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HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader S S panish history and culture h ave been an interest of Jim M artins for a long time, and w hen he saw the movie The Way, about a father who completes his late son s walk along the El Camino di Santiago from France to Spain, he knew he wanted to make the journey. It became something that domin ated my mind. I had to do it. My m ain goal was to make this a walk of gratitude for my life. I wanted to experience the histor y and adven ture of this pilgrimage for myself. But completing a journey of nearly 500 miles, mountains and all, while carrying a backpack full of necessi-t ies seemed an impossible task for a m an who had already had four heart s tents implanted. Returning from Guatemala where he had immersed himself in the lan guage and culture in 2011, Martin planned to walk the Camino the following spring once he had dealt with yet another blocked ar ter y H is doctor wanted to give him a nother stent but his daughter Holly, a cardiac nurse, wanted her dad to see her doctor. That physician suggested a mor e aggressive approach, and on Nov. 12, 2012, Martin underwent triple bypass sur ger y He set his sights on completing the Camino the following September H e trained, walking four to five m iles every other day on the flat terr ain at home, ate a good diet and when he was all set, he infor m ed his physician during a str ess test of his intention to walk the Camino. He was not happy He said God didn t care if I walked one mile or 400, it was not good to stress myb ody. T he doctor wasnt the only one r esponding negatively to Mar tin s plans. His son Michael and other daughter Ellen wer e also opposed to dads plan. When he gave into the family s doubts, the resulting disappointment was tough. He began doing extensive online research looking for a modified alternative to the entir e 497-mile pilgrim age, and found a tour company that would transport his pack each day and book hotel rooms for him at night. The other people in the tourg roup would be there for support, but each individual walked their own Camino. The other people in Mar tins tour group included a minister, his wife and daughter fr om T exas, two older sisters, a mother and her 22-year-old daughter, a ski instructor from Colorado and a businesswoman fromT ahoe, Nevada. Of his compr o mise, Martin said, While feeling that I was losing some of the experience, it was an honest walk with God in the true spirit of the pilgrim experience. His family had some hesitations at first, but ultimately agreed to it, so he began his pilgrimage in Ponfer rada, Spain on May 29 and ended on June 9. During the 120-mile walk across Galicia, Martin encountered only one rainy day, enjoying cool mornings and temperatures in the high 70s during the day He carried a fiveto six-pound day Boyle vs. K e lley 2 Former Republican Nassau County CommissionerMike Boyle has announced he will run to recapture the boar d seat cur r ently held by Steve Kelley. This is a rematch of their 2010 election, when Kelley defeated Boyle. Boyle, who served from 2006-10, said in a press release the financial challenges facing the county for the foreseeable future motivated friends of his to ask him to run again. I r eally had no intention or desire to get involved in another campaign, Boyle said, but people whose opinions I respect convinced me to step forward. Boyle said his MBA degr ee in man agement, and his career experience Dredge permit stuck in the muck A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader The city of Fernandina Beach has withdrawn its permit application for an experimental water injection dredging machine, accor ding to James Maher of the Florida Depar tment of E nvir o nmental Protection. M aher said Tuesday the departm ent wanted to see what kind of device it would be permitting before granting the permit. ere asking for a dry run, Maher said. W er e saying, let us see your machine assembled and see how it works. He also said the DEP s gr eatest con c ern is how water injection dredging w ill affect the rivers turbidity. We d on t want the turbidity plume to extend beyond the estuary, Maher said. The DEP, he said, would monitor the dr edging machine test ar ea for tur bidity which is defined as the amount of particles suspended in the water. Local r esident L ynn W illiams, who i s also a commissioner for the Florida I nland Navigation District, was grante d $8,000 by the city commission in Mar c h 2013 to build the dredging device using water injection t echnology CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 60 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. 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F F o o r r a a d d e e t t a a i i l l e e d d c c o o u u n n t t s s e e e e w w w w w w . a a m m e e l l i i a a i i s s l l a a n n d d s s e e a a t t u u r r t t l l e e w w a a t t c c h h . c c o o m m . MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader M oney collected for new development in Yulee and set aside to fund future fire service in Yuleei s going to build a new fire station in Hilliard. The Nassau County Commission came up w ith this equation July 7 in a 4-1 vote. The reason is money. Construction costs for Fire Rescue Station 90 on the countys far West Side have jumped to $300,000, up from estimates announced earlier t his year that put the price at $197,000. How does Yulee factor into the math?Y ulee has the money. Hilliard doesnt. C ommissioners are reaching into an account holding Yulees fire impact fees. The countys budget office puts the balance for each account at: Yulee: $333,424, Hilliard: $3,839. Is what were doing legal? said Commission C hair Barry Holloway. County Attorney David Hallman said yes. But f irst he asked the board to agree that the fire department offered a countywide service that benefits citizens throughout Nassau County. Hallman called it a finding of fact. This phrase was at the heart of a series of questions he asked Fire Chief Matt Graves. H allman called Graves to the podium to establish and confirm the departments need to move firefighters and equipment around the county in an effort to maintain coverage. And he included finding of fact on the countys official form used to justify the spending of impact fees. He made it a condition for his a pproval. He put a short note saying so near his signature and the box checked Approved. A ll of this caution prompted Holloway to pause the boards vote so he could confirm the legality of the spending shift. During board discussion, Holloway sounded confident that the plan to use Benefit District 503s money (Yulee) in Benefit District 504 ( Hilliard) for building Station 90 was a good one. This is built for everybody in the county, so I will support it, said Holloway. Holloways district includes Hilliard and Bryceville. But it is important to note here that the five commission districts do not align with the four benefit districts, and that decisions about how t o spend impact fees are made by the board, collectively. C ounty Manager Ted Selby said moving the money is an established practice. People have recognized that there is a need and a benefit to crossing jurisdictional lines, Money to service Yulee going to West Side COUNTY Continued on 3A Boyle An honest walk with God Camino Pellegrino Jim Mar tin met pil grims from all over the globe, including these hikers from France, above. A western view of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela at the end of the Camino, right. Ever y step was worth the trip, says Martin, left. SUBMITTED PHOTOS CAMINO Continued on 3A
2A F RIDAY J ULY 25, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK OBITUARIES 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. 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SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. Athena Harpe Bladen M rs. Athena Harpe Bladen, age 48, of Yulee, FL passed away Tuesday morning, July 22, 2014 at the Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina B each. Mrs. Bladen was born on M arch 1, 1966 in Jacksonville, FL. A lifelong resident of Y ulee, Mrs. Bladen was a 1984 graduate of Fernandina Beach High S chool. She was employed i n the Finance Department at the Nassau C ounty Clerks Office. She enjoyed sewing and fishing, but above all spending time with her loving family. She was Baptist by faith. S he leaves behind her husband of nearly 30 years, R ussell Bladen of Yulee, FL, her two daughters; Chelsea B laden of Jacksonville, FL and Morgan Bladen of Yulee, FL. Her mother Margaret Lovelady and her husband, Bobby, of Roscommon, MI, and her father Everett Harpe a nd his wife, Gail, of Yulee, FL. Her brother John Harpe and his wife, Shelley, of Yulee, FL. Her three sisters-inlaw; Esther Duffy and her h usband, Mike, Marcia Noon and her husband, Tom, and E rin Skaff. Mrs. Bladen was expecting a granddaught er. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach with Rev. J eff Overton officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 :00-7:00 pm this evening, Friday, July 25, at Oxley-Heard F uneral Home. If so desired, memorials may be made in Mrs. Bladens name to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylv ania Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122 or Community H ospice of Northeast Florida, Warner Center for Caring, 1 348 South 18th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Please share her life story and leave condolences at www.oxleyheard.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mary E. Kaveney Mary E. Kaveney, 91, died p eacefully on July 20, 2014 of natural causes at her home at W estminster Oaks in Tallahassee. She was born on October 4, 1922 in Reading, PA, to James R., Jr. and Ruth Hoverter Werts of Reading, PA. She is survived by d aughters C ynthia G aulin of San Luis Obispo, CA, and Deborah Kear n ey (Jim Tallahassee. She is also survived by grandchildr en Suzanne Lamber t (Alber t) of Gilr oy, C A, and Claire Gaulin (John M erriam) of San Luis Obispo, C A, as well as great-grandchildren Sylvia Lambert, Rene Lamber t Tobin Merriam, and Piper Merriam. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Charles A. Kaveney M ary is a graduate of Penn State University (BA V illanova University (MLS and retired as the librarian of P hoenixville High School, PA. She was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and most recently has been a member of Lafayette Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee. She served many years as a docent at the A melia Island Museum of H istory. M ary will be remembered fondly for the many beautiful quilts that she made for her family charitable or g anizations, friends, and her church family. Funeral ser vices will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday July 2 8th at Bean Funeral Home, 4 25 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring, P A. Interment will be at Charles Evana Cemetery in Pennsylvania. Memorial donations may be made to Lafayette Presbyterian Chur ch, T allahassee, or the charity of your chioce. Bevis Funeral Home, Tallahassee James Oliver Mr James Jim Oliver, age 79, of Fernandina Beach, FL, p assed away Tuesday morni ng, July 23, 2014 at the W a r ner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach. Mr. Oliver was born on February 11, 1935 in Hagerstown, MD, the second son of five children to the late Julian and Anne Garrow Oliver. He was a graduate of HagerstownH igh School, Class of Mr O liver joined the United States A r m y fresh out of high school and r e ceived his honorable dischar ge in 1955. He was employed by the Depar tment of Defense and retired in 1994 after 33 years of ser vice while working at Kings Bay Submarine Base. Mr Oliver was a member of Masonic Lodge #188 AF&AM and the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Washington Orient of District of Columbia. He was also a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge, and theE lks Prince George County L odge #1778. A long with his par e nts, Mr Oliver was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Jacques Oliver, in 2006 and three siblings. He leaves behind his wife of three years, Annette Crosby Oliver of Fer nandina Beach, F L, one br other Kent Oliver a nd his wife, Kathy, of H agerstown, MD, one stepdaughter Tammy Stiles and her husband, Frank, of Fer nandina Beach FL, five step-grandchildren, three stepgr eat-grandchildr e n and many nieces and nephews. He will be laid to rest in Rest Haven Cemeter y beside his first wife in Hagerstown, MD. Please share his life story at www.oxleyheard.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors DEATH NOTICES Barbara Buganski Lock, 72, formerly of Cape May, N.J., died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. on T uesday, July 29 at St. Michael Catholic Church of Fernandina Beach. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors John William Miller III, 52, Yulee, died on Monday, July 21, 2014. Eternity Funeral Homes & Cremations-Nassau A PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER McGraw bik e r aff le set for Aug. 8 A rk of Nassau is holding a raf flefor a motorcycle autographed by country music star Tim McGraw. Ticket sales continue through noon Aug. 8 at Ark of Nassau, 86051 Hamilton St. and US 17, one mile north of A1A in Y ulee. Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five and available Monday-Friday fr om 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cash, check or credit card accepted or call 225-9355 for credit card orders, 8 a.m.4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.T ickets and r eceipt will be sent by mail. The drawing will be held at Ark on Aug. 8 at noon. You dont need to be pr esent to win. Proceeds will help serve Arks mission to educate, motivate and encourage individuals with varying disabilities to achieve independence and enjoy successful and fulfilling lives. Visit www.arkofnassau. org. Donations are 100 per cent tax deductible. WEEKLY UPDATE F F r r e e e e b b a a c c k k p p a a c c k k s s Y ulee United Methodist Church, 86003 Christian W ay, will be distribute free backpacks and school supplies for Nassau County students on T uesday Aug. 5 fr om 4:30-7 p.m. S upplies are limited and will be given out on a f irst-come, first-ser ved basis. G G i i r r l l S S c c o o u u t t s s r r e e c c r r u u i i t t Girl Scouts of Nassau County are seeking girls in grades K-12 to join Girl Scouts. They will host r ecr uitments at the Girl Scout Hut located at 25 South 13th St. on Monday, Aug. 11; Tuesday, Aug. 12; and Thursday, Aug. 14 from 5-8 p.m. each night. Come out and find out what a girl can do in Girl Scouts. The group also is looking for adults to lead troops. Contact 335-7571for mor e infor mation. P P e e t t e e r r b b r r o o o o k k e e P P r r o o m m i i s s e e Peterbr ooke Chocolatier will launch its first Peterbrooke Promise philanthropic program in all 24 shops across the southeast July 28-Aug. 3 to raise funds for Council on Aging of Nassau County. During this week customers will receive 15 percent off their purchase of select items and Peterbr ooke will donate a matching contribution of 15 percent to Council on Aging of Nassau County. Visit www.peterbrooke.com or contact the stor e at1427 Sadler Road, Suite 16, Fernandina Beach, 277-0162. The Council on Aging is a 501(c3 profit agency that serves Nassau County seniors in five categories including home delivered meals, COA Transportation, In-Home Care and Adult Day Healthcar e while operating two sen ior recreation centers. S S i i n n g g l l e e s s d d i i n n n n e e r r Just Friends, a club for singles over 50, will hold a dinner party on July 29 at 6 p.m. at Ms. Carolyns Restaurant, 2120 Sadler Road. Cost is $22 per person and includes gratuity. Wine is $3 a glass. Deadline for checks is July 26 (you cannot pay at the door). Mail to Helene Scott, P.O. Box 17163, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. For infor mation call 321-1116. G G E E D D h h e e l l p p In need of training (vocational or academic your GED, or assistance in finding a job? The Nor theast Florida Community Action Agency Inc. (NFCAAy skills they need to succeed. Thr ough the FSSP or Family SelfSuf ficiency Pr ogram, they provide: education, employment and financial literacy. Orientation will be held for low-income residents of Nassau County on July 30 from 11 a.m. to noon at 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 100. For information and tor eser ve your spot, call, 261-0801, ext. 202. B B l l o o o o d d d d r r i i v v e e The Florida-Geor gia Blood Alliance Mobile Unit will be located at Amelia Baptist Chur ch o n July 30 fr om noon until 3 p.m. Although an appointment is not necessar y those who wish may call 888-998-2243 to make one to donate. Amelia Baptist Church is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail, at the roundabout where Buccaneer Trail meets South Fletcher Avenue. Visit www.igiveblood.com. M M o o d d e e l l s s a a i i l l A radio-controlled model boat fun sail and exhibition will be held Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at Amelia Island Plantation. All model boats welcome, working or static, finished or not, except gas powered. Spectators, including supervised children, are especially welcome. Call Hal Mather at 261-6420 for details and to arrange for a pass at the security gate. B B a a n n d d y y a a r r d d s s a a l l e e The Fernandina Beach High School Band Parents Association will host a yard sale on Aug. 2 fr om 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the band r oom of the high school. Proceeds will help support the band pr ogram. The public is welcome. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 8, 13, 22 and 24. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. Aug. 2, 16 and 17. For details and additional classes and information, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 isit www .TheBelsonGr oup.com. B B r r o o w w n n B B a a g g L L u u n n c c h h The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its next Brown Bag Lunch on Aug. 6 at noon. Special guests Jim Longacre and Ed Johnson will pr esent T en Things Y ou didnt know about Abraham Lincoln. The duo will explor e the fascinating and enigmatic life or the 16th pr esident. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, firstserved. For information contact Gray at 2617378, ext. 102, or firstname.lastname@example.org. L L i i b b r r a a r r y y b b o o a a r r d d The Nassau County Librar y Advisor y Boar d will meet Aug. 19 from 3-5 p.m. at the Yulee librar y FSCJ/ Nassau Center, 76346 William Bur gess Blvd., Yulee. The public is invited to attend. Call 277-7365 for information. 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 of Nassau County will not meet in July. The next meeting will be held on Thursday Aug. 21 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. This will be a full suppor t gr oup meeting and is open to the public. Ever yone who has an interest is invited to attend. For further information call Debra Dombkowski, LPN, at 2610701, ext. 113. SUBMITTED The Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1954 held its 60-year reunion in May at the Hampton Inn. Kneeling, front, is Mary Ruth McClellan. First row, from left, are Royce Lawhorne, Mary Alice Nolan, Betty Dunman, Ruth Carpentar, Wilda Lee and Joe Bruni. Second row are Emory Courson, James Burch, J.C. Campbell, SuzanneW ickersham, Jean Thompson, Shirley OQuinn, Ricky Gaines, Ellen Br own, Ellyne W e aver and Rober t Odom. Not pictur ed are Tommy Guthrie and Wyman Hughes. In 1954 the class graduated 50 students. 60TH REUNION LIME STREET REOPENS Lime Street is now o pen to two-way traffic between Eighth Street and South 14th Street in Fernandina Beach. Nassau County sign technicians hauled away a quarterm ile stretch of traffic cones Thursday morning, the final step in a two-year sidewalk reconstruction project by the F lorida Department of T ransportation. The county is responsible for roadway maintenance. Chris Dixon handles the job with a strong b urst of enthusiasm working with c olleague Walter Price. See story, A12. MARY MAGUIRE NEWS-LEADER
pack with water, rain gear, extra socks, a map, his camera and against advice, an iPad. T he iPad turned out to be the best thing ever as he usedi t at wifi spots to send emails and pictures to family back h ome, and friends at the Nassau Humane Society Dog Park where he and his cocker spaniel, Skipper, had a built-in fan base. I had a big following on the C amino, he quips. Taking his time along the w ay, Martin kept up a moderate pace, walking eight miles s ome days and up to 14 on others. Absorbing Gods beauty at two miles an hour requires seeing and listening. I could hear cuckoo birds, I s aw sights and thought about what I wanted to do with the r est of my life. Its getting toward the end and I dont want to waste a ny of it, so this was something I thought about as I walked. At the end of each day, Martin looked forward to a good meal and a comfortable bed. At my age (68 water and sleep each night. The h otels I stayed in were really nice, clean and well-kept. A s a heart patient, one might think Martin would be most concerned about that aspect of his health but it was his feet that gave him the most trouble. About the third day out, I developed some serious blisters. I t took me about an hour to doctor them each night. One day, the pharmacy in the village w here I was to spend the night was closed, so a woman from t he hotel drove me to the previous village and back again. O n the return drive, they encountered a pilgrim hitchhiking. This is a definite no-no on the Camino and the driver scolded the Pellegrino in no u ncertain terms, calling him an imposter. People in the villages will help you any way they can, but t hey will not pick you up because they feel like thats a covenant between you and God and they will not let you cheat, said Martin. T he following morning, after a Spanish breakfast of bread and c heese and meat, juice and strong coffee, Martin set off again on his walk, squirreling a way part of his breakfast as a sandwich for his mid-day meal. A s he walked, he met many interesting people, such as the s enior record holder for speed on a bicycle. He and three friends biked 2,400 kilometers to Santiago. Martin also met people from E urope, South America and Australia, each with their own r eason for taking the journey. The decision to take the C amino is a very personal choice. Some do it for adventure, spiritual reasons or history, but all take away more than they will ever know. They say mirac les still happen on the Camino. Completing the journey in t he Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela was an emotional experience. I was just so in awe of that b uilding that was started in 1075, I had tears in my eyes and s o did many other people, recalled Martin. T he service is given in eight or nine languages to a congregation that includes many pilgrims in bicycle pants or jogging clothes. D uring the peace when the congregation exchanges hands hakes or hugs, Martin hugged two German men next to him w ho were also very emotional and said, Every step was worth the trip. The lessons he learned on the journey were kept in a daily j ournal Martin is now turning into a book for his five grandc hildren. t email@example.com w ith the FBI and the International Accounting and Consulting Fir m of KPMG, give him the backgr ound and experience necessary to address the complex issues facing the commis sion. With a budget in the $160 m illion range, Nassau County is t he size of a small corporation, and is no longer a small rural county with simple issues to addr ess, he said. During his first term as a commissioner the county paid off over $17 million in old debt, took on no new debt, established a fully-funded CapitalI mprovement Plan, used 100 percent of the one-cent sales tax for capital needs, lower e d the millage rate by 12 percent and increased financial reserves to $14 million, Boyle said. While some r esidents criticized having a lar ge reserve account, it was this very accom-p lishment which allowed the current board to balance the budget without raising the mill age rate for the last four years, Boyle said. But now the reserves have been significantly depleted, and continuing to use them to balance the ongoing 2014-15 budget is nearly impossible. Y ou can go to the well just so often befor e the well r uns dry, Boyle s aid. N ow two of the candidates ( Kelley and George Spicer, who is challenging incumbent Barry Holloway) are pushing their own version of a balanced budget which has no tax increase, but he is war y of their pr opos al, Boyle said. True, it has no tax increase, b ut what it does have ar e major d eficiencies, said Boyle. For example there isnt a single dollar for road repair, fleet and equipment replacement, or our Capital Improvement Plan (which would be totally elimi nated). Every penny of the onecent sales tax ($7.6 million used to balance the budget, andf inancial r eser ves basically dis appear. That could jeopardize our credit rating, similar to what happened in St. Johns County. As for the pr oposed sher iffs administration building, Boyle and his opponent dif f er on how to pay for it. Boyle sup p or ts financing the new build i ng much as you would a new home. If we pay cash for it, the only people who r e ally end up footing the bill are all of us who currently live here. Since we expect thousands of new r esidents over the next 30 years, why shouldn t they help pay for it? W ith cur rent interest rates e xtremely low, and a plan to s ell the sherif f s cur r e nt pr o p e rty upon completion ($2.5 million-plus anticipated), financing makes good economic sense, and it doesnt leave our reserves depleted, Boyle said. Boyle and Kelley compete in the Aug. 26 Republican pri m ary election. The winner will f ace write-in candidate Eugene A lley in November. Only Republicans may vote in the primary election. Boyle can be reached at 4911098 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY J ULY 25, 2014 NEWS News-Leader COUNTY Continued from 1A CAMINO Continued from 1A www.eternityfuneralhome.com Smart consumers traditionally look for the best value for their money spent. Now, more than ever, it is so important not to over spend or pay too much for what we purchase. 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Gill, Owners4856 Oakdale Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904 96092 Victorias Place Yulee, FL 32097 (904 www.SlidersSeaside.com1998 S.Fletcher Ave. FREE WiFi Hotspot 277-6652BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...Bringing back Wing It Night!Tuesday Nights 4pm to CloseLIVE MUSIC 7NIGHTS A WEEKFriday Nights atBreakers Bar 9pm-Close Karaokeand Late Night Happy Hour 1/2 Price Domestic Drafts, Wells,& House Wine Complimentary Valet Friday,Saturday,and Sunday said Selby. C ommissioner Walter Jr. Boatright said he is one of the people. He said that during a personal medical emergency, f irefighters from Station 90 raced him to the hospital f rom Callahan because the local crew was respondingt o another call. I had the fortunate, or u nfortunate, experience of having to be transported by 90 in Callahan because 50 w as gone, said Boatright, who voted yes. C ommissioner Danny Leeper, who also voted yes, s aid he had concerns about shifting the money away from Yulee without more information on the communitys future needs for fire service. Are we gonna need a n ew station or new equipment? said Leeper. I dontk now exactly where we are and I hate piecemealing t hings together as we go. Leeper, who retired from a long career as a Fernandina Beach firefighter, including eight years as chief, said he hoped the board would hold discussions on a three-year or fiveyear strategic plan. Yulee is experiencing new growth in residential and c ommercial construction. And buildings are getting taller. The new movie theater at A1A and Amelia Concourse tops three stories, and local officials recently approved z oning for a three-story a partment complex on C hristian Way. The county has one fire truck with a ladder (valued at $650,000) and it parks at Station 20 on the south end of Amelia Island near ther esor ts. That makes sense because The Ritz-Carlton, A melia Island has eight f loors and so do buildings at t he Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Commissioner Pat Edwards, who represents District 3 in Yulee, agreed with the plan to send the money to the county s W est S ide. He voted yes. H e said he made the decis ion for the good of the entire county, and not the district collecting the most cash. I think this is the best use of the expense at this time, said Edwar ds. His ar gument did not con vince Commissioner Steve Kelley who voted no. K elley didnt say much during discussion, except to confirm that the money in the most prosperous part of the county is going to itsr ural wester n edge. Hasn t been much growth out there? said Kelley. H olloway referenced Crawford Diamond, saying development would happen soon. At the moment, Crawfor d Diamond is Rayoniers pine forest west of Callahan that has been classified as an industrial site. The company and the county have spent the last few years looking for a taker and ar e still on the hunt for a developer with a factory or industrial complex. At the board meeting, there was no discussion about why costs for Station 90 are up. The county pur chased six acres on CR 2/Crawford Road several months ago after abandoning a plan to upgrade the River Road Station. Thats where Station 90 works now. The county has rented space for $1,200 a month from Hilliards volunteer depar tment. The agr ee ment includes utilities. The new station includes a trailer and two portable structures. The space will house equipment and staff, including living facilities for the four firefighters assigned to each shift. A sprinkler system is going in and the space will be ADA compliant, even the liv ing quarters. Facilities Maintenance Director Bob Knott is overseeing constr uction. He said in a phone interview last week that he expects the work to be fin ished in September and that the final price should be under $200,000. Itll be close, said Knott. email@example.com 1303 JASMINE STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 Needs volunteers to help Nassau Countyfamilieswho need food, shelter and basic necessities. Call:904.261.7000 for more information.N L P S A But Williams has said since r eceiving the city funds that the state and federal permitting p rocess has slowed the project. Williams also has received criticism for his lack of accounting for the project, and for the possibility that the dredging machine will affect the Amelia Rivers water quality and aquatic life. In a phone interview Tuesday, Williams said the DEP asked the city to withdraw the a pplication because they get r ated on how fast they turn over a pplications, and because the permit granted for the project was issued by mistake because such a project had never been permitted before. W illiams said permitting by the U.S. Army Corps of Engin-e ers also was delayed because t hat body wants a review due t o the deposit of dredged material in the Intracoastal Waterway. The Corps also wants a public notice to go out to certain federal agencies such as the EPA and National Marine Fisheries Service, and for the general public. According to Corps of Engineer officials, the review could take over six months. W illiams said at the time the project received city approval t hat he would build and test the dredger with another local resident, David Cook, at Cooks property south of the city marina. Williams said Tuesday the project would go on as planned, and that he and Cook would be testing the dredger later this s ummer. The dredger, he said, w ould be placed on a 6by 18f oot barge and will include PVC piping and a Honda 12-horsepower pump. e dont know yet what orifice size will work in our particular muck, Williams said. It will have a valve system to regu late the flow. M aher said the first step w ould be for Williams to assemble the machine and then reapply for a test permit. The DEP would then monitor the water for turbidity during the prototype test, and if the dredge operation passes turbidity testing, the DEP will process a permit for the full dredging operation. Relatively new to the United S tates, water injection technology has been around for many y ears in Europe. It consists of pumps that inject water at low pressure to loosen sediment, which is taken away to deeper waters by natural tides and currents. One advantage is that there are no dredge spoils to transport and dump at other areas, w hich makes the technology c onsiderably cheaper than trad itional dredging. The Fernandina Harbor Marina has had pr o blems with continuous siltation that creates extreme shoaling and loss of adequate depth for boat slips. The city spends several hund red thousand dollars every f ew years for mechanical dredgi ng and dumping of spoils at various sites around the city. firstname.lastname@example.org DREDGE Continued from 1A B O YLE Continued fr om 1A
4A F RIDAY J ULY 25, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOLCAPITALOUTLAYT he School Board of Nassau County will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a 1.400 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein. This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 5.816 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board. THEPROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN IN THE ADJACENT NOTICE. The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $9,408,105 to be used for the following projects: CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING New Elementary School Yulee Community New Transportation Facility for Fernandina Community Purchase of Land MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR M echanical Retrofit for Fernandina Middle School and Hilliard Elementary School Lighting Retrofit for District Wide Gymnasiums Routine Maintenance of Facilities S afety and ADA Improvements/Emergency Call Buttons Repair/Replacement of Interior Finishes/Exterior Walls/Partitions K itchen Health Code Compliance: Kitchen Hoods Set-up/Breakdown of Relocatable Buildings Replace/Renovate Floors/Ceiling Tiles/Ceilings/Lighting both Interior and Exterior Repair/Refinish/Replace Cabinets/Replace Chalkboards with White Boards Replace Carpet/Floor Tile/Floor Coverings / Repair Operable Walls Resurface/Repair Drives/Parking Lots/Sidewalks/Tracks/Tennis Courts/Covered Walkways R epair/Replace Windows/Blinds/Doors/Stage Curtains Interior and Exterior Painting District wide fencing and storage/ PE Areas/Band Storage Renovate/Refresh/Repair/Restrooms/Plumbing Systems/Irrigation Repair/Replace Electrical Systems/ Emergency Generators HVAC Maintenance, Replacement, Repair,and Upgrade Energy Management System Maintenance, Replacement, Repair,and Upgrade MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES P urchase of 6 school buses Purchase 4 Vans for ESE Transportation Purchase 4 Service Vehicles NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT,COMPUTERS, ENTERPRISE RESOURCE SOFTWARE, ANDS. 1011.71(2.S., ELIGIBLE EXPENDITURES IN SUPPORT OF DIGITAL CLASSROOM PLANS PURSUANT TO S.1011.62(12.S. D istrict Wide Technology Additions, Upgrades, and Refresh including Digital Classroom Plans District Wide Electrical Upgrades for T echnology D istrict Wide Classroom, Library, and Custodial Equipment and Furniture Purchases PA YMENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND SITES DUE UNDER A LEASEPURCHASE AGREEMENT Annual lease payment of Qualified Zone Academy Bonds PAYMENTS FOR RENTING AND LEASING EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND SITES Callahan Adult Education Center PA YMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE NECESSARYTO INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL AND ANCILLARY PLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT Insurance Premiums on Property and Casualty Insurance PAYMENT OF COSTS OF LEASING RELOCATABLE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES Relocatables for Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, Southside Elementary, Yulee Middle School, Yulee Primary School and Yulee Elementary School and as needed district wide All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on July 28, 2014, 6:30pm in the Boardroom at the School Board Office at 1201 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034. ADECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAYTAXES will be made at this hearing. NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASET he District School Board of Nassau County, Fl. will soon consider ameasure to increase its property tax levy. L ast years propety tax levy A.Initially proposed tax levy . . . . . $ 49,223,515 B .Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment B oard and other assessment changes. $ ___ (1,034 C.Acutal property tax levy . . . . . . $ 49,224,549 This yearsproposed tax levy ...........$50,512,561 A portion of the tax levy is required under state law in order for the s chool board to receive $37,779,038 i n state education grants. T he required portion has increased b y 0.15 percent, and r epresents approximately seven-tenths of the total proposed taxes. Theremainder of the taxes is proposed solely at the discretion of t he school board. All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax i ncrease to be held on Monday,July 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom at the School Board Office at 1201 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. A A M M E E N N D D E E D D N N O O T T I I C CE E O O F F T T A A X X F F O O R R S S C C H H O O O O L L C C A A P P I I T T A A L L O O U U T T L L A A Y YThe School Board of Nassau County, Florida will soon consider a measure to amend the use of property tax for the capital outlay projects previously advertised for the 2007 to 2008 school year. N N E E W W P P R R O O J J E E C C T T S S T T O O B B E E F F U U N N D D E E D D C C O O N N S S T T R R U U C C T T I I O O N N A A N N D D R R E E M M O O D D E E L L I I N N G G New Elementary School Yulee Community All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 6:30pm in the Boardroom at the School Board Office at 1201 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. A DECISION on the proposed amendment to the projects funded from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this meeting. A A M M E E N N D D E E D D N N O O T T I I C C E E O O F F T T A A X X F F O O R R S S C C H H O O O O L L C C A A P P I I T T A A L L O O U UT T L L A A Y YThe School Board of Nassau County, Florida will soon consider a measure to amend the use of property tax for the capital outlay projects previously advertised for the 2008 to 2009 school year. N N E E W W P P R R O O J J E E C C T T S S T T O O B B E E F F U U N N D D E E D D C C O O N N S S T T R R U U C C T T I I O O N N A A N N D D R R E E M M O O D D E E L L I I N N G G New Elementary School Yulee Community All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 6:30pm in the Boardroom at the School Board Office at 1201 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. A DECISION on the proposed amendment to the projects funded from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this meeting.
MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader S prinkling strawberries on slices of roast turkey is an unconven-t ional approach for casual noontime noshing. But the combination of these sweet and salty ingredients creates an elegantly simplea nd tasty lunch when wrapped in a vegetable tortilla. This is not a surprise to Ansley Acree, who leads the creative kitchen staff at the M ustard Seed Caf in Fernandina Beach in its taske ach day to offer a tasty twist on fresh and organic meals. This is my passion, said Acree, who is the manager and one of the cafs four chefs. Cooking is a labor of love. T aking charge of the meals in a professionalk itchen was not Acrees first career choice. Or even her s econd. At 54 years old, Acrees background includes two decades of work as a tax attorney in Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas. Shes from Athens, Ga., and is a graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon. My mother was a tax a ttorney, and so is my husb and, she said. As lucrative as the law can be, it did not fulfill Acrees desire for public service. She refocused her skills and ran for the Nassau County Commission, serving on the b oard from 2002-06. On election night, I was s hocked (to winee. I think we stayed home. My sister came over to congratulate me. I dont remember what we did specifically but it was quiet. Seven years on, does she miss it? Nooooo. I do not miss poli tics, said Acree. I am glad I d id it, and I am glad its over It was the end of a busy day in the kitchen last monthwhen Acr ee sat down at a table in the casual eater y to talk about her transition from politics to cooking. T he caf is tucked into Nassau Health Foods on TJ Courson Road. A menu boarda nnounces the days special: Asian grilled chicken over b lack rice and cabbage. That was r eally good, s ays Acree, a petite woman with curly reddish hair pushed under a cap wearing a white chefs jacket. esterday we made turkey and kale soup. A cree got involved in local p olitics after joining a R epublican women s gr oup when she moved to Amelia Island with her husband in the late 1990s. Her husband s family was her e. So was her mother. Her sister was planning a move to the island. F or three years from 19969 9, Acree was a part-time resid ent. She was still practicing law. So was her husband. They became full-time residents just befor e the millenni um to help care for her mother who had become sick. After my mother died I needed to focus on somet hing that would take a lot of t ime and ener gy, said Acree, w ho takes a moment to reflect on the memory and dabs a tissue under each eye befor e tears can spill down her cheeks. She clears her throat and s ays that politics made sense. I was interested in the f utur e of Nassau County and having a strategic plan for growth, said Acree. W ith suppor t fr o m the Republican women s gr oup, Acree launched a campaign for the county commission in2 002, promising to change the w ay local government opera tes. She planted signs in the ground and waved them on street corners. She gave speeches to local civic or gani z ations. I can wave signs all day, but giving speeches was hard, said Acree. People liked what they heard. In her first run for public office, Acree beat the Democratic incumbent for the D istrict 2 seat, representing residents in Fernandina Beach and Nassauville. For the next four years she would be one of three women, including Vicki Samus and Marianne Marshall, to serve o n the board. as I nervous at my first b oard meeting? Oh, yes, very much so, said Acree. She said easing into the job took time and careful study. Briefing books were voluminous and required hours of reading. At meeti ngs, she debated budgets and the merits of proposed r esidential and commercial development with her commission colleagues. She said votes were at times contentious. She points to the development of Crane Island. The island sits off the west side of Amelia Island near the city airport. Developers had a plan to build big houses with big docks for luxury, recreational boats. Acree voted to l imit plans to a few dozen houses. I am most proud of that vote, she said. Im straight f orward. I voted for whats right. Not what was popular. Acree was on the board when commissioners gave the go-ahead to buildG offinsville Park in Nassauville. And many of the i ssues consider e d back then are still on the countys agenda, including gas taxes, r o ad constr uction, the sherif f s building and even Crane Island. The board Acree served o n also dealt with controvers y T he Florida Department of Law Enforcement launched a four month investigation into county finances when its longtime auditing firm Farmand, Farmand & Farmand could not account for $1.35 million. A nd, when she ran for e lection, opponents chal l enged Acrees homestead status, contending she was a Georgia resident. It turned out to be a mix-up in paperwork. Four years on the board took their toll and Acree did not seek re-election in 2006. I enjoyed working with t he public. I didnt enjoy the politics, she said. So, she cooked up another career. Acree enrolled in culinary school in Jacksonville and is now serving the public as a c hef, creating food she loves alongside people she enjoys. I dont know why I waited so long, said Acree. Ive always been interested in cooking. Did she realize she has worked in industries traditionally dominated by men? I dont think I considered that, at every step I was just f ollowing my goals and what I wanted to achieve, said Acree. Does she keep up with local politics? No, I dont. Sometimes my friends share some news, but otherwise, I dont have time, said Acree. She said shes up at 6:45 a.m. and on workdays is in bed by 7:30 p.m. This is hard work. Exhausting work, said Acree. A cree said that she applied for a job at the eatery when she was still in culinary school. I saw an ad in the paper and hoped it was for the Mustard Seed, said Acree. It was one of those stealth ads so I didnt know for sure. C af and Nassau Health Foods owner Buston Beaton said he likes a quiet approach to finding employees. He opened the business more than 25 years ago and he and his wife, Kim, seek a certain m ix of skills. Experience, work ethic, i ntegrity. We felt like Ansley had the right ingredients, said Beaton. Yes, she got our vote. email@example.com CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY J ULY 25, 2014 NEWS News-Leader PROPOSEDMILLAGE LEVIES SUBJECTTOTHE 10-MILLCAP NOTSUBJECTTOTHE 10-MILCAP: RequiredLocalEffort( includingPrior Period 5.0680 Discretionary CriticalNeeds 0.0000 Operatingor CapitalNotto FundingAdjustmentMillage) (Operatingor Capital) Exceed2Years 0.0000 LocalCapitalImprovement(CapitalOutlay) 1.4000 AdditionalMillagenottoExceed4yrs 0.0000 DebtService 0.0000 Discretionary Operating 0.7480 (Operating) Discretionary CapitalImprovement TotalMillage 7.216 GENERAL SPECIAL DEBT CAPITAL PERMANENT ENTERPRISE INTERNAL TOTALALL ESTIMATEDREVENUES: FUND REVENUE SERVICE PROJECTS FUND FUND SERVICE FUNDS Federalsources 70,900.00 9,731,234.22 -00 -00 -00 -00 -00 9,802,134.22 Statesources 38,602,941.00 47,500.00 490,750.00 308,812.00 -00 -00 -00 39,450,003.00 Localsources 39,555,337.00 2,315,000.00 -00 10,983,105.00 -00 -00 -00 52,853,442.00 TOTALSOURCES 78,229,178.00 12,093,734.22 490,750.00 11,291,917.00 -00 -00 -00 102,105,579.22 Transfers In 3,197,551.00 -00 81,224.25 -00 -00 -00 -00 3,278,775.25 FundBalances/Reserves/NetAssets 9,614,007.67 1,649,319.08 1,051,931.89 38,146,804.11 -00 -00 -00 50,462,062.75 TOTALREVENUES,TRANSFERS & BALANCES 91,040,736.67 13,743,053.30 1,623,906.14 49,438,721.11 -00 -00 -00 155,846,417.22 EXPENDITURES Instruction 51,862,499.24 3,326,461.71 -00 -00 -00 -00 55,188,960.95 PupilPersonnelServices 3,588,216.77 724,831.05 -00 -00 -00 -00 4,313,047.82 InstructionalMediaServices 1,347,242.74 -00 -00 -00 -00 -00 1,347,242.74 InstructionalandCurriculum DevelopmentServices 1,290,884.82 1,456,417.60 -00 -00 -00 -00 2,747,302.42 InstructionalStaffTrainingServices 1,259,248.04 455,534.50 -00 -00 -00 -00 1,714,782.54 InstructionalTechnology Support 1,632,659.85 -00 -00 -00 -00 -00 1,632,659.85 BoardofEducation 625,955.82 -00 -00 -00 -00 -00 625,955.82 GeneralAdministration 1,294,680.25 372,095.68 -00 -00 -00 -00 1,666,775.93 SchoolAdministration 5,573,633.83 694.00 -00 -00 -00 -00 5,574,327.83 Facilities AcquisitionandConstruction 435,945.85 -00 42,892,143.77 -00 -00 -00 43,328,089.62 FiscalServices 579,412.23 -00 -00 -00 -00 -00 579,412.23 FoodServices 27,405.00 5,580,054.77 -00 -00 -00 -00 5,607,459.77 CentralServices 655,737.98 25,649.68 -00 -00 -00 -00 681,387.66 PupilTransportationServices 4,678,561.24 169,550.00 -00 -00 -00 -00 4,848,111.24 OperationofPlant 8,581,019.87 -00 -00 -00 -00 -00 8,581,019.87 MaintenanceofPlant 3,600,519.54 -00 -00 -00 -00 -00 3,600,519.54 AdministrativeTechnology Support 1,256,122.69 -00 -00 -00 -00 -00 1,256,122.69 Community Servies 1,100,685.96 -00 -00 -00 -00 -00 1,100,685.96 DebtServices -00 -00 490,405.00 -00 -00 -00 -00 490,405.00 TOTALEXPENDITURES 89,390,431.72 12,111,288.99 490,405.00 42,892,143.77 -00 -00 -00 144,884,269.48 Transfers Out -00 -00 -00 3,278,775.25 -00 -00 -00 3,278,775.25 FundBalances/Reserves/NetAssets 1,650,304.95 1,631,764.31 1,133,501.14 3,267,802.09 -00 -00 -00 7,683,372.49 TOTALAPPROPRIATEDEXPENDITURES TRANSFERS,RESERVES &BALANCES 91,040,736.67 13,743,053.30 1,623,906.14 49,438,721.11 -00 -00 -00 155,846,417.22 BUDGET SUMMARYTHE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE DISTRICT SCHOOLBOARD OF NASSAU COUNTYARE 3.38% MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTALOPERATING EXPENDITURES FISCALYEAR 2014-2015The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record. Why be near, when you can be here! HA P P YHO U R!SundaythruThursday2 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 Howell 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. 904-310-6904U PSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIESwww.sandybottomsamelia.comVisit us online or on Facebook f or all the specials and event info Out of politics, shes cooking healthy MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER F ormer county commissioner Ansley Acree has a new r ole, as chef and manager of the Mustard Seed Caf at N assau Health Foods on TJ Courson Road in Fernandina Beach.
6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Palmetto Walk Shopping Village4856 First Coast Hwy Amelia Island 904-310-9351 Mon-Sat 10-5 C C l l o o s s i i n n g g S S a a l l e eF F i i n n a a l l D D a a y y s s C C o o u u n n t t d d o o w w n n !Store Furniture and Art Further Reduced : Custom wood counter/bar w/tile top Whitewash dining table Stone/iron round dining table Iron Quilt Stand Ball & Claw table Mannequins 4-way Chrome Racks Undercounter fridge/freezer, microwave Queen whitewashed headboard Rattan room divider Wed 60%OFF July 23 Thurs 70%OFF July24 Fri 80%OFF July 25 Sat 90%OFF July 26 AMELIACONCOURSE COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTDISTRICT NOTICE OFPUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF THE FISCALYEAR 2014/2015 BUDGETS; AND NOTICE OFREGULAR BOARD OFSUPERVISORSMEETING. The Board of Supervisors of the Amelia Concourse Community Development District will hold a public hearing on August 14, 2014 at 9:30 am at the Amelia Concourse Amenity Center, 85200 Amaryllis Court, Fernandina Beach, Florida for the purpose of hearing comments and objections on the adoption of Districts budgets for Fiscal Year 2014/2015. Aregular board meeting of the District will also be held at that time where the Board may consider any other business that may properly come before it. Acopy of the agenda and budgets may be obtained at the offices of the District Manager, 475 West Town Place, Suite 114, St. Augustine, Florida 32092, or by contacting Mr. deNagy at (904 The public hearing and meeting are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law for community development districts. The public hearing and meeting may be continued to a date, time, and place to be specified on the record at the meeting. There may be occasions when staff or other individuals may participate by speaker telephone. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations at the public hearing or meeting because of a disability or physicalimpairment should contact the District Office at (90448 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770, for aid in contacting the District Office. Each person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the public hearing or meeting is advised that person will need a record of proceedings and that accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. David deNagy District Manager I dont usually regale you with tales and photos of my travels, mainly because I dont want to bore you. Besides, it alwayss ounds a little like bragging. But my Papal adventure is so funny, I feel compelled to s hare it with you. Im still chuckling over it, a nd I hope you will find it equally amusing. C indy Glenn made all of the arrangements for our European trip, and at some point in the planning phase, she called to ask if Id like to see the Pope. I think my You betcha! was still ringing in her ears when she made the reservations. We arrived in Rome in due course, and p icked up our tickets for the Papal visit. We w er e up ver y early the W ednesday mor ning of o ur visit and ate a hearty breakfast before we took a taxi to St. Peters Square. We had no idea how long this tete-a-tete would last. The staff at the Hotel dei Mellini had told us to get to St. Peters early if we wanted a seat. If we got ther e too late, we would stand for several hours. We were in line when security opened the gates just befor e 8 a.m. A full thir d of Ber nini s c ir c le was filled with chairs, and many people ran to capture seats up front. Cindy and I found decent seats, despite our slower pace. The hotel staff had also told u s to get as close to one of the aisles as possible, b ecause they were the drivew ays for the Popemobile. W e m anaged to snag a couple of seats that were only two spaces in fr o m the aisle. Even though the gates opened at 8 a.m., the Pope didnt arrive until around 10. Everyone around us had a n ap, ate breakfast and talked o n their cell phones. The e xtended family that sat around us was very polite, but they spoke almost no English. And, of course, we spoke no Italian. Nemo was the old est man of the family, probably in his early 40s. Everyone made sure he was well taken care of. I pegged him as the patriarch, despite hisy oung age. T he Pope finally ar rived and took his seat i n a huge chair on the ground-level porch of St. Peters. He began to speak, and it took me a minute to r e alize that this was a chur c h ser v ice. Pope Francis deliver ed about a 20-minute homily. In Italian, of course. When he finished, a series of cardinals d elivered the homily in one of five languages English, French, German, Spanish and P ortuguese. N emo s cellphone rang just as the c ardinal began delivering the homily in English. The family tried to shush him when they saw that Cindy and I wer e struggling to hear the homily over his conversation. He ignored them and even turned to call to someone several rows behind us to tell them who was on the phone. His family almost k illed him, and he was mystified why they w er e so upset. He was so cute, I had to forgive h im. Soon the service was over, and everyone was r e stless, waiting for the Pope to come into the cr owd. People began jockeying for good positions along the barriers that carved pathways for the Popemobile to drive down. Nemo ploppedh is trim little butt on the top of our section of t he bar rier. I could tell security was ordering him to get off. I heard the word bambini and guessed that people usually sat their childr e n on this bar rier so they could be closer to the Pope when he rode by. Suddenly, a small woman I had not noticed before loudly announced, Well, hes my bambino! Everyone but the cop was amused. Nemo got down, but only u ntil the cop moved on. P ope Francis finally star ted down our pathw ay, and then everyone went crazy. Ecco li! Ecco li! Its him! Its him! W e all strained to see him, and we all had our cameras out and working. Cindy took an excellent photo of the Pope in his Popemobile. I, on the other hand, got off a wonderful shot of her hands holding the camera while she t ook the picture. Nemos family thought our t wo pictur es were hilarious. They passed our c ameras around so everyone could review our handiwork. And then it was over W e left on a desperate sear ch for lunch and a ladies r o om. Our slight discomfort was well worth it; our heads were swimming with wonderful memories. One of the things Cindy and I found truly a mazing about that Wednesday morning is t hat the 30,000 to 40,000 people who had j oined us had taken their trash with them when they left. There was no litter. I bet the management at Everbank Field wishes it could say the same. Ciao bella! A visit with the Pope (yes, the Pope) F RIDAY J ULY 25, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CINDY GLENN/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER CARA CURTIN/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Cindy Glenns excellent photo of Pope Francis as he greets the crowd in St. Peters Square, left. Cara Curtins stunning photo of Cindys hands, right. C ITY S IDEBAR Cara Curtin
I t has become evident to me, as someone who works in local government, that t here is much confusion about where property tax dollars go, i.e., how those dollars are spent. To that end, and with the help of our budget staff, I have prepared two simple char t s. These char ts, based upon the 2013-14 Nassau County budget, track the pr operty tax dollar for a Nassau County resident who lives outside a city or town. (If you live in a municipality you pay an additional property tax to it, for the ser vices of that entity.) Because Nassau County has a non-char ter for m of government, each officer (Clerk, Sheriff, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Election, School D istrict) is an independent entity, with its own budget. This first chart shows who g ets what portion of your property tax dollar: The second chart, below, shows how the Nassau County Commission spends its 23 cents of the overall dollar: Fire-Rescue service Maintenance of Roads, Bridges and Facilities Libraries, Animal Contr ol, Gr owth Management, Cooperative Extension, Code Enfor cement, Emergency Management, Contributions to Notfor-profits and other agencies (Volunteer Fire Departments, Council on Aging, Boys & Girls Club, Starting Point Behavioral Health, Health Department, Economic Develop-ment, Barnabas, ARK of Nassau, Micah s Place, Episcopal Childrens Services, Soil & Water Conservation), administrative functions (human r esour ces, risk management, pur chasing, manager legal, IT, public safety communications, rescue billing, and budgeting) and Commissioners. State Mandates (Medicaid, Juvenile Justice, Legal Aid, Medical Examiner Indigent Health Car e, State For estry) It is my sincere hope that this information is helpful to citizens. If you have any questions about anything here, please do not hesitate to contact me, or our Budget Office, at 548-4590 or 491-7370. VIEWP OINT / D a vid A Hallman/Nassau County Attorney Where do y our t a x dollars go? Veterans of all eras have fought f or a just cause and served their country with honor. Since the post-C ivil War Era, our service men and women have heard the call to d uty, and despite valid discussions about what we consider acceptable reasons to serve, many veterans have struggled to have their in-service and post-service n eeds met despite promises made to them by their government. O ur veterans have sacrificed so much, for many decades, to keep o ur country and everything it stands for freedom, security and prosperity, safe for us and our future generations. President Lincoln, towards the close of the Civil War, was one of the first to say that this nation should Promise to care for those who had borne the battle, their widows a nd orphans. There are many of our commanders in chief since then who have promised the same, and more, but through the last 150 years, it has been a constant struggle to obtain these promised services to those who served. It has b een a paradox of enormous proportion for generations of our vete rans. Many today have read the articles in the various publications and news on the TV that the VA system i s broken. Well, it is for sure and certain that some aspects of the system are truly broken, but lets not forget that much of the vast VA system still functions to the veryb est of its current ability and is serving many veterans. In many g eographic areas, including ours, i t operates very well. The success o f the VA services is maintained because of the individual efforts and personal ethics of its many professional staffers. They make success possible through theiri ndividual commitment to provide excellent service to our veterans. I agree that some of the VA e mployees may be damn apathetic i n their motivation, application of prompt appointments and services, diagnosis and tr e atment, outbound referrals and many more areas. In the corporate envir onment, companies thrive when they ar e well managed and their leadership sets a quality standar d, driven and g uided expectation of pr o fessional ism that is felt to the core of their o rganization. We know that quality standard to the core is what VAn eeds to produce strong leadership and professionalism at all leve ls and in all aspects of its operation to provide quality care to all veterans and their families. Every veteran, in-service, retired or with previous service, is e ntitled to the very best from our government whether or nott hat service agency has had the adequate forethought and plann ing to anticipate the future needs of VA services and skill sets, in ratio to the numbers and type of service members and the required needs of the qualified vete rans. Currently the primary areas of concern of many veterans are in the areas of health care, which covers areas of hospital, outpatient medical, dental, pharmacy and prosthetic services, nursing home and community based care; mentalh ealth services, including medical e valuation for disor ders such as P TSD and other ser v ice-connected disorders, substance dependency evaluation, r e hab and counseling; homeless veterans, readjustment vocational and transition counseling, caregivers who supply personal care services to disabled, oldera nd critical care individuals and m any other specialized conditions. I n the area of health services w e are very fortunate to have highly rated and professionally staffedn earby clinics and hospitals. According to many veterans, the c linics in St Marys and Brunswick, Ga., and the hospital care in Gainesville are among those doing their best to do the right job. Not everything is perfect with these f acilities, by any means, but with the influx of the huge numbers ofv eterans returning from operations in Desert Storm, Iraq, A fghanistan, as well as our World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veterans, the system is overloaded and will take diligence and accountability combined with addit ional dedicated, trained and professional staff to properly serve and earn the trust of our veterans. Lets face it, the bad press we see again today seems to be more enormous and hard to believe, but has taken decades to develop and get to this point, and even with ther ight formulary, development and s elective hir es, it may take years to c or r ect the mistakes and for veterans to again trust the VA. Another primar y concer n is services for pensions and benefits for those who have documentable circumstances and meet qualifying guidelines set by the VA. Thesep articular VA services for veterans s eeking militar y ser vice connected d isability compensation are directly tied to disabilities that arose duri ng military service, was worsened or aggravated by military serviceo r is presumed and correctly documentable to VA as being related to m ilitary service. In order for a veteran to receive these benefits, one must make application to the VA and supply supporting medical documentation. B ut Listen Up ... Stand Up ... and Hear This dont let yourf ellow veterans be left behind, help them all and guide them to g et the right answers. You and they dont have to navigate the system alone! We have one of the best Veterans Service Officers in the national system right here serving Nassau and Camden counties in John Martin. John can be reached a t 548-4670 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. John is a retired veteran himself and knows how you feel and how to openly and honestly discuss your needs regarding VA services and referral. He looks at every veterans needs on an individual basis, because every vets circumstances c an be different. He will speak with you shoulder to shoulder as a f ellow veteran. Dont listen to the hype, type or gripe, call or refer to John Martin! One of the best VA contact n umbers providing hope to hundreds of thousands of veterans today is the VA Crisis Line 800273-8255 press 1 which provides 24/7/365 immediate support forv eterans of all eras. It is designed to meet one of the most critical a nd alarming of all veterans circ umstances today which are relate d to mental health issues, the climbing suicide rate of veterans of all ages, our homeless veterans and many other areas of need. Local direct support contacts aree stablished and dispatched immediately upon calling to the proper a ssistance to meet the needs of the v eteran. T he Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088 here in Nassau and Camden counties is here to help every veteran regardless of service period. We have copies of up to date V A manu als and booklets for many ar eas of VA services. Just call (904 4679 or email us at email@example.com r g for fr ee infor mation sent to you. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY J ULY 25, 2014 OPINION News-Leader Let no veteran be left behind 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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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE P P o o l l i i t t i i c c a a l l s s i i g g n n s s This follows along, sort of, to sentiments in as recent letter (July 23 News-Leader The political signs concer ned with the upcoming election have been placed in some veryi nteresting places: on perimeter fences with p roperty for sale and obviously vacant; on the perimeter of shopping centers managed by leasing agents; in between business property along Eighth Str eet that may or may not be vacant, etc. And lets not forget the myriad of signs that magically appear on county and city rightso f way near the polling places. The day after e lection, they also magically disappear as a c ounty and/or city tr u ck comes along and removes the signs at some cost to the taxpayers. Heres a novel idea: lets have our citizens that are running for office certify in the NewsLeader that the signs they have, and will put up, all over town have the per mission of the o wners of the various pr operties. That would b e a start, at least. J an F Smith Amelia Island W W a a t t e e r r f f r r o o n n t t p p a a r r k k Even though I dont always agree with Ron Sapp, I like r eading his opinion column. However in his City has moral obligations ( July 16) I feel that his opinions were conf used with unsubstantiated facts. I feel that he went overboar d with water front park that the people of Fernandina Beach don t need or want. That sounds like he is saying that none of the r esidents want a waterfr ont park. I don t want Ron speaking for me. I want a park, so that s one, and my wife wants a park so thats two, and I would imagine that t here are many others in the city who would l ike to have a nice park on the riverfront. And i f we want to be the paradise city in Florida that a lot of the magazines say we are, then we might need the park, too. It really surprises me if Im not mistaken, Ron was instr umental in making both the North Beach Park and Seaside Park on the oceanfront become a reality. And he may have been on the commission when many many people attended the design charettes for the riverfront park. We have parks and beach accesses, whats wrong with a real park on the riverfront? In his article Ron also mentions subsidies for the golf course and marina. If Im not mis taken these enterprise funds were losing money for a long time, maybe even back when he was on the commission. That s interesting. Finally, when he writes about the nonprofits I understand that in addition to the nonprofits that were listed there is another $10,000 given to the Amelia Island Museum of Histor y which is also another nonpr ofit. Lou Goldman Fer nandina Beach VETERANS VOICE D D e e d d i i c c a a t t e e d d t t o o v v e e t t e e r r a a n n s s o o f f a a l l l l e e r r a a s s J J O O H H N N S S C C H H E E R R E E R R One of the best VA contact numbers providing hope to hundreds of thousands of veterans today is the VA Crisis Line 800-273-8255 press 1 which provides 24/7/365 immediate support f or veterans of all eras. It is designed to meet o ne of the most critical and alarming of all v eterans circumstances today YAAKOV KIRSCHEN/DRY BONES RICK MCKEE/THE AUGUSTA (GA.
C OMMUNITY CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F R IDAY J U LY 2 5, 2014 / N E WS L E ADER 8 A SUPPLY DRIVES Ro n A n d e r s o nBUICKGMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904 FAMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Bailey Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hwy 1, Callahan, FL Steve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStreet Fernandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d s s H H o o u u s s e e THISSPACEAVAILABLE. CALL261-3696 AND ASKFORANAD-VISOR TOPUTTHISSPACETO WORKFORYOU. SUBSCRIBETODAY! fbnewsleader.com Iexpect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.William Penn Ultimately, there are only two basic motives which animate us, kindness or cruelty. On the side of kindness is everything that unites and uplifts us: the kind or encouraging word, the helping or healing hand, the invitation to join the group and to be a part of the great family of God. On the side of cruelty is everything that divides and debases: the mean or cutting remark, the discouraging word, the clenched fist and the hand which pushes away, the barrier to inclusion which says you aren't welcome here. There is love and there is strife. Love unites; strife divides. Love is kind; strife is cruel. There is no third option here. You cannot be indifferent to the choice between kindness and cruelty.Weshould pray that we steadfastly choose to be on the side of kindness.-Christopher Simon Kindness or Cruelty The Jewel of Centre Street St. Peters W e have many architectural and h istoric gems in Fernandina B eachs historic district. One of the most distinctive buildings sits at the corner of Eighth Street and Centre. Designed by architect Robert S ands Schuyler, St. Peters Episcopal Church, often called t he Jewel of Centre Street, was originally founded in 1 848. It offers quite a history. First built in 1881-84, it was burned by an arsonist. The proud congregation of community leaders quickly rebuilt the Gothic Revival masterpiece. T he church is often cited as a classic example of Gothic R evival architecture. With its perfect proportions, arched windows, steeply pitched roof, buttressed walls and its tower complete with a castellated parapet it is truly an architectural students dream. Its history reflects the history of Fernandina Beach. By the 1880s parishioners included the leaders of a thriving Fer nandina: Samuel Swann, George Fairbanks, MajorD uryee, William Jeffreys, C harles Hillyer and others. It w as Fairbanks who urged architect Roberts Sands Schuyler to come to Fernandina to design and supervise construction of the new chur ch building. The talented architect fell in lovew ith the community and d esigned many other build i ngs in the communitys historic district. To step inside this Amelia Island gem is to feel immediate peace. Looking up at the ceiling one is r eminded of an inverted ships hull, an approp riate architectural detail for a c hur ch in a seapor t communi t y The hear t pine pews invite visitors to sit and take in the beauty of the sanctuary. The dramatic stick style stands out against the white wash of the walls. Perhaps the most appeali ng of the churchs many c har ms ar e the stained glass w indows that r e veal the histo r y of the people who attended the church through the years and are part o f Amelia Islands hist ory. Visitors are welcome to step into the sanctuary and see the amazing w indows. The originalc hurch had 17 memorial s tained glass windows designed by Edward Colegate of New York City. T he windows were replaced after the devastating fire byt he original creator Colegate. An exception is the D octors Window at the north end of the church. It was constructed by W.J. McPherson of Boston as a memorial to two doctors, good friends, who came to Fernandina during the yellow fever epidemic and died of the disease. A striking circular window, above the doors at the west e nd of the church, was d esigned by the chur chs a rchitect, William Sands Schuyler. W i ndows in the back of the church list the Holy Innocents, victims of yellow fever. Two windows near the Atlantic Avenue entrance r eveal the story of Mary M artha Reid and her son. R eid, known as the Florence Nightingale of the Confederacy was the widow of Florida Gov R.R. Reid. She established a hospital in Richmond, Va., for Florida soldiers of the Confederacy when her oldests on enlisted in the War B etween the States. The wind ow beside hers is a memorial to her son, who died in the Battle of the W i lder n ess. St Peters Episcopal Chur ch stands as a fitting memorial to the Golden Era of Fernandina and a treasured and much used communityr esource. T o receive her weekly n ewsletter or get infor m ation about her books including her four From the Porch books contact Dickie at dickie.ander The Coalition for the Reduction/Elimination of Ethnic Disparities in Health (CREEDm unity to help provide school supplies for this years back to school event Aug. 2 fr om 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St. CREED will provide free school physicals from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to students in kindergarten through grade 12 who ar e making their initial entr y into a Florida school. For students transfer ring to a Florida school fr om another state, a physical completed within one year is acceptable if completed on a form comparable to Floridas standardized School Exam For m (DH3040 ts physi cals also are provided. School supplies needed include wide-r ule notebook paper and composition books, college rule notebook paper and composition books, pens and pencils, crayons, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, folders, and as many backpacks as you can provide. All supplies may be taken to the Mar tin Luther King Jr Center, 1200 Elm St., 3103351. The contact person is John Coverdell or contact Jennett W. Baker at 556-3363 and they will pick up the supplies. The Nassau County V olunteer Centers Corporate Volunteer Council, through its 14th annual G.O.K.I.D.S. (Giving Our Kids Impor tant Daily Supplies) drive, is col lecting school supplies and donations for lstudents whon eed them most, through July 29. Monetar y donations will be used to purchase supplies and will be distributed among all area public schools by principals. Distribution to the schools will take place July 31. Most needed ar e pencils, pens, pocket folders, wider uled notebook paper or spiral notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, clear or mesh backpacks (no wheelsy-erase markers and white or color copy paper, Kleenex, paper towels and wipe-ups. Gift car ds also ar e wel come. Dr op of f donations at: Omni Amelia Island Plantation (Associate Services); Century 21/John T. Ferreira Insurance, 500 Centre St.; city of Fernandina Beach City Hall and Lime Street offices; Nassau County V olunteer Center, 1303 Jasmine St., Ste. A; Amelia Dental Gr oup (Citr ona Drive); First Coast Community Bank (14th Street and Target Shopping Center, Yulee); First Federal Bank of Florida (Sadler Road and Chester Road/AIA, Yulee);V yStar Cr edit Union on 14th Street in Fernandina Beach and in Callahan; CBC National Bank (14th Str eet). Email the Volunteer Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. E E d d w w a a r r d d J J o o n n e e s s c c o o l l l l e e c c t t i i n n g g s s u u p p p p l l i i e e s s Brian Henning, an Edwar d Jones financial advisor in Fernandina Beach/Yulee, is supporting the teachers ofY ulee Primar y and Elementar y schools by using his office as a drop-off location for a school supplies drive. Local residents and businesses may help by bringing in items to the Edwar d Jones branch office during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m.5:00 p.m. Items needed for the sup ply drive include: hand sanitiz er, Ziploc storage bags (quart and gallon size), facial tissues, Band-Aids, copy paper dr y erase markers, cleaning wipes (Clorox/Lysol), white boar d cleaner color ed pencils, letter size file folders, index car ds, notebook paper (wide r ule), and 3-prong pocket folders. The branch address is 95766 Amelia Concourse in Y ulee. FUN & FELLOWSHIP F orrest Foxworth, Youth Pastor, and First P resbyterian Church graciously provided 10 very e xcited Salvation Army Hope House campers withl uxury transportation and f un fellowship as they trave led to the Salvation Armys Camp Keystone for five days of adventure featuring sports, games, music, dance, arts, crafts, Bible studies and more in Keystone Heights. P ictured above are S alvation Army Hope H ouse staff, Foxworth and the campers. Right, excited campers pause for a sendoff photo. SUBMITTED The 2014 Florida Forestry Teachers T our br ought 40 teachers fr o m acr o ss the state to Fernandina Beach for a firsthand look at how forestry works in Florida. T his four-day event, held June 17-20, was packed with 10 informative stops covering five counties and 487 miles in northern Florida. Each stop was carefully selected to uniquely demonstrate how social, economic and ecological solutions are being integrated across the forestry landscape. Participating teachers observed forestry practices from the planting and gr owing pr ocess, to the mills and end products. They also learned about chemical by-products created in the process of making paper and the industrys many efforts to maximize the effective and ef ficient use of r esour ces, including the full circle of recycling byproducts to pr oduce ener gy that powers the mills. Forestry tour stops included the the RockTenn paper mill and box plant, West Fraser saw mill, Osceola National For est, W eek s family tr ee far m, Dee Dot Timberlands, Rayonier Forest Resources and Jennings State Forest. T eachers wer e also intr oduced to Project Learning Trees award-winning envir onmental education curriculum for pre-k through high school students. Highlights of the tour included an ongoing logging operation at Rayonier, a live pr escribed fir e demonstration at Jennings State Forest and a private tour a nd cater ed beachside dinner at For t Clinch State Park. During the tour closeout, several teachers expr essed that this was the best continuing education program they had ever experienced. One teacher, who was overjoyed with all of the information and resources she received, stated, Before the tour I thought I was a gr eat teacher but now Im a SUPER teacher! Educators departed the tour with 30 Continuing Education Units for attend ing and a complete understanding that sustainability is the key to responsible forestry. Jennifer Hart, Jacksonville district manager and tour coordinator, said, From its inception in 2001, the Florida For estr y T eacher s T our has focused on fostering an appreciation of the forestry industry, with an emphasis on showing o ur Florida teachers that we appr eciate the tireless efforts they make every day in and out of the classroom. Har t explained that this tour could not be possible without the coordination of the Florida Forestry Association, the Friends of Florida State Forests and sponsorship from numerous private and industrial contributors. The par ticipating teachers wer e cho sen based on an application process that included an essay. Florida teachers that ar e inter ested in par ticipating on the 2015 tour should look for the application in January on the Florida Forestry Association website http://floridaforest.org/programs/teachers-tour/. For information, contact Chelsea Payton Ealum at (850 Parker@FreshFromFlorida.com. Teachers learn about the world of fore s try SUBMITTED The 2014 Florida For estry Teachers Tour brought 40 teachers from acr oss the state to Fernandina Beach and Nassau County for a firsthand look at how forestry works in Florida, above. F ROM THE P ORCH Dickie Anderson
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In business since 2004, the practice includes certified dental assistants and front desk staff who areveryexperienced with years in the field. Pediatric Smiles is contracted with most dental insurance companies. The northside office is located at 2255 Dunn Avenue, Bldg. 700 in Jacksonville, a second practice is at 1651 Southside Connector Boulevard in the southside of Jacksonville. Business hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Phone (904 Dunn Avenue or (904 Visit www.pediatricsmiles.com or Facebook for more information.Pediatric Smiles P P u u t t Y Y o o u u r r B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s I I n n T T h h e e S S p p o o t t l l i i g g h h t t C C a a l l l l 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 T T o o F F i i n n d d O O u u t t H H o o w w Expansion under way Please allow me to share news from our dealership to keep current and prospective customers aware. This month, we began construction of what will be an almost brand-new facility. T he desire to upgrade has been under consideration for seven or eight years. Preliminary concepts were paid for, but the timing didnt feel right. Fast-forward to 2014 and the industry and our franchise are much healthier. D emolition of the middle section of the building will not interrupt sales or service operations. Temporary sales office space has been brought onto the property to keep business moving. Our office staff will work at our new island location until t he new space is ready. No interruption or compromise of delivering customer sales and service is intended. People buying during the estimated sevenmonth construction window will be C.B.s. That stands for construction buyers and rewards are under consideration, and will be a nnounced. Our loyal customers and those ready to join the family will receive our appreciation and extra effort. Sales will remain open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Service hours are M-F 7:30 a .m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.4 p.m. Closed on Sundays. Many have noticed our new location on Eighth Street (formerly Proline). We will focus on used inventory. Two veteran salespeople are representing this location, Cooper Myers and Jon Altman. They are both Chrysler-certified new vehicle salespeople and very c apable overall. Our island location is an extension of our Yulee dealership, and not a separate company. We are excited to bring double the service bays, an expanded showroom, all new paving and lighting and other upgrades to the deale rship. It is a major commitment to a great group of customers and our team here. Watch it unfold and continue your patronage in the meantime. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge C hrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. email@example.com TALLAHASSEE Beginning J uly 1 the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR o f Hotels and Restaurants implemented the risk-based inspect ion frequency program in accordance with a law passedd uring the 2013 Legislative Session. The new inspection freq uency program will lower the regulatory burden for businesses that have a positive compliance history with DBPR as well as allow the department to f ocus its regulatory efforts in locations that may pose a highe r risk to public safety. Floridas restaurants and food trucks not only serve the citizens of the state, but also those who are visiting on vacation, so ensuring public safety is crucial to Floridas growinge conomy, said DBPR Secretary Ken Lawson. This new inspec-t ion frequency program allows the department to hone our regu latory efforts, which makes great business sense for our licensees and for Floridas taxpayers. U nder the new inspection frequency requirements, food service establishments will be c ategorized by risk levels rated one through four. Assigned risk l evels directly coincide with how many inspections establish-m ents are required to undergo each fiscal year. For example, t hose assigned to level one will be required to undergo one inspection each fiscal year, whereas those assigned to level four will be required to undergo f our inspections each fiscal year. Additionally, the requirement f or the department to conduct an inspection each time a complaint is received will remain the same. An establishments initial classification shall be assigned upon annual inspection or upona pplication for a license and verified at the licensing inspection.A dditionally, at the beginning of each fiscal year, DBPR will r eassess each establishments inspection frequency classification and reclassify an establishment, if necessary. DBPR has a v ery robust website as well as the DBPR mobile app where consumers can go to view an e stablishments inspection results anytime as well as an e stablishments newly assigned risk level. T he Department of Business and Professional Regulation l icenses and regulates more than 1 million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and certified publ ic accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. F or more information, visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com. K EFFER CORNER RickKeffer New law on food inspections Thefoodpantry needsdonations ofnon-perishable food items all year round. For more information, call:904.261.7000 1303 Jasmine Street, Fernandina Beach, FL. 32034N L P S A
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 1 0A F RIDAY J ULY 2 5, 2014 N EWS -L EADER /F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA Team Fernandina Stingrays drowned their third opponent of the season, the Episcopal Amberjacks, by a score of 707 to 301. Senior Christian Purdy, above, br oke both team and pool r ecor ds in the 50 Fr ee with a time of 23.37. Taylor R adcliffe, above, re-broke her own record i n the 13-14 100 Individual Medley (1:03.90oke a 5-year-record in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:15.85. Grayson Dover, 6, set a record in the 25 Butterfly with a time of 42.26. Far right, Jake Dr ummond shows speed in the br eaststr oke, taking 2 seconds of f his personal best. Camp Priest, right, had a great m eet with A times in both the 50 Free a nd 100 Breast, and a first-place finish in t he backstr oke. T op left, Brady Whitehouse edges out Priest for first in the 100 Breast (1:08.98 to 1:09.13 with B times. Top right, Mary Ferguson, 12, pulls out a personal best time in the Fly. Above right, Bella Hutchinson gains points for TFS with a personal best time and four th in the IM. SWAMP EM KRAFT SCHOLAR SPORTS SHORTS B B a a s s k k e e t t b b a a l l l l t t r r a a i i n n i i n n g g Genetic Potential Academy will host process basketball training, a cutting-edge ball handling clinic and offensive clinic, arming players with innovative drills, concepts and footwork they never experienced before. Players will learn stationary and full court ball handling, dribbling 2-3 basketballs, court awareness, secret to jab step, advanced finishing at the rim options, perfecting shot off the dribble and elusive moves. The ball han dling clinic is Aug. 2 and offensive moves Aug. 3 at the Peck Center. Cost is $40 per player per session (early registration Register for both for $65. Walk-up is $50. Age groups include 8-11, 12-14 and 15 and up. Five hours per group per session. Elite group is $50 per session (early both, $60 walk-up. For information, contact Zach Rocheleau at 321-6783 or email geneticpotentialacade firstname.lastname@example.org. G G o o l l f f c c a a m m p p a a t t O O m m n n i i Omni Amelia Island Plantation will hold a Junior Golf Academy summer series with six weekly sessions available for children ages 817, who will have the opportunity to work with professional coaches to improve their golf skills. Sessions are July 29-Aug. 1, Aug. 1215 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 analy sis. Snacks will be provided. Miniature putt championship challenge on the final day. Hat and shirts are 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 277-5907, email email@example.com or visit OakMarsh OceanLinks.com. E E l l m m S S t t r r e e e e t t L L i i t t t t l l e e L L e e a a g g u u e e Elm Street Little League will hold its annu al sports awards banquet at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the MLKCenter. For information, contact President Wayne Peterson at 753-1663. R R e e g g i i s s t t e e r r f f o o r r s s o o c c c c e e r r Registration for the Amelia Island Youth Soccers fall season is open. Visit www.aiy soccer.com to register or contact Lee Burchett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Amelia Island Youth Soccer has partnered with Soccer Made In America and the Chicago Blast Soccer Club. S S p p o o r r t t s s a a s s s s o o c c i i a a t t i i o o n n Nassau County Sports Association meets at 7 p.m. the first T uesday at the county build ing, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609. P P o o p p W W a a r r n n e e r r r r e e g g i i s s t t r r a a t t i i o o n n Fernandina Beach Pop Warner football and cheerleader registration is now open for the 2014 season. Register online at www leaguelineup.com. Register in person at the field house, corner of 1 1th and Beech streets, from 5:30-7 p.m. July 28-31. 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 s The McArthur Family YMCAis registering for Fall volleyball and soccer. Regi-stration runs through Aug. 10 and the season will begin the week of Sept. 2. There are spots available in the basketball and volleyball camp July 28 through Aug. 1. Stop by the McArthur Family YMCA on Citrona Drive or email email@example.com. S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s s The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904 271 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www .ameliaislandsailing.org. SUBMITTED The first annual scholarship from Kraft Tennis Partners was awarded in June to Fernandina Beach High School senior Kathryn (Katyeaver. The $500 award was presented by KTP Board President Patti Clifford, right, and Scholarship Committee Chairman Paul Griffin, left. Weaver impressed the KTP scholarship committee with her academic achievements, r efer ences and impr essive work ethic. She will attend Florida Atlantic University in the fall.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11A F RIDAY J ULY 25, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader B OYS & GIRLS CLUB BASKETBALL CAMP PHOTOS BY ALAN DONALDSON/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER B oys T e am Champions, top left, Jor d an Felton, Hunter Mooney Sam Simmons Coleman Hawkins, Er vin Fouts with Jordan Warner. Girls Team Champions, top right, Christina Jackson, Nadia White, Hadleigh White, T a ylor Monroe with Alex Garrett. Above left, Boys Free Throw winner Josua Balack with Karri Nantz, D.J. Wooten, Bella Hutchinson and Alex Garrett. Above right, Boys Hot Shot Winner Jordan Felton with Karri and Jacob Nantz, Wooten and Garrett. Below, A11 MVP Winners Jordan Felton and Live Warren with Nantz. Below middle, Girls Hot Shot Champ and Fr ee Thr o w winner Nadia White with W o oten and Hutchinson. Bottom, T e amwork A war d W inner Ervin Fouts with Bill Gower and Nantz. Missing is Three Point winner Jake Cartrette. The Miller Freedom Boys & Girls Club in Nassauville was the venue for a basketball camp June 23-26. For ty young people, from third through ninth grade, learned advanced game-playing skills under the expert tutelage of volunteer Coach Jacob Nantz, the girls varsity basketball coach at Fer nandina Beach High School. He was aided by Julie Fournier, Alex Garrett, Bella Hutchinson, Kar ri Nantz, Jor dan W ar ner and D.J. W ooten. The club has a full-size gym with six basketball back boards and the 30 boys and 10 girls were assigned to teams for competition the final day The kids also heard valuable words from Nantz, Police Chief Jim Hurley and Bill Gower, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs Foundation, stressing the importance of integrity in both spor ts and life, the meaning of citizenship and how aca demic success at school overshadows success in sports.
12A F RIDAY J ULY 25, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Lime Street reopens Thursday; repaving of US 17 begins Aug. 3 Lime Street in Fernandina B each was scheduled to be open to two-way traffic starting a t noon Thursday, according to the Nassau County Road & Bridge Department. For additional information, contact Road & Bridge at 491-7334 or toll free at 1-877-588-6860. Resurfacing of US 17 in N assau County has begun from the Duval County line to I-95. D uval Asphalt Products Inc., is the contractor and began construction work on the project July 14 with drainage and earthwork with subsurface work beginning this week. Actual paving is not expecte d to begin until Aug. 3. The project is scheduled to b e completed winter 2015 at a cost of $3.98 million. The project consists of removing existing pavement, rebuilding the road base and shoulder, drainage improvem ents, repair and build curbs and gutters, update traffic sign als and highway signs, build or improve sidewalks and a bicycle path and other minor construction as needed to ensure a safe and efficient travel area. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the c onstruction site. Work will be performed during the day with i ntermittent lane closures Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anticipate nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Flagmen and cones will be u sed to assist with traffic movement. F or additional information regarding this project or other FDOT projects around Northeast Florida, visit www.nflroads. com. POLITICS IN BRIEF L L o o w w C C o o u u n n t t r r y y B B o o i i l l The Nassau County Democratic Executive Committee invites all to thea nnual Low Country Boil to be held on Saturday, Aug. 16 a t the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, F ernandina Beach at 6 p.m. Most of the states Democratic candidates running for office in the November elections will be in attendance as well as the state Democratic Party chair. T ickets ($50 eache a vailable from DEC members a nd at par t y headquar ters located at the cor n er of Eighth and Date streets in Fer nandina Beach (phone is 261-3364). For further information c ontact Carla Voisard at (904 849-7076 or c email@example.com. C C r r e e n n s s h h a a w w e e n n d d o o r r s s e e d d State Sen. Aaron Bean, State Rep. Janet Adkins and a long list of local elected officials from the Beaches formally a nnounced t heir str ong s upport to reelect Ander Cr e nshaw to the U.S. Congress at a reception on Monday. Visit www.AnderC renshaw.com for informat ion about Cr enshaws record. C renshaw APUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY J ULY 25 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Tickets are on sale for Once On This Island, Jr. at Amelia Community Theatre. This junior version of the Br oadw ay musical is presented by the 40 musical theat er campers at ACT who are ages 8 through 17, and directed b y Kristin Sakamoto. Performances are at 7 p.m. tonight and 2 p .m. on J uly 26 in the main s t ag e theater at 207 Cedar St. All tickets are $10 and are available at www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org or by calling 261-6749. SOUNDS ON CENTRE Sounds on Centre, presented by the Historic Fernandina Business Association, will host the ne xt concert of the 2014 season on Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m. in downtown Fernandina Beach, on Centre Street between Front and Second. Jimmy Beats, reggae artist, will play Caribbean soulf ul beats. Over the y ears, man y musician s have influenced Jimmy, none so much as Bob Marley. His music not only transcends racial, socio-economic and g eographical boundaries, but also draws you down a path that enlightens the soul. Residing in Northeast Florida, Jimm y is a fixture on Amelia Island. Sounds on Centre is a free e vent f un for the entire f ami ly T-shirts will be available for purchase. Raffle drawings will be held throughout the event with prizes donated by local community businesses and retailers. All proceeds go to advertising efforts of the organization. ANGELSPEAKE EVENT T he A me lia I sland B ook Festival, set for Feb. 19-21, will present Angelspeake by Trudy Griswold at a wine and cheese reception Aug. 1 fr om 4:30-6:30 p .m. at a private home on Amelia Island Plantation. Author of four books, G riswolds first, Angelspeake, is no w in its 23rd printing (Simon & Schuster). She has been f eatured on national TV and a PBS-TV document ary G risw old will show you how easy it is to contact your own angels to receive their guidance, love and support. Her books will be available for purchase and inscription. Make a private consult ation appointment with her if y ou choose. Tickets are $35. Make checks payable to AIBF, P.O. Box 15286, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Call (706) 499-0796 or email info@ameliaislandbook-f estival.com. K ILLER S B LUES F ESTIVAL PARTNERSWITH B ARNABAS PAGE 5B A A c c a a m m p p l l i i k k e e n n o o o o t t h h e e r r SIN PERRY News-Leader Anticipation filled the air a s the girls huddled on the floor, ever so thoughtfully crafting a habitat for the rare Bunchi Bird. The bird boasts not only feathers, but also fur and scales, the students explained as they transformed a square board into blue ponds with g el paint, miniature hills using sand and stones and crafted tiny trees for shade. T he Bunchi Bird is not r eal they created him from t heir imaginations as part of t he conser v ation camp on o ffer this summer at White Oak in Yulee. But the lessons the imaginary creature offers are real and important, says Brandon Speeg, director of conservation education at the sprawling center located on 7,500 acres along the St. Marys River. White Oak w as founded in 1982 to conserve threatened species through conservation breeding programs and the support of training,r esearch, education and protection and partnerships with global organizations such as the International Rhino Foundation, the Okapi Conser vation Project, the Wildlife Conservation Societya nd the Wildlife Conservation N etwork. P HOTOS BY SIN PERRY/NEWS-LEADER Avni Dutta, Lauren Dubberly, Dominique Chemaly and Brooke McAbee, clockwise from top, at left, create a habitat for the rare Bunchi Bird d uring conservation camp at W hite Oak in Yulee. Above, a g iraffe peers at a visitor. At White Oak, kids enter the world of conservation Speeg CAMP Continued on 2B Rivers run through summere x chan ge J ERIE MESSER LUKEFAHR For the News-Leader For one entire month this summer, two Presbyterian ministers have crisscr ossed the Atlantic to swap jobs: the R ev. Wain Wesberry, of First P r esbyterian, Fer nandina, a nd the Rev. Scott Burton of St. Matthews, Church of Scotland in Per th. A total of 3,500 nautical miles of Atlantic Ocean, plus two rivers the Amelia River and the T ay in Perth conn ect the two cities. The bodi es of water on both sides of the pond pr o vide r ecr e ation, transportation, a habitat for wildlife and livelihood for the r esidents of both communities. And it was the T ay flowing past the front of the doors St. M atthews, that first becko ned Burton to take up whitew ater kayaking. In his first book, Holy Whitewater (Astwood Publishing Burton offers this insight about water spirituality and T he Rev Wain Wesberry of First Presbyterian Church of Fer nandina Beach, left, with The Rev. Scott Bur t on of St. M atthews, Church of S cotland, Per th. The t wo have swapped posts in a summer exchange. Burton is an avid whitewater kayaker, above, and uses those lessons in his ministr y SUBMITTED PHOTO COURTESY OF SHAUN WARD PHOTOGRAPHY Jazz Fest names 201 4 headliners MICHAEL RO THSCHILD F or the News-Leader J J azz tr umpeter and com p oser Randy Brecker, a m ultiple Grammy A wards winner, and monster jazz organ player Tony Monaco are set to headline the 2014 Amelia Island Jazz Festival, it was announced recently by AIJF Ar tistic Dir ector Les D eMerle. A hugely successful p erformer who has sold well o ver a half million albums as a solo artist, Brecker will be performing a tribute to the Br ecker Br o thers in honor of his late brother Michael, on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Omni Resor ts Amelia Island Plantation. Cr edited with aug m enting the sound of jazz, R &B and rock for more than four decades, Randy Br e ckers tr u mpet and flugelhor n per for mances have graced hun dreds of albums by a wide range of recording artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and P arliament/Funkadelic to F rank Sinatra, Steely Dan and J aco Pastorius. T ony Monaco, who will appear on Friday Oct. 17 at the Omni, is a leader in the revival of the Hammond B3 organ in RIVERS Continued on 5B PHOTO BY MERRI CYR Randy Brecker SUBMITTED T ony Monaco JAZZ Continued on 5B O FF & O N T HE I SLAND
2B F RIDAY J ULY 25, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS American Legion Post 54 will serve spaghetti with Bolognese meat sauce, salad and garlic bread from 5:30-7 p.m. tonight f or an $8 donation. On July 26 from 5-7 p.m. the Legionnaires will s erve meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans for an $8 donation. The Post is located at 626 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. VFW Post 4351 will hold a Chicken Parmesan Dinner at 5:30 p.m. tonight for an $8 d onation. Dinner will include Chicken Parmesan, pasta, s alad and bread. Karaoke to follow. For more information call 432-8791. The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its monthly coffee on Aug. 14. W omen interested in joining the club and who reside in N assau County (no matter how long they have lived here) are welcome to attend. For further information contact Lucy Bryan at (90419 o r Lcybryn@sonic.net, or visit w ww.newcomersofameliaisland.com. The Dunes & Tunes Arts and Music Festival anda mateur sand sculpting competition will be held on A ug. 16 at Main Beach. J oin the city Parks and Recreation D epartment and the Sand Lovers sculpting team in a competition, held in conjunction with the art and music festival. Registration opens at1 1 a.m. and the competition runs from noon to 3 p.m. Fee i s $10 solo 12 and under, $15 solo 13 and up and $30 per team. For information contact Jay at 310-3361 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The fifth annual Great S outhern Tailgate Cook-off i s Aug. 22-23 at Main Beach i n Fernandina Beach. Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the event includes professional barbecue competition teams competing for cash prizes. Admission is $5 per persona nd the event features free l ive entertainment, including B each Street Blues Band and more. For information, visit www.gstailgatecookoff.com. The first-ever Amelia Con will be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center and the Womans Club on Sept. 5-7. This event i s Amelia Island s anime, comic book, animation, video game, fantasy, sci-fi, and pop culture convention. The day of fun features celebrity and comic book guests, cosplay ers, artists, writers, Q&As, films, exhibits and more.T ickets start at $10. For inform ation or to purchase tickets v isit www.ameliacon.com. The Amelia Island Charity Group will host a Navy Seal Foundation Patriots Day Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon on Sept. 11. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road. Fashions will be shown f rom Lori & Lulus. State Rep. Janet Adkins will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are a $25 donation and all proceeds will benefit the Navy Seal Foundation. Online registration is available at: www.ameliaislandnavysealfoundation.org/events or m ail a check payable to the Navy Seal Foundation to P.O. Box 15698, Fernandina Beach, FL32034. Contact Carol Carter with any questions at 261-9193. Registration deadline is Aug. 3 1. THEATER A melia Musical Playhouse presents The S ound of Music tonight and July 26 at 7:30 p.m. This family-friendly features local talent and live music from a 9piece orchestra. Tickets are $20 adults and $15 students and available at ameliamusi-c alplayhouse.com through Brown Paper Tickets, or at the AMPbox office each morning a nd evening. Box office tickets cash or check please. Or, c all 277-3455, leave a mess age and someone will return y our call. The theater is locate d at 1955 Island Walk Way, Fernandina Beach. Email i email@example.com. Amelia Community Theatre will hold ActorsN ight Out at 7 p.m. on Aug. 1 in the main stage theater l obby at 207 Cedar St. Adults interested in auditioning or volunteering for a pro duction are invited to attend to learn about upcoming shows such as Always a Bridesmaid, Collected Stories, SherlockH olmes and the Case of the C hristmas Carol, and Grease. T he event, for ages 18 and over, is an informal opportunity to meet the directors and read scenes aloud, while enjoying light refreshments. For more information, call 261-6749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. J oin the Rendezvous F ilm Festival for a ribbon cutting, hors doeuvres and jazz to celebrate the new film, music and gaming fes tival commemorating the history and cultural contributions of the famousE vans Rendezvous in A merican Beach on Aug. 7 a t 5 p.m. a t the Ocean Front Lawn, T he Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy Contact email@example.com or visit www .Rendezvous Festival.com. The event is f ree and open to the public. R endezvous Festival, form erly the Amelia Island Film Festival, is accepting film submissions for its debut International Film and Music Festival on June 5-13, 2015 on Amelia Island and American Beach. For rules, r egulations, submission dates and fees visit www .rendezvousfestival.com. Fernandina Little Theatre announces the start-up of The Readers Troupe for actors interested in perf orming on stage, but not memorizing their lines. The initial gathering is set for Aug. 9 at 3:15 p.m. at FLT, 1014 Beech St., to prepare for a staged reading of a comedy in October. Any questions, contact Kate at fltplay@peop lepc.com. For information about FL Tactivities or events, visit ameliaflt.org. Amelia Musical Playhouse presents The Art of the Monologue: An Acting Course with Sinda Nichols on Aug. 12, 19, 27 and Sept. 2 from 2-4 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class is limited to 10 actors and is o pen to adults 18 and older with stage and/or classroom e xperience. Actors are strongly encouraged to bring 1to 2minute monologues. To enroll, email nichols. firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fee is $40. For information email or call Nichols at ( 910) 616-5148. Amelia Musical Playhouse is located a t 1955 Island Walkway. Tickets are on sale at Amelia Community Theatre for Bingo, the Winning Musical. AFlorida hurricane wont stop best girlf riends from playing bingo in this energetic, upbeat m usical comedy. T he audience gets to join in the fun with bingo games and prizes too. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Aug. 14-16, 21-23, 27-30 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24 at 207 Cedar St. Adult tickets are $20 and student tickets through high school are $ 10; purchase at ameliacommunitytheatre.org or call 2616749. Amelia Community Theatre announces that tickets are now on sale for Hair, the American Tribal Love Rock Musical. Performances are Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. on the main stage at 207 Cedar St. All tickets are $ 25 and may be purchased at a meliacommunitytheatre.org o r by calling 261-6749. This landmark musical premiered on Broadway in 1968. T he show contains adult language and situations and is rated R. For more information, call 261-6749 or email acthea email@example.com. The Regions Bank Summer Movie Classics Series returns to the Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville every Sunday at 2 p.m. until Aug. 31. July 2 7 will feature Gremlins. Not o nly are the classic movies s hown in a historic venue, but the movies are actual 35mm film shown on a 1927 film projector T i ckets are $7.50 each. V isit www .floridatheatre.com or call (904TS. A comedy hypnosis s how featuring Larry Silver w ill be at Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga., on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. T ickets are $15 and available at Once Upon a Bookseller in St. Marys or reserve will call at (912 1103. C ommemorating the 58th anniversary of Elvis Presleys 1956 engagement at the Florida Theatre, two of the world s most acclaimed Elvis Presley impressionists will perform at the Florida Theatre, 128 East F orsyth St., downtown J acksonville, at 8 p.m. Aug. 9. D id you attend one of E lvis 1956 Florida Theatre concerts? Like the Florida Theatre on Facebook and share your photos for a chance to win tickets or fro tickets call (904TS. J J a a z z z z a a t t A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n B B e e a a c c h h The American Beach Property Owners A ssociation will sponsor their last Summer Jazz Series of the year on Aug. 2 from 4-7p .m. at Burney Park at American Beach. Smooth jazz saxophonist Pierre Kendrick w ill perform. Bring your lawn chairs and come hungry and ready to relax and enjoy the music and atmosphere. Kendrick has performed all over the United States and abroad. For information email amerb firstname.lastname@example.org. B B l l u u e e s s c c o o n n c c e e r r t t Jacksonville singer/guitarist Daryl Hance will perform his brand of funky, bluesy, rock and roll music on Aug. 9 at the Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St. Doors open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Hance will perform songs from his new album, Land Of Trembling Earth, due out Aug. 5 on Pine Tar Recordings. Visit w ww.darylhance.com. Call 491-3332. C C o o u u n n t t r r y y j j a a m m Backwoods Country Jam will be held Sept. 27 at the Callahan Speedway, headlined by Justin Moore, ACM 2014 New Country Artist of the Year, with Jason Michael Carroll, Jon Langston, Amber DeLaCruz and more. B ackwoods Country Jam and its team members will help nonprofits in North Florida and South Georgia fundraise through ticket s ales and involvement in the event. G ates open at 3:30 p.m. Moore takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. The will be food, merchandise and drinks. Tickets are $40 at facebook.com/backwoodscountryjam, Gone Gorgeous (Yulee) and Tastys (Fernandina at ticketmaster com July 1-3 (presale then July 14 or call (904 b email@example.com. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d The Nassau Community Band is an e nsemble 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 School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email info@nassaucommunity b and.com, call band President Chuck B elinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau C ommunity Band on Facebook. 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 d eats for information on special events i ncluding appearances by The Usual S uspects with Pam and Davis T urner on Sunday afternoons. Y o u 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. E E m m e e r r a a l l d d G G o o a a t t The Emerald Goat, 96106 Lofton Square, Yulee. Live music. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:30-1 0:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by l ocal musician T erry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family. No cover charge. C all Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., presents Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 321-2324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at email@example.com. I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence H olmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., presents live music. Call 491-8999 or email kell firstname.lastname@example.org. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday. C all 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar a nd 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 Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 A tlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live i nside Wednesdays; and line dancing classe s with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. T hursdays. Visit w ww sandybottomsamelia.com. 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. Starting July 24,S hef f ield s will host a weekly country night on T hursdays with a dance floor and country music DJ. On July 26 at 7 p.m., four local artists will paint the iconic Jack Daniels statues inside the bar. They win based on your votes the next two weeks. There will be live music and prizes. Call 491-8999 or email email@example.com. Join them onF acebook or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae W ednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macys in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in theB reakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. V isit w ww.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on F acebook and T witter T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., presents DJ Roc on the deck Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith Fridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey BadgersS aturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-571 1 or email k firstname.lastname@example.org. Join them on F acebook or visit www thesurfonline.com. Submit items and updates for this calen dar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at email@example.com. MUSIC NOTES F ill in the square s so that each row, column and 3-by-3 box contain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the W edne sda y B-section. Wednesday, July 23 Solution O UTAND A BOUT There are few other places in the world where visitors can see in the most natural habitats possible the r hinos and Okapi mentioned above and more, from cheetahs to Grevys zebras to Cape buffalo, notes Brandy Carvalho, development officer with the White Oak Conser vation Foundation. While the center of fers limited lunch and lear n and other events to the public ever mindful of the delicate balance between educational outreach and the welfare of the species in its care the summer camps ser ve a vital mission of educating future generations about conser va tion, in a hands-on way not available anywhere else, said Carvalho. e want it to be a unique, immersive experience, said Speeg. Its giving childr en a conser vation edu cation foundation they can use to excel. Obviously it s a com pletely dif ferent learning environment than a traditional classroom. Campers lear n fr om lead ing experts in diverse life sciences and engage in stimulating pr ograms wher e they can touch, smell and truly experience wildlife and habitats while learning about the threats they face and the work necessary to ensure their survival. A typical day might start in the centers clinic, whether its observing an exam or a medical procedure, followed by a hike, wher e campers cr eate ethograms a catalogue or inventor y of behaviors for the cr eatures they encounter. Theres also the usual fun stuff including swimming parties, river tours, campfires and ice cream parties. But at White Oak, campers also work on a gr oup pr oject they identify at the start of their stay so they can host a conser vation fair for their parents and guardians on the final day replete with artwork, educational displays, games and even a T-shirt design, said Speeg. Sales of ar twork and T shirts will help fund White Oak s conser vation work, so the students also are giving back. This is the summer camp that can change one student at a time, said Nita Hurley, a teacher at Discover y Montessori School in Jacksonville Beach and camp instr uctor at White Oak. ere really about empowering children to know they can be agents of change and are capable of making a difference, said Hurley, who has par tner ed with White Oak for a number of years to bring conser vation education into the classr oom. Conservation is a really good subject to teach, said Speeg, noting it encompasses everything from science and geography to ethics, the humanities, economics and ecology. At Discover y Montessori, for example, as students learned about the greater onehorned rhino, White Oak connected them with a school in Nepal and a pen-pal relationship was born. The beauty of that, said Speeg, was not just for the children in Jacksonville Beach. Its good for the kids in Nepal in that they see that their wildlife is valuable and valued by others, he said, which is critical to the future of conservation. And the Montessori students benefit by visiting White Oak to see first-hand what theyve learned in the classroom. Its a model were more interested in rather than bringing thousands of kids through for a one-hour visit wher e they might not take all that much away , said Speeg. Ever ybody weve talked to has immediately wanted in. They do understand it can be a great service. Now children also can get the experience in weeklong, immersive camps as well as day pr ograms for younger kids. e want to become known as the place for conservation education, said Speeg. Added Carvalho, Everybody says, I wish there was something like this when I was growing up. Hopefully people will embrace it. For applications and mor e information, contact 225-3396 or email firstname.lastname@example.org g. V isit www .whiteoak wildlife.org. email@example.com C C o o n n s s e e r r v v a a t t i i o o n n C C l l a a s s s s r r o o o o m m White Oak conservation center in Y ulee is of fering new expanded educational programs for all ages as part of its Conservation Classroom project. These programs aim to teach and inspire conservation action through lesson plans that make the wilderness the classroom. Children learn from leading experts in diverse life sciences and engage in stimu lating programs where they can touch, smell and truly experience wildlife and habitats while learning about the threats they face and the work necessary to ensure their survival. Camp includes swimming, river tours, campfires, the famous Big Game Room and more. There are both overnight and day camp options. For applications and more information, contact 225-3396 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. White Oak also works with local nonprofits to identify students who would benefit from scholarships. Visit www.whiteoakwildlife.org. C AMP Continued fr om 1B
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY J U LY 25, 2014/News-Leader Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm S aturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8 :00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6pm Tues H oly Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt Rev.Jose Kallukalam Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 www.springhillbaptistfb.org CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC D oug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm W ednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6t hStreetDr.Wain WesberryS enior Pastor D r.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults 261-3837www.first-presbyterianchurch-32034.org St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &Atlantic 8:30 am Holy Eucharist 9:15 am Breakfast 10:amHoly Eucharist 2nd Sunday of the month 6:00pmBeach Holy Eucharist atMain Beach 4th Sunday of the month 6:00pm Celtic Service904-261-4293www.stpeterparish.ort BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John KasperPASTORSunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Nursery Provided www .blackrockbaptist.com First Baptist ChurchFernandina BeachSUNDAY WORSHIP9:00 Life Groups 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM904-261-3617 FBFirst.com Traditional Family Worship . . . .8 am & 11 am (weekly communion at 8 am Contemporary Worship. .9:30 am in Maxwell Hall Sunday School for alll Ages. . .9:30 am & 11 am Wednesday Dinner (Aug-Maypm Discoverthe Difference atAmelia Baptist ChurchPastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-8527 WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL ENew Vision Congregational Church,U U C C C CWorship Sundays at 10:00 am96074 Chester Road in YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. 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I m talking a knock-down, black eye, bruised ribs fight. I know, not somet hing you would expect a pastor to talk about but it happened just the s ame. If it helps, I was only a teenager at the time and by no means claiming to be a follower of Christ. It all began when a group of guys walked by the T-shirt shop where m y girlfriend was working. When one of them called out to her in an i nappropriate way, he was clueless as to who I was. When I stepped forw ard and asked if I could help him, he bowed up and so did the guys with him. Making the scene even more colorful was my left hand. It was in a freshly set cast from a skateboarding accident. I know teenage drama at its best. B y the time I found myself walking down the long c orridor to the back of the mall w ith the entire gang, it was clear m y righteous jealousy was not asking my common sense for any advice. My mind w as made up. I was going to enforce t he boundary that the arrogant guy h ad crossed. Thankfully, his buddies were true to their word and let the bout be between me and him alone. When it was all over, Im happy to report, I came out on top though Id id have a really big black eye. When his buddies finally decided to peel m e off him, I knew I had earned all of their respect. Actually, they shook m y hand and invited me out to lunch. Now you might be asking why I a m sharing such a story here. Trust me; I had to ask the same thing. The only answer I can come up with is respect. Without it, no meaningful relationship can exist. The Bible is f ull of examples. No, Im not talking about fostering physical violence but r ather the establishing of appropriate boundaries that encourages right b ehavior. The world-renowned author and Christian psychologist Dr. James Dobson has done a fantastic job explaining the principle in his book, Love Must be Tough. In it, he too shares a similar story of a teenageb rawl that earned him a great friendship with the very guy he had been i n conflict with. Whether we are talking about how one country relates to a nother, how employees and employers interact, parents and children, h usbands and wives, its basically all the same. Having proper boundaries of mutual respect is essential to healthy relationships. Thankfully, unlike my teenage a ltercation, there are many other more desirable ways of drawing such l ines in the sand. Take for instance Gods handling of Adam and Eve in t he Garden. They chose to do things their own way instead of following Gods guidelines for living. The consequence was that they could no longer stay in His garden of paradise. It was their choice and God simply enforced the boundary He had set.T he rest is human history. Thankfully, God is not only just but m erciful. If we decided that we dont like where we are, Hell take us back, b ut His boundaries are still His boundaries. I cant tell you how many parents and grandparents Ive watched struggle with this simple truth. Adult children still living at home but not wanting to follow the rules of the house. I m telling you, without proper respect, things only get worse not b etter. The truth is we help no one by letting them constantly trample o n reasonable guidelines for healthy living. Though not always fun having to enforce, the hope of having a healthy relationship makes it worth it in the end. Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters World Outreach Center. email@example.com L L a a t t i i n n A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n d d i i n n n n e e r r L a Tierra Prometida (The P romise Land) Church will host its monthly fundraising dinner from 5-7 p.m. July 26. Requested minimum donation for each homemade ally ou can eat authentic Hispanic meal featuring d electable foods from Mexico, El Salvador, H onduras, Puerto Rico and Uruguay is $7 to help cover the costs of the food. All donations received above the costs of food will be used to help the church realize its dr eam of pur chasing the for m er Baptist Chur ch it calls h ome. Come enjoy a time of f ood, fun and fellowship at 416 Alachua St., corner of Fifth and Alachua in downtown Fer nandina Beach. U U n n i i t t y y I I s s l l e e o o f f L L i i g g h h t t Special guest John Z immer man will lead the July 2 7 service at Unity Isle of L ight with a message on the power of forgiveness to transform lives. The service will also include a time for medita tion. Unity Isle of Light meets at 10 a.m. on the second and four th Sunday of the month a t the American Beach C ommunity Center, 1600 Julia S t. on Amelia Island. All are invited and children are welcomed. The center is ADA compliant. Unity is positive, practical Christianity that promotes a way of life that leads to health, pr osperity happi ness and peace of mind. T o l earn more contact Marcia B rown, spiritual leader and coordinator, at 415-0822. U U U U s s u u m m m m e e r r s s e e r r v v i i c c e e s s The local Unitarian Universalist congregation has a special series of services planned for July and August. A ll presentations take place in Fernandina at the usual location at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., at 10:45 a.m. Sundays. T he minister-lead services a r e exploring the book Living D eeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Ever y day Life. All ar e wel come. For mor e infor mation email firstname.lastname@example.org g. 2 2 4 4 / / 7 7 B B i i b b l l e e r r e e a a d d i i n n g g T he community is invited t o join Living Waters World O utreach Center as they host the 12th annual around the clock Bible Reading begin ning July 28 in the sanctuar y at 96282 Brady Point Road, off A1A just west of the Shave Bridge. The Bible will be r ead v erse by verse beginning with G enesis 1:1 at 6 a.m. Monday a nd ending with Revelation 22:21 late Thursday after noon. People of all ages will r ead in 15-minute inter vals. Anyone interested in reading should call the church office at 321-2117 or stop by to signu p. Observers may come by w henever time allows. T he entir e r eading will be streamed live on the Internet. Log onto www .livingwatersoutr each.org on Monday and select the homepage link to the Bible r eading. 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 J oin the Salvation Army H ope House as they celebrate the goodness of a God and a re changed by the power of the Gospel message during the worship service on July 29 at noon. They will be picking up again in the Gospel of J ohn, Chapter 5. For more i nfor m ation, call 321-0435 or s top by the Hope House, located at 410 S. Ninth St. J J a a z z z z V V e e s s p p e e r r s s St. Peters Episcopal Church will again host a Jazz Vespers service on Sunday,A ug. 3 at 6 p.m. Some of the f avorite musicians will particip ate. Blue Muse musicians for the service are Sarah Lee, tr u mpet, Er n ie Ealum, bass, T ony Steve, vibraphone, Rick Kirkland, dr ums, and Jonah Pierre, piano. St. Peters has hosted thr ee Jazz V espers services in t he last year. It also hosts B lue Muse annually for its All S aints celebration, which will be held Nov 2 at the 9 a.m. service. The church is located at 801 Atlantic A ve. in Fernandina Beach. A free will offering will be taken. For infor mation contact Jan Pitts S mith at 261-4293 or j email@example.com. M M e e n n s s c c o o n n f f e e r r e e n n c c e e Men thr oughout North Florida ar e invited to attend an all-day confer ence sponsor ed by the Diocese of St. Augustines Center for FamilyL ife, on Aug. 23 from 8:30 a .m.-4:30 p.m., at the Wyndh am River walk, Jacksonville. Speakers include promin ent Catholic personalities: Father Larry Richards, founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation; Jesuit Father M itch Pacwa, TV and radio h ost on Eter n al Word T elevision Network (EWTN and founder of Ignatius Pr o ductions; Doug Bar r y founder of RADIX, and Bishop Felipe J. Estevez of the Diocese of St. Augustine will start off the day celebrat-i ng Mass. T he conference is open to a ll men of high school age and older. Cost includes lunch and is $40 until Aug. 10 and $50 beginning Aug. 11. Call Deacon Lar r y Geinosky (904 R CIA is it for you? If you ar e inter e sted in becoming Catholic or ar e a Catholic who would like to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confir mation, the Rite of C hristian Initiation of Adults a t St. Michaels Catholic C hur c h on T uesdays, fr om 6:45-8:15 p.m., star t ing on Aug. 26. For more information, call 261-3472. P P r r i i n n c c e e o o f f P P e e a a c c e e Prince of Peace Lutheran C hurch, 2600 Atlantic Ave., a cross from Fort Clinch, h olds a ser vice of traditional worship and communion on Sundays at 9 a.m. Childrens Sunday School and Adult Bible Study are at 10:15 a.m. a nd praise worship and communion at 11 a.m. P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p Mom, me Playgroup for m oms and infants-preschoole rs meets ever y Thursday m orning in Noahs Place at First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St. in downtown Fer nandina Beach. Noah s Place is open fr om 9 a.m.noon for moms to gather, socialize and network whilec hildren grow and learn t hrough play and interaction. A ll are welcome. If you have questions, call the church of f ice at 261-3837 or visit www .first-presbyterianchur ch-32034.or g. B B i i b b l l e e s s t t u u d d y y Y ulee United Methodist C hurch announces a new s ummer adult Bible study c lass on the Book of Romans at 7:30 p.m. ever y Thursday taught by Linda Jones. Phone 225-0231 for details. S S u u m m m m e e r r h h o o u u r r s s St. Peter s Episcopal C hurchs summertime schedu le is Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Holy E ucharist; 9:15 a.m. br e ak fast; and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. The second Sunday of each month at 6 p.m., Holy Eucharist is held at Main Beach. The four th Sunday of the month featuresa Celtic service at 6 p.m. at t he church, 801 Atlantic Ave., F er nandina Beach. PULPIT N OTES P astor R ob Goyette Godspell benefit A ug. 1, 2 J ACKSONVILLE The Gospel of St. Matthew will r eceive a rockin contemporary spin when Apex Theatre Studio presents Godspell on Aug. 1 and 2 in Taliaferro Hall at St. Johns Cathedral, 256 E ast Church St. Proceeds will benefit C hurch Without Walls, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese o f Florida that reaches across social boundaries to create community, connection and meaning. An instant hit when it was produced Off-Broadway in 1971, Godspell offers a varietyo f musical styles and theatrical f or m ats to make the Gospel of S t. Matthew accessible to todays audiences. Its muchloved scor e includes the hits Day By Day and Pr epar e Y e The Way. Artistic director, Ian Mairs, created the Summer MusicalT heatre Intensive along with v ocal coach Matt Mor gan to p r o vide a small but mighty group of theater students the oppor tunity to work at an advanced level of training. The cast includes students from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and Stanton CollegeP reparatory School. T he r ole of Jesus will be per f ormed by visiting teaching artist Jonathan Moussett, who is completing a bachelor of music at FSU in musical the atr e performance and is curr ently in Alhambras production of Shr ek. S how times ar e Aug. 1 at 8 p .m. and Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. and 8 p .m. in T aliafer r o Hall at St. Johns Cathedral. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. V i sit apextheatrejax.com. RELIGION NOTES Free musical opportunity for kids Amelia Baptist Church has welcomed Devin and Elizabeth Clevenger of C levenger Creations Musical Theatre C ompany as its childrens choir directors. The husband and wife team recently moved her e from New York City and have worked with childrens musical theater in several states. C hildren in grades 1-5 will experience a Christmas musical to perform at Amelia Baptist Church for family and friends. The Light Has Come contains high-energy s ongs, beautiful ballads and a fun and q uirky script that finally takes listeners to the meaning of Christmas. The childr e n will focus on the essentials of musicals: stage acting, healthy singing technique, acting through song and self-c onfidence. This is a free educational opportunity on Wednesdays, starting Aug. 6 from 6:157:30 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church, whose p rimary focus is to understand that our t alents are given by God and can be used for His glory. Contact Pam Helton at 261-9527 or phel firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The church is located at 961167 BuccaneerT rail, at the roundabout where Buccaneer Trail meets South Fletcher Avenue.
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We all want to make these occasions special and memor able for our guests. Many gardeners tend to schedule e vents around peak bloom or harvest in order to share the beauty and flavor fromt heir garden. Unfortunately nature does not always cooperate. It seems we are saying, You should have been here last week or, Come back next week when the flowers will be at their peak. No need to worry. It may be conside red cheating by the purist, but isnt it all about creating a great space and event foro ur guests? Consider adding some fun flower accents. Metal flower sculptures like daisy bouquet stakes, hollyhock stem stakes or aluminum fiddleheads insure color throughout the season. Or make it fun with faucet handle flowers (gardeners.com), which are sure to spark some c onversation amongst your guests. You can also add some extra color with a bit of floral paint. Use garden colors to paint seedheads of flowers past their prime. Just cover the stem and leaves to insure o nly the seedheads get painted for a more r ealistic look. It might fool your guests or g ive them a good idea for their own garden. Or stop by your local garden center. Many have flowering planters and large size annuals that you can use to fill in voidsa nd add color to the garden. Pot a few of these and use them as centerpieces on the tables. A search of the garage or visit to a thrift store may find reasonably priced fun items you can convert into containers. Keep your guests comfortable and the mosquitoes at bay with the gentle breeze of a fan. Mosquitoes are weak fliers and the gentle breeze of a fan can keep them away. Or step it up with the help of geranium oil. Its natural, fragrant and can help repel m osquitoes. And be sure to include fresh-from-thegarden flavor in your beverages and dishes. A pot of basil or mint near the party means guests can flavor their own drink. T he hollow stem of lovage, cut down to size, makes a great straw for your tomatoj uice or bloody Mary. Your guests wont forget the fun of sipping their drink through t his celery-flavored straw. Then add some color and a gourmet touch to your salads with a few edible flowers. Nasturiums, roses and calendulas are just a few to consider. Just be sure they are e dible and pesticide-free before serving them to your guests. U se fresh-from-the-garden or container herbs for grilling, salads and your main c ourse. And consider drying a few herbs or starting cuttings from your plants to use as party favors. Dont let the sunset put an end to your celebration. Light up the evening with s olar illuminated planters, solar pathway lighting and decorative fiber optic lights. Org o old school and set votive candles in a mason jar or tucked safely in the garden. S o set aside some time to take a walk through the garden and plan a party or two for you, your family and friends to enjoy its beauty. Gardening expert, TV/ radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has w ritten over 20 gardening books, including Cant Miss Small Space Gar-dening and the Midwest Gardeners Handbook. She hosts T he Great Courses How to Grow Anything DVD series and the nationally syndicated M elindas Garden Moment segments. Myers is also a columnist and contributing editor f or Birds & Blooms magazine. Visit www.melindamyers.com for gardening videos and tips. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARDENERS SUPPLY COMPANY Metal flower sculptures like daisy bouquet stakes can instantly add interest and color to the garden. MuseumGumbo Shack coming to Food Network The Amelia Island Museum of Historys Gumbo Shack from the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in May will be featured on a new show on The F ood Network called Eating America. T he new series premieres on Monday at 9 p.m. According to TV Guide, the museums booth will be featured on Episode 2, which airs Aug. 4 at 9 p.m. The series is hosted by chef A nthony Anderson, who competed on the show Chopped a nd was also a judge on Iron Chef America. In the new series, Anderson will taste local specialties at fairs around the country and meet with the people who created them. In addition to the Isle of E ight Flags Shrimp Festival, Anderson will visit the Texas C rab Festival, Crystal Beach, Texas; the Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Champion Steak Cook Off, Magnolia, Ark.; the New Orleans Food Experience; Ribfest Chicago; Blue Ridge BBQ Festival, Tryon, N .C.; Long Grove Strawberry Festival, Long Grove, Ill.; and t he Rockwood Ice Cream Festival, Wilmington, Del. ISLAND MARKETS =The Fernandina Beach A rts Market will be open Saturday in downtown F ernandina Beach. Find a wide range of works by dozens of artists that are unique in both craft and value i ncluding pottery, fine jewelry, v isual art, garden art, wood f urniture, lamps, soaps, pet accessories, photography, glass, apparel and more from9 a.m.-1 p.m. to between North Seventh and Eighth streets. Newer vendors include D ot Updegraff and her husb and George, who have been c rafting for over 15 years. Retirement left them in a position to follow their hearts, and as Crafting From Our Hearts these lovebirds enjoy traveling and meeting people at differ ent ar t shows while they s how off their wooden, hand c ut items like yard signs, wall p laques and more. Hand painted messages are often patriotic, spiritual or inspirational, and always as fun and color ful as the pair that design them. Red Wolf Custom Crafts, a r egular at the Ar ts Market, b rings a truck and trailer l oaded with custom built furn iture from Blackshear, Ga. Ben Smitt III designs wooden boxes, lawn chairs and occasional tables that ar e unique. Popular pieces include painted redfish or perhaps a couple of shrimp that make ever y item a unique work of ar t. F or details visit F ernandinaBeachArtsMarket. com, find them on Facebook or call Joe at 557-8229. The Fernandina Beach Market Place will be open on July 26 fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, on Nor th Seventh S treet in downtown F ernandina Beach. An average of 30 food vendors join in the family friendly mor n ing. One of the newest vendors is All About U.S. Wild Alaska Salmon, with wild sockeye salmon, Alaska weathervane scallops and smoked salmon. Y oull find no antibiotics, high levels of PCBs, added pigment or growth hormones in their Sockeye fillets. They are wild, all natural and pure. Ribault Bakery, formerly known as Alexs Russian Bakery, still has Alex at the helm and he has recently invested in r e-branding his growing bakery with a new home located in the Riverside area of Jacksonville. Alex bakes white and whole-wheat loaves of organic, sourdough breads that have recently received the Slow Food First Coasts Snail of Approval. This pr ogram r ecognizes artisans with products that contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food supply of the First Coast region. Cross Creek Honey is another weekly vendor r ecog nized with the Snail of Approval. This family partnership has seasonal honey fla vors like Orange Blossom, Tupelo, Gallberry, Palmetto, Wildflower and Florida Ever glades. Beeswax Candles have been used for hundreds of years and have a symbolicr elationship to the Roman Catholic Church. Candles that ar e at least 51 percent beeswax are still used in some churches. The wax serves as a symbol of purity and the V ir gin Mar y because of its ori gin from the worker honeybee. Cr oss Cr eek also brings bath tr eats made with all natu ral ingredients. The July 26 market also will include one of Fernandinas newest brick and mortar businesses, Five Star Quick Lube at 1695 S. Eighth St. Welcome them at the far mers market to lear n mor e and pick up a discount coupon for your next oil change. Do you have a product, business or a nonprofit organiz ation youd like to see featured at the market? Call 5578 229, find them on Facebook, visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlac e.com or find manager Judie M ackie at the market to learn m ore. Amo La Pasta is a very popular vendor at the Amelia Farmers Market, aka the Fernandina Farmers Market. Offering a large variety of seasoned, dry pasta, you are sure t o find a flavor that suits your p alate. From a Garlic Parsley t o Whole Wheat Fettuccine to her Spicy Red Pepper Pasta, there is something for everyone. Amo La Pasta even offers orzo and pasta that is the perfect size for your homemade chicken noodle soup. If thec olorful pasta doesnt catch y our eye as you walk by, the s mell of the fresh herbs definitely will. Also at the market July 26 will be Deep Roots Meat. The Platt family br eeds and raises their cows on their own family far m, use only natural fer tiliz e rs on their fields, never a ntibiotics or hormones and f eed the cattle only grasses, forages, and hay they bale from their own property. They will have gr ound beef, London broil, old-fashioned bologna, fresh beef sausage, chuckr oasts, soup bones, stew meat a nd hand-cut steaks. T raders Hill grows fruit a nd vegetables on their own property using an aquaponic technique to provide local markets with pr oduce fr o m 100 percent sustainable practices. On their farm in Hilliard they use fish emulsions to gr ow fr uits and vegetables. T rader Hills produce will i nclude lettuce, tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, bok choi, pea tendrils, cabbage, okra, sugar peas, collar ds, purple top turnips, and swiss chard greens. Also available will be basil, green onions, chervil, chives, hyssop, and lovage. A t the market ever y Saturday is Flagship Coffees, a micro-batch coffee roaster of 100 percent organic Arabica coffee beans from Direct Trade or Certified Fair Trade farms only. After roasting their beans they package them in bags that are 100 percent r ecyclable and com postable, and put the roast date right on the bag. Winter Park Honey is at the market every Saturday with their regular sized honeys as well as their four-pack sampler with a variety of 2ounce honeys perfect for sampling, gift giving and traveling. Their most popular honey is the local Wildflower honey that includes pollen from all over the United States for all seasons, which may help allergy suf fer ers. The awar d-win ning honey is produced unheated and unprocessed.W ith hives located thr oughout Florida the bees are never treated with pesticides or antibiotics. Simply Savor y Olive Oils also is at the market every Satur day with six dif fer ent types of Extra V ir gin Olive Oils, five of which are infused. The Amelia favorite is the Greek Seasoning, which is Extra Virgin Olive Oil infused with garlic, lemon, thyme,r osemar y and or egano. However, many will tell you the Garlic Extra V ir gin Olive Oil is their favorite. Raw Garlic is infused with the olive oil to give an intense flavor Sign up for the E-Mail Newsletter at www.ameliafarmersmarket.com. The Amelia Far mers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. No pets, please. Call 557-4202 or visit www.ameliafarmersmarket.com.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H H i i n n g g e e d d b b o o o o k k b b o o x x e e s s J oin artist Eliza Holliday for a class on Haku Chitsu B oxes or Hinged Folded Book Boxes on Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St. T his is a one-day workshop with complete instruct ion on how to make a protective box for your most p recious book: whether it be a family heirloom, a personal journal, a rare book or a handmade book of your own. Learn the binding basics as you make this box form with closing clasp pins, and bind w ith paper or cloth you color yourself. Fee is $65, all mater ials included. For information and registration call Holliday at 5562517 or email email@example.com. Y Y o o u u t t h h a a r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Y outh art classes will be held at the Island Art A ssociation Educational Center on July 26 and Aug. 30, including Childrens Art for ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.; and Middle School Art for ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m. Classes are led by Diane Hamburg. Preregister at the Island Art Association Gallery, 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. W W i i l l d d l l i i f f e e e e x x h h i i b b i i t t T he sixth annual St. A ugustine Nature and W ildlife Exhibit takes place J uly 26-Aug. 31 at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. Fer nandina Beach ar t ist Theogenes Jose Gar cia-Luina is featur ed in the show. For information contact tegala-g firstname.lastname@example.org. The gallery is closed on Mondays. P P h h o o t t o o c c o o n n t t e e s s t t The Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB an Amelia Island Photo Contest for visitors and resid ents to submit original photography depicting what they t hink best portrays Amelia Island as a legendary island with a southern accent. A panel of local celebrity judges will judge the submissions. Submit original photos to www.ameliaislandphotocont est.com. All entries will be reviewed after the July 31 d eadline. Visit www.ameliaislandphotocontest.com, www.ameliaisland.com and the Amelia Island Facebook page for details. C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n s s e e x x h h i i b b i i t t T he Amelia Island Plantation Artists Guild & G allery presents Progeny, a childrens art exhibit, Aug. 12Sept. 20. The paintings and drawings installed in the corner gallery will be from the gallery members children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. This collection will hang for only a limited time so be sure to take a look at the original works of art f rom budding young artists. T he gallery is located at 94 A melia Village Circle at the O mni Spa & Shops. Open Tuesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. S S o o l l o o e e x x h h i i b b i i t t F ernandina Beach artist J ulianne French is holding h er first solo art exhibition, Ruin, at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 101 W est 1st St., Jacksonville. T wenty-three of her charcoal and ink drawings of ancient and moder n ar chitectur e will b e on display until Aug. 29. M useum admission is free a nd hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ART WORKS 5 B F RIDAY J ULY 25, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader jazz. As he has been with so many fledgling jazz organists, Jimmy Smith played a significant role in attracting Monaco to jazz and retaining his interest in the m usic. A critically acclaimed player, Monaco consistently ranks high among or g anists in Downbeat Magazines Annual Critics Poll. He has released several wellreviewed albums including his latest, Celebration: Life & Love & Music on t he Chicken Coup Label. N ow in its 11th year the AIJFs past h eadliners include numerous world-class artists such as David Sanborn, who commented, The Amelia Island Jazz Festival is authentic, exciting and charming. I love the island and I look for ward to coming back soon. Another stalwart performer, Ramsey Lewis, called theA IJF, the real deal because the focus is o n tr ue jazz music. Buckwheat Zydeco, S pyro Gyra and Mindi Abair are among the other notables to have appeared on the festival s stages. Accor ding to DeMerle, this year s lineup will follow in the best of festival traditions. e are very excited to have Randy, a longtime friend, and Tony this year both are highly regarded and among the w orlds finest on their respective instrum ents, he said. Fernandina Beach can t ruly look forward to some spectacular musical fireworks. T he AIJF, which will run from Oct. 16-19, will kick off with its annual pre-festival free concert in Amelia Park on Sunday, Oct. 12, with U.S. Navy Band Southeast. A Latin Jazz Night showcas-i ng one of the countrys hottest dance groups, El Nio and the Latin Jazz K nights, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 16, at Sandy Bottoms. Prior to the headl iner shows on Oct. 17 and 18, the festival will present this years AIJF Scholarship winner, saxophonist Luke Stribling and the Next Generation Jazz Band on the outdoor stage at the Omni. T he Dynamic Les DeMerle Band, w ith dazzling vocalist Bonnie Eisele and e xciting young saxophonist Hunter Diamond, will warm up each headliner show with high-energy sets. Accomplished and sultry singer Jilla Webb, Jr. will host the traditionally fun late night Jazz Jams, featuring the AIJFs 2014 musicians, in the Omnis Heron Room at the Racquet Park following the headliner sets on Oct. 17 and 18. T he festival is scheduled to end on S unday, Oct. 19, with a Dixie To Swing J azz Brunch, featuring DeMerles Amelia Island Jazz Festival All-Stars, plus E isele and the highly talented Dr. Bill Prince, at Davids Restaurant. Additionally during the week, the AIJF will present a Jazz In The Schools program, clinics, jam sessions and moret o be announced. A not for profit 501(c3 t he Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival, distributes proceeds toward a s cholarship program to fund educations for aspiring jazz musicians. Call (904 504-4772, visit www.ameliaislandjazz festival.com or email info@ameliaisland jazzfestival.com. M ichael Rothschild is president and o wner of Landslide Recor ds, a company t hat started up in 1981 in Atlanta, Ga. He spent 25 years working in motion picture production, distribution and marketing, from which he retired in 2005. He now concentrates solely on music business JAZZ Continued from 1B Killer Bs! Blues, Barnabas back at beach J AMES WEINSIER For the News-Leader The Amelia Island Blues Festival and partner the Barnabas Center return to w here it started, Main Beach, on Sept. 12 and 13. T he lineup for the fourth annual event includes a wide variety of acts, from the o ld-school Curtis Salgado and Bernard Allison to the future of blues in Samantha Fish and the John Curry Band. Other acts include John Primer, the Mojo Roots and the unique talents of Ben Prestage. Friday evening the Fernandina Beach High School Blues in School Bandf eaturing Roger Hurricane Wilson will kick off the festival. I n addition to bringing top-notch talent to the community and showcasing the local high school band, proceeds from premium parking located at the festival site will be shared with the Barnabas Center for Friday evenings program and the FBHS girls athletic programs on Saturday. Anyone who brings a donation of c anned goods or appropriate vital sundries for Barnabas to Friday evenings performance will get half off the gate ticket price. Those bringing canned good donations for Barnabas to the gate on Saturday will get a raffle ticket to win one of the artist autographed guitars that will be given a way during the show. For information and ticket sales visit:www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com or enter to win the VIP Island Getaway at ameliaisgetaway.com (includes two VIP tickets, two-night hotel accommodations, d inner for two and two official Blues Festival T-shirts). SUBMITTED T he Amelia Island Blues Festival collects donations for the Barnabas Centers emergency food pantry, above. This years festival returns to Main Beach, Sept. 12 and 13. life: In constantly expanding suburbia, kayaking can be about getting back to nature.I n a world that is more and m or e paranoid about security, kayaking can be about getting o ut of our comfor t zone to e njoy our vulnerability, said Burton. In a world of str e ss and competing demands, kayak ing can be about freedom and liberation fr om all that weighs us down. In our increasingly secular world that squeezes o ut our innate spirituality k ayaking can be about being at one with creation and, indeed, the Cr e ator The pr oceeds of his book are helping fund the refurbishing of St. Matthew s his toric sanctuary, originally built in 1871. A minister in the Chur ch o f Scotland since 1999, Burton began kayaking in 2007 and is now chair m an of the Per th Canoe Club. In 2010, during a pulpit exchange with a minister in Denver, Colo., he led a spiritual retreat down sections of the C olorado River T his is Burtons second pulpit exchange with First Pr e sbyterian Chur c h, and his family s thir d visit to Amelia Island. Come meet him during one of First Pr esbyterian s worship services Sundays at 8:30 or 11 a.m., or join them f or cof fee at 9:30 a.m. and find o ut more about his adventure on the river of life. V i sit www first-pr esbyteri an-chur ch-32034.or g First Presbyterian is located on Sixth Str eet between Centr e and Alachua streets and was organized in 1858. RIVERS Continued from 1B
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All positions offer 401K, Health Insurance, Great work schedule, pay, and work environment.Mustapply via email ToAngelo Fanelli, GENERALMANAGERfanellikeffer@aol.comNew & Pre-owned Sales PersonSelf-motivated, honest and dependable with sales experience EXCITING NEW POSITIONS AVAILABLE ONLY AT RICK KEFFER DCJ Dave Turner Plumbing is Now Hiring Service Technicians Musthave valid drivers license and must be experienced. Must be 18 years or olderApply at our office M onday thruFriday 7:30-4:30, Closed for lunch between 1 1:00-12:009 04-277-3942474390 E. SR 200 NOW HIRING WAITSTAFFNow hiring part-time wait staff, that can work nights and weekends. Must be eighteen years or older. Please apply f rom 2:00 4:00 pm at the restaurant. 960030 Gateway Blvd. 904-277-3700 www.barbarajeans.com On Amelia Island at the base of the A1A bridge ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 02 Lost & Found 1 02 Lost & Found L OST CALICO CAT with medium length fur. Inverness off Will Hardee. $100 reward. Call (904 I f You Have Lost Your Pet p lease check the Nassau Humane Society facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next to the airport (904 N assau County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers license building (904 1 04 Personals ADOPTION A childless loving couple s eeks to adopt. Large family. Financial security. Expenses paid. Eileen & Kim. email@example.com or 1800-455-4929. ANF A DOPT l oving married couple seeks to adopt, will be hands-on mom & dad. Financial security. Expenses paid.D awn & Domenick 1(855 A dam Sklar #0150789. ANF A LL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which mak e s it illegal to advertise any prefer-ence, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or n ational origin, or the intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estatew hich is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. If y ou believ e that y ou may have been discriminated against in connection with t he sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Dev elopment HUD 1(800 impaired 1(800 E MPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted E MPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERSearn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. H ome most weekends. (843 / www bulldoghiw a y com EOE. ANF E MPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of Fernand ina seeks mature, responsible and energetic person to fill part-time position in church nursery. Must be willing to work Sundays, Wednesdays and s ome holidays. Background check req uired. If interested, applications may be picked up Mon-Thurs in church office or call (904 cated at 1600 S. 8th St., Fern. Beach. THE GOLD CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND is looking for expd Food & Beverage Servers & Line Cook. Call 277-8015 or come by to complete application at 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy. R ESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT W eeke nd Shifts PT. Apply at 941510 Old Nassauville Rd., FB. (904 Must be 25 years old & clean driving record. Y OUTH EDUCATOR POSITION A VAILABLE Specialist position working w/youth ages 12-18 with SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco). Professional skills required: EducationA ssociates degree minimum. Must be a non-smoker, energetic, able to educate, train and motivate youth. Travel required/driver's license. This is a parttime position. Submit resume to: Florida Department of Health, Nassau County, ATTN: Mary Von Mohr Fax: 904-277-7286. Address: 30 South 4th S treet FDNA BCH, FL 32034. Position c loses July 25, 2014 at 5PM. EEO/AA, background screening required FOUND TACKLE BOX behind old F ood Lion Shopping Center on Sunday, 7 /20. Has been turned in to Police S tation in Fernandina Beach. C LASS A CDL DRIVERS NEEDED for local trailer spotting company. Must have clean MVR. Top pay and benefits. Home everyday/night. Go to our website at www.lazerspot.com andf ill out an online application or call ( 678)771-2613. THE GOLF CLUBat North Hampton is now hiring Golf Course Maintenance and Culinary staff. Weekends and/or weekdays required. Prior culinary or golf course or landscaping experience preferred. Apply at the Golf Pro Shop. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 LIVE LONG WELL CARE has PRN Home Health positions a v ailable. C andidate must have a valid Florida C .N.A. License. Please apply on line at www .osprey village.com under the careers tab, C.N.A position. PRESCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED E nergetic, fun-lo ving teacher needed f or 1 & 2 s class. Experience & CDA preferred. 45-hour required training a must. Call (904 2 01 Help Wanted SMALL CAFE seeks experienced cook passionate about preparing fresh, organic foods. Good pay, excellent hours. Email resume tok firstname.lastname@example.org A CCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK Job duties include Excel account reconciliation, accounts payable processing, research, item entry and other dutiesa s assigned. Full time with benefits. P lease submit your secure application at http://cbcnationalbank emplo yment. hirecentric.com No phone calls please. W e are a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Q UALITY HEALTH OFFB is seeking RNs, LPNs and CNAs having a FL nursing license level 2, background screen & long term care experience a p lus, good cust. service skills. Please c ome by 1625 Lime St for application packet. S AVANNAH GRAND ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY RCA/MED Tech, Part time cook. Apply within. W ANT A CAREEROperating Heavy Equipment? Bulldozers, backhoes, excavators. Hands on training & certifications offered. National average 18-22 hourly! Lifetime job placementa ssistance. VA benefits eligible. 1-8663 62-6497. ANF L OOKING FOR SERVER/DISHWASHER Send resume to: f email@example.com 9 04-310-6821 CREDENTIALED MEDICAL ASSISTANT/BMO OR LICENSED RADIOLOGICAL TECH needed for busy primary care office in Y ulee. Must ha v e 2-5 y ears experience in Primary Care. Fax resume to 904-225-0965. 2 01 Help Wanted REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturdays mandatory. (904 HAMPTON INN at the Beach i s accepting applications for R oom Attendants and Guest Services Representatives. Apply online at www.imichotels.com Y OUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (PTys & Girls Club Looking for an individual with high e nergy who loves working with teens a ges 13-18. Send resume to jobs@bgncf .org Y DS Computer Specialist ( PT) N assau Boys & Girls Club looking for an individual with high energy and experience in computer programs. This includes Microsoft Office, Keyboarding, Internet and Education Programs. Must love working with youth age 6-18. 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FULL TIME OPPORTUNITYfor upbeat customer service driv en individual with retail experience, natur al foods k nowledge, and a passion for healthy living. Competitive Pay & Excellent B enefits package. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (904vailable at Nassau Health Foods. YDS Arts & Crafts (PTernandina B each Boys & Girls Club looking for an individual with high energy and experience in visual and tactile arts and crafts. Must love working with y o uth age 6-18. jobs@bgncf .org YDS Performing Arts (PT Boys & Girls Club looking for an individual with high energy and experience in performing arts. This program involves theater, talent shows, poetry recitals, etc. Must love working w ith youth age 6-18. Send resume to j obs@bgncf .org TROLLEY DRIVERS NEEDED Must ha v e CDL license with passenger e ndorsement. Send resumes or contact information to aitrolleys@y ahoo .com SMALL CLEANING BUSINESS looking for PT help. 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Call 261-3696 to order your reprint or stop by our office at 511 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach.Photo orders must be paid in advance. L OTS ATLIGHTHOUSE CIRCLEAwesome view of Egans Creek & Fort Clinch St Park Single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft on Navigable side of Egans Creek and is one of the highest elevations on the east coast. $850,000 MLS# 37069 9 6106 WADES PLACEF ormerly the Down Under Restaurant, one of F ernandina's landmark restaurants on deep water w/ dock & small craft launch. Tons of potential for this truly one-of-a-kind property with endless possibilities. Also includes large deck,"party" shed, 3 apartments and office/mgr s pace. Must see to appreciate!PROPERTYSOLD AS IS $650,000. MLS#61913 8 7067 HAVEN ROADJust over 3 acres of land, with a Mobile home in place. Home is anchored on concrete footings, several storage sheds behind home convey. Lot has been sectioned into several different fields for livestock or horses. Owner is aLicensed Realtor. Culvert and entrance to property is negotiable. $149,000 MLS#613103 6841 PINE STM INI COUNTRYESTATEOlder 5 Bed/2Ba Home with Character,Charm & Lots ofPotential Family Room & Great Room. 2 Sided Fireplace, Master Downstairs,Carport & Separate Large Utility Room. Seller will provide a One Year HomeWarranty!!! Situated on 4 Acres with mature trees. Large Oak! Fronts paved roads. Small older barn. Horse & Pony are allowed, call for information. From Traffic light go west onC R 108, turn Left on Pine Street, Home onLeft. Large M agnolia Tree in front. Property extends to Ingraham Road & backs to the fence line.$298,000 MLS#62347 SOUTH FLETCHER AVENUEPristine 75' Oceanfront lot on Amelia Island. Your chance to own one of the few remaining Oceanfront lots available on Amelia Island. Buy now for either investment or to build. $525,500 MLS#56671 CUSTOMIZED 3BR/2BAC ustomized 3 Br with a office/study, Split Bedroom, has transom windows for natural light in hallway, tinted windows in kitchen dining, custom built in shelving Granite Countertops. Garage is heated & cooled, located on the south end of Amelia Island, home in Golfside South with a Championship golf course short walk tob eachs, with community pool. Pool and beach access f or Golfside is located on Ritz side of road. Whole h ouse wired for security system.$ 459,000 MLS#5907086088 RHOERLAN PLACELarge undeveloped parcel on Lofton Creek, Feasibility study done in 2012shows 15 lots, 7on the creek is on file in our office. $540,000 MLS#60872 HISTORIC DISTRICT This 2784 appox. sq. ft. vintage home has been modified into 4 apartments.The largest apartment has a fireplace, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen and has been well maintained. Rent all units or live in one and rent the others out. The property consists of 3-1br/1ba & 1-2br/1ba. $302,000 MLS#53575 1521 FERNANDINAROAD Private Home on an estate sized lot, located on the Island. Centrally located on the island, this home is close to the beach, shopping areas, and downtown, yet still in the county. This area is one of the only ones on the Island that allows horses. Arare property for sure! $625,000 MLS#62664RACHAELAVENUE 75x100lot $130,000 2.66 ACRE LOT in Nassauville, undeveloped and ready to build. Deeded Access to Rainbow Acres Boat Ramp and short distance from new county boat ramp. $149,000 MLS #57615 COMMERCIALLOT 851018 US Why 17 (zoned CG Frontage on US Highway 17. It does have a 30X20 Block Building divided into 3 separate bays with roll up doors; which need work. T ake down the building and build to suit or renovate the building to fit your business. AWESOME VIEW of Egans Creek & Ft. Clinch State Park, single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft. on navigable Egans Creek. One of the highest elevations on the east coast. Possible oceanview and/or view of downtown Fernandina Beach. Tree/top/boundary survey on file $795,000 MLS#37069 Ocean front 75 ft lot $525,000 MLS 56671 DESIRABLE 1 ACRE Lot on the South End of the Island, Beautiful trees and Estate sized lot make this a difficult to find property on Amelia, $250,000 for the Acre, or the corner 1/2acre for $139,000 and the inside 1/2 for $124,900.YULEEMINI WAREHOUSE Good opportunity to grow your own self storage facility and/or add new retail/office. 570on U.S. 17, total 3.5 acres+/-. Warehouse on approx. 2acres. $1,575,000 RESIDENTIALLOT 1323 Beech Street. 51 x 86 feet corner lot at 14th street and Beech. PRIME FRONTAGE ALONG US 17 just north of A1A, High development area in the heart of Yulee. $295,000. Owner Financing Possible. Plans for an 11,00 s.f. Professional Office Building on file. 64 ACRES along Amelia Island Parkway for a Master Planned Development R E D U C E D LOTS COMMERCIAL& DEVELOPMENT 3028S. 8th St./A1A, Fernandina Beach, FL32035www.lasserrerealestate.com email@example.com Think Ill let that native land agent be my guide. LASSERREREALESTATE, INC.P RESTAURANT 4SALESeats 40 w/courtyard T urnkey o peration Offered at $ 75,000 w /terms O wner will train buyerCall Today! Amelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 904-277-6597C ommercial/Office Rentals 1886 S. 14th Street-Amelia Prof. Plaza 2 110 SF Office 1416Park Ave-Amelia Park Suite 201-1728 SF Office Suite 202-1603 SF Office (Built out move-in readyS uite 101-3500 SF Office/Retail ( Built to Suit) 923 S. 14th Street-Flash Foods Ctr. 3500 SF Office/Retail 1001Atlantic Avenue Unit C 500 SF Office/Retail U nit D 1450 SF Office/Retail RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERRER eal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L O NG T ERM RENT A LS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/work-s hop,large lot,gourmet kitchen, m any other bonuses.$1,950/mo. Plus utilities. Ocean Park Condo 3br 2ba furnished with utilities,2nd floor,1 car garage,$1,950 monthly + tax 2500B First Ave.2BR/2BA 1312 approx.sq.ft.$1,150.00/mo.+ Util. 3BR/2BA Home in Marsh Lakes 1402 a pprox.sq.ft.$1,250.00/mo.+ Util. V A C A T ION RENT A L AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ M ONTHLY2BR/1BAOcean-view. 4 87 S.Fletcher.Across the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & p hone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper L oop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleani ng fee. C OMMER C IAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic D istrict 1500 + Sq.Ft. $2,400.00/mo. Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can b e joined for one,1,600 sq ft space,AIA next to Peacock Electric $ 12/sq.ft +CAM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $ 1050/mo.+sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle H ouse,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/mo.lease + tax.Sale also considered. R ENTAL-Fall in Clarkesville, GA 2BR/2BA condo (The President Unit avail 10/18-10/25, $850/wk. View at www.applemountainresort.com. Call ( H)478-934-6774 or (C)478-230-8216 863 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room,b reak room, & security. For info call ( 904)753-4179. 864 Commercial/Retail OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE for rent. 924 sq. ft. downstairs, 924 sq. ft. upstairs and 2018 sq. ft. retail space avail soon. Palmetto Walk. (904. T RANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles FOR SALE 2004 silver Toyota Highlander Ltd. 94,200 miles. Extremelyc lean. $8,200. Call (904 856 Apartments Unfurnished OCEAN VIEW downstairs of duplex, S. Fletcher location, completely r emodeled, beach access. $1200/mo., deposit/lease required. 3BR/1BA. Call or text for appt. (904 2 BR/1BA BEACH APT. Well maint ained. Responsible persons only. $900/mo. w/lease. $800 deposit w/ references. (904ve msg. ON THE BEACH 1BR/1BA ground floor apt. Rent $850/mo. includese lectric. water, sewer, trash. 1st month & $850 deposit due at signing of the 6 month or 1 year lease. No smoking, s vc pets only. Landlord upstairs at 144 S Fletcher Ave. Call (904 m ake an appt to view. Avail 8/1. WANT TO PURCHASE an owner financed house or lease purchase onA melia Island. We have money to put down. 5 to 7 year balloon. Minimum of 3 bedrooms 2 baths. No stairs. Please call Dan at (772)285-6488 (Your phone says Dr. Dan Berman) 859 Homes-Furnished FULLY FURNISHED, NON SMOKING for rent in Lofton Pointe. 3BR/2BA + bonus room & garage. $1350/mo. Call Anna (904 8 60 Homes-Unfurnished VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company 8 61 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. C all (904 Realtor, for special rates. REAL ESTATE R ENTALS 8 51 Roommate Wanted 2BR 1ST AVE to share. Your part $600/mo. (includes allM ature, professional, must work a full t ime job. (404ve a msg. RESPONSIBLE, HONEST ROOMMATEWANTED Background check. Serious inquiries only. For more info, call (347 8 52 Mobile Homes YULEE 2BR $575/mo., 3BR $795/ mo. Rent to own DW $995/mo. Newly remodeled, water & sewer included Call (904 A FFORDABLE LIVING B ring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (9045 577. STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly o r monthly. Call (904 ON ISLAND Remodld 2&3BR mobile homes starting $175/wkly/$695/mo. + d eposit & utilities, Avail July & August, Details 261-5034. 853 Mobile Home Lots 1 ACRE LOT FOR RENT for mobile h ome. In Yulee, nice lot with large trees. Call for details (904 225-7703. 8 11 Commercial/Retail RESTAURANT FOR SALE Ongoing operation, fully equipped. High 6 figure s ales. Great location. Modern building, g ood lease. For appointment, and confidential information, please call (904 6 13 Television R adio-Stereo DISH TV Retailer starting $19.99/ mo. (for 12 mos S AVE up to 50% today! Ask about S AME DAY installation. Call 1(800 0984. ANF DIRECTV 2 year savings event. Over 140 channels only $29.99/mo. Only DirecTV gives you 2 yrs of savings & a f ree Genie upgrade. Call 1-800-4812137. 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