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The news-leader
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News-leader (Fernandina Beach, Fla.)
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Fernandina Beach News-Leader, Foy R. Maloy Jr. - Publisher
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rfntb rffnnftbfffnfn rf rrfrn rtrb rf rf rrf rrfrn trbrrrrnnrf Big changes and choices are coming for thousands of Medicaid recipients in Nassau County. According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which runs Medicaid in Florida, enrollees in Florida Medicaid should expect to receive information this fall about new options and benefits to choose from. The AHCAs news release says it has negotiated the broadest benefit package ever available to Florida Medicaid recipients. Medicaid recipients might include people 65 or over, but it is specifically meant to cover low-income families, including pregnant women, people of all ages with disabilities, and people with limited means who need long-term care. Financial eligibility for Florida Medicaid is complicated, according to the agencys site: The state considers both the applicants income and assets. In 2018, the individual (income) limit for an applicant is $2,250 per month. For couples, when both parties are applying, the joint income limit is $4,500/month. Funded by both the state and federal governments, Medicaid programs are managed by each state individually. In Florida, applications for Medicaid are made through the Department of Children and Families and administered by the AHCA. The AHCA intends to award contracts to nine health plans of the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care system SMMC and will offer 55 additional benefits this fall, including substance abuse treatment and mental health, group and individual therapy, enhanced pain management services to provide alternatives to the use of opioids, preventative dental services and treatment for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Those with a serious mental illness will have the option to enroll in a specialty plan specifically designed to serve those diagnoses. A specialty plan focused on serving children in Floridas child welfare system will also be available. Two new provider-based health plans, known as Provider Service Networks, or PSNs, (will) service recipients receiving Managed Medical Assistance and Long Term Care services, according to the AHCA, as a result of a re-procurement process required every five years. An objective of the re-procurement process, according to the AHCA, is to increase the percentage of enrollees receiving long-term care services in the community instead of a nursing facility. Shelisha Coleman, press secretary for the AHCA, said that the Agency will notify all enrollees of their new plan options and all enrollees will have the opportunity to select a plan, but Coleman could not give a specific date when enrollees will be notified. Final decisions around timelines are still pending, but once finalized, information will be made available to the public, Coleman wrote in an email. She said enrollees would be notified of their new options by U.S. mail. The AHCA will provide assistance in making a decision about the new benefits and plans through Choice Counselors, which can be reached at and (877) 711-3662. In-person appointments can also be arranged. In 2013, the AHCA ushered in the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care system. The move to managed care plans was based on the premise that managed care might help recipients stay out of nursing homes, according to the Nolo Network. SMMC programs provide nursing care, birthing center services, assistive care, emergency services, hospital inpatient and outpatient services, hearing and hospice services, mental health services, physician and physician assistant services, prescription drugs, respiratory equipment and supplies, substance abuse treatment services, transportation to access covered services, and more. Go to for more information. There are two programs under the SMMC system: the Managed Medical Assistance program, known as MMA, and the Long-Term Care Managed Care LTC program. As of May 1, there were 9,041 Nassau County residents receiving services through the MMA program and 231 residents receiving LTC assistance.MMA plans cover services such as prescriptions, doctors visits and hospital stays, according to the ACHA. The state selects providers to the MMA plans through a competitive process. Providers are nationally accredited and are chosen based on credentials, quality indicators, and price, according to fact sheets provided by the ACHA. Like traditional health insurance policyholdrfIn the middle of Amelia Island is an open green space. With over 3,000 trees, the 34-acre park is owned and maintained by the city of Fernandina Beach. It attracts visitors from around the world, some of whom, according to the manager of the facility, come to the island and stay through the winter just to visit it. That park is the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Bill Melton Road. The City Commission answered rumors it is considering selling the golf course at its June 19 meeting, with all commissioners present emphatically refusing a sale. The controversy started when it was made public that a real estate agent had found qualified buyers for the property as well as the citys marina. Florida golf, as an industry, has been in a nosedive since the 2008 recession. According to an investigation by USA TODAY Network-Florida, The states municipal golf courses have lost nearly $100 million over the past five years. While some dipped into reserves or found one-time sources of revenue, overall these countyand city-owned courses required $64.9 million in subsides to stay afloat. Everybody is struggling, Fernandina Beach Golf Clubs general manager, Steve Murphy, told the News-Leader Theres no doubt the golf industry has bottomed out. While the citys Finance Department could not furnish hard numbers to the News-Leader confirming how much the citys general fund has subsidized the course, Murphy said the golf club is very close to breaking even or making a little bit of money, if you look at its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The golf course carries debt from investing in a clubhouse that was built in 1999 and an irrigation system. Murphy said the loan would be repaid in 2020. He said the Fernandina Beach Golf Clubs financial situation is not unusual. There are very few public golf courses in this country that make JULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADERMarian Phillips notarizes affidavits as part of a drive to collect notarized testimony of customary beach use. Those documents could be used by city and county governments to mitigate the potential effects of a new Florida law, HB 631. According to Mac Morriss, who is spearheading efforts along with Lowell Hall and Citizens for Public Beaches and Shores, as of June 18, the group had collected 60 percent of its goal of 10,000 affidavits in 21 days. A beach family gathering is scheduled for 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Peters Point Beach Front Park. The public is invited. If you love the beach, come on down, Hall said in a Facebook post. rfThe Fernandina Beach City Commission answered questions about possibly selling the Fernandina Harbor Marina with a resounding no Tuesday night, and surprised stakeholders with an idea that flips the entire marina repair project on its head. The city has been rife with talk recently after it was announced that commissioners had received notice that there are qualified buyers interested in buying the marina. At the June 19 meeting, Commissioner Phil Chapman said he opened a can of proverbial worms when he out of curiosity asked Laura DiBella, executive director of the Nassau County Economic Development Board and director of the Ocean Highway and Port Authority, if there were, in fact, parties interested in purchasing the marina. Chapman said DiBella told him there are interested parties, so he contacted a marine broker just to see if there was any interest. Chapman said he has doubts regarding the citys ability to repair and operate the marina, which has not been fully operational since Hurricane Matthew hit the area in October 2016. I realize there is no question this city deserves a first class marina, he said. However, Im not sure that the city will ever have the financial ability to provide that. I just dont see it happening given the track record of the citys poor maintenance. I point to the Vuturo building on the waterfront, and our parking lot out back (of City Hall). Those are good examples of how well we take care of the things we own. The dilapidated tt ntb nbJULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADERThe Fernandina Harbor Marina, which has been called the jewel of the community, will stay under the ownership of the city of Fernandina Beach for now. Plans to get the marina up and running at full capacity have been a work in progress for nearly two years. City leaders are considering changing the order in which different parts of that project will be performed and hope to have all the repairs done by Shrimp Festival 2019. nnnrf nfn MARINA Continued on 10A MEDICAID Continued on 5A GOLF Continued on 5ArfNassau County Commissioner Steve Kelley has dropped his bid for re-election to his District 2 seat this fall. He announced his withdrawal on June 19 in a letter to Supervisor of Elections Vicki Cannon. Kelley could not be reached for comment before the print deadline. According to Kelleys sister and former Fernandina Beach City Commissioner Pat Gass, Kelley made the decision not to run in order to travel and spend time with his family. Gass said that Kelleys wife, Bernice, retired when the couple sold their business, Kelley Termite & Pest Control, three years ago. Kelley will retire in November of this year, Gass said, and plans to travel after his retirement. He was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2010, defeating incumbent Mike Boyle. Kelleys campaign was listed as having $100,000 in funds as of Thursday. Two other Republican candidates are running for the office, Aaron Bell, who has qualified, and Dawn Hagel, who has only filed.f NL 6 col. Fri. 06.22 .indd 1 6/21/18 4:23 PM


rfSt. 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. 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 one and use sponsor code 34851. Walk-ins are always welcome.ntbrThe 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. nrApplications are now available for the 20182019 Leadership Nassau program, sponsored by the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce. Application deadline is Monday, July 2, by 5 p.m. Designed to develop community lead ers, the program provides an understanding of the problems, opportunities and issues fac ing the communities within Nassau County. The program also fosters the development of ment that encourages the establishment of new relationships and communication networks between the participants. Class topics range from economic development to health issues and social concerns. For information or an application, contact Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at 261-3248 or info@nassau Fernandina Beach resident Ron Sapp will address the Clinch Historical Society with a presentation about the different issues and people that have kept Fernandina such an interesting place in which to live since 1950 at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Amelia Island Museum of History, according to a news release. ent city managers, city attorneys and commis sioners. He knows politics from the inside as he was elected city commissioner for the first time in 1978 and served eight terms off and on as mayor. He regularly contributes to the Fernandina Beach News Leader, the release states. Sapp has lived in Fernandina Beach since he was two years old. He went to all the schools here. He married Kasey, his wife of 50 years. Ron and Kasey have two children: Sherri, who lives in Fernandina Beach, and Lori, now living in Gainesville, the release con tinues. Sapp has also been a teacher at Fernandina Beach High School since 1988. After taking psychology and Honors U.S. History part-time. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The museum is located at 233 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. For more information, contact clinchhis has announced that the school is accepting scholarships from the AAA Scholarship Foundation. This nonprofit orga nization awards annual scholarships for tuition and fees and is privately funded to assist eli gible students attend an eligible private school of their choice. The Foundation works with schools in several states, including Florida, to make Academic Achievement Accessible. Scholarships are income-based, offering a families. For private school opportunities, visit Fernandina Beach Christian Academy located at 1600 S. Eighth St. in Fernandina Beach or call 491-5664 to schedule an appointment.ttrrCan 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. 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, Medicare drug costs, Medicare monthly premi um, deductibles and copays, call Meg McAlpine at 530-6359 to schedule your private appoint ment. Appointments are being scheduled today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. r 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, 103 Centre St. Donations are welcome. Checks should be made payable to Community Hospice and rtrA 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.rrrtrA free support group for survivors of Wednesday of each month at Family Support Services in Yulee. For more information, contact Lori Armstrong at 716-5390 or larm brVisit or call 904399-8535.ttHealing 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 information, contact Mary Mercer at 415-1881 or Joni Reid at 556-6767.brtThe 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.Do 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.rtA 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 f b Mrs. Jimmie Joyce Vanzant Johns, 91, of Yulee, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at UF Health North in Jacksonville. Born May 28, 1927 in Kings Ferry, Fla., she was a daughter of the late James William and Irene Vanzant. She graduated from high school in Hilliard and met her future husband, Nolan Johns, uptown in Fernandina while she was visiting her sister, Marjorie Johnson. She was a lifelong resident of Nassau County and longtime resident of Fernandina Beach. Her marriage to Nolan would last 68 years until his passing in 2013. Together they would raise a family and serve their church, Five Points Baptist Church, for many years. Across those years she would remain active in the church where she taught Sunday school and worked in a variety of minis tries. She had the special honor of being the first Youngest mother to be recognized by the church on Mothers Day and was honored as the Oldest mother last Mothers Day. Her family will remember her as being a deter mined lady who would work in her yard and amaze them with her strength and endurance. Memories of her using anything she found to complete a task in the yard would always bring a smile to their faces. Whether it was a pair of scissors to trim a bush or a kitchen knife to hack away at limb, she would find a way to accomplish what she wanted to do. After her love of her Lord and Savior and her church, she always loved and cherished her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Broward Vanzant, Bernard Vanzant, Marjorie Irene Vanzant Johnson, and Sadie Vanzant Peeples. She leaves behind her daughter, Judy Johns Cannon and her husband, Arthur Eugene, of Yulee, and her son, James Nolan Johns and his wife, Ronda, of Kingsland, Ga.; and her grandchildren, Tamara Sloan, Jamie Johns, Justin Johns, Zachary Johns, Jessica Hutto, Art Cannon, Genia Rich, Pam Hammond, and Roy Cannon; as well as several great grandchildren and extended family members. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Five Points Baptist Church with Pastor Frank Camarotti officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10 a.m. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at 2 p.m. in Brickyard Cemetery near Kings Ferry. Please share your memories and condolences at Marie Lasker, 83, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at her home. Born in Lake Charles, La., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin E. and Hazel Lauglin Bass. In her earlier years, she had operated a retail clothing store in Kirtland, Ohio. As her children were finishing high school, she returned to college and obtained her bachelors degree. With that degree, she began her career in social work. She loved making pottery and was an avid gene alogy researcher. Until her later years, she was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She moved to Fernandina Beach from The Villages six years ago. She had retired from the Florida Department of Children and Families. She had been a social worker through much of her later adult life. Her surviving family includes her two sons, Craig Lasker and his wife, Carolyn, of Fernandina Beach, and Drew Lasker and his wife, Mia, of Moscow, Russia; a brother, Benjamin E. Bass Jr. of Lake Charles; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her beloved dog, Buddy. Her family will remember and celebrate her life in a small private service at a later date. Please share your memories and condolences at Thrall, 76, of Amelia Island, Fla. and formerly of Swarthmore, Pa., died Monday, June 11, 2018. Beloved wife of the late George Vail, loving mother of Ward, Vail, Alex, and Evan, and cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren, she was an active member of the Amelia Plantation Chapel, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 30, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leslies name to Unite for HER at, Amelia Plantation Chapel at, or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at nrThe Florida Department 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 upto-date on which roads will have lane closures. The report is updated every Friday. SPECTACULAR ESTATE AUCTIONSat., June 23, 2018 @ 2PMPREVIEW @1:00pmCONTENTS OF THE HOME AND OTHER VALUABLE CONSIGNMENTS WHICH CONSIST OF HANDWOVEN RUGS, FINE ART, JEWELRY, AND OTHER VALUABLE ITEMS FOR IMMEDIATE CASH REALIZATION BY AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER NOMINAL TO NO RESERVE ON MAJORITY OF ITEMSAUCTIONFOR YOUR CONVENIENCE THE CONTENTS OF THE HOUSE AND OTHER CONSIGNMENTS MOVE TO THE PREMISES OF:PECK CENTER AUDITORIUM 516 S. 10TH ST. FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034HAND KNOTTED RUGS IN BOTH WOOL AND SILK FROM ALL OVER THE MIDDLE-EAST ASIAN MANOR, ASIA (SILK AND WOOL, SIGNED ORIENTAL HEREKEH SILK, KASHAN, TABRIZ, SAROUK, HERIZ, TRIBAL, PESHAWAR, ASIA, PERSIA ALL SIZES) INCLUDING MANY OLD AND SEMI ANTIQUES, THIS COLLECTION OF THE RUG IS EXTREMELY VALUABLE WITH THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST YOU WILL NOT FIND ANY HAND-MADE RUGS LIKE THIS COLLECTION IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND THIS VALUABLE ART WILL DISAPPEAR AND BE LOST ART. ART HAND SIGNED LOUIS ICART, HAND SIGNED PASTEL H.C. PISSARRO, HAND SIGNED WATERCOLOR TARKAY; HAND SIGNED PINO, HAND SIGNED PETER MAX, HAND SIGNED DALI, HAND-SIGNED MARC CHAGALL, PLATE SIGNED, DEGAS, RENOIR 1919, E. MANET, C.MONET AND MUCH MORE. PLEASE NOTE! ALL HAND SIGNED BY ARTIST REXAMINATE BY ART EXPERTS AND GUARANTEED WITH DOCUMENTS; OTHER ARTS ARE PLATE SIGNED WITH LIMITED EDITION ESTATE JEWELRY DIAMONDS, EMERALDS, SAPPHIRES, RUBY, OPAL GOLD BRACELET WITH 3.3CT. DIAMOND, GOLD RING OVER CT. SIZE, DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING, TANZANITE, AND MORE TERMS: CASH CHECKS W/ ID, MC, VISA, DISC, AMEX FOR INFORMATION CALL 1-855-322-6555 WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING ESTATES. 12% BUYERS PREMIUM STATE LICENSED, BONDED AUCTIONEERS AU697 nntb nn rr rfbrbrrThe News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: The News-Leader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director.NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in adver tising. When notified promptly, the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All advertising is subject to the approval of the publisher. The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify, edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RATESMail in Nassau County . ........................................ $41.99 Mail out of Nassau County . .................................. $71.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Wednesday, 12 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 5 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Church Notes: Tuesday, 5 p.m. People and Places: Wednesday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAY NEWS-LEADER FRIDAY NEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.* Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday, noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline will be Friday at 5 p.m. n NL 6 col. Fri. 06.22 .indd 2 6/21/18 4:39 PM


rfThe city of Fernandina Beach has been working in conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation and First Coast Railroad to consider opening Alachua Street through to North Front Street as well as changes to the railroad crossings at Ash and Centre streets. In a June 20 email to city commissioners, City Manager Dale Martin shared a memorandum and concept drawings from HDR, the engineering firm that completed a study of those crossings. I do not expect, or recommend, that any decision be made regarding these crossings until the anticipated traffic circulation study is completed, Martins email to the commissioners said. Martin wrote that FDOT has assured the city that federal and state funds will be available in support of signal and safety improvements, especially in the vicinity of Ash and Centre Streets, where the safety improvements will possibly be mandated. Ideas in the memo include making North Front Street oneway to the south, toward Centre Street, and double pedestrian gates across the sidewalks on both sides of Centre Street. Another idea submitted by the consultants is to move the positions of vehicular gates and make them double-armed, one for each lane. At Ash Street there would be a separate pedestrian safety gate on the sidewalk on the northeast side of the tracks. There would be no pedestrian gate on the south side of the tracks since there is no official pedestrian crossing there.rfntbntnt nnt rfntbfnt rfntbfrrrfrrn tfrfrbfr fffrnn*The Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 2.25% APY is available for 13-month (Certicates of Deposit) CDs. APY is accurate as of 6/8/18. This is a limited-time offer which may be discontinued at any time. APY applies to initial term only. CD automatically renews for another 13-month term at rates in effect at that time. Interest compounded daily. Penalty for early withdrawal. Fees could reduce earnings. Other rates and terms are available. See bank for details. Rates not available for collateralized deposits. All accounts subject to approval. Synovus Bank, Member FDIC. 2.25%APY*To obtain the promotional annual percentage yield (APY) listed above, a minimum opening deposit of $10,000 in new funds not currently on deposit with Synovus Bank is required. Consumer customers must have an existing checking account or establish a Preferred Checking account. Business and Commercial Customers must have an existing checking account or establish a new Preferred Business Checking or Commercial Checking account. Living Word Church invites you to come and celebrate a dose of hope in a troubled time. Sunday July 1st 2018 910 South 14th Street Fernandina Beach, FL. of Fernandina Beach, FL. The first ten families to come out will receive a $20.00 gas card. Sunday July 1st 2018 Sunday July 1st 2018 Sunday July 1st 2018 Sunday July 1st 2018 Sunday July 1st 2018 Sunday July 1st 2018 Sunday July 1st 2018 Sunday July 1st 2018 Our first service will be 10:00am CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH /SPECIAL PHOTOSCentre Street crossing. Ash Street crossing. Alacha Street crossing. NL 6 col. Fri. 06.22 .indd 3 6/21/18 4:16 PM


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Following his custom home building in Texas, Buddy extended his construction experience through jobs in civil engineering, production and custom home construction and com mercial and residential roofing sales. Cindy practiced litigation with an emphasis in construction and insurance law. In 2001, they opened Domestic Designs Roofing, Inc. to concentrate solely on residential and commercial roofing and have never looked back. Buddy holds licenses from the state of Florida as both a Certified Roofing Contractor and a General Contractor and is OSHA certi fied. The company is licensed and insured. Since 2001, Domestic Designs has met the roofing needs for new and existing homeowners and commercial businesses in Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Baker counties. The companys 5 crews install shingle, metal, tile and flat roofs as well as provide inspection, repair, additional installation and cleaning services for both residential and commercial customers. A full service company, Domestic Designs works with home owners and builders everyday to provide the highest quality, warranted roofing services at the lowest costs and least incon venience. Everyones needs are different. I enjoy working with individual homeowners and builders to solve their specific prob lems and meet their needs. I understand that any type of home or business construction can be challenging so it is our goal to provide every client with the most cost effective and least intru sive solutions. In todays fast-paced and economically challenging environment, you cannot expect anything less, said Boyd. The company offers a wide variety of products including GAF/ Elk, CertainTeed, Owens-Corning, Monier, Hanson and American Tile, all of whom offer a complete line of warranties. With recent changes to the state of Floridas wind mitigation roofing requirements, there are many new savings opportunities for residential and commercial owners. We offer clients several roofing options to save money on their homeowners and wind insurance policies, said Boyd. We work closely with local insur ance agents and have seen that many owners today are unaware of the savings opportunities available to them through policy discounts related to roofing modifications. We can evaluate, with owners, their individual needs and available options. Additionally, Domestic Designs partners with a certified solar technology and installation firm to provide energy efficient roofing solutions that reduce your carbon footprint and utility expense. We are excited about the unlimited opportunities we now offer in alternative energy resources and costs savings, said Boyd. To discuss your roofing needs or to simply learn more about potential roofing modifications, related to insurance savings or energy efficient roofing solutions, call Buddy Boyd at 904-3210626 or 904-753-1438. They look forward to working with you. SUBMITTEDEric J. Schmidt, training and community relations manager at WestRock, left, and Dan Rowland, general manager at WestRock, right, present Wanda Lanier, president and CEO of Barnabas Center with a check for $7,000. The donation made on June 19 represents funding for the upcoming 5th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon on Nov. 9, and will also support three programs that Barnabas Center is assuming with the closing of the Nassau County Volunteer Center: the GoKids! School Supply Drive, Peanut Butter & Jelly Food Drive, and Adopt-a-Family.The first draft of the 2018-19 budget has been crafted. The final version wont be completed and adopted until September (the citys fiscal year begins Oct. 1). In the interim, however, budget presentations and public hearings will be scheduled. Please stay informed of the dates of those efforts. Property values continue to rise in the community. As a whole, the projected property values indicate that the property values have fully regained the value lost approximately a decade ago in what is commonly referred to as the Great Recession. The estimated value of real property within the city limits is approximately $2.2 billion. Please note that although the aggregate value is now at an all-time high, on the individual level, it may be possible that not all value lost has been recovered. Due to state statutes, however, the full value of the increase in property values is not reflected in local property tax revenues. The estimated increase in property values is six percent. This increase reflects market values. However, the states Save Our Homes amendment (1995) limits the annual increase in the assessed value of homesteaded properties to 3 percent or the change in the national Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. Since the change in the CPI is approximately 1.5 percent, city tax revenues will not realize the full impact of the growth in property values. The initial draft of the budget is predicated upon maintaining the same tax levy as last year, six mills for operating purposes. The total tax levy for the city also includes a levy for voter-approved debt service. The debt service levy, as a result of the aforementioned increase in property values, will be slightly reduced, meaning that the total millage rate will be lower than this years levy. The city will have to publish the proposed millage rate as an increase since property owners, again as a result of rising property values, will likely pay more next year than they did this year. Ironically, several months ago, when the state realized some additional revenue, state officials argued that since the tax rate wasnt increasing, the state shouldnt have to provide notice as a tax increase, directly contradicting what local governments are required to notice. My efforts to draw attention to that discrepancy were politely rebuffed, seemingly saying, We make the rules and we also make the exceptions. (While Washington has plenty of eye-popping spectacles, dont take your eyes off of Tallahassee.) The primary cost drivers in local government are personnel and capital projects. The citys personnel count for next years budget will include personnel already hired the citys head count reflects the status of personnel at the start of the fiscal year. Changes that had already been (or likely soon be) implemented include two additional Police Department patrol officers to support new state-mandated school resource officer positions in every school. The city, in cooperation with the Nassau County School District, had officers assigned to the middle and high schools, but no officers assigned to the two elementary schools. The newly created urban forester/arborist position will also be reflected in next years personnel figures. The budget also includes an additional maintenance worker, the transition of a few part-time positions to full-time, and the addition of a few more part-time positions. Several departments requested additional personnel, but those requests are not included in the initial draft of the budget. The proposed capital budget, which is primarily funded by a contribution from the General Fund (i.e. property taxes), is somewhat skinny this year. While normally about a dozen or so projects are funded each year, the cost of Fernandina Harbor Marina projects next year, specifically dredging, means that many capital projects will be forestalled. While the city does anticipate over $300,000 in grant assistance for dredging the marina, the city will likely have to contribute approximately $750,000 toward the project. New debt costs related to the repair and proposed expansion of the marina will also ripple through the budget. The funds spent on dredging will not be otherwise spent on park improvements, recreation improvements, and facility improvements. A few projects deemed critical have survived the first budget pass: Roof repairs to the Atlantic Recreation Center and replacement windows/ doors at the Peck Center. The Maintenance Department also gets a much-needed piece of equipment. The capital project list, as I said, is skinny. The budget is still a work-in-progress, but I do not foresee any additional sizeable expenditures at this point. More likely, additional reductions will be implemented. Stay tuned, and, more importantly, stay informed. Even more importantly, happy birthday to my twins, Abigail and Meaghan. I no longer have any teenagers. Dale Martin is the city manager of Fernandina Beach. A woman attempting to cross State Road 200/A1A on foot near its intersection with Piney Island Drive was struck by a tractor-trailer truck Tuesday evening, according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol. Maxine Clarke, 59, of Fernandina Beach, was transported to the UF Health North hospital with serious injuries. The pedestrian walked from right shoulders sidewalk in a north direction and entered the trucks path of travel, according to the release. The trucks driver, Pamela Addams, 63, of Port St. Lucie, Fla. was not injured. The incident is still under investigation.rfntbb rffrff r EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINES rf ntbrf Independence Day Holiday trf n ntrf NL 6 col. Fri. 06.22 .indd 4 6/21/18 4:26 PM


ers, participants in the MMA program will have a chance this fall to change to a different plan commonly referred to as open enrollment. The AHCA wants Medicaid recipients to feel confident about the medical safety net. Absolutely no one will lose their benefits, wrote Coleman in an email. If an enrollee changes their health plan because of this transition, they will be eligible to receive all benefits that they receive today. A key goal of the SMMC program is ensuring that recipients experience no break in services while transitioning from one health care plan to another, or from one service provider to another. Health plans are responsible for ensuring that people transitioning into their plan do not miss any services. In the event a new enrollee is receiving prior authorized ongoing course of treatment with any provider, the health plan is responsible for the costs of continuation of such course of treatment. This requirement is written in the Agencys contract with the Medicaid health plans.In Florida, long-term care accounts for a large portion of all Medicaid expenditures. In 2012, for example, 70 percent of all nursing home costs in the state were paid by Medicaid, making it the most common source of funding. Candidates for Florida Medicaids Long-Term Care Managed Care program must be legal Florida residents, be 65 years of age or be between 18 and 64 years old and designated as disabled by the Social Security Administration, need nursing facility level of care, and meet the financial requirements for Florida Medicaid, according to the website payingforseniorcare. com. So, what exactly does longterm care cover? As outlined by the ACHA, long-term care services include adult companion care, adult day health care, assisted care services, assisted living, attendant care, behavior management, case management, caregiver training, home accessibility adaptation, home-delivered meals, hospice care, medical equipment and supplies, medication administration, respite care, therapies, including occupational, physical, respiratory, and speech and more. A complete list can be found at SMMC. Activities of Daily Living officially include eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence. It is the performance of these six activities that determines what type of long-term care and health coverage a person needs. Just like with the MMA programs, LTC enrollees will receive information in the fall about what new plans are available, but service providers often have waiting lists, so just because the service is covered by a given plan does not mean that the plan guarantees any given service at any particular point in time. Florida Health Finder (www. aspx), defines a nursing home as (providing) nursing, personal, custodial, and rehabilitative care. Nursing homes are licensed and surveyed by the State of Florida, as are Assisted Living Facilities. Long-term care available in Nassau County includes two nursing homes Quality Health in Fernandina Beach and the Life Care Center of Hilliard. Nursing homes, sometimes called skilled nursing facilities, are freestanding, which means they are not part of a hospital. Quality Health offers 120 beds, as does the Life Care Center of Hilliard.rAssisted Living Facilities ALFs provide full-time living arrangements in the least restrictive and most home-like setting. The basic services include, (but are not limited to): housing and nutritional meals; help with the activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, eating, walking, physical transfer, giving medications or helping residents give themselves medications; arrange for health care services; provide or arrange for transportation to health care services; and health monitoring. ALFs in Nassau County include Dayspring Senior Living 32 beds, Dayspring Village (for individuals with mental health issues) 122, the Jane Adams House (with limited availability for Medicaid recipients) 40 beds, the Life Care Center of Hilliard 120, Quality Health 120; Osprey Village 44, and Savannah Grand 56. Savannah Grand and Osprey Village are exclusively private pay, and the Jane Adams House is limited to how many Medicaid or Medicare beds are available. Dayspring Village Inc. in Hilliard is a limited mental health assisted living facility serving adults with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders. Dayspring Senior Living, also located in Hilliard, offers affordable senior services. Douglas D. Adkins, the executive director of Dayspring Village and Dayspring Senior Living posted a message on Facebook that warned two of Medicaids MMA plans, United Health Care (1082) and Molina (2939), will no longer serve Nassau County, but added that four other plans will be available. I would recommend that if you are enrolled in United Health Care you contact Choice Counseling and start to look at your options, Adkins advised. Adkins feels a sense of urgency about the state of health care in Nassau County. He said he hears about, and sees firsthand, the trouble individuals and families face trying to navigate the health care system. In a recent email, Adkins mentioned the barriers and obstacles (families) face. ... I understand why so many become despondent, feel it is hopeless and just give up trying altogether. Adkins said the re-procurement of services by the AHCA what he calls the realignment will reorder things and create some chaos for families that depend on Medicaid for those with disabilities. He warned on Facebook that the changes coming will force a complete realignment of the service delivery system for nearly 4,000 people on Medicaid in Nassau County. He suggested that the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners hold a workshop to outline the transition process. Adkins also believes that a Federally Qualified Health Care Center could be the way to go in Nassau County. As defined by, FQHCCs are federally funded nonprofit health centers or clinics that serve medically underserved areas and populations. Federally qualified health centers provide primary care services regardless of your ability to pay. Services are provided on a sliding scale fee based on your ability to pay. Ann Swerlick, an attorney and analyst at the Florida Policy Institution, said, FQHCCs are an essential part of the health care safety net, but (are) no substitute for having health insurance coverage.fnt br rA segment that aired on National Public Radio in 2016 provided additional insight about the state of health care, noting about half of all people turning 65 today will need daily help as they age, either at home or in nursing homes. Such long-term care will cost an average of $91,100 for men annually and double that for women, because they live longer. As a result, Medicaid has become a safety net for millions of people who find themselves unable to pay for medical care as well as daily living care. The federal study supporting that claim can be read at http:// To apply for Medicaid, call (866) 762-2237 or go to www. According to Florida Medicaid, A person who moves here from another state, who had Medicaid in the prior state, has to apply for Medicaid in Florida. People who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) should contact Social Security to report their new address when they move into or out of Florida. Call Social Securitys toll-free number (800) 772-1213 or TTY (800) 325-0778, or visit Families who only want to apply for Medicaid for their children may submit a Florida KidCare application. 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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 Duval County Atlantic OceanFernandina Beach 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 First Saturday evenings from October to May (excluding December) or Friday and Saturday evenings second weekend of May to Labor Day 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 Facilities Maintenance (904) 225-5343 Operations (904) 225-0573 Food Services Information & School Technology Phone: (904) 491-9934 Instructional Technology & Information Services Kari Burgess-Watkins, Director Intervention & Prevention Andreu Powell, Coordinator Phone: (904) 491-9883 Leanne Peacock, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9874 Secondary Education 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 Phone: (904) 225-0127 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 Maintenance (904) 225-5343 Operations (904) 225-0573 Information & School Technology Phone: (904) 491-9934 Instructional Technology & Information Services Kari Burgess-Watkins, Director Intervention & Prevention Andreu Powell, Coordinator Phone: (904) 491-9883 Leanne Peacock, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9874 Secondary Education 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 Phone: (904) 225-0127 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 879-2727money, he said. Most of them are very well known or they are niched in a very large populated area with expensive golf courses around. Murphy explained that the citys course is less expensive to play than the courses at the islands resorts, but still faces financial challenges. In a bigger area, the resorts wouldnt be competition because of their price point, he said. Because of the population here, everybodys competition. In Nassau County theres 80,000 people. In the 32034 ZIP code, theres 24,000. Thats not a lot of people to draw from. The question I get asked is, how come you cant get as many rounds as the city of Jacksonville? Theyve got so many golf courses. Theyve got 900,000 people to draw from. Ive got 24,000. Murphy said there are five courses on Amelia Island and two just off the island Amelia National and North Hampton resulting in seven golf courses within a 15-minute drive. But the municipal course has advantages over the other courses, according to Murphy. This is the least expensive place to play golf on the island, he said, also noting the walkable terrain of the course. Although he did not speak at Tuesdays meeting, at which commissioners said selling the course is not an option, days before that meeting Murphy said he believes the course is a valuable asset to the city. Conservation is probably one or two on the list of reasons to keep the course. Its just a huge amenity to the city. A lot of our visitors come because of this golf course. They can stay here for three months and afford to play golf for three months. The financial impact on the rest of the city is huge. I dont know the numbers, but I know, if you get three months of somebody who doesnt have their money here, bringing money here theyre going to eat, theyre going to shop, theyre going to do everything here. The financial impact is very large. At least one city official said be believes the course could improve with financial support from the city, but that it may not be financially realistic. Honestly, if we gave the golf course a $6 million line of credit, wed have one of the best golf courses in the state, Commissioner Phil Chapman said. I think that, as we move forward, we need to be investing in that asset. Sadly, it does come down to a money issue. Murphy, a former landscaper, said that even without a large investment, he has seen the golf course improve. I got here in October of 2015 and the course was not in good shape by any means, he said. Over the last two and a half years, weve made a remarkable turnaround in the property, thanks to a great superintendent, Shannon Wheeler, who knows what hes doing. Dozens of golfers showed up at the City Commission meeting Tuesday to express their support for the golf course, thanking the commission for taking the sale of the course off the table. Commissioner Roy Smith offered suggestions for improving it, which included making one of the nines a driving range or lighting parts of the course, but said he has no intention of selling it. Mayor Johnny Miller said the property is irreplaceable, and that the city would keep its assets, whether it is the golf course of the citys marina. When its gone its gone. If we sell it, we cant get it back, Miller said. Golf course and marina they cant have it, its ours.Continued from 1A Continued from 1A Adkins JULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADERBrandan Ei, 13, practices with his father at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. The pair plays the club often, citing affordable rates as well as a superior course. NL 6 col. Fri. 06.22 .indd 5 6/21/18 4:20 PM


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Callahan FL BUICK GMC CHEVROLET 464054 SR 200, Yulee (904) 261-6821 Welcome to Gods House Medicare AcceptedCall for FREE Consultation (904) 572-3074Personalized Care Lasting Results2334 S. 8th Street Fernadina Beach ,FL 32034 Member FDIC Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. recently announced in a news release it has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to the following six local high school students through its annual program to bolster education opportunities for future engineers: Josie Kilburn, Fernandina Beach High School, University of Florida Raymond Pace, West Nassau County High School, University of Florida Daniel Faltemier, Stanton Preparatory High School, University of Florida Ryan Rush, Jeff Davis High School, Georgia Southern University Ross Rush, Jeff Davis High School, Georgia Southern University Connor Sweat, Brantley County High School, University of Georgia This is an incredibly exciting opportunity, both for these students and for Rayonier Advanced Materials, Paul Boynton, CEO of Rayonier Advanced Materials, said in the release. Not only are we able to help young students from our communities pursue their college dreams and gain firsthand experience, we also benefit from their new talents and energy. Congratulations to all of the RYAM scholarship recipients; your families and communities are very proud of you. The RYAM scholarship is unique: Not only does it contribute $10,000 toward recipients four year degrees, it also offers a paid internship to scholarship winners as rising juniors in college. Eligible applicants must be seniors and attend high school within 45 miles of RYAMs Jesup or Fernandina Beach plants. In addition, applicants must have plans to enroll in an engineering program at approved universities. Jay Posze, senior vice president of human resources at Rayonier Advanced Materials, said the RYAM scholarship was designed to help local students obtain good degrees and find high quality job opportunities when they return home. If these talented young people settle elsewhere after college, we dont want a lack of opportunity to be the reason, said Posze. We have a vested interest. Not just as a company, but as parents, neighbors and members of the communities we serve. Students interested in applying for next years scholarship may visit to learn more. Sarah Crooks, daughter of Kate and Patrick Crooks, graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in May. She is a 2014 graduate of Yulee High School. Crooks rode for the UF equestrian team and served as the PR chairperson. She currently works as the assistant membership director at YMCA of North Central Florida in Gainesville. Sarah will be attending nursing school in the fall. Kinsey Moser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Moser of Fernandina Beach, Fla., was named to the deans list at Bates College for the winter semester ending in April 2018. She is a 2014 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and is majoring in biology and women and gender studies at Bates. Delaney Flanagan of Fernandina Beach, Fla., recently graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. Brie Cullen of Fernandina Beach, Fla., was named to the spring 2018 Deans List at Berry College. Sarah Welch of Fernandina Beach, Fla., was named to the Provosts List at Troy University for the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Furman University recently graduated the following students from Fernandina Beach, Fla.: Taylor G. Kinsley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Kinsely, and Megan A. Womble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley S. Womble. Shelby Booker of Fernandina Beach, Fla., graduated in May from the University of San Diego with a bachelors degree in sociology. Hunter Selton of Fernandina Beach, Fla., graduated in May from Colorado College with a bachelors degree in molecular biology. Selton is a graduate of Episcopal High School of Jacksonville. Clayton Deloss Jelinek was named to the Deans Academic Honor List for the 2018 spring semester at the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University. Erik Joseph Bergkvist of Fernandina Beach, Fla., a senior majoring in computer science, was named to the Deans List for the spring 2018 semester at Clarkson University. Tallahassee Community College recently named Charles Byrd and Fionna Mahoney, both of Fernandina Beach, Fla., to its 2018 spring Deans List. Clayton Deloss Jelinek graduated in May from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Arabic and Middle East Studies Carson Walsh of Fernandina Beach, Fla., was named to Tallahassee Community Colleges spring 2018 Presidents List. Liam Gallivan of Amelia Island, Fla., graduated in May from Gonzaga University. Gwenyth Stromdahl of Fernandina Beach, Fla., graduated in May from the University of Findlay with an Associate of Arts in Equestrian Studies. rThe Fernandina Beach Arts Market and the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market will be open Saturday rain or shine. With nearly 75 booths, there is no doubt a trip to historic Fernandina Beach will help you find what you are looking for, whether for yourself or a gift. Located on North Seventh Street, both markets are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the art side of the market, look for Mike and his creative and colorful bird houses. Mike paints the handcrafted birdhouses in vibrant colors and even has a few birds to match. Dont miss his larger houses, too. Jerry and Billie are returning with Stained Glass Creation. This couple makes a wide variety of stained glass, hanging art. They specialize in patriotic and military pieces, all at affordable prices. Gail with Reverse Glass will be on hand displaying her steins, wine glasses, and other stemware with hand painted birds and fish. The designs are seen not only from looking at the outside of the glass, but the design is also visible from the inside when you are taking a sip. The farmers market will have nearly 50 tents of freshbaked breads, seasonal produce, foot aromatherapy, massage and soy candles, fresh and wild caught shrimp, salmon, beef, hot sauce, chopped olive salad, lemonade, dog treats and more. Alain Lelait will provide music, and our Booth with a Cause will have representatives from Fort Clinch State Park and the Friends of Fort Clinch to provide information about the park and its recreational opportunities exploring Floridas natural and cultural resources. Stop by and learn how to become a Friend of Fort Clinch, adopt a sea turtle nest or attend an educational program at the park. The markets are located in the open-air under the Spanish moss draped oak trees of old, coastal Florida. For more information, please find either market on Facebook or the internet. rrffFlorida winners of the Rayonier Advanced Materials scholarship are Daniel Faltemier, Josie Kilburn, and Raymond Pace, left. Georgia winners of the scholarship are Ryan Rush, Conner Sweat, and Ross Rush, below.SUMBITTED ntb Crooksrfntbttfb Friends of the Library announced a new exhibit of artwork by local artists that will be on display through the end of August in the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Branch Library, located at 25 N. Fourth St. in Fernandina Beach. Entitled Techniques of Expression, the exhibit features a variety of art mediums and techniques employed by several prominent Fernandina Beach artists, including Susan Henderson, Mary Libby, Wayne Howard, Vickie Maley, Carol Winner and James Widerman. The artistic techniques displayed include photolithography, oil, watercolor, 3D sculpture and pastel on light ink jet printing. The exhibit has limited viewing hours of 2-4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturdays. For further information regarding this event, on joining Friends of the Library, or donating, visit the FOL website at JUDIE MACKIE/FOR THE NEWS-LEADERMikes handcrafted birdhouses come in vibrant colors. LINDA LOVELESS/SUBMITTED NL 6 col. Fri. 06.22 .indd 6 6/21/18 10:58 AM


rfO fnt Nw n fbbE ff 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. R P bD f E R D C p E A BO rff Bf Sp E G CfD EfB f R rf P bD f ntbrf DtN Sfm Tm n Cfm r f rf ntnntb tntnnnt nt nf Over my 41-year career in industrial forestry, I have marked timber or supervised the marking of timber for har vest or leave trees for protection on thousands of acres. The lack of communication between those that marked the trees for protection and those that did the removal is not plausible (Horrible mistake stops work on new hotel, June 20). It is either absolute negligence or a total lie. This error does not happen. It sounds like a classic case of we cannot get what we want, so we will do what we like, and then beg for forgive ness, call it a horrible mistake, wring hands, shed a few fake tears. The local officials will feel his pain, pat him on the back for his sorrow and capital investment, and allow the carnage to continue. In the forestry world, the state demands triple damages, you can be sued for malicious negligence, and the person responsible gets fired. This cycle of Oops, we are so sorry needs to stop, $100,000 per tree might send a message. Jim Tucker Amelia Island rfntMany thanks to Kathy Russell, Aquatic and Greenway Manager, and the Presbyterian Church for the presentation on the Greenway this morning. The talk was informative, interesting, and well illustrated with a PowerPoint program. With maps and photos, Kathy described what awaits the visitor. The Greenway is truly a gem and is being discovered by more and more folks. I hike or ride it several times a week and am seeing an increase in locals and tourists. As the island develops, we need to be increasingly vigilant to protect this important path along marsh and fresh water. It is a unique environment. This presentation will help by informing people of what we have and encouraging them to experience and protect it. Bill and Susie Birdsong Fernandina BeachbMr. Stipes opinion was extraordinarily rude and offensive. It doesnt matter how long youve lived here in Fernandina Beach. Ive lived here 38 years! I would never write to the people and friends here that I treasure and tell them what he said. This community to me has always been about Christian ways and families with higher standards than to say what he did publicly. I have never written to the Voice of the People before, but I know that I stand for many, many people that read his comment. We should all be civil. Its a mark of a better education. Kathleen Maurer Fernandina BeachtI wish to thank Mr. D. Stipe for informing us all how extremely smart and experienced he actually perceives himself to be. Absolutely amazing! My husband spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy and achieved a stunning career, which he was grateful to be able to do. He, too, was a brilliant person, but no one who spent a few minutes with him questioned that. He never made reference to his quite high IQ because he was smart enough to realize that no one wants to hear how smart someone else is. Neither did he want me to brag about him. Hmmm. Mr. Stipes incredible support of a raging fool in the person of Robert DeNiro is not an intelligent move. His (Stipes) expletives directed toward the president of the United States are unforgiveable at best. It seems some haters will die of hate and angst before the four-year term is up. I take great exception to anyone being disrespectful to any president elected by the people. Period. The complete and utter hate spewed toward Mr. Trump and the voters who are told that they should rot in hell... goes Beyond the pale. Shame. Mr. Stipe may want to consider a hobby to vent some anger. I suggest paint-by-numbers, in an upholstered room. Just my opinion. Caroline Adams Fernandina BeachIn response to Mr. Dennis Stipes letter printed June 15, I offer the following thought on anger from Marcus Aurelius: Keep this thought when you feel a fit of rage coming on it isnt manly to be enraged. Rather, gentleness and civility are more human, and therefore manlier. A real man doesnt give way to anger and discontent, and such a person has strength, courage, and endurance unlike the angry and complaining. The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength. I am truly saddened the News-Leader allowed such pathetic and vile language into our local paper. No matter a persons political beliefs should readers be subjected to such inciting hatred and ignorance. It serves no good purpose. Jana Rainey Fernandina   Beach bI did not see or read the opinion piece entitled Beyond the pale but I have read the two excellent responses by Steven Heller and Joyce Frink. They were both so well written as to be both strong and considerate. I think we can all learn how to better communicate by reading such replies. Thank you for publishing a controversial opinion so that we can all see what a terrific reply looks like. Sandra Taylor Fernandina BeachtDonald Trump promised repeatedly that Mexico would pay for a wall across our southern border. Many gullible support ers believed this absurd claim. Now it is clear that President Trump cannot deliver on that promise, and he wants taxpayers to pay for the wall instead. Nobody voted to do this. Trump has recently instituted a policy of separating illegal immigrant children from their parents, an inhumane practice that has most Americans up in arms. He indicates Congress should pass a bill that funds his wall to stop this child abuse. He could stop it himself at any time, but his wall takes pre cedence. He is holding the children hostage until he gets his ransom wall funding. Call your Congressional representatives and decry this horrendous power play. John Findlay Fernandina Beach Bloomberg Businessweek just did a feature piece about the demise of Toys R Us that, complete with an illustration of a crying Geoffrey the Giraffe, really tugs at your heart strong. Its a clever take that puts the blame squarely on private equity investors and executives who, the magazine claims, kept the company alive for a decade or more by living on borrowed money. While thats true in part, theres much more to the story. Almost nowhere in its exposition of the companys failure does it examine the underlying problem: government policies that favor clicks over bricks by granting tax and regulatory prefer ence to e-tailers over whats come to be known as Main Street retail. As things currently stand, the sales tax on an item purchased over the internet must be collected by the seller if the seller has a physical pres ence in the state in which the buyer resides. That Supreme Court decision is under review in a new case before the court. If the seller does not have a physical presence (the technical term is nexus) in a state, it is not required to collect sales tax on goods sold purchasers living out of state. To many, this differentiation amounts to a loophole that results in preferential tax treat ment being given to internet retailers at the expense of local stores like Toys R Us, which once dotted the American landscape. It was the toy store of choice for many parents until it became apparent the same items you could by in the store could be bought cheaper on the internet and delivered to your house already gift wrapped. It was sweet deal that cut into the ability of stores like Toys R Us to survive. Some call that smart shopping by taking advantage of tax avoid ance to lawful and legally reduces the amount of taxes paid. Actually, its tax evasion, something thats against the law, because most states have an admittedly almost unenforceable provision on the books requiring voluntarily remittance of an amount equal to the tax they would have paid on a good purchased from another state free of sales tax if they had purchased it in their own state instead. Admittedly, its easier to understand in practice than it is to explain on paper, but its had a major effect on American shopping habits. It has allowed e-tail to grow at the expense of local retailers. Congress has tried to address this bias but has thus far failed allow the government to in effect pick the winners and determine the losers, a group that now includes Toys R Us. Economist Art Laffer, one of the brilliant minds behind the tax policy that created the Reagan boom, has come up with one solution thats credible. Hes no fan of taxes, but would prefer taking an e-commerce tax if the revenues are used to buy down the rates on taxes that are more economically inefficient, like the state income tax. If Toys R Us is going to be held up as a cautionary tale, lets examine the whole story. Its easy, even fashionable to blame private equity, casting these investors like modern-day rapacious Gordon Geckos buying up companies to strip them of their assets, make a quick buck, and leave nothing but wreckage and unemployed workers behind. Thats the Hollywood version of the story but its not accurate. The people who owned and ran Toys R Us lost $1.3 billion getting it wrong while being unable to overcome the growing power of e-tail built on government preference. Congress must act to end the anti-Main Street regulatory environment. It should not be left to the courts that, perhaps without intending, created the mess were currently in. It wont take much to level the playing field and ensure everyone is playing by the rules. Main Street brick and mortar can successfully compete with click-based e-commerce if the rules are fair. That way, every body wins especially the American consumer. Copyright 2018 Peter Roff. Distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Roff is former senior political writer for United Press International and former contributing editor for opinion at U.S. News and World Report. During the administration of George W. Bush, he worked at the U.S. Department of Energy as a political appointee and speechwriter. Email him at activists around Nassau County have gathered 6,000 affidavits to protect the publics right to use all of our glorious beaches. Activists such as Mac Morriss and Lowell Hall are building a case with the affidavits, resembling pebbles of sand in a sculpture. The effort revolves around the dry sand on the beach above the high-water mark and whether it is public or private. The controversy blew in from Tallahassee like a summer thunderstorm. State lawmakers passed House Bill 631, which addressed the publics access to the dry portion of the beach above the mean high water mark. The ambiguous bill states that the sand rights should be decided by a judge if a dispute is brought by a private landowner. Thats what this is all about, says one organizer. It can no longer be determined legislatively. It has to be determined judicially. County organizers are prepared for the challenge. With the input and assistance of County Attorney Mike Mullin, both Morriss and Hall have orchestrated signups and notarizations around the county, and even as far as Ops Restaurant in St. Marys, Ga. The sworn affidavits prove that residents and visitors alike use the beach all the beach, that is. This is categorized as customary use. Mullin hopes the sworn statements will strengthen the countys position before a judge. In addition, county commissioners plan to enact an ordinance by July 1 espousing the publics longstanding access to use of the entire beach. The ordinance is another cautionary measure in the event of a legal challenge here. Organizers want more signed affidavits. You can drop off affidavits at many locations in the county. Amelia Island: Redbones Dog Bakery, 809 S. Eighth St.; Kayak Amelia Retail Store, 4 N. Second St.; Go Fish or Celtic Charm, both on Centre Street; Steve Johnson Automotive, 1505 S. 14th St. In Yulee: Ultimate Liquidation & More. In Callahan: Callahan Bar-B-Q. In Hilliard: Making Memories Thrift Store or Dayspring Senior Living, 553600 U.S. 1. There are also scheduled signing events, like at First Federal Bank from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The bank is located at State Road 200 at Chester Road. Then this Saturday, a Family Beach Gathering will be held at Peters Point Beach Front Park. People will be encouraged to photograph themselves and others using the dry sand. One local group has been instrumental in coordinating the community effort. Citizens for Public Beaches & Shores has been behind the scenes at many of the public events. And the Amelia Island Fernandina Beach Network Facebook page carries timely information (Morriss is the administrator of that page.) To potentially complicate matters, there are technicalities within the ruling, like where the high water mark is as compared to the erosion-control line. And there are uncertainties, as to the level of challenges, such as whether a decision by a judge here applies to other places in the state. In other words, this whole episode could be a full-blown sandstorm, or more like dust in the wind. Either way, local organizers are confident in their proactive efforts. As one says, Were not worried, but were not taking any chances either. 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.nttffnf P bR ff C C f rnrb NATE BEELER-COLUMBUS DISPATCH/CAGLE CARTOONS BILL SCHORR-POLITICALCARTOONS.COM/CAGLE CARTOONS r rn t Nassau County Commissioners: Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cell), email: Steve Kelley, District 2 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell), email: Pat Edwards, District 3-Yulee, 335-0260 (cell), email: George V. Spicer, District 4 Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, Kings Ferry, 568-3409 (cell), email: Justin M. Taylor, District 5 -Callahan, West Yulee, 625-5624 (cell), email: r NL 6 col. Fri. 06.22 .indd 7 6/21/18 3:53 PM


Nrfntblf A SUBMITTEDThe Amelia Island Club at Long Point hosted its first home match against the ladies from the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Players from both teams include, from left, representing Fernandina Beach, Regina Brennan, Vickie Galpin, Donna Dandurand, Mary Poole, Rachel Hentigan and Pat Kraus, and representing Long Point, Melonie Murphy, Pam Fox, Judy Schmonsees, Susan Kaye, Wendy Wessels and Sheila Braddock. Following a morning of spirited match play golf, Long Point won the match.r The 14th annual ALS Amelia Island Golf Classic, held in memory of John Louis ODay, will be held Aug. 3 at The Amelia Island Club at Long Point. Tournament proceeds benefit the ALS Association Florida Chapter. Entry fees are $200 per player or $800 for a foursome. The reception only is $50 per person. Sponsorships are available. Registration and warm-up with lunch buffet are from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with a shotgun start at noon. Format is a four-person scramble. The dinner reception is from 5-8 p.m. and includes beer and wine, raffle prizes, awards, silent auction and live music. Contests include hole-in-one, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin (men and women) and putting on putting green. Awards go to the firstthrough fifth-place net teams and firstand second-place gross teams. All players receive a complimentary goody bag. Raffle tickets will be available for five for $20 or an entire arm wing span for $100. Contact Mark ODay at 553-0576 or odaym25 or visit r f ntbThe Yulee Little League 9to 11-year-old Allstars won the District 11 title, beating St. Augustine in the championship game. Yulee advances to the sectional tournament July 7 in St. Augustine. The team is managed by Trey Reynolds, and coaches are Christian Holbrook, Robert Svoboda, Randy Moriarty and Brad Batte. Parker Lynch slides into home, top left. Pitcher Connor Rhodan, top right. Above, Tyler Hathcox at bat. Above right, the team with the banner. Jaylen Mickey, right, catcher Nicholas Waldron, right center, and Ethan Svoboda, far right, in action for Yulee.PHOTOS BY DIANE MICKEY/SPECIALrrf NEW Sports Fri.indd 1 6/21/18 3:59 PM


Master 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.rrfnftb The   Nassau   Sport Fishing   Association will sponsor a seminar on surf fishing by noted guide and instructor be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 23 at Burney Park at American Beach, 95570 to be a club member to participate.   This is a class, not   a practice session. Participants   need not bring their own equipment.   discussed and demonstrated ing techniques with a spinning to put different fresh bait on the hook (shrimp, crab, clams, sharks, rays and catfish. The NSFA is asking people to bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. Water and sodas will Additional information and the NSFA website, The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organi promote salt water 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 For information contact Rick Mowery, NSFA board member, at 206-0347 or email Christian Academy is offering a boys flag football camp July 23-27 at the FCA Upper School Campus located Church, 464067 SR 200 (at Blackrock Road). It is open to rising fifth through 12th grad ers. of attending three-day ($65), ($100) camps. Camp will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with p.m. for an additional fee ($10/ day, $25/week). 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.tfThe Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque pickup games on the petanque courts at Central Park, corner of 11th Street, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and most afternoons on weekdays. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game. The public is always welcome. Call 491-1190.nbttfThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday Athletic Club at Ten Acres, located off Buccaneer Trail. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner, business meeting and guest speaker presentation. Guests are welcome. The AISC is a great way to meet new friends who share ing. Current boat ownership or sailing skills are not prereq ties throughout the year may sions by water and/or land, such as tubing, swimming with as well as assisting with local mental efforts in surrounding waters. Contact Commodore Tom Maguire at (703) 298-1714.fftAmelia Island Nassau program for youths ages 8-12. Registration is now open for the spring season. There are teaching clinics throughout the year. No prior experience or knowledge of the sport is required. The league is completely without experience. Register at lax. Email aincyouthlacrosse@ Fred McFarlin at (252) 2297033 or 277-6702.fntThe 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 of their 2018 Tournament Trail national championship series.   There is a kingfish   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 summer heat. tainment on Friday and   play along with some brandnew trucks from local dealers. The weigh-in is from 2-5   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. cess a check if it is mailed in, the early registration fee rate. See all of the registration information and instructions at   VISA, MasterCard, American cards are accepted. Early entry deadline is July 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 the tournament. or call the tourna ment committee at 277-8889.bttfU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Amelia Island Flotilla 14-1 meets the first Thursday in Call 261-1889 for information.ntntfSenior league bowl ing is offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the bowling alley off U.S. 17 in Yulee. The group also meets for Christian league at 6 p.m. Thursdays.tThe McArthur YMCA offers Walk with Me, a program designed for people to walk with other people. The trail will be Amelia Park. The goal is a utes of stretching before and after the walk. The program is held at 8 a.m. Mondays. Meet at the McArthur YMCA, 1951 Citrona 1080 for information.bttfThe 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 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. All are welcome. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organi promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encour age compliance with rules of water safety by club members FERNANDINA BEACH PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION ROUNDUP Visit for information on AQUATICS SUMMER GROUP SWIMMING (1-week classes): $40 city residents, classes): $55 city residents, $68 noncity. Morning lessons at Atlantic pool Atlantic Center or SUMMER AQUA-ADVENTURE CAMP July 2, 3, 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for three days, one day from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Meet at the Atlantic Center. Campers should bring lunch and refill $150 city residents, $187 non-city. Register at the Atlantic Center. Contact for information. TION program for ages 9-13 (par ticipants must be able to swim one full length of the pool unassisted and tread water for two minutes). This course ments, including pool, beach, water park (meet at the Atlantic Center). $150 city residents, $187 non-city. Register at the Atlantic Center in person or call GUARD program for ages 10-15 (par ticipants must be able to swim two full pool lengths proficiently, using front crawl and/or breaststroke, swim 10 yards underwater and tread water for three minutes). This program empha safety and explores ocean aquatic safety techniques. It is primarily held at Main Beach and will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25-29 or July 9-13. Meet at the Atlantic Center for transportation to Main Beach). $150 city residents, $187 non-city. Register at the Atlantic Center in person or call 310-3350, ext. 1. Email information. age 2 to adults, 30-minute single ses four-pack, $75 city resident, $94 noncity. Schedule at Atlantic Center.TERRY LACOSS/SPECIALTeam Game Day captured first place during the Nassau Sport Fishing Associations Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo last year with a 42.69-pound king mackerel. Pictured, from left, are Cameron Bowers, Ryan Rodeffer, Justin Jasinsky, Brandon Sanborn and Josh Henderson. Early entry deadline for the 2018 event is July 20. The 36th annual event is Aug. 4. See all of the registration information and instructions at NEW Sports Fri.indd 2 6/21/18 3:27 PM


building that Chapman referred to is located on the city-owned 0.71 acre property at 101 N. Front St, which was purchased in 2016. City Manager Dale Martin said in November that the demo lition of the principle structure is contingent upon receiving the appropriate permit to allow for reconstruction/redevelopment of the site. Following the per mitting and demolition, the City Commission will determine how to proceed: leave vacant, rebuild, sell, lease, etc. Chapman said there are sev eral factors that will affect water front development, including rebuilding or repairing a seawall and repairing the docks. He also said he does not think the city will commit to performing maintenance dredging of the marina. Does any of us know what the total price of this project will be for the city? he asked. Can anybody set a timeline of when its going to be open? Chapman said he envisioned a public-private partnership to develop the waterfront. My vision was to try to explore a partnership between the city, the state and private ownership working together to build not just a first class marina, but to turn that waterfront into a destination instead of an eyesore, Chapman said. All I was trying to do is to get people to think a little bit outside the box so that, when all is said and done, the city of Fernandina Beach has the best marina in the state. I think its possible, but I do not think this city can do it alone. Other commissioners were not interested in exploring any option that would relinquish con trol of the marina. I dont want to see a publicprivate partnership out there. The city should control the mari na, Commissioner Roy Smith said. It would be nice if we had the best marina in the state of Continued from 1A (904) 261-6333 1112 SOUTH 14TH STREET, FERNANDINA BEACH, FL WWW.LOTTSFURNITURE.COMAll Discounts From MSRP, All Items Sold As Is, No Hold OrdersMOVING SALEFinal Countdown... Sale Ends Soon!60% OFFENTIRE STOREand many items up to 70% off and more Florida. I dont think thats what were looking at. We want a marina the city can be proud of. I dont care if we compare with Miami or whatever. I want something we are happy with. Mayor Johnny Miller said that an ideal situation, where a buyer would take over the debt on the marina as well as invest finan cially in it, is unlikely. I thought that if Daddy Warbucks was going to come in and drop $25 million to build a new marina, (the city could) put caveats in the sale, he said. It would always remain public, that you wouldnt get fences up there like you see in California where its a private marina, no private property signs, they would not own any of the uplands, that they are required to maintain dredging and they are required to carry enough rider insurance that they could repair the marina, on their own, after a hurricane. Nobody has come to me and said thats going to happen. I made that pub lic: No buyers came in. We are still paying off a mas sive loan we took on it. The fact that anyone would ever consider coming on, paying off the loan, paying off what we had asked for it, with every caveat I have in place and then paying off the FIND grant money that you have to replace if you went private I dont think that person exists. Miller said he has discussed the marinas financial situa tion with city Comptroller Patti Clifford, who assured him that the marina would eventually make money. Miller summed up his posi tion, At this time, Im not interested at all in selling the marina. Chapman said he realizes the interest in a potential sale has caused an uproar in the com munity and that he will support the wishes of the commission and the community. I will work 100 percent to make sure that that marina gets what it needs, he said. I threw the idea out there (and) I accept the decision. Now lets move for ward and get it done. The first step in moving for ward with the marina is to begin the process of making repairs to the southern basin, and the attenuator in that basin, and dredging the silt that has been building up for more than four years. The citys plan was to com plete repairs to the southern attenuator, then remove the docks, dredge and realign the docks in the southern basin to go with the flow of the Amelia River in order to reduce the need for future dredging. Martin said the city is on track to receive the proper per mits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the repairs to the southern attenuator. The city has issued a request for bids for that portion of the marina project and is slated to award the project to a bidder at its July 17 meeting. Two contractors are quali fied to bid on the project. A third contractor was disqualified when it failed to attend required meet ings. Martin said both of the qualified contractors told the city that the goal of having the project completed by the end of 2018 is likely not achievable. The reason for that is the third (disqualified) contractor is also the primary supplier of the docks, Martin said. Since every marina from Texas to the Georgia coast is looking for parts, it becomes an issue of sup ply and demand. The backlog on dock material is overwhelming and will not, in all likelihood, allow the city to complete the southern attenuator by the end of the calendar year. Martin said that situation brought about the idea of flip ping the project. The thinking was, what if we still award the bid on July 17 and get a contractor in hand, but then also immediately go out for bids, while we were sitting around waiting for the docks (materials) to be available, and move forward with the dredging and the realignment of the south (docks), Martin said. The grand scheme of things was to have both of those projects the southern attenuator and the southern basin completed by next Shrimp Festival. In our dis cussions with the contractors, that is still doable, but we are going to have to flip the order. There are obstacles to the new plan, Martin said, but, right now, that seems to be the best option moving forward. We already have the permits for the dredging, and we already have the permit to realign the southern basin. I am working with the citys marina consul tant to prepare an invitation to bid that we can have out, hopefully, by the end of this month, so that, when we do award the bid on July 17, that contractor will be in a much better position to submit a bid to move forward with the pulling of the docks, Martin said. We dont have to wait for those docks. Were going to reuse what we have. Pull the docks, store them someplace. Weve talked about moving them to the airport and refurbishing the docks there. Once the marina is dredged, put the docks back in a newly configured position. The idea to flip the plans for the marina only came about four days before Tuesdays City Commission meeting, and com missioners said details have not yet been worked out. Problems with the plan include where to put the boats that currently work out of the southern section of the mari na. Captain Brian Soucy runs Semper Fi Charters, which oper ates out of the marina. Soucy asked how long he will be out of business. The answer to your ques tion, how long are they going to be closed, is, I think, two to four months, something like that, Commissioner Chip Ross said. Thats the reality. Could be less or more. The realistic timeline would be if we put the invitation out for bids by the end of this month, we have to notice the bids for 30 days, Martin said. Now youre at the end of July. We award the bid, hopefully, in August. Then, how long does it take them to mobilize? So, youre talking (about) starting in September and the goal would be December so that we at least get that portion done. Miller said decisions regarding the new plan are still being pondered. Its brand new, he said. Do we wait and build these big docks? That takes time to get you moved. Or, do we wait and you guys are still down there, not being able to go our three or four times a day because of silting? Miller assured Soucy that affected parties would be kept informed about every step of the process and all decisions that are made about the project. rffnntfn tbftnfrtfnf tffbf tffff ffnntff fftttff tbffbtttfft tffnftftfbfbfr rfn ttbttt tttbbrtt bttt nt f NL 6 col. Fri. 06.22 .indd 10 6/21/18 4:24 PM


rfntbfn bf tf r fntrbt bnrn nr r bn bbb brbr nbn bn b bfnrb nnbnr nnnn rbr n nr n brnrn nbnn bnbb bt nb rn nnnn nnrrb r b trbnrn nnb nb n bbnn brfbbbrnb rnb n nnr fb b nr bn nn nnn bbbr n b bnr rf nnr bnb nbbr b nfrnb bnfrtnnnnr bbbnn bbb nnnrnr rnnb bnr nn b nnn bbn b f fttbbffJoy Cashdan moved to Nassau County from New York with a wonderful interest in gardening. All are welcomed to a garden journey once you enter her special yard. A cow model, originally from Sag Harbor, N.Y., is in the entryway to her home and now immediately brings smiles to visitors faces. The next area on the path is hidden in a secluded place but too lovely to be kept a secret. It has a bench for reflection, a birdbath, a hummingbird feeder and a wonderful array of flowers including ferns, begonias, and impatiens. Also located in this same area is a fig tree, a lemon tree, and Mickey Mouse elephant ear plants. A winding path called the yellow brick road is a delight. Hanging begonias start the journey through a wooded area flanked by azaleas. Out of the forest and into the backyard there is a fern shade garden nestled under two trees, and a birdbath and feeders are nestled in a special place for birds. Around the bend is an archway visually suggesting more trails into the woods. Next, we see a succulent garden with a variety of plants chosen for their shapes and blooms. The cacti especially enjoy this space. In the fish pond are goldfish and water plants, surrounded by ferns, orchids and a variety of papyrus. The working greenhouse provides a perfect environment for more delicate plants and seedlings. Tomatoes, violets and sunflowers are the current occupants. In this back yard there are also blueberry plants, olives, kumquats, avocados. All of this makes Cashdan very happy, thankful and restored. Spotlight on Nassau Gardens is a monthly recognition program of the UF/ IFAS Nassau Extension Service and features gardens and plants grown by Nassau County residents. To be considered for recognition, send a digital photo with a description of your spotlight along with your name, address, and phone number to For more information, call the Extension office at 530-6353. SPOTLIGHT On Nassau GardensYellow brick road takes visitors on a garden journey fff r rn n NL 6 col. Fri. 06.22 .indd 13 6/21/18 10:00 AM


The award-winning romantic comedy Guys and Dolls is playing at Amelia Musical Playhouse in Fernandina Beach. The show tells the story of gambler Nathan Detroit trying to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gam bler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chas ing the straight-laced mission ary, Sarah Brown, as a result. The curtain will go up at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. For or call 277-3455. The theater is at 1955 Island Walkway in Fernandina Beach. Amelia Community Theatre is currently presentcomedy A Midsummer In this play that blurs fantasy and reality, obstacle course, with trickery center the wedding of Duke Theseus and the Amazon Queen Hippolyta. A group of amateur actors, known as the mechanicals, are in the forest to rehearse a play they are to perform at the wedding. Quince, Bottom, Flute, best of intentions, but they struggle to learn their parts. In another part of the forest but her father demands that she marry Demetrius. Demetrius is rather a cad, but happy couples? Finally, in the realm of the fairies, King Oberon and Queen Titania results in Oberon command ing his sprite, Puck, create potion that makes a person thing he or she sees upon awakening from sleep. The scene is then set, all under the light of the moon, for chaos and confusion to reign. are restored by the end of the play, with Puck assuring the audience that it was all just a dream. Performances will be at 8 p.m. today and Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students through or 261-6749. Horizons Restaurant will host a Jazz Party Weekend Jazz Trio featuring Bonnie Eisele 6-9 p.m. today and Saturday at its 5472 First tions, contact 321-2430 or $15 music charge will apply. The Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1983 will hold its 35-year reunion today and Saturday. A meet and greet will be held at 6 p.m. tonight at the Down Under but you may purchase food and drink on your own if you like. Then, a barbecue din ner and dance will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fernandina Beach. The cost Serena at 583-2578 or Angie at 753-6255 for questions and payment information. Community Yoga + Wellness will host a belly dance workshop 2-3:45 p.m. Saturday at its 210 Beech St. studio in Fernandina Beach. This beginner workshop is fun, energetic and fabulously female! Roll, shimmy and music with belly dance teacher Margarita Dodd. For more information and to register, shops. Dance belts normally the door. Sandra Baker-Hinton will teach a water-based paint ing class Saturday, June 30 Gallery and Gifts. The cost for the class is $150. To register, call 557-1195.The Nassau County next quarterly luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the will feature Amelia Island He will discuss how tourism tourists come from and why members and $40 for prospec istration and pre-payment are or call 261-3248. Local artist Lisa Inglis will host painting parties during the summer at The Green designs from which to choose. up and work at your own pace. 14 S. Third St., Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. on June 26, July 10 and 24, Aug. 7 and 21 and Sept. 4 and 18. Garden, 12 S. Second St., A ro r frfrn tbtbr frnb rrr frWednesday, June 20 Solution Thursdays 1-4:30 p.m. on June 28, July 12 and 26, Aug. 9 and 23 and Sept. 6 and 20. To celebrate the summer season, Amelia Lifelong Learning will present some new ideas on pairing wine and summer food. Wine and spirits consultant Rosemary Rillo will demonstrate how to successfully match wines with ing, but the right wine does go perfectly with barbecue as well as with other popular summer food. The class will be Thursday, June 28, from 4-6 p.m. at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. The class fee is $10 per per son and includes barbecue and wines to sample. For more information and to register, class is sponsored by Moon Tickets are on sale at Amelia Community Theatre for the musical theater camp production of Disney and Mary Poppins Jr. Performances of this one-hour family musical are at 7 p.m. June 29 and 1 org or 261-6749. Open seat ing begins 30 minutes before curtain.The Nassau County Public Library System will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The book drops will remain the public. Community Yoga + Wellness will hold back care healing yoga classes throughout July. The series of four classes scheduled for 5:15-6:15 p.m. July 5, 12, 19 finding appropriate mobility or stability bringing blood flow for decreased inflamma tion, and tips for helping stay safe and injury-free at home. Participation requires a reser is needed. The cost of the class is $60. The Friends of the Library Book Club will meet Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. by Geraldine Brooks. The program is free and open to the public. Future meeting dates and books to be discussed are Aug. 9, by Jesmyn Ward; Sept. 13, by Marjane Satrapi; Oct. 11, by by Atul Gawande; Dec. 13, by Henry James; Jan. 10, by Amor Towles; Feb. 14, by Julian Barnes. The Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1978 is planning its 40-year reunion. A meet and greet will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Sandbar & Kitchen at Main Beach (no charge). Dinner and dancing will take place 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, person). A pre-reunion get-together will be held June 9 on Amelia or more information, contact Johnny at 321-7875, Brenda at 753-0235 or Kim at 415-3243, 1978 page on Facebook.Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes with Bachata at 7 p.m. followed by Merengue at 8 p.m. Tuesday classes are $10 per person or both for $15. A dance work shop is offered from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays for $10 per person. There will be no Friday Night Dance Party in June. Ballroom On Amelia is at 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. Neither a partner nor information, call 624-0886 or or the Ballroom on Amelia Facebook page. Beach is currently holding its 15th annual fundraiser for the local Community Hospice. This year, the company will hold a silent auction that will include items and ser golf courses, restaurants, the staff and more. The auction will continue through June 30. and at the salon, Donations are also welcome. fundraising efforts were recog nized in 2017 with the National Philanthropy Award for Small Business. The Hilliard Branch Library will offer beginning Spanish classes 6-8 p.m. weeks. The classes are free and aimed at adults, though teens 14 and older are wel option ) for information. Learn tai chi at an evening on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Interested in a gentle practice to connect mind and for you. This ancient practice 210 Beech Street. Go to check the class Ms. Ernie Albert, director of the Peck Center Library, will host children in pre-K through second grade at a new Story & Activity Hour Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Stories will include programs by Fernandina Beach firefight ers with mascot Sparky, local Smith, Ms. Albert, Georgia Murray and the Fernandina Ocean Rescue crew. This will run through July 5. The on the first floor of the Peck 10th St. in Fernandina Beach. Professional, traditional acrylic painting classes with Friday mornings from 10 a.m. landscapes, still life and more. 261-8276 or 556-1638. Resin epoxy, dirty pour art classes are being held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 1-3 p.m. St. in Fernandina Beach. All to create your own 12-by12-inch piece of art, which when it has cured to a glassregister, contact Julie Delfs at 518-322-7937. The Amelia Knitting Club meets from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the BuyGO store on South Eighth Street. Kings Bay RC Modelers, established in 1989, is located Bluff Road and Oakwell Road in Kingsland, Ga. We are facilities, consisting of friendly people passionate about our hobby. We welcome pilots Bingo is played every Thursday at American play. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and early bird games begin at 6:05 p.m. Regular session, nine games for $20, begins proceeds are donated to help You must be 18 to be in the Lions Club bingo, Thursday and Sunday, Yulee 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. ACBL Duplicate Bridge, Fernandina Beach. Amelia hosts the only sanctioned on the island. Monday, 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. For or (770) 616-7664. Contract bridge, Monday Monday of each month, 12:30Fernandina Beach. Living With Loss is a support group organized by the and needs a safe place for comfort and support. Meetings are Mondays from 4-5 p.m. at for information. Dust off your drum sticks, your reed to join the Nassau ensemble meets weekly at 6 p.m. Thursdays in the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. For more Contract bridge, Monday Monday of each month, 12:30Fernandina Beach. Thursday, 1-4 p.m., Barnabas Fernandina Beach. It is a Nonprofit resource center for women with cancer, answers questions in a confidential set information and more. For an appointment call 261-7000. rffrThe West Nassau Historical Society has selected Saturday, Nov. 3, for its fundraiser Hobos, Hot Rods, and Heroes Festival and Car Show, according to a news release. The nonprofits second autumn celebration is an all-day event held in and around the historic 1881 Callahan Train Depot and adjoining 1856 Florida Railroad bed. The arts and crafts and food vendors will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The car show portion is a judged contest in several categories and is presented by Cochranes Collision Center, Callahan Cruisers, and AB&B Auto Parts. It is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be followed by an awards ceremony on the depots main stage. The kids play area will start at 10 a.m. with a bouncy house and youth-oriented games such as a Hobo Scavenger Hunt. Joel Pace Music students will hold a hands-on instruments session on the front platform of the 137-year old station. The Historical Society will honor veterans at 11 a.m. Local live entertainment will perform on the main depot stage from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the final act following the car show awards ceremony. Tours of the history museum, 1881 depot, turpentine artifact exhibit, and 1940s-era caboose will also be conducted. Inside the train depot museum the Historical Society will host a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit called Crossroads: Change in Rural America. The six-week long exhibit is made possible by the Florida Humanities Council and will run through Dec. 8. The national display will be augmented with local quilters showing their works inside the depot annex along with the Historical Societys 8x8 history-themed model train layout. This is primarily an outdoor event so please bring your lawn chairs. The West Nassau Historical Society is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization and funds raised during this event will go toward the promotion of Nassau Countys rich and diverse history and the upkeep of the historic Callahan Train Depot. Donations to the 501(c)(3) organization are tax deduct ible in accordance with current IRS rules. Sponsors and volunteers are needed to help make this fundraising event a success. For additional information on becoming a vendor, car show participant, volunteer, or sponsor to the 2018 Hobos, Hot Rods, and Heroes Festival and Car Show, visit or call festival co-chairs John Hendricks or Emily Baumgartner at 879-3406. FILE PHOTO Tickets are still available for next months production of The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show starring Belinda Davids. The national tour will be at Jacksonvilles Times-Union Center on Saturday, July 21, for one performance only. Tickets can be purchased at The tour follows star Belinda Davids lauded performance on Fox TVs Showtime at the Apollo Christmas Special in December 2017, where her spinetingling rendition of I Will Always Love You on the very stage where Whitney Houston filmed her famous Greatest Love of All film clip, no less earned her performance more than 10 million views on Facebook in the days following. Though this is Davids first major U.S. tour as the principal of The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show, shes no stranger to U.S. audiences, having toured extensively as a backing vocalist for the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica in earlier years. Davids said of her return to the U.S., This is the birthplace of Whitney her home and her essence and the place and experiences that made her the incredible person and artist that she was. I know Americans hold her memory dear, and Im first and foremost a Whitney fan myself, so I cannot wait to be surrounded by others who treasure her just as much as I do. Every audience, every fan that I perform to is special, but I know that this tour will be particularly special. Audiences across Europe, the U.K., Middle East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Davids home country of South Africa have already been wowed by the production, which has been touring since 2013. A five-piece band, backing vocalist and choreographed dancers will accompany Davids on stage as she pays tribute to Houston with live performances of I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, I Have Nothing, Didnt We Almost Have it All, One Moment in Time, Queen of the Night and 15 other chart-topping hits. Showtime Australias international production house, led by respected longtime father and son team Johnny and Jono Van Grinsven, in the roles of producer and technical director respectively, has put together custom-designed lighting, theatrical effects, and more than 20 different hand-crafted costumes to complete the sensory spectacle and keep audiences enthralled through the course of the twohour show.rffntbnrfbtnffbfbt


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r Worship this wee kat the place of your choice... Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL 3209785971 Harts Rd. 9042255128 Y BC ULEE Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome! HURCH rf rfntbrfntb nbt nn 904-261-4293 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 Springhill Baptist Church will be offering Lifeway Publishing VBS, Game On, this summer for children entering first through sixth grades in the fall. VBS will be held Monday through Friday, June 25 29, from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Parents can register their children at LifeWays VBS 2018 invites children to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments. As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drumline, players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, and celebrate salvation. Springhill Baptist Church is located at 941017 Old Nassauville Road in Fernandina Beach. For more information, call 261-4741.rfntFive 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.tffLooking 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.bffffnAll 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 the church at 336-5381 for more information and to register. Yulee UMC is located at 86003 Christian Way in Yulee.ffffEach 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 24 Growing Trees with Vernon Hiott, Rayonier Inc. July 1 Amelias Sea Turtles with Mary Duffy, president, Amelia Turtle Watch July 8 Eating Fresh, Farm to Table with Chef Bill Thompson, Amelia Culinary Academy July 15 The Night Sky with Helmut Albrecht, ScienceFirst July 22 Amelias Historic Trees with Margaret Kirkland, Amelia Tree Conservancy July 29 Look & See with Rev. Dr. Wain Wesberry, pastor, First Presbyterian, Fernandina Aug. 5 Solar Energy with Pete Wilking, A1A Solar Aug. 12 Bees and Beekeeping with Barb Kent, BuyGones 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 Christopher Fowler and First Lady Yashica Fowler and the members of Historic Franklintown United Methodist Church at 1415 Lewis St. in American Beach will celebrate the churchs 130th anniversary and host a Renaming of the Church Dedication Service at 3 p.m. June 24. The guest speaker for the occasion will be Pastor Timothy Simmons of St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church of Jacksonville.nfnThe 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.nfnfnHow do we independent-minded people submit ourselves to each other? What does that even mean and how do we learn and practice it? Join us at 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, as we read, question and discuss what God says through Paul in Ephesians 6. 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.fnnfEd 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, his vast army, 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. You are welcome here! Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36 Bowman Road on Amelia Island. For more information, call 277-4414 or visit regular multi-faith inspirational afternoon is on the second Sunday of each month. The next one will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at Springer Controls, located at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. This will be an open, discussion/conference-style meeting. Bring your own ideas, thoughts, writings, book, etc. All are welcome for a casual couple of hours, hospitality, friends and fellowship. The current Bah month is Grandeur. The month of Light begins June 5. For more information, call 566-5437 or 432-8845.nnfWith the heat, rains and the recently published mosquito-borne virus threat, the Salvation Army Hope Houses Emergency Food Pantry is in need of bottled water, insect repellant and non-perishable food items. Food items most needed are peanut butter and jelly, soups and stews, canned fruit, legume beans like pork and beans or black, kidney and pinto beans (dry or canned), spaghetti sauce, helper meals, breakfast cereal and canned meats like tuna, chicken, spam and beanie weenies. As always, any other non-perishables you find on sale or in the two for one bin are also appreciated. Donations can be brought to The Salvation Army Hope House, 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach. Submit event announcements/briefs to: Calendar Listing c/o News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; editor2@; or 261-3696.Last Monday, a Wall Street Journal editorial by Emily Smith talked about Debra Mashek, a psychology professor at Harvey Mudd College. Professor Mashek had asked her students to think about how they might show intellectual humility. How, specifically, could they signal to others that theyre open to different perspectives? A handful of kids took a stab at it, but the class failed to come up with acceptable, politically correct ways of being humble. In one sense, its hard to blame them. Its been a while since theyve seen good examples. In politics, business, education and even in our own neighborhoods more people, it seems, insist that their way and their view must prevail. Generally, were more demanding and less tolerant of others ideas. Which means theres not much room to be humble. The Bible has a lot to say on the subject. So much so that Richard Baxter, the 17th-century English theologian, once wrote, Humility is not a mere ornament of a Christian, but an essential part of the new creature. It is a contradiction in terms to be a Christian, and not be humble. We see a vivid illustration of this in the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. Its especially relevant today because, according to Luke 18:9, Jesus told the story to those who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt. The Pharisee, were told, stood by himself and prayed: God, I thank you that I am not like other people robbers, evildoers, adulterers or even like this tax collector. In contrast, the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, God, have mercy on me, a sinner. These men offered vastly different prayers, and Jesus shared a few thoughts about them. First, he explained that that tax collector, not the Pharisee, went down to his house justified. And that, he said, is because All those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Please dont miss the connection between justification and humility. Its key. People who are biblically justified have been declared innocent by God. Theyre righteous in his eyes. Their sins are forgiven, and theyve been promised eternal life in his presence. Thats the heart of Christianity. Pastor and author Chris Hutchinson argues that Jesus chose this word precisely to draw the strongest of all possible contrasts between the Pharisee and publican in the conditions of their hearts. The Pharisees heart is filled with pride, which demonstrates that he remains unjustified before God. The tax collector reveals contrition. He depends on Gods mercy, thereby revealing a humble heart. Consequently, hes the one whos justified. Hutchinson cites author David Wells, who explains that in the case of the publican we see a sense of undoing before God, of inner wretchedness because of sin. In the other, there is no such sense. Instead, says Wells, theres the confidence that there is an ascent to be made for surely God is obliged to reward the effort. And here, perhaps, is the source of so much strife today. Too many of us may be certain that we in our wisdom, intelligence, and understanding know whats right. We dont say it out loud, but we know were better than the robbers, evildoers, adulterers, and tax collectors of our day. And in such arrogance, weve lost the capacity to be quick to hear, slow to speak, [and] slow to anger (James 1:19). Weve forgotten that A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion (Proverbs 18:2). In the church, too, we may have ignored the command, To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. We forget that We ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another (Titus 3:2-3). Like the Pharisees, we may have become so sure of ourselves and so contemptuous of others that weve neglected Jesus simplest command: So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them (Matthew 7:12). On this side of Christs Second Coming, there will be complex problems and theyll require honest conversations to resolve. Believe it or not, those conversations can take place. They can be gracious and seasoned with salt, if only we strive to love our neighbors as ourselves. Richard Doster lives in Fernandina Beach with his wife, Sally. Hes the editor of byFaith, the magazine of the Presbyterian Church in America, and attends Grace Community Church in Yulee. Reach him at ddoster@icloud. com.rffnt br f nnfThe Salvation Army Hope House is already getting ready for school. If you or someone you know needs help providing school supplies for your children, we are accepting applications now through July 6. If, on the other hand, you can help provide greatly needed supplies, we already have over 50 students signed up for our Smart Start Program. We need backpacks (especially for teenagers), lined and graph paper, notebooks, folders, binders, subject dividers, scissors, staplers, rulers, protractors, compasses, scientific calculators and more. Call 321-0435 or stop by 410 S. Ninth St. for a more detailed list or to drop off your supplies. Thank you for helping our students succeed! NL 6 col. Fri. 06.22 .indd 16 6/21/18 10:07 AM


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