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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 46 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 . MARY MAGUIRE N e ws-Leader A A college official who says that one of the happiest days of his life happened while ditching high school should have a good excuse for missing class. Don Hughes, who runs the Nassau County campus for Florida State College at Jacksonville, thinks he does: Attending game 7 of the 1969 World Series in New York to watch the New Y ork Mets win the baseball champi onship. He is a big fan and it was a legendar y game that claims as much cultural significance as Woodstock, the Beatles and the lunar landing. Oh yeah, it was just a great, great day said Hughes. My friends and I ditched school with big smiles on our faces. We got standing room only tickets and I believe the price was $7. Hughes, 61, shared this story after a visitor notices a doll with orange hair dr essed in a Mets uniform standing among items in his office bookcase. Its a small, modest space tucked in a cor ner on the Betty P Cook Nassau Center. Thats the official name of the FSCJ campus in Y ulee. There are family photographs on the wall along with an inspirational quote from the Dalai Lama and a plaque that reads Born to Fish, For ced to W ork. The April bir th announcement for his first grandchild (Elizabeth Joy. Ther e ar e piles of paper work on his desk and on a small round table. Hughes points to the tallest stack and says it is going home with him at the end of the day. It does not look like the office of a person who is days away from retirement after 30 years on the job. Where are the boxes? Good question, said Hughes. People have suggested that I take something home every day but I just havent found the time. I Mayor dredges for accounting of city project A NG E LA D A UGHTRY N e w s-Leader Mayor Ed Boner got up the ire of a local resident and a fellow commissioner during Tuesdays meeting when he questioned accounting for $8,000 the city granted to the resident last year for an experimental dr edging machine. Resident Lynn Williams was granted the money in M arch 2013 by the city commission to build the device u sing water injection technology but W illiams has never pr e s ented the city with any pr o ject plans or accounting of the funds. Williams said in a phone interview he was taken aback by Boners questions regarding accountability, which resulted in W illiams heatedly telling Boner that he did not have a written accounting of f unds. (Boner has been y sup p or t ive of this pr oject, W illiams said in the phone interview. He said it seemed wor thwhile and would tur n the marina ar ound. W illiams also said the project has taken much longer than expected due to permitting requirements from the FloridaD epartment of Environmental Protection r egarding the protection of sea life on the r iver bottom. Boner said he questioned Williams about the accounting of funds because citizens ask him fairly regularly what happened with the pr oject. illiams) took it personally, and its not, Boner said in a phone inter view Wednesday. The person that takes the money shouldnt be surprised that we asked about it ... you have to expect peo ple to ask, but he didnt really tell us anything. Vice Mayor Sarah Pelican at the meeting defended the funding of Williams project, telling Boner he should just call Williams directly if he has any questions. Just get it straight fr om the horse s mouth, Pelican said. Commissioner Charles Corbett also bristled when Boner said at the meeting that he would like to see some sor t of accounting when and if the commission ever approves such a project again. Are you telling us what to do? Corbett said to Boner. According to Williams calculations, if the city marina used the new technology it would cost about $15,000 to $20,000 or less annually to maintain shoaling at the marina, compar ed to hundr eds of thousands spent ever y few years to dredge mechanically. Williams said Wednesday he never intended to keep good records on the project, but was going to provide the city with graphics and a report on the conclusions of the experimental technology. Ive done experimental work before against a contract, Williams said. If someone starts poking at it, they start taking it apart. ... I wont try to itemize everything to the penny . Williams said he had spent about $3,600 of the city money on hardware for the test machine, which he intendDREDGE Continued on 3A College mainstay retires after 30 years MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER Don Hughes, who runs the Nassau County campus for Florida State College at Jacksonville, will retire from the job in June after 30 years. HUGHES Continued on 3A W illiams Boner S UBMITTED The state appropriated $567,000 to continue de-snagging Thomas Creek on the countys West Side to prevent local flooding. The county launched a $1 million de-snagging ef for t in 2010 and 2011 paid with a combination of grants and $430,000 fr om taxpayers. The cr eek floods r egularly, as it did, above, in 2011. St ate help for Thomas Creek M ARY MAGUIRE N ews-Leader The state has appropriated $567,000 to Nassau County to continue cleaning up Thomas Cr eek on the county s West Side. The money will be used to clear the water of natural debris, such as trees, logs and leaves, in an effort to prevent local flooding. Its great news, said Commissioner W alter Jr. Boatright, whose West Side has b een directly impacted by the floodwater. That water is clogged like a dang bathtub down ther e A br oad lobbying effort helped secure the funding for the de-snagging ef for t said Boatright. County gover nment officials and staff and its hir ed lobbyist in T allahassee launched an effort in March at the start of t he legislative session to secure the funding. T he ef for t also included strong support from state representatives in Nassau and Duval counties. State Sen. Aaron Bean included the pr oject in the senate s budget pr oposal early in the session and also sent a person a l letter of appeal dated May 8 to Gov. Rick S cott ur ging his appr oval. D uval County state Rep. Lake Ray got involved on the House side because Thomas Cr eek, a 63-mile stretch of waterway that snakes between US 301 and I-95, serves as a natural boundary between the two counties. While Duval r esidents did not experi ence flooding, par t of the goal is to impr ove w ater quality and restore recreational use. If t he water gets moving again, ther e could b e boating and fishing on both sides of the creek. Additionally, officials noted, the state owns the creeks submerged land, so to them it made sense for the state to help out financially. This was truly a team effort, Boatright said in a phone interview Tuesday. When the governor signed the states $77.1 million budget into law on Monday ther e was concer n among local of ficials that h e would use his line-item veto to eliminate t he Thomas Cr eek pr oject fr om the budget. B ut the creek cleanup stayed in and the news from Tallahassee spread quickly, to ever yone except Boatright, who was acknowledged in a county press release for leading the push for the money. I was out of cell phone range most of the day and when I could finally get messagesm y phone was lighting up like a dang C hristmas tr ee, said Boatright. Im just glad to hear that I could help. Over the last few months, Boatright and County Engineer Shane Whittier traveled twice to Tallahassee to meet with government officials, including high-level staff in the CREEK Continued on 3A Lawsuit plot thickens: city sues attorney ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader The city of Fernandina Beach has filed a lawsuit against local attorney Clinch Kavanaugh regarding a public records request made Friday by Kavanaugh. The complaint alleges the city is not required to give Kavanaugh the transcripts of a meeting because the meeti ng was not open to the public while the matter is being litigated. The meeting included City Attorney Tammi Bach, attorn eys from Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell law firm, city comm issioners, a court reporter and two attorneys from Bryant, M iller, Olive law firm, for discussion of an ongoing classaction lawsuit against the city. Accor d ing to the complaint, the transcripts of the shade meeting are exempted because the meeting was convened LAWSUIT Continued on 3A
2A F RIDAY J UNE 6, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Sara Ruth Daw Bembry Sara Ruth Daw Bembry, 98, passed away June 3, 2014 in Fernandina Beach, Florida after a brief illness. S he was born January 20, 1916 in Dalton, Georgia to Ruth Elizabeth Hawkins Keith andA rthur Robert Keith and grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She g raduated from Chattanooga High School in 1933 and attended the Cadek Conservatory of Music and the Edmondson School of B usiness before going to work as an executive secretary,i ncluding to the president of the prominent Miller Brothers department s tore in Chattanooga. Sara Ruths life took a different turn when she met Carl Daw, who was exploring a call to ministry in the Southern Baptist church. They married in December 1940, and she supported h im as he completed his undergraduate work and obtained his masters in divinity. WhenC arl volunteered for service as a Navy chaplain in World War II, Sara Ruth and their young son C arl Jr. returned to Tennessee, where the family grew in the following years with the arrivals of daughters Ruth and Sara and son Keith. In the late 1940s, the 1950s and 60s, Rev. Daw served churches in eastern and middle Tennessee and as a Naval Reserve chaplain, always with Sara Ruth working alongside him i n ministry, whether at the piano, teaching Sunday School, or serving as his secretary and wherever else needed. In 1970s they relocated t o Gadsden County in his native state of Florida w here he served his last church and she cared f or him through his battle with Parkinsons disease. After Rev Daw passed away in 1985, Sara Ruth returned to school to learn how to use computers and to work as a church secretary. She also travelled across the United States and Canada, to Europe and the Far East, and w orked in summer missions feeding hungry s tudent volunteers. I n 1992 Sara Ruth met and married Henry Bembry, a retired farmer from Hamilton County Florida. She and Henry enjoyed more travel, including to the Holy Land and Egypt, where she was proud to have ridden a camel in her 80s. After Henry passed away in 2003, Sara Ruth relocated once more to Fernandina Beach,w here she reveled in her friends in the comm unity and at her chur ch, enjoying gr oup outi ngs and her day-to-day life. She moved into Savannah Grand Assisted Living in 2012, developing mor e friends ther e She was a delightful, unassuming person of much personal dignity who loved her God, her family and each new opportunity of life and was quickly beloved to all she met. S he is survived by son Carl Pickens Daw, Jr. ( May) of W atertown, Massachusetts, daught er Ruth Daw Taylor (Eddy Tennessee, daughter Sara Daw Day (Kennie of Fer n andina Beach, Florida, and son Andr e w Keith Daw (Ashley eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildr en. Sara Ruths family wishes to thank the W.R. Price Sunday School Class (especially Jean Boles), Dr. Edward Tribuzio, the staff ofS avannah Grand, Best Friends Companion Care, and all who made the recent years of Sara Ruth s life healthy full, safe and happy ones. Her family will receive friends at the OxleyHear d Funeral Home today Friday June 6, from 6:00-9:00 pm. A celebration of Sara Ruths life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at FirstB aptist Chur ch, Fernandina Beach, with graveside ser v ices following at 4:00 p.m. that day at Hillcr e st Cemeter y Quincy, Florida. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, gifts in Sara Ruths memory be made to Nassau County Council on Aging, to the W.R. Price Class of First Baptist, Fer nandina Beach, or to the charity of the donors choice. Please shar e her Life Legacy at www .oxleyhear d.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Paul K. Demchak Mr. Paul K. Demchak, age 63, of Fernandina Beach, passed away at his home on Sunday evening, June 1, 2014. Bor n in Cleveland, OH, he was the youngest of two children born to Paul G. Demchak and Georgianna Sen Demchak. After growing up in Cleveland, he moved to Southbury, CT where he worked as a Night Super visor with Baskin Robbins for many years. In July of 1998, he moved to North Florida, settling in Fer nandina Beach. After coming to Fernandina Beach, he worked in Jacksonville for UltraT ech International in Computer Drafting. Mr. Demchak leaves behind, his wife, Mary M. Demchak, Fernandina Beach, FL, children, Roxanne Demchak, Fer nandina Beach, FL, Renee Wallace, Sneads Ferry, NC, Mark Demchak, Schenevus, NY, Charles Colley, Melbour ne, FL, Bonnie Jones, Seymour CT his stepmother, Loretta Demchak, Ft. Myers, FL, a sister Marlene Lippe, Dallas, TX, four grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Please share his Life Legacy at www.oxleyhear d.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Harry J ohn Halle y Harry John Halley, career naval officer, government and university executive, civic leader and exemplary public servant, died at age 90 on May 23, 2014 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Militar y: As a commissioned car eer naval officer who served over 20 years (2/44-9/65 Cdr. Halley, USN (ret) was ordered to active duty in W orld W ar II while in his senior year at Georgia School of Technology (now Georgia Institute of Technology). His naval career spanned field and national levels, both domestic and international including liaison with the Admiralty and Ministry of Supply in the United Kingdom, world-wide man a gement of shipboard mechanical and electrical i nventory (supporting the Polaris nuclear and submarine program), logistic support of naval aircraft and ships, directing industrial relations national institutes for the Office of Industrial Relations, and teachi ng introductory marine engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. Over the years, he was stat ioned in (deployed tofolk, London, San Diego, Japan, Monterey, Annapolis, and Washington, D.C. He earned a MS degree in Management in 1962 from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Government: After his military service, Harry embarked on a second career as a fede ral government administrator beginning at the Executive Office of the President at the f ounding of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO under the leadership of its Director Sargent Shriver and Dr. Joseph Kershaw (Office of Research, Plans, Programs and Evaluation). Then, after earning a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) in 1971 at George Washington U niversity (and writing his doctoral dissertation on the OEO national antipoverty planning p rocess), he was recruited to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to serve as Deputy Controller and Program Director for Management Systems under the leadership of Chairman Arthur Burns and Governor William Sherrill. Business and Academic: Dr. Halley was r ecruited to be Senior Vice-President for Corporate Planning and Acquisitions at the Associates Corporation of North America. Then he was recruited to the School of Medicine at t he University of Pennsylvania to organize and i mplement resource management functions u nder the leadership of Dean Edward J. S temmler. He retired as Acting Vice President f or PENN Medical Center and Executive D irector for School of Medicine Administration. After retirement, he was a management consultant to Academic Medical Centers, which sought his proficiency in leading problem-solving teams and working with varied constituencies. His particular expertise was in strategic planning, budgeting and control systems, and h e was an advocate of Total Quality M anagement. Public Service: After his retirement, Dr. Halley took on yet a thir d car e er as a civic leader. He was appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles (with advice and consent of the Florida Senate wher e r equir ed) to various posts, includ ing: Florida Real Estate Commission Education a nd Research Foundation Advisory Committee ( Member/Chair); Northeast Florida Regional P lanning Council (Memberd of Trustee, Florida Community College at Jacksonville (Member/Chair recruited to be President of the Amelia IslandFer nandina Beach-Y ulee Chamber of Commer ce (later Chair man); and he ser ved on numer ous boar ds including the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs B oard, Hospice of Northeast Florida, College o f Health Deans Council University of North F lorida, and several others. Avocations and Philosophy: Harry was an avid reader, mainly in history, biography and political events. He was quite a fisher man, as befits ocean-lovers and water men. He was a serious cyclist, often biking 100 miles a week, and he loved hiking alone and with his familyi n the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Point L obos State Reserve, and in New Hampshires W hite Mountains. In all his various roles, and in all his dealings, Harry was a man of courage and fine character. People of many persuasions liked Harry because they knew he was trustworthy, honest and fair-minded. People who knew him wellr egarded Harry as both a systematic thinker w ith a vision, and a pragmatic actor who liked t o get things done. As he said, Making things h appen is not done passively. It takes energy and commitment. Leaders must put themselves in the line of fire. Despite multiple serious medical conditions in r ecent years, Har r y was a militar y man to the end: He died on his feet, as his caretakers helped him walk down the hall. Dr. Halley was born October 4, 1923 in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Elinore Alexander Halley ofW illiamsbur g, V ir ginia, and by a daughter Alexis Ann Halley (spouse Bayard L. Catron III) of Charlottesville, V ir ginia. A second daugh ter Patricia Lawton Halley pr edeceased him. Services for Dr. Halley will be conducted at Arlington National Cemeter y at a later date. Robert Donald McSwain Rober t Donald McSwain, 62, of Conway born November 10, 1951, passed away June 3, 2014. He was pr eceded in death by father Rober t Dempsey McSwain; and stepfather, JimSmicker. Robert is survived by children, Melissa McSwain and Lucas McSwain; mother, Loretta Smicker; granddaughter, Jessie McSwain; siblings, Iris (Paul, Mike (Lynell) Smicker, Lisa Smicker Shawn (Missy Jason (Kim, Charles Crews, and Carol (James ews; and stepmother Juanita McSwain. A private memorial service will be held Saturday, June 7. Memorials can be made to Hospice Home Health Care. Visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. A rkans as F uner al Car e Jacksonville, Ark. DEATH NOTICES Miss Dianne E. Hardenbergh, 51, Fernandina Beach, died on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Satur day June 21 in the Bur gess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. O xle y-H eard Funeral Directors Rachel Diane Smith, 75, Fer nandina Beach, died on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Eternity Funeral Homes & Cremations-Nassau OBITUARIES 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. 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See page 2A for more details.Attention!NASSAU COUNTY!You can get SAME DAY DELIVERY of the News-Leader every week, delivered by the US Postal Service, directly to your home or business. See page 2A for more details. WEEKLY UPDATE F F o o o o d d p p a a n n t t r r y y c c a a n n c c e e l l e e d d Barnabas Center announces the mobile food pantries typically held each month in Nassau County as p art of the Hunger Coalition of Nassau County and N ourishment Networks collaborative effort to distribute fresh food in Nassau County have been canceled by Nourishment Network until further notice. D D u u l l c c i i m m e e r r g g r r o o u u p p The Yulee Dulcimers meet t he second Saturday of each month at New Vision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee. Members play all types of dulcimer music from 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Please bring several copies of your favorite music to share. Beginners w elcome. For more information call 849-1616. L L e e g g i i o o n n d d i i n n n n e e r r The American Legion Post 54 will serve dinner from 5-7 p.m. tonight. Dinner includes Cornish game hen with Italian wild rice and salad for a $9 donation, at the Post, 626 S. Third St., Fernandina B each. B B l l o o o o d d d d r r i i v v e e T he Sons of the American L egion Squadron 54 will sponsor a blood drive at the Post, 626 S. Third St., on June 7 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., co-sponsored by The Blood Alliance. W hile appointments are not n ecessar y, you may go to i giveblood.com or call 8889 98-2243 to set up an appointm ent. All donors will receive a coupon good for $1 off the S.A.L. Fish Fry from 5-7 p.m. at the Post. Dinners include fish and two sides for an $8 donation. All pr oceeds go into p rograms sponsored by the S .A.L. P P i i n n k k R R i i b b b b o o n n L L a a d d i i e e s s The Pink Ribbon Ladies breast cancer support group will host Mayo Clinics women s health and br east cancer specialist Danielle F inch, MS, on June 9, at 6 p .m. at the Baptist Medical C enter Nassau boar d r oom. All women who are interested in health issues of survivors of female cancers are invited. Finch is a board certifiedW omen s Health Nurse Practitioner Her talk will i nclude strategies for healthy l iving, br east health, m enopause and alter n ative therapies for cancer survivors. For questions call Isobel Lyle at 321-2057 or Joyce Karsko at 261-2976. E E A A B B C C m m e e e e t t s s M eet two Major League S occer players who have j oined together to bring a team to Northeast Florida that will compete at the World Cup level, hear what it takes to turn professional and what goes through the mind of a soccer player getting r eady to run on the field at the next European American Business Club meeting on June 10 at 6 p.m. at the Amelia River Golf Club, 4477 Buccaneer T rail. Get the inside scoop from former professional goalkeeper Dario Sala, general manager and Steve Livingstone, the club president of the Armada FC team from Jacksonville.T o RSVP or to lear n mor e about the EABC visit www .eabcnetwork.com. L L i i b b r r a a r r y y c c l l a a s s s s The Fernandina Beach librar y will of fer a lear ning opportunity on using the librar s e-book webpage, on June 10 and 17 fr om 9-10 a.m. Registration is required and each class is limited to 16 participants. Sign up at the library, 25 N. Fourth St. Tips for keeping teen drivers safe TAMPA Teens across the c ountry are eager to begin their summer holiday. Noto nly will some be learning to drive for the first time, but w ith school out, others will have more time for joyriding. This brings with it an increased risk of motor vehicle crashes. I n fact, Memorial Day marked the start for the 100d eadliest days on the road for teens. An average of 261 teens d ie during each of the summer months in traffic crashes, a 26 percent increase compared to the rest of the year. Parents are instrumental a nd play a significant role helping their teen be a safer driv-e r, said John Pecchio, traffic safety consultant, AAA The A uto Club Group. During the summer months, teens are more care-free and excited to have the freedom to drive around. So its imperative parents help keep safety top of mind. S tudies have shown risky driving behavior, traffic violations and crashes to be lower a mong teens whose parents set limits on their initial drivi ng privileges. AAA research reinforces the importance of p arents setting and enforcing family rules. Listed below are a few tips for parents to help keep their teen drivers safe. Restrict driving and elimi nate trips without purpose. Teens have three times as m any fatal crashes as all other drivers, based on amount of m iles driven, and a teens crash risk is highest during the first year of solo driving. Parents should limit teens driving to essential trips and only with parental permission for at least the first year ofd riving. Become an effective drivi ng coach. The best way for new teen drivers to gain expe rience is through parentsuper vised practice driving where parents can share their wisdom accumulated over many years of driving. Evena fter a teen has a license that a llows solo driving, parents and teens should continue to p ractice driving together to help the teen manage increas-i ngly more complex and challenging driving conditions. A AAs Teaching Your Teens to Drive coaching program is a great tool to help parents become effective driving coaches for their teens and is a vailable at AAA.com. Limit the number of teen p assengers and time as a passenger. Teen crash rates i ncrease with each teen passenger in the vehicle. Fatal crash rates for 16to 19-yearolds increase fivefold when two or more teen passengers a re present versus when teens drive alone. Also, riding in av ehicle with a teen driver can be risky for teen passengers. P arents should set firm rules against driving with teen passengers and restrict their teens from riding as a passenger with a teen driver. Restrict night driving. A teen drivers chances of being i nvolved in a deadly crash doubles when driving at night. Many parents limit driving d uring the highest-risk late night hours, yet they should l imit evening driving as well because more than half of n ighttime crashes occur between 9 p.m. and midnight. AAA recommends that newly licensed teens not drive after 9 p.m. unless accompanied bya responsible adult. Establish a parent-teen d riving agreement. Many parents and teens find that written a greements help set and enforce clear rules about night driving, passengers, access to the car and more. AAA offers a parent-teen driving agreement on its teen driver safety website, T eenDriving.AAA. c om. The comprehensive webs ite offers a variety of addit ional tools and r e sour ces for par e nts and teens as they progress through the learning-to-drive pr ocess including AAA StartSmart, a free online resource based on a researchtested program for familiesd eveloped by the National I nstitutes of Health. AA MEETINGS Open meetings ar e open t o anyone, including nona lcoholics, families, etc., who may be interested in Alcoholics Anonymous. All scheduled AA meetings are non-smoking and one hour in duration. Alcoholics Anonymous m eetings for people who h ave, or think they may have, a drinking problem are held Mondays at noon and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Chur ch, on Atlantic A v enue across from Fort Clinch State Park. Please enter the meetings thr ough the side door. The Fernandina Beach Group meets in the Amelia Room, 906 S. Seventh St., Mondays at 6:30 p.m. (begin ners); Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (open discussionW ednesdays at 7 a.m. (open 12 & 12 study) and 11 a.m. (open step meeting Thursdays at 7 a.m. (open Big Book study), 11 a.m. (open discussion p.m. (open Big Book study Fridays at 11 a.m. (open Big Book study) and 7 p.m. (open meditation, speaker and Satur days at 7 a.m. (open discussion p.m. (open discussion 261-8349. The Downtown Gr oup meets at the Alachua Club, cor ner of Third and Alachua streets, Fernandina, on Mondays at 8 p.m. (open 12 & 12 study); Tuesdays at 8 p .m. (open speaker Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m. (open mens discussion Thursdays at 8 p.m. (open discussion); Fridays at 8 p.m. (open discussion Satur days at 8 a.m. (open discussion) and 8 p.m. (open relationships). Call 2613 580. The Dunes Group, Peters Point in Fernandina Beach, meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. (24-hour book meeting). Beach meetings are suspended during winter months. The Freedom Group holds AA meetings on Mondays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. (candlelight) at 1014 South 10th St. The Fernandina Beach NA gr oup meets at 8 p.m. Sundays, T uesdays and Fridays (Step Speaker at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 1014 South 10th St. A covered dish cookout is held the last Saturday of ever y month. Join for fun and fellowship. The Yulee Florida Group meets in the YMCA building on Pages Dairy Road on Sundays at 8 p.m. (open discussion); Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (open Big Book Thursdays at 8 p.m. (open discussion); and Satur days at 6:30 p.m. (open Big Book).
t o discuss pending litigation of a class action lawsuit, Conlon vs. City of Fernandina Beach, r egarding city impact fees, in which Kavanaugh is involved. T he complaint also states the transcript only becomes a public r e cord upon the conclusion of the litigation that is subject to the shade meeting. Kavanaugh asked for the transcript because he claims t he city hired special counsel B r yant, Miller, Olive as cons ultants rather than litigation lawyers, and therefore the meeting, which included attor n eys from that firm, was in violation of the Florida Sunshine Law Mr. Kavanaugh contends the city violated the ShadeE xemption, the complaint s tates. He claims that, as a r esult, the shade meeting transcript is subject to disclosure as a public r e cor d The city s position is that it fully complied with the Shade Exemption because Br yant, Miller, Olive was its special c ounsel with respect to the c lass action, the complaint s tates, and, therefore, is not required to produce the transcript. The city seeks r elief fr o m uncertainty with respect to its rights and obligations con cerning the transcript and the public records request. Kavanaugh is one of several attorneys representing lead plaintiff Joanne Conlon in the Conlon vs. City of Fernandina Beach lawsuit. That lawsuit maintains the city illegally imposed impact fees for sewer and water customers. email@example.com governors office and repres entatives at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP The countys lobbyist, Mark Anderson, who is retained through 2015 and paid $60,000 annually, used his connections to help set up the meetings, according to county officials. A nderson started work for the county in January 2003. Whittier, who is the project manager for the de-snagging effort, organized a presentation on the trouble at Thomas Creek complete with charts, numbers and photographs. The pictures show the clogged creek and n earby houses surrounded by high levels of water that submerge the bottoms of doorways and close in on first floor windows. Thomas Creek filled up with fallen trees and vegetation after Tropical Storm Faye in 2008. The debris eventually clogged t he creek and raised the silt to a point where the water had nowhere to go when it rained but up and over the bank and into surrounding property. T hirty homes and hundreds of acres filled with water, and t he Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA distributed $500,000 to many of the private property owners. More than $1 million was spent on clearing debris from Thomas Creek in 2010 and 2011, starting about one mile north of Lem Turner Road and t hen moving into surrounding water, clearing 2.1 miles, a ccording to Whittier. Nassau County taxpayers contributed $430,000 to the effort. The county managed the desnagging project in five phases, overseeing outside contractors and looking for grants. Whittier says there is a lot more work to do. The countyd oes not have the money. So, state funding is needed to res tart the clearing effort. Its bad, theres a lot of trees, bushes and muck from all the rotting vegetation, he said. The DEP gave us places to look for grants and Im doing that as we speak. The money from the state is expected to arrive soon and C ounty Attorney David Hallman, whose office issued t he press release on the governors funding, is reviewing the contract and looking into whether the project needs to go out for bid or can be given to the previous contractor, who specializes in water work. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY J UNE 6, 2014 NEWS News-Leader ts great news. That water is c logged like a dang bathtub d own there W ALTER JR. BOATRIGHT N ASSAU COUNTY COMMISSIONER CREEK C ontinued from 1A 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. 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The river current ought to carry (the silt, Williams s aid. The question is whether it causes shoaling somewhere else. He noted the Amelia River has a fast current that is picked up by the Bells River, so t he silt should be carried out to the St. Marys River and b eyond. Boner said that he wishes now that commissioners had asked for some level of agreement when they agreed to fund the project last year. It would be a great thing if i ts successful (but probably didnt appreciate what w e did, Boner said. Im trying to say, lets not do this again. When you leave things up in the air, this is what happens. (This project) has a longer way to go than I ever would have imagined, Williams said. New to most of the United States, water injection technology consists of pumps that inject water at a low pressure to loosen and fluidize sediment, which is taken away to deeper w ater by natural tides and currents. B ecause the equipment is easily operated with a minimal crew, and there is no dredge spoil to transport, it is considerably lower in cost compared to mechanical or hydraulic dredging. W illiams was to test the dredger with another local resi dent, David Cook, at Cooks property south of the city marina. A former Olympic sailor, Williams has been involved in city marina matters for many years and is a commissioner for the Florida Inland Navigation District. D REDGE Continued from 1A still have a job to do. T here is no doubt that Hughes is dedicated to his work. When he became executive director of the campus in 1994 after 10 years as director of student activities at the south campus in Jacksonville, he was tasked with getting the building where he now works constructed. The campuss first brick building opened in 2000, and t he Lewis Red Bean Technical Center, a joint vent ure with the Nassau County S chool District, opened six y ears later. For several years in the late 1990s, classes were held in trailers set among a pine forest about a mile from I-95 on land donated by Betty P. Cook. B ut what many people m ay not r ealize, said Hughes, is that the college first got going here in the 1960s when classes were held in local schools, including Fer nandina Beach High School and West Nassau H igh School. Courses were a lso held at local elementar y s chools. Higher education has been an important consideration here for a long time, said Hughes. About 1,000 students are now enrolled per semestera nd staff includes 15 full-time a nd 15 par t-time workers, s aid Hughes. About 50 adjunct instructors teach, though several full-time instructors come from the Jacksonville campus to handle classes. I think the college has m ade a big impact on the c ommunity , said Hughes. I t has. And so has H ughes. Ther e is a r e tir ement party planned this month to celebrate his years of excep tional leadership and tributes are expected from college bosses and colleagues, local business leaders, family andf riends. His last day in the o ffice is June 12, officially its Aug. 4. People ar e eager to of fer accolades. e are losing a special person, said north campus pr esident and his boss, Dr Barbara Darby. Don Hughes has truly been an asset to the college and also to the community He is a man of integrity and we will miss him. Darby said his replacement would spend the first nine months on the job at the Nassau County campus and then take over the presidency of the north campus when she retires next year. Interviews are under way. This transition strategy, said Darby, is possible because Hughes is leaving the f acility in strong s hape for future development. But Hughes isnt comfortable taking the credit. It was a team effort, said Hughes. Then call him team captain. U nder his leadership, the c ollege launched an ambit ious building campaign and developed an academic program with a focus on building careers with well-paying jobs. The first class of students to ear n an associates degree in cardiovascular technologyw ill graduate in December a nd a review for accreditation i s scheduled for June. Students can also earn a certificate in practical nursing and become certified as an a emer gency medicinal technician. W ant to cook? The school of fers an exceptional culinary arts programa s well as classes in the arts a nd sciences. T he Nassau County School District offers onsite training programs in AutoCAD, computer gaming, HV AC and aviation. Im going to miss helping students pursue their goals, said Hughes. Its rewarding.Y ou see people several years l ater and theyr e appreciative. Hughes said he is in touch with a man who par ticipated in a r e-training pr ogram and became a respiratory therapist at Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach. I came here to help peop le, said Hughes. When he first arrived, Hughes made establishing community connections his top priority He called companies, including Rayonier, about creating programs that wouldh elp students find jobs, and he joined the Chamber of Commer ce, ser ving on the board for years and its president in 2005. He has always pr ovided thoughtful leadership, said the chambers Executive Director Regina Duncan. Don is our go-to leader when we embark on new pr ojects because he knows the community so well and he IS dedicated to ser vice. Hughes star ted Leadership Nassau, a development program for people to study local opportunities and challenges. The program is run through the Chamber of Commer ce and star ts with an overnight weekend at the college s Outdoor Education Center Hughes is the first instructor. He leads those classes where you help your buddy up the rope and over the log, said Steve Rieck, w ho heads the Nassau County Economic D evelopment Board. And thats perfect because Don is the guy who always has your back. Hughes is a longtime board member of the Nassau County Economic Development Board and found office space for the organization on campus. F SCJ board member C andace Holloway, who is a lso executive director of Ark of Nassau, compiled several pages of Hughes s accomplishments for the NewsLeader when she heard that a stor y about his retirement was in the works. Am thrilled. What a wond erful gentleman. Im always i mpressed with the extraordinary energy of Dons service to his colleagues and the students of FSCJ, wrote Holloway Hughes par tner ed with community r esidents to sponsor the Center for LifelongL earning, which has held 224 c ourses for more than 3,000 s tudents since the pr o gram began in 2000. He has also joined a long list of cultural, civic and char itable or ganizations. They include the Amelia Community Theatre, the Boys and Girls ClubF oundation, Barnabas, M icah s Place, the Yulee Historical Society, Yulee Optimist Club, Amelia Island Museum of Histor y Katie Ride for Life, the Nassau County Volunteer Center and the Concours dElegance car show. My goal was to make the c ollege more visible in the community, said Hughes. Hughes was born in W appinger Falls, N.Y and moved to Florida in 1984, stopping in Neptune Beach for a few years before moving to Fernandina Beachw ith his wife Sue (who is also retiring next month from FSCJ as a full-time pr ofessor in communications) and two children. Hughes gr ew up as one of 12 siblings so that may be where he learned to chop through chaos and the importance of give and take. Those skills that have been important to his work and help make him so popular with so many people. What s next? Fishing and remodeling the kitchen. Hughes also plans to nestle into the grandparent business with lots of babysitting and continue caring daily for his in-laws, who are both in their 90s. mmaguir e@f bnewsleader.com HUGHES Continued from 1A Hughes LAWSUIT Continued from 1A
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We know people love turtles and every beachgoer can help increase their survival rate during nesting and hatching season. Residents and visitors to Florida are m ost likely to encounter the loggerhead sea turtle, named for its prominently featured block-like head. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the contiguous beaches from Brevard to Palm Beach counties are the most important loggerhead nesting sites in the Western Hemisphere. These beache s typically see 15,000 nesting loggerheads in a year. Overall, Florida can expect4 0,000 to 60,000 sea turtle nests by seasons end. A dult female sea turtles can come from as far as the West Coast of Africa to breed and nest on Florida beaches. A typical female may lay 85-120 ping-pong sized eggs in one sitting and repeat this process u p to eight times in one nesting season. Once deposited, incubation lasts for a pproximately two months. To minimize disturbance to nesting sea turtles, residents and visitors are advised to heed the following tips: Use sea turtle friendly lighting. Use low-power and low-frequency lighting a ngled downward to the ground. Residents and establishments close to the beach should pay special attention to cover fixtures as much as possible and keep them off when not needed; Refrain from fire and fireworks; Keep the beach clear. Do not litter or l eave behind beach equipment. Demolish sandcastles and fill in holes. Consider c leaning up litter spotted around you; Respect zones around nests and on the dunes. Keep back to avoid accidentally stepping on eggs; Do not disturb females while they nest. Feel free to observe from a safe distance without making excessive noise; Report sightings to 1-800-404-FWCC. Workers and volunteers can mark off the a rea to help prevent inadvertent damage; and If you spot a stranded or trapped female turtle call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1800-404-FWCC. For more information visit www. dep.state.fl.us/coastal. 4A F RIDAY J UNE 6, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Sea turtle nesting has begun The helpful place.Turner Ace Hardware2 990 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 ( 904) 261-5270 www.acehardware.com Multiply your productivity and performance with multi-tasking tools from STIHL These versatile tools feature d ependable,hardworking engines and universal power trains that a ccept a variety of interchangeable attachments. Give Dad a REAL Fathers Day gift! 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During his tenure in the Florida House, Bean received numerous awards and recognitions for his effective, conservative leadership and additionally was entrusted by t hen House Speaker Marco Rubio to serve as the chairman of the House Health Care Council, which h andled all health care p olicy in addition to the appropriations of about onethird of the s tate budget. Prior to b eing elected to the Florida House, Bean s erved as a commissioner and Mayor of Fernandina Beach. His extensive record of public service includes serving on the First Coast YMCA Board of D irectors, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the United Way. B ean received a B.S. in finance from Jacksonville U niversity, and was the city president of Compass Bank for 10 years. He and his wife, Abby, reside in Fernandina Beach with their three sons, where t hey attend Memorial United Methodist Church. C ontact FRWN by Tuesday to make a reservation at frwn firstname.lastname@example.org or 491-5544. Lunch is $20. Bean ROBERT FIEGE/NEWS-LEADER A sea turtle lays her eggs in the d unes at Main Beach in 2012.
The 14th class of Leadership Nassau, the Amelia IslandFernandina Beach-Yulee C hamber of Commerces comm unity leadership development p rogram, graduated May 15. The 22 members wrapped up their 10-month immersion into the history, economy, environment, government and culture of Nassau County with a commencement ceremony duri ng Business After Hours at the F ernandina Beach Golf Club. A lthough the class memb ers have completed Leader ship Nassau, they will continue to work on their class project to create a sustainable organization dedicated to the creation o f a monument at the Nassau C ounty Judicial Annex in Yulee. T he AIFBY chamber is now accepting applications for Class 15 through July 1. Leadership Nassau is open to any resident of Nassau County, but recruitment targets individuals with diverse geog raphical and socio-economic b ackgrounds and seeks a racial, g ender and age mix reflective of t he population. Cost is $650 for members of the Amelia IslandFernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce, $850 for nonmembers. A pplications for the 2014-15 L eadership Nassau class are a vailable at the chamber, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G, Amelia Island, and on the chambers website at www.islandchamber.com/LeadershipNassau.aspx. To have an application emailed or faxed to y ou, contact the chamber at i email@example.com or 261-3248. T he Leadership Nassau C lass of 2014 was Myra Cocker ham, Town of Hilliard, Bill Cromer, Citizens State Bank, David Emmons, Nassau County Economic Development Board, G eorge Faucher, Nassau C ounty Fire and Rescue, Steve F entriss, The Fentriss Group, Danny Fullwood, retiree, Kimberly Geib, Nassau County Health Department, David Hearn, Nassau County Road & Bridge Department, Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS Nassau County E xtension, Amanda Just, N assau County Animal Service s, Stephanie Knagge, Town of C allahan, Br e nt Lemond, Nassau County School Board, Angie Lester, City of Fernandina Beach, Dr. Kevin Lin, Precision Chiropractic, Laura L ott Harris, Lotts Furniture, H ugh McLean, Adminisolve, B ruce Meger, HR Systems, Inc., Tiffany Murphy, Town of Hilliard, Katrina RobinsonWheeler, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, Vivian Sankey, P et Care Center Nassau, Justin T aylor, Nassau County Property A ppraisers Office and Mary Wasil, RockTenn. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY J UNE 6, 2014 NEWS News-Leader SUBMITTED Leadership Nassau Class 14 members (from left) David Emmons, Nassau County Economic Development Board; Laura Lott Harris, Lotts Furniture; Kimberly Geib, Nassau County Health Department; Dr. Kevin Lin, Precision Chiropractic; Stephanie Knagge, Town of Callahan; Vivian Sankey, Pet Care Center Nassau; Myra Cockerham, Town of Hilliard; Bruce Meger, HR Systems, Inc.; Tiffany Murphy, Town of Hilliard; Steve Fentriss, The Fentriss Group; Angie Lester, City of Fernandina Beach; Justin Taylor, Nassau County Property Appraisers Office; Amanda Just, Nassau County Animal Services; Hugh McLean, Adminisolve; Katrina Robinson-Wheeler, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare; David Hearn, Nassau County Road & Bridge Department; Brent Lemond, Nassau County School Board; Mary Wasil, RockTenn; Bill Cromer, Citizens State Bank; (not pictured) George Faucher, Nassau County Fire and Rescue; Danny Fullwood, retiree; and Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS Nassau. Leadership Nassau class graduates T A LLAHASSEEThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOTeminds residents as the 2014 hurricane season ar rives tat the state s 511 system provides updates on major bridge and road closures, toll suspensions and evacuationr outes befor e, during and after hurricanes and other severe weather e encourage everyone to avoid driving during a hurricane unless absolutely neces sary, said Sgt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol. But if your area is being evacuated or you need to drive due to an emergency, we advise drivers to check 511 before leaving home. T her e ar e four ways for motorists to receive traffic updates: Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish. V i sit FL511.com for interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views. Download the free Florida 511 mobile app available on Google Play and iT unes. Follow one of the 12 statewide, regional or roadwayspecific feeds on T w itter The 511 system provides up-to-the-minute coverage on all of Florida s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways. In times of emergencies, the system also is updated with aler ts |on roadways not typically covered. FDOT r eminds all travele rs to check 511 befor e hitting the road, have a passenger check 511 while driving or pull over to avoid distracted driving. Fleein g a hurricane b y car ? Call 5 11
6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK O ver the years animal welfare in Nassau County has had its share of contentious issues. All the way back to1 994, when Howard Gilman donated the current building that houses Nassau County Animal Services (NCAS when the county hiredN assau Humane Society (NHS operation only to have the county take it back within five years. During that time theN assau County Commission established the Animal Control Oversight Committee t hat was short-lived, having been dissolved, to the disappointment of the members, by the very commission that created it. More than once theH umane Society of the United States has been called in to investigate animal welfare in the county, making recommendations for improvem ents, some left unheeded, e.g., increase budgets, improve staffing, reach o ut to the community, educate, etc. M ost recently the animal welfare spotlight for Nassau County has been shining on improvements at NCAS, including their Florida Animal Control Association (FACA) award, and also showcasing the Nassau Humane Society (NHS u nder construction adjacent to the current NHS facility a nd dog park. While certain attentions are being redirected to these organizations, I posit that it is time again to visit these two groups who play a large role in the animal welfare in Nassau County. F irst NCAS: the current director of this county facility a nd his team are to be commended for the improvements m ade to NCAS over the last couple of years. Indeed, although I was not living in the area at the time, I understand that before his taking the job, the building was in disrepair and a very unpleasant place for both animals retained there and people visi ting to adopt. He recognized a cleanup was in order and h as transformed the physical space of the operations. In reality, he had no place to go but up and seized the moment to initiate improvement. If you visit the NCAS web page at the county webs ite, you will find monthly shelter statistics posted for p ublic review and comparison. Government organizations like statistics, to count things. But I am an analyst by nature and by trade, ergo, always curious when numbers and numbers alone are left to t ell a story, especially knowing how difficult it is to quantif y something as subjective as animal services, i.e., not like counting potholes, street lights, road signs, etc. So w hile these numbers tell part o f a very promising story, for s ome, they also beg the questions what do the numbers really represent to the county commissioners and/or what is the rest of the story? It is mye xperience that government officials generally will not i nvestigate beyond the statistics. But NCAS budget figu res, which speak to the rest of the story, are also available at the county site, although difficult to locate. The NCAS mission statement posted at the web page tells us the f ocus of that county entity. Our philosophy is to promote responsible pet ownership, compassion towards animals and safe human-animal interactions. Nassau County Animal Services is responsible for animal related public safety. This is achieved t hrough shared county values including professionalism, r esponsibility, compassion, commitment, integrity, accountability and community partnerships. Second, lets take a look at NHS, a 501(cofit organization. The mission s tatement posted at their website is as follows, Nassau H umane Society is dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals; to alleviate their suffering and neglect, to support the human-animal bond, and to foster an environment in which people respect all living c reatures. Once again I highly commend the current N CAS director for recognizing the need to partner with organizations such as NHS to assist with animal welfare and a doptions/transfers overall. T heir relationship is param ount for maximizing humane treatment, adoption rates, no-kill status and spayneuter efforts for Nassau County animals. I t is apparent that Nassau County residents choose to m aintain the status of Amelia Island as the beauty mark on t he face of Nassau County, especially for the animals, as evidenced by the contributions raised to fund construction of the new NHS shelter now taking place on the i sland. And for those who say that NHS is building the aj Mahal, I can only attribute that to an invincible ignorance about what is truly needed to care for the animals while promoting best practices of shelter enrichment to increase an animals chances f or adoption. Here, my friends, is where I come to my point. Upon more than a quick glance at statistics/mission statements and after reviewing multitudes of county commission minutes, newspaper articles, videos, etc., I strongly believe i f the Nassau County Commission cannot better s upport/fund the current NCAS director/staff to operate a shelter that includes community outreach, shelter enrichment, proper staffing, etc., to promote the welfare/health of animals in i ts care, then the county needs to step aside and get o ut of the business of humane animal stewardship. For example, county funding for NCAS continues to d windle, including medical c are, which unfortunately due t o irresponsible pet ownership is a large part of the humane treatment needed for animals being kenneled in their facility. Funds for best practices ofo utreach and education are non-existent. Improved animal c ontrol enforcement and escalating county dog fighting c harges from civil infractions to mirroring the states animal fighting laws, FL s. 828.122, charging as a third-degree felony, might be more along the lines of how the county c an contribute to animal related public safety Not long ago I watched a video of one of the county commissioners addressing a question about privatization of some county services. His answer amounted to yes, we can do that as long as jobs are n ot lost, words spoken as a true politician! NCAS budgets i ndicate almost 75 percent of their funding is going to salaries/benefits while a 501(c a 50/50 split between salaries and operations as they focus on their missions. P erhaps now is the time for the principals of both N CAS and NHS to formulate a plan for moving forward as contractual partners so that the county can privatize/outsource their animal services. That move would transfer animal welfare responsibility to t hose who understand staffing/care levels needed f or the humane treatment associated with the enrichment required for homeless animals, to those who have p roven community support i ncluding a strong funding b ase, to those who know how to generate a team of dedicated volunteers, to those who have a focused adoption protocol and trackr ecord and on and on. Not only could that re-branding r esult in the saving of county budget dollars, more import antly, it would maximize saving the lives of our homeless animals placing them into loving homes. What a concept! VIEWPOINT/ R EBECCA A YERS / F ERNANDINA B EACH County should give up animal services F RIDAY J UNE 6, 2014 OPINION News-Leader 802 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach R eservations Recommended 904-310-6049 www.ameliaIslandDavids.com COMMUNITY THANKS Thanks for lending a hand, couldnt have done it without you. Your help and donations meant so much. Y ou wer e in t he right place with the right stuff at the r ight time: city of Fernandina Beach, M acAr t hur Family YMCA, First Coast Community Bank, Magna s Salon, Gaw Family, Hi Liner Fishing Gear and Tackle (Ed Gaw, Jr.), Diamond Fishing Products (Ed Gaw, Jr.), Publix, Scuba Station (Kathy Russell), Coca Cola, PS Pr oductions, P anera Bread, Police Auxiliary, Fire D epartment and paramedics, Coast Guard A uxiliar y 14-7, Mount Dora Laundr y food table or g anizers Peg Dickinson and Donna Miller, calligrapher Susan, all who attended, and most of all, all swimmers who participated. Much thanks and love fr om the Isobel O Brien Gaw family. A nd thank you to our devoted event d ir e ctor Scott Mikelson. Isabel Gaw Fernandina Beach E E d d G G a a w w O O p p e e n n O O c c e e a a n n C C h h a a l l l l e e n n g g e e N L / P S A
S S i i d d e e w w a a l l k k t t o o S S o o m m e e w w h h e e r r e e I am a paraplegic. Recently (May 3 0) John Cascone wrote a letter to the News-Leader entitled The sidewalk that never was. Mr. Cascones letter was replete with untruths. On May 7, 2014, I flew from Boston toF ernandina to meet with federal and state investigators who were in town t o investigate the two complaints I filed against CSX Railroad for their a ntiquated and dangerous crossing and the city of Fer n andina for its refusal to replace the sidewalk on the west side of the Marina Restaurant. Anyone can go to North Front Street and see the hexagonal block sidewalk that exists on the west sideo f the Marina Restaurant. It is in a s ad state of disrepair due in large p ar t to the constant wear and tear fr o m vehicle parking. What was once a sidewalk that served as safe passage for pedestrians is now used as a personal parking space for Mr. Cascone, whose office is in Mrs. (Patriciaoundass building. Mrs.T oundas owns the Marina Restaur ant, often frequented by city comm issioners, and in par t icular Charlie Corbett. I urge every citizen of Fernandina to stand at the southwest cor ner of the Marina Restaurant at Centre Street and look down the west side of the building and seef or yourself that the sidewalk indeed e xists. The existence of a sidewalk i s r e fer enced in Ordinance No. 258, dated May 6, 1954, and references the westerly sidewalk line of Lots 1, 2 and 3 ... the Dur yee Building aka the Marina Restaurant. That side walk line is still visible today next to the br oken hexagonal blocks. Fur thermore, the city has always r ecognized that sidewalk, as evi denced by the sur vey done by Manzie Drake Land Surveying on sheet #2 dated Dec. 18, 2008. For Mr. Cascone to now claim there is no sidewalk is hypocrisy and cynicism beyond belief. In his letter, Mr. Cascone threw a lot of cheap shots at many but his misogyny and hatred for (former mayor) Susan Steger was palpable. And no, Mr Cascone, I am neither a crony nor part of a confederacy. What I am is part of a collective, a larger community of interested and concerned citizens who believe in equal access for all. We are joined by our shar ed desir e to see the side walk that has existed for over half a centur y be made compliant with fed eral and state disability guidelines and not used for parking to obstruct access for all people to the Salty Pelican. The Sidewalk to Somewher is there, and somewhere leads to the Salty Pelican. I made a pr omise last year to the city of Fernandina that I would r emain involved in this pr ocess until a proper sidewalk is constructed that connects Centre Street to the Salty Pelican. I will endeavor to ensure that the city of Fernandina complies with the law and provides equal access to all.W inston Chur chill, a man whose integrity has never been questioned, said it best: The tr uth is incontr over tible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. Jennifer Lynne Niles Duxbury, Mass. T T r r y y a a s s t t r r o o n n g g e e r r c c u u p p o o f f J J o o e e Club 60 is when your e suppose to matur e, Joe. I couldnt help laughing at your dread of turning 60 (May 30 cataracts when youve had the annoying symptoms for ages. Where have you been, young man? Getting old can be danger ous, but you havent really started yet. Im the type of person who somehow has managed to still be alive and happy and I expect to turn 86 on June 27. I suggest you get to know a few of us that have made it to 70 and 80 and find out, God willing, you can do it too. You may still have a lot to accomplish and our island can sur e use all the help we can get! Don Parker Fer nandina Beach C C o o u u n n t t y y t t a a x x e e s s Nassau County Commissioner Barry Holloways budget plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year: 1. Raise taxes. 2. Spend the $10 million set aside for the Sherif fs Administration b uilding on other items. 3. Raise the countys debt by borrowing $10 million to build the Sherif f s Administration building. Commissioner Steve Kelleys budget plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year: 1. No tax raises. 2. Spend the $10 million set aside for the Sheriffs Administration building the way it was intended to pay for the sheriffs building. 3. No new debt. Voters have a clear choice in the upcoming election for county com missioners. Rebecca Walker Fernandina Beach A A m m i i r r a a c c l l e e Kevin Slaymaker and girlfriend Tracy Hiers were at the pier fishing and letting their 7-year -old and 3year -old play in sand when a lady runs up and says my little girl is floating off on a boogie board. Tracy starts out to get her but Kevin is fishing under the pier in water so he figures he can go out and grab her quickly By the time he gets to her the current has taken them both out fur ther; instead of fighting the cur rent Kevin takes child out with current that last approximately 20 minutes with him going under water a few times but holding child up above water. Bystanders standing by are gasping, hoping the two of them make it, the girlfriend with two kids is screaming thinking he isn t gonna make it, got on her knees with both kids and prayed, which touched the heart of many standing on shore. Others began to pray as well when suddenly out in the deep waters the hero stood up; there just happened to be a sandbar way out ther e appear ed fr om nowher e, it took him minutes to catch his breath and bring her to shor e where the mother was terrified and hugged her little girl then ran and wrapped her arms around this hero! I saw her thanking him and his girlfriend in tears, and everyone was saying this was a miracle, prayers answer ed fr om up above for the both of them to make it out safely. What a her o this man was to risk his own life to save this precious child. Brought tears to a lot of eyes. As I heard the girlfriend praying she said, dear Lor d, please let the both of them be OK and make sure they get on shore, I believe in him saving her and I believe in you fullys aving him. Don t let me down, I can t lose him, he is a blessing to me and this child has her whole life ahead of her. The 7-year-old girl stood up and said, Hes the bestest daddy in the world, don t take him away . The 3-year-old was crying hysterically; befor e all of this everyone was watching the father ands on fish, he was so cute r unning back and forth to get his daddy some shrimp, people were taking pictur es of the two standing ther e, just priceless. Ever yone out ther e thanked this gr eat her o and also his girlfriend for not being afraid to kneel down in front of so many and speak out loud to God you dont see that too often. He saves this child and calmly walked away with his face so pale, let people hug and thank him and picked his fishing pole up, let his son grab him a shrimp and went about his fishing. This isn t an ever yday thing, you had to be there to see it, there was a group saying prayers had been answered, it was a miracle. Carol Watkins Jacksonville U U n n r r u u l l y y b b e e h h a a v v i i o o r r On Tuesday, May 27 while walking downtown Fernandina, I witnessed a white Volvo traveling slowing shouting vile obscenities to the people walking or sitting enjoying the day I reported this to the police on duty The purpose of this letter is that the police advised me that there were no other complaints. I hope this type of disrespectful intimidation is not deemed acceptable in the future. W illiam Lanyi Fernandina Beach K K u u d d o o s s o o n n t t h h e e w w a a t t e e r r f f r r o o n n t t Having lived here for 15 years, I have a frame of r efer ence of what the waterfront looked like then and what it looks like now. And what a gr eat impr ovement! I like what we have and dont know that we need mor e. Compared to 15 years ago: The silting is gone (perhaps to return but right now, it is gone!), the boater s r eception building is new (OK, not an architectural gem, but lets not be picky), the boardwalk has been r efurbished and extend ed, the lots have been cleared of debris, ther e is now a beautiful area for Petanque or other activities, there is a lovely picnic area with canopy that I have used with friends. My husband and I, either together or with out of town guests, have walked the redone boardwalk and the newly done cemented docks andg loried in the fact that this is a place with accessible, beautiful water f ront vistas. If any area could be further improved, it would be those areas that ar e now privately owned. However understandably the city cannot do anything on private pr o perty unless the pr operty owner has code or ordin ance violations. I must str ongly state that allowing high-density rezoning for that area is not advisable either as that is not in keeping with the character of our city. But I have been to lots of water fr ont ar eas and ours compares nicely. There is nothing wrong for striving to make things better. However, there comes a time when we have to look at the various problems facing our city and ask ourselves are we diver ting ener gies her e to fix some thing that isnt broken? Again, I would like to end on a positive note: lots of people worked hard on the improvements that I have seen and enjoy. They deserve our kudos! Jan Cote-Merow Fernandina Beach E E n n h h a a n n c c e e d d o o w w n n t t o o w w n n Cities thr oughout the United States have come to view public art as integral to a communitys identity and significant in enhancing economic development and tourism and, also, a means to enrich the spirit and pride of its citizens. Last July the Fernandina Beach City Commission placed their final stamp of appr oval on a Public Art Ordinance that establishes an Art in Public Places Program for the city. The objective of that program is to develop a worthwhile, enduring and varied collection of artwork in public spaces. Oppor tunities exist for acceptance of artwork either on a temporar y or per manent basis. On Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. members of Arts and Culture Nassau will be presenting an overview of the Public Ar t Or dinance and the process by which individual artists or groups can apply for their artwork to be displayed at a number of sites throughout the city of Fernandina Beach. The session is open to anyone seeking to know more about the opportunities that this program provides. The information session will be held at the Ar t Education Center of the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second Street, Fernandina Beach. For mor e infor mation, con tact me at (904 Shar on Haffey Arts and Culture Nassau VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Just a few days into my living the sixties the second time around, I romped out onto the back deck one evening wearing flip-flops my footwear of choice hit a wet spot and went arse over tea kettle. The impact of my butt hitt ing the wooden deck shook the house and drove the moles from their burrows in the b ackyard. All righty then, I thought to myself as I gingerly got back onto my feet, rejoicing that nothing was damaged but my pride and that there werent even any eyewitnesses to that. The next day was a different story. I woke up and walked to the bathroom to brush my t eeth and the pain was so bad in my left hip it not only nearly took my breath away, but it felt f or a moment that my left leg was about to give way beneath me. It hurt like that on and off for the rest of the day. Sometimes it didnt hurt at all, like when standing or sitting still or lying down, and sometimes it only hurt real bad if my gait varied much from one step to the next. OK, I thought, unwisely playing doctor with m yself. Its only a badly bruised muscle or tendon. Itll be better tomorrow. B ut it wasnt. And it wasnt better the next day or the day after that one, either. I finally broke down and called the local orthopod who fixed my bunged-up shoulder a few years ago. His office scheduled me an appointment the following day. The office staffer asked me what happened and I explained to her as best a s I could that I was afraid I broke my butt somehow, whatever the medical term for a broken butt is. As soon as I got there, they sent me down the hall for a couple of X-rays. M odern X-ray technology is a marvel. No more sitting a round waiting for the film to be developed and lugged over to the doctors office. Now, everything after the picture is taken is all computerized. By the time I hobbled back over to my doctors o ffice, he was reading my film. T he office staffer showed me to a room to wait for the doctor but he was coming in by the time she left. We shared a couple of chummy pleasantries and then he gave me a quick going over and invited me down the hall to see the pictures. The X-rays of my left hip were prominently highlighted and the doc pointed t o a tiny, barely visible sliver of topography that didnt quite blend in with the rest. Then h e said, voila! Watch what happens when I move my mouse over this and enlarge it. Presto! Even my pretend-doctor eyes could see that something was amiss. Yes, saith the sawbones, what you see right here is a hairline fracture of the greater trochanter. And no, Greater Trochanter is not an island in the L esser Antilles, but a part of the anatomy attached to your butt known in plain laymans terms as the hip. Very pregnant pause here. Yes, the hip. That collection of bones made famous by a commercial that goes, Help! Ive f allen and I cant get up. All righty then. Not to worry too much, my d octor said. Yes, I dodged a bullet, but I wont be seeing him in the operating room unless I dont take care of it and be careful for awhile. Itll mend, but I cant run or jump or engage in any kind of impact activities for awhile, which means curtailing getting nekkid and chasing my wife around the house on a pogo stick. So h e gave me some medication to help out with the inflammation, orders to do some stretches a nd an appointment to return in two weeks for a re-evaluation. This kind of stuff isnt supposed to happen to us young folk. And I gotta believe the impact on the deck wouldnt have been as bad had I still some cushy on the tushy, which I dont because Ive lost so much weight. Lets s ee, Ive got heart disease, cataracts and now Ive broken my dang hip. My kids are already t alking about putting me out to pasture. Or maybe I could just make TV commercials with the other oldsters. In the meantime, I think Ill just get a tat. And not one of those from the local tattoo parlor, either. I mean the whole enchilada, a Total Arse Transplant. firstname.lastname@example.org CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY J UNE 6, 2014 OPINION News-Leader What I need now is a tat \BOB ENGLEHART/THE HARTFORD COURANT 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! 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My ninth-grade English teacher did not share this direction. Mr. Pincus asked his students to write about what they did not know. But he didnt tell ust his directly. And he did not tell us why. In f act, he took a wily approach to share this message: discover the world beyond your own. Let me tell you how he did that. This story starts with a term paper assignment. T hat is not a pleasant a ssignment for any high school student, even one who had aspir e d since fifth grade to be Br enda Star r reporter. The first deadline was tight. On a Friday afternoon Mr. Pincus said we had the weekend to identi f y a topic and develop an outline. On Monday we would shar e our subject and salient details with the class. Obviously, you are expected to do the best you can in high school. But it is not supposed to be tor t ure. I struggled to find an idea. It didnt help that my best friend immediately decided to write her paper on the Ef fects of Advertising on Children. Her father was a copywriter at a big advertising agency in New York City, assigned to a cereal account. I rolled my eyes. Where would she find the latest r esear c h? O ne boy in our class said that he would w rite 1,000 wor ds on super her o es and thus s ealed his fate to spend prom night at the movies. Or in the bat cave. Another friend planned to write about the solar system (her father was a scientist another friend, who was also our high schools track star, planned to focus her paper on how ever yone with the right train ing should be able to run a sub-four minute mile. I walked our dog a lot that weekend trying to come up with an idea. I was fr ee to think because in the 1980s no one worried about troublesome details like picking up dog waste. As we circled the same suburban blocks, Buttons and I passed piles of pr evious dr op pings and I wondered why someone had not invented a chemical of some sor t to have them magically disappear. (Is anyone working on that now? I have two sizable shep herds.) This nettlesome question sparked a couple of term paper ideas. Famous inventors? Magicians? There had to be tons of books on Houdini at the librar y As I mulled those topics over, the leash snapped and my dog disappear ed down the street chasing a squirrel. Someone should really teach him not to do that, I thought. And thats when I decided that the person to do that would be me. Training. Proper care. Various breeds. The paper could easily be outlined. My problem was solved. On Monday I was pr epar ed for class. Everyone was. We were a satisfied, comfortable group. Until Mr. Pincus instructed us to switch papers with the person next to us. And just like that I was assigned to write about model airplanes. At this time of year when graduation speakers of fer advice to students about how to live their lives, my thoughts go to Mr. Pincus, who taught me that ther e ar e worlds to explor e beyond the one I live in. 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C OMMUNITY CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F R IDAY J U NE 6 2014 / N E WS L E ADER 8 A Relax, your travel agent has us covered A f ter all He did, we refuse to trust the Lord our God, who goes before us looking for theb est place to camp, guiding us by a pillar of fire at night and a pillow of c loud by day. Sometimes when we travel, we cons ult a travel agent to assist us with finding the best route, aircraft and accomm odations. They have more information and better access to see the full picture of what we want to accomplish, and it makes sense to benefit from their expertise. T he Lord, like a travel agent, knows the best route, transportation methoda nd accommodations for our journey. He precedes us to search out the way w e should go and where he wants us to settle for the night. He orders our steps with great wisdom; He first checks out the path for us to take. After everything he has done to demonstrate His care and concern for our every need, we would think our lack o f trust in God would get pretty tiresome to Him. W e have mutual respect for each other; our travel agent k nows what our standards are, what we r equire and expect. They perceive and a nticipate what will make us happy because they want us to keep coming back. As our Father who m ade us, God knows what we need and e njoy. God did not spare Jesus to ensure we would have eternal life; therefore, He will withhold nothing that we need. We refuse to question Him, even when we misunderstand the decisionsH e made for us. He has never been wrong. So why concern ourselves since w e are His concern? We do not have a pillar of fire or a cloud to lead us but we do have the Holy Ghost within us. We should trust His navigation more than any fire or cloud. His spirit working with our recreated spirits will never lead us in any way that is contrary to the word or displeasing to t he Father. We are the body of Christ. We will n ever believe that His Father would ever do anything to jeopardize or hinder H is sons body, all of us, His family. The problem may be that we still dont know who we really are. Relax. God, your travel agent, has us covered. The families of the late Mother Liza F loyd, Sis. Camille Hilderbrand, Alice Glory Delesley and Rev. C.J. Brown e xpress their sincere thanks to you, their family and friends for every act of kindness shown to them during their hours of bereavement during the sickness and loss of their loved ones. May God continue to bless each of you. Birthday wishes to MaSheaela C ribb, Vivian Perry, Antoinette Jones, Leroy Coleman, Carmen Emory, K evron Smith, Rosella Gadson, Ravel Russell, Anna Roberts, Tangala Shephard, Vernita Edwards. And a very special happy anniversary to Herbert and Lexie Chatman, Qaun and Alisha Brown and Kenneth and Ardee Harris. NOW AND THEN Maybelle Kirkland MILITARY NEWS Deadline for wedding information and photos is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication on Friday. Abrief announcement of the wedding engagement or ceremony will be published free of charge. Additional information may run at a fee of $6.34 per column inch. Aphotograph of the bride or couple may be submitted and will run free at one column by 2 1/2 inches. Larger photos will be charged a fee of $6.34 per column inch. Call 261-3696 for information. BIRTH n L yle and Anna Rose of Y u lee announce the bir th of a son, Brody Lyle Rose, born at 12:58 p.m. May 7, 2014, at St.V incent s Medical Center in Jacksonville. The baby weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and measured 21 inches inl ength. P ater nal grandpar ents are M ark and Car o l Rose of C allahan. Mater nal grandpar e nts ar e Steve and Darlene Jones of Hilliard. Gr e at-grandpar e nts ar e Bobby and Myr na Fales of Hilliar d, Anna and the late Jessie Jones of Callahan, Vereta and the late KennethR ose of Jacksonville and J eanne and the late Bar ton C lark of Y u lee. n Air Force Airman Mikaley P. Towle graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. T he airman completed an i ntensive, eight-week prog ram that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits towar d an associate in a pplied science degree t hr o ugh the Community C ollege of the Air For c e. Towle is the daughter of Kelley and Don Kline of Fernandina Beach. She is a 2011 graduate of W est Nassau High School, Callahan. n U .S. Air National Guar d Airman 1st Class Cody A. Thompson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. T he airman completed an i ntensive, eight-week prog ram that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits towar d an associate in a pplied science degree t hr o ugh the Community C ollege of the Air For c e. Thompson is the son of Laura C. and Shawn D. Thompson of Jacksonville and grandson of Linda and Larry L. Hetz of Br yceville. He is a 2011 graduate of W est Nassau High School, C allahan. C AMPUS NO TES n Rachel Elizabeth Gillespie of Fer nandina Beach, whose major is psychology has been named to the presidents list at Clemson University for the spring 2014 semester. To be named to the president s list, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As point average. n Christopher Joseph Kef fer of Fer nandina Beach, whose major is chemical engi neering, has been named to the deans list at Clemson University for the spring 2014 semester. To be named to the deans list, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. Ro n A n d e r s o nBUICKGMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904 FAMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Bailey Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hwy 1, Callahan, FL Steve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStreet Fernandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d s s H H o o u u s s e e THISSPACEAVAILABLE. CALL261-3696 AND ASKFORANAD-VISOR TOPUTTHISSPACETO WORKFORYOU. SUBSCRIBETODAY! fbnewsleader.com Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cryout to you. May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry. Psalm 88:1-2 There are many situations where we experience loss ambiguously. A family member suffering from a brain injury or who is becoming progressively more senile certainly fits the criteria for ambiguous loss, because they are physically present but psychologically absent. Homesickness is also a case of ambiguous loss because the person missed can be psychologically present, on the phone, for instance, but be physically absent. Choosing to move away from home or to break up with a romantic partner are clear cases of ambiguous loss, which we may have chosen in full knowledge that we would experience some sadness or melancholy. Abductions, missing persons, and cases where someone is lost are particularly difficult forms of ambiguous loss because the family and friends of the missing person simply dont know what to expect. In some cases, the ambiguity resolves, people regain their health or missing persons are found, but often the ambiguity remains and there may never be closure. Dealing with these situations requires the ability to live with ambiguity. Usually thereis no easy answer,and the temptation to solve these problems only exacerbates the experience of ambiguous loss, because it holds out the prospect of closure or resolution when there is none.Christopher Simon Ambiguous Loss YOUTHS OF THE MONTH TOURING YOUTH CHOIR IN CONCERT The youth choir from First United Methodist Church of Lakeland is t ouring and will perform i n Fernandina Beach on M onday. The community i s welcome to this free c oncert at Memorial U nited Methodist Church, 601 Centre St., at 7 p.m. in the main Sanctuary. The concert will feature orchestra, hand bells and choir per-f orming a variety of m usic including gospel, c ontemporary, and classic al. Call MUMC at 2615769. SUBMITTED Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County take pleasure i n naming two fine youngsters as Youths of the Month for M arch: Malcolm Pozzetta and Julie Pitois. Malcolm Pozzetta is exceptional as a very well-behaved and articulate youngster who attends Southside Elementary in second grade. S taff members at the Roberts Club see Malcolm as mature m uch beyond his seven-year age and to be highly trustworthy. He is eager to help with the chores around the club, which mirrors his willingness to help with chores at home. At school he achieves A-B Honor Roll and looks forward to swimming a lot when he h as the chance. It is a bit too soon for Malcolm to have his future planned but we know he will bring a great attitude to whatever he attempts. Julie Pitois credits the Miller Freedom Club with enabling her to boost her acad emic performance in school so that this fifth grader regularly makes A-B Honor Roll at Emma Love Hardee Elementary. In addition, she b elieves the club has helped h er to know and respect others and her self, too. Julie puts that into practice by tutoring y ounger club members, by p articipating the clubs SMART Girls and Top Tomatoes programs, and by volunteering in community and school p rojects. She was awarded second-place prize in the clubs Freedom Essay Contest. Julie loves the performing arts and one of her goals is to join her schools band. At age 11, Julie has a well-formed a mbition to attend Boston University and become a veterinarian. Her pathway to success seems assured. P ozzetta Pitois SUBMITTED O n May 14, the Ocean Highway and Port Authority of Nassau County recogn ized thr ough pr oclamation the Yulee Middle School Y Town design team for its a ccomplishments in the T ransportation Planning Organizations statewide competition Transportation Tomorrow Brian Reeves, OH&PA commissioner said, It was a pleasure to recognize these students fr om Y ulee Middle School and their teacher JT Medley with a proclamation commending them for the superlative accomplishments of the students and educational environment. Teams Y Town (first place in regionals) and HAPS second place in r egionals) have cast a vision of what transpor tation will look like through the eyes of future transportation users. The presentation by Y T own to the Ocean Highway and Por t Authority board won Most Holistic for the statewide competition. Team members were also recognized by Island Falls in Fernandina Beach with free Putt-Putt passes. Back row, from left, are Brian Reeves, J. T. Medley (YMS Ron Braddock and Car r ol Franklin. Fr ont r ow ar e Laur en Courson, Jor dan Bell and Zane Mckendree. Not pictured are Y-town members Kassidy Cox and David Alexander, Commissioner Richard Bruce and HAPS team members Sanryn Flagler, Heather Higginbotham, T aliyah Lipscomb, Camer on Maughan, A ver yanna Vinson and Isaac Shaw. FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION HE S S SCHOLARS SUBMITTED Erin Joyce and Katie Sipes ar e pictur ed with Gar y Marlowe of the Amelia Cruizers after receiving the Justin Hess Scholarship on May 13 at Juniors Seafood inY ulee. Funds for the scholarship ar e raised at the annual Amelia Cruizers card show held each October. Each student received a $2,000 scholarship. Tailgate Cook-Off set for Aug. 22-23 T he fifth Annual Great S outhern Tailgate Cook-Off will f ir e up again on Aug. 22 and 23 at Main Beach on Amelia Island. Barbecue cooking teams fr om acr oss the country will compete for cash prizes and, of course, bragging rights. The cook-off is sanctioned by theK ansas City Barbeque Society a nd featur es professional and backyar d barbecue competition teams. The event will feature live musical entertainment, food and beverages and the VIP Pig Pub and is a fundraiser for the Gator Bowl Association. The fun starts at 3 p.m. on Aug. 22 and 10 a.m. Aug. 23. Admission is $5. V isitors can pur chase food and drink from various vendors and also enjoy the VIP Pig Pub with shaded tables and bar seat ing, fans, cold beverages and a great view of the stage. There is a $5 per day cover charge and guests must be 21 years of age or older. For mor e infor mation, to r egister to par ticipate as a pr ofessional or backyard team or for schedule details, visit www.gstailgatecookoff.com.
Q: I heard you talk about a different hydrangea than the normal French mop head. What is it? SG A: Hydrangea macrophylla, also called bigleaf, moph eads or French hydrangea, has either pink or blue flowe rs. Flower color is determined indirectly by the soil pH, which affects the availability of aluminum in the soil. In acid soils the flowers will be blue; i n alkaline soils the flowe rs will be pink. Aluminum is available to the plant in acid soils. Research has d etermined the actual m echanism of color variation is due to the presence or absence of aluminum comp ounds in the flowers. For b lue flowers, maintain a soil pH between 5 and 5.5. Apply aluminum sulfate or sulfur to reduce the pH to this range when you see new growth emerging in April. For pink flowers, maintain a soil pH of6 or more by liming your soil. Lace cap was the other t ype of hydrangea you heard me discuss. The lacecaps h ave a center of fertile, relatively non-showy flowers and an outer ring of showy, sterile flowers, which together form a pinwheel effect. H ydrangea requires shade ( either continuous shade or m or n ing sun and afternoon shade), moist, but not wet soils, and cool winters. After plants ar e well established, French hydrangea is moderately drought tolerant and moderately salt tolerant. Form ore complete information o n gr owing hydrangeas, p lease check out this University of Florida publication: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ ep330. Q: Would you be able to identify this wildflower for me? It is growing all over the conservation area behind m y house. JB A: I found this wildflower i n one of our reference books. Blackroot, Pterocaulon pycnostachyum, is native to pine flatwoods and sandhills of Florida and on the coastal plains of the Carolinas and westward to Louisiana. It often grows inm oist, shady sites to dry a reas in full sun. B lackr o ot is a member of the aster family and the sole species in Florida in this genus. The only other mem ber of this genus in Nor th America, wand blackr oot (P virgatum) is quite rare and o nly found in Louisiana and T exas. A n unusual characteristic of black root (and where it gets its name) is the tuberous black r oots. These r o ots allow the plant to stor e lar ge amounts of food and survive prolonged periods of drought. It is similar to the tuberous roots of dahlia, tuberous begonia, and sweet potato. T he foliage is distinctive. T he stems and undersides of t he linear leaves are densely covered by silvery hairs and the stems are conspicuously winged. The upper surface of the leaves is deep green in color and somewhat shiny. Propagation is by s eeds. T he flowers are attractive t o a variety of butter flies such a s the Gray Hairstr e ak, Whirlabout Skipper, and Zebra Swallowtail. The botan ical name of the flower spike is spiciform I added this note for all you botanical nerds like me. Q: W hat is causing the g r owths on my bay tr ee l eaves? JJ A: The red bay psyllid, T r ioza magnoliae, was originally called the bay magnolia psyllid (Ashmead 1881 because the host plant from which it was originally described was believed to be t he plant that is now known as sweet bay (Magnolia virginiana L.) which is in the family Magnoliaceae. However, there are no k nown verifiable records of this insect on plant specieso ther than native species of Persea bay trees (Mead 1 967) in the family Lauraceae. Most, but not all, species of psyllids are narrowly host specific (Hodkinson 1984), and R. magnoliae i s not known to use even other species of Lauraceae b esides P borbonia ( redbay tree) and P. palustris (swamp b ay) as hosts. Therefore, it is referred to as the red bay psyllid. Red bay psyllid galls are almost universally present on P borbonia and P. palustris. I n fact, they are so omnipresent t hat Nelson (1994 gested using the presence of t he galls as an identification clue to these species of Persea. T he galls cause absolutely n o harm and no steps should be taken to cure the tree. Red bay psyllids are not believed to attack avocado, Persea americana Mill which has also been thr eatened by the ambrosia beetle. P ersea borbonia, r edbay, a s well as other southeaster n U .S. Lauraceae and some of the organisms dependent on this tree are now threatened by a lethal fungal species living in the exotic red bay ambr osia beetle, Xylebor us glabratus Eichhoff I t is this beetle which has d estr oyed thousands of acr es o f our native red bay species. This information was provided through the Features Creatures article produced by the UF/IFAS Entomology& Nematology Depar tment: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/cr e atures/orn/trees/red_bay_ p syllid.htm. R ebecca Jor d i, UF/IF AS County Extension Director for Nassau County and Nassau County Horticulture Agent III, is a University of Florida faculty member email@example.com HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H OMES 9A F R IDAY J U NE 6, 2014/News-Leader M M a a s s t t e e r r G G a a r r d d e e n n e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m Applications for the Nass au County Master Gardener volunteer program are now a vailable online. The deadline is June 27. For an overview of the Master Gardener program, an application and to complete the pre-test, see http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/hor ticulture/mgnassau.html. For a dditional questions, contact the Extension office at 8791019, or Rebecca Jordi at firstname.lastname@example.org. C C u u m m b b e e r r l l a a n n d d t t r r i i p p Walkin Nassau will hold a walk on the south end trail of Cumberland Island, Ga., i ncluding the ruins, on June 7. Check in for the ferry by 11:15 a.m. Ferry departs at 11:45 a.m. and returns at 2:45 p.m., or continue on the island and take the last ferry. Reserve your seat by calling the National Park Service office in downtown St. Marys, Ga., at (912 860-6787. Fee is $20 adutls/ $18 seniors. Park user fee is $4, paid the day of the event. Bring bottled water and as nack. The walk will be about 3 miles and the terrain can be r ugged. For information contact Jane Bailey at dnjbail email@example.com or 2619884. U U n n i i o o n n G G a a r r r r i i s s o o n n A Union Garrison at Fort C linch State Park will be held June 7-8. History interpreters r ecreate 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 soldierd rills. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. S atur day and 9 a.m. to noon S unday. Call 277-7274 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/for tclinch. S S e e a a t t u u r r t t l l e e s s Join a park ranger and learn about the lifecycle of thes ea turtle and the importance o f these cr eatur es on June 7 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations a re necessary and the program is free. For information c ontact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904 2 320. Visit www.floridastateparks.org. R R o o a a d d c c l l e e a a n n u u p p Youre invited. Wild Amelia N ature Festival volunteers will clean up a stretch of South F letcher Avenue on June 8 starting at 8 a.m. at the Peters P oint Parking lot. Disposable latex gloves, orange safety vests and litterbags are supplied. Light colored clothing is helpful for safety and visibility. W ear comfortable, closed-toe shoes, a hat and sunglasses. P articipants must view the safety video on the state D epartment of Transportation website (under Main Level Navigation at Information by Topic select Offices, click on Maintenance Office, click on A dopt-a-Highway, click on Safety Video). For information contact Pam Sass between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 261-6408. T T r r a a i i l l s s m m e e e e t t i i n n g g T he A1A Oceans Islands T rail Corridor Advocacy Group will meet June 9 at 3 p.m. at The Broward House, 9953 Heckscher Drive. The group is proceeding with scenic highway designation for A1A in Northeast Florida, i ncluding Nassau County. For i nformation contact Margo M oehring at (904 email@example.com or by mail at Northeast Florida Regional Council, 6850 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL 32216. P P l l a a n n t t c c l l i i n n i i c c O n June 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p .m. Extension Dir e ctor/ H or t icultur e Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic. All county residents are invited to bring plant samples showing problems in their landscapes. Pr oblems will be identified and solutions o ffered for correction. There i s no fee for this ser vice. For i nfor m ation call 879-1019. Change hydrangeas color by adjusting pH The lacecap hydrangea, above, has a center of fertile, relatively non-showy flowers and an outer ring of showy, sterile flowers that together f orm a pinwheel effect. Red bay psyllid galls, right, cause no harm. PHOTOS BY REBECCA JORDI/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER GARDEN TALK R ebecca Jordi
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, JUNE6, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A Billy Casper Golf, the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and r esorts in the U.S., will host the fourth annual "World's Largest Golf Outing" Aug. 11 to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. The simultaneous golf outing will be played at more than 120 BCG-managed courses in 28 states and is open to all golfers regardless of ability. A USGA handicap is not required. The Fernandina Beach Golf Club is one of the courses participating along with Jacksonville area courses Bent Creek Golf Course and the St. Johns Golf & Country Club. Part of event proceeds and all donations from non-players benefit WWP, the national organization whose mission is to honor and empower W ounded Warriors, some of whom will be playing in the W orld's Largest Golf Outing. T eams are encouraged to raise additional funds to support the worthy cause; donations to WWP unrelated to event participation are made at www.worldslargestgolfouting.com. Last year, BCG hosted more than 10,000 golfers, including 70 injured service members at 110 of its courses in 24 states and raised $725,000 for WWP, topping the 2012 event that totaled 7,800 golfers and $400,000 to WWP. Since its inception four years ago, the World's Largest Golf Outing has donated more than $1.1 million to WWP, the largest amount ever via a single-day golf event. BCG forecasts another r ecord-breaking charity donation this year. "The World's Largest Golf Outing continues to raise the bar in giving back to our injured veterans," says Peter Hill, chairman and CEO of BCG. "The astounding growth in participation and donations by Billy Casper Golf's loyal golfers is humbling and shows unwavering support for our country's heroes." "Our warriors were awed by the generosity of golfers," says Adam Silva, chief development officer of WWP. "We salute the innovative ways of Billy Casper Golf and look forward to this year's edition of the World's Largest Golf Outing." Highlights from the 2013 W orld's Largest Golf Outing: Lyman Orchards Golf Club (Middlefield, Conn.) raised $51,449 in total donations Team Calkin at Alta V ista Country Club (Placentia, Calif.) raised $14,960 Four teams raised more than $8,000 each Ten courses hosted more than 200 golfers (Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Lincoln, Calif., hosted 307) Teams of father-son wounded warriors, celebrities and politicians played in the event "The outpouring from across the country is incredible," says Sergeant Robert Maier, an injured service member who survived two IED attacks and played in the 2013 World's Largest Golf Outing. "The money raised does amazing things for us and our families." All golfers will be entered into a drawing to win a grandprize and prizes can be earned by teams with the highest contribution levels and best scores of the day. For more information about participating courses and to register visit www. worldslargestgolfouting.com.C ourse participates in Worlds Largest Golf Outing Aug. 11 The Jacksonville Gun T rader Gun Show will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road. Admission is $6 with plenty of free parking. Buy, sell and trade guns and gold at the Jacksonville Gun Trader Gun Show. There will be firearms, ammo, parts, accessories and more. The Jacksonville Gun Show is hosted by the Gun Trader Gun Show. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. A concealed weapons permit class will be held at the show on a first come, first serve basis. Class fee is $50 and all materials are supplied. Classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and are approximately two hours long. For information regarding the class, contact David at (904) 236-8736. For show information visit guntradergunshows.com or call (352) 339-4780. Proceeds are for the benefit of Morocco Shrine Pilgrimage Committee and are not deductible as charitable contributions.Buy, sell and trade guns at show over weekend The Southeastern Conference has awarded the 2016 SEC Women's Basketball T ournament to Jacksonville. "The Southeastern Conference and its member institutions are excited to travel to Jacksonville, a new site for our women's basketball tournament," SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said. "We look forward to showcasing our women's basketball programs in the Sunshine State for the first time. "Our student-athletes, coaches and current fans will greatly enjoy their visit and the exciting games will forge new fans of SEC women's basketball in the process." The 2016 tournament will be played in the Jacksonville V eterans Memorial Arena, which is a 15,000 seat multipurpose arena. Built in 2003, the arena is home to the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame and has hosted events such as the 2006 and the 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball T ournament and will again be the site of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The arena is also home of the AFL Jacksonville Sharks, the ABA Jacksonville Giants and the Jacksonville Univer-sity men's and women's basketball teams. "Jacksonville is honored to host the 2016 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament," said Mayor Alvin Brown. "Our city has become a premier venue and destination for major sports events. We'll be ready to show our hospitality and offer a warm Jacksonville welcome to the tournament teams and their many fans from throughout the southeast region." In addition to hosting the 2016 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament, Jacksonville will also serve as host in November 2015 to a premiere women's basketball event involving two SEC teams. Additional information on this event will be available at a later date. The SEC Women's Basketball Tournament was previously announced for North Little Rock in 2015 and Nashville in 2018, 2022 and 2026.Ja cksonville to host 2016 SEC womens basketball PRE-K SPECIAL OLYMPICS PHOTOS BY AMANDA REAM/COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERSPre-kindergarten students participate in a parade and a variety of activities during the Nassau County Pre-K Special Olympics held at Callahan Elementary School April 24.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, JUNE6, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader 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.F F r r e e e e s s w w i i m m l l e e s s s s o o n n s sThis summer Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by The Players Center for Child Health at W olfson Childrens Hospital, is offering a limited number of free swim lessons to children four and up whose families might otherwise not be able to provide them this year. Free swim lessons are available to those who qualify in Northeast Florida. Call the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center at 310-3358. In Duval County, call (904) 255-7927. Call (386) 3291268 for Putnam County. This summer children who complete their swim lessons with a participating swim instructor will receive a Safer 3 certificate for a free ice cream cone from McDonalds. To find a participating swim school, visit wolfsonchildrens.org/watersafety. Visit safekids.org or wolfsonchildrens.org/safekids for information.Y Y M M C C A A s s u u m m m m e e r r s s p p o o r r t t s sThe McArthur Family YMCAis now registering for basketball, swim team, swim lessons and sports camps for the summer. Contact Jenna Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 261-1080, ext 109.S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s sThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or email@example.com or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org for information.N N S S F F A A m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s sThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association holds its monthly business meetings on the second Wednesday at Kraft Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. The social get-togethers are held on the fourth Wednesday. All are welcome to attend. Additional information, directions and reservations are available on the NSFAwebsite at www.nsfafish.net. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth-related community and other civic minded activities. For information contact John Hartrich, NSFApresident at (904) 206-0817 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 years race will be chip timed. The courses will begin and end at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park parking lot, next to the Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast Highway. Check-in and day-of-registration is from 6:45-7:45 a.m. The races begin at 8 a.m. 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. Preregistration closes July 3 at 9 a.m. Day-of registration checks and cash only will be accepted. All pre-registered participants receive a goody bag, which will include one race T-shirt and surprises from race sponsors.A A u u x x i i l l i i a a r r y y m m e e e e t t s sU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Amelia Island Flotilla 14-1, meets the first Thursday in the Amelia Island Lighthouse Cottage on OHagan Lane on Lighthouse Circle. Call 261-1889.B B a a s s s s m m a a s s t t e e r r s s m m e e e e t tNassau Bassmasters, associated with the Florida Bass Federation, the Bass Federation and the FLW, meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Pig Bar-B-Que restaurant in Callahan at 7 p.m. Membership into the club is open to anyone 16 and older. Call Bob Schlag at (912) 729-2282 in Kingsland, Aaron Bell at (904) 545-5092 in Callahan or Tim McCoy at 261-3735 in Fernandina Beach for information. SUBMITTEDYu lee Little League's major girls softball team, "Force," is in first place with an undefeated season. It has been three years since a team has gone undefeated for an entire season. The team includes Maegan Stephens, Gillianne Stephens, Emily Alcorn, Maddie Johnson, Hailey Naumow, Kaley Conekin, Kaitlyn Miller, Haley Bernard, Hannah Love, Jaelyn Harding and Nadiyah Richards. Coaches are Todd Love, Jim Koile and Lexi Curtright. 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 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 clinicsinstructor: Rod Gibson, USPTA1 (904-891-6927, email@example.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. Mens 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 548-1472. Schedule and description of clinics available at the Atlantic Center or on the Citys 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-9:55 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.
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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY J UNE 6 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B SOUNDS ON CENTRE Sounds on Centre, presented by the Historic Fernandina Business Association, will present the second concert of the 2014 season tonight from 68 p .m. be tween Front and Second streets in downtown Fernandina, featuring the Mike Hendrix B and with a variety of rock and country hits fr om the 50s, 6 s 7 s and more. Sounds on Centre is free and fun for the entire family. T-shirts will be a v ailable for purchase. Raffle drawings will be held, with prizes donated by local businesses and retailers. All proceeds go to advertising efforts of the or ganization. Visit www.downtownfernandina bea ch. c om. A LUCKY LIFE New York Yankee Lou Gehrig, one of the most iconic heroes in sports, will li ve again in A Lucky Life at Amelia Musical Pla yhouse tonight through June 8, produced by National P astime P r o duction s, LL C in association with C3 Entertainment Holdings, LLC and Hard Work Productions, LLC. Broadway singer/actor Brandon Dahlquist, who recently performed the char a cter of Gehrig in Broadways Bronx Bombers, expands the role in this new dramatic production. The limited run opens tonight at 7:30 p.m., with performance s June 7 and 8 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p .m. at A me lia M usical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach. Call 277-3455 or purchase tickets at www.ameliamusicalplayhouse. c om. A por tion of pr oceeds will be donated to the ALS Association. BERR Y T O VISIT New York Times be s t-se ll ing author Steve Berry will speak and sign copies of his newest book, The Lincoln Myth, on J une 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Golf Club of Amelia, sponsored by Books Plus. The book, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the U.S. Constitution, a mystery a bout Abr aham Linc oln and a political issue thats as explosive as it is timely, is available at Books Plus, 1743-A S. Eighth St., for purchase to take to the e vent for sig nin g Call 26 1-0 30 3. O FF & O N T HE I S LAND A LLEGIANCE YOUTHCHOIRIN WELCOMEHOME CONCERT PAGE 3B The Foreigner your passport to summer fun at ACT LINDA MCCLANE For the News-Leader A melia Community Theatre offers a summer of comedyi n its Main-Stage theater, beginning with The Foreigner, which opens June 12 at 207 Cedar St. The Foreigner is set at a fishing lodge in Georgia, and the foreigner referenced in the title is Charlie, an Englishman. Shy and depressed, Charlie pretends that he cannot speak or understand English to a void conversations with the other guests at the lodge. His plan backfires as everyone speaks freely in front of him and often to him, some considering him a fascinating and exotic confidant, and others treating him with ridicule. Charlie overhears secrets and plots that are gathering m omentum and realizes it will be up to him to save the day, without r evealing his own secret. The power of kindness and caring leads to a heart-warming ending. The show appealed to director Fran Hindsley immediately just because it was so very funny. The characters in The Foreigner meeti n a ludicrously improbable situation. How ludicrous? On a stormy n ight in southern Georgia, the lives of a painfully shy science fiction editor, a British demolitions expert, a former debutant and her witless brother, a rural reverend, an intolerant redneck and a sweet widow lady collide. As a director, the challenge is to develop a genuine, believable ACT Continued on 5B In this scene f rom ACTs The F oreigner, actors Michael Flynn as Ellard and Lila Mayo as Betty study the foreign ways of t heir unusual visitor Charlie, played by actor Chris Collinsworth. SUBMITTED ARTIST OF THE MONTH R emaining perf or m ances of Fernandina Little Theatrs revival of The Heir ess ar e tonight and June 7 at 7:30 p.m. T i ckets ar e $16.50; t ickets can be pur c hased at the door or in advance at The UPS Store in the Fer n andina Beach Publix shopping center. Visit ameliaflt.or g. SUBMITTE D P P h h o o t t o o c c o o n n t t e e s s t t T he Amelia Island Convention and Visitors B ureau (CVB an Amelia Island Photo Contest, inviting visitors and residents to submit original photography depicting whatt hey think best portrays Amelia Island as a legendary i sland with a southern accent. A panel of local celebrity judges will judge the submissions and award a variety of prizes to the winners. Submit original photos to www .ameliaislandphotocont est.com. There are categ ories for pr ofessionals and a mateurs and a range of themes, including beach, nature, lifestyle, dining, history/heritage, cultural, activities and artistic. All entries will be r eviewed and judged after the final submission date o f July 31. Prizes include cash a war ds, hotel and bed and b reakfast stays on Amelia Island, a digital camera and a $1,000 amazon.com gift card. Final winners will be announced in early August and selected winning images will also appear in the fall issue ofA tlanta Magazine. Visit w ww .ameliaislandphotocon t est.com, www ameliaisland. c om and the Amelia Island Facebook page for details. N N e e w w s s h h o o w w Southlight Galler y a volunteer-based artist collaborative at 201 N. Hogan St., Jacksonville, is showcasingp lein air and landscape artists i n a show that runs through June 27. The gallery is open T u esdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (904 visit www.southlightgallery.com. An open invitational show, Hot Time, Summer in the City, juried by Southlight Galler y members will open July 2 with a reception from 69 p.m., featuring live blues by Linda Grenville. The show will run through July 31. All of the galler s ar tists ar e local professionals, 70 percent of them with 30-plus years of experience. They count seven local art professors among the group. Radio days PHOTO COUR TESY OF BARB WYLIE Barb W y lie is the ar t ist for the month of June at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach. The theme of W ylie s show is a point in time. Wylie works in both two and three dimensions and loves nothing better than a blank canvas so she can create a visual point to view Wylie works in watercolor, acrylic, oils, colored pencil, pastels, charcoal and graphite on b oth paper and canvas. Her largest piece in this show is 3 by 4 feet. Her gourds are done with wood burning with acrylics and markers as she uses color and value to achieve her goal. For infor mation visit www.islandart.org or call 261-7020. THE HEIRE SS AT FLT ART Continued on 5B ST. MARYS, GA The St. Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the openi ng of the Georgia Radio M useum and Hall of Fame. T he museum has been searching for a physical location since the organization was established in 2007 and will be housed in the St. Marys Welcome Center at 400 Osbor ne St. in downtown S t. Marys. Hours are M onday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p .m. and Sundays noon-5p.m. Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame president John Long stated the muse um opening is a dream come true for himself, co-founder Sam Hale and the hundr eds o f members, who donated o ver $10,000 in financial supp ort for the set-up and launch. Visitors can view dioramas depicting a 1940 s living room with the radio as the entertainment centerpiece and a typical radio control room. A few of the items ofi nterest are antique radios, v intage microphones, r e cor ds and station memorabilia. Also, on display is the worlds largest radio tube. Kevin Fleming, a Georgia State University archivist,h as been of assistance in prov iding direction for the Hall of Fame and museum open in St. Marys RADIO Continued on 5B SUBMITTED Early radios and other memorabilia ar e on display at the new Geor gia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ga.
2B F RIDAY J UNE 6, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS Rendezvous Festival, formerly Amelia Island Film Festival, has started accepti ng film submissions for its debut International Film andM usic Festival to be held June 5-13, 2015 on Amelia I sland and American Beach. Submissions accepted in the following categories: U.S Shorts, U.S Features, U.S Documentaries, International Shorts, International Features, Animation Shorts and New C ategory Music Videos. For rules, regulations, submission d ates and fees visit www.rendezvousfestival.com. The Greek Food Fair Celebration of Pentecost will take place June 7 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and June 8, n oon to 3 p.m., at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox C hurch, 2940 CR 214 (West King Street) in St. Augustine. Admission is free. Enjoy Greek dinners such as lamb, souvlaki, gyros and more, dance troupes, cultural activities, fun for the kids i ncluding a bounce house, and tours of Holy Trinity. For information visit www.holytrinit ygoc.com or call (904 0504. T he city of Jacksonville, i n partnership with The Jacksonville Landing and Pyro Shows, presents Summer of Lights. The series will light up the night sky over the St. Johns River as residents and visitors are i nvited to enjoy a fireworks s pectacular on the first S aturday of June and August a s well as on July 4. Dates are June 7, July 4 and Aug. 2, and each show will begin around 9:45 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from two barges on the St. Johns River one inf ront of the Jacksonville L anding and the other east of t he Main Street Bridge. Spectators can view the shows along the Northbank Riverwalk and at Friendship Fountain Park on the Southbank. For information visit jaxhappenings.com and jacksonvillelanding.com. B ill Kinney will sign copies of his autobiographical adventure story, Sanctuary from noon to 3 p.m. June 7 at Coast T rader II, 2245 Sadler Road. Stop by to see Kinney and check out items made by local artists.F or details phone 557-0223. 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, off 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 email@example.com. The Northeast Chapter of the Nam Knights will host a chicken wings and fries dinner at the VFW Post 4351 on June 7 at 5:30 p.m. for a $7 d onation. For more information call 432-8791. The 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 are welcome t o attend. For further information contact Lucy Bryan at ( 904) 430-0119 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 boardroom 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 office at 321-3818. NACDAC will host a Party in Central Park on June 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to say thank you and reco gnize its community partn ers f or their hard work in s upporting NACDACs mission. Enjoy a relaxing lunch meeting and awards presentation. NACDAC partners include schools, law enforcement, civil groups, parents, youth, h ealth care, media, religious o rganizations, nonprofits, youth serving organizations, state agencies and local businesses. Please RSVPto Kerrie Albert at (904 2502 or finsfan99@bell south.net. T he Amelia Island G enealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. June 17 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Guest speaker Kay Gilmour will present UsingS ocial Media in Genealogy T ools such as Facebook, T w itter, Flickr and Google Plus can aid in researching, saving and sharing genealogi cal data. Dont be intimidated! These sites and others will be covered, and a handout will be available with many otherI nternet sites of interest to h elp forge ahead with family h istory. Public welcome. 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 J ulia McRae has been in t he nutrition consulting busin ess for over 20 years. She will discuss: What your skin may be telling you; premature aging; acne; psoriasis and eczema; nourishing foods for your skin; nourishing s upplements and more. The Amelia Island Museum of History with support from the Florida Humanities Council invites you to its 3rd on 3rd S treet presentation June 20 at 6 p.m., when Bob Stonew ill talk about Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition. Cattle were introduced into the present-day United States when Juan Ponce de Len brought Spanish cattle to F lorida in 1521. Stones multimedia prese ntation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nations oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is firstc ome, first-served. For information contact Gray at 261-7 378, ext. 102, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Friends of the Peck Community Center Library will sponsor a flapjack breakfast at Applebees on S adler Road, Fernandina Beach, on June 21 from 8-1 0 a.m. T ickets are $10. Contact Mrs. Albert at 2614113 or the library at 3103355, Monday, Wednesday a nd Friday. Funds raised will g o to support the library. On June 21 at 7 p.m. join Nassau Boomers for an Amelia River Cruises AdultT wilight Cruise. E njoy your favorite beverage and listen to l ocal entertainers onboard. Tickets are $28 plus sales tax. B ring snacks and your favorite beverages to share. Purchase tickets at www.ameliarivercruises.com, at the ticket kiosk at 1 N. Front St., or call2 61-9972 for information. Email NassauBoomers @ yahoo.com to RSVP. I nterested boomers may have d inner afterwards. The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library and the Amelia Island Museum of History present An Evening with LarryB aker, nationally known w riter of notable Florida n ovels, on June 24 at 6 p.m. at the museum, 233 S. Third St. Admission is free. Autographed books will be available for purchase. Baker is the acclaimed author of several notableF lorida novels, including T he F lamingo Rising, w hich H allmark filmed in St Augustine and aired in 2001. His new novel, also set in northeast Florida, The Education of Nancy Adams, was released nationally on June 1, and the Florida libraryt ours will mark the beginning o f his national tour E mail FernandinaLib Friends@gmail.com or visit www .nassaureads.com and click on Friends of the Library Ride the Americas Birthday Express train in St. M arys, Ga., on June 28 and J uly 4. C elebrate the birth of a nation with historical charact ers and great entertainment as you ride through scenic woodlands and marshlands.T rains leave from Theater by the Trax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga., at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on June 28, and noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on July 4 following the 4th of July Parade. An allday festival is featured July 4th. Get tickets at www .stmarysrailroad.com or call (912 The city of Fernandina Beach Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival will take place at Main Beach on July 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. offering music, arts and crafts, service vehicles, food trucks, water slide, bounce houses, face painting, cool treats and more. From 6-8 p.m. enjoy a Sounds on Centre concert on Centre Street between Front and Second streets, featuring the music of Island Vibe. At 8 p.m. the Nassau Community band will perform at the Depot on Centre Street at 8 p.m., followed by a July 4th fireworks show at 9 p.m. For information visit www.fbfl.com. Join Nassau Health Foods on July 7 from 4-6 p.m. for an demonstration cooking class at The Mustard Seed Caf, located inside the store, that will make students feel like theyre in a live cooking show Learn, taste and take home the recipes. Chef Bill Thompson of the Amelia Island Culinary Academy will demonstrate modern Middle Eastern cooking, including Organic Carrot Humus with Dukah Spiced Whole Wheat Pita, Baby Kale and Watercress Salad with Pomegranate V inaigrette, and Crispy Fried Chickpeas with Mint and Preserved Organic Lemons. Fee is $35. Prepay with cash/checks at the store in advance to hold your spot. THEATER Little Shop of Horrors will premier as St. Marys Little Theatres season opener in September. Auditions will be held on June 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga. Anyone interested in auditioning should research the production and its characters to determine what role they would like to play. Singing is required in some roles. Call (912103. Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., will hold auditions for Dearly Departed, a comedy by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, on June 9 at 7 p.m. Needed are four men and six women, ages 17 and older Director is Kate Hart and performances will be Aug. 30Sept. 6. In the backwoods of the Bible belt, the beleagueredT urpin family proves that living and dying in the South can be hilarious. When the patriarch of the family keels over dead in the first scene, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole dysfunc tional clan, including the notso-grieving widow who wants to put mean and surly on the tombstone! Dearly Departed ... is drop dead funny The ogre you love to love is coming to Jacksonville as the Alhambra Theatre & Dining will stage the Tony Awardwinning Shrek the Musical as its 2014 summer family show. Shrek the Musical runs June 11-July 27 and features special family pricing at $148 for four tickets. Regular pricing starts at $35 and includes dinner, show and parking. Call the box office at (904 visit www.alhambrajax.com. Amelia Musical Playhouse, Fernandina s newest theater will hold auditions for The Laramie Project on June 13 at 7 p.m. and June 14 at 1 1 a.m. at 1955 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach. 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 members of the community who knew Mathew when he attended college in the town. It contains adult themes. There are 67 speaking parts, most of which are monologues, for men and women ages 18-70s. Some actors will read several parts. A1-minute dramatic monologue (not from the play appreciated but not neces sary. Contact Jeff Goldberg at jef email@example.com if you need to set up an alternate audition time. MUSE UM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information about downtown Fernandina and a good time for all. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the towns most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful tales about the places you visit as well as those you see along your way Its a great way to see Fernandina and learn about its history. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID); tour begins at the historic train depot in downtown Fernandina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org. C C h h r r i i s s t t o o p p h h e e r r C C r r o o s s s s T he Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents Christopher Cross June 7 in the next Starry Nights concert at Metropolitan Park. American singer-songwriter and five-time Grammy Award-winner Cross enjoyed hits such as Sailing and Ride Like the Wind. His debut album charted a meteoric rise to the top and he won an Academy Award with Arthurs Theme (Best That You Can Do), for the Dudley Moore film comedy Arthur Table seating as well as lawn chair seating is available. Tickets are available at (904 354-5547 or visit the Symphony Box Office at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts (10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday). Gates open at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 8 :15 p.m., rain or shine. S S t t o o r r y y & & S S o o n n g g Songwriters to the stars Tom 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 S tory & Song, the popular concert series presented by First Coast Community Bank and hosted by Mark & Donna 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 Street. Reservations are suggest-e d: (904 firstname.lastname@example.org. S S h h e e r r y y l l C C r r o o w w From humble beginnings as a jingle and back-up singer, Sheryl Crow has reached the pinnacle of professional solo success. Thea rtist will play The Florida Theatre in Jacksonville on Sept. 14. Her debut album, t he 7-time platinum Tuesday Night Music Club, hit No. 3 and earned three Grammys f or the classic All I Wanna Do. The album also featured Strong Enough, Cant Cry Anymore, and Leaving Las Vegas. Visit TicketsNowJax.com or call 855-502-3520 for information. S S u u s s a a n n B B o o y y l l e e c c o o n n c c e e r r t t G rammy nominated singing sensation Susan Boyle is embarking on her first U.S. tour in October with a stop at Jacksonville s T imes-Union Center s Moran Theater on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale June 16 at 10 a.m. through the FSCJ Artist Series, the official presenter of the Jacksonvilles how. Call 1-888-860-BWAYor visit w ww .artistseriesjax.org. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d The Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and current music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college. It welcomes all interested persons to joint hem for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at t he Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 M iner Road. Email email@example.com, call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s Amelia River CruisesAdult BYOB T wilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. T ickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front S t., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or b ook 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, Yulee. Call 225-2000. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d T he Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre S t., John Springer on the piano ThursdayS aturday from 6:30-10 p.m. and the piano styling of Steve Fingers on Saturday afternoons. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpubandeats for infor mation on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:301 0:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians per-f orm and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., presents Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7 -11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and pur-c hase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 3212324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. F letcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers atb firstname.lastname@example.org. I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. D ress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina B each, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the f irst Wednesday of each month. Musicians m ay sit in for one song or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing email@example.com. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n T he Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., presents live music. Call 491-8999 or email kell firstname.lastname@example.org. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday. Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s S andy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 A tlantic A v e., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. V isit www.sandybottomsamelia.com. S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e S eabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on S adler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Shef field s at T he Palace, 1 17 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 491-8999o r email email@example.com. Join t hem on Facebook or visit www .thepalacesa l oon.com. S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher A ve., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; TheM acys 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 Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., presents DJ Roc on the deck Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith Fridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers Saturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-571 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thesurf online.com. Submit items and updates for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at email@example.com. MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-b y3 box c ontain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. W ednesday June 4, 2014 Solution O UTAND A BOUT
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY J U NE 6, 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 ServicesY ulee, 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. 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On Saturday, June 14, the parish will host a sale of items donated by the parishioners. Called a Parking Lot Sale, this church version of a garage sale is intended to raise money in support of ministries to Cap H atien, Haiti. The churchs rector, Fr. Brad Cunningham, is also the Anglican Province of America liaison for ministry in Haiti, and will deliver the funds directly to indigenous Haitian ministers and ministers. The sale begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. All items not sold will be d onated to Purple Dove for the benefit of Micahs Place in support of local women and children who have suffered abuse. On Trinity Sunday, June 15, Holy Communion services will be celebrated at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., followed by a parish cookout following the 10:30 a.m. service. The community is invited to enjoy barbecue and help c elebrate the 10th anniversary of Holy Trinity Anglican church as well as the first anniversary of Cunninghams ministry on Amelia Island. For information contact Holy Trinity Anglican Church at 4916082 or visit holytrinityanglican.org. 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 Blackr ock Baptist Chur ch, 96362 Blackrock Road, Yulee, w ill offer Agency D3 V acation Bible School June 81 2, fr o m 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 church 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 W e ir d Animals Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Chur c h 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/e z/fpc. Students will check-ina t the Anchor located at 515 Centre St. at the corner of Centr e and Nor t h Sixth streets. For questions, call the church office at 261-3837 or visit www.first-presbyterianchurch-32034.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 A melia Plantation Chapel will be held June 9-13 from 10 a.m.-noon each day This year the theme is a Jungle Safari. Each day will be filled with Bible stories, music, r efr eshm ents, arts and crafts with an A frican flair, presented by a t alented ar t ist and ar t teacher The children will even be visited by some unique animals from the Omni Nature Center. The chapel has a Super Safari planned for the chil dr en. Call the church office at 2 77-4414 to enroll. The chapel i s located behind the Omni S hops 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 from 6-8 p.m. with the themeS onTreasure Island. Treasure s eekers will play island g ames, cr e ate color ful crafts and enjoy tr opical snacks and discover the rich tr easur e of Gods love through the life of Jesus Christ. SonT r easure Island VBS is open to kids entering first t hrough sixth grade the fall of 2 014. Register your child o nline at www.springhillbaptistfb.org or the night of VBS in the Family Life Center between 5:30-5:45 p.m. Par ents must bring their chil dren in to register and to sign i n each night for their securi ty. Call the church office at 261-4741. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t A ll childr e n ages thr e e years through grade four are invited to join First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach as they become Agency D3 special agents: Discover! Decide! Defend! K ids will be challenged to c ollect and log evidence about J esus. D3 is an investigative agency or ganized to discover if Jesus is really who He claims to be and if the Bible is true. The VBS 2014 theme verse is 1 Peter 3:15: But honor the Messiah as Lord iny our hearts. Always be ready t o give a defense to anyone w ho asks you for a r e ason for the hope that is in you. VBX 4x4 (grades five-six will feature fun and games like the ones played by the guys on the popular Duck Dynasty. If you got em, wearc amo shorts, bring a fake b eard and come ready to p arty! Agency D3 VBS and VBX 4x4 will be June 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon. The big VBS/VBX Kickoff will be held Satur day June 14 from 10-11:30 a.m. at First B aptist Chur ch, 1600 South 8th St. Come and enjoy fun for the whole family Register o nline now at www.FBFirst. c om. Click Agency D3 for kids 3 -four t h grade and VBX 4x4 for fifth and sixth grade completed. F F i i v v e e P P o o i i n n t t s s Five Points Baptist Chur ch, 736 Bonnieview R oad, Fernandina Beach, will h ost a V acation Bible School J une 16-20 fr o m 6-9 p.m. nightly for grades K-6th grade. The theme is 3-D Agency, Discover-DecideDefend. 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 secr et decoder r ing and put on your r e ar view mir ror 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 alla nd where you will learn to k now, love and live for the one t rue God! This will be an action-packed and fun-filled week with games, crafts and snacks, June 16-20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 per child, ALLEGIANCE IN CONCERT H ear the Allegiance Youth Choir live in concert on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church, corner of Gerbing Road and Buccaneer Trail. Allegiance is a four-part harmony touring group comprising local students in grades 6-12. T hey have performed in West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Florida, Colorado, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, S outh Carolina and G eorgia. Their music i ncludes spirituals, classical, and contemporary Christian styles. Allegiance performs from the heart a nd does so excellently with a passion to share their f aith with their world. There i s no cost for this program. F or information call the c hurch office at 261-9527. SUBMITTED BIBLE Continued on 5B RELIGION NOTES D D o o n n a a t t i i o o n n s s n n e e e e d d e e d d A total of 198 bags of food and 35 Comfort Kits wereg iven out in May by the Salvation Army Hope House, w hich thanks the community for giving of their time and treasure to help restock the E mergency Food Pantry and Free Clothes Closet. Once a gain, the pantry is almost bare and they need lots of t hings. Ideas include: 1) Peanut butter & jelly 2) Canned meats and dinners like ravioli 3) Canned vegetables 4) Canned or dried fruit 5) Canned soups both ready-to-eat and condensed6 ) Macaroni & cheese, ramen noodles, boxed stuff-i ng, grits and instant potatoes 7) Crackers, especially s altines 8) Bottled water 9) Laundry detergent and sunscreen 11) Plastic containers. Hope House also is still in need of mens clothing. Please bring your donations to 410 S. Ninth St. P P e e n n t t e e c c o o s s t t f f a a i i r r The Greek Food Fair Celebration of Pentecost w ill take place June 7 from 1 1 a.m.-8 p.m. and June 8, n oon to 3 p.m., at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 2940 CR 214 (West King Street) in St. Augustine. Admission is free. Enjoy Greek dinners such as lamb, souvlaki, gyros and m ore, dance troupes, cultura l activities, fun for the kids i ncluding a bounce house, and tours of Holy Trinity. For information and to place food pre-orders, visit www. holytrinitygoc.com or call (904 P P a a s s t t o o r r s s a a p p p p r r e e c c i i a a t t i i o o n n T he members of T r inity United Methodist Church, 715 Ash St, will celebate the Rev. Mark Garvins Pastors Appreciation on June 8 at the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome to join. U U n n i i t t y y I I s s l l e e o o f f L L i i g g h h t t U nity Isle of Light will hold Sunday ser v ices June 8 at 10 a.m. Services are held on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at the American Beach Community Center 1600 Julia St. on A melia Island. Unity teaches t hat there is a spark of divinit y within all people. At the Sunday ser v ice Mar c ia Brown, spiritual leader and coordinator, will address the Christ consciousness that strengthens and unites us. The ser vice will include meditation, prayer and singing. Childr en are welcomed and encouraged. Unity Isle of Light is a start-up spiritual community on Amelia Island with a positive, practical and progressive approach to Christianity. It is a welcoming, energetic and engaging spiritual com-m unity. The community center is ADA compliant. C ontact Marcia Brown at 415-0822 for information. P P e e n n t t e e c c o o s s t t m m u u s s i i c c a a l l Cynthia Clawson, awardwinning singer, recording artist and television per-f ormer, will star in the music al ACTS on June 8 at 6 p.m. a t First Presbyterian Church, 118 East Monroe St., Jacksonville. The musical is based on the Pentecost cele bration of the Holy Spirit descending to visit the Apostles seven weeks afterE aster. Also appearing will b e Ragan Cour tney, a noted w riter of plays, poems and musical productions. In addition, Cynthia will sing during the 10:30 a.m. service and Ragan will offer a dramatic sermon. For information contact MusicM inister Hudson Sonny S troud at 881-4371. 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 Salvation Ar m y Hope House invites you to join them each T uesday at noon for their W eekly Worship Ser vice. Maj. Thomas McW illiams, Ar ea Comman-der, will share the G ospel message on June 10. F or infor mation, call 3210435 or stop by the Hope House, located at 410 S. Ninth St. 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 The Health Ministry Team of St. Peters E piscopal Church will present 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. A Bloodmobile van also will be in the parking lot that day. T ables at the Health Fair will include: Blood pressure screening and information about high blood pressure Diabetes screening and information about prevention and management 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 ser vices Car seat safety Hurricane preparedness F or further informat ion, please call Patty L anier at 261-4293.
A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY J U NE 6, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CLASS NOTES T T e e e e n n C C o o u u r r t t Nassau County Teen Court w ill be held June 10 at the Nassau County Judicial A nnex, 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 volunteer jury or act as attorneys, court clerks and bailiffs can sign up t hrough their school guidance offices or by attending courta nd signing up then. To participate as an attorney, see C oordinator Charles Griffin, who assigns the rotating positions. 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 Start is now e nrolling in Fernandina Beach/Yulee for children ages 3-5 years old. For more information contact Brenda Haffner at 491-3631 or 4913630; *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, M idtown Primary, located at 4 63159 SR 200, corner of A1A a nd US 17 in Yulee, for kindergarten through third grade. School opens Aug. 6 with small classes and certified teachers. To learn more call 206-4170 or visit www .earlyimpressionsfl.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, Fernandina Beach, is offering a summer enrichment program for students at least five years old in kinder gar ten, first and second grades. Class size limited to 12. Curriculum will includet he Beyond Centers and Circle T ime curriculum and the book A melia A to Z by local authors Rob and Kim Hicks. Hours are 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. MondayFriday T u ition is $130/week plus r egistration fee and includes breakfast, lunch, snack and field trips in state approved van with individuals eatbelts. The academy is also a ccepting VPK enr o llment for the next school year. Call 4327078 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A A v v i i a a t t i i o o n n h h e e l l p p FSCJ aviation students, the EAA Chapter at FernandinaB each (KFHBfers use of a p recision flight control Cat III BATD at a reduced price ($15 hour) to maintain 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 T he Nassau Y outh Writers Program meets the third Tuesday of each month at The Peck Center 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. For more information contact email@example.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 T ransition 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 addi tional information. T T r r o o o o p p 8 8 9 9 Boy Scout Troop 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 Rotary Club for 75 years now, has a strong record of helping mold boys through team work, communications, personal fitness and other lifeskill areas. 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 Dr ug Abatement Coalition (NACDACfers a free Resource Guide for substance abuse and mental health for Nassau and surrounding counties. The guide pr ovides information on local agencies and providers, contact information, types of services and payment types accepted. The guides ar e available at area health care providers, schools, law enfor cement sites and the NACDAC office, 516 South 10th St., Suite 211, Fernandina Beach. For information and a copy of the Resource Guide online visit www .nacdac.or g or call 277-3699. N N e e w w s s c c h h o o o o l l T hanks to a generous restricted bequest, St. Michael Academy will be moving its VPK and preschool into a new building, i n July, for the opening of the 2014-15 school year.T he new building is located on the corner of Calhoun and Fifth streets, between the main St. Michael Academy building a nd the Kindergarten building. The new pres chool and kindergarten have adjoining yards that w ill provide a fenced play area for both buildings. An early childhood, outdoor exploratory play area is being designed for the c hildren. Limited enrollments are still available for t he VPK program. Call 904-321-2102 for more i nformation. SUBMITTED S S t t u u d d e e n n t t s s o o f f t t h h e e m m o o n n t t h h Fernandina Beach Middle School students of the month for Mar ch, fr ont r o w, from left, are Victoria M altagliati, Somjai Bailey, A very Beverly, Shea Bulna, Jayden Snyder, John Brown; back row, Cole Strain, Dallas Ford, Anna Arato, Carley Beverly Jay Adams and Principal John Mazella. N ot pictured is Shelbea H olland Students of the month for A pril, front row, from left, a r e Clair e Cunninghan, Coast Stefan, W i lliam Her r e ra, John Mullin, Jayna Weiss, Ansley Bennett; back row, Kya Evans, Emily Gelis, Logan Har dy, Jacob Janzen, Uriah Giedrys, CieraW ilcox and Principal John M azzella. Students of the month for May fr ont row, from left, are Alex Warren, Harley Harris, Abby Ramshaw, Riley Hammett, Addison Lasserre, Sarah Myers; back row, Bryce Holwell, Principal John Mazzella, Storm Rowland, Kyle Richardson, Nina Maguire, Kile Staf for d. Not pictured are Tailynn Keen and Martin Tolxdorf. P P e e r r f f e e c c t t a a t t t t e e n n d d a a n n c c e e Congratulations to these Fernandina Beach Middle School students for their amazing feat of maintaining perfect attendance for their entire middle school career. Pictured with Principal John Mazzella ar e John V onnoh, Courtney Gill, Savannah Brauda, Anna Arato and Assistant Principal Edward Brown. SUBMITTED PHOTOS
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SUMMER CAMPS T T h h e e a a t t e e r r f f o o r r K K i i d d s s F ernandina Little Theatre announces registration for two s ummer theater camps for young children. Theatre for Kids, featuring theater for children performed by children, will have two sessions: S ession 1 June 19-29 for ages 5-7, fee $24; and S ession 2 July 7-20 for ages 8-10, fee $33. Sessions will m eet in the evenings, generally 7-8:30 p.m.; there will be three public performances, with Sunday matinees. Registration forms are available at Miss Kates Pre K, located at 1303 Jasmine St.; e nrollment is limited. For more information, check the FLT w eb-site at ameliaflt.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 child ren pre-K through sixth grade as well as for the entire family. The theme, 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. Programs are divided by age and run for seven weeks, ending July 16. F or dates and times visit w ww.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 Department is offering several summer camps. V isit fbfl.us or call the parks office at 310-3 364: Girls Just Wanna Have F UN! Art Camp. Snacks prov ided. June 9-13; $100; kindergarten-second grade, 9 a.m.-noon, or third-sixth grade, 1-4 p.m. Island Life Art Camp. Kids will create with paint, clay, pastels, watercolors andm ore, June 16-20; $100; s nacks provided; kinderg arten-second grade, 9 a.m.noon, or third-sixth grade 1-4 p.m. Art A round the W o rld! T ravel to far-of f lands and learn about their world by creating art inspired from Australia, Japan, Russia andI taly. June 23-27; $100; k indergarten-second grade, 9 a.m.-noon, or third-sixth grades 1-4 p.m. Students must have completed kinder garten. S S u u m m m m e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m s s Early Impressions and The V ibe, AYouth Center, will offer w eekly summer programs for ages 3 and up, including Art Camps, Dance, Cheer Jazz and Hip Hop Camps. V isit www .earlyimpressionsfl.com, call or come by. Locations are 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (corner of A1Aand Blackrock Road), 310-9730 and 432-7146, and 463159 SR 200, (corner of A1A and US 17), 206-4170. C C a a m m p p S S M M o o r r e e s s F F u u n n Join Faith Christian Academy for Camp SMores Fun Camp Adventures, through July 25 for ages 4-12. For ages 4-5, fee of $125/week covers childcare, breakfast, snack and lunch. Children ages 6-12 have all meals covered plus three field trips per week for $155/week. Registration fee applies. Weekly themes will include Food Fight, Water Wars 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 transform themselves intoT imucuan Indian children, live in a council house and participate in clan activities like bow hunting, fishing, pottery and clothes making, sand casting, bird watching and preparing their daily 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/Energy summer camp will introduce students in grades 9-1 1 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 u nderstanding of how things work. Session one is June 91 3. Session two is June 1618. Hours are 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/ c ommunity-engagement/summer-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 a rts, sports, technology lab, field trips, special projects, a nd is capped by the annual Summer Carnival. Summer Camp is held at both the Miller Freedom Center on Old Nassauville Road and the Roberts Learning & Achievement Center on Lime S 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 theR oberts Club. B B o o o o k k L L o o f f t t p p r r o o g g r r a a m m T he Book Loft, 214 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, will hold the Dare to Dream... summer program for ages 611, June 16-July 26. Alineup of authors, illustrators and presenters will inspire kids to b e creative. All programs b egin at 4 p.m. Call 261-8991 o r stop at the shop to register. There is a $20 fee for the two-part Dare to Dream...About Nature program, due at registration. A $2/participant donation is sugg ested for all other programs. S eats are limited to 10 at About Nature and 20 at all other programs. 4 4 H H c c a a m m p p s s The University of Florida/ IF AS Nassau County Extension Service of fers 4-H Summ er Camps June 9-July 17. D ay camp opportunities i nclude Warrior Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camp Activity from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 9-20 at West Nassau High School for ninth and 10th grade students. No cost. Kidsc an learn about farms and c ooking at Farm to Table d ay camp from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8-11 at Yulee Full Service School for $65. Lunch includ ed. At Frog Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 14-17 atY ulee native garden for ages 5 to 10 for $50, kids discover the wonders of nature. Bringl unch and drink. A w eeklong camp June 232 7 in Madison for ages 8-13 allows kids to experience learning opportunities related to a variety of topics. Camp is $200 for 4-H members, $225 for non-members, $125 for adult chaperones. C ontact Margaret Johnson, UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension at 879-1019 or email msmargjohnson@ufl. edu or register online at Nassau.ifas.ufl.edu. F F B B C C A A c c a a m m p p s s Fernandina Beach Christian Academy is offering camps for children including Camp Cupcake, Pirates and Princess, Science Explores, Photography Camp, Legos and Lego Robotics. Contact Shannon Hogue at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy for information and regis tration forms at 491-5664. C C a a m m p p K K a a t t e e r r i i Camp Kateri s 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, equestrian center, archery range and other adventure activity facilities. A$25 deposit is required per session. Financial assis tance is available for current members. Camp Kateri is located at 183 Camp Shalom Trail, Hawthorne. Visit www.campkateri.girlscoutsgateway.org. 5 B F RIDAY J UNE 6, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader N N o o u u v v e e a a u u A A r r t t s s h h o o w w The Island Art Association announces the opening of a new judged Nouveau Art show, themed Monochr omatic. The r eception is June 14 fr om 5-7 p.m., when winners will receive their awards. Michael Van Horn, owner of the frame and antique shop Harbor Lights, judged the show. It will be on exhibit through July. The gallery is located at 18 N. Second St. Call 2617020 or visit www .islandar t.or g. On June 21 the IAA will host Childr ens Art for ages 6-9 from 10-11 a.m. and 11:15-12:15 p.m., taught by Diane Hamburg. Middle School Art for ages 10-13 will take place from 1-2:15 p.m. T o r egister call the galler y at 2617020. W W a a t t e e r r c c o o l l o o r r s s h h o o w w The Plantation Artists Guild & Galler y, at the Omni Spa & Shops, is featuring Susan Hitchcocks watercolor paintings of the native and migratory birds that inhabit Amelia Islands water and marshes, through June 14. Also at the galler y ar e works by guest member artist, 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 information call 432-1750. H H e e A A R R T T s s h h o o w w Ar ea ar tists of various mediums ar e invited to join the Golden Retriever Emer gency Assistance T eam (G.R.E.A.T .) Rescue of N.E. Florida, Inc., in its annual Show Some HeART event, set for July 19 from 6-9 p.m. at The Shim Sham Room in Jacksonville Beach. Artists are encouraged to contribute dog-themed and dog-inspir ed ar t (Golden Retriever-specific art is a plus!) that will be displayed as par t of the event s silent auction. All pr oceeds from art sales will benefit G.R.E.A.T., an organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever -mix dogs. Ar t applications ar e available at www .Gr eatRescue.or g. Submission deadline is July 11. For information, call Janet at 904-529-9951 or email email@example.com. A A r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Ar tist Bill Maur er holds sketch class es every Thursday at 10 a.m. Meet at Amelia Island Cof fee Shop, then have fun sketching ar ound town. Fee is $40. Call Bill at 261-8276 for more information. Maurer holds watercolor classes Fridays from 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Peters Episcopal Church, Room 201. Cost is $210 for six sessions or a $40 dr op-in fee. All levels welcome. Learn to paint in water colors with Maur er author of Sketches of Amelia Island and Fer nandina Beach. Call 261-8276. Visit www.maurerfineart.com. e xhibit. Additionally, a collaborative p r oject with Fleming s Special Collecti ons and Archives department at The Georgia State University Library called The History of Radio Broadcasting in Georgia is available online at http://springfield.gsu.edu/omeka. A special Feature Display will change quarterly, introducing new items to the public. The inaugural disp lay honors 2007 Legacy Inductee Elmo Ellis, who was recognized in the radio industr y as the man who removed the rust from radio. Elmo had a unique appr oach to programming, at WSB in Atlanta, in the time when radios dominance was being challenged by television. Ellis is such an iconic figure for whom the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame boar d of dir ectors named a special a ward. Past Elmo Ellis Spirit Award honorees include James W. Woodruff, Jr Aubr e y Mor ris, J.B. Fuqua, and Dr. Worth McDougald. The Hall of Fame annually inducts members in four categories that honor Georgia radio professionals including pioneers like Palmira Honey Bee Braswell who, in the 1950s, was Macon, Georgias first female black announcer and many r ecognizable names like Larry Munson, country music legend Bill Anderson, and St. Marys own Jim Steele. Angela Wigger, director of tourism, said, Being the host site to the Geor gia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame allows St. Mar ys the oppor tunity to provide a cultural heritage site that celebrates and preserves Georgia radio history. The exhibits appeal to a wide audience, including those with a nostalgic fascina t ion with vintage radio and recording memorabilia. The benefit of a par t nership like this is that it adds a new attraction, bringing added value to visitors who are looking to fill up an itinerary with interesting activities. The new museum enhances St. Marys portfolio of activities that include things like the St. Marys Submarine Museum, Orange Hall, sports fishing and themed train rides. Its also a marketing edge because you have another organization spending time and money on marketing efforts,W igger said. For information on the Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame visit www.grhof.org. For travel information contact the St. Marys Welcome Center at www.visitstmarys.com or (912 4000. w orld in which these unbelievable circ umstances exist. The Foreigner, written by Larry Shue who also wrote The Nerd, won numer ous Of f -Br o adway awar ds, includ ing the 1984 Best New American Play awar d. Shue died in a plane crash in 1985, so did not live to see the continued popularity of his play. A 1993 review int he L os Angeles Times s aid, One reason Larry Shues The Foreigner is so frequently per f or m ed is because it s one of the few moder n comedies that r e mains true to human nature despite its absurd excesses. Another r eason is that it s out rageously funny. This is the second time that ACT has presented the show the first pr oduction being back in 1996. T he cast includes Tim Beard, Chris Collinsworth, Michael Flynn, Jeff Grant, Bill Mayo, Lila Mayo and Heather V a n W agner Performances are at 8 p.m. on June 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28 and at 2 p.m. on June 22. Those attending the June 12 opening night show are invited to the opening night par ty at 7 p.m. in the main stage lobby. Adult tickets are $20; student tickets through college are $10, and ar e available atwww.ameliacommunit ytheatre.org or by calling 261-6749. The box office is open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Satur days at 207 Cedar St. AR T Continued fr om 1B R ADIO Continued fr om 1 B A CT Continued fr om 1B SUBMITTED PHOTOS Mark Akins, above left, won the judges award in the watercolor category of this years Shrimp Festival juried art show. Above right, Steve Leimberg, with wife JoAnn, won the judges award for his photography. S HARON HAFFEY For the News-Leader The parade floats have been dismantled, the booths taken down and the plan-n ing committees tasks have been completed, but for the winners of the highly s uccessful 2014 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp F estivals Art Show, the work continues. M any of the 300 exhibitors at this years event are seasoned at the art fair circuit and have moved on to their next events, leaving Fernandina far behind. However, two of this years participants and awardw inners share the unique characteristics of being Amelia Island residents, memb ers of Fernandinas Island Art Associat ion, and first-time exhibitors in the Shrimp F estival. Theyre here to stay and they represent Fernandina well. Steve Leimber g won the Judges (First Place) A war d in the Photography Categor y for his captivating wildlife photography Steves stunning nature portraiture has earned high accolades locally as well as internationally when, in 2008, he gained recognition as Grand Prize Winner in Nikons International Popular Photography Mentor Series. Since last months festival, he has cont inued his work as an artist and board m ember of Wild Amelia, photographing in t he field and teaching classes with his wife J oAnn at Wild Amelias recent Nature Festival. In addition to his wildlife photography, Steves breathtaking portraits and flora and fauna collections can be viewed at www.unseenimages as well as in numerous galleries and restaurants around the island. M ark Akins, the Shrimp Festival award w inner in the Watercolor Category, also h as had little time to savor the success he experienced at this years festival. Between painting, his career and helping his wife, Elizabeth, car e for their 6-month-old son, William, there is little opportunity to do nothing. It was the spontaneity, freshness and ef ficiency in his cleanly color ed paint i ngs that captured the attention of this y ears judging team. A lthough Mark has been painting for less than two years, the recognition earned at the Shrimp Festival is but one in a series of awards won since he first entered his artwork into competitive shows early last y ear. Akins was recently accepted into the I sland Art Association as an exhibiting m ember and is compiling work for disp lay in the gallery at 18 N. Second St. later this summer. As a result of the awards won at this years Shrimp Festival, both Leimberg and Akins are automatically accepted into the May 2 and 3, 2015 art show, as are the following prize winners from this years event: B est of Show, Patricia Karnes, Jeweler, 1st P lace Overall; Tim Bullard, Potter, 2nd P lace Overall; Laird, Photographer, 3rd Place Overall; Judy Derench, Woodworker, Katie Deal, Fiber Artist, Danny Driscoll, Acr ylic Painter Jef f Ripple and Gary Arseneau, Oil Painters, Bill Slade, Glass Artist, Glenn Woods, Potter, Donald McDowell, Metal Ar tist, Peter Nestler J eweler, Barrie Harding, Woodworker, M ixed Media Artist, Michelle McDowell S mith and Creative Crafter, Magali Groves. Accolades for artists at Shrimp Fest kindergarten to fifth grade. For infor mation and to r egister visit www.nlcf.org. New Life is located at 2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville. Y Y u u l l e e e e U U n n i i t t e e d d Yulee United Methodist Church announces its Vacation Bible School Faith Under Construction will take place from 6-8 p.m. July 7-11 for students in pre K-sixth grade. Call to register with your childs name, age and phone number at 225-5381. 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 paintbr ush and put your thinking cap on! Its time for VBS at Memorial United Methodist Chur ch, 601 Centre St., downtown Fernandina, July 14-18 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. All rising kindergarteners through rising sixth graders ar e welcome to attend and dis cover the Workshop of Wonders where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary with God. Sign up at cokesburyvbs.com/Memorial UMC or call 261-5769 with 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. T o lear n mor e, contact dir ector Amanda Reeder at 491-5401. P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p Mom, me Playgr oup for moms and infantspr eschoolers meets every Thursday morning in Noahs Place at First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St. in downtown Fernandina Beach. Noah s Place is open fr om 9 a.m.-noon for moms to gather, socialize and network while children grow and learn through play and interaction. All ar e welcome. If you have ques tions, call the church office at 261-3837 or visit www .first-pr esbyterian-church-32034.org. BIBLE Continued from 3B
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All persons are hereby i nformed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. I f you believe that you may have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Dev elopment HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. E MPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted NOW HIRING PART-TIME PRESCHOOL TEACHERS E piscopal Childrens Services has openings for PT Extended Day Teachers for our Head Start program in Fernandina. Previous c hild care experience strongly preferred. $9/hr. Hours: 2-6pm. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to (904TTN: HR. E CS is an Equal Opportunity / A ffirmative Action / Drug Free Employer. D RIVERS: $ 5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 MERRY MAIDS is now accepting applications for employment. No nights or weekends.B ackground check. Drug free workp lace. Must be 20 or older. (904 6262. Must have own vehicle. REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturdays mandatory. (904 DRIVERS Compan y & O/O's. All Drivers Paid by Mile. Loaded & Empty. No-Touch Freight. 50% Drop & Hook. 800-588-7911 x225 2 01 Help Wanted ON-SITE CARETAKER NEEDED for oceanfront condominium property. Please fax resume / qualifications to ( 904)277-4081. QUALITY HEALTH OFFB is seeking R Ns, LPNs and CNAs. Rehab e xperience, good customer service and communication skills a plus. Must be able to pass Level 2 background and drug screen. Please apply in person at 1 625 Lime St. LOCAL SHORT TERM LOAN/PAWN O FFICE hiring multiple full time positions. Please email your resume to: email@example.com or fax to (904 please. APARTMENT MAINTENANCE POSITION AVAILABLE Requires tools, experience, & reliable t ransportation. Position includes basic plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, painting, & appliance repair. Part-time. Pay will vary with experience.R eferences & background a requirement. Please apply at Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona Dr., Fernandina Beach, FL or call (904 NOW HIRING CNAS& HHAs for assignment in Nassau County. Call C omforCare Senior Services (904 4 407. R OOFERS AND LABORERS Need roofers with 5+ yrs of commercial roof experience installing and repairing TPO, EPDM, Modified, and Built-Up Roof Systems for projects i n Jacson ville. Need laborers with 1+ y ear construction experience. We pay weekly! Call 904-399-1020 or email resume to office@metropropert yservices.com EEO/DFWP AVERITT EXPRESS New pa y increase for regional driv ers. 40-46cpm + fuel bonus! Also, post-training pay i ncrease for students. (Depending on domicile) Get home every week + exc benefits. CDL-A req. 888-362-8608. Apply @ AverittCareers.com. EOE Females, minorities, protected veterans, & individuals w/disabilities are encouraged to apply. ANF CAULKERS/PAINTERS Need Caulk ers/P ainters with 5+ yrs of commercial experience for projects i n Jacksonville. We pay weekly! Call (904 office@metropropert yservices.com EEO/DFWP a ssociate rep SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY! Immed F T/PT openings, customer sales/svc, will tr ain, conditions apply, all ages 17+, Call ASAP! (904 RESIDENTIAL ASST. Sat & Sun, 8am-8pm. Must be at least 25 yrs ofa ge w/ a clean driving record. Exp. in H ealthcare preferred. Apply in person at 941510 Old Nassauville Rd., FB 32034. Call for appt (904 SERVER OR GRILL COOK WANTED Please apply in person at the F ernandina Beach Golf Club or email mrobertson@fernandinabeachgolfclub .c om 2 01 Help Wanted 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. FRAME CARPENTERS NEEDED Call (904 FULL TIME OPPORTUNITYfor upbeat customer service driven individual with retail experience, n atural foods knowledge, and a passion for healthy living. Competitive Pay & Excellent Benefits package. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (904 a lso available at Nassau Health Foods. TOP QUALITY CONCRETE is looking for qualified concrete personnel to fill positions in all phases of residentialc oncrete construction. Pay depends on exp Pls call Ronnie at (904 Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical claims from home. Call the Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1(877TC-HELP. A message from the N ews-Leader and the FTC. C OSTUMED SIGN HOLDER for G reat Clips Salon. $10 per hour. Call (904 MEDICAL ASSISTANT Pediatric office. Back office experience. Full time with benefits. Fax resume to (904 3173. T HE TRIBUNE & GEORGIAN, l ocated in St. Marys, GA is looking for a creativ e, ambitious, result -oriented, adv ertising sales professional. Responsible for selling to established accounts, prospecting and cold calling. Must be able to work with deadlines. T o apply for this position, send cover letter and resume, including professional references to: mark email@example.com Attention Brad Spaulding. 204 Work Wanted SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Small jobs welcomed. (904 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 EDUCATION 3 01 Schools & I nstruction TRAIN FROM HOME Medical billing, Accounting Asst., Customer Service. No exp needed. HS/GED needed to apply. Sullivan & Cogliano Training center 1(800 M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales MOVING SALE 96245 Ridgewood Circle, Lofton Pointe subdivision. Sat. J une 7, 9am. Double dresser & twin beds, bar stools, rugs, bookcases, porch furniture. OCEAN REACH ANNUALYARD SALE F ri & Sat, June 6 & 7 from 8 to 1. A ntiques, furniture, books, chairs, glassware, toys, decor and rumor has it that Elvis may also be on hand. From S adler, S on Will Hardee mi to Ocean Reach, R on Ocean Reach Dr, follow signs to many sales. ESTATE SALE Fri. & Sat., 8am-2pm. 123 Hirth Rd. #307, Marsh Cove Apts. Furniture, electronics, clothing, plants, etc. Call (904 MOVING SALE Rain or shine. Amelia Woods. Sat. 6/7, 7am til gone. (843er, antique chairs, abo v e pool. Park at pool!!! 8 35 & 889 FOUNTAIN DR. YARD SALES Antique headboard, collectib les, golf equipment, island cart, plus misc. items. Fri. 6/6 & Sat. 6/7, 8am1pm. BIG MOVING SALE 502 S 14th St. Fri. & Sat. 8am-1pm. Solid wood d ining room table w/4 chairs, Power R ecliner lift chair w/control, Wii with g ames, Pla y Station 2 with games, kitchen stuff, mirrored Christmas c abinet with Nativity, clothing (infant, children & adults; lots of big mens clothing 1X, 2X & 3X all in good shape), basic household knick-knacks.
L OTS ATLIGHTHOUSE CIRCLEAwesome view of Egans Creek & Fort Clinch St Park Single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft on Navigable side of Egans Creek and is one of the highest elevations on the east coast. $850,000 MLS# 37069 9 6106 WADES PLACEFormerly the Down Under Restaurant, one of F ernandina's landmark restaurants on deep water w/ dock & small craft launch. Tons of p otential for this truly one-of-a-kind property with endless possibilities. Also includes large d eck,"party" shed, 3 apartments and office/mgr space. Must see to appreciate!PROPERTYSOLD AS IS $650,000. MLS#61913 1 515 S. FLETCHER AVENUENice 3BR/2BAOcean View home, observation deck, wet bar, central atrium, and beach access across the street make this a home for entertaining! Stucco exterior, side entry garage, and unopened street on south side of lot are other features of this home. $595,000 MLS#6039884016 ST.PAULBLVDin Lofton Oaks on large corner lot with fenced in back yard. There is additional parking in the back yard with parking pad and gated access to rear yard. Master bedroom has oversized walk-i n shower and a large walk-in closet. $127,000MLS#59700 SOUTH FLETCHER AVENUEPristine 75' Oceanfront lot on Amelia Island. Your chance to own one of the few remaining Oceanfront lots available on Amelia Island. Buy now for either investment or to build. $ 525,000 MLS#56671 CUSTOMIZED 3BR/2BACustomized 3 Br with a office/study, Split Bedroom, has transom windows for natural light in hallway, tinted windows in kitchen dining, custom built in shelving Granite Countertops. Garage is heated & cooled, located on thesouth end of Amelia Island, home in Golfside S outh with a Championship golf course short walk to beachs, with community pool. Pool and beach access forGolfside is located on Ritz side of road. Whole h ouse wired for security system.$459,000 MLS#5907086088 RHOERLAN PLACELarge undeveloped parcel on Lofton Creek, Feasibility study done in 2012shows 15 lots, 7on the creek is on file in our office. $540,000 MLS#60872 HISTORIC DISTRICT This 2784 appox. sq. ft. vintage home has been modified into 4 apartments.The largest apartment has a fireplace, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen and has been well maintained. Rent all units or live in one and rent the others out. The property consists of 3-1br/1ba & 1-2br/1ba. $302,000 MLS#53575 86036 GRAHAM COURTL ovely well maintained 3br/2ba split floor plan home i n Page Hill. Excellent location to schools and shopp ing, with easy travel to U.S. 17, A1Aand close to I-95. French doors section off the office and dining r ooms at the frontof the house, the kitchen flows into t he living area separated by a counter. The porch on the back is screened-in leading to the fenced back yard. Thelot is almost an acre as the land extends beyond the fence.$190,000 MLS#61971RACHAELAVENUE 75x100lot $130,000 2.66 ACRE LOT in Nassauville, undeveloped and ready to build. Deeded Access to Rainbow Acres Boat Ramp and short distance fromn ew county boat ramp. $149,000 MLS #57615 C OMMERCIALLOT 851018 US Why 17 (zoned CG Frontage on US Highway 17. It does have a 30X20 Block Building divided into 3 separate bays with roll up doors; which need work. T ake d own the building and build to suit or renovate the building to fit your business. AWESOME VIEW of Egans Creek & Ft. Clinch State Park, single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia IslandL ighthouse. 370+/ft. on navigable Egans Creek. One of the highest elevations on the east coast. Possible oceanview and/or view of downtown Fernandina Beach. Tree/top/boundary survey on file $850,000 MLS#37069 Ocean front 75 ft lot $525,000 MLS 56671 D ESIRABLE 1 ACRE Lot on the South End of the Island, Beautiful t rees and Estate sized lot make this a difficult to find property on Amelia, $250,000 for the Acre, or the corner 1/2acre for $139,000 and the inside 1/2 for $124,900.YULEEMINI WAREHOUSE Good opportunity to grow your own self storage facility and/or add new retail/office. 570on U.S. 17, total 3.5 acres+/-. Warehouse on approx. 2 acres. $1,575,000 RESIDENTIALLOT 1323 Beech Street. 51 x 86 feet corner lot at 14th street and Beech. PRIME FRONTAGE ALONG US 17 just north of A 1A, High development area in the heart of Yulee. $ 295,000. Owner Financing Possible. Plans for an 1 1,00 s.f. Professional Office Building on file. 64 ACRES along Amelia Island Parkway for a M aster Planned Development R E D U C E D LOTS C OMMERCIAL& DEVELOPMENT 3028S. 8th St./A1A, Fernandina Beach, FL32035www.lasserrerealestate.com firstname.lastname@example.org Think Ill let that native land agent be my guide. LASSERREREALESTATE, INC.P O O p p e e n n H H o o u u s s e e S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y yJune 7th, 10am 2pm2879 Landyn's Cir cle Beautiful Key West home with large w raparound porch. Master suite downstairs with sitting area. Heated p ool and spa. Very light and airy h ome, vaulted ceilings. Stainless steel appliances. Laundry up and d own. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths upstairs. Located off Simmons Road in L andyn's Lake Development. $479,900 MLS#62289Atlantic Properties International Patti Roberts 904-557-0340 D RASTIC$$REDUCTION3,500 Sq.Ft.office condo r educed to $200,000 firm medical,sales or profess ional.Best priced office on Amelia Island! BUSINESSES FOR SALE Caf 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: email@example.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, large lot,gourmet kitchen,many other b onuses.$1,950/mo.Plus utilities. 551 S.Fletcher 2br 1ba upstairs,2 car garage,ocean view deck,$1,250 i ncludes water sewer and garbage Ocean Park Condo 3br 2ba furnished w ith utilities,2nd floor,1 car garage, $ 1,950 monthly + taxV A C A T ION RENT A L AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2 BR/1BA Ocean-view.487 S.Fletcher. A cross the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper L oop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee. 1801 S.Fletcher 2BR/1BA furnished B each Cottage,monthly rental great f or extended vacations,winter rental, o rlonger.Public beach access close, call office to inspect now vacant.COMMER CIAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic District 1500 + Sq.Ft.$2,400.00/mo. Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can b ejoined for one,1,600 sq ft space, A IA next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. f t +CAM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle H ouse,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/mo.lease + tax.Sale also considered. 8B F RIDAY J UNE 6 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 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 Jacksonville3Bedroom 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 now available! New Renovated Unit $950 Call Today!(904 COMMERCIALINVESTMENT LEASING SALES 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 www.ACRFL.com(904Phil GriffinBrokerphil@acrfl.com(904 Advertise YourProperty forSale This Week Here!Call 261-3696Talk to Sales Reps Christy Braswell orAllyson Rimes Paul Barnes, GRIResidential Sales DirectorCell firstname.lastname@example.org www.ameliaforsale.comExceeding Expectations P P R R O O P P E E R R T T Y Y P P R R O O P P E E R R T T Y Yo f t h e W e e k1411 S. 14th Street3,500 Sq. Ft. OfficeReduced to $200,000! Make an of fer! (904904COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034www.ACRFL.comPhil GriffinBroker GRIphil@acrfl.com 8 57 Condos-Furnished OCEAN VIEW 3BR/2BA, garage. 3 mo. minimum. $1650/mo. + deposit.P ets by exception. (904 ( 904)509-6060 858 Condos-Unfurnished 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 9174 2 BR/2BA WATERFRONT CONDO f ireplace, upstairs, lake view, gated community w/pool, fishing deck and fitness center. Philip (904701. 8 60 Homes-Unfurnished V ISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. c om f or the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's P remier Rental Company 861 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 863 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office s pace from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & securit y For info call ( 904)753-4179. SPACE AVAILABLE Amelias premier b usiness address on Sadler Rd. From o ne office to an entire floor. Must see. (904 8 64 Commercial/Retail RED OTTER CENTER 1050 sq. ft. Great visibilit y. Call Ben (904 4321. T RANSPORTATION 9 01 Automobiles GOOD BEACH JEEP Hard top air, new tires. $6000/OBO. (904 8 55 Apartments F urnished O N ISLAND Effic $145 wk/$580 mo. Includes all utils. 2/1 apt/small house N 14th St. $265 wk/$1095 mo. Also 2&3 SWMH. Avail now. 261-5034 856 Apartments Unfurnished 8 56 Apartments U nfurnished FOR RENT2BR/1.5BA TH apt. CH&A, stove, refrig., D/W, carpet.S ervice animals only. $795/mo. 828 N ottingham Dr. Call (904 POST OAK APTS (904 Affordable living located at 996C itrona Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL. Rent starts at $597 per month. Central a/c. 2 bedroom apts avail. immediately. TDD Hearing Impaired number #711This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Equal Housing Opportunit R EAL ESTATE RENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted B EAUTIFUL MID-ISLAND CONDO t o share with quiet professional person. L ots of space. $700/mo. Call (904 0539. 8 52 Mobile Homes AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (904 5577. ON ISLAND Effic. $145 wk/$575 mo. 2 &3BR SWMH in park $695-$895/mo. ALSO2/1 apt N. 14th St. $795/mo + dep & utils. Plus deposits. 261-5034 Y ULEE DW 3 BR/2BA on lake, $950/ mo + dep. Also SW 3BR/2BA, $775/mo + dep. Call (904478 363-1066. YULEE Newly redone SW 2BR/1.5BA, $650/mo. water & sewer incl. Also, 3BR DW, rent to own available, $995/mo. Call (904 STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 V ERY SMALL MOBILE HOME on i sland. Utilities included. Restrictions. $ 145 per week + deposit. Call between 5pm-10pm (904 854 Rooms DOWNTOWN 2BR TO SHARE $ 450/mo. + $450 deposit. Everything i ncluded. (904 6 02 Articles for Sale GUN SHOW June 7 & 8. Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water S t., Jax. CWP classes 10:00 & 1:00. A dmission $8.00. F ree Parking Info Cliff Hangers (386 ATTENTION SHRIMPERS! Taped cast nets for shrimping & live bait nets at lowest prices, Visa/MC okay. Hilliard, F L (800 w ww.theartofcastnetthrowing.com 618 Auctions BANKRUPTCY AUCTION Fri. 6/13, 10am Online & onsite. 10950 N KendallD r., 2nd Flr., Miami, FL 33176. Office furn & equip, cubicles, computers laptops, phone systems & more. www .moeck er auctions.com (800. 13%-15% BP (3% cash discount. cash dep. Subj to confirm. Case Np. 1418517-LMI. AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin. ANF RECREATION 7 01 Boats & Trailers 1 7 SEA PRO 115HP like new, T-Top. Must see. Make offer. (904)321-1641 601 Garage Sales 601 Garage Sales GARAGE SALE Bow & Arrow Campground, 850430 US Hwy 17, Yulee. Thurs. 6/5, Fri. 6/6 & Sat. 6/7, 8 am-3pm. MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. 6/7, 9am-1pm. No early birds. 86890 Cardinal Rd., Yulee. YARD SALE 85034 Tinya Rd., Yulee. Fri. 6/6 & Sat. 6/7, 8am-2pm. YARD SALE Friday only, 7-10am. D ealers welcome. 724 Barrington Dr. o ff Amelia Rd. G ARAGE SALE 1 116A Natures Walk Dr. Sat. 6/7, 9am. Furniture, craft supplies, household items. GARAGE SALE Sat. 6/7, 8am-3pm. 1735 Mallard Ln. Adult & childrensc lothes & shoes. 86512 WORTHINGTON DR.,Yulee S at. 6/7, 8am-12pm. Furniture, b utcher block table w/6 chairs, bar s tools, china hutch, Queen Anne chair, toys, & some craft items. GARAGE SALE 2657 Pirates Bay Dr. S at. 6/7, 8am-noon. Furniture, antique dressers, rugs, Lane Bryant, Catherines & Bealls plus size clothing, Banana Republic & kids clothing, s hoes, purses, & toys. ESTATE/MOVING SALE Furniture only. No household items. Fri. & Sat., 9-12. 96218 Blackrock Hammock. See Craigslist for photos. WAREHOUSE SALE 212 S. 2nd St. Sat. 6/7, 8am-1pm. Handmade furniture plus eclectic mix. REAL ESTATE S ALES 8 06 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. 8 11 Commercial/Retail RESTAURANT FOR SALE Ongoing operation, fully equipped. High 6 figure sales. Great location. Modern building, g ood lease. For appointment, and c onfidential information, please call (904