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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 84 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY O CTOBER 17, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS fbnewsleader.com $ 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: 8142 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 . It was really just happenstance. I didnt go looking for the guy. Library to close Nov. 19Dec. 12 MICHAEL PARNELL News-Leader The good news is the new wing of the Fernandina Beach branch ofN assau County Libraries will be completed sooner than expected. The bad news is, for library patrons anyway, the library will be closed for more than three weeks to accomplish the move. Finally, the Fernandina Beach Branch Library will be moving into its n ew home! said Nassau County Libraries Director Dawn Bostwick in a p ress release issued Wednesday. She said the Fernandina library at 25 N. Fourth St. would close Nov. 19 to relocate to the newly completed library wing, with a scheduled reopening int he new wing Dec. 13. The older section of the library will t hen be closed for repairs and renovat ion until the end of January. The new Childr e s Cor ner, Meeting Room and Browsing Area will temporarily house half of the librarys collection. The existing 6,000 squar e feet of collection space will be reduced to only 2,500 squar e feet during this phase of the project. Over 35,000 items w ill need to go to good foster homes, o r be stor ed until the existing building i s r e novated, accor d ing to the press release. Librar y patr o ns ar e ur ged to help with the move by temporarily storing LIBRARY Continued on 4A No gag order int eacher sex case ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader Nassau County Circuit Court Judge Adrian Soud has denied a media gag or der sought by defense attor neys for Daniel Wright, the Fernandina Beach High School media teacher charged with having sex with an underage student and child pornography. Callahan defense attorney Gary Baker said at a hearing W ednesday that his request for a gag order was prompted by an Aug. 8 article in the News-Leader Baker said Wright, 32, had been the subject of several newspaper articles in the county, but particularly noted a story in the News-Leader that quoted Assistant State Attorney Donna Thurson, who is r epr esenting the alleged victims. Thurson, who had asked in the article for par ents to talk to their childr en and come forward with any information regarding Wright, said at Wednesdays hearing that the public has the right to know about threats. She also noted there was knowledge by law enfor cement of other WRIGHT Continued on 4A Man kills his boss years later SIN PERRY News-Leader I t was an old grudge nearly a decade had passed but when Allen J. Fourtunia saw his former boss at the Walmart Supercenter in Yulee Tuesday evening, he took the opportunity to mow him down with his car. But according to several 911 calls Four tunia made after the attack, he wasnt entirely sure he had killed ther ight person. I want you do me a favor, Im going t o hang up, the 59-year-old retired Florida National Guardsman told a dispatcher in one call. Why? she asked. Because I want you to confirm to me that the person that I killed in theW almar t parking lot was Steve Swan. I c ant live with myself if I t hought I killed somebody that wasnt him. When you find that out, call me back. He should have had a wal let in his pocket that would have identified him. Call me back when you find out, Four tunia s aid matter of factly a little br eathl essness betraying the calm in his v oice. OK, Ill call you back, the dispatcher replied. The brutal attack Fourtunia also stomped on Steven Swans head after hitting him left bystanders wondering how violence they nor mally associate w ith a big city had come to Y ulee. This isnt Jacksonville, this is Y u lee, said one man, echoing the sen timents of dozens of others stuck in the parking lot in the drizzling rain as police closed access to the surrounding neighborhoods of Amelia Lakes, the Cottages at Stoney Creek and Beachway at Nassau Lakes, wher e Fourtunia lived, holed up and died after t he attack. H e called 911 fr o m his home, saying he wanted to tell his stor y because Im a dead man anyway And talk he did, to the dispatcher In the rambling call mor e than 17 minutes long Four tunia gr e w incr eas ingly angry and suicidal and at one point shot out his window at a pickup t ruck in his backyard he thought was p roviding cover for police officers. He also threatened to kill police if they did not back off. When the dispatcher asked that he not shoot at officers, it would not helpr esolve the situation, Four tunia gr ew angry. Theyre not resolving sh because in order to hear my story Im going to lose all my pension and go to jail for life so you might as well consider me suicidal, he said. Im listening, just keep talking, the dispatcher replied. Fourtunia said the U.S. government had br ought him to this point, that it had backed him into a corner According to the call, Fourtunia said he had been laid of f from Kings Bay in 2005 as a thr eat under the Patriot Act and put on unpaid leave, and he blamed Swan for targeting him. Some people said I was crazy Four tunia said at one point. OK, fair enough, I could have spent the whole r est of my life and, uh, like silence, which would have proved them wrong, but I would not have got any restitution. Steve Swan was up for retirement. I went to Walmart at the end of the street and saw him ther e and ran the son of a bitch over OK, so he was able to r etir e? the DEATHS Continued on 3A Deputies swar m the W a lmar t Supercenter parking lot in Yulee after a pedestrian is run over Tuesday, above. Left,U ndersheriff George Lueders t ells the pr ess W ednesday how A llen Four t unia, 59, above left, killed himself after killing Steven Swan, 53, a father and grandfa ther, above right. Below wit nesses describe the scene wher e Swan was run down. PHOTOS BY SIN PERR Y/NEWS-LEADER 911 CALL 3A
2A F RIDAY O CTOBER 17, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK O BITUARIES 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. 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SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. Debbie Carter of Fernand ina Beach passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Shands hospital in Jacksonville. She is surv ived by her loving fianc B uddy Ballard; her mom a nd daddy, Ann Horner and Bill Horner; son Billy Horner of Keys tone Heights; daughter, Cindy Hill of Greenville, S.C.; brother, James Stokes of Laurens, S.C.; many grandchildren and many greatg randchildren; her loyal dog, Chloe; and many loving f riends. No services are planned at t his time. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a veterans organization. Debbie Carter Mr. Joe E. Crim, age 87, of Fernandina Beach, passed a way on Tuesday afternoon, October 14, 2014 at St.V incents Medical Center in Jacksonville. Born in Memphis, TN, he was the son of the late Marion Ellsworth Crim and Fama Haller C rim. Joe was a graduate ofC entral High School, in Memphis, Class of 1945. After high school, he enlisted and servedi n Italy with the United States Army. Upon being honorably discharged, he received training and began a long career in the Automotive Industry working with General Motors Buick Division as a Service M anager and Field Repr esentative. Mr. Crim retired in 1 991. He was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Fernandina Beach, serving as Junior Warden of the Vestry, a member of the Caribbean Mission team and the B rotherhood of St. Andrew. M r Crim leaves behind, his w ife of 34 years, Gail Wood Crim, Fernandina Beach, FL, children, Cathy Crim Hall, Middleburg, FL, Connie Ross a nd her husband, Chuck, Mandarin, FL, Curtis Lentjesa nd his wife, Linda, Fernandina Beach, FL, five grandchildren, Cole Hall, Middleburg, FL, Jesse Hall and his wife, Lana, Charleston, SC, Sharon Provencher and her husband, Bryan, J acksonville, FL, Trish Price and her husband, Danny,G reen Cove Springs, FL, Lori Lentjes, Yulee, FL and six great grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday,O ctober 18, 2014 at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Fernandina Beach with Father Stephen Mazingo, officiating. A reception will follow the service in Burns Hall at St. Peters Church. M r. Crim will be laid to rest i n St. Peter s Cemetery. I n lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be made in his memory to the St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Avenue, Fernan-dina Beach, FL 32034. Please share his Life L egacy and leave your memor ies and condolences at w ww.oxleyheard.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors J oe E. Crim Mr. Steven Gregory Swan, affectionately known as Swanny, age 53, of Fernan-d ina Beach, passed away, T uesday evening, October 14, 2 014 at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville. Bor n in W e sterly Rhode Island, he was the eldest of four children born to Morrill Clifford Swan and the late Joan Ashley Swan. He grewu p in Billerica, Massachusetts a nd was as a g raduate of Billerica Memorial High School, Class of 1979. After high school, he attended the University ofS outhern Maine where he s tudied Liberal Arts. I n 1985 he mar r ied his longtime sweethear t Paula Ann Mammola. The newlyweds lived in Sanford, Maine as Mr. Swan began a long career as a civil service employee with the Department o f Defense. Swan-ny began a s an Appr entice at the P ortsmouth Naval Shipyard. In 1991, he and his family left Sanford, Maine and came to Fernandina Beach as he accepted a transfer to the Kings Bay Trident Submarine Base in St. Mar s, Geor gia where he quickly rose through the ranks as a marine machinery mechanic. His fascination with submarines and his commitment to his job propelled him to his present position as General For eman of Shop 38. As a child, he had wonder ful memories of summers at the family camp on Swan Pond in Lyman, Maine. A s an adult, he was his child r ens biggest fan. He coached h is childrens basketball and soccer teams and juggled his work travels and demands to surprisingly appear at their sporting events. In his free time, he enjoyed officiating basketball and soccerg ames and working in his y ard. He was a loving and d evoted husband, father and grandfather. Mr Swan leaves behind, his wife, Paula Mammola Swan, their son, David Swan (Kati, Hope Swan, all of Fernandina Beach, FL, his father Mor rill S wan, Lyman, ME, two brothe rs, Thomas Swan, Schnect ady NY Richar d Swan, Maynar d MA, a sister, Hilary Swan Nolin, Townsend, MA, a special grandson, Covian, two nephews and a niece. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3 :00 pm on Monday, October 2 0, 2014 at St. Michael C atholic Church of Fernandina Beach with the Rever end Father Jose Kallukalum, Celebrant. Mr. Swan will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery. His family will r eceive friends on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. Please share his Life Legacy and leave your memories and condolences at www.oxleyheard.com. O xle y-H eard Funeral Directors St e ven G regory Swan DEATH NOTICES Nor ma J. Butler, 85, Fer nandina Beach, died on Friday Oct. 10, 2014. A memorial ser vice will be held at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Yulee United Methodist Church. Green Pine Funeral Home Sherri Leigh Van Lieu, 56, Fernandina Beach, died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. A graveside ceremony was held at 10 a.m. on T uesday Oct. 14 at Gr een Pine Cemeter y Green Pine Funeral Home SUBMITTED Aikido and martial arts instructor, Dan Kelly, front center, and students at a self-defense workshop Oct. 4 that raised $940 to help furnish and equip the Fernandina Beach Library. Library raises safety awareness, funds W ILMA ALLEN For the News-Leader Nearly $1,000 was raised for the Fernandina Beach Library expansion at a productive and entertaining self-defense workshop led by aikido instructor, Dan K elly, Oct. 4. Kelly donated his expertise to a id the Friends of the Library (FOL ing campaign and 31 local residents learned self-defense moves that may save a life. Friends of the Library is very grateful t o Kelly and his three volunteer martial a rts students, Susan Magg, Brianna C ampbell and Artie Lynnworth who assiste d with hands-on practice, said FOL camp aign coordinator, Joan Sheppard, who a ttended the event. We all learned so many important skills. Kelly, a local martial arts black belt, donated 100 percent of his time to the 3-hour event and each participants contribution of $20 or more went to the library expansion, she said. Kelly is a former U.S. Marshall Service and Air Force Security Specialist who has instructed aikido and martial arts for over t wo decades. He demonstrated how to escape from someone who grabs your wrist, applies a chokehold, grabs you from behind, pulls your hair or even threatens you with a gun. He also showed attendees how to be more vigilant about their surr oundings and explained pre-attack strateg ies for sur v ival, including body posture, a ttitude and training. Comments on a post-event survey gave the workshop a great rating. Area teacher Patty Campbell wrote, Wow! I didnt realize I would learn so much in such a short time. Thanks! Glad I did this. To learn more about self-defense techniques and Kellys weekly classes at the Peck Center, call (904 eager to conduct more workshops for our community and can arrange similar or specialized workshops for groups, companies a nd individuals, he said. Construction of a library expansion is well under way and renovation of the existing building is expected to begin in late December. Friends of the Library has contributed $400,000 to construction costs and i s now raising funds for furnishings, comp uters, r e placement windows and other e quipment. We are grateful for this and every contribution to our campaign goal, Sheppard said. For more information about how to make a donation, visit the library, 25 N. Fourth St., www.fernandinaFOL.org or call 321-6529. Legal Aid partners with COA Nassau County Council on Aging hosts rep-r esentatives from the J acksonville Ar ea Legal Aid ( JALA) on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. A nonprofit 501(c3 1976, JALA is a law firm of 40 attorneys specializing in providing civil legal assis-t ance to low-income pers ons. T he JALA visits r u n from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at COA s Fer nandina Beach Senior Center. They are open to all members of the public. The aid that JALA provides is all pr o bono, mean i ng ther e ar e no costs i ncurred by the client. The i nvolvement of pr o bono attor n eys at JALA continues to be a critical r esource that significantly helps close the justice gap, helping to ensure that legal representation is available to ever y o ne regardless of ability to p ay. JALA attor neys and advocates handle cases involving issues of community development, consumer complaints, education, family law, elder law, employment and unemploy ment, fair housing, housing, health, public benefits, mental health and immigration. JALA also pr ovides a variety of legal services for those with HIV or AIDS. As much as JALA representatives would like to help ever y client who applies for their services, they cannot accept every case due to limited resources. Case acceptance will depend on the circumstances of each case, whether all eligibility criteria are met, andstaff availability For infor mation call COA at 261-0701 or visit coanassau.com. The Nassau County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is looking for volunteers for the 2014 tax season. The VIT A pr ogram (a Real$ense Prosperity Campaign and United W ay Initiative) pr o vides fr ee electronic and paper income tax filing assistance for low to moderate income and elderly tax filers. The program has been in place for more than 10 years in Nassau County and files over 500 returns each year for eligible taxpayers. If you have a financial background, tax preparation experience or have several years of filing your own tax r etur n using commercially available computer softwar e, the pr ogram could use your help. Volunteers will be provided with IRS study material, tax preparation software, tax publications and must pass IRS certification tests. Preparing and filing of tax for ms will star t in late January and run through April 15 at The Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 4-8 p.m. Study material, software and publications will become avail able 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 email@example.com or 4910185. Tax season volunteers needed V V A A c c o o l l l l e e c c t t i i o o n n s s T he local chapter of the A ARP collects personal h ealthcare, writing or reading materials items for wounded and sick veterans at the Lake City VA Hospital during October/early November. Items should be new and do not have to be wrapped. Mone-t ary donations also are accepte d so the chapter can purc hase items. It has a list of i tems that ar e V A approved. For details call John Megna at 277-2143. V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Day Drop-in Center is looking for volunteers forT uesday and Wednesday m ornings. The center serves p eople experiencing home lessness and those at high risk of homelessness. The DDC pr ovides showers and laundr y facilities, a mailing address, phone and computer use, help acquiring neededd ocuments and r eferral to l ocal ser v ice providers. The C oalition for the Homeless of Nassau County operates the pr o gram that is located at the Fernandina Beach Church of Christ, the corner of Jasmine and South 14th streets. V olunteers receive training a nd flexible hours are available. For information, contact Dani Gammel, (216 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 V eterans 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 parade lines up at 10:30 a.m. at the baseball field at Ash and 11th str eets. Line-up numbers will be assigned. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and is sponsored by American Legion Post 54, Fernandina Beach. L L e e g g i i o o n n d d i i n n n n e e r r T oday at American Legion Post 54, Big Red will serve Naples-style lasagna with salad and garlic br ead for a $10 donation fr om 5:30-7 p.m. The Post is located at 626 S. Third St. Phone 261-7900. F F A A M M U U a a l l u u m m n n i i The F AMU Alumni Association local chapter will m eet Oct. 18 at the Peck C ommunity Center, 516 South 10th St., at 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions contact J.M. Smith at 261-7906. S S t t e e a a k k n n i i g g h h t t The American Legion R iders of Post 54 host a steak d inner the third Saturday of t he month at the Post, 626 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. Dinner includes a steak, baked potato, cor n on the cob, salad and a roll for a $12 donation. To-go orders are available by calling 261-7900.E nter tainment star ts at 7 p.m. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s An eight-hour certified basic pistol and advanced defensive tactics and how not to go to jail course will be held on Oct. 19 and again on Oct. 25 fr om 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Nassau County A CWP traini ng certificate will be issued. C ontact Gar y W Belson at 491-8358 or visit www.The BelsonGr o up.com. Belson also offers, by appointment, a certified concealed weapon license (permit) course that satisfies Florida Statute 790.06 for application to lawfully carry a concealed weapon. The onehour course is held in Nassau County. Fee is $35. Call Belson at 491-8358. C C o o n n f f e e d d e e r r a a t t e e s s o o n n s s The Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet Oct. 20 at the Pig Barbeque Restaurant, in Callahan, at 7 p.m. This is an open meeting and the pub lic is invited to attend. B B l l o o o o d d d d r r i i v v e e The Fernandina Beach Rotary Club will hold a blood drive Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Florida House Inn Conference Center at Four th Str eet and Ash. Those interested in donating blood can make an appointment in advance on The Blood Alliances website at www.igiveblood.com, or simply come at their conven ience on the day of the drive. C C e e d d a a r r H H a a v v e e n n b b e e n n e e f f i i t t A cut-a-thon to benefit Cedar Have Transitional House for Women will be held on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Market Place on Nor th Seve nth Street, hosted by C oRmieR Hair Studio. Haircuts will be $10, with 100 percent of proceeds going to Cedar Haven, 900 Cedar St., whose mission is to close the gap of homelessness by providing transitional housinga nd education to impr ove the q uality of life for homeless w omen without children. There will also be auctions and gift baskets. For mor e information about the cut-a-thon, call 2772767. For more on Cedar Haven, call 635-8789. V V i i e e t t n n a a m m v v e e t t s s V ietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088 will meet Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at The ARK of Nassau, 86051 Hamilton St., Yulee. State Sen. Aaron Bean will speak about veter ans af fairs and interests. S ocial hour begins at 6 p.m. w ith a 239th bir t hday cake for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy For mor e information call 330-4679. B B r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t s s e e r r i i e e s s Find out about programs and services available from the Youth Crisis Center at Family Support Services of Nor th Florida s Br e akfast Learning Series, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. FSS offers the free educational program at its Nassau County office, 96016 Lofton Square Court in Yulee. Networking and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.; program fr om 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register to attend at FSS.BLS.Nassau @fssnf.or g or 225-5347. E E m m p p t t y y B B o o w w l l s s e e v v e e n n t t The Empty Bowls Nassau Luncheon to help provide meals and assistance for Nassau County families and individuals in need will be held Nov. 7 at noon at the Atlantic A venue Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach. Almost 10,000 people in Nassau County, including mor e than 3,000 childr en, dont know if they will have enough to eat each day. The Bar nabas Center and its par t ners distribute over 300,000 pounds of food to local residents each year. To attend the luncheon, contact the Barnabas Center at 261-7000. WEEKLY UPDATE
Following is a transcript of the 911 calls Allen Fourtunia made after running down Steve Swan with his car at the Walmart Supercenter Tuesday. Undersheriff George Lueders praised the dispatchers work on the case as outstanding. Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency? Nassau County 911, where is your emergency? Hello? Nassau County 911, where is your emergency? Hello? Allen Fourtunia: You there? D: Im here. What is your emergency? F: There is no emergency. Im at a standoff with police on Arrigo Boulevard. D: OK and what is your name? F: Allen Fourtunia D: OK Allen, whats going on? Are you the one thats shooting at the police, Allen? F: You bet. D: OK, why are you doing that? F: Well, its a long story, sweetheart. D: Well tell me whats going on, OK (Ive got the shooter on the phone at 9 6694 ...) F: In 2005 while I was employed at Georgias naval shipyard ... D: OK, what happened at the naval shipyard? F: I had a supervisor that came after me and targeted me and his name was Steven G. Swan. D: OK, and what happened with that? F: Well, this guy was trying to make a name for himself. And he went through the, uh, craftsmanship one name at a time. And please dont try to distract me, Im armed and Im aware. D: OK, and what ...F: This guy kept coming a fter me and kept coming after me until, eventually he got me laid off as a threat to the nation under the Patriot Act. Now that lasted for about two years and they gave me a retirement. D: OK. F: But I didnt particularly care for, didnt particularly care for his deployment tactics. You see this guy was a narcissistic individual and he would do anything he could to get ahead. I wasnt the only one he targeted. D: Right.F: In 2009 or 2010, somewhere in there, the Navy filed charges against this guy. D: The Navy filed charges against him? F: The Navy filed charges against him and a man called (name deleted by the News-Leader ). And this is going to get real complicated. In the end there was an investigation from a team came down from Atlanta and, uh, they did an investigation ... and they gave (name deleted Steve Swan two weeks off. The only thing that (named eleted), uh ... Mr. Swan confessed to was micromanaging, now this wasnt only shop 38 at TRF, there was other shops involved, there was other supervisors involved, and they all went on the beach with time off, but by then I had been, uh, in leave without pay status. Some people say I was crazy. OK, fair enough, I could have spent the whole rest of my life and, in, uh, like silence, which would have proved them wrong,b ut I would have not got any restitution. Steve Swan was up for retirement. I went to Walmart at the end of the street and saw him there and ran the son of a bitch over. D: OK, so he was able to r etire? F: Not for another year. D: So you ran over him at Walmart today? F: Yes. (Pause F: You know what? D: What? F: This is really just happenstance. I didnt go looking for the guy. D: Right. You just saw him there. F: I saw him there. D: OK, well what can we do for you right now? F: You can listen to my story because Im a dead man anyway. D: OK, well Im listening, OK? F : I want it all documented and its gonna take a lot of time. You tell the police to (expletive you my story and this will end up happening. I wont be shooting at (expletive officers again. But the next time I see a police officer draw a 40 millimeter ... 40 caliber sidearm on me againI will shoot to kill. D: OK, Mr. Fourtunia? F: Y es? D : OK, the of ficers on the scene want you to come out the back door with your hands up. F: (Expletive aint happening. D: OK, they want to resolve it and they want to hear your story F: Theyre not resolving sh-because in order to hear my story Im going to lose all my pension and go to jail for life so you might as well consider me suicidal. D: OK, Im listening, OK, just keep talking, OK? F: Let me ask you something, theres a white pickup truck behind the northeast corner of my house. Is there still an officer behind there? D: I dont know sir Im n ot ... F: You dont? Well, were going to find out. (Asingle gunshot is heard.) D: OK, Mr. Fourtunia, please do not fire any more shots, OK? Please do not fire your gun again. F: Well, Ill tell you what, tell em to back the (expletive) off and well end up in a resolution here. They can stand out at the street all they want but if you are trying to (expletive for them to maneuver inp osition its not going to happen! D: OK sir, so youre telling me you want to back them up into the street? F: Thats absolutely right. D: OK, hold on for me just a moment, let me talk to the dispatcher, OK? F : Yeah. D: (Lisa ... Lisa, he says for them to back off. He wants them back to the street and not to come near his house. And hes suicidal is what hes saying.) F: You there? D: Im here. I told the dispatcher that you want them to the street. F: Lets get personal, lets get personal here cause I know how this works. Whats your first name? D: My name is Linda. F: Hi Linda, my name is Allen. D: OK Allen ... you know I would like to try to help you resolve this and work outa ny issues that are going on, OK? F: No youre not. D: No, I am. F: No, you cant do anything. Judge Foster, hes a (expletive, expletiveYou know what, I already went down this lane with a divorce. D: OK. F: The United States Air Force ... these (expletive people. Y ou go look up ( name deleted), you go look up (name deleted how come he was punching on me all the time and how come he never filled out my uh, performance reports. D: Who was he? F: (Name deleted was my supervisor out at the 125th air refueling squadron. D: Were you in the Air Force? F: I was in the Air National Guard, but I was active duty Air Force. You point this out in your report there, darlin. I got 50 years working for the United States government and I ama two-time war veteran. You make sure that gets in there. (Silence D: OK, Im listening, Allen. F : I didnt know how type you can fast ... how fast you can type. D: Well I probably cant type as fast as you can talk but I am listening to your story. F: Its all right, its all recorded. D: Thats right. F: All right. You know I never really wanted this to happen this way. D: Well, you know, you are the one who can make it happen differently. F: No, no, no, no, no, no, n o, no, no. The U.S. government pushed me into a corner because they wanted to prove a point and now Im gonna to prove a point. And you need to look up a commanding officer called (name deleted how to spell his last nameb ut he was the commanding officer of Trident refit facility in 2007 D: What base was in command? F: Trident refit facility Kings Bay, Georgia. D: OK, and what about him? F: He was the one supporting this ... Steve Swan and all these other shop supervisors for coming after, uh, employees and trying to teach everybody a lesson. D: So he was ... they were coming after other employees? F: Absolutely. In other words, (name deleted the supervisors under hisc ommand created a hostile work environment. (Pause D: OK Allen, Im still listening. F: Now before I get too wound up on the Navy and the Air Force and everyone else, I am going to come after Judge Foster. D: OK, and what do you mean when you say you are going to come after him? F: W ell, I figure this is g oing to make the newspa per so I might as well get the facts straight. I am not going to come after him because there is no way I am going to leave this house alive. (Pause F: Now I know you are keying in on all those nega tive thoughts, I am going to kill myself and all of that other stuff. D: Well, is that what you are saying, that you are going to kill yourself? F: Depends. D: What does it depend on? F: How this ends up. D: OK, well I am going to ask you not to hurt anyone else. And I dont want you to hurt yourself either. F: Well, the first part I c ant, you know, agree to the first part or the second part but I tell you, Ill go this way,I am not going to hurt any civilians. This is between me and the police department. If they want to come out here with weapons drawn, fine ... D: OK, so what are you saying about the police? F: If theres any kind of a breach on this house its going to end badly. D: Are you the only one inside? F: I am not going to answer that question. D : Is there anybody inside that is injured? F: No. D: Is there anybody inside that is in danger? F: Possibly. Let me go this way, you might as well start clearing this neighborhood cause this house is( expletive) rigged for an explosion. D: What kind of explosion? F: I am not going to tell you that but its directional. (Pause D: When you say it is directional, what does that mean, is it some sort of propellant or what are you talking about? F: I tell you what, I got 50 years all working for the military, 27 as a civilian working on nuclear subs and 16 working for the Air Force. You figure it out. D: Well, I dont have military experience so I dont really know. F : Well thats unfortunate for you. I am just going to tell you this ... there is enough explosives in here right now to where things are going to be very bad. (Pause F: And I know you are calling SWAT. See, I know how this works but you are never going to get back to Judge Foster, are you. Youre trying to FA(feasibility assess) the surveillance, establish a perimeter, I got it, this is going to end up badly. D: OK. When you say this is going end badly, what do you mean? F: I tell you what, use your imagination. D: OK Allen, well, I am but I just need a little help here, you know? F: I tell you what, give me five minutes and call me back if the cops come inh ere its going to turn into a (expletive armed with a 223. D: What is your phone number? F: You should have it on file. D: (to her colleagues Hes hung up on me. He told me to give 5 minutes and call him back, he said they better clear the neighborhood, said there is going to be a big explosion. He said its going to be directional. F: 911? D: Yes? F: I said let me talk to the person I was talking to before. I live on Arrigo Boulevard. D: Hold on one second. D: Allen? Hey, this is L inda. F: Hi Linda D: Whats going on? F: I want you do me a favor, Im going to hang up again. D: Why? F: Because I want you to confirm to me that the person that I killed in the Walmart parking lot was Steve Swan. I cant live with myself if I thought I killed somebody that wasnt him. When you find that out, call me back. He should have had a wallet in his pocket that would have identified him. Call me back when you find out. D: All right, tell me whats h is first name again? Just confirm it for me. F: Steve Swan S-w-a-n. Call me back. D: Ok, Ill call you back. There was another call by Fourtunia in which the dispatcher tried to keep him on the line, but all he said was, Thanks, Ill call you back. It ended with the dispatcher asking, Allen? dispatcher asked. Not for another year, said Four tunia. So you ran over him at Walmart today? she asked. es, Fourtunia replied. This is r eally just happen stance. I didnt go looking for the guy, Fourtunia told the dispatcher Right. You just saw him ther e, she replied. I saw him there, said Fourtunia. At a press conference Wednesday after noon Undersherif f George Lueders noted Fourtunia stated in his 911 call that it was good for him and too bad for Swan, 53, who lived in Fer nandina Beachand was married with a son and a daughter and grandchildren. The Swan family moved to Fer nandina Beach fr om Maine in 1991 when he accepted a transfer to Kings Bay and quickly r ose thr ough the ranks as a marine machinery mechanic. He was general for eman of Shop 38, where Fourtunia had worked. Swan was remembered Thursday as a devoted family man who was his childrens biggest fan. He coached their basketball and soccer teams and juggled his work travels and demands to surprisingly appear at their sporting events. In his free time, he enjoyed officiating basketball and soccer games and working in his yar d. He was described as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and his Facebook page bore that out, filled with photos of his wife, children and grandchildren as well as Navy-related items. Funeral services for Swan ar e planned for 3 p.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fer nandina Beach. His family will r eceive friends on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the Bur gess Chapel of OxleyHeard Funeral Home. ( Obituary, 2A.) A ccording to co-workers, F our tunia had made death threats against Swan after losing his job, Lueders said. Four tunia had a record of suicidal tendencies and violence, according to the sheriff office. His then wife secured an injunction for protection against him during divorce proceedings in 2005, said Lueders, and in 2007 police had Fourtunia committed for a mental evaluation for suicidal behavior. By all indications, he had been suicidal for some time, said Lueders. Fourtunia died in a rear bedroom of his house from an appar ent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head about 11:10 p.m. T uesday after earlier exchanging gunfire with deputies outside, Lueders said. He tried to burn down his house using a pr opane tank but it would not light, said the under-s heriff. He also had constructe d a makeshift bomb. F our tunia had ser ved in the Navy and was in the Air National Guar d until 2009, said Lueders, which explains some of the tactics he was using. Swan was airlifted to UF Health in Jacksonville following the attack and died from his injuries about 11:43 p.m., said Lueders. The assault was reported about 5:15 p.m. T uesday after Fourtunia, reportedly driving a silver BMW deliberately struck Swan on the sidewalk at the south end of Walmart. Fourtunia drove off toward A1A, but was cut off by motorists who obser ved the incident. He then turned and dr ove south on Arrigo Boulevard into his subdivision, firing at motorists in pursuit, according to Lueders. Witnesses subsequently hear d about 10 gunshots in the neighbor-h ood. L ueders said Fourtunia had r etur ned to his own home in Nassau Lakes, from where he called police, but they subse quently lost contact with him. Local residents were prevented from entering and leaving their Arrigo Boulevard neighborhoods for hours after the incident. The Jacksonville Sherif f s Office SWAT team was called to the scene, and eventually found Fourtunia dead inside the house after deter mining it was safe to enter. Fourtunias body remained at the Jacksonville Medical Examiners Office Thursday. 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y oung women the defendant m ay have been involved with. There was legitimate intere st to make those statements, Thurson said at the hearing. Baker said comments by Thurson in the ar ticle were highly prejudicial and that thep ublicity could result in his c lient not receiving a fair trial. H e noted the court has authori ty to prevent counsel from maki ng pr e judicial statements about a defendant. He also told Soud that he was not asking for sanctions, but rather for the judge tor e quire that counsel not make any statements to the press untilt he trial is over. In this county ther e ar e four h igh schools, Baker said. We imagine every person with a teenage daughter is grilling that daughter and that person is r uined as a potential juror. Soud said the motion for the gag order hardly seemed nec-e ssary since there hadnt been a ny pr ess coverage on W rights c ase for 60 days. It doesnt seem to me to rise to the level of r equiring a gag or der , Soud said. He added that i f press coverage became a problem vis a vis finding impart ial jurors, theres arrows in the quiver of this court to a ddress that. Earlier in the hearing, Baker also made a motion to compel the State Attorneys Office to share with him any and all evi-d ence in the case, which allegedly includes photos and v ideos of young women involved in sexual acts and p hone call recordings. The gist of the problem is, if we have to view the items at the State Attor ney s Of f ice, then were under the thumb of the State Attorneys Office, Baker said. B ut Thurson said ther e wer e r ules of discovery that prohibit t he use of child pornography for the use of defense counsel. (Baker appointment to view the child pornography, Thurson said. But under the rules of discover y he cannot make duplicates. I don t want anybody to hide t he ball, Baker argued. I want t o make sure when we look at the pornography that it is confidential ... and make sure we have complete privacy when we view it. Baker also asked for evidence of any ex par te com m unication or dir ect commu n ication with the judge in t he case which initially w as assigned to Judge Robert Foster. Foster removed him-s elf from the case at a heari ng Sept. 11 at the request of Baker, but no reas on was given until the hearing Wednesday. On more than one occasion, Judge Foster had advanced notice they were going to bring new charges against Mr.W right, Baker said. Foster i ndicated he had ex par te com m unication with both parties on t he state side and the defense side. Foster defended his actions at the hearing, saying he had had no ex parte communication with any representatives in the case. I am good friends with the v ictims father, Foster said, and jointly share several good friends with Mr. Wright. I have had no ex parte communication with any lawyer on the case. I sign search warrants, and havea good idea of whats coming down. (This accusation n ot be done capriciously or often, Foster said. S oud also commented that Bakers accusation of ex parte c ommunication was the first time he had heard such charges after an esteemed member of the bench has recused himself for sound reasons. It is ... fraught with undue risk of supposition for allegat ions of this sort to be made without a sound base, Soud s aid. Baker finally withdrew the accusation, saying the reason was because he was curious as to if there was any communication between Judge Foster and the state about me, duringa deposition. Any accusation, if subseq uently withdrawn, is still very serious, Soud said. There is no scintilla of evidence that ther e was any ex par t e communication. Wright was originally arrested in June after city police saidh e confessed to an inappr opriate r elationship with a 17-year-old h igh school senior at FBHS. Since then, he has been charged with 33 counts of possession of child por nography and one count of transmission of material harmful to minors. adaughtr y@f bne w sleader .com 4A F RIDAY O CTOBER 17, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK books. Looking for a good companion? Books can be your best friend! They ar e quiet and take up little space. Beginning M onday, October 20th come in a nd check out many librar y m aterials for three months! The best part no late fines will accrue during this time! the pr e ss r elease r ead. Passports will not be processed during the time the library is closed. After the new wing opens as a temporary library, Internet access will be limited to six public computers, Bostwick said. Wireless access will be available during this time, she said. The construction project is scheduled to be completed by the end of January, when the expanded library will be fully open. Friends of the Library is continuing to raise funds for fur niture, equipment and technology at the renovated library, including a Pony Up and Party event Oct. 25. Tickets are available at fernandinafol.org or at the library. The constr uction and r eno vation is being funded with $600,000 from the city of Fernandina Beach, which owns the building; $600,000 from Nassau County which operates the library; and $400,000 from the not-for -profit Friends of the Library. FOL has also pledged to pay for furniture, equipment and other needs from a $1.2 million capital campaign it started in late 2012. For more information on the librar y expansion and FOL cam paign, visit fernandinaFOL.org. WRIGHT C ontinued from 1A LIBRARY Continued from 1A 1998 S.Fletcher Ave. FREE WiFi Hotspot 277-6652 www.SlidersSeaside.comLIVE MUSIC 7 NIGHTSAWEEK LateNight HappyHourFriday Nights 9 pm-1am Its time for the county fair K ATHIE COLGROVE Community Newspapers The Northeast Florida Fair opened Thursday in Callahan with the theme Blue Jeans and Country Dreams. C elebrating 67 years, the fair continues its fall tradition with t hrill rides, entertainment, food and games. A pproximately 36,000 visitors attended the fair in 2013, a ccording to Brian Simmons, advertising/promotions manager. This years fair continues through Oct. 26. Simmons notes that cotton c andy and candied apples keep crowds returning for theirf avorite treats year after year. These appear to be staples a t any fair, Simmons wrote via email. Many are also looking forward to the rides. Funnel cakes, kettle corn, barbecue, sausage dogs, chicke n-on-a-stick and turkey legs will also be sold, with manyb enefiting local groups who raise funds at the fair. A s for the rides, many are now LED illuminated which is easier to maintain, consume less electricity, and are more spectacular when illuminated at night, Simmons wrote. Hildebrand Rides has made t hese upgrades over the past year. N ew rides added on the midway include Thousand and O ne Nachts, Spin Out, Twister, Round Up and Heliport. Technology will also take a new turn at the fair. Credit and debit cards will be accepted at a dmission gates and carnival ticket booths, allowing visitorst o purchase armbands and ride tickets without cash. This should speed up the lines and offer the flexibility of using not only cash, but credit or debit cards, Simmons wrote. F amily entertainment has always been an attraction. Newa cts include the family-friendly Funnybonez Kids Comedy S how. It features puppets and comedy for any age. The Flying Wade Henry Show brings tall unicycles and multiple chainsaw juggling, according to the fairs website. Also new this year, Jacksonville m usician Denton Elkins will perform rock and country songs at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Returning musical performers are Amber DeLaCruz, X -Hale, Trinity River Band and Shotgun Redd. X -Hale performs Friday at 8:30 p.m. The Trinity River B and takes the stage at 6 p.m. Saturday. Shotgun Redd performs at 8:45 p.m. and 10:15 Oct. 25. Ron Diamond delivers a magic show at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 a nd a hypnosis show at 9:30. Also taking the stage will be l ocal children, teens and adults as they compete in a talent s how Sunday at 3 p.m. The youth dairy show begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, highlighting agricultural aspects of the long-running fair that many e njoy. Cows, swine, steer and a variety of farm animals will bes hown during the fair as handlers of all ages compete. There are many second and third generation families showing livestock at this years fair, Simmons wrote, adding, The market animal sale will be on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to purc hase a steer, lamb or pig from a National FAA member or 4-H member Special-themed nights will be held throughout the fair. S enior Citizen Appreciation Day is Saturday, with one sen-i or admitted free with one paid admission before 5 p.m. D onate two canned food items and receive free admission for Feed the Hungry Monday. School exhibits featuring art w ith the fairs theme will be on display. Area schools will returnT uesday to compete in School Night with Barnyard Olympics a t 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Students with a valid school ID receive free admission. Military Appreciation Day is Oct. 25. One military pers onnel admitted free with one paid admission prior to 5 p.m. G eneral admission for ages 13 and older is $6. Children 61 2 and seniors age 65 and older pay $4. Children ages 5 and younger get in free. Midway rides cost extra. Admission specials are offered daily as the fair continues through Oct. 26. To see the full schedule, v isit www.neflfair.org. Wright Libr ary patrons are urged to help with the move by checking out library materials for three months, with no fines. APublic Service Announcement by The News-LeaderDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER COUNTY OFFICERS FILE PHOTOS The Nassau County Commission voted Wednesday to a pprove Commissioner Pat Edwards, left, as chairman and Commissioner Walter (Jr.) Boatright as the vice c hairman, effective Nov. 24 through December 2015. NL/PSA
CLYDE W. DAVIS For the News-Leader THE PAST: On Feb. 28, 1818, two midshipmen of the USS John A dams met in a duel on Tyger Island across the harbor from F ernandina. At a distance of six paces, each mortally wounde d the other. Midshipman John R. Keasby died approximately 12 hours after the duel, and William F. Thornily died the next day. Both young men were buried in St. Marys, Ga. Their captain, J. D. Henley,w rote of the duel to the Secretary of the Navy, saying, I c annot sufficiently express my detestation of this horrid practice. Why bury these young men in St. Marys? At the time of this duel, Florida still belonged to Spain. THE PRESENT: Here are some things that the U.S. Census Bureau tells us a bout ourselves: 1. WHAT WE PRODUCE: F rom tax returns filed with the I RS, in July 2014, the Census Bureau reported that: a. Gross receipts for the Accommodation and Food Service businesses in Nassau County were $5,243,000 in 2 012. b. In contrast, the reported g ross receipts for Transportation and Warehousing businesses in Nassau County were $26,837,000 in 2012. 2. WHAT DOES A PORT GENERATE IN JOBS? In 2014, the Washington Economic Group reported that, on the average, a seaport will genera te: a. 0.41 direct jobs for each ton of cargo; b. 0.93 user jobs for each ton of cargo; c. 4.08 induced jobs for each ton of cargo. 3. The Port of Fernandina moved 17,493 tons of cargo in t he month of September 2014. This marks the second straight month of increased tonnage. The cargo included of 2,952 container tons, 14,240 tons of k raft liner board and 751 tons of m iscellaneous cargo. There were seven vessel calls on the port. 4. The OHPA completed its 2013-14 fiscal year with mixed results. We reduced our b ond debt by $1.5 million during the year, and committed to p ay another $1 million in December. Once paid, this will leave us with a total of $12.1 million owed on our bonds. With $2.2 million held by the bond trustee in reserve, OHPA moves ever closer to being debt free. THE FUTURE: T he OHPA conducted a workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 1. A good crowd managed to make it, including those from as far away as Jacksonville and Hilliard. The meeting produced a number of excellent ideas and suggested changes to the plan. Some were i ntroduced and passed as a resolution of the OHPA, amending its Master Plan, on Oct. 8, 2014. Clyde W. Davis is attorney for t he Nassau County Ocean H ighway & Port Authority. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY O CTOBER 17, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Cooper Meyers Sales Dan Gamble Sales Manager *on select vehicles, minimum terms of 60 months. WAC. 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Fletcher Ave. Suite 230 Amelia Island, FL 32034(located in the SunTrust Bank Bldg., 2nd floor)In-network for most insurances904-491-8005Laura Glanton Insurance Coordinator In a recent Veterans Voice a rticle entitled Coping with a Toxic Inheritance, I wrote about the impact of Agent Orange and other toxic agents, which included the n on-degradable, toxic health threat addition of Dioxin, w hich morphed the herbicide 2-4D and 2,4,5-T into a delibera te accelerated foliage killer. Operation Ranch Hand, as the Department of Defense labeled it, seemed a success back then from 1961 to 1971. I t was given credit for saving a lot of military lives duri ng that period, but little did any of us know the cost of l ives that would be lost in our generation, the suffering that was and is being incurred by those who faithfully served and what was in store for the y et unborn generations to follow. No one on the ground in c ountry, those transporting and those back in the States m anufacturing this widow maker was immune from the potential tragedy about to o ccur over the next four decades from the brown drums with the orange, purple, white, blue, pink and green stripes on them. There w ere more than 19 million gallons of these toxic agents s prayed during the conflict and of that huge number, 11.2 m illion gallons were sprayed after 1965 with a higher concentration of Dioxin than before. According to the National V ietnam Veterans Foundation, Of the 2,710,000 Americans t hat served in Vietnam, there may be only about 850,000 left a nd we are losing approximately 400 a day, most before their time. I dont know about you, but that information chills me to the bone! If you h ave walked the Vietnam sections of a national cemetery a nd looked at the dates on the gardens of stone or looked at t he Taps section of your favorite veterans magazine y ou already know, because many entries list the cause of being called home, far ahead of their time. It makes me feel like we were sprayed a nd betrayed! But wait just a minute t heres much more! What about our kids? And their k ids? Many of our troopers and civilians are dying, but even more tragically, the children and grandchildren of those who faithfully served are affected with an inherent legacy that they didnt ask for. Pertaining to our children a nd grandchildren, the C enters for Disease Control (CDCtnership with r esearchers from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA p ublished findings of a recent study on the Prevalence of D evelopmental Disabilities in U.S. children. They have f ound that the rate of children in age groups 3-17 with developmental disabilities has increased 17.1 percent in the last 12 years. Developmental disabilities are a group of chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments. There are major l ife problems such as language, mobility, learning, selfh elp and, many times, independent living. These disabilities can occur anytime during developmental age groups until reaching the early 20s, and could last for a lifetime. The percentage of change b etween statistics from 1997 and currently show not only a 1 7.1 percent increase in DD, b ut also include a 33 per cent j ump in ADHD and Tourette Syndrome, an amazing incr e ase in autism of 289.5 percent, an 18 percent rise in ocular issues including blindness; learning disabilities of 5.5 percent, seizures and neur ological issues pushed over 9 p er cent increase and other developmental delay issues of 2 4.7 percent. For children of Vietnam veterans, there have been significant rises in birth defects including cerebral palsy, spina b ifida, cardiovascular conditions, gastric, urological, l eukemia and others diagnosed with types of cancer. T he CDC also showed that most of these circumstances occurred in all racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups. Since 1990, the National B irth Defect Registry has collected data on birth defects a nd developmental disabilities in the children of Vietnam vete rans. When compared to nonveterans children, the children of Vietnam veterans have shown consistent i ncreases in learning, attention and behavioral disorders, a ll types of skin disorders, allergic conditions and asthm a, immune systems disorders including chronic infections, cancers, thyroid related issues, diabetes, Crohns disease, lupus and believe it or not, webbed toes! (I can attest to that personally, both my daughter and oldest granddaughter have webbed toes coincidence or chemical inherency?) A ll of us either know or have come to know that dioxi n in Agent Orange was bad, is bad and will always be bad. So w hat can we do to try to protect ourselves and our families? Weve been talking about Agent Orange and dioxin poisoning for more than 35 years!E ven though politicians and certain authorities would like u s all to think that we are common sense challenged we know the score, and that s core is dwindling our ranks almost as fast as those veterans of WWII and Korea! Its a fact and its staggering! Todays VA recognizes t hose of us with presumptive conditions, at least many m ore than ever before, but the fight has been long and h ard. Our hearts go out to those who are still fighting to have their disabilities recognized. The burden of these men and women is far heavier t han any back pack we ever had to carry. Please pray for t hem every day. There is a mission here for a ll of us, for our children and grandchildren; we need to get the word out to all that early prevention makes a huge difference in offsetting the possib ility of related issues, especially in those kids and g randkids of Vietnam vets who are diagnosed with Agent O range related illness. Make sure your children and grandchildren to get regular checkups. Make sure everyone in your family learns all they can about Agent Orange, dioxin, related illnesses, symptoms, signs and conditions. Search the web or library for information and v isit covvha.net. Contact your Veterans S ervice Officer for Nassau & Camden County, John Martin a t 548-4670. Call the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088 at 904-330-4679 for free hands-on written guides andr eferrals. Get the Word Out for o ur fellow veterans, their kids and grandkids! We must protect our future legacy F RIDAY O CTOBER 17, 2014 OPINION News-Leader N otice of the Amelia Concourse C ommunity Development District Landowners Meeting, and Board o f Supervisors MeetingN otice is hereby given to all landowners within Amelia Concourse Community Development District (the District) for lands generally described as a parcel of land generally located South of Amelia Concourse Road, North of Amelia National Golf Course and a single family community, East of a proposed single family community and West of the Hampton Lakes Development, composed of 199.83 acres, advising that a meeting of landowners will beh eld for the purpose of electing three (3 w ill be a meeting of the Board of Supervisors for the purpose of considering certain matters of the Board to include election of certain District officers, and other such business which may properly come before the Board. Date:November 13, 2014 Time:9:15 a.m. Place:Amelia Concourse Amenity Center 8 5200 Amaryllis Court F ernandina Beach, Florida 32034 Each landowner may vote in person or by written proxy. Proxy forms may be obtained upon request from the District Manager at 475 West Town Place, Suite 114, St. Augustine, FL 32092. At said meeting eachl andowner or the landowners proxy shall be entitled to nominate persons for the position of Supervisor and c ast one vote per acre of land, or fractional portion thereof, owned by the landowner and located within the District for each person nominated for the position of Supervisor. A fraction of an acre shall be treated as one acre, entitling the landowner to one vote with respect thereto. Platted lots shall be counted individually and rounded up to the nearest whole acre. The acreage of platted lots shall not be aggregated for determining then umber of voting units held by a landowner or a landowners proxy. At the landowners meeting the landowne rs shall select a person to serve as the meeting chair and who shall conduct the meeting. The landowners meeting and the Board of Supervisors meeting are open to the public and will be c onducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. One or both of the meetings may be continued to a date, time, and place to be specified on the record at such meeting. A copy of the agenda for these meetings m ay be obtained from 475 West Town Place, Suite 114, St. Augustine, Florida 32092. There may be an occas ion where one or more supervisors will participate by telephone. A ny person requiring special accommodations to participate in these meetings is asked to contact t he District Office at (904 i mpaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at (800 Aperson who decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the m eeting is advised that such person will need a record of the proceedings and that accordingly, the person may n eed to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon w hich the appeal is to be based. D avid deNagy District Manager VETERANS VOICE D D e e d d i i c c a a t t e e d d t t o o v v e e t t e e r r a a n n s s o o f f a a l l l l e e r r a a s s J J O O H H N N S S C C H H E E R R E E R R POLITICS IN BRIEF C C i i t t y y e e l l e e c c t t i i o o n n For mer mayor Charles Alber t will host a Get Out the Vote picnic this Saturday, fr om 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 11th Str eet side of Peck Field. F ernandina Beach City C ommission candidate Charlie Corbett will host a Meet and Gr eet for his cam paign at Beef OBrady s, 1916 S. 14th St., from 5-7 p.m. Monday Corbett seeks r eelection in the Nov 4 election. D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t i i c c C C l l u u b b The Democra tic Club of Amelia Island will host its next dinner meeting at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, on T uesday O ct. 28. Doors will open at 6 p .m., with dinner at 6:45 p.m. A cash bar will be available. The speaker will be Maur een Paschke, communi ty r elations representative for Community Hospice of Nor theast Florida in Nassau County She will pr ovide a b roader understanding of hosp ice car e and r elated ser vices. R eser v ations for the dinner are requested. To reserve, send a check for $16 payable to DCAI to: DCAI, PO Box 16022, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Y ou may also drop off a check at Democratic Party h eadquarters at the corner of E ighth and Date str e ets in F er n andina Beach. To reserve by phone or email, contact Penny Reid at 509-294-3708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
C C i i t t y y p p e e n n s s i i o o n n s s News-Leader readers must surely b e scratching their heads over Patti Cliffords concern over the F grade r eceived by the citys two pensions plans (Despite an F finance head says city strong, Oct. 12). As the citys finance director, Ms. Clifford surely knows that all public pensions suffered setbacks as a result of the housing crisis and market downtur n that she cites a s the problem, yet over half of F loridas plans received grades of A, B, o r C in the latest sur v ey by the LeRoy Collins Institute (LCI gy grades pensions on five standard measur es of health (Funding Ratio, Size of Unfunded Liability, Annual Required Contribution as a Percent of Payroll, Assumed Return on Invest-m ents and Employee Contributions). T he maximum score possible under t his method is a 5.5. Receiving an F means that a pension r e ceived a total score of either 0.5 or zero! This is the thir d year in a r o w that Fer n andina Beachs pensions received the lowest possible grade. Thats hardly something to be relaxed about, for citye mployees or taxpayers. While Ms. C lifford says that the city has always m ade its pension contribution that the actuaries asked us to make, this fact hardly captures the full picture. There is usually wide latitude in allowable contributions, but also in the assump tions used to calculate the future value of plan assets and plan liabilities. The discount rate used is the rate thatt he plan sponsor assumes assets will e ar n over the life of the plan. Often these assumed rates ar e unrealistic, unadjusted fr o m headier days when plans and individuals enjoyed higher r etur n s. The higher the earnings/discount rate, the lower the net liability, which, in turn, implies a lower required contribution, or funding to plan assets. For instance, a recent study cited by the Society for Local Gover nment Excellence calculated that, using a typical earnings rate of 7.7 percent, the aggregate unfunded liabilities of 150 sur veyed public pension plans was $1.1 trillion. When using what some exper ts would consider to be a more realistic rate of 5 percent, the unfunded liability of the same plans totaled $3 trillion. The title of the LCI r epor t is T ough Choices, and the report cites the difficult decisions made by other municipalities in or der to ensur e financial stability going forward. Choices include increasing employee contributions, lowering assumed rates of return, and adjusting retirement eligibility and payout formulas for new employees at a minimum, much as pri vate plans have had to do for years. Perhaps none of these steps is needed in the city plans, but LCI r epor t cites that other government entities within Florida and elsewhere have been carefully analyzing plans, and, where appropriate, eliminating excesses. The Fernandina Beach city plan, accor ding to your ar ticle, continues to provide benefits that could be considered excessive. While providing forr etir ement eligibility at age 55 with 25 years of service, often referred to as the Rule of 80 (55 + 25 = 80 at least historically common in defined benefit plans, it also pays a retirement benefit to a 65-year old retiree with a mer e six years of ser vice. Per haps this should be reviewed for future hires, as should the pr ovision of a r etir ement benefit calculation of up to 100 per cent of an employees final pay (the maximum average earnings over a period of years just prior to retirement). One wonders whether employees are able to pad those earnings with excess amounts of over time and vacation pay as has happened in so many other municipalities, some in or near bank r uptcy. Perhaps this is why the plans maximum allowable annual retirement benefit is as high as $205,000, an amount which I would guess few city employees enjoy while working. Fernandina Beach should do all it c an to recruit, reward and retain valua ble employees. That includes providing employees with attractive retirement benefits. But at the same time, city leaders and taxpayers need to make sure that pension benefits areb oth reasonable and prudently managed. The Leroy Collins Institute states i n its earlier 2013 report (Looking at F loridas Municipal Pensions) that t he chief reason why so many municipal pensions are in dire shape is not the housing crisis or diminished stock market r etur n s, as Ms. Clif f or d implies, but mismanagement. Hopefully thoughtful and prompt attention from city leaders and taxpayers will ensure that that is not the case here, andc hange course quickly if it is. A ndrew Watson Fernandina Beach P P r r e e c c a a r r i i o o u u s s p p a a t t h h Seems the sidewalk and the bike path on South Fletcher Avenue has become a parking lot for construction workers and landscapers. W alking or r iding a bike will force the walker or rider to venture out into Fletcher A v enue numer o us times. I think this is danger ous to the walk er or bike rider just so someone can park on the sidewalk. If ther e is work being done on a property then the workers should park on that property instead of blocking the sidewalk andb ike path. Roy Cook Fer n andina Beach C C a a t t h h o o l l i i c c c c h h u u r r c c h h Re: Need for Prayer , Oct. 8 What har m is there in building a new Catholic church in Yulee? Where is the har m? Ar e those Masses in Y u lee less Catholic souls than islanders? And for that matter the diocese is 200 percent behind the ef for t. What is the harm of practicing Mass in a building where even the bishop presided and of which Fr. Jose is in full support? Where is the harm? Look to yourselves and avoid the occasion of sin. Change is not a bad thing. Change happens. Ten years ago this last year that, parking issues, a new priest assigned, he said she said for good ness sakes! Either look to your hearts and embrace progress, improvement, expansion, more room for more Catholic souls. Or stick to old ideas and make yourselves miserable and tie yourselves ar ound the pr overbial axle, your choice. But the gem of the Catholic parish on the island stays intact and will r emain so impr oved. Where is the harm? We expand and bring more faith off the island too. Where is the harm? Father Dan is the Associate Pastor of St. Michaels. Not the pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Mission chur ch of St. Michaels. Please keep the facts straight and avoid he said she said, and all bygone pr econceptions. All ar e welcome. Come home. Sue Hopfensperger Yulee S S t t a a t t e e w w i i d d e e a a m m e e n n d d m m e e n n t t s s Vote by Mail ballots have been mailed. Befor e all the distor ted par tisan ads wer e released, I did my research and applied logic to these issues. I have voted and will share what I found and believe. Amendment 1: We live in Florida primarily for the wonderful but fragile ecosystem. W e have an obligation to protect it. This amendment asks that we do this by r etur ning the funds that have been diver ted to the general fund. This is not a new tax. Document stamps are paid by those who are adding an additional burden to the land and water resources. The amendment asks that we return to a net 30 percent of this fee for this conser vation. The administration fee has been roughly 10 per cent thr oughout. I reviewed the spreadsheet of how the documents stamp funds were used from 2007 until this year and the projections for the futur e if this is passed and if it is not. By using a per centage instead of an amount, it will vary with the economy. It also has a 20-year sunset. I votedY es. Amendment 2: This is the medical marijuana issue. First, this is not the pot you can acquire on almost any high school or college campus. It has had the THC (fun stuff) removed. It must be pr escribed by a medical doctor for use by very ill patients (cancer or seizur es). W e all know someone with cancer and many of us know someone suffering with seizures. Medical marijuana is relatively inexpensive, highly effective and is not addictive. I know many people who have used Oxycontin, Oxycodone and Percodine after medical pr ocedur es. These dr ugs are very expensive, the effectiveness is suspect and they ar e very addictive. There are commercials questioning the fact that caregivers are protected from prosecution. These commer cials do not use W ebster s definition (a caregiver is a person who provides direct care (as for childr en, elderly people or the chr onical ly ill)). I do not believe drug dealers pr ovide direct care. I vote Yes. Amendment 3: This amendment would allow an outgoing governor to fill vacancies on the state supreme and appellate cour ts (occur ring that same day) on his last day in office. There is a Judicial Nominating Committee, but he is not r equir ed to follow those r ecommendations. This means there is no r esponsibility or accountability. We have got to be kidding! I voted No. So I say vote Yes, Yes, No (absolutely not). Carla V oisar d Yulee Editors note: This letter was published again because of pr oduction er r ors in the version originally published here. U U n n i i n n t t e e n n d d e e d d c c o o n n s s e e q q u u e e n n c c e e s s On this year s election ballot we shall be asked if we want to change the present three-year terms for city commissioners to four -year ter ms. The reasons suggested for doing this seem to be two. First, it is to save money. Elections cost approximately $13,000$14,000 and by putting them on a fouryear cycle, we save the cost of an election ever y other year This saves each voter about four-tenths of a cent per day It s not much. A second r eason sometimes given for the longer term is that it gives a sitting commissioner more time to accomplish those things he or she may think impor tant befor e standing for r eelection or quitting. Ther e can be truth in this. Interestingly, however, a surprising number of commissionersc hoose to r etire after one three-year ter m. They don t want the extra time in of f ice. A commissioner s job is difficult and extremely time-consuming if it is to be done well and a commissioner is always subject to harsh criticism no matter how they vote. For some, three years is quite enough. The job is not for the faint of hear t. The r eal and likely unintended downside to the proposal for four-year terms lies in the fact that we shall be electing a three commissioner majority every four years coinciding with the national (presidential) election cycle. The pr oblem with this is that we are electing the commission majority ever y four years. It is possible, probably likely, that we would find three persons running as a team whether they announce it or not. By poolingr esour ces, thr ee can mount a power ful campaign for much less than they might spend if running individually. If elected as a team they will r un the city virtually without challenge for the next four years. In fact, ther e really would be little sense to hold an election in the next, two-member cycle since they will always be on the short end of a 32 vote. With a majority vote assured in every important decision, the threemember team can fir e city managers, wreak havoc in city directorships and staf f (through their control of the city manager), they can raise taxes at will, take on a new debt, build new buildings or tear old ones down. How can this happen, one asks, because four -year terms seem to work well enough on the state and federal levels. The differ ence is that on these levels, ther e is a house, senate and governor that effectively have veto power over each of the other branches. That would not be the case in Fernandina. The majority threesome would rule without check for four years. The existing three-year terms did not happen by accident. It is the shortest ter m possible that keeps the com missioners as close as possible to the electorate, yet it avoids the chaos likely if commissioners were voted into office for one or two year terms. But our charter framers also saw the danger four -year ter ms pr esent in a city government that has no system of checks and balances built into it. W e should continue with thr ee-year terms; those who wrote them into Fernandinas charter years ago knew what they were doing. L ynn W illiams Fer nandina Beach M M a a n n y y t t h h a a n n k k s s Seven years ago, at the age of 92, my mother Ruth Holland, moved to Amelia Island from her home in Virginia Beach, Va., where she had lived for 49 years. She was the widow of a car eer naval officer and realized she could no longer live alone (Mom was always a pr etty smar t lady). She had visited me her e in Fernandina Beach a number of times after I settled here in 1998 after a long career as a naval offer (like father, like son). She liked the island life so one day she told me she was moving here. However she was adamant that she would not be living with me. I guess that s where the thanks begin. After a thorough look at all the options, she decided she wanted to live at Savannah Grand Assisted Living Residence. She moved into her new home in July 2007. (It was actually Amelia Trace when she moved in but was pur chased by Senior Living Management Corp. six months later.) Mom loved her new home. The lov ing, compassionate and skilled professionals at Savannah Grand made her life wonderful. When all her childr en, grandchildr en, gr eat-grandchil dren and her many friends came to visit, they marveled at how well she was doing and how happy she was. She would say, They treat me like a Queen. And they did. The car e she received was fantastic. Thanks, Savannah Grand. As Mom aged, and required additional car e, Dr David Page went above and beyond to take superb care of her. Thanks, Dr. Page. And true to their name, Angel W atch Home Health pr o vided tender, loving, personal care to meet her increasing needs as the years went by. Thanks, Angel Watch. Mom loved the myriad of entertainment that came to Savannah Grand fr om our local community: chur ch singers, elementary school students at holiday times, civic organizations, our famous Pirates Club and her favorite singer, Gary Tomlinson. Thanks, Fernandina Beach community. Ruth passed away on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the age of 99-plus. She lived a wonderful and happy life, and the last seven wer e fantastic. T o all those who touched her life and contributed to her complete happiness her e in Fer nandina Beach, thanks. Don Holland Fernandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE I generally avoid opining on hot button issues in my column. But every once ina while, dang it, something pops up that begs commentary. Right now, its Ebola, the bogeym an de jour, in case you havent noticed. The fear mongering and hysteria inducing public wailing is beginning to drown out thoughtful and reasoned discussion about a serious and often fatal disease. And folks, thats a dangero us thing. Case in point. On Monday, a person s howed up at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville feeling poorly and rightfully worr ied because theyd been in contact with someone whod been to West Africa, where the disease is prevalent. The hospital immediately launched the painstaking protocol implemented for just such an occurrence, which i ncludes immediate isolation. At some point in this protocol, it was decided that the patientd idnt meet the nationally established criteria to do any more testing. OK, right? N ope. The headline lustful television media down in Me-too-ville jumped on it and at least one of them behaved irresponsibly. News4Jax comes to mind. They featured a brightly colored box with EBOLA EPIDEMIC h ighlighted in all caps. In the same garishly colored box, High Risk was highlighted in redl etters, along with someone dressed in a hazmat suit. The design of this teaser was obvio usly intended for maximum impact and attention grabbing. But it had the added effect of making it appear that thered been a highrisk outbreak of the Ebola illness in Jacksonville. Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth, not that candor matters to t he purveyors of paranoia and panic in our midst. B ut it gets worse. Because the TV stations c ried wolf, some social media assumed that Canis lupus was indeed huffing and puffing at the door and got into high dudgeon. S ome of the responses were so ridiculous and out-l andish they defy logic. I think that most of us who d ont make a habit of putting Reynolds Wrap on our heads can agree that the president didnt cause Ebola to be brought into the country or that he wishes it upon us, or that t he Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health, in conjunctionw ith the best and brightest medical minds this country has to offer, are conspiring in s ome sort of Orwellian plot to cover it up, subjugate us to the control of blue helmeted UN forces or cause mass exterminations of, well, whoever. Ultimately, they were all a bunch of C hicken Littles wailing about a falling sky. There is no Ebola outbreak or illness atB aptist Medical Center or anywhere else in Jacksonville to date. And predictably, after h aving taken a thorough pee in the public pool, the whole dang shebang was off the ADHD stricken minds of the TV newsies the next day. Because there was nothing there to begin with. Kinda like the breathless omigollygosh impending hurricane strikes they bleat a bout nearly annually, which always results in critical shortages of batteries, beer, potatoc hips and plywood. But hey, its news, right? Say what you will about President Obama. T heres certainly room for pro and con debate on that subject. But believing or saying that hes behind some sinister plot to wipe us out with Ebola is so crazy that its hard to believe anyone but the terminally stupid could believe i t. Its as loony as those people who, after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, believed thatP resident Bush ordered it or was involved in it somehow. When it comes to nuts, we sure s eem to grow a bumper crop of them each year. And now theyre on the shelf everywhere, thanks to social media and irresponsible traditional media. Testing every sick person who walks into a n ER for Ebola isnt medically sound. Itd cause a panic that would cripple the system.B ut dont look for the news or social media handwringers to tell you that. W ay back in the dark ages when I was a reporter, we had this thing called journalism ethics. Its nearly extinct and Im not even sure you can find it on Wikipedia. Our editors scolded us for using irresponsible and p rovocative buzzwords. If a person said something, one didnt report that the personc laimed something. Its pejorative, a journalists sneaky way of rolling his eyes and saying, y eah, right. Now its common practice. Lies, half truth and gasping sensationalism sells to an increasingly dumbed-down market. 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COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, OCTOBER17, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8A MILITARY NEWS HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Air Force Airman Christopher R. Norman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Norman is the son of Julie M. and Scott E. Norman of Y ulee and grandson of John Ferry of Jacksonville Beach. He is a 2014 graduate of Charlton County High School, Folkston, Ga. Ron AndersonBUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904) 261-6821 F AMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6 Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Baile y Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hw y 1, Callahan, FL S teve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStr eet Fe r nandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d ' s s H H o o u u s s e e THISSPACEAVAILABLE. CALL261-3696 AND ASKFORANAD-VISOR TO PUTTHISSPACETO WORKFORYOU. SUBSCRIBETODAY! f bnewsleader.com I give you every seedbearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Exodus 20:3 How much time do you spend each day planning and preparing meals, not to mention shopping for them and of course eating them? While there are people who enjoy all of this, and not just the part which involves eating, some of us wish it could be simpler and easier to accomplish this basic task of getting nutrients into our bodies. A single product that provides all of our nutritional needs is surely not far away. In fact, there are already products on the market that claim to do just that. But, perhaps we need not take the "simplify your life" advice this far. Maybe just adding more rice and beans to the diet would do it. It would certainly simplify our shopping and make us healthier if we cut out the nutritionally questionable snack foods, such as candy, chips, and soda. Most of us would be better off just drinking water and having some fruit for dessert. We don't need to be vegetarians, but cutting some or even most of the meat out of our diets would probably leave us both healthier and wealthier. Perhaps the best advice we can follow to simplify our diets is to re member the old adage: Eat to live; don't live to eat. § Simplify Your Diet NormanSuccess By 6 scholarship deadline Nov. 1 T T o o y y s s f f o o r r T T o o t t s s b b e e n n e e f f i i t tThe American Legion Post 54 Riders in Fernandina Beach will host a benefit Poker Run for the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign on Nov. 15. There are several ways to support this annual event: r egister to ride, give a new unwrapped toy, volunteer to work the event or drop by and make a donation for new toys for the project to bring one of the many joys of Christmas to underprivileged children here in our community. For information contact American Legion Post 54 Riders Bonnie Quattrene at 699-2663 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rick Garvey at (540) 429-0244 or directoral email@example.com. To volunteer for the Nassau County Toys for Tots Campaign 2014 call Carol at 753-7630 for information.S S h h o o p p w w i i t t h h C C o o p p s sThe Fernandina Beach Police Department Shop with Cops program serves more than 150 local schoolchildren each year, providing the opportunity to shop with a police officer at the Amelia Island Walmart and insuring underprivileged kids experience the joy of Christmas. Every penny donated translates directly to Christmas toys and much needed clothing. School guidance counselors select the participants. Contact volunteer chair Don Monahan to have him speak to your church or civic group about the program at 277-2091. The Fernandina Beach Police Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, administers the prorgram. All donations may be tax deductible. Send donations to: Shop with Cops, Fernandina Beach Police Foundation, 1525 Lime St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. To view the Shop with Cops video, visit www.fbpf.org. The 2014 event will be held Dec. 11 at Walmart.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 tThe 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 r eception will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following Friday's performance. T ickets are $15 for adults in advance, at www.islandchambersingers.org; from a member of the choir; at the Amelia Island Welcome Center, 102 Centre St., (800) 226-3542; at the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G (at A1A and Amelia Island Parkway), 261-3248; and at Harrison's Mercantile at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Spa and Shops, 432-2218. Tickets are $20 at the door and always free for all students. For information call 2250575 on weekdays.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 rThe Council of Catholic W omen at St. Michael's Catholic Church will hold a Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St. Michael's Academy School on Fourth Street.H H o o m m e e t t o o u u r rThe Amelia Island Museum of History's Holiday Home Tour is Dec. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring five vintage private homes in the historic district decorated by professional florists and designers. Free trolley service will transport guests to the featured homes while costumed carolers and characters from Fernandina's colorful past r eturn them to the Victorian era. Homes include 326 S. Seventh St., 510 Beech St., 909 Atlantic Ave., 401 S. Sixth St., and 15 N. Fourth St. T ickets are available at the museum, 233 S. Third St., the Amelia Visitors Center, 102 Centre St., Peterbrooke Chocolatier, 1427 Sadler Road, and the Plantation Shop in the Palmetto Walk Shopping Center, 4828 First Coast Hwy. T ickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of. For information and group rates of 10 or more, call the museum at 261-7378, ext. 105.B B r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t & & B B l l o o o o m m s sAn added attraction of this year's Holiday Home Tour is Breakfast and Blooms at Caf Karibo, 27 N. Third St., Dec. 5 at 6 at 9 a.m. Start your day with a unique culinary experience. Brooke Grubb Raulerson of Artistic Florist will create holiday arrangements to be won by lucky diners. Seating is limited. T ickets are $25 and available at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., and at ameliahometours.com (see the tickets tab). OUT OF TOWNH H o o l l i i d d a a y y c c l l a a s s s s i i c c s sRing in the season with Pachelbel's Canon, Corelli's Christmas Concerto, The Nutcracker Suite and more as the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents its "Classical Holiday" concert Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts. Popular American conductor Chelsea T ipton will take you on a musical journey of joyous classical sounds. T ickets are $35-65. Call (904) 354-5547 or visit JaxSymphony.org for information.U U N N F F s s i i n n g g e e r r s sThe community is invited to hear Handel's Messiah featuring the UNF Chamber Singers, Messiah Orchestra and student soloists under the direction of conductor Dr. Cara Tasher at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 4129 Oxford Ave., Jacksonville. Admission is free. H H a a n n d d e e l l s s M M e e s s s s i i a a h hThe Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents Handel's Messiah Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. with Michael Butterman, conductor, Twyla Robinson, soprano, Elise Quagliata, mezzo-soprano, Jason Slayden, tenor, Evan Boyer, bass, and the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus. Handel's masterpiece is one of the most famous oratorios ever written. Hallelujah! Join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the Messiah of the season, and music's most powerful message of faith. T ickets are $25-72. Call (904) 354-5547 or visit JaxSymphony.org.F F e e a a s s t t o o f f C C a a r r o o l l s sThe ninth annual Feast of Carols hosted by the UNF Chorale features ensembles from DASOTA, Jacksonville Children's Chorus, Clay County High School and First Coast School in the annual sing-along concert under the direction of conductor Dr. Cara Tasher at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 in Lazzara Performance Hall on the UNF campus. T ickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Seniors and students with ID are free. Call the box office at (904) 620-2878. B ARBARA FARNSWORTHF or the News-LeaderWhen Success By 6 participant Hailey Reeder, 5, glides her finger across the pages of her favorite book, proudly reading each word aloud, her mother, Amanda, beams with joy. Hailey's ReadingPal, Phyllis Stabler, has the same positive reaction. Success By 6 and ReadingPals are two United Way of Northeast Florida programs that have helped prepare Hailey for kindergarten this fall. Research has demonstrated that the early years of a child's development provide some of the best opportunities for learning and education. For every $1 invested in early childhood learning programs, there is an approximately $12.90 r eturn on that investment. However, for those children who could benefit most from early learning, the opportunity is often out of reach. To meet this need for early learning opportunities, Success By 6, a partnership between United Way of Northeast Florida and The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida and Episcopal Children's Services, provides two-year early learning scholarships for threeyear-olds to attend high-quality, accredited early learning centers. The children receive free, full-day education and care. Research shows that children who completed the Success By 6 program outpaced their peers by 11 percent in kindergarten r eadiness. In addition, ReadingPals connects passionate, committed volunteers with preschoolers who need a little extra help getting ready for kindergarten. For 30 minutes each week, a ReadingPal spends time with a pair of preschoolers, r eading a book, completing activities and developing skills that they'll need for success in school. Amanda Reeder learned about Success By 6 when Hailey was three years old. She and her husband needed a new, dependable child care option because their employment status and income had changed. "Hailey was used to being cared for at home for her first three years so I wasn't sure if she would be frightened being away from us," Amanda said. "I knew we couldn't financially provide for her so when we applied and received the Success By 6 scholarship for her to attend Island Academy, I knew everything would be OK." In fact, everything was more than OK. "The Success By 6 scholarship gave Hailey the opportunity to attend an early learning center beyond what my husband and I could have provided for her. Hailey's two years at Island Academy in Fernandina Beach made a huge difference in how she learns," Amanda said. "We could feel the love the teachers gave her as soon as we walked in the front door. In a short time, Hailey went from not wanting to go to school to not wanting to miss it!" The past year, while at Island Academy, Hailey was paired with Fernandina Beach resident and former teacher, Phyllis Stabler, a ReadingPal volunteer who said she believes reading aloud with children gives them confidence to learn. "I've always loved reading with children," Stabler said. "Watching Hailey's increased self-assurance to learn words and seeing her reading skills grow was very gratifying. When children are given one-on-one attention, as in the ReadingPals program, they blossom." The deadline to apply for Success By 6 scholarships is Nov. 1. In Nassau County call Mary Caldwell at 491-3638 or go to ecs4kids.org and apply through the Simplified Point of Entry. Success By 6 includes: Free, daylong care for your threeyear-old through July 2016 at a highquality early learning center. What you need to apply: All adults (18 years old and up) in the home must be in school or working. Your child must be three years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. You must meet income limits. Y our commitment: Your child must attend at least 85 percent of the school days. A willingness to participate in child and parent assessments. A willingness to commit to staying in the program for two years. Attendance at parent education nights at your child's center. Each year, nearly 12,000 Nassau County residents' lives are improved through United Way-funded programs such as Success By 6, including preschoolers, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, senior citizens, local families and many others. There are 10 Nassau County-based impact partners and a total of 44 United Way-funded programs located in Duval and Nassau counties that assist Nassau County residents. United Way focuses on education, income and health the building blocks for a quality life. The organization supports measurable solutions to ensure children enter school ready to learn, students stay on track to graduation, families achieve financial stability and people have the tools to lead healthy, productive lives. More information can be found at unitedwaynefl.org. 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 fUnited 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 390-3215 or unitedwaynefl. org/nassau-kickoff. SUBMITTEDSuccess By 6/ReadingPals participant Hailey Reeder, 5, reads with the help of her reading pal Phyllis Stabler. The Baptist Medical Center Nassau Auxiliary is looking for individuals, like Leslie Ritter, right to volunteer their time to the hospital. They have a variety of positions available, from pushing carts with food trays, stocking cabinets, transporting patients in wheelchairs, answering phones, displaying merchandise in the gift shop, r unning a cash register and more. Y ou are required to be in good physical health and it is mandatory to have a TB and flu shot prior to working at the hospital. The hospital conducts a background check and requires references. They are looking for people who can spend four hours a week at the hospital. If you enjoy meeting new people and being part of a very friendly envir onment, this is a great opportunity. To volunteer, call Liz Lauerman at 321-3818 and the auxliary will send you an application. SUBMITTEDVOLUNTEER FOR HOSPITAL Ur g ent need for used eyegla ssesThe Nassau County V olunteer Center in Fernandina Beach, in partnership with the Lions Club of Callahan, is collecting used eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids for use in developing countries to improve the quality of life. They may be dropped off at Barnabas New to You (14th Street), Coastal V ision Center (14th Street), Walmart Supercenter in Yulee, Harris T eeter in Fernandina, and theVolunteer Center, 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A, Fernandina. Call 261-2771, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. V isit the Volunteer Center at volunteernassau.org.
My dad was a pragmatic man, not prone to contemplating the mysteries of the universe. It came as no surprise when I realized that he and I had engaged in very few m etaphysical discussions about the wonder of it all. I was much too y oung to offer anything but questions, while he was a practical man who handled what the day offered and continued on his way. I remember the shrug I got when I asked him what life is all about, but I dont remember his answer. K nowing Dad, he probably offered up the sage advice of dealing w ith it by using the skills and attitudes he and mom had tried to instill in me. Id forgotten our long-ago exchange until the other day, when Shirley Hargreaves offered up the invocation at our monthly meeting of F ederated Republican Women of Nassau. She always prefaces our p rayer with a little homily that makes us think, and this time she invited us to take a moment to ponder the meaning of life. Dad would have liked what Shirley had to say: Life is a chall enge meet it. Dad taught me that i f you ignore something it will only fester and then get worse. Whatever it is, handle it and move on. Life is a gift a ccept it. And embrace it Ive seen too many peop le sit on the sidelines and complain because life doesnt measure up to their expectations. Life is a sorrow overcome it. We must remind ourselves to take the time to grieve. It sometimes becomes a slow process, and in this h urry-scurry age, we have a tendency to rush through things. L ife is an adventure dare it. It sometimes comes down to the choice of doing something that makes us uncomfortable or hiding in our bedrooms with the curtains drawn tight. Life is a tragedy face it. I know its not all free Bubble-Up and R ainbow Stew, but I have finally learned that we never have to face a dversity alone. Theres always someone to help us. Life is a duty perform it. Duty is not synonymous with drudgery. Im sure weve all felt that quiet feeling of satisfaction after we have done something that were supposed to d o. If we work it right, duties eventually become joys. L ife is a game play it. A life on the sidelines is too boring to contemplate. Throw yourself into the fray! We may no longer be able to run the marathon, but we can help organize and publicize it. Life is a mystery unfold it. Isnt t hat part of the fun? Just when we think weve got it all figured out, life g oes ahead and throws us yet another puzzle to solve. Life is a song sing it. If youve ever heard me sing, you much prefer I just hum quietly. But God gave me a fertile imagination, so I have perfect pitch when I sing complete arias in my brain. L ife is an opportunity take it. There are only so many chances, y ou know. Wed better grab one while we still can. We all know at least one person who now regrets the opportunity or two s/he turned down. Life is a journey complete it. OK, but not too soon. Id like to s tretch this trip out so it becomes a long, slow one, with lots of interesti ng stops along the way. Life is a promise fulfill it. Its not enough to fulfill the promise we should help others along the way so that they, can join us in this Great Adventure. Life is a beauty praise it. We f eed our souls when we take even a nanosecond to appreciate a cute todd ler, a bee lunching on a backyard rose, or a laugh shared with a loved one. Life is a struggle fight it. You betcha! Nothings going to beat me into submission without a monumental fight. Life is a goal achieve it. For s ome of us, those goals still lie ahead. For others, most of our goals h ave been met and lie peacefully behind us. The true secret is to have set realistic goals and then to have enjoyed their pursuit. Life is a puzzle solve it. I dont know about this last one. I certainly get outsmarted by life on occasion. I m sure Ill never figure it all out, but thats when faith steps in. T hank you, Shirley, for allowing me to plagiarize your homily. It reminds me that some unknown wit has summed it up so beautifully for all of us: Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving s afely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broads ide, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride! 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, OCTOBER17, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A CINDY DICKINSONF or the News-LeaderExcitement ruled for 140 plus Boys & Girls Club youngsters recently. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Director of T ennis Sal Barbaro, his staff and participants in the U.S. T ennis Association International Tennis Federation W omen's Pro Circuit event arrived at the Miller Freedom Club to represent the sport of tennis and to have some fun. To say they brought their "A" game is an understatement, with their motivation to give back to the community by demonstrating tennis techniques to the very eager BGC members gathered in the club gym. The activities began when Barbaro, dressed in Elvis garb, introduced tournament players Maria Alves from Brazil, Clemson graduate Keri Wong, Andie Daniel from Georgia, Sophie Chang from Maryland, Victoria Flores, a 15-year-old teaching pro, and Katie Sailors from the Omni resort. "Tennis Everyone" meant that all the participating kids came down off the gym bleachers and formed three lines facing the net according to their age group. Using a tennis racket and ball, with coaching from the pros and Omni staff, they tried to hit one of the cones placed on the other side of the net to win a prize. Next up was a demonstration of strength and accuracy from the women pros as they tried to hit the cones themselves, watched by the BGC kids who raised the roof with cheers every time a cone was hit. To stress the importance of teamwork, the pros were challenged to volley the ball 100 times without letting it drop. Counting for them were 140 plus voices that initially weren't so sure they would r each that goal but rallied loudly at the end when they did. For six young Boys & Girls Club volunteers it was additionally rewarding. Sara Solomon, Breonna Jefferson, Julienne Nipper, Logan Liddell, Gehron Fleming and Aaron Chester had the opportunity to actually play with the pros in a "first to reach three points" competition. It was exciting for the players and all that were watching. Finally, as a breakout exercise, the hula hoops appeared. Taylor Edmondson was the standout "hooper" of the day. Kammeryn London came in a very close second. The Boys & Girls Club Nassau Foundation, Miller Club staff and all the young participants appreciate the generosity shown by Sal Barbaro and his staff as well as that of the ITF Pros. Introducing and experiencing the thrill of playing tennis, making new friends and being part of a team allows a child to enjoy the sport for a lifetime. And that's just one of the positive experiences youngsters find when they join a local Boys & Girls Club.C hildren get tennis lessons from the prosTENNIS EVERYONE! PHOTOS BY CHRIS BOEK/FOR THE NEWS-LEADERMorgan Shearin shows determination when women's pro tennis players spent time at the Miller Boys & Girls Club, left. Elvis (Sal Barbaro) with Taryn Peterson, right. The whole happy group of kids, pros and staff. Marie shows Gehron Fleming a Brazilian forehand, left. Boys & Girls Club members listen intently to the pros, right. Sophie Chang shows Andrew Rhoden and Demi Pollard how it's done, left. ITF pros Andie Daniel, Chang and Keri Wong had fun too, right. Anne Velazquez was crowned the October Queen of Tees for the 18-hole ladies group at Amelia River Golf Club. She shot a gross 97 for a net 68 to win the title on Oct. 13.R R e e g g g g i i e e H H u u n n t t m m e e m m o o r r i i a a l lBig Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida will host the 19th annual Reggie Hunt Memorial Golf Classic Oct. 24 at the Amelia River Golf Club. The event is held annually in Nassau County in memory of William Reginald Hunt Jr., a former Fernandina Beach High School student-athlete and six-year participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida in Nassau County. Big Brothers Big Sisters in Nassau County relies on private donations and community support to positively affect the lives of children facing adversity. Programs focus on academic success, positive behaviors, job readiness and more. Registration for the 19th annual Reggie Hunt Memorial Golf Classic begins at 12:30 p.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A reception with prizes will be held following the tournament, including prizes and recognition for the top three teams that raise the most money for BBBSNEFL and carry the lowest tournament net score. Big Brothers Big Sisters in Nassau County community partners include the Nassau County Sheriff's Office and RockTenn. Corporate sponsors include First Coast Community Bank, Rayonier, W almart, Ameris Bank, Rick Keffer Jeep-Chrysler-Dodge and AlphaGraphics. Contact Rainey Crawford, Nassau County area manager, at (904) 485-0126 or email@example.com. S S t t a a r r t t i i n n g g P P o o i i n n t t t t o o u u r r n n e e y ySponsorships are now available for the fourth annual Starting Point Golf Tournament and the agency is looking for local companies interested in supporting mental health programs for children. Each year, the tournament raises funds to support substance abuse and mental health programs for Nassau County children. The tournament will take place Nov. 3 at Amelia National Golf & Country Club beginning with registration at 11 a.m. and capping off with a barbecue and silent auction. Sponsorships are available at four different levels and include player spots, dinner and beverages and sponsor r ecognition. Starting Point provides mental health and substance abuse services for children and teens, including school and home-based programs. In addition to sponsorships, many local firms are supporting the event with hole sponsorships and donations to the silent auction. Each year, the silent auction includes donated items such as gift certificates to salons, golf courses and restaurants, as well as gift baskets, event tickets, merchandise and artwork. Contact chair Cherie Billings at 277-2995 or email golftournament@ spbh.org. Starting Point Behavioral Health provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Nassau County. Serving more than 3,700 individuals each year, Starting Point is a non-profit agency.Ve lazquez crowned October Queen of Tees at Amelia River course V elazquez
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, OCTOBER17, 2014 SPORTS News-LeaderYULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football 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. 23at Fernandina Beach6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Oct. 17at Taylor County*7:30 Oct. 31MADISON*7:00 *District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country Oct. 22District 3-2A Nov. 6Region 1-2 at Pensacola Nov. 15State 2Aat Tallahassee FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Oct. 23YULEE6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Boys Golf Oct. 21Regional Nov. 3-5State FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V olleyball Oct. 20-23 District 4-4Aat WNHS FERNANDINABEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Oct. 22at Bolles5:00 YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Oct. 21at Callahan5:00 2014 SCHEDULES SPORTS SHORTS T T r r o o u u t t t t o o u u r r n n a a m m e e n n t tThe Nassau Sport Fishing Associations 28th annual T rout Tournament will be held Nov. 7-8. The final registration and the mandatory captains 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 http://nsfafish.net/event1733298/. All major credit cards are accepted. Manual registration 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 captains meeting. They are also available on the website at http://nsfafish.net. The tournament director this year is Marvin Leininger.S S i i g g n n u u p p f f o o r r Y Y B B A A h h o o o o p p s sThe Yulee Basketball Association registration for the 2014-15 season is now open. For information and to register visit www.Yulee Basketball.org. All athletes must register online no later than Nov. 7. Amandatory tryout/skills assessment is Nov. 9 (10U 1-3 p.m.) (12U 2-4 p.m.) (15U 3-5 p.m.). 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 uleeBasketball@gmail.com.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.S S h h e e r r i i f f f f s s S S h h o o o o t t o o u u t tThe Nassau County Sheriffs Office and NCSO Charities are sponsoring the second annual Sheriffs 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.F F l l o o r r i i d d a a G G e e o o r r g g i i a a H H a a l l l l o o f f F F a a m m e e University of Georgia legends Pat Dye and Ben Zambiasi and University of Florida legends Louis Oliver and James Bates will be inducted into the GeorgiaFlorida 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 Ruths 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 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. For information, contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or email@example.com or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org.U U p p w w a a r r d d B B a a s s k k e e t t b b a a l l l lUpward Basketball and Cheerleading registration at First Baptist Fernandina is now open for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. There are no travel teams and just a one-hour practice and one-hour game each week. Coaches use practices and games to teach and build basketball skills while making sure the kids have fun. Kids will also learn teamwork and build self-esteem in the basketball leagues and kids basketball camps, making for a positive sports experience. Deadline for registration is Nov. 22. This year, basketball shorts and cheerleading mock turtlenecks are included at no additional cost. Early registration (before Oct. 30) is $75. After Oct. 30, the fee is $90. First Baptist, Fernandina is located at 1600 S. Eighth St. V isit http://Upward. FBFirst.com or drop by the church office during regular business hours and pick up a registration form.N N S S F F A A m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s sThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association holds its monthly business meetings on the second Wednesday at Kraft 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 www.nsfafish.net. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth-related community and other civic minded activities. Contact President John Hartrich at 206-0817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.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. SAIL ING RACE SUBMITTED PHOTOSAmelia Island Sailing Club members were out for a race Saturday, starting across from Fort Clinch. Racing were Flamingo, skippered by Joe Bowen, above left; Misty, skippered by Wilby Whitt, and Athore, skippered by Tom McKenna, top photo; Vibes, skippered by Gene Sokolowski, above right; and Stargazer, skippered by Charlie Steimkamp, above center. The club is open to interested boaters (power boats included) who reside in Nassau County. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Kraft Athletic Club. All interested should contact John Lohr, vice commodore, at (904) 432-8443 or email him at email@example.com for information.
HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader W W hen Devin and E lizabeth Clevenger honeymooned here, they fell in love with the island, so it seemed a natural place for them to open their musical theater school. P erforming since they were six years old, Elizabeth a nd Devin Clevenger first met at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., where they graduated with honors after earning bachelor of fine arts degrees in Musical Theatre Performance with an emphas is in music. They have both performed a nd directed across the U.S. and internationally in shows such as Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Ragtime, Grease, Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof and many others. I n addition to the performance degree and experience, Elizabeth has experience in the behind-the-scenes aspects of theater. When asked why they w anted to leave the Big A pple for the quiet life of A melia Island, Devin Clevenger said, Theater, if you kind of boil it down to what it is, its a collaborative sport. You have to really work together to achieve one goal and in New York, its every m an for himself. What we r eally love about t heater is working together with all kinds of people to make something beautiful and thats not what New York is about. Eager to escape the cutt hroat atmosphere, the couple c hose to open their business h er e and focus on a cur riculum that includes stage acting, healthy singing techniques, acting through song, Broadway-style choreography, self-confidence and more. Students will present a s howcase performance in J anuar y featuring numbers f r o m different musicals that uniquely show their talents. Clevenger said he believes s ome of the benefits to learni ng musical theater are: teamw ork, confidence, listening skills, public speaking and multitasking. But ther e is so much mor e. Success in any occupation can be boosted by involvement in musical the a ter whether you work in cus t omer service at a boutique or a s a team member for a construction company Clevenger believes the musical par t of musical the ater is even more important because music can cross divides and boundaries wher e dialogue alone might n ot succeed. It speaks in a w ay that transcends language. What we are hoping to do is star t a serious studio wher e we can raise a group of actors that would start a new generation in New Y ork of a suppor t ive atmospher e, said E lizabeth Clevenger. Right, and we want to collaborate with others here and be part of the community added her husband. ere all about non-competition and working with othe rs. Were supportive of e veryone elses work and w orking together. The more the merrier Both are holding down eal jobs for now and hold ing classes on their day of f, Monday. Classes began the first M onday in October and i nclude Homeschool Musical T heatre from 10-11:30 a.m.; Adult and Senior beginner Broadway Tap at 11:30; second to fifth grade Musical Theatre at 3 p.m. and sixth to 12th grade Musical Theatre at5 p.m. Classes ar e $45 per month w ith a $5 discount for siblings a nd are held at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. For infor mation call Devin at (931 (236egister at the city Parks and Recr eation Depar tment at 310-3350. E mail contactclevengercrea firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page at face book.com/Clevenger Cr eationsMT. t email@example.com 12A F RIDAY O CTOBER 17, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK C C l l a a s s s s i i f f i i e e d d s s w w o o r r k k f f o o r r y y o o u u . C C a a l l l l 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 a a n n d d s s e e l l l l i i t t i i n n t t h h e e c c l l a a s s s s i i f f i i e e d d s s ! Viewing theater as collaborative sport PHOTOS BY BENNETT FARKUS/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Elizabeth and Devin Clevenger add their special brand of youth and exuberance to The Factory in Franklin, Tenn., in spring 2012, above and below. C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e m m i i s s s s i i o o n n It is our mission to be produce and process oriented, to spark and harness creativity from our actors, their families, and fellow teachers to achieve the highest standard of performance, thus creating long-lasting true relationships t hrough the community of our product.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY O CTOBER 17 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 FL ORID A S SHRIMPING FLEET J oin the Amelia Island Museum of History at 6 p.m. tonight as Brendan Burke delivers a presentation on Florida s S hrimpin g Fleet. From 1919 until the mid1 980s, Florida supplied the w orld with shrimp tr awlers and commercial fishing boats of all types. The ent erprise grew into a multi-billion dollar industry. Burke will bring together stories, pictures and the people from the halcyon days of catching shrimp and buildin g boats in the Sun shine St at e. This program is free and open to the public, made possible by the Florida Humanities Council s S peak ers Bureau P r og r am. T he museum is located at 233 South Third St. Call 261-7378 or visit www.ameliamuseum.org. C AR SHO W T he A me lia Cruizers Car Club and Chick-Fil-A present the 18th annual 8 Flags Car Show on Oct. 18 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Centre Street. More than 300 entr ants are e xpect ed to line the street from the marina to Eighth Street. A DJ will f eature of mix of tune s to match the wide se lection of cars on displa y. Browsing is free for spectators. All proceeds benefit the Justin Hess Scholarship Foundation and the Nassau County Council on Aging. Visit www.ameliacruizers.org. SPLASH B ASH T he fourth annual Splash Bash begins at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Nassau Humane Society Dog Park, on Airport Road. Admission is free and appetizers, beer and wine will be a v aila ble. Live entertainment by Ronnie Stoots. T ick e ts are $10 ea ch for a chance to win in the nights big event at the Dog Park swimming pool. Each ticket will be numbered, and tennis balls with corresponding numbers will be plunk ed into the pool. Katy the golden retriever will retrieve five balls. The winnin g tick ets will receive $100 each. The remaining proceeds will benefit the Nassau Humane S ociety and Fernandina Beach/Yulee Relay for Lif e. T ick e ts are on s ale at the S ec ond Chance Store, NHS D og P ark or w w w .na ssauhumane so cie ty c om. Not e: Insurance prohibits dogs at so cial e vents. Call 4 91-1 5 11 for information. Last years guests are still humming those beautif ul Den ver songs DEBORAH WATFORD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MOW4PETS Chefs bring out their best for Katie Caples Foundation O O sprey Village will host the fourth annual Chefs Dinner benefiting the Katie Caples Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 5-8:30 p.m. I n 2011, Osprey Villages Executive Chef Jaime LeBlanc approached the Katie Caples F oundation with an idea to help further their mission to raise awareness for organ donor registration and education in the Fernandina Beach area. LeBlanc has participated in the Katie Ride for Life since its inception and was passionate about the cause and telling Katies story. LeBlanc approached the Katie Caples F oundation and pitched the idea of hosting a Chefs Dinner to benefit their cause. H e hoped that the Chefs Dinner would not only raise awareness for the importance of organ donation registration and education, but also bring together Amelia Islands top chefs to celebrate their culinary talents. Even though I participated in the Katie Ride for Life for a few years, I still felt the need t o give back and raise awareness for organ donation registration, said LeBlanc. I was h onored when the Foundation accepted my pitch to host a Chefs Dinner to benefit their cause. The other chefs and myself are grateful to come together to create an amazing five-c ourse meal that is not only delicious but raise s funds for a great reason. The fourth annual Chefs Dinner will feature five chefs from the Fernandina Beach Community: Jaime LeBlanc, director of Dining S ervices and Executive Chef, Osprey Village Dale Ford, Executive Chef, Jekyll Island Club SUBMITTED PHOTOS C hefs participating in the annual dinner Oct. 26 to benefit the Katie Caples Foundation are, from left, Jamie LeBlanc, Dale Ford, Michael Gass, BrenNan Pickren and Chris Pickren. Tom Becker concert to help MOW4Pets For the News-Leader M eals on Wheels for Pets Nassau, Inc. will host its annual fundraising musical performance featuring Tom Becker at Prince of Peace Lutheran Chur ch, 2600 Atlantic A v e., on Friday Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. T ickets are $25 and availa ble at Nassau Humane S ocietys Second Chance Store on South 14th Street, online at www .mow4petsnas sau.com or by calling (352 284-6106. W ith the sound and grace of the late John Denver, area m usician and singer Tom B ecker per forms his music m astery with a talented band and plays more than 60 minutes of the famous musical hits. Becker is a former member of the legendar y folk gr oup, The New Christy M instrels. He is a successful s ongwriter and has appeared w ith music legends like Willie Nelson, Ray Charles and Jer r y Lee Lewis. Denver s music, as performed by Becker, casts a spell that cr osses the bar riers of age, economics, geograp hy, language and politics. It s a very special musical e vening that will be r e member e d with a smile. Last year s guests ar e still hum ming those beautiful Denver s ongs, said Deborah W atford, executive director of MOW4Pets. Plus the real beneficiaries are the companion animals of local home bound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels support. Meals on Wheels for Pets Nassau, Inc.( MOW4PetsNassau) is a 5 01(c3un totally by volunteers. The groups first delivery of pet food was made on July 27, 2009. It was created to supplement the efforts of the Meals on P ony Up and Party WILMA ALLEN For the News-Leader Pony Up and Par ty , an actionp acked fundraiser for the Fer n andina B each Librar y, will take place on S aturday, Oct. 25 at the enchanting 38acre Littleberry Farm located just west of Amelia Island. The party will showcase some of the 20 horses in residence, including World Finalists Junior , an American Paint prizewinner in wester n horsemanship, a nd T inker, a medalist in the hunter u nder saddle categor y The Andalusian Luna and her rider will show off their skills in dressage and Nina will do a few tricks for the cr owd, says T e rry Broussard, Littleberry Farm owner. Five-year-old up-and-coming horsewoman, Paisley Br oussar d will take the r eins on Junior and may show of f her p ony, Cornflake, Broussard said. A nd to top it of f, acclaimed Joey the B order Collie, an award-winning trick dog, will mount and ride the impressive quar ter horse named Shy. Joeys trainer is 15-year-old, Nichole Curry, a student at Fernandina Beach High School. Nicole, some of her classmates in the Junior Rotar y Club and other riders at t he farm will introduce the horses and a llow guests to entice them with car r ots f or treats. This will be a really, really fun and unusual evening for ever yone and were delighted that Littleber ry Farm is hosting it with us, said Bill Flynn, pr esident of Friends of the Library (FOL farm is a wonderful place for a good t ime and a great reminder of the agricultural heritage of Nassau County. Many folks will be surprised to see such a fine rural setting just minutes from Amelia Island. The gates of the farm at 95546 Clements Road will open at 4:45 p.m. and festivities start at 5 p.m. A homemade barbecue buffet will be served in the screened breezeway of the farms lar ge entertainment facility. There will be indoor and covered seating for dining, and hay bales for r elaxing around the show ring. County, western and other popular music will be provided by the versatile O.C. Band. There will also be dancing, games, cash bar, smores and desserts by the bonfire, and a silent auction with fine art, dining and entertainment donated by local ar tists and businesses. Weekends in New York and Chicago and trips to W ashington, D.C., Napa Valley and more will also be up for auction. Get advance information on trips at SUBMITTED Joey the Bor der Collie, an award-winning trick dog, will ride the quarter horse Shy at the Pony Up and Party fundraiser for the Fernandina Beach librar y expansion Oct. 25 at Littleber r y Far m just west of Amelia Island. J oey s trainer is 15-year -old, Nichole Cur r y, a student at Fernandina Beach H igh School. She and her classmates in the Junior Rotar y Club and other r iders at the far m will introduce the horses and allow guests to entice them with car r ots for treats. Event to benefit library expansion SUBMITTED T om Becker will per f or m John Denvers greatest hits at a concert Oct. 24 to benefit Nassau s Meals o n Wheels 4 Pets. PETS Continued on 4B PONY Continued on 4B CHEFS Continued on 4B O FF & O N T HE I SLAND
2B F RIDAY O CTOBER 17, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK S PECIAL EVENTS The Southern Womens Show is at the Prime O sborn Convention Center in Jacksonville through Oct. 19. Enjoy 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 Wine exhibit. H ours are today, 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 available for $10 today and Saturday. For group discounts and information, call (800 849-0248 or visit www.South ernWomensShow.com. Jacksonvilles 41st annual Depression and Antique G lass Show w elcomes guest George W. Fenton, celebrating a Fenton Family Tradition of Glass Making since 1905. Enjoy free seminars by F enton on Saturday and S unday at 1:15 p.m. The s how is Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.5 p.m. and Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Police Building, 5530 Beach Blvd. Glass dealers from across the U.S. will display glass from the 40s, 50s a nd 60s. Free parking. Food c ourt. Admission is $5 at the d oor. Call (904 visit www.depressionglassclubjax.com. Cars, Coffee & Conversation will meet Oct. 18f rom 9 a.m.-noon at S tarbucks on Sadler Road i n Fernandina Beach. T he group meets monthly to be aware of all upcoming auto events, to share their auto passion, experience as many unique automobiles as possi ble and to realize the trends a nd movements in the auto i ndustry and auto racing. B ring out that special car and join in. Public welcome; rain cancels. Sponsored by A uto Legends Amelia. Local author T .J. Silverio will sign copies of his book, Lifespan from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 18 at The Book Loft, 214C entre St.. Young researcher Jamie Pierce holds the key to a star tling discovery. How far will the bio-tech firm that stole her work go to turn the discovery into profits? Can freelance writer Declan Flynn uncover the truth in time to protectJ amie and derail the corpo rate scheme? Readers are haunted by the question: Isnt it possible some things should be left undiscovered? Silverio is a finalist for the Royal Palm Literary Award in Lifespans genre category. For i nformation call The Book Loft a t 261-8991. ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, 47574 SR 200, will host a wine tasting from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 22. Bring out the inner w ine enthusiast in you and enjoy an evening of tasting f rom more than 50 wines from around the world as well as s pirits and cordials. You can keep your wine glass and will receive a coupon to use the night of the event, all for $10. For information call 491-6192. The Baptist Medical C enter Nassau Auxiliary will host its next $5 JewelryS ale this time for two days on Oct. 24 from 7 a .m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 25 f rom 8 a.m.-noon in the conference room of the hospital on 18th Street in Fernandina Beach. Shop a wide selection of b racelets, necklaces, watches, pins and more, all priceda t $5. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. This will b e the auxiliarys last jewelry sale of the year. Proceeds from the sales help the auxiliary support hospital projects and programs. For more inform ation contact the Auxiliary office at 321-3818. The Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1964 w ill hold their reunion t he w eekend of Oct. 24 and 25. T he classes of 1963 and are invited to the Friday night get-together Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Sheffields at the Palace at no charge. For more information call 7530132. T he Salvation Army of N ortheast 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 at9 00 West Adams St. F estivities begin at 6:30 p .m. with a preview of the silent auction followed by dinner, live auction and dancing to the Faze band. Former clients of the Red Shield Lodge also will share their stories. T o purchase tickets, or to d onate to The Salvation Army c all (904 g ifts to P.O. Box 52508, Jacksonville, FL32201, or donate at www.salvationarmynefl.org. Jump start your holiday shopping with a free Afternoon of Beauty Oct. 2 5 from 2-6 p.m. at Radiant Y o ga Studio, o n the second flood of the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St. Get pampered and browse local vendors including Tupperware, Arbonne beauty products, Origami Owl custom jewelry S centsy candles, Haven F orest Massage studio, S andiloks Creations, Crochet by Shelly, Flip Flop Yoga Kids and Y oung Life Essential Oils. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (904 Paul Leonard, philanthropic author, motivational s peaker and a former CEO of Habitat for Humanity, will give a motivational talk with readings from his new book, When the Spirit Moves, on Oct. 2 6 from 4-6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of F ernandina Beach. AQ&A and light refreshments will follow. Leonard will donate a portion of the proceeds from each book sold to benefit The Salvation Army Hope House. T he event is free and open to the public. Leonard will have at alk and book signing at The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 25. Call the store at 261-8991. When the Spirit Moves, is a b ook of poems, essays and vignettes about the yearnings, a ppreciation and frustrations of human existence. The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library Book Sale takes place Nov. 6-8 with close to 20,000 books well organized in dozens of categories, CDs, DVDs, audio and childrens books. Proceeds support the F ernandina Beach library. APreview Party is Nov. 6 f rom 5-7 p.m. for Friends of the Library members only. Non-members may join at the door. The sale opens to the public on Nov. 7 from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Nov. 8 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Peck Center Gym, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. For questions regarding donations contact Annie Sparkle at 3109 290. T he Nassau County Community Development Corporation (NCCDC host its annual Peck and Community event at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center i n Fernandina Beach. T his year s event is a form al/coat and tie dinner and d ance gala called An A f fair to Remember. Proceeds from the banquet will benefit the NCCDC scholarship fund and other organization sponsored programs. Everyone is invited to c ome and enjoy a great dinn er and an evening of entert ainment. T he donation is $40. For information or reserva tions, call 261-4113 or 2614396. The fourth annual Navy Seal Foundation BuffetD inner and silent auction w ill be held at The Amelia I sland Club Nov 8. D inner tickets are $75. T his 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 com-m unity and their families. D onations for the silent auc tion are welcome and must be received by Oct. 31. Donations are tax deductible. Dinner tickets and silent auc tion donation information are available from Larry Byrd, at email@example.com. Dinner registration is available at www.ameliaislandnavysealfoundation.org. Cats Angels, Inc. SPCAs seventh annual Rescue Me fundraiser will be held Nov 8 from 5-8 p.m. at The Surf Restaurant and Bar 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. in Fernandina Beach. Enjoy a buffet dinner, cash bar, silent auction, door prizes and music by Ronnie Stoots.T ickets are $25 and available at the Thrift Store at Cats Angels, 709 S. Eighth St., Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or online through www.catsangels.com. 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. The Gail Shave Circle of United Methodist Women at Memorial United Methodist Church will have their annual Garage Sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov 8 at 4418 T itleist Drive. Proceeds are used to support charitable missions. All are welcome to stop by. Calling all Chi Omegas! Join an afternoon of fun, friendship and delicious food at Bar Zin, in Palmetto W alk, 4924 First Coast Hwy ., on Nov. 15 at noon. Whether you have lived here for years or are new to the island, join the Chi O fun for a hoot of a good time. RSVPto Sue Ray at 491-3223 or pscray@att. net by Nov. 10. THEATER Rendezvous Festival is accepting film submissions for its debut International Film and Music Festival June 5-13, 2015 on Amelia Island and American Beach. S ubmissions are accepted in the following categories: U.S Shorts, U.S Features, U.S Documentaries, International Shorts, International Features, A nimation Shorts and New Category Music Videos. For r ules, regulations, submission dates and fees visit www.rendezvousfestival.com. Tickets are on sale at Amelia Community Theatre for the comedy Always a B ridesmaid, w ith performances at 8 p.m. tonight andO ct. 18 and 23-25 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at 207 Cedar St. The show is written by the team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie W ooten, who wrote The Dixie Swim Club. A dult tickets are $20; student tickets through college a re $10. Season tickets are also on sale for ACTs 34th season, with a six-show ticket for $100 and a five-show ticket for $85. Call 261-6749 for tickets and information, or purchase at ameliacommunitytheatre.org. A melia Musical Playhouse will offer Stephen S ondheims Sweeney Todd tonight and Oct. 18, 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1. The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheelers chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barberism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the u njustly exiled barber who r eturns to 19th century L ondon seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Unlike the movie version, violence is artfully suggested. Tickets are $20 and availa ble at the theater, 1955 I sland W alkway, at w ww.ameliamusicalplayh ouse.com, or call 277-3455. Due to intense subject matter, Sweeney Todd is not recommended for young children. St. Marys Little Theatre is seeking actors, singers,t ech crew and other volunt eers to help produce A C hristmas Carol. C ome to Theatre by the T r ax, 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 4 0 characters for men, w omen, teens and kids of all a ges. Main parts include Scrooge, Cratchit, T i ny Tim, Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, Marley and others. Performances are Dec. 1214. Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.a nd Saturdays at 10 a.m. F or information contact Barbara Ryan at (912 1 103 or barbara@stmarys magazine.com. 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 children 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 The State Ballet Theatre of Russias production of Swan Lake plays Jacksonvilles Times-Union Centers Moran Theater for one performance only on Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. Set to the music of T chaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, the ballet follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. T ickets start at $42.50 (and at $21 for children 12 and under). V isit www .artistseriesjax.org, call (904 visit the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904 442-2947 or firstname.lastname@example.org. MUSE UM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information about downtown Fernandina and a good time for all. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the towns most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of col orful tales. Its a great way to see Fernandina. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID); tour begins at the historic train depot in downtown Fernan-dina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org. Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the skillful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday like clockwork and lasts approximately one hour Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic A ve. T ickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu seum.org for more informa tion. J J a a z z z z F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l The Amelia Island Jazz Festival runs through Oct. 19 and features headliner Tony Monaco, jazz organist, tonight; headliner Randy Brecker, Grammy Award-winning trumpet m aster with a tribute to the Brecker Brothers Band on Oct. 18; a Dixie to Swing Jazz Brunch Oct. 19 with the AIJF AllS tar Swingtet; late night jazz jams and more. Tickets range from $35 to $60. Visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com. G G u u i i t t a a r r a a u u c c t t i i o o n n The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will hold their second annual Celebrity Guitar Raffle & Auction at the amphitheatre on Oct. 25 from 4-9 p.m. The event is free to the public and proceeds will benefit arts events for children. T he guitars will be on display throughout the event. Photos and other guitars FOSAAhas collected may be viewed at www.fosaa.org. Guitars to be auctioned or raffled will also be featured on upcoming posts on FOSAAs Facebook page. Visit www.fosaa.org for details. O O r r g g a a n n r r e e c c i i t t a a l l The new 5 Manual Allen Renaissance Organ at First Presbyterian Church, 118 East Monroe St. at the intersect ion of Ocean Street in downtown Jacksonville, will be formally dedicated at 5 p.m. Oct. 26. The organ is equal to a 90 rank pipe organ. It has the capacity to play and accompany a diverse style of worship. One of the exciting features is the Millennial Trumpet, which can be played from both the front and back of the sanctuary. Six organists will participate in the event, including Rodney Cleveland of Lakewood Presbyterian Church; Thomas Drake, First Presbyterian Church organ curator; D an Francabandiero of Riverside Park Methodist Church; Mary Holliday of First United Methodist Church; AndyM cCrimmon of Deermeadows Baptist Church; and Dana S troud of First Presbyterian Church. T he public is invited free of charge. For information cont act Music Minister Sonny Stroud at 354-843, ext. 106 or e mail sonnystroud@FPCJacksonville.org. B B l l u u e e g g r r a a s s s s j j a a m m Bluegrass jams are resuming at The Barn in Yulee, 850918 US 17, one block north of A1Aat the corner ofP ages Dairy Road. The next jam date is Oct. 27 from 6:309 pm. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served o r bring your own. For information call 477-7268. C C h h a a m m b b e e r r M M u u s s i i c c F F e e s s t t Joshua Bell, 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 Music Festival. The festivals opening performance Nov. 7 will feature violin virtuoso Rachel Barton Pine in a program of Bach andP aganini. The 14th season will resume in late January and r un through May with 15 more great performances, includi ng that of Joshua Bell on March 1. T he winter and spring concerts also will feature such acclaimed artists as violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, the Eroica T r io and the Dover String Quartet. On the lighter side, the Kruger Brothers will per form a hoedown of folk and Americana music. For complete information about the performances, schedule and tickets, including group and other discounts,v isit www.aicmf.com. S S t t o o r r y y & & S S o o n n g g Grammy Award-winner Don Henry and Grammy-nominated songwriter Sally Barris will perform some of their No. 1 hits and swap stories about what inspires their songs at An Evening of Story & Song, the popular concert series hosted by Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman and presented by First Coast Community Bank. The concert will be onS aturday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Burns Hall, St. Peters E piscopal Parish, located at Ninth and Atlantic in F ernandina Beach; doors open at 6:45 p.m. A$20 donation (100 percent of which goes to the artists appreciated. For information and reservations, call 4151388. 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 s eason with Rutter s Magnificat and Christmas carols in t heir performance of All About Christmas on Nov 21 and 2 3 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. Tickets are $15 for adults in advance, at www.islandchambersingers.org; from a member of the choir; at the Amelia Island W elcome Center 102 Centre St., (800 3542; at the AIFBYChamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G (at A1A and Amelia Island Parkway), 261-3248; and at Harrison s Mercantile at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Spa and Shops, 432-2218. Tickets are $20 at the door and always free for all students. For information call 225-0575 on weekdays. C C o o u u n n t t r r y y m m u u s s i i c c T icket sales have begun for the W ainwright Benefit Country Music Concert, starring Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett as well as three other acts on Dec. 13. All seats are $45 and include parking. The concert will benefit the Humane Society and at least one other charity in Camden County, Ga. For information call (912 or (912 13. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d The Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of ama teur musicians, retired and current music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college. It welcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email info@nassaucommunity band.com, call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s Amelia River CruisesAdult BYO Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at www.ameliarivercruises.com. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano Thursday-Saturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpuban deats for information on special events. M USIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that ea ch r o w column and 3-by-3 box c ont ain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the W edne sda y B-section. Wednesday, October 15 Solution O UTAND A BOUT
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY O C TOBER 17, 2014/News-Leader Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 www.springhillbaptistfb.org CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC D oug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm W ednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm W ednesday 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.6thStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor Dr.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults 261-3837www.first-presbyterianchurch-32034.org 904-261-4293 www.stpeterparish.ort7:30AMService 8:15AMBreakfast 9:00AMService 10:15AMChristian Formation 11:00AMService 6:00PMBeach Service(second Sunday of each month6:00PMCeltic Service(fourth Sunday of each monthWelcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &AtlanticSt. PetersEpiscopal Church BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John 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 blackrockbaptist.org 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. 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Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-9527Where heart & mind meet Christ in love & service Are you ready for some football? Ever see the acronym W .W.J.D.? Most of us have heard it many times before. It stands f or What Would Jesus Do. Sometimes my mind wanders and I think about what Jesus w ould do if He lived in todays world. Specifically, what if Jesus p layed football? In football, there is a popular s aying that reflects how a player should act when he scores a touchdown. It goes something like, act like you have been there before. This basically means that the player hands the ball off to the referee andr efrains from celebrating or calling attention to oneself. The t ouchdown should not be considered a big deal because the playe r has the mindset that he will be making regular visits to the end zone. This is how I see Jesus if He were to score a touchdown, simply handing the ball to the referee and quietly thanking His teammates for their help. However, Jesus last victory on Earth (until He comes back one day) was not just any game. I t was far bigger than any Super B owl. It was a knockdown, drag o ut fight to the finish. Jesus was taking on all the worlds sins while battling Satan. He had to deal with betrayal, temptation and all the evils of this world. And He still overcame it! I believe Jesus was overcome with e motion as He scored this last t ouchdown on the Cr oss. I envis ion Him yelling out, It is finished and then spiking the football! When we make our decision to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we get a football. Until Jesus calls us home, we cants pike the football. We have many g ames to be played on Ear th. We h ave tribulations to overcome and love to share. Jesus states in John 16:33, In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. How can we possibly be of good cheer when we haveS atan and his fallen angels a ttacking us on a daily basis? H ow do we experience victory when we are human and have to deal with our f lesh? The answer t o those questions can be found in how J esus succeeded all those y ears ago. He did it by being i n constant communication with His Father. Jesus didnt just tell us how to live, He showed us. We can only b e of good cheer when we stop relying on ourselves to figure t hings out and completely trust in Jesus. When you spend time w ith Jesus in prayer and by reading the truth of His Word, you will start to form a relationship with Him. As your relationship grows stronger, you will experience His amazing love and guidance. The once seemingly overwhelming tribulations that came your way will now seem like stepping stones. I t will not be easy as Satan a nd flesh will tr y and lead you a stray. When you fumble the ball, and you will, Satan will tempt you to quit playing. Worldly speaking, it would be crazy to continue playing. Its dangerous and scary out on the field. Many Christians who dont h ave a strong relationship with J esus will think in worldly ter ms a nd simply give up. They will sit lukewarm on the sideline with no victor y in sight. But for those who choose to persever e, for those who choose to finish what they started, Gods Grace will encourage you to get back in theg ame. His Grace will pick you b ack up after the nastiest of tack l es or the worst of fumbles. You can continue playing with your eyes focused on the end zone, as you and Jesus steamr oll over sin and Satan. Ar e you r eady for some foot ball? R ick is the author of Stay His C ourse: 25 Stories to Strengthen Y our Faith. RickCastellani@ yahoo.com RELIGION NOTES D D o o u u b b l l e e t t h h e e b b l l e e s s s s i i n n g g W hen you see a BOGO, and you dont need two, please pick up two any-w ay one for the Salvation Army Hope House and one for you. The items they n eed most right now to help fill Emergency Food Bags for Nassau neighbors in need are: Peanut butter and jelly, canned fruits, spaghetti sauce and canned meats like chicken, tuna and Spam. Please bring your donations to the Salvation Army Hope H ouse at 410 S. Ninth St., at 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 Patch! The Pumpkin Patch, sponsored by the partnership of three United Methodist Churches: Franklintown, Memorial and Trinity of Fernandina Beach, is a f undraiser, with proceeds going towards each churchs missionary prog rams. 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 through Oct. 25, at the corner of Eighth and Ash streets, at Trinity UMC. There are pumpkins of all sizes. Look for the signs. Contact Pastor Tiffany McCall a t 277-2726 or find them on Facebook at Franklintown UMC. H H a a t t T T e e a a The Deaconess Auxiliar y of First Baptist Church of Yulee, the Rev. William Goode Jr., pastor, will sponsor their second annual Hat Tea at 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Everyone is invited to come a nd enjoy this beautiful occasion. For m ore information contact Sis. Nancy J ohnson at 225-5570 or Sis. Laur R hodes at 225-5226. B B l l o o o o d d d d r r i i v v e e St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., will host a blood drive on Oct. 19 fr om 8 a.m. to noon. The Blood Mobile will be parked beside the Wood Y outh Center on Alachua Street, b etween Eighth and Ninth str eets. T o m ake an appointment to donate, go to igiveblood.com or call 1-888-998-2243. A photo ID issued by a federal, state or local government agency is required. 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 celebrate its annual Friends a nd Family Day at 11 a.m. Oct. 19. The speaker will be the Rev. Ray Jones, pastor of Unity Christian Baptist C hurch of Jacksonville. All former members, choir members, youth choir members, youth directors, musicians and pastors are invited. The public is invited. Call (904 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 Salvation Army Hope House holds a worship service Tuesdays at noon. T ime together reading and unpacking the Word of God is not only profound but lively and fun. Join them Oct. 21 as they continue their journey through the Gospel of John, picking up in Chapter 14. The Salvation Army Hope House is located at 410 S. Ninth St. 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 P arenting 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 huge difference. St. Peters Episcopal Church will offer the Parenting Teenagers Course by ALPHA-USA for five weeks, Oct. 21N ov. 19. Joanne and Dan Roach will facilitate the course from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The cost is $75 for i ndividuals or $150 per couple, which i ncludes all materials and five dinners w ith entrees prepared by Lulus. To s ign up or ask questions, call Gaye P appas 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 Festival on Friday, Oct. 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Bring the entire f amily and enjoy an evening of food, g ames, prizes and activities for the e ntire family. All the games are free and hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks will be offered at low prices. Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the church food pantry as admittance to the event. Children under the age of 18 must be accompa n ied by an adult. Springhill Baptist C hurch is located at 941017 Old N assauville Road, Fer n andina Beach. Call 261-4741 for infor m ation. 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 Yulee presents Symbols of Hope at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in the FBC Fellowship Hall. Hope tof ind a cure for breast cancer. For inform ation contact Sis. Vanessia Henry at ( 904) 402-9991. 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 w ill 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. Raffle 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! E veryone 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 Church 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 downtown. Kids are welcome to wear c heerful costumes and enjoy 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 mumconline.com 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 Impact Your World Church Inc. of Yulee will present a Youth College a nd Scholarship Workshop from 9 a .m. until noon on Saturday, Oct. 25. T he free workshop will convene inside t he educational annex of ONeal M emorial Baptist Church, 474257 East SR 200 in Fernandina Beach. This interactive, hands-on workshop will allow students, grades eight through 12, and their parents to gain practical experience searching the web to strategically target and identify p otential educational funding sources a nd to become familiar with college e ntrance requirements at public and private institutions of all sizes across the nation. Attendees are encouraged to bring your Internet-capable electronic devices (laptops, tablets, notebooks, notepads, etc.). A few computer sta t ions will also be available. Space is l imited. Please register in advance by c alling 261-9072. T T r r i i n n i i t t y y a a n n n n i i v v e e r r s s a a r r y y Trinity United Methodist Church invites the community to join them to celebrate the 192nd church anniversary at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26.T his will be their first anniversary celeb ration under the direction of their n ew pastor the Rev Geor gia Gaston, so come out and meet the new pastor and celebrate192 years of fellowship and love at Trinity. VICTORY CORNER R ick Castellani Beginning Sunday Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m., Amelia Plantation Chapel will of fer a class on how t o r elate to those who ar e suf fering. Pastor Ted Schroder and Chapel Nurse Dana McCoy, R.N., will lead a class using Don t Sing Songs to a Heavy Hear t by Kenneth C. Haugk, the founder of Stephen Ministries. T he book is available to purc hase in the chapel office. This r esource has proven to be most helpful to those who are dealing with family and friends who ar e struggling with sickness and loss. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 26: A Biblical Understanding of Suffering Nov. 2: Resources A vailable to the Sufferer Nov 9: Dealing with your Feelings and Personal Experience Nov. 16: Crying and F eeling Awful Nov. 23: Trying to Fix T hings Nov. 30: Conversation and Listening Dec. 14: Saying the Wrong Thing Dec. 21: Denial and Being Real The class will meet each Sunday in the chapel meetingr oom at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36 Bowman Road, A melia Island. Call 277-4414, v isit www.ameliachapel.com and w ww.facebook.com/Amelia.Pla ntation.Chapel. Cla ss on relating to suffering O n Sunday, Oct. 19 at 10 a .m., New V i sion Congregational Church, UCC, bass soloist David Scheininger will per for m in worship. W o rship will include Br oadway tunes that, thr ough the years, have highlighted themes of faith. Scheininger was a V oice Per for mance major at the C ollege-Conservatory of Music i n Cincinnati. Active thr ough out this region singing oratorio, concerts and as solo vocalist, he performs at many c hurches and temples, wedd ings and funerals. He per formed last year as vocalist with the Island Chamber Singers. His r eper t oir e includes genr es fr om French and Ger man Lieder to Broadway to spirituals. Scheininger won thir d place in the Regional Bel Canto opera competition. Hew as raised in southern France a nd has lived in Jacksonville for over 40 years. A significant part of New Visions worship is the integ ration of a variety of musical s tyles, said the Rev Mary Moore. Davids deep bass tones will stir your soul and invite a deep connection with the Spirit of God. New V ision is a new church star t of the United Church of Christ and worships each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96072C hester Road in Yulee. To l ear n mor e, visit www .New VisionCongregationalChurch.o rg, find them on Facebook or contact Moore at 238-1822. New Vision hosts guest soloist
4B F RIDAY O CTOBER 17, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F ALL FESTIVITIES A RT WORKS Michael Gass, Executive Chef, owner of Kelleys Courtyard Caf Christopher Pickren, Executive Sous Chef, Omni at Amelia Island Plantation Brennan Pickren, Resor t Outlet Chef, Omni at Amelia Island Plantation The Chefs Dinner will featur e five courses with each selection prepared and designed exclusively by one of these amazing chefs. Each course is expertly paired with various fine wines from around the world. The event will also featur e a silent auc tion where guests can bid on travel packages, delicious wines and of course several cooking items to inspire anyones inner chef. We are looking forward to another successful event, said Jennifer Cook, events director for the Katie Caples Foundation. Jaime and the other chefs create such a spectacular event which allows us to continue raising awareness for or gan donation r egistra tion and education. We are so thrilled to again partner with Jaime and Ospr ey V illage. Tickets are $125 per person and a limited number of tables for eight can be purchased for $1,000. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Katie Caples Foundation and its organ donation education program. For tickets and information visit www.katierideforlife.org. Caples ultimate act of generosity saved the lives of five individuals (ages 9 to 62 and fur ther enhanced the lives of several others. Committed to increasing the number of registered organ donors and presenting educational programming in suppor t of or gan donor educa tion, since 2005 the Foundation has delivered the message of the impact of organ donation to more than 99,000 individuals in the Nor theast Florida ar ea. Partnerships with Mayo Clinic, University of Florida, UF Health, Depar tments of Motor Vehicle and Tax Collectors offices have enabled the Foundations success and in 2014 educational programming extended into an additional 12 Florida counties. W W a a t t e e r r c c o o l l o o r r c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Have fun learning to paint in watercolors, all levels, with W illiam Maurer on Fridays from 1:304 p.m. in Room 2 01 at St. Peters Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina B each. Call Bill for more information at 261-8276 or email w.maurer @comcast.net. 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 Aclass in Oil Painting with P alette Knife by Eileen Corse will be presented at the P lantation ArtistsGuild & Gallery on Monday, Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $115 for the day. An artist may also work in acrylics as well as oils in this class. Eileen is a nationally k nown artist who lives in Jacksonville where she owns T he Corse Gallery and teaches in her own studio and workshop. Her paintings are found nationally in many galleries and private collections. Inquiries regarding the class may be directed to the P lantation ArtistsGuild & Gallery phone or leave a mess age on voice mail at (904 4 32-1750. Space is limited. P P l l a a n n t t a a t t i i o o n n c c e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i o o n n The Amelia Island Plantation A rtistsGuild & Gallery celebrates The Plantations 40th anniversary with a Big Sale, two great art shows and a party, all on O ct. 25 and 26. The gallery s hows are As Time Goes By a nd Plantation Memories. Its sale Off the Porches, is Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The gallery s artists will sell big bargain items; framed and unframed artwork, prints, cards, frames, art suppliesa nd equipment, all at low, low p rices. Stop by for great barg ains. On Sunday from 14 p.m. enjoy an anniversary party at the gallery with wine, soft drinks, snacks and a bargain sale. Also see the gallerys booth as part of Omni AmeliaI sland Plantation Resorts Spa a nd Shops 40th anniversary c elebration around the lake. There will be fun games and refreshments for the whole family C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n s s a a r r t t The Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina B each, will host Childrens Art o n Oct. 25. Session I for ages 6-9 is from 10-11 a.m.; Session II for ages 6-9 is1 1:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Session III for ages 10-13 is 1-2:15 p.m. Y ou must register for each session individually at the g allery sales desk or call 2617 020. These classes are limited in size, all materials fur nished 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. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day The workshop will focus on taking small references, small studies or photos and turning them into larger works. Visit www .larrymoorestudios.com. Cost is $350. A$100 deposit is required. To sign up contact email@example.com, phone (407 8585, or write to 2440 Roxbury Road, W inter Park, FL 32789. E E l l i i o o C C a a m m a a c c h h o o The Island Art Association will host an Elio Camacho Workshop Nov. 16-17 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the IAA Art Education Center, 18 N. Second St. V isit www .elioca macho.com. The workshops will emphasize stroke angle and how it affects depth in thick loose strokes; brush speed; color temperature; harmony; and formulas and learn to see. Fee is $175. Sign up at ElioCamacho.com or at: Elio Camacho, P .O. Box 21 156, Piedmont, CA94620. Contact EmyleeM@aol.com. fernandinaFOL.org. Pr oceeds will suppor t Friends of the Librar s capital campaign to enlarge and improve the Fernandina Beach Library. Construction of a $1.6 million addition to the librar y on Nor th Four th Street is under way with $600,000 each provided by the city of Fer nandina Beach and Nassau County, and $400,000 raised by FOL from private supporters of library impr ovements. Renovation of the existing building will begin when the new wing is completed later this year. To date, private donors to FOL have contributed more than $740,000 in gifts and pledges. Roughly $460,000 is still needed to purchase furniture, equipment and other necessities to meet the $2.4 million goal, Flynn said. Tickets for this evening ar e $75. Pur chase them early online at fernandinaFOL.org or at the Fernandina Beach Librar y 25 N. Four th St., or call 321-6529. P ONY Continued fr om 1B CHEFS Continued from 1B DENVER Continued fr om 1B Wheels Association of America, and it provides homebound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels with nutritious pet food for their com panion animals. In its five-year histor y MOW4Pets has deliver ed more than 60,000 pounds of food to as many as 120 pets weekly. The organization conducts two annual community fundraising events. JACKSONVILLE The p opularity and creativity of contemporary fiber art has b een trending steadily upward in recent years. S everal local members of the North Florida group, the Fiber Artists Network, or FAN, were juried into the Members Exhibit of contemp orary fiber art, on view now through Oct. 29 at the Florida State College at Jacksonville, North Campus Art Gallery. From Fernandina Beach, a rtists Diane Hamburg, L ynette Holmes and Jayne Gaskins were chosen to e xhibit. While fiber works are r ooted in utilitarian craft, these cutting-edge pieces are f ar from traditional. The artists work with fiber as their preferred medium because of its tactility and versatility and to make statem ents on political and social issues. The show includes both twoand three-dimensional works of cloth, paper, plastic and plant materials. In addit ion to wall hangings and f ramed pieces are art-to-wear, jewelry and baskets. These w orks also display a wide range of techniques, from s hibori dyeing to thread painting and nuno felting. S everal pieces incorporate reclaimed materials, such as jewelry made from zippers and plastic bags and a dress stitched of used coffee filters c oated with beeswax. The other FAN members chosen are, from St. Augustine, Mary Rhopa La Cierra, Virginia Pledger, Amy Dove, Pat Worrell and E llen White. From J acksonville are works by Carol Ann Rice-Rafferty, E llen Haines, Gretchen Jolles and Ruth Carden. Betsy T abac, from Tallahassee, is also represented with nunof elted pieces. Maya Schonenberger, an internationally known fiber artist from Miami, acted as juror and selected the pieces f or the exhibit. Three stitched, fused and painted textile works by Schonenberger are also on display. A podcast tour of the e ntire fiber art exhibit is a vailable for viewing on the FSCJ website at w ww.fscj.edu/campuslife/art-galleries. G allery hours are Monday through Thursday, 1 0 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The North Campus is at 4501 Capper Road. The Art Gallery is located in room C-122 on the f irst floor of Building C. For directions or information, contact North Campus Student Life and Leadership Development at 766-6785. For information on FAN v isit www.fiberartistsnetw ork.org. SUBMITTED HOTOS Above, from left, Homage to the Irish and Reefing by Jayne Gaskins; Fiber Portraits by Diane Hamburg; and Water Grasses by Lynette Holmes. T he Fernandina Beach artists have been chosen to exhibit in the Fiber Artists Network juried Members Exhibit of contemporary fiber art, on view through Oct. 29 at the Florida State College at Jacksonville, North Campus Art Gallery. Local artists selected for Jacksonville exhibit 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 iss ponsored by the partnership of three United MethodistC hurches: Franklintown, M emorial and Trinity of F er n andina Beach. The Pumpkin Patch is a fundraiser with proceeds going towards each chur ch s missionar y pr o grams. Churches, schools, daycare centers and youth organizations may bring their children tot ake pictures and hear pumpkin s torytelling. T he patch is open fr o m 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 colors. Look for the signs. For informationc ontact Pastor Tiffany McCall at 2 77-2726 or find them on F acebook at Franklintown UMC. 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 Fer nandina Beach Halloween Carnival takes place at the Atlantic Recreation Center from5 :308 p.m. Oct. 18. B ring the kids in their cos t umes 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 tick e ts ate 25 cents. F or infor mation call Jay R ober tson, Parks and Recreation 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 fr om 6-8:30 p.m. Bring the entire family and enjoy an evening of food, games, prizes and activities. All the games ar e free 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 18. Springhill Baptist Chur ch is located at 941017 Old Nassauville Road, Fernandina Beach. Call 261-4741 for information. H H a a u u n n t t e e d d t t r r a a i i l l s s StayN Countr y Ranch, 96125 Blackrock Road, Yulee, will host a Halloween event Oct. 24 and 25 from 6-9 p.m. with haunted walking trails, wagon rides and c ostume contests by age group; 5 -under 6-10 and 11-15 with categ ories of Scariest, Funniest and Best Overall. The StayN Connected Bar n and animals will be in full decor Reservations appreciated. Call 322-9739 to learn more. Visit www.stayncountryranch.n et. 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 W i nona Bayview Road in Y ulee will host a fr e e Fall Festival from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 25. Enjoy fr ee food including hot dogs, drinks, chips and candy, f ree games, prizes and free h ayrides. Raffle tickets will be on s ale for new homemade afghans, quilts, etc. The Country Store has new and used and handcraft ed items at the cheapest prices around. Come join the fun! Ever yone 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 M emorial United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Chur c h invite the public to the 10th Annual Community Fall Festival, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on North Sixth Street downtown. Kids are welcome to wear cheerful costumes and enjoy trick or tr eats, games, bouncy houses, a petting zoo, crafts, fr ee lunch, face painting and more. Come enjoy the fall weather and the holiday with the family at this free event. Visit mumconline.com or call 261-5769 to lear n more. 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 Party 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 joan firstname.lastname@example.org. The Womans Club of Fer nandina Beach is a 501(c nonprofit organization consisting of volunteers and whose main goal is to support many projects within the community with an emphasis on local schools. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s p p a a r r t t y y Celebrate Halloween at the fourth annual costume party and c ontest at Sheffields at The P alace on Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. V ie f or $1,000 in cash prizes. Categories include Sexiest Female, Scariest and Most Original. Call 491-3332. F F r r e e e e H H a a l l l l o o w w e e e e n n p p h h o o t t o o s s I sland Photography will host i ts sixth annual Halloween Canned Food Drive for the Bar n abas fr e e food pantr y on Oct. 31 fr om 5-7 p.m. Receive a free digital photo via email with a donation of a non-perishable/ canned food item. The BestC ostume winners will receive an 8 by 10-inch print. Island P hotography is located at 1401 Atlantic Ave. (the intersection of Atlantic A v enue and 14th Str e et) in Fer nandina Beach. For information call 261-7860. T T r r u u n n k k o o r r T T r r e e a a t t First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach presentsT runk or Treat on Oct. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the parking lot at 1600 S. Eighth St. This year, enjoy free bounce houses, face painting, popcorn and snow cones in an evening of fun for the whole family. Trunk or Treat means you will find cars and tr ucks decorated and featuring candy and games. V isit FBFirst.com for details. W W a a l l k k i i n n g g D D e e a a d d b b a a s s h h The Rendezvous Festival pr esents the W alking Dead Halloween Bash 2014 on Oct. 31 at the Cour tyar d Pub & Eatery, 316 Centre St. Admission is free. There will be a cash bar. For details visit www.rendezvousfestival.com. H H a a m m m m e e r r w w e e e e n n p p a a r r t t y y Join Hammer head for a Halloween party Oct. 31 at 10:30 p.m. Hammer ween will feature a DJ spinning all your favorite music and a costume contest with a $300 prize for best costume. Call 491-3332. E E m m e e r r a a l l d d G G o o a a t t Join the Emerald Goat, locat ed in the Lofton Plaza next to W inn Dixie in Yulee, on Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. for a night of tricks and treats at its first Halloween party and costume contest, with a $300 prize for best costume. Call 491-3332. SUBMITTED The Resurrection Angel at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, Ga. S T. MARYS, Ga. Some of St. Marys most chilling and historical figures will be out and about again on Oct. 24 as the St. Marys Downtown Mer c hants Association and St. Mar ys Little Theatr e present the sixth Annual Haunted Histor y Tour. This year s lineup has haunting storytellers s tationed in period costume around 10 venues in d owntown St. Mar ys, including the Oak Grove C emetery, Orange Hall, Goodbread House, Riverview Hotel, the Clark House and the waterfront pavilion, among others. DMA Chair Kelly Davis said many people will be charmed by the goat man, who returns by popular demand to tell his tragic story in the company of his faithful goat. Longtime r esidents from all over Georgia remember the goat man from the 60s, Davis said. It seems his spirit lingers over St. Marys, like so many of the departed, because St. Marys was one of his favorite stopovers. Joining the goat man ar e historical figur es like Aaron Burr, who will reenact his famous duel with Alexander Hamilton at the Ar chibald Clark House, the home he escaped to after killing Hamilton. At Orange Hall, Little Jane, who usually haunts from an upstairs window, will grace the steps to tell her story for the first time. Actors fr om St. Mar ys Little Theatr e and com munity residents will hold court beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 24. Golf car ts will be utilized for those who can t walk the tour T ickets can be purchased in advance at Once Upon a Bookseller at 207 Osborne St. and at the St. Marys Welcome Center. Advance tickets are $8, and $10 on the day of the event (cash or check please). Groups of 20 or more can purchase tickets for just $5 each. For infor mation, call (912 882-7350. Visit www.visitstmarys.com. V i s i tSt. Marys for haunted tour
CLASS NOTES CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK A ROUND S CHOOL 5B F R IDAY O C TOBER 17, 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 schools in order to engage 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 email@example.com to learn how you can become a White Oak education partner. T T o o u u c c h h a a t t r r u u c c k k Does your child want to know what its like to sit in a fire truck? This is your chance t o make that dream come true. 8 Flags Playscapes, creator of the Pirate Playground, is sponsoring Touch a Truck on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a .m.-2 p.m. C entral Park on Atlantic A venue will be filled with all kinds of cool vehicles for kids t o touch and explore. A fire truck, food trucks, police car, fire-rescue vehicle, monster truck, golf carts, utility truck, school bus, constructiont rucks and more will be there. Theres no admission to this e vent, but donations will be gratefully accepted to help f und Pirate Playground maintenance and upkeep. F F u u n n d d r r a a i i s s e e r r b b r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t VFW and Girl Scout tr oops 8 80, 269 and 502 will host a f undraising breakfast of s crambled eggs, sausage and pancakes on Oct. 18 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Post, 96086 Wade Place, under the Shave Bridge. Proceeds will support the Girl Scouts. I I m m p p r r o o v v e e m m e e n n t t p p l l a a n n F er nandina Beach Middle S chool will host its annual School Improvement Plan Community Input night on Monday, Oct. 20. If you would like to review the plan, come by Room 06-01 fr om 6-6:30 p.m. For more information, c ontact SAC Chair Robin L entz at 491-7938. S S A A C C m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The School Advisory Council of Fernandina Beach High School will have a meet ing on Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the main office conferencer oom. For any questions or c oncer ns, contact Spencer G. L odr e e at 261-5713. P P B B & & J J d d r r i i v v e e The Nassau County V o lunteer Center and the Girl Scouts of Nassau County are holding their 16h annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive t hr ough Oct. 24, in coordinat ion with national Make a Difference Day Drop-off sites include: Nassau County Volunteer Center (1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A); Emma Love Hardee Elementary; Fernandina Beach Middle School; Yulee Elementary; Yulee Primary; St. Michael Academy; Step-byS tep Child Care of Yulee; Winn-Dixie, Callahan; and C omputer MD, Fernandina. Donations will go to N assau County Head Start programs, Barnabas Center, Salvation Army Hope House and Council on Aging Nassau. For information call 261-2771 o r email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit volunteernassau.org and f ind them on Facebook. C C o o l l l l e e g g e e w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p Impact Your World Church Inc. of Yulee will present a outh College and Scholarship Workshop from 9 a.m. u ntil noon on Saturday, Oct. 25. The free workshop will c onvene inside the educational annex of ONeal Memorial B aptist Church, 474257 East SR 200 in Fernandina Beach. This interactive, hands-on workshop will allow students, grades eight through 12, and t heir parents to gain practical experience searching the web to strategically target and identify potential educational funding sources and to become familiar with college e ntrance requirements at publ ic and private institutions a cross the nation. Attendees are encouraged to bring your Internet-capable electronic devices. A few computer stations will be available. Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 261-9072. F F S S C C J J o o p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e e F lorida State College at Jacksonville is hosting a free open house at the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center in the Lewis Red Bean Technical Center on Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m. Attendees will learn about the Air T raffic Control, C ardiovascular Technology, C ulinar y Emer gency Medical T e chnician and other pr o grams. Nassau Center tours will be offered and light refreshments will be available. To learn more, call enrollment ser vices at 548-4432. The Betty P. Cook Nassau C enter is located at 76346 W illiam Bur gess Blvd., Y ulee. 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 from 5-7 p.m. in the school cafete ria, catered by Callahan BBQ. D inner includes: chicken, r ibs, coleslaw baked beans, r o ll and tea. Drive thr ough service available. The FBMS band, choir drama and cheer leaders will provide entertainment. Tickets are available in advance at the school of fice, 491-7938. Tickets will not be s old 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 Library 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 childr en and adults. For more information call 3103355 and to leave messages call Mrs. Charles Albert at 261-4113. SUBMITTED S S t t u u d d e e n n t t s s h h o o n n o o r r v v e e t t s s T he 2014-2015 Fernandina Beach Middle School Student Council proudly honored veterans by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, Oct. 3. The filming is now the centerpiece of the daily p ledge seen by all middle school students, staff and teachers throughout the school year. Front row, from left, are LCDR Cathy Valera (Ret.), Charlie Corbett (Army veteran), Caroline Peters, Keegan Gorham, Jeremiah Giedrys, Laurel Pinckney, Brenda Bunch, Principal John Mazzella and Beano Roberts (HM3Navy veteran). Middle row are Addison Lasserre, Kingston Hill, Sydney Jewell and Brody Mandelbaum. Back row a re Taylor Holwell, Spain Scott, Megan Laffey and Colby Harris. SUBMITTED M M a a c c a a n n d d C C h h e e e e s s e e F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l Fernandina Beach Christian Academy at First Baptist Church on Amelia Island will hold its first annual free Mac and Cheese Festival on Thursday, Nov. 6, beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are free to parents of the school as a celebration of fellowship and the fall season. There will be an optional contest for the best Mac and Cheese entry of the night. The winner will r eceive the first ever Golden Noodle A war d. For infor mation contact Principal Frank Vacirca at 491-5664. SUBMITTED On Wednesday, Oct. 1, Girl Scout Troop 643 of Fernandina Beach kicked off National Rett Syndrome month by having a pizza party at OPS Pizza and handing out 135 flowers. From left are Marri Reilly, Gretchen Harding, Elizabeth Ramshaw, Emma Ward, Bella Maupin and Angelina Daniel. Not pictured are Lindsey Evans and Sarah Harding SUE ELLEN RAMSHAW For the News-Leader This past spring, once my Girl Scout troop sold cookies, the girls knew they had to donate 10 percent of their total earnings and give back to our community. The girls decided to make a donation to a nonprofit organization called Girl Power 2 Cur e. GP2C dedicates itself to raising awareness and funds for tr eatments and a cur e for Rett Syndrome, a devastating neurological disorder that almost exclusively affects girls. The main reason the girls chose this organization is because Rett Syndr ome af fects our tr oop per sonally. Sarah and her sister are both Girl Scouts in our troop and Sarah has Rett Syndr ome. We couldnt think of a better way of practicing the Girl Scout Promise and supporting our Girl Scout sister by raising awar e ness of this terrible syndrome. GP2C has a wonder ful pr o gram called Gar den of Hope. The Garden of Hope program allowed us to pur chase 135 paper flowers where they will be on display, beginning Oct. 1, at OPS Pizza Kitchen in Fer nandina Beach. Thanks to OPS partnering with our troop, we ar e now able to plant our gar den and raise awareness of what Rett Syndr ome is and how it affects so many young girls throughout the world. During the month of October, which happens to be National Rett Syndr ome Month, you will see our paper garden on display at OPS and hopefully our garden will grow. We are challenging all the troops of the Nassau Service Unit to come in, see our garden and add to it. We also challenge all troops to grow their own garden. Our tr oop goal is to double or match our initial 135 flowers, so please help us help one of our ver y own Girl Scout sisters and come grow our garden with us! Rett Syndrom facts: Debilitating neurological (movementder that predominantly affects females. Baby girls ar e bor n nor mal but begin to lose acquired skills between the ages of 1-3 years old. Caused by a single gene mutation that leads to underpr oduction of an impor tant brain protein. The leading genetic cause of sever e impair ment in girls most cannot speak, walk or use their hands. Despite their physical disabilities, girls with Rett Syndrome are believed to be Loc al G ir l S c out s g i ve back to Girl Power 2 Cure functioning mentally at a much higher level than pr eviously thought. As pr evalent as Cystic Fibr osis, ALS and Huntington s. Another little girl is bor n with Rett Syndrome every 90 minutes. Rett Syndr ome is a poten tially reversible disorder. Resear ch has pr oven once pr o tein levels ar e back to nor mal levels, symptoms subside. One of Girl Power 2 Cures core beliefs is that girls are power ful and positive community leaders and mentors. Lets show them what one cookie can do and what Girl Scout sisters can do, please accept our challenge and stop by OPS Pizza Kitchen. At OPS, every Wednesday in October mention Rett Syndrome and 10 percent of your pur chase will be donated to GP2C. Sue Ellen Ramshaw is the leader of Girld Scout Troop 643.
MELANIE FERREIRA F or the News-Leader Fernandina Beach has weathered its share of naturald isaster, usually in the form of d amage sustained fr om tropic al storms and hurricanes. In fact, during the unusually active 2004 and 2005 hur r icane seasons, many on Amelia Island spent long days without power or r unning water Shor tly after war d, and with the memory of the hardships local residents endured,F ernandina Beach Rotary Club member Dr. Jim Hicks learned of a pr o ject that of f er ed help to those suf fering through catastrophic disasters ShelterBox USA. ShelterBox pr ovides humanitarian aid such as emer gency tented shelters, stoves, blankets and water filtrations ystems to help families around the world rebuild their lives after losing their homes and possessions following earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, cyclones orr egional conflict. In 2006, Hicks pr oposed that the club adopt ShelterBoxa s one of the projects it would fund. Club members enthusiastically embraced the idea and have given gener ously in the past eight years. Each week, the club collects money t hrough Happy Dollars d onations by club members t o raise the $1,000 cost of the boxes. Recently the club reached a significant milestone by funding its 20th ShelterBox. In a letter of thanks to the club, Emily Sperling, president of ShelterBox USA, said, Y ou never know when the next dis aster might strike. W ith such g enerous donations as those given by the Fernandina Beach Rotar y Club, we can continue o ur mission of providing shelt er, warmth and dignity to disa ster survivors around the world. The clubs boxes have been distributed to victims of wild fires, floods, earthquakes and hurricanes in Haiti, Africa, India and Nor th and South America. Club Pr esident Dr. David Page said, Of the 4,700R otary Clubs nationwide that contribute to the program, the Fer n andina Beach Rotar y Club i s one of only 60 that have d onated 20 or more of these l ife-saving boxes. We are honored to continue our support of ShelterBox USA. The club is cur r e ntly work ing toward raising funds for its 21st box. The Rotar y Club of Fer nandina Beach meets each W ednesday fr om 11:30 a.m.-1 p .m. at the Florida House Inn on South Third Street. Call Melanie Fer r eira at 321-5675. H OMES F R IDAY O C TOBER 17, 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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Tressas Treasures has been with the Market Place since it opened, selling homemade soaps, body salts and scr ubs, but now this chef is tempting customers with her culinary talents and a booth full of tasty tidbits. Her gourmet concoctions include irresistible goodies like Honey Roasted Pecans, Spicy Cajun Walnuts, pretzel rods first dipped in milk chocolate, then drizzled with white chocolate or caramel, and r olled in M&Ms and other chopped candies, and a favorite, Heavenly Peanut Butter: a soft and savory square of peanut butter under a layer of chocolate with a cr umb topping that is, well, heavenly. A brand new item to the Market Place is the Spice Pantrys pies. Percilyn has been selling her flavored sea salts, and now she has added a second booth full of delicious home-made pies, just in time for the holidays. Since this will be her first market with the pies, be sure to stop by and smell the delicious variety. The Fernandina Beach Market Place is located on North Seventh Street, between Centre and Alachua str eets, open 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Well behaved, leashed pets ar e welcome. Music this week is pr ovid ed by Melissa Rangel, and the Friends of the Library will give an update on the Fernandina library expansion. Call 557-8229, find them on Facebook or visit www .Fer nandina BeachMarketPlace.com. HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS P P l l a a n n t t C C l l i i n n i i c c On Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a P lant Clinic at the Yulee Extension office. On Oct. 25,J ordi will conduct a Plant Clinic from 10 a.m. until 2 p .m. at Fernandina Mulch and Stone. All county residents are invited to bring plant samples showing problems in their l andscapes. Problems will be identified and solutionso ffered. There is no fee for this service. For information c all 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays, at 491-7340. P P a a p p e e r r s s h h r r e e d d d d i i n n g g T he City Clerks Office will host a paper shredding eventa nd blood drive Oct. 24 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 204 Ash St. in t he parking lot adjacent to City Hall. Follow the signs for the paper shredding service. Pull in and city staff will assist in getting your papers to the shredder. Contact the clerks office at 310-3115 to schedule your appointment for the blood drive. For information visit w ww.fbfl.us. The events are p lanned as part of Governm ent Week, Oct. 20-24. 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 M useum of History will prese nt a Historic Preservation W orkshop Oct 25 from 9 a.m.n oon at the museum, 233 S. Third St. Scott Sidler of the Craftsman Blog will discuss topics concerning plaster in historic homes and will give a hands-on demonstration on how to r epair plaster S idler owns Austin Home R estorations, which speciali zes in renovating and restoring historic homes in Orlando. He is also the cr e ator of The Craftsman Blog and author of Living in the Past: An Owner s Guide to Understanding & Repairing a n Old Home. RSVP to k firstname.lastname@example.org. Q uestions? Call 261-7378. D D i i n n e e i i n n t t h h e e w w o o o o d d s s On Oct. 25 from 4-7 p.m. the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gar dens will host W ine and Dine in the W oods with numer ous ar ea r estaurants p r oviding samples of their sig n ature dishes. Taste from 75 i mpor t ed and domestic wines in a complimentary wine glass from Southern Wine & Spirits, or New Belgium and Sam Adams beers from Champion Brands, along with other custom-crafted beers. Stroll the trails of the Arboretum while the North Florida Bluegrass Association and an appearance from Jaxson DeV i lle enter tain you. Visit www.jacksonvillearboretum.org/eventsactivities/ for details and to pur chase tickets. 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 Marek of the UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Ser vice, Agriculture & Natural Resour ces, will host a Beekeeping for Beeginners workshop Nov. 1 from 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 E quipment; Getting Started; Managing Your Beehives; Local Botany Buffet for Bees; How-tos of Harvesting Honey; Regulations, Inspections & Africanized Bees; and questions anda nswers with experts and local vendors. There will be a c hance to win a live hive. Tickets are $20 (cash hive is valued at $285. All proceeds go to the Nassau County Beekeepers Club. Call 879-1019 to register by Oct. 29. Fee is $15/person (cash only materials. Lunch is provided. 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 Amelia Tree Conservancy will present The Giving Trees, a nature education program for children ages 7-14 on Nov. 1 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Goffinsville Park, 95001 Goffinsville Road in Nassauville. Enjoy a guided walk by N assau County forester Dave H olley Children working t owards their Junior Naturalist status will complete an activity in the Junior Naturalist booklet, The Maritime Forest, available for $5 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, the Book Loft, Books P lus, Fort Clinch Visitor Center, Coastal Trader II or K ayak Amelia. Meet at 10 a.m. at the picn ic area for an activity before the walk. Rain date is Nov. 22. The program is free and limited to 15 childr en, but adults ar e encouraged to come along. To register, email Robyn Nemes at r obyn n email@example.com. C C e e m m e e t t e e r r y y w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p Learn more about the Bosque Bello master plan and give your input on the futur e of the cemetery at a workshop Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Amelia Island Museum of Histor y T opics include codes a nd laws, layout and managem ent, burial options, expansion ideas, environmental issues, history, disaster planning and mor e. Attend with your ideas on how to preserve and protect the cemetery. For infor mation contact Adrienne Burke of the city D evelopment Department at 3 10-3135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.fbfl.us/Bosque Bello for information. 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 anniversaryN ov 8 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The A r t of Nature is a family friendly event that includes live music, storytelling, food, childrens crafts, guided nature walks, nature related merchandise and other fun activities. A sculpture exhibit by local artists will weave around the Lake Loop and adjacent trails. The primar y 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.jacksonvillearboretum.or g/eventsactivities/ for details. School district slashes energy costs Nassau County Schools a dministration and board members announced more than $240,000 in savings in the first eight months of its energy conservation and management prog ram. The successful cost-saving p rogram is implemented through a partnership with C energistic, a leading behavioral and organizational behavior-based energy conservation company whose energy management program has saved more than $3 billion for educational and complex organiza-t ions. In addition, the energy cons ervation program has also impacted the community with savings of 1.6 million kWh in electricity, and 3 million gallons of water. These savings are equal to 929 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions being prevented, or 194 autos off the highway annually or over 2 3,000 tree seedlings planted and grown in 10 years. Together with Cenergistic, N assau County Schools has b uilt a customized and sustainable energy conservation program that reduces consumption of electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and water through changes in organizational and human behavior. Its proven a pproach is built on a proprietary methodology, which optimizes clients infrastructure, improves internal processes and changes behavior to ensure that savings endure. Cenergistics conservation e xperts are working closely with personnel to audit buildi ngs for most efficient operation and to train personnel to control energy use wherever possible. I am gratified by the energy conservation success we have realized. Our partnership with Cenergistic has led to a dramatic change in how we v iew energy consumption. While we believed we were doing a pretty good job of savi ng energy before, this program h as taken us to a new level, s aid Superintendent John Ruis. Our success is directly a ttributable to each and every member of our staff working as change agents, ensuring we use our resources responsibly. T he cost we have avoided in just the first few months is a significant amount its money we wont have to cut from our budget. Joey Hearn serves as Energy Specialist for Nassau C ounty Schools. He receives intensive training from C energistic energy consultants to implement energy conservation behavior and procedures throughout the system. He conducts energy audits to ensure that students and teachers are comfortable during class time and scheduled activities, and that energy is used only as nece ssary. To verify the programs effectiveness and measure its s uccess, Hearn tracks energy c onsumption including elect ricity, water, sewer, natural gas and fuel oil using third-party e nergy-accounting software. The software compares current energy use to a baseline period and calculates the amount of e nergy that would have been used if conservation and management practices had not been implemented. It adjusts for weather, equipment additions o r deletions, and changes in building use. By tracking cons umption and analyzing energy use, the software helps the o rganization and Cenergistic quickly identify and correct energy consumption that needs to be addressed. All costs of the Cenergistic program come from the existing utility budget, with savingsg uaranteed to more than pay for the program. Additional savi ngs can be redirected to other parts of the budget. Many organizations have credited this program with helping keep personnel and maintain programs that otherwise would have fallen victim to budget cuts. In addition, the conservation program is sustainable i ndefinitely. Cenergistic provides free support after the paid term of the contract, as long as t he organization continues to i mplement the program. This provides the School District the opportunity to save energyand avoid costs for many years past the life of the contract with Cenergistic. While we believed we were doing a pretty g ood job of saving energy before, this prog ram has taken us to a new level S UPERINTENDENT JOHN RUIS Rotary Club gives shelter worldwide SUBMITTED A family devastated by a natural disaster in the Philippines receives temporary housi ng and more through the ShelterBox USA program, supported locally by the F er nandina Beach Rotar y Club.
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To apply call (904 SALES POSITION AVAILABLE If you are looking for a career, not just a j ob with long term employment, we offer many benefits. Insurance, 401K, paid vacations. Draw plus commission. Performance bonuses paid quarterly.W e are a Drug Free work place. Apply in Person 850910 US 17 Yulee, FL. Ask for Mr. Green (904 C ARE CENTERS OFNASSAU has an o pening for LPN. Florida license required. Hours: Saturday, Sunday, Monday 8am-8pm. Apply at 95146 Hendricks Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL3 2034 NON PROFIT ASSOCIATION seeking a part-time (25-30 hrs Executive Assistant in Saint Marys, GA. Must be proficient with all Microsofta pplications, extremely web savvy and g ood at IT issues. Must have experience with CRM software and/or AMS. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org TRAFFIC SIGN TECHNICIANI Nassau County has an opening for a Traffic Sign Technician I in the Road & Bridge Department at $15.22 hourlyp lus benefits. Requires a high school diploma or GED equiv alent. Must successfully complete International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) certification for Work Zone Safety and Level I Signs and Markings, and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Certification within one-hundred eighty (180 days from date of employment. Must possess a valid Class B state commercial drivers license. Applications will be accepted thru October 23, 2014 and can be obtained in the Human Resource s Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097, online at www .nassaucount yfl.com phone (904904 5797. EOE/M/F/D/V DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy Equipment O perator training. 3 wk program. Bulldoz ers, backhoes, ex c avators. L ifetime job placement assistance w/National Certifications. VA benefits e ligible. (866 HIRING CLASS A CDL DRIVERS!! W all Timber Products, Inc. is hiring C HIPS and BARK drivers in and around o ur 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 atd ean@w alltimber .com E MPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted HELP WANTED Part-time Breakfast Cook. Must apply in person at Seaside A melia Inn, 2900 A tlantic Ave. PREP COOK 2 y ears experience or culinary school gr aduate. Servsafe certified. Part-time/seasonal. Send resume to email@example.com 2 01 Help Wanted T HE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND is looking for expd Food & Beverage Servers, Line Cook & Catering Assistant. Call 277-8015 or come by to complete application at 4700 AmeliaI sland Pkwy. P ART-TIME HOMEHEALTH AIDE a nd RN for home visits. Nassau County only. Mileage compensation. (904904 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for CON-WAY TRUCKLOAD. No experience needed. Local CDL training. Apply today 1-800876-7364. ANF CARE CENTERS OF NASSAU has an i mmediate opening for Maintenance Technician. Maintenance skills required. 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Get it cleaned & inspected for a safe wint ers burning. C all Lighthouse Chimney Sweeps 261-8163 / 583-1300. SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Small jobs welcomed. (904 207 Business Opportunities RUN YOUR OWN medical alert comp any. Be the only distributor in your area. Excellent income opportunity. Small investment required. Limited avail start today! 1-844-225-1200 EDUCATION 3 01 Schools & I nstruction AIRLINE CAREERS Start Here Get FAA certified w/hands on training in A viation Maintenance. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-5838. A NF FINANCIAL 4 03 Finance H ome/Property N EED CASH I f you are receiving p a yments on one of the following: note & trust deed, mortgage land sale contr a ct, fax J .C. P atton Brokerage Service, 841 Newport Rd., Lexington, MS 39095, 1-662-834-1033. ANF F ARMS & ANIMALS 5 03 Pets/Supplies BEAUTIFUL PUREBRED BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES 1 male, 5 females. All are Blue Merles. $275. Call (9046 35-5864. M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales HUGE GARAGE SALE 308 Simmons Rd. off Amelia Pkwy. Patio wicker furniture sets, white wicker dinette set,d ay bed, two large screen LCD TVs, b ooks, dishes, 2 bar stools, misc. kitchen items. Tools, suitcases, much, much more. Thurs. 10/16, Fri. 10/17 & Sat. 10/18, 9am-3pm. E STATE SALE 1 854 Clinch Dr., Lot #3. Sat. 10/18, 9am-? C OMMUNITY YARD SALE Roses Bluff Sat. 10/8, 8am-noon. Chester Rd. (3 milesoses Bluff Rd. right into Roses Bluff neighborhood. Many yard sale items at m any homes. 5-FAMILY YARD SALE Saturday only, 8am-2pm. 85453 Alene Road,Y ulee. M OVING SALE S at. 10/18 & Sun. 10/19, 8am-2pm. 96014 Waters Ct., Fernandina Beach (Lofton Pointe). MOVING SALE Sat. 10/18, 8am2pm & Sun. 10/19, 8am-12pm. 32643 Sunny Parke Dr. in Flora Parke. F urniture includes sofa & love seat, coffee & end tables, electronics, children s items, patio furniture, c lothes & more! 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L OTS ATLIGHTHOUSE CIRCLEAwesome view of Egans Creek & Fort Clinch St Park Single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft on Navigable side of Egans Creek and is one of the highest elevations on the east coast. $795,000 MLS# 37069 9 6106 WADES PLACEFormerly the Down Under Restaurant, one of F ernandina's landmark restaurants on deep water w/ dock & small craft launch. Tons of potential for this truly one-of-a-kind property with endless possibilities. Also includes larged eck,"party" shed, 3 apartments and office/mgr space. Must see to appreciate!PROPERTYSOLD AS IS $650,000. MLS#61913 8 7067 HAVEN ROADJust over 3 acres of land, with a Mobile home in place. Home is anchored on concrete footings, several storage sheds behind home convey. Lot has been sectioned into several different fields for livestock or horses. Owner is aLicensed Realtor. Culvert and entrance to property is negotiable. $135,000 MLS#6131036841 PINE STMINI COUNTRYESTATEOlder 5 Bed/2Ba Home with C haracter, Charm & Lots ofPotential Family Room & Great Room. 2 Sided Fireplace, Master Downstairs,Carport & Separate Large Utility Room. Seller will provide a One Year HomeWarranty!!! Situated on 4 Acres with mature trees. Large Oak! Fronts paved roads. Small older barn. Horse & Pony area llowed, 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 S OUTH FLETCHER AVENUEPristine 75' Oceanfront lot on Amelia Island. Your chance to own one of the few remaining Oceanfront lots available on Amelia Island. Buy now for either investment or to build. $528,500 MLS#56671 C USTOMIZED 3BR/2BAC ustomized 3 Br with a office/study, Split Bedroom, has transom windows for natural light in hallway, tintedwindows in kitchen dining, custom built in shelving Granite Countertops. Garage is heated & cooled, located on the south end of Amelia Island, home in GolfsideS outh with a Championship golf course short walk to 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#590708 6088 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,e at-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,a nd downtown, yet still in the county. This area is one of the only ones on the Island that allows horses. Arare property for sure! $625,000 MLS#626642.66 ACRE LOT in Nassauville, undeveloped and ready to build. Deeded Access to Rainbow Acres Boat Ramp and short d istance from new county boat ramp. $135,000 MLS #63575 COMMERCIALLOT 851018 US Why 17 (zoned CG h as 100' Frontage on US Highway 17. It does have a 30X20 Block Building divided into 3 separate bays with roll up d oors; which need work. Take down the building and build to suit or renovate the building to fit your business. $71,000 AWESOME VIEW of Egans Creek & Ft. Clinch State Park, single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark A melia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft. on navigable Egans Creek. One of the highest elevations on the east coast.P ossible oceanview and/or view of downtown Fernandina 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 3 028S. 8th St./A1A, Fernandina Beach, FL32035www.lasserrerealestate.com firstname.lastname@example.org Think Ill let that native land agent be my guide. LASSERREREALESTATE, INC. 8B F RIDAY O CTOBER 17 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with Country Charm!Close to schools &shopping. 2 0 minutes to Jacksonville3Bedroom Special$775/mo.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 RENTALS 904.261.4066L ASSERRER eal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L O NG T ERM RENT A LS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2 ,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, l arge 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. COMMER CIAL 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 House,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/mo.lease + tax.Sale also considered. 601 Garage Sales ESTATE SALE 2 homes, 416 Ash St. Sat. 10/18, 9am-2pm. GARAGE SALE Sat. 10/18, 8amn oon. Pictures, furniture, bedding, p illows, misc. 2149 Natures Gate Ct. North. 602 Articles for Sale BOX SPRING & MATTRESS w/built in cushion. Excellent condition. Almost new. (904 CLOSING SALE Wed. thru Sat., 1 0am-5pm. Antiques, uniques and g arage sale items. The Barn in Yulee, 850918 U.S. Hwy 17. 6 12 Musical Instruments 4-RECLINER SECTIONAL Brown. 4 months old. Kid free, smoke free. Paid $ 2800 Ashley Furniture. Asking $1500. C all (904 6 22 Plants/Seed F ertilizer DAYLILIES FOR SALE Perfect time t o plant for spring bloom. Colors: red, b rown, peach, gold, orange. $5/each. Cell (904904 R ECREATION 704 Recreation Vehicles 1998 SAFA MOTORHOME sleeps 6, 59,000+ miles, diesel, excellent shape. $12,000. (9049047 982 R EAL ESTATE S ALES 804 Amelia Island Homes 3 BR/2BA HOUSE o n island. New A C, roof, stucco, paint, & carpet. Beautiful marsh view. $169,000. (904 753-3145 8 06 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call ( 904) 261 for information. C.H. Lasserre, Realtor. 808 Off Island/Yulee OPEN HOUSE Saturday 10/18, 1 1am-2pm. 3BR/2BA. 95139 Ventures Court. $233,333. (973 Realtors Welcome. 8 09 Lots HIGHLAND DUNES Beautiful house l ot. Set up for full basement/in-law a pt. Private backyard. Asking $99,000. Call (508 817 Other Areas REAL ESTATE AUCTION 9am 1534 Ensenada Dr., Orlando, FL 32825. Lg p ool home Rio Pinar Golf course plus contents & car, www .dudleys auction.com 10%bp AB1667 Mainely RE BK#381384. ANF PREVIOUSLY BANK FORECLOSURE 5.65 acres only $14,900. 29.1 acre creek front $29,900. Mtn views,r ushing trout stream, minutes to 40,000 acre lake, adjoins state park. Roads, utilties, financing. Call (877 5 20-6719 or Remax (423 A NF R EAL ESTATE R ENTALS 8 51 Roommate Wanted 2 BR 1ST AVE to share. Your part $ 600/mo. (includes all Mature, professional, must work a full time job. (404ve a msg. SHARE MID-ISLAND CONDO near beach, shopping, restaurants. Quiet, upscale. $700/mo. + dep. Available immediately. (904 ROOM FOR RENT Prefer professional, honest & responsible. Fori nfo please contact (904 8 52 Mobile Homes AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV t o live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (904 On Island 2 & 3 BR mobile homes in park, starting at $165 wk/$675 mo. + dep. A lso 1 & 2 BR apts $225-$275 w k. inc utils. Long term. 261-5034 YULEE 3BR/2BA. $795/mo. + $700 deposit. Water included. Call (904 501-5999. S INGLEWIDE TRAILER 2 BR/1BA, f amily room built on, double carport, 2 storage sheds. $600. Mutt (904 2040. Deposit required. STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly o r monthly. Call (904 855 Apartments F urnished AT BEACH 1BR $225 wk/$895 mo. + dep. Inc all utils + basic cable. ALSO 212 S. 14th duplex 2/1, $275 wk/$1095 mo inc all utils. 261-5034 8 56 Apartments Unfurnished A MELIA LAKES 2 BR/2BA. Recently updated. Gorgeous lake view. $950/MO. Call Maddox, Inc. at (904 261-9129. VILLA 4 minutes to beach, 2 minutes to public golf course. Pool. 2BR/3.5BA. Redecorated kitchen, LR, & master BR. L ovely. $1500/mo. (904 DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, older, shaded lot, rustic, near bicycle path and the beach. $900/mo. + deposit. (904 NEAR NASSAUVILLE $875/mo. + deposit. Includes utilities & cable. Available now. Call (904 860 Homes-Unfurnished OCEAN CLUB DRIVE HOUSE IN THE P LANTATION o n golf course/lake ( across street from ocean). 4BR/5.5BA ( over 5300sf). Partly furnished, pool, spa, elevator plus more amenities. $5,000/mo + utilities. (904 HOUSE FOR RENT 3BR/1BA. 801 S. 6 th Street. Located a few minutes from d owntown. Call (904 3 BR/2BA HOUSE i n Heron Isles. Kitchen has all appliances. Garage, fenced in yard, lake view. Pets considered. 96050 Starlight Ln.$ 1200/mo. (904 C OMFORTABLE 3BR/2BA HOME located off island, features split floor plan, fireplace, fenced backyard with d eck for entertaining. References and credit check. $1,200/mo. + security deposit required. Call (904 VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. c om f or the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's P remier Rental Company 8 61 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. C all (904 Realtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.I ncludes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call( 904)753-4179. T RANSPORTATION 9 01 Automobiles 2008 PONTIAC SOLSTICE Red Conv., 2 dr. sports car, 58K miles, auto.E xc. cond. $10,000. 2 005 HYUNDAI SONATA LX V6, silver, auto., 160K miles, good cond., new tires. $4,000. (904 904 Motorcycles 2005 SUZUKI KATANA GSX750FK5 Fast and fun to ride. Great running c ondition, everything works. Also, XL m en's jacket & helmet. 15,000 miles. $2750/obo. Call or Text 904-556-3726 Just Listed A GUIDE TO NEWLY LISTED REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES Julie McCracken email@example.com ADORABLE BEACH COTTAGE2/1, open/contemporary.Wood floors, fireplace, vaulted ceiling, enclosed courtyard,outdoor shower and large fenced back yard with gate for access to boardwalk over to the beach.$224,900 MLS#63725 John Holbrook REALTORPrudential Chaplin Williams Realty Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Yulee, FL 32034Great Resource for Local Information!Phone: 904-415-0171 Email: holbr firstname.lastname@example.org Search for homes at www.johneholbr ook.com 486 Crosswind DriveWalk to the beach from this 4 bedroom/3 bath home located in the Beazer Homes built community of Seaside. Located in historic Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. This one story home with a screened pool has tile throughout the living areas. Open floor plan and split bedroom design. Plenty of light, built ins and very reasonable HOA fee ($250 yr large garage with plenty of storage. Rear fenced yard and oak canopy provide a wonderful area to sit and relax. Close to the Atlantic Ave Recreation center,Fort Clinch State Park and Downtown Fernandina. Reduced $15K to $460,000 MLS #63444 W. N. (NipGalphin Real Estate Services, Inc. 1880 S. 14th Street Suite 103Amelia Island FL32034 904.277.6597 904.277.4081 (FaxMobile Sales, Rentals and Property Management1373 PLANTATION POINT DRIVELocated in desirable Plantation Point a south end gated community, just north of Amelia Island Plantation. Living areas feature vaulted ceilings and guest room opens to breakfast nook and kitchen. Large master bedroom with sitting area and walk-in closet. Also features bonus room over garage thatcan be office or 4th bedroom. Natural setting in rear yard and room on patio to grill. $339,500 MLS 63913 Sea Castles Unit #12 3bedroom, and 2 bath $25,000 MLS# 63387 W.N.(NipGalphin Real Estate Services, Inc. 1880 S. 14th Street Suite 103 Amelia Island FL32034 904.277.6597 904.277.4081 (FaxMobile Sales, Rentals and Property Management