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rfntbbb rffnnftbfffnfn nt rrfrn rrt b nt nt Independent presidential candidate George Wallace trumped both Republican Richard Nixon and Democrat Hubert Humphrey by 2-to-1 in Nassau County voting.Nov. 7, 1968 rffnftbfrfb DEREMER STUDIOS/SPECIALFernandina Beach will host the 12th annual Ptanque Amelia Island Open today through Sunday along the Amelia River waterfront south of the Fernandina Harbor Marina. In addition to three days of tournaments, visitors can enjoy festivities, food trucks and more. For more information and a schedule of play, see page 1B.nBody-worn cameras have evolved from cumbersome, expensive equipment that produced a grainy black-andwhite image that was often difficult to make out to lightweight, high-definition cameras that can automatically begin recording in sync with other cameras and provide effortless downloads. However, the technology is still not perfect, and how it is used in the courtroom is often a case of perspective, experience and common sense. The Fernandina Beach Police Department has been using BWC for more than a year, according to Chief James Hurley. Hurley and Deputy Chief Mark Foxworth sat down with the NewsLeader to discuss the technology and the issues of BWCs prior to a presentation in Jacksonville this week by Seth Stoughton, an expert in body-worn cameras. Hurley said the FBPD has had incar cameras since the 1990s, and began using BWCs in January 2017. Police cruisers across the country began using cameras as early as the 1980s, with a cumbersome and expensive setup that involved a VCR in the car. Since then, technology has improved, and now 75 percent of all police agencies use cameras, both incar and BWCs. Hurley said his officers enthusiastically said yes when they were told they would wear a BWC. A huge percentage of times, the officers account of something is more accurate, Hurley explained. There is so much volatile rhetoric out there, that officers welcome this, Foxworthy added. The equipment used by FBFD is state-of-the-art, including storage of data from the cameras. When an officer wearing a camera comes into the station, the footage from the camera is automatically uploaded to the departments dedicated nThe Fernandina Beach City Commission heard at its regular meeting this week that the seawall along the Amelia River at the Fernandina Harbor Marina is in fair condition. The commission usually meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month but moved its meeting to Wednesday due to the election. Rick Maslyn with Ayres Associates, hired to assess the structure, gave the firms report on the condition of the wall, as well as options for repairing and replacing it. He said the wall has lasted as long as can be expected based on its original design and construction. Design life is the life expectancy of a project calculated by engineers when it is developed. That estimate is based on the expected conditions, uses and physical properties of the project. Service life describes the expected life of a project using the knowledge and experience of a firm with expertise in the field, according to This wall has been here since or The design life back in this era was 50 years, Maslyn said. With maintenance, you could probably get 75 years service life. Obviously we are pushing the envelope. Its past its design life. Now we are into the service life. Both sections of the seawall constructed of concrete on the south and steel on the north are categorized in fair condition, on a scale of good, fair, poor and severe, Maslyn said. He said some depressions were found in the grass behind barricades on the south end of the marina. They could be a safety concern as people walk in the area, he said, but are not a significant structural concern. Overall, Maslyn said, the concrete is in pretty good condition. The depressions could be caused by what Maslyn said are weep holes, drains meant to allow water to flow out of the area. However, he said the fill material supporting the sod could be flowing out as well. Steel channels that are under the ground could also be the site of the loss of fill material. On the north side of the marina, the wall is made of steel, and the only significant deterioration found by Ayres Associates was corrosion. Maslyn said the corrosion was not significant. Maslyn then gave estimates for the work needed, from full replacement to repair. Working with the engineers, if we are to replace this wall in-kind not raising it, not doing any design standards of today, not including mobilization to replace both walls would be a little over $1 million, he said. To refurbish the concrete wall, installing six new tiebacks, repairing the open weep holes, soil stabilization which they could inject the ground so you dont have those impressions not including mobilization, would be about $65,000. To clean and coat the steel wall is roughly $158,000. That would be to remove the rust, scale, clean it, coat it. Maslyn then gave commissioners some numbers for the scenario if no repairs are performed. The concrete wall, without any work done, we would estimate about five years left. If you were to (spend) that money, nThe contest between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott for the Senate seat currently held by Nelson moved into recount territory on Thursday morning, as Broward County revealed it still has tens of thousands of votes left to count in the Democratic Party-heavy voting area. An official there did not actually know how many votes were left to count, according to a tweet from Matt Dixon, bureau chief of Politico Florida, referencing a conference call with Marc Elias, a recount attorney hired by the Nelson campaign, according to a report Thursday by Steven Lemongello of the Orlando Sentinel. Lemongello wrote that Elias (P)ointed to significant numbers of ballots not yet tabulated in Broward County, where even Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes said Wednesday night, I cant give you an exact number. Im not sure. Im really not sure. The statutory deadline to report the first set of unofficial returns after a general election is no later than noon on the fourth day after the election, according to the Florida Department of State. Provisional ballots in Nassau County remained to be officially reported and overseas vote-bymail ballots were also unreported as of Thursday, according to postings on and The Broward County Supervisor of Elections website,, showed 665,688 votes for U.S. Senator had been counted as of Thursday morning, with 458,551 for Nelson and 205,677 for Scott. All results remained unofficial. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner is responsible for issuing an official recount order and it may not begin until it has been ordered to occur by the proper authority, according to summary procedures issued by Detzners office. A machine recount must be ordered if the first set of unofficial returns indicates that a candidate was defeated or eliminated by one-half of one percent or less of the total votes cast for an office, according to the recount procedure summary produced by the Florida Department of State. The only exception to a machine recount would be for a defeated candidate who requests in writing that a machine recount not be conducted. Before the start of the recount, a public test of the tabulation equipment must occur, according to the summary. A manual recount must be ordered if (a) second set of unofficial returns indicates that a candidate was eliminated or defeated by one-quarter of one-percent or less of the votes cast for the office, according to the FDOS summary. A second set of returns is due, by statute, no later than 3 p.m. on the ninth day after the general election. As of Thursday morning, according to the Secretary of States Division of Elections website, Scott led Nelson by 21,888 votes on the statewide reports received so far from Floridas 67 counties. The website, floridaelectionwatch. gov, reflects Tuesdays results are still unofficial. Provisional ballot counts for 53 counties were still outstanding. The votes counted from Broward County so far in Tuesdays general election were almost two-to-one in favor of Scott Nelson nfnff CAMERAS Continued on 4A ffffffSEAWALL Continued on 3AAYRES ASSOCIATES/SPECIALThese steel channel supports of the seawall are open, and could be the reason fill material is being lost. RECOUNTS Continued on 5A NL 6 col. Fri. 11.09.indd 1 11/8/18 3:40 PM


rffThe November meeting of the Federated Republican Women of Nassau is scheduled for today. The speaker will be The USO serves military men, women and their families on military installations, at airports and overseas by providing sup port, entertainment, and hospitality. FRWN meetings are held 5544 or emailing by Tuesday, Nov. 6. to attend meetings and join.nftbbff for survivors of breast and other female cancers, will meet at 6 and education for women with breast, ovarian, cervical, and rf rooms three and four at the UF Health North Hospital in River my nurse Lynn Oaks, the meeting will provide attendees with opportunities to ask questions, share experiences, and learn with ostomies, their families, professionals, or anyone facing ostomy surgery are welcome to attend. UF Health is located rfrf rrfrrf Department will hold a community event regarding the future free and open to the public, which is invited to attend to learn One hundred percent of the proceeds assist the Foundation, which has delivered the message of organ donation to hun dreds of thousands individuals in the northeast Florida area and certificates, fishing excursions and sailing, massages and sporting goods, along with jewelry and wine. Golf outings at three major courses will also be available, in addition to a fiverb supplies for Florida Panhandle residents affected by Hurricane mula, heavy duty garbage bags, cleaning supplies, flashlights, batteries, ready-to-eat food (cans with pop-top lids, peanut butter, individually 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 ffbr partnered to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Michael. collected will be going to Habitat for Humanity in an effort to help rebuild the devastated area.t volunteers will try to send boxes to others serving overseas. E-mail complete mailing address to info@treesforamericas ff Volunteers will sort mail, organize cupboards, make sand wiches, help clients fill out a form or application, print a form letter from a computer, sit and listen to people with a compas sionate ear, and provide referrals. You decide where you fit in. work with your availability. Organizations, churches, civic clubs, community groups, and social service agencies that could pro vide a team of four each week are welcome and encouraged. ftfb the past two years, area residents have survived hurricanes and fires that left people without services for this long or lon Management to gather agencies, corporations, and individuals for training and education to help everyone survive those first impact physical activity proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. Sessions will include gentle range-of-motion exer cises that are suitable for every fitness level and ability. To prerbfrf season in October. The local Habitat nonprofit affiliate con structs quality affordable homes and has completed construc to help build homes. There are opportunities to participate in actual construction and site construction support. For details more at then this is the time to learn about your choices or re-evaluate fHealing Hearts is a local support group for those who have lost a spouse. The group meets twice a month on the second again on the fourth Monday at 6 p.m. for dinner at the Marina in Yulee. The offices will provide a place for parent meetings, rff to spare and enjoy meeting and working with other animal lovers in a fun atmosphere, pick up a volunteer application at t program each January and February that visits all fourth grade goal of the program is to acquaint students with how to hold and play each instrument. To be able to reach all Nassau experience is required. To volunteer, contact Susan Kosciulek rfr tactics courses, concealed-weapon license courses and closequarter defensive tactics courses. For information, contact visit www.thebelsongroup.comrffPistol and revolver gun classes for beginniners to advanced the convenience of each person starting any weekday except available and including classroom, range shooting and no-cost r fntb 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 Dennis Charles Allen, 68, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away unexpectedly at his home Friday, November 2, 2018. A Fernandina Beach native, he was a son of the late Thomas Raymond and Jeannette Casper Allen. Dennis graduated from Fernandina Beach High School and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. For over 30 years, Dennis was a loyal and beloved employee of Publix. He began working for Publix when the Island Walk Shopping Center store opened and continued there until his passing. His can do attitude and helpful spirit made him a joy to work with. He was always helpful to customers and in so many ways was the embodiment of customer service. Dennis was the beloved brother of Edward Allen of Titusville, Fla. Edwards wife, Gretchen, was more than just a sister-in-law to him. She loved and cared for him as much as Edward did from the time she came into his life as Edwards wife. In addition to Edward and Gretchen and several extended fam ily members, Dennis leaves behind a faithful companion, Chipper, his beloved Jack Russell terrier. Chipper was always with him and brought much joy and companionship to him over the years. Dennis will be laid to rest, with military honors, beside his par ents at Bosque Bello Cemetery in a private family service. Please share your condolences and memories at www.oxley Kamps Green, 88, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. She was born January 5, 1930 in Thomasville, Ala. to the late Jacob Washington Barnes and Gladys Gayle Rivers. She moved to Fernandina Beach in 2000 from Houston, Texas to be near her family and enjoy her grandchildren. Mrs. Green was known as a strong, kind and faithful woman who never met a stranger and was always eager to help others. She loved her family and enjoyed sharing joyful stories of raising seven children. Mrs. Green was known by her children as a selfless, giving and loving mother. She was a woman of great faith and her life reflected Gods blessings. Her life was filled with the love of her family and friends, her faith in God and her church family. She leaves behind her seven children, Jim Kamps, Patrice Jones, Virginia Bolton, Danny Green, Michael Green, Rose Campbell, and Laura Weston; her older brother, Jack Barnes; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2018 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. Please share your memories and condolences at www.oxley Foley Snyder passed away October 25, 2018 in Amelia Island, Florida. She was born July 11, 1949, in Minneapolis, Minn. to her wonderful parents, John and Irma Foley. She grew up in Edina, Minn. and attended Our Lady of Grace Grade School and St. Margarets Academy High School. Johnelle received her under graduate degree from Barat College of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Ill. and obtained her mas ters degree in health care administration from the University of Minnesota. In her graduate school class, Johnelle was one of the three first women accepted into the program. Prior to this class, female students had been nuns affiliated with Catholic hospitals. Johnelles professional career included serving as associate administrator of University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics and as the executive director of the Minnesota Association of Public Teaching Hospitals. She authored several published articles on subjects involving teaching hospitals and served on a variety of boards, including The Womens Health Leadership Trust, The Downtown Minneapolis (No. 9) Rotary Club, Norwest Bank Central Ave, Lafayette Country Club, the Minneapolis Chapter of the MS Society, the Medical Alley Association, and the Alumni Association of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Johnelle retired in 1995. In her leisure time Johnelle loved boat ing on Lake Minnetonka and downhill skiing anywhere in the world, but especially in Vail, Colo., where she sabbaticaled for a year following graduate school. Once introduced to golf, she loved her family of friends at Edina Country Club. Johnelle also had a fun career doing runway modeling for many of the fine stores and boutiques in the Twin Cities. In 1972, she represented Minnesota in the Miss USA World Pageant in Newport News, Va., placing fourth. Mrs. Snyder was first preceded in death by her husband, Dennis A. Bowman, Esq., in 1997. In 2014, she lost her second loving husband, Gary L. Snyder. Gary and Johnelle met in a grief support group, both having lost their spouses to cancer. In 2004, Gary and Johnelle moved from Minneapolis to Amelia Island. Together they enjoyed their many friends on the island and became involved in such activities as The Golf Club of Amelia Island, The Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach, St. Michael Catholic Church, The Amelia Island Museum of History, Micahs Place and Amelia Residents in Support of the Symphony. Their love of the performing arts prompted the Snyders to be actively involved in the funding for the construction of the new venue for the Amelia Community Theatre (ACT). Similarly, in Minneapolis, they were major donors contributing to the building of the world-renowned Guthrie Theatre. In 2012, Gary and Johnelle were instrumental in founding the Amelia Island Chapter of the Chane des Rtisseurs, an international gastronomic society first established in 1248 in Paris. On Jan. 27, 2018, Johnelle was award ed the Chane Star of Excellence for distinguished service to the Bailliage of Amelia Island. The Snyders loved each other deeply and adored doing everything together. Their special shared passion was travel and that passion took them literally everywhere in the world. They knew they were blessed to have each other. They loved life, family and friends and truly cherished each day they had together. Survivors include Johnelles sister, Mary Lee Stephenson and her children, Colleen Upton, Kevin (Diane) Healy, and Michael Healy, and their children, Aidan, Molly, Megan, Matthew, Jack and Sean, all of Minneapolis. She is also survived by stepdaughter, Shelly (Tom) Halverson of Maple Grove, Minn., and their sons, Andrew (Emily) of Minneapolis and Aaron of Plymouth, Minn. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Michael Catholic Church with lunch to follow. Johnelle Foley Snyder will be entombed, next to Gary, in the mausoleum at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn. following a service there. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Please share your memories and condolences atwww.oxleyheard. com.rfMarvin P. (Mark) Jenkins, 70, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 30, 2018 at Community Hospice & Palliative Cares Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, Fla.nrtbtrftConnie H. Spivey, 55, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018.rfMarie R. 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$65,000, then were saying you would get your 20-year service life back, he said. On the steel wall, if you just let it deteriorate to the point of failure, you probably have somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 to 15 years. If you did do the cleaning and coating at just under $160,000, then probably around 30 years of service life remains. Commissioner Chip Ross pointed out that the engineers, once the project starts, could find that there is more damage than expected to the support structure underground, which could significantly increase the cost of the project. The commission also discussed the possibility of adding to the seawall in order to protect the city from storm damage. Maslyn and commissioners agreed that the height of a wall that would give any significant protection, however, would impede the view of the marina, a major attraction to both tourists and residents. One resident, Alan Mills, said a higher wall would not protect the city if it experiences a major storm, and that building a taller wall is just wasting money, blocking the sun and everything else. We just experienced a major hurricane in the Gulf. It doesnt matter what you build. If the good Lords going to put it on us, you better find a place to drain it, Mills said. Lets get this thing repaired. Lets quit spending our money on studies about it. It needs repairing. Lets repair these walls, get the marina going, and get happy. Lets put our money where it will work for us instead of doing studies. The commission took no action on the assessment, but will look at the results of a resiliency study that will use data supplied by Storm Water Manager Andre Desilet. City Manager Dale Martin told the News-Leader he does not expect the city to issue a Request For Qualifications for firms to perform work on the seawall at this time. I expect that, given the scope and cost of possible seawall repairs/replacement, more specific direction will likely be provided as part of the City Commissions 2019 goals, Martin said. Commissioners approved a list of four projects to be submitted to state legislators through the citys lobbyist, attorney Arthur Buddy Jacobs, as the citys 2019 legislative priorities. The first is a storm water project that will extend from Ash to Elm streets and from South Eighth Street to the Amelia River. The price tag on that project is $2,038,584. City Attorney Tammi Bach said the city will probably not receive the entire sum needed to complete the project but, we always ask for what we need, and we accept humbly what we receive. Funding for shoreline stabilization projects and installation of dune walkovers with dune restoration were the second and third highest legislative priorities. The fourth priority of the City Commission is to repeal a special law regarding disposal of city property at the appraised value, Bach said. The law limits the city from donating property to an organization such as Habitat for Humanity, as well as selling property for more than the appraised price. Code amendments to ordinances governing how properties in the city are maintained were also approved. Those ordinances concern maintenance of structures and swimming pools, requiring structures to be connected to utilities, and appealing code violations and fines. Bach said the changes did not significantly alter the ordinances, but clarified the language of the laws. The city awarded a bid for projects associated with repairs to the southern basin of the marina and the demolition of a cityowned structure at 101 N. Front St., known as the Vurturo building. That bid was for $3,199,170. Ross cautioned the commission that tearing down the building without having a plan regarding what would replace it is a risky decision. Once the building is removed, Ross maintained, permits that would allow new construction on the site could be pulled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In other business, the City Commission: Approved on first reading a master fee schedule change for sanitation services; Approved on first reading an amendment to city code prohibiting camping on public property; Approved on second reading a code amendment requiring vaults for all burials in city cemeteries, including urns containing cremains. At an earlier city commission meeting, Bach said that urns buried without being encased in a vault could be compromised. Approved on second reading a code amendment regarding peddlers in the city; Reappointed Marcy Mock and Matt Miller to the Board of Adjustment; Discussed funding avenues for conservation efforts, impact fees, dune walkovers and floodplain management; and Proclaimed November as National American Indian Month. r These depressions in the grass behind the seawall in the marina are an area of concern for engineers. PHOTOS BY AYRES ASSOCIATES/SPECIALThis is what is referred to as a weep hole, intended to drain water from behind the seawall. An assessment found that fill material could be lost through these holes in the seawall.Continued from 1A 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 101 Fernandina Beach, FL The food pantry needs donations of non-perishable food items all year round.For more information, Call: 261 -7000 NL/PSA NL 6 col. Fri. 11.09.indd 3 11/8/18 3:46 PM


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To learn more about Best Friends Companion Care or to set a time for a free in home assessment give us a call 904-277-0006 www.mybfcc.comAHCA Registration 232156 server, Hurley said. The footage is stored for 30 days, unless it is specifically tagged by the department. The evidence library is searchable, with layers of filters that include officers, cars, dates and locations. The cost of each camera to the FBPD, with required software, storage, server and ability to link to the system, is $5,800. In-car cameras are triggered when an officer turns on his flashing lights, or he can manually switch it on. When a BWC is activated, it syncs with four other cameras in the car, giving an account of an incident from several angles. The cameras record the entire time they are turned on, and, if something triggers an officer to turn a camera on, the equipment has the ability to go back and retrieve footage from the last two minutes. So, for example, if an officer sees a suspect running from a certain area and activates his camera, the system can go back two minutes to see what the suspect may have been running from. Footage from BWCs is subject to open records requests, Hurley said. If a member of the press or other person requests to view footage obtained by BWCs or by an in-car camera, the department has to furnish that footage. We do that as soon as we can, if we get a request, Hurley said. There is a statute that exempts police officers from informing people they are being recorded. Officers can record anywhere they are present. If any footage contains sensitive information or images such as dead bodies, nudity or the treatment area of a medical facility, it may be redacted. Hurley explained that his department has 26 cameras, 18 used by patrol officers, four by school resource officers and four available for use by detectives. The BWCs sync with four in-car cameras, offering several camera angles including a panoramic view. But Seth Stoughton warned Monday that video is not a particularly special form of evidence. What worries me is the tendency to view BWC footage, or video evidence generally, as a solution to answering questions about uncertainty and ambiguity in police interactions. It will not do that except in the cases where it does. Stoughton is an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he is affiliated with the Rule of Law Collaborative. His presentation addressed the technical as well as practical issues involved with the equipment in light of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office adoption on a limited basis of its use on Nov. 2. Different camera angles are crucial, Stoughton said. As part of his presentation, he showed video footage of the same incident, taken from a BWC, an in-car camera and a camera used from a different angle. The results show that some interactions cannot be accurately portrayed by any one of these cameras. For example, one video showed footage taken from the BWC of a police officer approaching a vehicle. The driver of the car opens his door, and officers tell him not to get out of the car. The driver does exit the vehicle, but the footage is jerky, and the viewer is unable to see anything except blurred images of the driver opening the door, followed by officers shooting the driver as he flees. It appears that the officers are shooting the man for simply getting out of his car. However, footage taken from another camera shows the man pulling a gun from the car, and shooting two officers before police returned fire and pursued him. Another piece of video footage showed the view from an officers BWC as he appeared to tackle a fleeing suspect and was backed up by fellow officers, subduing the man. However, footage from a surveillance camera showed the man stopped before he was caught by the officer, and in fact laid face down on the ground, surrendering to police with his hands behind his back. Several officers then jumped on the man, kicking him in the ribs and hitting him with fists and batons all over his body, as he lay defenseless on the ground. All but one of those officers, Stoughton said, were found guilty of various charges associated with the incident. The challenges with BWCs also include technical issues such as a battery that has not been charged, obstructions in front of the lens, things that occur off-camera and things that are not caught by audio or video, such as smells or tactile input like a suspect tensing his muscles in preparation to strike an officer or to flee. The way footage is interpreted can also be affected by unconscious bias or the focus of the viewer. Interpretation of video footage can be affected by things such as the speed at which the footage is played or preconceived assumptions about the people in the video, Stoughton said. Stoughton warned against relying too heavily on video evidence. He said video evidence should be used like any other form of evidence and should be evaluated by comparing it to other pieces of evidence such as statements, forensic evidence and other videos. I dont think video is any stronger or weaker, inherently, than any other form of evidence, Stoughton said. What I worry about is the tendency for lawyers, for jurors, for judges to assume that video is a stronger, more reliable form of evidence the belief, for a whole bunch of reasons, that video is inherently more comprehensive, more accurate, than other forms of evidence, and I dont think thats the case. I am actually proBWCs. Im just pro-being realistic about what to expect from them, in the same way that we are realistic about what we should expect from any tool that we use.Continued from 1APHOTOS BY JULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADERLeft, Fernandina Beach Police Officer Michael Mulkearns with a body-worn camera. The cameras can be worn on an officers vest, as shown here, or clipped onto their shoulder. Right, Seth Stoughton spoke to members of the media about body-worn cameras at the State Attorneys Office. Some Jacksonville Sheriffs Office deputies began wearing the cameras last week. NL 6 col. Fri. 11.09.indd 4 11/8/18 3:49 PM


r H. ALVIN GREEN MEMORIAL ALUMNI CHOIR in concert at the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel Sunday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m.By popular demand, after a 2-year absence, the H. Alvin Green Memorial Alumni Choir will return to Amelia Plantation Chapel to grace the community with Christian hymns and gospel, and with patriotic songs appropriate for a Veterans Day celebration. These 45 powerful voices will deliver unforgettable magic and memories. The sanctuary will be packed so come early for the perfect seat. This is a FREE concert open to the public. Bring a friend, a family member or your entire youth group! Come and enjoy! You are welcome here. 36 Bowman Rd., Amelia Island, 277-4414 the Democratic ticket. The race to be Floridas next commissioner of agriculture also appears headed for a recount, with Republican Matt Caldwell ahead of Democrat Nicole Nikki Fried by a razor-thin margin of less than 4,200 votes out of a total of 8,026,404 cast, counted and reported statewide as of Thursday morning, also according to floridaelectionwatch. gov. Several Democratic consultants and election lawyers now believe Fried will pass by Caldwell by the time election results are certified, according to Nassau County Supervisor of Elections Vicki P. Cannon sent out a notice Thursday afternoon that said, If the Secretary of State orders a machine recount in the U.S. Senate, the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, and/or any other race before 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, the Nassau County Canvassing Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 to conduct that recount. If the recount is ordered after 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, the recount shall immediately commence thereafter. The recount, if ordered, will occur at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL. The recount will be open to the public. ... For more information, go to from 1A Another local election has been completed. I again wish to thank every candidate for city and county offices for their willingness and dedication to run for elective office. The time and resources needed to campaign can be burdensome to many, affecting families, friends and jobs. It is usually a quest for community service, since the financial compensation is often minimal. (City commissioners receive $1,000 per month.) It is the desire of individuals to serve locally that is the foundation of our government. Within the city limits, though, well have to shake off the post-election exhaustion from the lengthy ballot and return one more time to the polls to fully complete this 2018 cycle. Since none of the three Group Four candidates secured a majority of the votes cast (B. Bean, 2,915; M. Lednovich, 2,204; R. Smith, 1,257), the City Charter calls for a run-off election in December between the candidates with the two highest vote tallies in this case, Mr. Bradley Bean and Mr. Michael Lednovich. If you have registered for a mail ballot, you will receive the run-off election ballot from the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections. (Congratulations to Ms. Vicki Cannon and her staff on the conduct and completion of the election.) The date for the citys run-off election is Tuesday, Dec. 11. The only ballot question will be the selection of the City Commission candidates. Congratulations, too, to City Commissioner Len Kreger, currently serving as the vice mayor, on his re-election. Vice Mayor Kreger served on the Planning Advisory Board prior to his first election to the City Commission in November 2015. Due to the change in the City Charter, also in November 2015, his final term (commissioners are limited to two consecutive terms) will be for four years rather than his original three. Vice Mayor Kreger has a strong passion and deep knowledge of various beach issues, serving as a key liaison with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during beach renourishment projects. The renourishment project started, but interrupted, last year is scheduled to resume shortly, placing additional sand from approximately New York Avenue to as far south as the vicinity of Sadler Road. The project will be completed over the next few months. Vice Mayor Kreger actively represents the city on several regional boards and commissions, most notably currently serving as the vice president of the Northeast Florida Regional Council. He serves as the City Commissions liaison to the Airport Advisory Commission. I look forward to continuing to work with Vice Mayor Kreger. I had the opportunity to meet and speak with Ms. Zylinski on a few occasions during her campaign. She was enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve her community and was eager to learn more about the issues and operations of the city. Thank you, again, for your willingness to serve the city of Fernandina Beach. Commissioner Roy G. Smith was unsuccessful in his bid for reelection, failing to garner sufficient votes to be included in the December run-off election. Like Vice Mayor Kreger, Commissioner Smith was elected to the City Commission in December 2015, having won a run-off election that year. I enjoyed working with Commissioner Smith. Although our official weekly meeting day was Monday (a good day to discuss not only city business but also review the weekend NASCAR activities), Commissioner Smith routinely stopped by for a brief visit every day. I know that he regularly visited downtown to engage local residents and he shared many of those conversations and questions with me. With his previous experience as a contractor, he had a keen eye for the citys purchasing and contracting policies. I expect that, although he will miss his role as a city commissioner, he will enjoy the regained time with family and friends. I encourage everyone to learn more about the remaining two candidates, Mr. Bean and Mr. Lednovich. Both have demonstrated a sincere interest in the community, but each has a unique perspective. I know that both gentlemen make themselves available to discuss the issues facing the city. Since voter turnout at a run-off election is traditionally and overwhelmingly lower, each and every vote carries a little more weight: Your vote truly can make a difference. With the aforementioned change to the City Charter, after the December run-off, it is highly likely that another election will not occur until 2020. Thank you for your community support of the City Commission and your local government. Dale Martin is the city manager of Fernandina Beach.KALEIGH SIMMONS/SPECIALThe Fernandina Beach Fire Department hosted a casual luncheon recognizing former fire chief and current county commissioner Danny Leeper on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Leeper joined the department in March 1982 and worked out of the downtown station that is now City Hall. Pictured from left are, front row, firefighter and paramedic William Smith, firefighter and paramedic Brian Cook, firefighter and paramedic Collin McKee, firefighter and paramedic Bob Juliana, and Lieutenant Marcus Carter; back row, Deputy Chief Jason Higginbotham, Captain Brad Richardson, Engineer Adam Loud, Leeper, Fire Chief Ty Silcox, firefighter and paramedic Michael Dowie, firefighter and EMT Matthew Lee, firefighter and EMT Ben Miller, and Deputy Chief Fino Murallo. Leeper shared memories and funny stories and remarked on technological advancement in the fire service, the importance of strong leadership and personal safety. We hope to create more opportunities like this one in the future for our newer personnel to get to know our retirees, and bridge the gap between past and present firefighters, FBFD Administrative Coordinator Kaleigh Simmons said. fnt bb NL 6 col. Fri. 11.09.indd 5 11/8/18 3:43 PM


r The Board of Supervisors (Board) of the Amelia Concourse Community Development District (District) will hold public hearings on November 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Amelia Concourse Amenity Center, 85200 Amaryllis Court, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034, to consider the adoption of an assessment roll, the imposition of special assessments to secure proposed bonds on benefited lands within the District, a depiction of which lands is shown below, and to provide for the levy, collection and enforcement of the special assessments. The streets and areas to be improved are geographically depicted below and in the Districts Amelia Concourse Subdivision Phase II and Phase III Engineers Report, dated November 9, 2018, prepared by McCranie & Associates, Inc. (Improvement Plan). The public hearing is being conducted pursuant to Chapters 170, 190 and 197, Florida Statutes. A description of the property to be assessed and the amount to be assessed to each piece or parcel of property may be ascertained at the office of the District Manager located at Governmental Management Service, LLC 475 West Town Place, Suite 114, St. Augustine, Florida 32092, Ph: (904) 940-5850 (District Managers Office). The District is a unit of special-purpose local government responsible for providing infrastructure improvements for lands within the District. The infrastructure improvements (Improvements) are currently expected to include, but are not limited to, stormwater management system, wetlands mitigation, wastewater collection system, potable water distribution system, roadways, recreation area, entrance features, landscaping, and perimeter fencing and buffering, all as more specifically described in the Capital Improvement Plan, on file and available during normal business hours at the District Managers Office. According to the Improvement Plan, the estimated cost of the Improvements is $5,160,000. The District intends to impose assessments on benefited lands within the District in the manner set forth in the Districts Third Supplemental Special Assessment Methodology Report for the Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Phase III Project), dated October, 2018, and prepared by Governmental Management Services, LLC (Assessment Report), which is on file and available during normal business hours at the District Managers Office. The purpose of any such assessment is to secure the bonds issued to fund the Improvements. As described in more detail in the Assessment Report, the Districts assessments will be levied against all benefited lands within the District. The Assessment Report identifies maximum assessment amounts for each land use category that is currently expected to be assessed. The method of allocating assessments for the Improvements to be funded by the District will initially be determined on an equal assessment per gross acre basis, and will be allocated on an equivalent residential unit (ERU) basis at the time that such property is platted or subject to a site plan. Please consult the Assessment Report for a more detailed explanation of the methodology. The annual principal assessment levied against each parcel will be based on repayment over thirty (30) years of the total debt allocated to each parcel. The District expects to collect sufficient revenues to retire no more than $5,955,000 in debt to be assessed by the District, exclusive of fees and costs of collection or enforcement, discounts for early payment and interest. The proposed annual schedule of assessments is as follows: The assessments may be prepaid in whole at any time, or in some instances in part, or may be paid in not more than thirty (30) annual installments subsequent to the issuance of debt to finance the improvements. These annual assessments will be collected on the Nassau County tax roll by the Tax Collector. Alternatively, the District may choose to directly collect and enforce these assessments. All affected property owners have the right to appear at the public hearings and the right to file written objections with the District within twenty (20) days of the publication of this notice. Also on November 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Amelia Concourse Amenity Center, 85200 Amaryllis Court, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034, the Board will hold a regular public meeting to consider any other business that may lawfully be considered by the District. The Board meeting and hearings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law for community development districts. The Board meeting and/or the public hearings may be continued in progress to a certain date and time announced at such meeting and/or hearings. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Any person requiring special accommodations at the meeting or hearings because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District Managers Office at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770 for aid in contacting the District office. AMELIA CONCOURSE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT RESOLUTION 2019-02 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE AMELIA CONCOURSE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT DECLARING SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR ASSESSMENT AREA THREE; INDICATING THE LOCATION, NATURE AND ESTIMATED COST OF THOSE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS WHOSE COST IS TO BE DEFRAYED BY THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THE PORTION OF THE ESTIMATED COST OF THE IMPROVEMENTS TO BE DEFRAYED BY THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THE MANNER IN WHICH SUCH SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS SHALL BE MADE; PROVIDING WHEN SUCH SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS SHALL BE PAID; DESIGNATING LANDS UPON WHICH THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS SHALL BE LEVIED; PROVIDING FOR AN ASSESSMENT PLAT; ADOPTING A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION OF THIS RESOLUTION. WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors (the Board) of the Amelia Concourse Community Development District (the District) hereby determines to undertake, install, plan, establish, construct or reconstruct, enlarge or extend, equip, acquire, operate, and/or maintain the infrastructure improvements (the Improvements) described in the Districts Amelia Concourse Subdivision Phase II and Phase III Engineers Report, dated November 9, 2018, attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by reference; and WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the District to pay the cost of the Improvements by special assessments pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, (the Assessments); and WHEREAS, the District is empowered by Chapter 190, the Uniform Community Development District Act, Chapter 170, Supplemental and Alternative Method of Making Local Municipal Improvements, and Chapter 197, the Uniform Method for the Levy, Collection and Enforcement of Non-Ad Valorem Assessments, Florida Statutes, to finance, fund, plan, establish, acquire, construct or reconstruct, enlarge or extend, equip, operate, and maintain the Improvements and to impose, levy and collect the Assessments; and WHEREAS, the District hereby determines that benefits will accrue to the property improved, the amount of those benefits, and that special assessments will be made in proportion to the benefits received as set forth in the Third Supplemental Special Assessment Methodology Report for Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Phase III Project), dated October, 2018, attached hereto as Exhibit B and incorporated herein by reference and on file at c/o Governmental Management Services, 475 West Town Place, Suite 114, St. Augustine, Florida 32092 (the District Records Office), and at the offices of McCranie & Associates, 3 South 2nd Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034 (District Local Records Office); and WHEREAS, the District hereby determines that the Assessments to be levied will not exceed the benefit to the property improved. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE AMELIA CONCOURSE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT: 1. Assessments shall be levied to defray the cost of the Improvements. 2. The nature and general location of, and plans and specifications for, the Improvements are described in Exhibit A, which is on file at the District Records Office. Exhibit B is also on file and available for public inspection at the same location. 3. The total estimated cost of the Improvements is $5,160,000 (the Estimated Cost). 4. The Assessments will defray approximately $5,955,000, which includes the Estimated Cost, plus financing-related costs, capitalized interest, debt service reserve and contingency. 5. The manner in which the Assessments shall be apportioned and paid is set forth in Exhibit B, including provisions for supplemental assessment resolutions. 6. The Assessments shall be levied, within the District, on all lots and lands adjoining and contiguous or bounding and abutting upon such improvements or specially benefited thereby and further designated by the assessment plat hereinafter provided for. 7. There is on file, at the District Records Office, an assessment plat showing the area to be assessed, with certain plans and specifications describing the Improvements and the estimated cost of the Improvements, all of which shall be open to inspection by the public. 8. Commencing with the year in which the Assessments are confirmed, the Assessments shall be paid in not more than (30) thirty annual installments. The Assessments may be payable at the same time and in the same manner as are ad-valorem taxes and collected pursuant to Chapter 197, Florida Statutes; provided, however, that in the event the uniform non ad-valorem assessment method of collecting the Assessments is not available to the District in any year, or if determined by the District to be in its best interest, the Assessments may be collected as is otherwise permitted by law. 9. The District Manager has caused to be made a preliminary assessment roll, in accordance with the method of assessment described in Exhibit B hereto, which shows the lots and lands assessed, the amount of benefit to and the assessment against each lot or parcel of land and the number of annual installments into which the assessment may be divided, which assessment roll is hereby adopted and approved as the Districts preliminary assessment roll. 10. The Board shall adopt a subsequent resolution to fix a time and place at which the owners of property to be assessed or any other persons interested therein may appear before the Board and be heard as to the propriety and advisability of the assessments or the making of the Improvements, the cost thereof, the manner of payment therefore, or the amount thereof to be assessed against each property as improved. 11. The District Manager is hereby directed to cause this Resolution to be published twice (once a week for two (2) weeks) in a newspaper of general circulation within Nassau County and to provide such other notice as may be required by law or desired in the best interests of the District. 12. This Resolution shall become effective upon its passage. PASSED AND ADOPTED this 23rd day of October, 2018. ATTEST: AMELIA CONCOURSE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT /s/ David deNagy /s/ James Glen Marvin ASSISTANT SECRETARY CHAIRPERSONExhibit A: Amelia Concourse Subdivision Phase II and Phase III Engineers Report, dated November 9, 2018 Exhibit B: Third Supplemental Special Assessment Methodology Report for Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Phase III Project), dated October 16, 2018NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER IMPOSITION OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 170.07, FLORIDA STATUTES, BY THE AMELIA CONCOURSE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL PURSUANT TO SECTION 197.3632(4)(b), FLORIDA STATUTES, BY THE AMELIA CONCOURSE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE AMELIA CONCOURSE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT *Gross Assessment include early payment discount 4% and collection costs of 3% for a total of 7%. **Net Annual Assessments for Series 2018B Bonds are interest only until year 10 at which time the outstanding par debt plus unpaid accrued interest will be due in full and will not exceed maximum annual debt service of $3,125,000 principal + $87,750 interest = $3,218,750 Walmart is expanding the roll out of cutting-edge technology to select stores across the state of Florida, including in Yulee, with the installation of the areas first Pickup Tower at the Walmart at 464016 State Road 200, according to a news release. Walmart continues to look for innovative ways to help customers save not only money, but time, said Rob Rice, a Walmart eCommerce Market manager in North Florida, according to the release. Our customers will find this new technology offers even more convenience, allowing them to shop when, where and how they want. Pickup Towers are 16 feet tall and function like high-tech vending machines, capable of fulfilling a customers online order in less than a minute. One was recently installed at the Walmart Supercenter in Yulee. To use a Pickup Tower, customers choose from items available on   and select the Pickup option at checkout. When the item arrives at the local store, an associate loads it into the Pickup Tower and the customer receives a notification. When the customer arrives at the store, they go to the Pickup Tower and scan a bar code sent to their smart phone. Walmart claims that customers will receive their order in less than a minute.SUBMITTEDBaptist Medical Center Nassau received an A for patient safety, the highest cat egory, in the fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, accord ing to a news release. The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchas ers, released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades on Thursday, according to the release. Thirty-three percent of graded hospitals in the nation were awarded an A for their efforts in protecting patients from harm and meet ing the highest safety stan dards. Our entire team is com mitted to the safety of our patients, their families and each other, said Ed Hubel, FACHE, hospital president of Baptist Medical Center Nassau, in the release. It is an honor to receive an A grade as a testament to their continued dedication.   Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center South also received an A grade. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care, according to the releaes. Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grades methodology is peerreviewed and transparent to the public. To see Baptist Healths full Leapfrog grade or to learn more, visit hospitalsafetygrade. org.r rfnt NL 6 col. Fri. 11.09.indd 6 11/8/18 3:41 PM


r fnfntbf bnntfnr 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 communities 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. f n t ffff rfftn f fff rf n ntbrf nttbfrf rf ntnntb tntnnnt nt nf Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11, a time to celebrate the freedom we all enjoy and, many times, take for granted. This year we acknowledge and celebrate the 100th anniversary of what began as Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, ending the first World War on the battlefields of France the war to end all wars. It was re-designated Veterans Day in 1954 by Congress and President Eisenhower to acknowledge veterans of all conflicts. We owe so much to our veterans, the men and women who gave up so much of themselves to serve with courage and preserve our ways of life. This single day of the year directly relates to our national success, including freedom, growth and prosperity. We still stand alone as the greatest country in the world because of what veterans gave in the defense of our nation and many others around the globe. The fact is, every veteran who has served over the decades and every one still serving today deserves a heartfelt thank you, as well as our recognition, respect and support every day of every year! Our military has done everything ever asked of them in their mission to serve our country and everyone in it. The veterans we honor on Nov. 11 came from all walks of life, but share several very important fundamental values. They possess courage, pride, determination, selflessness, integrity and devotion to duty, all needed to serve causes much larger than themselves. Many of them didnt ask to leave their homes, jobs and families to go fight on some distant lands battlefield. Most didnt volunteer to go to war because they love to fight. They were called to be a part of something bigger. They were ordinary men and women who responded in extraordinary ways. They rose because they wanted to protect a nation that had given them so much as well help those in other countries who were oppressed. There are an estimated 19 million living veterans in this country including 1.6 million women veterans. Through all periods of service and conflicts, whether in peacetime or war, they have and still would defended America with little recognition or fanfare. There are three important things that most veterans surveyed would like you to know about their feelings regarding Veterans Day. It might not represent everyones opinion, but the consensus of many veterans includes: 1. Veterans Day is a day of reflection, not celebration. There are many people who treat Veterans Day the same way they treat Memorial Day, as a day of remembrance of those who gave their lives instead of for the living. But many feel Nov. 11 is neither a go to the cemetery day or a day to party. Its simply a day to honor veterans and why they did what they did and still do. This year, when you are talking to a veteran, make a point of asking them about their favorite part of their service, or what made them decide to serve, or how they feel about the huge commitment to serve in the military. Questions such as these can open a conversation, let them know you are interested and will listen, and most importantly, you are grateful for their service! 2. Veterans Day is a day of gratitude. While we all have good intentions when we offer a quick thanks to a veteran in passing, many veterans interviewed reported being tired of the obligatory Thank you for your service. Many veterans dont feel the need to be thanked at all. Many are humble and feel they were merely answering a call from the country they love, satisfying a sense of personal responsibility. Taking the time for a deeper, personal conversation will mean more than thank you for your service ever could. 3. Veterans Day is about careful conversation. Veteran is not a onesize-fits-all title. Even veterans who served in the same unit together will have different experiences and opinions. Some memories can be painful, some can be happy. Assumptions can do more harm than good, so approach your conversations with care for the veteran. Many veterans will be recalling difficult moments from their time in service. Make Veterans Day a day of reflection, gratitude and conversation. This year, lets make sure to honor our veterans by reflecting on the significance of their service, conveying our gratitude in respectful, meaningful and personal ways, and carefully pursuing conversations that will allow them to talk about memories they wish to recall without forcing memories they are seeking to avoid. I urge everyone to visit and learn more about our community organiza-Never in my life have I read so much noise in the news media about one dead cedar tree on South Eighth Street. All the while our islands live forest and tree canopy is being decimated dayby-day-by-day. Wheres the noise on this land grab? Sly foxes, it seems, are the only ones watching the proverbial goose house. So what happens when the island is finally stripped of all its natural vegetation and tree canopy? Slowly but surely, we are waving bye-bye to our little piece of paradise. And who is waving back? Why, its the wily foxes whose geese laid the golden eggs ... as they turn tail and walk away. Jean Stetzer Fernandina BeachrIn his column warning of the dangers of raising the minimum wage (How minimum should a wage be in Florida?, Nov. 2), Steve Nicklas cites some dubious statistics. He says in Seattle, where the $15 minimum wage took root, the citys unemployment rate rose from 3.4 percent to 4.4 percent in recent years. Seattles minimum wage was $11 in 2015 and gradually rose to $14 this year. In January 2015, the citys employment rate was 4.1 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. By August of this year, that rate had fallen to 3.0 percent. If anything, its probably too soon to gauge the impact of the wage rise since the minimum wont even get to $15 until next year. Nicklas likely is correct that a higher minimum wage would raise some prices locally at restaurants and hotels. But what he fails to mention is that all of those extra dollars from low-wage workers will be plowed right back into our local economy immediately. They will be spent on rent, new cars, clothes, etc. It will result in a net benefit locally because many of the higher prices will be paid by visitors to the island. Dennis Jay Fernandina BeachfntI have read with a great deal of interest the full page ad which appeared in the News-Leader on Friday, Nov. 2, and also appeared in the Florida TimesUnion on Sunday, Nov. 4 with the title (An America We Can Be Proud Of...) What ever happened to the secrecy of the ballot?? When I was old enough to vote, I was taught that my choices were mine, and mine alone. Now, I recognize many of the names signed on this article, it is ironic to me that they themselves are part of the wealthiest one percent of our population! Today I vote by mail and always receive a secrecy sleeve for my ballot. I am so, so sorry that these 84 people could not direct their money towards a more charitable cause instead of wearing their politics on their sleeves. Audrey Stone Fernandina BeachbbfI write concerning the Nov. 2 article Rents Outpace Wages for 1/3 of Nassau County Workers. I sympathize that service and retail employees generally dont earn sufficient wages to afford housing on Amelia Island, where many of the jobs in this county are, and a solution is needed. I dont favor following the example of Collier County, fighting market forces and trying to build affordable housing on land-scarce Amelia Island (especially if it involved cutting down more canopy trees on wetlands such as was done at 14th and Lime). Instead of focusing on affordable housing on Amelia Island, why not focus on affordable transportation from other areas of the county to Amelia Island? Public transportation with stops along the S.R. 200 corridor, downtown, Sadler, the Ritz and Omni would reduce commute costs, reduce traffic congestion and reduce parking needs. Chris Dickinson Fernandina BeachFamiliar names appeared on the 2018 election ballot, like Fernandina Beach natives Aaron Bean and his aspiring son, Bradley, who is seeking a city commission seat. However, there was a new, unfamiliar name. Namely, socialism, or at least the borders of socialism. Something as foreign to Florida as a cloudy day. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum hardly hides his progressive leanings. Gillum sought the governors seat on a liberal platform of replacing ICE, Medicare-for-all, and a $15 minimum wage. And he lost by only a handful of votes. So what does the election say about Florida, a conservatively grounded state that boasts one of the healthiest balance sheets in the U.S. and a robust economy? Is Florida, one of the last bastions of steadfast conservatism, starting to lean to the left? Gillum possesses Obama-like charisma, and surprised in the Democratic primary by defeating favorite Gwen Graham. Gillum then pushed Governor-elect Ron DeSantis to the brink. It took a late surge of votes from the Florida Panhandle (which reports an hour later) to push DeSantis over the top Tuesday. DeSantis promised to continue the fiscal discipline and economic momentum of Gov. Rick Scott. Florida has not only balanced its budget each of the last two years, but also returned a $3 billion surplus to taxpayers both times. This type of prosperity benefits everyone. It provides better infrastructure, healthier state pensions, more funds for public schools. And it allows us to maintain a low-tax environment. It also casts Florida in a positive light, attracting new businesses and residents. Much of the prosperity in Florida has come from this steady growth, along with its fountain of prosperity tourism. Florida is on a roll. So you wonder why so many voters sought a change. DeSantis is promising to continue along Scotts path. In contrast, Gillum intended to change most everything here. The demographics of Florida are changing. As new residents move here, especially from the northeastern U.S., they bring their political viewpoints. And there is also a diverse blend of immigrants. While North Florida remains staunchly conservative, other parts of the state are quite liberal (southeast Florida and the Orlando area, for instance). We are viewed as almost a purple state, not Republican or Democrat. However, the prevailing majority in the state legislature has been Republican over the last 20 years. Gillum is a dynamic candidate, no doubt. However, his political beliefs are far-left, by most standards. He draws a dramatic contrast to DeSantis, a former military officer and a conservative U.S. congressman. DeSantis visited North Florida multiple times during his candidacy for governor. He is an ideal fit for our state, and especially for North Florida. Like the Beans, he will become a familiar face and name. 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 columnist. His business columns appear in several newspapers in North Florida, and on his website, SteveNicklasMarketplace. com. He recently published a book of his favorite columns from the last 20 years, All About Money, which is available in local stores and on Amazon. He can be reached at (904) 753-0236.nttffnf RICK MCKEE-THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE trr n t tn tttions and what they do for so many of our veterans and citizens. Some are having Open Houses on Veterans Day, with lunch served to everyone who attends. Three in our area are American Legion Post 54 and VFW Post 4351, both in Fernandina Beach, and American Legion Post 401 in Hillard. We should all stand together on this Veterans Day, as our communities are interfaced with a rich military history.rb r t Nassau County Commissioners: Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cell), email: Steve Kelley, District 2 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell), email: Pat Edwards, District 3-Yulee, 335-0260 (cell), email: George V. Spicer, District 4Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, Kings Ferry, 568-3409 (cell), email: Justin M. Taylor, District 5-Callahan, West Yulee, 625-5624 (cell), email: City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners: Mayor: Johnny Miller: 556-3299 (cell), email: Vice Mayor: Len Kreger: 432-8389 (home), email: Roy G. Smith: 556-0951 (cell), email: Phil Chapman: 624-5590 (cell), email: Chip Ross: 410-394-0220 (cell) email: NL 6 col. Fri. 11.09.indd 7 11/8/18 3:27 PM


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Callahan FL BUICK GMC CHEVROLET 464054 SR 200, Yulee (904) 261-6821 Welcome to Gods House Member FDIC Dottie B Florist 904-261-3011 502 Ash StreetFernandina Beach, FL Banners, Signs, Monuments, Graphic Design, Custom Art1925 S. 14th StreetFernandina Beach, FL 904-261-0340 Voted 2018 Readers Choice Best of The Best Call us today, it only takes a few minutes for a FREE market analysis of your home. Mike Hagel Broker-Associate(904) 415-6039michael.hagel@coldwellbanker.comDawn Hagel Realtor-Associate(904) TEAM HAGEL American Legion Post 54 is sponsoring the Veterans Day parade set for Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. The parade will begin at Veterans Memorial Park and follow the usual route. Afterward, the Legion will host an old-fashioned cookout at its headquarters at 626 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. In addition, the Legion will be open to the public this weekend and will host musical entertainment both tonight (Hupp and Ray) and Saturday (Just US) evening.MICHAEL MILLER/NEWS-LEADER SUBMITTEDThe Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise recently donated $1,000 to the Nassau County Veterans Treatment Court, a program designed to provide essential substance abuse treatment services, mental health treatment services, or both, to current and former mili tary service members who have been arrested for a criminal offense, and in which a nexus between the offense or diagnoses and the veterans military service exists. Pictured are Doc Monahan, Dale Martin, Edgar Johnson, Gary Doyle, Judge Wesley Poole, Veterans Service Officer Bob Sullivan, Rotarian and mentor Barb Kent and John Martin. A wide-ranging salute to veterans, spearheaded by a retired Navy commander, is planned for Monday, Nov. 12, at the Nassau Humane Societys Second Chance resale store, according to a news release. Displays covering all branches of the military will be set up from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the store, at 1002 S. 14th St. in Fernandina Beach. This will be the fourth year that Commander Kate Giffin will organize and oversee the Veterans Day salute. She was a Navy nurse for 22 years, and her service included a year on a hospital ship during the Persian Gulf War. Now retired, Giffin spends her time traveling and volunteering. As an NHS volunteer, she originated the daylong military salute at Second Chance. Displays will recognize the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, as well as facets of service that sometimes receive less recognition. There will be tributes to military women, African-American service members, Native Americans military service, and the U.S. Merchant Marine. Befitting a salute from a humane society, there will also be a display honoring military working dogs. On show will be some new and special items loaned to us for the day, including artifacts from the Civil War, World War I and the Korean War, Giffin said in the release. The displays include articles, photographs and artwork, books, airplane replicas, vintage magazine covers, and personal memorabilia from veterans and their families, including uniforms and medals. Giffin will be at the store throughout the day to provide background and answer questions. The communitys response has been amazing, she said. The veterans are genuinely touched that the Humane Society remembers them to the extent that we do. After seeing the displays, they feel compelled to tell us about their experiences, and tie it all in to parts of U.S. history. Often, she said, people are brought to tears. Second Chance customers are volunteering to loan uniforms and mementos for the event, she said. Parents and teachers have thanked her for helping educate a new generation about Americas military and those who have served. Giffin said American Indians have a long history of service to our country, which tends to be forgotten but shouldnt be. Their display includes recognition of the Code Talkers, who used complex Native American language as the basis for life-saving military code. The salute to African-American veterans includes the Tuskegee Airmen and Buffalo Soldiers. During a tour of the displays last year, Giffin talked about the recognition those groups have received in the last few years. People know there were African-American soldiers, but they didnt realize some of the dangerous missions they were on and the degree of discrimination they suffered not only while they were in the service but afterwards, she said. It was good to see people read and reflect and talk about it. With the rise of the womens movement, the role of women in the military has received more attention. Their display includes some of Giffins own personal memorabilia and a replica of the Vietnam Womens Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Merchant Marine dates back to the Revolutionary War, she said, and during World War II their civilian volunteers helped transport troops and supplies and were enemy targets. They had a high casualty rate but also a very high success rate, she said. Decades later, they were made eligible for veterans benefits for their wartime service. The Army display includes memorabilia from the U.S. Army Air Corps, a forerunner of todays Air Force. There is no charge to view the displays, and the public is invited. Second Chance managers and volunteers have been very supportive of the Veterans Day event since its conception, Giffin said. Profits from sales at Second Chance benefit the Nassau Humane Society. All veterans and active duty service members with ID will receive a 25-percent discount off any purchase during the Veterans Day salute.r frrnSUBMITTED PHOTOSA display honoring military women will be set up during the Nassau Humane Societys Veterans Day salute. The NHS salute includes all branches of the military as well as facets that often receive less recognition. During an annual Veterans Day program at Southside Elementary School this morning, student Maya Kovalcik will be receiving an award from American Legion Post 54 for her essay, Why Im Proud to be an American. In her piece, Kovalcik wrote, when I go to bed I feel safe and happy because I know we have brave police officers and soliders that will keep us safe. Gaye Foot, a teacher at the school, heads the program to honor veterans each year.SUBMITTED NL 6 col. Fri. 11.09.indd 8 11/8/18 3:30 PM


r rf rrntbbnn n nrbbbr ntrf nnnt tn trn fn ntn nr rftb nttb FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL YULEE HIGH SCHOOL FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL YULEE HIGH SCHOOL YULEE HIGH SCHOOL YULEE HIGH SCHOOL YULEE HIGH SCHOOL YULEE HIGH SCHOOL FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL SUBMITTEDPoe Pinson of Fernandina Beach, center, placed second in pro street division at Exposure Skate 2018 in Encinitas, Calif., garnering $5,000. She is pictured with Kaya Isa, third, left, and sixth-place finisher Kendra Long. Pinson trained for this event at the Main Beach skatepark. The Friends of Fernandina Skatepark is currently raising money for reconstruction of the park. SUBMITTEDThe Fernandina Beach Pickleball Pirates held a Florida vs. Georgia Pickle Bowl Saturday, a week after the big game in Jacksonville. Camden County and St. Simons Island teams accepted the challenge. Matches were held in the morning, followed by a potluck picnic and then open play for all attendees. Georgia beat Florida 6-4. Pictured are Georgia ambassadors Judy Goodson and Charlie Crawley. includes golf cart, greens fees, prizes for all players and a buffet dinner after play. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Entry deadline is Dec. 10. Contact Rich Billings at 6994026 or Mail entries to Steve Heller, 2061 Oak Marsh Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Make checks payable to Fernandina Beach Kiwanis Club. From 10AEmail items for Sports Shorts to Call 2613696 for information.


r fntbn n n B lt A SPECIALThe Fernandina Beach High School girls basketball team opens the 2018-19 season Tuesday in a preseason tour nament at Hilliard. The FBHS Lady Pirates, include, front row from left, Angelina Daniel, Sarah Barlow, Hannah Poole, Hannah Chestnut; middle row, Jayla Floyd, Yoleimy Diaz, Isabella Moore, Nadia White; back row, Cartaleyiah Basnight, Riley Webber, Zada Freeman, Jalay Evans and Talia Hamilton. The Lady Pirates are getting ready to kick off a new season after last years historic run to the state Final Four. But they will be doing it with practically a whole new look since all five seniors from last years team are playing for their college teams now. The Fernandina Beach High School girls basketball team returns four players (Zada Freeman, Riley Webber, Hannah Chestnut and Yoleimy Diaz) who will be heavily used on this years team along with several new faces which look to make an impact for the Lady Pirates. We are not a deep team this season and will likely only have seven to nine players on the team for most games, Coach Jacob Nantz said. But we have been working hard since the summer started and have done very well learning to play together in a new way. We went 8-1 over the summer against Jacksonville teams and have been sticking to a good conditioning schedule. I think we will surprise a lot of teams this year and could be one of the best teams around again. The Lady Pirates have been the winningest girls basketball program in the whole Greater Jacksonville area over the last four years, going 104-16 in that span while reaching the state regional final the last two seasons. To help the program continue its winning tradition, Nantz has brought on Assistant Coach Trevayne Myers, who is a seasoned AAU coach with more than 12 years experience, and Karri Young, a former Nassau County Player of the Year who played at FBHS and in college at Southeastern University. These are great additions to the Lady Pirates program and will be huge in any success we will have going forward, Coach Nantz said. The Lady Pirates kick off their season against Providence at the Hilliard Tipoff at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a Thursday game against the host Hilliard Lady Flashes. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. The regular season opens Nov. 20 at Andrew Jackson. Follow the Lady Pirates on Facebook at FBHS Lady Pirates Basketball for all the basketball action and find the schedule at Winter high school and middle schedules appear on 9A.r PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERFernandina Beach Babe Ruths rookie league teams were in action Saturday at the Buccaneer Sports Complex. Gold played Blue in a double-header that morning and afternoon. The Amelia River Womens Golf Association held its monthly Queen of Clubs tournament on Monday. Susan Klotz was crowned queen with the low net score of the day, 70.fntbrThe St. Michael Knights of Columbus ninth annual charity golf tournament will be held Nov. 30 at Oak Marsh course at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. This years event will include team and individual awards along with a silent auction and raffle for various prizes. Registration and pre-tournament warm-up begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. Play is a captains choice using a four-person team scramble format. The entry fee is $150 and includes post-tournament hors doeuvres. For those attending just the awards ceremony, the cost is $35 per person. All tournament golfers are also entitled to play a pre-tournament and post-tournament round of golf on the Oak Marsh course at the reduced rate of $50. This annual event is the local Knights Council 14295s major fundraiser every year. The proceeds from this tournament benefit numerous charities in Nassau County. Among those are Special Olympics Nassau, Salvation Army Hope House, Council on Aging, Food for Families, Coats for Kids, Care Centers of Nassau, Ark of Nassau, USO, Beach Buddies for Fernandina   Beach High School, Hornet Buddies for Yulee High School and St. Michaels Academy. Last year, the 132 Knights in the local Council provided thousands of dollars to Nassau County charities as well as thousands of man hours of volunteer service. For information and to register for the event, call Tom Smeeton at 321-4139 or Bob Gerth at 491-0368 or email Fernandina Beach Kiwanis Club will hold the 33rd annual Charity Golf Tournament on Dec. 12 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. The field is limited to the first 80 players. Shotgun start is at noon. Cost is $100 per person and f rrbr KlotzGOLF Continued on 9A NEW Sports Fri.indd 1 11/8/18 3:15 PM


rfntbt ft t rf ntbb bb nn nnr rf nnb rffr nfnbr fnfb rrbtbffn bbb bbfrnbb rbfrn n bnfr rb fr ffb frn bbr nb t On the second Saturday of each month, galleries and several retail businesses in Fernandina Beachs Historic Downtown host Artrageous Artwalk, a self-guided tour of art produced by local artists. Generally, the hours of the event are 5-8 p.m. but may vary from location to location. Residents and visitors to the area can enjoy various types of art and meet a few of the artists at some of the participating galleries and stores. Media used by the artists can vary between photography, pottery, copper, metal, fused, as well as stained glass, watercolors, acrylics, oils, batik and more. The photos here represent some of the art on display this month. Here is some of the artwork that will be on display this weekend.rfntbtbfnThe artists of 2nd Story Gallery & Studios are moonstruck over this Saturdays Artwalk. Under the influence of the moon this month are artists Lois Grunder, Lorraine Kilmer, and Pam Vieser. Acrylics by Grunder and Kilmer capture the beauty and mystery of a full or crescent moon on an autumn night. Viesers detailed photographs of a crescent and full moon on black designer acrylic and mini blocks make you feel like you are looking through a telescope at this magical celestial satellite. Come and join our artists in our celebration of the moon while enjoying some wine, light food, and the sunset and moonrise over the Amelia River. 2nd Story Gallery & Studios will be open 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday for Artwalk and is located at 5 S. Second St. in Fernandina Beach.tnrrtttbCarol Winner Art Gallery will feature photographer LeeAnne White during the month of November. The show opening will be held 5-8 p.m. during Saturdays Artwalk. White is a nationally recognized landscape photographer, writer and teacher and her work is in collections both nationally and internationally. Carol Winner Art Gallery is located at 218B Ptanque players from around the world have converged in Fernandina Beach for the 12th annual Ptanque Amelia Island Open. The event starts today and continues through Sunday along the Amelia River waterfront south of the Fernandina Harbor Marina. More than 180 doubles teams have registered to play in the tournament, which also includes related festivities, food trucks and more. The event is free to spectators. A random draw will determine how teams are placed into the field with geographic separation used to avoid teams from the same region playing one another in the qualifying rounds. The schedule for the tournament follows.10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Morning and afternoon clinics for all levels and Play With a Champion 1:30 to 5 p.m. Ladies Doubles Tournament (south end compact format) 2 p.m. Sign-in for teams begins, waiver completion, and official team draw 5:30 p.m. Welcome reception for registered teams; Taste of Amelia Island social 7 p.m. Sign-in endsAt the end of the day, the top 32 teams based on wins and point differentials will advance to the Main Concours A. The next best 32 teams will advance to Concours B. The remaining teams are seeded into four separate Consolantes. The Consolantes will be equal in terms of play and prizes. 7:30 to 8 a.m. Team check-in for late arrivals 8:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony and group photos 9 to 10 a.m. first game 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. second game 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch break with live music by Shell and Friends 1 to 2 p.m. third game 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. fourth game 4 to 5 p.m. fifth gameWinners of their first games on Sunday will advance within their brackets. Losers will drop into their respective second brackets (AA, BB, CC, etc.). From this point forward, it is single elimination in each bracket, making for five rounds of play to determine the winners in all 10 brackets. 8 a.m. Team check-in and announcements; music by Fernandina Beach High School Band 9 to 10 a.m. Sixteenth Final 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Eighth Final 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch break with live music by Island Vibe 1 to 2 p.m. Quarter Final 2:30 to 3:30 p..m Semi Final 4 p.m. Grand Finals followed by awards ceremony rfntbrTicket holders for this years Holiday Home Tour are in for a rare treat as they enter The Studio, built and owned by Tom and Emily Roberts at 1554 S. Fletcher Ave. In 2015, the Roberts purchased a property next to their own familys home that included a cottage, but renovation proved impossible due to FEMA codes. The cottage was removed and the couple started from scratch. Toms only request was that the outside of the two structures look alike. Visitors on the tour will find that they do indeed look alike gray stained shingles, white trim and metal seam roofs. The interior is all Emily and she delighted in breaking design rules by creating unusual spaces that are light, airy and inspiring for their many guests who seem to enjoy Fernandina Beach as much as they do. The Studio is connected to their family home, The Nest, by a faux grass yard and wrought iron gate. Other than size, the two homes may be distinguished by weathervanes: The Studio displays a dog while The Nest, which was open on a previous Holiday Home Tour, supports an owl. Upon entering the home, each guest will be enthusiastically welcomed by Robert Roberts, a taxidermic llama complete with a personalized collar, Peruvian blankets and Tibetan prayer shawl. You must hear his fascinating story from an available docent. Nearby is a collection of vintage binoculars that are the result of Emilys personal pursuit. She loves the idea that these binoculars have seen something! DEREMER STUDIOSHundreds of ptanque players will take part in the 12th annual Ptanque Amelia Island Open over the next three days. Ptanque players vying for annual championship LOIS GRUNDERBlue Moon, framed rrfr ELIZABETH WILKES PHOTOGRAPHY/SPECIALThe Studio on South Fletcher Avenue is used by friends and family of owners Tom and Emily Roberts. Visitors on the Holiday Home Tour will have a delightful welcome by Robert as they enter. LORRAINE DUBUIS KILMERMoon Shadows, acrylic.ART Continued on 2B TOUR Continued on 2B NL 6 col. Fri. 11.09.indd 13 11/8/18 10:17 AM


r The Broadway classic South Pacific is on stage at Amelia Musical Playhouse. The plot is based on the James Michener book, Tales of the South Pacific, many of which are based on true stories. Familiar songs include Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Nothing Like Dame, In Love With a Wonderful Guy, and many more.Show dates are at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 277-3455 or visit Amelia Community Theatre has tickets on sale for the quirky, dark comedy End Days, with performances at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday at 209 Cedar St. in Fernandina Beach. As a troubled family waits for the world to end, one Wednesday, a teenager dressed as Elvis helps them accept each other and face the past, present, and future. The show is rated PG-13 for adult language and situations. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students through college and available by calling 261-6749 or visiting The American Legion Post 54 is sponsoring the Veterans Day parade set for Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. The parade will begin at Veterans Memorial Park and follow the usual route. Afterward, the Legion will host an old-fashioned cookout at its headquarters at 626 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. In addition, the Legion Will be open to the public this weekend and will host musical entertainment both Friday ( Hupp and Ray) and Saturday (Just US) evenings.The Nassau County Public Library System will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. The book drops will convenience. The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its monthly coffee Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. Women interested in joining the club who reside in Nassau County (no matter how long they have lived there) are wel come to attend. For further information contact Coffees@ The Amelia Island Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at 201 Jean Lafitte Ave. in Fernandina Beach. The topic, Squaring up Your Quilt, is geared for quilters who send quilts to long-arm quilters or complete their own quilting. This program, for all levels of quilters, demonstrates how to square a quilt to make the final work easier. Janet Sebastian will guide participants in that special technique that makes your quilt special. The Guild will also host a special show and tell viewing of quilts creat ed by members who submitted quilts to the recent Jacksonville Quilt Show. Members are encouraged to participate in the show and tell, featuring completed quilts, fiber arts and charity quilts. Participants will have the opportunity to pur chase raffle tickets for the quilt, Celebrating 30 Years. For more information visit aiquil Gene Frenette, sports columnist at the Florida Times-Union, will be guest speaker luncheon at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club at 2800 Bill Melton Road in Fernandina Beach. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a social halfhour. Reservations for the lun cheon must be made by email to or by phone to 310-9055 by Saturday, Nov. 10. Cost is $15 when reservations are made in advance. The cost of the luncheon is $20 for those without reservations. The $15 lunch checks can be mailed to MNC, P.O. Box 16291, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 to arrive by Nov. 10. Non-members, attending a meeting for the first time, will be charged $15, and if they join the MNC that day, the $15 luncheon cost will be applied to the membership fee. The Amelia Island Museum of History will hold its next 3rd on 3rd Street program at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. The program will be presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partner ship with the Museum. Special guest Dr. Gary Mormino will give a presentation entitled, Foods That Define Florida. From caldo gallego to key lime pie and from the origins of the Cuban sandwich to whether Florida has its own style of BBQ, Mormino will take attendees on a delicious culinary heritage. This is a program that is sure to satisfy the pickiest of eaters. This program is free to the public with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. The event is handicap accessible. Seating is first-come, firstserved. After the event attendees will be asked to fill out a two-question survey online. For more information contact Joshua Whitfield at 261-7378, ext. 102, or joshua@ame The Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. The Amelia Island Museum of History and the Amelia Island Quilt Guild will officially open a travel ing hexie quilt exhibit from nationally recognized quilter Mary Kerr at 6 p.m. Friday, Ofn A f r frfrn tbtbr frnb rrr frWednesday, November 7 Solution Nov. 16. However, the exhibit will be open throughout the day Friday prior to the 6 p.m. kick-off. This exhibit will open series under the theme Arts and Culture. Members of the Amelia Island Quilt Guild will share some of the rich history behind the quilts of the exhibit, as well as the history behind sary being celebrated in 2019. The Guild will also be selling quilt-related memorabilia to raise funds for the organiza tion. This evening program is free to the public and is handicap accessible. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information contact Joshua Whitfield at 261-7378, ext. 102, or joshua@ame The Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. Auto Legends Amelia Cars and Conversation will meet 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at Ocean Air Coating, 924 T. J. Courson Road, Fernandina Beach (across the street from Walmart and Nassau Health Food). This event is open to anyone who enjoys cars. Unique and legendary autos will be on display and owners will be available to answer questions. The American Legion Riders Steak Dinner will be held 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. For $12, you receive a N.Y. strip cooked to order with a baked potato, salad, corn, and a roll. Dinners are open to the public (membership in the American Legion not required) at 626 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. The Eight Flags Chapter of the American Business host its annual fundraising event to benefit the Shop with Cops program. Hosted as an auction offering gifts for every member on your Christmas list, this event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Fernandina Beach Golf Course. Tickets are $20 and proceeds will support the local youth of Fernandina Beach. A cash bar will also be available. Inspired by Don Monahan sev eral years ago, the Shop with Cops program facilitates chil dren spending time with a local police officer, sharing in holi day spirit and fun, while foster ing mutual respect among the child, the family and our local police force. All children who participate in the Shop with Cops program enjoy a night of empowerment, choosing not only their Christmas gift(s), but gift(s) for others as well, includ ing their parents, siblings and maybe even a pet. To enjoy an evening of cocktails, heavy cheer, RSVP to 233-8810 or 261-2114.rUF/IFAS Nassau Extension Director Rebecca Jordi will conduct a plant clinic 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19. All county residents are invited to bring plant samples showing land scape problems to the Yulee Extension office on Pages Dairy Road. Problems will be identified and solutions offered for correction. There is no fee for this service. For information call 530-6353. Master Gardeners are on duty 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays at 530-6350; press for Yulee office. The Nassau County Public Library System will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in obser vance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The book drops will remain open for the conve nience of the public. Captain John Ansett of Department will present a program on crime scene investigation procedures at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Fernandina Beach Branch Library. Ansett is an accomplished law enforcement management professional with an extensive background in the criminal investigations division, with 19 years of law enforcement experience with Office. This is a One Book, One Community program based on the book, The by bestselling author Steve Berry.rrThe Nassau Community Band has announced the season. fall 2018 schedule includes the following dates: Nov. 24, Fernandina Beach Christmas tree lighting Dec. 6, Savannah Grand Christmas concert Dec. 9, Dickens on Centre Christmas concert Led by Dr. Marc Dickman, the band meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Yulee Middle School, located at 85439 Miner Road in Yulee 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 Gallery is located at 18 N. Second St. in Fernandina Beach. For more information, visit Local artist Lisa Inglis will host painting parties at The Green Turtle Tavern and Cost is $20 per canvas with several designs from which to choose. Supplies are provided. The Green Turtle Tavern, 14 S. Third St., 5-7 p.m. Nov. 20, and Dec. 4 and 18. Garden, 12 S. Second St., 1-4:30 p.m. Dec. 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 for $15. A dance workshop is offered 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays for $10 per person. Ballroom On Amelia is at 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. Neither a partner nor a reser vation is required. Call 6240886 or visit ballroomoname or the Ballroom on Amelia Facebook page. 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, 2188 Sadler Road. All materials are provided. Cost is $45. To register, contact Julie at 518-322-7937. Overeaters Anonymous meets in the parlor at St. 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Contact Ilona at 261-9361. Contract bridge, Monday and Thursday, except the first Monday of each month, 12:303:30 p.m., Peck Community Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Visitors will gaze on many items throughout the house that the owners have collected over years of international adventures. The water bag hanging on the newel post is from Morocco. The entire home has unique lighting fixtures so be sure to gaze up as well as around. After climbing a set of 15 stairs, visitors will have a view of the living space as well as a first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean beyond a wide deck and lovely white sand dune. The gathering room has a marble-topped coffee table and eagle feathers as well as a bird cage filled with colorful birds, interesting beetles and other insects. Passing through the dining area with a farmhousestyle wooden table, guests proceed to the kitchen. Here, white subway tiles and a deep white sink contrast beautifully with black cabinets, open shelves and countertops. A displayed bust is called phrenology. See if you can figure out the meaning. The master suite, also on this floor, has white walls, curtains and comforter with a bright red headboard. Notice the sliding stable closet door with mermaid handle. Up 16 more stairs is a deceptively large third floor. From a spacious hallway one can look down two flights to the entryway or up to a skylight of unusual shape and structure. The upstairs design is a circle with three bedrooms and two baths as well as an office, meditation, and creative space. Look for another mermaid as you walk this level. The first bedroom is a childs room with white walls, headboard and shelves. A soft sculpture llama head smiles down from over the window. Notice an old-fashioned decorative Florida scarf and paper dolls. Passing through a white bathroom is the second bedroom again with white walls. This is no childrens room, however, with a beaded chandelier and framed licenses empowering Laura, Elizabeth and Rowdy Kate to follow said occupation for business for three months having paid the $2.50 fee. The third bedroom has its own bath, and although the white walls continue, the decorative pieces rug, alligator pillow, and framed astrological charts offer more subdued browns and grays. Returning to the first floor, an inviting family room with gray floor tile, a hanging wicker chair, a white sculpture of an alligator and framed words of wisdom empties onto a second outdoor deck facing the dunes of Amelia Island. Emilys surprise to her husband was an actual artists studio that will not be part of the tour. Several years ago, Tom took up painting as a hobby so Emily gifted him with a room off the garage with deck and beach views to be his personal place of creating, stirring things up and refuge for inspiration. This home will be decorated for the season by Patty Spaulding of Harris Teeter Flower Gallery. Many thanks to Patty as well as Tom and Emily Roberts for their generous gifts to the Museum and the community. Fascinating as this unusually creative home is, it is only one of five homes open to ticket holders for this years Holiday fntbfnbf Holiday Home Tour Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the following locations: Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., 261-7378, ext. 100. Amelia Island Welcome Center (The Depot), 102 Centre St., 277-0717. Peterbrooke Chocolatier, 1427 Sadler Road, 277-0162. The Plantation Shop, 4828 First Coast Highway, 261-2030. Cape House, 4810 First Coast Highway, 844-2384. All locations accept cash and checks only, except for the Museum, which also accepts credit cards, and the Cape House, which accepts cash and credit cards only. Tickets are $25 if purchased before Nov. 30. Tickets on days of the tour will be $30 and available only at the Museum. Discounted tickets of $20 for parties of 10 or more are available only at the Museum. For information, call 2617378, ext. 105. On the days of the tour, tickets will only be available at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Hands-On Holiday Workshop One of the designers who will help decorate some of the FSMD, of Revelation Design, will host holiday design work shops at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, and Tuesday, Nov. 27, at her shop, located at 2383 Jamestown Road in Fernandina Beach. The cost of fresh-cut flowers and all other needed materials for the classes will be $50, with profits donated to the Museum. To sign up for the workshop or for more infor mation, call 261-5546. Home Tour. All are located on Fletcher Avenue and have spectacular beach views so make you plans now to enjoy an old or new holiday tradition in Fernandina Beach. Tickets are available now and discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are available at the Museum. Make a day of it and allow yourself to be swept into the holiday spirit.Continued from 1B Ash St. and is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily but is closed Tuesdays.nb rnrbFern and Dinas will spotlight many artists during November in a small format show that will feature art that is 12-by12-inches or smaller. During the holiday season, visitors can collect small works of art from their favorite and emerging artists. As pieces sell, they will be replaced by new art. Fern and Dinas Gallery and Gifts is located at 26 S. Fifth St. in Fernandina Beach.nfbbfIsland Art Associations Nouveau Art Show and Sale, themed Patterns, runs through the end of November in the south gallery. IAAs Holiday Gift Shop opens Nov. 10 in the gallery. Featured artist of the month is Rosemary Skidmore. Rosemary creates memorable and unique mixed media art from found items. Among her favorite materials to work with are beach shells, sand, and sea glass. The IAA is located at 18 N. Second St. in downtown Fernandina Beach and will remain open until 8 p.m. Saturday for Artwalk. For more information about how to participate in Nouveau Art, classes, workshops, and ways to support IAAs charitable mission, visit from 1B LEEANNE WHITE/CAROL WINNER ART GALLERY EVA MARIE BURNS/ FERN AND DINAS GALLERY AND GIFTSSunbathers, stoneware clay and glaze.Catch A Wave.ROSEMARY SKIMORE ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION NL 6 col. Fri. 11.09.indd 14 11/8/18 10:19 AM


Call 261-3696 to find out how your restaurant can become a part of our new weeklyDining Out feature page. 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 r Members of the Mighty Marching Pirates of Fernandina Beach High School celebrate after competing at a Bandmasters Association Marching Band event.SUBMITTED SUBMITTEDrfntAs part of Rotary Internationals New Generations initiative, the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise has launched the EarlyAct Club of Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, a program to help students gain awareness and knowledge of their community while promoting respect for others and building friendships, according to a news release. The club also engages students in character-building activities and prepares them for leadership roles as they identify and carry out projects that benefit their local and global communities as well as their school, the release says. The EarlyAct Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. every other Wednesday morning at the school. For more information about the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise, visit SUBMITTEDnbrFaith Christian Academy has announced that Mrs. Kassie Sikes, left, and Mrs. Ashley Benoit, right, have been selected by the Florida League of Christian Schools to share their classroom experience with other Christian educators. It is an honor for teachers to be selected as presenters and to receive this prestigious training, the announcement states. Faith Christian Academy is accredited by FLOCS and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. For information about Faith Christian Academy, contact Bryan Alvar at or 321-2137. bLast Saturday, the Mighty Marching Pirates of Fernandina Beach High School participated in the 2018 District 17 Bandmasters Association Marching Band Competition, held at the school. The band, along with 16 others from schools in Nassau and Duval counties, performed its 10-minute show titled, Do You Hear the People Sing? for a panel of six judges and hundreds of spectators. The show consisted of five songs from the Broadway musical Les Miserables: Work Song, End of the Day, I Dreamed a Dream, Attack on Rue Plumet, and One Day More. The performance, under the direction of Tyler Odom and Asa Jernigan and with drum major and FBHS senior Alondra Vega, earned straight Superior ratings in the categories of music, general effect, visual, auxiliary and percussion. This is the second year in a row the band has achieved this honor. The weekends performance wraps up a winning season at three other competitions for the Mighty Marching Pirates. First Coast Marching Invitational: first place class 2a, and sixth overall in finals. Panther Pride Invitational: fourth overall in preliminaries and finals, as well as several Best in Class awards. Battle on the Border: fourth out of 18 bands in preliminaries; first place in class 1a, and Silver Division champions; straight Superior ratings, and Best in Class drum major, color guard, drum line, and music. The bands performances were assisted by visual coordinator Jeanne Abrew, color guard instructor Rene Pittman, percussion instructor Mike Rippstein, and director emeritus Johnnie Robinson.PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERtrBetty Maloys second-grade class at Southside Elementary School visited the Amelia Island Nature Center at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort last week and participated in a variety of activities. Above left, Tre Holland meets one of the residents of the Nature Center a tortoise. Eric Dalton and his classmates make shark tooth necklaces, right. SUBMITTEDtThe students of St. Michael Academy spent an entire day in October with New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz, who shared tips on research and writing as well as some of the twists and turns of his 15 novels, including his latest release Grenade. SUBMITTEDThe Amelia Island Montessori Schools upper elementary class dressed in costume on Halloween with an educational purpose. Each student researched a historical figure and then presented their research while dressed as that person. Pictured are Albert Einstein, Kenyan environmental political activist Wangari Maathai, Cuban national hero Jos Mart, and Walt Disney. NL 6 col. Fri. 11.09.indd 15 11/8/18 9:35 AM


r Rfn Worship this wee kat the place of your choice... Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL 3209785971 Harts Rd. 9042255128 Y BC ULEE Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome! HURCH 904-261-4293 7:30AM Rite 1 Service 8:15AM Breakfast 9:00AM Rite 2 Service 10:10AM Fellowship 11:00AM Rite 2 6:00PM 2nd Sunday 4th Sunday Celtic ServiceWelcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &AtlanticSt. Peters Episcopal Church B LACKROCK B APTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John Kasper, PASTORSunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Awana Wednesday 6:45 pm 8:15 pm Nursery Provided 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Nursery/Childrens church provided Located near Yulee Winn-Dixie 96038 Lofton Square Court 904-491-0363 F o c u s e d o n J e s u s C h r i s t F a i t h f u l t o G o d s W o r d O v e r f l o w i n g w i t h G o d s l o v e Sunday Service at 10am American Beach Community Center 1600 Julia Street UnityIsleofLight www. u nity i sleof l ight.comAll are welcome. Discover the Difference at Amelia Baptist Church Sunday Service at 10amat American Beach Community Center 1600 Julia Street Call 904-518-8987 for more information All are invited & children are welcomed Unity. A Positive Path for Spiritual Living Positive Path for Spiritual Living r fntbnnb b t bbbbnn bbnn bnn bbb brnn b 904 491 6082 8:00 AM Holy Communion ( aid) 9:15 AM Sunday Bible College 10:30 AM Holy Communion ( ung) The Church with the RED DOORS In Amelia Park by the YMCA 1830 Lake Park Drive Anglican Province of America TRINIT Y CHURCH HOL Y FIVE POINTS BAPTISTMORE THAN A CHURCH, WERE FAMILYCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. FRANK CAMAROTTI, Pastor Sunday School ........................................ 10:00am Worship Service ..................................... 11:00am Evening Worship ......................................5:00pm Young Adult Bible Study ........................... 7:00pm Wednesday Encounter Youth Group .......... 7:00pm Children in Action .................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Prayer Service ........................ 7:00pm736 Bonnieview Road 904-261-4615 Nursery provided WorshipInJoy.comFind us on Facebook: Five Points Baptist Encounter Youth Christ Fellowship Church850987 U.S. 17 North, Yulee Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30am Wednesday Evening 6:30pm Messed up people, Saved by Christ, and Loved by God. Pastor J.J. Bradleywww.christfellowshipn .org Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. (904)277-4414www.ameliachapel.comAmelia Plantation Chapel 36 Bowman Road Pastor Conrad SharpsYou Are Welcome Here! rfntb rf ftbrrb trrt rrffbt nrnrbrrfnttbbrrnrf Teaching and Living a Changed Life in Jesus Christ LEGACY BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School all ages 9:30am Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Nursery and childrens church provided Wednesday Night Meal at 5:15pm, Bible study all ages 5:45pm, Prayer service 7:00pm Nursery provided.941328 Old Nassauville Road in Volunteer Fire Dept. Building 904-753-0731 Sunday School all ages 9:30am Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Nursery provided Wednesday Night Service 6pm Nursery provided 941328 Old Nassauville Road in Volunteer Fire Dept. Building 904-753-0731 Pastor Bill Yeldell Weekend Masses:Sat Mass 4 p.m. (7:00pm Spanish) Sun Mass 8 a.m. (9:30am Family) Rev. Rafal 86000 St. Francis WayIntersection of SR200 & Gene Lasserre Blvd. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission Church ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Catholic Mission Advertise Your Church Here!To advertise in the Church Directory; Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 In the Heart of Fernandina 9 N. 6th StreetDr. Wain Wesberry, PastorRev. Julie JensenAssociate Pastor FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Nursery Children Youth Adults 261-3837 r First Missionary Baptist Church, located at 20 S. Ninth St. in Fernandina Beach, will launch a clothes giveaway ministry Saturday, Nov. 10, at the churchs Emma B. Delaney Fellowship Hall. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to take part in this free event that is expected to continue on the second Saturday of every month. Refreshments will be served. For questions call 583-3437.ffnrJoin us at noon Tuesday, Nov. 13, as we worship our King and then read, ponder, question and discuss His words of prophecy and encouragement in Matthew 24. The Salvation Army Hope House is located at 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach.ntbrThe East Nassau Ministerial Association will present the Community Thanksgiving worship service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to this evening of worship and music at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 2600 Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina Beach. Rev. Mark Charles from Memorial United Methodist Church will provide the message. A love offering will be collected for the East Nassau Ministerial Association, an ecumenical gathering of local clergy who meet regularly to pray and find ways to support Christcentered causes in Nassau County. The clergy in this group organize and lead the Thanksgiving service and Easter sunrise service at Fort Clinch and work with graduating seniors at Fernandina Beach High School to provide baccalaureate. For more information on the Thanksgiving service, call 261-6306.nSt. Michael Catholic Church will host A Question of Compassion, a workshop to discuss the ethical and medical questions regarding health care decisions and the threat of assisted suicide legislation, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17. Panelists will include Rev. Leonard Chuwa, A.J., BCC., Ph.D., system director of Formation and Ethics at St. Vincents Hospital, and Mariann Hughes, former associate director of Advocacy at the Maryland Catholic Conference. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. To RSVP or for more information, contact May Oliver at 262-3200, ext. 159, or moliver@dosafl. com. The Church is located at 202 N. Fourth St. in Fernandina Beach.fThe congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach will celebrate the churchs 160th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a total campus tour and a 10:30 a.m. worship service that will be followed by a traditional southern Homecoming dinner on the grounds. Former pastors and church and community members are invited to join the celebration. For more information, contact the church at 261-3837.nrrThe Salvation Army Hope House is in need of the following types of donations. Personal hygiene: deodorant, laundry detergent, toothbrushes, disposable razors, shaving cream, bug spray, feminine products and diapers (sizes 2-5). Thanksgiving fixings: jelly, canned fruit, yams, collard and mustard greens, cream of mushroom soup, dried onion rings and canned, bottled or powdered turkey gravy. Thank you for bringing your generous donations to The Salvation Army Hope House, 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach, between 10 a.m. and noon and 1 and 4 p.m.rbFranklintown Community Church of Amelia Island Bible Study has changed to 2 p.m. every Wednesday. A meal will be served every second Wednesday of the month in its Gabriel Means Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. The Church is located at 1415 Lewis St. in American Beach. For more information, call 277-2726 or 261-5354.nAmelia Baptist Church hosts the Bible Study for College Age group at 7 p.m. each Sunday. For information and directions, call Adam Page at 261-9527.trrnPrince of Peace Lutheran Church is the only Lutheran church in Nassau County and offers two worship services on Sunday mornings. The 9 a.m. service is a traditional liturgical service, while the 10:45 a.m. service is a more casual service. All children present are invited to join in the sending song by picking out a percussion instrument to add to the joy of our worship time together. On the fifth Sunday of each month there is one combined service at 10 a.m., following by a fellowship meal and community service project. Children are welcome, however, a nursery area is available for children five years old and younger. Holy Communion is offered at all worship services, open to all baptized believers in Jesus Christ. Lutheranism is Bible-based and utilizes the Common Lectionary of scripture readings. Prince of Peace is located on Amelia Island at 2600 Atlantic Ave. To learn more, visit Submit event announcements/briefs to: Calendar Listing c/o News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034;; or 261-3696.The midterms are behind us. Perhaps now, for a while, we can relish some quiet. Its fascinating, isnt it, that we pundits, politicians, and footsoldier citizens constantly complain about the incivility in public discourse. Its divisive. It stirs resentment. It destroys our sense of community. And we can see perfectly well that both parties deliberately pit citizens against one another neighbors who are meant to partner in the shared project of forging our nation for the sake of short-lived power. We hate it. And we keep doing it. Theres more to it, of course, than the battle to retake the House or hold the Senate. Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, Christians and secularists we have less in common than we used to. Were certain that were right and theyre wrong. And truth be told, were pretty sure theyre evil. How do we speak civilly to them? The Bible talks about that. For example, when Christ issued the Great Commission, we see that he instructed his followers to make disciples of all nations, to teach them his commandments, and thereby spread the good news of the gospel. At its core, then, Christianity is evangelistic which, by the dictionarys definition, means we advocate [our] cause with the object of making converts. In other words, we teach and preach, but we never attempt to browbeat anyone into believing something that grates against their conscience. At the same time, we understand that humans, because theyre Gods image, can reason. Despite their hardhearted rants on Twitter, we know that our neighbors can enter into conversations about health care, immigration, and trade policy. That means they can change their minds. Our neighbors, believe it or not, can sharpen their thinking, and most are capable of seeing things from an unfamiliar perspective. We are too. I know it sounds nave. When we hear the rhetoric and watch the rallies, we cant help but think the cultures too far gone. But even our society, with its abuse of social media and cable news, cant be more twisted than ancient Athens. When the Apostle Paul first visited Greeces capital, he was struck by the rampant idolatry. So, according to Acts 17:17, he began to reason in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. Before long, he caught the eye of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers who began to argue with him. To pursue the debate, they invited Paul to a meeting on Mars Hill, where, were told, they grilled him about his new teaching. Paul eagerly went along, and when it was his turn to speak, he declared, Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown, I am going to proclaim to you (Acts 17:23). He went on to talk about the power and presence of God, and how, one day, he will judge the world. Paul never compromised the truth, but he nimbly adapted his message for this audience. Peter Wehner and Michael Gerson, authors of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era, point out, He spoke to them in Hellenistic rather than Judaic terms, as a philosopher more than as a Christian theologian, and in a manner that engaged them rather than repelled them. When Paul spoke, the authors point out, he relied on Gods common grace, confident, therefore, that certain essential truths have been revealed to all men. Hence, he could become all things to all men, as he wrote in his letter to the Corinthians, so that by all possible means [he] might save some. George Weigel, the Catholic theologian, argues that, if Paul could commandeer an Athenian idol to reveal the Gospel of Christ, we can figure out how to translate our beliefs into language and images that reveal Gods wisdom and that illustrate how we, neighbors who inhabit the same city, ought to live with one another. Despite the evidence on Twitter, our neighbors are still drawn to noble causes and winsome people. And regardless of what we see on cable news, Pauls wise instruction stands: Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. According to Wehner and Gerson, thats how the peace of Christ will supplant todays rancor. Richard Doster lives in Fernandina Beach with his wife Sally. Hes the editor of byFaith, the magazine of the Presbyterian Church in America, and attends Grace Community Church in Yulee. Reach him at r fr t FILE PHOTOnrSt. Peters Episcopal Church at 801 Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina Beach will hold a Bluegrass Mass at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the courtyard. The community is invited to attend. rMore than 200 Senior Angels low-income, elderly Nassau County residents are ready for adoption at the Salvation Army Hope House as part of the organizations annual Senior Angel Tree program. To participate, stop by the Hope House at 410 S. 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