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F L R I DAY'S
FRIDAY JULY15, 2005/26 PAGES 2 SECTIONS
cut tax rate
PAGE *. 3A
River Raft Race
Nassau County taxpayers may
get a tax break "for a change."
Property taxes could decrease
a quarter of a mill for most resi-
dents and as much as 1.25 mills
for city and town residents, accord-
ing to preliminary budget recom-
Clerk of Court John Crawford
and Finance Director Ted Selby
presented a plan to the Nassau
County Commission this week in
which they were optimistic about
the' county's ability to' escape its
current fiscal crisis.
The countyremains on credit
watch, its bond rating is up, its
reserve levels are mostly deplet-
ed and millions of dollars in sales
,tax money is being eaten up by
services it was never intended to
Recently, the county has tried to
Gagnon, 2. above,
with a truck and
other toys while
right, ponders a
purchase at the
Relay for Life
benefit yard sale
Saturday at First ..
National Bank in "
The yard sale is
one of many fund-
raisers being held
in advance of the
Relay for Life for
cancer survivors -
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offset this problem by increasing
other fees and taxes. An addition-
,al 5-cent gas tax was imposed in
June, and housing impact fees are
But ad valorem (property) taxes
might be the one area where resi-
dents could see some relief.
According to a plan worked out
by the clerk's office and County
Administrator Mike Mahaney, the
countywide mill rate could
COUNTY Continued on 3A
Fernandina Beach Public
Schools were set to open Aug.
29, short 51classrooms and
operating first and second -
grades on a double session
July 15, 1955
Life Flight, an air ambu-
lance of Bapist Hospital in
Jacksonville.'was set to offer
service through Nassau
General Hospital beginning in
July 16, 1980
.. ..... .. .- ..............................>,,
Interim City Manager
Zachary Zoul recommended
the Fernandina Beach
Commission approve a condi-
tional use permit for a pro-
posed 60-unit motel on Sadler
July 19, 1995
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Whos designing marina?
Its city commissioners
Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners have begun proposing
design concepts for the city mari-,
na redevelopment project.
After rejecting last month a
Jacksonville planning firm's con-
ceptual sketches for a new Amelia
River waterfront, commissioners
have started building a. plan
around their own ideas.
The commission.met Tuesday
in special session to hear marina
project updates from engineering
firm Passero & Associates.
Andrew, Holesko, program man-
ager with Passero, requested that
the commission provide design
ideas for four projects, a south
upland walkway, south parking
lot, Atlantic Seafood and bath-
house buildings and boat ramp
"We're reallY looking for some
input from you on these four
items," Holesko said. "Any guid-
ance to us on walkways versus
gazebos? Want to see some con-
cepts? Want to see some ideas?"
Passero. has suggested gaze-
bo-style structures, mimicking
those at Seaside and North Beach
parks, to complete the design of
the 750-foot by 8-foot walkway.
"You'll be able to step off your
boat.... and walk on a nice walk-
way all the way from Brett's, all the
way down past the boat ramp and
MARINA Continued on 3A
City waives building fees for
sale of first affordable house'
GLENDA S. JENKINS
Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners have approved a resolu-
tion waiving $13,288 in city build-
ing and other fees for construction
of a private home as "affordable
A nonprofit coalition of con-
tractors, builders, Realtors and cit-
izens called BRASH, or Building
and Renovating Affordable and
Substandard Houses, initiated and
sponsors the project.
Commissioners voted last year to
exempt the organization from
building permit fees for the homes
On July 5 the commission
approved a resolution that allows
water and wastewater fees for the
projectto be paid from the gener-
After acknowledging that the
city has not adopted affordable
housing guidelines or standards,
the commission unanimously
approved the measure, deleting a
time limit clause before the home
GLENDA S. JENKINS/NEWS-LEADER
City commissioners waived fees. for construction of a house
at 909 Vernon St., but there's already a house there.
Apparently they intended to waive fees for building a house
up the street.
can be resold.
The resolution originally
required an owner to hold the
house for 10 years, after which
the city would forgive the lien "in
The change allows the Vernon
Street house, and future "afford-
able houses" built as part of the
program, to be sold at any time at
market value on the condition that
the owner repay the fees plus 6
Requiring owners to pay the
fees if they choose to sell would
"be an incentive to keep it afford-
able housing;" Commissioner Bill
Leeper said. "You can build an
apartment complex save all
those impact fees and after 10
years it's no longer affordable
HOUSE Continued on 3A
Why didn't outside auditors dis-
cover more than $1 million stolen
from the Nassau County Clerk of
Court's Office over eight years?
That's one of several questions
lingering in the case of former
clerk employee Julie Mixon, who
confessed to the crime and com-
mitted suicide during a Florida
Department of Law Enforcement'
investigation earlier this year.
The theft resulted in "financial
irregularities" discovered by clerk's
office personnel in January.
But law enforcement records
obtained by the News-Leader show
that no one raised an alarm about
missing cash or lack of oversight in
the clerk's office for years not
Mixon's then-supervisor, former
clerk of court Chip Oxley, or audi-
tor Farmand, Farmatid &
The Fernandina Beach account-
ing firm was paid more than
$450,000 over the past three years
to audit just the clerk's office.
Auditor A.B. Farmand said
Thursday he believes his firm had
done "everything we were required
to do in accordance with the rules
According to, FDLE records,
Farmand did not discover missing
cash or cite concerns about secu-
rity or procedures in the office.
While checking receipts of
office cash and deposits, samples
from each department were
reviewed. The FDLE report says
none of the receipts the auditor
reviewed were from the "special
trust account," where investigators
AUDITOR Continued on 4A
County hires expert
to study impact fees
The man who "wrote the book"
on impact fees will add Nassau
County to his long list of clients.
University of Florida professor
Dr. James C. Nicholas has agreed
to help the county put a price tag on
new development by restructuring
the county's impact fee ordinance.
Impact fees are charged to
builders constructing new homes
or businesses, and are a way for
government to recoup some of the
costs associated with population
Nicholas said Wednesday he
has not yet signed a contract, but
confirmed the price would be about
County Attorney Mike Mullin
made the announcement at
Monday's Nassau County
Commission meeting, and lauded
Nicholas's track record and knowl-
edge of the issue.
"That will be the best $28,000
you'll ever spend," Mullin said. "He
never gets challenged, and he basi-
cally created the impact fee model
for the state of Florida."
Nicholas said Wednesday his
task is to update the county's fee
schedule to bring it in line with the
current costs of growth.
"(The county's) impact fees are
a few years old," he said. "They're
using old costs and I can tell, you,
costs have changed dramatically.
Ifs a matter of staying on top of
He expects to have his recom-
mendations ready by November
The county's current fees fall
well short of covering the costs of
new growth, and County
Administrator Mike Mahaney has
indicated they will have to be
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Teen Court cancelled
Nassau County Teen Court
has been cancelled for July 19.
'The next court dates are Aug. 9
For information contact Teen
Court Coordinator Charles
Griffin at 5484600.
Family Support Services of
North Florida and Florida
Community College are part-
ponent for almost anyone wish-
ing to become a foster or adop-
The 21-hour course will be
offered 14 times through the
end of 2005. Classes are avail-
able to accommodate almost
any schedule. The first class
begins July 18, with orientation
today, at Florida Community
College's North Campus. The
classes are free and childcare is
For more information call
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans and the Order of the
Confederate Rose will meet at 7
p.m. on July 18 in the Magnolia
Room of The Pig BBQ in
Cmdr. Jim Lear will give the
"Southern Foundation Lecture"
after supper and'the induction
of new members is completed.
For more information call
277-9628 or (904) 879-9845.
Fernandina Beach High.
School will offer new student
registration on July 19, 21, 26
and 27 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
each day on a first come, first
Parents should bring prior
school records (report cards,
current FCAT scores, tran-
Social Security card, proof of
residence and birth certificate.
For information, call the
school at 261-5713.
Callahan Middle School will
offer new student registration
on July 26 and 27 and Aug. 2
and 3 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and
Parents should bring prior
school records (report cards,
current FCAT scores, tran-
scripts), immunization records,
Social Security card, proof of
residence and birth certificate
and other items such as
guardianship or custody papers.
Sixth grade orientation will.
be held on Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. in
The first day of school is
Aug. 5. Students will be dis-
missed at 12:30 p.m. on the first
day of school. The school-wide
open house will be on Aug. 18 at
6 p.m. in the gym.
For more information call
the'golit'at (90 879-3606.:"r "r'e
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The Amelia Island Wellness
Center will host a Pirate Pedal
beginning at 7:30 a.m. July 23.
Bike riders will participate in
a 21- to 63-mile ride around the
island, down Heckscher Drive
Call Chris Sargent for more
information at 261-0577.
The Nassau County Local
Housing Partnership (SHIP)
meets at 4 p.m. July 26 at
Branch Banking and Trust,
1699 South 14th St
The Nassau County Library
Advisory Board will meet on
Aug. 16 from 3-5 p.m. at the
Betty P. Cook Center, 76346
William Burgess Blvd. in Yulee.
The public is invited to attend.
Baptist Medical Center-
Nassau Auxiliary is sponsoring
a fund-raiser medical uniform
and shoe sale to be held July 29
from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the con-
ference room in the main lobby
of the hospital entrance. See the
new medical apparel line pre-
sented by First Uniform Inc.
Register to win $20 a gift certifi-
cate. The public is welcome
and credit cards are accepted.
The Fernandina Beach
Recreation Department is spon-
soring the Summer Food
Service Program at the M.L.K.
Jr. Center and the Peck Center.
It provides lunches for students
ages 5-17 from 11 a.m. until 1
p.m. and ends July 29. Children
are encouraged to participate.
No child will be turned down.
For information call 277-7355.
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The heavy, humid days of
July and August can be tough
on our pets. Most people think
that animals can endure
extremes of temperature with-
out much of a problem. Not so.
Heatstroke is one of the most
common illnesses of pets in cli-
mates such as ours.
It's important to remember
that most breeds of dogs have
sweat glands only in the pads of
their feet They must pant to
cool off, and there is a limit to
their ability to thus lower their
I have seen bike riders run-
ning their dogs beside them on
a leash, with the poor dog panti-
ng furiously and trying to keep
up. This is no way to walk a
dog. The animal can easily over-
heat and incur a stroke or other
serious health problems.
And sadly, we still see dogs
left in cars in warm weather.
Even with the windows partly
opened, the temperature in a
.parked car in 75-degree temper-
atures can skyrocket to125
degrees in minutes, causing
misery and the strong possibili-
ty of heatstroke. Cats, too, are
susceptible to heatstroke when
left in a parked car.
. When a heatstroke is immi-
nent, the animal pants heavily,
trying to cool off. Then it
becomes lethargic, and will look
around for shade and water.
With no relief, he will begin to
stagger, salivate, and may even
have a seizure. Unless he gets
The average body tempera-
ture of a dog is higher than a
human's, and up to 101:5 is nor-
mal. But if it should go as high
as 104, it's important to get it
down right away.
When an animal exhibits
signs of heat stroke, emergency
treatment includes applying
cool compresses to the head
(especially the ears), pads of
the feet and the abdomen to
help mitigate damage. If the pet
is conscious you can offer small
amounts of cool water. Then get
the animal to a veterinary clinic.
If it is impossible to get the ani-
mal to a veterinarian immediate-
ly, give the pet a lukewarm
(never cold) bath, or wrap him
in lukewarm to slightly cool wet
Especially be alert to over-
heating conditions with breeds
that have long, thick coats, dark
coats, or pug faces.,
During hot weather, exercise
your pet in the early morning or
late evening; that's healthier
and more comfortable for you,
Make sure that your pet
always has plenty pf fresh water
available and a shady retreat
with good air circulation.
Source: Texas A&M College of
son Mike Gibson and wife Marcie
of Tampa, granddaughter Darryn
and husband Ian Caldwell of
Redmond, Ore., granddaughter Jill
and husband Paul McCluskey of
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and great-
grandson Paul Jr.
.A memorial service will be held
for Mr. Meade in LaJolla, Calif.
Memorial donations may be
made, to the -Nassau Humane
Society, 671' Airport ; Road;
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
or to Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4114 Sunbeam
Road, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL
Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hill
Funeral Home. Jacksonville
Ser,' Richard and
Yulee: his moth-
M i nd er ,
Miner, U.S. Army-Balad, Iraq, and
John and Bobby Miner 6f Yulee;
paternal grandparents, Richard and
Kathleen Miner, and paternal step-
grandmother, Sophie Short, all of
Yulee; maternal grandfather, Frank
Johnson of Callahan, and maternal
grandparents, Sue Ann and
Thomas Wainwright of Kingsland,
Funeral services are scheduled
for 11 a.m. Monday at Blackrock
Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank
Camarotli, pastor, officiating. Burial
will be in Hughes Cemetery in
Yulee with military honors.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy
"Turk" Johnson, Shawn Johnson,
David Johnson, Ryan Hagins, David
Hagins, Cole Buffkin, and Thomas
Marriott. The family will receive
friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
his parents, Roy and Gladys
Murrhee, his sister, Agnes
Burgess, and a son, Johnny
Mr. Johnny Murrhee Sr. will be
taken to his residence to lie in state
until service time. The family
received friends on Thursday, July
14, after noon.
Funeral services will be held at
Buford Grove Baptist Church at 11
a.m. today with the Rev. Curtis
Burial will be in Buford Grove
Shepard Funeral Home,
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Roderick James Meade Sr.
Bernadine Freeman Eleazer, 55,
Duck Lake Court, Fernandina
Beach, wife of Walter B. Eleazer,
passed away Monday, July 4,
2005, at the Morris Hospice Center
in the Shands Pavilion in
Jacksonville, following a lengthy
A native and lifelong resident
of Fernandina Beach, she was the
daughter of the late Ernest W. and
Ann Lee Butler Freeman.
Mrs. Eleazer was employed for
many years as the chief laundry
technician for the Amelia Island
Plantation. She enjoyed working in
her garden with her flowers and
spending time with her family.
Survivors include: her husband,
Janice Vaughn Jones
Mrs. Janice Vaughn Jones, of
Fayetteville, Ga., died July 8,2005.
Janice grew up in Fernandina
Beach. She taught kindergarten
and first grade at a private Christian
school in Tampa,.
She was a faithful wife of
35 years, a loving mother, an ador-
ing grandmother, and she was
loved by all. She was a true lover of
She is survived by her husband,
Larry Jones of Fayetteville; sons,
Floyd Lenwood Jones of
Stockbridge and Clint and Leah
Jones of El Paso, Texas; her grand-
daughter, Anna Jones; parents,
Floyd and Kathryn Vaughn of
Waynesville, N.C.; sister, Barbara
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Walter B. Eleazer, Fernandina
Beach; her children, Paul (Joy)
Maddox, Athens, Ga., and Terrie
Coate, Fernandina Beach; four
brothers, David (Eleanor)
Freeman, Alton Freeman, Stephen
Freeman, and Pat Freeman; a sis-
ter, Mary K. (George) Johns, all of
Fernandina Beach; and five grand-
A memorial service to celebrate
her life is scheduled for 11 a.m. on
Saturday, July 16, 2005, in the
Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard
Funeral Home, with the Rev.
Kimberly Clemons of Memorial
United Methodist Church, offici-
OxIey-Heard Funeral Directors
and Bob Smith of Fernandina
Beach; brothers Michael and Hilda
Vaughn of Waynesville, N.C., and
Tony and Jennifer Vaughn of
Jacksonville; and many nieces and
Funeral services were held
Monday, July 11, 2005, at 11 a.m. in
the chapel of. Mowell Funeral
Home, Fayetteville, Ga. Pastor John
Crotts officiated. Internment fol-
lowed in Eastlawn Memorial Park.
The family received friends on
Sunday from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make
donations in Janice's memory to
Carl/ Mowell & Son Funeral-Home.
Roderick James Meade Sr., 85,
passed awayJuly 3,2005, on Amelia
Island at his residence, at Osprey
Born in Monroe, Mich., Mr.
\Meade and his late wife, Willene,
moved to Amelia Island from
Lajolla, Calif., where they resided
for over 50 years.
Mr. Meade was preceded in
death by his wife of 62 years,
Willene, who passed away
Mr. Meade is survived by his
daughter, Susan; and son-in-law
Larry Gibson of Amelia Island; son
Rod and daughter-in-law Caroline
Meade of LaJolla, Calif.; grandson
Rod Gibson of Amelia island, grand-
Specialist Richard D. Min
'i, 'Speciallit Richard D.MineJV.p
v' (U-itedI.States:Ariy),22y nYul'ep
passed away suddenly on
Wednesday, July 13, 2005, in
A native and lifelong resident
of Nassau County, he was the son
of Richard D. Miner of Yulee and
Christina J. Miner of Fernandina
Beach, and the husband of Rachel
Spc. Miner was a graduate of
Fernandina Beach High School,
where he was very active in the
R.O.T.C. program. He was cur-
rently with the 82nd Airborne
Division of the U.S. Army, and had
served in Afghanistan.
In 2003, Spc. Miner received the
Army Commendation Medal from
the Secretary of the Army for his
efforts as part of Task Force
Falcon, which contributed signifi-
cantly to the overall success of the
global war on terrorism. Hte had
also served his country in Iraq. In
his spare time, he enjoyed "paint
balling" and spending time with his
Survivors include: his wife,
Rachel Marie Baccaro Miner, and
his daughter, Hailey Miner, both
of Yulee; his father and stepmoth-
John R. Murrhee Sr.
John R. Murrhee Sr., 68, of
Hilliard passed away at home July
12 surrounded by family.
He was a lifelong resident of
Hilliard and a member of Buford
Grove Baptist Church.
*He is survived by his wife of 45
years, Frances; daughters Tina
(erry) Saam, Lynn (Phil) Thomas,
Linda (Chuck) Smith and Annie
Murrhee; daughter-in-law Penny
Murrhee; grandchildren Royal,
Maxina, Johnny III, Paul, Jessie
and Haley; and special nephews
Luke (Amanda) and Eric
He was preceded in death by
FRIDAY, JULY 15.2005 NEWS News-Leader
City urged to set standards
for affordable housing 'subsidy'
GLENDA S. JENKINS
Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners have endorsed construc-
tion of an affordable house on
Vernon Street, waiving city fees
and impact fees for the project
But citizens, including one affil-
iated with the project's sponsor-
ing organization, questioned the
city's "good faith" use of a public
subsidy without established afford-
able housing guidelines.
"Since a waiver is, in effect, a
subsidy using public funds, we
really need to get some proce-
dures and information into our
land development code that first of
all defines affordable housing,"
said Joan Cory. Cory, who asked
commissioners to approve the
waivers, urged the commission to
require city staff to meet a
November deadline "so that we
can use this public subsidy in good
The commission tabled the res-
olution on June 21 after Cory, a
member of BRASH, the affordable
housing coalition sponsoring the
project, questioned its appearance
on the agenda without a listed sale
price for the house.
"Who are the clients, who are
the eligible households and what
is the maximum affordable sales
price" should all be criteria con-
sidered in affordable housing
HOUSE Continued from 1A
"This is essentially just a lien"
that would be repaid, City Attorney
Debra Braga said.
"We can just say it's got to be
used for affordable housing or you
pay back the lien," she said.
"If we pass this one house,
what kind of complications are
going to arise?" Mayor Ken Walker
"From a practical perspective,
not alot because there are not a lot
of people that qualify for this or
can even afford to build it for
this," City Manager Bob Mearns
BRASH may propose fee
waivers for two or three more
affordable housing projects, he
said, adding that such projects are
"subsiding" because the cost of
land, labor and materials has put
them "out of reach."
.lRealtot Gerry Clare '!
president, said 'Thdrsd 0 s,%i q.
hopes that as many as 10 houses
might quality for the program.
She said the first house, iden-
IMPACT Continued from 1A
raised. It's one aspect of his four-
part plan to make growth pay for
itself, and which already includes
a recently approved nickel gas tax
and developer "fair share" agree-
Last year the impact fee sched-
ule nearly doubled in unincorpo-
rated parts of the county, where a
builder is currently charged about
$2,400 per new home. The county
is also considering adding a
$3,726-per-home school impact
A public hearing concerning
that fee is scheduled for 7 p.m.
July 25 at the County Building on
Pages Dairy Road in Yulee.
Nicholas is a professor of urban
and regional planning at the
University of Florida's Fredric G.
Levin College of Law. He has pub-
lished several professional jour-
SUPPORT Music EDUCATION
IN NASSAU COUNTY
SAm .1 Act:o s. Shepony
PO. Box 8134 Amelia Island, Flodda 32035
guidelines, she said. "We can't just
be giving waivers to a group that
we know is a committed group.
There have to be some guidelines
for subsidizing the affordable
Resort island Martha's
Vineyard successfully established
guidelines and a model for creat-
ing affordable housing, said
Historic District Council member
Suanne Thamm. The jurisdiction
purchased and condemned
property, held it in trust and cre-
ated a lottery or pool of citizens
who met specified income crite-
ria, she said.
"They couldn't turn around
and resell it and make a fortune
out of it," Thamm said. "It had
to be recycled to other people in
the lottery for this kind of hous-
approved a rezoning and land use
map change for the Housing
Assistance Corp., an affiliate of the
Fernandina Beach Housing
Authority, a federally funded
agency that administers
subsidized housing in the city
The corporation plans to build
senior affordable housing between
Jasmine and Lime streets using
"Affordable housing means any
housing unit which is the subject
of an approved land use restric-
tified by the city as 909 Vernon
St, actuallywillbe built on vacant
lot north of that address. There is
a house at 909 Vernon St that is
Clare said builder Donna van
Puymbrouck is constructing the
house "at cost" for a buyer she
would not identify. The buyer will
pay about $125;000 for the house.
That buyer earns 80 percent
or less of the county's mean aver-
age income, as required by
BRASH, which is about $35,000:a,.
year or less. Clare said the
buyer has signed a contract with
the builder that will preserve the
house in the future as affordable.
The commission has "strug-
gled" with how "to keep these
homes affordable," said
Commissioner Joe Gerrity, who
served as chairman of the city's
affordable housing task force in
2001. "These things were all sort
of le-ft ut there and never really
suggesting that the commission
might use deed restrictions to
keep houses affordable.
nal articles on planning and impact
fees, in addition to his book, A
Practitioner's Guide to Development
Impact Fees, published in 1991.
He has performed consultation
work with governments around
the country, including impact fee
consultations with the city of
Fernandina Beach, St. Johns and
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tion agreement or home owner-
ship affordability agreement,"
Cory said, reading from the city's
proposed land development regu-
"That doesn't tell us very much
about who the eligible people are
or how much the unit should cost,"
she said, noting that BRASH
already has a buyer for the Vernon
Street home and adding that the
commission should guarantee the
number of years that a house
According to the Florida
Housing Coalition, the affordable
housing definition is based on the
"metropolitan statistical area" that
includes Duval and Nassau coun-
ties, said Cory who also served
on the city's affordable housing
task force. It also factors in the
median household income.
"The reason for that is there
are grants out there. There is
money out there to help build
affordable housing," she said. "But
our definition and our legislation
has to be carefully worded so that
we don't eliminate any of this pos-
A definition of affordable hous-
ing "has not been forthcoming"
from the city, after repeated
requests, Cory said.
"If there's not a deadline, or
any urgency to it, somehow it
never gets done."
But deed restrictions limiting
sale price would prove problem-
atic, Braga said, adding,
"Ultimately that's a decision that
the market" will make.
The resolution authorizes the
use of the adopted lien "method-
ology for other organizations
which promote affordable hous-
ing in the community."
But commissioners requested
that city staff bring affordable
housing standards back to the
commission by November.
Mearns called the request
"totally doable." But approving fee
waivers for BRASH's Vernon
Street project "is another matter,"
he said, after Commissioner John
Crow asked about tabling the
"If you do .(table), what hap-
pens is the affordability of this one
house goes away. They won't be
able to close on this house,"
Mearns s :"Actualy, .thebuilder
hosee building this is almost
doing it as a gift. There's virtually
no profit at all in this.",
other Florida counties.
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all the way to your boat," he said.
"The walkway I think is fine,"
Vice Mayor Beano Roberts said.
"I like1 the gazebos," said
Commissioner John Crow. "If
you're going to put a walkway in
you need to have somewhere
where people can go out there and
sit and enjoy the river."
"If you have something
available for people to go and picnic
or just sit out there, I think people
would probably use it more,"
Commissioner Bill Leeper said.
"The south parking lot area is
not something where a lot of people
go right now. They're not attracted
to that area," Holesko said. "There's
really nothing to do. There's no
access to the river. There's
nowhere to sit The intention of this
is to make it a little bit nicer."
The commission will consider
a $400,000 project that would "tear
down and build back up" the bath-
house/marina office in a "major
But a two-story facility proposed
by Passero for north or south of
the boat ramp could include retail
decrease 1.25 mills.
However, for residents in unin-
corporated areas of the county this
would be offset by a corresponding
1-mill increase in the municipal
service fund, decreasing their total
ad valerem tax bill by 0.25 mill.
That would lower the unincor-
porated mill rate from 8.5 to 8,.25
mills, which would amount to a sav-
ings of about $50 a year on a house
with a taxable value of $200,000.
The same homeowner in an
incorporated area of the county--
Fernandina Beach, Callahan or
Hilliard would see greater
savings. Their mill rate would
decrease from 7.68 to 6.43
mills, for a savings of about $250 a
Selby said he has not calculated
what the county's rollback rate
would be to achieve the equivalent
amount of last year's ad valorem
revenue, but said it would be more
than this proposed decrease. The
rollback is how much-the county
could decrease the mill rate and
still meet the previous year's rev-
enue due to an increase in taxable
The board unanimously
approved a motion to move forward
with the recommendations
Wednesday, and seemed confident
in the plan.
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space, combining Atlantic Seafood,
the marina director's office and a
bathhouse with public restrooms,
laundry and welcome center kiosk.
The project would open up the
view of the river down Ash Street
and create more parking, Holesko
"They could both be consoli-
dated into a multipurpose joint use
building," he said. "Something
where you could consider privatiz-
ing the building."
"Iffwe combine both those build-
ings on the south side that would
spread out the area better where
everybody's not congested on the
north side at one location," Leeper
"I like the two-story," said
Roberts. "There might be some
economic benefit to us to have a
two-story and something we could
conceivably rent out."
"Is there some retail interest on
your land that somebody might
have if you went down there and
put a second story on it? I believe
the answer is 'yes,' but I'm not rec-
ommending that to you if it's not
something you want to consider,"
Holesko said, noting, "In terms of
"All citizens will get some
money back for a change,"
Commissioner Tom Branan said.
Crawford said increasing the
millage on the municipal service
fund for residents of unincorporat-
ed areas is the key to the plan
because it achieves two. primary
The municipal service fund is
assessed to all property owners in
unincorporated areas of the county
and is to pay for fire and rescue,
growth management, animal con-
trol and other county services.
Raising the fund's revenue by a
mill will finally provide enough
money to pay for these county serv-
ices, as well as free up millions of
dollars in 1-cent sales tax revenue
currently used to make up a short-
Sales tax revenue was never
intended to pay for county services,
but .for capital improvement proj-
ects and debt service.
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economics if a new building is
put there, the location with the
other improvements you're pro-
posing, it's certainly a valuable
piece of land.
'The options are if the city
builds it and leases it back (to
Atlantic Seafood) the city" seeks
proposals for a building with public
areas, City Manager Bob Mearns
said. "The county and the cities
don't operate anything. They
lease it all out and the operator of
the restaurant or amusement area
is responsible for" building and
maintaining the facility for public
"We're not proceeding with any
design or anything. It's just to come
back after this evening and bring
you a concept of everything that's
been discussed here tonight,"
The city marina project is under
way now using $4 million in bor-
rowed money in anticipation of
receiving grant funds to defray
some of the costs.
Decking has been added and
substructure repair under Brett's
restaurant and bulkhead repair is
well under way, Holesko said.
about "good news" for the county's
next budget, such as increased
reserve levels and a projected 20
percent increase in property valu-
ations. Selby said, the total value of
Nassau County has increased. to
almost $6 billion, a billion dollars
more than last year, according to
figures from the county property
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Crawford said the county's
"landfill solvency" problem could
take years to solve.
The county lost a large private
customer at the landfill earlier this
year, which caused a significant
revenue shortfall that's eating up
much of the county's landfill
Those reserves are necessary
for the eventual renewal or replace-'
ment of the landfill.
"It's a horrible problem that's
just looming out there," he said.
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Tips for dealing with hurricanes
The Florida Municipal Electric
Association has released its "One
Dozen Hurricane Season Tips."
The list outlines important safety
tips that Floridians can follow
before, during and after a hurri-
cane hits, including tips that are
commonly overlooked.They are:
Following a power outage,
unplug all of your large appliances
and electronics to prevent power
surges when electricity is restored,
which can often damage equipment
and create fire hazards.
Remember the "three don't"
when using generators: don't run a
generator in the house; don't run a
generator in the garage; and, don't
plug the generator directly into
your home's main electrical sys-
tem. The first two can lead to
asphyxiation and the third can send
an electrical charge back into the
AUDITOR Continued from 1A
found most of the theft occurred.
"Because no special trust
receipts were included in the sam-
ple, the cash count forms were not
examined by the auditors nor was
the corresponding deposit slip,"
the report says. /
A.B: Farmand said Thursday
that was possible because the sam-
pling does not pull receipts from
every fund. The funds are' ran-
domly selected, so some funds are
sampled one year, and others the
"The receipts, when they're
inputted in the system, do not indi-
cate which fund they're from," he
said. "It depends what comes up on
that test for that particular year."
The FDLE report also refers to
an annual "questionnaire" distrib-
uted by the auditor to evaluate pro-
cedures and security within the
office. Farmand said these are
used to establish what internal con-
trols were being used to ensure
However, the information may
have been irrelevant.
* Hurricane Emily, a category 3 storm as of 5 p.m. Thursday,
was moving northwest through the Caribbean Islands. The
most likely course would have it make landfall on the Gulf
Coast of Mexico or Texas, but Florida residents were warned
to keep an eye on the storm over the weekend.
power grid, posing an electrocu-
tion hazard to utility workers.
If your home is flooded, turn
off your electrical power until a pro-
fessional inspects it thoroughly.
If you smell gas, evacuate
immediately and contact your gas
company's emergency number.
Make sure that you have cur-
rent identification. You may have to
pass through identification check
points before being allowed access
to your home or neighborhood.
After the storm, check to see
ifyour home's weatherhead is dam-
aged it is located above the elec-
Farmand confirmed Thursday
that the person who answered
many of the questions was Mixon.
That may explain why the
FDLE's report found the answers
to the questions often contradicted
what was actually occurring in the
And, the report says, the ques-
tionnaires were. the same each
year, as were the answers to each
According to the report, one of
the discrepancies involved collec-
tions, deposits and recording those
The questionnaire was marked
"yes" when asked if receipts were
deposited on a daily basis and col-
lection totals amounted to bank
deposits and journal entries.
However, thatwas not what law
In response to that answer, the
report says, "It has been docu-
mented that Mixon manipulated
numerous deposits and on many
occasions entries were not made to
the general ledger."
The office also checked "yes"
when asked if "adequate controls"
Yulee man found dead
Police are investigating the
death of a Yulee man. U.S. Army
Spc. Richard Miner Jr., 22, died
Wednesday morning at a home
Nassau County Sheriff
STo mmnii.Seagr aversaid.' Miner
may have died of an accidental
drug overdose, but he said the
incident is still under investiga-
Seagraves would not comment
on whether foul play was sus-
According to a police report,
police and rescue workers arrived
at the CR 108 home around 5:50
a.m., and found Miner dead.
Seagraves said an official*
cause of death has not been deter-
mined, and investigators are
awaiting the results of toxicolo-
gy tests from the Medical
. Examiner's Office in.JTaGonville.
M" i '.M wasara late ofA
Fernandina Beach High School,
and he was currently serving in
the U.S. Army. Miner had served
in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he
received the Army
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reconnect service if this piece of
equipment which is the home-
owner's responsibility is dam-
aged. If your weatherhead needs
repair, contact a licensed electri-
Utilities often cannot respond
to customers with special needs
during or immediately after a
storm. When warned of an incom-
ing storm, make an early decision
to evacuate people with special
needs. Know the location of spe-
cial needs shelters in case you are
unable to evacuate. If you or some-
existed for cash receipts, from the
time money was received until the
time money was deposited in the
But, the FDLE report says,
"there was a definite lack of phys-
ical control of cash receipts once
the daily deposit slip was com-
Another question was whether
there were adequate "physical con-
trols" over unauthorized blank
This question was also marked
"yes" on the auditor's question-
naire but the FDLE report says
Mixon was able to use old blank.
checks to write "manual disburse-
ment checks." She found these,
the report says, in a file cabinet
located in the same room "where
the office refrigerator and
microwave were located."
These disbursement checks
were supposed to be authorized
by Oxley. However, the report
found Mixon repeatedly created
disbursement checks not author-
ized by the clerk. Instead, she was
able to create unauthorized dis-
bursement checks and rubber-
stamp them with Oxley's signa-
"In effect, Mixon created unau-
thorized checks, signed the
unauthorized checks and also
received the previous day's
receipts on her desk every day,"
the report says.
Oxley said Thursday there
were stamps with his signature
available to office personnel, how-
ever they were for use only in
emergencies when he was unavail-
able. He also said he had ordered
allt ablank checksks 'to"'be
dstrtyed', and was not aware of
any located in an unlocked file cab-
"If I had known any checks
were in an unsecure location the
person that put them there
would've been fired," he said.
Farmand said the question-
naires are standard auditing pro-
one in your family has special elec-
trical medical equipment needs,
notify your electric utility prior to a
to determine your evacuation route.
Capture water in your water
heater by turning off power to the
unit and closing the water valves. If
you lose water pressure, you will
have about 40 gallons of fresh water
stored in the tank. Store water in
your bathtub washing machine.
Clear your patio and yard of
lawn furniture, toys, potted plants,
and other debris that could blow
around in high winds and cause
damage or. injury.
Identify places around your
home where to shut off your gas,
water and electricity.
Create a hurricane survival
cedures, and there is a certain
amount of trust in the answer to
"If the rules say one thing, and
you do something else, it's very
hard to catch," Farmand said. "We
ask the staff people involved and
they tell us what they're supposed
to be doing. Unless something
comes up in a test to the contrary
and nothing did there's no
record indicating who fakes the
deposit to the bank. It just comes
from the bank, it doesn't say who
took it there."
Farmand said since annual
external audits only test a few
dozen receipts out of the thou-
sands that are processed in a year,
it is difficult to catch individual
instances where some cash may
have been stolen. He said internal
auditing, which could be done on
a daily or weekly basis, would be
more apt to find a discrepancy on.
a single day's accounts.
"We just look once a year," he
Oxley said he never received'
any indication from Farmand about
any problems with the office's pro-
cedures or security. He said he
had wanted to hire an internal audi-
tor, but the funds were not avail-
County Finance Director Ted
Selby said Farmand, Farmand &
Farmand is still under contract and
is currently working on its annual
audit for the county.
The firm has been the county's
auditor since at least 1979, said
It audits all county departments
,anp constitutional offices, includ-
ing the Nassau County Commis-
sion. The county paid S416,000 last
year to audit the clerk's office and
the county commissioner's. Over
the past three years, while much of
the theft was occurring, Selby con-
firmed the county paid Farmand a
total of $467,506 to audit the clerk's
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new county chair
The Nassau County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee elect-
ed Geraldeen Chester of Yulee as
its chairperson on June 30.
She replaces Paul Watford,
who resigned for personal rea-
A 25-year veteran of the U.S.
Foreign Service, Chester served
in the diplomatic corps in South
Africa, Germany, Panama,
Belgium, Guatemala and
Washington, D.C. She moved to
Nassau County in 1999.
"In recent years, Republicans
have gained the advantage in voter
registration and elected officials in
Nassau County. They have estab-
lished a clear record they must
defend," said Chester in a press
release. "I look forward to spirited
and intense local elections in
With academic degrees from
Stanford University, Harvard Law
School and the University of
Wisconsin, Chester served as
legal adviser to the chief negotia-
tors of the Panama Canal treaties.
She also used both her law degree
and master's degree in economics
to negotiate numerous interna-
tional trade, investment and civil
"Most Republicans I know are
Republican because they believe
in limited government and fiscal
responsibility. They have been
betrayed," she said. "Our
Republican officials have been
irresponsible in their management
of our county's financial affairs.
Change is sorely needed. We wel-
come the coming debate on our
vision and ideas for the future of
Chester participates in inter-
national election observation mis-
sions and has served on the
boards of the Council on Aging,
the Jacksonville World Affairs
Council and the Tropical Forest
Foundation of Guatemala.
' Her husband, George, who
also served in the diplomatic
corps, is currently the Democratic
State Committeeman for Nassau
County. The Chesters have three
adult children: Elizabeth, a United
Nations civilian "peacekeeper" in
Liberia; Serana, a doctoral candi-
date in neuropsychology; and
Chip, a recent graduate of Florida
The Democratic Party's annu-
al Low Country Boil political
gabfest and fund-raiser is sched-
uled for 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the
Atlantic Avnue Recreation Center
in Fernandina Beach.
Democratic candidates for gov-
ernor in 2006 will be guest speak-
ers. Music by the Amelia River
Band and silent and live auctions
will complete the evening's
Advance tickets are available
at Democratic Headquarters,
403 S. 8th Street, Fernandina
Beach, or by calling 261-8460 or
261-3364. Tickets will be $50 at
Bryceville man stabbed
A Bryceville man was injured
July 12 after he was reportedly
stabbed several times in his back
and chest by a 17-year-old room-
Samuel Joseph Houston, 19,
was taken to Shands Jacksonville
after the incident, where he was
treated and released.
According to a Nassau County
Sherifs Office report, witnesses
told police Houston was on his
way home from work with sever-
al coworkers in a truck when the
driver and the passengers -
including the man suspected of
stabbing Houston began to
The suspect and another man
began walking home after the
driver, Houston and another man
drove off. The pair reported the
incident to a deputy, who gave
them a ride to the 16181 CR 121
home they share with Houston
and the driver.
Witnesses told police the sus-
pect, a juvenile whose name has
not been released, stabbed
Houston about an hour later at
The same deputy responded
to the stabbing, meeting Houston
at the home of a relative, where he
had gone to call for help.
Houston told police he and the
suspect began fighting and the
suspect stabbed him several times
with what one witness said was a
pocketknife, then ran into a near-
by wooded area.
Three witnesses told police
they saw the suspect stab
Houston, according to the report.
Police found "a large amount of
blood" near the front door of the
home and inside the living room
but did not locate the knife.
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves said
a warrant has been issued for the
arrest of the suspect on a charge
of aggravated battery with a dead-
ly weapon. He would not release
the name of the suspect.
No arrests had been made in
the case Thursday afternoon.
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Slogan for Callahan
The Town of Callahan is
soliciting ideas for a slogan to
promote public relations and
enhance the image the town
projects in the community.
Ideas for a slogan should be
submitted in writing to
Callahan Town Hall or by e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org. All ideas
become property of the town.
Ideas will be accepted through
A prize will be given to the
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For information, call Town
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North on the right before the
The variety show is open to
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Tickets are $2. For information
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Items are needed for the
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props and costumes for upcom-
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The West Nassau High
School Class of 1985 is planning
a reunion Sept. 17 to commem-
orate the 20th anniversary of
Planned events include a
pep rally and family day. This
will be a great time to recon-
nect with old friends, relive the
glory days and reflect on how
things have changed over the
past two decades. Visit the web-
site at www.wnhs.myevent.com
to register, sign the guest book
or add a "before and after"
For information call (904)
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Nassau County forester Steve Gaul instructs 4-H campers in the use of a Global Position System
(GPS) device.' He let them take turns using it and later showed them how to download the data.
Campers conquer computers
West Nassau Correspondent
From Tuesday through Friday
last week around 20 "summer
campers" ages 10 to 18 took advan-
tage of the 4-H Summer Day Camp
to learn all about technology, pri-
marily computer technology, and
had a great time doing it, said 4-H
program assistant Amanda Thien.,
Thien, said parents reported that
their youngsters were really excit-
ed once they discovered several;
hundred e-mail and web site
addresses on items around their
homes. They wrote down all the
addresses and their "homework"
assignment was to check how
many of them had been updated
or were not working.
Most of the kids had already
learned the basics about computers
in school. But this gave them the
opportunity to go beyond that and
learn other ways to expand their
skills and enjoy their personal com-
puters at home.
On Tuesday, computer-savvy
master gardener Kathy Warner,
who maintains the .extension
office's web site, showed the
campers how to use Front Page for
Making it a really full day, they
also learned how to make their own
invitations, greeting cards, thank
you notes and designed personal
logos to use on T-shirts using the
Microsoft Word program. They
also discussed how to use the
Microsoft Power Point program in
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largest manufacturers in robotics
and animatronics, which when
combined with light, sound and
special effects are used in the enter-
Thien gave them helpful infor-
mation about digital photography
on the field trip the carriers
took photos, some of .which they
added to the 4-H web site. That was
one more thing 'they .had just
learned to do.
On Thursday, another comput-
er "pro," Brian Simmons, who
knows all about 4-H, because he
literally grew up in the program,
was on hand to teach them about
Simmons, a full-time student at
the University of North Florida,
also has his- own. company,
"Compute-This!" through which-he
does computer repair, digital pho-
tography, web site design andweb
The campers studied, different
web sites designed by Simmons,
including the Northeast Florida
Fair Association site.
They discussed online safety
rules, web search engines, satel-
lite maps, software, hardware, data
storage and watched videos
Simmons had prepared using his
On Friday, they pressed their
logos onto T-shirts to give them
Gaul also showed them how to use
a Global Position System (GPS)
device, such as the one he uses to
determine how many acres are
in a certain area. He let the campers
take turns using it and then
showed them how to connect it to
the computer and download the
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Thirty people entered their
prize cars and trucks into the
United States Autosound
Competition International during
the Annual Hilliard Fourth of July
Celebration, said show organizer
and Hilliard Action Committee
member Kevin Webb.
Webb said there were also 19
entries into the Sound
The winners were:
Trophy Winners in the "Show
and Shine" Division were: FULL
SIZE CAR- Michael Griffin; FULL
SIZE PICKUP Derek Cribb,
Jason Murphy, C. N. McRae, Mike
Place and Shane Waters; SUV
CATEGORY Garry Williams,
Jamie Hamilton and Jacob Jensen;
Rowell,. Calvin Silcox and Eriz
Greene, Richard Greene, Stacy
Robinson, Cody Flint and Pa J
Sprauley; MID-SIZE CAR -
Christopher Carbee, Kevin Webb
Jr., Jenny Woodman, Matt Nelson,
Garrett Mosley, Damon Brock,
Michael Turk and Shawn Bond.
MINI TRUCK DIVISION -Jason
Love, Randel Harold, Brian
Bosley, Jessie, Kyle Kirk, and
Andy Robertsen; BEST OF
SHOW, TRUCK Charles Rowell
and BEST OF SHOW AWARD,
CAR- Christopher Carbee.
TROPHY WINNERS IN THE
SOUND QUALITY Division were:
1st place, Magic Mike's
Electronics; STOCK 0-300/1st
place, Robert Stephens 2nd
place, Mac Sr. 3rd place, Jim
Smarge; STOCK 301-900/1st
place, Lisa Rauls 2nd place,
Chris King, 3rd place, Terry
Bullard; STOCK 901-1800/1st
place, Michael Howell STOCK
1801 and up/1st place, Jamie
Hamilton; SUPER STOCK 901-
1800/1st place, Michael Howell -
2nd place, Joseph Smith; MODI-
FIED 301-900/1st place, Jason
King 2nd place, Joseph Smith;
MODIFIED 901-1800/1st place,
Wesley Wals 2nd place, Magic
Mike's Electronics; MODIFIED
1801 AND UP/1st place, Miguel
Rios 2nd place, Shawn Raouls;
SUPER MODIFIED OPEN
CLASS/1st place, Leon Harrison.
Webb said he paid a $350 fee
for the show to take place in addi-
tion to purchasing food sold from
the booth sponsored by car show
personnel. The cost to applicants
was a $20 entry fee. Webb said
he used the fees to buy trophies
for the winners.
Profits will be donated to Mt.
Charity Baptist Church, said
fr A vehicle is judged
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Mostly wild about Harry
aturdav marks the release of J. K. Rowling's public library then burned the works written by J.
newest Harry Potter adventure. Harry Potter K. Rowling, claiming that the series is "a master-
and the Half-Blood Prince. Not in decades piece of satanic deception." Congregants also
has a single children's book sold millions of tossed copies ofJ. R. R. Tolkiden's works and vol-
copies per volume, remained on the bestseller lists umes of The Complete Works of IW'illiam
for record lengths of time and have both children Shakespeare into the bonfire along with other read-
and adults reading often together. ing material. The local library director, Jim Preston,
So what's all the fuss? The American Library told American Libraries that people in the commu-
Association describes the Harry Potter stories as nity responded with generous cash donations and
magical. 'They're about good and evil ... fairy tales said, "With this money we are purchasing addition-
and other fantasy stories have always been a way to al copies of Harry Potter, Tolkien and
teach children about the difference between good Shakespeare."
and evil and how to make choices." Besides, kids From Little Red Riding Hood to My Friend
have always loved scary stories but not too Flicka, from the Goosebumps series to Shel
scary for their ability to engage the imagination. Silverstein's A Light in the Attic even literary
Kayce Woods. recipient of one of two college classics by Mark Twain books have been chal-
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. untold moments of stress and insecurities. They them learn, develop strong reading skills and foster
start to read and their worries seem to melt away. the love of reading, the American Library
Suddenly, they plunge into an adventure and Association suggests that "parents know their chil-
become the hero or the villain. No longer are they dren best and should take an active interest in their
themselves but they are Harry Potter flying on children's reading."
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floating.down the Mississippi River." Kayce ferent reasons, the release of Harry Potter #6 will
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gram Reading Across America, sharing the love of in stores this week. Reading will take center stage
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towns' libraries. Island where she operates an international bookstore
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Well, Coleman, you've done it again, once again
you've proven liberals are just soo-o- much smarter
than the rest of us, specifically the millions of us
who voted for Reagan in two landslide elections
("Americans have terrible sense of history," July 8).
I agree that most Americans don't know history,
for instance your adoration of JFK. If President
Kennedy hadn't backed out and refused to support
our allies during the Bay of Pigs invasion, there
would have been no Russian missiles in Cuba to
have a crisis over! His "staring down of Khrushchev"
was a mess of his own making. The Russians were
'in Cuba because he didn't take out Castro when he
But when you die a martyr's death and have
movie star good looks, I guess history forgives the
mediocre and bad things you did (Che Guevara,
Reagan was the first president whose goal was vic-
tory hot detentee." Reagan said, ."D6tente is some-
thing a farmer has with his turkey until
Thanksgiving." You were right about us outdoing the
Russians with spending and technology, but which
president was responsible for the 500-ship navy, the
MXmissile and, dare I say it, "Star Wars" (the one
thing Russians really couldn't match).
It sure wasn't that embarrassment Jimmy Carter!
When Carter left office communism was on the rise'
with takeovers in Afghanistan, Nicaragua, almost
the whole of Southeast Asia, Angola and threatening
many other places. Reagan openly challenged the
Soviets in their own sphere. Would the Solidarity
movement in Poland have stood a chance with Carter
in office? I think not! Reagan's seven predecessors
accomplished nothing more than a controlled retreat
and a go-along policy with the Soviets. Look at a
map if you doubt it. Under Reagan communism lost
ground for the first time in 50 years. Reagan won the
Honest Abe faced a mighty struggle, but the
Confederates only wanted their own country, not
ours. The stated goal of communism was to dominate
the entire world. Who faced the, bigger danger?
Reagan wins hands down!
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Theftin the clerk's office
In your (July 8) article regarding the embezzle-
ment of county funds by the late Jessica Mixon,
Clerk of the Court John Crawford says the account-
ing firm of Farmand, Farmand & Farmand is still
being used by the county and it is up to the county
commissioners to change that I encourage the com-
missioners to fire this firm immediately.
It is obvious to me that an accounting firm that
cannot match county revenue with a corresponding
bank deposit is either totally inept or corrupt. This
raises a couple of questions with me. Is Farmand,
Farmand & Farmand's inept auditing procedures
and failure to find stolen funds leading to the finan-
cial woes of Nassau County? What other county
offices does this accounting firm audit? Could there,
"'be other offices with' iisshig funds? isthisrt,-ly Tax I
' Collector Gen Miller vas abk t,- h(.d ios'tage over,
$900,000 until'the commissioners agreed to build a
restroom in her office? Where does the money go
when the taxpayers of Nassau County send their
checks to her office?
The residents of Nassau County are now faced
with paying a 5-cent-per-gallon gas tax, recently
passed by our county commissioners because the
county has no money for infrastructure improve-
ments. How will the taxpayers of Nassau County
know if the 5-cent per gallon gas tax (or the "user's
fee" as Ansley Acree likes to call it) is really going to
pay for infrastructure improvements?
We will never be able to trust the accounting firm
of Farmand, Farmand & Farmand ever again. I
encourage the county to recoup the nearly $1 million
embezzled by the late Ms. Mixon by any means nec-
essary. Her estate should pay and Farmand, Farmand
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On June 22, John Crawford wrote an article enti-
fled "What if Wyatt was one of us?" In that article Mr.
Crawford blatantly and boldly indicated that he
believed drugs were the cause of Wyatt's break-
down in June.
Well, in light of FSU's release that says Wyatt is suf-
fering from advanced Lyme disease I fully expect a
retraction article from Mr. Crawford.
I'm extremely pleased to see that Mr. Crawford has
egg completely all over his pathetic face. Next time
maybe John will use that thing called a brain before
jumping to unfounded conclusions. Brains come in
handy like that Apparently Mr. Crawford is in need
Nice to see performance is duly rewarded when
talent-less hack John L. (I'm assuming there's an
important reason I must type the "L") Crawford's
hatchet job on Wyatt Sexton is quickly discredited.
Congratulations, John! You (and we) now under-
stand why the pinnacle of your career finds you in that
mobile home you surely inhabit somewhere in the
swamps of Yulee. At least the mystery of where all
those punks who wrote for the high-school newspa-
per end up is solved.
Your recent diatribe could have been palatable, had
it been even remotely one of the following:
Accurate (of course, we all know "media-types"
have long shed the surly bounds of this needless ele-
Funny (Your goofy credit photo not withstand-
Or had you been less cowardly and displayed
your e-mail address so any unsuspecting Internet-
maven, passed your uninspiring drivel, might respond
to you directly.
Instead, I have the unfortunate task of writing
you through your mommy and daddy, who'll surely
squirm with delight that someone actually read their
Your lame "pre-emptive apology" is insufficient
You owe Wyatt and his family a retraction of your slan-
derous accusations. Taking unsubstantiated shots at
a 20-year old must make you proud.
Michael D. Williams
Mike Boyle has done a good job of condensing the
facts about a challenging five-year project in his July
8 column ("Nothing is simple in Nassau County").
The rest of the story is that after a formal ground-
breaking 27 months ago at our original site, con-
struction of the Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County
is scheduled to begin Monday at our new site.
Construction will take 240 days and we should be mov-
ing our activities to the new club in the spring of
The BGC of Nassau County Foundation has raised
over ,3 million to build a 20,00),0-s.quare-foot, $2.5 mil-
lion facility that ,vill serve 300 county children at a
time. The balance of the funds raised is the seed
money for an endowment that will generate operat-
ing funds for the club.
At this time we are running our summer program
at the old Yulee Middle School with an average daily
attendance of 140 children. We enrolled more than 340
members over the past year. Call 261-8666 for infor-
mation on getting involved with our program either
as a donor, club member or volunteer.
A hearty well-done and thank-you to our donors,
volunteers, supporters through in-kind donation of
services, members of the club and their parents and
Patrick Sabadie, President
Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County
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A s I was channel surfing, waiting for the
latest band of rain from Hurricane
Dennis to pass and trying to summon
energy for anything on such a dreary
day, I came across Geraldo Rivera in Pensacola, of
There he was, decked out in yellow rain pants,
blowing in the wind, mike in hand, hugging a palm
tree at the beach.
Not a pretty sight, and depressing, too, as
Dennis was turned into fodder
'for onetime tabloid TV talk
show hosts turned network
The scene was replicated
over and over as NBC, CBC,
CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN you
name it parachuted in their
big names to points along the
Gulf Coast, each careful to
blanket the area from. '
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clan Pensacola to Tampa just m m '
Perry case Dennis should make a
-- sudden turn, a slight shift, and
Sr M earn ratings for a competing
VIEWS How did any of this strate-
gic planning inform the view-
ers or, God forbid, those about to get slammed?
Let's see. Anderson Cooper reported that it was
really, really windy. We watched as he screamed
into the driving rain for his colleagues to "GET
OUT OF THE WAY!" as a largish piece of metal
roof went whizzing by.
Then the ubiquitous disclaimer: "Don't try this
We watched as various talking heads pointed to
the sky, the waves, bowing trees, cars driving
through puddles, even their own feet in ankle-deep
The day after, NBC's Campbell Brown showed
us where a parking lot disappeared somewhere
near Navarre Beach. It must have been at least 85
degrees, but there she was in a heavy rain slicker,
hat firmly on head, assessing the damage and
probably sweating buckets. Her colleague Al
Roker, always enterprising, found a TV satellite van
overturned on the beach to launch his broadcast.
"As far as we know everyone got out OK," he said.
Now there was some intrepid reporting.
Roker was back on the set of the Today Show in
New York on Tuesday morning, earning kudos
from Katie Couric after what she called his ardu-
ous weekend. Oh yeah, it must have been hell.
Thank goodness he's OK.-
Never mind the thousands who remain without
power, and probably will for weeks. Never mind
the lives and property lost, the trees gone, the
beaches eroded and entire communities left to pick
up as yet another storm menaces to the south.
Those stories, the not-so-glamorous aftermath,
will be left for the local newspapers to cover, by
reporters who, like their subjects, haven't had air
conditioning, a shower or a hot meal for days.
When the Riveras, the Rokers, the Coopers, the
Browns and the other TV celebrities have all
returned home, it will be left to the community
newspapers to sort out the mess, tell people where
they can seek shelter, food and water, what the
local government is doing and advocate for some
kind of outside response if necessary. They'll.tell
the stories, and not just the great big exciting ones,
of the community.
It's. not glamorous, not well paid and often not
well understood. But hopefully it is well informed
and a service, even when the excitement has died
down and it's back to covering board meetings,
high school sports, crime and other events impor-
tant to a small community.
Which is more than I can say these days for TV
news turned entertainment.
It brings to mind a conversation with a friend
whose brother lives near Palm Beach.
He manages a marina and as Hurricane Frances
approached last August, about to make a direct hit,
a newspaper in Los Angeles, of all places, contact-
ed him. How was he holding up? What was the
mood among area residents?
"Well," he said, looking around, "Jim Cantori is
in my.back yard, so it can't be good."
Amen to that. It's going to be a long season...
Sidn Perry is the assistant editor at the News-
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To the Editor:
From the tone of your column ("Just wastin' away
in Fernandinaville," July 1) I get the distinct impres-
sion that you are not in favor of the CRA, that you
don't think it will improve the waterfront and that in
30 years we'll look at lot like Key West This is also
not the first derogatory column or editorial that you
have written about the CRA. In fact, I don't recall
anything that you've written about what should be
done to improve the waterfront or any other method
of financing the improvements of the infrastructure.
The Florida CRA legislation was originally passed
in 1969 and then the act was amended in 1977 to
allow for tax incremental financing. By now there are
probably close to 180 CRAs in the state. In Broward
County alone, 11 municipalities have CRAs and three
cities Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood and Pompano
Beach each have two CRAs. So you can see that
the CRA was not the brainchild (as you profess) of
the city manager. In fact, with so much success in
other cities, the idea was put forth by the city plan-
ning staff and Bob Mearns, being the city manager,
presented it to the city commission.
I will agree with you that the CRA was not suffi-
ciently explained to the residents and questions may
not have adequately been answered about the why
and wherefores of the CRA.
A CRA can only be formed in a "blighted" area.
What this means is that there is a lack of infrastruc-
ture and possibly antiquated zoning that is restrictive
for families to build new homes and/or for business-
es to thrive. The "blight" has nothing to do with the
income or the social status of the residents of the
A s a representative of Concerned Friends
of Fernandina, I spoke before the Nassau
County Commissioners Monday regard-
ing the development of Crane Island.
Currently, Crane Island is designated as "conserva-
tion" on the county's land use map, which permits a
maximum density of 1 home per 5 acres. As every-
one knows, the owners of Crane Island have been
attempting for more than 15 years'to develop the
land at a much higher density.
The owners have sought extraordinary means to
accomplish their objective, including threatening
the city to stop allowing our children the use of the .
soccer fields by the airport. Their latest effort
involves an agreement with the Amelia Island
Plantation to transfer density rights from the
Plantation to Crane Island. Based on documentation
we have been given, Concerned Friends of
Fernandina challenges the legality of these develop-
ment rights that the Amelia Island Plantation wants
For a number of years now Long Point has been.
completely developed, with all excess property now
privately owned. To our knowledge the only proper-
ty that the Plantation still owns at Long Point is the
123 acres that are occupied by the golf course and
clubhouse, and the 68 acres of marshland that lies
along the Amelia River. Of course the Amelia Island
Plantation is saying they own the development
rights for 800 units based upon the above acreage.
Our contention is that if there is no developable
land, there are no development rights that can be
transferred. The Plantation made a deliberate deci-
sion to build the Long Point golf course instead of
In 1985 when the Long Point Development of
Regional Interest went through the approval
process, there was an issue over the reason the
developers wanted credit for 800 developable units
iange on the waterfront
area it only has to do with roads that need to be may have the closest thing to what our residents
repaired and lack of adequate street curbs, side- want on the waterfront, with a public walkway along
walks, storm water drainage and street lights. These the water behind the shops and businesses located
"blight" conditions are defined in and are part of the on Front Street (coincidentally the name of their
CRA act Webster's dictionary defines the word street, too). For those who haven't, browse
blight as conditions that "prevent the growth," in this www.georgetown-sc.com/history/district.htm and
case growth of the neighborhood, and if you drive then click on the Georgetown Slideshow Waterfront
around you will see that there has not been signifi- area, and see pictures 7 through 10.
cant growth in the CRA area, rather there are many I've lived in Fernandina Beach for nine years. In
vacant lots and run-down buildings. that time the waterfront has continued to decay and
I submit to you that the original area of the CRA looks much worse now than it did when my family
is generally in need of better infrastructure. So my arrived. Buildings have tumbled down and there is a
feeling is that those who opted out will have to wait sunken boat at one of the properties. Maybe the
many years until the city, without the dollars from CRA is not the proper approach but what do you
the CRA, will be able to pay for those improve- have to offer that's any better? I'm ready for a
ments. change. Are you?
The other issue that the residents who opted out Michael, it's easy for you to sit back and criticize
feared was eminent domain. The city eliminated the and it's very easy to find fault and decide who's to
eminent domain in the CRA but by "opting out" of blame so, here's the deal I challenge you to
the CRA, the residents still leave themselves open climb down from your ivory tower, use your experi-
to the possibility of eminent domain. The city has ence, knowledge and, as editor of the paper, your
always had the power of eminent domain through- power of the written word to work with the city, the
out the city but now has removed that threat only in planners and the residents who want a wonderful,
the CRA area. user-friendly waterfront Are you willing to support
My feeling is that Fernandina may wind up being the city to design and change our waterfront so it
somewhat like Key West I personally would like won't end up looking like Key West?
to walk down to the marina and watch for the "green I've always heard that if you weren't part of the
flash" as the sun is setting, as you do at Mallory solution, then you must be part of the problem.
Square. I also like the feeling of the park setting in Michael, I ask you are you going to stay part of
St Marys, the look of the waterfront at Beaufort. the problem or are you willing to step forward and
S.C., and the quaintness of St. John's Pass near St. be part of the solution.
Pete Beach. Louis Goldman owns property on the Amelia River
Have you ever been to Georgetown, S.C.? They waterfront in the city of Fernandina Beach.
For a proud father, wedding day
Last weekend was a major one
in our family; I was asked by
my only daughter, Erin, to
give her hand in marriage.
The relationship between a father and
a daughter is extremely special, and
when there is only one daughter it
becomes even more so.
Since she and her fiance live in
Jacksonville, my wife and I have had
the opportunity to get to know him
over the past year. Each time we would
come away from our "meetings" we
would share our thoughts and obser-
vations with each other. I would say
things like, "He seems like a really
nice young man. He's a hard worker,
has a good job and he just completed
his MBA degree. He looks like a good
choice." My wife, the psychologist,
had other views like, "He is very
respectful toward her, treats her well
and really seems to adore her." My
response, "Ummm, right, I noticed
The fact is I probably hadn't.,
ties. Men (such as "Dads") tend to be
more pragmatic: Does the young man
have a job? Does it have a future? Does
he have his own transportation? Does
he have any tattoos or body piercings
(even if not visible)? Does he have an
arrest record? Does he belong to any
subversive groups? Does he use any
illegal substances? Is he a Republican?
(OK, that last one is one I use.)
Women, on the other hand, are
more subtle and are interested in
those areas that are much more diffi-
cult (if not impossible) to quantify and
verify: How does he treat his mother
(a sure indicator as to how he will treat
his new wife)? Is he sensitive to your
daughter's needs? Does he respect
her? Is he truly interested in her as a
person? Will he make a good father?,
Does he love her?
Yeah, right! What crystal ball is
going to give you answers to questions
like these? (You see, men don't like
dealing with esoteric open-ended ques-
tions that don't have clear concise
-. answers. Women
seem to revel in
-. :' The brutal
truth is that most
sions or choices
never come with a
guarantee of infal-
libility. My own
AMike Boyle bears that out. As
... used to say, "You
WAIT A pays your money,
MINUTE and you takes
Such a philosophy was riot much com-
fort as I contemplated walking my
daughter down the aisle on her big
But there was another factor in this
entire equation that deserved to be
considered, and that was Erin herself.
She had graduated with honors in
international studies, and had i. -
. achieved similar honors when.she put -,
herself through a master's program in
education. She is a highly respected
middle school math teacher at a pri-
vate parochial school in Ponte Vedra,
and being in her early 30s she has a
maturity that serves her well in mak-
ing major decisions.
As parents we want to eliminate all
of the risks that face our children.
Impossible as that task is, we still try
by offering "guidance" and "assisting
with decisions." Maybe, just maybe,
the time had finally come to step back
and take hope in the many years of
preparation that had brought all of us
to this pivotal moment
As difficult as it was to relinquish
control over my daughter, it was one of
the wisest and best decisions I ever
made. First of all, any "control" I
thought I had existed only in my mind,
not in reality. What I had deluded
myself into believing were genuine
requests for direction or decision-mak-
ing were really just examples of
respect for her father. Like generations
before her, when she came to me ask-
ing for advice she already knew what
she was going to do. Running it past,
"Dad" was just a formality.
My initial disappointment at this
realization was quickly replaced with a
growing confidence and comfort that
Erin was going to be "all right" I have
always believed that one of the,major
goals for parents is to see that their
children (when they become adults)
are prepared to be independent and
self-sufficient Every parent wants to
know that if life isn't always smooth,
their kids will have the internal
resources with which to cope. Both of
my children have been dealt some
pretty tough cards in their young lives,
and they have performed with grace,
dignity and true class. No whining or
wallowing in self-pity for them. As my
wife likes to say, "Adversity doesn't
build character, it reveals it."
So when it came time to take "that
walk" down the aisle last Saturday, I
asked my daughter if she was ready,
and when she looked me in the eye
and said, "Yes," I knew she was. I also
knew that since she was a strong
Christian I wasn't the only Father she
could count on in times of need. That
is a comfort level i could never pro-
I love you Erin Elizabeth, and mar-
riage will never change that
Mike Boyle, an Amelia Island resi-
dent, spent 27 years as an FBI agent.
He is also proud to be a "Dad." His col-
umn appears Fridays. He can be
reached at michaelhboyle@
on acreage that,could not be developed. Of course,
in 1985 density wasn't an issue like it is today and
the county gave the developers what they asked for.
Years later we see that it appears the developers
were stockpiling their development/density rights
for future use. Rather than seeing the county set
precedent, CFOF would like to see a legal ruling on
this situation. Can developers legally transfer devel-
opment rights based upon golf course and marsh-
land acreage, or is it a case that if you can't use
them you lose them?
The analogy I would give you is this: As a city
resident, I am permitted to build a house up to 35.
feet high. IfI only build a single-story house with a
height of 18 feet, do I have the right to give some-
one living elsewhere on the island the 17 feet of
height I didn't use so they could build their house
up to 52 feet high? Of course not; but that is exactly
what the Plantation and the Crane Island owners are
attempting to do.
Certainly Long Point is not Crane Island, so
CFOF also contends that transferring the buildable
rights on Long Point's Coastal High Hazard area is
quite different from the Coastal High Hazard area of
Crane Island. Crane Island is a completely different
geographical situation- its access is quite different
and its impact on road capacity is very different. We
would like for these differences to be analyzed by
someone other than the developer.
CFOF also believes that there is a significant
problem with the planning, or lack thereof, for evac-
No one seems to be taking the evacuation prob-
lem seriously. It surprises us that watching the tele-
vision coverage regarding the damage that
Hurricane Dennis has wreaked upon Pensacola, as
well as our personal experiences in previous years
when evacuation was suggested/mandated, doesn't
make local officials realize that hurricane evacua-
tion is a significant problem for Nassau County.
We certainly need our local officials to deal with
.these problems realistically so the citizenry of this
county will not be endangered in the future. A coun-
ty commissioner raised the evacuation issue in
regard to-a request to change commercial property
for a Chester Road/AlA development to residential
- why don't they apply the same reasoning to
Getting potential Crane Island residents on and
off Amelia Parkway in an emergency evacuation sit-
uation is going to be quite different from evacuating
residents from the south end of the island. The
potential bottleneck on Amelia Parkway will be very
dangerous. Amelia Island Co. President Jack Healan
said at a June 6 Joint Local Planning Agency meet-
ing that a traffic study had been done. Was this traf-
fic study done for the conditions at Long Point or
the conditions that the Crane Island development
will be affecting?
CFOF also questions the land.area stated by the
owners of Crane Island. In their permit application
in 1988, the owners were requesting permission to
build 99 homes and a 90-slip marina on their 76
acres of land. Later that year, they modified their
permit to claim the land encompassed 110 acres -
the original 76 acres and 34 acres of
wetlands/marsh. Now they claim they have 207
acres to compute their density level. Can you now
use wetlands in determining buildable acres?
CFOF encourages both county and city officials
to research all of the assertions that the developer's
request for a memorandum of understanding is
being made upon. The developer wants to increase
the buildable density rights from 42 houses to 169
houses. We feel that incomplete information is mak-
ing the developer's request for a density of 169
houses with a marina for 90 boat slips look one way,
when in fact the reality will be very different.
VIEWPOINT/JUE FERREIRA/FERNANDINA BEACH
Too many Crane Island questions
To add your organization to
this list or to revise an entry, e-
mail type @fbnewsleader.com
or call Heather at the News-
Leader at 261-3696.
Nassau Civitan Club
meets the second and fourth
Thursday of every month from
noon to 1 p.m. at KP's
Restaurant on Sadler Road.
Contact: Norma Norris at 491-
Democratic Party meets the
third Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at party headquar-
ters, 401 Eighth St.
Femandina Beach. Call 261-
3364 or visit nassaudemo
Nassau County Group
of the Sierra Club meets the
first Wednesday of every
month at 7 p.m. at the Council
on Aging building. Contact: Ervy
Nassau County Home
Educators Support Group.
Call 225-9160 for meeting
times and location.
Nassau County NAACP
meets at 6 p.m. (executive
committee meeting) and 7 p.m.
(branch meeting) on the sec-
ond Monday of each month at
the Martin Luther King Jr.
Recreation Center. Contact:
Patricia Thompson, president,
Nassau County NAACP
Youth Council meets at 5
p.m. on the second Monday of
each month at the Martin
Luther King Jr. Recreation
Center. Contact: The Rev.
John Gilbert, youth advisor,
Republican Party meets at 7
p.m. on the third Thursday of
each month at the County
Commission Building in Yulee.
Contact: 261-4651 or check
Nassau County Retired
meets third Tuesday of each
month at 10:00 A. M. at vari-
ous locations. Contact: Mr.
Lauren Clough, President,
Nassau County Tobacco
Free Partnership meets quar-
terly at Full Service School in,
Yulee. Contact: 225-9510.
Watershed Action Volunteer,
or WAV, program is looking for
people interested in recording
rainfall amounts on a daily or
rain-event basis. Other proj-
ects include monitoring water
quality, cleaning shoreline
and making educational pre-
sentations to school groups;
civic associations, clubs and
other organizations. Call 225-
Nassau County Writers
and Poets Society meets at 9
a.m. on the second Saturday
of each month at First Coast
Community Bank, 1750 S.
14th St., Fernandina Beach.
Contact: Ron Miller 261-8965,
or check www.trivigo.com/
Nassau detachment of
the Marine Corps League
meets at 7:05 p.m. on the first
Wednesday of each month at
Kraft Athletic Club (Ten Acres).
Contact: Bob Shirley, 277-
Nassau Sport Fishing
Association meets at 7:30
p.m. on the second
Wednesday of the month and
at 7:30 p.m. for a social gather-
ing on the fourth Wednesday
of the month at Kraft Athletic
Club (Ten Acres Sports Club).
Call 277-1437 or check
S Air Force Staff Sgt Tracy L. Jackson has
graduated fromin Airman Leadership School at
Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Mo.
The five-week course is designed to train sen-
ior airmen to understand their positions in the Air
Force organizational structure, leadership, com-
munications skills, and profession of arms, which
,.re needed for professional development to be
effective noncommissioned officers. Airmen are
prepared and better equipped to serve as supervi-
sors, managers and rating officials as they
progress in their enlisted military careers.
The school is the first of three levels of profes-
sional military education programs used to devel-
op and cultivate leadership and supervisory skills,
,and is 'a required course for airmen to complete
prior to being promoted to the rank of staff ser-
The newly promoted staff sergeant is a military
Sjus tie paralegal assigned to the 509th Bomb
FROM THE PORCH,
"' I ~~)tr -~ ~kt~tX 'Yt ~ ___
Mack an honor college graduate
To achieve our goals, we have to be willing to
give our best so that the best will come back to us.
It may seem like a long road to follow, but at the
end of the road, the rewards are ours to keep.
Trust in the Lord; lean not unto our own under-
standing. In all our ways acknowledge him and
allow him to direct our paths.
Congratulations continue to be shared with our
loved ones. As we continue to strive from day to
day, we share in the achievements of others as .
they pass our way.
Over at the University of Western Georgia,
standing strong and true, their alma mater beck-
ons them to the red and blue. Very proud colors to
be worn by Rachel Nicole Mack,' an honor college
graduate, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in
international economic affairs. She graduated
summa cum laude and was a member of Phi
Kappa Phi and the honor council, serving as treas-
urer first and then president She was also a mem-
ber of the Residence Hall President's Council, vice
president of the Watson Hall Residence Council,
Intramurals and yearbook advisor for Gunn Hall, a
member of the regional college bowl team, and
the coordinator of the UWG College Bowl
Rachel was also a recipient of the Gates
Millennium, Hope, G. Glenn Moore Memorial,
UWG foundation, University System of Georgia
Board of Regents Study Abroad, and the Amos
and Leona Caswell Scholarship. She was an
Ingram Scholar and on the dean's list every
semester she was there, receiving the
Outstanding Honors College Student Award dur-
ing her sophomore and junior year.
Rachel was the Richards College of Business
commencement speaker dur-
ing their fall 2004 graduation
y'. ceremony. During the sum-
mer of 2004 she participated
in the UWG International
Business Study Abroad in
.. New York and London. Her
Research, "'The Effects of
SGerman Reunification on the
Economy," was presented at
Maybelle the National Collegiate
Kirkland Honors Council Conference
in New Orleans.
Rachel Nicole Mack has
NOW the highest law school admis-
ANDTHEN sion test score ever achieved
277-3285 by any West Georgia student
(LSAT). She is the daughter
of Attorney Robert Mack Jr. and Rochelle Mack,
from Nassau County and now living in Georgia,
and the very proud granddaughter of Joseph and
Faye Richardson, Fernandina Beach. and Robert
S. and the late Bertha Mack of Yulee.
When our young people do well when they go
away to college, we need to let others share in
their glory, instead of glorying in their downfall.
Again, congratulations to you, Rachel, and may
God take you higher in your achievements.
Birthday wishes to Mary Jones. Vicki Davis.
Derrick Turner, Fayth Wyman, Monique
Ferguson, Iris Rainey, Lamonte Cribb, Lamar
Rainey, Patricia Alberde, Jeanette Johnson,
Michelle Williams, Sebrina Smith-Henry, Carlesa
Alexander, Jackie baker, Dorothy Robinson, and
Happy Anniversary to Robert and Louise Glover,
may you share many more together.
Members, carry your account cards
Important information for all Amelia Island
Club Members: Please remember to carry your
membership photo account card with you at all
times, and expect to be asked for this identifica-
tion at the outlets throughout the Amelia Island
Plantation property. Be sure to make arrange-
ments for your family members/friends to have an
amenity card to carry with them at all times.
The Club Office will take amenity card infor-
mation from you by email (mccarthya@aipfL.com
or oceanview.aipfL.com), fax (321-5059), tele-
phone, or just leave a voice mail with .l pna-
don and' we will,call yu 'ack to confi '_., -
received it. We even leave forms on or concierge..
desk along with a calendar for your use in filling
out your forms when you come to dinner. Please
feel free to take some forms home with you and
fax, email or drop them back by the Ocean
Clubhouse the next time you are in.
The information we need is your name and
membership number; names of guests, their
arrival date and departure date, if you will be at
Amelia with them or not; if you will be paying their
charges on your club account or they will be pay-
ing their charges (if we are to receive a credit card
for payment from them, please give us the.credit
card number and expiring.date or at least give us
their mailing address and telephone number);
your property at Amelia and
your telephone number, in
case we have questions. If you
have made a room reserva-
tion for your vertical family
'4 members, we need to know so'
that we may add your club
discounts to their room reser-
vation card instead of pr6duc-
ing a separate amenity card -
Lauren Lowe when this happens, it causes
.Barry way too much confusion!
i .-. "Call Anita McCarthy, mera'
iA,-w TAT, bership administrative assis-
tant, at 277-5933 or Julie
NEWS Tucker, club concierge, at
261-6161 321-5099 with your requests a
few days (at least 48 hours if
possible) before needed. Remember, if your
guests charges will be posted to your club
account, you may pick up their cards in advance.
Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, we're happy to
take care of your amenity card printing at the
Ocean Clubhouse for you or your family/guests.
Should you have any questions, contact me,
Lauren Lowe Barry, director of club member serv-
ices, at 321-5031; barryL@aipfL.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2005
NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH, FL
Erin Elizabeth Boyle and
Robert Bryan Hutchinson Jr. of
Jacksonville weremarried at 4:30
p.m. Saturday, July 9,2005, in
Immaculate Conception Catholic
The bride, daughter of Billie
Boyle, New Smyrna Beach, and
Judith and Michael Boyle,
Amelia Island, graduated from
George Mason University and
DePaul University, Chicago. She
is employed by the Catholic
Diocese of St Augustine as a
middle school math teacher.
The bridegroom, son of'
Melani*g d Robert Ilutchinson,
College and Jacksonville
University. He is employed by
Merrill Lynch as a controller.
Following a trip to Ireland,
the couple will live in
Brittany Alexa Hobbs and
Darrin Wayne Silvers of Shoals,
Ind., will be married at 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 13, 2005, at Shoals Baptist
Church. The reception will be
held at the American Legion.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Gerald L. Hobbs of
Scottsburg, Ind., and Rick and
Theresa Daily of Fernandina
Beach. The groom-elect is the
- son ofLB and Thelma Silvers of
Wanda and Harvey Boynt of
Hilliard will celebrate their 50th
wedding anniversary Saturday.
The Boynts were married July
16, 1955, at Baptist Temple in
Their children are Barry
(Patti) Boynt and Beth Ann
(Mike) McSwain. They have
Mr. and Mrs. Boynt
Patrick and Johnisha
Campbell of Fernandina Beach
announce the birth of a son,-
Patrick Joyner Campbell II, born
at 12:50 p.m. June 20, 2005, at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
The baby weighed 6 pounds 6
ounces and measured 19 inches
Paternal grandparents are
Jacqulyne Campbell of Chicago
and the late Felix Campbell.
Maternal grandparents are
John and Dollie Allen of
The great-grandparent is
Laurine Williams of Fernandina
Wing, and has four years of military service.
She is the daughter of Ann M. and Robert J.
Love of Fernandina Beach. The sergeant is a 1999
graduate of Fernandina Beach High School.
I Navy Seaman Apprentice Steven J. Hall, son
of Toni M. Hall of Callahan and Michael C. Hall of
Newburgh, N. Y., recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Hall complet-
ed a variety of training which included classroom
study and practical instruction on naval customs,,
first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival,
and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis
was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone
event of boot camp is "Battle Stations," which'
gives recruits the skills and confidence they need
to succeed in the fleet.
Hall is a 2004 graduate of West Nassau High
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The strength of the cross in the storms of culture
His unexpected need to
rush home early was a
reminder to all of us
that it was once again
hurricane season. My dear
friend, a pastor in Mobile, Ala.,
packed his car three days before
Hurricane Dennis surged upon
his beloved Gulf Coast and head-
ed home to secure the church he
serves and touch base with those
shut-ins who lived without the
safety net of close families or
friends. His devotion to duty
reminded me of the cost of fol-
lowing the one who carried a
cross and issued the charge to all
who would come after him to pick
up their own cross. .
There is power in the cross of
'- which we
S~ .I heardan
S ha intriguing -e
t story of a
P cross that
out of a Fort
Sharps during the
Stidal surge of
PULPIT Ivan that
ashore almost a year later when
tropical depression Arlene made
its way over the panhandle of
Florida. Of course it is not the
cross coming back to the shore
that is miraculous but the faith it
can-inspire in disciples of Christ
Let me iry to explaiinuising
Paul's words to the church in
ancient Corinth. "For Christ did
not send me to baptize, but to
preach the gospel not with
words of human wisdom, lest the
cross of Christ be emptied of its
power For the message of the cross
is foolishness to those who are per-
ishing, but to us who are being
saved, it is the power of God... For
the foolishness of God is wiser than
man's wisdom, and the weakness
of God is stronger than man's
(1 Corinthians 1:17-18, 25)
Where is the wisdom in all of
this? Simply this there are
many storms whose violent and
destructive waves assail our cul-
ture and-miriiy people-who fear
that the message and the power
of the cross has been washed
away, lost to the depths. But this
is not true.
Even if all be lost, the cross
shall stand. No terrorist bomb-
ing, no amount of hatred or
hunger or disease in our world,,
no threat to the stability of our
families, through pornography or
immorality can sweep away the
power of the cross.
The sacrifice of Jesus Christ
stands once and forever as both
the foolishness and weakness of
God, "who so loved the world that
he gave his only Son." I ask you:
what amount of our prideful wis-
dom, what amount of our power
bent on domination and destruc-
tioi6han hold back the storms we
None. Our only hope is in the
cross. The cross that we must lift
from the storm surge and carry
to the front of the storm, the very
place of landfall where the winds
and the rain threaten our destruc-
tion as a people. Yes, it is consid-
ered foolish in our current cultur-
al atmosphere to say (and to
seek) what is right, what is true,
what is good it's like holding a
metal cross high in the midst of a
lightening storm. Many who pick
up their own cross will fall in
what the world must call foolish-
ness. But what is foolish to the
world God has called wise.
This is the power of the cross!
I can't and wouldn't dare to tell
yo'u what direction God is calling
you to travel with your cross -
but this I know: he is calling you
and there may well be rough
Fear not however, when you
are foolish enough to hold the
cross high and head toward the
black skies of the storms of cul-
ture, a wisdom and strength
which is eternal goes with you.
The Rev. Conrad C. Sharps is
pastor of First Presbyterian Church
in Fernandina Beach.
The Miracle Faith Church of
God, 87688 Roses Bluff Road in
Yulee, invites the community to
attend the conclusion of its sev-
enth Pastor's Appreciation cele-
bration July 17 and 24. Local con-
gregations, choirs and praise
teams will join in the worship.
Service begins at 4 p.m. on July
17. The culminating service on
July 24 begins at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call
Estella Green at 261-7374.
Save the Children Day
For information, call 277-2606.
Upward Bound' .
Amelia Presbyterian Church
invites children who have com-
pleted kindergarten up to fifth
grade to blaze the trail this sum-
mer with Upward Bound, an
action-packed Vacation Bible
Trained, caring "guides" lead
the way as young "backpackers"
are joyfully challenged to make
the rugged and radical ascent
toward the Kingdom of God.
Cnnlr-fiiIl e dn. t imed lorvlrA
read straight through the Bible in
15-minute slots. The reading is
sponsored by the Young Adults
Group and will take place at the
church on AIA just off Amelia
In order to participate, call the
church at 321-2117 and sign up
for a 15-minute slot
Bible study organization, head-
quartered in Herndon, Va., with
almost 600 classes in the U.S. and
four classes on Amelia Island.
ooJLrui.L. o UorLLUeII.t u u rt I *l lt-Ji ,
Andria Baker will speak dur- theme-related decorations, take-.
ing "Save the Children Day," 3 home 'Trail Journals," great food,
p.m. Sunday, lively singing and more create a
July 17 at fun-filled, significant summertime
Memorial Upward Bound runs nightly at
Baptist Church, Amelia Presbyterian Church July
474257 SR 200 17 to July 21 from 5-8 p.m. at 4209
East Nichelle East State Road 200
English of New (A1A). Dinner is provided. For
Zion registration information and
Missionary transportation availability, call the
Baptist Church Baker church office at 491-0363.
will serve as
the mistress of Free schoolsupplies
Baker, a 2004 graduate of Fernandina Beach Church of
Stanton College Preparatory High Christ, 1005 South 14th St., is giv-
School in Jacksonville, attends the ing away school supplies for chil-
University of North Florida on full dren in need in kindergarten to
scholarship after earning several fifth grade.
high school academic awards., ,* Pick-up is July. 24 from 2-4 -
B. B~lkaiFePifftdinaBreahto noa p.m. at dfeFerntidina-Belt4h-,"
native, is the daughter ofLITdriyk '" Church of Christ. Call 261:9760 '
Turner and Donnell Baker. by July 17 to request the number
A special invitation is extended of bags to be picked up.
to all former students of the Rose-
Lennie Developmental Learning Bible reading marathon
Center and I Can Academy, this
year's special guests, and to all Living Waters World Outreach
former Save the Children Day Center invites everyone to partici-
honorees. pate in its Third Annual
The Male Mentors and the Community Bible Reading
youth department of O'Neal Marathon starting oii July 18 at 6
Memorial serve as sponsors for a.m. It will take about 85 hours to
Association at (904) 225-5941 or
Sonya Caton of the Barnabas
Center at 261-7000. Celebration Baptist Church
will hold a Flea Market and
Church yard sale Rummage Sale on church proper-
Sty across from Yulee Middle
New Beginning's Church of School on Miner Road from 8
God (formerly Blackrock Church a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13.
of God), 96306 Blackrock Road, All proceeds will go to the
Yulee, will hold a yard sale and church's mission trip to Mexico.
car wash on Aug. 6 from 8 a.m. to Artisans and vendors are needed.
2 p.m. Cost is $10 per space or donate
Shop while getting your car items for the sale.
washed for a donation. All are For reservations or pick-up of
welcome. Call 277-6704 for infor- your items, call the church office
nation.: at 225-0777.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Where the Bithc i4 the AaorlirtY'. Chrm,
ii the head of ih dturA wi. and thei
mcmnbers arc smplh Chnsriian.
Meets at the YMCA 1.00 A, m.-Wifship
1915 Carona Dr. I11.00 (a.r-Sanday Sch.
For More Information, Call
George Williamns at (904) 277-9675
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
2600 Atlantic Avenue UFernandina Beach
SERVICES & EVENTS
First Sunday Each Month
Worship & Communion 9:15 AM
Prayer, Praise, Healing Service 7:00 PM
Worship & Communion 8 & 10:30 AM
Praise Music Hour 7:00 PM
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Pastor Frank Camarotti
Sunday School 9:45
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 11:00 icr..I.inl "'r,ur.:ro
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
NORTH 14TH STREET
519 N. 14th St. -261-0422
Pastor Randy EIrod
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:30pm
Wednesday Evening Prayer
Meeting 6:30 pm
d- Bailey Road
Church of God
"Come Celebrate Jesus"
Dr. James D. Chamberlain
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Night Celebration -
Last Sunday each month 7.00pm
\Vednesdal FTH 7.00pm
Nursern Pro ided
For more into. call 261-7120
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Activities throughout the week.
4209 E. State Rd. 21I (A IA,
Rev. Jerry Klemm
Re:v. lef Oserion, Sr. Pastor
Rev Alike Reed, Alinister ol MAusic
Rei. Rob Hudelson. }obih Pastor
Sunday Worship 8 AM & 10:15 AM
Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Sunday School 9 AM
Wednesday Night Supper 5:30 PMi
Wednesday Service 6:30 PM
416 Alachua St. Fernandina Beach
Sunday School 9 30 am
Sunday Worship 10 45 am
Wednesday AWANA 6 15 pm
Wednesday Bible Stud, 6 30 pmr
3811 Old Nassouville Rood
Fernand.no Beach FL 32034
County Pd 107 South 261-4741
YJ YULEE UNITED
Ministering Since 1831
Church School 9:30AM Worhsip 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
2664 State Rd. 200E
'l- l l Rev. Brett Wm.
A fill gospel ministry
Pastor Brent Soileau
. Sunday. 10:00 a.m.
:Wednesda 7:00 p.m.
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601 Centre Street 261-5769
'Bu( -T. Joncs, Pastor
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Worship ......... .8:30 am
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Worship ............... 9:45 am
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for all ages ......... .. 9:45 am
Middle School Youth
Fellowship .. .. . .6:00 pm
\Vednesda', Midueek Fellowship
Supper lAug-Mayi .. 5:30-6:30 pm
Music. Drama, Dance. Bible
Stud\ and Special Programs
beginning at 5 00 pm.
Senior High Youth
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SjluiM3y Vigil Mass 4pm & 5 30pm
Sunday Masses 8 00 & 10 00am & 12 Nloc'n
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Discipleship Training ..... .6.00pnm.
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Wednesday Prayer Mtg. ... .7:00p.m.
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All Are Welcome 261-4615
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Saturday 6pm Epi': ,iruih Serv,,:
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20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
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The Church In the
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With the Desire to be in the
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Sunday Neqi Members Class 9 a m
Sunday School 9 30 a m
Morning Worship II a m.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
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SUNC IDAY SERVICES
10 30 am tt'orsip Serv.,ce
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FRIDAY, JULY 15,2005/News-Leader
Plan your garden with pooch in mind
P people love their dogs, but
they also love their gar-
dens, and sometimes it
can be hard to reconcile
the two. With some thought and
work, gardeners and their dogs
can both enjoy beautiful gardens.
For the past nine years, Fran
Kiesling, owner of Dirty Dog
Landscape Consulting & Design
Services in Minneapolis, has spe-
cialized in dog landscaping, or
dogscaping, to help dog owners
and their pets have fun in the gar-
den together. A good design
solves the natural conflicts.
"Figure out how people are
using the space, then figure out
how dogs are using it some-
have a path
so do they."
Marty it all work,
Royou must be
"' -- says, but you
T r]Wen also have to
Dr"Sed "You don't
Gard= want to plant
shrubs in their favorite place to
Just because a dog is outside
doesn't mean it is free to run
wild, Kiesling says. There should
be rules for a dog's behavior in
the garden just as there are rules
in the house and when going for
Kiesling advises her clients to
plant relaxed landscapes that can
absorb the wear and tear of the
daily routines of their furry
friends. She avoids delicate
plants, spindly trees and fish-
ponds, which dogs find irre-
sistible. She likes to use rocks to
help establish clear dog bound-
aries, and she relies on durable
wood chips for paths.
Dogs can be hard on grass,
and Kiesling tries to keep lawns
small. Dogs and their owners
both like patios and decks, so she
often incorporates them into her
designs. When a client asks for a
Splashing fountain, she. suggests
"a naturalistic pile of rocks wjih a
recirculating pump, not some-
thing delicate that a thirsty dog
PHOTO COURTESY OF ROB CARDILLO
Beautiful gardens and well-behaved dogs can be happy together: Gwen the Shetland sheepdog
shows just how it's done.
Here are some comments and observations about dogs. dog
owners and gardens from Fran Kiesling, a landscape designer who
specializes in dog-friendly gardens:
Take care: "With dogs, you have repair and maintenance
chores that the guy next door doesn't have."
In a hole: Train your dog not to dig. or to dig only in a specific
place. If you have several dogs, digging is a more complicated
social behavior. "If you have dog toys or allow food in the garden.
then you will have digging because somebody starts hoarding."
The call of nature: 'There is no plant that can be peed on with
any kind of frequency or regularity and live. Get the dog to urinate
and defecate on a surface that is not plants." Pick up the poop
Plant smart: Dogs can't see slender plants very well, so plant
them in clusters. Landscape on berms or in raised beds, so it's eas-
ier for the dog to see what's what.
Choose durable plants: Azaleas and hydrangeas are sturdy
enough for dogs to run through without doing much damage. Smith
grows lavender in her garden; her miniature mixed-poodle dashes
through and comes out smelling sweet.
Flower power: Fill flowerbeds up: your dog sees bare spots as
an invitation to step in and explore.
could easily knock over.
Kiesling's philosophy of
dogscaping is similar to modern;
zoo landscaping. The tigers live
in an environment, not a pen. The
elephants and tortoises have
habitats of their own.
When you have a dog, the gar-
den's design should take your
pooch's needs and lifestyle into
consideration. Dogs love path-
ways and little destinations.
"You need to have exciting
things to do on a circuit for-'you-,
dug." she sa\s. Dogs. like pljces-
to play and to rest, they like to be
able to see out into the neighbor-
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hood, and they enjoy water.
; Sally Benson, editor of
American Nurseryman magazine,
first observed the potential for
smart dog landscaping in the
mid-1990s. Gardeners were inter-
ested in wildlife habitats, but
Benson realized an awful'lot of
people's back yards had to meet
the needs-of domestic animals.
"Who uses the back yard
more than the dog?" she says.
Her Siberian husky, Dakota Star,
wa\vshe-chief designer of her gar
den: "I let he Like the lead and
lay the paths for me."
There's no universal style of
dog landscaping. You have to
take your dog's breed, gender,
age and personality into consider-
ation. Boxers are clownish and
joyful, Kiesling says. Basset
hounds are "like torpedoes" that
can destroy perennial flowers
with their big feet. Border collies
are lhigh-strung and need careful
supervision; mastiffs are guard
dogs, always on patrol.
If you have more than one
dog, landscaping should also take
into account what Kiesling calls
"the configuration of the dog
members of the family how
many there are, what kind of play
group they form."
Many dog owners are con-
cerned about poisonous plants.,
Japanese yews are among the
most popular landscaping plants,
and they're also among the most,
toxic. They are not recommend-
ed in dog-friendly gardens.
Kiesling doesn't use them at all,
but she also says it'! important to
train your dog not to eat any
For a harmonious relation-
ship, keep the scale of your plant-
ings in scale with your dog.
"Little dogs enjoy little plants,"
says Kiesling. She might have a
flowerbed full of daylilies in a gar-
den with Chihuahuas or
If your best friend is a golden
retriever, think taller, and
tougher, Kiesling says: "For him
to have something to have a good
time in, plant 4-foot ornamental
Water conservation tips
Americans use an average of
over 400 million gallons of.
water each day; much of that
water is wasted due to careless-
The International Arid Land
Consortium offers these outdoor
water saving tips to help save a
vital natural resource:
Water your lawn early in the
morning or at night to avoid
excess evaporation. Do not water
your lawn on windy days to avoid
Water only when the grass
or plants show signs of needing
it. Overwatering promotes shal-
low root growth, making your
lawn less hardy. To determine if
your lawn needs to be watered,
simply walk across the grass. If
you leave footprints, it's time to
Cover swimming pools to
minimize water loss due to evap-
oration. Also install a more effi-
cient water saving filter.
Use a broom rather than a
hose to clean sidewalks or drive-
Install efficient irrigation
devices; ones that can be adjust-
ed according to seasonal irriga-
Install moisture sensors in
each irrigation zone (sunny,
shady, etc.) to better determine
Maintain a lawn height of 2
1/2 to 3 inches to protect the
roots from heat stress and
reduce the loss of moisture to
Watering in several short
sessions rather than one long
one, allows the lawn to better
Avoid sprinklers that spray
a fine mist, which increases evap-
Wash your car with a buck-
et of soapy water and use a noz-
. zle to stop the flow of water
Consider washing your car
on the lawn to reduce runoff.
Consider Xeriscape land-
scaping which takes into consid-
eration how the yard will be used
and how it can provide the great-
est benefit with the least amount
Real estate rules
for hurricane season
CHARLES J. KOVALESKI
For the News-Leader
W ith the destruction
and drama of last
still fresh in the
minds of most Floridians,
recent predictions of another
hyper-active storm season in
2005 are almost too much to
bear for many of us.
The forecast from the
National Oceanic and
(NOAA) for the 2005 Atlantic
hurricane season predicts 12 to
15 tropical storms, with seven
to nine becoming hurricanes, of
which three to five could
become major hurricanes.
Residing in a vulnerable
region such as Florida means
that most of us have been
preparing for big storms for
generations stocking water,
batteries and canned foods at
the very sign of a tropical
But hurricane season takes
on a whole new meaning for
those in the real estate market -
either as home buyers or sell-
For buyers, the devastating
potential of hurricanes reminds
us to look beyond the aesthetics
of a new home, and to thor-
oughly investigate a structure's
safety and stability in the event
of a major storm.
For sellers, recent storms
force us to make decisions
about what should be disclosed
to potential buyers about hurri-
cane-related damage and
repairs that may have occurred
as recently as last fall.
If you are unlucky enough to
be under contract when a hurri-
cane strikes, ask your real
estate attorney to check the
purchase document for disaster-
related repair contingencies
that might affect the home's
purchase. As a buyer or seller,
its important to have an attor-
ney read over any contract
before signing to ensure that
this type of language is included
in the agreement
Depending on when the
_storm strikes in your escrow
process, be prepared for re-
inspections and repairs follow-
ing a major storm, which can
affect everything from your
closing date to the final price of
Use the following guidelines
as you buy or sell Florida prop-
erty this summer:
If you're buying:
The quality of a home's con-
struction, of course, is the most
important indicator of its ability
to withstand hurricane-force
winds. A solidly built concrete
block home with a new roof,
impact-resistant windows and
hurricane shutters offers the
The home's proximity to
the coast, which can mean
increased vulnerability to a hur-
ricane's storm surge. Property
located on the beach also has a
much higher risk of wind dam-
age. If you must buy near the
beach, be sure the home's con-
struction is solid and complies
with all current building codes
for hurricane safety.
The area's drainage and
elevation, since homes built on
a low-lying lot or on land with
poor drainage are more likely to
suffer potential flood damage.
Ask your Realtor to check if the
area you are considering has
ever flooded, and be on the
lookout for remnants of previ-
ous flood damage in the home
The condition of the
home's yard, as healthy, well-
maintained trees and bushy
shrubs can act as a buffer
against high winds while over-
grown or unhealthy trees can
topple onto roofs or become
projectiles during a hurricane.
If you are considering a home
that needs extensive yard work,
make it a priority if you are
moving in during hurricane sea-
The security of pool cages
and screen enclosures, which
can crumple and fly into homes
around them during high
winds. When considering a
home with any of these kinds of
structures, be sure to replace or
Although it may cost a bit
more, many buyers bring in
their own registered home
inspector to examine safety-
related issues. A shortage of
reputable and experienced
repairmen forced many home-
owners to contract with tran-
sient or inexperienced workers
who may have done shoddy
If you're selling:
Seller disclosure standards
in Florida cover obvious
defects, which are visible to the
buyer; and material defects,
which are not readily visible,
such as an issue with the roof or
a hidden crack in the founda-
If you have any questions
about what should and should-
n'tbe disclosed, ask your real
estate attorney for some guide-
lines. A good rule of th u mb is to
disclose any damage or defects
that you would want to know
about when buying your next
Sellers should be willing to,,
problems such as:
Malfunctions in the major sys-
tems of the home that may have
been caused by last year's
storms, including the founda-
tion, plumbing, electrical sys-
tem, heating and air condition-
ing, siding, windows, doors,
walls and ceilings
Any additional damage to
property due to the storm and
such as mold, which can
become a problem if a hme
becomes flooded in the after-
math of a hurricane.
Work completed without
building permits, such as car-
pentry or plumbing jobs
required following a major
As a seller, you are only
required to disclose a home's
defects, not to necessarily fix
them. As long as you are honest
and up-front with the new
owner, you are not liable if the
buyer decides against fixing
damages in the future.
If, however, an undisclosed
defect is discovered later, the
seller could be sued for misrep-
resenting the condition of the
home. A defect can also become
a negotiating point for the final
home price, with the cost of
repairs or replacement factored
into the agreed-upon asking
As last year's storms punctu-
ated, all of Florida is vulnerable
to storms and hurricanes both
on and off the coast Whether
you are buying or selling your
home, be prepared when the
weather forecaster points to the
next tropical depression.
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Celebrations of life
W hat fun we had. We
got to go to a baby
shower. We all
agreed it had been a
long time since we had been to a
baby shower. Deana Kelly, who
with her husband Phil publish the
Amelia Islander Magazine, are
expecting their third child and a
group of friends surprised the
expectant mother with a baby
shower. The proud mother of two
girly girls is wondering how the
..... new baby,
Sa boy, will
be was sur-f
a praised and
DickieAnderson some sort
FROM' T E the baby
PORCH on early
and at its
We enjoyed a lovely buffet
lunch and nibbled on coconut
cake as we settled into a circle to
share in the unwrapping of the
many-colorful packages piled by
Baby showers are a wonderful
excuse for mothers of grown chil-
dren and a few grandmothers
amongst us to shop for a baby.
Times have changed, we all
agreed. All the cute little outfits
FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
Deana Kelly opens a gift at a
baby shower for her.
now available can be popped in
the washing machine and will
never see an iron. Some things
never change and everyone
remembers dressing their.pride
and joy in new little out fits.
Deana has lots to choose from
and most in the proper shade of
We chuckled as happy memo-
ries washed over each of us. One'
package was opened and tucked
in with other baby goodies was
the quintessential baby need -
the infamous Nuk. What is a
Nuk? As they say you had to be
there you either know what it
is or you won't get it. We laughed
out loud and had our own memo-
ries of the tried and true and
indispensable baby pacifier.
Beautiful blankets, outfits with
bunny and puppy ears, a growing
chart to measure the develop-
ment of the baby soon to arrive,
dress up clothes and everyday
coordinated outfits fit for a king
- or prince in this case.
Several included gifts for the
two older sisters waiting for their
new baby. The girls will enjoy the
kites and hula skirts that are
coming their way. Deana smiled
as she shared with us her daugh-
ter's preparations for their new
"They practice singing lulla-
bies to their dolls."
Another crowd pleaser was an
enormous tortoise puppet. Once
Deana's hand slipped into the
puppet and the tortoise head
popped out of the shell we were
convinced that it was not a puppet
but a friendly cartoon character
come to join us. This gift will
delight everyone in the Kelly
A new baby coming is a won-
derful time of celebration and
what fun to share it with friends.
Dickie Anderson welcomes your
comments at dickiemm@bell-
south.net. Books are available at
local book and gift stores or on line
Steven Deshazer will attend graduated fro:
the Summer Percussion Seminar at ing spring 20(
The Juilliard School in New York. received an ed
Admission is by audition and is lim- majored in.tea
ited to 15 high school students cho-
sen from around the country. The 0 Benjamn
seminar is a week packed with mas- ior at Camder
ter classes, clinics, performances, Knieff, was pr
lectures, rehearsals and lessons. On the last day, Battalion Staf:
students will participate in a percussion ensemble award and let
concert. Academy is a
Deshazer is a student at Douglas Anderson ing school for
School of the Arts.
M Kenan Roland of Fernandina Beach was na
Beach was awarded the Sam Walton Valdosta State
Community Scholarship. A recent the dean's list
graduate of Fernandina Beach High tive grade poi
School, Roland will attend Auburn have a semes
University this fall to major in com- with at least n
munications. She was an honor roll point average
student and member of the National
Honor Society, Little Women, varsity girls basket-
ball, slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball at FBHS.
Kimiyo Watanabe of Fernan-
dina Beach was awarded the Sam
Walton Community Scholarship..
-- The recent graduate of Fernandina
Beach High School will attend the
LiUniversity of North Florida this fall
k ,*" to study biology. An honor student,
Watanabe was a member of the
Green Club and Spanish Club.
Kathryn Ann Harrell of Amelia Island and
Tessa Varney King and Amanda Leigh Perrone of
Fernandina Beach were named to the dean's list for
the spring 2005 semester at Samford University. To
qualify, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5
grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while
attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework.
The dean's list is the highest academic recognition
given by the school at the end of each semester.
Stephanie W. Thomas of Fernandina Beach
m Georgia Southern University dur-
)5 commencement ceremonies. She
educational specialist degree and
aching and learning.
an Knieff of Fernandina Beach, a sen-
Military Academy and son of Nikole
promoted to SFC, Religious NCO of
f. He also received the director's
tered in track. Camden Military
college preparatory military board-
Sgrades 7-12 in Camden, S.C.
Gregory Watkins of Fernandina
med to the spring 2005 dean's list at
University in Valdosta, Ga. To make
t, students must maintain a cumula-
nt average of at least 3.0 and must
ter grade point average of at least 3.5
[ine hours of course work. Grade
s are based on a 4.0 scale.
N Katrin Pamela Bell of
Fernandina Beach was named to the
dean's list for the School of Visual
Arts and Dance at Florida State
University for the spring 2005
Julianne E. French of Amelia
Island received her master's of fine
arts degreewith honors in painting -
from New York Academy of Art's
Graduate School of Figurative Art in
New York City in May. The school
was founded by artist Andy Warhol
and is the only school in the nation
that specializes exclusively in painting and sculpt-
ing of the human figure using the Old Master's
French is currently working in the art field in
New York City.
French is a 2003 graduate of Jacksonville
University and a 1999 graduate of Fernandina
Beach High School. She is the daughter of Larry
and Beverly French of Amelia Island.
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Three people have pleaded
guilty in the 2004 armed robbery
of a Hilliard convenience store.
Erica Lynn Quinn, Thomas
Dale Gill, Michael Allan Edwards
Jr. and Brandon Floyd Hollie were
arrested July 5,
-with a 12-gauge
S shotgun and a
S"BB" gun that
looked like a
Quinn handgun and
from the store clerk, while Quinn
waited in the getaway car, accord-
ing to police and court documents.
They left the store with approx-
imately $1,000 in cash and a car-
ton of cigarettes.
Police say the getaway vehicle
was owned by Gill, who was sup-
posed to receive some of the
stolen money in return for the use
of his car.
Quinn, 20, of Callahan with-
drew a plea of not guilty and plead-
ed guilty Monday to robbery with
a deadly weapon. She was adjudi-
cated guilty and sentenced to four'
years in a state prison with credit
for 143 days served in the Nassau
Edwards, 19, of Callahan plead-
ed guilty June 30 to robbery with
a firearm or deadly weapon. He is
scheduled to be sentenced on July
21 and could face anywhere from
three to 10 years in prison.
Hollie, 17, withdrew a plea of
not guilty and pleaded guilty to
robbery with a deadly weapon on
June 30. He is scheduled to be
sentenced on July 21. Although
he was 16 at the time of the rob-
bery, Hollie was prosecuted as an
Gill, 20, also of Callahan, has
been charged with armed robbery
and conspiracy to commit armed
robbery with a firearm. He has
pleaded riot guilty and is awaiting
trial. His'next scheduled'coutf
appearance, a pretrial hearing, is
The following report was com-
piled by Shannon Malcom, News-
Leader staff, from the July 11 court
docket of Circuit Judge Robert Foster.
April Nichole Andrews plead-
ed guilty to criminal mischief result-
ing in more than $1,000 in dam-
ages. Adjudication was withheld
and she was sentenced to 12
months of probation. Andrews was
ordered to enroll in a drug treat-
ment program and pay $370 in
Kenneth Wayne Avery with-
drew a plea of not guilty and plead-
ed guilty to habitual driving with a
license that has been suspended
or revoked. Avery was adjudicat-
ed guilty and sentenced to three
months in the Nassau County Jail
with credit for time served. He was
ordered to pay $370 in court costs
and a $50 public defender's lien.
Avery was not prosecuted on a
charge of attaching a tag improp-
Lex Lewis Bennett pleaded
not guilty to habitual driving with a
license that has been suspended
Antonio Bernard Berry plead-
ed not guilty to possession of
Valerie Guynn Brand will not
be prosecuted on charges of aggra-
vated assault with a deadly weapon,
domestic battery and violating a
Jamie Lee Broughton pleaded
not guilty to grand theft.
John Trave Carter Jr. pleaded
not guilty to violating probation for
a 2003 conviction of burglary of a
structure and criminal mischief'
resulting in more than $1,000 dam-
m Christopher Dale Castillo
withdrew a plea of not guilty and
pleaded guilty to introducing con-
traband into jail. He was adjudicat-
ed guilty and sentenced to 45 days
in the Nassau County Jail with cred-
it for time served. Castillo was
ordered to pay a $200 fine, $370 in
court costs and a$50 public defend-
Kenneth Doyle Cole Jr. plead-
ed not guilty to grand theft.
William Brian Cooper with-
drew a plea of not guilty and
pleaded guilty to possession of a
controlled substance with intent to
sell or deliver. He was adjudicated
guilty and sentenced to 12 months
in the Nassau County Jail with
credit for time served, followed by
two years of probation. Cooper.
was ordered to pay $470 in court
costs and a $50 public defender's
U ,ji.Nicole Crimes pleaded
guiltyto sale or delivery of cocaine.,
She was adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to 15 months in a state
prison with credit for time served.
Crimes was ordered to pay $470 in
court costs and a $50 public defend-
David William Dilallo with-
drew a plea of not guilty and plead-
ed guilty to felony battery resulting
in bodily harm. Adjudication was
withheld and Dilallo was sentenced
to two years of probation and 75
hours of community service to be
completed within 10 months. He
was ordered to complete a drug
and alcohol evaluation within 30
days and submit to. random drug
tests. Dilallo is to have no contact
with his victims. He was ordered to
pay $517 to a victims' compensa-
tion fund, $370 in court costs and a
$50 public defender's lien. Dilallo
will not be prosecuted on charges
of possession ofhydrocodone, driv-
ing with a license that has been
suspended or revoked and domes-
Darnell Lashawn Foster
pleaded not guilty to two counts of
sale or delivery of cocaine,
possession of cocaine, possession
with'intent to sell, manufacture or
purchase a controlled substance,
possession of MDMA (ecstasy),
aggravated fleeing and eluding
police and driving with a license
that has been suspended or
i Thomas Lee Fryer pleaded
guilty to three counts of burglary of
a structure, three counts of grand
theft and grand theft of a motor
vehicle. Fryer was adjudicated
guilty and sentenced to six months
in the Nassau County Jail with
credit for time served. Fryer
was ordered to pay $370 in court
James Allen Gaddy pleaded
guilty to uttering forged bills.
Gaddy was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to 12 months of proba-
tion. He was ordered to pay $870 in
restitution, $370 in court costs and
a $50 public defender's lien. Gaddy
was not prosecuted on two addi-
tional charges of uttering forged
M Jamie Lee Gilbreth Jr. plead-
ed not guilty to lewd or lascivious
M Brodrick Ladrell Greene
pleaded guilty to sale of a counter-
feit controlled substance. He was
adjudicated guilty and sentenced
to 10 months in the Nassau County
Jail with credit for time served.
Greene was ordered to pay S470
in court costs and a $50 public
Richard Wayne Grogan with-
drew a plea of not guilty and plead-
ed guilty to grand theft of a motor
eh cle. He was adjudicated guitl.
and sentenced to two years in a"
state prison with credit for time
served. Grogan was ordered to pay
$370 in court costs and a $50 pub-
lic defender's lien. He was not pros-
ecuted on a charge of driving under
the influence of alcohol.
Johnathan Ray Hersh pleaded
not guilty to burglary of an unoc-
cupied dwelling and grand theft.
Theresa Sue Hughes will not
be prosecuted on a charge of grand
theft of a motor vehicle.
Byron Leigh Hurst pleaded
not guilty to grand theft.
Lorenzo Alfonso Jiles Jr.
pleaded not guilty to armed pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell, sale or delivery of cocaine and
possession of cocaine.
James Alton Johnson pleaded
not guilty to two counts of grand
theft and dealing in stolen proper-
Walter Lewis Keene Jr. plead-
ed not guilty to failure to register as
a sexual offender and driving with
a suspended license.
Todd Xavier Kellog pleaded
guilty to three counts of selling,
manufacturing, purchasing or
delivering cocaine within 1,000
feet of a church, convenience store
or a school. Kellog will be sen-
tenced on July 28. He was not pros-
ecuted on charges of felony flee-
ing and attempting to elude police,
possession of less than 20 grams of
marijuana, possession of controlled
substance paraphernalia and pos-
session of cocaine.
Melissa Maureen Kintzel
pleaded not guilty to child neglect
resulting in no bodily harm
Donald Melton Knight Jr.
pleaded not guilty to grand theft,
violating his probation for a 2000
conviction of burglary of a struc-
ture and violating his probation for
a 2002 conviction of grand theft and
possession of a vehicle with an
altered vehicle identification ntim-
William John Kovar pleaded
not guilty to habitual driving with a
license that has been suspended,
Charles Michael Latimer
pleaded not guilty to possession of
a chemical used to manufacture a
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controlled substance and posses-
sion of a controlled substance.
Keith Everette Madison
pleaded not guilty to habitual driv-
ing with a license that has been
suspended or revoked and failure to
stop for an inspection.
Sheretta Shelet McNeil
pleaded not guilty to sale or deliv-
ery of a controlled substance and
possession of more than 20 grams
Ronald Bernard Morris plead-
ed not guilty to sale or delivery of
cocaine and sale or delivery of
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a child-
Sarina O'Neal pleaded guilty
to violating probation for a
2002 conviction of possession of
cocaine and possession of a
counterfeit payment. She was
adjudicated guilty, her probation
was terminated and revoked and
she was sentenced to 15 months
in a state prison with credit for
time served. O'Neal was ordered to
pay $1,195.64 in outstanding
Milenko Milo Pajevic pleaded
not guilty to possession of cocaine.
Loretta Cannady Phillips with-
drew a plea of not guilty and plead-
ed guilty to grand theft. She was
adjudicated guilty and sentenced
to six months in the Nassau County
Jail with credit for time served.
Cannady was ordered to pay S370
in court costs and a $50 public
Jermaine Lavon Roberts
pleaded guilty to sale or delivery of
He was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to six years in a state
prison with credit for four years
and four months of time served.
Roberts was ordered to pay $470 in
court.cqsts. He was not prosecuted
on two additional charges of sale or
delivery of cocaine. ,
Joshua Jovan Roberts plead-
ed not guilty to two counts of sale
or delivery of cocaine, two counts
of possession of cocaine and driving
with a license that has been sus-
pended or revoked.
Raymond Millard Scales with-
drew a plea of not guilty and plead-
ed guilty to grand theft. Scales was
adjudicated guilty and sentenced
to nine months in the Nassau
County Jail with credit for time
served. Scales was ordered to pay
$428 in restitution to his victim,
$370 in court costs and a $50 pub-
lic defender's lien.
Donna Jane Sumrall withdrew
a plea of not guilty and pleaded
guilty to grand theft. She was adju-
dicated guilty and sentenced to
time served in the Nassau County
Jail. Sumrall was ordered to pay
$370 in court costs and a $50 pub-
lic defender's lien.
James Morris Sutton Jr. with-
drew a plea of not guilty and plead-
ed guilty to a misdemeanor charge
of writing a worthless check. Sutton
was adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to time served in the Nassau
County Jail. Sutton was ordered to
pay a $30 processing fee and $190
in court costs.
Frank J. Tolosi was sent to a
pre-trial intervention program for
his charge of obtaining property
for worthless checks. If he suc-
cessfully completes that program,
the charge against him will be
Johnny Wayne Townsend
pleaded not guilty to habitual driv-
ing with a license that has been
suspended or revoked.
Steven Allen Warfield. with-
drew a plea of not guilty and plead-
ed guilty to grand theft of a motor
vehicle and fleeing and attempting
to elude police.
Warfield was adjudicated guilty
and sentenced to time served in
the Nassau County Jail. Warfield
was not prosecuted on charges of
obstructing a police officer with-
out violence and reckless driving.
He was ordered to pay $370 in
court costs and a $50 public defend-
John Patrick Wilson pleaded
not guilty to criminal attempt solic-
itation conspiracy and aggravated
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ter, Peyton, was swimming in
the ocean with me at her
side, when she suddenly said
that she felt like she had
been bitten or stung by
something. We got out and
examined the area, but there
were not any marks on her
skin. She did feel like she
was getting burned about the
area of her leg, and so we
poured some water across
the area and then she put
some ice on it After about 20
minutes, her pain subsided
and she was right back in the
We thought that maybe
she had been stung by a jelly-
fish, but given how quickly
she got over it, we didn't feel
like this was actually what
happened. It was not until the
next morning when she got.
out of bed, and we saw the
raised red bumps in a
straight line across her thigh
did we know for sure that
indeed she had been another
victim of a "jellyfish attack."
Jellyfish are found all over
the world and release a
venom when their tentacles
come in contact with skin,
which we call a "sting." Even
a jellyfish lying on the shore
can sting you if touched in
Raised, red welts develop
along the site of the sting,
often in a whip-like fashion,
and may last for 1-2 weeks.
An itchy skin rash referred to
as "seabather's eruption"
may then appear and then
last for up to a few weeks
after the sting. While the
sting of a jellyfish or
Portuguese man-of-war can
cause severe illness and
extreme pain, documented
deaths are rare and often
result from a severe allergic
reaction. The most ven-
omous jellyfish in the world
is known simply as the Box
jellyfish and is found in the
Indian Ocean and South
Pacific. It can cause a fatal
reaction and it is the only jel-
lyfish for which a specific
antidote antiveninn) exists.
According to Lt. Thomas
Wright of the Jacksonville
Beach Ocean Rescue, the
cabbage head jellyfish is
most common to our beaches
here on the First Coast You
may have often seen these
washed up on the beach. In
addition to the cabbage head,
there are other species of jel-
lyfish in our waters, including
the infamous man o'war. The
Portuguese man-of-war is
most common in the tropical
and subtropical regions of
the Pacific and Indian oceans
and in the Gulf Stream of the
North Atlantic Ocean. If the
presence of Portuguese man-
of-war has been noted in the
area, lifeguards will signal
this with purple flags, the
color chosen because of the
similar color to the man-of-
war. The stings of this jelly-
fish are similar to other jelly-
fish stings, but much more
intense and painful.
If you have been stung,
thoroughly wash the area
without rubbing it. Washing
with seawater is preferable to
fresh water. Ice may be used
to help control the pain.
Further treatment for stings
uses a 50/50 mixture of vine-
gar or ammonia and water to
neutralize the toxin. Urine is
commonly discussed as an
irrigant and does work, but I
think I would stick with the
sea water to wash it off.
Another common remedy is
a combination of water and
meat tenderizer, or water and
baking soda. This can be
mixed into a paste that can
be spread on the affected
area until the pain subsides.
SMITH Continued on 15A
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The Yulee Little League 11- and 12-year-old Allstars were the District 11 runners-up. The team included, front
row from left, DJ. Kiely, Jesse Holbrook, Jordan Ortiz, Conner McNamee, Joey Lindberg, Thomas Guinn; back
row, CJ. Shelton, manager Todd Love, Kyle Sharpe, Sean Jowers, Josh Thomas, DJ. Stewart, coach Tommy
Guinn and Shayne McCance.
Yulee Allstars second in district
The District 11 tournament finished
just as it started for Yulee Little League's
11- and 12-year-old Allstars -with loss-
es to eventual champion Navy Ortega
Yulee fell 12-5 to Navy Ortega League
in the District 11 championship game
Monday, ending a six-game run that start-
ed with Yulee's opening loss, 6-0, to NOL
on July 2 in Baker County.
Sandwiched between the pair of loss-
es, Yulee kept plugging away, collecting
four wins to eventually get a rematch
with NOL in the championship game.
On July 5, Yulee beat Callahan 12-3.
D.J. Stewart and Sean Jowers each had a
home run for Yulee. Jowers and Kyle
Sharpe split time on the mound.
"Our defense was strong the whole
tournament," said manager Todd Love.
Thomas Guinn pitched five shutout
.innings on July 6, but the scoreless stale-
mate was brokwi\fi\thetsinth innihn 'IHfe-
gave up two runs to St. Augustine, but
Yulee had four runs of its 'own for a 4-2
"It was mainly defense," Love said of
the game. "We had a double play turned
by Conner McNamee and Josh Thomas
had pop flies to him in outfield."
Sean Williams threw a three-hitter on
July 7 in Yulee's 7-1 win over Highlands.
Stewart collected another home run and
Thomas had a pair of hits.
Another win came on July 9 as Yulee
topped Baker County 6-3. Guinn pitched
all six innings and was 2-1 on the mound
for the tournament
The wins pitted Yulee against neme-
sis NOLfor in the title game on Monday.
"It was a hearthreaker.'- 'E8id. 81
Down just 6-5 until the sixth inning,
Yulee succumbed to NOL 12-5.
"We fell apart," Love said.
Guinn had a pair of home runs in the
game and Stewart had his third of the
season in the district championship
The season ended on Monday for
Yulee. Only the district champ advances
to the next level.
ON THE WATER WITH
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2005
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
River Raft Race
The third annual Lands End Deli Amelia River
I Raft Race, which was slated for Saturday, has been
canceled due to lack of participation, according to
organizer Karl Weilbacher.
Weilbacher said Wednesday he was canceling
the event because there were just nine entrants
for the race. Last year's race drew four less rafts
than the year before, and Weilbacher said, it looked
as if the 2005 event would have even less partici-
pation. He said plans for future races are now up in
Proceeds from Saturday's race were to benefit
the Nassau County Special Olympics.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission is encouraging would-be hunters to
sign up and take its mandatory hunter safety course
this summer and not wait until the fall. This time of
year provides the best opportunity to get into a
class as slots are more readily available.
The FWC hunter safety course, or similar
approved course by another state, province or
organization, is a requirement to obtaining a Florida
hunting license for anyone born on or after June 1,
1975. Even though the course is not required for
persons born before that date, it is recommended,
especially for beginning hunters.
Classes are taught throughout the state by cer-
tified volunteer instructors who teach firearm safe-
ty and laws, basic hunting terminology, conserva-
tion, safe hunting practices, outdoor ethics, wildlife
identification and management, survival, field first
aid and the Florida Wildlife Code. The course is free
and prepares sportsmen for a safer, more reward-
ing experience while ini the outdoors.
S" The F1irrid- huintrer -tty course meetr all the
requirements for liunter sIdety training throughout
North America. It also is essential for Floridians
who wish to hunt in most other states or in Canada
and need to purchase a non-resident license.
Traditional classes are slated for the week of July
18-23 (no class July 20) from 6-9 p.m. in Hilliard and
the week of July 26 through Aug. 4 (no class Aug.
3)from 6-9 p.m. in Callahan. A bow hunting course
is slated from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 in Hilliard.
Stingrays top Argyle, Baymeadows in tri-meet
Championships .... ...
set for July 27-30 -.
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The Stingrays won big Saturday
in their only triple meet of the sea-
son. Team Fernandina garnered
476 team points, outscoring the
Argyle Allstars (229 points) and
the Baymeadows Blue Dolphins
The hours of practicing have
really paid off for the Stingrays,
who wrapped up their season with
4 wins and only 2 losses.
The team will compete next in
Regional Championships July 27-
30 in Jacksonville.
Records are made to be bro-
ken, right? The Stingrays show
this is their belief as they continue
to break both pool and team
records each week. This week, a
new pool record for the girls 8-
and-under 25-yard freestyle was
set by Maggie Roebuck. She also
set new team records in both the
25- and 50-yard freestyle as well
as the 25-yard backstroke.
Other team record breakers
include Kaylynn Chauncey (girls
10-and-under 100-yard freestyle),
Conner Lawrence (boys 11-12 50-
yard breaststroke), Alex Berg
(boys 15-18 100-yard freestyle) and
Lance Croft (boys 15-18 100-yard
"A" time achievers included
Maggie Roebuck (25 free, 50 free,
25 breast), Avery Douglas (25
breast, 25 back), Conner Lawrence
(50 free) Alex Berg (50 free, 100
free, 50 fly), Lance Croft (50 free,
50 fly) and Jon Seidel (50 free).
"B" Time achievers included
Avery Douglas (25 back), Megan
Altman (25 back), Zoe Reyes (25
back), Kaylynn Chauncey (100
free, 50 back, 50 breast), Lindsey
Adam (50 free), Lindsay Moody
(50 free, 100 free), Francesca
Ferrara (50 free, 100 free), Rachel
Christian (100 breast), Carson
Nave (25 back), Michael Combs
(25 fly), Conner Lawrence (50
breast, 50 fly), Thomas Seidel (50
free, 100 free), Lance Croft (100
W.. *-... i.,
Left, Bobbie Birch helps daughter Chloe pre-
pare for her win in the breaststroke competi-
tion Saturday for the Team Fernandina
Stingrays. Above, brothers Dakota and
Conner Lawrence don't let being competitors
get in the way of their brotherly love. Below
left, Savannah Edwards dreams of a big win.
Below right, "Tell me again how you did
that?" asks Nathan Seidel of his big brother
Thomas. Results from Saturday's meet, 15A.
PHOTOS BY LAURA BEASLEY/SPECIAL
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2005 SPORTS NEWS-LEADER
Soccer Made in America Camps arrived at Fernandina's Ybor Alvarez Soccer complex on
June 27 for a week-long camp featuring U23 women's coach and USSF "A" coach Aleks
Mihailovic. This year, he traveled with, pictured, Sergi Daniv (recently retired from MLS
Chicago Fire), David Jaros (U.S. professional goalkeeper coach), Alen Potrajek (German pro
player), Milos Mamula (captain of Jacksonville University men's 1998 TAAC champs) and
Steve Lennon (J.U. and Fernandina Beach High School assistant coach 1995-1998). All the
coaches are nationally licensed.
Team Fernandina 476, Argyle 229, Rainwater, 3:48.62. 8-and-under 50-yard freestyle: 1.
Baymeadows 402 11-12 50-yard freestyle: 2. Sara Matthew SooHoo, 44.58; 2. Michael
Saturday at Fernandina Beach Edwards, 30.21; 3. Hannah Wrenn, Combs, 44.75; 3. Carson Nave, 47.23;
30.52; 6. Stormy Akins, 39.05. 5. Nick DeWald, 1:25.95; 6. Patrick
Girls 11-12 100-yard freestyle: 2. Sara Borgman, 1:38.64.
6-and-under 25-yard freestyle: 1. Edwards, 1:09.09; 5. Maggie 8-and-under 25-yard backstroke: 1.
Katie McNeil, 22.46; 2. Kelly Hill, 23.95; Schweitzer, 1:24.98; 7. Irenna Quails, Carson Nave, 22.51; 3. Nick DeWald,
4. Sydne Caddy, 28.68; 6. Madeline 1:59.94. 38.79; 4. Graham Croft, 42.48; 5. Paul
Jarman, 28.85; 7. Katie Brauda, 31.09; 11-12 50-yard backstroke: 2. Sara Borgman, 52.99.
9. Kira Rittgers, 34.59; 11. Olivia Ballard, Edwards, 37.77; 6. Irenna Quails, 8-and-under 25-yard butterfly: 1.
39.47; 12. Abby Hamilton, 45.66; 13. 1:01.23. Michael Combs, 21.55.
Juliana Reeve, 55,00. 11-12 50-yard breaststroke: 2. 8-and-under 100-yard Medley
6-and-under 25-yard backstroke: 1. Hannah Wrenn, 41.19; 5. Maggie Relay: 1. Carson Nave, Michael Combs,
Madeline Jarman, 28.16; 2. Katie Schweitzer, 44.18. Matthew SooHoo, Camp Priest, 1:58.82;
McNeil, 28.54; 3. Kelly Hill, 29.03; 5. 11-12 50-yard butterfly: 2. Hannah 3. Nick DeWald, Paul Borgman, Patrick
Katie Brauda, 32.69; 7. Kira Rittgers, Wrenn, 38.18. Borgman, Dalton Thrift, 3:34.65.
45.51; 9. Abby Hamilton, 47.74; 10. 11-12 200-yard Medley Relay: 1,.. 1b-and-under 50-yard freestyle: 1.
Sydne Caddy, 50.17; 12. Olivia Ballard, Stormy Akins, Maggie Schweitzer,' Josh Reeve 37 34; 4. Christopher Azar,
54.44. Hannah Wrenn, Sara Edwards, 2:40.18. -10 38 5. Nathan Seidel, 40.97; 6.
8-and-under 25-yard freestyle: 1. 13-14 50-yard freestyle: 3. Lindsey Timothy Seidel, 42.67; 7. Johnathan
Maggie Roebuck, 16.14; 4. Zoe Reyes, Adam, 30.60; 4. Lindsay Moody, 30.71; Azar, 44.48.
20.92; 6. Megan Combs, 24.07; 7. 10. Bridey Scully, 31.75; 11. Sarah 10-and-under 100-yard freestyle: 2.
Madison Caddy, 25.69; 8. Coral Wilcox, Byrne, 32.68; 13. Loren Kelleher, 34.26; Josh Reeve, 1:25.60; 5. Christopher
26.78; 9. Madeline Jarman, 27.42; 10. 14. Marney Paul, 35.17. Azar, 1:34.90; 6. Nathan Seidel,
Morgan Long, 28.18; 12. Emma Priest, 13-14100-yard freestyle: 3. Lindsay 1:35.99.
36.12; 13. Olivia Ballard, 41.52. Moody, 1:07.08; 5. Bridey Scully, 10-and-under 50-yard backstroke: 3.
8-and-under 50-yard freestyle: 1. 1:08.92; 8. Lindsey Adam, 1:13.20; 9. Johnathan Azar, 53.93; 4. Nathan
Maggie Roebuck, 36.97; 2. Avery Sarah Byme, 1:13.76; 10. Loren Seidel, 59.53.
Douglas, 41.56; 3. Sydni Middaugh, Kelleher, 1:16.24; 12. Marney Paul, 10-and-uhder 50-yard breaststroke:
53.42; 4. Morgan Long, 58.93; 5. Jade 1:21.87; 14. Erica Shelton, 1:32.26; 15. 1. Timothy Seidel, 49.65.
Beasley, 59.03; 6. Megan Combs, Jessica Schwec, 1:35.56. 10-and-under 50-yard butterfly: 1.
59.40; 7. Chloe Meierdierck, 1:05.61. 13-14 100-yard backstroke: 5. Josh Reeve, 43.94.
8-and-under 25-yard backstroke: 1. Lindsay Moody, 1:23.06; 9. Jessica 10-and-under 200-yard Medley
Megan Altman, 22.82; 2. Avery Douglas, Schwec, 2:10.32. Relay: 1. Johnathan Azar, Timothy
23.05; 3. Zoe Reyes, 24.19; 4. Madison 13-14 100-yard breaststroke: 3. Seidel, Josh Reeve, Nathan Seidel,
Caddy, 26.44; 5. Coral Wilcox, 26.51; 6. Bridey Scully, 1:28.78; 7. Jessica 3:24.86.
Chloe Birch, 29.50; 7. Morgan Long, Schwec, 2:12.88. 11-12 50-yard freestyle: 3. Conner
29.70; 8. Jade Beasley, 30.49; 11. 13-14 50-yard butterfly: 4. Lindsey Lawrence, 28.54; 5. Jacob Seidel,
Emma Priest, 31.73; 12. Sydni Adam, 34.71; 8. Sarah Byrne, 38.24; 10. '35.62; 7. Ian Paul, 36.73; 8. Michael
Middaugh, 32.81. Loren Kelleher, 42.13; 12. Marney Paul, Azar, 50.74.
8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke: 1. 42.90; 13. Erica Shelton, 54.13. 11-12 100-yard freestyle: 3. Patrick
Maggie Roebuck, 22.28; 2. Avery 13-14 200-yard Medley Relay: Croft, 1:14.72; 5. Jacob Seidel, 1:17.82;
Douglas, 22.47; 3. Madison Caddy, 3.Lindsay Moody, Sarah Byrne, Bridey 6. Stephen SooHoo, 1:18.77; 8. Ian
27.61; 5. Megan Altman, 30.71; 6. Scully, Loren Kelleher, 2:33.85. Paul, 1:31.50; 9. Michael Azar, 2:07.31.
Megan Combs, 30.97; 7. Chloe Birch, 15-18 50-yard freestyle: 3. 11-12 50-yard backstroke: 1. Patrick
31.17; 8. Sydni Middaugh, 38.05. Francesca Ferrara, 28.52; 5. Caitie Croft, 38.96; 2. Stephen SooHoo, 45.56;
8-and-under 25-yard butterfly: 1. Hetchka, 30.65; 6. Erin Scully, 31.81. 3. Ian Paul, 46.96; 4. Jacob Seidel,
Chloe Birch, 26.17; 3. Chloe 15-18 100-yard freestyle:.4. 48.98.
Meierdierck, 32.06. Francesca Ferrara, 1:04.77; 5. Rachel 11-12 50-yard breaststroke: 2.,
8-and-under 100-yard Medley Christian, 1:06.02; 7. Erin Scully, Conner Lawrence, 39.37; 4. Michael
Relay: 1. Maggie Roebuck, Avery 1:12.44; 8. Amber Roberts, 1:22.89. Azar, 1:14.03.
Douglas, Chloe Birch, Megan Altman, 15-18 100-yard backstroke: 3. 11-12 50-yard butterfly: 2. Conner
1,:33.40. ,- chelqoistian, 1 18.07; 4ran spar ayn/e 3 99L trick Cro 7q- m
lO-andurider 50-yard lree.r/i .Terrara, 1 :1.26. 6. Stephen SooHoo, 54.71.
Savanna Edwards, 39.80; 9. Caitlyn 15-18' 100-yard breaststroke: 2. 1 11-12 200-yard Medley Relay: 1.
O'Rourke, 40.25; 10. Sara Brauda, Rachel Christian, 1:22.03; 6. Amber Patrick Croft, Stephen SooHoo, Conner
42.53; 12. Lee Southwick, 47.61; 14. Roberts, 1:38.03; 7. Traci Roggie, Lawrence, Jacob Seidel, 2:39.92.
Alex Curtright, 1:37.42. 1:53.90. 13-14 50-yard freestyle: 1. Thomas
10-and-under 100-yard freestyle: 3. 15-18 50-yard butterfly: 3. Caitie Seidel, 27.50.
Kaylynn Chauncey, 1:12.64; 4. Corinne Hetchka, 35.53; 4. Erin Scully, 38.08; 5. 13-14 100-yard freestyle: 2. Thomas
Priest, 1:25.06; 6. Savanna Edwards, Amber Roberts, 44.09; 6. Traci Roggie, Seidel, 1:01.05.
1:32.14; 7. Caitlyn O'Rourke, 1:32.81; 9. 46.06. 13-14 100-yard backstroke: 2.
Sara Brauda, 1:37.42; 10. Ashley 11-18 200-yard Medley Relay: 2. Dakota Lawrence, 1:27.81.
Rainwater, 1:39.07; 13. Anna Cantor, Rachel Christian, Caitie Hetchka, 13-14 100-yard breaststroke: 2.
2:36.48. Lindsey Adam, Francesca Ferrara, Thomas Seidel, 1:24.62; 4. Dakota
10-and-under 50-yard backstroke: 3. 2:25.16; 3. Jessica Schwec, Amber Lawrence, 1:27.67.
Kaylynn Chauncey, 41.14; 7. Caitlyn Roberts, Traci Roggie, Erin Scully, 13-14 50-yard butterfly: 2. Dakota
O'Rourke, 51.85; 7. Sara Brauda, 51.85; 3:00.79. Lawrence, 39.69.
9. Savanna Edwards, 51.96; 10. Ashley 15-18 50-yard freestyle: 1. Alex
Rainwater, 56.49; 11. LeeSouthwick, Boys Berg, 23.44; 3. Lance Croft, 23.94; 4.
59.45; 12. Melissa Benner, 1:01.19; 14. 6-and-under 25-yard freestyle: 3. Jon Seidel, 24.54; 7. Ellwood Janney,
Sarah Curtright, 1:27.30. Camp Priest, 27.70; 6. Jonathan 29.24.
10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke: Balyeat, 34.92; 8. Dalton Thrift, 36.26; 15-18 100-yard freestyle: 1. Alex
2. Kaylynn Chauncey, 43.71; 8. Corinne 10. Kai Rittgers, 40.47. Berg, 52.29; 5. Jon Seidel; 1:02.55; 6.
Priest, 58.88; 9. Melissa Benner, 6-and-under 25-yard backstroke: 2. Ellwood Janney, 1:12.14.
1:01.10. Camp Priest, 37.54; 8. Kai Rittgers, 15-18 100-yard backstroke: 2.
10-and-under 50-yard butterfly: 3. 52.65; 9. Jonathan Balyeat, 55.41; 10. Lance Croft, 1:02.59.
Corinne Priest, 43.71; 9. Lee Southwick, Dalton Thrift, 58.71. 15-18 50-yard butterfly: 1. Lance
1:04.11; 10. Melissa Benner, 1:06.24. 8-and-under 25-yard freestyle: 1. Croft, 25.99; 2. Alex Berg, 26.95.
10-and-under 200-yard Medley. Michael Combs, 19.74; 2. Carson Nave, 11-18 200-yard Medley Relay: 1.
Relay: 2. Sara Brauda, Kaylynn '21.00; 3. Matthew SooHoo, 21.56; 5. Thomas Seidel, Lance Croft, Alex Berg,
Chauncey, Corinne Priest, Savanna Paul Borgman, 31.72; 6. Nick DeWald, Jon Seidel, 1:58.54; 3. lan Paul, Ellwood
Edwards), 3:05.47; 4. Caitlyn O'Rourke, 35.30; 7. Dalton Thrift, 37.33; 8. Graham Janney, Dakota Lawrence, Michael
Melissa Benner, Lee Southwick, Ashley Croft, 42.12; 9. Patrick Borgman, 51.26.. Azar, 2:56.57.
SMITH. Continued from 14A
and hydrocortisone cream may help control the
itching that later develops. If you are at the beach,
some lifeguards may carry an ointment called
Stingaid, a gel which contains menthol, meat ten-
derizer and vinegar to treat the sting and soothe
Although it is rare, a severe allergic reaction is
possible. If you begin to feel muscle spasms or feel
like you are having difficulty breathing or that you
are having swelling within your lips, tongue or .
throat, seek medical treatment immediately.
This column is written to discuss issues regard-
ing sports, medicine and safety. It is not intended to
serve as a replacementfor treatment by your regular
doctor It is only designed to offer guidelines on the
prevention, recognition and care of injuries and ill-
ness. Specific concerns should be discussed with your
physician. Mail your questions to Gregory Smith,
MD., Sports Medicine, 1250 S. 18th Street, Suite
204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. For appoint-
ments, call 261-8787 or visit www.gsmithmd.com.
Ron Veal camp canceled
The fourth annual Ron Veal Football Camp,
which was scheduled for July 21-23, in Fernandina
Beach, has been canceled.
Turtle Trot set
Entries are now being accepted for the annual
Labor Day 5K and 10K Turtle Trot. The running
event will be held Sept. 3, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at
Fort Clinch State Park. Registration is $15 until Aug.
26 and $20 afterwards through race day. Pick up
entry forms and register at Amelia Island Wellness
Center (869 Sadler Rd.), Red Otter Outfitters (1012
Atlantic Ave.) or on-line at www.ameliaislandrun
Awards will be three deep male and female in the
following age groups: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29,
30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and older. T-shirts will
distributed to all runners and walkers. Awards cere-
mony will be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Bib race number will be honored as a car
pass to Fort Clinch all day Sept. 3.
Pre-registered runners and walkers may pick up
race packets at Amelia Wellness Center from 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Sept. 2. Race packets will also be at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center beginning at 7
a.m. on race day.
Race proceeds will be donated to the Amelia
Island Sea Turtle Watch. For information, contact
the Amelia Island Runners at 491-0369.
Marathon training team
Girls on the Run is building a team of local .
women who want to run for a reason and have fun.
Ladies are invited to join GOTR to train for the
Miami Marathon/Half-Marathon (your choice) and
help support the GOTR girls!
It is open to all women (walkers, beginner run-
ners, experienced marathoners and everyone in
between). Take the summer to build up your running
base (training program begins Oct. 1). Talk with our
coach over the summer to get training advice before
the official program begins. Train in the fall and win-
ter when it's cooler. There is a fund-raising commit-
ment of $262.
There will be fun socials and informative training
clinics. Team sizes are limited and on a first-come,
first-served basis, so sign-up early to reserve a spot.
Register at www.active.com or get more details at
Fernandina Beach High School volleyball-team
will hold an open practice from 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 1-5.,
Tryouts will be from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 8-9. Players must
have an updated physical.
The Quarterback Club's deadline for member-
ship/season ticket applications and advertising
applications has been extended to Aug. 1. The
remaining chair back seats are available. For more
information and availability, please visit our website,
www.fbhspirates.com or contact Mike Mekara at
(904) 608-4600 or or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Quarterback Club's next regular meeting is
at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Fernandina Beach High
School media center (library) and refreshments will.
The Quarterback Club and football staff requests
volunteers to assist with cleaning up the Pirate
Field. Work will be completed on two consecutive
Saturday, July 30 and Aug. 6, starting at approxi-
mately 9 a.m.
A volleyball camp will be held at Yulee Middle
School from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 1-4. It is open to girls in
grades 6-8 and the cost is $25.
A soccer camp for boys and girls in grades 6-9
will be held from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 1-4 at YMS. Cost is
$25. Call 225-5116 for information.
Yulee Pop Warner
Yulee Athletic Association will hold sign-ups for
Pop Warner football and cheerleading from 10 a.m.
to noon every Saturday through July 30 at the ath-
letic building at the Yulee Sports Complex on
Goodbread Road. A copy of the applicant's birth cer-
tificate, current wallet-size picture and a copy of the
student's report card for the last semester of school
For information, contact Kim Highsmith at 225-
8418 or Chris Turner at 483-7436.
Physical examinations for Pop Warner will be
held on July 30 from 10 a.m. to'noon. The cost is
$10 per athlete.
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner meets at 7 p.m.
on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
The football registration July 26 has been can-
celed due to a coaches clinic. Players may sign up
from 6-8 p.m. July 21 at the ballpark. Sports physi-
cals will be offered from 5:15-7 p.m. July 26 and
CHRIS FERNSLER/COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS
lisa Haviland of Fernandina Beach was the
female winner of the Firecracker 10K Run on
July 4 in St. Marys, Ga. Haviland had a first-
place time of 48:08.
July 28 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center.
Fee is $10. Registration will also be held during that
time. There are still a few spots for cheerleading.
Call Randall Mabe at 225-5474 or John Spence
at 261-3803,or or visit www.fernandinabeachpop
Yoga events for July
Y Yoga offers a stretch class at 8 a.m.
Wednesday. Ball and core classes are at 9 a.m.
Wed-neodays and 6 p.m. Thursday. Hot yoga ses-
sions are at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays.
Family yoga session will be offered July 23 at
9:30 a.m. It is a fun approach to yoga with kid-
friendly postures, which resemble, animals and ele-
ments of nature. The cost is $15 per family (no
restriction on age or family size).
The tiki yoga evening session is at the Scott
Road beach access at 8 p.m. July 21 in celebration
of the full moon. To celebrate Y Yoga's second
anniversary, there will be free yoga and ball classes
the week of July 17-23. Call Y Yoga at 415-9642.
The city of Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department is offering the following activities:
Adult volleyball is held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday
and Friday, and from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Peck
Gym. Cost is $3 per day ($5 non-city residents) or
$50 for three months for city residents ($65 for
1 R, o~iFaUr basketball court lime for ageS 18.'
and under at Peck Gym is held dn Saturdays from"
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Maximum number of participants is
20, and school identification is required.
Adult tennis clinics are offered at the Central
Park courts with instructor Lanny Kalpin. 3.0/3.5
doubles/singles clinic on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
from 6-7 p.m. or Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. Beginner
clinic on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Advanced begin-
ner clinic on Fridays from 9-10 a.m. Fee is $66 for
city residents, $71 non-city. Maximum of five partici-
pants. Register at the Atlantic Center. Call Kalpin at
491-0255 or 557-8110.
Private, semi-private (two people) or group
(three or more) tennis lessons will be available in
morning or evening sessions at the Central Park
courts. Private fee is $40 per hour for city residents,
$45 non-city. Semi-private fee is $42 per hour for
city residents, $47 non-city. Group rate is $44 per
hour for city residents, $49 non-city. Call Lanny
Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557-8110. Register at the
'Summer youth tennis camps for boys and girls
ages 5-16 (beginner to intermediate) will be held at
the Central Park courts with instructor Lanny Kalpin
July 18-21 and July 25-28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost
is $50 per week for city residents ($45 per week if
siblings), $55 non-city ($50 if siblings). Limit is 20
per camp. Register at the Atlantic Center. Contact
Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557-8110.
Central Park tennis court keys are available at
the Atlantic Center for $5 refundable deposit.
Callaghan's English Soccer Camp will be held.
July 18-22 at the Fernandina Beach Athletic
Complex for ages 5-14 from 9 a.m. to noon and
from 3-6 p.rni for ages 15-18. World class coaching
by some of England's finest coaches. Cost is $115
per person $10 discount for additional sibling) and
includes T-shirt. Register by July 15 at the Atlantic
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Kingfish are running offshore and striking deep with the aid of downriggers. T.D. Lacoss shows
off a king he landed recently.
Try Amberjack Hole for kings
K"' ingfish action offshore is excellent for
3 schoolers running to 12 pounds. Some of
the best kingfish action is coming from
K the Amberjack Hole.
"We could have caught over 20 kingfish if we
had decided to stay," Capt. T.D. Lacoss said. "We
were fishing at AH reef where there was a variety
of king mackerel and barracuda. The bait was
stacked up over many of the ledges there and the
Capt. Allen Mills reports that fishing is good off-
"The water temperature is 78 degrees and the
offshore fishing is red hot," Mills said. "Bottom
fishing is excellent for red snapper and a few
grouper and the trolling is red hot for kingfish and
A few kings in the 20-pound class have also
begun to show up in the deep waters of the St.
Marys inlet. Kings have also moved inshore at the
Nassau Sound and seem to be running larger in
these popular kingfish waters.
Tarpon are running at the St. Marys inlet at
both the north and south jetty rocks. Some of the
best tarpon fishing is coming during the'very last
bf the falling tide while fishiig'ded ofn'the boutoiii
with cut whiting or menhaden. A low tide will
arrive at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, which sets up perfect
tidal conditions for tarpon fishing. A high tide will
arrive at 5:02 p.m.
. ..... A few slot-size redfish, 18-
27 inches, are running at the
St. Marys rock jetties during .
m K the incoming tide. Sheepshead
:--'^ fishing along the crusty rocks
should be excellent too in the
morning during low tide.
Sea trout are biting during
the flood tide once more while
casting 1/4-ounce Cotee led
Terry Lacoss head jigs rigged with a
"Electric Chicken" color plas-
"'. tic tail. Some of the best action
ON THE is coming while working
WATER points of flooding grass and
flooded oyster bars.
Flounder fishing is excellent during the falling
tide at creek mouths where fishermen should do
well while fishing super slow wvith live bullhead
minnows or finger mullet.
Some nice-size bull whiting have been running
long the beaches of Amelia Island and are taking
fresh shrimp fished close to the bottom.
The News-Leader encourages local anglers to sub-
mit photographs of exceptional catches. We will pub-
lish them in this space on Fridays. E-mail photos to
bjones@fbnewsleadercom, mail them to P.O. Box
766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035, or drop them by
the News-Leader office at 511 Ash St. in Fernandina
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Kay Day and her daugh-
ters Jen and Becky will sign
copies of Killing Earl at
Books Plus, 107 Centre St.
Beach, on July
16 from 2-4
to Day's book.
Killing Earl recounts turmoil in
the Day family as they under-
take an unexpected move to
Florida with Becky experienc-
ing a mystery illness that
stumps her doctors.
According to Day, the book is
the only work about Becky's
illness for laypersons. More
86,000 American children are
admitted to emergency rooms
each year with an illness
related to Becky's condition.
Centre'd Women meets
the third .Monday of each
month at 6:30 p.m. at
Eileen's Art &
The July 18
who will share
ences in the Fort
Clinch turtle watch program
as well as her color photos of
the turtles and birds of
Centre'd Women is an
informal gathering of women
- no rules, no dues, no stat-
ed mission -just girls who
want to have fun and network.
Bring a bottle of wine or a nib-
ble to share. The program
starts at 7:30 p.m.
For more information call
Eileen Moore at 556-5722 or
Dickie Anderson at 261-2425
A benefit to honor the
family of Adam Christopher
Kelley will be held July 23 at
the Kraft Athletic Club start-
ing at 2 p.m.
Dinners will be sold for $10
a plate to benefit the Adam,
Kelley Memorial Fund. To pre-
purchase a dinner ticket con-
tact Tabitha or Kym at Pye's
Equipment Co., 321-0107.
The Adam Kelley Memorial
Poker Run will depart the
Rivers Edge, 915 South 14th
Street, at noon, ending at the
athletic club. Call Pye's for
Donations also may be
made at First Coast
The Amelia Island
Museum of History will host
Dr. William Birdsong, who
will present a lecture entitled
"Civil War Medicine" on
Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at the muse-
The informative discussion
will look at the state of sci-
ence and medicine in the 19th
century, medicinal practices
during the Civil War, and the
war's contributions to the
development of improved
medical practices following
the conflict. Stair usage is
necessary. Entry is $5.
Broadcasting and Baptist
Health are teaming up again
to host the fifth annual
Speaking of Women's
Health conference on Aug.
20 at the Hyatt Regency
Jacksonville Riverfront (for-
merly the Adam's Mark).
This year's conference
features dynamic speakers, a
diversity of breakout sessions
and free personal screenings.
The conference is open to
everyone, but seating is limit-
ed and advance ticket pur-
chases are required. Tickets
are $35 and available by call-
ing WJCT at (904) 358-6322,
or by logging on to WJCT
Online at wjctorg and clicking
on "Speaking of Women's
Theatre will hold a one-week
children's theater camp for
ages 7 through 12 July 18-22.
Camp will be from 9 a.m. until
11:30 a.m., Monday through
Friday. Registration is $25.
There is a limit of 10 children.
Call 261-6749 for information
or a registration packet.
The Callahan Area Show
Theatre will present "Our
Community on Stage" July
19 at 11 a.m. at the new
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FRIDAY, JULY 15. 2005
NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH, FL
PAT FOSTER-TURLEY/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
Frogs in the pond at Simmons Cove. The sounds for each species are different, the green tree frogs, the cricket frogs, the south-
ern toad and the myriad other noisy residents, but they all join in full voice as dusk approaches.
TLLe ig sounds of Amelia
For the News-Leader
I ive in the Simmons Cove development,
right in the flight path of Fernandina
Beach Municipal Airport jets, and
beside increasingly busy Simmons
Sure, if I focus on it, I often hear loud and
noisy planes and helicopters overhead and a
constant background noise of automobile
traffic. But these are not the sounds I am
attuned to. Instead I listen to nature.
The first sound I hear in the morning is a
repetitive refrain of "chuck wills widow,"
"chuck wills widow," "chuck wills widow."
Chuck wills widow is a "goat sucker" type
bird whose call seems to mimic its flame,
although the "chuck"iAsoft and you ha.ejto..
Other folks in our neighborhood
are notso sound-tolerant, and
sometimes complain about the
frog calls. Like the rest ofAmelia
Island's true nature, however, the
frogs must be lived with. .
listen hard to hear it.
Maybe you've driven down a deserted
road in Fort Clinch or elsewhere at night and
'seen one hunkered down boldly on the road.
Or maybe not. I've not seen them often
myself, but in Tanzania and Botswana I've
_.een their gpatisucker cousins, the nightjars.
in similar situations. How they got to be
called goatsuckerss" is anyone's guess, but
like goats, they do settle in the warm roads
, The daytime is filled with bird sounds. I
hear the staccato "kik-kik-kik-kik" of the
kingfisher as it flies onto my pond-side bald
cypress tree to watch the fish in the retention
pond. Sometimes I hear a splash, and look
out from my computer desk to see the king-
fisher fly away with its catch.
''A more chirpy "tic-tic" call signals that Ma
and Pa Cardinial are at the bird feeder catch-
ing a few morsels before the squirrels mount
their daily attack.
A screaming call introduces the red-shoul-
dered hawk that searches for its prey from
FROGS G.nitni' q;;d,,.B..,
NouveauArtin the SouthHall
The seventh exhibit of
Nouveau Art in the South Hall is
on display in the Co-op Gallery,
18 N. Second St in Fernandina
The theme of the new exhibit
is "Island Livin." Juried by pro-
fessional artist Joann Speas, it
will remain on display through
At right is "Catch of the Day"
by Norma Jean McLeod, who
was awarded first place. Best of
show went to Richard Hultberg
for his '"Voodstorks on Nest,"
Second place was Barbara Fuller
and third, Diana Tyson.
Honorable mentions went to
Sharon Badenoch, Sherry.
Ferber, Kay Bartram, Carol
Winner, Sandra Baker-Hinton
and Marie Nettles.
Harvey Sibley and Karen
Lavine received the Gallery
The next Nouveau Art exhibit
will begin in September and last
through October. The theme of
the show is "Literary Visions."
The show is open to all mem-
The "First Friday" opening
reception will be from 5-8 p.m. on
Sept 2. Entries will be received
on Aug.30 from 9 a.m. to noon.
For information about the
Island Art Association, call 261-
Healing BALM of N:E. Florida will present "Ifs
About You," a rally to increase community health
awareness and HIV/AIDS education for adults and
teenagers, from 6-8 p.m, tonight at the Martin Luther
King Jr. Recreation Center on Elm Street. The rally
will feature music, free food and gifts.
For information, call David Bradley at 225-5504.
July is State Parks
Florida and Talbot
ow Islands State Parks is
hosting ranger pro-
grams that introduce visitors to the rich
and complex environment that make-up these barri-
er island parks. Florida State Parks are open daily 8
a.m. to sunset with plenty of activities for daylong or
extended weekend enjoyment.
This weekend, July 16 and 17, enjoy "What Slithers
at Talbot" at 1 p.m. in Pavilion 10 at Little Talbot
Island State Park. The event is free with park admis-
For more information call (904) 251-2320 or visit
'ETCHED IN THE EYES'
On July 17 at 3 p.m. the Beach Institute African
Center will open
"Etched in the Eyes.
the Spirit ofa People
The traveling pho- '
tographic exhibit by "
David Herman Jr.
will run through Aug. 28. The Beach Institute is
located at 502 E. Harris St. in Savannah. Call (912)
234-8000 or visit www.kingtisdell.org or www.
The artist will be present for a gallery talk at the
opening reception, which will also feature a presen-
tation by the African Spirit of Day Clean. The exhibit
and reception are free and
open to the public. ---
SEA WALK CONCERT
Nelson Rangell performs /
at 5 p.m. on July 17 at Sea /
Walk Pavilion in the city of
Jacksonville Beach's 4th
annual Summer Jazz
Concert series. Jimmy
Sommers headlines on Aug. 21. Admission to
both concerts is free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair
and enjoy a great evening of jazz. Check the website
at www.jacksonvillebeach.org for more information
or call the city's event hotline at (904) 247-6100.
ROBERT M. WEINTRAUB
For the News-Leader
In a recent column we added
our voice to the trashing of
merlot But not mentioned
was a,misunderstood oddity.
Merlot from Chile often had a dif-
ferent character more robust
and flavorful than merlot pro-
duced elsewhere. We nosed
around to determine why and dis-
covered what Chilean vintners
had learned a dozen years ago.
Many of the grape vines they
thought were merlot were actual-
ly something else: "The lost
grape of Bordeaux."
Bordeaux wines are a blend of
several grapes. As they developed
their world-class status in the
and 19th cen-
turies various U tic
blends were -'
ly with caber-
cabernet franc, merlot and a
grape believed to be an offshoot
of cabernet sauvignon known as
Carmenere, which dates back
to Roman times, was a difficult
grape to grow. It ripens late and
doesn't like high humidity and
that's a problem in coastal France
where it can get quite chilly and
wet in September and October.
When the dreaded root louse
phylloxera burrowed its way
through the vineyards of Europe
in the 1890s, it signaled the end
for carmenere. When the French
replanted they selected the most
.prn;,uientand profitable vines
and no new plantings of
carmenere were made.
Meanwhile, on the other side
of the world, Chilean wines were
evolving.. In the 1600s, Spanish
settlers brought with them
Spanish grape varieties that did
well in what is arguably the finest
grape-growing region in the
world. The 2,700-mile-long Chile
is the definition of geographic iso-"
lation. With the Antarctic ice off
its southern border, a desert off
the northern one, and its heart
squeezed between the Pacific
Ocean and the formidable Andes
Mountains, it is literally a cradle
for the choicest wine growing
conditions on the planet
The isolation has fostered a
wine-growing environment in
which little or no pesticides need
be used to ward off grape eating
predators. That enables Chile and
neighbor Argentina to be the only
WINE Continued on 5B
The Les DeMerle
Trio presents New
Orleans Nights with
shows at 7:30 and 9
p.m. on July 23 at K6fe
Hous:822 Sadler Road. Listen to the soulful Java Jazz
sounds of the Big Easy. Mardi Gras beads await you
at the door.
Tickets are $15 per person with limited seating
and available at the KOfe Hous. Call 277-7663.
in cooperation -
produce the -
70's musical. "The \\ iz on July
28 and 29 at the Peck Center. The play by William E
Brown and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls is an
adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard ofOz by Frank
The musical is under the direction of Nanette S.
Autry, chorus and drama teacher at Fernandina
Beach High School. Admission is a $5 donation. For
tickets or information, contact Autryat 261-7962.
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OUT Continued from 1B
Center, US 1 North on the right
before the fairgrounds. The vari-
ety show is open to anyone.
Registration is $15. Tickets are
$2. For information call (904) 879-
1726 or visit www.cast-fl.org.
Items are needed for the the-
ater that can be used for props
and costumes for upcoming
plays. Call Brenda Harkcom at
(904) 879-1726 or Lori Morris at
Arts camps available at the
Amelia Arts Academy this sum-
SFun camp for pre-schoolers
SYou Gotta Have Art
Drum Fest with Les DeMerle
*The New Horizons Band (all
welcome during summer)
For dates/times/fees call 277-
1225 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Academy offers private
lessons year-round on all musical
As part of its popular film
series, Underground Cinema at
JMOMA, the Jacksonville
Museum of Modern Art will
screen highly acclaimed foreign
and independent films every
Wednesday at 7 p.m. in July (July
20, 27). Titled Underground
Summer Cinema, the lineup
includes films from South Korea,
France, Italy, Norway, Germany,
and the United States. Admission
is $5 JMOMA members; $7 non-
For information call (904) 366-
6911 or visit www.jmoma.org.
The Alhambra Dinner
Theatre season lineup includes
"Cinderella" through Aug. 7; "Ain't
Misbehavin'" Aug. 10-Sept. 4; "Do
Black Patent Leather Shoes
Really Reflect Up?" Sept. 7-Oct.
9; and "Gypsy" Oct. 12-Nov. 27.
Call the theater, 12000 Beach
Blvd. in Jacksonville, at 1-800-
688-7469 or e-mail info@alham-
1878 Tavern & Grille, 12 N.
Second St. Live entertainment.
Beech Street Grill, 801
Beech SL John Springer on
piano Fridays and Saturdays
starting at 7 p.m. Call 277-3662.
Beef '0' Brady's, 1916 South
14th St. Sports on 19 TVs, cable
and satellite; video games for
kids. CaB 261-0555.
Caf6 Karlbo, 27 N. Third St.
Live entertainment. Call 277-
The Crab Trap, 31 N. Second
St. Live entertainment. Call 261-
Fast Boys Wings Sports
Restaurant, 1699 South 14th St.
Poker night every Saturday, 7:30
p.m. until ..; trivia night every
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Call
Florida House Inn, 20 S.
Third St. Live entertainment. Call
The Green Turtle Tavern, 18
S. Third St. Karl W. Davis July
16, 18 and 21. Call 321-2324.
Gourmet Gourmet. 1408
Lewis St and A1 A. Solo guitarist
John Kaminski 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Thursday; Dos Guitar Trio 6:30-
9:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 261-
Hammerheads, Sadler Road
and Fletcher Avenue. Open mike
Midtown, 1930 Woodrow
Drive. Cutler Station Friday and
Saturday, Karaoke with Daddy-O
on Sunday; Wes Cobb Tuesday.
0'Kane's Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St. Live
Community Theater will present
The Vintage Players, the comedy, "Save Me a Place at
Jacksonville's only senior reper- Forest Lawn." Gourmet Gourmet
toire theater company, will per- will cater a gourmet dinner and
form a special version of "Bits there will be a live auction, silent
and Pieces" at 8 p.m. Aug. 13 auction, raffle, strolling musician
and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at First and cash bar. Tickets are $65 per
Coast Theater, 1014 King St., person. The event will benefit
Riverside. Nassau County senior citizens.
The performance will consist Call the Nassau County
of acts, plays, scenes and morno- Council on Aging at 261-0701 for
logues, which the Vintage Players tickets.
have perfected over the years.
They will begin taking reserva- ;jr! ~N1ONCERT ri.:s-iiii
tions on July 25. Admission is
$10. To reserve a seat call (904) The North Florida Bluegrass
642-1978. Association will hold its monthly
The Nassau,County Council
on Aging will host a "Sunset
Dinner Theater" from 5:30-9:30
"p.m. on Oct. 2 at Walker's
Master of ceremonies will be
Rep. Aaron Bean. Amelia
WINE Continued from 1B
two countries in the world to not
have been afflicted by the lethal
But weather and insects aren't
the only threat to good wine; so is
a poor political climate. Under
Spanish rule Chilean wine pro-
duction was limited; it was pro-
duced mainly by the church for
religious ceremonies. It wasn't
until Jose de San Martin and
Bernardo O'Higgins brought
democracy to Chile in 1818 that
the potential was unleashed. By
the 1850s Chilean winemaking
was reaching a level of sophistica-
tion that made it ready for the
world market. But it didn't have
the right grapes: the French vari-.
eties that were the international
market's standard. So Chilean
landowners hired French wine-
makers to establish in their coun-
try the cabernets, merlot,
chardonnay and sauvignon blanc
grapes and from Bordeaux
Somewhere along the line the
identity of carmenere was lost.
Looking very much alike, in
Chile merlot and carmenere
vines were planted together.
Unlike in France, where the cold,
wet Bordeaux autumns kept
carmenere production low, the
more ideal climate of Chile's
Maipo Valley was a boon for
carmenere, which flourished and
FROGS Continued from 1B
the wax myrtle snag on the oppo-
site pond bank. It doesn't linger
here long, though, because soon
enough the angry cries of a blue
jay alert the mockingbirds, and
both species begin their dive-
bomb attacks. I'm reminded of
oncoming drivers signaling with
their headlights the presence of a
traffic officer ahead. Like the offi-
cers, sometimes the hawk man-
ages to leave with a capture,.
sometimes it flies away empty-
taloned, so t6 speak. But always,
the hawk comes back and tries
Nothing surpasses the evening
frog chorus, though, for sheer
volume. No wonder I don't hear
planes their sounds are often
gathering today and all day July
16 at the Suwannee Valley
Campground in White Springs.
For more information and direc-
tions call Toby Vanderbilt at (904)
284-8901 or the Suwannee Valley
Campground at (386) 397-1667.
was considered a late-season
merlot. When phylloxera devas-
tated European vineyards in the
1890s, and the decision not to
replant carmenere was made,
Chile had the only remaining
carmenere vines in the world out-
side of research gardens. Only no
one knew it.
The other scourge of good
wine political climate -
brought a halt to Chilean wine
development just as it has so
often in other high potential wine
regions such as Argentina, South
Africa, Spain, the Danubian coun-
tries of Eastern Europe. From
1924 to 1989 Chile was beset by a
string of coups that kept the
country off balance. Under social-
ist president Salvador Allende
most Chilean industries were
nationalized in 1970, but even
after he was overthrown by a
coup in 1973, the following 16-
year cruel military dictatorship of
General Augusto Pinochet did
nothing for the wine industry.
When Pinochet's devastating
regime was overthrown in 1989
and democracy returned, Chile
was ready to rise to the chal-
Virtually overnight the
Chilean wine industry began to
make its mark on the world. An
emigration of Bordeaux wine tal-
ent reinvigorated the industry,
and this explains the appealing
style of so many Chilean wines
driven out by those golf-ball-sized
and smaller amphibians that
share the pond and landscape
with me. First one frog sounds,
then a few more and suddenly the
cacophony starts in earnest The
sounds for each species are differ-
ent, the green tree frogs, the
cricket frogs, the southern toad
and the myriad other noisy resi-
dents, but they all join in fullvoice
as dusk approaches.
In spring we can chart the
"waking up" of the different
species from their winter dorman-
cy, by listening to their various
voices and can hear the diversity
of the chorus build up over the
days into summer.
By the time the frogs settle
down, the night silence is broken
by a few fits and starts of frog
entertainment. Call 261-1000.
The Palace Saloon, 117
Centre St. Gitlo this weekend;
Yancy Clegg and John Flood
'Middle Ground" Mondays from 9
p.m. to close; DJ Kris Kiger
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
at 9 p.m. Call 491-3332.
PLAE (People Laughing And
Eating) Restaurant and
Lounge, Amelia Island
Plantation Spa & Shops, 80
Amelia Village Circle. Live enter-
tainment. Call 277-2132.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy.
Live entertainment In The Lobby
Lounge 8 p.m.-mldnight Sunday-
Thursday and 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Friday and Saturdays. Call 277-
Rivers Edge Dell & Sports
Bar, 915 S. 14th St., Jasmine
Plaza. Live entertainment. Call
Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707
Sadler Road. Live entertainment.
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998
S. Fletcher Ave. Live entertain-
ment. Call 277-6652.
Spanky's Seafood Grill and
Bar, 960062 Gateway Blvd. Live
music on the outside deck
Wednesday through Sunday.
Sparetime Lounge, Nassau
Bowling Center, 50 US 17, Yulee.
Live entertainment. Call 225-
The Surf, 3199 S. Fletcher
Ave. Duane Sanders, 6 p.m.-late
tonight; Hipp Street, 1-5 p.m. and
Bill Frank 6-late Saturday; Bill
Frank 1-5 p.m. and Alphonzo
Home 6-10 p.m. Sunday. Call
Amelia Arts Academy
announces that the Chorale is
singing again. Director Bob Moore
returns with Jim Wright, accompa-
nist. Mark your calendars for the
first rehearsal of the season at 7
p.m. on Aug. 22i
The New Horizons Summer
Band meets at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Aug. 23. Don
Reynolds, director of the award-
winning Fernandina Beach High
School, band, holds the baton', m,
"thFcugh Leibor Day. Call 277-1225
Bank Art, a First Coast
Community Bank art exhibit,
runs until Aug. 25. "Painted
Adventures" features the art of
Christina Long, Karen McFadyen,
Barbara Martin and Tamara K.
made from cabernet sauvignon.
These wines have an engaging
combination of fruitiness inter-
twined with structure and ele-
gance that epitomizes great
Bordeaux. Concha y Toro's
Casillero del Diablo, Casa
Lapostalle, Las Vascos and
Veramonte are vintners whose
cabs, chardonnays and sauvignon
blancs are all available at local
markets in the $10 to $11 range.
They are among the finest wines
at that price on the First Coast
It was the Chilean merlots,
however, that puzzled enologists
for many years. Why were these
sumptuous wines often more full
bodied, more flavorful, deeper in
color and more robust than mer-
lots from elsewhere? Was it the
soil, the climate? In 1993 the,
French viticulturist Jean-Michel
Boursiquit used DNA mapping to
discover that two similar, but dif-
ferent, vines had been growing
together for more than a century.
When the grapes were separated
and pressed, they gave different
results. And when winemakers
tasted the pure carmenere, they
realized they had been ignoring a
potential huge and profitable
Chilean winemakers stamped-
ed to recognize, then segregate
and develop carmenere. More
than a score of labels now pro-
duce the varietal. They see it
developing to fill the same posi-
sounds interspersed by our good-
night song, "Who Cooks for You,"
from the barred owl. I'll bet you
all are familiar with this sound of
a common owl in our midst Once
you put the phrase "who cooks for
you" on the call, you'll never for-
Bucko and I love these sounds
and keep our window open at
night even on the hottest summer
days to listen to these calls. When
I am working on my computer
during the day, I always have one
ear and one eye cocked outside.
Other folks in our neighborhood
are not so sound-tolerant, and
sometimes complain about the
frog calls. Like the rest of Amelia
Island's true nature, however, the
frogs must be lived with. Maybe
folks can put noise restrictions
For information about the
Island Art Association, call 261-
The Jacksonville Museum of
Modern Art, 333 North Laura St.,
Jacksonville, presents cutting
edge sculptural installations in
"Activating Space: Sculpture
as Environment," through Aug.
21. Call (904) 366-6911.
The Amelia Island Museum
of History is hosting a temporary
exhibit, "Summer and the Beach
on Amelia Island," with photo-
graphs and memorabilia relating
to historic summer and leisure
activities. Call 261-7378.
Alexanders, 4924 First Coast
Hwy., features local artists. Call
The Amelia Island Gallery,
2900 Atlantic Ave., features a vari-
ety of media and is open from
noon-8 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and until 5 p.m.
Barwick Studio, Inc., 4 N.
Second St., features original
watercolors by local artist Sandra
Pinchback Barwick. Open from 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday. Call 321-0833.
Blue Door Artists, 205-1/2
Centre St. Get your one-stop cre-
ativity fix as you enter the Blue
Door on Centre Street. Come visit
five of Amelia Island's most color-
ful and avant-garde working art
studios. Open Tuesday through
Saturday and by appointment.
Also open every first Friday
evening of the month for an open
house and studio tours 5-8 p.m.
C Square Studio, 205-1/2
Centre St. Featuring contempo-
rary paintings by local artist
Casey Matthews. Specializing in
original art, jewelry and art
objects. Open most days from 10
a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays from
noon-5 p.m. and always by
appointment. Call 556-1119.
D'Agnese Studio and Fine
Art Gallery, 205-1/2 Centre St.,
features oil and watercolor paint-
ings; bronze, marble and lime-
stone sculptures; lithographs,
serigraphs and paper and glass
collages. Open noon-6 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 10
a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday or by
appointment. Call 261-6044 or
Designs On... at 11 N. Third
,St. featur6stkomuil artistsvandi,IHN-I (
regional fine American craft art.
Open 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday or by appointment.
Eileen's Art and Antiques at
702 Centre St. Call 277-2717.
Harbor Lights, 31 N. Third
St., features work by Michael Van
Hom and a continuing display of
tion as zinfandel in California,
tempranillo in Spain, pinotage in
South Africa, shiraz in Australia,
sauvignon blanc and pinot noir in
New Zealand and sangiovese in
Italy, giving Chile the opportunity
to present to the world a varietal
of true individual character.
You can right now taste this
wonderful wine. Santa Alicia
Riserva (Amelia liquors $10)
came out on top in our tasting
due to bolder flavor, more com-
plex aroma and a longer finish.
Concha y Toro's Casillero del
Diablo label ($10 Publix) was
milder and did not convey the
excitement of the Santa Alicia.
Santa Carolina ($14 Publix) is a
drinkable wine, but the Santa
Alicia is preferred with its
intense, bright red color, aroma
of blackberries and cassis, and a
well-balanced, delicate finish.
Drink it with roasted red meats
such as grilled steak, roasted
lamb or lamb-chops, roasted
turkey. Or have it as an aperitif
with mature cheeses such as
brie, gouda, gruyere and
parmiggiano-reggiano. And when
you drink it, savor the land:
locked between glacial ice and
arid desert, between Pacific and
Andes. That's called terroir and is
another story for another time.
Robert Weintraub writes on
wine monthly for the News-Leader
He welcomes your comments at
and travel timing limits on the air-
planes in our vicinity-nothing
landing after 10 p.m. or before 7
a.m., like in the vicinity of Wash-
ington D.C.'s Reagan Internation-
al Airport, for instance. But, as for
the frogs and hawks and owls,
hopefully they are here to stay.
So, tune your'eyes and ears to
these sounds instead of the
sounds of increasing human pop-
ulation pressures and your life
will be less stressful. At least, this
works for Bucko and me... give it
Pat is a Ph.D. zoologist, inter-
national biodiversity specialist and
natural history observer on Amelia
Island. Contact her at patand-
email@example.com to share your
own observations, ask questions or
to request a tour or talk.
TICKETS ON SALE
Friends of the Amelia Book Saturday, Oct. 1: Luncheon
Island Festival may place with Authors $25 (groups of
advance orders for tickets to the seven may purchase a reserved
festival, to be held Sept. 29 to table for $196 and dine with the
Oct. 2, beginning July 25. author of their choice)
The following events require Tickets go on sale to the pub-
tickets, which may be ordered by lic Aug. 1 and are available by
calling (904) 321-0645 or e-mail- phone, mail, online or at the fol-
Ing firstname.lastname@example.org: lowing locations: Books Plus,
Friday, Sept. 23- Sneak 107 Centre St.; First Coast
Preview Party $20 Community Bank, 1750 S. 14th
Thursday, Sept. 29: Author St.; Golf Club of Amelia, 4750
Chat with Susan Vreeland $10 Amelia Island Parkway; and
($15 for public) Amelia Community Theater, 209
Friday, Sept. 30: Just Write Cedar St.
It (day of writing/publishing work- For more Information, visit
shops) $40 www.bookisland.org, e-mail the
Saturday, Oct. 1: Day of festival planners at info@
Author Talks and Programs $20 bookisland.org or call the Amelia
(students through high school Book Island Festival hotline al
are free) 491-8176.
antique charts, maps and 19th-
century natural history engrav-
ings. Open,10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m.-3
p.m. Saturday. Call 261-9763.
Hunts Art & Artifacts Gallery,
Hunts Art & Artifacts Gallery,
CHARLIE Continued from 2B
exactly the same and all played,
through a digital miracle, by the
vaguely ominous Deep Roy.
We're reminded of Santa's identi-
cal helpers in "Polar Express."
It is essential to the story that
the bad children be punished.
Their sins are various; Veruca
Salt (Julia Winter), is a spoiled
brat; Violet Beauregarde
(Annasophia Robb) is a competi-
tive perfectionist; Mike Teavee
Jordan Fry) approaches the
world with the skills and tastes
he has learned through video
games; and Augustus Gloop
(Philip Wiegratz) likes to make a
little pig out of himself.
All of these children meet
fates appropriate to their misde-
meanors. I might be tempted to
wonder if smaller children will
find the movie scary, but I know
from long experience with the
first film that kids, for some rea-
son, instinctively know this is a
cautionary tale, and even when a
character is suctioned up by a
chocolate conduit, all is not lost
Charlie and his grandfather
join wide-eyed in the tour, and
there are subplots, especially
involving Violet Beauregarde,
before the happy ending. What
is especially delightful are the
musical numbers involving the
Oompa Loompas, who seem to
316 C Centre St., features fossils
and shark's teeth, paintings and
drawings by Walter Hunt, Moroc-
can imports, Civil War artifacts,
Oriental carpets and other curiosi-
ties. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. Call 261-8225.
have spent a lot of time studying
Hollywood musicals. The kids,
their adventures and the song-
and-dance numbers are so enter-
taining that Depp's strange Willy
Wonka is not fatal to the movie,
although it's at right angles to it
What was he thinking of? In
"Pirates of the Caribbean," Depp
was famously channeling Keith
Richards, which may have
primed us to look for possible
inspirations for this perform-
ance. But leaving "Pirates" aside,
can anyone look at Willy Wonka
and not think of Michael
Jackson? Consider the reclusive
lifestyle, the fetishes of wardrobe
and accessories, the elaborate
playground built by an adult for
the child inside. What's going on
here? Bad luck that the movie
comes out just as the Jackson
trial has finally struggled to a
But here is the important
thing: Depp's miscalculated per-
formance seems to exist almost
outside the movie. It's fun
despite his character. "Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory" has
its own life and energy, generat-
ed by Charlie and Grandpa Joe
and their wacky household, by
the other kids, by the special
effects and by the Oompa
Loompas. While Willy pursues
his mysterious concerns, the
adventures go on without him.
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Airport Rd. (next to the airport), & the
County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd.
in Yulee (next to the drivers license bldg.).
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MAINTENANCE I PERSON for
condominium. Prefer someone who wishes
to supplement present income. Must be
available 25-30 hrs/wk. Call Bob Miller,
LEAD COOK NEEDED for Escapade
Casino. Applicants must have 2 to 3 yrs
experience. Responsible for ordering
food, menus for buffet dining and
supervision of small galley staff.
Compensation will deperfd on experience.
Apply in person at 2477 Sadler Road, M-F,
Landscape Installation, Maintenance,
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hourly plus'benefits. Requires high school
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a valid driver's licen-se Appi:.ar.on.
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PT Bookkeeper-exp. in payables,
recvbls, & Quickbooks. Flex hrs. PT
attendant at car wash. Willing to work
wknds. Apply' in person, First Coast Car
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CDL DRIVER for local hauls. Haul sod
& plants. $12.50/hr. Call Tammy at
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limited income, we may have the training
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CAREER OPPORTUNITY with an
established landscape and maintenance
company. Need Supervisor/Crew Leader
in both departments. Experienced only
need apply. Call 904-261-8132 for
confidential interview. Salary based on
Assistant F&B Manager
Holiday Inn Airport
1-95 @ Airport Rd., Jax
Apply in person: 8-4 Weekdays
ELIZABETH POINTE LODGE Weekend
P/T front desk to do night audit.3pm-
11pm + mid shift 12 noon-8pm. Please
apply In person, 98 S. Fletcher Ave.
HERE WE GROW AGAIN
Artistic Florist has the following
positions open: Full time and part-time
floral designers. Creative, energetic, and
experienced. Designer's Assistant.
Front/Telephone Sales neat and
professional experience a must. Apply in
person at 1875 B South 14th St.
AXIA Public Relations and Marketing -
is hiring a PR Assistant full time in
1878 TAVERN & GRILLE now firing
waitstaff, line cooks & dishwashers. Appi,'
in person after 4pm.
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government part-time. No experience. A
lot of opportunities. (800)493-3688 Code
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HIRING CASHIERS for 2nd & 3rd shifts
at busy convenience store. Inquire at
Smile Gas, Sadler Road. (904)277-2334.
MARKETING SPECIALIST POSITION -
Learn mortgage business. Will train.
Companies desperately need employees to
assemble products at home. No selling,
any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info
1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
MAGNA'S Full Body Salon is seeking a
full time massage therapist. Located on
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Please call (904)321-0404.
ADMIN. ASST. needed for Fern. Beach
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more. For a confidential interview, call 1-
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RECEPTIONIST needed in Amelia
Island chiropractic clinic 20 hours per
week. Previous experience helpful. Fax
resume to (904)321-1488.
Experienced Cocktail/Dining Room
Server needed at Escapade Casino.
Apply in person at 2477 Sadler Road, M-F,
CREW MEMBERS for Landscape
Maintenance, salary. $8-$10/hr. based on
experience. Also needed Landscape
Construction Members $8-$12/hr. Call
DAVE TURNER, IMC.
Plumbing y ,,
commercial and residential
plumbers, experienced helpers for
Nassau County and surrounding
Benefits: Paid Vacation / Holidays /
Bonus Days / Retirement /
Valid Driver's License /
Drug free workplace.
Apply in person 8 to 5 weekdays @
474390 East State Road 200,
Fernandina Beach, FL
OFFICE COORDINATOR High school
diploma and six months to one year
related experience. Works 20 hours
weekly to support the daily administrative
and clerical operations of the agency.
Please submit, your letter of interest,
resume and salary requirements to:
Sutton Place Behavioral Health, Attn: HR
Director, 910 South 8th St., Suite 300,
Femandina Beach, FL 32034,. Fax
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 rlies-Leader ano tne
Now Hiring For 2005 Postal Positions
- $17.50-$59+/hr. Full benefits, paid
training & vacations. No experience
necessary. (800)584-1775 ext. 5600.
INSTALLATION LABORER Estabit;r,ed
company seeking field installation
laborers. Construction, concrete, electrical
and plumbing experience a plus. Travel is
required. Excellent wages and benefits.
EEO. Drug free work place. Send resume
0 to: email@example.com or reply in
person at 23902 County Road 561,
ACCESS TO COMPUTER
Work from home on-line.
$500-$1500 PT to
EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN NEEDED
& helper. Top pay. enefils insurance,
truck & cell phone. Call (904)225-0959.
HOUSEKEEPERS at IlasEter Corp
Average $10 per hour Ae train you a[
$7.50 per hour. Work is scheduled Ior
Friday/ Saturday/Sunday. Paid weekly.
Benefits offered. Must have, own
transportation. Call (904)591-6484. :
Do Your Part For Homeland Security -
.FL Lic. Security Officers wanted;
Fernandina Beach area; $7.65 per hr.
start; benefits available; possible
Increase after 30-90 days; call 277-1418
"Do What You Say You Will Dol"
DRIVER Covenant Transport. Excellent
pay & benefits for experienced drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Graduate Students.
Bonuses available. Refrigerated now
available. (888)MORE PAY, (888)667-
HOUSEKEEPER needed for seasonal
work cleaning rental properties, part-time.
Apply In person at Amelia Island Lodging
Systems, 87 S. Fletcher Ave.
NOW HIRING Cashiers, Cooks & Shift
Leaders. Apply in person at KFC Yulee &
Fernandina Beach locations or call t904i.
1 725!-'Ol2 for more'lnfb "J' ,
Leading manufacturer of converted paper
products seeks jack-of-all-trades for
machine repair and maintenance at its
Folkston, GA location. Qualified candidates
must possess a broad range of skills
including three-phase electrical,
mechanical and pneumatic,
troubleshooting and repair. Experience in
the diagnosis and repair of electrical
components, layout' and installation of
wiring, and routing and connecting
equipment to power supplies Is critical.
Additionally, candidates should have
strong welding and cutting skills and the
ability to perform basic machining tasks.
Experience working on forklifts Is a plus.
Must have own tools and be able to work
off-shifts. .Excellent wage and benefit
package including company paid health,
life dental and optical insurance and
matching 401(k) retirement benefits.
Send your resume and salary
AJM Packaging Corporation
E-4111 Andover Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Property & Rental Management.
St. Augustine oceanfront condos.
Established rental program. Fully
equipped office. (904)471-3756.
for the following position:
EXP. LOADER OPERATOR
Exp. in NE FL and SE GA preferred.
Drug free work place.
Bhu :fltIIIciiIII blllI p i ineamh
Contact the Office
MTS is hiring for: Loader Operator with
clearing exp. Loader/Track Hoe
Operator with Finish Grade exp.
ASV/Skid Steer with laser exp. Drivers
Class "A" & "B" with 2 yrs; minimum
exp. Drug free workplace & benefits,
medical, dental, paid vacation. Contact us
at 261-3902 or 2424 Russell, FIB.
NOW HIRING PASTRY CHEF Flexible
hours. Starting immediately. Resume
needed. Please call (904)277-6644.
LAND SURVEY, CO. needs experienced
party chief & instrument man. Please call
DOCK HAND/FORKLIFT OPERATOR -
Weekends & noiiao'- reo'a. PIT or F/T
position. Assist Dockmaster in all marina
duties incl upkeep of grounds, cleaning
restroom facilities, ruling & docking
boats, painting, & other tasks as needed.
Apply in person: Amelia Island Yacht
Basin, 251 Creekside Dr. No phone calls
STYLIST wanted for high volume salon.
Please call (904)261-0417.
GLASS SHOP HELP WANTED 1 Glass
Technician wanted. 3 yrs exp. necessary. 1
hands on Construction oriented trainee
needed. Drug & alcohol free workplace.
Appi.catons available at 1951 S. 8th St.
or DO none (904)261-9780.
HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED Experience
desired; Apply In person at Amelia
Rentals, 5211 S. Fletcner, Fernand.na
Mut.-state leader in resort housekeeping
,c recruiting tor this position at our Amelia
Island location. Above average PaV.
Benefits offered. Cah (904)591-6484.
Food and Beverage The Golf Club of
Amelia Island is currently accepting
applications for Executive Sous Chef and
part-time and full time experienced wait
staff.Great benefit package and cutting
edge work environment.Apply at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island. Call (904)277-
RESTAURANT SERVERS over the age
of eighteen to work at The Beach Club at
Summer Beach. Call (904)277-8015.
METAL & SHINGLE ROOFS/DECKS
INSTALLED Additions, Home Repair, All
Type Carpentry. For quote, call Jim
KELLEY'S CLEANING SERVICES'
Contact me to see how I can make your
everyday life much easier. (904)463-7370
.Wanted'To -Do Cleaning i-. Residential.
rae-rl ., r CzmnTi-.4rcal. QujIity first clais
cleaning guarantee. Call April or Bertt
(904)225-8663 or (904)583-3672
BABYSITTER AVAILABLE 3-6 year old
preferred. Friendly 4 year old playmate
included. Call Madeleine at 277-1512.
SEEKING LITTLE CUTE ONE to join
our licensed, day care/play group Full
time opening. Call for Info & schedule
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 machines, free candy all for
$9,995. (888)629-9968. 802000033. Call
us: We will not be undersold! FCAN
#1 CASH COW 90 vending machine
units. You OK locations. Entire business
$10,670. Hurry, (800)836-3464 #802428.
$800 POSSIBLE WEEKLY Income -
mailing brochures. Free supplies. Genuine
opportunity. Free info. Call now (708)536-
ABSOLUTELY FREE INFO Online Work
from any location. Put your PC to work.
Great training. $25-$75/hr. PT/FT. Grow
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EARN DEGREE ONLINE from home.
Business, paralegal, computers. Job
placement assistance. Computer &
financial aid if qualify. (866)858-2121.
MUST SELL Moving. Welder Pro 3550
Universal Weight System, 19 stations, all
paperwork & poster, 2 yrs. old, $200/OBO.
Age 8 to 80. Held at Peck Center or your
home. It's easy when you know how!
Call Jan, 583-2870.
SPANISH LESSONS Individual or small
groups. Also translations. Call (904)261-
403 Finance 1
NEED HELP BUYING A Home? CarePlus
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FREE $$ CASH $$ Grants for 2005.
Never repay. For personal bills. Home
buying. School. New 'business. $5,000-
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ext. 116. FCAN
$50,000 FREE CASH Grants 20051
Never repay! For personal bills, school,
new business. $49 billion left unclaimed
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ext. #75. FCAN
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new business. $49 billion left unclaimed
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ext. #113. FCAN
503 Pets/Supplies I
Free To Good Homes 12 wk 0l1
knen r, I em alEc 1I male are olack &
white, 1 male -s niack gray tiger vert
playful & loving. If interested call Anita,
ADORABLE BLACK TOY POODLES (2)
males & (2) females. Deposit will hold.
1st shots & wormed. $300. Call (912)882-
0971 or (912)270-0713.
S601 Garage Sales I
MULTI-FAMILY- YARD SALE '- 861349
Worthington Drive (Page Hill subdivision).
,Fri. 7/15 & Sat. 7/16, 7:30am-12:30pm.
Furniture, baby items, household items,
YARD SALE Sat. 7'16, 8am-lpm
Wicker.- furniture, gils~ware, '-hous anold
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat.
7/16 only, 8am-6pm. 224 S. Fietcner
Plus electric hospital bed w/martress,
$3000, call (904)261-0363.
NEAT YARD SALE Corner of S. 14th,&
Beech. Sat. 7/16, 8am-2pm.
NEW & WORN brand name clothes sz. 4-
8, shoes sz. 7, comforter sets, sheets,
pillow cases, vintage linens, silver
coffee/tea pots,, tray, & serving pieces,
bread maker, lamps, home decor. No junk.
Fri., Sat. & Sun., 9am-4pm. 429 N.
HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat. 7/16, 7:30-?
Microwave, TV's, sewing machine
w/cabinet, ent. centers, couch, furn.,
dining rm table w/4 'chairs, game table,
depression glass, toys, clothes, misc.,
much more. 603 Bonnie View Rd. (across
the street from Cashenwood Subdivision).
EARLY BIRD SALE Sat. 7/16, 7am-
llam. Hilary Duff stuff, bedding, movies,
stereo, Beanies, clothing, & more. Follow
signs to Forest Parke Dr. (in Flora Parke).
GARAGE SALE Sat. 7/16, 8am-?
Furniture, clothes, oriental rugs, lots of
misc. Rain cancels. 2130 Captain Kidd
Drive (Lakewood Subdivision).
WED. 7/13 & WED. 7/20 10-
11:30am. Call for entry, 277-9651.
Leather sofa $499, Ithr. chairs $250/$350,
Ithr. ottomans $50-$125, cherry desk
$595, boys/ladles clothes, books, toys,
oak cab., oak file cab., guitar, pictures,
GARAGE SALE Lisa's house. Sat.
morning, 7am. Huge assortment of great
stuff. 2106 Jekyll Ct. (across from YMCA).
SAT. 7/16 8am-llam. Homedics
Shiatsu massaging cushion, kid's tents,
toys, kitchen, blowup pool, dual Slip-n-
Slide, more. All items must go. 2401
Sussex Lane (Lakewood subdivision).
LARGE .YARD SALE Various electronics,
new gift Items, & other misc. stuff. Sat.
7/16, 8am-3pm. 2808 1st Avenue,
YARD SALE Sat. 7/16 & Sun; 7/17,
9am-3pm. 3834 Big Oak Ln. (just past
Little Champ on right). Too many items to
NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE -
96162 Sea Winds Dr. (off Clinch). Fri. &
Sat., 8am-12pm. Ryobi tiller/edger, weed
eater blower, 'cigar boxes, picture frames,
books, antique mixer, blender & other
201 Help Wanted 201 Help Wanted
A GREAT PLACE TO WORK
Positions Available in:
Valet Parking Food & Beverage
Currently hiring experienced Servers for Caf6 4750
We are pleased to offer
an array of benefits that include:
Competitive wages; medical, dental, vision coverage;
health care and family care spending accounts; paid
vacation; sick and holiday pay; 401(k) plan; education-
al assistance program; promotions/transfers; two-day
orientation; on-the-job training; employee discounts;
complimentary employee meals; well-tailored uniform
and so much more!
HIRING BONUSES AVAILABLE
HOURS OF APPLICATION:
Tues. 2-7pm; Wed. & Fri. 9-1 lam, 2-4pm
Please call to schedule appts. outside of application hours.
EMPLOYMENT HOTLINE 904-277-1076
Direct Line 904-277-1054 EOE/DWFP
LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGING NEW CAREER?
APPLY FOR A FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME.POSITION
ON THE SECURITY GUARD FORCE AT THE
NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, KINGS BAY, GA
STARTING SALARY $9.09 $13.09.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:.
Minimum 1 year of full-time verifiable Security/Law
Enforcement Experience or Graduate of a recognizable Law
Enforcement Academy. Will also accept Military Veterans
with Honorable Discharges.
Minimum 21 years of age
Possess a High School Diploma or GED
Possess a Valid U.S. Driver's License
No Criminal Record
Applicants are required to pass a physical exam, drug screen,
background check and a physical fitness assessment.
For further information Please Call (912) 576-8695
Apply in Person
4499 Hwy. 40 East, Suite C
St. Marys, GA 31558
GREAT BENEFITS AVAILABLE:
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TRAINING PROGRAMS, INCENTIVE & AWARD PROGRAMS,
REFERRAL BONUS, PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES
Rayonier, a Fortune 1000 company, seeks to hire a Revenue
Accounting Clerk in its Southeast Forest Resources division
located in Fernandina Beach, FL due to internal growth. This
position will have responsibility for reconciliations, month-end
accounting entries and other reporting requirements in addi-
tion to scanning, processing, data entry of daily harvests and
other income activity into the Revenue systems.
Successful candidates will have some college training (prefer-
ence to 4 year degree), with a focus in accounting/finance or
equivalent experience in an accounting department or busi-
ness office environment, utilizing automated accounting sys-
tems. Must be accurate, dependable, and possess excellent
data entry and computer skills.
Rayonier is an equal opportunity, drug free employer and
offers a competitive benefits package, including 401(k). Send
resume and cover letter to Rayonier, Human Resources, P.O.
Box 728, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, JULY 15,2005 CLSSMS NEWS-LEADER 7B
I 601 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE Sat. 7/16, 9am-?.
Furniture, computer desk & hutch, bikes,
twin beds, dinette set, etc. 1566 Canopy
Drive (Parkway North Subdivision).
2-FAMILY DOWNSIZING SALE 2640
Benz Place. Sat. 7/16, rain or shine,
8am-12pm. Lazy Boy recliner, large size
clothes, & lots of misc.
HUGE GARAGE SALE Too many Items
to list. Sat. 7/16, 8am-12:30pm. 1914
GARAGE SALE Sat. 7/16, 8am-2pm.
203 Seawoods Drive. Various items:
clothes, tools, knick-knacks.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 7/16, 8am-lpm.
Couch, love seat, children's bedroom set,
misc. 1907 Lakeside Dr. N. (Egans Bluff
off Simmons Road). Rain cancels.
2-FAMILY GARAGE SALE 3853
Barnwell Circle N. Sat. 7/16, 7am-11am.
Children's clothing, toys, furniture, other
I 602 Articles for Sale
CAPTAINS BED full size, 6 drawers,
mattress not Included. $250. Call (904)
40x80 Beautiful mahogany & inlaid
design ent. armoire, $800. 3 mahogany &
black computer desks, $85/ea. or all 3 for
$225. More furn. 261-3854, Iv, msg.
LAZY BOY LEATHER RECLINERS -
$200/ea. Call (904)557-1854.
PALM CASUAL PATIO FURNITURE -
Round table, 4 chairs, couch w/2
ottomans. All with aqua blue cushions.
Matching umbrella. $450. Call (904)261-
WASHER & DRYER, $100. INVERSION
TABLE, new, $275. Call (904)277-4063.
RIDING MOWER, SELF PROPELLED,
push, chipper/shredder, washer/dryer.
Some small engine repair. (904)225-8999.
HOVEROUND MPV-4 WHEELCHAIR -
Like new. Used 1 day only. New price
$6445. Sell for $3000. (904)491-0344 or
1.603 Miscellaneous I
DEMO HOMESITES wanted in your area
for the new Kayak Pool. Take advantage of
this unique opportunity. Save $. Financing
available. For details call (866)348-7560.
Run Your Ad STATEWIDEllI For only
$450 you can place your 25 word
classified ad in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reaching over 5
MILLION readers. Call this newspaper or
Advertising Networks. of Florida at
(866)742-1373. Visit us online at
www.florida-classifieds.com. Display ads
also available. FCAN
1615 Building Materialsi
METAL ROOFING Save $$$. Buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all accessories. Quick turn around.
Delivery available. Toll free (888)393-
FLORIDA BUILDING BLOWOUT FL
Product Approved. 30x40, 40x60, 40x100.
Limited offer. (800)300-2470 ext. 4.
I 617 Machinery
Tools & Equip.
LAWN MAINTENANCE COMPANY
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE! Fully
outfitted service trailer, all equipment in
very good condition, $5000. Also, an '89
Ford F350 dually king cab, great to pull,
service trailer, good condition, $5200/
OBO. Call 753-6002. Visa/MC accepted.
COMPLETE HP AMD ATHLON 1.2 GHZ,
DVD, CDR-W, all-in-one printer, & tons
more. PLUS 2 FREE Pentium I systems
w/monitors, new printer, scanner, & much
more. No parting, all systems sell together
for $400. (904)481-7843.
Antique walnut armoire $1500. Burled
walnut Scottish chest $750. Pine chest
$250. Offers considered. (904)610-8794
NOW OPEN Stop by & see our new
shop. Merchandise coming in daily. Amelia
Island Antique Market, 474372 E. SR 200/
A1A. 277-3815. 1.5 mi. past Shave
Bridge, located in Peacock Electric
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HEAT/COOL WINDOW Units. Used all
sizes w/warranty. Repairs to central &
window AC's. Refrigerators & freezers.
Kish's (904) 225-9717. We buy window
611 Home Furnishingsj
2 Couches $100/ea. 1 leather chair $75.
Cherry dresser $300. Cherry chest $300.
Cherry mirror $125. 3 pc. ent. center for
TV & audio $500. Must sell. Offers
considered. (904)610-8794 or (904)321-
8' vanity w/countertop & faucets, teak
bar, Lane ent. center, 32" Panasonic TV,
love seat, & queen mattress set. Call
after 6pm for prices (904)491-0405.
Thomnasville KS BR suit (pier bed),
washed ivory, $1200. KS BR group
(bisque), $700. Twin rattan 'hdbrds
(yellow) & nightstand, $250. Thomasville
pier cabinet (washed ivory), $1200. Sofa
table w/2 stools, $150 & 2 end tables
(washed ivory), $60. Rattan dining table,
oval glass top, 6 chairs (berry), $650.
Rattan bakers rack (berry), $200. Rattan
dining table, rect. glass top, 6 chairs (off-
white), $300. Dining table, 4 chairs, $75.
2-door wicker swivel TV cab., $75. 3-
drawer wicker TV cab., $100. White wicker
ent. ctr., $300. 32" Sony TV, $200.
Portable bar (pine), 2 stools, $900.
STriangular glass top table, $200. Call
I 618 Auctions I
YULEE'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY Sat.
7/16, 7pm. 850532 US 17 (across from
old Terminal Bag). All NEW items. Bikes,
Barbies, NASCAR, Care Bears, Bratz, etc.
Name brand electronics, small & major
home appliances, Christmas decorations,
WANTED MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR -
donate or pay small price. Paralyzed,
desperate need. Pis call w/any questions
or assistance, Walter 225-9467 or 321-
I BUY JUNK CARS & tow vehicles in
Nassau, Duval & surrounding counties.
Cash paid. Warren Womac (904)879-
1190, leave message & I'll return your
Victims of the recent hurricane need help immediately. The American Red Cross is on the scene providing shelter,
food and counseling. But the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund is at its lowest level in over a decade. The situation is
critical. Your help is urgently needed. Your contribution will help the victims of the recent hurricane and thousands of
other disasters across the country each year.
Become a member of the Red Cross Disaster Response Team
by making a financial contribution to the Disaster Relief Fund. Please contact the Red Cross at
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Repairs Restretches Small Installations
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Dave Conley Tel: 904-277-3382
OWNER Cell: 904-583-0885
& HANDYMAN SERVICE
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Homes Condo's Rentals Offices
We Do Windows
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HE; .. r...n-'s
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Hardiboard Soffit Fascia
-Good uality, Reliable Work-
Free Eishmates L censed & Bended
Now Accepting Major Credit Cards
LICENSED & INSURED Lowell & Renee Duster
TNICK ISABELLA, INC,
Color and Stamped Patios,
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Now doing Concrete Overlays
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We Specialize in All Types
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Driveays Sideals Slabs
A vuaced Concrete
Taking Concrete In a Neaw Drection
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*Large Variety of Plants
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Our Staff is eager to help with all
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"use what you have"
painting, color selection,
organizing, prep. for sale,
move in help, vacation
home makeovers, etc.
Licensed / Insured
WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT
HANDINAN SERVICES PAINTING
NO JOB TOO SMALL! SCOTT RUDOLIPH
UCENSED INSURED 904-551-5100
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Cell Phone: 904-703-5022
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Cars Houses Boats
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James W. Cason
NEW & USED CARS 1
464054 SR 200 Yulee
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INCLUDE: Wood Decks Cleaned & Resealed
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Homebuilders & Homeowners
Re-Roofing New Roofing
SVinyl Siding Soffit & Fascia S
^ Free Estimates ^
TILE MAINTENANCE __J
Rainbow Tile l Home Service
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Regrouting /Sealing Bathrooms / Kitchens
Acid Wash Cleaning Interior / Exterior
Top Soil 'Sand & Gravel 'Fill Dirt
Hauling* Tractor Work
Bush Hog Grading
TRACTOR WORK _
BOX BLADE WORK
Shawn DeLuca 225-5654
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Directions: Flora Parke is located 6 miles
cast of 1-95 on the southside ofAlA.
Homes from the 200's
Directions: A1A to Chester Road, left on
Roses Bluff Road to Creekside on the left.
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* Upgraded ceramic wall tile in 1 bath
* 20-year fungus resistant roof shingles
* Stain-resistant carpet ,
* Programmable thermostat
" Classique style interior doors
Plus, you can choose another
$2,000* in FREE upgrades of
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1701 Boats & Trailersi
2002 YAMAHA OUTBOARD, 3HP, in as
new condition, never used, never in water.
$675 OBO. Call (904)571-4643, leave
FOR SALE 2001 Yamaha Waverunner
XL800, 3 seater, one owner, garage kept,
very low hours. Gator trailer included.
FOR SALE 2000 Yamaha XL1200
Waverunner. 3-seater. Less than 100 hrs.
Runs great. In mint condition.
$4800/OBO. Call (904)753-6324.
1990 21' MAKO 200 Merc. Call
S 704 Recreation Vehicles
1992 Class A Fleetwood Bounder -
Low miles, great shape, very clean. Need
to sell as we can't keep it at our new
home. $15,750/OBO. Call Len, (904)509-
31' SLIDEOUT RV Used only once.
Excellent condition. $12,000. Call (904)
FOR SALE 2000 31' Nomad Travel
Trailer, loaded with upgrades. $10,500.
S 705 Campers & Supplies
'99 TERRY TRAVEL TRAILER 26',
Queen walk around, lots of storage
w/towing package. Excellent condition.
$8500. Call (904)261-8042.
22' CAMPING TRAILER sleeps 6, fully
loaded, excellent condition. Call (904)
S802 Mobile Homes
FOR SALE BY OWNER 2 acre lot with
two singlewide mobile homes on Chester
Rd. Rental Income of $1,100/mo.
802 Mobile Homes 808 Off Island/Yulee I
$79,800 for mobile home on beautiful 1
ac. with big old oaks, off Hendricks on
Plum. Great investment. Gay Browne,
Re/Max Specialists (904)703-4265.
1804 Amelia Island Homesi
FREE VIDEO CD
"Anne Loves Amelia Island"
No obligation call
583-0734 or visit
C-21, John T. Ferreira & Son.
Anne Barbanel, Realtor
AMELIA PARK townhome on Park Ave.
3BR/2.5BA + loft. Fresh paint. New
carpet, tile & countertops. Granny flat
above 2-car garage. $220/sf. (2100 sq.
ft.) $462,000. (904)491-5435
AMELIA PARK TOWNHOME for rent. 2
Master BR suites, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage,
patio, security system, 1600 sq. ft.,
$1200/mo. Available 8/1. Call 277-4453
18 N. 14TH PL. 3BR/1BA, 900 sf. Brand
new carpet, dishwasher, disposal & paint.
Lg. 1/3 acre lot. Great home, great
neighbors. $195,000. 277-2993, 753-
3BR ISLAND HOME for sale. 1152sf +
carport. $142,500 or for rent $900/mo.
w/option to buy. Call (904)225-8950.
SAVE YOUR HOME
Behind on payments? Home in pre-
foreclosure? Any price any location. Call
Winning Property Soluctions (888)491-
3BR/2.5BA 2-Story townhome In Island
Village, FSBO. FL room, 2nd floor
study/office, gas fireplace. In excellent
condition. Fruit trees in yard. 261-3525,
NORTH END OCEAN PEEK, lush
landscape, pool home 4BR/3BA $495,000.
$120,000 3BR/1BA, concrete block.
Good investment. Gay Browne, ReMax
Specialists (904)703-4265. ,
TOWNHOME GREAT LOCATION on
island. 3/2.5, many extras, incl. fully
glassed sunroom/bonus rm/very low
maint. .7 miles to beach. FSBO $279,000.
S 805 Beaches
Visit www.oceanfrontamelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
OcEardfr.:.r.ir R. Ir, -.v -A, :1,
S 806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904)
261-4066 for Information. C.H. Lasserre,
WATERFRONT 1800sf completely
refurbished home nestled amongst
Timucuan Preserve. Includes 2 stall barns,
newer dock & boat house. $549,900.
APPROX. 2 AC High Point, waterfront, &
marsh. Ready to build on. Very 'private.
Owner motivated. Gay Browner, ReMax
DEEP WATER on quiet Meadowfield
Bluff. Custom 4300 sf home, 3.8 private
wooded acres on scenic Lofton Creek.
$979,000. Will co-op, 2%. (904)225-
13+ AC. Possibly more ac., on tidal
creek, all treed, beautiful area off
Blackrock. Gay Browne, ReMax Specialists
22 AC. Deep water, close to intercoastal,
quick run to ocean. Beautiful development
site. Gay Brown, Re/Max Specialists
DEEP, DEEP WATER Home, w/dock,
Bells River, cedar home, 3BR/2.SBA,
workroom, beautiful view, quick to
inercoajij.l the r -:.%; ..^ f Erov.,rn _
FOREST RIDGE CONDO 2BR/1BA,
vaulted ceilings. $160,000. Call (904)241-
808 Off Island/Yulee 1
ONE ACRE well, septic, light pole, .chain
link, lots of trees. DW, 3BR/2BA, needs
work, small building. Near new schools.
OPEN HOUSE Saturday 7/16/05, 2:00-
4:00. 86095 Montauk Dr. Gorgeous home
in North Hampton., 4/3, fabulous built-ins
In office & California closets In bedrooms.
2,924 sq. ft. Large master suite With
sitting area. Golf Club Community with
amenities. Courtesy of Donnie Fussell,
ERA Fernandina Beach Realty, (904)753-
BEAUTIFUL 2 STORY HOME for sale in
Yulee. 4/3 with loft and covered patio, 2
car gar. New community. Less than one
year old. May be willing to leave some or
all appliances. $255,000. Call 548-0884,
525-6469, or 234-4581 for appointment
to see. Owner moving out of state.
YULEE 3BR/1BA, acre lot, horses
permitted. Possible to divide if rezoned
RS2. High/dry, some large oaks.
S 809 Lots
HIGH & DRY Beautiful & secluded.
wooded acre near Bells River, dimensions
187'x173'x243'x223', on Mitchell Ln.
$65,000. Call (904)225-2463.
Pirates Wood Lots From $55,000.
Please call C.H. Lasserre Real Estate (904)
SECLUDED PRISTINE LOCATION Very
unique. Adj. to Summer Beach Golf
Course Steps to beach 2 lots each
90'xl50' $225,000/ea. (904)277-4319
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION Enjoy
the resort lifestyle on beautiful 1/2 acre
wooded cul-de-sac. Close to beach, golf,
shopping. $325,000. Call (904)277-4816.
FIDDLERS WALK off Barnwell Rd. 1/2
acre partially cleared lot with beautiful
trees. '$95,000. 277-2993 or 753-4484.
810 Farms & Acreage
40 AC. plus 2,300 sq. ft. brick home,
workroom plus 2 small homes. Cleared,
fenced, pond, big old oaks, located in
Hilliard. Gay Browne, ReMax Specialists
11 AC. Zoned for horses, will divide,
treed, pond, off Blackrock. Gay Browne,
ReMax Specialists (904)703-4265.
CASH FOR YOUR ACREAGE
Call Wm. F. Sheffield, Inc., Realtors.
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS & Land -
Ready to go. Gay Browne, ReMax
3BR/2.5BA 2200sf, 2-story, 2.5 car
garage, on 1 acre. Granite countertops,
new carpet upstairs, tile & wood floors
downstairs. For Sale By Owner. $275,000.
1 817 Other Areas
CLOSEOUT SALE Lakeview Bargains
from $39,900 with free boat slip. 10% off
plus pay no closing costs. High elevation,
beautifully wooded lake view parcels
across from national forest on Norris Lake
in Eastern TN. Call now (800)704-3154
ext 625 Sunset Bay, LLC. FCAN
ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS Free $300
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Affiliates wanted! FCAN
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA Must
see the beautiful peaceful mountains of
Western NC Mountains. Homes, cabins,
acreage & investments. Cherokee
Mountain. Realty GMAC Real Estate,
for free brochure (800)841-5868. FCAN
NEW TENNESSEE LAKE Property from
$19,900. 7 acre parcel $34,900. Lake
parcel & log cabin pkg $54,900. (866)770-
5263 ext 8 for details. FCAN
NEW MEXICO 20 acres $34,990. Scenic
region, views, canyons, trees, rolling hills,
wildlife. Enjoy hunting, hiking, horses,
great climate. Power, great access. 100%
financing. Call (877)822-LAND. FCAN
,'N MOUNTAIN PROPERTY -2.75 acres
with 50 mile view or 1 acre lakefront lot
only $85,000. Private communities with
views, creeks, river & lake access, Swim,
fish, hike. Other lots from $20,000-
$85,000. (800)699-1289 or
ATTENTION INVESTORS Waterfront
lots in the Foothills of NC. Deep water lake
with 90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts & 90%
financing. No payments for 1 year. Call
now for best selection.
3BR/2BA FORECLOSURE! Only
$33,500! Must sell. For listings call
1(800)749-8124 ext. H760.
GEORGIA COAST Large wooded access.,
marshfront & golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking & canoeing.
Limited availability. Mid $70's & up. Call
today (877)266-7376. FCAN
PANORAMIC VIEWS OF WATER AND MARSH! From this classic low
country home on deep water.Wrap around veranda, gourmet kitchen w/gran-
ite, stainless steel and hardwood floors. 1,200 sq. ft. boathouse, 850' marsh
frontage on private peninsula with ocean access. $1.25 million.
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817 Other Areas 1 852 Mobile Homes
GRAND OPENING Winding River
Preserve II, 7/30&31. Ocala/Gainesville
area. 20 acres from $195,000. 100 acres
from $450,000. New semi-private gated
community featuring parcels w/frontage
on the Wacassassa River. Gorgeous
woodlands teeming w/deer & turkey. Save
up to $20,000. Great financing. Call toll
free (866)352-2249 ext. 517 or
WESTERN NC MTNS. North Carolina,
where there is cool mtn air, views &
streams, homes, cabins & acreage. Call
for free brochure of mountain property
sales (800)642-5333, Realty of Murphy,
317 Peachtree St., Murphy, NC 28906.
GRAND OPENING! Lakefront acreage
from $69,900. Pay no closing costs July
30 & 31. Spectacular new waterfront
community on one of the largest &
cleanest mountain lakes in America!
Large, estate-size parcels, gentle slope to
water, gorgeous woods, panoramic views.
Paved roads, county water, utilities. Lake
access from $29,900. Low financing. Call
now (800)564-5092 ext 215. "Restrictions
GATED MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY near
Asheville, NC. Spectacular view & river
lots. Clubhouse, paved road, Hiking,
fishing. Grand Opening August 12-15.
Huge incentives. (866)411-5263.
851 Roommate Wantedi
.ROOMMATE WANTED in brand new
4BR house. $500/mo., all inclusive, or 2
roommates, $400/mo./ea. Call 556-7504
WANTED MALE ROOMMATE preferably
over 60, non-smoker, to share 2BR/2BA
condo. Clubhouse, tennis courts & pool.
Apply $475/mo. Call (904)556-6767.
LOOKING FOR responsible female to
share double wide trailer with located in
Yulee. Only serious inquiries please. 225-
8994 or (904)354-2818 x123 (wk#).
FERNANDINA BEACH fully furnished
3BR/2BA. $350/mo., utilities included.
Swimming pool. 277-8026, Iv. message.
Security dep. negotiable. Available 7/24.
ROOMMATE WANTED Brand new home
in great location on island. $575/mo. For
more information call (904)206-3085.
OCEAN VIEW DUPLEX New unit,r
3BR/2BA, plenty of parking. $1250/wk.
Call (912)729-3564, ask for Paula.
ROOMMATE WANTED 2BR house to
share. Female only. $100 per week. Call
HILLIARD AREA Single wide 2BR/1BA.
$450/mo. + $400 deposit. Call (904)607-
On Island/In Park Long term.
2BR/1BA: $165/wk. or $650/mo. Also,
3BR/1BA: $175/wk. or $700/mo. $500
deposit r red. Call (904)261-5034.
SINGLEWIDE 2BR/1BA on Chester Rd.,
$550/mo. + $550 dep. LOT FOR RENT -
Bring your mobile home; well & septic
ready, $250/mo. (904)583-2009
NICE 2BR/2BA Large private lot,
dishwasher, CH&A, ceiling fans, deck.
Security system available. $650/mo. +
S 854 Rooms |
ROOMS FOR RENT Share living
quarters. South Fletcher Ave. (904)491-
ROOM AVAILABLE for mature person.
Includes utilities, cable, pool. Near beach.
Plus extras. $500/mo. + $250 dep. Call
2BR/1BA N. FLETCHER DOWNSTAIRS
DUPLEX Beach view. New carpet & tile
flooring. Washer/dryer, lawn care, water,
garbage & sewer included. CH&A, fenced
-backyard w/storage a plus. Lease
required. $895/mo. + dep. Call (904)277-
4820 or (904)335-0255.
2BR/1BA FURNISHED APT. w/heated
pool, CH&A. (904)261-6434 '
OCEANFRONT 2BR/1BA condo, $1600.
3BR/3BA townhouse with pool, $1750.
Amelia Island Lodging Systems,
(904)261-4148 or (904)277-9702.
2BR Fully furnished, lights, basic cable,
W/D. $180/week + $180 deposit. Call
Try a new standard of apartment living at
Somerset. Beautiful, 1BR &. 2BR SINGLE
STORY apartments located off Amelia
Parkway. These modern apartments
feature vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile
floors, built-in computer desks,
washer/dryer connections & much morel!
Prices starting at $615, water, trash, and
sewage service included. Call today for
more information at (904) 261-0791.
3BR/2BA DUPLEX APT. 1 block from
the beach, washer/dryer hookup, large
patio, very nice. Lease + dep. $1050/mo.
_.__ 44".1,2 & 3
* Large Apartments On-Site Management Clubhouse & Playground
Pool 20 Minutes From Fernandina & Jacksonville
OPEN 8:30 \.M. 5:30P.M. Monday-Friday
Eastwood Oaks (904) 845-2922
:A PART-MIt N T S Hilliard, Florida
Real Estate, Inc.
*HOME WITH PANORAMIC MARSH
VIEW Prime location 3/2 w/2-car
garage. Unfurnished long term lease.
DR, LR, FL Room, just remodeled
$1,800/mo. Includes Lawn Maint.
4BR/3BA OCEANVIEW HOME -
Great view and easy beach access.
2,000+ SF. $1,750/mo.+ utilities.
487 So. FLETCHER -2BR/IBA
oceanview. Monthly/weekly rental.
HISTORIC DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL
OFFICE with 3 rooms.
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in
New 4,000 SF building facing 8th St./
AIA. 1,000 SF bays high visibility
retail, vanilla shell.
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
lc..i[on ,:.n Al.A ;n O'Neil I 250 SF
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I 859 Homes-Furnished | 1860 Homes-Unfurnishedl 1860 Homes-Unfurnishedl
OCEANVIEW COZY APT. 1BR/1BA.
No smoking. No pets. $650/mo. All
utilities included. $600 deposit.
Affordable Living for eligible low
income seniors, handicapped or disabled.
1 & 2 bedrooms. Rate based on income.
Apply at Sandridge Apts., 2021 Jasmine
St., Fernandina Beach; (904)277-8722.
Handicap Accessible apts. available. Equal
Affordable Living for eligible low-
income persons/families. 1 & 2 bedrooms.
Rent based on income. Apply at Post Oak
Apts., 996 Citrona Dr., Fernandina Beach;
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible apts.
available. Equal Housing Opportunity.
MARSH COVE CONDOMINIUMS
Located off Amelia Island Parkway, Marsh
Cove offers newly remodeled 2 & 3BR
apartments and town homes. Brand new
carpet and ceramic tile floors, appliances,
cabinets, countertops and much more!
Washer/Dryer connections included and
laundry center available. Prices starting at
$615, water, trash and sewage service
included. Call today for more info. (904)
FERNANDINA SHORES CONDO
RENTAL 2BR/1.5BA. $475 Weekly.
$875 Monthly. Avail. 7/27-8/6; and after
8/14. Call (678)493-2558.
FERNANDINA SHORES 3BR/2BA, pool
& tennis court, ocean view. $1250/mo.
Call (229)777-0392, (229)776-3648. or
Beautiful Fernandina Shores 3BR/2BA
condo, $1100. Has clubhouse, pool &
tennis. Call Amelia Island Lodging
Systems, (904)261-4148, (904)277-9702
or after hours (904)753-2560.
925 TARPON North Pointe. 2BR/2.5BA'
townhouse, covered parking, pool. $995.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
COLONY CONDO 2BR/2BA, 2 stall
garage. $950/mo. (608)245-0505
GO TO www.AmeliaForRent,com to view
online PHOTOS and DESCRIPTIONS of
various rentals on/off Island or call 430-
JULY 16 & 17 1:00-4:00PM
Sat. & Sun. Sat. & Sun.
287 MEADOWFIELD BLUFFS UNIT 4517 SANDPIPER
Directions: Off Amelia Island on $859,000
A IA north, west of North Directions: Located at the very
Hampton & east of Lofton Oaks. end of South Fletcher just before
'South on Meadowfield Bluffs. Peter's Point Park.
Home on right
,' 3321 SOUTH. FLETCHER AVE.
S FERNANDINA BEACH, FL
taison ReataI Corp. ilf H JRSa'4-?61-a986 ....
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED 2BR,
3rd room den/BR, 2BA, two story, garage
w/opener, ADT. Block from beach. $1,300.
Call (310)941-8423 or (858)748-8258.
2357 A 1st Ave. 3/2 duplex with 1
car garage, 1 block from beach. Terms
flexible. $1,400/mo. includes lawn care.
Amelia Island Plantation 15
Willow Pond, 3/2.5 home on golf
course with detached guest house &
pool. $3,500/mo. 30 Long Point Dr.,
3BR/4BA home on Long Point Golf
Course, $5,500/mo. 1518 Piper
Dunes, oceanfront 2nd floor condo,
Call Chaplin Williams Rentals at
261-0604 or visit
3BR/2BA OCEAN VIEW Available
monthly. Call Amelia Rentals (904)261-
FOR RENT .3BR/1.5BA all brick home,
large fenced yard. 1610 Arbor Ln. in
Yulee. $900/mo + security. Call Tony
3BR COTTAGE Central air, laundry
room, mega-storage space, carport. 403
N. 4th St. (downtown). $825/mo. (904)
4BR/3BA hardwood floors. Beautiful
home in nice neighborhood. Contact
(863)257-1822 or (904)557-8093.
Quality unfurnished rental homes from
$1000.00 to $1800.00 per month. Our
tenants pass both a credit check and
criminal background screening. Call
Chaplin Williams Rentals at (904)261-
0604. Visit our web site at: www.
NEW 3/2 + LOFT Convenient island
location. Pet considered, $1050/mo. +
security. 1387 Fir Street. Call Debbie at
(904)491-8985. Available now.
. -. .... Unit 105- Open and
S I spacious unit overlooking
A ". Main Beach and the Atlantic.
Great for second home, rental
..... or full time residence.
Southend unit with private
balcony to enjoy the views.
Offered at $579,000
Sherry Dennard, REALTOR' ASSOCIATE ; Prudential
(904) 753-0129 or (904) 261-9311 haplin Williams
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Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS*
SAM KELLUM, REALTOR
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A NATURE LOVER'S DREAM! Custom 2 storv
l home on 12o acres nestled on tranquil
Lol'ton Creek with a deep water dock.
-"', 4BR 2.5BA\and o\er 3.100 SF in a wonder
ful neighborhood of creek front homes.
IMMACULATE CUSTOM HOME IN SUMMER
BEACH'S GOLFSIDE NORTH. Enjoy the won
derfully landscaped yard, peaceful neigh
borhood and a stroll to the beach just a short
walk away. 3BR 2 5BA, 2car garage
Call for your private viewing
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904-261-3986 CELL 904-753-4390
CUSTOM 3BR/2BA HOME on cul-de-
sac near Ritz Carlton & Plantation. New
appliances, 2-car gar. Avail, now.
$1325/mo. + dep. No smoking please.
GO TO www.AmeliaForRent.com to view
online PHOTOS and DESCRIPTIONS of
various rentals on/off island or call 430-
REMODELED HOUSE in Historic
District. 2-3BR, jacuzzi bath, large fenced
yard, front & back porch, W/D hookup.
$925/mo. Call (904)557-1461.
ADORABLE 3BR/2BA close to beach &
shopping. Carpet in bedrooms & great
room. 2 car garage. $1250/mo. Great
neighborhood, pvt. backyard. 261-0243
NEW 3BR/2BA 2 car garage. All
appliances, security system, lawn maint
avail. Just minutes from Jax, Kings Bay &
beaches. $1250/mo. Call (904)334-0806.
OTTER RUN beautiful 3BR/2BA, master
suite, eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage, Ig.
living room w/fireplace on pond.
$1200/mo + $1000 deposit. (904)277-
3BR/2BA Brand new in Hickory Village,
centrally located. Lawn maintenance incl.
Please no smokers. Pet considered.
$1250/mo. Available 8/1. (904)556-6042.
NEW CONSTRUCTION on cul-de-sac,
3BR/2BA, 2-car garage. $1100/mo. Call
Furnished or Unfurnished 5BR/2BA,
2300sf, hardwood floors, on 3 acres off
island. Pets allowed. Lease required.
$1900/mo. Call (904)277-3407.
FOR RENT 1330 Clinch Dr. 2BR/1.5BA,
large fenced yard, & nice neighborhood.
Call (904)261-7417 or 415-0371 for more
NATURES WALK TOWNHOUSE .for
rent. 3BR/2.SBA. Available August 1st.
$1200/mo. Call 261-5899.
2150 CAPTAIN KIDD DR. Lakewood
Subd. 3BR/2BA, 1800sf, w/sunroom &
lawn svc. $1300/mo. Avail, now. No pets.
Days (904)753-4559, nights 261-7091.
NEW 3BR/2BA 2 car garage. Al
appliances, security system, lawn main
avail. Just minutes form Jax, Kings Bay F
beaches. $1250/mo. Call (904)334-0806.
Across From Beach 2BR/1BA, $1200
New Mobile Home off island, $1100
Amelia Island Lodging Systems,
(904)261-4148, (904)277-9702 or aftei
Near Beach Unfurn. Spacious 3BR/2B8
on cul-de-sac. Florida room. Newly
painted & carpeted. Great neighborhood
No pets or smoking. $1250/mo
SHADY LOT IN CUL-DE-SAC 22(
Seawoods, off Cedar, off Citrona.
3BR/2BA. 2 car garage. $1100/mo. First
last, security. (904)491-1065.
ON ISLAND 3BR/1BA, cute, clean, cozy
5 minutes to beach. $950/mo. Cal
HOME FOR RENT off island. 3BR/2BA
new carpet, large back porch, boat docl
on Nassau River. 1st Coast Realt'
SEASCAPE NEW T/H ocean view 3/2.'
1857 sq. ft., 2 car garage, all applianc:
incl., w/d, f.p., $1850/mo. ,Realt'
LOOKING FOR A long term, unfurnished
rental in the Amelia Island area? Visit ou
website at www.centurv21ferreira.com fo
a complete listing or call Carol or Sherri C(
Century 21 (904)261-3077.
TOWNHOUSE in Amelia Park. Approx
2000sf, 2-car garage, balcony, 3BR/2BA -
4 LAKESIDE DR.N. (EGAN'S BLUFF) : 3BR/2BA.
2-car garage, 2,000 SE $1,400/mo.
Available Now. No PETS.
+ SEACASTLES : 3BR/2.5BA condo.
2-car garage. $1,175/mo. Available
Now. No PETS.
+ RIVERWOOD DRIVE (MEADOWHIELD BLUFF):
3BR/2BA house. 2-car garage, 1,900 SE
$1,250/mo. Available Now.
+ SOUTH FLETCHER AVENUE : 3BR/1.5BA
upstairs unit. Close to the beach.
$975/mo. Available Now.
+ SOUTH 5TH STREET : 2BR/IBA house.
in the Historic District. $885/mo.
+ FOREST RIDGE : 2BR/2BA condo.
Close to the beach. Community pool
and tennis courts. $825/mo.
Available Now. No PETS.
+ CHAD STREET : NEW 3BR/2BA ,
townhouse. 1-car garage. $1,195/mo.
Available Now. No PETS.
+ BLACKROCK ROAD : 3BR/2BA house.
2-car garage. $1,195/mo.'
A' ilabk Nlc. No PETS.
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1 26 Acre Natural Lake
807 White Street New 3/2 house in
Old Town. App. 1300 sq. ft., bamboo
floors throughout, washer & dryer
hookup. Available now for $1,500/mo.
2811 Ocean Mist Drive Ocean
Sound. 3/2 home, new carpet and
paint, approx 1845 sq. ft. $1600/mo.
including lawn care. Available now.
1613 Park Avenue Beautiful Amelia
Park Townhouse with lovely private
courtyard, unfurnished, 3/2.5, 2 story
with 2 car garage. Approx. 1630 sq. ft.,
$1600/mo. 12 mo. lease preferred,
avail. August 1st.
3450 S. Fletcher Ave. (Ketch
Courtyard). Oceanfront 2/2 4th floor
corner unit condo. Assigned parking &
community pool. $1800/mo., available
2855 Ocean Drive 4/3 home 2
blocks from ocean. Approx. 2330 sq. ft.
Avail. Aug 1st. $1500 including lawn
95068 Spring Tide Lane River
Place. 3BR/4BA, 3 story townhouse on
Marsh avail, now for $2500.
Call Chaplin Williams Rentals at
261-0604 or visit
861 Vacation Rentals
BEAUTIFUL TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
CABIN near Gatlinburg. Fully equipped.
Ideal for special getaway. $400/wk.
TIRED OF THE SUN & HEAT? Get
away to the mountains. 1BR/1BA
efficiency apt. furnished. Located 5 min.
from Highlands, NC. Close to hiking trails!
Perfect get-a-way. $300 per wk., $800 per
GO TO www.AmeliaForRent.com to view
online PHOTOS and DESCRIPTIONS of
various rentals on/off island or call 430-
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
OCEAN VIEW HOUSE for rent.
$2000/mo. 3BR/2BA, sunroom, roof
deck. Clean, private.
vacationonamelia.com. Call (508)221-
I 863 Office I
600 SQ. FT. 2 connecting offices.
$900/mo. 11 S. 7th St. Call Lynette
(904)261-7411 or (904)521-6247 (cell
PARK PLACE 5472 First Coast
Highway. Commercial Office Space
Available. From 1008 sq. ft. to 1530 sq.
ft. Available now. $14.00 per sq. ft.,
plus $3.25 CAM. Call Chaplin
Williams Rentals at 261-0604.
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Downtown Historic Fernandina Beach
118 Centre St. (Dotter Bldg.)
Upstairs Suite: 3 large offices +
reception area (add'l space available).
Contact Jerry Reese, (904)277-8334.
FOR SALE OR LEASE 1200 sq. ft. fg.
downstairs condo at Gateway to Amelia.
Ideal for office or retail. Call (904)206-
DEERWALK Prime high visibility location
on A1A in O'Neal. 1250sf units. Curtiss
Lasserre Real Estate (904)261-4066.
AMELIA ISLAND RESORT AREA Prime
location on First Coast Hwy., north of AIP,
south of Ritz Carlton. 1008-1530 sq. ft.
1 901 Automobiles I
'93 VOLVO 940 TURBO Sunroof,
leather, new turbo, needs radiator. 220K
miles. $2500 as is. (404)324-3614.
2001 3EEP CHEROKEE Sports Utility -
1993 CHEVY S10 BLAZER 4X4 Great
SUV! 5 spd. New AC, fuel pump & clutch.
Only 118,400 miles. Must sell. $3200/
OBO. Call (904)335-7301.
I 901 Automobiles I
$500! Police Impounds -
Hondas/Chevys/Jeeps, etc. Cars from
$500. For listings 1(800)749-8116 ext.
2004 MINI COOPER 4000 miles,
automatic, peppercorn white/black roof,
many upgrades, leather seats, sunroof,
CD. Excellent. $21,000 Firm. (904)321-
2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM Silver 4 dr,
SE, 28,000 miles, spoiler, premium
wheels, like new. Warranty. $11,000.
After 5pm M-F, anytime wknds, 415-1749.
'99 VOLVO V70 WAGON White,
leather, alloy wheels, power windows,
seats 7. $7,200/OBO. Call (904)261-
2002 FOCUS MACH 500 Like new.
Gray w/2T interior. Bumper2Bumper until
7/1/08. $9300 Firm. (904)716-1766.
2000 VW CABRIO Cony. Low miles,
auto., A/C, pwr everything, heated seats,
6 disc CD changer, pearl white. $11,000/
OBO. (904)845-7115 or 226-2110 (cell).
2003 SUBARU BAIA 13,800 miles,
automatic, silver, sunroof. Excellent shape.
$16,000 Firm. (904)321-0597
1 902 Trucks
1997 DIESEL POWER STROKE LWB.
Runs great. $12,000. Call (904)753-
1 903 Vans
1971 VW BUS for sale. Pop-top camper.
Needs paint. $4500. Call 277-1512.
'02 Blue Dodge Grand Caravan Orig.
owners. 52,000 mi. No accidents. Rear air,
PL, PW, CD player, bucket seats, 2nd row.
Exc. cond. $11,500. 225-1900, 335-0399
1 904 Motorcycles 1
'95 HONDA SHADOW VLX-600 New
tires, new chain, windshield, leather
saddle bags, 2 helmets. $3395/OBO.
Maroon & white tank. (904)277-7690
2806 Ocean Sound Drive (Ocean Sound)
.,s.. 3BRR,2BA. 2-car garage. This beautiulu home is just steps from the
": ocean. This house has a security s,, stem, gas fireplace in the living
room a large kitchen withh retriqerator \v, icemaker), and a 300 SF
: -, sunroom roff the tarriil, room
2, 100 SF. S 1.450 mo. Available Now.
CONDOS/TOWNHOMES On Island
3200 S. Fletcher Avenue, #D-1 (Ocean Dunes) -
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA, comfortable ground floor unit with a beautiful
ocean view, just steps from the beach. Amenities include oceanfront patio,
community pool, living room with fireplace, designated parking and wash-
er/dryer included. 1,210 SF. $1,400/mo. Available August 1.
1011 S. 19th Street e 3BR/2BA, 1-car
garage. This cute .u s e beach, schools &
shopping. AmenitlKcljlgasa's er/dryer, rear patio'and
lawn care included, .WF$ -7,045/mo. Available Now.
988 Chad Street (Off Jasmine) 3BR/2BA, 1-car garage.
Comfortable new townhome with vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans and rear
patio. Washer/dryer, pest control and lawn care included.
1,300 SF. $1,045/mo. Available Early August.
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ~ On Island
2740 Seagrove Lane (Seagrove) 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage.
This beautiful, spacious home is near the beach and centrally located on
Amelia Island. Large kitchen, formal dining room, breakfast nook, 2 mas-
ter baths, screened-in rear porch and deck, and fenced rear yard. Lawn
care included. 2,125 SF. $1,725/mo. Available Late July.
1715 Pheasant Lane (Off Citrona Drive) 3BR/2BA,
1-car garage. Cute home centrally located on the Island. Amenities
include dishwasher, ceiling fans, rear patio and fenced rear yard. 1,250 SF.
$7,045/mo. Available Early August,
2424 Penbrook Lane (Lakewood) 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage. Nice home located in popular Lakewood. Stone fireplace in
family room and screened-in porch and patio. Minutes from the beach,
schools & shopping center. Amenities include formal dining room, built-
in dishwasher, eat-in kitchen, and backyard overlooks a lake.
1,828 SF. $1,200/mo. Available Early August.
1611 Inverness Road (Lakewood) 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage. Brick home on a corner lot close to the beach, shopping and
schools. Open living and dining room with corner brick fireplace in living
room room. Kitchen with breakfast nookl, split bedroom plan. Fenced rear
yard with patio off living room and master bedroom. Washer/dryer includ-
,ed. 1,864 SF. $1,19,/mo. Available Early August.
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ~ Off Island
96053 Piedmont Avenue (Lofton Point) 4BR/3BA, 2-
car garage. Spacious home centrally located and convenient to Amelia
Island, Jacksonville International Airport, Kings Bay, and fifteen minutes
from Fernandina's beaches. Features include formal dining room, eat-in
kitchen, 2 full master baths and security system. Washer/dryer, pest and
lawn care included. 2,500 SF. $1,295/mo. Available Now.
COMMERCIAL ~ On Island
Jasmine Office Center (1303 Jasmine) 1'2 bl.: :i ff
14th Street. 5,500 + SF. Can be divided. Will remodel fo .ai.ij rcn-
ant. $S12.00/SF plus sales tax and utilities.
ATTENTION PROPERTY, OWNERS- usiiness has,been good and we are continu-
ing to expand our portfolio of rental properties. If you would be interested in our leas-
ing and management services for your property, please call Nip or Joy Galphin.
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VIEWS Enjoy cool breezes from on
your balcony or play a game of ten-
nis on the courts. This unit has all
new windows, doors, and plantation
Josie shutters installed in 2005. This rare,
904-415-1952 unfurnished end unit at Surf & Racquet
email@example.com won't last long $652,000 #35465
NEWLY REMODELED duplex
on Tarpon Avenue, just a few
short blocks to the beach. Each
unit is 3 bedrooms and 2 baths
with ocean views from the upper
Paul decks. This is a great investment
Barnes opportunity.' Easy to see.
paul~wailliamshouse.com $524,900 #35265
A RARE OPPORTUNITY.
One of a kind marshfront estate fac-
ing the lCW and bordered by Royal
Amelia Golf Course. This 3.7 acre
property consists of a 3,100 SF
house on the marshfront and 3 lots
with golf course views.
^ LIGHT & OPEN with arched
doorways, 3 bedrooms, and 2
baths. There's also an additional
ia room for an office or den. Lots
l _L___ of tile and freshly painted. You'll
Sandy love the privacy the greenbelt
Pearman offers as well as the screened
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THREE STORY OCEAN-
VIEW duplex w/ granny suite.
Solid pour concrete & steel
beam construction for supe-
rior safety & quality. Many
architectural features. Short
stroll to the Beach. #35261
MINUTES TO FISHING
Totally updated mobile home is
ready & waiting for youl
Features include all new kitchen
appliances, fireplace, ceiling
Molly fans, and washer & dryer. Has
K904o o20 three bedrooms, two baths,.and
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CHARMING!This Island home
has hardwood floors tiled
l kitchen & balhs and a master
bedroom suite with garden lub
-I with separate shower. The home
Carolyn and yard have lots of potential.
9Cherry $212,000 #34279
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ON SADLER 2.5 acres with
250 feet of frontage on Sadler.,
Just a few blocks from the
beach. This would be a prime
Shannon location for a restaurant or retail.
9 Smith Contact our office for more
904-626-4742,detil $1,250,000 #35067
Shr,,.tIr?,.'i.:.'.', details $1.250,000 #35067
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PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP
abounds in this Meadowfield
home. Four bedrooms/ two
baths and backs up to a wood-
ed area for privacy. You'll love
the tile & laminate flooring as
well as the screened porch.
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NORTH FLETCHER. This
remodeled home is currently a
single family residence but could
be a duplex. Only 330 feet to the
ocean Ocean views from the
upper deck and beautiful sun-
sets over Ft. Clinch. Call for
details $475 000 #35158
f. OCEANVIEW DUPLEX located
on the north end of the Island.
Each side is 2 bedrooms and 2.5
s baths. The view and beach access
are greail Good opportunity for
Sandy investment, second home or pri-
Pearman mary residence.
90665 000 3444-415-158904
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HOME in Oyster Bay. This 3/3
home features a great location,
magnificent views, an oversized
garage, a screened lanai, and
protective hurricane shutters.
THE RESIDENCE. Wonderful
gated community on Amelia Island.
This exceptional 3 BR/ 3 BA first
floor condo is just steps from the
beach. This complex offers pool,
tennis, work-out facility, and private
beach walkover. Golf membership is
available $845 000 434895
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THE PRESERVE AT SUM-
MER BEACH Brand new
courtyard home ready for Fall
occupancy. The many upgrades
will position this house in the
top tier of luxury living. Includes
membership to the Golf Club of
Amelia #35112 $650.000
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