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Port bid t o r ezon e def erred ANG ELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader A zoning change for two downtown lots owned by the Por t of Fer nandina was tabled at Tuesdays city commission meeting due to residents suspicions about how the par cels may fit in with a new expansion plan for the Port. The par cels, which were to be changed from Medium Density Residential to Public and Institutional zoning, flank Dade Street between Nor th Thir d and Nor th Four th str eets. The Port expansion plan, presented last week at a Planning Advisor y Boar d meeting, was condemned by a num ber of residents for its indifference to the impact it could have on the community. The expansion plans projections and study areas include increased road and rail traf fic, lar ger vessels calling at the Port, possible expansion of the facility into nearby ar eas and the trans por t of liquid natural gas, among other topics. A PAB subcommittee to evaluate the expansion plan was formed after that meeting and will present its findings in November. Clyde Davis, attor ney for the Ocean Highway & Port Authority, the agency s gover ning body said at T uesday s meeting that the Port has owned the parcels for 10 years and wants to use them for employee parkCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 68 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. 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F F o o r r a a d d e e t t a a i i l l e e d d c c o o u u n n t t s s e e e e w w w w w w . a a m m e e l l i i a a i i s s l l a a n n d d s s e e a a t t u u r r t t l l e e w w a a t t c c h h . c c o o m m . MICHAEL PARNELL News-Leader M ore than six months after the Feb. 10 police shooting of a Fernandina Beach man in the North Hampton subdivision in Yulee, all information on the matter is still withheld by t he Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Nassau CountyS heriffs Office. The investigation remains active, s aid FDLE spokesperson Gretl Plessinger in an email Wednesday, and no details will be released until it is closed. The NCSO is withholding its reports until the investigation is comp leted. Plessinger said the case has been referred to the State Attorneys Office, which will make a determination about whether the shooting was justifiable. In the previous two k illings of civilians by Nassau County S heriffs deputies, the state attorney f ound the shootings to be justifiable homicide. The News-Leader has requested a copy of the incident report and narratives written by officers involved in the latest shooting. The newspaper a lso has asked for the various 911 calls that were made before the fatal shooti ng about 11 a.m. that Monday morning. The newspaper also seeks the Jacksonville Medical Examinersa utopsy report for Anthony Bartley, 21, a black male who died that day. Deputy Wilfred Bill Quick, who returned to full patrol duty two weeks l ater, was the officer who shot Bartley. Police said in February, before d eclining further comment, that the early 911 calls suggested Bartley was b urglarizing a home in the North Hampton subdivision, which is in unincorporated Yulee more than four miles from Fernandina Beach. According to the sheriffs office at that time, Quick used his stun gun in selfdefense, but when that didnt have the intended effect he used his pistol to shoot Bartley, who died at the scene. B artley was reported to be wearing pants and socks but did not have on a s hirt or shoes at the time of the shooting. He was reportedly unarmed but that has not been confirmed. F ather of a two-year-old son, Bartley was employed by a downtown Fernandina hamburger restaurant. He had been jailed previously for drug p ossession. The previous police-involved fatal s hooting in Nassau County occurred on Sept. 11, 2010, when a Callahan m an was shot and killed during a traffic stop on US 1. Franklin Ray Bodden, 39, a white male, was shot once in the chest and once in the arm by Deputy Ernie Cole after he was pulled over on US 1 in Callahan around 9:30 p.m. for driving his motorcycle 76 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to reports at the time. T he incident was captured on the patrol cars dash camera. A ccording to a review by the State Attorneys Office, Bodden was shot as his hand swung from behind hisb ack holding a shiny metallic appearStill no shooting details Straw polls nixed A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader In spite of some procedural confus ion at a packed City Hall meeting, city commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday toe liminate three non-binding straw p oll questions that would have been o n Novembers ballot. However, in a vote later in the evening, they unanimously agreed to a voter referendum question asking if commissioner terms should be extend-e d to four years. The straw poll questions would h ave asked voters if the city should borrow $10 million for downtown w aterfront improvements; if it should borrow $8 million to construct a downtown parking garage; and if it should study rezoning the city golf course for future sale. Commissioners suggested the nonbinding questions as a way to test thew aters for voter responses, for a poss ible real referendum question in the f utur e Several r e sidents spoke up about their desire to see more public open spaces in the city rather than the city selling the municipal golf course for more development. Zoologist and News-Leader column ist Pat Foster Turley said the city s hould not sell recreational land that belongs to the citizens. She noted CITY Continued on 3A Bartley SHOOTING Continued on 4A Wha t w e n t wrong that morning P olice shot w oman in her home MICHAEL PARNELL N e w s-Leader Cheryl Ann Stillwell was afraid, but she was not afraid of the police. But shortly after 5 a.m. on Dec. 22, 2005, police serving a search warrant at 2658 Midway Road on Amelia Island shot Stillwell after spotting her holding a handgun at the top of her stair well. Stillwell, 41, died a few hours later. Accor ding to a r epor t compiled by Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials who investigated the incident, six officers with the U.S. Dr ug Enfor cement Agency and Nassau County Sherif f s Office headed to Stillwells home following a general briefing at NCSO headquarters at 4:30 a.m. Detective Dallas Palecek, who shot Stillwell, told FDLE investigators he was told the r esidence had a loft and that one person slept in the loft area and that a (white female sold a contr olled substance (Oxycontin source from the rear door of the residence. The officers entered Stillwells yard through a locked gate DEA Special Agent David W alters cut the lock and went to the back door. Palecek tried the rear door, which was locked, and the team went to the front door for entry, FDLE said. Walters and sheriffs Capt. David W illiams stood by a cor ner of the home, where they could see both the fr ont and back doors, while Palecek, DEA Special Agents John Hollingswor th and Daniel Defranzo and sheriffs Detective Jonathan Hooper went to the front door. Hooper knocked at the door and said, Police sear ch warrant. Hooper knocked a second time as the entry team waited. Then Defranzo used a ramming device four or five times to force the door open. Once the door was opened, the officers found a couch blocking the door Palecek moved the couch and entered the home. Hooper followed. Palecek and Hooper wer e wearing gr een pants, black sweaters embroidered with a silver NCSO badge, NCSO badges on chains around their necks, black NCSO ball caps and bulletpr oof vests under their sweaters. Palecek told investigators he saw Stillwell almost immediately after entering the home, at the top of the stairs, partially hidden by a stairway half-wall, crouched holding a handgun with both of her hands. Hooper said he saw Stillwell at the top of the stairs holding a weapon, and Defranzo said he could see a hand at the top of the stairs with a gun. The Nassau County Sheriffs Office Special R esponse Team (which i ncludes Fer n andina Beach Police personnel) and Jacksonville Sherif f s Of fice SW A T team practice r espond ing to medical emergencies while under fire. G ainesville Target R ange, which provided t he training, is com prised of trauma medics and emergency room trauma personnel who ar e veteran U.S. mili tary combat medics on battlefields such as Iraq and Afghanistan. SUBMITTED In the wake of the police shoot i ng of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., and the subsequent pr o tests, rioting, political maneuvering and media coverage, ther e has been considerable discussion of the militarization of police. In his book, SWAT Madness and the Militarization of the A merican Police author Jim Fisher a ddr esses these issues and cites n umerous case studies, including the police shooting of a white Fernandina Beach woman in her home in 2005. Fisher notes that local police have embraced elite paramilitary special weapons and tactics (SWAT) including high-powered semiand fully automatic weapons, body armor and sometimes ar mor ed vehicles and other gear made available through federal grants and often procured as part of the ongoing American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bar rier between the U.S. military and domestic law enforcement has br oken down, Fisher writes. The police have become s oldiers . . SWAT teams conduct forcedentr y into 40,000 to 50,000 U.S. homes each year Fisher writes, typically seeking drugs or drug dealers. His chapter on the death of Cheryl Ann Stillwell, 41, of Fer nandina Beach, is titled Justified Killing, Unjustified Raid. T hen-sherif f T ommy Seagraves l amented the death, but said his deputy fir ed in self-defense. The State Attorneys Office found that to be the case and called the shooting justifiable homicide. Fisher acknowledges that, but criticizes the raid for being ill planned and ill considered and questions why Stillwell at most a petty drug dealer wasnt taken into custody at another time rather than a 5 a.m. drug raid that resulted in her dying in her bedroom after police forced their way into her house. Fisher quotes W inston Churchill, who said, Democracy means that when ther es a knock at the door at thr ee in the mor ning, it s probably the milkman. The milkman doesnt come anymore, but the SWAT team might, Fisher notes. Stillwell is one of three Nassau County residents shot dead by Sherif f s deputies in the past nine years. The accompanying account of her killing is culled fr om NewsLeader files. T T h h e e m m i i l l i i t t a a r r i i z z a a t t i i o o n n o o f f p p o o l l i i c c e e Stillwell STILLWELL Continued on 4A
2A F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK D onald Frederick Bennett Sr. Mr. Donald Frederick (Don. w ent home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 with his family by his side. Mr. Bennett was born on September 2, 1941 in Jacksonville, Florida to his parents James Edison (Jim. and Eunice Irene Mobley Bennett. Mr. Bennett lived his early years in N assauville until he married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Elizabeth Crist B ennett, and went to work for the Florida Forestry Service where he was transferred to various areas of Nassau County. After his years of forestry service, he would own a Gulf Station in Yulee on the corner of A1A and U.S. 17. L ater he would buy out Vanzant Logging Company and spend the rest of his working y ears as a logger. He was named Logger of the Year in 1991. Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, brothers, James Edison Bennett, Jr., Daniel Griffin Bennett, Sr., and sisters, Ruby Geraldine Bennett Woods and Betty Rudine Bennett Wilder. Brother-in-law Robert ( Bob) H. Woods, Brother-in-law, Nathan McCormick, Sister-in-law, Barbara Ann M cCormick. Mr. Bennett leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Mary Elizabeth Crist Bennett, his children Donald (Donnie. Bennett, Jr. and Fianc Shelly Scott of Woodbine, Georgia, Vicky Bennett Bryson and husband Jimmy Bryson ofT homasville, Georgia, Kim Bennett Kossakowski and husband Mark Kossakowski of Yulee, Florida, Irb Bennett of Y u lee, Florida. Six grandchildren, Donna Bennett of Yulee, Florida, Tara Bryson Wilkerson and husband Clint Wilkerson of Thomasville, Georgia, Rebecca Kossakowski Douglas and husband Keith Douglas of S ummerville, South Carolina, Elizabeth (Liz K ossakowski of Tallahassee, Florida, Caleb B ryson of Thomasville, Georgia, and Harley Isabelle Bennett of Yulee, Florida. Six greatgrandchildr e n, Tristyn Alexander and Chrisdiana Everena Bennett of Yulee, Florida, Brynnan Grace and Katherine Hope (Kateilkerson of Thomasville, Georgia and Kameron and Jade Alexis Douglas of Summerville, South Carolina. F amily will receive friends and family at OxleyH eard Funeral home today, Friday, August 22, 2014 between 5:00 PM-8:00 PM. Mr. Bennetts Homegoing Celebration will of f iciated by Pastors W illiam Bud Long and Jimmy Br y son at Springhill Baptist Church, 941017 Old Nassauville Road, Fer nandina Beach on Satur day August 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers please donate to the buildi ng fund at Springhill Baptist Chur ch (904-2614 741). Please share his Life Legacy at www.oxleyhear d .com. O xle y-Heard Funeral Directors L oma Kat e B enton Loma Kate Benton, 92, of Fernandina Beach, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 17,2 014, at her home with her son and his wife by her side. She was a member of First Baptist Chur c h of Fer n andina Beach. Mrs. Benton was bor n on November 19, 1921 in Murphy, NC. Her first job was working for TVA during W orld W ar II. She lived in Knoxville with the love of her life, John, who was on the facul ty of UT for 35 years. Mrs. Benton retired from Knox County Procurement in 1986. They movedt o Tallahassee, FL for 12 years, then to Fernandina Beach, FL in 1999. She was pr e ceded in death by her husband, John, of 57 years, and two sisters, Maggie Hogan and Edith Roper. She is survived by her son: Robert (Suzanne brother: John R. Anderson; granddaughters: Michelle Franklin and Adeline Poudrier andg reat-granddaughters: Katie Franklin and Chloe P oudrier G raveside services were held at Hardage Giddens Chapel Hills Memor y Gardens & Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Chur ch of Fer nandina Beach. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hardage-giddenschapelhills.com. Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home Jacksonville Rev. Neil Irvin Gray A memorial service to celebrate and give thanks for the life of the Rev Neil Ir vin Gray will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peters Episcopal Church, Fernandina Beach, Florida, where he was rector emeritus. A ll who remember him or his legacy are warmly welcomed to this occasion of appreciation f or his life. A reception in the parish hall will follow the s ervice. Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens Jacksonville Beach C arole McElyea Mrs. Carole McElyea, age 91, of Yulee, passed a way on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at St. Vincents Hospital in Jacksonville. B orn in Jacksonville, she was one of 8 children born to the late Sidney Frank and Effie Smith B rown. Growing up on the Northside of Jacksonville, she was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School. She married Harold McElyea in March 1 947. They had one daughter, Vicki Lynn McElyea. Mrs.M cElyeas husband worked for the City of Jacksonville and they later opened and o perated Oceanway Garbage Services. She loved to travel and she enjoyed the glitter, lights and excitement of the Las Vegas strip, which she would visit frequently. Her husband of 39 years, Harold McElyea, p assed away in 1996. Their daughter, Vicki Lynn Snyder, passed away in 2009. S he leaves behind, her three grandchildren, Steven Mauney, Yulee, FL, Michael Mauney, Jacksonville, FL, Christy Pittman, Fernandina B each, FL, a great-grandson, John Mauney, and m any loving friends and family. F uneral services will be held from the graveside in Evergreen Cemetery as she is laid to rest with her husband. Please share her Life Legacy at www.oxleyheard.com. O xley-Heard Funeral Directors Olen Wiggins M r. Olen Wiggins, age 80, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Born at home in Tatnall County, GA, he was the son of the late John B. and Okella Kirby Wiggins. He grew up in Tatnall County befor e moving to S avannah in 1958 to work as a W elder at the shipyard. While w orking in Savannah he joined the Boilermakers Local No. 26, from where he worked for many years. He worked many power plant and paper mill shutdowns as well as the start up of Plant Branch Power Generating Station near Milledgeville, GA. M r W iggins has been a r esident of Nassau C ounty since 2000. H e enjoyed metal detecting and was a member of the Gold Prospectors of America. Preceding him in death is his wife, Doris Car ver, who passed away in 2013. He leaves behind, his son, John C. Wiggins, Milledgeville, GA, a brother, Preston Wiggins,L yons, GA, a sister Ann Parker Savannah, GA, g randchildr en, Christopher O. W iggins, John R Wiggins, Sarah E. Wiggins, Benjamin W. W iggins and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Friday (TODAY), August 22, 2014 from the Lighthouse Tabernacle of Jesus Christ with Pastor Charles Levitt, officiating. His family will receive friends today, Friday, at the chur ch fr om 10:00 am until the hour of ser vice. M r. Wiggins will be laid to rest beside his w ife in Greenpine Cemetery, Yulee, FL. Please share his Life Legacy and leave your condolences and memories at oxleyhear d .com. O xley-Heard Funeral Directors DEATH NOTICES Mrs. Doris McIntyr e Cr u mp, 72, Fernandina Beach, died on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Chester Church of God. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Gaston Robert Gas Desnoyers, 91, Ospr ey V illage, Amelia Island, died on Satur day Aug. 16, 2014. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Satur day Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at Saint James Catholic Chur ch in Basking Ridge, N.J. On Wednesday, Aug. 27, a memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Saint Michael Catholic Church in Fernandina Beach. 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NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All adver tising is subject to the approval of the publisher The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 Library celebrates Passport Day The Fernandina Beach branch library will celebrate Passpor t Day with extended hours for passport application pr ocessing on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. For adults, the librar y 25 N. Fourth St., can process firsttime applications and renewals for passpor ts if issued over 15 years ago. For minors 15 and under, it processes first-time and all renewals. It processes all applications for those 16 and 17 years old as well. Has your pass port been lost or stolen? Did you have a name change? It can do these also. You must bring three items 1) evidence of your identification such as your Florida dri vers license; 2) evidence of your citizenship, typically your bir th cer tificate (original or a certified copy) and 3) two checks for payment. Library staff also can take the photographs for you. Passport fees ar e paid to the U.S. Depar tment of State; the $25 facility fee is for pr ocessing the application. All forms are available at the library. Visit www.nassaureads.com for details or travel.state.gov Call 277-7365 for appointments or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Refr eshments pr ovided by Friends of the Fernandina Beach Branch Library. S ENIOR HEALTH EXPO SUBMITTED Debra Dombkowski, Adult Day Healthcare manager, and Helen Ridley, Home Health Services manager, explain the Nassau County Council on Agings programs to Jim and Mamie Geddes at the Senior Health Fair and Expo Aug. 15 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. The expo was a big success due in large part to the strong community partnerships between the nearly 50 organizations that took part in the event. Baptist Health offered health screenings to some of the more than 200 s eniors who attended to receive the latest information on a wide range of topics. Agency lauded for helping families, elderly, disabled TALLAHASSEE Floridas P ublic Service Commission (PSCecognizing the N ortheast Florida Community Action Agency as a PSC H elping Hand for helping raise public awareness about the Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program and energy and water conservation. For area residents in need, t he Northeast Florida Commun ity Action Agency is a vital resource, and we are pleased that the agency uses PSC mate rials to help its clientele, said PSC Chairman Art Graham. I also want to commend Lisa Mohn, Family and CommunityS ervice manager, Nassau and B aker Counties, for assisting o ur outreach efforts by reaching those who can most benefit from the information. Begun last year, each month the PSC highlights a par tner agency or or ganization whose clients ar e eligible for the federal L ifeline program and/or n eed help reducing e nergy and water bills. Through these PSC HelpingH and partn erships, the C ommission shares vital information to help consumers str e tch their resources to meet their monthly bills. e are pleased to be named a PSC Helping Hand, said Mohn. PSC conser vation b rochures and Lifeline mater ials ar e essential to helping f amilies with young children, the elderly, and the disabled learn strategies they can use every day to impact their budgets and make a difference in their overall quality of life. W e appr eciate the partnership. Look for all the PSC H elping Hand outreach partner recognitions on the PSCs h omepage, www.floridapsc. com, under Hot Topics. O ne of the main anti-poverty organizations in the area, the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. helps the less fortunateg ain self-sufficiency, advocates o n their behalf and gets them o n the path to long-term stability and success. The nonpr o fit also provides limited last resort emergency assistance to residents in seven counties (Baker Nassau, Duval, Flagler Putnam, Clay a nd St. Johns), including food, e mer gency r ent or utility assis t ance, employment programs, credit counseling, and other support. Available programs are based on government grants and donations. For additional infor mation, visit www .floridapsc.com. Mohn JSO tick e ts on s ale M onday JACKSONVILLE Beginning Monday, tickets will go on sale for all Jacksonville Symphony Or chestra 2014-15 concer ts. T ickets may be purchased by phone at (904 J axSymphony.org or in person at the TimesU nion Center for the Per for ming Ar ts. A new era for the Jacksonville Symphony begins when conductor Courtney Lewis signals the downbeat on opening night of the 201415 season. The young British conductor is mak ing his mark nationally while also serving as assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Lewis makes his Jacksonville Symphony debut as music director designate on Sept. 26a nd 27, featuring the orchestral showpiece Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz. The 2014-15 Jacksonville Symphony season also features six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, contemporary piano artist Jim Brickman in a special holiday concer t, and Grammy-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall in a concert presentation without orchestra. For the next two weeks, music lovers can take advantage of special-price ticket offers,i ncluding two tickets for $25 to any Saturday conc er t in September October or November using d iscount code COUR T NEY by phone or online. Patrons can also receive a $5 discount on tickets for any Friday evening concer t in October or November using discount code FRIDAY by phone or online. A special ticket price of $25 is available for Hotel California-A Salute to The Eagles on Oct. 15 and The Music of Elvis on Oct. 18a nd 19 using discount code SPECIAL by phone or online. These offers are valid through Friday, Sept. 5. Complete event information is available online at JaxSymphony.org. Patron services hours ar e Monday thr ough Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. WEEKLY UPDATE S S t t e e a a k k n n i i g g h h t t The Nor theast Chapter of the Nam Knights will host a steak night at the VFW Post 4351 at 5:30 p.m. tonight for a $12 donation. Dinner will include steak, baked potato, corn and salad. The VFW is located under the Shave Bridge. For information call 432-8791. 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. 24 and at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Aug. 30. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 20 and 27. For details and additional classes and information, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 476-2037 or email@example.com. Visit www.The BelsonGr oup.com. F F o o o o d d d d r r i i v v e e VFW Post 4351 will host Operation Hope on Aug. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Publix and W inn Dixie on Amelia Island. Come out and help them fill the Salvation Army Hope House food pantr y They also will accept donations at the Post, located at 96086 Wade Place, under the Shave Bridge. V V i i e e t t n n a a m m V V e e t t s s The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088 will hold its monthly membership meeting on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at the ARK of Nassau, 86051 Hamilton St., Yulee. For infor mation call 3304679. B B r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t s s e e r r i i e e s s Family Support Services of North Florida Inc., Nassau County Of fice, pr esents its next Breakfast Learning Series on Aug. 26 from 910:30 a.m. The topic will be Mandatory Reporter Training, with Ashley Nicole Sawyer, training supervisor with the Department of Children and Families Florida Abuse Hotline. Highlights will include reporting requirements, indicators of abuse and neglect and who is required to report it. Networking and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Register to attend by emailing lisa.r ozier@fssnf. org or by calling 321-8665. The FSS Nassau County of fice is located at 96016 Lofton Square Court, A1A and Amelia Concourse in Yulee. The monthly educational program is free and open to social ser vices pr ofessionals, foster or adoptive parents, r elative car egivers and the general public. L L i i b b r r a a r r i i e e s s c c l l o o s s e e d d The Nassau County Library System will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1 for the Labor Day holiday. Book drops will remain open. i i P P a a d d r r a a f f f f l l e e American Legion Auxiliar y Unit 54 is raf fling two iPad Minis (16G each with a separate drawing for each Mini. Tickets are a $1 donation each. The drawing will be held on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. during Roadkill Bingo. See the bar tender or an aux iliary member for tickets. Post 54 is at 626 S. Thir d St. P P a a n n t t h h e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m Nassau County Sierra Club and the Amelia Island Museum of History are pleased to co-sponsor a lectur e by Alexis Mayer coor di nator of Panther Critical Habitat Campaign for the state of Florida Sierra Club. She will speak at the museum, 233 S. Thrid St., on Sept. 4, with a r eception with light snacks at 6 p.m. and the program at 6:30 p.m. The event is fr ee to the public. Florida panthers (Puma con color cor yi) once prowled and flourished in woodlands and swamps throughout the Southeast.T oday the panther is r ecog nized as Floridas official state animal but it is one the most endanger ed mammals on Earth with only 100-plus currently left in the state. Find out what is being done to protect this fragile species.
ing. T he Port also has tentative plans, he said, for eventually using the parcels for offices housing related services such as the maritime exchange and harbor pilots. Davis noted Homeland S ecurity has asked the Port to move employee parking away f rom the waterfront, and that the Port wants to change thel ots use as non-productive a ssets. Im not sure (the Port) can legally ask for rezoning, said resident Chuck Hall. We think this rezoning is part of the (Ports) master plan. We think its part of something bigger and more complicated than it is t oday Why not wait for the ( Planning Advisory Board) to do its due diligence and come back and vote on this? Hall said. The Port is doing things they have never done before. ... I ask you to delay this vote until after the PAB makes its recommendation. P ar t-time resident Chip S asser said he bought lots d owntown for the development of homes, without being aware there would be a zoning change in the nearby Portowned lots. I view this as spot zoning, Sasser said. Y our downtown i s doing extremely well and I a sk you to keep it that way. P A B V ice Chair Judith Lane said she voted against the Por t expansion plan because she felt it did not prove its point. She asked commissioners to continue the discussion on the Dade Str eet par cels later, so t hey could benefit from the PABs evaluation of the plan by the subcommittee that was formed due to residential susp icions. R esident Chip Ross said the z oning change rewards bad behavior of the Port, which a few years back demolished a historic structure on a downtown parcel it bought. The Port, he said, also was exceeding its authority because thel and must be publicly owned. The master plan will c hange the character of this community Ross said. Every little bit of historic district we lose is devastating, resident Faith Ross said. This does not help tourism in our ar ea or our tax base. ... W e a lready have a parking lot on S econd Street that is only used f or harbor r elated parking. If nothing else, delay the issue until we get the intent of the whole master plan. Resident and downtown business owner George Shef field said he has watched the Port grow over the years, and that it is a valuable asset that has added jobs to the comm unity. Unfortunately, we share a b order that is much too close, Sheffield said. I dont think the Port needs to take any more southern advances into the historic district. ... I am concerned about any growth in the Por t that might be a thr eat to t he historic district. The historic district is one o f the blessings of the com munity and we need to be on guard, Sheffield said. We need to understand the longterm impact of the Port, and this is just a small part of it. Local attor ney Har rison P oole, representing a property o wner, said the Port bought t he par c els when they wer e zoned r e sidential and was now taking value away fr om adjoining properties with its parking lot plan. I ask that you deny this and vote down this zoning change, he said. Resident Mark Ross said there is a parking problem in the historic district and putting offices on both parcels would a dd to the problem. I would ask that this not be tabled but outright denied, he said. But attorney Davis said that if parking on the street is a problem in the district, it would seem that a parking lot is the solution. He also noted the Ocean Highway & Port Authority is a public entity and that the parcels are currently not on the tax rolls anyway. Ill be glad to provide you with the statutes, Davis said. Its an opportunity ... to prov ide parking and alleviate some p roblems in the community. ... Its appropriate and the best u se of the property. I voted against this, said PAB Chair Len Kreger. Im hearing all kinds of different issues. This is a lot of smoke,t heres plenty of parking downtown. ... I strongly recommend t abling this ... next thing, every lot on this island will be zoned (for something else Quite frankly, it appears there are a lot of questions that need to be answer ed, said Commissioner Charles C orbett. I think we ought to t able this to get mor e infor ma t ion. Commissioners voted to postpone the zoning change discussion until their Dec. 2 meeting, which is when the Por t expansion plan is also scheduled to be discussed. 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Local candidates include Nassau County Commissioner Barry Holloway, who is challenged by George Spicer (both are Republicans) and Commissioner Steve Kelley, who is in a rematch with former c ommissioner Mike Boyle, w hom he defeated four years a go. A ll registered voters may c ast ballots in the HollowaySpicer election, but only Republicans may vote in the Boyle-Kelley election because there is a write-in candidate in N ovember. T he early voting locations i nclude the James S. Page G overnmental Complex, 96135 N assau Place, Y u lee; MLK/Elm Str eet Recreation Center 1200 Elm St., Fernandina Beach; Hilliard Community Center, 37177 Pecan St.; Callahan County Building, 45401 Mickler St. D uring early voting, regist er e d voters may cast their b allots at any of the locations listed, r egardless of wher e in Nassau County they live. On Election Day, voters must cast their ballots at their designated precinct. F or information, visit the S uper visor of Elections web s ite at www votenassau. com. there are two new developments already going up in the middle of the island, and that there is limited green space as it is. George Sheffield, owner of the Amelia River Golf Club on Buccaneer Trail, said the golf i ndustry is still on shaky ground after the recession and that the city course should stay. He also suggested the city should not give management company Billy Casper Golf another five years on their contract, but should look into other ways to manage the F ernandina Beach Golf Club. Putting this on a straw ballot indicates a propensity for the commission to act on it, s aid resident Mike Pikula. It will probably come up as a realb allot question in the future. ... (The golf course m ost valuable assets. Dont sell it or give it away, please hang on to it. Resident Tony Crawford said he was confused as to why t he commission was asking voters if they want an improved w aterfront, when it is obvious a waterfront park is desirable for r esidents. Obviously, for 20 years weve wanted a waterfront, Crawford said. Dont come back and ask us ... thats your job. Nobody in the audience r aised a hand when Crawford asked for a show of hands for who thinks we need a parki ng garage. Forward Fernandina failed b ecause they didnt sell it, Crawford said. Its not being s old to us, its being rushed to us. Commissioner Johnny Miller told the audience he asked that the golf course quest ion be put on the ballot because so much taxpayer m oney is being spent on the course that is only used by a c ouple hundred residents. If it were up to me, Id take nine holes (of the course make it a nature preserve, Miller said. You dont want more people, you want more open space. Id like to take (all the straw ballot questions) off, Miller s aid. I dont think we need any o f it. After a vote to take the golf c ourse question off the ballot, commissioners voted again on t he remaining two questions. Commissioner Pat Gass and Vice Mayor Sarah Pelican voted in favor of the remaining straw poll questions asking vote rs if they want city loans for the waterfront and parking g arage. A question about whether c ommissioner terms should be increased from three to four years, however, will be on Novembers ballot, as approved by commissioners Tuesday. If approved by voters, the city charter would be amendedt o provide for four-year terms, which was the suggestion of a C harter Review Committee t hat evaluated the document over a 10-month period in 2007. C ommissioners also agreed to a suggestion by Commiss ioner Charles Corbett that none of those currently in office should have increased terms if the change is approved by voters. T his would be achieved by having a one-year term for G roups 2 and 3 (now filled by Corbett and Pelican, who are r unning for second terms in the upcoming election) from 2017 to 2018, as that would be the only group currently serving that would have four-year terms. Groups 1, 4 and 5 would have three-year terms endingb efore 2018, when the four-year terms for all five seats would g o into effect. CITY Continued from 1A PORT C ontinued from 1A Cemetery master plan near Community Development and Parks and Recreation staff have worked for the past two years to create a masterp lan for management and preservation of the historic Bosque Bello cemetery, w hich dates to 1798. The Bosque Bello effort i s directed by two elements o f the citys Comprehensive P lan: recreation and open s pace and historic preservation. C ity staff began the process during summer 2012, and was assisted by a group of interested citizens, including members of theA melia Island Genealogical S ociety and Amelia Island H istory Museum. The city asked for feedback on the cemeter y thr ough a sur vey from October to January. Over 200 people responded. Manysupported creating a location within the cemet er y for a columbaria or scatt ering garden for ashes, or a memorial wall to recognize family and friends who may be buried elsewher e. There was also a desir e to see the cemetery used more interactively by residents and visitors to help educate peoplea nd lead to better protection o f the site. A majority could e nvision Bosque Bello as a space for quiet, passive activ ities, such as meditating, walking, bir d watching or special events such as historical walking tours. Surveyr espondents also believed t hat information about the h istory and location of g raves, available via kiosk, mobile app or interpr e tive signage, would enhance a visit and aid family members to locate relatives. The top concerns regarding the cemeter y were: maint enance of headstones and w alls; landscaping and tr ee p reservation; vandalism; and running out of space. This summer, two graduate student interns from the University of Florida, Erin Minnigan and Belinda Nettles, wer e instr umental in completing r esearch and mapping for the plan. The goal is to have a public workshop on the plan this fall, and present a finalized version to the city commission by the end of 2014 or early 2015. For mor e infor mation, contact Adrienne Burke at 310-3135 or email@example.com or Cemetery Coordinator Mer edith Jewell at 310-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4A F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Palecek said she was pointi ng the gun at him and Hooper and yelling at them. H e said he did not remember what she was yelling, just that she was yelling at them. Palecek stated that during this period ... he saw ( Stillwells) finger move to the trigger as if she was preparingt o fire her handgun at Hooper and himself, the report said. Palecek stated that he pulled the trigger once and released it ... he (said how many times he fired but that he only pulled the trigger o nce. Stillwell fell, shot four times twice in her left leg, once in the chest and once in the head. A doctor would report that the shot to the head was fatal. Stillwells dog, a Doberman pinscher, ran down the stairs into a front room. Police found Stillwell, wearing only a pair of white underw ear, lying in her bedroom at the foot of her bed, bleeding s everely. Palecek said he removed a semi-automatic pistol from her right hand. Emergency medical technicians from Nassau County Fire Rescue were called to the home. She was taken to Baptist Medical Center Nassau, then airlifted to Shands Jacksonville, where she was pronounced d ead at 8:45 a.m. K yle Gathers, a 24-year-old convicted felon, was one of the only people on Midway Road who was awake at 5 a.m. that day. He told investigators he was sitting outside on his porch t hat morning when police arrived at the home of Stillwell. G athers said he thought Stillwells home was being r obbed when he saw four people exit a truck parked near her home kicking in her door Gathers said he didnt hear them announce themselves, so h e began running through the neighborhood waking people u p. They did not knock, they d id not announce that it was the police, Gathers told FDLE. They opened (Stillwells and they kicked down the door ... thats when I started banging o n the trailer saying, We have a robbery G athers was arrested about 6 a.m. for disorderly intoxicat ion and opposing a police officer. Gathers said he could not tell that the men at the scene were police. I couldnt really t ell if they had on police uniforms or not, he said. I guess, y ou know, theyre special agents. G athers said he occasionally talked with Stillwell, and he said he had advised her to have a gun. I mean, if somebody was to kick in (my house and I got a damn gun ... Im going to shoot them, he said. ... So I tell her, you know, you need to go ahead, get you a gun, take concealed (weapons classes and get a lock for your t rigger N o criminal charges were f iled in connection with the s hooting death of Stillwell. Basically, after reviewing (the FDLE investigation h ave no information to dispute what the officers said, the late Assistant State Attorney Doc Burgess said. Then-sheriff Tommy S eagraves told reporters the day of the shooting thatP alecek encountered gunfire at the home. However, the F DLE report concluded, (Stillwelle at the detectives before Detective Palecek fired. In August 2003, Stillwell had b een arrested for allegedly threatening a cable installerw ith a 9mm pistol, but those charges were later dismissed b y the State Attorneys Office. According to the FDLE report, Stillwell had also been accused of pointing a pistol at a civil process server, then firi ng the pistol in a direction away from the server, telling h er to stay off her property. Also documented in the r eport was Stillwells reported fear of her neighbors. Stillwell had problems with a neighbor who threw rocks at h er house and allegedly poisoned her dog, the report said. (Shem system in her residence that included video monitoring of her front and rear doors. Cheryl Ann Stillwell was m y friend, and I loved her w rote Rhonda Dubberly in a letter to the editor. My first memories begin when Cheryl was 5 and I was 7. We were the scourge of the neighborhood. Through the years we ran roughshod overt he neighbor hood on dir t bikes a nd horses. We kayaked the c reek, we surfed the ocean f r o m her e to the Pacific, we skateboarded and we built forts all over the woods and in the trees. We spent many days and nights together wondering about life. W e would skin our knees and our hear ts, but we w ould always come back for m or e. Just like all kids we loved each other one minute and hated each other the next, but there was a bond there that was never broken, even up until the day she died. She wasa little sister, a friend, a shadow. I always tried to keep her out of t r ouble, or was it the other way a r o und? . . Cher yl was bipolar and she also had fibr omyalgia. Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic pain disorder that causes widespr ead pain, stif fness in muscles and fatigue. C heryls bipolar disorder c aused extr eme mood swings a nd paranoia. . She was ver y open about her illness and constantly researched a way to help herself and others with personality disorders. Cheryl was scared but not a violent person! I feel that what happened t o Cheryl was so uncalled for. People have been telling me that a girl went to Cher y l for Oxycontin on the 14th of December and told Cheryl she w as out of her prescription and was in pain. She asked Cheryl i f she could borrow a couple of the pills and would replace them when she filled her prescription in a few days. Knowing Cheryl and hearing h er say she couldnt stand anyone to be in pain the way shea lways was would lead me to believe that she would loan her t he medicine. Right or wrong she wouldnt want anyone to be in pain! Everyone is just trying to figure out what went wrong t hat morning. I had talked to Cheryl twice that night. Shes aid she was going to watch a movie and go to bed. Couldnt t here have been a different method of serving a warrant to a scared and paranoid female? . Couldnt the warrant have been served during t he day, or when she went to the store or something? C ouldnt they have blown tear gas in if they thought she was a threat? So many possibilities of removing her from her house alive instead of dead. How dos ingle women living alone defend themselves now, knowing that any intruder could bust in and say police? When it might not be. Cheryl was so frightened by her neighbors that who knows what was g oing through her head. I g uess we will never know A native and lifelong resident of Northeast Florida, Stillwell was a graduate of Fernandina Beach High School and I.T.T. Technical Institute, with a degree in computer sci-e nce. She was employed as a c omputer tech with Honeywell I ndustries, a civilian subcont ractor for the U.S. Marine Corps on Blount Island. According to her newspaper obituary, Cheryl was very proficient in all facets of computer science technology She enjoyed all types of water s ports in her spare time, includi ng swimming, scuba diving a nd boating, and was an avid dog lover She was a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors included her mother, father, a brother and her blue Dober man pinscher Nova. S tillwell had adver tised two r e ntal homes in the N ewsLeader the pr evious October. In one of those ads, for a twobedroom home on a half-acre lot, she offered a discount for police of ficer on the $1,000 a month rent. She explained w hen purchasing the classified a d that ther e wer e dr ugs in the n eighbor h ood and she would feel safer if a police officer were her tenant. I heard this boom, boom, boom, Midway Road resident Jim Sitman said the day Stillwell died. It sounded like h ammers. Then ther e was s ilence, and I heard another boom, boom, boom. After that all hell br o ke loose, ther e wer e sirens and cops everywhere. email@example.com ing object. According to an FDLE review, the object in Boddens h and was a plastic baggie containing 19.7 grams of marijuana, 0.3 grams short of being classified as felony possession. Cole told FDLE he thought the baggie was a gun. Cole was placed on administrative leave, per Nassau County Sheriffs Office policy, a nd resumed work two months later after the review by the State Attorneys Office found his actions a justifiable use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer. According to that review, Deputy Cole was confronted with a situation where Mr. B odden was acting nervous and uneasy. ... At the time of the shooting, Deputy Cole had reason to believe that deadly force w as necessary to defend himself and Mr. Bright from immi-n ent death or great bodily harm. Bright was David Bo Bright, a newly hired county corrections officer who was ona ride-along the night of the shooting. C heryl Ann Stillwell, 41, a white female, was shot at herM idway Road home shortly after 5 a.m. Dec. 22, 2005, after police entered her home by force and found her holding a handgun at the top of her stairwell. She died a few hours later. Detective Dallas Palecek, w ho shot Stillwell, was found to have acted in self-defense, a jus-t ifiable homicide. Nassau County Sheriff deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Agents were serving a search warrant after Stillwell allegedly sold Oxycontin to an informant. firstname.lastname@example.org 1998 S.Fletcher Ave. FREE WiFi Hotspot 277-6652www.SlidersSeaside.comBACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...Bringing back W W i i n n g g I I t t N N i i g g h h t t !Tuesday Nights 4 pm to CloseL L I I V V E E M M U U S S I I C C 7 7 N N I I G G H H T T S S A A W W E E E E K KFriday Nights at Breakers Bar 9 pm CloseKaraoke & Late Night Happy Hour1/2 Price Domestic Drafts, Wells,& House Wine BrunchEvery Saturday & Sunday10 am 2 pm $3 Bloody Marys or Mimosas T hree Nassau County residents have been s hot and killed by sheriffs deputies in the past n ine years. In the previous two cases, the d eaths were ruled justifiable homicide. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 NEWS News-Leader With last weeks News-Leader endorsement of Steve Kelley and George Spicer for t he county commission races,the curtain was finally pulled back on our own Land of Ozto reveal not one,but two izardspulling the strings; Clerk of Court John Crawford, and News-Leader Publisher,Foy Maloy.Both have decided that the only threat facing county residents is the pending (not yet passed) one-mill increase in property taxes in t he 2014-2015 Budget.Both have also decided that I am committed to raising property taxes,even though they didnt bother to extend the traditional courtesy of specifically asking me what course I favored. I f you are wondering what their financial qualifications are,you should remember that a few short years ago,Mr.Maloy needed to raise the retail price of his newspaper by 50%,and then another 33% a few years after that in order to stay in business.Mr. Crawford,of course,is best remembered as the man who squandered nearly $ 90,000 of taxpayer money on Tallahassee attorneys in order to pursue an ill-conceived suit against two highly respected judges over the payment of a $4,700.00 bill.He lost,as did Nassau County taxpayers. Nassau County residents need to understand that these men and their surrogates (candidates Kelley and Spicer) arecompletely dedicated to The Philosophy of No.The proposed elley Budget(which was identical to the Crawford Budget) has: NO dollars for pavement management (road repair). NO dollars for fleet replacement (some vehicles have more than 200,000 miles on them). NO dollars for a Capital Improvement Plan. NO dollars for critical equipment replacement. NO dollars for failing infrastructure. NO dollarsto create a favorable environment in which to recruit new businesses. NOfinancing the construction of the new Sherifs Admin.Bldg. NO real effortto conserve or rebuild our diminishing financial reserves. The Philosophy of Nois so appealing to these people because it is so easy to understand,and even easier to follow.If,in the last four years,youve burned through the millions of dollars that used to be in the reserves,then thers no need for real discussion or analysis when taxpayers request a plan of action.The answer has been made foryou,Sorry,but we dot have the money. But if you believe this approach is in your best interest,you better think again. Ask yourself,who is really looking out for the taxpayerinterests? With more than 50% of our working population leaving the county ever yday,Nassau County is overly dependent upon residential property taxes to fund all government services.Who do you think will be left holding the bag once w veburned through our financial reserves, and eliminated the Capital Improvement Plan which took years to build? If we continue to decimate our reserves by paying cashfor the construction of the newSherif s Admin Building,it would mean that only current residents (you and I) will actually be footing the bill for the building,not the thousands of newresidents who will come hereover the next 30 years.Is it fair that they get a free ridefor a facility that will be serving them? Or should the county borr owfunds at historicallylow interest rates in order to spread the cost of the facility over its expected life-span of 20-30 years? Also,dont forget that once the newfacility is completed,the current site on SR-200 will be cleared and sold,and the proceeds used to either pay down the loan,or used to replenish the countys reserves. Taxpayers should remember that there hasnt been a millage increase in over six y ears,and if the pending one-mill increase is eventually approved by the current commission,the end result will be many taxpayers will still be paying less than they were four years ago.It is projected the tax increase for the average home in Nassau County would be less than $150.00 annually.If we fail to wisely manage our way through this difficultp eriod,while preserving strong reserves,it will end up costing taxpayers far more later than the one-mill increase. Taxpayers should also understand that as long as the county pursues the same unplanned residential growth strategy that it has for the past few decades,the majority of county tax revenue will continue to be placed squarely on the backs of singlefamily households.This is not fair,and it has to stop. During my last term as your commissioner,I worked closely with the Nassau County Economic Development Board,and the State Department of Community Affairs to win approval for the Crawford Diamond in far western Nassau County,and the East Nassau County Planning Area on SR-200,between I-95 and US-17.While these projects will take decades to complete,they hold the answers to diversifying our economy,creating local jobs for our children,and taking the heavy burden of ad valorem taxes off the backs of residential taxpayers.This has to happen,and it will,but not if you leaveit up to those who embrace,The Philosophyof No. LastFridayseditorial had one message with which Itotally agree,and that was the title,A clear election choice.Next Tuesday,August 26th,you will be asked to choose between two candidates,each of whom served you for one term as your commissioner.The contrast between the two of us,our qualifications and accomplishments,could not be moredistinct. Where my opponents see difficult challenges,I see tremendous opportunity.Where they look for ways to avoid or delay a course of action,I look for a way to execute it successfully.Where they enjoy playing the rebel,I have always preferred building support with my commission colleagues in order to make real progress on critical issues.While they enjoy directing their commissioners activities,I prefer to conduct my own analysis,and cast myown vote,based on my own judgment.My only allegiance is to the people I serve. The choice is yours,and I ask for your vote this coming Tuesday,August 26th.Thank you.Mike BoyleAn Open Letter T oNassau County V oter s: Political ad paid & approved by Mike Boyle,Republican Candidate for Nassau Countys Dist.2 Commission Seat V V OTE OTE MIKE MIKE BOYLE BOYLE TUESDA TUESDA Y Y AUGUST AUGUST 26 26TH THV V O O T T E E Making a difference for the homeless HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader Finally Home Nassau is a community-wide initiativebegun in November 2011 as a l ocal part of the National 100,000 Homes Campaign to h ouse 100,000 of our countrys most vulnerable chronically homeless individuals and veterans in four years through local initiatives across the country. Nassau County Coalition for t he Homeless President Robyn Andrews learned about the init iative when she attended the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference in Washington, D.C. in July 2011. It was there she met Linda Kaufman, CEO of Community Solutions out of Washington, D .C., creators and managers of the nationwide campaign and c atalyst for Nassaus efforts. She is amazing, motivating, and really led the national effort. She was my inspiration at t he national conference in 2011 a nd she encouraged me t hroughout to really keep going, believing that we (Nassau community) CAN do this! said Andrews. Kaufman returned the k udos, saying, The thing that really impressed me about R obyn and the work theyve been doing in Nassau County is t hat they never gave up. There were lots of times that it looked hopeless but they kept going. Robyn kept her focus, saying, e can make a difference in this community , and they did it! T heyre one of the top commun ities in the country A ndr e ws came back to Nassau County and set about forming partnerships that would make up the local initia tive, Finally Home Nassau. Finally Home Nassau doesnt provide homes, saidA ndrews. The initiative brings t ogether numerous community o r g anizations to collectively addr e ss and tackle the issue of homelessness through Housing First which is placing chr on ically homeless and vulnerable individuals into a home first (through rental assistance from grants) and providing wrap-a round support services and c ase management to addr e ss any underlying issues such as healthcare, mental illness, subs tance abuse, life skills and the like: whatever the needs of the p articular individual may be. Individuals provided with housing assistance sign a lease and are held accountable to that lease wherever they may be h oused. The entire community plays a role in Finally Home Nassau, but key partners include The C oalition for the Homeless of Nassau County, the Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Northeast Florida, Ability Housing of Northeast Florida, S tarting Point Behavioral Health, and the Barnabas and S ulzbacher centers. The Coalition for the H omeless of Nassau works diligently to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness. They serve the homeless by providing a Day Drop-In Center a nd Gracies Soup Kitchen, and by identifying vulnerable homel ess individuals who could qualify for housing under recently acquired grants. The Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Northeast Florida (ESHC t he areas lead agency in the continuum that consists of N assau, Duval and Clay counties. Through ESHC, Barnabas, in partnership with the Sulzbacher Center in Jackson-v ille, acquired a Supportive Services for Veterans and F amilies (SSVFovided both outreach teams to h elp identify and assist the homeless in our community, and funding for Rapid Rehousing, which is shor t-ter m rental assistance and wrap-around services for qualifying homeless veterans. T he V eterans Administration h as VASH vouchers set aside f or Nassau and is an integral part in assisting and housing homeless vets. Shawn Liu, LCSW and HUD-VASH supervisor at the North Florida/South GeorgiaV eterans Health System, said, Homeless veterans often lack b oth the financial r esources and p ersonal connections to find decent and affordable housing. The HUD-VASH program fills both those needs by providinga Veterans Housing Choice V oucher along with a counselor to help them navigate the p rocess. Ability Housing of Northeast F lorida develops quality, affordable rental housing and acquired a federal HUD Continuum of Care grant through ESHC for renewable (ongoing f unding for 17 chronically homeless individuals with a disa bility and their families. Starting Point Behavioral H ealth is contracted through a grant to provide case management and wrap-around services. These two grants have housed 20 vulnerable and c hronically homeless individuals and their families, including s ix veterans, said Andrews. In the county, the effort is not over. T he national initiative ended July 31. e have not solved the issue of homelessness. The Finally Home Nassau commun ity initiative will not be over until every homeless pers on in our county has a home. We have a lot of work ahead of us! Andrews pointed out that it takes everyone in the community to make ending homelessn ess a reality; every organization and every individual, w orking together to help provide a hand up to those in need. There are still over 80 nonchronic homeless individualsa nd non-qualifying veterans who desperately need help. O ne way the community can provide assistance is with Move I n Kits. As an individual is moved into an apartment, funding does not pr ovide for the basics such as initial furnishings, pots and pans and other items typically needed when moving into an ew home. W e ar e in gr eat n eed of assistance in providing t hose items. Email robyn@chnassau. com to help with the initiative thr ough volunteering, donating, creating Move In Kits or in other areas. T o lear n mor e about Finally H ome Nassau, visit the coali t ion website at www .clicked. c om. For information on the National 100,000 Homes Campaign visit 100khomes. org. t ype@f b ne w sleader com APUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER
6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Students in Nassau County have returned to school. This time of year brings both excitement and stress to students, parents and teachers. E veryone begins the new school year with expectationsf or a good year with new teachers and new friends. Parents are adapting their schedules and routines, and will most certainly be facing unexpected challenges in the days ahead. As a father of f ive, I know first-hand of the trials and tribulations a new s chool year brings. First and foremost is safety. Be sure your children know basic safety rules so they can stay safe going to a nd from school. Remind them about not accepting r ides from strangers; about watching carefully when crossing streets or getting on and off the bus; and a bout not engaging inh orseplay at the bus stop, while walking to school or even in a car. Teen d rivers should be r eminded to avoid distractions while driving especially texting! And, to always buckle up. Another tip: never emblaz on your childs name on the outside of their backpack or c lothing. You dont want a stranger to be able to call your child by name. As the school year progresses, listen to your child and be attentive to changes in mood or temperament that m ay result from bullying or other encounters of concern.S heriff Bill Leepers column in the Aug. 6 News-Leader provided great information on related topics; I recommend reading it. Help your child succeed! Parents are key to their child rens success in school. Be involved in your childs educat ion and activities. Know what the teacher expects of your child and do all that is necessary to help your child meet those expectations. Work with y our childs teacher to help your child learn and grow. K ey to a good day at school is getting a good breakfast to start each day energized and ready to learn. If you use before or afterschool childcare, investigate a nd ask questions to be sure your children are in a quality p rogram that assists with homework time and activities. C heck early release days and be sure the after-school program is available on those days. Remember, Nassau now has early release days on Wednesdays. It is so very important to h ave homework become a routine that is scheduled in your familys day. Set up a place that your student can work, and be sure to check the homework to see that it is d one and your child understands the assignment. Do n ot do their homework, but assist when they have quest ions. To help ease morning madness on school days, try starting your familys morning routine 30 minutes earlier than you think you need. Try selecting clothes and packingl unches for the school day the night before. When parents, students and teachers work together to meet the challenges of a new year, everyone succeeds. Parents and the general comm unity can help keep children safe by following com-m on safety measures, driving carefully and watching out for the children in our neighborhoods. Lets work together for a successful and safe school year in Nassau County. Lee Kaywork is the chief e xecutive officer of Family Support Services of North F lorida (FSS for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Nassau and Duval counties. FSS sees firsthand and understands the c hallenges of child safety, parenting and family dynamics, a nd works with the community to keep children safe. 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This 2007 Road King was retired from the sheriffs fleet and by law a retired vehic le can be donated to a charity. ARK is honored to be o ne of the many local charities supported by NCSO. T he extraordinary work to renovate and restore the motorcycle was truly a labor of love guided by Ferrell Burkett, owner of First Coast Paint and Body. On Aug. 8, Ms. Betty Trimble, mother of country music star Tim McGraw, drew the winning ticket. What fun! Betty was a most gracious celebrity and completed the task with dr um r olls by the individuals of ARK. T his event was designed to raise funds to pur c hase a new-to-us-van for the transportation of our individuals a nd we are pleased to share with you that we met our goal. Through additional and in-kind donations we exceeded our goal of $11,000. Once again, I am humbled by the communitys generosity and willingness to enjoy a good time to the benefit others. Our thanks to ever yone who made this success possible. W esley F White, Chair man A rk of Nassau, Inc. SUBMITTED Ronnie Sapp of Fer nandina Beach (not the for m er city commissioner) shows off the prize he won in a raffle to benefit ARK.
A A c c l l e e a a r r c c h h o o i i c c e e ? ? I write this letter with a dual purp ose in mind: to comment on Steve N icklas column (Alarmists sound in political season, Aug. 13) and the News-Leader editorial (A clear election choice, Aug. 15). Mr. Nicklas states that as a financial advisor of 20 years, I have knowledge of budgets and numbers .. and proceeds to proffer his opini on of the countys financial situation. Well, I have been a vice president of a For t une 100 corporation and have experience and exper tise in financial analysis and planning, budgeting and the utilization of debt. I also have studied at somel ength the countys present financial s ituation and feel confident in what I learned. My conclusion is that I strongly disagree with both Mr. Nicklas and the News-Leader s analysis and r ecommendations. Our county has a serious financial pr oblem, principally caused by the national economic tur ndown w hich caused county property a ssessments to decrease by about $ 2 billion, resulting in $13 million less in ad valorem tax revenue. The county commission did all in its power not to raise taxes (for six years) but had to severely cut intor eser ves to balance its budgets. This strategy is no longer possible because the reserves are now mostly used up and are at dangerousl evels. The Crawford/Kelley budget plan seems to generate dollars out of thin air and makes little or no provision for a wide range of necessar y expenses: road paving, other infrastr ucture needs, the countys share of co-op dollars with the state for new roads (20/80eplacingv ery old equipment, unexpected c osts of Medicaid and pension fund ing or just general inflation. So how do we balance the 2015 budget while at the same time assuring long-ter m financial sustainability and high quality services: Raise the ad valorem tax by one mill. (We must find new revenues somewhere.) Finance the new sherif f s facil ity via prudent debt. Replenish r eserves by transferring the earmarked sheriffs facility dollars to general r eserves. Reinvest in county infrastructure needs. Maintain our present high credit rating. On the debt debate, I am sur e that most county residents realize that the vast majority of U.S. cor porations use prudent debt very ef fectively as do most homeowners with mortgages. The county can negotiate a relatively low interest debt (3 to 3.5 percent) and lower debt service upon sale of the present sherif f s land. Read what Rick Keffer says in his article in the News-Leader on Aug. 15 about debt Lock in low-cost money. This is what Nassau County should do right now. Thus alarms do not have to ring and a clear election choice is really not very clear or advisable. Rober t W Spaeth Amelia Island M M a a n n d d r r i i c c k k w w r r o o n n g g e e d d ? ? Your front-page coverage of City Utilities Director John Mandrick having been suspended (Aug. 15 sure to delight those who have complained about their past dealings with him. It was r eported that the suspension was a result of Mr. Mandricks having become angry with one of his employees after a facility the management and operation of which was the responsibility of said employee was faulted by the state. Since when is holding an employee accountable by expect ing and demanding exceptional performance a punishable offense? It makes me wonder whether ther s a correlation between those who criticize the dysfunction of city gov ernment and those city employees who consider themselves exempt fr om ef ficient on-the-job per for m ance. M y personal experience with M r Mandrick on several occasions o ver the past seven or eight years has been exceptionally positive, with no indication that he might have any anger management issues. So I would sincer ely hope that he was not the victim of some hidden political agenda or unduly punished simply for expecting a high level ofp erformance from his employees. M ark Kaufman Fernandina Beach F F e e e e d d i i n n g g s s e e a a g g u u l l l l s s Last winter I decided to try and help out the bird world by feeding the seagulls at the docks downtown. What a can of worms I opened, with birds landing on my head and taking bread out of my hand. The thing I didnt think of was, how many birds live here during the winter. I only had one loaf of br ead a day and there were about 100 seagulls and about 150 ravens and cr ows. I was definitely outclassed. Why not help out this year and come down to the docks when the winter starts and feed our winter visitors. Chris Bowen Fernandina Beach B B o o l l s s t t e e r r i i n n g g b b a a d d b b u u s s i i n n e e s s s s e e s s There should be a separation of business and government. When, like now, that separation doesnt exist, bad things can and will happen. It is no secr et that gover nmentrun programs often fall victim to the worst in economic practices. We do not have to look far to see many r ecent examples of government bolstering bad businesses. With that in mind, two interesting articles came across my newsfeed this week and both are related in ef fect and cause. The two also show a failure in economic practices, and both deser ve to be answered with some sort of rational economic thinking. The first article I read showed that Amtrak, the mass transit rail program created by Congress in 1970, has been running huge deficits ever y year suppor ted by taxpayer subsidies. These subsidies have allowed a failing business to continue to operate on bad principles and cr eates a for m of corpo rate welfare; all paid for out of taxpayers pockets. Altogether, taxpayers foot an average $1 billion annually into this pr o gram and it is only getting worse. One thing is for certain, if the business was made to live on its own r evenue, like private business, it would either find a way t o rid itself of detrimental wasteful l ines or it would have gone out of b usiness long ago. The other was about the U.S. Postal Ser v ice and their quarterly loss of $2 billion. I am sur e most of us can r emember the price of stamps and services when we were younger, and I am sure we all remember almost every single timet hey were raised. But what makes t his different than just rising with the rate of inflation, set and attempted to be managed by the Federal Reserve, is the annual rise in prices and ser vices is met with an incr eas ing deficit and an increasing annual subsidy from the taxpayers pocket. Simple economics suggests that whenever a business receives bailouts or subsidies from government it is at the expense of not only the taxpayers but also at the expense of the market economy. As anyone should be able to see, the use of government subsidies coming fr om the pockets and pay checks of the American taxpayer bolsters bad businesses and deepens a negative effect on sound economic principles. Travis Wilson Callahan J J o o b b w w e e l l l l d d o o n n e e In June I saw a piece in the local paper that said if you wer e traveling away from your home you could call the Nassau County Sheriff Office to keep an eye on your home and property. At that time my neighbor and I wer e going on a 35-day road trip up north so I decided to call the number What I heard from neighbors and friends who I had cut my grass was, Did you know the police were here and questioned me how I knew you? and/or you had a note on your door that your house was checked by the Nassau police department. I am so impr essed with a job well done that I want all the residents in Nassau County to know that our police are doing a great job in protecting us. Once I knew this was going on I never worried about someone breaking in or a loss to my pr oper ty Thank you, Sherif f Bill Leeper and the whole police depar tment for a job well done. Dona Benton Fernandina Beach V V o o t t i i n n g g Vote for Petes sake vote. We have just been given a lesson on why we should all vote. V ote in the midter ms and vote in the primaries because it does matter. Ferguson, Mo., has taught us why we shoulda ll vote. W e get the government that is voted into of f ice. The community is 67 per c ent black yet only 12 percent of them voted. As a result, their government does not represent them. Here almost 80 percent of registered voters vote in a presidential election. In midterms it i s more like 30 percent. As of W ednesday less than 8 percent have voted. There are two other areas that need more input. One, get people that represent your point of view to run for office and work to get them elected. Two, find qualified individuals to apply for jobs in the gover nment (these jobs pay a living wage). The world is run by those who show up and that is the start of making change happen. Carla Voisard Yulee P P o o r r t t e e x x p p a a n n s s i i o o n n My sincer e appr eciation to the Planning Advisory Board for creating a subcommittee to examine the Ports new master plan. It is comforting to know that the PAB is willing to listen to the citizens here. Additional kudos to the city com mission for recognizing that the issue of rezoning the parking lots at Thir d and Dade is not just an isolated incident; some think it is a part of the Ports sweeping changes to how it could affect the Historic District. We are up against some pretty big odds of seeing this plan stopped as it is written. The master plan opens the doors for some unthinkable changes, should the Por t decide to enact them. I encourage everyone to get involved in this discussion. Love it or hate it, the Port is her e for the long r un. If the plan passes as it stands, when it is convenient for the Por t, they will alr eady have par t of their per mission in place to introduce 700 percent more trucks into the town per day. This is not my interpretation, it is in the plan. Sadly, the writers of the plan will tell us that it isn t r eally what it says. Please read the plan, please become involved. If you car e about your town, this is your only chance to speak up for it. This chance will not come our way again. Chuck Hall Fernandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Sunday I went fishing and sauted in the soupy humidity and broiling sun for three hours. I went home and decided to move some of the 15 railroad timbers I recently bought to d o a backyard landscaping project. After hours of schlepping the uber-heavy eight-foot t imbers around the backyard, I called it a day and went inside, grabbed a shower and then my wife and I went out to eat. Sunday night I went to bed exhausted but congratulating myself on still managing to get a good start on my project. Monday at 6 a.m., I awoke with chest pain. I ve had one heart attack and two different sets of stents so I pay close attention to things that d ont feel quite right inside. After about 15 minutes of enduring a fairly painful hot ache in the center of my chest, I woke my wife and told her maybe I should go to the hospital. Minutes later, we were in the emergency room at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. When you walk into the ER and say chest pain, t heres no waiting. Especially when your history is as well documented as mine and its all at t heir fingertips on the computer. I was rolled into the back and deposited on a stretcher. With an IV in my arm and nurses drawing blood for studies, came the usual litany of familiar questions: Where does it hurt? How long? Can you describe it? And my favorite. On a scale of one to 10, how bad is the pain? Believe me, the heart attack I had was a solid 10. But this wasnt as bad, maybe a five. So t hey put a nitroglycerin patch on my chest and the doctor took over. And then we waited. About mid-morning, after consulting with my family doctor and c ardiologist, the emergency room doc said the prelimin ary studies didnt look bad but he wasnt liking the story line and after some more consultations with my other docs, they decided to admit me. That was Monday. I was released from the hospital w ith a clean bill of health Tuesday afternoon after acei ng my thallium stress test and cardiac ultrasound. It wasnt heart trouble but one of a different kind. And it bears paying attention to if youre a cardiac patient whos taking one of the so-called statin drugs for cholesterol. What I sustained and what was causing my g rief was quite likely a heat-related injury for trying to be 60 going on 16 on a muggy dog d ay afternoon creeping inexorably toward the tail end of August. Simply put, I overexerted my muscles and got overheated. My cardiac enzyme blood test came back just fine. But another enzyme, which points to muscle stress, fatigue and damage came back better than twice the normal range. But I drank lots of water, I protested. Come to find out, it really doesnt matter when the heat and humidity i ndex gets to a certain point. Your sweat no longer evaporates and cools your hot body down because the sauna like conditions wrought by excess humidity prevents the sweat from evaporating. No evaporation, no c ooling. No cooling and you begin to literally simmer in your own juices. Add the effects of l ong-term statin therapy and humping railroad cross ties around the yard, youre asking for trouble. Ask and you will receive. It catches up. Or, as the Jamaican proverb goes: Ever day the bucket go a-well. One day the bottom a-go drop out. The nursing staff and medical staff took e xcellent care of me and only chided me gently for being so foolish. And then another surprise, b ut a pleasant one. The young assistant parish priest at St. Michaels, where my attendance has been spotty for some time, dropped in to visit. We had a nice long chat about the meaning of life, the great questions about the hereafter and so forth and my backsliding nature of late. We talked books and some philosophy, t ook care of some spiritual matters and in general had ourselves a nice heart to heart talk. I m glad I still have a heart. Its a dang miracle the way I treat my body. And yes, I do believe in miracles. The young padre and I talked about that, too. And then he left to visit some other sheep, leaving this old goat grateful he stopped by. I dont believe in random chance. I think everything happens for a reason. Even visits to the hospital. email@example.com CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 OPINION News-Leader LETTERS WELCOME Send letters by e-mail to: mparnell@fb newsleader.com or mail letters to: Letters to the Editor P .O. Box 16766. Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. On-line at fbnewsleader .com Matters of the heart DAR YL CAGLE/MSNBC.COM F LORIDA S O LDEST W EEKLY N EWSPAPER E STABLISHEDIN 1854 The News-Leader is published with pride weekly for the people of Nassau County by Community Newspapers, Inc., Athens, Georgia. 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COMMUNITY THANKS G G r r a a t t i i t t u u d d e e t t o o t t h h e e c c i i t t y y Thank you, city of Fernandina Beach for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBGeplacement of this lovely house. I n acknowledgement, Im sincerely gratef ul to our only true living God for allowing you t o let the building of this house take place a nd sending a beautiful smiling angel in human form by the name of Mr. Scott Schultz. A lovely quilt made by Amelia Island Quilt Guild. Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people. I Chr onicles 16:8. A grateful human being, I thank you. J ohnnie M. Br o wn F ernandina Beach H H o o p p e e H H o o u u s s e e Thank you for the generous contribution of your valuable time, talents and tr easur e to this year s Smar t Star t for Students school supply drive! Because of you, we pr ovided 76 backpacks f ully stuffed with school supplies to every stud ent we had identified as having a very sign ificant need. In addition to helping these families, we also had enough supplies left over to allow us fill in the supply gaps for other students who visit the center May the Lor d bless you 100-fold for all that you did and all that you do to bless the people and the childr en that He loves! 2 014 Smar t Star t team members included: A melia Dental Group; American Legion Post 5 4; Bank of America; Edwar d Jones Investments; Everbank; First Baptist Church Womens Bible Study; First Coast Community Bank; First Pr esbyterian Chur ch; Five Points Baptist Church VBS; and Holy Trinity Anglican Chur c h. I ndividuals included Rochelle Autry and d aughters; Kathy Br ooks; John Clark family; V ickie Dunleavy; Becky and Brian Hardy; Nancy Phillips; Emily Richo; Jodi Terill; and Glenda Young. Five Points Baptist Chur c h V acation Bible School children and youth raised almost $400 for supplies! W ith deep gratitude, Mary M. Moore, Program Director Salvation Army Hope House T T h h a a n n k k y y o o u u Once again T ony Baia, the owner of Amelia Island Graphics located on Sadler Road, has given my chur ch a gener ous discount on the pur chase of construction paper. This bright yellow paper is used by members of the local First Presbyterian Church to make disposable placemats for Hope House dinner guests. A short Christian message is affixed to each placemat. The church prepares and serves the meals twice a month at the Salvation Ar my Hope House on Ninth Street. This project is in conjunction with the Inter faith Dinner Network which feeds the homeless and hun gry in our community. Thank you, Tony! Genevieve Hall Fernandina Beach SER VING YOU Nassau County Commissioners: Danny Leeper, District 1 -Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (hcel email: firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Kelley District 2 -Amelia Island, Nassauville, ONeil, 277-3948 (hcell email: email@example.com Pat Edwards, District 3 -Yulee, 335-0260 (cell email: firstname.lastname@example.org Barry Holloway District 4 Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-3230 (hcell email@example.com W alter J. Boatright, District 5 -Callahan, 879-2564 (hcell email: firstname.lastname@example.org CUP OF J OE Joe Palmer
C OMMUNITY CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F R IDAY A U GUST 2 2, 2014 / N E WS L E ADER 8 A BACK TO SCHOOL Ro n A n d e r s o nBUICKGMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904 FAMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Bailey Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hwy 1, Callahan, FL Steve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStreet Fernandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d s s H H o o u u s s e e THISSPACEAVAILABLE. CALL261-3696 AND ASKFORANAD-VISOR TOPUTTHISSPACETO WORKFORYOU. SUBSCRIBETODAY! fbnewsleader.com Bewretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.James 4:9-10 IIt may seem odd that the very first of the beatitudes bestows a blessing on the poor in spirit and promises that the kingdom of heaven is theirs (Matthew 5:3 Should we not seek spiritual riches rather than spiritual poverty? One chapter later we are told to store up treasure in heaven, for "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21 blessing for the poor in spirit is not meant to denigrate spiritual treasures but rather to elevate the spirit of poverty and humility. Jesus says repeatedly that he did not come to call those who arealready saved, but rather to save the lost. The healthy do not need a doctor, but the sick do. We would do well to remember herethat the scribes and Pharisees were paradigms of virtue, rich in spirit and proud of their piety,but, didn't seem to need or heed Jesus's message. Jesus had vastly more to offer the weeping adulteress who was thrown at His feet than he did to her accusers. And He had more respect for the impoverished widow who humbly put her two small coins in the temple treasury than the wealthy who made a show of putting in larger amounts. God loves the poor, and those who are poor in spirit even more, so we should count it a blessing when we are feeling lowly and humbled. Blessed are the Poor in Spirit A A d d j j u u n n c c t t s s s s o o u u g g h h t t The Florida State College a t Jacksonville Betty P. Cook Nassau Center is seeking qualified adjuncts for the fall term, which begins on Aug. 25. Instructors are needed for d aytime classes in Economics, Intermediate A lgebra, U.S. History to 1865 and History of Florida. A mast ers degree from a regionally accredited institution is required with a graduate major concentration or a minimum of 18 graduate semester h ours in the primary teaching field. I f you are interested and meet the requirements, cont act Dr. Dave Garner at 7666593. Y Y L L N N a a p p p p l l i i c c a a t t i i o o n n s s Youth Leadership Nassau i s now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. S tudents in the program will gain an increased awareness o f community needs, opportunities and resources, andd evelop effective styles of l eadership. P rogram is open to 10th and 11th grade students who can demonstrate pr o ven leadership ability in school and/or community activitiesa nd who have an interest in addressing the issues conf ronting Nassau County. An average of B or better is reco mmended. Monthly sessions are held September through March. Applications may be obtained through your schoolo ffice, a teacher or guidance counselor. 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 B oys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County ar e now open for registration for the 201415 school year The clubs opened on Aug. 11. Call 4919102 for information and enrollment of your youngstera t the Roberts Club on L ime Street in Fernandina B each, or call 261-1075 for information and enrollment at the Miller Club in Nassauville. T T e e e e n n C C o o u u r r t t Nassau County Teen C ourt will be held Aug. 26 at t he Rober t M. Foster Justice C enter 76347 V eterans Way in Yulee. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. Students ages 11-18 ar e invited to par ticipate. Those wishing to be on the volunteer jury or act as attor-n eys, court clerks and b ailif fs can sign up thr ough t heir school guidance of f ices or by attending court and signing up then. To participate as an attorney, see Coordinator Charles Griffin, who assigns the rotating positions. Volunteers need to ar rive between 5:30 and 6 p .m. F or infor mation call Grif fin a t 548-4600. F F B B H H S S o o p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e e Fernandina Beach High School will have an Open House on Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Call 261-5713 for infor mation. 4 4 H H o o p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e e A 4-H Open House is scheduled fr om 3-7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Extension Office on the Northeast Florida Fairgrounds. This is an opportunity for families to lear n about club opportunities, meet leaders, visit with community partners such as Fish and Wildlife, NACDAC, FSS, the Sheriffs Office and more. Youth can enroll in 4-H and check out their project books all while at openhouse. 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 program at Yulee Elementary in September as part of its after-school offerings. To do so, they need donations of acoustic guitars. Perhaps you purchased one with the idea of taking les sons or learning 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 appr eciative. Contact them at email@example.com 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 afterschool ar ts classes for children ages 6-10 in Nassau County. Community gives of its time, talent and treasures MARY M. MOORE For the News-Leader Y e s, they are watching. And yes, they a re learning. How wonderful it is to witness our youth grab hold of the vision and emulate the countless adults that volunteer and sow into our wonderful community. The Salvation Army Hope House provided 76 backpacks fully stuffed with s chool supplies to students identified as having a very s ignificant need this year. One of the donors for this y ears Smart Start for Students program was Five Points Baptist Churchs Vacation Bible School. Just over 40 youth and c hildren under the leadership of VBS Director Brenda M ur r ay enthusiastically r aised almost $400 to help t heir peers get a smart start this school year. Numerous churches, businesses and groups also contributed so generously that Hope House not only fully pr ovided for the need but a lso had enough to help o ther neighbor hood students f ill in their supply gaps. Sor ting, or g anizing and packing was done by two teams, the adult team from Holy Trinity AnglicanC hurch and the youth team c onsisting of the thr ee Autry g irls and their mother, Rochelle. Special thanks to ever y person, chur ch, business and group that contributed their valuable time, talent and treasures to make this yearsS mart Start supply drive such a success. H ope House could not have provided so richly without you! Gener o us par t ners included: Amelia Dental Group, American Legion Post 54, Bank of America, Edward Jones Investments,E verbank, First Baptist C hur ch Womens Bible S tudy, First Coast Community Bank, First Pr e sbyterian Chur c h, Five Points Baptist Chur ch, Holy Trinity Anglican Church and a whole host of individual donors! M ay the Lord bless each o f you for all you did! M ary M. Moore is program director at Salvation Army Hope House SUBMITTED PHOTOS F ive Points Baptists Vacation Bible School makes a donation to the Salvation Army Hope Houses back to school supply drive, top left. Pictured are Salvation Army Hope House staff, Jenny Ratliff, Pastor Frank Camarotti and VBS youth leaders. The Holy Trinity Anglican team Linda Neal, Father Brad Cunningham, Deb Stephenson and James Bunch stuffs backpacks, top right. Above, left and right, the Autry team sorts Smart Start for Students school supplies. Aspiring Seashore Junior Naturalists Gabriella, Jan, Tessa and Iva and their parents joined Wild A melia Junior Naturalist Pr ogram Coor dinator Robyn Nemes and Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch and Wild Amelia volunteer Kathy Br ooks on a Sunday mor ning sea turtle patrol walk, left. Mor e than 100 volunteers walk one-mile stretches on Amelia Island beaches every day from May 1 until Aug. 31 to look for sea turtle tracks and nests. These Junior Naturalist candidates learned about sea turtles that nest on Amelia Island, picked up trash on the beach, cover ed up holes in the sand that can trap hatchlings and were thrilled to discover a hatched nest with dozens of tiny tracks leading to the sea, above. Wild Amelia has Junior Naturalist curricula on The Seashor e and The Maritime Forest; for more information about this Junior Naturalist program and/or Wild Amelia, please visit wildamelia.com and Wild Amelia on Facebook. PHOTOS BY ROBYN NEMES AND KA THY BROOKS FOR THE NEWS-LEADER SEA TURTLE PATROL Thefoodpantryneeds donations of non-perishable food items all year round. For more information, call:261.70001303 Jasmine St., Ste. 101 Fernandina Beach,FL Center,Inc D DO O N N T TL LI I T T T T E E R RSpay or NeuterA PUBLICSERVICEAN NOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER New FSCJ students can meet faculty, tour campus and receive their schedule befor e the first day of class es at the New Student Family and Friends Day on Aug. 23 fr om 9 a.m. to noon. Visit the campus bookstores, get a student ID, visit reps from advising, student life and leadership and career development. Meet FSCJ student athletes and campus leaders. Locations include the Betty P Cook Nassau Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd. in Yulee; and in Jacksonville the Downtown Campus, 101 W. State St.; Kent Campus, 3939 Roosevelt Blvd.; Nor th Campus, 4501 Capper Road; Open Campus/Deer wood Center 9911 Old Baymeadows Road; and South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd. New student da y at FSC J on Saturday
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9A F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Come see me, Eric Childers Locally owned and operated www.fivestarquicklube.com (904N L1401 Cars drive volume at import dealerships Ever wonder how many v ehicles are being sold when passing a dealership. R andom guesses would vary by 500 percent. This week, a l ook at the new vehicle sales per location. It is simply how many sales are occurring at the average dealership by franchise. The data we will l ook at is July 2014 sales per location. I t is a big-box world, and auto manufacturers are cont ributing to the trend. At 18,000 dealerships, the total is less than half of what it was. Through c onsolidation and clos ures, there are far f ewer franchisees operating. It has been particularly e vident in smaller c ommunities (under 25,000). The imports are leaders i n the fewer, bigger location m odel. The top eight biggest s ales per franchise manufacturers in July were imports. Toyota at 153, Honda 119, Lexus 117, Nissan 106, Hyundai 81, Mercedes-Benz 81, BMW 78 and Subaru 74. I am sure you are wondering a bout the Detroit crowd. C hrysler (Dodge, Chrysler, J eep, Ram) 70, Ford 65 and Chevrolet 58. All the numbers above ar e car and tr u ck models combined. What is interesting is the contribution cars make all eight biggest volume franchises lead with cars ales. The general market is about 50 percent cars and 50 p ercent trucks. A breakdown in July shows: Look at the contribution car sales make to an import franchise. While imports have made inroads in SUVs and vans, it is car sales that have decimated the Detroit manufacturers for the last half-century. Look at Cadillac with 9 car sales per dealers hip last month. Compare t hat to 66 Lexus, 60 BMW a nd 50 Mercedes. A closer analysis of the Koreans (newer players Hyundai and Kia focused on cars. They sold a combined1 29,000 units in July; only 26,000 were trucks. VWs 44 c ars to 4 trucks is a glaring e xample. Eroding U.S. car s ales is how the imports began, and still their bread and butter In no way is this a gloom and doom scenario for the Detroit 3. They sold 633,287 units in July for 44.1 percent o f the market. That was a 1.2 percent improvement over July 2013. The challenge is for Detroit to capture more car sales and compete with big-box import facilities. Despite abnormally strong truck sales of late, it will be car sales that will produce the numbers for big volume dealerships in todays mark et. T hink of our wonderful f all and spring weather as we swelter. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-t ions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. rwkcar aol.com Got Shakespeare? OK, I want a show of hands. How many of you roll your eyes whenever someone mentions William S hakespeare or one of his plays? Do you think the whole s ubject is just a little too boring? Too fancy-schmancy? Perhaps you think that whoever brought Shakespeare into the conversation is a little pompous. Pretentious, even. Well, I have news for you. Y ou know a lot more Shakespeare than you think. W e all use his words in our normal, everyday conversations. Ive known for a long time that Shakespeare was a major contributor to our modern vocabulary. He gave us words l ike aerial, bloody, critic, gnarled, lonely, obscene, prem editated, seamy and suspicious, just to name a few. But it wasnt until I ran across this interesting little piece that I realized how thoroughly The Bard has infiltrated our daily lives. This witty p iece was written by the British journalist, author and b roadcaster, Bernard Levin, CBE. (Ill get to the alphabet soup after his name in am oment.) B orn in 1928 in London, he w orked for a succession of n ewspapers and magazines that all of us recognize: M anchester Guardian, The Spectator and Londons The Daily Mail. He added radio and televis ion to his resume in the 1 960s and remained on air u ntil the late 1980s. He also w rote 17 books between 1970 and 1998, which comes out to b e one book about every year and a half. Thats an impressive amount of writing, and it becomes even mor e impr es sive when you realize that he d id it in the spare time he had b etween his day jobs of writ t en and broadcast journalism. He died in 2004 and is buried in Brompton Cemetery in London. When you read Mr. Levins piece about Shakespeare and the language, you w ill realize that his m any successes came from his obvious love of words. I have put Mr. Levins w ords in italics to set t hem apart from Shakespeares timeless language. Quoting Shakespeare IF YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND MY ARGUMENT AND DECLARE: its G reek to me, you are quoting Shakespeare. If you claim to be m ore sinned against than sinning, you are quoting Shakespeare. If you act more in sorrow than in anger, if your wish is father to the thought, if you lost property has vanished into thin air, you a re quoting Shakespeare I f you have ever refused to budge an i nch or s uffered f rom greeneyed jealousy, if you have played fast and loose, if you h ave been t ongue-tied a t ower of strength hoodw inked o r i n a pickle, i f you h ave k nitted your brows made a virtue of necessity, i nsisted on f air play slept not one wink stood on ceremony danced attendance on your lord and master l aughed yourself into stitches, h ad s hort shrift cold comf ort, o r t oo much of a good t hing, i f you have s een better days, or lived in a fools parad ise, w hy b e that as it may, t he more fool you, for it is a forgone conclusion that you are as good luck would have it, quoting Shakespeare.If you t hink it is e arly days a nd clear o ut b ag and baggage, i f you t hink i t is high time, and t hat that is the long and short of it, if you believe that the game is up, and that truth will out, even if it involves your own flesh and blood, if you lie low till the crack of doom because you suspect foul play, if you have teeth set on the edge at o ne fell swoop without rhyme or reason, then to give t he devil his due i f the t ruth were known for surely you have a tongue in your head, you are quoting Shakespeare. Even if you bid me good riddance and send me packing, if you wish I was dead as a doorn ail, i f you think I am a n eyesore a laughing stock the d evil incarnate a stonyhearted villain bloody-minded, or a blinking idiot, then by Jove -O Lord tut, tut! for goodness sake -what the dickens! but me no buts it is all one to me, for you are quoting S hakespeare Now about that CBE at the e nd of his name. As I suspected, it signifies something that is as impressive as his list of accomplishments. Queen Elizabeth II dubbed him a Commander of the British Empire in 1990. She did so in r ecognition of his many accomplishments and service s to journalism. To fully appreciate this honor, you have to understand that KingG eorge V established the M ost Excellent Order of the B ritish Empire in 1917. He s aw to it that this Order would have many classes and divis ions so the Crown could recognize accomplishments in many disciplines. Each class and division has its own a bbreviation, designed, I am s ure, to confound those of us n ot familiar with the British w ay of rewarding good and faithful subjects. The bottom l ine is that not only did his peers think that Mr. Levin was an accomplished writer and br oadcaster the Queen thought he was quite accomp lished, too. A nd now thanks to him, a ll of us realize that we are more accomplished that we thought we were we quote Shakespeare every day in Paradise! KEFFER C ORNER RickKeffer Manufacturer. Total . . Cars . . Trucks Toyota/Scion. . 153 . . . . 86. . . . . . 67 Chrysler. . . . 70 . . . . 16. . . . . . 54 Honda. . . . 119 . . . . 69. . . . . . 50 F ord. . . . . . 65 . . . . 21. . . . . . 44 Lexus. . . . . 117 . . . . 66. . . . . . 51 C hevrolet. . . . 58 . . . . 23. . . . . . 35 Nissan. . . . 106 . . . . 68. . . . . . 38 G MC. . . . . 27 . . . . . 0. . . . . . 27 Hyundai. . . . 81 . . . . 66. . . . . . 15 Cadillac. . . . 26 . . . . . 7. . . . . . 19 Mercedes. . . 81 . . . . 50. . . . . . 31 BMW. . . . . 78 . . . . 60. . . . . . 18 S ubaru. . . . 74 . . . . 40. . . . . . 34 Kia. . . . . . 68 . . . . 50. . . . . . 18 A udi. . . . . . 53 . . . . 35. . . . . . 18 M ini. . . . . . 50 . . . . 31. . . . . . 19 VW. . . . . . 48 . . . . 44 . . . . . . 4 1 303 JASMINE STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 Needs volunteers to help Nassau C ountyfamilieswho need food, shelter and basic necessities. C all:904.261.7000 for more information.N L P S A C ITY SIDEBAR Cara Curtin Make a family disaster plan J ASON ALDERMAN For the News-Leader W e are in the middle of hurricane season. Sit down with your family and develop a disaster plan. By planning ahead and knowing what you might need under dir e cir cumstances, you can save y ourselves a lot of time, money a nd grief. F EMA, the Federal Emer gency Management Agency (www .fema.gov), offers great suggestions. Her e are some emergencyplanning ideas you may not have considered: P ick meeting spots both in a nd outside your neighborhood w her e your family can gather after an emergency. Choose one person (possibly out-of-town) everyone can contact for updates. Make sure your kids know how to escape the house in case of fir e. Identify and stock essential items youll need to survive for at least three days in case help is unavailable. Include ample water (at least a gallon per person, per day), non-perishable food, and medications. Don t forget water, food and supplies for pets. Stock an emergency kit with b atteries, flashlight, a batterypowered or hand-cranked radio, water purification tablets, clothes, blankets, can opener tools, toilet paper, moist towelettes, garbage bags, solar cell phone charger, etc. If a family member receives life-sustaining treatments (e.g.,d ialysis), identify alter nate treatment locations in case yours becomes incapacitated. Take a picture of yourself with your pets in case you should become separated. Safely stor e emergency cash in case ATMs arent working. Should disaster strike, youll need access to financial and legal records. Take these steps now to ensure easier access when the time comes: Create a log of all account numbers, emergency numbers, contact infor mation and pass words for your bank and credit car d accounts, loans, insur ance policies, utilities and other important accounts. Update it regularly and save har dcopies in secur e, of f site locations such as a safety deposit box or with a trusted friend living in another area. Y ou can also email the list to yourself in an encrypted, passwor d -pr o tected file, save it on a CD or USB drive, or use a cloud-based storage service that will let you access it fr om any Internet connection. Make PDF copies of tax returns, insurance policies andl egal documents and save of fsite, as above, in case your files or computer ar e damaged. Also make digital copies of invaluable family photos, documents and memorabilia that money can t replace. If you ever need to file an insurance claim or claim a tax deduction for lost, stolen or damaged property, itll be much easier if you have an inventory of everything you own photos or videos are even better. Try the Insurance Information Institute s fr ee, secur e home inventory software application (www .iii.or g). Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 N EWS -L EADER /F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA 10A When Orange Park visits Pirate Field Tuesday night for t he season opener, they will b e facing a Fer nandina Beach M iddle School team unlike those in previous years. e have spent a lot of time working on our passing game, and we are very pleased with how our quarterback is performing. Im excite d to see our offense against a n unfamiliar opponent, said F BMS Coach Cam Harrison. In addition to an improved passing attack, the Pirates have spent time developing an offensive line that should keep defenses from getting into the backfield. This group of linemen m ay be one of the best weve h ad, cer t ainly in the last few years. Our coaches ar e r e ally excited about how good the group looks during both individual and team drills, Harrison said. A new of fensive attack i snt all thats different about t his years squad. Twelve s ixth graders ar e on the r os ter with many of them play ing prominent roles on the team. This is by far the best group of sixth graders Ive had in my time as coach, andI m genuinely excited about w hat the future holds for t hese boys, Har r ison said. W i th the influx of new talent joining a strong eighthgrade class, ther e is r e ason to be optimistic about a season that includes games against Orange Park, University Christian, Baker County E piscopal and Bolles in addi t ion to the county rivals Y ulee and Callahan. Our goal this year is the same as it is every year, and that is to be county champi ons, Harrison said. FBMS kicks off the 2014 season at Pirate Field Tuesday night at 6 p.m. against Orange Park. The Fernandina Beach High School football team heads to Lee High School in Jacksonville tonight for a preseason Kickoff Classic. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Yulee High School Hornets host First Coast tonight at 7 p.m. Fall schedules appear on 11A. Professionals from Cliff Dr ysdale T ennis at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation pr ovided a continuing education session for local school teachers July 31. The complimentary session, conducted by Assistant Dir ector Sal Barbar o, was to show physical education teachers in Nassau County the necessar y skills to introduce tennis in their physical education classes. The session was a com bined effort between Joyce Menz, director for staff development and continuing edu cation; teachers and administrators in the Nassau County School District; Carol Ann Young, physical education teacher at Southside Elementar y; UST A Florida and the team at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Thir ty-five school teachers attended the session, which lasted for two hours. They left with a greater knowledge for tennis as well as programming information from the UST A. e were delighted to be able to provide this opportunity for the teachers and, in Cliff D ry sdale T ennis hos ts Na ss au County PE t ea chers SUBMITTED Nassau County physical education teachers and administrators receive a complimentary session at Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. turn, the students of Nassau County. Tennis has a reputation for not being as accessible as some of the more popular team sports; we want to change that mindset and show the community that tennis is open to everyone, Barbaro said. For information on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, call 1-800-TheOmni or visit www.omniameliaislandplantation.com or www.cliffdrysdale.com. Orange Park on tap for opener at FBMS High school teams play in classics tonight PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER T he Fernandina Beach Middle School football team battled the heat Thursday afternoon as the Pirates gear up for Tuesday nights season opener a t home with Orange Park.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11A F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Varsity Football Aug. 22 FIRSTCOAST(KO7:00 Aug. 29FERNANDINA7:00 Sept. 5 POTTERS HOUSE7:00 Sept. 19 at Forrest*7:00 Sept. 26WOLFSON*7:00 Oct. 3PAXON* (HC7:00 Oct. 10at Ribault*7:00 Oct. 17at Baker County*7:00 Oct. 24BISHOPKENNY* (SR7:00 Oct. 30at Stanton*7:00 Nov. 7at West Nassau7:30 *District YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Aug. 22 FIRSTCOAST(KO7:00 Aug. 28TRINITYCHRISTIAN6:00 Sept. 4WESTNASSAU6:00 Sept. 11at Wolfson6:00 Sept. 18 FERNANDINA 6:00 Oct. 2 at Camden (ninth gr .)5:00 Oct. 9BAKER COUNTY6:00 Oct. 16BISHOPKENNY6:00 Oct. 23at Fernandina Beach6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH S CHOOL Varsity Football Aug. 22 KO at Lee 7:00 Aug. 29at Yulee7:00 Sept. 5 at Nease 7:00 Sept. 12HILLIARD7:00 Sept. 19 EPISCOPAL7:00 Sept. 26MENENDEZ7:00 Oct. 3at Fort White*7:30 Oct. 10WESTNASSAU(HC7:00 Oct. 17at Taylor County*7:30 Oct. 31 MADISON* 7:00 *District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Aug. 22KO at Lee7:00 Aug. 28at Camden County5:00 Sept. 18 at Y ulee 6:00 Sept. 25at Menendez6:00 Oct. 2 BOLLES 6:00 Oct. 8at West Nassau6:00 Oct. 16 at Hilliard6:00 Oct. 23YULEE6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Volleyball Aug. 23 Preseason at Bishop Kenny Aug. 26 BARTRAM TRAIL5:30/6:30 Aug. 28at West Nassau*5:30/6:30 Sept. 3FLEMING ISLAND5:30/6:30 Sept. 4BISHOPSNYDER5:30/6:30 Sept. 9EPISCOPAL5:30/6:30 Sept. 12-13 at Orlando tourney Sept. 16at Ribault*5:30/6:30 Sept. 18at Fletcher5:30/6:30 Sept. 23 YULEE* 5:30/6:30 Sept. 25at Orange Park5:30/6:30 Sept. 30 JACKSON* 5:30/6:30 Oct. 1at Mandarin5:30/6:30 Oct. 3-4 at Bolles tourney Oct. 7BOLLES5:30/6:30 Oct. 9at Raines*5:30/6:30 Oct. 10-11 JV at Bishop Kenny tourney Oct. 14 CREEKSIDE 5:30/6:30 Oct. 16 at Ponte V edra5:30/6:30 Oct. 20-23 District 4-4Aat WNHS District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL C ross Country Aug. 23PRESEASON8:00 Sept. 13 at Katie Caples Invite 5:45 Sept. 20at UF Mountain Dew Open Sept. 27 at Alligator Lake Open 8:00 Oct. 4at Mustang Invitational7:30 Oct. 9 Nassau County4:30 Oct. 18AMELIAINVITATIONAL8:00 Oct. 22District 3-2A Nov. 6Region 1-2 at Pensacola Nov. 15State 2Aat Tallahassee FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Aug. 26ORANGE PARK6:00 Sept. 2UNIVERSITYCHRIST.6:00 Sept. 9Open Sept. 16YULEE6:00 Sept. 23 at Callahan 5:00 Sept. 30Open Oct. 7 BAKER COUNTY (HC 6:00 Oct. 14at Episcopal6:00 Oct. 22 at Bolles5:00 2014 SCHEDULES S PORTS SHORTS L L a a d d i i e e s s g g o o l l f f k k i i c c k k s s o o f f f f T he Fernandina Beach Womens Golf Association is preparing for its 2014-15 seas on. The association is accepting new members. The ladies play their 18-hole game T uesdays at 9 a.m. The season opener is Sept. 2. Anyone interested in participating as a fullyear or winter-only member may contact membership chair Carol Minogue at 557-6287 or t he Fernandina Beach Golf Course at 3103175. O O c c t t o o b b e e r r 4 4 B B a a l l l l T he Fernandina Beach Mens Golf Association announces its 33rd annual O ctober 4 Ball tournament at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club Oct. 11-12 with over $3,000 in cash and prizes. Two-man handicapped format with Saturday captains choice and Sunday better b all shotgun start at 9 a.m. Three flights based on age; under 60 white tees, 60-71 gold tees a nd over 71 red tees with an eight-shot differential in team handicaps. E ntry fee is $99 and includes greens and cart fees, range balls, hole-in-one prizes for Saturday and Sunday, closest to pin prizes on three other par 3s both days, straightest drive prize Saturday and hot dog and burger lunch e ach day. There is also an optional skins game each d ay and a cash winner-take-all putting contest Saturday. P layers must be FBMGAmembers. Join as a tournament member for $30, which entitlesp layers to participate in any FBMGAtournam ent in which the FBMGAhas donated cash p rizes at least six in 2015. Entry forms available at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club or by emailing John Rudd at john_carolyne@bellsouth .net. P P o o p p W W a a r r n n e e r r r r e e g g i i s s t t r r a a t t i i o o n n Fernandina Beach Pop Warner football and c heerleader registration is now open for the 2014 season. Register online at www. leaguel ineup.com. S S t t a a r r t t i i n n g g P P o o i i n n t t t t o o u u r r n n e e y y Sponsorships are now available for the fourth annual Starting Point Golf Tournament and the agency is looking for local companies interested in supporting mental health pro-g rams for children. Each year, the tournament r aises funds to support substance abuse and m ental health programs for Nassau County children. The tournament will take place Nov. 3 at Amelia National Golf & Country Club beginning with registration at 11 a.m. and capping off with a barbecue and silent auction. Sponsorships are available at four different l evels and include player spots, dinner and b everages and sponsor recognition. Starting P oint provides mental health and substance abuse services for children and teens, including school and home-based programs. In addition to sponsorships, many local firms are supporting the event with hole sponsorships and donations to the silent auction. Each year, the silent auction includes donatedi tems such as gift certificates to salons, golf c ourses and restaurants, as well as gift bas kets, event tickets, merchandise and artwork. F or information, contact Tournament Chair Cherie Billings at 277-2995 or email golftournam firstname.lastname@example.org. Starting Point Behavioral Health provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Nassau County. Serving more than 3,700 indiv iduals each year, Starting Point is a non-profit agency. 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 R egister for the Amelia Island Youth Soccers fall season at www.aiysoccer.com or contact Lee Burchett at email@example.com. Amelia Island Youth Soccer has partnered with Soccer Made In America and the Chicago Blast Soccer Club. S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s s The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 :30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (9041 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org. T T u u r r t t l l e e T T r r o o t t S S e e p p t t . 1 1 The Turtle Trot 5K Beach Run will be held Labor Day morning. The 3.1-mile run and walk will start at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at Main Beach with an out-and-back course entirely on the beach, heading south at the start. This year the race will start exactly at low tide for best conditions. R ace proceeds will benefit Amelia Island S ea Turtle Watch, Friends of Fort Clinch sea t urtle patrols and Amelia Island Runners running programs. The first 500 finishers will receive a commemorative coffee mug. And the event is family-friendly. Aone-mile kidsfun run will be held at 8:30 a.m. Another tradition of the end-of-summer holiday 5K is the unique T-shirts. Each year origin al sea-turtle artwork for the shirts is created by noted local artist Sandra Baker-Hinton. P rizes will be awarded to the top male and female overall, masters (age 40 and over g randmasters (age 50 and over three-deep age group awards in 15 groups from age 3-9 to 75-plus. In keeping with the beach theme, top age group winners will receive commemorative beach towels while secondand third-place finishers will get commemorative sports towels. T hrough today registration will be $20 per p erson or $15 for members of Amelia Island R unners. From Saturday until race day, registration is $25 per person for everyone. Registration forms are available at Current Running, 815 S. Eighth St., or at AmeliaRunners.com, where online registration through Active.com is also available. Club discount is not available online. All pre-registered runners and walkers will b e guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration for the k idsrun is $10. All kidsrun finishers get a ribbon and preregistered participants also get a T-shirt. Parents are encouraged to run with their children for free; just fill out a registration form. Packet pickup for preregistered runners and walkers will be Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 31 from noon to 3 p.m.at Current Running and also race morning starting at 6:30 a .m. at Main Beach park. You can also register on race day from 6:30-7:15 a.m. at the park. T he 5K will be timed with disposable timing chips. No headphones, animals, bicycles or strollers are allowed on the course. For information, visit AmeliaRunners.com or call 4156039. P resenting sponsor this year is Precision Chiropractic. The race is organized annually byA melia Island Runners, a not-for-profit club that promotes the benefits of running and walki ng for people of all ages and abilities. P P i i l l a a t t e e s s a a t t O O s s p p r r e e y y Pilates class is now offered at the new Osprey Village Fitness Center. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 per class when purchasing 10 or $12 per individual class. Private pilates instruction is also available. General public welcome. P ilates is a series of non-impact exercises designed to develop strength, flexibility, balance and inner awareness. Contact Carol at 557-8542 or email@example.com for information. P P r r o o w w r r e e s s t t l l i i n n g g Continental Championship Wrestling returns to Amelia Island with Wrestlebash 2014 Aug. 30 at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Matches include Flash and Cash Hayden P rice vs. Julian Marcs for the CCW championship, Future Evilution (Jonathan Wells and Daniel Anderson) vs. Rock nRoll Chris T urner and Maddog Miller for the CCW tag t eam championships, Jamie McKinnon vs. Romeo De La Guerra for the CCW Southern States championship, Kevin Toole vs. Kristian Evans and many more. Superstars set to appear include Ricky Jay, rookie sensation Eric Moore, Shooter McGee, Skylark and others. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. a nd belltime is 7:30 p.m. T ickets are on sale now at FBMS and a p ortion of the proceeds go to benefit the school. For information visit w ww.ccwrestling.biz. 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 are have released tickets and packages for the 2014 USA Rugby League national championship game. The game will be held at the University of North Florida Aug. 23 and early pre-sale tickets are $8 online. There are also ticket, T s hirt and hotel packages for two on of fer T he Presidents Barbarians team will consist o f the Overseas Import Players from all teams across the USARugby League who are not competing in the National Championship. It will allow those players from Australia, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and other nations a chance to compete on behalf of and say thanks to the USA and the teams who have hosted them for the season. T he national championship game will then s ee the Northern Conference champion face the Southern Conference champion to see who is the best Rugby League team in the nation and be crowned USA Rugby League National Champions. In addition to the most Elite Rugby League action, the event will feature performances from the JaxArrest.com Jacksonville Axe Maidens, include a featured performance of t he National Anthem, offer some awesome prizes in the $1 Half-Time Raffle and a live perf ormance of the world-renowned HAKAfrom the New Zealand Blue Thunder. There will also be a free official post-game party for all fans and supporters who attended the event. Children 15 and under will be admitted free a nd merchandise and concessions will be sold at reasonable prices. T he Axemen are also looking for interest from potential Jacksonville-based companies t hat would like to become the title/naming rights sponsor for the event as well as a presenting level sponsor. Interested companies may email INFO@jaxaxe.com. Visit www.jaxaxe.com/ national-champio nship. Visit USARugby League at www. USARL.com. Like the Axe-men on Facebook a t 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 Nassau Bassmasters, associated with the Florida Bass Federation, the Bass Federation and the FLW, meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Pig Bar-B-Que restaurant in Callahan at 7 p.m. Membership into the club is open to anyone 16 and older. Call Bob Schlag at (912Aaron Bell at (904Tim McCoy at 2 61-3735 in Fernandina Beach for information. N N S S F F A A m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s s The Nassau Sport Fishing Association holds its monthly business meetings on the s econd Wednesday at Kraft Ten Acres, 961023 B uccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. The social get-togethers are held on the fourth Wednesday. Additional information, directions and reservations are available on the NSFAwebsite at www.nsfafish.net. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, f ounded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organizat ion, created to develop and promote saltwater f ishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to e ncourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth-related community and other civic minded activities. Contact President John Hartrich at 206-0817 or email 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 of fers a J unior Golf Academy for children ages 8-17, w ho will have the opportunity to work with prof essional coaches to improve their golf skills. Last session is Aug. 26-29. Cost is $200 per week, $75 per individual day. Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers will work on full swing and short game with on-course playing and video analysis. Snacks will be provided. Miniature putt championship challenge on the final day Hat a nd shirts are provided for campers. Students m ay bring their own clubs but clubs will be provided. Students walk the course; a lightweight carry bag is required. Students must bring their own golf balls for the course; range balls will be provided for practice. Call the pro shop at 277-5907, email email@example.com or visit OakMarsh OceanLinks.com. The Family Farm International P.O. 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M ARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Work is under way for the countys new traffic signal at South 14th Street and Sadler Road on Amelia Island. The plan is to replace the swinging set of s tring lights with a set of sturdy steel arm poles d esigned to withstand high winds and bad s torms. This is a major upgrade and should last a long time, said Nassau County Engineer Jonathan Page. The new signal will be ADA compliant with cut curbs at each cor ner and timed visual signals for pedestrian traf fic. Page said the signal would eventually tie into a fiber optic network that will offer the ability to s ynchronize traffic signals to improve the flow of t raf f ic. Page said the industr y name for it is intelligent transportation system. Drivers will love it because if just one or two cars need to tur n, ever yone won t have to sit through a light timed for 15 or 20 cars, said Page. The signals change based on the amount of t raf fic at the intersection and it will also know h ow much traf f ic is coming down the r oad. Page said the signal was the oldest in the county and has needed work for years. This is worth the money Page said the price tag for the new signal is $378,155 and that the money comes out of the countys general fund. Weve been planning this for years but there h as never been money , said Page. Restringing t he lights would have been half the price but this approach is safer and just better overall for the money The contract calls for work to finish by Nov. 22 but Page thinks construction crews should finish weeks ahead of that date. Theyre working fast out there and it looks like they may wrap up everything in Octobers aid Page. mmaguir e@f bnewsleader.com 12A F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER Construction crews work to install a new traffic signal at South 14th Street and Sadler Road that is designed to better withstand high winds and bad storms, as well as be A DA compliant. New traffic signal a major upgrade
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY A UGUST 22 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B COOK-OFF AT MAIN BEACH The 2014 Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off is set for today and Aug. 23 at Main Beach Park in Fernandina Beach. The two-day cook-off features t a s ty barbecue from top competitors in the country, served with live musical entertainment from five bands and performers. At 3:30 p.m. today, The Dirt Floor Krackers kick off the festivities, followed by the Swingin Medallions. On Saturda y the li ve music begins at 10 :45 a.m. with Rockit Fly; local favorite the Beech Street Blue s B and and F a ce for R adio. The cook-off starts at 3 p.m. on today and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5 and the cook-off will f eature more than 50 pr of e ssional and b a ck y ard ( amateur) teams. Visitors may purchase food and drink from vendors thr oughout the day and also enjoy the VIP P ig P ub with shaded t a ble s and b ar seating, fans, cold beverages and a great view of the stage.T here is a $5 per da y c over char ge and guests must be 21 years of age or older to enter the VIP P ig P ub. V isit w w w .gstailgatecookoff.com for details. DINNER & A MO VIE The grand finale of the Adult Summer Reading program will be a Dinner & a Movie on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at Caf Karibo on Nor th Third Street. The featured movie is The Best Exotic Marigold Hot e l, s t arrin g, Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, Magg ie Smith, T om W ilkinson and Penelope Wilton, who portray a group of senior citizens movin g to a re tirement hotel in India, run by the y oun g and eag er S onn y pla yed by Dev Patel. The 2012 movie was based on the 2004 novel, These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach. A sequel is planned for release in March. In the spirit of the movie, a s alad with g in g er dressing and main dish of curry chicken and rice will be ser ved A dr awing for door prizes and Summer Reading Program prizes will be held. P articipation in the program is not a requirement to att end The event is sponsored by the Friends of the F ernandina B ea ch Libr ary and tick e ts are available for $25 at the Fernandina Beach Library through Aug. 25. LAUGH IN REVUE Amelia Musical Playhouse, the newest theater in Fernandina Beach, is presenting L augh In Revue, a musically comic blast from the past on Aug. 29 and 30 at 7:30 p .m. Directed by Linzy Marie Lauren Kennedy, the v arie ty sho w features an entertaining, nostalgic blend of comedy sketches and songs from the 6 s that will light up the end of summer. This sho w will bridg e the g ener ation gap while pr ovid ing a wistful walk down memory lane featuring go-go dancers and a group of soloists and backup singers singing some of the favorite songs of that er a The theater is located at 1955 Island Walkway right off S outh Eighth Stree t in F ernandina Beach. Tickets are $15 and available at the theater, at w ww.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com, or call the box office at 277 34 55 O FF & O N T HE I SLAND UOTES F ROM S HAKESPEARE SHOWAT I AA G ALLERY PAGE 4B Oh baby! Wild Amelia has announced that a two-part nature camp will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, and W ednesday, Sept. 24, from 45:30 p.m. in the Book Loft B ookstore at 214 Centre St. in Fernandina Beach. The cost for both sessions is $20; registration is required and will begin on Monday. The programs will be limited to 10 participants. Each registrant will receive a copy of Wild Amelias Junior N aturalist Seashore curriculum. To register and pre-pay for the programs, please call t he Book Loft at 261-8991. Wild Amelias Junior Naturalist programs are geared for children between the ages of 7 and 14; the curr iculum of activities includes reading, writing, drawing, r esearch and activities out in nature. This Beach Babies program will focus on sea turtles, crab life cycles, whelk egg cases, skate egg cases, sharkeye collars, baby jellyfish and shorebirds that nest right on the beach. D uring the two-part program, children will complete Beach Babies sea t urtles, shorebirds, jellyfish,s kates, whelks will be the t opic of Wild Amelias twopart nature camp for children ages 714 at the Book Loft on Sept. 2 2 and 24 from 4-5:30 p .m. Call the Book Loft to register beginning Monday. PHOTO BY KATHY BROOKS/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Camp set for September Starting Line artwork to grace Turtle Trot T-shirts For the News-Leader A melia Runners Club will host its annual T urtle Trot 5K Beach Run and kids fun runo n Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1 a t 7:30 a.m., with headquarters at Main B each Park in Fernandina Beach. T he annual run raises money to support volunteer work to preserve sea turtles on Amelia Island. Each year Sandra Baker -Hinton, local ar tist and sea tur tle volunteer, creates a unique painting of sea tur tles to grace the T shirts that each registered runner r eceives. T his year s painting is currently on d isplay at Amelia SanJon Gallery, Baker-Hintons gallery at the corner of Thir d and Ash str e ets, which is also a center of sea tur tle infor mation for locals as well as visiting tourists. The painting harks back to the ar tist s ver y first tur tle painting, Early M orning Run, which was the beginn ing of her challenge to cr eate a new a rtwork each year for the Amelia Runners Club event. This year s piece is called The Star ting Line because although hatching and getting to the water is hard and f raught with many perils, it is also just t he beginning of the sea turtles long life at sea. They can live almost 100 years and, if they sur v ive, lead a productive life, with females coming onshore to lay up to 600 eggs every two or three years, their whole life long. When the males leave they neverr eturn to land. H aving been ar ound since befor e t he time of the dinosaurs, sea turtles survived quite well until the onset of moder n times when they wer e hunted for their meat and their shells. These days pollution, commercial fishing and real estate development on their nesting areas have taken a toll. O n our own island beaches lighting, p lastic pollution and the thoughtless n ess and ignorance of people using the beaches where they nest are causing many pr o blems. Each Labor Day weekend the T ur t le Trot Race is run to provide support for the volunteer gr oups her e who work collecting data and marking nests on the beaches in hopes of providing the information needed to help thesee ndangered sea creatures. F or the News-Leader Good news! Those who were unable to get tickets to the last r un of Dearly Departed, the l ongtime comedy hit production p resented by the Fernandina Little Theatr e ar e in luck but dont wait too long. Tickets are now on sale for six per for mances Aug. 30-Sept. 6 for the rollicking comedy that has been pr e sented tri-annually by FL T since 1995. The crisis for the Turpin family is the passing of the not-sobeloved family patriarch Bud. His son wants to save money on the funeral by putting the casket on top of his Impala; his daughter is only inter ested in the food; his sister is relishing the thought of his burning in hell for eternity; and his wife wants to have mean and surly put on his gravestone. This simmering Souther n stew of family resentments comes to a boil at the funeral, anda family that cant stand one another r ealizes they love each other more than they know. Cast members, including both stage veterans and newcomers, are: Karen Antworth, Mike Bond, Frank Dawedeit, Arlene Filkoff, Veda and Norval (Karen Antworth, center, and Mike Bond) ar e only two o f the quirky neigh b ors who come to give condolences to Raynelle (Arlene Filkoff) in Fernandina Little Theatrs comedy hit, Dearly Departed, playing Aug. 30-Sept. 6 at FLT, 1014 Beech St. SUBMITTED Dearly Departed returns to FLTstage PHOTO COUR TESY OF SANDRA BAKER-HINTON The Starting Line, by Fernandina Beach artist Sandra Baker -Hinton, will grace the T -shir ts for the T ur t le T r ot 5K B each Run set for Sept. 1 at 7:30 a.m. at Main Beach. Salgado set to headline Blues Fest For the News-Leader A war d-winning vocalist/song writer/har monica icon Curtis Salgado, touring in suppor t of his Alligator Records debut CD, Soul Shot, willh eadline the Amelia Island Blues F estival at Main Beach in Fernandina B each on Saturday, Sept. 13. Salgado won three 2013 Blues Music A war d s including the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year. He also won for Soul Blues Male Artist Of TheY ear for the second cons ecutive year and for S oul Blues Album Of The Year (Soul Shot Salgado ef for t lessly mixes R&B, funk and blues with a delivery that is raw and hear tfelt. He moves with ease fr om the most tender ballads to the most S algado TROT Continued on 4B BLUES Continued on 4B FL T Continued on 4B CAMP Continued on 4B
2B F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS T onight at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., Big Red will serve grilled London broil with baked potato and salad from 5:30-7 p.m. for a $10 donation. On Aug. 23 the Legionnaires will serve meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans from 5 -7 p.m. for an $8 donation. Eight Flags Jeep Club of Nassau County is having a membership drive. If you have a dependable Jeep vehicle and want to meet with other enthusiasts then its time to join Northeast Floridas n ewest Jeep club. Every type of Jeep vehicle is welcome in this growing, drug and alcohol free family oriented club. Visit the booth at the Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off today and Aug. 23 at Main Beach in Fernandina Beach or visit www.eightflags j eep.com. Billie McCray, fiber artist, and April Moseley, yoga instructor, invite you to join them for an evening of Yoga & Art, r elaxing through medit ation and medium (fiber art f rom 5-8 p.m. tonight at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Admission is free, but please bring a canned good for theB arnabas food bank. C entred on Yoga is spons oring Yoga on the Dock t o raise funds for Girl Power 2 Cure, an organization working to find a cure for Rett Syndrome, a severe form of autism that strikes young girls. One hundred per c ent of proceeds will go to the o rganization. T he event will take place on the dock at 1225 Gerbing Road on Aug. 23 from 5-6 p.m. (in case of rain relocate to Centred on Yoga at 212B Centre St.). All levels welcome. No yoga experiencen eeded. Just show up with a m at and water. Extra mats will b e available. For information call Elizabeth at Centred on Yoga at 323-2530. Nassau Steampunk will host a meet and greet with refreshments on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Florida House I nn on South Third Street, F ernandina Beach. This is an opportunity for individuals interested in the steampunk genre to get together to forma group, plan outings and socialize. Steampunk clothing is optional. For more informa tion contact Andi Heller at 5 83-5664. ABC Fine Wine & Spirits will host a Craft BeerT asting from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the store, 474574 SR 200, just west of the Shave Bridge. Fee is $10 to sample from 60-plus c raft beers, including a souv enir beer glass and a c oupon to use the night of the event. T he Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its next Brown Bag Lunch on Sept. 3 at noon. Tom Raymond will present T he Eight Flags of Amelia Island Probably Not theE ight You Think, not to pour cold water on the notion but to e xamine the raw facts, the vexillology, the art and science of the regions banners posted over the island over the years. H ell explore the legitimacy, the sovereignty of the original i nhabitants, the explorers and settlers who waved an array o f colors and the evasive nature of history, while poking at a bit of historical revisionism along the way. Attend for some fresh pers pective on the Eight Flags of Amelia Island. This program i s free and open to the public. For information contact Gray a t 261-7378, ext. 102, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The A.L. Lewis Historical Society will open the American Beach Museum with festivities Sept. 5-6 including a reception for donors, board members, county and state officials onS ept. 5 from 6-8 p.m. T he public event is Sept. 6 f rom 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with music, storytelling, art displays and refreshments. Museum tours will be every 30 minutes from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oral history documentation w ill be offered on the commun ity center porch from noon-3 p .m. Organizers also are planning a tribute for MaVynee Betsch, the Beach Lady, for her support of the environ ment and historical significance of American Beach. She died in 2005. Family members will be on hand fort he celebration. F or information contact C arol Alexander at Alexander. email@example.com. The first-ever Amelia Con will be held at the Atlantic A venue Recreation Center and the W oman s C lub on Sept. 5-7. T his event is Amelia I slands anime, comic book, animation, video game, fantasy, sci-fi, and pop culture convention. The day of fun features celebrity and comic book guests, cosplayers, artists,w riters, Q&As, films, exhibits a nd more. T ickets start at $10. For m ore information or to pur chase tickets visit www.ameliacon.com. The Amelia Island Charity Group will host a Navy Seal Foundation Patriot s Day Ladies F ashion Show Luncheon on Sept. 1 1 Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road. Fashions will be shown from Lori & Lulu s. State Rep. Janet Adkins will be the k eynote speaker. Tickets are a $25 donation and all proceeds will benefit the Navy Seal Foundation. Online registrat ion is available at: www. ameliaislandnavysealfounda-t ion.org/events or mail a check payable to the Navy S eal Foundation to P.O. Box 15698, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Contact Carol Carter with any questions at 2619193. Registration deadline is A ug. 31. F ive area storytellers will compete for the title, Island T ales Story Champion, Sept. 19 at St. Peters Episcopal Church. Audience members at the Friends of the Library fundraiser will vote with cash for their favorite stories. P roceeds will help purchase furniture and equipment for t he new Fernandina Beach Library opening next year. Competing will be: Arlene Filkoff; Ron Kurtz; Capt. Kevin McCarthy; Abel Rae; and Yvette Thomas. Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., MFA, who teache s storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University, will s erve as Master of Ceremonies. The program will follow a t icketed reception at 5:30 p.m. w ith island-themed delights from Lulus, a generous pour by Wines by Steve and cash bar. The storytellers take the stage at 7 p.m. Tickets for votes will be on sale the night o f the event. A dvance tickets are $50 at t he library, 25 N. Fourth St.; A melia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St.; and at fernandinaFOL.org (click on whats new, events, then Donate Now). Alimited number of free tickets for the prog ram only (doors open at 6:45 p .m.) are available at the l ibrary. T HEA TER R endezvous Festival, f ormerly the Amelia Island Film Festival, is accepting film submissions for its debut International Film and Music Festival on June 513, 2015 on Amelia Island and American Beach. Submissions accepted in the following categories: U.SS horts, U.S Features, U.S Documentaries, International Shorts, International Features, Animation Shorts and New Category Music Videos. For rules, regulations, submission dates and fees visit www .ren dezvousfestival.com. T he Fernandina Little Theatre presents Dearly Departed, a hilarious com edy about a dysfunctional southern family, opening Aug. 30 at FL T 1014 Beech St. Performances of this longrunning FLThit are Aug. 30a nd Sept. 2, 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 31 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 for all performances except Sept. 2 tickets are $14. Tickets may be purchased in advance at The UPS Store in the island Publix shopping center. FLTis an intimate performance space and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to guaran tee seating availability Visit ameliaflt.org. Amelia Musical Playhouse presents the Off Broadway play The Laramie Project on Sept. 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m. at 1955 Island W alkway Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $15 and are available at the theater, www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com or call the box office at 277-3455. The play, directed by Jef f Goldberg, tells an emotional story based on the real-life murder in 1998 of Mathew Shepard, the victim of this hate crime because he was gay. The play is based upon real life interviews with members of the community who knew Mathew when he attended college in the town. T ownspeople are played by a cast of 22 local actors in short scenes that reflect the impact Mathew had upon the town when he was alive and the effect his death had on both the local and the world community This play contains adult themes and adult language; under 18 with parent or guardian only. The Northeast Florida World Aids Committee will display two wall panels that are replicas of an AIDS quilt in the lobby of Amelia Musical Playhouse from Aug. 30 through Sept. 6. The purpose is to raise awareness about AIDS. In December 2014 an actual AIDS Quilt will be on display at City Hall in Jacksonville during Aids A wareness W eek. Arepresentative from the committee will be present each night of the performanc es of The Laramie Project on Sept. 4, 5 and 6 at Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway, to give out information and answer questions. St. Marys Little Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors on Sept. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at Theatre by the Trax in St. Marys, Ga. Visit www.stmaryslittletheatre.com or call (912 1103 for tickets and information. 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. For more information, call 261-6749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Regions Bank Summer Movie Classics Series returns to the Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville every Sunday at 2 p.m. until Aug. 31. Aug. 24 will feature Field of Dreams on its 25th anniversary. Aug. 31 will feature Goldfinger on its 50th anniversary. Not only are the classic movies shown in a historic venue, but the movies are actual 35mm film shown on a 1927 film projector. Tickets are $7.50 each. Visit www .floridatheatre.com or call (904TS. MUSEUM Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the towns most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establish ment and an earful of colorful tales. T ickets are $25 (must be 21, must show ID); tour begins at the train depot in downtown Fernandina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org. Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the skillful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday like clockwork and lasts approximately one hour Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic A ve. T ickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org for more information. 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 F estival 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 of Johnny Robinson and Roger Hurricane Wilson, followed by The Mojo Roots. On Saturday, the festival will continue with performances from a variety of artists, including headliners Curtis Salgado, John Primer, S amantha 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 B ackwoods Country Jam will be held Sept. 27 at the Callahan Speedway, headl ined by Justin Moore, ACM 2014 New Country Artist of the Year, 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 s tage at 9:30 p.m. There will be food, merchandise and drinks. Tickets are $40 at facebook.com/backwoodscountryjam, Gone Gorgeous (Yulee) and Tastys (Fernandina at ticketmaster.com or call (904 E mail email@example.com. J J a a z z z z F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l J azz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker, a multiple Grammy Award-winner, and monster jazz organ player Tony Monaco will headline the 2014 Amelia Island Jazz F estival, Oct. 16-19. The festival will kick off w ith its annual pre-festival free concert in A melia Park on Oct. 12, with the U.S. Navy B and Southeast. The festival will again feature a Latin Jazz Night, late night Jazz Jams a nd Dixie To Swing Jazz Brunch. The AIJF also will present a Jazz In The Schools program, clinics, jam sessions and more to be announced. Call (904.ameliaisl andjazzfestival.com or email info@ameliaisl andjazzfestival.com for tickets and informat ion. 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 Vision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee. Members play all types of dul-c imer music from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. P lease bring several copies of your favorite m usic 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.I t welcomes all interested persons to join t hem for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at t he Yulee 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 A melia River Cruises Adult BYOB T w ilight Tours are held Friday and S aturday. 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 2 25-2000. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d T he Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpuban deats for information on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s David s Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. E E m m e e r r a a l l d d G G o o a a t t The Emerald Goat, 96106 Lofton Square, Yulee. Live music. Email bill@thepalacesal oon.com. 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 Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal c ollection of thousands of records. Call 3212324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at email@example.com. I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence H olmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. D ress is casual. For information call Holmes a t 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina B each, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing beechflye 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., presents 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. C all 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar a nd Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 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.sandybottomsa melia.com. S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e S eabreeze Sports Bar in the Days Inn on Sadler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Shef fields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007,a nd Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p .m. W e dnesdays. Starting July 24, S heffields 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. n ightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, r eggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macys in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit 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 A ve., presents karaoke on the deck, Mondays at 7 p.m. and live music on the deck from 6-10 p.m. T uesday-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 calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Per r y at firstname.lastname@example.org. MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-b y3 box contain the numbers 1 thr ough 9 S olution will appear in the W ednesday B-section. W ednesday August 20 Solution O UTAND A BOUT B B U U Y Y I I N N G G , S S E E L L L L I I N N G G O O R R T T R R A A D D I I N N G G . P P L L A A C C E E A A N N A A D D I I N N 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 C C L L A A S S S S I I F F I I E E D D S S . C C A A L L L L 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 .
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY A U GUST 22, 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 D oug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm W ednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTV isitors 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 WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL ENew Vision Congregational Church,U U C C C CWorship Sundays at 10:00 am96074 Chester Road in YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. 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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: 261-9527Where heart & mind meet Christ in love & service Stepping-stones and the pace of grace T he house where I live I love it. Actually, I had the privilege of buildi ng it with my own two hands. Well, sort of; a good friend and I did it t ogether. From the ground to the roof, it was a huge project. It took us three and a half years just to get it to the point where we could move in. Apart from my full-time job of p astoring, I spent every waking hour, and a few Im sure while a sleep, just trying to finish it. Though I love working with my h ands, by the time we moved in, I was cooked. I didnt even want to see a hammer or paint brush in a sales flyer much less in my hand. Eventually, and with a little coaxing f rom my wife, the enjoyment of small household projects came back. T hanks to my wifes decorative t ouches, nowadays, my home is one of m y favorite places to be. T hrough the building process, I learned something. I actually like working with my wife. O K, its true; every now and then we d ont agree on certain things, but in t he end, the projects we work on together always seem to turn out nice. Add to that the fact that I usuall y glean some great insights from the Lord while working with my w ife, and it makes our time together e xtremely rewarding. Take for instance the recent stepp ing-stones I wanted to put down between our house and the gazebo I b uilt for her. Though initially my wife wasnt sure it was the right next project to tackle, once I bought a few, and began to put them down, she was all in especially when it c ame to how far apart they should be spaced. F or me, my approach was simple. Realizing I have a large span to my s tep, I placed the stones a little closer than was comfortable for me. I thought by doing so I would make everyone happy. When my wife walked on them, she didnt agree. T o her they needed to be much closer. After we went back and forth a f ew times I finally caved in. C onsidering our aging mothers who no doubt would walk on them, I reali zed my wife was right. Shortly after that, God began to speak to me. T here, while walking on the freshly laid stones, which initially to me were way too close, I became aware of my pace. It was a lot slower than normal. The pace of grace, t he Lord said. The words were those I had heard before through a fellow p astor, but this time they came straight from the Lord to me. My life w as moving entirely too fast and God was trying to get my attention. From meeting to meeting, to project to project, I had become out of balance with my pace of life. Like a l ong-distance runner, the Lord wanted me to find a better stride. My curr ent one, no doubt, had me headed f or disaster. Gods pace of grace when were i n it, everything flows in harmony. When were not, look out. Its only a m atter of time before our frail humanity shows up. For me the lesson is clear. When I trust the Lord to meet all the demands pressing on my life, and stop striving to fix e verything in my own strength, His grace appears and things work out. Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am the one who has l aid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: whoever believes will not be in haste. (Isaiah 28:16) R obert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters World Outreach Center. email@example.com RELIGION NOTES D D i i n n n n e e r r f f u u n n d d r r a a i i s s e e r r Hot fish sandwiches will be a vailable at 4 p.m. Friday and Sunday evenings at First Missionary Baptist Church, 20 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach, for a small donation. Pr oceeds will benefit Fernandina Beach residentM aybelle Kirkland-Brown, w ho is enter ed in the contest t o become Union St. James Association Queen. C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t e e R R e e c c o o v v e e r r y y First Assembly of God, 302 South 14th St., Fer nandina Beach, is hosting a series of Celebrate Recovery classes, a training course for those ministering to or struggling with a life-controlling condition. Acquire the skills to bring liberty to the lives of those trapped in life-contr ol ling conditions. For information call 261-6448. T T h h e e C C l l o o s s e e t t o o p p e e n n s s Emmanuel For His Glor y Community Outreach Ministries announces the opening of The Closet for those in need of clothing and shoes for men, women and children. The ministry also is accepting clothing donations. The Closet is cur r ently located in the Hickory Village subdivision (Miner Road 86292 Sand Hickory Trail. For information contact Lois Cook at 624-3501. M M e e n n s s c c o o n n f f e e r r e e n n c c e e Men thr oughout Nor th F lorida ar e invited to attend a conference sponsored by the Diocese of St. Augustine s Center for Family Life, on Aug. 23 fr om 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Wyndham Riverwalk in Jacksonville. Speakers include Father L arry Richards, founder and p resident of The Reason for o ur Hope Foundation; Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, TV and radio host on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN a nd founder of Ignatius Productions; Doug Barry, founder of RADIX; and Bishop Felipe J. Estevez of the Diocese of St. Augustine. T he conference is open to men high school age and o lder. In addition to Mass, confession will be offered throughout the day. Cost includes lunch and is $50. For information call Deacon Larry Geinosky, (904 B B u u r r n n e e y y P P a a r r k k s s e e r r v v i i c c e e O n Aug. 24 at 10 a.m., U nity Isle of Light will hold a special summer service at Burney Park on American Beach. Come as you are and join in a time of meditation and a reflection on the topic, I Am Whole and Complete, Just As I Am. All ar e invited f or a casual beachside service a nd children are welcome. U nity Isle of Light is a start-up spiritual community on Amelia Island that meets on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at the American Beach Community Center T o learn more about U nity Isle of Light contact M arcia Brown, spiritual leader a nd coor d inator at 415-0822. C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e w w o o r r s s h h i i p p A creative worship service will kick off the new church year on Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at New V ision Congregational C hurch, UCC, 96072 Chester R oad in Y ulee. W o rship will celebrate the conversation between the music of two flutes and piano as a metaphor for the conversation and transformation possible when we gather in faith. Music will be by Pegge Ealuma nd Susan Magg on flute and J ane Lindberg on piano. T his service will also include a blessing of the children, and their backpacks, for the school year. Visit www. NewV isionCongr e gationalCh urch.org, find them on Facebook or contact the Rev. Mary K endrick Moore at 238-1822. S S p p e e c c i i a a l l s s p p e e a a k k e e r r Living Waters World Outreach Center will host Bruce A ssaf of Blow the Trumpet International on Aug. 24 at 9 :30 a.m. Bruce is from a Middle East background with years of missionary endeavors in former communist and wartorn countries. Bruce brings both clarity and focus to radical Islam and what it means in l ight of end-time Bible prophec y He has written five books, i ncluding B ehind the Veil of Islam. Living Waters World Outreach Center is at the corner of A1A and Brady Point Road, just west of the Shave Bridge. Call 321-2117 for information. 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 ? ? I f you ar e inter ested in becoming Catholic or are a Catholic who would like to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at St.M ichaels Catholic Church on T uesdays, from 6:45-8:15 p.m., s tar t ing on Aug. 26. For mor e infor m ation, call 261-3472. F F r r e e e e d d i i n n n n e e r r Springhill Baptist Church will ser ve meals for individu als and families in need in the a rea on Thursday, Aug. 28 f r om 5-6:30 p.m. at the c hur c h, 941017 Old Nassauville Road. Meals ar e ser v ed on the four t h Thursday of each month. The church also delivers meals to those who cannot come. For information call 261-4741. B B l l e e s s s s o o u u r r y y o o u u t t h h g g o o s s p p e e l l c c o o n n c c e e r r t t Historic Macedonia AME Church of Fernandina Beach pr esents Al W a lker and the Walkers by Faith plus Jacksonvilles Mighty Saints o f God, featuring their hit song, Savior, in concert on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. Ages 18 and under admitted free. All others, tickets are $ 10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 1-800-445-3787. B less our youth and join in this celebration of faith and love. Macedonia AME Church is located in Fernandina Beach at the corner of Beech and Ninth streets. W W o o 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 T he She is Str ong W omens Conference will take place Sept. 11-13 New Life Christian Fellowship with powerful services and guest speakers Bianca Olthoff and Lisa Whittle Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Satur day at 10 a.m. R egister online at www.nlcf org or call (904 E arly bir d r egistration is $25. Fee is $35 after Sept. 1. Childcare for infants through age 5 provided with registration. P P r r i i n n c c e e o o f f P P e e a a c c e e Prince of Peace Lutheran C hurch, 2600 Atlantic Ave., a cross from Fort Clinch, h olds a ser v ice 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 com munion at 11 a.m. The Rev I da E. Iverson is pastor. P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p Mom, me Playgr o up for moms and infants-pr e school ers meets every Thursday morning in Noahs Place at First Pr esbyterian Chur ch, 9 N. Sixth St. Noahs Place is o pen from 9 a.m.-noon for m oms to gather, socialize and n etwork while children grow and learn through play and interaction. All are welcome. If you have questions, call 2613837 or visit www .first-pr e sbyterian-church-32034.org. PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette Awana Clubs kick-off Springhill Baptist Church w ill begin its Awana Clubs for kids meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. with a free d inner for all families who regi ster their kids. After dinner, b eginning at 6 p.m., will be a time of registration and orientation. The evening will conclude with game time and prizes for the kids. Parents are asked to accompany their children this first evening to m eet the leaders and learn a bout the A wana program. A wana is a global, nonprofit ministry with fully integrated evangelism and longterm discipleship programs for kids in pre-K through fifth grade that actively involves par ents and chur ch leaders. E ach week, mor e than 2 mill ion childr en and youth, 330,000 volunteers and 260 f ield staff take part in Awana in 30,000 churches around the world. Offered through local c hurches, Awana reaches kids w here theyre at and walks a longside them in their faith journey. Every Wednesday night the kids are given a chance to recite Bible verses they have memorized during the week, hear a story from the Bible a nd participate in game time. A wards are given each week a s kids complete sections of their Awana handbook. Come and learn more about what Springhill Baptist Church has to offer your family Call the chur ch of f ice at 261-4741. The chur ch is locat e d at 941017 Old Nassauville R oad, Fer nandina Beach. Bible study classes Amelia Island Community Bible Study classes ar e taking registration for the 2014-15 year that begins the week ofS ept. 8. CBS is made up of g roups of men or women seeki ng to find out what the Bible teaches. Each member will r e ceive study guides with homework to be completed each week by class day The lesson will then be reviewed in small groups c alled Core Groups, then a t eaching summar y is given. T he groups are non-threatening, where no one is called upon to answer or pray Speaking out is up to the individual. If you have been wonder ing what all this Bible talk is about, want something morem eaningful in your life or feel s omething is missing, or if you a re looking for friendships that a re deep and caring, CBS may be the place for you. They welc ome all, fr om those who have never studied the Bible to sea soned believers. CBS is a nondenominational international ministryw ith Amelia Baptist Church h osting the Amelia Island c lasses. V i ew a short video at www.communitybiblestudy.or g/aboutus. Adult classes: Men s Evening meeting Mondays fr om 7-8:30 p.m., Norm Purdue, 206-0588, n firstname.lastname@example.org W omen s Evening m eeting Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m., Nancie Waldron, 2618507, email@example.com, or Barbara T ucker 261-9969 W omens Day meeting 9:30-11:30 a.m. (a childrens program is available for babies-h igh school), Kathleen Minor, 2 25-8125, firstname.lastname@example.org T he groups meet for 30 w eeks, beginning the week of Sept. 8 through early May, w ithin the school calendar
4B F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 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 Youth art classes will be h eld at the Island Art Association Educational C enter on Aug. 30, including Childrens Art for ages 6-9, 1011 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.; and Middle School Art for ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m. C lasses are led by Diane Hamburg. Pre-register at the I sland 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 Exhibit takes place through Aug. 31 at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., S t. Augustine. Fernandina Beach artist T heogenes Jose Garcia-Luina is featured in the juried show. F or information contact email@example.com. The gallery 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 T he Amelia Island Plantation ArtistsGuild &G allery presents Progeny, a childrens art exhibit, through S ept. 20. The paintings and drawings installed in the cornerg allery are from the gallery memberschildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. This collection will hang for only a limited time so be sure to take a look at the original works of art from budding y oung artists. The gallery is l ocated at 94 Amelia Village C ircle at the Omni Spa & Shops. Open Tuesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. S S o o l l o o e e x x h h i i b b i i t t F ernandina Beach artist J ulianne French is holding her f irst solo art exhibition, Ruin, at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 101 W e st 1st St., Jacksonville. Twenty-three of her charcoal and ink drawings of ancient and modern architec-t ure will be on display until A ug. 29. M useum admission is free and hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. French investigates architectural design and how designs from specific culturesa nd periods can convey univ ersal meaning. S he teaches Humanities, Art History, Literature and the Arts and A rt A ppreciation to gifted students in grades nine through 12 at Fernandina Beach High School. Frenchs work may also be viewed at www .julian n efrench.com. S S a a p p s s t t o o P P u u l l p p The exhibit Saps to Pulp, paintings by Eliza Holliday, is featured through Aug. 31 at the SanJon Gallery 218 Ash St., downtown Fernandina Beach. Local artist Holliday is featuring her Stuck Behind the Log Truck paintings, framed original acrylics in a variety of sizes. For information, contact Eliza Holliday at 556-2517 or Sandra Baker Hinton at the SanJon Gallery at 491-8040. ART WORKS Francis Flood, Stephen France, Amelia Hart, Lily Maritz, Joe Parker, Annette Rawls and Shannon Shaw The pr oduction is again directed by FLT Managing Ar tistic Director Kate Hart. Dearly Departed performances are Aug. 30 and Sept. 2, 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m., with a 4:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St. Tickets are $16.50 for all per for mances except for Sept. 2, when they ar e $14. Tickets can be purchased in advance at The UPS Store in the island Publix shopping center. FLT is an intimate space, and patr ons ar e encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee seat ing. For infor mation visit ameliaflt.org. Go to www .r unnersclub. com to register for the race that is run entirely on the beach. Visit Amelia SanJon Gallery to see the original painting, which is a 30by 40inch acr ylic on canvas. The gallery is located on the corner of Thir d and Ash str eets in downtown Fer nandina Beach. Call 491-8040. The gallery is open daily from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., except Sunday when it closes at 4 p.m. full-throated stompers. S algado will perform Sept. 13 starting at 6:50 p.m. Festival tickets range from $5 to $75, with children under 12 admitted free. Visit www.ameliaislandbluesfest.co m for the complete festival l ineup and detailed ticket information. S oul Shot was produced by funk and R&B guitarist Marlon McClain, drummer Tony Braunagel and co-produced by Salgado. It speaks loud and clear to contemporary audiences, carrying on t he timeless spirit of 1960s and s R&B. The album feat ures four Salgado originals and seven carefully chosen covers. Born Feb. 4, 1954 in Everett, Wash., Salgado grew up in Eugene, Ore. His home was always filled with music. His parents collection included everything from Count B asie to Fats Waller, and his older brother and sister turned him on to the soul and blues of Wilson Pickett and Muddy Waters. He attended a Count Basie performance when he was 13 and decided then and there that music was his calling. Curtis began d evouring the blues of Little Walter and Paul Butterfield, fell in love with the harmonica and taught himself to play. Salgado played his first p rofessional gigs when he w as 16, and by 18 he was a lready making a name for himself in Eugenes bar scene with vocal and musical influ ences including Otis Redding to O.V. Wright, Johnnie Taylor, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson I and II, Lightnin Hopkins, H owlin W olf, Otis Spann and M agic Sam. With his band The Nighthawks, he became a must-see act in Eugene and throughout the Northwest. Salgado earned a reputationf or high-intensity performance s and a repertoire that was i nfor m ed by his encyclopedic knowledge of blues, soul and R&B music. In 1977, comedian/actor John Belushi was in Eugene filming Animal House. During downtime from film-i ng, Belushi caught a typically b alls-out Salgado performa nce. After w ar ds the two got to talking and a friendship grew. Before long Salgado began playing old r ecor d s for Belushi, teaching him about blues and R&B. Belushi soaked up the music like as ponge and soon developed h is idea for The Blues B r o thers, first as a skit on Saturday Night Live and then as a major motion picture and a best-selling r ecor d album and concer t tour As Salgado was getting more serious about his career, he realized some of his bandm ates were not. It was then t hat Salgado joined for ces with his friend Rober t Cray and began playing together as The Robert Cray Band. As the stature of the group grew, Salgado found himself sharing stages with blues icons like Muddy Waters, Bobby Bland and Bonnie Raitt. After Salgado and Cray parted ways in 1982, Cur tis went on to fr ont Roomful Of Blues, singing and touring with them from 1984 thr ough 1986. Back home in Oregon, he formed a new band, Curtis Salgado & The Stilettos. He wrote many new songs, and honed his band to a razors edge beforer eleasing his first solo album in 1991. His friend and fan Steve Miller invited Cur tis and his band to open for him on a summer shed tour in 1992. Two years later, Salgado spent the summer on the r oad singing with Santana. In 1997 he per for med in fr ont of an audience of millions on NBC televisions Late Night With Conan OBrien. Salgado then joined forces with Shanachie Records in 1999, putting out four critically acclaimed albums over the next nine years. In 2006 Salgado was side lined when he under went a successful liver transplant and then shortly afterwards was diagnosed with and then beat lung cancer. Like so many musicians, Curtis had no health insurance. His medical expenses were paid for in part by a huge outpouring of love and money fr om his fellow musicians and his Nor thwest fan base. He bounced back with a perfect bill of health in 2008, releasing Clean Getaway. Now with Soul Shot, Salgado is ready for more, tougher and mor e focused than ever Always give it your best, he says. Be honest and be real. Treat every show like its the biggest night of your life. several activities in the Seashor e cur riculum and will also make a lap book of their activities. Wild Amelia is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate residents and visitors about the wildlife and wild places of Amelia Island. The Junior Naturalist pr ogram, based on the Junior Ranger pr o gram in America s National Parks, is only one of W ild Amelias year-round educational efforts all of which culminate in a three-day nature festival in May. The ninth annual Wild Amelia Natur e Festival will be held from May 15-17 on and ar ound Amelia Island. For mor e infor mation about the pr ogram and the other programs Wild Amelia offers, visit wildamelia.com and Wild Amelia on Facebook. BLUES Continued from 1B FLT Continued from 1B CAMP Continued from 1B TRO T Continued fr om 1B QUOTES FROM SHAKESPEARE The Island Art A ssociation is exhibiting its juried Nouveau Art show, Quotes From Shakespeare, through Oct. 5. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Curator Holly K eris was the judge. The IAA Gallery is l ocated at 18 N. Second St. View the exhibit during regular gallery hours. Call 261-7020 or visit www.islandart.org for more information. Walt Petersen, top r ight, won Best of Show for his sculpture, Gold o r Silver or Lead. He also won third place for his wire sculpture, Stage. Denise Murphys glass pieces won first place for Liquid Pearl t he Bladed Grass and second place for Leather Skin & Horns to Wear, middle right. Paul Massing, below right, is featuring his artwork as the featured artist of the month for August. Larger than Life Portraits by Massing a re on display at The C ourtyard Pub and Eats t hrough Aug. 28. T he six large portraits a re of various people in t he Amelia Island comm unity. One is The Piano Man, John Springer who entertains customers ThursdayS aturday in the restaur ants piano bar. T he Courtyard restaur ant is located at 316 C entre St., downtown F ernandina Beach. SUBMITTED PHOTOS INGO! THE WINNING MUSICAL AT ACT Bingo! The Winning Musical continues at Amelia Community Theatre at 8 p.m. today and Aug. 23 and Aug. 27-30 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24 at 207 Cedar St. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for students and are available at ameliacommunitytheatr e.or g or by calling 2616749. During this musical comedy the audience plays bingo too. Pictured are cast members Richard Williams, Catherine Henry, Judy T ipton, Zoe Stein and TeresaAr nold Simmons. SUBMITTED Find The News-Leaderon the World Wide Web www.fbnewsleader.com Read the news, e-mail the staff, check the classifieds, or subscribe to Floridas Oldest Weekly Newspaper! 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AMELIA FARMERS MARKET CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H OMES 5B F R IDAY A U GUST 22, 2014/News-Leader The Amelia Farmers Market, aka the Fernandina F armers Market, is excited to announce the return of Olive A ffairs. Olive Affairs offers gourm et tapenades, award-winning tomato bisque soup, garlic herb butter and all types of olives at the market every Saturday. This also is the S aturday for the Proper Pie Company, with their savory a nd sweet authentic British and Irish pies. Crowd favorites i nclude the classic chicken shepherds pie, the steak, onion and cheese, and the sweet barbecue pulled pork. They also offer vegetarian pies s uch as their vegetarian curry and spinach and ricotta. B anger rolls, sausage rolls, and scotch eggs are also availa ble. Also at the market Aug. 23 will be Deep Roots Meat. The Platt family guarantees you the healthiest beef possible by n ot allowing it out of their control until it reaches you. They breed and raise their cows, only use natural fertilizers and never antibiotics or hormones. The cattle are fed only grasse s, forages and hay they bale f rom their own property. They w ill have ground beef, London broil, old-fashioned bologna, fresh beef sausage, chuck roasts, soup bones, stew meat, and several types of hand-cut steaks. Devis Indian Cuisine will h ave many different types of p roduce to add to her lineup of I ndian dishes. Check out her tomatoes, blueberries, squash, okra, peppers, kale, mangoes, avocados and watermelon. Gilded Gourmet, a small, family owned and operated company, will have handmade jams, jellies, spices and sauces.S ome of their jams include the Blueberry Crumbe Jam, which is excellent on toast w ith a cup of coffee, Blackberry Rum Jam with spiced r um and sweet tart blackberries, and Celebration Jam m ade with Brut Champagne and fresh strawberries. They also offer a Sweet Heat BBQ sauce made with Datil peppers, which provide a unique f lavor only found in Northeast Florida. S top by Flagship Coffees, who is at the Market every S aturday. This small batch coffee roaster has a highly curated selection of artisanal coffees sourced from organic Fair Trade farms. They put their s eal of approval and the roast date on every bag. Goodness S nows Chocolates offers small batch gourmet chocol ate. This chocolate started as a homemade concoction while they honed their craft and the same homemade touch can still be appreciated every S aturday at the market. Coastal Shrimp, Nassau County natives that work with local boat captains, bring the freshest, local seafood available to the market. They a lways have shrimp, flounder, g rouper and usually a capt ains surprise. Fresh from the oven every Saturday are Spouses fruit pastries, cinnamon buns, fruit-filled cobblers, mini-pies, muffins, sliced multi-grain and sourdough bread, focaccias and meat p ies. There is something new e very week. T he market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. No pets, please. Call 557-4202 or visit www.ameliafarmersmarket.com, where you can also sign up for the E-MailN ewsletter. ea Your History this weekend ST. AUGUSTINE--For more than four centuries, S panish maritime culture has shaped the city of St. Augustine. This weekend, Aug. 23-24, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum will honor this important part of the citys heritage during Sea Your History Weekend. Events and activities will include a p resentation from Dr. Sam Turner as well as demonstrations by the Menorcan and Los Floridanos Societies. Throughout the year, our Sea Your History Weekends enhance our everyday visitor experience with a closer look at unique parts of St. Augustines e clectic heritage, said Executive Director Kathy A. Fleming. e are excited to honor not only our rich Spanish past at this weekends event, but also the wonderful Menorcan culture and all that it has brought to our city Festivities will begin on S aturday at 3 p.m. with a presentation on the early Spanish maritime culture and landscape of St. Augustine by Turner,d irector of archaeology at the museum. Turner holds a PhD i n Spanish and Spanish American studies from Kings College o f the University of London. He is a published scholar, adjunct professor at Flagler College and expert on the hist oric journey and discoveries of Juan Ponce de Leon. Sunday morning, activities will resume with traditional wooden boatbuilding on the lighthouse grounds from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers will demonstrate the art of ancient boatbuilding as they continue work o n three vessels currently under construction at the lighthouse boatworks. Tickets for a drawing to win one of the boats will be available as well. From 1-4 p.m., members of the Los Floridanos Society and the Menorcan Society will be in the lighthouse courtyard shari ng the history and heritage of their ancestors in period attire. The Los Floridanos are descendants from the St. Augustine settlers who arrived during the first Spanish occupation (1565-1763 ceded the Florida colony to Britain in 1763, the majority of S panish St. Augustine residents fled to Cuba. Only a few members of the Los Floridanos remained, including ManuelS olana and Francisco Sanchez, whose descendants still live in S t. Augustine. The Menorcans immigrated t o St. Augustine in 1777, after escaping harsh conditions in New Smyrna Beach. Approximately 700 Menorcans a rrived in St. Augustine and were granted land inside the city walls by British governor Patrick Tonyn. Many of these hardworking settlers from the Mediterranean island of Menorca took on integral roles in St. Augustine, especially at the light station. Menorcans J uan Andreu, Joseph Andreu, Maria Andreu and Jerome Lopez all worked as head keepers or first assistant keepers during their respective service periods at the light station. Lopez will be featured in the upcoming At Home with the Harns interactive exhibit openi ng at the museum this October. In addition to this weekends festivities, two more Sea Your History Weekends are planned for 2014. Award-winning chef Richard Hetzler from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian will conduct a cooking d emonstration on Saturday, Sept. 6, to celebrate Floridas Native American culture. University of Maryland professor Dr. Richard James Bell will give a presentation on Sept. 20 highlighting the British heritage of St. Augustine. Grant funding for Sea Your H istory Weekends is provided in part by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. Access to all Sea Your History events is included with a general admission ticket to the museum. Tickets are $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for children and seniors. Guided spec ialty tours are also available. For more information, visit www.staugustinelighthouse.or g/SYH. The museum is located at 81 Lighthouse Ave., Saint Augustine. Call (904 829-0745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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A donation will qualify you for a drawing to win a Bean Can Bee House. For information call the Extension Of fice at 879-1019. N N a a t t u u r r e e p p h h o o t t o o g g r r a a p p h h y y E ver dr e amed of getting the per f ect shot of a great blue heron in flight or a bumblebee nestled on a flower? Join a photographer and natur e enthusiast on Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. for a leisurely stroll on the Fair way Loop T r ail and learn techniques to help capture the beauty of the maritime for est and salt marsh on film. Bring your own camera and photography supplies, sturdy shoes, bug spray, sunscreen and water. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on For t Geor ge Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the pr o gram is fr e e. Contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904 2320. Visit www.floridastate parks.org. S S e e a a t t u u r r t t l l e e s s J oin a park ranger and learn about the lifecycle of the sea tur t le and the impor tance of these cr eatur e s on Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the pr ogram is fr ee. C ontact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904 2320. V i sit www .floridastate parks. or g. W W i i l l d d f f l l o o w w e e r r c c l l a a s s s s On Sept. 3 at 10 a.m., Master Gardener Claudie Speed will conduct a Landscape Matters class on wildflowers. Enjoy the beauty and color of our roadside wildflowers, and, yes, even the weeds in bloom. Learn the important part wildflowers play in our ecology and the surprising uses of these plants in our food and medici nal chain. The class will take place at the Yulee Extension office. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 879-1019.
6B F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
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Two sizes available to meet your companys needs. PAINTING B B o o b b s s I I r r r r i i g g a a t t i i o o n n & & L L a a n n d d s s c c a a p p i i n n g g I I n n c c . Full Service Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design & Installation Irrigation Installation & Repair Outdoor Lighting Solutions Seasonal Lighting Projects Sod Installation & Repair Concrete Pavers & Fire Pits Deck Installation & Repair Retaining Walls &Ponds Grading Services & Drainage904-261-5040ES12000919 bobsirrigationlandscape.com Scott LawsonSales ConsultantChris LoweSales ConsultantRon Anderson464054 SR 200 Yulee(904Serving Nassau County for over 20 years with WERE STILLHERE! NEW& USED CARS LAWN MAINTENANCE CABINETRY CONCRETE 6Seamless Aluminum GuttersFINANCINGAVAILABLE When It Rains Be Prepared.(904261-1940LICENSED&INSUREDLowell Duster AMELIA ISLAND GUTTERS PRESSURE WASHINGRAYOROURKEHouses Trailers Patios Driveways etc.Wood Decks Cleaned & ResealedFREEESTIMATES261-4353 PRESSURE WASHING Patios Sidewalks & driveway add-ons, starting at$749Wewill meet or beat any reasonable quotes .Highest Quality Lowest PricesLicensed & BondedOffice: (904 Cell: (904 THIS SPACE AVAILABLEAdvertise In The News-Leader Service Directory! Call 261-3696 and find out how to put your advertising dollars to work for you! Place an Ad! Call 261-3696 Need Your House or Business Cleaned?Call(904for Free Estimate ISLAND BREEZE CLEANING SERVICES HANDYMANInterior & Exterior Work 15 Years Experience No Job Too Big. Senior & War Vet Discounts(904608 cell (586NOMONEYDOWN CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION COMPUTER SERVICES HOME REPAIRHOME INSPECTIONSSTATE CERTIFIEDLocally Owned &Operated904-491-4383 LAWN MAINTENANCE Affordable Custom Cabinetsfernandinasaffordablecustomcabinetry.com904-945-2139 Licensed & Insured #CGC1510728Osborne Construction Inc.State General ContractorCustom Homes, Additions, Home Repair All Types, Siding, Windows & Doors, Decks, Fences and out building904-753-1156 AMELIA TECH-BYTESResidential Tech Services By Appointment PC Training Mac Setup Smartphone Networking Tablet Repair 557-6586 GARAGE DOORSSERVICEDIRECTORY ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 02 Lost & Found HIRING EXPERIENCED MANAGERS All Shifts Full time3Nassau County l ocationsPlease send resum to firstname.lastname@example.org Fernandina Beach Golf Club h as these positions available:GolfOperations and Cart Attendant at Fernandina Beach Golf ClubP lease apply in person at Fernandina 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 LOST KEYS w/pink clip & Hyundai clicker, in vicinity of Yulee Winn-Dixie parking lot. Please call Leslie at (904 583-0223. I f You Have Lost Your Pet p lease check the Nassau Humane Society facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next to the airport (904 Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078L icense Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers l icense building (904 1 04 Personals ADOPT loving married couple seeks to adopt, will be hands-on mom & dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855 Adam Sklar #0150789. ANF 105 Public Notice EMPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted SOUTHEASTERN BANK Open position for Charlton Count y GA and Nassau Count y FL Markets: Lending Officer R equires minimum of 5 y ears lending experience and portfolio management. Responsibilities include originating and underwriting retail, small business & commercial loans, dev elopment of customer relationships and engagement in business development opportunities. Excellent benefit package. Salary c ommensurate with experience. Submit resume to Southeastern Bank, H R Dept., P. O. Box 455, Darien, GA 31305. EOE P ART-TIME COOK B outique Hotel seeks part-time e vening cook (2PM-10PM light ev ening fare two da y s weekly P osition will require Sunda y mornings beginning at 7:30AM. P osition pa y s $ 10HR Plus Gratuities. Respond with brief resume to P.O. Box 16766-P,F e rnandina Beach, FL 32035. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Domestic violence shelter in St. Marys, GA. Full time, exempt. Responsible for management of shelter. $35,000s tarting salary. B.A. or B.S. required w ith experience in social services. Goals, budgets, leadership, grant writing and fundraising experiencer equired. Must have managed a staff p reviously, with successful work and accomplishment history. By 9/3/14, send letter and resume to: Position, P.O. Box 5159, St. Marys, GA 31558 or e mail to: email@example.com D RIVERS: $ 5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS M ust have outgoing personality. Apply o nline at www.walgreens.com and come by and introduce yourself. PART-TIME DESK AGENT Boutique Hotel seeks part-time front desk agent who is flexible to work d ay/mid or evening shifts two or three days per week. Position pays $10.50HR Plus Gr atuities. Respond with brief resume to P.O. Box 16766-P, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical claims from home. Call the F ederal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1(877TC-HELP. A message from the News-Leader and the FTC. SEEKING PART-TIME SALES ASSOCIATE for 15-20 hrs per week. Applicant must have basic computer skills and retail experience preferred. Applicant must be able to multi-task and have outstanding customer service skills. An application can be pick ed up at The UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Rd. or email resumes to theupsstore.com No phone calls please. S EEKING PATIENT RELATIONS COORDINATOR First Coast Oncology Amelia Island. Bachelors degree preferred. Coordinate patient care by schedulinga ppointments, v erif ying insur a nce and obtaining medical records. Sendr esume to jan@firstcoastoncology .com YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (PT at Nassau Boys & Girls Club looki ng for an individual with high energy who loves working with youth ages 61 8. Responsibilities include ensuring programs, services and activities p repare youth for success. Send resume to jobs@bgcnf .org D ENTAL OFFICE FRONT DESK W e are looking for an outgoing, friendly, organiz e d person to help with front d esk duties in our caring family orient e d dental practice. Computer skills r equired. Dental assisting skills or p re-vious front desk experience is p refer-red. Send resume' to Mark Olbina, DDS, 1699 S. 14th St., Suite 21, Fernandina or fax to (904 8604 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SEEKING PART TIME ONCOLOGY SOCIAL WORKER First Coast Oncology Amelia Island. M SW & Florida license preferred. Provide supportive services to patients a nd families. Send resume to Jennifer@firstcoastoncology .com FT/PT SIGN TECHNICIAN Growing local sign compan y looking for e xperienced sign tech to build and i nstall signs. Submit resume to: s email@example.com EXPERIENCED FRAME CARPENTERS a nd Framers n eeded for immediate hire. Must have reliable transportation and personal hand tools. Call 206-1287 between 8:00am-4:00pm MonFri. E MPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted YDS COMPUTER SPECIALIST (PT Nassau Boys & Girls Club looking for an individual with high energy ande xperience in computer programs. This includes Microsoft Office, Keyboarding, Internet and Education Programs. Must love working with youth age 6-18. Send resume to jobs@bgcnf .org S UBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED Amelia Island Montessori School is s eeking Substitute T eachers to assist in classrooms as needed. Experience is p referred but not required. Pay is $10$12 an hour, based upon education. Please submit a resume to Phyllis Rouse at p h firstname.lastname@example.org o m or call Linda at (904 E XPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS is currently seeking a Customer Service Clerk for our NassauC ounty client. Three years previous experience in an office setting preferred. Call (912 more information. IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITY with Martex Services on Amelia Island for a r eliable janitor W ork includes policing grounds in a resort community, cleani ng common areas, trash removal, etc.. P art time -must be able to work w eek ends and holidays. Reliable transportation and clean driving record required. Experience preferred. Excellent benefits and compensation. Apply i n person at Martex Services, 1417 A v e ry R oad, F ernandina Beach or call 9 04-261-5364 for more info NewDUNKIN DONUTS / BASKIN ROBBINSin Fernandina looking to f ill all positions. Training provided. Apply in person at 1954 S. 8th St. on Monday, Aug. 25 from 10am-noon. TEACHERS NEEDED at Step By Step Learning Center I. Apply in person at1 986 Citrona Dr 2 01 Help Wanted 2 01 Help Wanted Y DS PERFORMING ARTS (PT Miller Boys & Girls Club looking for an individual with high energy and experience in performing arts. This program involves theater, talent shows, poetry recitals, etc. Must love working with youth age 6-18. Send resume to jobs@bgcnf .org ATHLETIC DIRECTOR (FT Nassau Boys & Girls Club looking for an individual with high energy and experience i n health and physical education. R esponsibilities include developing and implementing sports and health related programs for youth ages 6 to 18. Send resume to jobs@bgcnf .org EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERSearn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. (843 / www .bulldoghiw a y .com EOE. ANF THE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND is looking for expd Food & Beverage Serv e rs, Line Cook & Catering A ssistant. Call 277-8015 or come by to c omplete application at 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy. DISHWASHER Part-time, seasonal work at Greyfield Inn on Cumberland i sland. Boat transportation to/from C umberland daily. Call for info (912 6 74-2477. CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy Equipment Operator training. 3 wk hands on program. Bulldozers, backhoes, excavators. Lifetime job placement assistance. National Certifications. VAb enefits eligible. (866 DRIVERS CDL-A. New regional opportunities. Great home time. Exp Solos 40/miles. 1/mile increase each yr. NO CAP! Extra pay forH azmet! 888-928-6011, www.Drive4Total.com. ANF NASSAU COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING is seeking an energetic p erson for Activities Coordinator to p lan and coordinate activities for senior citizens. must be proficient in Microsoft office and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Part-time position 25 hours/week. Send res-u mes to email@example.com Visit www .coanassau.com for more information. RACEWAY IN YULEE is now hiring for both the Yulee and Kingsland locations. Cashier experience preferred. Please stop by the Yulee store to complete an application. EVENING COOK Boutique Hotel seeks full-time evening c ook (2PM-10PM e vening fare. Position pays $10HR Plus Gr atuities. Respond with brief resume to P.O. Box 16766-P, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. 2 04 Work Wanted S EMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Small jobs welcomed. (904 ARTS ALIVE NASSAU seeks Band Director for local after school program. If interested please call Jane Lindberg at 225-0575. E DUCATION 3 01 Schools & Instruction AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement a ssistance. Call AIM (866 ANF MERCHANDISE 601 Garage Sales 601 Garage Sales 601 Garage Sales YARD SALE Fri. 8/22, 9am-11am & S at. 8/23, 8am-11am. Isle de Mai, 562 Patriots Way. Clearing out all the clutter. M OVING SALE t his Fri. & Sat. 8am? 2675 W 4th St. near Fort Clinch. YARD SALE Sat. 8/23, 8am-noon at 550 Patriots Way in Isle de Mai. HUGE YARD & GARAGE SALE Furniture, tools, household, clothes, toys, collectibles, guitars. 1730 P heasant Ln., Fernandina Beach. Sat. 8 /23, 8am-2pm. (904 ESTATE SALE 1365 Mission San C arlos in the Plantation Point Subdivision. Thurs, Fri & Sat, Aug 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 9:00 4:00. Numbers to enter sale at 8:30am on Thurs. Please do not block driveways or parki n neighbors yards. King size bed set, another King size bed, day bed with trundle, love seat, oak table & 5 chairs, wood table & 6 chairs & china cabinet, w ing back reclining chair, white glass top coffee table, Thomasville bookcases/curios, other bookcase/curios, roll top desk, grandmother clock, curio, w icker chair, large mirrors, Heritage h ouse birds, dolls, tea cups, punch bowl set, collectibles, area rugs, Style House Picardy China, kitchen items, adult tricycle, GE washer and dryer, B rinkmann grills, Christmas, books, lots of misc. More info, photos and map go to www.FindersKeepersEsatateSales.com MOVING SALE Sat. 8/23, 8am-1pm. Furniture, clothes, 3-D DS games, riding mower. 1526 Coventry Ln. 2 761 OCEAN OAKS DR. S. Sat. 8/23, 8am-2pm. Dishes, decorating accessories, craft supplies, leather sofa, purses, holiday wreaths, furniture, lamps, & fabric. MOVING/GARAGE SALE 86584 Cardinal Rd., Yulee. Sat. 8/23, 8amnoon. Baby stuff, tools, hunting,c amping, cooking. MOVING SALE Fri. 8/22 & Sat. 8/23 a t 812 Amelia Dr., F.B. located off F ranklin St. off N. 14th St. Workshop & garden tools, la wn mower, 2 bureaus, lamps, 4-drawer file cabinet, small desk, etc. GARAGE SALE Bow & Arrow Campground, 850430 US Hwy 17, Yulee. Thurs. 8/21, Fri. 8/22 & Sat. 8/23, 9am-3pm. MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat. 8/23, 8am-noon. Toys, clothing, kitchen items, fishing stuff, & more.2 106 Jekyll Ct., across from YMCA. CHILIS YARD SALE to benefit St. Jude Childrens Hospital. Fri. 8/22 & Sat. 8/23, 8am-3pm, in front of 24 Hour Laundry Zone on A1A at Miner R d. Chilis Charity Golf Tournament on S ept. 15. Donations/Hole Sponsors and entry forms a v a ilable at Chilis Restaurant. For information call Steve Gibson (904 MOVING SALE Wed., Thurs. & Fri., 9 am-? Furniture, lamps, lots of misc. 1 544 Canterbury Ln. (Lakewood). FINAL DOWNSIZING inMarsh Lakes Good furniture! Good Prices! Bernhardt sofa, Dark wood China Cabinet, glass top coffee table, Armoire and many household items. As well as collection of certified model cars. Friday & Sat., Aug. 22 & 23, 9am-3pm. 1st house on right in Marsh Lakes. 602 Articles for Sale GUN SHOW August 23 & 24. Prime Osborn Con v ention Center, 1000 Water S t., Jax. CWP classes 10:00 & 1:00. A dmission $8.00. F ree Parking Info Cliff Hangers (386 DELUXE BACKYARD GRILL Double B BQ Grill, one Gas side w/ lid and one c harcoal side w/ lid and side burner. New, Never Used. LP gas tank included. $375. (904 FOR SALE Sectional sofa/leather o ttoman, $550. Table & chairs, $150. K enmore dryer, $100. Call (904 8276. 603 Miscellaneous ATTENTION Viagra & Cialis users. A cheaper alternative to high drugstore prices. 50 pill special $99 Free shipping. 100% guaranteed. Call now 1 -800-943-8953. ANF SAFE STEP WALK-INTub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. T herapeutic jets. Less that 4 step-in. Wide door Anti slip floors. American m ade. Installation included. Call 1800-605-6035 for $750 off ANF EARLY CLASSIFIED D EADLINES Labor Day In observance of the L abor Day holiday, the News-Leader will be c losed on Monday, September 1st. The deadline t o place a classified line ad in the Wednesday, S eptember 3rd edition will be Friday, August 29th at 5 pm.
8B F RIDAY A UGUST 22, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader 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/works hop,large lot,gourmet kitchen, many other bonuses.$1,950/mo. Plus utilities. orest Ridge Townhouse 2BR/ 1 .5Bath $1,450.00 with some utilities. V A C A T ION RENT A L AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/1BA Ocean-view. 487S.Fletcher.Across the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV &p hone. C OMMER C IAL 13 & 15 North 3rdStreet,Historic D istrict 1500 + Sq.Ft. $ 2,400.00/mo. Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can b ejoined 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. JUST LISTED!R R E E S S T T A A U U R R A A N N T T F F O O R R L L E E A A S S E E100% turnkey operation furnished and ready to go Phil Griffin Broker GRI904-261-2770 office 9 04-556-9140 cell website: www.acrfl.com Amelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: firstname.lastname@example.org C YAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with C ountry Charm!Close to schools & shopping. 2 0 minutes to Jacksonville3Bedroom Special$775/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 S at. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 S at. /Sun. by Appt.Renovated units now available! New Renovated Unit $950 Call Today!(904 9 04-277-6597Commercial/Office Rentals 1886 S. 14th Street-Amelia Prof. Plaza 2 110 SF Office 1416Park Ave-Amelia Park S uite 201-1728 SF Office S uite 202-1603 SF Office (Built out move-in ready Suite 101-3500 SF Office/Retail (Built to Suit 923 S. 14th Street-Flash Foods Ctr. 3 500 SF Office/Retail 1001Atlantic Avenue U nit C 500 SF Office/Retail Unit D 1450 SF Office/Retail EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINES Labor Day In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the NewsL eader w ill be closed on M onday, September 1st. The deadline to place a c lassified line ad in the W ednesday, September 3 rd edition will be Friday, August 29th at 5pm. VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. c om f or the most recent information o n Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company 8 61 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 R ealtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office s pace from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. I ncludes utilities, Internet, common a rea receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call (904 T RANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles W E BUY ALL VEHICLES with or w ithout title. Any condition, running or not, bank liens no problem. We pay top dollar. (813813 6939. ANF 2008 FORD ESCAPE 4 door, 6 cyl., equipped with Blue Ox towing package f or RV towing. $13K. Call (904 2 892. 9 04 Motorcycles 2 000 HONDA GOLDWING 25TH A NNIVERSARY EDITION Excellent condition. Lots of extras. $7,500/OBO. Call (724904 860 HomesU nfurnished 8 08 Off Island/ Yulee L OFTON POINTE 9 6052 Piedmont. 4/2, 2037sf. Pristine and on the pond. $1500/mo. Call (904 2 BR/1BA HOME f or rent, Hwy 17 in Y ulee. $850/mo. + $850 deposit. Call (904 8 60 HomesUnfurnished 8 58 CondosU nfurnished 857 CondosFurnished FOREST RIDGE 3BR/2BA, ground floor, washer/dryer included. No smoking. 12 mo. lease. $1195/mo. +$ 1195 deposit. (904 CONDO AT THE COLONY 2BR/2BA, 2-car garage, new appliances, s wimming pool, tennis court, near shops & restaurants, close to the beach. $1100/mo. Call 415-8256. OCEAN VIEW 3BR/2BA, furnished, g arage. 2 mo. minimum. $1700/mo. + d eposit. (904 856 Apartments Unfurnished 8 51 Roommate W anted SMALL 1BR 200 feet from beach. No s moking. $650/mo. incl. water + $600 d eposit. Electric paid by renter. Svc a nimals only. Refs. (904 ON THE BEACH 1BR/1BA. $850/mo i ncludes utilities. 144 S. Fletcher Ave. Service animals only. E-mail email@example.com or call (904 855 Apartments F urnished A T BEACH 1BR $225 wk/$895 mo + d ep. Incl all utils. Avail now. A LSO 1BR, N. 14th, $200 wk/$795 mo + dep. Incl utilities. Details 261-5034. 8 52 Mobile Homes ON & OFF ISLAND 2&3BR SWMH $185-$225/wk OR $750-$895/mo + dep & utils. ALSO 1BR apt. at beach $225/wk incl all utils. Details 261-5034 8 52 Mobile Homes S TATIONARY RVS f or rent weekly o r monthly. Call (904 YULEE 2BR $575 to $625/mo., 3BR $650/mo. Rent to own DW $995/mo. N ewly remodeled, water & sewer included. Call (904 2BR/2BA SWMH $675. 3BR/2BA SWMH $775. 3BR/2BA DWMH $ 875. Call 753-2155 or 753-2156. AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (9045 577. MOBILE HOME off island, 4BR/2BA, available 9/1. Also 1BR/1BA on one acre. Call (904 3BR/2BA DW 75625 Johnson Lake Rd., Yulee. Fenced 1 acre lot. $925/mo. + $925 dep. Call (478 R EAL ESTATE R ENTALS MATURE INDIVIDUAL to share furnished home. Trustworthy, sound financially. $1250/mo + share utilities. C ontact Paul (904ear. 8 17 Other Areas FORECLOSURE NCMtns. Handcrafted log cabin on 2 ac. w/stream. Lgl oft, open living area, private setting, n eeds work. Only $67,100. Wont last! (828 FSBO Lovely 3BR/2BA/3-car garage i n Flora Parke. Fenced yard, many upgrades. 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