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JOHN SCHAFFNER/FOR THE NEWS-LEADERA brick house at the northeast corner of Broome and North Fifth streets owned by St. Michael Catholic Church could be demolished to make way for a new parish office building, part of a larger project for the church. The project plans should be updated for the Historic District Council meeting on Sept. 20. rfntb rffnnftbfffnfn rf f nntnb nnb f b f bfrrf rrfrnbf bftrbrrrrbnnrf THE RIGHT EXPERIENCE, At e RIGHT TIME, For e Nassau County School Board School Safety and School Security Expert Champion of Vocational Education Proven and Eective Leadership Accountable and Accessible To All REELECT JONATHANPETREEFOR School Board, District 5 Paid for and approved by Jonathan Petree for School Board District 5 Are two new county seals, logos and a marketing tag line worth $45,000? A better question might be, how much are they worth if the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners decides not to use any of them? Shanea Jones became the county manager in February 2017, and one of her first ideas was to unify the county with a rebranding project. Justin Stankiewicz, the director of the countys Office of Management and Budget and the assistant county manager, explained at a May meeting of the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners that Jones believed that having a new county seal, logo and tagline would be a visual way of uniting the east and west parts of the county. In March, Jones used a discretionary fund to hire the Jacksonville public relations firm of Burdette Ketchum to create the new looks and the new catchphrase. The price tag was $45,000 plus travel, not to exceed $47,000. Burdette Ketchum had recently completed a similar project for Clay County. The marketing and advertising agency made its first public presentation before the BOCC on May 14 as Nassau County Branding Initiative, with an objective to define who we are and what we want to be in light of growth and changes ahead. Bullet points included County DNA and value proposition and say the company sent out over 60 surveys to county leaders, conducted 17 hour-long interviews, and toured the entire county meeting, greeting and immersing. At the May 14 meeting of the board, the 19-page proposal to create distinct and compelling characteristics to influence residents, newcomers and businesses was unveiled: a new county seal featured a palmetto, a railroad tie and railroad tracks to the left and the right. The date of the countys founding was also included, an element that is missing from the current county seal. The new marketing motto proposed is True To Our Nature. The proposed new logo features an artistic rendering of a train station. Commissioner Steve Kelley questioned why the county needed to rebrand, especially in light of proposed increases in property taxes. Stankiewicz stated the contract with Burdette Ketchum had been approved in last years budget. Burdette Ketchum compiled comments received from various stakeholders, though none were delivered aloud at the May 14 meeting, and went back to work. Jones retired July 2. The firms final presentation came July 9. The revised county seal and logo design feature an egret in flight, graphic elements depicting water, and the date of the countys foundTwo problems beach parking and speeding traffic could allegedly be solved by putting Sadler Road on a diet by changing the five-lane road to three lanes, implementing a new parallel parking scheme and installing a bike lane, according to city officials. However, city residents and city commissioners expressed mixed feelings about the radical redesign when it came up at the Aug. 21 meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission. City Planner Kelly Gibson and Nassau County Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Kailey Saver spoke to the commission about the proposal. Gibson said the concept was to right-size the road from where it intersects with Drury Road to where it connects with South Fletcher Avenue via a roundabout then dead-ends at the beach. Where Sadler Road currently has two lanes going east and two going west with a turn lane in the middle, there would be one lane going in each direction between Drury Road and South Fletcher Avenue, with parking and a six-foot-wide bike lane. There would not be any construction costs, Gibson said. The road would simply be repainted, an expense the county would pay since it is a county maintained road. Gibson said the city and the county have conducted meetings to gather feedback from the public about the proposed change, with mixed results. Feedback has been extremely mixed, but, on the whole, a lot of the residents have not embraced the concept, particularly of parking. I think everyone has recognized the need for crosswalks at certain intersections, as well as being able to accommodate a larger bike lane. People generally are in favor of that. But, the parking is certainly a sticking point, she said. Commissioner Roy Smith, a retired construction contractor, said he does not support road dieting, especially on Sadler Road, and neither do the residents to whom he has spoken. I dont think its a good idea, Smith said. A number of people have spoken to me that have businesses there. The parking there would be a problem, because its parallel parking. If you cut the road down to one lane, and have parallel parking, you dont want the traffic to come to a halt while somebody is backing in there. Commissioner Phil Chapman agreed that parallel parking on the road would be a problem. I question the idea of parallel parking, Chapman said. People (will say), Theres a spot! They jam on the brakes, the person behind them is right behind them, but (they) want to back up to get into my space. That creates the backlog. Chapman added that people who would use the parking spaces would simply park to go to the beach, use public resources such as Ocean Rescue and trash pickup, and leave without contributing to the citys economy. He said that plans for the road were to make Sadler Road a destination, but that most people driving on Sadler have a destination: the beach. Additional foot traffic from the additional parking along the road was also a concern of Chapman. You have to cross the roundabout, Chapman said. Youre talking about parents trying to get, in many cases, young children across that roundabout, and its not just two people and kids its the wagon, its the umbrella, its the cooler. Its all of the things that they bring to the beach, and once they successfully navigate the roundabout, rrtSt. Michael Catholic Churchs multistage plan to add a family life center and church offices, first presented to the Fernandina Beach Historic District Council on May 24 and postponed twice since then, is once again on the HDCs agenda, this time for the Sept. 20 regular meeting. The church received approval at the May 24 HDC meeting to demolish a two-story structure at 224 N. Fifth St. and to relocate and renovate a structure located at 222 N. Fifth St., next to the present parking lot, to make way for a new parish office building. Remaining unsettled are requests to demolish a church-owned brick house at the northeast corner of Broome and North Fifth streets to make way for the building, the approvals for the new building along with its positioning and structural style, and parking considerations. Those are scheduled for the Sept. 20 HDC agenda. Architect Jose Miranda, who is representing the church on the project, met with the citys Technical Review Committee Aug. 9 for a pre-application discussion regarding the construction of the new building and parking plan. Miranda helmed a major, two-year renovation and expansion project for the churchs main building that was completed in 2016. Miranda was seeking guidance from the TRC before returning to the HDC, but on at least one point regarding parking and sidewalks the discussion became a bit heated. Rex Lester, the citys maintenance manager for streets and parks, wanted the church to abandon the use of parking spaces along North Fifth Street between mature magnolia trees. The spaces have been used by parishioners for years and the city has never imposed any parking restrictions. Lester wanted the area curbed along the street pavement on the west side to eliminate the parking and protect the trees. The discussion became testy when Lester said the church should pay for installing the curbing even though it would be on the city right-of-way. The discussion became even more heated when Lester also said he wanted the church to install a sidewalk on its property along the stretch where the magnolia trees are located. He argued it was needed for pedestrian access to the church from parking. Miranda pointed out that the city has never restricted parking along that side of the street but now wants the church to pay for curbing plus a sidewalk where pedestrians will not be walking because they will no longer be able to park there. Miranda then accused the city of trying to force the church to pay for correcting SADLER Continued on 8Ab fSOURCE: NASSAU COUNTY AND BURDETTE KETCHUMThe Jacksonville based marketing firm of Burdette Ketchum, hired for $45,000 out of a county managers discretionary fund, first recommended a new county seal that featured a palmetto, railroad tie and train tracks. 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rfrntThe Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1958 will hold a luncheon and social to celebrate its 60-year reunion from 1 located at 96008 Wade Place, which is at the base of the west end of the Shave Bridge. Those attending will be able to order from the menu, and a cash bar will be available. For additional information, call Henry Jake Jacobs at 277-0754 (leave a message) or Tony Ferreira at 261-4283.bbffrThe Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1088, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the Ark of Nassau, 86051 Hamilton St., Yulee. The guest speaker will be Jannie Everet, who will discuss the 1971 Thiokol Plant explosion. The plant was involved in the making of ordinance for the Vietnam War effort. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with information, call 432-7006.bffrfr Aug. 29, at 1367 S. 18th St. (across the street from Baptist Medical Center Nassau) in Fernandina Beach. This support group provides its members with ongoing support as well as coping strategies for those with impaired vision. The guest speaker will be Carolyn Wiltse, a vision rehabilitation specialist from Vision Education Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville. Wiltse will discuss adjustment to blindness, assistive technology and the importance of independent living skills. During each meeting, members share how they cope with low vision and activated computer screen readers. Caregivers are encouraged to attend and new members are always welcome. For more at 261-0701, ext. 102.frnfrNassau Friends, a new social group for young adults (19-30) with high-functioning autism, Asperger syndrome, and social p.m. Aug. 29. in the conference room of the Fernandina Beach Fernandina Beach. Participants should have an interest in belonging to a group and making friends and must be high-functioning, emotionally stable, and have their own transportation. Friends, family, and supporters are welcome to be involved helping to organize and for the group, visit Wednesdays, Sept. 5 and 19. The seminars are open to the miss this opportunity for great advice from experts.frftr of crafts and arts focused on literacy between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, Sept. 8. The event will feature storybook readings, face painting, snacks and more. Celebrity guests will include supplies, visit You can make fffThe Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center is offering the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at no charge 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through Sept. 21 at 37002 Ingram Road in Hilliard. The program offers low-impact physical activity proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. Sessions will include gentle range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every fitness level and ability. To pre-register, contact Northeast Florida AHEC at 482 0189.nfrrKeep Nassau Beautiful and Nassau County Solid Waste Management will hold a household hazardous waste collection event for residents on Sept. 8 from 7 a.m. to noon. County residents are encouraged to bring pesticides, paint thinners, radiator fluid, used oil and lubricants, oil filters, pool chemicals, solvents, insecticides, gasoline and fuels, fluorescent bulbs, electronics, computers, TVs, paints, batteries fertilizers, household cleaners, corrosives, propane tanks, medications, aerosol cans and used cooking oil to the Northeast Florida Fairgrounds at 543378 U.S. 1 in Callahan for disposal. Collection is free of charge for residents. For more information, visit County Council on Aging, in partnership with Baptist Health, will present the sixth annual Senior Expo & Health Fair on Fri., Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center auditorium, 2500 Atlantic Ave. More than 50 health service providers, state and local government agencies, and other senior service organizations and businesses 261-0701 for more information.frrrThe Nassau County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next program will feature guest speaker retired Command Sergeant Major Teresa King. After serving 28 years in the U.S. Army, King has a long list of accomplishments to her name. Most notably, she became the first female commandant of the Drill Sergeant School in Fort network that enhances personal and professional growth of businesswomen in Nassau County. ing speaker and mentoring and partnership opportunities. Tickets for the luncheon are $20 per person for members. To attend this event, you must pre-register at For more information, contact the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at 261-3248.rnr Force is seeking volunteers to remove litter from area beaches before it is ingested by animals. Volunteers will work one or two evenings a week, through August, for one to two hours between rfnfnfThe UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Service is offering weekly individual consultations at the Barnabas Center, located at 1303 Jasmine St. in Fernandina Beach, for Medicare beneficiaries. If you will be new to Medicare, have questions about Medicare or want to know if you qualify to save money on your Medicare drug costs, Medicare monthly premium, deductibles and copays, call Meg McAlpine at 530-6359 to schedule your private appointment. Appointments are being scheduled Fridays fA 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 building located at 449621 U.S. 301 in Callahan. Varying topics are presented with informal support and discussion. A registered dietitian and a mental health counselor will facilitate some sessions. Participants will prepare a healthy meal to take home and cook. To register, contact Melanie Hadden at 5072692.There is no cost.frHealing Hearts is a local support group for those who have lost a spouse. The group meets twice a month on the second again on the fourth Monday at 6 p.m. for dinner at the Marina Restaurant. For information, contact Mary Mercer at 415-1881 or Joni Reid at 556-6767.frrtVisit or call 904-399-8535.ffffDo you ever have the need to visit the Nassau County School District administration office at 1201 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach? Do you find yourself driving 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 meetings, employee meetings, staff meetings, and support. If you have questions or would like to schedule a meeting,call 491-9900.brfrNHS Second Chance Resale Store and its sister clothing store, NHS Second Chance Closet, are looking to grow their team of volunteers in all areas. If you have a few hours a week to spare and enjoy meeting and working with other animal lovers in a fun atmosphere, pick up a volunteer application at Second Chance, located in the Eight Flags Shopping Center on South 14th Street or go online to and click on Volunteer. For information, call 321-0022.Amelia Residents in Action for the Symphony sponsors a program each January and February that visits all fourth grade classes in Nassau County with 40 orchestral instruments. The goal of the program is to acquaint students with how to properly hold and play each instrument. To be able to reach all Nassau County students, ARIAS needs volunteer zookeepers. No experience is required. To volunteer, contact Susan Kosciulek at 548-0227 or Barbara Zacheis at 321-5639.r courses, concealed-weapon license courses and close-quarter defensive tactics courses. For information and more class dates,, or visit www.thebelsongroup.comrtrPistol and revolver gun classes for beginniners to advanced shooters are given by NRA-certified instructor and retired state and federal law enforcement officer Frank P. Covie and held at the convenience of each person starting any weekday except Wednesday. Both basic and personal protection classes are available and including classroom, range shooting and no-cost use of a .22 pistol and rifle including ammo. Contact 277-4144, Martha Caroline Whitney Easley, 88, of Amelia Island, Fla., passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Community Hospice & Palliative Cares Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, Fla. Born in Plant City, Fla., she was a daughter of the late Colonel William Travers Whitney and Margaret Rebecca Willis Whitney. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina and received her Master of Science from the University of Florida. She married John Forest Easley in 1955. Their marriage would last some 61 years, until his passing in 2016. They made their home in Gainesville, Fla., where he was on the faculty at UF. Her career as a biochemist at UF Health Shands Hospital would take her into her retirement years. After retirement she returned to school and obtained her Master of Science in Botany from UF. Mrs. Easley and her husband moved to Amelia Island in 1998. In retirement, she was able to pursue her many passions, which included bicycling, birding and her love of nature. After moving to the island, she was able to produce a complete catalogue of the plant life of Little Talbot Island State Park and Fort Clinch State Park. She was at her happiest when she was on her bicycle. She was an active member of St. Peters Episcopal Church, where she was able to give voice to her spirituality. Mrs. Easley loved God, her Bible and worshipping through hymns. Her family recalls her singing hymns into the late night hours as part of family gatherings. It was said of her that her face was radiant while she sang. Caroline was an elegant and gracious lady who, even as she neared death, had a quiet and unassuming presence about her. She leaves behind her daughters, Margaret Rebecca Easley of Amelia Island and Martha Reid Easley-Tafel of Hamburg, Germany; two nieces, Beth Travers Kirschner of Englewood, Fla., and Martha Ann Manee Harrison of Lakeland, Fla.; and a nephew, John Whitney Kirschner. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 at St. Peters Episcopal Church with the Reverend Brian Alberti officiating. Caroline will be laid to rest beside her husband in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations, in her memory, to St. Peters Episcopal Church. Please share your memories and condolences at Burgess Dickens Kent, a retired research scientist, died at home in the arms of her husband, William Mallory Kent, on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Caroline was 63 years old. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Caroline at Assumption Catholic Church, 2403 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla., at 6 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018. Organ prelude will begin at 5:45 p.m. All are invited. October 16, 2018 would have been her 26th wedding anniversary. She died following a courageous fight against a metastatic cancer that caused her to endure months of great suffering, during which she did not once complain, but simply accepted and fought with every therapy that could be attempted. Caroline was born in Jacksonville and raised in Fernandina Beach, Fla. She started college a year early at Jacksonville University, transferred to Florida Institute of Technology and then transferred to the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Microbiology in 1977. She was one of the first women to work in the then-male-dominated field of industrial chemistry, applying for and being hired as an industrial chemist at Allied Chemical Company in Brunswick, Ga., where she worked two years while saving money for graduate school. She then was accepted in 1979 into the graduate microbiology virology program at the University of Miami, where she earned her Ph.D. Her dissertation was titled, Antiviral activity of lidocaine HCL against the replication of herpes simplex virus Type 1. She later worked in basic research for many years at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. She was one of the first scientists employed in basic research at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, working under Michael McKinney, Ph.D., in a set of temporary trailers while the Birdsall Research Building was being built. After Dr. McKinney retired, she worked under Dr. Matt Farrer until he accepted a chaired professorship in Vancouver, Canada, at which time Caroline retired. Caroline had at least 31 scientific publications to her name from her work at the Mayo Clinic, notably including Differential expression of GAP-43 mRNA in adult central cholinergic neuronal populations, which was published in Molecular Brain Research, June 1994, Expression of Superoxide Dismutase Messenger RNA in Adult Rat Brain Cholinergic Neurons, published in the Journal of Molecular Neuroscience in March 1999, Pontine cholinergic neurons depend on three neuroprotection systems to resist nitrosative stress, published in Brain Research in April 2004, and Impaired dopaminergic neurotransmission and microtubule-associated protein tau alterations in human LRRK2 transgenic mice, published in Neurobiology of Disease in December 2010. Her work Adult neurogenesis and neurite outgrowth are impaired in LRRK2 G2019S mice, published March 2011 in Neurobiology of Disease, earned her a Faculty of 1000 Award. Her work with confocal microscopy resulted in a cover of Neuroscience. Before Caroline died, she completed a book to be published titled, Methadone The Quiet Cure. Caroline was a persistent advocate for methadone maintenance therapy for persons addicted to opiate drugs. As a youth Caroline won the Nassau County Talent Contest, was a lifeguard at the Fernandina Beach Atlantic Recreation Center and protected the children there, never missed a Sunday at church as a child (Caroline was a devout Christian and regular communicant at both San Jose Episcopal and Assumption Catholic churches), played the piano and saxophone, and as an adult competed twice in the Three Mile Ocean Swim. Caroline took in many stray and abandoned cats over the years, getting them needed medical care and providing them with a loving home. In addition, Caroline was a friend to the homeless and people suffering from drug addiction and mental health issues. She was an angel who saved her husbands life.Willie Mae Adkins, 93, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018.rfMary Ethel Baffa, 94, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018.rfAnn Kidd Hinson, 73, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday August 22, 2018.rfJoseph Longo, 87, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018.rf b rrfnr NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Wednesday, Noon 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. AD DEADLINES .................. WEDNESDAY EDITION ........ FRIDAY EDITION Classified Ads: .................. ................ 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. MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES nrftbrb rnrn Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-900) ISSN# 0163-4011. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: director. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: cal errors in advertising. When notified promptly, the part of the advertisement in which the typographical 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. rfrtrfrffInterim County Manager Mike Mullin will be holding regularly scheduled meetings from 3 to 4 p.m. on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month to make himself available for anyone to ask county-related questions and/or address county issues. The meetings will take place in the Commission Chambers, located in the James S. Page Governmental Complex at 96135 Nassau Place in Yulee. 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 101 Fernandina Beach, FL The food pantry needs donations of non-perishable food items all year round.For more information, Call: 261 -7000NL/PSA r now posts its weekly lane closure report online at www. With major work underway on A1A and other projects in Nassau County you can stay up-to-date on which roads will have lane closures. Commuters traveling into Duval County can also get the latest on Jacksonville lane closures. The report is updated every Friday.


ing. Several citizens who rose to speak expressed extreme displeasure at the price tag and did not understand why anything new is needed. The new design was criticized, including a statement from one person that an egret doesnt fly with its head in the air. Commissioners were questioned as to why a contest was not held for a new design, with prize money awarded. It was suggested that would have been a more effective way of coming up with something that was truly from and for the county. Kelley asked about the cost of implementation. Will Ketchum, president and CEO of Burdette Ketchum, replied that he recommends those costs be incurred incrementally, like when stationery is running out or when a county truck comes in for maintenance during which time a new seal could be affixed. The commissioners decided not to vote July 9 to approve or accept the deliverables and postponed any action until July 23. That date came and went and the rebranding project was never discussed in public again. A follow up meeting took place in recent weeks between representatives of Burdette Ketchum, Stankiewicz and County Attorney and Interim County Manager Michael Mullin. In a conversation after that meeting, Mullin indicated that he found the deliverables from Burdette Ketchum to be subpar and believes that a refund is in order. When asked about such a refund in an email, Ginny Walthour, vice president of Strategic Communications & Public Relations at Burdette Ketchum, stated, We have followed a proven, collaborative process that rendered insights and a strategic basis that were met with consensus and are a great foundation for an effective creative outcome. Reaching creative consensus around a community brand is always complex and rounds of feedback help inform and drive the process. We remain committed to furthering our process and achieving a successful solution.Continued from 1A Political advertisement paid for and approved by Dawn Hagel, Republican for County Commissioner District 2 A NEW DAWN in Nassau CountyVOTE FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER District 2REMEMBER TOAUGUST 28TH DAWNHAGELNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE RICK KEFFER, DCJ, INC. GIVES NOTICE OF FORE CLOSURE OF LIEN AND INTENT TO SELL THIS VEHICLE ON 9/10/18, 10:00 AM AT 464037 SR 200, YU LEE, FL 32097, PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES. RICK KEFFER DCJ, INC. RE SERVES THE RIGHT TO AC CEPT OR REJECT ANY/AND OR ALL BIDS.3C6TRVCDXEE1301282014 RAM PROMASTER/2500 NEW HOME READY NOW The Crestview D lot 1-4 1,881 sq. ft. 3 bd, 2 ba, study 3rd car garage Large kitchen island Spacious lanai We pay closing costs*$249,900WOODBRIER COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS: Homes from the low $200s Close to Amelia Island on Old Nassauville Rd. in Fernandina 5.1 miles to the beach New phase now selling Great schools No CDD fees (904) 365-5565 | SOURCES: NASSAU COUNTY AND BURDETTE KETCHUMBurdette Ketchum compiled comments received after an initial presentation of a proposed seal and logo at the Board of County Commissioners May 14 meeting and went back to work. The revised county seal and logo, above and right, feature an egret in flight, graphic elements depicting water, and the date of the countys founding. The countys current seal, below, was designed by T. J. Jerry Greeson about 30 years ago. NL 6 col. Fri. 08.24.indd 3 8/23/18 3:19 PM


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DOMESTIC DESIGNSCINDY CROW BUDDY BOYD Buddy Boyd and Cindy Crow opened Domestic Designs Roofing, Inc. (Domestic Designs) in Fernandina Beach in early 2001 fol lowing careers in the construction and legal industries. Growing up in Texas, Buddy began building custom homes in 1984 while Cindy practiced law. Following his custom home building in Texas, Buddy extended his construction experience through jobs in civil engineering, production and custom home construction and com mercial and residential roofing sales. Cindy practiced litigation with an emphasis in construction and insurance law. In 2001, they opened Domestic Designs Roofing, Inc. to concentrate solely on residential and commercial roofing and have never looked back. Buddy holds licenses from the state of Florida as both a Certified Roofing Contractor and a General Contractor and is OSHA certi fied. The company is licensed and insured. Since 2001, Domestic Designs has met the roofing needs for new and existing homeowners and commercial businesses in Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Baker counties. The companys 5 crews install shingle, metal, tile and flat roofs as well as provide inspection, repair, additional installation and cleaning services for both residential and commercial customers. A full service company, Domestic Designs works with home owners and builders everyday to provide the highest quality, warranted roofing services at the lowest costs and least incon venience. Everyones needs are different. I enjoy working with individual homeowners and builders to solve their specific prob lems and meet their needs. I understand that any type of home or business construction can be challenging so it is our goal to provide every client with the most cost effective and least intru sive solutions. In todays fast-paced and economically challenging environment, you cannot expect anything less, said Boyd. The company offers a wide variety of products including GAF/ Elk, CertainTeed, Owens-Corning, Monier, Hanson and American Tile, all of whom offer a complete line of warranties. With recent changes to the state of Floridas wind mitigation roofing requirements, there are many new savings opportunities for residential and commercial owners. We offer clients several roofing options to save money on their homeowners and wind insurance policies, said Boyd. We work closely with local insur ance agents and have seen that many owners today are unaware of the savings opportunities available to them through policy discounts related to roofing modifications. We can evaluate, with owners, their individual needs and available options. Additionally, Domestic Designs partners with a certified solar technology and installation firm to provide energy efficient roofing solutions that reduce your carbon footprint and utility expense. We are excited about the unlimited opportunities we now offer in alternative energy resources and costs savings, said Boyd. To discuss your roofing needs or to simply learn more about potential roofing modifications, related to insurance savings or energy efficient roofing solutions, call Buddy Boyd at 904-3210626 or 904-753-1438. They look forward to working with you. Early voting for the primary election is underway and the great privilege awaits at your precinct. If you are not registered to vote in the general election on Nov. 6, do it now. My motivation for this week was independent voters. While our Congress remains entrenched under party umbrellas, the electorate has shifted in a nonparty specific direction. I admire the willingness of the elected to serve your community, state, or country. The personal satisfaction of making a difference has to outweigh what comes with the territory. This week, as usual, some numbers and maybe a few political opinions. Post dealership, my paintbrush can be a little broader. First, the tally of independent voters. A Gallup poll in October 2017 showed 31 percent Democrats, 24 percent Republicans, and 42 percent Independents no party affiliation. A number of sources read have shown Independents at just over 40 percent in our country. If you buy this, they exceed the numbers of either major party by 35 percent over Democrats and 75 percent over Republicans. Big numbers. Lets look at state affiliations: Democrat Republican Competitive 2014 17 15 15 2016 14 20 6 Individual states, their legislatures, and governors have experienced a move to the right. Worth discussing are the weight of the big states, California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois. This boils things down from how national voters look at their party/nonparty affiliation to how the states voters are registered. The Democrats have a big hold on their states. California is 51-percent Democrat and 30-percent Republican. New York is 52-percent Democrat and 29-percent Republican. Illinois is 50-percent Democrat and 33-percent Republican. Texas is 41-percent Republican and 38-percent Democrat. Florida is 42-percent Democrat and 39-percent Republican. The populous Republican states hold thin margins. I think disenfranchised is a poor word. Could one argue that the losing party voters in a states presidential vote are disenfranchised? The California Republicans and Texas Democrats votes go out the window for now. Texas is verging on competitive. The Electoral College cuts out a bunch of voters in every presidential election. Should winner take all and every vote really count? Time for a new paragraph. According to the Florida Division of Elections as of July 31, Nassau County voter registration was 37,809 Republican, 14,367 Democrat, and 13,088 No Party. I appreciate the very current nature of that statistic. Some information listed is not as current, but quoted to illustrate a point. Remember the price of every 95-degree August day is repaid with a 65-degree January afternoon. Have a good week. a street parking situation and also paving sidewalks that the city has totally ignored for decades. Lesters response to Miranda was, It is what it is. Both Miranda and city Utilities Director John Mandrick pointed out to the TRC members, made up of city staff, that the city does not require sidewalks on both sides of the street and a sidewalk exists along the east side of North Fifth Street where most of the parking will be. Pointing out that the net increase of church space, considering all elements of the new church multi-stage project will be 1,200 square feet, Miranda told the TRC it will actually result in providing more parking than required. The plan also includes adding landscape spaces for every 10 parking spaces along Calhoun Street and using permeable pavers for new parking areas. Miranda told the News-Leader that the final presentation of the churchs plan is still in the works, but he expects it to be completed in plenty of time for the next scheduled consideration by the HDC at its Sept. 20 regular meeting. Among the things still being tweaked, he said, were the size and actual placement of the new two-story building, the placement of all of the parking spaces and the exterior finish of the building. The two major St. Michael Church items currently on the HDC agenda for the Sept. 20 meeting are the conceptual certificate of approval to construct the approximately 5,978-square-foot primary structure and parking lot and a requested variance from the Land Development Code standards for building heights and setbacks to reduce the front yard setback from 25 feet to 15 feet. During the May 24 HDC meeting, several neighboring residents asked questions and raised objections to the two items that still remain to be resolved by the HDC. That led City Attorney Tammi Bach to advise that the council did not have enough information based on feedback to approve anything conceptually at that time, thus the postponements. The board had asked how the building plans would stay in context with historic buildings, to which Miranda answered, according to meeting minutes, One should not try to replicate historic buildings. There were questions as to why stucco was planned for the exterior with recommendations that lap board be considered, which might fit better with surrounding houses and soften the large structure. During that May 24 meeting, both Carol Hayes of 217 N. Sixth St. and Suzanne Dixon of 505 Calhoun St. expressed concern about the scale of the proposed building compared to surrounding homes. Should it accommodate the church or the community? Dixon asked. Terry Peterson, who lives at 511 Broome St., said the planned structure is massive not in keeping with the neighborhood. He worried about traffic and potential negative impact on the neighborhood, where he has lived since the 1920s. Suanne Thamm, who lives at 404 Broome St., wanted to know why the historic home that is being moved from 222 N. Fifth St. isnt being moved to the 505 Broome St. site where it would fit in with the streetscape and place the larger new building on North Fifth Street where it might fit better. The board then further discussed placing the new building at another location. It is anticipated there will be a significant turnout of residents for the Sept. 20 HDC meeting to see how the initial proposal presented May 24 might have changed, and to provide input before any action is taken. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Commission Chambers, 204 Ash St. The Diocese of St. Augustine, which oversees St. Michael, plans to issue an official statement about the project on August 30. SOURCE: CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACHA preliminary plan presented in July to the Historic District Council shows where the church would like to build new offices at the corner of Broome and North Fifth streets, and a plan to move a building presently located at 222 N. Fifth St. Those plans are due to be updated in time for the Sept. 20 meeting of the Historic District Council. Continued from 1A DONT LITTERSP SP A A Y ~ NEUTER Y ~ NEUTER A Public Service Announcement by The News-Leader NL 6 col. Fri. 08.24.indd 4 8/23/18 3:31 PM


Fernandina Beach city commissioners approved on first reading a new fee schedule, but made it clear that they had issues with some of the fees and that considerable work needs to be done before final approval. City Attorney Tammi Bach said that, with the significant proposed changes, city staff would not be able to produce an amended fee schedule by a second reading. However, she said that a fee schedule can be adopted by the beginning of the fiscal year, Oct. 1, and amended at the pleasure of the commission. A copy of the proposed rate schedule can be found at http:// At the Aug. 21 City Commission meeting, a new master fee schedule was presented, which included changes to fees charged by the city for services at the airport, including renting space in the new terminal, as well as hangar space. Airport Manager Nathan Coyle said the Airport Advisory Commission had hired a consultant to conduct a rate study, comparing rates charged for similar services at comparable airports in order to establish new rates at the citys airport. However, a controversy between the city and the Nassau County Property Appraisers Office may affect airport fees, Coyle said. Coyle told the News-Leader that the city owns nine t-hangars at the airport, and rents out individual space in those hangars to airplane owners. He said in 2016 the Property Appraisers Office expressed a desire to apply ad valorem taxes totaling about $28,000 to those nine hangars. The city paid that tax bill. Coyle said he and Bach question the taxes. Coyle said that under state statute there is an exemption for a full-service fixed-based operator. The airport has a private company, Bent Wing, which provides those services. He said the airport could pass the cost of those taxes along to tenants by adding it to hangar rental rates, but that it puts the city in a position from which it cannot compete with an FBO. Its not folks paying the ad valorem taxes on the building, he said. Our rental language allows for that to be passed through to the tenants. The challenge with it is, if an airport is able to provide a service such as hangar storage ... very similar to what an FBO could do, and our FBO here is interested in building hangars, with the intent to rent out hangar space, by this language the FBO is exempt, but the city renting out its hangar space is not. You end up with a strange scenario, where the airport, if you are renting from us, youve got to pay an ad valorem tax, but if its an FBO or a commercial hangar storage you dont. It puts us in a challenging situation. Bach said that, while the city and the property appraiser have disagreed on whether the city has a tax-exempt status, the city has not directed her to move forward with any action. The issue will affect the rates the airport charges, which are reflected in the new rate schedule. Adding taxes was not the only issue that arose regarding the new airport rates. After receiving the results of the rate study, the AAC believed that raising the hangar rental rates to be comparable with other airports would create a bit of sticker shock among those who rent hangar space here. They suggested raising the rates incrementally, over a three-year period. If the fees were to be raised over three years, the rental rates for the first year would start at $281 per month. If the fees were raised all at once, the hangar rental fees would start at $300. Those fees do not include ad valorem taxes. Commissioner Roy Smith said the rate study confirmed that fees charged by the city have been less than comparable airports, and argued that rental fees should be raised at once, not in a three-year period. Why would we were already behind on our rates why would we only do it a third each year? Smith asked. In three years, were behind the eight ball again. Why wouldnt we go ahead and get our increase? Everybody knew what we were doing. We went out and found out what rates are supposed to be, so why would we implement them a third a year? Why wouldnt we go ahead? Each year that you wait, were getting that far behind again. Coyle said the AAC wants to give tenants a chance to prepare for the higher fees. The recommendation that I heard from the AAC was tworf Responsible Growth at Pays For Itself Balance e Budget Full Time, Accessible and Responsive Life Long Conservative Republican Successfully Self-Employed for over 47 years Owner of Franklin Mini Storage in Hilliard & Callahan Combat Military Veteran 1969-1970, US Army South Vietnam, Mekong Delta Married Wife Judy, 2 Sons Garret & Gregory Resident of Hilliard since 1958Primary Election August 28 General Election Nov. 6, 2018 VOTE CARROL FRANKLIN for PORT AUTHORITY District 4 Nassau County Friends and Neighbors of Nassau County, My name is Thomas Ford and I am seeking election for Nassau County Commissioner District Four. I am a fourth generation, life-long resident of Nassau County. Growing up in Bryceville on our family farm, I have first hand experience with hard work, conservative values and leaving a legacy; just has my family has done for me. I see the need for and benefits of, having economic growth and I believe that can be done with a conservative approach while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Its time for New Leadership that is rooted in the great values of our community with a loyalty to the taxpayers. We can pass down to our children a community they can be proud of! I am asking for your support on August 28th. Vote Thomas Ford, Republican for County Commissioner, District 4. Thank you, Thomas Friends and Neighbors of Nassau County, My name is Thomas Ford and I am seeking election for Nassau County Commissioner District Four. I am a fourth generation, life-long resident of Nassau County. Growing up in Bryceville on our family farm, I have first hand experience with hard work, conservative values and leaving a legacy; just has my family has done for me. I see the need for and benefits of, having economic growth and I believe that can be done with a conservative approach while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Its time for New Leadership that is rooted in the great values of our community with a loyalty to the taxpayers. We can pass down to our children a community they can be proud of! I am asking for your support on August 28th. Vote Thomas Ford, Republican for County Commissioner, District 4. Thank you, Thomas Gracias Thank YouTaste the Latin American Traditional FoodLa Tierra Prometida (The Promised Land)Will Host a Dinner Featuring an Array of Hispanic dishesSaturday, August 2 5th, 201 8 5:00 8:00PM416 Alachua Street Fernandina Beach, FL (the old Baptist Church)Ph. (904) 349-2595 We Will Have Food From:No Charge for Admission, though donations will happily be acceptedAll Donations will go to the Building Fund for the Spanish Ministry The Promised LandMEXICO EL SALVADOR HONDURAS PUERTO RICO URUGUAY As the citys preparation of the 2018-19 annual budget, which will be effective on Oct. 1, draws to a close, the subject that most dominated, and continues to dominate, the discussion is the acquisition of property for conservation purposes. Conversations, both public and private, with all city commissioners indicate that none of the commissioners are opposed to the concept of either acquiring more conservation property for the city or assisting others to implement conservation easements or development restrictions on private property. I believe that the elected officials and city staff recognize the intrinsic value and beauty of Amelia Islands trees. The conundrum faced by the City Commission (as well as the entire community), however, is the cost: In order to preserve the green (trees), you have to come up with the green (dollars). Representatives of the Amelia Island Tree Conservancy, the leading voice for conservation property acquisition, presented to the City Commission its short-list of targeted properties. This list provided a brief description of properties that, based upon AITC assessment, offer significant conservation opportunities and, in some cases, are under growing development pressure. For each parcel, the list provides a value. It appears that the value for each parcel is drawn from the Nassau County Property Appraisers web site (the sites map feature is one of the most useful tools in my daily duties; https://maps.nassauflpa. com/NassauTaxMap). Using those values as the potential cost, the combined cost of all properties on the short list is nearly $6,000,000. It must be further realized that those values are substantially below the actual market cost. For example, one property identified on the list has a value of $25,000; I have an initial offer from the owner for $179,000. Conservatively quadrupling the total value of the list brings the acquisition cost of desired or recommended properties to $25,000,000. On behalf of the City Commission, I extend an open invitation to any of the property owners with parcels on the AITC list to sell their property to the city at the Nassau County Property Appraisers value. If interested, please contact me. A few parcels on the list, though, are not within the city limits (Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island are not synonymous). Some city commissioners have indicated an unwillingness to use city resources to acquire property outside the city, believing that the conservation efforts related to those properties is more appropriately the responsibility of Nassau County government. So where will city officials find the funds for acquisition? One possible source of funding mentioned has been impact fees. City Ordinance 2015-26 (codified as Sec 2-451) provides the foundational background and schedule of impact fees, which are assessed in an effort to continue to provide desired levels of service in the event of continued growth. City services that receive revenue from impact fees are police, fire, parks and recreation, and public facilities. Impact fees are collected at the time a building permit is issued. The current unreserved balance of the parks and recreation impact fees is a little over $1,300,000. Within the proposed budget, approximately $900,000 of those funds are designated for specific parks and recreation projects: a park on Simmons Road, shade structures, and other amenities. If those funds are utilized for those projects, little money remains to be used for the acquisition of property. Perhaps an additional bond can be authorized or millage levied to generate sufficient funds. The community survey conducted last year indicated a strong level of support for an additional millage for conservation purposes. How willing are the taxpayers of Fernandina Beach to pay additional taxes, either as a direct levy or to support debt service associated with a bond? People clamor against higher taxes, but many also want more services or facilities. How do you think those services and facilities are funded? The irony of this situation (conservation costs versus development pressures) was perhaps unwittingly described in a recent message to the city commissioners. The sender voiced strong support for Amelia Island trees and demanded leadership from the City Commission in order to prevent the wholesale loss of community trees. Sadly, the sender lives in a newly developed neighborhood that was the subject of much community concern due to tree removal as the property was developed. It is all about the money. Funds beyond what can be provided directly by the city must be brought to the table. If the community is interested in acquiring additional properties, it will require more than advocacy to support the effort. Dale Martin is the city manager of Fernandina Beach. The Value Adjustment Board provides an independent forum for property owners to appeal their property value or denial of an exemption, classification, under certain circumstances regarding change of ownership or control, or a qualifying improvement has occurred, disabled first responder discount or tax deferral. You may request a meeting with the property appraiser and/or file a petition with the VAB when there is a disagreement between the taxpayer and property appraiser concerning property exemptions, classifications, valuations, under certain circumstances regarding a change in ownership or control or a qualifying improvement; or the tax collector regarding a tax deferral, among others. Further information and petition forms may be obtained at Look under Departments and click on Value Adjustment Board. Look for VAB General Information and Important Notes. For convenience of online filing of value petitions, the VAB clerk has implemented a software program that will be activated upon the property appraisers mailing of the Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices to taxpayers that was scheduled for Aug. 20. Petitions related to valuation issues may be filed at any time during the taxable year on or before the 25th day following the mailing of the TRIM notice. Based on the TRIM notice mailing on Aug. 20, the deadline to file a timely petition to the VAB is Sept. 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the clerks office, or midnight if filing online. For more details, there is also a link from the clerks website to the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) Taxpayer Oversight Program website. In addition to the website, forms may be obtained at the Property Appraisers Office, 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 4, Yulee, FL 32097, call (904) 491-7300 for assistance; the Robert M. Foster Justice Center, Clerk Services Department, 76347 Veterans Way, Suite 456, Yulee, Florida 32097, call (904) 548-4662 or email for assistance; or the Nassau County Historic Courthouse, 416 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034.ntrbrnnf rf nt rfrnrrtbn rRATES Continued on 8A NL 6 col. Fri. 08.24.indd 5 8/23/18 3:20 PM


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They will also learn good communication and public speaking skills and develop leadership skills that will benefit them now and in the future. YET graduates have expressed that they feel empowered with skills to help themselves and others, gained confidence in public speaking, found a sense of family and belonging, and most of all have come to understand the vital role they can play in disaster. All graduates will earn a minimum of 40 community service hours for their participation. If your family is interested in YET, plan to attend an interest meeting Thursday, Aug. 30, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Nassau County Emergency Operations Center. No RSVP is required, but it is appreciated. For more information, contact 530-6353 or 548-0900. There is a heart-warming and little-known story here in Nassau County about a man who had a dream that came true. Ten years ago, the late Charles Atkerson bought a tract of wooded land with a 12-acre lake outside Hilliard with the intention of developing a site that could give kids a taste of outdoor living. Atkerson passed on before his dream fully materialized but his family selected The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida to receive the camp as a gift and complete the facilities. Camp Deep Pond opened its gate this summer and some 2,500 members of area Boys & Girls Clubs have been treated to camp activities, doing things that many had never known. In July, a group of 37 Club members from Nassau County visited the camp and had a wonderful day. Their activities included swimming, kayaking, archery, bike riding, and more all under the supervision of Club and camp adult staff. The favorite of the youngsters was a science-oriented hour spent assembling, launching and recovering toy rockets, running to the spot where each rocket parachuted to the ground. Many businesses in Northeast Florida have contributed to help to equip the camp. One, Publix, for example, provided box lunches for camp attendees. This event was the climax of a wonderful Summer Academy experience for Nassau County Club members. To learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs in Nassau County, visit Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct they path. Gods forgiveness is an amazing gift. The problem is that our logic gets in our way. We are drowning in His sea of forgetfulness. The chains of yesterday surround us. We yearn for peace and rest. We dont want to end up where you found us, and it echoes in our minds and keeps us awake at night. We know that youve cast our sins as far as the east is from the west, and we stand before you now as though weve never sinned. Sometimes we feel like were just one mistake away from you leaving us this way. Jesus, can you show us just how far the east is from the west, because we cant bear to see the person weve been come rising up in us again. In the arms of your mercy we find rest. From one scarred hand to the other, we start the day, the war begins, endless reminding of our sins. Time and time again your truth is drowned out by the storms were in. We know that youve washed us white, turned our darkness into light. We need your peace to get us through, to get us through these nights. We cant live by what we feel but by the truth your word reveals. We will continue to hold on to you, because only you can help us to make it through. Congratulations to Sis. Rosalind Henry for being the schoolrelated Employee of the Year at Yulee Middle. Elm Street Sportsman Association and Ronald Veal gave away an additional 50 backpacks and school supplies in the Yulee area after the back-to-school giveaway. The families of the late Lucy Mae Delaney and Cecil Lizzamore thank you, their family and friends, for all acts of kindness shown to them during their hours of bereavement and pray Gods blessings upon each of you. Birthday wishes to Theresa King, Ashanti McNeil, Kenneth Steeples, Ingrid Jones, Dorothy Albertie, Jerome Way, Sincere Jones, Keani Rainey, Lisa Gardner, Shirley Lee, Steve Brookes, Tradonia Coleman and Maybelle Brown. rfrThe Fernandina Beach Market Place and Fernandina Beach Arts Market will be open on Amelia Island between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, rain on shine. Located on North Seventh Street, these markets feature a selection of seasonal produce, fresh-baked breads, handcrafted furniture, whimsical paintings, fine jewelry and more. This week, Bacons Select Produce, a hydroponic farm located in Oceanway, Fla., will be bringing herbal plants in addition to their lettuce, kale and seedless cucumbers. Lady Bug Gourmet, our jam and jelly vendor, has expanded her farm with a yard full of chickens, so now she has added a new booth, Happy Kluckers. These fun-colored, organic eggs come from free-range chickens with no hormones, no antibiotics, and no steroids. Look for unique, handcrafted tables from Dock Pieces by William Halley. William rescues vintage furniture. He then takes these quality pieces made from real wood and updates the color and functionality of the piece. In other words, he takes tired furniture from drab to fab! Pete the Artist is back in Fernandina with his nautical paintings shared on palm fronds. These make amazing gifts and every one is a hand-painted original. Tressa Linzy graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in textile design. Her patterns and colors are derived from self-awareness in the everyday small details. She hopes to induce joy with her home furnishing accessories, apparel, wallpaper, and custom fabrics that are available by the yard. Look for pillows, tea towels, scarves and other linens in her booth. Alain Lelait will be providing this weeks musical entertainment and our Booth With a Cause will be Relay For Life. They will have plenty of information about their event coming to Fernandina Beach High School on Oct. 6. For more about the vendors and artists in the farmers and arts markets, visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlace. com.fntb ttn SUBMITTEDTressa Lavinia Linzy Designs sells pillows, tea towels, scarves and other linens. rfn PAULA SELLEK/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS-LEADERThe next three-month training session for the Nassau County Youth Emergency Team will begin this fall. ntbftt SUBMITTEDLocal youngsters from Boys & Girls Clubs have fun at Camp Deep Pond. NL 6 col. Fri. 08.24.indd 6 8/23/18 3:00 PM


rf rnt b n b 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 r r b b rff r b r b f f f r r rf ntbrf b tb r nrr f r f rf ntnntb tntnnnt nt nf Y ounger generations buying fewer homes than prior generations is not good for America. A recent Urban Institute study found home ownership among millennials, ages 25 to 34, is about 8 percent lower than it was for prior generations at the same age. Which means many millennials are missing out on the misery of home ownership. The quaint cottage-style house Ive owned for 22 years has given me grief from day one. The latest incident involved my pressure washer. I have a lot of grounds to maintain. A pressure washer is essential. A few years ago, I bought the best one I could find at a big-box store. It worked fine until this spring, when it went drier than the Mojave Desert at high noon. I determined that the hose was the likely culprit that something had collapsed inside, preventing water from flowing freely. I drove to the big-box store, where I was greeted by a highly knowledgeable and enthusi astic pressure-washer expert ha, ha! That didnt happen. It took me several minutes to find anyone who worked there. One fellow told me which parts to buy. Back home, I immediately discovered hed sold me the wrong parts. I drove back to the store, spent several minutes look ing for someone who worked there, bought more parts and drove home. None of those parts worked. I repeated this exercise five times before calling it a night. The next day, a Saturday, I went back to the store with the disassembled pressure washer, new and old parts, etc. I purchased more parts that didnt work, drove home, then returned to the store THREE MORE times before I finally had the machine back together. I started it up, eager to spray grass clippings and oak-tree gunk off my patios but it wouldnt spray. It was drier than Death Valley in August. There was nothing to do but utter the three words my father always uttered when his house made him miserable: Son of a !!! Figuring the pressure-washer pump was bad, I drove to several big-box stores looking for a new pressure washer. I was delighted to find a refurbished, half-price unit. It was missing its nozzle tips, but I knew my broken pressure washers nozzle tips would work just fine. I got the refurbished pressure washer home, connected its sprayer to the nozzle tip from my broken pressure washer and started it up. It was drier than the Great Basin Desert after a months-long drought. Son of a !!! You probably figured out that the nozzle tip was the only thing broken that all I needed was a new, $3 nozzle tip, not the hose parts and a refurbished pressure washer that set me back $600. You probably chuckled at me wasting three days of my life in trying to get a lousy pressure washer to work. You chuckled, no doubt, because youre a homeowner and understand full well the highly creative ways our homes are hell-bent on destroying our weekends. Renters do not understand this misery. Thats why its bad that millions of millennials have not yet purchased a home. You see, renters are more likely to be bam boozled by silver-tongued politicians who prom ise them free stuff, whereas grumpy homeown ers vote for politicians who promise to spend less and keep our taxes low. That leaves us homeowners with more money to pay for the things that endlessly go wrong with our lousy homes. Copyright 2018 Tom Purcell. Tom Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood, a humorous memoir available at, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. Send comments to Tom at Tom@ r b n rn Purcell rf Georgia, here we come. With the new gas tax increase, how many people are going to cross the state line to buy gas in Georgia? R. D. Davol Fernandina Beach ntbbf ttbfb Our beaches are ours, and beach access matters. Customary Use we call it, and it too is ours provided it has been continuous. During the Sadler Road 600-foot dispute, the city eliminated forever the practice of obtaining a driving permit to allow licensed fisherman and sailboat launchers to access the beach between the Sadler Access and Peters Point by special city permit. This action was taken at the request of the city manager because figuring out those fishing licenses was just too hard. This forced fisherman and sailboat launches in the congested areas of the public accesses today and reduced safety. Thankfully, the city then retained the measly 15 driving permits for city residents who are handicapped, veterans seeking solitude or others to still access the beach between Sadler and Peters Point. Mayor Miller even talked about expanding these permits to county residents, but not any more. Quietly, and without fanfare, the city is now wiping away the 15 permits for handicapped beach access. They say these handicapped citizens can use the walking access at Main Beach or Sadler. This results in 15 beach parking spots gone forever, increasing congestion at these beaches and reducing safety. Why lose these 15 beach parking spots forever? Is it too hard to issue the permits? Is someone complaining? Sadly, this brings the total beach parking spots given away by the city, which I am aware of, to 42 this year alone. 42? Where are the other 27 we have lost? Everyone likes a good restaurant, but should the city taxpayers pay to provide and maintain a beach parking lot for one restaurants parking over another? Should we pay for a restaurants parking over a taxpayers beach parking? Salt Life bought a lot at Main Beach that was apparently too small to build what they wanted. Instead of building what they bought, they went to the drive-through variance commit tee and poof, 27 main beach parking spots were given to Salt Life in the form of a variance, one of six variances that ranged from not enough parking spots to multiple setback variances those same setbacks that applied to all of us citizens who built what we bought. So in the midst of Customary Use battles and HB 631, is it good policy for the city to make changes like this that cannot be undone ever? Who wins? Who loses? Whose beach is it? When is Election Day? Does beach access matter to you? Please vote like your beach access depends on it. Jeff Walukonis Fernandina Beach Earlier this year, about 100 Chrysler retirees received alarming news: Because Fiat Chrysler miscalculated their pension amounts, their checks have been too high for several years and the company will reduce their future pension checks until their pension fund is completely repaid. This practice is called pension claw-back and is currently legal in the U.S. These claw-backs can devastate a seniors retirement, many of whom live on a fixed income, and yet is only a drop in the bucket to a company like Chrysler. In 2015, all American corporations were told by the IRS that allowing retirees to keep their incorrect pension amounts was not against IRS rules. This is the same company that took government bailouts, union concessions, and transferred to foreign ownership dur ing the 2008 recession. Retirees willingly gave up benefits to help save Chrysler. The new company promised America that it was worth saving, that customers, employees, and retirees could put their trust in Fiat Chrysler. Evidently, the trust was unearned. Its time for the public to stand up. Fiat Chrysler must cor rect this injustice and modify its pension claw-back program instead of punishing innocent seniors who contributed so much to its continued success. Cameron Davis Fernandina Beach rftrfr Security clearances are given to certain personnel in the military and in federal agencies for one reason and one rea son only: the need to know because in the performance of their duties they are required to have access to classified material. That is the only reason why security clearances are issued. It isnt a perk of the job to have a security clearance so you can tell your friends that you are cleared for such and such it is because youre required to have one in order to do your job. The normal procedure for the rank and file military or federal employees is, when they are terminated, resign or retire, cancelling their security clearance is part of the outprocessing procedure. Its a normal procedure. Now you get this huge uproar because President Trump has said he is going to cancel the security clearances of some former high-level employees such as John Brennan, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, James Clapper, and Susan Rice. I was actually flabbergasted. Some were fired for reason, and others have resigned as requested by the new administration when they took office. While the press and John Brennan make a huge ruckus about this situation, from my perspective, it showed the lack of savvy of the Trump administration that they failed to cancel these high level security clearances when these employees cleared out their desks and departed their respective agen cies. The truth of the matter is, the press has made a huge nothing burger with onions and pickles out of nothing. And former CIA Director John Brennan has a lot to answer for in a number of crises he handled during his tenure as director, such as Benghazi. The fact that some senior executives are allowed to retain their clearances is a privilege, a perk if you will, not a right. Bill Burk Fernandina Beach T ragic incidents like the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts hit close to home, especially for Nassau County. Another promising life lost, another senseless death at the illicit hands of someone illegally in our country (allegedly). Tibbetts looked like the whole some girl next door, until she reportedly ran into an illegal alien/ immigrant during a jog. Her initial disappearance sparked national con cern; it turned to national outrage this week when her body was found in a cornfield. A 24-year-old Mexican national is charged with her murder and being held on a $5 million bond. He report edly was in the U.S. for at least four years, working recently at a farm in the area. He possibly avoided detec tion by using fake identification. An incident in Nassau County had different circumstances but a similar outcome. A young sheriffs deputy was accidentally killed while pursu ing an illegal alien who was fleeing capture. Deputy Eric Oliver was struck by a passing car on State Road 200/ A1A as he chased the man across the roadway. A manhunt ensued, no doubt costing taxpayers a handsome (more like grotesque) sum of money. The man here illegally was eventually caught in Jacksonville. Tibbetts leaves behind a grieving family, which will never be the same. Oliver left behind a young daughter. We hope for her wellbeing. Two tragedies. Two unneces sary events. Both could be avoided through a stronger, stricter immigra tion stance. Immigration is a red-hot button for the mid-term elections. The death of Tibbetts delivers a resounding reminder. President Trump was more direct about Tibbetts death. A person came in from Mexico, illegally, and killed her, Trump said. Trump advo cates building a wall along the Mexican border and embold ening immigra tion enforcement. Ironically, this notion has been espoused by both political parties, but at opportune times. Most people who view immigra tion logically, and not politically, feel our country should have hardened bor ders. The memo ries of these incidents are like raw wounds. They can be infected easily, bleeding at a moments notice. Politicians blabber about immi gration. Some who promoted strong borders suddenly turn pro-illegal immigration for votes, obviously. Meanwhile, some employers encourage illegal immigration in pursuit of cheap labor. Ironically, the farm where Tibbetts suspected killer worked is owned by the family of Craig Lang, a former GOP candidate for Iowas Secretary of Agriculture seat. Farms, especially corn farms, are plentiful in Iowa. So are joggers on the rural roadways. Tibbetts used to be one of them, a promising 20-yearold student at the University of Iowa. Tragedies like these make us weep. Steve Nicklas is a financial adviser and a chartered retirement planning counselor for a regional U.S. firm who lives on Amelia Island. He is also an award-winning columnist. His busi ness columns regularly appear in sever al newspapers in North Florida and on his website SteveNicklasMarketplace. com. He has published a book of his favorite columns from the last 20 years, All About Money. The book is avail able in local stores and on Amazon. He can be reached at (904) 753-0236. nttffnf tr 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: City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners: Mayor: Johnny Miller : 556-3299 (cell), email: Vice Mayor: Len Kreger : 432-8389 (home), email: Roy G. Smith : 556-0951 (cell), email: Phil Chapman : 624-5590 (cell), email: Chip Ross : 410-394-0220 (cell) email: MILT PRIGGEE-OAK HARBOR, WA.-CAGLE CARTOONS BILL SCHORR-POLITICALCARTOONS.COM-CAGLE CARTOONS NL 6 col. Fri. 08.24.indd 7 8/23/18 3:00 PM


where are they? Theyre at our driving access to the beach. So, in addition to allowing all kinds of trucks, vehicles, four-wheel drive vehicles to access the beach, now youre increasing the number of families. The issue of accessibility to Sadler Road by fire and rescue vehicles from Fire Station 2 on John A. Robas Road was also discussed. Gibson said that both the Nassau County and Fernandina Beach fire chiefs have said they are capable of continuing to provide services in the same manner as they currently do if the changes are made. Chapman disagreed. I would not want my life dependent on a fire rescue unit having to get down that road on a hot summer morning when people are fighting for parking spaces, he said. The way its designed, where does that truck go? I dont find anything beneficial to public safety. To me, this whole project is just a disaster waiting to happen. Smith also mentioned the potential hazard to bicyclists of those who park on the street and open their car door, striking the bicyclists. If people are not careful, and I mean really careful, when they open their door, they could take out a bike rider, Smith said. Smith said he had also talked to residents who do want the change. Vice Mayor Len Kreger said he had heard opinions both for and against the redesign. I think its typical of a beach town, he said. I think it will slow traffic down. You want to go to the beach, you get here early, you park, and walk to the beach. I would support it, providing all the safety issues are complied with. These bike lanes are going to be six feet, somewhere in there, which allows for the door openings. Mayor Johnny Miller asked if the parked cars could be a possible future income stream for the city. City Attorney Tammi Bach said the city could execute an interlocal agreement with the county, although Gibson said there has been no discussion at the county of making people pay to park on Sadler Road. Miller said the decision to change the road would not necessarily be permanent. If it doesnt work out, we can change it. I dont see any problem with trying it out, Miller said. If it doesnt work, (the county) can easily take it back in the other direction. While there was no consensus on the matter, Saver said she would report the comments from the commission meeting to the Board of County Commissioners.The city also agreed to enter into voluntary annexation agreements for properties on South 14th and Nectarine streets and T. J. Courson Road. The commission also decided to move forward to ensure that county properties that come into the city in order to receive city services conform to city regulations. City Manager Dale Martin asked the commission to direct the planning department regarding that matter. He said he wants the city to work with landowners and developers at an earlier point in the development process. Gibson said the first step of resolving the issue is to establish a formal policy between both entities in order to state that property that is contiguous to the city, and will be annexed by the city, be developed under city regulations. What I would like to see is an iron-clad way for, if you are going to get city sewer and water then you have to follow the citys regulations, the Continued from 1Afold a way in which folks could be prepared in implementing the increase by doing it proportionately, Coyle said. The second piece was some question about the out-of-pocket expense to the tenants with the outcome of the ad valorem tax discussion, which is the desire of the property appraiser to apply ad valorem taxes, which we pass through to the tenants. That could be somewhere around $46 a month on average, if applied. Don Edlin sits on the AAC and said the airport has a good relationship with its tenants and wants to maintain that relationship. What we have here is a really good, local pilot community who volunteers and helps out at the airport and really reduces the cost of maintenance, Edlin said. We help Bobby and Nate maintain the airport. We dont want to lose that. When you take the ad valorem on top of the proposed increase, $30, were looking at almost $70 to $100. A lot of people, you might not think thats a lot of money to people who own an airplane, but it really is. It could start driving some people away. Vice Mayor Len Kreger said he wants the ad valorem taxes and the increased hangar rentals issues resolved as soon as possible. I dont know how we handle that on the airport, where were saying a third or were saying full (fee increases), Kreger said. I will say, with the ad valorem tax issue, that takes years, but the city has paid the $28,000 tax. It doesnt need to take years. We could resolve that right away. I think we need to resolve it. We dont have standing to challenge it. Commissioners also questioned whether city residents are getting a fair shake when it comes to fees paid for services provided by the Parks & Recreation Department. What I would like to know from Parks and Rec is the differential in cost in what city residents are charged and what non-city residents are charged for services, and whether thats appropriate, whether were charging enough or not, and whether city residents are getting first shot and are all being accommodated in the Parks and Rec system before county residents who are paying, potentially, up to 25 percent more, Commissioner Chip Ross said. Kreger said it is the citys duty to provide services to city residents, and the county should provide services to county residents. We all pay city taxes that live in the city, Kreger said. I wouldnt increase the city fees at all because I think the county fees should be higher. The county doesnt really offer many recreational things to the citizens. I dont see that its our citys place to do that. I dont want to make a killing on it, but 25 percent on those fees isnt much money. I think that should be higher. Ive always said that. We shouldnt be providing the countys, what they should do, unless we get paid for it. Re altor DirectoryHave proper ty fo r sale ? 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Sold as is, $225,000 MLS#81482 FIXER UPPER HANDYMAN SPECIALContinued from 5A 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 101 Fernandina Beach, FL The food pantry needs donations of non-perishable food items all year round.For more information, Call: 261 -7000 NL/PSA Comprehensive Plan of the city, Land Development Code, prior or you do not get sewer and water, Commissioner Chip Ross said. If you fill your wetlands, you will never get sewer and water. If you cut down the trees, you will not get sewer and water. City Attorney Tammi Bach said that the city does not have to annex properties that ask to come into the city. We dont want people to come in, do what they want, clear a site, get the access to the sewer and water, and build whatever they want to build, and then annex it, Bach said. Gibson will move forward with developing an interlocal agreement with the county regarding the matter. In other business, the City Commission: Proclaimed Aug. 18 as International Homes Animals Day, and August as International Homeless Animals Month; Recognized the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act; Heard a presentation from Arlene Filkoff, executive director of Main Street; Accepted the resignation of Beano Roberts from the General Employees Pension Plan Board of Trustees, and appointed Steven Gibb to replace him; Approved a resolution supporting the Northeast Florida Regional Council; Approved a transfer of $12,000 from the golf operating supplies account to the golf repairs and maintenance account; Awarded a contract to Trinity Electrical Services in the amount of $160,000 to replace the Automated Weather Observation System at the airport; Approved the transfer of $55,000 from the water contractual account to the water utilities account and a transfer of $50,000 from the waste water improvements account to the waste water repair account; and Entered into a Memorandum Of Understanding with the International Association of Firefighters, Local 2836 concerning the use of state premium tax funds. CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH/SPECIALCity Planner Kelly Gibson told the Fernandina Beach City Commission about a plan to reduce the number of traffic lanes on Sadler Road from Drury Road to South Fletcher Avenue, add a bike lane, and allow parallel parking. She said reaction so far has been extremely mixed.rfn tbbAccording to Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper, a man who had just finished a hog hunt and jumped in a pond to wash off drowned there early Thursday morning. Two men from Jacksonville, Wade Alfred Price, 46, and Troy James Dinkins, 45, had been running their hunting dogs after wild hogs in the Crawford Hunting Camp located at 24609 Crawford Road in Callahan. After they were done hunting, the two men were reported to have been muddy and decided to jump in a large half acre pond to wash off before putting on dry clothes, according to an email from Leeper. Just after 2:30 a.m., Nassau County Sheriffs Office deputies responded to a missing person report at the hunting camp. Price reported he got out of the pond for about ten minutes to put on dry clothes and when he came back to the pond, Dinkins was nowhere to be found. After searching the area for him unsuccessfully, he called 911, wrote Leeper. After an extensive search by NCSO deputies with K-9s, NCSOs dive team responded and found Dinkins at the bottom of the pond, which was about 10 feet deep. The new terminal at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport has received a certificate of occupancy, Airport Manager Nathan Coyle said, and he hopes to begin moving into the facility this week. The City Commission approved on first reading a rate schedule that includes prices for renting parts of the terminal for events.CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH/SPECIAL NL 6 col. Fri. 08.24.indd 8 8/23/18 3:54 PM


The Friends of Fernandina Skate Park will hold the third annual Terry Kelly Skate Jam from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 25 at Main Beach. There will be competi tions for cash and prizes, live music, booths and food. rfnt Pro wrestling returns to West Nassau High School on Aug. 25, with a 7:30 p.m. bell time. Continental Championship Wrestling presents Wrestlebash 2018, and on this exciting card, champion Jamie McKinnon puts his title on the line against Kikeno Polamalu; legendary Chris Turner takes on Shooter McGee in a street fight for the southern states title; Landon Crews and Toxic face off in a four-way scramble for the alternative championship. See the induction of Samantha Steel into the Hall of Honor, and a host of other CCW superstars. WNHS foot ball and wrestling coach Fred Avery comes out of retirement to climb back into the ring after three years. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 in advance, and can be purchased at WNHS. Portions of the proceeds go to the Warrior wrestling team. For information, visit www.ccwres brrn The Amelia Island Guides Association and Amelia Island Marina will co-host the fourth annual Redfish Spot Tournament Sept. 8 to benefit the Folds of Honor FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Varsity Football Aug. 24 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 7:00 Aug. 31 at Hilliard 7:30 Sept. 7 Open Sept. 14 WOLFSON* 7:00 Sept. 21 at Stanton (homecoming) 7:00 Sept. 28 at Zephyrhills Christian 7:00 Oct. 5 at Paxon 7:00 Oct. 12 WEST NASSAU* 7:00 Oct. 19 SATELLITE BEACH 7:00 Oct. 26 at North Fl. Edu. Institute 7:00 Nov. 2 at Yulee 7:00 *District YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Varsity Football Aug. 24 at Palatka 7:30 Aug. 31 Open Sept. 7 at Menendez 7:00 Sept. 14 PAXON* 7:00 Sept. 21 at West Nassau 7:00 Sept. 28 NEW SMYRNA BEACH 7:00 Oct. 5 BISHOP KENNY** 7:00 Oct. 12 at Stanton* 7:00 Oct. 19 SUWANNEE* 7:00 Oct. 26 at Ribault* 7:00 Nov. 2 FERNANDINA BEACH 7:00 *District ** Homecoming FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Aug. 30 at West Nassau 6:00 Sept. 6 HILLIARD 6:00 Sept. 13 at Bishop Kenny 6:00 Sept. 27 STANTON 6:00 Oct. 14 YULEE 6:00 Oct. 11 at Ridgeview 6:00 Oct. 18 at Bolles 6:00 Oct. 25 at Episcopal 6:00 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Aug. 30 at Oakleaf 6:00 Sept. 6 Open Sept. 13 SANDALWOOD 6:00 Sept. 20 WEST NASSAU 6:00 Sept. 27 BISHOP KENNY 6:00 Oct. 4 at Fernandina Beach 6:00 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country Aug. 26 Time trial, Greenway 8:00 Sept. 2 at Jekyll Invite 8:00 Sept. 16 at Ponte Vedra Invite 7:30 Sept. 23 at UF Mt. Dew Invite 2:00 Sept. 30 at Alligator Lake Invite 8:10 Oct. 14 AMELIA ISLAND INVITE 8:00 Oct. 28 DISTRICT 8/8:35 Nov. 4 Regional at Alligator Lake Park Nov. 11 State FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Volleyball Aug. 27 at Yulee 5:30/6:30 Aug. 28 HILLIARD 5:30/6:30 Aug. 29 at Fletcher 5:30/6:30 Aug. 30 at Atlantic Coast 5:30/6:30 Sept. 4 at Florida D&B 6/7:00 Sept. 6 at First Coast 5:30/6:30 Sept. 10 FIRST COAST 5:30/6:30 Sept. 11 BOLLES* 5:30/6:30 Sept. 13 at Baldwin* 5:30/6:30 Sept. 14-15 at JJVA River City Classic Sept. 27 at West Nassau 5:30/6:30 Oct. 1 PAXON 5:30/6:30 Oct. 4 at Duval Charter 6/7:00 Oct. 6 JJVA JV tourney Oct. 9 UNIVERSITY (srs.) 5:30/6:30 Oct. 15-16 District at Episcopal *District YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Volleyball Aug. 27 FERNANDINA 5:30/6:30 Aug. 28 at Baker County 6/7:00 Aug. 30 at Bishop Kenny 6/7:00 Sept. 4 at Orange Park 6/7:00 Sept. 11 RIBAULT 5:30/6:30 Sept. 13 HILLIARD 6/7:00 Sept. 14-15 at River City Classic Sept. 17 at Ridgeview 6/7:00 Sept. 18 WEST NASSAU 5:30/6:30 Sept. 20 TERRY PARKER 5:30/6:30 Sept. 24 CAMDEN COUNTY 5:30/6:30 Sept. 25 at Fernandina 6/7:00 Sept. 27 at Stanton 6/7:00 Oct. 2 at Paxon 6/7:00 Oct. 4 at West Nassau 6/7:00 Oct. 6 JJVA JV tourney Oct. 8 at Hilliard 6/7:00 Oct. 9 BAKER COUNTY 6/7:00 Oct. 15-19 district tournament FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Swimming Aug. 30 PROVIDENCE/HILLIARD 5:00 Sept. 6 BISHOP KENNY 5:00 Sept. 11 YULEE 5:00 Sept. 25 BISHOP SNYDER 5:00 Oct. 2 at Clay/Ridgeview 4:00 Oct. 4 FLORIDA D&B 5:00 Oct. 9 COUNTY 5:00 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Girls Golf Aug. 27 YULEE 4:00 Aug. 30 at Providence/Episcopal 4:00 Sept. 4 at Bishop Kenny 4:00 Sept. 6 at Yulee 4:00 Sept. 17 at Ponte Vedra 4:00 Sept. 29 PONTE VEDRA 4:00 Sept. 26 BISHOP KENNY 4:00 Sept. 27 BOLLES 4:00 Oct. 2 at Episcopal 4:00 Oct. 9 at Bolles 4:00 Oct. 11 WEST NASSAU 4:00 Oct. 15 DISTRICT 8:00 Oct. 22, 23 or 24 Regional Nov. 1-3 State FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Boys Golf Aug. 28 at Bolles 4:00 Aug. 29 BISHOP KENNY 4:00 Sept. 5 at Ponte Vedra 2:25 Sept. 10 YULEE 4:00 Sept. 13 at West Nassau 4:00 Sept. 18 NEASE 4:00 Sept. 24 at Episcopal 4:15 Sept. 25 BOLLES 4:00 Sept. 28 STANTON 4:00 Oct. 1 at Bishop Kenny 4:00 Oct. 4 WEST NASSAU 4:00 Oct. 15 DISTRICT 8:00 Oct. 22, 23 or 24 Regional Nov. 1-3 State at Mission Inn YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Aug. 28 at Charlton 5:00 Sept. 4 Open Sept. 11 LAKE CITY 6:00 Sept. 18 BOLLES 5:00 Sept. 25 TRINITY CHRISTIAN 5:00 Oct. 3 ST. MARYS 5:00 Oct. 9 Open Oct. 16 at Camden 5:00 Oct. 23 at Ferandina Beach 6:00 YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Volleyball Aug. 28 at Hilliard 5:30/6:30 Aug. 29 at Episcopal 5:30/6:30 Aug. 30 at Fernandina 5:30/6:30 Sept. 4 HILLIARD 5:30/6:30 Sept. 5 EPISCOPAL 5:00/6:00 Sept. 6 at Callahan 5:30/6:30 Sept. 11 HILLIARD 5:30/6:30 Sept. 17 at Hilliard 5:30/6:30 Sept. 20 at Trinity 4:00/5:00 Sept. 21 BOLLES 5/6:30 Sept. 24 B semis at Hilliard 5:30/6:30 Sept. 25 A semis at FBMS 5:30/6:30 Sept. 27 Finals at Callahan 5:30/6:30 FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Aug. 28 CAMDEN COUNTY 6:00 Sept. 4 at Episcopal 6:00 Sept. 11 at St. Marys Sept. 18 at Callahan 6:00 Sept. 25 CHARLTON COUNTY 6:00 Oct. 2 TRINITY 6:00 Oct. 9 Open Oct. 16 at Bolles Oct. 23 YULEE* 6:00 *Homecoming FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL Volleyball Aug. 28 at Callahan 5:30/6:30 Aug. 30 YULEE 5:30/6:30 Sept. 6 at Hilliard 5:30/6:30 Sept. 7 at Bolles 5:30/6:30 Sept. 10 CALLAHAN 5:30/6:30 Sept. 14 at Lakeside 5:30/6:30 Sept. 20 BOLLES 5:30/6:30 Sept. 24 JV semis at Hilliard 5:30/6:30 Sept. 25 V semis at FBMS 5:30/6:30 Sept. 27 Finals at Callahan 5:30/6:30 SUBMITTED Attending the law enforcement event were, from left, Joe Blanchard, John Herald, Harry Tipper, Officer Rowland Green, Nick Schecj, Deputy Ken Clements, Jeff Phillips and David Barnes. rnttbrrfnnrb The Amelia Island Guides Association hosted a law enforcement event on Aug. 16 at the Kraft Athletic Club, Ten Acres, with all licensed charter boat operators and guides on Amelia Island invited. Representatives from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary although not law enforcement were Joe Blanchard, John Herald and Harry Tipper. Representing the Nassau County Sheriffs Office was Deputy Ken Clements with the Marine Division. Officer Rowland Green attended and represent ed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and, from the USCG Investigative Services, David Barnes and Nick Schecj participated. USCG Investigator Jeff Phillips also spoke. Blanchard encouraged all charter captains and guides to have their boats up to stan dards, be inspected by the USCG Auxiliary and receive an Uninspected Passenger Vessel sticker, ensuring all customers can expect an enjoyable and safe experience. It will also go a long way in removing the ille gal operators from the charter industry. Clements encouraged those attending to make sure that all required safety equipment is on board and in good working con dition. He said his division was always on the lookout for BUI (boating under the influence) offenders and that all boaters should be aware of and observe the idle speed zones. In an emergency, boaters should call 9-1-1 for the quick est response. Green noted that to be a saltwater fishing guide/charter boat operator and charge cus tomers to fish from your boat, you must comply with USCG requirements and purchase a FWC charter boat/captains fish ing license, and you must have the USCG captains license in order to purchase the fishing license. Visit for more information. According to Green, as an example, a charter boat captain with a FWC license for four people could have six people on the boat as long as two of those people were not fishing. The meeting was wrapped up with a presentation from Coast Guard investigators from Sector Jacksonville and the Coast Guard Investigative Services. Barnes spoke about illegal charters and require ments for uninspected passen ger vessels. He explained how the master of the vessel must have his credential readily on board at all times, according to regulations. He also explained that each company should have a writ ten drug and alcohol policy, according to DOT regulations. He stressed that being a proper credentialed mariner and hav ing a drug and alcohol program can save a charter company thousands of dollars in fines. Phillips explained his por tion of Coast Guard investiga tions, which is primarily based around criminal acts and leans more towards drugs, trafficking, environmental crimes and ille gal charters. According to Coast Guard representatives, they cant stress enough the importance of asking the master to verify his license and to look into the charter you are going to book. If you notice anything suspi cious, contact the Coast Guard. Furthermore, if the master of the charter asks anyone to mis lead federal officers or Coast Guard boarding team members by lying to them, this should be an instant red flag. The Coast Guard urges charter passengers to not par take in this activity. If so, you could be found in violation of federal law. The Amelia Island Guides Association is a (501)(c)(6) nonprofit tax exempt organiza tion that offers membership to charter boat operators, licensed guides and tour operators who see the benefit in working together to improve the guide industry on Amelia Island, Florida. All AIGA members are required to provide proof of licensing and insurance. Visit www.AmeliaIsland for information. Foundation. The event will take place at the Amelia Island Marina, 251 Creekside Drive in Fernandina Beach, at the foot of the Shave Bridge. The fishing tournament is open to all anglers fishing from powered boats, sail boats, kayak, canoe, the shore, bridges and piers, with 100 percent of the entry fees paid out in prize money. There will also be a youth division. The captains meeting is Sept. 7. The public is invited to listen to live music and watch the anglers present their fish for spot counting beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday. There are also raffles, a silent auction and food. Folds of Honor, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is committed to the families of the armed services who have been disabled or killed while serving our great nation. Visit For information, contact Capt. Scott Thompson at 4306014 or visit www.ameliais NEW Sports Fri.indd 2 8/23/18 10:13 AM


rfnrrtr brn The fourth race of 2018 for the Amelia Island Sailing Club was held Saturday, with six boats competing in the race between navigational buoys on the St. Marys River. The strong flood current at the start of the race, typical of those in Cumberland Sound, made for some slow starts, but the winds cooperated, enabling all boats to complete the short ened course of just 6.1 nautical miles in just over two hours. Misty skippered by Wilby Whitt, finished first, fol lowed by Grace skippered by Craig Rowdon. Skipper Larry Murphy, aboard Wayward Wind, finished third. The Amelia Island Sailing Club holds informal races monthly throughout most of the year. The club also spon sors various other boating and social activities and meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Kraft Athletic Club on Buccaneer Trail. Contact Commodore Tom Maguire at (703) 298-1714 for additional club information. rrfnt Pelican skip pered by John Kropa, found some good wind in the late part of the race held on Saturday, left. Below, from left, Misty skip pered by Wilby Whitt, and Sea Esta skippered by Glen Stettler, are the first over the starting line; Grace skippered by Craig Rowdon, took second place; and Darby skippered by Ed Spang, makes head way abeam of Fort Clinch. SUBMITTED PHOTOS b b bb PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE NICHOLS/SPECIAL After the first two scheduled contests were canceled due to the lack of waves, the Eastern Surfing Associations First Coast District finally had its first contest of the season on Sunday at Peters Point with small but contestable waves. Aiden Flynn won the boys U12 and U14 and the junior longboard divisions, top right. Mikaela Nichols won the girls U12 division, top left, and Meadow Addington won the girls U14 and U16 titles, left center. ESA competitors at the start of the 2018 season, above. Anyone interested in becoming an ESA member can visit to sign up for a membership. Follow ESA First Coast District on Facebook to keep up-to-date with when and where contests will be held. NEW Sports Fri.indd 1 8/23/18 1:41 PM


rfnrrtrbrnb frrrrn nr rfnt bnttnft rtttf tfntfn rfnttftf tnfnnnff tbntt fttbtn ttffnf ftftnfn tntf t ntnttn ttbnttft nbtnt nntn tt ffrttt tnntrfnnnf rfbntfnb f nf t n b nfntb rftttn ttbn ftttft ff nftntfnn fnf btn r n Q: What is this large insect? I found it in my garage. CWA: I believe the insect you brought into the office is a fly in the genus Tabanus, most likely a Tabanus atratus, commonly called a black horse-fly. Its normal habitat is anywhere in the Eastern part of the United States. It must have moisture to lay eggs, but with all the rain we have been getting, most any site in our county would work. The black horsefly can grow over an inch long large for most flies. It is totally black, including eyes and wings. Black horse-flies are actively feeding during the daytime and will be attracted to lights at night. Their preferred blood source is livestock and they seldom cause problems for humans. The bite apparently is painful and memorable. Good reason to stay away from them. In addition, transmission of diseases such as surra and anthrax to humans and animals is possible. Surra, caused by Trypanosoma evansi, is one of the most important diseases of animals in tropical and semitropical regions. Common clinical signs include fever (which can be intermittent in chronic cases), weight loss or wasting, lethargy, signs of anemia and enlargement of the lymph nodes. Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax causes sudden death in cattle, sheep, and goats and can severely affect humans. Always consult your veterinarian if you suspect any discomfort or disease in your animals.Q: What is this creature I found on my hibiscus? PCA: I am so glad you brought this in for me to identify for you. It is the pupa stage of the ladybird beetle. Arent you glad now you did not destroy it? Ladybird is a name used in England for more than 600 years for the European beetle Coccinella septempunctata. In the USA, the name ladybird was popularly Americanized to ladybug, although these insects are beetles (Coleoptera), not true bugs (Hemiptera). Ladybugs go through the four stages of complete metamorphosis: egg to larvae to pupa to adult. The larvae and the pupae of insects in complete metamorphosis seldom look like the mature adult. However, those insects going through incomplete or simple metamorphosis develop nymphs or young that look very much like the adult insect form. Ladybugs are avid feeders of aphids, some specializing in scale, whiteflies, and mealybugs larvae. For more complete information on all ladybird and ladybug beetles, check out the University of Floridas publication titled, Ladybirds, Ladybird beetles, Lady Beetles, Ladybugs of Florida, Coleoptera: Coccinellidae, at What is causing my azalea shrub to have most of the leaves removed? DCA: I suspected the azalea caterpillar but after you brought in some clippings it became obvious. The azalea caterpillar, Datana major, is found in Florida from July through October on azaleas. Often, the caterpillars completely defoliate much of the plant before they are detected. ntbbbt SGT. Stubby: An American HeroThis film is an animated true story of a stray dog that joins his new master on the battlefields of World War I. For his valorous actions, Sgt. Stubby is still recognized as the most decorated dog in American history. Directed by Richard Lanni and starring Helena Bohnam Carter (Harry Potter series, Alice in Wonderland), Gerard Depardieu (Life of Pi, 102 Dalmations), and Logan Lerma (Percy Jackson, Perks of being a Wall Flower). Love, Fear, and AgoraphobiaThis award-winning, well-written and quirky feature is a love story about an agoraphobic man and a female Marine who become emotionally entangled as they struggle to and starring Lori Petty (Orange is the New Black, Tank Girl), Dustin Coffey (American Horror Story, Stuber), and Linda Burzynski (Big Little Lies, Shameless).b Strategy and PursuitComplicated dynamics between lovelorn friends spark a disturbing chain of events. Directed by Matt Riddlehoover and tarring Jessejames Locorriere (Ozark, Nashville, Turn), Emily Landham (Nashville, Still the King), and James J. Fuertes (Silver Twins, Anathema). The Pea Shooter (all ages)A dramatic comedy that follows the day in the life of two kids, Taylor and Rae, who in spite of their differences in religion and economic and social statuses, are still able to form a friendship. Directed by Joseph T. Spence and starring Abbi Butler (Sweet Tooth, Chasing Ghosts) and Brennon Olsen (Under the Dome, Benched). Murder on the ReefThis documentary follows the hotly debated issues surReef. Directed by Allen Dobrovolsky.tb A Brilliant MonsterThey say success comes with a price, but for the story of Mitch Stockridge, an author of self-help books, that price feeds a bigger monster. Directed by F. C. Rabbath and starring Dennis Friebe (Savannah Sunrise, MacGyver), Joy Kigin (The Resident, I am Frankie), and Nick Leali Pepperonis).tbtrThese award-winning short films were curated for the festival by the New Zealand Film Commission. Two Cars, One Night (Oscar-nominated film, multiple festival winner) Sometimes first love is found in the most unlikely of places, like in the carpark outside the Te Kaha pub. Directed By Taika Waititi (director of Thor: Ragnarok) and starring Rangi Ngamoki, Hutini Waikato, Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards, Riwai Waka, and Dion Waikato. Ellen is Leaving (winner at SXSW and San Francisco International) On the eve of departing overseas, Ellen makes the fateful decision to gift her boyfriend a new girlfriend. Directed by Michelle Savill and starring Tai Berdinner-Blades (Go Girls, Dirty Laundry), Jack Serfent-Shadbolt (Fresh Meat), and Rose Young (Burbs). Spring Jam (animated, winner Show Me Shorts) A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, must improvise with sweet music in order to have any chance during the mating season. Directed by Ned Wenlock.tb UkeLayla (animated, all ages, Florida student) Layla, a young girl with a speech disability, has high hopes for her first day of school, but her differences make it difficult to connect to others. Where speech fails, music speaks. Follow Layla and Kiki into a world of music, magic, and friendship in UkeLayla. Directed by Haleigh Mooney and Kim Van Tong. Night Light (animated, all ages, Florida film) A wide-eyed, newborn sea turtle named Fin finds himself on the illuminated beaches of Miami. It is a perilous time to be a hatchling, with hazards of artificial light and debris present at every turn. With the help of Abueluna, his caring, celestial guide, Fin will make the daring trek from his cluttered nest to the open seas. Directed by Yamiset Trujillo. Double DateHaving mourned the passing of her husband, Evelyn is ready to start dating again, but things get complicated when her dates get mixed up. Directed by Vania Smrkovski and starring Susannah Devereux (Other Versions of You, Fogg) and David Dwyer (Outcast, Stranger Things). Fight Like a GirlIn this short documentary, Victoria VikkiKitty Perez, Priscilla Port Sortino, and Taylor Xaltis Rose, three South Florida women, push through the male-dominated competitive video gaming scene. Directed by Agustin Gonzalez.tttb Sweet ToothA gruesome entity attaches itself to an unsuspecting family. Directed by Mike Stryker and Zac Adams and starring Jessejames Locorriere (Ozark, Nashville, Turn), Abbi Butler (The Pea Shooter, Chasing Ghosts), and Nye Reynolds (Love Simon). Rainy SeasonBased on the story by Stephen King, Rainy Season follows a young couple that arrives in the small town of Willow, Maine. They ignore warnings to leave and learn the horrific price the town must pay for prosperity. Directed by Vanessa Ionta Wright and starring Brian Ashton Smith (Office Christmas Party, Nashville), Anne Marie Kennedy (Lover in the Attic, Swamp Murders), Jan Nelson (Drop Dead Diva), and Kermit Rollison (Nashville, Vice Principals). Tickets on sale for next months Rendezvous Film FestivalEvent will feature preview of Scare Fest in OctoberRENDEZVOUS FILM FESTIVAL/SPECIALSGT. Stubby: An American Hero is an animated film about the true story of a dog who served on the battlefields of World War I.nnffn ffbtbtntbnn tftbt ntbfbtnt tbnttbnttt tntbfnttt tbfbtttn rnttt tftnt btnt ttfntf btnnnnt ntt BECKY JORDI/FOR THE NEWS-LEADERA black horse-fly, Tabanus atratus, left.Ladybird or ladybug beetles, center. The azalea caterpillar, Datana major. nb GARDEN Continued on 2B NL 6 col. Fri. 08.24.indd 13 8/23/18 10:40 AM


American Legion Post 54 will sponsor an oldfashioned spaghetti din ner between 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. The dinner will consist of spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and dessert for a dona tion of $8. All proceeds go toward veterans and the com munity. Dinner is open to the public. Entertainment starts at 7 p.m. For information, call 261-7900. VFW Post 4351 will host a fried shrimp dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Dinner will include fried shrimp, french fries and coleslaw for a $12 donation. Karaoke will follow. The VFW is located at 96086 Wade Place in Fernandina Beach (underneath the west end of the Shave Bridge). For more info 432-8791 Clay Times Art Center will host a Dog Days of August paint-your-own pot tery fundraiser to benefit the Nassau Humane Society between 12 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Clay Times is located at 112 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. Participants will be able to create unique, personalized dinnerware for their special four-pawed friends, and $30 of each $45 registration fee will go to NHS. Cat lovers will be able to paint feline bowls from 12 to 2 p.m., while dog owners can decorate between 3 and 5 p.m. Alternatively, you may paint anytime between 12 and 5 p.m. but allow two hours to complete your project. you may sign up to decorate one or more bowls, and then donate them to the NHS for use at the animal shelter. To guarantee your reservation, register online at claytimesart and be sure to mark your calendar for Aug. 26. Groups of three or more who register in advance will save $5 per person. You may also register by phone at 624-5824 or in person at Clay Times Art Center between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. More information can be found at the NHS Dog Park by the Fernandina Municipal Airport, or the NHS Second Chance store at Eight Flags Shopping Center on South 14th Street. Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for End Days between 6 and 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at 209 Cedar St. Three males and two females are needed for the cast of this quirky dark comedy that explores a lovestruck high school science nerd, dressed like Elvis, attempting to patch together a family affected by 9/11. The show is directed by Matt Tompkins, with perfor Studio 209 Theatre. For char acter descriptions and age ranges, visit the audition page at AmeliaCommunityTheatre. org or call 261-6749. Guild & Gallery will host a free public demonstration by Fernandina Beach artist Dante Deflorio at 7 p.m. Aug. 29. He is guest artist at the Gallery for the month of August and will give a demonstration lead a discussion on perspective. The Gallery is located in the Omni Spa & Shops. For more infor mation, visit or call 432-1750. UF/IFAS Nassau Extension Director Rebecca Jordi will be conducting a three-day seminar, Crash Course on North Florida Gardening, on consecutive Thursdays Aug. 30, Sept. 6 and 13 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Yulee county building (next door to the Yulee Extension office). The program will cover topics on proper landscape practices and plants for the Northeast Florida area with different information being presented each day. Notebooks, refresh ments and plenty of garden material will be given away to participants. Classes will contain infor mation on Florida-friendly plants, annuals, perenni als, attracting wildlife, trees, shrubs, lawngrass, palms and citrus. Appropriate water ing and fertilization methods will be discussed. The cost is $50 per person or $75 per couple. Deadline for regis tration is at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Registration must be completed online at http://bit. ly/2Kmxipc. For information, contact the Extension office at 530-6351 or 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, at son). For information, contact Johnny at 321-7875, Brenda at 753-0235 or Kim at 415-3243, or visit the FBHS Class of 1978 page on Facebook. Paranormal Investigators of the First Coast (PFC) will be at the Hilliard Branch PFC is a group of profes sional individuals expanding knowledge of paranormal research. Contact 530-6500, option 4, for more information. Persons with disabilities requir ing accommodations in order to participate in this program should contact 904-548-4660 or the Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8770 (v) or (800) 955-8771 (TDD) at least sev enty-two (72) hours in advance to request such accommoda tions. r f r frfrn tbtbr frnb rrr fr Wednesday, August 22 Solution The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island is hosting its monthly coffee at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Women interested in joining the club who reside in Nassau County (no matter how long they have lived there) are wel come to attend. For further information contact Coffees@ The Summer Dance Series with Crescendo Amelia will continue at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Kraft Athletic Club, located at 961023 Buccaneer Trail. BYOB responsibly. Tickets can be purchased for $20 online at or for $25 at the door. Rehearsals for An Evening in December 2018 will begin Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4:30 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church. Pam Helton, music minister at Amelia Baptist Church, is welcoming singers from throughout Northeast Florida to be a part of the 22nd edition of An Evening in December. The program of music and drama will be performed on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. and twice on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 and 7 p.m. Rehearsals will be held each Sunday afternoon at Amelia Baptist Church from 4:30 to 6 p.m. starting Sept. 23. Singers are invited to come and find out more about An Evening in December start ing Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4:30 p.m. Amelia Baptist Church is located at the roundabout near Harris Teeter. Call Helton at 261-8799 to reserve music or to arrange for childcare during rehearsals. The West Nassau Historical Society will hold its fundraiser Hobos, Hot Rods, and Heroes Festival and Car Show on Saturday, autumn celebration is an allday event held in and around the historic 1881 Callahan Train Depot and adjoining 1856 Florida Railroad bed. The arts and crafts and food ven dors 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 Callahan Cruisers, and AB&B Auto Parts. It is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The a.m. with a bouncy house and youth-oriented games. For information on becom ing a vendor, car show par ticipant, volunteer, or sponsor to the 2018 Hobos, Hot Rods, and Heroes Festival and Car Show, visit www.wnhsfl. org or call festival co-chairs John Hendricks or Emily Baumgartner at 879-3406. Joel Pace Music students will hold a hands-on instru ments session on the front platform of the 137-year old station. The Historical Society will honor veterans at 11 a.m. perform from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours of the history museum, 1881 depot, tur pentine 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 national display will be augmented with local quilters showing their works inside the depot annex along with the Historical model train layout. Sponsors and volunteers are needed to help make this fundraising event a success. For informa tion on becoming a vendor, car show participant, volunteer, or sponsor, visit www.wnhsfl. org or call festival co-chairs John Hendricks or Emily Baumgartner at 879-3406. The Island Art Associathemed Drip, Drizzle & Splash, will continue through September. Chair for this show is Barb Wylie, and Jacksonville artist, Pablo Rivera was the judge. The Featured Artist for the month of August is located at 18 N. Second St. in Fernandina Beach. For more information, visit & Gallery is hosting a show themed Summer Reigns through August. The guest art ist for the month is Fernandina Beach resident Dante Deflorio, who paints in a variety of media including pastel, oil and acrylic. The Gallery is located in the Omni Spa & Shops. For more information, visit artame or call 432-1750. Local artist Lisa Inglis will host painting parties during the summer at The Green Turtle Tavern and Cost is $20 per canvas with several designs from which to choose. All supplies are pro vided. The Green Turtle Tavern, 14 S. Third St., Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. Sept. 4 and 18. Garden, 12 S. Second St., Thursdays 1-4:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and 20. Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes with West Coast Swing at 7 p.m. followed by Tango at 8 p.m. Tuesday classes are $10 per person or both for $15. A dance workshop is offered 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays for $10 per person. Ballroom On Amelia is at 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. Neither a partner nor a reservation is required. The usual Friday night dance parties are on hold while Ballroom with Amelia partners with Crescendo Amelia for the Summer Dance Series, which is held the second Friday each month through October. For information, call 624-0886 or visit or the Ballroom on Amelia Facebook page. The newest exhibition at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Urban Spaces, Open Skies: 20th-Century American Landscape will be on view through Feb. 3, 2019. Drawn from the Cummer tion of works on paper, this presentation will feature more than 30 prints celebrating modern cities and the timeless charms of the country. Visitors can admire how artists have aptly captured the changing landscape of burgeoning cities like Chicago and New York, with its iconic Brooklyn Bridge, busy streets, workers, and har bors. In contrast to such imag es, the stillness and serenity of the countryside with its wide open spaces, fields, and lakes offer a welcome respite from the often chaotic urban life. Learn tai chi at an eve ning class on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Interested in a gentle practice to connect mind and body? Tai Chi might be perfect for you. This ancient practice is taught by Davis Burbank at Community Yoga + Wellness, 210 Beech Street. Go to check the class schedule. Six classes are $60. Dirty Pour, flip cup pour, swipe, strain. What does it all mean? Join in the fun and create while learning Acrylic Fluid Art. Starting Sept. 7 at 10:00 a.m. located in the Island Art Asso. 18 N. 2nd st. Fern Bch. The classes will be held each Friday in Sept7th, 14th, 21st, 28th. We will start with the basics, then learn new techniques each Friday. Participates will create 2 pieces of art each class. All materials provided, September class fee is $250.00 Contact Christina Hickey @ 904-5831141 or christinahickey@ Facebook/majic mixx. Resin epoxy, dirty pour art classes are being held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 1-3 p.m. Mondays in the Artisan Village, located at 2188 Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach. All materi als are provided. Cost is $45. To register, contact Julie at 518-322-7937. Kings Bay RC Modelers established in 1989, is located Bluff Road and Oakwell Road in Kingsland, Ga. We are a small club with excellent facilities, consisting of friendly people passionate about our hobby. We welcome pilots of all levels. To learn more please visit Bingo is played every Thursday at American St. The public is invited to 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 at 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes, and proceeds are donated to help veterans and the com munity. You must be 18 to be in the hall during play. Call 261-7900. Lions Club bingo, every 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, Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Amelia Island Duplicate Bridge Club hosts the only sanctioned on the island. Monday, 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. For informa tion, contact fredstokes50@ or (770) 616-7664. Contract bridge, Monday and Thursday, except the first Monday of each month, 12:303:30 p.m., Peck Community Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Living With Loss is a sup port group organized by the Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition for any one who has lost a loved one and needs a safe place for comfort and support. Meetings are Mondays from 4-5 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Cost is $10 per meeting. Call 2773699 or email supportgroups@ for information. Dust off your drum sticks, oil your valves or wet your reed to join the Nassau Community Band! The ensemble meets weekly at 6 p.m. Thursdays in the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. For more information, visit www.nas While the caterpillar appears hairy, it is harmless to humans and can be picked off the bushes by hand. Nationwide, it is limited to the southeastern quarter of the United States as far north as Maryland. The caterpillars seem to prefer Indica aza leas, but have been reported on blueberry in Delaware, red oak in Maryland, and andromeda and apple in the mid-Atlantic states (Johnson and Lyon, 1991). The adult moth is a medium brown color. Handpicking the caterpillars is an option along with light pruning. They are gregarious, which means they will cluster together to feed. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) works well when the caterpillars are young but after they mature is of little use. You can find this in the insecticide section of your local garden centers. For more complete information and more photos, check out the University of Florida publication titled, Azalea Caterpillar, Datana major Grote & Robinson (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Notodontidae), at Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS County Extension Director for Nassau County and Nassau County Horticulture Agent III, is a University of Florida faculty member. Extension locations are the satellite office at the County Building in Yulee and the main Extension Office in Callahan. The UF/IFAS Nassau County Demonstration Garden is located at the James S. Page Governmental Complex and demonstrates best manage ment practices for Northeast Florida. Mail questions to Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County Extension, 543350 US 1, Callahan, FL 32011. Visit http://nassau.ifas. rf Continued from 1B SUBMITTED The Times-Union Center will play host to The Price is Right Live stage show at 7:30 p.m. March 28, 2019 for one performance only. Tickets are on sale now at the FSCJ Artist Series box office at (904) 632-5000 and online 24/7 at The interactive stage show gives eligible individuals the chance to Come On Down and play classic games from televisions longest running and most popular game show. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations and possibly even a new car by playing favorites like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel, and the Showcase. Playing to near sold out audi ences for more than 10 years, The Price Is Right Live has given away more than $12 million in cash and prizes to audience members all across North America. The Price is Right is the longest running game show in television history. rfntb 8/23/18 10:44 AM


On Amelia Island at the base of the A1A bridge From 11:00 am daily Weekend breakfast from 8:00 AM960030 Gateway Blvd. 904-277-3700 Also recognized by USA Today as one of Jacksonvilles 10 Best Homestyle Restaurants for 2016Barbara Jeans was selected for Five Winners in the Elegant Island Living Magazines Best of 2017 Crab Cakes, Bread & Rolls, Soup, Vegetable Plate Selection and Southern CookingBarbara Jeans w on2017in the Best All Around Restaurant category!Florida Times Unions WINNER 2017 BOLD CITY BEST CRA B CAKES Best Best of the Gizzards and Livers now availableMonday Friday 7am 9pm Saturday 11am 9pm Sunday 11am 6pm Lunch Buffet Monday Friday ........ $11 95 Friday Night Buffet 6pm 8pm Sunday Buffet 11am 3pm DELIVERY NOW ON THE ISLAND1925 S. 14th Street, Suite #5904-624-7811Fernandina Beach, FL904-624-7811 Dining Out Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Dining Out at your favorite local spots CALL 261-3696 TO FIND OUT HOW YOUR RESTAURANT CAN BECOME A PART OF OUR WEEKLY DINING OUT FEATURE PAGE.Take Stock In Children, a nonprofit student mentoring and scholarship program that assists academically qualified low-income students, has teamed up with three Amelia Island bed-and-breakfasts for a fundraising event, according to a news release. Through the end of the month, the Williams House, the Fairbanks House, and Addison on Amelia are offering $150 gift certificates available at http://bit. ly/2OYsc45 good for onenight stays Sunday through Thursday in rooms valued at $250 and higher. The certificates are good through August 2019. Each inn is offering a total of 12 certificates and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Certificate blackout dates such as holiday periods and special events will apply. Since these certificates are being donated by the inns, limits may be in place for the number of certificates that will be honored on any given night. Limit one gift certificate per customer per inn. Emma Love Hardee Elementary School has added a Science Lab for the 2018-19 school year. The lab will allow students to participate in hands-on experiments and learn perspective on how to solve complex questions. rfnt SUBMITTEDrfnftbbbrfntbrbrThis is the first in a three-part series. On Sept. 13, the Nassau County School Board is scheduled to approve the districts 2018-19 budget which was tentatively approved July 31 in the amount of $168,753,798.02. The board will also be asked to approve the final required local effort millage as 4.069 mills. The Discretionary Millage is being recommended to continue at 0.748 mills and the Capital Outlay Millage is being recommended to continue at 1.500 mills. The millage rates set will generate the following in school district funding: Required Local Effort, $35,918,799 Discretionary Millage, $ 6,602,915 Capital Outlay Millage, $13,241,140 While the overall proposed millage rate of 6.317 is less than last years rate of 6.598, the district will generate additional dollars because of the increase in the taxable values across the district. The required portion of the millage was set by the state to generate approximately the same dollar amount as was generated last year and thus the required portion of the millage rate has decreased by 1.29 percent and represents approximately sixtenths of the total proposed taxes. The Required Local Effort millage is a portion of the total tax levy that is required under state law to fund the Florida Education Finance Program, which is the formula by which the state funds school boards. The School Board will receive $47,337,234 from the state under this formula and the local taxpayers will raise the balance of funds by levying the Required Local Effort and Discretionary Millage rates. The Capital Outlay Millage is levied by the district for construction, renovation and remodeling, maintenance of facilities, school buses, and technology needs of the district. Some of the projects identified for the coming year from these capital outlay funds include: Parent pickup and drop off improvements at Hilliard Elementary School and Callahan Intermediate School; Safety and security improvements to schools such as front office fortifications and fencing of schools; Reroofing projects across the district, replacement and repair of HVAC systems across the district, replacement of football field lighting at Fernandina Beach High School; Purchase of seven school buses and four vans for student transportation; District-wide technology and telephone system replacement; and Starting to save for the construction of the next new school. It was necessary to reduce fund balance/ reserves to balance the budget. The board policy outlines that the boards preference is to maintain a 3-percent reserve as desired by the legislature. The recommended budget will only retain approximately a 2-percent reserve of revenues. This will require that the district notify the Florida Department of Education of this circumstance. The school district staff and the board will continue to review the budget to ensure that we meet the state requirement by June 30, 2019. What does the proposed millage rate mean to you the taxpayer? See the chart accompanying this article for some examples.bbrnt tttb SUBMITTEDEarlier this month, Terry Wilkerson organized a stuff the bus campaign for Families in Transition. He, along with many of his colleagues and friends, volunteered their time to spend the day in front of the Yulee Walmart collecting backpacks and school supplies for students in need. In addition, he also used the opportunity to recruit future bus drivers. The team of volunteers were all sporting pink shirts stating, Stuff the Bus, Work with Us!SUBMITTED NL 6 col. Fri. 08.24.indd 15 8/23/18 10:49 AM


rf Worship this wee kat the place of your choice... Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL 3209785971 Harts Rd. 9042255128 Y BC ULEE Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome! HURCH 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 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 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 Living Word Church Meeting at: 910 South 14th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Pastor Dan and Teresa Sawyer Service times Sunday @ 10:00amWorship service. Coming soon...Thursday night Bible Study 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 Christ Fellowship Church850987 U.S. 1 North, Yulee Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30am Wednesday Evening 6:30pm Messed up people, Saved by Christ, and Loved by God. Pastor J.J. Bradleywww.christfellowshipn .org Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. (904)277-4414www.ameliachapel.comAmelia Plantation Chapel 36 Bowman Road Pastor Ted SchroderYou 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 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 In the Heart of Fernandina 9 N. 6th StreetDr. Wain Wesberry, PastorRev. Julie JensenAssociate Pastor FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Nursery Children Youth Adults 261-3837 r Several Sundays ago, Rev. Ted Schroder preached his final sermon as the pastor of Amelia Plantation Chapel after shepherding the congregation for 18 years. It was a long way from his New Zealand roots, where he grew up in a family hotel in Hokitika, well known for its lively bar and entertain ment. His family was steeped in rugby tradition. Visiting teams stayed there. Photos of players and teams adorned the walls. Celebrations after games were boisterous and on the wild side. His uncle was the captain of the New Zealand All Blacks, still today the most famous rugby team in the world and winner of many international champion ships. His father too was a highly regarded rugger, so it is no surprise that Schroder followed in his footsteps and played in college both in New Zealand and the U.K., and later coached and reffed in the U.S. Saying it politely, though, the home turf was not that condu cive to spiritual development. But at the age of 14, Ted found the Lord, or the Lord found him. He committed his life to Christ and set out on a path that would bring him to the U.S. and eventually to Amelia Island. Ted loved books so he spent a lot of time at the local library reading to cultivate his voracious appetite for philosophical, historical, political, and religious writings. That became the foundation of the thousands of messages he has delivered from the pulpit over his more than 50 years in the ministry. Just out of col lege, he began writing a daily editorial for the local newspa per, giving him early training in penning his thoughts for public consumption. When he went to England for seminary and religious training, he was fortunate to wind up working for the Rev. John Stott, a famous Anglican priest acknowledged as the leader of the worldwide evan gelical movement. A letter of introduction and a weekend spent together resulted in Stotts invitation to Schroder to join his team. Stott became his lifelong mentor. An author, preacher, and theologian, Stott has often been compared to the Rev. Billy Graham, his American contemporary. Time magazine ranked Stott among the 100 most influential people in the world. God put Stott directly in Schroders pathway. Ted will continue his involvement with Stott, who died in 2011. He plans to write a book about Stotts theologi cal views. This will consume Schroder s next life chapter, a labor of love in the years ahead. He is already devel oping his game plan for this lengthy project. After 51 years in the min istry that have seen marriages and baptisms, Bible classes and mentorships, family illnesses and counselling, deaths and burials, Schroder has impacted so many people in deep and personal ways, people who have been blessed to cross his path. As written on the cake in fellowship honoring Schroder on that last Sunday, Well done, my good and faithful servant. We wish Ted and Antoinette, his wife of 48 years, an extraordinary and well-earned retirement on Amelia Island. Schroder will continue to write his blog, Food for the Soul, Heart and Mind, at ted I ve read a dozen books about for giveness. Ive been to conferences on grace. And Ive had the good fortune to speak one-on-one with respected theologians. But my most memorable lesson on these subjects came from a convicted murderer who hadnt finished the eighth grade. My wife and I had gone to a wor ship service at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. After the sermon we sat with the inmates and discussed the message. The murderer sitting beside me through raw grammar and grat ing syntax spoke eloquently about his personal experience of Gods for giveness. Later, as we sang a closing song, I watched him lift his hands and rise on tiptoe, straining to praise God for His incomprehensible goodness. In less than an hour a convict taught me more about forgiveness than a library full of books. Most of the people in Fernandina Beach are smart, especially those who take time to read the paper. Theyve been to school, have diplomas, and savor a good book. Thats important. We live in a com plicated world and we need educated people to make sense of it. But as theologian Paul Marshall points out, math classes and science classes, critical as they are, arent typically the settings that make us wise; nor do they ultimately equip us to shape the world we live in. Those lessons tend to come informally, when we confront something new or meet an unexpected challenge. We grow wiser when the comfortable rhythm of life is inter rupted; when were forced to adapt. But how does that happen? What does the process look like? Steve Brown, a Bible teacher in Orlando, often tells Christians not to worry when they dont understand a Bible passage. The truth will be revealed, Brown explains, precisely when we need it. In other words, understanding comes with time and experience; it comes in new situations. We study the Bible and listen to sermons and read books by trust worthy writers, but life-shaping truth comes when armed with this cache of information we face the unex pected. We mature when we see that we not only need to know the Bible, we also need to know the world and be attuned to its lessons. We understand that Fernandina Beach is always changing. Whether were at the paper plant, in school, or repairing a sightseeing boat, we have to cope with new issues and unex pected problems. And whether were business owners, parents, or grandpar ents, were sometimes invigorated by fresh visions of a more fulfilling future. In either case, Gods people have to ask new questions. We must become smarter and wiser. That means we have to change. And as we change, we must, more and more, conform to the unchanging will and wisdom of God. We turn to scripture to learn the story of mankinds creation and fall. The Bible reveals Gods plan and purpose for creation. And it gives us the principles we need to live godly lives. But it doesnt tell us how to care for loggerheads. It doesnt say a word about how to improve the marina or solve our storm water problems. In these situations, were like the farmer in Isaiah 28:23-29. There, the Bible says that God teaches this man how to farm. God explains to him when to plant and harvest. God essen tially teaches him the practices of proper farming, but not directly. The lessons come through the seeds and soil; through creation itself. He teaches us the same way. Whatever we learn about turtles, paper plants, and marinas, we probably learn from people and experience. But God is there in the background, in control always the ultimate teacher. Isaiahs farmer surely learned from others. He learned from experience, too. But that doesnt diminish the role of Gods Word. Were never in an either/or situation. According to Isaiah, whenever we learn from experience, God is the teacher. The world itself, Paul Marshall says, is Gods school master. Martin Luther would agree. If you are a manual laborer, Luther said, you find that the Bible has been put into your workshop, into your hand, into your heart. It teaches and preach es how you should treat your neighbor. Just look at your tools, at your needle and thimble, your beer barrel, your scales or yardstick or measures. You have as many preachers as you have transactions, tools, and other equip ment in your home. God teaches the farmer. And He instructs us, too. And yet, Psalm 119 tells us, Gods Word always light our way. 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. r Pastor Harry J. Johnson and the Mens Health Ministry at Solid Rock Church of God by Faith, located at 86138 Palm Tree Drive in Yulee, will host a free breakfast and mens health sympo sium for men of all ages at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. For more information or transportation needs, contact Erving Gilyard at (904) 874-1947. fnt St. Johns Riverkeeper Executive Director Jimmy Orth will be the final presenter Sunday, Aug. 26, in First Presbyterians summer series that has focused on cherishing Gods creation here on our beautiful island. It is 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. The church is located at 9 N. Sixth St. in Fernandina Beach with special needs parking space available in the FPC lot on North Fifth Street. For information, contact 261-3837 or churchoffice@1stpres-fb. com or visit bbb Years pass and kings change kingdoms even change. Yet through it all, Daniel remains in a position of authority. And the same guys who tried to have him killed before are still at it, now tricking the new king into throwing him into the lions den to be eaten. Join us at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, as we relive the history ourselves and worship the God who is powerful enough to invade our physical world as he wills, and loving enough to do so to protect His faithful servants. The Salvation Army Hope House is located at 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach. Springhill Baptist Church is again offering Awana Clubs for children this year, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. At this first meet ing, children in pre-K through sixth grades will register and parents will be offered an orientation session. A meal will be available each Wednesday night for all families for $4 for adults and $2 for children. For more information call the church office at 261-4741. Springhill Baptist Church is located at 941017 Old Nassauville Road in Fernandina Beach. brb The regular multi-faith inspirational after noon is on the second Sunday of each month. The next one will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 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 Perfection. The month of Names begins Aug. 20. For more information, call 566-5437 or 432-8845. bbb Five Points Baptist Church will hold a Homecoming celebration on Sunday, Sept. 16. Music will begin at 10 a.m. with Reign Down; Jimmy Bryson will be the guest speaker at 11 a.m. Dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Five Points Baptist Church is located at 736 Bonnieview Road in Fernandina Beach. Call 2614615 for information. nb Franklintown Community Church of Amelia Island will serve a meal at 4 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month in its Gabriel Means Fellowship Hall. The dinner is open to the public and all are welcome. The church is located at 1415 Lewis St. in American Beach. For more information call 277-2726 or 261-5354. rb We continue to run short of jelly and canned fruit to put into Salvation Army Hope House emergency food bags. In addition, we could also use prepared boxed helper meals, stuffing, instant potatoes, cereal, canned meat, canned vegetables, soup of all kinds and pasta sauce. Donations can be brought to The Salvation Army Hope House, 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach, between 10 a.m. and noon and 1 and 4 p.m. b Amelia Baptist Church hosts the Bible Study for College Age group at 7 p.m. each Sunday. For information and directions, call Adam Page at 261-9527. fbb The Bahs of Nassau County hold prayers and meditations for peace, amity, concord and harmony every Saturday morning from dawn to sunrise on the beach at Seaside Park (east end of Sadler Road). For more information, call 556-5437. ffntbfnfntfbffn rf f ntnfb SUBMITTED Rev. Ted Schroder recently retired as pastor of Amelia Plantation Chapel. NL 6 col. Fri. 08.24.indd 16 8/23/18 10:45 AM


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