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MARY MA GUIRE News-Leader Amelia Island resident Eugene Alley is withdrawing from the campaign for the Nassau County Commissions District 2 seat because of illness. Alley, 67, is a write-in candidate and said on W ednesday that he is no longer campaigning because of a recurrence of cancer. I thought quite honestly that after four weeks of treatment that I could campaign and get my message out. But the doctor hit me with the news that I have another two weeks of radi ation, said Alley in a phone interview. Alley said he learned in early September that he had a carcinoid turmor, which is typically found in the intestine and gut. I had this four years ago, was treated and told just eight months ago that I was completely cancer free, said Alley who was r eached at his home on Amelia Island. Alley said he called Commissioner Steve Kelley on Monday to let him know that he was not going to campaign. I did that as a courtesy because I didn t want him to spend any more money on signs or adver tising, said Alley. That seemed wasteful. Kelley, who is running for his second term, said he was surprised to receive the call. Absolutely I was, but I appreciate the man telling me what was going on and that he was changing his priorities, said Kelley who won the Republican primar y election in August against former commissioner Mike Boyle. Because Alley is a write-in candidate, his name will not appear on the CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 82 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY O CTOBER 10, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS ALLEY Continued on 3A $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................7B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A 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: 7029 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 . BLOOD MOON OVER AMELIA PHOTO BY STEVE LEIMBERG/UNSEENIMAGES.COM PHOTO BY DR. ELI LOCH/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER A total lunar eclipse that was visible acr oss much of the Americas and Asia early W ednesday morning was captur ed by several local photographers. The moon appears red during the event, hence the name Blood Moon. The total eclipse was the second in a series of four that began in April and will end in September 2015. Such consecutive total eclipses are relatively rare. There will be seven more this centur y with the next one in 20 years. Joe Wise captured the moon over the beach on Amelia I sland, top. Photographer Steve Leimberg took a series, including the moon just before the eclipse, a bove left. Above right, Dr. Eli Lochs photo shows the moon in all its redness. Despite an F finance head says city strong A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader I n a recent study on pension plans for Florida cities, Fernandina Beach w as one of the worst performers, with a grade of F According to the LeRoy Collins Institute study, which came out in September, the number of poor pension per formers for the year 2012 was just 10.6 percent of the total number ofc ities, with 14 percent receiving a g rade of A. A ccording to the numbers, Fernandina Beachs general employee pension plan is underfunded by $9.6 million and the police of ficers/fir e fighters pension is under funded by $11.77 million. An under f unded liability means there are not enough savings or invest-m ents set aside to pay for estimated o bligations in the future. W hats more concerning is those liabilities must be recorded on the citys balance sheet beginning in fiscal 2015-16, accor ding to City Finance Dir ector Patti Clifford. However, Clifford said she is not worried about the liabilities. The city has always made its pens ion contribution that the actuaries h ave asked us to make, Clifford said. The city is very strong. The city contributed $1.4 million dir ectly to the pension fund in 2013, up from about $700,000 in 2008, not including employee contributions or investments. That incr eased number i s due to lower investment returns, C lif ford said, and because the city has f ewer employees that are contributing to the fund. The city had to lay of f some employees, and we have the same number of retirees to support, Clif for d said. The str ess that the plan is feeling is fr om 2008 investments b eing lower ed in value. It takes a long t ime to recover. I nvestments to fund the pension include an assortment of sources, including real estate, international investments, stocks, bonds and other sources, Clifford said. The city s dir ect contribution comes from all sources of revenues, C lifford said, including city enterprise f unds, the general fund and taxes. It is impor t ant to note that the concerns raised in the Leroy Collins Institute report are a result of the difficult market environment throughout the lost decade and particularly the financial market cor r ection in fiscal years 2008-2009, Human R esources Director Robin Marley w r ote in an email. The Ler o y Collins ar ticle r uns through fiscal year 2012 (two years old) which omits the recent impacts of favorable market experiences. Marley added that the city uses a smoothing average to pr event any fiscal shock to the city, which phase s in investment losses. Accor dingly four years fr om now w hen the r e cent favorable r esults are fully factored into this smoothing average, the numbers will likely be significantly improved, Marley wrote. City Manager Joe Ger rity said the city is hiring a pension attorney and actuary to do a new study on the pension fund issue. That s pr etty much standar d, Study: Pension plans underfunded by $20M The city has always made its pension contribution t hat the actuarie s h ave asked us to make. T he city is very strong. PATTI CLIFFORD C ITY FINANCE DIRECTOR CITY Continued on 3A PHOTO BY JOE WISE/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER PHOTOS COUR TESY OF WHITE OAK Six white r hinos wer e introduced to their new home at White Oak in Yulee this week. They are now safe from the poaching threat plaguing rhinos in Southern Africa. WhiteOak welcomes six rhinos F or the N ews-Leader White Oak is the new home for six young white rhinos from South Africa. Two males and four females, all between thr ee and four years old, will be incorporated into the herds already living at the 7,500-acre conservation facility The new arrivals will help strengthen the population of white r hinos living in North America, and serve as ambassadors for their species. The rhinos traveled to White Oak from RHINOS Continued on 3A Citin g illne ss, Alley withdraws Alley


Open meetings are open to anyone, including non-alcoholics, families, etc., who may be interested in Alcoholics Anonymous. All scheduled AA meetings ar e non-smoking and one hour in duration. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for people who have, or think they may have,a drinking pr oblem ar e held Mondays at noon and Satur days at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Chur ch, on Atlantic Avenue across from Fort Clinch State Park. Please enter the meetings through the side door. The Fer nandina Beach Group meets in the Amelia Room, 906 S. Seventh St., Mondays at 6:30 p.m. (begin ners); Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (open discussionednesdays at 7 a.m. (open 12 & 12 study) and 11 a.m. (open step meeting); Thursdays at7 a.m. (open Big Book study), 11 a.m. (open discussion) and 6;30 p.m. (open Big Book study); Fridays at 11 a.m. (open Big Book study) and 7 p.m. (open meditation, speaker); and Saturdays at 7 a.m. (open discussion) and 6:30 p.m. (open discussion 8349. The Downtown Gr oup meets at the Alachua Club, cor ner of Thir d and Alachua str eets, Fer nandina, on Mondays at 8 p.m. (open 12 & 12 study); Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (open speakerednesdays at 8:15 p.m. (open mens discussion); Thursdays at 8 p.m. (open discus sion); Fridays at 8 p.m. (open discussion); and Satur days at 8 a.m. (open discussion and 8 p.m. (open relationships). Call 261-3580. The Dunes Group, Peters Point in Fernandina Beach, meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. (24-hour book meeting Beach meetings ar e suspend ed during winter months. The Freedom Group holds AA meetings on Mondays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. (candlelight) at 1014 South 10th St. The Fernandina Beach NA group meets at 8 p.m. Sundays, T uesdays and Fridays (Step Speaker 7 p.m. Thursdays. A covered dish cookout is held the last Saturday of every month. Join for fun and fellowship. The Yulee Florida Group meets in the YMCA building on Pages Dair y Road on Sundays at 8 p.m. (open discussion); T uesdays at 8 p.m. (open Big Book days at 8 p.m. (open discussion); and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. (open Big Book A A l l A A n n o o n n Al-Anon meetings ar e held every Thursday at noon at Y ulee United Methodist Chur ch, 86003 Christian W ay, Yulee. Call 465-0162. A A l l a a t t e e e e n n m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s s Alateen, a group for teens bothered by someone elses drinking, meets at 11 a.m. Saturdays in Fernandina Beach. For details, including the location, contact (904 465-0162. The group will meet weekly. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teens, whose lives have been af fected by some one elses drinking. Alateen gr oups ar e spon sor ed by Al-Anon members who help the group stay on track, share experiences, discuss difficulties, learn effective ways to cope with problems and encourage one another 2A F RIDAY O CTOBER 10, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK P P a a r r a a d d e e e e n n t t r r i i e e s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The local Veterans Day Parade will be held on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. in downtown Fernandina Beach. For entry information contact Lenora Staples at 261-5097. The p arade lines up at 10:30 a.m. at the baseball field at Ash a nd 11th streets. Line-up numbers will be assigned. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and is sponsored by American Legion Post 54, Fernandina Beach. 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 resort, 39 Beach Lagoon Road. Please RSVP to 3903 215 or unitedwaynefl. org/nassau-kickoff. 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 Coast No More Homeless Pets Mega Adoption event today through Oct. 12 at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds, f rom 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. All pets are spayed/neutere d, microchipped and vaccin ated. Adoption fee is $20. P arking is free. Many local g roups will participate. F irst Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP brings together shelters from across Northeast Florida for these events as p art of an effort to maintain J acksonville s no-kill status. V isit P P i i n n k k R R i i b b b b o o n n L L a a d d i i e e s s The Pink Ribbon Ladies, a support group in Nassau County for survivors of breast and other female cancers, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 int he conference room at B aptist Medical Center N assau. Speaker will be Lila Mayo, a well-known local licensed massage therapist who is trained in massage therapy for lymphadema. For mor e infor mation, con tact Joyce Karsko at 2612 976 or Isobel Lyle at 3212 057. A A A A R R P P m m e e e e t t s s The local chapter of the AARP will meet Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Council on Aging acr oss fr om Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Speaker will b e former mayor and city c ommissioner Susan Steger o f the Fer n andina Obser ver Members and guests are welcome. M M i i l l i i t t a a r r y y o o f f f f i i c c e e r r s s The Militar y Of ficers Association of America ( MOAA), Nassau County C hapter, will have their gene ral membership meeting at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker Phillip Byr d, funeral director at OxleyHeard, will make a short pr esentation on planning ahead. The chapter welcomes all active, r etir ed or for mer of fi cers and their spouses to this meeting. A light lunch will be ser ved for $10; please RSVP to Paul Booton at 4911814 not later than Oct. 12. Any active, r etir ed, or for mer officers and their spouses interested in joining the Nassau County Chapter may contact Capt. Sonny Mann, USN, r et., at 583-2357 or son A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Alzheimer s Caregiver Support Group of Nassau County meets the thir d Thursday each month. The next meeting is Oct. 16 fr om 2:30-4 p.m. at The Council on Aging, across from Baptist Medical Center N assau. The meetings are open to the public and everyone who has an interest is invited to attend. For information call Debra Dombkowski, LPN, at 261-0701, ext. 113. The Walk To End A lzheimers will take place Nov. 8 at the Times-Union Center Riverwalk in downtown Jacksonville. Register online at Jacksonville walk. Join the local Alzheimers Caregiver S upport Group & Council on Aging Nassau team or start a t eam of your own. 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 O ct. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hill Breast Center at Baptist M edical Center (fourth floor classroom), 1235 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. Speakers include Kevin Winslow, MD, reproductive endocrinologist and obstetrician and gynecologist; Ankit D esai, MD, plastic surgeon; and Tina Reynolds, registered dietitian for Baptist Health. Joan Ryan, a master yoga educator, will share how yoga therapy can help b reast cancer survivors. RSVP by Oct. 14 to (904 2 02-RSVP (7787 e rt-and-discussion-tickets12666211981. A A B B W W A A m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The Eight Flags Chapter o f the American Business Womens Association ( ABWA) will host its monthly dinner on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Fer n andina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, from 6:30-8 p.m. Networking begins at 6 p.m. This months speaker will b e Susan Frazier, owner/ o perator of the flagship UPS s tore in Yulee, who will speak on Surviving the Corporate W o rld and Finding One s Passion. There is a $16 fee for the dinner meeting, payable online or at the door. RSVPsa re required. Contact M onica Hayes, membership c hairwoman, at (904 0949 or eightflags_abwa@ to r e ser v e your seat. Eight Flags ABWA aspires to bring together Nassau County businesswomen of diverse occupations and to pr ovide opportun ities for them to grow themselves personally and pr o fessionally For infor ma tion visit www .abwa.or g or find them on Facebook at www bwa. 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 fr ee workshops in its Master the Art of Living Series. Topics include, Oct. 16, Open the Door to Happiness; and Oct. 30, Relief & Control of Pain. Workshops are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 5422 First Coast Hwy., Amelia Island. Refr eshments will be ser ved. Call to reserve your seat at 557-0162. T T o o u u c c h h a a t t r r u u c c k k 8 Flags Playscapes, creator of the Pirate Playground, is sponsoring Touch a Truck on Saturday, Oct. 18 fr om 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Central Park on Atlantic Avenue will be filled with all kinds of cool vehicles for kids to touch and explore. A fire truck, food trucks, police car, fire-rescue vehicle, monster truck, golf carts, utility truck, school bus, construction tr ucks and mor e. Theres no admission to this event, but donations will be gratefully accepted to help fund Pirate Playground maintenance and upkeep. 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. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. The NewsLeader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All adver tising is subject to the approval of the publisher The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. OBITUARIES M argaret Heyman M argaret Heyman, 76, of Yulee passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach. M rs. Haymen was born January 27, 1938 and moved to Y ulee 58 years ago from Waycross, GA. She was a loving m other and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, David Haymen, in 2004. Survivors include three s ons, David Randall Haymen (Franrollton, GA, Scottie H aymen (Angelulee, FL and Toby Lee Haymen, also of Y ulee; a daughter, Judy Turlington of Yulee, and 14 grandchildren. To sign Mrs. Haymens online register book please visit t he funeral home website at Green Pine Funeral Home Wanda Yvonne S Weaver Wanda Yvonne S. Weaver, a ge 66, ofFernandina Beach passed away peacefully in her s leep on Monday evening, October 6, 2014. Born on the family tobacco farm in Sparks, GA, she was the d aughter of the late, John T homas S healey and Eula Beatrice Tyson Shealey. Wanda and her brothers and sister grew up in Sparks, GA u ntil moving to Nassau County i n 1957. After graduating from F ernandina Beach High School in 1966, she moved to Jacksonville and began work as a secr e tary. She quickly moved into the Legal arena working for attorney Joe Ripley and Farah and Farah. W anda r e-tur ned to Fer nandina Beach and worked a s a Paralegal with various local a ttorneys to include, Hymie F ishler and Dan Brim before Joining Marshall Wood where she worked as a real estate closing agent for almost 20 years. Wanda was a member of Little W omen, a Pirate cheer leader and a member of the cho r us. She sang with the Chuck J ones Trio and won several tale nt shows. Later, she enjoyed s inging with a number of local choral groups and also performing solos. She had a lifelong love of music, singing and dancing. Wanda married the love of her life, Louis M. W eaver Sr ., in 1 981. They wer e a loving couple a nd truly enjoyed their life t ogether They rode the beach in their red Jeep, had many family get-togethers at the house they built together and they loved to dance together They wer e ver y active in the Terpsichorean club, dancing fr om the first to t he last song. L ouis had many af f ectionate nicknames for Wanda, including Josephine, Miss Wanda, and to her beloved grandchil dren, she was Gi-Gi. Wanda was predeceased by her husband, Louis W eaver Sr., and her two brothers, Bobby Shealey of Ludowici, GA and John T. Shealey, Jr., of Fernandina Beach. She is survived by her sister, Cindy S. Holman of Atlanta, GA, childr en and grand children: daughter, Temple (T odd) Stubbs, daughter Michelle Hall (Der ek), son Louis Weaver (Mary), son Tony Weaver. Five grandchildren, Amanda Golden (Garrett), Chase Garner, Bo Garner, Cozi Bryant and Grayson Autry. Thr ee gr eat-grandchildr en, Logan, Ella, Bryson Golden. She also leaves behind special friends, Glenda Lawhor ne, Judy Mixon Brown, Linda Bostic and Brenda Lindes. She also leaves behind her family pets, CoCo and Kitty Kitty. Wanda had too many friends to count. She will always be remembered for her loving ways, her beautiful smile and her caring hear t. She was our golden girl and will be in our hearts forever. The family will receive friends today, Friday, October 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Oxley-Hear d Funeral Home. The funeral will be held in the Bur gess Chapel of Oxley-Hear d on Saturday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m., with her uncle, Deacon Henry Giddens, officiating, and will be laid to rest in BosqueBello Cemetery beside her husband. Please shar e her Life Legacy and share your condolences and memories at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors DEATH NOTICES Mr Edwin Gar dner, 61, Nassauville, died on T uesday Oct. 7, 2014. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors BARBARA FARNSWORTH For the News-Leader I n its 90th year in our community, United Way of Northeast Florida is calling for Big Results, Big Impact as it kicks off the 2014 Nassau County Community Campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Fernandina Beach. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The one-hour program starts at 8 :30 a.m. S tephen Lee, hospital president of Baptist M edical Center Nassau and chair for the 2014 Nassau County United Way Campaign, will lead the breakfast event that will highlight how United Ways research-based initiatives are improving the quality of life for Nassau County residents with measured outcomes in education, income and health. This is an exciting time of year for United W ay and Nassau County, Lee said. The 2014 c ampaign season is off to a strong start, and in a ccordance with this years theme Big Results. Big Impact. were looking forward to making a monumental impact. In addition, during the kickoff community leaders will discuss programs that are successfully pr eparing childr en for kinder g ar t en, keeping kids on track to graduation, helping f amilies achieve financial stability and assisting p eople in leading healthier, more productive l ives. Each year, nearly 12,000 Nassau County residents lives ar e impr o ved through United Wayfunded programs such as Success By 6, including preschoolers, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, senior citizens, local families and many others. Ther e ar e 11 Nassau Countybased impact partners and a total of 44 United W ay-funded programs located in Duval and N assau counties that assist Nassau County resi dents. U nited Way certified partners located in Nassau County include: Ark of Nassau Barnabas Center Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Boy Scouts of America, North Florida C ouncil Communities in Schools of Nassau County Episcopal Childrens Services Girl Scouts of Gateway Council Nassau County Council on Aging Nassau County Volunteer CenterY ou can learn more at United Way of Northeast Floridas 2014 Nassau County C ommunity Campaign Kickoff at 8 a.m. on W ednesday Oct. 22 at the Omni Amelia Island P lantation, 39 Beach Lagoon Road, Fer n andina B each. For more information on how to start a workplace or individual campaign, contact United Way Nassau County Resource Development Manager Amy Dyar at (904 To RSVP for the kickoff, go to or call (904 SUBMITTED Nassau County business leaders will kick off this years United Way Community C ampaign on Oct. 22 at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. From left are Tom Sweetser, RockTenn general manager, Shannon Brown, VyStar Credit Union vice president, Stephen Lee, Baptist Medical Center Nassau hospital president and 2014 Nassau County United Way Campaign chair, Craig Fitzpatrick, manager of the island Publix and Amy Dyar, United Way Nassau County resource development manager. United Was 2014 campaign kicks off The 2014 campaign season is o ff to a strong start, and in accordance with this year theme Big Results. Big Impact were looking forward to making a monumental imp act STEPHEN LEE CAMPAIGN CHAIR Tax season volunteers needed The Nassau County Volunteer Income T ax Assistance (VITA) program is looking for volunteers for the 2014 tax season. T he VITA program (a R eal$ense Prosperity Camp aign and United W a y Initiative) provides free electronic and paper income tax filing assistance for low to moderate income and elderly tax filers. The program has been in place for more than 10 years in Nassau County and files over 500 returns each year for eligible taxpayers. If you have a financial background, tax preparation experience or have several yearso f filing your own tax return u sing commercially available c omputer softwar e the program could use your help. V olunteers will be pr ovid ed 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 January and run thr ough April 15 at The Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. ando n Wednesdays from 4-8 p.m. S tudy material, software a nd publications will become available in November and training will occur in early December. If you would like to be a part of this community program, please contact Genece Minshew at or 491-0185. AA MEETINGS


Gerrity said. We will run differ e nt pension and benefit sce narios. Certainly its something we need to address. Gerrity also noted city employees contribute between 6.5 and 7.7 per-c ent of the their salaries to the f und. These are pretty substantial contributions, Gerrity said. City employees ar e eligible for r etir e ment at the age of 55 and the completion of 25 years of service; at the age of 65 and six years of service; or on completion of 35 years of ser vice r egardless of age. M aximum annual benefits a re $205,000, and employees may not collect more than 100 percent of their average final compensation. Retir ement is determined by annual salary times a multiplier, times years of ser vice, accor ding to the Human Resources Department. Pensioners may continue to draw from the pension even if they are employed after retiring, accor ding to the city plan, a nd employees also pay into the federal Social Security program. The city has 89 active gen eral employees contributing to the pension fund and 109 beneficiaries; the firefighter/police pension fund has 58 active members and 51 beneficiaries, including employees in thed efer red retirement option plan, known as DROP. They collect their pensions while still employed and drawing a pay check. The grade for Florida city pensions for the LeRoy Collins study was deter mined by assets vs. accr ued liabilities; unfunded l iabilities as a percent of payroll; annual contributions as a percent of payroll; assumedr etur n on investments; and employee contribution levels. Area plans also receiving failing grades, accor ding to the study, include Jacksonvilles corrections officers, its police and fir efighters, Orange Park f ir efighters, police and general employees and Palatka firefighters and general employ ees. The LeRoy Collins Institute is a nonpartisan, statewide policy organization that studies and promotes creative solutions to key private and public issuesf acing the people of Florida and the nation. The Institute, located in T allahassee at Florida State University is affiliated and works in collaboration with the State University System of Florida. adaughtr y@f private conservancies in South Africa where poaching threatens their safety. Every eight hours a r hino is killed for its horn, which is made out of keratin the same substance as human finger nails. The hor ns are in high demand in Asia, especially Vietnam and China, where they are used in traditional medicine and as a status symbol. Incr eased demand and pr of itability has led to the increasing involvement of inter national criminal syndicates that use technologies like high-power ed rifles, night vision and helicopters. As a result, authorities are struggling to provide adequate security for rhinos. The new r hinos at White Oak are now safe from the poaching thr eat plaguing r hi nos in Souther n Africa and ar e part of a large expansion of their rhino conservation facilities. When complete, the facility will house an estimated 40 white rhinos roaming over 25 acres. The new r hinos will be important new founders for the Nor th American population and, as such, will impr ove the populations demographics and genetics, making it more sustainable into the future, said Dr. Scott Citino, White Oaks head veterinarian. Since its inception in 1983, the conservation breeding programs at White Oak have con tributed over 30 r hinoceros, 150 cheetahs and more than 1,000 antelope births to conservation br eeding populations. The con servation programs have also re-introduced bongo antelope,r oan antelope and black r hino back into Africa. White Oak works to conserve species thr ough innovative br eeding, conservation and education programs and strives to provide the most natural environment that safely accommodates each animal. For mor e infor mation on White Oak, including how you can visit, visit www.whiteoakwildlife.or g or sear ch for White Oak Conservation on Facebook. White Oak Conservation is located at 581705 White Oak Road in Yulee. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY O CTOBER 10, 2014 NEWS News-Leader b allot in the Nov. 4 general election. Supervisor of E lections Vicki Canon said his withdrawal does not impact balloting. Early voting begins Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 1, f rom 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the James S. Page GovernmentalC omplex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee; the MLK/Elm Street R ecreation Center, 1200 Elm St., Fernandina Beach; the H illiard Community Center, 37177 Pecan St.; and the County Building at 45401 Mickler St. in Callahan. To request a Vote by Mail b allot, call the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections Office a t 491-7500 or 1-866-260-4301. Visit for more i nformation. Polls will open on Election D ay from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Gass questions job opportunity areas A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader At their meeting Tuesday, city Commissioner Pat Gass had the only dissenting vote against a new amendment that would allow lot combinations close to city beaches to exceed 1 00 feet. The amendment must still b e approved at a second reading by commissioners before it goes into effect. If it gets final approval, the amendment to the Land Development Code will exempt commercial lot combinations f rom being restricted to 100 feet wide for properties within the c itys job opportunity areas. The exemption is limited to certain commercial properties adjacent to Main Beach, Seaside Park and Oklawaha Avenue. City Planner Kelly Gibson s aid the amendment would encourage existing developm ent patterns in the specified areas, and that several commercial developments, such as Elizabeth Pointe Lodge and Sliders Seaside Grill, have lots that are larger than 100 feet in width. The language within the Land Development Code was created, she said, to restrict residential development to singlefamily homes. Gass questioned the term job opportunity areas, asking G ibson whether the jobs being c reated would offer high or low incomes. Are we talking about a $50,000 job opportunity area or a $23,000 job opportunity area? she asked. Thats not defined, Gibson s aid. Its just areas that have t he ability to sustain job opport unities. Ther e ar e no specific job oppor t unities or salar y ranges. Are we talking about building restaurants, souvenir shops and hotels? Gass asked. What ar e we talking about her e? Were talking about highv alue tourist development which is low-impact in design and ener g y efficient, Gibson said. So at the pedestrian level you can walk around and feel that youre in a place that you want to be at ... (with m ix between all the uses withi n that ar ea. Yep, $23,000-a-year jobs, Gass retorted. City Manager Joe Ger r ity noted the r estrictions wer e put in to prevent the building of McMansions and to preserve the view corridors. But Gasss till objected, saying commerc ial development over 100 feet i n length could do just that. Im not sure I want to do away with the systems we have set up, Gass said. If someone comes along and wants to buy 400 feet of ocean property and they would like to build a hotel, then thats g oing to be perfectly all right, G ass said. And ther e go the o cean corridors that were being preserved, which is why we kept the lots at 100 feet for ther esidential. That s what the fight was about years ago ... this will do away with that. Gibson also noted that the a rea in question does not allow f or the application of a variance. I personally am not happy with what is being offered t oday, Gass said. She added that, although she wanted to e ncourage development, she was also concerned about the view corridors disappearing. D avid Caples, former owner o f Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, w hich is located in one of the j ob opportunity areas, said the area is one of the last areas for attractive development on the island. It could have a mix of differ ent retail environments ( including) hotels and bed-andb reakfasts, Caples said. I t hink we can find some develo pers ... there is interest in making that intersection a viable, attractive par t of the island. ... Theres probably not going to be a view problem. Befor e the 4-1 vote, V ice M ayor Sarah Pelican encour a ged commissioners to conside r Gasss questions and get as much information as possible before second and final reading of the ordinance. A LLEY Continued from 1A APUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT B YTHENE WS-LE ADER RHINOS Continued from 1A CITY Continued from 1A ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER Commercial areas such as this one on South Fletcher Avenue in Fernandina Beach could see development exceeding 100 feet in width if a change to the citys Land Development Code is approved. Are we talking about a $50,000 job opportunity area or a $23,000 job opportunity area? ... Y ep, $23,000-a-year jobs CITY COMMISSIONER PAT GASS Thefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable food items all year round. For more information, call:261-70001 303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101 Fernandina B each,FL Connecting People, Help & Hope


W W e e s s t t S S i i d d e e D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t s s T he Westside Democratic C lub will meet at 7 p.m. on T uesday, Oct. 14 at the Mickler Street county building in Callahan. State Rep. candidate Dave Smith is scheduled to speak. Dinner and a brief business meeting will follow. Open to the public. M M e e e e t t a a n n d d g g r r e e e e t t T he local chapter of the AARP will sponsor a Meet and Greet the candidates for city commission at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Council on Aging, across f rom Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Ask questions and d iscuss issues and concerns before Election Day Nov. 4. Refreshments available. 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 Nassau Countys budget and projected tax increase w ill be among the issues disc ussed by Nassau County Clerk of Court and Comptroller John Crawford at the Mens Newcomers Club luncheon Thursday, Oct. 16 at t he Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road. C lub members gather for meet-and-greet at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon at noon. Luncheon tickets are $15 in advance if reservations are made by Saturday and $17 at the door. Send your $15 lunch c heck to MNC POB 16291, F er nandina Beach, FL 32035. 4A F RIDAY O CTOBER 10, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Tickets are $20 at the door and proceeds will go to provide education, advocacy, support groups, medication/dental assistance, shoes and basic toiletries to residents in the county with a chronic mental health diagnosis. For more information or to make a donation to the auction please call (904 Fernandina Beach, Florida 32035 or email Nassau County affiliate of NAMI cordially invites you to attend its 10th Annual Community Awareness and Fundraiser Dinner on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6pm! The event will be held at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Burns Hall, 801 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida. Afull course meal will be provided by the Fernandina Beach Applebees. There will be a live and silent auction.Featuring: State Senator Aaron Bean as the Auctioneer also, Guest Speaker Dr.Ann GrenadierBiofeedback Associates of NE FloridaPeer Advocate John Hardman Guest Speaker Shannon PadgettEsq.NLPSA 1998 S.Fletcher Ave. FREE WiFi Hotspot 277-6652 www.SlidersSeaside.comLIVE MUSIC 7 NIGHTSAWEEK LateNight HappyHourFriday Nights 9 pm-1am Why be near, when you can be here! HA P P YHOUR!MondayFriday-5-7SaturdaySunday-2-6 M M e e x x i i M M o o n n d d a a y y s s M exican food and drink specials all day long. Cheap Taco, M argarita, and Corona Specials from 4-7PM. T T e e a a c c h h e e r r T T u u e e s s d d a a y y s s Teacher appreciation night every Tuesday from 4-8 PM. Bring in your teacher ID and receive 1/2 off your entire bill. ( this is for the teachers bill only and excludes any other discounted items such as happy hour drinks) P P a a s s t t a a P P a a r r t t y y W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y Homemade pasta dishes all night long starting at 4PM B B O O G G O O P P i i z z z z a a T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y s s B uy one get one FREE one topping pizza of equal or l esser value 4-7 PM P P r r i i m m e e R R i i b b F F r r i i d d a a y y s s $ 15 Prime Rib from 5-8 PM C C a a r r i i b b b b e e a a n n I I s s l l a a n n d d H H o o p p p p i i n n g g S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y s s Join as we explore the Caribbean every Saturday, we will feature one Caribbean Island and have both food and drink specials from that island all day. C C o o m m f f o o r r t t S S u u n n d d a a y y s s E njoy great southern hospitality and food every Sunday all day.O pen7days a week at11 am 2910 Atlantic Ave. 904-310-6904UPSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIESw ww.sandybottomsamelia.comVisit us online or on Facebook for all the specials and event info WEEKLY SPECIALS Upcoming ChangeNew Location for Birth or Death Certificates, Effective October 13, 2014, Department of Health in Nassau County, Office of Vital StatisticsWill be moving to the Fernandina Beach Clinic The address is: 1620 Nectarine Street, Fernandina Beach, FL Hours will be 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday We look forward to serving you at our new location. AT&T settles cramming case TALLAHASSEE Attorney General Pam Bondi on Wednesday announced a $105 million settlement with AT&T M obility, LLC to resolve allegations that AT&T Mobility placed c harges for third-party services on consumers mobile telep hone bills that had not been authorized by the consumer, a practice known as mobile cramming. Bondis office was joined in t his settlement by the attorneys general of the other 49 states a nd the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission a nd the Federal Communications Commission. AT&T Mobility is required to provide $80 million to pay refunds to consumers who were victims of c ramming, and the fund will be administered by the Federal T rade Commission. AT&T Mobility will pay $20 m illion to the attorneys general and $5 million to the Federal Communications Commission. More than 1.4 million Florida AT&T Mobility accounts could receive refunds under this settlement and all AT&T Mobility users will be affected by the t erms of the agreement requiring AT&T Mobility to make c hanges to the way it handles third-party charges. F loridas monetary share for participating in the settlement will be more than $1 million. Bondis office served on the Executive Committee, along w ith six other states, that negotiated this settlement. This is a major victory for our consumers who have the r ight to expect fair and accurate telephone bills, stated Bondi. Consumers who have been crammed often complain about charges, typically $9.99 p er month, for premium text message subscription services, a lso known as PSMS subscription, such as horoscopes, t rivia, and sports scores, that the consumers have never heard of or requested. AT&T Mobility is the first mobile telephone provider to enter into national settlement to resolve allegations regarding cramming. AT&T Mobility was a mong the four major mobile carriers in addition to Verizon, S print and T-Mobile that announced it would cease b illing their customers for commercial PSMS charges last November. The settlement requires AT&T Mobility to stay out of t he commercial PSMS business. Additional terms require AT&T M obility to take a number of steps designed to ensure that i t only bills consumers for thirdparty charges that have been authorized, including: AT&T Mobility must obtain consumers express cons ent before billing consumers for third-party charges, and m ust ensure that consumers are only charged for services if t he consumer has been informed of all material terms and conditions of their payment; AT&T Mobility must provide a full refund or credit to consumers billed for unauthorized third-party charges at any time after this settlement; AT&T Mobility must inform its customers when the c onsumers sign up for services that their mobile phone can be u sed to pay for third-party charges, and must inform consumers of how those third-party charges can be blocked if the consumer doesnt want to use t heir phone as a payment method for third-party products; AT&T Mobility must present third-party charges in a dedi cated section of consumers mobile phone bills, must clearly distinguish them from AT&T Mobilitys charges, and must include in that same section i nformation about the consumers ability to block thirdp arty charges. Florida was joined on the E xecutive Committee by the following states: Delaware, Maryland, Oregon, Texas, Vermont and Washington. POLITICS IN BRIEF P ROMOTION SUBMITTED N assau County Property Appraiser Mike Hickox recently promoted Nekisha Kisha Smith to the posi-t ion of Data Information Manager. Smith began her career as an appraisal clerk in 2 003 when she was hired by then Property Appraiser James Page. In 2006, she became a deed specialist where she expanded her knowledge of the real estate sales and appraisal process. Smith has completed several appraisal and valuat ion classes, along with cadastral mapping and administration courses where she obtained her C.F.E. (Certified Florida Evaluator) designation. She will use her education and experience in her new role to manage the conversion of the property appraisers new s oftware that is expected to be complete by the summ er of 2015. Nuclear cost recovery approved for FPL TALLAHASSEE The Florida Public Service Commission (PSCa pproved nuclear cost recove r y amounts for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL Duke Energy Florida, Inc. (DEF f ective Januar y 2015. The PSC also or der e d DEF to credit customers $54 million for Levy Project costs that are currently being litigatedi n federal court. The decision h as the ef fect of returning m oney previously paid by customers that might be recover e d by DEF thr o ugh the cour s decision. FPL recovery includes costs for federal licensing of its planned Turkey Point Units 6 & 7 and for additional generation capacity at its existingT urkey Point Units 3 & 4 and St. Lucie Units 1 & 2. The utility s uprate pr o jects wer e completed in June and added 522 megawatts of new nuclear generation to FPL s system, enough to power 332,000 homes. Construction of Turkey P oint Units 6 & 7 is pr ojected to be completed by 2022 and 2023, respectively. FPL residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours( kWh) of electricity will see a m onthly char ge of appr oxim ately 15 cents beginning in January 2015, reflecting a decr e ase of 31 cents fr o m the cur r e nt char g e. DEFs 2015 nuclear cost recovery is consistent with the 2013 Settlement Agreementw ith consumer groups for the L evy Pr oject and for the E xtended Power Uprate Project. DEF residential customers using 1,000 kWh will see a monthly char ge of approximately $5.51 beginning in Januar y r e flecting an 11cent decrease from the current charge. Recovery amounts a pproved Oct. 2 were thoroughly reviewed by commissioners in an August hearing, when the utilities and con sumer groups testified on actual and estimated nuclear -r elat ed construction project costs during the PSCs annual nuclear cost recovery hearing. 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A few weeks back, in the second quarter of the Jaguars game against the Colts, I emailed some friends that the Jags were the worst team ever. All agreed, as they were losing 30 to 0 and did not even have a first down. E veryone looked awful and I began to wonder if there was any hope for the team. After halftime the Jags coach, Gus Bradley, substituted his rookie quarterback into the game and all of a sudden t hings looked up. The next week they again lost but, as o ne of their biggest detractors emailed me, they were at least becoming fun to watch. Interesting to me was how, with just the quarterback change, players who were not performing began t o play better. The same weekend, we s aw the destruction of the American squad in the Ryder Cup. Phil Mickelson, the team leader, suggested to reporters that maybe Captain Tom Watson should have followed the plan put forth by Captain Paul Azinger, whose team won in2008. Why do the Americans keep losing? Is it the player or the captain selection p rocess, or both? Sergio Garcia called European C aptain Paul McGinley, the new wave of captains. He t hought of everything this week. The truth is, whether its the Jaguars, the American Ryder Cup team, the VA hospital system, theS ecret Service or Iraq, where soldiers we spent bill ions training ar e deserting, when things go downhill, the solution many times is less than obvious. However it is also interesting, when the right leader comes aboard, how quickly everythingt urns around. Of course, f inding the right leader isn t e asy. In December of 1980, Jer r y Beam and I founded BeamPines, Jimmy Car ter was leaving the presidency and morale in the country was awful. Iran held our peo-p le hostage and a $2,000 I BM Selectric typewriter I l eased cost me $400 (20 percent) in interest. A month later Ronald Reagan became pr esident a nd everything began to change. Interest rates went down dramatically, employment went u p and Americas reputation around the world began to take shape. R eagan focused like a laser on a few a reas and it paid off. While I had voted for Reagan, I was totally amazed at how fast our fortunes improved. Whether its Reagan, Steve Jobs coming back to Apple, Nick Saban coming to A labama or David Petraeus taking over in Iraq, we have s een the scenario play out many times. I had a similar experience while I was at Standard Brands. One of our divisions, Fleischmanns margarine, had facilities in Dallas, Oakland, Indianapolis and Pennsauken, N.J. Only the Pennsauken margarine plant was non-union and surprisingly it had the lowest productivity and quality numbers. E veryone knew Al, the plant manager, was average a t best, but he was always rated in climate studies as a n ice, agreeable guy that everyone liked. Top management was happy that the plant remained non-union and didnt want to rock t he boat. Then the Amalgamated Meat Cutters u nion filed a petition to unionize the facility and top management went nuts. The general manager was fir ed, and a new general manager was put in place. I was assigned to assess t he situation in Pennsauken. I t wasn t dif ficult. One of the m ore outspoken hourly workers (Peanutobably was leading the drive, summed it up for me. I like Al, he stated, he is a good guy, but this plant is a disaster and unless somethingc hanges, 350 people are g oing to lose their jobs b ecause one guy doesnt know what he is doing. W i thin a month we r e placed Al and his entir e manage m ent team, with Richard Sterling and a new set of managers. Richard was a terrific leader/manager who understood people, production, quality and costs. Immediately the situation changed and morale improved, even at the hourly l evel. The vote went 5 to 1 against the union, and productivity went up over 25 percent the first year. Peanut high-fived me when I came to a plant party after the vote. W hen things are going poorly, it is sometimes diffic ult to discern the exact reasons or solutions. Unfortunately, things dont turn around by themselves and my experience is that, whether its government, business or sports, the sold iers, workers and players are usually not the issue. In a ddition, many times the failing leader is a good person who was a star in a non-leadership role. However, the transition from executing to leading is one of the toughest. Losing breeds bad morale and people in a bad situation just want to keep their jobs, and while they may complain, they wont take risk. However, once the right l eader steps in, people will notice the difference and get o n board. So, when things are going b ad, dont waste too much time or money trying to find out why. Remember poor leadership, like bad morale or poor performance, is as ymptom. Bringing in a proven action-oriented leader w ho understands talent, has a plan, focuses and pays attention to detail, will allow you to quickly understand the real problems and find the best solutions. Amelia Island resident H oward Pines has more than 3 0 years experience as CEO, c hairman and founder of BeamPines, a premier firm in the Executive Coaching busi ness. He also co-founded the BeamPines/Middlesex University Masters Program in Executive Coaching. Priort o that he served as Senior VP o f Human Resour ces for a F ortune 100 corporation. He is author of The Case for W a sting T i me and Other Management Her esies. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY O CTOBER 10, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Cooper Meyers Sales Dan Gamble Sales Manager *on select vehicles, minimum terms of 60 months. WAC. See dealer for details.Jon Altman Sales Harrison Crisp Sales Ryan Cramer SalesStacey GemberlingInternet Sales Manager Wayne Aflleje Sales2013 Chevrolet EquinoxN ADA Retail Price $23,100Keffer Clearance Price $21,550STK#4502A 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LSNADA Retail Price $9,150 Keffer Clearance Price $8,990STK#4553A 2013 Dodge Challenger Keffer Clearance Price $32,750S TK#3599 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUVN ADA Retail Price $32,025Keffer Clearance Price $30,600STK#4640A 2011 Dodge Durango NADA Retail Price$26,450 Keffer Clearance Price $23,450STK#4461A 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited NADA Retail Price $24,350 Keffer Clearance Price $24,200STK#4622A 2007 SaturnSky Convertible NADA Price $15,450 Keffer Clearance Price $12,995STK#4634A 2012JeepPatriot Latitude NADA Retail Price $17,150 Keffer Clearance Price $16,495STK#4634A 2004 Ford Explorer NADA Retail Price $6,625 Keffer Clearance Price $6990STK#4503A 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SNADA Retail Price $9,550Keffer Clearance Price $8,995STK#4623A 2005 Nissan Quest 3.5NADA Retail Price $6,850Kef fer Clearance Price $6,595STK#4525C 2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5LNADA Retail Price $15,775Keffer Clearance Price $14,992STK#A2715 2006 Ford Freestyle Limited NADA Retail Price $7,700 Keffer Clearance Price $ 7,495STK#4617A2009 Chrysler Town & CountryN ADA Retail Price $15,525 Keffer Clearance Price $14,450S TK#4366AA 2 011 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew N ADA Price $30,275 Keffer Clearance Price $29,500STK#4618A 2012 Dodge Charger SXT N ADA Retail $26,000 K e ffer Clearance Price $21,995STK#4462A2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 N ADA Retail Price $9,550 K effer Clearance Price $8,895STK#4623A 2011 Chrysler Town & CountryTouring N ADA Retail Price $22,250 Keffer Clearance Price $20,995STK#4636A 2 012 Buick Enclave Premium NADA Retail Price $35,700 Keffer Clearance Price $30,950S TK#5018B2011 Nissan Rogue SV NADA Price $16,725 K effer Clearance Price $16,455STK#5020A 2005 Ford Ranger XL NADA Price $8,825 Keffer Clearance Price $7,300STK#A2723 Rick Fergusson Sales Dan Bohannon Sales 2012 Chevrolet CamaroNADA Retail Price $29,225Keffer Clearance Price $28,995STK#4560A2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited SUVNADA Retail $17,995K effer Clearance Price $15,500STK#4505A2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-ClassNADA Retail $19,250Keffer Clearance Price $16,995STK#4575AN N O O W W O O P P E E N N ! CONSTRUCTION SALEGOING ON NOW B R I N G I N T H I S A D F O R A N A D D I T I O N A L$5 0 0O F F** M u s t p r e s e n t c o u p o n u p o n a r r i v a l S S T T I I L L L L O O P P E E N N D D U U R R I I N N G G C C O O N N S S T T U U C C T T I I O O N N SENIORSLEARN MORE ABOUT MEDICARESUPPLEMENTS HOME CARE OPTIONSAMELIA ISLAND LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMOCTOBER 15, 5 PM OCTOBER 15, 5 PMAMERICAN BEACH COMMUNITY CENTER 1600 Julia Street For more information or to RSVP Contact ANGEL WATCH-491-3222 or SHELLYANDERSON-556-6234 It starts at the top Warren Buffets Berkshire Hathaway empire last Thursday announced the agreement to purchase the Van Tuyl auto g roup. The 62-year-old Van Tuyl organization has 78 locat ions in 10 states, doing $8 billion in annual revenue. It is t he fifth largest dealer group in the U.S., and was the largest privately held group. The deal is due to close in the first quarter of 2015, which e veryone believes it will. Writing this column causes a reflection of what is important week to week. Warren B uffet getting in the car business made this week an easy choice. His Berkshire Hathaway brand is appearing more prominently in the nami ng of his holdings; Berkshire Hathaway Realty, Berkshire H athaway Energy, Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Speciali sts, and now Berkshire Hathaway Automotive. His philosophy is to invest forever. Notwithstanding his age, it is hard to critique the second r ichest man in America. With his entry into the auto retaili ng business, he is quoted as saying, Weve got the capital, s o we are off to the races. They will be buyers of dealer-s hips at a time when the price to buy a dealership reflects a couple good y ears. He is confident in t he demand and ongoing v iability of franchised dealerships. In a way, it is reassuri ng to have him enter t he market as an owner. His track record has been so g ood for so long, and who doesnt find him appealing and folksy? The underlying reality is that more individually owned dealerships are going t o be part of someones dealer group. You may be choosing b etween an AutoNation, Berkshire Hathaway, CarMax, S onic, Hendrick or other affiliated dealership in the future. The Clark, Anderson, Keffer choices in our county are going to be a rarity, probably a lready are. Consolidation is the way of the world, and Mr. B uffets entry in the business ensures a lot more of the s ame. I lived in North Carolina w hen Wachovia, First Union and North Carolina National Bank (Nations Banke in a competition to acquire banks and were successful. T he national and regional dealer groups are a very s trong bunch of businesspeople, and will compete with B erkshire Hathaway, as they have been doing among themselves for years. What does it mean for the consumer? Will less owners c reate less competition or will operating efficiencies of deale r groups prove beneficial at the dealership level? One c ould argue either point. There will be fewer, bigger dealerships, operated by a shrinking amount of ownership. Nassau County is big e nough to warrant its existing dealers and not big enough to f it the model of most dealer groups. We may see minimal i mpact from national trends. Shoppers will find good inventories, with 2015s in stock and closeout deals on 2014s. Take advantage. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and opera tes Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites quest ions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. Buffet enters auto arena COACHS CORNER Howard Pines K EFFER C ORNER RickKeffer


TAMPA With three out of four drivers believing that hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn that these popular new vehicle features may actually i ncrease mental distraction, according to new research by the AAA Founda-tion for Traffic S afety. This research can serve as guidance to manu facturers who increasingly market hands-free systems as safety features. The good news for consumers is that it is possible to design handsfree technologies that are less cognitively distracting, according to the research. T he results, which build on the first phase of the foundations research conducted last year, s uggest that developers can improve the safety of their products by making them less complicated,m ore accurate and generally easier to use a point AAA hopes to use in working with manuf acturers to make hands-free technologies as safe as possible for consumers. While manufacturers continue their efforts to develop and refine systems that reduce distractions, AAA encourages drivers to minimize c ognitive distraction by limiting the use of most voice-based technologies. We already know that drivers can miss stop signs, pedestrians and other cars while using v oice technologies because their minds are not fully focused on the road ahead, said Bob Darbelnet, chief executive officer of AAA. We now understand that current shortcomings in these products, intended as safety features, may unintentionally cause greater levels of cognitive distraction. U sing instrumented test vehicles, heart-rate monitors and other equipment designed to measu re reaction times, Dr. David Strayer and researchers from the University of Utah evaluated a nd ranked common voice-activated interactions based on the level of cognitive distraction generated. The team used a five-category rating system, which they created in 2013, similar to that used for hurricanes. The results show: The accuracy of voice recognition software significantly influences the rate of distraction. S ystems with low accuracy and reliability generated a high level (category 3) of distraction. Composing text messages and emails using in-vehicle technologies (category 3) was more dist racting than using these systems to listen to messages (category 2). The quality of the systems voice had no impact on distraction levels listening to a natural or synthetic voice both rated as a category 2 l evel of distraction. The study also separately assessed Apples S iri (version iOS 7om Apple about Siris functionality at the time the r esearch was conducted. Researchers used the same metrics to measure a broader range of tasks including using social media, making calls and updating calendars. The research uncovered that handsand eyes-free use of Apples Siri generated a relatively high category 4 level of mental distraction. This is cause for concern given the popularity of the IPhone with drivers of all vehicle b rands, said John Pecchio, spokesman for AAA The Auto Club Group. AAA will continue to c ommunicate its research findings with Apple and featured automakers to help them reduce the cognitive workload associated with using their systems. To put all of this years findings in context, last y ears research revealed that listening to the radio rated as a category 1 distraction; talking on a hand-held or hands-free cell phone resulted in a category 2 distraction; and using an error-f ree speech-to-text system to listen to and compose emails or texts was a category 3 distract ion. echnologies used in the car that rely on voice communications may have unintended consequences that adversely affect road safety, said Peter Kissinger, president and CEO of the AAA F oundation for Traffic Safety. The level of distraction and the impact on safety can vary tremen-d ously based on the task or the system the driver is using. T o assess real-world impact, Dr. Joel Cooper with Precision Driving Research evaluated the two most common voice-based interactions in which drivers engage changing radio stations and voice dialing with the actual voice-activated systems found in six different automakers vehicles. On the five-point scale, Toyotas Entune s ystem garnered the lowest distraction ranking (at 1.7 b ook. In comparison, the Chevrolet MyLink resulted in a high level of cognitive distraction ( rating of 3.7). Other systems tested included the Hyundai Blue Link (rating 2.2ysler Uconnect (rating 2.7d SYNC with MyFord Touch (rating 3.0cedes COMAND (rating 3.1 It is clear that not all voice systems are created equal, and todays imperfect systems can lead t o driver distraction, continued Darbelnet. AAA is confident that it will be possible to make safers ystems in the future. 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C C o o n n s s u u m m e e r r c c o o n n f f i i d d e e n n c c e e ? ? T he concurrence of articles in t he Oct. 3 issue of the N ews-Leader w as striking to me. On page 5, one headline was Consumer confidence at post-recession high. In contrast, a front-page headline read Homeless students get help they need. On page 3, I r ead A hungry child cant learn and Working par-e nts cant afford health care. T he ar t icle on consumer confi d ence was based on a monthly survey, based for September 2014 on responses of 403 Floridians, of whom 97 live in North Florida and 109 live with annual incomes less than $40,000. Again in contrast, the staggering number of homeless chil-d ren reported by Angie McClellan w as 70,000 in Florida and 445 just in N assau County The statistic about childr en who are on the free or reduced lunch program in Nassau County is close to 50 percent, accor ding to Mar y Maguir e s article. As a physician with special interests in public health and providing quality health car e for all of Nassau C ounty r esidents, the statistics in t he ar t icle about working parents w er e ver y pr ovoking. A r epor t fr om the Urban Institute states that more than 800,000 Floridians do not qualify for publicly funded health cov erage or for coverage through the Affordable Care Act. In many of these families, with childr en cov e r ed by the Childr en s Health I nsurance Program, the parents are w orking in ser v ice industries that provide primarily low-wage jobs. One devastating featur e of this pictur e is that 17 per cent of uninsured parents reported having fair or poor health, with even more of them stat-i ng they had mental health conc erns. I believe that the right of access to quality health care belongs to each and every one of us, regardless of age, sex, cultural heritage or gender choice. My belief applies to persons with inherited conditions, disabilities and mental health and substance abuse problems. I think that no one in this rich country should be homeless or hungr y most especially no child! Well, we often hear, what can we do about all these thorny issues? We are blessed in this community to have nonprofit agencies working in collaboration to pr ovide crisis and charity care, such as food pantries and food drops, the interfaith dinner networks, emer gency r e ntal and utilities support. For homeless persons, we have an emergency shelter and a Day Dr op-in Center Bar nabas Health Ser vices pr ovides integrated h ealth care for physical, mental and d ental conditions for indigent persons without health insurance. Even more than charity care, however all communities in this country must make a formal effort to bring justice to all of our residents. We need to build and maintain community health centers withh ealth insurance that covers everyo ne. We need to build much more a ffordable housing. We need to provide access to foods that ar e nutri tionally sound. We need to provide a living wage to all workers. By achieving goals of improvement in these aspects of daily living, we may enable increased consumer confidence with no one left behind. Thomas C. Washburn, M.D. Fernandina Beach W W e e s s t t r r e e c c l l e e a a s s e e Honorable city commission, please consider the r enewal of the Westrec marina lease carefully. Before approval, it would be beneficial to understand the following: 1. ***Item E of the Recitals of the Marina Management Agreement states that the Citys intent in r etaining W estr ec is to have a vital, financially successful and s elf-supporting marina by increasing o verall net revenue to pay for all fixed and variable costs including annual debt service. Since the original agr eement was signed, this has never been fulfilled. 2. The new agreement [Section 6(a the Fixed Fee Component shalli ncrease annually, in amount equal t o the increase in the United States D epartment of Labor Consumer Price Index-Souther n Urban fr om the previous year, however the annual fee incr e ase shall not exceed six percent (6% 3. The agr eement [Section 4(c requires that all advertising and marketing costs shall be paid directly by the City, subject to the approved budget or any subsequent appr ovals. 4. The agreement [Section 4(d r equires that all repair, maintenance and improvement costs shall be paid dir ectly by the City subject to the approved marina budget or any subsequent approvals. 5. The agreement [Section 4(e states that the cost of Marina Personnel will be paid by the City to Westrec as invoiced monthly byW estr ec. 6. W estr ec only pays for a lease o f the dockhouse, but does not pay f or use of the old charter boat association office (which previously paid $10,000 annually to the city) nor the for mer administration office (located at the foot of Ash Street at the boat ramp). If the agreement with Westrec is to be renewed, these items (ando ther not herein mentioned) merit s erious reconsideration, as the conc essions and rebates are working to the disadvantage of the city As stated in the recitals, the entir e purpose of the agreement was, and still is, to bring Westrecs experience and exper tise to remedy the financial problems of the marina. To date, this goal has never been realized, and needs to be addressed before continuing with the status quo. It is incumbent upon the com mission and Westrec to honor the original intent of the agr eement. Coleman Langshaw Fer nandina Beach Editors note: Coleman Langshaw is former manager of the city marina. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Shannon Lane was grocery shopping in the Yulee Publix store one day last week w hen she heard a womans keening cries nearby. Turning around to look for the source o f it, she spied Latrease Terry holding her toddler, Jahree, convulsing in her arms. I mmediately forgetting about grocery shopping, Shannon, herself a mother of three, rushed to the pleading woman to see what she could do to help. And so did a whole bunch of other people. W ithin moments, the chill of the frozen food section thawed with the warmth and compass ion of other shoppers rushing to the scene. The stores emergency procedure system g eared up. The Publix pharmacist rushed in to help. Latrease gave her 20-month-old son some medication earlier that day for the fever caused by his throat infection. She went to the P ublix pharmacy to drop off a prescription for him and walked around the store while she w aited for it to be filled. Without warning, Jahrees fever came back again with a v engeance, triggering the convulsion. Being CPR trained, Shannon Lane began running the steps of CPR for a child through her head as she hastened to Latrease Terry and her stricken child. As soon as she got there, she r ealized that the baby wasnt in cardiac distress but was having some sort of seizure. O ther shoppers dropped what they were doing to help. One of them instructed L atrease to put her convulsing child on the floor and turn him on his side. Meanwhile, another shopper realized that Jahree was burning up and hurriedly gathered frozen food items to p ack around him in an attempt to quell the fire of h is fever. Someone yelled out for someone to call 911. P ublix workers assured everyone that EMS was on the way, even as Publixs emergency plan swung into action. Everybody pitched in a nd did what they could. Within a few moments of t he cold packages being placed around him, little J ahrees convulsions subsided and finally stopped. He opened his eyes, clearly afraid and his mom was in tears and shaking herself. Another shopper rubbed Latrease Terrys back and urged her to speak s oothingly to her baby to help calm his fears. An off-duty firefighter/paramedic who was in t he store learned what was going on and came to assess the situation, remaining with t he child and his mom until Fire Rescue arrived a few minutes later. An ambulance took little Jahree to Wolfson Childrens Hospital in Jacksonville. I spoke with Latrease today and she told me hes on t he mend. I could hear him laughing and playing in the background, just another nearly 2y ear-old who wont remember that day when he grows up. But I hope Latrease tells him a bout it when hes older and urges him to never forget it You ask why. Its very simple. What happened on Aisle 11 in the Yulee Publix grocery to a little boy convulsing in a seizure and his m om crying in terror was a test. Ever heard the radio and television emergency test a lerts? The ones with the urgent sounding voice that declares: This is a test of the emerg ency broadcast system. This is only a test. And then several moments of a high pitched racket ensues. That one? Well, this was a test, too. It was a test of the emergency human caring and compassion s ystem. The signal that triggered it was a young mothers anguished cries for someone t o help her stricken baby. It was an all hands effort and it worked. It went off without a h itch. And in the end, it had a happy ending. Its so easy to get caught up in the sturm und drang of our world, the hatefulness, fear and pain buffeting our ears, gouging our eyes and deadening our senses. Its easy to throw u p our hands and cry out in rage and frustration, Thats it! Theres no hope for humanity! W ere doomed! But are we really? Because wasnt this a p oignant display of the best face humanity has to display? A bunch of people in a grocery store men, women, young and old, people from all walks and stations in life, each of them stopping what theyre doing, shedding e verything but naked humanity and wading into the rescue. Folks, we dont need no stinki ng Superman. Weve got Super Humanity. So, the next time youre in the Publix store i n Yulee, look for the sign on Aisle 11: Random Acts of Kindness, Care and Humanity. Take some. Its free. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY O CTOBER 10, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HO W T O WRITE US Letters must include writers name (printed and signature), address and telephone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. 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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Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to the truth, integrity, quality and hard work. F OY R. M ALOY J R ., P UBLISHER M ICHAEL P ARNELL E DITOR M IKE H ANKINS A DVERTISING D IRECTOR R OBERT F IEGE P RODUCTION D IRECTOR B OB T IMPE C IRCULATION D IRECTOR A NGELINE M UDD B USINESS O FFICE M ANAGER S I P E RRY A S SISTANT E D ITOR B ETH J ONES S PORTS E DITOR D INK N E S MITH P RESIDENT T OM W OOD C HAIRMAN C OMMUNITY THANKS T T h h a a n n k k s s , S S o o n n n n y y s s O n behalf of the Everett P. Pope Detachment of the Marine Corps League, the Marine Corps Reserves and the Toys for Tots Foundation, I wish to thank Gale and Mickey Ulmer and all the volunteers who made Christmas in July a success. W ith their hard work and the generous d onations of the many who enjoyed a great m eal and good time at Sonnys, Toys for Tots r eceived over $2,300, which will go toward the purchase of toys for Nassau County childr e n. All donations to T o ys for T ots in Nassau County stay in Nassau County For more information you may call Allen and Car ol Elefterian at (904 at www .toysfor tots.or g. Paul Kicker, Commandant E verett P. Pope Detachment G G r r a a t t e e f f u u l l We, at Barnabas, want to say Thank You to each and every one of our volunteers along with the Blues Festival or ganizers and the community at lar ge for making the 2014 Blues Festival Food Drive for Bar nabas a success. This year, the community donated almost 4 65 pounds of food during the two-day drive. The Barnabas volunteers that helped with Friday night s pr e mium parking raised $1,000. We are truly grateful for our community a community of caring, committed citizens willing to do what they can to help others in need. Last year the Barnabas food pantry distributed over 143,000 pounds of food to indi v iduals and families in need more than a 50 percent increase from the previous year. Many of our Nassau County neighbors ar e food insecure meaning they dont know where their next nutritionally adequate meal is coming fr om. For mor e information regarding Barnabas Programs, please visit our website at Mar y Pitcher Community Relations Manager Barnabas Center B B l l u u e e s s F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l On behalf of the Blues Festival Committee, I would like to sincerely thank the News-Leader all of our sponsors and the hard work of our event volunteers for the gener ous par ticipation in our fourth annual event. W e wer e thrilled to have a successful fes tival again this year and we ar e proud to announce that we have reached our goal to allow a donation to our charitable organizations including the Barnabas Food Pantry, the Fernandina Beach High School Girls Soccer Team and the Fernandina Beach and Yulee High School music pr ograms. As a 501(cofit organization, we would have never achieved our goal without your suppor t and faith in our ability to make this fourth-year event successful. Thank you! We are looking forward to getting together, reviewing our notes and putting together an even better festival for our fifth year. Included in our ideas are ways to increase the exposur e we can of fer to our sponsors in addition to the print, radio and on-site publicity that was of fer ed this year. After putting our thoughts together over the coming months we will be eager to share with you our plans and lineup for 2015. We hope that you will join us again next year in par tnership as we put on an event that helps increase awareness for Amelia Island and its businesses while pr oviding an enjoyable musical expe rience. Thank you again to ever yone for your dedicated support. We would not have been able to do it without you! Jeff Malone, President Amelia Island Blues Festival CUP OF J OE J oe Palmer When ar e you going to take your family to Disney World? Every fall, my cousin and I watch football games in his man cave thats equipped with sports memorabilia, Xbox, a fully stocked bar and the cr own jewel, an HD 70-inch television. As a lifelong southerner who loves college football, this is nir vana. And for about five or six years, my cousin pops the Disney question. You see, I have a 10-year-old daughter whos never been to Disney World. The window is closing fast. A year or two ago, American Girl dolls traveled with us ever ywher e. Planning for a trip to the grandpar ents in Chattanooga was like or ganizing a busload of tourists. In our case, dolls and stuffed animals. These days, fewer and fewer American Girls dolls are joining us, and my cousin, who has an older daughter, has warned me that the Disney-princesses ar e not going to be as appealing come this fall and spring. I have nothing against Disney W orld or princesses, but this past summer my family decided to do something different. We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act by visiting the Citico Cr eek W ilder ness area in the Cherokee National Forest, near Tellico Plains, Tenn. W e traded castles and mouse ears for waterfalls, salamanders and darters. W e hiked into the Citico Wilderness, ending up at Falls Branch Falls, a spectacular roaring 70-foot waterfall. Nurse logs, moss, mushrooms and wildflowers abound. We also snorkeled in the wilderness-fed Citico Cr eek, donning wetsuits, floating and explor ing for hours in a rushing three-foot clean and clear str eam. I will never forget the moment my daughter grabbed my hand when she saw her first color ful darter a moment of joy and discovery we would experience a hundred times that morning and afternoon. For my entire family, the wilderness became our Magic Kingdom. Disney W orld in Florida and the W ilderness Act are about the same age. The Wilderness Act passed in 1964; after several years of development, Disney W orld opened in 1971. Both are uniquely American.W e all know the stor y of Disney but many of us do not know Americas wilderness story. Fifty years ago this year Congr ess passed and Pr esident L yndon Johnson signed into law The Wilderness Act of 1964. The act established the National Wilderness Preservation System and allowed Congr ess to per manently protect some of Americas most special and beautiful places as wilderness. T oday ther e ar e 757 distinct wilder ness areas located in 44 states and Puerto Rico, designated to pr eserve and protect wildlife and natural systems for hiking, camping, backpacking, picnicking, rock-climbing, hunting, fishing, kayaking and nature photography. These special places provide us clean air to br eathe and clean water to drink. Big Frog and Little Frog, Linville Gorge, Shining Rock, Cohutta, Sipsey and Shenandoah these are the special names of just a few of our souther n wildernesses. And there is one key difference between Disney World and these wilderness areas. Disney is owned by shareholders and is a multinational corporation. We all Americans own the wilder ness ar eas. It s all public land. It s our treasure, our inheritance. W e all have a stake in it. We are responsible for it, and future generations are counting on us to pass it down pr otected and preserved. In the age of Facebook and social media, my cousin has seen pictur es posted of my daughter standing beside waterfalls and big tr ees, in a wetsuit. He hasn t mentioned Disney this fall in the man cave. But weve talked about our Magic Kingdom Americas wilderness. In fact, Ive been saying, When ar e you going to take your family to the wilderness? Pat Byington is executive director of Wild South. Lear n mor e about W ild South at VIEWP OINT / P A T B YINGT ON / W ILD S OUTH Trading mouse ears for waterfalls and darters


C OMMUNITY CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F R IDAY O C TOBER 1 0, 2014 / N E WS L E ADER 8 A Queen crowned at First Missionary Baptist G o ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, t eaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. A nd lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. The Union Saint James Missionary Baptist Association began its 111th annual Session Monday and will continue through today. At First Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Anthony Q. R obinson is moderator, the Rev. Darien K. Bolden pastor. Theme was biblical l eadership. The womens department of the association with President Willie B. Garvin sponsored their annual Ms. Union Street James Queen contest, also at First Missionary Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. T hese are the contestants representing various churches in the association: S is. Lillian Kemp, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Palatka, the Rev. Tommy Rodgers, pastor; Sis. Laura Rhodes, First Baptist Church of Yulee, Rev. William Goode, pastor; Sis. Maybelle Kirkland-Brown, First Missionary Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, the R ev. Darien Bolden, pastor; Sis. Eloise Lewis, Greater Shiloh Missionary, Baptist Church, Palatka, moderator, the Rev. Anthony Robinson, pastor; Sis. Julia Howell, Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Jacksonville, the Rev. Brian Campbell, pastor; Sis. A manda Robinson, New First Corinth Baptist Church, Jacksonville, the Rev. Louis C. Parker, pastor; Sis. Katie Turner, St. James Missionary Baptist Church, Bunnell, the Rev. P atrick Wilkerson, pastor. Each contestant was presented by their First Ladies and escorted by their pastors. These gorgeous women, known as seniors, first modeled church attire and then formal wear, and what a beautiful sight they were. During the pageant cere mony, Sis. Renee Bolden, presided; Darien Bolden, Jr., soloist; Pastor Patrick Wilkerson gave the invocation; and First Vice-President Sis. Daina Davis gave the welcome and occasion. The contestants talked about their favorite scripture or song. The crowning of Ms. Union St. James was done by First Lady of Florida General Baptist C onvention, First Lady Shelia Sampson. Each pastor had bragging rights, butP astor Bolden said to the others, I w ont have you come into my house and c rown someone else as queen. S o with lots of work from the contestants supported by their churches, family and friends, these were the final results: Sis. Laura Rhodes, First Baptist, Y ulee, third place; Sis. Lillian Kemp, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Palatka, second place. When all was said and done, Pastor Bolden received top bragging rights with the crowning of Sis. Maybelle Kirkland-Brown, First Missionary Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach as Ms. Union St. James Queen. T hanks to all her supporters. 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Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?Matthew 6:25 If clothes make the man, then it's also true that clothes can unmake the man (or woman certainly lead to their financial ruin. Clothing can be expensive, but a simple wardrobe doesn't have to put you in the poorhouse, and your wardrobe can be designed to make the decision of what to wear incredibly simple. If all you own are a few pairs of pants and some gray and black T-shirts, there isn't much to decide: gray or black? People who are trying to live full lives and help solve serious problems usually have simple wardrobes which make getting dressed the easiest part of their day. Uniforms, whether of the standard military variety, or the unwritten dress code "uniform" which most professions have, are usually both functional and designed to free the person for more important tasks than getting dressed. Shopping at secondhand stores or wearing "hand-me-downs" allows us to have decent clothes without going into debt and to simplify our life in the process. Washing our clothes can be simplified too. A teaspoon or two of dishwashing liquid makes a perfectly good clothes detergent. God has more important things for us to do than to fuss and worryabout our clothes. Christopher Simon Simplify Your Wardrobe Low vision support group at COA J EFF MCDOWELL For the News-Leader Among the many challenges that people face as they age is a loss ofv ision. Known as Age Related Macular D egeneration, or AMG, this condition is t he number one cause of blindness a mong senior citizens. While all ager elated vision loss isnt due to AMG, it can impact the severity of normal agerelated vision loss. To learn all the facts about, and coping strategies to deal with AMG, the public is invited to attend a meeting of the newly for med Low V ision Suppor t G r oup. This group will meet monthly at N assau County s Council on Aging S enior Center from 9-10:30 a.m. The next meeting is Friday, Oct. 24. The featur ed speaker for this gr o up is Dr. John McClaine, board certified optometric physician with Fernandina Beach Coastal V ision Center The facilitator for the gr oup is Amy Car mego. T he take-away from this support g r oup s meetings is the knowledge t hat seniors who suffer from AMG can continue to live full and independent lives. It is impor tant to learn all there is to know about this condition and then investigate the many availabler esour ces to help seniors and their car e takers cope with the disease and its e ffects. T his gr oup was for med by local sen i or and NCCOA member Nor m a Butler who visits the Senior Center, located acr oss the street from Baptist Medical, thr ee times a week. She has lived with AMG for the past seven years. She wants to share with others how she copes with her low vision. NCCOAs Low Vision Support G roup members will have the opportunity to talk with others and shar e their common concerns, listen to guest speakers, lear n about new technologies and possibly enjoy gr oup outings, said F rances Bar telt, NCCOAs volunteer c oor dinator T he Council on Aging is a 501(c3 n onpr ofit agency that delivers ser vices to Nassau County seniors in five categories including Meals on Wheels, COA Transportation, In-Home Care and Adult Day Health Car e, while operating two senior r ecreation centers. I t is par tially funded by government g rants and donations fr om private indiv iduals. J ef f McDowell is marketing manager for the Nassau County Council on Aging. SUBMITTED Local senior Norma Butler has suffered from Age Related Macular Degeneration for seven years and she doesnt let the condition slow her down. She helped for m the Low V ision Suppor t Group to help other seniors with the condition to live full and independent lives while adapting coping strategies. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History on Friday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. as special guest Brendan Burke delivers a presentation on Floridas Shrimping Fleet. During the early 20th century, a new type of boat was bor n in Nor theast Florida. Forged from Greek, Italian, Norwegian, African-American and native Floridian hands, the Florida-style trawler became one of the most important boats in the history of the state. Fr om 1919 until the mid-1980s, Florida supplied the world with shrimp trawlers and commercial fishing boats of all types. Northeast Florida was alive with the buzz of saws and the banging of hammers and the enterprise gr ew into a multi-billion dollar industry that contributed to over 23 foreign fishing fleets. Ultimately Florida would be r esponsible for the largest purpose-built wooden fishing fleet ever assembled. This presentation brings together stories, pic tures, and the people from the halcyon days of catching shrimp and building boats in the Sunshine State. This program is free and open to the public, made possible by the Florida Humanities Council s Speakers Bur eau Program. The Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 South Third St., Fer nandina Beach. For infor mation contact 261-7378 or visit Museum to host program on shrimping fleet T he American Cancer Societys Relay for Life of Fernandina Beach/Yulee is again joining forces with the Nassau Humane Society toh elp both groups missions saving lives, both human and a nimal. T he 4th Annual Splash B ash party begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Nassau Humane Society Dog Park, on Airpor t Road acr o ss the str eet fr om the Fernandina Beach airport. Admission is free and a ppetizers, beer and wine will b e available. Live enter tain m ent by Ronnie Stoots. Tickets are $10 each for a chance to win in the night s big event, which will be at the D og Parks swimming pool. Each ticket will be numbered, and tennis balls with corresponding numbers will be plunked into the pool. O ur adorable Katy will be back again, and she will r etrieve five balls this year. T he holders of the winning t ickets will receive $100 each. The remaining proceeds will benefit the Nassau Humane Society and Fer nandina Beach/Y ulee Relay for Life. Tickets are on sale now at Second Chance Store, NHSD og Park or www.nassauhum anesociety .com. P lease note: Insurance prohibits dogs at social events. Call 491-1511 with any ques tions. SUBMITTED Katy the golden retriever selects numbered tennis balls from the Nassau Humane Society Dog Park pool at last years Splash Bash to benefit the shelter as well as the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. This years bash is set for Oct. 18. plash Bash set for Oct. 18 P P u u m m p p k k i i n n p p a a t t c c h h Come out to the Pumpkin Patch! The Pumpkin Patch is sponsor ed by the par tnership o f thr ee United Methodist Churches: Franklintown, Memorial and T r inity of Fer nandina Beach. The Pumpkin Patch is a fundraiser, with proceeds going towards each churchs missionary programs. Churches, schools, daycar e centers and y outh organizations may bring their children to take pictures and hear pumpkin storytelling. The patch is open from 11 a.m.7 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Oct. 25, at the corner of Eighth and Ash str eets, at Trinity UMC. There are pumpkins of all sizes and col ors. Look for the signs. For information contact PastorT if fany McCall at 277-2726 or find them on Facebook at Franklintown UMC. S S t t o o r r y y t t i i m m e e Infants, toddlers, pr eschoolers and their car e givers are invited to a Halloween-themed story time at The Book Loft, 214 Centr e St., on Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. This month, the gr oup will read a Little Witch book and create a special Halloween craft, as well as doing a lot of movement activities. W ear your Halloween costumes if you like. Call 261-8991 for infor mation. C C i i t t y y c c a a r r n n i i v v a a l l The annual city of Fernandina Beach Halloween Carnival takes place at the Atlantic Recr eation Center fr om 5:308 p.m. Oct. 18. Bring the kids in their costumes and let them enjoy our ghoulishly fun carnival style games. There will also be a hayride, performances by Kinder Studios, cakewalks, face painting, concessions and more. Admission is fr ee and game tickets ate 25 cents. For information call Jay Rober tson, Parks and Recr eation manager at 310-3361. 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 entir e family and enjoy an evening of food, games, prizes and activities. All the games ar e fr ee and hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks will be offered at low prices. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the church food pantr y Adults must accompany children under 1 8. Springhill Baptist Chur c h is located at 941017 Old Nassauville Road, Fernandina Beach. Call 261-4741 for infor mation. 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, 9 6125 Blackrock Road, Yulee, w ill 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; 5under, 6-10 and 11-15 with categories of Scariest, Funniest and Best Overall. The StayN Connected Bar n and animals w ill be in full decor Reservat ions appreciated. Call 3229739 to learn more. Visit F F a a l l l l f f e e s s t t i i v v a a l l Community Baptist Church at 85326 Winona Bayview Road in Yulee will host a free Fall Festival from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 25. Enjoy free food including hot dogs, drinks, chips and candy, free games, prizes and free hayrides. Raf fle tickets will be on sale for new homemade afghans, quilts, etc. The Country Store has new and used and handcrafted items at the cheapest prices around. Come join the fun! Ever yone is welcome. Phone 225-0809. 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 The Womans Club of Fernandina Beach will host its annual Halloween Lunch/ Car d/Game Par ty on Oct. 30 at the clubhouse, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. Any game can be played: car ds, mahjongg, chess, scrabble, checkers, dominos you get the idea! Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $15. Costumes welcomed. Contact Joanne Helenbr ook at 277-8244 or OUT OF TOWN F F o o r r l l o o v v e e o o f f p p e e t t s s A Halloween par ty for adults to benefit the Love of Pets is Oct. 17 fr om 7:30 p.m. to midnight at 821 Riverview Drive East. Admission of $15 includes food, entertainment, dancing and a complimentar y drink. Costumes encouraged. T ickets ar e available at Once Upon A Bookseller Cedar Oak Caf and Bulldog Liquors in St. Marys, Ga., or at the door. Call (912 0840 for details. The Love of Pets is a 501(c ganization and the only local no-kill animal shelter in St. Mar ys.


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Patricia Mancuso, Erie, Pa. Wetlands include swamps, m arshes, bogs, riverbanks, mangroves, floodplains, rice f ields and anywhere else, according to the U.S.E nvironmental Protection Agency (EPA), that saturation w ith water is the dominant factor determining the nature of soil development and the t ypes of plant and animal communities there. They are w idespread in every country and on every continent e xcept Antarctica. If all the worlds wetlands were put together, they would take up an area one-third larger than the United States. E nvironmentalists, biologists and others concerned a bout the health of the planet and its inhabitants recognize t he key role wetlands play in life on Earth. The EPA points out that, besides containing a disproportionately high number of plant and animal species compared to other land forms, wetlands serve a variety of ecological services including feeding downstream waters, trapping floodw aters, recharging groundwater supplies, removing pollution and providing fish and wildlife habitat. Wetlands can also be key drivers of local economies, given their importance to agriculture, recrea tion and fishing. According to Wetlands I nternational, a global nonprofit dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands around the world, w etlands are on the frontl ine as development press ures increase everywhere. Wetlands are vulnerable to over-exploitation due to their abundance of fish, fuel and water, reports the group, which works on the ground in 18 countries to educate the public and policymakers a bout the health of local wetlands and to advocate for bett er policies. When they are viewed as unproductive or marginal lands, wetlands are targeted for drainage and conv ersion. The rate of loss and deter ioration of wetlands is accele rating in all regions of the world, the group adds. The pressure on wetlands is likely to intensify in the coming decades due to increased global demand for land and water, as well as climate c hange. The widespread expansion o f development in the U.S. in recent decades has brought the issue of wetlands loss to the forefront of debates on z oning and land use planning. O ne of the key and underlyi ng issues is concern about e ndangered species: More than a third of species on the U.S. Endangered Species List live only in wetlands and almost half use them at some time during their lifecycles. While the issue lingers on i n municipal planning meetings around the country, the f ederal government does what it can to protect wetlands. It does so through regulations spelled out in the C lean Water Act, which i nclude providing tax incent ives for selling or giving wetl ands to land trusts or other conservation groups, via cooperative efforts with state and local entities, and by acquiring wetlands outright to a dd acreage to public lands systems. And several states h ave passed laws to regulate activities in wetlands, andm any municipalities include wetlands conservation in t heir development permitting and zoning processes. Readers can do their part b y staying current on local zoning laws, keeping an eye o n local wetlands and speaking up if something looks a miss. Potential problems are much easier to resolve early on than after damage is done, so speaking up soon can often lead to more successful and l ess contentious outcomes. CONTACTS: EPA W etlands, type/wetlands/; Wetlands I nternational, www.wet EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www. Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine. com. ISTOCK PHOTO Frogs depend on wetlands for survival. Legislative Delegation plans m e eting Dec. 4 State Rep. Janet H. Adkins, chair of the Nassau County Legislative Delegation, announces the or ganizational meeting to elect the 2015 delegation chair, and the general legislative hearing of the Nassau County Legislative Delegation. The meeting will be on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Nassau County Commission Chambers located within the James S. Page Gover nmental Complex at 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee. Interested citizens wishing to be placed on the agenda for the Dec. 4 public hearing are asked to contact Adkins office at 491-3664 prior to close of busi ness Friday, Nov. 14. Local bill infor mation and procedures are also available at www under the Refer ence Materials Section. All material or handouts for this meeting should be delivered to Adkins office no later than Nov. 17. The office is at 905 S. Eighth St., Fer nandina Beach. For additional infor mation, contact Jim Adams at Adkins office at 491-3664 or by email at All Nassau County Legislative Delegation meetings ar e open to the public. S ocial Security returns to mail JASON ALDERMAN For the News-Leader C all it a paperless experim ent that didnt quite pan out. In 2011, a budget-strapped Social Security Administration (SSA stopped mailing annual benefit statements to workers over 25 in or der to save $70 million on annual printing and mailing c osts. I n r etur n, the agency launche d the my Social Security online tool that allows 24/7 access to your statement, as well as other helpful information. (Y our statement shows a com plete r ecor d of your taxable earnings as well as estimated r etir ement, disability and sur v ivor benefits.) A lthough more than 13 mill ion people have opened accounts, thats only about 6 percent of the American workfor ce. W ith millions of Baby Boomers at or appr oaching retirement age, Congress was justifiably concer ned that not e nough people wer e accessing t his critical r e tir ement-planning t ool. Thats why SSA has resumed mailing paper statements every five years to workers fr om ages 25 to 60, pr ovided they havent already signed up for online statements. The expectation is t hat more people will migrate t o electr onic services over time, a s Social Security continues to c lose field of fices and r educe in-office paperwork services thanks to years of funding cut backs. The paper statements are a good first step, but creating an online account allows you to log in anytime and: Estimate retirement, disability and sur vivor benefits available to you under different work, ear nings and r etir ementage scenarios. Estimate benefits for which your family would be eligible when you receive Social Security or die. View a list of your lifetime ear nings to date, accor ding to the agencys records. See the estimated Social Security and Medicar e taxes youve paid over your working career. Find information about qualifying and signing up for M edicare. Review topics to consider if youre 55 or older and thinking about retiring. Read general information a bout Social Security. Access calculators to esti m ate your projected benefits under different scenarios. Apply online for r e tir e ment and disability benefits. Access a printable version of your Social Security statement. T o create an online account, g o to the my Social Security w ebsite ( You must have a valid email addr e ss, Social Security number U.S. mailing addr e ss and be at least age 18. Youll need to verify your identity by providing personal information and answering questions whose answers onlyy ou should know. Social Security contracts with Experian to design these questions based on the cr edit bur e aus records. (Note: If youve got a secu rity freeze or fraud alert on your Experian cr edit report, youll either have to temporarilyr emove it or visit your local Social Security office with proof of identity to open an online account.) Once your identity has been verified, you can create a password-protected account. Social Security emphasizes that you may sign into or create an account to access only your own infor mation. Unauthorized use could subject you to criminal and/or civil penalties. Review your statement at least annually to ensure the information on file for you is correct for example, your yearly taxable earnings. Otherwise, when Social Security calculates your benefits at r etir ement, dis ability or death, you could be shortchanged; or, if your earnings wer e over-reported, you could end up owing the government money. If you do find errors, call 800772-1213, or visit your local office. Youll need copies of yourW -2 for m or tax r etur n for any impacted years. Jason Alderman directs Visa financial education pr ograms.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, OCTOBER10, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A The Nassau Sport Fishing Association's 28th annual Tr out Tournament will be held November 7-8. The final r egistration and the mandatory captain's meeting will be held at Tiger Point Marina Nov. 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. Check-out will be from Fernandina Harbor Marina Nov. 8 from safe light to 8 a.m. The weigh-in will be at the Tiger Point Marina on Egans Creek. The weigh-in line opens at 3:30 p.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. The awards dinner will also be held at Tiger Point Marina Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. There are three prize categories that will pay three places first ($575), second ($300) and third ($150). Largest trout, aggregate (three trout) and slam (redfish, trout and flounder). There will also be a trout lady angler award (17 and up) first place, $150; second, $50 The youth category is for kids 16 years old and under and will pay prizes and award trophies for first ($100), second ($80), third ($70), fourth ($50), fifth (rod and reel). All prize money is based on 38 entries and will be adjusted up or down, if necessary. Register online at All major credit cards are accepted. Manual r egistration forms are available and can be returned to Atlantic Seafood (city boat ramp), Leaders & Sinkers (Egans Creek Marina) or Amelia Island Bait & Tackle (1925 S. 14th St.) or turned in at the captain's meeting. They are also available on the web site at The tournament director this year is Marvin Leininger. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote salt water 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. For information contact John Hartrich, NSFA president, at 206-0817 or email The NSFA holds monthly business meetings on the second Wednesday at Kraft Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer T rail, Fernandina Beach. The social get-togethers are held on the fourth Wednesday.Tr out t ourney Nov. 7-8 Special Olympics Florida held its annual 2014 state aquatic competition Saturday and Sunday at the North Regional Park and Aquatic Center in Sebastian. W ith more than 300 swimmers in attendance, Nassau County was respectably repr esented by seven of its very best Special Olympic swimmers. Nassau County athletes were Dillan Clements, Kristopher Mitchell, Joseph Sheperis, Zachary Strickland, Jamie T anner, Stephanie Willaford and Vincent Wolski. Long pool competition was held Saturday with Clements and Mitchell competing in the 50-meter freestyle and backstroke. Clements and Mitchell were awarded third and sixth place in the freestyle division with finishing times of 44.40 and 50.80 seconds, r espectively. Mitchell and Clements both finished the backstroke with a silver medal in their divisions with event times of 53.40 and 55.25 seconds, r espectively. The 25-meter competition was held Sunday with all r emaining Nassau County athletes competing. In the ladies freestyle division, Stephanie Willaford and Jamie Tanner were very close with just 0.50 seconds separating their thirdand fourthplace finishes. The ladies r epeated it all over again in the 25-meter backstroke with just 0.70 seconds separating W illaford's third-place finish to Tanner's fifth place. In the men's 25-meter freestyle division, Sheperis, Strickland and Wolski represented Nassau County with a gold and two silver medal finishes, respectively. Sheperis took gold in the 25-meter backstroke with Strickland and Wolski finishing with a second and fourth place. Additional Nassau County delegates in attendance included head coach Matthew Bellar and assistant coaches Donna Gray and Kirk Mitchell. Tom Christenson, Special Olympics Nassau County director, was also present and served as the contingent's head delegate. "These swimmers were committed to regular attendance at practice and it was clearly evident through their performance at the county, area and state competition," Bellar said. Nassau County SpecialSUBMITTEDPost-competition the Nassau Special Olympic swim team, which includes, front row from left, Jamie Tanner, Vincent W olski and Zachary Strickland; back row, Dillan Clements, Stephanie Willaford, Kristopher Mitchell and Joseph Sheperis. Special Olympic athletes c ompete in aquatic gamesOlympics provides support, sponsorship, training and competition in track and field (athletics), aquatics, surfing and bowling to individuals with intellectual disabilities. And the program continues to grow with the introduction of basketball skills training beginning Nov. 7 at the 6 p.m. at the McArthur Family YMCA. Anyone interested in participating in as an athlete, volunteer or coach, should contact MoRonica Ravenell at (904) 557-8309. PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThe Yulee Middle School football team hosted Bolles Tuesday night for homecoming. The YMS Hornets collected another victory on the season, beating the Bulldogs 22-8. Yulee led 22-0 at halftime. Antwuan Alexander, left, is gang tackled by a host of Bolles defenders. Jordan Richo, below center, led the offense with 143 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns. Chase Crider, right, caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Jaxon Crosby, below right. The Hornets had 282 yards of offense. "We did an outstanding job on defense shutting them out the first half," YMS Coach Shaun Forbes said. The Hornets cap the season Oct. 21 in Callahan. Fernandina Beach Middle School also held its homecoming Tuesday. Photos, 11A.HORNET HOMECOMING


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, OCTOBER10, 2014 SPORTS News-LeaderYULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football 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. 16BISHOPKENNY6:00 Oct. 23at Fernandina Beach6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Oct. 10WESTNASSAU(HC)7:00 Oct. 17at Taylor County*7:30 Oct. 31MADISON*7:00 *District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country Oct. 18AMELIAINVITATIONAL8:00 Oct. 22District 3-2A Nov. 6Region 1-2 at Pensacola Nov. 15State 2Aat Tallahassee FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Oct. 16at Hilliard6:00 Oct. 23YULEE6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Boys Golf Oct. 13DISTRICT9:00 Oct. 21Regional Nov. 3-5State FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V olleyball 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 FERNANDINABEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Oct. 14at Episcopal6:00 Oct. 22at Bolles5:00 YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Oct. 21at Callahan5:00 2014 SCHEDULES SPORTS SHORTS 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 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.YuleeBasketball. org. All athletes must register online no later than Nov. 7. A mandatory tryout/skills assessment is Nov. 9 (10U 13 p.m.) (12U 2-4 p.m.) (15U 35 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 Y 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 Yulee. 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 two-person team for $300. Sponsorships are available. For information or to sign up, contact Larry Boatwright at 548-4027 or email at H a a l l l l o o f f F F a a m m e e i i n n d d u u c c t t e e e e s sUniversity of Georgia legends Pat Dye and Ben Zambiasi and University of Florida legends Louis Oliver and James Bates will be inducted into the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame Oct. 31 at EverBank Field. The honorees will be in attendance at the Merrill L ynch-Bank of America Hall of Fame Luncheon presented by Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Oct. 31 in the West Club at Ever Bank Field. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $60 and table sponsorships are available for $600. The deadline to order tickets and sponsorships is Oct. 24. The ceremony celebrates the many talents and careers of the stars of this legendary rivalry. Past inductees are showcased in the Hall of Fame, located in the lobby of the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The annual GeorgiaFlorida game will be played Nov. 1 at EverBank Field.S S p p o o r r t t s s a a s s s s o o c c i i a a t t i i o o n nNassau County Sports Association meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609.S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s sThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at T en Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. 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 one-hour practice and one-hour game each week. Coaches use practices and games to teach and build basketball skills while making sure the kids have fun. Kids will also learn teamwork and build self-esteem in the basketball leagues and kids basketball camps, making for a positive sports experience. Deadline for registration is Nov. 22. This year, basketball shorts and cheerleading mock turtlenecks are included at no additional cost. Early registration (before Oct. 30) is $75. After Oct. 30, the fee is $90. First Baptist, Fernandina is located at 1600 S. Eighth St. V isit http://Upward.FBFirst. com or drop by the church office during regular business hours and pick up a registration form.B B a a s s s s m m a a s s t t e e r r s s m m e e e e t tNassau Bassmasters, associated with the Florida Bass Federation, the Bass Federation and the FLW, meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Pig Bar-BQue restaurant in Callahan at 7 p.m. Membership into the club is open to anyone 16 and older. Call Bob Schlag at (912) 729-2282 in Kingsland, Aaron Bell at (904) 545-5092 in Callahan or Tim McCoy at 261-3735 in Fernandina Beach for information.N N S S F F A A m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s sThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association holds its monthly business meetings on the second Wednesday at Kraft T en Acres, 961023 Buccaneer T rail, Fernandina Beach. The social get-togethers are held on the fourth Wednesday. Additional information, directions and reservations are available on the NSFA website 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 206-0817 or email A u u x x i i l l i i a a r r y y m m e e e e t t s sU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Amelia Island Flotilla 141, meets the first Thursday in the Amelia Island Lighthouse Cottage, located on O’Hagan Lane on Lighthouse Circle. Call 261-1889 for information.O O r r g g a a n n i i z z e e d d b b i i k k e e r r i i d d e e s sThere are organized bicycle rides Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach. Park near the miniature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders of A(18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the group) all participate. The ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops along the way and loops back to the starting point at around 10 miles before continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the route. Anyone who joins the group will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. There is also a regular ride Mondays for experienced road cyclists starting at 9 a.m. at various locations on Amelia Island and in Nassau County. The starting points and distances for these rides will be announced. Helmets and a bicycle in good working condition are mandatory. Call 2615160 or visit www., www.sports. com/group/ sriders or www. PIRATE HOMECOMING PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThe Fernandina Beach Middle School hosted Baker County Tuesday for homecoming. The home team didn't fare well, falling 52-13 to the visitors. The FBMS Pirates head to Episcopal Tuesday. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Kyle Lee carries the ball for the FBMS Pirates, above left. Declan McCabe at quarterback, above. Nick V anlennep with a kickoff return, far left, and a tackle, left.


12A F RIDAY O CTOBER 10, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Authentic Thai cuisine comes to Yulee H EATHER A. PERRY News-Leader P P etty Officer Josh Woodard and his wife Wilasinee are owners of Ahan Thai Kitchen, located in the Goodwill shopping center across from L owes in Yulee. Ahan means food in the Thai lang uage. Joined by Wilasinees brother, Pawee Wat, and sister-in-law Pikunin Inpuak, the restaurant is truly a family affair. A scrumptious shrimp dish, Ethans Gift, is named a fter the owners adorable 14month-old baby boy. We love the atmosphere and personality of the Fernandina/Amelia Island area. After talking to residents of the area about the previous restaurant closing, we knew it was important to everyone to k eep a Thai restaurant in the area, said Josh Woodard, w hose wife prepares authentic cuisine using her grandmothers recipes. The former attorney studied at the Bangkok Culinary Arts Academy in her nativec ountry and offers a variety of beef, chicken, pork and seafood dishes utilizing a diverse selection of curries, sauces and specialty items. S ome of the mor e popular d ishes are Tom Yam soup and P ad Thai for the casual Thai e ater. For the experienced Thai enthusiast, Khao Soi and Pad See Ew ar e favorites, said Wilasinee Woodard. Khao Soi is a spicy, creamy coconut cur ry noodle soup. Pad See Ew features flat, wider ice noodles stir-fried in soy s auce. Pad Thai is a very popular dish and Wilasinee prepares a delicious variety with rice noodles, shrimp and a tamarind sauce. Ther e ar e several options f or gluten fr ee and vegan dine rs, said the chef, who maint ains separate cookware for these dishes. Papaya and coconut milk are frequently used in Thai food and all dishes are prepared using only the freshest, quality ingr edients. D iners may finish their m eal with mango sticky rice, a t raditional Thai dish, Mango Moose Pie or other sweet selections. e offer an excellent selection of wines and craft b eers, which is a rarity among T hai restaurants, said W oodard. I make it a point to carry things that they dont have in grocery stores and really good beers that are hard to find. The inviting ambiance of the restaurant features beautiful representations of Thai cul-t ure including a lovely, almost l ife-size car ved statue of the d eity Mae Y a rnang that greets customers at the door. There is an exquisite tapestr y Thai pictures and a collection of Thai kick-boxing figures that please Pawee Wat, who practices the art. A collection of Czor Ou i nstr uments ador n the walls. That is part of my life. I played that instrument when I was in Thailand, saidW ilasinee. Josh is active duty military at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Originally from Fort Walton Beach, it was t here he met his future wife w hen she was part of a group o f visiting Thai college students sponsored by his cousins American-born Thai wife. I went to my cousins house for dinner and thats where we met. They were married in the U .S. in 2006 and had a wedd ing in Thailand last fall, r e maining there for several months to visit with W i lasinee s family Thai cooking enthusiasts will be pleased to learn Wilasinee plans to hold cooking classes once a month int he near future. C atering is of fer ed and the r estaurant is available for banquets or private parties. Ahan Thai is located at 474260 East SR 200. Phone 321-0255 or like them on Facebook at AhanThaiKitchenFernandina for drink specials and Chef C hoice entrees. PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER Pad Thai and Ethans Gift are two of the dishes prepared a t Ahan Thai, where guests may sample Thai beer, above. Below, Josh and Wilasinee Woodard. SUBMITTED Josh and Wilasinee Woodard and family members Pawee Wat and Pikunin Inpuak operate Ahan Thai restaurant in the Goodwill shopping center in Yulee, above. Below right, Chicken Satay is one of the delicious offerings at Ahan Thai. NL/PSA


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY O CTOBER 10 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 FAIR TRADE MARKET The Fair Trade Market returns to Fernandina on O ct 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 g if ts of b a sk e ts, pott ery, me tal craft, olive wood, scarves, jewelry, Christmas items, bags and more. Returning vendors include Creation of Hope (Haiti y aW orks (Guatemala), PAL (Bethlehem nativities), Rahabs Rope (India SERRV (int ernational). Ne w vendors are Si w ak Wood Crafts (Argentina), Koinonia Farms pecans, and Equal Exchange coffee and chocolate. All proceeds go directly to the farmers and artisans who create the products. Call 2611-0813. FALL PLANT SALE The Nassau County Ma s t er G ardener Fall Plant Sale is Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. until noon, with Master G ardener-pr op agat ed plants, se lect trees and shrubs, goodies for your garden, including custom-painted planters, and FNGLA Florida Plants of the Year. An added attraction is handp aint ed bee house s for sale by local artist Susan Sellner. All proceeds benefit the Nassau County Ma s t er G ardener pr og r am and their volunteer community projects. The sale takes place at the Demonstration Gardens at the James S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee. Call 879-1019. NAMI COMMUNITY DINNER The Nassau County affiliate of NAMI will hold its 10th annual Community A w arene ss and Fundraiser Dinner Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in Burns Hall of St. Peters Episc op al Chur ch, 801 Atlantic A ve. Applebees will provide a full-course meal. Enjoy silent and live auctions with state Sen. Aaron Bean as auctioneer. Guest speakers include Dr. Ann Grenadier of Biof eedb a ck Associates of Northeast Florida, peer advocate John Hardman and Shannon Padgett, Esq. T ick e ts are $20 at the door P r o ceeds will provide support to Nassau residents with a chronic mental health diagnosis. Call 277-1886, write to P.O. Box 16712 Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or email Chamber Music Fest announces lineup D ICK CINQUINA For the News-Leader Joshua Bell, universally acclaimed as one of the greatest violinists on the world stage today, will highlight a galaxy of international stars at the 14th season of the Amelia Island Chamber M usic Festival. The festivals opening performance on Nov. 7 will feature violin virtuoso Rachel Barton Pine in a program of Bach and Paganini. The 14th season will resume in late January and run through May with 15 more great performances, including that of Joshua Bell on March 1. The winter and spring concerts also will f eature such acclaimed artists as violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, the E roica Trio and the Dover String Quartet. On the lighter side, the K ruger Brothers will perform a hoedown of folk and Americana music. Christopher Rex, the festivals general and artistic director, said: We are genuinely excited about our 14th season, which encomp asses a Whos Who of internationally renowned artists. We are a ble to attract such elite musical talent, because the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is nationally recognized as one of the foremost musical events of its kind. P resenting a virtuoso of Joshua Bells stature fully attests to our f estivals position in the world of music. Our performances are h eld in intimate, historic venues on a beautiful barrier island in northeastern Florida, which only adds to the festivals appeal and luster. We look forward to still a nother memorable and successful season of wonderful music p erformed by some of the worlds greatest artists. T ickets for the Nov. 7 Rachel Barton Pine concert can be purchased now at www.aicmf.comor by calling 261-1779. Tickets for the winter and spring performance s will go on sale Jan. 2. Highlights of the festivals 14th s eason include: Rachel Barton Pine, Nov. 7 C elebrated as a great interpreter of classical works, she plays with passion and conviction across an extensive repertoire. Audiences are thrilled by her dazz ling technique, lustrous tone and infectious joy in music-making. Rachel Barton Pine really may be the most charismatic, the most v irtuosic, and the most comS UBMITTED Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell will headline 14th season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, which kicks off Nov. 7. DeMerles hit the ground running MICHAEL ROTHSCHILD F or the News-Leader Having just returned f rom fulfilling a lengthy c ruise contract in the Baltic S ea, Amelia Island Jazz Festival Artistic Director Les DeMerle and his wife, vocalist Bonnie Eisele, dispensed with any vacation days and plunged into their annual Jazz In The Schools programi n advance of the 2014 festiv al, which begins Sunday w ith a free concert in Amelia Park. e love going out and educating students of all ages about jazz, the tr uest American ar t for m, said DeMerle, who with Eisele will be making stops this week at, among others, theY ulee Middle School and the Fernandina Beach High and Middle Schools. After spending several months visiting p orts as varied as W arnemunde, Germany, R eykjavik, Iceland, and Copenhagen, Denmark, they are more than ready to put the island on jazz time. Its a terrific experience playing for folks from all over the world, he said, butg etting back to our home a nd preparing for the festival i s really the special highlight of every year for us. The festival starts with its traditional Amelia Park con cert Sunday featuring the highly regarded crack TGIF US Navy Band Southeastf rom 2-4 p.m. Bring your l awn chairs and blankets, D eMerle added, and well also have food and beverMake the past a holiday present Want a grand opening to your holiday season? Searching for a gift with flair? Seeking an experience tos hare with family and friends? T he Amelia Island Museum o f History has just the ticket. Mark your calendar now for the eighth annual Holiday Home T our Considered to be a premier event of the yuletide season, the Amelia IslandM useum Holiday Home Tour r uns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on F riday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6. Five vintage private r e sidences in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach, dressed in their holiday bestb y professional florists and d esigners, will be showcased. T his is the only time these properties are open for public peeking. Docents in period dress will tell the stories of each home and seasonalm usic will carry visitors back i n time. Fr ee trolley service t hroughout the day will transport guests to the homes and to the museum while cos tumed carolers and characters from Fernandinas color-f ul past return them to the V ictorian era. T ickets for the Holiday PHOTO COURTESY OF ELIZABETH WILKES PHOTOGRAPHY T he Railroad House, built circa 1857 at 15 N. Fourth St., and owned by Paula and L aneya W ar r en, will be featur ed in this year s Holiday Home T o ur along with four o ther vintage residences. SUBMITTED PHOTOS The Second Satur day Ar twalk this weekend will include photographs on metal by Sharon Haffey at the Island Ar t Association Galler y above; orig inal pastels by Linda Green, bottom left, at Gallery C; works by Casey Matthews of the Blue Door Galler y far left; and newly acquir ed paint ings from Durinda Cheek, above left, at Amelia SanJon Galler y G G a a l l l l e e r r y y C C G aller y C will host an exhibit of original pastels by artist Linda Green during the Second Satur d ay Ar t walk on Oct. 11 fr om 5-9 p.m. Join Gr e en in celebrating her one-year anniversar y at the galler y. Car ol Winner, artist and owner of Gallery C, will also have her paintings, jewelr y, m ixed media and handbags on view G aller y C is located at 218-B Ash St., up the painted stairs and is open every day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Wednesdays. Call 583-4676. B B l l u u e e D D o o o o r r a a r r t t i i s s t t s s Join the Blue Door Artists during the Second Saturday Artwalk, October 11, 5-8 p.m. The featur ed ar tist is Casey Matthews, who will be exhibiting brand new work, and celebrating 12 years in her studio. Casey creates rich paintings with multimedia surfaces that are both visually intriguing and full of energy. They incorporate expressive color, movement, and str ong elements of design. Fr om a dis SECOND SATURDAY ARTWALK AR T Continued on 4B JAZZ Continued on 4B T OUR Continued on 4B MUSIC Continued on 4B O FF & O N T HE I SLAND


2B F RIDAY O CTOBER 10, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK S PECIAL EVENTS T he sixth annual city of Fernandina Beach Butts and Brisket Competition will be held in Central Park, Fernandina Beach, from 11 a.m.4 p.m. Oct. 11. Dozens of the areas barbecue teams will put their pulled pork and brisket recipes to the test as t he battle it out to claim the title of Grand Champion. There will also be live music, college football showing, vendors, corn hole and kids activities. Community plates from all of the competing teams will be available for purchase for $10 beginning at noon. For i nformation contact Jay Robertson, Parks and Recreation manager, at 310-3361. The 17th annual Greek Festival, today through Oct. 12, will feature the stories, music, dance and food of the islands, the mountains and t he villages of Greece. Francis Field, 29 Castillo D rive, St. Augustine, will be transformed into a virtual Greek village with all its vibrant sights and sounds. H osted by Holy Trinity Greek O rthodox Church, the festival is today from 4-10 p.m., S aturday, 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 g alore and lots to explore. A dmission is $3 for adults and f ree for those 12 and under. Free admission for active military and their immediate family with ID. Call (904 or visit www.stauggreek B ig Red will serve prime r ib, garlic mashed potatoes a nd salad for a $14 dona tion tonight from 5:30-7 p.m. at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. Juna Amagara will a f undraising auction Oct. 11 f rom 7-9 p.m. at the Island A rt A ssociation Education Center 18 N. Second St., downtown Fernandina Beach. For information call 583-2176. Juna Amagara, which means saving lives, was founded in 2004 to help chil dren in Uganda who have b een orphaned by AIDS to b ecome productive members of society Juna A magara operates schools, clinics and homes in multiple locations in Southwest Uganda, serving the needs of children of all ages. V isit for more information. T he Men s Auxiliary of VFW Post 4351 will host a surf and turf dinner Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. for a $15 donation. Dinner will include steak, baked potato, corn on the cob and salad. Karaoke to follow with Eddie Carter. All memb ers and their guests are wel c ome. VFW Post 4351 is l ocated at 96086 Wade Place, under the Shave Bridge. For information call 432-8791. T he 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 Third and Cedar streets. Refreshments will be served. Davis, whose ancestors o perated 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 killed John Thomas by beating him with a club. The Amelia Island C hapter Daughters of the American Revolution will m eet Oct. 15 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. ViceR egent Cindy Glenn will present a program commemorating the 200th anniversary of the writing of The Star Spangled Banner. Sign-in b egins at 10 a.m. Reservations must be made w ith Janet Lukaszewicz at 386-5767 or email j On Oct. 16 the Amelia I sland Charity Group will h ost an informational meeting about the Navy Seal Foundation at The Amelia Island Club Long Point. Reception is from 5-7 p.m. and is open to the public. The Navy Seal Foundation pro-v ides assistance to the Naval Special Warfare Community a nd their families. Please RSVPto Joe Murphy, (904 2 06-3935 or or Larry Byrd at 753-0457 or The Southern Womens Show comes to the PrimeO sborn Convention Center i n Jacksonville Oct. 16-19. E njoy more than 400 exhibitors, from boutiques and jewelers to travel agents and health care professionals, recipes from Fresh from Florida and the Turning Leaf Refresh W ine exhibit. H ours are Thursday 10 a .m.-7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-8 p .m.; Saturday 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 participating Walgreens, $6 for ages 6-12 and free for children under 6( with paying adult). V alet parking will be avail a ble for $10 Friday and Saturday. For group discounts and information, call (800 849-0248 or visit www. Friends of Chef Thomas T olxdorf of The Ritz-Carlton, A melia Island, a re honoring h im with the C hef Thomas Food Fair at Intuition Ale W o rks in the Avondale area of Jacksonville, Oct. 17 from 6-9 p.m. His recent death by car accident was a great loss for the local community and extended family of restaurateurs. To raise money for his family during the difficult time, area restaurants will hold a food fair in front of the brewery. Tickets are $60, with kids u nder 12 admitted free. A s ilent auction will include p rizes from places such as The Ritz-Carlton hotels of Amelia Island, Jacksonville, Orlando and Atlanta; the Omni; White Oak; many nice restaurants and original artwork. T o donate silent auction i tems or for information, call ( 904) 556-4853 or email For tickets, go to www eventbrite. com/e/friends-of-chef-thomasfood-fair-at-intuition-tickets12634150083. For information, go to www. facebook.c om/events/80876287584306 0 Jacksonvilles 41st annual Depression and A ntique Glass Show welcomes guest George W Fenton, celebrating a Fenton Family Tradition of Glass Making since 1905. Enjoy free semi n ars by Fenton on Saturday a nd Sunday at 1:15 p.m. The s how is Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.5 p.m. and Oct. 19 from 1 1 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Police Building, 5530 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Glass dealers from across the U.S. will display glass fromt he 40s, 50s and 60s. Free p arking. Food court. A dmission is $5 at the door For information call (904 8445 or visit www Pony Up and Party , a f undraiser for the F ernandina Beach library, is O ct. 25 a t the 38-acre Littleberry Farm just west of Amelia Island. T he 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 buffet will be served in the screened breezeway There will be indoor 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 end getaways. Visit for details. Proceeds will support Friends of the Library s capital campaign. Tickets are $75 and available at fernandina 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 downtown Jacksonville to benefit families at the Red Shield Lodge homeless shelter at 900 West Adams St. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with a preview of the silent auction followed by dinner, live auction and dancing to the Faze band. To purchase tickets, or to donate to The Salvation Army, call (904 gifts to P.O. Box 52508, Jacksonville, FL 32201, or donate at Osprey Village 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 exclusively by one of five area c hefs. Each course is paired w ith fine wines. During the s ilent auction guests can bid on travel packages, wines and several cooking items to inspire anyones inner chef. All proceeds will benefit the Katie Caples Foundation and its organ donation educat ion program. For information a nd tickets, visit w Paul Leonard, philan thropic author motivational speaker and a former CEO of Habitat for Humanity, will give a motivational talk with r eadings from his new book, W hen the Spirit Moves, o n O ct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach. A Q &A and light refreshments will follow the talk. Leonard will donate a por tion of the proceeds from each book sold to benefit The S alvation Army Hope House. T he event is free and open to t he public. Leonard will have a talk and book signing at T he Book Loft, 214 Centre St., from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 25. Call the store at 261-8991. When the Spirit Moves is a book of poems, essays andv ignettes about the yearnings, a ppreciation and frustrations o f human existence. The Nassau County Community Development Corporation (NCCDC host its annual Peck andC ommunity event at 6 p.m. N ov. 8 a t the Atlantic Avenue R ecreation Center in Fernandina Beach. This year s event is a for mal/coat and tie dinner and dance gala called An Affair to Remember. Proceeds from the banquet will benefit the NCCDC scholarship fund and other organization sponsored programs. The donation is $40. For information or reserva tions, call 261-41 13 or 2614396. The fourth annual Navy Seal Foundation Buffet Dinner and silent auction will be held at The Amelia Island Club Nov. 8. Dinner tickets are $75. This event is open to the public. The dinner and silent auction begin at 5 p.m. Proceeds support the Navy SEALFoundation, which provides support to the Navy Special Warfare community and their families. Dinner tickets and silent auction donation information are available from Larry Byrd, at Dinner registration is available at Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA s seventh annual Rescue Me fundraiser will be held Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 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 Angels, 709 S. Eighth St., Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or online through You can be a Cats Angels VIPfor $75, which includes your ticket and a gift bag containing a commemorative T -shirt, Betsy Johnson jewelry, gift certificate and more. THEATER Rendezvous Festival is accepting film submissions for its debut International Film and Music Festival J une 5-13, 2015 on Amelia I sland and American Beach. S ubmissions are accepted in the following categories: U.S Shorts, U.S Features, U.S Documentaries, International Shorts, International Features, Animation Shorts and New Category Music Videos. Forr ules, regulations, submission d ates and fees visit www.rend Amelia Community Theatre will have auditions for the Tony Award-winning musical Grease at 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at 207 Cedar St. Nine m en and eight women, ages 1 8 and over, are needed for t he cast. Those auditioning s hould prepare 32 bars of a song in the musical theater or 1950s style and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella or karaoke track auditions please. Visit ameliacommuni-t or call 261-6749 f or information. Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway in Fernandina Beach, will hold auditions for Les Miserables, one of Broadways best musicals, onO ct. 13 and 14 at 6 p.m. C hildren auditions will begin a t 5:30 p.m. Performance dates are Feb. 26-March 14. Actors should prepare one minute of a song from Les Mis or any other show A ll ages are welcome to audition. T he parts of Gavroche, Young C osette and young Eponine (no solo In addition, volunteers are needed for sound stage man ager props and producer. If you cant make these dates contact Mary Williams or Jill Dillingham or email info@ for an appointment. Visit www .ameliamusicalplay Call 277-3455. St. Marys Children s Theatre launches its inaugural season with Peter Pan Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for chil dren 10 and younger and available at Once Upon a Bookseller in downtown St. Marys, Ga., On the Green Salon and Day Spa at the entrance to Osprey Cove, Lisa Allens Dance Works on Colerain and the Friese Studio of Music near Shadowlawn. For information or to reserve will call tickets, call (912 St. Marys Little Theatre is seeking actors, singers, tech crew and other volunteers to help produce A Christmas Carol. Come to Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne Road in St. Marys, Ga., on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon to meet the team (and audition if acting or singing). Roles include more than 40 characters for men, women, teens and kids of all ages. Performances are Dec. 12-14. Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. For information contact Barbara Ryan at (912103 or barbara@stmarysmagazine. com. C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d Robert H. Sanders, singer-songwriter-guitarist a nd Fernandina Beach native, will perform tonightf rom 6:30-10:30 p.m. at The Courtyard at 316 C entre St. His music offers a variety of genres from Americana to jazz-styled ballads played in his unique finger style. Hear his music at 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, 850918 US 17, one block north of A1Aat the corner of Pages Dairy Road. Upcoming jam dates are Oct. 13 and 27 from 6 :30-9 pm. Admission is free. Light refreshments w ill 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 E agles tribute concert and you wont want to l eave. Enjoy all the Eagles h its including Take it to t he Limit, Heartache T onight and Desperado in a performance faithful to the legendary recordings, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.T ickets are $35-65. Call (904 J axSym for i nformation.Presented by t he Jacksonville Symphony Association, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event. C C o o n n c c e e r r t t c c h h o o r r a a l l e e J oin the FSCJ Mens, W omen s and Concert C horale for the fall per formance titled Timeless, on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Florida State College at Jacksonville, Nathan H.W ilson Center for the Arts, 1 1901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Under the direction of Dr T imothy W orkman, students show case their versatility and impressive range of repertoire and style with songs such as Danny Boy, Time After T ime and Loch Lomond. The concert is free and open to the public. No reservations required. 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 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Robinson Theater. Enjoy the Osprey Choral Ensembles, host choirs from Edward W aters C ollege, Florida State College at Jacksonville and Jacksonville University. Admission is free. For information call (904 2961 or visit www.unf. edu/coas/music. 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 Meals on Wheels for Pets Nassau, Inc. (MOW4Pets annual fundraising musical performance, featuring T 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 Societys Second Chance Store on South 14th Street, online at or by calling (352 With 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 member of the legendary folk group, The New Christy Minstrels. He is a successful songwriter and has appeared with music legends like Willie Nelson, Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis. 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 Rutter s 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 following Fridays performance. T ickets are $15 for adults in advance, at www .islandchambersing For information call 225-0575 on weekdays. MUSIC NOTES F ill in the square s so that each row, column and 3-b y-3 box c ont ain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. W ednesday, October 8 Solution O UTAND A BOUT ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID PHOTO BY DAVID BURKHARDT/ ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY Always a Bridesmaid at Amelia Community Theatre continues at 8 p.m. tonight and S aturday and Oct. 16-18 and 23-25 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 19 at 207 Cedar St. This show asks the questions, Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a f riend? If youve ever elbowed a stranger out of the way to catch a brides bouquet, seriously questioned the mental stability of the duo getting married, or been forced to wear the worlds ugliest bridesmaid dress, this comedy is for you. Above, from left, are cast members Celeste Amos, Wendy Gilvey, Elizabeth Sawyer, Linda Janca, Karen H arper and Cynthia Riegler. Call 261-6749 or visit for t ickets.


W W a a r r m m c c l l o o t t h h e e s s n n e e e e d d e e d d A s nighttime temperatures decrease, the need for socksa nd blankets for the homeless and those living with inadeq uate heating increases. If you can spare any socks, old blankets, jackets and any kind of mens clothing, the Salvation Army Hope House knows peop le who need them. Additionally, they also needn on-perishable food and household supplies. Most needed a re: 1) Peanut butter, jelly & crackers 2) Canned fruit 3) Spaghetti sauce 4) Boxed stuffing & instant mashed potatoes 5) Dried & baked or other c anned beans 6) Dishwashing liquid. Please bring your dona-t ions to the Salvation Army Hope House at 410 S. Ninth St., a t the corner of Ninth and Date. P P u u m m p p k k i i n n p p a a t t c c h h Come out to the Pumpkin P atch! The Pumpkin Patch, sponsored by the partnership of three United Methodist Churches: Franklintown, Memorial and Trinity of F ernandina Beach, is a f undraiser, with proceeds going t owards each churchs missionary programs. Churches, schools, daycare centers and youth organizations may bring their children to take pictures and hear pumpkin storytelling. The patch is open from 11 a .m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday t hr ough Oct. 25, at the corner o f Eighth and Ash streets, at Trinity UMC. There are pumpkins of all sizes and colors. Look for the signs. For information contact Pastor Tiffany McCall at 277-2726 or find them on Facebook at Franklintown UMC. F F r r e e e e c c o o n n c c e e r r t t S inger stor yteller and folktheologian Ed Kilbourne will perform at Memorial United Methodist Church, Sunday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This popular artist is known for hisc ollections of m oving m usic, quirky humor and insightful monologues. Ed combines his acoustic guitar and s inging with a s tor ytelling s tyle often compar e d to that of Gar r ison Keillor the radio humorist fr o m Lake Wobegon. The concert is free and an offering will be taken for the Shar e-a-Meal fund that helps to pr ovide warm meals to a nyone who needs one in our c ommunity Nursery available f or pr e -K and younger. Call 2615769 for mor e information. 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 Join the Salvation Army Hope House for worship on O ct. 14 at noon. Time together reading and unpacking the Word of God is not only profound but also fun. Dont miss this opportunity to worship, study and fellowship with otherb elievers as they resume their j ourney through the Gospel of J ohn, picking up in Chapter 13. The house is located at 410 S. Ninth St. F F r r e e e e d d i i n n n n e e r r Springhill Baptist Church will serve meals for individualsa nd families in need in the area o n Thursday Oct. 16 fr om 56 :30 p.m. at the chur c h, 941017 Old Nassauville Road. Meals are served on the fourth Thursday of each month. The church also delivers meal. For information call 261-4741. H H a a t t T T e e a a T he Deaconess Auxiliar y of F irst Baptist Church of Yulee, t he Rev W illiam Goode Jr ., pas tor will sponsor their second annual Hat Tea at 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Ever yone is invited to come and enjoy this beautiful occasion. For more information contact Sis. Nancy Johnson at 225-5 570 or Sis. Laur Rhodes at 2 25-5226. F F r r i i e e n n d d s s a a n n d d F F a a m m i i l l y y D D a a y y First Baptist Church of Yulee, where the Rev. William Goode Jr is pastor will cele b rate its annual Friends and F amily Day at 11 a.m. Oct. 19. T he speaker will be the Rev. Ray Jones, pastor of Unity Christian Baptist Chur ch of Jacksonville. All former memb ers, choir members, youth choir members, youth directors, musicians and pastors are invited to come and worship in this service. The public is invited. For information call (9048 49-7164. 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 Par enting teenagers is harder than ever for most parents today. Discovering you are not alone in the challenges you face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huged ifference. S t. Peter s Episcopal Chur ch w ill of f er the Parenting Teenagers Course by ALPHAUSA for five weeks, Oct. 21Nov. 19. Joanne and Dan Roach will facilitate the course from 68:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The cost is $75 for individuals or $150 per couple, whichi ncludes all materials and five d inners with entrees prepared b y Lulu s T o sign up or ask questions, call Gaye Pappas at 261-4293 in the church office. 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 Festivalo n Friday Oct. 24 fr om 6-8:30 p .m. Bring the entire family a nd enjoy an evening of food, games, prizes and activities for the entire family. All the games are free and hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks will be offered at low prices. Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishablef ood item for the church food p antry as admittance to the e vent. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Springhill Baptist Church is located at 941017 Old Nassauville Road, Fernand ina Beach. Call 261-4741 for information. B B r r e e a a s s t t c c a a n n c c e e r r a a w w a a r r e e n n e e s s s s First Baptist Church of Y ulee presents Symbols of Hope at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in the F BC Fellowship Hall. Hope to find a cure for breast cancer. Contact Sis. Vanessia Henry at (904 F F a a l l l l f f e e s s t t i i v v a a l l Community Baptist Church a t 85326 Winona Bayview Road in Yulee will host a free Fall F estival from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 25. Enjoy free food including hot dogs, drinks, chips and candy, free games, prizes and free hayrides. Raffle tickets will be on sale for new homemade afghans, quilts, etc. The Country Store has new and used and handcrafted items at t he cheapest prices around. Come join the fun! Everyone is welcome. Phone 225-0809. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y f f e e s s t t i i v v a a l l Memorial United Methodist Chur c h and First Presbyterian Church invite the public to the 10th Annual Community Fall Festival, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on North Sixth Street d owntown. Kids are welcome t o wear cheerful costumes and e njoy trick or treats, games, bouncy houses, a petting zoo, crafts, free lunch, face painting and more. Come enjoy the fall weather and the holiday with the family at this free event. Visit or call 261-5769 to learn more. 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 I mpact Y o ur W orld Church Inc. of Yulee will present a o uth College and Scholarship Workshop from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Oct. 25. The free workshop will convene inside the educational annex ofO Neal Memorial Baptist C hur ch, 474257 East SR 200. T his interactive, hands-on workshop will allow students, grades eight thr o ugh 12, and their parents to gain practical experience searching the web to strategically target and identify potential educational funding sources and to becomef amiliar with college entrance r equirements at public and private institutions across the nation. Attendees ar e encour aged to bring your Inter netcapable electronic devices. A few computer stations will be available. Space is limited. Register in advance by calling 261-9072. H H o o l l i i d d a a y y B B a a z z a a a a r r The Council of Catholic W omen at St. Michaels Catholic Church will hold a Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St. Michaels Academy School on Fourth Street, downtown Fer nandina Beach. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY O C TOBER 10, 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 M orning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am S unday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm W ednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6t hStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor Dr.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults 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 YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20 South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church in the Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. FRANK CAMAROTTI, PastorS S u u n n d d a a y y S S c c h h o o o o l l . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 0 0 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m W W o o r r s s h h i i p p S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 1 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m E E v v e e n n i i n n g g W W o o r r s s h h i i p p . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y N N i i g g h h t t S S u u p p p p e e r r . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h G G r r o o u u p p . . 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m 8 8 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n i i n n A A c c t t i i o o n n . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y P P r r a a y y e e r r S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m7 7 3 3 6 6 B B o o n n n n i i e e v v i i e e w w R R o o a a d d 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 6 6 1 1 4 4 6 6 1 1 5 5 N N u u r r s s e e r r y y p p r r o o v v i i d d e e d dW W o o r r s s h h i i p p I I n n J J o o y y . c c o o m mF F i i n n d d u u s s o o n n F F a a c c e e b b o o o o k k : : F F i i v v e e P P o o i i n n t t s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h YULEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHPlease join us forSUNDAYSERVICES:Adult Sunday School 9:30AM Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11:00 AMA1A&Christian Way, Yulee225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward Sunday School . . . . . . .10am Sunday Morning Service . . .11am Sunday Evening Service . . . .6pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer..7pmPastor Adolfo Del Rio 820 S. 14th Street, F.B.BBCFB.COM (904Independent; Fundamental; Traditional HymnsBible Baptist Church A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T T o o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; C C a a l l l l t t h h e eN Ne e w w s s -L Le e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.Pastor Ted Schroder Amelia Plantation Chapel36 Bowman Road Amelia Baptist ChurchPastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-9527Where heart & mind meet Christ in love & service Get out of jail free S UBMITTED F F o o u u n n d d e e r r s s D D a a y y S S e e r r v v i i c c e e Covenant Community Church, 528 S. Eighth St. in Fernandina Beach, will present its Founders Day Service, Imparting Generational Blessings, at 5 p.m. Sunday.P astor Grace Pinkney, host, invites the community to worship as the church honors the apostolic leaders and founders Apostle Alvin and Dr. Ludine Pinkney, above. Apostle Bobby Orange of Jacksonville is guest speaker for the service. Orange serves as senior advisor and senior pastor at Christ Kingdom People Ministry International. I n the board game Monopoly, if you end up in jail there is card that can get you out without costing you anything. The card is appropriately named, Get out of jail free. Many teenagers today have never played Monopoly, but they use a version of this card in their everyday life. I call this card I go to church. When I talk with young people, God will frequently create an opening for me to share my faith. Most of the time, the teenagers will politely listen. When the time c omes for them to share their thoughts, they frequently respond with, I go to church. Theyu se these four words to explain their f aith. I usually respond with a confused l ook on my face and say, I dont know w hat that means. They will look at me s trangely and make an attempt to clarify by saying, Sometimes we go to church on Wednesday and Sunday! After mor e conversation, it becomes clear that the phrase I go toc hurch is being used as their Get out o f jail free card. For many teenagers t his means that they can basically do w hatever they desire during the week a s long as they attend chur c h. In their mind, their poor choices are acceptable as long as they visit a building. In the movie Scent of a W oman, there was a famous speech in one of the ending scenes. The man who made this speech was speaking to the students, school board and teachers at a preparatory school. Hew as greatly concerned with the message the schools l eaders were teaching the youth. In one line, he stated, Makers of men; cr e ators of leaders; be careful what kind of leaders youre producing here. What kind of leaders ar e we pr o ducing in our homes and chur ches? If we ar e not teaching our childr e n about the Jesus fr om God s Word who desires a close, personal relationship with them, then who are we teaching them about? If we are not teaching them that Jesusg ives them specific gifts and talents to use for God, then w hat ar e we teaching them about? If we ar e not teach i ng them that there are consequences to poor choices, then what are we teaching them? God s W o r d states in Pr overbs 22:6, T rain up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depar t from it. It is clear just how important it is to teach our childr en about the Jesus fr om God s W o r d It is a great responsibility and should not be relied on for o thers to teach. I have, unfortunately, learned most of m y lessons the har d way This has brought me much p ain and frustration. I understand that my children will learn some lessons this way, but I am going to do my best to teach them a better way the Jesus way As Christians, we know that Jesus died for our sins and thus, He is the only way to truly get out of jail. As gr eat as this knowledge is, let s not stop ther e. Let s teach our children about the Jesus who desires a pers onal relationship with them, the Jesus who has a great p lan for their life and the Jesus who taught that ther e a re consequences to poor choices. If we can do this, we will see the amazing results in our homes, in our schools and in our community. Many of the youth will stop saying, I go to church, and will start saying, I live for Jesus. There is no confusion in those four words. Rick is the author of Stay His Course: 25 Stories to S trengthen Your Faith. RELIGION NOTES VICTORY C ORNER R ick C astellani L ets teach our children about the Jesus w ho desires a personal relationship with t hem, the Jesus who has a great plan for t heir life and the Jesus who taught that t here are consequences to poor choices. K ilbour n e


4B F RIDAY O CTOBER 10, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK ART WORKS pelling American violinist of her generation. All Music Guide Anne Akiko Meyers, Jan. 31 One of today s most sought-after violinists, Anne Akiko Meyers is celebrated around the world for her soaring artistry and ability to connect with audiences from the concert stage. Sher egularly per for ms in r ecital and as guest soloist with many of the world s top or chestras and is a best-sell ing r ecording artist with 30 albums. Anne Akiko Meyers is the coolest thing to happen to the violin since Stradivari. Denver Post Kruger Brothers Band, Feb. 24 Through their numerous CDs, radio and television per for mances, and collaborative efforts, the Kruger Brothers provide a unique voice in the world of folk, Americana and classical music. A hallmark of the trios work is the banjo playing and composition of Jens Kruger, universally consider ed one of the world s gr eatest banjoists. The Krugers are nothing short of magnificent. Bluegrass Journal Joshua Bell, March 1 Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. He is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and orchestra leader His r estless curiosity passion, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of classical music superstar. Recently named Music Director of the Academy of St Mar tin in the Fields, Bell is the first person to hold this post since Sir Neville Mar riner formed the orchestra in 1958. Joshua Bell is the greatest American violinist active today. The Boston Herald. The Strad comments, Joshua Bell will be the one remembered in 50 years time. Dover String Quartet, May 23 The Dover Quartet catapulted to inter national star dom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. The Dover is now one of the most indemand ensembles in the world. The New Y orker r ecent ly dubbed them the young American string quar tet of the moment, and The Strad raved that the Quartet is already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble. Eroica Trio, May 31 One of the most indemand trios in the world, the Grammy-nominated Er oica T rio thrills audiences with flawless technical vir tuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance. Whether playing the great standards of the piano trio repertoire or daring contemporar y works, the thr ee young women who make up this celebrated ensemble electrify the concer t stage with their passionate performances. There is an edge of the seat intensity to every note they produce. New York Times Special Discounts Patrons who buy tickets to six concerts of their choice will r eceive a 20 per cent dis count. By presenting a valid confir mation number fr om any lodging establishment on Amelia Island, visitors will receive a 50 percent discount on all ticket purchases. None of these discounts can be combined. Student tickets for all concer ts ar e available 30 minutes prior to the performance for $10 with a valid stu dent ID and pr oof of age under 25. For complete information about the performances and schedule visit MUSIC Continued from 1B Home T our are on sale now from the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach (261-7378, ext. 105); online at; or at the following island locations: Amelia Island Visitors Center, theP lantation Shop, and Peterbrooke C hocolatier. C ost is $25 prior to Dec. 5, and $30 on d ays of the tour. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more; call the museum at 261-7378, ext. 105. In addi tion to the home tour you ar e invited to Breakfast & Blooms at Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third St. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. sharp, so plan to arrive by 8:45 a.m. E njoy a fun and unique culinary experie nce in a char ming historic building w hile Brooke Raulerson of Artistic Florist creates holiday wreaths that some lucky diners will win. T ickets ar e available fr o m the Amelia Island Museum of History and online at for $25. Seating is limited. ages available from Sonnys BBQ. T hursday, Oct. 16, the AIJF will continue with its popular Latin Jazz Concert and Dance, featuring the exciting rhythms of El Nio and the Latin Jazz Knights, plus a wine tasting, from 7-10 p.m. at Sandy Bottoms. Critically acclaimed monster jazz or gan player T ony Monaco and trumpeter/composer Randy Brecker, a multiple Grammy Awards winner, are set to headline the festival on Oct. 17 and 18 respectively at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resor t Jazz Village and Pavilion in Racquet Park beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Both ar e enthusiastic about appearing on Amelia Island for the first time. I cant wait to play in Fernandina Beach, said Monaco. This will be so exciting, especially with jazz luminaries like Randy Brecker and Les DeMerle. Man, it is going to be one special weekend of great swingin music, and Im going to pull out all the stops and wail. I hear d fr om my dear friend David Sanborn that this festival is the real deal because the focus is jazz, and the setting on Amelia Island is beautiful, said Brecker from his home in Manhattan. I have also known Les DeMerle for over 30 years! We played together in his gr oundbr eaking New Y ork band, Sound 67, and I know the fireworks are going to fly. The weekend will be incredible, and I also look forward to performing a tribute during our set to my late brother Michael which will be dedicated to the Br ecker Brothers Band. Prior to the headliner shows on Oct. 17 and 18, the festival will pr esent this years AIJF Scholarship winner, saxophonist Luke Stribling, and the Next Generation Jazz Band on the outdoor stage at the Omni beginning at 6 p.m. The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band, with dazzling vocalist Eisele and hot young saxophonist Hunter Diamond, will war m up each headliner show with high-ener gy sets. Accomplished and sultry singer Jilla Webb Jr. will host the traditionally fun late night Jazz Jams, featuring the AIJFs 2014 musicians, in the Omnis Heron Room at the Racquet Park following the head liner sets on Oct. 17 and 18. The festival will end on a swinging note Sunday Oct. 19, with a Dixie To Swing Jazz Brunch, featuring drummer DeMerles Amelia Island Jazz Festival All-Stars, which includes Eisele, the highly talented Dr. Bill Prince, tr umpet, sax, clarinet and flute, plus stalwarts Mike Levine on piano, and Dennis Marks, bass, at David s Restaurant. Ther e will be two seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit or contact (904 4772. Email info@ameliaisland JAZZ Continued from 1B Y Y A A r r t t S S a a l l e e O n Saturday, Oct. 11, artists from the Island Art Association will clean out their studios and sell their unused supplies at a YArt Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the IAAArt Education Center, 18 N. Second St. The Island Art Association i s a nonprofit cooperative of artists organized for the education and enjoyment of citizens and visitors of Nassau County. The event is free to attend and should be a great opportunity to pick up artrelated items at bargain prices. Visit www.islandart. o rg. A A r r t t s s m m a a r r k k e e t t The Fernandina Beach Arts Market returns Oct. 11 with everything from Halloween-themed items, dog accessories, handmade furniture, pottery, fused glass w orks, fine jewelry, whimsical art, scarves, wooden bowls, candle holders made from oyster shells, giant concrete leaves for your garden and more. The Homeschool H otshots, a shooting sports club for home schooled students through the 4H program, will sell crafts to support their program. The Arts Market is located just west of Eighth Street,b etween Alachua and Centre streets, adjacent to the farme rs market. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Well-behaved, l eashed pets are welcome. Visit FernandinaBeach, find them on Facebook, or call 5578229. Q Q u u i i l l t t g g u u i i l l d d T he Amelia Island Quilt Guild features The Magnificence of Stitchery on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. President Leslie Kiger will show herq uilting a nd dis c uss traditional bed quilts, paper piecing and wall hangings. K iger won first place in the l arge quilt division at the J acksonville Quiltfest in September; Best of Show at the Gulf States Quilting Association in March; and Honorable Mention at the Smoky Mountain Quiltfest May. Two of her quilts are included in 500 T raditional Q uilts b y Karey Patterson B resenhan, published in S eptember and one in the 2014 Quilt A rt Engagement Calendar by Klaudeen Hansen. The Tuesday meeting will be held at the Womans Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave., Fernandina Beach. Guests are welcome. For information visit O O i i l l p p a a i i n n t t i i n n g g c c l l a a s s s s A class in Oil Painting with Palette Knife by Eileen Corse will be presented at the Plantation ArtistsGuild & Gallery on Monday, Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $115 for the day. An artist m ay also work in acrylics as well as oils in this class. E ileen is a nationally known artist who lives in Jacksonville where she owns The Corse Gallery and teaches in her own studio and workshop. Her paintings are found nationally in many g alleries and private collections. Inquiries regarding thec lass may be directed to the Plantation ArtistsGuild & Gallery phone or leave a message on voice mail at (904 limited. C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n s s a a r r t t The Island Art Associat ion, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, will host Childrens Art on Oct. 25. S ession I for ages 6-9 is f rom 10-11 a.m.; Session II f or ages 6-9 is 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.; Session III for ages 10-13 is 1-2:15 p.m. You must register for each session individually at the gallery sales desk or call 261-7020. These classes are l imited in size, all materials f urnished and free. 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. 1f rom 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. T his workshop will focus o n taking small references, small studies or photos and turning them into larger works. Depending on the weather the class will either work outside in the morning in downtown Fernandina Beach or in the Island Art Association Art Education C enter Studio, from existing references and paintings. The instruction will study just what makes a painting work, how to create a stronger composition, being a more thoughtful artist and techniques and tips for the studio painter V isit Cost for the class is $350. A $100 deposit is required to hold a space. T o sign up for the class contact m, phone (407 write to him at 2440 Roxbury Road, W inter Park, FL 3 2789. SUBMITTED Les DeMerle, founder and artistic director of the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, mentors students at Y ulee Middle School. tance, her works impose a singular statement of color composition and tone; viewed closely they suggest a comp lex narrative that is multi-hued and text ur e d. The galler y is located at 205 1/2 Centre St. Regular hours are MondaySaturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 556-1119 or 491-7733. Visit I I s s l l a a n n d d A A r r t t The Island Art Association announces a new Nouveau Art Show, themed Ent rances & Exits. This is a judged show and the public is invited to the r e ception on Oct. 11 fr om 5-7 p.m. Awards will be presented at that time. This show will be at the galler y, 18 N. Second St., Fer nandina, until the end of November. Also, the Featur ed Ar tist of the Month is Sharon Haffey, showing a collection of photographs on metal.An open ing reception will be held Oct. 11 from 5 t o 7 p.m. Haffey is best known for her c olor ful landscape paintings and her disp lay, A Day in the Life, is a departure from her exhibits normally seen in the galler y Accor d ing to Haf fey, The camera lens allows me to focus on and pr e serve precise moments in time, the memories of which some may eventually find their way onto canvases. O ther captured moments, such as t hose depicted through photographs in t his months show, A Day in the Life of..., need no transformative medium. They speak most clearly for themselves and ar e intended to be viewed as a collective work rather than individual pieces, focusing on or dinary people and their many dif fer ent experiences and emo tions. The Island Ar t Association is located at 18 N. Second St. in downtown Fernand ina Beach. Visit S S a a n n J J o o n n G G a a l l l l e e r r y y Amelia SanJon Gallery is featuring newly acquir ed paintings fr o m longtime friend and exhibitor Durinda Cheek, who is from Ringgold, Ga. Durinda is a wellknown ar tist and teacher in the Chattanooga ar ea just acr oss the T ennessee state line. She is a professiona l painter who specializes in paintings in o il and watercolor done from plein air studies (on-site paintings graphs. Amelia SanJon Galler y is on the corner of Thir d and Ash streets in downtown Fer nandina Beach. Call 491-8040. ART Continued from 1B Revenge and Pies: Sweeney Todd at AMP BENJAMIN BARKER For the News Leader M u rder. Revenge. Culinary skills. Its a love story! A melia Musical Playhouse presents Stephen Sondheims m usical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet S treet. The show won eight Tony Awards in 1979, including Best Musical. It is a melodrama with a musical focus and a story a bout a barber who murders his customers. It is based on a c heaply produced penny dreadful story from 19th cent ury London. It would probably earn a PG rating for one inappropriate word. The violence is suggested rather than portrayed. This will be the f irst full-scale musical of AMPs second season, with 11 p erformances at the newly renovated Island Walkway P layhouse. Fernandina native and AMP regular, Chad Miller, plays the title role, while Mary Williams, well known local singer and actress, plays meat pie proprietress Mrs. Lovett. Jill Dillingham directs a cast of 21 local actors and singers, ranging in age from 8 to 60-something. They are a ccompanied by a six-piece pit orchestra. AMP is very p roud of its established tradition of live music at all its m usicals. The musicals tale focuses on Benjamin Barker, wrongly sent to an overseas penal colony so a corrupt judgec ould seduce his wife and raise his daughter. After 15 years he escapes, changes his name to Sweeney Todd, and r eturns home to plan his revenge. He joins forces with Mrs. Lovett, a pie shop proprietress with her own evil nature and a long smothering love for the barber. Their collaboration results in her meat pies becoming a culinary sensation. Such a huge story required a huge set, always a challenge for AMPs little stage. Set designer Gregg Dillingham, with Jimmy K alista and the rest of the OH Y EAH construction crew, has c reated a little corner of Victorian London in the playhouse. T o mmy Thompson has constructed an original version of Sweeneys chair, and Jose Garcia painted a perfect London street scene. The cast, crews and orchestra have had a great time bringing this musical to l ife. It has been called the most difficult music in the genre, primarily because of its frequent changes in key and time signatures. This is what keeps in engaging! Says Chad Miller, The music is well written, and in our version the scenery and costumes are pretty amazing. But my favorite part of the show if that my feelings towards the characters are constantly changing. I cant d ecide who are the good c haracters and who are the v illains. The whole premise is delightfully dark and filled with just the right amount of twisted morbid humor so that laughing feels like a guilty pleasure. Despite (or possibly because of) the difficulty of the music, AMP has had the most fun preparing it. Said c ompany member Karen Hourigan, What surprised me most about Sweeney Todd was how much humor is in the lyrics. Everything about this show is over-the-top fantastic. Also involved as production staff are assistant director Rachel Tyler, props mistress Ismerie Maurer and rehearsal pianist Marina Moffet. Regular pianist, Ronnie Luallen, is running l ights for the show. S weeney Todd runs every w eekend through Nov. 1. Tickets are available online at www, at the box office from 9-11 a.m. and 5-10 p.m., or call 277-3455. AMP is located at 1955 Island Walkway. PHOTO BY BILL RASER/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER The cast and crew of Sweeney Todd at Amelia Musical Playhouse. Kiger TOUR Continued from 1B S ub s cribe to the N e w s-Leader web edition at


CLASS NOTES CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK A ROUND S CHOOL 5B F R IDAY O C TOBER 10, 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. C C o o l l l l e e g g e e f f a a i i r r The Jacksonville National College Fair is Oct. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Prime F. O sborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Jacksonville. Meet more than 150 college and university representatives from across the nation and a ttend workshops to help prep are for college. F lorida State College at Jacksonville admissions repres entatives will answer questions on study options, admissions, enrollment and more. For more information about the workshops and fair, stu-d ents and parents may visit or contact a ny local high school guidance office. S tudents can register in advance at www.gotomyncf. com and print a bar coded confir mation to be used onsite as an electr onic ID. Pr er egistration is not required. A dmission and parking are f ree. A pre-fair session, How to Maximize Your Visit, will be held at 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. M M u u s s i i c c c c l l a a s s s s Amelia Community T heatre will hold a musical m aster class for ages 8-17 on O ct. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at 207 Cedar St. Kristin Sakamoto, who directed ACTs past two Broadway musical theater summer camps, is the instructor Ther e is no advance r e gistration; an optional $5 donat ion is suggested for p ar ticipants. For infor mation, e mail or call 261-6749. S S A A C C m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The School Advisor y Council of Fer nandina Beach High School will have a meeting on Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. int he main of fice confer ence r o om. For questions and/or c oncerns, contact Spencer G. Lodree at 261-5713. 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 P eanut Butter and Jelly Drive through Oct. 24, in coordination with national Make a Difference Day Dr op-of f sites include: Nassau County Volunteer Center (1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A); Emma Love Har dee Elementary; Fernandina Beach Middle School; Yulee Elementary; Yulee Primary; St. Michael Academy; Step-by-Step Child Care ofY ulee; W inn-Dixie, Callahan; and Computer MD, Fer nandina. Donations will go to Nassau County Head Start programs, Barnabas Center, Salvation Army Hope House and Council on Aging Nassau. For information call 261-2771 or email at isit volunteer and find them on Facebook. F F a a l l l l b b a a r r b b e e c c u u e e The Fernandina Beach Middle School Family Fall BBQ will be held Nov 7 fr om 5-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria, cater ed by Callahan BBQ. Dinner includes: chicken, ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, roll and tea. Drive through ser vice available. The FBMS band, choir, drama and cheerleaders will provide entertainment. T ickets ar e available in advance at the school office, 491-7938. T ickets will not be sold at the door P P e e c c k k l l i i b b r r a a r r y y The Peck Center Librar y at South 11th and Elm streets is open to the public on Monday W ednesday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. Drop by and see all the books available for check-out and for sale for both children and adults. For information call 310-3355 and to leave messages call Mrs. Charles Albert at 261-4113. Group brings arts alive for students JANE LINDBERG For the News-Leader Arts Alive Nassau, the nonprofit organization that provides free afterschool i nstruction in the arts in Nassau County, has just starte d classes for the fall semester. Arts Alive serves child ren ages 6-10 with current programs at three schools; Callahan Elementary, Emma Love Hardee Elementary and Yulee Elementary. C allahan Elementary will be performing the original m usical, Snow White, on Friday, Oct. 24 at the school. T hey are working with The Baillie Players, a theatrical residency company that brings in sets, props, costumes and technical equipm ent, and directs local school children in a musical theater p roduction. The company writes its o wn scripts and orchestrates all the original music. Thep roduction at Callahan is an o riginal musical theater prod uction based on the story of S now White. This production is sponsored and funded by Arts Alive with grants from the Bosland Family Foundation, t he Claud E. Easterly F oundation and CBC N ational Bank. Beginning in November, the dulcimer and visual arts classes will resume at Callahan Elementary School. Yulee Elementary School currently enjoys dulcimer classes with Robyn Nemes,b asic drawing skills with local a rtist Ed Mosher and guitar c lasses with local blues/jazz guitarist Dan Voll. In October plans are under way to start a drum line under the direction of Frank Basile. This is a totally new venture and one that s hould generate quite a bit of interest. We were able to start the guitar program this year with donations of guitars from 12 different people. We r an an article in the N ewsL eader a nd people came for w ard to help us out. We are most appreciative of their gener o sity. Emma Love Hardee has just started rehearsals for the band program, which is sponsored in part by a grant from R ayonier Foundation. The n ew dir ector, Stan Barry, c omes to us from Jacksonville. He served as a military musician for 25 years and then spent 10 years in the classroom following retirement from the Navy. Stan ise xcited about the students at E mma Love and what they w ill accomplish in the next year. Instruction for the students is free though the students must make ar range ments for instrument rental. A rts Alive is blessed with volunteers led by Kathy Johnson who take care of signing the students in and out and set up and break d own the rehearsal room. W e are in our fourth year w ith the band and it continues to be one of our most popular ef f orts. Arts Alive Nassau thanks the three schools and their principals, Susan Howard, Scott Hodges and Dr. Eric L arsen. We could not do what w e do without their encour a gement and cooperation. Arts Alive Nassau exists thr o ugh funding by the community and local businesses. We have no paid employees and except for a few basicc osts, everything that is d onated goes back into prog ramming. For additional information look us up our website at www.ArtsAlive Nassau.or g. A rts Alive Nassau students march int he Shrimp Festival parade, left. Below, dulcimer instructor Robyn Nemes, center, teaches children music in t he Arts Alive Nassau program. SUBMITTED PHOTOS Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in our countr y. Childhood diabetes brought on by obesity is incr easing at an alarming rate and once contracted, it is likely to continue into adulthood. It doesnt have to be that way. All you have to do is walk. Studies show that by simply taking 10,000 steps a day the average person can contr ol their weight and r educe the risk of diabetes by up to 60 percent. T he Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, in partn ership with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida F oundation and the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition, has decided to tackle the problem head-on by making it fun and easy tor each 10,000 steps by stepping out in nature and walking the beautiful trails of the arboretum. Each of the arboretums trails has been measured in the number of steps it takes the average adult or child to complete them. Visitors can walk any trail, or combination of trails, and simply add-up the trails walked on the website to deter mine how many steps they have taken. In the meantime, they will enjoy the wonders of traversing the 13 ecosystems that make up the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. Along the way, those with smart phones will be able to scan QR codes for points of interest as well as visit one of the arboretum s cyber yoga stations with poses demonstrated by Olympic gold-medalist, Shannon Miller. Step Out in Natur e is a fun and fitness competition for the Jacksonville ar ea public elementar y schools that encourages students to compete against each other to see which students and schools can complete the most steps on the arboretums trails through March 2015. Students can register to compete and keep track of the trails they walk at; the system will automatically calculate the number the steps taken based on the trails walked. While the competition is limited to public elemen tar y schools, the pr ogram is open to any child or adult who wants to participate and take the challenge of seeing how many steps they can take to fitness, just register as an individual on the programs website. As part of the program, the arboretum is offering the following programs until March: Outdoor Adventur e Kids Bootcamp: Ever y first and third Saturday at 9:30 a.m. (an outdoor, low-impact, fitness pr ogram for elementar y aged kids, all levels wel come). A W alk In The Woods: Every second and fourth Saturday at 8 a.m. (fitness walk, brisk hike, all ages are welcome). Nature Walk with a naturalist/biologist: Every second and fourth Saturday at 9:30 a.m. (the second Satur day walk will featur e family friendly activities and the fourth is aimed for adults and/or older children). It is the arbor etum s hope that the competition will intr oduce childr en and their families to the fun and value of exercising outdoors together. Along the way, they will also learn about the natural world that surrounds us. Nourishing an appreciation for the outdoors at an early age is essential to fostering a healthy lifestyle and a lifelong respect for our environment. The Jacksonville Arbor etum & Gar dens is located at 1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville. Visit www.jacksonvillearbor etum.or g. Arboretum he lps kids step out in nature SUBMITTED Y Y o o u u n n g g v v i i r r t t u u o o s s o o s s Second graders Lindsey Bittner and Joseph Danker, two of the newest members of the Faith Christian Academy String Or chestra, ar e shown her e working to master their classical instruments for upcoming performances for Veterans Day and the Christmas holidays. The orchestra meets twice a week after school, and is directed by Marjorie Dutilly. A A c c a a d d e e m m y y c c o o u u n n c c i i l l S t. Michael Academy is proud of all of its students who ran for of fice for the 2014-15 school year The students prepared posters and signs and gave speeches to eacho f the classrooms. C lassmates voted on their officers and repr esentatives. St. Michael Academy student council officers are: President John Powell; Vice Pr esident Ella Schoeni ng; Secretary Jimmy D edmon; Treasurer Lauren Merritt; Classroom Representatives: Grade 1, Sarah Benjamin; Grade 2A, Lilly Logsdon; Grade 2B, Bella Dillingham; Grade 3, Tessa Washechek; Grade 4, Elizabeth Green; Grade 5, Emily Houston; Grade 6, Livi Warren; Grade 7, Alby Lai; and Grade 8, Louis Llerandi. SUBMITTED


H OMES F R IDAY O C TOBER 10, 2014News-Leader 6 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 95219 BERMUDA DRIVE HereIam-still waiting for you to pick me up! I am abeautiful home, the best deal in Amelia National, agated Community just offAmelia Island and 15 minutes fromJacksonville airport. 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A nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to coastal Georgia. Visitors may venture to the nearby ruins of a tabby mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War. A nyone interesting in carpooling should contact Jane Bailey at W W i i l l d d N N i i t t e e W ild Amelias October W ild Nite, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Peck Center Auditorium, 516 South 10th St., will focus on energy conservation, specifically the benefits of solar ener gy. Guest speaker will be Pete Wilking, whod esigns and installs solar p ower systems for homes, b usinesses and government agencies. As president of A1A Solar, he has overseen the installation of solar energy systems that have har vested more than 1.3 gigawatt hours o f solar energy. He consults w ith homeowners, builders a nd ar c hitects on ener gy ef ficient constr u ction and energy conservation techniques that reduce pollution and help clean up the environment. For mor e infor mation visit and Wild A melia 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 Florida 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 featur e Dr Charles Covell, c urator of moths at the University of Floridas McGuir e Center The meeting is free and open to the public. Visit or call (904 for additional information. P P l l a a n n t t C C l l i i n n i i c c O n Oct. 20 fr om 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic at the Y u lee Extension office. All county r esidents ar e invited to bring plant samples showing probl ems in their landscapes. P roblems will be identified and solutions offered for correction. There is no fee for this service. For infor mation call 8791019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays, at 491-7340. 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 Conser vation 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 luncheon. The event is Oct. 24 at 10 a.m.-1:30 pm. Fee is $145/person, with a small por tion ben efiting future ATC tree plantings, preservation and education outreach. Suppor t the pr eser vation of Amelia Islands maritime canopy and the conservation of thr eatened and endanger ed animals. Go to www.ameliatr eeconser for information and to download a sign-up form. For information email ATC at info@ameliatr eeconser vancy .or g. The deadline for the completed for m and check has been extended to Oct. 15. P P r r e e s s e e r r v v a a t t i i o o n n w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p The city of Fernandina Beach and the Amelia Island Museum of History will pr esent a Historic Pr eser vation W orkshop Oct 25 from 9 a.m.-noon at the museum, 233 S. Thir d St. Scott Sidler of the Craftsman Blog will discuss topics concerning plaster in historic homes and will give a handson demonstration on how to repair plaster. S idler owns Austin Home Restorations, which speciali zes in renovating and restoring historic homes in Orlando. He is also the creator of The Craftsman Blog and author of Living in the Past: An Owners G uide to Understanding & Repairing an Old Home. RSVP t o Questions? Call 261-7378. P P l l a a n n t t c c l l i i n n i i c c On Oct. 25, County Extension Director/Horticulture Extension Agent Becky Jordi w ill conduct a Plant Clinic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at F ernandina Mulch and Stone. All county residents are invite d to bring plant samples showing problems in their landscapes. Problems will be identified and solutions offered for correction. There i s no fee for this service. For information call 879-1019. 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 O n Oct. 25 from 4-7 p.m. the Jacksonville Arboretum &G ardens will host Wine and D ine in the Woods with n umerous area restaurants providing samples of their signature dishes. Taste from 75 imported and domestic wines in a complimentary wine glassf rom Southern Wine & Spirits, or New Belgium and S am Adams beers from Champion Brands, along with o ther custom-crafted beers. Stroll the trails of the Arboretum while the North Florida Bluegrass Association and an appearance from Jaxson DeVille entertain you. Visit www.jacksonvillearb f or details and to purchase t ickets. 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 Amanda Mar ek of the UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Service, Agri-culture & Natural Resources, willh ost a Beekeeping for B eeginners workshop Nov. 1 f r o m 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Extension office, 543350 US 1, Callahan. T opics include A Bit of Bee Biology; Your Beekeeping Equipment; Getting Started; Managing Your Beehives;L ocal Botany Buffet for Bees; H ow-to s of Har vesting H oney; Regulations, Inspections & Africanized Bees; and questions and answers with exper ts and local vendors. Ther e will be a chance to win a live hive. Tickets are $20 (cashh ive is valued at $285. All proc eeds go to the Nassau C ounty Beekeepers Club. Call 879-1019 to r egister by Oct. 29. Fee is $15/person (cash only materials. Lunch is pr ovided. G G i i v v i i n n g g T T r r e e e e s s f f o o r r k k i i d d s s Wild Amelia and the A melia Tree Conservancy will p resent The Giving Trees, a natur e education pr ogram for children ages 7-14 on Nov. 1 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Goffinsville Park, 95001 Gof finsville Road in Nassauville. Enjoy a guided walk by Nassau County forester Dave Holley. Children working towards their Junior Naturalist status will complete an activity in the Junior Naturalist booklet, The Maritime For est, available for $5 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, the Book Loft, Books Plus, Fort Clinch Visitor Center, Coastal Trader II or Kayak Amelia. Meet at 10 a.m. at the picnic area for an activity before the walk. Rain date is Nov 22. The program is free and limited to 15 children, but adults are encouraged to come along. To register, email Robyn Nemes at 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 & Gardens will celebrate its sixth anniversary Nov. 8 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Art of Nature is a family friendly event that includes live music, stor ytelling, food, childrens crafts, guided natur e walks, natur e related mer chandise and other fun activities. A sculpture exhibit by local artists will weave around the Lake Loop and adjacent trails. The primary purpose is to give citizens a day of fun. By attracting new visitors, the arbor etum will raise awar eness of this natural world that seems so far away, but actually is close to home. Visit www.jacksonvillearbor etum.or g/eventsactivities/ for details. HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS Feed the hungry, visit fair for free For the News-Leader A t Feed the Hungry Monday on Oct. 20 from 5-11 p .m., anyone who brings two non-perishable food items will be admitted for free to the Northeast Florida Fair in Callahan. All donations benefit the Barnabas Center Food Pantry.I tems always in short supply in the pantry are canned tuna a nd chicken, peanut butter, low sodium canned soups and vegetables, oatmeal and rice. Last year more than 1,450 pounds of food was generously donated by fairgoers. Over the past 12 months, Barnabas experienced a 50 percent increase in food provided to more than 14,000 people in N assau County. To keep pace with the growing need, Barnabas recently expanded its food pantry to provide more fresh and frozen food to people who need it. Last year Barnabas provided 1,666 households with food equating to 143,000 meals to Nassau County residents. Barnabas Center is a multifaceted organization that serves as the safety net for Nassau C ounty residents in crisis by providing financial assistance, f ood assistance, and medical and dental care for low-income residents. Barnabas was established as a nonprofit 501(c3ganization in 1986. Funding from churches, civic groups, charit able foundations, local businesses and private individuals e nables Barnabas to carry out its mission: To provide assistance to individuals and families in crisis throughout Nassau County. Through its multiple programs, Barnabas strives toward realizing its vision: To be the primary nonprofit resource in N assau County providing assistance to connect individu als and families to services that will help them overcome crisis and achieve self-sufficiency Barnabas has offices in Fernandina Beach, Hilliard and Callahan. F or more information about services call 261-7000 or toll f ree at 888-885-6498. Or visit the Barnabas website at www. ALL ABOUT POLLINATORS PHOTOS BY JOANNE TEMPLETON/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Mor e than 30 homeowners attended the Bring on the Pollinators class conducted by County Extension Dir ector/Hor ticultur e Agent Becky Jor di, top. She e xplained what pollination is, why it is impor tant to our f ood supply the plant biology associated with pollina t ion, and animal pollinators. Jordi, who has a degree in biology and a special interest in insects, also described the top bee pollinators and the plants each favors. A bee-house workshop followed Jor di s pr e sentation, above. Left, homeowner Laura Keller man, left, was happy to have the winning raf f le ticket for a bean can bee house painted by local ar tist Susan Sellner, who w as a surprise guest at the Mason Bee workshop held r ecently. PHOTO BY BEA WALKER/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER


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W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y 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 S S E E R R V V I I C C E E D D I I R R E E C C T T O O R R Y Y I I S S L L O O C C A A T T E E D D B B E E L L O O W W 7B N EWS -L EADER F R IDAY O C TOBER 10, 2014 1 00ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 01Card of Thanks 102Lost &Found 103In Memoriam 104Personals1 05Public Notice 106Happy Card 1 07Special Occasion 1 08Gift Shops 2 00EMPLOYMENT 201Help Wanted 202Sales-Business 203Hotel/Restaurant 2 04Work Wanted 2 05Live-in Help 206Child Care 207Business Opportunity 300EDUCATION 3 01Schools & Instruction 302Diet/Exercise 3 03Hobbies/Crafts 3 05Tutoring 3 06Lessons/Classes 400FINANCIAL 401Mortgage Bought/Sold 402Stocks &Bonds 4 03 F inancial-Home/Property 4 04Money To Loan 500FARM & ANIMAL 501Equipment 502Livestock & Supplies5 03Pets/Supplies 504Services 6 00MERCHANDISE 6 01Garage Sales 6 02Articles for Sale 603Miscellaneous 604Bicycles 605Computers-Supplies 6 06 P hoto Equipment &Sales 6 07Antiques-Collectibles 608Produce 609Appliances 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 6 11Home Furnishings 612Muscial Instruments 6 13 T elevision-Radio-Stereo 6 14Jewelry/Watches 6 15Building Materials 616Storage/Warehouses 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 618Auctions 6 19Business Equipment 6 20Coal-Wood-Fuel 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 623Swap/Trade 6 24Wanted to Buy 625Free Items 7 00RECREATION 7 01Boats &Trailers 7 02Boat Supplies/Dockage 703 Sports Equipment Sales 704Recreation Vehicles 705 Computers &Supplies 8 00REAL ESTATE 8 01 W anted to Buy or Rent 802Mobile Homes 803Mobile Home Lots 804Amelia Island Homes8 05Beaches 806Waterfront 8 07Condominimus 8 08Off Island/Yulee 8 09Lots 810Farms & Acreage 811Commercial/Retail 812Property Exchange 8 13Investment Property 8 14West Nassau County 815Kingsland/St. Marys 816Camden County 817Other Areas 8 50RENTALS 851Roommate Wanted 8 52Mobile Homes 8 53Mobile Home Lots 8 54Room 855 Apartments-Furnished 856Apartments-Unfurn. 857Condos-Furnished 8 58Condos-Unfurnished 859Homes-Furnished 860Homes-Unfurnished 8 61Vacation Rentals 862Bed & Breakfast 863Office 8 64Commercial/Retail 865Warehouse 9 01TRANSPORTATION 9 01Automobiles 902Trucks 9 03Vans 904Motorcycles 905Commercial B B U U D D D D Y Y S S P P A A I I N N T T I I N N G GQuality Work at Reasonable PricesNo Job Too Small or Too LargeLicensed Bonded Insured FREE ESTIMATES AVAILABLE225-9292 WINDOWWASHING ROOFING HANDYMAN SERVICES State Reg. Building Contractor 40 Years Experience Licensed Insured State Licensed RB0055959GARAGES ROOM ADDITIONS NEW HOMESQU ALITY GU AR ANTEED 24x24 Wood Frame Only Additional Cost for Concrete Block845-3350 BRANNANCONSTRUCTION 2-Car Garages$16,49500 P PE E R R F F E E C C T TC CL L E E A A N N, I IN N C C. .P P l l e e a a s s e e C C a a l l l l U U s s A A t t 7 7 5 5 3 3 3 3 0 0 6 6 7 7HOMESCONDOS OFFICESBONDED,INSURED CLEANING SERVICE Steven Hair Maintenance, Inc. The local guy since1984 Quit Paying Too Much!Operator or door replacements Broken springs Cables Transmitter replacement Stripped gears Service for all makes & models904-277-2086GARAGE DOOR & OPERATOR SYSTEMS Re-Roofing Is Our Specialty C C O O A A S S T T A A L L R R O O O O F F I I N N G G S S Y Y S S T T E E M M S SNassau Countys Largest Roofing & Siding Contractor Serving Satisfied Homebuilders & Homeowners Since 1993 Re-Roofing New Roofing Siding Soffit & Fascia261-2233Free EstimatesACoastal Building Systems Co CCC-057020 Call a News-Leader AD-Visor at 261-3696 and let them help you put the Service Directory to work for you. Two sizes available to meet your companys needs. PAINTING YOUR BUSINESS B B o o b b s s I I r r r r i i g g a a t t i i o o n n & & L L a a n n d d s s c c a a p p i i n n g g I I n n c c . Full Service Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design & Installation Irrigation Installation & Repair Outdoor Lighting Solutions Seasonal Lighting Projects Sod Installation & Repair Concrete Pavers & Fire Pits Deck Installation & Repair Retaining Walls &Ponds Grading Services & Drainage904-261-5040ES12000919 Scott LawsonSales ConsultantChris LoweSales ConsultantRon Anderson464054 SR 200 Yulee(904Serving Nassau County for over 20 years with WERE STILLHERE! NEW& USED CARS LAWN MAINTENANCE CONCRETE 6Seamless Aluminum GuttersFINANCINGAVAILABLE When It Rains Be Prepared.(904261-1940LICENSED&INSUREDLowell Duster AMELIA ISLAND GUTTERS THIS SPACE AVAILABLEAdvertise In the News-Leader Service Directory! Call 261-3696 and findout how to put your advertising dollars to work for you! PRESSURE WASHINGRAYOROURKEHouses Trailers Patios Driveways etc.Wood Decks Cleaned & ResealedFREEESTIMATES261-4353 PRESSURE WASHING THIS SPACE AVAILABLEAdvertise In The News-Leader Service Directory! Call 261-3696 and find out how to put your advertising dollars to work for you! Patios Sidewalks & driveway add-ons, starting at$749Wewill meet or beat any reasonable quotes .Highest Quality Lowest PricesLicensed & BondedOffice: (904 Cell: (904 Place an Ad! Call 261-3696 HANDYMANInterior & Exterior Work 15 Years Experience No Job Too Big. Senior & War Vet Discounts(904608 cell (586NOMONEYDOWN CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION COMPUTER SERVICES HOME REPAIRHOME INSPECTIONSSTATE CERTIFIEDLocally Owned &Operated904-491-4383 L icensed & Insured # CGC1510728Osborne Construction Inc.State General ContractorCustom Homes, Additions, Home Repair All Types, Siding, Windows & Doors, Decks, Fences and out building904-753-1156 AMELIA TECH-BYTESResidential Tech Services By Appointment PC Training Mac Setup Smartphone Networking Tablet Repair 557-6586 GARAGE DOORSSERVICEDIRECTORY Remove the old grass. $350 per pallet. Sod & Labor included. Noupfront fees. Call (904) 868-7602SOD REPLACEMENT DELIVERING FOR YOU THIS SPACE AVAILABLEAdvertise In The News-Leader Service Directory! Call 261-3696 and find out how to put your advertising dollars to work for you! WEDO WINDOWS!Call Rob & Ashleynow! 904-261-2807Experienced Window Washers Free Estimates & Competitive Pricing includes all Amelia Island Residents. SpecializingintheSummer Beach area. ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 02 Lost & Found D RIVERS-CLASS A SOUTHEAST R EGIONALDEDICATED A NNOUNCING Pay and B enefit Increase of over $ 3000.00/ Year! HOME WEEKLY*.40 CPM 6PAID HOLIDAYS! (120.00/day 23-2500 MILES PER WEEK! Sign On BONUS! N O TOUCH FREIGHT! B e working in a week! 18 month CDL e xp reqd. Paper Transport, Inc IMMEDIATE OPENINGS A pply on-line @ w 1-855-784-5627 1 05 Public Notice ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised H erein is subject to the F ederal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to adv e rtise any prefere nce, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,h andicap, familial status or n ational origin, or the intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation o f the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings a dvertised are available on an e qual opportunity basis. If you believe that you may have been discriminated against inc onnection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentHUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. E MPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted 2 01 Help Wanted 2 01 Help Wanted 6 01 Garage Sales 6 01 Garage Sales LOST DOG male Dachshund mix last seen in Chester Rd. area. Name is Buddy. Needs medication. Please call 5 83-0732 or Dr. Carter 225-2050. If You Have Lost Your Pet please check the Nassau Humane Society facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next to the airport (904 Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078L icense Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers license building (904 LOST MENS BLACK RAY BAN P RESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES S at. 1 0/4, possibly at Estate Sale on the P lantation. Pls call if found, 261-6494. L ANDSCAPE INSTALLER NEEDED M ust be a motiv ated person with 1 year experience or more with Landscape Installation. Must ha v e a v alid Florida Driv ers License. Please call James (904 PART-TIME MUSIC TEACHER N EEDED Amelia Island Montessori School is seeking a short-term (through December 17theacher one day a week, approximately five h ours. Must ha v e credentials to supp ort the position. Please call (904 6610 or email Phyllis Rouse at ph yllis.rouse@ameliaislandmontessori.c om Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process m edical claims from home. Call the F eder a l T r ade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1(877 T C-HELP. A message from the N ews-Leader and the FTC. H ELP WANTED P art -time Breakfast Cook. Must apply in person at Seaside A melia Inn, 2900 Atlantic Ave. O FFICE ASSISTANT /CUSTOMER SERVIC Full time/part-time. Assisting customers, processing jobs, detail oriented. Not a desk job. Stop by Amelia Island Graphics, 2162 SadlerR oad for an application. ADVANCE REHABILITATION in F ernandina Beach is seeking a self m otivated, part-time Front Office A ssistant. The position requires a strong work ethic, good organizational and customer service skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks. I nterested candidates please fax resume to (904 P ART-TIME M AINTENANCE WORKER Boutique Hotel is in need of a part-time maintenance worker two to three days per week. Ideal candidate will be able t o make repairs, paint and handle o verall upkeep of property as needed. Interested applicants can apply at 98 South Fletcher, Fernandina Beach. EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERSearn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers.H ome most weekends. (843 / www .bulldoghiw a y .com EOE. ANF P ART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER B outique Hotel seeks part-time weekend housekeeper two or three days per week (Mostly SAT & SUN). Interested applicants can apply at 98 South Fletcher, Fernandina Beach. HIRING CLASS A CDL DRIVERS!! Wall Timber Products, Inc. is hiring CHIPS and BARK drivers in and around our Callahan, FL division. Must have a current Class A CDL, current medical card, and a current MVR within 30 days. Interested parties may contact Dean at (904y email at H OUSEKEEPER: Greyfield Inn C umberland Island. I n residence position, dining experience required. $25,500 per annum.Apply 4 North 2nd Street, Suite 300, Fernandina Beach or call 261-6408 for application. PT TIME SERVER Boutique Hotel seeks part-time server to assist with order taking and a continuous refreshing of beverages and plate remo v a l throughout shift. Position Fri/Sat/Sun beginning at 7:00AM. Interested applicants can apply at 98 South Fletcher, Fernandina Beach. C ARE CENTERS OF NASSA U has an opening for LPN. Florida licenser equired. Hours: Saturday, Sunday, Monday 8am-8pm. Apply at 95146 Hendricks Rd, F ernandina Beach, FL 32034 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to driv e for CONW A Y TRUCKL OAD. No experience needed. Local CDL training. Apply today 1-800876-7364. ANF THE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND is looking for expd Food & Beverage S erv ers, Line Cook & Catering Assistant. Call 277-8015 or come b y to c omplete application at 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy. SALES POSITION AVAILABLE If you are looking for a career, not just a job with long term employment, we o ffer man y benefits. Insur ance, 401K, paid v acations. Draw plus commission. P erformance bonuses paid quarterly. We are a Drug Free work place. Apply in Person 850910 US 17 Yulee, FL. Ask f or Mr. Green (904 CARE CENTERS OF NASSAU has an immediate opening for Maintenance Technician. Maintenance skills required. Apply at 95146 Hendricks Rd.,F ernandina Beach, FL 32034. PART-TIME HOMEHEALTH AIDE and RN for home visits. Nassau County only. Mileage compensation. ( 904)277-8330 or fax (904)277-7923 2 04 Work Wanted S EMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Small jobs welcomed. (904 E DUCATION 301 Schools & I nstruction 8 04 Amelia Island Homes 8 08 Off Island/ Y ulee A IRLINE CAREERS Start Here Get F AA certified w/hands on training in A viation Maintenance. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-5838. ANF FINANCIAL 403 Finance H ome/Property NEED CASH If y o u are receiving payments on one of the following: note & trust deed, mortgage land salec ontract, fax J.C. Patton Brokerage Service, 841 Newport Rd., Lexington, M S 39095, 1-662-834-1033. ANF FARMS & ANIMALS 503 Pets/Supplies BEAUTIFUL PUREBRED BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES 1 male, 5 females. All are Blue Merles. $275. Call (904 635-5864. MERCHANDISE 601 Garage Sales OCEAN REACH ANNUAL YARD SALE Fri. 10/10 & Sat. 10/11, 8am-1pm. Glassw a re, dishes, collectibles, clothing, purses, books, chairs, tools & a l ittle bit of everything else. E STATE/MOVING SALE R ain or s hine. Fri. 10/10 & Sat. 10/11, 8am2pm. Furniture, kitchen items & more. 86115 Meadowwood Dr., Yulee. MOVING SALE Fri. 10/10 and Sat. 10/11, 9am-3pm, Fernandina Beach C ondo # 6333 on W. 3rd St. off Tarpon Avenue. Furniture, furnishings, misc. all must go! Please, no early birds! MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE S aturday morning at Lisas, 2106 Jekyll Ct., across from the YMCA. Toys, clothes, kitchen goods & more! Dont miss it. 8am-1pm. GARAGE SALE Azalea Pointe subd. Golf clubs, small appliances, bar stools, lighthouses, assorted knick-knacks.S at. 10/11, 8am-1pm. AMELIA ISLAND SELF STORAGE ANNUAL MULTI-UNIT GARAGE SALE Sat. 10/11, 8am-1pm. All u nits are indoors & climate controlled. Great stuff! 26111 Bailey Rd. NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE Sat. 10/11 at 8am. Isle de Mai Neighborhood off Bailey Rd. on Amelia Island, near ACE. Multiple families participating. Baby items, home goods, furniture, clothes, electronics. MULTI-FAMILY SALE Fri. 10/10 & Sat. 10/11, 9am-2pm. 4433 Bean St., Parkway North. Spode Christmas china, c ustom cornices, drapes, bar stools, DR t able, bike, toys, linens, books, kitchen items, material, clothes. FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. 10/11, 8am-2pm. 97412 Amy Dr. off Chester Rd. Furniture, new items, household items, school supplies, clothes, holiday items, Avon, tools & lots more. TOOLS! Shelving, some furniture, Dickens Christmas Village houses, Christmas decor, kitchen & household. FUN! Sat. 10/11, 8am-noon. Not ear-l ier. 215 North 17th St., Fernandina. AMELIA PARK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE w ith many streets participating. S at. 10/11 from 8am-2pm. Citrona Dr. to YMCA entrance at Park St. or 14th St. entrance. S hop & have fun! YARD SALE Fri. 10/10 & Sat. 10/11, 7 am-5pm. 210 Citrona Dr., F.B. 32034. M ulti-family. Toys, holiday items, household, clothes, new T1-11 siding, & lots more. YARD SALE Sat. 10/11, 9am-6pm. T he Dome Healing Center parking lot, 5024 First Coast Hwy. Lots of items. Everything must go. Make an offer. 6 03 Miscellaneous SAFE STEP WALK-INTub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic jets. Less that 4 step-in.W ide door. Anti slip floors. American made. Installation included. Call 1800-605-6035 for $750 off. ANF ATTENTION Viagra & Cialis users. A cheaper alternative to high drugstore p rices. 50 pill special $99 Free shipping. 100% guaranteed. Call now 1-800-943-8953. ANF 611 Home Furnishings CONVENTIONAL COUCH & LOVE SEAT from Ashley Furniture. Brown w/leather arms with orange, a little blue & yellow pillows. $300 for couch; $ 250 for love seat. (904 R OUND SOLID WOOD TABLE with 4 padded chairs. In good shape. $150.C all (904ve message. RECREATION 701 Boats & Trailers 1 4 FT. JON BOAT with Minn Cota t rolling motor oars, battery, $500. (904 REAL ESTATE S ALES 1ST AVE. 5BR/3BA, 2 car garage, partial ocean view. Great 2 story beach house can easily be returned to a duplex. $375K. No brokers please. (904 8 06 Waterfront W aterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. O PEN HOUSE S unday, 11am-2pm. 3 BR/2BA. 95139 Ventures Court. $ 233,333. (973 8 09 Lots H IGHLAND DUNES B eautiful house lot. Set up for full basement/in-law apt. Private backyard. Asking $99,000. C all (508 8 17 Other Areas PREVIOUSLY BANK FORECLOSURE 5.65 acres only $14,900. 29.1 acre creek front $29,900. Mtn views, rushing trout stream, minutes to 40,000 acre lak e, adjoins state park. Roads, utilties, financing. Call (877 520-6719 or Remax (423 ANF


8B F RIDAY O CTOBER 10, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader JUST LISTED! 60 Seat Restaurant complete with equipment Mid-Island Fast Food turnkey operation Warehouses 4 Lease2 ,000 SF up to 3,000 SF from $1,100 per month Office Space -includes utilities & high speed internet from $275 mo. Investor Office for S ale w/ long term cash flow&highCAP rate Call today for more d etails or let us know w hat you need. Amelia Coastal 904-261-2770Contact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: RENTALS 9 04.2 61.4 066LASSERREReal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L O NG T ERM RENT A LS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2 ,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, large lot,gourmet kitchen,many other bonuses.$1,950/mo.Plus utilities. Ocean front 2br 2ba condo,2nd floor no elevator,furnished $2,000 a month 1br 1ba carriage house,downtown a rea $1,000 a month includes water/sewer/garbage Forest Ridge Townhouse 2BR/ 1 .5Bath $1,450.00 with some utilities,furnished. V A C A T ION RENT A L AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/1BA Ocean-view.487 S. F letcher.Across the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & phone. C OMMER C IAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic District 1500 + Sq.Ft.$ 2,400.00/mo. 800sf Office/Retail spaces,A1A next to Peacock Electric $12/sq.ft.+ Cam & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 r ooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $ 1050/mo.+ sales tax. Unit 102 Amelia Park Suites,2 o ffices with large reception.$1,450 +tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle H ouse,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/ + tax.Sale also considered. C YAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with Country Charm!C lose to schools & shopping. 20 minutes to Jacksonville3Bedroom Special$775/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 S at. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 3 7149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt. C all Today!(904 LOTS ATLIGHTHOUSE CIRCLEA wesome view of Egans Creek & Fort Clinch S t Park Single family estate lot adjacent to h istoric landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 3 70+/ft on Navigable side of Egans Creek and is one of the highest elevations on the east coast. $795,000 MLS# 37069 9 6106 WADES PLACEFormerly the Down Under Restaurant, one of F ernandina's landmark restaurants on deep water w/ dock & small craft launch. Tons of potential for this truly one-of-a-kind property with endless possibilities. Also includes large deck,"party" shed, 3 apartments and office/mgr space. Must see to appreciate!PROPERTYSOLD AS IS $650,000. MLS#61913 87067 HAVEN ROADJ ust over 3 acres of land, with a Mobile home i n place. Home is anchored on concrete footi ngs, several storage sheds behind home conv ey. Lot has been sectioned into several different fields for livestock or horses. Owner is aLicensed Realtor. Culvert and entrance to property is negotiable. $135,000 MLS#6131036841 PINE STMINI COUNTRYESTATEOlder 5 Bed/2Ba Home with Character, Charm & Lots ofPotential Family Room & Great Room. 2 Sided Fireplace, Master Downstairs,Carport &S eparate Large Utility Room. Seller will provide a One Year H omeWarranty!!! Situated on 4 Acres with mature trees. Large Oak! Fronts paved roads. Small older barn. Horse & Pony are allowed, call for information. From Traffic light go west on CR 108, turn Left on Pine Street, Home onLeft. Large Magnolia Tree in front. Property extends to Ingraham Road &backs to the fence line.$298,000 MLS#62347 SOUTH FLETCHER AVENUEPristine 75' Oceanfront lot on Amelia Island. Y our chance to own one of the few remaining O ceanfront lots available on Amelia Island. Buy now for either investment or to build. $528,500 MLS#56671 CUSTOMIZED 3BR/2BACustomized 3 Br with a office/study, Split Bedroom, has transom windows for natural light in hallway, tintedwindows in kitchen dining, custom built in shelving Granite Countertops. Garage is heated & cooled, located on the south end of Amelia Island, home in Golfside South with a Championship golf course short walk to beachs, with community pool. Pool and beach access for Golfside is located on Ritz side of road. Whole house wired for security system.$ 459,000 MLS#5907086088 RHOERLAN PLACELarge undeveloped parcel on Lofton Creek, Feasibility study done in 2012shows 15 lots, 7on the creek is on file in our office. $515,000 MLS#60872 HISTORIC DISTRICT This 2784 appox. sq. ft. vintage home has been modified into 4 apartments.The largest apartment has a fireplace, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen. Rent all units or live in one and rent the others out. The property consists of 3-1br/1ba & 1-2br/1ba. $302,000 MLS#53575 1521 FERNANDINAROAD Private Home on an estate sized lot, located on the Island. Centrally located on the island, this home is close to the beach, shopping areas, and downtown, yet still in the county. This area is one of the only ones on the Island that allows horses. Arare property for sure! $625,000 MLS#626642.66 ACRE LOT in Nassauville, undeveloped and ready to build. Deeded Access to Rainbow Acres Boat Ramp and short distance from new county boat ramp. $135,000 MLS #63575 COMMERCIALLOT 851018 US Why 17 (zoned CG has 100' Frontage on US Highway 17. It does have a 30X20 Block Building divided into 3 separate bays with roll up doors; which need work. Take down the building and build to suit or renovate the building to fit your business. $71,000 AWESOME VIEW of Egans Creek & Ft. Clinch State Park, single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft. on navigable Egans Creek. One of the highest elevations on the east coast. Possible oceanview and/or view of downtown Fernandina Beach. Tree/top/boundary survey on file $795,000 MLS#37069 Ocean front 75 ft lot $528,500 MLS 56671525'X125' INDUSTRIALMANUFACTURING LOTS in the City of Fernandina Beach. Adjacent to the Port of Fernandina, Kinder Morgan, and Fernandina's Historic District, 2.5 blocks from Centre Street. Soil and Environmental Site Assessment by Ellis & AssociatesSandy Soil, No Contamination, SJRWMD Permit is expiredon proposed Development (2006Tri or Quad Plex sits on lots 8 & 9 currently leased. Zero setback on front and side,20' in rear for new construction. Property outside Historic District in Community Redevelopment District with tax benefits. YULEEMINI WAREHOUSE Good opportunity to grow your own self storage facility and/or add new retail/office. 570on U.S. 17, total 3.5 acres+/-. Warehouse on approx. 2acres. $1,575,000 RESIDENTIALLOT 1323 Beech Street. 51 x 86 feet corner lot at 14th Street and Beech. 64 ACRES along Amelia Island Parkway for a Master Planned Development R E D U C E D LOTS COMMERCIAL& DEVELOPMENT 3028S. 8th St./A1A, Fernandina Beach, FL32035w lasserrerealestate@att.net904-261-4066 Think Ill let that native land agent be my guide. LASSERREREALESTATE, INC. 511Ash Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 (904 R EAL ESTATE R ENTALS 2BR 1ST AVE to share. Your part $ 600/mo. (includes all Mature, professional, must work a full time job. (404ve a msg. 8 61 Vacation R entals 860 Homes U nfurnished 851 Roommate W anted 8 60 Homes Unfurnished TRANSPORTATION 9 01 Automobiles 1 994 JEEP WRANGLERS 4.0, 6 cylinder, auto., 2 tops, runs great, no leaks. $5,500. (904 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Ice cold A/C. Runs great. 100,000 miles. $4,500/OBO. (904 OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904R ealtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, b reak room, & security. For info call (904 OCEAN CLUB DRIVE HOUSE IN THE PLANTATION on golf course/lake (across street from ocean (over 5300sf). Partly furnished, pool, s pa, elevator plus more amenities. $5,000/mo + utilities. (904 3BR/2BA HOME FOR RENT Split f loor plan, fireplace, large back deck, oversized double garage. Convenient to the island and off island shopping. Security deposit required. $1200/mo. C all for info 753-9061. VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. C haplin Williams Rentals, The Area's P remier Rental Company NICE 3BR/2BA Chester Rd., Yulee. CH&A, $1095/mo + $1095 sec dep.A vail now. A LSO o ther rentals available o n island, 1-3BR. (904 8 56 Apartments U nfurnished O CEAN VIEW UPSTAIRS DUPLEX $1200/mo. One huge BR/study, 1-1/2 baths, lg living rm/dining area/kitchen, e nclosed front porch, open side porch, great garage, storage area. Includes W/D, D/W, stove, fridge. 2337 S. Fletcher. (90490417754 D UPLEX 2 BR/1BA, older, shaded lot, near bicycle path and the beach. $900/mo. + deposit. (904 VILLA 4 minutes to beach, 2 minutes to public golf course. Pool. 2BR/3.5BA. R edecorated kitchen, LR, & master b edroom. Lovely. (904 8 52 Mobile Homes SINGLEWIDE TRAILER 2BR/1BA, family room built on, double carport, 2 storage sheds. Mutt (904 Deposit required. A FFORDABLE LIVING B ring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (9045 577. STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly or monthly. Call (904