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The news-leader

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The news-leader
Uniform Title:
News-leader (Fernandina Beach, Fla.)
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News leader
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Fernandina Beach, FL
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Fernandina Beach News-Leader, Foy R. Maloy Jr. - Publisher
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January 4, 2005
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Newspapers -- Nassau County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Nassau -- Fernandina Beach
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Vol. 124, no. 9 (Feb. 27, 1980)-

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rffrntbf rffnnftbfffnfn rf ntb r ff fnbb r fffffffffnbfnbfrrf rrfrnfffnbtff fffnbtftrbrrrrnfnnrfNOAAs Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near or above normal, according to a news release issued Thursday. Forecasters predict a 35-percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40-percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 25-percent chance of a below-normal season for the upcoming hurricane season, which extends from June 1 to Nov. 30. With the advances made in hardware and computing over the course of the last year, the ability of NOAA scientists to both predict the path of storms and warn Americans who may find themselves in harms way is unprecedented, said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The devastating hurricane season of 2017 demonstrated the necessity for prompt and accurate hurricane forecasts. NOAAs forecasters predict a 70-percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which five to nine could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including one to four major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher). An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. The possibility of a weak El Nino developing, along with near-average sea-surface temperatures across the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, are two of the factors driving this outlook. These factors are set upon a backdrop of atmospheric and oceanic conditions that are conducive to hurricane development and have been producing stronger Atlantic hurricane seasons since 1995. NOAAs National Hurricane Center will make the Arrival Time of TropicalStorm-Force Winds graphics operational for this hurricane season. One graphic displays the earliest reasonable arrival time of tropical-storm-force winds, at which point further preparedness activities could be hindered. A second graphic displays the most-likely arrival time of tropical-storm-force winds. Preparing ahead of a disaster is The Florida Department of Transportation says a major road construction project slated to begin this summer on South Eighth Street in Fernandina Beach will be a temporary inconvenience in order to create a longterm solution. The states work will improve South Eighth Street from the Thomas J. Shave Jr. Bridge all the way to its intersection with Centre Street and Atlantic Avenue. Odette Struys, a public information official with FDOT, said the project on that portion of A1A/State Road 200 will begin in mid-June, with a completion date set for January or February of 2019, weather permitting. Struys told the News-Leader that actual construction would begin in midto late-July, after surveying is completed in June. In order to prevent traffic delays, most of the work will be done at night, from 7:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Incidental work that does not require lane closures will take place during the day. An open house will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. on July 17 at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G, Fernandina Beach, to BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERFernandina Beach High School graduate Savannah Hogue, holding a yellow rose, receives a hug on Saturday, May 19, at the class of 2018s commencement ceremony held at the University of North Florida. tLand clearing and construction has begun on a four-story, 103-room Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel on more than three acres at 2246 Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach, next to DeNuccis Soft Serve ice cream. The hotels development and management company, IMIC Hotels of Columbia, S.C., also owns the Hampton Inn Amelia Island at Fernandina Beach hotel at 2549 Sadler Road. Interstate Management & Investment Corporation, which operates under the name IMIC Hotels, opened the Hampton Inn in 1997. IMIC President Bert Pooser III said this is the first Home2 Suites by Hilton the company has developed, although it does have other Hilton products in its portfolio of 14 hotels, suites, and inns covering the Southeast. We are excited about our Home2 Suites project and look forward to adding another Hilton product to Amelia Island, Pooser told the News-Leader. It is going to be a nice addition to the island. We have been there since 1997 and it is a nice community. We look forward to being in the community for a long time to come. Home2 Suites by Hilton is a midtier, all-suite extended-stay hotel concept featuring contemporary accommodations and customizable guest room design, according to the companys website. The hotel brand targets both business and leisure travelers. Launched in January 2009, Home2 Suites by Hilton was the first new brand introduced by Hilton Worldwide in 20 years. Home2 Suites hotels are 100-percent franchised. Pooser explained that the all-suite hotel concept offers kitchenettes in all 103 rooms along with separate sleeping, seating, and work desk areas. He said the amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, outside lounge area, large public space and a guest laundry. They do a free breakfast in the morning and have sort of a bistro area where guests can grab a sandwich to go for later in the day, he added. The Home2 Suites website boasts JOHN SCHAFFNER/NEWS-LEADERLand is being cleared and construction is beginning on a new 103-room hotel on Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach. rfntbnfrntbrnbfbHOTEL Continued on 3A fbfbn nfbfrfbf fnfnfftftfftfSTREET Continued on 5A A graphic from FDOT explains the first phase of the construction project starting in mid-June. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/ SPECIALHURRICANE Continued on 3A NL 6 col. Fri. 05.25.indd 1 5/24/18 3:44 PM

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EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINES rf ntbr Memorial Day Holiday tr n ntrr rfff nrtrb rn tff tr fftrnrn rbf ttfr bfr brrtnrt ffrrt ftrnrrnr ftrf rrrffr rnrt The Unforgotten bf frt rn tbffr f fbbt frbt tbt r Merton Melrose Minter Jr., of Amelia Island, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018. He was the son of the late Dr. Merton Melrose Minter and Katherine Huntress Minter and was born June 24, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas. He attended San Antonio Academy and Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. He graduated from the University of Texas, where he met his beloved wife, Ann Clark Minter. He was a brilliant investor who learned from the best and was given the prestigious position of managing the Dominick Fund at the young age of 30. He later started his own investment advisory firm where he continued his success personally and for his many clients and friends. He devoted the latter part of his life to taking care of his wife, Ann Clark Minter, when she had Alzheimers. After she passed, Merton Minter served as a deacon for the Chapel at Amelia Island Plantation and flight student of his friend, Walt. His friendship and wisdom will be missed. He is survived by his two sons, Merton Melrose Minter III and Thomas Clark Minter; his three grandsons, Nicholas, Christopher and Zachary Minter; and a brother, Alan Minter. Services for Mr. Minter were held Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Chapel of Amelia Island Plantation at 12 p.m. He was laid to rest at the Chapels columbarium. Please share your memories and condolences at www.oxleyheard.com.rfrfnttMarcia Hoobler Simmons, 74, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family on May 19, 2018. She was born December 19, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late George Hoobler and Anne Enzweiler Hoobler. She lived a varied and fulfilling life. She was a graduate of Mount Notre Dame High School in Reading, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University-New York Hospital. She achieved her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Cincinnati. She married her husband, Gerald Simmons, on November 28, 1970 in Cincinnati. She was a proud former member of the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor. Her entire professional career was spent caring for the poor. Her personal life was filled with family, friends, tennis, cooking, and entertaining. She considered her life full of blessings. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael and George Hoobler. Marcia was the devoted wife of Gerald Simmons for 47 years, a loving mother to Elizabeth (Stephen) Irvin, Marianne (Clint) Kappel, and Nicole Lieberman. She adored her nine grandchildren, who called her Big Mama, Eden, Leo and Helen Irvin, Reeder, Hayes, Weiler and Amelia Kappel, Cooper Simmons and Julia Richman. She is survived by her sisters, Marianne (Roger) Staubach and Susan Hoobler. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at St. Michael Catholic Church. She will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials in her name may be made to Marcia H. Simmons Legacy Fund, c/o Children, Inc., 333 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011, and Families in Transitions, c/o Nassau County School District, Office of Intervention and Prevention, 86207 Felmore Road, Yulee, FL 32097.Elizabeth Anna Barhydt, 86, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.rfbnr trt nrftbrbrnrn POSTMASTER: NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: SUBSCRIPTION RATES HOMELESS HOMELESS ANIMALS ANIMALS... ...THEYRED YINGFORA 2NDCHANCE.A PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCEMENTBYTHENEWS-LEADERAdopt A Companion T oday. rf fThe last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States that recognizes and honors the brave men and women who died while serving in the countrys armed forces. As John F. Kennedy once said, As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. Here are a few ways to memorialize these American heroes: Place flags or flowers on the graves of men and women who have served. Participate in a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time on May 28. Speak to youth about ways to honor veterans. Visit the Nassau County Veterans of War Memorial Roll monument at the end of Centre Street in historic Fernandina Beach. Fly your American flag at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day. Complete a biography for a veteran in your life at www.VoteNassau.com under the Vote in Honor of Veteran section of the website. You can pick up a free copy of the Nassau County Veterans of War Memorial Roll seen on page 10A at the Supervisor of Elections office or from any Nassau County library. You can also view The Nassau County Veterans of War Memorial Roll online at VoteNassau.com.

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of a focus on community spaces in order to allow guests to maintain their routines ... recycling and sustainability initiatives and a 100% pet-friendly policy. The hotel site, which is currently in an unincorporated area, lies on a narrow section of a wooded wildlife corridor stretching between Egans Creek to the north and the Fernandina Beach Golf Club to the south. There are plans for the hotel property to be annexed into the city in the future because it will be using the citys water and sewer system, as well as police and fire services. The documents filed with the Nassau County Building Department to obtain the permits for the hotel list the owner of the property as Fernandina Investments LLC, which Pooser told the NewsLeader is a company specific to this project and which was set up this year, according to state records. A company called Fernandina Investments LLC had its filing with the states Division of Corporations in a rejected status as of Thursday, according to the Florida Department of State. It was sent back for corrections because at least one person has to be listed. They are not qualified yet. It was sent back last week, a state employee said Thursday. The attempt to file that companys official papers with the state was initiated by Zachary Crabtree, an attorney in Jacksonville, according to sunbiz.org. A telephone number listed for Fernandina Investments LLC was answered by IMIC Hotels in Columbia. Pooser confirmed that the construction company for the hotel project is Pinkerton & Laws of Atlanta, which, he said, has an impressive portfolio of client projects it has done in the hospitality industry. Pinkerton and Laws has recently completed a Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel near the airport in Brunswick, Ga., and is in the process of building one in LaGrange, Ga. Pooser said two local Fernandina Beach firms, A.J. Johns Construction and Dan McCranie & Associates, handled the land site work and engineering, respectively, for the hotel project. Founded in 1981 by Chief Executive Officer E.L. Bert Pooser Jr. with two hotels, the privately held IMIC is estimated to generate $66.1 million in annual revenues and employs approximately 52 people at its headquarters in Columbia and 400 people at hotels in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The branded properties now in operation consist of Hampton Inns, Wyndham Gardens, Wingate by Wyndhams, a Fairfield Inn & Suites, a TownePlace Suites, Quality Inns & Suites, Comfort Suites and The Inn at USC, a historic boutique hotel located on the campus of the University of South Carolina. In addition to these hotel properties IMIC also owns and operates Lighthouse Marina on Lake Murray in Chapin, S.C., as well as two Stow-Away Storage facilities. IMIC says the new hotel will open by June 2019. Have news about a new Amelia Island or Fernandina Beach business? Contact John Schaffner at (770) 634-9828 or by email at jfschaffner@gmail. com. *In order to receive the bonus amount, CD must be funded with funds from a nancial institution other than VyStar Credit Union. Bonus will be credited on the next business day after CD is opened and funded. Early withdrawal penalty applies and bonus amount will be deducted from CD if closed prior to maturity date. Fee incurred could reduce earnings. Limited-time offer. All new accounts are subject to approval. Programs, services, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. VyStar Credit Union. Move your money to VyStar and get a bonus when you open a CD*. 12 Months 18 Months 36 Months 30 Months 24 Months 48 Months 60 Months $10 $15 $20 $30 $100 $150$5,000 $9,999.99 $10,000 $24,999.99 $25,000 $49,999.99 $50,000 $99,999.99 $100,000+$30 $25 $60 $50 $300 $250 $20 $40 $200 $40 $80 $400 $50 $100 $500 $50 $75 $150 $125 $100 $200 $250 $200 $300 $600 $500 $400 $800 $1,000 Bonus Tablerfrfn rrtbb rbtn br rtb rrbb bbbtbb tbrb bbbrrbr b vystar r VYS 2557 Refinance Your CD Ads(5.25x10.5).v2.MECH.indd 1 4/9/18 11:33 AM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSThe City of Fernandina Beach will receive sealed competitive responses for requirements for the following until no later than 2:00pm, June 20, 2018. RFP 18-13 TAX EXEMPT, BANK-QUALIFIED (BQ) NON-REVOLVING LINE OF CREDIT RFP Documents and Specifications are avail able to download from the City of Fernandina Beach website, www.fbfl.us/bids and the Onvia Demandstar website at www.demandstar.com. Questions regarding the RFP requirements or process can be directed in writing to Patti Clifford, Comptroller at pclifford@fbfl.org. CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH 204 ASH STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTThe auditorium at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1200 Elm St., Fernandina Beach, was dedicated on Tuesday morning to NAACP Nassau County branch President Patricia A. Thompson, in honor of her service to the African-American community. Thompson and city officials were on hand for the unveiling of the framed proclamation, right, that now hangs in the auditorium.PEG DAVIS/NEWS-LEADERContinued from 1A SOURCE: IMICThe new Home2 Suites by Hilton extended-stay hotel on Sadler Road will have kitchenettes in all 103 rooms along with separate sleeping, seating, and work desk areas. IMIC says the new hotel will open by June 2019. the responsibility of all levels of government, the private sector and the public, said acting FEMA Deputy Administrator Daniel Kaniewski. It only takes one storm to devastate a community, so now is the time to prepare. Do you have adequate insurance, including flood insurance? Does your family have a communication and evacuation plan? Stay tuned to your local news and download the FEMA app to get alerts, and make sure you heed any warnings issued by local officials. NOAA will update the 2018 Atlantic seasonal outlook in early August, just prior to the peak of the season. Continued from 1A Find The News-Leaderon the World Wide Web www.fbnewsleader.com Read the news, e-mail the staff, check the classifieds, or subscribe to Floridas Oldest Weekly Newspaper! Find The News-Leaderon the World Wide Web www.fbnewsleader.com Read the news, e-mail the staff, check the classifieds, or subscribe to Floridas Oldest Weekly Newspaper! r f n t b n t f n b n r f n Display Advertising deadline for Wednesday is 3 p.m. Friday Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday.Display Advertising deadline for Friday is 3 p.m. Tuesday Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.Please call 261-3696 to place your advertisement. rfntbDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER rfntbDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER rfntbDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER Attention!NASSAU COUNTY!Y ou can get SAME DAY DELIVERY of the News-Leader every week, delivered by the US Postal Service, directly to your home or business. See page 2A for more details. Attention!NASSAU COUNTY!Y ou can get SAME DAY DELIVERY of the News-Leader every week, delivered by the US Postal Service, directly to your home or business. See page 2A for more details. Find The News-Leaderon the World Wide Web www.fbnewsleader.com Read the news, e-mail the staff, check the classifieds, or subscribe to Floridas Oldest Weekly Newspaper! Find The News-Leaderon the World Wide Web www.fbnewsleader.com Read the news, e-mail the staff, check the classifieds, or subscribe to Floridas Oldest Weekly Newspaper! r f n t b n t f n b n r f n Display Advertising deadline for Wednesday is 3 p.m. Friday Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday.Display Advertising deadline for Friday is 3 p.m. Tuesday Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.Please call 261-3696 to place your advertisement. rfntbDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER rfntbDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER rfntbDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER Attention!NASSAU COUNTY!Y ou can get SAME DAY DELIVERY of the News-Leader every week, delivered by the US Postal Service, directly to your home or business. See page 2A for more details. 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r fnr tb Turner Ace Hardware2990 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-5270acehardware.com shopsaltybreeze.com The helpful place FEATURING THE TIMBERLINE LINE OF GRILLS JUST IN TIME FOR FATHERS DAY FULL LINE OF ACCESSORIES TIMBERLAND DEALER UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT New Weekend HoursFriday and Saturday OPEN until 10pm474323 E SR 200 Fernandina Beach, FL 32034904 206 4046Call for your catering needs!Anisa, Falon and ShyCome visit the crew Woody 's Bar B Qat Friday Night Special2 Baby Back Dinners and 4 sides for$25.99 AHCA Registration 232156When It Comes To Seniors We Do It ALL. Companionship Incidental Transportation Laundry Light Housekeeping Bill Paying Grocery Shopping Meal Preparation & Planning Medication Reminders Shopping and Errands Assist with moving Veterans ServicesBest Friends Companion Care provides the kind of trusted in home care for adults of all ages that helps them maintain full and independent lives, right in the comfort of their own home.Helping Seniors with whatever their needs may be. Licensed Insured BondedAffordable Hourly Rates! Call for a Free Home Assessment 904.277.0006 Fax 904.277.0017www.mybfcc.com9 North 14 Street Fernandina Beach, Florida DOMESTIC DESIGNSCINDY CROW BUDDY BOYD Buddy Boyd and Cindy Crow opened Domestic Designs Roofing, Inc. (Domestic Designs) in Fernandina Beach in early 2001 fol lowing careers in the construction and legal industries. Growing up in Texas, Buddy began building custom homes in 1984 while Cindy practiced law. Following his custom home building in Texas, Buddy extended his construction experience through jobs in civil engineering, production and custom home construction and com mercial and residential roofing sales. Cindy practiced litigation with an emphasis in construction and insurance law. In 2001, they opened Domestic Designs Roofing, Inc. to concentrate solely on residential and commercial roofing and have never looked back. Buddy holds licenses from the state of Florida as both a Certified Roofing Contractor and a General Contractor and is OSHA certi fied. The company is licensed and insured. Since 2001, Domestic Designs has met the roofing needs for new and existing homeowners and commercial businesses in Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Baker counties. The companys 5 crews install shingle, metal, tile and flat roofs as well as provide inspection, repair, additional installation and cleaning services for both residential and commercial customers. A full service company, Domestic Designs works with home owners and builders everyday to provide the highest quality, warranted roofing services at the lowest costs and least incon venience. Everyones needs are different. I enjoy working with individual homeowners and builders to solve their specific prob lems and meet their needs. I understand that any type of home or business construction can be challenging so it is our goal to provide every client with the most cost effective and least intru sive solutions. In todays fast-paced and economically challenging environment, you cannot expect anything less, said Boyd. The company offers a wide variety of products including GAF/ Elk, CertainTeed, Owens-Corning, Monier, Hanson and American Tile, all of whom offer a complete line of warranties. With recent changes to the state of Floridas wind mitigation roofing requirements, there are many new savings opportunities for residential and commercial owners. We offer clients several roofing options to save money on their homeowners and wind insurance policies, said Boyd. We work closely with local insur ance agents and have seen that many owners today are unaware of the savings opportunities available to them through policy discounts related to roofing modifications. We can evaluate, with owners, their individual needs and available options. Additionally, Domestic Designs partners with a certified solar technology and installation firm to provide energy efficient roofing solutions that reduce your carbon footprint and utility expense. We are excited about the unlimited opportunities we now offer in alternative energy resources and costs savings, said Boyd. To discuss your roofing needs or to simply learn more about potential roofing modifications, related to insurance savings or energy efficient roofing solutions, call Buddy Boyd at 904-3210626 or 904-753-1438. They look forward to working with you. Congressman John Rutherford has been appointed to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, according to a news release from his office. The Appropriations Committee is the standing committee responsible for all of the federal governments spending priorities and debates and sets specific amounts for all discretionary federal spending on all federal agencies and programs. I am honored to join the House Appropriations Committee and take on a greater role in ensuring that precious taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, Rutherford said in the release. Responsibly prioritizing our nations spending is one of Congresss most fundamental constitutional responsibilities, and I look forward to working to rebuild our national defense, properly care for our veterans, and promote efficiency and accountability within every federal agency and program. I extend my thanks to Chairman Frelinghuysen for the invitation to join this vital Committee. A first-term member of Congress, Rutherford previously served on House committees on veterans affairs, homeland security, and the judiciary. Upon Rutherfords appointment, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-New Jersey, stated, We welcome Rep. John Rutherford to the committee, and I look forward to working closely with him over the next weeks and months to complete all 12 appropriations bills in the House, and to fulfill our fiscal commitments to the country and the American people. Frelinghuysen announced Rutherfords subcommittee assignments on Tuesday. Rutherford will serve on the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, and the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch. Most of us were raised to say please and thank you. Good manners are so easy to practice, free, and powerful. This morning is not necessarily about manners, but to recognize our local paper. In my 21st year as a resident, subscriber, contributor (Keffers Corner), and advertiser, I feel qualified. In our community, asks are many, with decision points every day. The asks are fielded by the News-Leader, just like many other businesses. Foy Maloy and his team invest in reporting on and supporting our communities. Let me paint with a broader brush and mention the Nassau County Record, which shares the same ownership and Foys leadership. The NewsLeader and Record inform Nassau County in ways that would not otherwise occur. We have no TV stations here, or major radio stations. How else are we to be kept informed outside of our community newspapers? Some will say the internet, which I partially credit. Our papers are still of great value, in one persons mind. Civic groups, like the Rotary Club I belong to, can count on space to advance club awareness. Nonprofits rely heavily on the papers to make their case for support and share successes and needs. One such example is the Nassau County Council On Aging. The News-Leader is partnering to bring a quarterly senior news edition, in a separate printed form. They committed to a big cost number, planning to sell enough ads to cover the expense. That in my mind is commitment, versus an if scenario of covering the costs as a qualification up front. Auto dealers, according to recent data from the National Automobile Dealers Association, still spend 53 percent of their ad budget on TV, radio, and newspapers. While I recognize the power and invest heavily in all things internet, I suggest it is too soon to stick a fork in conventional media. This will be a brief column, as my plate has been unusually full. We are hosting an exceptional young lady who served us for 14 days on a recent cruise. She is making her first trip to America and she would like to move here, if possible. Always nice to see through fresh eyes. Headed to Wisconsin tomorrow with Christopher for a FAST father and son trip. Will report on the experience next week. Hope the weather this Memorial Day weekend is better than todays (Wednesdays) forecast. Thanks to all who fly the flags at the Shave Bridge. It is a wonderful tradition. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership.rfnrtr brr rf ffrrnfn Rutherford NL 6 col. Fri. 05.25.indd 4 5/24/18 3:50 PM

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I started off by plagiarizing George Carlin, and then progressed to the Dalai Lama. Today, I want to talk about Bear Bryant. (Well take a short pause here for Alabama fans to pay homage to their coach who died in 1982.) You have to admit that my reading list is rather eclectic. When his family went through his wallet, they found an article hed clipped that was titled The Magic Bank Account. This article explained that 86,400 would be deposited in your magic account every morning. Thats good news. I can wipe my credit card clean as a whistle and still have enough left over to pay off my car. Everything you dont spend today will be taken away from you. Not a problem. My Adult Supervision says I can spend it faster than the government can print it, so I doubt Ill have any leftovers. You cannot transfer anything from this account into another you may only spend it. Once I get the bills paid, Ill burn my entire wardrobe in the backyard (with appropriate permits, of course). Then I will have a wonderful time replacing it. What a stupendous shopping spree that will be! Thanks to this magic account, Ill now be able to travel to the fashion capitols of the world. Can you imagine me at Fashion Week? What a hoot that would be. All of those cool new clothes will need a cool place to hang out when Im not wearing them, so this bank account can also pay a guru to redesign my current closet. Tomorrow (and each morning thereafter), the bank will deposit a fresh 86,400 for you to spend that day only. I hear Paris is lovely this time of year. I could have fun spending each days allotment in the City of Lights. Unfortunately, there are a couple of catches to all of this largesse. With absolutely no notice, the bank can say, Game over! and your account will be closed. Permanently. Well, drat. I knew there was a catch. All sorts of clichs come to mind, especially the one that exhorts me to make hay while the sun shines. And theres this pesky adult voice whispering in my ear to spend my money wisely, because I will never know when the game will end. What would you do? How would you spend your daily 86,400? You could buy your entire family everything each of you has ever wanted. You could endow academic chairs, set up scholarships, or finance a new hospital wing. Maybe you could even fund the fixing of Fernandina Harbor Marina! Nice fantasy, huh? But wait its real! But were not talking dollars and cents here were talking about time. And time, as we all know, is even more precious than money. Each morning we wake up to a fresh 86,400 seconds as our gift of life. How we use that gift is entirely up to us. Work, play, community service we decide. Why spend almost 29,000 of those seconds every day in a job we dont like? Wed rather spend those eight hours every day doing something more rewarding. Spending 7,200 seconds to look for a better job sounds like a wise expenditure to me. When we finally go to sleep at night, any remaining time is not credited to us, not added to our lifespan. Perhaps thats why Ive turned into somewhat of an insomniac. Why waste precious time sleeping when I could be doing something useful or entertaining for at least 3,600 of them? I could read a book for an extra hour or two or stream a video thats caught my attention. Why would I waste those precious seconds just lying in bed, unconscious? What will you do with your 86,400 seconds today? Too bad you cant set your Fitbit to calculate how much time youve just spent reading this column, as well as the rest of your days activities. It really brings home that old saying that life is too short to (you can fill in the blank here). Or how about the many times youve groused, Thats an hour of my life Ill never get back, as youve left a boring or unpleasant event? Deep down in our hearts, I think we already know about this magic bank account. We also know that we dont want to squander even a second of our daily allowance. Oops! Gotta run, Ive got less than 70,000 seconds left to spend today! KTP KIDS SUMMER TENNIS CAMP JUNE 5 28 AGES 4 14 KRAFTTENNIS.COM or 904-415-0217 $ 25 .00 for 8 SESSIONSrfntrbbbfbtrftbb tbbbbnbbntbbbnnb bnbbnbttnbbtbnttb bbbbbnbbbnn btbnbntbnbb nbbbbbbbbnrfb bbbbnbbbbbnbb bbbntrbbbfbtbtbbnbb bbbbbbnbbnntrbbb fbtrfbbbtttttbbtbbrf rfrfrf rfrf rfrfrfbb bnnbbbnnbtbn nbttnbbttbbbb bnbnbbbbbnbb tbbbtrfnbt tbbnbbb bbtttbbbbbbnntbbtb bbbbbtttbbbn bbnbbbbbtbbnbbb tbtntbtbbbbb bntbbbtbnbt nbbbbnbbttbb tnbbbbbb bbb rfrnntbbr rrrnntbfbr nnt bbtbb bbn bbnb bn rfnbb tbbb r ffntbtb Graphics from FDOT explain phases 2 and 3 of the road project. An open house will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. on July 17 at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G, Fernandina Beach, to give the public information and offer a chance to ask questions relating to the project to resurface the portion of A1A/S.R. 200 that is South Eighth Street in Fernandina Beach. give the public information and offer a chance to ask questions relating to the project. According to FDOT, there are three phases of the $4.1 million project. The first phase will encompass the road from the Amelia Island-end of the Thomas J. Shave Jr. Bridge to Amelia Island Parkway, and will consist of milling, or removing some of the surface of the road; resurfacing the pavement; widening the road at the right turn lanes on the south side of the street to provide a bike lane; and repairing curbs and sidewalks. The second phase of the work will take place from Amelia Island Parkway to Lime Street. The roadway will be milled and resurfaced, with repairs made to the curb, medians and sidewalk. There will also be polyurethane injections into failing drainage structures. The final phase of the project will entail work from Lime Street to Centre Street. The pavement will be milled and resurfaced, repairs will be made to curbs and sidewalks, driveways will modified, and some extra driveway cuts will be removed. All the driveway work has been approved by the property owners, Struys said. FDOT says the project has a 180-day timeline, allowing for weather, holidays and unforeseen circumstances. The sidewalk upgrades and concrete work will be done first. Concrete work will include sidewalk, curb and median, Struys said, and should take about 60 days. Milling throughout the entire length of project should take about three weeks, depending on weather. The removed asphalt will immediately be replaced with a structural first layer of asphalt. The final phase of the process will be when a final friction course is placed. That entire process will take approximately two to three weeks, weather permitting. The project will also ensure all traffic signals are functioning as they should be at the newly resurfaced intersections.Applications are now available for the 2018-19 Leadership Nassau program, sponsored by the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce. The application deadline is Monday, July 2, by 5 p.m. Designed to develop community leaders, the program provides an understanding of the problems, opportunities and issues facing the communities within Nassau County. The program also fosters the development of leadership skills and techniques in an environment that encourages the establishment of new relationships and communication networks between the participants. Class topics range from economic development to health issues and social concerns. For information or an application contact Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at 2613248. Info@nassaucountyflchamber.com. Continued from 1A rfn rf rfn NL 6 col. Fri. 05.25.indd 5 5/24/18 3:50 PM

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CALL 261-3696 AND ASK FOR AN AD -VISOR T O PU T T HIS SPACE T O WORK FOR YOU. Steve Johnson Automotive1505 S. 14th StreetFernandina Beach, FL904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community 904-261-6956542057 US HWY 1. Callahan FL BUICK GMC CHEVROLET 464054 SR 200, Yulee (904) 261-6821 Welcome to Gods House 4800 First Coast Highway Amelia Island, FL 32034 (904) 261-8651, Option 0 1742 South 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-3226, Option 0 SUBMITTEDState Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, and state Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, who jointly led one of two teams as part of the annual two-day Celebrity Luncheon fundraiser that benefits The Arc Nassau, receive awards on behalf of their team, which won Most Monies Raised. A second team captained by Judge Robert Foster won the ward for Most Tip Monies Raised. Ciao Italian Bistro in Fernandina Beach hosted a event and donated 100 percent of the proceeds to The Arc. rMemorial Day Weekend is looking to be a little rainy, but the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market and the Fernandina Beach Arts Market will both be open rain or shine. Saturday will offer over 60 booths of seasonal produce, fresh baked breads, handcrafted artisan foods, and arts and crafts. Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the markets are located on North Seventh Street in historic Fernandina Beach between Centre and Alachua Streets. We are welcoming a new product in the farmers market with gourmet mini-donuts by our newest vendor, Baked Amelia. Available in four flavors or a combination box, these tasty snacks are cooked in an air fryer and without oil. Tea Nation is also returning Saturday with a line of flavors designed by their nutritionist/ owner with your good health in mind. Also returning is our new weekly vendor Element Earth Works, offering a complete line of bath and beauty products like soaps, lotions and room sprays. After selling out by 10:30 a.m. last week, Seven Trees Nursery will be bringing a much larger supply of fresh tomato, cherry tomato, jalapeno, bell pepper and other fresh vegetable plants. The Fernandina Beach Arts Market, located adjacent to the farmers market, will also be open this Saturday with an amazing variety of jewelry makers, artists, wood working, bird houses, hand blown glass, pottery, apparel and more. Crime vs Seniors will be in the Booth With a Cause. They are a unique and effective group of advocates for Floridas seniors. These volunteers, known as Senior Sleuths, investigate and attempt to resolve complaints they receive from seniors in our community all at no cost to the consumer. Alain Lelait will be strumming and singing your favorite classic rock songs; all of our musicians play for tips only. The farmers market is open every Saturday, and the Arts Market is open on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Come out for fellowship, fresh food, great home and gift ideas, and more. Floridas friendliest farmers market also welcomes your well-behaved, leashed pets. For information, find either market on Facebook or the world wide web. Cynthia Arnett, an accredited disability representative and board-certified patient advocate with Disability Claims Services Inc., has been accepted for membership in the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, a listing and support service for patient advocates, patient navigators, case managers, elder care professionals and medical bill reviewers, according to a news release. Founded in 1995, Disability Claims Services Inc. provides assistance to those who need help with Social Security disability, elder care, end of life and other non-medical issues within the health care system. Recently launched for patient and caregiver use, APHA and its directory, AdvoConnection. com, helps patients find the assistance they need to help them attain better medical outcomes. For more information about Arnett and her services, contacting Disability Claims Services Inc. at 866-430-3274, the Alliance at aphadvocates.org or the National Association of Healthcare Advocates at nahac.com fnttnbbbfntnbfbttnbb The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and All Mobile Productions will hold the inaugural Realities of Reconstruction Conference June 1-3 at the new Mather Museum & Interpretive Center at the Technical College of the Lowcountry campus in Beaufort, S.C. in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, according to a news release. Beaufort County is now the location of the new multi-site Reconstruction Era National Monument. The Realities of Reconstruction Conference will engage those interested in learning more about this largely untold story of the initial steps taken into freedom by the formerly enslaved Africans. Interactive sessions and films about the Reconstruction Era and the part that people of African descent played as well as how they suffered due to political and financial setbacks will all be part of the dialogues at the Realities of Reconstruction Conference, the release states. On Friday, June 1, the conference will begin with a tour of the new Mather Museum & Interpretive Center followed by a De Gullah/Geechee Reconstruction Storee Tour led by Queen Quet, chieftess of the Gullah/ Geechee Nation. The tour will include engagement with the National Park Service interpretive rangers. The Reconstruction Luncheon and interactive conference sessions on Saturday will take place at the site of the Mather School, which was established during the Reconstruction Era. Sessions will be led by Quet, Ahmad Ward of the Mitchelville Preservation Project, Dr. Najmah Thomas of the Department of Africana Studies at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort and the National Park Service. The sessions will conclude in the late afternoon and a closing celebration will take place on historic St. Helena Island, S.C. with the local Gullah/Geechee community. Conference participants are encouraged to attend worship services Sunday at one of the churches affiliated with the Reconstruction story. At 2 p.m., a caravan will depart from the Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center in order to attend a ceremony in honor of the Combahee River Raid, which was led by Harriet Tubman and Colonel Montgomery during the United States Civil War. Dayclean de African Spirit will conclude this historic ceremony which ends the conference. Pre-registration for this event is required. On-site registration will not be available. Proceeds will benefit the Mather Museum & Interpretive Center and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. To register, visit http:// bit.ly/2knGUEI. This event is sponsored by the Gullah/ Geechee Sea Island Coalition, GADA, USCB African Studies Department, the National Park Service, and All Mobile Productions.DIANNE BRITTON-DUNHAM JUDIE MACKIE/FOR THE NEWS-LEADERNew vendor Baked Amelia will be bring gourmet donuts to the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market. tttntbArlene Filkoff, executive director of Fernandina Beach Main Street, will explain the purpose, goals, and directions of the national Main Street program as it relates to the local community at a June 13 presentation, according to a news release. The Friends of the Library is sponsoring the event, set for 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Branch Library, located at 25 N. Fourth St. in Fernandina Beach. With her background in corporate management and teaching, Ms. Filkoff brings a set of unique skills to this position. A former member of the Fernandina Beach Main Street Board, she has also been instrumental in assisting many local non-profits develop their strategic plans. In addition, Ms. Filkoff served our community as Mayor of Fernandina Beach while still making time to be active in our local theater, the release states. This program is free of charge but participation is limited. Registration in advance is suggested by calling the library at 530-6500, ext. 1. For information regarding this event, on joining Friends of the Library, or to donate, please visit the FOL website at www. fernandinaFOL.org.tnnttSTEVE LEIMBERG/SPECIALArlene Filkoff, executive director of Fernandina Beach Main Street. rffntb NL 6 col. Fri. 05.25.indd 6 5/24/18 3:39 PM

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rfrrn tr bbr rfr t The News-Leader is published with pride weekly for the people of Nassau County by Community Newspapers, Inc., Athens, Georgia. We believe that strong newspapers build strong communi ties Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to the truth, integrity, quality and hard work. br rfrr rr t r t r rff rf t r t f f f rf br ntbrf t ntr f f f r f rf ntnntb tntnnnt nt nf Y ears ago, a propaganda film entitled Reefer Madness depicted first-time cannabis smokers turning into instant maniacs, hallucinating, killing and raping after just a couple of puffs. It has become known as a grand parody, though that was not the intent. Please welcome to the same stage The Illinois Histrionics Players, starring Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett and his amiable sidekick, Chad Larner, training director of the K-9 Training Academy in Decatur, Ill. When asked about possible effects of legaliz ing marijuana in Illinois, the players went into full Reefer Madness -mode, saying it would make the dogs useless and a threat to society, requiring them to give their dogs the Old Yeller treat ment. While Larner did not specifically say how he would kill a number of his 275 narcotics-sniff ing dogs, he made it clear he is prepared to sacri fice their lives on the altar of marijuana phobia. He told Pantagraph reporter Ryan Voyles, Because many K-9s are trained not to be social so their work wont be affected, a number of dogs would likely have to be euthanized. Voyles then talked with police in two other Illinois towns who told him what many of you already know, which is that retired K-9 dogs typi cally live with their handlers. They dont slaugh ter the dogs. Do you think for a minute that if any Macon County dogs are butchered, its not because Larner just plain wants to do it? Another less brutal, Reefer Madness moment is when Buffett tells Voyles, The biggest thing for law enforcement is, youre going to have to replace all of your dogs. So to me, its a giant step forward for drug dealers, and its a giant step backwards for law enforcement and the residents of the community. I made a call to the police department in Seattle, Wash., where their K-9 units have some how continued to live and do their jobs protecting law-abiding citizens, including those who legally use cannabis. The official with whom I spoke asked not to be identified. The K-9 unit apparently doesnt want to be dragged into this nonsense. When I mentioned the Illinois officer who said that dogs would have to be euthanized upon the passage of legalizing marijuana, he laughed and then sighed. He also confirmed no dogs in his jurisdic tion had been euthanized due to the legalization. These canine professionals are trained to detect multiple drugs and many have additional talents. He laughed again and reiterated that he was not going to go on the record. On the record, Jay Casillas of the Denver Police Department told me, Since marijuana was legalized, we have not been forced to retire or euthanize our K-9s. We do not euthanize our K-9s. Our K-9s are still working, and they continue to be trained on four odors (MJ, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin), Casillas said. Since the legaliza tion of marijuana, we have slightly changed the training with regard to sniffing marijuana. We now train our dogs to detect larger amounts (10 pounds or more) of marijuana because we still have to address the black market for MJ. We retire the dogs when it is necessary and they usually stay with their police handler as their family pet, Casillas added. When a K9 is retired, we purchase a new one to take their spot. What about that less dramatic and equally ignorant statement in which Buffett said all the dogs would have to be replaced? Why? Because they could no longer detect cocaine, heroin and other drugs now that mari juana is legal? Dont the Illinois trainers know how to train their dogs to detect the large amounts of mari juana still deemed illegal? Maybe its the Illinois officials that need to be replaced or trained by the Seattle and Denver K-9 officers. Meanwhile, the Illinois dogs would serve the Prairie State well by adding another aroma to their repertoire. They could add any amount of Buffett and Larners B.S. The problem with that is the canines within earshot of those two would be too preoccupied to get any real drug sniffing work done. Copyright 2018 Rick Jensen, distributed exclu sively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Rick Jensen is an annoying, award-winning Delaware talk show host and equally annoying national col umnist. Contact him at rick@DBCMedia.com nr t r t r t f t r trr BILL DAY-TALLAHASSEE FL-CAGLE CARTOONS The Wild Amelia Board of Directors would like to thank the many individuals and organizations that helped make the 12th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival, from May 18-20, another successful celebration of the nature of Amelia Island. These include our sponsors and partners, our exhibitors, the donors to our silent auction, and our wonderful volunteers. As an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Wild Amelia con tinues to be grateful for a number of committed partners and friends who helped make the festival a reality. These include the city of Fernandina Beach and its Department of Parks & Recreation and Auxiliary Police, Rayonier Advanced Materials, the Freas Foundation, the News-Leader the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and Amelia River Cruises. Wild Amelias exhibitors for the 12th annual festival included the Parks and Recreation Department, the city of Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, AllAmerican Gutter Protection, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Keep Nassau Beautiful, Florida Fish and Wildlife Marine Mammals, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the Amelia Tree Conservancy, Sierra Nassau Group, Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, Sea to Shore Alliance, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Save the Manatee Club, Kayak Amelia, Okefenokee Adventures of Folkston, Ga., St. Marys Riverkeeper, Amelia Island Beach and Marine Life Protection Task Force, Timucuan Preserve, St. Johns River Water Management District, Friends of the Talbot Islands, Friends of Fort Clinch, Building It Green Consulting, Amelia River Excursions, A1A Solar, UF/IFAS Master Naturalist Program, and the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Nature Center. Other exhibitors in the Kids Niche included the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Nature Center, Amelia Island Beach and Marine Life Protection Task Force, Fort Clinch State Park, Nassau County Extension Service/4-H, Florida Department of Agriculture Forestry Service, White Oak Conservation Center, WaterVentures, and the Lamar Q. Ball, Jr. Raptor Center of Georgia Southern University. Silent auction donors are very important to the festival as well. Wild Amelia would like to include these generous people, organizations, and businesses well over 100 of them who donated services, adventures, art work, etc., to another very successful silent auction. Wild Amelia also thanks LaidBack, who brought us hours of fun music, and Dennis Glaze and Ann Weller, who helped feed us. Finally, Wild Amelia would like to thank all of its members and volunteers who helped at the festival and at the yearround programs. A special thank you to John Brooks for once again serving as expo coordinator. It is only with the help and support of partners, sponsors, exhibitors, donors, and volunteers that Wild Amelia continues to exist and grow stronger. Thanks to you all from the Wild Bunch: Jody Hetchka, Steve Cowart, Jay Kayne, Kathy Russell, Janet Michea, Rick Scott, Ann Weller, Robyn Nemes, Scott Moore, Joelle Crahay, Richard Luppino, Christina Nelson, Candis Whitney and Kathy Brooks One of our most cherished holidays is fast approaching, our Memorial Day. Many do not solemnly recognize the day. There is a feeling among many people I have spoken with that the future of our observance of this day may not be the same beyond the older generations. Ideals seem to be changing in many areas toward the dedication, sacrifices, and heroism of those who serve in the military today and served in the past. The sacrifices of those who have given all for this great nation, our freedoms and values extends to their families, friends, and the unborn to each of them on Memorial Day. In 1897, one of the worlds most recognized and prolific authors, Rudyard Kipling, wrote a com memorative Christian poem called Recessional that includes the phrase Lest we forget eight times. His pur pose was to emphasize the dangers of failing to remember the past sacrifices of our militaries and their conflicts. The phrase was soon used com monly after World War I, and often found as the only wording on war memorials or used as an epitaph. There are many who do not know that there is a conceptual passage of scripture in the Bible that is prob ably a direct resource for Kipling in his writing of the poem. It is found in Deuteronomy 4, verses 7-9: For what nation is there so great, which God has so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great that has statues and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life; but teach them to thy sons and thy sons sons. For many, the observance of the fourth Monday in May has taken on more and more significance during our lifetimes. Longand short-term con flicts have impacted so many families and individuals right here in our com munity. This day rekindles memories of our past, remembering the lives of our brave loved ones lost, another chance to heal from the hurt of lives cut far too short, families torn apart, the hope of closure for the mourning. Many remember the fallen with reoccurring thoughts and dreams of what could have been. It doesnt come easy for many. I personally stand with my Vietnam veteran brothers and sisters in salut ing the brave men and women who unselfishly sacrificed their lives so we, and many others, can live free and feel protected throughout this great nation and around the world. Let us teach our children and their children to remember and honor Memorial Day, lest we ever forget. T he Renaissance began in Italy and spread through Europe some 600 years ago. This period of enlightenment and revival delivered us from the Middle Ages. Most people know this. It is con cretely documented in the history of civilization. Something of this nature (albeit on a lesser scale in size or significance) is occurring here, but few realize it. It is a renaissance of economic revival along forgotten, written-off-for-dead South Eighth Street in Fernandina Beach. South Eighth Street is being deliv ered from an industrial corridor into one with arts, cuisine and flair. Its metamorphosis is far from complete, but following a rip-roaring path. While Fernandina Beach does not have much Italian persuasion (except for a few restaurants), we have a rich history of being ruled under the flags of eight different countries. We are like bubbles in a melting pot. So, well have to leave off the country persuasion in this example. However, there have been plenty of smart, visionary, entrepreneurial people working to redefine South Eighth Street into a proud passage way entering downtown Fernandina Beach. The changes are as noticeable as the sunshine. Most recently, a microbrewery is being planned for the old Trawick Tile & Stone building on the corner of Gum Street. A new brewery will fit in there like a tailored glove. Microbreweries have keyed the economic resuscitation of many blighted areas like King Street in Jacksonville, or downtown Ashville, N.C. Other new businesses have sprung up like the yellow flowers adorning the medians on South Eighth Street. There are superb health-related businesses like Therapeutic Solutions of Amelia, or Holistic Wellness Center; there are top-shelf restaurants like Gilberts Underground Kitchen or The 801 Kitchen and Bar; and lets not overlook the trendy BuyGO gourmet grocery store or the delicious Aloha Bagel & Deli loca tion. Other down trodden sites have been cleaned up and dressed up, like the new Eight Flags Autosports revving up the economic engine at the old H&H Tire Center, and the cutting-edge office complex, Amelia Suites, has been wildly successful. Longstanding, successful busi nesses like T-Rays Burger Station or Cormier Hair Studio or Amelia Auto Mart or Halftime Sports Bar have survived the tests of time. Meanwhile, a new Verizon store along with the Palm III Realty office are dramatic improvements to what preceded them. Just to think, South Eighth Street was avoided by the resorts on the south end, as they drove guests to the enchanted historic district in Fernandina Beach. Not anymore. The streets revival is reviving interest. More good things are out on the horizon, like the sunrise of a new day. Steve Nicklas is a financial adviser and a chartered retirement planning counselor for a regional U.S. firm who lives on Amelia Island. He is also an award-winning columnist. His busi ness columns appear in several news papers in North Florida and South Georgia, and on his personal website at SteveNicklasMarketplace.com. He has published a book of his favorite columns from the last 20 years, All About Money The book is available in local stores and on Amazon. He can be reached at 753-0236. nttffnf rrfntb t t bt ttn tt trr Nassau County Commissioners: Danny Leeper, District 1 -Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cell), email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com Steve Kelley, District 2 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell), email: skelley@nassaucountyfl.com Pat Edwards, District 3 -Yulee, 335-0260 (cell), email: pedwards@nassaucountyfl.com George V. Spicer, District 4 Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, Kings Ferry, 568-3409 (cell), email: gspicer@nassaucountyfl.com Justin M. Taylor, District 5 -Callahan, West Yulee, 625-5624 (cell), email: jtaylor@nassaucountyfl.com City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners: Mayor: Johnny Miller : 556-3299 (cell), email: jmiller@fbfl.org Vice Mayor: Len Kreger : 432-8389 (home), email: lkreger@fbfl.org Roy G. Smith : 556-0951 (cell), email: rsmith@fbfl.org Phil Chapman : 624-5590 (cell), email: pchapman@fbfl.org Chip Ross : 410-394-0220 (cell) email: cross@fbfl.org bf nfb Letters must include writers name, address and tele phone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. No political endorsements the week before an election. No poems will be published. Letters should be typed or printed. Not all letters are published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32035 Email: pegdavis@fbnewsleader.com. 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rf ntbf SUBMITTED John Bogush, a student-athlete senior at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, signed a national letter of intent to compete in sailing during a ceremony at the school on May 9. He will attend the University of New Hampshire in the fall. Bogush lettered in four sports at Bishop Kenny soccer, golf, track and sailing. He is pictured with his parents, Ed and Marianne Bogush of Fernandina Beach. SPECIAL PHOTOS Former FBHS cheerleaders competing on the collegiate level include Theo White and Peppar Cook, top left; Mason Buchanan, Tressa Glackin and White, top right; Breshea Harvey and Brittany Bowen, above left; Glackin, Harvey, White and Cook, above right. r Debbi Roland and Bailee Jones attended the National College Cheerleading Championship earlier this year in Daytona Beach, but not with the current Fernandina Beach High School cheerleading squad. We had six of our former FBHS cheerleaders represent ing four different colleges, Roland said. One of our other cheerleaders, Miguel Kronbach, also cheers in college but his school wasnt there. Theo White and Peppar Cook cheer at the University of North Florida. UNF finished fourth in coed Division 1 Coed. Mason Buchanan cheers at Shorter University, which finished second in intermediate coed Division 2. Tressa Glackin is a cheer leader at North Carolina State, which competed in the all-girl Division 1. Breshea Harvey and Brittany Bowen cheer at Valdosta State University. Their squad took first place in the all-girl intermediate Division 2. We have seven former high school cheerleaders cheering on five different college teams. This is a first for Fernandina Beach High School and prob ably for any school, Roland said. Coach Jones, Coach Chris Jacques and I are very proud of them. It was very exciting to be able to watch all of them per form on a higher level. We cant wait to watch them next year. The FBHS cheerleaders are conducting a junior camp June 4-8 in the FBHS Cheer Gym for ages 3-12. Camps, below right. The 2019 FSU-Boise State game will be played in Jacksonville at TIAA Bank Field on Labor Day Weekend 2019 and will be nationally televised. The game will be Florida State Universitys firstever against Boise State. The Seminoles will play the second game of the two-game series in Boise, Idaho, during the 2020 season. I commend Stan Wilcox and the Jaxsports Council for creating this tremen dous opportunity for Florida State University, said FSU President John Thrasher. We are excited to play in Jacksonville and give our alumni and fans the opportunity to enjoy a game in one of the premier ath letic venues in the South. The neutral site venue and national television exposure that comes with playing Boise State at TIAA Bank Field will be invaluable to our program, said FSU Vice President and Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox. Tickets to the game will go on-sale in 2019 and will be available on a priority system. FSUs ticket request period begins Nov. 1. For informa tion, visit www.seminoles. com or call (888) FSU-NOLE. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl and Jaxsports members ticket request period begins Feb. 1. For information on the game or how to obtain priority seating, visit www.jaxsports.com. rffntbb rn rfnrtnfbrbrb The Amelia River Womens Golf Association held closing day play day, followed by a luncheon and end-of-the-year meeting. Six teams competed in a scramble. In first place were Kathy Strychowski, Beth Anderson and Laurie Bruner. Second went to Susan Klotz, Leslie Geiger and Lil Zboyovsky. Taking third were MJ Smith, Cherie Billings, Becki Clark and Johanna Eversole. Test your skills against Sheriff Bill Leeper, fellow law enforcement officers and area leaders while helping to raise money to benefit the communi ty. The Nassau County Sheriffs Office and NCSO Charities are sponsoring the fourth annual Sheriffs Golf Tournament on June 22 at the Golf Club at North Hampton, Fernandina Beach. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and the scramble shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. The event will be followed with an awards ceremony and a meal. Form a four-person team for $500. Sponsorships are also available. Contact Larry Boatwright at 548-4027 or lboatwright@nas sauso.com for information on the tournament. tb The 14th annual ALS Amelia Island Golf Classic, held in memory of John Louis ODay, will be held Aug. 3 at The Amelia Island Club at Long Point. Tournament proceeds benefit the ALS Association Florida Chapter. Entry fees are $200 per player or $800 for a foursome. The reception only is $50 per person. Sponsorships are avail able. Registration and warm-up with lunch buffet are from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with a shotgun start at noon. Format is a fourperson scramble. The dinner reception is from 5-8 p.m. and includes beer and wine, raffle prizes, awards, silent auction and live music. Contests include hole-inone, longest drive and closestto-the-pin (men and women) and putting on putting green. Awards go to the firstthrough fifth-place net teams and firstand second-place gross teams. All players receive a compli mentary goody bag. Raffle tickets will be avail able for five for $20 or an entire arm wing span for $100. For information on the tour nament, contact Mark ODay at 553-0576 or odaym25@aol.com or visit www.ALSGolfAmelia. com. SUBMITTED The ARWGA winning team of Laurie Bruner, Beth Anderson and Kathy Strychowski. fbr t n rn NewsLeader

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rfn The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a recre ational boating safety educa tion program. The course is aimed at the new boater. Flotilla 14-1 is offering this course at the Amelia Island Fernandina Beach, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 9. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. Fee is $10. Attend the course a Florida Boater Education card. To register or for infor (912) 576-6659 or email htip per3@comcast.net. nntbrr The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres, located off Buccaneer Trail. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner, business meeting and guest speaker presentation. Guests are welcome. The AISC is a great way to meet new friends who share ing. Current boat ownership or sailing skills are not prereq ties throughout the year may sions by water and/or land, such as tubing, swimming with manatees, picnics and parties; as well as assisting with local mental efforts in surrounding waters. Contact Commodore Tom Maguire at (703) 298-1714. tnfrr U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Amelia Island Flotilla 14-1 meets the first Thursday in the Amelia Island Lighthouse Lane on Lighthouse Circle. Call 261-1889 for information. tnr Amelia Island Nassau County Youth Lacrosse is a program for youths ages 8-12. Registration is now open for the spring season. There are teaching clinics throughout the year. No prior experience or knowledge of the sport is required. The league is completely without experience. Register at www.tshq.blue sombrero.com/ameliaisland lax. Email aincyouthlacrosse@ gmail.com or contact organizer Fred McFarlin at (252) 2297033 or 277-6702. tnrntb The Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque pickup games on the petanque courts at Central Park, corner of 11th Street, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and most afternoons on weekdays. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game. The public is always welcome. Call 491-1190. rr The Nassau Sport Fishing Association holds its monthly business meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. The monthly social gettogether is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The location for both meetings is Kraft Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. All are welcome. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organi promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encour age compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public, and to promote youth-related com Burke at (256) 453-4744 or email info@nsfafish.net. rbrr The North Florida Bicycle bicycle rides each week at Amelia Island and in Nassau County. Cyclists of all abilities bicycle in good working con dition are required. Bicycle safety will be emphasized at the start of each ride. Cyclists typically split into groups, depending on pace options to cut the ride short. Anyone who joins the group will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. www.ameliaislandcycling.com, www.ameliaislandtrail.org or www.nfbc.us. SPECIAL PHOTOS Fernandina Beach Middle School assembled its first competitive boys and girls tennis teams this spring. The Pirate netters played Episcopal and Providence in their inaugural season, and the team was coached by Nick Gillette. The team included, front row from left, Coach Schweitzer, Jed Anderson, Alexander Herrera, Kyle Ware, Amber Brooks, Harrison Little, Harrison Pollack; second row, Kyra Turlington, Kaitlyn Broyles, Lucy Brumfiel, Jessica Tita, Addison Cutshaw, John Angil, Sheyenne Turlington, Coach Gillette; third row, Brantley Nickless, Brooklyn Martinez, Ginger Kelly, Aiden Warren, James McLellan, Leighton Warren, Jordan Cummings; back row, Coach Tanner, Chris Stine, Tyler Gillette, Mason Townsend, Elias Brand and Henry Colwell. Not pictured: Coach Stine, Gabbi Brown, Shay Newman and Soffia Merrit. Nickless and Kelly, below left. Brumfiel and Pollack, below center. Tita, below right. FERNANDINA BEACH PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION ROUNDUP Visit www.fbfl.us. SPORTS/FITNESS RICA SUMMER SOCCER CAMP from 9 a.m. to noon Park. Ages 4-17. Nationallyrenowned training program with professional coaches. technical and tactical knowl edge of soccer, with emphasis on proper body mechanics. Each player should bring a soccer ball, shin guards and water bottle. Fees are $160 for the first family member, $150 second family mem ber. Register at the Atlantic Center. KETBALL LEAGUE. Register through June 1 at the MLK Jr. Center on Elm Street. Team registration fee of $350 is due roster limit per team. Teams shirts with numbers on backs. Ten-game season per team and tournament. Games on Mondays and Thursdays at Peck Gym. Season begins June 7. For information, con SOFTBALL LEAGUE. Late registration through today (team fee $275) at Peck Gym. Two-game $72 refundable forfeit fee due June 1. USA Softball rules. 6/4 male-tobats allowed, all bats must to be allowed for use. Eight games per team regular sea son and single elimination tournament. Season begins Softball Fields. Visit www. leaguelineup.com/fbflsoftball or contact Jason Brown at jbrown@fbfl.org or 310-3353. PICK-UP BASKETBALL at Peck Gym with instructor Jeff Weisfeld. Open to boys and girls ages 4-18. Summer session through June 27 on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. Fee is $2/student per day city residents, $5 non-city. Pay for eight-week session on May 9, and the fee is $15 city resi dents, $20 non-city. Call 3103354 or email jweisfeld@fbfl. org. BALL at Peck Gym 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Informal games on two courts. Teams selected each night. Ages 16 and up (ages 16 and sent form signed by parents and notarized before partici pating). Fees are $2/day city resident, $5 non-city. BALL at Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays 3-6 p.m. for school and club teams. Playcourts, 310-3353. Fee is $2/ day city resident, $5 non-city. SOCCER at Peck Gym Wednesdays 5:30-8 p.m. Informal team games. Ages 16 and up (ages 16 and 17 form signed by parents and notarized before participating). Fees are $2 city residents, $5 non-city residents. OPEN BASKETBALL at Peck Gym Mon-day and Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (court closes at 5:30 p.m. for adult leagues in winter and summer); Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by adults age 18 or older. Photo identification required. PICKLEBALL at the Central Park multipurpose court 3 p.m. Sunday, begin ner and social play; 5 p.m. Sunday, intermediate and 8 a.m. Tuesday, intermediate Tuesday, social play; 11 a.m. Tuesday, beginner play and lessons; 3 p.m Wednesday, open play; 10 a.m. Friday, social play; 11 a.m. Friday, beginner play and lessons. 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Our hearts overflow with pride and gratitude as we reflect on those that have served our great county, and beyond that, our great country our hometown veterans! As we approach Memorial Day, we want to take a moment to express our appreciation specifically for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their life in the line of duty. The sacrifices our veterans have made protecting our rights and freedoms serve as reminders to take our responsibilities seriously, including the right to vote. We proudly recognize those that have served our country through our Vote in Honor of a Veteran program. The goal of this program is to encourage voter participation among our entire voting population, and to educate our youth about the sacrifices our veterans made so that we may live in a democratic society. Please visit our website at www.VoteNassau.com and click on Vote in Honor of a Veteran to view the list of veteran biographies previously submitted to us. If you have a loved one that is a veteran, living or deceased, whose biography isnt listed, please take a moment to share their story with us through either the Online Biography Form, or the Deceased/ MIA Veteran Biography Form. One way that we honor Nassau County Veterans of War in our community is by the Memorial Roll. If you visit our Yulee office, you will see that we proudly display this roll at our entrance. Complimentary color prints of the Memorial Roll will be available to the public for a short time at all Nassau County branch libraries. We encourage everyone to take a moment in the midst of your Memorial Day celebrations to remember the true purpose behind this 3-day weekend. With deepest respect and appreciation, we offer a sincere thank you to the citizens of Nassau County that have lost loved ones in service. United States Army Malico Anderson, WWI James Byrd, WWII James Crosby, WWII Nicholas Cutinha, Vietnam Dempsey Davis, WWII Patrick Davis, WWI Arthur Davis, WWII Emanuel Drummond, Jr., Vietnam Richard Ellerbe, WWII Raymond Fox, WWII John Fulford, Vietnam Earl Harris, Sr., WWII Ollie Henderson, WWII Theodore Hernandez, WWI John Howard, WWII James Jackson, WWI John Jones, WWII Marion Klotz, WWII James Knight, Korea Colon Logan, WWII George Mills, WWII Keman Mitchell, Iraqi Freedom Kelly Mixon, Afghanistan Andrew Moddy, Vietnam John Moore, WWII Elmer Nagel, WWI Jack Nesom, WWII Henry Pippin, Vietnam William Pocher, Vietnam Kaylos Pompey, WWI Wilbur Popwell, WWII Michael Rice, Vietnam Charles Sema, WWI James Smith, WWII Hadley Snell, WWII Sampson Stephens, WWII Ellis Sweat, WWII John Tanner, WWI Buck Wallace, WWII John Whittemore, Korea Norwood Whittemore, WWII Michael Wildes, Vietnam United States Marine Corps John Blocker, Beirut James Miller, Vietnam David Taylor, Jr., Vietnam Vernon Yarber, Vietnam United Stats Navy Byron Brooks, Jr., WWII William Flynn, Vietnam James Hamilton, WWI Enoch Hood, WWII Calvin Johnson, Jr., WWII Henry Livingston, Jr., WWII Thomas McGill, Jr., WWII Medal of Honor RecipientThey gave their lives for freedom.Honor A Veteran With Your VoteVicki P. Cannon, Supervisor of Elections For copies, please call 904-491-7500 or visit www.votenassau.comNassau County Veterans of WarMEMORIAL ROLL Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4351 will host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Monument to Our Fallen at the west end of Centre Street in historic downtown Fernandina Beach on Monday, May 28. Centre Street will be blocked off Second to Front streets, with activities in parking lot A on the riverfront. Setup will begin at 10 a.m., and teardown will finish by 1 p.m. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. The program for the ceremony is as follows: Opening remarks Al Lorentson, VFW commander Present the flag Fernandina Beach Police Department Pledge of Allegiance Lorentson National anthem Ed Cook Invocation Gene Kendall, U.S. Navy rear admiral, retired Acknowledge special guests Lorentson Keynote speaker Pierre J. Muentnich, U.S. Army, retired Special music arrangement Cook Roll Call of Honor Daughters of the American Revolution Closing comments Lorentson Benediction Kendall Raise flag VFW Post 4351 Taps Doug Shankel, BIGSHOW Entertainment Laying of the wreath Nassau County Sheriffs Department Muentnich, the keynote speaker, was born the son of a government employee and a native Italian mother in St. Louis, Mo. He lived in many foreign countries and speaks fluent Italian. Muentnich attended North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Keenan Flagler, Cornell University (Johnson School) and Liberty University. He retired from the cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industry after holding senior management positions. He is a Vietnam veteran, having served in the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 1st Brigade Airborne Infantry from 1965 to 1966 and later was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. He later served in the Reserves with the 30th Infantry Brigade, assigned to the 1st Battalion/252nd Armor, from which he retired in December 1999. He holds numerous awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart. As a young man, he attained Eagle Scout with Troop 84 in Somerville, N.J. Muentnich is a life member of VFW Post 4351 and Vietnam Veterans of America Post 678. He is also a member of American Legion Post 54. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4351 would like to thank the following for their assistance with this years Memorial Day Ceremony: Dottie B Florist, the city of Fernandina Beach, Fernandina Beach Police Department, Nassau County Sheriffs Office, Digital Village, Daughters of the American Revolution, Ed Cook, and Doug Shankel of BIGSHOW Entertainment. Following the ceremony, the VFW will be having BBQ ribs, chicken and sides.rThe American Legion Post 54 will host a series of dinners open to the public over the weekend to commemorate Memorial Day. A meatloaf dinner will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. For a donation of $10, you receive meatloaf, mashed potatoes and a vegetable. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, a pancake breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage and watermelon will be available for a donation of $5. Beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, hamburgers and hot dogs are available for a donation of your choosing. All proceeds will go to helping veterans along with children and youth in our community. The American Legion is at 626 Gum St. in Fernandina Beach. All furnishings must be picked up or delivered by June 15th A ll floor samples sold AS-IS No hold orders. 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Returning from the war, he completed high school and earned degrees from Lawrence University and Columbia University, where he was a Baker Scholar. He taught and worked in school administration at Sidwell Friends, Washington, D.C., at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, at the Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Mo., at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Atwood and his wife served as presidents of the board for Amelia Island Museum of History. He combined his passion for golf with fundraising activities and helped create and promote two annual golf tournaments. Both the museum and the Marine Corps Leagues Toys for Tots (named for him) tournaments are now major fundraising events for the two organizations. He also participated in the Amelia Island Museums Veterans History Project, which is authorized by the United States Congress. His personal story of his war experiences landing on the beaches of Iwo Jima is available at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Atwood was recognized by Hands On Jacksonville, an organization that recognizes outstanding volunteers in the Jacksonville area with a Heart of Gold Award. His award, Service In Uniform, was for his many community volunteer activities. A fellowship at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School is named in his honor. One of Atwoods passions was poetry. He served as president of the North Carolina Poetry Society and the Georgia State Poetry Society. He has been a poet-in-residence for the North Carolina Arts Council. He authored two books of poetry, A Squadron of Roses and The Isle of You. His poems have appeared in publications including Leatherneck Magazine, The New York Times, Paris Review, International Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review and the News-Leader. Here is one of his poems from The Isle of You. On Saying Goodbye I never was one to say goodbye and so with you the day you Jarheads closed the door of death behind I heard doors slam on me a thousand miles away and overhead planes flew through airports where they never land and autumn struck me then like bullets from the Nambu gunned me down with light and winter nights drizzled in me that will never go away I never was one to say goodbyet Calvin Wayne Atwood EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINES rf ntbr Memorial Day Holiday tr n ntrr NL 6 col. Fri. 05.25.indd 10 5/24/18 3:37 PM

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rfntbfn bf tf rfntb br rfnt rb r bftf ffn n nbr rfntb n n nbbb r rb bb r fr br nrrf nbb n bbb bb rbnfb rbbtrn bb nrr nb nbbrn nf fn rnn nr b f rfnt rb r bftf n tttfftrThe Island Art Association manages the arts and crafts portion of the annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in conjunction with the festival committee. This year there were 382 arts and crafts vendors from over 600 applications. Vendors were accepted through a juried process. Judges are selected and financial awards given in numerous categories and best in show. Many report it is one of their favorite festivals and look forward to returning next year. The photos accompanying this article highlight the first place awards that were given out in nine categories during this years Shrimp Fest. The process of managing the arts section of the festival is year-round, not only for IAA, but for all components of the festival. Pipar West and Mark Bennett, IAA Shrimp Festival chairs, will begin their 2019 committee work in June. The festival is a financial lifeline for many of our community agencies. One example is the Boy Scouts, who earn needed operating funds by assisting IAA with parking. IAA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is exclusively philanthropic and educational. Its purpose is to develop and sustain an interest, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts in Nassau County, Florida. The organization has contributed to the community in many ways over the last 50 years. IAA hosts an annual high school art show with representation from all Nassau County high schools and also awards a scholarship. In addition to summer art camp, free childrens art is offered monthly. Financial gifts are donated to local middle and high schools to purchase art supplies, and funds and resources also are provided to Starting Point Behavioral Health and the Council on Aging. Volunteers cheerfully donate their time in the creation of exhibits and demonstrations, art critique and art chats. IAA participates in the monthly Artrageous Artwalk and hosts Nouveau Art, a bi-monthly themed show complete with judges and awards. Nouveau Art is open to submissions from the public, not just exhibiting members. For more information, visit the gallery or islandart.org. These are exciting times for the IAA. Expanded programs signal a new era of excellence for the visual arts in Nassau County. However, none of this would be possible without the support of our generous members. It is membership gifts that make possible for the IAA to provide a broad range of artistic, educational, and outreach programs that benefit our residents and visitors. We invite you to become a member today. Art patrons and sponsors are sought to enhance workshops and visiting artists, expand scholarships, add to our summer arts camp venue, and run operations of this volunteer organization. Join us to develop your artistic interests or to support the arts. We are open seven days a week in the heart of Fernandinas historic district at 18 N. Second St. There are several ways to support IAAs charitable mission. Yearly membership runs June 1-May 30. Gallery exhibiting members are brought in through a juried process. Supporting membership is $50, family is $85, and student is $10. Patron and sponsor levels of support are OKeefe, $100-$249; Rodin, $250-$499; Monet, $500-$749; Miro, $750-$999; Picasso, $1,000 and up. Your tax-deductible gift can be sent to Island Art Association, P.O. Box 1251, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. tf tf nf rff t tnb ftftr tftt trttr ft t t rrt trftrttf NL 6 col. Fri. 05.25.indd 13 5/24/18 10:07 AM

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located on the first floor of the Peck Community Center Building at 516 S. 10th St. in Fernandina Beach. The Picnic Basket will host a wine tasting fundrais Foundation on Thursday, May 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Total net sales for the day will be matched in full by a local foundation. The event will fea ture the award-winning wines from Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles, Calif. There will be a selection of appetizers. Special hosts will be Fernandina Beach residents John and Michelle Holbrook. The cost is $5 per person, which will be applied toward the purchase of RSVPs are appreciated; call 277-9779. The Picnic Basket is located at 503A Centre St. in Fernandina Beach. Interested in writing about starting with a short to learn the art of flash fic tion writing the short, short story from New York Times best-selling author John Dufresne, who will demystify the writing process, examin ing the qualities that make for vivid and compelling flash fiction at a workshop on June 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro. A registration fee of $65 includes a wine and cheese reception to follow. Call 6012118 for more information. about their sons have designed a workshop set for 3 p.m. June 3 at Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro that will provide fathers with the insight, information and tools they need in order to play a more engaged, support ive and influential role in the lives of their sons. Mastering the Father-Son Bond-Building Process will provide a frame work for constructive commu nication that can unify families and strengthen intergenera tional relationships. Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro is located at 1430 Park Ave. in Fernandina Beach. The workshop is free and open to the public. Call 601-2118 for more information. Interested in starting A 12-week evening beginner course at Community Yoga + Wellness will begin June 4. Classes will be 7-8:15 p.m. and cost $120. Learn the art and science of yoga. Beginners and those who need a refresher are encour aged to attend. Homework is included. Students with common back, neck, knee and shoulder conditions are welcome. Scholarships are available. Visit yoga-amelia. com/workshops for registra tion or email lisa@iynfl.com for questions. Come to Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro on Tuesday, June 5, at 4 p.m. to hear Wildlight devel there now and all that will be coming. This event is free and open to the public. Call 6012118 for more information. hold a Brown Bag Lunch at noon Wednesday, June 6. Special guest Chip Kirkpatrick will deliver a presentation entitled Metal Detecting: Finding Buried Treasure on Amelia Island. Kirkpatrick will recount the fascinating his tory of the first metal detector, which was made by Alexander Graham Bell in an attempt to save the life of President James Garfield. He will then discuss metal detecting and tell us about some of his most interesting finds, including a silver medallion found last January, which is believed to be of Scottish origin and may have a compelling connection to local history. Join us as we learn about metal detecting and the artifacts that provide a link between past and pres ent. Kirkpatrick and his wife, Grace, are lifelong residents of Northeast Florida. Retired after 32 years with Bellsouth/ AT&T, Kirkpatrick was an avid fisherman until a friend got him interested in metal detecting. He has sold his three boats and most of his fishing gear and now does dirt fishing. An avowed history buff, he despairs that so much of our history is rusting and rotting away, in the ground beneath our feet. He is dedicated to recovering as much as pos sible, restoring it and finding places for it in schools, muse ums and libraries. This pro gram is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come/ first-served. For more informa tion contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or gray@amelia museum.org. Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 S. 3rd St. in Fernadnina Beach. will be held at 6 p.m. June 7 at Caf Karibo. The 2018 One Book, One Community event will feature bestselling author Steve Berry, who will discuss his recent book, The Bishops Pawn. Professor Chris Twiggs will serve as the guest moderator for the program. One Book, One Community is a county wide program that encourages Nassau residents to read and discuss the same book. This program is in partnership with the Nassau County Public Library System and the Amelia Island Book Festival and is sponsored by the Fernandina Beach Friends of the Library. This is a plated, ticketed event that costs $25 per per son; reservations need to be completed by June 4 and should be made early. Seating is limited. Plate choices are chicken dinner or vegetable lasagna. A cash bar will be available. Checks should be made payable to the Fernandina Beach Friends of the Library. For more informa tion, visit nassaureads.com or call 530-6500. Worldwide Knit in Public from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Fernandina Beach Market. Anyone inter ested in knitting can learn about the craft as well as how to create world peace through knitting. Knitters are encour aged to bring a chair and their knitting. For more information, contact Barbara Cadwell at (715) 350-1967. on Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. Women interested in joining the club who reside in Nassau County (no matter how long they have lived there) are welcome to attend. For further infor mation, contact Coffees@ NewcomersAmelia.org. The Friends of the Episcopal Church to discuss Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. The program is free, and open to the public. Future meeting dates and books to be discussed are July 12, Crossing by Geraldine Brooks; Aug. 9, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward; Sept. 13, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi; Oct. 11, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy; Nov. 8, Being Mortal by Atul Gawande; Dec. 13, Daisy Miller by Henry James; Jan. 10, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles; Feb. 14, The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes. at 6 p.m. Friday, June 15, with special guest Dr. Michael Butler, who will present State, Local, and National Campaigns: The Civil Rights Movement in Florida. The idea that race relations in Florida did not experience the tumult that other Deep South states did during the civil rights movement domi nateS popular perception. This presentation examines the concept of Florida excep tionalism in relation to the black freedom struggle and places the Sunshine State into its proper regional and national perspective. Butler is an associate professor of history at Flagler College, where he has taught since August 2008. He received both his master and doctor ate degrees in history from the University of Mississippi, where he specialized in 20th century Southern history with an emphasis on the civil rights movement. Butler coauthored Victory After the Fall: The Memories of Civil Rights Activist H. K. Matthews and has published numerous essays. His latest manuscript is titled Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-2000. This program is free for museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or gray@ameliamuseum. org. Amelia Island Museum of History at 233 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. The Fernandina Beach A meet and greet will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Sandbar & Kitchen at Main Beach (no charge). Dinner and dancing will take place 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, person). A pre-reunion gettogether will be held June 9 on Amelia River Cruises. For questions or more informa tion, contact Johnny at 3217875, Brenda at 753-0235, or Kim at 415-3243, or visit the FBHS Class of 1978 page on Facebook. art classes are being held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Clay Times Art Center, located at 112 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. All materials are provided for you to create your own 12-by12-inch piece of art, which can be picked up the next day when it has cured to a glasslike finish. Cost is $45. To register, contact Julie Delfs at 518-322-7937. Four six-week adult beginning guitar classes are being offered by the Nassau County Adult Education Department beginning in June. Two classes will be held in the old middle school in Yulee at 850935 U.S. 17 in room 16-01 and will run on Tuesdays from June 12 to July 24 (no class July 3). The first class will run from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The second class will run from 6:45 to 8 p.m. The two other class es will be held in Fernandina Beach at the Nassau County School District administra tion building at 1201 Atlantic Ave. in the Team Center on Thursdays from June 14 to July 26 (no class July 5). The first class will run from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The second class will run from 6:45 to 8 p.m. The class limit is six. The cost for a class is $80 for instruction and materials. Call Michelle at 650823-1767 to register. meets from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the BuyGO store on South Eighth Street. Kings Bay RC Modelers established in 1989, is located Bluff Road and Oakwell Road in Kingsland, Georgia. We are a small Club with excellent facilities, consisting of friendly people passionate about our hobby. We welcome pilots of all levels. To learn more please visit bit.ly/2xDcFBd. Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Amelia Island Duplicate Bridge Club hosts the only sanctioned ACBL duplicate bridge games on the island. Monday, 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. For informa tion, contact fredstokes50@ gmail.com or (770) 616-7664. Thursday at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St. The public is invited to play in the meeting hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and early bird games begin at 6:05 p.m. Regular session, which consists of nine games for $20, begins at 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes, and proceeds are donated to help veterans and the community. You must be 18 to be in the hall during play. Call 261-7900. Lions Club bingo, every Thursday and Sunday, Yulee Lions Club Bingo Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m., warm-ups at 5:15 p.m. Early birds play at 5:45 p.m. with the regular program at 6:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 years old; minimum purchase $15. Information, 708-2591. Xanadu, The Musical will be on stage this weekend at Amelia Musical Playhouse. Featuring songs by Electric Light Orchestra among others and a cast of roller-skating Greek gods, this parody of 1980s roller disco is directed by Beth Perkins, choreographed by Susie Dodge, and features fabulous sets, a live rock and roll band, and a high-energy cast. The shows final performances will be tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 277-355 or visit ameliamusicalplayhouse.com. Xandu, The Musical will be on stage this weekend at Amelia Musical Playhouse. Featuring songs by Electric Light Orchestra among others and a cast of roller-skating Greek gods, this parody of 1980s roller disco is directed by Beth Perkins, choreo graphed by Susie Dodge, and features fabulous sets, a live rock and roll band, and a highperformances will be today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 277-355 or visit ameliamusicalplay house.com. The Phantom Tollbooth a play for young audiences and their families based on the classic novel by Norton Juster, at 7 p.m. today and Saturday as well as at 2 p.m. Saturday in Studio 209, located at 209 Cedar St. in Fernandina Beach. The show is recom mended for ages 5 and up; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and students. Call 261-6749 or visit ame liacommunitytheatre.org for tickets and information. will hold a series of dinners the weekend to celebrate A meatloaf dinner will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. For a donation of $10, you receive meatloaf, mashed potatoes and a vegetable. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, a pan cake breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage and water melon will be available for a donation of $5. Beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, hamburgers and hot dogs are available for a donation of your choosing. The American Legion is at 626 Gum St. in Fernandina Beach. DeMerle Jazz Trio with per formance 6 to 9 p.m. tonight and Saturday at Horizons Restaurant, 5472 First Coast Highway on Amelia Island. For reservations, call 321-2430. $15 music charge. Fernandina Beach will hold from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Learn the ancient art of belly dance with Margarita Dodd. You can register online at yoga-amelia. com/workshops. Cost is $25. Dance belts and study guide will be available for $16. Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro and will feature Jeff Black. Voted as one of the top 100 most important folk artists songs have earned Grammy recognition, radio chart-topping stats, and numerous BMI awards. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul-driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed. Tickets are $20 and available at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, located at 1430 Park Ave. in Fernandina Beach. Call 601-2118 for more information. May. The public is also invited to a demonstration in oils by Virginia artist Debby Bird on May 31 at 7 p.m. She will be painting from a live model. Her work will be available to view at the Gallery through the month of June. Her website is DebbyBirdart.com. The Gallery is located in the Omni Spa & Shops. www. artamelia.com, phone 904432-1750 r The Nassau County Day. The book drops will remain open for the conve nience of the public. offers Two for Tuesday with East Coast Swing at 7 p.m. followed by Foxtrot at 8 p.m. Tuesday classes are $10 per person or both for $15. Latin in Motion fitness class are at 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. A dance work shop is offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Wednesday and Thursday classes are $10 per person. There will be no Friday Night Dance Party in May. Ballroom On Amelia is at 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. Neither a partner nor a reservation is required. For information, call 624-0886 or visit ballroomonamelia.com or the Ballroom on Amelia Facebook page. Ms. Ernie Albert, director of the Peck Center Library, through second grade at a at the Peck Library every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. The first program on May 31 and renowned storyteller Ron Kurtz, who will regale the children with What the Ladybug Heard by author Julia Donaldson. Subsequent sto ries will include programs by Fernandina Beach firefighters with mascot Sparky, local chil Ms. Albert, Georgia Murray and the Fernandina Ocean Rescue crew. This Story & Activity hour program will run from May 31 through July 5. The Peck Center Library is r r frfrn tbtbr frnb rrr fr Wednesday, May 23 Solution Amelia Community Theatre will present the final performances of its produc tion of The Phantom Tollbooth a play for young audiences and their families based on the classic novel by Norton Juster, at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday as well as at 2 p.m. Saturday in Studio 209, located at 209 Cedar St. in Fernandina Beach. The show is recommended for ages 5 and up; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and students. Call 261-6749 or visit amelia communitytheatre.org for tickets and information. SUBMITTED SUBMITTED The Island Art Association will host its 24th annual Art Off The Wall show Saturday. This exhibit features studio work produced during the 2017-18 portraitpainting season. Meet the artists, led by Paul Massing, and the models at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the IAA Education Building, located at 18 N. Second St. For more information, contact the IAA Gallery at 261-7020 or islandart.org NL 6 col. Fri. 05.25.indd 14 5/24/18 10:46 AM

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Q: I heard a presentation about magnolias and they mentioned one called Ashes magnolia. I have never heard of it. What can you tell me about it? JKA: Dr. Gary Knox is Extension Specialist and Professor of Environmental Horticulture with the University of Florida at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy. He has done research into several varieties of magnolias and Ashes magnolia, Magnolia macrophylla Michx. var. ashei, is one of them. One of my former Master Gardeners gave me one about eight years ago. Last year was the first time it produced flowers and it was stunning. The flower is difficult to believe as it is nearly as large as a dinner plate. The flowers appear in the spring and are quite large, measuring 6-12 inches with purple coloring at the base of every petal. The shiny, green leaves have silvery-white hairs underneath, making the underside lighter than the top. Unlike the common magnolia, the leaves are not dark green with a waxy covering on the top. The edges of the leaves of the Ashe magnolia are wavy and they measure 15-30 inches long. The leaves and the flowers appear together in early spring. The Ashe tree commonly grows 15-20 feet tall. It is deciduous, meaning it drops its leaves in the fall or winter. The Ashe tree is a native American tree found in states from the panhandle of Florida through the New England area. While it is rare to find it this far east, my Ashe magnolia is growing quite well in my shady, treed back yard. Initially, I watered it regularly but now it only gets rainwater. It has few diseases or insect issues.Q: What type of grasshopper is this? KSA: The insect is a young nymph of the Easter lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera, which is commonly found throughout most of the Southeast. It is also named Romalea guttata. The Eastern lubber grasshopper is of specific economic importance to Florida because it feeds on citrus, vegetables and numerous ornamental plants such as crinum. When alarmed, lubbers will spread their wings, hiss and secrete foulsmelling froth from their respiratory pores. They can expel a fine spray of toxic chemicals as far as 5-6 inches, which can deter predators from eating them. Fully-grown males can grow to slightly over 2 inches long while females can grow to 3.5 inches long. Best management practices on this insect would be applying a growth regulator when the insect is still in the young, dark-colored stage under an inch in size. The insect growth regulator does not allow it to molt from one early stage to maturity and it will therefore not be able to produce offspring. Once it becomes too large, the chemical has no effect. Broad-spectrum chemicals can work but they also will destroy the native pollinators that are critical for fruit production. For more thorough information, see this University of Florida publication: http://bit.ly/2IBMC4e.Q: What is growing on the bottom of my grape leaves? MMA: This is so pretty. The first time I saw this tube gall was in graduate school. The galls are formed by small insects called midges. The galls look like tiny, red peppers hanging from the bottom of the grape leaf. Tube galls are caused by a midge, Cecidomyia viticola, which form on leaves after the insect deposits its eggs into the leaf tissue. The galls are cone-shaped and can be red or green. They are small and generally no larger than one-quarter of an inch long. The egg develops into a larva that will exit the gall, fall from the leaf to the ground and burrow into the soil. Once in the soil, the larvae will pupate, then develop into an adult and start the process all over again. Like most galls, grape gall midges seldom cause any real problems and generally do not reduce the number of grapes produced. Therefore, we do not recommend using chemicals, especially because of the risk of killing native pollinators and honey bees. Pruning galls is the best management practice especially before you see any exit holes in the gall. Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS County Extension Director for Nassau County and Nassau County Horticulture Agent III, is a University of Florida faculty member. Mail questions to Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County Extension, 543350 US 1, Callahan, FL 32011. Visit http://nassau.ifas. ufl.edu. Fried Shrimp: Buttermilk battered jumbos.Coastal Platter: Crab cake, shrimp & fried sh.Tuna Steaks: Grilled marinated Yellow-n Tuna.Catsh: Grilled or fried boneless catsh llets.Salmon: A grilled half pound boneless llet.Fried Fish Fillets: Hand battered Atlantic cod.Tonys Plate: N.Y. 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All of our seafood and regular entrees come with a choice of two veggies and your selection homemade breads and rolls. 2017 Elegant Island Living Magazines Best Crab Cakes2017 News-Leader BEST of the BestFlorida Times Unions 2017 BOLD CITY BEST CRA B CAKES On Amelia Island at the base of the A1A bridge From 11:00 am daily Weekend breakfast from 8:00 AM960030 Gateway Blvd. 904-277-3700 www.barbarajeans.com Also recognized by USA Today as one of Jacksonvilles 10 Best Homestyle Restaurants for 2016Barbara Jeans was selected for Five Winners in the Elegant Island Living Magazines Best of 2017 Crab Cakes, Bread & Rolls, Soup, Vegetable Plate Selection and Southern CookingBarbara Jeans w on2017in the Best All Around Restaurant category!Florida Times Unions WINNER 2017 BOLD CITY BEST CRA B CAKES Best Best of the Dining Out Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Dining Out at your favorite local spots CALL 261-3696 TO FIND OUT HOW YOUR RESTAURANT CAN BECOME A PART OF OUR WEEKLY DINING OUT FEATURE PAGE.As the Nassau County School Districts student population continues to grow, the need for classroom teachers and other instructional personnel such as guidance counselors, media specialists, speech/language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, and psychologists also increases. Each year it is becoming increasingly challenging to recruit qualified educators to fill vacant positions. To address this issue, the Nassau County School District developed an action plan this year that places a strong emphasis on recruitment, according to a news release. The recruitment efforts include attendance at 14 recruitment events throughout the country, in addition to hosting Nassau Countys first-ever Teacher Recruitment Fair, held recently at Wildlight Elementary School. Every school in the district was represented and had a table display with information about its learning community along with representation from school leadership and faculty. Also in attendance were staff from the Adult, Career and Technical Education, Exceptional Student Education and Transportation departments. Over 115 individuals attended the event, some from as far away as California, Utah, Michigan, and Washington while many came from as close by as Jacksonville, Orlando, and Miami, according to the release. Participants shared their resumes and experiences with school leaders and were able to receive an interview on-site. The majority of school administrators interviewed potential new hires. Nine teachers across the country have been selected to participate in a pilot program for KUBO, a new screenless coding solution for K-2 students, and among them is Jennifer Bozeman, a media specialist at Wildlight Elementary School in Yulee, according to a news release. Pitsco Education, the sole distributor for KUBO in the U.S., selected the nine pilot sites from among hundreds of applicants looking to introduce coding to their students. Only one other Florida teacher based in Orlando was selected for the pilot program. We were pleasantly surprised at the overwhelming interest in KUBO based on the number of applicants for the pilot program, said Pitsco Education Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Stephan Turnipseed in the release. That speaks to the growing appetite for coding and robotics not just at the high school and middle levels but also down into elementary and even early elementary. A screen-free coding solution for emergent readers, KUBO Robotics is an engaging, puzzlelike way for K-2 students to experience coding for the first time, according to the release. Each teacher will receive a free fourpack of the KUBO coding solution. As part of the pilot program, selected teachers will provide feedback to Pitsco Education developers and marketers about their overall experience with the product, content on the KUBO Education online portal, student engagement and reaction, and ideas for new resources or tweaks to the product. Age-appropriate in design and function, KUBO does not require a computer or other technology. In as few as five minutes, students and teachers can set up an activity mat and assemble the TagTiles to carry out specific movements, and then the twowheeled robot is on its way. The robot automatically records the program as it rolls over the tiles and then, when triggered, carries out the stored code on an activity mat, the release states. KUBO curriculum, the Coding License, introduces students to the four Cs of 21st-century learning communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration as well as computational thinking, the release explains. The KUBO Coding Single Set includes a USB charging cable, while the KUBO Coding 4-Pack comes with a multicharger box that can charge up to five robots in just two hours for four hours of use. Further details about KUBO Robotics as well as resources such as teacher guides and lists of science, technology, engineering, and math concepts that can be explored and learned are available at pitsco.com/KUBO.rfff nttb r SUBMITTED PHOTOSEach school in the district, including Hilliard Elementary, left, had its own informational booth at the fair. Right, Nassau County School District Superintendent Dr. Kathy Burns and Yulee Middle School Principal Amanda Cooper pose with the YMS Hornets mascot. rfnt bn n FILE PHOTOPitsco Education has chosen Jennifer Boseman, a media specialist at Wildlight Elementary School, to participate in a pilot of its new screenless coding solution for K-2 students. PHOTOS BY REBECCA JORDI/SPECIALLeft, the Ashe magnolia tree produces flowers that measure 6-12 inches with purple coloring at the base of every petal. When alarmed, the Easter lubber grasshopper, center, will spread its wings, hiss and secrete a foul-smelling froth of toxic chemicals that it can spray as far as 5-6 inches. Tube galls on the underside of grape leaves, right, generally do not reduce the number of grapes produced. NL 6 col. Fri. 05.25.indd 15 5/24/18 10:22 AM

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r Worship this wee kat the place of your choice... Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL 3209785971 Harts Rd. 9042255128 Y BC ULEE Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome! HURCH rf rfntbrfntb nbt nn 904-261-4293 www.stpeterparish.org 7:30AM Rite 1 Service 8:15AM Breakfast 9:00AM Rite 2 Service 10:10AM Fellowship 11:00AM Rite 2 6:00PM 2nd Sunday Beach ServiceMain Beach 4th Sunday Celtic ServiceWelcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &AtlanticSt. Peters Episcopal Church B LACKROCK B APTISTCHURCH96362 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 Awana Wednesday 6:45 pm 8:15 pm Nursery Provided blackrockbaptist.org 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Nursery/Childrens church provided Located near Yulee Winn-Dixie 96038 Lofton Square Court 904-491-0363 www.gracenassau.com F o c u s e d o n J e s u s C h r i s t F a i t h f u l t o G o d s W o r d O v e r f l o w i n g w i t h G o d s l o v e r fntbnnb b t bbbbnn bbnn bnn bbb brnn b 904 491 6082 HolyTrinityAnglican.org 8:00 AM Holy Communion ( aid) 9:15 AM Sunday Bible College 10:30 AM Holy Communion ( ung) The Church with the RED DOORS In Amelia Park by the YMCA 1830 Lake Park Drive Anglican Province of America TRINIT Y CHURCH HOL Y FIVE POINTS BAPTISTMORE THAN A CHURCH, WERE FAMILYCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. FRANK CAMAROTTI, Pastor Sunday School ........................................ 10:00am Worship Service ..................................... 11:00am Evening Worship ......................................5:00pm Young Adult Bible Study ........................... 7:00pm Wednesday Encounter Youth Group .......... 7:00pm Children in Action .................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Prayer Service ........................ 7:00pm736 Bonnieview Road 904-261-4615 Nursery provided WorshipInJoy.comFind us on Facebook: Five Points Baptist Encounter Youth Sunday Service at 10am American Beach Community Center 1600 Julia Street UnityIsleofLight www. u nity i sleof l ight.comAll are welcome. Positive Path for Spiritual Living Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. ( 904 ) 277-4414 www.ameliachapel.com Amelia Plantation Chapel 36 Bowman Road Pastor Ted Schroder You Are Welcome Here! rfntb rf ftbrrb trrt rrffbt nrnrbrrfnttbbrrnrf Teaching and Living a Changed Life in Jesus Christ LEGACY BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School all ages 9:30am Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Nursery and childrens church provided Wednesday Night Meal at 5:15pm, Bible study all ages 5:45pm, Prayer service 7:00pm Nursery provided.941328 Old Nassauville Road in Volunteer Fire Dept. Building 904-753-0731 Sunday School all ages 9:30am Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Nursery provided Wednesday Night Service 6pm Nursery provided 941328 Old Nassauville Road in Volunteer Fire Dept. Building 904-753-0731 Pastor Bill Yeldell rf rfntbrfntb nbt nn Weekend Masses:Sat Mass 4 p.m. (7:00pm Spanish) Sun Mass 8 a.m. (9:30am Family) Rev. Rafal Mazurowskiwww.stfrancisyulee.org 86000 St. Francis WayIntersection of SR200 & Gene Lasserre Blvd. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission Church ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Catholic Mission Advertise Your Church Here!To advertise in the Church Directory; Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 Advertise Your Church Here!To advertise in the Church Directory; Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 The New Zion Baptist Church has been celebrating its 148th anniversary this week and will close out the observance with the following: Sunday, May 27 Sunday School from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Morning Worship: Pastor Jeremiah Robinson Sr. will deliver the message. Sunday, May 27, 4 p.m. Close-out service. Pastor K. C. Davis from First African MB Church in Kingsland, Ga. will bring the Message.rfDont miss this Tuesday, May 29, as we explore and digest the profound words penned by the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians in Chapter 4. Dont miss this opportunity to worship, study and fellowship with other believers every Tuesday at noon. The Salvation Army Hope House is located at 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach.ntbYulee Baptist Church will hold a Memorial Day picnic at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 27.frrThe regular multi-faith inspirational afternoon is on the second Sunday of each month. The next one will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Springer Controls, located at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. This will be an open, discussion/conference-style meeting. Bring your own ideas, thoughts, writings, book, etc. All are welcome for a casual couple of hours, hospitality, friends and fellowship. The current Bah month is Grandeur. The month of Light begins June 5. For more information, call 566-5437 or 432-8845.ttThe change in season is causing an increase in the number of requests we at The Salvation Army Hope House are receiving for towels and blankets. If you have any you can spare, we know someone who needs them. We also need non-perishable food. Highest on the list is jelly, jelly and jelly! Also, we need canned meat and fruit, both condensed and ready-to-eat soups, boxed helper meals, stuffing and instant potatoes, toilet paper, and plastic grocery bags. Donations can be brought to The Salvation Army Hope House, 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach.nrffrfPrince of Peace Lutheran Church is the only Lutheran church in Nassau County and offers two worship services on Sunday mornings. The 9 a.m. service is a traditional liturgical service, while the 10:45 a.m. service is a more casual service. If you are coming from or going to the beach and have shorts, a T-shirt and flip-flops on, you are welcome. All children present are invited to join in the sending song by picking out a percussion instrument to add to the joy of our worship time together. On the fifth Sunday of each month there is one combined service at 10 a.m., following by a fellowship meal and community service project. Children are welcome and encouraged to be present at either worship service; however, a nursery area is available for children five years old and younger. Holy Communion is offered at all worship services, open to all baptized believers in Jesus Christ. Lutheranism is Biblebased and utilizes the Common Lectionary of scripture readings. Prince of Peace is located at 2600 Atlantic Ave., next to the Atlantic Recreational Center and across from the entrance to Fort Clinch State Park. To learn more, visit poplcweb.org.tttrAmelia Baptist Church hosts the Bible Study for College Age group at 7 p.m. each Sunday. For information and directions, call Adam Page at 261-9527.ftttThe Bahs of Nassau County hold prayers and meditations for peace, amity, concord and harmony every Saturday morning from dawn to sunrise on the beach at Seaside Park (east end of Sadler Road). For more information, call 556-5437.tnttrFranklintown United Methodist Church will serve a meal at 4 p.m. and host a Bible study at 5 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month in its Gabriel Means Fellowship Hall. The dinners and Bible studies will be open to the public. The church is located at 1415 Lewis St. in Fernandina Beach. For more information, call 277-2726 or 261-5354 or email franklintownumc@att.net. Submit event announcements/briefs to: Calendar Listing c/o News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; editor2@ fbnewsleader.com; or 261-3696. The Council of Catholic Women presented Barnabas with a donation of $1,751.97 earlier this month at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Callahan, according to a news release. The donation was acquired through Hugs for the Homeless, a fundraiser event that raises money to support charitable organizations across the state of Florida. The seven Diocese in Florida participate in the Hugs for the Homeless fundraiser. All of the money that is raised gets distributed equally between all Diocese in which each one divides the funds to the deaneries within said Diocese, the release states. Past Barnabas board member Pat Zeorlin accepted the donation on behalf of Barnabas from representatives of the Council of Catholic Women. Barnabas Center is Nassau Countys only comprehensive service organization that addresses critical issues of hunger, homeless prevention and access to affordable health care for individuals and families. For more information about Barnabas programs, please visit www. BarnabasNassau.org.God reveals himself two ways: through the Bible, which, because its the inerrant and infallible word of God, provides special revelation, and through creation, which, because its wonders are evident to all, bestows general revelation. During last weeks Wild Amelia Nature Festival, there was ample evidence of how richly God speaks through general revelation. There were experts at the festival who could explain the marvels of turtles, trees, and salt marshes. They could talk about the birds and what they eat and how they eat it and why we should we care. They reminded us how, The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork (Psalm 19:1). And they showed us that its not just the heavens. Plainly, Gods invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made (Romans 1:20). The tangible things of this world make eternal things visible. The flowers, trees, and birds along with beans, corn, and brussels sprouts, communicate something specific and something glorious about their creator. C.S. Lewis once wrote that every pleasure has the capacity to be a tiny theophany (a revelation from God). Before him, Jonathan Edwards said that the whole universe is filled with the images of divine things. Amelia Island, then with our beach, marshes, rivers, and wildlife overflows with communication from God, and it reveals his character. We discover his attributes in soaring seagulls and hatching turtles. We experience Gods goodness with the taste of a favorite food, a sip or gulp of a good drink, or by tossing a ball to a playful dog. God created simple things so we could know him better, and its by careful design that the sight of a blue heron and the taste of wild-caught shrimp both reveal his goodness. And that with them, he beckons us to come closer to know him, love him, and enjoy him more because hes not only the creator of the sun, moon, and stars but of local shrimp, iced tea, and golden retrievers. Everyday things brim with meaning. In Proverbs 23:13-14, for example, we read, My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off. Why did God make honey? One reason is so to illustrate the nature of wisdom. Honey is sweet, it tastes wonderful, and it just so happens that God want us to taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8). Joe Rigney, a writer and assistant professor at Bethlehem College, suggests that our souls, much like our tongues, have taste buds. One set of buds, he imagines, is connected to the other. So, when we taste honey, strawberries, or fresh-picked oranges, we should also hear something, Rigney says. Because theyre so good they declare the glory of God. When we savor the flavor, we can say God is like this. Hes much more, of course, but in this delightful way, hes like this orange, or hes like honey, or like cold iced tea after playing pickleball. Ordinary things bring us joy, because they give us a glimpse of Gods character. Lets go back to Psalm 19. How, exactly, do the heavens declare the glory of God? Is it because the heavens are infinitely vast? Yes. Is it because the stars are indescribably beautiful? Certainly. But skip down to verses four and five. David tells us that in the heavens God has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. For David, the heavens declare the glory of God because the sun reminds him of his wedding, and as one thought prompts another, hes reminded of a strongman (warrior) racing gloriously into battle. For David, the sun is like a groom and a groom is like a mighty man; and its in these overlapping images that the heavens declare Gods glory. Created reality, Rigney says, is a web of images, pictures, patterns, analogies, and metaphors. Like David, we see one thing in relation to another, and thereby see them both more clearly. Each day, Rigney continues, God draws us deeper into his web of creation. He appeals to our eyes, ears, noses even taste buds with the single purpose of revealing his glory. Richard Doster lives in Fernandina Beach with his wife Sally. Hes the editor of byFaith, the magazine of the Presbyterian Church in America, and attends Grace Community Church in Yulee. Reach him at ddoster@icloud.com.rfrnn rtbbtrt Past Barnabas board member Pat Zeorlin, center, accepts a donation from Lynn Freel, incoming president of the North Jacksonville Deanery (Diocese of St. Augustine), and Donna Haddaway, outgoing president of the North Jacksonville Deanery. The funds were raised through the Hugs for Homeless program.SUBMITTEDrfnt bbf NL 6 col. Fri. 05.25.indd 16 5/24/18 10:24 AM

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