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rfnntbn rffnnftbfffnfn f rrfrn rtrb f b f rrf rrfrn trbrrrrnnrf rnThe Nassau County Commission enacted a new animal tethering ordinance Monday that doesnt address dogs that are transported in the back of vehicles. Animal activist David Fashingbauer asked the Nassau Board of County Commissioners Monday to consider adding language that would stop the practice. I would ask that you move forward with the attended tethering only ordinance and also consider using language that would require dogs be properly restrained when transported in the back of pickup trucks, Fashingbauer said. In May 2017, county commissioners approved imposing a 12-hour limit on tethering dogs. Nassau County Attorney Mike Mullin said that enforcing the safety of dogs in the back of pickups would be an issue for the Nassau County Sheriffs Office. Nassau County Commissioner Steve Kelley asked if enforcement of the ordinance would require the need for additional animal control officers. County Manager Shanea Jones said the way the ordinance was drafted, it shouldnt. Commissioner Justin Taylor said that the county took baby steps to bring the ordinance to fruition. He said he would like to see Fashingbauers suggestion about language modification completed. Commissioner George Spicer was absent. During the public hearing, Christine TETHERING Continued on 4AWhen Hurricane Irma struck Nassau County 10 months ago, many of those who did not evacuate took advantage of emergency shelters set up in schools across the county. Those shelters were staffed by school personnel, who provided hot meals in addition to a place to weather the storm. However, the Nassau County School District has not been reimbursed for the costs associated with providing those services. In the past, the School Board applied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which reimbursed the district for those costs. However, that agency has changed the way it will reimburse the district for those costs. FEMA now requests that the local government in this case the Board of County Commissioners reimburse the district for shelter costs and then in turn apply to FEMA for reimbursement. Costs to the district related to Hurricane Matthew in 2016 were $121,000, of which $63,000 was reimbursed by FEMA, and the cost of providing services for the district during Hurricane Irma was $200,000, none of which has yet been reimbursed, accord-JULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADERThe Nassau County Board of County Commissioners and the Nassau County School Board met in a joint session to discuss how best to help the Nassau County School District recoup the cost of providing emergency shelters. Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Burns said an agreement needs to be put in place as soon as possible since this years hurricane season has already begun. COSTS Continued on 5ADemocrats are fed up. They are fed up with what they believe is a lack of leadership from the current Republican representatives in Tallahassee and in Washington. And, although Democrats make up a bit over 21 percent of the registered voters in the county, Democrats are running for offices long-held by the GOP, hoping to become part of what has been called a blue wave, an effort by the Democratic Party to turn the tide of Republicans in public office. At an event hosted June 9 by the Nassau County Democratic Party at the Amelia Island Museum of History, three challengers to Republican incumbents sat down with the News-Leader and told similar tales of frustration and hope.Billee Bussard is a former journalist and business owner from Jacksonville. She calls herself a reluctant candidate who mustered the courage to run following the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., responding to the pitiful response of what I call the Tallahassee lapdogs of special interests to the Parkland massacre, Bussard told the News-Leader. I was (Duval County) campaign committee chair and we managed to find a candidate for every office in Duval County, except for Aaron Bean, Bussard said. So Bussard made the decision to run for Beans District 4 Senate seat herself. Bean has experience on his side. He has held the seat since 2012 and ran unopposed in 2014. Before his stint in the Senate, Bean served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives. A Fernandina Beach native, he also was elected to the Fernandina Beach City Commission and served as mayor. Bussard is not intimidated. I think he should be intimidated by what may come out and what I may inform people about whats really been going on, Bussard said. He has deep roots here in the community, but he also has, unfortunately, deep roots in the network of special interests that have been running this state for several decades. Its my patriotic duty to get out there and stick my neck out. Whatever happens, happens. Bussard wants to upset the apple cart in Tallahassee. As a journalist, she has written about everything from a visit by the Beatles to Jacksonville in 1964 to an expose of a network of state legislators connections to special interest groups and private educational institutions. Bussard said her experience as someone who researches before she writes has enabled her to bring to light issues that have made a difference in Florida. I have chosen my fights, and I do a lot of homework on the things I take on, she said. Among the things Ive done in recent years was to question the city of Jacksonvilles panel of 15 people looking at turning the public schools over to the mayor. I found that the panel was skewed with people who were essentially supporting charter schools, private schools, or were involved in some way with forprofit entities. It was an article that I did in Folio pointing this out that, I think, really influenced the decision of the City Council not to accept any recommendation to turn the schools over to the mayor. Ive done little things like that, but theyve been important.Images of young people taking a stand against gun violence also inspired a long-time Fernandina resident to try to upset the status quo by running for the Florida House of Representatives District 11 seat currently held by Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach. A man with a young face and a memorable name, Nathcelly Rohrbaugh, said he began writing political essays at a young age, but only recently under his own name. Since my name is Natchelly Rohrbaugh, and Im Mexican-American, I was a little afraid that putting my ideas out there might bring negative attention to my family, Rohrbaugh said. I didnt want anything bad to happen to me or my children, so I wrote under a pen name for a while. The shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were a call to action to him as well. Rohrbaugh said he believes the current leadership in Tallahassee did not answer hard questions about guns. I listened to Rick Scott and (Florida Attorney General) Pam Bondi speak from Parkland about the tragedy and (they) never once talked about guns or the need to make sure guns are not in the hands of people who are going to be using them for massive crimes like this, he said. I wrote an essay from a very upset place, and woke up the next day and started editing it, and there was a 16-yearold girl on TV saying that she didnt know if the gunfire she was hearing was part of a drill or if it was actually a school shooting. That was actually the first that Id heard that were doing drills at the schools where they simulate active fire. I got so upset at that. Watching all the kids stand up and go out there and say that we need to do something made me feel like a coward for writing behind a pen name. So, I said, alright, Ive got to do more than just sit here at my house and write. So, I reached out to the local Democratic party. I said, How do you run for office? When Rohrbaugh learned that Byrd, who has been given an A+ rating by the National Rifle Association, was initially running unopposed, I said, if not me, then who? Im not intimidated, Rohrbaugh said. He is an American just like I am. Hes a Floridian just like I am. He has his ideas and I have my ideas. Its just going to come down to trying to convince people that I am going to be the person thats going to work harder for them. That I am going to be willing to come up with solutions that work for everyone. Rohrbaugh said the states economy needs to be more progressive. I want to engage with both Republicans and Democrats and Independents, and all the population that exists in third parties, to start having a real conversation about how we can make our economy work for everybody, Rohrbaugh said. How we can not leave people behind as the world is transforming so fundamentally. In my lifetime, I saw the internet be born and computers get stronger. Now we have phones in our pockets that are stronger than anything that existed when I graduated high school. The pace of technological development isnt going to stop. We have artificial intelligence thats going to be taking jobs. Were still kind of living in a mid-20th-century mindset. We need to have serious conversations about how were going to change with the times. Rohrbaugh said he would work at building an economy that works for everyone by making local investment possible. I dont like the fact that so many rural areas are getting left behind because of the fact that there arent enough people there, he said. Bryceville, Callahan, Hilliard theyre all full of Americans that want jobs, that want a better life for themselves and their kids. But, we need to make sure that, when their kids graduate from high school there, that they can afford to stay in their communities. People are being priced out of the island and being priced out of Yulee because of there being not enough affordable housing. But, they see fit to start a family there, and to improve their own economy. Billionaires from New York and Los Angeles are not going to come and invest in Nassau County. We need to make sure there is capital here so that people can invest in themselves and invest in their communities. Addressing the economy, Rohrbaugh said, requires looking at environmental issues. I feel like the environment and the economy are really intertwined in Florida, he said. Our beaches bring people from around the world. Tourism drives our economy. If we dont take care of our environment, people arent going to want to come here. He explained that climate change is affecting the environment and, in turn, the economy. At this point it shouldnt be debatable that our climate rfntbrfbtrfb nrtrnbtnnb Bussard RohrbaughDEMOCRATS Continued on 10ArnNassau County residents spoke in favor of public beaches Monday night. The Nassau Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing for an ordinance recognizing the customary right of members of the public to utilize the dry sand beaches of the county, according to the measure. The preliminary draft ordinance is still in progress and must be finalized before House Bill 631 takes effect July 1. A second public hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Mac Morriss and Lowell Hall, both of Citizens for the Preservation of Public Beaches and Shores, est. 1973, received 3,728 notarized affidavits by Monday afternoon and submitted them to county officials. Notaries have donated their time to assist the drive since early June. The goal is to collect 10,000 affidavits to show that citizens access the beaches regularly. The deadline for submission is June 21. Were looking out for our west side people too, because we want to protect their river access, Morriss told the Record Monday. The beach on Amelia Island belongs to everyone in Nassau County and thats what theyre trying to do with HB 631 is privatize the beach. Morriss said that the group is getting the word out about HB 631 so that citizens can become aware of the legislation. For the first time ever they have to prove that they use their own beach, Morriss said. According to HB 631, a governmental entity may not adopt or keep in effect an ordinance or rule that finds, determines, relies on or is based upon customary use of any portion of a beach above the mean water line. Thats where the sand becomes wet from the oceans high tide. Director of Planning and Economic Director Taco Pope presented information from a 1989 survey of the South Amelia Island Nassau County Erosion Control Line. Nassau County Attorney Mike Mullin said that HB 631 does not reference the erosion control line and that Florida State Statute Chapter 161 established a new demarcation line. The importance of the erosion control line is for beach renourishment that is the new demarcation line between public and private property, he said. The mean water line is typically the BEACHES Continued on 3A KATHIE COLGROVE/COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Lowell Hall speaks Monday about the publics right to access the beach. NL 6 col. Fri. 06.15 .indd 1 6/14/18 4:24 PM


rThere will be a 50th reunion of graduates of Peck High School today through Sunday. A meet and greet will be held 12-5 p.m. Friday at the Elm Street Recreation Center; a seafood feast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elm Street Recreation Center; and a gala 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Peck auditorium. Graduates can also attend a service at 11 a.m. Sunday at New Zion Baptist Church. For more information contact Evelyn Mosley at 305-934-8819.frrnrrrThe Westside Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mickler Street county building in Callahan. The guest speakers will be Nassau County School Board candidates Donna Martin and Jonathan Petree. Dinner and a brief busi ness meeting will follow their presentations. Open to the public.tbrnrThe Nassau County Council on Aging will hold the of its ongoing Caregivers Support Group series meetings 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at its 1367 S. 18th St. in Fernandina Beach (across from Baptist Medical Center Nassau). This will be a full support ses sion (no guest speaker). It is free and open to meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 261-0701, ext. 113. rA spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Jeffrey Rowland will be held 6-8 p.m. June 21 at Ms. out-of-pocket costs. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. To by tickets in advance, call Jono Reid at 556-6767.rbSt. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission at 86000 St. Francis Way in Yulee will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 24. All donors will receive a free OneBlood T-shirt and a wellness checkup that includes blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screenings. Sign up online at and use sponsor code 34851. Walk-ins are always welcome.rtnThe Nassau County Chamber of 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, will feature Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Gil Langley as the guest speaker. He will discuss how tourism affects Nassau County, where tourists come from and why they decide to visit Amelia Island. The event is $20 for members and $40 for prospec tive members. Advanced registration and prepayment are preferred. For information visit or call 261-3248. bCan you help people adapt to a hearingimpaired world? Nassau County Volunteer Center is looking for a hearing loss support schedule meetings and speakers, update social media, and participate in traditional marketing work, facilitation, hearing or audiology back ground. If you fit the bill, go to volunteernassau. org and volunteer.rThe UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Service is offering weekly individual consulta tions at the Barnabas Center, located at 1303 Jasmine St. in Fernandina Beach, for Medicare beneficiaries. If you will be new to Medicare, drug costs, Medicare monthly premium, deduct ibles and copays, call Meg McAlpine at 5306359 to schedule your private appointment. Appointments are being scheduled on Fridays, beginning today and continuing through June 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. rrr holding its 15th annual fundraiser for the local Community Hospice. This year, the company will hold a silent auction that will include items and services donated by local hotels, golf courses, restaurants, the Jacksonville Jaguars, tinue through June 30. Items may be viewed at and at the salon, located at 103 Centre St. Donations are also welcome. Checks should be made payable to Community Hospice and Palliative Care and can be mailed were recognized in 2017 with the National Philanthropy Award for Small Business.rrnrA diabetes support group for those with Type 1 or 2 diabetes meets every Thursday at 11 a.m. on the second floor of the MCCI build ing located at 449621 U.S. 301 in Callahan. Varying topics are presented with informal sup port and discussion. A registered dietitian and a mental health counselor will facilitate some ses sions. Today, participants will prepare a healthy meal to take home and cook. For more informa tion and to register, contact Melanie Hadden at 507-2692.There is no cost to attend.rrrA free support group for survivors of sexual assault meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Family Support Services in Yulee. For more information, con tact Lori Armstrong at 716-5390 or larmstrong@ Visit or call 904399-8535.rnrnHealing Hearts is a local support group for those who have lost a spouse. The group meets twice a month on the second Monday at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at the Marina Restaurant and again on the fourth Monday at 6 p.m. for dinner at the Marina Restaurant. For more infor mation, contact Mary Mercer at 415-1881 or Joni Reid at 556-6767.The Nassau Volunteer Center has a new service for volunteers. Go to volunteernas and click on Volunteer or Get Connected. This simple to use free tool allows you to tell agencies what skills and interests you have while allowing the agencies to find suitable volunteers. This one stop registers you for dozens of agencies in Nassau County. For information, call 261-2771.rrrrDo you ever have the need to visit the Nassau County School District administra tion office located at 1201 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach? Do you find yourself driv ing 20 plus miles to get there? Is it a trip that takes you more than an hour these days? The Nassau County School District now has two satellite offices. The westside location is at 45021 Third Ave. in Callahan and the Yulee location is at 86207 Felmore Road in Yulee. The offices will provide a place for parent meet ings, employee meetings, staff meetings, and schedule a meeting,call 491-9900.nfrA documentary film maker has put out a call for Vietnam-era POWs. Thuy Diem, whose father was in the South Vietnamese Army, is producing The Unforgotten. Her father was captured and escaped during the war before finally coming to the United States. Veterans who would like to share their wartime POW experience can contact Diem at aspotbellypig@ W. Belson Associates holds basic with defensive tactics courses, concealed-weapon tactics courses. For information and more class dates, contact Gary Belson at 491-8358 or 4762037, or, or visit www. Second Chance Resale Store and its sister clothing store, NHS Second Chance Closet, are looking to grow their team of vol unteers in all areas. If you have a few hours a week to spare and enjoy meeting and working with other animal lovers in a fun atmosphere, pick up a volunteer application at Second Chance, located in the Eight Flags Shopping Center on South 14th Street or go online to and click on Volunteer. For information, call 321-0022.Amelia Residents in Action for the Symphony sponsors a program each January and February that visits all fourth grade classes in Nassau County with 40 orchestral instru students with how to properly hold and play each instrument. To be able to reach all Nassau County students, ARIAS needs volunteer zoo teer, contact Susan Kosciulek at 548-0227 or Barbara Zacheis at 321-5639.brnrOvereaters Anonymous meets in the parlor Ave., Fernandina Beach, at 1 p.m. Thursdays. There is also a meeting at the Alachua Club, 32 N. Third St. at 6 p.m. Mondays. For more infor mation, contact Lorrie at 343-4771.rrThe TOPS weight loss group meets at 3:45 p.m. Thursdays in the county building at 86026 Pages Dairy Road in Yulee.rrrbPistol and revolver gun classes for beginnin ers to advanced shooters are given by NRAcertified instructor and retired state and federal law enforcement officer Frank P. Covie and held at the convenience of each person starting any weekday except Wednesday. Both basic and personal protection classes are available and including classroom, range shooting and no-cost use of a .22 pistol and rifle including ammo. Contact 277-4144, 603-491-7017,or for complete info.rtLions 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.rrrNassau County residents are entitled to receive a winter home energy payment of up to $475 toward their electric or gas bill through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Residents may also be eligible to receive a one-time winter crisis payment up to $600. Eligibility is based on household income and family size. Effective immediately, the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency Inc. has changed to an automated appointment scheduling system for individuals seeking assistance with pay Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns Counties will participate in the new appointment scheduling system. The new system is user friendly with the capability to center. All customer data entered through the system will be securely maintained. Call the toll free number 844-625-8776. Appointments can be scheduled through an interactive voice response (IVR) system or through operators. Appointments can be scheduled up to 14 calendar days in advance. A live operator will be available for custom of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern. Language accommodations will also be available. Detailed appointment management with improved customer service and It is important to note that NFCAA will continue to conduct outreach, accept referrals from partners and prioritize services for the elderly, disabled, and households with children ages five and under. LIHEAP is provided through the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. located at 1303 Jasmine St. in Fernandina Beach.tACBL Duplicate Bridge, Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Amelia Island Duplicate Bridge Club hosts games. Monday, 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. For information, contact fredstokes50@gmail. com or (770) 616-7664.Bingo is played every Thursday at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St. The public is invited to play in the smoke-free meeting hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and early bird games begin at 6:05 p.m. Regular session, which con sists of nine games for $20, begins at 6:30 p.m. Games have cash prize payouts, and proceeds are donated to help veterans and the commu rGuests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories while they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday and lasts approximately one hour. Meet your guide Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be pur chased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students, or before the tour from the guide with check or cash only. Submit events to Weekly Updates c/o News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; editor2@fbnewsleader. com; or 261-3696. f rfU n rfMary Elizabeth Bennett, 88, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla. She was born August 4, 1929 in Jacksonville to the late Joseph Lemuel Stephens and Ellen Susan Westberry. She graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1947. After marrying Daniel G. Bennett, the young couple moved to Fernandina Beach in 1952 and raised their family. She was employed by Terminal Bag as a machine operator for many years before retiring. Mary Elizabeth was a devout Christian lady and always said that her family was her bless ing. She was a longtime member of Springhill Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel G. Bennett, in 1995; her son, Danny Bennett, in 1972; and her sister and brother-inlaw, Helen and Lindy Scott of Fernandina Beach. She leaves behind her two daughters, Danelle (Larry) Morris and Helen (Leon) Crist, both of Fernandina Beach; grandchildren, Honey (Glenn) Atkins of Jacksonville, Jenny (Roy) Kingery-Hall of Fernandina Beach, Danny (David Blocker) Crist of Fernandina Beach, Bennett Crist of Jacksonville, and Peanut (Ann) Stephens of Yulee, Fla.; sisters, Shirley A. Kirkland of Callahan, Fla., and Pat Forbes of Thomasville, Ga.; and great-grandchildren, Daniel, Madison, Andrew, Jaydan, Braelyn and Sky. Mary Elizabeth was expecting her first great-great-grandson, Rhett, this coming August. She also leaves behind her beloved great-grand dogs, Shorty, Pup Pup and Shelby. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Springhill Baptist Church. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church. She was laid to rest in Springhill Cemetery. Please share your memories and condolences at James A. Robinson, 87, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at UF Health in Jacksonville, Fla. after a short illness. A native of Jacksonville, Mr. Robinson was a son of the late Abe and Lottie Mae Robinson. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, Mr. Robinson made his home in Albany, N.Y. There, he spent his career working for the state Department of Education. After retire ment, he and his wife, Joyce, moved full-time to Fernandina Beach in 1986. In addition to his parents, Mr. Robinson was predeceased by a son, Anthony Payne; a sonin-law, Ralph Odom; and two brothers, Abe and Freeman Robinson. His surviving family includes his wife, Joyce Robinson; three children, Judy M. Odom of Fleming Island, Fla., Renata R. Toney of Buffalo, N.Y., and Larry (Mary) Payne of Albany, N.Y.; a sister, Jeanette Potts; a brother, Robert Robertson; and several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, and nephews as well as a host of extended family members and friends. No local services will be held. Additional ser vices will be arranged by Newcomer Cremation and Funeral Service in Albany. Mr. Robinson will be buried at Saratoga National Cemetery. His memory will be cherished forever. Please share your memories and condolences at B. McCaull, 65, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Quality Health Care. Arrangements to be announced.rfDavid Miller, 46, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Community Hospice & Palliative Cares Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, Fla. Arrangements to be announced.rfbrfr tt nrftbrbrnrnThe News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader, 511 Ash Street, P.O. 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See page 2A for more details. trrThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) now posts its weekly lane closure report online at TrafficReport. With major work underway on A1A and other projects in Nassau County you can stay up-to-date on which roads will have lane closures. Commuters traveling into Duval County can also get the latest on Jacksonville lane closures. The report is updated every Friday. The full catalog of News-Leader advertisers is now available through our online directory: Access accurate contact information, photos and maps for each business Find links to business websites, including a description of the business and where to find them. View recent ads, which can be shared to social media Expand your search to include listings in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. rffntrnb NL 6 col. Fri. 06.15 .indd 2 6/14/18 4:38 PM


demarcation line. In this case, the erosion control line, which runs on most of your beaches to the city limits and the city of Fernandina Beach theres some gaps in that, but it runs in that line. A surveyor will place markers on the beach so that citizens can see the erosion control line. Because once thats established and everyone can see that, then everything landward of the erosion control line would be private, still subject to our customary uses, realizing the state still controls and prohibits the activities on dune areas and vegetation, Mullin said. There are some customary uses that have taken place landward of that erosion control line and those will be addressed. Again, we will try to stake those out so that you can see that. Hall reiterated that the beaches are for everyone. I believe its appropriate and proper that any American that has set foot on the shores of Amelia Island has the right to submit an affidavit for customary use, he said. Mullin replied, Yes, sir. Jacksonville attorney Earl Barker represents 43 beach property owners between the city limits of Fernandina Beach and Peters Point Beachfront Park. He said that one property owner within that boundary is not fronted by an erosion control line. I want to say clearly for everybody that hears and understands that my clients do not oppose reasonable recreational use of a part of the property that comprise the dry sand areas of their beach if its authorized and regulated by sound legislation, Barker said. Reasonable customary recreational use, however, needs to be aligned in statute. The attorney said activities that have transpired such as destruction of roadways, walkways and driving motor vehicles on the beach at night in a reckless manner are not safe to the residents. Our clients are not safe on the beach at night because of the cars, he said. Barker said the current legislation is too broad and lacks a specificity that would put it in a category of a good bill, he said. Attorney John Wallace spoke on behalf of several homeowners at the Sea Watch Summer Beach Homeowners Association near The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Residents there have had to deal with beach visitors participating in bonfires and camping activities. Several residents spoke in support of the countys proposed customary use ordinance. Fernandina Beach resident Paul Murray supports public access for all. I cannot imagine not being able to take my children or grandchildren to, really, any spot on the beach, he said. It just gets me emotionally. State Rep. Cord Byrd spoke about the ordinance. He voted yes for HB 631. I wanted to thank you for all your hard work and effort and addressing the customary use issue of our beaches. Youve been very open with me and Senator (Aaron) Bean in answering our questions. He said the beaches are a shared natural resource that is shared with neighbors, friends, vacationers and wildlife. Customary use doctrine has been in effect for more than 100 years in Florida, he said. The discussion about the erosion control line and how it supersedes the mean high water line is an important part of the discourse, according to Byrd. He said there has been misinformation about the bill circulating online. They see things online that are patently false and its intentionally intended to inflame attitudes and opinions, Byrd said. Once again, I appreciate the opportunity. I will continue working with you and any member of the public as we attempt to establish a customary use, which, based upon the people I have spoken with, I have no doubts about it. A second beach-access issue was also discussed, as several citizens, including business owners, requested that beach access times in the unincorporated areas be aligned with the city of Fernandina Beach. Parking is not allowed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Peters Point Beachfront Park, Burney Park, Scott Road and the Dunes Club parking area. Residents would like the hours extended to 10 p.m. or later to take advantage of the Florida sunset and cooler evening hours. Amelia Island Horseback Riding owner Debbie Manser told the commission that she has had to cut sunset rides. She was not aware of the time constraints until around May 1 when a Nassau County sheriffs deputy asked guests to halt a ride before sunset. We had to cut the ride in half and give them half their money back, Manser said, adding that the business has lost thousands of dollars due to the reduced evening riding schedule she now offers. She has owned the business for 25 years. It hurts, Manser said. Horseback riding is a major draw on the island. When people see that online, they come here and stay in hotels and eat out in restaurants. The commissioners agreed that the times should coincide with those in Fernandina Beach. Commissioner George Spicer was absent. 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The report concluded that Florida womens health and well-being has improved in some ways, yet not all women are equally benefitting from this progress; wide disparities persist in the health of women in the state by race and ethnicity, as well as by geography. The final in a four-part series on womens issues in Florida, the report analyzed data on chronic disease, physical health, sexual health and mental health. The analysis compared findings with an earlier report on a national level done by the Institute for Womens Policy Research. IWPR conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to policymakers, scholars and public interest groups toward ending discrimination and inequality, improving opportunity and increasing economic security for women and families. Florida has the lowest number of non-elderly women covered by health insurance. We knew that going in, but the numbers we found were stark, commented Paula Liang, co-chair for the Florida Womens Funding Alliance. 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Patrice Fogarty gave an emotional statement about the benefits of animal ownership. I am begging all of you who are here tonight to make a change for all of these animals, she said. They go to nursing homes and make old people laugh, they unchain autistic children and they lower your blood pressure. Following the countys 4-0 vote to approve the ordinance, Fashingbauer believes it is a move in the right direction. Except for farm dogs, he said. Any way you slice it, its a huge victory for tethered dogs and people of Nassau County. According to the ordinance, Dogs that are kept or used for bona fide farm operation on lands classified as agricultural may be tethered in accordance with Florida State Statutes.Continued from 1AEarlier this month, I attended the annual conference of the Florida City/County Managers Association in Orlando. This event provides an opportunity to examine the current state of affairs in local government, explore new products and services, and renew acquaintances. Since being introduced to rail service between Jacksonville and Orlando by my neighbor, I take the Amtrak train whenever possible. The cost is low $35 each way, then a $15 Uber ride to the hotel. I get to avoid the $20 daily parking fee at the hotel. The trip, however, should not be made if you are in a hurry (although you shouldnt be driving on I-4 if you are in a hurry, either). The southbound train, which originates in New York City, is typically late. Once aboard, though, it is an enjoyable trip without the perils of traffic congestion. The opening keynote speaker of the conference was Dr. Natalie Stavas. Dr. Stavas is a pediatrician and an avid runner. She found herself nearly at the finish line of the 2015 Boston Marathon when two bombs detonated. Dr. Stavas recounted how she was confronted with the spontaneous decision as to how to respond. Turn and flee? Stand in shock? Or charge into chaos? She charged and is credited with saving several lives. Her message was that, as community leaders, we are regularly confronted, usually on a smaller and safer scale, with such decisions. We operate in a very open environment that can be chaotic. How we are wired matters greatly to the communities that we serve: Are we paralyzed or are we mobilized? When things are chaotic, it is our responsibility to gather accurate information, secure necessary resources, and offer sound recommendations to key community leaders. We (municipal managers) deal with chaos on a daily basis and in a public environment. I am often told by residents that they would not want my job, in part, due to the chaos and scrutiny. Thats fine. Every now and then managers need to be reminded that we are wired a little differently. Id surmise, though, that the half-dozen or so retired managers in our community from around the country would admit to being similarly wired. The second keynote speaker was Ms. Amy Holloway, a national economic development consultant. Ms. Holloway shared her insight into some of the current trends affecting communities throughout the country. Youll see that these challenges are present in Fernandina Beach. Ms. Holloway indicated that a significant challenge to economic development is the lack of qualified workers. She provided data illustrating that several industries severely lacked sufficiently trained personnel: skilled trades, financial professionals, and service workers. Even with adequate numbers of personnel in those and other affected industries, those personnel may not be available due to other factors. The leading factor, she contends, is affordability. With the flow of residents now returning to the urban cores following the mid-to-late-20-century migration to suburbs, housing prices are becoming less affordable. Local governments and businesses have limited methods on how to address this overwhelmingly market-driven problem. Affordable housing discussions are becoming more frequent in our community exactly for the same reason: How can the labor to support our businesses find adequate housing in the general vicinity of the jobs themselves, rather than miles or counties away, which creates new challenges? The reality on the ground is that land and housing prices are increasing as owners capitalize on the demand. It will be interesting to follow over the course of the next several months or years the change of ownership of long-held relatively inexpensive properties as well as the development of properties purchased by area residents for speculative purposes. How will those properties be utilized? Will the owners take the money and run or will the owners, some of whom publicly advocate for more affordable housing, find a method to support affordable housing? This is not a unique challenge to Fernandina Beach. The final keynote speaker was Mr. Eugene Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post. He talked about the problems in Washington, D.C. Ill let others deal with that chaos. I talked to several vendors about products and services that could be of value to Fernandina Beach. Ill follow through with those conversations. I also renewed friendships with other managers, some from Michigan and some from Connecticut who have relocated like I have. I often joke about not only literally living and working on an island, but also figuratively not too many other city managers in our part of Florida. As I waited for the return train, I wandered around downtown Kissimmee (due to the conference location, my train trip was technically from Jacksonville to Kissimmee, not Orlando). I examined a downtown garbage collection system, studied railroad crossings, pondered vacant storefronts, and looked at streetscape design. I visited a few shops and spoke with patrons and owners. While they all seemed very content, many of them commented, You live in Fernandina? That place is beautiful and we love going there! It must be great to live there. Yes, it is. Dale Martin is the city manager of Fernandina Beach. Yesterday, at my Vistage (business owners group) meeting, we heard from a speaker from ITR Economics. Founded in1948, ITR is the oldest privately held economics firm in the U.S. They have a long-term accuracy rating of 94.7 percent, including the prediction of the last recession in advance of the Wall Street issues. They are so in demand, it is only possible to schedule them every other year for Vistage groups. In three hours, I took notes and will share what made it to my scratch pad. Most are facts, with some predictions sprinkled in. Economists and weather reporters both are paid to look around corners with supporting research. The very accomplished young speaker did a great job, which I felt was worth sharing a part of. Big picture ITR looks for a cooling of the economy beginning the third quarter of 2018. Further, 2019 will be softer than recent years, but not dramatically. Then, in 2020, things will roll again. It would take too much space to tell you the whys, but the prediction is based on thousands of analysis, and rolling 3and 12-month data. This company has a history of getting it right. The concerning topic of the presentation is ITRs prediction that the U.S. will enter into a depression in 2030. They will disclose they are alone on this prediction, which they have held to the last 10 years. Why do they feel it is inevitable? A small chart will best exhibit their reasoning. Our speaker was around 30 years old. She has an economics and religion double major from Wellesley. She is very concerned on a personal level about this event in the middle of her prime career years. The ITR contention is the debt will be unsustainable and that Washington will not have the fortitude to make any changes in social programs. The U.S. will plunge into a recession, pulling the world with it. This is one prediction that I hope they get wrong. Now, for some lighter information: 1. Current Workforce Age 25-34 = 34.8 percent, 45-54 = 32.5 percent, 35-44 = 32.2 percent, 55-64 = 26.3 percent, 20-24 = 14.1 percent. Millennials are now the largest block of workers, and the most willing to change jobs. 2. U.S. Gross Domestic Product = 17.4 trillion. No other country will touch us for many years. 3. World GDP U.S. = 25 percent, Europe = 25 percent, China = 15 percent. That is two-thirds of the global economy. Reminds me of the old Wendys commercial: Wheres the beef? 4. State GDPs and comparative countries California = $2.3 trillion (India), Texas = $1.54 trillion (Canada), New York = $1.3 trillion (Russia), Florida = $841 billion (Turkey). Hope this was interesting in one or more ways. 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. rf rfnftfb Year Net Interest Health Care Social Security Percent of Total Spending (Federal debt) Federal Spending 2015 $234 billion $936 billion $882 billion 56 percent $3.69 trillion 2030 $1.176 trillion $2.251 trillion $2.049 trillion 69 percent $7.896 trillion 2035 $1.602 trillion $3.041 trillion $2.589 trillion 71 percent $10,110 trillion ntbb Fashingbauer NL 6 col. Fri. 06.15 .indd 4 6/14/18 4:34 PM


News-Leader Guide To Nassau 2017 2Nassau County HISTORYNassau County, established Dec. 29, 1824, is a 649-square-mile area in the most northeast section of Florida, adjacent to the state line. Some say the county is named for the main island of the Bahama chain because of the large number of Bahamians that were among its early settlers, while others say it was named for the Duchy of Nassau in Germany. Nassau was the 10th county formed of 67 in the state of Florida. Gen. James Oglethorpe of Great Britain gave Amelia Island its name in honor of Princess Amelia, the daughter of King George II. Fernandina Beach was named in honor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain. COUNTY LIMITSThe St. Marys River serves as the Florida-Georgia border and forms the western and northern border for the county. Nassau County is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Duval County, Baker County and Georgia. Nassau County offers a diversity of landscapes from rural, wooded areas to beaches and bodies of water ranging from secluded rivers and bays to the Atlantic Ocean. The county of nearly 80,000 residents borders Georgia to the north and Duval County, Fla., to the south. Fernandina Beach is the most populated area. Old Yulee Rd. Middle White Rd. Baldwin and George Rd. 90Hero Gross Hilliard Yulee Callahan Crawford A1A Duval County8 milesGa. Nassau County 17 1 23 301 10 95NaSt. Atlantic Ocean Fernandina BeachCrawfordA1A 2 108 One columnFont usageHelvetica regular and bold 92% horizontal scale for roads and towns Helvetica Oblique 92% horizontal scale for oceans rivers and lakesColor palateGreen 1: 49% cyan, 13% magenta, 65% yellow Green 2: 34% cyan, 13% magenta, 29% yellow Tan: 11% magenta, 38% yellow Blue: 100% cyan, 70% magenta, 10% black Pointers Symbols Road signs Amelia Island Plantation Ritz CarltonBeech St. LimeAmelea Rd.Sadler Rd. 105One columnAtlantic Ave. American Beach Point Main BeachSadler Rd.Fernandina BeachAtlantic OceanIntracoastal Waterway 105 A1A A1AFort Clinch State Park 6th St.N. 14th St.S. Fletcher/First Coast Hwy.S. 14th St.Old Town Golf Club Amelia City City boat ramp Hospital Nassau County County Base Maps Island Base MapA1A 2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach Fort Clinch was named after General Duncan Lamont Clinch, and construction for the Fort began in 1847. Though designed to house 500 soldiers and 78 pieces of artillery, construction of Fort Clinch was never completed. Still, the incomplete fort served as a military outpost during the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World War II. In 1935, Fort Clinch became one of Floridas first state parks when the state purchased the fort and surrounding property to preserve it and to provide opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. From 1937 to 1942, Company 1420 of the Civilian Conservation Corps repaired the fort and constructed camping areas, roads, bathhouses, picnic areas and a visitor center. Today, the 1,427-acre park offers fishing and swimming and is home to beautiful beaches, scenic hiking, biking trails, 63 campsites equipped with electricity and water along with six primitive campsites. Hurricane Matthew destroyed a half-mile fishing pier on the parks northeast corner. Florida officials have said the state will rebuild the pier by 2027 but have provided no other details. Other popular park activities include bird watching and shell and shark tooth hunting. Fort Clinch is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round. Park admission is $6 per vehicle (limited to 2-8 people per vehicle), $4 per vehicle with a single occupant or $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. The cost of admission to visit the fort is $2 per person. The park offers guided nature walks at Willow Pond every Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. Guests can rent out the conference room located in the visitors center at $40 per hour. Guests can also enjoy a meal at the Live Oak Grill, also housed in the visitors center. The fort offers catering for private events in its visitors center. For more information on booking the room, call (904) 277-7221 or email For more information on pricing, events or park amenities, visit Fort-Clinch or call (904) 277-7274. Fort Clinch is the host to a series of annual events. Information and a list of events were obtained through the Forts website and brochures. Events are subject to change or cancellation. Federal Garrisons Hosted first weekend of every month Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Confederate Garrisons Hosted third weekend of March & second weekend of October Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. World War II Garrison Hosted Memorial Day weekend Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Spanish-American War Garrisons Third weekend of April & September Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. History of the American Soldier Second Saturday of November Federal Holiday Jollification First Saturday in December Candlelight Tours First Saturday evenings from October to May (excluding December) or Friday and Saturday evenings second weekend of May to Labor Day weekend.Fort Clinch The comprehensive Guide to Nassau will be published and distributed in the News-Leader on Wednesday, July 25 and Nassau County Record on Thursday, July 26, 2018rffrnft News-LeaderfNassau County Record fbfnr frffnnfrrt frnfrtff rf nrnrnffnftnr fnrrnnrrrfrfAdvertising Deadline: r nfto NassauGuide News-Leader Guide To Nassau 2017 2 Nassau County Nassau County, established Dec. 29, 1824, is a 649-square-mile area in the most northeast section of Some say the county is named for the main island of the Bahama chain because of the large number of Bahamians that were among its early settlers, while others say it was named for the Duchy of Nassau in Nassau was the 10th county formed of 67 in the state of Florida. Gen. James Oglethorpe of Great Britain gave Amelia Island its name in honor of Princess Amelia, the daughter of King George II. Fernandina Beach was named in honor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain. The St. Marys River serves as the Florida-Georgia border and forms the western and northern border for the county. Nassau County is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Duval County, Baker County and Georgia. Nassau County offers a diversity of landscapes from rural, wooded areas to beaches and bodies of water ranging from secluded rivers and bays to the Atlantic Ocean. The county of nearly 80,000 residents borders Georgia to the north and Duval County, Fla., to the south. Fernandina Beach is the most populated area. can also enjoy a meal at the Live Oak Grill, also housed in the visitors center. The fort offers catering for private events in its visitors center. For more information on booking the room, call (904) 277-7221 or email For more information on pricing, events or park amenities, visit Fort-Clinch or call (904) 277-7274. Fort Clinch is the host to a series of annual events. Information and a list of events were obtained through the Forts website and brochures. Events are subject to change or cancellation. Federal Garrisons Hosted first weekend of every month Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Confederate Garrisons Hosted third weekend of March & second weekend of October Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. World War II Garrison Hosted Memorial Day weekend Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. News-Leader Guide To Nassau 2017 9 SchoolsThe Nassau County public school system is headed by the elected members of the Nassau County School Board. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the district office building, 1201 Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina Beach. For general information, call the District Office at 491-9900. To be placed on the school board agenda, call the superintendents office at 491-9901. Website: County_School_District Superintendent Kathy Knight Burns 43508 Ratliff Road, Callahan, FL 32011 Phone: (904) 491-9901 Fax: (904) 277-9030 E-Mail: District 1 Board member: Donna Martin 2120 Highland St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Phone: 261-9015 E-mail: District 2 -Board member: Gail Cook 1708 Philips Manor Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Phone: (904) 261-9127 E-mail: District 3 -Board member: Jamie Deonas 9 N Fourteenth St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Phone: (904) 753-4076 Bus: (904) 277-0066 E-mail: District 4 -Board member: Dr. Kimberly Fahlgren P.O. Box 26, Hilliard, FL 32046 Phone: (904) 235-9638 Email: District 5 -Board member: Jonathan Petree Phone: (904) 233-1110 E-mail: petreejo@ Attorney: Leonard T. Hackett School District Department Contacts District Office 1201 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 Phone: (904) 491-9900, Administrative Services: Mark Durham, Executive Director, Cynthia Williams, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9906 Adult Education & Drop Out Prevention Brent Lemond, Director Patricia Young, Secretary Phone: (904) 548-1750 Fax: 548-4499 Assessment and Accountability Diane Romon, Program Manager Jenine McKenna, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9873 Fax: 277-9038 Business Services Susan Farmer, Executive Director Vicki Turner, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9861 Fax: 277-9032 Career & Technical Education Brent Lemond, Director Patricia Young, Administrative Assistant Phone: (904) 548-4483 Elementary Education Kristi L. Simpkins, Director Brenda Murray, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9885 Exceptional Student Education Pauline Gregory, Director Christy Wolf, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9881 Facilities Kevin Burnette, Director Maintenance (904) 225-5343 Operations (904) 225-0573 Food Services Dr. Lauren Jones, Director Dr. Cindy Grooms, Director Donna Walters, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9944 Staff & Program Development Joyce Menz, Professional Development Director Wendy Hygema, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9888 Transportation Brad Underhill, Director Phone: (904) 225-0127 Elementary Schools Bryceville Elementary Grades K through 5, Amber Nicholas-Bovinette, principal. 6504 Church Ave., Bryceville, FL 32009, (904) 266-9241, (904) 879-5570. Fax: (904) 266-2155 Callahan Elementary Grades pre-K through 2, Sabrina Faircloth, principal. 449618 U.S. Highway 301, Callahan, FL 32011, (904) 879-2121, Fax: (904) 879-5560 Callahan Intermediate Grades 3-5, Rhonda Devereaux, principal. 34586 Ball Park Road, Callahan, FL 32011, (904) 879-1114, Fax: (904) 879-5288 Emma Love Hardee Elementary Grades 3-5, Rebecca Smith, principal. 2200 Susan Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 491-7936, Fax: (904)321-5890 Hilliard Elementary Grades pre-K 5, LeeAnn Jackson, principal 27568 Ohio St., Hilliard, FL 32046 (904) 845-4471, Fax: (904) 845-7427 Southside Elementary Grades pre-K through 2, Marlena Palmer, principal 1112 Jasmine St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 491-7941. Yulee Elementary Grades 3-5, George Raysor, principal 86063 Felmor Road, Yulee, FL 32097, (904) 225-5192, Fax: (904) 225-9993 Yulee Primary Grades pre-K-2, Misty Mathis, principal 86426 Goodbread Road, Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 225-9711, Fax: (904) 225-8269 Wildlight Elementary Grades pre-K-5, Scott Hodges, principal 550 Curiosity Ave., Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 277-9061 Middle Schools Callahan Middle Grades 6-8, Kimberly Harrison, principal. 450121 Old Dixie Highway, Callahan 32011 (904) 879-3606, Fax: (904) 879-2860 Fernandina Beach Middle Grades 6-8, Dr. John Mazzella, principal. 315 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 491-7938, Fax: (904) 261-8919 Hilliard Middle-Senior High Grades 6-12, Dr. Tammy Johnson, principal One Flashes Ave., Hilliard, FL 32046 (904) 845-2171 Yulee Middle Grades 6-8, Amanda Cooper, principal 85439 Miner Road, Yulee FL 32097 (904) 225-5116 High Schools Fernandina Beach High Grades 9-12, Dr. Spencer Lodree, principal 435 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach 32034 (904) 261-5713, Fax: (904)277-3754 Hilliard Middle-Senior High Grades 6-12, Dr. Tammy Johnson, principal One Flashes Ave., Hilliard, FL 32046 (904) 845-2171 West Nassau County High Grades 9-12, Curtis Gaus, principal One Warrior Drive, Callahan, FL 32011 (904) 879-3461, Fax: 879-5843 Yulee High Grades 9-12, Natasha Drake, principal 85375 Miner Road, Yulee 32097 (904) 225-8641Continued on page 10 News-Leader Guide To Nassau 2017 9 Pauline Gregory, Director Christy Wolf, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9881 Kevin Burnette, Director Maintenance (904) 225-5343 Operations (904) 225-0573 Dr. Lauren Jones, Director Dr. Cindy Grooms, Director Donna Walters, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9944 Staff & Program Development Joyce Menz, Professional Development Director Wendy Hygema, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9888 Transportation Brad Underhill, Director Phone: (904) 225-0127 Elementary Schools Bryceville Elementary Grades K through 5, Amber Nicholas-Bovinette, principal. 6504 Church Ave., Bryceville, FL 32009, (904) 266-9241, (904) 879-5570. Fax: (904) 266-2155 Callahan Elementary Grades pre-K through 2, Sabrina Faircloth, principal. 449618 U.S. Highway 301, Callahan, FL 32011, (904) 879-2121, Fax: (904) 879-5560 Callahan Intermediate Grades 3-5, Rhonda Devereaux, principal. 34586 Ball Park Road, Callahan, FL 32011, (904) 879-1114, Fax: (904) 879-5288 1112 Jasmine St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 491-7941. Yulee Elementary Grades 3-5, George Raysor, principal 86063 Felmor Road, Yulee, FL 32097, (904) 225-5192, Fax: (904) 225-9993 Yulee Primary Grades pre-K-2, Misty Mathis, principal 86426 Goodbread Road, Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 225-9711, Fax: (904) 225-8269 Wildlight Elementary Grades pre-K-5, Scott Hodges, principal 550 Curiosity Ave., Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 277-9061 Middle Schools Callahan Middle Grades 6-8, Kimberly Harrison, principal. 450121 Old Dixie Highway, Callahan 32011 (904) 879-3606, Fax: (904) 879-2860 Fernandina Beach Middle Grades 6-8, Dr. John Mazzella, principal. 315 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 491-7938, Fax: (904) 261-8919 Hilliard Middle-Senior High Grades 6-12, Dr. Tammy Johnson, principal One Flashes Ave., Hilliard, FL 32046 (904) 845-2171 Yulee Middle Grades 6-8, Amanda Cooper, principal 85439 Miner Road, Yulee FL 32097 (904) 225-5116 High Schools Fernandina Beach High Grades 9-12, Dr. Spencer Lodree, principal 435 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach 32034 (904) 261-5713, Fax: (904)277-3754 Hilliard Middle-Senior High Grades 6-12, Dr. Tammy Johnson, principal One Flashes Ave., Hilliard, FL 32046 (904) 845-2171 West Nassau County High Grades 9-12, Curtis Gaus, principal One Warrior Drive, Callahan, FL 32011 (904) 879-3461, Fax: 879-5843 Yulee High Grades 9-12, Natasha Drake, principal 85375 Miner Road, Yulee 32097 (904) 225-8641 Continued on page 10 News-Leader Guide To Nassau 2017 12 courthouse in Fernandina Beach, 416 Centre St. Florida laws require that drivers be at least 16 to operate a motor vehicle, but 15-year-olds with a learners permit may drive if accompanied by a regularly licensed driver at least 21 years old. Fifteen-year-olds wishing to obtain a learners permit must have an original or certified birth certificate from the Department of Vital Statistics for identification, bring their Social Security card, be accompanied by a consenting parent and pass vision and written tests. Florida law requires identification, proof of date of birth, proof of residential address, and proof of Social Security number (if issued, Chapter 322, Florida Statutes, requires the department see proof of Social Security number for the issuance of driver license and identification cards) from all customers before a driver license or identification card can be issued. The name assigned to the Social Security number must match the name that will appear on the Florida driver license or identification card. If you have legally changed your name by marriage or court order, you must submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order. No photocopies will be accepted. For multiple name changes, you must show a document trail linking your current name to your chosen proof of identity. Each applicant renewing or applying for a new driver license or identification card in person after January 1, 2010 must submit: Primary Identification Gather one original or certified copy of the following documents:Certified United States birth certificate, including territories and District of Columbia.Valid United States Passport or Passport CardConsular Report of Birth AbroadCertificate of Naturalization, Form N-550 or Form N-570Certificate of Citizenship, Form N560 or Form NB-561Alien registration receipt card, Green Card Form I-551 Proof of Social Security number Gather one original or certified copy of the following documents:Social Security cardW-2 formPaycheck showing numberSSA-1099Non-SSA-1099 Proof of Residential Address Gather TWO of the following documents showing your residential address:Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet, or rent/lease agreementFlorida voter registration cardW-2 form or 1099 formUtility bill, hookup, or work order dated within 60 days of the applicationCurrent automobile or homeowners insurance policyMail from financial institutions; including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than two months old.Statement from an accompanying parent, step-parent or guardian residing at the same address as the applicant. The parent or guardian must present proof of residential address. For more information, call 491-7400 or visit License A local business tax receipt is no longer required by Nassau County for the privilege of engaging in a business, profession or occupation. However, any business located within a city limit may be required to pay a local business tax to that municipality. Some local businesses may be required to hold certain licenses depending on city, county, state, and/or federal agency regulations associated with a particular profession or business (e.g. contractor license; professional license). Marriage Licenses Marriage licenses can be applied for at the office of the clerk of court in the Nassau County Judicial Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in Yulee, the historic Nassau County Courthouse, 416 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, and 450077 State Road 200 St., Callahan. Those 16 or 17 are required to present a notarized consent form from their parents. Parents will be required to sign an affidavit of consent before the license is issued. Those who have been married before are required to know the date of separation. All applicants must present a drivers license and Social Security card. According to a marriage law that went into effect Jan. 1, 1999, couples must take a marriage preparation course or face a three-day waiting period for a marriage license. They also must read a 16-page booklet on marriage responsibilities.Boat Licenses As an agent for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Tax Collector is responsible for providing the necessary service and record keeping procedures used in processing vessel (boat) titles and registrations. All motorized vessels, commercial and private, must be registered, titled and issued a decal before they can be used in Florida waters. The decal must be affixed to the port side of the boat. Vessel registrations expire at midnight of the owners birthday. Registration for vessels titled in a business name expire June 30. Vessel registration fees are based on the length of the boat. Renewal of vessel registrations can be processed in person at any location or by e-commerce at Permits Firearms are not required to be registered with local law enforcement officials, but the Nassau County Sheriffs Office does provide registration forms for residents wishing to register their ownership. Applications for statewide concealed-weapons permits may be made electronically at the Tax Collectors office at 86130 License Road. Guns in vehicles must be secured and not in plain view or under a seat.Hunting/Fishing Licenses The Tax Collector serves as an agent of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by being the primary source for the sale and issuance of a variety of hunting and fishing licenses. The Tax Collector may designate and authorize, at his discretion, various sub-agents, such as bait and tackle dealers, sporting goods stores and retail outlets to sell and issue these licenses, as well. Hunting and fishing licenses may also be purchased or renewed by telephone for an additional fee. Please call fishing at 1-888-347-4356 or 1-888-486-8356 for hunting. A valid hunting and/or fishing license must be carried on his or her person when participating in these activities (unless exempt).Passports Applications for passports are available at the office of the Clerk of the Court, located in the Nassau County Judicial Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in Yulee, the Nassau County Courthouse, 416 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, at 450077 State Road 200, Callahan and at the US Postal Service at 1997 Sadler Rd. by appointment, call 491-4680. Applicants are required to furnish a certified copy of their birth certificate with the state raised seal, two passport-size photos and a valid drivers license. Adults, $110; under 16, $80 ; all passports require a $25 Acceptance Agent Fee Other fees may also apply. Expedited passports are available for an additional fee at the U.S. Post Ofice, 1997 Sadler Road. Call for an appointment, 491-4680.Licenses and Permits Nassau County Record Contact Candy or Meghan904 261-3696trfnfr nrnftnrfnr ffnrfnf rfnrr frf fnnfrrContact Samantha904 879-2727 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COMMISSION CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 5:00 PM in the City Commission Chambers, 204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach, Florida to consider the following application: ORDINANCE 2018-14 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 90, ARTICLE II, BEACHES, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES; BY CREATING A NEW DIVISION 3 TITLED CUSTOMARY USE OF BEACHES AND PUBLIC ACCESS; CREATING SECTION 90-60 PUBLIC POLICY; CREATING SECTION 90-61 PUBLIC ACCESS PRESERVATION; CREATING SECTION 90-62 PROHIBITING PERSONAL ACCESS OBSTRUCTIONS; CREATING SECTION 90-63 EROSION CONTROL; CREATING SECTION 90-64 PROHIBITING POSTING PROPERTY; CREATING SECTION 90-65 ENFORCEMENT AND VIOLATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be heard as to the advisability of any action, which may be considered. Any persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this program or activity should contact 310-3115, TTY/TDD 711 or through the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodation. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD/COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH HEARING, S/HE WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. For information, please contact the Sta of the City Clerks Oce, 204 Ash Street, between the hours of 8:00 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, (904) 310-3115. ing to the school district. The School Board met June 11 with the BOCC and the Nassau County Sheriffs Office to discuss how best to address who pays what, and to shape a plan to pay for the required shelters going forward. County Attorney Mike Mullin said his office received notice from FEMA that the agency had interpreted Florida Statute 252 to mean that school boards could not request reimbursement directly from FEMA, and that reimbursement must from local government, which would reimburse the School Board first and then seek repayment from FEMA. Mullin said FEMA told Nassau County Emergency Management Director Billy Estep that if the county and the school board could address the situation by coming to an agreement, that agreement could be retroactively applied to Hurricane Irma, enabling the School Board to apply directly to FEMA for reimbursement. After Irma, at least, they responded to the state and to Mr. Estep indicating that, if there was an agreement, retrospective to Hurricane Irma, they would honor the traditional method that had been utilized that is that the school board would still request reimbursement and the county, local government would not have to write the check, Mullin explained. FEMA would do it as they have always in the past, the School Board would request reimbursement of the sheltering expenses. FEMA has made a decision and rendered an opinion. Mullin said the Florida Division of Emergency Management does not agree with that opinion and is appealing it. However, the agencies that provided services the School Board and the Nassau County Sheriffs Office and the BOCC need to come to an agreement on how to pay for those services, both for the costs associated with Hurricane Irma and for future sheltering costs. Nassau County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Burns said the issue is time sensitive. We met with you (BOCC) in January, and we discussed that we needed some type of agreement with the county, Burns said. Here we are, in hurricane season again so I do think that we need to quickly come up with some kind of agreement to get us through, and hopefully get paid for Irma. One issue surrounding reimbursement is the fact that FEMA only pays for 75 percent of costs of shelters, Commissioner Steve Kelley said. When FEMA reimburses us and their track record is terrible they only reimburse 75 percent of our cost, Kelley said. If that is the case, if we follow the guidelines that FEMA has set forth, we were to reimburse the School Board and then to ask for reimbursement from FEMA, and receive 75 percent. My question is, when we reimburse the School Board, do we reimburse 100 percent or 75 percent? Burns referenced the mutual aid agreement provided by FEMA. If you look at the information we received, it states here you reimburse the School Board directly at 100 percent of the sheltering cost, Burns said. The county serves as a requesting entity, the school board serves as a providing entity in a mutual aid agreement that provides the school district with the legal authority to provide the work, entitled to 100 percent reimbursement from the county, Burns continued. I know where the finances are for everybody, but this is a big task, and we havent been reimbursed for anything. We have our paperwork in order. Weve been communicating with FEMA for almost a year. Estep explained the formula for reimbursement for the costs associated with providing services during a disaster. The typical scenario is the federal share is 75 percent, the state should send 12.5 percent of any eligible costs, so our local share would be 12.5 percent, Estep said. With Irma, however, it was a little bit different scenario because we met the equations for a 90/10 scenario for the first 30 days. So, from a sheltering standpoint, our local share will be 10 percent, the state would split that in half, so we would see 5 percent of this first 30-day cost. Sheriff Bill Leeper said his department couldnt burden any percentage of costs associated with Hurricane Irma. When we have emergencies, we have overtime costs, and equipment costs, a lot of costs we do not have built in our budget that we expect to be reimbursed 100 percent, which we are, from the county, Leeper said. Whatever you get from FEMA, thats between you and FEMA. We just cant bear those costs within our budget. We have to have 100 percent back in our budget to function the rest of the year. We dont have that built in, reserves like I think the county has. Thats why you have reserves, so you can pay for these emergencies. Im not pointing fingers, but if you dont have the reserves, what do you do? School Board Vice Chairwoman Gail Cook pointed out that the school districts job is to educate, not public safety. It is your expectation, because the shelters are in schools, that we bear some of the cost when theyre not education costs, Cook told the commissioners. They just happen to be. We are supposed to build schools that are shelters that, we are mandated to do but public safety is not a School Board responsibility. Thats yours. Commissioner Pat Edwards said he believes the county needs to look after its own, regardless of help from the federal government. We, as county residents of Nassau, need to understand that the end result of this is we are obligated to provide this to the residents of Nassau County, Edwards said. At the end of the day, all these dollars were talking about are being paid by the same people. So, what we need to do is take FEMA out of it. What you get from them, thank God that it came, but we cant depend on them because, every time you depend on them, they dont show up. When the bells rung, were going to be fighting this together. Theyre going to be, from what Ive seen since Ive been on the Board of County Commissioners, theyre trying to figure out how not to send a check. From my standpoint, we have to protect the residents of Nassau County, and whether we have to design some other way to fund this as a group or whatever we have to do, we need to find a way that were not dependent on an outside group. I dont want them throwing me a life ring because theyll throw me a third of it. My concern is, whatever we do, we do to protect all of Nassau County, not just 75 percent or 25 percent of it. Thats money that, if you get it back, great, but, if its an emergency, you have to do whatever you have to do, and we have to know we have that in place and the ability to cover. I dont think the Board of County Commissioners has addressed anything when it comes to funding correctly. Burns said talks regarding the interlocal agreement between the county, the school board and the sheriffs office need to address more than reimbursement procedures. The interlocal agreement sets guidelines for what is required by the school district to provide in an emergency situation. Those guidelines include what is provided by the district to those people in shelters such as staff, hot meals and services for those with special needs as well as services provided to help emergency management aid those affected by the disaster. There are details in this draft agreement that I know we need to address, Burns said. Some items like the ratio of shelterees to staff 72:1 thats not reality. Sheltering animals we did all those things. I worked with shelters the entire time and got a great education, but I think theres so many other things that have to be taken into consideration. This is our experience in running a shelter. In the end, all three entities agreed to allowing their respective attorneys Mullin for the county, Leonard Hackett for the School Board, and Bobby Lippelman for the NCSO to meet and bring a new interlocal agreement to the agencies for approval. I would be in favor of the attorneys trying to sit down and come to an agreement that we can all live with, School Board Chairwoman Donna Martin said. Obviously, were all in tough times with the growth of this county. Theres so many costs, and we only bring in so much revenue. Of course we want to open our shelters, and were obligated to do so, but I hate to see that money come out of our education, our schools, our kids. Theres got to be an in-between that we can live with. Also at the meeting, Burns gave the BOCC a report of the status of funding additional security officers at the countys schools as required by new state law. She said her office has been working with the Fernandina Beach Police Department as well as the sheriffs office regarding the situation, both funding and recruiting officers, and that finding funding and recruiting personnel is difficult. We are flying this plane as were building it, Burns said.Continued from 1A rfntbnnnnfnntbnn nrnbnnnfnnfnbnb nrnfnnfnnnnnbnbn nbnfnnnfntnrnnfnfnbn nnnnfnfnbtnfnfnftntbn fnnntbnntnnfnn nnnnbnntbnnfnfn nfnntbn rfA legal battle between the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort and property owners over a golf course at the resort moved into mediation this week, with the resort saying the Ocean Links golf course will become a green space. Last November, heavy equipment began work that Omni management said would create a green space and parklike area on some holes on the course. Omni officials said the Ocean Links golf course was no longer sustainable as an 18-hole course. Amelia Island Club attorney Stephen Busey then filed a complaint saying the Omni was in breach of its agreement with the club to maintain the course. Judge Steven Fahlgren determined that the Omni did breach the agreement by not maintaining the course and by undertaking to destroy the Ocean Links Golf Course. The club and the Omni subsequently entered into an agreement in which the club agreed to allow the Omni to sod areas of the course that had already been destroyed so that erosion would not occur due to the topsoil being exposed as a result of the Omnis previous work. The Amelia Island Club filed a motion Feb. 2, asking that the Omni be held in civil contempt due to work the club believes is in defiance of an order to prevent the change of the course to a green space. A representative of the Omni said the mediation talks held June 12 were positive and open. We share the communitys interest and are excited to collaborate to enhance the experience for the communitys residents and guests of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Omni Area Managing Director Donald Stamets told the News-Leader in an email. The Ocean Links space will be transformed into green space and there are no plans to develop residential real estate on the property. The only contemplated plans continue to be an event lawn near the sixth hole. He said that while golfers can no longer use Ocean Links, the resort will continue to offer golf at its Oak Marsh course. Sam Russell, who owns a condominium at Amelia Island Plantation near what was the fifth hole of Ocean Links, said that, while there is no statement from Amelia Island Clubs intermediary in the legal action, some progress was made at mediation.Traffic was rerouted for a period Thursday morning when construction crews punctured a gas line in ONeill. According to a statement from Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper, a gas line was punctured by the road construction crew around State Road 200/A1A and ONeill-Scott Road. Eastand west-bound lanes of S.R. 200/A1A were shut down from Chester Road east to Brady Point Road. Traffic was rerouted through Amelia Island Concourse to County Road 107 (Old Nassauville Road). Nassau County Emergency Management Senior Planner/Accreditation Manager Martha Oberdorfer told the News-Leader that her agency was notified of the leak at 10:30 a.m. when Nassau County Fire and Rescue and sheriffs deputies were on the scene. She said businesses from City Electric east to C.R. 107 were evacuated due to the incident. The leak was repaired, and all roads were open by 11:15 a.m., Oberdorfer said. Leeper issued an all-clear message by email at 11:30 a.m. No one was injured in the incident.NASSAU COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE/SPECIALnn SAM RUSSELL/SPECIALThe fourth hole of the Ocean Links golf course was destroyed last year when the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort said maintaining the course was no longer financially viable. Mediation talks were held this week between the resort and the Amelia Island Club, which has contended that the Omni was legally obligated to maintain the golf course. NL 6 col. Fri. 06.15 .indd 5 6/14/18 4:32 PM


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Collection bins will be available for any resident to easily drop off food. Needed food items can be found at firstcoastymca. org/nohunger. Donating money to the effort, either in-person at any YMCA branch or by texting NOHUNGER to 91999. Volunteering to distribute food at one of the mobile food pantries. Learn more about how to volunteer at As part of our ongoing commitment to youth development, the First Coast Y nurtures the physical, mental and social-emotional development of youth to feed their spirit, mind and body, said YMCA of Floridas First Coast President and CEO Eric Mann in the release. Our youth cant achieve their full potential, however, without access to nutritious and wholesome food. In Northeast Florida alone, one in four children do not know where their next meal will come from. The First Coast YMCA is honored to partner with Jacksonville Jaguars, Florida Blue and Feeding Northeast Florida to help close the gap of food insecurity among children all summer long. Feeding Northeast Florida, Jacksonvilles community food bank, is dedicated to rescuing high-quality food that would normally be wasted and transforming it into meals for those in need. With children out of school, summer is the most challenging time of year for the food bank to keep enough inventory stocked to meet the increased demand from local families, according to the release. In Duval County alone, more than 102,000 students are enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program at school. During the summer without access to these meals many of these children are going hungry, said Feeding Northeast Florida President and CEO Frank D. Castillo. With the support of the Jaguars Foundation, Florida Blue, and the First Coast YMCA and its members, we are better positioned to be able to provide these children with the necessary nutrition they need to grow and thrive. These community organizations are proven leaders in health and wellness, and we are proud to collaborate with them to collectively help transform Jacksonville. Food and monetary donations collected during the drive will be used to host Feeding Northeast Florida Mobile Food Pantries at seven locations across the First Coast. These mobile food pantries deliver fresh and shelf-stable food to neighborhoods that do not have adequate grocery stores, feeding agencies or pantries within an accessible distance. Food insecurity is a year-round issue, but we know that it is even more pronounced when school is out for the summer, said Jaguars Foundation Senior Vice President Peter Racine. For that reason, the Jaguars Foundation is working with Feeding Northeast Florida, the First Coast YMCA and Florida Blue to help parents feed their families this summer. Both the Jaguars Foundation and Florida Blue are supporting the efforts by the Y and Feeding Northeast Florida. We all have a responsibility to ensure that children in our community have the basics to be their very best, said Florida Blue Market President Darnell Smith. The summer break from school should not result in our children going without consistent access to nutritious food. Florida Blue is honored to partner with Feeding Northeast Florida, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the YMCA to help meet the nutritious needs of children in our community. The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market will be celebrating Fathers Day on Saturday with a variety of fine food vendors that are perfect for dad. If your dad is an outdoorsman, we are sure he will appreciate the new line of outdoor products from Elemental Earth Works. They will be introducing a mosquito-fearing citronella candle, natural bug repellant spray, and a fresh camping soap. In a pickle for gift ideas? Lady Bug Gourmet has been approved to sell their homemade pickles. They will be offering a sassy bread and butter, and kickin pickles that are a habanero dill, in addition to their jams, jellies, pie fillings, and ice cream toppings. One of our most faithful vendors has been Lulus at the Thompson House. Now that the restaurant is under new ownership, we hope you will join us at the farmers market as we welcome members of the JWR Group. These three local friends also own the bowling alley in Yulee. Wes, the managing partner in Lulus, and his wife have over 20 years in the hospitality industry. Stop by and meet Wes and Anke as they continue to sell their customary pimento cheese spread in both regular and spicy flavors, as well as their popular crab cakes. Returning this week are Rose with her An Unbelievable Egg Rolls and Beef Jerky, Tea Nation, and Fulford Gardens with their amazing beeswax food wraps. The farmers market is located on North Seventh Street between Centre and Alachua streets in historic Fernandina Beach. Music this week is provided by Lucas Merren, and the city of Fernandina Beach will be on hand to answer questions about permitting, tree removal, and storm safety. The Market Place is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and your well-behaved, leashed pets are always welcome. For more information, please visit Warren Harrison, right, chairman of the 2018 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, presents a donation to Nassau County Council on Aging President and CEO Janice Ancrum for outstanding support of the Shrimp Festival, held May 4-6 in Fernandina Beach. Just passing its 55th consecutive year, the festival has an established role each year with the Council on Agings programs on behalf of Nassau County senior citizens. Ancrum stated, We at the COA are very grateful for the Shrimp Festival Committees continued active engagement in helping seniors live happy, healthy lives in our communities.SUBMITTEDWe know that momma may have and daddy may have, but God bless the child that has its own. Sometimes our young people get in a hurry to get what they want instead of checking things out. It pays to listen to older people who know the ropes. Everything that looks good is not as good as it looks. Its always better to be safe than sorry. Recently, a young family moved here with hopes of getting ahead. Already set up with a Section 8 voucher for a place to live, they both work two jobs but still cannot find a place to rent. They have two beautiful boys, four and two years old. An advertisement was listed from American Homes for rent, phone number 855-7744663. The couple contacted them and was told a beautiful home for rent was available. They were told to wire the deposit for the house. The money was sent through MoneyGram. There was a misspelling of the mans name. They were asked to correct the spelling of the name that the money was being sent to. Her grandmother asked her not to correct the name and not to re-send the money, believe it to be wrong, and it was seriously wrong. The man received the money, and it was a scam. The company said that they cant catch him and that he does it all the time. This family is still without a home and now their hard-earned money. Its hard moving to a new area, unable to find a place to live and scammed trying to find a home for your family. If you know of a home or can help this young family, please call 277-3285. The family of the late Velda Coleman gives thanks to God for the help that you, the family and friends, contributed to help in service for their loved one. Thank you so very much. Let Jesus get the praise. Birthday wishes to DeMario Williams, Leroy Coleman Sr., Sharon Ikner, Tangala Shephard, Anna Alderman, Wendy Hooper, India Santana and Vernita Edwards.rf ntbff rfnt frbnb SUBMITTEDLucas Merren will provide music during Saturdays Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market. rAt the Womens Golf Association of the Amelia Island Club at Long Point May 10 spring luncheon, President Donna Sweet and Treasurer Judy Schmonsees present a check for $2,200 to Lauren Goode of Micahs Place. The organization raised the funds through its Mulligans for Micahs Place event in which golfers could purchase mulligans an extra stroke allowed after a poor shot for $5, with all proceeds going to Micahs Place. The gift was also eligible for a matching grant given to Micahs Place by a generous donor. At the luncheon, Goode gave a presentation on Micahs Place and participated in a question and answer session.SUBMITTED rt NL 6 col. Fri. 06.15 .indd 6 6/14/18 5:12 PM


rfO rntb Nw t E n 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. rR r P D E Rrn D C p E A BO rff Bnr Sp E rG CfD EfB f rR r rf P D ntbrf DbN Sm n Tnrm trr Cfm r f rf ntnntb tntnnnt nt nf A sand storm of controversy is engulfing parts of Nassau County beaches. Most notably, the dry part. The controversy has erupted from a state edict over who owns Florida beaches outside the high-water mark. More specifically, the predominantly thick sand that remains dry out of the oceans reach. And the issue is whether it is public or private property. While uncertainty swirls around the state ruling (known as the Beach Bill), Nassau County commissioners are acting quickly. Commissioners are soliciting notarized affidavits from residents and visitors alike to strengthen their case for preserving our beaches for public use. The affidavits detail how beachgoers use the entire beach, especially the dry sand. Commissioners have used a factfinding committee and public input to craft a new ordinance. They will hold a final public hearing on the ordinance at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21.The ordinance specifies that the beaches should remain the property of the public, not of private interests. Some 4,000 local affidavits have been signed and confirmed so far. A citizens movement engineered by Mac Morriss has made it convenient for people to sign affidavits. Booths, staffed by volunteers, have been spread throughout the county. Morriss is following the activities closely on the Amelia Island Fernandina Beach Network Facebook page he oversees. The county plans to enact its beach ordinance by a deadline of July 1. The ordinance will hopefully provide the county with a valid argument if challenged in court. Private property owners around the state are reportedly lining up their own legal challenges. If private owners prevail in a lawsuit, they could potentially block off the dry part of the beach bordering their properties for their use only. Beaches within public parks or bordering public areas such as parking lots, pavilions, etc. cannot be impacted. Beach walkovers, common within Fernandina Beach and the unincorporated area of Amelia Island, cannot be blocked by a private owner. The states bill came in response to several court decisions in the Florida panhandle. State lawmakers, intending to provide clarity about beach access, seem to have muddied the topic. Local businesses have also gotten involved in the community initiative, hosting sign-up activities or providing drop-off locations for affidavits. A tent for sign-ups or information will be set up at Peters Point Beachfront Park today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some businesses taking part include The Patio Place and Color It Green (both in downtown Fernandina Beach), First Federal Bank in Yulee and The Pig Bar-B-Q restaurant in Callahan. On Saturday, June 23, the group Citizens for Public Beaches and Shores will host a family gathering at Peters Point Beachfront Park. They encourage people to bring their cameras and document their use of the entire beach. In the meantime, affidavits can be sent by email to or delivered in person to the county managers office (96135 Nassau Place, Yulee) or the Fernandina Beach city clerks office (204 Ash St., Second Floor). Affidavits can be notarized at the county managers office or at the Fernandina Beach city clerks office. For additional information, contact Susan Gilbert at 530-6100 or Sabrina Robertson at 530-6010. Affidavits will continue to be accepted until noon on June 20. Organizers hope to reach 10,000 affidavits. It is part of a united cause. Keep the beaches public thats what we want to do, says one prominent   resident. 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 business columns appear in several newspapers in North Florida and South Georgia, and on his personal website at 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 (904) 753-0236.nttffnfrUpon reading the News-Leader recently, I read where another Nassau County icon has passed away. Miss Mary Libby was in her 90s. I first got to know Miss Libby about 1970 when she was the Nassau County Schools Superintendent and I was presi dent of the PTA on Amelia Island. She was very forthright and easy to work with. The Nassau County School System certainly owes her a debt of gratitude. Ive always insisted that these icons be profiled before they pass away. It would mean so much to them and their families. During the next school year, the Nassau County School System should have a moment of silence to honor her. Stanley Bunch Fernandina BeachfntThere has been much discussion by city government regarding the beautification of Eighth Street over the last couple of years, yet little has been done. Even the simple things, planting flowers, flowering trees crepe myrtles seem to do exceptionally well here and add beauty most of the year keeping the streets cleaned of debris and litter. No, none of it has been done before! Then, along comes a private business, and they go beyond what one could hope to make a statement regarding the upgrading of their facility. Hot Paws, owned by the Martinez family, has made such an improvement that it has to be lauded. The comments heard around town from dog lovers, as well as people that wouldnt have a pet, are continuous and flattering. The one question that is reflected by all is, Did they get a grant from the city? I would be the answer is no, because the other constant comment, especially by small business owners, is that the city government isnt business friendly. I dont wish to make this a commentary on city government and its practices, but rather a thank you and congratulations to Hot Paws for their exceptional work. Is the city providing grants, low interest loans, permitting fee reductions, or any other incentives? No matter, the Martinez (family) took it upon themselves to beautify their facility, the Eighth Street corridor and the city as a whole. As a resident, I certainly appreciate it as do many others. John Cascone Fernandina BeachbIm a near native of Fernandina Beach from my home town of St. Simons Island. Im 75 years old and a retired vice president of a 400-employee software company support ing custom software for the telecommunications industry. My wife and I have lived on Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach now for some 21 years. Im currently a registered Republican. Prior to my career in software as a consultant, instructor, program and project management, I spent a little over 15 years as a computer and electronics technician on U.S. Navy submarines. I was perhaps one of the best technicians the Navy ever had. I was first in my class in 90 percent of the fine Navy schools that I attended. I made advancement in the minimum time from E1 to E8; Senior Chief Petty Officer. I completed a Navy Associates Degree college pro gram Summa Cum Laude. As an instructor and supervisor of a state of the art submarine weapons fire control system that was the first fully digital computer system, I revolution ized the training curricula to focus on troubleshooting and problem solving rather that the dictated component function that the sub sailors were no longer authorized to work on. I am extremely troubled with the horrible man in the White House and his cabinet, and equally the Senate and House. One of the most pleasing events of last weekend was that of Robert De Niros statement at (the) Tony awards. He is a beloved and admired Hollywood celebrity. His statement calling out F*** Trump struck the hearts of all the audience including mine. I want to add that the colliery is F*** the Republicans in the Senate and House. The president is abysmal. The Republicans in Congress are beyond the pale. My god, I spent collectively over two years of my life underwater on a missile submarine, fully believ ing that I was protecting all of you Americans from the Soviets. And you have the audacity to support Trump and Russia? I want my two years back. And I want all you Republicans to rot in hell for your support of that miserable traitor Trump. Dennis Stipe Fernandina Beach ffff bbf nn t Editor Note: This column is an excerpt from Tom Purcells humorous book, Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood, available at 84-year-old father still asks me why I did it. The incident, as my family refers to it, dates back to 1973, when my father remodeled our basement into a family room. The project included a small bathroom, which would be the bane of his existence for more than 30 years. You see, my father, always looking to save a buck he had six kids to feed, after all bought the cheapest sink and toilet he could find. Though the sink worked fine, the tiny toilet rarely functioned properly. My father spent much of his spare time unplugging it. He pleaded with us not to use it unless it was an emergency and for goodness sakes dont even think about number two! Armed with this knowledge, then, it is remarkable I did what I did. One Sunday morning, after chomping on a large Washington apple, I lay on the family room couch, too lazy to go upstairs to the kitchen to dispose of the core. I noticed, 12 feet away, that the toilet lid was up. In a moment of insanity, I aimed the core at the toilet and flicked my wrist. The core floated majestically in the air, a perfect trajectory, and landed in the center of the bowl with a satisfying ker-plunk! I later flushed it and never gave it another thought. Over the next six months, the toilet plugged up several times. My father, a maestro with a plunger, was always able to clear the pipe. But one Sunday morning, the tiny commode presented him with the mother of all clogs. Nothing would free it. The plunger failed, but not before my father was soaking wet. Two jars of Drano had no effect. Even a plumbers snake, which my father borrowed from our next-door neighbors, failed to dislodge the blockage. In a fit of rage, my father unbolted the toilet from the floor. In one mighty heave, he lifted it off its mount and set it aside. He knelt before the black hole in the floor. He reached his large paw inside, then his forearm, then his biceps. His head pressed against the damp floor, sweat dripping off his nose, the veins in his temples ready to explode. His eyes lit up. He had something. He carefully removed his biceps, then his forearm, then his paw. He was on his knees now staring at his clenched fist. He unpeeled his fingers slowly. In the center of his palm was a black, rotten apple core. I could go into excruciating detail about my fathers incredible reaction how he ran through the house shouting, Which of my idiot kids flushed an apple core down the toilet? But I wont. I will tell you that my father, unlike bumbling dads presented in the media today, earned our respect. He believed it was his job to help my sisters and me master basic virtues certainly to master common sense and I failed him that day. His powerful model left a profound impact and guides me still. Even at 56, Im filled with joy when I live up to his high standards and make him proud. Im filled with disgust when my actions fall short and make him sad. That is the incredible power my father holds over me. Still, he phones me now and again with a familiar question: Why did you flush an apple core down the toilet? Copyright 2018 Tom Purcell. Tom Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood, a humorous memoir available at, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. Send comments to Tom at Tom@ T nrm P PnnT nR w t rn nfNassau County Commissioners:Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cell), email: Steve Kelley, District 2 Pat Edwards, District 3 George V. Spicer, District 4 Justin M. Taylor, District 5 City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:Mayor: Johnny Miller Vice Mayor: Len Kreger: 432-8398 (home), email: Roy G. Smith Phil Chapman Chip Ross: 410-394-0220 (cell), email: BILL DAY-TALLAHASSEE/CAGLE CARTOONS DAVID FITZSIMMONS-ARIZONA STAR/CAGLE CARTOONSfnLetters must include writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Not all letters are published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32035 Email: Visit us online at 6/14/18 4:43 PM


Nrfntbl A The   Nassau   Sport Fishing   Association will sponsor a seminar on surf fishing by noted guide and instructor Noel Kuhn. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 23 at Burney Park at American Beach, 95570 Burney Blvd. The public is invited, and attendees do not have to be a club member to participate.   This is a class, not   a prac tice session. Participants   need not bring their own equipment.   Several of the topics to be discussed and demonstrated by Kuhn include proper casting techniques with a spinning and conventional rod and reel; shock leaders; size of braid and mono to use, size of leaders; basic surf rigs to use; how to put different fresh bait on the hook (shrimp, crab, clams, fish); the proper way to put a sand spike in; where to find the fish; and, how to handle sharks, rays and catfish. The NSFA is asking people to bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. Water and sodas will be provided.   Learn more about Kuhn by visiting his website, Additional information and reservations are available on the NSFA website, The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote salt water fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote r SPECIALSurf fishing guide Noel Kuhn will conduct a seminar June 23 at American Beach. youth-related community and other civic-minded activities. For information contact Rick Mowery, NSFA board member, at 206-0347 or email info@ Sean Poynter, 28, of Fernandina Beach captured back-to-back national stand-up paddleboard titles on Monday, defending his crown in the 2018 USA Surfing Championships in Oceanside, Calif. He did so in the final heat with a score of 17.87 out of a possible 20. Coming into the event, I knew it was going to be big and wasnt exactly sure how the beach break would shake out with the swell, Poynter said. Well, it was pretty much maxed out, making wave selection and surfing execution critical on your final result. Poynter did his homework. I put in time prior to the event, understanding the waves, the locations of where the waves were breaking, understanding what type of surfing I could do on each defined wave in the seemingly slop conditions and, because of this, I was able to string together great strategy in my heats, he said.   My strategy going into each heat shifted slightly, depending on the tide but, in general, there were three peaks amidst the chaos that I would bounce between and a jetty that I would use as help to get in and out of the break in the difficult conditions, Poynter continued. Each heat I was able to put the strategy into practice and advance through to the final. It wasnt easy, but I was able to find my scoring waves on one of the right-hander peaks with three powerful frontside turns on one wave and two frontside turns on my back up wave. The three-turn wave led to one of my career highest single heat wave scores, a 9.87, and my backup wave an 8. The pressure was on for his opponents. This put me in a position where all the finals competitors needed two new scores to have potential to take the win over me, Poynter said. This lasted up until the final moments, when one of the competitors broke the combination situation with scoring a 9.4 but, given the dying seconds of the heat, he wasnt able to back it up. Poynter captured his second consecutive national SUP title and was named for the seventh time to Team USA, which will compete at the International Surfing Association World Championships later this year in Brazil. Poynter, who started surfing competitively in 1999 and in SUP in 2010, will also compete on the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals World Tour, traveling to New York in September and Gran Canaria, Spain, in December. Results from these events will determine who will be the APP World Champion, equivalent to our overall sport world champion, Poynter said. fntbbtftt KJELL VAN SICESean Poynter of Fernandina Beach is a two-time national stand-up paddleboard champion. He competed in Oceanside, Calif., top and left. SPECIALKayla Bradberry represented Yulee High School in the 29th annual Florida Athletic Coaches Association Softball All Star Classic at Florida Southern College in Lakeland June 1-2. The North team defeated the East team and went on to beat the West team in a 3-2 tie-breaker in the championship game. The senior outfielder hit over .400 for the Lady Hornets this past season. rfntrbrffrrTake Dad out to the ballgame this weekend to celebrate his big day. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have a homestand at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The crustaceans host the Jackson Generals at 7:05 p.m. today. Fans who wear red shirts to support the military save $1 or they may donate it to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. There will be fireworks after the game. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. Saturday. The first 2,000 fans will receive a free Ronnie Van Zant bobblehead doll. There will also be fireworks after Saturdays game. On Sunday, the game starts at 3:15 p.m. Kids can run the bases after the game. There will be a cookout to celebrate Fathers Day. Tickets start at $5. Tickets are available at, by calling (904) 3582846 or by visiting the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office, which will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, noon on Sunday game days and 9 a.m. daily during the week. NEW Sports Fri.indd 1 6/14/18 3:43 PM


rfnThe Kraft Tennis Partners, located at the Kraft Athletic Club, 96120 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach, offers a tennis camp for ages 4-14 at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost for the eight sessions is $25 per child. All equipment will be pro vided, and each camper will receive a T-shirt, snacks and water. For information on the camp, visit www.krafttennis. com or call Jerry Kawecki at 415-0187. tbrfnFaith Christian Academy will be offering athletic train ing camps for boys and girls basketball, boys flag football and girls volleyball for rising fifth through 12th graders. Participants will receive coach ing and instruction from FCA coaching staff, who have numerous years of experi ence, as well as special guest instructors with professional and collegiate experience. Camp will begin each day with a daily devotional and prayer. At the start of camp, each athlete will be filmed for a skills evaluation. Coaches will work on improving the stu skill pertaining to their specific sport. Athletes will be filmed again at the end of training to show areas of improvement and areas still needing work. Athletes have the option of attending three-day ($65), four-day ($85) or five-day ($100) camps. Camp will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with extended care available until 4 p.m. for an additional fee ($10/ day, $25/week). Camps will be held at the FCA Upper School Campus located behind New Life Baptist Church, 464067 SR 200 (at Blackrock Road). Camp dates are June 18-22, girls basketball; July 23-27, boys flag football and girls vol leyball. A registration form must be completed for each participant. For information, contact Coach Glenn Parrish, athletic director for Faith Christian Academy, at 321-2137 or 412-1408.tThe 36th annual Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo, presented by the Nassau Sport Fishing Association, will be held Aug. 4 at the Fernandina Harbor Marina.   It is sanctioned by the Southern Kingfish Association as part of their 2018 Tournament Trail national championship series.   There is a kingfish division and an in/offshore division.   Every entrant can fish one or both divisions. The traditional silent auc tion and raffle will be going on full swing Friday and Saturday.   For food, there will be barbecue along with the fully-equipped Scoops ice cream stand. The Budweiser Beer Wagon will be on hand along with other non alcoholic beverages to help handle the summer heat. There will be live enter tainment on Friday and Saturday evening featuring Larry and the Backtracks on stage.   There will be several boats of various sizes on dis play along with some brandnew trucks from local dealers. The weigh-in is from 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Jacksonville captain Rick Ryals, Florida Sportsman TV and radio per sonality, will be the emcee. Online tournament regis trations are encouraged, but checks will also be accepted. Five days are needed to pro cess a check if it is mailed in, so send them early to receive the early registration fee rate. See all of the registration information and instructions at   VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards are accepted. The early entry deadline is July 20.   Early entry fees are $350 for the kingfish division and $100 for the in/offshore division. Cash prizes up to $10,000, based on the number of boats registered, will be awarded in a special presentation that will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. This year, tournament orga nizers added a second-place cash prize for each species in the in/offshore division part of the tournament. For information, visit www. or call the tourna ment committee at 277-8889. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organi zation, created to develop and 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 munity and other civic-minded activities.frMaster Tom Gagne is offering adult tai chi classes at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and ThursAcademy of Fernandina Beach at paksfernbch@yahoo. com or 261-8660.frAmelia Island Nassau County Youth Lacrosse is a developmental youth lacrosse 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 com pletely volunteer-driven and is looking for adult volunteers, with or without experience. Register at lax. Email aincyouthlacrosse@ or contact organizer Fred McFarlin at (252) 2297033 or 277-6702.frThe 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 a love of the water and boat ing. Current boat ownership or sailing skills are not prereq uisites to joining. Club activi ties throughout the year may include day/overnight excur sions by water and/or land, sailboat racing, social activities such as tubing, swimming with manatees, picnics and parties; as well as assisting with local conservation and environ mental efforts in surrounding waters. Contact Commodore Tom Maguire at (703) 298-1714.bThe Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque pickup games on the petanque courts at Central Park, corner of Atlantic Avenue and South 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.tThe 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 zation created to develop and 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 munity and other civic-minded activities. Contact President Dennis Burke at (256) 453-4744 or email for information.fThe North Florida Bicycle Club offers several organized bicycle rides each week at various times and locations on Amelia Island and in Nassau County. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Helmets and a bicycle in good working condition are required. Bicycle safety will be emphasized at the start of each ride. Cyclists typically split into groups, depending on pace and skill level, and there are options to cut the ride short. Anyone who joins the group will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. Call 261-5160, or visit, or Email items for Sports Shorts to bjones@fbnewslead Call 261-3696. SUBMITTED PHOTOSThe Kraft Tennis Club held its 10th annual Member-Guest Tournament Sunday. There were four levels of competitors. Jackie Dunn and Barbara Rudolph, top left, won the pink level. Ruth Carter and An Lapre, top right, were the purple level. Dave Fortney and Dave Law were blue level winners. Fortney accepts the award from Tim Yeager, right. Tom Bell and David Weihe, left, were the green level champs. Some 80 players and spectators enjoyed the tennis competi tion along with the musical stylings of Early McCall and outstanding food and other refreshments. The event was orga nized by Tim and Kay Yeager and Susie Demille with the tournament committee and Tara Barrineau and members of the social committee. NEW Sports Fri.indd 2 6/14/18 3:25 PM


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Im not a doomsayer like a lot of progressives are, saying its going to be absolutely catastrophic, but its going to be bad if we dont do anything. Especially for Florida, if we dont do anything, its going to ruin our economy. Rohrbaugh said that he shares common ground with Republicans but that members of the GOP have alienated him with negative talk about Mexico. Frankly, there is a lot I like about the Republican Party and I likely would be a Republican if it wasnt for the way that Ive listen to the Republican Party talk about Mexicans, Rohrbaugh said. I grew up in a household with a Mexican mother and a father from Ohio. I want us as Americans to recognize, as George Washington said, that there are only shades between us. We all want basically the same things. We all share the same basic culture and traditions. For too long, politicians in both political parties have just made a very cynical calculation to divide people, to pit people against one another, to make people afraid instead of hopeful. We cant move together alone. We have to work together as Americans. The mass shooting at MSDHS was also one of the events that prompted Ges Selmont, an attorney from Ponte Vedra, to run for Congress. Selmont would like to unseat John Rutherford, R-Fla., currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida District 4. Rutherford was elected to his current office after serving 12 years as Jacksonvilles sheriff. I think its an extremely important time for the First Coast, Selmont said. There are an awful lot of pressures on these coastal communities and I feel that Rutherford is not up to the challenge. I dont think theres anybody in America who knows more about the horrors of gun violence than Duval Countys sheriff, and Rutherford has not held one town hall. Hes avoided meeting with concerned parents. Hes avoided meeting with concerned kids who are scared about going to school. To me, that shows somebody who does not have the ability to do the job. When the hurricane hit, and peoples houses are washed into the sea, their congressman did not come down, walk the beach with these families, did not assure people that the federal government was going to restore access for these communities to the ocean, what the federal government was going to do in terms of sand replenishment and protecting the oldest city in America, because he belongs to a party that doesnt believe the tide is rising. Financial security is also a major issue in the race. Selmont addressed talk in Washington, D.C. about possible cuts to Social Security. Its unconscionable to threaten to mess with peoples Social Security, Selmont said. I dont understand why Paul Ryan and the Republicans are trying to go after Social Security. Thats something people have earned from a lifetime of building this country, by being nurses and teachers and doctors and cops and construction workers. To threaten to take that away or privatize it is unbelievably unsettling. Selmont said one cost to families health care has skyrocketed in recent years due to greed in Washington. Health care is families number one concern, he said. Can they pay the doctor bills? Theres no reason in this country that that should be a familys number one concern. The biggest issue in that is cost containment. When it costs $550 for an EpiPen that saves a kids life from a bee sting or a peanut allergy, thats unconscionable. Thats simply a lack of willpower in Washington. Because you have families who are deciding who gets healthcare in a family of four. Who gets dentist visits? This is a country where there is more than enough for everybody who wants to work for it. You cant just feed pigs at the trough. Selmont said one of the biggest challenges to his campaign is to educate voters. Theres so many snowbirds, transplants and recent transplants who have not followed local elections and local politics, he said. They may be more engaged back at home or the places they moved from. They may have moved here and just registered as an Independent or no party affiliated because they dont follow the local elections. A big part of it is trying to get people engaged. In this area, there are some particular challenges. Geographically, this is a huge district. It runs from the Georgia border to St. Augustine Beach. It has 735,000 people in it, a couple of military bases, tomato farms, suburbs, office parks, pretty much everything except for the urban core of Jacksonville. So, a large part of it is letting people know who their congressman is and what district they are in. All three candidates said they think that the divisiveness that seems to be gripping the country is not indicative of the people in the street. I have a lot of conservative views, and when people start talking, when liberals and conservatives start talking, they find they have more in common, Bussard said. Their values are more in common than they are different. It is the power structure that doesnt want people to have dialogue because divisiveness serves their interests. I think that Democrats and Republicans, average people, are in agreement, Selmont said. I think Democrats and Republicans on Main Street believe the system is rigged. When the hurricane hit, all I saw was people hopping out of trucks, pulling trees out of peoples driveways, chopping up oaks and palms that had fallen in the road. I never saw anybody stop and put the palm leaves back when they saw a Hillary bumper sticker on a car or they saw the man they were helping had a Trump hat on. I see normal people on Main Street going out of their way to get along with each other. rfnAll three candidates said they realize that, to be elected, they need to work toward harmony in government and against stereotypes of Democrats. We have to show people that we are a party of ideas, and those ideas are the ones that FDR, JFK, RFK and Bill Clinton and President Obama have all run and won on, Selmont said. Thats protecting Social Security, thats a strong defense, thats protecting American workers at home and abroad, that is an innovation economy, thats a president challenging industry to go to the moon. Rohrbaugh said he will work against preconceived ideas about the Democratic party. I certainly hope that I can convince Republicans in this area that Im not the stereotype of a liberal that is just going to tax and spend and make programs that are wasteful, he said. I want to take a serious look at the government and say, How can we make a 21st-century government for the state of Florida? How can we integrate technology? How can we use information technology to make things run smoother? Make sure resources are being allocated properly? All the candidates at the event said they want to change the direction in which they believe the country is going. One of the things that has frustrated me in my lifetime, watching politics at the state and national level, is that politicians only seem to be gumming the dyke, Rohrbaugh said. Theyre not looking at long-term solutions to protect our environment, to protect our children, to strengthen our economy. They just do short-term fixes to keep themselves in office. Its going to have to come from my generation coming up and saying we cant accept short-term thinking any longer. We need to plan for the future. The crassness, the crude language thats coming out of Washington and filtering down to local politics, I think, has made a lot of people want to get involved, Selmont said. I think thats what this blue wave in North Florida is. Its values voters standing up this November and saying that the government being a mean-spirit and vengeful government does not reflect the values of people on the first coast. Im furious that (Bean) and his fellow Republicans dont have the courage to speak out about whats going on in Washington, Bussard said. Frankly, I think theyre complicit in the moral decline of this country by their failure to speak, and I think a lot of people feel that way too. If the Republican leadership doesnt get it, what does that say for the future of our state? Its all interrelated. All of these people, including Bean, have worshipped at the altar of the people running the Trump campaign. They have to pay a price for that, I think. Hopefully I will be part of that. Early voting for the primary election will be Aug. 17-25, with the primary election day taking place Aug. 28. The final day for voter registration to be eligible to participate in the primary election is July 30. Currently, all three candidates are running unopposed on the Democratic ticket. Early voting for the general election will be Oct. 26-Nov. 3, with election day taking place Nov. 6. The last day to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 9. For more information about voting in Nassau County and to register, visit from 1A Selmont rfntbbbb nfnbt rf NL 6 col. Fri. 06.15 .indd 10 6/14/18 4:36 PM


rfntbrt r brrr rfnt bnnnnn nnnn nn nnnf n nn n nnnn nnnfn nnn fnnnnnnn nnnn nnn nnnfn ntnnn nnnnn nrfnfnn n nnnnfnfn nnnf nn nn n n n n nnnnnn nn nnnn n nnnn nn nnnnnnnnn n n r fnnnn bbnn nnnn rnnn nn nnfn nnnnn nnnn nnnnn nnnn nnnbnt n nnnn nnnnnn n nnn nb nbnnnnn nnn nnn nnnn nnnn nnnn nnPerhaps no season is better for entertaining than summer. Summer allows hosts and their guests to spill out into the yard, which also allows for bigger parties. But backyard barbecues can quickly grow stale. Individuals who frequently entertain can develop some fresh ideas when hosting crowds. Parties with a theme can put a new spin on festivities, turning a typical day in the yard into a party with a theme can make a party more fun. Hosts and hostesses who develop a theme often find that decorations, food ideas, music, and activities fall easily into place. Kids are not the only ones who can enjoy a theme party. Here are some ideas that fit with a wide variety of events.rfffTaking a road trip to visit a drive-in theater can be an entertaining adventure if you can find one but outdoor movie enthusiasts also can construct an outdoor theater in the comfort of their own backyards. Concession sales provided much of revenue of drive-in theaters in their glory days. When creating an outdoor viewing experience at home, dont forget to make food part of the experience. A classic popcorn maker can keep freshly popped corn ready on demand. In addition, fire up the grill to ensure there are plenty of tasty items available. Projectors enable viewers to display a movie on just about any large, unobscured surface. While a large, hanging sheet can be handy, any smooth surface on your home, such as a large expanse of wall, can do the trick. Projectors now come in various sizes, and there are some pocket-sized varieties that can work with phones and other mobile devices. Create multi-leveled viewing by setting up seating on an incline in the yard, if available. Otherwise, place lawn chairs toward the back and have viewers in the front sit on blankets or towels so they do not obscure the screen for viewers in the back. Choose a family-friendly or kitschy movie to display. Delve into the classics of your movie library. Imagine seeing Jaws on a big screen once more or a cult-classic like Ferris Buellers Day Off. Build in some intermission time when everyone can get up from their chairs or picnic blankets and mingle. Also, plan some preand post-viewing activities. Drive-in theaters were known to include some additional entertainment to boost attendance. Having a dance party or including some carnival-type games can make for a well-rounded and enjoyable night.nfInfuse some sportsmanship into gatherings by giving your party a sports theme. Baseball may be Americas pastime, but soccer, volleyball and tennis are ideal in the warm weather as well. When hosting a baseball party encourage guests to arrive in their favorite team jersey, which will spark conversation and good-natured rivalry between participants. Foods served can be reminiscent of ballpark fare, including fries, pretzels, beer, hot dogs, and any other concession stand foods you can think of. Consider decorating cakes or cookies to look like baseballs or baseball mitts. A highlight of the party can be separating into teams and enjoying a pickup game of the event sport of choice. Turn the yard into a makeshift baseball diamond or set up a net and spike a few balls in a volleyball match. Those who do not want to play can sit on the sidelines and cheer their respective teams.tbbMusic has helped shape popular culture for decades, and the songs of a particular era can spark memories of childhood or romances from summers past. Parties based around a musical theme can unite guests who share the same love of songs and grew up together in a particular era. Choose a period that offers a wide mix of musical influences and styles that appeal to an array of guests. The 1960s, 1970s and 1980s produced many beloved musical acts and also spurred fashion choices that are nostalgic and kitschy. Let the soundtrack set the pace of the party, with guests getting up and dancing to favorite tunes or creating impromptu karaoke sessions. Ask guests to dress up as popular musicians of the era. Now is the time to pull those bell-bottoms or lacy fingerless gloves out of storage boxes in the attic. Give food and drink quirky names that tie into popular movies or songs of the decade. For example, serve Breakfast Club Sandwiches at a party with a 1980s theme. Summer entertaining season is in full swing. Breathe new life into run-of-the-mill barbecues by picking a theme for a party and getting creative. Clockwise: Sue Schraft, Best in Show for LaVue de la Fenstra en Janviert, mixed media. Joe Winston, Second Place for Black/White Gee O, porcelain clay. Linda Johnson, Third Place for Bills Brass, mixed media. Julie Delfs, First Place for Jellies II, acrylics.SUBMITTED PHOTOS nn Few foods are as synonymous with a particular season as watermelon is with summer. For many people, a backyard barbecue or picnic in the park is not complete without a refreshing slice of fresh watermelon. But while watermelon is most often associated with dessert at warm weather soirees, this beloved fruit is much more versatile than that. For example, watermelon can be used to make a refreshing beverage for guests of your next outdoor get-together. Easy to prepare and ideal on warm afternoons and evenings, the following recipe for Pressed Watermelon With Basil Water from 50 Refreshing, Healthy, Homemade Thirst Quenchers (Harvard Common Press) is sure to cool down your guests. Makes 6 servings. 4 cups watermelon 6 to 8 large basil leaves 1/4 teaspoon white wine vinegar 4 cups chilled still water Pinch of sea salt 1. Combine the watermelon chunks and basil in a colander placed over a large bowl. Using a metal ladle or spoon, press the watermelon to extract as much juice as possible (the remaining pulp should be fairly dry). 2. Season the juice with the sea salt and vinegar and strain through a finemesh sieve into a large pitcher. Add the water, stir and serve. feta and tomato salad, shortbread cookies an unexpected twist. EL146229ntbbttnt btn NL 6 col. Fri. 06.15 .indd 13 6/14/18 10:10 AM


Dr. Roger Smith will present The Last Union Jack: What Really Happened During the Final Evacuation of Loyalists? at the Amelia East Florida remained the months before the last British Island Museum of History is The award-winning romantic comedy Guys and Dolls Amelia Community Theatre is currently presentcomedy A Midsummer but her father demands Oberon and Queen Titania are restored by the end of the Auto Legends Amelia Cars and Conversation will meet Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon rfr r frfrn tbtbr frnb rrr frWednesday, June 13 Solution St. Marys Little Theatre will hold auditions for its season opener, An Evening with the Stars, An Evening with the Stars The American Legion will host a Riders Steak Dinner oil and cold wax painting workshop Do you have questions about family history research The Amelia Island hold its regular monthly meeting Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes Ballroom On Amelia is at or the Ballroom on Amelia The Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1983 will hold its 35-year reunion Community Yoga + Wellness will host a belly dance workshop Sandra Baker-Hinton will teach Local artist Lisa Inglis will host painting parties during the summer Tickets are on sale at Amelia Community Theatre for the musical theater camp production of Disney and Mary Poppins Jr. Community Yoga + Wellness will hold back care healing yoga classes The Friends of the Library Book Club will meet Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn by Being Daisy Miller by Henry by The Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1978 is planning its 40-year reunion. The Hilliard Branch Library will offer beginning Spanish classes Learn tai chi at an evening Ms. Ernie Albert, director of the Peck Center Library, will host children in pre-K through second grade at a new Story & Activity Hour Murray and the Fernandina Professional, traditional acrylic painting classes Resin epoxy, dirty pour art classes Four six-week adult beginning guitar classes are The Amelia Knitting Club Kings Bay RC Modelers Bingo is played every Thursday Lions Club bingo, ACBL Duplicate Bridge, Contract bridge, Monday Living With Loss Dust off your drumsticks, Contract bridge, Monday Tour Island Museum of History for Living in Recovery is a Overeaters Anonymous meets Submit event announcements/briefs to Calendar Listing c/o 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034;; or 261-3696.rfntfbFive Points Baptist Church at 736 Bonnieview Road in Fernandina Beach will hold Game On Vacation Bible School from 6 to 9 p.m. June 24-29. For information, call 261-4615.nnLooking for a Bible-based good time for your child or grandchild this summer? Look no further! Register today for Vacation Bible School at Amelia Plantation Chapel, which has an exciting week of interactive, energizing, Bible-based good times planned for June 25-29 from 9 a.m. to noon daily. Register online at or call the church office at 477-0144. The church is located at 36 Bowman Road on Amelia Island.nnbfnntfAll children from pre-k through fifth grade are welcome to attend Yulee United Methodist Churchs Who.o.o.o is Jesus? Vacation Bible School scheduled for 6-8 p.m. July 9-13. Bible lessons, music, crafts, food, drink and lots of fun will be included. Parents should call 336-5381 for more information and to register. Yulee UMC is located at 86003 Christian Way in Yulee. DONT LITTERSP SP A A Y ~ NEUTER Y ~ NEUTER A Public Service Announcement by The News-Leader


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SANDWICHES(Served with a side and drink) Pork $ 8.95 Beef Brisket... $11.95 Chicken (chopped) $ 8.95 Rib (bone-in) $10.95 Turkey Breast (smoked) $11.95 Island Burger with cheese $10.95 DINNERS(Served with two sides) Pork $11.95 Beef Brisket $14.95 Chicken (white meat) $11.95 Chicken (dark meat) $10.95 Rib (bone-in) $14.95 Turkey Breast (smoked) $12.95 Shrimp Dinner (slaw & FF) $12.95 FRIED CHICKEN(2 pieces with 2 sides & drink) Dark $7.95 White $8.95 3 piece bucket $13.95 BREAKFAST BUFFETMonday-Friday 7am 10am LUNCH BUFFETMonday Friday 11am 2pm HOURS:Monday Friday 7am 9pm Saturday 12pm 9pm, Sunday 12pm 6pm 1925 S. 14th Street, Suite 5(904) 624-7811 Monday Friday Breakfast & Lunch BuetMonday thru Friday 7am 9pm Saturday 12pm 9pm Sunday 12pm 6pm Breakfast ............ $ 8. 95 Lunch .............. $ 11 951925 S. 14th Street, Suite #5 904-624-7811Fernandina Beach, FL 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 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 CRAB CAKES Best Best of theGirl Scouts of Gateway Council has announced 2018 summer camps open to girls of Northeast Florida. This year, GSGC is offering summer camp experiences at two different locations. Camp Kateri near Gainesville and North Fork in Middleburg will be the selected sites for Girl Scout activities this summer and will offer a variety of session themes that will allow campers to earn Archery, Gardener, Adventurer, STEM and Survival badges. Camp Kateri will offer multiple resident camps throughout the months of June, July and August. Resident camps are overnight camps for girls of varying ages to practice independence, test their ideas and try new things. At Camp Kateri, campers can participate in activities such as swimming, kayaking, outdoor skills, arts and crafts, canoeing and archery. The North Fork Leadership Center will host day camps where campers can enjoy the wonders of nature with canoeing and archery. Day campers may also choose the STEM emphasis camp to combine nature with the sciences such as robotics, photography, astronomy and more. Beyond day camps at North Fork, the North Fork campsite offers girls the option of a twoor three-night stay to test out a traditional camp experience. Girls choosing to try a sampler overnight camp will sleep in a cabin, cook over a fire at night and enjoy camp activities including swimming, boating, shooting and making smores. Teens who have completed high school will be able to earn their Counselor in Training designations. For more information about the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council 2018 summer camp offerings and how to register, visit or contact TriciaRae Stancato at 421-3484.rfnAmelia Community Theatre has announced its slate of 2018 summer camps for children and teens. Registration for all camps can be completed by going online to, by calling 261-6749 or by visiting the ACT box office. Two-Week Musical Theater Camp June 18-30, 9 a.m. to noon; ages 8-12; tuition $200 June 18-30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; ages 12-17; tuition $230 This camp will present a production of Mary Poppins Jr. on ACTs Main Stage at 207 Cedar St. in Fernandina Beach at 7 p.m. June 29 and 1 p.m. June 30. Campers must be available for the performances to sign up for the camp. 8 year olds must have completed the second grade or equivalent; 12 year olds have the option of registering for either the morning or the all-day session. Two-Week Shakespeare Camp July 2-14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; ages 12-18; $150 This camp will present performances of King Lear at 7 p.m. July 13 and 14 in ACTs Studio Theatre at 209 Cedar St. in Fernandina Beach. Campers must be available for the performances to sign up for the camp. tfbrfRoyal Amelia Dance Academy will host several weekly camps this summer. Each camp will be split into three classes by age group 4-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years. Each class will be limited to 15 students. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $140 per week or $496 for all four weeks. Lunch will not be provided; students should bring their own lunches with water. Each week will conclude with a family theatrical performance at Amelia Musical Playhouse. Sing Your Heart Out July 2-6: Students will act as their favorite characters, like Buster Moon, Rosita and Ash, as they sing and dance to hit songs and will create their own talent show props and animal costumes. Live performance is at 2:30 p.m. July 6. Harry Potter July 9-13: Students will create magical props, act as Hermione, Ginny, Draco, Dobby and more, join a Hogwarts House and sign and dance to new songs. Live performance is at 2:30 p.m. July 13. Princess on the Bayou July 16-20: Students will bring Princess Tiana to life along with her friends and their singing frogs, act as Tiana, Charlotte, Juju, Mama Odie, Stella, Evangeline and Prince Naveen, sing songs like Down in New Orleans and Almost There, create costumes and props for cooking, dance and frogs, draw and paint the backdrop and dance to the great sounds of New Orleans. Live performance is at 2:30 p.m. July 20. Good Is the New Bad July 23-27: Students will act as Evie, Mal, Harry Hook, Jay, Uma and their famous parents, sing songs from the movie, create their own magical costumes, looks and props, design backdrops for Auradon and the Isle of the Lost and dance. Live performance is at 2:30 p.m. July 27.rrrBeginning guitar summer camps for children from 9 to 12 years of age and 13 to 19 years of age are being offered by the Nassau County Adult Education Department this summer. They will run for one hour Monday through Thursday the weeks of June 18 and 25 and the weeks of July 9, 16 and 23. The 9 to 13 year old camps will be at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. The 13 to 19 year old camps will be at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. The camps will be held in the Team Center at the Nassau County School Districts administration building at 1201 Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina Beach. The class limit for each class is six. Cost is $40 for instruction and materials. Guitars will be available for use in the class. Students will learn basic chords and well known songs to go with the chords they have learned. Different chords will be taught in each of the weekly sessions so you could mix and match the sessions as well. Call Michelle at 650-8231767 to register and for more information.Ki-lin Stables in Yulee is offering camps for children 5-13 who are interested in horses. The camps are suitable for beginner to advanced riders and will include daily riding, basic equestrian care, arts and crafts and other horse-related activities. The camp will have three sessions: June 25-29 and July 16-20. The cost of each session is $250 per participant and runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snacks and drinks provided. Care before and after camp hours is an additional $10 per hour. Sibling discounts and single day prices are available. A non-refundable deposit of $125 or tuition paid in full is required at least 14 days before the first day of each session. Cash, checks and PayPal are accepted. For information, call 446-8643.Arts Alive Nassau is offering the following summers camps. Swashbucklers & Sea Fairies: An arts and crafts camp for students from 9 to 12 that will use artistic and creative talents in a variety of ways while focusing on themes of pirates and mermaids. Cost of $75 includes all supplies; Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon; June 18-20 at New Vision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee; June 25-27 at Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Ave., Fernandina Beach; Drums & Rhythm: Les DeMerle, worldrenowned drummer and artistic director of the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, is offering this camp, designed to develop rhythm and enhance musical skills in drummers and percussionists as well as students of any instrument. Students will require a drum practice pad and a pair of drumsticks, both can be purchased at the first session. For ages 9 and up. Cost of $120 includes six sessions Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon July 9-11 and 16-18 at New Vision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee To register for either camp, contact Arts Alive Nassau at 310-9243 or arts.alive.nassau@gmail. com. For information, visit Nassau County Boys & Girls Clubs will conduct summer academies at both the Lime Street and Old Nassauville Road clubs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Aug. 6. The camps are open to ages 6 to 18 and costs $360, which includes nine weeks of all-day specialized programs, field trips, swimming athletics, technology and more. Family discouns are available as well as free and reduced lunches. Call 491-9102 to register at the Lime Street club and 261-1075 for the Old Nassauville Road club.nrrrMs. Shannons Summer Camps is offering the following classes: Pamper Me! Spa Mad Scientist Shark Tank Inventor My Dolly and Me: Best Friends My Dolly and Me: Celebrate the Holidays Art World Explorer The camps range in price from $130 to $155 and are scheduled for June and July. To register, visit or call 904-556-1568.rrA nonprofit organization that supports the arts in Nassau County, the Island Art Association is offering a childrens art camp from July 16-20 in its Art Education Building, adjacent to the Gallery at 18 N. Second St. in Fernandina Beach. The camp is for ages 7 to 14 and will run daily from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The fee is $30 for the week and includes art supplies and a daily snack. The camp will offer a variety of exciting experiences including the opportunity to be taught by experienced working artists and teachers, a visit to the Gallery to view and discuss artwork, and many exciting projects to engage and entertain the students. Payment is required with enrollment, which may be made at the Gallery beginning April 30.rrfGPA is holding camps for three different age groups at its 474321 East S.R. 200/AIA location in Yulee (next to Woodys Bar-BQ). Only 12 students will be accepted into each class. Pro-rated weeks are available for some of the camps. For more information or to register, call 491-1111 or email Strength/Conditioning, ages 12 and up For athletes desiring improved strength, speed, mobility, and explosiveness Train on injury prevention, endurance, and vertical Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Continues through Aug. 2 (closed July 2-5) $240 for 8 weeks or 16 sessions Athletic Development, ages 9 to 12 Development of mind and body Build coordination and flexibility and boost athleticism Learn how to move effectively and efficiently Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Continues through Aug. 2 (closed July 2-5) $240 for 8 weeks or 16 sessions GPA Fun Camp, ages 6 to 8 Develop overall athleticism/fundamentals Enhance coordination, balance and agility Have fun and learn about nutrition Camp sessions run four days from 2 to 3:30 each day Sessions are June 18-21, July 9-12, and July 23-26 $100 per weekly camp NL 6 col. Fri. 06.15 .indd 15 6/14/18 10:18 AM


rf 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 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 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Nursery/Childrens church provided Located near Yulee Winn-Dixie 96038 Lofton Square Court 904-491-0363 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 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 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 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 Each Sunday this summer, First Presbyterian is hosting a variety of presentations focused on cherishing Gods creation here on our beautiful island. They are free to the public. Please come for coffee at 9:30 a.m. and stay for the presentation that begins at 9:50 a.m. and last approximately 50 minutes. June 17 Egans Creek with Kathy Russell, aquatics and greenway manager, city of Fernandina Beach June 24 Growing Trees with Vernon Hiott, Rayonier Inc. The church is located at 9 North Sixth St. in Fernandina Beach with special needs parking space available in the FPC lot on North Fifth Street. For more information, contact 261-3837 or or visit St. Michael Catholic Church holds a Taiz service, which consists of musical chants sung repeatedly and includes a period of silence, a scripture reading and prayer intercessions. A small ensemble of singers and musical accompaniment help the participants enter into a prayerful state as they blend their voices with the ensemble. Start the summer season this year by coming to a quiet place for reflection. The St. Michael Taiz ensemble invites you to attend a 35-minute program of subdued musical chants and prayers. Feel free to take a break from the distractions of the world and meet our Lord and feel the power of His Love in communal song and prayer. Please join us and bring a friend Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. in St. Michael Church, located at North Fourth and Broome streets.How do we walk worthily and bring glory to God when we it seems like life isnt being fair? Join us at 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, as the Apostle Paul answers in the last chapters of the book of Epheisans. Dont miss this opportunity to worship, study and fellowship with other believers. The Salvation Army Hope House is located at 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach.bPastor Christopher Fowler and First Lady Yashica Fowler and the members of Historic Franklintown United Methodist Church at 1415 Lewis St. in American Beachwill celebrate the churchs 130th anniversary and host a Renaming of the Church Dedication Service at 3 p.m. June 24. The guest speaker will be Pastor Timothy Simmons of St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church of Jacksonville. RSVP no later than June 20 to or 277-2726.The Son of Allen will have its Mens Day program, Strong Men of Faith, at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Reverend Dr. Helen Jackson is the pastor. The messenger is Reverend Ron Rawls of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Saint Augustine. Please join us at Prince Chapel A.M.E. Church, located at 95189 Hendricks Road in Fernandina Beach.Ed Weihenmayer, a member of the Amelia Plantation Chapel, will offer the sermon Sunday, July 1, at both the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services. Speaking as a patriot and Marine Corps pilot who flew more than 100 combat missions in the Vietnam War, Weihenmayers Independence Day message will take us from our founding as a nation whose leaders and buildings and declarations thanked and honored Almighty God for our very existence to todays challenging culture in which many are trying to push God to the sidelines. Weihenmayer will challenge Gods soldiers to bring their talents and passion to this battlefield, so that we all might continue to enjoy the freedoms and values of our loving God. Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36 Bowman Road on Amelia Island. For more information, call 2774414 or visit Fathers Day becomes a special day in the study of relationships, which may be the greatest element of success in our lifetimes. There are so many ways for us to say, Thanks, dad, to our fathers. There are three that come to mind that seem like they are universal for many Dads and perhaps could be considered among their greatest gifts to all of us: thanks for material provision, faithful instruction and godly illustration. These three have always stood the test of time for generations. In the area of material supply, we can learn a powerful lesson from I Timothy 5:8 that, if a father doesnt provide basic needs for his family, he has denied the faith of Christ and should be considered to be worse than an unbeliever. We stop and try to think of people we might know that do not provide for their own and may come up drawing a blank. Well, thats a wonderful thought. In the real world right here in our own community, this aspect exists, and we need to reach out. In the area of faithful instruction, we can learn from Ephesians 6:4 that we shouldnt put our kids down, but teach them and instruct them personally about Jesus Christ. This isnt an easy one guys! I remember, and Im sure many of you do too, being instructed by our Fathers. I personally remember being instructed by my own dad many times, and even though the Scriptures tell us to bring our children up with loving discipline, I was sometimes instructed from a less than loving perspective, depending on the issue. We all might remember that it wasnt uncommon to hear things like because I said so, I dont care what the other guys are doing, and pay attention or else! And to top that all off, many of our dads, including mine, had a hair trigger temper and he wasnt used to speaking more than once on any given topic! My dad didnt ever count to three! I personally learned very quickly when he gave an instruction, especially in a raised voice, to make sure my selective hearing was on maximum; I was afraid not to! He didnt use a belt, but watch out for other nearby hard objects! Was that system by any means perfect? Of course not, even though we look and compare the way we were raised with the parents of today, we realize where the mistakes were and can encourage others to make course corrections based upon our experiences, and hopefully by the rules the scriptures tell us. We can learn as young Dads and seasoned granddads by what we see just about any day. How many times have we been to one of the kids baseball or soccer games and observed some parents yelling at their kids from the stands, expressing displeasure with their performance or instructions? How many of these impressionable boys and girls are scolded after the game because a dad thinks he knows better, only cares about the W or worse yet, tries to relive his past, relive a memory or attain a missed success through their kids! All at the expense of his childs feelings and proper character modeling! Many of these kids just want to blurt it out to their dad by saying, What about telling me what I did right instead of wrong! A good father is a character building coach. The score will be long forgotten but the positive character lesson shown his kids will remember a lifetime. Faithful instruction, Gods way, is paramount to being a successful dad. As a successful, respected dad, youll always be in the spotlight. Dont take a chance on looking back with guilt and sadness later in life by saying, I took my kids to school, but not to church. I taught them to drink, but not of the living water. I put them in little league, but not in Sunday school. I taught them how to fish, but not how to become fishers of men. I taught them that the church was full of hypocrites, but didnt recognize them and myself, and that I was dealing with matters of eternity at the kids expense. I gave them the keys to the car, but did not give them the keys to the Kingdom of God! Dads must also lead by godly example. Paul spoke in I Corinthians 11:1 to follow the example of Christ in our lives. On the other hand, lets not be too hard on ourselves. Paul wasnt perfect and neither are we. There are many things we have all done in our lives that that we dont want our kids doing, or dont meet Scripture standards. But remember, we all have also done some good and godly things that we hope our kids will model. The most important of these is loving others and demonstrating positive works of service to them. When our faith is grounded in Jesus Christ, we have the best opportunity to raise our kids and grandkids by making our homes and everyday lives a positive place for great relationships with them and success for their futures. I wish every dad a wonderful Fathers Day! May the whole day and every day be filled with celebration, reunion, reconciliation and wonderful memories with your children and families and most of all love. May God extend many blessings to you and yours. It is by His grace we are saved, and by His will and word we live.In our world, and sadly in our country, a clash of worldviews can turn violent. Christianity has something unique to say about this. The Christian church has a solution. And, one hopes, it provides an example that shows a loving alternative. In Hebrews 12:14, Christians are commanded to pursue peace with everyone. Theologian Richard Mouw points out that the operative word in this verse is the verb: pursue. The writer of Hebrews, Mouw says, is telling us that peace doesnt come easily. It has to be chased down, and its only won through constant struggle. Whats more, for those who see the world through a biblical lens, the race never ends. We live face-to-face and work side-by-side with people who hold different views, live by different standards, and see societys pressing issues whether free speech, religious liberty, gender identity, or sexuality from an altogether foreign perspective. How can we pursue peace with people who are so different? We may be tempted to give up. Everywhere, it seems, the social bond is frayed beyond mending. But as Mouw points out, the writer of Hebrews lived in a fractured culture, too. He was surrounded by strange religions and mindbending debauchery, and the mainstream culture of his day, like ours, tended to scoff at meddlesome Christians. Still, he urged his first readers to pursue peace, and he instructs us to do the same. Therefore, we have no choice but to be respectful and engaged. We have no choice but to to strive for peace, even as we claim that all beliefs, values, and worldviews arent equal. Itd be easier to keep quiet; to simply tolerate others views. But some judgments must be made. The prophet Isaiah, for example, warns Gods people, Woe to those who call evil good and good evil (Isaiah 3:20). The Apostle John instructs fellow Christians to, test the spirits to see whether they are from God (1 John 4:1). And in his letter to the Galatian church, the Apostle Paul in the same passage where he tells the congregation to cultivate kindness, patience, and generosity also charges them to oppose works of the flesh, including sexual immorality, impurity, and drunkenness. Were to love those outside the church, too. Were to care about their health and safety and want them to live satisfying lives. Which begs the question: Would simple toleration cause people to thrive? If friends or family members abused alcohol, drugs, or sex if they refused to work or if they consumed 10,000 calories a day is toleration the best reply? When the writer of Hebrews told us to pursue peace, did he mean for us to simply ignore destructive behavior? The answer, of course, is no. So what did he have in mind? Not surprisingly, Jesus provides a good example. When Jesus met the woman at the well (John 4: 7-26) He knew about her sexual indiscretions, and He didnt hesitate to talk about them. He told her that she had been with five men and was, even then, entangled in adultery. As Scott Sauls points out in his book Jesus Outside the Lines, Christ didnt flinch from explaining that sex and men could never provide the satisfaction she craved. But He didnt browbeat her, either. He didnt beat her over the head with His Bible. Instead, Sauls points out, He saw beneath her distorted behavior to the need and emptiness that were driving it. With kindness, Jesus told her that only He could quench her thirst forever. Respectfully, He described how she had tried to satisfy her soul with men and sex. And then explained that He alone could give her her what six partners had failed to deliver. When Jesus befriended prostitutes and tax collectors, He didnt ignore their sin; He loved them in spite of it. When He called Mary Magdalene and Zacchaeus, He also called them to change their ways and become faithful disciples. Thats the wide-open acceptance we owe to everyone. For their sakes and for the good of a gentle and courteous culture we never turn a blind eye to destructive behavior. Thats hardly civil, and it is never kind. When Jesus dealt with wayward people He saw their sin and confronted it. But He saw their potential, too. He affirmed them as Gods image bearers and looked to the future, to their potential for living as faithful children of God. He showed us how to pursue peace with those who are different, because no one is beyond redemption. 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. comrffntrbffbbtr fbrtnnrb f NL 6 col. Fri. 06.15 .indd 16 6/14/18 10:21 AM


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