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MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader So many people attended the opening of the American Beach Museum on Amelia Island Satur day that the hours were extended into the evening and then continued on Sunday afternoon. I was on my way to church Sunday and saw people lined up at the door the museum s volunteer coor dinator Eve Jones said Monday. e had a guest book and I know we didn t get all the names. Were estimating 300-plus people attended the opening. The museum is located inside the American Beach Community Center. The museum occupies a small part of the building s space, but what it lacks in square footage is made up in content. The inaugural exhibit is titled The Sands of T ime: An American Beach Story and it offers a poignant tribute to the people who settled the community. That includes A.L. Lewis, who was pr esident of the Afr o American Life Insurance Co. and one of the founders of American Beach in 1935. He purchased land and sold par cels to his workers. The goal was a beachfront vacation for those who wer e kept off nearby beaches by segregation. Do you think you could just go into a white bank and get money? said the museum s curator Car ol Alexander during opening remarks. Are you crazy? In her r emarks, Alexander told peo ple sitting on folding chairs or standing on the wide front lawn about MaVynee Betsch, who became known as The Beach Lady because of her enthusiastic efforts to save and share the histor y of American Beach. She is the reason we are gathered here today, said Alexander. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 74 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS fbnewsleader.com MUSEUM Continued on 3A $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................7B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A H OMES .......................................................6B M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O B ITU ARIE S ........................................... 2A O UTAND A BOUT .................2B R ELIGION .................................................. 3B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 7B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B S S E E A A T T U U R R T T L L E E N N E E S S T T I I N N G G S S E E A A S S O O N N 2014: 116 (15 Lost to tides) Hatched: 5898 2012 Nests: 189 Hatchlings: 14,096 P P l l e e a a s s e e t t u u r r n n o o f f f f o o r r r r e e d d i i r r e e c c t t l l i i g g h h t t s s s s h h i i n n i i n n g g d d i i r r e e c c t t l l y y o o n n t t h h e e b b e e a a c c h h . F F o o r r a a d d e e t t a a i i l l e e d d c c o o u u n n t t s s e e e e w w w w w w . a a m m e e l l i i a a i i s s l l a a n n d d s s e e a a t t u u r r t t l l e e w w a a t t c c h h . c c o o m m . MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER Chelbie Parker, 16, left, a junior at Fernandina Beach High School, shows support for the Japanese a nimated series Black Butler by dressing as character Elizabeth Midford at Amelia Con Saturday where s he met Alexis Oliver, 13, of Darien, Ga., right, who dressed as series character Alois Trancy. Comic Con popular MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader L ittle Bo Peep and Cinderella being attacked by a slasher? Nope. The teens a re cosplayers at Amelia Con, a comic book, gaming, television and movie convention, held Saturday in Fernandina Beach. Dressing up as pop culture characters is what fans do at Comic Con events. Comic Cons have been popular for years and the first local one happened here at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center Sept. 5-7. Its funny how the nerd genre has e xploded like this, said Belle M artinez, who handles VIP guests and m edia for organizers Woodruff Enterprises, LLC based in Fernandina Beach. Do people mind being called nerds? Are you kidding? Anyone making money off it, theyre uber nerds. And More signs ahead M ARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Since Nassau County Commissioner Danny Leeper made a citizens c omplaint earlier this year against violators of the sign ordinance along A1A, efforts to get businesses to comply with the rules have worked, to a point. While there are fewer flags, bann ers, lawn signs, wavers and flashing e lectr onic signs along the countys m ain shopping corridor, violations continue. The Planning & Zoning Boar d has been reviewing the sign ordinance for months and the latest plan officials are formulating would increase the number of signs along the roadway. I t would also make them taller and SIGNS Continued on 3A Sa ve the bee s; we need them ANGELA DAUGHTRY N e ws-Leader H H ave a bee problem on Amelia Island? Peter Smith, a local systems ana l yst with extensive knowle dge about bees and their cultur e, w ill happily remove them. But its not simply a matter of killing them with insecticides, Smith says. It takes strategy to completely remove a large bee colony from the cavity of a str uctur e, because if not done pr operly a lar ge wax honeyc omb will be left behind and melt, a nd bee eggs will continue hatching l ong after the bees ar e gone. The hive entrance must also be properly sealed so bees don t re-establish a colony If the bee colony can be accessed, the best removal method is to move the queen bee, Smith s ays, along with the honeycomb that h as been constructed by bees to keep the colony going. The bees can be cut out and the colony can be moved from the house, Smith says. You can vacuum the bees fr om the honeycomb. The queen is usually hiding, Smith says. You can rebuild the c olony in a squar e box. If youre l ucky, you can capture the queen. The queen bee, which is raised fr o m an egg by worker bees using a rich food called r oyal jelly is twice as big as regular bees, and can lay up to 2,000 eggs a day for up to thr ee years, Smith says. Smith recently took out a large bee colony from the Pecan RollB akery at 122 S. Eighth St. During the trap-out, Smith was lucky enough to find the queen bee, which he put in a box. Most of the hive fol lowed the queen into the box, which he br ought home to add to his own bee colonies. The job yielded thr ee gallons of honey that he is filtering for owner Jef f Weisfeld through a c r ushing and straining process. Bor n in New London, Conn., Smith later moved to nor t h T exas, where he first became interested in beekeeping. A Fernandina resident since 1985, Smith says he hasr ecently been able to spend more time trapping bees since he does not travel for work as often as he once did. I started trapping earlier this year, as a favor to some of my neighSUBMITTED PHOTOS Amateur beekeeper Pete Smith vacuums bees that had been established at the Pecan Roll Baker y at 122 S. Eighth St., during a complete colony removal, right. The job yielded three gallons of honey and a new colony was established. Left, a swar m trap mounted on the r oof of Amelia Island Paint & Hardware at 516 Ash St. was installed by Smith to attract bees from a colony living in a tree across the street. BEES Continued on 3A MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER Car ol Alexander, American Beach Museum curator, holding the scissors, leads dignitaries and family and friends of Beach Lady MaV ynee Betsch in of ficially opening the American Beach Museum on Saturday. Hundreds enjoy Sands of Time CON Continued on 3A
The ServSafe Food Manager Certification training is offered through the University of Florida Nassau County Extension Office. It provides compr ehensive training on the most up-to-date information and cur r ent regulations. Upon successful completion, participants receive a Certificate of Achievement from the University of Florida Food Safety and Quality Pr ogram. Once they pass the ServSafe managers exam, they r eceive a national cer tification valid for five years. The Ser vSafe curriculum and managers exam are developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Certification isr equir ed in Florida for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Depar tment of Business and Professional Regulation, the Depar tment of Agriculture and Consumer Services and selected licensees of the Department of Health. Fees include: T raining and exam: $110; training, exam and Ser vSafe manager sixth edition textbook: $165; retest: $75. 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., Fer nandina Beach. T o r egister contact Shannon at UF at 1-888-2328723. 2A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK O BITUARIES WEEKLY UPDATE 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Of fice hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader, 511 Ash Street, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. 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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 WEDNESDA Y NEWS-LEADER FRIDA YNEWS-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, noonN/A Retail Advertising: Friday 3 p.m. T uesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. J erry W Boyett J erry W Boyett passed at the age of 63 years old on September 4th, 2014 to be with the Lord. Jerry had suffered for many y ears but always managed to stay positive and always willingt o help others. To know him was to love him. H is mother and father, Quinton and Louise Boyett, as well as his brother Bobbie proceeded him in death. He is survived by his loving w ife, Donna Boyett, two stepsons and their wives; Kevin H amilton (Margaret) from Danbury, CT and Jeffrey Hamilton (Elizabethom Philadelphia, PA. Jerry is also survived by his s ister and her husband, Beth Steverson (Timmy) and brother and his w ife, Glen Boyett (Alesia T here will be a Celebrat ion of Life for Jerry at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerrys name to the American Heart Association, 5851 St.A ugustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL or the Nassau Humane Society, 6 71 Airport Rd., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, would be greatly appreciated. Allison Memorial Chapel St. Marys, Ga. M ike Witt Mike Witt, 84, of Kingsport entered into rest on Monday, September 8, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born i n Sullivan County and lived his entire life in the Kingsport area. Mike attended Holston Institute and Dobyns-Bennett High School and was a gradua te of ETSU. He proudly served h is country as a member of the U nited States Air Force. Mike started his insurance career at B ennett & Edwards before leaving in 1967 to establish Edwards, Tipton, Witt Agency with Val Edwards and Teeny Tipton. Upon retirement of Vala nd Teeny, Mike became sole owner of the agency in 1974. T he agency flourished under his leadership and is still famil y owned and operated today. Mike was well known for working long hours and his devotion to customers and their needs. M ike served on the Board o f Finance at Easter n Kentucky U niversity, the Board of Visitors at Emory and Henry College, was a fifty-year member of the Sinking Cr eek Lodge No. 575 and was involved with the Girls Club of Kingsport. He was the oldest active member ofC olonial Heights United M ethodist Chur ch where he h eld many positions including teacher, board member, and member of Upper Room Sunday School. He loved to help people and was very generous to those in need. He was devoted to hisw ife, Bea, and family, his work, l oved to fish, and also loved to t ravel. Mike was an avid golfer and was a former member of Ridgefields Countr y Club of Kingspor t and the Golf Club of Amelia Island where he and Bea spent winters. Mike was a big University of TN fan and life long season ticket holder and donor. He loved to spend special days with his family a nd friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and C hase Witt; two brothers, R obert (Bobitt and Judge H oward (Buckitt; and two sisters, Anna Lou James and B etty Lane. Mike is survived by his wife, Bea Witt; two sons, Steve Witt, and Tim Witt and wife, Jennifer; four grandchildren, StephanieW itt, Kristen Witt Sharp (Rick of Charleston, SC, Landon Witt o f Kingsport, and Kayla Witt of Knoxville, TN; two great-grandc hildren, Jonah and Mila June Sharp of Charleston, SC. Family graveside services were held at East Lawn Memorial Park on Thursday. H onorary pallbearers were G eor ge Jetter P.T. Nottingham, M ac Patton, Jim Hall, Gerald Gilbert, Jack Garland, Bill Byrd and Clinton W a ddell. A memorial ser vice was con ducted at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. with Rev.R obert Burlingham officiating. T he family r eceived friends i mmediately following the memorial service. The family would like to thank all the car egivers, espe cially Missy Bruner and Smokey Mountain Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial c ontributions may be made to t he Colonial Heights United M ethodist Church Building Fund, 631 Lebanon Rd., Kingspor t TN 37663. Please visit www .hamlettdobson.com to leave an online condolence for the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes K ing sport, Tenn. DEA TH NOTICES Ms. Peggy Kathr yn Hill, 63, Aber deen, N.C., for merly of Fernandina Beach, died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Crumpler Funeral Home, Aberdeen, N.C. F rank E. Wood, 6 6, Fernandina Beach, died on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Eternity Funeral Homes & Cremations-Nassau Grief support ongoing Grieving the death of a loved one is never easy but suppor t fr om others and sharing your loss can lessen the burden. To help, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida conducts open bereavement support groups. These suppor t gr oups cr e ate a safe and comfortable envir onment wher e you can share with others who ar e grieving. Led by trained bereavement counselors, these sessions are ongoing and available to anyone who has experienced a loss. Open suppor t gr oup par tic ipants do not need to contact Community Hospice before attending a session. The Open Therapeutic Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., Fernandina Beach. The Loss of a Spouse Support Group meets the four th T uesday of the month fr om 6-7:30 p.m. at Community Hospice Nassau County Administrative Office, 96084 Victorias Place, Yulee. For more information, contact Joanne Bernard, LCSW, at 407-6811 or visit Community Hospice.com. T AMPA Although vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, fewer new drivers are participating in what used to be considered a rite of passage driver education. State f unding and requirements for these programs haved eclined over recent decades, leaving uneducated t een drivers vulnerable on Americas roads. New research from the A AA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teens that s kip this important step are involved in more crashes a nd receive more traffic convictions compared to their peers that participated in driver education. This research proves our teens are safer on the roadways when they participate in driver education, said Sandy Maxwell, director o f Driver Training Programs, AAA The Auto Club G roup. New drivers should take part in this critical step of the learning-to-drive process because it makes a significant difference. This study assessed examples of U.S. and Canadian driver educationp rograms using a variety of evaluation methods includi ng surveys, drivers licensi ng tests, driver simulators a nd the review of driving records. The results r e vealed that several key differences exist between teens who receive driver education and those who do not, including: Driver education is a ssociated with a lower inci d ence of both crashes and convictions reducing crashes by 4.3 per c ent and convictions by nearly 40 per cent. Teens that completed driver education not onlys cored higher on the driving e xam, they also demonstrat e d modest increases in knowledge over their peers who did not take any for m al training. Overall, the findings suggest that driver education can make a difference, but there is still much room for improvement in most existing programs, noted Peter Kissinger, president and C EO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Thisu nderscores the need for states to adopt the NHTSAs upported Standards that are designed to enhance the scope and quality of driver e ducation. AAA, a vocal advocate for t een driver safety for nearly 80 years, works at the state l evel to improve driver education programs and prioritizes five of the NHTSA-funded Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards, owned by the driver education community: Requiring a teens pare nt/guardian to attend an educational seminar Ensuring that classroom instruction is completed in no less than 30 days Requiring annual continuing education for driving instructors Ensuring standards are met by public and privated riving schools Adopting a comprehens ive graduated drivers l icensing (GDL i ntegrates driver education AAA and the AAA Foundation ar e committed to helping teens stay safe on the roads and have developed comprehensive resources including Teen D riving.AAA.com, a states pecific website to help par e nts navigate the learning-todrive process, DriversZed, an interactive tool designed to teach teens how to r eact in various driving scenarios and the StartSmart Online Parent Session, a two-hourw ebinar that explains the l icensing pr ocess and pare nts role, and demonstrates how to maximize the practice driving that par e nts/ guar dians ar e required to do Drivers ed critical to teens, study shows P P r r i i m m e e r r i i b b d d i i n n n n e e r r s s B ig Red will serve prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes, s alad and a roll for a $14 donation tonight from 5:30-7 p.m. at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. B B i i r r d d c c l l u u b b T he Nassau County Bird Club will meet Sept. 13 at 8 a .m., rain or shine, for an outing at Huguenot Memorial Park. The entrance fee to this Jacksonville city park is $3. It is one of the best places locally to observe shorebirds and waders. C ross the Nassau Sound bridge and go 8.2 miles s outh on A1A to the blinking light. Turn left to enter the park and meet at the General Store & Nature Center. The group will proceed to the parking area at end of the road. Bring binoculars, field g uide, bug juice, sunscreen, rain gear and water. For i nformation call Carol Wyatt at 261-9272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A A l l u u m m n n i i m m e e e e t t i i n n g g T he FAMU Alumni A ssociation local chapter will meet Sept. 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the Peck Community Center on South 10th Street, F ernandina Beach. If you h ave any questions contact J .M. Smith at 261-7906. P P o o r r k k l l o o i i n n d d i i n n n n e e r r s s A merican Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 will serve pork loin dinners on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the Legion Post. Dinners come with twos ides, roll and dessert for a d onation of $8. The public is i nvited to eat in the meeting h all at 626 S. Third St. or pick up dinners to go. S S u u r r f f & & t t u u r r f f The Mens Auxiliary of the VFW Post 4351 will host a sur f and tur f dinner Sept. 1 3 at 5:30 p.m. for a $15 d onation. Dinner includes s teak, shrimp, baked potato, corn on the cob and salad. Karaoke to follow with Eddie Car ter. The VFW is located at 96086 Wade Place, under the Shave Bridge. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s G ary W. Belson A ssociates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 14. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 20 and 27. For infor mation c ontact Belson at 491-8358, ( 904) 476-2037 or gbelson @ bellsouth.net. Visit www.TheBelsonGroup.com. D D r r i i v v e e r r c c l l a a s s s s An AARP Smar t Driver Course will be held Sept. 15 and 16 at First Pr esbyterian Church in downtownF ernandina Beach. Class w ill begin at 8:45 a.m. in Jim Thomas Hall, 9 N. Sixth St. Call 261-3837 to register. Class size is limited. C C o o n n f f e e d d e e r r a a t t e e s s o o n n s s The Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Pig Barbeque Restaurant in Callahan. The meeting will include a presentation on Nathan Bedford For r est by Bodie Catline. This is an open meeting. Y Y o o g g a a e e v v e e n n t t s s Centred on Yoga offers Yoga Boot Camp every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7 a.m. beginning Sept. 16 and running for four weeks. Dawn W illiams BS, CF-L1, USAW trainer, will lead participants. Call 323-2530. Centr ed on Y oga presents Yoga on the Dock, Sept. 20 from 5-6 p.m. at 1225 Gerbing Road on Amelia Island. This is a donationbased practice, with 100 percent of pr oceeds going to Girl Power 2 Cure. All levels welcome. Bring your mat, water and a friend. D D r r u u g g t t h h r r e e a a t t s s t t a a l l k k Join Nassau Alcohol, Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition, or NACDAC, on Sept. 16 fr om 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Police Depar tment commu nity r oom, 1525 Lime St. Speaker Ralph Little, crime intelligence analyst, will cover current drug trends, highlighting methamphetamines and e-cigarette devices. Lunch will be served, and seating is limited. RSVP to Ker rie Alber t at (904 email@example.com. Q Q u u i i t t s s m m o o k k i i n n g g A free Quit Smoking Now class, including free patches, gum and quit kits, will be held at Baptist Medical Center Nassau once a week for six weeks, Sept. 16-Oct. 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 877-784-8486. A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group for Nassau County meets the third Thursday each month. Septembers meeting will be held at The Jane Adams House, 1550 Nectarine St., Fernandina Beach. Janet C arver, elder law attorney, will present a program, Surviving with Dementia in Your World. A tour of the Jane Adams House will be offered to those interested. The meeting is Sept. 18 from 2:30-4 p.m. and is open to the public. Everyone who h as an interest is welcome to attend. For further information call Debra Dombkowski, LPN, at the Council on Aging at 261-0701, ext. 113. R R e e c c r r e e a a t t i i o o n n m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The Nassau County Recreation Commission will m eet on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the county Facilities Maintenance/Parks and Recreation Office, 45195 Musselwhite Road, Callahan. T he public is invited. For m ore information call T ammy Conley at 548-4689 or email tconley@nass aucountyfl.com. P P a a n n c c a a k k e e b b r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t St. Francis of Assisi, the Yulee mission church of St.M ichael Catholic Church in Fernandina Beach, will host a fundraiser flapjack breakfast at Applebees on Sept. 20 from 8-10 a.m. Tickets are $10. Take-out will be available. All are welcome. H H e e a a r r t t W W a a l l k k T he First Coast Heart W alk will take place Sept. 20 a t Metropolitan Park in downtown Jacksonville. Opening ceremonies and festivities begin at 8 a.m. and the walk at 9 a.m. The walk is fr ee and open to the pub lic. For information and to r egister visit www.FirstCoast H ear tW alk.or g or call (904 2 56-5721. The non-competitive, 3.6mile walk raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and educational pr ograms in the First Coast area. Brisk walking for a s little as 30 minutes a day p r ovides incr eased ener gy a nd cir c ulation, as well as r educed risk of heart disease. The walk is designed to help participants understand this critical message, join with others and generate ar enewed commitment to hear t-healthy livingg. S S t t . J J u u d d e e f f u u n n d d r r a a i i s s e e r r O n Sept. 22, all Chilis restaurants will donate all their profits to St. Jude Childr e ns Hospital. Dine at Chilis in Yulee on Sept. 22 and help raise funds for St. Jude Childrens Hospital. 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 you the real facts about all the fad diets at a Healthy Living Seminar, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. at the Osprey Village Fitness Center, 48 Opsrey 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 certified personal trainer Carol Rossmeissl will discuss proper exercise and provide helpful tips on maintaining a wellbalanced, strong and healthy body Fee is $15. Must pr er egister to attend. Call 5578542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. L L e e a a r r n n i i n n g g s s e e r r i i e e s s Learn the signs of mental health pr oblems and how you can help a person thr ough a crisis at Family Suppor t Services of North Floridas Breakfast Learning Series, Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. FSS of fers the fr ee educa tional program about Mental Health First Aid at its Nassau County of fice, 96016 Lofton Square Court in Yulee. Networking and br eakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.; pr ogram from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register to attend at FSS.BLS.Nassau @fssnf.or g or 225-5347. The mental health program will cover a five-step plan to assist someone expe riencing a mental health crisis and how to help them find resources and assistance in our community. Input sought on block grants Nassau County is consid ering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Oppor tunities (DEO Deobligated and Unobligated C ommunity Development B lock Grant (CDBG $ 250,000. These funds must be used for one of the following: To benefit low and moderate income persons; To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or b light; or To meet other commun ity development needs of r ecent origin having a par ticular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financialr esour ces ar e not available. The categories of activities for which these funds may be used ar e in the ar eas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commer cial r e vitalization, or economic development and include such improvement activities as acquisition or r eal property, loans to private-forp rofit business, purchase of m achiner y and equipment, c onstr u ction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70 percent of the funds must benefit low a nd moderate income per s ons. T he proposed project is continued de-snagging of fall en vegetation in the Thomas Creek drainage basins. A 10day comment period begins today. Contact Shane Whittier at 491-7330 for a copy of the pr oposed application. Please submit comments to Shane Whittier at 96161 Nassau Place, Y ulee, Florida 32097 by Sept. 22. F oo d mana g er c ourse
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 NEWS News-Leader FarewellAfter 40 years in the restaurant business and after 8years of taking care of you at the Bright Mornings Cafe in Fernandina Beach, we are going to retire and sell our beloved Bright Mornings to Isabelle Moriconi Cereghetti and Walter Cereghetti who have moved to Fernandina Beach from their home in Switzerland. Wesay thank you to all our loyal guests for all those years and we would like you to give your loyalty to the new owners. Thank you to our son Dale, JR who has been with us for the past 8 years as Chef. Last but not least we would like to thank our staff. Darlene and Dale, SR Jennings Classes Start September 16thAge Appropriate ClassesA A g g e e s s 6 6 t t h h r r u u 1 1 8 8JuddJim@bellsouth.netE E N N R R O O L L L L N N O O W W www.eternityfuneralhome.com Smart consumers traditionally look for the best value for their money spent. 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Gill, Owners4856 Oakdale Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904 96092 Victorias Place Yulee, FL 32097 (904 flashier. A t its Sept. 2 meeting, the board proposed the following changes to the sign ordinance: More permanent signs for individual businesses. More special event signs, and installing them for up to 60 d ays, from 30 days. Taller signs, up to 10 feet, f rom 8 feet. Up to three flags on one p ole. Allowing businesses within 1,000 feet of A1A to post signs along the roadway. Increasing the number of t imes an electronic sign can change to 24 times a day, from o ne now. The board said it does not want to permit more electronic signs, though there is support for more flashing messages. Officials recognize that sign owners are doing it anyway. We reward them for doing bad? said board member Jeff G ray. The proposal also recomm ends that businesses hang banners between synthetic permanent posts designed to look like stone or brick. The idea is to allow shop owners to keep messages in line with changing promotions w hile keeping them tidy. The signs would be 10 feet wide. The look of the roadway was a concern. Are we gonna be visionary? W hat is the future of the corridor from I-95 to bridge? said boar d member Bruce Jasinsky. What is this going to look like? Jasinsky compared the roadway to a sagging commercial c orridor in Jacksonville. Y ou cant tell me its not a c ircus and effectively Blanding Boulevard, he said. Blanding Boulevar d is not a commercial success. Jasinsky said the sign or dinance review started because there was no enforcement of t he existing rules. Thats true. C ounty officials have long maintained that following the rules is complaint driven. That means Code Enforcement will pursue complaints o nly from people willing to provide their name and contact i nformation. Such disclosure is meant to discourage frivolousc omplaints, say officials. It works, but it also impedes comp liance. Leeper received blowback over his effort to universally apply the rules. The Amelia Island-Fernand ina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce offered an online s urvey to support loosening the rules, theyve sent letters to the board and representatives to speak at meetings, including board member Mike Zaffaroni, who sells signs from his shop in Fernandina Beach. I personally suggested signs 14 feet high, said Z affaroni. We cant hamstring our businesses. Z affaroni said responsible property owners follow the rules. I dont need government to intervene, said Zaffaroni. He was asked after the meeting about an ad with his comp any name on a bench at the northeast corner of Sadler Road and South Eighth Street. G rowth Management officials said that such an ad does not c omply with the countys existing sign rules. Zaffaroni said he would look into the matter The board also heard from former Burger King owner Marilyn Armstrong. She attended the meeting to support the p eople who recently purchased h er business. Im sure youre surprised to see me, said Armstrong, who launched another push for the county to approve flashing electr onic signage. The board also heard from a small business owner who w ants to keep a wooden sign outside her business in Yulee. I ts cut in the shape of a shrimp. I have no problem with that, said Peter King, Growth Management director. The also heard from auto d ealer Paul Clark, who said signs are critical for his busin ess, and from local business consultant Bill Moore, whoh elped write the sign ordinance on Amelia Island. M oore asked people to remember the controversial renovation of Flash Foods on the south end of the island that felled many old-growth trees to a ccommodate a bigger gas station and convenience store. It looks dynamite out there (nowe. Still, not all the board members were convinced that more signs make sense. Board member Scottie Murray, who has a business onB landing Boulevard in Jacksonville, said bigger, flashier signs d ont improve commerce. Board member Wayne A rnold also expressed opposition. Board member Sharyl Wood agreed with her colleagues. She called sign design a quality of life issue. Some of the most successf ul business districts have the most restrictive sign rules, said Wood. S he read guidelines on sign restrictions from the American P lanners Association (APA) to her colleagues. Ther e is research that shows (restriction) is positive, said Wood. From a planners perspective, said board member Pat K eogh. B oar d member Jeanne Scott a sked Wood when the information was written. The 1800s Im sur e , said Wood. She was being facetious and told Scott that the information is currently on the APA webs ite. The two board members h ave challenged each other in previous meetings about the novelty of electronic signs. Scott has maintained that they are the way of the future a nd Wood has pointed out that theyve been around for d ecades. Wood said she believes r ules are necessary for the common good. Left to their own devices, people will do the heck whatever theyre going to do, said Wood. She asked her colleagues to c onsider a larger view of the issue. What do we want for our community and what do we want it to look like? The bigger you allow signs to be the more they cancel each other out, said Wood. Keogh disagreed with those c omments. Is there really a problem t hat exists that were proposing to resolve? said Keogh. B oard Chair Tom Ford has continually said he opposes restrictions. I have been overindulgent letting people have their say said Ford. I shouldve shut this down two hours ago. F ord took issue with Wood, who challenged his call for consensus on electronic signs. Theres no reason we all have to agree, said Wood. Im not asking you to agree, said Ford. e ah, you are, said Wood. e like it how it is, one time a day Still, board members Wood, Gray, Jasinsky, Murray and T om Arnold all supported Ford i n an infor mal vote on elect ronic signs despite earlier protests. Why? I dont consider 24 changes a flashing sign, said W ood in an interview after the meeting. Nassau County property o wners have until 5 p.m. today to file petitions on theira ssessed property values. Property owners can also f ile appeals on exemptions or the classification of their property. The appeal must be filed through the county clerks o ffice in person or online at www.nassauclerk.com. F rom the homepage, petitioners should click the link for VAB Information and then look for instructions on how to file online. There is a $15 application f ee, plus a 3.5 percent convenience fee. A credit card isr equired to file online. Petitioners will receive a h earing with the Value Adjustment Board. No evidence or support documents are required to file for an adjustment. T he Nassau Clerks office is located at the Robert M. F oster Justice Center in Yulee at 76347 Veterans Way in Yulee. For information call Connie Arthur at 548-4663. Last day to file property appeal l ove it. Martinez said the industry does not like the words costume or costuming. The right word is cosplaying, said Martinez. Costumes imply Halloween and this is about paying tribute and showing support. C helbie Parker, 16, who is a junior at Fernandina Beach H igh School, showed support f or the Japanese animated s eries Black Butler by dressi ng as character Elizabeth M idford. Parker said she b ought her outfit on Amazon and immediately recognized another teen dressed as series character Alois Trancy Alexis Oliver, 13, of Darien, Ga. We dont know each other. We met 20 minutes ago, said Parker. But well probably hang out today Organizers said more than 500 people attended the threeday event, which also offereds eminars and gaming events at the Days Inn on Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach. Martinez said the event was largely promoted at comic book stor es in Duval County. e far, far exceeded e xpectations, said Martinez. I knew we would. POLITICS IN BRIEF W W e e s s t t S S i i d d e e D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t s s The Westside Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mickler Str eet county building in Callahan. Guest speakers are Public Defender candidate Becky Barlow and Maureen Kingsley Paschke with Community Hospice ofN ortheast Florida. Dinner and a brief b usiness meeting will follow. The meeti ng is open to the public. D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t i i c c C C l l u u b b o o f f A A m m e e l l i i a a The Democratic Club of Amelia Island will host its next dinner meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinners erved at 6:45 p.m. A cash bar will be a vailable thr oughout the evening. T he speaker will be Angela DeMonbreun, president of the League of W o men V o ters Jacksonville First Coast. In that r ole, she manages activities such as lobbying local officials, presenting voter education materials and hosting candidate forums. She will present information on the upcoming election, with an emphasis on the thr ee pr o posed constitutional amendments. Reser vations for the dinner ar e requested. To reserve, send a check for $ 16 payable to DCAI to: DCAI, P.O. Box 1 6022, Fer nandina Beach, FL 32035. You m ay also drop off a check at Democratic headquarters, located at the corner of Eighth and Date str e ets in Fer n andina Beach. For more information, or to reserve by phone or email, contact Penny Reid at (email@example.com. SIGNS C ontinued from 1A APUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT B YTHENE WS-LE ADER CON Continued from 1A
Manufacturing forum stimulates We all admire vision and there are examples from Ben Franklin to Bill Gates. Great minds envision a mark et, and are at the forefront of building it. Enter Elon Musk, the maker of Tesla electric luxury sedans and a team at Google developing self-driving technology for passenger vehicles. Both a $5 billion battery factory and a big investment in creating technology for self-driven vehicles are bold decisions. A quick look at b oth these forward-looking investments will be our topic this week. I t may be appropriate that a city known for gambling will be the location for a battery factory with a production goal of 500,000 units a year by 2020. Sales of electric vehicles from 2008 through this August are 250,000 units, around 40K a year. T he Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf have struggled as plug-in vehicles. T esla has thrived in a robust highline market, especially to the look what Ive got buye rs. Silicon Valley, Wall Street and other miscellaneous young professionals are eating Teslas up for now. The state of Nevada has pledged huge tax b reaks for the new plant and our gove rnment will surely help. Washington has pledged $2.4 billion in federal grants for the development of next-generation electric cars and batteries. Certainly, this facility will get some slice of that pie. Part of the strategy is to build batt eries for a more mainstream Tesla, which seems to have merit. Most all t he high-line makers are finding sales at the lower price points ($30,000 to $45,000 Musk is being criticized by those w ho say there will not be sufficient buyers willing to pay the price for all electric transportation. It is hard to argue with that on the surface. Visionaries create markets and he will have to. Drones for Amazon deliveries seem ambitious too, but they are well past the drawing board. It all g ets down to economic reality can it be cost-effective? Today, for drone d eliveries and this new factory, it would seem to be no. Who wants to bet against them? Not me. GM, Nissan, Mercedes and other manufacturers are investing in and exploring self-driving technology. For our discussion, we are going to l ook at a technology heavyweight that has been exploring development o f self-driving cars. Their autonomous cars are linked to Google Chauffeur software. There are four states that allow testing N evada, Florida, California and Michigan. Our state was the second to agree, in 2012. Google has a team of 15 engineers, headed by Sebastian Thrun, whose resume includes time at Stanford and being a co-inventor of Google Street View. There are 10 test cars that have logged over 1.1 m illion miles as of April 2014. There were only two accidents, both attribu ted to driver error. Sound familiar, airline industry? In a way, this movement towards driver-monitored selfdriving cars reminds us of todays sophisticated commercial airliners that are doing the same. It gets back to cost. A Boeing or A irbus product can sell with these technologies imbedded in the cost. G oogle has a driverless prototype with no steering wheel or pedals. The additional equipment cost is $150,000, including a $70,000 light r adar system. Interestingly, Google has no immediate plans to develop these systems. There will be no Googlemobile. They want to offer the findings to the auto manufacturers and let them test the market, on their dime. Smart. Are we on the verge of being the Jetsons? If you dont know about G eorge Jetson, ask you dad or mom. In less than 10 years, could we be h opping in our self-driving, all-electric car and petting our robotic dog in our lap? I hope not, but who knows. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive s tories about automobile use and ownership. firstname.lastname@example.org The Nassau County E conomic Development Board hosted a Manufacturing and Education Forum on Aug. 26 at the FSCJ Nassau campus. T he focus of the forum was to a ddress the workforce needs of local manufacturers and to s timulate the exchange of collaborative ideas between local manufacturers and Nassau County educators. Brent Lemond, director of c areer and adult education for the Nassau County School D istrict, served as moderator for the event. Panelists include d C.A. McDonald, general manager, Rayonier Advanced Materials; Carl Rorick, manager of maintenance and engi neering, RockTenn; Joe Oller, general manager, Florida Machine Works; Sandy R obinson, interim director of the FSCJ Nassau Center, Jerry Collins, director of workforce education, FSCJ; Ernie Friend, d irector of academic systems, F SCJ; and William Formanek, instructional program manager f or manufacturing, FSCJ. NCEDB Executive Director Steve Rieck and Cynthia Bioteau, president of FSCJ, gave the welcoming remarks.T he event was sponsored by RockTenn. D iscussion focused on a reinvention of the manufacturi ng perception. Panelists see the biggest challenge being a cultural change in understanding what advanced manufac turing jobs are and entail versus public perception. Members of the manufacturing industry e xpressed the need for strong math skills, which are crucial to success in manufacturing. They all stressed that children should n ot be afraid to develop those s kills, but to look at mathematical skills as a healthy sense of intrigue about what you can create with new technology tools such as laser cutters, CNC machines, etc. McDonald said he was p leased with the outcome of the forum, Rayonier Advanced M aterials appreciates the efforts of NCEDB, FSCJ and t he sponsorship of RockTenn that brought our community together for an important discussion on developing a work force to keep our community competitive now and into the futur e. Our plant and other l ocal industries r e ly on a skilled a nd talented workfor ce to keep u s competitive in a global marketplace. Todays meeting pr ovided an excellent for u m to surface ideas and we are confident that the continued partnership of these or ganizations will help ensur e that Nassau C ounty meets the challenges of developing a first-class workf orce. FSCJ is currently working with the Nassau County School District in developing dual credi t/dual enrollment programs t hat give students a head start into jobs that could start at $354 0,000 a year. Based on an Economic Modeling Specialists International report, the average Nassau County manufacturing salary for 2013-14 is$ 79,047/year. The NCEDB is energized b y the collaborative ideas and suggestions provided during o ur manufacturing forum, and honored to be a member of such a great community of people. This discussion r einforces a great desire for our educators and businesses to continue working closely in alignment, ino r d er to suppor t our students in a chieving competitive car eer o pportunities in manufacturing, said NCEDB Director of Business Expansion and Workforce Development Leah Jennings. 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b ors to please save but remove those bees, Smith says. Removing bees ... is also a cool way to acquire new colonies, and it saves nuis ance bees from a potential visit from the exterminator A nother of Smiths recent bee projects is the trapping of a bee swarm that originated from a bee colony in a large tree in front of the NewsLeader Smith has set up a swarm trap on the roof of the A melia Island Paint & Hardware across the street, in anticip ation of a swarm. The trap contains a honeycomb and a s pecial pheromone to attract the queen bee. Some bees have already been spotted in the trap. A swarm happens when t he bees have outgrown the space, Smith says. The q ueen leaves the hive with about half the bees, then they g o hang out in a ball, and scout bees look for new homes. One hive will eventually turn into two to six colonies. Smith has also set up two live active bee colonies ont he roof of the hardware store. B ees have a complex culture in which female worker bees toil non-stop to keep the c olony going. The male d rones only job is to mate with the queen. They only live 35 to 42 days, Smith says of the worker bees. They work themselves to death. New bees work as housekeepers the f irst two days of their lives, t hen go on to work as nurses f or a week or so, feeding bees as they grow from an egg to an adult. After that, they work as guard bees, foragers or scouts. Some bees even work as under takers, transporting dead bees to a spot outside the colony. B ees can keep the hive at a s teady temperature of about 9 2 degr e es by moving their wings to keep it cool or vibrating to keep it warm. Honey is used as food for the gr owing bees, and the fla vor is affected by the type of nectar collected, Smith says.F or honey production, beek eepers add hive frames one o n top of another and the bees just keep filling them with honey. Palmetto and palm tr ee ber ries make the second-best honey in Florida, Smith says. Blooms fr om the tupelo tr ee, w hich grows in Florida s wamps, make the best honey, according to Smith. Gallberry honey, made from the blooms of a type of holly, is also famous in Florida for its rich taste. Another reason Smith r enewed his interest in bees was because of the serious w orldwide plight of dying honeybees. C alled colony collapse disorder, the mysterious phenomenon, which has decimated 70-80 percent of the bee population, has baffled scientists for the past 15 years. But new studies indic ate it could be related to use of insecticides called neonicotinoids. T he disappearance of honeybee colonies has had a h uge effect on agriculture, because bees pollinate many types of cr o ps. Ironically, crop growers also are the ones using neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids insecticides are the culprit, Smith s ays. The are engineered to p er form magic for the crop g rowers. By using neonicotinoids, their production is doubled. These insecticides are absorbed by the plant, Smith says, and pushed out at the nectar and pollen levels. Thep ollen and nectar from these p lants is deadly to any insect t hat forages on plants treated with these pesticides. Far m ers contract with bee keepers to bring hives out to the crops for pollination, but with the disappearance of bee colonies, that has becomem ore expensive, so food prod ucers have a double pr obl em, Smith says. The bee keepers are forcing cr o p owners to contractu ally obligate that they ar e not using these insecticides, Smith says. One way to help keep these insecticides at bay is to make sure plants purchased at nurseries are free from neonicotinoids, which are put on seeds before planting, and stay with the plant for life. A nother relatively recent problem with bee colonies is t he spread of Africanized bees in Florida, which are prod uced by the crossbreeding of African honeybees and European bees. They are the preferred bees in Africa, South America and Australia, Smith says. The first Africanized honeyb ees were discovered in the United States in the mid1980s. They are a problem, S mith says, because they are mean, nasty and aggressive, a nd more adept at surviving the environment. If you disturb an African bee colony you will not only get more stings, they will also pursue you for a quarter mile, Smith says. Florida w ants to raise as many E ur opean bee colonies as poss ible. The more European drones, the better. A r e cent Florida law makes it illegal for local gover nments to prohibit beekeeping on private property, but a beekeeping license iss till required. The new law a lso states that no new com m unity association restrictions are allowed on beekeeping. Smith does fr ee non-lethal honeybee removals on Amelia Island and is an amateur bee keeper. His website is w ww.hivepirate.com. F or mor e information on b eekeeping and a new bee club being formed in Nassau County contact the Nassau County Extension Ser vice at 879-1019 or go to http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/. email@example.com CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Cooper Meyers Sales Dan Gamble Sales Manager *on select vehicles, minimum terms of 60 months. WAC. See dealer for details.Jon Altman Sales Harrison Crisp Sales Ryan Cramer SalesStacey GemberlingInternet Sales Manager Wayne Aflleje Sales2 005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD N ADA Retail $20,050 Keffer Clearance Price $9,650STK#4559A 1998 Cadillac Deville DEleganceNADA Retail Price $4,263Keffer Clearance Price $3,500STK#4511B 2004 Volkswagen Golf GL HatchbackNADA Retail $5250 K effer Clearance Price $4,995STK#A2709A 2014 Chrysler 300 Sedan NADA Price $25,850 Keffer Clearance Price $24,295STK#A2711 2012 Ford F-150 SupercrewNADA Retail $42,225Keffer Clearance Price $38,995S TK#4568A 2005 Nissan Quest 3.5 NADA Retail Price $6,850 Keffer Clearance Price $6,495STK#4525C 2013 Chrysler 300 S Sedan NADA Retail Price $31,500 Keffer Clearance Price $28,450STK#4479A 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty King RanchNADA Retail Price $44,400 Keffer Clearance Price $39,995STK#4506A 2008 Dodge Charger SXT SedanNADA Retail $14,675K effer Clearance Price $14,295STK#4500A 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 1500NADA Retail Price $19,900Keffer Clearance Price $18,850STK#4527A 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser WagonNADA Retail Price $5375Keffer Clearance Price $5275STK# 4288A 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SNADA Retail Price $9,550Keffer Clearance Price $8,995STK#4623A 2005 Nissan Quest 3.5NADA Retail Price $6,850Kef fer Clearance Price $6,595STK#4525C 2011 Ford Taurus SEL SedanNADA Retial $17,925K effer Clearance Price $17,595STK#4518A 2 006 Chevrolet Impala SS SedanNADA Retail Price $10,600Keffer Clearance Price $9,450STK#4168B 2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5LNADA Retail Price $15,775Keffer Clearance Price $15,575STK#A2715 2006 Ford Freestyle Limited NADA Retail Price $7,700 Keffer Clearance Price $ 7,495STK#4617A2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman QuadN ADA Retail $24,500 Keffer Clearance Price $23,995S TK#4436A 2010 Kia RioNADA Retail Price $9,050K effer Clearance Price $8,995STK#4594A 2 012 Dodge Charger SXT N ADA Retail $26,000 K effer Clearance Price $24,450STK#4462A2012 Chrysler Town & C ountry Touring NADA Retail $24,875 K effer Clearance Price $23,450STK#4564A 2010 Chrysler Town & CountryTouringNADA Retail $17,750 Keffer Clearance Price $13,995STK#4305A 2007 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL Sedan N ADA Retail $10,200K effer Clearance Price $5,995STK#4195A 2012 Buick Enclave Premium NADA Retail Price $35,700 K effer Clearance Price $34,450STK#5018B2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LSNADA Retail $8,725 Keffer Clearance Price $8,495STK#4547A 2013 Fiat 500 Pop Hatchback N ADA Retail Price $12,995 K effer Clearance Price $12,795STK#A2719 2012 Chrysler 300 SedanNADA Retail $21,550Keffer Clearance Price $17,995STK#4154A Rick Fergusson Sales Dan Bohannon Sales 2012 Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab NADA Retail $32,275Keffer Clearance Price $28,995STK#4334A2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited SUVNADA Retail $17,995Keffer Clearance Price $17,995STK#4505A2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-ClassNADA Retail $19,250Keffer Clearance Price $18,995STK#4575AN N O O W W O O P P E E N N ! 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 B B e e e e h h o o u u s s e e c c l l a a s s s s On Oct. 3 from 10-11:30 a.m., County Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a session on the importance of pollinators in your garden. Learn different kinds of pollination and the primary pollinat ors: butterflies, beetles and bees. You will also learn how to attract Mason bees. The session is free, however if youd like t o make & take bee houses for your yard, the cost is $10 for supplies. You will make one bean can bee house and one wood hotel bee house. Download the registration form at http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu. Completed form and your check for the (optional the Callahan Extension office or the Yulee Extension office ( letter drop available). Make checks payable to Nassau County Extension. R egistration is required by Sept. 24. For additional information call 879-1019. SUBMITTED PHOTOS Beekeeper Pete Smith, who also does n on-lethal bee r emovals, u ncaps fresh frames of honey to be extracted, above. Smith uses a smoker t o get bees out f rom a colony w ithin the w alls of a local bakery, below. BEES Continued from 3A
6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK BUDGET SUMMARY CITYOF FERNDINABEACH FISCALYEAR 2014-2015THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITYOF FERNANDINABEACH ARE 1.6% MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTALOPERATING EXPENDITURES. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe City of Fernandina Beach has tentatively adopted a budget for 2014/2015. Apublic hearing to make a FINALDECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: September 16, 2014 5:05 p.m. at Commission Chambers City Hall 204Ash Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 NEWS News-Leader APublic Service Announcement by The News-LeaderDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER
B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s s s i i g g n n s s Ask any business owner along the A1A corridor in Yulee and they willt ell you how important a sign announcing specials can be in increasing traff ic for their business. But both as property owners and r esidents, the members of the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce also support the SR 200/A1A overlay districts goal to make sure sign clutter doesnt occur alongA 1A, the countys major thoroughfare. Finding that middle gr ound has b een the goal of the AIFBY chamber as i t has provided input to the Nassau C ounty Planning & Zoning Boar d and Gr o wth Management Depar t ment as they have been considering changes to the sign or dinance for the SR 200/A1A overlay. Our chamber supports the overlay design standards that are in place. Wea ll want attractive, safe signage on A1A. T he AIFBY chamber also strongly b elieves the sign or d inance must be practical in cost and design and allow businesses a fair chance to be visible to fast-moving traf fic along the r o ad way. After consulting with business owners and Growth Management staff, thec hambers board of directors in August s ent a letter to the Planning & Zoning B oar d outlining its r ecommended changes for making the ordinance more workable for businesses along A1A. Some, but not all, of those r ec ommendations wer e appr oved by the P&Z Board during a workshop Sept. 2. Among the changes endorsed by the P&Z Board were: Allowing banners to be displayed b etween a standalone, capped anchor with two, 2-foot wide, 6-feet high permanent columns set 10 feet apart. Those banners can be changed as often as the business wants. In the few instances where a business along A1A fronts another street as well, allowing those businesses to have signage on the second street. Allowing businesses to put up flags without getting a special events permit. A parcel or shopping center is permitted a maximum of up to three flags (on one pole or multiple poles up to two bow flags not to exceed 10 feet in height. Allowing businesses to apply for permits for special event promotions four times a year Those events can last for up to 60 days. Allowing businesses whose frontage exceeds 400 feet to have an additional monument sign for each additional 100 feet, up to a maximum of 6 signs for the entire property. The chamber also r eiterated its sup port for the current ordinances prohibition against snipe signs and for better enfor cement of the sign or dinance. We were pleased that language was added that Code Enforcement would be proactive in enforcing the sign ordinance along A1A. Thats one of the biggest things our members have been asking for fair and consistent enfor cement. While the AIFBY chamber boar d of directors had recommended that design standards be developed to allow new electronic signs along the corridor, the Planning & Zoning Board disagreed. The existing signs would be allowed to change once ever y hour under the proposed changes instead of once a day as cur r ently allowed. W e believe these changes are enforceable and reasonable, maint aining aesthetic standards while prov iding visibility to businesses along t his important corridor. W ynn Fendig, Chairman Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Y ulee Chamber of Commerce D D i i v v e e r r g g i i n n g g D D i i a a m m o o n n d d I I n n t t e e r r c c h h a a n n g g e e T he Florida Department of Transp ortation is proposing a Divergent Diamond Interchange (DDI and A1A (Sept. 10ding to FDOT, this I-95 interchange is experiencing traf fic overload and will need a new cloverleaf design within 10 years. T he proposed DDI is an award-winn ing design that is a cheaper interim s top-gap fix until the full clover leaf interchange is needed in 10 years. Unfor t unately the DDI has traf f ic hazard and life-safety risks. Consider these four factors: A1A is the primar y hur ricane evacuation r oute for Amelia Island, the impact of a power failure, hundreds of log trucks every day, there will be lanes for bikes and p edestrians crisscr o ssing the vehicular traf f ic. And as if this is not enough safety hazar ds, go onto the FDOT website and look at the video of the DDI in action: vehicles leaving their usual right-hand lanes and going over intot he left-hand lanes for awhile and then r eturning back to the right-hand lane. T he video would be comical, except these FDOT folks are serious. Then catch the second part where they add in folks pedaling bikes and finally foot traf fic cr ossing thr ough the whole mess. The potential for a serious acci dent is there. The residents of NassauC ounty and our many visitors are being u sed as guinea pigs to test this new traff ic design for the state of Florida. A more logical and cost-effective appr oach would be to constr uct the needed new cloverleaf design interchange over the next 10 years in phases. First do the engineering and design the full cloverleaf. Then Phase 1 would be the nor theast quadrant, which is presently vacant. Purchase the necessar y right of way and constr uct this par t of the new inter change. This alone will r educe traffic congestion and allow the land purchase at todays prices. As funds become available, repeat this process until the needed new interchange is completed. This phased appr oach should be more cost efficient than the FDOT planned interim constr uction of the DDI and then later in 10 years the pur chase of right of way and construction of a cloverleaf design. Larry Myers Fernandina Beach I I m m m m i i n n e e n n t t t t h h r r e e a a t t My wife Jo-Ann and I moved to Amelia Island because of its pristine beauty, wondrous trees, clean beaches, magic marshes and interesting, creative, talented and caring p eople. W e are proud to invite family and friends to visit our magnificent island and share the splendor Almost all of the hun dreds of people weve met while here including tourists weve come in contact with came for the same r easons. All that is now under imminent threat! The intr oduction of an almost cer tain hazard to the environment in the handling at the Fernandina Port facility Ther e is no way such an operation could proceed without constant and r eal risk of coal dust in the water and air (think of children and seniors breathi ng in coal dust!). Think of the visual impact on the properties in the center of the city at the heart of Fernandina Beach (Im old enough to r emember what a layer of coal dust looks like). When coal dust is washed off, think about where it goes. It s impossible for Kinder Mor gan to guarantee our bay waters will not be p olluted. So what impact will that have o n fish and fishing, local shrimp, oysters or other treasures in our waters? The introduction of hundreds of additional very large and heavily laden trucks every day on already heavily used roads. This will be added to the hundreds of trucks already carrying tr ees ever y day to our present mills and making it certain that (1 oads will be clogged (and quick ly wor n down r esulting in the need for extensive and expensive repairs), (2e carbon exhaust will be injected into the air we breathe from the huge trucks, and (3e will be injuries or even fatal accidents because such heavily laden trucks cant stop quickly when someone in fr ont of them makes a left-hand tur n will increase significantly. Whats in it for us? We see little upside. Relatively few additional jobs (all relatively low paying) will be added resulting in little additional tax r evenues for the city or coun ty. Downside? High cost and potentially perpetually ir r eparable damage to the Amelia Island tourism business, property values and the way of life of all the people who live and work and come for vacations on the island. And what direction will tax revenues head when its known that when your grandchild licks an ice cr eam cone, she s also lick ing coal dust? How will folks staying at our local r estaurants and hotels and bed and breakfasts see the staff wiping off that layer of coal dust every morning? Now is the time we will find out how informed, competent and purposeful our city and county and state representatives ar e. If their mandate is to protect our way of life, they must do ever ything in their power to avoid what many of us see is obvious and serious danger regardless of the insistence of Kinder Morgan. In fact, check the trackr ecor d of Kinder Mor gan and youll see those assurances should be given little credibility. Every time I sailed into Baltimor e Harbor fr om the Chesapeake Bay, I was saddened and angered at the poison-laden yellow smoke spewed out by the U.S. Steel Co.s Sparrows Point Plant. When I inquired about environmental fines, the cynical but tr ue answer was: It s far cheaper for the company to pay the fines and cons ider it a mere cost of doing business t han to comply with federal and state rules and besides much if not all of the payments would be tax deductible (your and my tax dollars would pay for) penalties. This is yet another Flash Foods treedecimating moment a paving of par adise to put up an unneeded and u nwanted parking lot. T his is a critical time in all of our lives. If you too want to avoid the tragedy of a Late Great Amelia Island, dont just expect our leadership will fight for your way of life call them write them and insist that they take strong and immediate action. Steve and Jo-Ann Leimber g Fernandina Beach The News-Leader (Sept 10 lished many informative, on-point articles and letters regarding KinderMorgans plan to trans-ship up to 500,000 tons of pulverized coal each year through the Port of Fernandina. Her e ar e a few significant questions needing specific answers from Kinder Mor gan, OHP A and FDEP r elevant to the pending air quality per mit and planned re-purposing of the Port: Exactly how many tons of coal dust is Kinder-Morgan requesting it be allowed to release into the environment each year of operation? Fugitive (unintentionally escaping) coal dust is unavoidable in the handling and transpor t of raw pulverized coal. Mitigation measur es can be applied, but they are not perfect and there will always be some unrecoverable fraction that escapes into the envir onment via wind transport or water transport. If just 1 part in 100,000 (that is, 0.001 percent) is fugitive, this amounts to 5 tons of coal particulates, most likely extremely fine par ticulates, r eleased into the local environment EACH YEAR based on the permit-requested coal processing rate. What quantity and compositions of noxious gases will be r eleased fr om the coal as it is mechanically disturbed during trans-shipping operations at the Por t? Methane and hydr ogen sulfide are expected, but are there others of concer n and at what concentrations? What is the physical size, gross vehicle weight and load carry capability of the trucks planned for hauling the coal thr ough Fer nandina and of f Amelia Island via A1A, heading either westward toward Yulee or southward past the airpor t and r esor ts toward Jacksonville beaches? If the permitted car ry load is toward the low end, say 5 tons per truck, this would amount to about 550 total truck trips (outbound + inbound) per day to just handle the coal shipping at the specified annual rate. If the permitted carry load ist oward the high end, say 25 tons per t r uck, this would still amount to 110 total truck trips per day. Has FDOT approved the longter m r o adway impact of the added tr uck traf fic at the planned gross vehicle weights on Eighth Street and/or 14th Str eet, on A1A, on the Shave Bridge and, if planned for use, on the N assau Sound bridge? Are traffic flow s tudies required for this amount and type of increased roadway traffic? Are an environmental assessment and attendant environmental impact statement, both specific to the subject permit, needed legally or under due diligence responsibility? Consider that the following ar e within one mile of the Port: Amelia River and marsh areas, estuaries and uplands on the wester n side of the Inter coastal W aterway, the Fernandina Beach Historic District, the city of Fernandina Beach downtown district and waterfront, Egans Creek watershed and wildlife estuary. The following are within three miles of the Por t: For t Clinch State Park (1.3 miles northeast), Amelia Islands public beaches, T iger Island natur e pr eser ve and Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. Related to the EA/EIS, with the Port being located on the Amelia River and with typical rainstorms, northeasters and glancing hurricanes, it is cer tain that coal dust on the Por s grounds and equipment will be washed into the river Considering the nor mal tidal flows and the fact that fine coal par ticulates will remain suspended in water a very long time, it is inevitable that some coal dust will eventually make its way to Amelia Island beaches via water transport in addition to airborne transpor t. Of par ticular wildlife con cern, the marshlands and estuaries along the Intracoastal W ater way bordering Amelia Island are recognized as critical areas to shrimp life cycles. So, has the impact of coal dust on various local aquatic species (especially filter feeds such as oysters) been addressed anywhere? What ar e the documented response plans for a large spill of coal into Amelia River for the sinking of a carry vessel or storage barge, and for the outbreak of fire and/or explosion on vessels, vehicles or bulk coal storage facilities at the Por t? All citizens in the potential impact zones arising from re-purposing the Por t to handle coal deser ve specific answers to at least these questions. Gordon Dressler Manhattan Beach, Calif. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Author Graham Greene said, There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. For children in foster care, that moment is often when foster parents, also known as r esource parents, enter the life of the child. F oster parents provide stability, love and a nurturing home. They show concern and compassion, and provide comfort and guidance to children who have been temporarily removed from their home for their safety. Locally, the typical stay in foster care is less than one year. When children in Nassau County come into f oster care, Family Support Services of North Florida (FSSes the safety and well b eing of the child, including placing the child in a loving and caring home. First, we try to locate family members or close family friends who are able to care for the child and who meet standards for caring for children in foster care. If those options are not available, we place the child, or sibling child ren, in a foster home to be cared for by resource parents members of our communit y who have stepped up to help a child in need. Foster parents are the backbone of the child welfare system. They are making a real difference in the lives of children in Nassau County every day. They create as normal a home environment as possible. FSS follows the guidelines of the Quality P arenting Initiative, and we train our resource parents to become an active part of the childrens lives. They take the children to needed appointments, to visit with their parents, to court, o r appear in court on their behalf. Since our primary g oal is to reunite each family, we encourage our resource parents to work with the biological parents to help maintain the child-parent relationship. Lisa and Bill Curtin of Y ulee are foster parents. They said, We feel truly privi leged to be able to bring these children into our family. They have taught us the true meaning of unconditional love and what the really meaningful things in life are. Our lives are richer and more blessed than ever Nassau County foster parents Larissa and Mike Kwiatkowski said they are thankful they d ecided to foster and expressed that even their children have grown through the fostering e xperience. The Kwiatkowskis said, The time foster children spend with us in our home has probably made a bigger impact than we will ever know All types of people can be successful foster parents, as long as they can provide a child stability, love and support. Children in foster care n eed loving and dedicated adults to welcome them into their homes and nurture them as they struggle with the trauma of being separated from their parents. Foster children report that being away from family and familiar surroundings are among t he hardest parts of foster care. On the other hand, while they miss their families, children o ften realize that being in foster care can be a better solution, at least temporarily. One of the children fostered by the Curtins said that he is happy not to have worry about he and his younger sister being taken care of. I am grateful to each and every foster parent who opens their hearts and their homes to o ur communitys children. You can make a difference by stepping up w hen children need help the most. As a foster parent, youll have the opportunity to touch a life of a child and their parents. Take it from an experienced former foster parent, fostering provides a rewarding opportunity like none youve ever experienced. Find out how you can become a foster pare nt by calling FSS at 225-5347. Lee Kaywork is the chief executive officer of F amily Support Services of North Florida (FSSe, adoption and family preservation in Nassau and Duval counties. FSS sees firsthand and understands the challenges of child safety, parenting and family dynamics, and works with the community to keep children safe. You can reach him at: L firstname.lastname@example.org. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HOW TO WRITE US Letters must include writers name (printed and signature), address and telephone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. 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COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER12, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8AA lovely lady turns 99 years oldAloving son tells his mother's life history with lots of love as she celebrates her 99th birthday. This dearly beloved Fernandina Beach resident turned 99 T uesday. A very sweet, lovely, radiant lady with warmth, good nature, charm and class has deep roots in Fernandina Beach and St. Marys, Ga., where she was born. Mother Estelle Griffin is part of the Delaney clan. Her mother was Essie Delaney Clark, first cousin to Emma B. Delaney, the first African-American female to Africa from First Missionary Baptist Church in Fernandina. Her great-grandfather was Thomas Sterling Delaney, who settled in Fernandina Beach also in St. Marys after slavery and became the registrar of voters here during reconstruction. Being raised in St. Marys by her parents, she would often visit Fernandina Beach to live with her aunt, Sarah Nobles, who was very active at Macedonia AME Church. She also attended Peck High School for a while and remembers walking from Beech Street to Old Town and back with her aunt, servicing insurance customers. Her husband and childhood sweetheart was Theodore Griffin of St. Marys. In 1939 they migrated north to Closter, N.J., where they raised four children as they lived on and maintained the country estate of a New York businessman for 45 years. Upon the death of her husband in 1991, Mother Estelle returned to Fernandina Beach along with her daughter, Delores Covington. She enjoyed needlepoint, eating ice cream cones and loves flowers. She doesn't know where the 99 years went but she now tolerates the physical discomforts and complications of aging. She lives with the pleasant memories of those she loves and once loved in St. Marys, Fernandina Beach and New Jersey. She can no longer attend but is a member of historic Macedonia AME Church, and is so thankful to God for the beautiful, fruitful and fulfilling life she continues to live. Happy Birthday to a lovely lady. I thank God for you and will forever love you. Your son, Ted Griffin. The family of the late Ernest Samuels thanks you, their family and friends, for all acts of kindness shown to them during their hours of bereavement and ask God to continue to bless you. Birthday wishes to Sis. Renee Bolden, Cecil Brown, Theo Hammond, Kajah Clayton, Siebert Hooper, Michael Mitchell, Martyna Baker and India Rainey. NOW AND THENM aybelle Ki rkland Deadline for wedding information and photos is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication Friday. Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 for information. Ron AndersonBUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904) 261-6821 F AMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6 Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Baile y Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hw y 1, Callahan, FL S teve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStr eet Fe r nandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d ' s s H H o o u u s s e e THISSPACEAVAILABLE. CALL261-3696 AND ASKFORANAD-VISOR TO PUTTHISSPACETO WORKFORYOU. SUBSCRIBETODAY! f bnewsleader.com I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.William Penn Ultimately, there are only two basic motives which animate us, kindness or cruelty. On the side of kindness is everything that unites and uplifts us: the kind or encouraging word, the helping or healing hand, the invitation to join the group and to be a part of the great family of God. On the side of cruelty is everything that divides and debases: the mean or cutting remark, the discouraging word, the clenched fist and the hand which pushes away, the barrier to inclusion which says you aren't welcome here. There is love and there is strife. Love unites; strife divides. Love is kind; strife is cruel. There is no third option here. You cannot be indifferent to the choice between kindness and cruelty.Weshould pray that we steadfastly choose to be on the side of kindness.Christopher Simon Kindness or Cruelty Mr. Schmidt, Miss IhrigI I h h r r i i g g S S c c h h m m i i d d t tJennifer Marie Ihrig and Glaucio (Pew) Schmidt are pleased to announce their re cent engagement. Jenni is a 2006 graduate of T owns County (Ga.) High School. In December 2013 she completed an associate of arts degree with high honors from Florida State College at Jacksonville. She is currently working towards her bachelor's degree. Jennifer is employed as a senior support specialist at Florida State College. She also serves assisting the leadership team and U30 ministry at The Journey Church in Fernandina Beach, where she attends. Her parents are Monti and Maggie Ihrig of Florida and Leon and Adelle Arrowood of Hiawassee, Ga. Pew graduated high school in 1996 from EE Capitan Deolindo de Oliveira Santos in Ubatuba-SP, Brazil. Afterwards he went on to study industrial design in Cruzeiro-SP, Brazil. He is employed as a foreman for ACE Painting & Maintenance. He has acquired E&F soccer coaching licenses from the Florida Youth Soccer Association with which he coaches a U11 select soccer team. WEDDING ENGAGEMENT As an accomplished musician, Pew enjoys playing the guitar with the worship team at The Journey Church in Fernandina Beach. He also loves to play guitar with his 10-year-old son, Kevin, who plays the drums. Kevin began playing the drums at 18 months old. Pew's parents are Gilberto and Janete Schmidt. Pew and Jenni both love the beautiful beaches of Florida and are planning to exchange vows at their beach ceremony in the fall. The couple will continue to work and reside in Fernandina Beach. Fr ank named outstanding ETSU alumnusW illiam P. Frank of Fernandina Beach was honored with East Tennessee State University held its National Alumni Association awards banquet and annual meeting May 9, 2014. A member of the Class of 1965, Frank was named an outstanding alumnus at the banquet. Frank credits his ETSU education as the foundation of his business success. "It has given me the tools and training to experience varied opportunities from military combat to international business and those challenges have made all the difference," he said. Frank recalls with great pride his time at ETSU and, whenever possible, he attended many ETSUevents in Atlanta, Miami, Jacksonville and Winston-Salem, N.C., and Johnson City, Tenn. He graduated from Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., and entered ETSU in the fall of 1960. He majored in merchandise management. Frank served as president of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Inter-Fraternity Council. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity and Scabbard and Blade honorary ROTC fraternity, as well as participating in the ROTC flight program. Frank loved the school so much, he talked his brother Jim into attending ETSU; he earned a master's degree in mathematics. After graduation, Frank entered the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant and attended the infantry officer course and airborne training at Fort Benning, Ga. He spent the next eight months attending helicopter flight school. After training, Frank was assigned to the 334th Armed Helicopter Company in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. Serving as a fire team leader of 2-3 armed helicopters, he was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor, 18 Air Medals and two Army Accommodation Medals for V alor. He was then assigned as an instrument instructor pilot at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. He continued his military service as a captain in the Florida National Guard. Upon leaving the Army, Frank moved to Jacksonville, where he joined the May Company to utilize his degree in merchandising as a buyer of men's clothing and shoes. He was offered a sales position and began his 12year career with the IBM Corporation. He worked in Jacksonville for six years and moved to Winston-Salem, N.C., to serve as the account executive for Wake Forest University. In the first six months in Winston-Salem, he and his partner closed the largest order in the branch at that time. While at IBM, he won several national and regional sales awards. He was appointed to the Alumni Board of Directors at Hargrave Military Academy, served as president of his church's parish council and was elected president of the local IBM club. Frank was managing director for the Wang Lads distributor in the Bahamas and Cayman Islands. During his two-year tenure there, he gained international experience dealing with large financial institutions and diverse cultures from all over the world. He was involved in many community activities with the Rotary Club of Nassau. Upon his return to the U.S., he became the branch manager for Wang Labs in western North and South Carolina. He was promoted to district manager in Tampa, where he managed five branch offices and 250 people. He relocated to Atlanta, where he was the regional marketing manager for W ang's southern region. This gave him an opportunity to work with customers and associates from Washington, D.C., to Miami to New Orleans. W ith the experience at W ang, Frank began his 20year career as a sales and leadership consultant in Atlanta. His clients included IBM, SAP, Microsoft, British T elecom, AT&T, HP, Cisco Systems and Dell Computers. Frank was elected to Who's Who in America gained membership in the Georgia's Speakers Bureau, and Optimist Club and T oastmasters. Frank is active in the Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association. He and his wife, Jean, are strong supporters of all athletic programs. They are still ardent supporters of ETSU athletic events, including basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, soccer, softball and volleyball, and have followed them all over the country. Frank and his wife have been recognized as silver members of the ETSU Distinguished President Tr ust. Since relocating to Amelia Island, Frank has become involved in several community organizations. He has served as president of the board of directors of the Nassau County mental health board, Starting Point Behavioral Health. He also has served on the Amelia Room board of directors and is the chairman of the health ministry team at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Fernandina BEach. W ith four children, seven grandchildren and one greatgranddaughter, the Jean and Bill Frank are kept busy with their work and visiting family but have always made time for ETSU. SUBMITTEDW illiam P. Frank, outstanding alumnus at East T ennessee State University. SUBMITTEDGuest speaker Vonda Jordan, left, receives a certificate of appreciation from Julie Barcus, president of the Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the American Business W omen's Association, at its dinner meeting Aug. 21. ABWA members embrace mentoringThe Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) met for its monthly dinner meeting on Aug. 21. After opening the meeting, chapter President Julianna Barcus welcomed the evening's guest speaker, V onda Jordan. Jordan is a business integration professional employed with Florida Blue. Jordan resides in Callahan, is married and a mom of two teenage daughters. A major focus of the monthly ABWA dinners is to offer educational and professional development to members and guests. Jordan presented on the topic of "ABWA, The Importance of Mentoring." The word mentor, at its root, means "trusted advisor or friend." Many forms of mentoring are recognized, whether the relationship is in person or virtual. The mentoring relationship is a two-way dynamic. Jordan explained the multiple benefits to one who has a mentor, and to one whom is a mentor. Professional benefits one may reap from this relationship include skill development, career advisement and career exposure, building expertise in one's field or profession, and networking. Mentors and mentees both find rewarding traits of building self-awareness, increasing perspective and providing a safe environment to nurture and nourish discussion and idea generation. Jordan encourages all professional women to enlist in the relationship of mentorship. Completing her presentation, Jordan noted the steps involved to establish a successful mentorship experience. Setting a schedule and commitment to maintaining that schedule are key in growth of the mentoring relationship, as well as having an open, two-way dialogue. The Eight Flags Chapter of ABWA thanks Jordan for sharing her time and expertise. The Eight Flags ABWA is open for membership to all Nassau County women. It invites women to attend one of the monthly dinner meetings, held the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. Networking is from 6-6:30 p.m. Reservations are r equired, with a $16 fee. To reserve your seat for dinner, or if you would like more information about the benefits of becoming a member of Eight Flags ABWA, contact Membership Chairwoman Monica Hayes at 624-0949. Also visit www.eightflagsabwa.com, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/8flagsabwa or email eightflags_ email@example.com. Sign up for library card and unlock world of adventureV isit your local branch of the Nassau County Library System and sign up for your free library card. A library card unlocks a world of adventure, giving everyone access to books, e-books, music, movies, computers, genealogy resources, 52 online databases covering a wide variety of topics, practice tests, career information, r esume examples, e-government r esources, interlibrary loan services and fun programs for children and adults. For information visit the library's website at www.nassaureads.com or any library branch: Bryceville, 7280 Motes Road Callahan, 450077 SR 200, Suite 15 Fernandina Beach, 25 N. Fourth St. Hilliard, 15821 CR 108 Yulee branch, FSCJ/Nassau Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd.
i ng the future. C ompleting her degree in Chicago in June was a major achievement for the dedicated student. She kept in touch with her mother daily and her family was able to be there on her big day W hen Gilber t completed h er internship the first week i n August, no one said goodbye at her farewell day. The only person who was supposed to speak was Shawn, but other people kept s aying, Can I say something, t oo? They made me cupcakes and said they love my work ethic, they loved me while I was ther e and they want me to come back. Looking back over these past few years and all thes tr uggles she and her family h ave endured, Gilbert says it w as her faith that brought her through. Never give up on your dr eams, no matter how big they may be. I have been t aught growing up as a child t hat with God nothing is impossible. Im now living it. All of these great accomplishments can be achieved by anyone who stays focused, keeps God first and continues to be faithful over the little t hings. This is just the beginn ing! said Gilbert. Im excited to see the next thing God has in store for me. As for now Ill just continue to be thankful, grateful, obedient and enjoy the journey t ype@f bne w sleader com CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 NEWS News-Leader 1998 S.Fletcher Ave. FREE WiFi Hotspot 277-6652 www.SlidersSeaside.comLIVE MUSIC 7 NIGHTSAWEEK LateNight HappyHourFriday Nights 9 pm-1am INVITATION TO BIDThe City of Fernandina Beach will receive sealed competitiveBids for requirements of the following until no later than 2:00 pm, October 24th,2014. BID # 14-23 ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION MARINA WELCOME CENTER DECK Bid Documents and Specifications are available to download from the City of Fernandina Beach website, www .fbfl.us/bids .Questions regarding bid can be directed in writing to Marshall McCrary, Deputy City Manager,at dmccr ar firstname.lastname@example.org g .CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH 204 ASH STREET FERNANDINA BEACH,FL 32034 WHERE: Grace Community Church 96038 Lofton SquareCourt (next to Winn Dixie)Yulee, Florida 32097 (904 WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2014; 9:00-4:00 WHAT: Session1: Why are We Here? Why Its So Hard To Share Our Faith With Others. Session 2: Using Your Hand To Share The Gospel Session 3: Overcoming The Fear of Witnessing Session 4: Finding People Who Are Open Session 5: Sharing The Gospel With Stories Session 6: Leading in Commitment Session 7: Developing A Love For The Lost Session 8 : Developing an Ongoing Gospel Ministry Ron & Lynn LesterTrainers$ $ 1 1 5 5 P P e e r r P P e e r r s s o o n n(Sponsorship availableBE THERE DONT MISSIT! INVITATION TO BIDThe City of Fernandina Beach will receive sealed c ompetitiveBids for requirements of the following until no later than 2:00 pm, O ctober 10th, 2014. B ID # 14-22 MONOCRYSTALLINE SOLAR MODULES Bid Documents and Specifications are available to download from the City of Fernandina Beach w ebsite, www fbfl.us/bids Questions regarding bid can be directed in writing to Marshall McCrary, D eputy City Manager, at dmccr a r y @fbfl.or g .CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH 204 ASH STREET FERNANDINA BEACH,FL 32034 W hy be near, when you 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 T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y Live music on deck 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 Stroke survivor stays focused Chloe Gilbert displays her joy after graduating from Keller Graduate School of M anagement following a stroke at age 26, right. Gilbert, third from left above, with fellow interns and McDonalds CEO Don Thompson. Gilbert, left, says remembering her fathers admonition to stay focused brought her through t ough times: All of t hese great accomp lishments can be a chieved by anyone w ho stays focused, keeps God first and continues to be faithful over the little things. HEATHER A. PERRY NEWS-LEADER H EATHER A. PERRY News-Leader C hloe Gilbert enjoys the simple things in life like sitting on the couch watching TV with her mother, Cynthia, going to church and spending t ime with her family. These small joys became e ven more meaningful after she suffered a stroke at only 26, and her family went through a series of major health challenges, including the loss of their beloved father. I n 2006, her mother had a double kidney transplant, r eceiving one kidney from a donor and one from her daughter Ebony. This was a very challenging time for me (because around this time I was diagnosed with diabetes. So it was a lmost like an eye opener to say that if I dont properly m anage my health Ill be in these shoes. Gilbert remembers coming home from work/school o r leaving out and seeing her m other in so much pain. It was like I was seeing her decline daily. Going to dialysis, not having an appetite, this was rough to witness. Thr ough it all, her father Charles was by his wifes side,e ncouraging her and assuring h er they would get thr ough it. All I could do was pray recalls Gilbert. Following this ordeal, Charles Gilbert, who was the first African-American postman in Fer nandina Beach, w as diagnosed with leukemia. H e passed away last October He was our r o ck, said his wife. So it was ver y har d on all of us. In addition to dealing with her diabetes, Gilbert also deals with a side ef fect, peripheral neuropathy that causes weakness and pain in her feet and legs. T he 2004 Fer n andina Beach High graduate and 2011 FAMU grad was working on her masters degree from Keller Graduate School of Management in Jacksonville when life placed a major stumbling block in her path, a str oke. I had Bell s Palsy in high school, so I thought it was just that coming back again. But after an examination at the local hospital, she was transpor ted to Baptist downtown where she was advised shed had a stroke. The str oke af fected me in a major way. I experienced total right side weakness that caused me not to be able to walk. My face twisted, I had to be on a puree diet, it was horrible, recalled Gilbert. Forced to abandon pursuit of her master s degr e e, G ilbert instead concentrated o n regaining her health. During a follow-up appoint ment in January 2013, she was told shed have to be readmitted because something was still wrong. I was there for weeks, until the end of the month. It was stop and start trying to resume her studies at Keller because just when she thought shed be able to get back to it, she ended up having to stop again. It was a relief when she could finally walk and had her strength and health back to the point where she could resume her studies without interruption. She credits her familys l ove and support with helping her get back on her feet, and t he compassion and understanding of her professors. My professors said I should just take the time I need. But life wasnt through tossing curve balls her way. T he next one was a good one, however. H aving worked at McDonalds during high s chool and after college, Gilbert had applied for an internship. It was at this time she was informed she was in the running and would be part icipating in a phone interview. Evidently the answers s he gave impressed the eight people involved because the n ext thing she knew, she was preparing to drive to Chicago in May. She discussed the opportunity with her professors at Keller who said it wouldnt be a problem: theyd simply transfer her to the Chicago location and she could finish her final class and graduate from there. The process for being c hosen for an internship with M cDonalds is pretty intense. When I got there, my supervisor informed me I was chosen because of my humble spirit and the willingness to learn new concepts, said Gilber t, adding that she felt like as ponge ready to soak up new k nowledge. At first I was just really excited! The closer it got to the time for me to leave, I got nervous. I kept thinking, I know absolutely no one in Chicago. Wher e will I live? How will I afford to get up ther W orst of all was the e xtended time away from her m other with whom she is very close. But then my mother r eminded me that God was pr eparing me for something greater, to enjoy the experience and be thankful. G ilbert said she used to t hink about what her late f ather would say. He would more than likely just say, Stay focused. That simple phrase has br ought me thr ough many obstacles. Beginning her internship as the only inter n fr om F lorida in May, Gilbert w orked in the Information T echnology Restaurants Department for the Global Quality Management ServicesT eam at McDonald s helping develop software for new technologies. She met Don Thompson, pr esident and CEO of McDonald s and has high praise for her mentor, Shawn Murphy. Shawn has taught me a new perspective on how to look at life in general. She is definitely someone I will never forget. Im honored to have been under such dynamic super vision. Gilbert said she was often called upon for input because she has the perspective of having worked her way up from behind the counter to shift manager at McDonald s. I felt very privileged and honored when I was at McDonald s corporate because they would pull me in and ask me what I would think about something. I never thought in a million years that I would actually be working on softwar e and see SUBMITTED
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER12, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A The Yulee Middle School football team collected another win Tuesday, defeating Callahan 44-6 at Hornet Field. Y ulee led 12-0 at halftime. Callahan answered, scoring on the first drive of the third quarter. "Our defense made a couple big stops at the end of the third quarter to keep us ahead,"said Shaun Forbes, head football coach at YMS. Y ulee scored four touchdowns in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. Maurice Moore rushed for 159 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Antwuan Alexander had 172 yards and two TDs. Jordan Richo and Chase Crider each scored for the Hornets, who boasted 394 rushing yards on the night. "I was pleased the way the boys played, especially the defense in the second half," Forbes said. "They really stepped it up a notch or two. With the win, we came one step closer to one of our goals for this year, which is to win the county championship." The Hornets travel to Fernandina Beach Tuesday. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. at Pirate Field. It's a bye week for the FBMS Pirates. The 2-0 Yulee High School football team, with wins over Fernandina Beach and Potter's House is idle this week. Following a bye week, the YHS Hornets dive into district play. They travel to Westside, formerly Nathan B. Forrest High, Sept. 19. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. W estside is the first of seven straight district opponents for Yulee Wolfson, Paxon, Ribault, Baker County, Bishop Kenny and Stanton. Fernandina Beach High School, coming off a 14-12 defeat at Nease last week, hosts Hilliard's Flashes tonight in the home opener. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Pirate Field. It's the first of three consecutive home games for the Pirates; Episcopal visits Sept. 19 and Menendez Sept. 26. Martial arts expert Dan Kelly will teach area residents "how to protect themselves, become better prepared, not become a victim, and how to escape from arm grips and choke holds," at a special selfdefense workshop Oct. 4 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Kelly served with the U.S. Marshall Service, was an Air Force security specialist, has a black belt in Aikido martial arts and has led self-defense classes for more than two decades. He has scheduled this special workshop as a benefit for the Fernandina Beach Library expansion and r enovation that will be completed next spring. T ickets are available for a donation of $20 or more to Friends of the Library. Kelly is donating his expertise and 100 percent of the proceeds will help purchase library furniture and equipment. According to Susan Stanley, director of the Bryceville public library which sponsored a workshop last year, "The workshop is great and suitable for everybody, r egardless of prior experience or physical condition. I'm sure every attendee took away a valuable lesson or tip that may save a life." Student Artie Lynworth helped organize the program and will assist participants during the workshop. Lynworth and his wife, Margy, are avid library supporters. "We are proud to have such an excellent library and staff in our community and thrilled to be part of the expansion project. All of the self-defense event donations go directly to the library expansion. It's a great way to help the library and to help keep yourself and your loved ones safe," Lynworth says. All residents 14 years old and older are encouraged to attend. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the recreation center. Class size is limited to the first 50 participants who sign up at the library with their donation of $20 or more. If there is sufficient interest, a second workshop may be added. For tickets and information, visit the Fernandina Beach public library, 25 N. Fourth St., or call 277-7365. S CHOLARSHIPS AWARDED Louis Griffin, above right, a 2014 graduate of Fernandina Beach High School, received an athletic scholarship to play baseball at Asbury University in Wilmbre, Ky. Griffin, son of Robert and Angie Griffin, is pictured with Asbury Head Coach Manny Cervantes. Amelia Lodge awarded an inaugural $1,000 college scholarship to a Yulee High School student who applied and was selected by the Lodge Scholarship Committee. The 2014 selectee and first Yulee High School Amelia Lodge #47 scholarship r ecipient is Samantha Talmon, left with Ed W oodby, junior warden of Amelia Lodge. T almon is attending Florida Atlantic University, studying pre-nursing. The 2014 Fernandina Beach High School recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship is Danielle Leeper, who is attending Flagler University and studying biological sciences.SUBMITTED PHOTOSChili'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 r equested by Sept. 14. Contact Chili's Yulee manager Steve Gibson at 225-8666. Also, on Sept. 22 all Chili's r estaurants around the world will donate all their profits to St. Jude Children's Hospital.T T w w o o b b e e s s t t b b a a l l l l f f o o r r l l a a d d i i e e s sT wo best ball of four on team was the game Tuesday for the Fernandina Beach W omen's Golf Association. T wenty-five ladies enjoyed the south and west courses in this team match. First-place team consisted of Nancy Meadows, B.J. Murphy, Terri Wright and Jennette Thomas with a 131. W ith a 133, second-place team included Vicki Galpin, Helen Hirsch, Carol Molumphy and Sue Lopiano as the blind draw for the team. Mary Poole, Jean Taylor, JaVene Lamb with Helen Hirsch as the blind draw took third with a total 138. Next week's game is low gross/net and, Queen of T ees, bring your game.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 yThe fourth annual Starting Point Golf Tournament, which raises funds to support substance abuse and mental health programs for Nassau County children, 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 recognition. 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. G OLF NEWSPlay golf for St. Jude on MondaySe lf-defense wor kshop for librarys renovation GRIDIRON ACTIONSUBMITTED PHOTOSJordan Richo was airborne Tuesday night when the Yulee Middle School football team hosted Callahan. Teammates Maurice Moore and Antwuan Alexander in action, below. YMS Hornets wallop Callahan in 44-6 routHigh school Hornets are idle; FBHS Pi ra te s host Hilliard Flashes tonight
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader YULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Sept. 19at Forrest*7:00 Sept. 26WOLFSON*7:00 Oct. 3 P AXON* (HC7:00 Oct. 10at Ribault*7:00 Oct. 17at Baker County*7:00 Oct. 24BISHOPKENNY* (SR7:00 Oct. 30 at Stanton* 7:00 Nov. 7at West Nassau7:30 *District YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior V arsity Football Sept. 18FERNANDINA6:00 Oct. 2at Camden (ninth gr.)5:00 Oct. 9 BAKER COUNTY 6:00 Oct. 16BISHOPKENNY6:00 Oct. 23at Fernandina Beach6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Varsity Football Sept. 12 HILLIARD7:00 Sept. 19EPISCOPAL7:00 Sept. 26 MENENDEZ 7:00 Oct. 3at Fort White*7:30 Oct. 10WESTNASSAU(HC7:00 Oct. 17 at T aylor County* 7:30 Oct. 31MADISON*7:00 *District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior V arsity Football Sept. 18 at Yulee6:00 Sept. 25at Menendez6:00 Oct. 2BOLLES6:00 Oct. 8 at West Nassau6:00 Oct. 16at Hilliard6:00 Oct. 23 YULEE 6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Volleyball Sept. 12-13 at Orlando tourney Sept. 16at Ribault*5:30/6:30 Sept. 18 at Fletcher 5:30/6:30 Sept. 23YULEE*5:30/6:30 Sept. 25at Orange Park5:30/6:30 Sept. 30 JACKSON* 5:30/6:30 Oct. 1at Mandarin5:30/6:30 Oct. 3-4 at Bolles tourney Oct. 7BOLLES5:30/6:30 Oct. 9 at 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. 20 at UF Mountain Dew Open Sept. 27at Alligator Lake Open8:00 Oct. 4at Mustang Invitational7:30 Oct. 9Nassau County4:30 Oct. 18 AMELIAINVITATIONAL8:00 Oct. 22District 3-2A Nov 6 Region 1-2 at Pensacola Nov. 15State 2Aat Tallahassee FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Sept. 16 YULEE 6:00 Sept. 23at Callahan5:00 Sept. 30Open Oct. 7 BAKER COUNTY(HC6:00 Oct. 14 at Episcopal 6:00 Oct. 22at Bolles5:00 YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Sept. 16 at Fernandina Beach 6:00 Sept. 23at Charlton County5:00 Sept. 30TRINITYMIDDLE6:00 Oct. 7 BOLLES MIDDLE 6:00 Oct. 21at Callahan5:00 2014 SCHEDULES S PORTS SHORTS S S h h e e r r i i f f f f s s S S h h o o o o t t o o u u t t T he Nassau County Sheriffs Office and NCSO Charities are sponsoring the second a nnual Sheriffs Shootout sporting clay tournament Nov.7 at Amelia Shotgun Sports in Y ulee. Registration starts at 9 a.m.; shooting begins at 10 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch. All participants will receive a hat and T-shirt. T est your shooting skills against Sheriff Bill Leeper, fellow law enforcement officers and a rea leaders while helping raise money for NCSO Charities to benefit the community. F orm a four-person team for $500 or a two-person team for $300. Sponsorships are available. For information or to sign up, contact Larry Boatwright at 548-4027 or email at l email@example.com. S S i i g g n n u u p p f f o o r r Y Y B B A A h h o o o o p p s s The Yulee Basketball Association registrat ion for the 2014-15 season is now open. For information and to register visit w ww.YuleeBasketball. org. All athletes must register online no later than Nov. 7. Amandatory tryout/skills assessment is Nov. 9 (10U 1-3 p.m.12U 2-4 p.m. (15U 3-5 p.m. o mmended as the number of athletes for tryouts and participation in the YBAis limited. C oaches and volunteers are needed. Contact YuleeBasketball@gmail.com. Y Y u u l l e e e e L L i i t t t t l l e e L L e e a a g g u u e e Yulee Little League will hold its annual board meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 in the gymnasium of the Yulee Sports Complex, G oodbread Road. S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s s The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the f irst Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (9041 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visitw ww.ameliaislandsailing.org. R R u u n n w w a a y y R R a a l l l l y y The Ben Byrns Foundation invites all runners and walkers to the third annual Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally Fundraiser.P articipants can run or walk the 5K Challenge o r the one-mile Fun Run. R egister now for the Sept. 27 event. Start time is 8 a.m. on the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport runways and taxiways. The 5K registration fee is $25/$30; one-mile Fun Run fee for all children ages 10 and under is $15. This year everyone will be timed with an i ndividual My LapsTiming Chip. Register o nline/in-store at www.1stplacesports.com, o nline at www benbyrns.com under events tab or with paper registration at Current Running, 815 S. Eighth Street, Fernandina Beach. The funds generated from this years race will support local organizations that provide programs for youth to help develop a sense ofs elf esteem and the ability to make better c hoices in their lives regarding drug use. Visit www.BenByrns.com for information o n the foundations mission and work with community organizations. T he Ben Byrns Foundation is challenging all middle and high schools to see which one can bring the most students and faculty to the rally. All students and faculty must be registered with a signed registration form by Sept. 1 5 and collected by each school. These packets with registration forms will be collected byN ACDAC representatives for each school and brought back to their office Sept. 15. The B en Byrns Foundation will prepare race packets to be picked up the morning of the race. All student and faculty entry forms will be submitted without race entry fee. Student and faculty fees are waived. These will be paidc ourtesy of Rick and Hollie Keffer. There will be a $5 discount for parents of registered stud ents. Acheck for $500 courtesy of Rick and Hollie Keffer will be presented to the winning school. U U p p w w a a r r d d B B a a s s k k e e t t b b a a l l l l Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Registration at First Baptist Fernandina is now open for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is not only fun for children but a great fit for famil ies. The programs conveniently fit into a familys busy schedule with no travel teams and just a one-hour practice and one-hour game each week. Coaches use practices and games to teach and build basketball skills while making sure the kids have fun. Kids will also learn teamwork and build self-esteem in the basketball leagues and kids basketball camps, making for a positive sports experience. Cheerleading is becoming more popular t hroughout North America and the Upward c heerleading programs strive to teach the b asics in a fun environment. This foundation in cheerleading will help kids cheer successfully at the next level. Each coach will make fun a priority as they teach kids cheerleading skills to each child on the squad and, since there are no tryouts, every child will have the chance to bring thec rowd to their feet. Busy families can even take part in the c heerleading programs because games and p ractices are one hour each per week. D eadline for registration is Nov. 22. This year, basketball shorts and cheerleading mock turtlenecks are included at no additional cost. Early registration (before Oct. 30 After Oct. 30, the fee is $90. First Baptist, Fernandina is located at 1600 S. Eighth St. V isit http://Upward. F BFirst.com or drop by the church of fice dur i ng regular business hours and pick up a regi stration form. B B a a s s s s m m a a s s t t e e r r s s m m e e e e t t Nassau Bassmasters, associated with the F lorida Bass Federation, the Bass Federation a nd the FLW, meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Pig Bar-B-Que restaurant in Callahan at 7 p.m. Membership into the club is open to anyone 16 and older Call Bob Schlag at (912Aaron Bell at (904Tim McCoy at 261-3735 in Fernandina Beach for information. T INY TIGERS T igers promoting to white/yellow stripe, Fiona Allfrey, Connor McBeth, Alexandra C hester, Gage Bickel and Ryen Hanson; promoting to white/green stripe, Koben C hestnut, Sophia Mor r issey Ty Tyson, Nicholas Todd and Grayton Dover; promoting to white/blue stripe, Daniel Kennedy, Lilly Hilliker, Benjamin Adams, Dean Rathmann and Gabrielle Gillespie; promoting to white/brown stripe, Brandon Fallon; promoting to white/r ed stripe, Nicholas Mar tino and Ethan Cacciator e ; pr omoting to white/orange stripe, Luke Gray SUBMITTED PHOTOS Paks Karate Academy of Fernandina Beach held its quarterly Tiny Tiger and Tiger belt promotions on Sept. 5 at the facility in Fernandina Beach. Students were quizzed o n their monthly life skills and safety topics as well as their self-defense techniques and broke a board with a side kick. Tiny Tigers and Tigers are pictured with Master Bryan Peeples and black belts from the Fernandina Beach school. Tiny Tigers promoti ng to white/yellow tip, Avery Hilliker and Trevor Courtney; promoting to white/blue t ip, Owen Bietenholz; promoting to white/brown tip, Paul Duffy, Nicholas Fallon, A ubrey Alexander, Pierce Alexander; and promoting to white/red tip, Logan Morse. RECREATION ROUNDUP FERNANDINABEACH PARKS & RECREATION D EP AR TMENT Recreation Roundup YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRA TION through Oct. 3. Register at the Atlantic Center. Four age groups offered: 8U (6-8 (9-10) co-ed; 12U (11-12) separate boys and girls divi sions; and 14U (13-14 rate boys and girls divisions. Player evaluations are Oct. 13-14 at Peck Gym. Player draft is Oct. 15 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center Auditorium. Practices begin week of Oct. 20; season begins week of Nov. 10. Games on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings at Peck Gym. Six-game regular season tournament in each division. Registration fees are $45 city residents, $55 non-city ($5 discount for additional sibl ing) and due Oct. 3. Copies of birth certificates required. Volunteer coaches needed. For information, contact Jay Robertson at 310-3361 or email@example.com. OPEN ADULTVOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-9 p.m. $2/day city resident, $5 noncity. YOUTH VOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym T uesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. for school and club teams. Players must have adult coach or adult supervision. Call at least 24 hours in advance: 310-3353. $2/day city resident, $5 non-city. OPEN INDOOR SOCCER at Peck Gym W ednesdays from 6-8 p.m., $2 city residents, $5 non-city.
1 2A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK PHOTOS BY MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER The American Beach Museum held its grand opening Satur day top. The inaugural e xhibit is titled The Sands of T ime: An American Beach Stor y and it of fers a p oignant tribute to the people who settled the community. The museum is located i nside the American Beach Community Center on the south end of Amelia Island. Kathy and Tom Washburn view the exhibits at the museum Saturday, above. B etsch was a noted opera singer in Europe and the greatgranddaughter of A.L. Lewis. Alexander called Betsch her dearest friend and spiritual mother The museum featur es a special video and display devoted to Beach Lady and iti ncludes a lock of her hair Beach Lady kept it long, twist ed and piled her locks high above her head, the excess fitting into a suitcase she carried with her. The exhibit also includes photographs as well as information about how the commu nity was designed, and how the streets were named. This brings tears to my eyes, said Fernandina Beach resident Kathy Washburn, one of the first visitors to tour the museum. This is the histor y we dont get in school but this is the histor y that we need to hear. Im happy this story is getting out there. e had the pleasure of meeting the Beach Lady She never took no for an answer and shed be smiling now, said her husband T om W ashbur n. This is amazing. The opening cer emony lasted about an hour and was held on the buildings front porch where the color orange was on pr ominent display including balloons and flowers. Organizers said orange was the color of the r ope segregationists used to racially divide swimming ar eas at the beach and that was information the Beach Lady shared in her stories. The walls in the museum ar e a deep autumnal orange. Alexander literally wore the color fr om head to toe. Her top and pants were orange and her toenails sported a bright orange polish. During opening remarks, Alexander also talked about Betsch s connection to the Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island. Anna Madgigine Jai, a young W est African slave from Senegal, married Zephaniah Kingsley and became a plantation manager herself after he freed her from slavery. The Beach Lady was a descendant. Many descendants participated in the museum opening. Some came fr om Paris, France to attend. Peri Frances, 42, came from Atlanta. There are six generations between me and the womanf rom Senegal, said Frances, who was also the Beach Ladys niece. My father was MaV ynees baby brother Frances, who plans educational and r ecr eational travel vacations for a living, said she has brought school groups fr om Atlanta to visit American B each. This ar ea is impor tant for American histor y not just African American history, said Frances. The county commission declar ed Sept. 5 to be Beach Lady Day and Commissioner Steve Kelley r ead the two-page or dinance to the crowd. U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown from Jacksonville also spoke at the event. Rangers from the U.S. Park Service attended the event. That s because the NaNa sand dune so named by Betsch at American Beach is par t of the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve. Park Superintendent Barbara Goodman said the depar t ment offers security as well as educational programs. Goodman worked with local or gan izers to help open the museum and was publicly thanked for her effort. In an interview after the ceremony she encouraged people to visit the American Beach Museum. e encourage everyone to learn about local history, said Goodman. Ther e is a vibrant story here and we want people to come out, take the tours and understand this areas role in American history. While the museum is not part of the park service, Goodman said it is involved in community outr each. Volunteers will staff the American Beach Museum. The hours of operation are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Private tours ar e by appoint ment. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for chil dren ages 6 to 17. There is no charge for children age 5 and under. The American Beach Museum is located at 1600 Julia St. on Amelia Island. For infor mation call 510-7036 or visit www .americanbeachmuse um.or g. firstname.lastname@example.org MUSEUM Continued fr om 1A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 NEWS News-Leader
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B CUPCAKES & CANVASES W omen of Power Inc. will host Cupcakes and Canvases, a fun-filled auction event featurin g e xquisit e p aintin gs donated by prominent local artists, along with designer purses and many other items of v alue. Cupcakes and Canvases is from 5-7 p.m. tonight at Cedar Ha ven Transitional House for women, located at 900 Cedar St., Fernandina B each. All proceeds will benefit Cedar Haven. For additional information c ont a ct V alerie Baker at 635-8789 or LaVerne Mitchell at 699-7477. AFTERNOON TEA J oin the Amelia Community Theatre Guild for an elegant afternoon of tea and delicacies on Sept. 17 from 4-6 p.m. in the mains t ag e lobb y, 207 Cedar St. Guests are welcome and admission is free. Seating is limited. Reservey our seat b y calling the box office at 261-6749. The Guild was founded to support and promot e Amelia Community Theatre and activities include ushering, providing and serving refreshments, hos tin g openin g night p arties and fundraising events. If you are interested in joining the Guild, fill out one of the blue membership forms located in the theater lobby or download it fr om www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org. Annual membership is $10. ISLAND TALES STORYTELLING SLAM Five area storytellers will compete for the title of Island Tales Story Champion Sept. 19 at St. P e t ers Episcopal Church. V ot e with ca sh for your favorite stories and help purchase furniture and equipment for the new Fernandina Beach library. Competing will be: Arlene Filkoff; Ron Kurtz; Capt K e vin McCarthy; Abel Rae; and Yvette Thomas. Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., who teaches storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University, will ser ve a s ma s t er of ceremonie s. The program will follow a ticketed reception at 5:30 p.m. with island-themed delights from Lulus, a generous pour by Wines by Steve and cash bar. The storytellers take the stage at 7 p.m. Buy vote tickets the night of the event. Adv ance tick e ts are $50 at the libr ary, 25 N. Fourth St.; Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St.; and at fernandinaFOL.org. A limited number of free tickets for the program only are a vailable at the library. PASTA FOR PAWS The Nassau Humane Societys Pasta for Paws spaghetti supper is Sept. 20 fr om 4:30-7:30 p .m. at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. The annual e vent alw a y s f ea ture s great food and is one of the most important fundraisers for the Humane Society. Dinner features spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert for $14. Its free for children age 6 and younger, and $10 for kids age 7 -10. A lso enjo y a wide variety of homemade desserts, with extra desserts for $2 each. Take-out is available and there will be live music and a silent auction. Tickets are available at the NHS Second Chance resale store, 1002 South 14th St., the NHS Dog Park, 641 Airport Road, online at NassauHumaneSociety.com, and at the door. A RTRAGEOUS A RTWALK S ATURDAY DOWNTOWN PAGE 4B PHOTO BY DAVID BURGHARDT/ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY Amelia Community Theatre presents the iconic Hair, the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, opening Sept. 19 on the main stage at 207 Cedar St. Love, peace & happiness is happening at ACT LINDA MCCLANE For the News-Leader Long, beautiful, shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen, long, straight, curly, fuzzy, s naggy, shaggy, ratty, matty, oily, greasy, f leecy, down-to-there hair T his anthem to hippie hair is just one of the 32 songs in Hair, the American Tribal LoveRock Musical, opening Sept. 19 on Amelia C ommunity Theatres main stage at 207 Cedar S t. C onsidered groundbreaking when it opened off-Broadway in 1967 and on Broadway in 1968, Hair was a musical Be-In with a relatively simple plot and amazing songs such as Good Morning Starshine, What a Piece of Work is Man, and Let the Sunshine In. N ew Y ork Times d rama critic Clive Bar nes p raised the show as the first Broadway music al in some time to have the authentic voice of t oday rather than the day before yesterday and said, it was a total experience that involved you as you watched it. Hair was created by actors James Rado and Gerome Ragni who wrote the book and lyrics, with the music composed by Galt MacDer mot. They wer e influenced by life in N ew Y orks East Village where young people w ere anti-war and pro-love, as they reacted to t he Vietnam War and the draft, and what they c onsidered the hypocrisy of an older generation. The story of the tribe of flower children, the love generation, unfolds as they renounce the establishment and turn toward visions of harmony and understanding and the minds HAIR Continued on 4B B lues at the beach today and Saturday The Amelia Island Blues Festival returns to the ocean breezes of Main Beach in Fernandina Beach today and Saturday for two great days of music. Four award-winning artists are headlining this years event. Curtis Salgado, winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award, effortlessly mixes blues, funk and R&B with a deliver y that is raw and hear t felt. Grammy and Blues Music awar d s nominee John Primer, a Chicago blues legend, is one of the finest performers of Chicago Blues today. Samantha Fish won the 2012 Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut for her album, Runaway Bernard Allisons acclaimed career has included decades of performing the blues. Bernard plays the same smokin six-string guitar PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE AMELIA ISLAND BLUES FESTIVAL Amelia Island Blues Festival per for mers include, clockwise from top left, The Mojo Roots, BernardAllison, Matthew Cur r y, John Primer, Samantha Fish, Ben Prestage, the Blues in Schools Band with Johnny Robinson and Roger Hurricane Wilson and Curtis Salgado. BLUES Continued on 4B O FF & O N T HE I S LAND
2B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Police D epartment, 1 5 25 Lime St. Guest speaker John Hendricks will present The History of Railroads in Nassau County. This 150-plus years of history of the various railroad lines built in Nassau County will cover the whys and hows and the people i nvolved. Hendricks has served as vice president, president and board member of the West Nassau Historical Society, using his positions to foster and promote Nassau Countys rich and diverse history. In 2012 he published F ollowing the Tracks of Daniel Callahan, the award-winning tale of the prolific railroad contractor. The public is welcome. The Amelia Island Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate the chapters 21st anniversary at their meeting on Sept. 17 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. Organizing R egent Jean Mann will be the speaker. Sign-in begins at 10 a .m. RVSPto Janet Lukaszewicz at 386-5767 or e mail email@example.com. Where Americas space program is headed will be the topic at the Sept. 18 luncheon meeting of the Mens Newcomers Club. R etired U.S. Navy Capt. Ken M cGruther, who currently consults with the Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force on space security issues, will be guest speaker at the clubs monthly luncheon held at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club,2 800 Bill Melton Road. Club m embers gather for meeta nd-greet at 11:30 with the luncheon beginning at noon. Tickets are $15 in advance if reservations are made by Saturday, Sept. 13 and $17 at the door. Send your $15 lunch check to MNC, P .O. Box 16291, Fernandina Beach, FL 3 2035. For more information, s ee the club s website at men snewcomersclub.org. The third annual Ben Byrns Runway Rally will take place Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. on the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airports runways a nd taxiways, with a 5K run a nd 1-mile fun run. N ew this year are timing chips to track your time. Pre-register at Current Running, 815 S. Eighth St., at all 1st Place Sports locations in Jacksonville, or at www .BenByrns. com. Fee is $25 through Sept. 1 9, $30 after and $15 for child ren. T he day of the race regis ter at 7 a.m. at the site. Awards will be given in each age group and to all 1-mile finishers. Overall male/female winners will receive an aerial tour from McGill Aviation. Adults will receive Dry-fit Ts hirts and children cotton Tshirts. Aerial flyovers will begin the rally. Proceeds will support local organizations that provide programs for y outh to help develop a sense of self-esteem and the ability t o make better choices in their lives regarding drug use. Visit w ww.BenByrns.com for more information. The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., will host a wine a nd cheese reception and book signing for author O livia DeBelle Byrd on Sept. 30 from 4-6 p.m. B yrds second book and first novel, Save My Place, is the love story of Elisabeth and Kincaid and the evolution of their married life. Elisabeths a bility to find humor and joy amid sorrows, such as K incaids deployment to the Vietnam War, enlightens reade rs about a powerful source of resiliency. Byrds first book of personal essays, Miss Hilbreth Wore Brown was the Silver Medal winner of the 2011 Florida Publishers Association Presidents Book Awards. Byrd lives in Panama City. Visit www.oliviabellebyrd.com. Call the Book Loft at 2618 991. M artial arts expert Dan Kelly will teach area resid ents how to protect themselves at a self-defense workshop Oct. 4 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center,2 500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. T he workshop is a benefit f or the Fernandina Beach L ibrary expansion. T i ckets are a donation of $20 or more to Friends of the Library (FOL Kelly is donating his expertise and 100 percent of the proceeds will help purchase library furniture and equip-m ent. C lass is limited to the first 5 0 participants age 14 and older who sign up. For tickets and information, visit the library 25 N. Fourth St., or call 277-7365. The 42nd Annual Rock S hrimp Festival takes place O ct. 4 in St. Marys, Ga., i ncluding 5K and 10K races, a 1-mile Kids Fun Run and a themed parade. Downtown will be bursting with all-day entertainment, demonstrations, arts & crafts vendors and food concession-a ires, including the Kiwanis C lub dinners that include f resh rock shrimp, boiled shrimp, fried fish and hushpuppies. Advance registration is encouraged for the runs and is mandatory for vendors and parade entries. Discountedr ock shrimp dinner tickets can b e purchased in advance at the St. Marys and Kingsland Welcome Centers. The "St. Marys Express" is set to run the 1930 saddle team steamer Lehigh V alley #26 at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Enjoy marsh and woodl and views and costumed characters during the ride. Purchase tickets in advance at www.stmarysrailroad.com or (912 F or festival information or registration forms visitw ww.smkiwanis.com or www.VisitStMarys.com, or call t he St. Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau at (912 4000. I n place of its normal F riday night wine tasting, A Taste of Wine by Steve willh ost a Friday evening cruise with Amelia River C ruises on Oct. 10 at $50 per person. The cruise will last around 1 1/2 hours beginning at 5 p.m. Enjoy appetizers and the usual two whites and two reds to taste. Please RSVPto Raskin at 557-1506 o r firstname.lastname@example.org. W hat goes on behind the scenes at the Jacksonville International Airport will be revealed to members of the Mens Newcomers Club on a tour scheduled for Oct. 13. The tour may include the a djacent FAASector Control Center and tower. It is limited t o the first 25 members who sign up by email to Bob Brizes at email@example.com. T he tour group will meet at t he Home Depot parking lot, southeast corner, at 9:45 a.m. and carpool to the airport. The tour will start at 10:30 a.m. There will be an overview presentation in the I nternational Conference R oom. After the tours the g roup will have lunch near the a irport. The Nassau County affiliate of NAMI invites you to attend its 10th Annual Community Awareness and F undraiser Dinner on Oct. 1 7 at 6 p.m. in Burns Hall of S t. Peters Episcopal C hurch, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Afullcourse meal will be provided by the Fernandina Beach Applebees. There will be a live and silent auction featur ing State Sen. Aaron Bean as the auctioneer. Guest speakers will include Dr. AnnG renadier of Biofeedback Associates of Northeast Florida, peer advocate John Hardman and Shannon Padgett, Esq. T ickets are $20 at the door and proceeds will go to pro vide education, advocacy support groups, medication/d ental assistance, shoes and basic toiletries to Nassau residents with a chronic mental health diagnosis. For information or to make a donation to the auction call 277-1886, write P .O. Box 16712 Fernandina Beach, Florida 32035 or email NassauNAMIFlorida@ gmail.com. Osprey V i llage will host the fourth annual Chefs Dinner benefiting the Katie Caples Foundation on Oct. 26 from 5-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 and a limited number of tables for 8 can be purchased for $1,000. The dinner will feature five courses with each selection prepared and designed exclu sively by one of five chefs from the Fernandina Beach community. Each course is expertly paired with fine wines from around the world. The event will also feature a silent auction where guests can bid on travel packages, wines and several cooking items to inspire anyones inner chef. All proceeds will benefit the Katie Caples Foundation and its organ donation education program. For information on the Chefs Dinner and to purchase tickets, visit www .katierideforlife.org. THEA TER The city of Jacksonville presents Jax Night of Film, featuring two full-length films and several film shorts on Sept. 13 at the Ritz Theatre and Museum. The event opens with a children s red carpet screen ing of The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking at 2 p.m. Filmed in Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island, the 1988 film chronicles the adventures of Pippi and her friends. Children are invited to walk the red carpet. The film begins at 2:30 p.m. For full event details visit JaxHappenings.com or call (904 Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for Collected Stories from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Studio Theater at 209 Cedar St. Two women are needed for this poignant story about a professor and her protg by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. The show is directed by Marylee Long with performances in November. Call 261-6749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia s production of Swan Lake plays Jacksonville s T imes-Union Center s Moran Theater for one performance only on Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. T ickets are available through the FSCJ Artist Series. Founded by former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia, now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev dance company soloist Nikolay Anokhin, presents this fullscale production. Set to the music of T chaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, the bal let follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. Tickets start at $42.50 (and at $21 for children 12 and under) and can be purchased at www .artistseriesjax.org, (904 FSCJ Artist Series Box Office between 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904 email@example.com. MUSEUM Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the town s most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. Tickets are $25 (must be 21, must show ID); tour begins at the train depot downtown. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org. Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the skillful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday and lasts approx imately one hour. Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peter s Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu seum.org for more information. S S o o n n g g w w r r i i t t e e r r s s f f e e s s t t A Songwriters Festival will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the waterf ront park in downtown St. Marys, Ga. Songwriters from across the country will p lay their music at the amphitheater with featured performances by Rick Scott, a Grammy-nominated former drummer for the group Alabama. Other musicians include Sherry Carlisle, Susan Marie Gallion of Fernandina Beach, Diana Trask, Nick Petta and more. Admission is free. Vendor booths will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Purchase a $3 w ristband to buy beer and wine through 5 p.m. for consumption inside the park. After the festival the music continues with Back from the Brink playing modern bluegrass and Americana for the last Starry Nights Music in the Park performance of the year from 6-8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for use throughout the day. Contact Jerrys Lees Music Emporium at ( 912) 576-4401. Visit StMarys.com. D D a a r r y y l l H H a a n n c c e e Daryl Hance of Jacksonville will bring his brand of funky, bluesy rock and roll music to Fernandina Beach on Sept. 27 with a performance at the Dog Star Tavern on North Second Street. Hance and his Power Trio will perform songs from his new album, Land Of T rembling Earth, as well as cuts from his 2011 release Hallowed Ground. Visitw ww.darylhance.com to learn more. C C o o u u n n t t r r y y j j a a m m B ackwoods Country Jam will be held S ept. 27 at the Callahan Speedway, headlined by Justin Moore, ACM 2014 New Country Artist of the Year, with Jason Michael Carroll, Jon Langston, Amber DeLaCruz and more. B ackwoods Country Jam and its team members will help nonprofits in North Florida a nd South Georgia fundraise through ticket s ales and involvement in the event. G ates open at 3:30 p.m. Moore takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. There will be food, merchandise and drinks. Tickets are $40 at facebook.com/backwoodscountryjam, Gone Gorgeous (Yulee) and Tastys (Fernandina at ticketmaster .com or call (904 Email 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 G oin C oastal music series presents, in association with Sweetwater Brewing Company, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers with supporting acts The Mother Hips and Fjord Explorer on Sept. 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Central Park. T ickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door) and available at the Atlantic Recreation Center Green T urtle T a vern and Pipeline S urf 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 A melia Island Jazz Festival kicks off 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 t rumpet master 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. Tickets range from $35 to $60 for regular admission, with VIPpackages available and discounts for Jazz Pass programs. Visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com. G G u u i i t t a a r r a a u u c c t t i i o o n n The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will hold their second annual Celebrity Guitar Raf fle & Auction at the amphitheatre on Oct. 25 from 4-9 p.m. The event is free and proceeds will benefit arts events for children. The guitars will be on display throughout the event. Photos and other guitars FOSAA has collected may be viewed at www.fosaa.org. Guitars to be auctioned or raffled will also be featured on upcoming posts on FOSAA s Facebook page. Visit www.fosaa.org for details. 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 infor mation 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 T he Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and c urrent 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. Tickets 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 ThursdayS aturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpubandeats for information on special events. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:301 0:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by l ocal musician Terry Smith. Musicians perf orm and the audience gets to hear new tale nt. Appropriate for the whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., prese nts Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end t urntables, talk about the medium and purc hase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and J im play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 3212324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar 2045 S. Fletcher A ve. Live music. Visit Hammerhead o n Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at b 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 Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., presents live music. Call 491-8999. 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. Call 277-381 1, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar a nd Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live inside W ednesdays; and line dancing class es with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit www .sandybottomsamelia.com. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Sheffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays and 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. Visit www.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and T witter T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., presents karaoke on the deck, Mondays at 7 p.m. and live music on the deck from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Call 261-5711 or email email@example.com. Join them on Facebook and check out the entertainment calendar at www.thesurfonline.com. Submit items and updates for this calen dar to Assistant Editor Sin Per ry at firstname.lastname@example.org. MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-b y3 box contain the numbers 1 thr ough 9 Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. W ednesday September 10 Solution O UTAND A BOUT
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY S E PTEMBER 12, 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 S unday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm W ednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6t hStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor Dr.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults 261-3837www.first-presbyterianchurch-32034.org 904-261-4293 www.stpeterparish.ort7:30AMService 8:15AMBreakfast 9:00AMService 10:15AMChristian Formation 11:00AMService 6:00PMBeach Service(second Sunday of each month6:00PMCeltic Service(fourth Sunday of each monthWelcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &AtlanticSt. PetersEpiscopal Church 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 Meets 2nd & 4th Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at American Beach Community Center 1600Julia Street Call 904.415.0822 for more informationAll are invited & children are welcomed Unity.APositive Path for Spiritual Living 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 20 South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church in the 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 0 0 : : 0 0 0 0 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5 : : 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 C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n i i n n A A c c t t i i o o n n . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7 : : 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 Fires, ashes and the things that remain A lone tear slid down her face. Words ceased as flames feasted on b uildings and books alike. A lifetime of work gone. From mailing lists to b ackup computer files, everything was ablaze. Held back by the heat, she stared into the flames that now flashed on the faces of her and all her coworkers. Finally she spoke. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, she said. Blessed be the n ame of the Lord. Her words lingered like the smoldering rubble for d ays to come. Our friend and fellow minister Gwen Shaw was one of the most prolific writers that I know. On the day the fire broke out and consumed the e ntire printing and publication building at her ministry headquarters, n either she nor her staff were prepared for how God was about to s peak with them. His words came t he following night through a dream. W hile He never actually spoke in the dream, His actions made things clear. Pile a fter pile, Jesus shuffled His feet t hrough the ashes looking for anyt hing that had survived the flames. Sadly, there wasnt much. If it wasnt for His occasional stooping down to p ick up small objects for examination, the dream would have been m ore of a nightmare than an encouragement. In the end, the few golden n uggets visible in Jesus hand kept Gwen from being totally overw helmed. Though it wasnt as much as she had hoped for, at least somet hing had survived. From the first time I heard it, the story of the fire that burned up Gwen Shaws ministry headquarters has served like a compass for my l ife. Through it, God has reminded me of the simple yet powerful truth t hat awaits us all. According to the Bible, one day all of our works will p ass through the fire of Gods just judgments. Whatever remains will determine our reward for all eternity. The Apostle Paul explains it like this: For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is J esus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, p recious stones, wood, hay stubble; Every mans work shall be made m anifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; a nd the fire shall try every mans work of what sort it is. If any mans work abide which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any mans work shall be burned, he s hall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. ( 1Corinthians 3:11-15) As with so many things, Im g rateful for God taking the time to let us know what to expect in the not-so-distant future. Such insight is invaluable. Since Hes the one that will determine what real success l ooks like, its important for us to know what His standards are. A ccording to the Apostle Paul, its simple. God is more interested in t he quality of a thing than He is in the size of a thing. By using things l ike wood, hay and stubble stuff that typically comes in large quantit ies to illustrate what ultimately will burn up, in contrast to things like gold, silver and precious stones things that are typically small but are able to endure the flames its e asy to see what God is after. Though not often the way we m easure things, for God, quality is about the motive with which a thing i s done. Its not so much about what we do but why we do it that counts. In the end, whether Im going through fires here or there, knowing that Jesus is willing to help me succ eed makes it all worthwhile. Robert L. Goyette is pastor of L iving Waters World Outreach Center. email@example.com RELIGION NOTES V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Salvation Army Hope H ouse is looking for a volunteer receptionist/greeter to work a few hours per week. Various shifts are currently a vailable. Call 321-0435 or stop b y 410 S. Ninth St., on the corn er of Ninth and Date streets. 1 1 s s t t C C a a f f 1 st Caf in Jim Thomas Hall of First Presbyterian Church is open every Wednesday for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is $7 for adults and youth, $3.50 for children 5-11a nd free for children 4 and b elow. Teaching by our past ors follows dinner at 6:15p.m. Youth will gather in the Anchor and childr e n secondfifth grades will enjoy the Actors Workshop while preschool to first-grade par tici pate in Kids Choir. Call 2613 837 with questions. Nursery a vailable from 6-7:15 p.m. F F a a l l l l s s c c h h e e d d u u l l e e St. Peter s Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., announces its new fall and winter schedule. Sundays include ser vices at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Breakfast isa t 8:15 a.m. and Christian F ormation at 10:15 a.m. A b each ser v ice is held at 6 p.m. the second Sunday of each month. A Celtic service is held at 6 p.m. the four th Sunday of each month. C C l l o o t t h h e e s s g g i i v v e e a a w w a a y y E mmanuel For His Glory C ommunity Outreach M inistries will host a clothing giveaway on Sept. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 86292 Sand Hickory Trail in Yulee, in the Hickory Village subdivision on Miner Road. Clothing donations welcome. For infor m ation contact Lois Cook at ( 904) 624-3501. 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 C ommunity Conversation, a conference sponsored by Baptist Health, will take place Sept. 13 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at F lorida State College of Jacks onville North Campus, 4501 C apper Road, Jacksonville, in the Zeke Bryant Auditorium. T he event is free with continental breakfast at registration and complimentary boxed lunch following the last session. F aith leaders, congregations, mental health profess ionals, advocates and interested community members a re invited to discuss promoting, developing and supporting mental health and ministr y thr ough faith communities. The goal is to d iscuss how faith organizat ions can help people cope w ith mental illness. For information call Baptist Health Community Health at (904 faithmentalhealthconference.e ventbrite.com. G G r r i i e e f f s s u u p p p p o o r r t t M emorial United M ethodist Church is offering a new Grief Recovery Group beginning Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. The group is open to the public and available for anyone who has r ecently lost a loved one or is dealing with grief. Memorial United Methodist Chur ch is located a t 601 Centre St., and the group will meet in the Partin Center. The Grief Recovery Group is led by Jean Gaissert, a Stephen Minister and licensed counselor For ques tions, contact Pastor Drew Weseman at 261-5769. D D u u e e l l D D a a y y First Baptist Church of Yulee, the Rev. William Goode Jr ., pastor will observe its Duel Day service at 4 p.m. Sept. 14. Speaker will be the R ev. Robert Alderman, pastor o f Mt. New Home Baptist C hurch of Folkston, Ga., PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette along with his choir and men s c hor us. The public is invited. For information contact Deacon Robert Glover at 2255670 or Sister Laura Rhodes at 225-5226. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t a a t t 1 1 5 5 5 5 First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach on South Eighth Str eet is celebrating its 155th birthday during September. Each Sunday will highlight a period of time in the history of the church. On Sept. 1 4, 1909-59 will be the focus with the tearing down of the wood chur ch and the building of the brick church that is still at the corner of Fifth and Alachua str eets. An educational building was attached to this church in 1952 and, when it outgrew that building, a three-story detached structur e was built in 1963. Also d uring that time, the Jack-andJill pre-school began in 1956 with 34 children. To learn more visit www.fbfirst.com or call 2613617. The chur ch is located at 1600 S. Eighth St. J J a a z z z z u u p p y y o o u u r r s s p p i i r r i i t t Jazz up your Sunday mor ning and your spirit with a creative worship service featuring a jazz ensemble at New Vision Congregational Chur ch, UCC on Sept. 14 at 10 a .m. W orship will embrace and celebrate the rhythms of the jazz tradition as members explore the rhythm of their faith. The ser vice will featur e the music of Susan Magg, flute; Larry Nader, bass; Darren Ronan, drums; and Jane Lindber g, piano. The theme will be the relationship of transformation in encounterHAPPY 19TH BIRTHDAY Prince of Peace marks 50 years Prince of Peace Lutheran Chur ch is celebrating its 50th year anniversar y and the public is invited to join them in a very special service on Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. All are welcome. The church will be honored by a very s pecial guest, The Rev. Robert G. S chaefer Bishop of the Florida-Bahamas S ynod who will pr e side over the ser vice. Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Chur ch was char t er e d on Jan. 19, 1963 by mission developer, Pastor Donald Himmelman. The first ser vice was June 16, 1963 with 91 in attendance, and the first Sunday School was in July of 1963 with 30 in attendance. Both were held at the Atlantic A venue Recr eation Center. The property where the church is l ocated was purchased in July 1963 and w as or ganized on Sept. 13, 1964. The c hur c h called its first pastor John W. Walters, in August 1965. In the life of the chur ch Prince of Peace has had eight pas tors: Pastor Charles L. Barber, Pastor John C. Earp, Pastor Edwar d OShea, Pastor Carl W W a r r en, Interim Pastor John Hugus, Pastor H. Ray Ramsburg and current pastor, the Rev. Ida E. Iverson. Prince of Peace Lutheran Chur ch is located at 2600 Atlantic Ave., across from F ort Clinch. The church holds a service o f traditional worship and communion on S undays at 9 a.m. Childr e s Sunday School and Adult Bible Study are at 10:15 a.m. and praise worship and communion at 11 a.m. On Aug. 19 stud ents at Faith Christian Academy were surprised by the headmaster and office staff and a sked to join in t he celebration o f F.C.A.s 19th year of educating children. Singing Happy Birthday and enjoying a treat made this surp rise birthday p arty quite the e xperience for t he students and staff. SUBMITTED NOTES Continued on 5B
4B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK ART WORKS true liberation as expressed in the lyrics of Aquarius. Amelia Community Theatre will be creating a festival mood for the pr eshow experience with music, ar t, booths with incense and jewelry, munchies, Peace Tea and surprises! Bodyworks of Northeast Florida will have an aerial silks demonstration before the show and participate in the pr oduction. Audience members are invited to put together their own 60 s outfit to wear and arrive early to enjoy the lobby love fest, which will begin one hour befor e cur tain. Hair is a special event for ACT and is directed by Lee Hamby with musical direction by LauraPeden. Audiences love Hair because of the wonderful music, which is both diverse and familia, says Hamby. The show is nostalgic and represents a time in histor y that was extr emely memorable for many r ea sons. Hair still remains one of the popular shows to produce at any given moment, there are 30 to 40 productions going on around the world. Hamby will also be directing Gr ease in ACTs upcoming 34th season. Performances of Hair are at 8 p.m. on Sept. 19; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sept. 20; and 2 p.m. on Sept. 21. Sept. 21 also happens to be the United Nation s Inter national Day of Peace. Hair is rated R for adult language and situations. Tickets are $25 and available at ameliacommunitytheatr e.or g or call 261-6749. style as his late father, blues legend Luther Allison. e are very excited to have all of these world-class blues ar tist at our four th annual event, said Jeff Malone, pr esident of the Amelia Island Blues Festival. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. today, with music starting at6 p.m. fr om Fer nandina Beachs Blues in School band with Johnny Robinson and Roger Hur ricane Wilson, followed by The Mojo Roots. On Saturday, the gates open at 11:30 a.m., with music from 12:15-8 p.m. In addition to the headliners, Ben Pr estage will per form throughout the day with blues guitar prodigy Matthew Cur r y star ting things off. There will be food and spirit vendors as well as a designated area where festival-goers can set up umbr el las and pitch small tents if they wish. Proceeds from premium parking at the festival site will be shared with the Barnabas Center for tonight s pr ogram and the FBHS girls athletic programs on Satur day Anyone who brings a donation of canned goods or appropriate vital sundries for Bar nabas to tonight s per formance will get half off the gate ticket price. Those who bring donations for Barnabas to the gate on Satur day will get a raf fle ticket to win one of the ar tist autographed guitars to be given away during the show. For tickets, visit ameliais landbluesfest.com. HAIR Continued from 1B BLUES Continued from 1B A A r r t t s s m m a a r r k k e e t t The Fernandina Beach A rts Market is open Sept. 13 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in thep arking lot at the corner of Centre and Eighth streets in d owntown Fernandina Beach. Shop for handcrafted jewelry, wooden furniture, aprons, bath and beauty products, tie dyed T-shirts, pillows, pet accessories, pottery, leather, glassware, glass fusion, photography, p aintings and more. Items are homemade by your friends and neighbors. Located adjacent to the downtown farmers market, join them Saturday to celebrate their birthday with a festive party atmosphere! For information or booth s pace availability, like them on Facebook, visit FernandinaBeachArtsMarke t.com or call Joe at 557-8229. 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 c hildrens art exhibit, through Sept. 20. The paintings and drawings installed i n the corner gallery are f rom the gallery members c hildren, grandchildren and g reat-grandchildren. This collection will hang for only a limited time so be sure to take a look at the original works of art from budding y oung artists. The gallery is l ocated at 94 Amelia V illage C ircle at the Omni Spa & S hops. 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. F F u u s s i i o o n n e e x x h h i i b b i i t t Fusion, collaborative w ork by creative photograp her Ann Kemp and kiln f ormed glass artist Denise Murphy, both of Fer nandina Beach, will be on exhibit Sept. 26-Nov. 8 at the Cultural Center at Ponte V edra Beach, 50 Executive W ay in Ponte V edra Beach. A n opening r eception will b e held Sept. 26 fr o m 5:308:30 p.m. The galleries are free and open to the public, thanks to individual and corporate support. Regular galler y hours ar e 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday thr ough F riday. For more informat ion call (904 isit w ww ccpvb.or g. C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n s s a a r r t t The Island Art Association will present Childr en s Ar t at the Education Center, located n ext to the Island Art A ssociation Galler y, 18 N. S econd St., on Sept. 27. Session 1, for ages 6-9, is 1011 a.m.; Session 2, for ages 6-9, is 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; and Session 3, for ages 1013, is 1-2:15 p.m. Register in advance at the galler y 2617 020. A A r r t t s s h h o o w w The Island Art Association is exhibiting its juried Nouveau Ar t show, Quotes From Shakespeare. Cummer Museum of Ar t & Gar dens Curator Holly Keris was the judge. The show is at the galler y thr ough Oct. 5 dur ing gallery hours. The IAA Gallery is locate d at 18 N. Second St. Call 261-7020 or visit www.islandart.org. A A r r t t f f a a i i r r The Beaches Art Fest 2014 will take place Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Beaches Museum and H istory Park, 425 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville B each. Presented as a joint effort of the Beaches Museum and Driftwood of Jacksonville Beach, the event will feature 8 0 artists and a variety of mediums ranging from p ainting, photography, pottery and sculpture, through exotic jewelry from Thailand. The works on display have been selected for their artistic merit by a professional jury. Musicians that would like to perform, or others who w ould enjoy volunteering, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For information call (904 5657 or visit www.Beaches Museum.org. Y Y A A r r t t S S a a l l e e The Island Art Association will hold a YArt Sale Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the IAA Art Education Center Building, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach. A rtists will be cleaning o ut their studios and selling t heir overstocked, unused supplies and art. If you want to reserve a table and participate in the sale, please register at the IAA Art Gallery, 18 N. Second St. Cost of registration is $15. The eventw ill be fr ee to attend and o pen to the public. P P a a i i n n t t i i n n g g w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p The Island Art Association, 18 N. 2nd Str eet, Fernandina Beach, will host a Larry Moore P lein Air Workshop, Oct. 30N ov 1 fr om 9 a.m.-4 p.m. e ach day This three-day workshop will focus on taking small references, small studies or photos and turning them into larger works. Depending on the weathert he class will either work o utside in the mor ning in d owntown Fer n andina Beach, to create plein air studies, or if the weather is not conducive, work in the Island Art Association Art Education Center Studio, from existing references and paintings. Thei nstr uction will study just w hat makes a painting work, h ow to cr e ate a str onger composition, being a mor e thoughtful ar tist and techniques and tips for the studio painter. This prominent painter illustrator has been teaching f or over 30 years. His work i s in many museums and coll ectors homes. He has published several books and many articles on his techniques. Visit www.larrymoorestudios.com. Cost for the class is $350. A $100 deposit is r equir ed to hold a space. To sign up for the class contact larry@lar-r ymoorestudios.com, phone (407 him at 2440 Roxbury Road, Winter Park, FL 32789. A A C C T T s s H H a a i i r r T T r r i i b b e e Julia Baker Drew Brown Sam Brown Sherrod Brown Andrew Carroll Chris Collinsworth Lindsay Curry Julia Fallon Erin Gawera Lee Hamby Rhodie Jackson Rakia May Chelsae Newberry Jennifer Paulk Jillian Poland Richie Rosado Ruth Simpson Brooks Studier Joshua Taylor Brandon Willard O n Saturday from 5-8 p.m., during Fernandinas Artrageous Artwalk, the artists at the Blue Door will host an open house featuring the work of the eight artists whose studios a nd galleries are housed there, above. F iber, oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, photography, collage, jewelry and woodworking are among the mediums utilized and descriptions of the artists styles range from the contemporary or ganic work of Casey Matthews to the Renai-s sance-inspired paintings o f Suzanne Batchelor. New w ork by Lynette Holmes, Theresa Daily, Liz Dion, Geor g anna, Sharon Badenoch and Sharon Haffey will also be on display The galleries are located up-stairs at 205-1 /2 Centre St., F ernandina Beach. C ar o l W inner will show new artwork, including acrylic paintings of the St. Mar ys marsh, at Galler y C during the Second Satur day Ar trageous Artwalk, Sept. 13 from 5-9 p.m.W inner also has new jewelr y, new angels and new h andbags. Galler y C is located at 218-B Ash St. and is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ever y day closed W ednesday Call 5834676. SUBMITTED PHOTOS This month, the Island Art Association is featuring the work of 12 of its members in a show entitled Amelia in Oils. The artists, the Wednesday Oil Painters, have been w orking together each W e dnesday after noon, some of its members for many years, to c ollaborate, encourage and inspire each other in their artwork. On display will be paintings of many recognizable buildings and sites on Amelia Island with the unique and varied styles of the painters cr eating an inter e sting and color f ul display The featur ed ar tists, above, include Pam Bennett, Barbara Fuller, Shar o n Haffey, Susan Henderson, Arthur Herman, Paul Massing, Emylee McBrearty, Karen McFadyen, Jim McKinney Geor ganna Mullis, Barbara Noden and Susan Sellner An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. during the Second S aturday Artrageous Artwalk at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., downt own Fer nandina Beach. ARTRAGEOUS ARTWALK SATURDAY LIT TLE SHOP OF HORR OR S St. Marys Little T heatrs Little Shop of H or rors opens tonight at T heatre by the Trax in St. Marys, Ga. Pictured during r ehearsal, fr o m left, ar e Car ol Moore as Mr. Mushnik, Robbie Parrish as Seymour and Sophia Rose Mor ris as Audrey. S hows ar e tonight, S ept. 13, 19 and 20 at 7 p .m., and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. T ickets ar e $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Visit www.stmaryslittletheatre. com or call (912 1103 for mor e infor ma tion. SUBMITTED Free movie nights support radio museum ST. MARYS, Ga. The St. Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame is set to launch a free Movie Night at the Museum series that begins on T uesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. The monthly radio related movies will offer free admission, popcorn and soft drinks to guests, courtesy of the Georgia Radio Museum, with donations accepted at guest discretion. The pr emier e movie showing will feature Empire of the Air, in the St. Marys Room of the St. Marys Welcome Center, located at 400 Osborne St. in downtown St. Marys, which is home of the Georgia Radio Museum. The complete 2014 schedule is listed below and the 2015 dates and movies will be announced soon. Sept. 23, Empire of the Air Oct. 21, Good Morning, Vietnam Nov 18, Pirate Radio: The Boat That Rocked Dec. 16, Radio City Christmas Spectacular The Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fames mission is to preserve Geor gia radio histor y and honor its men and women. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from noon-5 p.m. See antique radios, vintage records and equipment, theW orld s Lar gest Radio Transmitter Tube, a 1940s living r oom diorama and more. Admission is always free. Contact the Welcome Center at (912 John Long at grmhof@gmail. com for more information. SUBMITTED The radio museum in downtown St. Marys, Ga.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 12, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader i ng the Divine and our faith. The service will feature jazz r enditions of Stairway to Heaven and Where No One Goes from How to Train Your Dragon. The jazz ensemble joins N ew Visions worship for a fall and spring worship series e ach year. New Vision worships each Sunday at 10 a.m. a t 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. Visit www.NewVision CongregationalChurch.org, find them on Facebook or contact the Rev. Mary K endrick Moore at 238-1822. T T a a i i z z The St. Michael Taiz e nsemble invites you to attend a 40-minute musical service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, a time of blessed silent and reflection, a s cripture reading and prayers of praise and intercessions. T aiz prayer started in World War II by the monastic comm unity from Taiz, France and continues to this day. Feel free to take a little time to feel the power of His love in communal song and prayer at St. Michaels Taiz prayer service on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the St. Michael Parish Hall, located at North Fourth and Calhoun streets. All are welcome. 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 S alvation Army Hope House holds a worship service each Tuesday at noon. Their time together reading and unpacking the Word of God is not only pr ofound, but also fun. Dont miss thiso pportunity to worship, study a nd fellowship with other foll owers of Jesus as they continue their journey through the Gospel of John, Chapter 13. Come by The Salvation Army Hope House, 410 S. Ninth St., at noon on Sept. 16. M M u u s s l l i i m m J J o o u u r r n n e e y y s s A fter bringing five popular s cholar-led book discussions t o the community for the Let s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys program, the Jacksonville Public Librar y and University of Nor th Florida will conclude the series with an entertaining and educational program, M uslim Journeys: Stories and Conversations Reflections o n Our Common Wealth, on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the U niversity of North Florida Adam Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville. The evening will include a v ariety of extraordinary music, stories and conversat ions grounded in Muslim faith journeys and reflections o n our common wealth as Americans in the 21st century. The program is free and open to the public, however tickets are required. Call 620-1529 or g o to email@example.com for more information. P P a a n n c c a a k k e e b b r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t S t. Francis of Assisi, the Yulee mission church of St. Michael Catholic Church in Fernandina Beach, will host a fundraiser flapjack breakfast a t Applebees on Sept. 20 from 8-10 a.m. Tickets are $10. T ake-out will be available. All are welcome. 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 A melia Baptist Church. Pam Helton, music minister, welcomes singers from throughout Northeast Florida to be a part of the 18th edition of An Evening in December. T he program will be perf ormed 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 Church is located at 961167 Buccaneer T rail at the roundabout where S outh Fletcher meets First C oast Highway. Call Pam Helton (261-9527 Lennon (261-8799 mation or to ar r ange for childcare during rehearsals. H H o o m m e e c c o o m m i i n n g g Join Five Points Baptist C hur c h for its Homecoming c elebration on Sunday, Sept. 2 1. Music starts at 10 a.m. with The Hicks Family and guest speaker Eugene Strickland at 11 a.m. Dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Five Points Baptist Church is located at 736 Bonnieview Road. Call 2614615 for information. S S p p e e c c i i a a l l g g u u e e s s t t New Life Christian F ellowship will hold two spec ial services Sept. 21 with g uest Rick Pino, founder of F ire Rain Ministries, which f or the past eight years has b een calling people to lives of r adical love, radical holiness and radical devotion to Jesus. Pino will share a message during the 10 a.m. service and w ill also lead worship for the B urning Heart service at 6 p .m. This service is an extende d time of intimate worship. N ew Life is located at 2701 H odges Blvd., Jacksonville. Visit www.nlcf.org. 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 P resbyterian Church, 9 N. S ixth St., will offer a Womens B ible Study open to all women in the community Meg Rensber r y and Charlotte Collins will facilitate the DVD study, Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed, A study of David, by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore & Kay Arthur. This eight-week study will meet in Jim Thomas Hall next to the sanctuary from 10a.m. until noon. Call 261-3837 to regist er. Workbooks are available for $15 each. R R e e v v i i v v a a l l L egacy Baptist Church i nvites you to its second annua l fall revival Sept. 22, 23 and 2 4. Legacy has the grateful h onor of being one of the fastest growing churches in the North Florida Baptist Association. Guest pastor will b e Rusty Bryan, with guest M inister of Music Doug Allen. S ervices are at 7 p.m. each n ight, with Tuesday being a Special Youth Night. There w ill be a hot dog supper on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to the supper Legacy Baptist is located in its temporary location at the volunteer fire station at 941328 Old Nassauville Road,F ernandina Beach. Enjoy g ood gospel preaching and s inging. For infor m ation, con tact Pastor Jef f Whitaker at 753-0731. G G u u e e s s t t s s p p e e a a k k e e r r New Life Christian Fellowship will celebrate 30 years of ministry on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Rusty Nelson from the Rock Family Worship Center in Huntsville, Ala. The s ervice will feature music along with multimedia present ations looking back at the hist ory of New Life. Immediately f ollowing the service enjoy a F amily Reunion Picnic on the g rounds. Bring your picnic l unch and join in a day of fun a nd fellowship. New Life is located at 2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville. For information go to www.nlcf.org. F F a a i i t t h h w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p G race Community Church w ill host a share your faith w orkshop on Saturday, Oct. 4, f rom 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 96038 Lofton Squar e Court, next to Winn-Dixie, in Yulee. Session topics include why is it so hard to share our faith with others, overcom-i ng the fear of witnessing, sharing the gospel with stor ies, developing a love for the lost, developing an ongo ing ministr y and mor e Trainers Ron and Lynn Lester will lead the training. The Lesters ar e members of Good News Church in St. Augustine where since 2006, among other volunteers, they have led outreach and evangelism training programs to more than 1,200 people. The c ost is $15 per person and financial scholarships are a vailable. For information visit g racenassau.com. P P r r i i n n c c e e o o f f P P e e a a c c e e P rince of Peace Lutheran C hurch, 2600 Atlantic Ave., a cross from Fort Clinch, holds a service of traditional worship and communion on Sundays at 9 a.m. Childrens S unday School and Adult B ible Study are at 10:15 a.m. a nd praise worship and comm union at 11 a.m. The Rev. I da E. Iverson is pastor. P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p Mom, me Playgr oup for moms and infants-preschoolers meets every Thursday morning in Noahs Place at First Presbyterian Church, 9N Sixth St. Noahs Place is o pen from 9 a.m.-noon for m oms to gather socialize and network while childr en grow and lear n thr o ugh play and interaction. All are welcome. If you have questions, call 2613837 or visit www .first-pr esbyterian-church-32034.org. NOTES Continued from 3B ISLAND MARKETS W inter Park Honey is at the Amelia Far mers Market, aka the Fernandina Farmers Market, every Saturday!H owever, there has been a s witch in the face you will see i n the booth ever y week. A familiar face at the market, Jeff, will now be your go-to guy for honey He will of fer the same, familiar W inter Park Honey with a new look. Sample from a large selectiono f gourmet varietal honey i ncluding Tupelo, Sourwood, B uckwheat, Palmetto, Orange Blossom, Blackberry, Blueberry, Avocado, Key Lime, Gallberry, Lavender, Orange Cinnamon and the Local Wildflower Honey. S pouses Bakery is at the m arket every Saturday with fr esh-fr om-the-oven fr uit pas tries, cinnamon buns, fruitfilled cobblers, mini-pies, muf fins, sliced multi-grain and sourdough bread, focaccias and meat pies. Artisan Black Garlic offers one-of-a-kind gourmet balsamic vinegars. The Black Garlic Balsamic V inegar is the best seller and also available ar e 9 Spice and his Lemon Ginger white balsamic vinegars. Devis Indian Cuisine will have many different types of produce Sept. 13 to add to her lineup of Indian dishes. Check out her tomatoes, blueber ries, squash, okra, peppers, kale, mangoes, avocados, and water melon. Stop by Flagship Coffees for ar tisanal coffees sourced from organic Fair Trade farms. These small batch coffee roasters put their seal of approval and the roast date on ever y bag. Also at the market will be Coastal Shrimp, Nassau County natives that work with local boat captains to bring you the freshest local seafood available. They offer shrimp, flounder, grouper and usually a captains surprise. Also at the market Satur day will be Ever Blooming Gardens. Robert, a thir d generation grower, will have blooming and flowering plants like drift roses, lilies of the Nile, bougainvillea, Texas sage and all kinds of other varieties. The Amelia Farmers Market is open ever y Satur day fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation. No pets, please. Call 557-4202 or visit www .ameliafar mersmar ket.com, where you can sign up for the E-Mail Newsletter. It has been two years since the Fer nandina Beach Market Place opened on North Seventh Street in downtown Fernandina Beacha nd it is having a Community P arty Sept. 13 to celebrate. V i sit the market for some fr e sh air, tasty treats, great music and lots of fun. The festive market is shaping up to be their biggest one yet. Favorite vendors like Boatrights, Kings, Baconsa nd Cabbage Creek will be on h and with fresh produce and f lowers. Rose will have egg rolls, White Hawk returns with goat milk and exotic eggs, Olive My Pickle has hummus and olives, and who doesnt love a pickle on a s tick? Melanie, with Lulus, r eturns with crab cakes and pimento cheese. Y oull find sweet sauces and spicy jams and dips and r ubs made on the First Coast. Ther e will be soaps, lotions and body oils, and organic treats for mans best friend. Have you tried the Alaskan salmon, scallops, steaks, roasts, sausage or gr ound beef? Smell the fresh baked breads, pitas, cr oissants, tea cakes and r olls. Sample and taste test your way up one side of the street and back down the other. Welcome the newest vendor, Dee-ceptive Delights, with their wholesome sweet breads like Banana, Pumpkin, Zucchini, Blueberry, Lemon, Apple and Cranber ry Orange. They will also have energy bars in several different flavors made with nuts, dried fruits, nut butters, seeds, natural sweeteners, whole grains, hear t healthy oils and occasional chocolate. Friends of the Library will sell tickets to their upcoming events and provide information on their book sales, membership, auction items and contributions. They also will have a sample of the chairs that can be purchased for the new librar y in honor of someone special. Bruce Beville will head up the Community Jam Session, so bring your instrument or your voice, and clap along and celebrate two years of the Fer nandina Beach Market Place. The market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. rain or shine, on Nor th Seventh Street. Like them on Facebook, visit Fernandina BeachMarketPlace.com or call 557-8229. SIGNING AND SINGING SUBMITTED Second graders at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy hand sign and sing scripture during Chapel on Thursdays. Each Thursday, students and families join with a chapel presenter to praise and worship the Lord.
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ST A Y N C O U N T R Y R A N C H E N R I C H I N G Y O U R O U T D O O R E X P E R I E N C E S S c h a d&M i s s y F r e e m a n O w n e r / O p e r a t o r s 9 6 1 2 5 B l a c k r o c k R o a d Y u l e e F L 3 2 0 9 79 0 4 6 5 4 8 7 0 5s t a y n c o u n t r y r a n c h&y a h o o c o m w w w s t a y n c o u n t r y r a n c h n e tP artyBarnRentals BirthdaySpecialEvents T railBeachRides SummerCamps R idingLessons Preserve the harvest for meals, gifts MELINDA MYERS For the News-Leader The cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer, youve run out of cabbage recipes and your family is refusing to eat o ne more BLT. Or maybe you just couldnt resist that special deal on a bushel of t omatoes, potatoes or apples at the farmers market. So what is a gardenero r shopper to do with all that produce? Since properly stored vegetables will hold their flavor and nutritional value longer than those left in a plastic bag or set on the sunny kitchen counter, consider preserving some for the long winter ahead using one of several metho ds. Storage orchard racks and slatted c rates placed in a cool, dark location have long been used to store squash, onions and potatoes. The stackable nature of drawers provide ample storage space, so fruits and vegetables do not touch. Keeping stored fruit separated prevents rot from spreading from one f ruit to the next. Plus, the slatted sides allow airflow to extend storage longevity. T hose in colder climates can store their carrots and parsnips right in the garden. Once the soil gets a bit crunchy, c over them with straw or evergreen b oughs for easier digging in winter. T hen dig as needed or harvest during the first winter thaw. If this isnt possible or not your style, try out a root vegetable storage bin. The root crops are layered in sand or sawdust and placed in a cool,d ark location. Just remove and use as needed. D rying is one of the oldest food preservation techniques. Most of us have grabbed a few bundles of herbs to hang and dry. Expand your drying endeavors to include fruits and vegetables. The goal is to quickly remove moisture without cooking the food. You can make your own dehydrator or purchase o ne. Research has shown that blanching vegetables and fruit before drying helps d estroy harmful bacteria. Blanching involves a steam or boiling water bath followed by a cold water bath. Timing varies with the fruit or vegetable you are preparing. Another ancient food preservation technique, fermentation, is experiencing a comeback. Cultures around the world have fermented fruits and vegetables for t housands of years. Unique flavors, storage options and health benefits have many gardeners revisiting this tradition. Fermenting cucumbers into pickles, cabb age into sauerkraut, and berries into preserves are just a few options. The ingredients can be as simple as water, salt and spices. All you need is a vessel, vegetables and fermenting culture. You can jump-start your efforts with a ferm entation crock kit (gardeners.com), w hich includes the crock, cover and w eights to make sure your veggies stay s afely submerged in water. Or quickly lock in the flavor and n utrition of your fruits and vegetables with freezing. Youll need airtight con-t ainers or bags that are durable, dont leak and wont become brittle in cold t emperatures. Some produce does not freeze well and others may need to be blanched before they are packed in the freezer bag or container. But frozen items can easily be retrieved from the f reezer and included in your winter meals. C anning is a bit more involved, but can be lots of fun. This process pres erves the food and keeps it safe by preventing the growth of undesirable bacteria, yeast and mold. The sealed jars keep the flavor in and bad microorganisms out. So gather your produce, jars, press ure cooker, canner and friends to create tomato sauce, salsa, jams and jellies toe njoy or give as gifts. Whatever method you choose, do a b it of research before you start. Youll have greater success and a lot more fun. The National Center for Home Food Preservation website, nchfp.uga.edu, provides all the basic information for storage and food preservation. Gardening expert, TV/radio host, a uthor & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening b ooks, including Cant Miss Small Space Gardening and the Midwest Gardeners H andbook. She hosts The Great Courses How to Grow Anything DVD series and t he nationally syndicated Melindas Garden Moment segments. Myers is also a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms, offers gardening videos and tips. Drying is one of the oldest food preservation techniques. .. Expand your drying e ndeavors to include fruits a nd vegetables. In suppor t of the Inter national Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 20 the following organizations, in partnership with Keep Nassau Beautiful and Fort Clinch State Park, will conduct Adopt A Shor beach cleanups: Amelia Island Sea Turtle W atch will assemble at 9 a.m. at the Dolphin A venue park ing lot at Main Beach. 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 par ticipants. Bags and gloves will be provided at both events. Fort Clinch State Park is partnering with Keep Nassau Beautiful and the Nassau County Girl Scouts to host a beach cleanup as part of National Public Lands Day Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the park, 2601 Atlantic A ve. Par ticipants will be provided with all needed supplies to clean up specified areas of the shoreline in Fort Clinch State Park. This two-hour event will ensure the safety of local wildlife and aid in keeping the beach ecosystem healthy and thriving. Park admission is free for event participants. Sunscreen and comfortable shoes are recommended. In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Florida Park Ser vice invites you to help clean up an impor tant T imucuan cultural site on Big Talbot Island. Help preserve a part of history while clearing back vegetation and chipping up small br ush at the Grand Site. Meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at the North Beach parking lot at LittleT albot Island State Park, 12157 Heckscher Drive. 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 ar e recommended also. For information visit www.floridastateparks.org/littletalbotisland/ or call (904 251-2320. Visit www.floridastateparks.org. COASTAL CLEANUPS I I n n v v a a s s i i v v e e p p l l a a n n t t s s d d a a y y One of the greatest threats to the state is invasive exotic p lants that are popular in yards but easily spread and t ake over natural areas. The University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Fort Clinch State Park want to partner with you to put a stop to the invasion. Join them Sept. 13 for a program at the C onference Room of the park from 9-11 a.m. and a guided n ature hike from 11:15-11:45 a.m. Registration is $5 per person. Park admission is free for participants. Learn how to identify and remove invasive plants. Breakfast will be provided. Call the UF/IFAS N assau County Extension Service to register at 8791 019. N N a a t t u u r r e e p p h h o o t t o o g g r r a a p p h h y y Join a photographer and nature enthusiast for a leisurely stroll on the Fairway Loop Trail and learn techniques to help capture the beauty of the maritime forest and salt marsh on film. Bring y our own camera and photogr aphy supplies, sturdy shoes, b ug spray, sunscreen and w ater. This program will take p lace on Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at t he Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. C ontact the Talbot Islands R anger Station at (904 2 320. Visit www.floridast ateparks. org. T T i i m m u u c c u u a a I I n n d d i i a a n n s s They lived her e for 10,000 years. Come learn about the first inhabitants of the Talbot Islands, the Timucuan. Join a Park Ranger to hear stories oft heir daily lives, epic battles a nd cultural traditions. This p r o gram will take place on Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on For t Geor g e Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the pr ogram is fr ee. Contact the Talbot Islands R anger Station at (904 2 320. V isit www .floridastate p arks.or g N N a a t t i i v v e e P P l l a a n n t t S S o o c c i i e e t t y y Florida Native Plant Society, Ixia Chapter, will meet Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Regency Square Library,9 900 Regency Square Blvd., J acksonville. W ar r en K A nderson and Andr e w Miller of The Public Trust Envir onmental Legal Institute of Florida, Inc., will talk about Jacksonvilles Special Places. The meeting is fr ee and open to the public. V isit h ttp://ixia.fnpschapters.or g o r call (904 t ional infor mation. 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 Fort Clinch State Park will host a weekend event to com memorate the part that Fort Clinch played in the SpanishAmerican W ar on Sept. 20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept. 21 fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the park, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. The fort will be filled with unifor med interpr eters and participants will also be able to enjoy exhibits of the ar ma ment and period militar y equipment. Fees include the $6 per vehicle park entrance f ee plus $2 per person fort admission. Call 277-7274 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. 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 w ildlife and ecosystems of Northeast Florida. Marine biologist Justina shares cool facts about intercoastal creatures with a shrimping demonstration using the otter trawl net, just like those still used in the commercial shrimping industry. View the c atch and learn about each creature before they are released back to the wild. Hours are 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 20 and 27. The ticket kiosk is located at 1 North Front St., downtown Fernandina Beach. Visit www.ameliarivercruises.com o r call 261-9972. N N a a t t u u r r e e c c a a m m p p Wild Amelia will host a two-part nature camp Sept. 22 a nd 24 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the B ook Loft, 214 Centr e St., F ernandina Beach. Cost for both sessions is $ 20; registration is required. Each registrant will receive a copy of Wild Amelias Junior Naturalist Seashore curriculum. To register and pre-payc all the Book Loft at 261-8991. Wild Amelias Junior N aturalist programs for ages 7-14 include reading, writing, d rawing, research and activities out in nature. This Beach Babies program will focus on sea turtles, crab life cycles, whelk ands kate egg cases, shark-eye c ollars, baby jellyfish and s horebirds that nest right on the beach. Children will complete several activities in the Seashor e cur r iculum and make a lap book of their activities. Visit wildamelia.com and Wild Amelia onF acebook. B B e e e e h h o o u u s s e e c c l l a a s s s s On Oct. 3 from 10-11:30 a.m. County Extension Dir ector/Hor t iculture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a session on the importance of pollinators in your garden.L earn different kinds of pollin ation and the primary pollin ators: butterflies, beetles and bees. Also learn how to attract Mason bees. The ses sion is fr ee, and to make & take bee houses for your yard, the cost is $10 for supplies. Download the registration for m at http://nassau. i fas.ufl.edu. Completed for m a nd your check for the ( optional) bee house pr o ject can be dr o pped of at either the Callahan or Yulee Extension office. Make checks payable to Nassau County Extension. Registration r equir ed by Sept. 24. For i nformation call 879-1019. C C a a n n s s n n e e e e d d e e d d Master Gar deners need your empty vegetable or fruit cans for a gardening workshop 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 fruit (31 ounces). Empty, rinsed cans can be dr opped of f at the Yulee Extension office. For more information call 879-1019. HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS
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W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City 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 S at. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 3 7149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt. Call Today!(904 L OTS ATLIGHTHOUSE CIRCLEAwesome view of Egans Creek & Fort Clinch St Park Single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft on Navigable side of Egans Creek and is one of the highest elevations on the east coast. $795,000 MLS# 37069 9 6106 WADES PLACEFormerly the Down Under Restaurant, one of F ernandina's landmark restaurants on deep water w/ dock & small craft launch. Tons of potential for this truly one-of-a-kind propertyw ith endless possibilities. Also includes large d eck,"party" shed, 3 apartments and office/mgr s pace. Must see to appreciate!PROPERTYSOLD AS IS $650,000. MLS#61913 8 7067 HAVEN ROADJust over 3 acres of land, with a Mobile home in place. Home is anchored on concrete footings, several storage sheds behind home convey. Lot has been sectioned into several different fields for livestock or horses. Owner is aLicensed Realtor. Culvert and entrance to property is negotiable. $135,000 MLS#6131036841 PINE STM INI COUNTRYESTATEOlder 5 Bed/2Ba Home with Character, Charm & Lots ofPotential Family Room & Great Room. 2 Sided Fireplace, Master Downstairs,Carport & Separate Large Utility Room. Seller will provide a One Year HomeWarranty!!! Situated on 4 Acres with mature trees. LargeO ak! Fronts paved roads. Small older barn. Horse & Pony are allowed, call for information. From Traffic light go west on CR 108, turn Left on Pine Street, Home onLeft. LargeM agnolia Tree in front. Property extends to Ingraham Road & backs to the fence line.$298,000 MLS#62347 SOUTH FLETCHER AVENUEPristine 75' Oceanfront lot on Amelia Island. Your chance to own one of the few remaining Oceanfront lots available on Amelia Island. Buy now for either investment or to build. $528,500 MLS#56671 CUSTOMIZED 3BR/2BACustomized 3 Br with a office/study, Split Bedroom, has transom windows for natural light in hallway, tintedwindows in kitchen dining, custom built in shelving Granite Countertops. Garage is heated & cooled, located on the south end of Amelia Island, home in GolfsideS outh with a Championship golf course short walk to b eachs, with community pool. Pool and beach access for Golfside is located on Ritz side of road. Whole house wired for security system.$459,000 MLS#5907086088 RHOERLAN PLACELarge undeveloped parcel on Lofton Creek, Feasibility study done in 2012shows 15 lots, 7on the creek is on file in our office. $515,000 MLS#60872 HISTORIC DISTRICT This 2784 appox. sq. ft. vintage home has been modified into 4 apartments.The largest apartment has a fireplace, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen. Rent all units or live in one and rent the others out. The property consists of 3-1br/1ba & 1-2br/1ba. $302,000 MLS#53575 1521 FERNANDINAROAD Private Home on an estate sized lot, located on the Island. Centrally located on the island, this home is close to the beach, shopping areas, and downtown, yet still in the county. This area is one of the only ones on the Island that allows horses. Arare property for sure! $625,000 MLS#626642.66 ACRE LOT in Nassauville, undeveloped and ready to build. Deeded Access to Rainbow Acres Boat Ramp and short d istance from new county boat ramp. $135,000 MLS #63575 COMMERCIALLOT 851018 US Why 17 (zoned CG h as 100' Frontage on US Highway 17. It does have a 30X20 B lock Building divided into 3 separate bays with roll up doors; which need work. Take down the building and build to suit or renovate the building to fit your business. $71,000 AWESOME VIEW of Egans Creek & Ft. Clinch State Park, single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark A melia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft. on navigable Egans Creek. One of the highest elevations on the east coast. P ossible oceanview and/or view of downtown Fernandina B each. Tree/top/boundary survey on file $795,000 MLS#37069 Ocean front 75 ft lot $528,500 MLS 566715 25'X125' INDUSTRIALMANUFACTURING LOTS in t he City of Fernandina Beach. Adjacent to the Port of F ernandina, Kinder Morgan, and Fernandina's Historic District, 2.5 blocks from Centre Street. Soil and E nvironmental Site Assessment by Ellis & AssociatesS andy Soil, No Contamination, SJRWMD Permit is expired o n proposed Development (2006Tri or Quad Plex sits on l ots 8 & 9 currently leased. Zero setback on front and side, 20' in rear for new construction. Property outside Historic D istrict in Community Redevelopment District with tax b enefits. Y ULEEMINI WAREHOUSE Good opportunity to grow y our own self storage facility and/or add new r etail/office. 570on U.S. 17, total 3.5 acres+/-. Warehouse on approx. 2 acres. $1,575,000 R ESIDENTIALLOT 1323 Beech Street. 51 x 86 feet c orner lot at 14th Street and Beech. 64 ACRES along Amelia Island Parkway for a M aster Planned D evelopment R E D U C E D L OTS COMMERCIAL& DEVELOPMENT 3028S. 8th St./A1A, Fernandina Beach, FL32035www.lasserrerealestate.com firstname.lastname@example.org Think Ill let that native land agent be my guide. LASSERREREALESTATE, INC. RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERRER eal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L O NG T ERM RENT A LS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, large lot,gourmet kitchen,many o ther bonuses.$1,950/mo.Plus u tilities. Forest Ridge Townhouse 2BR/ 1.5Bath $1,450.00 with some utilities. V A C A T ION RENT A L AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHL Y2BR/1BAOcean-view.487 S. F letcher.Across the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & p hone. C OMMER C IAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic District 1500 + Sq.Ft. $ 2,400.00/mo. 800sf Office/Retail spaces,A1A n ext 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 S EPTEMBER 12 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 858 Condos-Unfurnished 858 Condos-Unfurnished FERNANDINA CAY Wonderful ocean views and a location people love! This 3/3 condo is a must see, south end unit on the 2nd floor of this small sizedc ondo complex. Price was greatly r educed recently priced to sell. Call for appt. (904 Ridley, Sun Group Properties, Inc. AMELIA LAKES 2BR/2BA split, on lake, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, balcony. Very clean. $950/mo. Call( 904) 766-0851 or (904)568-5544. 3 BR/2.5BA TOWNHOME STONEY C REEK CONDO Available 10/1. $1200/mo. Call (904 8 60 Homes-Unfurnished CUTE, NEWLY RENOVATED on island, 3BR/2BA, great condition, large fenced yard, carport, storage room & g reen house. Available to see now. For r ent Oct 1. One year lease. $1100/mo. + $1100 sec. dep. (904 2BR/1BA PIRATES WOOD Yulee. Community pool, detached garage, boat ramp. $800/mo. + $750 deposit. Call (386 3 BR/2BA 1 700 sq ft, central island, on cul-de-sac, fireplace, 2 car garage. Service animals only. $1600/mo. + util. (904 VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. c om f or the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company N ICE 3BR/2BA C hester Rd., Yulee. CH&A, $1095/mo + $1095 sec dep. Avail 9/20. ALSO other rentals available on island, 1-3BR. (904 2BR/1BA HOME for rent, Hwy 17 in Yulee. $850/mo. + $850 deposit. Call (904 861 Vacation Rentals O CEANVIEW 3 BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office E XECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office s pace from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call( 904)753-4179. 8 52 Mobile Homes Y ULEE 3 BR rent to own DW $ 995/mo. Newly remodeled, water & sewer included. Coming available soon a 3BR/1.5BA SW. Call (904 S TATIONARY RVS f or rent weekly o r monthly. Call (904 SINGLEWIDE 2BR/2BA on 1 acre. Large front & back porches. $750/mo. + deposit. 1 year lease. No smoking. R ef. required. Call (904 AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ m o. All utilities included. (904 5577. 8 54 Rooms ROOM FOR RENT close to beach. Utilities included. Partly furnished. $400/mo. + deposit. Call (904 5977. 855 Apartments F urnished WATERFRONT 1BR, furnished except for bed, private, cozy, close to shopping. Available 10/1 or sooner. (904 AT BEACH Sm effic $145 wk/$575 m o. 1BR $225 wk/$895 mo. Inc utils. ALSO 2/1 duplex on S. 14th $265 wk/ $1095 mo, lg yard, inc utils. 261-5034 809 Lots HIGHLAND DUNES Beautiful house lot. Set up for full basement/in-law apt. Private backyard. Asking $99,000. C all (508 REAL ESTATE R ENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted SEEKING FEMALE to share house in Yulee. I have a dog. Must like dogs. $400/mo. Call (904 ROOM FOR RENT for mature f emale, responsible professional. (904 3 10-6310 8 08 Off Island/Yulee OPEN HOUSE Saturday, 9/13/14 & 9 /20/14, 1pm-4pm. 33107 Sunny Parke Circle, 4BR/4BA, 3413 sq. ft. home in Flora Parke. Find The News-Leaderon the World Wide Web www.fbnewsleader.com Read the news, e-mail the staff, check the classifieds, or subscribe to Floridas Oldest Weekly Newspaper! 8 51 Roommate Wanted R ECREATION 704 Recreation Vehicles 1994 SOUTHWIND 33.5 ft. Everything in good condition. Asking $9,995/ OBO. Call (904 REAL ESTATE S ALES 8 04 Amelia Island Homes O LDER HOUSE f or sale by owner. 1 32 S. 13th St., Fernandina Beach. Asking $70,000. Call (904 806 Waterfront W aterfront Homes & Lots Call ( 904) 261 for information. C.H. Lasserre, Realtor.