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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 62 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS fbnewsleader.com $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................5B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A H OMES .......................................................5B M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O B ITU ARIE S ........................................... 2A O UTAND A BOUT .................2B R ELIGION .................................................. 3B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 5B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B S S E E A A T T U U R R T T L L E E N N E E S S T T I I N N G G S S E E A A S S O O N N 2014: 103 Hatched: 477 2012 Nests: 189 Hatchlings: 14,096 P P l l e e a a s s e e t t u u r r n n o o f f f f o o r r r r e e d d i i r r e e c c t t l l i i g g h h t t s s s s h h i i n n i i n n g g d d i i r r e e c c t t l l y y o o n n t t h h e e b b e e a a c c h h . F F o o r r a a d d e e t t a a i i l l e e d d c c o o u u n n t t s s e e e e w w w w w w . a a m m e e l l i i a a i i s s l l a a n n d d s s e e a a t t u u r r t t l l e e w w a a t t c c h h . c c o o m m . ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader For the first time in years, the citys rollback millage rate will actually be rolling back instead of forward. C ity commissioners on Tuesday approved a decrease in the total tentative operating property tax rate from 6.5080 mills for last fiscal year to 6.3663 mills for fiscal 2014-15. The actual operating rollback rate i s 6.1021, with a voter-approved debt of 0.2642. That means property owners whose homes have not increased in value will see a 2 percent decrease in their tax bills next year. Those whose p roperties have increased may see a s light increase in their property taxes. T he rollback millage rate is r equired by state law to guarantee that property taxes will generate the same r evenues as the previous year. It has been increased annually since at least 2008 because of declining property values. Fortunately for city taxpayers next y ear, the city had a 3 percent overall i ncr e ase in property values, accordi ng to numbers from the Nassau County Property Appraisers Office. This incr e ase r e sulted in a city staf f r ecommendation to adopt the lower rollback rate. According to calculations by the city finance department, that means fora property valued at $100,000, there w ill be a decrease of about $14.17 in a nnual property taxes if the home has not increased in value. If the property has incr e ased in value by 3 per c ent ($103,000 e will be an increase of $4.93 in pr oper ty taxes. According to state statute, the millage rate can only be adjusted by ordinance, and once approved cannot be increased, but may be decreased. Tuesdays unanimous vote by the four commissioners present came with no discussion. Commissioner Charles Corbett was absent. I n 2008, the rollback rate was i ncreased to 3.9922 from the previous y ears rate of 3.8359, to generate the same amount of income for the city as in the previous year. It has been incr eased annually by the city com mission since then, until this year. The city budget for 2014-15 must be finalized befor e the new fiscal year b egins Oct. 1. B udget workshops, for commiss ioners to discuss specific details of the 2014-15 budget, are scheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 4 p.m. City endorses lower tax rate S S c c h h o o o o l l b b o o a a r r d d a a d d o o p p t t s s r r a a t t e e The Nassau County School Board adopted its tentative property tax rate and budget Monday night. The tentative local property tax rate is 5.068 mills, the tentative discretionary millage is 0.748 m ills and the tentative capital improvement millage is 1.4 mills. The tentative budget is $155.8 million. Construction projects next year include a new elementary school in Yulee. T he final budget hearing is s cheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at t he school district, 1201 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. CITY Continued on 3A MARY MA GUIRE News-Leader T hree new firefighters will join the county s Fir e Rescue Department. The county commission unanimously appr oved a plan at the Monday night meeting to hire the firefighters in an effort to avoid continued overtime costs staf fing a tanker tr uck. When the new hires would join the depar tment was not set, but an of ficial in the county managers office said the goal was Oct. 1 and that the jobs may be advertised before then. Under the agr eement with Professional Firefighters Local Union 3101, the plan also calls for the department to pr omote thr ee fir efighters to engineer. The boar d also agreed to hold a public meeting with leaders from Hilliard and Callahan to discuss agreements with the volunteer departments. The meeting is scheduled for Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. and will be held at Hilliard T own Hall. Of ficials said adding mor e staf f will save money over the long term. Commissioner Danny Leeper asked for numbers. Budget Director and Assistant County Manager Shanea Jones said it cost the county $323,000 annually to staff the tanker with overtime personnel and $220,000 to hir e full-time fir e fighters. So, its a savings of $123,000 to have three full-time staff members, said Jones. Her husband, Grant Jones, is an engineer with the countys fire department. County officials said they have been spending mor e money to provide servi ce on the countys West Side since e nding agr eements last October with t he volunteer department. They say it is a necessity Hydrants are virtually non-existent in Nassau County west of I-95. Commission Chair Barry Holloway asked County Manager Ted Selby to weigh in on the matter Clearly we need the water, said Selby If we want to have that water available 24/7 we need to have it manned by our people. The county owns one water tanker and had been relying for years on volunteer departments to bring water to fires on their tanker trucks. Since the county ended agr eements with the vol unteers last year, Fire Rescue has had to staf f the truck around the clock with staff on overtime. The county cur r ently maintains an agreement with one volunteer station. Thats Nassau Oaks. But Selby told the board that he held meetings Monday morning with leaders at the Ratlif f Road volunteer station and in the afternoon held meetings with volunteer leadership in Yulee. ere recommending that they both be in the r eser ve pr ogram, said Selby. He also said that while he is hopeful, he doesnt know at this point if things will work out. C oun ty to hire 3 f ir ef i gh t ers FIRE Continued on 3A Construction heralds 110 new homes Soothing Ocean Breeze? MARY MA GUIRE News-Leader Construction crews with earthmovers and dump trucks are clearing land for a new subdivision with 110 single-family houses on 32 acres north of Simmons Road on Amelia Island. The Ocean Br eeze subdivision between South 14th Street and Seminole Avenue was announced last year thr ough public meetings. The developers are the owners of Johnny Myers Truck Service. The company and their house are located on the property. In November, the county commission approved a request by engineer Nick Gillette of Gillette & Associates to eliminate a requirement for a left-turn lane into the development from South 14th Street. Gillette pointed to a traf fic study he commissioned that said the turn lane wasnt needed. The board said OK. But now that tr ees are coming down, neighbors say theyre surprised. Oh my lord, is that what theyre doing? said Maxine Hawar d. W ow The development backs up to the Ocean Reach sub division off Will Hardee Road where Haward said she has lived for the last 15 years. She was in front of her house Wednesday morning with neighbors talking about the construction project where sounds from the equipment could be heard in the backgr ound. John Joyce said his property backs up to the development. Ther s a vibration just this mor ning that loosened my draperies and they fell off the wall, said Joyce. No, I didnt call the sheriff, but Ill sign whatever petition they want me to sign to get it stopped. A sheriffs deputy showed up at the construction site Wednesday morning and spoke with the project superintendent about noise and code compliance. PHOTOS BY MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER Constr uction cr e ws work to clear land W e dnesday for the new Ocean Br eeze subdivision nor th of the airport on Amelia Island, above. Paul Alexander of Besch & Smith in St. Augustine, below, said he has fielded complaints from neighbors. 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F F e e r r r r y y F F e e s s t t Rock the Boat, the third annual Ferry Fest to support the St. Johns River Ferry, will be held Aug. 2 at the riverfr ont Jacksonville Por t Authority property between Singleton s and the fer ry of fice in Mayport. Enjoy live entertainment starting at 11 a.m., more than 24 local art tents and booths and more than 10 food trucks. Free ferry rides (cars and people will be available fr om 10 a.m.6 p.m. Service ends at 11 p.m. Friends of the St. Johns River Ferry also will collect school supplies to be distributed by St. George Episcopal Church, Ft. Geor ge Island. For infor mation, visit the gr oup on Facebook. C C l l a a s s s s r r e e u u n n i i o o n n Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1953 will celebrate its 61st year on Aug. 2 at Sonny s Barbecue in Fernandina Beach. For information call Theresa Mayer Megna at 277-2143 or Faye Cason Freeman at 261-3310. 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 infor mation, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 2037 or gbelson@bellsouth. net. Visit www.TheBelson Group.com. L L a a n n d d s s c c a a p p e e m m a a t t t t e e r r s s On Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. Master Gardener Joseph Smith will conduct a Landscape Matters class on vegetable gardening, at the Yulee Extension office. The session will review seasonal gardening for vegetables, including seeds and starter plants, container gar dening of vegetables, as well as what vegetables to grow during different seasons. The session is fr ee and open to the public. For more information visit http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/hor ticulture/landmatters/landmatters.html, or call the Extension office at 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays at 4917340. A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group for Nassau County meets the third Thursday each month. The next meeting will be held at the Council on Aging of Nassau County, Aug. 21 from 2:30-4 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and everyone who has an interest is invited to attend. For fur ther infor ma tion call Debra Dombkowski, LPN, at 261-0717, ext. 113. P P a a r r k k i i n n s s o o n n s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Parkinson s Disease Suppor t Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov 20 and Dec. 18. H H e e l l p p n n e e e e d d e e d d The all-volunteer Yulee Inter faith Dinner Network needs the communitys help to continue to provide hot, healthy meals to adults and childr en experiencing hunger in our community. Just $25 pr ovides enough meat to ser ve a hot meal to 50 people. To help, contact the network at email@example.com, 5562496, or send donations to The Coalition for the Homeless, P.O. Box 16123, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Please put YIDN in the memo line. 2A F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK B etty Douglas Cochran (August 1, 1930-July 26, 2014) Betty Dorothy Douglas Cochran was born on August 1, 1930 in Telmore, G eorgia. A lifelong resident of Waycross, Georgia she had been a resident of S avannah Grand in Fernandina Beach, Florida for the past 8 years. P receding her in death were her parents, James Wesley Douglas and Etha Elizabeth McClelland Douglas, and her childrens f ather, Allen Buford Cochran, Sr. L eaving behind to cherish her memories are her three children, A llen B. (Cynthia., of Blackshear, Georgia, Douglas W. Cochran, Sr., of Yulee, Florida and Mary C. (Victor) Yates of Yulee, Florida. Having learned the value of uncondit ional love and patience from her are her eight grandchildren, Tiffany (Daniel W arren and Brandon (Hannah Waycross, Eric (Lauraates, Sarah ( David) McEwen and Hannah Yates of Bryceville, Florida and Yulee, Florida, William Cochran Jr., Georgia and Wesley Cochran of Lusby, Maryland. They vividly recall all of the summers spent together at h er house with recollections of much laughter, all of the good food, VBS, craft projects a nd yes, even discipline! She earned her angels wings during these times! Her six great grandchildren will bear witness to her love of family and they are Erica and William Yates, Sadie Warren, Kathryn McEwen, Sophie Cochran and h er newest great grandson who is due to arrive in August. S he also maintained a very loving and friendly relationship with her two former daughters-in-law, Phyllis Cochran and Dawn Horn whom she wrote fondly of in loving appreciation for the gifts of givingh er five of her beloved grandchildren. She loved and adored her son-in-law Victor who t reasured her delicious Apple Spice Cake. She often remarked that he was the best, a nd definitely a keeper! Affectionately called Betty Dorothy by her family and childhood friends, she was an active member of several or ganizations throughout her life, most notably being one of the driving members of Wacona High School Class of 1947 s many class r eunions she was the glue that kept get t ing them all together during those years t hru her meticulous record keeping and organization. She delighted in keeping in touch with everyone! Betty r etired from Southern Bell/AT&T in 1989 after more than 30 years of dedicated service. She was an active member of the T elephone Pioneer s Association and t he CW A. During a br eak in her career in t he 60 s from the phone company she was e mployed as the switchboard operator at Waycross Memorial Hospital and in the billing office of W.B. Bates, MD. During that time she earned her Medical Assistant Certification. She enjoyed her r etir ement immensely and spent those years traveling and espe c ially enjoyed visiting Scotland & England w ith her daughter and granddaughter S arah. In 2000 she delighted in traveling to the Badlands of South Dakota with Vic & Sissy s family and had an absolute ball. An excellent and talented seamstress, she spent many hours sewing incredibly beautiful baby burp cloth & blanket sets under her personal label Silly GooseC reations. She also was very artistic in her p aintings, cr oss-stitching, crafting and poetr y works. She was a founding member of the Brooks United Methodist Churchs charitable organization The Busy Bees and in later years a member of Winona Park United Methodist Church womens group, The Sojourners. She was a devoted daughter and an incredible mother. Her children and grandc hildren knew they were loved immensely. She remained very close with her formerh usbands entire family. Aunt Betty Dorothy was greatly loved and admired b y all of her numerous nieces and nephews and their spouses and always enjoyed being around them. She passed peacefully and quietly on Saturday morning just as the sun was b eginning to rise to the accompaniment of the sounds of nature and to the trillingo f birdsong. She was truly a remarkable and amazi ng woman and this world is a much better place because of her. So to each of her friends she has left behind and to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren she would want each and every one to have this, one of her favorite crossstitched quotes: Wishing you Butterfly Mornings and Wildflower Afternoons! A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty D. Cochran was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2014 at Winona Park United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at w ww.milesodumfuneralhome.com. Miles Odum Funeral Home W aycross, Ga. K ristina M. George Ms. Kristina M. George, age 46, of Fernandina Beach, FL, passed away Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014. Kristina was born on June 28, 1968, in Fernandina Beach FL and was the daughter of Mary Anne George and the late Alfr ed B. George. She was a lifelong resident ofF ernandina Beach and a 1 986 graduate of F ernandina Beach High School. She attended Florida Junior College of Jacksonville, receiving a degree as a Registered Nurse. She was cur rently employed with a local residential cleaning company S he loved cooking, swimming, boating, a nd fishing. She also loved to take car e of t hose with special health problems and to rescue stray and mistreated animals. Kristina leaves behind her mother, Mary Anne George, her brother Michael W. George, her nephew Dalton George, and her niece Alexis Geor ge, all of Fernandina Beach. She also leaves behind t wo aunts, Patsy Yawn of Ocala, FL, and P eggy Konopa and her husband, Joe, of A nderson, SC, and her Uncle Bill Smith and his wife, Marjorie, of Ocala, FL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am today, Friday, August 1, at the First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach with Rev. Jeff Over ton of ficiating. The family looks forward to receiving friends from 10:00 to 11:00 am before the service. I f so desir ed, memorials may be made i n Kristina s name to the American Cancer Society, 1430 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207 or the Nassau Humane Society, 671 Airport Road, Fernandina Beach, FL32034. Please shar e her life story and leave condolences atwww.oxleyheard.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors G ene vieve Reeder Bartley Stays Mrs. Genevieve Reeder Bar tley Stays, age 101, slept peacefully away on July 25, 2014 at Quality Health Fernandina Beach, Florida. She was born in Fernandina Beach on December 25, 1912 to the late John B. and Mariah Allen Reeder The middle child of 10, she was considered to be her parents most precious Christmas gift. E ducated in the local public schools, she wase mployed for many years as a housekeeper. M rs. Stays was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church, 22 S. 9th St., Fernandina Beach, Florida, Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor, where she served faithfully on U sher Board #1 and the Pulpit Aid Board. Those that remain to cherish her prec ious memories are two daughters, Hannah Carson and Beverly Gowen, devoted soni n-law, Curtis Gowen, 16 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, three nieces, one nephew, and a host of other sorrowing relatives and dear friends. Her funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the above s tated church. The family will receive friends at the Huff and Battise Funeral H ome today, Friday, August 1, from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. She may also be viewed at the church on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. The funeral cortge will assemble 10:00 a.m. at 731 S. 11th St. Interment will be in Bosque Bello C emetery. Huff and Battise Funeral Home Dan Turner D an Turner, 86, formerly of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at his residence in Bella Vista, Ark. The son of the late Dan and Demaris Mary Gibbs Turner of Darien, Ga., he was born in Darien on June 28, 1928. He attended schools in Brunswick and later joined t he U.S. Army where he ran L CM landing craft for the m ilitary. Upon being discharged, he returned to working in the marine salvage industry. He was known for the love of the water, tugboats and dr edging. He worked on the Chesapeake Bay T unnel project and in 1 956, the Luxury Liner Andrea Doria sunk i n the waters of f the coast of M assachusetts. He was hired the following year to do salvage work on the ship. He was proud of the rescue of some oil workers trapped underwater off the coast of Louisiana. He owned the salvage boat Top Cat and did work in the Amelia Island area for many years. He retired severaly ears ago and moved Arkansas to make his h ome. H e leaves behind his wife, Joanie Turner of Bella Vista, Ark., his sons, Dan Turner, Jr. of Mayport, Fla. and Kenny Turner of Jamesboro, La., his daughter Joyce, wife of Steve Franklin of Chester, Fla., step son Doug Houston and his wife, Sherrie, of Bella Vista, Ark., his brothers Kenny Wilder of Yulee, Fla. and FrankW ilder of Nassauville, Fla., his sister K athleen Cox of St. Louis, Mo., his nephew Robert Skipper and his wife, Teddie, of Nassauville, Fla., ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family will r eceive friends from 57 pm Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday at the Bur gess Chapel. He will be laid to r est with his father in Palmetto Cemeter y, Br unswick, Ga. O xley-Heard Funeral Directors DEATH NOTICES Mr. Gary Lee Watson, 51, Fernandina Beach, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Ar rangements will be announced. 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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. WEEKLY UPDATE Tips to stay safe in lightning storms JENNETT BAKER CREED Executive Director P rotect yourself and your loved ones from lightning d uring a thunderstorm. The weather forecast c alls for a slight chance of thunderstorms, but you only see a few fluffy white clouds overh ead. So you and your tennis partner h ead for the court. Then, wait! Is that thunder y ou hear? Was that a lightning flash? What do you do? Keep playing until the thunder and lightning get closer? Go sit on the metal bench under the trees? Or get in your car and drive home? Correct answer: If no subs tantial, non-concrete shelter is nearby, get in your car and w ait out the storm. Why? Because being outside when lightning is present is not something to take lightly, ever. Although the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are only around 1 in 500,000, some factors c an put you at greater risk. L ightning most often strikes p eople who work outside or engage in outdoor recreational activities. Regional and seasonal differences can also affect your risk of being injured by lightning. Alabama, Colorado, F lorida, Georgia, Missouri, N ew Jersey, North Carolina, O hio, Pennsylvania and Texas have the most lightning deaths and injuries. Florida is consider e d the lightning capital of the country, with more than 2,000 lightning injuries over the past 50 years. T he consequences of l ightning strikes are serious. L ightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities. During 2003-12, lightning caused an average of 35 deaths per year in the United States. Y ou can pr otect yourself f rom risk even if you are c aught outdoors when lightning is close by. Safety precautions outd oors If the weather forecast c alls for thunderstorms, postpone your trip or activity. Remember: When thunder roars, go indoors. Find a safe, enclosed shelter. If you are caught in an open a rea, do NOT lie down. Lightning causes electric currents along the top of the ground that can be deadly over 100 feet away. Stay away from concrete floors or walls. Lightning can travel through a ny metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring. Although you should move into a non-concrete structure if possible, being indoors does not automatically protect you from lightning. In fact, about one-third of lightning-strike injuries o ccur indoors. Safety precautions i ndoors Avoid water during a t hunderstorm. Lightning can t ravel through plumbing. Avoid electronic equipment of all types. Lightning can travel through electrical systems and radio and television reception systems. Avoid corded phones. H owever cordless or cellular p hones are safe to use duri ng a storm. Avoid concrete floors and walls. Lightning strikes may be rare, but they still happen and the risk of serious injury or death is severe. So take thunderstor ms seriously V isit www.cdc.gov/feat ures/lightnings afety/index.html. The Coalition for the Reduction/Elimination of Ethnic Disparities in Health (CREED in Y ulee, has the mission to educate the community con c erning chronic and infect ious diseases and the impor t ance of early access to car e Call 556-3363. P P A A G G E E P P A A G G E E 2 S enior Expo set for Aug. 15 The Council on Aging of N assau County and Baptist Health Hospital have joined forces to present the second annual Senior Expo and Health Fair on Friday Aug. 15. This event will bring together mor e than 40 state and local organizations that will pr esent a wide variety of health and wellness information to county senior citi zens. The expo is free and will be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Centers main auditorium, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. The goal is to edu cate and enlighten seniors, r esulting in a longer, healthier life. The Senior Expo and Health Fair will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. While the infor mation of fered is geared for individuals age 60-plus, the public is invited to attend the free event. Health tests and scr eenings for cholester ol, blood pressure, bone density and glucose levels will also be of fer ed at the expo fr ee of charge. Influenza vaccinations will also be available through Walgreens Pharmacy. Visit www.coanassau. com. Adv ance directi ve s w orkshops in A ugust In collaboration with the Nassau County Bar Association, Jacksonville Ar ea Legal Aid and the Northeast Florida Paralegal Association, the Council on Aging of Nassau County will host a two-session workshop to educate and execute advance directive legal documents. This workshop will be held at the Nassau County Council on Agings Senior Center in Hilliard, 37002 Ingham Road, on Friday, Aug. 8 and Friday, Aug. 22. Besides educating sen iors on advance directives, the documents designed to identify in writing their end of life plans and wishes to family and designated caregivers, this workshop will also of fer seniors the ser vic es of local volunteer attorneys to draw up and execute durable powers of attor ney living wills, health car e sur r ogate designations and designation of pre-need guardians. The attorneys will provide their ser vices pr o-bono, meaning there are no costs to par ticipating seniors for these documents. The workshop is a twopart process. The first session, Aug. 8 from 10-10:45 a.m., consists of a shor t pr esentation outlining the purpose of each of the documents and answering any questions or concerns. Appointments will be made at the conclusion for the next session, Aug. 22 from 1-4 p.m. At the second session, the attor neys and paralegals will create the documents free of charge. Seniors who would like to have documents created Aug. 22 must attend the infor mational session Aug. 8. At the conclusion of Aug. 22 session, seniors will leave with the legal documents they requested. This workshop was created by the Florida Depar tment of Elder Af fairs (DOEAtnership with the Joint Public Policy T ask For ce of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attor neys and the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, Florida Legal Services, and the Florida Senior Legal Helpline. The first Nassau County event of this kind was held May 23. For infor mation call 845-3331 or 261-0701.
Public may influence r egional water plan PALATKA The St. Johns River Water Management Districts website provides easya ccess to flooding information and other resources that can h elp before, during and after severe storms. Hurricane seas on of f icially began June 1. The web pages (floridas water.com/storm) include links to flood statements and warnings, river stage and flooding data and local government emer gency contacts. Also inc luded are links to the National W eather Service, Florida Divis ion of Emer g ency Management and the U.S. Geological Surveys interactive map of cur-r ent conditions in the state. Floridas many waterways and extensive coastline make the state especially vulnerable to floods. When hurricanes ando ther storms bring high volu mes of rain in shor t periods of time, flooding can r e sult. Partnerships between the public and government entities are necessary to minimize flooding impacts, protect personal prop-e rty and assist flood victims during and after storms. T he district works closely with local governments yearr o und to develop impr oved flood management plans and to help communities establish and implement strategies to deal with floods once they occur. Local governments are the primar y entities responsible for e mergency responses during s torms, such as implementing s tate-of-emer g ency declarations, evacuations and r e scue ef f orts during flood-related disasters. In the event of a tr opical storm or hurricane, the district assists local governments by issuing emergency orders that allow for the pumping of watert o alleviate flooding when public h ealth and safety ar e at risk. The district also issues emer g ency orders to authorize repair, replacement or restoration of public and private property. To prepare for hurricane seas on, which officially runs through Nov. 30, property owne rs can protect themselves and their property by: Keeping debris out of stor m drains and ditches Reporting clogged ditches to local governments Cleaning out gutters and extending downspouts at least four feet fr om structures Building up the ground a round the home to promote d rainage away fr o m the foun dation Obtaining flood insurance thr ough the National Flood Insurance Program. The St. Johns River Water Management District is a regional agency of the state ofF lorida whose mission is to prot ect and ensur e the sustainable use of water r e sources. Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange,O sceola, Putnam, St. Johns, Seminole and Volusia counties. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 NEWS News-Leader INVITATION TO BID TheCity of Fernandina Beach will receive sealed competitive bids for their 2014/2015 annual requirements for the following until no later than 2:00 p.m., August 18, 2014. ITB # 14-13 Street Signage ITB # 14-14 Street Patching & Paving ITB # 14-15 Sidewalks, Ramps & Curbs ITB documents and specifications are available to download from the City of Fernandina Beach website, www.fbfl.us/bids. Questions regarding bids can be directed in writing to Marshall McCrary, Deputy City Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.CITYOFFERNANDINABEACH 204 ASH STREET FERNANDINABEACH, FL32034 R R e e g g i i s s t t r r a a t t i i o o n nA A u u g g u u s s t t 2 2 n n d d & & A A u u g g u u s s t t 9 9 t t h h 2 2 5 5 p p m mF F a a l l l l C C l l a a s s s s e e s s s s t t a a r r t t A A u u g g u u s s t t 1 1 8 8 t t h hB B a a l l l l e e t t P P o o i i n n t t e e J J a a z z z z T T a a p p L L y y r r i i c c a a l l M M o o d d e e r r n n M M u u s s i i c c a a l l T T h h e e a a t t e e r r G G y y m m n n a a s s t t i i c c s sSchool of Dance & Gymnastics2 2 5 5 N N o o r r t t h h 3 3r r d dS 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 L9 9 0 0 4 4 . 2 2 6 6 1 1 . D D A A N N C C 9 9 0 0 4 4 . 2 2 6 6 1 1 . F F E E E E T T w w w w w w . b b e e a a n n d d a a n n c c e e . c c o o m m INVITATION TOBIDThe City of Fernandina Beach will receive sealed competitive bids for their 2014/2015 annual requirements for the following until no later than 2:00 p.m., August 18, 2014.ITB # 14-12 PolymerConcentrateITB documents and specifications are available to download from the City of Fernandina Beach website, www.fbfl.us/bids. Questions regarding bids can be directed in writing to Marshall McCrary, Deputy City Manager, at email@example.com. CITYOFFERNANDINABEACH 204 ASH STREET FERNANDINABEACH, FL32034 Paul Alexander, who is overseeing infrastructure for Besch & Smith in St. A ugustine, said he has fielded complaints from neighbors. I got grief from a couple of people, said Alexander in an interview on the site Wednesday morning. He pointed to several houses surrounding the construction site. That house, that house, that one. T he one with the light green eaves? es. And the one next to it, said Alexander. No one from the neighborhood showed up at the county commission meeting i n November when the board approved the developers r equest for removal of the left turn lane. Myers had their engineer do the traffic study in hopes of g etting the boards approval. A traffic study is pricey, but it isa lot less expensive than increasing traffic lanes and m oving power lines that come with such development. Another neighbor, Kit Snyder, a retired therapist who also resides in the Ocean R each subdivision, offered a more practical view about then ew development. Its inevitable, said S nyder. These are small problems compared with other places. Snyder referenced Israel, Gaza and Syria. What matters here now is that this project is well orches-t rated and sensitive to the environment and the local people i n the community. But stopping it? No, thats not going to happen. firstname.lastname@example.org BREEZE Continued from 1A Fred Parker, the volunteer fire chief for the Yulee station, said his department wants to w ork out a deal with the county. He said he understands that the board did not think they w ere getting their moneys w orth from his department a nd acknowledged deficienc ies, including recordkeeping. It wasnt that we mismanaged the funds. ... We didnt keep good enough records,said Parker, who promised c ommissioners that the departm ent would do better T he board also heard from C allahan Mayor Shirley G raham. She has been asking the board to meet with the volunteer departments on the West Side along with Hilliard Mayor David Buchanan. The board has previously b een r eluctant and has said t hat if a meeting was held it w ould be at the commission c hambers in Yulee. But they relented and agreed to meet in Hilliard on Aug. 13. There are conditions. Commissioner Walter Jr Boatright called for a workshop meeting and did not want any official votes taken. His colleagues on the board agreed. The board also called for a professional meeting, conducted with civility. Im not going over there to h ave an unruly meeting. They need to be warned this will be a friendly meeting, said L eeper. G raham agreed, though she said she couldnt vouch for Hilliar d She said she is planning to leave office in November and would like an agreement to be signed by then. You will find that the counc il from Callahan is not so aggressive and boisterous, she said. W e e willing to work it out. email@example.com P ALA TKA The St. Johns River Water Management D istrict staff have completed t he final draft District W ater S upply Plan. It will be consid ered by the districts Gover ning Boar d at a public meeting on Aug. 12 in Palatka. Members of the public will have an oppor tunity to provide input at the board meeti ng. T he plan was developed as p ar t of the district s work to ensure that adequate and sustainable water supplies ar e available to meet futur e needs while protecting the environment. The plan informs water users about the estimatedf uture increase in water d emand thr ough 2035, sus t ainable withdrawal limits for water resources and related natural systems and the methods and means to supply water in a sustainable manner. This plan is essential to the district s core mission for water supply to implement a regional strategy to provide suf ficient water for users and the environment. The districts total population is expected to incr ease by almost 1.8 million people from 2010 to 2035, and total water demand is estimated to increase by 314 million gallons per day, assuming nor eduction in per capita demand. The water demand estimate is conservative, illustrating the magnitude of demand that would occur without incr eased water conservation and reuse. Fresh groundwater alone cannot supply all of the 2035 estimated incr ease in water demand without unacceptable impacts to water resources and r elated natural systems. The plan provides water users with a clear plan to meet water supply needs through the year 2035. Water demand can be significantly reduced by extensive implementation of addi tional water conservation and r euse. In addition, the plan identifies alternative water s upply development project o ptions to supplement the a dditional water needed. Additional information is available at floridaswater.com/DWSP. FIRE Continued from 1A Shes passionate about food H EATHER A. PERRY News-Leader Kim Lewis does a little bit of everything in the kitchen at B aptist Medical Center Nassau in a long day that starts about 5 :30 a.m. Anything and everything p ertaining to the dietary department, including preparing and cooking patient meals and for the retail caf, said Lewis. Lewis is passionate about cooking and has been working i n the food industry since she was about 18 years old. I started out as a hostess and just went from there. P reparing and cooking a new recipe and seeing peoples reactions are the most fun parts of her job, she said. Multitasking and trying to p lease so many different kinds of people are the most chall enging things. Recipes for the caf and p atient meals come from Sodexo, an institutional food company serving airports and school cafeterias that offers mindful foods that balance n utrition with enticing flavors to create an indulgent way to enjoy health. We typically serve about 400-500 meals a day, said D ietary Director Matt Clayton. Patient meals are different from the caf foods because of various special diets, but all are very tasty and keep within special guidelines set by U.S. Department of Agriculture and supervised by the hospital dietician, Mary Snyder, R.D. T here are vegetarian choices and Lewis notes gluten-free requests are becoming more frequent. Employed at BMCN for the past four years, Lewis works alongside her British husband, Craig. The two met while working at KPs, a popular eatery no l onger in business. The couple visited Craigs former homeland for his best friends wedding in 2010. e went for about 10 days and it was great. We went to L ondon and then down to Plymouth where hes from. It was very nice. Everythings so old. As a Navy brat, the Yulee native is used to travel, having lived all over including Rhode Island, Maryland, Texas and Massachusetts but she r eturned to her hometown 13 years ago. She and Craig share their Yulee home with their children, Dalyn and Gareth. In addition to working full-time at the hospital and taking care of her family, Lewis is currently enrolled as a part-time student i n the Culinary Management Program at FSCJ. Craig is alsoa student at FSCJ in computer networking. ere a very busy family! she quips. Amelia Breezes Caf, located on the first floor of the hospitals main building, serves breakfast 7-9:30 a.m.; lunch 11 a .m.-1:30 p.m., and dinner 4:306:30 p.m. seven days a week. Baptist Medical Center Nassau is located at 1250 South1 8th St. Phone 321-3500. firstname.lastname@example.org I nominated Kimberly because of her passion f or cooking. She is the backbone of the kitchen a nd is always looking for ways to improve t hings in the department. Kim will make a g reat manager or chef someday M ATT CLAYTON, DIRECTOR FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES, B APTIST MEDICAL CENTER NASSAU HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER Kim Lewis loves cooking for patients, staff and visitors to Baptist Medical Center Nassau. N N i i f f t t y y , N N i i f f t t y yL L u u c c r r e e t t i i a a B B e e a a n n i i s s5 5 0 0! Help before, after severe storms Final budget hearings are tentatively scheduled for Sept.3 at 5:05 p.m. and Sept. 16 at 5:05 p.m. The final property tax rate would be adopted at that time. All meetings will be held at City Hall, 204 Ash St., Fernandina Beach. email@example.com CITY Continued from 1A 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
GAINESVILLE Consumer confidence among Floridia ns rose in July to another post-recession high for a seco nd consecutive month, according to a new University o f Florida survey. The last time Florida consumers were this confident was April 2007, prior to the recession, when the housing m arket was beginning to unravel. T wo of the five components used in the survey showe d an uptick in confidence in the national economy since June. Survey-takers trust in its performance over the next year and their expectations for t he countrys economic health over the next five years went u p. They also remain optim istic about whether this is a good time to buy major household items, such as a refrigerator. Respondents, however, w ere slightly pessimistic about their own personal finances. T heir perception of being better off financially now than a y ear ago and their expectations of enjoying improved finances a year from now both fell. Floridians increasing optim ism is happening despite mixed economic signals. For e xample, the states employment situation continues to i mprove, with the unemployment level declining one-tenth of a percent to 6.2 in July. Record-high stock market prices in June were good news f or both the employed population and retirees with equity i nvestments. The states housing prices were also up last m onth, with $185,000 the median price of a single-family home. A n article about engine development at Toyota was t he inspiration for discussing turbocharging in the marketplace. Toyota, the hybrid champion, has realized that over 97 percent of car buyers just arent interested. They are in the midst of a huge commitm ent to engine development going forward, catching up to o ther manufacturers who have improved gas engines with direct-injection and turbocharging. The company is considering offering a 4-cylinder turbo option on its next generation Camry, possibly in l ieu of a 6-cylinder. Google didnt produce a lot of search data for sales numbers, but everyone is in the turbocharged game, from 4-8 cylinders, gas or diesel. One article speculated a 90 percent turbo sales rate in the futuresounds optimistic. By definit ion, a turbocharger is a turbine-driven forced-induction device that increases efficienc y and power by forcing e xtra air into the combustion chamber. A supercharger, by contrast, is a belt driven, c rankshaftconnected d evice. As simply as can be stated, a turbocharger is a shaft with two propellers on opposite sides. Exhaust gas s pins one propeller that causes the opposing shaft to force air into the combustion chamber. The motor is driven by a gas/air combination and extra air enhances or boosts the process. Simple, efficient, inexpensive and a 110-year-old system. A little history turbocharging was invented in 1905 by a Swiss engineer w orking in research for a diesel engine company. In 1918, G eneral Electric attached it to a 12-cylinder Liberty aircraft motor. Enhanced air at higher altitudes increased performance. Ships and locomotives began using turbocharging in the 1920s. It was widely used i n aircraft in WWII. Commercial trucks are big users, and c onstruction equipment. It is a staple in the modern engine world, and about to be much more mainstream in passenger cars and trucks. Diesels and turbochargers are coming to the market, f rom economy offerings to the luxury market. They are there already to a larger extent than most realize. Dont shun the idea of a turbocharged car. It has been refined, just like todays diesels, and will be a big part of manufacturers meeting the mpg requirem ents that are fast escalating. We are in an environment with more domestic fuel availa ble and lower consumption. The miles driven by Americ ans is down 7 percent from 2007. The vehicles get improving mileage. The end result is in front of us at the gas pump lower fuel costs. Not low enough, but improving. Sometimes the best opt ions to achieve goals are refining tried and true syst ems like turbocharging and diesel power. As always, it will be a goal to create awareness of our ever-changing industry and what it means on Main Street. For those not linked to s ocial media, our daughter Katie is engaged to a young man she met the first week of college. Great guy and all are very happy for them. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites quest ions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. firstname.lastname@example.org 4A F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Turbocharge it Florida consumers are more confident D o u b l e Y o u r W a r r a n t y !S e e s t o r e f o r d e t a i l sSTIHL T r immers N umber 1 Worldwide The helpful place.Turner Ace Hardware2990 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904 www.acehardware.com Sales & ServiceSTIHL Handheld Blowers S TIHL Chain Saws New Owners, Frank and Janet Blake invite you to visit the newly renovated facility! Now featuring Beach Bum Burgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, Drinks, etc, and Pirate Scoops Bluebell Ice Cream and Milkshakes. Complete menu on Facebook & call-in orders welcome. Putt-Putt Daily Specials Monday-Thursday! 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HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader P ets provide companionship and entertain-m ent for seniors living alone but feeding and caring for those beloved furry friends can be difficult on a fixed income. M eals on Wheels for Pets Nassau, Inc., (MOWPN invaluable ally to this segment of the population. Each Friday at 9 a.m. a dedi cated crew of volunteers meets at First Coast Moving a nd Storage to package large bags of pet food (25 to 50 p ounds) into smaller bags, each labeled with the type of food it is. The crew puts those bags into a larger bag or box with the clients name and t heir Meals on Wheels drivers name. T he packaged food is transported to either the East C ouncil On Aging office (for clients in Fernandina and Yulee) or to the COA Transportation Hub where it is placed into a van to be taken t o the West COA office (for clients in Callahan, Hilliard and Bryceville). Our weekly poundage varies according to the delivery schedule, but on average a round 200-250 pounds a w eek, said MOWPN P resident Deborah Watford. Celebrating their fifth year, MOWPN provides more than pet food to the cats and dogs of seniors they serve. Their client list includes 15 on the East Side and 20 on the West S ide. We have achieved a steriliz ation rate of over 95 percent with our clients pets thanks in large part to Cats Angels transpor t to the No More Homeless Pets facility in Jacksonville. This has avoided the bir th of hundr eds of cats and dogs that most likely w ould have ended up in our c ounty animal shelter, said W atford. Volunteer Walter Houle said, Its a worthwhile, neglected need and I appreciate old people. Many clients expr ess their appr eciation for the pet food and say that having that littlee xtra money helps them out a l ot. The veterinary care we p r o vide thr ough Animal Clinic of Callahan is invaluable to the clients. Most of them couldnt af for d the food, so veterinar y car e was out of the question. The major financial contributor for MOWPN is TheB anfield Charitable T r ust. Working through the M eals on Wheels Association of America, Banfield helps to start these programs throughout the United States, said Watford. Not only do they pr o vide the seed money grant to geto f f the ground but continue to s upport the individual chapters on an ongoing basis. Additional partners include A nimal Clinic of Nassau that provides deeply discounted s ervices for MOWPN clients and Craig Clark of T.C. Industries, Inc. in Norcross, Ga., who provides the bags and boxes necessary to transport dog food. Watford is also deeply g rateful to First Coast Moving and Storage for providing a s afe, dry storage facility for the pet food along with the tools necessary to prepare the food for distribution. ithout our program partners, we would not be in operation. And there are several members of our community who support us monetaril y throughout the year. These friends continue to be theb ackbone of our program a nd without their support a nd attendance at events, the p rogram would be unsustaina ble. Several clients, who, for h ealth reasons, had to surrender their animals, were able to find homes for their pets through MOWPNs working r elationship with Nassau H umane Society. T he group holds two major f undraisers each year. The fall fundraiser varies in format. This year we are bringing back the John Denver Tribute Band on Oct. 24. Their performance last year was well attended and received rave reviews from everyone. T ickets will be available in late August or early Septembers aid Watford. I n February, St. Peters E piscopal Church hosts a chili dinner fundraiser. Our volunteers do all the shopping, chopping, cooking, serving and cleaning up for this pr oject, which is a huge u nder taking, said W atfor d. Information about the chili dinner will be out in late December or early January. W atford said volunteers are always needed becauset he effort takes a lot of hands, a nd planning, preparation and p roduction of special events is also a monumental task r e quiring many helpers. Transportation to and from the vets office in Callahan is an ar ea of great need at this t ime. Watford urges everyone to do what they can to help the elderly. Ther e are so many elderly people who live alone and whoa re, for the most part, invisib le. If you know someone who i s in that situation, please reach out. They might need a ride to the stor e or to church or need help getting repairs done on their home. They might not be awar e of service s available to them and need help finding their way through the paperwork maze. Or, and this might be the most important, they might just need someone to see them and list en to them. We can all do t hat. A nyone who is interested in becoming a MOWPN volunteer should phone (352 284-6106, visit mow4petsnassau.com or email email@example.com. t ype@f bne wsleader.com CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Why be near, when y ou 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 Don Minard 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 for all the specials and event info D D o o n n a a t t i i o o n n s s Donations to Meals on Wheels for Pets Nassau can be made through PayPal at mow4petsnassau.com, at First Coast Community Bank on South 1 4th Street or mailed to 17 S. Seventh St., Fernandina Beach, FL32034. Meals on Wheels for Pets more than food PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER P atsy Pennington marks a box of pet food for delivery to senior pets through the Meals on Wheels for Pets program, left. Volunteer Jane Bailey, right, said, Thers a real need for this. When elderly people start feeding their pets their o wn food, thers a problem. Below, Walter Houle and Mike Pennington prepare bags of cat food for delivery to seni ors.
6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Nassau County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider continued imposition of special assessments in the South Amelia Island Shore Stabilization Municipal Service Benefit Unit, as shown above, to fund the capital costs of beach renourishment local improvements within the SAISSAMSBU. Thehearing will be held at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, on August 25, 2014, in the Nassau County Commission Chambers, at the James S. Page Governmental Complex located at 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the imposition and collection of the assessments on the ad valorem tax bill. All affected real property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the County Clerk anytime prior to the public hearing. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that averbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at (904 The assessment for each parcel of real property is calculated based on a combination of factors, including the property use, the just value of property attributable to the parcel and proximity to the beach. Amore specific description of the project costs and the method of computing the assessment for each parcel of real property are set forth in the Initial Assessment Resolution (Resolution No. 2011-31), as amended by the Final Assessment Resolution (Resolution No. 2011-46). Copies of the Master Capital Project and Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the office of the Nassau County Clerk of Court, located at 76347 Veterans Way, Yulee, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill mailed in November 2014, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause atax certificate to be issued against the real property which may result in a loss of title. The County Commission intends to collect the assessments in eight annual assessments, the first of which was included on the ad valorem tax bill mailed in November 2011and the last of which will be in November of 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk of Court at (904 through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA _/s/ Barry V. Holloway________________ Barry V. Holloway Its: Chairman ATTEST: JOHN A. CRAWFORD Its: Ex-Officio ClerkNOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF SPECIALASSESSMENTS IN THE SOUTH AMELIAISLAND SHORE STABILIZATION MUNICIPALSERVICE BENEFIT UNIT U P D A T EN E W S L E A D E RA D D R E S S !Make a note today!AVOID Interrupted Subscription ServiceOur mailing address has changed to:News-Leader PO Box 16766 Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 Please notify your Bill Payment Processing Center or you Online Banking information A A . S S . A A . P P . !Forwarded or Return Payments sent through the Postal Service may result in an interruption of your News-Leaders delivery. M any Fernandina Beach residents w ere in attendance at the Jehovahs Witnesses Convention Program July 1820 in Jacksonville at Veterans Memorial Arena. The theme of the program was Keep Seeking First Gods Kingdom! Reese and Shamir Brown are residents of Fernandina Beach who attende d the convention program: The conv ention highlighted the connection b etween family values and the teachings of Christ Jesus. My wife and I appreciated the focus on how to be better marriage mates and how to teach our children to love Gods Kingdom, Reese said. Those teachings help my family see that the solution to the pr oblems we face today c an be found by seeking Gods Kingdom f irst in our lives. O ne unique aspect of the convention i s that the Jacksonville location was one o f 19 convention locations across North America tied in by video to an international convention located in Atlanta for several portions of the program including the release of several new publications. The convention program was designed to explain what Gods Kingdom i s and how it can be a positive influence i n peoples lives. The program drew attent ion to Gods Kingdom, not as an abstract idea that resides in peoples hearts, but an existing government that is benefiting people even today. A core belief of Jehovahs Witnesses, based on biblical and historical evidence, is that Jesus Christ began to r ule as the King of God s K ingdom in 1914. The convention prog ram marks this year as the centennial of t hat event. F rank Woodcock Jr., convention s pokesman, said, The Keep Seeking First Gods Kingdom Regional Convention was an excellent program for Fernandina Beach residents because it featured advice from Gods Word, the Bible, that, even though it was given thousands of years ago, can provide pract ical benefits in todays world, such as r educing anxiety in ones life or how to h ave a happier family life. Approximately 10,100 were in attendance at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Jehovahs Wit-nesses in the United States plan to host 193 conventions in 71 cities. Worldwide, there are over 7.9 million W itnesses in mor e than 113,000 cong regations. M ore information on the organization c an be found at www jw .or g. F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 NEWS News-Leader SUBMITTED Reese and Shamir Brown of Fernandina Beach were in attendance at the Jehovahs Witnesses Convention Program July 18-20 in Jacksonville at Veterans Memorial Arena. Witnesses honor Gos Kingdom POLITICS IN BRIEF R R e e a a l l t t o o r r s s e e n n d d o o r r s s e e c c a a n n d d i i d d a a t t e e s s The Amelia Island Nassau C ounty Realtor Association screened candidates last week s eeking election to public office in city, county and state elections. The candidates listed below are recommended by the Public Policy Candidate S creening Committee and approved by the board of direct ors. State Representative, D istrict 11 Janet Adkins County Commissioner, D istrict 2 Steve Kelley County Commissioner, District 4 Barry Holloway City Commissioner, Group 2 Tim Poynter City Commissioner, Group 3 Robin Lentz P rimary elections are Aug. 26 (early voting Aug. 15-23 g eneral elections, including the city elections, are Nov. 4 (early voting Oct. 21-Nov. 1). W W e e s s t t S S i i d d e e G G O O P P A ll Republican families are invited to attend the WestsideR epublican Clubs meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the H illiard Community Center, 37117 Pecan St., Hilliard. N assau County Manager Ted Selby and Shanea Jones,d irector of OMB/Assistant County Manager, will present t he State of the County...a View from the Office of Management and Budget. 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 T he Nassau County Democratic ExecutiveC ommittee invites all to the annual Low Country Boil to be held on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, Fernandina Beach at 6 p.m. Annette Taddeo, gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crists running mate, will attend, as w ill the candidates for Attorney General and Secretary of Agriculture. Allison Tant, Floridas Democratic Party Chair, will be the speaker Tickets ($50 eache available from DEC members and at party headquarters located at Eighth and Date, phone 2613 364. For information contact Carla Voisard at (904 or csvoisard@gmail. com. More houses for sale as sales keep rising J ACKSONVILLE June 2014 housing sales reports posted by the North-east Florida Association of Realtors on NEFAR.com reveal more home sellers ared eciding to make their move as 3,056 new listings hit the market i n June. T his figure is 9.5 percent more t han June 2013 and a 13.2 per cent increase year to date. Out of the 3,056 new listings, only 753 (24.6 per cent) wer e lender medi ated properties, welcome news that reflects a strengthening market. M onths supply of homes for s ale is now 5.1, at the low end of t he fiveto six-months that is con sidered a balanced market. There wer e 12 per c ent of pr o per ties that sold for mor e than the original list price, indicative of the competition for available properties that currently exists in NortheastF lorida. C losed sales wer e str ong, c oming in at 2,131 a 6.7 per c ent increase over last June and up 4.6 per cent year to date. Pending s ales were 2,321, a 25.1 percent uptick from a year ago and a 11.3 percent year to date increase. The median sales price notched upward to reach$ 168,000 5.7 percent higher than a year ago and a 3.4 percent i ncrease year to date. D ays on market was 82, the s ame as June 2013. The percentage of overall sales that were lender mediated was 32.2 (688 lender mediated versus 1,443 traditional), a decrease from June 2013s 37.3 percent. N EFAR President Linda M cMor r ow said, The gr eater m arket confidence shown by more sellers listing their homes is exciting. On the opposite end of the hopper ar e r obust sales, however, resulting in an overall inventory of only 9,947 homes. F or these and numerous other r eal estate market statistics, take a dvantage of the fr e e market reports available on the Market Stats icon on NEF AR.com. Fire in South Fletcher home News-Leader A fire that originated in the kitchen of a house at 3655 S. Fletcher Ave. was e xtinguished by a total of 18 city and county fir e fighters ar o und 7 p.m. Monday, according to a city press release. Fir efighters r esponded to an initial call fr om Nassau County 911 dispatch at 7:05 p.m. that heavy smoke was coming fr om the thr e e-stor y r esidence. Through intense smoke and heat, firefighters brought hose lines into the residence in search of the fires origins. F lames were extinguished within 12 m inutes after locating the fir e on the first floor the press release said. With assistance from Nassau County Fire Rescue, city fir efighters extinguished all hot spots within the house in under 20 minutes. The home received heavy smoke damage, according to the press release, and fire damage was estimated to be several thousand dollars. A n investigation revealed the fire was t he r e sult of a gr ease fir e in the kitchen. All occupants wer e outside the residence during the incident there were no civilian or fir efighter injuries r e por t ed.
L L e e g g a a l l s s h h e e n n a a n n i i g g a a n n s s N assau County Attor ney David H allman baked a pie so Commissioner Barry Holloway could stick in a thumb, and pull out a plum, and say to his constituents what a good boy am I. Hallman told the county commission it is legal to take money collected f or fire services in Yulee and use it f or fir e services in Hilliard. As a result, t he Commission voted 4-1 to do so (Money to service Yulee going to West Side, July 25). Hallman has a history of ignoring Florida legal pr ecedent in making decisions that fit the current political need. While nothing in section 163.31801, Florida Statutes, the Florida ImpactF ee Act, addr esses the r edirection of i mpact fees collected under that statute t o purposes other than for what the fees were collected, in City of Dunedin, the Florida Court delineated the test to be applied in determining the validity of a locally imposed impact fee. The court specified that: the fees must be expr essly ear marked and spent for the purposes for which they w ere charged. Thus, an impact fee, l evied and collected for the expr e ss purpose of pr o viding fir e ser vices in Yulee, must be spent for that purpose. In the commissions discussion there was concern about the legality of the move, but in a deft bit of sleight of hand, Hallman made a finding of fact that a firehouse in Hilliard would helpa ll of Nassau County thus the use of $ 300,000 of Y ulee money to build the Hilliar d fir e house is legal, he claimed. The back story, of course, is that Commissioner Holloway, who represents Hilliard, seeks reelection. Getting $300,000 for a Hilliar d fire station will cer tainly help Holloway with the voters. Hallmans legal opinion, t herefore, is a boon to Holloway. Strangely, Commissioner Danny Leeper, despite his concern over Yulees future firefighting needs, voted to move the money to the West Side, as did Commissioner Pat Edwar ds, who represents Yulee. There continues to be enor mous gr owth in Y ulee home building has picked up with thousands of homes already permitted, a large movie house is going up and a three-story apartment complex has just been approved. The time is very close when Yulees firefighting capabilities will need to be expanded. W ith the $300,000 meant for Yulee gone to Hilliar d, wher e will the money come fr om? Commissioner Steve Kelley is the only voice of reason saying a longterm plan is needed, rather than the piecemeal approach to community planning. But long-ter m planning doesn t win elections. Rober t W eintraub Amelia Island S S i i d d e e w w a a l l k k s s Sidewalks have recently been completed for the Southside Elementary School and the Boys and Girls Club. The sidewalks include Lime Street, 11th Str eet and Jasmine. When the new Fer nandina Beach Boys and Girls Club was planned for Lime Street there was no city or county budget for sidewalks. The Amelia Island Trail team had helped Emma Love grammar school get awar ded a Safe Routes to School grant for a sidewalk the year before. Ther e for e a Safe Routes to Schools grant was applied for by Southside grammar school, with support from city of Fer nandina Beach, Nassau County and the local Amelia Island Trail team. These Safe Routes to Schools grants require the sidewalksa pplied for be part of a broader trail network. Construction was recently completed by the Florida Depar t ment of Transportation (FDOT Sor ry about the construction delays that wer e caused by FDOT having to deal with drainage issues. Thanks to all that helped make this improvement happen and thanks to those who suf fer ed thr o ugh the change. I r ecognize ther e ar e issues with each segment of the Amelia Island Trail network that is planned and constructed and we will try to address those issues as they arise. We have recently worked with the county to develop an improved sign policy for the new south-end trail, which has been forwarded to FDOT for their r eview If appr oved by FDOT we would be able to significantly reduce the south-end trail signage. FDOT also constructed that trail segment after we were awarded a grant for that off-road trail. However, trail signage is based on FDOT policy and changes must be agr eed to by FDOT. We believe trail signage can be significantly r educed and still com ply with FDOT policy Our goal is for Amelia Island to become the best place in Florida to walk, run or bicycle safely. We will need community support to reach that goal, recognizing there will be some pr oblems along the way which we will try to address. Phil Scanlan, CEO Friends of Amelia Island Trail, Inc. J J e e r r u u s s a a l l e e m m Earlier this year our family made plans for our vacation in 2014. We wanted to select a place that would help inspire and allow our family to experience a life memor y together We decided that a family trip to the Holy Land, Israel, would meet our goals. Let me shed a little perspective on Israel, its people and why Jerusalem is so impor tant to people thr oughout the world. As we watch events unfold with the rocket attacks and the battle over security, I am reminded of a conver-s ation I had with a shopkeeper in Jerusalem. When I pointed out that it seems ever y one gets along well, he said, Yes, we are thankful for the peace. It is good for business; but it seems like we ar e overdue for another conflict. W e traveled Israel on a Holy Land Pilgrimage from May 27-June 4 this year The Israelis call this sor t of trip a pilgrimage because since 30 years after Jesus died people have been trav eling to the Holy Land and taking the exact same trip to the same sites we toured. Israel is a nation of around 8 million people; of this number 1.5 million are Arab Christians and the remaining majority is Jewish or Muslim. While the news reports display tragic violence, we wer e impr essed at how safe the envir onment was and how serious they took their security as we traveled with our family, tour guide and driver. I was really amazed at the number of Americans you saw and that almost everyone spoke fluent English. Israel is a nation that has several major sectors to its economy: military technology and weapons, tourism and agricultur e. W e saw many farms in the countryside. The Israelis have perfected farming technology to make efficient use of limited water supply; it only rains 22 days of the year so they use drip irrigation systems everywher e. The trip from Tel Aviv to the Sea of Galilee was r emarkable and we wer e able to see many of the sites illustrat ed and discussed in the Bible. Connecting the geography with the study of the Bible allows you to draw together how things unfolded in the time of Jesus. Once you have walked the shor es of the Sea of Galilee and the River Jordan, your understanding of biblical stories is changed for ever Our guide was an Arab Christian, credentialed by the state of Israel and very knowledgeable about the archaeology, Bible history and traditions. At every holy site we experienced, there was a church built to commemorate its historical significance. Again and again, we saw where the Byzantines had built chur ches to pr otect the places where Jesus performed miracles and conducted his ministry. I would ask our tour guide, How do you really know these are the sites? She would tell me that people were with Jesus and did not leave these locations and the local folks knew exactly where these places were located. Granted, some of the locations per haps are approximate; but others were exact. The Sea of Galilee was amazing and beautiful. As we sailed on the Sea of Galilee in the small wooden Jesus Boat, our boat Captain David Samdar stood up and held out his arms and told us two-thirds of the gospelso ccurred between this space. You could easily see that the natural walking path fr o m Nazar e th to Capernaum came through a valley. Once you have passed thr ough the valley the first city you come to is Magdala, the home of Mar y Magdalene. If you make a tur n there you head to Capernaum where Jesus per for med many miracles while in Galilee. There is a church built over the house of Peter wher e Jesus healed his mother -in-law and you can see r em nants of the synagogue where Jesus would have taught. We learned a great deal about Herod the Great and his building accomplishments in Caesarea and his focus on for tr esses such as the one at the high plains of Masada. Herod was a paranoid man and a br utal king; but his engineering accomplishments would marvel engineers today at how he constructed water systems, ports and cities. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment was the Temple Mount, the structure he built over Mount Moriah. It is her e that so much of our human history finds its foundation. The foundation stones, or her odian stones, ar e amazing accomplishments that form a wall around Mount Moriah. It is this platform that was used to build the temple, where the holiness of God would reside. Today the Temple Mount is the center of so many faiths. Ther e is strict security to gain entrance; you must go early in the mor ning to avoid long lines, cannot display any cr osses, Bibles or items of worship, and must be dressed in long trousers that cover the knees. The Temple Mount is filled with Islamic studies groups reading the Koran and conducting education classes all day They spend ever y day in worship in this holy city. The Dome of the Rock is a famous site and has been fought over for many genera tions. This structure contains the rock that Abraham was to sacrifice his son Isaac; and is the location of the holy of holies where the Spirit of God is said to reside when the temple stood in this place. Accor ding to Jewish tradition it is said that God formed Adam from the dust on Mount Moriah. The Western Wall is all that remains of the second temple in Jerusalem; and more than half of the wall is below the present day ground level. The Western Wall is still being excavated today and you can take a tour all the way down the wall in what is called the Western Tunnels. The constant worship and prayers of fered in this place is significant. You can truly feel G ods glory at the Western Wall. Prior to going to the Western Wall we sat on the steps of the Hulga gates which in Bible times would have been the steps used by Jesus to walk into the temple. When you sit on these steps and look out at the hills surrounding t his area you are struck by the notion t his is the same view of the hillsides t hat was present 2,000 years ago. The weather in Jerusalem is amazing; the city is high in the mountains so it is cooler than the rest of Israel. It was simply beautiful weather while we were there and you could see why so many would call Jer usalem home. The Dead S ea, on the other hand, was extreme h eat, as it was 342 feet below sea level. P er h aps the gr eatest experience was the trip along the V i a Dolor o sa, or the path that Jesus took to Calvar y, or Golgotha. There is so much history I would suggest reading the book Jerusalem by Karen Armstrong, to gain some insight before going. Wheny ou arrive at the Church of the Holy S epulchre you are immediately taken b ack to a time when all of human his tor y was changed forever. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been fought over for many years but there are several things here that are important to the faithful. As you walk up the stairs to Golgotha youk now you are ascending a hill. The s tairs ar e wor n fr om thousands of peo p le and you r e alized this is wher e Christ was crucified. Y o u descend the stairs and you ar e taken to the cave wher e Jesus was held while the cross was prepared. You are then shown the stone that was used to prepare the body of Jesus for burialw here people would fall upon their k nees and weep. The marble stone w here Jesus was scourged and beaten is also in this holy site. The most impor tant element in this building is the tomb of Jesus. The entir e rock was carved away by the Constantines mother, Saint Helena, and a special building within the building now stands in this place. Entrance into the tomb itself is carefully contr olled by the Gr eek Or thodox priests; they along with the Coptics claim to be the original protectors of the faith. Y ou ar e not per mitted to take a picture and can stay a few minutes in the tomb and then must leave. It is humbling to stand in a place wher e the foundation of so much human history can be found; you walk away very humble. We finished our pilgrimage with a tour of the old City of King David which is still under ar cheological excavation. It was amazing to see the ruins of King David s palace, walk thr ough the Canaanite tunnels and to finally sit on the steps of the Pool of Siloam. This is the pool where average citizens would come to purify themselves befor e entering the temple. The steps leading to the Pool of Siloam were 90 feet wide and traveled at least one-half mile in dis tance. W e finished our day with some shopping in the Old City of Jerusalem; the city is divided between the Jewish quarter, the Armenian Quarter, the Christian Quar ter and the Muslim Quarter. These are distinct sectors of the Holy City and each has their roots deep in the histor y of this impor tant land. As we traveled thr ough the hills surrounding Jerusalem on our way back to Tel Aviv to end our journey, we listened to the old Baptist gospel hymns and mar veled at what we had seen and experienced. Truly Jerusalem is the center of the world for the Christian and once you have made this pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the Bible takes on a whole new perspective because you now can connect the place, its location, its weather and its people with the events described in the Old and New T estament. Please pray for peace in the Holy Land; and when you decide to plan your next adventur e, make cer tain you consider a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. I can assure you it will exceed your expectations and your life will be changed forever. Doug Adkins Fer nandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE W e reference the saying the devil is in the details when talking about Amendment 2b ecause of its broad, vague language. Why? Because supporters of Amendment 2 w ould have you believe that it was created to help the really sick, but in actuality it was created to facilitate full legalization of pot in Florida. When you dig a little deeper within A mendment 2, five dangerous loopholes materialize the pot for any purpose loophole, thed rug dealer loophole, the pill mill loophole, the teenager loophole and the immunity looph ole. To start, the pot for any purpose loophole arises because of the other conditions catchall contained within Amendment 2. Those who want to gain access to pot will not n eed a prescription to do so, only a recommendation. This means pot isnt just reserved fort hose with debilitating illnesses but could also be recommended for other conditions, s uch as backaches, headaches, trouble sleeping, stress and menstrual cramps. In states that have fallen for the medical pot scam, these qualifying symptoms have been used as a gateway to gain access to pot. In fact, states w ith medical marijuana laws report pain was listed for pot over 90 percent of the time. W ithin the caregiver provision of Amendment 2, lies the drug dealer loophole, w hich provides a legal basis and broad constitutionalp rotections for those dealing pot. It is important to n ote that the caregiver role outlined in the amendment only requires one qualification the caregiver has to be at least 21. Thats it. C aregivers are not required to have any medical train-i ng, they arent required to take any tests or have a background check b efore they become a caregiver. This means that even drug dealers or former felons could become caregivers. In other states with this provision it has been abused. To further compound the caregiver looph ole, the pill mill loophole will allow pot shops to set up everywhere. Since there aren o provisions in Amendment 2 limiting where they can locate, expect pot shops to crop up n ear your neighborhood; thereby, allowing them to aggressively market pot to anyone who wants to buy it, including teens. Pot shops will be in your face and since no formal prescription is needed, we can expect this to be r eminiscent of the pill mill crisis that ravaged Florida and destroyed families. W ith no age limit on who can get pot, a guarantee of confidentiality and zero requirem ents for parental notification, Amendment 2 does nothing to protect children from pot. A s Amendment 2 is currently written, teenagers could legally obtain pot on the basis o f school-related stress, which weve seen in states that already have medical pot laws, like California. Amendment 2 also grants sweeping immunity to those who distribute pot. This means t hat those patients injured by medical marijuana, their families or third parties injuredb y someone using marijuana would have no legal recourse against caregivers, physicians, t reatment centers or the employers of any individuals involved in this process, even if such individuals acted with negligence or committed intentional wrongful acts that caused harm. B ecause this is a constitutional amendment, all other lesser, but more sensible lawsw ould fall away. Unlike a bill making its way through the legislative process it cannot be a mended or changed it would be written into Floridas Constitution. Voters cannot vote on supporters after-thefact claims of their intentions; voters can only rely on the words written in the amendment. T he only way to fix Amendment 2 is to Vote No. J essica Spencer is director of the Statewide Coalition Vote No on 2 Campaign. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HO W T O WRITE US Letters must include writers name (printed and signature), addr ess and telephone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. No poems will be published. Letters should be typed or printed. Not all letters are published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor P.O. 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Robustness is a measure of how much damage can be done to an organism and it will still function. Plants are robust because they can lose their leaves and the majority of their limbs and yet survive. Resiliency refers to the ability of an organism to adapt to changing circumstances. A tropical plant may be robust, but it won't survive in a harsh environment such as a desert. Human beings are hardy because we combine robustness with resiliency. We are robust in so far as we can survive without our teeth, could lose a few limbs, and some of our vital organs arepaired, such as the kidneys and lungs, allowing us to survive with just one of them. Though not as robust as plants, we are moreresilient, since we adapt well to change, as evidenced by our living in virtually every environment on the planet. Religion is one of the tools that help us to adapt. The Bible is full of advice on how to get along under trying circumstances. The early Israelites were enslaved in Egypt and then had to survive in the desert, and even once they were established as a nation, they were surrounded by hostile neighbors. This remains true for them today, and there is a lesson here on the value of resiliency and robustness. Increase your robustness by staying healthy and increase your resiliency by being adaptive.-Christopher Simon Robustness & Resiliency M r. and Mrs. Chastine C C h h a a s s t t i i n n e e John and Linda Chastine of Fernandina Beach recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married o n July 27, 1964 in Atlanta, Ga. T heir children are Rachel and William Van Epps, Claire and Al Gregoire and John and Laura Chastine. They have four grandchildren. WEDDING ANNIVERSARY BACK TO SCHOOL Health Care Symposium set for Aug. 16 S ometimes sickness, disease, w eakness and frailties may all be designed and assigned to us tot est how cool our courage is in an attack. We spend a lot of time and e xpense dealing with the attacks. We even try to prevent them, but still they come. Let us view our response in another light instead of focusing on trying to avoid or eliminate problems, we should make sure our spirits are strong enough to endure despite them. T o educate and promote healthier living in our community, the First M issionary Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach presents its second Health Care Symposium. On Saturday, Aug. 16, come join this event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the FMBC Emma B. Delaney Fellowship Hall, 20 S. Ninth St. You will receive free heart h ealth screening in addition to hearing speakers on nutritional, breast and b ehavioral health, AIDS and much more. This Health Care Symposium is being sponsored by FMBC Nurses Guild Ministry, District #3 and in collabo ration with Baptist Medical Center N assau. We are the church i n the heart of the city with the desire to be in the heart of all people. The Rev. Dr. Darien K. Bolden Sr. i s pastor. For more information please e mail FMBC2059@ gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity. However, the kind of nourishment we provide to our infirmity is not intendedt o cause it to flourish and remain; it is designed to nourish it with the greatest w eapon we have and that is cool courage. If we demonstrate courage that is cool, calm and collected when the devil has unleashed his arsenal of infirmity, the devil, the infirmity and all demonic forces are thrown into a tailspin. When the forces of hell start their w ar against our bodies and minds, they will see many believers cowering in the f ace of fear. However, they now realize that they have lost the battle because we r eally believe our spirits are always ready, not for battle but to endure hardship to the end. The families of the late Bro. Adaryl Owens and Mother Geneva Stays a cknowledge that their hearts are full of love and gratitude to you, their family a nd friends for the many acts of kindness shown to them during their hours of bereavement. They pray Gods blessings upon each of you. Birthday wishes to Andrew White Sr., Ilona Preliou, Jennifer Attwater, Kadeem Williams, Randy Daniels, JohnH Williams, Virginia Mealing, Rev. Stanley Palmer, Demetrius Jones, Craig B rown, Vincent Jones Sr. and Annette Green. Nikita and Rebecca Deter spent their honeymoon, Craig and Maybelle Brown spent their anniversary, in Nassau, Bahamas and Felicia Green, Derika Benson and Xavier Morris traveled along for the celebration, returning back home on Monday. N OW AND THEN Maybelle Kirkland T T a a x x h h o o l l i i d d a a y y Floridas Back to School S ales Tax Holiday runs today through Aug. 3. Select back to school items will be available to purchase, tax-free,i ncluding clothing (excluding w atches, jewelry, umbrellas a nd handker c hiefs), footwear ( excluding skis, swim fins, roller blades and skates), wallets and bags (excluding briefcases, suitcases and other garment bags) that cost $100 or less. School supplies that cost $15 or less per item are e xempt. A lso exempt is the first $ 750 of the sales price for personal computers and related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. This includes tablets, laptops, monitors, input devices and non-r ecrea tional software; however cell p hones, furniture and devices o r softwar e intended primarily for r e cr e ational use are not exempt. You do not have to be a student to enjoy the savings. F F r r e e s s h h m m a a n n b b a a s s h h T he Yulee High School F reshmen and New Student B ash will be held today fr o m 9-11 a.m. for students with last names A-L, and from 1-3 p.m. for students last names M-A. An Open House will be held Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. B B a a n n d d y y a a r r d d s s a a l l e e T he Fer nandina Beach H igh School Band Par e nts Association will host a yard sale on Aug. 2 fr o m 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the band r oom of the high school. Proceeds will help suppor t the band program. The public is welcome. S S c c h h o o o o l l p p h h y y s s i i c c a a l l s s T he Coalition for the Reduction/Elimination of Ethnic Disparities in Health (CREED munity to help pr ovide school supplies for this years back to school event on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Peck C enter 516 South 10th St. CREED will provide free school physicals from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to students in kinder garten through grade 12 who are making their initial entry into a Florida school. For students transferring to a Florida school from another state, a physical com pleted within one year is acceptable if completed on a for m comparable to Floridas standardized School Exam Form (DH3040ts physicals also are provided. Supplies needed include wide-rule notebook paper and composition books, colleger ule notebook paper and com position books, pens and pencils, crayons, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, folders and backpacks. Please take supplies to the Mar tin Luther King Jr Center, 1200 Elm St., 3103351, or contact John Cover dell or Jennett W Baker at 556-3363 for pick-up. M M e e e e t t & & g g r r e e e e t t Emma Love Hardee E lementary in Fernandina Beach will hold a Meet and Greet for students on Aug. 5 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 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 Yulee United Methodist Church, 86003 Christian Way, will distribute free backpacks and school supplies for Nassau County students on Aug. 5 from 4:30-7 p.m. Supplies are limited and will b e given out on a first-come, first-served basis. D D r r a a m m a a c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Drama classes for kids in grades K-5 will be offered on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Fer nandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St.,b eginning Aug. 6. The classes i n YES! FL Ts youth education series, wher e kids take center stage will be Aug. 6Sept. 17, with per for m ances on Sept. 19 and 20. Fee for participation is $33; no previous theater experience isr equired. Enrollment forms a re available in advance at M iss Kate s Pr e K, 1303 Jasmine St.; class size is limit ed. Any questions, contact Kate at email@example.com. B B o o y y s s & & G G i i r r l l s s C C l l u u b b s s Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County are now openf or registration for the 2014-15 s chool year The clubs will open on Aug. 11. Call 4919102 for information and enr ollment of your youngster at the Rober ts Club on Lime Street in Fernandina Beach, or call 261-1075 for information and enrollment at theM iller Club in Nassauville. 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 ar e seeking girls in grades K-12 to join Girl Scouts. They will host recruitments at the Girl Scout Hut located at 25 South 13th St. inF er nandina Beach on Aug. 11, 1 2 and 14 from 5-8 p.m. each n ight. 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 more information. D D o o n n a a t t e e y y o o u u r r g g u u i i t t a a r r Ar ts Alive Nassau is excited to report it plans to start a guitar pr ogram at Y ulee Elementary in September as part of its after-school offerings. To do so, they need donations of acoustic guitars. Per haps you pur chased one with the idea of taking lessons or lear ning to play and never got around to it. If you have an acoustic guitar and would be willing to donate it to Arts Alive Nassau, they would be most appreciative. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org g or 225-0575 during business hours. By donating, you give a young child the opportunity to learn to make music. Arts Alive Nassau is a 501(c3ganization that pr ovides fr ee after school arts classes for childr en ages 6-10 in Nassau County Nature walk set for Aug. 4 Wild Amelia will hold a guided nature walk for aspiring Junior Naturalists on Aug. 4 at 8 a.m. at Goffinsville Park, 95001 Goffinsville Road, just off Nassauville Road, with a rain date of Aug. 6. For ester Dave Holley will lead the walk. Children will complete an activity in the newest Junior Naturalist booklet, The Maritime Forest. It is available for $5 at the Book Loft, Books Plus, Atlantic Rec Center Coastal T rader II, the Fort Clinch Visitor Center and Kayak Amelia, and the day of the walk. There is no charge for the walk itself. The walk is limited to 15 children; to register or for information, email Robyn Nemes atr email@example.com. Children should bring insect r epellent and water and wear sturdy shoes with toes covered. Children may bring a snack to enjoy following the approximately one-hour walk. Meet in the small parking lot at 8 a.m. If the event is postponed due to weather childr en will be noti fied via email by 5 p.m. the day befor e. FBCA marks five years of growth F or the News-Leader Fernandina Beach Christian Academy will celebrate its fifth anniversary of the school opening on A ug. 6. T he school, which is located on the c ampus of First Baptist Church, started with just one student, Eli Johnson, five years ago. Gwen Milam founded the school on a leap of faith. Gwen, a Georgia native, has since retired. F rank Vacirca h as been princip al/head of school for the past year and has been part of the school s sub stantial gr owth. e closed last year with 38 students.T his upcoming s chool year, we will w elcome 84 stu dents, he said. Fernandina Beach Christian Academy has added two kindergartens, two third grades, and two fourth grades. M r. Frank, as the children refer to h im, credits the schools phenomenal g r o wth to Christian principles, outstanding teachers and partnership with parents who have high academic expectations. The school s cur riculum is supervised by Shannon Hogue, lead teacher. Though aligned with the state of Florida standards, the curriculum is highlyi nnovative, emphasizing small class s izes and lessons that are purposeful and relational and fun. e strive daily, Vacirca said, to see the future every day in the potential of our students. The quality of the future depends significantly on strong, intelligent and compassionate Christian leaders. T his past year third graders took the T erra Nova Assessment Test. On avera ge, the class scor ed 5th Grade/8th month in math and 6th Grade/8th month in r eading. Vacirca indicated that it is only one test and articulated that his teachers teach to the student, not to the test. Along with challenging and rewarding academic classes, Fer nandina Beach Christian Academy offers a full range of enrichment courses. Students participate in Art, Music, For eign Language, Physical Education and Bible Studies. Throughout each term, students take computer literacy courses and actively par ticipate in Lego Education. Mr Frank has been in education for 42 years. His car eer has ranged from teacher to principal to superintendent. He has also taught graduate courses in educational administration and has ser ved as an educational consultant. Fernandina Beach Christian Academy plans to add one grade annually. The Boar d of Dir ectors, chair ed by Debbie Johnson, has established a steering committee to evaluate future growth and expansion. This school year marks the fifth anniversar y of the school with a par ents and friends of FBCA cookout scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 22. Lear n mor e at fer nandinachris tianacademy.com or call 491-5664. SUBMITTED PHOTOS Students at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy participate in Art, Music, For eign Language, Physical Education and Bible Studies, in addi tion to regular course work. We strive d aily to see t he future every day in the potential of our students. P RINCIPAL F RANK VACIRCA
CHUCK SHEEHAN For the News-Leader T he latest scam making the c ircuit demonstrates the import ance of pr o tecting your media devices with passwords. Thieves will electronically enter your iPad, cell phone or com puter and will set their own passwords. This prevents you from using your device with-o ut entering that password. S hortly thereafter you will r e ceive an email asking you to buy the password for $25 or $50 using some form of untraceable payment. If you d ont pay them your device will b e rendered unusable as you will not be able to open it without their passwor d. The way to prevent this from happening is to set a passwor d on your electr onic media w hich pr events the scammers f r o m getting in in the first place. I t is a little cumbersome to type in your password but it is better than having your equipment held hostage by the bad guys. Passwords for your iPad and phone dont have to be long and complicated. Four or fiven umbers should be suf ficient. P asswords for your IRA, bank a ccount or savings account s hould be eight or more characters and contain numbers, letters and symbols. The mor e important your information, the harder your password should be. S eniors versus Crime is a S pecial Pr o ject of the Florida A ttorney General whose objectives are: 1. Educate the public about frauds and scams. 2. Assist people with small civil, monetary issues. Contact number: (904 CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9A F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Youre Invited... Saturday, August 2ndFernandina Harbor MarinaFishing Hours: 6:30am to 5pm Weigh-in: 2pm-5pm Bar-B-Que & Music: 5pm to 8pm Awards / Raffle Drawing / Silent Auction: 7:30pm Vendor Booths & Boats on Display Kayak Division 5Slam Prizes 3Species Prizes All Cash(Based on 50 Paid KayaksNorth Florida Kingfish Championship TWT 1st Place Kingfish Division $10,000 10 Places Paid All Cash(Based on 100 Paid Boats1st & 2nd Place Single Engine Boat Lady & Youth Angler All Cash(Based on 100 Paid BoatsTournament Director: John Hartrich 904-206-0817NLPSAMandatoryCaptains Meeting is Friday,August 1st at 7pmRules and Registration Forms at www.nsfafish.net School starts Wednesday safety is top priority Sheriff Bill Leeper and the Nassau County Sheriffs Office w ant to remind everyone that students will be returning to s chool in Nassau County on Wednesday. our childs safety is our number one priority, Leeper said. I encourage you to take a few moments to think about and review back-to-school safety w ith your child. If your child walks to school, m ake sure there are sidewalks and crossing guards along the way. If you are not able to walk with your child, remember there is safety in numbers so have your child walk with siblings or other neighborhood c hildren. Being hit by a car is by far the greatest threat to any c hild walking to school. Make sure your kids stay on the sidewalk and only cross at crosswalks. Remember to remind you children to never, ever stop to talk to strangers on t he way to and from school and, most importantly, never to get i nto any vehicle with a stranger. These could potentially be lifethreatening situations. Children peddling to school on bicycles must wear bike helmets its the law. Helmets are the single most effective devices f or cyclists, greatly reducing the risk of death or critical injury. Y our children should ride their bicycles on the right side of the road and obey stop signs and traffic signals. Children who ride the bus should never misbehave. And remember, no bullying. Its i mportant for children to remain seated at all times, keep hands a nd feet inside the vehicle and never throw anything inside or outside of the bus. When exiting the bus, children should always cross in front of the bus never from behind. D rivers need to remember that Florida law prohibits passi ng a school bus that is stopped with its flashing lights activated. Drivers must also remember to slow down in school zones. Driving slowly and carefully through school zones sharply reduces the risk of a tragic accid ent. High schools and middle s chools in Nassau County have a school resource officer or deputy. If your child is experiencing trouble with others or feels they are being bullied, contact the schools administrative office and ask to speak to the o fficer or deputy. By keeping safety in mind, w e can work together to make the 2014-2015 school year a safe and successful one, said Leeper. B eware password scam Medical identity theft can be deadly J ASON ALDERMAN F or the N ews-Leader B y now most people know about the perils of identity theft, where someone steals your personal or financial account information and makes fraudulent charges or opens bogus accounts in your name. L ately, a not-so-new twist has b een getting a lot of attention m edical identity theft. Thats where someone gains access to your health insurance or Medicare account information and uses it to submit phony insurance claims, obtain prescription dr ugs or medical devices, or get medical tr eat ment in your name. Besides its high cost, medical ID theft also can have deadly consequences: Suppose someone poses as you and gets an appendectomy; if you later entered the hospital with abdominal pain, your medical file would show that your appen dix was already removed and you could be tragically misdiagnosed. Here are a few tips for avoiding medical ID fraud and steps to take if it happens: Your medical files are often full of infor mation ID thieves crave: account numbers for Social Security health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, contact information, email address, etc. All it takes is one stolen employee laptop or an inter cepted piece of mail or email to leave you vulnerable. Sophisticated thieves will also hack computer networks of insurance companies, pharmacies, medical equipment suppliers and others who have access to your medical records. And unfortunately, the black market for stolen infor mation is so tempting that employees have been known to steal data. Common signs of medical identity theft include: Provider bills or insurance Explanation of Benefits (EOB forms that reference medical ser vices you didn t r eceive. (Verify all dates, providers and tr eatments and look for dupli cate billing.) Calls from debt collectors about unfamiliar bills. Medical collection notices on your credit report. Just as you shouldnt hesitate to ask your doctor or nurse whether they washed their hands, so you should feel fr ee to ask what security pr ecautions their business office takes to protect your information. Herea r e a few preventive measures to take: Never r e veal personal or account information during unsolicited calls or emails. Be suspicious if someone offers you free medical equipment or services and then r equests your Medicare numb er. Never let people borrow your Medicare or insurance card to obtain services for themselves. Not only is this illegal, but it could be disastrous if your medical histories become inter mingled (think about dif fering allergies, blood types, etc.). Regularly check your credit reports for unpaid bills for unfamiliar medical services or equipment. This could indicate someone has opened a new insurance policy using your identity and is r unning up charges. If you suspect or know your information has been compromised, ask for copies of your medical records from each doctor hospital, phar macy lab or health plan where a thief may have used your information. Also r equest a copy of their Accounting of Disclosures form, which lists everyone who got copies of your medicalr ecor ds. Next, write them all by certified mail explaining which infor mation is inaccurate, along with copies of documents suppor ting your position. Ask them to correct or delete all errors and to inform everyone they may have sent records to (labs, other doctors, hospitals, etc.). Keep copies of all cor r espondence and logs of all phone calls or other r elated activities. You can also file a police report and contact the fraud units at the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian andT ransUnion. Y ou may want to place a fraud alert or freeze on your accounts. V isit the Federal T rade Commission s Identity Theft site for mor e information (www.consumer.ftc.gov). Jason Alderman directs Visa financial education programs.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 10A F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 N EWS -L EADER /F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA 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 G enetic 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 experi-e nced before. Players will learn stationary a nd full court ball handling, dribbling 2-3 basketballs, c ourt awareness, secret to jab step, advanced finishing at the rim options, perfecting shot off the dribble and elusive moves. The ball handling clinic is Aug. 2 and offensive moves Aug. 3 at the Peck C enter. Cost is $40 per player per session (early registration). Register for both for $ 65. Walk-up is $50. A ge groups include 8-11, 12-14 and 15 and up. Five h ours per group per session. Elite group is $50 per session (early 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 8-17, who will have the opportunity to work with professionalc oaches to improve their golf s kills. Sessions are Aug. 121 5 and A ug. 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 playinga nd video analysis. Snacks w ill be provided. Miniature putt c hampionship 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 willb e provided for practice. C all the pro shop at 2775 907, email mblock@omniho tels.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 annual sports awards banquet at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the MLK Center. For information, contact President W ayne 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. V isit www.aiy soccer.com to register or contact Lee Burchett at email@example.com. Amelia Island Y outh 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 Tuesday at the county building, Y ulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609. 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. Registration runs through Aug. 10 and the season will begin the week of Sept. 2. There are spots available in the basket ball and volleyball camp July 28 through Aug. 1. Stop by the McArthur Family YMCAon Citrona Drive or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 T uesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904 624-2711 or commodore@ ameliaislandsailing.org or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org. A A u u x x i i l l i i a a r r y y m m e e e e t t s s U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Amelia Island Flotilla 14-1, meets the first Thursday in the Amelia Island Lighthouse Cottage, located on OHagan City premieres new golf greens F ernandina Beach Golf Club managed by Billy Casper Golf, the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. will host a grand re-opening celebration today through Sunday to showcase renovated greens on its South Course. G olfers can play any time today through Sunday for $30 includes lunch and range balls and compete in daily oncourse contests for prizes. Additional weekend activities include: Today Demo the latest equipment from Nike and Callaway Saturday Watch 30 of the biggest hitters in golf compete for $10,000 in prizes in theF irst Coast Classic Long Drive C ompetition Our loyal golfers will play o n new greens which, hands down, are now arguably the best in the area, says Josh OBrien, general manager of Fernandina Beach Golf Club. This is the first time in Fernandina Beach Golf Club h istory that full-scale renovat ions were done to improve playing conditions. Champion Bermuda grass the same used by Pinehurst Resort, host of this years mens and womens U.S. Open Championships now covers Fernandina Beach Golf Clubs South Course putting surfaces t hat have been closed since midMay. In addition, select bunkers received facelifts and distressed areas were grown in. Today, Fernandina Beach introduces special late-summer, 18-hole rates: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. $20 and cup of coffee 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. $25 with range balls and cup of coffee 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $30 with range balls and lunch 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. $25 and s ports drink 3 p.m. to close $20 and s ports drink The course offers 27 distinctive holes consisting of North, West and South ninehole layouts of varied difficulty and design. SUBMITTED C hampion Bermuda grass the same used by Pinehurst Resort, host of this years mens and womens U.S. Open Championships now covers Fernandina Beach Golf Club s South Course putting surfaces. G OLF Continued on 12A SHORTS Continued on 12A PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER I want to help people maximize what God has given them, says Zach Rocheleau, per for mance coach. Left, Rocheleau keeps an eye on Webber University athlete Fabian Petravic as he works out at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. Hes helped me get stronger on and off the court, says Adrian Akins, varsity basketball at FBHS, right. Excel in sports, excel in life HEATHER A. PERRY N e w s-Leader W W hen people ask Zach Rocheleau what made him decide to open yet another gym in a city wher e several others alr eady exist, the 22-year-old entrepreneur is ready with his answer but its not a short one. Growing up, all I wanted to do was play sports. I played every sport my parents would let me play. I finally decided that basketball was my sport. The 2010 Fer nandina Beach High School graduate sums up his career as a point guard saying, I ended up having a pr etty successful high school career due to playing with a great team. He garnered enough notice to be offered basketball scholarships from more than one college, ultimately choosing A ve Maria University near Naples, Florida. I thought I knew it all because I had made it to college on a basketball scholarship but little did I know that I would be in for a surprise, he recalled. My freshman year did not go as planned, to say the least. I was not pr epar ed even the slightest for what the college game had in stor e fr om the two-a-days, weight room sessions and a full slate of classes. The grueling schedule left the young athlete tired and sluggish with no idea what to do about it. His athletic prowess suffered, due in par t, he believes, to a typical col lege diet of pizza, French fries and other low quality food choices. His performance continued to be adversely affected by diet and lifestyle, and toward the end of sophomore year, he suffered an injury that eventually ended his college basket ball career. Once he got thr ough the inevitable why me? and what could I have done to prevent this? discussions with himself, Rocheleau began doing serious r esear ch into anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, sleep and various other factors that combine to impact per for mance. Over the past two years, through countless hours of r esearch, internships and guidance from experts, trial and error, and coaching numerous athletes, I have developed a foundation of knowledge and experience I want to share with athletes or anyone who wants to lear n. Rocheleau worked as head str ength and conditioning coach for mens basketball at Ave Maria University, coaching 30 athletes. He also had 25 clients at Genetic Potential Academy, which he began in Naples in December, moving the business to Fernandina upon graduation in May He worked with both the Fer nandina Beach Middle and FBHS basketball teams. Rising FBHS senior Adrian Akins, varsity basketball, found almost immediate r esults fr om working with Rocheleau. The first week I met with Zach, we had open gym and I just felt so much stronger on the court and I felt like I could jump higher Every single time I work out with him, I just keep getting better Rocheleau teaches the art of proper biomechanic integrity he believes will allow practitioners to maximize every activity in which they participate. Once young athletes lear n to move properly, strength training will enhance their abilities to play their chosen sports, said Rocheleau. Every time I see a young athlete, I think of all the time I wasted during my middle school and high school years where I couldve set the foundation for the r est of my athletic car eer Rocheleau s concerted study of biomechanics, anatomy and physiology made him realize the extent to which his own lack of directed hard work during those years impacted his athletic ability. e ar e only as str ong as our foun dation and if this foundation is established at a young age, you set the tone for a very successful athletic career and/or a long/healthy life. Undoing a bad habit takes 3,0005,000 reps but instilling a good habit only takes 300-500 reps, notes Rocheleau. So better to do it right to begin with, right? Strength training is a tool for an athlete. It s a means to an end to enhance their athleticism. Sharing what he has learned with young athletes brings a profound GPAs mission is to lead, direct and inspire athletes to reach their athletic goal or even their genetic potential. ZACH ROCHELEAU GYM Continued on 12A
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11A F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader PERFECTION PHOTOS BY BRITTA HARRIS/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER T eam Fernandina Stingrays swim team finish the season with a perfect 6-0 record, outscoring final opponent Rolling Hills by a score of 684 to 360. Both Christian Purdy (18 and Taylor Radcliffe (13ecords in their age groups in the 100 Free. The final event of the season is River City Championships where the Stingrays hope to again place in the top 10 teams. Top left, Girls 11-18 Medley Relay pulls out first place; Jade Beasley, MaryKate Kaywork, Rachel Pittman and T aylor Radclif f e. T o p right, grabbing second in the 11-12 Girls Medley Relay, mustaches and all Emily Pittman, Lauren Shelton, Abby Thomas and Mary Ferguson. Above left, Jared Hutchinson (111213ed Hutchinson (14eat Boys 11-18 Relay team. Above right, outgoing Stingray coaches Patty Purdy, Val Scarberry, Rachel Christian, Beckie and Bob Christian and Corinne Priest are honored. Girls 10 & Under Medley Relay T eam members Katie McAbee, Savannah Readdick, Ashley Horton and Madison Hill, above. Logan Oakes flies to a first place time in the 50 fly at his last meet in the Stingray pool, below
sense of fulfillment to Rocheleau. I want to help them not make the mistakes I made. I w ant to give athletes the best c hance to reach their athletic g oals and excel in their respective sport and more importantly, life. R ocheleau says his b usiness is based around h elping people/athletes figure out how to live healthier lifestyles that allow them to not be limited by their functionalities. I want people to be able to go rock climbing if they want to or go learn how to s urf without being limited by e ither their weight, health or a ny other functional limiters. He is certified by USA Weightlifting as a Level I Performance Coach and is in the process of obtaining additional cr edentials. Although initially aimed at young athletes, Rocheleau p oints out his business is also f or weekend warriors and a nyone who wants to lead a healthier lifestyle. Genetic Potential Academy operates from the fitness center at the Atlantic A venue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. B usiness hours are by a ppointment. F or information, contact Rocheleau at 321-6783 or email email@example.com. Visit the website at geneticpotentialacademy .com. firstname.lastname@example.org O pened in 1957, the par-35, 3 ,094-yar d Nor th nine is the olde st course on Amelia Island. The West nine plays to 3,683 yar d s and is home to the signa ture, 607-yard, par-5 No. 2. The South nine was the last to open in 1972 and is considered the most scenic with its 3,316-yardc ourse winding through native F lorida foliage. I n addition to a fully stocked p r o shop, the course featur es a practice ar e a with a driving range and putting gr een. A din ing room and lounge area is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. Mor e infor mation: www .fern andinabeachgolfclub.com. F ounded more than 20 years a go in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, the company is the lar g est owner operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. with more than 150 pr oper ties in 28 states. Headquar ter ed in V ienna, Va., with regional offices across America, Billy Casper Golfd irects all aspects of course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse opera tions, food-and-beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public r elations, special events and financial man agement. Mor e infor mation: www .bil l ycaspergolf.com. 12A F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SUBMITTED Our new greens are now arguably the best in the area, says Josh OBrien, general m anager of Fernandina Beach Golf Club. G OLF Continued fr om 1A GYM Continued from 1A L ane on Lighthouse Circle. Call 261-1889 for information. R R u u g g b b y y c c h h a a m m p p i i o o n n s s h h i i p p The Jacksonville Axemen h ave released tickets and packages for the 2014 USAR ugby League national championship game. The game will b e held at the University of North Florida Aug. 23 and presale tickets are $8 online. The visiting New Zealand Blue Thunder take on the P residents Barbarians in a curtain raiser prior to the main e vent. The Blue Thunder are the visiting Police Rugby League team from New Zealand which will also play the USAPioneers a week prior (Aug. 16 The Presidents Barbarians t eam will consist of the Overseas Import Players from a ll teams across the USA Rugby League who are not in t he National Championship. The national championship game will then see the Northern Conference champion face the Southern Conference champion to see who is the best in the nation. I n addition to the most Elite Rugby League action, the event will feature performance s from the JaxArrest.com J acksonville Axe Maidens, include a featured performa nce of the National Anthem, offer some awesome prizes in the $1 Half-Time Raffle and a live performance of the worldrenowned HAKAfrom the New Zealand Blue Thunder. Children 15 and under will be a dmitted free and merchand ise and concessions will be s old at reasonable prices. Visit www.jaxaxe.com /national-championship. Stay up to date with the USA Rugby League at www. USARL.com. Like the Axemen on Face-book at www.facebook.com/ JaxAxemen. B B a a s s s s m m a a s s t t e e r r s s m m e e e e t t N assau Bassmasters, associated with the Florida Bass Federation, the Bass Federation and the FLW, meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Pig Bar-BQue restaurant in Callahan at7 p.m. M embership into the club i s open to anyone 16 and older Call Bob Schlag at (912 Aaron Bell at (904 in Callahan or Tim McCoy at 261-3735 in Fernandina Beach for information. SHORTS Continued from 1A L ARGEST IN THE WORLD EverBank Field, home of the J acksonville Jaguars, unveiled approximately $63 million in enhancements to the public Saturday with one of the more memorable moments in the history of the city and stadium. In addition to new video displays and a new two-level plaza area, the feat ured element of the project is two enormous video boards, spanning 60f eet high and 362 feet long, making them the largest in the world. To celebrate Saturdays unveiling, the Jaguars hosted a friendly soccer match between London-based Fulham Football Club and D.C. United of Major League Soccer, followed by a concert b y country music superstar Carrie Underwood. We are truly excited about Saturdays unveiling because it will give our fans an idea of how great the in-stadium experience will be when the Jaguars take the field here next month and well into the future, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said before the e vent. Our vision from the beginning was to make EverBank Field a destina-t ion, to give our fans the best game day experience possible, and to keep and attract world-class events to downtown Jacksonville and the surrounding community. I am confident that all of these goals will be met. It took a virtual army of workers and numerous compan ies to complete the work on time, including Daktronics, Hunt + Elkins, Haskell, Populous and Troika. SUBMITTED
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY A UGUST 1 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B BROWN BAG LUNCH The Amelia Island Museum of History invites y ou to its ne xt Brown Bag Lunch on Aug. 6 at noon. Special guests Jim Longacre and Ed J ohnson will present Ten Things You didnt know about Abraham Lincoln. The duo will explore the fascinatin g and enig matic lif e or the 16th president. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, firstser ved For more information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or email@example.com. BLUES AND ROCK CONCERT Jacksonville singer/guitarist Daryl Hance will perform his brand of funky, bluesy, rock and roll music on A ug 9 at the Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St. Doors open at 8 p.m. and show s tarts at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Hance will perform songs from his new album, Land Of T remblin g Ear th, due out A ug. 5 on Pine Tar Recordings. Visit www.darylhance.com. Call 4913332. BINGO! THE WINNING MUSICAL CRUISES Amelia River Cruises Charters and Amelia Community Theatre will offer five Bingo cruises in ce le br ation of A CT s upc oming production of Bingo! The Winning Musical, Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m., through Aug. 27. They will include a game of scavenger hunt-style bingo, called by the capt ain s and cre w and mo derated by cast members. During the 1-hour cruise, the crew and passengers will look for sights often seen on the cruises, get a sneak preview of some lines and ma ybe even some characters from the play and mix and mingle with the cast/crew. BYOB and bring your lucky charm. ACTs Bingo cast members will k ee p tr a ck of the sights point ed out b y the cap t ains and crew and are therefore eligible to be crossed off the bingo cards. The first and second passengers to correctly call bingo will receive two tickets each to see the show Aug. 14-31. Tickets for the cruises are available at w w w .ameliarivercruises.com or 261-9972 and are $25 each. L ES D E M ERLE S B ALTIC S EA ADVENTURES PAGE 4B Green anole Wild Amelias poster critter W W ild Amelia has announced that the green anole has been selected as the critter of the year for f estival year 2015 and the ninth annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival, schedu led at venues on and around Amelia Island from May 15-17. Each year, the festival has highlighted one Amelia Island animal in its educational programs; past years have honored the painted bunting, the North Atlantic Right Whale, the gopher tortoise, the American alligator, the g reat egret, the bobcat, the horseshoe crab and the manatee. T his year, Wild Amelia with input from its members has chosen to highlight the green anole, an arboreal lizard whose saga tells a cautionary tale about habitat loss and invasive species. The green or Carolina anole is a native species, most abundant from southern V irginia through the Atlantic coastal plains to Florida and the Caribbean, as well as along the Gulf Coast to Texas. Not chameleons, green a noles can nevertheless change color as camo uflage from brown hues to bright green. F rom five to eight inches long at maturity, w ith a slender body and long pointed head, the green anoles have eyes that can move independently. They have adhesive pads on their feet to assist with climbing. Males have a red throat fan or dewlap, exhibited when courting or when claiming territory; females have a white thr o at fan. Green anoles prefer high humidity and moist forests, swamps and woodlands as habit at, but they are often seen perched on backyard areas adjacent to foliage, including raili ngs, steps and porches. Curious animals, they are diurnal; their activity peaks in spring and fall. They subsist on insects, grasses, and water from dew. They love to bask in the sun. They mate in spring and summer, with the males engaging in elaborate courtship rituals, includ-i ng head-bobbing, pushups, and throat fan display. Their eggs take 30-45 days to incubate, u sually two eggs at a time, but up to 10-15 clutches in a season. Their young are left to be solitary at birth. Green anoles can regenerate their long tails, often lost to predators; their enemies include skinks, birds, snakes and invasive brown anoles! Though still abundant in Florida and the southeast and not a threatened species, many biologists believe the invasive brown anole a nd possibly the Cuban green anole now making its way north from south Florida both aggressive lizards, present a theoretical t hreat to the survival of the green anole in the f uture. Already many believe the brown anole h as driven the native green anole from the ground to the trees for survival. Although the male gr e en anoles will fight for their territory, P HOTO COURTESY OF SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Wild Amelia has chosen the green anole as critter of the year; this male green anole is displaying his red throat fan. He often does this when courting or defending his territory. WILD Continued on 4B Boardwalk Bash to benefit YMCA For the News-Leader M eet Kerrie Albert, a local m other of three young children who relies on the YMCA for childcar e and for her chil dr en to enjoy after -school activities, summer camp and youth spor ts. What many people do not k now about the YMCA, e xplains Member Experience D irector Karina Grego, is that we have a social responsibility to make sur e ever y one in our community has a place to belong by making our ser vices available to all, r egar dless of financial ability W e want people of all ages to l earn, to grow and thrive. Our Give to the Y Campaign is how we are able to do this thr ough the gen er osity of the people in our community, including Omni Amelia Island Plantation (AIP The McArthur Family YMCA Nassau CountysY MCA branch is thrilled to p ar tner with Omni AIP for the A ug. 8 Boardwalk Bash from 5-8 p.m. at Omnis Spa and Shops. Omni AIP is so gener ous to share the proceeds of this event with our Give to the Y Campaign, said YMCAB oard Director Melanie F erreira. The Boardwalk B ash will be a fun family affair with bounce houses, face painting, car n ival games, an outdoor movie, live music, food and beverages. Last year we had so much fun at the Boardwalk Bash. Its neat because there is something for each membero f the family, said Ferreira. Please mark your calendars SUBMITTED M om Ker r ie Alber t, with Dani, Braydon and Easton, r elies on the YMCA for childcare and for her children to enjoy after-school activities, summer camp and youth sports. SUBMITTED A CTeen presented Alice in Wonderland this year, a bove, and the pr e vious year they per for med Rogers & Hammerstein s Cinder e lla. This season s show will be announced at the teen lock-in Aug. 9-10 at ACT 207 Cedar St. Teen Theatre L o ck-In at ACT LINDA MCCLANE F or the N e w s-Leader If you are a teenager between the ages of 13 and1 8 and ar e interested in theater then Amelia Community Theatr e is the place to be from 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. Imagine 12 hours devot ed just for teen theater. The lock-in will be in ACT s Main Stage Theatr e at 207 Cedar St. The nights activities will include workshops on audit ion pr eparation, mono l ogues, scene work, charac t er analysis, improvisation, stage make-up and hair design, and how to make it thr o ugh a dance audition when you don t think you can dance. Plus, ACT will show a f ilm that follows four theater t r oupes and their journey to t he largest high school theater competition in the world. T o r egister or ask ques tions, teens or parents TEEN Continued on 4B B ASH Continued on 4B M c Graw bike raffle to aid ARK of Nassau JOHN SCHERER For the News-Leader I magine ... owning a 2007 Harley D avidson Road King Motorcycle, completely and pr ofessionally r estored from the ground up, and personally signed by country music superstar Tim McGraw. Well, your ride has just arrived here in Nassau County. Whether youre a newbie, a rider or just a wannabe, this is your chance to make it happen. This is not only an opportunity to own a one of a kind Cruiser, maybe get it out on the Big Slab, show it off or turn heads downtown, and maybe just feel like The King of the Road, but also support a local nonpr ofit or ganization that has been an icon in Nassau County since 1970 for disabled adults. This benefit event supports the needs of the Transportation Section, a vital link of the services offered at the ARK, by providing funding to operate the three vans that transpor t the disabled adult BIKE Continued on 4B O FF & O N T HE I SLAND
2B F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS T oday from 5:30-7 p.m. at American Legion Post 54, 626S Third St., Fernandina Beach, Big Red will serve p rime rib dinners with garlic mashed potatoes and salad for a $14 donation. Aradio-controlled model b oat fun sail and exhibition will be held Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. ton oon at Amelia Island Plantation. All model boats w elcome, working or static, finished or not, except gas powered. Spectators, including supervised children, are especially welcome. Call Hal M ather at 261-6420 for details and to arrange for a pass att he security gate. S ons of the American Legion Squadron 54 will sponsor a blood drive on Aug.2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Legion Post, 626 S. Third St., and donors will be inside the meeting hall. All donors will r eceive a coupon good for $1 off the S.A.L. fish fry from 5-7 p .m. that day in the meeting h all. Fish dinners will have t wo sides and be available for a n $8 donation to anyone wishing to purchase a meal. C ome save a life and support the Sons of the American Legion. The Ladies Auxiliary of V FW Post 4351 will host a brunch on Aug. 3 at 11:30 a .m. f or an $8 donation, or $5 donation if you bring three n on-perishable items for Hope House. Breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, cheese grits and more. For more information call 432-8791. T he Dunes & T unes Arts a nd Music Festival and a mateur sand sculpting competition will be held on Aug. 16 at Main Beach. Join the city Parks and Recreation Department and the Sand Lovers sculpting team in a competition, held in conjunc t ion with the art and music f estival. Registration opens at 1 1 a.m. and the competition runs from noon to 3 p.m. Fee is $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. T he Amelia Island G enealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Guest speaker Peter Mullen will present Memoirsf rom the Bluegrass How I B ecame a Confederate Soldier, a dialogue in living history format reflecting 19th century attire, language and correctness. The story of R.M. Heater from Kentucky is based on Heater s own memoir How I Became a Confederate Soldier published by Andy Turner, Gatehouse Press, 2013. As a civilian, Heater was arrested for treason and offered freedom if he joined the Union Army, but he refused. He escaped from the Union Army prison, evaded U nion patrols and eventually made his way to Tennessee w here he joined the Confederate Army. Peter Mullen is a native born Kentuckian and a graduate of the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University, earning d egrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science. He c urrently lives in Callahan and is a professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Billie McCray, fiber artist, and April Moseley, yoga instructor, invite you to join t hem for an evening of Yoga & Art, relaxing through medit ation and medium (fiber art on Aug. 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Admission is free, but please bring a canned good for the Barnabas food bank. The fifth annual Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off i s Aug. 22-23 at Main Beach i n Fernandina Beach. S anctioned by the Kansas C ity Barbeque Society, the e vent includes professional b arbecue competition teams competing for cash prizes. Admission is $5 per person and the event features free l ive entertainment, including B each Street Blues Band and m ore. For information, visit w ww.gstailgatecookoff.com. T he first-ever Amelia Con will be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center and the Womans Club on Sept. 5-7. This event is Amelia Islands anime, comic book, animation, videog ame, fantasy, sci-fi, and pop c ulture convention. T he day of fun features celebrity and comic book guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, Q&As, films, exhibits and more. Tickets start at $10. For more information or to purchase tickets visitw ww.ameliacon.com. T he A melia Island Charity Group will host a Navy Seal Foundation Patriots Day Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon on Sept. 1 1. Lunch is at 1 1:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach G olf Club, 2800 Bill Melton R oad. Fashions will be shown f rom Lori & Lulu s State Rep. Janet Adkins will be the keynote speaker T ickets are a $25 donation and all proceeds will benefit the Navy Seal Foundation. Online registration is availablea t: www.ameliaislandnavys ealfoundation.org/events or m ail a check payable to the Navy Seal Foundation to P.O. Box 15698, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Contact Carol Carter with any questions at 261-9193. Registration deadline is Aug. 31. THEATER Amelia Community T heatre will hold Actors Night Out at 7 p.m. tonight in the main stage theater lobby at 207 Cedar St. Adults interested in auditioni ng or volunteering for a production are invited to attend to l earn about upcoming shows such as Always a Bridesmaid, C ollected Stories, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol, and Grease. The event, for ages 18 and over, is an informal opportunit y to meet the directors and read scenes aloud, while e njoying light refreshments. For more information, call2 61-6749 or email email@example.com. Join the Rendezvous Film Festival for a ribbon cutting, hors doeuvres and jazz to celebrate the new f ilm, music and gaming festival commemorating thei mportant history and cultural contributions of E vans Rendezvous in American Beach on Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Ocean Front Lawn, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia I sland Pkwy. For information contact info@rendezvousfes-t ival.com or visit www.RendezvousFestival.co m. The event is free and open t o the public. F ernandina Little Theatre announces the start-up of The Readers Troupe for actors interested in performing on stage, but not memorizing their lines. The initial gathering is set for A ug. 9 at 3:15 p.m. a t FLT, 1 014 Beech St., to prepare for a staged reading of a comedy in October. Rehearsals will typically be Monday and Tuesday evenings, 7:15-8:30 p.m., beginning in September and three performances are set forO ct. 3-5. A ny questions, contact K ate at fltplay@peoplepc. com. For information about FLTactivities or events, visit ameliaflt.org. Amelia Musical Playhouse presents The Arto f the Monologue: An A cting Course with Sinda N ichols on A ug. 12, 19, 27 a nd Sept. 2 from 2-4 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class is limited to 10 actors and is open to adults 18 and older with stage and/or classroom experience. Actors are encouraged to bring 1to 2-m inute monologues. T o enroll, email n firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fee is $40. For information email or call Nichols at (910 Amelia Musical Playhouse is located at 1955 IslandW alkway Fernandina Beach. F ernandina Little T heatre s Poetry Canteen, a monthly gathering of peo ple who love poetry and who are looking for an opportunity to share and learn in a relaxed environ m ent, will meet Aug. 12, 6 :30-7:30 p.m., a t FLT, 1014 Beech St. Attendees (poets, people interested in poetry or just the curious) are encouraged to bring a poem to share: one that speaks to you or one you have written. Each selection should not exceed 5 minutes. You, or one of the folks attending, will be invited to read the poem you bring. This is a gathering to celebrate the joys and possibilities of poetry, in a positive and casual setting, with Marilyn Wesley and Nola Perez facilitating. For information about FLTactivities or events, visit ameliflt.org. Tickets are on sale at Amelia Community Theatre for Bingo, the Winning Musical. AFlorida hurricane wont stop best girlfriends from playing bingo in this energetic, upbeat musical comedy The 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 261-6749. Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for Always a Bridesmaid at 4 p.m. on Aug. 17 at 207 Cedar St. Six women are needed for this comedy by the playwrights who brought us The Dixie Swim Club. Performances are in October on ACT s main stage, and the show is directed by Linda McClane. For complete character descriptions, visit ameliacom munitytheatre.org. Call 2616749 for more information or to check out a script. 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 ameliacommunitytheatre.org or by calling 261-6749. This landmark musical premiered on Broadway in 1968. The show contains adult language and situations and is rated R. Call 261-6749 or email acthe email@example.com. The Regions Bank Summer Movie Classics Series is at the Florida Theatre, downtown Jacksonville, every Sunday at 2 p.m. until Aug. 31. Aug. 3 will feature Caddyshack. Tickets are $7.50 each. Visit www .floridatheatre.com or call (904TS. Acomedy hypnosis show featuring Larry Silver will be at Theatre by the T rax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga., on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at Once Upon a Bookseller in St. Marys or reserve will call at (912 729-1103. S S o o u u n n d d s s o o n n C C e e n n t t r r e e Sounds on Centre, presented by the Historic Fernandina Business Association, will host the next concert of the 2014 season from 6-8 p.m. tonight in downtown Fernandina Beach, on Centre Street between Front and Second. J immy Beats, reggae artist, will play Caribbean soulful beats. Residing in N ortheast Florida, Jimmy is a fixture on Amelia Island. Sounds on Centre is a free event, fun for the entire family. 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. J J a a z z z z a a t t t t h h e e b b e e a a c c h h T he American Beach Property Owners Association will sponsor their last Summer Jazz Series of the year on Aug. 2 from 4-7 p.m. at Burney Park at American Beach. Smooth jazz saxophonist Pierre Kendrick will perform. Bring your lawn chairs and come hungry and ready to relax and enjoy the m usic and atmosphere. Kendrick has performed all over the United States and a broad. For information email amerbeach firstname.lastname@example.org. T T e e a a d d a a n n c c e e The Morocco Shrine Band has a Big Band Tea Dance the first Sunday of each month in the Activity Building behind the Morocco Shrine Auditorium, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South (half mile south of Beach B oulevard). The dance is from 3-6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. D ance to the sounds of Les Brown, B enny Goodman, Harry James, Glenn Miller, A rtie Shaw, Johnny Long and other big band artists. Music of the 40s and 50s is provided by the 16-piece Morocco Shrine Band. Dress is dressy casual (no shorts, blue jeans, or walking shoes). Bring your dancings hoes. Proceeds are for the benefit of Morocco S hrine Band and are not tax deductible as a c haritable contribution. 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 newa lbum, Land Of T rembling Earth, due out A ug. 5 on Pine Tar Recordings. Visit www.darylhance.com. Call 491-3332. R R o o c c k k a a n n d d b b l l u u e e s s The Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville presents the Third Annual Rock N Blues Fest Tour on Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available from the Florida Theatre ticket Of fice, located at 128 East F orsyth St. in downtown Jacksonville, 904355-ARTS (2787 B B l l u u e e s s F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l The fourth annual Amelia Island Blues Festival will return back to the ocean breezes of Main Beach Sept. 12-13. Friday night will feature the Fernandina Beach High School Blues in School Band under the direction ofJ ohnny Robinson and Roger Hurricane Wilson, followed by The Mojo Roots. On Saturday the festival will continue with per formances from a variety of artists, including headliners Curtis Salgado, John Primer, Samantha Fish, Bernard Allison, Ben Prestage and more. For a full line-up of entertainment and to purchase tickets, visit www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com or call (404 784-7687. 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 Y ear with Jason Michael Carroll, Jon Langston, Amber DeLaCruz and more. Backwoods Country Jam and its team members will help nonprofits in North Florida and South Georgia fundraise through ticket sales and involvement in the event. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Moore takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. The will be food, merchandise and drinks. T ickets are $40 at face book.com/backwoodscountryjam, Gone Gorgeous (Y ulee) and Tastys (Fernandina at ticketmaster.com July 1-3 (presale then July 14 or call (904 email@example.com. D D u u l l c c i i m m e e r r g g r r o o u u p p The Yulee Dulcimers meet the second Saturday of each month at New V ision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee. Members play all types of dulcimer music from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please bring several copies of your favorite music to share. Beginners welcome. For more information call 849-1616. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d The Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and current music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college. It welcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Y ulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s Amelia River CruisesAdult BYOB T wilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at www.ameliarivercruises.com. C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r Caseys Bar, 852426 US 17, Yulee. Call 225-2000. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpuband eats for information on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday evenings from 7:30-10 p.m.. You never know w ho may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:3010:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family. No c over charge. Call Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., presents V i nyl 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 c ollection of thousands of records. Call 3212 324. 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 T he Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, A melia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s P ablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina B each, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing beechfly firstname.lastname@example.org. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n T he Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., prese nts live music. Call 491-8999. Join them on F acebook or visit www thepalacesaloon.com. S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s S andy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit www.sandybottomsamelia.com. S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e Seabreeze Sports Bar in the Days Inn on S adler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Shef field s at 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, Shef field s will host a weekly country night on Thursdays with a dance floor and country music DJ. Call 491-8999. Join them on Facebook 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 A ve., 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 Macy s in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. V isit www.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., presents karaoke on the deck, Mondays at 7 p.m. and live music on the deck from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Call 261-571 1 or email email@example.com. Join them on Facebook and check out the entertainment calendar at www .thesurfonline.com. Submit items and updates for this calen dar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org. M USIC NOTES F ill in the square s so that each row, column and 3-b y3 box contain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. W ednesday, July 30 Solution O UTAND A BOUT
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY A U GUST 1, 2014/News-Leader 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 Doug Sides, Senior Pastor M orning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm W ednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesY ulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6t hStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior 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 Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. (904)277-4414www.ameliachapel.comAmelia Plantation / Omni Resort 36Bowman Road Pastor Ted SchroderYou are welcome here! First Baptist ChurchFernandina BeachSUNDAY WORSHIP9:00 Life Groups 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM904-261-3617 FBFirst.com Traditional Family Worship . . . .8 am & 11 am (weekly communion at 8 am Contemporary Worship. .9:30 am in Maxwell Hall Sunday School for alll Ages. . .9:30 am & 11 am Wednesday Dinner (Aug-Maypm Discoverthe Difference atAmelia Baptist ChurchPastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-8527 WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL ENew Vision Congregational Church,U U C C C CWorship Sundays at 10:00 am96074 Chester Road in YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. FRANK CAMAROTTI, PastorS S u u n n d d a a y y S S c c h h o o o o l l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 9 : : 4 4 5 5 a a m m W W o o r r s s h h i i p p S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 1 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m E E v v e e n n i i n n g g W W o o r r s s h h i i p p . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y N N i i g g h h t t S S u u p p p p e e r r . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h G G r r o o u u p p . . 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m 8 8 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y P P r r a a y y e e r r S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m7 7 3 3 6 6 B B o o n n n n i i e e v v i i e e w w R R o o a a d d 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 6 6 1 1 4 4 6 6 1 1 5 5 N N u u r r s s e e r r y y p p r r o o v v i i d d e e d dW W o o r r s s h h i i p p I I n n J J o o y y . c c o o m mF F i i n n d d u u s s o o n n F F a a c c e e b b o o o o k k : : F F i i v v e e P P o o i i n n t t s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h YULEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHPlease join us forSUNDAYSERVICES:Adult Sunday School 9:30AM Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11:00 AMA1A&Christian Way, Yulee225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward Sunday School . . . . . . .10am Sunday Morning Service . . .11am Sunday Evening Service . . . .6pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer..7pmPastor Adolfo Del Rio 820 S. 14th Street, F.B.BBCFB.COM (904Independent; Fundamental; Traditional HymnsBible Baptist Church A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T T o 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 eN Ne e w w s s -L Le e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.Pastor Ted Schroder Amelia Plantation Chapel36 Bowman Road Cats, worship and a place at Gos Feet E very time she does it, I must say, I still get a little annoyed. Even t hough on several occasions God has used her to speak to me, her s tyle rubs me the wrong way. Nonetheless, she usually gets what she wants. Im talking about our cat. It seems just when Im heading out the door, there she is. Her p ersistent push to get her food is hard to stop. Shes like a seasoned N FL quarterback weaving and rolling through a defensive line tryi ng to score a touchdown. Before I know it, shes in the kitchen; expecting her food. Whats even more annoying, especially when Im running late, is t he way she gets up under my feet while Im trying to help her. Every s tep I take, there she is; rubbing her h ead on my ankles; making her funny n oises. My wife tells me its not just f ood shes after but affection. Shes probably right. Either way, our cat has figured out h ow things work. Her approach is s imple. If you want what the master h as, hang out at the masters feet. That often is the message the Lord reminds me of as Im stumbling over h er on my way out the door. A place at Gods feet now thats a topic. Though space here does not a llow for the entire can of food to be put on the dish, there are two m ain points worth mentioning. At Gods feet is a place of worship as w ell as a place for hearing His word. Like our cat, if we want what God has to offer, we have to put forth some effort to be where He is. Yes, I know that God is everywhere, b ut that doesnt mean that we are positioned to receive what He has f or us. Take for instance the story of M ary and Martha in Lukes Gospel chapter 10: 38-42. Both of them were with Jesus, but only Mary was sitting at His feet hearing His word. Though her sister Martha was worki ng hard to serve the Lord, only Mary was in a place to receive her d aily bread. For her, sitting at Jesus f eet, and hearing His word, was life itself. I have to confess, the contrast b etween Mary and Marthas approach is one Ive often wrestled w ith in my own life. I think thats why the Lord has made our cat such an early morning preacher. It seems that her persistent assault on my feet always happens as Im racing o ut the door, like Martha, to go serve the Lord. When our cat begins h er daily routine, Im instantly reminded of my own. I too must s pend time at the Masters feet if I want the things that the Master has. The place at Gods feet also represents a place of worship. Interestingly, the same Mary just m entioned is the same one that we find pouring out her costly perfume a t Jesus feet just prior to His crucif ixion. (John 12:3 watching her misunderstood her e xtravagant devotion, Jesus rose to her defense. I have found, when I p ut spending time with Him first, He does the same thing for me. The psalmist describes it well. Give high honor to the Lord our God, worshipping at His feet; holy is He. ( Psalm 99:5) At the end of the day, or b etter yet at the beginning, learning to sit at the feet of Jesus is, b y far, lifes most rewarding experience. Not only are we personally fed and encouraged, but from there our lives can become a blessing for others. R obert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters World Outreach Center. email@example.com RELIGION NOTES S S u u p p p p l l i i e e s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The three essential items always needed at The Salvation Army Hope H ouse to put in its Emergency Food B ags are peanut butter, jelly and yes, toilet paper. Right now, they also need bottled water to help keep our Nassau neighbors in need hydrated and insect r e pellant to help the homeless sleeping under the stars sleep without having to swat the mosquitos, gnats and no-see-u ms all night long. Hope House t hanks you for your compassion. P lease bring your gifts to 410 S. N inth St., at the corner of Ninth and Date streets. C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n s s m m u u s s i i c c Devin and Elizabeth Clevenger of Clevenger Creations MusicalT heatre Company are the new child rens choir directors at Amelia B aptist. They have worked with chil drens musical theater in several states. Childr en in grades 1-5 will expe rience a Christmas musical, The Light Has Come, to perform at Amelia Baptist Church for familya nd friends. The musical contains h igh-energy songs, beautiful ballads a nd a fun and quirky script. The children will focus on the essentials of musicals: stage acting, healthy singing technique, acting thr ough song and self-confidence. This is a fr e e educational opportunity on Wednesdays, starting Aug.6 from 6:15-7:30 p.m. at Amelia B aptist. Contact Pam Helton at 2619 527 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The church is located at 961167 Buccaneer T r ail on Amelia Island. G G o o d d s s p p e e l l l l The Gospel of St. Matthew will r eceive a rockin contemporary spin w hen Apex Theatr e Studio pr esents Godspell tonight and Aug. 2 in T a liaferro Hall at St. Johns Cathedral, 256 East Chur c h St., Jacksonville. Proceeds will benefit Church Without Walls, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida thatr eaches acr oss social boundaries to c reate community, connection and meaning. An instant hit when it was prod uced Off-Broadway in 1971, Godspell offers a variety of musicals tyles and theatrical formats to make the Gospel of St. Matthew accessible to todays audiences. Its m uch-loved score includes the hits Day By Day and Prepare Ye The W ay. The cast includes students from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and Stanton College Preparatory School. The role of Jesus will be performed by visiting teaching artist Jonathan Moussett, who is c ompleting a bachelor of music at F SU in musical theater S how times are tonight at 8 p.m. and Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Taliaferro Hall at St. Johns Cathedral. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.V isit apextheatr ejax.com. 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 W elcome the Rev Linda Har t G reen to the pulpit of the local Unitarian Universalist congregation on Aug. 3. Her message, Renew Transform, Grow, will address elements from the Progressive Christian tradition that r esonate with the book Living Deeply that the congregation is currently exploring. Gr een ser ved for over 35 years i n American Baptist Churches in New Jersey and Massachusetts and is cur r ently a member of the pastoral care team at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. This ser vice is par t of a special series of ser vices for August. All presentations take place on site in Fer nandina in the usual location at t he Island Ar t Association, 18 N. Second St., at 10:45 a.m. All are welcome. For more information email email@example.com. 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 Chur ch will again host a Jazz Vespers service on Sunday Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. Some of the f avorite musicians will par ticipate. Blue Muse musicians for the ser v ice are Sarah Lee, trumpet, Ernie Ealum, bass, Tony Steve, vibraphone, Rick Kirkland, dr u ms, and Jonah Pierre, piano. St. Peters has hosted three Jazz V espers ser v ices in the last year. It also hosts Blue Muse annually for i ts All Saints celebration, which will be held Nov. 2 at the 9 a.m. service.T he church is located at 801 Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina Beach. A free will offering will be taken. F or information contact Jan Pitts S mith at 261-4293 or jsmith @ stpetersparish.org. 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 The Salvation Army Hope House holds a worship service at noon each Tuesday. Jesus said what? What does that mean? Join Hope H ouse on Aug. 5 to read and e xplor e one of the perplexing statem ents made by the Son of God found in the Gospel of John, Chapter 6. For more information, call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope House, located at 410 S. Ninth St. 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, 8 6003 Christian W ay will distribute f ree backpacks and school supplies for Nassau County students on Aug. 5 fr o m 4:30-7 p.m. Supplies ar e limited and will be given out on a firstcome, first-served basis. 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 throughout North Florida ar e invited to attend an all-day con f erence sponsored by the Diocese of St. Augustines Center for Family Life, on Aug. 23 fr o m 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Wyndham Riverwalk in Jacksonville. Speakers include pr ominent Catholic personalities: Father Lar r y Richards, founder and president of The Reason for our HopeF oundation; Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, TV and radio host on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN and founder of Ignatius Productions; Doug Barry, founder of RADIX, whose mission is to encourage and inspir e people to recognize our Godgiven gifts, and Bishop Felipe J. Estevez of the Diocese of St.A ugustine will star t off the day celebrating Mass. The conference is open to all men of high school age and older. In addition to Mass, confession will be offered throughout the day. Cost includes lunch and is $40 until Aug. 10 and $50 beginning Aug. 11. For information call Deacon Larry G einosky, (904 R R C C I I A A i i s s i i t t f f o o r r y y o o u u ? ? If you are interested in becoming Catholic or are a Catholic who w ould like to receive the S acraments of Eucharist and/or C onfirmation, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at St. Michaels Catholic Church on Tuesdays, from 6:45-8:15 p.m., starting 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 P rince of Peace Lutheran C hur ch, 2600 Atlantic Ave., across f rom Fort Clinch, holds a service of traditional worship and communion on Sundays at 9 a.m. Childrens Sunday School and Adult Bible Study are at 10:15 a.m. and praise worship and communion at 11 a.m. The Rev Ida E. Iverson is pastor P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p M om, me Playgroup for moms and infants-preschoolers meets ever y Thursday mor n ing 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 while childr en gr ow and lear n thr ough p lay and interaction. All are welcome. If you have questions, call the chur c h office at 261-3837 or visit www.first-presbyterian-church32034.org. B B i i b b l l e e s s t t u u d d y y Yulee United Methodist Church announces a new summer adultB ible study class on the Book of Romans at 7:30 p.m. every 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 Churchs summertime schedule is Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 9:15 a.m.b r eakfast; 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 t h Sunday of the month fea tures a Celtic service at 6 p.m. at the church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fer nandina Beach. PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette FOOD HELP D D i i n n n n e e r r n n e e t t w w o o r r k k s s The Interfaith Dinner Network p rovides a hot, nutritious dinner four nights a week at the Salvation Army Hope House, Ninth and Date s treets, for the islands homeless and needy. The IDN comprises 11 l ocal churches. The group is looking for more churches that would l ike to serve dinners one night a month. Small churches can partner with others. Call Ailene Wood at 491-4900 for information. T he Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network, sponsored by the C oalition for the Homeless of Nassau County, serves a healthy d inner to anyone in need every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The Yulee IDN is located behind the Old Yulee Middle School, at US 17 and Pages Dairy Road. Look for the banner and signs. For infor mation or to volunt eer, call 556-2496 or visit their webs ite, www.clicked.com/yuleeidn. Y Y B B C C p p a a n n t t r r y y Yulee Baptist Church Food Pantr y 85971 Har t s Road in Y ulee, is open to everyone to assist with food needs. Hours are Mondays from 1-4 p.m. For information call2 25-5128. E E m m e e r r g g e e n n c c y y p p a a n n t t r r y y ONeal Memorial Baptist Church, 474257 SR 200 East, offers an emer gency food pantr y for fami lies and individuals in crisis. No income eligibility required. For assistance call 277-2606 or 261-4186. F F o o o o d d d d o o n n a a t t i i o o n n s s T he Fer n andina Beach Chur ch of Christ is collecting items for people in need. A barrel is located at Amelia Island Storage for donations. Canned, dr y and boxed food as well as personal items such as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc., are needed. Call 261-9760 for more infor mation. F F o o o o d d b b a a n n k k The Yulee United Methodist Church Food Bank, 86003 Christian W ay, is available to anyone in need, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
4B F RIDAY A UGUST 1, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK students to and from the ARK each day T ranspor tation is essential in the operation of the facility, being a necessity for most of the disabled individuals. The ARK of Nassau is raffling a 2007 Harley-Davidson Road King motor cycle on Friday, Aug. 8, with 100 percent of the pr oceeds going to suppor t their ever expanding transportation services. You need not be present to win. The Road King, with its strong 1584cc V-Twincam engine, front and rear disc brakes, low and lean good looks and beautiful paint, wer e br ought about by a full pr ofessional restoration. The cycle was donated to the ARK of Nassau by the Nassau County Sherif f s Of fice by NCSO Charities. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20, suggested donation. Donations are completely tax deductible. Pur chase tickets at The ARK, 86051 Hamilton St., Yulee or with a credit card by calling 2259355, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily The ARK, as we all know it today, was originally organized as Hands & Hear ts in the early 1970s by family members, community leaders, civic organizations and educational professionals to support individuals with disabilities. In 1981, the cur r ent ARK of Nassau facility was built on land donated by Rayonier and established the per manent roots of the ARK of Nassau. Thr ough the years, many new services have been developed to keep pace with the changing needs of our disabled r esi dents. T oday the ARK of Nassau of fers adults with disabilities ranging from downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, various mental disabilities and many other maladies, educational and vocational pr ograms and ser vices, fr om personal care to job skills development in the communi ty These programs and services offer specialized educational and motivational positive possibilities to dis abled adults that support their active par ticipation in all aspects of life. Candy Holloway, executive dir ector of the ARK, advised, The staff of the ARK diligently and professionally promotes daily life skills training and employment oppor tuni ties for our adults enr olled in our Day Training Program by providing skill sets, cooking classes, safety pr ograms, field trips, arts and music appreciation and an annual T alent Show Holloway added, One of the very important partners of the ARK is the V ocational Rehabilitation Specialist Section, a part of the Nassau County School System. The departments positive appr oach, along with other educators, is to work with stu dents with disabilities to succeed in their studies and form positive independent living skills, make them ready to seek employment, manage their own lifestyles, to move forward with their education and be pr oductive in their personal surroundings, the community they live in, and most of all, to live with positive selfesteem and r espect. Upon depar ting high school, many young adults are referred to the ARK of Nassau. Another impor tant par t ner is the Nassau County Disabilities T ransition T eam, which does an excellent job in opening many doors to individuals for additional education and employment oppor tunities. The vision of the ARK is to gr ow nur tur e and expand their ability to continuously pr ovide a full ar ray of necessar y programs and educational services to adults of all ages with developmental disabilities. This mission will be accomplished by establishing site-based, client-r un busi nesses with quality training opportunities and long-term employment; pr oviding scholarships for individuals; increasing fundraising activities and building community par tnerships. S S u u m m m m e e r r F F l l o o w w e e r r s s The Plantation Artists Guild and Gallery presents Summer Flowers, above and right, a members show in a s pecial show corner, through Aug. 9. See floral works by g allery members. The gallery is located at 94 Amelia Village Circle at the Spa & Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Hours are Tuesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a .m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 432-1750. 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 Association E ducational Center on Aug. 30, including Childrens Art for a ges 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.; and Middle S chool Art for ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m. Classes are led by D iane Hamburg. Pre-register 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. Augustine Nature and Wildlife E xhibit takes place through Aug. 31 at the St. Augustine Art A ssociation, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. Fernandina Beach a rtist Theogenes Jose Garcia-Luina is featured in the juried show. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The g allery is closed on Mondays. 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 The Amelia Island Plantation Artists Guild & Gallery presents Progeny, a childrens art exhibit, Aug. 12-Sept. 20.T he paintings and drawings installed in the corner gallery w ill be fr om the gallery members children, grandchildren a nd great-grandchildren. This collection will hang for only a limited time so be sure to take a look at the original works of ar t fr o m budding young ar t ists. The galler y is located at 94 Amelia V illage Cir cle at the Omni Spa & Shops. Open T uesdays 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 Julianne French is holding her f irst solo art exhibition, Ruin, at the Karpeles Manuscript L ibrar y Museum, 101 W est 1st St., Jacksonville. T wentythr e e of her char c oal and ink drawings of ancient and mod er n architecture will be on display until Aug. 29. Museum admission is fr ee and hours ar e T u esday thr o ugh Satur day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. French investigates architectural design and how designs fr om specific cultur es and periods can convey universal m eaning. She teaches Humanities, Art History, Literature a nd the Arts and Art Appreciation to gifted students in g rades nine thr o ugh 12 at Fer nandina Beach High School. Fr e nch s work may also be viewed at www.juliannefrench.com. ART WORKS the invasive anoles appear much mor e aggressive. Combined with habitat loss due to land develop m ent and the diminution of t he trees and shrubs of the m aritime for est, this thr eat of the invasive anoles creates a bleak futur e scenario for green anoles. Wild Amelia recognizes this threat and has chosen to highlight this small reptile this year. Wild Amelia is a nonprofit or ganization whose miss ion is to educate r esidents a nd visitors about the wild places and wildlife of Amelia Island. For more information about the upcoming programs of Wild Amelia and the ninth annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival in May 2015, visit wildamelia. com and Wild Amelia on Facebook. and come out and join us for the fun! The entire community is invited! The Y is so much mor e than a gym, explains volunteer and boar d member Laura Coggin. The Y is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to making Nassau County an even better spot ont he map. What does this mean? W e of fer s wimming lessons and summer day and overnight camp for kids; we open our doors to isolated seniors who come in for social interaction; and we help to develop interpersonal skills in our kids through team sports that end in friendships that last a lifetime. The best part is nobody is turned away due to lack of finances. The gener osity of donors like Omni AIP make this possible. The Boar dwalk Bash is also our I H eart Art event, which will provide kids w ith ar t supplies for enrichment activities throughout Nassau County. Come with an art supply donation and receive unlimited access to the bounce house and all you can eat popcor n! Additionally there is no joining fee when you sign up for a Y membership, explained Grego. For the Alber t Family, the YMCA h elps the entir e family to succeed and t his is the beauty of the Give to the Y Campaign. The staff excels in every way, exceeding our expectations for child care, explained Kerrie Albert. As two working parents, it makes us feel so good to know that every challenge, every boo-boo, every life lesson from courage to honesty is taken car e of with love and dedication. From the swim lessons, to ar ts and crafts, field trips, and a cademic assistance, our children have g r o wn in social skills, confidence and truly learned the importance of friendship and education. Dani, Braydon and Easton love all of their experiences at the YMCA and the awesome staf f. As par ents we appreciate the compassion and commitment to our family and our childr ens success. T he Y is a power ful association of m en, women and children from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nations health and well-being and provides oppor tunities to give back and sup port neighbors. V isit www.firstcoastymca.org for WILD Continued from 1B BASH Continued from 1B should email email@example.com. The only fee is $5 for pizza and beverages. Teens are welcome to also bring individual snacks, and need to bring a pillow and sleeping bag or bed r oll. There will be ample adult supervision the entire 12 hours. Space is limited, so don t delay signing up. Amelia Community Theatre has an active teen tr oupe, ACT een, and the lock-in program will include a discussion about tr oupe auditions that ar e at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 in ACTs Studio Theatre at 209 Cedar St. This past season, ACT een presented Alice in Wonderland and the previous year they performed Rogers & Hammerstein s Cinderella. This seasons show will be announced at the lock-in. The teen tr oupe meets on Sunday afternoons during the school year and learns about all aspects and jobs in the theater. They attend professional plays in Jacksonville as a gr oup, and their big fundraiser each year is selling Shrimp Festival parking passes for the ACT parking lot. For general information on ACTeen, contact leaderT oni DAmico at tonidami firstname.lastname@example.org or call the theater at 261-6749. TEEN Continued from 1B BIKE Continued from 1B On Aug. 8 the ARK of Nassau will raffle this HarleyDavidson Road King motor cy cle signed by coun tr y music star Tim McGraw. SUBMITTED PHOTOS BY VIRGINIE JOYCE/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Jazz Fest duo wears many hats on cruise Since early May the Amelia Island Jazz Festivals Artistic Director Les DeMerle and his wife, singer Bonnie Eisele, have b een swinging their way through a multiple cruise contract in the Baltic Sea.S imultaneously and on a daily basis, the couple takes charge of the many details n eeded to plan the AIJF, set for Fernandina Beach on Oct. 16-19. They began the latest 14-day cruise Saturday, June 21 in South Hampton, England, on the Celebrity Eclipse. Recently DeMerle wrote the NewsLeader with an insider look at their work and travel days. A s guests from all over the world arrived, we were excited to greet them as t hey began a voyage on this incredible ship. The opening night of the cruise we were at sea and my band played three sets, the first in the Grand Foyer where several decks can see and hear the band in full swing. Then we moved to the E nsemble Lounge, the Jazz Club on the Celebrity Eclipse, for guests to experie nce the energy and the passion of the band playing our original arrangements featuring Bonnies vocals, Johannes Bjerregaard on piano, Chris Luard on bass and my drumming and singing. We continued, as usual, with our late nights sets, until about midnight and as always, t he real jazz fans hung on to the very last note of the evening. S unday, June 22 we were in port at Zeebrugge, Belgium, the gateway to B russels and Bruges. This was the first t ime Bonnie and I were at this port so, j ust like the passengers, we explored the town, took in the histor y and spent several hours in port on the Internet taking care of Amelia Island Jazz Festival business. This is really where I have to wear two hats: I might be finalizing an artist a greement with a jazz superstar that will b e headlining or trying to work out hotel a ccommodations for an 8-piece Latin b and. Bonnie is always right there with me ever y day helping to make decisions and to make all of this happen. Then we checked our watches and realized we have a show in a few hours so we headed back to the ship to prepare for the nights performance. M onday, June 23 was another sea day a s the ship sailed to W ar nemunde, G er m any the gateway to Berlin. This was our day to get a lot of business done. It was a for m al night on the ship so our repertoire for that evening was going to be high gloss: Sinatra, Cole Porter, Geor ge Gershwin, Ellington and Basie plus many jazz classics. By now, we developed a strong fan base with passengers fr om the UK, Canada, USA, A ustralia and mor e so the Ensemble Lounge was packed, and the fans were r e ally ther e to listen and enjoy an evening of jazz in style. On Tuesday, June 24, we arrived in Warnemunde at 9:30 a.m. and we get off the ship early. Early for a jazz musician is around noon, and we headed to the beautiful, quaint village where Bonnie and I have our favorite restaurant/cafe and where there is a crew discount with g reat coffee and efficient wi-fi. There we proofread our Sponsorship Brochure that was submitted by our current Board of D irectors: Carl Meaux, Ken Kneisel and S uzanne McLeod. This very strong and d edicated board truly keeps things movi ng to pr o mote the Amelia Island Jazz F estival while were away. And Bonnie and I never fail to mention Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, and our festival at every performance we give at sea. Again, we checked the time and ran back to the ship to prepare for the nights show. T his cruise continued to Copenhagen, D enmark where Bonnie and I have a m eeting with our good friend, jazz impresario Soren Friis, producer of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Soren and I both exchanged our latest CDs, and he took time out from his busy schedule to discuss the details for the shows that he is pr oducing in Copenhagen. There, we b egan another cruise and said farewell to a n entire ship of passengers, many of w hom ar e new friends and fans. As they disembarked, a whole new gr o up of the same joined us. T ogether, we explored and discovered several new ports. A highlight came in Reykjavik, Iceland, where Bonnie and I visited the Blue Lagoon natural hot springs.A lthough it is very cold in Iceland, b athing in the therapeutic natural blue w ater was the per f ect way to star t the day On the way back to the ship, we wrote AIJF-related emails to musicians and venues before resting up for the nights show. Also, on this cruise, as usual, I was asked to present my History of Big Band Jazz Lecture but instead of the smaller 200-seat Celebrity Central Theatre, I pres ented it in the 1,300-seat Eclipse Theatre. The exposure of this presenta-t ion brought hundreds of jazz fans to our nightly SRO performances in the E nsemble Lounge where we always promote the Amelia Island Jazz Festival to our many new fans. We get a huge kick out of welcoming our cruise fans to Amelia Island, and I can happily report that we are now in high gear for this years AIJF. I would like t o invite the entire community to learn more about, attend and enjoy this exciti ng world-class festival. At this years festival, the headlining shows will be outstanding, featuring ninetime Grammy winner and trumpet master, Randy Brecker, plus the exciting and critically acclaimed jazz organist, Tony Monaco; a Horace Silver Celebration; El N io and the Latin Jazz Knights; my band with Bonnie Eisele and Bill Prince plus m any new faces including saxophonist, Hunter Diamond; Jilla Webb and our youth presentation featuring our 2014 AIJF Scholarship winner, 18-year-old Luke Stribling; plus the U.S. Navy Band Southeast, and much more. e plan to arrive home from our curr ent cruise contract in the Baltic on Sept. 7. At that time, as we do every year, we w ill immediately begin working with several area schools to teach jazz techniques a nd inspire the kids to practice and strive t o become better musicians. I n order to keep this event of worldclass jazz healthy on Amelia Island, we also must bring in sponsors. The aforementioned Board of Directors is presently arranging meetings and presentations to reach out for AIJF support. Dedicated v olunteer Lynne Ruppel is also very hard a t work, along with Ken Kneisel, 2014 S ponsorship Chair, and her Jazz Festival m arketing team selling ads for our festival pr o gram and promoting our various sponsorship levels. As an AIJF sponsor, the festival offers many amenities including the invitation to our Oct. 13 Sponsors Party (at the Bronze Sponsorship level and above) at the Omni Amelia IslandP lantation Resort, where you can meet m any of the musicians and experience t he talent of our 2014 scholarship winner I invite the community to visit our website at www ameliaislandjazz festival.com and begin to experience Americas true art form, jazz. Lets keep jazz alive and swinging on Amelia Island! Please consider becoming involved with this years AIJF to enjoy the fun, the ener gy and all the surprises that our festi v al delivers. I pr o mise you that it will be swinging, and you will hear music that will live in your hear t s for e ver We look forward to our return and to seeing everyone Oct. 16-19 at the 2014 Amelia Island Jazz Festival. All the best from the Baltic, Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele SUBMITTED Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele at t he seaside resort village of Warnemunde, Germany. JACKSONVILLE Rethreaded, a local nonprofit that believes every individual can experience self-worth and value to communally change the world we live in, will present their quarterly Freedom Film Series on Thursday The film Sex and Money will be shown fr om 7-9 p.m. at the Sun-Ray Cinema, 1028 Park St., Jacksonville. This documentary uncovers the tr uth about domestic minor sex trafficking and the moder n-day abolitionist move ment fighting to stop it. Since September 2009, the filmmaker has traveled to over 30 states and conducted more than 75 interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists and psychologists, among others. Sex and Money provides infor mation and awar eness to the local community regarding the sex trade and human trafficking happening right here in the United States. Ticket sales from this event will pr ovide training to new Rethreaded employees. T ickets ar e $10 at Sun-Ray Cinema, http://goo.gl/RKl SEH. Visit rethreaded.com. R R e e t t h h r r e e a a d d e e d d s s F F r r e e e e d d o o m m F F i i l l m m S S e e r r i i e e s s : : S S e e x x a a n n d d M M o o n n e e y y
For the News-Leader W ild Amelia has announced two August programs for aspiri ng Junior Naturalists on Amelia Island Sea Turtles right in the midst of the sea turtle hatching season. The first a PowerPoint p resentation on sea turtles by Fort Clinch sea turtle volunteer S andra Baker-Hinton, followed by a beach walk to check out a t urtle nest due to hatch at that time is set for Monday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Fort Clinch Visitor Center. The second a turtle patrol w alk with an Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch volunteer to c heck for turtle tracks and nest hatchings is scheduled for 7 a .m. on Sunday, Aug. 17. Both programs will include required activities or elements of the Junior Naturalist Seashor component. F or the Fort Clinch program on Aug. 11, families will be g iven a pass for free admission to Fort Clinch for educational purposes. The rain date for the program will be Tuesday, Aug. 12. If there is inclement weathe r on the 11th that requires rescheduling, an email will be sent to registrants by 4 p.m. on the day of the event. The children who attend are encouraged to bring their Junior Naturalist Seashore booklets. These booklets will be available for purchase ($5 d ay of the event, or they can be purchased before the event att he Atlantic Recreation Center, the Book Loft, Books Plus, Kayak Amelia or Coastal Trader II. Attendance at a sea turtle nest excavation is a requirement of the Junior Naturalist Seashore experience, and children attending this program will be given credit for this activity. I t is suggested that children attending bring water and a c amera, if desired; they should wear tennis shoes and a hat. The Aug. 17 turtle walk at sunrise will include a brief presentation on the sea turtles of Amelia Island and their tracks,a two-mile roundtrip walk to l ook for those tracks and check on nests ready to hatch. A ttendees will also be asked to carry litter bags to pick up any beach trash along the way. Participating in a beach cleanup i s also a requirement of the Seashore Junior Naturalist program. Registrants will meet at beach access 40 at Bill Melton Road (across fromF ernandina Beach Golf Course) just after sunrise; they should w ear beach attire and have suns creen and/or insect spray applied in advance. Bags and gloves will be provided. To register for either or both of these programs or for more information, email Robyn N emes at robynnemes@comc ast.net. Once r e gistered, participants will receive additional details about the events. Wild Amelia is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to educate residents a nd visitors about the wildlife a nd wild places of Amelia Island. The Junior Naturalist program for children between 7 and 15 years of age is one of those educational efforts: Junior Naturalist curricula on The S eashore and The Maritime F or e st are now in print and available for purchase. The nine annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival is set for May 15-17, 2015. For information about all of Wild Amelias programs, visit w ildamelia.com and Wild A melia on Facebook. 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T hese leatherback hatchlings were released back into the sea from Amelia Islands first nest excavation of the season on July 25. To see the list of island turtle nests and the schedule for excavations, please visit ameliaislandseaturtlewatch.com. ISLAND MARKETS The Amelia Farmers Market, aka the FernandinaF armers Market, is proud to i ntr o duce its newest vendor, t he Savory Market, which will bring wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, wild sea scallops fr om Maine and a variety of other locally made products to the market. The Savory Market spec ializes in local and U.S.-made a nd grown products and s trives to bring their customers only the best. A crowd favorite will be r e tur n ing Aug. 2: Dolcissimo Desser ts, owned and operated by Magdalena, who has been making rum cakes since 1985 fr om an heirloom r ecipe h anded down through nine g enerations originating in I taly Each cake is a work of ar t and is uniquely decorated. Taste samples of the chocolate pound cake saturated with rum. Dolcissimo offers three sizes of cakes in two flavors original and hot ands picy. A t Bottega by Liz G r e namyer pick up entr ees and side dishes that just need to be put into the oven or micr owave and are ready in no time. All dishes ar e made with only the finest, fr eshest ingredients and the entrees c hange weekly. The menu o ften includes espresso-cruste d pork tenderloin, grilled s almon with mango chutney and southern shrimp and cr eamy grits. Winter Park Honey is at the market every Saturday with their regular honeys and four -pack samplers. Their most popular is the local wildflower honey that includes pollen fr om all over the United States for all seasons, which may help allergy sufferers. The award-winning honey is produced unheated and unprocessed. The bees are never tr eated with pesticides or antibiotics. Or chid Legends will have a lar ge selection of or chids and other houseplants and can help with questions about growing and repotting your orchid. Pastries by Andrea recently added several new gluten fr ee, dair y fr ee and organic products to her lineup such as cr outons and cor n muf fins and herbal focaccia bread. She also has an organic shake and bake mix made with gluten free rice and corn flour combined with herbs, onions and garlic. Rober t of Ever Blooming Gardens is at the market ever y week with many vari eties of flowering plants and shrubs now in bloom. Questions about what can grow here on the island? Roberts your guy, attending the market for 8 years, he hasa vast knowledge of what does and does not grow on the island. 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. No pets, please. Call 557-4202 or visit www .ameliafar mersmarket.co m for information and to sign up for the E-Mail Newsletter Each week the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market brings something newt o find, and each booth has s omething dif f erent. The mark et is a cornucopia of fresh, seasonal produce as well as a variety of cheese, meats, seafood, spr eads, dips, breads, sauces, flowers and more. Finding and trying a new v egetable that you have never s een before is a personal e xperiment in your culinary palate. Have you tried a Pattypan Squash or a Kohlrabi? How about a Zucchini Cobbler or chips made from eggplant or kale? Well, you dont have to go far to tr y something new simply a sk any vendor in the farmers m arket, What is the most u nusual thing you sell and how do you cook it? Coming to the Market Place on Aug. 2 is Olive My Pickle, a small family adventure that started with the market in Fer nandina Beach back i n 2010. With a non-GMO P roject Verification status, o wners Shai and Charlotte ar e thrilled to have ear n ed V e gan Action Certifications and the Fr esh From Florida logos, too. Our af filiations with these or ganizations say more about us than we could ever w rite on the side of a pickle j ar, Charlotte said. S pecializing in brine fer ment e d pickles, you will find a vari ety of olives, flavorful hummus and tasty stuf fed grape leaves among their Vegan deli customer favorites. Another customer favorite at the far mers market in Fernandina Beach is Amelia Pasta. Their unique, handcrafted pasta flavors ar e made with real vegetables and hand-milled spices. There is no cholesterol, no artificial ingredients and no fillers. This pasta is all natural and absolutely delicious espe cially without sauce. But, if you pr efer a nice sauce on your pasta, pair Amelia Pasta with Joy of Garlics flavorful pasta sauces and marinara. The plain marinara is made with whole peeled tomatoes, roasted garlic, fr esh basil and sun-dried tomatoes, their Puttanesca sauce also includes gr een and black olives and capers. The Vodka Sauce is made with heavy cream and vodka, and the Fra-Diavolo pasta sauce has a delightful kick with crushed red peppers. Join these and a couple dozen other vendors Saturday fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Joel V endetti will be strumming the classics and be sure to check out the fish being weighed in at the 32nd Annual Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo. The market is located on Nor th Seventh Street, between Centre and Alachua str eets, downtown Fer nandina Beach. Like them on Facebook, visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlac e.com or call 557-8229. 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
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A ll 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 O NLY AT RICK KEFFER DCJ Fernandina Beach Golf Club has these positions available:GolfOperations and Cart Attendant at Fernandina Beach Golf ClubP lease apply in person at F ernandina Beach Golf Club o r email resums tojobrien@fer nandinabeachgolfclub.com Server in the Golf Club restaurantP lease contact Melanie Robertson at m r o bertson@ fer nandinabeachgolfclub.c om L OST CANVAS BAG with ladies clothing & accessories on Thurs. 7/24 between cart path from Osprey Village t o the fitness center at the plantation. P lease call (904 If You Have Lost Your Pet please check the Nassau Humane Society facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next t o the airport (904 Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers license building (904 1 04 Personals ADOPTION A childless loving couple seeks to adopt. Large family. Financial security. Expenses paid. Eileen & Kim. k email@example.com o r 18 00-455-4929. ANF ADOPT loving married couple seeks t o adopt, will be hands-on mom & dad. F inancial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855 Adam Sklar #0150789. ANF 105 Public Notice ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not knowingly a ccept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the la w All p ersons are hereby informed that all d wellings adv ertised are a v ailable on an equal opportunity basis. I f y ou believ e that y ou may have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 impaired 1(800 EMPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted PT OFFICE POSITIONAVAILABLE C all (904 position is what y ou are looking for O FFICE ASSISTANT/TYPIST Fernandina. Full time weekdays. We are seeking a self motiv ated individual to join our staff. Position requires Excellent Typing Skills, Data Entry, and Customer Service. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Previous business office experience required. Benefits include Health/Life Insur ance, 4 01k, V acation. Email resume with typing speed to NassauAsst@gmail.com DENUCCIS SOFT SERVE 2210 Sadler Rd. Hiring part-time, mainly daytime. Flexible schedule to meet employee/employer needs. Apply in person. (904 SMALL CAFE seeks experienced cook p assionate about preparing fresh, organic foods. Good pa y ex cellent h ours. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 2 01 Help Wanted SAVANNAH GRAND Food & Beverage Coordinator Must have SERV-SAFE Manager Certified and e xperience with Assisted Living. Apply within, 1900 Amelia Trace Court, FB. THE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND is looking for expd Food & Beverage Servers, Line Cook & Catering Assistant. Call 277-8015 or come by to complete application at 4700 Amelia I sland Pkwy. F IRST BAPTIST CHURCH of Fernandina seeks mature, responsible and energetic person to fill part-time position in church nursery. M ust be willing to work Sundays, W ednesdays and some holidays. Background check required. If interested, applications may be picked u p Mon-Thurs in church office or call (904 1600 S. 8th St., Fern. Beach. I MMEDIATE OPPORTUNITY w ith Martex Services on Amelia Island for a reliable janitor. Work includes policing grounds in a resort community, c leaning common areas, trash removal, e tc.. Part time -must be able to work weekends and holidays. Reliable transportation and clean driving record r equired. Experience preferred. Excellent benefits and compensation. Apply in person at Martex Services, 1417 Avery Road, Fernandina Beach or call 904-261-5364 for more info. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this R e gional Account. W erner E nterprises: 1-855-515-8447 HAMPTON INN at the Beach is accepting applications for Room Attendants and Guest Services Representatives. A pply online at www.imichotels.com YULEE METAL RECYCLING is looking for a crane operator/CDL driver/mechanic all in one! Pay willl bec onsidered b y experience. If you are q ualified, please bring or send y our r esume to: Y ulee Metal R ecy cling, 850676 US Hwy 17 South, Y ulee, FL 32097. No Phone Calls Please!! SPECIALTY MEDICAL PRACTICE seeking Medical Assistant or LPN with EKG & Venipuncture skills. Word processing & computer skills helpful. Email resume to: i email@example.com or fax (904. O. Box 15214, Fernandina, 32035. NASSAU COUNTY COUNCIL ON A GING has openings for full time Home Health Aides. Must be available f or all shifts including nights, week ends, and holida ys. CNA certification a plus but not required. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org F o r more information please see our website at www .coanassau.com 2 01 Help Wanted 2 01 Help Wanted FIFIS WANTS PT FASHIONISTA! Http://bit.Ly/PThelp QUALITY HEALTH of Fernandina is seeking experienced RNs and LPNs. Must have a Florida License, able to pass a Level 2 background screen,h ave good customer service skills and long term care experience a plus! Please come by 1625 Lime Street,F ernandina Beach for an application p acket. T HE 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 experiencep referred. Apply at the Golf Pro Shop. PREP COOK 2 years experience or c ulinary school graduate. Servsafe certified. Part-time/seasonal. Send resume to email@example.com Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process m edical claims from home. Call the Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1 (877TC-HELP. A message from the N ews-Leader and the FTC. RESIDENCE INN -Amelia Island Now hiring for the following positions:F ront Office Assistant, D river/Houseperson and Outdoor Maintenance. Applicants must be able to work flex shifts, holidays and weekends. No phone calls please. Applications & resumes accepted, 2301 Sadler Road. EEOC TROLLEY DRIVERS NEEDED Must have CDL license with passenger endorsement. Send resumes or contact information to aitrolleys@y ahoo .com EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED D RIVERS e arn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified d rivers. Home most weekends. (843 www .bulldoghiw a y .com EOE. ANF WANT A CAREEROperating Heavy Equipment? Bulldozers, backhoes, e xcavators. Hands on training & certifications offered. National average 18-22 hourly! Lifetime job placement assistance. VA benefits eligible. 1-866362-6497. ANF I NSURANCE BROKER e stablished insurance agency based in Nassau County seeks experienced, licensed agent to lead a retail agency. Please e mail resume in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org FULL TIME OPPORTUNITYfor upbeat customer service driv e n i ndividual with retail experience, n atural foods knowledge, and a passion f or healthy living. Competitive Pay & Excellent Benefits package. Send resume to: email@example.com or fax to (904 also a v ailable at Nassau Health Foods. R EAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturdaysm andatory. (904 RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT Weekend Shifts PT. Apply at 941510 O ld Nassauville Rd., FB. (904 4120. Must be 25 years old & clean d riving record. L OCAL SHORT TERM LOAN/PAWN O FFICE hiring multiple fill time positions. Please email y our resume to: katie.bo firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (904 please. 204 Work Wanted N EED A MAID?Call Denise A fternoon appointments available (904 HOUSEKEEPER LOOKING FOR WORK Years of experience. You will get a clean house & a happy wallet. For information call (904 2 07 Business Opportunities LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE in Nassau County. Great business opportunity. Only one available. Call( 904) 753-1346. E DUCATION 3 01 Schools & I nstruction TRAIN FROM HOME Medical billing, Accounting Asst., Customer Service. Noe xp needed. HS/GED needed to apply. Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers 1800-451-0709. ANF A IRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing &f inancial aid for qualified students. Job p lacement assistance. Call AIM (866 314-3769. ANF M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales YARD SALE Lots of craft supplies & other misc. Fri. 8/1 & Sat. 8/2, 8am. 86130 Shady Oak Dr., Yulee. ESTATE SALE SUNDAY Aug 3rd, 125 pm. U-Haul Storage (behind Taco B ell). Musical instruments, tools, bath a nd body, antiques, sporting goods, back to school special. Also, store liquidation formerly North 3rd Trading ( downtown store) everything priced 7 0% off or below. BACK TO SCHOOL GARAGE SALE!S at. 8/2, 8am-1pm. 31083 Grassy P arke Dr. (Flora Parke Subd.). C hildrens clothes, toys, household items and much more!
W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with Country Charm!C lose to schools & shopping. 20 minutes to Jacksonville3Bedroom Special$775/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 S at. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 3 7149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Renovated units now available! New Renovated Unit $ 950 Call Today!(904 RESTAURANT 4 SALES eats 40 w /courtyard Turnkey operation O ffered at $75,000 w/terms Owner will train buyerCall Today! Amelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: email@example.com NEWS-LEADER PUBLIC SERVICE MESSGEPost office warns businesses not to use mailboxes forfreeThe post office has notified a couple of dozen local businesses that they could be in v iolation of federal law by using mailboxes for advertising without paying postage. Federal law states, Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits any mailable matter such as statements of accounts, circulars, sale bills, or otherlike matter,on which no p ostage has been paid, in any letter box established, approved, or accepted bythe Postal Service for the receipt or delivery of mail matter on any mail route with the intent to avoid payment of lawfulp ostage thereon, shall for each offence be fined underthis title. Postal inspectors say itsaviolation of federal law to intentionally circumvent paying p ostage in order to realize personal gain. The certified letters sent to violators from the Fernandina Beach post office note the fine could be in excess of $5,000. T he post office charges mail advertisers $200 for an application fee, $200 for a permit fee and 27 c ents per piece of mail delivered. Fernandina Beach has 17,052 possible deliveries including post office boxes and mailboxes. The certified letter was sent to severa l local restaurants, lawn care and pest control services and other businesses that were suspected of putting advertising circulars in mailboxes without paying postage for them. NEWS-LEADER PUBLIC SERVICE MESSGE RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERREReal 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/workshop,large lot,gourmet kitchen, many other bonuses.$1,950/mo. Plus utilities. Amelia Lakes 1br 1ba first floor apartment $850.00 + utilities. 4BR/2BA very nice home on Meadowwood Drive in Yulee. $1,450/mo.+ util. V A CA TION RENT AL AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY2BR/1BA Ocean-view. 487 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&cleaning 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. 8B F RIDAY A UGUST 1 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 95579 SPRINGHILL ROAD Beautiful country setting on 1.12 acres close to beaches, shopping, historic Fernandina Beach and I95! This wellm aintained home has a large two story addition with loft and inspected working fireplace! Bring your horse and experience countryliving close to everything! New metal roof and back wooden deck are sure to please! Great family home! $119,500 MLS#61978Susan Hughes904-556-2177 2192 CALAIS LANE This lake front beauty shows like a model h ome and is walking distance to the beach! The open floor plan has wood floors throughout main living areas, new stainless GE Profile appliances and solid surface counter tops. The stately stone fireplace is gas or wood burning. This beautiful park like yard is irrigated by a separate deep well. Owner's love and attention shows with many custom touches including surround sound, beautiful crown molding, and a year-round 425 sq. ft. Florida room that over looks the lake. This home is a must see! PRICE JUST REDUCED $10,000!! $341,000 MLS#62702Susan Hughes904-556-2177 2977 PARK SQUARE PLACE Beautiful solar heated pool home in the pristine Egans Bluff III. Spacious 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and bonus workshop on separate electric panel. There are formal touches and upgrades yet a casual airy feel. Features include a great room with built-ins and gas fireplace, formal dining and living room, breakfast nook and bar. Kitchen has stainless steel, granite, and a custom wine cooler. Office/Den/4th bedroom has custom cherry shelving and custom computer center. Master bath has separate large shower and Jacuzzi tub. This home boasts an in house 200 sq ft workshop, plantation shutters..It goes on. $479,000 MLS#62969Susan Hughes904-556-2177 1537 PERSIMMON CIRCLE NORTHSimmon's Cove and pond frontage too! This 4/2 is a great starter or retirement home. Convenient to beach, shopping and municipal airport. Enjoy the nature of a back yard pond and lots of privacy in this Island Home! $275,000 MLS#63184Susan Hughes904-556-2177 Sea Castles Unit #12 $250,000 MLS#63387W. N. (Nip G alphin Real Estate Services, Inc. 1880 S. 14th Street, Suite 103 Amelia Island FL 32034 904.277.6597 G-2 AMELIA SOUTHGorgeous Ocean Front condo! This unit is located in the center of Amelia South. The master suite has a full ocean view and a sliding door for additional access to the spacious patio. The bathrooms and master closet have had $25k worth of updates this year! Such a comfortable h ome away from home! The furniture is included so you can let the enjoyment begin the day o f closing. This property has a nice rental history, approx $20-$35k annually for the past 5 y ears. Your message is ready to be sent with $ 364,900 MLS#62480 Robin Rawls, GRI 904-261-6651 Rawls@comcast.net 96191 SEA WINDS DRIVE Spacious island home with high ceilings, open concept and lots of privacy! Close to beaches yet easy on/off island and county taxes! Split floor plan with both sides opening to large screened porch perfect for entertaining! Kitchen has solid surface counters and stainless with large breakfast room. Master bath and HUGE closet will spoil you! This is a MUST SEE for value on the island! Motivated seller! Reduced to $299,000 MLS#63302Susan Hughes904-556-2177 3A OCEAN VIEW VILLAS Spacious top floor ocean view condo with Fort Clinch State Park in your back yard! This condo feels like a "home" with over 2500 square feet of upgrades. Custom kitchen, built-ins, fire place, laundry room, and gated covered parking with storage. Your family can spread out and enjoy the luxury and panoramic views from inside. Outside you can live like a local; enjoying community events at Main Beach Park, biking, hiking, fishing and camping at Fort Clinch, and participating in activities at the Rec. Center. You are a quick bike ride from historic Fernandina Beach-home of the shrimping industry with many wonderful restaurants and shops. $549,900 MLS#62226Susan Hughes904-556-2177 Darlene Morris,GRI,Realtor904-557-8123 Topof the Line' OYSTER BAYCottage style home boasting newly designed kitchen overlooking the waterway & Great Room. Bamboo Fusion hardwood floors add warmth to theM aster Bedroom and 2nd Bedroom w/ custom designed window treatments & custom Closet Organizer systems. N ew energy efficient 15 SEER HVAC. Epoxy painted & sealed garage floor. Neutral colors w/plenty of light thru large windows in every room. Meticulously maintained home onn early 1/2 acre lot w/covered patio overlooking quiet canal sanctuary. Rocking chair front porch w/a glass of Southern I ceTea awaits you! Steps to tennis & pool. Membership to the Oyster Bay Yacht Club available & boat slips available for purchase. $397,500 1981 CLINCH DRIVEOn Island in County, Marsh front a creage, Build your dream home and fish and Kayak from your back door, Marsh front Lot that is high and dry. Conveniently located, minutesaway from shopping, schools and beach. $95,000 MLS#63374 Contact:Elizabeth A. RawsonGRI, BROKERTel: 904-710-5884 email:firstname.lastname@example.org Patti RobertsAtlantic Properties, Int. (904 96054 RIDGEWOOD CIRCLEThis is a beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath family home. The master bedroom is very spacious and has fantastic natural light & built in speakers. Master bath suite has double vanity sinks, separate shower and great walk-in closets. Ceiling fans in every bedroom. Home features a screened in porch, with a fire pit and charming koi pond. New carpet, new paint make this home move-in ready.$179,900 MLS#63279 311 SAND DOLLAR VILLATOP SHELF!!! TOP FLOOR, FURNISHED AND TURN KEY READY. 1 unit from the most eastern point and has the Southern View! Invest Vacation and Retire. Open balcony provides spectacular views from den and master bedroom. Rentals are available with a 3 night minimum. To top it off, your pet is welcome, great rental history! $305,000 MLS#63344 Robin Rawls, GRI 904-261-6651 Rawls@comcast.net NICE 3BR/2BA Hardwood flrs, lg windows, & yard w/fruit trees. 1,384 sf + garage. Close to shopping/beach. N on-smoking. $1100 + dep w/12 mos lease. Avail Aug 3rd. (904 8 61 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 R ealtor, for special rates. RENTAL-Fall in Clarkesville, GA 2 BR/2BA condo (The President Unit avail 10/18-10/25, $850/wk. View at www.applemountainresort.com. Call (HC 8 63 Office OFFICE SPACE available downtown. P lease call Regina Sluder, PDQ Property Mgmt, (904 E XECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common a rea receptionist, conference room, b reak room, & security. For info call (904 864 Commercial/Retail O FFICE/RETAIL SPACE f or rent. 924 sq. ft. downstairs, 924 sq. ft. upstairs and 2018 sq. ft. retail space avail soon. Palmetto Walk. (904 1062. T RANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles FOR SALE 2004 silver Toyota Highlander Ltd. 94,200 miles. Extremely clean. $8,200. Call (904 1999 BMW323i4-DOOR SEDAN Silver. 185,000 miles. $3,000. Drives g ood. (904 2007 TOYOTA SOLARA CONV. SLE 112,000 miles. $10,500/OBO. Call( 704)778-1231. 9 04 Motorcycles 2004 HD WIDE GLIDE Excellent c ondition, garage kept. V & H pipes, w ith detachable windshield. $7,400. Call Bill (904 858 Condos-Unfurnished FOREST RIDGE 3BR/2BA, ground floor, washer/dryer included. No smoking. 12 mo. lease. $1250/mo. + $1250 deposit. (904 8 59 Homes-Furnished F ULLY FURNISHED, NON SMOKING for rent in Lofton Pointe. 3BR/2BA + bonus room & garage. $1350/mo. Call Anna (904 860 Homes-Unfurnished 860 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 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES coming available. Please call Regina Sluder, PDQ Propert y Mgmt, (904 8 56 Apartments Unfurnished 2BR/1BA BEACH APT. Well m aintained. Responsible persons only. $ 900/mo. w/lease. $800 deposit w /references. (904ve msg. WANT TO PURCHASE an owner f inanced house or lease purchase on Amelia Island. We have money to put down. 5 to 7 year balloon. Minimum of3 bedrooms 2 baths. No stairs. Please c all Dan at (772)285-6488 (Your phone says Dr. Dan Berman) OCEAN VIEW downstairs of duplex, S. Fletcher location, completely remodeled, beach access. $1200/mo., deposit/lease required. 3BR/1BA. Call or text for appt. (904 R EAL ESTATE R ENTALS 8 51 Roommate Wanted RESPONSIBLE, HONEST FEMALE ROOMMATEWANTED Background check. Serious inquiries only. For more info, call (347 ROOMMATE WANTED $125/wk. All u tilities are included. 491-1521 8 52 Mobile Homes 8 52 Mobile Homes STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly o r monthly. Call (904 Y ULEE 2 BR $575/mo., 3BR $795/mo. Rent to own DW $995/mo. Newly remodeled, water & sewer included Call (904 O N ISLAND 1 2&3BR mobile homes starting $150 wk/$500 mo. + dep & utils. Avail now. ALSO1BR BEACH A PT. I ncl all utils. Details 261-5034. A FFORDABLE LIVING B ring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (904 5 577. 8 54 Rooms ROOM FOR RENT with private bath. $400/mo. Includes electric & cable. Call (904 8 55 Apartments Furnished SMALL EFFICIENCY APT. 3 minutes from beach. Utilities included. Partly furnished. $500/mo. + deposit. Call (904 R EAL ESTATE S ALES 806 Waterfront A melia Fernandina Beach W aterfront Acre Home Dock See home on website listed below Go to www.ZipCode32034.com A sking $189,500.00 Best Offer Waterfront Homes & Lots Call ( 904) 261 for information. C.H. L asserre, Realtor. 613 Television Radio-Stereo D ISH TV Retailer starting $19.99/ mo. (for 12 mos SAVE up to 50% today! Ask aboutS AME DAY installation. Call 1(800 0 984. ANF DIRECTV 2 year savings event. Over 140 channels only $29.99/mo. Only DirecTV gives you 2 yrs of savings & af ree Genie upgrade. Call 1-800-4812137. ANF 618 Auctions 6 18 Auctions PUBLIC AUCTION Estates, B ankruptcies, Cities. Floridas largest consignment auction Sun. 7/20, 1pm. 422 Julia St., Titusville, FL 32796. Real Estate, TBird, trucks, boats, motorcycles, firearms, antiques, furniture, jewelry, complete woodworking shop, contents of antique store, household goods, sun dresses, art work, city surplus tools, glassware, & so much more! No charge to attend. 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