attorney, see Coordinator Charles Griffin. Volunteers need to arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m. For information call Griffin at 548-4600. P P e e c c k k H H e e a a d d S S t t a a r r t t Peck Head Star t is now enrolling in Fernandina Beach/Yulee for children ages 3-5 years old. For more information contact Brenda Haffner at 491-3631 or 491-3630; *se habla espanol. N N e e w w s s c c h h o o o o l l Registration is ongoing for the new private school, Midtown Primary, located at 463159 SR 200, corner of A1A and US 17 in Yulee, for kindergarten through third grade. School opens Aug. 6 with small classes and certified teachers. To lear n mor e call 206-4170 or visit www .earlyimpr essionsfl.com. S S u u m m m m e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m T ree House Academy, 2120 Will Hardee Road, is offering a summer enrichment program for students at least five years old in kindergarten, first and second grades. Class size limited to 12. Curriculum will include the Beyond Centers and Cir cle Time curriculum and the book Amelia A to Z by local authors Rob and Kim Hicks. Hours are 6 a.m.6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tuition is $130/week plus r egistration fee and includes breakfast, lunch, snack and field trips in state approved van with seatbelts. The academy is also accepting VPK enrollment for the next school year. Call 432-7078 or contact www.thafern beach@yahoo.com. F F S S C C J J a a v v i i a a t t i i o o n n s s t t u u d d e e n n t t s s The EAA Chapter at Fer nandina Beach (KFHBfering use of a precision flight control Cat III BATD at ar educed price ($15 hour proficiency/practice without having to drive to Cecil. CFII available. Contact Jim at (904 Y Y o o u u n n g g w w r r i i t t e e r r s s The Nassau Y outh W riters Pr ogram meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Peck Center For mor e infor ma tion contact nassauyouthwriters @gmail.com. C C l l o o t t h h e e s s C C l l o o s s e e t t Nassau County Families in Transition operates the F.I.T. Clothes Closet at 86207 Felmor Road, to help students in need with clothing and other items. Donations of gently used and new clothing and any financial contributions are appr eciated. Contact the Nassau County School District Homeless Liaison Angie McCellan at 277-9021 for additional infor mation. T T r r o o o o p p 8 8 9 9 Boy Scout T r oop 89 meets each Monday, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Adam Kelley Scout Hut, South 13th Street. Troop 89, sponsor ed by Fer nandina Beach Rotar y Club for 75 years, has a strong record of helping mold boys through team work in camping, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, bicycling and individual endeavors in communications and other life-skill ar eas. Contact Scoutmaster Dan Matricia at 277-9611 or come to the Scout Hut during meeting times. R R e e s s o o u u r r c c e e g g u u i i d d e e The Nassau Alcohol Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition (NACDACfers a free Resource Guide for substance abuse and mental health for Nassau and sur-r ounding counties. The guide pr ovides information on local agencies and pr oviders, contact infor mation, types of ser vices and payment types accepted. The guides are available at area health care providers, schools, law enforcement sites and the NACDAC office, 516 South 10th St., Suite 211, Fernandina Beach. For information and a copy of the Resour ce Guide online visit www .nac dac.org or call 277-3699. CLASS NOTES SUBMITTED S S e e n n i i o o r r V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r o o f f Y Y e e a a r r Beano Roberts was recently named Nassau Countys Outstanding Senior Volunteer for the 2013-14 school year. He was recognized with a plaque and certificate at the Feb. 13 school board meeting. From left are schools Superintendent John Ruis, school board Chair Donna Martin, Roberts and Fernandina Beach Middle School Principal John Mazzella. Roberts has been volunteering at FBMS each day for 27 years. In addition to helping in c lassrooms, Roberts also serves on the School Advisory Committee and has been instrumental in helping to get t he school s auditorium renovated and in keeping the drama program going. O O u u t t s s t t a a n n d d i i n n g g T T e e e e n n Leah Rodenberry, Miss Floridas 2013 Outstanding Teen, gets i nto the spirit of a fun e vening honoring her a nd Miss Florida M yrrhanda Jones by choosing to dress as a flower girl of the 1960 s Titleholders from around the state were asked to dr ess in costumes, choosing the 50 s, 60 s o r 70s. Local islanders w ho are members of the M iss Florida Pageant Board posed with Rodenber r y Ken Ford and Norma Storms chose the 1950s as their attir e. The Miss Florida Pageant will be held in St. Petersburg inJ une when Rodenberry w ill crown the next Miss Florida Outstanding T e en. SUBMITTED S S c c h h o o l l a a r r s s h h i i p p w w i i n n n n e e r r M arlena Harris, Yulee High School, was awarded the 2014 Malvin L. Lofton Memorial Scholarship, valued at $500. The scholarship is sponsored by the Nassau County Retired Educators Association (NCREA is a tribute to the son of Stanley Lofton, a retired teacher and administrator. Lofton and Dotti Williams, president of the NCREA, presented the award to Marlena at the YHS Senior Awards Assembly on May 16. This award is presented annually to a deser ving student whom a school faculty committee agreed demonstrated sound moral character, a positive attitude, the desir e to suc ceed and strong academic ability. Marlena will attend the University of Florida and study anthropology and archaeology. SUBMITTED

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Building Contractor 40 Years Experience Licensed Insured State Licensed RB0055959GARAGES ROOM ADDITIONS NEW HOMESQU ALITY GU AR ANTEED 24x24Wood Frame Only Additional Cost for Concrete Block845-3350 BRANNANCONSTRUCTION 2-Car Garages$16,49500 GARAGE DOORS POOLSERVICE P PE E R R F F E E C C T TC CL L E E A A N N, I IN N C C. .P P l l e e a a s s e e C C a a l l l l U U s s A A t t 7 7 5 5 3 3 3 3 0 0 6 6 7 7HOMESCONDOS OFFICESBONDED,INSURED CLEANING SERVICE Steven Hair Maintenance, Inc. The local guy since1984 Quit Paying Too Much!Operator or door replacements Broken springs Cables Transmitter replacement Stripped gears Service for all makes & models904-277-2086GARAGE DOOR & OPERATOR SYSTEMS Re-Roofing Is Our Specialty C C O O A A S S T T A A L L R R O O O O F F I I N N G G S S Y Y S S T T E E M M S SNassau Countys Largest Roofing & Siding Contractor Serving Satisfied Homebuilders & Homeowners Since 1993 Re-Roofing New Roofing Siding Soffit & Fascia261-2233Free EstimatesACoastal Building Systems Co CCC-057020 HOME REPAIRHOME INSPECTIONSSTATE CERTIFIEDLocally Owned &Operated904-491-4383 Florida GardenerLawn MaintenanceMowing, trimming,edging&blowing Pruning and weedingOrganic Fertilization All Natural Fertilization Soil Replenishment with Microbes CornGluten Lawn TreatmentsLandscapeFlower Beds and Plantings Florida Friendly Design Hydroseeding & SodSprinkler System ExpertsInstallations Tune-ups and maintenance plans Repairs and valve locating( ( 9 9 0 0 4 4 ) ) 7 7 5 5 3 3 1 1 5 5 3 3 7 7www.FloridaGardenerInc.comL icensed & Insured Call a News-Leader AD-Visor at 261-3696 and let them help you put the Service Directory to work for you. Two sizes available to meet your companys needs. PAINTING CONSTRUCTION B B o o b b s s I I r r r r i i g g a a t t i i o o n n & & L L a a n n d d s s c c a a p p i i n n g g I I n n c c . Full Service Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design & Installation Irrigation Installation & Repair Outdoor Lighting Solutions Seasonal Lighting Projects Sod Installation & Repair Concrete Pavers & Fire Pits Deck Installation & Repair Retaining Walls &Ponds Grading Services & Drainage904-261-5040ES12000919 bobsirrigationlandscape.com Scott LawsonSales ConsultantChris LoweSales ConsultantRon Anderson464054 SR 200 Yulee(904Serving Nassau County for over 20 years with WERE STILLHERE! NEW& USED CARS LAWN MAINTENANCE CONCRETE 6Seamless Aluminum GuttersFINANCINGAVAILABLE When It Rains Be Prepared.(904261-1940LICENSED&INSUREDLowell Duster AMELIA ISLAND GUTTERS PRESSURE WASHINGRAYOROURKEHouses Trailers Patios Driveways etc.Wood Decks Cleaned & ResealedFREEESTIMATES261-4353 PRESSURE WASHING CONSTRUCTION Patios Sidewalks & driveway add-ons, starting at$749Wewill meet or beat any reasonable quotes .Highest Quality Lowest PricesLicensed & BondedOffice: (904 Cell: (904 THIS SPACE AVAILABLEAdvertise In The News-Leader Service Directory! Call 261-3696 and find out how to put your advertising dollars to work for you! GRASS TOO TALL?GIVE SHAWN A CALL! BUSH HOGGING DRIVEWAYGRADING LAWN MAINTENANCE GARDEN TILLING9 9 0 0 4 4 3 3 1 1 8 8 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 0Insured Licensed Place an Ad! Call 261-3696 904-277-6700Weekly SWIMMINGPOOLSERVICEPool Resurfacing &Brick Paver work Remove the old grass. $350 per pallet. Sod & Labor included. Noupfront fees. Call (904) 868-7602SOD REPLACEMENT LAWN MAINTENANCE Cleaning ServiceResidential Vacation RentalsInsured References305-240-0479 904-624-0879Paradise Clean HANDYMANInterior & Exterior Work 15 Years Experience No Job Too Big. Senior & War Vet Discounts(904608 cell (586 CONSTRUCTION C YAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK D ave Turner Plumbing is Now Hiring Service Technicians Must have valid drivers license and must be experienced must be 18 years or olderApply at our office Monday thru Friday 7:30-4:30, Closed for lunch between 11:00-12:00904-277-39424 74390 E. SR 200 ANNOUNCEMENTS 102 Lost & Found LOST RING Gold w/diamond, ruby & s apphire. Lost at Atlantic Ave Rec Center 2nd week of May. Was a gift to my mom from her late husband. Pls call 261-9455 & lv msg. Reward o ffered. If You Have Lost Your Pet please check the Nassau Humane Society facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next t o the airport (904 N assau County Animal Shelter, 86078 License 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 & Domenick 1(855 Sklar #0150789. ANF 1 05 Public Notice THERE IS A LIEN on the following vehicles for towing and storage and will be auctioned off on the listed dates below: on 6/11/2014 a 2003 Mitsubishi4 DR VIN# JA3AJ26E83U005328 and on 6 /18/2014 a 2000 Chevy 2DR VIN# 1G1JC1242Y7230880, a 1999 Honda 4DR VIN# 2HGEJ6675XH505761 and a 2003 Hyundai 4DR VIN# KMHDN45D23U532395 at 12 noon at 1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. (904 ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes iti llegal 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, l imitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not k nowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunit y basis. If you believe that you may have been discriminated against inc onnection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. E MPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted ISLAND HAIR COMPANY Positions available for Nail Tech & Hair Stylist. Call Phyllis at 753-0363 or Margie at 5 83-3336. F ULL TIME OPPORTUNITYf or upbeat customer service driven individual with retail experience, natural foods knowledge, and a passionf or healthy living. Competitive Pay & Excellent Benefits package. Send resume to: kimmiebeaton@gmail.com or fax to (904 also available at Nassau Health Foods. LOCAL SHORT TERM LOAN/PAWN OFFICE hiring multiple fill time positions. Please email your resumet o: katie.boyd@speedycashinc.com or f ax to (904 please. BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting a pplications for part-time Housekeepe rs. Must be able to work weekends. Apply at Beachside Motel, 3172 S. Fletcher Ave. associate rep SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY! I mmed FT/PT openings, c ustomer sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, all ages 17+, Call ASAP! (904 OFFICE ASSISTANT proficient in Quickbooks, Excel & Word. Bookkeeping including A/P, A/R & invoicing. R eceptionist duties including multi-line phone. Mail resume to PO Box 15953, F .B., FL 32035. SHELTER/CENTER ATTENDANT Nassau County has an opening for a Shelter/Center Attendant with Animal Control at $10.83 hourly plus benefits. Requires high school diploma or GED and one year of Animal Shelter Control experience. Completion of Euthanasia Certification within one year of hire. Must possess valid drivers license. Applications will be accepted thru June 6, 2014 and can be obtained in the human R esources Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904 (904 Free Workplace. NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Landscape /Irrigation Technician. Must be experienced. This position requires a minimum 3 years clean driving record, a nd applicant must be drug-free. Qualified applicants please call (904 4 74431 E. State Road 200, Fernandina. 2 01 Help Wanted lori+lulu, a women's speciality boutique has a MANAGEMENT POSITION avail. now! Be a part of an exciting fresh new concept that ise xpanding in the southeast! Must have a high energy, happy & optimistic attitude. Only applicants w/experience in better women's clothing please. S ubmit resume lorilecker@gmail.com or come by store & see Tarah for application. Q UALITY HEALTH OFFB is seeking RNs, LPNs and CNAs. Rehab experience, good customer service and communication skills a plus. Must bea ble to pass Level 2 background and d rug screen. Please apply in person at 1625 Lime St. REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia andf lexible schedules. Saturdays mandatory. (904 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! G reat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 RESIDENTIAL ASST. Sat & Sun, 8am-8pm. Must be at least 25 yrs of age w/ a clean driving record. Exp. in H ealthcare preferred. Apply in person a t 941510 Old Nassauville Rd., FB 32034. Call for appt (904 A CCOUNTANT Local company requires part-time trained Accountant 3-5 hours per day / 4 -5 days per week. Flexible on time of day worked. Respond with brief resume to P.O. Box 16766-E, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. LOCAL PLANT NURSERY looking for qualified sales person. M ust ha v e basic knowledge of local plants and trees. Send resumes to j udy@fernandinamulch.com 2 01 Help Wanted PART-TIME HELP WANTED 15-20 hours per week. Computer skills a must. Pick up application at The UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Rd. or email re-s ume to Store2241@theupsstore.com. N o phone calls please. E arn $$$ Helping M Ds! Process m edical claims from home. Call the F eder a l T r ade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1(877 TC-HELP. A message from the News-Leader and the FTC. CARPENTER/PAINTER NEEDED for siding job lasting 2 weeks starting May 2 7. Skilled only. Could be full time. (904 EXPERIENCED TEAM Solo, recent grad & student drivers needed for dedicated run in your area. Ask about o ur sign-on bonus & guaranteed h ometime. Call (866 EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERSearn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends.( 843)266-3731 / w ww bulldoghiw a y com EOE. ANF 2 05 Live-In Help LIVE-IN CARE GIVING with excellence, honesty, love & professionalism 12 yrs experience with elderly. Your loved one will be in good hands. Elizabeth at (941 E DUCATION 3 01 Schools & I nstruction TRAIN FROM HOME Medical billing, A ccounting Asst., Customer Service. No e xp needed. HS/GED needed to apply. Sullivan & Cogliano Training center 1(800 M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales SAT. 5/31, 8AM-1PM Misc. items i ncluding fishing gear, bicycles, luggage & tools. 2828 Park Sq. Pl. E., Egans Bluff III GARAGE SALE Sat. 5/31, 9am-2pm. Books, puzzles, board games, crafts, antiques, art, furniture, Shabby decor,f ine china, household items, clothes, & m ore. Ocean Landing Subd., 2255 Offshore Dr., Fernandina Beach. S AT., 8AM-2PM 1 534 Plantation Oaks. Antique jugs, desk, chair, Audubon Shore Bird prints, large TV cabinet, bamboo coffee table 46 glass, queen bed, bamboo flooring, large flower pot, standing bike rack, Penn fishing rods & reels, fishing lures, mounted fish. GARAGE SALE Sat. 5/31, 8am-2pm. Household & baby items, childrensc lothes & toys, childs battery operated J eep, drum set, piano, & misc. 96525 Chester Rd. ESTATE SALE JACKSONVILLE Urgent sale. Sofas, bedrooms, d ining room, combination chest & d esk, office, kitchen, beautiful mahogany queen bed with storage drawers, coke bar, art, M. Monroe p hotos, books, concrete beat, patio items, full size bed, lamp tables, c edar chest, gar age full, so man y smalls, glass, cookware, clean c lothes. I -95 to Ba ymeadows, exit right, go to Old Kings R oad turn left, go to R athbone, turn right to Manington Drive, turn left to 9132 Manington. Thurs, Fri, Sat, May 29, 30, 31, 8am-3pm. F ollow red & white signs. 515 SPANISH WAY W. in Isle de Mai. Sat. 5/31, 8am-2pm. Cameras, electronics, collectibles, Christmas, wheelchair w alk ers, canes, household items, ex ercise equipment, household. 602 Articles for Sale ATTENTION SHRIMPERS! Taped c ast nets for shrimping & live bait nets at lowest prices, Visa/MC oka y Hilliard, F L (800 www.theartofcastnetthrowing.com 611 Home Furnishings KING SIZE BEDROOM SET h eadboard/footboard, 3 drawer bed s ide table & 5 dr a wer chest. Mattress & bo x springs new; Ashley furniture dark w ood, 3 years old. Excellent condition. $1100. Pls email cmarti92@gmail.com RECREATION 701 Boats & Trailers 17 SEA PRO 115HP like new, T-Top. Must see. Make offer. (904 REAL ESTATE SALES 802 Mobile Homes 3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME for sale as i s, on 1/2 acre. Needs a little TLC. $35,000 firm. Call (904 Thefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable food items all year round. For more information, call:261-70001 303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101 Fernandina Beach,FL C onnecting People, Help & Hope

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Brick. 3 Car Garage. 20" tile throughout living areas and screened rear patio overlooking large pond. Private section of Flora Parke. 10' ceilings, trayed in MBR. Bonus Rm 12x30. 4 Bathroomsh ave tub and shower including bonus mother-in-law room. Interior, exter ior gardens and lawn with separate well for watering. Two zone HVAC. 5-ton and 3-ton units. 5 sets of French doors. Transom windows through-o ut PROVIDES GREATNATURALLIGHTIN HOME. MLS#62667 $425,000 W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with Country Charm!Close to schools & shopping. 20 minutes to JacksonvilleCall Today!(9043Bedroom Special$775/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Renovated units nowavailable! Call for Pricing! DRASTIC$$REDUCTION3,500 Sq.Ft.office condo reduced to $200,000 firm medical,sales or professional.Best priced office on Amelia Island! BUSINESSES FOR SALE C af turnkey operation ideal forowner-operat or & priced to sellDELIORTAKEOUT SPACELowdown Fully equipped ready to go. Lowlease rate Now t aking offers 1,000 Sq.Ft office suite w/ all utilities & high s peed internet.Reduced to $850/ monthAmelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: phil@acrfl.com RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERREReal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L ONG TERM RENT ALS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, l arge lot,gourmet kitchen,many other bonuses.$1,950/mo.Plus utilities. 551 S.Fletcher 2br 1ba upstairs,2 car garage,ocean view deck,$1,250 includes water sewer and garbage Ocean Park Condo 3br 2ba furnished with utilities,2nd floor,1 car garage, $ 1,950 monthly + taxV A CA TION RENT AL AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2 BR/1BA Ocean-view.487 S.Fletcher. Across the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee. 1801 S.Fletcher 2BR/1BA furnished B each Cottage,monthly rental great f or extended vacations,winter rental, o rlonger.Public beach access close, c all office to inspect now vacant.C OMMER C IAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic D istrict 1500 + Sq.Ft.$2,400.00/mo. Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can bejoined for one,1,600 sq ft space,A IA next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. 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 House,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/mo.lease + t ax.Sale also considered. PRIME LOCATION COMMERCIAL RENTALS2 ,100 sq.ft next to Waas Drugs (1551 S. 14th St.) T his is the ideal medical complex on Amelia 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) E mail:RealEstate@JMVIndustries.com T el: (904Please inquire about our other properties on Amelia Island. 806 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. 811 Commercial/Retail RESTAURANT FOR SALE Ongoing o peration, fully equipped. High 6 figure sales. Great location. Modern building, good lease. For appointment, and confidential information, please call( 904) 813-3510. 817 Other Areas W ESTERN NC N ew cabin on 2.51 ac w/2BR, loft, large deck, covered porch, f/p, minutes from the lake. $139,900. C all (828 A UCTION W aterfront home, Lake E ufaula, 217 Cypress Cove Dr., Eufaula, AL. 5BR/4BR, great views. 6/10, 1pm. Details, pictures GTAuctions.com (205anger, Thagard & Assoc Inc. Jack F Granger #873. ANF 863 Office S PACE AVAILABLE A melias premier business address on Sadler Rd. From one office to an entire floor. Must see.( 904)557-1817 EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.I ncludes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call( 904)753-4179. 8 64 Commercial/Retail RED OTTER CENTER 1050 sq. ft. G reat visibility. Call Ben (904 4 321. 860 Homes-Unfurnished VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. c om f or the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company 861 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 8 57 Condos-Furnished OCEAN VIEW 3BR/2BA, garage. 3 m o. minimum. $1750/mo. + deposit. P ets by exception. (904 ( 904)509-6060 858 Condos-Unfurnished 2 BR/2BA WATERFRONT CONDO fireplace, upstairs, lake view, gated community w/pool, fishing deck and fitness center. Philip (9043-0701. HARRISON COVE Gated Community, quiet, peaceful, safe. Large 3BR/3 .5BA townhome for long term rental. G ranite kitchen, all appliances. Security deposit. $1750/mo. Call (904 S TONEY CREEK 3 BR/2.5BA condo, 1 -car garage. $1200/mo. Deposit, credit check, & references. One year lease. (904 859 Homes-Furnished O CEANFRONT RENTAL D uplex 3BR/ 2 BA. Monthly $1350/mo. + utilities. D ep $1400. Pets w/fee. Or unfurnished. Call Frank (912 8 55 Apartments F urnished 1BR AT THEBEACH Long term $225 wk/$895 mo+dep. Includes all utils. 2 /1 apt/small house N 14th St. $ 265 wk/$1095 mo. Avail now. 261-5034 REAL ESTATE R ENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted SHARE 2BR/1.5BA DUPLEXon Island 2 blocks from beach. Prefer non-smoker, over 40. $450/mo. + $ 300 deposit. (904 BEAUTIFUL MID-ISLAND CONDO to share with quiet professional person. Lotso f space. $700/mo. Call (904 852 Mobile Homes STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV to live on a campground for $425/m o. All utilities included. Ask about s enior citizen special. (904 YULEE Newly redone SW 2BR/1.5BA, $650/mo. water & sewer incl. Also,3 BR DW, rent to own available, $ 995/mo. Call (904 O N ISLAND 1 BR apt $235 wk/$895 m o. 2&3BR SWMH in park $695-$895/ mo. ALSO2/1 apt N. 14th St. $795/ mo + dep & utils. Call 261-5034. 8 54 Rooms F EMALE LOOKING f or professional f emale for 1BR efficiency. Includes heat, hot water, cable. References required. $550. (904 THEYREDYINGFOR A2ND CHANCEA A d d o o p p t t A A C C o o m m p p a a n n i i o o n n T T o o d d a a y yHOMELESS ANIMALS...A PUBLICSERVICEAN NOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER 1303 JASMINE STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 N eeds volunteers to help Nassau C ountyfamilieswho need food, shelter and basic necessities. Call:904.261.7000 for more information.N L P S A

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