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Path Forward by train? MARY MA GUIRE News-Leader There is a plan to put people living in Nassau County on a commuter train to Jacksonville. In the year 2040, maybe.For $7 billion, per haps. The North Florida Transportation Planning Or ganization (TPO announced last week its long-range transit plan for a six-county region, including Nassau. It is called the Path Forward 2040 and it outlines, with prices, new routes for trains and buses, new or expanded roadways and trails for walking and biking that area residents said they want 26 years from now. T o do all the pr ojects, TPO of fi cials said they would need $27 billion, but they only have $7 billion. So, they had to whittle the list. Theres a focus on trains and buses, and that disappointed a small group of local residents who came to see the TPO plan Thursday at the American Beach Community Center. They want to hop on bicycles and were looking for the plan to include more trails. One man in the audience was surprised to hear about commuter rail. Are we talking about getting on a train? he said. Y es, came this of ficial response: CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 78 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 26, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS PATH Continued on 3A WORKING MAN $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................7B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O BITUARIES ...........................................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: 6806 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 H igher property taxes in Nassau County are a done deal. Nassau County C ommissioners approved a tax hike at their meeting Monday in a 3-2 vote. It is the first increase in seven years and it is expected to bring in an additional $6.1 million. B ut the board needed $12 million to balance the countys $167 million annu-a l operating budget and needed to get creative to take care of business. I nstead, they decided to launch fisc al 2014-15 on Oct. 1 by asking prope rty owners for more cash, which t heyll mix with project cuts to roadways, infrastructure improvements and equipment. Commissioners also are reaching into reserves and using almost $5.5 million collected in the one-cent sales tax to cover day-to-day expenses. H ere is the vote: Walter Jr. Boatright: Yes. Pat Edwards: Yes. Danny Leeper: Yes. Steve Kelley: No. Barry Holloway: No. T he tax increase calls for a raise of one mill. This is a raise of $1 for every $ 1,000 of taxable property value. The countywide millage rate is 6.5670. There is an additional Municipal Service Tax for property owners in the unincorporated areas of Nassau County of 1.6694 mills. These rates do not include other t axing bodies such as municipalities and the school board, which levy their own taxes. Several people stepped to the podium to ask commissioners to consider o ther options. Y ulee resident John Burling suggested a higher sales tax. ax on what you consume and not County OKs first tax hike in 7 years SUBMITTED A Civilian Conser vation Corps worker is honor ed at Higgins Lake, Mich. Friends of Fort Clinch are raising funds to purchase a monument to honor the role of the CCC in building our local state park. Mor e on how to honor the legacy of the CCC at For t Clinch, 7A. TAX Continued on 3A SIN PERRY N ews-Leader A Yulee man arrested for child pornography was not fired from the YMCA in 2012 for inappr opriate con duct with children, a spokesperson said Wednesday. er e having to be ver y car e ful about what we can and cannot r elease a bout Mr. Clarks employment, said M ichelle Moor e, vice pr esident of mar k eting and communications for the First Coast YMCA, but she stressed, Ther e was never any criminal behavior The YMCA issued a statement Thursday after noon that said: Mr Clark s termination from the Y was u nrelated to any incidents involving children. At no time during Mr. Clarks employment did YMCA staf f witness any criminal behavior involving Mr. C lark and children at the Y, or receive a ny complaints of such behavior. B ecause the Y is a mandatory reporting agency, we would have immediately r e por t ed any criminal behavior to the pr oper authorities. (Full statement, 3A.) Documents fr om the federal case show that while Clark, 21, was fired for an unrelated incident, he was admonished at least twice for inap-p ropriate conduct with children as early as September 2011 and YMCA employees inter v iewed r e cently by law enforcement officers said he favored YMCA disputes firing scenario Admonished for be ha vior with boys, but not a crime CLARK Continued on 3A A UTUMN SCENE TED GRIFFIN/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER T ake a walk this fall past the morning glories in Egans Creek Greenway as local photographer Ted Griffin did Sunday morning. You might not recognize this unusual island view, but its on the Gr e enway between Jasmine and Atlantic. Cool temperatur e s and fewer mosquitoes make this a perfect time to walk the Greenway. S cholarship f und to help sis t er k ee p her pr omise HEA THER A PERRY News-Leader E E v er since her little sister Nicole was diagnosed w ith epilepsy at age 5, Jade Burling s goal has been to become a neurologist and find a cure for the disease. When nine-year -old Nicole tragically dr owned in the family s pool on Labor Day that goal took on a new ur gency and friends of the family came together to set up a scholarship fund to help 15-year -old Jade r each h er goal. My main reasons when she first started having s eizur es was I wanted to insur e that she would never have to stop doing what she loved because of (the epilepsy). I wanted to make sur e that whatever she did, she could do it to its fullest and now Im doing it so no other family has to go through what weve been going through. More determined than ever to keep her promise to h er little sister, Jade is unfazed by the 12-year timeline t o become a neurologist. With a 3.75 GPA, she is active i n community ser vice and dedicated to her school work. Raised in a family of enthusiastic FSU fans, she and Nicole used to always watch the FSU football games together. Ill probably end up attending there. Ive had my eyes opened to Duke University and other ones that would be better in the neur ology field, but FSU is my primary one. Her leisur e activities include r unning and hanging out with her friends but that pastime will be dif fer ent now that Nicole is gone because Jade shared a very special bond with her little sister. Everyone that knew Nicole adored her. She tried to act like us. She wanted to be older. She was six years younger than us so it was funny sometimes. She would go outside with us and follow us ar ound and she would watch movies with us. She really enjoyed our company and we enjoyed hers, a lot. Family friend, Kim Richar dson, whose son is friends with Jade, said, Nicole was like a little sister to all of Jades friends because Jade wanted her around and let her hang out with them. Richardson said whenever Jade would go away for a sleepover, shed come home to find a note on her nightstand from Nicole telling her she missed and loved her. Jade tried in vain to save her sister that tragic day, using CPR shed lear ned in school, but it was not to be. e think she may have had a seizure and fell into the pool, said Jade. Nicole s seizures were infrequent and she had no war ning of when they were going to happen. Her neurologist told us that if she continued to have them when she grew into an adult that she might be able to tell when they were going to happen, said Lori Burling, Nicoles mother, whose main concern was how her daughter would manage when she star ted HEA THER A. PERR Y/NEWS-LEADER Jade Burling holds a picture of her sister Nicole beside a lemon tree the family planted after her accidental dr owning on Labor Day BURLING Continued on 3A


More than 170 members of the Fernandina Beach Local #2836 raised $7,587 during the annual Fill the Boot drive last month to benefit children and adults af fected by muscle dis ease throughout the Fernandina Beach area. For six decades, firefighters have fueled MDAs mission to find treatments and cures for life-thr eatening muscle dis eases, and this years Fernandina Beach Fill the Boot results are a perfect example of the true dedication Fernandina Beach Local #2836 has toward suppor ting the families we serve, said Lauren Herringdine, executive director. ere grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who provide life-saving help that will fund r esear ch, advocate for children and adults af fected by muscle disease, and rally our community to fight back. Funds raised through 2014 Fernandina Beach Fill the Boot event held Aug. 15, 22 and 29 will help support MDAs programs of worldwide r esear ch, specialized health care services, and day-to-day suppor t which includes sending childr en affected by muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp at Camp Suwannee in Dowling Park. As the Muscular Dystr ophy Associations largest national sponsor the IAFF fuels MDA mission to find tr eatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases. In 2013, more than 100,000 firefighters participated in Fill the Boot events across the country and raised $26.2 million. 2A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 26, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W illiam R. Bailey Sr. Mr. William R. Bill Bailey, Sr., age 75, h usband of Sally, father of Miriam, Bill Jr. and Kim, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Thursday morning, September 25, 2014 at the Warner Center for Caring at Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach. H is family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00-7:00 pm at Oxley-Heard. F uneral services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 28th at the First P resbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach with the Reverend Dr. Wain Wesberry, Senior Pastor and the Reverend Dr. Doug Ganyo, Associate Pastor, officiating. His family will receive friends, following t he service, in Jim Thomas Hall. Mr. Bailey will be laid to rest in Bosque B ello Cemetery. Please share his Life Legacy at w Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors E loise Casey Bowers M rs. Eloise Casey Bowers, age 92, of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away peace-f ully on Wednesday afternoon at the Life Care Center of Hilliard, FL. B orn in St. Marys, GA, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Casey. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1938. She moved to Fernandina Beach following her marriage to Herbert M. Bowers in 1943, after his service in the United States Coast Guard d uring WW II. M rs. Bowers was a member of the M emorial United Methodist Church of Fernandina where she was an active member of the Iva Lee Hamilton Cir c le and the Edna S. Ward Bible Class. She was a charter member of the Magnolia Garden Club and enjoyed gardening and working with her flowers; especially growing Sweet P eas at her family home at 29 South 3rd S tr eet; which is now 29 South. She was a l ongtime member of the Womans Club of Fernandina Beach and was an avid Bridge player playing r e gularly with the T wo T able Gr o up. Following 63 years of marriage, Mrs. Bowerss husband, Herbert, passed away on May 11, 2006. She is also preceded ind eath by a grandson, Phillip Godwin, who p assed away in May of 1987. M rs. Bowers leaves behind, her son, Herbert C. Herb Bowers and his wife, Louise, Charlotte, NC, her daughter Annette Bowers Godwin and her husband, Lee, Fernandina Beach, FL, a sister, Car oline Feldtmose, Ridgewood, NJ, grand children, David Godwin (Hilarie B owers, Cheryl Bowers, Brian Bowers ( Nicole), great grandchildren, Hayley G odwin, Carter Bowers and a great great grandson, Hayden Godwin. Funeral ser v ices will be at 3:00 pm on Satur day, September 27, 2014 from the graveside in Bosque Bello Cemetery, with Rever end Dr ew W e seman, of f iciating. Mrs. Bowerss family will receive friends following the service at a reception to be held in the Maxwell Hall of the MemorialU nited Methodist Church of Fernandina Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu tions may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32205 or to the Memorial United Methodist Church of Fernandina, 601 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. P lease shar e her Life Legacy at www .oxleyhear Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Cynthia Melissa Greene Mrs. Cynthia Cindy Melissa Gr eene, age 59, formerly of Fernandina Beach, passed away at the W ar ner Center for Caring at Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach. Born in Lake City, FL, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mildred Cordova ONeal. As a young child, Cindy gr ew up in the Lake Forest section of the Nor thside of Jacksonville. She was a member of the Class of 1973 at Ribault Senior High School. Cindy married Michael Edward Greene Sr. in the early 1980s. Cindy had worked for the Nassau County Clerk of Courts as a Systems Administrator for a pproximately 12 years. Her husband, Mike, had been a firefighter for the City of F ernandina Beach as well as the Fire Chief for Nassau County Fire and Rescue for m any years. Her husband passed away in 2007. Cindy was a lifelong member of the Mormon faith and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Fernandina Beach. She enjoyed SEC Gator football, reading, road trips, any time spent with her grandchildren and her Chihuahua Sugah. Cindy leaves behind, three sons, Jon D ech and his wife, Clara, Yulee, FL, Michael Greene Jr. and his wife, Vicki, Jacksonville, FL, David Greene and his wife Gidget, Yulee, seven grandchildren, Shelby, Aaron, Joshua, Jacob, Jessica, Kevin, Michael Jr. and many partners in Christ to include lifelong friends, Debbie Keiter and Brenda Miley. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am t oday, Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2800 South 14th Street, Fernandina Beach, with Bishop Tony LiCausi, Presiding. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Bosque Bello Cemetery. Her family received friends on Thursday from 5:00-7:00 pm at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. P lease share her Life Legacy at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors D awn P. Hines M rs. Dawn P. Hines, age 79, of Amelia Island, FL passed away on Wednesday evening, September 17, 2014 at the Warner Center for Caring at Baptist Medical Center on Amelia Island. B orn in Watertown, New York, she was t he eldest of three children a nd only daughter born to t he late Harold Sterling and C ar m en Lingenfelter Powell. Being raised in Jefferson County, she was a graduate of W atertown High School. Upon completing high school, she enrolled at Good SamaritanN ursing School. In 1953, s he married a young Army O f f icer, Richard Aden Hines, and settled into the life of an Ar my wife at For t Devens, MA. After active duty her husband contin ued his service with the Army National Guard, while joining the Hatfield account-i ng firm, and the newlyweds settled in H ar tfor d. During the ensuing years, Mrs. H ines raised their two children in various New England cities and states before settling in Jamestown, RI. After raising their childr en, she worked in the Jamestown Public Schools and as an Administrative Assistant to the Headmaster at St. Geor ge s School, Newport, RI. Her husband passed a way in 2010, and in 2011, she came to N or th Florida, settling on Amelia Island to b e near her children. Mrs. Hines was a lifelong animal lover and advocate, was pr oud of her conser v a tive par ty af filiation and ser v ice and will be remembered as a loyal friend. She enjoyed enter taining, decorating, ar ts and crafts, and most recently, Mahjong. S he was of the Episcopal faith and after s ettling on Amelia Island became a con g r e gant of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, whose fellowship and suppor t were dear to her thr oughout her days. Mrs. Hines leaves behind her son, David Hines and his wife Stephanie, Pensacola, FL, her daughter, Tracey Verrier, Fernandina Beach, FL, son in law, David Verrier, Jamestown, RI, two brothers, David Powell, Boerne, TX, Mark Powell, Buckeye, AZ, two grandsons, Matthew and Luke Verrier, Jamestown, RI, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral ser vices will be at 10:00 am on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1530 Lake Parke Dr., Fernandina Beach with Reverend Father Brad Cunningham, officiating. Her family will receive friends following the ser vice at a r eception to be held from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Cumberland Room at Ospr ey V illage Mrs. Hines will be laid to r est with her husband in Jacksonville National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Mrs Hines honor may be made to either Army Emergency Relief at, The Nassau H umane Society at or to the Holy Trinity Anglican C hurch of Fernandina Beach. Please share her Life Legacy and leave y our memories and condolences at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors G len Kale Glen Ross Kale of Bloomington, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2 014 at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House at the age of 78. Ross was born in Monroe County on September 30, 1935. He was the son of Glen R. and Opal P. (May Kale. He was married to Sharon (Binkley 60 years. Ross worked with May Construction, Harding C ogswell Stone Company, K & S Grocery, and he retired as a Sergeant with the Indiana University Police Department after 15 years of service. After moving to Florida he came back to the area to work with the Bloomington Police in the parking enforcement department. Ross enjoyed reading mysteries and list ening to music but especially liked rock and roll. He was hardworking and meticu-l ous in maintaining his possessions. When i t came to food, Rosss favorite kind of pie w as two kinds, hot and cold. His family was t he world to him and he loved them deeply. H e was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joy Naylor. Ross is survived by his wife, Sharon Kale; childr en, Brian Kale (Nancy Greenwood, Julie May (JoeB loomington, Lori Kale of Fernandina B each, FL, Kevin Kale (Sarah I ndianapolis, Christine Arnold (Kevin B loomington, and Kari Kennedy ( Randy) of Fer n andina Beach, FL; grandchildren, Jason, Sean, Bradley, and Matthew Kale, Michael May, Zane Kale, Dylan and Kamr on Arnold, Jaden and Bailey Hastings, and Owen Kennedy; great-grandchildren, Evan Kale, Gage and Hannah Kale, Ava Kale and Alexus May; and sister, MeridaV oyles (Harold) of Fernandina Beach, FL. F uneral services will be held at Chandler F uneral Home in Ellettsville today Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Gar y Clogston of f iciating. Burial is to follow at Clear Cr eek Cemeter y Friends visited with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00. V isit to share cond olences, memories and mor e with the f amily. Chandler Funeral Home, Ellettsville, Ind. Errica Patrice Waye The funeral ser vice for Er rica Patrice Waye will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, S eptember 27, 2014 at the R iver of Praise W orship C enter, 83410 St. Mark Drive, Yulee, Fla. The visitation will be held fr om 5-7:00 pm tonight, Friday, September 26, at the chur ch. Inter ment will be in Bosque Bello Cemetery. P lease sign the family guest book at w ww F unerals by T.S. Warden, Jacksonville DEA TH NOTICES Funeral services for Barbara Elaine Bea Griffiths, 65, Fernandina Beach, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church of Fer nandina Beach. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mrs. Andr ea Lucas Parker, 85, Amelia Island, died on Satur day Sept. 20, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Friday, Sept. 26, at St. Peters Episcopal Church. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mrs. Emma Shutyak, 97, Kingsland, Ga., for merly of Fer nandina Beach, died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. A memorial ser vice will be held 1:30 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 12 at the Eagles Aerie in St. Mar ys, Ga. Green Pine Funeral Home OBITUARIES 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. The NewsLeader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All adver tising is subject to the approval of the publisher The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. City firefighters raise $7,587 for MDA Stroke program coming to Nassau Rehabilitation experts from Brooks and the YMCA of Floridas First Coast teamed up in 2009 to offer an individualized and supervised exercise program for stroke survivors. The program has been so successful t hat they extended the model to include survivors of brain injury and those living with Parkinsons Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. The program has grown from one location and 25 participants in 2009 to 142 participants in nine locations today. B rooks Rehabilitation and the McArthur Family YMCA are pleased to now offer both Stroke and Parkinsons Wellness at a 10th location in Nassau County. The Brooks Rehabilitation Wellness Program originated in May 2009 as a c all to action from Trevor Paris, MD, Stroke Medical Director of Brooks Rehabilitation, to fill a major gap in community services by extending the continuum of c are for persons who had suff ered a stroke. Brooks Rehabilitation committed to f illing this community need by partnering with the YMCA of Floridas First Coast to utilize their existing facilities. As the only pro-g ram of its kind in the area, it provides an ongoing support s ystem for survivors to stay active and maintain a healthy l ifestyle. Community stroke survivors or those living with Parkinsons Disease must first get a prescription for a o ne-time physical therapy e valuation fr om their physi c ian. A physical therapist at the Brooks Rehabilitation outpatient clinic in Amelia Island will complete a thor ough evaluation and develop an individualized exercise program. The exercise pro-g ram is completed with s uper vision on Mondays, W ednesdays and Fridays at the McArthur YMCA. Parkinson s W e llness takes place fr om 10 a.m.-noon and Stroke Wellness from 1-4 p.m. Participants do not need to have been a BrooksR ehabilitation patient for prev ious therapy to join the prog ram. Orange Park program par t icipant, Dr Richar d B ultman was one of many who has benefited. To my great dismay, I suffered a sudden stroke in 2011. I was fortunate that Brooks Rehab was in town because after five weeks of inpatient therapy and three months of outpatient physical therapy, I was walking with assistance and had regained probably 5 0 percent of my strength a nd balance. I was told to try j oining the Brooks Stroke Wellness Program at the local YMCA. I cant stress enough the difference this program has made in my life as well as so many others Ive met and joined in therap y. I was able to return to w ork and drive a car. It has o ffered me hope for continual improvement, said Bultman. Earlier this year, the Brooks Rehabilitation Stroke Wellness Program was among 10 pr ograms fr om acr oss the countr y named a P rogram of Excellence by t he Hospital Charitable S ervices Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcar e The 10 programs were commended for exceptional work in setting new standar ds for giving back to their communities in s ustainable ways. Each winn ing program was presented w ith a $10,000 investment toward their growth. T o learn more about the Brooks Rehabilitation Stroke Wellness Program, visit www .br ookshealth.or g /pr o gramsser vice/str oke-wellness. WEEKLY UPDATE U U n n i i t t e e d d W W a a y y k k i i c c k k o o f f f f United Way of Northeast Florida will host its 2014 Community Campaign kick o ff on Wednesday, Oct. 22 fr om 8-9:30 a.m. at Omni Amelia Island Plantation resort, 39 Beach Lagoon Road. Please RSVP to 3903215 or nassau-kickof f. S S A A L L r r a a f f f f l l e e The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 54 Fernandina Beach is holding a raffle for gifts cards in the amount of $300, $150 and $50. Tickets are $1 each. Each ticket gives you a chance at one of the prizes. The drawing will be held Oct. 1. Buy tickets at the Post, located at Third and Gum streets. K K i i d d s s n n i i g g h h t t o o u u t t Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Thir d St., will host a Dance/Gymnastics Party fr om 6-9 p.m. tonight. Par ents can dr op off their kids and enjoy a night out. The kids nights are always a blast and the profit will go to the dance company for convention expenses. Fee is $25. For infor mation email beanschoolofdance@yahoo.c om. R R i i b b d d i i n n n n e e r r Tonight at American Legion Post 54, Big Red will serve barbecue ribs, potato salad and baked beans for an $8 donation fr om 5:30-7 p.m. The Post is located at 626 S. Thir d St., Fer nandina Beach. D D r r u u g g T T a a k k e e B B a a c c k k The Nassau Alcohol Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition (NACDAC partnership with the Fer nandina Beach Police Department and the Nassau County Sherif f s Office, will support the DEA and the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 27. Nassau County has two permanent drop box locations to collect unwanted, unused and expir ed pr escrip tion medications: the lobby of the Fer nandina Beach Police Depar tment, 1525 Lime St., and the lobby of the Nassau County Sheriff Of fice, 76001 Bobby Moor e, Cir cle, Yulee. Pet medicat ions also ar e accepted. Y Y K K i i d d s s T T r r i i The YMCA will host the Y Kids Tri 2014 in Fernandina at 4 p.m. Sept. 27 in Fernandina Beach. This family-fun event is open to childr en, ages 4 to 11, and will feature swimming, biking and r unning. After the triathlon, ther e will be a pancake par ty for the entire family. The cost is $25 and includes the race, pancake party, an event T-shirt and a medal for each par ticipant. For information and to register your child, call 261-1080 or visit www.firstcoast ymca.or g/branch/mcar thur G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gar y W Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 7 and 9. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. Contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 V isit www A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r s s W W a a l l k k The Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group and the Council on Aging Nassau are gearing up for the Walk to End Alzheimers, set for Nov 8 in Jacksonville. The local team will hold a fundraiser and awar eness event at Chilis in Yulee on Sept. 29. Ten percent of all purchases that day (with a pr esenting voucher) will be donated to the Alzheimers Association. Vouchers will be available at the door All donations from the event will be cr edited to the local team. To register go to walk. For information contact Debra Domb-kowski, Adult Day Health-car e super visor at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., at 261-0701, ext. 113. V isit I cant stress enough t he difference this program has made in my life as well as so many others Ive met and joined in therapy. I was able t o return to work a nd drive a car. It h as offered me hope f or continual i mprovement D R. RICHARD BULTMAN


driving or went off to college. Its not like you see on TV, where you just stare off into space, said DJ Burling, h er father. She could swim like a fish. We taught her that w hen she was 3 because of the pool. It all happened in less than a minute. So we just want other parents to know that even if your child is an excellent swimmer, just dont l eave them unattended, even for a minute because it only t akes a split second, said Lori Burling. She was never allowed in the pool unattended. She had to sit in the chair and wait till one of us came out. She couldnt even take a shower or a bath without the door open a little. Jade said she might go out for cheer next year because N icole cheered for Emma Love Hardee, where shea ttended school. Id do it for Nicole. Im never going to give up on her and Im never going to give up on this, she said of her goal to become a neurologist and research epilepsy in memory of her sister. The Nicole Burling Memorial Scholarship Fund has been set up at First Coast C ommunity Bank. Donations may be made at either theA melia Concourse branch in Yulee, 463719 SR 200, or the Fernandina Beach branch, 1750 South 14th St. Call 2774400 for either branch. BURLING Continued from 1A young boys. At question is whether the YMCA should have reported those concerns to relevant a gencies such as the state Department of Children and Families. Florida has the nations strictest mandatory reporting requirements for child and elder abuse. Social workers who fail to report such a buse can be held criminally liable. But the rules are specific and relate to crimes, suspected crimes or other behav iors that qualify as abuse. Did Clarks inappropriate conduct at the Yulee Y meet the legal definition of abuse that should have been reported. The Y says not. The safety of children in our care is our primary conc ern, and it is our policy to complete thorough background screenings on all YMCA staff and volunteers, the Y statement read. All of Mr. Clarks background s creenings came back clear of a ny records. Please be assured that the Y takes our obligation to report child abuse and neglect of any kind very seriously DCF spokesman John Harrell reiterated Thursday that anyone who suspects c hildren are being abused or n eglected is required to r eport it to the Florida Abuse Hotline by phone or online (see box As to what constitutes abuse, Harrell said it is anytime someone suspects a childi s being hurt. There is a reason why t hese laws were put in place, said Harrell. Ever y one r e members the Penn State case from a few years ago. People shouldnt just assume someone else is going to report something. C lark went on to work partt ime for the Boys & Girls Club i n Fernandina Beach starting in fall 2013. That agency said last week it had no idea of his past issues because he did not list the YMCA job on hisr esume or mention it in any inter views, accor ding to S hannon Perry, president of t he Boys & Girls Club of N ortheast Florida. Clark also passed numerous backgr o und screenings, including with the DCF and Florida Department of Law Enfor cement, Per r y added. Nicholas Clark went thr ough that scr eening pr ocess f or the Boys & Girls Club and t here was nothing there. And t hat is a pr o blem, Per r y said earlier this week. According to evidence at Clarks detention hearing Sept. 18 in federal court in Jacksonville, Defendant was admonished for inappropriate c ontact with children in S eptember 2011 while work i ng at the YMCA. He was directed not to let children sit on his lap and not to have outof-agency contact with children. In January 2012, Defendant was admonishedabout paying extra attention to male campers and paying special interest to particular campers. Defendant was terminated from the YMCA in May 2012 for an incident unrelated to the September 2011r eprimand. However, the government document continues, YMCA colleagues were interviewed recently by law enforcement officers, and they indicated in substance that Defendant favored boys at the fifth grade level, and even after having been admonished, continued to allow children to sit on his lap. C lark, who also advertised h is babysitting services on the Internet and volunteered at ar e a chur c hes, was ordered held without bail at the hearing based on his flight risk and danger to the community ... Defendant is eligible for detent ion because he has been c harged with a crime of viol ence, filings from the case read. Clark was ar r ested Sept. 11 at his residence, accused of engaging in an instant mes sage conversation with a sus pect in London, Ontario in Canada, wherein Clarkr eceived and distributed i mages of a minor engaging in s exually explicit conduct. A forensic examination of Clarks computer revealed additional images of child por nography Google sear ch ter ms such as young boys on cam and teen boy sex asw ell as remnants of chats using a nother messaging service discussing a preference for young and little boys, the federal complaint stated. If he is found guilty, Clark faces a mandatory prison sentence of five to 40 years on e ach offense charged. Itll open up the job market. A woman in the audience who swung around in her chair t o make this point to a fellow attendee: Its for the people that still work. The small crowd laughed. Most of them said they are retired and spend time riding bicycles along the Amelia Island Trail. Joe Stephenson, executive director of the Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Commission, said commuter trains will be importantt o the regions future. Or, we can keep paving the s tate and have a meeting about where to paint the stripes, said S tephenson. Bikes are not going to help (ease congestion). TPO officials spent two years and $1.5 million to come up with a long-range transit plan. They have to do it. Its a f ederal requirement to qualify f or federal transportation funding. T he TPO created the 2035 Plan in 2009. Earlier this year, the TPO asked residents from Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Putnam, Clay and Baker counties what they wanted to include. P eople in Nassau focused on trails. Why did they ask us if they werent going to do it? said Amelia Island resident Brad Reese, 57, who moved here from Atlanta. Officials said the county is slated to receive almost $2 million for trails from the Florida Department of Transportation ( FDOT) in 2016-17. It takes time, but weve h eard the message, said Chief T ransportation Planner J eanette Berk, who is a consultant for the TPO. Berk also told the audience that staff at the Nassau County Commission was very organ-i zed. Peter and Taco are doing a mazing work and far ahead of t he other counties, said Berk, referring to the countys Growth Management Director Peter King and Senior Planner Taco Pope. Commissioner Danny Leeper serves on the TPO b oard and Public Works Director Scott Herring serves o n a technical committee. I think long-range planning is important, said Amelia Island resident Mike Pikula. e cant let this go or we wont be ready in 30 to 40 years. Dan Groth, 66, said he moved to the island 10 years ago from Ohio and said he was s urprised by the money that is going into regional transportat ion. Wow, said Groth. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 26, 2014 NEWS News-Leader S S c c h h o o l l a a r r s s h h i i p p f f u u n n d d The Nicole Burling Memorial Scholarship Fund has been set up at First Coast Community Bank. Donations can be made at either the Amelia Concourse branch in Yulee, 463719 SR 2 00, or the Fernandina Beach branch, 1750 South 14th St. Call 277-4400 for either branch. BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCHCelebrating Homecoming53 YearsSPECIALGUEST:Mechelle NelsonHOMECOMINGMESSAGE:John Kasper,Senior Pastor of Blackrock Baptist ChurchSunday, September 28th at 10:30amService will be followed by dinner. Hope to see you there!! REQUESTFOR QUALIFICATIONSThe City of Fernandina Beach will receive sealed Request for Qualifications no later than 10:00 am, October 17, 2014 for the following: RFQ 14-101 PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN The documents and specifications are available to download from the City of Fernandina Beach website, www Questions regarding the RFQ can be directed in writing to Marshall McCrary,Deputy City Manager,at dmccrary@fbfl.or g. CITYOF FERNANDINABEACH 204 ASH STREET FERNANDINABEACH, FL32034 on what you own, said Burling. Spr ead the pain ar o und. Fernandina Beach resident Mimi Vitale thought it was time to freeze salaries and cut over-t ime pay to firefighters. County e mployees ar e up for a 2.5 per c ent pay raise and the county has budgeted $1.6 million for over t ime pay for Fir e Rescue. The county has paid $1.5 mil lion in overtime for Fire Rescue workers through Sept. 5. Do you all know? she said. Several commissioners bobbed their heads up and down. Y ulee resident David OKeefe said hes retired, on a fixed income and can t af f or d to pay higher taxes. Fernandina Beach resident Michele Kling suggested ridding the county of excess real estate. Anything we can sell? said K ling. T hese comments did not inspir e the boar d to change course. Commissioners took this same vote on Sept. 11 during the first public hearing. State statute requires two. T AX Continued from 1A CLARK Continued from 1A PATH Continued from 1A W W h h a a t t t t h h e e Y Y s s a a i i d d The YMCAof Floridas First Coast issued the following statement Thursday in response to the arrest of Nicholas Mitko Clark and his employment at the Yulee YMCA: We have cooperated, and will continue to cooperate, with the authorities in their investigation of Nicholas Clark. Our employment records show Mr. Clark was a group l eader for our Nassau County Youth Development program from April 2011 to May 2012. M r. Clarks termination from the Ywas unrelated to any incidents involving children. At no time during Mr. Clarks employment did YMCAstaff witness any criminal behavior involving Mr. Clark and children at the Y, or receive any complaints of such behavior. Because the Yis a mandatory reporting agency, we would have immediately reported any criminal behavior to the proper authorities. T he safety of children in our care is our primary concern, and it is our policy to complete thorough background s creenings on all YMCAstaff and volunteers. All of Mr. Clarks background screenings came back clear of any records. Please be assured that the Ytakes our obligation to report child abuse and neglect of any kind very seriously. Our thoughts and prayers are with any children or families that may have been involved in these allegations. We e ncourage any of our members, parents, or community members that have questions or concerns to speak with us a bout the measures we take to keep children safe at the YMCA. H H o o w w t t o o r r e e p p o o r r t t c c h h i i l l d d a a b b u u s s e e Reports of child abuse should be made to the Florida D epartment of Children and Families (DCFAbuse reports can be made through the DCF statewide hotline (1-800-96ABUSE) or through the DCF website. Everyone in Florida is a mandated reporter but some people are professionally mandated reporters. For example, social workers, medical and mental health profession-a ls, teachers and other school officials must give their names and occupation or place of business when calling. Child abuse by parents, caregivers, other adults and juvenile sex offenders should be reported to DCFs statewide hotline. Failure to report child abuse to DCF is a third degree felony. 1303 JASMINE STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 Needs volunteers to help Nassau Countyfamilieswho need food, shelter and basic necessities. 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I discovered one of our l ocal trivia nights along about the time I started feeling that I might be a pproaching intellectual adequacy. Y ou know how it goes. When we first started out, people told us to listen and learn. After all, we were just kids. If we were smart, thats exactly what we did. We watched the silverbacks to s ee how they did it, and then figured out how we could do i t better. After a while, we began to realize that all that listening paid off. We knew what we were doing and could offer a fresh look or a new solution to an old problem. I t wasnt all smooth sailing, though. There are things t hat knocked us back, things that made us reevaluate who we were and what we weredoing. I suppose we can now shake our heads wisely and explain how one particular knock was really a blessing in disguise. When we reached emerit us stage, we once again begin to feel comfortable and safe with the vast amount of k nowledge we have accumul ated. And that knowledge is n ot necessarily limited to our p rofessions. It doesnt matter whether w e were rocket surgeons or parents who raised children. We have all accumulated an impressive body of knowle dge that covers a broad s pectrum of subjects not nece ssarily related to how we p ut food on the table or t aught children how to be human beings. Thats why trivia i s so inviting. We can f inally use that fount of useless information we have gathered over the preceding decades. Its suddenly import ant to know what the Morton Salt logo looks like o r what two sportscasters have been with ESPN since 1979. There are several trivia nights in the area and each one has its band of dedicated followers who would not d ream of attending a different trivia contest. I have d ecided that we choose a particular night because our friends go there and we can answer enough of the questions so we dont embarrass ourselves in front of them. I m not quite sure how we became such fans of Trivia Night with Angie at the Salty Pelican, but thats where youll find us most W ednesdays at 7 p.m. Trivia A ngie, as she likes to be c alled, is Island Events and E ntertainment, Inc., and she h osts trivia nights all over the area. Angie selects the ques tions for each night, and they c over the entire spectrum from Auburn University and a lligators to zygotes and Zoroaster. Challenge her at your own peril. While she encourages us to challenge one of her answers, she can cite chapter and verse to show us that shes right and w ere not. She knows her stuff, and we are hard p ressed to keep up with her. Andrew and I long ago devised a division of labor when it came to tests of our general knowledge. He takes the history and geography questions and I take the lead o n arts and letters, as well as general fluff and silliness. A int it great to be good at something? We did quite well the first couple of Wednesday nights. And yes, we congratulated ourselves on our vast store of knowledge and the teamw ork it took to come up with all of those correct answers. T hen we started missing questions. It took us a couple of trivia nights to figure out why, and the reason was even more humbling than the wrong answers were.W hen Angie says its a history question, we automatically go back to the 18th century and beyond. When she finally asks the question, i s about something that h appened in the s. The 1 970s. Why, thats not histor y the 1970s happened just l ast week! I remember it well! I know the dates for the Battle of Hastings, the signi ng of the Magna Carta, and maybe the Volstead Act that u shered in prohibition, but I havent a clue about when Lyndon Johnson introduced us to the Great Society or when New Coke was introduced. As if it werent bad e nough to realize that history has crept up on me, arts a nd letters have also migrated. I can remember Howdy Doody (can you hear the music?) and Ming the Merciless, but questions about Seinfeld or Cheers stump me. I felt somewhat v indicated the night everyone agreed that, while the c orrect answer was Blossom, people who had watched that show had spent too much time in front of the TV. Trivia Angie is a kind person, though. She sprinkles Trivia Night with questions f rom subjects and decades we recognize. Yes, I know w ho Emile Daimler was and what car is named after his daughter. Andrew knows that John Q. Adams was the first president to wear long pants, and we both workedo n naming the countries that make up the United Arab Emirates. And some nights, just to prove that I am not totally i gnorant about American s ports, I offer a witty and a ccurate comment on our p erformance that night. We s tunk up the place. And just what is Wile E. Coyote s middle name, anyway? 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WHERE: Grace Community Church 9 6038 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 LesterT rainers$ $ 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! Another lesson in humility Gluten free? But maybe full of junk Florida News Connection TALLAHASSEE As more f ood choices labeled glutenfree show up on store shelvesa cross the state, some people are warning that it doesnt autom atically mean its a healthy choice. Mary Waldner, founder of Marys Gone Crackers, welcomed more options for those w ho have celiac disease, like herself. But she said the labelm ay blur the line for consumers when it comes to nutrition, as m any gluten-free foods are loaded with sugar and fat to improve their taste. I think so many gluten-free companies, they dont care w hats in the food, said Waldner. I see it as an opport unity to look at our food and see whats in it, and not replace i t with gluten-free junk. The gluten-free industry is n ow said to be worth more than $23 billion annually, with salesu p more than 16 percent over the last year, according to N ielsen surveys. Gluten-free is often characterized as a diet trend, but according to Waldner, its here to stay, whether or not food c hoices are made because of a doctors note. She added thatb ecause of the new gluten awareness, the public is learning t hat decades of eating processed foods come at a cost. Our guts are in bad shape, said Waldner. Were eating such highly-refined foods. Weve b een doing damage to our digestive system, and I think wheat isa very hard thing to digest. According to the Celiac D isease Foundation, celiac disease is one of the worlds most common genetic autoimmune disorders, affecting about 1 percent of the population. F our in custody for home invasion Community Newspapers F our men allegedly i nvolved in a home invasion in Callahan are in custody. W illiam Anderson Atwater 19, was appr ehended Sept. 16, the same day the home invasion occur r ed and shots wer e reportedly fired inside the resi dence in the 540100 block of L em T urner Road. A twater was charged with home invasion with a firear m and aggravated batter y using a deadly weapon and booked into the Nassau County Jail. Justin Matthew Hack, 19, was arrested Sept. 17 and char ged with home invasion with a firearm and aggravated battery using a deadly weapon. Br yan Christopher Grigg, 2 4, and Cody Shane T rantham, 18, were arrested Sept. 18. Grigg wasc harged with h ome invasion w ith a firearm, aggravated assault using a deadly weapon, possession of a con trolled substance and p ossession of less than 20 g rams of marijuana. T rantham was charged with home invasion robbery, possession of a contr o lled substance and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. All four men are from C allahan. S herif f Bill Leeper named G rigg as the intruder who allegedly fired shots at the homeowner Following Atwater s ar r est at the scene last week, the other thr ee men allegedly drove away from the homeo wners residence in a red P ontiac. A twater reportedly told detectives he and the other men wer e looking for money and dr ugs. Grigg T rantham Hack


S S t t o o r r y y t t e e l l l l i i n n g g The Friends of the Library want to thank everyone who contributed to making the First Annual Stor ytelling Slam last Friday a great success. The evening kicked of f with a won derful social get together with delicious hors doeuvres provided by Lulu s Restaurant sup plemented with W ines by Steve, platters from Harris Teeter and various home-made tasty bites fr om volunteers a gr eat star t to a fun-filled evening. The fascinating tales spun by the five story tellers, Kevin McCar thy Ron Kurtz, Arlene Filkof f, Yvette Thomas and Able Rae, were deliciously different and when the voting took place it was a ver y close r un vote as the variety of tales had differing appeals. Kevin and Ron told local tales of endurance, deceit fulness and drama, Yvette wove a beautifully r omantic story, and Ables told of her awesome experience on a moonlit island beach. Arlene Filkoff had the audience r oaring with laughter throughout her tale, incorrectly attributing her success as she took First Place win to a pity vote for her black eye! Par ticular thanks go to David Fitzgerald, Lulus Restaurant, Steve Razskin, Harris Teeter, St. Peters and the Amelia Island Museum of History for their contributions to the success of the evening, also the Florida Humanities Council and Caren Neile who was our excellent facilitator for the evening. Very special thanks go to the many dedicated volunteers (too many to mention by name) who devoted count less hours to ensuring the evening s success, and the fab ulous standing-r oom-only audi ence of enthusiastic and generous library supporters. What a wonderful community effort to support our library! Many thanks to you all from the Friends of the Librar y Jennifer Harrison Friends of the Librar y NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACHNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing is scheduled for W ednesday October 8, 2014 a t5:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers,204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach,Florida to c onsider the following applications: V OLUNT ARY ANNEXA TION, FUTURE LAND USE & ZONING MAP CHANGE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH PAB CASE# 2014-16 AVOLUNTARY ANNEXATION REQUEST FOR 1.30 ACRES IDENTIFIED AS PARCEL 00-00-31-1800-0237-0071 LOCATED AT 1505 S.14TH STREET AND FUTURE LAND USE AND ZONING CHANGE REQUEST FROM NASSAU COUNTY COMMERCIAL LAND USE/ COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE (CITO GENERAL COMMERCIAL LAND USE/ C-2 ZONING. LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TEXT AMENDMENTS CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH PAB CASE # 2014-17, LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (LDCTEXT AMENDMENTS UPDATING CHAPTER 1,SECTION 1.07.00 DEFINITIONS; CHAPTER 4 SECTIONS 4.01.01 T OADD MIXED USE TO THE MU-1 ZONING,4.02.01 (JAND 4.02.03 (3ATING REFERENCES,4.02.03 (AADDING ENCROACHMENT ALLOWANCES FOR OPEN AIR BALCONIES, 4.02.03 (EANDARDS FOR MU-1 AND C-1 FRONT AND SIDE YARD SETBACKS,4.04.04 (HADDING STREET LIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBDIVISIONS,AND MODIFYING ALL OF SECTION 4.05.00 LANDSCAPING,BUFFERS,AND TREE PROTECTION; AND CHAPTER 11, SECTION 11.08.04 SPECIFIC PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF TREE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS.Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be heard as to the advisability of any action,which may be considered. Any persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this program or activity should contact 3103100,TTY 711,(TTY number for all City offices) or through the Florida Relay Service at 711 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodation. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD/COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH HEARING,S/HE WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Copies of the applications may be inspected in the office of the Community Development Department,City Hall,204 Ash Street,between the hoursof 8:00 AM 5:00 PM,Monday through Friday.For information on the application,please contact thePlanning Department at 310-3135. 6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK K K e e e e p p u u p p w w i i t t h h l l o o c c a a l l n n e e w w s s e e v v e e n n w w h h e e n n y y o o u u a a r r e e n n o o t t a a t t h h o o m m e e . S S u u b b s s c c i i r r b b e e t t o o y y o o u u r r L L O O C C A A L L n n e e w w s s s s o o u u r r c c e e o o n n l l i i n n e e 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 Why be near, when you can be here!WEEKLY SPECIALSM M e e x x i i M M o o n n d d a a y y s s Mexican food and drink specials all day long. Cheap Taco, Margarita, and Corona Specials from 4-8PM. T T e e a a c c h h e e r r T T u u e e s s d d a a y y s s Teacher appreciation night every Tuesday from 4-8 PM. Bring in your teacher ID and receive 1/2 off your entire bill. ( this is for the teachers bill only and excludes any other discounted items such as happy hour drinks) P P a a s s t t a a P P a a r r t t y y W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y Homemade pasta dishes all night long starting at 4PM B B O O G G O O P P i i z z z z a a T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y s s Buy one get one FREE one topping pizza of equal or lesser value 5-8 PM P P r r i i m m e e R R i i b b F F r r i i d d a a y y s s $15 Prime Rib from 5-8 PM C C a a r r i i b b b b e e a a n n I I s s l l a a n n d d H H o o p p p p i i n n g g S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y s s Join as we explore the Caribbean every Saturday, we will feature one Caribbean Island and have both food and drink specials from that island all day. C C o o m m f f o o r r t t S S u u n n d d a a y y s s Enjoy great southern hospitality and food every Sunday all day.Open7days 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!MondayFriday-5-7SundayThursday-2-6 I n the annals of our countrys great military history there are very few examples, let alone articles, books, studies in our primary and secondary educat ional institutions, regarding our women veterans who heard thec all, stepped up and served right next to our GIs of every war a nd conflict. These ladies, young and older, wives, mothers, sisters, career or volunteer, made decisions, served with gallantry and honor, changing the course of history that we know today. What is truly unconsciona ble is that only a few of the many volumes that should and c ould have been written about their service, decorations, caring, healing, gallantry, dedication, suffering, sacrifice, shoulder to shoulder, feet slogging in the same mud and blood as our male ranks, witnessed the same h orrors of war and even the giving of their lives has not been a ccurately documented, recorded, published or presented to justify their high water mark in our history books and the freed oms we all enjoy today. Join me in a short walk through the military timeline of these unheralded heroines, who gave so much without r eceiving the recognition deserving theirs tation of service. It is beyond a ny reasoning today that accur ate records do not exist to truly d ocument just how many of these brave ladies served, what decorations they earned or may have earned, where they served and, most importantly, what after-effects they may have suff ered and continue to suffer t oday. T here are many women who s erved starting with our own Civil War: Sarah Edmonds joined the Union Ar my to fight for her country by disguising herself as a man named Frank Thompson for thr ee years and served as a nurse and Union s py until being detected as a w oman Cathay Williams was the first African American female to enlist in the Union Army as William Cathay. She survived smallpox and other illnesses to fight for her countr y Dr Mary E. Walker volunteered for the Union Army as ac ivilian nurse, since the army had no female surgeons. She gallantly cr o ssed open battle fields to treat wounded soldiers and civilians and was captured, ar r ested as a spy and impris oned. She was later r eleased in exchange and went on tosupervise orphanages and become aw riter. She is the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in the Civil W a r. There are many other women who served on both sides of the Civil War and there are some records that verify that more than 60 women were killed or wounded on the battlefield in that conflict and many mor e that wer e undocumented. In the Spanish American W ar: Ellen T ower was the first U.S. Army nurse to die on foreign soil along with 21 other Ar my nurses. In World War I: Of more than 3 00 Army nurses serving in France, 111 were killed and did not return. In addition, 22 Navy women Yeomen, 27 Navy Nurse Corps women and more than 50 women in military intelligence and the Red Cross also perished. In World War II: any military w omen had expanded MOSs from the last war. They not only served in the Womens Army Corps as administrative support, but as pilots training others in f light school, testing aircraft and f errying planes overseas. One s uch female military pilot was Lt. Reba Whittle, who was shot d own over Germany in 1944 flying an air evac mission, was captured, interred in a prison camp and, while wounded herself performed nursing duties for theo ther prisoners in the camp. She was flying over 40 missions at t he time of her capture and was awarded the Silver Star, Air M edal and Purple Heart among other decorations. The Army Nursing Corps was greatly expanded with hospital and aide stations estab-l ished in many parts of the w orld. One of the many har d s hips that our military women endured was being captured by the enemy and spending years in prison camps under hor rible conditions. Many lost their lives and hundreds were wounded. The Korean War: By this p oint in early 1950, almost a mill ion women had pr eviously worn t he uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces in WWII, but now the ranks wer e ver y low When the flag stopped waving and Johnny came marching home again, G.I. Jane was left out in left field without a ball game and sent backh ome to the kitchens of A merica. The Great War was o ver and there was no place in the military for women! The buzz at that time was demobilization and out pr ocessing and it went quicker than a chow line in basic training at dinnertime! These same women had been prisoners of war been w ounded, flew planes, planned s trategies, nursed the casualties a nd died for this countr y Some visionaries had the good sense to keep some of our female personnel active though and for a premonitory reason along came the Korean War, where we lost over 50,000 A merican lives, in a country we n ever hear d of, in a conflict called by a new term, a limited war . Long befor e MASH became a popular and longrunning TV series in the 80s, M ASH units became a harsh reality in Korea, and of the more than 200 Army MASH nurses in country, 19 did not return home. In Vietnam: After one of the most futile conflicts in history of war, we were scorned by flag burners and by our own citiz ens. The reaction of the American people left an indelible image on most of our men and women for a lifetime. To make things worse for our women s erving in country, side by side w ith all of us, there is little a ccountable data available to document statistics on women w ho were injured or killed. Many suffer today with the same medical and mental health issues the men do, but in many cases there is limited or non-e xistent supportive documentation. There were over 500 W ACs stationed in Vietnam, more than 600 women Marines a nd Airmen, more than 6,000 Army, Navy and Air Force nurses and untold numbers of Red Cross, Special Services and Civil Service women stationed in-c ountry during the course of t he conflict. W e had one pris o ner of war in the Hanoi Hilton for 3 1/2 years and several dozen MIA s to date unaccount ed for 67 U.S. Militar y women perished in Vietnam. Currently there are 2.2 million women veterans in thisc ountry. Approximately 55 perc ent of all r eturning women vete rans require some form of treatment. Women veterans are now the fastest gr o wing gr o up being ser ved by V A related services. There isnt enough space here in this article to properlye xpress the Thank You For Y our Service ladies, from a g rateful nation. Thank you for the privilege of serving alongside you! Mer e wor d s ar e not enough. For mor e infor m ation on women in the services, handson VA services and referral, please contact VV A Chapter 1 088 at 904-330-4679 or visit our w ebsite at www We c ar e about our sister veterans. W e would like to hear from you regarding your own veterans interest topics and comments. To learn more about Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088, becoming a Member, an A ssociate Member, general inform ation or just being a par t of our community service for Nassau County please visit our website at or call us at (904 Women veterans: Our legacy of unsung heroines F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 26, 2014 OPINION News-Leader VETERANS VOICE D D e e d d i i c c a a t t e e d d t t o o v v e e t t e e r r a a n n s s o o f f a a l l l l e e r r a a s s J J O O H H N N S S C C H H E E R R E E R R Volumes could have been written about their service, decorations, caring, healing, gallantry, dedication, suffering, sacrifice. COMMUNITY THANKS


BENJAMIN FAURE Park Manager F ort Clinch State Park T he history at Fort Clinch State Park is rich f r om the native Timucuan Indians in 1100 AD t hrough centuries of exploration, war and growth to the present day award-winning Florida State Park. All of these periods are significant, and have been preserved thanks to the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps program, also known as the CCC. Friends of For t Clinch State Park, a 501(c Citizen Support Organization, is currently seeking d onations and sponsors to purchase and erect a statu e to honor the Civilian Conser vation Corps pr o g ram. About the Civilian Conservation Corps: During the period of the Great Depression (19331943), the CCC was developed under the New Deal era of President Franklin D Roosevelt. The new pr ogram was designed to pr ovide jobs for young men and relief for families who had difficulty f inding employment, while at the same time implem enting one of the lar gest conser vation pr ograms i n the United States. During its nine-year existence, 2.5 million young men participated in the CCC program nationwide. This creative program provided them with shelter, clothing, and food, together with a small wage of $30 a month of which $25 was sent home to suppor t their family. Members of the CCC planted nearly 3 b illion trees to help reforest America, constructed m or e than 800 parks nationwide and upgraded m any state parks, updated for e st fir e fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways in remote areas throughout the U.S. Role of the CCC in Florida State Parks: Although the Florida Legislature authorized the creation of a state park system in 1925, development of the soon to be Florida State Parks did not takep lace until the Gr eat Depression of the 1930s and t he development of federal New Deal programs to c reate the impetus for the formation of the Florida State Park system. Nine of Floridas First State Parks were developed by the hard work of the CCC including: Florida Caverns, Fort Clinch, Highlands Hammock,H illsborough River, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch, Myakka River, Oleno, Ravine Gardens & Torreya S tate Parks. Each of the sites was selected for its u nique and irreplaceable natural and cultural r esources. By 1941, 99 buildings had been constructed in these parks. By 1942, all of the CCC camps in Florida wer e closed because of W o rld W a r II. State park development came to a halt and did not advance for another decade. Between 1937 and 1942 CCC Company 1420 worked at Fort Clinch State Park constructing them useum, river campgr ound and park r oads. Many o f the job assignments involved performing heavy physical labor and primitive tools compared to today s standar d s. One of the most physically gr uel ing tasks per for m ed at For t Clinch was the removal of over 10,000 cubic yards of sand and debris which had blown into the for t itself after being abandoned for many years. While this may seem like a significant amount of work, imagine using nothing but shovels and wheelbar rows to complete these jobs! W ithout the hard work and dedication of the Civilian Conservation Corps Program and its members, For t Clinch State Park might not exist today Friends of For t Clinch State Park is seeking donations and sponsors to help support the purchase and placement of a monument to educate park visitors about the Civilian Conservations Corps role in developing Fort Clinch State Park and their significant contribution to preserving the site forf uture generations to enjoy. If you are interested in donating towards this program, please contact the park at 277-7233 or visit the park s website online at www and click on additional infor mation. Honor the legacy of the CCC at Fort Clinch We just returned from a weeklong family vacation to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. I wish wed had longer. The wilds of Wyoming are a honey-coated feast for the five senses. From minute to m inute, mile by mile, theres always something to put a hitch in your heartbeat or to permeate y our soul with awe. It is said the eyes are the gateway to the soul. Any doubt of mine was erased on a chilly night in the countryside near the little town of West Yellowstone. Just before we went to Wyoming, intense solar activity triggered the aurora borealis, the otherworldly display of n octurnal luminosity called the northern lights. We stood a chance of seeing them in W yoming in the right spot. At a delightful caf where we had supper our first evening there, the owners told us there was a place outside of town thats a good place to stargaze. We bundled up and headed out and soon found the spot. We pulled off the road and got out. The sight we saw instantly had us gaping l ike small children. The night sky encircled us from horizon to horizon in all directions like an o bsidian bowl turned upside down. We saw no northern lights that almost holy evening but this is what we did see. The Milky Way, normally just a faint blur to most of us, sprawled glittering across the firmament as if some force had taken every diamond in the universe, pulverized them into a fine powder and then airb rushed them in an endless banner across the heavens. The constellations, so vivid in their intensity, seemed to march through the sky even as we watched. Several flaming meteors streaked above us trailing yellow tails of fire. T he whole scene was visually addicting and nearly impossib le to tear ourselves away from and leave when it was time. The sense of hearing is also in for a special treat there. The deep silence purges the mind of the ripr ap of constant daily noise, calms it and leaves it as open a s an empty vessel to be refilled with nourishment of a rare and delicious kind. The sound of a waterfall tumbling hundreds of feet into a river or gorge initially sounds like a steady roar. But once your hearing becomes accustomed to it, your ears begin to dial into the falls other voices, the undercurrent of individu al pops, bubbles and hisses. The gentle swirling sound of the tumbled water rushing a cross the rocky bottom, the almost human voice that murmurs, Im here, stand and behold. And all this enveloped by a quietness thats almost palpable. Lodgepole pines, spruces and firs fill the air with evergreen perfume. Although perhaps it sounds trite, the smell of it reminded me of a C hristmas tree lot in the winter. When I wanted more, I stopped to pinch off small bits of needles and tender branch tips that I crushed between my fingers to release the spicy fragrance. And everywhere the aroma of moss and lichen and layers of dried needles and cones on the ground around us. I longed to b reathe in and capture enough of it to make it last the rest of the trip. I treated my tastebuds, perhaps foolishly but so what, to sips of cold, clear water rushing across the smooth stones of mountain springs. Its purity graced my tongue with a silvery sensation that the processed domestic water we drink sorely lacks. Even the so-called spring water we buy in volumes at t he store doesnt come close. I savored the taste of buffalo and elk served piping hot and a p roperly bloody medium rare and couldnt get my fill. The last item has been on my bucket list for ages. One day, I summoned all my courage, stripped down to my swim shorts and wallowed in a frigid clear water creek rushing from a mountainside. The initial icy bite of the w ater was intimidating in its intensity but after a few moments, my body adjusted to it and my s kin rejoiced at the bone jarring freshness of it. I dared not tarry in it more than a couple of minutes but it left my body with a sensation imprinted on it like a second skin. Our bodies are blessed with five senses. They binge day after day on the fast food of commonality. It is a rare pleasure when we can a t last treat them to a feast. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 26, 2014 OPINION News-Leader A feast for the five senses H elp the Friends of For t Clinch pur chase a monument to honor the r ole of the Civilian ConservationC orps at Fort C linch State Park. Call the park at 2777233 or visit www.floridastateparks.or g/ fortclinch and click on additional infor-m ation. SUBMITTED F LORIDA S O LDEST W EEKLY N EWSPAPER E STABLISHEDIN 1854 The News-Leader is published with pride weekly for the people of Nassau County by Community Newspapers, Inc., Athens, Georgia. We believe that strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to the truth, integrity, quality and hard work. F OY R. M ALOY J R ., P UBLISHER M ICHAEL P ARNELL E DITOR M IKE H ANKINS A DVERTISING D IRECTOR R OBERT F IEGE P RODUCTION D IRECTOR B OB T IMPE C IRCULATION D IRECTOR A NGELINE M UDD B USINESS O FFICE M ANAGER S I P E RRY A S SISTANT E D ITOR B ETH J ONES S PORTS E DITOR D INK N E S MITH P RESIDENT T OM W OOD C HAIRMAN C UP OF JOE Joe Palmer E E l l e e c c t t i i o o n n A few comments on the coming events and what might be ahead. In less than two months, the voters will have a chance to elect two new commissioners. Elections in Nassau County have been made easy for registered voters who decide to vote (and those that don t should r emember: If you fail to vote, do not complain.). V oting is not per fect or easy, educated citizens make the best voters but the need and dedication sometimes isnt there. Educated voters learn and study and decide what they believe is the best individual. It takes time and effort to find out what the candidater eally believes and what he/she will do for the job. Many voters will not try and lear n the real agendas and will listen to what the candidate preaches and only have their own agendas in running for the positions. We all need to ask each candidate questions about cur r ent issues and listen carefully to their response. For us in Fer nandina, we have seen inconsistencies, not making decisions or making the wr ong one, i.e., giving back money which was for an approved project losing a 2 percent loan, $160,000 payment made, and cutting other uses of this money now asking for a $35 million loan to do some of the same projects. By ignoring the opening of Alachua to Front Street to gain developments in a blighted ar ea. On this issue, there could be those waiting to put their money and ideas in this area. I believe this will become known in the future and we as citizens should be asking why this opening is opposed when the tax dollars would be a huge benefit to all of Fer nandina. This ar ea could become an answer to Fernandinas problems, by getting the monetary benefits, it could and would enhance the waterfront park development. Another issue that is getting some attention now is the water fr ont park project that was approved many years ago by the then city commissioners only to be r ejected by some of the cur rent commissioners. Now, after many years of not doing anything, it was revised and brought back by an individual. The original plan is still con sidered the best plan, and some changes have been suggested. My one objection to the r evised plan is the additional cost of the water fountain when you ar e looking at the river in the background. It would be a very expensive addition, which by the way was in the original plan but pulled out by the committee because of the cost. Several of our candidates have positive visions and concr ete plans plus the deter mination of making Fernandina a city of going forward not backward. On the issue of increasing the terms from three years to four years my vote is no! Some will say we would have mor e consistency The answer could be true if we the voters elect the best candidates who will work for the good of this city and ensur e our futur e. Now is the final and important comment. How many of you, our registered voters, will do so on Nov. 4. Our past record of only 10-20 percent that do vote is not what is needed. Your vote does c ount! V ote Nov 4! John P. Megna Fer nandina Beach O O f f f f e e n n d d e e d d I really take offense at the recent letter to the editor that blamed President Bush for everything. Although he did cause Hur ricane Katrina to hit New Orleans and left Obama with an economic mess that couldn t be cor rected with six years of new economic growth policies, he could not have been responsible for many of the misfortunes the writer attributed to him. The Obamacare rollout wasnt Bushs fault. I r ead the WSJ and watch MSNBC news and know that both those organizations ar e ver y car eful to craft their news r eporting to present all the news thats fit to print and would never not report a story just because it might not fit their agenda (as suggested by some unnamed radio talk show hosts or news shows that are presented for enter tainment only with no r eal ef for t to be fair and balanced). I am also an avid r eader of People magazine because everyone knows that keeping up with the Kar dashians and other celebrities is very important in our personal lives. After all, anyone who can por tray multiple personalities on film or on TV must be intelligent enough to testify befor e congr ess on the dangers of systemic pesticide residuals in apple juice even if it contradicts scientist who only have PhDs in biochemistr y or Doctor Jenny McCarthy, whose knowledge of pediatric immunology questions 75 years of science. For our childrens sake, its safer to not vaccinate any kids rather thanr un the (less than 0.01 percent) risk of severe vaccine reaction. The recent TB, measles, mumps and diptheria outbr eaks cannot be fr om lack of vac cinations or allowing undocumented permanent visitors from Third World countries to bring in diseases that weve eliminated in the U.S. 50 years ago. But per haps these pr oblems, too, are also Bushs fault like climate change, the rise of ISIS, bank failures and crackpots with fir ear ms. While Im on a rant, I miss the days when David Brinkley Chet Huntley and good ole W alter Cr onkite decided for us what we needed to know about news. All this constant harping by radio talk show hosts and TV enter tainment news shows about things that may have happened or could happen ar e r eally getting on my ner ves. I have to play golf all the time to get my mind of f the nation s pr oblems! Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001. It could have been worse; one plane failed to hit the capitol building so only airline passengers died. Only four people died in the Benghazi attack. Ambassador Stevens could have left if he didn t feel safe. The thr ee ex-Seals/contractors who were killed were very well paid volunteers. Two reporters were beheaded. We have lots more reporters in dangerous places; who would miss them and it s not like ISIS is an American problem? The r epor ts on Benghazi that wer e r epor ted being vetted by Mrs. Clintons chief of staff and prime assistant will probably turn up on a desk in 2017 after elections just like the papers from Rose Law Firm that were subpoenaed. Also, it has to be coincidence that emails on Lois Ler ner s and five other Obama supporters in the IRS wer e lost in simultaneous har d drive crashes with no backup (as r equired by federal law). At any rate, its over, its done, and at this point, what does it r eally matter? Jim Hicks Fernandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE RICK MCKEE/THE AUGUSTA (GA.


COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER26, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8ARe lax, our travel agent has us coveredEven after all He did, we refuse to trust the Lord our God, who goes before us looking for the best places to camp, guiding us by a pillar of fire at night and a pillar of cloud by day. When we travel, we almost always consult a travel agent to assist us with finding the best route, aircraft and accommodations. They have more information and better access to see the full picture of what we want to accomplish. It just makes sense for us to benefit from their expertise. Like a travel agent, the Lord knows the best route, transportation method and accommodations for our journey. He precedes us to search out the way we should go and where He wants us to settle for the night. He orders our steps with great wisdom, for He first checks out the path we are to take. After everything he has done to demonstrate His care and concern for our every need, we would think our lack of trust in God would get pretty tiresome to Him. Our travel agent and we should show mutual respect for each other. They know what our standards are, what we r equire and expect. They have worked with us long enough to perceive and anticipate what will make us happy. We do not question our travel agent's arrangements because it is their job to keep us coming back as happy clients. As our Father who made us, He knows what we need and enjoy. God did not spare Jesus to ensure we would have eternal life; therefore, He will withhold nothing we need. We refuse to question Him even when we misunderstand the decision He has made for us. He has never been wrong, so why concern ourselves since His concern is us. We do not have a pillar of fire or a cloud to lead us but we do have the Holy Ghost with us. We trust His navigation more than any fire or cloud. His spirit working with our recreated spirits will never lead us in any way that is contrary to the word or displeasing to the Father. We are the body of Christ. And will never believe His Father would ever do anything to jeopardize or hinder His Son's body, us, His family. The problem may be that we still don't know who we r eally are. Our travel agent has us covered. Relax. The family of Sis. Ira Mae Cribb expresses the gratitude they feel in their hearts for the support and comfort their family and friends gave to them during their hours of bereavement. Blessings to each of you. Birthday wishes to Betty Veal, Betty W ilson, Joanne baker, Taylor Sanders, Stephanie Way, Leon Cribb, Kim Rainey, Michael Mitchell, Emory Wingard II, Romel Green and Tina Johnson. First Missionary Baptist Church was blessed with the presence of Brother Richard Cook in service Sunday morning. He was able to return and speak to his church family. Illness kept him away for a while. The church was also blessed with the presence of Pastor and Sis. Bolden's oldest son, Garron Howard, and his son of two months. They were there celebrating Grandparents Day. The Boldens' first grandson and their first Grandparents Day. God has done great things. To Him be glory and honor. NOW AND THENM aybelle Ki rkland F ALL FESTIVITIES 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 Bewretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.James 4:9-10 IIt may seem odd that the very first of the beatitudes bestows a blessing on the poor in spirit and promises that the kingdom of heaven is theirs (Matthew 5:3). Should we not seek spiritual riches rather than spiritual poverty? One chapter later we are told to store up treasure in heaven, for "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21). The blessing for the poor in spirit is not meant to denigrate spiritual treasures but rather to elevate the spirit of poverty and humility. Jesus says repeatedly that he did not come to call those who arealready saved, but rather to save the lost. The healthy do not need a doctor, but the sick do. We would do well to re member herethat the scribes and Pharisees were paradigms of virtue, rich in spirit and proud of their piety,but, didn't seem to need or heed Jesus's message. Jesus had vastly more to offer the weeping adulteress who was thrown at His feet than he did to her accusers. And He had more respect for the impoverished widow who humbly put her two small coins in the temple treasury than the wealthy who made a show of putting in larger amounts. God loves the poor, and those who are poor in spirit even more, so we should count it a blessing when we are feeling lowly and humbled. Blessed are the Poor in Spirit Mr. and Mrs. KirkusK K i i r r k k u u s s B B a a t t t t e e n nDonna Lea Batten and Michael Eugene Kirkus were married at 1 p.m. Sept. 6, 2014, on the beautiful banks of Lofton Creek at the Everett and Ollie Cook residence with Brandi Nierenberg Blair officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jack and Cheryl Holton of Hilliard and the late Jerry Ray Millner. The groom is the son of Joy Kirkus of Yulee and the late Noah Kirkus. The bride has two children, Ciara Chapman and Cheyenne Carroll; the groom's children are Michael and Kristin Kirkus. Following a honeymoon in Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas, and the Florida WEDDINGKeys, the couple is residing in Yulee. ARTISTS AT WORKSUBMITTED PHOTOSY oung artists at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy take art classes each week. Art is an enrichment program for all grades that integrates different components in learning. Art is used to praise God and connect children to their academic curriculum for growth and achievement. The academy is located on the First Baptist Church campus, 1600 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach. Call 491-5664. What's in your wallet? This question has been used in TV commercials and was a catch phrase for a while. But before all the attention, it was used by one of Nassau's late community leaders, Tom Martin. As Anne Martin, Tom's daughter states, "My father always said that there were two documents everyone should have in their wallet: A library card and a voter registration card. Your library card is a passport to the world. ... Pop felt strongly that a library served as the pulse center of the community and r eflected its identity. We are so lucky to have a library system that provides a vast array of services." So, stop by your local Nassau County Public Library branch and check out a book, e-book, music, movies, use the Internet and 52 online databases, get career information and online help with r esumes, genealogy information, programs for all ages, and yes, in addition to a library card, you can register to vote or apply for a passport. For information visit or your local branch: Bryceville, 7280 Motes Road; Callahan, 450077 SR 200, Suite 15;; Fernandina Beach, 25 N. Fourth St.; Hilliard, 15821 CR 108; and Yulee, FSCJ/Nassau Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd. Call 548-4857. Is a library card in your wallet? P P a a s s s s p p o o r r t t D D a a y yThe Fernandina Beach library, 25 N. Fourth St., will celebrate Passport Day with extended hours for application processing Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring ID such as your Florida driver’s license; evidence of citizenship, such as your birth certificate; and two checks for payment. Staff also can take the photographs. Passport fees are paid to the U.S. Department of State; the $25 facility fee is for processing the application. All forms are available at the library. Visit or Call 277-7365. Z Z o o m m b b i i e e s s n n e e e e d d e e d dIn partnership with the city of Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation Department, NACDAC is putting on a haunted house, "Nightmares on Elm Street". On Oct. 24 and 25 from 710 p.m. they will turn the Peck Center into a haunted house filled with rooms based on people's worst fears and nightmares. This adventure will require a lot of youth and adult volunteers. NACDAC is looking for about 40-50 adults to help with various activities. They are asking for volunteers to assist with everything from costume and make-up to actual dressup parts (for those of you who might have always wanted to be a zombie). If you would like to help, email Kerrie Albert at and indicate which dates you are available and in what capacity you would like to serve. A volunteer committee meeting will be held on Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St.F F a a l l l l F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l lSpringhill Baptist Church will host its annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Bring the entire family and enjoy an evening of food, games, prizes and activities for the entire family. All the games are free and hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks will be offered at low prices. Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the church food pantry as admittance to the event. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Springhill Baptist Church is located at 941017 Old Nassauville Road, Fernandina Beach. Call 261-4741 for information.H H a a u u n n t t e e d d t t r r a a i i l l s sStay'N Country Ranch, 96125 Blackrock Road, Yulee, will host a Halloween event Oct. 24 and 25 from 6-9 p.m. with haunted walking trails, wagon rides and costume contests by age group; 5-under, 610 and 11-15 with categories of Scariest, Funniest and Best Overall. The Stay'N Connected Barn and animals will be in full decor. Reservations appreciated. Call 322-9739 to learn more. Visit www.stayncountry H a a l l l l o o w w e e e e n n p p a a r r t t y yThe Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach will host itsannual Halloween Lunch/Card/Game Party on Oct. 30 at the clubhouse, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. Any game can be played: cards, mahjongg, chess, scrabble, checkers, dominos you get the idea! Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $15 per person. The club will need lots of desserts and snacks, so please let them know what you will donate and to sign up for reserved tables. Homemade desserts would be awesome, or if you would like to sponsor someone else baking a dessert, donate $5 or more to provide a dessert. Costumes welcomed. Contact person Joanne Helenbrook at 277-8244 or The Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization consisting of volunteers and whose main goal is to support many projects within the community with an emphasis on local schools. Its fundraisers throughout the year enable the club to provide funding for the projects. Lifelong Learning courses still open for registrationJACKSONVILLE It's not too late to register for FSCJ Center for Lifelong Learning classes at the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center. Classes are held at the Amelia Island Plantation, St. Peter's Episcopal Church and the FSCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center. Fall term classes include Spanish for Busy People II, Henry IV-Part 2, Fernandina's Golden Age, How to use a Digital Camera, Image Editing for Digital Photographers, Soup du Jour and I Turned on the Computer ... Now What? The registration fee for classes is $50, except How to Use a Digital Camera, which is $40. Costs of materials (books, etc.) vary by class. Register and pay at Contact the center at 548-4432, 76346 W illiam Burgess Blvd.,Yulee. Vo lunteers needed for 2014 tax season The Nassau County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is looking for volunteers for the 2014 tax season. The VITA program (a Real$ense Prosperity Campaign and United Way Initiative) provides free electronic and paper income tax filing assistance for low to moderate income and elderly tax filers. The program has been in place for more than 10 years in Nassau County and files over 500 returns each year for eligible taxpayers. If you have a financial background, tax preparation experience or have several years of filing your own tax r eturn using commercially available computer software, the program could use your help. V olunteers will be provided with IRS study material, tax preparation software, tax publications and must pass IRS certification tests. Preparing and filing of tax forms will start in late January and run through April 15 at The Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 4-8 p.m. Study material, software and publications will become available in November and training will occur in early December. If you would like to be a part of this community program, please contact Genece Minshew at gminshew@ or 491-0185.


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Nassau County is represented b y four public high schools in Callahan (West Nassau), Hilliard (Hilliard MiddleS enior), Fernandina Beach (FBHS the ever-expanding Yulee area (Yulee H igh). These schools say a lot about who we are as a county. With my 17th anniversary just past, I have grown to admire the civic pride that these high schools generate. I was readi ng a four-year college grad percentage quote in North Carolina recently, and then umber is 26 percent. It proves that the majority of Americans alma mater is t heir local high school. Which brings us to the third Ben Byrns Runway Rally Saturday at 8 a.m., hosted at the Fernandina Beach airport. A challenge was issued to all the middle a nd high schools in the county, with a prize of $500 to the school with the most p articipants in the 5K event. The winner will be announced just after the race, as t he final count will be those who show up t omorrow. Without letting the cat out of the bag, lets just say the response was huge. It ensures t hat the race will draw over 600 people, with c lose to 600 now registered (students and othe rs), and four days to go as this is written. Last years race was around 300, so the student infusion is huge. T he influence schools have can be amazing, as this exhibits. W hy the big push for middle and high school kids? To gain exposure with the t arget audience. Ben Byrns lost his life in February of 2012, at the age of 20. His parents, Ken and Laurie, want his memory to be a platform to educate young boys/men and girls/women that life is p recious. Youngsters are thrust into decision-making positions at earlier and earlie r ages. Just say no is a great tagline, but not as easy as it sounds. The Byrns f amily is courageous enough to say their son made a choice that took him f rom them, and they want to heighten awareness that it can happen to other families. There are organizations doing work in prevention on a variety of fronts in our c ommunities. However the personalizing of a tragedy helps to drive home the reali ty. Many stories go untold, but not the Ben Byrns story, as this race testifies. P arents are encouraged to come, if not to participate, but to be there for their kids who are there. It is a great time to have that difficult discussion about navigating life choices. I t is not too late to be a part of this special effort. Sponsorships, both busi-n ess and personal, are still coming in and will top $20K. This money will be infused t o educate our communities student populations to be smart and live long. The momentum is growing and we all want the best for our kids. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick K effer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about a utomobile use and ownership. KEFFER C ORNER R ickKeffer POLITICS IN BRIEF W W e e s s t t S S i i d d e e G G O O P P All Republican families are invited to attend the Westside Republican Clubs meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Hilliard C ommunity Center, 37117 Pecan St., Hilliard. N assau County Sheriff Bill Leeper will speak on Amendment 2 Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions. This amendment will be on the Nov. 4 ballot for all Florida v oters. Come enjoy fellowship, r efreshments prepared by members, good discussion and fun. C C a a n n d d i i d d a a t t e e f f o o r r u u m m s s Amelia Park neighborhood will host a city candid ate forum on Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Social H all at Holy Trinity Church on Lake Park Drive. A melia Park residents have been invited to submit quest ions to be asked of the candidates, and all candidates will be given the questions in advance to prepare their presentations t o the community. All who are vying for the two availa ble seats on the city commission in the Nov. 4 elect ion have been invited to participate. The forum is open to the public. Call 277-2664 for information. A city candidate forum is s cheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at City H all, 204 Ash St. For information, contact former mayor Susan Hardee Steger at 261-4372 or T T h h e e G G e e n n e e r r a a l l E E l l e e c c t t i i o o n n i i s s N N o o v v e e m m b b e e r r 4 4 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 . F F o o r r v v o o t t e e r r r r e e g g i i s s t t r r a a t t i i o o n n i i n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n v v i i s s i i t t v v o o t t e e . n n a a s s s s a a u u . c c o o m m . NL/PSA


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER26, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A Still unbeaten, the Yulee Middle School football team's r ecord stands at 3-0-1 with Tu esday's 14-14 tie against Charlton County. "They were a very good football team," YMSCoach Shaun Forbes said. "They were much bigger and faster than we were." The YMS Hornets took the opening drive into the end zone for an early touchdown. Antwuan Alexander fumbled the ball in the end zone and Chase Crider jumped on it for the score. Crider also converted the two-point conversion on a catch from Jaxon Crosby. "They shut us down the second and third quarters," Forbes said. "In the fourth quarter our defense created a fumble inside the 10-yard line. We marched it down 90 yards and scored in the middle of the fourth quarter." Crider caught a 34 yard pass from Crosby for the score to knot the score at 1414. "We called an onside kick on the next kickoff and recovered the ball,"Forbes said. "We got the ball all the way down to the four-yard line and ran out of time." Yu lee rushed for 170 yards and 57 yards passing. "I was very pleased with how the boys played," Forbes said. "They had us on the r opes several times and our defense created big plays to keep us in the game. Our starters showed great leadership late in the game. They kept fighting and gave us a chance to win the game, we just came up short." Y ulee hosts Trinity Middle School at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Fernandina Beach Middle School Pirates are idle next week. They host Baker County Oct. 7 for homecoming. The high school teams are both home tonight. Fernandina Beach hosts Pedro Menendez; Yulee plays host to Wolfson in a district matchup. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Amelia Island Women's Tennis Championship, a USTA Pro Circuit event, is being held through Sunday at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Main draw matches run through today, starting at 9 a.m. "This tournament is always a really exciting time for the local community,"said Sal Barbaro, director of tennis. "Tennis has always been a big part of the culture here at Amelia and we feel this tournament is a way to watch great tennis and support our community. "We do the best we can to get local businesses and our youth involved with the event. Our Wilson Kids Day, pro am and our visit to the Boys and Girls Club get our tournament players interacting with the kids and adults in such a positive and fun atmosphere. We look forward to having this tournament in the future." In addition to the tournament, Cliff Drysdale Tennis hosted the Wilson's Kid's Day Saturday. Attended by youngsters of all ages and supported by USTA, kids had the opportunity to learn techniques, skills and have fun playing tennis. On Monday, a pro-am tournament and dinner were held that gave attendees the opportunity to play with the pros, enjoy a meet-and-greet and a private dinner. The women's championship concludes with the semifinals and finals this weekend. The semifinals begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and the finals are at noon Sunday. The public is welcome with a $10 donation per ticket. For information on the tournament, contact Barbaro at or call 277-5145. For information on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit s pro tennis t ourney through Sunday at Plantation FOOT B ALLYMS Hornets tie Charlton County 14-14 G G a a m m e e d d a a y yThe Fernandina Beach High School Pirates are at home tonight with Pedro Menendez. The Yulee Hornets host W olfson in a district showdown. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. for both games. SUBMITTEDW orld Team Tennis format had the season opener last Friday night under the lights. There are six local teams competing in this always-exciting and competitive fall league. T eams meet during the next five weeks and compete in the World Team Tennis format against each other in hopes of winning the ci ty championship title. The Friday night rain kept a few of the matches from completing all six sets of play and play will continue tonight. The six lcoal teams competing th is season are The Outlaws, The Barracudas, The Slammers, The Lob-Stirs, Stine's Island Dream Team and Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Team Slammers, left, includes Carl Bazari an, Danielle Spence, Susan Davis Perry, Jessie Hiott and Ryan Deems. Team Outlaws, right, includes Mike Foley, Niciola Nichols, Barbara Welling, Brad Smith, Laura Bres ko, Paul Drayton and David Law. TEAM TENNIS The fourth annual Starting Point Golf T ournament is 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. Starting Point provides mental health and substance abuse services for children and teens, including school and home-based programs. For information on the tournament, contact chair Cherie Billings at 277-2995 or email The third annual College Gridiron Golf Classic will be Oct. 3 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. The captain's choice event benefits the Fernandina Beach High School Foundation. Box lunch and tailgate party are included. Register at 11 a.m. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. Call Durand Childers at 491-9820 or email raquelvanlennep@gmail. com. The Fernandina Beach Men's Golf Association's 33rd annual October 4 Ball tournament at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club is 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. Players must be FBMGA members. Join as a tournament member for $30. Entry forms available at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club or by emailing John Rudd at G OLF TOURNAMENTSDIG PINK PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThe Fernandina Beach High School volleyball team hosted Yulee Tuesday in the annual "Dig Pink" match with proceeds going to breast cancer awareness and research. Both teams wore pink. FBHS won in three straight.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER26, 2014 SPORTS News-LeaderYULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Sept. 26WOLFSON*7:00 Oct. 3PAXON* (HC)7:00 Oct. 10at Ribault*7:00 Oct. 17at Baker County*7:00 Oct. 24BISHOPKENNY* (SR)7:00 Oct. 30at Stanton*7:00 Nov. 7at West Nassau7:30 *District YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Oct. 2at Camden (ninth gr.)5:00 Oct. 9BAKER COUNTY6:00 Oct. 16BISHOPKENNY6:00 Oct. 23at Fernandina Beach6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Sept. 26MENENDEZ7:00 Oct. 3at Fort White*7:30 Oct. 10WESTNASSAU(HC)7:00 Oct. 17at Taylor County*7:30 Oct. 31MADISON*7:00 *District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Boys Golf Sept. 30at BK/Bolles4:00 Oct. 2YULEE4:15 Oct. 7at Episcopal/Creekside4:00 Oct. 8at Yulee4:00 Oct. 13DISTRICT9:00 Oct. 21Regional Nov. 3-5State FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V olleyball Sept. 30JACKSON*5:30/6:30 Oct. 1at Mandarin5:30/6:30 Oct. 3-4 at Bolles tourney Oct. 7BOLLES5:30/6:30 Oct. 9at Raines*5:30/6:30 Oct. 10-11 JV at Bishop Kenny tourney Oct. 14CREEKSIDE5:30/6:30 Oct. 16at Ponte Vedra5:30/6:30 Oct. 20-23 District 4-4Aat WNHS District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Oct. 2BOLLES6:00 Oct. 8at West Nassau6:00 Oct. 16at Hilliard6:00 Oct. 23YULEE6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country Sept. 27at Alligator Lake Open8:00 Oct. 4at Mustang Invitational7:30 Oct. 9Nassau County4:30 Oct. 18AMELIAINVITATIONAL8:00 Oct. 22District 3-2A Nov. 6Region 1-2 at Pensacola Nov. 15State 2Aat Tallahassee FERNANDINABEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Sept. 30Open Oct. 7BAKER COUNTY(HC)6:00 Oct. 14at Episcopal6:00 Oct. 22at Bolles5:00 YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Sept. 30TRINITYMIDDLE6:00 Oct. 7BOLLES MIDDLE6:00 Oct. 21at Callahan5:00 2014 SCHEDULES SPORTS SHORTS F F B B H H S S h h o o m m e e c c o o m m i i n n g gThe Fernandina Beach High School homecoming parade will be downtown at 4 p.m. Oct. 10. The community is invited to participate in the parade. If you or your group would be interested in being included, contact Rob Hicks at Fernandina Beach High School at 261-5714 or robert. T e e n n n n i i s s a a t t G G o o l l f f C C l l u u b bAdult and junior tennis lessons and clinics are now offered at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. Contact USPTR certified pro Susie DeMille at (954) 816-4595 or email for information.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 sThe Yulee Basketball Association registration for the 2014-15 season is now open. For information and to register visit 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.). Early registration is highly recommended as the number of athletes for tryouts and participation in the YBAis limited. Coaches and volunteers are needed. Contact 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 tThe Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and NCSO Charities are sponsoring the second annual Sheriff’s 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 area leaders while helping raise money for NCSO Charities to benefit the community. Form a four-person team for $500 or a twoperson team for $300. Sponsorships are available. For information or to sign up, contact Larry Boatwright at 548-4027 or email at lboat R u u n n w w a a y y R R a a l l l l y yThe Ben Byrns Foundation invites all runners and walkers to the third annual Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally Fundraiser. Participants can run or walk the 5K Challenge or the one-mile Fun Run. Register 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 individual My LapsTiming Chip. Register online/in-store at, online at under events tab or with paper registration at Current Running, 815 S. Eighth Street, Fernandina Beach. The funds generated from this year’s race will support local organizations that provide programs for youth to help develop a sense of self esteem and the ability to make better choices in their lives regarding drug use. V isit for information on the foundation’s mission and work with community organizations.W W o o r r k k s s h h o o p p f f o o r r l l i i b b r r a a r r y yMartial 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 self-defense 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 renovation 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. 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.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 lUpward Basketball and Cheerleading registration at First Baptist Fernandina is now open for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. There are 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. Deadline for registration is Nov. 22. This year, basketball shorts and cheerleading mock turtlenecks are included at no additional cost. Early registration (before Oct. 30) is $75. After Oct. 30, the fee is $90. First Baptist, Fernandina is located at 1600 S. Eighth St. Visit or drop by the church office during regular business hours and pick up a registration form.S S p p o o r r t t s s a a s s s s o o c c i i a a t t i i o o n nNassau County Sports Association meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609.S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s sThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. For information, contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or or visit SUBMITTEDOrganizers are gearing up for the Big Brothers Big Sisters' 19th annual Reggie Hunt Memorial Golf Classic Oct. 24. Pictured, from left, are Tom Oden, Big Brother and former advisory council chair; Larrie Beaudry, Big Brother and current advisory council chair; Rainey Crawford, BBBSNEFL area manager for Nassau County; Lee Allen, Amelia River general manager; and Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper.19 th annual Reggie Hunt Memorial Golf Classic Oct. 24 at Amelia RiverBig Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida will host the 19th annual Reggie Hunt Memorial Golf Classic Oct. 24 at the Amelia River Golf Club. The event is held annually in Nassau County in memory of W illiam Reginald Hunt Jr., a former Fernandina Beach High School student-athlete and six-year participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida in Nassau County. Big Brothers Big Sisters in Nassau County relies on private donations and community support to positively affect the lives of children facing adversity. Programs focus on academic success, positive behaviors, job readiness and more. Registration for the 19th annual Reggie Hunt Memorial Golf Classic begins at 12:30 p.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A reception with prizes will be held following the tournament, including prizes and recognition for the top three teams that raise the most money for BBBSNEFL and carry the lowest tournament net score. Former BBBS of Nassau County advisory council chairman Tom Oden has played in all previous 18 events. "Amelia River is a great venue for this event,"he said. "The course is in fine shape; the staff does a very professional job; and the prime rib dinner is fabulous. Don't miss it." Big Brothers Big Sisters in Nassau County community partners include the Nassau County Sheriff's Office and RockTenn. Corporate sponsors include First Coast Community Bank, Rayonier, W almart, Ameris Bank, Rick Keffer Jeep-Chrysler-Dodge and AlphaGraphics. "We appreciate the community coming together to support this event and our organization," said Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida Chief Executive Officer Warren Grymes. "This event keeps the light of Reggie Hunt alive. "We hope those who support the golf tournament financially and by participating on a golf team do not allow their support to end there. We are always in need of caring adults to serve as mentors to our students. There are students on our wait list who are looking for mentors. We hope this tournament will also highlight the importance of giving back and positively affecting the life of a child." For information about the 19th annual Reggie Hunt Memorial Golf Classic, to register a team or become a sponsor, contact Rainey Crawford, Nassau County area manager, at (904) 4850126 or A A b b o o u u t t R R e e g g g g i i e e H H u u n n t tHunt was a participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast program for six years as the Little Brother of Cyril Traeye. Throughout his young life, Hunt gave love and value to his family and community. He participated in the Neighborhood Youth Crime Prevention Program and received honorary awards in the Nassau County DARE program under the direction of Tommy Seagraves, former Sheriff of Nassau County. Hunt found his true calling when he began playing his most beloved sport, football. He was a lineman on the Fernandina Beach High School varsity football team and hoped to one day play in college and "put Fernandina on the map." He planned on r eturning home after his football career to give back to his community. Hunt was tragically killed in a gardening accident Aug. 10, 1996. Everyone fortunate enough to have known him has been left with a positive imprint in his or her heart. He was planning to play in a golf marathon fundraiser later that month, so in order to honor this remarkable young man, former Executive Director Chip Wood launched the initial Reggie Hunt Memorial Golf Classic to benefit the children in Nassau County who want or need a mentor. For 100 years, BBBSNEFL has provided quality mentors to deserving students in Duval and surrounding counties, supported communities through community service projects and enriched students' academic learning experience. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida's mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. V isit or call (904) 727-9797. 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ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader T T hey say boys never grow up, only the size of their toys. But in some cases the toys barely grow up either. Such would seem the case with four Fernandina Beach pilots and their tiny Cassutt 111B kit plane, built by Bruce Hammer of Michigan. Built from a 1960s design, t he plane was purchased in O ctober 2010 in Michigan by p artners Patrick Berry, Drew Hughes, J.W. Mills and David Kicklighter, who flew it down to Florida. Its now stored in a hangar at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. The aircraft was featured i n the August edition of K itplanes Magazine, i ncluding a striking cover photo of Berry flying the plane with a bright blue sky as the backdr op. At 16 feet long and 15 feet wing tip to wing tip, the plane can car r y one medium-sized pilot, but its built for Formula One-style racing. J.W. started the whole thing, Berry says. Hes our maintenance guru. He helps a l ot of people out here at the airport. Keoki Gray, F ernandina Beach flight instructor, got J.W. interested in the plane for an aerobics show, according to Berry. Keoki got the bug, Berry s ays. He found this r ed airp lane up in Michigan, and he drove up and looked at it. Everything was built except for the instrument panel. This nifty little red plane was home-built fr om a design by Tom Cassutt and can reacha top speed of about 200 mph. I s made of wood and fiberg lass with a continuous wing spar, but the fuselage is made of chemically treated fabric. It also has a 100-hp Continental motor Kit planes ar e classified experimental, which is why t hey ar e allowed to be built in h ome shops. They ar e built fr o m scratch, which means you can buy the plans, but buy, cut and put together the parts yourself. They cr eated this experi mental design thats strictly for pleasure flying, Berry says. These ar e designed by a er onautical engineers. Some guys build the planes, but ar e t r eally into flying, Berry says. Theyll spend years and years building this airplane. Then theyll fly it and want to get rid of it and build another one. s like tinkering in the g arage on a grand scale, Berry says. This whole kit plane thing has opened up a whole new area in aviation. According to the owners, the plane handles like a jet plane. It has a tail wheel instead of an extra wheel in fr ont, P atrick says. It s like having a stick shift car. The cockpit is tiny, with the controller located on the floor between the pilot s legs. Fuel is stored in the nose of the plane, and storage is extremely limited to a few c ubbyholes. According to Berry, a couple pounds of extra weight on either side of the plane can affect its performance. The par tners shar ed the original $19,000 cost of the plane, and put another $6,000 into renovations. It takes an experienced pilot to fly the Cassutt, because its strictly a solo plane, and pilots learn as they fly without any side-by-side instr uction. Ber r y says Gray, who is an aerobatics instructor gave him tips on how to fly the plane. According to Berry, depending on ones determination and commitment, it can take less than a year to train for a private pilot license at about 40-50 hours of flight training time, at a cost of about $6,000. The partners are all working pilots except for Mills, who is retired, and they use the plane according to who is in the area at the time. Hughes and Kicklighter also own a small biplane that is housed at the Fernandina airport, which they use for aerobatics. Any monkey can do this, Kicklighter says. Training is what makes people able to do things. If you like riding a roller coaster, youll like aerobatics. Kicklighter says the camaraderie experienced by pilots is just as fulfilling as flying. The airport here has been like a br other hood and a com munity of like-minded folks, Kicklighter says. We dont fly all the time, a lot of the time we just hang out and drink coffee. The community is part of the flying experience. adaughtr y@f bne w sleader com 12A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 26, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK They got bug for a kit plane PHOTOS BY ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER Drew Hughes, Patrick Berry, J.W. Mills and David Kicklighter are owners of this 16-foot kit-built Cassutt plane, above left, housed at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. Hughes takes the Cassutt for a short flight, above. Keoki Gray, Kicklighter, Hughes and Mills talk planes, below left, with the red Cassutt and another plane in the background.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 26 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B I S LAND O FF & O N T HE G ETREADYTO RIDETHE S T M ARYS E XPRESS P P A A G G E E 4 4 B B LATIN AMERICAN DINNER La Tierra Prometida (The Promise Land) Church will host its monthly f undr aisin g dinner fr om 5-7 p .m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Requested minimum donation for each homemade all you can eat authentic Hispanic meal f eaturin g de lectable foods from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, P uerto Rico and Uruguay is $7, to help cover the costs of the food. All donations received above the costs of foo d will be used to he lp the church realize its dream of purchasing the historic Baptist Church it calls home. Join in a time of food, fun & f e llowship at 416 Alachua St., at the corner of Fifth and Alachua, in do wntown Fernandina Beach. GOIN COASTAL G oin Coa s tal music series presents, in association with Sweetwater Brewing Company, Nicki Bluhm & T he Gramblers with supporting acts The Mother Hips and F jord Explorer on S e pt 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Central Park. Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door) and a vailable at the Atlantic Recreation Cent er G reen Turtle Tavern on South Third Street and Pipeline Surf Shop on Fletcher A venue. P r o ceeds bene fit Attic Community Playground. San Francisco-based Nicki Bluhm & T he Gramblers ( have brought their California folk-rock sound to events such as Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Hangout Music Festival and M ount ain J am. In J uly, Nicki Bluhm was at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. BAG THE BAG The Bag the Bag group presents Adam Morley and the film Plastic Paradise and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 204 Ash St. Admission is free. A g r o wing toxic confetti is transforming the ocean and is working its way up the food chain that humans de pend on, so if y oure w onderin g why many stores and communities will soon start banning plastic bags or charging for them, Plastic Paradise is an intriguing documentary that may help answer your que s tions. Many fine environmental documentaries have already been produced, but this film from journalis t A n g e la Sun off ers valuable new insights. The film won many awards as it traveled the festival circuit. Come at 6:15 p.m. for a short Bag the Bag meeting and to meet M orle y an en vir onment al adv o cate and a capt ain for St. Augustine EcoTours, who has paid for the film rights for the Fernandina showing. MICHAEL ROTHSCHILD For the News-Leader A promising young alto saxophone player from Orange Park has been named the latest r ecipient of the annual jazz scholarship from The Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival. L uke Stribling, a graduate o f the Douglas Anderson S chool Of The Arts who is now a freshman at the University Of Central Florida, will be among those performing at this years festival in Fer nandina Beach, Oct. 16 19. T he festival s Jazz A dvisor y Boar d chose S tribling after auditioning several candidates from Nor theast Florida and other G REENWAY IMAGES Join the Amelia Island Museum of H istory for its next Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at noon. Special g uest Bill Birdsong will deliver a lecture entitled Images of our Greenway. B irdsong is an amateur photographer who began to visit the Greenway near his home several years ago. The two sections offer a walk through a saltand freshwater environment, each with d istinct plant and animal populations. The Greenway has recently increased i n popularity but is still unknown to some. The talk will be an introduction t o the Greenway illustrated with his photographs. This program is free and open to the public. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL BIRDSONG JAN COTE-MEROW For the News-Leader Amelia Musical Playhouse, A melia Islands newest theater, is one of the select thea ters in Florida to offer Stephen Sondheims Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd on Oct. 9, 1 0, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and N ov. 1. D irected by AMPs Managing Director Jill Dillingham, this cutting-edge musical redefined the boundaries of musical theater by presenting the audience with a deep, dark and mesmerizingj ourney into Victorian London. T his critically acclaimed m usical won eight Tony a wards including Best Musical, Best Musical Score, Best Book and of f ers the most challenging music written for musical theater. The rar e instance of a m usical thriller Stephen S ondheim and Hugh W heelers chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barberism and culinar y crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber whor etur ns to 19th centur y L ondon seeking r evenge a gainst the lecherous judge w ho framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfor tunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of Show returns to support volunteers dream AMELIA HART For the News-Leader T T h ree years ago, Steve France decided to take a chance and do something hed never done before in his life he auditioned to be in a play. Not only was he at heater novice, but he also had what some might consider an obstacle to s tage success ir r eparable damage to h is left foot fr om an industrial accident i n 2006 that left him in constant pain and ultimately required him to use a cane to walk. Facing a challenge. Trying something new. Following a dream. T ur ns out that s standar d operating pr ocedur e for this Y ulee r esident. Prior t o his accident, France had been a com p etitive athlete with dr eams of par tici p ating in the Olympics, having attained a second degree black belt in tang soo do, a Kor ean for m of martial arts. Fernandina Little Theatre Founder & Artistic Director Kate Hart cast France, now 33, to appear in FL s pr o duction of Forbidden Br oadway in 2 010, and hes gone on to become an a ctive and enthusiastic member of the t heaters volunteer theatrical troupe. His numer o us appearances include two productions of FLTs wildly popular tri-annual production of Dearly Departed, which wrapped up a soldout run in September. Steve has this unbelievable ener g y and focus that he brings to every show hes in, Hart said. He came here as a PHOTO BY BEVERLY CUMMISKEY/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Ray-Bud (Stephen France) and his wife, mother, and sister (Annette Rawls, Arlene Filkof f, and Lily Maritz) share an unexpected moment in Fernandina Little Theatrs production of Dearly Departed which will r etur n for one per f or m ance only on Sunday Oct. 5 as a benefit for Frances Broken Ninja Project. Advance tickets are available at The UPS S tore in Fernandina Beach. SUBMITTED Luke Stribling, recipient of t he annual jazz scholarship from The Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival. Jazz Fest names scholar Musical thriller coming to AMP FL T Continued on 4B JAZZ Continued on 4B AMP Continued on 4B


2B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 26, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS Celebrate Sheffields s ixth anniversary with a Steam Punk Circus themed extravaganza on Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. complete with various circus acts, Fire Eater girls handing out shots and a DJ spinning your favorite music. Call 491-3332 for information. Sheffields at the Palace is l ocated at 117 Centre St. Visit The Northeast Chapter of the Nam Knights will host a cheese steak dinner on Sept. 27 at the VFW Post 4351 at 5:30 p.m. for an $8 donation. Dinner includes c heese steak and fries. Karaoke to follow with Eddie Carter. For information call 432-8791. The VFW Post is located at 96086 Wade Place, under the Shave Bridge. Join the Nassau County Council on Aging for its R uby Jubilee from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation resort. Guests will enjoy a full dinner and live and silent auctions as t hey celebrate the agencys 4 0 years of service to seniors. T he dynamic Les DeMerle Band featuring Bonnie Eisele will provide the entertainment. Reservations are $100 and available online at www All proceeds benefit the councilsp rograms. Call 261-0701 for i nformation. The 42nd Annual Rock Shrimp Festival takes place Oct. 4 in St. Marys, Ga., including 5K and 10K races, a 1-mile Kids Fun Run and a themed parade. E njoy entertainment, d emonstrations, arts & crafts v endors and food concession aires, including the Kiwanis Club rock shrimp dinners. 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 t he St. Marys and Kingsland Welcome Centers. The St. Marys Express will run the 1930 saddle team steamer Lehigh V alley #26 at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Purchase tickets at www or (912 2 00-5235. F or festival information or registration visit or www.VisitStMarys. com, or call (912 In place of its normal Friday night wine tasting, A T aste of W ine by Steve will h ost a Friday evening c ruise with Amelia River Cruise 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 RSVP to Raskin at 557-1506 o r The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its monthly coffee on Oct. 9. Women interested in joining the club and who reside in N assau County (no matter how long they have lived h ere) are welcome to attend. For further information contact L ucy Bryan at (90419 or, or visit T he 17th annual Greek Festival, Oct. 10-12, will feat ure the stories, music, dance and food of the i slands, the mountains and the villages of Greece. Francis Field, 29 Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, will be transformed into a virtual G reek village with all its vibrant sights and sounds. H osted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, festival h ours are Friday from 4-10 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. With over 100 arts, crafts a nd business showcase exhibitors, there will shopping g alore and lots to explore. Admission is $3 for adults and free for those 12 and under. Free admission for active military and their immediate famil y with ID. Call (904 What goes on behind the scenes at the Jacksonville International Airport will be r evealed to members of the M ens Newcomers Club on a tour Oct. 13. I t is limited to the first 25 members who sign up by email to Bob Brizes at The group will meet at the Home Depot parking lot, southeast corner, at 9:45 a.m. and carpool to the airport. Thet our starts at 10:30 a.m. A fterwards the group will have l unch near the airport. The Nassau County affili ate of NAMI will hold its 10th annual Community Awareness and Fundraiser Dinner Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. inB urns Hall of St. Peters E piscopal Church, 801 A tlantic Ave. A pplebees will provide a full-course meal. Enjoy silent and live auctions with state Sen. Aaron Bean as auctioneer. Guest speakers include Dr. Ann Grenadier of Biofeedback Associates ofN ortheast Florida, peer advoc ate John Hardman and S hannon Padgett, Esq. Tickets are $20 at the door. Proceeds will provide educa tion, advocacy support groups, medication/dental assistance, shoes and basic toiletries to Nassau residents with a chronic mental healthd iagnosis. Call 277-1886, w rite to P.O. Box 16712 F ernandina Beach, FL32035 or email NassauNAMIFlorida Friends of Chef Thomas Tolxdorf of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, are honoring him with the Chef Thomas Food Fair at Intuition Ale Works in the Avondale area of Jacksonville, Oct. 17 f rom 6-9 p.m. His recent death by car a ccident was a great loss for the local community and e xtended family of restaurateurs. To raise money for his family, area restaurants will hold a food fair in front of the brewery. Tickets are $60, with kids under 12 admitted free. A silent auction will includep rizes from places such as The Ritz-Carlton hotels of A melia Island, Jacksonville, Orlando and Atlanta; the Omni; White Oak; many nice restaurants and original artwork. To donate silent auction items or for information, call (904 For t ickets, go to www.eventbrite. com/e/friends-of-chef-thomasfood-fair-at-intuition-tickets12634150083. For information, go to 8762875843060. Jacksonvilles 41st annua l Depression and Antique Glass Show welcomes guest George W. Fenton, celebrating a Fenton Family Tradition of Glass Making since 1905. Enjoy free seminars by Fenton on Saturday and Sunday at 1:15 p.m. The show is Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the F raternal Order of Police B uilding, 5530 Beach Blvd., J acksonville. Glass dealers f rom across the U.S. will disp lay glass from the 40s, 50s and 60s. Free parking. Food court. Admission is $5 at the door. For information call (904w O sprey Village will host t he fourth annual Chefs Dinner benefiting the Katie Caples Foundation on Oct. 26 from 5-8:30 p.m. T ickets are $125 per person and a limited number of tables for8 are available at $1,000. The dinner will feature five c ourses with each selection p repared and designed exclusively by one of five area chefs. Each course is paired with fine wines. During the silent auction guests can bid on travel packages, wines and several cooking items to inspire anyones inner chef. All proceeds will benefit t he Katie Caples Foundation and its organ donation education program. For information and tickets, visit The fourth annual Navy Seal Foundation Buffet Dinner and silent auctionw ill be held at The Amelia Island Club, Saturday, Nov. 8. Dinner tickets are $75 per person. This event is open to the public. The dinner and silent auction begin at 5 p.m. Proceeds support the Navy SEAL Foundation, which provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Navy Special Warfare community and their families. Donations for the silent auction are welcome and must be received no later than Oct. 31. Donations are tax deductible. Dinner tickets and silent auc tion donation information are available from Larry Byrd, at Dinner registration is available at Cats Angels, Inc. SPCAs seventh annual Rescue Me fundraiser will be held Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 S. Fletcher A ve. in Fernandina Beach. Enjoy a buffet dinner, cash bar silent auction, door prizes and music by Ronnie Stoots. T ickets are $25 and available at the Thrift Store at Cats Angels, 709 S. Eighth St., Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or online through You can be a Cats Angels VIPfor $75, which includes your tick et and a gift bag with commemorative T-shirt, Betsy Johnson jewelry, gift certificate and more. The Council of Catholic Women at St. Michaels Catholic Church will hold a Holiday Bazaar on Nov 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St. Michaels Academy School on Fourth Street. THEATER Amelia Musical Playhouse will hold auditions for Luigi Jannuzzis comedy All the King s Women, today at 7:30 p.m. Performances are Nov 14 and 15. Directed by Arlene Filkoff, All the Kings Women explores the cultural impact of The King of Rock nRoll, Elvis Presley, through the eyes of 17 very different w omen, from White House secretaries to NBC censors w ho are either enthralled or taken aback by the Kings f lamboyant style. There are many parts for women and men, from age 20 to senior. In addition, volunteers are needed for sound stage manager, props, and producer. Auditions willb e cold readings from the script. If you are unable to m ake the audition or have questions, contact Arlene at or 583-8629. Amelia Musical Playhouse is located at 1955 Island Walkway in Fernandina Beach. Fernandina Little T heatre, 1014 Beech St., is offering a bevy of productions over the next two weeks. Theater for Kids, plays for kids performed by kids, is today at 7 p.m. and Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. and noon. The Readers Troupe will present a staged reading o f the classic comedy She Stoops to Conquer, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 2. An encore performance of Dearly Departed, FLs hit comedy about a dysfunctional southern family, is Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for all performances of all three productions may be purchased in advance at The UPS Store in t he island Publix shopping c enter. F or information on FLT e vents, visit Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway, will hold auditions for the rock musical Hairo n Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. and Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. Actors are a sked to prepare one minute o f any song to be sung a capp ella. Accompaniment can be provided for Aquarius, What a Piece of W o rk is Man, Good Morning Starshine, or Easy to be Hard from Hair . Amelia Musical Playhouse encourages all to audition for this culturally diverse show. Howeverb ecause of the nature of the m aterial, all performers must be at least 17 years of age. Show dates will be midJanuary If you cannot make the audition times, but would still like to audition, contact Megan Milburn at or( 203) 400-8818. Auditions for Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol will be held at Amelia Community Theatre from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 4 at 207 Cedar St. The show blends two Victorianc lassics in an ingenious drama by John Longenbaugh. The large cast requires 16 men, four women, one boy and one girl, plus has five adult roles that can be played by men or women. Those auditioning will read from the script, which may be checked out in advance by calling 261-6749 or emailing Bob Weintraub is the director, and performances are Dec. 4-20. Visit the audition page at ameliacommunitythe T ickets are on sale at Amelia Community Theatre for the comedy Always a Bridesmaid, with performances at 8 p.m. on Oct. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 19 at 207 Cedar St. The show is written by the popular writing team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, who wrote The Dixie Swim Club. Adult tickets are $20; student tickets through college are $10. Season tickets are also on sale for ACTs 34th season, with a six-show ticket for $100 and a five-show ticket for $85. Call 261-6749 for tickets and information, or purchase at ameliacommuni Mrs. Independent, a stage play based on a true story takes audiences on a riveting yet thoughtprovoking journey of exploring questions such as, can a woman still love her husband if shes the primary breadwinner? Will the roles reverse with her wearing the pants while he ultimately works to honor her every demand? Starring Priest Tyaire, Robin Givens, ChristopherW illiams, Dottie Peoples, T ony Grant & Trisha Mann-Grant, show times are Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 1 1 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 West Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets are available at all T icket Master outlets. V isit /?event=mrs-independent. 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. Visit to learn more. C C o o u u n n t t r r y y j j a a m m Backwoods Country Jam will be held Sept. 27 at the C allahan Speedway, headlined by Justin Moore, ACM 2014 New Country Artist of the Year, with Jason Michael Carroll, Jon Langston, Amber DeLaCruz and more. Backwoods C ountry Jam and its team members will help nonprofits in North Florida and South Georgia fundraise through ticket sales and involvement in the event. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Moore takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. There will be food, merchandise and drinks. Tickets a re $40 at, Gone Gorgeous (Yulee) and Tastys (Fernandina or call ( D D u u l l c c i i m m e e r r g g r r o o u u p p The Yulee Dulcimers meet the second Saturday of each month at New Vision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee. Members play all types of dulcimer music from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please bring several copies of your favorite music to share. Beginners welcome. For more information call 849-1616. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d The Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of ama teur musicians, retired and current music educators, evenf olks that have not played since high school or college. It w elcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals a t 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email, 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 h eld Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at 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 Thursday-Saturday from 6:30-10 p .m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyard p ubandeats for information on special events including a ppearances by local entertainers. 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 F lorida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike N ight each Thursday from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Mermaid B ar hosted by local musician T erry Smith. Musicians per form and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at (904 412-7665. G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green T urtle, 14 S. Third St., presents Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played o n high-end turntables, talk about the medium and purc hase albums. Disc jockeys JG W o rld and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 321-2324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar 2045 S. Fletcher A ve. Live music. V isit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e T he Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the first W ednesday of each month. Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing 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 .thep S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday. Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic A ve., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on Sadler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Shef field s at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Sheffields hosts country night on Thursdays with a country music DJ. Call 491-8999. Join them on Facebook or visit S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher A ve., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae W ednesdays with Pili Pili; The 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 Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar 3199 S. Fletcher A ve., presents karaoke on the deck, Mondays at 7 p.m. and live music on the deck from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Call 261-5711. Visit Submit items and updates for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that ea ch r o w, column and 3-by-3 box c ontain the numbers 1 thr ough 9 S olution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. Wednesday, September 24 Solution O UTAND A BOUT


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY S E PTEMBER 26, 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 CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHI nnovative Style, Contemporary Music, C asual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC Doug Sides, Senior Pastor M orning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm 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 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 Kasper,PASTORSunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm NurseryProvided www Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. (904)277-4414www.ameliachapel.comAmelia Plantation / Omni Resort 36Bowman Road Pastor Ted SchroderYou are welcome here! FBC FernandinaBeachSundayLife Groups 9:00 am Worship 10:15 am Awana 5:30 pm 1600S.8thSt. 904-261-3617 FBFirst.comWewill seek to move people from where they are to where God wants them to be. 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. 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Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-9527Where heart & mind meet Christ in love & service Shoes, pain and finding your place J ohns gaze was stuck. Would you like to try them on? the salesm an asked as he eased up behind him. His voice startled him. Ah, no t hanks, John said. Ill just buy those in the window. Are you sure? the salesmen asked. Yes, John replied. For him, being in a foreign culture was hard enough. Add t o that his timid nature and John felt quite comfortable with his purchase at least at first. When my brother-in-law Peter f irst met John it was at Gonzaga University in Washington State. Though Peter was from the U.S., he had spent most of his life in Brazil. With John coming from Micronesia, s omeone in the admissions department assumed they would make perf ect roommates. Their hunch was right. Though at first Peter wasnt s ure what to make of John, especially w hen he saw how much he liked to g o everywhere barefoot, in time they became good friends. I suppose thats why John felt c omfortable telling Peter why he hated w earing shoes. The reason was both c omical and enlightening. Now if you know anything about winter in Washington State i ts not a good time to go barefoot. For John, that truth pushed him out o f his comfort zone. Every morning he grumbled as he pulled on his only s hoes. Actually, it was his grumbling that first tipped Peter off to the fact t hat there was more to Johns barefoot lifestyle than met the eye. When J ohns shoes finally tore from all the pressure he had been putting on them, the mystery was over. If you havent figured it out, let me help you. When John bought his n ew shoes from the store window, he didnt know that they came in differe nt sizes. The ones he bought were several sizes too small. Wearing t hem was torture. If winter hadnt demanded it, he would have gone barefoot all year long at least where they would let him. His eventual revelation that shoes are supposed to p revent pain and not cause it was huge. Be assured, the next pair he b ought fit perfectly. When I think of John, I have to be c areful not to judge him too quickly. The truth is there have been a lot of t hings in my life that I tried to force myself into that just didnt fit. Like J ohn, ashamed to admit it, I suffered needlessly either until I learned the truth or until things blew apart like Johns shoes. The principle of things that fit reminds me of King David in t he Bible. The story is one that most are f amiliar with David and Goliath. If you remember, David was just a t eenager at the time but had accepted the challenge to fight Goliath the Philistines greatest warrior. When Israels King Saul heard that little David had agreed to fight him, h e gave David his personal armor and weaponry. Though David put it o n, it wasnt the right size and he knew it. To go to battle wearing s omething that didnt fit was suicide especially against Goliath. T hankfully, David had enough sense to take it off and to put on the stuff t hat matched who he was. The powerful results are still echoing throughout history until this day. (1 Samuel 17:4-52) Thank God that walking with God i s not a one size fits all kind of experience. Each of us has been fearfully a nd wonderfully made and should not be afraid to let God fit us into our l ife purpose and calling. To do so is to enjoy our walk with Him and to make real spiritual progress. I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ... (Psalm 1 39:14a) Robert L. Goyette is pastor of L iving Waters World Outreach Center. 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 If you are looking for a place to volunteer interacting with people who need a smile, a hug, a word of encouragement or tangible evidence that they are not alone, the Salvation A rmy Hope House may have a place f or you on its team. They are curr ently seeking enthusiastic and cheerful volunteers to staff the reception desk and Clothes Closet. Please call 321-0435 or stop by 410 S. Ninth St., on the corner of Ninth and Date. T he Day Drop-in Center is looki ng for volunteers for T uesdays and W ednesdays mornings. The center welcomes people experiencing homelessness and those at high risk of homelessness. Services include showers and laundry facilities, a mailing addr ess, phone and comput er use, help acquiring needed docu ments, and r eferral to local service p r oviders. The center is located at t he Fernandina Beach Church of Christ at the corner of Jasmine and South 14th str e ets. To volunteer or for more information, contact Dani Gammel, (216 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 Fer nandina Beach on South Eighth S treet is celebrating its 155th birthday during September. On Sept. 28, Y o uth Minister Shad Goltz will lead the service, reviewing the past five years and envisioning the future. T o lear n mor e visit www fbfirst. com or call 261-3617. The chur ch is located at 1600 S. Eighth St. W W e e l l l l n n e e s s s s f f a a i i r r Fernandina Beach Church of Christ, along with Baptist Health, presents a Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the fellowship hall at 1005 South 14th St., Fernandina Beach. Baptist Health will of f er the following scr eenings: blood pressure checks, b ody composition such as body m ass index or body fat measures, and cholesterol and blood sugar screenings. Join in a day of fun and fellowship that will include a variety o f vendors and community r esour ces. For infor mation contact P at W i lliams at 583-6344. 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 ministr y on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Rusty Nelson from the Rock Family W orship Center in H untsville, Ala. The ser vice will fea t ure music along with multimedia p r e sentations looking back at the histor y of New Life. Following the service enjoy a Family Reunion Picnic on the gr ounds with relay games and family fun. Bring your picnic lunch and join in a day of fun and fellowship. New Life is locateda t 2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville. F or information go to 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 Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the second of the Gods appointed fall feasts and begins on Friday evening, Oct. 4. If you ever wonder ed what it s all a bout and why it is important to foll owers of Jesus, come and see at the S alvation Army Hope House worship service on Sept. 30 at noon. Mary Moore, Hope House manager, w ill lead a teaching. For more inform ation, call 321-0435 or stop by the H ope House at 410 S. Ninth St. L L a a t t i i n n A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n d d i i n n n n e e r r La Tierra Prometida (The Pr omise Land) Chur ch will host its monthly fundraising dinner from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 27. Requested minimum donation for each homemade ally ou can eat authentic Hispanic m eal featuring delectable foods from M exico, El Salvador Honduras, Puer t o Rico & Ur u guay is $7 to help cover the costs of the food. All donations r eceived above the costs of food will be used to help the church realize its dream of purchasing the historic Baptist Chur ch it calls h ome. Enjoy a time of food, fun and f ellowship at 416 Alachua St., at the c or n er of Fifth and Alachua, down town Fer n andina Beach. 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 Grace Community Church will host a share your faith workshop on Satur day Oct. 4, fr o m 9 a.m. to 4 p .m. at Grace Community Church, 9 6038 Lofton Square Court, next to W inn-Dixie, in Yulee. Session topics include why is it so hard to share our faith with others, overcoming the fear of witn essing, sharing the gospel with stories, developing a love for the lost, developing an ongoing mini stry and more. T rainers Ron and Lynn Lester will lead the training. The Lesters a re 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 1,200p eople in multiple churches. The cost is $15 per person and financial s cholarships are available. For information visit F F r r e e e e d d i i n n n n e e r r Springhill Baptist Church will ser ve meals for individuals and fami lies in need in the area on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the chur ch, 941017 Old Nassauville R oad. Meals ar e ser ved on the f ourth Thursday of each month. The c hurch also delivers meals to those who cannot come. For information call 261-4741. R R e e t t r r o o u u v v a a i i l l l l e e Retrouvaille, a program designed to pr ovide help and suppor t to mar r ied couples who ar e under going diff iculties in their r elationships, is for c ouples whose marriages are in crisis, who may even be separated or even divorced, but want to try again. A program will be held Oct. 17-19 at the Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Airpor t, 13503 Ranch Road, Jacksonville. R etr ouvaille, is Catholic in origin, h owever the pr ogram is non-denom i national. Couples of all faiths and those with no faith tradition are always welcome and encouraged to participate. For confidential information or to register for the upcoming pr ogram, call the r egistration couple at (904 s or visit w ww You m ay r e gister online at www P P a a r r e e n n t t i i n n g g t t e e e e n n s s Parenting teenagers is harder than ever for most par ents today Discovering you are not alone in the challenges you face and picking up i deas from other parents can make a huge difference. Meeting teenagers deepest needs, setting healthy b oundaries, helping to develop their e motional health and teaching them how to make good choices takes s kill and dedication. Is it time to invest in your changing family? St. Peters Episcopal Church will offer the Parenting Teenagers Course by ALPHA-USA for fivew eeks, Oct. 21-Nov. 19. Joanne and Dan Roach will facilitate the course f rom 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The cost is $75 for individuals or $ 150 per couple, which includes all materials and five dinners with entrees prepared by Lulus. To sign up or ask questions, call Gaye Pappas at 261-4293. F F a a l l l l F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l S pringhill Baptist Chur ch will h ost its annual Fall Festival on F riday, Oct. 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Bring the entire family and enjoy food, games, prizes and activities for the entir e family. All the games are free and hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks will be offered at low prices. Ever yone is asked to bring a nonp erishable food item for the chur ch f ood pantr y as admittance to the e vent. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Springhill Baptist Church is located at 941017 Old Nassauville Road. Call 261-4741 for information. H H o o l l i i d d a a y y B B a a z z a a a a r r T he Council of Catholic W omen a t St. Michael s Catholic Chur ch will h old a Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St. Michael s Academy School on Fourth Street, downtown Fernandina Beach. P P r r i i n n c c e e o o f f P P e e a a c c e e P rince of Peace Lutheran C hur ch, 2600 Atlantic Ave., across f r o m Fort Clinch, holds a service of traditional worship and communion on Sundays at 9 a.m. Childrens Sunday School and Adult Bible Study are at 10:15 a.m. and praise worship and communion at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ida E. Iverson is pastor. PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette Womens conference Regina Moore Ministries (RMMomens Conference, The Masquerade is Over, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 2628. The conference will convene at the Elm Street Church of God, 502 South 11th St., in Fernandina Beach, where Bishop J immy Campbell serves as pastor. E vangelist Moore will speak during the opening servi ce beginning at 7 p.m. tonight, followed by a Big/Pretty Hat Tea from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. There is no fee to attend the tea; however seating is limited and guests must present a paper ticket or an e-ticket to enter. Lunch will feature three presenters, Akia Uwanda of Jacksonville, Ronique Thomas of Brunswick, Ga. and L ady Annie Wrice, also of Brunswick, speaking on the m ind, body and soul. T he conference culminates on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. with Dr. Synethra P ittman, pastor of Christ Covenant Community Chur c h, pr e aching the word of God. For tickets log on to and for information call (904 Moore


4B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 26, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK theater newbie and hes grown to love it. And hes become a ter rific per for mer Last year, having reached the maximum medical impr ovement for his injur y, France decided to have his damaged foot amputated and be fitted with a blade prosthetic. That decision allowed him to return to the vigorous physical activity he loves. In June, he accepted the challenge given to him by his physicians enter American Ninja Warrior, a nationally broadcast show that puts athletes through a physically demanding obstacle course. He made history by becoming the first amputee to compete on the show. He did not make it to the second r ound, but he emer ged from the course with a smile and a deter mination to return in 2015. France has also given himself another challenge the Broken Ninja Project and his FL T friends ar e coming together to help France kick-star t his latest dr eam. FLT will give a single, benefit per formance of Dearly Departed at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the theater, 1014 Beech St. in downtown Fernandina Beach, with all pr oceeds to go to the Br oken Ninja Pr oject. I want to bring something new to the community that pr omotes health for mind, body and spirit and to have fun while doing it, and to open doors to another level of competition, such as obstacle courses, rock climbing, parkour (a physical training disci pline based on the idea of exuberant for war d movement thr ough the obstacles of an urban landscape) and Crossfit. France is actively seeking sponsorship for Broken Ninja and is speaking to local civic gr oups to shar e his stor y and his message of optimism. I just want to show ever y one that anyone can be a ninja, France said. We can do anything we want. You let your mind see it; you let your heart believe it; and you make your body do it! France said it means a lot to him that the extended theatrical family he s developed at FL T is doing a benefit for Broken Ninja. Im very honored, France said. It also demonstrates the type of faith and trust I have with everyone at the theater and the theater has in me. Tickets for Dearly Depar ted on Oct. 5 ar e $25 and may be pur chased in advance at The UPS Store on Sadler Road next to Publix. FLT is an intimate space and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. For information, go to www .ameliaflt.or g or follow FLT on Facebook at T o lear n mor e about Stephen Frances journey and the Broken Ninja Project or to have France speak to your organization, email him at AR T WORKS FLT Continued from 1B the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in dr oves with her mys terious new meat pie r ecipe! Unlike the movie version, violence is ar tfully suggested. Tickets are $20 and are available at the theater 1955 Island W alkway, right off South Eighth Str eet, at, or call the box office at 277-3455. Due to intense subject matter, Sweeney T odd is not r ecom mended for young children. AMP Continued from 1B a reas of the country. A t 19, Stribling already boasts a slew of impressive honors. He was a member of both the Allstate Concert and Symphonic Bands and achieved Superior Ratings at solo and ensemble playing f rom the district and state t hroughout high school. D uring his senior year he led the saxophone section for the Douglas Anderson Wind Symphony, which performed nationally, including a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. Additionally Stribling r eceived the prestigious Louis A rmstrong Award for outs tanding achievement and superior musicianship. Along with his college studies, Luke fronts his own band, the Jive Katz Collective. Stribling said his earliest music teacher, Jim Daniel,t urned him on to jazz, espec ially from the swing and b ebop eras. Fur t her mor e he was inspir e d by the music of Jacksonvilles notable pianist, Marcus Roberts. I have also been highly influenced by Cannonball Adderley, Paul Desmond, LeeK onitz, and of course, Charlie P arker , he said. L uke is alr e ady consider ed one of the best young saxophonists in the countr y accor ding to Ace Mar t in, the schools Instrumental Music chair man. Hell have a chance to show of f his chops when he s its in with the Les DeMerle J azz All-Stars featuring vocal i st Bonnie Eisele for the AIJF S ponsors Party, Monday, Oct. 13 at the Omni Amelia Island P lantation Resort-Heron Room at Racquet Park; then, he will join the Next Generation Jazz Band on the outdoor Birdland Jazz Stage p receding each of the headline r shows by Tony Monaco a nd Randy Brecker at the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation on Oct. 17 and 18, respectively. Luke is a strong, mature player and has an exemplar y academic record, said D eMerle, the festivals crea tive director. He is well v ersed in the history of jazz f rom the beginning, and best of all, he knows how to swing! We are very excited about playing with him at the festi val, and everyone who attends can expect a wonder ful evening of great jazz. It is m ost gratifying to hear u pcoming musicians like L uke, and our festival will continue to add inspiration and financial benefits to help advance this gr eat American art form. Amelia Island Jazz Festival tickets and infor mation ar e a vailable at www.ameliaislandj (Visa, MC, A MEX, Discover) and at The UPS Store Island Walk Shopping Center 1417 Sadler Road, Fer nandina Beach, 2770820. A not for pr ofit 501 (c3 D eMerle Amelia Island J azz Festival distributes proc eeds toward a scholarship pr ogram to fund college educations for aspiring jazz musi cians. Call 504-4772 or email JAZZ Continued from 1B The Book Loft, 214 Centre S t., will host a wine and cheese reception and book s igning for author Olivia deBelle Byrd on Tuesday f rom 4-6 p.m. Byrds second book and first novel, Save My Place is a love story set in the South during the 1960s and 70s a gainst the backdrop of the Vietnam War. B lessed with an innate optimism and a magical childh ood, Elisabeth Belle Sterling discovers that the path to happily-ever-after is not as easily obtained as she imagined. The Camelot-like love she l ongs for seems like only a dream until she meets K incaid Patterson, a West Point graduate who carries a d ark secret from his past. Theirs is a passionate and unconditional love that has to confront a painful past, heartsearing separation and the greatest of all tragedies. But the biggest obstacle is thel oss of faith that threatens to undermine all that they have. E ven as difficulties arise, Elisabeths j aunty voice lifts the reade r, along with herself a nd Kincaid, through seemingly unbearable situations. E lisabeths ability to find humor and joy a mid sorrows, such as Kincaids deployment to the V ietnam War, enlightens readers about a powerful source of resiliency. Byrd is the third generation to call Panama City h ome, where she resides with her husband, Tommy. She has a penchant for turning ordinary happenings into entert ainment. The result was her first book of humorous essays, Miss Hildreth Wore Brown Anecdotes of a Southern Belle, winner of the Florida Publishers Association Book Awards. V isit www.oliviabelle Contact the Book L oft at 261-8991. Author reception Tuesday at Book Loft d eBelle Byrd History comes alive aboard locomotive S T. MARYS, Ga. As if re-living history from behind an authentic steam l ocomotive were not enough of a thrill, the St. Marys Express train excursions in October will serve up high entertainment that pays tribute to railroad legends. At the midway turnaround point passengers will be greeted by an old-t ime circa 1930 railroad whistle stop, said Barbara Ryan, entertainment direct or for St. Marys Express. A nostalgic vignette will feature historic figures like legendary engineer Casey Jones and John Henry along with the songs that made them famous. O n Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12, the 1930 saddle team steamer Lehigh Valley #126w ill depart Theatre by the Trax in downtown St. Marys, taking passengers t hrough scenic woodlands and marshlands. The historic iron horse will be the only operating steam locomotive on an actual working shortline in the entire s tate of Georgia. The event is drawing rail fans from across the nation. A ccording to longtime railroad historian John Gantz, If youve never s melled the sweet smell of the firebox, felt the heat and dampness of the steam, or heard that lonesome steam whistle, youre in for the experience of a lifetime. e owe it to our children to show t hem how their ancestors traveled on the rails. Gantz said that at the rate that steam engines were disappearing from service, this might be the only chance for t he younger generation to experience s uch a historic time in American transp ortation. The Oct. 4 excursions coincide with two other major St. Marys events: the Annual Rock Shrimp Festival and Railroad Days. The festival is an all-day familyfriendly event that begins with a parade j ust a block from the railroad station at 1 0 a.m. Railr oad Days is hosted by St. M arys Railroad and will feature interesting rail equipment as well as 1/8 scale trains. O n Oct. 11, the steam excursions coincide with the Build a Scarecrow e vent to be held at the train station. H undreds of residents and visitors will be creating fun and interesting scarecrows to be displayed on the main streets of St. Marys in October. The Lehigh Valley #126 locomotive was built in 1930 at Vulcan Iron Works in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. It burns coal 1,5003 ,000 degrees to heat the 1,250 gallons o f water stor ed in the saddle tank into s team. The steam flows down to the piston cylinders and turns the actuating rods, which turn the wheels. This is a really big deal to get this locomotive on our tracks, said Paul Pleasant, general manager of St. Marys R ailroad. Were running it four days to give as many people as we can a chance t o ride. P leasant said the train will first depart Theatre by the Trax at noon on the day of the Rock Shrimp Festival after the 10 a.m. parade (Oct. 4 will continue at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 4; then 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Oct. 5. On Oct. 11 and 12, rides will be at 10 a.m., n oon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. T ickets are $20 for adults and $15 for c hildren 3 to 12 (plus $3 convenience fee). Children two and under ride free. Purchase in advance at or (912oup rates available for parties of 10 or more. SUBMITTED Longtime railroad historian John Gantz, aboard the 1930 saddle team steamer Lehigh Valley #126 that will depart Theatre by the Trax in downt own St. Marys, Ga., on Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12. 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 work by cr eative photographer Ann Kemp and kiln formed glass artist Denise Murphy, both of Fernandina Beach, will be on exhibit today thr ough Nov 7 at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way in Ponte Vedra Beach. An opening r eception will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. The galleries are fr ee and open to the public, thanks to individual and corporate support. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information call (904 isit 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 Childrens Art at the Education Center, located next to the Island Art Association Gallery, 18 N. Second 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 10-13, is 1-2:15 p.m. Register in advance at the galler y 261-7020. 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 Painting Out Loud, a three-mornings workshop, is being offered at the Island Art Association and taught by contemporar y landscape ar tist Shar on Haffey on Oct. 3, 4 and 6 from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is $100 for all thr ee days or $40 for an individual session. Acrylic and oil painters of all levels are welcome and the focus will be on color choices and mixing, composition, and adapting photos for painting in your own style. For information or to register, contact Sharon at or 310-9194. A A r r t t s s h h o o w w The Island Art Association is exhibiting its juried Nouveau Art show, Quotes Fr om Shakespeare. Cummer Museum of Ar t & Gardens Curator Holly Keris was the judge. The show is at the gallery through Oct. 5 during gallery hours. The IAA Gallery is located at 18 N. Second St. Call 261-7020 or visit www .islandar t.or g. 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 History Park, 425 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach. Presented as a joint effort of the Beaches Museum and Driftwood of Jacksonville Beach, the event will fea tur e 80 artists and a variety of mediums ranging from painting, photography, pottery and sculpture, through exotic jewelry from Thailand. The works on display have been selected for their ar tistic merit by a pr ofessional jur y Musicians that would like to perfor m, or others who would enjoy volun teering, should contact atsjolynjohn For infor mation call (904 Y Y A A r r t t S S a a l l e e The Island Ar t Association will hold a YArt Sale Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the IAA Ar t Education Center Building, 18 N. Second St., Fer nandina Beach. Artists will be cleaning out their studios and selling their overstocked, unused supplies and art. If you want to reserve a table and participate in the sale, please r egister at the IAA Ar t Gallery, 18 N. Second St. Cost of registration is $15. The event will be free to attend and open 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 Street, Fernandina Beach, will host a Larry Moore Plein Air Workshop, Oct. 30-Nov 1 fr om 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day This thr ee-day workshop will focus on taking small references, small studies or photos and turning them into larger works. Depending on the weather the class will either work outside in the morning in downtown Fernandina Beach, to cr eate plein air studies, or if the weather is not conducive, work in the Island Ar t Association Ar t Education Center Studio, fr om existing r eferences and paintings. The instruction will study just what makes a painting work, how to create a stronger composition, being a more thoughtful artist and techniques and tips for the studio painter This prominent painter illustrator has been teaching for over 30 years. His work is in many museums and collec tors homes. He has published several books and many articles on his techniques. Visit Cost for the class is $350. A $100 deposit is r equir ed to hold a space. T o sign up for the class contact larry@larr ymoor, phone (407 8585, or write to him at 2440 Roxbur y Road, Winter Park, FL 32789. P ar ty in Pink for breast cancer awareness Anytime Fitness will host its second a nnual Par ty in Pink event on Oct. 11 in s upport of breast cancer awareness. P ar t icipants ar e asked to wear pink and bring $10 and a new bear donation for the Buddy Bears program for cancer patients. The schedule includes: 8 a.m. Zumba with Alicia, Diane & Shar on (in the parking lot 8 a.m. Spin with Heather & C hristina 9:15 a.m. Body Pump with Dawn, Jennie & Heather (in the parking lot 10:30 a.m. Body Combat with Dawn & Jennie (in the parking lot 11 a.m. Weigh-in for bench press competition Noon Bench pr ess body weight reps till failure 12:30 p.m. Pull-up reps till failure ( no kipping/swinging) 1 p.m. Push-up Reps till failur e (chest to the floor 1:30 p.m. One arm monster dumbbell press A seminar will feature Alan Colley, Nor th American Strongman State Chair and owner of the Ir o n House Gym. There will be a DJ, raffle and other fun activities. Chick-fil-a is donating breakfast options and Dicks Wings will donate lunch. The event also will suppor t the Buddy Bears pr ogram, in par tnership w ith Jeannie Blaylock and First Coast N ews, to collect stuffed bears for c hemotherapy patients. Seven years ago we launched a Buddy Bear drive and collected thousands of bears. Some chemo patients even took them back and forth to the hospital. Others took their bears into pr e-op. W e found grown men even a ppreciated getting a bear, said B laylock in a press release. W e ve been out of bears to give, however for years. So now it s time to rally folks and collect more new bears! This time we plan to give them to people fighting all types of cancer, she said. Or ganizers welcome personal notes of encouragement tied onto the bears a nd for donors to post a selfie with their b ear on Blaylock s Facebook page or send them to her T w itter account (@jeannieblaylock For more information see Audrey or Amanda at the gym. Anytime Fitness is located at 474285 SR 200 in Y ulee, at ONeil Scott Road. Call 432-8120. SUBMITTED T he Party in Pink event will include a drive to collect new teddy bears for the comfort of chemotherapy patients. 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CONSTRUCTION SALEGOING ON NOW B R I N G I N T H I S A D F O R A N A D D I T I O N A L$5 0 0O F F ST. MICHAEL ACADEMY COMMEMORATES CHURCH ANNIVERSARY On Friday, Sept. 5, in preparation for the 450th anniversary of the foundi ng of St. Augustine, and the beginning of the Catholic Church in the United States, the children of St. Michael Academy welcomed student repres entatives from St. Joseph C atholic School in J acksonville. The 29 Catholic schools of Northeast Florida, that are located in the Diocese of St. Augustine, are passing a mission cross from school to school, in the o rder of each schools f ounding. St. Michael A cademy has a founding date of 1871, and was the third school in Florida established by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The school was originally named St. Joseph Academy. Representatives of St. J oseph Academy (the origin al school), St. Peter C laver School (the African American School), and the cur r e nt St. Michael Academy, presented medals of the saints representing each school. Reegan Graves, a current eighth grader, tied thet hr ee medals together with r ibbons of the schools colo rs of mar o on and gold. The tying together of the medals r epr esented the united history of the three s chools that comprise the c urrent St. Michael A cademy T o p right, members of the St. Michael Academy Chorus and Chamber Music Group, under the direction of Katie Rewa, led the music for the cele bration. T op left, members of the L ittle Flower Girls Club pr e sent r o ses to two stu dents dressed as the founding sisters of the school. M iddle right, students a cted out the re-opening of S t. Michael Academy with a student dr e ssed as Fr Mark W aters. Middle far right, Reegan Graves of St. Michael Academy tied the thr ee medals together and placed them in the T reasure Box, which was h eld by a student fr o m St. Joseph School in Jacksonville. The Treasure Box was passed on to the Cathedral School i n St. Augustine on S ept. 12. B elow right, Lori Kennedy who attended St. Joseph Academy presented a medal of St. Joseph. Jackie Wiggons, who attended St. Peter Claver School, pr esented the medal of St. Peter Claver. M arcella Duba, who has b een at St. Michael Academy since the school re-opened in 1998, presented a medal of St. Michael. SUBMITTED PHOTOS


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If ignored, a cogongrass infestation will spread and your situa tion will worsen, it will decrease native plant biodiv ersity and wildlife habitat quality, it is not palatable as a lives tock forage, it will increase your fire hazard and associated damages, it will impact your neighbors property, it will make agricultural practices and reforestation nearly impossible, it will decrease your landm anagement abilities, and it will lower the value of your real e state. To identify cogongrass, you only need to do three things: 1. Scan the area for thickets o f tall grass. In the direct sunlight, cogongrass will overtake all vegetation and grow about four to five feet tall. In the shade, it will grow in a scattered fashion and may only be t wo feet tall. Most infestations in Nassau County occur along p aved or graded roads, especially at bridges, culverts or other disturbed areas. 2. Look at the grass closely. The midrib or middle vein on cogongrass will be offset to one side, rather than running d own the center (see attached photo). Also, cogongrass blades stay singular. They do not have side leaves, blades, nodes, branches, etc. 3. Touch it. A cogongrass blade is very rough on the edges when felt from top to bottom. It is fairly smooth from b ottom to top. If you discover cogongrass on your property, please take action. Finally, the good news: The Florida Forest Service is currently accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. As an incentive, the Cogongrass T reatment Cost-Share Program reimburses up to 50 per-c ent of the cost of spraying i nfestations (on non-industrial p rivate lands) for two consecu tive years. T o apply for this program a nd treat cogongrass in the fall of 2014, applications are dueb y Oct. 3. If treatments will occur in the fall of 2015, applications are due by Feb. 27. F or more information, s earch for the program online o r contact Nassau County F orester Dave Holley at (904 845-7238 or dave.holley@fresh-f Dave Holley is Nassau County Senior Forester with the F lorida Forest Service, Florida D epartment of Agriculture and C onsumer Services. COASTAL CLEANUPS W ild Amelia will host its International Coastal Cleanup event at Fort Clinch State Park on Saturday at 9 a.m. as part of its Adopt-a-Shore program. In partnership with Fort Clinch State Park andK eep Nassau Beautiful, Wild A melia invites volunteers w ith a commitment to the envir o nment to pitch in to help clean up the Fort Clinch shoreline. There will be free admission to the park for volunteers; and bags, gloves, and w ater will be provided; all volunteers should meet in the parking lot at the picnic tables near the fishing pier. Visit and Wild Amelia on Facebook. F ort Clinch State Park is p artnering with Keep Nassau B eautiful and the Nassau County Girl Scouts to host a beach cleanup Saturday from10 a.m. to noon at the park, 2601 Atlantic Ave. Participants will be provided with all needed supplies to c lean up areas of the shoreline at the park. Park admission is free for participants. Sunscreen and comfortable shoes are recommended. In honor of National P ublic Lands Day, the Florida P ark Service invites you to h elp clean up a T i mucuan cul tural site on Big T a lbot Island. Help preserve a part of history while clearing vegetation and chipping up small br ush at the Grand Site. Meet a t 9 a.m. Saturday at the North Beach parking lot at Little Talbot Island State Park, 12157 Heckscher Drive, to caravan to the work site. The event is free and open to all ages. W ear long pants and long s leeves, sturdy shoes and b ring work gloves, bug spray water and a snack or lunch. Cameras, binoculars and field guides are recommended. Visit www.floridastateparks. org/littletalbotisland or call (904 SUBMITTED A non-native grass, cogongrass is an invasive species that has been labeled one of the worst weeds in the world. The Florida Forest Service is offering a treatment cost-share program, and the deadline to sign up i s Oct. 3. Contact Nassau County Forester Dave Holley at (904eshfromflorida. c om. Harvest Day set for Oct. 4 J ACKSONVILLE On Saturday, Oct. 4, the Timucuan P reserve will host Harvest Day, a special event marking the end of the harvest season at Kingsley Plantation. Harvest Day was a tradition on all of Zephaniah Kingsleys plantations. In October 1841, Kingsley Beatty Gibbs, nephew of Zephaniah, wrote in his journal: No work done today, as all the people have it to gather their own crops It is a rule which we have, to give all the (slaves one day in the spring to plant, and one day in the fall to reap ... The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include demonstrations of plantation a ctivities, including: cooking, tabby making, blacksmithing, and the harvest of Sea Island cotton and indigo; two of the historical cash crops for the plantation. Families are invite d to help with tasks such as butter churning, cotton ginning and producing indigo dye. In addition, visitors will lear n of a most thought-provokingf act, that Kingsleys enslaved w orkforce was armed to defend the plantation and hunt for anim als. Yes, this notion of slaves having firearms flies in the face of commonly held beliefs, but it is well documented that Kingsley armed his slaves. Park rangers will present programs on this surprising fact and introduce visitors to the type of musket used on the P lantation by discussing the Patriot Rebellion, a particularly tumultuous time for Florida plantations. These programs will take place throughout the day. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Kingsley Plantation a t (904 Like them on Facebook at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve and follow them on Twitter @TimucuanNPS. L ocated off Heckscher Drive/A1A one-half mile north of the St. Johns River ferry landing, Kingsley Plantation is open daily, at no charge, between 9 a .m. and 5 p.m. Arts market Saturday Fall finds Fernandina friendly and festive at the Arts Market on Amelia Island. Open on the second and four th Satur days of the month, Sept. 27 brings over 20 artisans downtown where you will find their crafts available for viewing and for sale. Discover fine jewelry, handcrafted woodwork, photography, textiles, glass and more. Enjoy the opportunity to connect with the ar tists about their work you wont find anywhere else. Meet the potter who creates dishes, bowls, cups, plates and other fine pieces into works of art, art that is meant to be used ever y day Meet the seam str ess, the knitter the painter and more. Market owners take great pride in the quality of arts and crafts available at the Fer nandina Beach Market Place and the majority of the booths are full-time artists, not hobbyists. Located adjacent to the downtown farmers market, on North Sevenh Street, the Arts Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be live music and well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. The market is filling up fast for the holiday season, so if you need mor e infor mation or booth space availability, like them on Facebook, visit Fer nandina BeachAr, or call Joe at 557-8229. HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS 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 for a stroll on the Fairway Loop Trail and learn techniques to help capture the beauty of the maritime forest and saltm arsh on film, Sept. 27 at 10 a .m. at the Ribault Club on F or t Geor ge Island Cultural State Park. Bring your own camera and photography supplies, stur dy shoes, bug spray sunscreen and water. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. F or information contact t he Talbot Islands Ranger S tation at (904 Visit www.floridastate W W h h a a t t s s l l i i t t h h e e r r s s ? ? This interpretive program explores the snakes that aren ative to Florida and live at t he T albot Islands State Parks. T his pr o gram will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort Geor g e Island Cultural State Park on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. No r eser vations ar e necessary and the program is free. For information contact the TalbotI slands Ranger Station at ( 904) 251-2320. V isit w ww floridastateparks.or g. P P l l a a n n t t c c l l i i n n i i c c On Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic at the Y ulee E xtension office. All county r esidents ar e invited to bring plant samples showing pr oblems in their landscapes. Problems will be identified and solutions offered for correction. There is no fee for this service. For information call 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays, at 491-7340. F F a a l l l l p p l l a a n n t t s s a a l l e e Nassau County Master Gardeners will conduct their Fall Plant Sale on Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. until noon. The sale will of fer Master Gardener-propagated plants, select tr ees and shrubs, goodies for your garden, including custom painted planters and FNGLA Florida Plants of the Year. All proceeds benefit the Nassau County Master Gardener program and their volunteer com munity projects in Nassau County The plant sale will take place at the Demonstration Gardens located at the James S. Page Governmental C omplex, 96135 Nassau Place i n Y ulee. For information, call t he Extension office at 8791019. Come early for best selection. W W h h i i t t e e O O a a k k t t o o u u r r Join Amelia Tree Conservancy for a guidedw ildlife tour of the White Oak C onser vation Center for an u p-close experience with exotic animals. In addition, visit the Big Game Room Complex and Bar yshnikov Dance Studio and enjoy a gourmet luncheon. The event is Oct. 24 at 10 a.m., ending around 1:30p m. The cost is $145/person, o f which a small portion will s upport future ATC tree plantings, preservation and education outr e ach. Suppor t the preservation of Amelia Islands maritime canopy and, also, the conser vation of threatened and endangered animals. Go to www.ameliatreeconservancy.or g for more information and to download a sign-up form. For infor m ation email A T C at The deadline for the completed form and check has been extended to Oct. 15. B B r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t w w i i t t h h B B e e a a s s t t s s White Oak Conservation Center will host its ever -popu lar Breakfast with the Beasts on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. Enjoy breakfast at the River Pavilion before heading over to the r un field to watch the fastest animals on land show how theyve ear ned that title. After the run, head over to the rhino enclosure for an encounter with the impressive pachyder ms befor e boar ding trolleys for a highlight view of the rest of the conservation ar ea. Price is $100 per person and $50 children 3-10 years old. Call 225-3396. Space is limited. U U S S D D A A h h e e l l p p The USDA s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCSfers cost shar e assistance to for est landowners through programs like EQIP Landowners may sign up any time. For more information, contact Paula Allen in Baldwin at or (904


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Process medical claims from home. Call the F ederal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1 (877TC-HELP. A message from the News-Leader and the FTC. W ANT TO DRIVE A TRUCK? No experience? Compan y sponsored CDL t r a ining. Full benefits. Earn $4,500+ 1 st y ear. 1-888-693-8934. ANF 2 01 Help Wanted 2 01 Help Wanted SHELTER/CENTER ATTENDANT Nassau County has an opening for a Shelter/Center Attendant with Animal C ontrol at $10.83 hourly plus benefits. Requires a High School Diploma or GED and one (1ear of animal shelterc ontrol experience. Completion of e uthanasia certification within one year of hire. Must possess valid State Drivers License. Applications will be a ccepted thru Friday, October 3, 2014 a nd can be obtained in the Human R esources Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904 (904 www .nassaucount EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace. HIRING CLASS A CDL DRIVERS!! 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A directly related higher degree from an accredited institution may substitute for up to two (2ears of expreience. Must possess a valid S tate Drivers License. Applications will be accepted thru Friday, October 3, 2014 and can be obtained in the Human R e sources Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5,Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904 (904 www .nassaucount E OE/M/F/ D/V Drug Free Workplace. FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Seeking Before and After School Care staff member appro x imately 25 hours/ week. Experience desired. If interested, please send rsum via email to balv or call Bryan Alvar at (904 RESCARE HOMECARE HIRING NOW!! We are hiring CNAs/HHAs/Liv e-ins for all Nassau county. Call (904 april.spreck FIFIS wants a PT Fashionista to join t he team. 2 01 Help Wanted OFFICE ASSISTANT We are seeking a self motivated individual to join our staff. Requires Excellent Typing Skills, D ata Entry, and Customer Service. Candidate must have knowledge in Microsoft, Word & Excel. 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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. 2 0 minutes to Jacksonville3Bedroom Special$775/mo.3 7149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt. Call Today!(904 8B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 26 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK OPENHOUSE CAPE SOUNDSaturday, 9/27 11A M-2P M2146 White Sands Way $362,900Luxury Townhome 3 story, 3 BD/3.5 BA. Granite, Hardwood, Stainless, P rivate Elevator.Walk to Beach, Shopping, Restaurants. C ontact: Antje Wortman at 904-624-4372 for further info.REAL ESTATE 4800 First Coast Highway, Ste. 230 904-261-9800 Just Listed A GUIDE TO NEWLY LISTED REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES 861028 Worthington Drive Roger Martin 904-206-0444Donnie Fussell $184,000 #63550Open and Spacious Floor plan is this charming h ome on over 1/2 acre lot. Pride of ownership shows from the brick accented exterior to the tile and wood laminate flooring throughout the home. Home features an oversized family room in addition to a formal living room and dining room. Master Bedroom showcases a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and master bath with soaking tub, double vanity, and separate shower. Exterior features a large yard and a side entry garage. 2 696 OCEAN DRIVEI sland living at its best! 2 blocks from the beach and in the trees this is this island's hidden gem! G ourmet kitchen stainless and granite, Thermador 6 burner stove top with griddle, h ood, dishwasher, oven, warming oven, and microwave. New custom cabinets, two sinks with push button disposals, and a pot filler arej ust some of the unique touches. This home boasts new wood flooring, and two covered u pstairs porches as well. The versatile floor plans has main living on 2nd story with beautiful views and breezes. The ground floor is extra finishedi nterior,perfect for a game room, home gym or office, or to make more bedrooms. A MUST SEE! $ 439,000 MLS#63808Susan Hughes904-556-2177 Mike Hagel &Claudia Watts 904.261.0347 95018 Salinas CourtThis stunning home close to all that Amelia Island is in immacu late condition by original owner.Located on a quiet cul-desacnext to a tranquil lagoon and within a 10 minute drive of Amelia's shoreline, historic downtown Fernandina Beach, bou-t ique shopping, and casual & fine dining establishments. Enticing kitchen w/dark cherry glazed cabinetry & crown molding, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, Corianc ountertops, built-in wall ovens & island all overlooking the family room.$238,900 #63848 43 OCEAN PLACE F antastic ocean views from master, living, kitchen and balcony. This 2nd floor, middle building unit has beenr enovated. Corian counters, new 16" tile throughout, except for new carp eted bedrooms. Beautifully decorated, Rents well. $ 599,900 MLS#63874 Patty with a y Murray904-430-3999474303 E. SR 200 Fernandina Beach, FL 500 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 L OT 25 BURMEISTER COURTB eautiful 1.2 acre dry marsh front lot. Located in Nassauville Woods, This lot has its own personal floating dock. It is f enced and has a double gate at the front, street name was changed to Coconut C ove. $80,000 M C ell (904 Fax (904 2828 PARK SQUARE PLACEEnglish Tudor style home with stone front. Very immaculate home located in Egans Bluff located on bluff area facing Egans Creek. Master suite down with 13 foot ceilings. His and Hers closets & vanities in MBA. All new kitchen. Quality throughout. Double sided fireplace between living room and breakfast room. Dual zone HVAC. Garage can be converted back to 3-car garage or leave as workshop/storage.Walk in attic with 600 feet of storage. $549,000 MLS#62625 5 00 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Jean Hable(904Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated 2218-B FIRST AVENUE This First Avenue attached cottage is simply perfect in every way. Totally redone from the roof down. Crown molding, knockdown ceiling. Ceramic tile floors. All appliances included plus washer and dryer. Build in bookshelves in living room. Office. Beautiful kitchen. Lovely rear patio area provides a wonderful private area to relax. New lifetime storage bld. Located on the east side of First Ave. Private walkway to boardwalk/beach. No monthly fees. $279,000 MLS#63463 5 00 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Jean Hable(904Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated Darlene Morris 904-557-8123 OYSTER BAYDRIVEO YSTER BAYCottage Home on Waterway. Open Floor Plan with newly Designed Gourmet Chefs Kitchen. 3/2.5, 2500SF, all on one level. Turn KeyM ove-In ready. Covered Patios front and rear. Yacht Club Membership available. Community Pool a ccess.Secure established community.$397,500 MLS # 63379 95579 SPRINGHILL ROAD Beautiful country setting on 1.12 acres close to beaches, shopping, historic Fernandina Beach and I95! This well maintained home has a large two story addition with loft and inspected working fireplace! Bring your horse and experience countryliving close to everything! New metal roof and back wooden deck are sure to please! Great family home! $119,500 MLS#61978Susan Hughes904-556-2177 Tracy Fendig, PAReal Estate Consultant 904-753-3572 tfendig@comcast.netW W W W W W. .B B U U Y Y A A N N D D S S E E L L L L O O N N A A M M E E L L I I A A. .C C O O M M 9 9 5 5 0 0 3 3 2 2 S S P P R R I I N N G G T T I I D D E E L L A A N N E ELuxurious Living on the Intercoastal! Enjoy marsh views from your multiple covered balconies at this 3 bedroom, 4 bath townhome in gated River Place at Summer Beach on south end of Amelia Island!$575,000 MLS#62776 2192 CALAIS LANE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4 T his lake front beauty shows like a model home and is walking distance to the beach! The open floor plan has wood floors throughout main living areas, new stainless GE Profile appliances and solid surface counter tops. The stately stone fireplace is gas or wood burning. This beautiful park like yard is irrigated by a separate deep well. Owner's love and attention shows with many custom touches including surround sound, beautiful crown molding, and a year-round 425 sq. ft. Florida room that over looks the lake. This home is a must see! JUST REDUCED! $333,000 MLS#62702Susan Hughes904-556-2177 Tracy Fendig, PAReal Estate Consultant 904-753-3572 tfendig@comcast.netW W W W W W. .B B U U Y Y A A N N D D S S E E L L L L O O N N A A M M E E L L I I A A. .C C O O M M 8 8 7 7 6 6 2 2 6 6 R R O O S S E E S S B B L L U U F F F F R R O O A A D DSecurity, Value, Quality, & Conservation! ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) constructed home provides all of the above. Spacious 3 bedroom, 4 bath home with additional 700 sq. ft. guest suite on 1 acre in Yulee. It really is a MUST SEE! Tracy Fendig has the keys to unlock your Florida Real Estate Dreams!$299,900MLS#63227 96191 SEA WINDS DRIVE Spacious island home with high ceilings, open concept and lots of privacy! Close to beaches yet easy on/off island and county taxes! Split floor plan with both sides opening to large screened porch perfect for entertaining! Kitchen has solid surface counters and stainless with large breakfast room. Master bath and HUGE closet will spoil you! This is a MUST SEE for value on the island! Motivated seller! Reduced to $299,000 MLS#63302Susan Hughes904-556-2177 Julie McCracken ADORABLE BEACH COTTAGE2/1, open/contemporary. Wood floors, fireplace, vaulted ceiling, large fenced back yard with gate for access to boardwalk over to the beach. $224,900 MLS#63725 96253 SOUTHERLILYDRIVEMLS#63621 $444,366HUGH New construction ready for move in! Priced below appraised value! Must see to appreciate the quality and craftsmanship in this 2,744 sq.ft. 4 Br./3 Ba. custom built 1 storyhome on 2.68 acres. Features include an office, master bedroom sitting area, designer kitchen and gracious rear porch overlooking the wooded preservation area. Also important is the pride of ownership seen in the beautiful gated community of Blackrock Hammock, which features only 45 homes on 100 acres. With approved credit and 10% down, enjoy 3.99% fixed rate 30 year financing or 2.99% fixed rate 15 year financing with NO closing costs! Home/lot package priced at just $162 per heated/cooled sq.ft! Compare construction quality, upgrades, lot size, community quality & buy now! 1275 GERBINGROADMLS#63831 $650,000DEE CHAPLIN904-753-0031dee@chaplinwilliams.comAnauthentic Garden Community on the South end of Amelia Island. Cedar Cottage is one of 6 1/2 acre exclusive home sites that share a common 3 acre heirloom garden that was part of the original Gerbing Gardens back in the 1940's. There is also one available lot to build your own Coastal Cottage. Call for details! 2885 LANDYNSCIRCLEMLS#63860 $546,900HUGH WILLIAMS904-753-1415hugh@chaplinwilliams.comNew custom built home in Landyns Lake! 3,646 sq.ft. 4 Br / 3.5 Ba Twin master suites, office, formal dining, open floor plan, custom audio/video prewire, central vac system, metal roof accents, brick pavers, luxurious master bath wet suite, stainless steel farm house kitchen sink, granite, custom lighting, extensive crown molding, master sitting area with bay window. You just need to see this one it is one fantastic home! This home/lot package is priced at $150 per heated/cooled sq.ft. 8 60 Homes-Unfurnished VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company 2BR/1BA HOME for rent, Hwy 17 in Yulee. $850/mo. + $850 deposit. Call (904 O CEAN CLUB DRIVE HOUSE IN THE P LANTATION o n golf course/lake (across street from ocean (over 5300sf). Partly furnished, pool, spa, elevator plus more amenities. $5,000/mo + utilities. (904 8 61 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office s pace from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. I ncludes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call (904 T RANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles 2008 TOYOTA TACOMA Great c ondition. 170,000 miles. Asking $ 8,500. Call R obert (904 857 Condos-Furnished O CEANSIDE OMNIAIP CONDO F ully furnished, gated community. 2BR/2BA. Swimming pool, W/D. $1500. Call (904 FURNISHED 3BR/2.5BA TOWNHOUSE on Amelia Island, 2 blks from beach. Available weekly or monthly thru April 2015. Call Ronald (229 4969, if no answer leave msg. 8 58 Condos-Unfurnished A MELIA LAKES 2 BR/2BA split, on lake, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, balcony. Very clean. $980/mo., includes water. Call (904( 904) 568-5544. 8 56 Apartments U nfurnished HISTORIC DISTRICT 322 S. 6th St. Remodeled 2BR/1BA upstairs, porches. $1200/mo. + $1300 dep. Sewer, water & garbage inc. (904 OCEAN VIEW UPSTAIRS DUPLEX $ 1200/mo. One huge BR/study, 1-1/2 b aths, lg living rm/dining area/kitchen, e nclosed front porch, open side porch, great garage, storage area. Includes W/D, D/W, stove, fridge. 2337 S. Fletcher. (904904 8 55 Apartments F urnished AT BEACH Sm effic $145 wk/$575 mo. 1BR $225 wk/$895 mo. + dep. Inc all utils + basic cable. Avail now. ALSO 2 & 3BR mobile homes. 261-5034 856 Apartments Unfurnished DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, older, shady, near bicycle path. $900/mo. + deposit.( 904)556-1492 S TATIONARY RVS f or rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 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 R EAL ESTATE R ENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted R OOM FOR RENT f or mature f emale, responsible professional. (904 310-6310 8 52 Mobile Homes AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV to live on a campground for $425/m o. All utilities included. (904 5577. 817 Other Areas AUCTION: Burkes Garden Tazewell Co., VA 133 acres crop, pasture, mature timber, ponds, bold spring branch. Offered in 2 tracts (12 acres &1 21 acres). Outstanding views. Joins n at'l forest. Sale date Sat. 10/11 at 11am. Visit for preview dates & photos. Sold to highest bidder o ver $252,000. Call Woltz & Assoc., I nc. (VA#321), Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers (800 DEL RIO, TN MTN. CABIN 2 ac, on stream, paved road, 5 RV campsites,1 000sf, furnished. $138,000. (904 225-9160 UNRESTRICTED ACREAGE Timber, h unting, recreation. 40 to 350 from 1 250 per acre. Mature hardwoods, road frontage, power, creek frontage, mountain views, private, excellenth unting deer & turkey. Call 877-5026719 or Remax 423-756-5700. ANF 809 Lots HIGHLAND DUNES Beautiful house lot. Set up for full basement/in-law apt. Private backyard. Asking $99,000. Call (508 811 Commercial/Retail F OR SALE Teakwood Mobile Home Park 8652 Jake Carlton Road Yulee, FL 32097 I ncome producing mobile home park that consists of 40 pads of which 33 are occupied. $71K Net Operating Income per annum. V alue add opportunity to drive additional earnings. Please call Bradley Coe or Douglas Blair, Colliers International Northeast Florida, for additional information. (904 R EAL ESTATE S ALES 8 06 Waterfront W aterfront Homes & Lots Call ( 904) 261 for information. C.H. Lasserre, Realtor. 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