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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 70 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 . Traffic jams delayed MICHAEL PARNELL News-Leader The traffic jams that plagued motorists on A1A trying to get onto A melia Island on Wednesday may return as utilities crews continue work next Wednesday and Thursday. T he work was rescheduled, t hough, to enable Labor Day weeke nd visitors to avoid disruption. The w ork was originally scheduled for t oday and Tuesday, but postponed after consideration. The Florida Depar tment of Transportation said there would be eastbound lane closures on A1A at F riendly Road just east of the Shave b ridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. W ednesday and Thursday to transfer u tility poles. Flaggers will direct traff ic. Florida Public Utilities is installing concrete poles in select locations on the island as part of a storm-hardening pr oject to limit power outages in the event of tropical storms. T hat didnt sway some motorists. I hope you will have a major story i n Fridays edition on the huge, needless traffic jam yesterday caused by the utility company installing a new pole on Eighth Street, wrote Joe Anderson, who described himself as a loyal r eader for 17 years. This was not a minor delay It last e d from early Wednesday morning u ntil 1:30 in the afternoon. It caused d elays of up to an hour for thousands o f people traveling (A1A/SR 200 ad stuff listed MARY MA GUIRE N e w s-Leader More than 60 companies in N assau County report having haza rdous materials on site, according t o the Local Emer g ency Planning Committee (LEPCdous materials based in Jacksonville. Facilities ar e r e quir e d to r epor t annually to the federal gover nment what they have, how much they have, where they store it and who isi n charge of keeping it safe, said L EPC Regional Planner Eric A nderson. The LEPC keeps the list and it is public information. I think ever yone in Fer n andina Beach knows that ther e ar e paper mills, but they probably dont know whats there, said Anderson. I think theyd be surprised. C onsider sulfuric acid. A nderson said that storing any thing over 1,000 pounds is extr e mely dangerous. RockT enn stores more than 1.7 million pounds of sulfuric acid and Rayonier almost 500,000 pounds of the toxic chemical at their facilities in Fer nandina. MARY MA GUIRE News-Leader Is Nassau County prepared for a hazmat emergency? er e as pr epared as we can be, said Nassau County Fire Rescue Chief Matt Graves. Our people ar e trained and we have mutual aid agreements with sur r ounding counties so we wouldnt go it alone. Graves said 15 firefighters are certified to handle hazmat incidents. He said the team organized about a year ago and trained for the first time in April. These first responders, said Graves, are the people who willr espond to a chemical disaster when everyone else is running away. And we hope we never have to r espond, said Graves. The chief said equipment for the hazmat r esponse team was given to the county by the city of Jacksonville through a special grant from the Federal Emer gency Management Agency (FEMA Ar ea Security Initiative (UASI program helps state and local gover nment agencies fund emergency preparedness. The money paid for five decontamination trailers at $35,679 each and a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI er at $86,989, accor ding to Fir e Rescue officials. The county r eceived one of each at no charge but is responsible for maintenance, say officials. The decontamination trailer includes an inflatable decontamina tion shelter and a kiddy pool. That little pool works gr eat because people can stand in it and be washed of f and we can collect the water without contaminating the ground, said Mike Sadler, who handles logistics for Nassau County Fire Rescue. He served as chief for the Hilliar d volunteer fir e depar tment from 2003 to 2008. Sadler said a company specializ ing in handling hazardous wastewater would be hir ed for disposal. The inflatable building has compartments for undressing, washing, rinsing and dressing. Supplies include plastic suits and booties. e have supplies for 100 people, said Sadler The MCI trailer has a wide range of supplies to help with mitigation as well as medical issues, including gen erators, oxygen tanks, cots, stretchers, IV bags, towels, lights, machetes, ponchos, tarps, tags, a megaphone, gloves and strobe lights to help land a helicopter. Sadler said of ficials ar e talking about bringing the MCI trailer to the Backwoods Countr y Jam festival to be held Sept. 27 at the Callahan Motor Speedway. That may be an opportunity to try this out, said Sadler. Thousands of people are expected and this is also a first-aid station on a large scale. Hazardous cargo by rail, road and river MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Every four minutes a truck carrying hazardous materials travels I-95 through Nassau County. Officials counted. The Local Emergency Planning Council (LEPC which keeps an eye on hazardous substances for seven counties in Northeast Florida and helps plan the local e mergency response for hazmat incidents, sent staffers o ut to the highway last year with clickers. T hey looked for diamond-shaped placards on the sides of trucks that are required by the U.S. Department of T r ansportation for vehicles hauling hazardous materials. Emergency responders have to know what theyre dealing with should there be an incident, so the federal government requires markings. The workers also looked at the shape of the trucks. C ylinders often mean that something dangerous is on b oar d, but it can also be milk or molasses, accor ding to t he LEPC. As the trucks went by, staffers clicked their counters like par t icipants in a version of the I Spy .. travel game once popular with kids on long car rides. The LEPC workers also counted trucks with hazardous materials along roadways in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Baker, Flagler and Putnam counties, also included inN ortheast Floridas District 4. H er es what they concluded: Transportation of hazardous materials ... is present in every community. The vast majority move safely, however the thr e at of hazar dous incidents r emains significant due to the lar ge impact on the envir o nment. They wrote up the findings for the 2013-14 Hazardous Materials Response Plan. The transportation of dangerous chemicals on the interstate also concerns local officials. I-95 is a major concern, said the countys Emergency O perations Director Billy Estep. You dont want to take a hysterical point of view, but you have to plan. He said the county is planning for hazmat emer g encies and that he has asked for money in his depar tment budget for fiscal 2014-15. The EOC became part of the Nassau County Sherif f s Of f ice, as of July 1. Estep would not say how much he requested since the budget is still under consideration by the county commission. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. We always need more resources, but it will be up to the public and elected officials, said Estep. LEPC Regional Planner Eric Anderson agr e ed. Funding is everything, said Anderson. Anderson said the region has three primary hazmat response teams, including Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties. But, he said, the St. Johns team will be eliminated later this year because of funding. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $20 million grant earlier this month to help all 50 states, U.S. territories and Native American tribal areas plan for hazardous material spills. Information on the DOT website said that Florida is expected to receive $808,362 for its 67 counties. Puerto Rico is scheduled to receive $65,000 and Floridas Seminole T ribe is slated for $144,000. The money is raised thr ough fees collected for certain hazardous materials, though they dont mention which ones. T he money is distributed by the Pipeline Hazardous S afety Administration (PHSA A ccording to the PHSA website, there are 2.6 million miles of pipeline in the country and nearly one million daily shipments of hazar dous materials make their way ar ound the U.S. by land, sea and air This transportation network includes Nassau County. The thr eat is out ther e and most people can t fathom that something could happen in their neighborhood, s aid LEPCs Anderson. N assau County Fir e Rescue is responsible for emerg ency response at the local level, and Chief Matt Graves understands the potential for danger. Some nasty nasty chemicals pass thr o ugh her e W e know that, said Graves in an inter view last week. e know the threat is out there and we train, were working on equipment and we cer tified fir efighters in haz ar dous materials r esponse. T he department has interlocal agreements with neighb oring counties, including Duval in Florida and Camden C ounty in Georgia, and Graves said they would be called if help is needed. For tunately ther e has not been a significant event in Nassau County And the trucks and trains hauling hazardous materials around the community largely slip by anonymously without ar ousing the least bit of public concer n or notice. C onsider A round 3 p.m. last Thursday, a tanker truck sat for the r ed light at South Eighth Str eet wher e it intersects with Beech Street. A diamond placard with the number 1719 marked the tr u ck. This number means the truck is hauling a load so Is county prepared for emergency? Were as prepared as we can be. Our people are tr ained and we have mutual aid agr eements with surrounding counties so we wouldnt go it alone FIRE CHIEF MATT GRAVES MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER S hn Lipinski, 40, swings her 15-month-old daughter Lyra under the shade of a live oak tree. Behind them are railcars heading to the paper mills where more than one m illion pounds each of anhydrous ammonia, chorine and sulfuric acid are stored on any given day. Lipinski said her father worked for Rayonier for more than 40 years. e were instructed as children not to complain about the mills because thats what puts clothes on your back and food on the table, said Lipinski. No one ever talked about how many chemicals they had. I guess I probably dont worry about it. I hope f or the best. JAM Continued on 3A LIST Continued on 4A HAZMA T Continued on 4A Bartley familyf aults r eport ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader Ray Bartley Jr. said Tuesday he was surprised at the r uling this week by the State Attorneys Office that a Nassau County deputy was justified in shooting his younger brother in February. Anthony Bartley, 21, of Fernandina Beach was shot Feb. 10 in the North Hampton subdivision in Y ulee after he reportedly continued to attack Deputy Bill Quick after the officer attempted to subdue him with a stun gun. The younger Bartley had been found r unning ar ound the neighborhood shoeless, shirtless and unarmed, but bloodied from breaking windows, banging on doors and tr ying to climb onto cars, according to reports. BAR TLEY Continued on 3A Bartley
2A F RIDAY A UGUST 29, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK B arbara Ann Alexander Gray Barbara Ann Alexander Gray, 83, Fernandina Beach, passed away August 27, 2014, at the Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring/Northeast Florida Community Hospice i n Fernandina Beach, Florida. Barbara was born in S avannah, Georgia, on December 29, 1930, to Kermit Alexander and Helen Harn Alexander. She graduated from St. Vincents Academy and attended Armstrong State University in Savannah. In 1 950, she married Robert E. Gray and after the birth of their first child, the young family moved to Fernandina where two more children were welcomed. While raising her family, Barbara was involved in many community activities. She h elped start the Humphreys Memorial Hospitals Womens Auxiliary and was a long-time member of the Magnolia Garden Club. Barbara held many positions and offices while working for years in the GFWC Womans Club of Fernandina Beach and the American Business Womens Association (ABWA) of F ernandina Beach. She belonged to several bridge c lubs and a Mahjong group, g athering each week for g ames and fun. Recently she h ad joined the Silver Sneakers o f the local YMCA. Barbaras hobbies included cooking, floral arranging, sewing, and other crafts. One of her most memorable jobs w as working at Dottie Bs F lorist. Her gr eat passions w ere her family and friends. S he showed her love in many w ays but especially by cooking everybodys favorite dishes just as they liked them and always making sure to remember everyone she knew on every holiday. Barbara was pr edeceased b y her parents and her husb and, Bob. S he is survived by her children, Robert E. Gray, Jr. (Alice Helen Gray Edenfield (Ron her former daughter-in-law, Sara K. Dixon (Jer r y); her grandchildr en, Amy-Katherine G ray (Joshua Roberts); Gray E denfield; Ar yn Alexis E denfield (Joseph DiPietriAntonio); and Kimberly Clemons (Johneat-grandchildren Johanne and Kate Marie Poulsen; her brother, James H. Cook (Jeanne several nieces and nephews. B arbara was a truly special a nd caring Souther n Lady; she t ouched the lives of so many people and shared her love and knowledge with all who met her. She will truly be missed but always lovinglyr emember ed by us all. The family welcomes you t o her visitation today Friday, A ugust 29, 2014, from 5:00 to 7 :00 PM, in the Bur gess Chapel of Oxley-Heard F uneral Home and also to her memorial service on Saturday afternoon, August 30, 2014, at 3:00 PM, at Oxley-Heard. A private Interment will occur at a later date. In lieu of food and flowers, m emorial gifts may be made to Northeast Florida Community H ospice Foundation, the GFWC Womans Club of Fernandina Beach, or the Nassau Humane Society. Please share her life story and leave condolences at www.oxleyheard.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Rev. Neil Irvin Gray A memorial service to celebrate and give thanks for the life of the Rev. Neil Irvin Gray will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. i n St. Peters Episcopal Church, Fernandina Beach, F lorida, where he was rector emeritus. All who remember him or his legacy are warmly welcomed to this occasion of appreciation for his life. A reception in the parish h all will follow the service. Beaches Chapel by HardageGiddens Jacksonville Beach Richard Miller Mr. Richard Dick Miller, a ge 64, of Fernandina Beach and formally of Lehighton, PA, p assed away Wednesday morning, August 27, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL. Mr. Miller was born on S eptember 29, 1949 in Canandaigua, NY, the son of t he late Robert and Marie Bugbee Miller He was a grad uate of Mynderse Academy in SenecaF alls, NY. He a ttended For estr y School in N ew York. Mr. Miller served in the United States Army during the V i etnam W a r and r emained in the Reser v es until his full honorable discharge in 1977. He worked as Superintend ent at Nyleve Bridge C orporation, overseeing the c onstruction of highway bridges in the state of New Y o rk. Mr Miller r etir ed in 2012 and along with his wife came to Fernandina Beach to enjoy his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, downhill skiing and country dancing. Along with his par ents, he w as preceded in death by a brother, Todd Miller, and by his son, Michael Miller in 2012. He leaves behind his loving wife of 41 years, Andr ea Miller of Fer nandina Beach, FL, his son Richar d A. Miller, also of Fernandina Beach, FL.H is brothers, Robert Miller, J r and his wife, Sandy and Tom Miller, both of Hot Springs, AR, Charlie Pendell a nd his wife, Anita, of Fernandina Beach, FL. His sister Sue Meca and her husband, Pete, of Mathews, NC. One grandson, Damien Miller of Palmerton, PA. He will be laid to rest b eside his son Michael in Dinky Memorial Cemetery in A shfield, PA. If so desired, memorials may be made in his name to the Wounded Warriors Foundation, 4899 Belfort Rd #300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Please share his life story a nd leave condolences at www.oxleyheard.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors F ermiond Carlis S mith Mr. Fermiond Smith, age 60, formerly a resident of F ernandina Beach, was called home on Friday, August 8th, 2 014. As a young man he entered the U.S. Army where he served for four years. After his commitment in the armed services, he was honorably discharged. He w orked at International Paper in Georgetown, South Carolina, where he e njoyed his trade of being a millwright. I n his spare time he enjoyed gardening, working o n cars and fishing most of all. He was preceded in death by his parents, George C. and Wordia Mea Smith, sisters Anne Smith Brown and FayeS mith Rayburn, and brother Jimmy Lee Smith. H e leaves behind son and daughter-in-law, George C. and Anna Smith, grandchildr e n Ella and Elijah, Milka Smith, mother of George C. Smith, brother George D. Smith of Fernandina Beach, FL, sistersD orothy Smith Harvey of S avannah, GA, Ladine Smith W ulf of Mims, FL, Donna Smith Johnson of Savannah, GA, and Sandra Smith T u dor of Newbor n, GA, and many nieces, nephews and great friends. DEATH NOTICES Roger V. Carter, 79, Y u lee, died on W e dnesday Aug. 27, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held today, Friday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. at Peters Point beach access. Eternity Funeral Homes & C remations-Nassau E mma Fulcher, 8 1, Fernandina Beach, died on W e dnesday Aug. 27, 2014. O xle y Heard Funeral Directors Ms. Falana Deval Peterson, 38, Savannah, Ga., for merly of Fernandina Beach, died on Monday Aug. 18, 2014. Funeral services will bea t noon on Saturday, Aug. 30 at F irst Assembly of God of Fernandina Beach. 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SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . $69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. Food management course offered The ServSafe Food Manager Certification training is offered through the University of Florida Nassau County Extension Office. It provides comprehensive training that contains the most up-to-date information and current regulations. Upon successful completion of the training, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement fr om the University of Florida Food Safety and Quality Pr ogram. Once participants pass the ServSafe managers exam, they will receive a national certification valid for five years (cer tificates/exam r esults will be sent out approximately two weeks after the exam). The Ser vSafe cur riculum and manager s exam are developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Cer tification is r equired in Florida for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Depar tment of Agricultur e and Consumer Services and selected licensees of the Department of Health. As a nonprofit educational program, the Extension office is committed to offering the best price possible for the course. Below is a summary of its prices: Training and exam: $110 Training, exam and ServSafe manager sixth edition textbook: $165 Retest: $75T raining classes are one day, starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. The test is administered during the latter half of the day. The maximum time allowed to take the test is thr ee hours. The Extension does not offer a test only option. Locations do not accept r egistration or textbooks payments. The next training date in Nassau County is Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Peck Center reception room, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. To register contact Shannon at UF at 1888-232-8723. For dir ections contact Meg McAlpine at 491-7340. AAA warns: Attention is key to safe driving TAMPA AAA is warning d rivers to avoid any activities that divert attention from the p rimary driving task. Any distractions could endanger a driver, passengers, or others sharing the road, such as bicyclists or pedestrians. While weve made substantial progress in the past few years by raising awareness about r isky driving behaviors, the simple fact is that distraction continues to be a significant contributing factor to deaths and injuries o n our roadways, said AAA Traffic Safety manager John Pecchio. We all should take personal responsibility for focusing on driving rather than on dangerous distractions. D istractions are responsible for vehicle crashes leading to more than 3,000 deaths and 387,000 injuries in 2011, a ccording to the most recent d ata provided by the National H ighway Traffic Safety A dministration (NHTSA D riving distractions come i n all forms. A few examples: Texting Using a handheld or hands-free cell phone Conversing with passengers Eating/drinking Using a navigation sys t em (GPS Personal gr ooming The use of electronic devices is among the most well-known and common source of distraction for drivers. Text messaging behindt he wheel is one of the riskiest t hings a driver can do as it i nvolves manual, visual and mental distraction simultaneously. Any kind of cell phone use can be risky. There is a public misper ception that using a hands-free cell phone reduces risk but research states other wise. The AAA Foundation for T raffic Safety completed g r o undbr eaking r esear ch last year finding that mental dis traction by itself dangerously af fects drivers behind the wheel, said Pecchio. The research showed that handsfr ee featur es, incr easingly c ommon in new vehicles, ar e a ctually among the most ment ally distracting. Just because a drivers eyes ar e on the r o ad and hands ar e on the wheel does not mean that they are safely focusing on driving. Here are AAAs top 10 tips to avoid distractions while d riving 1 0. Fully focus on driving a nd do not let anything divert y our attention. Actively scan the road, use your mirrors and watch out for pedestrians and cyclists. 9. Store loose gear, possessions and other distractions that could r oll ar ound in the car, so you do not feel tempted to reach for them on the floor or the seat. 8. Make adjustments before your drive. Address vehicle systems like your GPS, seats, mirrors, climate contr ols and sound systems befor e hitting the r oad. Decide on your route and check traffic conditions ahead of time. 7. Finish dressing and personal grooming at home befor e you get on the r oad. 6. Snack smart. If possible, eat meals or snacks befor e or after your trip, not while driv ing. On the r oad, avoid messy foods that can be difficult to manage. 5. Secure children and pets before getting under way. If they need your attention, pull off the road safely to care for them. 4. Don t use cell phones while driving handheld or hands-free except in absolute emergencies. Never use text messaging, email functions, video games or the Inter net with a wir eless device, including those built into the vehicle, while driving. 3. If you have passengers, enlist their help so you can focus safely on driving. 2. If another activity demands your attention, pull off the road and stop your vehicle in a safe place. 1. As a general rule, if you cannot devote your full atten tion to driving because of some other activity, its a distraction. Take care of it before or after your trip, not while behind the wheel. P P A A G G E E P P A A G G E E 2 TAMPA According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes on average during the year. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one dr unk driving fatality every 34 minutes. AAA and Bud Light want you to plan ahead for a safer holiday weekend. As the last official holiday of the summer, its critical to have a plan to celebrate safely if you are going to be drinking this Labor Day W eekend, said Gerry Gutowski, senior vice pr esident, Automotive Ser vices, The Auto Club Group. Whether you are attending a family barbecue or going out on the town always have a designated driver or another plan in place to help you get home safely Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a confidential Tow to Go ride anytime this weekend, today through Sept. 1. AAA will then safely transport you and your vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles. Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 23,000 intoxicated drivers fr om the r oads. The service is designed to be used as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Gr oup T raf fic Safety Foundation provides the T ow to Go ser vice because it helps keep all motorists safe from the dangers of drunk driving. In Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, call (855 2-GO or (855 V isit www .AAA.com/foun dation for more information. Tow to Goservice offered this weekend N N A A M M I I c c o o u u r r s s e e The Nassau County affiliate of NAMI (National A lliance on Mental Illness) is hosting a free 5-week coursef or individuals experiencing symptoms of a mental/behav ioral health related diagnosis. The classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging building across from Baptist Nassau Medical Center in Fernan-d ina Beach. The classes begin on Sept. 17 and end on O ct. 17. Materials for the course will be provided free of charge. For information call 277-1886. 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 c ourse 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 4918358, (904 email@example.com. Visit w ww.TheBelsonGroup.com. 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 T he Nassau County L ibrary System will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1 for the Labor Day holiday. Book drops will remain open. F F r r e e e e y y o o g g a a I n recognition of National Y oga Month and to promote g ood physical and mental health, Y Yoga Inc. is offering free yoga and meditation classes Sept. 1-8 at its studio at Gateway to Amelia. For infor mation and schedules call 415-9642 or visit w ww.yyoga.com. 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 f ling 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.S ee the bartender or an auxiliary member for tickets. Post 54 is located at 626 S. Thir d St. M M o o d d e e l l b b o o a a t t s s a a i i l l A radio controlled model boat fun sail and exhibition will be held Sept. 6 fr om 10 a .m. to noon at Amelia Island Plantation. All model boats welcome, working or static, finished or not, except gas powered. Spectators, including super vised childr en, especially welcome. Call Hal Mather at 261-6420 for details and to arrange for ap ass at the security gate. W W a a l l k k i i n n N N a a s s s s a a u u Join Walkin Nassau on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. for a new twist on an old favorite as they walk through American Beach and then conclude with a beach walk and short tur tle watch talk by Sandra Baker-Hinton. Learn a bit of local histor y while walking American Beach but also learn about how island residents assist the turtles something unique that you cant see everywhere. Meet in the Burney Park parking lot of f Bur ney Road. Take First Coast Highway south towar ds the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, turn left on Burney Road and then right into the parking lot. For information and to RSVP contact Jane Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. S S p p e e e e d d w w a a y y f f u u n n d d r r a a i i s s e e r r Autobahn Indoor Speedway indoor go-kart facility in Jacksonville will host a fundraiser Sept. 10 from 3-10 p.m. to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation ( AFF) and Combat2College (C2Cy service m embers, veterans and dependents may register to win the grand prize of a trip to Birmingham/Talladega in October including two weekend passes to the Geico 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series a t Talladega Speedway. Other prizes will be available t o all attendees. Also enjoy racing, raffle prizes and food by local vendors. Autobahn Indoor Speedway will donate 50 percent of all racing revenue Sept. 10 to the Armed Forces Foundat ion, which offers assistance to active-duty and retired mili tary personnel, National Guardsmen, Reservists and military families, and to Combat2College, which prov ides academic and social o pportunities, as well as supp ort services for veterans and active service members. For details visit www autobahnspeed.com/jacksonvillefl-indoor-go-karts. P P r r o o s s t t a a t t e e c c a a n n c c e e r r s s u u p p p p o o r r t t M en Helping Men, a prostate cancer educational suppor t program, will meet Sept. 11 from 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. in the conference room at Baptist MedicalC enter Nassau, 1250 South 1 8th St. Dr. Kenneth Son, b oar d cer tified urologist, will address general questions regarding prostate cancer. Please RSVP by Sept. 5 to 277-2700 or email Jennifer@ FirstCoastOncology.com. H H e e a a r r t t W W a a l l k k T he First Coast Heart W a lk will take place Sept. 20 at Metropolitan Park in downtown Jacksonville. Opening cer emonies and fes tivities begin at 8 a.m. and the walk at 9 a.m. The walk is free and open to the pub-l ic. For information and to r egister visit www.FirstCoast H eartWalk.org or call (904 256-5721. The non-competitive, 3.6mile walk raises funds to suppor t heart disease and str oke r esear ch and educa tional programs in the First C oast area. Brisk walking for a s little as 30 minutes a day p rovides increased energy and circulation. H H e e a a l l t t h h y y l l i i v v i i n n g g s s e e m m i i n n a a r r Registered Dietitian Michele Manzie will teach y ou the facts about all the fad d iets at a Healthy Living S eminar, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. a nd at 6 p.m. at the Osprey Village Fitness Center, 48 Osprey Village Drive. Learn to eat the healthy way fr om an exper t in the field. Manzie will also be available for individual coun seling. Nationally cer tified personal trainer Carol Rossmeissl will discuss proper exer cise and pr ovide tips on maintaining a well-balanced, strong and healthy body Fee is $15. Must pr eregister to attend. Call 5578542 or email acr oss@com cast.net. WEEKLY UPDATE
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CONSTRUCTION SALEGOING ON NOW B R I N G I N T H I S A D F O R A N A D D I T I O N A L$5 0 0O F F Bartleys mother, Joann Jenkins of Fernandina Beach, said s he was too distraught to read about the State Attorneys recent r uling, but she did listen to a 9-11 call released by the Nassau County Sheriffs Office. When Anthony got killed, all I saw was red, Jenkins said. I didnt want to be at the house, I just wanted to be at work all the t ime. I was like, Wow, Ray Bartley J r. said of the ruling released Monday afternoon by the sheriff office along with other documents in the case. (Quick off that easy and that quick. Something should be done about i t. Quick, who joined the Nassau C ounty Sheriffs Office in 2003 as a corrections officer, was put on mandatory leave of absence after the shooting and returned to work full-time two and a half weeks later. According to documents released by the sheriffs office, B artley had spent the night with a woman who lived in the neighb orhood and broken a window in her house. She called 9-1-1, as did seven neighbors as Bartley moved down the street. After the deputy arrived 17 minutes after the first call, he tried to stun Bartley twice,b ut the young man recovered, punched the deputy with closed fists and told Quick youre going to have to kill me, reports said. I listened to the 9-1-1 calls (from the time of the shooting), Ray Bartley Jr. said. The first one d oesnt sound right. She was calm a nd collected. ... I just want to k now who the girl is. None of the callers was identified by the Nassau County Sheriffs Office, which cited state law that allows those names to be withheld when emergency services are requested. T he first caller told the disp atcher Bartley had punched holes in her walls and pushed her into a window His name is Anthony. I dont know his last name, the woman told police. She later told police Bar tley had become agitated after apparently ingesti ng a drug in a rolled-up dollar bill d uring the night. An autopsy found c ocaine and marijuana in his system. Bar t ley had a police r e cord that included a conviction for selling cocaine, for which he served jail time, as well as several juvenile of fenses. But accor ding to his b rother Ray, 31, Anthony was tryi ng to get back on the right track. I know my brother like the back of my hand, Ray Bartley Jr. said. He had been in tr o uble but he was older and trying to get r ight. I just dont understand it, he said. A lot of black kids are getting killed by police, and theyre unarmed. Its crazy It dont make sense, Ray Bartley Jr. said. The police dontc are. Its just another kid gone, and they dont have to worry about i t any more. Ray Bartley Jr. is living in the house on Beech Street where his brother had been living before he died, with Anthony Bartleys mothe r. Although the brothers have the same father, Rays mother diedi n 2008. I listened to the girls 9-1-1 c all, Jenkins said. She sounded way too calm after Anthony pushed her through some glass. I dont know what happened at the girls house, Jenkins said. Anthony had $300 when he left the house Sunday night. Maybes he took the money and he flipped. I dont see Anthony saying n othing like kill me, or lunging at a police officer, Jenkins said. Anthony was not crazy. My thing is, the police can say anything and he cant speak up for himself. I d ont much trust any policemen. Its bad when youre scared ofs omeone thats supposed to protect and serve you. If Anthonys in the right, God will fight for us, Jenkins said. God has kept me above water with this whole thing. Im very displeased with the whole situation, said Ray Bartley Sr., father of Anthony, on Wednesday. How come they used a Taser, and the Taser didnt bring him down? The first time, they said t he Taser didnt work. The point is, I m disgusted. To tell you the t ruth, I dont believe none of it. All this time went by, and none of this came up about him attacking somebody, said Ray Sr., also of Fernandina Beach. Theres something wr ong with that picture, him being shot so manyt imes. B artley was pronounced dead a t the scene Feb. 10. The autopsy r e vealed he was shot four or five times. He knew he was going to die young, Jenkins said. He made up with ever ybody that weekend (before he was killed). He wrote his girlfriend in a letter, Im goingt o be ready, Im going to be prep ared, Im not going to be s cared. Im trusting in God that the truth will come out, Ray Sr. said. He was getting his life together and doing good. It hur t me the way they handled the whole thing, B artley was the father of a twoy ear-old son, and was working as a prep cook at a restaurant in downtown Fernandina Beach at the time he died. BARTLEY Continued from 1A Election results official Monday KATHIE COLGROVE Community Newspapers Official election results are e xpected to be certified Monday showing that George S picer ousted Nassau County Commissioner Barry Holloway in Tuesdays election. Unofficial results showed Spicer winning the District 4 r ace by 179 votes. Spicer captured 5,331 votes to Hollow ays 5,152 votes. That is not close enough t o require a recount, Supervisor of Elections Vicki Cannon said. That would require the margin to be onehalf of a percent or less. I thank the voters of Nassau County for choosing m e as the Nassau County Commissioner of District 4. N assau County is a winner Spicer said via telephone Tuesday night. I thank the voters and I look forward to moving Nassau County forw ard and getting out of debt, staying out debt and paying a s we go. Spicer shares that view with Commissioner Steve K elley, who won his Republican primary election battle with former commissioner Mike Boyle. Kelley ousted Boyle from the seat four years ago. This time Kelley won with 4,267 votes to Boyles 3,374 votes. Kelley faces write-in c andidate Eugene Alley in November. Spicer will assume Holloways seat since there are no Democrats or write-in candidates on the November ballot. Both Spicer and Holloway are Republicans. A total of 11,122 ballots w ere cast in Nassau County, about 20 percent of the 55,166 registered voters. A ccording to results by precinct, Holloway was favored on the East Side while Spicer received more votes at most West Side voting p recincts. The exception was ballots c ast at the Bryceville Community Center, where Holloway r eceived 312 votes to Spicers 261. Holloway lives in Bryceville, Spicer in Callahan. The winner of the Circuit Court Judge Fourth Judicial Circuit, Group 27 seat is Anthony Michael Sharrit. Her eceived 75 percent of the vote over Anthony Penoso. R unning unopposed for the Nassau County School Board in November are District 1 representative Donna Martin and District 5 representative Kathy Burns. Jamie Deonas will fill the District 3 post, currently held by School Board member Amanda Young, who d id not seek reelection. Also running unopposed in the Ocean, Highway and Port Authority race are incumbents Carrol Franklin, Adam Salzburg and Ron Braddock. I ncumbents remaining on the Soil and Water Conservation District are Dean Woehrle, Richard Bonner, Halston Nelson and Joe J ohnson. Current Republican Gov. R ick Scott will face former governor and now Democrat C harlie Crist in November. U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw defeated Ryman Shoaf in the Republican primary. He received 70.95 percent of the vote and faces independents Gary Koniz and Paula Moser-B artlett, as well as a write-in candidate in November in the c ongressional race. Democrat George Sheldon received 60.66 percent of the votes over Perry Thurston in the Democratic primary and will face Republican incumbent Pam Biondi and Libertarian Bill Wohlsifer for the state attorney general seat i n November. For the general election, early voting will be held from Oct. 21 through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4. KelleySpicer School Board buys church property KATHIE COLGROVE Community Newspapers The Nassau County School Board has purchased the for-m er Callahan Church of God p roperty across the street f r o m West Nassau High School. The board voted unanimously to approve the $350,000 purchase of the building and the parsonage Aug. 14. It will be utilized to furthert he adult education program a s it has pr eviously B uilding modifications ar e not planned immediately, according to Sharyl Wood, executive director of administrative services. For the part were using, some facility modifications had been done prior to thet ime we star ted using it, she s aid At the present time, we d on t have any specific plans to r e novate or r e model the property. Not saying that we won t in the future, but just not at the moment. Adult education classes have been held at the proper-t y for several years. Most recently, a portion of the buildi ng has hosted gospel concerts. T he church building is 6,748 total squar e feet. The parsonage is 2,404 square feet. Up to now, we have been paying rent for use of the fel-l owship hall and former S unday school classr ooms, b ut not the parsonage or the sanctuary, which were rented by other par t ies, W o od said. This is an ideal location for the program, near West Nassau (High School actually on the campus. Thep roperty is adjacent to the W NHS campus acr oss the s treet. the bridge onto the island. T he backup went for several miles west of the b ridge . . All unnecessar y. All b ecause the utility company decided it was more convenient for THEM to installa pole during daytime hours, instead of at night when the public would have not been inconvenienced. A ndersons ire was e choed by numer ous worke rs trying to get to their island jobs from their offisland homes onW ednesday mor n ing, and from distraught local residents who made the mistake of running an errando ff the island at lunchtime Wednesday only to find their returns lasting as much as an hour as traffic b acked up into Yulee. A nderson noted FPU h as requested an electricity rate increase, making the inconvenience especially crazy at a time when the utility company is courting favor with the public, so they can push through a b ig rate increase. What city or county o fficial gave the utility company permission to do this? Who made this idiotic decision? 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d angerous that breathing it will s corch your lungs and burn y our skin. It would not take m uch to kill you. The truck was so shiny and reflective that it mirrored the street scene. But no one, including the men in work clothesw alking around the former Beech Street Grill where shops f or antiques and olive oil have recently opened, seemed to n otice. When there is any attention paid to the cargo heading across the county it s usually focused on the log tr ucks that add traf f ic congestion with their bulky o pen loads. L ocal leaders, including Nassau County Commission Chair Barry Holloway, asked federal officials to measure the St. Marys River in an effort t o transport the logs by b oat. Y et, its the hazardous materials rolling along the roads, highways and rails that may pose a greater concern to public health and safety, the environment and commerce. Consider anhydrous ammon ia. I s a volatile chemical that in s mall amounts irritates the eyes, nose and throat. More of it can burn skin and cause blindness.A large hit suffocates. Rayonier reports having 1,440,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia on its property at the foot of Gum Str eet, along with more than one million pounds of chlorine and sulfur dioxide and almost half a million pounds of sulfuric acid. I n 2009, a hose blew out and r eleased 118 pounds of sulfuric a cid, according to Rayonier Performance Fibers spokesperson Russell Schweiss. The release lasted one minute and had to be manually turned off, said Schweiss in an interview on Monday. To my k nowledge no one was hurt. S chweiss said systems ar e i n place to protect employees and the public. Weve been a good steward of safety on the island, said Schweiss. The hazards are well understood. Not by everyone. I didn t know that they had that much. No one ever talked about the chemicals, said lifelong Fernandina Beach resident Shn Lipinski, 40. S he said her father worked f or the company for more than 4 0 years. e were instructed as children not to complain about the mills because thats what put clothes on our backs and food on the table, said Lipinski. Back then, the complaint w as largely about the smell. P r ocessing pulp can be a smelly b usiness. Anyone who complained was told that was the smell of money. Fortunately, filters are much, much better today, and Rayonier has gone a long way to clean up the pollutants it disperses into the air, water and soils. During the interview in her yard at the corner of Pelican and Oak streets, Lipinski pushed her 15-month-old d aughter Lyra in a small blue s wing under a towering live oak t hat offered protection from the midday sun, and considered the situation. I dont even use chemicals like bleach in my house. Its water, vinegar and baking soda, she said. A bout 300 feet behind her a nd her daughter stood a l ine of railcars on the train tracks that take cargo to the mills on the north end of Amelia Island. Do I worry? I guess I probably dont, said Lipinski. 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I believe in knowing each of our clients on a personal level to provide them with the very best of care that will benefit them the most. Best Friends expanded their operation to inhome skilled nursing earlier this year Our skilled nursing includes: Wound care, IV therapy, medication management, diabetic management and teaching, occupational therapy, lab work, physical therapy,post-surgical care and more. Our nurses and home health aides are available 24/7 and can provide services in the home that would otherwise require a visit to a doctors office or rehab facility. Our clients want to remain living independently and safely in the comfort if their own homes said Deonas and our delightful companions provide just that. Services we offer: Companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry and changing of bed clothes, shopping, running errands and scheduling of appointments. One service that is wildly popular is transportation to doctors appointments, hair and nail salons, lunch outings or just a ride through town and the beaches. So many of our clients just want to get out and about and we are happy to accommodate.Our business model allows us to serve a wide range of clients regardless ofyour situation. To learn more about Best Friends Home Health and Companion Care or to set a time for a free in home assessment give us a call 904-277-0006A H C A R e g i s t r a t i o n 2 3 2 1 5 6 LIST Continued from 1A HAZMAT Continued from 1A MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Rayonier has had an excell ent safety record since it opened its facility in Fernandina B each in 1939. The company, now known as Rayonier Advanced Materials, is not without incident. R ayonier reported the release of sulfuric acid in 2009 a t its Fernandina Beach facility. The chemical is extremely d angerous. In small amounts it is a powerful irritant. In large amounts it can be deadly. The companys Director of Communications Russell S chweiss said in an interview that the release happened after a hose valve on a rail car malfunctioned. H e said the release happened for one minute and that 118 pounds of sulfuric acid was released into the atmosphere. He said a worker closed the valve manually. o my knowledge no one w as injured, said Schweiss. Facilities that use and store hazardous materials, such as Rayonier, are required to report what chemicals they have and how much they use to the Environmental ProtectionA gency (EPA). They also have to disclose incidents and emerg ency response. They do not have to report the information to local authorities. Schweiss said the companys in-house team of emergency responders handled this situation on its own and did not need help from the Fernandina B each Fire Department. He said the company holds annual simulation drills with city and county emergency responders and that the company recently completed a joint drill. We did it a couple of weeks ago, said Schweiss. S chweiss said the facility operates 24/7 and that the company maintains equipment and has its own team of emergency responders to deal with hazmat situations. He said the 45-member team includes full-time and hourly workers that have other jobs when theyre not handling emergency response. The team includes hourly workforce to degreed engineers, said Schweiss. He said 300 people work at t he facility. The company has reported to federal officials that it has 1,444,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia; 1,080,000 pounds of chlorine, 1,080,000 pounds of sulfur dioxide and 445,000 pounds of sulfuric acid. Its important to unders tand thats the maximum that is on site, he said. Schweiss acknowledged that these are significant quantities. He said that they are widely used. These are some of the most common materials used across a wide range of industries, said S chweiss. The hazards are well understood. Schweiss points out that there is a facility in Tampa that handles more than two million tons of anhydrous ammonia per year. The point of telling you that is that these are not uncommon (chemicalsthey established safety protocols, said Schweiss. Im not minim izing the risk. Schweiss said the company continually updates its safety training protocols and maintains its equipment to the highest standard. He said the mill managers Monday morning meeting starts with safety because it is a high priority. He said safety messages are posted throughout the facility. e take our responsibility seriously, said Schweiss. eve been a good steward of safety on the island. Are we safe here from a hazmat incident at Rayonier? Yes, said Schweiss. We have systems in place to prevent incidents. firstname.lastname@example.org Every community faces p otential threat from hazardous materials and the threat is real, said Anderson. He pointed to a leak in January at a chemical stora ge facility in West Virginia that left more than 300,000 p eople in nine counties without safe drinking water and t he explosion last year in west Texas at a fertilizer plan that killed 15 people. It leveled the town, said Anderson. A nderson provided a list of local companies with Tier I I chemicals on-site, as reported to the Department of E nvironmental Protection. He calls them the bad, bad stuff. Rayonier Performance Fibers, Fernandina Beach n A nhydrous Ammonia: 1,440,000 pounds n C hlorine: 1,080,000 pounds n S ulfur Dioxide: 1,080,000 pounds n Sulfuric Acid: 445,000 pounds Accident: Release of sulfuric a cid in 2009 due to a hose blow-out; no injuries. Rock-Tenn F ernandina Beach n Sulfuric Acid: 1,728,233 p ounds n C yclohexylamine: 21,060 p ounds n Hydrogen Peroxide: B elow 52 percent concentration needed to trigger as an EHS chemical which would require a screening scenario hazards analysis.A ccidents: None reported K inder Morgan-Nassau Terminal, Fernandina Beach n S ulfuric Acid: 4,590 pounds Accidents: None reported MCI, Callahan n Sulfuric Acid: 7,968 poundsA ccidents: None reported B ellsouth, Y u lee n Sulfuric Acid: 1,178 pounds Accidents: None r epor t ed Bellsouth, Fernandina Beach n S ulfuric Acid: 3,535 p ounds A ccidents: None r e por ted Im not minimizing the risk . (but) these a re some of the most common materials u sed across a wide range of industries. T he hazards are well understood R USSELL SCHWEISS D IRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, RAYONIER
MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Local Democrats are launchi ng a get out the vote effort between now and the Nov. 4e lection. They seek support for party candidates running for statewide office. That includes Annette Taddeo, who is seeking the job of lieutenant governor as gubern atorial candidate Charlie Crists running mate. T addeo spoke at the Low Country Boil fundraiser Aug. 16 organized by the Nassau County Democratic Election Committee (DECe she urged the party faithful to knock on doors and make phone calls i n an effort to capture votes. Even in a red county, it matt ers, said Taddeo, a Miami business owner and former head of the Miami Dade Democratic Committee. If you think your county is not important, you are mistaken. D emocrats face an uphill climb in Nassau County wherer egistered Republicans outnumber Democrats by a 2 to 1 margin. T he Supervisor of Elections O ffice puts the numbers at 1 4,404 for registered Democrats and 29,809 for registered Republicans. Taddeo has run for office twice before, including her county commission, and has lost both times. But, she said, she w on a student council election at t he University of North A labama. She said the race was difficult, and it put her background as a Spanish-speaking student at issue. Taddeo, 48, is the daughter of an Italian-American serviceman from New Jersey whos erved in World War II as well a s the Kor ean W ar He settled in C olombia, wher e he opened a helicopter school and met T a ddeo s Colombian mother She said posters she had put up for the campaign were destroyed to read Annette for deportation. I was born a U.S. citizen ... they judge us based on the coloro f skin or because we have a little bit of an accent, said T a ddeo. It made me r e alize that I needed to be a voice. T addeo also noted the mix of races in America. Thats what makes us so great, especially in Florida, saidT addeo. Taddeo launched her own c ompany 20 years ago and on Aug. 18 took her daughter tos chool for the first day of third grade. She is married to a thera pist and while she is well off now, she said she knows what it means to struggle. Ive been to the store and taken things out of the basket b ecause I didnt have money said Taddeo. S he urged local Democrats to push Gov. Rick Scott out of o ffice. When it comes to Medicare, women and pay, (hesaddeo. Scott doesnt want to (help T addeo would become the first female Hispanic lieutenantg overnor, if she and Crist can knock off Scott and Lt. Gov. C arlose Lopez-Cantera. Local Democrats at the 16th annual Low Country Boil held at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club also heard from William Rankin, w ho is running for the states chief financial officer. R ankin of Deerfield Beach has qualified to run against C hief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, the Republican incumbent, by paying the requiredf ees. He is the former asset manager for the state of Ohio and his backgrounds includes 11 years in the Army as a special agent for economic crime investigations. Rankin said he l eft the service because of disa bility. H e is divorced, the father of two adult children and became a grandparent for the first time six months ago. He said that he has seen his grandchild for two days. Thats how important this r ace is to me, he said. H e said his publishing comp any is based in Europe and is c alled Millionair e Lifestyle, though after the dinner Rankin said the magazine is on hiatus during the campaign. The CFO heads the Florida Department of Financial Services and is responsible foro verseeing the states finances, c ollecting revenue, paying state b ills, auditing state agencies, regulating cemeteries and funerals and handling fires and arsons. This is a cabinet level job and the CFO has adminis trative oversight over the offices handling banking and insurancer egulation. S tate Rep. Audrey Gibson, D -Jacksonville, also spoke at the event, urging people to vote Scott out of office in an effort to h elp the middle class. Its the middle income that s uffers, said Gibson. Too poor to be rich. Too rich to be poor G ibson said the election starts in September with overseas balloting. I know Im preaching to the choir but sometimes the choir n eeds to be preached to too, said Gibson. Take the messageo ut to the community While Gibsons district cove rs central Jacksonville in Duval County, she said she has attended the event for years to support fellow Democrats who share the county border. T he crowd also heard from Alan Clendenin. He is first vicec hair of the Florida Democratic Party. He sat next to Taddeo d uring dinner and the two frequently leaned in to each others ear to whisper a comment or share a laugh. Clendenin launched into his s hort speech by saying that Attorney General Pam Bondi isa gainst mandates. She thinks man dates lead t o gay marriage, said Clendenin. That comment drew laughs f rom the crowd, which organizers put at 135 paid attendees for the $50 dinner, including shrimp, sausage, corn, beans and peach cobbler. Some 50 people paid $100 per ticket to meet candidates in a p rivate reception before the m eal. C lendenin also said Scott has slashed the states education budget by $1.6 billion and that on election day, Scott, Bondi and the rest of his team must be shown the exit door . The crowd also heard from J ames Poindexter of the Young D emocrats of Jacksonville, w ho served as master of cerem ony (Among his comments: ricky Ricky has wrecked havoc on the state of Florida,; eve got to get rid of Rick Scott no doubt about it,; Republicans are bloodsuckers.), and from Carla Voisardw ho is the chair of Nassau C ountys DEC and state comm itteewoman. She said money from the fundraiser is being used to pay for office space on South Eighth Str eet in Fer nandina Beach and for computer upgrades. es, it s dif ficult to be a D emocrat in Nassau County s aid Voisard. But our numbers a re growing every day email@example.com CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY A UGUST 29, 2014 NEWS News-Leader September 4th5:00 pm 8:00 pmFishing Seminars, Swag & MoreUltra-Low Mileage lease Example for Qualified current GM Employees and Eligible Family Members With a current GM Lease Using $500 Lease Loyalty MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS ON MOST 2014 VEHICLES IN STOCK. PLUS NO MONTHLY PAYMENTS FOR 90 DAYS0%72PER MONTH 36MONTHS$244DUE AT SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERS$244APA FORI I T T S S T T H H E E C C H H E E V V Y Y L L A A B B O O R R D D A A Y Y S S A A L L E EBrie Gabriella Capt.Rick Murphy Capt. Russell Tharin Capt. Geoff Page 2014 SILVERADO 1500 DOUBLE CABALL STAR EDITION 4WD WITH EPA-EST. 22 MPG HWYRon Anderson ChevroletBUICK GMC464054 State Road 200 Yulee, Florida904.261.6821 Democrats seek to oust Scott, other officials MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER Annette Taddeo, who is seeking the job of lieutenant governor as Charlie Crists running mate, speaks at the Nassau County Democratic Partys annual Low Country Boil.
There are thousands of people residing here in Nassau and Camden counties and enjoying a close knit, mostly family-oriented hometown environment, where we work and play, reach out to those in need and have a genuine patriotic nature that reaches down to our core values. We go about our daily lives, whether we work, go to school, have kids that are young or g rown, have social lives, hobbies and most are eager to step up and say, What can I do to help? Our twin counties are like nowhere else in the country to live and we all want to wear a Life is Good T-shirt! We are also a very integrated military community, not only h istorically, but we have found that virtually everyone we meeto r talk to is a veteran, married t o one, has siblings who are, m om or dad who was or is or h ave friends or family that are. T he roots run deep here. We h ave a huge cross-section of vete rans of all ages and eras of service. There are many of our veterans living or staying her e that have come home from servicei n times past, but there is an e ver-growing need to reach out t o many of our youngest service m en and women who are facing e ach day without help, hope, a T-shirt and, in many cases, a home. They are victims of too many pr evious deployments and not enough support to readjust properly. Most veterans are strengthened by their militarys ervice, but many times the c ombat experience in r e cent c onflicts has unfor t unately taken an unprecedented toll on our men and women in unifor m. Ther e ar e far too many who str uggle in their effort to readjust to normal life, as we know it; there are far too many return-i ng soldiers per resources availa ble to help in many cases. T here are grave issues to be dealt with here. Besides the physical handicaps many face in loss of limb, sight and func tion, there are even more faced every day with mental health issues and many are compounded by substance abuse, family strife, unemployment and h omelessness, perhaps ultimately leading to the possibilit y of incarceration. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, one third of our nations homeless are veterans! On any given night, more than 100,000 veterans are on the streets. The majority suffer from substancea buse, mental disorders or coconcurring disorders. T he suicide rate has increase d dramatically 18 veterans are l ost each day in this country. Many suffer greatly with PTSD (Post T r aumatic Stress Disorder) and traumatic brain injury related issues; in addition 20 per cent of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan haves ymptoms of a mental health d isor der or cognitive impairm ent, which left untreated can lead to involvement with the criminal justice system. There are over 150 military veterans arrested in Duval County/Jacksonville each month accor ding to the Four th District Public D efenders Office, a sobering f act that is an unjust epitaph to a veteran who has ear n ed a bet ter life and care. The Veterans Treatment Court Program is a positive approach for many veterans who need help and a second chance to live life free from theiru nwanted and unrequested h andicaps. The VTC allows j urisdictions to ser v e a lar ge segment of the justice involved veteran population as opposed to the business as usual approach of many courts in the country. It allows them to appear before a judge who handles numerous veterans cases, i s in a better position to exercise discretion, effectively respond a nd is supported by a strong interdisciplinary team. The Veterans Court judge better understands the issues the veteran may be struggling with and is familiar with direct impact organizations that can help meet the veterans imme-d iate needs. The Veterans Treatment C ourt was founded in 2008 by J udge Rober t Russell in Buffalo, N .Y., after he noticed an increasing number of veterans appearing on his mental health and substance abuse dockets. He noticed first-hand the transformational power of militar y camaraderie when the veteranso n his staff assisted veterans in o ne of his cour ts, and felt that m ore needed to be done. Today, there are more than 150 Veterans Courts in the country and active in 20 of Floridas counties, including Clay and Duval counties and the first one in the state in PalmB each County. Most are heavil y mentor ed by veterans or gan i zations like the V i etnam Veterans of America, like Chapter 1046 in Duval and 1059 in Clay County. Nassau County has started its gr oundwork on this out standing program for our vete rans here and in surrounding a r eas. Logistics ar e being put i n place to have a V e terans Court here to make a difference by offering an outstanding program that can enlist the qualified veteran in a volunteer program to give him or her a second chance at a better future and avoid incarceration, after graduation fr om the pr ogram. T he pr ogram is a cour tsupervised, comprehensive treatment program designed to identify individuals with qualifying criminal charges who are either on active duty or who have an honorable or general condition dischar g e, have a documentable health diagnosis and the possibility of connection between their offense and their military service. The V ietnam V eterans of America and all veterans organizations in Nassau and Camden counties car e deeply about all our veterans. We feel our responsibility as Vietnam veterans is to give all we can to ensure a lasting legacy for all our in-service and younger generation of veterans. If you would like more information about the V eterans Cour t Program and the pending VCT Program here covering our community, please call VVA Chapter 1088 at (904 or visit us on the Web at vva1088.org. Please join us inr eaching out to all veterans. 6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK G r a c i a s Th a n k Y o u Taste the Latin American Traditional FoodLa Tierra Prometida (The Promised Land)Will Host a Dinner Featuring an Array of Hispanic dishesSaturday, August 30th,2014 5:00 8:00 pm416 Alachua Street Fernandina Beach, FL (the old Baptist Church)Ph. (904 We Will Have Food From:MEXICOEL SALVADORHONDURAS PUERTO RICO URUGUAY No Charge for Admission,though donations will happily be acceptedAll Donations will go to the Building Fund for the Spanish Ministry The Promised Land Why be near, when y ou can be here!ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday SundayW W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y s s Wing it S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y 2 pm Dan & Michelle 6:30 pm Karribean Flavor S S u u n n d d a a y y 2 pm MacysOpen7days a week at11 am 2910 Atlantic Ave. 904-310-6904UPSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIESwww.sandybottomsamelia.comVisit us online or on Facebook for all the specials and event info HA P P YHO U R!SundaythruThursday2 6 Justice for our veterans: Veterans Treatment Court F RIDAY A UGUST 29, 2014 OPINION News-Leader VETERANS VOICE D D e e d d i i c c a a t t e e d d t t o o v v e e t t e e r r a a n n s s o o f f a a l l l l e e r r a a s s J J O O H H N N S S C C H H E E R R E E R R T he Veterans Court judge better understands the issues t he veteran may be struggling with and is familiar w ith organizations that can help. Bucket list input From inception, this column has been a bout sharing information and adding some input on the back end of the data. This week, the tables are turned, and your input is being solicited. Hollie and I are at the recent emptynest juncture, and it seems timely to look forward. The phrase used by many planning ahead is bucket list. For most, travel options w ould dominate the bucket list. Travel makes sense in that it is the number one regret of t hose well into their twilight years. Beyond seeing the sights, is there more to consider in preparing a bucket trip? Given time to reflect, most might say yes. Having not done a list of 10 recently, it seems like a good opportunity. What follows will be 10 questions about a bucket list off the cuff on a T uesday mourning: 1) How many people (I started to say couples, but changed) actually have one? 2) Is it written down? And in a prominent spot? 3) How many items are recommended? 4) Should it be a new experience, or something revisited? 5) Could a service (community or persona l) be high on the list? 6) Are relationships, family or otherwise, a thought? 7) Is there more validity than a New Years resolution list? 8) Who can say they achieved over half the list? Is that considered g ood? 9) Should it be individual versus couples? 10) Should time frames be in place? Maybe 10 was too few questions, as that took less t han 10 minutes. Bucket lists seem to be associated w ith the later chapters of life, but they dont have to be. What they are is simple goals. Youngsters can have bucket lists just like grandparents. It might make for a good parent/child exercise. Bucket list items are often s tretch goals. Whose mind is in stretch mode more than a young persons? Could finding out what they would like to work towards, that is special to them, be good? Have you successfully executed a bucket list or crafted one that is active and exciting? My email is below and it would be fun to hear from anyone with thoughts. For those who havent thought of it, maybe this will be a p rimer. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. firstname.lastname@example.org K EFFER CORNER R ickKeffer Helping or enabling? One of the challenging aspects of relationships is f inding a balance between h elping and supporting each o ther and going too far. When we use the term enabling we mean that by our actions we are making it possible for another person to achieve or maintain their own behavior. This can be p ositive in some ways, like d riving your child to the pool e nables her to swim, but m ost of the time we see enabling in a more negative light. In addictions lingo, enabling is seen as one persons contribution to the other persons habit. Then on-addict gets some kind of p ayof f fr om the others addict ion related behaviors. One of the trickiest areas to find the right balance in helping is in child rearing. Because children start off completely dependent on us there is a constant demand for our car egiving and sup p or t. Of course, as children g et older, they gain skills and c ompetence and can do mor e for themselves. Most of us r emember the phase during which our three-year-olds insist on doing things for themselves, No. Me do it becomes a common r efrain. W e recognize that letting a t hree-year-old dress herself w ill take longer than if we do it for her but we also r e alize that she needs to lear n this task of independence. As our children grow up they ar e supposed to lear n all t he skills that they will need t o be fully functioning adults. O ur job as parents is to help and support this learning by teaching them how to master the tasks rather than just doing the tasks for them. Yes, we help a lot with homework and school pr ojects in the beginning, but before we send our youngsters of f to work, college or university they need to know how to attack a problem and get the job done on their own. This is not to say that they will never ever need help again, we all need help fr om time to time. Help should be asked for and be a springboar d to learning the skills and gaining independence. We hear a lot about h igh youth u nemploym ent and how hopeless many young people feel at limited job prospects a nd opport unities. It i s far mor e c ommon today for 25-year olds to still be living in their parents homes and working part-time, if at all, than it was 20 or 30 years ago. I wonderi f we are doing enough to h elp our young people lear n t o be fully functioning, independent adults. In our desire to look after them and our fear about all the dangers they face perhaps we are not doing a good enough job preparing them for real life. Fr om a young age, chil d r en need to know about, u nderstand and for the most p ar t r espect the r ules, r e sponsibilities and expecta tions within our homes and communities. They need to do chores and learn to contribute to the common good. They need to lear n to take r esponsibility for their a ctions and to make amends w hen appr o priate. They need to lear n about setting goals and working har d to achieve them. They need to learn to balance their time, ener gy and r e sources. All of t hese skills are what makes a c ompetent fully functioning a dult. I know it sounds like a pretty tall order but I really do not think it needs to be. If you are lovingly involved in your childrens lives, you can help them r ecognize their strengths and weaknesses and how to work with them. Encouragement and honesty ar e important. The message that you want to give them is that they can achieve whatever they choose so long as they figure out what is needed and how to get ther e. This is helping not enabling. The message you want to give is, I believe in you to be able to figur e this out. As a parent you participate in the discussion and offer suggestions, b ut you let your young pers on figure it out. You expect t hat your young person will be able to do this. When my son Matt was in the seventh grade getting ready to catch the school bus, it was pouring rain out. I handed him a yellow raincoat a nd he said he wasnt going t o wear something as dorkie a s this and r e fused an u mbrella. I told him that I did not want him soaking wet sitting in school. So come up with a plan to say try. After a few minutes he brought out a giant black garbage bag and punched a hole in it to let hish ead stick through it and s aid, W ill this work? I was m ystified at what he thought was cool! However, it worked and that was the impor t ant thing. This is why chores, summer and part-time jobs and volunteering are important. They br oaden our kids expe r ience and exper tise and give t hem a better understanding o f the world. They teach them about having to work for things and to develop competence. My advice to parents is to start early and help your childr en lear n r esponsibility and p roblem solving. Do not be s o afraid of being unpopular t hat you become a slave to their desir e s or demands. T each them to work for the things they want. There are jobs out there. They may be bottom of the ladder jobs for m inimum wage, but that is e xactly wher e most of us b egan our work lives. There is far more to be learned by flipping burgers to pay for your own cell phone than by sitting in your parents basement texting on the one they pay for An enabling parent is one who settles for the least their child can be. A caring and suppor tive one helps their young people engage in life and find ways to strive to be their best. Janice Clarkson, EdD, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Pr ofessional and Fer nandina Beach resident. j email@example.com M ENTAL F ITNESS J anice Clarkson
O O d d o o r r o o f f b b a a d d f f i i s s h h The case of the young man shot and killed by a deputy sheriff at North Hampton was beginning to smell bad. Was there a cover-up to protect the deputy? I t had been months since the i nvestigation had been turned over t o the Florida Depar t ment of Law Enfor c ement and neither the FDLE nor the Nassau Sheriffs Office were saying a wor d. Now the State Attorneys Office and FDLE tell a far different story. The young man, half-dressed andb loody, repeatedly attacks the d eputy. When the officers Taser f ailed to stop the attack, the of f icer was justified in using deadly force. I suspect the reporter for the News-Leader r elied mostly on a skimpy police report rather than covering the story. Many residents of North Hampton probably knewm ore details of what happened than t he r eaders of the N ews-Leader And t he paper s limited coverage led to the odor of bad fish. Mark Bear w ald Fer nandina Beach G G o o o o d d f f o o r r t t h h e e g g o o o o s s e e . . . S houldnt politicians have to live b y the laws they make? In June of 2 013, the cur r ent Board of Commissioners voted for a Nassau County Ordinance 2013-15. This ordinance says that businesses cannot put advertisements in front of their shops/stores within 1,000 feet of SR 200/A1A from the western ramps of I-95 to the west side ofT homas J. Shave Bridge. S teve Kelley was the only com missioner who voted against this ordinance. He voted against it because he felt that it infringed upon the storeowners right to promote their businesses. When the campaign to elect county commissioners star ted, Mr Kelley was told that, even though business owners wer e not allowed to put up signs fr om I-95 to the Shave Bridge, politicians could, because they did not have to follow this law. Mr. Kelley stated that politicians should always have to follow the laws they vote for. Therefore, even though Steve Kelley did not vote for this law, he was determined to follow it. Geor ge Spicer agreed with Steve Kelley; so they refused to place their signs on this stretch of road. Several people argued with Mr. Spicer and tried to convince him to put his signs up along SR 200/A1A. They said, This is the golden highway you have to put signs up ther e! But Spicer stood firm, No, he said, s a matter of principle. If the business owners cant put them up, then I wont put up them up. During this campaign, Steve Kelley and George Spicer lost a lot of exposure by sticking to what they believed was right. Would it have benefited them to have signs up along this golden highway? Yes. W ould it have been legal for them to put their signs on this route? Yes. But was it fair to the business owners, when they could not do the same? Kelley and Spicer did not think so, and they stuck by their convictions. T o me, that speaks volumes about the character of these two men. Rebecca Walker Fernandina Beach E E i i g g h h t t h h S S t t r r e e e e t t Over the nine years that Ive lived in Fer nandina Beach, I have logged many miles by foot thr ough the Greenway, on the beach and pounded the pavement on the r oads. When you are out training for 20 miles at a time, you have a lot to think about a nd obser ve, and at my snails pace, I get a really great look at things. Many times I run down Eighth Str eet, and I feel it is not the gate way to our community that it could be. I am not alone in my feelings, as a recent survey conducted by the Fernandina Beach Community Development Depar tment revealed t he majority of those who took the s ur vey described Eighth Str eet as ugly, shabbyun-down and eyesore. Of the 300-plus surveyed, many felt that in the futur e it could be welcoming, inviting, attractive and a beautiful gateway . But what can be done to make Eighth Street more attractive? And, would the businesses along Eighth Street benefit fr om esthetic impr ovements? The answers lie within the code. No, this isn t some crazy sciencefiction movie or the next Dan Br own novel, but it lies within updating our land development code and align ing it with the countys code to create a consistent look along Eighth Street. The corridor lies partly in the county and par tly in the city Both parts have different codes. For example, the most noticeable dif fer ence is the sign or dinance. The county allows taller, back-lit signs while the city allows lower signs with internal lighting from the front. If the codes were more similar, there would be more continuity. Y ou may be wondering what is being done to address this seemingly for gotten cor ridor? For the last six months, the city Community Development Department has been meeting with a diverse group of citizens and gathering their expertise and input about ideas for Eighth Street revitalization and updates to the land development code. I am fortunate enough to work with this gr oup of local ar chitects, engineers, r eal estate developers, boar d members, planners and concerned citizens. Anyone is welcome to get involved. Many of you have already taken the survey and suggested several ideas for what you think would be most impr oved along one of our main roads. The majority of responders believe mor e landscaping, enhanced lighting, r evised sign poli cies and developing a theme or mission to guide redevelopment would be a great starting point for helping Eighth Street. There are several ways you can become even mor e involved in this effort. Number one: support the businesses along this r oad by shop ping, eating and using their ser vices. Number two: Join our gr oup for meetings to offer your feedback and s tay connected to what is going on. N umber thr ee: Join a grass-roots e ffort to actually work on fixing up properties along Eighth Street like weeding, mowing, planting and coor dinating with pr operty owners. I believe our entire community would benefit from an improved Eighth Street corridor. The businesses along ther e would attract m ore customers and more business l eads to mor e jobs in our local econ omy. Improved property values could help bump the tax base to help with pr oviding better ser vices to all citizens. And, a revitalized Eighth Str eet would more accurately reflect the welcoming sentiments of the citys residents. For more information on the Eighth Str eet planning pr ocess, visit www.fbfl.us/LDCED or contact Community Development Dir ector Adrienne Burke at 310-3135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Robin Lentz Fernandina Beach F F r r e e e e b b i i c c y y c c l l e e h h e e l l m m e e t t s s The Greater Nassau County Chamber of Commer ce, suppor ted by the Florida Depar tment of Transportation and grants from the University of Florida and several commercial interests, will be at Hilliard Elementary School today to fit the entire school with bicycle helmets in a youth safety initiative, PedBike. Approximately 715 students will r otate thr ough the fitting and will r eceive a backpack with educational materials relating to the safety program. Also benefiting from fittings of helmets are children at events at the Anchor Church of God, Callahan, and several events at the Greater Nassau County Chamber of Commer ce in addition to Callahan Inter mediate School and Br yceville Elementary School. Hilliard Elementary School is the third school adding an additional layer of safety to their students. Many volunteers are needed for this event and include, school resource officers with the school system, members of the Chamber of Commer ce, Callahan Lions Club, Westside Optimist Club, Rivers Edge Church, Nassau County Commissioners and many employees of the Hilliard Elementary School, including Principal LeeAnn Jackson. Please help us promote this program by pr oviding additional fund ing which could impact these chil dr en s lives. Remember: Children Safety D oesnt Happen By Accident. K enneth B. Overstr eet G reater Nassau County Chamber of Commerce P P a a r r 3 3 Former Fernandina Beach mayor and longtime resident Beano Rober ts has advocated constructi ng a par 3 course at our municipal g olf course. I str ongly endorse his proposal. Hopefully, Mr Roberts, with his local background, will be successful in getting the right peo ple to listen and understand the benefits. A past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Tom Clark, has played our municipal course several times while visit ing. He made a pro bono presentation to our Golf Course Evaluation Committee and other inter ested individuals. Stressing the overall attractiveness of the course and its long-term potential, he presented various options that we could consider, many of which would involve cur r ently un-utilized golf course property. Clark thought that selling some pr oper ty and adding a par 3 course would be a move wor th con sidering. He presented a few preliminary sketches showing what could be done. Any property considered for sale should be very carefully selected. Per haps ther e is a way to sell some acreage to the Greenway in exchange for money going into the Golf Course Enterprise Fund for future par 3 expansion? Advantages of having a par 3 course are many for golfers, for tourism, to enhance the overall appeal of Fernandina Beach as a gr eat place to live or visit, and to boost the local economy. The course could become a golf destination spot. Ther e ar e no other par 3 courses on the island. And par 3s are a huge draw. People visiting or considering moving often consider the availability of a course that does not require a lot of time to play, where they do not have to continually r each for the driver, where they can learn to play or r ekindle the game they enjoyed when they wer e younger and then became too busy. Or where they can introduce their children to the game. Tom Clark talked about the ones he designed for Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Williamsburg, Va. and how pr ofitable they ar e to their communities. Jim Powers Fer nandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE I read with interest Steve Nicklas comments in the Aug. 13 edition of the News-Leader r egarding upcoming proposals for the Nassau County budget. Mr. Nicklas argued that there a re two options on the table for balancing the countys budget increasing taxes or drawing down the countys reserves and implied that supporters of the former are engaging in political alarmism. He then goes on to refute these s o called alarms. Now, before I go on I should state that I am not a resident of NassauC ounty. I just happened to read Mr. Nicklas article while visiting my parents so I do not h ave a dog in the fight. I am, however, a professor in the Department of Political Science & Public Administration at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, and my area of expertise is public budgeting and finance. G iven my background, I was disappointed to read many of the claims made by Mr. Nicklasb ecause I believe them to be inaccurate. I would like to go through these claims point by p oint in the hopes of helping to better inform the electorate. First, Mr. Nicklas claims that over the past 20 years the population of the county has less than doubled yet the countys budget has i ncreased by almost a factor of four (from $40 million to $155 million). He implies that servicel evels have increased dramatically over this time as a result of this increase in spending. M r. Nicklas, however, has forgotten about a little thing called inflation. The population of the c ounty has increased by about 54.3 percent d uring this time period. To maintain per capita spending in inflation-adjusted dollars, the county budget would have to be $178.5 million today ($23.5 million more than the current budget provides). Second, Mr. Nicklas goes on to argue that if t he county uses some of its $10 million in reserves, it can finance all of its programmaticn eeds. He says this after claiming that the county is doing very well economically. This b egs the question, why does the county need to draw down its reserves to cover current expenditures if the economy is strong? Best practices in the world of public finance dictate that current expenditures be covered by curr ent revenues. Reserves are created to hedge against risks such as economic downturns,c ivil unrest, and natural disasters. Maintaining sufficient fiscal reserves is a sign of a well-mana ged government. My home state of North Carolina requires its local governments to maintain reserves equal to at least 8 percent of their revenues. Counties along the North Carolina coast commonly hold 50 percent or m ore in reserve because of the threat of hurricanes. Nassaus $10 million represents lesst han 6.5 percent of its budget. Third, Mr. Nicklas suggests that drawing d own reserves will have no impact on the countys credit rating. While many things are factored in when determining bond ratings, it is true that bond rating companies like to see that governments carry reserves and dislike it w hen governments use reserves on operating expenses. So, it is not unreasonable to worrya bout the impact of spending down reserves on Nassau Countys credit rating. F ourth, Mr. Nicklas admits that some emergency vehicles may be outdated and need r eplacing, but assures readers that the money c an be found somewhere. I wonder where somewhere is, especially if the county does not have suf f icient revenues to cover its current expenditures and is debating whether to use its reserves to cover its expenses. Lastly, Mr. Nicklas argues that the new s heriffs headquarters be funded by (you guessed it) spending down the countysr eserves. He states that, Creating debt, even at a low interest rate, hardly makes sense when f unds are readily available. However, it makes perfect sense when reserves are low and/or the expenditure is for a capital project. As I discussed earlier, eliminating your reserves makes it difficult for governments to respond t o unexpected events. Additionally, borrowing to cover the construction of an asset that ise xpected to last many years into the future is considered a good principle of public finance. T his is especially true when interest rates are low. The reason is that many future citizens are going to benefit from the construction of the asset. If reserves are used to pay for the construction then current citizens pay the full cost, w hile future citizens pay nothing. Paying the asset off over the lifetime of the asset ensurest hat all who benefit pay their fair share. It is sound fiscal practice to use current r evenues to cover current expenditures, maintain sufficient reserves to account for potential risks in the environment, and pay off longterm assets over their expected lifetimes. For democratic governments to be successful, citiz ens must decide which package of services they want the public sector to provide andt hen pay for those services according to sound financial principles. If the package of services e xceeds current revenues, it is wise to either increase revenues or cut back on the services d emanded. Many local governments across t he country which have not followed these practices have found themselves facing bankr u ptcy. James W. Douglas is professor, Department of Political Science & Public Administration, University of North Carolina-Charlotte. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY A UGUST 29, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HOW TO WRITE US Letters must include writers name (printed and signature), address and telephone number for verification. W riters are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. Nopoems will be published. Letters should be typed or printed. Not all letters are published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, P.O. 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The fly on his backpack I t seems like only yesterday he was toddling off to kindergarten, dressed in a new outfit while Mama stood teary-eyed at the door. First time on a university campus. Excited, he posted online as he began the pursuit of his bachelors degree. Be a sponge, I commented. Thats the idea. Then wring my brain o ut onto a keyboard later M y son has come a long way fr o m the lit tle boy for whom reading ranked on the same level as having a tooth drilled. Today he is that sponge, soaking up every bit of knowledge he can on a variety of topics, including a few that mayb e surprising to those who d on t know him well. C hosen to par t icipate in the Honors Pr ogram, he joins an elite group considered the best and brightest undergraduates at the university . In small, seminar-style c lasses, hell take part in i ntellectually stimulating d iscussions this semester on gender sexuality, race and mar ginalized commu nities. When I mentioned this to a friend, she said they didn t have classes like that when she was in college. Hopefully, a sign of a more tolerant w orld and he will be a big par t of that, she s aid. As someone who calls others out for sexist or bigoted remarks, he already plays a par t in working towar d tolerance among his peers. I wonder how many of his male peers hell find in the Womens Studies class? I c ouldn t be mor e pr o ud that he s chosen to immerse himself in learning about the womens movement from a historical, sociological and anthr opological perspective. Already a dedicated champion of womens rights, I find it highly admirable that he wants to gain a deeper understanding. Future classes include studies in the histor y of Civil Rights and a session on Radical Political Economics. I wish I couldve been a fly on his backpack for a day as he went to his first class on that huge university campus. But no, it wouldve been too difficult to explain the insect with tear-filled eyes and big grin to his classmates. Heather A. Perry is a reporter at the NewsLeader type@fbnewsleader .com NEWSR OOM VIEWS H e ather A P err y SER VING Y OU City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners: Mayor: Ed Boner : 556-7554 (cell email: email@example.com Vice Mayor: Sarah Pelican : 432-8644 (cell email: firstname.lastname@example.org Charlie Corbett : 583-1767 (cell email: email@example.com Pat Gass : 277-7987 (home email: firstname.lastname@example.org Johnny Miller : 556-3299 (cell email: email@example.com
COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, AUGUST29, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8AWe are the products of Gods fireWe were sometimes darkness, but now that we are light in the Lord, we should walk as children of the light. Regardless of the color of our skin, we all were once as dark as midnight; but now we are light in the Lord. Now we are to tread all around and follow as companions the luminous fire because we are sons and daughters of the ultimate fire, produced by God's spirit working in us. God created Adam and Eve. We are products of God's fire through the Holy Spirit by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Because of this wonderful change in our lives, we are never to cooperate in shady acts. The fire in us is to consume all of the darkness in and around us. Just as light causes the darkness in a room to disappear, we are to be so luminous that no darkness can remain. We are to be tried by fire because we are fire and children of fire. The fire does not consume fire but it consumes everything else. Whenever there is a fire, everything that was conceived in the darkness is brought to light. It is exposed. We cannot have or be partakers of the barren unfruitfulness of the darkness. Our fire, the fire in us, is to convict, convince, rebuke and tell a fault, not conceal it and cover it up. We thank God that, as His child, produced by His Holy Spirit, we are fire. We do not just have fire, we are fire. Therefore, we will not participate in the works, acts or deeds of barren or unfruitful things. We ask Him to continue to work within us as we continue our walk throughout the Earth as a child of light. Release in us your fire that will illumine all the darkness that exists among your people. Help us to expose what is not pleasing to Him and to help others desiring a change to come in the direction of His life. Birthday wishes to Shirley Lee, Engrid Jones, Dorothy Albertie, Tradonna Coleman, Steve Brooks, Arie Kirkland, W ayne Richo, Dollie Watkins, Jerome Wa y, Keani Rainey, Ervin Jones, Olukemi Adekunle, Elbert Morris, Javon Pollard, Donny Davis, Lydia Parrish, Kenneth Jones, Willie Scott, Nikita Geter, David Johns, Sierria Henry, Curtis Collins, Yvette Bacon, Kim White, Reginald Alexander and Jurnee Richo. NOW AND THENM aybelle Ki rkland MILITARY NEWS Air Force Airman 1st Class Omel D. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland in San Antonio, T exas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Roberts is the son of Carmela D. Roberts of Fairbanks, Alaska; the brother of Romel A. Wade of Great Lakes, Ill.; and the grandson of Mary J. Jones and Alice Roberts of Callahan. He is also the nephew of Latasha T aylor, Stacy Roberts and T ony Taylor of Callahan. He earned a diploma in 2011 from West Nassau High School, Callahan. C AMPUS NOTES Emily Summer Purvis of Fernandina Beach graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy's 128th Basic Recruit Class Aug. 5, 2014. She is the daughter of Leslie and Steven Mallonee of Fernandina Beach and Jeff Purvis of Yulee, granddaughter of Carey and Wanda Braddock of Fernandina Beach and Karen Purvis and the late Fred Purvis of Yulee and sister to Savannah Purvis. Purvis is a 2012 graduate of Yulee High School. She worked at Coldstone Creamery and Chic-Fil-A before being accepted to the FHP Training Academy Feb. 17. For 25 weeks, she participated in an intensive training r egimen designed to be both mentally and physically tough. The military-style training prepared her for the many challenges she will face in her new career and helped to strengthen both her body and mind. Purvis participated in both classroom and hands-on learning in a variety of topics, including legal issues, interpersonal communications, crime scene and criminal investigations, DUI and crash investigations and traffic stops. She also endured six weeks of rigorous training in the high-liability areas of firearms, defensive tactics, first aid and vehicle operations. Attending the graduation of the 128th BRC in T allahassee were Purvis's family and friends, including Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper. Leeper is a retired FHP lieutenant, who retired in 2012 after 35 years with the patrol and a graduate of the 53rd BRC in 1977. Purvis has been assigned to Troop D in Orlando Orange County. Sarah Elizabeth Yawn was included on the dean's list at the University of Georgia. 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SUBSCRIBETODAY! f bnewsleader.com T each them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave.Exodus 18:20 There are two ways to enhance our chances of survival: r obustness and resiliency. Robustness is a measure of how much damage can be done to an organism and it will still function. Plants are robust because they can lose their leaves and the majority of their limbs and yet survive. Resiliency refers to the ability of an organism to adapt to changing circumstances. A tropical plant may be robust, but it won't survive in a harsh environment such as a desert. Human beings are hardy because we combine robustness with resiliency. We are robust in so far as we can survive without our teeth, could lose a few limbs, and some of our vital organs arepaired, such as the kidneys and lungs, allowing us to survive with just one of them. Though not as robust as plants, we are moreresilient, since we adapt well to change, as evidenced by our living in virtually every environment on the planet. Religion is one of the tools that help us to adapt. The Bible is full of advice on how to get along under trying circumstances. The early Israelites were enslaved in Egypt and then had to survive in the desert, and even once they were established as a nation, they were surrounded by hostile neighbors. This remains true for them today, and there is a lesson here on the value of resiliency and robustness. Increase your robustness by staying healthy and increase your resiliency by being adaptive.Christopher Simon Robustness & Resiliency Mr. Taylor, Miss TharinT T h h a a r r i i n n T T a a y y l l o o r rIrina Ashton Tharin and Brandon Vince Taylor, both of Fernandina Beach, will be married at 5 p.m. April 10, 2015, at The Ribault Club. The bride-elect is the daughter of Louis and Catherine Tharin of Fernandina Beach. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Brenda Taylor and Vince Taylor of Fernandina Beach. WEDDING ENGAGEMENT Y awn SUBMITTEDEmily Purvis, a Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy graduate, with fellow graduate Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper. B ook Festival awards scholarshipW ith the cost of a college education continually escalating, almost all students and parents can use some assistance. This fall, Bella Hower, a recent graduate of Fernandina Beach High School, arrived at the University of Florida's Honors Program with the help of a $2,000 Christa Powell Walley Scholarship. The scholarship is aimed at students pursuing a degree in English, journalism, creative writing, communication or literature related fields. The award has been an integral part of the Amelia Island Book Festival for more than 10 years. Annually announced and awarded at the VyStar Readers Luncheon, the scholarship is dedicated to the late Christa Powell Walley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Powell of Fernandina Beach. Christa had a love for writing. The Powells joined with the Amelia Island Book Festival in sponsoring the scholarship, which is dedicated to encouraging writers in their pursuit of a literary career. In one of her three writing submissions required in the application, Hower wrote, "Writing creates a world of possibilities unhindered by the laws of reality, where potential extends far beyond the bounds of what one perceives to be true, and twists and turns in events can be manipulated by a mere stroke of a pen." As she started college, Hower said, "I plan to use this scholarship for tuition purposes while at the University of Florida. Every little bit counts and I cannot thank Mr. and Mrs. Powell enough for awarding me this scholarship; I am very honored." Applications for the 2015 Christa Powell Walley Scholarships are available online at the Amelia Island Book Festival website ameliaislandbookfestival.com. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31. The applications will be judged by a panel of community leaders with literary backgrounds. The winner will be announced and the scholarship awarded at the VyStar Readers Luncheon slated for Feb. 21. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen. Any Nassau County high school senior, or any undergraduate or graduate college student who has ties to Nassau County (for example, attended school here, resided here prior to entering college, has parents or grandparents who live here, etc.) is eligible. Amelia Island Book Festival is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to promoting literacy. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. SUBMITTEDBella Hower, center, with the Powells, who give a scholarship every year in memory of their late daughter, Christa Powell Walley, who had a passion for writing. SUBMITTEDMiss Kaila's first-graders celebrate the start of Fancy Fridays with a blessing and a prayer at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy. Each Friday, children celebrate their parents by giving thanks to God. The students learn basic etiquette and table settings and manners. Y ulee Middle School Principal Jeremy Boatright, right, is shown with Junior's Seafood owner/manager Abraham Hassan, left, and Junior's catering chef Adam Frost after presenting them with a Certificate of Appreciation from the school.SUBMITTED F or the News-LeaderA certificate was recently presented to recognize and thank the staff of Junior's Seafood restaurant for their outstanding support of the school's eighth grade class during their 2013-14 end of year field trip. Approximately 120 students and teachers were treated, free of charge, to a delicious lunch of fried shrimp and tilapia, French fries, coleslaw, hush puppies and iced tea. Although the school had initially offered and expected to pay for the catered meal, Junior's, much to the school's surprise, insisted on donating the food as a goodwill gesture, showing their support as a valued community partner, and helping to keep costs down by making it possible for more students to participate. Yu lee Middle gives thanks f or Juniors Seafood FANCY FRIDAYS W ild Amelia offers nature campW ild Amelia will host a two-part nature camp Sept. 22 and Sept. 24 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Book Loft, 214 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, for ages 7-14. Cost for both sessions is $20; registration is required. Campers will receive a copy of Wild Amelia's Junior Naturalist "Seashore" curriculum. To register and pre-pay call the Book Loft at 261-8991. This "Beach Babies" program will focus on sea turtles, crab life cycles, whelk and skate egg cases, shark-eye collars, baby jellyfish and shorebirds. Children will complete activities in the curriculum and make a lap book of their activities.
W W e e s s t t S S i i d d e e R R e e p p u u b b l l i i c c a a n n s s A ll Republican families are invited to attend the Westside Republican Clubs meeting on T uesday at 7 p.m. at the Hilliard Community Center, 37117 Pecan St. Orlando Avila will p rovide a presentation on the Second Amendment, Our Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities. C C i i t t y y c c a a n n d d i i d d a a t t e e f f o o r r u u m m s s A melia Park, a traditional neighborhood development located within the city limits of Fernandina Beach, has the distinction of having one of the highest voter turnout percentages in Nassau County. Of 264 residents registered to vote in the 2012 elections (about 10 percent of the total number of registered voters within the precinct), 91 percent d id so. Because of the high level of interest in local p olitics, Amelia Park will host a candidate forum on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall at Holy Trinity Church (located off Citrona on Lake Park Drive, across from the YMCA). Dan Scanlan, a reporter for the Florida Times-Union who covers Nassau County news, will moderate the forum. Amelia Park residents have been invited to submit questions to be asked of the candidates, and all candidates will have been given the questions in advance to prepare their presentations t o the community. All who are vying for the two available seats o n the city commission incumbent commissioners Charlie Corbett and Sarah Pelican and challengers Robin Lentz, Tim Poynter and Roy Smith, Jr. have been invited to participate. In conjunction with the candidate forum, Amelia Park will also launch a voter registration drive to encourage the majority of residents in the 375-home development to register for the party of their choice, and to vote in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The candidate forum on Sept. 30 is free and open to t he public. Call 277-2664 for more information. A city candidate forum is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at City Hall, 204 Ash St. For information, contact former mayor Susan Hardee Steger at 261-4372 or email@example.com. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9A F RIDAY A UGUST 29, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Fine Arts & Crafts Gallery904-261-7020 www.islandart.org Island Art GalleryOpen Daily JOEWINSTONPOTTERYAVAILABLEat theISLANDARTGALLERY18 N. 2nd Streetjswinston@bellsouth.net 904-206-0725 FIND US SITUATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL MARITIME FOREST 94 AMELIA VILLAGE CIRCLE, Amelia Island, Fl. Hours: Tuesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wednesday through Friday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 WEBSITE: WWW.ARTAMELIA.COMCome see the terrific new show, AS TIME GOES BY AFINE ARTS GALLERY Visit The Galleries of8Local Artists Please join us for an open house on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 5-8pm.BLUE DOOR ARTISTS 205-1/2 Centre Street Open 11-5 Except Sundays Discover Amelia Islands Art CommunityVisit all of these galleries &businesses today! www.eternityfuneralhome.com Smart consumers traditionally look for the best value for their money spent. Now,morethan ever, it is so important not to over spend or pay too much for what we purchase. We feel this is especially true when having to make funeral plans at the time of need or when pre-planning. Our families have said many times, Eternity Funeral Homes and Crematoryprovides not only the best price, but even more importantly, the most compassionate, professional services in our area. Our staff does not work on acommission or a quota system like others in our industry. Our mission is to give you your options at the best price available not to pressure you into buying something overpriced. What do you have to lose by comparing what Eternity Funeral Homes and Crematoryhas to offer? Remember, the money you save at Eternity will be left to your family.Cremation $795.00Funeral Service with casket $3995. 00 (choice of 4 casketsSame Price at your church, our chapel or graveside. Call for moreInformation Brian M. Johnson, LFDICDonna & Rex D. Gill, Owners4 856 Oakdale Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904 96092 Victorias Place Yulee, FL 32097 ( 904) 261-2700 POLITICS IN BRIEF
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, AUGUST29, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A NA TIONAL CHAMP PHOTOS BY JEAN TENNELL, DRU THOMPSON AND TIFFANY GONIGAM/SPECIALT ommy Adkins, a native of Fernandina Beach and son of Willie Adkins, captured his first national title July 26. He won the U.S. Title Series 500cc Hydro National Championship in DePue, Ill. Racing for more than 20 years, Adkins beat seven other hydroplane drivers en route to the national title; his boat pushes 100 mph on water. Daughter Lauren, above left and center, was on hand to cheer on her father. As is customary, his pit crew dunked Adkins in the lake after his win. GRIDIRON ACTION PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThe Fernandina Beach Middle School football team opened its 2014 season Tuesday at home. The Pirates lost to the Orange Park Wildcats. They host University Christian Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Pirate Field. The Fernandina Beach High School Pirates head to Yu lee tonight for the 2014 opener. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Hornet Field.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, AUGUST29, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader YULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Aug. 29FERNANDINA7:00 Sept. 5POTTERS HOUSE7:00 Sept. 19at Forrest*7:00 Sept. 26WOLFSON*7:00 Oct. 3PAXON* (HC)7:00 Oct. 10at Ribault*7:00 Oct. 17at Baker County*7:00 Oct. 24BISHOPKENNY* (SR)7:00 Oct. 30at Stanton*7:00 Nov. 7at West Nassau7:30 *District YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Sept. 4WESTNASSAU6:00 Sept. 11at Wolfson6:00 Sept. 18FERNANDINA6:00 Oct. 2at Camden (ninth gr.)5:00 Oct. 9BAKER COUNTY6:00 Oct. 16BISHOPKENNY6:00 Oct. 23at Fernandina Beach6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Aug. 29at Yulee7:00 Sept. 5at Nease7:00 Sept. 12HILLIARD7:00 Sept. 19EPISCOPAL7:00 Sept. 26MENENDEZ7:00 Oct. 3at Fort White*7:30 Oct. 10WESTNASSAU(HC)7:00 Oct. 17at Taylor County*7:30 Oct. 31MADISON*7:00 *District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Sept. 18at Yulee6:00 Sept. 25at Menendez6:00 Oct. 2BOLLES6:00 Oct. 8at West Nassau6:00 Oct. 16at Hilliard6:00 Oct. 23YULEE6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V olleyball 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. 23YULEE*5:30/6:30 Sept. 25at Orange Park5:30/6:30 Sept. 30JACKSON*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. 14CREEKSIDE5:30/6:30 Oct. 16at Ponte Vedra5:30/6:30 Oct. 20-23 District 4-4Aat WNHS District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country Sept. 13at Katie Caples Invite5:45 Sept. 20at UF Mountain Dew Open Sept. 27at Alligator Lake Open8:00 Oct. 4at Mustang Invitational7:30 Oct. 9Nassau County4:30 Oct. 18AMELIAINVITATIONAL8:00 Oct. 22District 3-2A Nov. 6Region 1-2 at Pensacola Nov. 15State 2Aat Tallahassee FERNANDINABEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Sept. 2UNIVERSITYCHRIST.6:00 Sept. 9Open Sept. 16YULEE6:00 Sept. 23at Callahan5:00 Sept. 30Open Oct. 7BAKER COUNTY(HC)6:00 Oct. 14at Episcopal6:00 Oct. 22at Bolles5:00 2014 SCHEDULES SPORTS SHORTSN N i i g g h h t t o o f f f f i i s s h h i i n n g gThe Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report representatives will be at Ron Anderson Chevrolet Buick GMC, 464054 State Road, Y ulee, from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 4. The first 75 visitors receive a T-shirt. There will be other giveaways along with hot dogs, drinks and fishing seminars by Capt. Rick Murphy, Capt. Russell Tharin and Brie Gabrielle from Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report. For information, call 261-6821.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 nFernandina Beach Pop Warner football and cheerleader registration is open for the 2014 season. Visit www.leaguelineup.com.P P r r o o w w r r e e s s t t l l i i n n g gContinental Championship Wrestling returns to Amelia Island with Wrestlebash 2014 Aug. 30 at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Matches include Flash and Cash Hayden Price vs. Julian Marcs for the CCW championship, Future Evilution (Jonathan W ells and Daniel Anderson) vs. Rock nRoll Chris Turner and Maddog Miller for the CCW tag team championships, Jamie McKinnon vs. Romeo De La Guerra for the CCW Southern States championship, Kevin Toole vs. Kristian Evans and many more. Also appearing are Ricky Jay, rookie Eric Moore, Shooter McGee, Skylark and others. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and belltime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at FBMS. Aportion of the proceeds benefit the school. Vi sit www.ccwrestling.biz.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 rRegister for the Amelia Island Youth Soccers fall season at www.aiysoccer.com or contact Lee Burchett at burchett380@gmail. com. Amelia Island Youth Soccer has partnered with Soccer Made In America and the Chicago Blast Soccer Club.T T u u r r t t l l e e T T r r o o t t L L a a b b o o r r D D a a y yThe 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. Race proceeds will benefit Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, Friends of Fort Clinch sea turtle 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 kids fun 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 original sea-turtle artwork for the shirts is created by noted local artist Sandra BakerHinton. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female overall, masters (age 40 and over) and grandmasters (age 50 and over) winners plus 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. Through today, registration will be $20 per person or $15 for members of Amelia Island Runners. 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 Amelia Runners.com, where online registration through Active. com is also available. Club discount is not available online. All pre-registered runners and walkers will be guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration for the kidsrun 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. The 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 415-6039.B B a a s s s s m m a a s s t t e e r r s s m m e e e e t tNassau Bassmasters, associated with the Florida Bass Federation, the Bass Federation and the FLW, meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Pig Bar-B-Que restaurant in Callahan at 7 p.m. Membership into the club is open to anyone 16 and older. Call Bob Schlag at (912) 729-2282 in Kingsland, Aaron Bell at (904) 545-5092 in Callahan or Tim McCoy at 261-3735 in Fernandina Beach.S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s sThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org.N N S S F F A A m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s sThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association holds its monthly business meetings on the second Wednesday at Kraft Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. The social get-togethers are held on the fourth Wednesday. Additional information, directions and reservations are available on the NSFAwebsite at www.nsfafish.net. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth-related community and other civic minded activities. Contact President John Hartrich at 206-0817 or email email@example.com.S S p p o o r r t t s s a a s s s s o o c c i i a a t t i i o o n nNassau County Sports Association meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609.BIG RED MIKE LEARY/SPECIALKeegan Killian, 10, of Fernandina Beach landed this 30-inch red on eight-pound test to celebrate his birthday.G G r r i i d d i i r r o o n n g g o o l l f fThe third annual College Gridiron Golf Classic will be Oct. 3 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. The captain's choice event benefits the Fernandina Beach High School Foundation. Box lunch and tailgate party included. Register at 11 a.m. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. For information, call Durand Childers at 491-9820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 ySponsorships are now available for the fourth annual Starting Point Golf Tournament and the agency is looking for local companies interested in supporting mental health programs for children. Each year, the tournament raises funds to support substance abuse and mental 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 levels and include player spots, dinner and beverages and sponsor r ecognition. Starting Point 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 donated items such as gift certificates to salons, golf courses and restaurants, as well as gift baskets, event tickets, merchandise and artwork. For information, contact tournament chair Cherie Billings at 277-2995 or email email@example.com. 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 individuals each year, Starting Point is a non-profit agency.O O c c t t o o b b e e r r 4 4 B B a a l l l lThe Fernandina Beach Men's Golf Association announces its 33rd annual October 4 Ball tournament at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club Oct. 11-12 with over $3,000 in cash and prizes. T wo-man handicapped format with Saturday captain's choice and Sunday better ball shotgun start at 9 a.m. Three flights based on age; under 60 white tees, 60-71 gold tees and over 71 red tees with an eight-shot differential in team handicaps. Entry 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 each day. There is also an optional skins game each day and a cash winner-take-all putting contest Saturday. Players must be FBMGA members. Join as a tournament member for $30, which entitles players to participate in any FBMGA tournament in which the FBMGA has donated cash prizes at least six in 2015. Entry forms available at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club or by emailing John Rudd at firstname.lastname@example.org.P P l l a a y y f f o o r r S S t t . J J u u d d e eChili's in Yulee is hosting its first golf tournament benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital Sept. 15 at North Hampton, which is also one of the corporate sponsors. Entry fee is $75 per person and includes barbecue lunch, cart, green fees, range balls, a goodie bag and prizes, including $25,000 for a hole-in-one, sponsored by iDrive Car Club. Get a foursome together; individual players will be assigned a foursome. Applications and completed entry forms can be picked up and dropped off up at Chili's, 463756 SR 200. Entry fees requested by Sept. 10. For information, contact Chili's Yulee manager Steve Gibson at 225-8666.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 fThe Fernandina Beach W omen's Golf Association is preparing for its 2014-15 season. The association is accepting new members. The ladies play their 18-hole game Tu esdays at 9 a.m. The season opener is Sept. 2. Anyone interested in participating as a full-year or winter-only member may contact membership chair Carol Minogue at 557-6287 or the Fernandina Beach Golf Club at 310-3175. G OLF TOURNAMENTS Vi sit your local news source online at www.fbnewsleader.com
12A F RIDAY A UGUST 29, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK APublic Service Announcement by The News-LeaderD ONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER City water/sewer rates to go up another 3% A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader A 3 percent increase in city water/sewer rates was unanimously approved by Fernandina Beach Commissioners at their Aug. 19 meeting, with no discuss ion. The increase, which was the recommendation of a 2013 study by the Florida Rural Water Association, goes into effect Oct. 1. Annual city water revenues are about $3.5 million and wastewater reve nues are about $4.8 million, according to the study. Total city water operating expenses are about $2.2 million annually and wastewater expenses are about $2.1 million. The water system also h as an annual debt payment of about $1.7 million, which is partially covered by i mpact fees and partially c overed by a loan from the w astewater revenues. T he city paid $18.95 mil l ion for Florida Public Utilitys potable water utility in 2002, with an agreement for an additional $7.5 million in a futures payment over a period of seven years. A stormwater fee of $1-4 p er household was added i n 2012. Single-family homes that do not have private stormwater systems are charged $4, while duplexes are charged $2 per unit. Residents in developments ar e charged a r educed rate (with a 50 perc ent credit) because they h ave their own stor m water systems. Condominium r e s idents also ar e charged $1. City utility bills also include a fee for garbage pickup and a small municipal tax fee, which is a cityr evenue allowed by the s tate. A ccor d ing to the Florida Rural W a ter Association website, it provides services to water and wastewater systems, including on-site technical assistance, training, compliance and trou-b leshooting.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY A UGUST 29 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B O FF & O N T HE A GRAPE DEBATE G ARDEN T ALK PAGE 6B 8 FLA GS REVISITED T he Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its next Brown Bag Lunch on Sept. 3 at noon. T om Raymond will present The Eight Flags of Amelia Island Probably Not the Eight You Think, not to pour cold water on the notion but to e xamine the r a w f acts, the vexillology, the art and science of the regions banners posted over the island over the y ears. Hell e xplore the le gitimacy, the sovereignty of the original inhabitants, the explorers and settlers who waved an array of colors and the evasive nature of history, while poking at a bit of historical revisionism along the way. Attend for some fresh perspective on the Eight Flags of Amelia Island. T his pr og r am is free and open to the public. For information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or email@example.com. AMERIC AN BEA CH MUSE UM GR AND OPENING T he A merican B each Museum will officially open on Saturday, Sept. 6 with a ceremony from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at American Beach Community Center, 1600 Julia St. T he openin g e xhibit T he Sands of T ime: An A merican Beach Story, realizes a longtime dream held by MaVynee Betsch, who died in 2005. Known far and wide as the Beach Lady, B e tsch w a s an historian, activist and environmentalist and the great-granddaughter of A.L. L e wis, pre sident of the Afro American Life Insurance Company, who founded American Beach in 1935 as a place for African Americans to e scape the s tre ss of r a cism and se g regation. For decades, the Beach Lady was an iconic figure, championing environmental causes and the preservation of the islands history, culture and stories. The success of American Beach is a capti v atin g s tory that makes for a fascinating exhibit at the new museum. The exhibit features the history of American Beach, photographs, a filmed tour of the bea ch b y the Beach Lady, along with her signature sevenfoot locks of hair. Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, sister of the Beach Lady will speak at the opening ceremony. F or information c ont a c pr og ram director and curator Carol Alexander at Alexander.firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit items for this calendar to Sian Perry at email@example.com I S L AND Relive the s at Laugh In revue For the News-Leader You bet your sweet bippy Amelia Musical Playhouse is presenting a Laugh In revue tonight and Saturday at the theater located on Island Walkway in Fernandina Beach. I f you were around during the 1960s you will remember this weekly variety show and the humor, politics, and iconic phrases that were a part of it. Twenty-five local singers, actors and musicians are performing their own version of this classic show at Amelia M usical Playhouse, the islands newest venue for music and entertainment. The cast features longtime performers from the area as w ell as first-time performers o n the AMP stage. S ays Jan Cote-Merow, who plays Ernestine, It is such fun to be par t of a feel-good show that promises to bring such fun musical memories to the audience, performing songs by such iconic artists a s the Beatles, Simon and G ar funkel, Donovan and m any more. G regg Dillingham, owner o f AMP had been promoting Laugh In as a promising revue theme for several years, and when Linzy K ennedy came to AMP with a b inder full of 60 s music and t he desire to direct, it all just fell together. One of the goals at AMP is t o mentor new directors, and L inzy has moved fr o m being a p erformer on stage into the role of director with creativity and enthusiasm. W hen asked about the e xperience, she r e marked, This has been one of the PHOTO BY WILLIAM RASER/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER T he cast and crew of the colorful Laugh In revue at Amelia Musical Playhouse in Fernandina Beach are ready to take audiences on a trip down memory lane to the 1960s. LAUGH Continued on 4B aramie Project coming to AMP stage A melia Musical Playhouse is proud to prese nt the The Laramie Project, written by Moiss K aufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project. Directed by Jeff Goldberg, the play will be performed on Sept. 4,5,6 at 1 955 Island Walkway, right off South Eighth Street in F ernandina Beach. Hailed by Time M agazine a s one of the Top Ten Plays of the Year 2000, The Laramie Project is a t hought-provoking, critically a cclaimed and emotionally riveting theater experience of a small town at the epicenter of an incomprehensible crime. The Laramie Project began in November 1998, o ne month after the brutal W alk on the wild side with Wild A melia in the coming months, and m ark your calendar for the second T u esday evening of each month when W ild Amelia will again offer the popular Wild Nites series. The topics and speakers for the nine Wild Nites leading up to the ninth annual W ild Amelia Natur e Festival, May 15-17, 2015, have just b een announced. These Wild Nites a r e educational natur e for ums and ar e f ree and open to the public and are h eld at the Peck Center Auditorium, 5 16 South 10th St., Fer n andina Beach at 7 p.m. W i ld Amelia par t ners with the city of Fer nandina, Department of Parks and Recreation, in offering these Wild Nites. Her e is a brief list of dates and top ics: W ild Amelias Wild Nites nature for u m series will feature a program on endangered Nor th Atlantic Right Whales in December; thesea nimals ar e often e ntangled in long line fishnets and need some human help to be saved. PHOTO COUR TESY OF FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, RIGHT WHALE MONITORING PROJECT W ild N ite s r eturn W ild A m e lia ann oun c e s series lineup WILD Continued on 4B AMP Continued on 4B
2B F RIDAY A UGUST 29, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS Tonight from 5:30-7 p.m. a t Post 54, Big Red will serve prime rib with baked p otato and salad for a $14 donation. The Post is located at 626 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach The Northeast Chapter of t he Nam Knights will host a Wing Night on Aug. 30 at 5 :30 p.m. at VFW Post 4351. Dinner includes wings and fries and all the fixings for an $8 donation. Karaoke will follow with Eddie Carter. The VFW Post is located at 96086 Wade Place, under the Shave Bridge. For information call 432-8791. American Legion Post 54 will serve Legion Softball Dinners with a choice of fried chicken or liver with mashed potatoes, green beans, bread and gravy for an $8 donation on Aug. 30 from 5-7 p.m. The Legion is located a t 626 S. Third St. Call 2617900. T he Ladies Auxiliary of V FW Post 4351 will serve pulled pork, coleslaw, and baked beans on Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. for a donation. They also will be recruiting new members. Everyone is invited to c ome out and see what they a re all about. For information c all 432-8791. T he first-ever Amelia Con will be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center and the Womans Club on Sept. 5-7. This event is Amelia Island s anime, comic book, a nimation, video game, fanta s y, sci-fi, and pop culture conv ention. The day of fun features celebrity and comic book guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, Q&A s films, exhibits and more. Tickets start at $10. For more information or to pur c hase tickets visit www .ameli a con.com. The Amelia Island Charity Group will host a Navy Seal Foundation Patriots Day Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon on Sept. 1 1. Lunch is at 1 1:30 a.m. at t he Fernandina Beach Golf C lub, 2800 Bill Melton Road. Fashions will be shown from Lori & Lulus. State Rep. Janet Adkins will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are a $25 donation and all proceeds will benefit the Navy SealF oundation. Online registra t ion is available at: www ameliaislandnavysealfoundation.org/events or mail a check payable to the Navy Seal Foundation to P.O. Box 15698, Fernandina Beach, FL32034. Contact Carol Carter with any questions at 261-9193. Registration deadline is Aug. 3 1. Afree introductory flamenco class and workshop for adults will be held Sept. 1 3 at 12:30 p.m. at Alius Dance Studio, 14181 Beach B lvd., Jacksonville. The class will cover the basic history a nd evolution of flamenco, as well as the musical structure and dance techniques and basics of Castanuellas. For more information call (904 6 07-6697 or visit www.flamencojax.net. Five area storytellers will c ompete for the title Island Tales Story Champion Sept. 19 at St. Peters Episcopal Church. Audience members will vote with cash for their f avorite stories. Proceeds will help purchase furniture and e quipment for the new Fernandina Beach Library o pening next year. Competing will be: Arlene Filkoff; Ron Kurtz; Capt. Kevin McCarthy; Abel Rae; and Yvette Thomas. Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., MFA, who teaches storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The program will follow a t icketed reception at 5:30 p.m. with island-themed delights f rom Lulus, a generous pour by Wines by Steve and cash b ar. The storytellers take the stage at 7 p.m. Vote tickets will be on sale the night of the event. Advance tickets are $50 at t he library, 25 N. Fourth St.; Amelia Island Museum of H istory, 233 S. Third St.; and a t fernandinaFOL.org (click on what s new events, then Donate Now). A limited number of free tickets for the program only (doors open at 6:45 p.m.) are available at the library. T he Nassau Humane S ocietys Pasta for Paws s paghetti supper is coming up Saturday evening, Sept. 20 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center The annual event always features great food and is one of the most importantf undraisers for the Humane S ociety. T his year s dinner will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and will feature spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert for $14. It s free for children age 6 and younger, and $10 for kids age 7-10.T he event always features a w ide variety of homemade d esserts to choose from, with extra desserts for $2 each. T a ke-out will be available, and there will be live music and a silent auction. Tickets are available at the NHS Second Chancer esale store, 1002 South14th S t., the NHS Dog Park, 641 Airport Road, online at NassauHumaneSociety.com, and will be available at the door. I n place of its normal Friday night wine tasting, A Taste of Wine by Steve will host a Friday evening cruise with Amelia River Cruise on Oct. 10 at $50 per person. The cruise will last a round 1 1/2 hours beginning at 5 p.m. Enjoy appetizersa nd the usual two whites and two reds to taste. Please R SVPto Raskin at 557-1506 or firstname.lastname@example.org. THEATER Rendezvous Festival, formerly the Amelia Island Film Festival, is accepting film submissions for itsd ebut International Film and Music Festival on June 51 3, 2015 o n Amelia Island and American Beach. Submissions accepted in the following categories: U.S Shorts, U.S Features, U.S Documentaries, International Shorts, International Features, Animation Shorts and New Category Music Videos. For r ules, regulations, submission dates and fees visit www.rendezvousfestival.com. Fernandina Little Theatre presents Dearly Departed, a hilarious comedy about a dysfunctional southern family, opening Aug. 30 at FLT, 1014 Beech St. Performances of this longr unning FLThit are Aug. 30 a 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 c enter. FLTis an intimate performa nce space and patrons are encouraged to purchase ticke ts in advance to guarantee seating availability. Visit ameliaflt.org. The Northeast Florida World Aids Committee will display two wall panels thata re replicas of an AIDS quilt i n the lobby of Amelia M usical Playhouse from Aug. 30 through Sept. 6 during the run of The Laramie Project. The purpose is to raise awareness about AIDS. In December 2014 an actual AIDS Quilt will be on displaya t City Hall in Jacksonville d uring Aids Awareness Week. 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 W alkway to give out i nformation and answer quest ions. 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 T rax in St. Marys, Ga. Visit w ww.stmaryslittletheatre.com or call (912103 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 pre miered on Broadway in 1968. The show contains adult language and situations and is rated R. For more information, call 261-6749 or email email@example.com. The Regions Bank Summer Movie Classics Series at the Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville concludes Sunday at 2 p.m. with Goldfinger. Tickets are $7.50. V isit www .floridathe atre.com or call (904 AR TS. MUSE UM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical informa tion about downtown Fernandina and a good time for all. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the town s most popular notori ous or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each estab lishment and an earful of colorful tales about the places you visit as well as those you see along your way. Its a great way to see Fernandina and learn about its history T ickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID tour begins at the historic train depot in downtown Fernandina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu seum.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 clock work and lasts approximately one hour. Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peter s Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic A ve. Tickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org for more information. C C a a l l l l f f o o r r s s i i n n g g e e r r s s Rehearsals for An Evening in December 2014 will begin Sunday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church. Pam Helton, music minister at Amelia Baptist Church, welcomes s ingers from throughout Northeast Florida to be a part of the 18th edition of An Evening in December. The program will be performed on Friday and Sunday, Dec. 12 and 14 at 7 p.m. each evening. Rehearsals will be held each Sunday afternoon at Amelia Baptist Church from 5-6 p.m. Singers are invited to join the choir starti ng Sept. 21. Amelia Baptist Church is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail at the rounda bout where South Fletcher meets First Coast Highway. Call Pam Helton at the church (261-9527Allen Lennon (2618799) for information or to arrange for childcare during rehearsals. H H u u m m p p h h r r e e y y i i n n c c o o n n c c e e r r t t Frank L. Humphrey, III will present a concert on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Amelia B aptist Church. Frank has spent the last year at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he is studying Vocal Performance. He was awarded first place as a vocalist in the Gershwin International competition last fall. He is now in his senior year at Manhattan. He grew up in Jacksonville and is a graduate of Douglas Anderson S chool of the Arts and Florida State College at Jacksonville. The concert, featuring sacred, classical and Broadway selections, is free and open to the public. Abasket will be available for cont ributions toward Humphreys education. A melia Baptist Church is located at 9 61167 Buccaneer Trail at the roundabout where South Fletcher Avenue joins First Coast Highway B B l l u u e e s s F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l The fourth annual Amelia Island Blues Festival will return back to the ocean breezes o f Main Beach Sept. 12-13. Friday night will f eature the Fernandina Beach High School Blues in School Band under the direction of Johnny Robinson and Roger Hurricane W ilson, followed by T he 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 P restage and more. For a full line-up of e ntertainment and to purchase tickets, visit www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com or call (404 784-7687. C C o o u u n n t t r r y y j j a a m m Backwoods Country Jam will be held Sept. 27 at the Callahan Speedway, head-l ined by Justin Moore, ACM 2014 New C ountry Artist of the Year, with Jason Michael C arroll, Jon Langston, A mber 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 t akes the stage at 9:30 p.m. There will be f ood, merchandise and drinks. Tickets are $ 40 at facebook.com/backwoodscountryjam, Gone Gorgeous (Yulee) and Tastys (Fernandina.com or call (904 firstname.lastname@example.org. G G o o i i n n C C o o a a s s t t a a l l Goin Coastal music series presents, in association with Sweetwater BrewingC ompany, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers with s upporting acts The Mother Hips and Fjord Explorer on Sept. 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Central Park. Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door) and available at the Atlantic RecreationC enter, Green Turtle Tavern and Pipeline Surf Shop. San Francisco-based Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers have brought their California folkrock sound to events such as Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Hangout Music Festival and Mountain Jam. In July Nicki Bluhm was at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. J J a a z z z z F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l The Amelia Island Jazz Festival kicks of f Oct. 12 with a free concert in Amelia Park from 2-4 p.m. featuring the U.S. Navy Band Southeast. The festival runs through Oct. 19 and will feature A Latin Jazz Concert and Wine Tasting Oct. 16; headliner Tony Monaco, jazz organist, Oct. 17; headliner Randy Brecker, Grammy Award-winning trumpet master with a tribute to the Brecker Brothers Band on Oct. 18; a Dixie to Swing Jazz Brunch Oct. 19 with the AIJF All-Star Swingtet; late night jazz jams, a sponsor party and more. T ickets range from $35 to $60 for regular admission, with VIPpackages available and discounts for Jazz Pass programs. For tickets and further information visit www .ameli aislandjazzfestival.com. D D u u l l c c i i m m e e r r g g r r o o u u p p The Yulee Dulcimers meet the second Saturday of each month at New Vision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee. Members play all types of dulcimer music from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please bring several copies of your favorite music to share. Beginners welcome. 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 them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email email@example.com, call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s A melia River CruisesAdult BYOB Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. T ickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at www.ameliarivercruises.com. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpuband eats for information on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday evenings. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and S aturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:301 0:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by l ocal musician T erry Smith. Musicians perf orm and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at (904 V V i i n n y y l l R R e e c c o o r r d d N N i i g g h h t t 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 t urntables, talk about the medium and pur c hase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 3212324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d H ammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. F letcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead o n Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at firstname.lastname@example.org. I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursdayn ight 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 Beach, 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.J oin the mailing list by emailing beechflye email@example.com. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., presents live music. Call 491-8999. Join them on Facebook or visit www .thepalacesaloon.com. S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday C all 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar a nd Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. livei nside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. V isit www.sandybottomsamelia.com. 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, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Starting July 24, Shef field s will host a weekly country night on Thursdays with a dance floor and country music DJ. Call 491-8999. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae W ednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macys in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. V isit www.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar 3199 S. Fletcher A ve., presents karaoke on the deck, Mondays at 7 p.m. and live music on the deck from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Call 261-571 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Perry at sper ry@fbnewsleader .com. MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-b y3 box contain the numbers 1 thr ough 9 Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. W ednesday August 27 Solution O UTAND A BOUT APUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY A U GUST 29, 2014/News-Leader Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 www.springhillbaptistfb.org CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC Doug Sides, Senior Pastor M orning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm W ednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesY ulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6t hStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor D r.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults 261-3837www.first-presbyterianchurch-32034.org St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &Atlantic 8:30 am Holy Eucharist 9:15 am Breakfast 10:amHoly Eucharist 2nd Sunday of the month 6:00pmBeach Holy Eucharist atMain Beach 4th Sunday of the month 6:00pm Celtic Service904-261-4293www.stpeterparish.ort BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John KasperPASTORSunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Nursery Provided www .blackrockbaptist.com Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. (904)277-4414www.ameliachapel.comAmelia Plantation / Omni Resort 36Bowman Road Pastor Ted SchroderYou are welcome here! First Baptist ChurchFernandina BeachSUNDAY WORSHIP9:00 Life Groups 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM904-261-3617 FBFirst.com Traditional Family Worship . . . .8 am & 11 am (weekly communion at 8 am Contemporary Worship. .9:30 am in Maxwell Hall Sunday School for alll Ages. . .9:30 am & 11 am Wednesday Dinner (Aug-Maypm WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL ENew Vision Congregational Church,U U C C C CWorship Sundays at 10:00 am96074 Chester Road in YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. FRANK CAMAROTTI, PastorS S u u n n d d a a y y S S c c h h o o o o l l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 9 : : 4 4 5 5 a a m m W W o o r r s s h h i i p p S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 1 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m E E v v e e n n i i n n g g W W o o r r s s h h i i p p . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y N N i i g g h h t t S S u u p p p p e e r r . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h G G r r o o u u p p . . 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m 8 8 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y P P r r a a y y e e r r S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m7 7 3 3 6 6 B B o o n n n n i i e e v v i i e e w w R R o o a a d d 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 6 6 1 1 4 4 6 6 1 1 5 5 N N u u r r s s e e r r y y p p r r o o v v i i d d e e d dW W o o r r s s h h i i p p I I n n J J o o y y . c c o o m mF F i i n n d d u u s s o o n n F F a a c c e e b b o o o o k k : : F F i i v v e e P P o o i i n n t t s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h YULEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHPlease join us forSUNDAYSERVICES:Adult Sunday School 9:30AM Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11:00 AMA1A&Christian Way, Yulee225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward Sunday School . . . . . . .10am Sunday Morning Service . . .11am Sunday Evening Service . . . .6pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer..7pmPastor Adolfo Del Rio 820 S. 14th Street, F.B.BBCFB.COM (904Independent; Fundamental; Traditional HymnsBible Baptist Church A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T T o o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; C C a a l l l l t t h h e eN Ne e w w s s -L Le e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.Pastor Ted Schroder Amelia Plantation Chapel36 Bowman Road Amelia Baptist ChurchPastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-9527Where heart & mind meet Christ in love & service Loved, saved and always on His mind H e gasped. He thrashed. He sank. Frantically he reached for the surface o ne last time. Nothing he did mattered. John was about to drown and h e knew it. Distracted by the other children, his father seemed miles away. It wasnt the first time John had felt alone. Somehow in his mind, his brothers and sisters always seemed m ore important than he did. This time, the distance between he and his f ather might cost him his life. Thankfully, his view of his fathers l ove was wrong. Years ago, while trying to help someone with a problem, I heard this story. It came to me not from the person I was talking to but I believe from t he Lord Himself. Their problem was one Ive listened to many times b efore. Lots of people struggle with it. For some, they know that God l oves them but seemingly not as much as He loves everyone else. The idea that if they were the only person in need Jesus still would have died for t hem is a pill hard to swallow. Actually, at o ne point, I wrestled with the same c rooked kind of thinking. When I finally realized how much I loved my own children, my v iew of God, and His love for me, b ecame much clearer. Think about it, I told the person that day struggling with receiving Gods love. If any one of your children was d rowning in a pool, would you hesitate to jump in to save them? No. W ould you wait for two of three of your other children to fall in before d oing something for the one? Of course not. If all your kids were safe on land but one fell in, no matter which one it was, you would jump in a nd save them, right? They had to agree. A nd so it is with each of us. If we were the only one that needed saving, w ithout question, Jesus would have endured the same ruthless crucifixion on our behalf. For me, knowing that is what makes knowing God so incredible. Granted I dont know how He k eeps up with it all, nonetheless, Im convinced its true. God loves each of u s as if we were all His favorite child. When any one of us is suffering, His h eart is severely pained. The illustration reminds me of Jesus story of the lost sheep recorded in Lukes Gospel, chapter 15. Its a beautiful picture of Gods heart t oward us all. Suppose a man has 100 sheep and l oses one of them. Doesnt he leave the 99 sheep grazing in the pasture a nd look for the lost sheep until he finds it? When he finds it, hes happy. He puts that sheep on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his f riends and neighbors together and says to them, Lets celebrate! Ive f ound my lost sheep! I can guarantee that there will be more happiness in h eaven over one person who turns to God and changes the way he thinks and acts than over 99 people who already have turned to God and have His approval. (Luke 15:4-7, Gods W ord translation) I must say, its the thing I love m ost about God. When Im in need, and even when Im not, Im on His m ind. Hes not too busy for me and he knows right where to find me. Im never beyond His saving reach. Knowing that gives me boldness and confidence to face lifes greatest chall enges, no matter how scary they may be. There is no fear in love; but perfect love cast out fear. (1John 4 :18a) Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters World Outreach Center. email@example.com RELIGION NOTES S S u u p p p p l l i i e e s s n n e e e e d d e e d d S alvation Army Hope House needs h ousehold goods and volunteers. Its g reatest needs right now include: 1) Powdered laundry detergent 2) Dishwashing liquid 3) Deodorant 4) Volunteers to help package and distribute donations to clients and to assist with other daily and Christmas projects. Please bring your donations t o 410 S. Ninth St., at the corner of N inth and Date streets. 1 1 s s t t C C a a f f @ @ F F i i r r s s t t P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n 1st Caf in Jim Thomas Hall is open every Wednesday for dinner at5 :30 p.m. Dinner is $7 for adults and y outh, $3.50 for childr en 5-11 and free f or children 4 and below. Teaching by our pastors follows dinner at 6:15p.m. Y o uth will gather in the Anchor and childr en second-fifth grades will enjoy the Actors Workshop while preschool to first-grade par ticipate in Kid s Choir Call 261-3837 with questions. Nursery available from 6-7:15 p.m. C C a a l l l l f f o o r r s s i i n n g g e e r r s s Rehearsals for An Evening in December 2014 will begin Sunday Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church. Pam Helton, music minister, welcomes singers fr om thr oughout Nor theast Florida to be a par t of the 18th edition of An Evening in December. T he program will be Dec. 12 and 14 at 7 p.m. each evening. Rehearsals will be held each Sunday at Amelia Baptist from 5-6 p.m. Singers are invited to join the choir starting Sept. 21. Amelia Baptist Chur ch is at 961167 Buccaneer T rail at the r oundabout wher e South Fletcher meets First Coast Highway. Call Pam Helton (261-9 527) or Allen Lennon (261-8799) for information or to arrange for childcare during rehearsals. R R C C I I A A i i s s i i t t f f o o r r y y o o u u ? ? If you are interested in becoming Catholic or are a Catholic who would l ike to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at St. Michaels Catholic Church on Tuesdays, from 6:45-8:15 p.m. Classes star ted Aug. 26. For more information, call 261-3472. L L a a t t i i n n A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n d d i i n n n n e e r r L a Tierra Prometida (The Promise Land) Church will host its monthly fundraising dinner from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 30. Requested minimum donation for each homemade all you can eat authentic Hispanic meal featuring delectable foods from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico &U ruguay is $7, to help cover the costs o f the food. All donations received a bove the costs of food will be used to help the church realize its dream of purchasing the historic Baptist Chur ch it calls home. Enjoy a wonder ful time of food, fun and fellowship at 416 Alachua St., corner of Fifth and Alachua, Fernandina Beach. 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 Fer nandina Beach pr e sents Al Walker and the Walkers by Faith plus Jacksonvilles Mighty Saints of God, featuring their hit song, Savior , in c oncert on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. A ges 18 and under admitted fr ee. A ll others, tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 1-800-445-3787. Bless our youth and join in this cel ebration of faith and love. Macedonia AME Church is located in Fernandina Beach at the cor ner of Beech and Ninth str eets. T T u u e e s s d d a a y y w w o o r r s s h h i i p p R ead, ponder, question and discuss Gods Words of Life, as the Salvation Ar m y Hope House r esumes its journey through the Gospel of John in Chapter 12 at the Tuesday worship service at noon Sept. 2. For information call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope House, located at 410 S.N inth St. 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 Strong Womens C onference will take place Sept. 11-13 N ew Life Christian Fellowship with powerful services and guest speakers Bianca Olthof f and Lisa Whittle Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Register online at www.nlcf.org or call (904d registration i s $25. Fee is $35 after Sept. 1. C hildcare for infants through age 5 p rovided with registration. F F a a i i t t h h & & h h e e a a l l i i n n g g Faith & Mental Health A Community Conversation, a confer ence sponsored by Baptist Health, w ill take place Sept. 13 from 8 a.m.-1 p .m. at Florida State College of J acksonville North Campus, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville, in the Zeke Br y ant Auditorium. The event is fr ee with continental breakfast at registration and complimentar y boxed lunch following the last session. Faith leaders, congregations, mental health professionals, advocatesa nd interested community members are invited to discuss promoting, developing and suppor t ing mental health and ministr y through faith communities. The goal is to discuss how faith or ganizations can help peo ple cope with mental illness. For information call Baptist Health Community Health at (904R egister at faithmentalhealthconference.eventbrite.com. W W o o m m e e n n s s B B i i b b l l e e S S t t u u d d y y On Tuesday, Sept. 23, First Pr esbyterian Chur ch, 9 N. Sixth St., will of fer a W omen s Bible Study open to all women in the community Meg Rensberry and Charlotte Collins willf acilitate the DVD study, Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed, A study of David, by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore & Kay Ar t hur This eight-week study will meet in Jim Thomas Hall next to the sanctuary from 10a.m. until noon. Call the church office at 261-3837 to r egister. Workbooks are available for $15 each. 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 Church, 2600 Atlantic A ve., across from Fort Clinch, holds a service of traditionalw orship and communion on Sundays a t 9 a.m. Childrens Sunday School a nd Adult Bible Study are at 10:15 a.m. and praise worship and communion at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ida E. Iverson is pastor. P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p Mom, me Playgroup for moms and infants-preschoolers meets everyT hursday morning in Noahs Place at F irst Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth S t. in downtown Fernandina Beach. Noahs Place is open from 9 a.m.-noon for moms to gather, socialize and network while childr en gr o w and lear n thr ough play and interaction. All are welcome. If you have questions, call the church office at 261-3837 or visitw ww.first-presbyterian-church3 2034.org. 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 available 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 w ill benefit Fernandina Beach resid ent Maybelle Kirkland-Br own, who i s entered in the contest to 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 Recover c lasses, a training course for those m inistering to or str uggling with a l ife-controlling condition. First Assembly adds to this course its collective experience of mor e than 20 years ministering to the local communitys most vulnerable citizens. Acquire the skills to bring liberty to the lives of those trapped in life-contr olling conditions. For information c all 261-6448. PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette BIBLE STUDY Amelia Island Community Bible Study classes are taking registration for the 2014-15 year t hat begins the week of Sept. 8. This year they will dive into the books of 1&2 Thessalonians, Philemon, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude, James and Job. Each member will receive study guides with homework to be completed each week by class day. The lesson is r eviewed in small groups, then a teaching summary is given. The Core Groups are nonthreatening, where no one is called upon to answer or pray. Speaking out is totally up to the individual. CBS is a nondenominational international ministry with Amelia Baptist C hurch hosting the Amelia Island classes. View a short video at www.communitybiblestudy.org/aboutus. Mens Evening meets Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m., Norm Purdue, 206-0588, firstname.lastname@example.org Womens Evening meets M ondays from 7-8:30 p.m., Nancie Waldron, 261-8507, email@example.com, or Barbara Tucker, 261-9969 Womens Day meets 9 :30-11:30 a.m. (a childrens program is available for babies-high s chool), Kathleen Minor, 2258 125, firstname.lastname@example.org T he groups meet for 30 weeks, beginning the week of Sept. 8 through early May, within the Nassau County school AWANA CLUBS S pringhill Baptist Church b egins its Awana Clubs for kids m eetings on Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. with a free dinner for all families who register their kids. Registration and orientation begin at 6 p.m. The evening will conclude with game time and prizesf or the kids. Par e nts should a ccompany their children t his first evening to meet the leaders and learn about the program. Awana is a global, nonprofit ministr y with fully integrated evangelism and long-ter m dis cipleship programs for kids in pr e-K thr ough fifth grade that a ctively involves parents and c hurch leaders. Offered t hr o ugh local churches, Awana reaches kids where theyre at and walks alongside them in their faith jour ney Ever y W ednesday night the kids recite Bible verses they have memorized during thew eek, hear a stor y fr om the B ible and participate in game t ime. Awards are given each week as kids complete sections of their Awana handbook. Come and lear n mor e about what Springhill Baptist Church has to offer your family. Call the c hurch office at 261-4741. The c hur ch is located at 941017 Old N assauville Road, Fernandina Beach.
4B F RIDAY A UGUST 29, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK ISLAND MARKETS ART WORKS beating death of gay college s tudent Matthew Shepard on t he outskirts of Laramie, Wyo. K aufman and members of his theater group conducted interviews with over 200 Laramie r esidents to docu ment how this small town responded to a vicious crime,r eacted to the intense global m edia coverage, and reflected o n the attitudes and actions t hat can cultivate both hatred and healing. The Laramie Pr o ject pr e mier ed at The Ricketson Theatre by the Denver Center Theatr e Company (Denver and was then per for med in t he Union Square Theater in N ew Y ork City before a N ovember 2002 performance in Laramie, Wyo. The play has also been per formed by high schools, colleges and community theaters across the country, as well as professional playhouses in the United States, Canada, theU nited Kingdom, Ireland, A ustralia and New Zealand. T he Laramie Project features a cast of 25 experienced actors from the Nassau County area; many of these performers have been i nvolved in community theater i n this ar e a for decades. Dir e ctor Jef f Goldber g said, I wanted to use many of the talented actors in our community, it has been my pleasure to appear onstage with many of these actors and I fell our cast represents a crosss ection of the community T he Nor t heast Florida W o rld Aids Committee w ill be displaying 2 vinyl wall panels in the lobby of Amelia Musical Playhouse from Aug. 30 through Sept. 6. The purpose of this display is to raise awareness aboutA IDS. In December an actual A IDS Quilt will be on display at City Hall in Jacksonville during Aids Awareness Week. A r epr e sentative fr o m the committee will be present each night of the performances of The Laramie Pr oject on Sept. 4, 5, 6 to give o ut infor mation and answer q uestions. T ickets to the show are $15 and are available at the theater, at www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com, or call the box office at 277-3455. Due to intense subject matter, The Laramie Project is not r ecommended for young children. Sept. 9, the National Marine Mammal Foundation and Dolphins; Oct. 14, Solar Energy and Conservation; Nov 11, Nesting Shorebirds; Dec. 9, the North Atlantic Right Whale Aerial Monitoring Project; Jan. 13, Manatees A to Z; Feb. 10, update on Jacksonvilles Urban Dolphins; Mar ch 10, the Easter n Indigo Snake; April 14, Sea Turtles and the Sea to Shore Alliance; May 12, the Green Anole and the Jacksonville Zoo. More information about each pr ogram and the guest speakers will be shared as the pr ogram draws near W ild Amelia is a 501c(3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate residents of and visitors to Amelia Island about the islands natural treasures-wildlife and wild places. For information about the educational ef for ts of W ild Amelia, including the W ild Nites and the ninth annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival visit wildamelia.com and Wild Amelia on Facebook. most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. I am so proud of my crew and cant wait to show you what we have made together! You bet your bippy you will have one heck of a time! Kar en Hourigan, a new addition to the AMP Company, is singing a Janis Joplin classic. She is also enthusiastic about the production: I am so excited to perform in this show. The people at AMP ar e so war m and welcoming. I feel blessed to be included in this compa ny of such talented and pas sionate performers. I would also like to note that Jill and Gregg are two of the most inspiring, hard-working, and supportive people I have ever known. Live music is always a par t of AMP shows, and this revue band features two pianos, bass and percussion. It is such fun to per for m this music that is so familiar to ever yone. T o quote CJ Hetchka: Can music save your mortal soul? These boots wer e made for walkin, so drive your Chevy to the Playhouse and lean on me and well be lovers in love! Per for mances ar e at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Satuday. T ickets ar e $15. As of this printing, this evening s per formance is almost sold out, but there are tickets available for Saturday. Call the box office at 277-3455 or visit ameliamusicalplayhouse.com. WILD Continued from 1B AMP Continued fr om 1B LAUGH Continued from 1B The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market, aka t he Amelia Island Market Place, will be open Aug. 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on N. Seventh Street in downtown Fernandina B each with a variety of fresh produce, plants, soaps, sauces, breads, honey, spreads and more. Returning this week is Evil Seed Sauce Company. Karen and Patrick bring their award-winning Big Evil BBQ, a sweet sauce with a hint of bacon that compliments chicken, burgers and m eatloaf. Their best selling Asylum Crazy Hot Sauce is back, too. This thick and creamy sauce is a blend of five peppers and p erfect for wings, eggs and pizza. This is the last time Chef Adam Sears, of Merge Restaurant, w ill be at the market for awhile as he is moving up the food chain, further strengthening his career and reputation in the culinary arts. Stock up on his sausage and shrimp burgers and swing by to wish him well. Sonyas Blue Planet is back with her organic treats including q uinoa, granolas and nut butters. She is an every-other-week vendor, and the Saturday mornings she is not in Fernandina B each, shoppers truly notice her absence. Music this week will be the sweet vocal talents of Melissa Rangel. T he Market Place is open every Saturday, rain or shine. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. Visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com for updates, vendor profiles and recipes. Like them on Facebook. Call 557-8229. G oodness Snows Artisanal Truffles and Chocolate will be at the Amelia Farmers Market, aka Fernandina Farmers Market, A ug. 30. Goodness Snow has been making chocolates since 1981 and their product line covers everything from chocolate d ipped seasonal fruit to their decadent truffles. Bottega by Liz Grenamyer offers entrees and side dishes that just need to be reheated to renjoy in no time. Entrees change weekly and the menu often includes items such as espresso crusted pork tenderloin, grilled salmon with mango c hutney and southern shrimp and creamy grits. Orchid Legends will offer orchids and other houseplants and can help with questions about growing and repotting orchids. A crowd favorite returning Saturday is Dolcissimo Desserts, owned and operated by Magdalena who has been making rum cakes since 1985, from an heirloom recipe originating in Italy. Taste samples of her chocolate pound cake saturated with rum. Dolcissimo offers three sizes of cakes in two different flavors, o riginal and the hot and spicy. A lso at the market will be Ever Blooming Gardens with drift r oses, lilies of the Nile, bougainvillea, Texas sage and lots of other varieties. Pastries by Andrea will have savory and sweet gour m et baked goods and Winter Park Honey a large selection of gourmet varietal honey. The Savory Market brings Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Maine Sea Scallops and more to the market every Saturday and Gilded Gourmet offers handmade jams, jellies, spices and sauces. Simply Savory Olive Oils has s ix types of Extra Virgin Olive Oils, five of which are infused. T he Amelia Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Call 557-4202 or visit www ameliafar m ersmarket.com, wher e you can sign up for the email newsletter Q UILTING PROGRAM SEPT. 9 The Amelia Island Quilt G uild kicks off its 201415 year on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. with the program Creative Grids The Original Non-slip Ruler L aurie Malm and Mary Davis, right, fromL ollipops Quilt Shop on Amelia Island will discuss a nd demonstrate the use of these quilters tools and provide examples of beautiful quilt block results. Developed by English quilter Sheila Waterfield with input from her quilt group f riends, Creative Grid rulers enable fabric hexag ons, triangles, etc. to be cut with perfect accuracy. The meeting will be held at the Womans Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave., Fernandina Beach. Guests are welcome. For more i nformation visit www.aiquilters.com. SUBMITTED 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 held at the Island Art Association Educational Center on Aug. 30, including Childrens A rt for ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a .m.12:15 p.m.; and Middle School Art f or ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m. Classes are led by Diane Hamburg. Pre-register at the gallery, 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n s s e e x x h h i i b b i i t t The Amelia Island Plantation Artists Guild & Gallery presents Progeny, a childrens art exhibit, through Sept. 20. T he art is from the gallery members c hildr e n, grandchildren and greatg randchildren. This collection will hang for only a limited time so be sure to take a look at the original works of art from budding young artists. The gallery is located at9 4 Amelia Village Circle at the Omni Spa & Shops. O pen Tuesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A A r r t t s s h h o o w w T he Island Ar t Association is exhibiti ng its juried Nouveau Art show, Quotes From Shakespeare. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Curator Holly Keris was the judge. The show is at the gallery through Oct. 5 duringg allery hours. The IAA gallery is located at 18 N. S econd St. Call 261-7020 or visit www.islandart.org.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5 B F RIDAY A UGUST 29, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader ST. MARYS, Ga. The 42nd Annual Rock Shrimp Festival continues its long-standing tradition of family fun on Saturday, Oct. 4 in St. Marys. The festival presents a full day of events including 5K and 10K races, 1mile Kids Fun Run and a themed parade featuring floats, fire trucks, tractors, golf carts and more. D owntown will be bursting w ith all-day entertainment, d emonstrations, arts & crafts v endors and food concessionaires. The best part of the day, for most, are the Kiwanis Club dinners that include fresh rock shrimp, the southeastern delicacy that is the festivals namesake. Also included in the dinn er are boiled shrimp, fried fish a nd hushpuppies. T his year s theme is Still Rockin! and event mascot Rocky the Shrimp will be rockin the crowd. Angela Wigger, director of tourism, said this is one of St. Marys signatur e events and draws a g reat crowd and for the first time, authentic steam engine t rain rides will be available. A dvance registration is e ncouraged for the Kiwanis 5K a nd 10K runs and is mandatory f or vendors and parade entries. Discounted rock shrimp dinner tickets can be purchased prior to the event at several loca tions including the St. Mar ys Welcome Center and the Kingsland Welcome Center. T he tentative festival schedule is: 7 :30 a.m. 5 K & 10 K Races Start 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Vendors 8 :30 a.m. 1 -Mile Kids Fun Run 9:30 a.m. Race awards 10 a.m. Parade begins 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Rock shrimp dinners All day entertainment and demonstrations Y ou can also participate in Railroad Days, a coinciding St. Marys event, by riding on Georgias only live steam locomotive train and viewing rail equipment and 1/8 scale trains at Theatre by the Trax. The St. Marys Express is set to run the 1930 saddle team steamer Lehigh Valley #26 at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Enjoy marsh and woodland views and cos-t umed characters during the r ide. Tickets should be purc hased in advance at www. s tmarysrailroad.com or by calling (912 The Rock Shrimp Festival is organized by the Kiwanis Club of St. Marys and supported by the city of St. Marys and area sponsors. Kiwanis P resident Ron Szelist notes that p roceeds from the festival cont inue to be spent locally to fund youth pr o grams in Camden County. For information or registration forms visit www.smkiwanis.com or www.VisitSt Marys.com or call the St. Mar ys Convention & Visitors B ureau at (912 DEARLY DEPARTED AT FLT Rock Shrimp Fest is Oct. 4 SUBMITTED R ides on this steam locomotive train will be available d uring the Rock Shrimp Festival Oct. 4. Juanita, Lucille, and S uzanne (Karen Antworth, Annette R awls and Shannon Shaw) help set up the food table for friends and family in Fernandina Little Theatrs production of Dearly Departed, the h it comedy about a dysfunctional Southern f amily. Performances are Aug. 30-Sept. 6 at FLT, 1014 Beech St. Tickets are $16.50 for all performances except Sept. 2, when they are $14, and available in a dvance at The UPS Store in the island P ublix shopping center. SUBMITTED EXHIBIT OPENS The Plantation Ar tists G uild & Gallery held an o pening reception for its n ew exhibit, As Time Goes By, on Aug. 15. Osprey Village and Amelia Island Montessori School sponsored a fundraiser with special food and wine pairings by Ospr ey s chef a nd sous chef, below a raf f le with a mini iPad as one o f the prizes, and a photo booth. All donations went to Amelia Island Montessori School. In addition to the new show,a corner exhibit is showcasing works from gallery members children and grandchildr en. The gallery i s located at 94 Amelia V illage Circle at the Omni Spa & Shops. SUBMITTED PHOTOS
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There are three species within the Muscadania subgenera ( Vitis munsoniana, Vitis popenoei and Vitis rotundifolia ). Wild muscadine grapes are functionally dioecious, meaning they have male and female vines. Male vines account for the majority of the wild muscadine grape population. Muscadine grapes are late i n breaking bud in the spring and require 100-120 days to mature fruit. Typically, muscadine grapes in the wild bear dark fruit with usually 4 to 10 f ruit per cluster. Bronze-fruite d muscadine grapes are also f ound in the wild, and they are often referred to as scuppernongs. There are hundreds of named musc adine grape cultivarsf rom improved select ions, and in fact, one that has been found in the Scuppernong r iver of North Caro-l ina has been named Scupp ernong. So, to directly answer your question, not all muscadines are Scuppernong b ut all Scuppernongs are muscadines and yours is a musca-d ine. How about that for a tongue twister! There are over 1 00 improved cultivars of muscadine grapes. Skin color ranges from light bronze to pink to purple to black. Flesh is clear and translucent for all muscadine grape berries. One reason for the populari ty of muscadine grapes is that they are a sustainable fruit crop in the southeastern U nited States. They are tolerant of insect and disease pests, a nd homeowners can successfully grow muscadine grapes w ithout spraying any pesticides. For complete information on planting, fertilization, pruning, etc. look over the U F/IFAS publication: http:// edis.ifas.ufl. edu/hs100. Q: W hat is the difference between the ground c over called Purple Heart and the purple colored plant called wandering Jew? DM A: Purple heart, Setcreasea pallid, is a perennial n ative to North America, can be grown in full sun to partials hade, and in a wide variety of soils. In north Florida, frost m ay kill back the tops, but it quickly returns in the spring. Set plants on 12-inch centers. Plants will require initial watering until established and t hen will need watering only during periods of extendedd rought. Propagation is by stem cuttings, which root easil y. This sprawling, evergreen ground cover produces deep purple foliage and stems when grown in full sun. It also cascades nicely over retaining walls and does well in a hanging basket. P urple heart produces small, pale pink flowers from the tips of stems and last only o ne morning. No pests or diseases of major concern a lthough mites and chewing insects may occasionally c ause injury. Wandering Jew, Zebrina pendula, is a totally different species, although it looks somewhat similar to P urple heart. It would be difficult to find a more colorful orf aster-growing groundcover than wandering Jew. The purp le-green leaves with broad, silvery stripes and purple undersides are produced along the succulent stems, which root wherever they t ouch soil. Small, insignificant, rosep ink flowers are produced among the leaves of wanderi ng Jew all through the year. It is not native to North America, and will grow in a variety of soils but should be planted in partial to deep s hade and receive regular watering. It is often used as ani ndoor plant or grown in hanging baskets. The cultivar Purpusii has dark red or red-green, unstriped, hairy leaves. Quadricolor has metallic-green leaves striped with green, red and white. There is also a green and white cultivar available. P ropagation is by stem cuttings, which root easily. As a review, Purple heart is native t o North America and can be grown in full sun. Wandering J ew requires shade and is originally from Mexico. V isit http://nassau.ifas.ufl. edu. email@example.com G ARDEN T ALK R ebecca Jordi C C a a n n s s n n e e e e d d e e d d Master Gardeners need y our empty vegetable or fruit cans for a gardening works hop they will be conducting soon. Can sizes should be 22 ounces to 55 ounces. Think of baked bean cans (55 ounces) or the large cans of f ruit (31 ounces, rinsed cans can be droppedo ff at the Yulee Extension office. A donation will qualify y ou for a drawing to win a Bean Can Bee House. For more information call the Extension Office at 8791019. Master Gardeners are o n duty at the Yulee office on Fridays, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.,a t 491-7340. E E c c o o t t o o u u r r s s Join Amelia River Cruises for a two-hour interactive adventure to learn about the wildlife and ecosystems of N ortheast Florida. Marine biologist Justina shares coolf acts about intercoastal creatures with a shrimping demonstration using the o tter trawl net, just like those s till used in the commercial s hrimping industry. She w orks in T iger Basin, which i s part of the St. Marys River Basin. View the catch and lear n about each creature before they are released back to the wild. Hours are 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, 20 and 2 7. The ticket kiosk is locate d at 1 North Front St., F ernandina Beach. Visit www.ameliariver cr u ises.com or call 261-9972. L L a a w w n n g g a a m m e e s s Want to find out how to lawn bowl or play croquet?J oin a ranger on the green to l earn about these fun outd oor games on Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on For t Geor g e Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is fr ee. For infor mation contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (9042 320 and visit www.floridast ateparks.org 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 Gar dener Claudie Speed will conduct a Landscape Matters class on wildflowers. Enjoy the beau-t y and color of our roadside w ildflowers, and, yes, even t he weeds in bloom. Lear n the impor t ant part these wildflowers play in our ecology and the surprising uses of these plants in our food and medicinal chain. The class will take place at the YuleeE xtension office. It is free a nd open to the public. For information see the Extension website at: http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/ho rticulture/landmatters/landmatters.html, or call the Extension office at 879-1019. Master Gardeners will have plants on sale at this session. 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 Sier ra Club and the Amelia Island Museum of History are pleased to co-sponsor a lecture by Alexis Mayer, coordinator of Panther Critical Habitat Campaign for the state of Florida Sier ra Club. She will speak at the museum, 233 S. Thir d St., on Sept. 4, with a r eception with light snacks at 6 p.m. and the pr ogram at 6:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. Florida panthers (Puma con color coryi) once pr owled and flourished in woodlands and swamps thr oughout the Southeast. Today, the panther is recognized as Florida s official state animal but it is one the most endangered mammals on Earth, with only 100-plus currently left in the state. Find out what is being done to protect this species. U U n n i i o o n n G G a a r r r r i i s s o o n n Fort Clinch State Park will host a Union Garrison event on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m.noon at the park, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dr esses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the Civil War era to life. Fees include the $6 per vehicle park entrance fee p lus $2 per person fort admission. For information, contact the park at 277-7274 or visit www.FloridaStateP arks.org. W W i i l l d d a a t t H H e e a a r r t t f f e e s s t t T he St. Marys, Ga., Wild at Heart festival, a celebrat ion of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, will feature a family-friendly party at Howard Gilman Memorial Park Sept. 6 from noon-5 p.m. as environmental organizations offer infor-m ation booths, activities, and more. E ntertainment will by the Friese Studio of Music & P erforming Arts, with refreshments provided by For The Love of Pets. Par-ticipating organizations include The Southern Environmental Law Center, NOAA/Sea Grant, One Hundred Miles, T he Satilla Riverkeeper, The Georgia Conservancy, The S t. Marys EarthKeepers, Glynn Environmental, The S t. Marys River Managem ent Committee, The Center for a Sustainable Coast, White Oak Conservation Foundation, Crooked River State Park, Greenlaw and The Pew Charitable T rusts. C ontact the St. Marys E arthKeepers, Inc. at (912 673-6120. Visit www.stmarysearthkeepers.com. C C o o a a s s t t a a l l C C l l e e a a n n u u p p In support of the International Coastal C leanup on Sept. 20 the foll owing organizations, in partn ership with Keep Nassau B eautiful and Fort Clinch State Park, will conduct Adopt A Shor e beach cleanups as follows: Amelia Island Sea T ur tle W a tch will assemble at 9 a.m. at the Dolphin A venue parking lot at Main B each. Wild Amelia will assemble at the Fort Clinch State parking lot at 9 a.m. Entrance fees to the state park will be waived for participants. Bags and gloves will be pr ovided. B B e e a a c c h h c c l l e e a a n n u u p p F ort Clinch State Park is partnering with Keep Nassau Beautiful and the Nassau County Girl Scouts to host a beach cleanup as par t of National Public Lands Day Sept. 27 fr om 10 a.m. to noon at the park, 2601 Atlantic A ve. P articipants will be provided with all needed supplies to clean up specified ar eas of the shoreline in Fort Clinch State Park. This twohour event will ensur e the safety of local wildlife and aid in keeping the beach ecosystem healthy and thriving. Park admission is fr ee for event participants. T T a a l l b b o o t t c c l l e e a a n n u u p p In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Florida Park Service invites you to help clean up an important Timucuan cultural site on Big T albot Island. Help preserve a part of histor y while clearing back vegetation and chipping up small brush at the Grand Site. Meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at the North Beach parking lot at Little Talbot Island State Park, 12157 Heckscher Drive, to caravan to the work site. The event is free and open to all ages. Wear long pants and long sleeves, sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, bug spray water and a snack or lunch. Cameras, binoculars and field guides are recommended also. For infor ma tion visit www.floridastate parks.or g/littletalbotisland/ or call (904isit www.floridastateparks. org. S S p p a a n n i i s s h h A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n W W a a r r For t Clinch State Park will host a weekend event to commemorate the par t that Fort Clinch played in the Spanish-American War on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday Sept. 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the park, 2601 Atlantic Ave. The for t will be filled with uniformed interpreters and participants will also be able to enjoy exhibits of the armament and period military equipment. Fees include the $6 per vehicle park entrance fee plus $2 per person fort admission. Contact the park at 2777274 or visit www.Florida StateParks.org. HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS
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If y ou believ e that y ou may have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. EMPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted SAVANNAH GRAND ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY is accepting applications for Sales and M arketing Coordinator. Send resumes to: email@example.com C AN YOU DIG IT? Heavy Equipment O per ator tr aining. 3 wk hands on progr am. Bulldoz e rs, backhoes, e xcavators. Lifetime job placement assistance. National Certifications. VAb enefits eligible. (866 T HE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND is looking for expd F o od & Bev er age S erv ers, Line Cook & Catering Assistant. Call 277-8015 or come by to complete application at 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy 2 01 Help Wanted 2 01 Help Wanted EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINES L abor Day I n observance of the Labor Day holiday, the NewsL eader w ill be closed on Monday, September 1st. 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EXPERIENCED ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK for Monda y Frida y Apply in person toda y or send y o ur resume to: R on Anderson Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, 464054 State Road 200, Yulee, FL3 2097. HIRING CLASS A CDL DRIVERS!! W all Timber Products, Inc. is hiring CHIPS and BARK driv ers in and around o ur Callahan, FL division. Must ha ve a current Class A CDL, current medical card, and a current MVR within 30 d a ys. Interested parties ma y contact Dean at (904y email at d ean@w alltimber.com D ENTAL OFFICE FRONT DESK We a re looking for an outgoing, friendly, organized person to help with front desk duties in our caring family oriented dental practice. Computer s kills required. Dental assisting skills o r previous front desk experience is preferred. Send resume' to Mark Olbina, DDS, 1699 S. 14th St., Suite2 1, Fernandina or fax to (904 8 604 or email: email@example.com FRONT DESK CLERK AND NIGHT AUDITOR NEEDED Experience p referred. 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EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINES Labor Day In observance of the Labor D ay holiday, the N ewsLeader will be closed on M onday, September 1st. The deadline to place a c lassified line ad in the Wednesday, September 3 rd edition will be Friday, August 29th at 5pm. MOVING SALE Lots of great home d ecor furniture, treadmill, & lots of m isc. Sat. 8/30, 9am-1pm. 1502 First A v e., off Rachael. 6 02 Articles for Sale REDUCED Like-new chocolate brown sectional sofa with leather ottoman, $450. Table & chairs, $100. Call ( 904)261-8276. 6 03 Miscellaneous S AFE STEP WALK-INTub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic jets. Less that 4 step-in. Wide door. Anti slip floors. American made. Installation included. Call 18 00-605-6035 for $750 off. ANF ATTENTION Viagra & Cialis users. A cheaper alternative to high drugstore prices. 50 pill special $99 Frees hipping. 100% guaranteed. Call now 1 -800-943-8953. ANF 6 11 Home Furnishings FOR SALE P aula Deen dining room furniture & occasional pieces, white wash & beachy blue accent pieces. E xtremely reasonable prices. Call (630 9 45-7129 for appointment. 613 Television Radio-Stereo DISH TV Retailer Starting $19.99/ mo. (for 12 mos SAVE up to 50% today! Ask about SAME DAY installation. Call 1(800 0984. ANF DIRECTV 2 year savings event. Over 140 channels only $29.99/mo. Only DirecTV gives you 2 yrs of savings & af ree Genie upgr ade. Call 1-800-4812 137. ANF 1303 JASMINE STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 Needs volunteers to help Nassau Countyfamilieswho need food, shelter and basic necessities. Call:904.261.7000 for more information.N L P S A
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) S uite 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 U nit D 1450 SF Office/Retail 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 f urnished and r eady to go Phil Griffin B roker GRI904-261-2770 office 904-556-9140 cell website: www.acrfl.com Amelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: firstname.lastname@example.org RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERRER eal Estate, Inc.w ww.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L ONG TERM RENT ALS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2 ,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, large lot,gourmet kitchen,many other bonuses.$1,950/mo.Plus utilities. Forest Ridge Townhouse 2BR/ 1 .5Bath $1,450.00 with some utilities. V A CA TION RENT AL AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHL Y2BR/1BAOcean-view.487 S. Fletcher.Across the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV &p hone. C OMMER C IAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic D istrict 1500 + Sq.Ft. $2,400.00/mo. 800sf Office/Retail spaces,A1A next to Peacock Electric $12/sq.ft.+ Cam & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle H ouse,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/mo.lease +tax.Sale also considered. 8B F RIDAY A UGUST 29 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room C ity Apartments with Country Charm!Close to schools & shopping. 20 minutes to Jacksonville3Bedroom Special$775/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 3 7149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Renovated units now available! N ew Renovated Unit $950 Call Today!( 904) 845-2922 95579 SPRINGHILL ROAD Beautiful country setting on 1.12 acres close to beaches, shopping, historic Fernandina Beach and I95! This well maintained home has a large two story addition with loft and inspected working fireplace! Bring your horse and experience countryliving close to everything! New metal roof and back wooden deck are sure to please! Great family home! $119,500 MLS#61978Susan Hughes904-556-2177 3A OCEAN VIEW VILLAS Spacious top floor ocean view condo with Fort C linch State Park in your back yard! This condo feels like a "home" with over 2500 square feet o f upgrades. Custom kitchen, built-ins, fire p lace, laundry room, and gated covered parking with storage. Your family can spread out a nd enjoy the luxury and panoramic views from inside. Outside you can live like a local; e njoying community events at Main Beach Park, biking, hiking, fishing and camping at Fort Clinch, and participating in activities at theR ec. Center. You are a quick bike ride from historic Fernandina Beach-home of the shrimping i ndustry with many wonderful restaurants and shops. $549,900 MLS#62226Susan Hughes904-556-2177 1537 PERSIMMON CIRCLE NORTHS immon's Cove and pond f rontage too! This 4/2 is a great starter or retirement home. Convenient to beach, shopping and municipal airport. Enjoy the nature of a back yard pond and lots of privacy in this Island Home! $275,000 MLS#63184Susan Hughes904-556-2177 Julie McCracken email@example.com ADORABLE BEACH COTTAGE2/1, open/contemporary. Wood floors, fireplace, vaulted ceiling, large fenced back yard with gate for access to boardwalk over to the beach. $224,900 MLS#63725 BECKY ALTMAN 904-571-4795947430I3 E. SR 200 Fernandina Beach,FL.3797 Yearling Trail6secluded acres with 2 bdrm/1bath home. Everthing about this home is unique. Home has large living and dining area with custom kitchen for the home chef. Concrete block with steel beam construction, metal roof for added efficiency and durability. Agricultural zoning in city limits allows you to bring yourh orses or other livestock while maintaining countryatmosphere. $158,500 MLS#63526 LOT 57 PIRATES WAY Choose your builder!! No 'cookie cutter houses' in this lovely community with easy access to I-95, Kings Bay, shopping and beaches of Amelia Island!! Mature, tree-lined streets, club house, boat ramp, dock, community pool! YOU will be proud to call this your community!! LOW HOA fees!! MLS#62447 REDUCED! Kathy White, Realtoroffice 904-321-4001 mobile firstname.lastname@example.org 96191 SEA WINDS DRIVE Spacious island home with high ceilings, open concept and lots of privacy! Close to beaches yet easy on/off island and county taxes! Split floor plan with both sides opening to large screened porch perfect for entertaining! Kitchen has solid surface counters and stainless with large breakfast room. Master bath and HUGE closet will spoil you! This is a MUST SEE for value on the island! Motivated seller! Reduced to $299,000 MLS#63302Susan Hughes904-556-2177 Exceeding Expectations Paul BarnesCELL 904-753-0256 email@example.com www.ameliaforsale.com33107 SUNNYPARKE CIRCLE3413 SQ FT4BR/ 4BA. Brick. 3 Car Garage. 20" tile throughout living areas and screened rear patio overlooking large pond. Private section of Flora Parke. 10' ceilings, trayed in MBR. Bonus Rm 12x30. 4 Bathrooms have tub and shower including bonus mother-in-law room. Interior, exterior gardens and lawn with separate well for watering. Two zone HVAC. 5-ton and 3-ton units. 5 sets of French doors. Transom windows throughout PROVIDES GREATNATURALLIGHTIN HOME. MLS#63045 $389,900 The Real Estate Centre, Inc. &Management, Inc.Becky Hardy, GRIOwner/Broker Realtor since 1988( ( 9 9 0 0 4 4 ) ) 2 2 0 0 6 6 1 1 3 3 7 7 0 0Fernandina Beach, FL32034a a m m e e l l i i a a r r e e a a l l e e s s t t a a t t e e @ @ a a o o l l . c c o o m mBEACH COMMUNITYAll the enjoyment, not much work. The owner has made an oasis of this Fee Simple property. Enjoy the garden areas with 2 water falls and extensive gardening. The Townhome offers open garage with upgrade hardy siding for privacy and vinyl ceiling to protect ceiling from elements. All appliances and A/C, Water heater have been replaced. The home is offer a large living room for entertaining. Community pool has also been remodeled. Come and view the home soon and enjoy the peace and tranquility that this property has to offer. In the $160s.MLS#63254 " V V i i s s i i t t b b e e a a c c h h a a c c c c e e s s s s h h o o m m e e a a n n d d s s a a m m p p l l e e G G r r e e e e k k f f i i n n g g e e r r f f o o o o d d . S S e e e e n n e e w w k k i i t t c c h h e e n n , c c u u s s t t o o m m e e n n h h a a n n c c e e m m e e n n t t s s , g g l l a a s s s s c c e e i i l l i i n n g g c c o o n n s s e e r r v v a a t t o o r r y y a a n n d d s s e e p p a a r r a a t t e e c c o o t t t t a a g g e e . "M M L L S S # # 6 6 2 2 9 9 1 1 3 3 Diana Frank, Realtordianafrank@kwrealty.com904-583-0586 OPENHOUSE4941 Spanish Oaks CircleFernandina Beach, FL32034Saturday,August 30th3-5 pmPrice reduction to $488,000 2192 CALAIS LANE This lake front beauty shows like a model home and is walking distance to the beach! The open floor plan has wood floors throughout main living areas, new stainless GE Profile appliances and solid surface counter tops. The stately stone fireplace is gas or wood burning. This beautiful park like yard is irrigated by a separate deep well. Owner's love and attention shows with many custom touches including surround sound, beautiful crown molding, and a year-round 425 sq. ft. Florida room that over looks the lake. This home is a must see! JUST REDUCED! $335,000 MLS#62702Susan Hughes904-556-2177 Tracy Fendig, PAReal Estate Consultant 904-753-3572 firstname.lastname@example.orgW W W W W W. .B B U U Y Y A A N N D D S S E E L L L L O O N N A A M M E E L L I I A A. .C C O O M M G G O O L L F F S S I I D D E E S S O O U U T T H H A A T T S S U U M M M M E E R R B B E E A A C C H HOpportunities abound in this open floor plan home with abundant amenities!Beautiful home on corner lot in Summer Beach golf community on the south end of Amelia Island! French doors open into wooded backyard with plenty of room for gardening or even putting in a pool! Move in ready or the perfect place for the redecorating aficionado! Tracy Fendig has the key to unlock your Florida dreams!$515,000 MLS#63733 Just Listed A GUIDE TO NEWLY LISTED REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES 861 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. C all (904 R ealtor, for special rates. 863 Office E XECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common a rea receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call (904 DOWNTOWN OFFICES available w ith conference room, break room, & security. PDQ Property Management (904 TRANSPORTATION 9 01 Automobiles 2008 FORD ESCAPE 4 door, 6 cyl., equipped with Blue Ox towing package for RV towing. $13K. Call (904 2892. W E BUY ALL VEHICLES with or without title. Any condition, running or n ot, bank liens no problem. We pay top dollar. (813813 6939. ANF 8 60 Homes-Unfurnished 2BR/1BA HOME for rent, Hwy 17 in Y ulee. $850/mo. + $850 deposit. 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