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After 4 months, still no details MICHAEL PARNELL News-Leader More than four months after the shooting of a Fernandina Beach man in the North Hampton subdivision in Yulee, police reports are still being withheld by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Nassau County S heriffs Office. T he investigation remains active, said FDLE spokesperson Gretl Plessinger in an email Wednesday, and no details will be released until it is closed. The NCSO is withhold-i ng its reports until the state investigat ion is completed. The News-Leader h as r e quested a copy of the police incident report and narratives written by officersinvolved. These are routine reports used to write accounts of crimes that appear in the newspaper s p olice reports. T he newspaper also has asked for t he various 911 calls that wer e made befor e the fatal shooting about 11 a.m. that Monday morning, Feb. 10. There wer e multiple 911 calls, with callers possibly suggesting a burglary was taking place even though the victim was wearing no shirt or shoes at the time. T he newspaper also seeks the J acksonville Medical Examiner s autop sy r e port for Anthony Bartley, 21, shot dead that day. There were conflicting r epor t s about how many shots the deputy fired, and at what proximity. That report also would reveal whether Bartley was under the influence of drugs, as has been suggested. D eputy Wilfred Bill Quick, who r etur ned to full patr ol duty two weeks after the shooting, was the officer who shot Bartley. He was alone on the scene, and the incident r epor t s would help explain how long it took Quick to ar rive and how long before other offiCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 48 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 . Outdated extrication equipment MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader T he equipment Nassau County Fire Rescue relies on to help free c rash victims trapped in vehicles after a wreck does not always work. F ire Chief Matt Graves sounded a n alarm in a May 30 memo to County M anager Ted Selby. This equipment has failed on several occasions on scenes of motor vehicle accidents when patient extrication has been required, wroteG raves. Failure to replace the equipment would put lives at risk. T he chief requested the immediate purchase of new equipment for E ngine 30 in Yulee. Graves called it the busiest engine in the county. Selby authorized the emergency purchase of extrication equipment, commonly called the Jaws of Life,t hat same day. Under county purchasing guidelines, the county man a ger can appr ove emer gency pur c hases under $50,000. T he new equipment cost was listed as $28,035. In an interview Monday, Graves said that his fiscal 2014-15 budget pr oposal to the board would include a request for four new sets of vehicle extrication equipment. T he equipment includes a h ydraulic pump, spr eader, cutter and r ams. The cost is expected to top $100,000. Extrication is the most immediate need we have now, said Graves. Our air bags are not operating as efficiently or effectively as possible. These ar e lifts so we can get under c ars or tr ucks. Thats very import ant. S tation 30 is located on Pages Dairy Road in Yulee. The firefighterparamedics who staf f the station ar e the primary responders for many of the countys busiest roadways and intersections. Their assignment includes the e ntire length of I-95 in Nassau County, f r om the state line to Duval County as w ell as the A1A commer c ial cor ridor Over the last two weeks, Station 30 has r e sponded to dozens of calls and two traffic fatalities, including the death of a woman pulling onto A1A from the Target shopping center, and a fatal single-car crash on US 17 Saturday. It is a demanding assignment for employees and their equipment. A t Station 30, the extrication equip ment has been repaired by factorycer t ified technicians, said Graves. The technicians deter mined in May that the tools could no longer be serviced and they recommended replacement. Staff has had the equipment serviced and tested in an attempt to delayt he need for a pur chase to no avail, wrote Graves in the memo to Selby. Ever y engine in the depar tment has extrication equipment, but some are better than others, said Graves in the phone inter view. The equipment at Station 50 in Callahan and Station 70 in ONeil was upgraded in 2009 and 2011, said Graves. Graves said any time an extrication is needed, one of those engines is sent to the scene. Has car e to a victim been delayed b ecause of Station 30 s equipment failure? i me may have been lost, said Graves. It comes down to what is the cost of a life? Thirty seconds faster than the old gear, then it is worth the investment. The National Fir e Pr otection A ssociation (NFP A) recommended upgrading extrication equipment almost 10 years ago because older models can t cut thr o ugh the metal that is used in new cars and trucks. Exotic metals make cars lighter and mor e fuel efficient to meet federal standar ds. What were dealing with is bor on steel. It s thinner and lighter t han regular steel but much, much tougher, said Hal Eastman, who sells extrication equipment through his company, Rescue Systems Unlimited in Tallahassee. He is the vendor for Nassau County. This is (a concer n) all over the U .S. and not just Florida or Nassau C ounty E astman is a battalion chief for the Tallahassee fire department and has been on the job for 25 years. He said he formed his company six years ago after the NFPA recommended extrication equipment upgrades. Eastman said he competed in i nternational extrication competitions f or firefighters and earned the top p rize at the world championship in 2001. He also said that automakers in Detr o it provide him with new cars to try out the latest equipment. The equipment has a shelf-life of about 10 years. They don t last for ev er , said Eastman. T he countys fire rescue workers a r e par t of Local Union 3101. P r e sident Cur tis Bollinger r ecognized the depar t ment s equipment issues on Monday Some of the equipment may be County needs new Jaws FedEx driver delivers the goods with a smile HEATHER A. PERRY N e ws-Leader Jackie White is a hard-working guy. As a delivery driver for FedEx, he spends his days loading, processing and delivering packages and mer chandise. For over four years, White has hoisted packages into and out of his deliver y tr uck and hauled them to businesses and homes. It is a lot harder than one would think. We constantly deal with not only the physical demands of handling packages but also time constraints and safe vehicle operation as well as getting the right packages to the right customers and the right counts with little or no damage, said White. The days are long, starting about 6:30 a.m. as he sorts the days deliveries and loads his truck. During busy times, the days sometimes dont end until 8 or 9 p.m. But he has a quick and ready smile for his customers. Some of the packages ar e heavy occasionally weighing up to 100 pounds, but White takes it in stride and uses pr oper lifting techniques to save his back. ou have to be in shape! People in Fernandina are so nice. Sometimes, theyll volunteer to help me with the big stuff. One of his favorite things to do is bring the payr oll to businesses. I enjoy peoples reactions when I deliver their paychecks. Their faces light up and some even do little song and dance steps. It makes me feel appreciated. Originally from Greensboro, N.C., White moved to this ar ea just over four years ago. He enjoys spending his leisur e hours with his family and interacting with his fouryear-old son, Matthew, and his special lady, Shonton Burton. t ype@f bne w sleader com HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER s a long day and Im tired when I get home at night, but I like it. I like the people in Fer nandina Beach, says FedEx deliver y driver Jackie White. I enjoy peoples r eactions when I deliver their p ay checks T heir face s light up and some e ven do little song and dance steps. It makes me feel appreciated J A CKIE WHITE, FEDEX DRIVER Time may have been lost. It comes down to w hat is the cost of a life? Thirty seconds faster t han the old gear, then it is worth the investment MATT GRAVES N A SS A U COUNTY FIRE CHIEF B ar t ley SUBMITTED Members of the Nassau County Fire Rescue Special Hazards Operations Team (SHOTticipate in extrication training to learn new techniques for freeing people trapped in vehicles. Chief Matt Graves said about 40 firefighters completed the Vehicle and Machine Rescue Course (VMR A B&B Auto in Callahan. The St. Johns County Fire Rescue Special Operations Team conducted the p rogram. FIRE Continued on 3A


A TLANTA, Ga. The U.S. Food and Drug A dministration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have issued updated draft advice on fish consumption. The two agencies have concluded pregnant and breastfeeding w omen, those who might become p regnant, and young children should eat more fish that is lower in mercury in order to gain important developmental and health benefits. T he updated draft advice is consistent with recomm endations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Previously, the FDA and the EPA recommended maximum amounts of fish that these population groups s hould consume, but did not promote a minimum a mount. Over the past decade, however, emerging science has underscored the importance of appropriate a mounts of fish in the diets o f pregnant and breastfeedi ng women, and young children. For years many women have limited or avoided eating fish during pregnancy or feeding fish to their young children, said StephenO stroff, M.D., the FDAs acting chief scientist. But e merging science now tells us that limiting or avoiding f ish during pregnancy and early childhood can mean missing out on important nutrients that can have a positive impact on growtha nd development as well as o n general health. A n FDA analysis of seafood consumption data fr o m over 1,000 pr e gnant women in the United States found that 21 percent ate no fish in the previous month. The updated draft advice r ecommends pregnant w omen eat at least 8 ounces a nd up to 12 ounces (2-3 servings) per week of a variety of fish that ar e lower in mer cur y to suppor t fetal growth and development. Eating fish with lower l evels of mercury provides numerous health and d ietary benefits, said Nancy Stoner, the EPAs acting assistant administrator for the Office of Water. This updated advice will help pregnant women and mothers make informed d ecisions about the right amount and r ight kinds of fish to eat during important times in their lives and their childrens lives. The updated draft advice cautions pregnant or breastf eeding women to avoid four types of fish that are associa ted with high mercury levels: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico; shark; swordfish; and king mackerel. In addition, the updated draft advice recommends limiting consumption of white (albac ore) tuna to 6 ounces a week. C hoices lower in mercury include some of the most commonly eaten fish, such as shrimp, pollock, salmon, c anned light tuna, tilapia, c atfish and cod. W hen eating fish caught from local streams, rivers a nd lakes, follow fish advisories from local authorities. If advice isnt available, limit your total intake of such fish to 6 ounces a week and 1-3o unces for children. Before issuing final a dvice, the agencies will consider public comments, and a lso intend to seek the advice of the FDA s Risk Communication Advisory Committee and conduct a series of focus groups. T he public can provide c omment on the draft advice a nd the supplemental questions and answers by submitting comments to the Federal Register docket or by participating in any public meetings that may be held. The comment periodw ill be open until 30 days. T he dates of any public m eetings, as well as when the public comment period will close, will be published in futur e Federal Register notices at 2A F RIDAY J UNE 13, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK P P A A G G E E P P A A G G E E 2 E lizabeth A. Appleby Elizabeth A. Liz & Dodie Appleby, age 59, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Monday morning, June 2, 2014 at her r esidence. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the elde st of five children born to C. Richard Bergner and the late Betsy A Balmer Bergner. The family lived in Brooklyn, locating to Glenwood Landing, Long Island in 1962 before moving to O yster Bay on Center Island, NY in 1996. Her f athers career in the Commercial Airlines Industry moved the family to Miami in 1 969. Liz attended and graduated from Palmetto Senior High School, Class of 1972. In 1974, she married Bill Appleby, a Pilot with Piedmont Airlines and they made their h ome in South Miami. Liz followed in her husbands footsteps, earning her multie ngine rated Pilots License. She and her husband launched and operated a charter s ervice and pilots school based at the Kendall Tamiami Airport, Miami, FL. In the late 1980s, her husband was transferred to Jacksonville, which brought them to Fernandina Beach. Liz worked as a P aralegal for a local attorney before entering the banking industry with First Union. W hile with First Union, she worked in Jacksonville and Charlotte, NC, achieving the position of Vice President. Liz returned to Fernandina Beach in 2001. She always had an eye and mind for the Arts and Literature. Liz enjoyed reading, w riting poetry, drawing, painting and photography. She was a member of St. Michael C atholic Church in Fernandina Beach. Her mother, Betsy A. Bergner, preceded her in death in 2007. She leaves behind her daughter, Emily Appleby, Fernandina Beach, FL, her father,C Richard Dick Bergner, Fernandina Beach, FL, two brothers, Richard S. B ergner, Miami, FL, Clark T. Bergner, Miami, FL, two sisters, Betsy C. Tootsie H uysman, Palm Beach, FL, Merle B. Holland, McRae, GA, many nieces and nephews as well as her pets, Bubba andT iny T a z. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, June 27, 2014 at St. Michael Catholic Chur ch with R ever end Father Jose Kallukalum, C elebrant. L iz will be laid to rest at sea on Saturday, June 28, 2014, as was her mother. Please share her Life Legacy at www Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors John Franklin Cooner J ohn Franklin Cooner 61, of Yulee, F lorida passed away on June 10, 2014 at his home. He is preceded in death by his father, Norwood Cooner, and mother, Floye Marie Wingate. Johnny is survived by his wife of 31 years, Br enda Cooner his childr en Ashley N. Hill (Dustin ritt Island, Joshua R. C ooner (Natassia ulee, C helsea L. Cooner of Y ulee, L onnie Bubba Polk of Yulee, and Tori Griffin (Dave u lee. His grand children are Brady and Madison Hill, Ryan and Mayes Cooner Dillion Polk, and Destinee and Tyler Griffin. J ohnny retired after 34 years with the N assau County Road and Bridge D epar t ment and continued his passion by instr u cting others while they obtained their CDL license. Johnny loved the Lord and he loved his church, the River of Praise Worship Center. He loved spending time mullet fishing, and he had a special place in his heart for Ma Burch. Johnny enjoyed watching Walker Texas Ranger, and he w ould always find time to eat some good ole Sonnys BBQ. J ohnny enjoyed and loved his family, friends and he will be truly missed by anyo ne who has ever met him. Visitation will be today, Friday June 13, 2014 from 6-8 pm at the River of Praise Worship Center in Yulee, followed by a Celebration of Life on Saturday June 14, 2 014 at 10:30 am, also at the River of Praise Worship Center with Pastor Larry Osburno fficiating. Interment will follow at the Cooner-Wingate Cemetery where he will be l aid to rest. Pallbearers are Phillip, Darren and Joey Cooner, Robert Haddock, Ethan Sever, Ethan Johnson, Bubba Burch, Jim Cooper, and Terry Price. Family and friends are invited to join the family after the interment in the fell owship hall of the church for lunch and fellowship with the Cooner family. Please send a ll flowers to the church no later than 10:00 am on Saturday. Eternity Funeral Home & Cremations-Nassau Dennison P. Smith Dennison P. Smith (Denny h ome in Grapevine, Texas, on March 15, 2014. H e was born in Boston, MA, on February 4, 1950, the son of the late Winslow and MaryS mith. After graduating from Scituate, Massachusetts high school, he served in the U.S. Navy in Adak, Alaska and began a lifelong fascination with aviation mechanics and technology, graduating fr om East Coast Aero Tech in Massachusetts. H e traveled the country to various air s hows working for the Bede Air craft C ompany and then worked for American Airlines until his retirement in 2013. His memory will be cherished by his brothers, Captain Jan F. Smith, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.nandina Beach, and Peter J. Smith and his wife Mar y of Huntsville, AL, as well as a niece and f our nephews. A memorial Mass will be of fer ed today F riday, June 13th at St. Michael Catholic Church, with the Reverend Gerald OShea officiating. Thomas Tolxdorf Thomas Tolxdorf, age 49, Executive C hef of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, d ied in a car accident on June 7, 2014. He l eaves behind a legacy not only as one of The Ritz-Carltons most Celebrated Chefs, but as a beloved husband and father and an energetic leader in the community. Thomas was bor n on May 17, 1965, in East Berlin, Germany. He grad-u ated fr om the Berlin C ulinar y School. He met his wife Nathalie Wu at the hotel Gasthof Hirschen in Interlaken, Switzerland, where they both worked. They were married March 17, 1996 in Taiwan and have two boys, Philipp and Mar tin. Thomas was named Executive Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island in 2001, super vising all aspects of food and culinar y o perations. He par ticipated in The RitzCarlton Culinar y Advisory Board, and was consider e d one of the most successful Chefs within The Ritz-Carlton worldwide r esor t s. His gr eatest legacy was the development of the unique concept of the highly acclaimed r estaurant Salt. He was fea tured frequently in the media, including numerous articles and live T.V. demonstrations. Thomas enjoyed a life-long love for soccer. He wanted to be a soccer pro as a child, a nd continued to play soccer competitively through school and as an adult. His great-e st joys were coaching and watching his boys play. T homas lived and worked in Berlin, Switzerland, Taipei, Singapore, and Fernandina Beach. He generously supported many charitable causes, including the Amelia Island Montessori School Chili Cook-Off, A melia Island Restaurant Week, the local Farm to Table movement, the LegendsS eries with Jacksonvilles Onespark, Delicious Destinations at the Ponte Vedra Inn & C lub to benefit St. Vincents Community Outreach Ministries, Oceanias Cruise as Guest Chef, downtown Fernandina Farmers Market, the Naples Winter Wine Fest, and played soccer with kids at the Boys and Girls Club. Most recently, he initiated the Chefs Move to Schools at Fernandina B each High School, allowing culinary students to gain professional training and i mproving school lunch nutrition. Thomas is survived by his wife Nathalie Wu and sons, Philipp, 16, and Martin, 13; his parents, Klaus Tolxdorf and Karin Brockmueller; a brother, Michael Tolxdorf, and his wife, Sneshanna; and an aunt, Edeltraut Kuschinski, residents of Berlin, Germany. T homas poured his heart and soul into everything he did. He became a chef b ecause his uncle told him he should learn to cook if he was interested in traveling around the world. When asked what hef ound most satisfying part of his lifes work, he said he most enjoyed creating something new every day and seeing people grow, learn and get fulfillment from their daily work and career. Thomas recently ran a half marathon and was excited about his next adventure. He hoped to hike the Camino de Santiago in Spain for his 50th birthday. He loved to s earch for sharks teeth at the ocean and e njoyed the beach lifestyle. His favorite out d oor recreational activities included fishing, hiking, and biking. Thomas had pieces of the Berlin Wall, which he retrieved when the Berlin Wall came down, opening up the world for him and other East Ger mans. He made the most of this new fr eedom, leading a very busy, s uccessful and exciting life. Thomas cont ributed immeasurably to his family and c ommunity, and will be remembered for the way he touched the lives of all who loved and learned from him. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, June 16, 2014 in the T albot Ball Room of The Ritz Carlton Resort on Amelia Island, F lorida. H is family will r eceive friends, at The R itz Carlton, following the ser v ice. In lieu of flowers, an account has been established to help with family and educational expenses. Donations can be made to the Thomas Tolxdorf Memorial Fund, c/o First Coast Community Bank, 1750 S. 14th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (across from Wal Mart.) Please visit the ThomasT olxdor f Memorial Fund gr oup on F acebook to donate via PayPal. Please share his Life Legacy at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors DEA TH NOTICES Mr. Anthony Benny Tony Chaplauske, 75, Y ulee, died on Friday J une 6, 2014. He will be laid to rest at 11:30 a.m. today in Jacksonville National Cemeter y O xley-Heard Funeral Directors Cara Jeanne Perkins, 49, of Live Oak, died on Friday, June 6, 2014. Memorial ser vices will be held on Satur d ay June 14 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Live Oak. 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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Master Food and Nutrition Volunteer is a title given to individuals who receive in-depth food and nutrition training from County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents. In return participants agree to give volunteer ser vice to their local County Extension Office during the next year. Master Food and Nutrition Volunteer training will be held at the Duval County Extension office on Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 13, and ending Oct. 15, with follow-up assessment sessions. T raining sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. and will include topics such as basic nutrition and health, food safety, food pr eparation and the latest food pr eservation updates. There will be a charge of $75 to cover references and lab supplies for the course. For further information or an application, contact Meg McAlpine at 491-7340 or Alumni welcome Cla ss 1 4 On June 10, Leadership Nassau Alumni Association held its spring social at San Jose Grill in Y ulee. Many r ecent graduates of the Leadership Nassau program came for the tacos, but stayed for the cama raderie. President Patty Fentriss highlighted LNAA ongoing support for Youth Leadership, a class project of Class 11, which helps build leadership skills in high school students. One of the missions of the LNAA is to suppor t the Leadership Nassau Program, sponsor ed by the AIFBY Chamber. The purpose of the LNAA is to provide a network and assist graduates in assuming active leadership r oles in local organizations. Past graduates of the Leadership Nassau pr ogram are encouraged to contact information@leadershipnassaua to ensure they are on the mailing list for future events. The next Leadership Nassau Alumni Association social is scheduled for the fall. 1303 JASMINE STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 Needs volunteers to help Nassau Countyfamilieswho need food, shelter and basic necessities. 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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. Feds advise: eat more fish WEEKLY UPDATE F F l l a a g g r r e e t t i i r r e e m m e e n n t t The flag of the United States is the nations symbol of liberty and it must be treated with respect. Worn,t attered, and faded flags s hould be retired with dignity. The Amelia Island Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct a Flag Retir ement Ceremony on Flag Day, Satur day, June 14, at 10 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Fir e Station No. 1, 225 South 14th St. The public is welcome. If you have a flag to retire, please bring it to the Fire Station on or before the day of the ser vice. D D o o g g w w a a s s h h Do you have a stinky dog? Bring him to Redbones Dog Bakery and Boutique, 809 S. Eighth St. in the Pelican Palms Shops, on June 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for their first fr ee dog wash of the year, using only all natural hypo-allergenic shampoo. James Weinsier also will hold a free book signing of his fun and exciting childrens book, Where do we go? All donations will benefit Nassau Humane Society For information call 321-0020. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 15; and 6:30 p.m. June 19 and 24. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. June 14 and 28. For details and addi tional classes and information, contact Belson at 4918358, (904 Visit www C C o o n n f f e e d d e e r r a a t t e e s s o o n n s s The Sons of Confederate V eterans, Gen. Joseph Finegan Camp 745, meets June 16 at 7 p.m. at The Pig Barbeque. Jim Shillinglaw will present Hampton Roads 1862 The Ironclads. The public is invited to this and all historical presentations. E E b b o o o o k k c c l l a a s s s s T he Fernandina Beach l ibrary will offer a learning o pportunity on using the librarys e-book webpage, on June 17 from 9-10 a.m. Registration is r equired and the class is limited to 16 par ticipants. Stop by the library,2 5 N. Four th St., to sign up. A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group for Nassau County meets the third Thursday each month. The next meeting is June 19 at the Council on Aging of Nassau County. The support group will meet 2:303:30 p.m. Fr om 3:30-4:30 p.m. a Vitas Hospice representative will explain hospice care for dementia and answer ques tions. This meeting is open to the public and free for anyone who has an interest. For information call Debra Dombkow-ski, LPN, at 2610701, ext. 113. Note, Julys meeting will be held the second Thursday July 10, at the Council on Aging. S S e e r r v v S S a a f f e e c c o o u u r r s s e e A ServSafe Food Managers Certification training and exam is being offered by the University of Floridas Nassau County Extension Ser vice on June 20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Peck Center. Training and exam is $110, training, exam and 6th edition ServSafe textbook is $165. For more infor mation contact Meg McAlpine at 491-7340. R R e e d d , W W h h i i t t e e & & B B l l a a c c k k G G a a l l a a Kelly Lang and TG Sheppard will be the special country music star guests at the Red, White and Black Gala on June 21 at 6 p.m. in St. Mar ys, Ga. T ickets are cur rently on sale for The Salvation Ar mys first annual event. Proceeds will be used to build the new Salvation Ar my Resour ce Center and the remodel of the Salvation Ar my Stor e. For mor e infor mation call (912


Florida News Connection T ALLAHASSEE Sun-lovi ng Floridians take note: The Centers for Disease Control and Pr e vention (CDC mates one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and a dermatol-o gy expert says early detect ion and prevention are c ritical to r e ducing a person s risk. Lawrence Mark, associate pr ofessor of clinical der m atol ogy Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, says people with fair skin and lighter-col-o red hair and eyes are typicall y more prone to skin cancer, b ut that doesn t pr eclude it in those with darker complexions. He lists several factors to consider when sizing up over all risk: I used a tanning bed multiple times; I got multipleb listering, peeling sunburns; I h ave a family history of firstdegree relatives with melanoma. You compound those all together, and you get higher and higher levels of r isk. R educe skin cancer risk by l imiting direct sun exposure with simple, commonsense measures like wearing a hat and long sleeves, and using a sunscreen that protects against UV rays, the professor advises. And since the sun is at its str ongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., he says that is when p eople should avoid being out d oors. Mark adds that the sun should not be considered an enemy, because it helps the human body produce Vitamin D. However it doesn t take much time outdoors to get enough. Even if you are wearing sunscreen, youre actually not blocking 100 percent of the s uns rays when you do that, h e notes. So, if someone is o ut with sunscreen on, theyre still producing vitamin D nonetheless. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Mark says while it accounts for less than 5 percent of all skin cancer cases, it alsor esults in the most deaths. His a dvice is to check car e fully for c hanges in your skin. Look out for an ugly duckling, he warns. You may have some brown freckles, some rough spots here and ther e, but if youve got this thing that is out of the ordinary its not like any of the others, theres something odd that should be a sign to say, I should have somebody evalu ate that. H e says one way to know w hat to look for is to remember the A-B-C-D-Es when noticing changes in skin color or texture: A for asymmetry; B for a ragged border; C for color variability; D for diameter; and E if the spot is evolving or changing over time. S kin cancer information is a vailable fr o m the American C ancer Society at www can CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY J UNE 13, 2014 NEWS News-Leader F F a a t t a a l l s s h h o o o o t t i i n n g g i i n n 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 The last police-involved fatal shooting in Nassau County occurred on Sept. 11, 2010 when a Callahan man was shot and killed during a traffic stop on US 1. F ranklin Ray Bodden, 39, was shot once in the chest and once in the arm by Deputy Ernie Cole after he was pulled overo n US 1 in Callahan around 9:30 p.m. for driving his motorcycle 76 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to reports at the time. T he incident was captured on the patrol cars dash camera. According to a review by the State Attorneys Office in Jacksonville, Bodden was shot as his hand swung from behind his back holding a shiny metallic appearing object. According to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement r eview, the object in Boddens hand was a plastic baggie containing 19.7 grams of marijuana, 0.3 grams short of being clas-s ified as felony possession. Cole told the FDLE he thought the baggie was a gun. C ole was placed on administrative leave, per Nassau County Sheriffs Office policy, and resumed work two months later after the review by the State Attorneys Office found his actions a justifiable use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer. According to that review, Deputy Cole was confronted w ith a situation where Mr. Bodden was acting nervous and uneasy. ... At the time of the shooting, Deputy Cole had reasont o believe that deadly force was necessary to defend himself and Mr. Bright from imminent death or great bodily harm. B right was David Bo Bright, a newly hired county corrections officer who was on a ride-along the night of the shooting. cers arrived to provide support. I t is not unusual for sheriff deputies to be spread across rural Nassau County, limiting their ability to respond in a timely fashion. Police also said at the time there were multiple crime scenes, and the reports should r eveal a timeline and details about what took place, andw hen, and whether Bartley was a rmed. T he patrol cars dash camera also should provide additional details about the shooting. It is customary in officerinvolved shootings for FDLE to investigate and withhold rout ine details of the crime scene u ntil the investigation is comp lete. FDLE has completed i nvestigations of two Nassau County deputies in the past decade for the shooting deaths of local r esidents. It is not known when the FDLE report will be made available. Plessinger said in anothere mail on Feb. 25, The investig ation is active. Its hard to put a timeline on investigations because it depends on what we find during the course of the investigation. Generally, invest igations take, at a minimum, several months to complete and some take years. Police said in February, before declining further comment, that the early 911 calls s uggested Bartley was burg larizing a home in the North H ampton subdivision, which is in unincorporated Yulee more than four miles from Fernandina Beach. According to the sheriffs office at that time, Quick used his stun gun in self-defense, but when that didn t have the intended effect he u sed his pistol to shoot Bartley, w ho died at the scene. Bartley was reported to be wearing pants and socks but did not have on a shirt or shoes at the time of the shooting. He also was reportedly unarmed. Bartley, father of a two-yearold son, was employed by ad owntown Fernandina Beach h ambur g er r estaurant He had b een jailed pr e viously for dr u g possession. I've been cleaning homes and offices for 21years in the Jacksonville area and my family and I have just moved to Amelia Island and I'm looking to relocate my work as well. I am hard working, very dependable, and I work by myself. Iamloyal and take great pride in my work.Himy name isKimHardy KimHardy Call fora free quote! (904 F a t h e r s D a y & 4 t h o f J u l y F i r e w o r k s C r u i s e s BRING THIS AD INfor a discount on our Shrimping Eco Tours! 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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. $72,000 tax refund for jobs MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader The Nassau County C ommission has approved local participation in a state tax incentive refund program that will return $72,000 over four years to a company that is promising to bring 12 manufacturing jobs to Nassau. The mysterious project has the project code name, Down E ast. Officials said Down East involves a local business that is already up and running in Nassau County. Under the states Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program, the county board unanimously agreed to pay Down East $3,600 for each fiscal year between 2015 and 2 018. The state will pay Down East $14,400 a year for four years. According to the boards r esolution, which is redacted in five places to omit the name o f the business and its industry, a local manufacturing company i s considering the purchase of a competitor that makes similar, but not identical, products. If the deal goes through, t he company is promising to relocate the business here and b ring at least $400,000 in new capital investment resulting f rom an expansion of its existing facilities in Nassau County The redacted document suggests that the company to be purchased is located in a nother state. The project is expected to create a minimum of a dozen new jobs at an average wage of at least $29,403. T his is 20 percent below the average annual Nassau County w age of $36,755, according to the executive director of the N assau County Economic Development Board. The company representing the sale wanted a letter of inducement, said Steve Rieck. Theres a limited window to get this deal done. Its less than 6 0 days. It is a private transaction. T he private transaction has now secured public funds. And, for now, taxpayers are not allowed by state statute to know who is receiving the money. R ieck said in an interview Monday that there are 20 manufacturers in Nassau County. He said the top 10 are listed on the NCEDB website, at e The NCEDB made the r equest for money from the states Qualified Target I ndustry Tax Refund Program. Under the program, the company must meet annual guidelines from the Florida Department of Economic O pportunity. The NCEDB has previousl y secured QTI tax refunds for two companies, including S cience First in Yulee and DTW Market Research on Amelia Island. o utdated, but we are doing the best we can with the equipment we are provided, said Bollinger. Saving money is important to the county commission. In a few weeks, the board will beb alancing the fiscal 2014-15 budget and theyve told by the O ffice of Management & Budget that there is a projecte d $10-12 million budget shortfall. After the board meeting Monday night, Chair Barry Holloway said public safety is t he local governments primary concern and he would support the purchase of the new equipment. If we need them to save lives, we need to get em, said H olloway. Commissioner Danny Leeper, who retired as chief of the Fernandina Beach Fire Department, said after the m eeting that extrication equipment is important. When youre cutting people out of a car, how do you p ut a price tag on that? said Leeper. H e also said he wants to take a closer look at the issue. e need to find out why they didnt work. Is it o perator error? Equipment error? Lets find out, said Leeper. FIRE Continued from 1A P rotect yourself from skin cancers F ind The News-Leaderon the World Wide Web Read the news, e-mail the staff, check the c lassifieds, or subscribe to F loridas Oldest Weekly Newspaper! 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JASON ALDERMAN For the News-Leader To the roughly 1.6 million college graduates in the class of 2014: You have my heartiest congratulations and my sympathies. I graduated during the early 1990s recession when finding a decent job was very difficult, so I have an inkling of t he challenges many of you now face. Although the job-search technology available has changed considerably since then, as someone who is now on the other side of screening candidates, I can tell you many of the underlying principles for waging a successful search r emain the same. Let me share a few: Stand out from the crowd. Youll probably be competing with dozens, if not hundreds, of applicants for most jobs, so: Tailor your resume and cover letter to highlight education, skills and experience relevant to the posit ion check out Monster.coms Resume Center for writing tips. If your work history is brief, play up education highlights, volunteer or internship positions, awards, o rganizational memberships, etc. Have strong references and m ake sure theyre willing to speak or write a letter of recommendation o n your behalf. Proofread everything carefully and ask a trusted acquaintance to review. Before applying, research the c ompany to make sure its a good fit. If you do get called for an interview, k ick it up a notch: Make sure you understand the c ompanys products, services and customer base. Examine their business structure and how your potential department fits in. Research competitors so you understand the business environm ent in which they operate. Investigate their social media p resence for clues on how they interact with customers. Employers are forced to do more with fewer resources, so they seek employees who are focused, polished and willing to work hard. Ive spoken to numerous hiring managers who say many candidates they s ee dont convey those qualities. A few tips: G oogle yourself. Review your social media footprint and remove p hotos or other materials that portray you unprofessionally. Show up on time for interviews dressed appropriately, with copies of your resume, work samp les and any requested materials. Be prepared to answer a barrage o f questions about yourself and how youd react in different situations.( Monster has a great list of potential interview questions.) Make sure you can back up any claims made on your resume or during interviews. Register with job search engines where you can apply for jobs and m ake yourself visible to potential employers and recruiters. Populars ites include, LinkedIn, and Landing a good job can take months or even years, so be persistent and tap all available resources. For example: Contact your schools career o ffice to see which services are still available to you as a recent graduate. M any will help by reviewing your resume, conducting practice interv iews and connecting you with alumni volunteers willing to meet for informational interviews. Build and maintain a profile on LinkedIn. Many employers and r ecruiters go there first when looking for suitable candidates. Also, j oin LinkedIn groups for your field of interest and partake in their dis-c ussions. Contact and join professional organizations in your field. provides links to thousands of professional organizations. Bottom line: You worked hard t o earn your degree. Unfortunately, you may have to work equally hardt o get your career going, so take advantage of the available tools and good luck. 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W W e e s s t t S S i i d d e e D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t s s The Westside Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m.T uesday at the Nassau County Building on Mickler Street in Callahan. Guest speaker is District 4 Congressional candidate Paula Moser -Bar tlett. Dinner and a brief business meeting will follow her presentation. Meetings are always open to the public. G G O O P P e e x x e e c c u u t t i i v v e e c c o o m m m m i i t t t t e e e e The Nassau County Republican Executive Committee will have its monthly meeting on Thursday June 19 at the Nassau County Building, 86028 Pages Dairy Road,Y ulee. Guest speaker for the monthly meeting will be State Sen. Aaron Bean. Bean currently represents Florida Senate District 4, which includes Duval and Nassau counties. Bean served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives. Prior to election to the House, he served as a commissioner and mayor of Fer nandina Beach. A graduate of Jacksonville University, he currently serves as the relationship development of ficer for UF Health in Jacksonville. Bean has r eceived numer ous awar ds and r ecognition for his conservative leadership. He cur rently chairs the Senate Health Policy Committee, and ser ves on many other legislative committees including: Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Ser vices, Commer ce and Tourism, Government Oversight and Accountability and the Select Committee on Patient Pr otection and Affordable Care Act. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and allr egister ed Republicans ar e welcome to attend. For questions, contact Justin T aylor at jtaylor@ or (904 226-6207. Before I start, an explanation for being out of the paper for two weeks. My mother was in critical condition week one and then passed away While cir cums tances will cause an occas ional missed week, it has n ever been two. Thanks for understanding. An article about a big public dealer group (Penske test marketing one-price selling at a T oyota location in Arizona was food for thought. P enske owns 242 dealers hips, most all operating in t he conventional negotiation m odel. The operator at this location claims a slightly higher percentage of initial visit pur c hasers (27 per cent) versus their prior 20-25 percent results. Many dealers have attempted one-price selling, most with the end result being to r e vert back to negotiation. On the surface, it has its merits. Ever y one is pay ing the same margin, which some would deem as a fair end result. The big limita tion is con s umers still w ant to o ffer less than the one-price offer. Some feel let the others pay that, and g ive me a better offer. I t is not dif ficult to see t hat years of negotiated real e state and vehicle sales have ingrained a behavior. Many car buyers say they hate the pricing par t of the pur chase, but on the other hand, they cant let it go. Auto financing is an ar ea where qualifications affect the interest rate. There is incr e asing government involvement in vehicle financing that is intended to pr o tect consumers being charged too much. Should there be a standar d rate for everyone? Most would say no, as those with a history of perfect payments ar e a better risk and deser ve a better rate. C onversely, moderate to bad c redit risks pay different r ates accordingly. Where is the market headed? Probably to a lower spread of rates between the best and worst credit profiles. It is ver y penalizing to the cr edit-challenged cons umer to pay several times as m uch inter est in some cases. T he punishment seems to o utweigh the crime. If the lender is willing to advance a loan, then give them a better chance to pay by not adding so much to the payment. The banking industry would debate the need for rates in the double digits, and their points would be valid, but it is tough on consumers who had challenges. If your cr e dit has deterio rated, know that time and good payments will dig you out. Don t stay in a neverending cycle of high rates, as many do. Could medicine in our countr y be headed to a onep lan-for-everyone model? N ow it is time for the car guy t o be careful. Just food for thought. The auto industry is always evolving, with trends worth watching. One-price car buying has been experimented with for a couple decades and we will keep ane ye on it. D o something nice for D ad this Sunday and rememb er the old saying, The way to a mans heart is through his stomach. A favorite meal, desser t or appetizer is a low cost, but effective gift for Dad. Have a good week. Rick Kef fer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. I have been paying more a ttention to our Pledge of Allegiance lately. Perhaps its because Ive been out of the country for a couple of weeks, but with Flag Day right around the corner on June 14, the significance of our pledges single sentence has struck me once again. I must admit that I have sometimes mindlessly recited the words while I let my brain wander into free-fall. I was anxious to get this bit of busyn ess over with so t hings could proceed to the real reason I was there in the first place. My travels h ave reminded m e that the reason I can be there in the first place is this flag and what it stands for. Duh. After all, its only 31 words. How long can it take? I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States ... this is my sincere oath of fealty to the symbol representing my country. It is, quite simply, my word of h onor as a person and as a citizen to be loyal to this offic ial symbol of my country. It is not an oath to be taken l ightly. ... and to the republic for which it stands ... our first civics class taught us that we Americans do not live in ad emocracy, but in a republic. A republic is defined as a f or m of government in which the power resides in the people. Instead of all of us converging on Tallahassee or W ashington, D.C., we have elected men and women to r un the state and the country the way we want it to be run. (Yes, I know there are several notable exceptions to this lofty statement, but I will let someone else address those issues in his or her own colu mn or Viewpoint.) ... one nation under God ... W e all know that a strong belief in the Almighty played an important role in the lives of the Europeans who settled here. Oddly enough, the original pledge did not contain under God. President Eisenhower added them on Flag Day in 1954. This Oval Office ceremony was the successful end of a long and difficult campaign started by Chicago attorney L ouis A. Bowman to have t hem added. Bowman, along w ith several other people, claimed that these two words wer e in President Lincolns Gettysburg Address, although not all copies of that famous speech contain them. ... indivisible ... We had t ried dividing the country i nto two parts 30 years before the pledge was written. That social experiment didnt work out too well, and I suspect we were still a little sensitive about the whole t hing. Since then, we have championed our strength as a united country. ... with liberty and justice for all. We Americans work on this concept every day. When you stop to think a bout it, our entire judicial system is centered on this p hrase. We try to conduct our personal business according to this precept, and we work to teach our children to embrace this philosophy as well. The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy who was a Baptist minister. He designed it to be recited in 15 seconds by schoolchildren. It was first published in The Youths C ompanion a s part of that m agazines advertising camp aign to salute the 400th anniversary of Columbuss ar r ival in the Americas. Rev. Bellamys version was slightly different from the pledge we recite today: I pledge allegiance to my Flag a nd the Republic for which it s tands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. It was first recited at that C olumbus Day celebration sponsored by The Youths Companion, and President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation making this oath the centerpiece of those celebrations. The pledge remained unchanged for over 30 years, u ntil the National Flag Conference changed the words my flag to the Flag of the United States. A year later, they added of America. This revised pledge was officially recogn ized by the U.S. Congress in 1942. Twelve years later, P resident Eisenhower made the second change and signed the bill making The Pledge of Allegiance our official oath. So there you have it. I pledge allegiance to the Flag o f the United States of America, and to the Republic f or which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. This Flag Day, Ill be at the Flag Retirement Ceremony at Fire Station Number 1 on 14th Street, which is always conducted by the Amelia Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The U.S. Flag Code states that t he only proper way to dispose of an American Flag is b y fire, and this June 14 will be a wonderful opportunity f or you to join us around the fire barrel for a few moments. Dont forget to bring any of your worn or damaged American flags s o you can add them to the fire. S ee you ther e God Bless America! CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY J UNE 13, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CITY S IDEBAR C ara Curtin Advocates are on-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week for emotional support and crisis intervention. Confidential meetings areavailable in Yulee, Fernandina Beach, and Hilliard. All communications are confidential. www .womenscenter ofjax.or g The Womens Center of Jacksonville improves the lives of women through advocacy, support, and education. This publication was made possible by the 2013 Florida Legislative Session, administered by the State of Florida, Department of Health (DOH If you or someone you know has been avictim of sexual violence, support is available in Nassau County. The Womens Center of Jacksonville serves survivors of sexual violence of all genders ages 12 and older.24-HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE 904-721-RAPE (7273 Why be near, when you can be here! HA P P YHOUR!S u n d a y t h r u T h u r s d a y2 6ENTERTAINMENTWednesday SundayW W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y s s Wing it F F r r i i d d a a y y Dirk S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y 2 pm Dan & Michelle, 6:30 pm Karribean Flavor S S u u n n d d a a y y 2 pm MacysOpen7days a week at11 am 2910 Atlantic Ave. 904-310-6904UPSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIESwww.sandybottomsamelia.comVisit us online or on Facebook for all the specials and event info H a p p y F a t h e r s D a y A solemn oath for Flag Day Mental Health First Aid training benefits all HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader W hether its a police officer trying to de-escalate a crisis sit-u ation during a domestic violence call, a pastor seeking to a id a distraught congregant, a teacher confronted by a highly agitated student or a family member faced with a suicidal loved one, Mental Health First A id training benefits everyone in the community. The nice thing about Mental Health First Aid is that y ou dont have to be a trained professional. It could be someone in a grocery store who sees someone in distress. With the training that MHFA provides, t hey would be able to approach that person just out of genuinec oncern, said Carrie Anderson Mays, a senior behavioral h ealth therapist at Starting Point Behavioral Health, who recently completed the eighthour MHFA training course and has already used it in her p ersonal life. As a therapist, professional b oundaries do not allow her to engage in counseling with friends or family members but M ays used the simple steps l ear ned during MHFA training t o help a bereaved friend who became suicidal after the death o f her spouse. These are just two examples of the ways in which the training can benefit any member of the community. In any giveny ear, notes Mays, 20 percent of adults will experience mental h ealth or substance use problems. With those numbers in mind, no one person can say that they are not affected by mental health or substance use. Mays interest in the field of social sciences began in highs chool when she wonder e d w hat made people behave and t hink the way they did. I found myself studying psychology and mor e specifi cally behaviorism to understand how our behaviors are developed and how they can be changed. A s a therapist, Mays choos e s tr eatments based on practi c al experience in the treatment of real cases, the same kind of evidence used to cr eate the MHFA program. Studies have shown the program impr oves people s mental health, incr eases understand i ng of mental health issues and t r eatments, connects mor e peo p le with care and reduces stigma. Accor ding to Starting Point Director Dr. Laureen Pagel, the training offers a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement inter ventions a nd secure appropriate care for t he individual. For a number of reasons, i ndividuals experiencing mental illness and substance use disorders often have more contact w ith the criminal justices ystem than the general p opulation does. Thus, the better prepared officers and staff are to respond e ffectively and appropriately, the more likely the interaction w ill be a positive one, said Pagel. The program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. Thorough evaluations in randomized controlled trials and quantitative study have proved t he CPR-like program effective in improving trainees knowle dge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others. The course utilizes a mnemonic device to help trainees remember the sequence of events during a cri-s is: ALGEE stands for Assess for risk of suicide or harm; L isten non-judgmentally; Give r eassurance and information; E ncourage appropriate professional help; and Encourage selfhelp and other suppor t strategies. Mays and Starting Point colleague Katrina Robinson are slated to begin making pres entations in the community s oon. T here are various designations within the MHFA training pr o gram. The first classes ar e planned for local law enforcement. Starting Point also is reaching out to various veteransg roups, churches, schools, hosp itals and other or ganizations. A n open community training is planned for 1-5 p.m. Thursday July 10 and Friday July 11 in the community r oom at the Fernandina Beach Police Depar tment, 1525 Lime St. Participants must attend both s essions to receive the 8-hour c ertification T o register for the class go to and view the class calendar T o sponsor an individual or a class visit or call Starting Point at 225-8280. For additional information on MHFA and to read success stories visit www.mental-h Starting Point Behavioral Health is a nonpr o fit agency providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Nassau County. Mays I s one-size-fits-all truly best? KEFFER CORNER Rick K effer P OLITIC S IN BRIEF Thefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable food items all year round. For more information, call:261-70001303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101 Fernandina Beach,FL Connecting People, Help & Hope


COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, JUNE1 3, 2014/NEWS-LEADER6A MILITARY NEWS SUMMER CAMPS Deadline for wedding information and photos is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication Friday. Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 for information. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bradley W. Bunch graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, T exas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Bunch is the son of Rebecca D. and Jim Spalding of St. Augustine and Steven R. and Susan Bunch of Fernandina Beach and grandson of Stanley and Shirley Bunch and Kathleen and William Zetterower, all of Fernandina Beach. He is a 2010 graduate of Fernandina Beach High School. U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Skyler C. Whitaker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Whitaker is the son of Kym L. and Steve L. Whitaker of Callahan. Ron AndersonBUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904) 261-6821 F AMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6 Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Baile y Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hw y 1, Callahan, FL S teve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStr eet Fe r nandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d ' s s H H o o u u s s e e THISSPACEAVAILABLE. CALL261-3696 AND ASKFORANAD-VISOR TO PUTTHISSPACETO WORKFORYOU. SUBSCRIBETODAY! f "Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name" Psalm 103:1 During my childhood, my father would often preface his trips to the garage with the announcement that he was going downstairs to "putter," often saying that he was "just going to putter around" in the garage. What he usually ended up doing for the next few hours was fixing broken toys, lamps or other appliances, or working on the cars. I distinctly remember looking up the word"putter" after hearing my father use the term, trust me, he "puttered" a lot, and chuckling when I read the definition: to occupy oneself with minor or unimportant tasks. But even then I knew that what my father was doing wasn't minor or unimportant. Seeing him fix broken stuff around the house was an important lesson on the value of resourcefulness, frugality, and helping others. Some of my most productive days now are those lazy Saturdays when I putter around the house, doing some housework perhaps between writing these short pieces, and then maybe going for a walk. Wenever know what we might find or how we might get inspired when we putter. You don't always need a prioritized list in order to get stuff done or to savor life in all its glory. Sometimes you just need to take the time to putter.Christopher Simon Puttering & Other Good W ays to Savor Life BunchT T h h e e a a t t e e r r c c a a m m p p s sFernandina Little Theatre announces registration for two summer theater camps for young children. Theatre for Kids, featuring theater for children performed by children, will have two sessions: Session 1 June 19-29 for ages 5-7, fee $24; and Session 2 July 7-20 for ages 8-10, fee $33. Sessions will meet in the evenings, generally 7-8:30 p.m.; there will be three public performances, with Sunday matinees. Registration forms are available at Miss Kate's Pre K, located at 1303 Jasmine St.; enrollment is limited. For more information, check the FLT web-site at or email C i i t t y y c c a a m m p p s sThe Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation Department is offering several summer camps. Visit or call the parks office at 3103364: Island Life Art Camp. Kids will create with paint, clay, pastels, watercolors and more, June 16-20; $100; snacks provided; kindergarten-second grade, 9 a.m.noon, or third-sixth grade 1-4 p.m. Art Around the World! T ravel to far-off lands and learn about their world by creating art inspired from Australia, Japan, Russia and Italy. Enjoy a snack, music and learning about the people, their history and cultures, all through art. June 2327; $100; kindergarten-second grade, 9 a.m.-noon, or thirdsixth grades 1-4 p.m. Students must have completed kindergarten. 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 sEarly Impressions and The V ibe, A Youth Center, offer weekly summer programs for ages 3 and up. Visit, call or come by. Locations are 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (corner of A1A and 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 nJoin Faith Christian Academy for Camp S'Mores 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. Visit or call 321-2137.B B & & G G c c a a m m p p s sBoys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County invite all youngsters, ages 6-18, to sign up for the 2014 Summer Camp program. It includes arts, sports, technology lab, field trips, special projects, and is capped by the annual Summer Carnival. Summer camp is held at both the Miller Freedom Center on Old Nassauville Road and the Roberts Learning & Achievement Center on Lime Street in Fernandina between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, through July 25. Sign up at the club or call 261-1075 for the Miller Club or 491-9102 for the Roberts Club.4 4 H H c c a a m m p p s sThe University of Florida/ IFAS Nassau County Extension Service offers 4-H Summer Camps through July 17. A weeklong camp June 2327 in Madison for ages 8-13 allows kids to experience learning opportunities related to nature, science, shooting sports, kayaking, health and more. Fee is $200 for 4-H members, $225 for non-members, $125 for adult chaperones. Kids can learn about farms and cooking at "Farm to T able" day camp, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8-11 at Yulee Full Service School for $65. Lunch included. At "Frog Camp" from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 14-17 for ages 5 to 10 for $50, kids discover the wonders of nature. Bring lunch and drink. Contact Margaret Johnson, UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension, at 8791019 or email or register at F B B C C A A c c a a m m p p s sFernandina Beach Christian Academy offers summer camps for children including Pirates and Princess, Science Explores, Photography Camp, Legos and Lego Robotics. Contact Shannon Hogue for information and registration forms at 491-5664.C C a a m m p p K K a a t t e e r r i iCamp 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 550-acre facility with two lakes, hiking trails, equestrian center, archery range and more. Camp Kateri also offers sessions tailored to specific interests such as "Little Mermaids," "Mission Possible," "Showtime!" and "Kateri Games." Camp Kateri is located at 183 Camp Shalom Trail, Hawthorne, and is ACA accredited. Visit SUBMITTEDMembers of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and Spina Bifida of Jacksonville celebrate the donation of $80,000 to the charity by the luxury car show's foundation. JACKSONVILLE The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization recently increased its annual gift to Spina Bifida of Jacksonville to $80,000 for 2014, an increase of 33 percent. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015, the Amelia Concours was founded in 1996 to serve charities on Florida's First Coast and to bring an award-winning, world class concours to America's east coast. Founder Bill Warner's only condition upon creating the Amelia Concours two decades ago was that it benefit charity. Since its founding the Concours has donated more than $2.5 million to such local pivotal charities as Community Hospice, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Shop With Cops of Fernandina Beach and Nassau County and Spina Bifida of Jacksonville. "This year we added Micah's Place, the only Certified Domestic Violence Center serving Nassau County, Florida to our roster of charities," said Warner, chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. "Today we were able to increase our annual giving to Spina Bifida of Jacksonville by a third," said Warner. "This is the primary reason the Amelia Concours exists. We don't measure success by the number of spectators, or car count, but by our giving. More and bigger checks to our charities tell us it's been a good year." The 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will be held March 13-15 on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island at The RitzCarlton, Amelia Island. The show's Foundation has donated over $2.5 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other charities on Florida's First Coast since its inception in 1996. In 2013 the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance won Octane Magazine's EFG International Historic Motoring Event of the Year award. For more information, visit or call (904) 636-0027. A good year for Concours, area charities T ALBOT TREASURES Alison Conboy of the Talbot Islands State Parks recently provided the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise an inside look at the activities and current happenings on parks. The club was thrilled to learn of the treasures, many unknown to most, the state parks have to offer Fernandina Beach residents who enjoy such close proximity to them. The Talbot Islands State Parks include Little Talbot Island, Big Talbot Island, Fort George Island, Amelia Island, George Crady Fishing Pier, Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve and Yellow Bluff Fort. Conboy reminded the group of all the fun activities that can be had within the parks, such as canoeing, kayaking, surfing, fishing, birding, Segway touring, picnicking, horseback riding, shelling and sunbathing. Further, there are several hiking trails. The Rotarians were inspired by the pride shown by Conboy in her love of her job and the state parks. SUBMITTED SO CIETY WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENTOutgoing VaughanLatham Society of the Children of the American Revolution president Camille Schnell welcomes new president Aislin Alexander as the society celebrated its first birthday on May 17. Other new officers include Adeline Bishop as Vice President, Landon Alexander as Chaplain, Caroline Pierce as Treasurer, Camille Schnell as Secretary, and Sarah Perkins as Chairman for C.A.R. Education. For information about joining, email vaughanlathamsociety@gmail. com.SUBMITTED Photo class with a rangerEver dreamed of getting the perfect shot of a great blue heron in flight or a bumble bee nestled on a flower? Join a photographer and nature enthusiast for a leisurely stroll on the Fairway Loop T rail on June 28 at 10 a.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park, 11241 Fort George Road, Jacksonville. Learn techniques to help capture the beauty of the maritime forest and salt marsh on film. Please bring your own camera and photography supplies, sturdy shoes, bug spray, sunscreen and water. Space is limited to 10 participants. Please RSVP to the Talbot Islands State Park Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320. The program is free. Visit


G ov. Rick Scott signed the state budget for fiscal year 2014-15, which includes many smart investments for Florida. The budg et r etur ns money to Florida s h ard-working taxpayers while i ncreasing spending for state prio rities such as education, economic development and innovative gover n ment spending. The state budget provides historic levels of funding for childr en, families and K-12 education, which helps to invest in Floridas future gr owth, said Dominic M. Calabro, president and chief executive officer for Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. Overall, Florida taxpayers should be pleased with the investments our state will be making in the new year Floridas fiscal discipline in passing a balanced budget is on display today, said Florida TaxWatch Chairman John B. Zumwalt, III. The governors and Legislatur s commitment to main taining Floridas fiscal strength has helped Florida pay down its debt and incr ease its bond rating, making Florida a great place to live, work, and build a business, while the federal governments financial health has steadily deteriorated. Education spending The budget contains more than a 2 per cent incr ease in per -student funding and pr ovides for the largest overall education budget in Floridas history. Also included in the education budget is $600 million in PECO funding to improve maintenance and construction of the state s educational facilities, and $200 million for university perfor mance funding, a Florida T axWatch recommendation which will put Floridas universities onestep closer to pre-eminence. Floridas historic education budget will help meet the needs of many Florida students, and better pr epar e those students for success in either college or their career of choice, said Bob Nave, dir ector of the T axWatch Center for Educational Per formance & Accountability. Economic development In economic development spending, the state provided more than $74 million to attract visitors to Florida, which has incredible positive economic gr owth accor ding to a 2013 Investing In Tourism r eport from Florida TaxWatch. There are also important funds to grow Floridas 15 seaports in preparation for the 2015 expansion of the Panama Canal. Expanding capacity at Florida ports will help F lorida incr ease its global compet i tiveness and solidify our place as a global trade hub. The gover n or and Legislatur e should be applauded for making critical investments to ensure Florida is an attractive place to grow businesses large and small alike, said Jerry D. Parrish, Florida T axW atch chief economist and director of the TaxWatch Center for Competitive Florida. The $233 million for economic development in the budget will help Florida accelerate its path to continued economic diversification and growth. Health care investments Despite suppor ting $3 million in Alzheimers research, Florida missed an oppor tunity to impr ove health outcomes when the Legislatur e passed on legislation to expand telemedicine statewide. Though three telemedicine pilot initiatives intended to serve rural Florida patients were included in the budget, they wer e r emoved following the governors action. T elemedicine, or telehealth, links patients and doctors digitally to pr ovide affordable and local care, according to Critical Connections to Care, a 2014 report from TaxWatch. As Floridas health systems have become mor e r eliant on technology to provide quality car e, it is time our state fully embraces all that this technology can offer, including huge savings potential, said Tamara Y. Demko, director of the TaxWatch Center for Health & Aging. TaxWatch will continue to actively work to advance telemedicine for better and healthier outcomes and cost savings for Florida families, busi nesses and taxpayers. Efficiency improvements The budget also contains key spending to improve efficiency in Florida, including many recommendations from the FloridaT axW atch Center for Gover nment Ef ficiency A $9 million appropriation to begin the process of replacing the Florida Accounting Information Resource (FLAIR system will help lay the foundation to reduce the cost in Florida. The Legislature prudently funded the first step to replace F LAIR, an outdated financial man a gement system which costs taxpayers billions in inef f iciencies each year said Rober t Weissert, chief research officer and general counsel for Florida TaxWatch. This is one of many cost-savings recommendations from the TaxWatch Center for Government Ef ficiency included in this good budget that will help taxpayers r educe their tax bur den and r educe government spending. Criminal justice spending The 2014 budget funds smart justice initiatives aimed at substance abuse rehabilitation, vocational training and re-entry assistance. Beefing up these pr ograms will reduce recidivism and decr ease futur e prison admissions and costs. T axWatch consistently calls for Florida to fund mor e costeffective ways to prudently reduce Floridas prison population. Vetoes Befor e signing the budget, the governor exercised his constitutional line-item veto r esponsibility to remove $68.9 million of spending in individual appr opriations. The line-item veto is a constitutional responsibility intended to hold the Legislature accountable for the costs incurred on behalf of Florida s har dworking taxpayers. However, the governor returned only $58.9 million to state General Revenue reserves and Trust Funds, since one $10 million trust fund sweep was vetoed, reducing General Revenue reserves by $10 million. Recently, TaxWatch released the 2014 Florida T axW atch Budget Turkey Report, which asked the gover nor to closely review the identified appropriations to evaluate their merit and promote more accountability and integrity in the budget process. The governor vetoed 23 of the identified Budget Turkeys worth $14 million of the taxpayers har dear ned money The purpose of the Florida TaxWatch Budget Turkey Report is to uphold integrity in the budg et pr ocess, said Kur t Wenner, vice president for Tax Research at Florida TaxWatch. TaxWatchp rovides the Budget Turkeys to t he Gover nor to ask that he deter m ine the projects are valuable. We hope that appropriations appearing in the Turkey Report that were not vetoed are ultimately in the best interest of the taxpayers who are required to pay for them. T hough the new budget funds k ey services, it missed opportunities to addr e ss impor tant issues facing Florida, such as r e ducing the Communications Services Tax, which would have provided much needed tax relief for Floridians on their home and cell phone bills, and their cable and satellite ser vices. The budget also does not include e-fairness implementation, which would have been able to fur ther reduce taxes or increase key investment into necessary state services, but it does contain many individual member projects. The state budget provides key ser vices for vulnerable Floridians and invests in Floridas future gr owth, this budget missed sever al oppor tunities to further reduce the tax bur den and continue to provide key services more efficiently, added Calabro. Many appropriations in the budget are funded through trust fund sweeps, a practice T axW atch argues can be detrimental without pr oper consideration. The 2014 report, Putting The Trust Back InT rust Funds recommends each sweep be approved in a separate bill. However, the governor vetoed the sweep of the State Economic Enhancement & Development T r ust Fund, which reduces General Revenue r eserves by $10 million and, while protecting Trust Fund revenues, does not save taxpayers any additional money. Florida TaxWatch is a statewide, non-profit, non-partisan research institute that over its 33year histor y has become widely r ec ognized as the watchdog of citizens har d-earned tax dollars. Its mission is to provide the citizens of Florida and public officials with high quality, independent research and education on government revenues, expenditures, taxation, public policies and programs and to increase the pr oductivity and accountability of Florida state and local gover n ment. VIEWP OINT / F L ORIDA T A X W A TCH Floridas budget invests well N N o o c c r r e e m m a a t t o o r r i i u u m m Please! No crematorium in our neighborhood! H ave you ever heard of the old saying, Just because you can doesn t mean you should. I am sending this request to our county manager, t he heads of the variance board, building and zoning and all other county departments involved and our county commissioners who will be reviewing an application for a crematorium request to be built off Miner Road on a private resid ence drive/easement in Yulee. This crematorium is requesting a variance and approval by our county to be built directly in front of, b ehind and beside homes. The proposed crematorium is asking to be located across from Hickory Village subdivision, Yulee Middle School, Yulee High School, Yulee/Amelia I sland Care Center and next to Celebration. I am asking the coun-t y to not approve this crematorium for this location amongst our h omes, neighborhoods and students. I would also like to ask all county officials involved in this process, while you are performing your due d iligence in making your decision on this matter, to drive to the pro-p osed site off Miner Road and look around this area. You will see for yourself the crematorium will be a mongst working families, residents u sing the sidewalks for walks, runs, b ike rides, children walking to school (when in session ing in the neighborhoods. Please also ask yourself, Is this crematorium location the appropriate loca-t ion for this commercial business? Please also consider the past g rowth and some of the past zoning changes from OR to R-2 of 65 +/a cres on Miner Road for future homes in this area, along with remembering that most of the unchanged zoning in this area is from the 1970s (I was told this by zoning department employee) and most of all, please don t for get all the f amilies, homes and the two new s chools in our area. I would bet the farm that with a crematorium comes decreased home values, decreases in possible foot traf fic for home sales, because lets face it, there is not anyone I know that would go into a real estate of fice and say I want my h ouse next to or near a cr ematori u m. Lets not forget about the poss ible safety issues, fire issues, storage of bodies, transportation of bodies from other counties, increased traffic and I am sure a multitude of other issues that I cant even comprehend at this time. B y way of this letter to the editor, I would like this to serve as my notif ication to the public of the impendi ng possibility of a crematorium being constr u cted in a neighborhood near you. Yes, a crematorium to be built amongst/between and surrounded by a multitude of families, children and students. I would like to ask all citizens of N assau County to call and email o ur county of ficials and heads of d epar t ments and our county com missioners at 491-7380 and at www and voice your opinion, because I know that no one thinks a crematorium is appr opriate when placed in an area of a multitude of family homes and several schools. Your voice is needed, please call and email. R espectfully Submitted, Mary Thomason Y u lee I I m m m m i i g g r r a a t t i i o o n n T he Statue of Liberty has a port ion of a poem which says, Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free/The wretched refuse of your teeming shore/Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me/I lift my lamp beside the golden door! M y chest swells with pride every t ime I see or hear those wor ds. I b elieve wholeheartedly that anyone who is willing to come to America should have the opportunity to do so with certain conditions while keeping in mind that we were the first illegal immigrants. There should be priorities and special considerations, a pr o and c on list to help in the scr eening p rocess: (1y a nd ser v e at least two years and receive a discharge other than dishonorable, including their immediate families and consideration of elderly or disabled dependents. 2) Those who have specialized skills and can contribute immedi a tely. 3) They should be required to l earn English within a set period of time and be able to contribute to our free market society. 4) There is plenty of room and resources enough to ease the restrictions on immigration to allow those who are w illing to comply with our laws. 5 ) In order to receive government s ubsidies of any kind there should b e some way to have them just classified as non-citizen workers and required to pay taxes. 6) Severe punishments should be considered if employers hire immigrants with no approved or temporary status a nd these laws should be enforced b y securing the border in the long t er m. T her e will always be those who will still come here illegally but we must enfor c e the law r e gar d ing any immigration reform package. We have the military personnel to pr otect the borders at least until this matter is satisfactorily remedied, this would take an act of congr ess in and of its elf. Elton Bynum Fer n andina Beach CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY J UNE 13, 2014 OPINION News-Leader VOICE OF THE PEOPLE JOHN DARKOW/COLUMBIA (MO.Y TRIBUNE F LORIDA S O LDEST W EEKLY N EWSPAPER E STABLISHEDIN 1854 The News-Leader is published with pride weekly for the people of Nassau County by Community Newspapers, Inc., Athens, Georgia. We believe that strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to the truth, integrity, quality and hard work. F OY R. 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In Fernandina Beach, city fathers and m others voted down an ordinance that w ould have allowed backyard chickens on p rivate pr o per ty even though they may let folks take their dogs out to dinner. Of course, the pooches must stay outside with their owners, wholl be eating on one of those patios or por ches designed for diners who enjoy the company of mosquitoes and love bugs. B ut can someone take his pet chicken to d inner? Not even ment ioned. Fernandina Beach Commissioner Pat Gass appar ently r e alizes that chickens ar e discriminated against. We shouldnt make it so difficult to havea chicken, she said in a m eeting considering the f ate of feather e d friends of Fernandina. Amen to that, commissioner Jacksonville appr oved a pilot program that would allow backyard chickens, but people wanting perm its were required to go to chicken school. ( Chickens are slow learners, so they were excused from classes.) Is school required for people wanting to raise dogs or cats? Of course not. Well, you might argue, chickens can be annoying, getting up at the crack of dawn to announce the arrival of another day when youre trying to sleep in. But have you ever h ear d an insomniac dog bark early in the m orning? Which sound is more annoying? Even the gr e at state of T exas, home of some of my closest friends, appar e ntly discriminates against chickens. Consider for example, the concern over building a private rocket launch site east of Brownsville. Opponents argued that the launches would endanger some already-endangered species, mainly two individual cats of the ocelot or jaguarundi variety. These cats could be lost, they said, despite the launch companys plan to post war ning signs along the road leading to the site. How many cats do you know that can read? Theyre just ahead of the chicken on the list of slow learners. W as anybody ar ound Br ownsville wor ried about the blastoffs frightening the chickens? Appar ently not. By the way, the launch site was appr oved, thanks to those all-impor tant signs warning endangered cats to stay clear, not to mention promises from the company to adopt a three-mile section of the beach and participate in beach cleanups. But chickens have never been big on getting a tan, so you don t find chicken litter on beaches. Dont get me wrong. I love dogs. I have owned a dog or he owned me most of my life. Dogs are great friends and dinner companions. I have dined outside with the golden r etriever and goldendoodle fr om next door. They have excellent manners. They do not talk with their mouths full. They do not pick their teeth under the table. But, doggone it, its time someone spoke up for lowly chickens. They have been discriminated against long enough. Maybe they and their owners should hold a sit-in, or set-in, at a fancy restaurant with an outside patio. And order corn on the cob with love bugs. Phil Hudgins is the senior editor for Community Newspapers Inc., the media company that owns the News-Leader. phudgins@cnine w sp aper s com FROM THE HOME OFFICE P hil Hudgins The budget returns money to Floridas hardw orking taxp ayer s while increasing spending for state priorities. LETTERS WELCOME Send letters by e-mail to: mparnell@fbnews leader .com or mail letters to: Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 16766. Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 On-line at fbnewsleader .com


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, JUNE1 3, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 8A Florida State's D.J. Stewart added to his postseason accolades in 2014 taking home second team All-America honors from both Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association, as announced by the two organizations on W ednesday. Stewart, who garnered All-ACC honors for the second year in a row, became the seventh Seminole in school history to garner player of the year accolades earlier this year. He has also been recognized as a second team Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball, a third team Capital One Academic All-American, a semifinalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Tr ophy and was named to the NCAA Tallahassee All-Region team all in 2014. The sophomore outfielder currently ranks in the top 10 in the ACC in eight offensive categories while leading the league in average (.351) and on-base percentage (.472). He also ranks in the top 50 nationally in six categories including base-on-balls per game (.75, 27th), on-base percentage (30th), doubles per game (.36, 39th), doubles (19, 41st), base-on-balls (40, 42nd) and runs batted in per game (.94, 48th). Stewart finished league play hitting .388 with 11 doubles, four home runs and 30 RBI in 26 games. The Yulee native finished the season tied for the team lead with 20 multi-hit games and second with 13 multi-RBI games. He r ecorded a career-high four hits three times in 2014. Stewart also finished the season reaching base safely in 52 of the 53 games in which he played. Stewart represents his country this summer as a member of the USA Collegiate National Team. Competition starts June 21 with the Red, White and Blue Tour through various cities across the U.S.Inaugural surf program for Special Olympics athletesSix athletes and five coaches kicked off Nassau County's Special Olympics surfing program June 3 at Peter's Point Park. Accompanied by family, friends and spectators, the athletes received encouragement and support in preliminary water safety, how to gear up and "pop-up" and wrapped up their pre-water session with stretches. It was then into the salt for some wave riding with their skilled coaching partners. "Although the day was beautiful and the winds reasonably light, many of the waves were close-outs right on the beach, which made for a challenging session," said Kirk Mitchell, co-head coach with Steve Mehas. But nothing seemed to diminish the spirit and "never-give-up" attitude of the Special Olympic surfing athletes with each surfer quickly getting up after each wave ready to take on the next set. T om Christenson, county director for Special Olympics Nassau County, said, "I'm so excited about bringing this new and popular seaside sport to our athletes. Everyone is really stoked about the schedule and the level of coaching and volunteer participation has been tremendous." The inaugural program currently has eight r egistered athletes and more than six coaches and assistants. Athletes interested in participating must have a current medical and Special Olympics waiver on file and must be able to demonstrate his or her ability to swim 50 yards unassisted. This year's introductory program would not be possible without the involvement and support of the athletes, their immediate family and friends, coaches, volunteers and Driftwood Surf Shop for providing the deeplydiscounted rash guards and loaner soft-sided surf boards for our initial session, according to Mitchell. Additionally, the team was recently awarded with a grant from the Special Olympics Foundation, which resulted in the team receiving three new soft-sided surfboards from Ron Jon Surf Shop, the official state sponsor of Special Olympics Florida Surfing. Surf practices are at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Main Beach. The county competition will be held in late July with the area competition schedule for Aug. 2 in Volusia County. The state surfing competition will be held in Cocoa Beach Sept. 13. Anyoe interested in participating or volunteering for Special Olympics Nassau surfing should contact Mitchell at B ASEBALLStewart adds pair of honors Stewart BA S KETBALL AWARDS The Fernandina Beach-based AAU girls organization, Basketball Club of Florida, held its second annual awards banquet recently at Peters Point. The gathering included the 14U and 17U Head Coach Jacob Nantz, Assistant Coach Randy Lindberg and their families along with all the players and their families. The awards ceremony capped off a successful season by BCF with the 14U team reaching the AAU Florida State Championship Final 4. AAU Director and Coach Jacob Nantz, "The progress by the 14U team in one year has been unbelievable. I can not imagine what they are capable of if they stay together for the next few years. The 17U team struggled some because of injuries and a brutal schedule of games but every player saw great improvement and understanding of the game that will carry on into their school basketball seasons. Both me and Coach Lindberg are very proud of the girls and their progress." After the awards ceremony, the teams and families spent the day at the beach together. "We held the banquet last season at the same spot and everyone loved it not being the typical sit indoors and get dressed up' type of ceremony. It actually gave everyone a chance to hang out on the beautiful Fernandina beach, dress down and enjoy the day," Coach Nantz said. "They all begged to have it the same way this season and it worked out great again." The BCF organization started last year with two teams and added a fifth-grade girls team this season. BCF is looking to expand girls teams in Fernandina by having coaches step up and put new age groups together with local girls. "The goal has always been to have at least four or five teams in different age groups to travel around together and play other teams across the state," Coach Nantz said. "If someone is interested in doing this, they can go to our website at and contact me to get involved." Jennie Powers received the 17U rebound awards and was named the team's most valuable player. Karri Nantz received the 17U offensive award; defensive award went to Julie Fournier. For the 14U girls, the rebound and team MVP awards went to Erica Foote. Alexis Schulz received the offensive award and Anna Arata was given the defensive award. SUBMITTEDSpecial Olympics athletes and their coaches prepare for the surf season. Pictured, front row from left, Vincent Wolski, Emma Ve nerdi, Stephanie Willaford, Kristopher Mitchell, Weston Terry and Jake Martin; back row, Freddie Peake, Betsy Harris, lifeguard Logan Peake, Kirk Mitchell, Steve Mehas and Jack Martin. FSU outfielder garners honors as second team A ll-American Pictured, back row from left, Anna Arato, Jayla Monroe, Julie Fournier, Shanaya Thompson, Erika Kristensen, Casee Yarborough, Jenny Powers, Rachel Collins, Gracie Lindberg and Karri Nantz; front row, Alexis Schulz, Lizz Lai, Montana Walker, Erica Foote and Marissa Moore.G irls recognized for successful season in AAUSUBMITTED PHOTOSPictured, clockwise from top left:Coach Jacob Nantz and 14U team MVP Erica Foote; Jayla Monroe, left, and Shanaya Thompson; Coa ch Nantz and 17U team MVP Jennie Powers; Coach Nantz and daughter Karri Nantz (17U offense award); and Anna Arato, 14U defensive award w inner.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9AFRIDAY, JUNE13, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader The 32nd annual Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo will be held Aug. 2 at the Fernandina Harbor Marina. There is a kingfish division, inshore/offshore division and kayak division. Fish both the kingfish and inshore/offshore divisions during the Fishing Rodeo. The North Florida Kingfish Championship "Tournament within a Tournament" competition will also be added this year. It will be tied into the kingfish tournaments held in St. Augustine and Jacksonville and the local r odeo as a three-stop tournament "trail" type event. Online registrations are encouraged but checks will also be accepted. Tournament organizers will need 10 days to process a check if it is mailed in, so send them early to receive the early registration fee rate. See the registration instructions at for more details. Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover credit cards are accepted. The early entry deadline is July 18. Early entry fees are $350 for kingfish division, $100 apiece for North Florida Kingfish Championship and inshore/offshore divisions; $50 for kayaks. For information on the fishing rode, visit www. or call Tournament Director John Hartrich at 206-0817. Early entry registration for fishing rodeo Aug. 2PAKS KARATESUBMITTED PHOTOSPak's Karate Academy of Fernandina Beach held its quarterly belt promotion for beginner students June 4-5 at the facility in Fe r nandina Beach. Students were quizzed on their terminology words, life skills and were required to demonstrate their required belt level techniques for Masters Bryan and Caro lyn Peeples. Students are pictured with Master Instructor Bryan Peeples and black belts from the Fernandina Beach school. Left, promoting to yellow/white stripe are Cheyenne Griffin, Stanley Keene, Cole Dover, Destiny McAlaster, Katherine Kavanaugh, William Kavanaugh, Philip Norman, Ashton Eslinger and Kyle Day; promoting to yellow belt, Gabri elle Kennedy, Sara Frederico, Elijah Rosson, Will Harvey, Sonny Abercrombie and Aaron Chester. Right, promoting to yellow/black stripe are Cooper Sines, Kasen Dubbe rly, Maxwell Burch, Charlie Muldoon, Christopher Norman, Gwen Ernst, Logan Baker, Ashley Sznakowski, Ryan Taylor, Aaron Sznakowski, Jase Sznakowski, Charlene Allfre y, Nickolas Saldana and Andrew Burch, promoting to green/white stripe, Athalie Agricola, Jacob McBeth, Ethan Solomon, Samuel Burch and Harper Minor, promoting to gre en belt and joining the Black Belt Club, John Martin, Aidan Carter, William Frederico, Meg McAlpine and Steven Henderson. SPORTS SHORTSP P o o p p W W a a r r n n e e r rFernandina Beach Pop W arner football and cheerleader registration is now open for the 2014 season. Vi sit 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 Wolfson Children’s Hospital, is offering a limited number of free swim lessons to children four and up whose families might otherwise not be able to provide them this year. Free swim lessons are available to those who qualify in Northeast Florida. Call the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center at 310-3358. Children who complete their swim lessons with a participating swim instructor will receive a Safer 3 certificate for a free ice cream cone from McDonald’s. To find a participating swim school, visit wolfsonchildrens. org/ watersafety. Visit or safekids for information.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. Addition-ally, a one-mile Y outh Fun Run will be held immediately after the 5K is finished, so pint-size junior family members can join in the fun. This year’s race will be chip timed. The courses will begin and end at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park parking lot, next to the V erandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast Highway. Check-in and day-of-registration is from 6:45-7:45 a.m. The races begin at 8 a.m. Y outh Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. Awards 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; in person (forms are available at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Health & Fitness Center and the McArthur Family YMCA); or register directly online at Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child (12 and under). 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.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 or 261-1080, ext 109. JUNIOR CAMPSS S o o c c c c e e r r M M a a d d e e i i n n A A m m e e r r i i c c a aAmelia Island Soccer Club is partnering with the Chicago Blast Soccer Club to host a summer camp with Soccer Made in America June 23-27 from 9 a.m. to noon and instructed by coaches Aleks Mihailovic and Steve Lennon. 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 Tshirt. 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 A venue Recreation Center through June 21. For information, visit G G y y m m n n a a s s t t i i c c s sFantastic Gymnastic summer camps are June 23-26 and July 21-24 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages four and up. Discount offered if attending both camps. Cost is $85 for registered gymnasts and $95 for non-registered. Visit, email or call 225-0022. The gym is located at 96070 Chester Road in Yulee. B B o o y y s s & & G G i i r r l l s s C C l l u u b b s sBoys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County is offering a summer camp for ages 6-18. Arts, sports, technology lab, field trips and special projects will be capped by the annual summer carnival. This camp is offered at the Nassauville location and in Fernandina Beach on Lime Street. V isit either club or call 2611075 or 491-9102.G G o o l l f f a a t t O O m m n n i iOmni Amelia Island Plantation will hold a Junior Golf Academy summer series with six weekly sessions available for children ages 8-17, who will have the opportunity to work with professional coaches to improve their golf skills. Sessions are June 1720, July 1-4, July 29-Aug. 1, Aug. 12-15 and Aug. 26-29. Cost is $200 per week, $75 per individual day. Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers will work on full swing and short game with on-course playing and video analysis. Snacks will be provided. Miniature putt championship challenge on the final day. Hat and shirts are provided for campers. Students may bring their own clubs but clubs will be provided. Students walk the course; a lightweight carry bag is required. Students must bring their own golf balls for the course; range balls will be provided for practice. Call the pro shop at 2775907, email or visit OakMarsh D o o n n o o v v i i n n D D a a r r i i u u s s f f o o o o t t b b a a l l l lA two-day football camp, directed by former all pro NFL player Donovin Darius will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 14-15 for ages 5-14 at the Yulee Sports Complex. Register online at or call (904) 2903320 for information.L L a a d d y y P P i i r r a a t t e e s s o o f f t t b b a a l l l lThe Lady Pirate Softball Camp will be held at Fernandina Beach High School from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 2325 for ages 6-15. Register at first day of camp. Campers should bring a hat or visor, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, bat and glove. Cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt. For information, contact coach Luke Powell at (904) 545-7450 or coach Cris Holland at 753-3123.Y Y u u l l e e e e c c h h e e e e r r c c a a m m p pThe Yulee Cheer Camp for beginners and experienced cheerleaders ages 5-15 will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 1415 at the Yulee Sports Complex. For details, visit or call Kelly Dikun at (904) 477-6692 or Tammy Peacock at (404) 402-9173. HOMELESS HOMELESS ANIMAL ANIMAL S S...THEYREDYINGFORA 2NDCHANCE.A dopt A Companion Today.A PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCEMENTBYTHENEWS-LEADER




CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY J UNE 13 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B THE FOREIGNER Amelia Community Theatre presents The Foreigner, a comedy set at a fishing lodge in Georgia. The foreigner referenced in the title is Charlie, a sh y and de pressed Englishman who pretends he cannot understand English to avoid c onversations with the other guests. Charlie overhears secre ts and plots that are gathering momentum and realizes it will be up to him to s a ve the day, without revealing his own secret. Performances are at 8 p.m. tonight and June 14, 19-21 and 26-28 and 2 p.m. June 22. Adult tickets are $20, student tick ets through college are $10, at www.ameliac ommunitytheatre.or g or 26 1-67 49. PARTY IN PARK NACDAC will host a Party in Central Park on June 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to thank its c ommunity p artners for their hard work in supporting NA CDACs mission. Enjoy a relaxing lunch meeting and awards presentation. RSVP to K errie Albert at (904) 994-2502 or fin sf an99@be t NACDACseeks to eliminate drug, tobacco and alcohol use among youth/young adults while at the same time reducing criminal behavior associat ed with sub stance abuse. FLORIDA CATTLE RANCHING The Amelia Island Museum of History with suppor t from the Florida Humanities Council in vit e s y ou to its 3rd on 3rd Street presentation June 20 at 6 p.m., when Bob Stone will talk about Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of T r adition. Cattle were introduced into the present-day United States when Juan P once de Len brought Spanish cattle to Florida in 1521. Stones multimedia presentation explores and celebrates the nations oldest cattle r anchin g s tate from the colonial period to the 21st century. T his pr og ram is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or O FF & O N T HE I SLAND H OLY T RINITY COMESTOTHE RESCUEOFA MOTHERDUCK PAGE 3B Singer/songwriters are fugitive poets MARK KAUFMAN For the News-Leader T T he name that Tom Kimmel, K ate Campbell and Pierce Pettis chose for their band The New Agrarians is only fitting, once you understand the reference. In the early 20th century, the Southern way of life was roundly criticized by H.L. Mencken, celebrated essayist for the Baltimore Sun. A r esponse emerged from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where a collection of literary figures including the likes of Robert Penn Warren and John Crowe Ransom bemoaned what they viewed as a threat of modernism to Southern culture. Originally known as the Fugitive Poets, the group later became known a s The Southern Agrarians, producing a collection of essays in 1930 titled Ill Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition. Though some interpreted their work as defending slavery and religiosity, the core message of the Southern A grarians confronted the widespread and rapidly increasing effects of modern ity, urbanism and industrialism on Southern culture and tradition. A key quote from their book refers to an agrarian society and agriculture as a form of labor that is pursued with intelligence and leisure. Considering the songwriting success and performance schedules of Kimmel, Campbell and Pettis, leisure is hardly SONG Continued on 5B Tom Kimmel, Kate Campbell and Pierce Pettis are The New A grarians, will perform on Saturday at 7 :30 p.m. in Burns Hall at St. Peters E piscopal Parish, 801 Atlantic Ave. A $20 donation, 100 percent of which goes to the artists, is a ppreciated. Make reservations by e mail to Eveningof StoryandSong@ g or call 415-1388 for more information. PHOTO BY RODNEYBURSIEL.COM SECOND SATURDAY ARTWALK 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 Monochromatic. The reception is June1 4 from 5-7 p.m., when winn ers will receive their awards. M ichael V a n Hor n, 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 261-7020 or visitw O n June 21 the IAA will h ost Childr e ns Art for ages 69 from 10-11 a.m. and 11:1512:15 p.m., taught by Diane Hambur g. Middle School Ar t for ages 10-13 will take place fr om 1-2:15 p.m. To register, call the galler y at 261-7020. A A r r t t i i s s t t o o f f t t h h e e m m o o n n t t h h Barb Wylie is the artist for the month of June at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St. The theme of her show is a point in time. Wylie works in both two and A time to remember Gallery C will host a reception as part of the Second Saturday Artwalk, June 14 from 5-9 p.m. Paintings by artist Carol W inner will be on view, as w ell as jewelry, mixed m edia, handbags and other one-of-a-kind handmade items. Gallery C is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, closed Wednesday, at 218-B Ash St. Call 583-4676 and visit car olwinnerar SUBMITTED PHOTOS ART Continued on 5B J ACKSONVILLE The C ummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents A Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement: Photography from the High Museum of Art. This exhibition, on view t hrough Nov. 2, contains 22 b lack and white photographs s elected from the High Museum of Art, Atlantas collection of Civil Rights photographs and documents. Their collection contains works by an array of photographers, jour nalists, ar tists a nd activists, who documente d the societal struggles that s wept the nation during the 1950s and s. The exhibition at The Cummer 829 Riverside A v e., Jacksonville, includes photographs by Bob Adelman, Mor ton Br of fman, Bill E ppridge, Leonar d Fr eed, J ames Karales, Builder Levy, D anny Lyon, Charles Moore, Steve Schapiro, and Ernest W i thers. The individuals captur ed in these photographs embody perseverance, courage and deter mination. T hey ar e individuals who w er e not willing to accept the s tatus quo, and changed the dir e ction of the country thr o ugh the str ength of their convictions and a philosophy of nonviolence. The activists who had the courage to stand up for what they believed in are not the o nly ones being celebrated in this exhibition. None of t hese images would be available if not for the committed ar tists, activists and jour nalists, who risked injur y, arrest and even death to make sure this moment in American histor y was documented. The individuals on both sides of the camera, with their dedication and passion, continue to inspir e people a halfcentur y later. The Cummer is thrilled to pr esent this impr essive photographic collection fr o m the High Museum, says Holly Keris, chief curator at The Cummer. The courage and deter mination captured in these historic images continues to be inspirational today as our Cummer commemorates Civil Rights movement CIVIL Continued on 5B The works of contemporar y landscape artist Sharon H af fey will be on display as the featured exhibit at the B lue Door during the Artrageous Artwalk June 14 from 5 -8 p.m. The theme of Sharons s newest collection is W aterside, a series of whimsical acr ylic and oil paintings inspired by the view from the coastline, on Amelia Island and from more distant locations. Haffeys work is best known for its color and energy intentionally created to be playful. With so much darkness in the world, we need all the brightness and uplifting experiences possi ble. Her studio in the Blue Door is located at 205-1/2 Centr e St. in downtown Fernandina Beach. Unknown photographer, Rosa Parks being finger-printed, Montgomer y Alabama, Febr u ar y 22, 1956, Gelatin silver print. Pur chased with funds fr om Sandra Anderson Baccus in loving memor y of Lloyd Tevis Baccus, M.D., 2007.113. S teve Schapir o Andr ew Young, Martin Luther King Jr., and John Lewis, Selma, Alabama, 1965, gelatin silver print, left. Purchased with funds fr om the H.B. and Doris M assey Charitable T r ust, 2 007.219. (c S chapir o


2B F RIDAY J UNE 13, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS The Nassau County Library System announces an E-Book Big Read. T hrough June 18, Nassau County library cardholdersc an download the e-book, A Pedigree to Die For by L aurien Berenson with no limit to simultaneous checkouts. So, cardholders throughout the county can read the same book at the same time. Visit the librarys e-book page at nassaureads.lib.overd and join in the fun. Library cards are free to resid ents. For details visit or call or visit your local library: Fernandina, 277-7365; Yulee, 548-4467; Bryceville, 266-9813; Callahan, 879-3434; Hilliard, 8 45-2495. R endezvous Festival, formerly Amelia Island Film Festival, is accepting film submissions for its debut International Film and Music Festival to be held June 5-13, 2015 on Amelia I sland and American Beach. Submissions will be accepted in the following categ ories: U.S Shorts, U.S Features, U.S Documentari es, International Shorts, I nternational Features, A nimation Shorts and New Category Music Videos. For rules, regulations, sub mission dates and fees visit Baptist Medical Center N assau Auxiliary invites the c ommunity to the popular $ 5 Jewelry Sale in the b oardroom at the hospital from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. today. The Auxiliary will offer new items from a new vendor This is the perfect shopping opportunity for upcoming birthday gifts for children anda dults, graduations, wedd ings, in fact, any occasion. A ll 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. The Mens Auxiliary of t he VFW Post 4351 will host a Steak Night June 14 at 5:30 p.m. for a $12 donation. Dinner includes steak, baked potato, corn and salad. Karaoke to follow at 7 p.m. For information call 432-8791. T he American Legion A uxiliary Unit 54 will serve a pork loin dinner with two sides, roll and dessert on June 14 from 5-7 p.m. for an $8 donation. Dinners will be served in the Meeting Hall at 626 S. Third St. and to-go boxes will be available. The Auxiliary is also holding a July 4th raffle, which includes a grill and two bas kets filled with goodies. Tickets are $1 donation each o r six for a $5 donation. All proceeds go into programs sponsored by the Auxiliary. The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. June 17 at t he Community Room of the Fernandina Beach P olice Department, 1525 Lime St. Guest speaker Kay Gilmour will present Using Social Media in Genealogy Tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Google P lus can aid in researching, saving and sharing geneal ogical data. Dont be intimidated! These sites and others will be covered, and a handout will be available with many other Internet sites of interest to help forge ahead with family history. Public welc ome. O n June 19, and every Third Thursday during the summer, Books Plus, 1743AS. Eighth St., will host Authors in The Round with up to 20 authors of all genres, and a free wine tasting from 5-6:30 p.m. Alist of authors is available upon request at Books Plus and at Nassau Health Foods w ill offer a free lecture on Beautiful Skin from the I nside Out on June 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. Certified nutritionist Julia McRae has been in the nutrition consulting business for over 20 years. She will discuss: What your skin may be telling y ou; premature aging; acne; p soriasis and eczema; nour ishing foods for your skin; nourishing supplements and more. The Friends of the Peck Community Center Libraryw ill sponsor a flapjack b reakfast at Applebee s on S adler Road, Fernandina Beach, on June 21 from 810 a.m. Tickets are $10. Contact Mrs. Albert at 2614113 or the library at 3103355, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Funds raised willg o to support the library. O n June 21 at 7 p.m. join Nassau Boomers for an Amelia River Cruises A dult Twilight Cruise. Enjoy your favorite beverage and listen to local entertainers onboard. The BaldE agle catamaran has open d ecks and excellent views. D epart at 7 p.m. sharp for a t wo-hour cruise. T ickets are $28 plus sales tax. Bring snacks and your favorite beverages to share. Purchase tickets online at www., at the ticket kiosk at 1 N. Front St., o r call 261-9972 for informat ion. Email Nassau B to RSVP. Interested boomers may h ave dinner afterwards. The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library and the Amelia Island Museum of History present An Evening with Larry B aker, nationally known writer of notable Floridan ovels, on June 24 at 6 p.m. at the museum, 233 S. Third St. Admission is free. Following the talk, autographed books will be available for purchase. Baker is the critically a cclaimed author of several notable Florida novels, includ-i ng T he Flamingo Rising, which Hallmark 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 J une 1, and the Florida library tours will mark the beginningo f his national tour. For information on membership or events, email FernandinaLibFriends@gmail. com or visit and click on Friends of the Library. The Hemmings Motor N ews Great Race presented by Hagerty will make an overnight stop in Jacksonville on June 28. W elcome the racers as they s top at The Landing starting at 5:25 p.m. for about two hours. The event is in conjunction with the Historic SpringfieldM ain Street Cruise, a classic car cruise in that d raws hundreds of cars downtown every fourth Saturday of t he month. The Great Race spans more than 2,000 miles each year. See the pre-1972 cars and trucks, which are battlingf or $150,000 in prize money. More than 100 vehicles are c ompeting in this years race, w ith the oldest being a 1915 H udson. T he event is free to the public. Visit New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will read and sign the s econd book in her L owcountry Summer T rilogy a t T he Book Loft on Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, on July 1 at 4 p.m. The Summer W ind follows the first installment of the series, The Summer Girls. The second novel continues t he complex relationships of t hree estranged sisters who c ome together at their grand mothers request to her summer home on Sullivan s Island, S.C. as they struggle to find direction and rediscov er their connections to one another. T hrough her development o f parallel plots and emotions w ith animal and human characters, Monroe draws attention to the troubling circum stances surrounding Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. Approximately 50 percent are ill (in part from the morbil l ivirus), and Monroes sensit ive presentation of Delphine c reates a sincere empathy in t he reader for these brilliant creatures. Join Nassau Health Foods on July 7 from 4-6 p.m. for an interactive, demonstration cooking classes at The Mustard Seed Caf, located inside the store, that will make stu dents 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 W atercress Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette, 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 Tickets are on sale for the Alton Brown Live Edible Inevitable T our, set for Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Florida Theatre, 128 East Forsyth St., Suite 300, Jacksonville. Famed Chef Brown brings his brand of quirky humor and culinary-science antics to the stage. The twohour show is a unique blend of live on-stage cooking, stand up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture and for the first time, live music. Tickets are $39/$49/$69/$125. Call the ticket of fice at (904 AR TS. The ogre you love to love is in Jacksonville as the Alhambra Theatre & Dining stages the T ony Award-winning Shrek the Musical as its 2014 summer family show. Shrek the Musical runs through 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 1212 or visit Amelia Musical Playhouse, Fernandina s newest theater, will hold auditions for The Laramie Project today at 7 p.m. and June 14 at 11 a.m. at 1955 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach. Jeff Goldberg will direct, with performances in September. The play is based on the real-life murder of Mathew Shepard in 1998, the victim of this hate crime because he was gay. The script is based upon interviews with members of the community who knew Mathew when he attended college in the town. It contains adult themes and language. There are 67 speaking parts, most of which are monologues, for men 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 if you need to set up an alternate audition time. AProm Night Mystery Dinner Theatre at Southern Junction will raise funds for the St. Marys Children s Theatre on June 21 at 7 p.m. Enjoy fun, great food and an evening filled with surprises. The public is invited to wear their favorite prom attire from yesterday or today and enjoy dinner catered by The Green Room. T ickets are $45 per person that includes the prom and the dinner Get tickets at Friese Studio of Music or call (912 576-6801. Callahan Area Show Theatre will perform Murder In the Air A Murder Mystery Dinner Show, on June 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and June 28 at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Callahan. Tickets are $15 and include dinner and the show Contact 879-4713 or Tickets must be purchased in advance due to limited seating. 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 Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the skillful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday like clockwork and lasts approximately one hour Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu for more information. M M u u s s i i c c i i n n p p a a r r k k The St. Marys Convention & Visitors B ureau will host the next Starry Nights, Music in the Park series on June 21 from 6-8 p .m. at the St. Marys Waterfront Park amphitheater, featuring The Just Jazz Quartet, a Jacksonville group that combines years of experience to create a sophisticated nostalgic performance. Y oull hear classics like Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Bring a blanket or lawn c hair and settle in for a relaxing evening. For information call the St. Marys Welcome C enter at (912 J J a a z z z z u u n n d d e e r r s s t t a a r r s s American Legion Post 174 will host Jazz under the Stars on June 27 at the Post 174 lot on the corner of 12th and Beech streets. The community is invited to come and share in a night of jazz, food and fun starting at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be for sale. 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 b ack-up singer, Sheryl Crow has reached the pinnacle of professional solo success. The artist will play The Florida Theatre in Jacksonville on Sept. 14. Her debut album, the 7-time platinum Tuesday Night Music Club, hit No. 3 and earned three Grammys for the classic All I Wanna Do. The album also featured Strong Enough, Cant Cry Anymore, and Leaving Las Vegas. Visit 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 Jacksonvilles Times-Union Centers Moran Theater on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale June 16 at 10 a.m. through the FSCJ A rtist Series, the official presenter of the Jacksonville s how. Call 1-888-860-BWAYor visit 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 T he Yulee Dulcimers meet the 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 welcome. Form ore information call 849-1616. 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 join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle Schoolb and room, 85439 Miner Road. Email i, call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s Amelia River CruisesAdult BYOB Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday.T ickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front S t., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at www 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 The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpuban deats for information on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s 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 7:3010:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by l ocal musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at (904 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., prese nts Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end t urntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 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. Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead o n Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes a t 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s P ablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina B each, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing 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., prese nts live music. Call 491-8999 or email kell Join them on Facebook or visit S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday. Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s S andy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 A tlantic A ve., the Macy s from 6-9 p.m. live inside W e dnesdays; and line dancing class es with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. V isit 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 Sheffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 491-8999 or email Join them onF acebook or visit 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; The Macys in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7p .m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the B reakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. V isit 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 W ednesdays 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 Join them on Facebook or visit www.thesurf Submit items and updates for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Per r y at sper r y@fbnewsleader .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 11 Solution O UTAND A BOUT


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY J U NE 13, 2014/News-Leader Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8:00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6pm Tues H oly Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt Rev.Jose Kallukalam Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHI nnovative Style, Contemporary Music, C asual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am S unday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6thStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor D r.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &Atlantic 8:30 am Holy Eucharist 9:15 am Breakfast 10:amHoly Eucharist 2nd Sunday of the month 6:00pmBeach Holy Eucharist atMain Beach 4th Sunday of the month 6:00pm Celtic Service904-261-4293www.stpeterparish.ort BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John KasperPASTORSunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Nursery Provided www First Baptist ChurchFernandina BeachSUNDAY WORSHIP9:00 Life Groups 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM904-261-3617 Traditional Family Worship . . . .8 am & 11 am (weekly communion at 8 am Contemporary Worship. .9:30 am in Maxwell Hall Sunday School for alll Ages. . .9:30 am & 11 am Wednesday Dinner (Aug-Maypm Discoverthe Difference atAmelia Baptist ChurchPastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-8527 WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL ENew Vision Congregational Church,U U C C C CWorship Sundays at 10:00 am96074 Chester Road in YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. 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Right now, they also need insect repellant for the homeless population as well as all types of non-perishable food to restock the E mergency Food Pantry. So this week, they ask for these three items, along with any other nonperishable foods you find on sale or in the two for one bin. Bring your donations to 410 S. Ninth St. B B i i b b l l e e s s t t u u d d y y Y ulee United Methodist Church announces a new summer adult Bible study class on the Book of Romans at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, taught by Linda Jones. Phone 225-0231 for details. P P a a r r k k i i n n g g L L o o t t S S a a l l e e T o celebrate the annual feast for which the parish is named, Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Amelia Park in Fernandina Beach has p lanned a weekend of celebrat ion and service. On June 14 f rom 8 a.m.-1 p.m., the parish will host a Parking Lot Sale of i tems donated by parishioners to raise money in support of ministries to Cap Hatien, Haiti. All items not sold will be donated to Purple Dove tob enefit of Micahs Place. On Trinity Sunday, June 1 5, services are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with a parish cookout following the 10:30 a.m. ser vice. The community is invited. For information call 491-6082 or visit F F a a t t h h e e r r s s D D a a y y b b r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t Prince Chapel A.M.E. Chur ch will host a pr e Fathers Day breakfast at the MLK Center beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 14.C ome and discuss fatherhood a nd enjoy br eakfast. Come o ne, come all. The Rev. Godfrey Taylor is pastor of Prince Chapel A.M.E. 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 Join the Salvation Army Hope House on Tuesday, June1 7 at noon for the weekly wors hip service as they begin t heir journey through the G ospel of John. For mor e infor m ation, call 321-0435 or stop by 410 S. Ninth St. W W i i n n e e & & d d e e s s i i g g n n If you think a nice glass of wine would enhance your abil ity to paint a picture, or if you a lways wanted to try painting, b ut wer e afraid to tr y; the next Wine & Design class at Burns Hall of St. Peters Episcopal Church on June 20 is your opportunity to give it a go. This class is a step above paint by numbers in that there are no numbers; howeve r the resident artist provides a rough sketch of the scene to b e completed and directs you through the process. Bring your favorite wine, a creative attitude, the fee of $35 and enjoy an evening of fun. E asels, paint, brushes and canvases provided. The numb er of easels is limited; to reserve an easel contact Rich a t 261-4293 or rsmith@stpeter H H o o m m e e c c o o m m i i n n g g Solid Rock Church of God b y Faith, 86138 Palm Tree Drive, Yulee, invites everyone t o attend a Homecoming Celebration on June 22 duri ng morning worship at 11:30 a.m. The them is Honoring the Past: Celebrating the Present, Looking forward to the Future. 59 Years. A draft l etter is available to invite former members for this special c elebration. To purchase an ad in the souvenir program booklet contact Minister Mary Calhoun at 225-5456. W W o o m m e e n n s s D D a a y y M t. Olive Baptist Church of Kings Ferry will hold their Annual Womens Day Program on June 22 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Minister Betty W illiams of St. Paul Baptist Church, Baldwin. Alla re welcome to attend. S S u u m m m m e e r r h h o o u u r r s s St. Peters Episcopal Churchs summertime schedule is Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 9:15 a.m. br eakfast; and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. The second Sunday of each month at 6 p.m., HolyE ucharist is held at Main B each. The fourth Sunday of t he month features a Celtic service at 6 p.m. at the chur ch, 801 Atlantic A v e. G G r r u u b b a a n n d d G G o o s s p p e e l l A Bible-based prayer ser v ice with free breakfast offers f ood for the body and the soul a t 8:30 a.m. ever y Sunday at T he Barn in Yulee, 850918 US 17, one block north of A1A at the cor ner of Pages Dair y Road. Call 477-7268. V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Dr op in Center is look i ng for volunteers for T uesdays and Wednesdays (9 a .m.-1 p.m.). The center serves people experiencing homelessness and those at high risk for homelessness. Services include showers and laundr y facilities, a mailing address, phone and computer u se, and assistance in acquiri ng needed documents and r e ferrals to local providers. The center is located at the corner of 14th and Jasmine str e ets. To volunteer contact Ellen Miller at 556-2810. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS & MORE F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t All children ages three y ears through grade four are invited to join First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach as they become Agency D3 special agents: Discover! Decide! Defend! Kids will be challenged to c ollect and log evidence about Jesus. D3 is an invest igative agency organized 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 in your hearts. A lways be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks y ou for a reason 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, w ear camo shorts, bring a fake beard and come ready t o party! Agency D3 VBS and VBX 4x4 is June 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon. The VBS/VBX Kickoff is J une 14 from 10-11:30 a.m. at F irst Baptist Church, 1600 S. E ighth St. Enjoy fun for the whole family. Register online a t Click Agency D3 for kids 3-fourth 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 C hurch, 736 Bonnieview Road, Fernandina Beach, will h ost a Vacation Bible School June 16-20 fr om 6-9 p.m. nightly for grades K-6th grade. The theme is 3-D Agency, Discover-Decide-D efend. Call the church o f fice at 261-4615. A A m m e e l l i i a a B B a a p p t t i i s s t t Childr e n ages thr e e thr ough fifth grade, enjoy a fun-filled week at Amelia Baptist Vacation Bible School June 23-28 from 9 a.m. ton oon. As special agents for A gency D3, children will discover if Jesus is really who He claims to be and if the whole Bible is true. A bicycle rodeo will be held on S aturday after the VBS closing program. Register atA melia Baptist Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail a cross from Harris Teeter. Call 261-9527 for information. Y Y u u l l e e e e U U n n i i t t e e d d Y ulee United Methodist Church announces its Vaca-t ion Bible School Faith Under Construction will t ake place from 6-8 p.m. July 7-11 for students in pre Ksixth grade. Call to register with your childs name, age and phone 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 G rab a hammer, find a paintbrush and put your t hinking cap on! Its time for VBS at Memorial United Methodist Church, 601 Centre St., downtown Fernandina, July 14-18 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. All rising kindergarteners through rising sixth graders are welcome to attend and discover the Workshop of Wonders w here the ordinary becomes t he extraordinary with God. S ign up at cokesburyvbs. com/MemorialUMC or call 261-5769 with questions. 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 infants-preschool-e rs meets every Thursday m orning in Noahs Place at F irst Presbyterian Church, 9 N Sixth St. in downtown Fernandina Beach. Noahs Place is open from 9 a.m.-noon for moms to gather socialize and network while children grow and learn through play and inter-a ction. A ll are welcome. If you h ave questions, call the church office at 261-3837 or visit www.first-presbyterianchur ch-32034.or g F or the N e w s-Leader How does faith take shape in a person or a community? How do we come to be the people of faith that we are? What is the role ofo ur culture, language and c ustoms in the development of our r e ligious conscious ness? When the Dalai Lama was asked why the world has so many different religions, he answered, there ar e many illnesses, ther efor e there are many medicines. These words point to the meaning that can be found in the dif fer e nt shapes and expr essions of faith among the worlds r eligions. And, the Dalai Lamas w ords can open our minds t o mor e questions. When a sking how faith develops, or takes shape, there are some natural questions that come up for almost anyone who begins a quest for faith. These questions and more will be explored in a s ix-week summer series at N ew Vision Congregational Chur ch, UCC on Sundays at 10 a.m. The first three sessions will be held July 15-July 29 and include the topics Between God and Humankind, Cr eation Accounts and Sin and R econciliation. The s econd thr ee sessions w ill be held July 27-Aug. 10 and explore the topics of Mystics and Spirits, Peace and Justice and Birth, Death and Re-bir th. All ar e invited to join New V ision for creative and engaging discussions that m ake it clear that questions a re a vital part of faith. Billy Thomas, Jr is the guide for this summer series. Thomas teaches W orld Religions at Florida State College at Jacksonville and openly engages his students about the questions and wis-d om of the worlds faith e xpr essions. N ew Vision is a new church start of the United Chur ch of Christ and wor ships each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96072 Chester Road. T o lear n more about New V ision, find them on Facebook, visit w ww.NewVisionCongregatio n, or contact The Rev Mar y Kendrick Moore at (904 aith S hape s serie s at Ne w V ision RESCUE MISSION SUBMITTED On a cleanup day June 5, a mother duck was found n esting on top of eight eggs at the foot of the cross in t he circle at the main entrance to Holy Trinity Anglican C hurch. Obviously suffering from the heat and direct sunlight, parishioners placed potted plants around the nest for cover and comfort, providing a large bowl of cold water and also erecting an umbrella for shade. Another parishioner rigged a hose to provide a fine spray of fresh water from which the mother duck eagerly drank as the water dripped fr om a potted fer n now extending over its head. P arishioners continue to eagerly provide for the m other ducks welfare, rigging a more permanent u mbrella to provide shade during this weeks heat wave. The public is invited to visit, but asked to please keep a r e asonable distance in or d er to not disturb the mother duck. Holy Trinity Anglican Church is located at 1830 Lake Park Drive, acr oss fr om the YMCA. For infor m a tion call 491-6082 or visit http://holytrinityanglican. o rg.


A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY J U NE 13, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Take Stock grads earn special recognition Take Stock in Children Nassau is proud to graduate bright and successful students from its scholarship and mentoring program. Through their academic achievements and i nvolvement in the local community, 21 of the 42 high school graduates have b een given special awards and recognitions in addition to their four-year prepaid college scholarship from Take Stock in Children. Fernandina Beach High School Nick Volpitta Class of 1952 Scholarship of $1,000 Y ulee High School Brycen Gagnon $9,000 academic scholarship and $6,345 football scholarship from SW Baptist University in Missouri Jessimine Gonzalez $1,000 DAR Scholarship, $2,000 plus a laptop from A melia Island Association of Realtors, $3,000 from Rotary Club of Fernandina B each, $2,000 from Nassau Sports Fisherman, $500 Music Award, Southern Scholarship UFL (worth over $8,000/year for food/housing for four years), full 2-year dorm scholarship from TSIC/Florida Prepaid/Florida Lotto. K aitlyn Pietrusiak Full ride to USF. Full 2-year dorm scholarship from TSIC/Florida Prepaid/Florida Lotto. Jennifer Portillo $2,500 Rotary Club, full 2-year dorm scholarship from TSIC/Florida Prepaid/Florida L otto. Joseph Turner FSCJ $250 DAR C itizenship Award Hilliard Middle Senior High School Anthony Baisden Senior Class Officer-Treasurer Crieo Colson U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, Honors g raduate Miriah Durrance U.S Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award Kalyn Frazier Senior Class Officer-Historian Morgan Harris Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence A shley Latham Honors graduate Nora Prestigiacomo Honors g raduate West Nassau High School Haleigh Bradberry French Honor Society Award Lindsey Coppola DAR American Revolution Scholarship, A/B Honor Roll, WNHS Band Award B randi Cunliffe Spanish Honor Society Award, AVID program completion Heidi Hetzel Amelia Island DAR Good Citizen Award, A/B Honor Roll, Bright Futures. Blake Merritt French Honor S ociety Award, A/B Honor Roll Ashley Ponce Bright Futures, A B Honor Roll Marlana Quesada French Honor Society Award Caleb Wood AA from FSCJ To learn more about the Take Stock in Children Nassau program, visit or call S haron Collins, executive director, at 548-4464. Step By Step Lear ning Centers I and II held their annual VPK graduation ceremonies on May 16 at The Journey Church with 110 graduates participating. VPK A from Center I included, front row from left, Joshua Arnold, Jada Davis, D.J. Gr os-V entr e, Summer Akerley Jude Kennedy and Mariah Franklin. Back r o w, Mya K napp, Grif fin Paetsch, Rob Clemons, Jean Mar co Madrigal, Braxton Pachmayr, J ustice Turner and Jasmine Keller. Teachers are Ms. Tania and Mrs. Josefa. VPK B fr o m Center I included, front row from left, Joshua Winters, Makayla Williams, Alikah Mitchell, Devon Nowak, Makayla Carnley and Racer Kramer. Back row, Rayna Autry, Sean Whitfield, Charley Richards, Keith Whigham, RayvoN Blair, Makiyah Strange, Ivan Rodriguez and Car ter Clemons. T eachers ar e Ms. Laurie and Mrs. Josefa. Step by Step Lear ning Center II VPK graduates include Classes A and B, front row fr om left, Nataleigh Griffith, Hope Jones, Asher LaChapelle, Paisley Broussard, Alyson T ucei, Allen Mosley, Aislinn Sewell, Gabriel Hawk, Ethan Johnson, Ashton Koenig and A va Har ding. Back row, Tiffany Graves, assistant teacher, William Reschke, Sierra M cCoy, Destiny Royal, Ethan Ray, Evie Wissinger, Kyree Wilson, Jaiden Pollard, J ennings Mullis, Chandler Clemons and Samantha Hart, lead teacher. Not pictured is M adeline Henr y Class C, fr ont row from left, includes Grace Thompson, Maeleigh Roth, Addison R yals, Lila Zaccaro, Addyson Palecek, Rylee Swartz, Jett Sresovich, Landon Zoss, C olby Olive and Gavin W right. Back row, Heather Paulk, assistant teacher, Alexa E nglish, Nicholas Fallon, Kayden McFall, Br ooklyn Russo, Nicco Corsi, R yleigh A lbritton, Isabella Corsi, Lillian Audette, T anner Fer guson, Brandon Sapp and Joan Sullenger, lead teacher. Class D, front row from left, includes Aric Dauble, Aaden Hunt, Morgan Pafford, Chloe Car r ero, Kilee Davis, Daya Hempstead, Jacey Graybill, Owen Zacot and Augustina Monaco. Back row are Ethan Williams, Lexi Pettit, Timir Stroman, Evan Larson, Evie Larson, Gunnar Herbert, Jacob Hutcherson, Dylan Gregg, Karleigh Talley and Inez Pinkney, lead teacher. Not pictured are Trinity Cartrette, DJ Dawson and Justine Christopher, assistant teacher. SUBMITTED PHOTOS Class E, front row from left, includes Abby Lowe, Ayden Dopson, Benjamin Bozin, Selena Hatton, Gavin Stotts, Kayla Davis, Leah V illacr es, Kayne Loehmer, and Br yce Adams. Back row are Heather Shaw, assistant teacher, Ryan Bachmann, Owen Yakunovich, Chayce Drury, Kaylin Zimmer, Jackson Raby, Lincoln Pertkiewicz, Aubr ee Johnson, Mia Good, Alisa Linville, Mason Randall and Diana Senter, lead teacher. CLASS NOTES F F i i z z z z , B B o o o o m m , R R e e a a d d ! Join the Nassau County Library System in celebrating reading and science by participating in the annual summer pr ogram, Fizz, Boom, Read! Programs are planned for children Pre-K through sixth grade as well as other events for the entir e family This sum mers 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 appr opriateness and r un for seven weeks, ending July 17. The grand finale will be family programs featuring Mrs. Bubbles so dr ess for water games. Mrs. Bubbles will be at Ewing Park, in Callahan on July 15 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at Central Park on Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach on July 17 at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. All summer programs are sponsor ed by the Friends of the Librar y V isit www .nassaur for details. 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 Summer programs are held every second and fourth Tuesday at Books Plus, 1743-A S. Eighth St. Books Plus will have story hourr eading by Ms. Marsha for childr en under 6 years old and every second and fourth Friday childr en over six will complete science and ar ts pr ojects. Both pr ograms begin at 11 a.m. for one hour and are free. Contact Books Plus for information at 261-0303. D D a a r r e e t t o o D D r r e e a a m m Renowned illustrator Mark Wayne Adams will pr esent the first in an exciting line-up of programs offered by The Book Lofts Dare to Dr eam... pr ogram on June 16. Adams, whose passions include creating books, inspiring others, and pr omoting r eading and writing, has won multiple awar ds for his books. Contributing the artwork for popular books such as Polly and Her Pigtails, The Sock Fairy, The Knot Fairy, and Jilli, Thats Silly, Adams is the President Elect for FAPA (Florida Authors & Publishers Association). At 4 p.m. on June 16, Adams will give youngsters tips on writing and illustrating. All childr en ages 6-11 and their par ents ar e invited to attend. A $2 donation is suggested, but not required. Contact The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., at 261-8991 for information. 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 enrolling in Fernandina Beach/Y ulee for childr en ages 3-5 years old. For more information contact Brenda Haffner at 491-3631 or 491-3630; *se habla espanol. N N e e w w s s c c h h o o o o l l Registration is ongoing for the new private school, Midtown Primary, located at 463159 SR 200, cor ner of A1A and US 17 in Y ulee, for kindergarten through third grade. School opens Aug. 6 with small classes and certified teachers. T o lear n mor e call 206-4170 or visit 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 Tree House Academy, 2120 Will Hardee Road, is offering a summer enrichment program for students in kinder gar ten, first and second grades. Hours are 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tuition is $130/week plus registration and includes br eakfast, lunch, snack and field trips. The academy is also accepting VPK enrollment for the next year. Call 432-7078 or contact


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS B B i i r r t t h h d d a a y y E E x x p p r r e e s s s s R ide the Americas Birthday Express train in St. M arys, Ga., on June 28 and July 4. On both days, the public is invited to help set a Guinness World Record of Most People on a Train in a Sing Along. C elebrate the birth of a nation with historical charact ers and great entertainment as you ride through scenic woodlands and marshlands. Trains 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 J une 28, and noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on July 4 following the 4 th of July Parade. An all-day festival is featured July 4th. Get tickets at or call (912 5235. F F r r e e e e d d o o m m F F e e s s t t T he city of Fernandina Beach Stars & Stripes F reedom 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 s lide, bounce houses, face p ainting, 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 County C ommunity band will perf orm at the Depot on Centre Street at 8 p.m., followed by a July 4th fireworks show at 9 p.m. For information visit R R e e d d , W W h h i i t t e e a a n n d d D D e e e e p p B B l l u u e e C elebrate Independence Day at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island with a barbecue on the Ocean Front Lawn featuring a buffet including, seafood, barbecue favorites, sides and desser ts. P articipate in games and e njoy live music in the e vening, followed by fir e works at nightfall. Tickets are $25 for children and $93 for adults. For details and reservations, call 277-1100 or visit O O m m n n i i P P l l a a n n t t a a t t i i o o n n T he Omni Amelia Island Plantation will host its annual Independence weekend celebration July 4-6 with fun for all. Weekend options include t he Freedom Fest in Canopy Park, with yard games and family activities, as well as the Boardwalk Bash and the Steak Out at the Shops event, both located at the Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation. For information visit www.omniameliaislandp S S u u m m m m e e r r o o f f L L i i g g h h t t s s The city of Jacksonville, in 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 invited to enjoy a fireworks spectacular on July 4 and Aug. 2. Each show will begina round 9:45 p.m. T he fireworks will be l aunched from two barges on the St. Johns River one in f ront of the Jacksonville Landing and the other east of the Main Street Bridge. Spectators can view the shows along the NorthbankR iverwalk and at Friendship Fountain Park on the S outhbank. For information visit and jack 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 will be h eld at Fort Clinch State Park J uly 5-6. See how the soldiers l ived during the Civil War. Activities may include powder ar t iller y demonstrations, medical demonstrations and soldier drills. Additionally, soldiers and civilians offer a glimpse into garrison life byt aking up duty in the laundry, i nfir mary, barracks and k itchen. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur d ay and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday Call 277-7274. 5 B F RIDAY J UNE 13, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader t hree dimensions in watercolor, acrylic, oils, colored pencil, pastels, charcoal a nd graphite on both 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 goals. For information visit or call 261-7020. 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 & G allery, at the Omni Spa & Shops, is f eaturing works by guest member ar tist, A nthony 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 4 32-1750. B B e e a a c c h h e e s s a a r r t t f f e e s s t t The Beaches Art Fest 2014 is a juried event set for Oct. 4, pr e sented by The Beaches Museum & Histor y Park and Driftwood Jacksonville Beach at Pablo Historical Park, 425 Beach Blvd. Prizes will be awarded to top artists.A pply at, arts or pick up a n application at Driftwood, 415 Pablo Ave., Jacksonville Beach. Deadline is June 30. The Beaches Museum & Histor y Park is offering free admission through Labor Day weekend. S S u u m m m m e e r r s s h h o o w w J oin the Georgia Coastal Artists G uild members for a July 4th weekend holiday celebration in the Pier Village, of f ering original ar t in all mediums and a raf fle prize, Calypso, an oil painting by Carly Hardy to support the Safe H arbor Art program at Glynn Art Association. T he event is July 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and July 6 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the lighthouse on St. Simons Island, Ga. Admission is free. Visit H H e e A A R R T T s s h h o o w w Area artists of various mediums are invited to join the Golden Retriever Emergency Assistance Team (G.R.E.A.T.) Rescue of N.E. Florida, I nc., in its annual Show Some HeART e vent, set for July 19 from 6-9 p.m. at T he Shim Sham Room in Jacksonville Beach. Artists are encouraged to contribute dog-themed and dog-inspired art (Golden Retriever-specific art is a plus!) that will be displayed as part of the events silent auction. All proceeds from a rt sales will benefit G.R.E.A.T., an o rganization dedicated to rescuing, r ehabilitating and re-homing Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever-mix dogs. Art applications are available at Submission deadline is July 11. For information, call Janet at 904-529-9951 or email janet@gr 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 Bureau (CVB launched an Amelia Island Photo Contest, inviting visitors and residents to submit original photography depicting what they think best por trays Amelia Island as a legendary island w ith a southern accent. A panel of local c elebrity judges will judge the submis s ions and awar d a variety of prizes to the winners. Submit original photos to There are categories for professionals and amateurs a nd a range of themes, including beach, nature, lifestyle, dining, history/heri tage, cultural, activities and artistic. All entries will be reviewed and judged after the final submission date of July 31. Prizes include cash awards, hotel and bed and breakfast stays on Amelia I sland, a digital camera and a $1,000 gift card. Final winners will be announced in early August and selected winning images will also appear in the fall issue of Atlanta Magazine. V isit www.ameliaislandphoto c, and t he Amelia Island Facebook page for details. N N e e w w s s h h o o w w Southlight Gallery, a volunteer-based artist collaborative at 201 N. Hogan St., Jacksonville, is showcasing plein air and l andscape artists in a show that runs t hrough June 27. The gallery is open T uesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Call ( An open invitational show, Hot Time, Summer in the City, juried by Southlight Gallery members, opens July 2 with a reception from 6-9 p.m., featuring live blues by Linda Gr enville. The s how runs through July 30. A A r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Artist Bill Maurer holds sketch classes every Thursday at 10 a.m. Meet at Amelia Island Coffee Shop, then have fun sketching around town. Fee is $40. Call Bill at 261-8276 for mor e infor ma tion. M aurer holds watercolor classes F ridays fr om 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Peter s E piscopal Chur c h, Room 201. Cost is $210 for six sessions or a $40 dr op-in fee. All levels welcome. Learn to paint in watercolors with Maurer. Call 261-8276. Visit country prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act. T he Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, will present a Commemoration Celebration on Tuesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. I n celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights A ct, The Cummer will host the gospel ensemble, The Sanders Singers featuri ng Mama Blue. Enjoy a special musical performance, including a rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing, as well as inspiring words about the importance of the visual arts d uring this unsettled period in American history. T his performance is in connection with A Commemoration of the Civil R ights Movement: Photography from the High Museum of Art, on view at The Cummer through Nov. 2. The event is free. a word that comes to mind. But their songs capture the heart of Americana tales with country-folk tunes. As described by Pettis, the New Agrarians are very much like a rootsy version of P eter, Paul and Mary Pierce Pettis, a Southern folk poet, is b est known for his Americana vocals and strong roots guitar. Garth Brooks, Joan B aez, David Wilcox, Art Garfunkel, Tom Kimmel, Dar Williams, and Claire Lynch ( among others) have all covered his songs. He has received many honors & awards for his songwriting, including a Country Music award from ASCAP for his song, You Move Me, recorded by G arth Brooks. Kate Campbell is not only one of the p remier country, folk and gospel songwriters, shes an eloquent storyteller. W ith over 11 CDs, shes worked with some of the biggest names in the business. With her compassionate tone and sometimes-quirky approach, shes made a musical niche for herself telling stor ies, exploring the topics of race, religion, history and human relationships. T om Kimmels business card facetiously reads, Overnight Success, but t he truth is far from it. After graduating from college, he worked odd jobs, from a short order cook to a lab technician, b ut soon was on his way to establishing himself as an award winning songwriter ( Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Shawn Colvin, Waylon Jennings, Joe Cocker, R andy Travis and a host of others) and critically acclaimed performing artist (seven albums Though each of the three has extensive experience as a solo artist or memb er of another band (Kimmel also performs with The Waymores and The S herpas), when they come together on stage, youll get a true taste of the cult ural foundations of the South. ART Continued from 1B CIVIL Continued from 1B SONG Continued from 1B


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MLS#62667 $399,900 BUSINESSCARDBILLBOARD G e n t l y u s e d d o n a t i o n s a c c e p t e d b y 8 6 0 5 1 H a m i l t o n S t r e e t & U S 1 7 Y u l e e F L 3 2 0 9 7 D r o p o f f o r c a l l f o r p i c k u p 9 0 4 2 2 5 9 3 5 5 C O P Y O F T H E O F F I C I A L R E G I S T R A T I O N A N D F I N A N C I A L I N F R O M A T I O N M A Y B E C O N T I N U R E D F R O M T H E D I V I D S I O N O F S O N S U M E R S E R V I C E S B Y C A L L I N G T O L L F R E E 1 8 0 0 4 8 0 3 3 2 W I T H I N T H E S T A T E R E G I S T R A T I O N D O E S N O T I M P L Y E N D O R S E M E N T A P P R O V A L O R R E C O M M E N D A T I O N B Y T H E S T A T E F L O R I D A R E G I S A T R A T I O N # C H S O 8 4 5 A R K O F N A S S A U I N C Geocache Bash set for June 21 JACKSONVILLE Bring the family and your handheld GPS-enabled device for a funfilled day of geocaching at P umpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, 13802 Pumpkin H ill Road, on June 21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This is a real-world, outdoors treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Most smart phones are now GPS-enabled devices, making t his game accessible to many. Players navigate to a s pecific set of coordinates to find hidden caches, enjoying the fresh air and the thrill of the hunt. This pristine park offers over 4,000 acres of natural Florida uplands with miles o f hiking, biking and equestrian trails and c anoe/kayak access to the s alt marsh. M eet at the Main P arking lot of Pumpkin H ill Creek Preserve State Park at 9 a.m. for a breakfast and meet and greet. Then, gather at 9:30 a.m. to learn the basics of this activity f rom an expert in Geocaching 101. Afterwards, try your n ew skills out searching for 30 n ew caches along the trails. L earn about the parks plant and animal species as you explore themed caches and collect clues to find the super secret Pumpkin Hill Final cache. Water, snacks, insect repell ant, layered clothing, sturdy s hoes and a camera ar e r ec o mmended. For more information, visit www.floridastateparks.or g or www HYPERTUFA POTS ISLAND MARKETS P astries by Andrea has added several new glutenf ree, dairy-free and organic products to her lineup at the Amelia Farmers Market. Already known for her delicious gluten-free dessert past ries, she has now added a line of savory products sucha s organic, gluten-free croutons, organic, gluten-free c orn muffins and gluten-free herbal focaccia bread. This bread is homemade with Andreas secret recipe, organic olive oil and fresh t hyme. She has also added an organic shake and bakem ix made with gluten-free rice and corn flour combined w ith herbs, onions and garlic. Use this to toss your favorite meat, vegetable, or meat alternative and bake. Andrea has also added some n ew sweet items like her organic, gluten-free donuth oles, organic frusion cake, and organic strawberry baby c akes. Ten Mile Creek will offer t heir certified organic blueb erries. Located in Southeast Georgia, Ten Mile are certified organic blueberry growers who have devoted 33 acres of their 240-acre farm to pr ovide pesticide-free berries, with varieties nativet o the area. Eat them fresh o r get tips about freezing so y ou can enjoy them later. Also at the market June 14 will be Coastal Shrimp. These Nassau County natives have been working with local boat captains for several years to bring you the freshest, local seafooda vailable. They offer shrimp, f lounder, grouper and usuall y a captain s surprise. Artisan Black Garlic offers three balsamic vinegars. Black Garlic Balsamic vine gar is the best seller and one taste will show you why. Also available are 9 Spice andL emon Ginger white balsami c vinegars. T raders Hill Farms of Hilliard is the newest vendor to join the market, growing fr uit and vegetables using an aquaponic technique. They have transformed an oldT yson Chicken far m and c hicken hoop houses to host t ilapia. Thr ough a gravity-fed s ystem, the fish emulsion fertilizes waterbeds of vegetables and herbs. A v ailable ar e lettuces, lettuce mixes, fresh herbs, leaf cabbage and Swiss char d. Coming soon ar e tomatoes, celer y c ucumbers, Bok choi, pea t endrils, okra, sugar peas, c ollards and purple top tur n ips. Jon of Meteor Str e et Pr oduce is the perfect stop for anything organic. Jon is offering organic peaches while they last, local, organic produce and organic herbsb y the whole plant or cutt ings. Also available are his o r ganic, herbal teas and other organic dry goods. Sign up for the E-Mail Newsletter at www The Amelia Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. No pets, please. Call 491-4872 or visit www. ameliafar In addition to the lineup of healthy seasonal produce, hand-crafted soaps, fresh baked breads, honey, plants, jerky, goat cheese, beef, flowers and other vendors, the Fernandina Beach Market Place far mers market will be joined by country singer P atrick McGill, Peterbrook Chocolates and the Fernand ina Pirates Club on June 14. Known locally for his Evil Seed Hot Sauce booth, most people dont know co-owner Patrick McGill is also a tale nted musician. With his music getting lots of airplay,n ot only will Evil Seed offer their sauces Saturday, but P atrick will entertain with his musical talents, too. Every sauce from Evil Seed has to live up to the high quality standards set by their o riginal, award-winning recipe. Their Big Evil BBQs auce is the perfect compliment to meatloaf, burgers, c hicken, and dips with its sweet style and mild bacon flavor. Local brick and mortar business owner Sandy C arroll will have samples of her Peterbrook chocolate-c overed popcorn. Learn about Chocolate Camp 2014. Be a Chocolatier for a Day classes will be offered every T uesday and Wednesday t hrough July 23, for campers ages eight to adult. Invading the market will be not-for-profit organization, the Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc., to pr omote their upcoming membership drive. Learna bout the pirates, what they d o in the community and h ow you can join them. New to the market is White Hawk Farms from Yulee, where Jamie cooks up cupcakes and cookie mixes, while Andy tends to their goats. Returning vendors include owner and ChefA dam Sears of Merge R estaurant, and Rose with h er V i etnamese egg rolls. The Fernandina Beach Market Place is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ever y Satur d ay rain or shine, on Nor th Seventh Street. Wellbehaved, leashed pets arew elcome. Visit F ernandinaBeachMarketPla c or call 557-8229. The Fernandina Beach Ar ts Market sets up adjacent to the far mers market on North Seventh Street, downtown Fer nandina Beach, the s econd and fourth Saturdays o f the month. J ust in time for Fathers Day, find the perfect gift among the booths filled with local ar tists pr e senting their mixed media artworks, photography ceramics, digital ar t, sculptur es, wood, paint i ngs, glass, fiber, jewelry, text iles and mor e. W ills Wood Works offers handcrafted cr e ations like small tables, dining tables, bars and stools, head and foot boards, bird houses, bat houses and fish carvings. Looking for something custom? Show Will Grant a pic-t ure and he will re-create it f or you. A r egular vendor is Jillows. Jill brings her unique purses and pillows to the market fr om a variety of popular styles including modern maritime motifs, favorite sports-team colors, and 2014s popular trend towards chameleon dcor. If you ar e looking for something more personal, The Mer maid s Walk jewelry booth car ries custom jewelry, glass art, beads and sterling silver charms. The Fernandina Beach Arts Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 14. Visit Fer nandinaBeachAr tsMarke or call Joe at 557-8229 for infor mation or booth availability. PHOTO BY TOM LOHMAN/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER M aster Gardener volunteers recently enjoyed learning how to make hypertufa pots. This do-it-yourself project allows you to make plant containers that look like stone but are not heavy and very inexpensive. Hypertufa is a mix of water, Portland cement, peat moss or coconut fiber, and either sand, perlite or vermiculite. Planters made from hypertufa are porous and drain well, so they make a perfect home for succulents and rock garden plants. It is necessar y to wear masks during this process to protect against the dust. For more information how to make your own hypertufa pots, see a step by step how-to at h ttp:// A bove, Master Gar dener volunteer Joanne Roach and her fellow master gar den e rs get to work making the hyper t ufa pots. Roach hosted and instr ucted her colleagues. HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS 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 Nassau County Master Gardener volunteer program are now available online. The deadline is June 27. For an overview of the Master Gar dener pr ogram, an application and to complete the pre-test, see http://nassau. nassau.html. For additional questions, contact the Extension office at 879-1019, or Rebecca Jor di at rljor C C o o f f f f e e e e w w i i t t h h r r a a n n g g e e r r Bring your cof fee and camera with you and join a park ranger to watch the sun rise over the For t Geor ge River, get answers about park r esour ces and get some amazing photos on June 14 at 7 a.m. at the Ribault Club on For t Geor ge Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary. N N a a t t u u r r e e p p h h o o t t o o g g r r a a p p h h y y Ever dr eamed of getting the perfect shot of a great blue her on in flight or a bumble bee nestled on a flower? Join a photographer and nature enthusiast for a stroll on the Fairway Loop Trail and learn techniques to help capture the beauty of the maritime for est and salt marsh on film on June 14 and 28 at 10 a.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Bring your camera and photography supplies, stur dy shoes, bug spray, sunscreen and water. 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Email resume to or Fax to (904TTN: HR. ECS is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Drug Free Employer. N OW HIRING CNAS & HHAs for assignment in Nassau Count y Call C omforCare Senior Services (904 4407. MEDICAL OFFICE needs experienced Billing Coordinator and Office Assistant. Please fax resume to (515 875-0842. WANTED: Lic. Massage Therapist Ex c iting opportunit y to join our team. ( 904)491-4980 2 04 Work Wanted SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Small jobs welcomed. (904 M ERCHANDISE 601 Garage Sales 6 01 Garage Sales 1107 N. 15ST take N. 14th to Leon. S at 6/14, 8am-12pm. Solid Oak entertainment center with TV, free form gym, clothes, books, mattresses and much more. FUN SALE Arts & crafts, refurb misc., k nick-knacks, candle & garden decor dec step stones, bar stools, mini pitchers & elephants. Yard sale items, couch & cover, blue chair, rugs, & misc.1 544 Canterbury Ln. Preview Sale Fri., 4 -6pm. Sat., 10am-2pm and Sun., 46pm. SUNDAY ONLY ESTATESALE!!! Antiques, sporting goods, furniture, bath & body, household, too much to l ist. Multiple units, #99 is business closeout. Fernandina 8th Street, in UHAUL Storage, behind Bank of America. June 15th, 12 noon to 5pm. MOVING SALE 940775 Old N assauville Rd. Furniture, toys, yard e quipment, household items, books, CDs, etc. Sat. 6/14, 8am-? 85912 HADDOCK RD. Thurs., Fri., & S at., 8am-? Queen bed, dresser, c lothes, pools, gas dryer, books, food items, tools, microwave oven, motorcycle, & more. (904 HUGE MOVING SALE 96191 Sea Winds Dr. Everything must go. Fri. 6/13, Sat. 6/14, & Sun. 6/15, 8am2pm. Tons of stuff! YARD SALE Fri. 6/13, 8am-4pm & Sat. 6/14, 8am-2pm. Furniture, stereo c abinets, books, clothes, tools, & much m ore. A1A to Chester Rd., turn on Heron Isles, go to Blackrock Rd., turn left on Blackrock & look for signs on left to Brighton Pl. GARAGE SALE Fri. 6/13 & Sat. 6/14, 9am-1pm. 3105 First Ave. YARD SALE 86820 Riv erwood Dr., Yulee. Household items, golf items, books, & DVDs. Sat. 6/14, 8am-4pm. Y ARD SALE S at. 6/14, 8am-3pm. 96217 Abaco Island Dr., Fernandina Beach. Rain or shine! E STATE SALE V intage dishes, c lothing, misc. Everything must go. Fri. & Sat., 8am-1pm. 97177 Pirates W a y (Pir ates W o od). F AMILY MOVING SALE 2333 Yard Arm Way (behind Dairy Queenelry, clothing, small kitchen appliances, KitchenAide mixer, freezer, decorations, paintings, porcelain dolls, & dog clothes. Fri. 6/13 & Sat. 6/14, 8-1. YARD SALE 86219 Williams Ave., Yulee. Sat. 6/14, 7am-? HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH P ARKING LOT SALE to fund mission in Cap Hatien, Haiti. Saturday only, J une 14, 8am-1pm, 1830 Lak e P ark Dr across from the YMCA at Amelia P ark. Items include sofa, lo ve seat, other furniture, washer and dryer, small appliances, clothing, home decor, and much more from the gar ages and attics of our members. The funds raised in this sale will assist our ministry to the poorest region in the western hemisphere. Inquiries call 491-6082. 6 02 Articles for Sale E NTIRE CONTENTS OF STORAGE U NIT All items must go. Misc. household clothing. For appointment call (904 W HITE KENMORE Smooth Top s elf cleaning electric range, $200. White microwave, $30. La-Z-Boy turquoise leather love seat, $80. (904 SUNLIGHTEN INFRARED SAUNAComplete with Blaupunkt sound system. 3 yrs old. Was $3500 new.A sking $1200/OBO. Purchaser must d ismantle. Call (904 ATTENTION SHRIMPERS! Taped c ast nets for shrimping & live bait nets a t lowest prices, Visa/MC okay. Hilliard, F L (800 H UGE COLLECTION o f baseball, football and misc. cards for sale. Collecting for o v er 50 years. Very r easonable prices. Call Al (904 5 454. 609 Appliances MULTI-FAMILY MOVING SALE 85224 Shinnecock Hills Dr., North H ampton Subd. Sat. 6/14, 8am-12pm. 612 Musical Instruments ELECTRIC GUITAR F ender Squire Telecaster. Like new. Many extras. $250 Firm. (904 6 21 Garden/ L awn Equipment 54 CUT POULAN RIDING LAWN MOWER 22 hp. Call (904 RECREATION 7 01 Boats & Trailers 17 SEA PRO 115HP like new, T-Top. Must see. Make offer. (904)321-1641 R EAL ESTATE SALES 8 04 Amelia Island Homes P ARKWAY SOUTH 4 BR split plan, f ormal DR, 2.5BA, lg granite/tile kitchen, FP, crown molding, near beach. $389,000. Owner (516 806 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. 811 Commercial/Retail R ESTAURANT FOR SALE Ongoing o peration, fully equipped. High 6 figure sales. Great location. Modern building, good lease. For appointment, and c onfidential information, please call ( 904) 813-3510. R EAL ESTATE RENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted BEAUTIFUL MID-ISLAND CONDO to share with quiet professional person. Lots of space. $700/mo Call (904


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