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Gabrielle Manasi, 7, and Katharine Monahan, 6, look at the colorful gifts offered at a booth Saturday at
the eighth annual Alternative Gift Market held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The market is held each
year to benefit women, children and families locally and in developing countries around the world.

Local teacher to defy gravity,

and'crawl like Spiderman'

A local teacher will soon get to expe-
rience the closest thing to space flight
possible on this planet zero-gravity
training in a specially designed air-
Kathryn Sauls-Hopson, an excep-
tional student education teacher at
Emma Love Hardee Elementary
School in Fernaridina Beach, was
recently selected to participate in the
training as a teaching tool for her stu-
"There's a company called Space
Florida. They put out an open call for
any teacher of any field to apply to be
on this flight," she said. "We had to
put together a lesson plan showing
how we would teach our students about
microgravity, and from. there they
picked the participants.
"I teach severely cognitively
impaired students," she added. "My
original concept was to show them (the
movie) 'Chicken Little' and then use the
acorn falling to introduce the concept
.of gravity, and let them come up with
their own hypothesis of what it's going
to be like on the plane. For instance, me
and another teacher are going to play
basketball on the plane, and that's
something they can all relate to."

Kathryn Sauls-Hopson, a teacher at Emma Love Hardee Elementary
School, will participate in a special microgravity airplane flight.

. The teachers will perform other
experiments as well. "Some of it's going
to be what push-ups look like in the
different gravities. They're going to
provide us bottles of water to see how
fluid behaves in zero gravity," Sauls-
Hopson said. "We're going to play

'teacher catch' where the teacher's
actually the ball."
Sauls-Hopson has already started
training for her microgravity experi-
ence. "We met this past Saturday in
SPACE Continued on 3A

County revenues

holding up 'fine

despite downturn

Nassau County's revenues for fis-
cal 2008 were higher than budgeted
despite the nationwide economic
downturn, according to Administra-
tive Services Director Ted Selby.
Although some revenue streams
showed a drop, surpluses in other
streams made up the difference -
and then some, Selby said.
"We don't really have a whole lot
of information on October and
November on how the revenues are
going, but when we closed out last
year, the revenues were fine," he said.
"We had a few that came in slightly
under the budgeted numbers, but
most of them were fine of the num-
bers we track."
Selby said the county tracked ad
valorem (property tax) revenues, the
1-cent and half-cent sales taxes and
fuel taxes. "I've got a spreadsheet
where we track what we consider the

major revenues, and it tracks what
we receive versus what we budgeted.
We were only $78,000 short on ad
valorem, and that's out of $51 mil-
lion," he said. "And we were short
only $2,500 on the 1-cent tax. The
half-cent, on the other hand we
received $104,500 more than we bud-
geted ... and the local-option fuel tax
was $124,600 over budget. When I
take the sum total of those, we ended
up $119,600 over budget. So there
was no shortfall in the major rev-
enues cumulatively."
Nassau County prepares its budg-
et using Florida Department of
Revenue cash-flow estimates, Selby
said. "We take the state estimates,
and we budget 95 percent of that -
with the exception of ad valorem. We
calculate that based on what the prop-
erty appraiser gives us, and we budg-
et 95 percent of that also," he said. "So
we're a little extra-conservative in
COUNTY Continued on 3A

14th Street site for

Aging gets boost

Discussion on finding a new
home for the Nassau County Council
on Aging continued at Monday's
county commission meeting. At issue
was a county-owned property on 14th
Street, originally the site of
Humphreys Memorial Hospital and
later a county annex.
The site had long been consid-
ered as a possible location for the
council's new building, but environ-
mental concerns and the cost of
demolishing the old building have
so far stalled the plan. The council -
which must relocate from its current
Baptist Medical Center-owned loca-
tion by 2011 has considered other
properties, but still considers 14th
Street an ideal site, acting Executive
Director Susan Parry said Monday.
In October, concerns about
asbestos and medical waste prompt-
ed the county to fund a phase 1 envi-
ronmental study. The study, con-
ducted by the engineering firm
Gillette and Associates, determined
that pollution existed and a phase 2
study was needed. The cost for that
study was estimated at $11,000.
County Commissioner Mike
Boyle recommended approving the

6 erty belongs to the
county, and sooner
or later we're going
to have to do these
tests if we ever
want to use it," he
said. 'The sooner
we get these phase
Parry 2 done, the sooner
we know how valu-
able that property
is. ... I think we've got to start mov-
ing on the 14th Street project so we
can find out what we have, regardless
of what happens with the Council on
"I agree with Commissioner
Boyle," Commissioner Danny Leeper
said. "(The current building) has
been an eyesore for too long in the
One of the issues stalling the proj-
ect has been a disagreement between
the county and Fernandina Beach
over how to split up the estimated
$420,000 cost of demolishing the cur-
rent structure. However, Boyle
expressed confidence that a com-
promise could be reached. "I have
spoken to two (Fernandina Beach
City Commission) members one
AGING Continued on 3A

County lifeguard's

work is never done

As the colder weather and shorter
days set in, fewer people are visiting
Nassau County beaches and even fewer
people are venturing into the water.
For John Williams and Roger
Wilson, 'full-time staff members of
Nassau County Ocean Rescue, a life-
guard's job is never done.
"The department goes on kind of a
skeleton crew November through
March," Williams admitted. "During
that time we do sign maintenance,
refurbishment of the lifeguard stands,
maintenance of beachfront parks ...
and that's when we get our recertifi-
cation and training done."
And year-round, Wilson, Williams

and the rest of the crew are on call for
beach emergencies, which includes a
lot more than water rescues.
"We get different problems on a
daily basis," Williams said. "Inattentive
parents, alcohol use, lightning, people
not being used to the heat and suffer-
ing heat exhaustion or heat stroke, jel-
lyfish and other marine life ... we han-
dle all kinds of calls."
The department is part of Nassau
County Parks and Recreation, and it
has been in existence since 1990 when
five people drowned off American
Beach during Memorial Day weekend.
Prior to the inception of Nassau County
Ocean Rescue, county firefighters
responded to beach emergency calls,
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FRIDAY, November 28,2008 NEWS News-Leader


The state Beverage
Department revoked the
beer license of the Flamingo
tavern in Yulee.
November 27, 1958


City police reported a rise
in burglaries in the two

weeks surrounding the
Thanksgiving holiday.
November 30, 1V3


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"like a rock" in an Egans
Creek driveway after losing
power, critically injuring the
pilot and passenger of
Macon, Ga.
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Quit smoking classes
Quit Smoking Now!
brought to you by the Nassau
: County Health Department
and AHEC, is a six-week class
designed to help you beat the
addiction to tobacco. *
Monday lunchtime classes
run through Dec. 22 from
noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday
evening classes run through
Dec. 23 from 6- 7:30 p.m.
Classes are held in lunchroom
1 at Baptist Medical Center
Nassau, 1250 South 18th St.
To register call Jennifer at 548-
1867 or e-mail jennifer_
Grief seminar
Haven Hospice of Jackson-
ville will present a "Coping

with Grief' seminar at the
Council on.Aging (across from
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau) on Dec 1 from 1:30-
3:30 p.m. The program is
designed for people who have
lost a loved one during the
year and will be facing the hol-
idays alone. This seminar is
open to the public. For infor-
mation call Frances Bartelt at
261-0701, ext. 102.
Recreation meeting
Staff with the county
Building Maintenance and
Parks and Recreation depart-
ments will meet Dec. 1 at 7
p.m. in the commission cham-
bers at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex to
hear public: input about devel-
opment, for recreation purpos-
es, of county owned property
in the Nassau Lakes communi-
ty and off Orange Street.

drug help
There are more than 55
Prescription Drug Plans for
2009, and premiums and co-
pays will change for 2009.
Unbiased and free assistance
is available to help you choose
the plan that suits your needs
and budget.
Contact Meg McAlpine,
University of Flof aiyasss. v,
County Extension Service, at
548-1116. Appointments are
available through Dec. 18.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held Dec. 2 at the
Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. For
information call Charles
Griffin at 548-4600.


The second annual Place of
Peace Festival takes place the
first week in December. The
calendar of events includes:
Dec. 1, Peace in the
Heart, 6 p.m. An ecumenical
Candlelight and Caroling
Procession from St. Michael's
Catholic Church (Fourth and
Broome streets) down Centre
Street to St. Peter's Episcopal
Church for a Christmas con-
cert by the Songspinners, with
hot chocolate and cookies.
Public invited.
Dec. 2, Peace in the
Hearts, 7 p.m. at Elizabeth
Pointe Lodge. The Caples fam-
ily will tell the story behind
the birth of Katie Ride for Life.
Then be uplifted by the
dynamic music of the Peck
Center Ensemble. Call 277-
4851 for reservations.
Dec. 3, Peace in the
Community, 1-5 p.m.
Espiriti Santo, Trti
quoe me aclaras
ltod, que ilunminas todos
los casinos para ttle yo
alcance mi ideal. TO que me
das el don divino de perdonar
y olvidar el mial que me hacen y
que ell todos los instances de min
vida estAs conmigo. Yo quiero
en este corto dialogo agradecerte
por todo y conflirmar una ves mias
que nunca quiero separate deti, por
mayor que sea la illusion material.
Deseo estar conligo y todos mis series
queridos, en Gloria pepetua. Gracias
por iu misericordia para conmigo y
los nfos. (La persona debera l
rezar la oraci6on duarante 3 dfas
seguidos sin decir el pedido.
Denlro de los 3 dflls sera
alcanzada la gracia por nls i
dificil que sea. tPulblicaI en
c(lantol s recil)a hi gracia.)
Gracias por l eifavor
ara osS

Throughout the county, shops
with Place of Peace certificates
in their windows will donate a
percentage of their proceeds
to the festival's chosen chari-
Dec. 4, Peace in the
Country, 10 a.m. to noon at the
Nassau County Courthouse
downtown. County, city and
constitutional officials will
hold a town hall meeting for
fifth-grade schoolchildren.
Dec. 5, Peace in the
World. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
celebrate Christmas on Centre
Street with the Amelia Island
Museum of History's Tours,
Trees and Trains festival. At
7:30 p.m. attend the
Nutcracker Ballet performed
by the Dance Alive National
Ballet Company for the benefit
of the Amelia Arts Academy.
For museum tickets, call 261-
7378. For ballet tickets, call
the Amelia Arts Academy at
To become involved in the
festivities, call The Mary Anne
Foundation at (904) 206-4140
or visit placeofpeacefestival


Charles Arthur Hoenstine Jr.

Charles Arthur Hoenstine
Jr. of Fernandina Beach
passed away on Nov. 25,2008,
near Kennesaw, Ga.
Born in Altoona, Pa., on
Sept. 27, 1930, Charles grad-
uated from the United States
Military Academy at West
Point, New York in 1952. He
retired as a colonel from the
United States Army after a 30-
year military career. During
his career in the Army he
served two tours in Vietnam.
After retiring, Charles lived in
Amelia Island and was an avid
golfer and a member of the
Jacksonville Area Golfers'
Association. He was a devoted
and loving husband, father
and grandfather.
Survivors include: his
beloved wife of 56 years,
Joanne; daughter and son-in-
law, Susan and Joseph Boylan
of Tyler, Texas; son and
daughter-in-law, Thomas and

Hoenstine of
Ga.; and
daughter and
Lisa and Dave
Dreyer, also
of Kennesaw,
Ga.; and nine adoring grand-
children: Lindsay, Charis,
Jenna, Justin, Josh, Calvin,
Abby, Megan and Allie.
Funeral services will be
held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
29 at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge
Funeral Home in Kennesaw,
Please join in celebrating
Charlie's life by visiting to share memories
or to post tributes. Flowers
are welcome, or donations
made to The Lymphoma
Research Foundation.
WinkenhoferPine Ridge
Funeral Home

Adelaide "Addie" S. Robb

Adelaide "Addie" S. Robb,
70, of Fernandina Beach
passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25,
2008 at her home.
A native of Ogden, Utah,
she had residrdJ.n,.uffalo,.

relocating to Fernandina
Beach inOctober 1997. She
was a graduate of Smith Col-
lege in North Hampton, Mass.,
and during her career she
worked as the manager for fed-
eral credit unions in Buffalo,
N.Y., from 1987 until 1997.
Locally she was very invol-
ved in her community. Mrs.
Robb was avid bridge player
and member of the Amelia
Bridge Club for many years,
member of the stitching and
sewing club, book club and
the Garden Club of Amelia
Island. She was of the Protes-
tant faith and an active mem-

James E Sanders
James E. Sanders, 71,
passed away Wednesday
morning, Nov. 26, at his Yulee

ber of the Amelia Plantation
She is survived by her hus-
band of 49 years, David L.
Robb, of Fernandina Beach,
two daughters, Larkin Broden
qf .Westminster, Md., and
Adelaide Gaillard of Chevy
Chase, Md., one sister, Johnie
M. Davis of Fernandina Beach,
and by three grandchildren.
She is also survived by one
niece and two nephews.
Funeral services will be
held at Amelia Plantation
Chapel at a later date, with the
Rev. Ted Schroder, pastor, offi-
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be made to Amelia
Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman
Road, Amelia Island, FL 32034.
Please share her life story
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Arrangements were
incomplete at time of publica-
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Elizabeth Harlin Vance

Elizabeth Harlin Vance, 89,
of Haymarket, Va., passed
away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 200aat
Heritage Hall Nursing and
Rehab Center of Leesbufg, Va.
She was born in Lebanon,
Tenn., on April 17,191f9. She
lived in Amelia, Va.,, then
moved to Fairfax, Va., and
spent the last 30 years in the
Prince William County area.
Elizabeth was a member
of the Red Hat Club and
Homemakers women's club
in Haymarket and also a mem-
ber of the patient council at
Heritage Hall of Leesburg.
She was a huge fan of the
Baltimore Orioles. She loved
her Jack Russell, "Jackson."
She was known for her sup-
port of her husband, family
and friends.

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Elizabeth is preceded in
death by her loving husband
of 70 years, John B. Vance, a
daughter, Francis Vance
Flippen, and two sons, John
B. -Vance Jr. and William
Harlin Vance.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Betty Vance Bennett of
Burkeville, Va., and three
sons, Zeb Lee Vance of Florida
and Robert Edward Vance and
Richard Chambers Vance,
both of Haymarket, Va.
Other survivors include 20
grandchildren, 32 great-grand-
children and one great-great-
The family will receive
friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at
Found and Sons Lee Funeral
Chapel, 8521 Sudley Road,.
Manassas, Va. A funeral serv-
ice will be held Saturday, Nov.
29, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Found
and Sons Lee Funeral Chapel.
Interment will follow in
Stonewall Memory Gardens.
Online condolences may
be sent to her family at foun-
Sons Lee Funeral Chapel

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SPACE Continued from, 1A
Titusville. I'm in a team with
three other teachers. In our
groups we had to develop three
team experiments that we're
going to video (record) while
on the flight," she said.
"There's no physical training,
but there was a pretty extensive
preexisting condition list you
had to go through, and if you
had any of them you had to
have a doctor's note. None of
them applied to me, but quite a
few people are going to have to
come back with doctor's notes
on flight day."
The flight will take off
from Kennedy Space Center
Dec. 7. Once in the air, the spe-
cially modified Boeing 747,
owned by the Zero Gravity
Corp., will achieve micrograv-
ity by performing a series of
steep ascents and descents.
"They fly what's called a
parabola, up to about a 50-
degree angle and then back

RESCUE Continued from 1A
Williams said.
But for a beach community
where locals and tourists alike
flock to the shore and swim in
the ocean at least seven months
of the year, a more specialized
department for handling ocean
rescues and keeping county
beaches safe is a better idea,
the men said. ,
"We're better trained for
this," said Williams. "You
wouldn't call a lifeguard to a
fire ... most of our guys are
(emergency medical techni-
cian) trained besides our life-
guard training ... and some of
our guys are first responder
certified." Just the minimum
training required by the depart-
ment to be a lifeguard is 120
hours, and lifeguards must
annually update their certifica-
Williams, a native of West
Palm Beach, was a rescue
swimmer in the U.S. Navy for
20 years before he retired and
came to work in Nassau
County. Wilson has been a life-
guard for 20 years. After years

down at a 45-degree angle,
and during that time you expe-
rience weightlessness. That
lasts for about 30 seconds, and
they do it over and over and
over," Sauls-Hopson said.
"You're not weightless that
whole time when you're
going up and down you expe-
rience about 1.8 times your
body weight. If someone gets
sick, that's usually what does it
to them."
Sauls-Hopson said the flight
would work its way down to
zero-g by increments. "Firsi
they'll do Martian, which is
one-third of our normal gravity.
The next two parabolas will be
lunar, which is one-sixth. The
idea of doing that is so people
don't go into shock when they
hit zero-g." The plane will then.
do 12 parabolas at zero gravity,
she said.
Sauls-Hopson said she was-
n't particularly apprehensive -
not even about the famed stom-
ach lurch that gave zero-g

of patrolling the county's beach-
es (city beaches are patrolled
by lifeguards who work under
Fernandina Beach Fire
Rescue), they say the biggest
problem they see with beach
goers is parents and guardians
who don't keep an eye on their
"This is our major concern,
I mean we're talking children
under 5 years old ... (some par-
ents) can't see where their kid
is, a lot of times they'll turn
their back on the child,"
Williams said.
"They consider us as
babysitters," Wilson added.
While it's important to take
children to beaches staffed
with lifeguards both men say
the drownings they've seen
have all been at beaches with
no lifeguards on duty parents
must still carefully watch their
Another dangerous situa-
tion the men say they fre-
quently see is alcohol use
mixed with swimming.
"People who normally don't
swim get a couple of drinks in
their system, and it's not a good

planes the nickname "Vomit
"I'm not worried about get-
ting sick, although I have a
lovely group of friends that are
pulling for me to get sick,
because they want to see that
footage," she said. "I'm excited
to prove them all wrong. I told
them even if I did get sick, I
would lie to them.
"I'm most excited about
being able to bring this to my
kids on their cognitive level,"
she added. "When they see a
video of what we've actually
done, it's going to be a light-
bulb moment for them,
because these kids relate very
well with media. I could talk
forever and they wouldn't get it,
but if they see it, they'll know
that that basketball looks dif-
ferent than it looked here. And
I don't know what student
wouldn't think it was cool to
see their teacher crawl like

combination," Williams said.
"It can be a deadly combina-
tion ... and we encourage peo-
ple to learn how to swim ... I
can't believe how many people
are out there who can't swim."
Heeding the advice of life-
guards and posted warning
signs is also important, and
Williams said warnings are fre-
quently ignored by some beach
visitors. "We see a lot of bel-
ligerent people, talking back
and refusing to do what we ask
them," Williams said.
He understands beachgo-
ers want to have fun -"It can be
kind of a party atmosphere on
the weekends at the beach" -
but he said lifeguards have to
err on the side of safety when
it comes to everything from rip
currents to shark sightings to
bad weather.
"Really it's about using com-
mon sense in the aquatic envi-
ronment, because it can be a
deadly environment," he said.
"We ask that people listen to
the lifeguards ... watch their
children, be cognizant'of ocean
conditions and learn to swim."

AGING Continued from 1A
is (Commissioner Eric)
Childers and the other is
(Commnnissioner Susan) Steger -
who say they are still very
interested," he said. "I have
had encouraging remarks from
both Conmmnissioner Childers
and Commnissioner Steger
that it's still salvageable in the
"My concern is that I think
we have people on the
Fernandina Beach commis-
sion that want to move
forward, but there's not a col-
lective agreement on it,"
Commission Chair Barry
Holloway said.
Parry reminded the com-
mission that time was of the
essence, because a $500,000
state grant could be withdrawn
in 2009 if the council can't pro-
vide firm plans to begin con-
struction on a new facility. "I
think the important thing for
the Council on Aging is to know
you're moving forward on this,"
she said.
"I think we need to go ahead
and let Ms. Parry know that
we're moving forward with
this," Holloway said. "Let's go
ahead and do the phase 2
study. I would like (County
Coordinator Ed) Sealover and
his staff to coordinate with Ms.
Parry so she doesn't miss a
date, because the last thing we
need is to come back in'January
and find out, 'Well, we missed
"We should make it clear
that the Council on Aging is still
interested in this property,"
Boyle said.
"Yes sir, we are, very much
so, and I want to make that very
clear," Parry responded.
The commission voted
unanimously to approve a phase
2 environmental study of the
site, with a spending cap of

COUNTY Cotinued from 1A
that regard, and that's always
been good to us."
Selby blames the slight
shortfall in some revenue
streams on the economic
downturn. Although Florida
Amendment 1 increased the
homestead exemption on prop-
erty taxes from $25,000 to
$50,000, he discounted that as
a major factor in the ad val-
orem drop. "The budget was
put together knowing
Amendment 1 was coming. I
would have to say and I'm
not an expert in this area it
had to do with the number of
foreclosures, and those bills
were not being paid. It could
be that some of them are just
delinquent and we may see
some of that coming in '08-9."
The decrease in 1-cent rev-
enues can be laid at the econ-
omy's doorstep, too, said
County Coordinator Ed
Sealover. "It's the consumer
spending," he said. "People
aren't spending as much, and
that's where we're seeing the
slippage in the sales tax."
The county's investments

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according to Clerk of Court
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principal is absolutely top pri-
ority, and it's written into law,"
he said. "We have statutory
boundaries on where we can
place money. If we're placing
money into a bank deposito-
ry, it has to be a qualified pub-
lic depository as defined by
Florida law. What that indi-
cates is that the bank has col-
lateralization, or backup
money, to make sure they can
give us the money back when
we need it."
Crawford said although the
county's investments are not
getting the same rate of return
they would in a strong econo-
my, the principal is still safe.
"We're holding our own. We're
not at that point where we're
averaging about 5 percent
return, but that's just indica-
tive of what's happening
nationally," he said. "'The inter-
est rates are clearly not where
we'd like them to be, but
they're probably as good as
they could be right now."

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Programs that help the American veteran

The needs of veterans and
their families vary by family and
individual circumstances and at
times, it can be difficult to figure
out what is needed, when, and
how to go about getting neces-
sary assistance. My first sug-
gestion when seeking help
would be to contact one of the
many military service organi-
zations in our community such
as the American Legion or
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Whether or not you are a mem-
ber, I can guarantee you'll never
be turned away when pursuing
advice and referrals.
In addition to military serv-
ice organizations, here are a few
avenues that don't always get a
lot of attention, but are there
for you when and if you ever
need them. Since the veterans
of our nation are scattered
throughout the world these
organizations don't necessarily
limit their support to you based
on your geographical location.
Also remember, we all experi-
ence a rough patch in our lives
at one time or another, maybe
this assistance can help put you
back on track. Good luck!


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to the mem-
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home and abroad. The site
includes a listing of more than
350 homefront groups providing
a variety of support for military
members and their families.
Support includes writing letters
and e-mails, sending care pack-
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helping the wounded when they
return home. If you're an organ-
ization that can provide this
invaluable service to the veter-
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itary family and has so far sur-
passed $2 million in donations
to families facing hard times.
The service member has to
have been active duly or dis-
charged from active duty with-
in 36 months prior to applying
and the financial hardship must
be primarily due to deployment
or military service. Example of
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by the program: housing and
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food and personal care prod-
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from donations are available to
members of the five branches of
service, the Reserves and
National Guard. Funds awarded
by the program are grants, not
loans, typically less than $2,500
and recipients don't need to
repay them. For an application
on the Unmet Needs.Programn
go to and click
on the Programs tab, followed
by the VFW Support tab.
According to VetJobs,
"Veterans make the best em-
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tion that has partnered with the
VFW, making it easy to reach
the transitioning active duty mil-

Battle of the Bulge
I hope to do an article on the anniversary of the Battle of
the Bulge in December. I would like to get some first-hand
inputs from actual World War II survivors of this historical mil-
itary conflict. If you are one of those survivors please contact
me at or via mail c/o of the News-
Leader, 511 Ash St., Femandina Beach FL 32034.
Debbie Walsh, Veterans Corner

itary member, National Guard
member, Reservist or veteran
and family member who has
separated over the last several
decades or who will soon be
separating. There are no
charges for using VetJobs and
assistance is available to all of
the "United States military fam-
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of service, veterans, retirees,
NOAA and Public Health
Service employees. It is also
available to spouses, eligible for-
mer spouses, widows/widow-
ers, dependents and DOD civil-
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have served in the U.S. military
or been a member of a U.S. mil-
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"Luke's Wings," a Wash-
ington, D.C.-based group, is an
organization dedicated to help-
ing wounded veterans and their
families. Established in Decem-
ber 2007, Luke's Wings recog-

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lies to be with their loved ones
after he or she is wounded in
combat. Luke's Wings organiz-
ers provide them with the
means to visit their service
member during hospitalization
and rehabilitation at Walter
Reed Medical Center and at the
National Medical Center in
nearby Bethesda, Md. The
organization provides travel
tickets and travel agency serv-
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warriors. One of their most
recent contributions was to a
family living in Jupiter. When
notified of the desire for the
immediate family to be present
during their son's treatment at
Walter Reed, Luke's Wings
made all the arrangements. The
organization is supported
through fundraisers, private and
corporate donations and has
also been known to partner with
a hotel and a theme park for
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on Luke's Wings, go to

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The Joe Foss Institute is
not quite the same type organ-
ization as those listed, but it still
provides a valuable aid,
"Keeping the Art of Patriotism
Alive for our Youth." The Joe
Foss Institute website states it's
dedicated to promoting patriot-
ism, integrity and a public serv-
ice. Their goal is to encourage
patriotism through contact in
schools and with youth groups.
They exchange information
with our youth in a "Veterans
in the Classroom" environment.
The institute is a non-profit
organization inspired and found-
ed by Medal of Honor recipient
Joe Foss and wife, Didi. Their
"Veterans Inspiring Patriotism"
program uses animated DVDs
for grade levels K-5 to promote
Gen. Joe Foss' American val-
ues, "I'm proud to be an
American. I'm humbled to have
been able to serve this great
country and fight for its match-
less Constitution!" If you are an
educator or a veteran that would
like to participate in this lesson
plan contact
or call 800-348-0316.
Debbie Walsh is a 22-year vet-
eran and retired Senior Master
Sergeant in the Air Force. She is
a Life Member of American
Legion Post 54, Fernandina
Beach and frequently writes arti-
cles about historical military
events, subjects with a patriotic
theme and items of interest to
U.S. veterans and their families.


FRIDAY, November 28.2008 NEWS News l,cader

Hospital auxiliary

celebrates 60 years


"The auxiliary has consistently worked with
the hospital administration to support its efforts
in providing quality health with compassion and
interest to all visitors and patients wherever and
however we can," said Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary president Charlie Kicklighter.
The auxiliary was first organized in September
1948 "with only a handful of volunteers," said
Kicklighter. The auxiliary continued through
the name change to Humphreys Memorial
Hospital in 1960, then to Baptist Health Center
Nassau in 1994, then to Baptist/St. Vincent's
Medical Center in 1996 and finally back to Baptist
Medical Center Nassau in 2000.
"At one time, the auxiliary had a candy striper
program and sponsored blood drives," said
Auxilians also used their talents to create
such things as painted murals for the pediatric
department and a mural depicting Fernandina in
1912, which still hangs in the hospital.
In the early years, auxilians began giving
tours of the hospital for elementary school chil-
dren, a practice that is still carried on today.
Decorating the hospital for Christmas, mak-
ing tray favors for the patients for holidays and
participating with the hospital in manning a booth
for the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival are
other auxiliary activities.
The auxiliary funds two scholarships for
Nassau County residents through FCCJ and
UNF, conducts.elementary school tours for more

Goodwill ambassador
The Baptist Medical Center Nassau
Auxiliary was created to act as a goodwill
ambassador between the hospital and the
public, and to raise money to supplement
hospital funds. Anyone over 18 who suc-
cessfully completes the application process
and is willing to dedicate their time and tal-
ent to assisting Baptist Medical Center
Nassau and its patients and visitors is invit-
ed to become part of the auxiliary.

than 200 students each year, and donates to var-
ious equipment needs that make the patients'
hospital experience more comfortable.
Donated items include a wide variety of items
ranging from blankets and stethoscopes to an
electro-cardiograph machine, cardiopulmonary
pump, reclining chairs for the labor and delivery
department, a new digital mammography
machine and much more.
About 400 babies a year are delivered at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau, said Kicklighter,
and each newborn is presented a welcome-to-life
package, courtesy of the auxiliary.
"We now have over 180 volunteers who give
of their time, talents and efforts to make the
hospital patient and visitor experience as com-
forting and stress-free as possible."
For information contact Kicklighter at 206-

St. Johns River board elects new officers

PALATKA- In a unanimous
vote, the St. Johns River Water
Management District's
Governing Board elected Susan
N. Hughes of Ponte Vedra
Beach to serve as board chair-
Hughes was appointed to a
three-year term for an at-large
seat on the district's Governing
Board in Octoberi 2003 and was
reappointed in March 2006 to a
four-year term ending March
1, 2010. She was elected vice
chairman of the board in
November 2007.
Hughes is chief human
resources officer for JEA, a
Jacksonville-based water, sewer

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and electric utility, where she
has worked for nearly 23 years.
She has a bachelor's degree in
civil engineering from the
University of Pittsburgh and a
master's degree in public
administration from the
University of North Florida. She
is a registered professional
engineer and also is involved
in numerous civic and profes-
sional organizations.
The board also elected W.
Leonard Wood of Fernandina
Beach as vice chairman, Hersey
"Herky" Huffman of Enterprise
as secretary and Hans G.

Tanzler III of Jacksonville as
The other Board members
are Douglas C. Bournique of
Vero Beach, Michael Ertel of
Oviedo, David G. Graham (out-
going chairman) of
Jacksonville, Arlen N. Jumper of
Fort McCoy and Ann T. Moore
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Board members, who meet
monthly, are responsible for set-
ting the policies for the district's
They are appointed by the
governor to four-year terms and
serve without pay.

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Baptist Nassau Volunteers

In honor of the Baptist Nassau Auxiliary's
60th anniversary, Baptist Nassau is pleased
to recognize some of the 200 dedicated volunteers
who give so much to the hospital and the community.

Congratulations and thanks fbr all you (do.

Bina Crowley, Out-Patient Registration

As a young woman, Bina worked in a hospital and she's always
enjoyed helping others. Her husband received good care at Baptist
Nassau, so she became a dedicated volunteer. "I find it very
satisfying to be kind, to help people feel comfortable in times of
crisis.., maybe I should have been a nurse," she says with a smile.


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Remembering, and laughing

t was getting dark and I was about to take
my two big dogs for a walk when the
phone rang. I considered ignoring it but
something made me answer. I'm glad I
did or I would've been deprived of one of the
most delightful conversations I've ever had.
I said hello and the female caller asked
me if I was Joe Palmer. I said yes and before I
could say another word, she opened up
with a merry salvo that kept me entertained
for the next 15 minutes. She said I didn't know
her but that her name is Miz Wilcox. She read
my column about my high school class reunion
in Waycross, Ga. She wondered if I'm related
to the Palmers who used to live out Carswell
Avenue there. Good Lord, I thought. My dad's
family owned a dairy out that way for awhile
when Dad was young but he's 82 now. There
was a boy and two girls in the Palmer family
out Carswell Avenue who used to walk to
school together, my mystery caller prodded
me. Dad had three sisters and a brother
and they did walk several miles to school and
back each day. I smiled, thinking about
Dad telling us tales about the ground being
frozen solid in the winter time and that they put
boiled eggs in their pockets to warm their
Then Miz Wilcox flipped to an even more
obscure page in the really old section of my
family photo album. There were two other girls
who lived there who weren't Palmers. She said
the name Johnson came to mind. One of them
later owned a beauty shop. I got goose bumps.
Granny Palmer's maiden name was Johnson.
She reared her brother's two daughters. One
of them later ran a beauty shop near us.
Though she didn't sound a day over 70, I

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figured Miz Wilcox nust be
pretty old. She's chatty and
laughs a lot and has a voice
sweel as iny mama's pecan
pie, topped off with a gener-
ous helping of thick South
Georgia accent you couldn't
scrub out with a corn cob. I
finally got around to asking
her age. She floored me with
her answer. She's just shy of

The reason she called was
Joe Palmer because she also graduated
from Waycross High School.
My class reunion column reminded her of
all the class reunions she attended until people
finally quit attending. Miz Wilcox's spunkiness
convinced me that if her graduation class
threw a shindig tomorrow, she'd be there with
bells on her feet. I'd bet a Christmas ham that
she's still the life of the party.
But that's not all. Miz Wilcox is a living his-
tory book and reference guide to old Waycross
and who was who. Did I know this family? Did
I remember that one?
She rattled off family names and characters
from fading black and white photographs like
an auctioneer at an estate sale. This family
lived on that street. The so-and-so's lived over
on Seaman Street.
She asked me which street I'd lived on.
Then she laughed girlishly and said she used
to live on the same street, only farther up.
There was a Taylor girl who used to live in a
big house on the road that ran alongside the
railroad track on that street. I knew immediate-
ly who she meant. Old Miz Taylor, who lived

alone in that big old house on the corner when
we were kids, has been dead for years.
Hers was a favorite stop on Halloween
because she always gave us big, homemade
popcorn balls. Sometimes she even let us play
in her goldfish pond.
I asked Miz Wilcox her maiden name and
her answer unveiled another forgotten paint-
ing. She was kin to an older woman and her
daughter who lived across the street from us
for years. The older woman died long ago. Her
daughter died several weeks ago. Miz Wilcox
mentioned the name of one of the older
woman's granddaughters and asked if I
remembered her. I flashed back on a pretty girl
with dark hair and dark eyes who made a
teenage boy's heart skip a few beats long ago.
She still has those pretty dark eyes and that
dark hair, Miz Wilcox told me.
And so my conversation with Miz Wilcox
went, back and forth, the two of us laughing
and remembering, just like we'd been old
friends for years. Life is like a blank canvas.
The people we meet along the way are the col-
orful brushstrokes in rich, warm oil that trans-
form dull canvas into a portrait. Faces and
places, some forgotten, some only misplaced,
lie covered and locked away in the deepest cor-
ners of our hearts and minds where they wait
to be rediscovered and gazed upon with fond
eyes once again. These are what our lives are
made of.
They are irreplaceable. They are priceless.
They are unique to each of us. They are mas-
Joe Palmer of Fernandina Beach writes regu-
larly for the News-Leader E-mail him at trey-


Caring community
When I read ("Returning home," Nov. 21),
the first question that came to mind was: How
long has she been gone from Amelia Island? As
a 20-plus year resident, I have observed, indeed
participated in, many changes for the better that
the letter writer apparently does not notice. In
addition, she might wish to check her facts care-
fully before issuing blanket indictments.
This community has been a conservative
stronghold for a great many years. But that is
true of all of Northeast Florida. Why should
Amelia Island be castigated uniquely for the atti-
tudes held by a minority of bigots and fools
among the conservative majority? I find local
residents generally are reasonable and do not
equate Obama with Hitler, on the one hand, or
communism on the other hand.
While there is much to be said for limitation
of handgun ownership, it certainly appears that
the U.S. Constitution, not any statute enacted
on Amelia Island, does guarantee the right to own
She is surely given to making snap judg-
ments, if she believes that no mental health serv-
ices exist locally because she dialed a discon-
nected telephone. Sutton Place Behavioral Health
is an outstanding agency, right in Yulee, offering
fully professional services to the public and may
be found in any local phone directory under
"Mental Health Services." OK, Yulee is not Amelia
Island but it is an appropriate location for services
supported by Nassau County.
A condemnation of local churches based on
the content of signboards is a pretty shallow
basis for making judgment. Has she listened to
what the churches actually preach, I wonder?
Comment refuting her statements could go on
and on. But I would encourage her to look on the
bright side. This community is a caring one and
abounds with evidence of that. One other ques-
tion I would ask her: Where is this paragon of
"social justice" she moved from? It must be a
wonderful place if it displays none of the faults she
sees here.
Alan Donaldson
Amelia Island

I do not know (the letter writer of "Returning
home," Nov. 21) personally, but I'm pretty sure I
know where to find her picture: in Webster's
next to "self-righteous."
I'll start with her "alarm" over local church-
es exerting "power and influence" over their
congregations on the gay marriage ban gee,
moral guidance, isn't that pretty well what church
is all about? If gay marriage and family values
aren't moral issues I don't know what is! Next,
gun rights. I am always amazed at how liberals
and progressives who so value freedom of
thought and diversity are willing and eager to
arbitrarily wipe out a constitutional right enjoyed
by myself and 100 million or so of their fellow cit-
izens. Yes, bad people use'guns to kill people, and
they also use knives, blunt objects, cars ever
watch CSI? Where there is an evil will, there is
a way murder has always and will always be
with us guns make it easier, but they also make
it easier to defend yourself. 'Nuff said.

As to her appalled disappointment over the
homeless nothing leads like example, lady.
She should feel free to take some of these poor
souls into her home until they get back on their
feet. Same goes for that appalling trash on the
beach feel free to grab a poker and a bag and
have at it. And last, on the "great divide, between
the Plantation and the rest of us it's called a
gated community. People move to a gated com-
munity for a reason figure it out.
In closing I would like to invite her to take her
appalled, disappointed personage back to what-
ever blue state nirvana she just came front our
backward little town would be kindlerr and gen-
tler" for it.
Kevin Lawrence
Fernandina Beach

What a grumpy letter that was ("Returning
home," Nov. 21)! It rather surprised me because
I didn't think that Democrats could or would be
grumpy. This lady who has returned to her old
hometown definitely was grumpy.
She lamented that there were all sorts of
things wrong with Fernandina and its inhabi-
tants. That however was not my business. She did
however take another potshot at those of us who
made the mistake (apparently) of living on the
Amelia Island Plantation. "We are segregated." (I
guess that's why it's called a plantation.) We sup-
posedly support the downtown economy in some
ways, etc., etc., but surely not enough. Forget that
so many of "those people" are active in Take
Stock in Children, Habitat for Humanity, Boys &
Girls Club, Micah's Place, ARIAS, Island Art
Association and many other organizations where
their efforts are hands on as well as financial.
Those of us who live at/on the Plantation have
heard it all many times before. But this lady's big
beef this time is the new gallery that has opened
on the Plantation.
I would like to rebut this grouchy lady who
has returned to her roots. Thanks to the efforts
of Lorraine King we do indeed have a new gallery
on "campus." Lorraine and her committee found
the empty space and then contacted all of the peo-
ple who live on the Plantation who would like to
think of ourselves as artists. It seemed like a
nice opportunity to display our artwork and we
all know that the Island Art Association is short
on space. This new gallery will offer classes and
meetings that will be open to the public and we
do offer space for guest artists.
It is so strange to me that people live in all
sorts of "communities" off and on the island.
Yet we who live on the Plantation are catego-
rized as no other. It's enough to make one
Barbara Fuller
Member of The Island Art Association and
Plantation Artist's Guild

Rotary Club commended
The Fernandina Beach Rotary Club mem-
bership is to be commended for their continued
commitment to increasing the opportunities for
family learning in our homes throughout Nassau
This dedicated group of Rotarians has again

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placed a student dictionary in the hands of every
third-grade student enrolled in the Nassau School
This literacy project will influence students for
years to come as they continue to utilize this
resource as well as being able to share learning
at home with parents and siblings. Our families
are a priority to this group, and on behalf of the
school district we offer a sincere thanks for their
generous and effective support.
Linda Morris
Nassau School District
Ferhandina Beach

Your article on "Back to the garden" (Nov. 19)
interested me very, very much. "Why not?" I
thought to myself. I wish more people would get
interested in gardening for a hobby. It is so much
fun and can be productive.
I have been gardening ever since I was four at
our farm and then at our home in town. My father,
whom 1 idolized as a child, was an agriculture
major from Michigan Agricultural College and he
taught agriculture when he returned home to
the Philippines.
We grew beautiful flowers, different kinds of
vegetables and fruit trees. My mother encouraged
us children to eat vegetables and fruits.
Now that I am 84 years old, I keep busy with
the garden at home and when I visit family and
friends here in the U.S. and in the Philippines
where I visit every year.
When I was visiting a friend in Vero Beach this
month, I planted flowers and vegetables. On our
visit to Mount's Botanical garden in West Palm
Beach, we became interested in their potted veg-
etables tomatoes, squash, peppers, etc. They
had a wire fence where climbing vegetables grew.
So we did the same when we got home to Vero
Beach. The 50-foot-long fencing wire provided
cylindrical cages for the tomatoes also with more
left over all for $30.

I expect my friend to get plenty of vegetables
for her salads and for cooking next month.
Elizabeth I. Shroff
Fernandina Beach

My husband, James G. Henderson, lived in the
historic Beulah Alberty House in front of the
church on Cumberland Island during the 1970's.
Beulah worked for the Carnegies and was a
founder of the Baptist Church on Cumberland.
This is the church that would still be completely
unknown had John Kennedy not been married
there. He has previously given the original prim-
itive communion set used in the church to the
National Park Service. We have absolutely no
idea of its current location, but hopefully they will
display it in the future.
We are seeking the rightful owners of a Bible
from Cumberland Island. It would have been left
in the Beulah Alberty House during her tenure.
It has absolutely no monetary value. We would
simply like to see it returned to the family for
keepsake purposes. The inscription on the inside
is to a person with the last name of Douglas and
dated Christmas, 1944.
Should the correct Douglas family come for-
ward, there are a few other names that we could
use to help ensure that we have the right family
and would then turn it over to them.
Please submit any inquiries to P.O. BoX 467,
St. Marys, GA 31558.
Sandra Henderson
Cumberland Island, Ga.

Send letters by e-mail to: mparnell@fbnews or mail letters to: Letters to the
Editor, P.O. Box 766. Femandina Beach, FL
32035, On-line at

A momentous opportunity for America

cession speech, and Barack
Obama gave his victory speech,
their unified voice was loud and
Sen. McCain gave perhaps one of the most
dynamic and powerful messages to our nation
in decades. His conciliatory tone and heartfelt
support for the president-elect were almost pal-
pable, and it was so obviously genuine that it
made me so proud that he had been the oppo-
nent of my candidate of choice. He showed
what was always in his soul, deep down,
beyond the unfortunate reality of political cam-
President-elect Obama also gave one of the
most dynamic and powerful speeches to our
nation in decades. His victory speech was a
message of caution, optimism and reality and
most importantly: unity. Obama did not suc-
cumb to the bravado of his predecessor who,
out of the shoot, said he had a mandate and
political capital, and he intended to spend it.

lNowhere in the president-
elect's words were such
things as "with us or agin' us"
or the attitude and mindset of
S-.. "it's my way or the highway"
(to President Bush's credit,
S he recently stated that he
.i-,' regretted making such harsh
S statements and for being of
that mindset). Obama's lone
OPINIONS was very much like that of
FROM THE Sen. McCain it's time to
GOLDFISH come together and start
working to make things right.
I think that for those who
Coleman feel like Obama's election or
Lanshaw McCain's defeat is a terrible
Langsha thing, and that we have some-
how just become a socialist state, run'by a man
who will cause them and their interests great
harm, I say please listen to the messages again
and open your minds to the possibility that this
fear is unfounded.

The election of the first African-American to
the highest office in the greatest nation in the
history of man is certainly a great measure
that our nation has come a long way in respect
to our terribly troubled past, but it is not "mis-
sion accomplished."
Not only is racism still an issue but our
social and economic divisions remain chasms
in our sIpiritual fabric. His election shows that
we are ready to acknowledge our past and
present shortcomings, but his message, and
John McCaiin's, is one that miuslt resonate to
every single American, regardless of age, race,
sex, national origin, sexual preference or eco-
lnonic status.
I know that what I amn writing here ihas been
said and written a million times, but it has to be
said a million limes more.
I Iruly do not want those who feel disenfran-
chised by this election to feel as I did after the
last president was elected when the prevailing
attitude was, with ius or agin us, or too bad for
you, our guy is president. I do not believe that

Obama is thinking like that, or believes his
"mandate" is real simply because he garnered
many more votes than his opponent.
It is my hope that the people who did not
vote for Obama will give the new president a
chance, and more so, I hope that the new presi-
dent will earn the respect and confidence of
those people. He is, after all, everyone's next
president, and that is a very important distinc-
tion to remember.
So I am not going to act like Sen. McCain
lost, and I am not going to think like President-
elect Obama won. No gloating on my part,
because that is the worst thing anyone could
do at such an important time in our nation's
history and future. A new age is upon us,
change is upon us and we have not had, nor
may we have again, such a momentous oppor-
tunity for America, and the world. We all have a
responsibility to make sure that we do not
squander this gift.
Coleman Langshaw ofFernandina Beach
writes regularly for the News-Leader

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We should be thankful

Oh. give thanks unto the Lord, for he
is good, his mercy is everlasting and his
truth endureth to all generations. In our
hearts today we give thanks.
As we begin another holiday season,
have we stopped to thank God for where
he brought us from? The change we
prayed for has come. What God has for
us, is for us, for he knows what each of
our futures holds, so let's continue to
put our trust in him each day. He sees
our lives before they unfold, even our
words before we pray.
Being thankful is a daily task, not just
this time of year. Even though our lives
seem to be one continual storm, trial
after trial, feeling depleted and torn;
hard times multiply again and again;
each day may bring on new problems;
things seemed to never end. Give
thanks anyhow, through the storm and
the rain; it helps to ease out pain.
Today we give thanks because God
knows about every tear we cry. He han-
dles them with care. When we don't

have what we want,
thank you, Lord. When
we can't see our way,
thank you, Lord. He
knows we are his own.
The sounds of our
.praises bring him
delight. There is no
favoritism shown; he is
available day and night.
NOW AND We thank God even
THEN when things don't go
.... our way. Students
attending the same
Maybelle church but not the
Kirkland same college bragged
to each other about
who would win the classics in Orlando.
All bragging rights go to Florida A&M
University. They shut down Bethune
Cookman University 58-35. Lots of love
to Rattler Brenda Peterson. The
Wildcats still love you, and thank God
we do it all in love. Congratulations till
next time. Brag on.

Nassau County Home Educators
Support Grobp for home-schoolihg par-
ents meets the third Thursday at 7 p.m.
Call 225-9160 or visit
saucounty homeeducators.
Nassau County Master Gardener
volunteers, trained by County
Horticultural Extension agents, are
required to serve 75 volunteer hours
year one of their accreditation and'50
volunteer hours annually in all subse-
quen.t years to maintain their certifica-
tion. Call Becky Jordi at 548-1116 or e-
Nassau County Motorcycle
Association meets at 7 p.m. the third
Wednesday of each month at Murray's
Grille in Yulee. Social/dinner hour is 6-7
p.m. Call Ken Bowers at 261-7954.
Nassau County NAACP civil rights
organization meets at 6 p.m. for the
executive committee meeting and 7 p.m.
for the branch meeting the second
Monday at the Peck Center, Fernandina
Beach. Call president Courtney Tyson-
Shelby at 491-3419.
Nassau County NAACP Youth
Council meets at 5 p.m. the first

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Monday at the Peck Center, Fernandina
Beach. Call 3214031.
Nassau County Democratic Party
meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday at
party headquarters, 401 Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach, and the third
Tuesday at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church. Call 261-3364 or visit
Nassau County Republican Party
meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday at
the County Commission Building in
Yulee. Call 261-5104 or visit www.nas-
Nassau County Retired Educators
Association meets the third Tuesday of
each month from September to May at
various locations. For information, con-
tact Stanley Lofton at 225-9365 or
Stephanie Manwell at (912) 729-4173.
Nassau County Writers and Poets
Society for people who enjoy writing
meets the third Saturday. Times and
Locations vary. Contact Cara at
Nassau Detachment of the Marine
Corps League veterans' organization
meets at 7:05 p.m. the first Wednesday

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The families of the late Sis. Maebell
Brown Coston from the Lessic commu-
nity and Bro. Ruben Davis Jr., Yulee,
give thanks today for all acts of kindness
'shown to them during their hours of
bereavement, asking God's blessings
upon you and you remember them in
your prayers.
Birthday wishes to Laquinn Green,
Cassandra Dennard, Elaine Overstreet,
Maurice Fields, Dericka Benson, Oscar
Jones, Lillie Jones, Lawrence Albertie,
Corliss Brown, Wayne Albertie, Neisha
Rainey-Smith, Paula Evans, Zanovia
Johnson, Nehemiah Sharper, Joel
,Gilbert, mothers Bessie Reeves, Maggie
Wingard and Vivian Hardy, Lawrence
Williams Sr., Nita Holzendorf, Ivy
Dennison, Patrick Cribb and Rosalind
In all things give thanks. We realize
that if God brings us to it, he'll bring us
through it, for without him we can do
Happy Thanksgiving and be blessed.


East Nassau County Military AP-3
Honor Guard provides military honors
on the death of a serviceman. Eligible
recipients include military members on
active duty or in'the selected reserve,
former military members who served
on active duty and department under
conditions other than dishonorable, for-
mer military members who completed
at least one term of enlistment or period
of initial obligated service in the
Selected Reserve and departed under
conditions other than dishonorable, for-
mer military members discharged from
the Selected Reserve due to a disability
incurred or aggravated in the line of
duty, and members of the Commission-
ed Officer Corps of the Public Health
Service and National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, as mem-
bers of a Uniformed Service.
To prove eligibility documentation,
such as the DD Form 214 discharge cer-
tificate, is required. For information call
Commander/Coordinator Ted Davis at
A project to fabricate metal parts
used in the manufacture of three-
wheeled, hand-cranked carts is ongoing
at a workshop sponsored by Memorial
United Methodist Church. The vehicles,

called Personal Energy Transportation
or PETs, are assembled at Penney
Farms and shipped throughout the
world to victims of polio, land mines and
other injuries.
Opportunities exist for those inter-
ested in cutting, grinding, drilling and
welding metal parts, delivering parts
and procuring materials. Call Jack at
261-5691 or James at 261-5863.
The Amelia Island group of
Narcotics Anonymous is for anyone
needing help dealing with drugs. It
meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursdays
and Sundays; 6 p.m. Friday; and 7 p.m.
Monday at First Assembly of God
Church, 302 South 14th St. Call 1-800-
National Alliance on Mental
Illness-Nassau meets on third Thursday
at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the
McArthur Family YMCA off Citrona
Drive. The Consumer Support Group
meets weekly on Fridays at 11 a.m. at
the Council On Aging across from
Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Family
support meetings are held the fourth
Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room 204 at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church. Call 277-1886.
The Overeaters Anonymous 12-
step program meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday

at First Baptist Church or 1 p.m.
Thursday at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church. For information, directions, a
carpool/ride or help starting more OA
meetings, contact Sheila at 261-7467 or
Ilona at 261-9361.
Judy Schiffman, director of Panic
Relief, Inc., offers a program for anyone
suffering from panic, anxiety and agora-
phobia to cope with these disorders.
Learn how attitudes and current
thoughts affect panic and anxiety.
Programs are held locally. Call PRI at
(732) 940-9658.
The Pink Ribbon Ladies, a breast
cancer support group, meets the second
Monday at 6 p.m. in Dining Room 2,
next to the cafeteria at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau.
Miracle on Wheels makes avail-
able electric powered wheelchairs to
non-ambulatory senior citizens (65
years and up) and the permanently dis-
abled of any age, if they qualify.
Usually there is no charge or out-of-
pocket expense for the power wheel-
chair, including shipping and delivery to
the home by a technician who makes
the final adjustments to fit the individ-
ual. Call 1-800-749-8778 or visit

at The Kraft Athletic Club-Ten Acres,
961023 Buccaneer Trail. Fernandina
Beach. Call Gail Davis at 491-8106.
The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association meets the second
Wednesday of each month al 7:30 p.m.
at the Ten Acres Kraft Athletic Club.
Social is at 7 p.m. on the fourth
Wednesday and features a guest speak-
er. Membership is open to the public.
For information call 261-9481 or visit
The Newcomers Club of Amelia
Island is open to all women who reside
in Nassau County (no matter how long
you have lived here). For information,
or call 277-4898.
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach
meets at noon each Wednesday at the
Best Western Inn, 2707 Sadler Road,
Fernandina Beach. Call Dr. Jennifer
Towles at 261-7153.
Rotary Club of Amelia Island
meets each Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the
Best Western Inn, 2707 Sadler Road,
Fernandina Beach. Call Stan Fishburn
at 277-5287.


Mr. and Mrs. Owens Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Mary Sledd and Scott
Owens, both of Austin, Texas,
were married at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at
Mercury Hall in Austin,
The bride, daughter of
Melissa Sledd and the late
James Sledd, graduated from
the University of Texas. She
is the owner of Sledd
The groom, son of Shirley
and Ken Owens, Fernandina
Beach, graduated from
Davidson College. He is co-
owner of and
The wedding ceremony
was performed by Chaplin
Larry Todd on the grounds of
Mercury Hall. Following the
ceremony, a dinner reception
with dancing was held inside
the hall with several tables set.
up outside.
Following a trip to
Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Mary
and Scott will live in Austin.

Erika Lynn Anderson and
Jeffrey Michael Winslow
Smith, both of Fernandina
Beach were married at 1 p.m.
Oct. 18, 2008, on board
Carnival cruise ship
Fascination in JacksQnville
with Michele Miller officiat-
ing. A reception was held on
board the ship.
After the wedding, the
couple, their parents and sev-
eral other:wedding guests
embarked on'a cruise to

Mr. White, Miss Nease

The bride is the daughter
of Richard and Lucille
Anderson of Fernandina
Beach. The groom is the son
of Capt. and Mrs. Jan. F
Smith of Fernandina Beach.

Jessica Dominique Nease
of Atlanta, Ga., and Felix
Nathaniel White III of
Lakeland will be married at
5:30 p.m. April 4, 2009, at Fort
Clinch State Park with
Jeremy Henderson officiat-
ing. A reception will follow at
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Stephen Edward
Nease and Belinda Duncum
Nease of Fernandina Beach.
The groom-elect is the son
of Felix Nathaniel White II
and Jeannie Stonestreet
White of Atlantic Beach.

Mr. and Mrs. Noden

Malcolm and Barbara
Noden of Fernandina Beach
will celebrate 50 years of mar-
riage Nov. 29, 2008, with fami-
ly and friends at First
Presbyterian Church with a
renewal of vows followed by a
reception in the church hall.


Matthew and Sandra
Street of Fernandina Beach
announce the birth of a son,
Luke Ashon Street, born Oct.
14, 2008, at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. The baby
weighed 7 pounds 8.5 ounces
and measured 20 inches in
length. He joins siblings

Aaron, Kristopher, Caleb,
Sara, Brooke, Peter, Ben and
Maternal grandparents are
Caroline and the late Charles
Weese of St. Marys, Ga.
Paternal grandparents are
Fay and the late Jerry Street
of Brantley County, Ga.



*Welcome to

_____ .God's House

While it is certainly a good thing to be knowledgeable about cuaent events,
it's sometimes helpful to focus on the "good" news we heart rather than
the latest "bad" news like stories w idc foats on violence, criminality, war
and brutality. This is likely to bias our perspective on the wold and
make usfeel as if we live in a more hostile
and dangerous environment than we really ;:/ .' . '..:
do, and that alone is a good reason to ,
occasionally take a break from this type '
of news. There are plenty of interesting "
pieces in your paper that focus ,
on positive developments, community
activities and even "the funnies".
All news is important, but it's also important
to keep mudc of the bad news we hear in
perspective. If it takes our minds off of more
important things, the eternal things, then all this
news is nothing but a stress-provoking distinction.
So perhaps, we should consider periodically fasting
from bad news; maybe once eveqy week or so.
We might even be surprised to find that this
actually improves our quality of life.

So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and hee
who abides In love abides in God, and God abides in him.
R.S.V. 1 John 4:16

FRIDAY. Novcmbcr 28. 2008/ Ncws-Lader


Bombs, blessings and remembering to give thanks

T he earth shook as another
round of explosions sought
to hold them back. That,
however, wasn't about to
happen. They were Marines.
Unfortunately, even if they had want-
ed to turn back, leaving was no
longer an option. The naval ship that
had dropped them off had pulled
away due to a surprise attack from
seven Japanese war ships. The
result, the Marines were stranded
and without their supplies.
The year was 1942 and the place,
Guadalcanal. My father-in-law,
Fernando Floyd, was one of those
brave soldiers that miraculously
lived to tell the story. With four U.S.
and Allied ships already sunk, and
no immediate backups in sight, just
surviving their landing seemed

"We were totally
cut off," Fernando
had told us. "Our
food and ammuni-
S*ll tion were all but
gone. Honestly, it
seemed that we
were going to die.
And that's when it
happened. I'll never
PULPIT forget it," Fernando
NOTES continued.
"While covered
in the dark of night,
Pastor we heard another
Rob Goyette set of Japanese war
planes flying over-
head. As we all dug in, preparing for
the hellish explosions that always
followed, for some reason, this time
nothing happened. All we heard was
large thuds as big objects hit the

ground all around us. It wasn't until
the morning that we discovered
what they were.
"There, lying among the thick
vegetation, like manna from heaven,
were packages of rice dropped by
the Japanese. Somehow, they
thought they were dropping supplies
to their own troops but instead
ended up feeding us.
The miraculous provision lifted
our spirits and carried us through
until reinforcements could come. It
was an answer to much prayer,"
Fernando told us.
Actually, looking back, the occur-
rence is not as unusual as one might
think. All throughout our country's
history there are signs of divine
interventions that have not only
established us, but also kept us from
certain destruction. From the first

pilgrims being helped by the
Indians, to the fog that cloaked
George Washington and his ragtag
militia as they crossed the Delaware,
it seems plain to me that we all have
a lot to be thankful for.
I know, it's easy to look around
and see all the things that are wrong
with our country, but come on, let's
admit it, we are really blessed. By
the time you get this article, most of
you are probably still eating leftover
turkey and enjoying a long weekend
with your families. And, even if you
are not, I can assure you, you are a
lot better off than most of the people
in the rest of the world.
Whether you are reading this
article from a jail cell or a hospital
bed, the bottom line is this: You have
a lot to be thankful for too. Take my
word for it. I've been in both jail cells

and hospitals overseas, and I can
assure you, that in most cases, see-
ing what they have would make you
want to bow down and kiss the
ground beneath your feet.
Suffice to say, as we all slow
down to celebrate this Thanksgiving
season, let's not forget where we've
come from, and who it is that has
brought us this far.
Like my father-in-law, Fernando
Floyd, and all those Marines who ate
the rice that fell from heaven that
day, let's be sure that before we
open our refrigerators and grab one
more plate of leftovers, that we stop
and give thanks to the God that has
made it all possible.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
E-mail him at rgoy@livingwater-

Prayer breakfast
A monthly continental prayer breakfast will
be held at 8 a.m. on Nov. 29 at the County
Building, 86026 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee.
Everyone is welcome. This is a ministry out-
reach of Impact Your World Church and Pastor
Kalvin Russell Thompson.
Decorating and dinner
First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St.,
will host a chili supper and decorate the
Christmas tree in Jim Thomas Hall, make
Advent wreaths and chrismons to take home
on Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. Call 261-3837 with the
number in your family attending.
Advent communion services will be held on
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at noon in the
sanctuary. Everyone is invited to participate.
The Chancel Choir presents a Christmas
cantata, "Night of Wonder, Night of Joy," on
Dec. 7 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services.
Nursery is available.
Harvest Day
Trinity United Methodist Church, 715 Ash
St., will celebrate its annual Harvest Day on
Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. The focus for the day will be
showcasing the talents of young people and
any in the community are welcome to partici-
pate. A feast will be served at the Amelia island
Museum of History following the service.
First Assembly concert
On Nov. 30 at 10:45 a.m., First Assembly of
God, 302 South 14th St., will host Calvary's
Voice, three young men who sing to the glory
of the Lord. For information call 261-6448.
Pastor appreciation

Join Impact Your World Church Nov. 30 at 4
p.m. for its pastor appreciation service. Servi-
ces are held at the Full Service School, 86207
Felmor Road, Yulee. A reception will follow in
the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of
Yulee, 86584 Pinewood Drive. For information,
contact Sister Thompson at 261-9072.
Ring in the season
Memorial UMC has two handbell groups
ringing this Advent. The Campanelli Dolci
group will ring in the Advent season on Nov. 30
at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. The Bellissimo
Bells will ring on the last Sunday of Advent,
Dec. 21, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Call
261-5769 for information.
'Hanging of the Green'
On Nov. 30, Yulee Baptist Church will have
its annual "Hanging of the Green" service. The
choir will present "Home Sweet Christmas" as
the congregation participates in the usual deco-
rating. The community is invited as the church
starts the beginning of the Advent season. For
information call 225-5128.
Providence Presbyterian
Newly formed Providence Presbyterian
Church in Yulee invites everyone to join a
Christmas cantata and mid-week Advent prayer
services. All events are at Providence
Presbyterian Church, 96537 Parliament Drive,
Ste. C, off Old Nassauville Road.
On Wednesday, Dec. 3 and 10 at 6:15 p.m.,
Providence Presbyterian will offer a time of
contemplative prayer and hymns. The service
will be an opportunity for spiritual renewal dur-
ing this busy time of year. For more informa-
tion or directions, call the Rev. Bob Phelps at
(904) 432-8118.

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On Sunday, the Right
Rev. Royal U. Grote, bish-
op of the Mid-America
Diocese of the Reformed
Episcopal Church, officiat-
ed at a service consecrat-
ing the new church build-
ing in Amelia Park and
confirming a group of new
members. The special serv-
ice included the blessing
and dedication of a proces-
sional cross given to the
church by Joan Jecko in
memory of her late hus-
band, the Right Rev.
Stephen Jecko, retired
Episcopal bishop of
Florida. The Jeckos were
instrumental in the life of
Holy Trinity Anglican
Church, providing inspira-
tion and guidance to the
founders of the church who
began worshiping together
in 2005.
The church is located at
the corner of Lake Park
Drive and Park Avenue,
across from the YMCA.
Service times are 8 a.m.
and 10 a.m. The regular
order of service is Holy
Communion using the
Book of Common Prayer,
1928 edition. The Rev.
Michale Bowhay is rector.
Visit www.holytrinityangli-, for information.

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Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor
7 L O]16 i Tl l l i
Every Sunday --
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Contemporary Praise: 9:30AM
Children's Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
First Sunday Each Month ---
Healing Prayer: 6PM
Across from Fort Clinch State Park


lrsir tII e FIRST Rev. Brian Eburn Pastor CHURCH
II nnovalAS", Coa& /aty MuSA Cas5alAtr0V,V-
FYlJWorsI Tp th is w eek I PRESBYTERIAN Saturday Vigil Mass:4pm & 5:30pm
| CHURCH Saturday 4pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
Sunday Masses: 8 00 & 10:00am & 12 Noon
| h Daily Mass: 8:30am- Mon.. Wed, Thurs. &Fri. Gathering for worship 10:45am
St. 261-3837 6:00pm Tuesday at Yules Elem. School
Holy Day M Smallsses: Vigroup biblestudySuday morn 9:30am
SSunday School 9:45 am Telphong Numbersn: Team Kid Sunday night 0 6:00pm @ Yulee Ballpark
LCCome Worship God In One of Parish lOfce: 904-261-3472; Fx 904-321-1901 Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd.
Emergency Number 904-277-6566,
Florida's Oldest Sanctuaries! also call 90o-2-0550 so Connc i H wth st..ConnMg in Peple.
Just offCentrr St. Or L Holnon Siegling. Jr Pastor* UIl' -: 1 M1 1 10

Family Worship Center
Chwm Oofjoffrtt i
Pastor: Pat Ennis
Sunday School 9:45
Morning Worship 11:00
Evening Worship 6:00
Wednesday Night Worship 7:00
2712 South 14 Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


Baptist Church
Sunday School..........................................9:30 am
Sunday Worship ........................... 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ..............................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study .......................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 5outh
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


SPlease join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles

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Church 'u,

Everyone is welcome
Rev. Roberr Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(:ornOr OldR N.i.,vd.. lh 1.)
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New Websit

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

.An Interdensominatioenaf Conmmiunity Clihurci
9:15 a.m.
(Nursery Provided)
Adult Education Classes 8:00iam & 10:3i0am
A ifWerse congregations untlil 'di y urotwli i 1n',esu. C'lin st
te! Amelia Island Plantation
elOutside the Main Gate (904) 277-4414

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
In Amelia Park
1830 Lake Park Drive
(across from the YMCA)
Sunday worship times
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. (with music)


96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Interim Pastor Rev. Kenneth Westbrook
Sunday Morning Worship Services
Sunday School 9:15amn
Friday 6:45 9'00 Awana
Worship Service 10.30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday pin Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m
Nursery Provided

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Sunday School ............... 9:4SA.M.
Worship Service ......... .. 10:55A.M.
Disclpleship Training ........... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnievlew Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided


Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 4 Fax 225*0809

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"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Hellon
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study )oam
Nursery provided for ail services
Sm;ill group studics-Adults hpli
Wednesday Prayer Service (:30pinu
Preschool and Children Activities
Conier of Buciineer 'r. & Gerbing Ro d. Fnrandisa Bich.
Foor Mo ic I ornion Call: 261-9527


First Baptst Church
) Fernandina Beach

Rev.Jel: ]fverton, Si: tastor
Sunday Worship 8 AMl & 10:15 AM
Sunday School 9 AM
evening Worship b:JO3 I'PM
Wednesday Service 6:30 I'M
416 Alachiua St.* Ferinaninia Beach

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Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship
SUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
.\. Youth, Nursery &
Children's Ministries
Rob ChristieGo yete31 11
Senior P.tors On A1A ( milei'esl ofAmeia Island
www. LivineWatersOutreach.ore

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20 South inth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church in the
heart of the City
With the Desire tobein the
Hearts of A People
S iy.Scbov1 9:30 &-.
Momail Worship l.&.
We*dIN No nas PrS yr
WtdmdyMiJ- wk S vice 7-9p.p.

Impact Your World
"The Church Where the BIBLE
Comes to LIFE"
Pastor: Kalvin R. Thompson
10 am Bible Study
11 am Family Worship Service
86207 Felmor Road, Yulce, FL
(just offA rA & Fe lor Road)



Memorial United Methodist Church
N I aking disciples of J esus Christ Ili mugh wirship-sill(h, sen ice& commullih

601 Centre Street 261-5769
Brett Opalinski, Pastor
liollie Tlaple%, Associate Pastor
Traditional Family Worship ....... 8:30am + 11:00ain
Contemporary Worship ...... 9:45ani in Nlaxwell Hall
Youth Worship ............... 9:45am in Youth Center
Sunday School for all ages ............ 9:45ani + I lani
Wednesday Midweek Supper (Aug-Nlay). 5: 15-6:30pni
Middle School Youth (Wed.) ................. 6:30pin
Senior High Youth (Wed.) ................... 6:30pni

Open Hearts Open Nlinds Open Doors
The people of the United Methodist Church

Music programs and small groups available .4,
Nursery services available for all services



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FI-D:AY. November 28.2008/Ni :ws-LI: AUI:E


Farmers market
The Fernandina Farmers
Market is celebrating its
sixth birthday all month long
and on Saturday, every 50th
shopper will receive a gift
that can be worn with market
pride. Also, on Saturday,
Anne Mankovich of AM
Gardening will have live
wreaths in three sizes that
come either decorated or
The Civitan Club, which
raises money to help people
with developmental disabili-
ties, will have their last day at
the market selling Paul Deen
spices. These spices make a
wonderful holiday gift that
you can have sent directly to
your Christmas list or pick
up at the booth pre-wrapped.
Attention all parents: Sticky
Chicken is a new item that
will be offered throughout
the school district in January
and will be presented by
Civitan Allyn Graves, director
of School Food Service for
Nassau. Graves will also be
available to answer questions
about the school food pro-
The Fernandina Farmers
Market is open every Satur-
day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Seventh and Centre streets.
Call 491-4872 or visit www.fer
St Augustine tour
The Garden Club of St.
Augustine 40th Annual
Christmas Tour of Homes

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Anne Mankovich of AM
Gardening will offer live
wreaths for sale at the
Fernandina Farmers
Market on Saturday.

will be held from noon until 4
p.m. Dec. 7.
The "Christmas Tradi-
tions" walking tour will show-
case private homes around
Maria Sanchez Lake, Marine
and Charlotte streets if the
historic area and includes a
tea, boutique, raffle, free Red
Train Shuttle and free park-
ing at the Coasting
Community Center, 180
Marine St.
Tickets are $15 in
advance or $20 the day of the
tour. Make checks payable to
Garden Club Tour of Homes,
141 Creekside Drive, St.
Augustine, FL 32096. Visit
www.gardenclubofstaugus- or call Suzanna Cono
at (904) 230-2108, Sally
Somersby at (904) 940-1650
or Peggy Bailey at (904) 826-

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by the St. Marys Convention &
Visitors Bureau, partnering
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Commission, this year's tour
includes some sites the public
might not ordinarily have access
to such as the old city jail in City
Hall and the historic St. Marys
Railroad Depot.
Some of the city's most beau-
tiful bed and breakfasts and
homes will be on the tour this
year as well, each decorated in
the fashion of their era. The
Bachlott House (home of the
National Park Service), the
Stotesbury Johnson House
(home of Family Matters), six
private homes, two bed and
breakfast inns and five church-
es will open their doors -'many
serving refreshments.
Carolers will enhance the
Normal Roc-well experience,
and entertainment includes bag-
pipes and handbells.
Transportation between tour
stops will be provided by golf
carts hosted by members of the
St Marys Golf Cart Association,
the St. Marys First Baptist
Church bus and the new
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tickets may be purchased
at the St. Marys Welcome
Center, 406 Osborne St., Sheila's
Hallmark. The Goodbread
House, Cumberland Inn &
Suites, Spencer House, French
Quarter, Once Upon a Book-
seller and at the ITT Depart-
ment at Kings Bay Naval Sub-
marine Base for $10 in advance
and $15 the day of the tour.
This year's Candlelight Tour
is dedicated to the memory of
St Marys' beloved resident and
history lover Ann Stacy. Pro-
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Preservation Commission of St.
For more information call
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'Safe Haven' for newborns

General Bill McCollum1 and the
Florida Fire Chiefs Association
have announced changes ill
Florida law that will help save
the lives of newborn babies and
assist parents in crisis preg-
Florida's Safe Haven Law,
in place since 2000, allows the
mother or father of an unharlm-
ed newborn to leave the baby at
a designated place without fear
of prosecution. Safe havens are
defined as hospitals and staffed
fire rescue or emergency med-
ical services (EMS) facilities.
The law was amended this
year to increase the window of
time in which parents may turn
over a newborn from three
days to seven days from the
child's birth.
The Safe Haven law has
saved at least 117 newborns in
Florida since 2000.
The parents' remained
anonymous, as provided for in
the law, and the babies were
adopted. Tragically, at least 42
infants have been abandoned
in unsafe conditions over that
same period, and more than
half have not survived. Several

of these abandoned infal ts
ihave been rescued. Just last
month, a newborn boy aban-
dolned iln a trash dumpster in
Mliamni-I)ade County was Ires-
cued when a janitor heard himn
crying and flagged down a
passing fire rescue truck.
Protecting the identity of
parents who utilize Florida's
Safe Haven law is vital to its
continued success. Nick
Silverio, founder of the
501(c) (3) nonprofit Gloria M.
Silverio A Safe Haven for
Newborns Foundation, calls
anonymity the single most
important factor in saving the
lives of babies born in crisis
"If you are hiding your preg-
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there is help available," Silverio
said. "You can call the Safe
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A 42-year-old F'.ernauldinia
iealch man was indicted Nov.
1) in federal court ol a charge
of embezzling al)outl .$105,000
while serving;ias secretary and
treasurer of the Nassau Counlty
chapter of the United Steel-
workers International Union.
Steve Cole, a spokesperson
for the U.S. Attorney's Office,
said Tuesday that Tarris Dynell
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RENEE ROBARGE(; tih Maize in I lilliard, has now
l orthe Nes L.,adeir sween plants and produce grow
without soil, wlichli is onei of the
Once America's backbone, changes she hlas seen in farm-
the farming industry is far more ing -since she started helping
difficult to maintain than it once her father as a little girl. She
was. At a record-high $1.20 a was raised on tle land where
bushel for corn in 2007, accord- the farin now sits, and her par-
ing to ethanolmarket.conl, some cents and grandparents were also
farmers are looking to more cr'- raised in Nassau County.
active methods to save their Now she has three daugh-
farms. ters of her own, 3, (i and 9, who
"It's the stuff that looks like can always been seen in and
it should be grown on the around the farm.
moon," Amanda McLendon said "They love coning here and
of hydroponically grown pro- they love animals," McLendon
duce, which is now part of the said.
Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres. Her children aren't the only
McLendon, daughter of kids who make their way
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from October through
McLendon said autumn is
the farm's "finale" before her
family starts planting again for
the following year.
One of fall's attractions is the
pumpkin patch, which was start-
ed in 2004, the second year of
the farm's operation. The patch
was also set up as a fundraising
opportunity, with proceeds
donated to the Child Cancer
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ed the pumpkin patch to serve
as a way for his family to give
The farm is home to goats,
ducks, chickens, pigs and don-
keys to be sold throughout the
year, and a Fernandina Beach
restaurant, 29 South, purchases
the Conners' eggs and produce.
In the spring, the Conner
family focuses on planting, but
they also teach children how to
grow plants. Tlhe children are
given seeds and help planting
them, then the children take it
home to watch the plants grow.
When the Conners opened
the farm in 2003, it wasn't as
easy to get people to visit the
Maize. The Conners planted
three different times; first due to

inadequate seeding, then exces-
sive rain flooded their second
"We learn as we go and
make mistakes like anybody
else, and that's just the way farm
life is," Conner said. "But it's not
"We're not in it to get rich,
just to make a living," said Eddie
Conner, owner of Conner's A-
Maize-Ing Acres. 'That's all
farming is, and to teach your
grandkids how it works ... and
how to survive," Conner said.
Conner said his daughter
and granddaughters learned a
lot this year, after a bull kicked
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in business.
"They had to fill in the cracks
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er," Conner said.
Conner said most of the
planting was done before his
injury, but there are many tasks
that need to be constantly tend-
ed to.
"Farming is a lot of work,
but you get rewards from doing
it," Conner said.
"Now our rewards are com-
ing in every day," Conner said.
"Every day these youngins'
come back, they're happy;
they've never seen anything like
Conner said his family opens
their farm up to teach kids about
farming, and many kids have
never seen a farm animal,
unless they see them on televi-
Ian Hodge and his son
Harrison visited the farm on a
field trip with Clay County
"It's our first time out here,
and it's been really, really worth
it," Hodge said. "Absolutely,'
we'll come back."
Conner said he is continu-
ing to learn new ways to farm,
and he looks forward to the
"In my short time, I've seen
a lot of changes in farming,"
Conner said. "I've walked
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'Difficult' time to lure businesses to county

The national economic slow-
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the coming year,.according to
the executive director of the
Nassau County Economic
Development Board.
In his quarterly report to the
Nassau County Commission
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Legacy Hospitality LLC,
based in Avila, Calif., has put in
an application to the city's
Community Development
Department to build a two-story
hotel with an underground park-
ing garage.
The Amelia River Resortis to
have between 110 and 130
rooms. The proposed location is
city property off Buccaneer
Trail at the south end of Amelia
Island. Luxury villas are also
According to an e-mail from
Community Development
Director Marshall McCrary, the
leased property, called the
Amelia River Golf Club, is asso-
ciated with a city lease with
Amelia Island Plantation. The
golf course and its facilities oper-
ate independently of the city's
golf course and are managed
by the Plantation.,
The proposed hotel is to be
built on the same city-owned
property as the golf course, says
McCrary, because of a city com-
mission-approved modification
that allows for the construction.
Local engineer Nick Gillette is
the principal design professional
for the project. .
A Legacy Hospitality docu-
merit from the Internet stated
that the company is "under con-
tract with tlxeAmnlia Island~
plantation Co., the owners of
the (golf) course, to purchase
the sublease rights to the 8-acre
lodging site. We are planning
130 units in the main building
and outlying villas, 20 of which
will be sold as a Private
Residence Club."The project is
scheduled to be completed
some time in 2010.
Senior Regional Planner
Ameera Sayeed of the
Northeast Florida Regional
Council wrotein a letter to the
city that there will be an esti-
mated 54 new net external peak-
hour trips generated by the proj-
ect. "Peak-hour trips" means the
greatest number of vehicle trips
generated by new development
during any 60-hninute period in
a given day.
Sayeed also determined that
a direct access link to the proj-
ect, which includes Buccaneer
Trail from Canopy Drive to
Amelia Island Parkway, has "suf-
ficient available capacity to
accommodate project traffic."
Sayeed concluded that the new
development "meets the traffic
concurrency requirements of
the city of Fernandina Beach."
According to an evaluation
by the city's Technical Review
Committee, the current-pro-
posed location for the hotel is in
a wetlands buffer area, which
would require a variance.
McCrary said in his e-mail that
there is a storm water manage-
ment pond that will be rebuilt to
provide storm water retention
for the new construction, but
that will still require a permit
through the St. Johns River
Water Management District.
The resort hotel, according
to the online document, will be
operated by Legacy Hospitality
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office is not bright. ... We're
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The Pirates toppled rival
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"It was a great way for us to
start the season, beating one
of the best teams on our sched-
ule is tough," said Matt Schreib-
er, Fernandina Beach High
School boys basketball coach.
"I was particularly pleased
in how hard we fought, our
sense of purpose right from the
start. I thought we looked like
a team that had confidence in
each other and expected to win,
"I think that's pretty impor-
tant in a game against a good
Carlos Holcey had a double-
double. The junior guard led
the Pirates with 30 points,
including a trio of three-point-
ers, 11 rebounds, an assist, a
block and six steals.
"Carlos Holcey had a mon-
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"When he does all those things
he did in that ballgame, we're
an awful godd team. His team-
mates did a great job getting
him the ball and allowing him
to do the things he's effective
Holcey wasn't the only play-
er in double figures. Tai Alford
scored 12, Zach Rocheleau had
11 and Jake Brogdon chipped
in 10. Patrick Garvin had six
rebounds and-Andrew Vrancic
had five. Rocheleau and Garvin
had three assists each. Alford
and Rocheleau had two steals
"Down the stretch we hit
free-throws, which was impor-
tant," Schreiber said. "As they
fought hard to get back in the
game, we made plays that
wouldn't let them quite get over
the hump."
Holcey was 3-for-6 at the
foul line, Alford was 4-for-4,
Garvin was 5-for-7 and
Rocheleau was 7-for-8.
"We look forward to just
progressing slowly and getting
a little better every day,"
Schreiber said. "I hope we have
a great season."
The Pirates host Baldwin
.Saturday night. The junior var-
sity squads play at 6 p.m. and
the varsity tilt is at 7:30 p.m.
Yulee's Hornets were also
victorious on opening night.
Yulee defeated county and dis-
trict foe West Nassau 67-45.
"I thought our kids did a
really good job," said Donald
Burton, first-year head coach
at Yulee High School. "Once
they got the lead, they built on

it. Jarell (Mitchell) did a great
job of running our offense and
keeping everyone involved.
"We rebounded really well.
The inside kids did a great job."
Mitchell led Yulee in scoring
with 19 points. Brian Magalski
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Clockwise from top left: A
Bishop Kenny player gets
airborne to try to block
Pirate Patrick Garvin's
shot. Carlos Holcey (No.
10), right, had 30 points
and 11 rebounds to lead
the Fernandina Beach
High School boys basket-
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Yulee's Demetrius Small
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Nassau Tuesday in the
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flies through the air for
two of 19 points Tuesday.

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in eight.
The Hornets travel to Ma-
tanzas this weekend for a tour-
nament. They take on Palm
Coast today at 4:30 p.m. and,
depending on today's outcome,
will either face Interlachen or

the hosts at either 4:30 p.m. or
7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Yulee travels to Ponte Vedra
Monday and host Baldwin
Tuesday in a district matchup
with games at 6 p.m. (junior
varsity) and 7:30 p.m.
The YHS girls also played

at home Tuesday. They lost 36-
28 to Bishop Snyder. Injuries
have plagued the team, which '
dressed just eight players
Tuesday night.
Quanisha Garrett.led the
Lady Hornets in scoring with
nine points. Jennifer Pelham

had eight and Ja'Lisa Thomp-
son scored seven.
The Lady Hornets (1-2) play
at Baker County Monday and
travel to West Nassau Thurs-
day. They return home Dec. 5
to host Baldwin at 6 p.m. in a
district matchup.

Yulee High School senior Jennifer Pelham, flanked by her parents Darrin Pelham and
Sonya Robbins, signed a national letter of intent Nov. 14 to play basketball at the
University of North Florida, an NCAA Division I school in Jacksonville.

Pelham to play with the Ospreys


It could have been a practi-
cal joke. A cruel one.
"It was during the summer
and one of the guidance coun-
selors called and said, 'Coach
Shuster, there's a girl here
that's like 6-foot-1 and she
wants to play basketball,'" said
Brian Shuster, Yulee High
School girls basketball coach. "I
hung up and said, 'You're a liar.'
She was at practice the next
day and she was taller than 6-
Jennifer Pelham, a 6-foot-2
senior who moved to Yulee last
season, helped steer the Lady
Hornets from the second-worst
record in the district to second-
best. She's now the new high
school's first Division I schol-
arship recipient.
Pelham, 18, signed Nov. 14
to play basketball next season
with the University of North
Florida in Jacksonville.

"I am very happy she's an
Osprey," said MaryITappmeyer,
UNF head women's basketball
coach. "We are very pleased
with the addition of Jennifer
Pelham to our program. She
has a tremendous amount of
upside and her game will real-
ly blossom in college.
"She will be a definite low-
post scoring presence. She has
very good defensive instincts
and very good mobility for her
According to Plliam's
father, Darrin Pelham, choos-
ing UNF proves his daughter's
passion for the sport.
"It's a decision she made
because she wants to play bas-
ketball," he said. "She didn't
want to ride the bench. At big-
ger schools she's going to do
that for a while."
Pelham moved to the U.S.
from Germany when she was
just eight years old and her
mother, Sonya Robbins, said
she spoke "alright English."

She started playing basket-
ball at nine years old and,
although it wasn't the only
sport she's played, it has been
a priority for Pelham.
She started in a recreation
league and made the all-star
team her first season.
"She's always exceeded
everyone's expectations," her
father said. "She's always been
taller than the other kids. She
was real timid for a long, long
time because of her size. She
would kind of slay back a bit
because she didn't want to hurt
Shuster can relate. At that
first practice, "I said, 'Iet's see
if you can do a dlrop-step.' I tried
to guard Ier and she threw me
into the wall. We're not going to
have a problem."
Pelham received a full schol-
arship and plans to study psy-
'To accomplish something
like this is a dream come true,"
Robbins said.

Tightening economy even

strikes the athletic world

The economy is in the tank. From Wall
Street to Main Street, people all over the
country are feeling the grip of tough econom-
ic times. And now the world of sports is start-
ing to show signs of the economic strain as
well. As an example, Tiger Woods, probably
the world's most visible athlete, is out of a
job, having been released by Buick.
Woods had served as a spokesman for
Buick for the last nine years. However, with
General Motors on the brink of collapse, it
simply could not continue its $8 million a year
relationship. It's hard to imagine Tiger
Woods a victim of the economy. I mean it's
Tiger Woods!
Now, if Tiger cannot get money from his
sponsors, imagine the difficulty that may fall
upon those in charge of fundraisers for high
school or college sports over the next few
This year, Camden County High School
traveled to Alabama for an early season foot-
ball game. That trip required several thou-
sand dollars in donations donations that
may not be available next year. Camden is a
high visibility 5A school that has a rich win-
ning tradition. They may be OK, but can you
imagine the difficulties that a smaller, less
visible, less successful program may face.
For years, many assumed that sports were
"recession proof," but we are finding out very
quickly that this simply is not true. Raymond
Saucr, professor of economics at Clemson
University and founder of The Sports
Economist Blog, stated, "This could impact a
lot of dimensions of sports. We could be in an
avalanche of trouble."
Major sports leagues are showing signs of
trouble as major corporations can no longer
simply throw money at teams during these
times when everyone is watching their bot-
tom line.
In a move described by Commissioner
David Stern as "bell-tightening," the NBA cut
80 jobs last month, approximately 10 percent
of its American work force. Speculation has
been raised about the feasibility of finding a
buyer for the Chicago Cubs, a deal which at
one point was expected to top $1 billion.


NASCAR teams are strug-
gling to find new sponsors
or simply keep the current
ones. Baseball saw its first
decline in attendance in five
years. Olympic organizers
for 2012 have reported they
are way behind in raising
capital for the Summer
Games in London. The
LPGA Tour is without a net-
work TV contract for the
2009 season and Buick is
anticipated to drop all spon-
sorship of its PGA tour
events next year.
Even the mighty NFL
has now projected that it too
may have to layoff some

employees after revenues have not met
expectations. The Jaguars have played this
entire year without a named sponsor for the
stadium and the Cowboys are still searching
for a sponsor for their new billion dollar stadi-
um. The New York Giants and New York Jets
are likely going to lose their sponsor for their
new stadium before it is even built.
Citigroup, which agreed in 2006 to a 20-year,
$400 million contract to name the new stadi-
um CitiField, has lost billions of dollars due
to the of the subprime mortgage crisis.
However, in what may simply be called
"they just don't get it," Citigroup this week
said they remain committed to their $20 mil-
lion a year relationship, even going so far as
to say that it was important to honor that
commitment, said Steve Silverman, a
spokesman for Citi. This is the same compa-
ny that recently announced plans to possibly
eliminate 52,000 jobs. Amazing.
This column is written to discuss issues
regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replacement for treat-
ment by your regular doctor Specific concerns
should be discussed with a physician. Mail
questions to Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S.
18th St., Suite 204, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034. For appointments, call 261-8787 or
visit www.gsmithmd.conm.


FmDAY, NovvI% NII 28,. 200 SPORTS News L~cadcr

Brooke Wickers controls the ball for Yulee High School's
girls soccer team Nov. 20.

Hornets tie Conquerors,

Pirates blank Warriors


The Lady Hornets, in their
inaugural season, played to a
scoreless stalemate Nov. 20 at
home against Trinity Christian
"I was very proud of all my
players," said Meredith Harris,
Yulee High School girls soccer
coach. "We are definitely seeing
improvement in just a short
period of time. At the begin-
ning of the season, over half of
my girls had hardly played soc-
cer, if ever, and to see them
starting to work together as a

team and put into play what we
have been practicing is very
The Lady Hornets are idle
until Dec. 8 when they host
West Nassau. Game time is 5:30
The Lady Pirates of Fernan-
dina Beach High School
improved their record to 6-2
with Tuesday's 6-0 shutout of
West Nassau.
Jennifer Stelmach scored
four goals and the Lady Pirates
got one apiece from Joanna
Pagel and Elizabeth Buchanan.
FBHS travels to Paxon
Monday for a 7:20 p.m. match.


Kraft Tennis Partners and Kraft Athletic Club have
begun the site preparation work for five new clay tennis
courts going in on the Kraft site along the Amelia River.
For information, including membership in Kraft Tennis
Partners, contact Frances Blancett at 491-8744.
Pictured, front row from left, Diann Schindler, Dianna
Crislip, Darlene Morris, Leslie Ritter, Frances Blancett
(KTP members); back row, Peter Johnson (KTP presi-
dent), Mark Davis (site preparation contractor), Jackie
Patterson (KAC president), Roy Albert (KAC board
member) and Phillip Scanlan.

Ice & Sportsplex is open

Jacksonville Ice & Sports-
plex is open. The existing rink
and the Metro Square Office
Park ownership group have
decided to bring both the exist-
ing ice and sports facility
together to offer 100,000 square
feet of sports and meeting
space to Jacksonville.
The new combined entity
will continue to offer hockey
and figure skating programs,
and will expand to offer sports
programming as well as a vari-
ety of camps. It offers over
20,000 continuous square feet

of meeting space. Currently the
facility is negotiating partner-
ships for event planning, team
building, catering and specialty
programming needs.
A Snow Day holiday ice
show is Dec. 13 at 11:45 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Public ice-skating
continues daily. Both ice-skat-
ing and hockey classes begin
new sessions in January.
Jacksonville Ice & Sports-
plex is located at 3605 Philips
Highway. Visit www.jaxiceand or call (904)


Soccer registration
Amelia Island Youth Soccer online
registration is open for the spring sea-
son. Visit Register in
person from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 10 and 17
and from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the conces-
sion stand at the fields on Bailey Road.
New players must mail a copy of their
birth certificate to 96270 High Pointe
Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Call
Raquel at 753-0602.

P6p Warner coaches
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is
accepting applications for all 2009 foot-
ball and cheer head and assistant
coaches. Contact Stacy Black at 310-
6079. Leave a message.

FBMS football fundraiser
A block of tickets to the 64th annual
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl (valued at
$50 per ticket) has been made available
at a cost of $25 and, for each ticket sold,
$10 will be retained by the Fernandina
Beach Middle School football team. The
Gator Bowl will be played Jan. 1 in
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium with
kickoff at 1 p.m. Buy tickets from any
football player or coach or call the school
at 321-5865.

Vendola back in the ring
Chris Vendola of Fernandina Beach
is 6-0 as a professional boxer and will be
back in the ring Dec. 12 at Bourbon
Street Station, 1770 St. Johns Bluff
Road, Jacksonville. Doors open at 6:30
p.m. and the first fight is at 7:30 p.m.
Chris Wingate of Fernandina Beach
makes his pro debut. Sherman Williams,
a heavyweight boxer with a 38-5 record
and a pair of belts, fights in the main
event. Tickets start at $20 and can be
purchased in advance by calling 556-
1679 or at the door.

Babe Ruth registration
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth is hold-
ing registration for the spring season for
baseball and softball. Register players
online at www.leaguelineup/fernandina
or at the ballpark. Fees are $65 for city
residents ($70 county) for players regis-
tered online through Dec. 9; $70 ($75) if
registered from Dec. 10 to Jan. 10; $90
($95) if registered from Jan. 11-17; and
$105 ($110) from Jan. 18 until teams are
full. Register in person from 5:30-7 p.m.
Jan. 7 and 13 and from 9 a.m. to noon
Jan. 10 and 17. The ballpark is located
at 1001 Beech St., Fernandina Beach.

Shooting Yulee
'Amelia Shotgun Sports will hold a
NSCA registered shoot Nov. 30 at 86300
Hot Shot Trail in Yulee. Entry fee is $55
($60 day of shot) per 100 clay targets
plus fees (lunch included). Call 753-4619
or 548-9818.

Muscle strengthening
Walking and Muscle Strengthening is
a free program offered by the University
of Florida, Nassau Couqty Extension
Service. The program begins Dec. 2
from 9-11:30 a.m. and is held meet
every Tuesday and Thursday morning
until Dec. 18. Meet in the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center auditorium to
warm up and stretch. Bring walking
shoes, comfortable clothes and two-
pound hand weights. Contact Meg
McAlpine at 548-1116.

Reindeer Run
Registration is open for the 2008
Reindeer Run 5K/10K, walk and chil-
dren's runs Dec. 13. The 5K/10K runs
and 1.5-mile walk will start at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center at 8:30 a.m.
and run through Fort Clinch State Park.
This year's 5K/10K will feature electronic
chip timing and Santa Claus will join the
kids age 10 and younger in their half-
mile and one-mile fun runs at 9:45 a.m.
All 5K/10K runners and walkers who
register in advance receive a coupon
good for a free breakfast at Elizabeth
Pointe Lodge. Pre-registered runners
and walkers also get a T-shirt. After the
race, 5K/10K runners and walkers are
eligible to win a four-day, three-night get-
away at the Amelia Island Plantation.

The Fernandina Beach High School wrestlers garnered 132 points to place
second behind Columbia High School (138 points) in a nine-team invita-
tional junior varsity tournament at Ridgeview High School Saturday. The
Pirate grapplers collected a gold, a pair of silvers and two bronze medals.
Pictured are, seated, Michael Hawthorne; kneeling, Ian McEwen, Matt
Roberts, Coach Doug Muir; middle row, Jake Coombs, Tyler York, Andrew
Wegener; back row, Coach John Williams, Ben Manning, Ivy Dennard,
Tobias Williams, Trevor Smith and Ian Muir.

Entry forms are available at the
McArthur Family YMCA, Red Otter
Outfitters and Pak's Karate Academy.
Entry forms and online registration are
also available at www.amelia islandrun- Entry fees are $20 until Dec. 7
($15 for members of Amelia Island
Runners; member discount not available
online). After Dec. 7 the fee is $25. Entry
fee for the children's runs is $10. Visit
the AIR website or call 491-0369 for

Zumba classes
Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St. Call
Alexandra Carroll at 415-0954.
Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Third
St. Call 261-DANC.
A Chance To Dance, 474378
SR200. Call 753-3407 or email buffy
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200
Suite 4 in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit
Club 14 Fitness, 1114 SoOth 14th
St., Femandina Beach. Call 261-0557.

Rugbymatch at UNF
World Champions Leeds Rhinos are
heading back to the U.S. for their pre-
season training camp and will take on
Super League newcomers Salford City
' Redsin the Champions Stampede 2Q9.~
Challenge match Jan. 17 at the
University of North Florida in
The Rhinos, who played Australian
outfit South Sydney Rabbitohs at
Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville last
year, will return to the Sunshine State for
a 10-day training camp, culminating in
the challenge match against Salford City
Salford will return to the top flight of
European rugby league after being
awarded one of just 14 franchises to
compete in the Super League competi-
The Rhinos retained the Super
League title this year for the first time in
the club's 113-year history. They will take
on the Champions of Australia, Manly
Sea Eagles, March 1 at Elland Road in
the 2009 Carnegie World Club
Challenge and the training camp and
match against Salford will form a major
part of their preparations to become the
first-ever team to retain a world title:
Tickets will be available on the
Jacksonville Axemen's website, Children 10 and under
will be admitted free.
A media press conference will be
held Jan. 16 at the Outback Steakhouse
on Point Meadows Way near 9A and
Baymeadows from 11:45 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. Both teams and officials will
be on hand. The conference is open to
the general public for player autographs
and pictures.
A post-game event will be held at

Mavericks at the Jacksonville Landing.
Tickets will be limited to the first 1,000
fans. All players will be available for
autographs and photographs. The event
is for those 18 years old and up. Tickets
are $5.

Fitness programs
Personal Best Sports offers fitness
programs for all levels. Better biker pro-
gram, learn to run program, half-
marathon training and OutFIT outdoor
fitness. Visit www.PersonalBestSports.
net or call Deborah Dunham at (904)
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200
Suite 4 in Yulee, offers step and sculpt,
strength training and abs, body sculpt
and step aerobics. Call 225-8400 or visit
www.anytimefit Anytime
Fitness also offers FitKidz for ages 4-11.
Call 699-5408 or e-mail reedntoni@ for information.
S Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th
St., offers nutritional counseling, person-
al training, group fitness classes,
strength training and cardio; group
cycling; childcare, juice bar, tanning and
saunas. Flexible membership options
available. Visit
The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness pro-
grams. Call 261-1080 or visit www.first Programs are also.
'offered in Yulee (call 225-2550) and
Hilliard (call (904) 845-2733).

Y Yoga, 961687-201 E Gateway
Blvd., offers'a stretch and strengthening
class, pilates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga
for longevity, beach yoga and basic
yoga. Call.415-9642.
Dome Healing Center, 5024 First
Coast Hwy., offers Sivananda/Amrit
style yoga for all levels and Amrit Yoga
Nidra Meditation and Relaxation classes.
Call 277-3663 or visit domehealingcen
Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St.,
offers yoga for adults. Call1321-2864 or
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200
Suite 4 in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit
Personal Best Sports. Visit or call
Deborah Dunham, (904) 624-0027.
Island Rejuvacations offers yoga
and lunch at Nassau Health Foods, 833
T.J. Courson Road. Call 415-3036 or.

Umpires needed
Baseball and softball umpires can
earn extra cash by joining the River City
Umpires Association. Contact Terry
Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or Aaron
Knowles at (904) 962-7184, Visit www.


Boys Basketball
Nov. 29 BALDWIN' 6/7:30
Dec. 1 MIDDLEBURG 6/7:30
Dec. 5 YULEE' 6/7:30
Dec. 6 at Bishop Snyder' 6/7:30
Dec. 9 TRINITY* 6/7:30
Dec. 12 at West Nassau* 6/7:30
Dec. 13 HILLIARD 4:30/7:30
Dec. 16 at Baldwin' 6/7:30
Dec. 18-20 at Port Charlotte tourney 8:30
Dec. 19-20 JV tourney at WNHS TBA
Dec. 29-30 at Bishop.Snyder tourney TBA
Jan. 6 at Ribault* 6/7:30
Jan. 9 WEST NASSAU 6/7:30
Jan. 10 at Bolles' 6/7:30
Jan. 16 at Yulee 6/7:30
Jan. 20 at Trinity 6/7:30
Jan. 23 EPISCOPAL' 6/7:30
Jan 24 at Hilliard 6/7:30
Jan. 27 BOLLES 6/7:30
Jan. 30-31 JOHNNY T. SMITH (county)TBA
*District 4-3A games to determine seeding
Boys Basketball
Nov 28-29 at Matanzas tournament
Dec. 1 at Ponte Vedra 6/7:30
Dec. 2 BALDWIN' 6/7:30
Dec. 5 at Fernandina Beach' 6/7:30
Dec. 9 at Ribaul' 6/7:30
Dec. 12 BISHOP SNYDER* 6/7:30
Dec. 13 at Trinity Christian' 6/7:30
Dec. 16 at Bolles* 6/7:30
Dec. 19-20 Emmitt G. Coakley Classic (WN)
Jan. 2-3 at Menendez tournament
Jan. 5 PONTE VEDRA 6/7:30
Jan. 9 at Baldwin 6/7 30
Jan. 13 EPISCOPAL* 6/7:30
Jan. 20 BOLLES 6/7:30
Jan. 23 at West Nassau 6/7:30
Jan. 30-31 Johnny T Smith (FBHS)
Girls Basketball
Dec. 2 WEST NASSAU' 6*00
Dec 4 RIBAULT' 600
Dec 11 YULEE' 600

Dec. 18-19 County at Yulee
Jan. 8 at Baldwin
Jan. 15 at West Nassau
Jan. 16 BOLLES
Jan. 23 at Yulee
Jan. 24 at Hilliard
Jan. 27 at Baker County
Feb. 2-7 District 4-3A at Baldwin
*District 4-3A
Girls Basketball
Dec. 1 at Baker County
Dec. 4 at West Nassau
Dec. 10 at Ribault
Dec. 11 at Fernandina Beach
Jan. 6 at Baldwin
Jan. 9 at Trinity Christian
Jan. 13 at Episcopal
Jan. 16 at Bishop Snyder
Jan. 21 BOLLES
Jan. 30-- District
Girls Soccer
Dec. 9 at Baldwin
Dec. 10 at Ribault
Dec. 15 at Jackson
Dec. 17 at Raines
Dec. 18 at Lee
Jan. 8 at Fernandina Beach
Jan. 13 at Trinity Christian
Jan. 15 at West Nassau
Boys Soccer
Dec 17 at Raines
Dec 18 LEE
Jan 3 at Mandarin Christian

Jan. 8 at Fernandina Beach 7:20
Jan. 13 at Trinity Christian 7:30
Jan. 15 at West Nassau 7:30
Boys Soccer
Dec. 4 BISHOP SNYDER' 5:30/7:20
Dec. 5 at Trinity Christian" 7:00
Dec. 6 ARNOLD 1:00
Dec. 10 at Terry Parker 5:30/7'20
Dec. 11 RIBAULT' 5:30
Dec, 12 PROVIDENCE 5:30/7:20
Dec. 16 BOLLES' 5:30/7:20
Jan. 7 at Clay 5:30/7:20
Jan. 8 YULEE 7:20
Jan. 9 TERRY PARKER 5:30/7:20
Jan. 12 at Providence 5:30/7:20
Jan. 13 WEST NASSAU 7:20
Jan. 16 MIDDLEBURG 5:30/7:20
Jan. 20 at Ridgeview 5:30/7'20
Jan. 22 at Wolfson 5:30/7 20
Jan. 26-30 District at Episcopal TBA
*District 4-3A
Dec. 1 at Paxon 7:20
Dec. 2 at Stanton 6:00
Dec. 5-6 Timberwolf, Tallahassee TBA
Dec. 9 BISHOP SNYDER' 6:00

Dec. 11 at Ribault* 6:00
Dec 15 BOLLES' 6:00
Dec. 17 PAXON 6:00
Jan. 6 BISHOP KENNY 6:00
Jan. 8 YULEE 5:30
Jan. 9 at Trinity 6:00
Jan. 13 WEST NASSAU 5:30
Jan. 15 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Jan. 20-23 District at Bolles TBA
*District 4-3A
Dec. 5-6 at Terry Parker tourney TBA
Dec. 10 at First Coast 4:00
Dec. 12-13 Capital City, Tallahassee 12:00
Jan. 7 at Fletcher 5'00
Jan. 9-10 Clay tournament 12:00
Jan. 15 FIRST COAST 600
Jan. 21 SANDALWOOD 5:00
Jan. 23-24 Terry Parker JV dual 3:00
Feb 7 District 3-1A TBA
Feb. 13-16 Region 1-1A at Starke TBA
Feb. 19-21 State at Lakeland 1000
Dec 1 EPISCOPAL 5/7:00
Dec. 9 FERNANDINA 5/6:30

Dec. 16 County at YHS TBA
Jan. 8 Conference playoffs 6:00
Jan. 10 Conference championship 12:00
Note: Girls play first match
B Team Basketball
Dec. 1 at Callahan 5/6:15
Dec. 2 at Fernandina 5/6:15
Dec. 8 at Hilliard 5/6:15
Dec. 9 FERNANDINA 5/6:15
Dec. 13 County at Callahan
Note: Girls play first except Dec. 2 and Dec. 8
Dec. 2 at Callahan 5/6:30
Dec. 4 at Baker County 5/6:30
Dec 9 FERNANDINA 2/3:45

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Dec. 16 at Hilliard 5/6:30
Jan. 8 CALLAHAN, 5/6:30
Jan. 13 BAKER COUNTY 5/6:30
Jan. 15 at Fernandina 2/3:45
Jan. 17 County at FBMS
Girls play first except Dec. 9 and Jan. 15
Dec. 2 CALLAHAN 5:30/7
Dec. 3 at Lakeside 4:15/4:15
Dec. 5 PROVIDENCE (girls) 5:30
Dec. 8 PROVIDENCE (boys) 5:30
Dec. 9 at Yulee 5/6:30
Dec. 13 County at Yulee TBA
Dec. 18 at Providence 5/6:30
Jan. 8 Division playoffs (North bye)
Jan. 10 Conference championships TBD


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Shuffle Board 7:30




Cold B-everages a Great Sandwiches

l:i'll. \.. N ovi Mil:i 28. 2008 SPORTS News l.c,dcr


The fishing party, including Capt. Ben Forehand, John Esposito, Allan Small and Doug Peterson, found schooling
redfish and sea trout willing to bite close to an Amelia Island boat dock.

Reds holding on docks at low tide

Jack Healan didn't mind this cool November day as the
redfishing action was red-hot recently.

C apt. Cris llolland,
skipper of the char-
ter boat "Misti
Lynn," is guiding his
fishing charters to excellent
catches of red snapper at
many of the nearshore fish
havens. Holland reports sea

bass and grouper are on a big
bite as well.
"It all depends on the
weather," Holland said. "If the
seas lay down for this week-
end, the bottom fishing
should be excellent."
Capt. Terry David Lacoss
recently guided a backwater
charter to several reds weigh-
ing to six pounds and sea
trout weighing to four
"I look for excellent back-
water fishing to run right
through this coming week-
end," Lacoss said. 'The big
trout have been biting for sev-
eral days now at the mouth of
Egans Creek, running north
to the Fernandina port. Some
of the best trout fishing has
been coming during the first
hour of the falling tide, when
the tide is running over shal-
low oyster flats into deep
holes. Once the tide is
halfway out, I will switch to
fishing boat clocks for reds.

Reds are
falling off
nearby oys-
ter and mud
flats and
holding on
docks during
the low tide
High tide
ON THE Saturday
WATER arrives at
WITER 9:37 a.m.,
TERRY with a low
tide at 3:41
Bass fish-
ing is also picking up in area
tidal streams, including
Lofton and Boggy Creeks.
Bass fishermen will find a low
tide arriving during mid-
morning, so get on the water
early. Cast a silver No. 11
Rapala close to river bank
structure including cypress
knees and creek mouths and
hang on. A white-skirted spin-
ner bait, with a silver No. 5

willow leaf blade, is also
catching its fair share of
creek bass weighing to eight
Surf fishing is picking up
for sea trout at the rock jetty
rocks, also called T-jetties,
which are located at the
southern tip of Amelia Island.
Fish the moving tides with
live shrimp up close to the
Sheepshead fishing should
also be excellent this week-
end at the St. Marys jetty
rocks, bridge supports and
barnacle-clad dock pilings.
Fish close to the structure
with fiddler crabs or barna-
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches. E-
mail photos to bjones@Jbnews
leader cor, mail them to PO.
Box 766, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035 6r drop them by 511
Ash St., Fernandina Beach.
Call Beth Jones at 261-3696.


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (visit city website, is offering the fol-
lowing activities:
Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
and from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at
Peck Gym.'Cost is $1 per day
for city residents ($3 non-city).
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Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Peck Gym, based on
availability. Fee is $1 for city
residents, $3 non-city.
Students free with ID.
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
days. Cost is $3 a day or $25
a month for city residents ($30
non-city). Personal training is
available. Fee is $30 per ses-
sion, $75 per week (three ses-
sions) or $200 a month (two
sessions per week for four
weeks). Monthly packages
come with dietary analysis
and food program. Call Jay at
277-7364 for a free introduc-
tory appointment.
Register for the Fernan-
dina Beach S.K.A.T.E.
League through Jan. 13.
Weekly games, two-person
teams, three-month season.
Fee is $10. Call Russ
Johnson at 277-7350.
Summer skate fest June
13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Skate
Park. Three age groups, three
different events. Fee is $10
per event or $25 for all three.
Register through June 12 at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Call Russ
Johnson at 277-7350.
Swim/snorkel with mana-
tees in Crystal River Dec. 22
or Feb. 21. Ages 10 and up.
Fee is $60 and includes
Manatee Experience, trans-
portation to and from Crystal
River and snorkeling gear, if
needed. Tentative agenda
available at the Atlantic Center
or e-mail Kathy Russell at Register at
the Atlantic Center.
Flag football tournament
Jan. 3 at the Fernandina
Beach Athletic Complex on
Bailey Road. Format is four-
on-four with Let-It-Fly rules.
Men's and coed divisions (at
least one female). Round
robin or pool play followed by
single or double elimination.
Team fee is $75 and due Dec.

30. Register at the Atlantic
Recreation Center. Pre-tour-
nament rules meeting is at 8
a.m. the'day of the touma-
ment. Games begin at 9 a.m.
Call Jay at 277-7364 (jrobert or Jason at
277-7256 (
Register for the adult win-
ter basketball league through
Feb. 6 at the Atlantic Center.
Team fee is $350 and due
Feb. 6. Captain's meeting
Feb. 11 at Peck Gym. Games
played Monday and Thursday
nights at Peck Gym beginning
Feb. 16. Call Jay at 277-7364
or e-mail
Adventure boot camp for
women, four-week sessions
held at Main Beach park, pro-
vides fitness instruction, nutri-
tional counseling and motiva-
tional training by Karlena
Barren. Call (904) 237-0074
or visit www.AmelialslandBoot
Annual skate park decals
are free of charge to families
who qualify for reduced or
free lunch or on a case-by-
case basis dependent on
income. Visit the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Atlantic Center pool pub-
lic swim hours are from 3-6
p.m. Monday through Friday
(admission $2) and from 1-3
p.m. Saturday ($3). Pool
passes are available.
The Femandina Beach
Scuba Club meets at 6 p.m.
the second Friday of the
month at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. For infor-
mation, call Kathy Russell,
753-1143, or e-mail krussell@
PADI open water scuba
certification is available.
Participants must provide their
own masks, snorkels, fins,
booties and weight belts. Fee
is $250 (additional fee for
check-out dives). Register at
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Call Kathy Russell at
Coed exercise is from
6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class for city
residents, $3 non-city.

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119 S. Seventh St.

Neil and Charis Swann's home on 10th Street stands on a lot where indigo was harvested in the early
1800s. It is one of seven private homes open to the public during the Christmas on Center event to
benefit the Amelia Island Museum of History.

Homes for the

S3o-C idays

For many who visit Fernandina Beach, guided
tours of the historic district are both a treat and a
frustration. The treat is all the friendly, tree-lined
neighborhoods full of inviting antique homes and
porches. The frustration is that you can't mount the
homes' front steps, knock on the doors and take a
look inside.
But in the spirit of Christmas, that will soon
change. The gracious owners of seven of these
charming homes will open them for tours during the
Amelia Island Museum of History's Christmas on
Centre festivities, Dec. 5 and 6.
All are a pleasant stroll from Christmas on Centre
headquarters at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on the.

corner of Eighth and Centre streets. They vary in
architectural style and size, but all seven have fasci-
nating, unusual histories.
Neil and Charis Swann's home on 10th Street, for
example, stands on a lot where indigo was harvested
in the early 1800s. Among the oldest homes in town,
its history includes being foreclosed on, sold to the
sheriff, divided into apartments, opened to help the
hungry, and served as home to one family for more
than half a century. The Swanns purchased the
house in 2004 and began a total restoration that last-
ed for more than two years.

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30 N. Sixth St

The Phelan-Verot House on Fourth Street was purchased in 1875 by the Bishop
of St. Augustine for several Sisters' of St. Joseph.

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The city of Fernandina
Beach and Historic Fernandina
Business Association will host
the Christmas Tree Lighting
Ceremony Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. in
front of the old train depot at
the foot of Centre Street. Santa
and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 3
p.m. to meet and have pictures taken with the
children. Music by area choirs and bands will take
place from 3-6 p.m. Contact Melba Whitaker at
261-3841 or see the calendar at www.downtown-

Dog lovers are invited to
an open house at the Nassau
Humane Society Dog Park
on Nov. 30 from 1-4 p.m.
Owners may tour the park and discuss the vari-
ous membership opportunities. (Membership is
required before dogs may enter the park.) The
park. located beside the NHS shelter directly
across the street from the Fernandina Beach
Airport, opens Dec. 1.
For more information call the shelter at 321-

The Coalition for the Reduction/Elimination
of Ethnic Disparities in Health (CREED) is host-
ing its first annual Board of Directors .4b
World AIDS Day Fund Raising .'
Banquet Nov. 29 at St. Peters
Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. 'i
Meet and greet is from 6-6:45 p.m. ',
dinner and speaker from 7-9 p.m. .... '
The speaker is Leshia McKinley- l
Beech, prevention program supervisor. Bureau of
HIV/AIDS: Prevention Section Florida
Department of Health. Music will be by Regee
Lee, Katfish Entertainment. Tickets are $35/per
person or $280 for a table of eight.
Contact Dr. William H.A. Collins. (904) 662-
7015. or Jennett Wilson-Baker at (904) 556-3363.

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The second annual Place of Peace Festival takes
place Dec. 1-5. starting
with Peace in the Heart at
6 p.m. Dec. 1, an ecumeni-
cal Candlelight and
Caroling Procession from
St. Michaels Catholic
Church (Fourth and

Broome streets) down Centre Street to St.
Peter's Episcopal Church for a Christmas concert
by the Songspinners, with hot chocolate and
SOn Peace in the Community Day, Dec. 3 from 1-
5 p.m.. stores with certificates in their windows
that designate them as a Place of Peace shops will
donate a percentage of their profits to the Place of
Peace charities.
Call the Mary Anne Foundation at (904) 206-
4140 or visit
Fernandina Little Theater pres-
ents a readers' theater radio play
version of the holiday classic. A
Christmas Carol," by Charles
Dickens. Dramatized by Mercedes
Brownett, Alison Brasil, Steve
Croft. Barb Deely. Ed Deely. Jeff
Goldberg. Jim Hestand. Linda Janca. Al Ryan
and Lis Ryan. the production is directed by
Josh Tyler. Performances are Dec. 5.6.12 and 13
at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10
plus a donation of coffee, tea or toiletries for gift
baskets for the elderly needy.
Tickets can be purchased at FLT. 1014 Beech St.,
and at The UPS Store located in the Publix shop-
ping center on Sadler Road.

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FRIDAY. November 28. 2008 LEISURE News-Leader



The Island Art
Association announces a
ssamii~ retrospec-
S' '.i tive of the
works of
V.J' The well-
artist and
friend passed away on Nov.
13. Working with her family,
the gallery assembled the ret-
rospective as a tribute. Her
paintings are on display near
the gallery entrance. The
gallery is located at 18 N.
Second St., Femandina
Beach. Call 261-7020 or visit

The Blue Door Artists will
be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
today for
the Pajama
Party in
Special sale
items will be
Featured is
a selection of small works
including paintings, jewelry,
scarves, bags and cards. New
holiday hours begin Nov. 30,
Sunday from noon-3 p.m.
and Monday-Saturday from
11 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is
located at 205 1/2 Centre St.,
downtown Femandina. For
information call 583-4676.
* *
Amelia Community
Theatre presents the roman-
tic comedy "Coming Apart"
by Fred Carmichael. The mar-
riage of a
and his
is on the
rocks. As they contemplate
divorce, they decide to share
the same apartment on a six-
month trial basis, while
attempting to divide their
Performances are at 8
p.m. tonight and Nov. 29, 2
p.m. Nov. 30 and at 8 p.m.
Dec. 3, 4, 5 and 6. The Dec.
3 audience will be served-
complimentary homemade...
desserts, coffee and tea at
7:30 in the lobby.
Tickets are $16 adults; $10
students. Amelia Community
Theatre is located at 209
Cedar St. Box Office hours
are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday. Call
261-6749 for reservations.

Dinosaurs once again
roam the Earth in "Walking
With Dinosaurs The Live
Experience," coming to the
Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena for eight per-
formances today through
Nov. 30.
Walking with Dinosaurs
presents 10 species of life-
size dinosaurs, the largest of
which is 36 feet tall and 56
feet from nose to tail. With
stunning realism, the audi-
ence is taken on a journey
back in time to see how the
dinosaurs might have actually
looked in their prime.
For tickets and information,
or call (904) 632-3373.

A radio controlled model
boat fun sail and exhibition
will take place 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Nov. 29 at the Amelia
Village Shops pond, behind
Marche Burette. All model
boats are welcome, working
or not, finished or not, except
gas powered. Spectators,
including supervised children,
especially welcome.

Despite the economic
downturn, many shops on
Amelia Island will be gener-
ous during the Place of
Peace Festival which begins
Dec. 1 and continues through
Dec. 5.
On Peace in the
Community Day, Dec. 3,
between 1 and 5 p.m., look
for stores with certificates in
their windows that designate
them as a "Place of Peace."
These shops will donate a
percentage of the profits
eamed during those hours to
the Place of Peace charities:
Amelia Arts Academy, the
Amelia Island Museum of
History, Katie Ride for Life and
the National Alliance for
Mental Illness.
* *
The next Yappy Hour is
scheduled for Dec. 3 from 6;
8 p.m. at The Falcon's Nest
at Amelia Island Plantation.
Donations are accepted for
RAIN (Rescuing Animals In
Nassau). Bring your pooch for
some fun and holiday cheer.
For more information about
Yappy Hour, call Bark Avenue
Pet Boutique at,261-2275-
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The National Council of
Negro Women & Associate
Men/Child Watch
Partnership of Jacksonville
presents Stedman Graham
on Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. at the
Florida Theatre. Tickets are
on sale now. Reserved seats
are available through the

Florida Theatre box office or
the Center of Achievement at
(904) 634-0367. VIP seating
is $40. General seating is
Proceeds will support the
infrastructure needs of the
Center of Achievement, Inc.
and Reed Educational
Campus, an early literacy pro-
gram for "tween" girls that was
established in 1994 and is
operated by NCNWs Child
Watch Partnership of
* *
The Fernandina Pirates
will descend upon the Great
Camden County Chili Cook-
Off on Dec. 6 at the Waters
Edge subdivision on Haddock
Road in Kingsland, Ga., from
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Teams of two or more peo-
ple are invited to register and
have their chili scored by local
expert judges. Recognition *
will also go to the chili voted
"People's Choice" and to the
team that demonstrates the
most creativity and showman-
ship in decorating their booth.
The event will feature area car
clubs, Santa Claus and his
elves, activities for children
and live music. A Pet
Costume Parade and Contest
will take place at 2 p.m.
The Humane Society of
Camden County, Inc.
( is
a non-profit corporation serv-
ing the needs of more than
4,000 homeless and aban-
doned animals each year. For
information call (912) 729-

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its December luncheon
meeting at the Fernandina
Beach Golf
Club at 11:30
a.m. Dec. 18.
The speaker
will be former
state repre-
Aaron Bean
on issues fac-
ing the state and Nassau
County. These include the
potential 2009 budget deficit,
property taxes and the bal-
anced growth challenges fac-
ing the county. All men are
invited. Tickets are $15 in
advance and $17 at the door.
For reservations, call Bob
Keane at 277-4590.

Our Greenway leads a
nature walk on Egans Creek
Greenway every third
Saturday of the month. The
next walk is Dec. 20, at 9
a.m. The walks explore the
flora and fauna of the
Greenway. Participants are
encouraged to bring water,
sun protection, bug juice,
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Meet in the parking lot at
the entrance to the Greenway
behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. Walks will depart
promptly at 9 a.m., maintain a
leisurely pace and proceed to
Jasmine Street. These walks
are free and open to the pub-
lic. Call 904-277-7350 or visit
* *
Enjoy "Trivia with
Maggie" on Wednesdays at
7:30 p.m. at the Crab Trap in
downtown Femandina Beach
and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
at Sandy Bottoms at Main
Beach. Enjoy a special trivia
menu, drink, win prizes and
listen to music while you
improve your memory and get
smarter. These events are
free and open to the public.
* *
Every Tuesday from 8-11
p.m. is Teen Night (no adults
allowed) at Strikers Family
Bowling Center, 850822 US
17 South in Yulee. Enjoy cos-
mic bowling, music videos,
karaoke and dancing for ages
11-17. Every Saturday from 9
p.m. to 2 a.m. enjoy karaoke
with DJ Lamar and Rock
Candy. On Dec. 5 hear the
Mike Miller Band from 9 p.m.-
2 a.m. New leagues are form-
ing. Call 225-1077.


Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for the comedy, "The Diaries
of Adam and Eve," at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 1 and 2 at 209 Cedar
St. One man and one woman
are needed for the cast, and
they will portray Adam and
Eve from young adults into old
age. This play is written by
actor/playwright David Bimey,
who adapted works by Mark
Twain. It will be done in a
readers' theater format, with
staging and some memoriza-
tion, and will be performed
Jan. 22-25. For more informa-
tion, call ACT at 261-6749.

Fernandina Little Theater
will hold auditions for "Jewel
Thieves" on Dec. 6 at 10:15
a.m. at 1014 Beech St.
When the legendary
Mandarin necklace disap-
pears from former film star
Gloria Desmond's safe, it
becomes apparent that the
countess visiting her, the new
butler and the mysterious
stranger with car trouble may
not be who they claim to be.
Director is Jackie Eaton.
Needed are two men and two
women age 17 plus, all types
and ethnic backgrounds, no
acting experience required.
Crew/staff also are needed.
Rehearsals begin Jan. 3,
typically one to two nights a
week and Saturday. Nine per-
formances are scheduled for
Feb. 13 and 14,19-21,26-28
and March 1. For information
or call 753-0669.

Amelia Community
Theatre has scheduled audi-
tions for the comedy "Six
Dance Lessons in Six
Weeks." Auditions for men
have been held. Auditions for
the female role, a woman age
55 or older who has signed up
for private dance lessons, are
at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 at
the theater, 209 Cedar St.,
and will include reading from
the script and ballroom danc-
ing, with the choreographer
present to determine dancing
abilities. For information call
the theater at 261-6749.

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Theatre will hold a directing
workshop from 10 a.m. until
noon Dec. 6 at 209 Cedar St.
Pat Richardson, a high school
drama teacher for 32 years,
will lead the workshop which
will be beneficial for both
experienced directors and
those who would like to direct
in the future. There is a $10
registration fee, which is
-waived for ACT members. For
more information or to regis-
ter, call 261-6749.
* *
"Avenue Q," the smash-
hit Broadway musical about
real life in New York City, will
be performed at the Times
Union Center's Moran
Theatre Dec. 9-14 for eight
performances. Told by a cast
of people and puppets
through an irreverent, Tony-
winning book and score, the
lively musical follows the
adventures of Princeton, a
bright-eyed college grad who
moves to the city with big
dreams and a tiny bank
account. Call (904) 632-3373
or visit Due
to adult situations (like full-
puppet nudity), "Avenue Q"
may be inappropriate for kids
under 13.


The Intercoastal Wine
Company, 10 N. Second St.,
will host "Journeys," a pho-
tographic collection by local
photographer Wayne
Howard, in December and
January. A traveler and pho-
tographer from childhood, this
exhibit focuses on his obser-
vations of the natural patterns
of life, from the majestic to the
everyday experience. Call
IWS at 321-1300 or Howard
at 491-5269.

The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave., Jacksonville,
continues with the next lecture
of the Director's Lecture
Series, "Contemporary
Photography: The Seaside
Series." Museum Director
Maarten van de Guchte talks
with artist Jay Shoots about
contemporary photography at
7 p.m. on Dec. 2.
Admission is $5. Call (904)

Jones Pottery/Studio Art,
528 South Eighth St., is taking
registrations for its Creative
Clay Workshop for ages 6-
14. This-tlass will create a'-
variety of clay pieces while
leading the basics of coil,
pinch, slab and other clay
hand building methods.
Projects include: clay wreaths,
tree ornaments, coil pots and
more. Classes are Dec. 3 and
10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cost
is $50. Call 556-3804 for

The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens Store, 829
Riverside Ave., Jacksonville,
presents a special shopping
event with complimentary
champagne, appetizers and
holiday music, and a 10 per-
cent discount on your pur-
chase, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dec. 4. Call (904) 899-6035.

The opening reception
for the next Island Art
Association Nouveau Art
Show, featuring student art, is
Dec. 5 from 5-8 p.m. at the
gallery, 18 N. Second St.,
Fernandina Beach.
The show will run through
December. For more informa-
tion call 261-7020.

Registration is now open
for acrylic painting classes
with Kathy Hardin through the
Amelia Arts Academy.
Classes begin Jan. 8. Space
is limited. Call Kathy at 261-
8276 to register.
Advanced watercolor
classes with William Maurer
will continue in January. He
also holds plein air sketching
on Thursday momings in
downtown Femandina Beach.
Call Bill at 261-8276 for infor-

The Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second
St., Fernandina Beach, offers
Children's art education the
last Saturday of each month
from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
S Children are asked to pre-reg-
ister by calling the gallery 261

Studio Art hosts Saturday
* Fundays the first and third
Saturday of every month.
Participants will create a vari-
ety of fun and engaging art
projects with varying themes
and media.
All ages welcome; children
under three must be accom-
panied by a caregiver.
S Register early or just pop in
unannounced. For more infor-
mation call 556-3804.

* *


The Instant Groove Band
plays every Thursday from 8

p.m. to 12 a.m. in the lobby
lounge at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island. Call (904) 556-
6772 or e-mail

Come join the fun as DJ
Lamar and his wife, Andrea,
host high energy karaoke at
Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar &
Grill every Friday at 9 p.m.
and also at the 11th Frame
Lounge inside Striker's
Bowling Alley in Yulee every
Wednesday at 9 p.m.
* *0
Applebees, 2006 S.
Eighth St., D.J. Roc and
karaoke 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
every Monday. Call 206-4300.

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

Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third
St., live entertainment. Call

Canopy Moon: Late
Night Courtyard Cafe, 105
S. Third St., live music from 8-
10 p.m. Friday. Call 261-
6622 or e-mail canopy-
* *
Falcon's Nest, Amelia
Island Plantation, DJ Fridays
and Saturdays from 10 p.m.-2

Frisky Mermaid Bar &
Grille, 22 South Third St.,
bluegrass night Mondays;
songwriting contest every
Wednesday 7 p.m.-midnight;
blues and jazz Fridays and
Saturday 8 p.m.-midnight;
shag dancing and lessons 4-8
p.m. Sunday. Call 261-3300.

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

Highway 17 Tavern,
850532 US 17 South, Yulee,
free line dance lessons 6-7
p.m. and swing dance lessons
7-8 p.m. Wednesday through
Sunday; karaoke with Phil 8
p.m. Tuesday; live music 8
p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Call 225-9211.

O'Kane's Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St., live
music Thursday through
Saturday. Call 261-1000.
* *
The Mill, 96032 Victoria's
Place, Yulee, country line
dancing and couples dance
lessons Saturday; karaoke
with DJ Daddy 'O Tuesday;
line dance lessons 8-9 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday;
singing contest Friday. Call
(904) 432-8136.
* *
The Palace Saloon, 117
Centre St. Live entertainment.
Call 491-3332.

Pompeo's Paradise
Lounge, 302 Centre St., live
music at 9 p.m. in the court-
yard. Karaoke Thursday,
Friday and Saturday. Call

Rivers Edge, 915 South
14th St. Live entertainment
Friday and Saturdays. Call

Sandy Bottoms,'2910
Atlantic Ave., karaoke 9 p.m.
until Fridays; Macy's live on
Wednesday. Call 310-6904.
* *
Seabreeze Lounge and
Sports Bar, 2702 Sadler
Road, live music. Call 277-

Slider's Seaside Grill,
1998 S. Fletcher Ave. Live
entertainment. Call 277-6652.

The Surf Restaurant and
Bar, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave.
Reggie Lee tonight; W.
Harvey Williams Saturday.
Call 261-5711.

Thyme World Cuisine,
Gateway to Amelia complex,
David Cole, pianist, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday.
Call 261-3827.

Wicked Davey's Fancy
Saloon, 232 N. Second St.
Live music Fridays and
Saturday; Live Jam Band
Sunday 10 p.m. to close; DJ
AJ Wednesday; Hupp live
Thursday. Call 321-4224.


The University of North
Florida presents its Third
Annual Feast of Carols on
Dec. 6 at Lazzara Hall. This
holiday event features the
UNF Chorale, Chamber
Singers, Brass Ensemble,
Chamber Orchestra and
guest ensembles.
.Performances are at 2
p.m. and 8 p.m. Participating
ensembles include Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts,
Duncan U. Fletcher High, First
Coast High, Terry Parker
High, Paxon School for
Advanced Studies and JMAC.
Call (904) 620-2878.



'Family Fun Night'
Amelia Island Plantation
will hold a "Holiday Family
Fun Night" Nov. 29 from 7-10
p.m. with horse-and-carriage
rides, live entertainment and a
Christmas movie. Holiday
Family Fun Nights will contin-
ue Dec. 6,13, 20 and 27.
Ringin the season
Memorial UMC has two
handbell groups ringing this
Advent. On Nov. 30 at the
8:30 or 11 a.m. services hear
the Campanelli Dolci group
ringing in the Advent season.
Then come back the last
Sunday of Advent, Dec. 21, to
the 8:30 or 11 a.m. services to
hear the Bellssimo Bells ring.
Call 261-5769 for information.
White Lighting
St. Marys, Ga., will host a
White Lighting Ceremony-
beginning at dusk Dec. 2. The
processional begins on
Osborne Street in historic
downtown. Mr. and Mrs.
Claus lead the parade with
carolers, dancers and walkers
strolling to the waterfront.
When they reach the water-
front, a 60-foot tree is lighted
by Santa, the mayor wel-
comes in the holiday season,
more entertainment begins on
the stage and Santa and Mrs.
Santa listen to the Christmas
wishes of the boys and girls.
For more information visit
11ghtupa Lfe'
Take Stock in Children
presents its annual "Light up a
Life" evening of fine wine, buf-
fet dinner and silent auction
on Dec. 4 from 6-9 p.m. at the
Racquet Park Conference
Center, Amelia Island
Plantation.Tickets are $35 in
advance or $40 at the door.
Call 548-4464 or visit Resort
to Home or the Ocean
Clubhouse at the Plantation.
Auction items include a
seven-night cruise, two tickets
to the Rose Bowl Parade and
football game, two tickets to
the Masters, a two-night stay
for two with dinner at the
Plantation and more.
Christmas Glow
The Annual Christmas
Glow sponsored by the
Woman's Club of Ferhandina
Beach will be held on Dec. 5
from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the
Woman's Club Clubhouse at
201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. Just fol-
low the luminaries to the club-
house. There will be face
painting, entertainment and
visits with Santa. Chili, hot
dogs, chips and colas will be
served for a fee. Cookies and
punch will be free. This is the
Woman's Club's gift to the
community. All ages are invit-
ed. Call 261-4885.
'Christmas Carol
Fernandina Little Theatre
presents a readers' theater
radio play version of the holi-
day classic, "A Christmas
Carol," by Charles Dickens.
Dramatized by Mercedes
Brownett, Alison Brasil, Steve
Croft, Barb Deely, Ed Deely,
Jeff Goldberg, Jim Hestand,
Linda Janca, Al Ryan and Lis
Ryan, the production is direct-
ed by Josh Tyler.
Performances are Dec. 5,
6,12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and
Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets
are $10 plus a donation of
"coffee, tea or toiletries" for
gift baskets for the elderly
needy. Tickets can be pur-
chased at FLT, 1014 Beech
St., and at The UPS Store
located in the Publix shopping
center on Sadler Road.

Luminary tour
The Centre Street
Luminary Tour at 6 p.m. Dec.
5 and 6 will offer fascinating
stories that shaped
Femandina's history and pro-
pelled the town into a National
Historic District. The hour-long
tour starts at the railroad
depot at 102 Centre St. Tick-
ets are S10/adults and $5/stu-
dents. Call Thea Seagraves at
261-7378, ext. 105.
The Nutcracker
The Dance Alive National
Ballet Company, assisted by
local children, will perform
'The Nutcracker" Dec. 5 at 7
p.m. at Fernandina Beach
Middle School. Tickets are
$25 for adults and $5 for chil-
dren and available at the
Amelia Arts Academy, The
Ocean Club at Amelia Island
Plantation and Lisa Allen's
Dance Works. For more infor-
mation, call 277-1225.
Courtyard Christmas
St. Michael Academy, 228
N. Fourth St., presents
"Christmas in the Courtyard"
on Dec. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Enjoy a Yuletide musical cele-
bration, nativity and tree light-
ing and complimentary
refreshments. Bring your own
chair or blanket. Call 321-
2102. The rain date is Dec. 7.
Christmas parade
The Callahan Christmas
Parade will be held at 11 a.m.
Dec. 6. In conjunction with the
parade, the chamber is spon-
soring an Arts and Crafts
Show in the Southeastern
Bank parking lot. This year's
theme is "A Tropical
Christmas." Contact the
chamber at (904) 879-1441.
Callahan concert
Callahan Auto Sales is
announces the third annual
Country Christmas Concert to
be held from 6-10 p.m. at the
West Nassau High School
auditorium in Callahan. The
concert is free and features
host Ray Williams, Liz
Mobley, Robin Kinsey, John
Crisp, Steve Branch,
Stephanie Branch, Randall
Smith and Ashli Holton.
Everyone is invited to attend.
For information contact Ray
Williams at (904) 879-4585 or
Liz Mobley (904) 813-9580.
Paradeof Paws
Redbones Dog Bakery
and Boutique will hold its 9th
annual "Parade of Paws"
down Centre Street on Dec.
6. Bring your pooch dressed
in holiday attire prizes and
trophies will be awarded.
Lineup begins at 10 a.m. and
the parade at 11 a.m. at
Eighth and Centre streets in
the Atlantic Bank parking lot.
Pre-register at Redbones, 809
S. Eighth St. Entry fee is a
minimum $10 donation, with .
all proceeds benefiting the
Nassau Humane Society.
Following the parade, enjoy
food, pet adoptions, pet pho-
tographers and arts and crafts
for sale at Redbones. Call
Craft bazaar
The 13th annual Christmas
Craft Bazaar will be held Dec.
6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center in the main auditorium.
There will be unique Christ-
mas gifts, wreaths, orna-
ments, food, baked goods
and more. Admission is free
and open to the public.
Christmas in the Park
St. Marys, Ga., will host
Christmas in the Park on Dec.

Wish List'
The Nassau County Volunteer Center
has launched its 19th annual holiday "Wish
List" program, through which Nassau County
residents, businesses, churches and other
organizations make the holidays happier for
those in need.
Donations of food baskets and gift certifi-
cates are welcome. In the "Adopt a Family"
program, donors may give food, clothing or
toys to an entire family, to a senior or to a
foster child to brighten their holiday season.
Additionally, donors may give a party for
children or organize a food drive, volunteer
for various projects, sort gifts and food, or
deliver gifts and food.
Call the Nassau County Volunteer Center
at 261-2771, e-mail, or
stop by 1001 Atlantic Ave., Suite B.

Shop with Cops
The Shop with Cops program, which
provides a Christmas shopping spree to a

local department store for underprivileged
children ages 1-11, needs donations to
assist approximately 400 children this year.
Children are selected by their school guid-
ance counselors and police volunteer to
assist each child on the shopping spree. All
proceeds go directly to the children. This
year's event is scheduled for Dec. 11 and
the program needs to raise about $400,000.
Make checks payable to "Shop with
Cops" and mail to City of Fernandina Beach
Police Dept., Attn. Capt. Jim Coe, 1525 Lime
St., Femandina Beach FL 32035-0668.
For more information e-mail volunteer
program chairman Don Monahan at shop- or call 277-2091

Christmas dinner
The 18th Annual Yulee Seniors
Cnristmas dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Dec.
6 at the Nazarene Church, US 17 North in
Yulee. Tickets are now available at
Southeastern Bank in Yulee. For information
call 225-5451.

The community is invited
to "A Christmas Carol in
Bethlehem" Dec. 12 and
14 at 7 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church.
Innkeeper "Scrooge" has
no room in his heart for
humanity as the story
begins, and no room for
Mary and Joseph either.
The blend of familiar car-
ols interwoven with classi-
.9; cal masterpieces includes
a 15-member cast and 55
singers from five area
S- churches, accompanied by
a chamber orchestra.
Admission is free. Child
care is available with
reservations. Call 261-

6 from noon to 8 p.m. in the
Howard Gilman Waterfront
Park. This year's event will
include carnival-style games,
live musical entertainment,
cookies, drinks, hot dogs and
hamburgers. Santa will give
out free Christmas stockings
to the first 1,500 children.
The day will end with hot
cocoa and an outdoor show-
ing of the "Polar Express."
Bring a blanket. All activities
and food are free and open to
everyone. An unwrapped toy
donation is appreciated and
benefits the Badge of
Benevolence. For more infor-
mation visit www.stmaryswel-
Star Journey' concert
The public is invited to
"attend the premiere of "Star
Journey" on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
at Memorial United Methodist
Church, 601 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach.
The choir is made up of
singers from Jacksonville and
Fernandina Beach and will
feature Emma Bledsoe as
soloist. The instrumental
group consists of Lynn Hicks,
piano, Letty Rubin, flute, and
Don Wiest, clarinet. Narrator
is Nancie Waldron. Director is
Jane Lindberg.
"Star Journey" is a new
Christmas cantata about stars
throughout the Bible, begin-
ning with Genesis and contin-
uing to the Star of Bethlehem.
Patricia Bloebaum,
Jacksonville, conceived the
work and wrote the book and
the lyrics. Jane Lindberg,
Fernandina Beach, composed
the music.and arranged the
score for SATB choir, Soprano
Solo, Piano, Flute, Clarinet
and Percussion. The concert
is free. For more information,
call 225-0575.
Emma Love concert
The Emma Love Hardee '
Elementary School fifth grade

band will perform a concert of
Christmas music at 7 p.m.
Dec. 8 at the Fernandina
Beach Middle School auditori-
um. The event is free and
open to the public.
A Classic Christmas
Friends of the Library holi-
day tea celebrates 20th cen-
tury Christmas literature with
an introduction by Mariltn
Wesley (former professor of
literature) and readers Ron
Kurtz, Judy Tipton and
Bradley Bean on Dec. 9 at
3:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Pointe
Lodge. Tickets include one
copy of the hardcover editionii
of Christmas Stories: $25 for
FOL members and $30 for
non-members. Proceeds ben-
efit the Femandina Beach
branch library.
Holiday Pops' evening
ARIAS (Amelia Residents
In Action for the Symphony)
has arranged an entire
evening for you, with dinner at
the Ocean Club on the Amelia
Island Plantation, followed by
concert tickets and round-trip
bus transportation to and from
Jacoby Hall for the Jackson-
ville Symphony Orchestra's
"Holiday Pops" performance
on Dec. 12.
Contact Ted Preston at
277-6618 for tickets and infor-
Ride the Polar Express
Listen to favorite holiday
stories, create your own tree
ornament, sip hot cocoa and
enjoy tasty cookies at the
Fernandina Beach branch
library; then ride Femandina's
trolley to the train depot, City
Hall and other stops in historic
downtown on Dec. 13 from 1-
5 p.m.
This is the first of three
family literacy programs spon-
sored by the Nassau County
Libraries and the Friends of
the Library and funded with a

grant from the State Library of
Florida. Get free trolley tickets
in advance at the library. For
details, call 277-7365.
'Christmasin Toyland'
"Christmas in Toyland," the
annual lighted holiday parade
in downtown Femandina
Beach, sponsored by
Americas Youth, Inc., will be
held Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.
Grand marshals are Mary
Mercer and Herman Springs.
There will be special appear-
ances by Santa and Mrs.
The parade route begins at
South' 1l 1h and 'Ash 'stree6s,"'
travels west on Ash to South
Second Street, north to
Centre Street, east on Centre
to South 11th Street, ending
at Central Park.
For information call
Vernetta Spaulding at 261-
0801 or Louryne Spaulding at
Boat parade
The first Femandina
Harbor Holiday Lighted Boat
Parade will be held Dec. 13 at
8 p.m. at the city marina at the
foot of Centre and Ash streets
in downtown Femandina
Beach, following the Lighted
Christmas Parade.
Spectators are invited to
bring their chairs and view the.
lighted parade from along the
All boats must be decorat-
ed with lights in a
Christmas/holiday theme.
Applications are available
online at www.downtownfer- Entry is free
prior to Dec. 1, but a $25 reg-
istration fee will apply after
Dec. 1. The field is limited to
40 boats.
The Femandina Harbor
Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
is hosted by the Historic
Fernandina Business
Association. For information,
contact Sandy Price at (904)


HOMES Continuedfrom 1B
Jim and Jane Shroads began renovat-
ing their home on Seventh Street in
1983. It is one of four identical homes
built on the site of the former Egmont
Hotel using materials salvaged from the.
hotel and various other local structures.
Among other unique details, the
Shroads' house features double doors
and a fireplace mantle from the Egmont;
a chandelier from the Keystone Hotel
'that once stood down the street; and
bricks from demolition and road projects
that were set in the driveway by hand.
Anne Key's home on South Sixth
Street was built in 1879. For the past few
years, she's been learning about its previ-
ous owners. One was newspaperman,
Pony Maples, who developed pictures in
a darkroom beneath the stairs.
The story of the Phelan-Verot House
on Fourth Street is especially poignant. It
was purchased in 1875 by the Bishop of
St. Augustine for several Sisters of St.
Joseph, who were brought from France
to "educate the masses." Instead of teach-
ing, however, the sisters soon found
themselves amidst a devastating yellow
fever epidemic and their home became a
haven for the sick. The short-lived ven-
ture ended in 1877 when two of the sis-
ters, hailed as "Angels of Mercy," per-
ished from the fever.

"This is a house that all were welcome
in," says Pam Brown, the current owner
of the house, who prefers to calls herself
its "caretaker." "It really belongs to the
community," she says.
Visitors to these and the three other
homes will see how their owners have
made them comfy and livable in today's
world, while preserving their historical
"Thanks to homeowners like these,
Fernandina Beach's historic district is
one of the area's jewels. The owners not
only maintain and restore these lovely

properties, they are so gracious to deco-
rate them for the holidays and open them
to visitors for this occasion. The museum
can't thank them enough," says
Christmas on Centre co-chair, Jan Davis.
But the celebration isn't just about the
homes. The Fellowship Hall of St. Peter's
Church will glitter like a winter wonder-
land with dozens of designer decorated
trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses, a
huge display of classic model trains, chil-
dren's games, even Mr. and Mrs. Santa
Claus. Outside, strolling carolers in
Victorian costumes will spread good will.

TV show features Salt

An award-winning local
eatery, known for serving
more than 30 varieties of salt
from around the world, has
attracted national attention
with its unique culinary con-
Salt, the signature restau-
rant at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island, will be featured
in an upcoming installment
of the History Channel's
"Modern Marvels." The orig-
inal episode, an examination of
the history of salt and its vari-
ety of present-day uses, is
scheduled to air on Monday
at 8 p.m.
"This is an incredible
opportunity to showcase the
restaurant as a leader in the
growing salt trend," said
Richard Gras, Salt chef de cui-
sine. "We're exploring cutting-
edge methods in food prepa-
ration and presentation, and
we're just beginning to scratch
the surface on the ways in
which these salts can be used
to enhance the dining experi-

The Salt concept was
launched in 2006 as a modern
update of The Grill, the
resort's long-running fine din-
ing venue. According to
Thomas Tolxdorf, executive
chef for the resort, Salt has
multiple meanings, referring
to the restaurant's barrier
island location between the
Atlantic Ocean and the
Intracoastal salt marshes, as
well as to a particular culinary
"Salt is the fundamental
seasoning. It changes every-
thing it touches, enhancing fla-
vor and enlivening the sense of
taste," Tolxdorf said. "Today's
guests are more interested in
food and wine than ever
before, so we want dining at
Salt to work the same way sea-
soning does, by revealing new
things in everyday sub-
Salt is open Tuesday
through Sunday, from 6-9:30
For reservations, call 277-

206-0756 or by e-mail
slprice @
Yulee Holiday Festival
Preparations are under
way for the fourth annual
Yulee Holiday Festival at the
Yulee Sports Complex on
Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The festival will offer food and
arts and craft vendors, games
and live music and entertain-
ment for all ages by local
celebrities, churches and
schools. If you think your
quality product or service is of
interest to the community, call
Connie Daughtry at 225-2516
for more information.
'Christmas Star
Yulee Baptist Church pres-
ents "A Christmas Star" Dec.
14 at 7 p.m., a musical come-
dy with a great message.
Music will be performed by
the Yulee Baptist Church
Children's Choir. All are wel-
come. Call 225-5128.
Live nativity
Experience an inter-
denominatiqnal pageant and
live nativity on the grounds of
the Orange Hall House
Museum in St. Marys, Ga., on
Dec. 16 beginning at dusk.
Children can feed and pet the
livestock while they enjoy the
greatest story ever told. Visit
Jewelry sale
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
hold a Phantasia Jewelry Sale
Dec. 18 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in dining rooms 1 and 2.
Rings, necklaces, bracelets,
gifts, tote bags, watches, etc.,
are all $5. The public is wel-
come. Checks, credit cards,
cash and payroll deductions
are accepted.
Polar Express'
Prosperity Bank and the
Femandina Beach Parks and
Recreation Department will
present the next movie in the
park, a free showing of 'The
Polar Express," on Dec. 19 at
7 p.m. in Central Park.
Concessions will be available
for purchase. Bring your own
chairs and blankets.Call 321-
2811 or 277-7350.
Hanukkah party
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island will host a
Hanukkah Party on Dec. 21 at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
On that evening members will
light the first Hanukkah can-
dle. For details contact Alice
Goldman at 548-1100 or e-

'First Coast Nutcracker
Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra presents "First'
Coast Nutcracker" on Dec. 5
at 8 p.m.; Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. and
8 p.m.; and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at
the Moran Theater at the
Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts.
The First Coast Nutcracker
showcases internationally
renowned principal dancers,
the area's finest young dance
corps and Tchaikovsky's best-
loved melodies. Call the box
office at (877) 662-6731, or
The Guild of the
Jacksonville Symphony will
have a holiday boutique in the
lobby at each performance.
The Ponte Vedra Woman's
Club will hold its annual Holly
Ball on Dec. 5 at TPC
Sawgrass Clubhouse, with
cocktails at 7 p.m., dinner at 8
p.m., music by The Faze and
a silent and live auction.
Proceeds will benefit local
charities. Tickets are $125.
For information call Nancy
Spadaro at (904) 543-7177.

Prviewparty Dec 4
Tickets for Christmas on Centre, Dec. 5 and 6 from
10 a.m.-5 p.m., are $20 for the tours and displays at St. A
Peter's Episcopal Church or $5 for St. Peter's only.
Purchase tickets at the museum, 233 S. Third St.,
Femandina Beach (261-7378) or at www.amellamuse-
A preview party, "Silver and Gold and Elegance,: will
kick off the festival from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 4 at St. Peter's.
Mingle in a winter wonderland of Christmas trees,
wreaths and gingerbread houses created and donated .
by some of Amelia Island's most talented artists and
designers. They will be available by bid to benefit the Artist Patricia Ezzell
museum. Tickets are $70. There will be wine, gourmet
hors d'oeuvres, carved delicacies, an assortment of holi-
day treats and a pianist playing Christmas favorites. RSVP at 261-7378.


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met. Three (3) years of experience of
working with MR/DD adultswith two
years of supervisory experience.
Residential Managers works with
MR/DD adults. Must have HR Diploma
and some supervisor experience.
Excellent written, oral and some
computer skills. Good driving record
and be able to pass a background
LPN's Part-time day and evening
shifts for ICF/MR facility. Must have
Florida Nursing License.
Fax resume to (904)261-5517.

204 Work Wanted
erience. Low prices, work guaranteed.
Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)491-9992.

Dee, Natalie, Kim or Mary


Successful drug screen required.
EOE/M/FN/H 461iSTFi11.28

204 Work Wanted
CLEANING Call (904)583-6331.
Cool weather is here. Is your fireplace
& chimney clean & safe? Lighthouse
Chimney Sweeps (904)261-8163.
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
SEMI-RETIRED looking for install/
maint/repairwork, home cleanouts, re-
sid/comm. prop, gardens, drive/walk-
ways install/maint. PT/FT. 261-5261

206 Child Care
Good with children a must. Nights/
weekends. Call (904)277-2749.

207 Business
AFTER 10 YEARS profitable Card,
Gift & Party Shop for sale. Turn key,
great location. Annual sales over 200K,
asking 175K. Call 557-5007, Iv msg.
Is now hiring stylists. Booth rental or
commission positions avail. Please call
(904)321-2547 ask for Vicki or Jennifer

305 Tutoring
(904)583-3326 (LEAVE MESSAGE)

401 Mortgages
Bought & Sold

erest. 3.5 years remaining on ball-
oon. Pays approx. $1,570/mo. Loan
balance $345K. Call (904)234-8986.

S 503 Pets/Supplies
FREE KITTENS Litter trained. Will
be 6 wks old on 11/21. 2 black w/blue
eyes, 2 tabby. Small, cute & cuddly.
week old kitten. (904)491-3240
FREE KITTENS to a good home.
White/blue eyes. 12 wks old box
trained. 261-7936

601 Garage Sales
9th St --combines with great
warehouse sale @ Swamp Art, Too --
Art & Antiques -- @ their new location
505 S. 9th St. Friday & Saturday,
11/28 & 11/29. Unique furniture,
collectibles, rugs, Vintage records,
bistro table. 9:00 am rain or shine.
TENT SALE Sat. & Sun., 9am-2pm.
2797 W. 4th St. Clothing, electronics, &
household items.
MULTI-FAMILY 1969 Clinch Dr.
7:30am-1:30pm, Sat. 11/29. Rain or
shine. Handyman supplies, boating/
fishing items. Miscellaneous tools and
other items.
HUGE YARD SALE Clothes, jeans,
shirts, etc. Glass items, plants, knick-
knacks, cookware, hard & paperback
books, tools, toys, weedeater, stereo
equip., computer. Fri-Sun, 7am-5pm.
85365 Blackmon Rd., Yulee.

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Wood Decks Cleaned & Resealed

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Fully Vested, Concurrency In Place
MLS#46165 $650,000

250 Ft. Frontage Close To Beach
High Traffic Area
Great For Hotel Or Restaurant
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3,352 Sq. Ft.. Screened Pool
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Julio McCracken Celital Vac, Ample Stoiatle
904-261-0347 MLS#47443 $545,000

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311 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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tth. Many items never used. Fitz-Floyd
Noli s A ik cookie j]a; example. Do your
(hilltniias Shopping. Low, low prices.
Follow red I white signs.
Holidays Open House 11/28, 29 & 30,
2--pmn. Drawing for $50 gift certificate.
5)10 First Coast Hwy., 321-1314.
YARD SALE Meadowfield subd, in
Yulee,. st house. Sat. 11/29, gam-
1pm. ______
HUGE SALE All new boutique kid's
clothing, sports gear for all ages, adult
clothing (Lucky' Brand, Juicy Couture,
Quicks lver, Roxy, Hurley, + + +).
Webkinz, Ty Girls. GIFTS FOR THE
HOLIDAYS. All items 50% off and
more. Atlantic Rec Center, Nov. 28,
Sam-8pm and 29, 8am-5pm. A sale
not to miss! 556-7093

602 Articles for Sale
FOR SALE Skin Care & Salon
Iiuiptlnlllt 7-N-1 Machine, micro-
ierlndhiinlton machine, chairs. Call
Mi l anfnici (904)26t -76a8,
li o't;s, dccoiilion., giflts. Purple Dove
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aol., IOilrn i t)iin. (90.1)261-5227

607 Antiques
& Collectibles
in AIA Antiques in Yulee has 50% off
everything over $15. Sale ends 11/30.

609 Appliances
NEW 3-PC SET Almond GE glasstop
love, 4-bui ner/simmer. Overhead
ventl I niaitclh. GE Nentilus dishwasher.
,60/0lOBO. ('041)583-1 425

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Nassau County

Association of Realtors

Wishes You A

Happy and

Safe Thanksgiving

FSBO-Reduced. 3/2 in beautiful Ocean
Ridge. New roof/kitchen/siding. Across
from comm. pool, 2 scrn'd tiled
porches, hot tub. $359,900. (904)556-

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610 Air Conditioners
/Heating I
HEAT/COOL Window units & Ice
ini( hines, tiLsIe all sizes w/warranty.
I pnisI to to lentiial & window AC's,
I'fi l ierators i& feezers. Kish's (904)
225''9/ 7.

611 Home Furnishings
FOR SALE Sleeper sofa w/Beautyrest
mattress, vcry comfortable, excellent
condition. Also, hi-back office chair, like
new. (904)277 1662

04 Recreation Vehicles
Slide out bunk beds. Good condition.
$8,250. (904)225-8846

802 Mobile Homes
2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME within city
limits of Hilliard. 5 city lots, fenced in.
,45,000/OBO. (904)583-2009
13126 E. PATE RD. off Yellow Bluff.
3/2 '95, fenced, DW, '07 air cond., new
roof, shed w/electric. Bring reasonable
offer. MLS#47261. $95,000. Nick
Deonas Realty, (904)277-0006.
804 Amelia Island Homes
3BR/1BA Charming older house,
vinyl sided, hardwood floors, new
appliances, laundry room, fenced yard,
boat/RV parking, shed, porches, patio.
$195,000 Will lease to own. Call
owner (904)583-5205.
Belvedere Ave., 3BR/2BA, 1,500 sq. ft.
Close to schools and the beach,
Auction on 12/1, Info: 753-3916.
805 Beaches



805 Beaches
RESERVE off Old Bluff pnto 95053
HOMES. Each 4/2/2 in your charming,
exclusive, walled cul-de-sac neighbor-
hood/river view on approach/lush grass
/perfect mix of shade and sun/across
your family and one for "?" next
door/each $359,000 after $10,000
cash rebate. Details from owner @ 1-
Visit for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

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

807 Condominiums
BY OWNER Completely renovated 2
stoiy club villa on Amelia Island
Plantation. 2 masterbedrooms each w/
full bath, & 1/2 bath down. $409,900.
By appointment, (904)491-5906.
First floor, 2BR/2A, 1-car garage.
$269,000. (912)429-1093
2BR/1.5BA CONDO 1.5 blocks from
beach. Completely renovated!
Amenities included. $890/mo. Call

808 Off Island/Yule
FSBO 96016 Hidden Marsh Ln. (off
Barnwell Rd). Immaculate 2350 sq. ft.
brick home in Fiddlers Walk. 3BR/
2.5BA w/bonus room upstairs. Carpet,
laminate & tile floors, plantation
shutters, gas fp. new 600 sf screened
lanai overlooking large backyard. Wood
shed w. workbench. 2-car garage.
Broker protected. $359,900. Call (904)
557-5901 for appt.
de-sac lot on 1.75 ac, w/kitchen appl's,
screened end pool w/heater. Big FL rm
w/new pool table. (904)583-4425

809 Lots
LARGE LOT near Kingsley Plantation
& Big Talbot area. Borders state park.
Reduced for quick sale. $149,000.
1 ACRE on Christopher Creek, Holly
Point. Very private, beautiful views.
Electric, well, septic. Ready to build.
Nice neighborhood. (912)496-4771
Belvedere Ave., 3BR/2BA, 1,500 sq. ft.
Close to schools and the beach,
Auction on 12/1, Info: 753-3916.

811 Commercial/Retail
FOR SALE Good add-on to present
retail business. Low maintenance.
Good extra income. Call for
information, 321-1395.

813 Investment Property
Belvedere Ave., 3BR/2BA, 1,500 sq. ft.
Close to schools and the beach,
Auction on 12/1, Info: 753-3916.

815 Kingsland/
St. Mary's
FSBO Beautiful 4BR/3BA on golf
course. Over 2500sf, incredible views,
sunroom, formal dining, oversized dou-
ble garage, park-like landscaping w/
deep well. Large master w/dual walk-in
closets and vanities, jetted tub, tray
ceilings. Selling for payoff! $279,900. or




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817 Other Areas

SO. CAROLINA low country hunting/
recreation tracts for sale. Close to 1-95
In Bamberg Co. Peaceful/secluded &
loaded w/deer, turkey, hogs & timber
value too. -12ac 85ac 120ac 235ac
500ac 730ac all on the Little
Salkahatchie River. Roads, game plots,
stands, new, ready to hunt. Priced
below market. Call now (803)826-6033
(Brokers protected). ANF

851 Roommate Wanted
ED to share a clean 3BR/2BA house
close to beach. $525/mo. includes
utilities and DSL. (904)557-4785
4BR/2BA with single parent of one on 3
acres. Call (904)583-0384, leave
HOUSEMATES Fernandina, off
island. New home. Professional, clean,
responsible. $350/mo. Call (904)557-

852 Mobile Homes

DW TRAILER 3BR/2BA on 1.5 acres.
Has outside sheds, lots of trees. Great
if you like outdoors. Located on Lonnie
Crews Rd. Nice clean place. $800/mo.
+ dep. (904)866-7880
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE located on
Mobley Heights on 2.5 acres. $800/mo.
+ $700 deposit. (904)753-2155
or monthly. In a campground. (904)
BLACKROCK AREA 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
RENT OR BUY Owner finance.
2BR/2BA SWMH on 1 acre In Blackrock
area. Small down, $695/mo. Terms
negotiable. (904)261-5034

854 Rooms

preferably on Social Security, SSI, or
VA comp. Call Glenn at (904)548-9707.

855 Apartments
a Furnished

EFFICIENCY 611A S. 6th St. Just
bring your clothes! Nice size living/
bedroom combo w/Murphy bed. Full
kitchen, full bath. All utilities incl.
cable. No smoking. Service animals
only. 1 year lease, 1st and last month's
rent + sec. Contact (904)583-9080

EFFICIENCY Block from beach.
Single unit 1BR/1BA. $600/mo. +
deposit + utilities. No smoking.
living room, dining room, kitchen.
$675/mo. Call (904)261-0386.
apt. Tile, upgraded appl. Clean. Very
north end of Amelia Island. $850/mo.
All utilities included. (904)261-4025
At The Beach 1BR $195/wk. Incl
utilities. Remodeled SWMH's in park. 2
& 3BR's starting $175/wk or $695/mo
+ dep's. Utils & furn avail. 261-5034

C" Club
BestAddress inFernandina Beach

1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms

/ Pool
/ Fitness Center
J Business Center
/ Gated Community

Call for Specials

S (904)-277-2500

855 Apartments

Close to historical downtown
Fernandina. $650/mo. + $350 deposit.
(904) 261-0390 or 55b-1320
SMALL 1BR APT. in Nassauville.
Furnished. Twin bed, electricity, A/C,
DirecTV. $600/mo. + $400 deposit.
Cute, cozy, quiet & In good neighbor-
hood. Service animals only. References
required. Please call (904)206-3241, &
leave message.

856 Apartments

ON ISLAND 2/2 duplex @ 861
Nottingham & Irg 2/1 duplex @ 212 S.
14th w/W&D. Starting $175/wk or
$695/mo, util's avail. (904)261-5034
North End Of Island Ocean view, 2
blks from beach. Upstairs. 2BR/1BA.
Fully furnished. Available Nov-May.
$1200/mo. + $1000 deposit. Water &
sewer included. (904)753-2155.
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.
ONLY $1000/MTH + get $250 CASH
move-in bonus for lease by Dec Ist!
2br 2.5bath 1700sq/ft new condo in
Amelia Green 5 blocks from ocean has
everything: garage, large screened
porch, fireplace, granite counters, new
Whirlpool appliances, huge walk-in
closet in master, his/hers bathroom
sinks, deep garden tub w/separate
glass shower, large pantry, w/d hook-
up, laundry room and lots of space!!
Call Nathan for details and come see:
1BR/1BA Amelia Park granny flat.
Available 12/1. $700/imo. (904)335-
835 ELLEN ST. off Tarpon. 2BR/
1.5BA T/H. Close to beach. $850/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.. (904)277-
1BR/1BA on Island, 615 Donnie Ln.
Upstairs. CH&A, W/D hookup, large
deck. $700/mo. Includes electricity &
water. Call (904)415-2479.
$750/MO. 2BR/1BA, 402 S. 11th,
UnitA. Paul, (904)753-0256.
OCEAN VIEW 2BR No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.
OCEANVIEW- Upstairs duplex. 2BR/
1BA, A/C, hardwood floors, ceiling
fans. $950/mo. 57 S. Fletcher. (904)

857 Condos-Furnishe

2-car garaci,, Iouol, tlinni' All
appliances Inl uiiidill W/D. i. I09' /mo,
I- deposit. No ... I n, I Available inow.
Call (9041)759- i"

2BR/2BA .$10201/mo. I dep.
utilities. No smoking, Amilid i lkei
deluxe. (229)392-6558

from beach with beach access. Pool,
tennis & club houLse. LOeautifulIly
furnished $100,000, or ,95,000
unfurnished. Will rent at $850/mo. Call

858 Condos-Unfurnished

3BR/2BA. Brand new. $1,100/mo. Call
AMELIA RENTALS, (904)261-9129.

1 BIk To Beach-North Island -
Newly renovated 2BR/1.5BA, 833A
Tarpon. Balcony, ocean views, W/D. No
smoking. $1150/mo. + sec. deposit.
Avail. now. (904)206-0817

condo, Amelia Lakes. 2BR/2BA, W/D
hookups, fitness center, swimming
pool. $925/mo. Call (904) 261-2061.

unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.

3/2 = $950/mo. 2/2 = $850/mo. All
these units have all the upgrades you
need! Pool, jacuzzi, and it's a gated
community! Call today (904)401-6612.
3BR/2BA Palms at Amelia. Pool, spa,
gated. Central Island. $1000/mo.

860 Homes-Unfurnished

SUMMER BEACH Quiet, gated,
charming, 3 newly carpeted BR's/
3BA's, study/office, great room w/
built-ins & FP, Ig screened porch, 2-car
garage, alarm, fresh paint thru-out,
high ceilings w/fans, corner lot.
Included in rent are Association fee/
lawn maint/garbage pickup. Reference
required. For directions or questions
call (904)491-8020.

FOR RENT 3BR/2.SBA brick house on
1/2 acre in Yulee, 2660+ sq. ft., CH&A.
Great neighborhood. $1300/mo. (904)

2BR/1BA downstairs. W/D, water, H *
sewer, garbage included. $875/mo. ASSE
(904) 277-2253 LASSERRE

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S2BR/2BA Ocean Dunes Condo.
*2BR/I.5BA on Kentucky Ave $850/mo +
S2BR/2.5BA w/ garage at Marsh Lakes
$1,150/mo + until. unfurn.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/1 upstairs Apt
$1,000/mo.+ util.
*First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA Unfurn w/ garage.
Short distance to beach. $875.
* 3BR/2.5BA at Amelia Woods, short dis-
tance to beach, pool, tennis.Will do lease
purchase $1,250/mo. + until.
* 3BR/1.5BA at 428 S. 14th Street $975/mo.
+ util, $1,500 sec. dep.
*2BR/IBA oceanfront Gar. Apt. 2822 S.
Fletcher $1, 150/mo. + until
* 2BR/2BA at the Cottages at Stoney Creek.
Just off island, very nice upgrades
$1,000/mb + util
* Hildreth Lane 3BR/2BA w/pool, Azalea
Pt. $1650/mo + until. Lawn & pool mainte-
nance incl.
*2621 First Ave Duplex 2/1, $650/mo. +
deposit, plus elec. 1/2 mo. Free 2nd mo.
*213 N. 18th St,- 3BR/2BA. $1,100/mo.
* 1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice. $1,200/mo.
incl. yard,maint.
S. Fletcher Ave. 2BR/IBA $750/mo. plus
2BR/IBA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher. Call
for more information

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Property to be sold to the HIGHEST OFFER

Fourplex 2,905 sq. ft.
Downtown Fernandina Beach

Surfside Properties, Inc.

SOffice/Retail -212 S. 8th St. Flexible
space, close to Centre St.
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good
exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space $1350/mo + tax
+Approx 1.800 s.f. Retail Bldg 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tat or may purchase.
2400 SF Great for Retail. Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport. Roll
up doors and easy access. Ra'e zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
*DEER WALK 1.250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1.750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM. tax, water,
sewer, garbage.
*(2)Arneliia Park' Office Suites 900
s.f'+/- FroritiAg 14th Street $
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. 576 s.f. +/- beside the Travel
Agency, $I,158/mo includes all other
fees/costs except utilities. One mo.
FREE rent w/signed lease.
*Approx 1,650 s.f. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St..
just off of Centre St. Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo.+ util & tax
* Corner of Centre and 4th St. High vis-
ible location next to O'Kane's and
across from the Post Office. Five pri-
vate parking spaces. Call for details.
*Five Point Village 2250 S 8th St. Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF. ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space. $12 per sf
+ tax.


Commercial Potential Warehouse 375K sale 1,800 lease

Best offer over $189,500 Salon. Turnkey. 60K 0.8B0.

"-1925 S. 14"' St., Suite 4

Amelia Island, FL

S Sales (904)277-9700

Dorothy Trent Property Management ,,trmul llrd,
Realtor* (904)277-0907 Rcaltor'

COUNTRY LIVING ajliTu ON ISLAND a Irr.: 4BR I.5BA b.:,::i .. .,,. ..,,- OCEtNFRONTS
12 acres w/ 3/2 dou- fenced yard. $140,000 island, North 14th, needs TLC. renoVftrlly iti t Irtll n' I
Wotdretrlul viewr, 1io111 .rirtrtt evei y
blewide 2x6 frame MLS# 47004 55,000 upgrade allowance. room ill ithe itre house Mt set!
blewide 2x6 fra MLS# 47004e. t; rom
$269,000 L 46480 $189,000 MLS# 47266 1,900,000 MLsn s5751
$269,000 MLS# 46480


205 S. 9th Street 3/1, Neat small home $725/mo.
210 S. 10th Street, 2/1, $600
806 S. 9th Street 3/1, Older home, near downtown
806 Adams Road 3/2 with large yard. $975/mo.
535-B Ocean Ave 2/1, $830/mo. includes water.

* 463313 SR 200 2/1 Block home w/fenced yard.
$650 /mo.
* 85399 Brooke St. Well-maintained, nice 3/2 on an
acre $850/mo.

* 75161 Edwards Rd 2/1 with 1/1 on the water. Bou.i
slip, 3 car garage, large deck, clock gated. $1,600/mo.
* 1939 S. 8TH Street 4 Office unit available, NOW
$400/mo each +tax. Located directly across from
Burger King.
* Commercial Land Lease Approx 30,000@1.25 Sq. Ft.
Road frontage over 300 Ft. Central location.
* Office space at 1925 S. 14th St. Suite 4. 3 Individual
Offices + 10x15 open area. $900 a month includes


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B icr iliiin new 2005 3BR/213A Nicely upgraded 4BR/2BA Impeccable Amelia Island home Lots of living space in this 5/2
is lau\siiood blinds &,ill appli home has upgraded cabinets. all With Inground pool in coveted Amelia Island home! Centrally
aIiLs (Great lot wih newi sod & appliances, upgraded flooring. Ocean View Estates neighbor located, fenced yard. allappli-
sprinkler sysnm You tan't build ceiling lans. blinds. screened hood. Courtyardgarage. .39 acre ances, Home Warranty. Less
Sr tis Iric~ i p heated & cooled garag lot& walk to the beach. than $105 per square foot.
#47867 $139.990 478g$189.000 #47875 S449500 #47879 $225,000
#17822 $189,000

Bcaullul 2BR/2BA townhome
stylc condo in Arlington area
w, scrcned balcony & garage.
Community amenities include
huge pool & kid's play area
#47821 $119.900

Big coiner lot iand one ol t i
hglicsi clc\tllrons oni Aincl.i
Island. BR 2BA winh wood
ll,or gs inplacle. MAKE AN
O(I-IR on ihiu short sle!
#47040 $149.900

G cat price on this lo)W counll\
s lye i.irshvlcw home in rutee-
lipgradei s include 12' ceiling.
hardwood and tile lIoors.
screened porch
#47320 5270.000

5-yr old 3/2 Amelia Island Outstanding Morrisonbuilt Watch the waves roll onto the
home w/hardiboard exterior. 4/3 has hardwood floors.42" beach from this spotless
Icnccd yard!slate floors.custom wood cabinets. 3-car garage Up/Down duplex. New roof
wood cabinets. granite tops. No and oversized fenced yard. updated plumbing, electric.
HomeownerAssnees! #47799 $370000 windows & A/C.
#47834 $219.000 #47913 $375.000

Amelia Island

Barrngton $119,900
Calhoun St. S110,000
First Ave $189,000/S325,000
Lisa Avenue $239,000
Blackbeards Place $325,000


Bennett Avenue $350,000
Blackrock Rd 1.8 acres $99,000
Brady Point Rd $480,000
Burmeister Rd. $59,000
Cayman Circle S90,000
Cayman Circle $134,900
'Crosby Avenue $55,000
High Pointe $150,000
Lina Road $450,000
Mango Lane $369 900
anper Rd $9r.$1 M -8" '
Napeague Dr $179.000/$185.000

Gaines Ln. $110,000
Offshore Drive $184,900
Pinedale Road $110,000
White Street $149,000
10th Street $48,000

N Hampton Club $124,900
N Hampton Club $259,900
Opal Avenue $195,000
Pirates Pt. Rd. $197,950
Plum Loop $49.900/$66.000
Redbud Lane $199,000
Southern Heritage 209,000
SR 200 (A1A) $375,000
US Highway 17 $350,000
Water Oak Rd. $229.900
Water Oak Rd. $579.000

Christopher Creek Lots from $400,00 $550,000


Great Amelia Island starter home
or investment. Currently rented.
this 3/2 is on a heavily wooded
corner lot on a cul-de-sac. New
septic tank. Reduced $18.000.
#47110 $186500

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NAt33fU LtlASO
Kayakcrs will love this 2005 4/2
S a wiu ci a.ltoa the caial.rQ
Bahama Lake. Home has
screened porch. tle floors, open
floor plan. Reduced $30.000.
#47495 $199.000

Visit us at

(904) 277-6597 Business
(800) 699-6597 Toll Free
(904) 277-4081 Fax

1880 S. 14th St., Suite 103 Amelia Island, FL 32034

I enal Rntas enal Rntls.

* 2513 Pirates Bay Drive 1-i is located close to schools, beach,
nod shopping. eced iijI i 1/2 off first months rent.
* 16 N. 18th Street 4BR/21t i\\o car ganlge, large deck with fenced in yad.
Includes lawin service $1295
* 95121 Mackinis Circle -tR .3BA hlminaclate homr that includes a hpacious
Florida room, ocr, ot stldy & formal dining momn $1995
* 2424 Penbrook (Lakewoodk lu l itt~me located in popular 1takcwood
on tIn lake The f.nimtintfi m Scrree porch and patio o\erlooks lake. $1100 & 1/2 off first month's rent
* 1930 Highland Drive iBR 211A customer built hoI e in great neighborhood.
inrily lorom nIth fireplace, open gourmet kitchen 'wt h wine cooler, grnnite
corner top, $1600
* 1613 Canterbury Lane iiH R 211A home hlas foilla li\itng ard dining romon
rhith addliltil f, l inily ,or. ll, clude ilawn I. '. S$1150
* 19 Marsh Hay Court 311R 21.\ -'IB-iiil'il home locciled ill cnl-d-sac,. solid sur-
m ntecr te,ps in kitchen -l d Ir ill I. ly ,i llail $14a00
1t01 Le,,on Street I/lR 1, A \I.ty nie clen, hoh,,r ol ithe island. Inucitdes
rn.ed-m hakc,.a wood trlirs, ,id st, hght iatst)
* 2123 Cicra Lane (Arbours) 31BR i 21 Rear litellrd in yirdi, IC A. C system
.nhi \\aletr softiir $1125
* 415 Georgia Aver 3T, 2BA li-ll h,lr ih rpIs c in fnil y recln. so,'ned ill
p i it h satrt and 'it,. ..r, garage, 1 R, 1 incll ilai l and pes t control.,

* 80,18 CartcsPinn tillt 311R 211\ grll'l hoal d ttlt in riced vin, ill wall
i rllltv k, Imd pillage Rea at t Iduclhhs ptst Colatol $1300
*0257 SprinDgnreado.w 2i.-i \ hoi e [ii O, il I la i lol. Tnid 0il oorls dtru
o11 ;IcIxtIep d Ibell n cdO, Indus blonlu illl ind I) carl g'ige, $1200
CQN!)_/5o-W'u ItQsMl,:\Altr*A tI:iN"S -
* SS:-1 Mary Street 2hR. I 51.\ s Onl t hi il,, s ,i ocean, one ail garage
* 1829 Perimeter Park (Aimelia Park) -21'i 22A 1 t':,ni,\ the i rnaty of A.nclita
IslllU illl ll. con.i. ...c.. .. f A a I Ini ,la i I thi, d-ow'11tail hoI lon 1lole
inrlchkles woa imici baltls $12i95
* 1582 Park Uni e Glannv tll illl 1 W ii kc, hltt i $( sn
* 1593 Park Ave. (Amelia 'Park) M :i It \ \\',alkinglii-,tliiane o lhe Y.M.C.A.
;1 nn .ic in,1 nr n ne d 'ai n l'y)png it 'n.1 $ SISlo)
* 21il Isl Avr. i nR 'l.5lA 2"i g`,,l e ii ceit1n imn-., h,rieed poi vi &.
ll Ia lk h 'aidlt $1e59

* 2840-A S. Fletcher downstairs 2BR; 1BA. nely renovated with new appli-
ances. Oceanfmrot. Great views. $1250
* 966 Chad Street 3BR/2BA very well kept towrnhoni. Airy foor plan, $11n01
Reduced to $995
* 2483-A First Ave. 2BR/2BA iowvnhonim central location. Only one block
from beach. $750
* 31135 Paradise Commons. -. i hoie Com nity amenitiess
available. $925
* 4750 Westwind Court (Colony) 2B.2BA large iwo car garage. Unit
includes fireplace, whirlpool tub, and jennaire grill in kitchen. Community pool
and tennis courts. $900
* 404A Mizell (Amelia Woods) 2BR2BA condo located one block front beach.
Rent includes water, garbage, sever and lawn service. $900
* 95050 Barclay Place 4-C (Harrison Cove) 2BR/2BA This home is located
in a beautiful gated community only walking distance to the beach, mrser bath
includes walk-in shower and garden tub. $1595
* 95046 Springtide Lane 3BR/4BA. Tins is a Lbeatifli town home locaIted in a
gated community off AIA of of thie lrntmoastal waterway Ie ent includes wter,
garbage, sewer and lawn service, $2475
* 2700 Mizell 504-A 3BR5/2B enjoy sutlnmer 'iays in tih community pool.
S ,r .... -,, .. ..... .i.i.. 94

the views of the ocean from tlhe living dining ioom area. $1075
* 95096 5-B Bairclv Place 3BR'21 A To i iho me located in gatd comtnninity
I-'qioy luIuy living, in this t op-stiirs unit witi rI-tl'a int fr.ilg. $1625
* 4730 St. Marc Court (Colony) 21IR t2A Gran. suth end location. Large 2
car garage. Fireplace in family monl. NitMinute. i"nn' beich shopping andi golf
coUrsie $925
* 96026 Stoney Creek 3BR/2BA lote is it'sh .and new, tLocated itn gald com-
Iunity. $1100 Reduced to $995 with frst months rent free.

* 2483B First Ave. 2BR,2BA located onl, y onle lock fnrom beachrild fur-
nih'lcd. $800
* 6353 Fernandinu Shores 2iBRi1 1.,2 iA Grail condo, Iolted on 'iarnon Ave,
fnrnishcd. $1050
* 2734 South Fletcher 5BR2BA kr 5l i wondeli i r lful get away for tlre win-
ter then con take a l$oo, at this \\-onderl homl, heoi,,, \ I,-e 1, h Inr)dotns
Ilpstairs land 3 it edr ons dowlta'nrl s. Wood I oots, i'Iodelrlil I.lthnlonls. talr'll
Iurnlish s 5 indos eryhthe U level deck hw$5 thanAke
yo)t light to the hIach. Ih"ni is ccn lelwly ti1shd LI and t orad t ln oueie.
Ine i225so

Sales ales Sles SaIlesSaIe

$189,900 MLS# 47177
Like New 3BR/2BA in Nassau Lakes
Brad Goble 261-6166

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$585,000 Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365 $172,000 1311 Broome- MLS# 47106
48R/3BA 2578sf In Seaside Subdlvlsion 1375 s.f. Open Floor Plan
Nip Galphln 277-6597 Brad Goble 261-6166

Lanceford Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 Brad Goble 261-6166
Barrington Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
South 8th Street Commercial Lot $210,000 #43209 Nip Galphin 277-6597
Beach Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502* Brad Goble 261-6166




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Countryside Apartments

Mon & Wed 8am 5pm, Fri 1pm 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103

Yulee Villas

Tues & Thurs 8am 5pm, Fri 8am 12pm

850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee
(904) 225-5810
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902 Trucks
"-" ; 1987 FORD 28 ft. bucket lift. All
hydraulics work. New engine, trans-
mission. $3500/OBO. (904)321-0820

.R F .; P: c 904 Motorcycles

2005 MOPED 50cc with less.han
900 miles. Blue/black, runs 40-45
miles per hour. $750/080. Phone to
- ee. Cell # 415-2409, Hm # 261-7285.

'oiMi,, Florida Coastal
"- o rC Rentals
Amelia Island/Yulee

1 Commercial I
SI Shared office space.

E 0DE' VW NEW BEETLE Fax, copier $350/mo.
1j I Residential I
GLS Model. Screaming Yellow with Black Leather Interior. I ResidentialI
SManual Transmission, AM/FM/Tape/CD; Power Locks, Windows, Hidden Vlage 3/2
0 Cruise & Tilt. Keyless Entry and Sunroof. Super Nice Bug... $1500/mo.
S1Stop By and See This Great Deal! Meadowfield Bluff- 3/2
l i VALUE PRICED s8,950 $1200/mo.
. 3095 S. Fletcher 2/1
M_-.i ^ ieed (^tdiw wM! |Q P$1050/mo
I (904) 261-6171 FloridaCoastalRentals .com

... (904) 610-6460
*l Prices Plu Tax, Title, ReSq1trato 9.00 Customer Sevce Fee,.



Mo,, riJs oll, Il ne' Covington model in very
a c,,lnditior witl many upgrades
ginl in a' Ia .r ea I Inrollng fireplace.
Silacd ivearl the end of Hither Hills Way
wilr arpelaring relenlio n pond at back of
Illli, i iOAi itclues inernoul, cable, pool,
S 1ri lv rlllli. Iaskeblall, kayak & soccer
I. iii ,,in I ,cked RV/hloat parkIng.
o, nor i IaI licenred Ilealor. MIS #47886 S 9

Richard Roux, Realtor
(904) 415-6096 Cell
(904) 261-3986 Office 3321 S. FIltcher Ave.
Fernandina Bea ch, I'l, 32034

904 556-1515 REAL ESTAT
Diana Gray@era co Fernandlna Beach Realty

I acre completely fenced with fruit tr6cs.
3 bdr with bonus "rctreat off master.
SActivity room. island kitchen. and wood
I burning fireplace. Home warranty
$150.000 MLS#47912

1640 Irene Court $349,500
1 minute walk to beach! Upstairs-2
bed 1 bath beautifully renovated!
Seller to finish downstairs 1 bed bath
& LR w/ right offer. Or use up to $35K
Sw Wells Forgo Remodel Express loan
to finish & add new roof line for curb
appeal! Discover the charm of the
I : island's North End. MLS #47872

[ Carey Dresser Prudential
Realtor"4) Prudential
(904) 415-6268 ealnt Wims




Amelia Island side-by-side untouched
OCEANFRONT lots $599,900 each. Lot
23 and Lot 24, two of the few remaining
oceanfront lots on Southern Amelia
Island. Unobstructed oceanview
forever. $1+m home to South .
MLS#46513 &46512
Paul Barnes, M
(904) 753-0256

tgM [ MLS;

96319 Oyster Bay Drive $383,500
Charm & curb appeal neslled under
:'t] I O""ancient oaks & Spanish moss.
"! .M .H I. Lakefront, 4 bed, 3 bafh. 2,24 square
feel, new wood floors. 4th bed w/
dMilIl bath is over detached garage for
office or bedroom! Gated commu-
nity w/ pool, tennis & option to join
yacht club! MLS #48019

Carey Dresser Prudential
(904) 415-6268 Chlpli Williams

- ". 906020 l Starlight Lane $155,000
1ii 3 bc ') 2 hWill )Ii vo'y
I I629 sq k liu e fool! I i rplic c
: ', .1 I *Id I .* -I. h m d e siq n l ( k1 (Io nll [I(I l
...c*-. I ~'.. d & b 1 ih, 1)I lio & 'n l
I ,'.. l,,.i .re Dot" 31si (o homl Ima,,,h l
S'I I Easy commulrlo i (),JAX oii
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Carey Dresser Prudc
S RealtorPrudential
(904) 415-6268 ehapll Williams


Excellent rental history, units A&B
rented for 1 year. 650' of ocean-
front decking. Enjoy ocean breezes
all year long. Best price per square
$524,900 MLS#43920
Paul Barnes,
(904) 753-0256


St1K I\ h2678 Racheal Ave $299,000
S;' Listed earlier but now listed ot this
.. ~ incredible new price! $61,000 reduc-
tion! Beautiful 3 bed. 2 bath, 1,505
f. square feet, built in 1999, wood floors,
!i: .. HUGE deck overlooking preserve real
* IB Clean, open floor plan, split bedroom
design, lots of natural lightly Hurryl
Don't miss out on this one! MLS #46905

Carey Dresser Prudential
Realtor Prudential
(904)415-6268 Chplin Williams

Tii'll i, hl LAt-rl s 4 d dn, n111, rIonal
IF4u nOu l outd oor livi ,g. C(over-d and
c l, crend porch ,n l0n,,mmr kt'chn
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I ." I Ioon h Iuh-O oMhA e, Autnhan
; h ne l lv and L lI 01
IAd g iif lf g l l,,' l illt d ,'
ma upgrade~ $ 4c, 9 garge
$549,900 #47923

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Communities In Schools of Nassau County
(904) 321-2000

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Grace Lipman
or- ).\,,i,>, C 904-261.-7865
800-')7-'049-) *)04-2 1-7865
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860 Homes-Unfurnished
Av' ()rilcl virw I13R/2BA, spacious
i, r.rr, 11ar.1,1ie. i 1130i)/ileo. Call (270)

86088 SANTA BARBARA ST. Lofton
Oaks. Super 2B1R, each w/own
Ithloolm. A/C, refrigerator, garage.
Grcat floor plan for house-share.
Private fenced yard. $950/mo. $25
monthly discount w/ad. Drive by, call
number on sign.
3BR/2BA in Ocean View Estates,
close to beach, 1700sf. 1 year lease.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356.
BEACHWAY Beautiful 4BR/2BA 1800
s.f. home in a wonderful neighborhood.
2-car garage, sec. syst., water
softener, & large bkyd. Must see!
$1190/mo. (904)206-2841
COTTAGE in historic Old Town.
2BR/1.5BA + office, porch, on San
Carlos Plaza, Amelia River view.
$995/mo. Dena (904)583-6099.
1387 FIR ST. Almost new 3BR/2BA
2-story townhome with garage. Pets
welcomed. Available now. $975/mo.
Call 548-8402.
washer/dryer, 2-car garage. $925/mo.
+ deposit. (904)491-3288
hospital. No smoking. Small pets
considered. $930/mo. (904)261-1059
condition. 2BR/2.5BA plus loft, garage,
hardwood floors, stainless apple's, W/D,
Ig porches. $1150/mo. (941)527-6774

860 Homes-Unfurnished
86170 EASTPORT DR. North
llaimptlo ,1HR/3BA, 3)00sf, on golf
("iouir,, 3 -(iI qgiage' water softener,
wasllel/ li y(!i. .. 195/mno. Nick Deonas
Reailty, 111nc. (904)2//-0006
oak floor:;, deck, privacy fence, yard
svc. $,1150/mo. More info and pics: (912)
ON ISLAND Plantation Oaks near
Halrs Teeter. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage,
large fenced yard. $1000/mo. (904)
3BR/1BA w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $975/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
- Conveniently located 3BR/2BA 2-car
garage. A/C. Refrigerator. Excellent
condition. Only $1,175/mo. $250
toward moving expenses and $25
monthly discount w/ad. Please drive
by, then call nurnber on rental sign.
2200SF HOME 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage
attached, 1 yr min. lease req. $1575/
mo. 2815-A Ocean Dr. (904)753-2230
AMELIA PARKE Unfurnished
cottage, 1200 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA. One
year lease. $1100/mo. + all utilities.
Call (609)921-6264.
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000.
Only $199/mo. 5% down 15 years @
8% apr, Buy 1BR $259/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
ISLAND HOME 3BR/1BA, sunroom,
front porch, big patio, carport, shed,
W/D, renovated, close to main beach.
Open now. $900/mo. (703)406-0647

861 Vacation Rentals
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor. for special ratI ,
863 Office
Downtown & 14th Street. 150sf to
1500sf. Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-
BRAND NEW 900SF commercial
office spaces for lease. Best location in
W. Nassau Co. SR 200, 1/2 mi. E. of
US1. $1275/mo. + tax for 1 yr. min.
lease. (904)610-2857. Alarm monitor-
ing fee is included.

1150 SQ. FT. BUILDING in Historic
Downtown Fernandina Beach. 117 So.
9th St. Handicap accessible. Restroom
(unisex). Kitchenette. Phone system
available. $1200/mo. + utilities. (904)
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.
SEVERAL OFFICES from $225 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities. 3 above
Palace Saloon and 1 next to Amelia
Insurance, Sadler Road. Call George

864 Commercial/Retail

High Traffic and Visibility
across from Wal-Mart
924 T.J. Courson
Fernandina Beach
Showroom, offices and warehouse
with large overhead doors.

SADLER ROAD Office/Warehouse
space. Over 3000 sq. ft. (1100 sq. ft.
central air/office space). 2 overhead
doors. Plenty of parking. Great
location. Available Sept. '08. Call Tony

DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location on A1A in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate

901 Automobiles
door convertible. Good shape. Runs
well. $1,400. Call (904)277-8239 or
MUST SELL Autos, PU's & Vans. Gdo
Tracker, Taurus, S/W. Cash/make
pymts/finance. All running. Starting
$500-$3500. Call for details 261-5034.
Black & white. 123,400 miles gets 40
MPG hwy. $3,900. Call (904)261-3719.
1998 FORD EXPLORER Leather.
Clean. Good condition. $2595. (904)



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