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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 80 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY O CTOBER 3, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS $ 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 . K ATHIE COLGROVE NCR Reporter A new elementary school will open in Yulee as early as 2017. The Nassau County School Board voted 3-0 Sept. 25 to approve negotiations with architectural firm R. Dean Scott, Architect, Inc. on the proposed $ 17 million building project. Mittauer and Associates will enter n egotiations with the school district regarding the entrance road onto the s chool property. Facilities Director K evin Burnette said Tuesday, pendi ng negotiations with the two firms, the project could move forward soon to allow the school to open as soon as May 2017. Board members met in the Bryceville Elementary School cafetor ium with host Principal Amber Nicholas-Bovinette. Chairwoman Donna Martin and school board member Amanda Young were absent. Superintendent John Ruis was also absent, with Assistant Superintendent Ed Turvey Jr. filling in for him. A start date for construction has not been set. The nearly 27-acre school New elementary school in Yulee YULEE Continued on 3A MARY MAGUIRE N e w s-Leader Chachi Moses, 19, is a senior at Fernandina Beach High School and is quar terback of the Pirate s football team. Last week he became a motivational speaker. Moses lost his mother two years ago as well as his family home. He said he is deter mined to finish high school and head of f to college in the fall. His plan is to attend the University of Florida and then build his career as a fir efighter He shared his story with hundreds of Wells Faro employees from across the state that wer e on Amelia Island to attend a company conference. I play football. I have for 14 years and I lost my biggest fan two years ago. My mom. She taught me to keep pushing on, said Moses. Im going to do it. The audience gave Moses a standing ovation and executives gave him a laptop computer to help him with his studies. The bank r ecently donated $10,000 to Nassau County s Students in Transition program through a grant application process. Company officials said they liked the cr eative use of the schools spending plan, which includes taking homeless students on college tours. Angie McClellan came up with the idea and wrote the grant. She is the homeless liaison for the Nassau County School District. So many of these kids dont get an oppor tunity to think about college let alone tour a campus as a high school student, said McClellan befor e she stepped on the stage. It s eye-opening. McClellan reported to the crowd that 70,000 students in Florida are homeless and 445 of them live in Nassau County. A bigger por tion of them ar e in Yulee and they are doubling up with someone who has been kind enough to open their home. She said it can be a dif ficult situation for both sides and compared it to having a houseguest that never leaves. Its fun for two or three days and then real life sets in, said McClellan. mmaguir e@f bne w Homeless students get help they need MAR Y MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER FBHS student Chachi Moses speaks to Wells Fargo employees attending a conference on Amelia Island last week. The company donated $10,000 to the school district s Students in T ransition pr ogram. O SAY CAN YOU SEE Some of the mor e than 580 participants int he Ben Byrns R unway Rally o n Saturday at the city airport sing the nation al anthem before the event, above.W illiam W eaver, l eft, took first p lace in the Male Overall competition. Mor e photos, 12A. PHOTOS BY ED HARDEE FOR THE NEWS-LEADER MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Almost 20 percent of Americans will have a mental disor der this year, s uch as anxiety, depression, substance a buse, social anxiety an eating disor d er bipolar illness or schizophr e nia. So says a 2007 Harvard study that local counselors say still reflects the current situation. Think about it, that is one in every five people, said Car rie Anderson Mays, a senior therapist for Starting P oint Behavioral Healthcare, the nonp r ofit agency in Y ulee. That s a significant number That s why Mays and her Starting Point colleague Katrina Robinson Wheeler are teaching a training course in Mental Health First Aid. Early inter vention is impor tant, said Mays. T he program includes a five-step p lan to help people in mental distr ess w ith a multi-level goal to pr e ser ve life, provide help, promote recovery and pr ovide comfor t and suppor t. Eleven people paid $50 to attend last week the eight-hour training program held over two after noons in the community room at the Fernandina B each police station. E arlier this year Mays said the F ernandina Beach Police Department sent dozens of officers through the pr o gram. She said ther e ar e plans to involve other first r esponders as well as healthcare workers and educators. Id love to get the Nassau County sheriff involved, said Mays. T hough this latest group largely i ncluded professionals from social servi ce agencies, including Barnabas Center and Ark of Nassau, the program also was open to the general pub lic. A businessman from Amelia Island said he attended because he once expe rienced depression so severe that he c onsidered suicide. I thought about how to do it and c ould never quite figure out the best approach, he said. He said it took six months and the right combination of medication to feel better Instr uctors said older men and ado lescent males are at the highest risk of completing suicide (the instr uctors First aid for mental health MENTAL Continued on 4A


2A F RIDAY O CTOBER 3, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Gertrude H. Austin Gertrude H. Trudy Austin, 82, of Fernandina Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. S he was born Gertrude Helen Sowada on August 22, 1932 in Manhattan, NY. In 1937 her family traveled to Germany for an extended visit and were detained there until after WWII. The family returned to the U.S. in 1945 and settled in the small town of Marydel, MD. She was a member of the gradua ting Class of 1951 from Greensboro High School, Greensboro, MD. After graduation, she married her husband, Richard C. Austin, and they moved to Wyoming, DE, to start their family. In 1976, the family moved to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and then to Newark, DE, in 1980 where Trudy worked for the State of Delaware and retired in 1992. They moved to Myrtle Beach, SC, where she attended Coastal C arolina University. Trudy and Richard finally settled in Fernandina Beach in 2002. Trudy loved baking, going to the beach and spending time with her family. She was an avid reader and belonged to several local book clubs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Elizabeth Sowada, a sister, Florence (Richard) Greene, a nephew, Jeffrey Goulet, and a niece, Luann Parker. S he leaves behind her husband of 63 years, Richard, sons Christopher, of Marydel, DE, Daniel (Marionunkhannock, PA, and T imothy Oz of Fernandina Beach, along with d aughters, Kathleen Garner of Fernandina B each, Patricia (Glennirdin of Camden, DE, M argaret (Edward) Hughes, MD of Kettering, O H, and Mary (Woody) Harris of Fernandina Beach, 22 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 6th at 6:00 PM in the Burgess Chapel at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the servi ce. I n lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be m ade to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38191. Please share her life story and leave condolences at O xley-Heard Funeral Directors B etty Joyce Richardson B etty Joyce Richardson, 83, of Hilliard, FL p assed away September 30, 2014. She was born J uly 7, 1931 in Ashland, Alabama. She was a homemaker and a member of Hilliard First Baptist Church. S he was preceded in death by her parents: Brennen and Maurine Browning Mann and two s isters: Celeste Martin & Julia Crawford. She is survived by her husband of 64 years: Rev. Bobby H. Richardson; three children: William Roger (Karen) Richardson, Kathy Ann (Del, Karen (Craig grandchildren: Corey Richardson, Ryan (Kim Richardson, Joyia Conner, Twain (Kristen C onner, Jeremy (Andrea) Conner, Brenton (Victoria) Conner, Casey (Roger g reat-grandchildren. The family received friends on Thursday, October 2 at the First Baptist Church of Hilliard from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM with Dr. Craig Conner and Dr. Dorman Landtroop officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. C ondolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at Shepard Funeral H ome/Folkston Georgia funeral home at Shepard Funeral Home Folkston, Ga. Martha Ann Strickland Martha Ann Strickland passed away on S eptember 29, 2014. She was born in Sanford, Fla. on Jan. 17, 1956. S he is survived by her husband of 34 years, Jimmy R. Strickland; daughter, Jennie Epperly and her husband, James Epperly; grandkids Corey R. Soper and Janee L. Epperly; and brothers, Bennie Davis andw ife, Fran, and Gary Davis and wife, Diane. She was predeceased by her parents, Ben and Annie Davis, and sister, Lisa Jo Davis Dison. Martha Ann worked at Lynns Dress Shop for 13 years and First Union Bank for nine years. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Hughes C emetery. Eternity Funeral Home & Cremations-Nassau DEATH NOTICES Mrs. Eleanor Anne Doda 84, Amelia Island, d ied on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. O xley-Heard Funeral Directors B arbara Elaine Bea Griffiths 65, Fernandina Beach, died on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Memorial ser v ices will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach. O xle y-H ear d F uneral Directors V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Day Drop-in Center is looking for volunteers for Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. The center serves people experiencing homel essness and those at high risk of homelessness. The D DC provides showers and laundry facilities, a mailing address, phone and computer use, help acquiring needed documents and referral to local service providers. The Coalition for the Homeless of N assau County operates the program that is located at t he Fernandina Beach Church of Christ, the corner of Jasmine and South 14th streets. Volunteers receive training and flexible hours are available. For information, contact Dani Gammel, ( 216) 225-7101. 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 kickoff on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 8-9:30 a.m. at Omni Amelia Island Plantation r esort, 39 Beach Lagoon Road. Please RSVP to 3903215 or n assau-kickoff. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s G ary W. Belson Associa tes Inc. will hold a conc ealed weapon license course at 5 p.m. Oct. 7 and 9. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 9 a.m. O ct. 4. For information, cont act Belson at 491-8358, (904 4 76-2037 or gbelson@bells Visit www. T B B l l o o o o d d d d r r i i v v e e , y y a a r r d d s s a a l l e e The Sons of the American Legion will host a blood drive at the Post, 626 S.T hird St., from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. O ct. 4. They also will sell c hicken dinners for $10 star ting at 11 a.m.. The W omen s Auxiliar y will hold their annual yard sale that day. Everybody that registers for the blood drive on Oct 4 will receive entry tow in two tickets plus parking t o the Jacksonville Jaguars a nd Cleveland Br o wns game. M M e e n n H H e e l l p p i i n n g g M M e e n n Men Helping Men group, a prostate cancer educational support program, will meet o n Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. in the conference room of Baptist Medical Center Nassau on 18th Street. To RSVP contact the Ackerman Cancer Center at 277-2700. T T e e e e n n m m e e n n t t a a l l h h e e a a l l t t h h S tarting Point Behavioral Healthcare is launching a new Youth Mental Health First Aid program in Nassau County. The agency will train adults that interact with teens to improve mental health literacy by helping them identify, understand a nd respond to signs of mental illness in an adolescent. Nassau Countys first Youth Mental Health First Aid training will be held Oct. 9 and 10 at the Fernandina Beach Police Department. For more information or to participate in training, visit m or call Starting Point at 225-8280. M M e e g g a a p p e e t t a a d d o o p p t t i i o o n n More than a thousand dogs and cats will be looking for homes at the First CoastN o More Homeless Pets Mega Adoption event Oct. 10-12 at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. All pets are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinate d. Adoption fee is $20 and i ncludes city license, if applic able. Parking is free. First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP brings together shelters from across Northeast Florida for these events, the largest of their kind in the n ation, as part of an effort to m aintain Jacksonvilles nokill status. For information visit www jaxadoptapet.or g P P a a r r t t y y i i n n P P i i n n k k Anytime Fitness will host its second annual Party inP ink Oct. 11 in support of b reast cancer awareness. W ear pink and bring $10 and a new bear donation for the Buddy Bears pr o gram for cancer patients. Events begin at 8 a.m. A seminar will featur e Alan Colley Nor th American Str ongman S tate Chair and owner of the I ron House Gym. There will b e a DJ, raffle and other activities. Chick-fil-a is donating breakfast options and Dicks Wings will donate l unch. For information see Audrey or Amanda at the gym, 474285 SR 200 in Yulee, at ONeil Scott Road. Call 432-8120. M M u u s s i i c c c c l l a a s s s s Amelia Community Theatre will hold a musical m aster class for youth ages 8-17 on Oct. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at 207 Cedar St. Kristin Sakamoto, who directed the past two Broadway musical theater summer camps for ACT, will be the instructor. There is no advance registration; an optional $5 donation i s suggested for those attending the class. For more information, email or call 261-6749. B B r r e e a a s s t t h h e e a a l l t t h h e e v v e e n n t t Baptist Health physicians will discuss breast health and breast cancer at Dessert and Discussion, an annual event about breast health and breast cancer, Oct. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hill Breast Center at Baptist Medical Center (fourth floor classroom), 1235 San MarcoB lvd., Jacksonville. Kevin Winslow, MD, reproductive endocrinologist and obstetrician and gynecologist, will discuss fertility issues faced by breast cancer patients; A nkit Desai, MD, plastic s urgeon, will talk about r econstruction options; and Tina Reynolds, registered dietitian for Baptist Health, will provide education about nutritional considerations. Joan Ryan, a master yoga educator, will share how y oga therapy can help breast c ancer survivors. RSVP by Oct. 14 to (904 202-RSVP (7787 www ert-and-discussion-tickets12666211981. A A r r t t o o f f l l i i v v i i n n g g B urke & Ames Wellness i s hosting free workshops in its Master the Art of Living Series. T o pics include, Oct. 16, Open the Door to Happiness; and Oct. 30, Relief & Contr ol of Pain. W orkshops ar e held fr om 5:30-6:30 p.m. a t 5422 First Coast Hwy., A melia Island. Refreshments w ill be served. Call to reserve a seat at 557-0162. O BITUARIES W EEKLY UPDATE 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m 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. 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SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. What: The nonprofit Pink Ribbon Symposium is hosting its seventh annual symposium on womens cancer on Oct. 4 fr om 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the T hrasher -Hor ne Center 283 College Drive, Orange Park. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a complimentary, healthy continental br eakfast. Local physicians and breast cancer experts will cover important topics in women s cancer c ar e, including pr evention, an update on br e ast cancer, early detection and treatment options, the side ef fects of treatment and sur vivorship. Speakers include: Keynote pr esentation: Melissa Ross from WJCT s First Coast Connect entitled, My Family My Future Kristin Kowalchik, M.D. Br east Cancer Myths Fact or Fiction Linda Sylvester, M.D., F.A.C.S. 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Third St. Scott Sidler of the Craftsman Blog will discuss topics concer ning plaster in historic homes and will give a handson demonstration on how to repair plaster. Sidler is the owner of Austin Home Restorations, a company that specializes in renovating and r estoring historic homes in Orlando. He is also the cr eator of The Craftsman Blog and author of the Amazon No. 1 bestselling book, Living in the Past: An Owners Guide to Understanding & Repairing an Old Home. When not working on, teaching about or writing about old houses he spends time fixing up his own old bun galow with his wife, Delor es, and their son Charley. Sidler will talk about plaster repair and can answer all your questions about historic homes. RSVP to kayla@ameliamuseum.or g. Questions? Call 261-7378. 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See page 2A for more details.Attention!NASSAU COUNTY!You can get SAME DAY DELIVERY of the News-Leader every week, delivered by the US Postal Service, directly to your home or business. See page 2A for more details. The Nassau County Volunteer Center in Fer nandina Beach, in partnership with the Lions Club of Callahan, has announced that it is collecting used and about-to-be discarded eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids for use in developig countries to improve the quality of life. At the pr esent time, ther e is an urgent need for these items. Additional sites for Lions Club eyeglass collection in Nassau County include Barnabas New to You Resale Store (14th Str eet), Coastal V ision Center (14th Street), Walmart Super center in Y ulee, and Har ris Teeter Super Market in Fernandina; as well as MCCI (Highway 301 Pharmacy and Callahan BBQ in Callahan. Please consider dropping of f your old glasses or hear ing aids at the offices of the Nassau County V olunteer Center at 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A, Fernandina Beach, or one of the other collection sites in Nassau County The Volunteer Center enlists volunteers to suppor t nonpr ofit agencies and their work in Nassau County and conducts projects of its own to assist those in need. For more information or to volunteer, stop in the office, call 261-2771, or email V isit the V olunteer Center at volunteer and on Facebook. Urgent need for used eyeglasses The Nassau County V olunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is looking for volunteers for the 2014 tax season. The VIT A pr ogram (a Real$ense Prosperity Campaign and United W ay Initiative) provides free electronic and paper income tax filing assistance for low to moderate income and elderly tax filers. The pr ogram has been in place for more than 10 years in Nassau County and files over 500 r eturns each year for eligible taxpayers. If you have a financial background, tax preparation experience or have several years of filing your own tax r etur n using commercially available computer softwar e, the program could use your help. Volunteers will be provided with IRS study material, tax preparation software, tax publications and must pass IRS certification tests. Preparing and filing of tax for ms will star t in late Januar y and run through April 15 at The Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. and on W ednesdays fr om 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 pr ogram, please contact Genece Minshew at or 491-0185. Volunteers needed for tax season JACKSONVILLE Four ar ea small ar ts or ganizations a r e r eaping additional benef its of a concer ted ef for t by T he Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (www. jaxcf.or g ) to expand their capacity and str engthen their support, and two of them will also receive grants for strategic planning. Friday Musicale, Opera Jacksonville, Riverside Fine Arts Association and Fernandina Little Theater will receive grants of up to $5,000 each for their grant pr oposals to the Foundations Art Ventures Fund. The oppor tunity to apply for the 2014 grants was limited to small ar ts organizations that participated in foundationsponsored capacity-building workshops held in 2013. The Ar t V entur es Fund i nvests in ways for or ganiza t ions to fulfill their missions, e stablish goals and work towards them in the face of market challenges, said Amy Crane, pr ogram director for The Community Foundation. When they are successful, everyone benefits through a robust arts sector. Recipients of the 2014 Ar t Ventures awards to small arts organizations are: Friday Musicale (Duval County) T o launch a Summer Concert Season to broaden its audience and donor base, and a grant for strategic planning. Opera Jacksonville (Duval Countyo develop a website which will act as a portal to the Metr opolitan Opera educational cur riculum for t eachers and the public, show c asing this unique par tnership f or Jacksonville. Riverside Fine Arts (Duval County o expand Pr oject Listen master classes to meet strategic goals of increasing arts education offerings for public school students, and a grant for strategic planning. Fernandina Little Theatre (Nassau Countyo increase administrative staff in or der to develop its donor volunteer and audience base. The Art Ventures Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida also suppor ts individual artists. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY O CTOBER 3, 2014 NEWS News-Leader G G R R A A N N D D O O P P E E N N I I N N G GT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y, ,O OC C T T O O B B E E R R2 2N N D Da a t t o o u u r r Y Y u u l l e e e e L L o o c c a a t t i i o o n nwww.WillieJewells.comSmoked for Hours Served in Minutes! site was donated by Rayonier r eal estate subsidiary TerraPointe. The property sits in an area near the intersection of A1A and William Burgess Boulevard on the north side of A1A, Burnette said. TerraPointe representatives agreed to have the site c leared and prepared before building starts, according to Burnette. It will take at least 15 months to complete the project. Burnette said the goal is to have the school finished so that classrooms could be ready to move into before the s tart of the 2017-18 school year. The new building will be large enough to facilitate anywhere from 600 to 800 students to relieve overcrowding at Yulee Elementary and Yulee Primary schools. The elementary school will join e ight other traditional brick and mortar elementary, primary and intermediate schools. Nassau Virtual School serves K-12 students via online. Traffic issues through the area will be addressed. ere going to probably p ut in an interchange to allow for safe entrance and exit at that site, Burnette said. A lthough nothing is form alized contractually, Burn ette said school officials will b e working with the Florida D epartment of Transportation as FDOT works to complete a lengthy road widening project along A1A in the coming years. e know theyre coming and they know were comi ng, he said. T he district has utilized t he architectural firm R. Dean Scott for other projects. It partnered with Schenkle and Schultz during the 2009 and cur rent renovations at Hilliard Middle-Senior High School and additions at W est N assau High School recently, B urnette said. kcolgrove@ YULEE C ontinued from 1A HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader Lauren Little Jones eats school lunch nearly every day. Part of her job as the new director of Food and Nutrition Services for the Nassau County S chool Board is to monitor the schools and see whats going on at their cafeterias. Jones says her highest hope is that every child in Nassau County receives a healthy breakfast and lunch every day, and ultimately, we partner with schools to help teach children t he importance of food and nutrition and build a foundation for a lifetime of healthy choices. Jones is committed to offering foods that help children learn. Research has proven that proper nutrition can impact a c hilds attention span, concentration and memory. A hungry child cant learn. Our mission is to build a foundation for student learning by providing nutritious, high quality food choices that are reasonably priced and served in a safe and courteous environment, she said. A wide variety of healthy foods are offered at Nassau County schools including allnatural turkey, white-meat chicken and 100 percent all-beef p atties. No more pink slime! q uipped Jones. We also have salad bars at middle and high schools, cupped salads for the elementary schools and fresh fruit is available at all levels with romaine or baby spinach. No more iceberg lettuce. Vegans, vegetarians or those with a gluten-free diet also are considered. With our menus being online, parents can go online or o n their phone theres an app that will allow them to remove i tems that dont meet their childs requirements, said Jones. Parents can view their childs cafeteria transactions, add money to their accounts, r eceive low balance alerts and email notifications at w or get the app on their phone from t he app store or Google Play. Jones hopes to partner with s mall local farms to be able to do farm to school vegetables f or individual schools. W ith close to 50 percent of schoolchildren in Nassau County being on free or reduced lunch, Jones pointed out there is a new system to identify at-risk children who need tob e on the list. A Nassau County native, the c heerful nutritionist was delighted to have the opportunity to r eturn to her hometown after a long stint in Gainesville where she did research in pediatric nutrition at UF and Shands Hospital. This research just rocked my world. I just fell in love with t he idea of how powerful nutrition is. We were using nutrition t o treat children with epilepsy Excited about the field of n utrition, Jones switched gears from her original plans to become a physician and instead obtained her doctorate in nutrition. M oving back home, Jones was introduced to Allyn Graves, t he previous director of Food and Nutrition for Nassau C ounty schools and found her niche. I interned with her for a few months and was absolutely s hocked by what is involved in s chool food and fell in love. Although shes a PhD now and not an M.D., Jones feels as if shes still involved in her original path. Ive always been in the pedia tric and nutrition part so this keeps me involved with child ren and food, which I love. God placed me in the right place a t the right time and I pray that He will use me to impact childrens lives and better this community J ones lineage on the island g oes back many years. I graduated from Fernandina Beach High School and so did my parents, Dennis and Mary Julia Little. Actually, they w ent to school right her e in the S chool Board building. J ones grandfathers were C ecil Brewton, a local physician i n town, and Cliff Little, a local shrimper. An active member of the Journey Church, Jones volunteers there and with Take Stock i n Children. Leisure activities i nclude tennis, baking and crafting. She shares her island home with husband, Lance, and their five-month-old daughter, A ddison Grace. The family s f urry companions are Max and L ola, a pair of Yorkies they f ound on the side of the road. T he Nassau County School Board is located at 1201 Atlantic A v e. Phone 491-9924. A hungry child cant learn Florida News Connection T A LLAHASSEE Florida par ents ar e among those feeling the effects of the states decision to turn down federal dollars to expand Medicaid. A new report by the Urban I nstitute examines the impact t o the more than 800,000 Floridians who fall into the coverage gap; they don t qualify for publicly funded health cover age or an insurance policy through the Affordable Care Act. Genevieve Kenney, co-director of the Urban Institutes Health Policy Center, said states such as Florida, which opted out of Medicaid expansion, might be hung up on par tisan i ssues. It could also be that ther s b een so much focus on, and so much rhetoric around, the politics of the Af for d able Care Act, she said. Maybe not quite as much focus on the human dimension, and what is at stake for families. T he report said states that h ave accepted federal funding h ave seen nearly a 33 percent drop in the rate of parents without health insurance. Florida lawmakers turned down the funding because of concer ns over costs to the state. The fed e ral gover nment is paying 100 p er cent of the cost until 2016 a nd will reduce its funding to 90 percent by 2020. Leah Barber -Heinz, chief executive of Florida CHAIN a group working to increase access to af for dable health car e said passing up Medicaid e xpansion has been tough for F lorida, with its lar ge ser vice a nd hospitality industry. There are so many folks that are working in the service industries, and these are lowwage positions, she said. They do not have access to healthc overage in many of these jobs, a nd a lot of them ar e par ents a nd have children at home. Seventeen percent of uninsur ed par e nts surveyed reported having fair or poor health, and slightly more said they had mental health concer ns. In her job, Barber -Heinz said, the dif f icult part is telling parents t heyr e not eligible for health c overage, through Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act. Its very frustrating to have to tell them that there are no options for them, essentially she said, and the r esear ch has s hown over and over again that w hen par ents have coverage, c hildren are much more likely to have coverage, and to have health car e as well. According to the research, nearly half of the uninsured parents who wer e studied lived in souther n states and mor e than h alf were Latino. T he r epor t is online at hr ms. u M M e e n n u u s s o o n n l l i i n n e e Download the free smartphone app or check out school m enus online at Information about each food, including a photo, descript ion, nutritionals and allergen information, is available. At parents can print a PDF of their childs schools menu or view it from their phone. The information also is available from the main county website: Just click on Cafeteria News. HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER I hope to change the perception of school food service. It is no longer sloppy joes and mystery meat, says Lauren Jones, the new director of Food and Nutrition S ervices for the Nassau County School Board. Working parents cant afford health care THEYREDYINGFOR A2ND CHANCEA A d d o o p p t t A A C C o o m m p p a a n n i i o o n n T T o o d d a a y yHOMELESS ANIMALS...S A V E U SA PU BLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENTB YTHENE WS-LE ADER


p referred term), and that the f irst episode can start at age 11. A woman in the group said her son tried to commit suicide s ome 15 years ago and to this day she is in constant worry that he will try again I always want to ask, she said. A nother woman said her son came back from active military s ervice with post traumatic stress and he has been violent and threatening to the point where she had been scared to have him live in the family home. And thats my baby boy s he said. Another woman said she is i n a constant state of worry b ecause of her husbands chroni c illness. Every time they call me to the phone at work my hear t jumps into my throat, she said. Instructors said early intervention is important. Dont ignore signs of trouble, said Mays. Look for signs and symptoms. Does the person cry or take care of their appearance? D o they have headaches or fatigue? A ssessing the situation for t he risk of suicide or harm is t he first step in the five-point plan known as ALGEE, said Mays, which also includes lis tening without judgment, giving reassurance, encouraging pr ofessional help and encouraging self-help and other sup-p ort strategies. T he instructors advised p articipants not to belittle the p r o blem by saying this: Snap out of it. People cant just snap out of it, said Wheeler, who is a behavior health team leader. It is OK to say this: It is hard for me to understand exactly what you are going t hrough but I can see that its distressing for you. T his is also OK: If the feeli ngs that you are describing h ave been present for a long time, I think its important that you see your family physician. The instructors said sit down to talk and sit close. The class included videos about depression, how to tell a p anic attack from a heart attack ( its difficult) and whether it is b etter to treat mental illness h olistically or with medication. There is no one right answer, said Wheeler. There was also role-playing, which included asking some one in distr ess if they wer e con s idering suicide. Thats something you reall y, really, really want to pay attention to, said Mays. She had par t icipants tur n to each other and say point blank: Are you thinking of killing yourself? Do you have a plan? Whatever the answer be r eassuring and have infor ma t ion ready. Its a big responsibility to b e a mental health responder, try not to let that overwhelm you, said Mays. Date rape or acquaintance rape refers to a sexual assault that occurs within the context of a dating relationship. In many date rapes, the male believes he i s entitled to payback because he probably initiated the date, paid m ost of the expenses and used his vehicle. Or he interprets a womans resistance as a form of coy game playing on her part, thinking no means maybe and m aybe means yes. They will delude themselves into believing t hat the woman wanted it. Friend or foeI t was not until the early 1980s that acquaintance rape began to assume a more distinct form in the public consciousness. In 1985, in the popular Ms. magazine Mary Koss informed readers of the scope and severi ty of the problem. By debunking the myth that unwanted sex-u al advances and intercourse were not rape if they occurred with an acquaintance or while on a date, Koss compelled these victims to reexamine their own experiences. Reviewing what had happ ened to them as a cquaintance rape surv ivors, these women realized that they were in fact, victims of a c rime. The results of K oss research pro-v ided the basis of the book, I Never Called it Rape 1998, by Robin Warshaw. Half of all rapes happen on dates, with teenagers being particularly vulnerable. The risk of s exual assault is four times greater for 16-to 24-year-olds. Oft he women who are sexually assaulted, 69 percent were sexually assaulted by men known to them. Four out of five female undergraduates at Canadian universities said that they had been victims of violence in a dating relationship, and 29 percent of t hem reported incidents of sexual assault. T he Fuel of Alcohol The connection between a lcohol use and date rape is strong. In more than half of sexual assaults involving dating partners, alcohol had been consumed by either or both partn ers. Women who consume alcohol may be perceived as sexu ally available and more likely to be targets of sexual predators.H owever, a womans drinking in and of itself should not be assumed to increase her risk of sexual victimization. Under date rape conditions, the victim often blames herself for the attack and is often b lamed by others for arousing her date. In some cases a sexu-a l assault by a date or acquaintance may be more traumatizing than by a stranger because of the implicit trust involved and the violation of that trust. Prevention is not just the responsibility of the potential victims. Men may try to use a cquaintance rape myths and false stereotypes about what w omen really want to rationalize or excuse sexually aggressive b ehavior. The most used defense is to blame the victim. Take Control of the Date Here are some precautions women can take to protect thems elves against date rape: Meet new dates in public p laces, and avoid driving with a stranger or a group of peopley ou have just met. Communicate your sexual limits to your date while sober and allow your date to do the same. Tell him how far you would like to go so that he will understand the limits. For examp le, if your partner starts fondling you in ways that makey ou uncomfortable, tell him, I like you, but I am not getting intimate at this point in our relationship. You do not need to apologize for the limits you set. Be firm. The more definite, direct and firm with someone who is sexu ally pressuring you, the less likely he will be to misinterpret y our wishes. Pay attention to your intui tion: Trust your gut feelings. Many victims of acquaintance rape said afterward that they had a strange feeling about the man, but ignored it. Act on it. If y our date makes hostile comments or insists on making all t he decisions, or seems extremely jealous or possessive,t his person will not be respectful of your right to refuse sex. Think twice about going to your dates room, dormitory or apartment. Be careful about inviting a man into your room or apartment. Some men see this a s an invitation to sexual activity. Being in familiar surround-i ngs does not provide security. Heavy petting or removing some of your clothing may confuse your date about what you are willing to do sexually. When you send conflicting messages, the situation becomes more difficult for you to control. S tay aware and alert. Do not accept drinks from anyone you d o not know well or from anyone you do not trust. Do not l eave your drink unattended. If you are accepting a drink, make sure it is in an unopened container and that you open it yourself. Do not allow anyone you d o not know well to escort you home if you are under the influe nce of any substance. Call your friends or family and ask them tot ake you home. Stay sober and see that your date does too: Alcohol can loosen inhibitions, cloud judgment and make one more vulnerable to non-consensual sex. If you are in immediate dang er, call 911. Janice Clarkson, EdD, is a L icensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional. 4A F RIDAY O CTOBER 3, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK M M e e n n t t a a l l h h e e a a l l t t h h h h e e l l p p S tarting Point Behavioral Healthcare offers a Mental Health First Aid training program that features a five-step plan to help identify, understand and respond to a person with mental illness. It is known is ALGEE and it stands for: Assess for risk of suicide or harm. Listen non-judgmentally. G ive reassurance and information. E ncourage appropriate professional help. E ncourage self-help and other support strategies. F or more information or to participate in a local Mental Health First A id training session, visit Mental Health First Aid in Nassau County online at or call Starting Point at 225-8280. The 24-hour National Suicide Crisis Helpline is 800-2738255. 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GAINESVILLE Floridians c onsumer sentiment this month reached its highest level since b efore the Great Recession began and after it ended, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. The index inched up one point f rom August to a level not seen since April 2007. This is a welcome development given that consumer sent iment has been flat for the last few months, said Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and B usiness Research. While we are still about 10 points behind w here we would like to be at this point in a recovery, confid ence among Floridians is heading in the right direction. The small rise, which parallels an uptick in confidence nationwide, was broad-based a mong all ages and income levels. Of the five components that c omprise the survey, two rose, two declined and one remainedu nchanged. Survey-takers overall opinion over whether they are financ ially better off now than a year a go rose, while their expectation that personal finances will i mprove a year from now fell. The survey also shows that confidence in the national economy over the coming year dropped, but faith in U.S. eco-n omic conditions over the next five years remained unchanged. M eanwhile, respondents perception whether now is a g ood time to buy a big consumer item, such as a refrigerator, shot up. This is the highest level for this component since March 2007 and a big driver of the rise in sentiment in September, McCarty said. A mixture of economic indic ators is affecting Floridas cons umers. After showing signifi cant improvement since late 2010, the unemployment rater ose 0.1 per c ent in August. Most economists would agree that we should be doing better than 6.3 percent, which is high-e r than the U.S. unemployment f igure of 6.1 percent, McCarty s aid. The median price of a single-family home in Florida declined in August to $180,000, the first drop since January. Ar ecent report by CoreLogic, an Irvine, Calif., research firm, found that 24.3 percent of F lorida homes are still underwater, compared with a nationa l average of 10.7 percent, McCarty said. The likelihood of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve in 2015 will almost certainly result in an increase in m ortgage rates, but significant housing price increases over t he next year are not likely Meanwhile, inflation has r emained low and declined in August, led largely by declines in energy prices. Gas prices in Florida fell more than five cents in September and are predicted t o drop lower. Recent gains in the U.S. s tock market, meanwhile, could be offset by sanctions imposed b y the U.S. and Europe against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis, which are heavily impacting European countries that trade more directly with Russia, M cCarty said. Ultimately these effects will spill back to Florida i ndirectly through potential declines in the stock market and more directly by declines in both tourism and housing purchases by Europeans, he a dded. Construction and housing i n Florida have been recovering over the past two years, due i n large part to population growth. But a Federal Reserve rate hike could lead to a temporary, but natural, stock market correction and a slowdown i n housing sales and construction, McCarty said. W hen the timing of that rate hike becomes clear, We can e xpect at least a temporary decline in our consumer sentiment index in Florida, McCarty said. A Small Business Worksite Wellness Breakfast is scheduled from 8-9:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at t he Fernandina Beach Golf Club. The cost to register is s ubsidized by a grant and is $10 per person and includes breakfast. A panel of experts will present ideas and methods to build an effective program in a small business. Registration is online at events.aspx. F ollowing the breakfast, businesses may sign up to receive free worksite wellness development consultations from the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council. Cost for the consultations is also provided by the remaining portion of funding from the federal Cent ers for Disease Control grant. A Small Business Worksite Wellness initiative is under way in Nassau County. The initiative was made possible by an Achieve grant (Action Communities for Health, Innovatio and Environmental Change) provided through the federal Centers for Disease Control and awarded to the YMCA of Floridas First Coast. The purpose of the grant was to develop and implement strategies t o reduce chronic diseases and to identify and promote public p olicy change in Nassau County. The grant was only one of 10 CDC grants given to YMCAs in the country. The local leadership team includes Dr. Ginny Seidel, director of the Nassau County Department of Health, Nassau County Schools Superintend ent John Ruis, Baptist Medical Center Nassau CEO Stephen Lee, architect John Cotner, former FSCJ director Don Hughes and Tim DeViese and Amy Kienle, vice presidents at YMCA of Floridas First Coast. The group was tasked with identifying areas critical to i mproving the health and wellbeing of Nassau County residents such as tobacco prevention, promoting physical activity through built environment and worksite wellness. The main focus was not so much programming but seeking to implement changes in public policy that would in turn cause an improvement in health. A large scale example of policy change would be policies related to tobacco use in p ublic areas. As part of the ongoing a spects of the grant work, the committee chose to enlist the help of the nonprofit First Coast Worksite Wellness Council as part of its worksite wellness focus area. The council provides education and resources for workplaces of all sizes to begin or enhance their e mployee worksite wellness programs. Improving the health and well-being of employees not only improves the health of the company but, along with other local initiatives, helps to support healthier communities. The Nassau County Works ite Wellness task force was formed that included representatives from the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce, Nassau County Health Improvement Coalition, the FCWWC, the Florida Department of Health Nassau County, Baptist Health Nassau, Northeast Florida AHEC and others. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY O CTOBER 3, 2014 BUSINESS News-Leader Cooper Meyers Sales Dan Gamble Sales Manager *on select vehicles, minimum terms of 60 months. WAC. 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Worksite wellness initiative to improve countys health Consumer confidence at post-recession high J ACKSONVILLE Baptist H ealth and the University of T exas MD Anderson Cancer C enter have signed a letter of intent to form a partnership that will pr ovide adult cancer patients in the region with greater access to the most advanced cancer care available. T he institutions have a greed to create a joint cancer p rogram in North Florida next y ear that will enhance patient access to MD Anderson s r enowned tr eatment protocols, clinical trials and translational research. When for malized, the agreement will make Baptist H ealth a partner member of M D Anderson Cancer Netw ork, the institution s pr o gram to elevate the quality of cancer car e in communities throughout the nation and world. As a partner, Baptist Health will be operationally and clinically integrated withM D Anderson and contribute t o its mission to end cancer T here are currently only t wo other MD Anderson partn ers in the nation: the Banner M D Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Ariz., and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden, N.J. This is truly a game-changer, said Hugh Greene, presi-d ent and CEO of Baptist H ealth, in a press release. MD A nderson is recognized as the l eader in cancer car e in our nation and acr oss the globe. W ith such an incr edible partner, we intend to transform cancer care in our region and pr ovide even mor e hope and courage for our cancer patients a nd their families. B ased in Houston, MD A nderson is the lar g est fr e e standing cancer center in the world. Since its inception in 1941, nearly one million patients have sought the innovative cancer car e and prevention services that have m ade MD Anderson respecte d. The institution consistent l y has been ranked as one of t he top two hospitals for cancer c are by U .S. News & World R eports Best Hospitals survey. MD Anderson also ranks first in the total amount of grant dollars from the National Cancer Institute. MD Anderson employs more than 20,000p eople, including more than 1 ,800 physicians and scientists. B aptist Health includes five h ospitals with 1,154-licensed beds, 1,658 medical staf f and mor e than 250 outpatient facil ities throughout North Florida and South Georgia, including Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Baptist Jacksonvillea nd Baptist South are ranked a mong America s Best Regiona l Hospitals for cancer by U .S. News & World Report and Baptist Cancer Institute is one of the regions leading providers of cancer prevention, scr eening, diagnostic and treatment services. All four of B aptist Healths adult hospit als have br east centers. Baptist, MD Anderson cancer pact


6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK T ALLAHASSEE Flu season is almost here and the F lorida Department of Health urges residents and visitors to take precautions to reduce their risk of infection. Influenza is a serious disease that can l ead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Getting vaccinated is the single best way to protect yours elf and your family against influenza, said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John H. Armstrong. I encourage all Floridians to g et your flu vaccination before Halloween, wash your handso ften and stay home when you are sick. E veryone aged six months and older should get the flu vaccine. Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for people who are at high r isk of serious complications from influenza, such as pregn ant women, children under the age of 5 and people of any a ge with certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthm a, diabetes or heart disease). It can take up to two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenz a virus infection. In the meantime, you are still at risk forg etting the flu. That is why it is important to get vaccinated e arly in the fall, before the flu season really gets under way. Symptoms of the flu may include headache, fever, severe cough, runny nose or body a ches. Contact your health care provider immediately if symp-t oms appear. The department offers the f ollowing prevention tips: Get vaccinated every year since flu viruses change. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough o r sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. W ash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and w ater are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. A void touching your eyes, nose and mouth since germs are spread this way. Avoid close contact with sick people. I f you or your children are sick with a flu-like illness, stayh ome for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, unless you n eed medical care. Check with your physician, your local county health department or visit nd-wellness/flu-prevention/lo cate-a-flu-shot.html to seew here flu vaccine is available in your area. F or more information, visit .html. T o learn more about the spread of flu in Florida, visit h ttp:// flu. Time to think about the flu L L e e e e p p e e r r t t o o s s p p e e a a k k A ll Republican families a re invited to attend the Westside Republican Clubs meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Hilliard Community Center, 37117 Pecan St. Nassau County Sheriff B ill Leeper will speak on A mendment 2 Use of M arijuana for Certain Medical Conditions. This amendment will be on the Nov. 4 ballot for all Florida voters. C C o o u u n n t t y y b b u u d d g g e e t t t t o o p p i i c c N assau Countys budget a nd projected tax increase will be among the issues discussed by Nassau County Clerk of Court and Comptroller John Crawford at the Men s Newcomers Club monthly luncheon t o be held Thursday, Oct. 16 a t the Fernandina Beach G olf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road. Club members gather for meet-and-gr e et at 11:30 with the luncheon beginning at noon. Crawfor d, who ser ves as the county s chief financial o fficer as well as clerk of the c ircuit court, will be reviewi ng Nassau Countys fiscal health as well as the role of the clerk and checks and balances of local government. He was elected to h is post in 2005 and has b een reelected unopposed t wice. Luncheon tickets are $15 in advance if reservations are made by Saturday, Oct. 11 and $17 at the door. Send your $15 lunch check to MNC POB 16291, F ernandina Beach, FL 3 2035. F or more information, see the clubs website at http://mensnewcomers 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 A city candidate for um is s cheduled at 7 p.m. T hursday Oct. 16 at City H all, 204 Ash St. For information, contact former mayor Susan Har d ee Steger at 261-4372 or L L e e g g i i s s l l a a t t i i v v e e D D e e l l e e g g a a t t i i o o n n S tate Rep. Janet H. Adkins, chair of the Nassau County Legislative Delegation, announces the organizational meeting to elect the 2015 delegation chair, and the general legislative hearing of the Nassau County Legislative Delegation. T he meeting will be on T hursday, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p .m. at the Nassau County Commission Chambers located within the James S. Page Governmental Complex at 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee. Interested citizens wishi ng to be placed on the agend a for the Dec. 4 public hear i ng are asked to contact Adkins office at 491-3664 prior to close of business Friday, Nov. 14. Local bill information and pr ocedur es ar e also available at www u nder the Refer ence M aterials Section. A ll material or handouts for this meeting should be deliver e d to Adkins of f ice no later than Nov. 17. The office is at 905 S. Eighth St., Fer nandina Beach. For additional infor ma tion, contact Jim Adams at Adkins of fice at 491-3664 or b y email at james.adams@ All Nassau County Legislative Delegation meetings are open to the public. POLITICS IN BRIEF U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael (Vinse) Edwards with his parents, Nassau County Sheriffs Director Mike Edwards and Wendy Edwards, has received the Bronze Star Medal. Edwards has been on three deployments with the 101st Airborne, two to Iraq and o ne to Afghanistan. He distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the United States a s a Squad leader, 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Task Force Security Forces, (Task Force 2 Fury) United States F orces, Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan from 10 December 2012 to 01 September 2013 during Operation Enduring Freedom. As a Squad Leader, SSG Edwards greatly extended influence beyond Battalion and Brigade level Chain of Command for his rank and level of responsibilities in an exceptional manner while conducting Security Force missions in support of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-AS SG Edwards was handpicked by multiple General Officers and high ranking officials to personally provide security during high visible and mission critical assignments. D uring the Afghanistan elections, SSG Edwards led a patrol in support of Sia Sang in which his element was the only Coalition Force Joint Command, a true testament of h is tactical and technical pr o ficiency SSG Edwar d s r e ceived numerous accolades for his performance, professionalism, and magnificent results as convoy commander. His phenomenal leadership skills are viewed on the level of a senior Platoon Sergeant; he is by far the most tactically efficient Squad Leader maneuvering non-tactical vehicles in the sensitive city of Kabul. His exceptional dedication, attention to detail and his unique drive enable him to ensure every assigned non-standard mission was accomplished to the highest stan-d ard. Staff Sergeant Edwards managed and led a nine Paratrooper Airborne Infantry R ifle Squad in direct support of the CSTC-A. He conducted squad mission planning for m or e than 114 Security For ce (SECFOR dian Angel, and Personal Security Detail missions while pr o tecting more than 80 soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and Contractors from different entities. Staff Sergeant Edwards supervised 540 hours of Platoon collective SECFOR patr ol time, over a span of 1,865 miles, and led more than 200 missions as a convoy commander and truck commander. Staff Sergeant Edwards displayed a wealth of initiative during this period, continuously finding ways to improve the operations of the entire Company. . Staff Sergeant Edwards directly affected operations and set the standard for other N oncommissioned officers to follow. Staff Sergeant Edwards actions are in keeping w ith the finest traditions of militar y ser viced and r eflect credit upon himself, Task Force 2 Fury, the 82nd Airborne Division, the United States Forces Afghanistan, and the United States Army BRONZE STAR MEDAL F RIDAY O CTOBER 3, 2014 NEWS News-Leader NL/PSAN L / P S A SUBMITTED


S S m m o o k k e e a a l l a a r r m m s s W hen was the last time you teste d the smoke alarms in your home? W a s it last week? Last month? A y ear ago? If youre like many people, you may not even remember. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature of U.S. households that theyre often taken for granted, and arent tested and maintained as they s hould. H owever working smoke alar m s ar e a critical fire safety tool that can mean the difference between life and death in a home fire. According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), smoke alarms can cut the chance ofd ying in a home fire in half. Meanw hile, NFP A data shows that home f ir e s killed more than 2,300 people in 2012; many of these deaths could have been prevented with the proper smoke alarm protection. As a member of the fir e ser vice for 18-plus years, Ive seen the devastating effects of fire first-hand; the bur n injuries, the loss of homes a nd possessions ar e distr essing. W hats even worse is witnessing a f amily s anguish after a loved one has been killed in a fir e It s hear t breaking. As the of ficial sponsor of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11, 2014, NFPA is promoting Working Smoke Alar ms Save Lives: T est Y ours Ever y Month! to better educ ate the public about the true value o f working smoke alar m s. My sincer e hope is that all Nassau County residents will make sure there are working smoke alarms installed throughout their homes. These simple steps can help make a life-saving dif fer ence, and p revent the potentially life-threate ning impact of fire. H ere are additional smoke alarm tips to follow: Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping ar ea and on ever y level of the home, including the basement. Inter connect all smoke alar ms thr oughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound. Test alarms each month by pushing the test button. Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and har d-wir ed alar ms, when they are 10 years old or sooner if they do not r espond pr operly Make sur e ever yone in the home knows the sound and understands what to do when they hear the smoke alar m. T o learn more about the orking Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!c ampaign, visit NFPAs website at w ww .fir L arry (Danny 2nd Vice President Nassau County Fir e Rescue Pr ofessionals L3101 I I g g n n o o r r i i n n g g t t h h e e p p e e o o p p l l e e C ounty Commissioners Boatw right, Leeper and Edwar ds have i gnored the voice of the people by voting to raise taxes. Nassau citizens voiced their opinion against raising taxes when they voted for Steve Kelley and George Spicer in the primary. Both Kelley and Spicer ran on a ticket of keeping taxes low. In spite of the people voicing a d esire for lower taxes, these three c ommissioners voted to raise pr op erty taxes. In spite of tough economic times, when people ar e str uggling to make ends meet, these three commissioners voted to raise pr operty taxes. In spite of being presented a budget by Steve Kelley which clearly showed how to balance the budget without raising taxes, these thr ee commissioners voted to raise proper ty taxes. This failur e on the par t of these commissioners to follow the wishes of the voters should have conse quences. During the next election for county commissioners, I hope voters will not for get that Commissioners Boatwright, Leeper and Edwar ds raised taxes during rough economic times, while ignoring a budgett hat made a tax increase unnecess ar y R ebecca Walker Fernandina Beach S S t t a a t t e e w w i i d d e e a a m m e e n n d d m m e e n n t t s s V ote by Mail ballots (absentee have been mailed. Before all the dist orted partisan ads were released, I d id my r esearch and applied logic to t hese issues. I have voted and will share what I found and believe. Amendment 1: W e live in Florida primarily for the wonder ful but fragile ecosystem. We have an obligation to protect it. This amendment asks that we do this by returning the funds that have been diver ted to the g eneral fund. This is not a new tax. D ocument stamps ar e paid by those who are adding an additional burden to the land and water resources. The amendment asks that we r etur n to a net 30 percent of this fee for this conser vation. The administration fee has been roughly 10 percent throughout. I reviewed the spreadsheet of how the document stamp funds wer e used fr om 2007 until this year and the projections for the futur e if this is passed and if it is not. By using a per centage instead of an amount, it will vary with the economy It also has a 20-year sunset. I voted Yes. Amendment 2: This is the Medical Marijuana issue. First this is not the pot you can acquir e on almost any high school or college campus. It has had the THC (fun stuff) removed. It must be prescribed bya medical doctor for use by very ill p atients (cancer or seizur es). W e all k now someone with cancer and many of us know someone suffering with seizur es. Medical Marijuana is r elatively inexpensive, highly ef fec tive and is not addictive. I know many people who have used Oxycontin, Oxycodone andP ercodine after medical procedures. T hese dr ugs are very expensive, t he effectiveness is suspect and they are very addictive. There are commer cials questioning the fact that car egivers are protected from prosecution. These commercials do not use Websters definition a caregiver is a person who provides direct car e (as for children, elderly peop le or the chronically ill). I do not b elieve dr ug dealers pr ovide dir ect care. I vote Yes. Amendment 3: This amendment would allow an outgoing gover nor to fill vacancies on the state Supreme and Appellate cour ts (occurring that same day) on his last day in office. There is a Judicial Nominating Committee, but he is not required to follow thoser ecommendations. This means there is no responsibility or accountability W e have got to be kidding! I voted No. So I say vote Yes, Yes, No (absolutely not Carla Voisard Yulee VOICE OF THE PEOPLE In last months Family Forum column, I highlighted the benefits of being a foster parent and the positive impact foster parents have o n the lives of local children. This month, my focus is on parental behaviors that result in a c hild coming into the child welfare system. I reviewed data from Floridas Center for Child Welfare, zeroing in on the trends for the last two years. A couple of things jumped out. Nassau County averages about 58 reports to the Child Abuse Hotline every month. Of these, about 15 reports are verified; meaning t hat the Department of Children and Families (DCFmined i t was valid and the children entered the child welfare system. In Nassau, the number one cause of maltreatment to children is substance abuse, with family violence ranking second. These two categories make up 69 percent of the verified maltreatment cases in Nassau County. By comparis on, they account for only 44 percent of the verified cases statewide. W hen talking to my friends at the Nassau Alcohol Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition, they confirm that alcohol and marijuana are the top two forms of substance abuse in Nassau County. There is often a direct connection between substance abuse and violence. What happens to the children who are the i nnocent victims in the middle of all this? In many cases, the substance abuse takes p lace in the home, around the children, endangering the children. Scenarios include: the abuser becomes violent or no longer has the capacity to monitor young children; mom f alls asleep with an infant in her arms, rolls over and s mothers the baby; a toddler wanders out of the home and drowns in a pool or pond; a child is hungry and asks to eat but dad gets mad and beats him; mom and boyfriend party all night then g et into a fight that escalates into the kids getting hurt. S adly, the list is endless. Somewhere along the line, thankfully, someone calls the Child Abuse Hotline and DCF gets involved. Depending on the circumstances, every attempt is made to preserve the family. In some cases, the children are removed immediately and Family S upport Services of North Florida (FSSovides services to the parents and to the child ren, with a goal of reunification. Most often, however, the children remain in the home under close supervision by child welfare professionals. Again, FSS provides services that are designed to protect the safety of the child while working on the root causes through therapies, counseling and other interventions. If t he problems persist and the children are not safe, they are removed from the home. Most a re placed with relatives or family friends to minimize trauma to the children. Otherwise, t he children are placed with a licensed foster parent. Our primary focus is to provide a safe environment for the children while we work with the family to resolve the issues that caused the removal. If the safety factors can be corrected, then reunification is the primary goal. But if the courts determine that the issues cannot be resolved, then parental rights are terminated a nd the children become available for adoption. Either way, the traumatic impact on the children is tremendous. When parents behave irresponsibly by exposing their family to substance abuse and/or violence, the children suffer. FSS can help. Call us at 225-5347. Lee Kaywork is the chief executive officer of Family Support Services of North Florida ( FSS), the lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Nassau and Duval counties. FSS sees firsthand and understands the challenges of child safety, parenting and family dynamics, and works with the community to keep children safe. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY O CTOBER 3, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HOW TO WRITE US Letters must include writer s name (printed and signature), address and telephone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. No poems will be published. Letters should be typed or printed. Not all letters are published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor P .O. 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COMMUNITY THANKS B B e e n n B B y y r r n n s s R R u u n n w w a a y y R R a a l l l l y y The plan was in place as you may have read in last weeks News-Leader article, Ben B yrns Runway Rally ready to take flight by s taff writer Mary Maguire. It was an awesome a rticle that told about entertainers and formation flights. We were all excited for what our r u nners were about to experience. However, this all changed due to Mother Nature and maybe for the best. For those of the 580 plus runners that had a chance to run in SaturdaysB en Byrns Runway Rally, the light rain and m ist may have been a godsend fr om previous y ears of sun and heat on the runways. I would like to apologize for not having our planned enter t ainment and T i ger Flight (due to the weather) and hope to bring mor e surprises with future rallies. This year you may have noticed a lar ge incr ease in par ticipants. This was due to the School Challenge idea of Ben Byrns Foundation board member Rick Keffer. It wasa wesome to see so many students and young adults participate in this event which Rick and Hollie Kef f er suppor t ed and financed. Thank you ver y much! As always, thank you to the city of Fernandina Beach for the suppor t and use of the air por t. Bobby Kozakof f, fr om airpor t operations, did a great job of having the airport in beautiful shape for this event as usual. Thank you toB obby and Sean McGill and staff for organizing and setting up the course on that rainy dark mor n ing. Sen. Aar on Bean, well what can I say? He kept the attention of all our spectators for over an hour while the runners wer e out on the course. W e couldn t have done it without you and you know how much we appr eciate your participation. Thanks! I also want to thank the 580-plus runners w ho wanted to come out to the runways and participate rain or shine. I hope you all had a good time and come back to r un the rally in the futur e The sponsors in our community were very supportive and we thank and appreciate them! If you can, please visit the businesses that sponsored this years race. They are listed o n the back of your shirts! Also, many businesses donated to our silent auction and there wer e many individuals that sponsor ed a child. We thank all of you. This event couldn t have taken place at all without the har d work done by the Ben Byrns Foundation boar d and volunteers. Thanks to you all! Mary Ann Schroeder worked day and night with the big job of registration, race packets, organizing volunteers and all the organizations financials. Her husband John was my right-hand man with all the labor intense jobs that go along with setup. Thanks to you both. This year, with the larger number of participants, Mark Ross, Keith W aldrip and their parking crew handled it like professionals along with Steve Filkoff and the auxiliary police. I could have sworn that they do this as a second job somewhere. Thank you for a job well done! The countless numbers of volunteers would be too long to list, they wer e simply amazing. To the many friends and families that pitched in to make this year s race a success, I wish I could name you all but Im sure Im limited to space. You know who you are and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I couldnt do this without your support. W ith the success of this race, we hope we can make a difference in our community with or ganizations that support our mission of striving to educate and guide young adults to make good choices in your lives. For the young adults that attended the 2014 Ben Byrns Runway Rally on Sept. 27, you made a great choice to come out and run. Thank you! Ken and Laurie Byrns Ben Byr ns Foundation I n Nassau, the number one cause of maltreatment to children is substance abuse, with family violence ranking second. FAMILY F ORUM Lee Kaywork Learning a new way to eat As a self-professed cookie monster, I panicked when my new doc said he wanted me to abstain fr om all wheat pr oducts for two weeks and get a blood test for celiac disease. I was elated when the blood test came back negative, but Doc wasnt as quick to accept the results, saying, You can still have a wheat sensitivity without having celiac disease. Lets keep you on the aller gy elimination diet anoth er week or so. My spirits sank. It wasnt enough to be deprived of all my favorite baked goods, crack ers and pretzels, he also took me off eggs and cheese, and even mentioned avoiding soy Eliminating dairy and eggs had been on my list for some future point but I was unprepared for this enforced deprivation. I gave up cow s milk years ago but I still adore cheese and eggs so I was pretty miserable about following Docs orders. T ake it fr om me: a gluten-fr ee English muffin topped with faux cheese will never measure up to a crispy slice of Fr ench bread slathered with lots of gooey mozzarella. I drew the line at the soy edict, reasoning that since Ive been eating soy meat substitutes for years, sur ely they wer en t the culprit for my unrelenting discomfort. I got a nasty wakeup call when I tossed a couple slices of my favorite faux bacon beside my GF waffle one morning. A little while later, that all too familiar pain welled up and I figured the faux bacon must be to blame. Sure enough, I was shocked when Inter net research revealed none of the pr oducts fr om my favorite meat substitute company were gluten free. Oh, great! Now what? Im the first to admit Ive never been a great lover of tofu. The first time I tried it, it tasted like flavor ed pencil erasers. Oddly enough, I devel oped a taste for sliced tofurkey when searching for non-meat sandwich items but that was of f the menu now because of the gluten. I was delighted to learn theres such a thing as GF tofu, so I decided to give it a tr y Much to my surprise, its not half bad when pr epared properly. My first foray into the world of tofu involved an easy recipe for faux egg salad. After squeezing the water out of the cubed tofu and cr umbling it up with a fork, I added diced celery and red onions, a heaping teaspoon of pickle relish, a tablespoon of sliced black olives and a dollop of a mayonnaise sub stitute called Vegenaise. But it was the double dash of turmeric that gave my faux egg salad its golden color and exotic flavor. Perfect! Piled between two slices of toasted gluten fr ee br ead and accessorized with a leaf or two of crisp romaine and juicy heirloom tomato slices, it was a delicious lunch. Preparing tofu for dinner was a more elaborate process. After the usual pressing out of the water, one is meant to marinate the tofu as it is vir tually tasteless on its own. Eager to improve my culinary prowess, I poked through my cupboard to see what I had on hand to perk up this bland pr otein. I splashed it with soy sauce, citrus flavored balsamic vinegar extra virgin olive oil and some spices, and put it in the fridge in a covered glass bowl to marinate overnight. I may need to experiment a little with the marinade but the first ef for t was cer tainly palatable when served with some wilted kale and brown rice for a healthy, delicious meal Doc would sur ely appr ove. This new way of eating is both a learning pr ocess and a test of will power, but Im always up for a challenge, especially when it will improve my health. And if Doc lets me have eggs and cheese back, I think I can deal with this new way of eating, especially if it resolves the unrelenting pain that has plagued me the past three years. Heather A. Per r y is a r eporter at the NewsLeader. NEWSROOM VIEWS H eather A Perry


COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, OCTOBER3, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8A MILITARY NEWS Army Pvt. Douglas R. Baggett has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises. Baggett is the son of Joseph Baggett of Jacksonville and Debra Beck of Bryceville. He is a 2014 graduate of W est Nassau High School, Callahan. 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. 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But, we are also immodest in more literal and physical ways, that is, by how much our bodies we put on display. A hundred years ago, ladies and gentlemen considered it unseemly if they were not covered almost literally from the neck down. Now it seems that necklines and waistlines have plunged to the point where very little is left to the imagination. We seem to have no shame about displaying body parts that just a generation ago would have been mortifying. We should consider what it means to live and dress modestly in an immodest world. In the midst of others flaunting their bodies and screaming from the rooftops how great they are, a modest person will try to stand out as a moral exemplar.Christopher Simon § Modesty in an Immodest World The CamarottisC C a a m m a a r r o o t t t t i iThe Rev. and Mrs. Frank Camarotti are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Upon returning, a celebration will be held at Maggiano's Restaurant in Jacksonville with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Rev. Camarotti is pastor at Five Points Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. Brother Frank and Diane served with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board as missionaries to Romania. The Camarottis have ministered in the YuleeWEDDING ANNIVERSARY Fernandina Beach area for more than 28 years.S OUNDS ON CENTRE TONIGHT The Beech Street Blues Band plays Sounds on Centre from 6-8 p.m. tonight. The free concert series presented by the Historic Fernandina Business Association takes place between Front and Second streets in downtown Fernandina. V isit SUBMITTED Pillowcase se wing bee set for SaturdayF or the News-LeaderThe first workshop Lollipops Quilt Shop sponsored to benefit ConKerr Cancer was so successful that they have scheduled a second one on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the shop at 1881 South 14th St., Suite 5, in Fernandina. "I am just thrilled that Lollipops is doing this again. It was amazing how many helpers participated that day. Laurie Malm and Mary Davis, Lollipops owners, donated the most adorable fabric, and at the end of the day the group had made 140 adorable pillowcases for children with cancer at Wolfson, Nemours, Shands and PedsCare," said Sylvia Hurst, Nassau County Coordinator for ConKerr Cancer. There will be three shifts of helpers Saturday, and to join in, just call Lollipops at 310-6616 and sign up. It is great fun and for such a wonderful cause, said Hurst. ConKerr Cancer A Case for Smiles provides fun, colorful pillowcases to children with cancer and other serious illnesses. The cases are sewn by volunteers, and locally the goal is 150-200 pillowcases a month for Wolfson Children's Hospital, Nemours, Shands and PedsCare. "The children love them, Hurst added. "They do bring a smile to the kids and their families during such a difficult time. We send lots and lots of different designs so that each child can have a pillowcase that reflects their interests." Participants may bring their own machines if they like, threaded with neutral colors, either sewing machines or sergers. There will be machines available at the shop for participants to use also. Y ou may want to bring basic sewing supplies like scissors, but there will also be a need for people to cut and press. And if you have fabric to contribute to the cause, that would be most welcome. SUBMITTEDLollipops Quilt Shop is sponsoring a workshop to make pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the shop at 1881 South 14th St., Suite 5, in Fernandina. Jo r di receives Good Neighbor AwardCounty Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi was recently honored by the Nassau Farm Bureau with their "Good Neighbor Award." The award was presented to Jordi by Nassau County Commissioner Walter "Jr." Boatright and Gil Quarrier, both Nassau County Farm Bureau board members. The Nassau County Farm Bureau "Good Neighbor Award" was started in 2008. The award is presented to an individual who is recognized by their peers for establishing themselves as one who goes above and beyond to help those in need. "Through her hard work and dedication to the Nassau County Extension Office, she has proved to be an individual who truly exemplifies herself to be qualified for this award," stated Kirby Kitler, county secretary for the bureau. This year, Florida Farm Bureau Federation celebrates 72 years of service to agriculture. With about 147,000 members, Florida Farm Bureau is the state's largest agricultural organization. There are Farm Bureaus in 60 counties in this state, where agriculture is second only to tourism in economic importance. The Florida Farm Bureau Federation's mission is "to increase the net income of farmers and ranchers, and to improve the quality of rural life." FFBF's vision is: "Florida Farm Bureau will be the most effective, influential and respected Farm Bureau in the nation. To truly be recognized as Florida's Voice of Agriculture." "I am honored to receive the Good Neighbor Award from the Nassau County Farm Bureau. This award r epresents the contributions made by Extension staff and volunteers, in our commitment to promote the importance of agriculture not only on a statewide level, but right here in Nassau County," said Jordi. Nassau County Extension staff conducts programs in 4H and Youth Development, Family & Consumer Sciences, Environmental Horticulture and Agriculture & Natural Resources. V olunteers, under direction of Extension agents in all four program areas, work to improve the quality of life in the community. To learn more about Nassau County Extension programs, see the website at: ex.html, or contact the office at 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on office duty on Fridays, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 491-7340. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NASSAU COUNTY FARM BUREAUGil Quarrier, left, and County Commissioner Walter "Jr." Boatwright present County Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi with the Farm Bureau Good Neighbor Award. Florida clerks tackle domestic violenceF or the News-LeaderOctober is Domestic Vi olence Awareness Month. During this time, the Clerk of Courts Office encourages members of the local community to become familiar with how the local office can help you or someone you know. Unfortunately, one in four women and one in seven men in the United States suffer physical violence at the hands of their spouses, intimate partners or even family members. Additionally, three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. When applied to the state of Florida alone, these statistics are staggering and show what a tremendous impact domestic violence has on our local communities. However, it is vital that we r ecognize that this violence is not inevitable, nor is it "somebody else's problem." "In order to effectively make strides against this issue and improve these statistics within Nassau County, we must not r emain silent upon experiencing, witnessing or hearing about incidents of domestic violence," said John A. Crawford, Clerk of Courts & Comptroller. W ith this in mind, it is important to focus on what we can do to help victims and, ultimately, how we can put an end to domestic violence. Florida's Court Clerks are keenly sensitive to the needs of domestic violence survivors and take these matters very seriously. They are committed to assisting victims, with complete confidentiality and discretion, throughout the entire process of filing reports and connecting victims with advocate programs. Domestic violence is a prominent issue and the Florida Court Clerks stand ready to protect community members and lend a helping hand for those in need of domestic violence assistance. They work very closely with the local sheriff's office, ensuring that both safety and justice are achieved for victims and their families in the event that a domestic violence incident occurs. If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence, please contact the Nassau County Clerk's Civil Department at 548-4609. The Clerk of Courts Office is located in the Robert M. Foster Justice Center, 76347 Ve terans Way, Yulee, Reference: Statistics from National Domestic Violence Hotline: Dental foundation gives $6,000 to Barnabas T ALLAHASSEE The Florida Dental Association Foundation (FDAF) is proud to announce the donation of $75,000 in grant funding to support local clinics providing Project: Dentists Care services. This funding will provide grants ranging from $3,000 to $7,000 to 15 clinics to support free and low-cost dental services, including $6,000 for the Barnabas Center dental clinic. "The Florida Dental Association Foundation is thankful for the chance to help improve the health of our communities," said Dr. David Russell, president of the Florida Dental Association Foundation, in a press release. "By providing basic dental care services, we can make a significant impact in Floridians' lives by helping prevent dental disease, which can cause infections, bone or nerve damage and tooth loss." Project: Dentists Care is a statewide dental access network overseen and supported by the Florida Dental Association Foundation. Under this program, clinics and referral programs are organized by local dentists who volunteer their time and services to provide preventative and restorative dental care to Floridians in need. V isit G enealogy meeting Oct. 21The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the community r oom of the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Amy Larner Giroux will present "Urban Research: Pick a Church, Not Just Any Church." Learn to use city directories, ward maps and other resources to pinpoint the location of your ancestor's church. A case study will provide a detailed example. Larner Giroux, PHD, CG, CGL is a researcher, lecturer and writer with geographic specializations including New York City, the Lower Hudson Valley and Pensacola. She is an award-winning author with articles published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Record and The Genealogist (American Society of Genealogists). Her research interests include burial iconography and ethnic studies. Public welcome.


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The company offers a wide variety of products including GAF/Elk, CertainTeed, Owens-Corning, Monier, Hanson and American Tile, all of whom offer a complete line of warranties. With recent changes to the state of Floridas wind mitigation roofing requirements, there are many new savings opportunities for residential and commercial owners. We offer clients several roofing options to save money on their homeownersand wind insurance policies, said Boyd. We work closely with local insurance agents and have seen that many owners today are unaware of the savings opportunities available to them through policy discounts related to roofing modifications. We can evaluate, with owners, their individual needs and available options. Additionally, Domestic Designs partners with a certified solar technology and installation firm to provide energy efficient roofing solutions that reduce your carbon footprint and utility expense. We are excited about the unlimited opportunities we now offer in alternative energy resources and costs savings, said Boyd. To discuss your roofing needs or to simply learn moreabout potential roofing modifications, related to insurance savings or energy efficient roofing solutions, call Buddy Boyd at 904-321-0626 or 904-753-1438. They look forward to working with you. P P u u t t Y Y o o u u r r B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s I I n n T T h h e e S S p p o o t t l l i i g g h h t t C C a a l l l l 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 T T o o F F i i n n d d O O u u t t H H o o w w The diesel snowball I t has long been a headscratcher why Europes new v ehicles are 50 percent diesel and our country is around 4 percent. In the first half of 2014, the general market in the U.S. was up 4.2 percent and diesel sales were up 25 percent. All predictions see d iesels gaining more traction in a hurry. For the 96 percent n ot buying diesels, you might ask why would I consider one? My research took me toa Business Insider article listing some compelling reasons. Todays diesels run on a mandatory ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. They are cleanburning and much quieter t han before. The fuel provides more torque, adding to towing ability and power off the line. The Germans, with the Autobahn, buy almost half of their cars with diesels. They are capable of tremendous performance, and need to be in their country. R esale is better, with a 63 p ercent residual v alue at 36 months. That compares to 53 percent for gas and 55 percent for h ybrids. Added v alue perceptions are a product of demand and good owner experiences. The mileage estimates for diesels are more real world or even conservative. The E PA ratings on hybrids have been at times overstated, and some have had to be adjusted. Fuel range on a diesel is much better. A Passat diesel can go 800 miles on a tank of fuel. Diesel fuel costs more and there is an average cost of $ 2,500 extra for the diesel e ngine. Generally, it is not for the low-mileage driver. They o perate better when driven regularly, and that is where the savings can equalize the investment. By comparison, hybrids cost an average of $4,100 more and electric vehicles $13,000 more. Another e qualizer for the diesel fuel costs in the high-end market i s that premium fuel in similar to diesel in cost. Diesel fuel is now readily available in our country. Recharging stations will be needed in great numbers if electric vehicles are to grow in practical use. Ever wonder why the semis are all diesel? P erformance, operating costs and longevity are a quick answer. Do those concepts have appeal in the general market? They do in Europe and globally. It seems inevitable that the United States will gravitate to more diesel sales. W hy am I a fan? Selling M ercedes in Wilmington, N.C., (1978-1988 a ttend the mandatory training classes. Our burly instructor, Dietrick Rheinfeld, was an awesome trainer. He kept the room at 62 degrees, so you were alert. We had to learn to sell a n oisy motor and hard seats to prospects comparing puffy s eats and no engine noise. I have been a believer for decades and enjoy seeing the snowball growing. Its not for everyone, but it will end up in a lot more driveways. October, the start of the fourth quarter, means 2014 is winding down. Do something s pecial this quarter say, buy a new or used vehicle. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. Old School barbecue restaurant in Yulee J acksonville-based Bonos Pit Bar-B-Q is bringing its fast-c asual sister concept, Willie Jewells Old School Bar-B-Q, to Y ulee. The franchisees, Paul and Donna Hinch, joined the Willie Jewells family in 2012 with their location in Kingsland, Ga. After s uccess with their first store they are excited for anotherg rand opening of Willie Jewells Old School Bar-B-Q in Yulee. T his will be the third location in the concept, which will now have locations in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Willie Jewells Old School B ar-B-Q was created by Joe Adeeb, owner and president ofB onos Bar-B-Q, and Vice President Josh Martino. The c oncept has a smaller menu and a less expensive check average, but will still smoke all of its barbecue the old-fashioned way, the low and slow method that h as made Bonos a Jacksonville f avorite since 1949. Adeeb and Martino were looking for ano pportunity to enter the rapidly growing fast-casual market as w ell as a less expensive franchise package for potential franchisees and area developers. Willie Jewell Daniels was a real person and someone that m ade a big impact in Adeebs life. Adeebs grandfather res-c ued Daniels from the streets of Jacksonville when she was only a teen. She went to work in their family restaurant and quickly proved that she could cook almost anything. Adeeb attributes 95 percent of his cooking k nowledge to Willie Jewell and says, Not only was Willie Jewella n incredible cook, she was an incredible person. T he new location, slated to open on Thursday, is located at 463155 SR 200 at the intersection of A1A and US 17. Contact Josh Martino at 904-207-6540 f or franchise information. KEFFER CORNER R ickKeffer


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, OCTOBER3, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A The Omni Amelia Island Plantation and the United T ennis Association wrapped another successful Amelia Island Women's Tennis Championship with U.S. player Ingrid Neel taking home the title. She defeated veteran player Edina Gallovits-Hall after Hall retired at 4-4 due to an injury. Neel, currently living in Bradenton and being coached by IMG, calls Minnesota home and was here all week with her coach from Minnesota. The doubles team of MariaFernanda Alves and Keri Wong defeated Andie K. Daniell and Sophie Chang in an exciting two sets, 7-6(6), 76(4). SUBMITTED PHOTOSIngrid Neel, 16, left, won the singles title at theAmelia Island Women's Tennis Championship over the weekend. Right, Maria-Fer nanda Alves and Keri Wong are pictured with the runners-up doubles team of Andie K. Daniell and Sophie Chang.16 -year-old wins title at O mni Amelia Island Plantation One hundred percent of the tournament ticket proceeds go toward youth tennis player development and equipment in the community. For information on tennis programs at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, call 1-800-TheOmni or visit wins after Hall retires from an injury HOMECOMING READERS SUBMITTED PHOTOSY ulee High School football players, cheerleaders and mascot Buzz spent time Tuesday reading to students at Yulee Primary School and Yulee Elementary School in celebration of homecoming this week. The football team hosts Paxon tonight at 7 p.m. in a district matchup. Big 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 William 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. Registration 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. For information, to register a team or become a sponsor, contact Rainey Crawford, Nassau County area manager, at (904) 4850126 or The Fernandina Beach Men's Golf Association announces its 33rd annual October 4 Ball tournament at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club Oct. 11-12 with over $3,000 in cash and prizes. Two-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. Players must be FBMGA members. Join as a tournament member for $30, which entitles players to participate in any FBMGA tournament in which the FBMGA has donated cash prizes at least six in 2015. Entry forms available at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club or by emailing John Rudd at G OLF NEWS


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, OCTOBER3, 2014 SPORTS News-LeaderYULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football 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. 9BAKER COUNTY6:00 Oct. 16BISHOPKENNY6:00 Oct. 23at Fernandina Beach6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Oct. 3at Fort White*7:30 Oct. 10WESTNASSAU(HC)7:00 Oct. 17at Taylor County*7:30 Oct. 31MADISON*7:00 *District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Oct. 8at West Nassau6:00 Oct. 16at Hilliard6:00 Oct. 23YULEE6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Boys Golf 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 Oct. 3-4 at Bolles tourney Oct. 7BOLLES5:30/6:30 Oct. 9at Raines*5:30/6:30 Oct. 10-11 JV at Bishop Kenny tourney Oct. 14CREEKSIDE5:30/6:30 Oct. 16at Ponte Vedra5:30/6:30 Oct. 20-23 District 4-4Aat WNHS District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country 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 Oct. 7BAKER COUNTY(HC)6:00 Oct. 14at Episcopal6:00 Oct. 22at Bolles5:00 YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Football 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. Anyone interested in participating should contact Rob Hicks at Fernandina Beach High School at 261-5714 or N a a t t u u r r a a l l H H i i g g h h 5 5 K KNassau Alcohol Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition and Students Working Against Tobacco are hosting a 5K in Callahan, the inaugural Natural High 5K, Oct. 4 at West Nassau High School. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K race begins at 9 a.m. Opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m. Prize for top three finishers. Fee is $20. For information, call (904) 955-0159.T 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 www.Yulee 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 lboatwright 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.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 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 onehour 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 http://Upward. or drop by the church office during regular business hours and pick up a registration form.N N S S F F A A m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s sThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association holds its monthly business meetings on the second Wednesday at Kraft Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. The social get-togethers are held on the fourth Wednesday. Additional information, directions and reservations are available on the NSFAwebsite at The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth-related community and other civic minded activities. Contact President John Hartrich at 2060817 or email The Yulee Middle School football team routed Trinity Christian 48-6 Tuesday. The Hornets led 32-0 at halftime. Maurice Moore had 100 r ushing yards and a trio of touchdowns. Antwuan Alexander had 129 yards and a score. Jordan Richo had 62 yards and a TD and Chase Crider had 75 yards and a touchdown. The Hornet offense had 418 rushing yards, 460 total on the night. "We started out strong, scoring on the first play of the game," YMSCoach Shaun Forbes said. "Maurice Moore ran for 60 yards. "I want to give full credit to the offensive line and tight ends. Chase Crider, Gavin McKnight, Colin Williams, Jason Dubberly, Bryson Smith, Timothy Fields andHornets sting Trinity 48-6 RECREATION ROUNDUPFERNANDINABEACH P ARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION through Oct. 3. Register at the Atlantic Center. Four age groups offered: 8U (6-8) co-ed; 10U (9-10) co-ed; 12U (11-12) separate boys and girls divisions; and 14U (13-14) separate boys and girls divisions. Player evaluations are Oct. 13-14 at Peck Gym. Player draft Oct. 15 at the Atlantic Center Auditorium. Practices begin week of Oct. 20; season begins week of Nov. 10. Games on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings at Peck Gym. Six-game regular season tournament in each division. Fees are $45 city residents, $55 non-city ($5 discount for additional sibling) and due today. Copy of birth certificate required. Volunteer coaches needed. Contact Jay Robertson at 310-3361 or OPEN ADULTVOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-9 p.m., $2/ day city resident, $5 non-city. YOUTH VOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. for school and club teams. Players must have adult coach or adult supervision. Call at least 24 hours in advance: 310-3353. $2/day city resident, $5 non-city resident. OPEN INDOOR SOCCER at Peck Gym Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m., $2 city residents, $5 non-city. OPEN BASKETBALLat Peck Gym Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11 a.m.5:45 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., based on court availability. MAHARAJ TENNIS • Junior clinics through December (Monday-Thursday): Level 1 (Monday/Wednesday from 3-3:45 p.m., ages 4-8) and Level 2 (Monday/Wednesday from 3:45-4:30 p.m., ages 6-10), $48 city residents, $64 non-city. SUBMITTED PHOTOSY ulee Middle School quarterback Jaxon Crosby catches a pass from Chase Crider, above. Below, the defensive line. Lahken Montgomery. "The defense played great all night. Jordan Richo and Austin Wood led the way for the defense." Yu lee plays Bolles T uesday night at 6 p.m. It's homecoming for the Hornets.


12A F RIDAY O CTOBER 3, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK RAINY DAY RUNNERS Rainy weather couldnt deter the more t han 580 participants i n the Ben Byrns R unway Rally on Saturday at the city airport from the start, above right, to the finish. William Weaver, above left with Ken and Laurie Byrns, took first p lace in the Male O verall competition. T he Masters Women winner was Evangelina Palacios Rico, left. Right, Ben Byr n s, Rick Keffer and state Sen. Aaron Bean present a check to Fernandina Beach High SchoolP rincipal Jane Arnold f or her students suc c ess in the School Challenge financed by Ben Byr n s Foundation Board member Keffer. Proceeds from the overall event go to causes promoted byt he Ben Byrns F oundation, which s eeks to educate young people about the dangers of lethal dr u g combinations. PHOTOS BY ED HARDEE FOR THE NEWS-LEADER


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY O CTOBER 3 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA S UDOKU ~ M USIC N OTES ~ O UTAND A BOUT ~ S CHOOLS R ELIGION ~ C LASSIFIEDS B MAR TIAL AR TS FUNDR AISER Mar tial ar ts e xper t Dan Kelly will teach area residents how to protect themselves, become be tt er prepared, not become a victim, and how to escape from arm grips and choke holds, at a selfde f en se w orkshop O ct 4 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave. T he w orkshop is a bene fit for the Fernandina Beach Libr ary e xpansion and renovation that will be completed next spring. Tickets are a donation of $20 or more to F riends of the Libr ary (FOL). Kelly is donating his expertise and 100 percent of the proceeds will help purchase library furniture and equipment. Cla ss is limit ed to the firs t 50 participants age 14 and older who sign up. For tickets and information, visit the libr ary, 25 N. Fourth St., or call 2777365. RUB Y JUB ILEE FOR COA J oin the Na ssau County Council on Aging for its Ruby Jubilee from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation resort. Guests will enjo y a f ull dinner and li ve and silent auctions as they celebrate the agencys 40 years of service to seniors. The dynamic Les DeMerle Band featurin g B onnie Eise le will provide the entertainment. Don Hughes will emcee the e vent Items in the silent auction include a day trip for two to Cumberland Island b y the G re y field Inn, an aerial tour of Amelia I sland b y M cGill Aviation, and golf for a foursome with complimentary green fees and golf carts from The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Guests may also bid on a v arie ty of other it ems includin g sp a treatments, art, dance classes and dinners at local restaurants. Live auction items include a Buler mans stainless Swiss watch, a Louis Vuitton ladys purse, a ca se of v arie tal wines, a signed Bruce Springsteen guitar and a signed Paul McCartney guit ar All proceeds benefit COA programs. Reservations are $100 per person and are available at Call 261-0701 for information. Re ser v ation deadline is M onda y AMELIA ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL T he A me lia I sland J azz F e stival kicks off Oct. 12 with a free c oncert in Amelia Park from 2-4 p.m. featuring the U.S. Navy Band Southeast. The festival runs through Oct. 19 and will feature A L atin J azz Concer t and Wine Tasting Oct. 16; headliner Tony M ona c o, jazz or ganis t Oct. 17; headliner Randy Brecker, Grammy Award-winnin g trumpe t ma s ter with a tribute to the Brecker Brothers Band on Oct. 18; a Dixie to Swing Jazz Brunch O ct 19 with the AIJF All-Star Swingtet; late night jazz jams, a sponsor party and more. Tickets range from $35 to $60 for regular admission, with VIP p a ckag e s a v ailable and discounts for Jazz Pass programs. For tickets and further information visit Fall plant sale set for Oct. 11 BEA WALKER For the News-Leader Nassau County Master G ardeners will hold their Fall Plant Sale on Oct. 11 from 9 a .m. until noon, offering Master Gardener-propagated plants, select trees and shrubs, goodies for your garden, including custom painted planters and FNGLA Florida Plants of the Year. A n added attraction this year will be hand-painted bee h ouses by local artist Susan Sellner, who has developed quite a reputation for her oilp aintings. Sellner creates o riginal oil paintings of pets and produces nearly 100 paintings each year. As a r esult of her passion for animal rescue, she contributes half of her commissions to local rescue groups. Sellner truly loves all animals. After learning that Nassau County Extension was o ffering a Landscape Matters session on pollinators in our g ardens, she was intrigued that the session also includes a make & take bee house. She offered to paint a customdesigned bee house for one lucky attendee at the class, held today. I nspired by bees and flowers, and her painting of the PHOTO BY BEA WALKER/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER L ocal artist Susan Sellner has donated her talents to support Nassau Extension efforts to promote awareness of pollinators. Bee houses are designed to attract the Mason bee, an excellent pollinator for home gardens. They will be on sale at the Fall P lant Sale Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.-noon. Top right, among the plants for sale will be p agoda flowers and bottom right, Mexican sage. PHOTOS BY SHIRLEY LOHMAN FOR THE NEWS-LEADER SUBMITTED On Saturday, Oct. 11, some of Fer n andina s most creative individuals artists from the Island Art Association will be clean ing out their studios and s elling their unused supp lies at the associations Y Art Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p .m., at the IAA Ar t Education Center, 18 N. Second St. The Island Ar t Association is a nonpr ofit cooperative of local artists organized for the education and enjoyment of citizens andv isitors of Nassau County T he event is free to attend and open to the public and is a great opportunity to pick up art-related items at bargain prices. If you want to reserve a table and par ticipate in the sale, please register at the IAA Art Gallery. Registration is $15. YART SALE Always a Bridesmaid opens ACT season For the News-Leader A A melia Community Theatr e kicks off its 34th seasonw ith the delightful c omedy Always a B ridesmaid, opening on T hursday and sponsored by Artistic Florist. The show is set at a beautiful historic estate that has become a popular wedding venue. It s a dr eam destina tion for four best friends who k eep showing up there e ver y few years to be in each o thers weddings. That would not be unusual except for the fact that these brides and brides maids are now in their matur e years, yet continue to have elaborate weddings w ith all the trimmings. I t all stems fr om a vow t hey made to one another back in high school that they would over c ome all obstacles to walk down the aisle together. Always a Bridesmaid is a laugh-filled, laugh-out-loud show thata sks the question, Just how f ar ar e you willing to go to k eep a promise to a friend? The play has a cast of six women. Keeping the peace amidst the wedding dramat ics is the owner of the venue, Sedalia, played by Linda Janca. Sedalia is a masterp roblem solver who has s een blushing brides, ner vo us brides and brides having contractions three minutes apar t Monette, played by SUBMITTED The cast of Always a Bridesmaid celebrates friendship, love and marriage in ACTs season opener Fr om left ar e Celeste Amos, Kar e n Harper, Linda Janca, Elizabeth Sawyer, W endy Gilvey and Cynthia Riegler weeney Todd at the Pla yhouse J AN C OTE-MEROW For the News-Leader A melia Musical Playhouse is one of the select theaters in Florida to offer Stephen Sondheims Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney T odd on Oct. 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24,2 5, 31 and Nov. 1. D ir ected by AMP s Managing Director Jill Dillingham, this cutting-edge musical redefined the boundaries of musical theater by presenting the audience with a deep, dark and mesmerizing journey into Victorian London. This critically acclaimed musical won eight Tony awar ds including Best Musical, Best Musical Score, Best Book and offers the most challenging music written for musical theater. The rar e instance of a musical thriller, Stephen PHOTO BY BILL RASER/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER The cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd, opening Thursday at Amelia Musical Playhouse. TODD Continued on 4B ACT Continued on 4B SALE Continued on 4B O FF & O N T HE I SLAND


2B F RIDAY O CTOBER 3, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS Tonight is pizza night at A merican Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., Fernandina B each. C ome in from 5-7 p.m. and order fresh pizza with your choice of toppings for $8 donation. Call 261-7900 to place an order for pick-up. The 42nd Annual Rock S hrimp Festival takes place Oct. 4 in St. Marys, Ga., i ncluding 5K and 10K races, a 1-mile Kids Fun Run and a themed parade. Enjoy entertainment, demonstrations, arts& crafts vendors and food concessionaires, including the Kiwanis Club rock shrimp dinners. For information or registrat ion visit or, or call (912 The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 4351 will host a brunch on Oct. 5 at 11:30 a.m. for an $8 donation, or a $5 donation if you bring three n on-perishable food items for the Salvation Army HopeH ouse pantry. Breakfast i ncludes biscuits and gravy, e ggs, grits, potatoes and more. The VFW Post is located at 96086 Wade Place, under the Shave Bridge. The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its m onthly coffee on Oct. 9. W omen interested in joining t he club and who reside in Nassau County (no matter h ow long they have lived here) are welcome to attend. For further information contact Lucy Bryan at (90419 or, or visit I n place of its normal F riday night wine tasting, A Taste of Wine by Steve will host a Friday evening cruise with Amelia River Cruise on Oct. 10 at $50 per person. The cruise will last around 1 1/2 hours beginninga t 5 p.m. Enjoy appetizers a nd the usual two whites and t wo reds to taste. Please RSVPto Raskin at 557-1506 or The 17th annual Greek Festival, Oct. 10-12, will feature the stories, music, dance and food of thei slands, the mountains and t he villages of Greece. Francis Field, 29 Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, will be transformed into a virtual Greek village with all its vibrant sights and sounds. Hosted by Holy T rinity 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 and business showcase exhibitors, there will shopping galore and lots to explore. Admission is $3 for adults and free for those 12 and under. Free admission for active military and their immediate fami ly with ID. Call (904 o r visit www.stauggreekfest. com. The General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical S ociety will host local attorney Clyde Davis at 7:30 p .m. Oct. 13 at the Amelia Island Museum of History at T hird and Cedar streets. Refreshments will be served. Davis, whose ancestors operated sawmills on the St. Marys River in the 1800s, will s peak about Murder At Kings Ferry, an incident of mistaken i dentity where Merrick Jackson murdered John T homas by beating him with a club. The Amelia Island Chapter Daughters of the A merican Revolution will meet Oct. 15 at the Golf C lub of Amelia Island. V iceRegent Cindy Glenn will prese nt a program commemorating the 200th anniversary of the writing of The Star Spangled Banner. Sign-in begins at 10 a.m. Reservations must be made with Janet Lukaszewicz at 386-5767 or email On Oct. 16 the Amelia I sland Charity Group will host an informational meeti ng about the Navy Seal Foundation at The Amelia I sland Club Long Point. Reception is from 5-7 p.m. and is open to the public. The Navy Seal Foundation provides assistance to the NavalS pecial Warfare Community and their families. Please R SVPto Joe Murphy, (904 2 06-3935 or m or Larry Byrd at 753-0457 or The Nassau County affiliate of NAMI will hold its 10th annual CommunityA wareness and Fundraiser D inner Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in B urns Hall of St. Peter s Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Applebees will provide a full-course meal. Enjoy silent and live auctions with state Sen. Aaron Bean as auctioneer. Guest speakersi nclude Dr. Ann Grenadier of B iofeedback Associates of N ortheast Florida, peer advo cate John Hardman and Shannon Padgett, Esq. T ickets are $20 at the door Proceeds will provide educa tion, advocacy, support groups, medication/dentala ssistance, shoes and basic t oiletries to Nassau residents w ith a chronic mental health diagnosis. Call 277-1886, write to P .O. Box 16712 Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or email NassauNAMIFlorida@gmail.c om. F riends of Chef Thomas Tolxdorf of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, are honoring him with the Chef Thomas Food Fair at Intuition AleW orks in the A vondale area of Jacksonville, Oct. 17 from 6-9 p.m. H is recent death by car accident was a great loss for the local community and extended family of restaurateurs. To raise money for his f amily during the difficult time, area restaurants will hold af ood fair in front of the brewery. Tickets are $60, with kids u nder 12 admitted free. A silent auction will include prizes from places such as The Ritz-Carlton hotels of Amelia Island, Jacksonville, O rlando and Atlanta; the Omni; White Oak; many nicer estaurants and original artwork. T o donate silent auction items or for information, call (904 For tickets, go to ntuition-tickets-12634150083. For information, go to www 875843060. Jacksonvilles 41st annual Depression and Antique Glass Show welcomes guest George W. Fenton, c elebrating a Fenton Family Tradition of Glass M aking since 1905. E njoy free seminars by Fenton on Saturday and Sunday at 1:15p .m. The show is Oct. 18 from 1 0 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Police Building, 5530 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Glass dealers from across the U.S. will be s elling a wide variety of glass. F ree parking. Food court. A dmission is $5 at the door. F or information call (904 8445 or visit Pony Up and Party, a fundraiser for the F ernandina Beach library, is O ct. 25 at the 38-acre L ittleberry Farm just west of A melia Island. The party will showcase the skills of some of the 20 horses in residence. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. and festivities start at 5 p.m. A homemade barbecue buf fet will be served in the screened breezeway. There will bei ndoor and covered seating and hay bales for relaxing around the show ring. Enjoy music by the O.C. Band, dancing, games, cash bar, Smores and desserts by the bonfire, and a live and silent auction with fine art, dining and entertainment and week-e nd getaways. Visit for details. Proceeds will support Friends of the Librarys capital campaign. Tickets are $75 and available at or at the library, 25 N. Fourth St., or call 321-6529. The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida will host its first annual Red Shield Ball Oct. 25 at the University Club in down town Jacksonville to benefit families residing at the Red Shield Lodge homeless shelter at 900 W est Adams St. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with a preview of the silent auction followed by dinner, live auction and dancing featuring the Faze band. Former clients of the Red Shield Lodge also will share their stories. To purchase tickets, or to donate to The Salvation Army, call (904 gifts to P.O. Box 52508, Jacksonville, FL32201, or donate at Osprey V illage will host the fourth annual Chefs Dinner benefiting the Katie Caples Foundation on Oct. 26 from 5-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and a limited number of tables for 8 are available at $1,000. The dinner will feature five courses with each selection prepared and designed exclu sively 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 anyone s inner chef. All proceeds will benefit the Katie Caples Foundation and its organ donation education program. For information and tickets, visit www The fourth annual Navy Seal Foundation Buffet Dinner and silent auction will 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 pro vides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Navy Special Warfare comm unity and their families. Donations for the silent auction are welcome and must be received no later than Oct. 31. Donations are tax deductible. D inner tickets and silent auction donation information area vailable from Larry Byrd, at D inner registration is available at Cats Angels, Inc. SPCAs s eventh annual Rescue Me fundraiser will be heldN ov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3 199 S. Fletcher Ave. in Fernandina Beach. Enjoy a buffet dinner, cash bar, silent auction, door prizes and music by Ronnie Stoots. Tickets are $25 and available at the Thrift Store at Cats A ngels, 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 ticket and a gift bag containing a commemorative Tshirt, Betsy Johnson jewelry, g ift certificate and more. T he Council of Catholic Women at St. Michaels Catholic Church will hold aH oliday Bazaar o n Nov. 22 f rom 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St. Michaels Academy School on Fourth Street. THEATER Rendezvous Festival is accepting film submissions for its debut International Film and Music Festival June 5-13, 2 015 on Amelia Island and A merican Beach. S ubmissions are accepted in t he following categories: U.S Shorts, U.S Features, U.S Documentaries, International Shorts, International Features, Animation Shorts and New Category Music V ideos. For rules, regulations, submission d ates and fees visit www.rend 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 Victorian classics in an ingen-i ous 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 bec hecked out in advance by calling 261-6749 or emailing Bob Weintraub is the director, and performances are Dec. 4-20.V isit the audition page at for details. A melia Community Theatre will have auditions for the Tony Award-winning musical Grease at 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at 207 Cedar St. Nine men and eight women, ages 18 and over, are needed for the cast. Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a song in the musical theater or 1950s style and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be pro vided. No a cappella or karaoke track auditions please. Be prepared to learn a short dance combination. The show is directed by Lee Hamby with performances Feb. 12-28 on ACTs main stage. V isit ameliacommuni or call 261-6749 for information. St. Marys Little Theatre is seeking actors, singers, tech crew and other volunteers to help produce A Christmas Carol. Come to Theatre by the T rax, 1000 Osborne Road in St. Marys, Ga., Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon to meet the team and audition. Roles include an assortment of more than 40 characters for men, women, teens and kids of all ages. Main parts include Scrooge, Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, Marley and others. The show will be per formed at Theatre by the Trax Dec. 12-14. Rehearsals are Mondays and W ednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Contact Barbara Ryan at (912103 or barbara@ stmarysmagazine. com. Mrs. Independent is Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the T imesUnion Center, 300 West Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets are available at all Ticket Master outlets. For information visit pendent. C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d c c o o n n c c e e r r t t R obert H. Sanders, singer-songwriter-guitarist and Fernandina Beach native, will perform Oct. 4 from 6:30-1 0:30 p.m. at The Courtyard at 316 Centre St. His music offers a variety of genres from Americana to jazz-styled ballads played in his unique finger style. Sanders is best known for his work with Michael J Howerton in Whitby Quinn, an Americana/Country-Rock project. Hear his music at P P o o p p s s w w i i t t h h J J S S O O Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents the ThrasherH orne 11th season opener on Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. with Nicholas Palmer, conductor. Opening the 11th season on a musical note is the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestras second performance on the THCAstage. This pops concert includes musical favorites and light classics. For more information, call (904 C C o o n n c c e e r r t t s s e e r r i i e e s s C over the Town with Sound, a free concert series featuring groups of Jacksonville Symphony musicians performing throughout the area, takes place Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. at Glenmoor at World Golf Village. Admission is free. Call (904 354-5547 or visit for more information. (The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.) S S i i m m o o n n & & G G a a r r f f u u n n k k e e l l m m u u s s i i c c W ith the line hello darkness, my old friend Simon & Garfunkel touched a generation and propelled the duo to superstardom. Relive Simon & Garfunkels Kodachrome moments with conductor Michael Krajewski, guest artists A .J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle, and the Jacksonville S ymphony Orchestra, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. Pops tickets are $25-72. Coffee tickets are $1626. Call ( for more information. U U p p b b e e a a t t P P i i n n k k UNF presents the 10th Annual Upbeat Pink: Amusical t ribute to breast cancer survivors at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in L azzara Performance Hall. Admission is free. Join conductor D r. Gordon Brock, Dr. Bill Price, guest artist, and guest speakers Dr. Laura Vallow, radiation technologist at Mayo Clinic and Dianne Wagner, breast cancer survivor. For more information call (904 B B l l u u e e g g r r a a s s s s j j a a m m B luegrass jams are resuming at The Barn in Yulee, 8 50918 US 17, one block north of A1Aat the corner of P ages Dairy Road. Upcoming jam dates are Oct. 13 and 27 from 6:30-9 pm. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served or bring your own. For information call 477-7268. E E a a g g l l e e s s s s a a l l u u t t e e Check into Hotel California the foremost Eagles tribute concert and you wont want to leave. Enjoy all the Eagles hits including Take it to the Limit, Heartache Tonight and Desperado in a performance faithful to the legendaryr ecordings, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $35-65. Call (904 or visit JaxSymphony org for more information. Presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Association, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event. C C h h o o r r a a l l f f e e s s t t i i v v a a l l UNF presents the Intercollegiate Festival of Jacksonville a t 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Robinson Theater. Enjoy the Osprey Choral Ensembles, host choirs from Edward Waters College, Florida State College at Jacksonville and Jacksonville University. Admission is free. For information call ( J J o o h h n n D D e e n n v v e e r r t t r r i i b b u u t t e e e e v v e e n n t t Meals on Wheels for Pets Nassau, Inc. (MOW4Pets hold its annual fundraising musical performance, featuringT om Becker at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave., on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at Nassau Humane Society s Second Chance Store on South 14th Street, online at www or by calling (352 W ith the sound and grace of the late John Denver Becker plays with a talented band and performs more than 60 minutes of famous musical hits. Becker is a former memb er of the legendary folk group, The New Christy Minstrels. H e is a successful songwriter and casts a spell that crosses t he barriers of age, economics, geography language and politics. C C h h r r i i s s t t m m a a s s c c o o n n c c e e r r t t The Island Chamber Singers will usher in the holiday season with Rutters Magnificat and Christmas carols in their performance of All About Christmas on Nov. 21 and 23 at the Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road, on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. An opening night reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately fol lowing Fridays performance. Tickets are $15 for adults in advance, at; from a member of the choir; at the Amelia Island Welcome Center, 102 Centre St., (800) 2263542; at the AIFBYChamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G (at A1Aand Amelia Island Parkway), 261-3248; and at Harrisons Mercantile at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Spa and Shops, 432-2218.T ickets are $20 at the door and always free for all students. For information call 225-0575 on weekdays. C C o o u u n n t t r r y y m m u u s s i i c c Ticket sales have begun for the Wainwright Benefit Country Music Concert, starring Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett on Dec. 13. All seats are $45 and include parking. The concert will benefit the Humane Society and at least one other charity in Camden County, Ga. For information call (912912 13. G G u u i i t t a a r r a a u u c c t t i i o o n n The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will hold their second annual Celebrity Guitar Raffle & Auction at the amphitheatre on Oct. 25 from 4-9 p.m. The event is free to the public and proceeds will benefit arts events for children. The guitars will be on display throughout the event. Photos and other guitars FOSAAhas collected may be viewed at www V isit for details. D D u u l l c c i i m m e e r r g g r r o o u u p p The Yulee Dulcimers meet the second Saturday of each month at New V ision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee. Members play all types of dulcimer music from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please bring several copies of your favorite music to share. Beginners welcome. For more infor mation call 849-1616. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d The Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and current music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college. It wel comes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Y ulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-b y3 box contain the numbers 1 thr ough 9 Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. W ednesday October 1 Solution O UTAND A BOUT


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY O C TOBER 3, 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 CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am S unday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm N ursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTV isitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6thStreetDr.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 Nursery Provided 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.8th St. 904-261-3617 FBFirst.comMoving 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 YuleeN ewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20 South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church in the Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. FRANK CAMAROTTI, PastorS S u u n n d d a a y y S S c c h h o o o o l l . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 0 0 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m W W o o r r s s h h i i p p S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 1 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m E E v v e e n n i i n n g g W W o o r r s s h h i i p p . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y N N i i g g h h t t S S u u p p p p e e r r . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h G G r r o o u u p p . . 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m 8 8 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n i i n n A A c c t t i i o o n n . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y P P r r a a y y e e r r S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m7 7 3 3 6 6 B B o o n n n n i i e e v v i i e e w w R R o o a a d d 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 6 6 1 1 4 4 6 6 1 1 5 5 N N u u r r s s e e r r y y p p r r o o v v i i d d e e d dW W o o r r s s h h i i p p I I n n J J o o y y . c c o o m mF F i i n n d d u u s s o o n n F F a a c c e e b b o o o o k k : : F F i i v v e e P P o o i i n n t t s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h YULEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHPlease join us forSUNDAYSERVICES:Adult Sunday School 9:30AM Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11:00 AMA1A&Christian Way, Yulee225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward Sunday School . . . . . . .10am Sunday Morning Service . . .11am Sunday Evening Service . . . .6pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer..7pmPastor Adolfo Del Rio 820 S. 14th Street, F.B.BBCFB.COM (904Independent; Fundamental; Traditional HymnsBible Baptist Church A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T T o o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; C C a a l l l l t t h h e eN Ne e w w s s -L Le e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.Pastor Ted Schroder Amelia Plantation Chapel36 Bowman Road Amelia Baptist ChurchPastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-9527Where heart & mind meet Christ in love & service What is truth? J esus stood before Pontius Pilate and stated that He s poke the truth, and that He was the Son of God. Pontius P ilate responded by saying, What is truth? (John 18:38 This may seem like an insignificant verse from Gods Word, but I am learning that t here is meaning in all verses. I believe that when Pilate a sked this question he wasnt talking to Jesus, but to hims elf. Jesus was there to hear it, but Pilate was so confused and frustrated with the world that he didnt know what to think anymore. The world had g otten the better of him. Pilate knew Jesus had done nothing w rong and maybe even a part of him believed that Jesus was t he Son of God; however, his mind was so twisted with lies that he just gave up and tried to wash his hands of the situation. Life doesnt work that w ay. In todays world, lies are a f requent occurrence. We hear them from politicians, athletes and celebrities. We will even hear them in school classr ooms. There are textbooks w ritten on the same subject, b ut they teach different facts. How is that possible? It happens because authors have their own agenda with how they write. Some authors have selected a side and thus, they will write with the hope o f swaying the reader to that s ide. Whatever happened to s imply teaching the truth and letting the person decide which side to be on? Those days appear to be over. Jesus stood befor e Pilate and befor e religious leaders. He stated the tr u th of God s Word. He was basically saying t hat you can love me or hate m e, but all I am doing is shari ng truth. We know what happened to Jesus for sharing the tr uth, but wher e is the tr u th in today s world? W e fr e quently hear about political correctness, and based on who is complaining the loudest, the facts will get adjusted to s oothe the situation. Many p eople will try and wash their h ands of the situation. L ife doesnt work that w ay. In the movie A Few Good Men, there w as a famous c ourtroom scene b etween the two main characters. There was a colonel in the Navy who was o n the witness stand and he was being strongly questioned b y a lawyer. The lawyer said, I want the truth. The colonel r esponded by saying, You cant handle the truth. Pontius Pilate couldnt handle the truth. The religious leaders of that time couldnt h andle the truth. And it sure seems like many people in t odays world cant handle the truth from Gods Word. So they twist it, turn it and do whatever they can to water it d own. It leaves people conf used and frustrated, because t hey can no longer decipher truth from lies. When this happens, many people will give up and try to wash their hands of the situation. Life doesn t work that way. As Christians, Jesus and G ods Word are the foundat ion of our faith. Our foundat ion is solid rock. We dont have to sway like leaves on a tree, but can stand strong on truth. There will be no need to cave in to political cor r ect ness or to wash our hands of any situation. It won t be easy as this world will try and do to u s what it did to Pilate. But we c an reject the worlds way and c hoose to follow Jesus and His perfect way. The world may not be able to handle the tr uth, but like Jesus, we can share it by how we live and by how we love. Rick is the author of Stay H is Course: 25 Stories to S tr engthen Your Faith. R RELIGION NOTES M ISSION CROSS DELIVERED The Diocese of St. Augustine Mission Cross was delivered to the C athedral School in St. Augustine on Sept. 12 by s tudents from St. Michael Academy in Fernandina B each. St. Michael Academy eighth grade students Zoe Edwards, Reegan Graves and Ella Schoening traveled to St. Augustine with their parents to serve as ambassad ors of the academy. Celebrating the 450tha nniversary of the founding of St. Augustine and t he beginning of Catholicism in Florida, the students passed on the Diocesan Mission Cross that is traveling to the 29 C atholic schools in the diocese, in the order of eachs chools founding. The Cathedral School was the f ourth school founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph. SUBMITTED F F a a i i t t h h w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p G race Community Church will host a s hare your faith workshop on Saturday, O ct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 96038 Lofton Squar e Court, next to Winn-Dixie, in Yulee. Trainers Ron and Lynn Lester will lead the training. The Lesters are members of Good News Church in St. A ugustine where since 2006, among o ther volunteers, they have led outreach and evangelism training programs to mor e than 1,200 people in multiple chur ches. The cost is $15 per person and financial scholarships are available. For infor mation visit 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 J oin the Salvation Army Hope House o n Tuesday, Oct. 7 at noon as they celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, the last of God s fall feasts. If you wonder what it s all about and why it is important to followers of Jesus, come and see. Mary Moor e, Hope House manager will lead a fun and interactive teaching. Bring a b ranch and come celebrate. For more i nformation, call 321-0435 or stop by the H ope House, located at 410 S. Ninth St. F F a a i i r r t t r r a a d d e e m m a a r r k k e e t t The Fair Trade Market returns to Fernandina again this year on Saturday, O ct. 11 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at First P resbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 9 N Sixth St. Support fair trade by giving unique holiday gifts of baskets, pottery, metal craft, olive wood, scarves, jewelry, Christmas items and more. Returning vendors include Creation of Hope (Haitiorks (GuatemalaAL (Bethlehem nativities s Rope (India V (inter national). N ew vendors ar e Siwak Wood Crafts ( Argentina), Koinonia Farms pecans a nd Equal Exchange coffee and chocolate. All proceeds go directly to the farmers and artisans who create the products. Call 2611-0813 for information. F F r r e e e e d d i i n n n n e e r r S pringhill Baptist Church will serve m eals for individuals and families in n eed in the area on Thursday, Oct. 16 f r o m 5-6:30 p.m. at the chur ch, 941017 Old Nassauville Road. Meals are served on the fourth Thursday of each month. T he church delivers meals to those who cannot come. Ccall 261-4741. 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 St. Peters Episcopal Church will o ffer the Parenting Teenagers Course b y ALPHA-USA for five weeks, Oct. 21N ov. 19. Joanne and Dan Roach will facilitate the course from 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 in the chur ch of fice. 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 Church will host its annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of food, games, prizes and activities for the entire family. All the games are free and hambur gers, hotdogs, and drinks will be of fered at low prices. Bring a nonp erishable food item for the church food p antry as admittance. Children under t he age of 18 must be accompanied by a n adult. Springhill Baptist Chur c h is located at 941017 Old Nassauville Road, Fernandina Beach. Call 261-4741. VICTORY C ORNER Rick Castellani BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS H H o o l l y y T T r r i i n n i i t t y y The Rev. Bradley Cunningham will of fer the traditional Blessing of t he Animals on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1 0-11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican C hur c h in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Ever yone is welcome to bring their dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, even goldfish, to receive a special blessing. To help maintain order, if you have many pets, consider bringi ng a representative of each kind to r eceive the blessing on behalf of the o thers. Please bring pets leashed or crated. H oly Trinity Anglican Church is located at 1830 Lake Park Drive, in Amelia Park, acr oss the str e et fr om the YMCA. S S t t . M M i i c c h h a a e e l l Several parishes in the Diocese o f St. Augustine will celebrate the a nnual Blessing of the Animals, on t he feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the envir o nment, including St. Michael Parish, 505 Broome St., Fernandina Beach, which will hold a blessing on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., on the church grounds. All cr eatur e s big and small, f urry and feathered are welcomed to receive the ceremonial blessing, and most chur ches r equire pets to be on a leash and/or caged. St. Francis of Assisi of Italy founded the Franciscan Or der He w as known for his love and care for a ll creation. He often preached of t aking care of all good and beautiful things which God created. N N e e w w V V i i s s i i o o n n Four legged friends, winged companions and creatures of all kinds are invited to join the worship service at New V ision Congr e gational C hurch on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. All pets are welcome, and bring your people too. The blessing of the animals is a long-standing tradition that originated in the life of St. Francis of Assisi. The ser vice of blessing cele b rates animals as part of Gods e xpansive creation. This fun, outd oor worship service includes lively music and a blessing of each squir m y or wiggly animal pr esent. Children will enjoy making an animal craft. In the event of rain, all pets are invited indoors. Special music pr ovided by Jane L indberg, piano, and Larry Nader, bass, will highlight the love of animals in God s cr e ation. New V ision Congregational Church believes that faith is a journey of exploration, not a destination. One way we love doing this ist hrough enjoying all of Gods creat ures as we offer them a special b lessing, says the Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore, pastor. New V i sion, a member of the United Church of Christ, meets at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. Visit www.NewVisionCongregationalChu, find them on Facebook or call Moor e at 238-1822.


4B F RIDAY O CTOBER 3, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK ART WORKS FALL FESTIVITIES Cynthia Riegler, is tying the k not for the third time as the s how begins. She just wants a man who will accept her for who she pretends to be. Charlie, shor t for Charlene and played by Celeste Amos, hates to wear a dr ess. She is a reluctant first-time bride and for her wedding, enacts the u gly bridesmaids dress r evenge making her bridesm aids wear the dresses she was forced to wear in their weddings. Karen Harper plays Deedra, a judge with no patience for fools, liars or wasting time. Her car efully planned life takes some unexpected twists and tur ns, but her friends are there to take the bumps with her. Libby Ruth, played by Wendy Gilvey, is happily married anda tr ue r omantic. She s always ready for the crazy demands of the next wedding, even if she only thinks the union will last two months tops. Besides being a bridesmaid for her friends, she also is the mother of the bride for her headstrong daughter Kari, played by Elizabeth Sawyer, who has been inspir ed by her mothers friends to take a chance at love. Friendship is at the heart of this play, as it was in The Dixie Swim Club, written by the same team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Besides being playwrights, they are experienced writers for television and movies, and their plays are some of the most pr oduced shows in the coun try. Amelia Community Theatr e began a sponsorship program for the 2014-15 seas on, and found the perfect m atch for Always a Bridesmaid with Artistic Florist which also contributed floral arrangements for the set. Performances of Always a Bridesmaid ar e at 8 p.m. on Oct. 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25 anda t 2 p.m. on Oct. 19 at 207 C edar St. in ACT s main stage theater Opening night ticket holders on Oct. 9 will feel like wedding guests as they celebrate the opening of the play and the new season at the pr e-show par ty at 7 p.m., with complimentary beverages, cheeses and desser ts. On Oct. 11, audience members who still have brides maid dresses are invited to wear one and participate in the Most Unusual Bridesmaid Dress Contest for a chance to win a prize. The show and the contest are just about having fun and finding the humor in all aspects of life, says director Linda McClane. Adult show tickets are $20 and student tickets through college are $10. Season tickets are still on sale at $100 for the six-show pass and $85 for the five-show pass. The ACT box of fice is open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Tickets are also available at Call 261-6749 for more information. ACT Continued from 1B Sondheim and Hugh Wheelers chilling, suspenseful, hear t-pounding master piece of murderous barberism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking r evenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and ther esour ceful pr oprietr ess of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe! Unlike the movie version, violence is ar tfully sug gested. T ickets ar e $20 and ar e available at the theater on the website at, or call the box office at 277-3455. Amelia Musical Playhouse is located at 1955 IslandW alkway right of f Eighth Street in Fernandina Beach. Due to intense subject matter Sweeney Todd is not recommended for young children. AMP Continued from 1B bee house for that class, Sellner has created unique designs for several other beeh ouses and they will be on s ale at the Fall Master Gar d ener Plant Sale. Be sur e to come early if you want to buy one, supply is limited. All pr oceeds benefit the Nassau County Master Gardener program and their volunteer community projects. The sale will take place at t he Demonstration Gardens l ocated at the James S. Page G over n mental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place in Y u lee. For more information, call the Extension office at 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays, at 4917340. SALE Continued fr om 1B 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 today, Oct. 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 Shar on at sshaf 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 Shakespear e. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Curator Holly Keris was the judge. The show is at the galler y thr ough Oct. 5 during gallery hours. The IAA Gallery is located at 18 N. Second St. Call 261-7020 or visit F F a a i i r r t t r r a a d d e e m m a a r r k k e e t t The Fair Trade Market returns to Fernandina again this year on Saturday, Oct. 11 fr om 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 9 N. Sixth St. Support fair trade by giving unique holiday gifts of baskets, pottery, metal craft, olive wood, scarves, jewelry, Christmas items, bags and more. Retur ning vendors include Cr eation of Hope (Haiti orks (Guatemala PAL (Bethlehem nativities Rope (IndiaV (international). New vendors are Siwak Wood Crafts (Argentina), Koinonia Farms pecans, and Equal Exchange coffee and chocolate. All pr oceeds go dir ectly to the farmers and artisans who create the pr oducts. Call 2611-0813 for mor e infor mation. 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 three-day workshop will focus on taking small r efer ences, small stud ies or photos and tur ning them into larger works. Depending on the weather the class will either work outside in the morning in downtown Fernandina Beach, to create plein air studies, or if the weather is not conducive, work in the Island Ar t Association Ar t Education Center Studio, from existing r efer ences and paintings. The instr uction will study just what makes a paint ing 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 collectors homes. He has published several books and many ar ticles on his techniques. Visit www.larrymoorestudios. com. Cost for the class is $350. A $100 deposit is required to hold a space. To sign up for the class contact, phone (407 8585, or write to him at 2440 Roxbury Road, Winter Park, FL 32789. E E l l i i o o C C a a m m a a c c h h o o c c l l a a s s s s e e s s The Island Ar t Association will host an Elio Camacho W orkshop Nov 16-17 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the IAA Art Education Center, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach. This nationally known artist has been teaching for many years and his work is in many museums and collec tors homes. Visit www to lear n mor e. My mission is to pr ovide students with the foundation necessary to be creative, says Camacho. My goal is to assist students in capturing the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way. The workshops ar e hands-on, with an emphasis on easel-side critiques. Based on the student s level and goals, I develop a pr ogram for improving each individuals ability as a painter, he says. Techniques to be covered are: Stroke angle and how it affects depth in thick loose strokes; brush speed; color temperature; harmony; and formulas and lear n to see. Fee is $175. Sign up at or by mail at: Elio Camacho, P .O. Box 21156, Piedmont, CA 94620. For questions contact 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 d In partnership with the city of Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation D epartment, 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 peoples worst fears and nightmares. N ACDAC needs 40-50 adults to help with everything from costumes and make-up to actual dress-up parts (for those who have always wanted to be a zombie). To help, email Kerrie Albert at and indicate which d ates you are available and how you would like to serve. F F a a l l l l F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l Springhill Baptist Church will host its annual Fall Festival Oct. 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Bring the entire family and enjoy an evening of food, g ames, prizes and activities. All the games are free and hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks will be offered at low prices. Admission is a nonp erishable food item for the c hurch food pantry. Children u nder 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 s S tayN 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 gr oup; 5-under 61 0 and 11-15 with categories o f Scariest, Funniest and Best O verall. The StayN Connected Bar n and animals w ill be in full decor. Reservations appreciated. C all 322-9739 to learn more. Visit H 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 y T he Womans Club of Fernandina Beach will host i ts annual Halloween Lunch/Card/Game Party on O ct. 30 at the clubhouse, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. Any game can be played: cards, mahjongg, chess, scrabble, checkers, dominos you get t he idea! Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $15 per pers on. Costumes welcomed. Contact Joanne Helenbrook a t 277-8244 or The Womans Club of Fernandina Beach is a 501(cofit organizat ion consisting of volunteers and whose main goal is to s upport many projects within the community with an e mphasis on local schools. OUT OF TOWN H H a a u u n n t t e e d d h h i i s s t t o o r r y y Some of St. Marys most chilling and historical figures w ill be out on Oct. 24 as the S t. Marys Downtown Merchants Association and St. Mar y s Little Theatre present the sixth Annual Haunted History Tour. Haunting storytellers will be stationed in period cost ume around 10 venues in d owntown St. Mar ys, Ga., i ncluding the Oak Grove Cemetery, Orange Hall, Goodbr e ad House, Riverview Hotel, the Clark House and the waterfront pavilion, among others. Actors from St. Marys Little Theatre and area r esidents will hold court b eginning at 6 p.m. A dvance tickets are $8, and $10 on the day of the event (cash or check (912 FUSION EXHIBIT SUBMITTED Fusion, collaborative work by creative photographer Ann Kemp and kiln formed glass artist Denise Murphy, both of Fernandina Beach, is on exhibit through Nov. 7 at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way in Ponte Vedra Beach.Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more inform ation call (904isit Above at the opening reception Sept. 26. from left, are Murphy, Margaret Howard and Kemp. Food, fashion, celebrities at Southern Womens Show J ACKSONVILLE The Southern Womens Show always jam packs four days with girls favorite things when it takes over the Prime Osborn Convention Center Oct. 16-19. So what are the top 10 must see, nott o-be missed features at the show? 1 Real Housewife of O.C. Vicki G unvalson. The Orange County version of B ravos Real Housewives wildly popular f ranchise started it all, and Gunvalson is the OG of the OC. The longest-running Housewife is president and founder of Coto Insurance & Financial Ser vices. She spills the tea on what really happens behind-thegates in Coto de Caza, and how shes more than just a Real Housewife on Thursday O ct. 16 at 1 p.m. only. 2 Rock New Fall Hair On Us. Celebrity h airstylist Michael ORourke demonstrates his Angles in Motion cutting system and shar es his advice fr o m over 50 years as a platfor m artist. The best part? Michael and his team are providing complimentary, onsite cuts on a first come, first ser ved basis thr oughout the show 3 Best-selling novelist Stephanie E vanovich. Readers were captivated by S tephanie Evanovichs highly anticipated New York Times bestselling debut novel, Big Girl Panties This summer Evanovich returned with The Sweet Spot the sizzling story of two of readers favorite characters fr om Big Girl Panties Stephanie appears on the Cooking Stage on Satur day at 1:30 p.m. f or A Cook and A Book featuring Ron Block a nd Stephanie Evanovich. 4 Sun Salutations Before You Shop. On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Southern Womens Show invites guests for a pr e-show yoga ses sion with Fr esh Jax in the Courtyard. Session star ts at 9 a.m. Cost is $12 and includes a ticket to the show Proceeds will benefit Rethr eaded. 5. Girls Night Out. Organizers are toasti ng Jacksonville gals on Friday, Oct. 17 after 5 p.m. On Friday, guests can enjoy a glass of complimentar y wine after 5 p.m. (One per person with coupon from website, limited quantities, while supplies last.) In addition, the ever-popular firefighter fashion show returns and the hunky heroes are back to once again bur n up the catwalk to benefit the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation. 6. Fall Into Fashion. The trendiest fall fashions from Dillards will be showcased during two fashion shows produced by Sessions Modeling Studio. Exhibitor fash ions that will be for sale on show site will be o n display throughout the show with a series of dynamic fashion shows produced by Orlando Fashion Productions. 7. Special Days, Special Deals. On Friday, the first 250 guests in the show will g et swag from Southern Peanut Growers; o n Saturday the first 100 guests to the P earle Vision exhibit will receive a coupon f or $20 off anything in the store. All during t he show, Pearle Vision of Jacksonville offers free vision, screenings, free glass cleaning and adjustments. On Sunday, the first 500 guests in the show will r eceive a pedometer from Walgreens. 8. Ride and Drive. Chevrolet is rolling out its hottest and newest vehicles for a spe c ial ride and drive event at the show. Theyll b e onsite to offer test drives for gear head g uests and those in the market for new wheels. 9. Makeover Madness. A trip to the Souther n Womens Show is the ultimate girls day out, and there are opportunities for pampering ar ound ever y cor ner One of the most popular pampering pit stops is the B elk Pavilion, wher e guests ar e encouraged t o take a seat, relax and enjoy complimentar y makeovers. 10. Teachers Day. The Southern W omen s Show celebrates teachers and their service to the community on Saturday. Public and private school educators willr eceive a discount to attend the show dis counted mer chandise fr om select exhibitors w hen they show their school ID, and mor e. T he first 100 teachers to come by the show o ffice and show their school ID will receive a free Southern Womens Show reusable shopping bag. The Souther n Womens Show promises mor e than 400 exhibitors ranging from boutiques and jewelers to travel agents and health car e professionals. If youre a foodie you can get great recipes from Fresh from F lorida. If wine is your thing, try one of four v arieties at the Turning Leaf Refresh Wine exhibit. Show hours are Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Satur day 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $12 at the door, $10 in advance online, $8 in advance at par ticipating W algr eens, $6 for children 6-12 years old and free for children under 6 years of age (with paying adult Valet parking will be available for $10 per car on Friday and Saturday. For group discount tickets and more infor mation, call (800 JACKSONVILLE The Womens Board of Wolfson C hildrens Hospital 2014-15 Florida Forum lineup features actor and activist Michael J. Fox, best loved political couple James Carville and Mary Matalin and national security experts, Gen. Keith B. Alexander, USA (Ret. Robert S. Mueller, III. T he 2014-15 Florida Forum speaker series, produced by The Womens Board of Wolfson Childrens Hospital and benefiting the Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction, will host an allstar line up at the TimesUnion Center for the P erforming Arts in Jacksonville. The 23rd season opens on Oct. 13 with Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Michael J. Fox, who will discuss his iconic film and TVc haracters and how his diagnosis with Parkinsons disease at age 29 changed his outlook on life. On Nov. 12, The Womens Board welcomes political power couple James Carville a nd Mary Matalin for an e nlightening, post-midterme lection analysis as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Washington politics. The season concludes on Feb. 10 with former USCYBERCOM Commander and NSA Director Gen. Keith B. A lexander, USA (Ret. f ormer FBI Director Robert S Mueller III. Both r ecently holding top gover n ment posts, these experts will share their timely perspectives on national and cybersecurity, its impact on our lives and the Nation. O ne of two major benefits p roduced annually by the allv olunteer W o men s Boar d, the 2014-15 Florida For u m will contribute vital funds for program and clinical equipment needs as part of a fiveyear, $4 million pledge suppor ting the Pediatric Sur gery Center of Distinction, which w ill assure access to the most a dvanced pediatric sur g ical ser v ices and technologies available, enable the most skilled surgical staff to work on advancing surgical techniques, expand the use of minimally invasive and r obotic surgery, and help the hosp ital meet the needs of pedia tric trauma patients. T i ckets ar e available in various subscription packages. V isit www.thefloridafor or call (904 2886. Established in 1973 by Ellen Caver t, the mission of t he all-volunteer Womens B oard is to raise community a wareness and fund state-ofthe-art infrastructure, programming and services for Wolfson Childrens Hospital the only dedicated childrens inpatient facility in the r egion. T wo annual fundraisers, the Art & Antiques Show and Florida Forum speaker series, enable the board to donate more than $1 million a year to Wolfson. Michael J. Fox among speakers for series


CLASS NOTES CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK A ROUND S CHOOL 5B F R IDAY O C TOBER 3, 2014/News-Leader C C o o n n s s e e r r v v a a t t i i o o n n f f o o r r k k i i d d s s E ducating the next generation of conservationists is a crucial part of White Oaks mission to provide conservation options for species that need them most. As part of its new education program, W hite Oak is connecting with local schools in order to engage more young people in lifelong behaviors that are both conservative and sustainable, benefiting wildlife and humans. Would you like to engage your students with White O ak? Contact them at to learn how you can become a White Oak education partner. P P B B & & J J d d r r i i v v e e The Nassau County Volunteer Center and the Girl Scouts of Nassau County are h olding their 16h annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive through Oct. 24, in coordination with national Make a Difference Day D rop-off sites include: N assau County Volunteer C enter (1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A); Emma Love H ardee Elementary; Fer-nandina Beach Middle School; Yulee Elementary; Yulee Primary; St. Michael Academy; Step-by-Step Child Careo f Yulee; Winn-Dixie, Callahan; and Computer MD, F ernandina. Donations will go to N assau County Head Start programs, Barnabas Center, Salvation Army Hope House and Council on Aging Nassau. For infor mation call 261-2771 o r email at V isit and f ind them on Facebook. N N a a t t u u r r a a l l H H i i g g h h 5 5 K K Nassau Alcohol Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition and Students W orking Against T obacco will host the first Natural High 5K in Callahan o n Oct. 4 at W est Nassau High S chool in Callahan, for youth to say yes to a natural high and no to drugs and tobacco. Registration begins at 730 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m., with opening cer e monies at 8:30 a.m. There will b e prizes for the top three q ualifiers. Fee is $20 per r un n er. For information call (904 955-0159. C C a a r r w w a a s s h h The Callahan Middle School Rambler Chor us will hold a car wash at the AutoZone in Callahan on Oct.4 fr om 9 a.m. to noon. Cost for y our car to be washed and d ried is $5 using the special AutoZone Car Wash soap and drying cloths. Proceeds will help pay for the choirs Florida Vocal Association District 4 MPA fees and holiday/spring concert tours. T T e e e e n n C C o o u u r r t t Nassau County Teen Court will be held Oct. 7 at the Nassau County Judicial Annex, 76347 V eterans W ay in Y ulee. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. Students ages 11-18 are invited to participate. Those wishing to be on the volunteer jury or act as attorneys, court clerks and bailiffs can sign up t hrough their school guidance offices or by attending court a nd signing up then. To participate as an attorney, see C oordinator Charles Griffin, who assigns the rotating positions. Volunteers need to arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m. For information call Griffin a t 548-4600. P P u u b b l l i i c c s s p p e e a a k k i i n n g g Nassau County 4-H invites h ome educators to learn more about the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking competition for their students in grades 46. Join Extension staff at 10 a .m. Oct. 7 at the Nassau County Extension Service, 5 43350 US 1 in Callahan, to learn how to write and deliver a speech. The countywide competition takes place at 10 a.m. Nov. 4 and one youth in the elementary and middle school a ge division will advance to the district competition Nov. 13. For information or to RSVP call 879-1019. H H o o m m e e c c o o m m i i n n g g p p a a r r a a d d e e T he Fernandina Beach High School homecoming parade will take place downtown on Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. The community is invited to participate. If you or your group would be interested in being i ncluded, contact Rob Hicks at F BHS at 261-5714 or robert. h C C o o l l l l e e g g e e w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p Impact Your World Church Inc. of Yulee will present a outh College and Scholarship Workshop from 9 a.m. until noon on Satur day, O ct. 25. The free workshop w ill convene inside the educa t ional annex of ONeal Memorial Baptist Church, 474257 East SR 200 in Fernandina Beach. This interactive, hands-on workshop will allow students, grades eight through 12, andt heir parents to gain practical e xperience sear ching the web t o strategically tar g et and identify potential educational funding sources and to become familiar with college entrance requirements at public and private institutions of all sizes across the nation.A ttendees are encouraged to b ring your Inter net-capable e lectr o nic devices (laptops, tablets, notebooks, notepads, etc.). A few computer stations will also be available. Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 261-9072. F F a a l l l l b b a a r r b b e e c c u u e e T he Fernandina Beach M iddle School Family Fall BBQ will be held Nov. 7 from 5-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria, catered by Callahan BBQ. Dinner includes: chicken, ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, r oll and tea. Drive through service available. The FBMS band, choir drama and cheerleaders will provide entertainment. Tickets are available in advance at the school office, 491-7938. Tickets will not be sold at the door P P a a n n t t h h e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m Alexis Mayer visited the middle school science stu dents at St. Michael Academy to share information regarding the Florida Panther in Crisis. She was a guest of the Sier ra C lub and the Amelia I sland Museum of Histor y S t. Michael Academy students wer e grateful for her special visit to their school, which built great awareness regarding the Florida Panther and habitat management. Special thanks to Barbara Anderson for ar ranging the visit. SUBMITTED M M u u s s i i c c a a l l f f u u n n First grade students at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy had a gr eat time enjoying the l ively and engaging music al per for mance of Mr Al a t The Peck Center The school views the performing ar ts as very important in the intellectual, emotional and social development of childr en. SUBMITTED H H e e l l p p f f o o r r H H o o n n d d u u r r a a s s Fernandina Beach Christian Academys f irst global outreach this year was to raise money for a childrens food pantry in Honduras. Bill and Linda Inman, active members of First Baptist Church and miss ionary volunteers to Honduras, inspired the young students to take up the cause. Last year, amongst many outreaches locally and globally, the students at F ernandina Beach Christian Academy collected more than $400 for a handpumping well in Rwanda. The Honduras project raised more than $500. SUBMITTED Colle g e F air O ct. 11 in J a ckson ville High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend the Jacksonville National College Fair Oct. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Prime F Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 W ater St., Jacksonville, to meet more than 150 college and university representatives from across the nation and attend workshops to help in preparing for college. Florida State College at Jacksonville admissions r epresentatives will be onsite to answer questions on program of study options, admissions, enrollment and more. For more information about workshops being offered and other details about the fair students and par ents may visit or contact any local high school guidance office. Students can register in advance online at This makes navigating the fair and collecting information from multiple colleges and universities much eas ier for students. By pre-registering students can print a bar coded confirmation to be used on-site at the fair as an elec tronic ID. Pre-registration is not required to attend the fair. Admission and parking are free. A pre-fair session, How to Maximize Y our V isit, will be held at 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC Fair of Jacksonville draws thousands of students and parents each year For parents, the College Fair af fords them the chance to collect valuable information on colleges and the college choice admissions processes. It provides some of what they need to adequately compare colleges and make decisions on issues such as quality of education, cost of attendance and academic suppor t. More than a dozen different workshops will be offered, covering topics such as financial aid and scholarships, college planning, transitioning from high school to college, timelines for under classmen, pr eparing your middle school student for college, historically black colleges and universities, writing the college essay plus sessions delivered in Spanish on financial aid and planning for college. G i ving Trees program for kids Wild Amelia, in partnership with the Amelia Tree Conservancy, will present The Giving Trees, a nature education program designed for childr en ages 7-14, on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Goffinsville Park, 95001 Gof finsville Road, Fernandina Beach. The program will include a guided walk in the park, led by Nassau County forester Dave Holley. The children who are working towar ds their Junior Naturalist status will complete an activity in the Junior Naturalist booklet, The Maritime Forest, which can be purchased for $5 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center the Book Loft, Books Plus, Fort Clinch Visitor Center, Coastal T rader II or Kayak Amelia. Par ticipants should meet at 10 a.m. at the picnic area for a special activity before the guided walk. Rain date will be Saturday, Nov. 22. The pr ogram is fr ee and is limited to 15 children, but adults ar e welcome and encouraged to come along. T o r egister, please email Robyn Nemes at The Amelia Tree Conservancy (ATC) is a diverse coalition of local citizens dedicated to preserving our maritime forest canopy. You may learn more about this or ganization on their website: Wild Amelia is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate residents and visitors about the wildlife and wild places of Amelia Island. The Junior Naturalist pr ogram, based on the Junior Ranger pr ogram in Americas National Parks, is only one of Wild Amelias year-round educational ef for ts-all of which culminate in a three-day nature festival on the thir d weekend in May The 9th annual W ild Amelia Natur e Festival will be held from May 15-17, 2015, at venues on and around Amelia Island. For more information about the Junior Naturalist program and the other pr ograms W ild Amelia offers, please visit and W ild Amelia on Facebook. PHOTO BY KATHY BROOKS/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER The Giving Trees, a joint nature education program for children ages 7-14, sponsored by Wild Amelia and the Amelia T r ee Conser vancy will be held Nov. 1 at Goffinsville Park.


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Shop in the crisp, October air to a selection of prerecorded music featuring the artists performing in the 2014 Amelia Island Jazz Festival. Visit with the growers and producers that work hard preparing their fresh and tasty treats for the Market Place, while jazz music sets the ambiance. Returning for fall is Minas Bakery. Mina, who is from Sarajevo, Bosnia, specializes in Mediterranean and Eastern Eur opean desser ts, tor tes, cakes, pastries and cookies. Everything she makes is from scratch. Eur opean cakes ar e not too heavy nor are they overly sweet and many of the recipes she uses have been passed on to her in r eally old notebooks. All About U.S. is r etur ning this week with wild Sockeye salmon, Alaska weathervane scallops and smoked salmon. Unlike genetically modified farmed salmon, you will find no antibiotics, high levels of PCBs, added pigment or growth hormones in their Sockeye fillets. They are wild, all natural and pure. Jays Marketplace brings a delicious olive salad, and their olive juice is perfect for your next Dirty Martini. Stop by their booth for a variety of recipes, but their olive salad is intended to help you make the worlds best Muffuletta sandwich. Volunteers from the Amelia Island Jazz Festival will be on hand to tell you about all of the different concerts taking place on Amelia Island fr om Oct. 16-19, as well as the free concert in the park on Oct. 12. Jazz gr eats and fes tival founders Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele will make a special appearance to tell you mor e about their scholarship program that helps fund college education for aspiring jazz musicians. Located on North Seventh Str eet, the Market Place is open fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ever y Saturday, rain or shine. Leashed pets ar e welcome. Visit FernandinaBeach, like them on Facebook, or call 557-8229. H OME & GARDEN BRIEFS H H a a r r v v e e s s t t D D a a y y The Timucuan Preserve will host Harvest Day Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., to mark t he end of the harvest season at Kingsley Plantation. Enjoy d emonstrations including: cooking, tabby making, blacks mithing and the harvest of Sea Island cotton and indigo; two of the historical cash crops for the plantation. Families are invited to help w ith tasks such as butter churning, cotton ginning and p roducing indigo dye. In addition, learn how K ingsleys enslaved workforce was armed to defend the plantation and hunt. Park rangers will introduce the type of musket used on the plantation by d iscussing the Patriot Rebellion, a tumultuous time f or Florida plantations. The event is free and open t o the public. Call (904 3537 or visit timu. Located off Heckscher Drive/A1A half a mile north of the St. Johns River ferryl anding, Kingsley Plantation is open daily, at no charge, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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. u ntil 2 p.m., Extension Director/Horticulture Agent R ebecca Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic at the Yulee E xtension office. All county residents are invited to bring plant samples showing problems in their landscapes. Problems will be identifieda nd solutions offered for corr ection. Ther e is no fee for t his ser vice. For infor mation c all 879-1019. W W i i l l d d N N i i t t e e Wild Amelias October W ild Nite, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Peck Center Auditorium, 516 South 10th St., will focus on ener gy conser vation, s pecifically the benefits of s olar ener gy. Guest speaker w ill be Pete Wilking, who designs and installs solar power systems for homes, businesses and government agencies. As president of A1A Solar, he has overseen the installation of solar ener gy s ystems that have har vested m or e than 1.3 gigawatt hours o f solar energy. He consults with homeowners, builders and ar c hitects on ener g y efficient construction and energy conservation techniques. V isit and W ild Amelia on Facebook. N N a a t t i i v v e e p p l l a a n n t t s s F lorida Native Plant Society, Ixia Chapter, will meet Thursday Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Nor th Florida, University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville. The program will feature Dr. Charles Covell,c urator of moths at the University of Floridas McGuire Center. The meeting is free and open to the public. Visit http://ixia.fnpschapters.or g or call (904 for additional information. 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 guided wildlife tour of the White Oak Conservation Center for an up-close experience with exotic animals. In addition, visit the Big Game Room Complex and Baryshnikov Dance Studio and enjoy a gourmet l uncheon. The event is Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. The cost is$ 145/person, of which a small portion will support future A TC tree plantings, preservation and education outreach. Go to for information and to download a sign-up f orm. For information email ATC at info@ameliatreecon-s The deadline for the completed form and check h as been extended to Oct. 15. D D i i n n e e i i n n t t h h e e w w o o o o d d s s On Oct. 25 from 4-7 p.m. the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens will host Wine and Dine in the Woods with these r estaurants providing samples of their signature dishes: B iscottis, Mudville Grille, Salt Life Food Shack, Earth Fare, River City Brewing Company, Havana Jax-Cuba Libre, The Grotto, Bonos/Pastiche, Dig Foods, Certified Steak and Seafood, Anthonys Gourmet C atering, Potters House Soul Food Bistro, Coffee Perks, and Mikes Pies. Taste from 7 5 imported and domestic w ines in your complimentary w ine glass from Southern W ine & Spirits, or New B elgium and Sam Adams beers from Champion Brands, and Gr e en Room Brewing, Bold City Brewery and Zeta Brewing Company custom crafted beers. While you str oll along the trails of theA rboretum, the North Florida B luegrass Association and an a ppearance from Jaxson DeVille will entertain you. Visit for details and to purchase tickets to this event. B B e e e e k k e e e e p p i i n n g g c c l l a a s s s s A manda Mar ek of the U F/IF A S Nassau County Extension Service, Agriculture & Natural Resources, will host a Beekeeping for Beeginners workshop on Nov. 1 fr om 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Extension office, 543350 US 1 i n Callahan. T opics will include A Bit of B ee Biology; Y o ur Beekeeping Equipment; Getting Started; Managing Your Beehives; Local Botany Buffet for Bees; How-tos of Harvesting Honey; Regulations, Inspections & Africanized Bees; and questions with experts and local vendors. Ther e will be a c hance to win a live hive. Tickets are $20 cash and the hive is valued at $285. All proceeds go to the Nassau County Beekeepers Club. Call 879-1019 to r egister by Oct. 29. Fee is $15/person (cash only materials. Lunch is pr ovided. A A r r b b o o r r e e t t u u m m p p a a r r t t y y The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gar dens will celebrate its sixth anniversary Nov. 8 fr om 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Ar t of Natur e is a family friendly event that includes live music, storytelling, food, childrens crafts, guided nature walks, nature related merchandise and other fun activities. By attracting new visitors, the arboretum will raise awar eness of this natural world that seems so far away but is close to home. Visit www.jacksonvillearboretum.or g/eventsactivities/ for details. Settlers prized American groundnut Q: I found these pea pods growing on a vine in my back yard. Can I eat them? MW A: I am checking with the University of Floridas Herbarium for a posit ive identification as I have only seen this vine once before at Egans Creek. T he flower cluster is lovely; slightly larger than a golf ball in shades of magenta, pink, rusty brown and white. The vine has the leaf configuration similar to wisteria. K athy Russell, city of Fernandina Parks and Recreation,s teered me towards the Native American g roundnut, Apios americana, and I am inclined to agree with her. This vine can grow in partial shade or full sun; p refers low and moist woods, thickets, stream a nd riverbanks, ponds, marshes, meadows and w et ravines. It is a scary thing to eat plant material from the wild but in this instance, if it is truly the groundnut, t hen the seeds and tubers are edible. Most of the information I have found on this plant has come from a publication by James Duke from Purdue University. According to his paper during the potato f amine of 1845, A pios w as introduced to Europe. Its cultivation there as a food c rop was abandoned when growing potatoes again became feasible. The tuber is m ore slender and somewhat smaller than the typical potato as it is about 2.5 inches long. However, the tubers often grow in clusters of two to four. American groundnut was prized by e arly American settlers who ate them boiled, fried or roasted. They called them g roundnuts, potato beans or Indian potatoes. The Pilgrims of New England surv ived their first few winters by living on them. I dont know about you but that tidbit of information was news to me. Even br ead was made from the root. Indians were said to eat the seeds like lentils. American groundnut is found growing fr om easter n Canada and the US. It g r ows from Florida to Texas, north to Nova Scotia and west to Minnesota and Colorado. Like so many other vines, this species can also be weedy and cause problems in cultivated areas. It has beenk nown to be a serious weed in cranberry plots (Devlin, 1981nald (1958 r ecounted an anecdote indicating the economic value of the groundnuts to the pilgrims, The great value to the colonists of this ready food is further indicated by a reputed town law, which in 1654 ordered that, if an Indian dug Groundnuts on English land, he was to be set in stocks, and for a second offence, to be whipped. Q: Some of the University of Florida p ublications on lawn grasses talk a bout vertical mowing. What is vertical m owing? PS A: The typical lawn mowers used in the home landscape are called rotary as the blades move in a horizontal plane. Vertical mowers have blades that move in a vertical (up/down This type of mower can be used to r emove thatch buildup in lawns. If the t hatch layer exceeds 1 inch, it can be r emoved by vertical mowing, or verticutting in early spring to midsummer. It is a messy process and it is difficult for most to perform properly. Verticutting uses vertical blades that slice through the thatch and slightly into the soil, r esulting in lar ge por t ions of the dead material being r emoved fr om the t op of the lawn. Usually the blades are s paced about three inches apart, which w orks best for St. Augustinegrass. This type of mowing can cause severe damage to the grass and r e quir e s a period of r ecuperation and therefore it is best done when the grass is actively growing. Verticutting should be done in one direction only not in cross sections. Verticutting will pull out large amounts o f grass and thatch, which will require cleaning and removal. It will be impor-t ant to mow the grass directly after verticutting but be sure to mow at the highest h eight never scalp or cut the lawn too short. Water the dethatched lawn immediately to avoid dehydration of any exposed roots. One week after vertical m owing, you can apply 15-0-15 fertilizer at the rate of 1 pound of nitrogen per1 ,000 square feet to encourage recovery. Water the fertilizer in immediately to prev ent burning the grass. Periodic topdressing (adding a uniform layer of soil or sand on top of the grass) with a quarter inch of soil matching the current soil is the best method to alleviate thatch accumulation. If topdressing, be sure to use soil free o f weed seeds and nematodes and be careful not to exceed recommended topd ressing rates. Adding too much soil or organic matter will encourages large (brown) patch disease. Q: Will you please identify this weed for me? MP A: Thanks for bringing me a sample to the plant clinic. The weed is called Brazilian pusley, Richardia brasiliensis. Brazil pusley is an annual or perennial and looks similar to Floridap usley except it has a very deep, thick root. The thick root may be an excellent p lace for nematodes to live. Brazilian pusley has a cluster of small w hite flowers at the top. In Florida, this plant occurs throughout the state on disturbed sites and roadsides, and in pastures and lawns. It is distributed in the southeastern United States, from south-e rn Texas along the coastal plain to southeastern Virginia. This weed will b loom in almost any month that lacks f rost. Visit t o lear n mor e. Mail questions to Gar d en T a lk, c/o Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County Extension, 543350 US 1, Callahan, FL 32011. V isit GARDEN TALK R ebecca J ordi American groundnuts were prized b y early Americans ettlers who ate them b oiled, fried or roasted. PHOTO COURTESY OF REBECCA JORDI


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ANF R ECREATION 7 04 Recreation Vehicles VINTAGE ELECTRIC GOLF CART 4 seater, full canopy top, sport wheels, tires, battery charger, used in gated community, new windshield, new lights, steering upgraded. May be up-g raded for street use. (904 R EAL ESTATE S ALES 804 Amelia Island Homes 1ST AVE. 5BR/3BA, 2 car garage, partial ocean view. Great 2 storyb each house can easily be returned to a duplex. $375K. No brokers please. (904 8 06 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. 809 Lots HIGHLAND DUNES Beautiful house l ot. Set up for full basement/in-law a pt. Private backyard. Asking $99,000. Call (508 817 Other Areas ABSOLUTE AUCTION Florala, AL. 12,000+/sq. ft. home near Lake Jackson, 2327 Goldenrod Ave. 10/15, 1pm. (905G ranger, Thagard & Associates, Inc. J ack F. Granger, #873. ANF P REVIOUS BANK FORECLOSURE 5 a cres up to 30 acres from $14,900. new community, mtn views, 40,000 acre lake minutes away, trout streams, creeks, adjoins state lands. Exc f inancing. 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