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American Profile

About 10 percent of vehi-
cle owners had yet to buy
their 1958 auto tags despite
an extension of the Feb. 20
deadline to March 7.
February 27, 1958

Sales of existing single-
family homes soared in
January, marking the largest
monthly increase in 16 years
of data keeping by the
National Association of
Marcy 2, 1983

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City commissioners voted
3-2 to prepare a bond issue to
pay for the marina redevelop-
ment project
March 4, 1998

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'Tree law


It's back to the drawing board
for a proposed tree protection law
following a series of public hear-
ings hosted by Nassau County
Four commissioners made plain
during the public hearings, the last
one Feb. 21 in Fernandina Beach,
that they want no part of a law that
restricts small private property
owners' right to cut trees in unin-
corporated Nassau County. The
city of Fernandina Beach has such
a law, and there are limits in unin-
corporated Amelia Island.
Commissioners Tom Branan,
Jim B. Higginbotham, Barry
Holloway and Marianne Marshall
all have voiced support for some
kind of tree ordinance, but not this
one. Mike Boyle, co-chair of a com-
mittee that spent six months com-
ing up with the proposal, said he
was disappointed with the outcome..
The committee will meet again
and seek compromise language.
"It might be limited to parcels
under development on major road-
ways," Growth Management
Director Walter Fufidio said
Commissioners have com-
plained about the cleaircutting of
trees to make way for shopping
centers along A1A, for example,
but the public hearings were dom-
inated by West Side residents who
wanted no part of a law to limit
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Community Newspapers
Nassau County Commissioners
approved Monday increasing the
size of the county planning and zon-
ing board from eight to 11 mem-
The quorum for the flew board
to take action on matters before it
will be six members.
Five of the appointees will serve
in an "at-large" capacity, with no
residential restrictions; five will rep-
resent each of the county's political
geographic districts; and one will
represent the school board.
Appointees now will "serve at
the will of the board" in an effort to
help ensure that those appointed
are informed of zoning procedures.
"I want to make sure that every
person sitting on that board is pay-
ing attention, they understand and
they participate," said Commission
Chair Marianne Marshall. She
cited concerns about absenteeism
and performing other work during
"If I hear of one being more
interested .in other things, doing
other work, they should be imme-
diately terminated. That is how
important that position is," said
Vice Chair Mike Boyle shared
the concern, saying, "If there is an
issue with absences I would replace
them quickly."
Commissioners are looking at a
pool of candidates from among
applications submitted to the coun-
The planning board's size was
reduced from nine members to
seven in 2004 because absenteeism
frequently prevented it from having
a quorum. It then became- eight
members when the school board
representative was added, poten-
tially thwarting the board from
COUNTY Continued on 4A
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Yulee woman

a 'homicide'

in Kingsland

A 21-year-old Yulee woman was
found dead Tuesday morning in a
hotel room in Kingsland, Ga. A
"person of interest" found driving
her vehicle has been arrested.
Police say the cause of Michelle
Lynn Hainley's death is still under
investigation.' However, it was
referred to as a homicide in a writ-
ten statement released by Lt. Todd
Tetterton of the Kingsland Police
Following the discovery of
Hainley's body at the Ramada Inn,


police found her
vehicle, a 2008
Dodge Avenger,
parked at an
apartment com-
plex in St.
Marys, Ga.
The driver
was identified as
Kristopher M.
Robinson of St.

Following questioning,
Robinson was arrested on a charge
DEAD Continued on 3A

Pair accused of

stealing $1S million

A Yulee woman and her moth-
er were arrested"Wednesday for
allegedly stealing nearly $1 million
f~om Taylor's Nursery in Yulee.
:Police say 42-year-old Tammy
Renee Ogletree was employed with
the business as an office manager
from August 2001 until July 2007,

when she married and moved from
Nassau County to Eaton, Ga.
Following her departure, the nurs-
ery owner's new management dis-
covered that "things weren't adding
up," according to Nassau County
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves.
Things weren't adding up
because, allegedly, Ogletree-with
EMBEZZLE Continued on 3A

Schools brace

for budget cuts

There was a colorful display, top, at the second annual
Chili Cook-Off held Saturday on Third Street to benefit the
Amelia Island Montessori School. Visitors enjoyed many
types of chili, a live band and a fun zone for the children.
Mike Carpenter of the Green Turtle Tavern, above, dishes
up "Sirloin Chili."

A$1.2 million reduction in funds
this.year has prompted Nassau
County Schools Superintendent
John Ruis to impose financial con-
straints throughout the school dis-
Ruis issued to all principals,
directors and coordinators a Feb.
12 memorandum outlining restrict-
ed operational and purchasing pro-
cedures, effective immediately, "in
anticipation of budget adjust-
ments," he said.
"It doesn't look like it's going

to be a good year financially," he
told the school board Feb. 14. Next
year there will be "personnel and
staff reductions as a result of the
shortfalls we're anticipating."
The clamp down comes after
the district "absorbed a 2 percent,
or approximately $1.2 million
reduction in funds from the initial
2007-8 legislative appropriation,"
Ruis wrote.
The district anticipates a sec-
ond 1.25 percent, or $900,000,
reduction in early March.
"We set aside some money ear-
SCHOOLS Continued on 3A

Restoring family is key to success

She grew up in Yulee sur-
rounded by a large extended fam-
Members of that family sur-
rounded Joanhe Mitchell Martin
again on Saturday when she
returned home to serve as speak-
er for the Nassau County Com-
munity Development Corporation's
28th annual Peck Community
"Restoring the Family" was the
focus of this year's event that ben-
efits the organization's scholarship
Martin, co-founder and execu-
tive director of The National Great
Blacks in Wax Museum in
Baltimore, Md., told the gathering
"blacks have a strong helping tra-
Traditions serve as a guide to
the ancestors' expectations, Martin
said. "Our ancestors definitely
wanted us to help one another."
That tradition emphasizes the
importance of the collective above

that of the individual. "We, and not'
I, was the law of African life,"
Martin said.
The NCCDC remembered two
of its dedicated supporters, Ele
Colborn and Cassandra Mitchell,
who died last year.
Mitchell had served as the city
of Fernandina Beach's first black
city clerk. Colborn chaired the
city's ad hoc Peck Committee and
became a central figure in the
restoration of Peck High School,
the former segregated school for
black students. The building cur-
rently serves as a community cen-
"Her leadership is truly
missed," NCCDC executive direc-
tor Annette Myers said.
Colborn was "a dedicated,
courageous and devoted chairla-
dy"who "worked most sincerely in
the interest of Peck High School,"
Myers said.
Martin played basketball and
graduated valedictorian of her
Peck High class in 1965. She later
received a bachelor's degree from
Florida A&M University, a mas-

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left, following Martin's speech Saturday.

ter's degree from Case Western
Reserve University, and her Ph.D.
from Howard University.
She married Elmer P Martin,
with whom she co-authored four
books. Using the down payment

for their house, the two sociolo-
gists in 1983 co-founded Blacks in
Wax, the nation's first wax muse-
um concentrating on black history,
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Our walking library
that's what you are.
Food for our thoughts
and food for our .
stomachs as Mamie
joins you. Serena
carries the baton.

We Love You,
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Colstrip, Mont., for two years:
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the
Vietnam conflict and a member of Springhill Baptist


The city utilities and finance building, 1180 S.
Fifth St, currently contains 3,500 square feet, accord-
ing to City Controller Patti Clifford. Thus, an expan-
sion of 1,500-2,000 square feet approved by the city
commission would not "more than double" the size
of the building, as reported on page 9A Feb. 27. Our


Family support
Family Support Services of
North Florida, the lead child wel-
fare agency in Duval and Nassau
counties, is implementing a
Focus Group to discuss issues
regarding the improvement of
child welfare in Nassau County.
The conference call will take
place at 9:30 a.m. today. If you are
interested in participating call 1-
Blood drve
The VFW is sponsoring a
blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 1. Buses will be at Winn-
Dixie, Publix and K-Mart. One
pint of blood helps three people
in need.
A radio controlled model boat
fun sail and exhibition will take
place from 10 a.m. to noon March
1 at the Amelia Island Plantation.
All model boats are welcome,
working or not, finished or not,
except gas powered. Spectators,
including supervised children,
are welcome. Call Hal Mather at
261-6420 for details and to arran-
ge for a pass at the security gate.
Fort Clinch State Park will
offer guided tours and a chance
to experience an excavation by
professional archaeologists from
1- a.m.-3 p.m. March 8.
The excavation will take place
at Fort San Carlos in Fernandina
Beach, with trolley transportation
provided between Fort Clinch
and the excavation site.
For additional information,
contact the park at 277-7274 or
visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.
Myeloma support
The North Florida Multiple
Myeloma Support Group for
patients diagnosed with multiple
myeloma and their caregivers will
meet March 12 at the Courtyard-
Marriott at the Mayo Clinic from
6-8:30 p.m.
A Mayo Clinic nurse practi-
tioner with extensive hematol-
ogy/oncology training and work
experience will discuss a basic
understanding of multiple myelo-
ma, current trends in myeloma
treatment, how to read and
understand lab results and new
treatment options that will be
available following clinical trials.
Those who wish to attend can
contact Anne or Jack Pacowta at
....(904) 285-4921 or via e-mail at -
jackl49@pacowta.com. Walk-ins
are always welcomed.
Join Our Greenway and St.
Marys River Cleanup on March
15 at 8 a.m. for a cleanup of the
Egans Creek Greenway. This
cleanup will replace the usual
third Saturday nature walk.
Following the cleanup, volunteers
are invited to lunch at White Oak.
Participants are encouraged to
wear closed-toe, hard sole shoes
and long pants and should bring
water, sun protection, bug juice
and work gloves. Trash bags will
be provided.
Meet in the parking lot at the
entrance to the greenway behind
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center at 2500 Atlantic Ave. For
information call 277-7350.
Help senior
The Council on Aging Senior
Center in Fernandina Beach has
the following volunteer opportu-
nities available:
A computer trainer for
teaching basic computer, e-mail
and internet functionality to sen-
ior clients.
A receptionist at the front
desk during the afternoon hours,
days are flexible.
A transportation dispatcher
to work with the transportation
program; times and days flexible.
The Circle of Friends
Volunteer Program provides com-
panionship as well as telephone
reassurance to homebound sen-
iors and those in long-term care
For information, call Frances
Bartelt at 261-0701, ext. 102.

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report was based on the city's solicitation of engi-
neering and architectural services for the building
expansion, RFQ No. 07-117, which repeatedly refers
to expansion and renovation of "the existing 1,550
square foot building."

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promptly correct all ftmual errors. Please notify the edi-
tor of errors at mparnell@ljbhnesleadercom or call
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Shirley M. Anderson
Shirley M. Anderson, 71, of Callahan, passed
away on Feb. 26, 2008, at Life Care Center of Hilliard.
The Waycross native was predeceased by a grand-
son, Robert Lawson Anderson.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years,
Velmer (Andy) Anderson of Callahan; four sons,
Brian (Bonnie) Keith Anderson of Savannah, Ga., and
David Leroy, Dennis (Patsy) Ervin, and Jason Robert
Anderson, all of Callahan; three sisters, Fannie
McQueen, Mary Smith and Rillar Anderson; three
brothers, Harvey, Harley and Lewis Taylor; an aunt,
Betty Aldridge; six grandchildren and 10 great-
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in
the Chapel of Callahan Funeral Home, with funeral
services at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bible Baptist Church.
Interment followed in Jones Cemetery, Callahan.
Callahan Funeral Home. Inc.
Faye B. Cate
Mrs. Faye B. Cate, age 60, of Yulee passed away
unexpectedly at her residence on Monday, Feb. 25,
A native and lifelong resident of Yulee, she was
a daughter of the late Thomas and Geneva Byrd of
Nassau County. Mrs. Cate was a Certified Nurses
Aide at the Life Care Center of Hilliard in Hilliard.
She leaves behind her husband, Steve Cate; her
daughters, Geneva Still and her husband, Wayne,
Kingsland, Ga., Patty Hursey and her husband,
Mike, Yulee, and Laverne Spikes, Jacksonville; her
brothers, Tommy Byrd, Augusta, Ga., Charles Byrd,
Woodbine, Ga., and Dewey Byrd, Aiken, S.C.; her sis-
'ters, Pat Barnard, Kingsland, Ga., Mary Sowell,
Kansas City, Mo., Elizabeth Wilson and Eva Thomas,
both of Kingsland, Ga., and Trudy Evatt, Yulee; and
many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today from
Blackrock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Frank
Camarotti officiating. She will be laid to rest in
Oakwood Cemetery, Hilliard. Guests and friends
visited from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Rowena Ann Worthen Conway
Rowena Ann Worthen Conway passed away on
Feb. 25, 2008, in Jacksonville.
She was born on Nov. 4, 1920, in Little Rock, Ark.,
to Wallace Bennett Worthen and Maud Williams
Worthen. A graduate of Little Rock
High school in 1939, she married
Henry N. Conway Jr. of Little Rock
on May 8, 1940. She led a full life,
having lived with her husband in
the Philippines for 10 years, where
she was an employee of the
Veterans Administration and the
U.S. State Department, and 20
years in Monrovia, Liberia, where
her husband was responsible for the Liberian
Maritime Program, established a bank and the first
insurance company in the country.
After returning to the U.S. they resided in Mclean,
Va., for 10 years, after which she and her husband
retired to Amelia Island. She was a member of the
Cherrydale United Methodist Church of Arlington,
'Va.' '-' V -. r x i c I w I' !-\.
She is,suryive4 by-h,peii tsqpAd qf 67'yqars, q ;-
son, Henry N. Conway III (Melissa), two grandchil-
dren, Rebecca Ann Conway and G.S. Conway, all of
Charlotte, N.C., and two sisters, Virginia Mae
Steinmetz and Dorothy A. Smith of North Little Rock,
Visitation was held from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 27,2008, with funeral services following at 2 p.m.
at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850
St. Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville.
Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in
Little Rock at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memo-
rial contribution may be made to the First Baptist
Church of Jacksonville.
Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home
Phelercia Drummond
Phelercia departed this Earth on Feb. 24, 2008.
She was reared and educated in Fernandina Beach.
She continued her education at the Florida
Community College of Jacksonville. She was
employed by Baptist Medical Center Nassau and
Duval counties for 15 years in telecommunication. She
was a faithful worker and member of the Harvest
Outreach Ministries, Inc.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her
father, Joseph Perkins; sons, Amos L Southall
(Elcana) and Ray A. Bartley Jr. (Stacie) of Kingsland,
Ga.; sisters, Venda L Miller
(Mark), Maryland, and Genia
Lafay, St Marys, Ga.; aunts, Edith
M. Coleman, Leona M. Coleman,
Carrie Boatman and Marie Byrd;
five grandchildren, three'god-chil-
dren, special friend Barry Mack ..
and a host of nieces, nephews, -
cousins, other relatives and many
loving and sorrowful friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March
1, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Harvest Outreach Ministries,
Inc., 905 Broom St., Fernandina Beach, the Rev.
Dexter Smith, pastor. Friends may view remains
from 5-8 p.mn. tonight at the Mary L. Breaker
Memorial Chapel of Huff and Battise Funeral Home
and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service.
Interment will be in Bosque Bello Cemetery. Cortage
will assemble at 10:30 a.m. at 111 North llth St
Huff& Battise Funeral Home
Joe D. Edmondson
Mr. Joe D. Edmondson, age 57 of Fernandina
Beach passed away on Sunday evening, Feb. 24,
2008, at Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
Born in Fort Payne, Ala., he was a resident of
Fernandina since 1985. For the past 22 years and
since start up, Mr. Edmondson worked as a Shift'
Leader for the St. Johns River Power Park. Before
accepting a position with St. Johns River Power
Park/Jacksonville Electric Authority, he worked for
10 years for the Tennessee Valley Authority in North
Alabama and Tennessee and for Montana Power in

grandchildren, all of whom reside in Europe, and
her dear friends and caregivers, Jim and Maria
VonDane of Amelia Island.
Services were private and she will be laid.to rest
with her husband at a later date.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Church. Mr. Edmondson was also a lifetime mem-
ber of the National Rifle Association. His wife and
daughter recall his love of a simple life at home with
his family and friends around him.
He leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Darlene
Edmondson, Fernandina Beach; their daughter,
Elizabeth "Liz" Sebring and her husband, Todd,
Lake Wales; two grandsons, Ethan James Sebring,
age 2, and Micah Joseph Sebring, age 3 weeks; a sis-
ter, Judy Hastings. Union Grove. Ala.: a brother,
Harry D. Edmondson Jr., Cary, N.C.; his mother-in-
law, Peggy Lee, Jasper, Ala.; a nephew, Jeffrey
Hastings of Union Grove, Ala.; and two great-
nephews, Mason and Marshall Hastings.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on
Wednesday from the Burgess Chapel, with the Rev.
Jackie Haves officiating. Mr. Edmondson's family
invited guests and friends to visit from 1 p.m. until
the hour of service at the funeral home on
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made in his memory to the Florida/Georgia Blood
Alliance, 6586 Hwy, 40 East, St. Marys, GA 31558,
or to STARS, PO. Box 893, Fernandina Beach, FL
32035, www.starsofamelia.org.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Candis Collins Fussell
Ms. Candis Collins Fussell passed away Feb. 26,
2008. She was born May 15, 1932, in Statesboro,
Ga., and moved to Jacksonville as a-teenager.
Ms. Fussell was a member of Yulee Baptist
Church and a beloved mother, grandmother, great-
grandmother, sister and friend.
Ms. Fussell is survived by: her sons, Marnie
Collins, Chris (Laura) Collins, Rick Collins and
Michael Collins; daughter Gail Oberlander; brothers
Franklin (Shirley)-'Sottand John S6ctt; sisters Helen
Walters and Eloise (Merle) Joy;, 14 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren. Ms. Fussell was pre-
ceded in death by her husbands, Ralph Collins and
Aubrey Fussell.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday,
March 1, 2008, atTown and Country Funeral Home,
7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, with Dr. Craig
Culbreth officiating. The family will receive friends
one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park.
Hardage-Giddens Town and Country funeral Home
Michelle L. Hainley
Michelle L Hainley, 21, 'of Yulee passed away,
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. Shewas born Jan. 7, 1987,
in Sanford and was a resident ofYulee since the age
of two.
She attended Florida Community College:
Michelle was of the Baptist faith, She was a good
mother and dearly loved her son,:
Keelan. She enjoyed music and
Survivors include her son,
Keelan Smith of Yulee; her par-
ents, Linda and Alton Johnson,
also of Yulee; her father, Michael
Hainley of Dukedom, Tenn.; two
brothers and sisters-in-law,
Nathan and Angel:Jbhnson of -
Deltona and Ken and Tina McMillan of Fernandina
Beach; four stepsisters, Amy Robalard of Yulee,
_tBrandy Hnnter (Danny) of Altha, Naomi Freeman of
"'i plgijq.and Gw4nisJohnson of Gatlinburg,Tenn.;
maternal grandmotheV,'" Margart ~ McGbowan"io
Sanford and paternal grandmother, Marla Coe, who
lives in Michigan; many cousins and several nieces
and nephews. A memorial service will be held at.6
p.m. Saturday in the Stephens Family Chapel at
Green Pine Funeral Home, with the Rev. Greg
Gardell officiating.
Green Pine Funeral Home & Cemetery
James Ewald "Jim" Head
Mr. James Ewald "Jim" Head, age 88, of
Fernandina Beach passed away on Monday morning,:
Feb. 25, 2008, at Community Hospice of Northeast
Florida in Jacksonville.
Born in Hortense, Ga., he grew up in Waycross,
Ga., and had been a resident of Fernandina Beach:
since moving from Waycross in 1967. Mr. Head had'
retired in 1979 after 37 years as a locomotive engineer..
He began working in Waycross for the Atlantic Coast
-Line Railroad, which eventually merged with the.
Seaboard Coast Line, opening up his transfer to
Fernandina Beach where he remained until retir-<
ing. He was a U.S. Army, World War II veteran, a:
member' of the Fernandina Beach Coast Guard:
.Auxiliary and the Fernandina Fishing Club.
Preceding him in death are one son, James Ronald'
Head, who passed away in 1996, and one grandson,,
Jim Head, who passed away in 2000.
He leaves behind a son, Thomas 'Tommie" Head:
and his wife, Karen, Port Orange; stepsons Ray Lee,'
Yulee, Mark Lee, Georgia, and Curtis Lee,:
Fernandina Beach; a sister, Helen Ward Shadron, St.
Marys, Ga.; four grandchildren, Bernard Head and-
his wife, Tina, Fernandina Beach, Tom Head and:
his wife,. V4nessa, Et. Wirth, Texas, Jeffrey Head,;
Yulee, and Cissy Knowles and her husband; Andy;
Folkstori, Ga.; and five great grandchildren,
Christopher Head, Sarah Head, William Head, Griffini
Head and Kelsie Knowles.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today from
the graveside in Bosque Bello Cemetery, with Jimmy
Parker officiating. Mr. Head will be laid to rest in the
family section of Bosque Bello Cemetery. His fami-
ly invited guests and friends to visitfrom 5-7 p.m. on
Thursday at the funeral home.
Oxley -Heard FuneralDirectors
Helene Kacser O'Donoghue
Helene Kacser O'Donoghue passed away
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, in March of 1919, she
lived most'of her life in Vienna, Austria. Mrs.
O'Donoghue owned and operated an interior deco-
rating business for many years in Vienna, where in
the early 1980's she met and married Sidney
O'Donoghue and relocated to Amelia Island in 1985.
Her husband preceded her in death in 2006.
She is survived by a son and daughter and four


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Fitily. F:O3RUAinY 29, 2008 NEWS Ncws-Leatdcr

School district fiscal conser-
.ationi measures effective
Scli,ol and district level
vacancies reviewed and filled
at the superintendent s discre-
No non-emergency over-
time without prior approval
from the superintendent
Shift funds to federal
and,':.r grant programs
wheie pei mined and appropri-
C capital purchases from
t e general fund with supern-
lendenr approval required
Travel restrictions
Limited staff development
Facilities use restrincted to
district groups and programs,
excepting previously executed
agreements wnh external
groups or agencies
Strct lights oul policy and
thermostla settings
Bus idling prohibited at
Moniorinng and immediate
repair of utility fixtures
Advisory fiscal
Reduce or eliminate the
need for supplements where
participation levels are insuffi-
Paid substitutes used on
an as needed basis
Compress custodial work
hours or establish a specific
lime for all employees to
vacate premises
Delay the purchase of new
textbook adoptions for 2008-9
Limit use of gymnasium to
official competition and prac-
Reslrict or eliminate use of
lights for extracurricular prac-

SCHOOL Continued from 1A
Her in the year in anticipation of
another 2 percent cut," making
provisions for this budget year,
le said.
; Cost-saving measures cover a
$road range of activities, from
conserving energy and limiting
(he purchase of instructional
materials to filling employment
vacancies conditioned on Ruis'
: Some restrictions may appear
to have no impact on the bottom
line, he said. However, "every
bit we can save is going to ben-
efit us down the line."
*T'oJectons.i r next year est-
mate a 3.pe'cent reduction in-
"It's going to be a hard year
fiscally," Ruis said. "We just need
to conserve and be cautious at
this point."
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EMBEZZLE Continued from 1A
the help of her daughter had been
writing business checks to herself
and depositing them into her per-
sonal bank account while telling
her employer she was spending
the money on supplies for the busi-
ness. Seagraves said Ogletree did
this for six years, to the tune of
about $5,000 to $10,000 a week.
Ogletree's daughter, 20-year-old
Amanda Renee Coker of 76525 East
Johnson Lake Road in Yulee, was
not an employee of the nursery,
but she had a key to the business
and was known to come in and help
her mother with office chores.
What she was also helping her
mother do, according to investiga-
tors, is cover her tracks. Seagraves
said Coker would delete financial
files from the company computer
"in an effort to conceal Ogletree's
"She was kind of voluntarily
helping her mother with office
work, and the owner knew about it,
but shewas actually going in and
making false entries (into the com-

NCCDC Continued from 1A
life and culture.
Elmer Martin died suddenly in
2001 while on a research tour in
Egypt. Joanne Martin has contin-
ued to fulfill the mission of the
museum that she credits him with
envisioning, and has moved the
institution forward.
The museum received designa-
tion as a national museum in June
2003, with $5 million in federal
funds earmarked for the facility's
ongoing expansion.
"She is the manifestation of com-
mitment, purpose and vision," class-
mate Spencer Albert said about
Martin. "She is by far what we want
all our children to aspire to be, to
have some purpose in their lives.
She is the epitome of that."
"A self-made man does not
exist," Martin said. In the African
tradition, family and shared cultur-
al traditions play a crucial role in
individual success and survival, she
said, quoting the Africal adage, "I
am because we are. Because we

TREE Continued from 1A
their private property rights.
West Side opponents of the tree
law first besieged the.commission
on Jan. 17.
The board then voted 4-1 to
remove the tree ordinance from a
natural resources law even before
giving it a customary second

Ogletree Coker

puter) to cover things up,"
Seagraves said.
Ogletree reportedly embezzled
about $600,000 over the course of
six years, and stole another
$350,000 in cash.
"On the embezzlement side, she
would go to the owner to get blank
checks signed and tell him it was
for material to buy for the nursery,
then she would make the check
out to herself and deposit it into
her account," he said. "And then
on the stealing side, she was just
taking cash from the office."
Coker was arrested in Yulee and
is being held at the Nassau County
Jail on $110,004 bond; she faces

are I am."
The helping tradition consists
of worthy values, passed down to
enhance the survival of future
generations, that "promote
forward, positive movement," she
"Crime is not black culture,"
Martin said. "No people seek to
pass on negative aspects of their
Historically within black com-
munities neighbors shared with
each other from their gardens and
fishing nets, helped each other build
homes, visited! the elderly and cared
for the sick, Martin said.
'Today's youth hold the key to
our future as a race." To restore the
family, "We need to instill pro-social
values" in children. "Expose them to
people who help people," she said.
"Regular people who help regular
Black people have a strong reli-
gious tradition. Children "need to be
exposed to some form of religion,"
Martin said, to help them develop a
sense "that they are sacred."

Instead, the commission host-
ed public hearings in Callahan,
Yulee and Fernandina to assess
public opinion. They heard far
more from opponents of the law
than from those who support it,
which doomed the proposed ordi-

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charges of burglary and offense
against a computer user. Ogletree
was arrested in Putnam County,
Ga., and is awaiting extradition to
Florida, where she will face a
charge of grand theft and be held
on a $500,002 bond.
Seagraves said Ogletree has
asked for an attorney and hasn't
talked to investigators, but he said
Coker "gave a full confession ...
(identifying) her mother as well."
He said after reviewing some of
their financial records, it appears
the two were spending the money
just on "basic, everyday life stuff...
buying food, going shopping, going
out to eat basically, they were liv-
ing off it."
Seagraves said he didn't know
whether the business owner
noticed anything amiss prior to hir-
ing a new office manager after
Ogletree left, but he said he fig-
ured if he had, Ogletree would have
been caught sooner.
"I guess he trusted her,"
Seagraves said. 'The whole-thing
comes down to trust."

Restoring the black family
requires "a new definition of edu-
cation" as the "acquisition of ideas,"
she said.
"We have indoctrinated our kids
with the belief that education only
means a good job... rather than to
improve the quality of their inner
lives," she said.
Role models should come from
a child's home, she said. "Do you
want our children to acquire their
identity from a media that glorifies
drugs . promiscuous sex and
Britney Spears?"
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unrelated to Hainley's death -vio-
lation of the Georigia Controlled
Substance Act.
The police investigation con-
On Thursday, condolence mes-
sages began to be posted on
Hainley's MySpace site, including
"Simply the best, r.i.p. we love
you." A person identified as
Hainley's cousin posted a poem,
'We are touched by angels/Walk
where angels tread/They will
guard and guide us/Through the
days ahead."
Hainley had just turned 21 on
Jan. 7. She had lived in Yulee since
the age of 2, moving here with
her family from Sanford, and had
a son, Keelan Smith. She attended
Florida Community College and
also enjoyed music and comput-
ers. Her parents live in Yulee and

Hainley, in a
photo from
her MySpace
web page.

one brother in Fernandina Beach
and another in Deltona. Her father
is in Tennessee, and she also had
four stepsisters.
A memorial service for Hainley
will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m.
in the Stephens Family Chapel of
Green Pine Funeral Home in
Tetterton said her death is still
under investigation, and anyone
"who may know the victim" is
asked to contact the Kingsland
Police Department at (912) 729-
Robinson is being held at the
Camden County Jail in Woodbine,
Ga. on charges of failure to appear
in court, simple battery, obstruct-
ing an emergency phone call, theft
by taking and possession of
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Nassau County Tax Collector
96135 Nassau Plaece
Yulee, FL 32097

Wednesday, February 29, 2008

Dear Taxpayers:

Though many taxpayers may not be aware of it, Florida Law provides that prop-
erty owners may pay their property taxes by an installment method. The proce-
dure, as outlined in Statute 197.222, provides that you may elect to break your
taxes into four payments.

There are some requirements. For example, the estimated tax must exceed
$100. Like the regular annual tax billing process, the installment method provides
for discounts on taxes due:

First Installment Payment: One quarter of the total estimated taxes dis-
counted at 6 percent.
Second Installment Payment: One quarter of the total estimated taxes
discounted at 4 1/2 percent.
Third Installment Payment: One quarter of the total estimated taxes, plus
or minus, as the case may be, one-half of any adjustment pursuant to a
determination of actual tax liability discounted at 3 percent.
Fourth Installment Payment: One quarter of the total estimated taxes,
plus or minus, as the case may be, one-half of any adjustment pursuant to
a determination of actual tax liability. No discount.

The deadline for applying for the installment method is April 30, 2008. Please be
advised that you would be applying for an installment plan relating to the upcom-
ing 2008 Tax Roll, which will open on November 1st. (Your application would not
affect taxes that were due as of November 1, 2007, which is the current Tax

To apply please visit or call the Tax Collector's Office or email: jwhite@nas-
sautaxes.com. Applications are available at the Tax Collector's office locations or
by download at www.nassautaxes.com.


John M. Drew
Nassau County Tax Collector

James S. Page Govemmental Complex
96135 Nassau Place, Suite 8
Yulee, FL 32097
Tax. 904.491.7405
Tag. 904.491.7400
Fax: 904 261.3231

Historlc Courthouse
416 Centre S iel
Femandina Beach, FL 32034
Tax: 904.491,7420
Tag; 904.491.7415
Fax: 904.491.2047

Callalhan Office Hilliard Officeo
45401 Mickler Street 1882 CR 108
Callahan, FL 32011 Hilllard, FL 32046
Phone: 904.879.1930 Phone. 904,846.3930
Fax. 904,879,4647 Fax; 904.845.6901

Driver Licenses Office
86130 License Road
Famandina Seach, FL 32034
Phone. 904,225,8947
Fax: 904.225.2182

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City to evaluate

purchasing policy


A new city Purchasing Policy
Committee has been authorized
by City Manager Michael
Czymbor to revamp the city's pur-
_ __.chasing policy and purchasing
code. Its first meeting was held
Feb. 20.
City Attorney Tammi Bach will
draft the code and ordinance lan-.
guage to present to city commis-
sioners. The ordinance will also
explain why the new processes'
will be more efficient than the
city's current policy.
Czymbor said in an e-mail that
the committee would "thorough-
ly review the existing policy and
recommend any and all needed
amendments to make the policy
more user-friendly, administra-
tively efficient, reflect the ever-

COUNTY Continued from 1A
achieving majority votes.
County commissioners voted
in December to extend four expir-
ing terms on the planning board
to March 31. The four three-year
terms that were to have expired
Dec. 31 are those of Richard
King, who represents District 4
(Hilliard-Bryceville); Jeanne
Scott, who represents District 5
(Callahan); Tom Ford of
Bryceville, who holds an at-large

increasing costs of goods and
services, as well as strengthen-
ing tile internal controls over the
purchasing process."
Purchasing approval and
authority limits will be addressed
by Finance Director Patti Clifford.
Other issues addressed at the first
meeting were blanket orders,
quotes and purchasing cards:
"The proposed review and
amendment of the purchasing pol-
icy is long overdue," said
Czymbor. "I don't believe the pol-
icy-has been amended since 2001
or so."
Committee members are
Clifford, Bach, City Clerk Mary
Mercer, assistant to the city man-
ager Kim Elliot, Purchasing Agent
Rindi 'Benton ,and Fleet
Maintenance Supervisor
Jeremiah Glisson.

position; and,Wynn Fendig of
Yulee, a-large.
Other members are John
Stack from District 1 (Fernandina
Beach)-, Marjorie Weibe-Reed
represents District 2 (Amelia
Island, Nassauville) arid Wayne
Arnold of District 3 (Yulee).
Sharyl Wood is the school dis-
trict's representative. That rep-
resentative is now a voting mem-


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2 'double dippf

At least two Nassau County offi-
cials are receiving pensions from
previous county employment while
earning salaries from current coun-
ty jobs.
Clerk of Court John A.'
Crawford and his deputy, former
clerk of court Jerry Greeson, were
the only two county officials listed
among state public officials draw-
ing retirement checks while they
continue to earn paychecks from
The-St.-Petefs-ir-gTimes news-
paper this week named more than
400 elected officials or senior man-
agement public employees --taking
advantage of a loophole carved into
the state retirement law a few years
ago that allows double dipping -
.collecting a state pension while still
getting a regular paycheck from
The Times said more than 7,763'
regular state employees collect
retirement benefits and full-time
The cost to the state retirement
fund was more than $300 million
last year, according to the story
written by Times senior corre-
spondent Lucy Morgan.
According to the Times list
online, Crawford earns $72.40 a

Crawford Greeson

month in retirement pay on top of
his $104,462 annual salary. That
relatively meager amount was
earned by Crawford during his
service as a county commissioner
for eight years.
.Greesoh earns $4,680.47 in
retirement pay each month. He
was clerk of court or deputy clerk
of court for almost 40 years before
his retirement Jan. 1, 1997. He
returned as Crawford's deputy
three years ago and earned $81,314
in salary in 2006-7.
According to the Times, law-
makers quietly amended a retire-
ment bilLon the last day of the reg-
ular session in 2001 to allow elected
officials to receive retirement ben-
efits as well as regular pay while
remaining in the same job.
Sponsors said they.were trying to
help a few lawmakers who had
been on school district payrolls
before they won election to the


2008 Lincoln
Day Dinner
Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff
Kottkamp is scheduled to be
guest speaker at the 2008.
Lincoln Day Dinner sponsored
by the Nassau County
Republican Party and Nassau
Federated Republican Women.
The dinner is set for 6:30
p.m. March 26 at the Amelia
Island Plantation.
For information contact Bob
Brown at 321-5685
Nassau County Democratic
Party Headquarters will be
open for regular office hours
every Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in anticipation of the upcoming

elections. There will be a party
member on hand during those
hours to answer questions
about voting, elected officials,
candidates and voter registra-
All are invited at noon on
Wednesday when Democrats
gather informally for a "Blue
Bag" Lunch.
Bring your own lunch and
join the conversation.
The office is located at 401 S.
Eighth St. in Fernandina Beach.
Telephone is 261-3364.

Westside Republicans
The Westside Republican
Club meets the first Tuesday of
each month at 7 p.m. in the
Community Center at 37177
Pecan Street, Hilliard. The club
is open to all registered


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;' in Nassau County

More than 400 elected officials or senior
management employees collect a state
pension and regular paycheck from taxpayers.

Former Nassau tax collector
Gwen Miller took advantage of that
provision before her retirement
two years ago.
Most state employees getting
a salary and a pension are enrolled
in the state's Deferred Retirement
Option Program, called DROP. It
was created in 1998.to encourage
retirement of senior employees to
make room for advancement by
younger, lower-paid employees.
To enter DROP, employees who
reach retirement age or 30 years of
employment agree to retire within
five years. When they leave the
program they usually collect hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars in
deferred compensation.
Among the double dippers cited
by the Times, the top moneymak-
er is Miami Dade Community
College president Eduardo J.
Padron. On May 31, 2006, he ter-
minated his participation in DROP,
collected $893,286 in lump sum
benefits and began receiving
$14,631 a month in retirement pay.

He still collects his annual salary of
$328,860, the Times reported.
The newspaper said six state
senators and 10 House members.
receive state pensions based on
longtime government employment
. plus annual salaries of $31,000 for
work as part-time lawmakers.
Twenty-two sitting judges are
double dipping, including Supreme'
Court Justice Harry Anstead.
When the newspaper asked for
a list of elected officials and senior
management officers who are dou-
ble dipping, the state Department
of Management Services said'
retiree lists are exempt from the'
public records law. But Gov.
Charlie Crist ordered the list
When officials choose an invest-'
ment plan instead of a pension and
deferred compensation, the law'
exempts all information from the'
public record. That left the Times'
unable to identify benefits received'
by about 45 of the state's double

43,740 registered

voters in Nassau

There were 43,740 registered
voters in Nassau County on
Wednesday, fewer than those reg-
istered for the general election in
November 2006.
But the number that is regis-
tered to vote this November likely
will be higher than the 44,032 reg-
istered two years ago as new resi-
dents register and current resi-
dents update their addresses.
Nassau County Supervisor of
Elections Vicki Cannon said her
office purged voters last year as
part of its routine maintenance of
'This. past year, we sent new
voter information cards to every
voter in Nassau County," Cannon
said. "Any v,. er whon;e (voter infor-
mation card) was returned as
undeliverable from the postal serv-
ice was sent a final notice giving
the voter 30 days to notify our
office of an address change. If the
voter did not respond within the 30-
day period, they were placed in an
'inactive' status. They are still eli-
gible to vote but are required to
update their address before vot-
Many of those "inactive" voters
became active when they updated
.their addresses before the state
presidential primary elections and
property tax referendum in
Others are likely to do so before
the April 8 city election for resi-

dents of Fernandina Beach. Still:
more are likely to do so before'
Republican and Democratic local'
primary elections in August, and'
before the general election Nov.:
"However, if they do not con-
tact our office or vote within the
next two general elections, they
will be placed in an 'ineligible' sta-'
tus and will have to re-register'
before voting," Cannon said. 'This'
process is performed to keep the
voter registration list current" '
She said "although our 'active'-
voters decreased as a result of the
list maintenance process, our 'inac-
tive' list increased. When we per-'
form list maintenance, we find that'
many voters have moved to anoth-
er county or state, relocated with-'
in Nassau County, etc. It is a;
mandatory process that'we must'
perform to keo`ddtr' egistritio'i
records current"
Voters who wish to update their'
addresses or make other changes
to their voter registration may do
so at Supervisor of Elections'
offices at 416 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach, or at the James'
S. Page Governmental Complex,'
96135 Nassau Place, Suite 3, Yulee,
To obtain address change.
forms that may be mailed to the
office, visit www.votenassau.com.!
As of Wednesday, there were
22,675- registered Republicans!
14,646 registered Democrats and
6,419 registered with no party affil-
iation in Nassau County.


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A Quasi-Judicial, Public Hearing will be held by the Code
Enforcement & Appeals Board on Tuesday March 4, 2008 at
6:00 PM at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th Street, Fernandina
Beach, Florida to consider the following:

BUILDING CODE. Requesting Board determination of

For information on these cases, please contact the Code
Enforcement Staff of the Building Department at 277-7325.

Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be heard as to
the advisability of any action, which may be considered. Any
persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to
participate in this program or activity should contact 277-7305,
TTY 277-7399, (TTY number for all City offices) or through the
Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 24 hours in
advance to request such accommodation.

If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, s/he will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
lthe appeallsT'li -eTased.

On Monday, March 10, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. in the City
Commission Chambers, the City of Fernandina Beach Planning
Department will host a workshop for the upcoming Evaluation
and Appraisal Report (E.A.R.). Required every seven years by
Section 163.3191, Florida Statutes, the E.A.R. is intended to
evaluate how successful a community has been in addressing
major community land use planning issues through
implementation of its Comprehensive Plan. The report will
suggest how the Plan should be revised to better address
community objectives, changing conditions and trends
affecting the community, and changes in State requirements.

.The purpose of this workshop will be to solicit community
input on City-identified issues and any other issues the
community would like to see included in the E.A.R.

Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be heard as to
the advisability of any action, which may be considered. Any
persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to
participate in this program or activity should contact 277-7305,
TTY 277-7399, (TTY number for all City offices) or through
the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 24 hours
in advance to request such accommodation.



Recreation meeting
The Nassau County Recrea-
tion Commission meeting will be
held at 7 p.m. March 6 at the
Nassau County Building Mainte-
nance/Parks and Recreation
office located at 45195 Mussel
White Road, Callahan. The pub-
lic is invited. If you have ques-
tions call 548-4689 or 879-3751.
The third annual benefit for
the Georgia Hunting and
Fishing Federation will be held
March 15 at the Northeast
Florida Fairgrounds in Callahan.
The day starts at 10:30 a.m.
with vendors and outdoor shows
and will include an auction and
raffle at 2 p.m. and dinner about
6 p.m. A concert will follow with
David Cooler performing the hit
singles, "Dog Hunt Man" and
"Country to the Bone."
Admission is $5 for adults;
children 15 and under admitted
free. Dinners will be $7 a plate.
All of the auction entry fees and
portions of the dinner, raffle and
other vendors will be donated to
the Georgia Hunting and
Fishing Federation.
For information and direc-
tions call Scotty Hartley at (904)
219-0957, Rob Parman at (904)
219-1766 or Brett McKnight at
(904) 813-3319. Please RSVP
dogs for auction to let buyers
know what type of dogs. All dogs
are welcome. Hunting and fish-
ing gear may also be entered for
auction at $3 per item.
River cleanup
Registration is under way for
the 2008 St. Marys River Cele-
bration, the annual spring clean-
ing of the river and its tributar-
ies. The event will be held on
March 15 in Nassau and Baker
counties in Florida and Camden
and Charlton counties in
Volunteers will comb the
shorelines of the rivers, lakes
and streams of the St. Marys
River system from 8 a.m. until
noon, followed by a celebration
lunch for volunteers until 2:30
p.m. at White Oak Plantation.
Tickets will be distributed to vol-
unteers and are required to gain
entry to White Oak. Volunteers
also will receive the newly'
designed St. Marys River
Celebration T-shirt.
For information or to register
contact St. Marys River Manage-
ment Committee Co-Chairman
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Scrapfest Spring 2008 will be
held from 9 am. to 9 p.m. April
12 at the Northeast Florida
Fairgrounds. This event is an all
day scrapbooking crop with two

catered meals and shopping with
some of your favorite Naissau
CotnIly scrapbook vendors. Ire-
registration is required. Visit
wwW.nassauscrapfest.com lfor
more information.
Railroad Days
The West Nassau Historical
Society has begun preparations
to host the third annual Railroad
Days Festival scheduled for May
30 and 31 in Callahan. Major
events will be located in and
around the historic Callahan
Depot. For more information
about the festival contact
Chairman John Hendricks at
879-6651 or e-mail
The West Nassau Historical
Society meets the fourth
Thursday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Depot. A potluck din-
ner is held so bring your favorite
dish. For information contact the
West Nassau Historical Society
at 879-3406 or visit
Micah's support
Micah's Place offers support
groups for victims and survivors
of domestic violence every
Monday at 7 p.m. Call 879-6270
for the location and information.
Barnabas Center
The Barnabas Center
Westside is located at the old
town hall at the corner of CR 108
and Pecan Street. Office hours
are Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. and the phone number is
(904) 845-4999.
The Barnabas Center offers
financial assistance to confirmed
Nassau County residents. If
assistance is needed at any other
time, call the Fernandina Beach
office at 1-888-261-1986. Plans
are to open on Tuesdays also, if
volunteers can be found to staff
the office. To volunteer, call
either of the above numbers.
Medicare help
Many people are over-
whelmed and confused by the
thought of figuring out the
Medicare system and what A, B
and D mean, what they need to
pay for and when they need to
Meg McAlpine, your local
Family and Consumer Sciences
Agent, can assist you. For more
information or to schedule a
meeting, contact McAlpine at
879-1019 or 321-5714 or e-mail
Allied Veterans
Post #5 of Allied Veterans is
located in Callahan. Founder and
organizer is Jerry Bass. Allied
Veterans Post #5 is located on
US 1 about two miles north of
Callahan. Bingo is held every
Friday, Saturday and Monday

Emergency center plans advance

Community Newspapers

Design plans for Nassau
County's new emergency opera-
tions center are moving closer to
completion. The new 6,143-square-
foot center will be built adjacent to
the judicial annex and courthouse
in Yulee, and builders plan to begin
construction by summer.
Ensuring that the structure is
both environmentally friendly and
energy efficient, while keeping
costs down, is the primary concern
for Nassau County Commissioners
and architects at Mandese White
Construction, Inc.
Planners are seeking construc-
tion materials and furnishings that
are considered "green," which
means some of the components
may be made of recycled materials
or may be derived from compo-
nents that have a low impact ori the
"By building to a higher build-
ing code criteria, there are aspects
already of the project that address
higher energy efficient materials
and site orientation," said Nancy
Freeman, director of Nassau
County Emergency Management,
adding, "We're looking long term to
increase cost savings over time."
The county expects another $1
million allocation to come from a
combination of state and federal
grants to further fund the project;
the board has already approved ini-
tial funding.
One of the design elements
includes roofing and windows stur-
dy enough to withstand wind
speeds up to 165 miles per hour,
enabling emergency officials to'
continue communications and
other duties during hurricanes or
other dire conditions.

"We can build a roofsystem that
can withstand the impact," said
Howard .1. McLean Jr., the project's
architect, at a presentation Feb 13.
A discussion ensued ii ,i : hi 'l
commissioners about the pitch of
the proposed roof. They cited pre-
vious problems with work per-
formed by other contractors, such
as leaky windows at other facilities
and subsequent repair costs.
Commissioner Jim B.

Higginbotham said he "could not
understand why we have a flat
roof," because of the number of
times the jail's roof has been
repaired. The jail was built in 2002.
Other design features for the
proposed facility will include a
media area available for print and
television news personnel, bunk
accommodations and other ameni-
ties necessary to sustain those who
are encamped.

The building's facade will coor-
dinate with the surrounding facili-
ties to help give it a unified look.
The center is one of approxi-
mately 24 that will be built across
the state, according to Freeman.
Architects are reviewing some of
the design elements suggested by
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'U-turns are part oflife

C arpooling on a Friday
afternoon, no big deal,
right? Just throw those
backpacks in the back of
the car and let the kids file in.
Yeah, right. I
Noah and Caleb, my 7- and 8-
year-old were both having friends
over along with three extra kids
to drop off.My car has room for
eight, so no problem. Everyone
starts to pile in and Sara says,
"Where do you want me to put
this stuff?"
"Here, let me put it in the
trunk." Well, the trunk was full of
food from a luncheon I had just
Some quick rearranging
began. The boys start saying,
"Hey, we can't sit down either,
these bags are in the way."
"What are you talking
about?" I reply and take a look for
myself. Uggggggh. I forgot about
the two huge black garbage bags
for the Barnabas Center in the
back row.
This is going to be a trick fit-
ting this many kids amongst all
these other treasures. "Wait, '
Alice ... STOP... Don't go yet!" I
yell to Charlie's mom, wildly wav-
ing my arms, flagging her down
as she's pulling out of the school.
"Would you mind putting my
Barnabas donations in the back
of yourcar and I'll get them when
we trade kids later?" I say with a
smile, however feeling mildly

and overdone
Emmns ment this point.
But you
How niceknow what?
idea the bags had been is my life.
skipping a
beat, not
even a sar-
enotnntifer caustic com-
my ons meant or poke
-.... at me, she
said, "If youl
SUNNY want I can
SIDEUP just drop that
beoff for youhge help." Receiving ran-."
How nice is that? She had nob
idea the bags had been in ows.y car
for a t momthree weeks. Every
time I'd think to drop them off,
something else would get in the
way. They had been moved from
the trunk to the third row a few
times, but since I'm the driver,
not the rideway back prayin it continue to slip
my mind.
"You argled one lsaver, that would
be a huge help." Receiving ran-
dom acts of kindness is a bless-
ing, sometimes way bigger than
the giver even knows.
At that moment, from the mid-
dle seat, Matthew says, "I still
can't sit down." What now? Oh,
the bottled water. Biting my lip
with a grin, I schlep the case to
the way back praying it can be
finagled one last time.
IYa'll know Miss Jen is a little

crazy right?" They all giggle and
nod their cute heads in the midst
of my exasperation.
We did a bit more fine tuning
in the trunk and strategically
made room for seven little
hineys, six big-kid backpacks,
five ladies dancing, four baguette
loaves, three woven baskets, two
pounds of ziti, one case of water
and a spinach salad in a pear tree.
Whew. Off we went. The
children roared with laughter
when I "forgot" where we were
going. Missing a turn to the kid's
house was just the icing on this
afternoon cake. Laughter is such
good food for the soul. Thank
goodness we do lots of it while
logging our many miles in the
family carl
A joyful spirit in the midst of
the turbulence, this is what keeps
us going when it seems there is
nothing left to give.
My kids are learning that their
mom is human. U-turns are not a
bad thing, simply a realignment
of where we are headed. Asking
for a helping hand is another sign
of being human. Sometimes
doing things on our own saves
face, but not our sanity. Finding
that balance is the key. Hmmm -
wonder what that's like?
Jennifer Emmons lives in
Fernandina with her husband and
three boys. She welcomes your com-
ments at jennferemmons@com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29.2008/News-Leader


Insurers flee Florida

A year has passed since
Gov. Charlie Crist and a
nearly unanimous
Legislature hailed the
arrival of a new era for Florida's
property insurance system. They
promised lower rates, greater
availability of insurance and a
more vibrant insurance market.
Today, however, the outcome
appears increasingly clear: The
"'reforms'' have failed to achieve
lasting rate reductions, and they
have led many private insurers
to reduce or eliminate their
exposure to Florida's daunting
- Worse, in the event of a major
disaster on a scale of Hurricane
Katrina, these reforms also
could lead to massive hikes in
taxes and insurance premiums
for almost everyone in the state.
Although the legislation con-
tained dozens of new provisions,
its crux lies in two related sets of
regulations. One lets the Florida
Citizens Property Insurance
Corp. (a state agency) compete
with private insurers.
The other key provision vast-
ly expands the Florida
Hurricane Catastrophe Fund's
role in providing backup reinsur-
ance coverage for Citizens and
the private companies operating
in the state. This backup cover-
age functions as insurance for
insurance companies. It pays off

only when ments attached to every
claims Floridian's homeowners' and
exceed a automobile insurance policies -
certain "cat- could easily double the $1,100
astrophic" average annual premium for
level,. automobile insurance.
I I h In theory, Simply abolishing the Cat
the plan's Fund won't help. Without it-
first element and the private insurers' manda-
Lehrer expanding tory participation in it- Citizens'
Citizens own liabilities would increase
provides even further. That's a problem
affordable insurance from the because Citizens is already the
state when the private market largest insurer in the state, and it
can't. The second element will probably write half of all the
expanding the "Cat Fund" property-insurance policies in
offers private insurers cheaper Florida by the end of 2008.
reinsurance, thereby allowing Worse, at a time when the
them to cut their rates. property insurers have been
But it hasn't worked out that fleeing the state, McCarty has
way. While Citizens uses only now given Floridians another
Cat Fund coverage, all major pri- reason to worry. His decision to
vate insurers writing homeown- escalate a property-insurance
ers' policies not only met their disagreement by barring Allstate
legal mandate to purchase Cat from writing automobile insur-
Fund coverage, but they also ance in Florida may herald a
turned around and purchased similar retreat of private auto
private reinsurance anyway. insurers.
Although Crist, Insurance Several options loom all
Commissioner Kevin McCarty unattractive. Simply deregulat-
and other critics have suggested ing the market and. letting insur-
that insurers did this out of ers set rates freely something
greed, there's a better explana- that worked pretty well in Illinois
tion: The insurance companies would send premiums soaring
realized that Florida's Cat Fund in the short run and thus seems
likely couldn't survive a Katrina- politically impossible. Other pro-
class storm. posals would make Citizens' poli-
Insurers know it's not pru- cyholders pay their own way and
dent to depend too much on a would put the Cat Fund on
single state, and they lack confi- firmer footing.
dence in Florida's plan to issue Meanwhile, elected officials'
$30 billion in bonds to back the efforts to demonize insurers
Cat Fund if a catastrophe could prove counterproductive.
occurred. Most already consider Florida's
That's a lot larger than the insurance market the nation's
nation's largest-ever sale of worst. If they're continually
municipal bonds: an $11 billion abused, they could well with-
California issue. Nobody not draw from the state, leaving
even the Cat Fund's guardians at Floridians with no homeowners'
the State Board of insurance options at all except
Administration can promise for Citizens.
that those bonds will actually In short, retaining the 2007
find buyers. If the Cat Fund can't "reforms" without making seri-
sell enough bonds, it will col- ous changes carries the grave
lapse and leave nearly limitless long-term risk of requiring vastly
liabilities for insurers and the higher taxes and insurance pre-
state. miums for all Floridians. Given
Citizens itself isn't really any its modest, transient benefits,
more stable. Although many there's no reason do this.
Floridians currently save money Therefore, when Florida law-
thanks to its lower-than-market makers begin mulling insurance
rates, these rates cannot last. In legislation for the 2008 session
. "fact, everyone in-Florida-could .....- that-begins oiMarch-4,"they .
I -Ed lipayinhg fd~h'ih rliaf'tflielt'' otdghtttNconlti' ..poiSIlst iV
finext big storm. ' abblish' Citizeins, iniva6ize the
That's because existing law Cat Fund and, in short, undo
lets Citizens and the Cat Fund nearly all of last January's mis-
impose enormous new taxes chief.
(called "special assessments') Eli Lehrer is an Adjunct
without any additional approval Scholar of The James Madison
from the Legislature or the vot- Institute, a nonpartisan policy
ers. If Florida had to issue all $30 center based in Tallahassee, and
billion authorized in potential a Senior Fellow at the
Cat Fund bonds, those assess- Competitive Enterprise Institute.


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Depend On Us For Life:-

On behalf of Family Support
Services of North Florida, Inc., our
foster parents, the GAL, the
Dependency Court Judges, DCF
and the children, we would like to
thank the Nassau County Commis-
sion and the Fernandina Beach City
Commission for their proclamation
of Foster Care Awareness Month in
Nassau County and the city of
Fernandina Beach.
On the First Coast on any given
day of the year, there are approxi-
mately 3,200 children in the foster
care system. In this region alone,
we see a weekly average of 32 new
children coming through the doors
of the Nassau/Duval County court-
houses. The good news is that the
majority of these children have lov-
ing biological families that open up
their homes, but there are many,
other children that need a "foster"
family to care for them while their
parents try to rebuild their lives.
Solutions to the root causes of
why we have a foster care system
are not as numerous as one would
anticipate. Some of the reasons are
financial, substance abuse, domes-
tic violence and, in rare cases, phys-
ical abuse and abandonment. These.
children come in to the foster care
system at no fault of their own.
What we do know is that children
are more likely to develop posi-
tively when they live in a home with
a stable, permanent family. The mis-
sion of Family Support Services of
North Florida, Inc., is that when
children must be removed from
home because of abuse or neglect,
the goal is to place them in a safe,
permanent home as soon as possi-
ble, with their own family or an
adoptive family.
As lead agency for foster care
and adoption on the First Coast,
Family Support Services knows
well the unselfish, sacrificial love
poured into the lives of our chil-
dren in foster care by Nassau

County foster families. Our foster
parents provide a safe haven of sta-
bility, shelter and support to chil-
dren who come into our care due to
abuse or neglect. We have limited
words in our vocabulary to thank
these families who literally change
the future for children. But we also
realize that children belong with
their biological families when there
is a safe, loving environment for
the children.
Sadly I report that the number
of children entering the foster care
system is outpacing the number of
qualified persons in Nassau County
who are willing to be licensed to
care for them. Becoming a foster
parent isn't difficult and the length,
of time you open your home to one
of our children is completely up to
you. Some of our families foster
children for years, some for only a
day or a week. Some of our foster
parents serve for a short season
and care for one or two children,
some for more than 30 years, shel-
tering more than 800!
Log on to www.fssjax.org for
additional information. Perhaps
being a foster parent isn't for you?
Don't worry, there are a lot of other
opportunities for you to touch the
lives of these children such as
remembering them on their birth-
day by sending a card, mentoring,
providing respite care for a foster
parent, sponsoring a child for a
sports, art or music activity or just
remembering these delicate chil-
dren in your prayers at church. :
Thank you again for helping
bring awareness of the children's
need for additional foster parents in
Nassau County and for helping cel-
ebrate those already providing
much needed shelter in the storm
for hurting children and teens. You
know, these aren't THOSE chil-
dren, or THEIR children, these are
OUR children and OUR future.
Jim Adams, CEO
Family Support Services of
Northeast Florida

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As I get older, there are few things that get
me more riled than phony, overt displays
of "patriotism" and "religious faith." The
self-appointed, squawking nanny guardians
of these two virtues have too long decreed what is
and isn't acceptable. If you're as sick of it as I am, I
invite you to join me in telling these chattering idiots,
in the colorful idiom of our British brethren Sod
The Brits sometimes substitute a similar term
that begins with P and conveys stronger sentiment. I
actually prefer that one when dealing with these
This is not an endorsement of Sen. Barack
Obama's presidential bid. But if I hear one more nin-
compoop say the man's not patriotic because (A) He
didn't put his hand over his heart while singing the
'National Anthem or (B) He has decided not to follow
political sheep everywhere by wearing an American
flag lapel pin in his sleep, I'm going to puke.
I've seen the video clip of this non-event. There's
Sen. Obama, hands folded at his waist, singing along
with other politicians during the National Anthem.
I'm gonna digress a second a be a heretic. I can't
stand that song as our National Anthem, anyway. No
one ever sings it right. If we're going to honor this
great country of ours, why not do it with the sweep-
ing grandeur of "America, the Beautiful?"
Flash: You don't have to put your hand over your
heart for the playing of the National Anthem. You do
that during the Pledge of Allegiance. You stand at
attention and remove your grimy Redman Chewing
Tobacco gimme cap during the playing of the

values on your

National Anthem a fact that's Sen. Obar
-*. frequently ignored by many flag lapel pin
white, Republican, middle- izes and has
class men who drive giant the hick towi
I i 'pickup trucks with WWJD wave at pass
bumper stickers. I attended salute your c
S y every Fernandina Beach High pin? Fine. Bu
S' School football game last year. choose not to
There was always a handful of uine or ferve
men at each game who not Having a
only didn't remove their dumb Support the'
hats and stand at attention, but patriot than h
Joe Palmer they laughed and yukked it up bumper stick
.- ... the whole time. I'll bet-cha And just wha
plenty of them have had plenty lately to share
CUP OF to say about Sen. Obama's so- men and woi
JOE called lack of patriotism, too. I don't knri
Gentlemen Sod off! what He Wou
Same goes with the wearing of the American flag low judgment
lapel pins. I've been a Catholic all my life. And all my in a flag. And
life, I've heard unenlightened Protestants the kind tion the love
with WWJD bumper stickers make snide remarks why a bunch
about worshiping Mary because Catholics keep sending so n
artistic renderings of Mary in their homes and long as it's ni
churches. And yet, this same, narrow-minded men- spilled.
tality that accuses me of idolatry turns a blind eye Most peo
toward a recent tendency in this country to turn a really is. Like
healthy respect for our flag into something like, dare thing. A matt
I say it? Idol worship? I've actually seen politicians bly not a bad
wrap themselves in the flag while campaigning. cotton much
That's not patriotism. That's just an overwrought dis- Joe Palme
play of malignant nationalism.,Hell, even the Nazis for the News-
had that. cast.net.


ma said he decided to stop wearing a
everywhere he goes because it trivial-
become a substitute for patriotism. Like
n politico who wraps himself in it to
ng cars. Thank you, Sen. Obama. I
andor and your courage. Wanna wear a
it don't dare suggest that because I
o that your patriotism is any more gen-
nt than mine.
bumper sticker on your car that says, "I
Troops," doesn't make you any more a
having a "What Would Jesus Do?"
ker makes you a Christian. Oh, really?
.t kind of self sacrifice have you made
e one smidgen of that burden with our
men in uniform?
ow what Jesus would do. But I do know
uldn't do. He wouldn't make such shal-
ts of others. He wouldn't wrap himself
SHe sure as hell wouldn't call into ques-
of country of anyone who questions
of flag-wagging, armchair patriots are
many young kids off to die. That is, so
ot their own kids whose blood's being

ple don't have a clue what patriotism
e religious faith, it's a deeply personal
ter of the heart and soul. And it's proba-
idea to leave Jesus out of it. He didn't
to hypocrites.
'r of Fernandina Beach writes regularly
Leader E-mail him at treysurf@com


Like several others in the community with close ties
to the Egans Creek Greenway, I think there is a basic
lack of understanding that is carrying this discussion
on to excess. That point is: I, among others, have no
reason to want to see a grand experiment carried out
in my backyard (NIMBY?).
There seems to be a lack of understanding among
those on the periphery or are lacking an understand-
ing of the "wants" of the adjacent landowners. We
want it back like it was eight years ago, not 200 years
ago. No experiments. No science. No unsolicited opin-
The city commission has voted twice to restore
the area from Jasmine south to freshwater. A point to
be aware of: the idea of using wastewater to improve
the freshwater flow to better facilitate an estuarine
system is full of trouble. The gray water is called many
other less fancy names because it is not usable at any
point for human contact. Thus the use of effluent
becomes the end of man's use of the creek. With no
human contact and bans on eating anything from the
creek, what has been gained. I would offer, what has
been lost?
This game has proceeded too far. The objections
have been allowed by the St Johns River Water
Management District (SJRWMD). The objections
offered are supposed to be couched in "the effect on
the substantial interests of the petitioner." It was dis-
missed once for lack of standing. The second request
did nut address any of th-eeons forh Vfle.isjssai}.1
It should be turned down again But hy-law,-the'petbi,
tioner will get a third try,-right or wrong. We are
stymied by someone who has no understanding of
the situation but an understanding of the law.
John Carr, Chair
Greenway Advisory Committee

Tiger conservation
A world without tigers may be easy for some to live
in. But for me and other tiger conservationists, it
would be a very sad time. This magnificent species is
being poached at an alarming rate. It is said that at least
one tiger is poached every day, and that by the year
2010 all tiger sub-species will be extinct in the wild.
It is astonishing to imagine that a species that has
been around for one million years is going to go extinct
in a little over 100 years. Many people have no idea just
how endangered the tiger is. This is their time to edu-
cate and to be educated.
Three sub-species of tiger have already gone
extinct. As a tiger conservationist, I urge all of you to
help protect the remaining five. We can do this by
raising awareness of the threats tigers face, by edu-
cating your children and future generations and donat-
ing to tiger protection agencies such as www.save
thetigerfund.org. All of these things put together can
* help end the pointless slaughter of this beautiful ani-
. Surprisingly, there are a lot of people that do not
even know what a tiger is. For those people and the rest
of you, I have a roaring good place for you to visit: the
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a non-
profit rescue center for unlawfully owned and mis-
treated cats. The majority of the residents are Siberian
.tigers. But we also have lions, mountain lions, leopards,
serval and a couple of arctic foxes. Come out and see
-the new tiger cubs, they're so adorable!
The next fundraiser date is Saturday, March 8.
-This a nighttime feeding event, from 4-7 p.m. Feeding
starts at 7 p.m. and usually lasts 30 minutes. Cost is $10
per person, 7 years old and up, children 3-6 are $5, 2
years and under free. If you stay for the night feeding
it is $5 extra for 3 and up, 2 and under is still free.
You can get directions from the website at www.cat-
Jonathan Wingate

Robert Sutton
In February, the Amelia Island Museum of History
once again celebrated the rich African-American his-

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tory here with twice weekly presentations, this year
focusing on three exceptional individuals, and partic-
ularly one of our island's true heroes Robert Sutton.
He was a man born into slavery more than 150 years
ago, whose story stills speaks to us, and yet is not well
In late February 1862, only a year into the Civil War,
the Union Army, 15,000 men strong, came to Amelia
Island on 20 ships, and the Confederate forces on the
island left without a fight, accompanied by the white
population and as many of their slaves as they could
find. Within weeks, escaped slaves began flocking to
the island and freedom. Robert Sutton was one of
those escaped slaves and, like many enslaved men, he
came to the island first by himself to check out the sit-
uation, and then returned to bring out his wife and fam-
In the summer of 1862, Lincoln made the fateful
decision to free, and more importantly arm, the slaves.
Amelia Island immediately became one of the prime
sites for recruitment of African-Americans into the
Union Army. Many of these new recruits were then
sent to Hilton Head where they became part of the first
all black regiment the First South Carolina
Volunteers. Among those who joined was Robert
Very few, North or South, believed in the fall of 1862
that slaves could make effective soldiers, and these
black soldiers were given the job of providing proof.
And so in January of 1863, parts of the regiment came,
commanded by white officers, but effectively led by
.,)Suttopytqjpri Clinch, where at dusk they headed up-,
the St Marys Rivemrlooking for a fight. The island was
nearly all black at that time, save for the garrisoning
Union soldiers, so it is a certainty that the entire pop-
ulation of the island lined the banks of the Amelia
River that night to see such an astounding thing, their
husbands, their brothers, their sons, wearing Union
blue and going up a river to fight for their freedom, and
for that of 4.5 million other enslaved human beings.
After midnight, somewhere above the town of St
Marys, they disembarked and marched into the woods
where they came across a group of Confederate cav-
alry ironically out that night searching for slaves head-
ed to Amelia Island and freedom. There was a sharp
fight and Sutton was wounded three times, once in the
head. But the men proved what they had to prove, that
black men would stand, and they would fight as sol-
Six days later they went up that river again, this time
to retrieve bricks lying around at an old brickyard.
They had no trouble getting up the river and getting
the bricks, but as they were returning to Fort Clinch
they ran into murderous fire from the banks of the nar-
row St Marys River. Robert Sutton was in the pilot-
house firing two rifles beside the white captain. The
captain was shot dead, and Sutton took the wheel and
returned them safely to Fort Clinch.
The Civil War may have been fought long ago, but
its aftermath lingers today. We should do more to rec-
ognize these brave men who fought so well for their
freedom here, and particularly Robert Sutton.
This month at the Amelia Island Museum of History
we have been celebrating Robert Sutton and other
heroes who can teach us so much about the value of
freedom, and how precious it is. But we need to do
more. It is time for a plaque prominently displayed and
placed along the Amelia River commemorating these
men, and particularly Robert Sutton.
Jim Longacre
Fernandina Beach

Dumb and dumber
Damn Coleman ("In U.S., ignorance is not bliss,"
Feb. 22), I didn't need NBC to tell me Americans are
dumber -just look at how many of them are registered
as Democrats! They are so dumb here in Florida they
supposedly couldn't figure how to cast a ballot or
punch a chad out! Funny how it's never Republicans
who file lawsuits claiming ballots are too confusing or
providing a photo I.D. is too intrusive. Just the dumb
As for science, what about the "junk science" you
guys are always pimping called "global warming"?
You've become just another self-annointed shill for
the left.
Roy Stafford
Amelia Island

Animal truths
I have two dog-related businesses in this county.
One is Dog Leg Productions, a kennel and dog train-
ing center. The other is a charitable organization called
Project C.H.A.N.C.E., which offers assistance dogs
to children with autism and mental health disabilities
as well as adults with physical challenges.
I moved to Fernandina Beach three years ago from
Mandarin. I am 54 years old and have been in the
dog business for 30 years. Here is my resume: canine
control officer; cruelty investigator; shelter operations
management; director of education; grant writer; serv-
ice dog trainer; volunteer with shelters in Nassau and
Duval counties to rehabilitate the "worst" dogs to see
if they can be "fixed" or have to be euthanized; special
education teacher; adult group home manager; state
of Massachusetts sales representative for the lams

"Besides nutrition, faith, politics and sports inspire me to write" for Voice of the People,
says longtime contributor Willyne Blanchard.
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'born again to nutrition


Whether writing in defense of eggs, decrying
transfats or applauding the elimination of sodas in
schools, Willyne Blanchard has been a frequent
contributor to the Voice of the People column for
many years.
In addition to health issues, recent letter topics
include praise for University of Florida quarter-
back Tim Tebow and Jacksonville Jaguars Head
Coach Jack Del Rio as well as comparing friend
and former city commissioner Patricia Thompson
to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
"I'm a truth seeker," said Blanchard, "and care
about people of all ages from womb to tomb; if
only one person is helped by my shared knowl-
edge, it's worth it."
Originally from Louisiana, Blanchard moved to
Amelia Island in 1954 when her husband began
working at Smurfit-Stone.
While raising her four children in 1966,

dog food company and a member of the first over-
sight committee to separate Nassau County Animal
Control and Nassau Humane Society.
My website contains my .philosophy and mission
statement as a professional in the dog industry. It
states do everything possible to keep the dog in its
home barring no unusual circumstances. The second
refers to keeping children safe from dogs with bad
behaviors. Please let us remember that,dogs are not
born bad.
This is why I am writing this letter:
1) I am tired of the bickering among the media, the
think-they-knowers, the government sector and the
concerned citizens.
2) The first oversight committee should have been
allowed more time to accomplish their goals.
3) The Nassau Humane Society was invited to join
the Pet Alliance Nassau and they chose to wait.
4) The 501(c)3 animal rescue groups involved in
PAN have a mission: to help dogs and cats stay healthy
and loved. PAN was formed to help these groups raise
money, educate the public, promote adoptions, encour-
age spay/neuter.
5) Help Tommy Seagraves, the sheriff, to take over
the department of Animal Control.
a) If this happens the name needs to be changed to
animal services and enforcement.
b) There needs to be a dispatcher for incoming calls
c) A new image campaign
d) A director who can delegate with experience and
lead with clear vision.
e) At least four animal control officers on the road
f) At least six kennel technicians 7 days a week so
they can rotate and have regular days off.
g) One person in-house who can be all about the
h) Accurate, open and efficient record keeping.
This is from my heart, from my experience and
from my frustrations. Stop the talking and start the vol-
unteering. We will need foster families for sick puppies,
heartworm positive quiet homes for recovery, homes
where dropped-from-car window kittens can mend,
warm hearts who can give time and comfort to senior
citizen dogs who were given up and abandoned
because their health needs were expensive and more

Blanchard wrote play reviews for the News-Leader
Then-editor Don Caldwell asked Blanchard if she
would also write stories about people in the com-
munity along with a photograph.
"I told Don, 'I'll never find enough words for a
story each week.'"
Caldwell said she would and he was right
Blanchard continued writing a weekly feature col-
umn for the News-Leader until 1976.
A nutrition conference she attended in 1984
began another writing career; that of letters to the
editor author.
After hearing Dr. Ruth Yale Long speak in
Houston, Blanchard says she "became 'born
again' in nutrition."
"It's a topic I've always been drawn to," said
Blanchard. "Even as a child."
When not busy writing letters, Blanchard
enjoys reading, cooking, bike riding, swimming,
playing tennis and going out on Friday night dates
with her husband of 55 years, Al.
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of these common everyday stories that happen each
and every day at Animal Control.
We do need a new building but, first and foremost,
we need for all the citizens to come together. Spay and
neuter, give your pet a hug, an extra treat, cut their
nails, clean their ears, put flea stuff on them.
Put identification on them!
Be kind, to your pets and to your neighbor.
BJ Szwedzinski
Fernandina Beach

How would you like to-become a sister town to
Sag Harbor, a historic, bayside whaling village in the
Hamptons on Long Island, N.Y.? The town is a two-hour
drive from Manhattan and buses and trains are avail-
able for transportation to the Big City.
As sister towns, we could exchange houses, have
writers, seminars, art gatherings and inter-galleries,
work exchanges and barter opportunities (and what-
ever you can think oft).
Right now is a moment in time before the taxes get
too high for artists and small, quaint shops to stay in
Fernandina and Sag Harbor have a lot in common.
At the end of the shopping district, is, yes, a harbor,
where you can see the water and go out on the dock,
just like Fernandina Beach.
Both towns have charming historic buildings,
wonderful restaurants, art galleries, community
parades and events and friendly people. Like
Fernandina, Sag Harbor has mostly middle-class res-
idents where the locals really work and the young
families go to church. The. beautiful sweeping
ocean beaches are a short drive away. The wealthy
settle on the coast amidst old-timer early settlers,
who had the sense to stake their ground on the
I'd like to know who is willing in participating in this.
Is there interest out there? Let me know and I'll put it
in the works. Mail me at: 75 Ridge Road, Sag Harbor,
NY 11963.
Linda Giordano
Sag Harbor, N.Y.



There truly is no place like home


There is no place like home. Dorothy
said it. Most of us say it when we return
from trips away. Not everyone has a home
that is safe or one to which we want to
return. Thanks to Micah's Place Domestic
Violence Shelter, women in our county have
a place to go and escape from abuse and find
a temporary home and, hopefully, a perma-
nent home that is peaceful and safe.
Each year just as spring begins to tease
our island azaleas and buds are popping, the
Micah's Place annual Home and Garden
Tour offers a unique opportunity to tour
some of the island's most beautiful homes.
"The Home and Garden Tour generates
vital funds to sustain critical programs
offered by Micah's Place," according to
Shandra Riffey, executive director.
Traditionally, the homes selected for
each spring tour are very different, reflect-
ing the lives and personalities of those gen-
erous enough to open their private resi-
dences for tours.
One home reflects its owner's worldwide
travel. Its architecture is reminiscent of a
French chateau. Jean and Mike Luke's
house stands 19 feet above sea level with
views of the Atlantic Ocean and the
Intracoastal Waterway. Each room and level
offers museum-quality treasures. Among the
many treasures are an Elliot grandfather
clock, circa 1849, and ancient Chinese sculp-
tures. Another room is filled with Third
World artwork.

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PORCH impressive collection
of renowned artists,
including C. Ford Riley, Molly Mabe,
Duncan McClellan and A. Garry Arlbritton.
Their collection includes Northeastern and
Eastern folk art.
When Don and Betsy Millen moved from
the thriving metropolis of Atlanta and their
antique-filled home,,they wanted a change
and a home that reflected'their new life on
Amelia Island. Their second floor condo
makes the best of its oceanside location.
Each window offers a beautiful view. The
soft colors chosen by the Millens reflect the
sun and sand that make up their new home.
In contrast, the fourth home on the tour
is located on the marsh. Inside and outside
spaces combine in a perfect marriage. The

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house, 22 years old, has been extensively
remodeled. The house reverses the tradi-
tional and expected floor plan by using the
second floor as the primary living space and
using the first level for guest rooms, a
screened porch and sunroom.
In addition to the tour, a special lunch is
being offered at PLAE, the elegant restau-
rant nestled in the Plantation Spa and Shops
Joy McCabe, this year's tour chairman,
shared, "There are no places like the homes
offered this year. We hope everyone will
come out and enjoy a very special opportuni-
ty and help us raise money for Micah's
The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 11-12 at the Amelia Island Plantation.
Parking is free. General admission is $35.
Advance tickets are available for $30 at
selected locations or by sending a check to
Micah's Place, P.O. Box 16287, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035. Call 492-6364 for informa-
tion. A special event lunch offered at Brett
Carter's PLAE can be purchased for $15
(includes wine, tax and gratuity).
Boutique shopping is available at selected
shops, which will contribute 20 percent of
their sales to the Micah's Place event.

Dickie Anderson is a local writer. Check
out her website: www.dickieanderson.com. She
is available for speaking engagements to
groups and for conferences.

First Baptist Church celebrates the risen Christ

Pastor's Ponderings by Senior Pastor Jeff
Overton, First Baptist Church: "A man was
coming out of church one .day and the
preacher was standing at the door as he
always is to shake hands. He grabbed the
man by fhe hand and pulled him aside.
"The pastor said to him, 'You need to join
the Army of the Lord!' The man replied, 'I'm
already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.'
"The pastor questioned, 'How come I
don't see you except at Christmas and
Easter?' He whispered back, Tm in the
secret service.'
"I'm really not sure that God has a secret
service. I think He wants us to live out our
faith in a bold manner. He wants others to
see that we belong to Him so that they too
may come to a saving knowledge of Jesus
Christ This has been God's plan and we
need to implement it Look with me at this
verse as Paul writes to the church at Second
Corinthians 9:12-14. (Please read.)
"What we do in the name of the Lord will
not only meet the needs of God's people, the
thuChbbtltt WIR alsl pi6Ve that We being to
'HW and ttiose around as Will begin f6'praise
God for what they see in you. You see, our
service is our obedience. No one has been
called to sit on a pew. All of us have been
called to serve. We talk a lot about worship
services but real surrender involves our
worship through service. As we move for-
ward to our new facility and ministries, there
will be more opportunities for service than
ever before. He does not need a secret serv-
ice. Make the decision today to take your
place of service."
First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach,
celebrates "The Risen Christ." The Easter
season is upon us once again. First Baptist
swings into full gear to celebrate. What bet-
ter reason do we, as believers, have to
rejoice than in our risen Savior? At Easter,
we traditionally remember the suffering,
death and sacrifice of Jesus. But it's impor-
tant for us to realize that the primary focus
of the early church what changed the per-
ception of reality and transformed them into
a band of revolutionary messengers -was
not the crucified Christ, but the risen Christ.

A dead Messiah was
merely a great Rabbi. A
risen Christ was indeed

music ministry of First
Baptist will present
"The Risen Christ" the
story of Christ's life,
crucifixion and resur-
Hilda reaction as told through
Higginbotham the characters of John,
the disciple, Peter and
"..... Mary Magdalene,
HILDA'S using narrations that
HEARABOUTS are literally adapted
from scripture. The
presentation will take place on Palm Sunday,
March 16, at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Mike
Reed directing.
Maundy Thursday is always special at
First Baptist with the annual silent commun-
ion. Easter morning, March 23, dawns with
hope and promise as we meet at the beach
at Peter's Point at sunrise for our annual
unrise seril'.-. Thik ye: i:' sr-'rVicc b~ gih-s
at 7:15 a.m. A continental breakfast will be
served in the Fellowship Hall afterwards.
Mark your calendars: Vacation Bible
School clinic at Amelia Baptist from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. April 10; semi-annual meeting at
Live Oak at 5:30 p.m. April 17; senior adult
luncheon at Callahan First at 10:30 a.m. May
8; Southern Baptist Convention in Indiana-
polis, Ind., June 10-11; "Leadership Develop-
ment" with a meal at the Northeast Florida
Baptist Association office July 17; Mobile
Dental Unit at Yulee Baptist Aug. 25-29.
March calendar of events: Nominating
Committee meeting at 10 a.m. on the sixth
at the NEFBA office; move clocks ahead one
hour on the ninth; Palm Sunday is the 16th;
Administrative Committee meeting at 10:30
a.m. on the 20th at the NEFBA office; Good
Friday is the 21st and NEFBA offices are
closed; Easter is the 23rd, "He Is Risen;"
Executive Committee meeting at 10:30 at
the NEFBA office on the 27th.
On behalf of Blackrock Baptist Church,
thank you to the Rev. Frank Camarotti for 23

years of service to this church and, more
importantly, to the Lord Jesus Christ. We
are so grateful that the Lord called you to
preach and even more grateful that He
chose to send you here. What an awesome
example of a Christian you are. Your faithful-
ness and character speak nothing but
Christ. May God continue to bless you and
your family. We love you.
Ephesians 4:11-13: "And He gave some to
be apostles, some to be prophets, some to
be evangelists and some to be pastors and
teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for
the work of the ministry, for the edifying of
the body of Christ: till we all come in the
unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the
measure of the stature of the fullness of
From the heart of Pastor Jackie Hayes of
Springhill Baptist Church out Nassauville
way: "I continue to rejoice over our church
installing Galen Dunton as an elder Jan. 20.
His lovely wife is Kym. He is a wonderful
'httdigifted mmhn who is deeply committed to
Ri' Lo.i d, his'family and his chure i,-;e ilt;
serve you well. Please pray for our elder
team as we are meeting weekly seeking a
word from the Lord concerning His future
of our church. We continue on. God is still
Good and still in perfect control."
Sean Gossett, pastor of music and wor-
ship, Springhill Baptist Church, has an inter-
esting article: "Occasionally I tune into
ESPN or watch Monday Night Football.
When I do, I'm often uncomfortable with the
level of admiration broadcasters give to pro-
fessional coaches and athletes. To me, their
praise crosses the line into man worship.
"In most walks of life, people with excep-
tional ability are admired. Whether a master
musician, a skilled surgeon or home deco-
rating diva, most of us marvel at people who
are exceptionally gifted. Is this sinful? Not
"However, when we cross the line of
appreciating their ability to wishing that we
had the same ability and/or recognition, we

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Exodus 16:1-7

Monday .
Exodus 16:8-14
Exodus 16:15-19
Exodus 16:20-24 Screaming with joy, my daughter
leaped into the cool inviting water.
Thursday I sat at the edge wrapped in a towel
Exodus 16:25-30 wanting so badly to run screaming and
Friday jumping with her. Instead I just sat
Exodus 16:31-ay there...watching. Why didn't I jump in?
Scared, untrusting that the water
Saturday below wouldn't give me up to the air
Exodus 16:34.36 above, unsure the flotation device
would work. My daughter yelled over her shoulder,
"Mom, watch, I pop right back up." I was reminded of
another time her faith had made me take another look
at myself. We both had prayed all night that I would get a
job the next day, but when the next day arrived, I was too
scared to go to the interview. My daughter simply said,
"Mom, I don't think we can move mountains with that
kind of faith. If you keep thinking like that, we shouldn't
even bother getting out of bed." I got the job that day...
and today I will swim with my daughter.
Weekly Bible Trivia
What was the name of the special food that God supplied the
children of israel for forty years?
answerr found hi this week's scripture reading)

Mr. Jones, Miss Little

Lauren Elaine Little and
Lance Tyler Jones, both of
Gainesville, will be married May
17, 2008, in Fernandina Beach
with the Rev. Jackie Hayes offici-
Lauren graduated from the
University of Florida and is
presently working on her Ph.D.
in Nutritional Science at UE
Lance graduated from Kansas
State University and is currently
working for an advertising
agency in Gainesville.
Lauren.is the daughter of
Dennis and Mary Julia Little of
Fernandina Beach and Lance is
the son of John and Gig Jones of
Salina, Kan.
Elizabeth Jane Phipps of .
Yulee and Michael Earl Elder of
Callahan-will be married at 3:30
p.m. March 8, 2008, at Yulee
Baptist Church with Joe Otwell
officiating. A reception will fol-
low from 5-9 p.m. at the Woman's
Club of Fernandina Beach. -

Miss Phipps, Mr. Elder

The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Dave and S-ndy Phipps of
Tulee. She is the granddaughter
of Irene and Chuck Metcalf of
Jacksonville and Harley Phipps
of Anderson, Ind.
The groom-elect is the son of
Mary Lloyd and Dennis Davis Sr.
of Callahan. He is the grandson
of Betty Elder of Jacksonville.


The Council on Aging of
Nassau County provides services
to the elderly in Fernandina
Beach and in west Nassau
County. Director: Dr. Al Rizer.
Locations: Eastside Senior Cen-
ter: 1367 S. 18th St., Fernandina
Beach, phone 261-0701 fax 261-
0704. Westside Senior Center:
37002 Ingham Rd., Hilliard,
phone 845-3331 fax 845-4491.
COA Transportation
Program, 261-0700 or 800-298-
9122. Services Provided: Adult
Day Healthcare, nutrition pro-
grams, Meals-On-Wheels, recre-
ation and education programs,
art, music and craft activities,
utility payment assistance, coun-
tywide transportation by appoint-
ment, medical screenings, in-
home services to include
home-making and personal care,
volunteer services and seminars.
Lunch is served daily at the cen-
ters for those participating in our
Guardian Ad Litem is in
critical need of volunteers to
become part of a court program
to represent the best interests of
innocent children. Call Linda at
(904) 630-1200 or visit the web-
site at www.guardianadlitem.org.
First Coast residents may
apply online for economic assis-
tance (food stamps, temporary
cash and Medicaid) from the
Florida Department of Children
and Families at www.myflori
da.com/accessflorida. Call 866-
76-ACCES or 866-762-2237.
ElderSource -your Aging
Resource Center, and the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs,
invites volunteers to join the
SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders) pro-
gram, which helps elders make
informed decisions about
Medicare and health insurance.
SHINE volunteers provide
individual counseling and assis- -
tance to elders.and their care-
givers about Medicare,
Medicaid,.plan choices, long-
term care and other health insur-
ance issues. Volunteers also
make educational presentations
and participate in outreach
events. Call the local Elder
Helpline at 1-888-242-4464 or
(904) 777-2106.
Gerri's Corner, a resource
center for women with cancer,
answering questions and spread-
ing hope, is open Monday-Friday
from noon to 4 p.m. in Maxwell
Hall at Memorial United Metho-
dist Church on North Sixth
Street in downtown Fernandina
Beach. Call 277-0099.
Nassau Habitat for
Humanity's recycling program
includes cell phones. They may

be taken to North Nassau Re-
cycling at Lime and South Eighth
streets in Fernandina Beach.
Recycling is an important part
of Nassau Habitat's funding. It
has aluminum can bins located at
many places on the island, or
they may be left at North Nassati
Recycling. To volunteer with the
group, call 277-0600 or e-mail
Healing Balm of Northeast
Florida Inc, 1303 Jasmine St.,
Fernandina Beach, offers free.
confidential HIV/AIDS testing
and other health related servic-
es. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., Monday through Friday.
Appointments available and walk-
ins are welcome. For information
or HIV testing call 548-0055.
The Nassau County Health
Department seeks-volunteer
physicians, dentists, nurses and
other licensed health profession-
als to provide limited but vital
primary and specialty care to
uninsured and underserved
Florida residents.
Liability protection from state-
sponsored sovereign immunity is
offered to licensed providers
who volunteer their time and
skills. Call Virginia Gaster at 548-
1860, ext 5325, or e-mail vir
Haven Hospice is North
Florida's expert in end-of-life and
palliative care and is one of eight
2007 Circle of Life Award (r) hon-
orees nationwide to, be recog-
nized as leaders in improving the
care of patients near the end of
life or with life-threatening condi-
Haven Hospice offers many
opportunities for volunteering,
including patient care, adminis-
trative work, special events, fund
raising, pastoral care, massage
therapy, bereavement services,
speakers bureau-and community
outreach. For information, visit
www.havenhospice.org or call
Sandra Francis at (904) 733-9818.
Micah's Place is a 501
(c)(3) non-profit and the only
certified domestic violence cen-
ter serving Nassau County., It
provides emergency shelter, out-
reach, prevention programs and
community education. Visit
www.micahsplace.org. The 24-
hour crisis hotline is 800-500-
1119, and emergency shelter,
225-9979. For information or to
make donations, call 491-6364
extension 2 or e-mail micahs
A support group victims or
survivors of domestic violence
meets Mondays at 7 p.m. For
outreach or support groups call
(904) 879-6270. Volunteers call.
491-6364, ext. 2.

Welcome to God's House

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008/News-Leader


An enchanted evening and saving the las

L little girls' faces peered mean, how the atmosphere was almost heav- people settled in, the dance floor
through the tent window. could it not enly. With candelabras at each began filling up. "
Dressed like princesses, be. From lit- table and beautiful decorations As I looked through the
they stood outside wait- tle tiny girls lining the walls, this year's theme crowd, my eyes fell upon the
ing for the doors to open; the dressed like was "A night at Tiffany's." make-believe clock that was a
occasion, Faith Christian angels, to While most of the people part of the Tiffany's jewelry store
Academy's eighth annual Father teenage spent their first few moments backdrop that lined the back wall
Daughter Ball held at The Ritz- daughters in looking for a table to sit at, I of the ballroom. The time on the
Carlton, Amelia Island. It's one of elegant couldn't help but notice a little clock said 7:20 and stayed that
the most precious events that I've evening girl about three or four years old way the whole night. It really was
ever had the privilege of being a Rob gowns, not to dragging her dad onto the empty as if time was standing still as
part of. You've got to know that mention full dance floor. It didn't seem to mat- God seemed to draw near and
watching dads and their daugh- Goyette grown ter to her one bit that there was grant a special grace for fathers
ters pull aside from the business ... women no one else already dancing. and daughters to share their love
of life just to spend time dancing PULPIT whose dads Though I'm sure her dad would with one another.
and dining together is a sight to NOTES were have felt a lot more comfortable Between having their pictures
see. crowned with with other people on the dance taken together, enjoying the buf-
When the doors finally opened gray hair, there's just nothing floor, for her it wasn't even an fet and thumbing through the .
and dads and daughters began quite like it. issue; this is why they had come. memory booklets.where dads
walking in, I knew it was going to As people eased into the ball- Song after song the band write little notes to their daugh-
be another wonderful event. I room and the band began to play, played and as more and more ters, the night was a huge suc-

5t dance for God

cess. When it was finally time to
shut it all down, the bandleader
stepped up to the microphone
and thanked everyone for allow-
ing them to participate in such a
special evening. 'This will be our
last song," he announced. "We
hope you all-have a wonderful
night and a safe drive home."
And then, it happened; out
onto the dance floor stepped a
dad with his little girl, fast asleep
and resting on his shoulder. As
the band played its final song, it
was clear that it was the father
who was enjoying the last dance
while his sleeping daughter was
totally unaware of what was
going on.
I can't help but see the heart
of God in this beautiful little

story. In the book of
Deuteronomy, chapter thirty-two
and verse nine, the Bible tells us
that the Lord's portion is His peo-
ple. Have you ever stopped and
considered the fact that we are
not the only ones who are
blessed by having a relationship
with God? That's right, He actual-
ly gets pleasure from us. Like the
little girl fast asleep in her dad's
arms, it's not our activities that
are the source of His pleasure,
but simply who we are: His sons
and daughters. I've found
whether I'm awake or asleep,
there's no better place to be.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach
Center E-mail him at rgoy@living-


Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Hope
House at 410 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach, offers a spiri-
tually uplifting Christian service
every Tuesday starting at 11:30
a.m., with a meal provided imme-
diately following. There are spe-
cial speakers weekly and every-
done isinvited. For more
information call 321-0435.
The community is invited to a
Low Country Boil at Amelia
Baptist Church at 6 p.m. March 1.
Enjoy delicious food and live blue-
grass music. The suggested dona-
tion of $10 will help fund the
annual, mission trip to Matewan,
W.Va. Call 261-9527 to make your
Guest preacher

International, will speak on the
topic, "Christianity: Alive in
Russia." Toolq has trained pastors
and women in the underground
Christian movement in Eastern
European countries for 27 years.
He has helped establish orphan-
ages, feeding programs and a
nursing home for women in
Russia. For information, call 277-
4414 or send e-mail to speak-
Join Grace Community
Church Pastor Jerry Klemm as he
presents a seven-week series,
Join the discussion as the
church explores common myths
about Christianity and faith
including modern and controver-
sial topics such as free will, heav-
en and the afterlife, tragedy and
suffering, bedroom behavior, poli-

St Peter's Episcopal Church tics and political parties, environ-
will welcome guest mentalism and universalism.
preacher/teacher and former The series starts March 2 as
parish member the Rev. Gary Kiemm explores the popular myth
Manning, on March 2 at the 7:30 that God is a card-carrying, right-
a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. wing Republican. Does God
services. From 10:10-11 a.m. he ordain who our president will be,
will lead an adult class, and how should we respond to a
"Nourished by scripture; president we dislike?
wrestling with scripture." The series continues through
Manning has been a serious April 13. Grace Community
student of the Bible for more than Church worships at Yulee Middle
30 years. His passion for the School, 85439 Miner Road, Yulee,
sweep of the biblical narrative and at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. '
his intention to be thoughtful by Nursery and children's church
engaging the texts continue to ; jp4-yided. Call 491-0363 or visit
inform his spiritual journey and "'%'.w.:acrassau corn
his ors a priestser- ..
ing a parish in the Diocese of ten music
Milwaukee. The Amelia Plantation Chapel
'Salt a nl T Ight' will feature organist Peter Deane
playing hymns and music for
Amelia Plantation Chapel will meditation during Lent on
present Bud Toole at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday March 5, 12 and 19,
March 2 as part of its "Salt and from noon to 12:30 p.m.
Light" speaker series. Toole, a All are invited to the chapel,
founder and board member of located at 36 Bowman Road out-
East-West Ministries side the Amelia Island Plantation.

Home Fellowship
The Home Fellowship Word
Food Speaker for March 6 at 7
p.m. at Living Waters Church is
Tommy Aberson. Bring your
youth, but all ages welcome.
There is a different speaker the
first Thursday of each month. Call
Jan and Frank Lightsey at 261-
'Lift EveryVoice
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave., invites the com-
munity to help celebrate its '
sesquicentennial year with "Lift
Every Voice: A Musical
Exploration with Dr. Carl
Haywood," March 7-9.
Haywood, professor of music
at Norfolk State University, is
known not only for his thorough
and vigorous teaching style in
areas of conducting, theory and
organ, but for his.untiring efforts
to inspire all under his voice to
reach their fullest potential.
A workshop will be held
Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon for
everyone in the congregation, dio-
cese and community. On Friday at
7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. join
Haywood for a special rehearsal
for those that will be singing in
the choir on Sunday morning. You
are welcome to join the rehearsals
if you will also join St. Peter's on
Sunday morning. Sunday services
are at 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. For
more information call 261-4293.
Old Kings Road Baptist
Church at 7134 Old Kings Road in
Jacksonville will hold a gospel
sing at 7:30 p.m. March 7. This
month's group will be The
Roman's Road Trio from
Brunswick, Ga. A love offering
will be taken. For directions to the
church, call (904) 305-4309 and
leave a message.

I l Continuedfrom 8A Go Somewhere Amelia is committed to the spiritual
ILim Continued from 8A Travelers: Travel with us to the growth of children, that FPC is
have coveted their position and South Campus for the FCCJ international in selecting curricu-
power, which is sin. ,, Chorale Concert tonight and April lum that is Bible based and kid
"One definition of worship that 25 at 8 p.m. 'oin us for dinner and friendly that FPC has members
I like is giving our mind's atten- a concert. See Nancy Berry for who have answered God's call to
tion and.our heart's affection to details. use their gifts to minister to chil-
something or someone. This defi- Travel with us to see the mati- dren. While the spiritual develop-
nition says nothing about God. nee performance of The Sound of ment of your child is your respon-
Instead, it reveals that worship is Music at the Alhambra Dinner sibility, we stand ready every
natural to us. By nature, we all have Theater in Jacksonville June 21. Sunday to partner with you."
things that we're passionate about. We hope to secure a block of 20 Former minister of music, First
Whether sports, cars, shopping, seats for that date. See Nancy Baptist Church, Danny Griffin, and
learning or anything else, fallen Berry if you're interested. wife Jonnfye visited. hi'ffnifr
people long to worship everything Missions: We'!e going back to place of employment and he spoke
but God. This is idolatry. When we Matewan, W.VaIThis trip includes on missions.
come to Christ in faith, He reveals youth as well as adults. We depart Another former pastor, the Rev.
this to us in His Word. June 23 and return home June 30. James T. Dunnam, celebrated 60
The Clear Springs Baptist For general information or if you years of preaching and being in
Church, Mascot, Tenn., where would like to help with fundrais- the gospel ministry Jan. 11. He
Chris Taylor is pastor, had a special ers, contact Lisa Robertson at 415- began his journey Jan. 11, 1948.
men's ministry chili supper and 6703. Pastor Carl Butter from the Rev. Dunnam served as senior pas-
show and tell hunting and fishing Ministerial Association of tor here at First Baptist Church
adventure Feb. 21 at the Bolings. Matewan, W.Va., will speak at from 1962-8 and 1989-93. We thank
Also plans are being made to Amelia Feb. 13 and in April God for allowing Brother Dunnam
attend the Nashville Men's Counting blessings with Doris and Betty Sue, his lovely wife, to
Conference at First Baptist Church I Davis at First Presbyterian Church: serve the Lord these many years!
in Mt Juliet, Tenn., March 7-8.The "Did you know that every Sunday They visited here some months
speaker will be Dr. Johnny Hunt, we are in KIDMO, waiting to see ago from Alabama and attended
pastor of First Baptist Church, those beautiful, energetic faces of the morning service at First
Woodstock, Ga. Contact Chris your children in kindergarten Baptist. He was celebrating his
Taylor or Wayne Johnson for infor- through fifth grade? We utilize a birthday and other family mem-
mation. Pastor Chris's cell phone is dynamic DVD lesson with music hers accompanied them here for
388-0730. Pastor Taylor isa former videos, interactive and competitive several days.
youth minister at Gray Gables games and fun motions for mem- "Brother David Drake and I
Baptist Church. orizing Bible verses, would like to welcome aboard
Callahan First Baptist Ladies "There is also an attendance Ronae Moore. Ronae will be our
Night Out, "Friends Forever," was prize; rewards for returning com- media director as well as my right-
Feb. 22 in the main auditorium. pleted MAP (Mission, Action, hand person. I am looking forward
.This was a night to remember! Plan) books as well as a choice of to working with Ronae in the
A report on Beast Feast 2008. In treats for every child. We look for- months ahead. She is a member of
two nights, we had almost 2,500 ward to greeting your child as we Fernandina First Baptist and the
folks attend this year! Last year we prepare to laugh, sing, dance and youngest daughter of Faye and
had approximately 1,40Q,,9. ~ gy,.fu ,e, ,e.ern aboutqG,,, .,Ronnie Mp.ore. $S,,e ,al_4,e
night. We saw approximate 46 ,'or'ilecreated, the p)A, He granddaughter, p da
decisions to trust Jesus as Savior has for each of our lives and how to Higginbotham, who writes the
and Lord Thursday and Friday connect the Bible, God's Holy wonderful column for the News-
nights. It was two nights to. remem- Word, to the lives we- live today. Leader. She and I have known each
ber! Please join us each and every other for a long time!" Merida S.
The Martins are in concert Sunday as we give your children Voyles, administrative assistant,
tonight at 7:30 p.m. the opportunity to share prayer Northeast Florida Baptist
A new Beth Moore study is to concerns, to plan ways to commit Association, RO. Box 516, Yulee,
be taught by Wanda Rogers their lives to living more like Christ FL32041.
Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Repeats and a safe place to ask questions. "May our great Heavenly
on Sunday at 5 p.m. Rooms C101- "We are blessed that First Father continue to watch over us
103. Presbyterian Church, our church, and keep us in His loving care."

WhE ie Bbi s h A r Cru P;3. rl Pt Eis. ,BaptIiSTChurch Mu,, M oid r, Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
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George Williams at. 904' 277-9675 Fernand na Beach, FL 32034 w srnhilibotpqtfborg :L r L h...... ."II

Rev. Ray Ramsburg. Pastor
--- Every Sunday --
Traditional Worship. 8AM & 11AM
Contemporary Praise: 9:30AM
Children's Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
-- First Sunday Each Month -
Healing Prayer: 6PM
Across from Fort Clinch State Park


86003 Christian Way(Yulee Methodist Church)
Yulee, Florida
Telephone 904.335.7642
Please join us on Sunday, Bible Study at 6pm
Worship & Lord's Supper at 7 pm,
Fellowship 7:45 to 8:15
Come for one or all
Optional Healing Prayer
offered following Worship

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Church School 9.30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles

An Interdenomnationat Communaiy Churcl'
9:15 a.m.
(Nursery Provided)
Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
A. diverse congregation unitedby our faith in Jesus Christ

New Website!

Amelia Island Plantation
Outside the Main Gate
. (904) 277-4414

20 South Ninth Streer 2614907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr.. Pastor
The Church in the
Heart of the City
With the Desireto be in the
Hearts of All People
Sday New Member Clus 9.m.
Sunday School 9 JOam
Manias Worship II J m
Weds aUdy Ng mndy Priyor
WedasdayeMbfa k Serree 7-9p o.
JMdgs,: Bas & Va. Coups. mti1s. Youth

"*Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaneer Tr, & Gerbing Road, Fenandina Bch.
For More nformaion cal 261-9527


Sunday School
Worship Service .
DIscipleship Training
Evening Worship .
Wednesday Fellowship Supper
Wednesday Prayer Service

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736 Bonnlevlew Road acrosss from Sedlei Rd.)
904 261 4615 (chuic office)
Nursery provided

Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship
SUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
Youth, NVursely &
Children's Ministries
Rob &Chditie Goyette 321
senior Pastors On AIA 1 mile westof Amelia Island

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Heearng Impaired Services Available
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31 Harts Rd, West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225-0809


Sunday Worship 10:00 AM
Children's Church 10:00 AM

1897 Island Walkway
Information: 491-156Z

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96074 Chester Rd., Yulee


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Everyone Welcome
A 1928 Prayer Book Parish
The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
Come Grow With Us

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Please Join Us for
Sunday Worship
at 10:00 a.m.
While We Build,
Worshiping In Burgess Chapel
1305 Atlantic Avenue


10 South 10th Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Rev. Jeremiah Robinson, Jr. Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL .....................9:30 AM

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Pastor Frank Camarotti
Sunday Morning Worship Services
8:30am AND 11:00am
Sunday School 9:45
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 11:00 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided

Expanding the Kingdom
Rev. Jeff Overton, Sr. Pastor
Sunday Worship 8 AM & 10:15 AM
Sunday School 9 AM
Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Wednesday Service 6:30 PM
416 Alachua St.* Fernandina Beach

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Brett Opalinski, Pastor

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FRIDAY, FIEBiRUAiRY 29,2008/News Leader

In a slump, be a vigilant consumer

Dogwood Organics
joins market
Dogwood Organics has joined
the Fernandina Farmers Market
as a new vendor. Started as a
family business, Dogwood
Organics has organic potting soil
made up of 25 percent OMRI list-
ed earthworm castings, 65 per-
cent organic peat humus and 10
percent sand.
Also, Dogwood will have
earthworm castings organic fer-
tilizer that has been approved by
OMRI. Worm-castings are odor-
less and not only provide plants
with valuable, balanced nutrition
and help your soil fight disease
problems, but also help the gar-
dener keep the environment
Also at the market March 1
will be Junior Girl Scout Troop
270, with Girl Scout cookies for
sale. Troop 270 is made up of 13
fourth-grade girls from Emma
Love Hardee Elementary School.
The girls will use the proceeds
for an educational trip to a
Florida state park.
The Fernandina Farmers
Market is open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the corner
of Seventh and Centre Streets.
Call 491-4872 or visit www.fer-
The Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens' next gardening class,
"Herbs for Gardening and Fun,"
is scheduled for March 1 from
9:30-11 a.m. at the PepsiCo
Education Foundation Campus.
Guest speaker Linda Cunning-
ham, member of multiple herb
organizations, master gardener,
and owner of Cunningham's
Floral Designs, will speak on
why herbs are a great addition to
the garden and how to utilize
them in everyday life.
The cost is $15 for zoo mem-
bers and $20 for noh-members.
Pre-registration is required, and


Dogwood Organics, whi
izer, is a new vendor at

seating is limited. Visit www.jack
Wildflower talk
The Amelia Island Museum of
History will host a "Florida Wild-
flower and Butterfly Gardening"
presentation by Rebecca Jordi,
University of Florida/IFAS
Extension Agent II, Horticulture
and Environmental Education,
on March 13 from 7-8 p.m. at
Trinity United Methodist church
at the corner of Eighth and Ash
streets. Transform your yard into
an inviting and colorful, yet prac-
tical and water-saving, mecca for
butterflies and other wildlife.
Museum members are admitted
free of charge. Suggested dona-
tion for non-members is $5.
Jordi is one of the museum's
speakers for Elderhostel pro-
grams, which bring an interna-
tional audience for continuing
education offerings here in
Fernandina Beach. The Amelia
Island Museum of History
arranges lecturers, presenta-
tions, meals and lodging for
these all-inclusive forays into
Florida history. Come for the
presentation, the sneak peek into
Elderhostel. Visit www.elderhos-


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ich offers organic potting soil and fertil-
the Fernandina Farmers Market.

tel.com for information, or call
261-7378, ext. 102.
Herb seminar
A seminar about the benefits
of growing your own herbs for
cooking and other uses will be
held at 10 a.m. March 15 at
Reflections of Nature Garden
Center, 850688 US 17 South in
Yulee. This event is free. For
information call 225-9915.
Garden 'spotlight'
The UF/IFAS Nassau County
Extension Service's "Spotlight on
Nassau Gardens" is a monthly
recognition program featuring
gardens and plaint specimen
grown by county residents.
To be considered, residents
should send a digital photo, with
a description of their "Spotlight,"
along with their name, address
and phone number to bwalker
Winners must agree to a
photo with their garden/garden
feature and will receive a
"Spotlight on Nassau Gardens"
certificate. Contact Rebecca
Jordi at 548-1116, or visit http://


Town of Callahan, Florida Proposes to adopt amendments to the
Callahan Comprehensive Plan related to school concurrency
, ,. -

The following are the proposed amendments:

Amendments to the Callahan Comprehensive Plan,
Addition of the Public Schools Facilities Element
Amendments to the Intergovernmental Coordination
Amendments to the Capital Improvements Elements

Public Hearings on the proposed amendments will be held by the Planning
Board oN March 10, 2008 at, 7:00 P.M. and the Town Council on March 17,
2008 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers, Callahan Town Hall, 542300 US
Highway 1, Callahan, Florida. The proposed amendments to the
Comprehensive Plan are on file in the Office of the Town Clerk Town Hall,
Callahan, Florida and may be examined by interested parties prior to the public
hearing. All parties having any interest in this change will be afforded an oppor-
tunity to be heard at the public hearings. If a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Town Council with respect to any matter considered at the
meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such pur-
poses he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be


A classic way to save
money is purchasing
during a down market.
Coats are cheaper at
the end of winter. Bakery bread
made Monday is heavily dis-
counted by Tuesday. Knick-
knacks left over at the end of a
garage sale often are given away
So with some home prices
rolled back to 2003 levels, now
may be the time to buy.
Consumers, however, need to
remain prudent researchers as
they seek value in the down-
turn. General trends prices
nationally and in Florida are
falling may take on a particu-
lar nuance in a specific market.
For instance, recent national
analysis from Zillow.cdm,
a website that estimates home
values, prompted this conclu-
"With consecutive declines
over the past five quarters, we
haven't seen the housing mar-
ket hit bottom yet, and it may
very well get worse before
things get better," Zillow vice
president of data and analytics
Stan Humphries said in a news
But throughout Florida,
some areas have touched bot-
tom while others remain prone
to further price erosion. Zillow's
data shows the following raw
In Orange County/
Orlando, the median price (the
point where exactly half the
houses cost more and exactly
half cost less) for an "average"
house in December was
$211,922 a one-year decline of
12 percent.
In Miami/Fort Lauderdale
(different from Miami-Dade
County), the median price in
December was $259,659 a 14
percent drop from a year ago.
In Leon County (including
Tallahassee), the median home
price was $187,024 a 1.4 per-
cent drop from a year ago.
While there's no way to
absolutely know when home
prices have hit bottom, con-
sumers can learn more by con-
sulting with local realtors and
real estate attorneys. Some ana-
lysts say that prices in South
Florida still may be dropping,
while parts of the Panhandle
and the Orlando area are
.-.alreddy at the bottom of the

Educated buyers will ask

trends -
and specifi-
request a
S compre-
We pensive/
S. market
(CMA) as
Charles an initial
Kovaleski step. This
a w gives an
idea of
REAL recent sales
ESTATE as well as
original list-
ing prices.
When inquiring about a spe-
cific market, getting a feel for
inventory is another important
piece of information: The more
houses on the market, the more
pressure for prices to fall. Jobs
and wages alsoare key ele-
ments, and chambers of com-
merce can be good starting
points there.
Once research indicates that
a particular home or neighbor-
hood may be a good deal, the
basics of home buying take
hold. These can include:
Keeping resale in mind:
The home design might be
unique, but will a future buyer
think the same? Understand
what nearby development -
commercial and residential is
planned and how it may impact
the way the house and neigh-
borhood are perceived in the
future. Be wary if your intent is
the quick-flip. Just because a
property has increased by dou-
ble-digit percentage points in
the past is no guarantee of
future performance. Also, tight-
ening loan requirements may
have cut down on the potential
pool of buyers.
Getting your financial
house in order: More stringent
loan rules might impact you.
Many lenders now require at
least a 10 percent down pay-
ment -$20,000, for example, on
a $200,000 purchase price.
Before you bid on a house, shop
for a mortgage and know what
you qualify for. Buyers with
secured financing present a
stronger position.
Negotiating everything:
Nearly everything in the trans-
action is on-the table,;-f'om-(elo-
ing date to closing costs. Don't
be shy about requesting that

'With consecutive
declines over the past
five quarters, we
haven't seen the hous-
ing market hit bottom
yet, and it may very
well get worse before
things get better.'

sellers pay all fees and commis-'
sions. Sellers are more motivat-'
ed than usual, polishing their
homes to a high sheen.
Especially with builders sitting
on large inventories, be sure to
ask for concessions, including
price cuts, free landscape addi-
tions, free clubhouse fees and ,
closing-cost waivers.
Asking questions: Know a
seller's motivation by asking.
Find out what the seller paid
and how long ago (these
answers typically are on file with
the county property appraiser's'
office and, depending on the
county, may be available
online). If a seller is changing
jobs, an astute buyer can be part
of the solution by offering a
quick sale.
Consumers can find some of
the best home prices in five
years. As with stocks, it's impose
sible to time the housing mar-
Good research always is a
crucial element. The market _4
may be down, but there's no
reason your guard should be.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29. 2008/News-Leader



Home-schooled art
Studio Art, 528 S. Eighth St.,
offers classes for home-
schooled Students. Participants
will experience the different
styles of well-known artists
from various time periods as
they create their own master-
pieces. They will work with a
variety of different media
including, but not limited to,
painting with fingers and brush-
es, collaging, pencil, charcoal,
oil pastels, plaster, clay and
more. Hours are Tuesdays from
11 a.m.-noon for ages 4-7 and
Thursday 11 a.m.-noon for
ages 8-12. Cost is $110 for six
weeks. Call 556-3804 or visit
The Baker County Health
Department, in conjunction
with Outspok'n and the Baker
YMCA, is planning the second
annual "A-Fest" March 1 from
1-10 p.m. at the Baker County
Fair Grounds.
The festival's purpose is to
raise awareness about teenage
pregnancy and promote absti-
nence in the Baker and Nassau
county areas. A- Fest is a com-
munity event with free admis-
sion, food, games, contests and
prizes. A henna tattoo artist,
rock climbing, and the Guitar
Hero Competition are among
the planned activities. Also
expected is a visit from one of
the Jacksonville Jaguars.
live bands will include
Family Force Five and Between
the Trees. In addition are local
bands Don't Sigh Daisy, Red
Letter Bullet, The Sophomore
Attempt, Parade the City,
Wherefore and Matlock.
For more information call
(904). 259-3,152..., '
Alpha Kappa Delta
Educational Sorority will hold a
huge garage sale to benefit
scholarships from 8 a.m. to
noon on March 1 in the Emma
Love Hardee cafeteria. Call
Rebecca Crews at 321-0156.
Book contest
WJCT invites all students
from kindergarten through
third grade to write and illus-
trate original storybooks for the
14th Annual Reading Rainbow
Young Writers & Illustrators
Enter the. contest by creating
an original story with illustra-
tions and submitting it with an
official entry form to WJCT.
Rules and entry forms are avail-
able at wjctorg and through
local schools. Additional infor-
mation is available by e-mailing
g, or by calling (904) 549-2931.
'Entry deadline is March 3.
Faith Christian Academy will
bpen for registration for grades
J03 through eighth grade on
March 3. For more information
call 321-2137.
- College-hopeful high school
students can take the ACT col-
lege admission and placement
exam on April 12, the next
nationwide test date. The regis-
tration postmark deadline is
March 7. The registration fee is
$30 for the traditional ACT
(without the writing test) and
$44.50 for the ACT Plus
Writing. The late registration
postmark deadline is March 21.
An additional $19 fee is
required for late registration.
Students can obtain registra-
tion information and materials
'from their high school guidance
counselors' office, or register
online at www.actstudent.org.
The website also features test-
taking tips, practice tests, online
test prep and a searchable data-
base for students to see if a
prospective college requires a
writing score.

9, The Nassau County YMCAs
Will host a spring break camp
.March 31-April 4 with the
hlieme, "Caribbean Cruise."
*Hours are 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. each
day at Atlantic Elementary, the
Yulee Kid's Campus and
:Callahan Elementary. The cost
is $95 per week or $25 per day.
SEach day children will

explore the islands and cele-
brate Caribbean culture. For
more information call 261-1080.

Riverkeeper taps teens for water conservation message
Students who attend high selected to appear in a television to examine how we use water, to drawal projects, because we are ize the contest. Team Gaia mem-
schools located within the water- program about the importance of understand why it is important to runningoutof a sustainablesource bers have experience creating PSAs
shed of the St. Johns River can water conservation and protecting conserve water and the conse- of groundwater. Weare askinghigh and documentary style shows to
begin submitting Public Service the St. Johns River. quences of over-use, and to con- school students to help us raise raise awareness about social and
Announcement video entries to the The television program will be sider how to sustainably protect the awareness about water conserva- environmental issues. Recently,
St. Johns Riverkeeper "Conserving produced by Jellyfish Smack St. Johns River and our groundwa- tion and the importance of protect- their show, "Global Warming: Fact
Water To Save Our Rivers" PSA Productions (www.jellyfishs ter resources," said Jimmy Orth, ing our waterways," said Neil or Friction?" created by Team Gaia
contest. mack.com) and will be ready to air executive director of the St. Johns Armingeon of St. Johns to educate people on the topic of
The contest is being sponsored on PBS and network stations in Riverkeeper, in a press release. "We Riverkeeper. climate change, was nominated for
by St. Johns Riverkeeper in part- March. expect this to be a challenging task "We are excited to see how this an Emmy Award. For more infor-
nership with Team Gaia to raise "Conserving Water To Save Our for kids to tackle in 60 seconds or issue is perceived by our young mation about Team Gaia, visit
awareness about the importance of Rivers" PSA contest entries must less,.but never underestimate the people and how they will creatively www.teamgaia.com.
water conservation and the impor- be 60 seconds or less and address talents and creativity of our youth." address our water supply problems St. Johns Riverkeeper is a non-
tance of protecting both our drink- the importance of protecting our The deadline for submissions is through the lens of their video cam- profit grassroots organization that
ing water supplies and the St. Johns drinking water resources and the St April 10. Contest rules and guide- eras. After all, it is they who will serves as an advocate for the St.
River. Johns River system. lines can be found at www.stjohns inherit any problems that are cre- Johns River and the communities
One winner will be selected and "We are not looking for entries riverkeeperiorg. ated by the decisions thatwe make." that benefit from this tremendous
awarded a $1,000 cash prize. The that simply provide water conser- 'The St. Johns River and St. Johns Riverkeeper is part- resource. The Riverkeeper philos-
winner and some of the more com- vatioh tips. We want kids to raise Ocklawaha River are currently nering with the teen organization, ophy is rooted in a sense of public
spelling video PSA entries will be awareness by challenging viewers being considered for water with- Team Gaia, to promote and organ- ownership of local water bodies.


Post Cmdr. Fred Englehart, left, and Col. Elliott Sydnor, right, of the Fernandina Beach Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 4351 presented the Patriots Pen essay contest awards recently at Yulee
Middle School. Winners included, from left, Greg Burnette, second place, Edward Williamson,
first place, and Tayler Thompson, second place. Also pictured are Williamson's mother and
Coach Cameron Thompson. More than 40 students participated by writing essays entitled "Why
I am an American Patriot." Each winner received a Certificate of Merit and a U.S. savings bond

Communities In

Stan Knowles was honored
recently as "Most Improved" at
the CIS Dream Team Family
Awards Dinner. Knowles .
"medaled" in three subjects by .
raising his grades a full letter
or more in the courses. In
addition to that honor, he also
made the Yulee Middle School
Honor Roll and was named
YMS Student of the Month.
Pictured from left are Ed -.-
Millan, CIS program leader, SUBMITTED
Stan Knowles and Charles Knowles Jr., his father.
The following CIS Dream Team students raised grades in two subjects: Brandon Adams,
Joshua Blackwelder, Misha Copeland, Gary Deveaux, Sierra Henry, Quintn McElroy, Christina
Melgar, Danielle Newsom, Christopher Roberts, Amanda Thomas, Jammie Trou and Matthew
Webb. Thirty-five additional CIS Dream Team students raised grades in ong subject.

Students show

business smarts

On Feb. 8, high school students
from West Nassau, Yulee and
Hilliard took on peers from both
Clay and Baker counties in the
annual Future Business Leaders of
America district competition hosted
by FCCJ's North Campus.
Seven Nassau County students
finished first in their respective indi-
vidual categories. The Yulee High
School team of Jaclyn Moore,
Tyesha Clyburn and Ashley Bullard
also won the Business Presentation
competition. Six other Nassau stu-
dents also placed first: Computer
Problem Solving, Keiondra Dennis,
West Nassau; Desktop Publishing,
Aaron Fillingim, Yulee High; FBLA
Principal and Procedures, KeShawn
Jones, West Nassau; Public
Speaking 2, Whitney Cooper, West
Nassau; Public Speaking 1, Nicholas
Jones, West Nassau; Word
Processing I, James Hester, West
Nassau; and Word Processing II,
Kyle Findley, West Nassau.
Kayla Knox (YHS, Business
Calculations), Michael Bennett
(WNHS Business Communica-
tions) and Frances Scussell

(HMSHS Job Interview) added
second place finishes. Erika
Haddock (HMSHS Job
Interview), Shelby Ivey (HMSHS -
Business Math) and Kayla Martin
(HMSHS Word Processing 1)
took home third place finishes.
Future Business Leaders of
America is a nationally recognized
student organization. Students par-
ticipating in their local high school
chapters meet regularly through-
out the school year to prepare for
Winners of district competitions
are eligible to compete in Orlando
each spring, where state winners
qualify for national competitions.
The school chapters are sponsored
and trained by outstanding busi-
ness education teachers Joyce
Finley (WNHS), Daniel Wright
(HMSHS), PauleAnn Ceci (YHS)
and Julie Brown (YHS).
For more information regarding
FBLA or other career student
organizations, contact Brent
Lemond, NCSB director of career
education, at CareerEd@nassau,

Scholarships for girls
Each year the Woman's Club of Amelia including cart fees, golf for
Fernandina Beach offers $1,000 four at one of the courses of Amelia
scholarships to three Fernandina Island Plantation or a $100 gift cer-
Beach or Yulee High School senior tificate at Amelia Island Plantation
girls. for dining in its public restaurants.
Applications are available in The drawing will be held at the
the guidance offices and should Woman's Club regular meeting on
be turned in to them by March 24. April 2. Donations may be sent to
The Woman's Club is asking for the Woman's Club of Fernandina
$10 donations and your name Beach, P.O. Box 1125, Fernandina
will be placed in a drawing for Beach, FL 32035, attention schol-
golf for four at the Golf Club of arship fund.



The Boysand Girls
Fernandina Beach Club has
named Lyana Williams, a sev-
enth-grader at Fernandina
Beach Middle School, as the
January 2008 Youth of the .
Month. Her hobbies include
playing basketball, running
track and being on the dance
team. Williams is involved in her
church youth group at Life
Changing Ministries of
Jacksonville. After graduating
from high school, she plans are
to be a lawyer.
The Miller Club named
--Aaliva Chester. a fifth-grader at


Yulee Elementary School, as the
January 2008 Youth of the
Her favorite subjects are
math and reading.
Chester is a very active
member at the Miller Club. Not
only does she eagerly partici-
pate in all program areas, she is
a special assistant to the club
director within the Culinary
Connections Cooking Club.
After graduating from high
school, Chester would like to
attend college and continue her
caring spirit by becoming a

Volunteer orientation

The Hand in Hand volunteer
program at the Boys and Girls
Miller Club is looking for volun-
This is an after-school program
and volunteers are needed from 3
p.m. onwards. Volunteers can help
in a variety of ways and can
choose their own schedule. Ofie
area emphasized in the after-
school program is homework
completion at the club so it does-

n't fall completely on the parents
at home. Also needed are volun-
teers to assist in the computer lab,
arts and crafts, music and sports
There will be an orientation for
interested adults on March 6 from
3-5 p.m. at the Miller Club on
Nassauville Road.
For more information or to reg-
ister, call the foundation office at

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At Southeastern Bank, we are
committed to the communities we serve.
For many years, Ron Adams, Senior
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charity. Ron's efforts with The Brunswick
Stewbilee and The Chili Cook Off
benefit local charities.


Zednik is


from injury
I see very few sports
injuries anymore that
make me catch my
breath. However, every
now and then there is one that
gives you that twinge in the
pit of your stomach. The first
one I can remember was
when the Redskins' Joe
Theisman's tibia snapped in
two when he was sacked by
Lawrence Taylor years ago.
The most recent one took
place on the ice in Buffalo
Feb. 10. The Florida Panthers
were taking on the Buffalo
Sabres. Panther Olli Jokinen
came across the ice, was
upended, his feet went up
awkwardly in the air and one
of his skates came across the
neck of teammate Richard
Zednik immediately put his
hand to his throat, but it was
not enough to stop the flow of
blood spilling onto the ice. His
carotid artery had been sliced
in half. Zednik made it to the
sideline and was quickly
attended to by medical staff
and rushed to Buffalo General
Hospital, where he underwent
two hours of surgery to sew
the artery back together.
Zednik lost five units of
blood and very nearly lost his
life. Unbelievably, Zednik suf-
fered no brain injury from this
and is expected to make a full
recovery in just 6-8 weeks.
The Panthers' website has
received more than 20,000
get-well messages. Zednik
also took a call from the presi-
dent of his native Slovakia,
Ivan Gasparovic.
The 32-year-old Zednik
said he instantly felt the stab-
bing pain in his neck,
assumed the worst and knew
he had to get to the bench
before he'passed out.'He said
liat once there, he began to -
think of his four-year-old
daughter, Ella.
"I remember thinking, 'Am
I going to see her grow up?'"
Zednik said.
"We're all skating out
there, basically, with two
knives attached to our feet,"
said veteran forward Glen
Metropolit, one pf Zednik's
Many are now looking for
the National Hockey League
to consider mandatory neck
protection. While many ama-
teur hockey programs
throughout the U.S., Canada
and Europe require neck pro-
tection for its players, the
same cannot be said for the
NHL. A quick survey showed
only about half of NHL goalies
wear some extra neck protec-
tion and few, if any, NHL for-
wards or defensemen wear
neck guards.
Despite the fact that play-
ers know they offer a measure
of protection, once they reach
the professional ranks, they
discard them because they
find them too confining, claus-
trophobic or simply too hot..
The NHL Players Association
is planning to look into a num-
ber of safety issues, including
eye and neck protection, and ,
will increase focus on educat-
ing players about on-ice safety.
However, most do not feel this
protection should be mandato-
ry because players are resist-
ant to change and, although
Sthe consequences of injury
can be devastating, the likeli-
hood of this type of injury is
The injury has been
viewed on YouTube more
than a million times, but
Zednik said he has seen the
footage only once and won't
watch it again.
"At first when I was in the
Buffalo hospital, I was like,
'No, I don't want to watch.' I
was like still kind of in shock.
But then when I got back to
SFlorida... I was curious, exact-

ly, how the skate came to the
neck," he said. "I watched it
once. That's enough."
This column is written to
discuss issues regarding sports,
medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replace-
ment for treatment by your reg-
ular doctor Specific concerns
should be discussed with a
physician. Mail questions to
Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S.
18th Street, Suite 204, Fernan-
dina Beach, FL 32034. For
appointments, call 261-8787 or
visit www.gsmithmd.com.




The Pirates hosted the
Hornets Wednesday at the
Amelia Island Plantation.
Tyler Nowakowski, right,
played No. 1 singles and dou-
bles., for Fernandina Beach
and Joe McDonald, above,
did the same for Yulee.



| Pirate netters

sweep Hornets

The Pirates won all of their matches Wednesday
when they hosted the Hornets at the Amelia Island
Plantation. The Pirates won 14-0.
S "Yulee is a real new team that seems to be getting
better every year," said Mark Durr, head tennis coach
at Fernandina Beach High School. 'Their coach,
Richard Schweitzer, will make some real progress
over time with their program."
In boys singles action,Tyler Nowakowski defeat-
ed Joe McDonald 8-1; Austin Moule defeated Joey
Wade 8-0; Andrew Wood beat Terry Mott 8-3; Jason
Olbina defeated Jeff Beluesat 8-1; and Patrick Wells
topped Josh Welson 8-2.
Nowakowski teamed up with Moule to defeat
Wade and McDonald 8-4 in doubles action. Wood
and Olbina beat Josh Hopper and Mott at No. 2.
Rachel Gillespie was playing the No. 1 spot for the
Lady Pirates. She defeated Britney Dove 8-3. Ashleigh
Mullis beat Jennie Clark 8-0; Kelli Gies beat Brook
Milane 8-1; Meghan Smith won over Kaglan Towers
8-1; and Michelle Hamscomb defeated Courtney
Lowery 8-0.
In doubles, Gillespie and Mullis teamed up to beat
Dove and Courtney Lathrop 8-1. Smith and Gies
defeated.Ashley Burris and Chelsey Stisbilla 8-0.
"We are off to a good start at 3-0," Durr said of the
FBHS boys team. "We are in an extremely tough dis-
trict, but we are focussing on one match and even one
game at a time. Our boys team is stronger than it has
been in years.
"Our entire varsity line-up is returning players,
which includes the core of our team. Tyler, Austin and
Andrew, Nos. 1, 2 and 3, are all seniors who have been
with us for four years. These young men are and
have been extremely valuable for us. They all have
exceptional attitudes and have done what it takes in
the offseason as far as practicing and conditioning to
be able to compete at this level.
"Tyler is our leader on the court. His game is
stronger than we have ever seen from him. He's not
only hitting with more power, but is much more accu-'
rate at placing the ball all around the court. He's
become a very intelligent player over the years and
is at the top of his game right, now.
,., "J,,un and atriatNlos. 4 and 5, ae.also return,
ing ahtd are major contributors to our succession pite
of an injury that occurred during soccer season.
Jason Olbina has stepped in at number four and has
been real solid for us. Patrick is another one of those
who has obviously dedicated himself during the off-
season to being, a better player. He exemplifies the
kind of blue collar character we have on this boys
The Lady Pirates are also 3-0 on the season.
"Our girls team has more youth than the boys,"
Durr said. "We are glad to have our one senior leader
in Kelli Gies. She keeps us all in line and is playing a
real solid number three.
"Our No. 1 is Rachel Gillespie, a 10th grader who
jumps all the way from No. 5 last year. Needless to say,
we are all really pleased with Rachel's progress. She
is another soccer player who brings constant energy
and focus with her on the tennis court. We don't
think there is a ball that Rachel can't get to. We love
her hustle.
"Ashleigh, our No. 2, is our core. She does every-
thing we ask her to and, with a smile. She's the exam-
Spie of what is Lady Pirate tennis. This is her third sea-
" son with us. Her game has come along way thanks to
the work and dedicated efforts that she has put in her-
"We are really excited about our ninth grader who
has broken into the varsity lineup, Meghan Smith.
Meghan is a strong and aggressive player who real-
ly is hitting the ball well, especially for someone as
young. We're excited to have her for four years.
"We have been very lucky to have the wonderful
staff at Amelia Island Plantation open up their fantastic
facility to us for all of our home matches. It is a real
special treat for us as well as our opponents to play in
such a tennis friendly environment."

Pepper, Bales sign to play volleyball at Indian River

News-Leader Atm--A

Yulee High School has its first
two athletic scholarship recipients
since the new school opened in
Hannah Bales and Amanda
Peppler recently signed national
letters of intent to play volleyball at
Indian River Community College in
Fort Pierce. Both received full ath-
letic scholarships and qualified for
Bright Futures scholarships.
The pair were honorees at a
celebration with teammates, fami-
ly and friends Tuesday.
"This is a tradition we want to
start at Yulee' High School," said
Donna Jackson, athletic director
at YHS. "Anytime someone signs,
we want to celebrate."
The two tried out at Florida
Community College at Jacksonville
and Bales was offered a walk-on
"I wanted to wait to see if any-
thing else would come along,"
Bales said. "We both went to Indian
River and tried out. When we
found out we had scholarships, I
took that."
They both were excited about
F their new school.


Amanda Peppier and Hannah Bales made history recently. The pair of Yulee High School seniors signed letters of intent to play
volleyball at Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, making them the first signees for YHS since the school opened its
doors in 2006. Pepper, left, is pictured with her parents, Susan and Mark Peppler. Right, Bales is pictured with her mother,
Kim Bales.

"It's really pretty and it's right
on the beach," Peppler said.
They said they hope to contin-
ue their volleyball careers after two
years at Indian River.
'They kind of work with UCF
so that could be a possibility,"
Pepper said.

Bales is from Yulee but Peppler
lives on Amelia Island.
"I came out here last year
because of Iriends and then I knew
the volleyball program would be
strong," Peppler said.
"I knew both of them had the
potential to play at the next level,"

said Jackson, who is also the head
volleyball coach for the Lady
Hornets. "They're going to bring a
lot to their team, not only skill-
wise. They're coachable. They're
true team players. This is going to
be a great move for them.
"They connected with the team

and loved the facilities. They said
it felt like that was home."
Bales said she plans to pursue
a career in graphic design while
Peppler plans to get a degree in
Both are members of the
National Honor Society at YHS.




Local swimmer Aly Kaywork traveled to Clearwater last weekend to compete in the Florida
Junior Olympics in the 50 freestyle. She proved herself a tremendous competitor as she laid it
all on the line to establish a new best time of 26.65. Kaywork has now qualified for the Florida
Junior Olympics swimming long course this July in Gainesville and she and the rest of the
YMCA of Florida's First Coast Swimming Team will continue to train for the upcoming area
championships next month in Jacksonville.

Surfers vie for points, spot at regional

The First Coast district of the
Eastern Surfing Association held
its final contest of the 2007-8 season
Saturday. It was the last chance
the surfers had to earn points and
an opportunity to compete in the
regional contest in New Smyrna
Beach in April. The First Coast dis-
trict is part of the ESA's southeast
region. Qualified surfers will com-
pete against surfers from the entire

state of Florida and Alabama.
In the boys shortboard division,
Walter Obszarski took first place
and Tobias Williams was second.
Chris Igou won the junior men's
shortboard division. Austin Moule
was second, Antone Costescu
third, Jake Coombs fourth and
Ryan Barnett fifth. Chance Denett
and Myles Rabant tied for sixth.
In men's shortboard, Nick

Isabella placed first ahead of Travis
Hargrove and Carmine Paolillo.
Isabelle also won the men's
longboard division. Brad Long was
second, Hargrove third and
Barnett fourth.
In open shortboard, Isabella
was again the winner. Costescu
was second, Long third, Obszarski
fourth, Moule fifth and Rabant


The city of Fernandina Beach Schedule: 3.0/3.5 doubles/singles selirg and motivational training
Recreation Department is offering clinic from 6-7 p.m. Monday, by Karlena Barron. Call (904)
the following activities: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and 237-0074 or visit www.Amelia
Adult volleyball is from 7-9 Thursdays and 7-8 p.m. IslandBootCamp.com.
p.m. Tuesday and Fridays and Tuesdays; beginners clinic from Crossfit group exercise
from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Peck 7-8 p.m. Monday; 2.5/3.0 dou- class, three days per week, is
Gym. Cost is $1 per day for city bles/singles clinic from 7-8 p.m. held Monday through Saturday at
residents, $3 for non-city. Wednesday and from 8-9 a.m. Main Beach park. Call Doug
Open basketball is held Fridays. Fee is $66 for city resi- Lane at 556-1052 or visit
Monday, Wednesdays and dents, $71 non-city. Maximum of www.crossfit ameliaisland.com.
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., five participants. Register at. Annual skate park decals are
Tuesday and Fridays from 11 -Atlantic Center. Call Kalpin at available free of charge to fami-
a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 491-0255 or 557-81,10. lies who qualify for free or
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at-Peck Private, semi-private (two reduced lunch programs or on a
Gym, based on availability. Fee is people) or group (three or more) case-by-case basis dependent
$1 for city residents, $3 non-city. tennis lessons are offered mom- on income. Visit the Atlantic
Students free with ID. ings and evenings at the Central Avenue Recreation Center.
Peck Gym weight room is Park courts. Fee is $40 per hour Fitness classes are held
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for city residents, $45 non-city. Monday and Thursdays from 6-
.Monday through Friday and from Semi-private fee is $42 per hour 7 p.m. at Peck Gym, Each class
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost for city residents, $47 non-city. is a full body workout, involving
is $3 a day or $25 a month for Group rate is $44 per hour for city free weights, cardio, stretching,
city residents ($30 non-city). residents, $49 non-city. Call abdominal work and more. Fee is
Personal training is available. Fee Lanny Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557- $5 per class. Fdr information, call
is $30 per individual session '$75' "'8l+t.'Regfster ai Atlanu Ceht&r ., Jay._,.77-7364 or.e-mail him at
per' week (three sessions) or ". rno 'fti tetris clinics Are ]roDertson@Ibfl org
$200 a month (two sessions per offered at Central Park with Yoga classes are available at
week for four weeks). Monthly Coach Lanny Kalpin. Advanced the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
packages come with dietary beginner (ages 7-12) from 3:30- Center. Hatha yoga is Thursdays
analysis and food program. 4:30 p.m. Monday; Mom/Dad & at 6 p.m, Gentle movement yoga
Contact Jay at 277-7364 for a Me clinic (ages 3-5) from 1:15-2 is Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Cost
free introductory appointment. p.m. Thursday; advanced begin- for four classes is $32 for city res-
Adult softball registration will ner (ages 6-9) from 3:30-4:30 idents, $35 non-city. Cost for six
be held through today at the p.m. Tuesday; beginner and classes is $42 for city residents,
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Cen- advanced beginner (ages 5-8) $45 non-city, or $9 for one class.
ter. Open co-ed plays Monday from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Thursday; Private yoga sessions are avail-
and Wednesday nights ana and beginner (ages 7-12) from able. First session special is $15.
church co-ed plays Tuesday 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday. Fee is $25 per hour or $30 for 1
nights. Team fee is $400 and due Maximum of eight participants in 1/2 hours. Call Ann Battista, certi-
today. Captain's meeting is March each clinic; Thursday beginner fied yoga instructor, at 583-8471
3 and the season begins March clinic maximum of 16 participants or e-mail her at abdragon
10 for open co-ed and March 11 (two instructors). Fee is $48 for fly@gmail.com.
for church co-ed. Umpires and city residents, $53 non-city. Call Lap swim at the Atlantic
scorekeepers are needed. Call 557-8110 or 491-0255. Center runs from 6-9 a.m. and
Jason at 277-7350 or e-mail Adult cardio tennis program, nobn to 3 p.m. Monday through,
jbrown@fbfl.org for information, high intensity tennis drills with Friday. Cost is $2 per day.
Roller hockey league age music, is from 7-8 p.m. Thurs- Aqua 1 water aerobics is
divisions are 10-15 (juniors) and days at Central Park courts with held from 10-10:55 a.m. Monday
16 and up (seniors). Format is instructor Lanny Kalpin. Cost is through Friday at the Atlantic .
three-on-three, four-person ros- $10 per session. No registration Center pool. Deep water aerobics
ters. Games are played Satur- is necessary. (aqua fitness belts required) is
days and Sundays through April Central Park tennis court held on Mondays, Wednes-days
13 from 3-6 p.m. at Main Beach gate keys may be checked out at and Fridays from 11-11:55 a.m.
Registration fee is $10. Register the Atlantic Recreation Center Cost is $50 per month for city res-
at the Atlantic Center. Call 277- with a $5 deposit, refundable if idents and $55 per month for
7350 or visit www.leagueline keys are returned within a year. non-city residents for one class
up.com/fbfl for information. Adventure boot camp for per day; $60 for city residents
Adult tennis programs are women, four-week sessions held and $70 non-city residents for
offered at the Central Park courts at Main Beach park, provides fit- two classes; or $5 for one class
with instructor Lanny Kalpin. ness instruction, nutritional coun- or $10 for two.


No-hitter for Norman
Chaz Norman threw a no-hitter in the
Fernandina Beach High School junior varsity base-
ball team's 3-2 win over Yulee Feb. 20. The Pirates
managed three squeeze plays in a row to seal the
victory. The Pirates'are 1-3 with a pair of losses
coming at the hands of Orange Park. Zach
Spencer is leading the team in hitting; he's 8-for-10
at the plate with a couple of walks.

Fernandina Beach Pop Warner
Femandina Beach Pop Warner is holding regis-
tration for football and cheerleading Saturdays
from 9 a.m. to noon. Fees are $120, $100 for sec-
ond child. On March 15, fees will increase to $135
and $115, respectively. After April 1, fees are $150
and $130, respectively. A copy of the child's birth
certificate and 50 percent of fees are required for
registration. Information concerning physical will
be available during registration. Visit www.fernan
dinapopwamer.com or call Bill Cole at 261-1874.

5K challenge for middle schoolers
All middle school students, boys and girls, of all
abilities are invited to join Personal Best Sports
and take the 5K challenge to train for the Shrimp
Festival 5K run (3.1 miles). They will train twice a
week for this race. Practices will-be Mondays and
Wednesday at Fernandina Beach Middle School
from 3-4 p.m. and will include stretching, running
workouts, healthy lifestyle discussions, training
tips, support and motivation. Training is non-com-
petitive; each athlete is encouraged to do his or her
best. Program cost is $65 and covers the six-week
program, trained coaches, all lesson materials and
a team shirt.
The race is May 3 in Fernandina and each per-
son is responsible for registering on their own. For
information, pick up a flier at the middle school or
the McArthur Family YMCA, or contact Deborah
Dunham at (904) 624-0027 or DDunham
426@aol.com. Practices begin March 17.

Yulee Little Leaguesalutes milltaiy
Yulee Little League will hold opening day cere-
monies at 9 a.m. March 8 at the ballpark on
Goodbread Road. The 2008 season will be dedi-
cated to current active military who are former YLL
players. Anyone interested in participating or any-
one with information on potential honorees should
call 225-9611 and leave a message.

The Amelia Island Runners club holds weekly
group runs on Wednesday afternoons for runners
of all ages and abilities. Club members meet in.the
parking lot of the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center at 5:45 p.m. The runs generally last about
45 minutes and are open to everyone. For more
information, visit the club's website, www.amelia
islandrunners.com, or call (904) 277-8365.

Yulee Pop Warner
Yulee Pop Warner will hold registration from 9
a.m. to noon March 8, April 12, May 17, June 7,
June 14, June 21 and June 28. Fee is $125 first
child ($100 additional child) Birth.certificate and
wallei-size photo are required at registration End-
of-year report card and physical are required by
June 28. The next board meeting will be at 7 p.m.
Feb. 28'at the ballpark. Call Patty Ellington at 277-
8136 or visit www.leaguelineup.com/yuleehomets.

Shrimp Festival 5Krun
The 14th annual Shrimp Festival 5K run and
1.5-mile walk will be May 3 at Main Beach.
Proceeds benefit "Share the Y," the McArthur
Family YMCA's annual giving, community support
Pre-register by April 19 and fees are $11 for
half-mile Popcorn Shrimp Run (ages eight and
under), $16 for one-mile Katie Caples Memorial
Youth Run (ages 12 and under) and $21 for 5K
run. After April 19, fees are $16, $21 and $26,
respectively. Pick up race packets from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m. May 2 at the YMCA, 1915 Citrona Drive,or
starting at 7:30 a.m. race day at Main Beach.
Awards go to the'top three male and female fin-
ishers in each age group in the 5K run and top
three male and female in the youth run. Register
online at www.active.com. Visit www.firstcoastym
ca.org/mcarthur or call 261-1080.

Bausch & Lomb tickets
The Bausch & Lomb Championships returns to
Amelia Island Plantation April 7-13. The legendary
tournament annually features the most talented
names in women's professional tennis as well as

showcasing the rising stars on the Sony Ericsson
WTA Tour.
Three-time champion Lindsay Davenport will
return .to seek a fourth singles title. The 2007 sin-
gles champion; Tatiana Golovin, will return to
defend her title and six-time Grand Slam singles
title winner, former No. 1 in the world and 2002
Bausch & Lomb Championships titlist Venus
Williams has also entered the field.
General admission tickets are available for each
session and offer premium or standard seating. A
weekend series secures the same seat for the last
four tournament sessions Friday (day and
night), Saturday and Sunday. Box seat tickets are
the closest seats to the court and secure the same
seat for the duration of the tournament. A limited
number of two-seat, four-seat and six-seat boxes
'are available. Amenities include premium parking,
invitations to the box seat holder's brunch Saturday
and recognition in the program.
General admission ticket holders may purchase
parking within walking distance to the tournament
grounds for $25 per vehicle per session. Space is
limited; must be purchased in advance. Call (800)
486-8366 or visit www.blchamps.com for tickets.

Elm StreetLittlde League
Elm Street Little League is holding registration
from 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday at the Charles L.
Albert Jr. Field. Fee is $40; additional $5 per sib-
ling. Tryouts are Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday. Opening day is April 12. Contact
Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.

PAL registration
The Isle of Eight Flags Police Athletic is holding
registration for the 2008 seasons for basketball
($25 fee), boxing ($100) and track and field ($110)
from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays at the
administrative office, 1525 Lime St., Fernandina
Beach, or from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the PAL
Community Technology Learning Center after-
school program, 202 South Ninth St., Suite 1.
Birth certificate, wallet-size photo and copy of
latest report card are required Students whose
grade point average is 1.9 or lower must attend the
PAL afterschool program at least twice a week to
* play. Volunteer applications for prospective coach-
es and referees will be accepted during registra-
tion. For information, call 277-7344.

Yoga events
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4 in
Yulee, offers yoga at 6:30 p.m. Monday and'
Wednesday with Michael Gilsenan and from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Thursday with.Mary Horgan. It is
vinyasa-style yoga flow, suitable for beginner and
Step and sculpt with Tracy is at 5:30 p.m.
Monday. Zumba with Toni is at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday. Strength training and abs with Juvi is at
6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interval with Juvi is at 5:30
p.m. Wednesday. Body sculpt with Tracy is at
5:30 p.m. Thursday. Step aerobics with Juvi is at
9 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 225-8400 or
visit www.anytimefitness.com.
v Y Yoga's stretch and strengthening class
meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 a.m. This
class enhances, body movement and muscle ,. ,,,,
strengthening and is done primarily on an .exercise
ball. Yoga classes at 6 p.m. Tuesday and at 10
a.m. Wednesday are cardio ball workouts. YIN
yoga class, structured for those who need physical
rehabilitation, meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Basic yoga sessions are Mondays and
Wednesday at 6 p.m. A hot vinyasa power yoga.
session is Feb. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. Session is a
cardio class done in a heated room. The cost is
$15 or $5 with are pre-paid yoga session.
Introduction to yoga sessions are Wednesdays and
Friday at 9 a.m.
This month pick up a coupon in the studio for a
free yoga session for you and a friend in celebra-
tion of St. Valentine's Day. Must be used this
mornth; one coupon per person per class. Call 415-
YOGA (9642) or.visit www.yyoga.com.
Hatha yoga, Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the
Atlantic Recreation Center, is designed for all fit-
ness and includes warm-ups, breath techniques
and alignment. It's a great workout that leaves you
relaxed and energized.
Gentle yoga for seniors, pregnancy and disabili-
ties is Wednesdays at 1 a.m. This six-week series
of classes will include floor stretches, relaxation
and standing postures with chairs. Sign up by
March 11. Cost is $40. Classes start March 12.
Hatha yoga fee for four classes is $35; six
classes $45. Single class is $9 and private yoga
sessions are $25.Gentle yoga discounts are avail-
able to city residents. Call Anna Battista at 583-
8471, e-mail her at abdragonfly@gmail.com or visit

Feb. 29 at Trinity 7:00.
March 4 BOLLES 6:00
March 6 HILLIARD 6:00
'March 10 TERRY PARKER 6:00
March 13 at Baker County 6:00
'March 17 TRINITY 5:00
March 18 at Baldwin 7:00
March 20 at West Nassau 6:00
March 24 at Stanton 6:00.
March25 FLETCHER 6:30
March 27 WEST NASSAU (seniors) 6:00
'April 1 at Bishop Snyder 5:15
April 7 at Bishop Kenny 5:00
April atLee 5:00
'April 14-17 District at West Nassau
March 6 BAKER COUNTY 3:30
March 12 at Ribault 4:00
March 18 HILLIARD 2:00
March 26 at West Nassau 4:00
March 27 .BALDWIN (girls)
March 8-9 District at Bolles
March 18 Regional
March 3 TRINITY (AlP) 4:00
March 5 PAXON (AlP) 4:00
March 7-8 Camden tourney 3:00
March 10 at West Nassau 4:00
March 12 BISHOP SNYDER (AIP) 4:00
March 18 at Bishop Kenny 4:00
March 25 at Providence 4:00
April 8-9 District at Bolles
March 1 at Sandalwood 8am
March 8 at Forrest 8am
March 13 at Episcopal TBA
March 15 at Raines 7:30am
March 18 at West Nassau 4:30
March 25 COUNTY MEET 4:30
April 5 at Ribault 8am
April 8 District 4-2A meet TBA
April 16 Region 1-2A at Bolles TBA

April 26 State at Winter Park TBA
Feb. 29 at Bolles* 6:00
March 4 BISHOP SNYDER* 7:00
March 5 STANTON 6:00
March 7 WEST NASSAU* 7:00
March 11 BOLLES* 6:00
March 12 LEE 4:30
March 14 at Yulee* 7:00
March 17 FIRSTCOAST 6:00
-March 18 TERRY PARKER 6:00,
March 20 BALDWIN' 7:00
March 25 at Trinity Christian* 7:00
March 27 at Baldwin* 7:00
April 10 at Baker County 6:00
April 11 HILLIARD (seniors) 7:00
April 14-17 District at West Nassau
* Denotes District 4-3A games
March 1 at Ware County 1:00
March 4 MARIST 7:00
March 7 at Winter Haven 7:00
March 8 at Lake Wales 12:00
March 14 BOLLES*' 7:00
March 15 WARE COUNTY 1:00
March 18 at Episcopal* 6:00
March 20 TRINITY* 7:00
March 21 at Nease 7:00
March 24 at Stanton 6:30
March 25 at Yulee* 7:00
March 28 at Lee 6:00
April 8 BALDWIN* 7:00
April 10 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 14 CAMDEN COUNTY 7:00
April 17 YULEE 7:00
Denotes District 4.3A games
March 3 at Bolles 6:00
March 6 STANTON 6:00
March 7 TRINITY 5:004
March 10 BISHOP SNYDER 5:00
March 12 EPISCOPAL 5:00
March 14 at West Nassau 5:00

March 18 BOLLES 6:00
March 19 at Episcopal 6:00
March 21 at Camden County 5:30
March 24 at Stanton 6:00
March 27-28 JV tourney at Yulee
March 31 FLEMING ISLAND 5:00
April 1 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 7 BALDWIN 7:00
April 9 CAMDEN COUNTY 5:30
April 10. at Trinity 4:00
Feb. 29 at First Coast 6:00
March 1 atSt. Johns Co. Day 12:00
March 7 at Bolles* 6:00
March 12 ST. JOHNS CO. DAY 6:00
March 14 HILLIARD, 7:00
March 18 at West Nassau* 6:00
March 20 vs. Mandarin at UNF 6:30
April 1-5 at Terry Parker tourney TBA
April 1 vs. DeLand
April 3 vs. Deltona
April 4 vs. Middleburg
April 5 Consolation/championship
April 7 EPISCOPAL' 7:00
April 8 WEST LAWRENCE, Ga. 7:00
April 11 at Paxon 6:00
April 15 atHilliard 6:00
April 17 at Fernandina Beach 7:00
April 18 HAWTHORNE 7:00
April 21-24 District at Fernandina
* District games
March 4 BISHOP SNYDER 6:00
March 6 WEST NASSAU 6:00
March 13 at Episcopal 6:00
March 17 at Bolles 6:00
March 18 HILLIARD 5:00
March 20 at Baldwin 6:00
March 26 West Nassau-Fernandina 4:00
Paxon-Yulee 7:00
March 27 Consolation game 4:00
Championship game 7:00


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Fishermen hooking red, black drum

Puppy drum and red drum
are fired up in the bays,
tidal estuaries and shal-
low flats during the past
few days. Black drum are run-
ning during the flood tide, while
red drum are feeding during the
falling tides.
"During a recent fishing trip
to Cumberland Sound, Hank
Martinez and I did quite well
with both red and black drum,"
Don Whitman said. "During the
flooding tide, we caught black
drum while fishing the deep
sides of oyster bars with fresh
shrimp on the bottom. As the
tide turned and began to fall, we
began catching red drum while
drifting live shrimp and popping
cork combos over oyster bars."
Backwater fishermen have
done real well this past week
during the falling tide while drift-
ing live shrimp under boat
docks. The best technique is to
drift a float and live shrimp
combo in one to three feet of
. water under the dock during the
high falling tide. As the tide falls,

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"We have been catching a lot
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Striped bass are running in
both the St. Marys and Nassau
River systems during the high
falling tides. However, this week-
end you will need to get on the
water early as high tide at both
the 1-95 bridges on both the St.
Marys and Nassau rivers arrives
at 7 a.m.
There is a four-hour lag time
in the tides between the mouth
of the Cumberland Sound and
the 1-95 Bridge at the St. Marys
River. The same holds true
between the mouth of Nassau
Sound and 1-95 bridge on the
Nassau River.
Spotted sea trout are legal to
keep beginning March 1. The St.
Marys jetty rocks are holding
specks during the falling tide
while drifting live shrimp under a
trout float deep along the rocks.
The mouth of Sawpit Creek at
Nassau Sound and Christopher
Creek are both holding specks
as well.
The News-Leader encourages
local anglers to submit photo-
graphs of their catches. The News-
Leader will publish them in this
space on Fridays. E-mail photos to
bjones@Jbnewsleadercom, mail
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Beach, FL 32035, or drop them by
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Longer visiting hours
become effective on March 1
at Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge, located off
Hwy. 121/23 south of
Folkston, Ga.
The main entrance gate
and Okefenokee Adventures
will open 30 minutes before
sunrise and close at 7:30 p.m.
Swamp Island Drive, which
includes the Chesser Island
homestead and boardwalk,
must be accessed before 6
p.m. All boats must be off
water by 6 p.m.
The Refuge Visitor Center
remains open year-round from
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, excluding
Christmas Day.
The Suwannee River
Recreation Area and
Stephen C. Foster State
Park, located off Hwy. 177
near Fargo, will open at 7 a.m.
and close at 10 p.m. For more
information, contact the
Okefenokee National Wildlife
Refuge Visitor Center at (912)
496-7836 or Stephen C.
Foster State Park at (912)
"Archaic Remains in
Northeast Florida:
Constructing Pottery and
Landscapes," will be present-
ed at Fort George Island
Cultural State Park on March
1 at 11 a.m.
Join Vicki Rolland and dis-
cover what previous Florida
inhabitants left behind and
what these remains mean to
us today. The program will
take place at the Ribault Club
on Fort George Island. No
reservations are necessary
and the program is free. For
more information call (904)
251-2320. Archaeological pro-
grams also are planned for
March 15 and 29.
Join a park ranger for a
discussion on the different
types of shark teeth that can
be found on the area's beach-
es in, a program March 1 at 10
a.m. at pavilion six on Little
Talbot Island. No reserva-
tions are necessary and the
program is free with regular
park admission. Call (904)
The community is invited to
a Low County Boil at Amelia
Baptist Church at 6 p.m.
March 1. Enjoy delicious food
and live bluegrass music. The
suggested donation of $10 will
help fund the church's annual
mission trip to Matewan, W.
Va. Call 261-9517 to make
your reservations.
The next WIN WIN meeting
will be held March 3 at 6:30
pm. at Your Place restaurant.
Guest speaker will be a doctor
from Ponte Vedra Plastic
Surgery's Amelia Island office
and tours of the office will be
Women in Nassau helping
Women in Need is a women's
networking group established
to benefit women dealing with
cancer, through Gerri's Corner.
The March attendance fee is
$40 per person to cover the
cost of food and drink.
Donations are tax deductible,.
Newcomers are not required
to pay for food and drink and
are asked to contribute $30.
To RSVP orfor more infor-
mation, contact Connie at
(904) 759-0745 or e-mail con-
nie@winwinnassau.com. Also
visit winwinnassau.com.
The next Yappy. Hour (pet
friendly happy hour) will be
held March 5 from 6-8 p.m. at
The Falcon's Nest.
Remember, donations are
accepted at Yappy Hour for
Spay Nassau, which provides
low cost or no cost sterilization
for pets of low income house-
holds in Nassau County. For
more information on Yappy
Hour, contact Bark Avenue at

The Amelia Island Film
Festival's monthly meeting
will be held at 10 a.m. March
3 at the Florida House Inn. All
are welcome to participate in
AIFF planning for the film festi-
val. For more information, call
(904) 335-1110.
The AIFF is seeking film
submissions for the fall festi-
val scheduled for Sept. 25-
Oct. 1. The deadline is May 3.
More than $5,000 in judged
awards will be presented in 11
categories including Best
Director, Best Actor, Best
Actress, Best Animation, Best
Short, Best Documentary,

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"Rolls at The Ritz" by Jay Koka, above, and "Atmosphere and Light" by
Barry Rowe, top, members of the Automotive Fine Arts Society who will
exhibit at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Inset, "69 Mustang"
by Charles Maher.

Company' a
Sometimes dramatic irony occurs
when you least expect it like at a
recent production of "Company" at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre.
Act 1 of the Stephen Sondheim
musical comedy about a bachelor
exploring the pleasures and perils of
love and marriage through his mar-
ried friends was under way when out
popped a couple or three swear words
from one of the characters on stage.
That was enough to send one audi-
ence member into conniptions, as she
announced to her table and far beyond

love odyssey
that she "wasn't going to sit there and
listen to cuss words" a fact she
repeated loudly, several times, on her
way out the door.
Left to slink in his chair was her
husband and his friends, while on
stage the scene about the square wife
and her loving but frustrated husband
played out. (To his credit, the hus-
band stayed until intermission.)
Word to the public: "Company" is
an edgy adult musical with some
swear words, drinking, smoking, drug
use and, yes, sex.
The play is set in New York, as
COMPANY Continued on 5B


The Armadillo Grill
and Oyster Bar, 96008
Wade Place, Fernandina
Beach (AIA just west of
the Shave Bridge), pres-
ents The Instant Groove
Band at8 p.m. tonight
with "Music on the
Marsh." Come get your groove on with a low country
boil. bocce ball and drink specials. Call 261-7765. For
more on the Instant Groove, e-mail

The Blue Door Artists are hosting a Spring Open
House & Studio Tour'on the next First Friday. March
7, from 5-8 p.m. Come celebrate the anticipation of
S ,- .-., spring with "New
,. .. Beginnings" and register
to win a $100 gift certify:
cate redeemable with
any one of the Blue Door
S, ,. Artists. The show will
7 run through March.
S. .)_. Featuring new work by
Casey Matthews.
Theresa Daily. Georganna Mullis. Sharon Badenoch
and weaver Lynette I lolmes. regular Blue Door
hours are Tuesday through Saturday. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.,
and by appointment. The gallery is located at 205
1/2 Centre St. Call 556-1119 or visit www.blue-

"1I Am Woman." paintings by Bonnie

13th Concours

d'Lfegance marks.

automotive history

For the News-Leader

d'Elegance March 7-9 will honor racing leg-
end Parnelli Jones, while the iconic
Thomas Flyer will serve as the featured
marque and General Motors will celebrate
100 years of automotive history.
During his diverse career, Jones raced just about every kind of car
around, including sports cars, sprint cars, Indy cars, midget racers,
stock cars and off-road vehicles. His 1963
Indy 500 win was one for the ages and,,
in 1967, he piloted one of the most
famous race cars to ever run at
the "Brickyard," the controver-
sial STP-sponsored, turbine-
powered entry. A successful
businessman after his racing
career ended, Jones is a mem-
ber today of more than 20 automotive halls of fame.
The Thomas Flyer secured a historic win 100 years ago in the
famed New York-to-Paris "Great Race." Friday's seminar will be
devoted to the grueling race and will be led by Jeff Mahl, great-
grandson of George Schuster, one of the drivers of the winning car.
Additionally, the National Automobile Museum (formerly The
Harrah Collection) in Reno, Nevada, has agreed to let the concours
display the winning Thomas Flyer on show day.
The horsepower-hungry Trans-Am series of the late 1960s will be
the subject of Saturday's seminar, with some of the series' top drivers
recounting their experiences in a panel discussion with questions
and answers afterwards.
In addition to Parnelli Jones, the 1970 series champion, the con-
cours will welcome Dan Gurney, George Follmer, Sam Posey and
John Morton, the series' under 2.5 liter champion, to The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island.
The celebrations continue with the car that put America on the
road to freedom Henry Ford's venerable Model T. It marks a centu-
CONCOURS Continued on 5B

The cast of
"Company," starring
Matthew Jay
Campbell, standing
center. The Steven
Sondheim musical
runs through April 6
at the Alhambra
Dinner Theatre,
12000 Beach Blvd. in
Alhambra is celebrat-
ing its 40th anniver-
sary with an all-musi-
cal season. For tickets
and information call
(904) 641-1212 or
visit www.alhambra


Ramsbottom. opens at Amelia San Jon Gallery with
a reception on March 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The
gallery also will host an early preview on the First
Friday Art Walk March 7.
"I Am Woman" is a statement both on the charac-
ter of the artist and the reflection of the women that
find their way to the ai ilace of the canvas as she
paints in her newly adopted
intuitive style. These are strong
women with strong personali-
ties some joyful and some
that you feel the strugglesthat
have shaped their inner
Ramsbottom divides her
time between Amelia and
Macon. Ga. After choosing to .. .. .
,devote herself to a life of creat-
ingart she quit the corporate world and went back
to school to study art. After some life threatening
health, issues she began painting in earnest. A sec-
ond close call and a miraculous recovery inspired
her to begin to paint images that she felt needed
expressing- taking up the challenge of painting
with a palette knife.
Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday.
10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.. and Sunday fromlO a.m.-4p.m. The
gallery is located at 218A -
Ash St. Call 491-8040.

The international
Irish music sensation.
Celtic Woman, will play
at 7:30 p.m. on March 5
at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
Celtic Woman has been winning over audiences

worldwide with their heavenly renditions of Irish
standards. classical favorites and contemporary hits.
The 2008 Celtic Woman tour will include selections
from their first self-titled album as well as material
from A New Journey Celtic Woman are: Chloe, Orla.
Mairead. Lynn'and newly announced member. Alex
Tickets are $52 to $102. Call the FCCJ Artist
Series Box Office at (904) 632-3373. or purchase
online at www.artistseries.fccj.org.

The Amelia Island Home and Garden Tour bene-
fiting Micaihs Place will offer an intimate look at four
private homes never before opened to the public. 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11
and 12.
Tickets are $35 and
may be purchased on
the days of the tour on
the porch of Marche
Burette at the Spa and
Shops at Amelia
Island Plantation.
Advance tickets are .
$30 at Alexander's. At Home Amelia. Front and
Centre. First Coast Community Bank. the Golf Club
of Amelia Island. The Ocean Club and Resort to
I lome (Spa and Shops).
Purchase tickets by mail until March 12 Make
checks payable to Micalh's Place. P.O. Box 16196
Fernandina Beach, FL32035. Visa and Master card
are accepted. Lunch tickets at PLAE. Brett Carter's
restaurant at the Spa and Shops at Amelia Island
Plantation. may be purchased for $15. Call 491-6364.

Submit items to Sidn Perry. sperry@lbnewsleader.com

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(Drama. R. 150 m.. 2007)
Sean Penn's film, based on
the Jon Krakauer best-seller,
stars Emile Hirsch in a coura-
geous performance as
Christopher McCandless, who
embarked on an idealistic journey
all alone into the Alaskan wilder-
ness. The film gives us the peo-
ple who saw him along the way,
mentored him, cautioned him.
And then he has only the
implacable company of nature.
Builds with a fascinating dread.
With Vince Vaughn, Marcia Gay
Harden, William Hurt, Hal
Holbrook, Catherine Keener,
Jena Malone. Rating: **-**

Mr. Magorum's
Wonder Emporium
(Comedy/fantasy. G. 93 m.. 2007)
Dustin Hoffman plays the 243-
year-old proprietor of a magical
toy store, and Natalie Portman is
the young salesclerk he hopes
will take over the store when he
moves on to his next adventure.
The store itself almost steals the
movie; it's a wonderful place.
Younger kids will likely love it.
Rating: ***
ThingsWe Lost n theFire
(Drama R. 112m. 2007)
A new widow (Halle Berry) is
moved to invite her late hus-
band's best friend (Benicio Del
Toro) to live in a room in her fami-
ly's garage an improvement
from his life as a recovering hero-
in addict. No, not a love story, but
the portrait of two damaged peo-
ple who loved the same man
more than anyone else did. A per-
ceptive view of how grief affects
us, and an accurate look at the
best friend's experiences in a 12-

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step program. American debut of
Danish director Susanne Bier
("Open Hearts," "Brothers").
Rating: ***
(Thriller.R. 78m.. 2007)
Hayden Christensen as a rich
kid dominated by his mother
(Lena Olin), in love with Jessica
Alba, and undergoing heart trans-
plant surgery during which, to
his horror, he finds he can hear
and feel everything going on.
Don't even glance at the poster,
which reveals a crucial twist. The
medical procedures are prepos-
terous, but for me, the suspense
worked. Rating: ***

The Darjeeling Limited
(Comedy. R. 91m.. 2007)
Three brothers have a reunion
in India and take a strange and
eccentric train journey in search
of themselves, enlightenment,
their mother, and certain obscure
over-the-counter remedies guar-
anteed to cure sobriety. Owen
Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason
Schwartzman star in a laid-back
human comedy. With Amara
Karan as a seductive train stew-
ardess and Wally Wolodarsky as
Wilson's employee, who issues
laminated daily schedules from
his office in the baggage car.
Rating: *** %
30 DaysofNight
(Horror. R. 113 m.. 2007)
Barrow, Alaska, said to be the
northernmost town in America,
undergoes 30 days without sun
every winter, which makes it an
ideal holiday haven for vampires.
The townsfolk, led by Josh
Hartnett and Melissa George, do
battle against ravenous vampire
hordes led by Danny Huston.
Rating: **k
(Fantasy. PG-13.114 m.. 2007)
A titanic epic battle between
the monster Grendel and the
hero Beowulf, shown by director
Robert Zemeckis with rip-roaring
gusto by using the same technol-
ogy as his "Polar Express," so
that animated characters look
almost real.,With the-voices of' ....
Anthony Hopkihs,.AngelineJ idlie,
John Malkovich, Robin Wright
Penn, Brendan Gleeson and
Crispin Glover (who however
doesn't look anything like
Grendel). Lots of nudity and yet a
PG-13 rating because, you see,
Jolie isn't really there, although
she's there enough that she says
she won't be taking her own kids.
Absurd violent action in the Monty
Python spirit. Rating: -***

Christina Ricci is a girl with a pig nose who leads a shuttered
life, until her mother tries to find her daughter a husband to
break the curse, in "Penelope."

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Chicago 10
(Documentary. R. 103 minutes)
Brett Morgen's documentary
about the violence at the 1968
Democratic National Convention
and the subsequent show trial of
.,the-yippies accused of organiz-
"ing the demonstrations, com-
bines stock footage and zippy
motion-capture animated re-cre-
ations taken directly from court
transcripts. It's an act of "political
theater," and that's its subject as
well. Rousing, funny and enter-
taining. Rating: *** -' (Jim
The Counterfeiters
(Drama R. 98 minutes)

A true story of the Nazis'
massive wartime counterfeiting
operation, run out of a concen-
tration camp. It's a noble effort,
but nothing inspired. The
Austrian winner for Best Foreign
Language Film of 2007, it plays
like just that: a rather dull pres-
tige picture that is all too good at
fitting the horrors of the
Holocaust into a generic movie
format. Rating: -** (Jim
(Comedy. R. 90 minutes)
Comedic MVP Will Ferrell
slam-dunks this Guy Flick, play-
ing the coach, GM, power for-
ward and promotions chief of the

Flint Tropics, an ABA franchise
on the verge of extinction in
1976. With Woody Harrelson
again showing off his white-
man's leap, it's a nonstop laugh-
in that's not just for hoops
junkies. Rating: **--*
TheOther]oleyn Qr1
(Historical drama. PG-13.
115 minutes)
It's Anne Boleyn (Natalie
Portman) versus her sister Mary
(Scarlett Johansson) and Henry
VIII (Eric Bana) in this familiar
genre picture about treachery in
the House of Tudor. It's a histori-
cal drama about backstabbing
and decapitation in the court of
Henry VIII, with ancestors in

Shakespeare's illustrious
Henry Histories. It's also a politi-
cal thriller, roiling with plots,
power plays and internecine
intrigue; a family melodrama
about two sisters vying for the
favors of the king; and a royal
bodice=ripper, although the only'
chest exposed is Eric Bana's.
because it's PG-13. Rating **
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(Comedy. 97minutes)
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Treasure of Amelia Island'
Amelia Island is featured in a new novel by First
Coast journalist, M.C. Finottl The Treasure of
Amelia Island is historical fiction for young adults
ages 9 and up and tells the story of Ana Jai Kingsley
and her children. It is published by Pineapple Press,
an award-winning regional publisher based in
Finotti will sign copies of her novel at The Book
Loft at 214 Centre St. in Fernandina Beach on
March 22 from 1-3 p.m.
The novel is set in 1813, a tumultuous time for
the Spanish colony of La Florida, and for 11-year-old
Mary Kingsley. Patriots from the United States want
to kick Spain out of Florida, take the land for them-
selves and enslave any freed people of color, like
Mary and her family.
. In the middle of all this, Mary decides to search
for a legendary pirate treasure with her brother,
George, and half-brother, Diego. The treasure hunt
changes Mary Kingsley forever.
'Through the eyes of a child, M.C. Finotti is able
to seamlessly weave a captivating fictional tale into
the unbelievable but true history of the Kingsley
family," said Carmen Godwin, director of the Amelia
Island Museum of History, in a press release.
The novel is something of a departure for Finotti,

a former television reporter turned wedding colum-
nist for the Florida Times-Union. 'There's romance
in this novel," said Finotti. "I was inspired to write it
after literally falling in love with Kingsley Plantation
years ago. It's a special place and Ana Jai Kingsley
and her children were special people in Florida his-
tory," she said.
Cummer Family Day
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave., will host a Literacy and Art Family
Day on March 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The entire famli-
ly will enjoy a day at the museum filled with live
music, storytelling and literary art projects. Family
Day events will be held throughout the museum,
gardens and Art Connections. Admission is free.
'Reading Lolita'
Azar Nafisi, best-selling author of Reading Lolita
in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, will discuss 'The
Republic of the Imagination" at 7:30 p.m. March 4 at
the University Center Banquet Hall on the
University of North Florida campus.
Reading Lolita electrified its readers with a com-
passionate and often haf-rowing portrait of the
Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one

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The Fernandina Beach City Commission meetings are broadcast live on Fernandina Cablevision (FC)
Channel 7 @ 6pm each first and third Tuesday of the month.
Your Local Cable TV Providers

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Serves Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island
1600 So. 14th Street Fernandina Beach
(904) 261-3624

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Serves Yulee
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LITERARY Continuedfrom 3B
university professor and her students.
The book spent more than 117 weeks
on the New York Times bestseller list,
has been translated into 32 languages
and has won diverse literary awards.
Tickets for this free lecture can be
ordered online at www.unf.edu. Click
on the Spring 2008 Lectures link.
New Friends group
The inaugural meeting of the new
Friends of the Library Literary Group
will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 20
at the Intercoastal Wine Company, 10
N. Second St. in Fernandina Beach.
The topic will be "How great is
Gatsby, anyway?" Participants are
invited to bring suggestions for future
topics and to have read F. Scott
Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. First
published in 1925, it has frequently
been described as "the great
American novel." Discuss why this
book has been a consistent favorite
and why the story still speaks to us
today. The program is free and open
to the public. For details, call 261-
3668. '
Authors wanted
The 2008 Amelia Island Book
Festival is accepting submissions
from published authors of all genres
interested in taking part in the festi-

val scheduled for October.
For an author to be considered,
the festival must receive a copy of a
book, author biography and sugges-
tions or proposals for a talk or work-
shop by March I. More details are on
the Submit a Book page at www.book
island.org. Mail books and materials
to: Amelia Island Book Festival, PO.
Box 824, Amelia Island, FL 32035.
For more information, visit
www.bookisland.org, e-mail the festi-
val planners at info@bookisland.org
or call 491-8176.
Help select authors
The Fernandina Beach branch
library has joined the Amelia Island
Book Festival in the selection process
for authors.for the October 2008
Between now and the end of
March the public can check out a
submitted book for up to two weeks
and offer a review. An evaluation
form will be provided with each book.
In addition a Readers' Committee will
be formed to offer regular evalua-
tions. The books are located in the
"CD" section of the library and
marked by a yellow sticker labeled
"Book Review."
For more information contact
Attavia Facciolo at 491-7646 or e-mail
Attavia@bellsouth.net. Or call the
library at 277-7365.

Trio RPM to perform chamber recital

For the News-Leader

Trio RPM, a chamber ensemble under
the leadership of Christopher Rex, artistic
director of the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival, will preview the festival's
2008 season at a recital on March 13 at the
Palace Saloon in downtown Fernandina '
Tickets for the recital, scheduled for 7:30
p.m., are $50 and can be purchased by call-'
ing 261-1779 or at the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival office, 11 S.
Seventh St., Fernandina Beach.
Trio RPM, which will perform works by
Beethoven, Schumann and Mendelssohn,
consists of Rex, cello; Amy Schwartz
Moretti, violin; and Elizabeth Pridgen, piano.
Internationally acclaimed cellist Andres Diaz
has said, "Performances by Trio RPM have
all the power and exhilaration of a ride in a
classic high performance sports car. What
a ride!"
Rex said in a press release, 'Trio RPM
trio is a new and exciting piano trio that
debuted in 2007 at the Madison (Georgia)
Chamber Music Festival. I have performed
with Amy Moretti and Elizabeth Pridgen
on various occasions in the past, and the
chemistry between us made me think that
we could form a dynamic trio. I believe
chamber music fans will truly enjoy our

Trio RPM, which will perform on
March 13 at the Palace Saloon in
downtown Fernandina Beach, con-
sists of, from left, Amy Schwartz
Moretti, violin; Christopher Rex,
cello; and Elizabeth Pridgen, piano.

March 13 program, which encompasses
works by three giants of the classical music
world. As part of the program, I also will dis-
cuss and preview the 2008 season of the
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival."
The program of Trio RPM will include:
Beethoven: Piano trio in E Flat Major,
Op. 1 No. 1
Schumann: 4 Canonic Etudes for Piano
Trio, Op. 56
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C Minor,

Op. 66
In addition to serving as artistic director
of the festival, Rex has been principal cellist
of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since
1979, the same year he became the first cel-
list to win the string prize in the biennial
Young Artists Competition of the National
Federation of Music Clubs. He has appeared
as a recitalist and chamber musician across
the nation.
Violinist Schwartz Moretti, former con-
certmaster of the Portland Symphony, is
currently director of the McDuffie Center
for Strings at Mercer University in Macon,
Ga. The third generation of professional
musicians in her family, she has made her
Carnegie Hall concerto debut and per-
formed across the United States as a soloist
and chamber musician.
Pianist Pridgen's recent engagements
include concerts at Alice Tully Hall and
recitals in Atlanta, Long Island and Curacao.
She also has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and
the Silk Road Ensemble. Rex selected her as
the Resident Young Artist Pianist for the
2001 and 2002 festivals and she is now the
festival's Resident Pianist and Accompanist.
The 2008 Amelia'Island Chamber Music
Festival will run from May 30 through June
15. Tickets will go on sale in April and can
be purchased by calling 261-1779 or at the
festival office.


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Best Cinematography, Best
Student Film, Best Non-English
Film, Best Comedy/Farce and
Best Film About Amelia Island or
of Local Interest to Northeast
Florida & Southeast Georgia.
For more information,,write to
P.O. Box 504, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035-0504, call (904) 335-
1110 or visit www.ameliaisland
* *
The University of North
Florida celebrates Women's
History Month beginning with a
kickoff luncheon at noon March
3 at the UNF Robinson Center,
Building 14, rooms 1601-04.
Hear author Jessica Valenti at
7:30 p.m. March 10 at the UNF
Andrew Robinson Theater as she
presents a fresh take on femi-
nism that debunks myths and
focuses on the future.
The event is free and open to
the public. For more information
contact DeeAnne Crookham at
(904) 620-2528 or e-mail at
* *0
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary will host a $5
Jewelry Sale in the Conference
Room of the medical center,
1250 South 18th. St., Fernandina
Beach, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. March
7. Proceeds will benefit the med-
ical center. For more information,
call the auxiliary office at 321 -
* *
The African Children's Choir
will join The Jacksonville
Children's Chorus in a concert
entitled "Lift Ev'ry Voice and
Sing" on March 8 at 8 p.m. in
Hall at the
Center for
Performing Arts.
Through their music, the chil-
dren of the ACC bring their conti-
nent to the rest of the world. For
over 21 years, the choir has been
Performing throughout North
America and the United
Kingdom, reminding the rest of
the world of the huge challenges
faced by many African nations,
but also of their promise and
potential. Each year a new choir
is selected from children who are
not only musical, but also come
from some of Africa's most chal-
lenged areas.
Tickets are $25 for adults and
$13 for students. Call (904) 346-

The Catty Shack Ranch
Wildlife Sanctuary in
Jacksonville, a non-profit rescue
center for unlawfully owned and
mistreated cats, is hosting a
fundraiser and nighttime feeding
event March 8 from 4-7 p.m.
The majority of the residents
are Siberian tigers but there also
are lions, mountain lions, leop-
ards, serval and a couple of arc-
tic foxes. Also see the new tiger
cubs. For more information and
directions visit
* *
The Amelia Island Museum
of History Heroes Among Us
luncheon series, program 10,
"Persia: Paradise or Paradox,"
featuring Lt. Cmdrs. Andrew and
Cara Curtin, United States Navy,
retired, will be held March 13 at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church hall.
As a married Navy couple, the
Curtins had looked forward to an
overseas assignment that they
Little did
they real-
ize that
their post- -
ing to
Tehran in
1977 would give them front row
seats for the Iranian Revolution.
Lunch begins at 11:15 a.m.;
program begins at noon. Cost is
$20 per person and includes buf-
fet lunch and program. Proceeds
benefit the Museum's Veterans
History Project and the Episcopal
Church Women. Reservations
and advance payment are
required by March 7. Call 261-
7378, ext. 100.

The American Business
Women's Association (ABWA)
Eight Flags Charter Chapter will
hold its annual yard sale on
March 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at 732 South 15th St.,
Fernandina Beach.

The Men's Newcomers Club
of Amelia Island will hold its

March luncheon meeting at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club at
11:30 a.m. on March 20. The
speaker will be Fernandina
Beach resident Victoria Robas,
the director of Marine Operations
Blount Island
& Dames
Point Marine
Port Authority
She will talk
about the
major initia-
tives and challenges facing JAX-
PORT, as well as highlighting its
organization, operations and out-
lining the types of cargos that
pass through the three JAX-
PORT marine terminals. All men
are invited. Tickets are $14 in
advance and $17 at the door. For
reservations, call Bob Keane at

The inaugural meeting of the
new Friends of the Library
Literary Group will take place at
7:30 p.m. March 20 at the
Intercoastal Wine Company, 10
N. Second St. in Fernandina
The topic will be "How great is
Gatsby, anyway?" Participants
are invited to bring suggestions
for future topics and to have read
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great
Gatsby. First published in 1925, it
has frequently been described as
"the great American novel."
Discuss why this book has been
a consistent favorite and why the
story still speaks to us today. The
program is free and open to the
public. For details, call 261-3668.
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Volunteers are needed to
demonstrate/assist children and
their families in the kite making
process for Fernandina's First
Annual Family Fun Kite
Festival, sponsored by the
Fernandina Beach Parks and
Recreation Department, sched-
uled for April 19 at Main
On April 5 and/or 12 from 10
a.m. to noon, children will be
able to make and decorate their
own kites for the "Homemade"
division of the festival at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center patio room. There will
also be a division for store-
bought kites. Children must be
accompanied by an adult
Families will meet at the
Atlantic Recreation Center April
19 and parade with their kites to
the Main Beach parking lot for
kite related activities.
Volunteers are also needed
the day of the festival. Contact
Bobbie Matthews, chairperson,
at 261-2081, Debra Maron at
ZZ Toys, 277-3319, or Scott at
the recreation department,
* *
The Amelia Arts Academy,
located in the Peck Center, 516
South 10th St., offers a variety
of classes. Call 277-1225.
Monday, Art -After- School,
3:30-5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, The
Photographer's Workshop, 5:30-
7:30 p.m., Academy Strings, 6-7
p.m.; Wednesday, Acting Class
(18-adult), 6-7:30 p.m.; Thursday,
Music Theory, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,
New Horizons Band, 6 p.m.,
Ballroom Dance (18-adult), 6-7
p.m.; Friday, "I used to play the
piano" (adult group piano), 10
a.m., "I've always wanted to play
the piano" (adult group piano), 11
a.m., Academy "Short Strings"
Ensemble" (beginner violinists),
4-5 p.m.; Saturday, Achieving
Photographic Style, 9:30-11:30
Individual lessons on all
instruments and Voice are taught
daily. Scholarships are available.


The powerful impact a mother
can have on the life of a child is
the focus of the Fernandina
Little Theatre production, "My
Old Lady" by Israel Horovitz.
The story revolves around
Mathias Gold, who has traveled
to Paris to take possession of an
apartment he has recently inherit-
ed from his deceased father.
Much to his surprise, however, he
quickly discovers that not only is
the apartment occupied by an
elderly woman and her daughter,
but that the mother legally has
the right to remain in the apart-
ment until her death and she
fully intends to do so. The play
contains adult language and
Remaining performances are
tonight and March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and available at

FLT, 1014 Beech St., and at the
UPS Store in the Publix shopping
center. Visit ameliaflt.org.

Neil Berg's widely acclaimed
100 Years of Broadway, a musi-
cal revue of Broadway's most
celebrated shows featuring a cast
of five Broadway stars accompa-
nied by an all-star New York
band, is coming to the Times
Union Center's Moran Theater on
March 1 at 8 p.m. Call (904)632-

The JCA's Theatre of Youth
will present "The Little
Mermaid" on March 1 and 8 at
7:30 p.m. and March 2 and 9 at 2
p.m. Tickets are $7 and available
at the door. For more information
call (904) 730-2100, ext. 221.
S * *
The Florida Ballet's
Spectrum Concert at 7:30 p.m.
March 7 at the Florida Theatre
will showcase its blend of classi-
cal ballets with contemporary bal-
let and modern dance.
The "Dance and Romance"
package offers dinner for two at
Biscotti's before the concert plus
two tickets to the ballet perform-
ance and the lobby reception for
$120. Package available through
Biscotti's or the Florida Ballet.
Brown Bag Lunchtime pre-
views will be held from 12:10-
12:50 p.m. March 4 and 5 at
Florida Ballet Studios, 300 East
State St., at the corner of State
and Liberty streets. Charge is $2
and the audience is encouraged
to bring lunch., To reserve a seat
call (904) 353-7518.
'Tickets for the performance
are available at the Florida
Theatre Box office, (904) 355-
* *
The Jewish Community
Alliance at 8505 San Jose Blvd.
in Jacksonville will present a free
showing of "The Ritchie Boys"
at 7:30 p.m. March 13.
Run out of Germany by the
Nazis, a small contingent of
German Jewish intellectuals
exacted the perfect revengere-
turning to Europe as U.S. sol-
diers to defeat the enemy. Short-
listed for an Academy Award for
Best Documentary Feature and
widely acclaimed, this film was
the audience award winner of the
Palm Beach Jewish Film
Festival. The showing is free and
open to the public.
For more information call
(904) 730-2100, ext. 221.
* *
Amelia Community Theatre,
209 Cedar St., presents "Sly
Fox," a laugh-filled version of
Ben Johnson's "Volpone" reset in
early 1800's San Francisco.
This hilarious and sometimes
bawdy comedy looks at absurd
greed as Foxwell Sly and his
conniving servant plot to sepa-
rate three greedy opportunists
from their fortunes.
Performances are at 8 p.m.
March 14, 15 and 20-22, March
26-29 and at 2 p.m. on March
16. Tickets are $8 for students,
$15 for adults. For reservations
call 261-6749.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd
Webber's musical, "Evita," is .
coming to the Times Union
Center's Moran Theater on
March 15 at 8 p.m,
The epic story of the rise and
fall of Eva Peron is told in a
sweeping pop opera, featuring
one of the Broadway stage's
most dynamic and lush melodies,
"Don't Cry For Me, Argentina."
From her illegitimate birth into
poverty, to her status as a world
player and South America's most
important woman, "EVITA" is a
story of glamour, power and
greed. For ticket information call
(904) 632-3373.,

The Nassau County Health
Department and Florida
Community College at
Jacksonville are sponsoring two
pro-screenings of the PBS
series "Unnatural Causes" a
film about health disparities and
the impact of gender, race, class,
and socio-economic status on
The first screening of
"Unnatural Causes In
Sickness and In Wealth" will be
shown March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at
FCCJ's Betty P. Cook Center,
Nassau Room T-126, 76346
William Burgess Blvd., Yulee.
Screening two, "Unnatural
Causes When the Bough
Breaks and Becoming
American," will be shown on
March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Peck Center Auditorium, 516
South 10th St., Fernandina

After the film, join in a discus-.
sion about health disparities and
how the Nassau County commu-
nity can address the root causes
social injustice and inequalities.
For information about the film
visit www.unnaturalcauses.org.
For special accommodations or
additional information contact
Becky Lazensky at 548-1800,
ext. 5209, or
Both events are free and open to
the public.



Beech Street Grill, 801
Beech St., John Springer on
piano every Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday. Call 277-3662.

Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third St.
Call 277-5269.
** *
Carolyn's on Centre, 316 D
Centre St. Call 277-6644.

Florida House Inn, 22 S.
Third St. Call 261-3300.
* *
Frisky Mermaid Bar & Grille,
22 South Third St., bluegrass
night Mondays; songwriting con-
test every Wednesday 7 p.m.-
midnight; blues and jazz Fridays
and Saturdays 8 p.m.-midnight;
shag dancing and lessons 4-8
p.m. Sunday. Call 261-3300.

Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St.
Call 321-2324.

The Marti Latin Dance Club
presents Latin dancing every
Friday night at the Florida House
Inn, 22 S. Third St., Fernandina
Free lessons from 9-10 p.m.;
dancing until 2 a.m. Free admis-
sion and full bar hosted by Kinder
Studios. Call 261-3300 or visit
* *
O'Kane's Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St. Call 261-

The Palace Saloon, 117
, Centre St. Call 491-3332.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island Lobby Lounge, "Blues
Night" with the Instant Groove
each Thursday from 8 p.m. to

River's Edge, 915 South 14th
St. Call 491-3849.
* *
Seabreeze Lounge and'
Sports Bar, 2702 Sadler Road.
Call 277-2300.
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Slider's Seaside Grill, 1998
S. Fletcher Ave. Call 277-6652.

The Surf Restaurant and
Bar, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. Call

Wicked Davey's Fancy
Saloon, 232 N. Second St.-Call

The Historic Femandina
Business Association announces
the 2008 Sounds on Centre free
community concert series will
begin on March7.
This year's event will be held
the first Friday of each month
from March through October
except for May. Concerts will be
from 6-8 p.m. on Centre Street
between Front and Second

The Duke University
Chorale will perform in concert at
the Amelia Plantation Chapel at
7 p.m. March 12 as part of its
Music-in-the-Chapel series.
Admission is $10.
The 50-member chorale is the
primary choral group of the
Department of Music at Duke. Its
repertoire encompasses music
ranging from Brahms, Clausen,
Lasso and Victoria to the piece
"Horizons," which was commis-
sioned for the Cambridge King's
Singers for their 1995 South
African tour.
Music by various
Renaissance composers is in
their repertoire, as are such spiri-
tuals as "Were You There,"
"Elijah Rock," music by Duke
composers, and the familiar
"Danny Boy."
Call Bill Hilles at 491-0682 or
Tom Nesbitt at 261-7895.
* *
The Amelia Plantation
Chapel Choir presents
"Requiem" by John Rutter and
directed by Richard A. Dickson at
the 9:15 a.m. worship service on
March 16. The public is invited to.


COMPANY Continued from 1B
bachelor Robert (Matthew Jay
Campbell) contemplates the
unique qualities of each of his
three girlfriends and gathers rela-
tionship advice from his married
friends around his 35th birthday.
Marta (Michelle Barry) is sexy
and tough; Kathy (Kristen Owen)
is kind and old-fashioned; and
April (Andrea Daveline) is a doe-
eyed airline hostess a la Reese
Witherspoon in the "Legally
Blonde" franchise.
Then there is the wealthy Man-
hattan society pair with several
divorces behind them; the long
married Harry and Esther, who
finish each other's sentences and
turn a blind eye to their partner's
vices; the new parents navigating
the pitfalls of family, newlyweds
for whom the sparkle has worn
off; and a bride with cold feet and
a doting fiance.
As the play unfolds in a series
of vignettes, we see love and mar-
riage from Robert's viewpoint in
his interactions with his friends,

who also act as the chorus of his
life. New York City is as much a
character as any of them and is
captured by Sondheim in all its
gritty, glamorous and neurotic
Robert discovers that relation-
ships, while often boring, some-
times unkind, once in a while
downright mean, occasionally
delusional and never perfect, are
essential to "Being Alive."
Other aptly named numbers
include "Sorry Grateful," "You
Could Drive a Person Crazy,"
"Getting Married Today" and
"Have I Got a Girl For You."
"Company" first opened on
Broadway in 1970 and ran for 690
performances, winning six Tony
awards. It was revived in 2006 and
won the Tony for Best Musical
While it may be 38 years since
"Company" debuted, it remains as
fresh and relevant today a sign
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ry of motoring this year. There will be a class
of special Model Ts on the "Field of Dreams"
to recognize this historic automobile and its
contribution to America's emergence as an
industrial power in the early 1900s.
The Automotive Fine Arts Society also will
host its 13th annual art show at the 2008
Amelia Island Concours. Sponsored by
Mazda North America, the exclusive art
show will portray automotive subjects in a
variety of mediums including watercolors,
acrylics, oils, wood and various metals. AFAS
members create works for art'connoisseurs
and auto enthusiasts across the globe.

'The demand for automotive art grows
exponentially each year and the Amelia Island
Concours offers the ideal setting to continue
promoting our craft," said Ken Eberts, presi-
dent of the AFAS, in a press release. 'The
gorgeous scenery, rare cars and wonderful
patrons have kept us coming back for over a
decade to unveil our latest works. It's truly a
pleasure to participate in this world-class
The Amelia Island Concours is among the
most popular automotive events in the coun-
try. Celebrities, industry leaders, art collec-
tors and automotive enthusiasts attend the
annual event and the AFAS exhibit.
"As a longtime collector of automotive art,

I really look forward to the return of the
AFAS every year," said Bill Warner, founder
and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance. 'The artists and their creations
are truly first-class and central to our automo-
tive themes each year. Whether big or small,
it's always a good time to add a new piece to
any automotive fine art collection."
Visit www.autoartgallery.com, call Luke
DeRouen at (214) 520-3430, ext. 301, or e-mail
Iderouen@timepiecepr.com (www.timepiece
pr.com). For information about the Amelia
Island Concours, its seminars, other events
and schedules, visit ameliaconcours.org.
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i Spay or Neuter-.

102 Lost & Found
If you have lost your cat or dog, pis
check both animal shelters. The Nassau
.Humane Society facility is located at 671
Airport Rd. (next to the airport), & the
County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd.
in Yulee (next to the drivers license bldg.).
Sentimental value. Reward. Call (904)

KEYS FOUND at Sadler, Will Hardee.
Includes a Kawasaki key. 261-3696. Ask
for Michael.

I 102 Lost & Found I I

LOST DOG in Amelia Parkway/River
Oaks area. Jack Russell Terrier. Reward
offered. Call (904)556-6119.

104 Personals
To reach your goals, track your progress.
We love you. Mom & Dad

All Real Estate advertised herein Is subject
to the Iederal Fal' Housing Act, which makes-
It Illegal to advent se any preference,
limitation, or diLcilmlnatlon based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status
or national orIgln, or the Intention to make
any such preference, limitation or disc-
1he News-Leadei wlll not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which Is In
violation of the law. All persons are hereby
inform-ed that all dwellings advertised are
available on an equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have been
discriminated against In connection with the
sale, rental or financing of housing, call the
United Staters department of Housing and
Urban Development HUD 1(800)669-9777,
or for the hearing Impaired 1(800)927-9275.

105 Public Notice I

DR. TAE RHO is leaving his medical
practice as of March 1st, 2008 and
endorsed his practice to Dr. Bruce West.
Dr. West is board certified pediatrician
who graduated and trained residency at
Medical College of Virginia and he was
Pediatric chairman of Chippenham Medical
Center of Richmond, VA.
Dr.,Rho is'so grateful for Dr. West to take
excellent medical care of his patients
under age 30. And the patients of 30 yrs
or above are advised to choose another
physician to continue medical care. The
copy of medical record Is obtainable from
Dr. West's office at 1250 S. 18th St. suite
201, Fernandlna Beach, FL 32034.
Dr. West's office and phone # are same as
Dr. Rho's 904-261-7707. Office hours: 8-
7:30 on M-F, 9-6 on Sat. New patients
are welcome.

I 201 Help Wanted !
SUNSHINE DAY CARE has openings for
teachers, full & part-time. Apply In person
at 1336 S. 14th St.

IPaul ClarkP
Paul Clark Ford-Mercury has openings for



I 201 Help Wanted I
WANTED Person to clean rental condo.
Must work some Saturdays & be available
for turn-around days. Experience &
references desirable. Contact (706)353-
2968 or (706)207-8206, Fri. 2/29 & Sat.
3/1 at (904)277-0036. S6 habla Espaiol.
Now hiring full time Housekeepers and
part-time Front Desk Associate. Hotel
experience preferred but not mandatory.
Excellent working conditions. Excellent
Benefit Package. Join one of the fastest
growing Hospitality Management Compan-
ies In the Southeast. Fax resumes to
(904)491-4910 or apply in person.

Driver Jacksonville Terminal
TOP PAY for Exp'd Drivers!
Transportation, LLC
65% preloaded/pretarped
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627
www.ctd rivers.comrn
GARDENER for large residential estate
in Camden County, GA. 3 years comm-
ercial/residential exp and good references
req'd. Full time position with benefits.
Contact Satilla Business Services at
(912)882-3272 and apply on-line at
www satillatemos com EOE/M/F/V/H
PRODUCTS located in Yulee, has an
Immediate opening for an Industrial
Maintenance Electrician. Must have five
years industrial electrical experience,
capable of reading electrical prints, know-
ledge of plant electrical 480/277/240
volts, and knowledge of PLC's and DC
drives a must. Competitive salary,
excellent benefits, insurance and 401K
savings plan. Fax only qualified resume to
BEEF O'BRADY'S looking for full-time /
part-time experienced line cook. Good
attitude & reliability a must. Good pay as
well as good working conditions. Stop in
for an application at 1916 S. 14th Street.

*Are team-orientedl! HIRING
*Want to make $60K + per year!
Excel in customer service! A
Sales experience is preferred but not required;
training provided. 401K, health insurance and top
pay! Call (904) 225-3673 and speak with Kevin
.Fleming or Rodney Brown for interview. Offi.,dby ,EImS.earc'e1 n0f 311 .L

904-225-36735 1.866-483-
46046 SR 200, Yulee, Florida 32097 1-6 --


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201 Help Wanted
BAE Systems (formerly Armor Holdings)
is in search of individuals with
experience in sewing, cutting and other
manufacturing areas. Job Fair will be
Wednesday, March 12 from 2-7pm at.the
Airport Courtyard Marriott or fax resume
to (904)741-4756.
seeks experienced Medical Estheticlan.
Competitive salary and benefits offered.
Join our ENERGETIC and expanding team.
Ritz experience a plus! Fax resume to
POSITION OPEN for energetic,
responsible person to pack food for
wilderness program. Must be able to:
cook, maintain cleanliness of kitchen,
work with a wide variety of staff, have
organization skills and work in a timely
manner. A knowledge of vegetarian meals
a plus. Salary commensurate with
experience. Generous benefits included.
Send letter of intent and resume to Carlos
Chavez-Tafur, Program Director, 87692
Bell River Estates Rd., Yulee, FL 32097.
DRIVERS Love Your Job! Bonus & paid
orientation. 36-43cpm. Earn over $1000/:
wk. Excellent benefits. Class A. & 3 mos
recent OTR required. (800)635-8669.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 Post Office
jobs. $18-$20/hr. No experience. Paid
training. Fed. benefits. Vacations. Call
(800)910-9941 today! Ref#FL08. ANF
Deliver RVs For Pay! Deliver "new"
RVs to all 48 states and Canada. Get paid
to travel. For details log on to
www.GoRVino4Dav corn ANF
GET PAID TO WAVE $8/hr. + $2/hr.
bonus at end of season. Call (904)225-
- to join a well-established system. Bar-B-.
Q training a plus. F/T work. Some night &'
weekend shifts. Apply in person 9-11am
at Sonny's, 2742 S. 8th St. EOE
UPSCALE SALON looking for self-
motivated receptionist with good people &
computer skills. Stop in for an application.
at Serenity Hair Colour & Design, 1403;
Park Ave., Suite B
Local mover seeking qualified individual'
to work part-time delivering and picking
up of furniture on Amelia Island and:
surrounding areas. Must have valid drivers.
license. Paid hourly. Call (904)583-5975:
for information.
INSURANCE P/T 8:30am-2pm. Experi-'
ence required. Fax resume to 321-4148.

now taking applications for all positions
to Harbor Wear, 212 Centre St.


(904) 261-0347 BUSINESS
(800) 262-0347 TOLL FREE
(904) 753-3944 CELLULAR
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A melia Islani d, FL 321134

Candy Hammer Rayla Webb Cassie Stallings
Sales Representatives

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fax: 904-261-3698

511 Ash Street. P.O. Box 766
Fernandina Beach. Florida 32034

Lisa Mahony

(904) 415-5528
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This large corner lot and home has just been reduced. Granite count-
er tops in kitchen and baths, wood floors, heated pool and spa, large
covered rear porch and many extras. Walk to the beach, Amelia Rec
Center and Fernandina Beach historic district. Large 3 car garage, recir-
culating hot water system and many extras make this a great buy.
$559,500 MLS#44200

(904) 261-6116 (office)
(904) 206-0076 (cell)

Amelia Realty bhippler@bellsouth.net

961687 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 101 A BOB H IPPLER
Amelia Island, FL 32034 Realtor", GRI

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Group Home Assistants & Residential Living Assistants
All Shifts Available
High School Diploma or Equivalency
No Experience Necessary
On.the Job Training Provided
Full-time / Part-time / On-call

Group Managers and Residential Service Managers
Must have supervisor experience
Have a drivers license & clean driving history
All shifts available

MONDAY FRIDAY {8:30 4:00 P.M.}
Amelia Island Care Center
2700 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

No Phone Calls Please!

All positions:
- Require Valid photo ID & Social Security Card or Birth Certificate
Clear Criminal Background
Drug Free Workplace/EOE




201 Help Wanted
Medical clinic seeks Sales/Marketing
Director for Nassau and surrounding
counties. Minimum 2 yrs. med. sales field
exp. Establish physician relationships,
computer exp. a must. Excellent benefits,
salary, and commission. Email to ashiver
@nassauopenmri.com or fax (904)491-
GUITARIST NEEDED for local church.
For more Information call (904)422-1523.
HS diploma or GED. Valid Dr. Lic. & heavy
lifting req'd. Must be able to read tape
measure in detail. Knowledge of tools
helpful. Drug free workplace. Apply in
person: Mooney's Custom Woodworks,
1854 S. 8th St.
PART-TIME LAUNDRY Apply in person
at Elizabeth Point Lodge, 98 S.
Fletcher Avenue.
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical
claims from home. Call the Federal Trade
Commission to find out how to spot
medical billing scams. 1(877)FTC-HELP.
A message from the News-Leader and the
RESTAURANT now accepting appli-
cations for the front and back of the
house. Apply in person Monday through
Friday 9:00am-1l:00am. 1 South Front
Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
HOUSEKEEPING Cleaning Condo-
miniums and Homes. Apply in person at
i Elizabeth Point Lodge, 98 S. Fletcher

I 201 Help Wanted I
F/t Experience required. Please send/fax/
call Dr. Robert Friedman, 2896 S. 8th St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034/fax (904)
261-8181 or call (904)261-6826.
NEEDED Apply in person at Wicked
Davey's, 232 N. 2nd St., 3 blocks north
of the Palace, after 5pmn. Ask for Jason.
COOK NEEDED Institutional setting,
experienced preferred, pay pending on
experience. Apply at 1625 Lime Street,
time. Mature individual. Some computer
skills. Must love animals. Apply within, Hot
Dogs Pet Spa & Resort, 1008 S. 8th St.
MEDICAL ASST. Fernandina Beach
Pediatric Office. Must have clinical
experience. f ull time w/benefits. Fax
resume to (904)491-3173.
is now accepting applications for
permanent position. Only serious
applicants need apply. No nights or
weekends. Background check. Drug free
workplace. Must be 21 or older. Call
(904)261-6262. Must have own vehicle.
is accepting applications for all positions:
Servers, Food Runners, Hosts, Cooks.
Apply in person 9am-Spin
3199 S. Fletcher Ave., F.B.
Asst. Managers, Shift Supervisors, & Team
Members at KFC Yulee, Fernandina Beach,
& Jacksonville, FL. Apply in person at
location or fax resumes to (904)725-8017.

201 Help Wanted
Aggressive motivator needed for condo
development in Nassau County. Must work
weekends. RE license required. Salary
plus benefits and attractive bonus plan.
Fax resume to JDR Realty (904)880-7718
or email resume to vestcor(@vestcorcomn
attn: Fernandina Sales. EOE DF Workplace
PART-TIME OFFICE Light clerical &
computer. Variable schedule about 11
days per month Includes some Saturdays.
Bound Wilderness program has immediate
opening for creative, flexible person to
work in residential program. Background
Screening, Driver's License, CPR and First
Aid required. Salary commensurate with
experience. Send letter of interest and
resume to Program Director, 87692 Bell
River Estates Road, Yulee, FL 32097.
MAGNASALON.COM seeks full time
hair stylist. Commission salon Tues thru
Saturday. Tom or Stacye at (904)321-
housekeepers. Positions open immed-
iately. Great pay and flexible work hours.
OFFICE for Fernandina Beach doctor's
office. PART-TIME/20 hrs per week.
Experience preferred. Please FAX resume
to (904)321-1418
MANAGER Now hiring Yulee Dairy
Queen. Email resume: brianhobbs7@aol.
comrn or fax to (352)748-5644.

201 Help Wanted
Home Health Opportunities
Immediate Openings
Please Call 904-396-2199
Maxim Healthcare Services

for Council on Aging. Apply at Fernan-
dina Beach Senior Center, 1367 S. 18th
GOURMET GOURMET now accepting
applications for the following positions:
Sous Chef, Day & Evening Wait Staff, &
P/T Dishwasher. Fax resume: 261-8040 or
mail: 1408 Lewis St., F.B., Attn: Lisa
time position, 15-20 hours per week. Will
train. Apply in person only. The UPS Store,
1417 Sadler Rd.
Carriers needed in the Fernandina Beach,
Yulee, & Callahan areas. Call (904)225-
IRS JOBS $18.46-$32.60/hr. Now
hiring. Paid training is provided. For
application and free Gov't job info., call
American Assoc of Labor (913)599-8244,
24 hrs., emp. serv.
P/T Inside Sales/Driver 2 Openings
Approx 30 hrs/wk. $8/hr.
Valid Dr. Lic. req'd. Some heavy lifting.
Sherwin-Williams Yulee, FL.
Apply in Person on Feb. 25th at:
96055 Nassau Place, Yulec, FL 32097
or contact by phone: Shane Cabe
(904)591-2856. EOE, M/F/D/V

201 Help Wanted I
First National Bank of Nassau County
FT position must have working
knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel,
Access and Outlook. Previous banking or
accounting experience required. Previous
FIserv/ITI experience in backroom
operations preferred. Must be a team
player, self starter with strong written and
communication skills.
PT position Basic understanding of
accounting principals and banking/
financial services industry. Proficient in'
Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Prior
experience with Fiserv/Tr banking system
preferred. Policy & 'Procedure writing,
forms design and presentation develop-
ment. Previous exposure to auditing,
treasury, budgeting and financial reporting
concepts. Must work well under pressure,
detail oriented, extremely well organized
and deadline driven with flexibility in
working hours: Required College level
accounting coursework or 2+ years
bookkeeping/accounting experience and
prior administrative support exper-ience.
To apply send resume to mseaaravest(
fnb-palm.com or mail to 1891 South 14th
St, Fernandina Bch, Fl 32034. First
National Bank is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/ Drug-free Workplace.

NOW HIRING Florida Information
Center, 115 State Rd. 200/AIA, Yulee, FL.
Located Inside the Oasis at Amelia. We are
looking for smiling and self-motivated
people for sales position. Hourly plus
commission available. Call (904)225-8964
or stop by to fill out an application.





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Mary or Ri
904-261-5004 &
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Serving North Florida &
South Georgia since 1981 ,


Locally Owned & Operated
Home Delivery



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Licensed. Bonded & Insured
Homes Condo's Rentals Offices
We Do Windows
Inside & Out Cleaning


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Residential / Commercial
Licensed Bonded Insured
Member AIFB Chamber
904-491-1971 Cell: 904-742-8430
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Lighthouse Cleaning
New Construction
(904) 887-0088
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Color and Stamped Patios.
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2-Car Garages .
2x24 WoodFrarn Only
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Remodeling Additions
New Home Construction
Residential Commercial
Decks Fences All Types

Licensed Bonded Insured

Construction Inc.
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6" Seamless
Aluminum Gutters;
Now Accepting Major Credit Cards

LICENSED & INSURED Lowell & Renee Duster
(904) 261.-194

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Carpentry & Trim, Inc.

Hands On
Bob Masters
phone: 904-626-1165
fax: 904-491-0082
Licensed & Insured

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Locally Owned & Operated

Fencing Chain Link / Privacy
Home Repairs Concrete Repairs
Pressure Washing Gutter Cleaning
Wood Work

Free Estimates

Office: 904-225-2366
Cell Phone: 904-703-5022


Steven Hair Maintenance, In- r ,- :-
"The local guy" since 1984
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Oporntur or door rnplracnmnts Transmlillor rplacomnnt
Broken spins *Sitlppido gearsi
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A Handy Alternative, LLC
Flat Panel TV Surround Sound
Lighting Upgrades Landscape
Lights Closet Organizers Painting
Minor Drywall Repair
Pressure Washing
Roof/Gutter Cleaning
& Much More


Flip Flops

use what you have"
interior painting,
color selection,
organizing, move in help,
vacation home makeovers,
staging for sale, etc.
Lusa Ingill
Licensed / Insured


Screen Room and Pool
Florida Rooms
Vinyl Siding Gutters
Hurricane Shutter
Replacement Windows
904-321-1968 Office
904-206-1334 Cellular
Licensed & Insured
Locally Owned & Operated
Lic.# SCC 1311 49639


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Ceramic Trile
Paint&t Wf :,
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Home Improvement & Repair
General Home Maintenance & Repairs
No Job Too Small
Licensed Bonted Insured
Mark Bullington
Amelia Island, FL

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Absentee Homeowners
Nancy Strickland
(904) 285-4131
GOING AWAY? Let us care for your home.
20 yrs experience.

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CELL 753-1393

Full Service Lawn Maintenance
Flowerbed Maintenance
Irrigation Repairs & Installs
Call today for your tree estimate
(904) 753-1537
Licensed & Insured

SFor The Luxury YouDesefve"
Over 10 Years of Professional Experience

A4U m tate
Lawa Care. Inc.
Lawn Maintenance & Stump Grinding

Free Estimates
Quality & Dependable Service

904-879-4202 or 904-874-1765



(904) 753-4124
(904) 261-9240
James W. Cason
Amelia Environmental
Systems, Inc.



"Quality Work
at Reasonable Prices"'
* Interior and Exterior Painting
* Pressure Washing
'No Job Too Small or Too Large"
*Licensed*'Bonded ,,.
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*Call for Free .
Estimates & References

225-9292' -
Locally Owned i
S& Operated
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"Call The Professionals"
(904) 753-1689
Marc Lawing Owner/Operator

Houses Trailers Patios
Driveways -etc.
Wood Decks Cleaned & Resealed


Fl Lie # L05000026837
No job too big or too small
26 years experience
cell 904-430-6271




SRe-Roofing Is Our Specialtyf
Nassau County's Largest
Roofing & Siding Contractor
Serving Satisfied
Homebuilders &
Homeowners Since 1993
Re-Roofing New Roofing
Vinyl Siding Soffit & Fascia

Free Estimate

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Tree Trimming -Tree Removal
Chipping Stump Grinding
Bucket Trucks Available

Emergency (904)321-2760
Licensed & Insured
10% Military or Senior Citizen
Does not include stump grinding
One coupon per lob
Locally Owned & Operated

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Cofeman Tree
Property EnhancementSernices
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201 Help Wanted
LEADERS NEEDED I .:,.ir,.:. '. I .1,
last month helping people everywhere to
get onto a wellness program that battles
heart disease and cancer. Call Rick
(877)479-7039. ANF

202 Sales-Business I

$2,000 per week
Opportunity to join successful real estate
sales company. We have a niche business
that is very successful In today's real
estate market. Earn $2,000 per week
every week. Only people with proven sales
background & excellent closing ability
will be considered. Email resumes to
bpatten(iasouthernlandpartners com.

204 Work Wanted
ER looking to help you grow and refine
your business. No task is too small. Call
Renee Duncan at Wordcraeft: (904)845.-
6933 or (919)542-7903.
CHEAPER THAN MOST Call (904)556-
2519 or (912)222-5526.

503 Pets/Supplies I
female, born 1/20/08. $300. Call (904)

601 Garage Sales I
Marsh Bend (off Barnwell Road). Antiques,
furniture, generator, universal weight
machine, clothes, & much more. Sat. 3/1,
GARAGE SALE Sat. 3/1, 7:30am-
12:30pm. 96809 Chester Rd, last house,
left on pavement, look for sign. 36" TV
stand, Casio keyboard, 25" TV, books,
VCR tapes, lots of stuff. Rain cancels.
ESTATE SALE Entire home contents.
Furniture, kitchen items, wall & table
decorations, electronics, linens & bedding,
tools, patio furniture, Christmas decor-
ations; craft supplies, Baldwin player
piano. 2044 Bonnie Oaks Dr., Fernandina.
Sat. 3/1, 8am-4pm. 557-8382 or 277-
collectibles, treasures, & more. Sat.,
9am-2pm. Corner of 18th & Atlantic Ave.
Natures Gate Ct. Sat. 3/1, 8am-? Tools,
furniture, toys, antiques, glassware,
Harbor lights, clothes, & much more!
MOVING SALE Fri. 2/29, 6am-? Patio
furniture, adult clothes, rods/reels, &
more. 1527 Penbrook Dr., Lakewood Subd.
YARD SALE Old jewelry, patio fum.,
tools, rugs, books, what-nots, RCA '78
records, sofa bed $200, many, many more
items. Fri. 2/29 and Fri 3/7 & Sat. 3/1 and
Sat. 3/8, 8am-4pm. 97117 Blackbeards
Way, Pirates Wood Subd.
SAT. 3/1, 9AM 2953 Park Square Place.
2 families. Furniture, collectibles. No calls.
No-early shoppers.
stereo & more. Great stuff. Sat. 3/1,
starting at 8am. 4625 Village Dr. in Marsh

601 Garage Sales

to benefit scholarships
Saturday, March 1st
8am-12 noon
Emma Love Hardee Cafeteria
MAKE AN OFFERI Crib mattress $50,
love seat $175, coffee table & 2 end
tables (1/2" glass/brass/seashell) $75,
Pioneer stereo/speakers $75, 20" TV $50,
14" TV $30, Dorm frigg $50, oak desk $50,
oak TV/microwave stand $50. 261-9390
HUGE SALE Tables, chairs, sofas,
speakers, DVD's, VCR's, toys, TV's.
Saturday only, 9am-2pm. Comer of 8th &
SAT. 3/1, 8AM-1PM Kings size bed,
dresser, mirror, 2 night stands, glass top
table & 4 chairs, antique sideboard &
cabinet, leather sofa, clothes, books,
games. 193 Palmetto Trail (Otter Run
GARAGE SALE Sat., 7-10am. Forrest
Dr. (across from Harris Teeter). Easter
decorations galore! Small teak dining
table, oak Futon, Nordic Ski Track, boys
clothing, housewares.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 3/1, 9am-12pm.
1619 Plantation Oaks Ln. Antique red
maple vanity & comer display cabinet,
furniture & home decor, plus other
household items. Men's, women's & junior
clothes & much more. Rain cancels.
ESTATE SALE Nice antiques Furniture,
original art, pewter, silver, crystal, cherry
OR, mahogany canopy bed, kitchen misc.
Fri. 2/29 & Sat. 3/1, 8am-3pm. 1824
Perimeter Rd., Amelia Park, behind KP's.
HUGE SALE Men, women, kids.
Generators, tools, clothes, baby stuff,
make-up, much, much more. Something
for everyone. Can't pass it up. FrI. & Sat.,
8am-? 431 Pine Trail, off Clinch Dr.

I 601 Garage Sales I
3/1 at the River Church, 720 S. 8th
Street. Sale will be held Inside building,
rain or shine. 7:30am until.
HUGE YARD SALE Sat. 3/1, 8:30am.
96725 Buccaneer Trail, located corner of
Buccaneer Trail & Marion Drive. Cleaning
out the attic. Loads of stuff

1 602 Articles for Sale
80" with oval glass window. Needs
refinishing on front. $75. Call (904)491-
5 Yr Old Stationary Pitching Machine -
with full size net cage, custom cover for
machine, 15 dimpled lifetime baseballs,
throws ball automatically every 7 seconds.
Net new $1000. Pitching machine new
$4000. Get all for $1300/OBO. Pitches
30-90mph. Set up to see work. Call
GOLF CLUBS Ben Hogan Iron Set (8
clubs) with bag, good condition, $145.
Taylormade #3 hybrid, almost new $69.
100+ SF Top Grade Laminate Flooring
- attached pad/click-it. 25-yr warranty.
Still In carton. $1.50/sq. ft. = $150.
(904) 277-2805
1 603 Miscellaneous I
Golf Scope Beverage Cart Locator -
$13. Tons o' Laughs. Golf Scope Works 21
Great gift Ideal Order today (561)909-
7917. Go 2 www redanaolf.com. ANF

610 Air Conditioners
/Heating I
HEAT/COOL Window units & Ice
machines, used all sizes w/warranty.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)225-

I 617 Machinery
Tools & Equip.
SAWMILLS from only $2,990. Convert
your logs to valuable lumber with your
own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log
skldders also available, www.norwood
sawmills com/300N. Free information
(800) 578-1363 ext 300-N. ANF

The St Awe Courtyard Entry,
2-Room Guest Sute,
Large, Covered and Screened Patio
2.447 sq. ft. $322,900
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms



The Heron Covered Entry,
Format Dining Room.
Double C/osets, Vanities in Master Bath
2,229sq. ft. $S254,900
4 Bedroomin 3 Bathrooms


NURSERY POTS USED Buy and sell all
sizes. (904)261-5771 or (904)548-7468

1 624 Wanted To Buy
WANTED Inexpensive laptop with XP
plus wireless. (904)321-0426
downtown streets. Also looking for Kaolin
bricks from mill. (904)261-8539

I BUY JUNK CARS & heavy equipment
for scrap. (904)879-1190 or cell (904)

701 Boats & Trailers
BOAT FOR SALE 2003 Fishmaster,
center console, 24' long bass boat. 225hp
Suzuki. Serious inquiries only. Cell #

1 704 Recreation Vehicles |
Biweekly or monthly at a campground.
slides. Like new. Many extras. $$$'s
below retail. $24,900. Call (904)491-
GOLF CART for sale, $1700. Call
anytime (904)261-5125.

I 801 Wanted To Buy
or Rent

FSBO Looking to purchase 2000 sq. ft.
home no older than 1998, on Island.
Prequallfied buyer. Must be open, light &
bright. thk@att.net or (404)502-3549

802 Mobile Homes

2007 MH 3BR/2BA, Irg kitchen & living
rm, screened In porch, home is like new,
only lived in a few weeks. CR121 & River
Rd. area in Hilliard. $270,000. For more
info call (904)334-7368.
'00 MODEL 4BR/BA Yulee Hills, FHA
financing available (wap). Nick Deonas
Realty, Jan Johnson 556-2114.

Merit. $103,900, reduced thousands!
Beautiful views, home warranty and more.
Nick Deonas Realty, Jan Johnson. (904)

1804 Amelia Island Homesi
3BR/2BA COTTAGE Asking $199,000.
Possible short sale. Good investment.
Renters guaranteed. Call (904)261-0551
or (904)556-1039.
FSBO 884 Oak Ln. 3/2/2, 1811 sq. ft.
living area, extra large lot, in ground pool.
$265,000/OBO. (904)261-7643.
110 SOUTH 15TH ST. Totally remodel-
ed. Walk to beach or downtown.
$219i000. (904)753-4484

1804 Amelia Island Homesj
QUICK SALE by owner. As Is, 3BR/2BA,
2-car detached garage. $495,000. Call
SIMMON'S COVE 1510 Persimmon Cir.
Avail. by owner. Beautiful turnkey
residence or investment. 3BR/2BA. 1980sf
+ 15x24 patio room with H/C, tile, carpet,
wood floors. No thru traffic, 2-car garage,
fenced backyard. Shopping, golf, fishing
close. 4 mln. bike to beach. 491-4951.
$363K. Open house Sundays, 11:30-3pm.
FSBO 829 Mary St. 3-story ocean view.
4BR/3BA, 100X100 corner lot, 2230sf,
H/C, separate guest apt., 1340sf decks.
$599,000. (904)277-2805
3BR/2BA HOME on shady lot north of
Atlantic. 1400sf, vaulted ceiling, fireplace
& 2-car garage. $235,000. Call (904)583-
FSBO Lakewood Subdivision near the
beach. 1700 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA, split floor
plan. 1603 Canterbury Ln. $230,000. Call
(904)753-2975 or (904)491-0230.
BY OWNER 3BR/1BA, 1455 sq. ft. Quiet
neighborhood. Large ,fenced yard.
Upgraded everything. $214,000. Possible
owner financing. (904)277-3555
805 Beaches
Visit www.oceanfrontamelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
FSBO 3/2 in beautiful Ocean Ridge. New
roof, kitchen & siding. Across from
community pool, 2 screened tiled porches
& hot tub. $369,900. (904)556-4500

806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904)
261-4066 for information. C.H. Lasserre,

1 807 Condominiums
OWN 1/4 SHARE 13 weeks annually,
3BR/3BA luxurious oceanfront condo.
Great vacation/investment opportunity.
3BR/2BA, near the beach, many upgrades,
garage. $294,500. Nick Deonas Realty

808 Off Island/Yulee
$134,000/OBO 3BR/1BA block 1300
heated sq. ft. home. 86047 Florida Ave.,
Yulee. (904)468-0006 or (904)261-5077 ,
(Real Estate Agent Preselected) '

$149,500 in Heron Isles off of Chester:
Rd. Call (904)277-2908.
M.H. in Nassauville. Low Down, E-Z
Qualify. (904)261-6090
3BR/2BA 292 Piney Island Dr. FSBO.
$335,000. Last appraisal $420,000.
Vacant. (904)753-0006

S809 Lots
FULL ACRE High/dry, hardwoods/palms,
comer lot, cul-de-sac, cleared in middle,
Pirates Wood subd., NE corner Blackrock &
Mitchell. $129K. (904)415-1977
WALK TO DOWNTOWN 50X100 lot on
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area. $425/mo. (904)557-1659
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855 Apartments

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856 Apartments
2BR/1BA APT. Downtown. $900/mo.
Utilities included. 1st & last. Call (904)
OCEAN FRONT 2BR/1BA, gorgeous
view, patio. Yearly lease. $950/mo. +
$1050 dep. Water & garbage Included.
270 S. Fletcher. (814)937-2565

474382 E. SR 200
Fernaldina Beach, FL32034
(904)261-8030 0 Cell (904) 753-0366
Unrfurnlshed Condos- On Island
SCape Sound Condos Gated community hi the
heart ofAmelia island w pool, fitness center &
gazebos arotuid 2 acre lake. All units feantre
hardwood floors in living area, tile in wet areas.
granite countertops, custom cabinetry& stain-
less steel appliances.
2181 WhiteSands Way 3BA2.BA, 1,992 SF,2
floors w/lake iew SiL500/mo.
2167 Pebble Beach Way 3BR35BA, 2,4104 SF, 3
floors w/ elevator, $1 700/nio.
1883 White Sands Way 3BR/35BA, 2,404 SF,
3 floors w/elevator $Sl700/mio.
2152 White Sands Way 3BBA. L992 SE 2-
story $1.800/1110.
Finished Condos On Island,
S1885 White Sands Way at Cape Sound -
3BR/5BA, 2,404 SE completely fvuisihed, ttin 30
davlease. $2 300/ino. includes utilities.
2166 White Sands Wayat Cape Soiud 3BR/3.5BA.
coinpletelyfirnished. riin. 30 dayvlease.
S2,500/1io. includes utilities.
2110 Beach Wood Vila atAiAmelia Island
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furnished, overlooks pool, lake &golf course.

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apartment. $,750/mo. Includes all
utilities. Service animals only. References
required. (904)206-4100 or (904)335-
Downtown. 2-3BR/2BA upstairs unit with
awesome porch. $800/mo. 603 S. 6th St.

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beach. W/D, dishwasher. No smoking.
$1300/mo. Call (425)417-5564.
2BR/2BA Furnished or Unfurnished.
Walk to beach. Renovated, tile floors, sun
room, deck. No smoking. $1100/mo. +
security deposit. (904)491-4856


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*Oceanview, allutilities incl. internet. $1,300/mo. +
tax (monthly rental)
Nassauvllle, Alligator Creek 3/2 home
Private Home on Island wlpool 3BR/2BA In a
secluded location short distance to the beach,
and the City Golf Course $1,450 + until.
*Oceanview 2BR/I BA furnished $1,100/mo. or
unfurnished $900/mo
3BR/2BA unit at Amelia Lakes, pool and fitness
center. $1,150/mo. + utilities.
3BR/3BA home at North Hampton. Very nice
upgrades in a quiet golf community. $1,700/mo. +
until. Lawn maint incl in rent. Will do lease/
Very nice 3/2, close to beach. (Natures Gate) 1650
s.f. + gar. Includes yard maint,$1,350/mo.
2BR/2BA at Amelia Lakes. Quiet location w/ nice
finishes, incl. granite top travertine and wood
floors. $975/mo- + until.
*3BR/3BA Home at The Preserve at Summer
Beach. Immaculate, spacious layout and
convenient access to the beach and amenity
center. $1,650/mo. + util.
2BR/I BA Oceanview. 487 S, Fletcher
Call for more information
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal in O'Neil, good
exposure on A I A. Great for show room or office
space $1350/mo + tax +utilities.
Approx 1.800 s.f. Retail Bldg 1839 S. 8th St Lease
by Huddle House $2,250/mo + tax or
may purchase.
2400 s.f. located on island by the Airport on
Jamestown Rd. Great for retail, office or light
industrial use. $2,500/mo. + tax + utilities.
*DEERWALK- 1.250 s.f. bay facing AIA in O'Neil,
end cap unit, great 'visibility and parking. Retail/
Office space with warehouse from $2.150 per mco.
includes tax, CAM, water, sewer & garbage.
(2)Amelia Park Office Suites 576 s.f.+/- Fronting
14th- Street and 900 s.f. +/- beside the Travel
*Approx 1,650 s.f. +- at 13 N. 3rd St.. just off of
Centre St. Lots of parking in area and good walk-
ing traffic. $3,100/mo. + until & tax
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$774,900 MLS#45Z50
Location. Location, Location. Totally redone,
fabulously Furnished ocean view duplex. Designer
colors and decor upper and lower units each offer:
rocking chail porches with ocean views. 2 (possibly 31
bedrooms. 1 bathroom. flexible use garden %iew
laundry rooms. Move in ready with SHORT TERM
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* AMELIA GREEN 2BR/2.5BA condo with
loft. $995/mo. Available Now.
Close to beach. $975/mo. Available Now.
* AMELIA WOODS IBR/1BA condo. Close
to dihe beach. Community tennis courts.
$775/mo. Available Now.
Comuni ity pool and fitness center. $825/mio.
Available Now.
* OCEAN PARK 2BR/2BA furnished condo.
$1500/mo. Includes utilities. Available Now'.
* SAND HICKORY TR. 3BR/2BA house. 2
car garage. Close to schools. $1075/mo.
Available Now.
* ELLEN ST 2BR/1.5BA unit. Close to beach.
$875/mo. Available Now.
* FOREST RIDGE 2BR/1IBA condo. Close to
beach. $1150/mo. Includes all utilities.
Available Now.
* KETCH CT. 3BR/2BAhouse. 2 car garage.
Close to beach. $1000/mo. Available Now.
* BLUE HERON 3BR/2BA house. 2 car
garage. $1095/mo. Available Now.
* SEACASTLES 3BR/2.5BA condo. Close to
beach. $1200/mo. Available Now.
* FIRST AVE 3BR12.5BA duplex. 1800 sq.ft.
Close to beach. $1275/mo. Available Now.
* AMELIA GREEN 2BR/2.5BA condo with
loft. I car garage. $1150/mo. Available Now.
located in Anmelia Park. 1500 sq. ft. 1 car garage.
$1200/mo. Available Now.
Community pool and fitness center. $850/mo.
Available Now
* FOREST RIDGE 3BR/2BA condo, commnt-
nity pool and tennis courts. $950/mo. Available
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3BR/2BA -1903sf Corner Lot
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$625,000 Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365
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with beauiil aged oaks. Motivated seller. $199,000 back property. Pride of ownership for one price. $294,900
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* 729 Tarpon Avenue
3 bedroom 3 bath Brand new town home. 2 blocks
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2000 sq. ft. 2 Car garage. Built energy efficient/low util-
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* 1601 Nectarine Street F-6
2/2 gated community. Walk to the hospital and shops.
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clean, washer & dryer, pool, outdoor storage
area. Upstairs unit. $1,000/mo.

* 95020 Starling Court
Amelia National. Gated Community. Beautiful Brand
New, two story, 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home with 3 car
garage. Pool Privileges. $1,925/mo.


* 531 S. 8th Street
Office Space down with 2/1 apartment upstairs.
$1,550/mo. for both. Tax on office together an
additional $63/mo.

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areas, churches & schools. $795 S. Fletcher-Upstairs 3BR/1BA Upstairs unit. Open kitchen &
* Sussex Dr. 3BR,2BA Home in Lakewood. 2 car garage, fireplace living area. New carpet! Across street from the beach. $875 -
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* Penbrook Dr. 3BR/2BA Home with stone fireplace, screen porch Chad Street 3BR/2BA Townhome w/garage. Cul-de-sac lot.
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* Ruskin Lane 2BR/2BA Attractive home in GARDEN elevator. Screened lanai on 3 floors. Boat slip available! $2300
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* Los Robles 3BR/2.SBA with 2 car garage. Fireplace in family Paradise Commons. Large screened porch off living room
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* Beachwood Road 2BR/2BA on Amelia Island Plantation. 1st Mizell 401B 3BR/2BA Condo in Amelia Woods. Fully furnished
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lawn care inc. $1395 S. Fletcher D-1 2BR/2BA. Nicely furnished. Ground floor unit in
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appliances. Oceanfront. Great views. $1450 to the beach. $1550

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2328 Sadler Road #8A in Amelia Landings 2/2 home w/ all Summer Beach amenities. W&D and lawn-
condo w/ wrap-around porch, close to beach. $875/mo. care included. $1,895/mo.'
631 Tarpon Avenue #6357 in Fernandina Shores 2919 S. Fletcher Avenue 3/2.5, master suite up, 2 car
2/1.5, backs up on Ft. Clinch, close to beach. Comm garage, great ocean view, beautifully furnished.
pool & tennis courts. 1,178 sf $925/mo. $2,200/mo.
703 N. 15th Street 3/2, beautifully landscaped back ff island
Amelia Lakes Condominiums ASK ME ABOUT
yard, open split floor plan w/ fireplace & wood floors in elia Lakes Conveniently located ust off the island
main living, 3 car garage. $1,100/mo. FREE RENT! Conveniently located just off the island
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41 Oak Grove Place 2/1, with in-ground swimming plan, 2nd floor end unit w/ new paint, tile floors, 1,180 sf
pool. Located close to downtown. Pool care included. includes W&D. $950/mo. #415- 2BR deluxe floor
$1,200/mo. Avail 4/1. plan, ground floor end unit w/ new paint, tile floors,
1573 Park Avenue in Amelia Park 2/2.5, Master 1,180 sf, includes W&D. $950/mo.
down, 1,794 sf nice patio sitting area, 2 car garage, close 86406 Meadowwood Drive in Meadowfield 3/2 on
to shopping, dining and schools. $1,350/mo. pond, wood floors throughout living area, open floor
1641 Park Avenue in Amelia Park 2/2.5, close to plan, FP, 2-car garage, 1700 ASF, W&D included. NEW
shopping, dining & beach, 2 car garage. $1,350/mo. PRICE $1,100/mo.
1893 White Sands Wav in Cape Sound- 3/2.5 w/ over- 76044 Long Pond Loop in Cartesian Pointe -
sized master suite w/ sitting haven. Garden tub w/mar- Beautiful 3/2 + office or den, overlooks large pond,
ble vanities. Granite countertops & stainless steel appli- 1,903 SF, 2 car garage, irrigation system. $1,250/mo.
ances in kitchen. Swimming pool w/ spa. Short walk to 23626 Flora Parke Blvd in Flora Parke 4/2, backs up
beach. $1,350/mo. to nature preserve, 1,600+ sf, open floor plan, 2 car
1791 Arbor Drive in Parkwav South 3/2, 1760 sf garage. $1,250/mo.
home in great community, close to Ritz & beach. 95057 Buckeve Court in Amelia National Large
$1,550/mo. 4/2.5 home in gated golf course community, 2,500 sf w/
1793 Arbor Drive in Parkway South 3/2, 2,100 sf, 2 car garage, bright floor plan, upgraded kitchen, cov-
close to Ritz-Carlton & beach. Lawn care included. 1/2 ered lanai w/ nice size back yard. Pool and other social
OFF 18T MONTH'S RENT! $1,550/mo. amenities available. $1,695/mno.
2605 Poatside Driye in Ocean Ca' ASK ME 95155 Bermuda Drive in Amelia National Beautiful
ABO2605 1/2 OFF RENT SPECIAL! 4/3 home w/ de Dre n Oceannew 5/4 home overlooking 7th fairway & pond, 3 car
ABOUT /2 OFF& scree in lanai clos e to beach, la w/opa garage, 3,000+ sf w/ FP. Teen suite upstairs w/
floor plan & screened in lanai close to beach, lawncare bolts/edia room, bedroom & full bath. Social ameni-
included. $1,595/mo. ties inc. $1,850/o1110.
95186 Woodberrv Lane in The Preserve 3/3, 2,008 sf 96276 Blackrock Hammock Drive in 'Blackrock
patio home w/ custom built-ins in living room, walk-in Hammock 3/2.5, 3 car garage. Luxury sitting on 2.22
shower in guest bath, laundry tub, tile in lanai and front acres partially wooded. 2,500+ sf w/ 2 story family
porch. Sumnier Beach membership available for small room. $1,900/mo.
fee. $1,650/mo. 861848 N. Hampton Club Way in North Hampton -
95152 Elderberrv Lane in The Preserve Beautiful 4/3, beautiful 2,785 sf home on pond overlooking golf
3/2.5 town home, 2,605sf, master suite down, communi- course. Tile floors throughout, stainless steel appliances,
ly pool, W&D and lawn care inc. Summer Beach mem- granite countertops, FP. 3 car garage, fenced back yard,
bership available for small fee. 2 car garage, fenced-in pool and spa. Lawn & pool care inc.
$1,650/mo. $1,950/mo.

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1858 Condos-Unfurnished I
LOUNGE BY THE POOL or walk to the
beach 2BR/2BA 1st floor condo available
now. Swimming pool, clubhouse and
tennis courts Washer/dryer, dishwasher,
disposal. Water, sewer, garbage Included.
One block from a beach public access.
$1000/mo. 415-0322
Stainless. Gated. W/D. Pool. Spa. Quiet.
Upstairs. Central Island, close to beach,
schools, shopping. $1100. (904)261-6597
Cottages at Stoney Creek. 1-car garage,
gated community, pool and cabana.
Starting at $1,100/mo. Call (904)288-
Fernandina Shores 2BR/1BA, ground
floor, D/W, beach, pool, tennis, clubhouse.
Quiet, safe, parking, year lease. Avail.
immed. Deposit, ref's. $900/mo. 261-
2BR/2BA over 1407sf. Never occupied.
Everything brand new. New appliances.
Gated community. 1 car garage.
Community pool. W/D included. Great
location off SR200 in Fernandina Beach.
$1050/mo. Call for appt. (954)444-9484.
Community gated. Nectarine St.,
Fernandina. $1000/mo. + dep.
Negotiable. Call (904) 583-1578.

1860 Homes-Unfurnished
YULEE 86196 Pinewood Dr., off AlA.
3BR/1BA, large yard, front & rear decks,
CH&A. Available March 1st. $800/mo. +
deposit. (904)491-3330
2118 THRASHER Island home, 3BR/
2BA, L/R, D/R, Ig den, screened lanal, Ig
private backyard, garage. $1150/mo. +
deposit. (904)261-1943
New Waterfront Home Belles River.
4BR/3BA, 2800sf, gourmet kitchen
w/Island, & screened porch. Master BR
downstairs & Master BR upstairs.
$1495/mo. Credit check. 860-5564 or
3000 SQ. FT. 3BR/3 full baths, gated
property, down Miner Rd., Flying A Ranch
Dr., Yulee. $1200 down, $1200/mo.
2045 OAK MARSH DR. 2/2, fireplace,
bonus room. $1300. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006
2500SF 4BR/3BA. Walk to beach,
gourmet kitchen, fireplace, (2) walk-in
closets, porch, garage, alarm system &
sprinkler system. (904)321-2570
2500 W. 5TH off Tarpon. Very private,
2 or 3BR/2BA, large workshop & storage,
fenced. $1500 Includes utilities. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
Only $199/mo. 5% down 20 years @ 8%
apr. Buy 4BR $477/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
Beautiful executive home in excellent
condition. 5000+ sq. ft. 3BR on 1 acre.
$3500/mo. + utilities. 1 year lease.
Unique Rentals (904)261-3900.
fully remodeled, new everything, ready
3/1/08. $1100/mo. (904)261-5899
mo. Vacation, long-term, seasonal. Furn.
or unfum. Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly.
261-4148. www.amellialodgings.com

1860 Homes-Unfurnished]
87535 CREEKSIDE DR. Pristine 3/2
home. Like new. Security and sprinkler
system. Large cat-in kitchen. $1295. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. 277-0006. Chester
Rd. to Roses Bluff. Left Into Creekside, a
newer smaller neighborhood.
3BR/2.SBA in ground pool, appliances,
ON Fernandina Beach Golf course.
$1500/mo. +. $1200 security deposit. No
smoking. Call (904)838-8969 or (904)
NATURES WALK Immaculate town
home. 3/2.5/2-car garage plus office.
Close to beach & YMCA. $1250/mo. +
dep. Non-smoking. (386)312-1015
2046 MARLIN CT. off Citrona.
Immaculate 3BR/2BA 1800sf home. New
apple's, 2 car-garage, laundry room
w/washer & dryer, fenced yard, pet
friendly. Available 4/15/2008. $1400 +
dep. (858)354-8221
3BR/2BA Single family home. Service
animals only. $1100/mo. + utilities &
deposit. Nice neighborhood. (904)277-
2877 or (904)502-0195

NORTH HAMPTON 3/2.5, 1950 s/f.
$1700/mo. Call Don Brown Realty
(904)225-5510 or 571-7177
5BR/2BA Home only $425/mo. 3BR/
2BA home only $199/mo. More 1-4BR
homes available. For listings (800)482-
9419. ANF
- 100 steps from front door to ocean.
Charming 2BR/1BA downstairs apt In a
nice triplex on a private road, with three
patios, big shady yard overlooking dunes
front and rear, flower-filled gardens,
pleasant fountain, clean and fresh, with
washer/dryer! 2-min walk to restaurants,
parks, shopping on Sadler/AIA. 2 mi from
golf, pool, tennis. Location: from Sadler
turn left on AIA/S. Fletcher, first left, 2nd
house on left. 1675 Cleveland Ave. (FB,
32034) $900/mo., all utils INCLUDEDI Pics
at www.rentalhomesplus.com. Wendy
White, (919)989-6727.
den, 2100sf, split wing plan, open to
spacious living, spa, lanai. $1500/mo.
(904) 321-0970
4BR/3BA OCEAN REACH 2200sf, like
new, 2-car grg, walk to beach. $1375/
mo., Inci lawn' maint. 2879 Tidewater St.
(904) 556-9690. See at tinyurl.com/
FOR RENT Cottage 3 or 4BR on the
edge of the historic 'district. Freshly
painted, new carpet, fenced yard. Pets
possible. $1,200/mo. + dep. 753-3370,
3/2 ISLAND HOME Quiet neighbor-
hood, close to shopping, schools & beach.
$1150/mo. + dep. Please call (904)261-
8249. Location: 2115 Thrasher Ln., FB.
2000SF TOWNHOUSE in Amelia Park,
1581 Park Ave. 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car garage,
upstairs balcony, courtyard, gas fireplace.
$1500/mo. Call (386)255-5331.
3BR/3BA cottage near the waterfront.
Newly renovated. Large completely fenced
yard with carports, outbuildings, and
greenhouse. Quiet family neighborhood.
Will consider pets. Call (912)552-4922
YULEE 4/3, 3 cg, like new home, $1300.
BEACHWAY 4/2, Ig fenced yard, $1350.
Call Jackle at (904)556-6861.

I I., RM I I ISM-1 IL, r;

I 863 Office I
ean style, at 2380 Sadler Rd. has a brand
new executive office suite 655 sq. ft., with
adjoining conference room, available for
rent. Two months free rent. Call Steve Sell
ABLE Convenient to downtown Fern-
andina. Call (904)261-8950.
OFFICE FOR LEASE 850 sq. ft. 1557 S.
8th. $900/mo. Call (904)277-4743 or
CENTRALLY LOCATED & within walking
distance to downtown. Available for lease
Feb 2008 Office spaces from 80 to 4,000
sq. ft. on S. 8th Street in Fernandina.
Single offices are move-in ready.
Executive suites will be built to suit. Call
(239)223-4848 or email PCA-LLCalem
ft. available. Call 753-2018 for more

1864 Commercial/Retail I
DEERWALK Prime high visibility location
on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf units. Curtiss
Lasserre Real Estate (904)261-4066.
September 2008, at 1303 Jasmine Street.
Two new sections to be built. Call

901 Automobiles l
Police Impounds For Sale '93 Honda
Civic $385. '93 Toyota Camry $750. For
listings call (800)366-9813 ext 9271. ANF
2001 VW JETTA VR6 GLX Clean,.
loaded. Must see. $7500/OBO. (904)583-
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from
$500! Tax repos, US Marshall & IRS sales.
Cars, trucks, SUV's, Toyotas, Hondas,
Chevy's, more! For listings cap (800)706-
1759 x6465. ANF
2007 SCION TC $14,500. (904)753-

1978 MERCURY MONARCH 22K actual
miles. $2250. (912)269-5882

S902 Trucks |
Runs great, 5 speed, plenty of tread..
$2750. Call (912)552-4922.
Extended bed, navy blue, custom grill,
extra large wheels, special rims, leather-
interior, too many extras to list. 13,000-
mi. $24,900/OBO. (904)616-2963

903 Vans
1997 GMC VAN Runs good. $2250.
A/C & lots of extras. $2,500. Call 557-
2005 DODGE CARAVAN Low miles, 3rd-
rear seat, new brakes, new tires. Red with
gray interior. $14,000/OBO. (904)491-

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