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The news-leader
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News-leader (Fernandina Beach, Fla.)
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Fernandina Beach News-Leader, Foy R. Maloy Jr. - Publisher
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rfnttbt rffnnftbfffnfn r n fntb t n n The News-Leader took first place in the General Excellence category for weekly newspapers in the Florida Press Associations annual awards competition.Oct. 24, 1968 trffnftbfrbft frfnThe Ocean Highway and Port Authority is going to have a train wreck according to a detailed email sent a week ago to the OHPAs board members and to the OHPAs financial adviser, Pierre Laporte, from Clyde Davis, the long-time attorney for the OHPA. Davis also wrote that he would resign from his position, citing an apparent loss of confidence in his advice by the OHPA board of directors. Davis concerns about payments due, cash flow and bridge loan expenses, among other issues, could come to a head at 4 p.m. today, when the OHPA board is scheduled to hold another meeting to consider its approval of a controversial 35-year agreement with the ports new operator, Worldwide Terminals Fernandina. Its not a good contract. ... It is not clear on what money will be due to OHPA from Worldwide. ... It does not reflect what the parties understood in their negotiations, Davis told the NewsLeader. In a contentious OHPA meeting on Oct. 10, Davis and Christopher T. Ragucci, WTFs chief executive, disagreed over Davis interpretation and Davis questioning of WTFs ability to pay OHPA what is due. On Oct. 15, OHPA Chairman Adam Salzburg and Laporte met with Ragucci. Laporte told the News-Leader that the men left the meeting completely satisfied with WTFs financial condition. Laporte said he believes the contract is a good one. OHPA board member Bob Sturgess, however, is opposed to approving the contract, saying its development was a flawed process, that it was not properly noticed to the public, and its wrong to not take into consideration public comment. The Port of Fernandinas operator, Nassau Terminals LLC, was acquired by Worldwide Terminals Fernandina LLC, a subsidiary of Worldwide Group LLC, and Four Wood Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based asset management and merchant banking firm, in February. A new operating agreement has been in negotiations between the OHPA and WTF since April. In the lengthy email to the OHPA board dated Oct. 12, Davis complained that the OHPA did not have enough money to pay its current bills, which could be covered by the third-quarter operational fees due OHPA from WTF. Davis said the failure of OHPA to receive the money yet which he estimated to be more than $400,000 led him to the assumption WTF did not have the cash. Davis later accepted that the operational fees for July through September were not due until the end of October. Davis said in the email, Based on what the OHPA is spending they will run out of cash by the end of the year. The proposed contract is not clear on what money will be due to OHPA. He further wrote, I have not been effective in communicating the fact that the operating agreement does not provide the money needed for OHPA expenses. ... I think that OHPA is going to sign a contract for 35 years, without any cancel for convenience or other escape clause. ... I think OHPA is going nThe Fernandina Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, or CRA, has been largely defunct in recent years. However, the City Commission recently met as that body. City Planning Manager Kelly Gibson provided an overview of the CRA and its responsibilities for a swath of downtown, mainly along the waterfront, called the Community Redevelopment Area. A CRA can capture specific funds for a period of time within an area that has deteriorated but is slated for an upswing and reinvest those funds back into that area to help it contribute to the overall health of a community. The objective of Fernandina Beachs CRA is to foster a thriving small-town atmosphere in which civic pride, personal well-being and a balanced economy are nurtured and protected. Gibson said the CRA downtown was originally created based on findings of necessity determined by finding four conditions of blight: inadequate street layout and parking facilities, unsafe or unsanitary conditions, deterioration of sites and lack of other improvements and inadequate and outdated building density patterns. That blighted area, defined in a document called the Waterfront Area Community Redevelopment Plan, encompasses the citys waterfront, with eastern boundaries meandering though downtown from Beech to Calhoun streets. The downtown blocks were found to meet enough of the criteria in 2004 and 2005 that the city declared itself a Community Redevelopment Agency. The CRA of Fernandina Beach includes 39.5 acres, made up for 59 properties. The city owns 15 of those properties, and 44 are privately owned. The City Commission is the CRA agency, making decisions on behalf of the CRA area. The city has plans titled Vision nPolitics, pirates and the Boston Tea Party were all included Tuesday in appeals to the Fernandina Beach City Commission to end consideration of paid beach parking, but to no avail. City commissioners, by a vote of 3-2, told City Manager Dale Martin to keep going with his planning. Mayor Johnny Miller, who voted yes, reiterated that the vote Tuesday was not whether to implement paid beach parking, but to move forward by gathering more information before making a decision. I will not make a final decision until the datas back in, Miller said. Most citizens who spoke at the meeting were strongly opposed to a plan that would require non-city residents to pay to park in city-owned lots near the beach, including at beach access points. Comments were peppered with applause nCason Zylinski says she wants to bring diversity to city government, so shes running for the Group 5 seat on the Fernandina Beach City Commission. Zylinski is a native, having lived in the city all of her 36 years, and is raising a family here. She said becoming a commissioner has been a long-term goal, and she wants to represent the youth that has no voice. Theres no possible way a 75-yearold relocated northerner settling into retirement could have the same interests and core values as a working class mother, she told the News-Leader. Ive wanted to do it for about 10 years now, but the cards got stacked so far against somebody with my background, between demographic and tax bracket, and being a local. Her priority as a city commissioner would be based on a recent survey that listed musical festivals as the number one choice for recreational programs in the city. I understand the current commission is gun-shy for revisiting anything to do with Main Beach events due to recent ... we went overboard. It was too much, too drastic. Were not (the) freakin St. Augustine Amphitheater. We went overboard. This all goes back to theres things we can do. Its not a matter of spending money, Zylinski said, adding that budgets could be restructured. One of the issues commonly discussed at City Commission meetings is the scarcity of affordable housing in the city for those in the service industry. However, Zylinski said that is not a problem. I think that theres houses here available, now, she said. The issue isnt so much in having more. Its having industry enough to sustain year-round residency. Asked how to bring year-round business to the island, Zylinski spoke of Georgia. I think that the business owners and Parks and Rec are two areas that should be, embraced in a broader should be more balanced. Camden Countys got a population of 52,000, while Nassau County has a population of 80,000. We absolutely should have a daily recreation center. Main Beach needs to have a more welcoming family presence. Zylinski said Main Beach should become a location for the community to gather. According to the maps in the citys Comprehensive Plan, the most overlapping area of family recreation is Main Beach, and history also, she said. So, naturally that should be where we focus. Im thinking an aqua mat fountain park adjacent to Main Beach Park. Ive looked at all the parcel maps. All the property near the Putt-Putt is city-owned property, so its just sitting there vacant. I think we need a community events stage and social area so that our community is influenced to socialize at one central location. A permanent stage would be the venue that would anchor activities, Zylinski said. Jay Roberson took a job for the city and just wanted to be a concert promoter, Zylinski said. We had like 25 events at Main Beach. They built a ticket booth, added outlets to handle all that, but its such a nightmare to do events down there because you have to have tractor-trailers. You have to pay sound and production. You have to come to set up a few days before. When they drag all that (equipment) out of there you have to spend another $4,000 or $5,000 to repair the lawn. I dont care if its Folkston or Camden County, every community has got one of these, whether its a gazebo stage or a massive amphitheater to a concrete area thats when theres no event going on or no event or whatever, theres kids running around and playing on it. It represents our events spot in this town. We dont have that. The citys marina, which has been largely nonoperational since Hurricane Matthew in 2016, is another issue facing the City Commission. While Zylinski said she cant comment on what went down regarding the delay in repairing the marina, she said she has met with everybody, from the angry fishermen theyre frustrated to the marina manager to the city manager and commissioners and feels comfortable that the repairs are on track. I will give my full number one priority is to make sure that anything that can be done, to make sure every T is crossed and I is dotted. I acknowledge that has the priority over everything else, she said. Another issue brought to the City Commission is development in the city, and how to ensure some land is set aside for conservation. The commission recently created a conservation and land management program. How best to fund those efforts has been at topic of discussion at recent City Commission meetings and workshops. Asked how she would fund the conservation program, Zylinski said that the city has far more conservation and open space than other comparable cities and that its time to put some emphasis back on human ffffffrf ZylinskiZYLINSKI Continued on 4A JULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADERMarian Phillips hands out bags of sand, shells and sharks teeth, which she said is part of the beaches that she called Fernandina Beachs treasure, access to which should not include paying to park.PARKING Continued on 10A rfntb tCRA Continued on 3A Davis Ragucci TRAIN WRECK Continued on 5A NL 6 col. Fri. 10.19 .indd 1 10/18/18 4:27 PM


rfThe Next Generation 4-H Club is collecting hurricane relief supplies for Florida Panhandle residents affected by Hurricane Michael. Items needed include bottled water, diapers, baby formula, heavy duty garbage bags, cleaning supplies, flashlights, batteries, ready-to-eat food (cans with pop-top lids, peanut butter, indi vidually packaged snacks), hygiene products, insect repellent, work gloves, and sunscreen. Pet food and general care items for animals are also needed. Drop-off locations are Hagan Ace Hardware in Hilliard, Brandies Ace Hardware in Callahan, the Westside Journal in Callahan and Turner Ace Hardware in Fernandina Beach. For more information on the collection, please call (904) 424-5261.fnftb non-profit organization in its seventh year, will be outside the Publix Supermarket in Yulee from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, to dis tribute brochures about its continuous support of U.S. troops and flyers about its upcoming event on Veterans Day weekend in November, answer questions, recruit volunteers of all ages, receive donations and provide a list of to brighten the holidays for troops stationed 24-inch pre-lit and decorated Christmas trees, stockings filled with necessities and goodies, and personalized, handwritten Christmas cards with words of encouragement and gratitude to soldiers. The Yulee Publix is located in the Village of Amelia Shopping Center at 463855 S.R. 200. For more information, call 206-3938, email or visit trees Point Behavioral Healthcare has announced a Community Conversation to dis cuss the opioid epidemic in Northeast Florida on Monday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Peck Center in Fernandina Beach. With a straightforward and open discussion by experts and a recovering opioid user, Opioid Addiction: The Inside Story will tackle the issue with facts and compelling personal stories, according to the announcement. Their pre sentations will be followed by open discussion among those attending. The event will include a robust discussion of the causes and treat ment of opioid addiction, including Medication Assisted Recovery programs, and the use of NARCAN by emergency personnel. The per sonal story of one local woman who defeated her addiction to opioids will provide a candid The featured speakers for Community Conversations will be: Tina Miller, LPC, LMHC,NBCC, MCAP, Behavioral Health team leader at Starting Point; Frank Montes de Oca, retired fire chief and paramedic and training consultant for emer gency responders; and Jill, who is recovering from opioid use. The Peck Center is located at 516 S. 10th St. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To register, email or call 225-8280, ext. 428.ffnSt. Michael Catholic Church will host the workshop Understanding Hospice Care and How to Prepare 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the Parish Hall at the corner of North Fourth and Calhoun streets. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 and be followed by the speaker, Jim Monahan, M.Ed., ACHE. He is the vice president of Education and Community Engagement at Community Hospice and Palliative Care. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. This free workshop is open to the public.fnfffThe Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1088, will hold a monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at The Arc of Nassau, located at 86501 Hamilton St. in Yulee. Guest speaker Mary Inqui will discuss her recent book about MASH unit in Vietnam. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshments. For more information, call 432-7006.frNassau Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition (NACDAC) will host its quarterly Coalition meeting at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Training Room at the Fernandina Beach Police Department on Lime Street. The guest speaker for the meeting will be Emma Slier from the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition. Slier is the director of Prevention and will have a presentation on the opioid epidemic and the outreaching effects in our community. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is encouraged to attend. The Coalition is looking for partners to expand, inform and serve the needs of our county. Please plan on attend ing this informative event and RSVP to rach by Oct. 19 by 4 p.m. nnStarting Point Behavior Healthcare will host a screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at B&B Amelia Island 7 Theatres in Fernandina Beach. The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jump ing from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then, Hines has been on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive and find recovery. To reserve tickets, visit Donations made at the screening will help Starting Point continue providing mental health services in Northeast Florida. For information, contact Katrina Robinson-Wheeler at 415-9350 or Fernandina Friends Flute Quintet will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Hall, located at 601 Centre St. in historic down town Fernandina Beach. The ensemble will perform a mixture of music including Broadway favorites, Bach, Mozart and Joplin. The concert is a part of the mission of Memorial UMC and that sends the joys of Christmas including pre-lit Christmas trees, stockings filled with essentials and goodies, and hand-signed, per sonalized Christmas cards to U.S. troops sta tioned overseas during the holidays. Donations to support the Christmas program will be accepted during the concert. Admission is free. For more information, call 206-3938.tfffrThe Nassau County Council on Aging is hosting an AARP Driver Safety class 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at its new location. This six-hour classroom refresher course was designed by AARP to help drivers 50 and older improve their driving skills and prevent crashes. It covers age-related physical changes and tips to help compensate for these changes. The material focuses on defensive driving tech niques and proven strategies to keep you safe on the road. There is no final exam. Auto insur ance companies in most states provide a threeyear discount to course graduates (consult your agent for specifics). Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited. Call 261-0701 for details. The cost of materials and certification is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. tfThe Fernandina Beach High School ESE class is taking orders for new crop mammoth pecan halves ($11/pound), chocolate-covered pecans ($8/12 oz.), pecan caramel clusters ($8/8 oz.) and cinnamon-glazed pecans ($8/10 oz.). The last day to order is Oct. 31; orders should arrive before Thanksgiving. Place orders by calling Pamela Nobles at 261-5713, ext. 2694, or emailing your friend or loved one is serving in the military overseas, call or e-mail Trees send them a box filled with some of the joys of Christmas. The focus is on troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq but volunteers will try to send boxes to others serving overseas. E-mail complete mailing address to info@treesfora or call 904-206-3938.rfffnThe Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County FL is seeking volunteers at the Day Drop In Center, located at 1005 S. 14th St. in Fernandina Beach, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will sort mail, organize cupboards, make sand wiches, help clients fill out a form or applica tion, print a form letter from a computer, sit and listen to people with a compassionate ear, and provide referrals. You decide where you fit in. Available only one or two days a month? The organization will work with your availability. Organizations, churches, civic clubs, commu nity groups, and social service agencies that could provide a team of four each week are welcome and encouraged. Training is provided.fnfffrrbfSeventy-two hours. Could you survive that long in an emergency? Could your friends, neighbors, and relatives? For the past two years, area residents have survived hurricanes and fires that left people without services for this long or longer. How would you do? The Citizens Corps is a new group that works in conjunction with Nassau County Emergency Management to gather agencies, corporations, and individuals for training and education to help everyone survive those first 72 hours. If you are interested in helping the community, helping yourself, or helping your neighborhood, visit and sign up. ests that will help match you to agencies that need you. The website is your first step to selfsufficiency and confidence in emergencies.ffnrThe 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. o rfnt 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: .................. Monday, 5:00 p.m.* . ................ Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: ............ Friday, 3 p.m. . ......................... Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: . ................... Friday, noon . ........................... N/A Retail Advertising: . ............ Friday, 3 p.m. . ......................... Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline will be Friday at 5 p.m. MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Nassau County: $41.99 Out of Nassau County: $71.99rrfrntbt btbt ff rnrf ntbrbThe News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader, 511 Ash Street, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina 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: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. The News-Leader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographi cal errors in advertising. When notified promptly, the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All advertising is subject to the approval of the publisher. The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify, edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. Baptist Obstetrics and Gynecology Charmaine Sesay, MD 463820 SR 200 Suite 103 Yulee, FL 32097 Phone: 904.225.2770 Fax: 904.225.8477 Will close effective November 16, 2018 To obtain a copy of your medical record, contact: 904.225.2770 ffr Jamari Christopher Brown, 9, affectionately known as Mari Mari, was born May 12, 2009 in Jacksonville, Fla. and passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Jamari was born to parents ShaTrell Coverdell and Gerald Brown Jr. Jamari attended Mount Herman Exceptional Student Center in Jacksonville, where he was known as Mr. Mount Herman. Jamari enjoyed clapping his hands, using sign language to ask for more, turning on all ceiling fans and watching Family Feud, where he would get so excited and was given the opportunity to do his favorite thing clap his hands. Jamari is survived by his mother, ShaTrell Coverdell; father, Gerald Brown Jr.; two broth ers, Christian Brown and Gerald Jaiden Brown; his great-grandmother, Lavinia Williams; grandparents, John Coverdell (Claire), Samantha Roberts, and Subenia Haywood; aunts, Erica Melton, BreShanae Coverdell, Yasmine Moss, Danielle Haywood, and Jessica Black; uncles, Deangelo Davis and Nathan Coverdell; special cousins, Jordan Smith, Alexander Gesslein Jr., Ibri Bryant, Santana Black, and Julian Hernandez; and a host of loving great-aunts and great-uncles, especially his great-aunts Faye Scott (Willie), Sylvia Roberts, and Lisa Albertie, greatuncle Donald Coverdell (Celeste) of Brandywine, Md., special cousin, Angelica Littles, and many other loving cousins and various family members. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018 at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, located at 10 S. 10th St. in Fernandina Beach, with Pastor Rev. Jeremiah Robinson Jr. offi ciating. The wake will be 3-5 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2018 at New Zion for family and 5-7 p.m. for friends of the family. Line-up will be at 10 a.m. at the home of Lavinia Williams, 1016 Cedar St. in Fernandina Beach. Interment will be in Bosque Bello Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make donations to Angels for Allison at angelsforallison. org or Fletcher Tender Care at The family of Jamari Christopher Brown wishes to thank everyone for their love and support during their time of bereavement.rrtfrBrian L. Foshee, 62, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away peacefully early in the evening of Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Fernandina Beach, Fla. home of his sister and brother-in-law. Brian, a true Atlanta native, was born at Crawford Long Hospital on May 25, 1956. A graduate of Berry College in Rome, Ga., Brian was truly a Renaissance man, one whose skills included shoeing horses, milking cows, raising goats, fly fishing, and parenting two intelligent, beautiful daughters. He loved jazz and attended his last jazz concert on Sunday with his daughter, JoAnn. His copy of Walden is well worn. Brians love of animals and his teenage career as an assistant to the local veterinarian began Brians life on the road taken. His highly suc cessful career in sales and marketing in the poultry industry afforded him the opportunity to work with farmers, scientists, engineers, industrialists, edu cators, and international corporate executives. He was comfortable with them all, moving seamlessly among them. Brians skill as a raconteur was renowned. He remained close with his childhood friends; they were central to many of his tales. His life long adventures, from his childhood to his travels around the world, were turned into stories that delighted one and all, brought laughter and a smile. Brian was a father who raised his daughters with great love and affection, provided them with adventures, a love of reading, a sense of indepen dence and the ability to think critically. Brian lis tened carefully, treated all with respect, loved and was loved. He will be sorely missed. Brian was predeceased by his father, Maurice L. Foshee, and his youngest daughter, Jessica L. Foshee. Brian is survived by his daughter, JoAnn Foshee of Atlanta; his mother, Joan Foshee, sister Marcia Foshee-Duffy and brother-in-law Robert Duffy, all of Fernandina Beach; niece, Kathleen Duffy of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; brother Mark Foshee, sister-in-law Anna, and nephew Alex Foshee, all of Dalton, Ga.; nephew Nick Foshee, wife Kristen, and great-niece Emma, all of Canton, Ga.; uncle Jim Foshee; and aunts Lois Jackson and Elaine Leonard. Should you wish to honor Brian, donations for scholarships can be made to Camp Mikell, 237 Mikell Court, Toccoa, GA 30577. JoAnn and Jessica spent many summers at Camp Mikell, and a con templation pool and garden were established there in Jessicas memory in 2011. Please share your memories and condolences at Osborne Heafner, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, October 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Heafner was born August 16, 1929 in Shelby, N.C. and was the son of the late Leeroy Heafner and Bessie Lee Hamilton Heafner. He was a 1948 gradu ate of Belmont High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He then earned a bachelors degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State in 1957. The family moved in 1958 to Fernandina Beach, Fla., where Mr. Heafner was employed by ITT Rayonier for the next 28 years. He was a longtime member of American Legion Post 54 in Fernandina Beach, a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the USS Toledo CA133 Association and served for a time as a board member for 8 Flags Federal Credit Union in Fernandina Beach. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Betty Lane Collins, Norma Rea Cornwell and Carolyn Angelette; and a brother, Dr. Bob Oliver Heafner. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Marlene Thompson Heafner; three children, Denice Heafner Nitschke (Dave), Donald O. Heafner Jr. (Debbie), and Amelia Rea Heafner Wilfong (Donald); sister, Joyce Mauney (Jim); seven grandchildren, Jeremy Daniel Lovequist (Jennifer), Marah Kirsten Lovequist, Susan Marie Heafner, Donald Lee Heafner, Christopher Nathaniel Heafner, Donald Clinton Wilfong Jr. and Emily Reagan Wilfong; four great-grandchildren, Maia Brooklyn Lovequist, Payson Heafner, Addyson Heafner and Lucy Heafner; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2018 at Peeples Family Funeral Homes, Riverview Chapel, 2220 Soutel Drive (near Lem Turner Road), Jacksonville. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Jacksonville National Cemetery with military honors. The Family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that dona tions be made to the Alzheimers Foundation of America.tWilliam David Bennett, 62, of Yulee, Fla., passed away Friday, October 12, 2018.tttrtrVeleda Ann Holloway, 75, of Yulee, Fla., passed away October 15, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2018 at Green Pine Cemetery.tttrtr rrrnbAs a reminder, Interim County Manager Mike Mullin will be holding two meetings per month to make himself available to anyone wishing to ask county-related questions or address countyrelated issues. These meetings are typically held 3-4 p.m. on the second Tuesday and the fourth Thursday of each month; however, dates can change due to unforeseen circumstances. Residents are urged to check for current meeting information. Meetings are held in the Commission Chambers located at the James S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place in Yulee. Below is the tentative meeting schedule for the remainder of this calendar year. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Thursday, Nov. 29 (moved from Nov. 22 due to holiday) Tuesday, Dec. 11 Thursday, Dec. 27 If you have any questions, contact the county managers office at 530-6010. NL 6 col. Fri. 10.19 .indd 2 10/18/18 3:57 PM


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The final phase of the project includes the development of a diverging diamond interchange beneath Interstate 95, expected to be completed by summer 2020. Widening of the road was necessary because of population and traffic growth and to improve evacuation in hurricanes. FDOT Public Information Officer Odette Struys reviewed the rationale for the diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 95. Nassau County will have the first such design in Northeast Florida, although 90 such interchanges have already been built across the nation. The design decreases opportunities for crashes by 50 percent. Improvements to South Eighth Street in Fernandina Beach from the Shave Bridge to Centre Street are also underway and are expected to be completed by the end of this year. Struys explained that during construction traffic light operation becomes the responsibility of the contractor. She acknowledged there have been occasional glitches in traffic light function and encourages people to report problems to FDOT at (904) 3605582 or Commissioner Steve Kelley shared that he is often asked why the eastbound lane from William Burgess Boulevard to Yulee is concrete instead of asphalt. Struys responded, That is the heaviest (traveled) part of the route. The concrete industry does have a certain percentage of roadway opportunities with us as does the asphalt industry and that was one of the dedicated routes that was selected for concrete. The nice thing about concrete is it lasts a lot longer but its also more expensive to put down. Chairman Pat Edwards inquired why turn lanes have disappeared at Meadowfield Bluff and Chester roads. People are expressing concerns about buses and children and schools. Is there any reviewing of that? The FDOT spokesperson reminded everyone that current configurations are temporary. In some instances, it was determined U-turns were safer than crossing multiple lanes of traffic during construction for turns, she said. Final configurations have yet to be determined. Commissioner Danny Leeper then forwarded his concerns to FDOT about two other issues. Theres a growing concern that once the three lanes are in place, we have to do a better job of managing our tractor trailer traffic. So, the fear is all the trucks are going to want to get in that left lane going all the way to the I-95 bridge. I would hope there is going to be some signage or other means to encourage trucks to stay out of that left lane so it can be used as an express lane, so to speak, for other traffic. The second concern I have is that because of construction on State Road 200 and growing business at Sisters Creek we are seeing a heavier volume of container cargo (trucks) coming in through the roundabouts. I dont think Buccaneer Trail was designed to handle that load. If you could address those concerns for us, I would appreciate it. In other matters, Edwards inquired of Road and Bridge Director Becky Heirs-Bray as to the status of the Pages Dairy Road widening project. She reported bids would be going out this spring and the project was slated to be completed within the next four years. Facilities Maintenance Director Doug Podiak gave a quarterly update on department activities. Current projects include expansion of the cattery at Animal Control, a kitchen remodel at Fire Rescue Station 20, replacement of a gangway brace at Goffinsville Park and trail deck replacement at John Muir Eco Park. The department is also looking at alternatives for the new county extension office and learning center since original bids came in higher than expected. He reviewed some of the nearly 4,000 projects completed by the department in the past year and plans to move into a paperless work order system in the near future. He also provided an update on the departments four-year trade program. In reference to ongoing conflicts between the East Nassau Stewardship District and the BOCC with respect to who is responsible for building recreational facilities in the Wildlight development and the countys subsequent discussion of amending the state legislation that created the Stewardship District (HB 1075), County Attorney and Interim County Manager Mike Mullin provided this advice: You, the board, negotiated the terms of HB 1075. When I say negotiated, you insisted that certain language be utilized with regards to public parks and be placed in 1075, and it was acknowledged by those asking you to approve the Stewardship District. It is time, in my opinion, for a meeting to take place. It certainly moves things forward in a better way to have a joint meeting where these issues are addressed with the Stewardship District and HB 1075. To me that is crucial. The meeting with the Stewardship board for you to start addressing the interlocal agreement and the common issues is certainly beneficial for all the citizens in my opinion. Another related issue has come up: the need to execute an interlocal agreement with the ENSD for landscape maintenance of certain county road rights-of-way within Wildlight. The BOCC unanimously agreed to draft a letter to the Stewardship District requesting a joint meeting about this new issue. A workshop to discuss regulations related to the use of county boat ramps was rescheduled for Nov. 28. Present at Wednesdays meeting were Edwards, Commissioner Justin Taylor, Leeper and Kelley. Commissioner George Spicer was absent. County staff members Taco Pope, Heirs-Bray and Mullin were also in attendance. There were more than 20 people in the audience, but no public input was offered on any issues before the board at Wednesdays meeting.rf2000 and Vision 2020 that set goals to ensure marina completion, develop a riverfront walkway, refurbish the marina and remove restrictions to flow of river through marina, establish a waterfront park, boardwalk/promenade and bandshell to be used for gatherings, art concessions and musical entertainment, develop a port of call for small to medium class cruise ships and ensure that there will be adequate parking for a waterfront park and downtown. In 2003, a waterfront task force recommended upgrading infrastructure on the waterfront, cleaning up the area, opening Alachua and Beech streets to vehicular traffic, directing the citys Planning Advisory Board to create new waterfront zoning and not opening the waterfront to cruise ships. The city used $450,000 from the general fund as seed money for the CRA in 2008. That money, and revenues from the CRA collected between 2006 and 2010, have been spent on the construction of sun shelters and a utility enclosure, landscaping and irrigation, ADA parking and professional services such as design and engineering, surveying, geotechnical data and analysis, title research and lobbying. Gibson explained the funding for the CRA, which is tax increment financing. What happens is you have a tax year that is frozen in time, she said. The city reset its taxable base year from 2005 to 2013 and extended it out for 40 years. The theory behind this is that, over time, property values will increase, Gibson said. You will have properties that do reinvest, make private investments that increase the taxable value of that land. She said a portion of that taxable value goes into the tax, so the base amount remains the same. The city and county continue to collect into their general funds the same amount that it did, she said. The increased value goes into a redevelopment fund so it can be used on anything in the redevelopment plan and in the redevelopment area. Uses of those funds include administrative costs, planning and surveys, reimbursement of startup costs, site preparation, repayment of loans, advances, bonds and bond anticipation notes and affordable housing in the CRA. Gibson talked about expanding the CRA. She said the CRA has a cap that sets a limit of 2 percent of the total taxable land value of the city. That 2-percent cap is roughly $43 million. The value of property within the CRA is currently $12 million. Since the city does not receive any tax revenue from property it owns, which makes up 44 percent of the properties in the CRA, Vice Mayor Len Kreger said the city should expand the CRA. The county would have to approve an expansion. City Attorney Tammi Bach said the city could collect taxes on property the city leases to businesses. Arlene Filkoff, who is the current executive director of the Fernandina Beach Main Street program, resigned from the CRA board in November of 2016. She said the publics perception of the CRA is a problem. City Manager Dale Martin said the impact of taxes to individual property owners is invisible. He said that concerns that taxes would go up with the expansion of the CRA are not founded. Theres no tax increase associated with the CRA, he said. (Property owners) still cut their check to Nassau County. The CRA just divides that tax payment in a different manner. The CRA also allows the capture of some tax dollars that the city would not otherwise realize, a portion of county taxes. Kreger said the city should gather more information and consider expanding the CRA. The commission agreed, and plans to meet as the CRA in January.nftrfContinued from 1A rfnntb Edwards NL 6 col. Fri. 10.19 .indd 3 10/18/18 4:34 PM


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Instead, it is part of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc., a separate corporate entity that is not part of the bankruptcy filing. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. is a publicly owned company traded on Nasdaq (SHOS) that separated from Sears Holdings in 2012. It remains business as usual at all of our locations, which include more than 750 retail stores in 49 states across the nation operated by us our dealer owners and franchisees, states an official Sears Hometown and Outlets news release. Warren, who started with Sears in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn. in the 1970s, came to Fernandina Beach with Sears in 1985, when the Sears Catalog Store was located downtown. He said the present retail store has been around since 1991, but not always at the present location. Sears has had merchant stores for a long time, Warren explained. Sears always had A, B, C and D stores. They tried specialty stores such as garden centers but those didnt work. They closed the Catalog Stores in the 1990s, he added. The Sears Hometown Stores have been totally separated now for six years. Warren described the 8,200-square-foot Fernandina Beach store as an appliance store. The bulk of the business going forward is in appliances. We will still offer Kenmore appliances, along with LG and other top brands, he said. We will also provide full installation and warranty service on appliances through Sears Nationwide Service and the other manufacturers warranty programs. We will also continue to sell home and garden products, Warren added. But primarily we are an appliance store, and still the only one on Amelia Island. Warren did offer he would like to see the Sears name go from his store, but has no indication that will happen. Within the past month, the Fernandina Beach store was named a 2018 Sears Hometown Premier Store for consistently offering the highest level of customer service, as well as outstanding store performance and quality standards, according to a news release. It was one of 360 locations to receive the accolade. We strive to serve our community with the highest level of customer service, so this recognition speaks volumes to the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our associates, said the Warren family at the time. The Warren Family and their associates set a prime example for all other stores in our system to follow, said Will Powell, CEO and president of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc., in the release. Naming the Sears Hometown Store of Fernandina Beach as a Premier Store is a testament to their strong commitment in serving their local community above and beyond what is typically expected. Sears Holdings Corporation filed for bankruptcy protection after years of staying afloat through financial maneuvering and relying on billions of CEO Eddie Lamperts own money. Lampert, who has served as CEO for the past five years, will step down from that post, effective immediately, but remain chairman. The bankruptcy filing comes more than a decade after Lampert merged Sears and Kmart, hoping that forging together the two struggling discounters would create a more formidable competitor. The 125-year-old retailer, once the nations largest, appointed a chief restructuring officer. As part of the bankruptcy, 142 stores will be shuttered. The Sears Hometown Store at 1116 S. 14th St. in Fernandina Beach can be reached at (904) 261-5511 and is open 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday. beings, before adding, I think development is a problem, but development has to I dont see any more developments getting approved, but we took out the most central chunk of rooted trees on the whole island on Lime Street, so I would focus more on the approval system for concentrated development, more so than spending our limited funds considering the marina, golf course and airport, none of which benefit the very demographic we are trying to preserve. She said improvements to the citys facilities could be funded with money that is currently being spent on an interlocal agreement with Nassau County for the city to provide police and fire services to areas not in the city limits. Whats associated with that is all the 911 calls, all the ER bills we get left with from some freakin Peters Point family who cut their foot and now wind up with the city footing the bill, she said. Its supposed to be its like all the lifeguards for that, plus police and fire. I guarantee thats a lot freakin more than the $120,000 a year they pay us. ... Thats several miles. Its a priority if its a priority for city commissioners. The creation of the Wildlight community has been a concern for area residents and city government, all of whom are concerned the additional population could overload the citys infrastructure. However, Zylinski said that is not a pressing concern. I think its not going to happen overnight, she said. Weve had a couple of spike years from the oil spill where the summer was just like a bunch of sardines, just completely and we managed to get by, but now it seems like it truly is starting to balance out a little bit. Theres more people here in the wintertime than there used to be. I mean, were talking about a 20-year process of growing. The county is in the process of building a new road. The citys South Eighth Street corridor has seen numerous businesses close in the past few months. Asked how best to revive the area, Zylinski said she believes many businesses have left the island due to a dwindling quality of life. A lot of people now inhabiting the island go back to their hometown, she said. Everybodys got their guy for dentistry or their guy for mechanic work or their guy for plastic surgery or their guy they buy their watches from. So, whats happened is a lot of the people that use all those services have had to move off the island. Its going to take building quality of life and industry. Eighth Street is becoming, more and more, not a good place for little independent businesses. I think it would be cool to move some (there).Continued from 1AFriends of the Librarys Adult Education Program is sponsoring an informative presentation featuring registered investment advisor Tom Hepner at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, to help women better understand the financial world, according to a news release. The event will be held in the Community Room at the Fernandina Beach Branch Library, 25 N. Fourth St. The program will focus on what investments are, resources needed to meet ones financial goals, and developing a financial plan. Hepner will address factors involved in making financial and investment decisions and discuss options for assistance with this process. As both a financial advisor and investment manager, Hepner said in the release that he believes it is important to understand and be in control of your financial future. Ones happiness and well-being can depend on having a financial plan that addresses both needs and investable assets. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Hepner has been investing nearly 50 years and has appeared on CNBC and Fox. You dont have to be an expert, but you should be involved in what happens with your money, he added. Take advantage of this free program by registering in advance at the Library or call 530-6500, ext. 1. For further information regarding this event, on joining Friends of the Library, or how to donate, visit bbbt Hepner The Sears store on South 14th Street in Fernandina Beach is the only appliance store remaining on Amelia Island. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc., is a separate entity that is not part of Mondays bankruptcy filing by Sears Holdings Corporation.JOHN SCHAFFNER FOR THE NEWS-LEADERrfnt tbb NL 6 col. Fri. 10.19 .indd 4 10/18/18 4:33 PM


o NL/PSA www.whyiloveameliaisland.comBuy or List with Us and Let Us Get You Moving!TEAM HAGELMike Hagel Broker-Associate(904) 415-6039michael.hagel@coldwellbanker.comDawn Hagel Realtor-Associate(904) E arlier this month, I received a summons for jury duty in Nassau County. It seems as if such a summons is bemoaned by most recipients. I felt privileged to participate in this civic duty. Many years ago, I served as a jury foreman in a civil trial. I found it to be an exciting experience, and looked forward to serve as a juror again. I arrived at the countys Robert M. Foster Justice Center near Interstate 95 a little earlier than the appointed time, looking to meet Mr. Steve Murphy, general manager of the citys golf course, who had also received a jury summons for the same day. We met in the parking lot and followed the stream of other potential jurors into the courthouse After completing a short application for jury compensation, it was interesting to watch as other citizens filed into the room. From my perspective, it was a Parade of America, representing a unity of purpose for government rather than the hatred of differences for politics during this election season. I recognized a few others in the roughly 100 or so that had won the jury summons lottery. (Note to self remember to purchase Mega Millions ticket this evening.) The people in the room were subdued, but the environment did have an anticipatory buzz. After all had gathered, Clerk of the Courts and Comptroller John Crawford welcomed everyone and provided an outline of how the morning process would proceed. Following his comments, a video presentation briefly described the importance of the jury system as enshrined in our federal and state governments. A Nassau County Sheriffs Office sergeant then instructed us on the protocol and process of the actual selection, conducted under the authority of Judge Foster. Judge Foster arrived and again thanked everyone for participating. He indicated that with only one trial scheduled on the court calendar, the need for jurors would be minimal, but still necessary. Judge Foster also recognized that the need to serve as a juror could possibly be disruptive to some due to a variety of factors. He invited those who would be so disrupted to stand and form a line against the wall and he would personally hear their pleas. It was a small stampede to get to the wall, with about 30 people moving quickly to get in line. After the line was formed, Judge Foster looked sternly at those standing, and with a quiet but emphatic tone, lamented how many people sought to forego their civic duty. After a short pause to allow for second thoughts among those seeking dismissal (which no one reconsidered), the queue moved oneby-one before Judge Foster. When I originally sat down in the room, I was positioned immediately in front of the lectern behind which Judge Foster now stood. During the surge to the wall, though, I had to move to a different seat on the opposite side of the room. I could only hear small portions of the discussions between Judge Foster and jurors. In some cases, the judge quickly dismissed a juror, although the juror was required to offer another month in which to return for jury selection, so the dismissal was apparently rarely permanent. In other cases, a lengthier discussion ensued. A few requests were denied and the juror slunk back to a chair. In one case, the judge was very animated and exasperated in his dismissal of a juror. Im sure that judges could write a lengthy book on the reasons offered for excusal. After the line had been culled, the remaining jurors were told that 18 were to be randomly selected and instructed to report at the designated place and time for further jury activity. The 18 would be reduced to seven (six jurors and an alternate) to actually participate in the trial. If not selected as one of the 18, jury service was completed. I wasnt selected as one of the 18, so my jury duty came to an end after about two hours of service. Stephen Patrick Murphy of the citys golf course, though, gets to continue after his selection. Jury duty is one of two principal civic duties and should not be shirked. The other principal duty is voting. Dont ignore that duty, either. Vote on Nov. 6 (or earlier). Dale Martin is the city manager of Fernandina Beach. to have a train wreck. ... I am not on the same page with OHPA anymore. ... I have ceased to be effective as your attorney. Ragucci told the News-Leader, WTF is in compliance with the existing Nassau Terminals contract, which is in effect until the new agree ment is approved. As soon as a new agreement is signed, we are ready to cut the check, he said. WTF will owe 25 percent of the franchise fee $62,751 when the agreement is in place, according to Ragucci. In explaining the financial relationship between OHPA and WTF, Ragucci provided the NewsLeader with a statement that reads, in part: As part of the acquisition, WTF paid-off $6.2 million of OHPAs outstanding bond debt, and agreed to finance another $4.56 million in Advance Use Fees that OHPA owed to Nassau Terminals, with the firm agreement ... that we would (be) REPAID through the execution of new long-term (30-year) Operating Agreement which would allow us to recoup this debt (plus interest) over 12 years. This was the only alternative since OHPA was unable to pay us the $10.7 million it owed. ... WTF is OWED and has been carrying $10.7 million of OHPAs debt since February 7, 2018. The proposed new agreement is technically for 30 years but because it incorporates the unexpired five years of the previous Nassau Terminals agree ment, it works out to 35 years. The Ragucci statement continues, Davis statement that WTF has not paid monies due to OHPA under the current Operating Agreement is patently false. There are presently no mon ies due and owed under the existing Operating Agreement. WTF has honored all its obliga tions under the existing Operating Agreement. Any dockage, wharfage and use fees would be employed to OFFSET the $10.7mm owed by OHPA to WTF, as they have been for the previous two quarters, as ratified by OHPA resolutions. Sturgess said the contract under discus sion should have been written by the OHPA attorney, but contended Davis preferred to have WTF prepare a contract on which he could comment. Clyde has just thrown rocks at the WTF con tract rather than write his own, Sturgess said. The best scenario would be for the OHPA attor ney to write the contract for WTF review. If a new attorney is appointed after Davis resignation date of Nov. 14, which would be after the OHPAs next scheduled regular meeting then that attorney should be expected to write a new contract, Sturgess indicated. I really did not expect OHPA to stand up for me when the Port Operator was accusing me of bad faith, but I did not hear anyone stand up for OHPA or for the citizens of Nassau County. That is all I really need to know about how this process is unfolding or where I stand in all of it, Davis wrote on Oct. 12. The OHPA meeting at 4 p.m. today will be held in the Nassau County Commissioners Chambers in the James S. Page Government Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, in Yulee.Continued from 1A rfntbfffrnbfrfrrbft rbtrrrbffrfrbfbfftrfrf NL 6 col. Fri. 10.19 .indd 5 10/18/18 4:37 PM


The Boys & Girls Clubs has named two of its members as Youth of the Month for September, according to a news release. John Connelly, 15, is a ninthgrade student at Yulee High School who is best known as JC at the Miller Club and is a kind, helpful, and intuitive member of the Teen Program. Having been enrolled at the Club for over a year now, we have watched him change and evolve into the mature young man that stands before you today. JC is very soft-spoken (and) easy-going and has a good sense of humor, says the release, which notes Connelly is quite popular amongst the teens, other Club members and staff alike. If Club staff or members need assistance in any program area, Connelly is quick to offer a helping hand, and with an optimistic disposition, Mr. Connelly consistently displays the character and attitude of a model member. Connelly makes use of his spare time by reading books and spending time with his younger brother, Ryan, and their parents. The teens personality is infectious, the release states. He motivates others and encourages them to do well. JC shows true prospects of becoming a great leader. We can expect more great details in the years to come. Kammeryn London, 13, the September Youth of the Month at the Roberts Learning & Achievement Center, is an eighth-grade student at Fernandina Beach Middle School who plans to become a veterinarian. With the desire to save all animals in the world from homelessness, Kammeryn is indeed a caring star and a true team player in the making, the release states. Respectful and goal-oriented, London has been maintaining a 3.5 weighted GPA this school year and especially enjoys math and language arts and serves as a peer tutor during Power Hour for other Club members. In addition, London has a passion for sports, in particular basketball. Its no secret that Kammeryn loves the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County and the amazing staff. As an active member for over 7 years, Kammeryn volunteers to provide assistance during programming and enjoys the fun activities and opportunities available for the teens. Kammeryn already displays some components of becoming a positive leader and we support her every endeavors, the release says. Saturday will bring something special to downtown Fernandina. Normally the arts market joins the farmers market on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, but there have been many wonderful artists and craftsmen requesting an additional market so their wish has been granted! In fact, there will also be an additional arts market on the third Saturday in November, too. This week you can look forward to some of your favorite artists such as Color Peace tie dyes, Liz Linds beautiful artwork, and Gotz 2 Paint, a company specializing in woodworking and pet portrait commissions just in time for the gift-giving holiday season. We also have some new ven dors that may quickly become your favorites. Iron Deuces Metal Works has amazing metal arts, but by far their most popular item is their fire pit featuring either a Georgia Bulldog or a Florida Gator. Honestly, the Gator fire pit has been the most popular, but with the GeorgiaFlorida game scheduled for next Saturday, Oct. 27, this is a must-have if you are throwing a party for this annual football rivalry. Another new vendor is Tiles by the Sea. Linda designs coasters, cutting boards and other tiles from her own art, your art, or photographs. Blue Cottage Pottery is a new vendor from Brunswick, Ga. that debuted last week with handcrafted pottery designs like bowls, serving dishes and more. The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market, located adjacent to the Arts Market, on North Seventh Street, will also be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as it is every Saturday of the year, rain or shine. In addition to over 25 weekly food vendors with seasonal produce, a variety of proteins, and fresh-baked breads, we will be hosting some of our occasional vendors such as our gluten-free vendor, Something Good. Also, our friend, Lydia, is back with Succulent Designs of Vilano, and Tucker is back with Topsy Toffee. Logans microgreens will be here, and Amandas Baked Confections will return with her tasty cakes, cupcakes, and cakes in a cup. Our Booth With a Cause will host the Amelia Island Tree Conservancy, and St. Michaels Catholic Church will be promoting its upcoming Fall Festival. Christopher Loomis will provide music. This is his first time playing at the farmers market, but Im sure his arrangements of Beatles classics, s fun, contemporary, pop, country and Christian songs will have us all showing him a warm Fernandina Beach welcome. Originally from Silver Spring, Md., Chris has collaborated with many artists recording original and contemporary hits. Chris is a classically trained pianist, plays both the bass and lead guitar, and sings. He is currently a dedicated teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing in Nassau County, a devoted husband, and a follower of Christ. Autumn on Amelia Island offers some of the best weather of the year, and whether you come downtown for the Arts Market, the Farmers Market or the Amelia Cruizers car show, we are sure you will find something for everyone on this very special Saturday in Fernandina Beach, Florida. 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Callahan FL BUICK GMC CHEVROLET 464054 SR 200, Yulee (904) 261-6821 Welcome to Gods House Member FDIC Notice of Meeting Heron Isles Community Development District e regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Heron Isles Community Development District will be held on ursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the oce of Compass Group, Inc., 961687 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 201M, Amelia Island, Florida 32034. e meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida Law for Community Development Districts. A copy of the agenda for this meeting may be obtained from Heron Isles CDD, 475 West Town Place, Suite 114, St. Augustine, Florida 32092 (and phone (904) 940-5850). is meeting may be continued to a date, time, and place to be specied on the record at the meeting. ere may be occasions when one or more Supervisors will participate by telephone. Any person requiring special accommodations at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District Oce at (904) 940-5850 at least two calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1-800955-8770, for aid in contacting the District Oce. Each person who decides to appeal any action taken at this meeting is advised that person will need a record of the proceedings and that accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Ernesto Torres District Manager Marvel not, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. Some of us Christians seem so surprised when we are misunderstood, mistreated, persecuted, lied to, and lied about that our usual response is, I wonder why this happened to me? The world hates us, which means they detest us. You may be thinking, But I didnt do anything to them. Oh, yes, we did. We made Jesus the Lord of our lives, and they are scared of us. If we were of the world, the world loves his own. The world has the ability to love, but its a limited love. They know how to have friendships, be fond of, have affection toward, and have a personal attachment to. They too have sentimental feelings, but we must be one of them to receive even this. We are to do good to the world, to bless them, and to pray for them. We are to speak well of them, thank God for them, and invoke a benediction on them. What we have in the form of love is so superior to what they have. We have the kind of love that God is made of. We have agape. The worlds love is based on whats in it for me? Our love is based on whats in it for you? Its a moral love. Our righteousness causes the world to react to the nature of its father the devil. The same righteousness causes us to react to the nature of our Father God, to do good to those of the world, bless them, and keep praying for them. The families of the late Sis. Shirley A. Mitchell and Bro. Maxcell Wilson Sr. 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 Jalaya Eldell, Arlecia Bostick, Reggina Alexander, Felicia Green, Reggine Alexander, Naunda Smith, Jasmond Perry, Elder Emory Wingard Sr., Timothy Eberton, Edward Rauls Sr., Allean Gilyard, Prudencia Veal, Loretta Ward, Ruby Brown, Ellen Green, Kathy Batty, Le Marsha Ford, Elijah Cribb, and Kevin Brown Sr. rfn rfn tfbfnnn JUDIE MACKIE/FOR THE NEWS-LEADERIron Deuces Metal Works Georgia Bulldog fire pit. fntbrrn Connelly London On a recent beautiful, clear October morning, several members of the Amelia Island Sailing Club ventured out before sunrise to collect water samples. Club members routinely sample local waters from several different locations between Cumberland Sound to just north of the Shave Bridge year-round. Samples are submitted for analysis and the results are compiled by the St. Marys Riverkeeper, who has additional volunteers collecting samples from area creeks and rivers.SUBMITTED PHOTOStt tttRICHARD FULLER/SPECIALIn addition to speeches, free airplane rides for students and other festivities to celebrate the opening of the new terminal at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, several parachutists also joined in the dedication ceremonies. NL 6 col. Fri. 10.19 .indd 6 10/18/18 4:00 PM


o ro frntr bw n E rn 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. o R ro P D E Ro D rrr C p E Anb rn b BO rff Bonb Sp E o n bG CfD EfB f o R ro rf P D ntbrf Dn b tbSm Tomnoo Cfm r f rf ntnntb tntnnnt nt nf It was an inspiring lecture, one of my finest. And then I brought up D-Day. Spend enough time in the classroom and you learn to read students faces. They say so much: Im bored. Im thinking about something else. I just broke up with my girlfriend. Im homesick. Im hungry. And, of course, I have no idea what youre talking about. The latter along with the unmistakable sound of crickets was the reaction to my mention of the day Allied Forces invaded Europe in 1944. This particular encounter with students took place several years ago at another university, but I havent forgotten it. It went something like this. So, on D-Day . Nothing. Does everyone know what D-Day is? Still nothing. Not one hand in the air. The invasion of Europe by the Allies? Blank stares. Anyone? Anyone? How about World War II? Oh, yeah! one student exclaimed, as if wed made some great breakthrough. Those few moments in that classroom were indicative of a much broader and very disturbing issue the appalling knowledge gap among young people about American history and America in general. A study released earlier this month by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation showed that in a sample of 1,000 American adults, only 36 percent would pass a U.S. citizenship test. Those 65 and older who were surveyed scored the highest, but only 19 percent of those 45 and younger passed the test. Oh yeah, and 60 percent of those surveyed did not know which countries the U.S. fought against in World War II. If youre not terrified yet, consider that the questions on the test arent exactly what you would find on the Mensa admissions exam. Here are a few actual questions on the citizenship test: What does the Constitution do? What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment? Name one branch or part of the government? Who makes federal laws? You get the idea. Not a lot of heavy lifting. And yet, at least if this study is any barometer, most Americans would fail a rudimentary civics test. This would seem to be a searing indictment of our public schools. How a student can graduate high school, not to mention college, knowing virtually nothing about a world war that claimed the lives of 418,500 Americans and 50 million others is stupefying, but here we are. Kentucky is the most recent state to require all high school seniors to pass a U.S. citizenship test to graduate. Students have to score a 60 on a 100-question test to pass. Kentucky is one of nine states that require students to pass a civics test to graduate high school. Bravo. Its hard to imagine that anyone would object to such a basic requirement but alas, the naysayers are out there. Chief among the pooh poohers, of all things, is the National Council for the Social Studies, whose tagline, ironically enough, reads Preparing Students for College, Career, and Civic Life. While the Naturalization Test as presently constructed does assess a surface level of civic knowledge that may be quickly forgotten, it ignores the skills and dispositions component so necessary for true civic literacy and learning, according to an NCSS position statement posted in March 2018. Indeed, rote knowledge of civics content does not equal understanding of what it means to be a citizen. Im not nave enough to believe that passing a simple civics test to graduate high school is the remedy for the multi-leveled failure to teach our young people the basics of what it means to be an American. But its something. I would argue that our elementary and secondary school students would be much better served learning about why America had to fight World War II instead of being taught hogwash such as School Climate Reform or Action Civics. Every state should pass a law requiring high school students to pass a civics test to graduate. The question, Who knows about D-Day? should never be met by unraised hands in any high school or college classroom. But it is. And thats more than a failure. Its a tragedy. Copyright 2018 Rich Manieri, distributed by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Rich Manieri is a Philadelphia-born journalist and author. He is currently a professor of journalism at Asbury University in Kentucky. His book, We Burn on Friday: A Memoir of My Father and Me, is available at Email are choosing a U.S. senator and a new governor. Both parties and their PACs have run ads for and against candidates. Many articles have appeared in this paper about the various candidates. Letters of endorsement for, or attack of, candidates have been sent. However, this election is very simple: If you support Donald Trump and what he is doing to America, then you should vote Republican. If you dont, then you should vote Democrat. This is not a complicated election, but it is a very important one. Tom Ray Fernandina BeachfWe citizens complain at this time of the year about what the city commissioners do or dont do (what we want). You are reminded that voters are given the privilege of voting and duty to vote for a candidate who represents all citizens of this community. You as voters must make a good decision on who repre sents your city in the coming years. First, know your candi date to the best of your ability. Second, judge his/her abilities to get things done for this city. Third, concern yourself with the various agendas attend the City Commission meetings to be active. Fourth, think of the best interest of the city. We citizens of Fernandina Beach (and Nassau County) should speak out. Be a vocal individual; your vote does count! You have many ways to cast your vote during the coming election. Check and be sure you have notified the county election supervisors office of any changes you may have had. Be sure you know your voting place on election day. Remember, for early voting you can vote at any of the loca tions noted. On Nov. 6 you must vote at your regular pre cinct (check and be sure if in doubt.) You have several ways of voting and easy locations in the city and county: 1. Early voting in person; 2. Absentee or mail-in voting; 3. Election Day voting. I have several concerns myself. One I refer to is the plan for turning Sadler Road into a huge parking problem. They want to install parking along Sadler Road toward the beach. Parking there would narrow the roadway to almost a traffic problem for most of the area. We do not want to change the present appearance or create traffic problems. John P. Megna Fernandina BeachntbThere was a major public interest tremor that shook the city and county Tuesday, and the epicenter was the Port of Fernandina. The Port of Fernandina is on the brink of a financial melt down which first came to light at last weeks extraordinary Ocean Highway Port Authority meeting. On Tuesday, the Ports long-standing attorney, Clyde Davis, resigned his post and in the process detailed the current perilous financial state of the port. You see, OHPA doesnt have enough money to pay $5,030 in bills that are due and another $32,000 that are on the horizon. The 2018 OHPA operating budget is around $340,000, and they have just $5,400 in the bank. Folks, thats a finan cial crisis. With the aftershocks of Davis resignation still rumbling, the five port commissioners have given no inclination of how they plan to hold Worldwide Terminals accountable. At last weeks OHPA meeting, Commissioner Robert Sturgess, a Fernandina Beach attorney, suggested OPHA send a demand payment letter to Worldwide Terminals. But after Worldwide Terminals President Christopher Ragucci said no demand letter was necessary because the two parties should meet to work things out, Sturgess backed off sending the letter. Why should any of this concern the citizens of Fernandina Beach and Nassau County? Because under state statutes, taxpayers may have to foot the bill for an OHPA bailout. All of this is taking place on the eve of a special OHPA meeting to vote on a new 35-year contract with Worldwide Terminals. At the contentious OHPA meeting last week, Davis said attorneys for Worldwide Terminals had repeatedly made changes to the contract in favor of Worldwide without telling the OHPA of the changes. As it stands now, if the port commissioners fail to hold Worldwide Terminals accountable to pay the $300,000 now owed, the state could hold the commissioners responsible. Under Section 7, Article IV of the State Constitution, the failure of the members of the special districts governing body to resolve a state of financial emergency constitutes: Malfeasance; Misfeasance; and Neglect of duty. Should the OHPA house of cards collapse, commission ers have 30 days to report the financial emergency to the governor and Joint Legislative Auditing Committee. Davis, to his credit, cited to the OHPA commissioners that these are public monies. They are owed to the public. If Worldwide Terminals cannot meet its current debt of $300,000 and the elected OHPA commissioners dont take the mandated action to collect, then imagine what a contract running through the year 2053 with Worldwide Terminals would be like. Before any long-term contract with Worldwide Terminals is approved by the OHPA, lets first have Worldwide Terminals demonstrate they have the financial stability to meet their payment obligations of their current contract. And just as important, OHPA must have a long-term contract that includes provisions to build a one-year operat ing cost reserve fund before going forward. Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach Editors note: Lednovich is a candidate for the Group 4 seat on the Fernandina Beach City Commission.During the Oct. 9 coverage of the Yankees-Red Sox base ball game, the post-game analysts wondered how the poten tial acquisition of free agent Bryce Harper would change the Yankees future championship fortunes (which for 2018, had just ended with a 4-3 loss to Boston). One panelist compared the addition of Harper to the current roster as approaching the 1927 lineup known as murderers row, led by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. While I cannot predict the impact of one more pinstriped superstar on the Bronx Bombers, they will have to com pete with a new lineup of deadly opponents for whom the pseudonym murderers row is a literal description. Since taking office, it is no secret Donald Trump prefers the company of world leaders who demonstrate the common trait of making their opponents mysteriously disappear. Lets look at the starting line-up: Leading off is Trumps new BFF Kim Jong-un. Since taking power in North Korea, Kim has ordered the execution of numerous relatives and government officials to solidify his power. These include Hyon Yong-choi (Minister of the Peoples Armed Forces), Choe Yong-gon (Deputy Minister of Construction and Building Materials) and his uncle Kim Yong Jin (Minister of Education). In the second position is Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who admits he has been preparing for his major league career from an early age. At a November 2017 meet ing of the Asian-Pacific Economic Council, Duterte told participants, When I was a teenager, I was in and out of jail. ... During a fight. Stabbing. That was when I was 16 years old, just because we looked at each other. Traditionally, the third spot is reserved for the bat ter with the highest batting average, not necessarily the most home runs. No one fits this bill better than Chinese President Xi Jinping. Rather than murder journalists, Xi has earned his MVP bona fides by winning the title of worlds worst jailer of journalists for two years in a row. In the clean-up spot is Trump perennial go to player Vladimir Putin. Just this week, the Kremlin denied any involvement in the murder of three Russian journalists last July in the Central African Republic (CAR). The trio had been investigating Russian arms sales to the CAR govern ment. The number of Putin opponents and Russian reporters who have died or disappeared just since Trump took office is now approaching 20. But this has not kept Trump from scouting more free agents to reinforce his line-up. On Oct. 2, Washington Post columnist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was photographed entering the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, Turkey. Intelligence reports including intercepted communications suggest within two hours of his arrival, Khashoggi was murdered and his body was dismembered. Although Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has denied the allegations, intelligence sources say the execution was ordered at the highest levels of the Saudi government. Was the recent U.S. sale of billions of dollars in military equipment to Saudi Arabia the Crown Princes signing bonus? You can tell a child not to stick objects in an electrical outlet. But if the socket is broken, there are no conse quences and no ensuing change in behavior. In days past, the   occupant of the Oval Office was the moral equivalent of the shock that signaled behavior such as that associated with the Trump All-Stars was both unacceptable and potentially dangerous. Sadly, the outlet is broken with no electrician on call to fix it. Jay Kayne Fernandina BeachThe 500-plus real estate agents on Amelia Island and the 180,000 around the state support some common causes and some not as common. One of their recent causes involves Amendment 2, which comes before Florida voters on Nov. 6. The Florida Association of Realtors has spent more than $5 million to promote Amendment 2, which extends tax limits on nonhomestead properties. In other words, the constitutional amendment protects second homes, rental properties and businesses from being taxed into oblivion. The influence of the Florida Association of Realtors cannot be underestimated. It is the largest trade association in the state. Homestead properties (primary residences) are permanently protected by state law against over-zealous taxa tion. However, the tax limits on nonhomestead properties were initiated for 10 years during the financial meltdown in 2009. The 10-year period is up this January, so Amendment 2 appears on the ballot. The amendment would permanently limit assessments on non-homestead properties to a 10 percent increase per year (this does not apply to school taxes, however). If the amendment fails, it is projected that taxes would increase by $700 million a year on these properties. The permanent cap on assessments of primary residences is not impacted by the decision on Amendment 2. There would be serious political fallout for this popular law to be changed. To extend the non-homestead protection, more than 60 percent of voters must approve it. This is typical of amendments, of which there are 12 on the ballot this year (Question 8 was thrown out by the Florida Supreme Court). Other amendments before voters apply to casino gambling, greyhounds, lobbying and the voting rights of felons who have completed their courtordered sentences and other requirements. Two other amendments also pertain to taxes. Amendment 1 would increase the property-tax exemption for primary residences valued at $100,000 and higher. If approved, another $25,000 in value would be exempted. This would lower taxes for almost 60 percent of the homes in Florida. Amendment 5 would require a two-thirds vote in the Florida House and Senate to raise state taxes. Only a simple majority is required now. It was placed on the ballot by the legislature to make it more difficult for lawmakers to increase taxes. This amendment does not apply to local taxes (in counties, cities or other taxing districts). Realtors should be commended for their efforts on Amendment 2. Excessive taxation benefits no one, other than over-spending government agencies. Property values have soared in recent years, so cities and counties and school boards are already flush with cash around the state. And low taxation is a key feature for Florida. It helps attract new residents and businesses to our state many of whom move here from high-tax states and municipalities. Realtors aim to bring   order, fair ness and professionalism to the real estate business. They do a nice job of it, especially here in Nassau County. Steve Nicklas is a financial adviser with a regional U.S. firm who lives and works on Amelia Island. He is also an award-winning journalist. His business columns appear in several newspapers in North Florida and South Georgia, and on his website at He has written a book of his favorite columns from the past 20 years, All About Money. It is available at local bookstores and on Amazon. He can be reached at (904) 753-0236.nttffnf b DAVID FITZSIMMONS-THE ARIZONA STAR/CAGLE CARTOONS R n b A U nb rtb r t Letters must include writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. No political endorsements the week before an election. No poems will be published. Letters should be typed or printed. Not all letters are published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32035 Email: Visit us online at NL 6 col. Fri. 10.19 .indd 7 10/18/18 3:50 PM


o rfntbn r n r n r B lot A SUBMITTED PHOTOSThe Amelia River Womens Golf Association celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month by playing a Think Pink game on Monday.   Everyone was encouraged to dress in pink, and the ladies played the pink ball game; the pink ball rotated among the players in the foursome throughout play, and teams whose pink ball survived the round were rewarded with two extra strokes off of their score. The players who participated in the event, left. Winners were, above from left, Mary Jane Smith, Bertha Frazier, Jean DesBarres and Melinda McGrath. The winning team finished with the pink ball and had a net score of 128. rThe Pirates and Hornets have home field advantage tonight. Fernandina Beach hosts Satellite Beach, and Yulee is home with Suwannee in a district matchup. Kickoff for both games is at 7 p.m. Yulee High School (2-5) is coming off a 49-7 win over Stanton last week. The YHS Hornets had 392 yards in total offense with no turnovers. The defense limited Stanton to 126 yards all night. Yulee sophomore quarterback Kyle Lee completed 12 of 16 pass attempts for 201 yards. Antonio Parks II was 2-for-4 for 44 yards. Cole Richardson reeled in three receptions for 73 yards. Devonn Littlejohn had four receptions for 55 yards, and Ian Myers had three catches for 51 yards. Lee carried the ball once for 13 yards. Leading rusher was Richardson with 68 yards on nine carries. J.C. Simpson had 62 yards on five touches. Ty Gunther anchored the Hornet defense. He had six solo tackles, three assists and three tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Bryson Williams had five solo stops and four assists. He also forced a fumble. Gain Knight had six solo stops and three assists. Ethan Wilder recorded six solo tackles and a pair of assists. Josh Glover was credited with five solo stops and an assist. Clayton Walden had three solo tackles and two assists. The FBHS Pirates (1-6) are still looking for their second win of the season. West Nassau pushed its record to 6-1 with last weeks 35-0 shutout of the host Pirates. Afternoon storms killed our week for practice, and it showed in the first half, FBHS Coach Jude Swearingen said. I have to do a much better job preparing our players throughout the week so we can be better at overcoming adversity on Friday nights. I love my kids. They will rally next week, and we will come out and give our all next Friday night versus Satellite Beach. Pirate quarterback Jackson Mock had 108 passing yards; Devin Jennings led with 51 rushing yards; and Chase Boyd was the top receiver with 93 yards. The Pirate defense with was led Boyd with three tackles, an assist and an interception. A.J. West had two solo tackles and three assists. John Powell had a solo stop and three assists. Evan Shuman had a tackle, three assists and a quarterback sack. fnftb SPECIALThe Yulee High School volleyball team honored its seniors last week. The season came to a halt Tuesday when the Lady Hornets (18-5) lost to Stanton in the District 3-6A tournament. Pictured, from left, are Maddie Vanzant, Mallory Acosta, Aria Treanor, Head Coach Donna Jackson, Jaelyn Harding, Gracie Berglund and Gracie Hardwick. rfrRetief Goosen, Billy Payne, Jan Stephenson, Dennis Walters and the late Peggy Kirk Bell will officially join the ranks of the World Golf Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019. These five new members will be enshrined at the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 10 in Pebble Beach the week of the mens U.S. Open Championship. The ceremony will take place at the Sunset Center in Carmel-ByThe-Sea, Calif. as a teenager, making a name for herself as an amateur star. She went on to become a charter member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 1950 after winning the 1949 Titleholders Championship and participating on the winning 1950 Curtis Cup team. She received the PGA of Americas First Lady of Golf Award in 2007 and was an avid supporter of the game as a top 100 golf instructor, becoming the first woman selected into Golf Magazines World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame. as The Goose, Goosen sat within the Official World Golf Rankings top 10 for more than 250 weeks from 2001 through 2007. His 33 worldwide wins include two U.S. Open Championships in 2001 the same year he was named European Tour Player of the Year and 2004. Goosen led the European Tour Order of Merit in 2001 and 2002. He also played in six consecutive Presidents Cups from 2000 to 2011 as part of the International Team. chairman of Augusta National Golf Club from 2006-2017, Payne oversaw a number of significant achievements including the introduction of female members into the clubs membership.rf ntbfnfrfrfFAME Continued on 9AnffPHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERTyler Jones tees off for Fernandina Beach High School while Yulee medalist James Ballato looks on Monday during the District 4-2A tournament at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. The FBHS boys and girls golf teams captured the District 4-2A titles and advance to regional tournaments next week. The Pirates and Lady Pirates will be recognized at halftime of tonights football game. FBHS hosts Satellite Beach at 7 p.m. at Pirate Field. Yulees boys and girls golf teams were district runners-up and, along with third-place Stanton, also advance to region. NEW Sports Fri.indd 1 10/18/18 3:00 PM


o CLICK & SAVE Only atfbnewsleader.comFor more information call 904-261-3696. Search Local Businesses at Nassaus newest online directory PUT US TO WORK FOR YOU Floridas Oldest Weekly Newspaper The News-Leader printed edition and offer the opportunity to promote and advertise your business to thousands of customers each week. Call 261-3696 and ask for Candy or Meghan and put the News-Leader to work for you!This Space Available! FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Varsity Football Oct. 19 SATELLITE BEACH 7:00 Oct. 26 at North Fl. Edu. Institute 7:00 Nov. 2 at Yulee 7:00 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Varsity Football Oct. 12 at Stanton* 7:00 Oct. 19 SUWANNEE* 7:00 Oct. 26 at Ribault* 7:00 Nov. 2 FERNANDINA BEACH 7:00 *District FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Oct. 25 at Episcopal 6:00 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country Oct. 28 DISTRICT 8/8:35 Nov. 4 Regional at Alligator Lake Park Nov. 11 State YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Oct. 23 at Ferandina Beach 6:00 FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Oct. 23 YULEE* 6:00 *Homecoming rfntfb Trot 5K will start and finish once again at Osprey Village Wellness Center and meander through the historic American Beach commu nity on Thanksgiving Day. Additionally, a onemile Youth Fun Run will be held immediately after the 5K is finished, so pint-size junior fam ily members can join in the fun. This Nov. 22 race will be chip-timed by Milestone Race Authority. The course will begin and end at the Osprey Village Wellness Center, 48 Osprey Village Drive. Check-in and day-of-registration is from 6:45-7:30 a.m. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., and the Youth Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. Awards will be given out to the top overall male and female and the top three male and female winners in the 14 age categories. All kids in the one-mile run get an award for fin ishing. Registration forms are available at the Osprey Village Wellness Center and Current Running or register by mail. Register directly online at For information, call 415-1429. Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child 12 and under.   On the day of the event, checks and cash only will be accepted.   All pre-registered participants will receive a goody bag, which will include one race T-shirt. A portion of proceeds will stock the shelves of The Barnabas Food Pantry of Nassau County.rMaster Tom Gagne is offering adult tai chi classes at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Email or call 2618660 for information.brfbnAmelia Island Nassau County Youth Lacrosse is a developmental youth lacrosse program for boys and girls ages 8-15. Registration is open for the 2019 spring sea son. No prior experience or knowledge of the sport is necessary. The club is a non-profit member of U.S. Lacrosse and volunteer driv en. Visit or the club Facebook site, groups/AINC Youth Lacrosse for additional information and updates or contact Head Coach Carl J. Bazarian at carljbaz@gmail. com (703) 981-7703 or President Robby Allen at or (843) 263-0761.nnThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association holds its monthly business meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. The monthly social get-together is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The loca tion for both meetings is Kraft Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. All are welcome to attend the meetings. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to develop and promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regu lations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth-related commu nity and other civic-minded activities. Contact President Dennis Burke at (256) 453-4744 or email Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres, located off Buccaneer Trail. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner, business meeting and guest speaker presentation. Guests are wel come. Current boat ownership or sailing skills are not prerequisites to joining. Club activities throughout the year may include day/overnight excursions by water and/or land, sailboat racing, social activities such as tubing, swimming with manatees, picnics and parties; as well as assisting with local conservation and environmental efforts in surrounding waters. Contact Commodore Tom Maguire at (703) 298-1714.brnrThe Amelia Island Boules Club holds pet anque pickup games on the petanque courts at Central Park, corner of Atlantic Avenue and South 11th Street, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and most afternoons on weekdays. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game. The public is always welcome. Call 491-1190 for information.fnnfnThe North Florida Bicycle Club offers several organized bicycle rides each week at various times and locations on Amelia Island and in Nassau County. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Helmets and a bicycle in good working condition are required. Bicycle safety will be emphasized at the start of each ride. Cyclists typically split into groups, depend ing on pace and skill level, and there are options to cut the ride short. Anyone who joins the group will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. Call 261-5160, or visit www.ameliaisland, or Coast Guard Auxiliary, Amelia Island Flotilla 14-1 meets the first Thursday in the Amelia Island Lighthouse Cottage, located on 1889 for information.SUBMITTEDThe Golf Club of Amelia Island Ladies Golf Association contested its annual Member-Member Tournament on Oct. 11. The team of Sue Burke and Dee Dee Higgins, pictured, won with a net 63. Also in the money at second were Melinda McGrath and Janet Woodward with a net 66, and in third place was the team of Carol Scavotto and Cathy West, also with a net 66. The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce will hold the inaugural Complete & Putter Madness mini golf tournament 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Putt Putt at Main Beach. Teams of four will represent businesses throughout Nassau County and compete for bragging rights and a trophy. There will be goodie bags for each team and entertainment throughout the tournament. The entry fee for each team is $100 and spaces are limited. Visit or call 261-3248. The chamber is a membership-based association of Nassau County businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to provide leadership which will aggressively promote and defend responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, government and excellence in education and quality of life.bnn rnfn brnt He originated the Drive, Chip & Putt National Championship with the USGA and PGA of America and established the Asia-Pacific Amateur and Latin America Amateur tournaments, each offering guaranteed Masters spots to the winners. Named the GWAAs William D. Richardson Award recipient, Payne also received the Olympic Order after serving as president and CEO of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games from 1992-96. Continuing his legacy and involvement with the Olympics, Payne was a key figure in the successful return of golf to the 2016 Games. the LPGA Tour in 1974, Stephenson was named LPGAs Rookie of the Year. She went on to lead an impressive career with 20 professional victories, including 16 on the LPGA Tour. She is a three-time Major Champion with wins at the 1981 du Maurier, 1982 LPGA Championship and the 1983 U.S. Womens Open. Her impact on the game extends outside of her play as one of the founders of the Womens Senior Golf Tour. She is involved with golf course design and has made many charitable contributions including being an honorary chair of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Stephenson was also honored with the Order of Australia Medal in 2018 for her contributions to the game of golf. who was paralyzed from the waist-down at the age of 24 following a golf cart accident. He has since dedicated his career to sharing life lessons and inspiring fans and disabled golfers of all ages through golf clinics and special performances at more than 3,000 worldwide appearances. Former spokesperson and national ambassador for The First Tee, his message is to always continue hoping and dreaming. He is one of only 11 honorary lifetime members of the PGA of America. Walters was also honored with the 1978 Ben Hogan Award and was a 2018 recipient of the USGAs Bob Jones Award. These five inductees will bring the total number of World Golf Hall of Fame members to 160. The 2019 Induction Class is one of the most well-rounded groups weve had to date, said Jack Peter, president of the World Golf Hall of Fame. It is our honor and privilege to welcome Peggy Kirk Bell, Retief Goosen, Billy Payne, Jan Stephenson and Dennis Walters to the World Golf Hall of Fame family. We are excited to begin working with them as we gear up for the Induction Ceremony in Pebble Beach this June. The Class of 2019 was elected by the Hall of Fames selection commission, which debated a group of 15 finalists. The inductees each passed the required 75 percent voting threshold approval by at least 12 of the 16 members. The commission was co-chaired by Hall of Fame members Nancy Lopez, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Annika Sorenstam and included the members of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors and a mix of institutional and atlarge seats.   The finalists were vetted by the Hall of Fames selection sub-committee, which vetted every candidate that met the qualifications of the Hall of Fames four induction categories. The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates golf and preserves the legacies of those who have made it great. The Hall of Fame & Museum, located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, serves as a steward of the game through engaging, interactive storytelling and exhibitions featuring artifacts, works of art, audio, video and photography significant to the history of golf and its members. Visit www. 8AFERNANDINA BEACH PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION ROUNDUP Visit for information on the following. SPORTS/FITNESS ADULT 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Register through Nov. 16 at the MLK Jr. Center on Elm Street. Team registration fee is $50. Four players maximum per team. Games on Monday and Thursday evenings at Peck Gym. Season begins Dec. 6. For information, including league rules, contact John Coverdell ( or 310-3351). OPEN ADULT VOLLEYBALL at Peck Gym 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Informal games on two courts. Teams selected each night. Ages 16 and up (ages 16 and 17 must have parental consent form signed by parents and notarized). Fees are $2/day city resident, $5 non-city. YOUTH TEAM VOLLEYBALL at Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays 3-6 p.m. for school and club teams. Players must have adult coach or adult supervision. Call at 24 hours in advance to reserve courts, 310-3353. Fee is $2/ day city resident, $5 non-city. OPEN ADULT INDOOR SOCCER at Peck Gym Wednesdays 5:30-8 p.m. Informal team games. Ages 16 and up (ages 16 and 17 must have parental consent form signed by parents and notarized before participating). Fees are $2 city residents, $5 non-city residents. OPEN BASKETBALL at Peck Gym Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (court closes at 5:30 p.m. for adult leagues in winter and summer); Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., based on court availability. Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by adults age 18 or older. Photo identification required. PICKLEBALL at the Central Park multipurpose court with intermediate/advanced play at 3 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays and 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; 8 a.m. Thursdays; social play at 1 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and beginner play and lessons at 1 p.m. Sundays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Email OPEN ROLLER HOCKEY at the Main Beach. Adult skate Tuesdays and Saturdays 6-8 p.m. and family skate Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. Call Ray Matz at (215) 852-7038. AQUATICS AQUA 1 and DEEP WATER AEROBICS at Atlantic pool. Aqua 1 (shallow water) classes are MondayFriday from 10-10:55 a.m. Aqua Gym (combination of shallow and deep water) classes are at the MLK Jr. pool on Elm Street Monday and Wednesday from 4-4:55 p.m. and 5:15-6:10 p.m. Deep Water classes (aqua fitness belts required) are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11-11:55 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 9-9:55 a.m. Monthly, one class/day, $50 city residents, $63 non-city residents; monthly, two class es/day, $65 city residents, $81 non-city; $5/day for one class, city residents, $6 non-city; $10/day for two classes, city resident, $12 non-city. Aqua Gym monthly fees are $30 city residents, $38 non-city. NEW Sports Fri.indd 2 10/18/18 3:07 PM


o To get all the facts, please visit: contrary statements by Nassau County, the dispute is really about the following: The solutions are simple: impact fees that cover the cost of growth + more non-residential taxpayers. current backlog of needs for parks and recreation? rf 80 YEARS OF SUCCESS AND GOING STRONG.westrock.comCongratulations to WestRocks Fernandina Mill for Celebrating its 80th Anniversary! 0 1938-2018FERNAND INABEACH ANNIVERSARY8 0 rffrntrb nnrttfrand cheers as residents asked, and in some cases demanded, that paid beach parking not be implemented. The Boston Tea Party was a protest against an unfair use tax, Mike Lednovich, who is running for the Group 4 seat on the City Commission, said. Here is your Boston Tea Party, Lednovich said, as he gestured toward the standing room only audience. Paid beach parking is an unfair use tax. When a plan for paid beach parking was presented to com missioners in September, it required city residents to pay for beach parking, applied to only two city-owned lots, and would not be enforced year-round. However, Martin now recommends an alternate plan which eliminates parking fees for city residents, includes more parking spaces, and requires people to pay to park at the beach year-round. The revenue from beach parking would be used for beach maintenance. When he presented his proposal in September, Martin broke down the costs of   beach   maintenance and safety this way: Based upon a preliminary analysis Ocean Rescue is a little over $300,000,   Beach   Rangers are about $85,000, beach cleanup is $40,000, maintenance is $7,000, signage is $3,000, for a total of approximately $460,000, he said. The city is reimbursed from the county and (Amelia Island Tourist Development Council) in the amount of $160,000, meaning the net cost to the city for   beach   oper ations is about $300,000. The TDC contributes 10 per cent of its annual revenues toward maintaining beaches, including the local share, $860,000, of the $32 million beach renourishment project last year, Vice Mayor Len Kreger said, bringing the total TDC contribution to beach maintenance last year to roughly $1 million. But, Kreger added, the money that the TDC has been putting toward the beaches has not been enough. Our beaches are a disaster, Kreger said. Paid parking (plans) didnt address beach infrastruc ture. You all are not paying for beach infrastructure, because were not doing it. We havent done it for years. Commissioner Phil Chapman said many people visiting the citys beaches do not contribute financially to providing needed services by paying city taxes, staying in hotels, or eating in local restaurants. Many of the emails I got were from non-city residents complain ing that they dont think its fair that they should have to pay to park at the beach, Chapman said. My question to this is: Why is it fair that the city people pay to maintain it? Marian Phillips, the second vice president of Citizens for Public Beaches & Shores, est. 1973, said the island has a smalltown charm that would be less ened if the beach parking plans are implemented. We who have called Amelia Island home for generations want our beaches left alone, she said. This is not New York. It is not California or Naples. This is our paradise and we want it left alone so that future generations can enjoy what we are trying to preserve. Phillips, a member of the Fernandina Pirates Club, likened the attempt to charge for parking to pirates raiding treasure. We want this put to rest, and we do not want to pay for park ing. Leave our treasure alone, she said, ending her comments by saying that she plans to run for City Commission. I love this island, I love that beach, and Im going to fight, fight, fight to protect it, Phillips said. Other speakers claimed paid parking has destroyed the charm of other places. If you put paid parking at our beaches, it will eventually be downtown, and it will eventually be out in the county. Every place that I have lived, whether it be up north, on the Outer Banks, I see it, said Paul Lore, who heads Citizens for Restoration of the Fernandina Harbor Marina. I see it in my town of Beaufort, South Carolina, a town I thought never would have paid parking, and they have paid parking. I dont like going downtown and looking at a parking stall with a number on it. It takes everything away from a small town. Youre going to ruin an enchanted island. Ive never seen an enchanted island have kiosk stations. The ocean is not Disneyland. Its not Disney World. Its not Epcot. Its a creation from God. Its an access that should be free. Lowell Hall, president of Citizens for Public Beaches & Shores, said that the projected income from paid beach parking would be a drop in the bucket compared to what we need to properly maintain our beaches. Hall said other issues, like parking on the beach, saving the old Nassau Sound bridge, creat ing a state park on the sound end of the island, and acquiring the Seaside Park property, were also contentious. We fought tooth and nail. We jeopardized our livelihoods to stand for what we believed. Many said it cant be done. It will be done. We can all do this together, Hall said. Other speakers offered ideas to help solve the issue of the citys beach walkovers, which are in need of repair, with bids for those repairs coming in at $200,000. Some of those ideas included having companies and organiza tions adopt a walkover, like the Adopt-a-Highway program, and forming public-private partner ships between the city and busi nesses to address maintenance issues. In the end, commissioners were split on whether to instruct city staff to gather more informa tion about paid beach parking. Commissioner Chip Ross said he likes data and voted yes. I would like to know what the restrictions are, and how much money can be obtained from this, Ross said. I think we should go forward and find out if there is a reasonable way of doing this. Chapman said that, while residents feel strongly about paid beach parking, the matter is not an emotional decision, but a finan cial one. He voted yes. If youre a city resident, were saying we want the burden of maintaining (the beaches) put on the people who come, many of them for the day, Chapman said. What will happen to your ability to get to the beach if we have to close the walkovers because we cannot afford to repair them and theyre dangerous? Commissioner Roy Smith said he objected to the way the details of the plan changed since September in response to push back from the community. He voted no. When I ran for commission, I said I wanted a proactive com mission, not reactive, Smith said. To me, this thing, from the start, has been reactive. When every body complained they wanted the city residents free, then the city manager (changed the plan). My whole problem with this thing is, it wasnt well thought out when it got presented. We didnt have nearly the data we should have had. Im not going to vote for it. Kreger also voted against moving forward, saying the bigger issue is the citys responsibility for its infrastructure. I will not vote for this, Kreger said. But, what I think is important, whether this goes or it doesnt go we need to have a plan to take care of our beaches. 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o rfntbn r n r n r B tSonrAoT WfnrRltonrC ltf rfrntbb bnfrttff bfftf f ft bbtft nf rfrfn fttf tr frft frfrfntbtfrffbt ftr fffff nt fff ffr ftf rrfnf nbtbttt rtt ftft fnrfn tt rftf fr f rttbtt ff f ffrrf ffft rf fnnf fffft ff T I l t n r As part of the release of The Zeppelin Bend: unraveling the knot of deception, the second book in her Knot series, DonnaLee Overly will appear at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, according to a news release. In addition to showcasing her latest book, Overly will share her journey from breast cancer victim to survivor. The Knot Series Trilogy gives a voice to womens issues. Gabriella King (Gabby), daughter of a wealthy Texas rancher and a talented artist, uses her brush and canvas to voice her emotions. In the first book in the series, Gabriella King (Gabby) paints her anguish and confusion after an assault by someone she knows, the release states. This second book tackles another difficult and emotional topic, an unplanned pregnancy a lifechanging condition that millions of women confront daily around the globe. An unwanted pregnancy can leave a woman vulnerable, as options are painful and wracked with confusion and guilt. Life throws Gabby a curve when she discovers the father of her unborn child is her ex-boyfriend, a man now running for political office, someone whom she no longer loves. To hide her pregnancy, she flees the state unable to find her voice and avoids revealing her dilemma to Brett, the love of her life, says the release. Overly graduated in 1983 from St. Petersburg College with an Associate of Science in Nursing, and she worked as a critical care nurse for 20 years before pursuing a degree in studio art from the University of Texas in Austin in 2005. After observing the positive response to her exhibitions that expressed her personal struggles through art and words, Overly created the Knot series to further her passion for providing people with storylines that are engaging and immersive, according to the release. The Zeppelin Bend, published by Giro di Mondo of Amelia Island, will be released in trade paperback Tuesday, Oct. 23, and will be available at local independent bookstores and online at Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, and Amazon. Overly is a member of The Florida Writers Association and The Writers League of Texas. The third Knot novel, The Hitch: knots that bind, is expected next summer. To learn more about Overly, visit Island Photography will hold its 10th annual Halloween Food Drive for the Barnabas food pantry from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Receive a free digital photo via e-mail with a donation of a non-perishable or canned food item. Best Costume winners will receive an 8x10 print. Island Photography is located at 1401 Atlantic Ave. (the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 14th Street) in Fernandina Beach. For further information, call 261-7860. Pictured above are Jim Solis Jr., James Peter Solis III, and Shannon Van Beek Haddock.ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY/SPECIAL r Overly n SEE OUR FULL ADVERTISEMENT ON 6B b As part of next weekends Florida-Georgia game celebrations, the GFWC Junior Womans Club of Fernandina Beach will host a FL-GA Bash that will include a low country boil, music, auction and raffle, with proceeds going to support Operation Smile and Book Heroes. The event will run 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Womans Club, located at 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd., with a VIP happy hour for sponsors from 6 to 7 p.m. Former GFWC Florida president Mary Powell will be a special guest. The grand prize of the live auction will be a one-week stay in home in the Florida Keys, while a silent auction will feature donations from local businesses and artists as well as gift certificates. South City Live will be performing. Guests are asked to bring a new childrens book to donate to Book Heroes, which will benefit local children. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Olive Amelia, Dianas Family Bakery and Cape House or from any Junior Womans Club member. They can also be purchased online at For more information, visit GFWCJuniorFernandina or call Pam Graves at 206-9588. Presented by the Amelia Cruizers Car Club, the show, which always attracts an enthusiastic crowd, will take place in historic downtown Fernandina Beach Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free show is a chance for automobile and truck lovers to enjoy the clubs beautifully restored antiques and burly muscle car classics. The Amelia Cruizers Car Club is a not-for-profit organization. Past shows have raised money for the Justin Hess Foundation, K-9s for Warriors, and the Nassau County Council on Aging. Parking on some downtown streets, including Centre Street, will be restricted starting at midnight tonight.VROOOM! PHOTOS BY PEG DAVIS/NEWS-LEADER


o The Amelia Island Musuem of History will host a 3rd on 3rd Street lecture titled Recovering Manhattan Beach: Northeast for African-Americans with Brittany Cohill of the Beaches 19. The memory of Northeast beach in the segregated South is eroding with time. With no visible evidence remaining of a once-vibrant coastal retreat, Cohill is using archival sourc es, oral histories, and a hand ful of the only known existing photographs to piece together its story. Learn how Gilded Age expansionism led to the creation of Manhattan Beach (located at present-day Hanna Park in Jacksonville), the role Manhattan Beach played American community in the early 20th century, and the factors that contributed to its demise. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information contact Joshua at 261-7378, ext. 102, or joshua@ameliamuseum. org. Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. Where will you be on Friday, Oct. 19? At Nassau 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Resort. Shimmy and shake your fave fashions from the three-course dinner, and bid on sensational items during is $100 per person. All pro ceeds benefit Nassau County seniors. Buy tickets and check out sponsorships at nassau For more information, call 261The Nassau County Extension Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale will take place 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, plants propagated by Master Gardeners, select trees and shrubs, and goodies for your garden, including secondhand gardening equipment. Bring your plants with problems to the plant clinic with Horticulture Agent IV Rebecca Jordi for research-based information on proper plant care, disease management and insect control. All proceeds benefit the Nassau County Master Gardener program. The Sale Garden James S. Page Nassau Place Yulee. For more A Smoke By The Road Fundraiser for Phillip McCormick will be held at 2 p.m. at the Nassau Moose U.S. 17 in Yulee. Chicken din ner plates will be $10. There will be karaoke between 2 and 6 p.m. and Black Creek Risen will perform beginning at 8 p.m. The Fernandina Beach Branch Library will host a spooky event this month. children ages 7-12 can enjoy a dramatization of spooky tales by special guest Ron Kurtz and a costume party. Both programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library. For more infor mation, contact the library at com. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in these or the Florida Relay Service hours in advance to request such accommodations. The American Legion will host its Riders Steak Dinner $12, you receive a N.Y. strip steak cooked to order with a baked potato, salad, corn, everyone (membership in the American Legion not required). The Legion is located at are located at 626 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. VFW Post 4351 will host a brunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. donation. Breakfast will include biscuits and gravy, eggs, fruit, coffee and orange juice. Bloody Marys and mimosas will be available for $2 each. All money goes to the veterans and the community. For more Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for The Roommate at 6:30 St. Two women are needed for this Jen Silverman dark Studio 209 stage Jan. 11-19. For more information on the or visit the audition page at What book will receive the most votes to be crowned No. 1 out of 100 on The Great American Read ? The big reveal will take place Bistory will host a watch party on 70-inch monitor. Prizes will be available for guessing cor rectly. Call 601-2118 for more information. The Plantation Artists for October is Lee Cohen of Fernandina Beach. The public is invited to a demonstration rfA o r r frfrn tbtbr frnb rrr frWednesday, October 17 Solution at the Gallery. His whimsical paintings include pencil, ink and watercolor. He likes to create a story with his images. The Gallery is located in the information, visit The Amelia Island Pub Crawl has gotten a ghoul will begin at the Museum and wind through the streets of Fernandina toward the old Episcopal Church and back. With two stops along the way for stories and spirits, your guide will tell haunted tales of times long past. The cost is four alcoholic beverages as well as snacks upon return to the Museum. You must be 21 and older. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Thea at 261-7378, This is a special seasonal tour and only and Nov. 1. The Rocky Horror Show will return to Amelia Musical Playhouse for what has Since its premiere in London show has created a cult fol lowing of costume-wearing, dialogue-memorizing, and current production features regular cast members as well as many new faces. This is the live production, complete with an 8 piece (bigger than are at the AMP in Fernandina Beach on Thursday-Saturday, Tickets are $20. Prop bags are available for purchase at the Auto Legends Amelia Cars and Conversation will meet 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Fernandina Beach (across the street from Walmart and Nassau Health Food). The meeting is open to anyone who enjoys cars. Unique and legendary autos will be on dis play and owners will be avail able to answer questions. Scout Troop 152 will holding a recruiting event 10 27, in the parking lot at Lowes in Yulee. Who can join? Any boy who is 11 years old or 17 is eligible, and no experi ence is necessary. Boy Scout Yulee Lions Club and normally meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Prospective members can try a mobile climbing tower free for anyone to try out and a view mock campsite that displays some of the things Scouts do. Parents and chil dren will have an opportunity and find out about the fun things Scouting has to offer. For further information, contact Committee Chairwoman rLive Ink Theatre is currently accepting story submissions through Nov. 1 from storytellers to participate in the upcoming Hope For The Holidays event set for Bookstore Bistro. Stories minutes. Please email stories or questions to snichols@ Wallace Pierson Travel is sponsoring the ninth annual Luxury Travel Show which jointly acts as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation, on Thursday, Nov. 1, at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The event is open to the public sion being donated directly to the Boys and Girls Clubs. For more information and to RSVP, contact Wallace or ange@wallacepierson. com. Admission may be paid in advance for expedited entrance or paid at the door. A meet and greet to discuss the formation of a Friends of the Yulee Branch Library will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the county building at 86026 Pages Fire Station No. 30) in Yulee. Participants will also discuss the future of the library in light of the rapid growth happening in the area. Light refreshments will be served. For more infor 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 The arts and crafts and food vendors will be open from 9 portion is a judged contest in several categories and is pre Center, Callahan Cruisers, and uled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10 a.m. with a bouncy house and youth-oriented games. For information on becoming a vendor, car show participant, volunteer, or sponsor visit or call festival co-chairs John Hendricks or Emily Baumgartner at 879Joel 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. Local live entertain ment will perform from 9 a.m. Tours of the history museum, 1881 depot, tur pentine artifact exhibit, and 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. For information visit www. or call festival cochairs John Hendricks or Emily A beginning guitar class with an emphasis on Christmas carols is being offered by the Nassau County School Adult Education Thanksgiving week). The class will be held in the Team Center at the Nassau County School ing at 1201 Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina Beach. The class limit is six and the cost is $80 for instruction and materials. Call Michelle at information.rrThe Nassau Community Band has announced the season. fall 2018 schedule includes the following dates: Catholic Church Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival, 6 p.m. Beach Christmas tree lighting Christmas concert Christmas concert the band meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Yulee Middle School, located and is currently auditioning for woodwind, brass, and per cussion members. For more information, email nassaucom or visit nassaucommunityband. The latest Nouveau Art Show, themed Patterns, will run through November at the Island Art Association Gallery. The judge was instructor, high school, com munity college and University years of experience painting in watercolor, mixed media and acrylic. The Gallery is located at 18 N. Second St. in Fernandina Beach. For more information, visit 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. Supplies are provided. The Green Turtle Garden, 12 S. Second St., 6 and 20. Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes with Rumba at 7 p.m. followed by Salsa at 8 p.m. Tuesday classes are $10 per person or both offered 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays for $10 per person. Ballroom Neither a partner nor a reser vation is required. The usual Friday night dance parties are on hold while Ballroom with Amelia partners with Crescendo Amelia for the Kraft the second Friday each month or the Ballroom on Amelia Facebook page. More than 40 classes are available at the Nassau new location at 1901 Island Walkway in Fernandina Beach. Go tonassaucounty to register and find out more. For ques tions call 261-0701. the classes being offered: Wellness, Health & Fitness Beginning Guitar, A Matter of Balance Managing Concerns About Falls, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Gentle Yoga, Mindful Meditation; Music & Dancing Beginning Guitar, Arts & Crafts Continental Knitting, Intro to Needlepoint Jewelry Basics for Beginners, Handcrafted Greeting Cards; Technology Making Social Media Work for You Getting Started/ Your Social Media Current How to Use an iPhone and/ or iPad, Simplified Basic Excel; Community, Security & Safety Protect Yourself in this EverChanging World, Protect Maximize Senior Living, AARP to learn and save at the same mdawkins@nassaucountycoa. org or 261-0701, ext. 117. 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. 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 harbors. In contrast to such images, 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. Resin epoxy, dirty pour art classes are being held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays in the Artisan Village, located at 2188 Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach. All materials are provided. Cost is Kings Bay RC Modelers, established in 1989, is located 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 Overeaters Anonymous meets in the parlor at St. 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Contact Ilona at 261-9361. Bingo is played every Thursday at American Legion Regular session, nine games for $20, begins at 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes, and proceeds are donated to help veterans and the community. You must be 18 to be in the hall during play. Call 261-7900. Lions Club bingo, every Thursday and Sunday, Yulee regular program at 6:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 years ACBL Duplicate Bridge, Fernandina Beach. Amelia hosts the only sanctioned ACBL duplicate bridge games on the island. Monday, 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. For informaContract bridge, Monday and Thursday, except the first Monday of each month, 12:303:30 p.m., Peck Community Fernandina Beach. Living With Loss is a support group organized by the Abatement Coalition for any one who has lost a loved one and needs a safe place for comfort and support. Meetings 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 ensemble meets weekly at 6 p.m. Thursdays in the Yulee Middle School band room, information, visit www.nas The Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach has announced a reformatted Taste of Amelia for 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in downtown Fernandina Beach. The Culinary Crawl event takes participants right to the restaurants whose foods theyre tasting, makes the experience more interactive, and benefits the Rotary Clubs scholarship fund for Nassau County public school seniors. Participating restaurants to date are Arte Pizza, Espana, Fantastic Fudge, Florida House, 29 South, Pi Pizza, Nana Teresas, Marlin & Barrel, Amelia Tavern, The Marina, The Crab Trap, The Patio Place Bistro, Green Turtle, The Palace Saloon, The Decantery, Londons, Amelia Coffee, The Picnic Basket, Pozzi Coffee and Wine Bar, Salty Pelican and Pablos. Others are being added daily. To purchase tickets, visit Wrist bands for the event will be picked up in the pocket park on Centre Street. Watch for the signs all over town to guide participants to the tasting venues.FILE PHOTO


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. o rfMore than 30 teens from six different Nassau County high schools met recently for their first Youth Leadership Nassau program day of the year, according to a news release. These students spent the day working on team building and leadership development activities to prepare for the year ahead. The first task of the day was to create a hammock strong enough to support one of their group members using only news paper and masking tape. The students rose to the challenge and no members were dropped during the testing of the ham mocks! the release states. Students also met in small groups to plan a community ser vice project they will work on throughout the year. Each group is being assisted by a community leader who has volunteered his or her time to help students plan an effective project to meet a community need in Nassau County. Those volunteers include Ray Poole, Melody Dawkins, Amy Pipkin, Tim Maguire, and Angie McClellan. Students ended the day by creating a class-wide leader ship definition and setting goals related to their personal leader ship development. Students will re-visit these goals throughout the year to help measure their growth. Youth Leadership Nassau is part of the Nassau County 4-H program. For information contact the 4-H office at 530-6353. SUBMITTED PHOTOSLeft, Katie Wehrung, Dravyn Hill, Natalie Drake, and Riley Webber construct a hammock from newspaper and masking tape. Above, suspended in a newspaper hammock, Katelin Franklin prepares as teammates Katie Wilkinson, Demetrio Thompson, Megan Smith, Alysa Cruz, and Christian Powers lift her off the ground. SUBMITTED PHOTOSAbove left, the Rev. Fr. Bradley Cunningham, center, of Holy Trinity Anglican Church led a groundbreaking ceremony for a new campus of the churchs school, Lindisfarne Hall, on Sunday morning, Oct.14. The churchs Rev. Fr. Brian Oldfield and presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of America the Rt. Rev. Fr. Walter Grundorf also participated in the event. The new Lindisfarne Hall campus will feature white school buildings situated around an open courtyard as designed by local architect John Cotner and will be able to serve approximately 100-125 students. Right, Lindisfarne Hall helped students break ground during last Sundays ceremony. Lindisfarne Hall offers a Curiously Christian and Classical Education to students in middle school through high school. The Amelia Island Book Festival announced last week the application process for the 2019 Christa Powell Walley Scholarship, a $2,000 award for a college-bound Nassau County high school senior. An important part of the annual Amelia Island Book Festival is awarding the Amelia Island Book Festival Scholarship in memory of the late Christa Powell Walley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Powell of Fernandina Beach, the announcement states. The Powells support the Festival by sponsoring the scholarship, which is dedicated to encourag ing writers in their pursuit of a literary career and connecting students with authors and books for lifelong learning. To be eligible, a student must be a college-bound Nassau County resident, a high school senior in good academic stand ing, planning to attend a college or university, seeking a degree in English, journalism, creative writing, communications, lit erature, or related fields, and a citizen of the United States. Applications are due Dec. 31. Application details can be found at Fernandina Beach High School senior Katherine Doss was presented the 2018 Christa Powell Walley Scholarship at the annual book festival lun cheon last February. She ranked No. 1 in her graduating class of 230. Lauded by her teachers as possessing impressive intel lectual capacity and outstanding academic prowess, she was a National Honor Society member, outstanding scholar, and a pas sionate author of short stories and poetry. It was such an honor to win the book festival scholar ship, especially after hearing about the inspiration behind it from Mrs. Powell, Doss said in the release. When something youve worked hard on receives recognition, it means so much. Doss is enrolled this fall at Stetson University, where she is studying science and English and will pursue a degree in biol ogy with a minor in English. rfrf SUBMITTEDntrrFaith Christian Academy has appointed Mrs. Erin Land as its new assistant principal for the 2018-19 school year. Land has a masters degree in education with a concentration in school counseling and spent nine years with the Nassau County School District. Land and her family attend Mercy Hill Baptist Church in Yulee. SUBMITTEDbttrfrAshley Scott, a third-grade teacher at Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, was recognized as Teacher of the Month at the end of September. Scott has taught in Nassau County for eight years and says her favorite part of teaching is seeing the students eyes light up when they learn new things. DONT LITTERSP SP A A Y ~ NEUTER Y ~ NEUTER A Public Service Announcement by The News-Leader NL 6 col. Fri. 10.19 .indd 15 10/18/18 10:36 AM


o Rrfo Taste the Latin American Traditional FoodLa Tierra Prometida (The Promised Land)Will Host a Dinner Featuring an Array of Hispanic dishesSaturday, October 27th, 201 8 5:00 8:00 PM 416 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 Thank You Gracias The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Christian musics largest annual tour and one of the top first-quarter tours in the world, will kick off its next tour Jan. 11, 2019 in Jacksonvilles Veterans Memorial Arena, according to a news release. In addition, Winter Jam will be presented on a 360-degree in the round center stage, showcasing a diverse lineup helmed by supergroup Newsboys United. Comprised of current members Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis, along with former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel, Newsboys United are set to take the Winter Jam stage to deliver a string of the biggest hits from the iconic bands three-decade career. One of the most popular groups in Christian music history, Newsboys have sold more than 8 million units and amassed eight Gold certifications, 33 No. 1 radio hits, four Grammy Award nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. Winter Jams 2019 blockbuster lineup also includes Grammynominated former American Idol final ist Danny Gokey; Grammy-winning recording artist and Overcomer hitmaker Mandisa; Northern Irelands Count Every Blessing worshippers Rend Collective; Skillet drummer and female solo rocker LEDGER; Grammy-nominated tour creators and hosts NewSong; and Dove Awardnominated Gotee recording artist Hollyn. For further information, visit or Follow Winter Jam on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach has received a grant of $44,000 to enable its min ister, the Rev. Dr. William Wain Wesberry, to participate in the 2018 National Clergy Renewal Program, according to a news release. FPC is one of 148 congrega tions across the United States selected to participate in this competitive grant program, which is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and administered by Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Ind. Established by the Endowment in 2000, the programs grants allow Christian congregations to support their pastors with the gift of extended time away from their ministerial duties and responsibilities. Ministers whose congrega tions are awarded the grants use their time away from the demands of daily ministry to engage in reflection and renewal. Recognizing that ministers families are subject to the stress and demands placed on pas toral leaders, the program encourages pas tors to involve their families in renewal activi ties. In keeping with the theme of his grant appli cation, Listening to Common Folk, Wesberry will explore how music has shaped and nur tured Christians faith lives in hearing and feeling Gods word. His sabbatical will include time for renewal and exploration in Greece, Colorado, and North Carolina and will culminate in the Scottish Cradle of Christianity Iona, Scotland. I am both elat ed and humbled by this sabbatical opportunity, Wesberry said in the release. I hope it refreshes both the congregation and me for an enriching next chapter of min istry together.Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will be showing the movie Luther at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, and hosting a discussion afterward. The church is located at 2600 Atlantic Ave., across from Fort Clinch in Fernandina Beach.How would you feel if your deepest, most heartfelt prayer led to visions, angels fighting to get to you to give you answers, wars in the heavens and being labeled highly esteemed of God? Lets see Tuesday, Oct. 23, at noon at the Salvation Army Hope House as we walk with Daniel in Chapter 10. The Salvation Army Hope House is located at 410 S. Ninth St.rfntSpringhill Baptist Church will be holding its annual fall festival, Bethlehem Marketplace, on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Families are invited to attend and enjoy an evening of fun activities, prizes, rides, and modestly priced hamburgers and hotdogs. Activities include beanbag toss and ring toss games, a cakewalk, train ride and rock wall. Admission is the donation of non-perishable food items to help fill the Community Food Pantry. For more information call the church office at 2614741. Springhill is located at 941017 Old Nassuaville Road in Fernandina Beach.fbbbtThe organization of Prince Chapel A.M.E. Church, under the guidance of Pastor Helen Jackson, will complete the dissolution of the historical mortgage process by burning on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2:30 p.m. Church members are asking for community participation. Please join us in this process of fellowship. The fraternization is much needed. Come worship with us. Call Charles L. Albert Jr. at (904) 261-4113 for more information. Prince Chapel A.M.E. Church is located at 95189 Hendricks Road in Nassauville.tftFor nine years, the St. Michael Taiz ensemble has provided a time for reflection and prayer. A small group of musicians and singers lead the participants in repetitive simple songs of prayer. God speaks to us through these prayers and helps us to calm our minds and open our souls. A short scripture reading, prayers of intercessions, and a period of silence enable us to leave the world behind and reflect on Gods goodness. Taiz started in France during World War II to help persons displaced by the war and continues to this day with over 100,000 visitors annually coming together to pray in song and silence. As fall continues, youre invited to take a 35-minute break and come meet our Lord and feel the power of His love in communal song. The next Taiz service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at St. Michael Catholic Church at Fourth and Broome streets. Please come for the service and bring a friend. All are welcome.In a 2016 survey, 49 percent of Americans described themselves as angrier than they used to be; seven out of 10 told researchers that they get angry at least once a day while watching TV news. We live in the most prosperous country in the history of the world. We have plenty of food, heated and airconditioned homes, cars, and countless conveniences. And for half us, thats not enough. Doctors tell us that anger is not only bad for our heart and raises cholesterol; it also makes us miserable. Its no wonder, then, that the Bible so often warns us: Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath it tends only to evil (Psalm 37:8). Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you (Ephesians 4:31). A man of quick temper acts foolishly (Proverbs 14), while A hot-tempered man stirs up strife (Proverbs 15). Anger is bad for us and our relationships. But not always. Proverbs 14 also says, Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding. Were not to be hotheads, always flying off the handle, but were to see that anger isnt always wrong. Psalm 4:4 instructs us, Be angry, and do not sin. In some circumstances, then, anger is not only warranted, but proper. The Apostle Paul repeats the line in Ephesians 4:26, writing, Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. When we are justifiably angry, were to deal with it quickly and put it behind us. James 1:19-20 adds, Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. And God, we see in Psalm 103:8, is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. So, what does that anger look like? And how are we to be good and angry at the same time. The best illustration might be in Mark 3:16. Jesus goes into a synagogue where he finds a man whos afflicted with a shriveled hand. Jesus enemies are on the edge of their seats, wondering if hell heal the man on the Sabbath. Scanning the crowd, he tells the afflicted man, Stand up in front of everyone. Then he asks the congregation, Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill. The room remained silent. And in verse 5 we read, He looked around at them in anger. Jesus, who never sinned, seethed in anger. But the next phrase is critical; we must see that he was, at the same time, grieved at their hardness of hearts. Hes saddened that the Pharisees had become unbearably callous. They lacked compassion and were more concerned with their prestige than the health of this stricken man. Jesus couldnt stand it because they the Pharisees were living emptier, poorer, narrower, and shallower lives than God intended. Christ wasnt angry because theyd insulted him; he was angry because sin had corrupted their lives, values, and sense of purpose. Our anger, like his, is righteous when it grieves. When we see injustice, abuse, corruption, and greed we ought to be angry not for some personal affront but because our neighbors have been demeaned, our community doesnt flourish, and we know deep down that God wants us to have more, know more, and be so much more than that. Tullian Tchividjian, a former Presbyterian pastor, once took part in a panel discussion on the state of American cultural. As he tells the story, one of the panelists an editor of a conservative political-theological magazine railed against the corruption hed seen on the political left. His tone, Tchividjian said, was sarcastic and condescending. When the tirade subsided, Baptist pastor John Piper, who was also a panelist, said to the man, For a long time I have appreciated your ministry. You are an astute observer of our culture. I read your magazine every month. Its always insightful. But theres one thing missing from your ministry. Whats that? the editor wondered. Tears, Piper replied. Our anger is to be mixed with sadness at the way sin has distorted lives and communities. And if its to have its full effect, our anger, like Christs, must incite us to do our best to right whats wrong. Half of us are angry. We can, instead, be good and angry at the same time, and thereby reveal the peace of Christs coming kingdom. 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. 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