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IS THIS FLORIDA OR NEW YORK?
JIM PIERCE/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER GALEJAMEYSON/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
Readers captured icy moments on camera during the cold spell this week. Jim Pierce caught the fountain on Centre Street outside the Nassau County Courthouse at its icy
best, with Felix Jones in the background touting his wares. Gale Jameyson shot the Lopiano fountain on Langsford Creek in Oyster Bay. Temperatures near 20 were the coldest
in six years, but it should warm up through the weekend.
ACLU: No gay club?
or sports either
MICHAEL PARNELL Rosenwald wrote on beh
If Nassau County Schools allow
extracurricular sports and activities
such as cheerleading, they must allow
a Gay-Straight Alliance club at Yulee
High School, according to a lawyer
for the American Civil Liberties Union.
The schools continue to refuse per-
mission to such a club, however, and
have not responded to the attorney's
latest threats of litigation, according to
schools Superintendent John Ruis.
Federal law provides that schools
must treat extracurricular activities
"A few of the more obvious organ-
izations that fit this definition are
sports teams, cheerleaders and pos-
sibly the yearbook," wrote attorney
Robert E Rosenwald, Jr., in a Dec. 19
letter. Ruis said the schools have not
replied to that letter.
half of Yulee
High School students Hannah Page
and Jacob Brock, "who are interested
in forming a student organization to
focus on combating anti-gay harass-
ment and discrimination and on edu-
cating the school community about
After previous letters from the
ACLU, the schools suspended all "non-
curricular activities" pending a new
application and review process for all
school clubs and organizations. Ruis
said that process is proceeding, and
many of the clubs and organizations
have resumed activities under new
rules this semester.
But that action "raised additional
concerns," Rosenwald wrote.
"While you have suspended some
clubs, you have not, however, can-
celled others whose continuing pres-
GAY Continued on 3A
Does vision for city's
future include a
cruise ship terminal?
Commissioner Ron Sapp and
Mayor Bruce Malcolm butted heads at
Tuesday's city commission meeting
on the effects that a potential cruise
ship terminal might have on the future
of Fernandina Beach - but Sapp did
not get much support from commis-
sioners for a resolution to prevent such
a terminal from being built here.
The disagreement occurred toward
the end of the meeting, when Sapp
said he was concerned about "unoffi-
cial discussions" that a cruise termi-
nal might be located here if it is reject-
ed in Mayport.
Sapp made it abundantly clear that
a cruise ship terminal does not fit his
vision of the future Fernandina Beach.
Malcolm defended his support for
a possible cruise terminal in
Fernandina Beach. He also was defen-
sive about statements he made on the
possible closing of the Smurfit-Stone
Container Corp. mill, one of
Fernandina Beach's largest employ-
Malcolm has said he is in favor of
replacing the factory on the north end
of the island, if it is closed, with a ter-
minal for cruise ships if that cannot be
located in Mayport. But he said
CRUISE Continued on 3A
TOURING BY BICYCLE
PAT FOSTER-TURLEY/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
A group of Savannah, Ga., bicyclists disembark from the
Cumberland Sound Ferry in Fernandina Beach, right, before cycling
across Amelia Island to Little Talbot Island State Park and on to
downtown Jacksonville. They left on the ferry the morning of Jan. 15
from St. Marys, Ga., above. The Savannah-Northeast Florida
Workshop on Wheels tour focuses attention on the need for trails to
support bicycle tourism.
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City's noise ordinance 'unconstitutional'
A chocolate Labrador retriev-
er plays fetch on a cold
January day in a bone-
shaped pool at the new city
dog park. Story, more pho-
FRIDAY, January 23, 2009 NEWS News-Leader
50 YEARS AGO
A tourist from Miami was
reunited with her purse and
$1,000 after she left it behind
at the Yulee Welcome
January 22, 1959
25 YEARS AGO
The Florida Division of
Beaches and Shores was
studying artificial seaweed
as the answer to beach ero-
sion on barrier islands.
January 25, 1984
10 YEARS AGO
Hundreds mourned the
passing of popular Hilliard
Mayor David H. "Buck"
Buchanan, who died in his
sleep at age 71.
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Walter J. Johnson Jr.
Walter J. Johnson Jr., 85, of
Fernandina Beach passed away
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at
Baptist Medical Center in
A native of Pasadena, Md.,
he had previously resided in
Yulee for a number of years
career he was
a graduate of
to Fernandina he began
working for Container
Corporation of America, where
he was a draftsman for nearly 20
Throughout his life Mr.
Johnson loved growing things.
His initial love of houseplants
eventually led him outdoors to
growing vegetables and flow-
ers. "Chef Walter," as he was
affectionately known, was also a
skilled cook preparing many
dishes for his family. He was a
longtime member of Memorial
United Methodist Church in
Fernandina, where he was an
active choir member and
Sunday School member for
He was preceded in death
by his first wife, Helen Stone
Johnson, in October 1977. He is
survived by his present wife,
Virginia Johnson, of Fernandina
Beach, two sons, Paul W.
Johnson of Talbott, Tenn., and
Charles L. Johnson of Cheshire,
Conn., by three daughters,
Diane L. Cripps of Fernandina
Beach, Rhoda J. Nash of
Linthicum, Md., and Patti
Johnson of Shallotte, N.C. He
is also survived by 12 grand-
children and six great-grand-
Funeral services will be held
on Saturday at 2 p.m. at
Memorial United Methodist
Church, with the Rev. Brett
Opalinski, pastor, officiating.
The family will receive friends
one hour prior to the service at
the church. He will be laid to
rest in Bosque-Bello Cemetery
in a private service at a later
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be made to Memorial
United Methodist Church
Fund, 601 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or
to the Methodist Children's
Home, c/o the church.
Please share his life story at
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors
James Michael Lester
James Michael Lester, 63, of
Yulee, formerly of Hewett,
W.Va., died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009
after an extended illness.
He was the owner and oper-
ator of Mike's Body Shop in
Hewett, W.Va., and West
Madison, W.Va. Mike retired
from Coast Chips, Inc. in
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Sherman Sr. and
Violet, and by his brother,
He is survived by his wife,
Linda, of Yulee; son and daugh-
ter-in-law, J.D. and Wendy
Lester of Fernandina Beach;
daughter and son-in-law, Sonya
and Harold Robinson of
Madison, W.Va.; grandchildren,
Cody and Ryleigh Robinson,
and Hannah and Jacob Lester;
brothers, Sherman Jr. of Lake,
W.Va., Gary of Barboursville,
W.Va., and Richard of
Martinsburg, W.Va.; his sisters,
Norma Hodges of Charleston,
W.Va., and Phyllis Maynard of
Mike was laid to rest at
Family Memorial Gardens in
Madison, W.Va. on Wednesday,
Jan. 14, 2009.
Handley Funeral Home
Lee Rubio, one of Thomas-
ville, Georgia's most celebrat-
ed artists and mother of five
children, passed away Saturday,
Jan. 17, 2009. She was 75.
She had been fighting can-
cer since March of this year but
left this Earth in her sleep due
to natural causes.
Lee Rubio was born in
Miami along with her twin
brother, Edward, to Ruth
Russell Posey. Ms. Posey was a
fashion illustrator for the Miami
Herald and Burdines, and also
produced political cartoons and
book illustrations. Lee Rubio
was a top athlete at Miami
Senior High School and also
was awarded high recognition
for art, voice and named Miss
Good Grooming of her class.
She and Edward also received
many awards for ballroom danc-
After graduating she went
to nursing school and found her
first position as a Registered
Nurse at Mt. Sinai Memorial
Hospital on Miami Beach.
There she met Dr. Victor Rubio
while delivering babies; he
would become her future hus-
band. Victor immigrated from
Cuba in the 1950's to escape the
Batista regime, returned to
Cuba in the late '50s with his
young family to briefly be part
of the Castro's government,
and he left for the final
time when Castro's relationship
to the Communists was
The family moved to
Georgia following this event so
Dr. Rubio could continue his
studies to become a psychia-
trist. After completing his formal
residency at Veterans Memorial
Hospital in Augusta, Ga., the
family, now a unit of seven,
moved to Thomasville in 1968.
Dr. Rubio became Chief of Staff
of Southwestern State Hospital
while Lee raised five children
and became one of
TLC Pregnancy Center will
be relocating to The Salvation
Army Hope House on the cor-
ner of Ninth and Date streets
in Fernandina Beach. It will
be closed from Feb. 2-8 and
will reopen on Feb. 9.
It will continue to offer all
services for free to those in
need and will continue to
remain under Care-Net
Affiliation and the TLC Board
U.S. Census jobs
The U.S. Census Bureau is
hiring workers to help with
the 2010 Census in Nassau
County. Tests for various posi-
tions will be held at Work-
Source at 96042 Lofton Square
(Winn-Dixie shopping center)
in Yulee today at 9:30 a.m. and
2 p.m. and on Jan. 28 at 9:30
a.m. only. For additional infor-
mation call 866-861-2010 or
Coalition for the Homeless
in Nassau County will be con-
r M /_ , ii
ducting an annual census and
survey to measure the num-
ber and needs of homeless
individuals in the county. The
data collected from the count
and surveys are analyzed and
then utilized to plan services
for homeless people and to
apply for state and federal
The "count" will be done
nationwide on Monday, Jan.
26. Volunteers in Nassau
County will be collecting data
and doing surveys at home-
less shelters and transitional
housing facilities as well as on
Volunteers will be sent as
part of a team to five zones in
Nassau County. A training ses-
sion is required before Jan.
26. Please call Dani Gammel
at 261-8081 or Sharon
Manning at 206-1842 for fur-
The Miner Road Fire
Department will hold a com-
munity yard sale on Feb. 7
and 8 from 7 a.m-3 p.m.
Booths are available. For
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information contact Helen at
A series of free Nassau
County Consumer Clinics,
presented by Jacksonville
Area Legal Aid (JALA), are
being held at the Nassau
County Judicial Annex.
Presentations will be held at
5:30 p.m. in the Juror Services
Room (first floor) on Feb. 9,
March 9 and April 6.
Ariel Patterson, JALA staff
attorney and Equal Justice
Works fellow, presents topics
including debt collection,
small claims, bankruptcy, fore-
closure, and ID theft. The
public is invited to suggest
topics and may do so by call-
ing Cynthia Johnson of JALA
at (904) 356-8371, ext. 307, or
Sue Powell of the Nassau
County Clerk of Courts office
The Nassau County
Library Advisory Board will
meet Feb. 17 from 3-5 p.m. at
the FCCJ/Nassau Center
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Thomasville's most cherished
She would then contribute
the next 40 years of her life to
production of work that
spanned from local public
schools that her children attend-
ed, to sets for the Follies, Music
and Drama Troop and other
local production and murals for
the city of Thomasville. In 1984
Lee opened The Rubio School
of Art, where she taught art
classes to scores of students,
young and old. Like her moth-
er, she illustrated several books
including seven cookbooks and
a children's book titled "Uga's
Game Day" University of
Georgia mascot with Gail Lane-
Altman. She also worked for 30
years at the state of Georgia
Merit System, Thomas County
Training Center, where she was
a lead instructor to mentally dis-
abled adults focusing on com-
munity work skills. She was an
avid gardener and loved her
time with her precious dogs,
Georgia and Amelia, and dear
She is survived by her broth-
er, Edward Miller; children,
Elva Rubio, her husband Scott
Timcoe and granddaughter,
Dominic, Victor Rubio, Desiree
Rubio Dinkel of Yulee, her hus-
band Ron Dinkel, Wendee
Clemons, her husband John
Clemons and grandson, Asa,
and Renee Rubio.
Donations in her honor can
be made to either: Lee Rubio
Memorial Fund at MNW Boys
and Girls Club of Thomas
County, P.O. Box 1577.
Thomasville, GA 31792 or Pet
Care Support. Please make
checks to Clanton Malhpus and
Hodges Veterinary Clinic, 2134
East Pinetree Blvd.,
Thomasville, GA 31792. Please
designate for The Georgia
A celebration of Lee Rubio's
life will be held from 3 to 7:30
p.m. today at The Plaza
Restaurant, Thomasville, Ga.
Yulee branch library, 76346
William Burgess Blvd. The
public is invited to attend.
Persons with disabilities
requiring accommodations in
order to participate in this
program should contact the
library at 277-7365, or the
Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771 at least 5 days in
One of the most broken
New Year's Resolutions is the
resolve to quit tobacco. If this
is in your list of things to do in
the New Year, Nassau County
Health Department Tobacco
Cessation Counselor Jennifer
Emmons can help you.
All over Nassau County
people have been quitting
with Emmons' help. The
NOW) and their free nicotine
replacement therapy (patches,
lozenges and gum) and cessa-
tion groups greatly increase
your chances of quitting. You
do not have to be tobacco free
to join a group.
For information call
Emmons at 548-1867.
Just Friends, a social group
for singles over age 55, meets
once a month for dinner. For
more information, call Helene
Scott at 321-1116.
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FRIDAY, January 23, 2009 NEWS News-Leader
CRUISE Continued from 1A4
Tuesday that he hopes the mill
remains open here and sup-
There were reports last
week that Smurfit-Stone could
file for bankruptcy within two
weeks. The Fernandina mill
would remain open in that event
on the assumption the company
could reorganize its debts and
emerge from bankruptcy.
Company spokesmen have said
in the past the mill is one of
Smurfit's most efficient and
operations will continue there.
"I'm looking at (a cruise ship
terminal) as a political animal
right now," said Malcolm, "and
for us to just to haul off and
throw a grenade in the middle
of something that might benefit
us in the future by resolution, I
think it's a bad policy." Both
Malcolm and Sapp are up for
re-election this spring, and their
vision of the city's future will be
a campaign topic.
"This (cruise ship) issue
keeps coming up," said Sapp,
"and I'm wondering whether or
not the commission should
make some kind of statement
through resolution ... saying
that as far as the city of
Fernandina Beach is con-
cerned, we have no interest in
having a cruise ship terminal."
Commissioner Susan Steger
said she "would be happy to
support" a resolution discour-
aging a cruise ship terminal on
the island - but the three other
commissioners were not as
eager to nip the idea in the bud.
"Right now I'm leaning the
other way," said Commissioner
Eric Childers. "The jury's still
out, but I'm leaning the other
Vice Mayor Ken Walker said
he "could be persuaded either
way" on the matter, but added
that if a resolution was brought
up to prevent a cruise terminal,
he would vote against it. "If you
were to put (the resolution) in
front of me today, I wouldn't
G1Y Continued from 1A
ence also subject" the schools
to the provisions of the federal
Equal Access Act, he wrote.
That law was approved by
the U.S. Congress to enable
Christian groups and clubs to
organize and meet in public
schools. Its provisions, howev-
er, are being used to assure that
other clubs and organizations,
such as the Gay-Straight
Alliance, can use the schools.
Previous court cases have
found that cheerleaders and
swim teams are extracurricu-
lar activities requiring schools
to grant equal access to the
Rosenwald wrote. "Every day
that the (Gay-Straight Alliance)
to child porn
Albert Andre Zimmerman, a
former state spokesperson for
the Florida Department of
Children and Families, has
pleaded guilty to one count of a
federal charge of production of
Zimmerman, 41, faces a
mandatory minimum sentence
of 15 years in prison and could
be sentenced to up to 30 years
According to the plea agree-
ment, from October 2004
through December 2007, Zim-
merman persuaded six teenage
boys in Hillsborough and
Orange counties to engage in
sexually explicit conduct and to
e-mail him pictures of their
behavior. Zimmerman also
offered to pay, and in some
cases did pay, the boys for the
images. He also claimed he was
selling the images to a third
party who would then distrib-
ute those images overseas.
At times, Zimmerman pro-
vided instruction to the boys
concerning the poses they
should assume for the photos.
Zimmerman, formerly of Talla-
hassee and Lakeland, was
arrested on a federal complaint
on Feb. 11.
The case was jointly investi-
gated by the Florida Attorney
General's CyberCrime Unit, the
U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE), the Jack-
sonville Field Division of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation,
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement and the Tampa
This case is part of Project
Safe Childhood, a national ini-
tiative designed to protect chil-
dren from online exploitation
and abuse. Led by the United
States Attorneys' Offices,
Project Safe Childhood mar-
shals federal, state and local
resources to locate, apprehend,
and prosecute individuals who
exploit children via the inter-
net. For information visit
support it," he said.
"We've got a bunch of empty
buildings sitting downtown for
lack of business," said Malcolm
in defense of the terminal. "I
don't want (a cruise terminal)
precluding the view of our
waterfront and all we've worked
for down there. ... If it's eco-
nomically feasible. ... To throw
that out immediately without
any discussion, I think is nuts."
"We're going to have a gigan-
tic empty spot (ifSmurfit-Stone
closes) to fill," Malcolm went
on. "If we can provide some jobs
for people downtown to stimu-
late business, that's a good
Malcolm also noted that
Fernandina Beach and Amelia
Island are attractive destinations
that would attract cruise afi-
cionados to spend money in the
But Steger said she had
some experience observing
cruise ship activity and did not
think it would be an economic
boost for the city.
"I've been on a cruise ship
that went into a small town like
Fernandina and I actually
watched the passengers go on
and off," said Steger. "Where
did they eat? They ate on the
cruise ship. And were they car-
rying packages (bought in the
"I certainly want to see the
downtown prosper," said Sapp.
"My vision for the city of
Fernandina Beach does not
include cruise ships on the
waterfront out there.... What's
happening is the selling of
"This is my hometown," said
Sapp, "and I intend to be here
until the day I die."
is not allowed to meet subjects
(the school district) to addi-
tional liability," he wrote.
"I note that I have called to
speak to you and your counsel
by telephone on several occa-
sions in an attempt to work in
good faith to avoid litigation
and seek some common
ground," Rosenwald wrote.
"You have not returned any of
my calls, making effective com-
munication difficult and mak-
ing litigation more likely. I look
forward to your written
response. Your prompt atten-
tion to this matter remains nec-
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"I'm trying to understand
your vision," Malcolm said to
Sapp. "I think your vision is to
have nothing and my vision is to
try and bring dollars into this
"Mr. Mayor, I take offense at
that," said Sapp. "If you look at
the waterfront, I have driven
this waterfront plan."
"So many things have start-
ed out with rumor," said Sapp,
" and then they have a way of
working their way into actually
happening. ... If you're not in
favor of something like this hap-
pening, you want to close that
door as quickly as you can."
But Malcolm noted that
Fernandina has historically
been a destination for both
packet ships and cruise ships
coming from New York.
"This town has an ancient
history of cruising," said
Malcolm. "And people coming
down from up North, it's not
something that hasn't happened
here in the past."
"Where do you want to take
the city?" asked Sapp. "This
(proposed) resolution is a won-
derful example of where you
want to take it. Where I want
to take this city doesn't include
cruise ships on that waterfront
out there. Maybe where you
want to take the city, cruise
ships fit very nicely."
"I don't want anybody with-
in the sound of my voice or eye-
shot thinking that I want that
mill closed up out there," said
Malcolm at the end of the meet-
ing. "They provide a wonderful
source of employment for this
town. I want the mill to stay on
the island. I think that's pretty
essary to avoid litigation."
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EARNING THEIR BADGES
David Hulse, Matthew SooHoo, Hynson D. Cole, front row, and Jacob Bishop, back
row, join fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 89 to attend the Jan. 20 city commis-
sion meeting to earn their Citizenship in the Community merit badges. Scoutmaster
Wes Douglass also attended the meeting. As citizens who have attended city commis-
sion meetings can attest, that's a tough badge to earn.
Amelia Island-Fernandina Restoration Foundation
Invites the Public to Tour the
Centre Street Post Office
The public is invited to attend the
Restoration Foundation's Annual Meeting
* Arthur (Buddy) Jacobs will give an update on the acquisition of the Centre
Street Post Office by the City of Fernandina Beach
* Jose Miranda will discuss the Centre/Main Street Program.
* At the conclusion of the program, everyone will be invited to tour the sec-
ond and third floors of the building.
* Remember that there are no handicapped facilities in the building.
Comfortable shoes are advised.
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Time: 5:30 pm
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Local dogs and their own-
ers have been enjoying a new
amenity on Amelia Island: the
Nassau Humane Society Dog
Park, which officially opened
its doors on Jan. 5.
According to park officials,
as of early January 1,000 month-
ly one-dog memberships and
1,200 two-dog memberships
had been sold.
Monthly membership fees
are $30, plus $10 per each addi-
There were also 65 annual
memberships and 20 lifetime
memberships sold. The first
100 members paid a special fee
of $180 a year, plus $50 for each
Normal annual membership
for the dog park is $275 plus
$50 for each additional dog.
Lifetime membership is limit-
ed to 25 members.
Daily fee is $10 plus $5 per
additional dog. There is a one-
time charge of $10 for a key
Other amenities include a
bone-shaped pool for dogs,
four bathing stations and a sep-
arate play area for small dogs
and puppies. Baths cost $6 for
annual members and $7 for
monthly members or daily
A dog park lease agreement
with the Nassau Humane
Society was approved by city
commissioners in November
According to Humane
Society President Janet Kourie,
the park was entirely funded
by an anonymous donor. She
estimated the cost to be
between $150,000 and
The park is located beside
the Nassau Humane Society
shelter directly across the street
from the Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport. Winter
hours, November through
March, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer hours, April through
October, are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The park is closed on
For more information call
the shelter at 321-1647.
)g's life at the park
Two Great Danes
and a friend have
a joyful gallop
around the city's
new dog park on
above. Bob Smith
sits with his dogs
Atticus in the
dog area of the
dog park, left.
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Complaints can be made,
and citations can be written, but
the new director of the Nassau
County State Attorney's Office,
Assistant State Attorney Wesley
White, says his office will
not prosecute anyone charged
with violating Fernandina
Beach's controversial noise
"It's unconstitutional on its
face, and in how it's applied,"
White said Thursday. "It is
vague ... it invites arbitrary
All charges of violating the
city's noise ordinance have
been dropped, including sever-
al against the management of
the Green Turtle Tavern.
The decision cancels a hear-
ing that was to be held today at
1:30 p.m. on a motion to dis-
miss the charge against
Green Turtle manager Jeffrey
Werder's attorney, Teresa J.
Sopp, filed a motion to dismiss
charges against Werder, argu-
ing that the ordinance is uncon-
stitutional. White said he read
the motion, and he agrees.
"For example, in at least two
recent instances involving
enforcement of this ordinance,
different law enforcement agen-
cies investigating the same
claim of violating of the ordi-
nance came up with differing
opinions as to whether a citation
was merited," Sopp said in the
Not only have pending
charges been dropped against
alleged violators, but White said
the office will not prosecute
future charges of violating the
current noise ordinance.
"It is unconstitutional, and
we're not going to enforce it,"
Fernandina Beach Police
Chief Jim Hurley said he will
instruct his officers to contin-
ue to respond to noise com-
plaints, but instead of a misde-
meanor citation, complaints will
be documented and forwarded
to the city's code enforcement
"It's his decision, it's his dis-
cretion, and we respect that,"
Hurley said of White's
announcement. "We hope to
have a good working relation-
ship with the State Attorney's
Office on this particular issue ...
we're not looking for a fight,
we're looking for resolution and
we're looking for compliance."
A rift between next-door
neighbors the Green Turtle
Tavern and the Florida House
Inn has been going on for years.
The Green Turtle Tavern
racked up the most alleged
violations of the ordinance,
but other downtown Fernandina
Beach business, including
Pompeo's Italian Restaurant and
cited for viola-
tions as well.
W a r w i c k,
White owners of the
serves as a bar and a bed and
breakfast, say noise from bars is
getting out of hand in the down-
town area. In a letter last year to
Fernandina Beach City
Manager Michael Czymbor,
Diane Warwick said "the noise
cancer is spreading."
In a letter to city commis-
sioners and Czymbor, Candace
Fasano, owner of Celtic Charm
and an adjacent residential
apartment at 306 Centre St.,
"It is our position that the
current noise ordinance needs
to be upheld and enforced and
that businesses such as the
Green Turtle and Pompeo's
are clearly infringing on the
right to quiet enjoyment in a
mixed-use area," she wrote on
Fasano went on to say that
tenants in the apartment they
own at that same location had
asked to be let out of their lease
due to "completely out of control
... loud music and loud drunk
people" at Pompeo's.
Pompeo's owner, Mario
Manganaro, has also been
charged with violating the city's
noise ordinance in recent
months although he said noise
from his establishment has only
recently become an issue after
18 years of business in that loca-
tion on Centre Street.
He said with the economy
tanking nationwide - and in
downtown Fernandina Beach -
the city can't afford to drive
away business. And that, he
said, is what's happening when
businesses are shut down due
"We don't have too many
people who live in downtown
Fernandina Beach," he said. "I
have my karaoke out on the
patio and then I bring them
inside (if there's a complaint)."
But Manganaro says when
he is forced to bring the karaoke
inside his building from the out-
door patio, he loses "80 to 90
percent" of his business.
He thinks the noise ordi-
nance is bad for the local econ-
"They don't understand that
with the economy, everyone is
trying to make an extra dollar,"
he said. "... We have people
come here from South Georgia
... are we going to tell them not
to come anymore? I really don't
know, we struggle for business
and now they want us to shut
down early, it makes no sense."
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One of four people
involved in conspiring to have
a woman arrested in the
midst of a messy divorce was
sentenced Jan. 15 to 18
months of probation.
Mark Anthony Regan, 37,
pleaded guilty to burglary of
a structure or conveyance.
Adjudication was withheld,
and he was sentenced to pro-
bation and ordered to com-
plete 100 hours of communi-
Charges against the
reported ringleader of the
plan, John Ferrell Burkett,
44, will not be prosecuted if
he completes a pre-trial inter-
According to police,
Burkett worked with three
others - including Regan -
to frame his estranged wife,
Leona Burkett, for possession
of illegal guns and drugs in
Burkett was detained
when police reportedly found
the drugs and firearms in her
vehicle after a tip was phoned
in to the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office, but she insist-
ed the contraband did not
belong to her.
Nassau County Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves believed
her and, after an investiga-
tion, Burkett, Regan and two
others were arrested in
September after one of the
suspects, 33-year-old Carla
Elizabeth Loper, confessed
and agreed to wear a wire
while talking to others
involved in the scheme.
In addition to Loper,
Regan and Burkett, Fred
Ring, 37, was also arrested.
According to police,
Burkett - the owner of First
Coast Paint and Body -
agreed to pay Ring $2,000 and
a new paint job and other
work to his truck if he would
put cocaine and a gun into
Leona Burkett's vehicle. Ring
allegedly paid Loper $1,500
to put the items in Burkett's
vehicle and she reportedly
then paid Regan to do the
Loper pleaded guilty in
November and was sen-
tenced to two years of proba-
tion. Ring is still awaiting trial;
his next court date is set for
"Tales from the Inaugu-
ration" will be the theme of
the monthly meeting of the
Democratic Club of Amelia
Island, scheduled at 6 p.m.
Tuesday at the parish hall of
St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
A group of island resi-
dents attended the inaugura-
tion of President Barack
Obama in Washington D.C.,
and will bring back stories
and pictures to share with
Democratic Club members.
Since it is the first meeting of
the year, members will also
vote on officers and the club
All Democrats are encour-
aged to attend.
Dinner will be potluck, so
bring a dish to share.
Reservations are requested.
Tickets are $10 with a reser-
vation and $15 at the door for
those who haven't made a
reservation. To make a reser-
vation, call Debbra Sullivan at
(904) 994-3416 or e-mail her
Newly elected Republican
State Rep. Janet Adkins will
hold an open house from 6-8
p.m. Tuesday at her
Fernandina Beach office, 905
South Eighth St.
There will also be an open
house from 5-7 p.m.
Thursday at her Starke office
at 945 North Temple Ave. in
the Bradford County
The public is invited.
Spoy or Neuter "
State legislators confront 'challenges'
RYAN D. SMITH
The Nassau County state
legislative delegation conduct-
ed an organizational meeting
and general legislative hearing
at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex in
Yulee on Tuesday. State Rep.
Janet Adkins and Sens. Jim
King and Stephen R. Wise lis-
tened to the concerns of
Nassau County residents ask-
ing them to concentrate on spe-
cific issues during the next leg-
The delegation also elected
Adkins as its chair and King as
its vice chair during the meet-
"Today is a really historic
day with the swearing in of a
new president," Adkins said.
"While there are many chal-
lenges that we face, it's our
competitive spirit that has
always allowed us to rise above
those challenges." Adkins then
opened the meeting to public
comment, inviting government
officials to speak first.
Commissioner Mike Boyle
asked the delegation to focus
on ways to jump-start the econ-
omy. "One of the things that
has become clear to us is that
'We can only make so many cuts I
before we start doing damage.'
STATE SEN. JIM KING
the engine that drives Florida is Bureau, warned that cutting
growth," he said. "... We just dollars to tourism promotion
ask that if there's something could have an adverse impact
that will affect Nassau County, on not just Nassau County, but
you let us know." Florida as a whole. "Essentially
Many residents expressed we're twice as dependent on
dismay at the numerous budg- tourism as other Florida coun-
et cuts the state has made to ties," he said. "...We just ask
combat lost revenue in the that you not make any major
shrinking economy. Bill Flynn, cuts, and if possible try to raise
president of the Friends of the that funding."
Library, Fernandina Beach, Regina Duncan, president
reminded the delegation that of the Amelia Island-Fernan-
state library funding took a sub- dina Beach-Yulee Chamber of
stantial cut in the last legislative Commerce, urged the delega-
session. tion to work to ease the regu-
"We're stating our profound latory burden of local busi-
disappointment in the $58,000 nesses. "On behalf of the
cut in funding for Nassau business community we
County libraries.... We wonder encourage you to concentrate
whether any other state agency on legislation that would not
took a 12.48-percent cut," he only encourage small business,
said. "We ask you to look out but increase our competitive
for our libraries to make sure edge," she said.
that libraries are treated fairly "I have now filed House Bill
and equitably in the budgeting 347, which will direct the vari-
process." ous agencies to reduce regu-
Gil Langley, president and lation on small business owners
CEO of the Amelia Island by 25 percent," Adkins told
Convention and Visitors Duncan. She asked business
owners to contact her office to
discuss specific regulations
they found onerous.
Nassau County resident Joe
Winston was concerned that
the state's belt-tightening
would affect education. "You
can't run your car on half the
gas, and you can't feed your
children with less food," he
said. "I'd like to see the state
say, 'Education is off the table.'"
"We can only make so many
cuts before we start doing dam-
age," King said. "Would you
support a tax if that tax went
directly to education?"
"I certainly would," Winston
"It galls me that we are
nowhere near the national aver-
age on what we pay our school-
teachers," King said. I , i . .i. ..
at the point where we need
some new revenue - or we're
going to have to make cuts that
are so draconian that they do
even more harm."
As the meeting ended,
Adkins thanked the audience
for its participation. "We face
extraordinary times, and it's
really good to see all of you
here today to participate in gov-
ernment, because this is really
where government happens,"
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A man attempted to rob a
Nassauville gas station
Tuesday night, but left with-
out any money after the store
clerk said she was going to
call the sheriff's office.
According to Nassau
County Sheriff's Office Chief
Hank Martinez, investigators
aren't sure if the suspect,
described as a white man in
his 40s, actually had a
The victim, an employee
of the Kangaroo Store at
941268 Old Nassauville Road,
said the man had a bag over
his hand, and he was pointing
that hand at the victim as
though he had a handgun.
The suspect reportedly
told the victim to give him
money, making "demands
and threats," but when she
told him she was calling the
Nassau County Sheriff's
Office, the suspect left the
store and fled south on foot.
"He didn't taken anything,
and no one was injured,"
According to a report
from the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office, the victim
was wearing jeans, a gray
sweater, black sunglasses, a
light-colored baseball hat and
he had a paper bag over his
hand when he entered the
store about 10:45 p.m.
Detectives are investigat-
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Notice of Pre-Bid Meeting
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held January 30, 2009 at 10 a.m.
at the Nassau County Tax Collector's Office at 86130 License Road in
Fernandina Beach, FL. Attendance at the meeting is required to
participate in a Request for Qualifications. At this meeting the scope of
a construction project will be explained and a site tour offered. Any
contractor who fails to attend this meeting will not be permitted to
submit a bid. Drawings and specifications can be downloaded at
www.nassautaxes.com. Completed bids will be due Friday, February 20,
2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Engineer for the project is:
Gillette & Associates, Inc.
20 South 4th St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
*** Potential bidders may not contact the Tax Collector's Office.
FRIDAY, January 23, 2009 NEWS News-Leader
Holding her own in a
HEATHER A. PERRY
How does a woman end up
being elected vice president of
the prestigious American
Nancy Cole will serve as the
second female vice president-
elect of AWS in 2009, then vice
president for 2010-12 and pres-
ident in 2013.
"The American Welding
Society is very open and diverse
and has been that way for quite
awhile now," said Cole.
It was her father's insistence
that she choose a career that
would enable her to support
herself, combined with a natu-
ral inclination toward science
and math that sparked Cole's
initial interest in welding.
A high school counselor sug-
gested engineering and the die
An offhand remark from a
professor that "engineering is
no place for a woman" provided
an added incentive to succeed
in her chosen field.
"I walked out of that office
thinking, 'I'll show him!'" said
Cole, and she proceeded to do
The first woman to gradu-
ate with a degree in metallur-
gical engineering from the
University of Tennessee, Cole
was also the first woman to
complete the engineering co-
op program at UT.
Upon graduation, Cole was
employed by Oak Ridge
When her first son was born,
there was a need for a
researcher in the welding and
brazing laboratory there.
"Fortunately the leadership
at (Oak Ridge) was forward
thinking and realized that a
female would be capable of
doing the job as well as would a
male," recalled Cole, who joined
the welding and brazing lab in
While she admits she is not
a craftsman, Cole understands
the materials to be joined, the
processes necessary to make
the weld or braze, the equip-
ment to do it with and can spec-
ify the proper way to do it.
"I can also set up and per-
form automated welding, but I
don't have the 'touch' to make a
manual, quality and visually
acceptable weld. That takes lots
Nancy Cole is surrounded by awards received during a
distinguished career in the primarily male-dominated
field of welding. She has over 35 technical publications
and holds three patents.
of practice. I have manually
welded, but more to get the
'feel' of a particular electrode
than to make a weld that would
Asked if she had experi-
enced discrimination once she
entered the male-dominated
field, Cole said that at the time
she started her career, the term
"discrimination" was not in our
national consciousness but she
quickly learned that it was part
of the student and work expe-
rience and if she wanted to con-
tinue in that career, she had to
accept and deal with it on her
own or find another career.
"Most people find it hard to
believe what was acceptable
back then," said Cole.
"However, my career has been
worth it and I have no regrets.
I highly recommend welding
and its related fields to others
for a well paying, rewarding
Upon retiring to Amelia
Island, Cole set up her own
business in which she consult-
ed with companies and individ-
uals involving materials used in
advanced fossil energy applica-
tions and trouble-shooting
regarding issues with welding
and brazing - not always ener-
gy related. Now that she has
become more involved with the
American Welding Society, her
personal business has taken a
The former Knoxville,
Tenn., native shares her
Fernandina Beach home with
her husband, Leon. The couple
has two adult sons, Douglas and
Andrew, and four grandchil-
dren. Leisure activities include
an active role in the Newcomers
Club, the Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church and
Community Bible Study, and
walking the beach.
For more information on
welding, visit www.aws.org.
A failure to
I must have more hair
care products than my
favorite Wal-Mart on
14th Street. Now, don't
get me wrong; I am not a
fanatic about my hair; I do
not obsess about its care and
feeding - and subsequent
appearance. Although I do
still smart from the allegedly
innocent remark that one of
my younger acquaintances
offered up several years ago;
"Gee, I hope my hair turns
out to be just as pretty and
gray when I am as old as you
are." Thanks, Sweetie; I hope
yours turns chartreuse and
Do not be misled by this
first paragraph; while my ton-
sorial challenges may very
well become the subject of a
future discussion, today's
rant is about the fine art of
packing one's belongings so
that one may enjoy oneself at
a destination untroubled by
any deficiencies in one's
packing. Unfortunately, I ain't
such a one.
Other people spend a
mere afternoon packing for a
month in the Himalayas; they
seem to know what they will
need and where to stash it for
easy retrieval when they are
on the other side of the
I watch my husband as he
unpacks at the Other End; he
has everything he needs and
none of it is wrinkled. Not
only that, he can pack 10
days' worth of inner and out-
erwear - plus accessories
like socks and belts - into a
matchbox size suitcase.
And he never forgets any-
thing, not a toothbrush or a
comb or a heavy winter coat.
The only blot on this near-
perfect record occurred on
our wedding day; he stood in
full naval regalia and realized
that he had no shoes to wear
during the ceremony and
we had cho-
so he terror-
one in the
he had what
I, on the
make lists of what I absolute-
ly, positively must have in
order to survive away from
my environment. I also make
charts of what to wear on
which day; I may or may not
wear purple on Tuesday, but
this chart makes me realize
that I must pack the neces-
sary purple accessories. I
doubt that the tourist attrac-
tion we are scheduled to visit
on Purple Tuesday would
refuse me admission if I
failed to display complemen-
tary makeup and acces-
sories. And surely lightning
would pass me by if I failed
to carry a properly coordi-
My Adult Supervision
usually manages to enter the
bedroom only after I have
amassed the proper number
of outfits and their accou-
trements. He eyes this
mound on our bed and mut-
ters something earthy and
Anglo-Saxon. I shoot him a
withering look and proceed
to cram this mass into the
largest suitcase I can afford
Thus we begin our exit
from our house, and I always
make sure I utter caring,
clucking sounds as he strug-
gles with my luggage. It is
only later in the day, when
his eyes begin to bulge, do I
tentatively offer to carry the
smallest bag. If I have timed
this offer correctly, he has
already wrestled the suitcase
into the car/airplane/motel
room and is uttering even
more Anglo-Saxonisms (if
that's a word).
This next part, Gentle
Reader, is testimony to either
Andrew's Christian upbring-
ing or his unholy fear of The
Law. Or both. By now, it is
much later in a day that he
has spent horsing my ton of
luggage in and out of several
modes of transportation. We
have reached our destination
du jour and Andrew now sits
behind the wheel of a rental
car and clutches a rudimen-
The last few moments
have been hectic and conver-
sation has centered on the
age-old challenge of getting
from where we are to where
we want to be. The car grows
quiet as he drives this
strange car in unknown terri-
tory, but I break the silence
with, "Um, Andrew, do you
love me?" His shoulders
slump because he knows
what's coming. "Yes, I love
you." "Good," I reply,
I ........ I've forgotten my
(fill in the blank) and we
have to find a drugstore on
the way to the motel."
Why he hasn't buried an
ax in my forehead I will
never know; like I said, it's
either because of Sister
Mary Ethelreda's indoctrina-
tion or fear of Florida's death
penalty. But I do know that I
have a really nice assortment
of hair care products (and
other toiletries) that I have
collected in cities up and
down the Eastern Seaboard.
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Nor'easters 'a necessary evil'
Although tropical storms
get all the glory in the sum-
mer, there is another type of
storm that wreaks havoc on
American shorelines during
the winter - nor'easters.
Each year between 25 and
30 nor'easters impact the east-
ern seaboard of the U.S., while
only four to five tropical storms
impact the coast, according to
Robert Dolan, a professor of
environmental sciences at the
University of Virginia.
These wild winter weather
events are notorious for pro-
ducing heavy snow and rain
and huge damaging waves that
crash onto Atlantic beaches,
often causing beach erosion,
coastal flooding and structural
damage. Surprisingly, Dolan
says, the most powerful wind
from a nor'easter can actually
exceed that of a hurricane.
Nor'easters are most preva-
lent between October and
April, when tropical storms are
taking a break from their active
season, which runs from June
"Another interesting point
about super nor'easters is that
they are, as a rule, larger than
the average tropical storms,
which means they impact a
larger segment of the coast,"
Dolan explained. "And the
duration of a nor'easter is two
to three times longer than that
of a tropical storm. Hurricanes
are generally more compact
and move a lot faster."
Although nor'easters are
quite common in the winter,
only a few are usually strong
enough to cause big problems
inland. Over the years, there
have been a few notorious
nor'easters, including the "Ash
Wednesday Storm of 1962" and
the "Blizzard of 1993" that
caused snow, tornadoes and
flooding from Alabama,
Georgia and Florida all the way
up to Maine. At its peak, the
storm reached from Canada to
Central America. Damage esti-
mates range from $3 billion to
"Although we don't take
much pleasure in the implica-
tions of these storms, both
tropical and middle latitude
storms play a very important
role in balancing the heat budg-
et of the planet," Dolan said.
"They are a necessary evil
with a job to do. But hold onto
your hats," Dolan said, "we are
moving into the 2009 severe
nor'easter season as b.. p..:''
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PROJECT: Planned Road Closure of 14th Street - Traffic
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I ust had the pleasure of reconnecting with
a college friend I haven't seen since grad-
uation. Jocelyn and I were English majors
and shared a common interest in litera-
ture and writing. The University of North
Florida was very much a commuter school
then. Most students had jobs and careers.
Jocelyn and I were no different.
I wasn't long out of the Navy - a young man
in my mid-twenties, going to college on the GI
Bill, holding down a job and starting a family.
Jocelyn was a career woman who decided to
go back to school. She was an elegant 40, but
from the admiring looks she got from lots of
guys on campus, you wouldn't have known.
She was also extremely intelligent, one of
those students who sets the "uh-oh" meter in
your class to running. She was witty, charm-
ing, hilarious and a great conversationalist. I
think she was pretty much running a hospital
public relations department by age 25 and she
didn't even get her degree until she and I
ended up in lit classes together at UNE
During our junior year, an adjunct journal-
ism professor persuaded us to "cross over."
It's considered apostasy in the field of litera-
ture when one of its disciples dabbles in jour-
nalism. I suppose it is a form of literary heresy.
Once upon a time, great writers actually
sprang forth from the newspaper business, but
those days are mostly gone. Jocelyn and I
were stubborn and independent, and we took
up journalism with an aim toward making it lit-
erature again. Before long, we were running
the college newspaper. Jocelyn was senior edi-
tor and I was news editor. We quickly set about
best of life for last
trying to bring some creative
writing and effervescence to
the stodgy student publica-
tion. Our humorous lampoon-
ing of some of the college fac-
ulty gained us some notoriety.
A faculty member whose last
named happened to be Pizza
was about to leave the employ
of the university. Our satire,
CUP OF headlined, "Pizza to go," land-
JOE ed us in the office of the pres-
ident. Suffice it to say that he
was not amused by our spoof.
Joe Palmer That there was some really
great writing in the piece did-
n't seem to impress him a whit.
And then we graduated. My academic advi-
sor called me in and told me that I had way
beyond the number of academic hours needed
to matriculate, that I couldn't simply go to col-
lege forever and that my GI Bill was about to
run dry. I was forced to order a cap and gown
and on a blustery December day in 1983, I
walked across the stage, accepted my sheep-
skin and shook the president's hand. I really
don't know if he smiled because he was proud
of me or if he was just glad to see me go.
Jocelyn had already graduated the semester
before me but we stayed in touch. After I grad-
uated, I had to go out and get my first post col-
lege career job and my old college buddy and
co-conspirator and I drifted apart.
A young man drinks life in great big gulps.
The glass is never going to run dry and every
day he gets roaring drunk quenching his thirst
for life. I'm at the point in my life now where I
sip life like a glass of vintage wine. The glass is
already less than half full and you never know
when it will be taken away from you before
you get one last sip. When it's taken off the
table, partner, that's it, supper's over. So I taste
it and I sip it and I swirl it around on my
tongue and close my eyes and breathe in its
intoxicating vapors and try to remember what
it was like to be a young buck with a bottom-
I'm writing more these days and one night
recently, I found myself thinking about
Jocelyn. I tracked her down and called her.
She lives on a 50-acre farm in the hills of East
Tennessee with her dogs and her cats and her
goat. She's going on 70 but still sounds as
young as she did when we graduated. She
spends her days reading and writing and
doing historical work. She's already a pub-
lished writer. She doesn't have a television set
and doesn't want one. Hearing her talk about
the projects she's undertaken, life on her little
farm and evenings alone by a warm fire with a
good book and the next book she's writing, it
occurs to me that Jocelyn has become a con-
noisseur of life. She's saved the best for last
and spends wintry cool Appalachian nights sip-
ping and savoring it, always ready to share it
with an old friend who's come in from the
cold. Old friends are like old wine. The vintage
is rare. It's served best with memories and
Joe Palmer ofFernandina Beach writes regu-
larly for the News-Leader
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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
For a couple of years I have watched this lit-
tle house being restored on Harts Road ("Stop
work! Building Department, residents collide,"
It is a shame that in the age of "change" that
reasonable common sense cannot prevail in mak-
ing a decision regarding this old man's project to
honor his grandfather and some history of
Apparently the Building Department's per-
sonnel are either utterly insecure with their posi-
tion or think that they have some superiority
over the "commons" that has gone to their head.
We should do what is right and just, even
though the prevailing rules and laws are ambigu-
ous in this situation.
I for one agree with Mr. Hurlbert that as it is
a project without electric, running water or plans
for anyone to live in it, as long as it doesn't charge
people to tour it, it should be exempt from build-
If anyone objects to not having permits, then
let the courts settle it. That is how it works in this
It would be a greater stance if the Building
Department offered .... ".w..., and some
friendly direction in construction instead of act-
ing like a representative of a suppressive gov-
Hopefully the Building Department will
change its position and be part of the solution and
not part of the problem.
City pulls meter?
I must take a moment to disclose to your read-
ers that a recent event has caused quite a stir in
our Historic District neighborhood. The city
building codes department had the electric meter
removed from a home here! That's right, they
removed the meter, and they did it while the
homeowner was out of town.
The city claims that they warned the owner to
respond to an assumed violation in three days, but
the owner was not even in town. So, they removed
the electric meter.
Why? Because the city official saw a sink in the
yard, and thought that there was construction
going on in there! My thoughts are that even
though there may be a violation (as it turns out
was not the case) why would the city resort to
such a drastic move?
Each of us can point to many homes in the
area that have obvious violations; why aren't
those homes having the meters pulled off?
When I contacted the city official, he stated
that it is the right of the building official to resort
to such a tactic to "get their attention."
I submit there is very little good that comes
from such action, especially when there is such
a minor supposed violation. It is just this type of
negative response that causes the city building
department such a bad reputation for customer
The city staff for the most part includes a
great bunch of folk; I work with them quite a bit.
But I must say that I disagree with this kind of
heavy-handed tactic when dealing with home-
owners that have worked hard to better their
homes; permit or not.
It would be my guess that the city commission
would want to stop such extreme enforcement
without a supervisor review first.
Will someone remind me how gas pricing
works again? It used to be when the price of
crude oil dropped, we could expect gas prices to
drop a few days later. For the past three weeks,
oil has dropped to under $38 a barrel, and we're
still paying higher prices at the pump. Clearly the
distributor must be pocketing the difference. If
there is a formula for pricing, it has changed
since last year.
Does anyone know what is going on? If I drive
to Georgia for gas, the price there is running
more than 35 cents under ours. Our taxes may be
higher, but not that much. Under last year's fig-
ures, $120 a barrel of oil meant $4 a gallon at the
pump. So what's the formula now that oil is $32.80
a barrel (as of Jan. 19)?
I'm so grateful for the kindness of Kmart
employee Tommy. I dropped my keys in the park-
ing lot - they fell down the storm drain!
He tried to fish them out with a long wire, no
luck. So he got the forklift, took the grate off, got
a ladder and climbed eight or nine feet down to
find them. What a brave, persistent, helpful per-
son I think Tommy is. I'm very grateful. Store
Manager John was also helpful.
After a gloomy holiday season, I would like to
congratulate and thank Joe Palmer for his short
story, printed on page one of the Dec. 24 issue of
the News-Leader. About my gloomy holidays, this
is my 12th Christmas in a row away from my
family and friends. Not due to my job or even mil-
itary service. But all due to being incarcerated in
the Florida penal system.
Having been recently transferred to the
Florida Panhandle, my News-Leader has taken
two weeks to be forwarded, thanks to an expe-
dient mail service here in the DOC. That's why
my letter is so late. But back to Joe Palmer: I
remember Joe, paddling out to surf with us
teenagers back in '87 or '88 at the caution light on
Fletcher or at Main Beach or the pier. I never got
to really know Joe, as I thought he was just some
old dude trying to hold onto his youth. Now,
over 20 years later, I am much older and I realize
what kind of person Joe must be to write a story
that would move me to tears; lying here in a cell
at one of the worst prisons in Florida, surround-
ed by some of the worst felons in the system.
Definitely not a good place to shed any tears or
show any weakness, for that matter.
But nonetheless, "A Gift for Santa" touched me
in a way that I was totally unprepared for. So
'TO0 P S
many of us take our blessings and our prosperi-
ty for granted. Few stop to think about those less
fortunate than we are. But for those who do, and
maybe even offer some form of help or encour-
agement, may good karma and the blessings of
a merciful God envelop you year-round. As I sit
and ponder my less than ideal situation, I also real-
ize that there are those a lot worse off than I am.
Not only inside the prison system, but also out in
the world. So let's all stop and cherish our indi-
vidual stations in life. Be thankful for those things
that so often go overlooked. And right now, I
wanna thank Joe Palmer for the present he gave
to me: a good shot of realization and humility
that soothes any soul, regardless of one's life sit-
uation. Thank you, Joe. Surf's up!
Santa Rosa Correctional Institution
Opening a small business is a challenge dur-
ing the best of economic times. During this finan-
cial crisis, it is truly a daunting task. So we could-
n't be more grateful for the way the community
has welcomed us with open arms during our first
We have had the privilege to meet so many
wonderful dogs and their owners. We appreciate
their patronage very much. We are also very
thankful for the wonderful support that we have
received from our neighbors, especially Island
Hair Co., Ms. Carolyn's Breakfast and Desserts
and What's In. We look forward to serving this
warm and generous community for years to
Laurie Buckley, Owner
A Passion 4 Pooches Pet Spa
A Jan. 9 article headlined "What's the vision
for Nassau?" included a quote by a Boulougne
(sic) Vision 2032 Steering Committee member.
"Vision" implies all sorts of things having to do
with knowledge, wisdom and intelligence. So
why does the Vision Committee have the
Boulougne misspelling in their name instead of
the correct Boulogne?
In a February 1985 letter to the Florida
Department of Transportation I noted that the
town was purportedly named after the French
Channel town of Boulogne-sur-Mer and yet the
town-limit signs on US 1 said the town was
Boulougne. (There's a significant difference in the
The DOT reply thanked me for bringing the
matter to their attention and said they would
change the highway signs to Boulogne.
While I haven't ventured back into that part of
the Florida Outback since 1985 to check, I assume
the signs were changed. Yet now, 24 years
later, the incorrect Boulougne spelling seems to
have nevertheless lingered on in downtown
Jack Healan and his bunch can perfume that
pig until the cows come home, and it won't
change the reality - AIP went under and
Redquartz bought them out ("Wearin' o' the
green," Jan. 21).
The tennis tournament pullout was the last
nail in the coffin. End of story.
Robert G. Bohn
Join culinary travelers for'Restaurant Week
heard that the Amelia Island
Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)
has announced the island's first-ever
"Restaurant Week," which will run from Jan. 25
to Feb. 1. As the CVB's name implies, this
effort is designed to bring
visitors and tourists to our area during
the off-season, giving a boost to our own
local merchants and restaurateurs at a time
when a tough economy has everyone con-
cerned. With 17 of our hometown favorites par-
ticipating, and a growing interest in "culinary
travel," we expect this inaugural event to be a
While this new marketing effort is targeted
toward an audience that comes from outside of
our immediate area, we want to ensure that our
local consumers, our own friends and neigh-
bors who are the lifeblood of our local econo-
my, are also aware of the great opportunity for
savings through this promotion. During this
week, residents and visitors alike will be able
to enjoy some of the area's incredible cuisine at
a fixed menu price. At each of the 17 restau-
rants, diners can enjoy a
z, , three-course meal (includ-
ing beverage) at prices
ranging from $19 to $29,
which represents a great
saving. This is your oppor-
tunity to try out "that
restaurant you've been
hearing about," or to enjoy
a special meal at one of
Boyle your longtime local
Either way you're guar-
anteed a wonderful dining experience, and as
an added incentive, diners who participate in
"Restaurant Week" can enter to win a "Year of
Dining" that includes 12 $50 gift certificates
redeemable at local restaurants throughout the
coming year. In any economy, that's a great
deal for anyone hungry for a bargain.
In an effort to put more "heads in beds"
with overnight visitors, the CVB is also work-
ing with local innkeepers to create special
room rates, offers and packages built around
"Restaurant Week." Many of our resorts, hotels
and inns are offering guests a free night with a
qualifying stay. With northern temperatures
below the freezing mark, are you expecting
kids, grandkids, old friends or neighbors for a
visit? If so, why not let them use the house, and
you and your spouse take advantage of the
grand accommodations available in our area?
That's a win-win arrangement for everyone!
Most of us understand that the current eco-
nomic challenges are impacting not only the
major cities, but also close-knit communities
like our own. With the initiation of "Restaurant
Week," the CVB is working diligently to keep
Amelia Island competitive as an attractive and
affordable destination for visitors and tourists
from other areas. But our restaurants know
that without the continued support of loyal cus-
tomers who call this island paradise their
"home," none of them could survive for very
We must never forget that lodging and
restaurants generate over $250 million in annu-
al sales in Nassau County, and that means over
$2.5 million for the county's one-cent tax,
which funds our Capital Improvement Plan.
That's $2.5 million that doesn't impact your
annual property tax bills. So during the week of
Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, grab your friends and head to
your favorite participating restaurant, or try
one of the new ones on the list. Tell them Mike
(For a list of participating restaurants, go to
Nassau County Commissioner Mike Boyle is
chair of the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 23,2009 / NEWS-LEADER
Residents witness history in the making
There were many who traveled to
hear and to see history in the making.
We gave allegiance to the country God
has truly blessed. Craig and Maybelle
Brown listened as the anthem played
upon their ears. They may not have
been able to hold back the tears.
Having lived in the Washington,
D.C., area for more than 20 years and
being there during Dr. Martin Luther
King's march, Maybelle counts it a
blessing to have been able to return for
another historic event.
It was a blessing to be counted with
the millions of supporters in this great
moment in history. All across America
people came and we wanted to be in the
number when the change took place.
We should come together as one peo-
ple in Christ, no matter the color, for
God made us in his image. This moment
in history was already ordained by him,
so just put the spirit of Jesus in your
minds, not filled with bitterness but with
lots of love. Ask him to
make our hearts and
bodies strong yet kind
and to fill our veins
kr i^ & ^ with his divine blood.
There may have
been many others from
this area who went to
D.C. too. However
many there may have
NOWAND been, they too proba-
THEN bly said, "We're glad to
have been in the num-
ber in what many are
Maybelle calling the most impor-
Kirkland tant event in history
making. We stood
together from all across America as the
dream was being fulfilled."
Let us send our prayers up above
from our hearts with lots of love,
because God hears each word that we
pray and we are thankful for our bless-
ings every day. He gave us life and
choices too to make the most of what we
do. So let us pray for answers that our
hearts will hear to help President
Barack Obama through each coming
The family of the late Larry Dinkins
sends their thanks for all acts of kind-
ness shown to them during their hours
of bereavement and prays God's bless-
ings to each of you.
Birthday wishes to Ferrell Perry,
Pam Turner, Starleatha Pollard, Joseph
Green, Tommie Albertie, Mittie McRae,
Jessica Williams, Jykera Richo, Mykita
Jones, Rochelle Walker, Herbert
Chatman, Edith Jackson, Barbara Baker,
Valarie Smith, Annie N. Johnson, Aletha
Albertie, Paul Jones, Reginald Way and
happy 95th birthday to our mother,
Annie Lee Johnson. Her celebration will
be held Jan. 31 at Best Western on
Sadler Road at 5 p.m. You are invited to
bring wishes or to call her at 261-3935.
To God be the glory for her long life.
* Renee Rochelle (Gardner) Robin-
son received her doctor of education in
from Argosy University
Dec. 13, 2008, at Van
Wezel Performing Arts
She is the daughter of
Clem and Michelle
Gardner of Fernandina
Beach, wife of Johnnie
Robinson and mother of Robinson
Jada Christine Robinson,
5, of Georgia.
0 Vincent J. Salucci of Fernandina
Beach has achieved academic distinc-
tion during the fall term and has been
named to the Beloit College dean's list,
which recognizes students who have
maintained at least a 3.4 cumulative
grade point average for the semester.
* Lauren A. McCoy, a freshman
from Fernandina Beach, was named to
the dean's list for the fall 2008 term at
Georgia Southern University. To be eli-
gible for the dean's list, a student must
have at least a 3.5 grade point average
and carry a minimum of 12 hours for
* Two Nassau County students were
among more than 180 Flagler College
seniors at the fall commencement cere-
mony held Dec. 13 on the campus in St.
Valerie Michelle Helms of Callahan
was awarded a bachelor of arts degree
in psychology. Elaina Samantha Friar of
Fernandina Beach was awarded a bach-
elor of arts degree in history.
* Georgia Southern University hon-
ored approximately 1,250 graduates at
the fall 2008 commencement at Hanner
Fieldhouse on Dec. 12.
Elisabeth A. Williams of Fernandina
Beach received a degree in community
health. Fred M. Fender of Fernandina
Beach received a degree in public rela-
* Betty P Cook Nassau Center stu-
dents have recently been recognized for
academic excellence by being placed on
the Florida Community College dean's
list or the college president's list for the
fall term. Students who have met all cri-
teria and who have earned the required
grade point average are awarded the
The students who earned a 3.5-3.74
GPA and are named to the dean's list
from Callahan are Karoline Burnsed,
Lyndsie Edwards, Jerry Greer, Inez
Humphrey, Austin Seymour and
Courtney Tison; from Fernandina
Beach is Kelli Morrison; from Hilliard
are Megan Hampton and Donna
Stephens; from Yulee are Brandi Brown,
Margaret Mathews, Jennifer Nelson and
The students who earned a 3.75-4.0
GPA and are named to the president's
list from Callahan are Dina Macy, Lewis
Martin and Dena Pate; from Fernandina
Beach are Christina Beatty, Melanie
Beckham, Charles Booker, Sean
Crawford, Alysia Dailey, Crystal Darby,
Ashley Ebmeier, Allison Garrett, Dustin
Hampton, Jacob Henderson, Max Hord,
Clifford Jarrell, Caitlin Jewell, Deanna
McNeal, Stefanie Page, Mary Jo Sinnott,
Glynda Taylor, Neal Tomaszewski,
JoAnn Torbush and Justin Williamson;
from Hilliard are Lacey Lloyd, Sara
Michaels, Bryan Moyer and Debra
Pickett; from Yulee are Tara Asbell,
Emily Bierds, April Bonacchi, Kelsie
Bonewit, Kynan Carver, Jacob
Crummey, Brandon Deines, David
Deubner, Cheryl Hagan, Robert
Herbold, Daneen Johnson, Alan Law,
Heather Lawson, Lee Ledbetter, Chad
Lee, Eliana Lo, Leah Maley, Kimberly
Mason, Samantha Mizeras, Caitlin
O'Conner, Raylene Pohl, Katerina
Ponder, Rebecca Ray, Diana Rojas, Jami
Rowland, Ana Santos-Levy, Holly
Sutherland, Roberta Wade, Tammy
West and Melissa Youmans.
* The Council on Aging of Nassau
County provides services to the elderly
in Fernandina Beach and the West Side.
Director is Ken Willette. The Eastside
Senior Center is located at 1367 S. 18th
St., Fernandina Beach, 261-0701, fax
261-0704. The Westside Senior Center is
at 37002 Ingham Road, Hilliard, 845-
3331, fax 845-4491. For transportation,
call 261-0700 or 1-800-298-9122.
Services include adult day health-
care, nutrition programs, Meals-On-
Wheels, recreation and education pro-
grams, art, music and craft activities,
utility payment assistance, transporta-
tion by appointment, medical screen-
ings, in-home services to include home-
making and personal care, volunteer
services and seminars. Lunch is served
daily at the centers for participants.
* Guardian Ad Litem is in critical
need of volunteers to become part of a
court program to represent the best
interests of innocent children. Call
Linda at (904) 630-1200 or visit
* First Coast residents may apply
online for economic assistance (food
stamps, temporary cash and Medicaid)
from the Florida Department of
Children and Families at www.myflori-
da.com/accessflorida. Call 1-866-76-
ACCES or 1-866-762-2237.
* ElderSource, your Aging Resource
Center, and the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs invite volunteers to join
the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) program, which helps
elders make informed decisions about
Medicare and health insurance.
Volunteers provide individual coun-
seling and assistance to elders and their
caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid,
plan choices, long-term care and other
health insurance issues. Call 1-888-242-
4464 or (904) 777-2106.
* Gerri's Corner, a resource center
for women with cancer, is open Monday-
Friday from noon to 4 p.m. in Maxwell
Hall at Memorial United Methodist
Church on North Sixth Street in down-
town Fernandina Beach. Call 277-0099.
* Nassau Habitat for Humanity's
recycling program includes cell phones.
They may be taken to North Nassau
Recycling at Lime and South Eighth
streets in Fernandina Beach. Recycling
is an important part of Nassau Habitat's
funding. It has aluminum can bins locat-
ed at many places on the island, or they
may be left at North Nassau Recycling.
To volunteer call 277-0600 or e-mail
* Healing Balm of Northeast Florida
Inc, 1303 Jasmine St., Fernandina
Beach, offers free confidential
HIV/AIDS testing and other health
related services. Office hours are 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Appointments available and walk-ins are
welcome. For information, call 548-0055.
* The Nassau County Health
Department seeks volunteer physicians,
dentists, nurses and other licensed
health professionals to provide limited
but vital primary and specialty care to
uninsured and underserved Florida resi-
dents. Liability protection from state-
sponsored sovereign immunity is
offered to licensed providers who volun-
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Gaster at 548-1860, ext 5325, or e-mail
* Haven Hospice is North Florida's
expert in end-of-life and palliative care
and is one of eight 2007 Circle of Life
Award honorees nationwide to be recog-
nized as leaders in improving the care of
patients near the end of life or with life-
threatening conditions. Haven Hospice
offers many opportunities for volunteer-
ing, including patient care, administra-
tive work, special events, fundraising,
pastoral care, massage therapy, bereave-
ment services and community outreach.
Visit www.havenhospice.org or call
Sandra Francis at (904) 733-9818.
* Sponsored by the American
Cancer Society and supported by prod-
uct donations from various cosmetic
companies, Look Good, Feel Better is a
program designed for female cancer
patients going through chemotherapy
and/or radiation therapy. Group ses-
sions help patients restore their appear-
ance and self-image through a make-
over and style tips from professionally
trained beauticians. Interested patients
should call the American Cancer Society
at 1-800-227-9954 to register.
* Afdial,4lMttlr.urg. a non-profit, is
collecting half-marathon, marathon and
triathlon medals to donate to people bat-
tling I!ii. .... in our local area. If you
have a medal that you would like to
donate to a courageous child or adult,
you can place it in the collection box at
T&A Sports, Red Otter Outfitters or any
1st Place Sports store. Contact Rose
Bennett at 491-3758.
The Value of Close Friends
A study recently published in the American Sociological Review, based on data from the
General Social Survey by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of
Chicago, reveal that Americans today have fewer close friends than they did just twenty
years ago. The average American had only two close friends in 2004, compared to three
close friends in 1985. And perhaps even more disturbing was the finding that 25
percent of Americans reported having no one to confide in concerning important
matters. Besides the obvious implications of this research, which suggest we are living
lonelier lives, there is also cause for concern related to the increasing lack of social
support. Having friends that you
can confide in and ask for help l I
is obviously a good thing, and
probably doesn't require
academic research to confirm.
However, many people may not
be aware of additional research
which links social isolation and
loneliness to mental and physical
illness. We would all do well to
cultivate more close friendships;
and the best way to have a
friend is to be a friend. Allowing
someone to confide in us, -
or helping someone with a chore
or running an errand for them
creates a social safety net that
will be there when we need
Without counsel plans go wrong, ,14
but with many advisors they succet.i I
Miss Johnson, Mr. Horn
Audrey Lynn Johnson and
James McCall Horn Jr., both
of Winder, Ga., will be mar-
ried at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 28,
2009, in Maui, Hawaii, with
the Rev. Kevin Rebelo officiat-
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Shirley and
Dorsey Johnson of
Bethlehem, Ga. The groom-
elect is the son of Faye Little
and James McCall Horn Sr. of
* Matthew and Julie
Douglas of Yulee announce
the birth of a son, Lukas
Franklin Douglas, born at
3:17 a.m. Nov. 11, 2008, at St.
Vincent's Medical Center.
The baby weighed 6 pounds
and measured 20 inches in
length. He joins a brother,
Paternal grandparents are
Knute and Rosemary Douglas
of Yulee. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Carl Creamer Sr. and
Patricia Lojewski, both of
Betty Douglas of Oceanway.
* Elizabeth Andes of
Fernandina Beach announces
the birth of a daughter, Holly
Ann Andes, born at 8:52 a.m.
Nov. 7, 2008, in Jacksonville.
The baby weighed 7 pounds 8
ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
She joins siblings Carl, 5,
Kyrie, 3, and Rebekah, 2.
Maternal grandparents are
Christina and Sandy Smillie of
Linda King of Jacksonville
is Joyce Carrington of
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
* Fernandina Beach
Shrine Ladies Auxiliary is a
service organization that
meets at 7 p.m. the second
Thursday. Call Carol Stotzner
for meeting location.
* First Coast Koi Club
meets third Sunday to share
news of the pond, koi and
water garden hobby. Contact
Teresa Lawrence at (904) 287-
0059 or visit first-
* Florida A&M University
Alumni Association meets at
6 p.m. the third Monday at
Peck Center. Call 261-7906.
* Friends of the Library,
Fernandina Beach welcomes
all to support the value and
joy of literacy and advocate
for the public library in our
forms are available at the
library at 25 N. Fourth St.
Call 277-7365 or visit
* Gerri's Corner is a
resource center for women
with cancer, answering ques-
tions and spreading hope. It is
open Monday-Friday from
noon to 4 p.m. in Maxwell
Hall at Memorial United
Methodist Church on North
Sixth Street in downtown
Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation call 277-0099.
* GFWC Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach is a volun-
teer service organization
which meets at 10:30 a.m. the
first Wednesday of each
month at 201 Jean Lafitte
Blvd. (behind the Atlantic
Ave. Rec. Center). Call Kathy
Shipman at 277-3668.
* The Historical Recovery
Association of North Florida
is an independent metal de-
tecting club that meets at 7
p.m. the second Tuesday of
each month at the Piccadilly
Restaurant on Monument
Road near Regency Square
Mall in Jacksonville. Every-
one is welcome, particularly
children. There is an annual
low country shrimp boil and
treasure hunt in Fernandina
the week after the Shrimp
Festival. Contact Shelly
Simpson at 261-4655 or e-mail
* Just Friends, singles
over age 55, meet Tuesdays
at 9:30 a.m. to walk and get
acquainted at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center
parking lot. Call 321-1116.
* Kiwanis "Serving the
Children of the World" meet-
ings are at 6:30 p.m. the first
three Mondays of each month
at Fernandina Beach Munici-
pal Golf Clubhouse on Bill
Melton Road. Call Jeff
Shipman at 277-3668.
* Men's Newcomer Club
of Amelia Island is a social
organization that meets at
11:30 a.m. the third Thursday
of most months at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
clubhouse. Call Richard
Rothrock at 491-6868 or Bob
Keane at 277-4590.
* Military Officers
Association of America serv-
ice and social organization
serving active duty and re-
tired military officers meets
at 6:30 p.m. the second Thurs-
day of some months, other
months for Sunday brunch at
Ocean Breeze Conference
Center at Mayport Naval
Station. Call president Rob
Judas at (904) 249-1475.
* The Modelers' Club for
modelers interested in cars,
planes, ships and trains meets
from 7-9 p.m. the fourth Mon-
day at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. Call Hal
Mather at 261-6420.
* Moms Group for Stay-at-
home-Moms meets with the
kids at kid-friendly locations.
Call Amy at 261-0554 or e-
for the next meet-ups.
* Nassau Challenger
Bowling League for the physi-
cally and mentally challenged
meets from 3-5 p.m. the sec-
ond Saturday at the bowling
alley on US 17 in Yulee. Call
Melinda Willaford at 261-
* Nassau County Boys &
Girls Club after-school agen-
da offers programs for youths
ages 6-17 at its new, state-of-
the-art Miller Club located
one mile south of ALA on CR
107 (Old Nassauville Road).
The hours are from 2-8 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Staff
and volunteers will provide
homework help, computer
classes, arts and crafts, music
and drama, sports and games,
teen programs, gardening,
health and fitness, cooking
and life skills classes. Call the
Club office at 261-1075 after 2
p.m. weekdays for informa-
tion and enrollment details.
* Nassau Civitan Club
service organization meets at
noon the second and fourth
Thursday at Slider's. Call
Norma Norris at 491-9996 or
Joyce Menz at 321-2526.
* Nassau County 4-H is
open to youth ages 5-18 and
adult volunteers who are
excited to learn more about
leadership, citizenship and
life skills. For information on
becoming a member or adult
volunteer, contact the Nassau
County Extension Service at
(904) 879-1019 or online at
* Nassau County Group
of the Sierra Club is an envi-
ronmental organization that
meets at 7 p.m. the first
Wednesday at the Council on
Aging building, 1367 South
18th St., Fernandina Beach.
Call Joan Altman at 277-2274.
* Nassau County Home
Educators Support Group for
meets the third Thursday at 7
p.m. Call 225-9160 for location
or visit geocities.com/nas-
* Nassau County Master
Gardener volunteers are
trained by County Horticul-
tural Extension agents and
are required to serve 75 vol-
unteer hours year one of their
accreditation and 50 volun-
teer hours annually in all sub-
sequent years to maintain
their certification as Master
Gardeners. Contact Becky
Jordi at 548-1116 or e-mail
* Nassau County
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 execu-
tive committee meeting and 7
p.m. for the branch meeting
the second Monday at the
Peck Center, Fernandina
Beach. Call Courtney Tyson-
Shelby at 491-3419.
FRIDAY, January 23, 2009/News-Leader
Trusting God is as simple as one, two, three
"Ready?" I said. "One, two,
"No, no," my dad
answered, "Let me count."
"Alright," I replied, "You
count," and so he did.
"One, two, three," he said
in a slow and calculated voice,
and up he stood as I assisted
him from off his bed and onto
"Good job Dad," I encour-
aged him as he shuffled his
weight around and tried to get
comfortable. Then, without
warning, my mind drifted
back to a time when things
were a lot different.
"Ready?" I could hear my
dad's voice. "One, two, three."
"No, no," I answered, "Let
and so I did.
all my might
into the pool
and into his
I'll never for-
You see, the memory was
from a time when I was a kid
and not a good swimmer.
Having my dad in the pool,
and knowing that he wouldn't
let me drown, was just what I
needed to help me overcome
my fears. However, now
things had changed and I was
the one helping him. Funny
how that happens, isn't it? As
my mind drifted back to my
dad, now sitting in his wheel-
chair, I found myself over-
whelmed by the love of God;
and it was as simple as one,
two, and three.
The principle is something
we never outgrow. Whether
we are a child standing on the
edge of a pool or we're older
and struggling just to get out
of bed, we all need to know
that someone is there to catch
us should we fall. That's what
the love of God is all about.
I'm sure you would agree
that this life is a bunch of
never ending challenges. For
me, it feels like as soon as I
overcome one thing, and
begin enjoying the fruits of
success, up pops a whole new
challenge that I'm not quite
sure that I'm ready to deal
with. And so the cycle goes.
"No, no," I often say to God
like I used to say to my dad.
"Let me count." And, some-
how, God seems willing to let
me do it as long as at the end
of the day I make the leap.
Now I'm not quite sure
why I felt led to write this par-
ticular article this week, but
perhaps it's just for you.
That's right. I'm convinced
that God would take the time
to print a newspaper article
for just one person if that's
what it took to let them know
how much He loved them. So,
if this article seems to be
speaking to you, just receive it
as a personal encouragement
from the Lord.
The message is a simple
one. The same God who
formed you in your mother's
womb is the same God who
has committed Himself to be
there for you all the days of
your life. Listen to the words
of God through the Prophet
Isaiah, chapter 46:3-4: "Listen
to me, descendants of Jacob,
all who are left of my people. I
have cared for you from the
time you were born. I am your
God and will take care of you
until you are old and your hair
is gray. I made you and will
care for you; I will give you
help and rescue you."
Though life has moved on,
my dad is now in a nursing
home, and I've grown a few of
my own gray hairs, one thing
remains the same. Both my
dad and I are still counting to
three and have learned togeth-
er how to jump into the strong
arms of our loving heavenly
Father and so can you.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Dr. David J. Terry will
lead his fourth lecture series
at Amelia Baptist Church
starting this month and con-
tinuing through May 20.
Terry will survey the
expansion and development
of the church from 325-865
A.D. This period includes the
major Christian councils and
was also the era of the great
church fathers, including
Augustine of Hippo. Survey
the evangelization of Europe
and Asia and learn about mis-
sionaries as diverse as
Patrick and Anschar.
Participants will meet
Sunday from 6:15-8 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church. Two
textbooks are available for
purchase. Terry's lectures
are independent of the texts
and provide unique perspec-
tives on the period. He holds
a Ph.D. in religious studies
with a concentration in
church history. Contact the
church at 261-9527 or e-mail
The church is located at
961167 Buccaneer Trail,
Living Waters World
Outreach Center will conduct
a two-day Ancient Paths semi-
nar entitled Financial
Foundations from 6:30-10
p.m. tonight and from 9 a.m.-
6 p.m. Jan. 24. The seminar,
developed by Craig Hill and
International, will explore
building a strong financial
house by understanding
God's heart on the matter of
stewardship. The cost is $45
single or $85 per couple and
pre-registration is required.
The church is located at
96282 Brady Point Road, just
west of the Shave Bridge.
Call the church office at 321-
2117 for information.
This year marks the 101st
anniversary of the Week of
Prayer for Christian Unity.
On Jan. 24, six area churches
in the Fernandina Beach area
are joining together to spon-
sor and "Interfaith Prayer
Walk." A steering committee
comprising members of St.
Peter's Episcopal, Memorial
United Methodist, First Pres-
byterian, First Baptist, New
Zion Baptist and St. Michael
Catholic Church will be coor-
dinating the celebration.
Participants will start at
St. Michael's at 9:30 a.m. with
a short ecumenical prayer
service. They will then walk
to the next church for a dif-
ferent prayer service. The
Prayer Walk will end at St.
Peter's at Eighth and Centre
streets, followed by light
refreshments, fellowship and
music in the parish hall. The
entire community is invited to
join all or part of this morn-
ing of prayer.
For more information call
the listed churches or Jan
Smith at 261-3677.
Blackrock Baptist Church,
96362 Blackrock Road, Yulee,
invites everyone to its Winter
Revival featuring the Rev.
Rick Coram, who will be
delivering a spirit-filled mes-
sage, and Gospel recording
artist Michael Combs leading
the worship in song. The
revival will start Jan. 25 at
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and
then Jan. 26-28 at 7 p.m. For
more information call the
church at 261-6220 or visit
To provide insights into
Biblical financial principles,
Amelia Baptist Church is
offering a Crown Financial
Ministries small group study
starting Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.
Crown small groups train
people to apply financial prin-
ciples from the Bible to their
everyday lives. The study
covers getting out of debt,
spending, saving and invest-
ing, budgeting, giving, earn-
ing money and training chil-
dren. Practical applications
are a part of applying each
The small group meets
weekly for two hours for a
period of 10 weeks.
Approximately two hours of
preparation are required out-
side of class each week for
participants to complete a
weekly homework assign-
ment. This study has report-
ed a dynamic, life-changing
impact as participants enjoy
the freedom, contentment
and economic stability that
comes from a more disci-
plined and less consumptive
lifestyle. If you'd like to give
this a try, call the office at
Amelia Baptist Church at 261-
9527 for more information
and attend the orientation
session Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.
Methodist Church will begin
small group studies the last
week in January. The book
studies will be The Shack or
Same Kind of Different as
Me. There will be groups of
women, men, couples and
moms meeting in homes as
well as at the church. Anyone
interested may call the
church office at 261-5769 or
Jane Holzkamp at 321-4321.
The sounds of Southern
gospel music will ring loudly
on Jan. 30 at North
Jacksonville Baptist Church
in Jacksonville as popular
Southern gospel recording
artist, Ivan Parker, is featured
in a special concert event at 7
p.m. Parker, who has spent
more than two and a half
decades ministering in
churches and arenas, sharing
his testimony and rich vocal
talents, has more than a
dozen solo recordings to his
credits. In 2007 he enjoyed
his first No. 1 hit, the ballad "I
Choose." Call (904) 735-5850
or visit www.ivanparker.com.
First Baptist is hosting the
2009 Athletes in Action Super
Bowl Breakfast live via satel-
lite on Jan. 31 beginning at
8:30 a.m. Hear from players
on both 2009 Super Bowl
teams, enjoy a "super" break-
fast, and be blessed by inspir-
ing faith testimonies of Bart
Starr, Tony Dungy, Anthony
Munoz and Derrick Brooks
and more. Tickets are $5 per
person and may be pur-
chased in the church office.
For information call 261-3617.
The church is located at 1600
S. Eighth St.
YESTERDAY AND TODAY
The Rev. James T. :,
Dunnam, right, was pastor .
of the First Baptist Church J
for 12 years, from 1962-68
and 1989-95. It was during
his first pastorate that he
spent about two years writ-
ing the book History First .
Baptist Church, Fernandina
Beach, Florida 1959-1967, .
which contained photos and
information used extensive-
ly by the News-Leader in
publishing "First Baptist
Church, yesterday and
today," on Jan. 2. In 1967 the church had a History
Sunday where each member received a copy of the book
at an appreciation dinner.
Following publication, the Rev. Dunnam wrote from
Mississippi, where he and his wife, Betty Sue Dunnam,
below, have a retirement home and he is director of the
Greene County Museum.
"We have many wonderful memories of First Baptist
Church and Fernandina Beach," wrote the Rev.
Dunnam. "That is a 'choice place' to live and work - so
many wonderful people now and also those who have
gone before us."
'"Worship this week
at the place
of your choice"
Sf/ Jackie Hayes,
J 0 .l; Ir It Church
Sunday School ..........................................9:30 am
Sunday W worship ....................................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA .....................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study........................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road * County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor
--- Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Contemporary Praise: 9:30AM
Children's Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
--- First Sunday Each Month ---
Healina Praver: 6PM
Across from Fort Clinch State Park
Ciurc Fi LORIDA 'S
Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corner Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
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, Yulee, FL
(just off AA & Felmor Road)
AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
,An Interdenominationa[ Community Church
Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
A diverse congregation united 6y ourfaith in yesus Christ
- foly Thinity
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A 1928 Prayer Book Parish
The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
Come Grow With Us
Amelia Island Plantation
Outside the Main Gate
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
In Amelia Park
1830 Lake Park Drive
(across from the YMCA)
Sunday worship times
10:00 a.m. (with music)
%T 0 FIRST
9 N. 6th St. * 261-3837
Worship Services 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Come Worship God In One of
Florida's Oldest Sanctuaries!
Jst of Cnre S, D, L Holton Sieling J. Pastor
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Interim Pastor Rev. Kenneth Westbrook
Sunday Morning Worship Services
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 - 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
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Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor
Saturday Vigil Mass. 4pm & 5.30pm
Saturday 4pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses. 8.00 & 10.00am & 12 Noon
Daily Mass. 8.30am - Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri.
Holy Day Masses. Vigil 6.00pm. Holy Day 8.30am
Confessions. Saturday 3.15pm - 3.45pm or by appt.
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566,
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FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Sunday School ............... .9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. . 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training ........... 6:OOP.M.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service - 10:30am
Bible Study -9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday - Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer of Buccaneer Tr, & Gerbing Road, Femandina Bch,
For More Information Call: 261-9527
.., Contemporary Worship
S'Youth, Nursery &
Rob & Christie Goyette 321-2117
Senior Pastors Ont AA I mile west ofAmelia Island
/nnovative Style, Contemporay Music, CasualAtmospbere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
Gathering for worship 10:45am
at Yulee Elem. School
Cafetonum, 86063 Felmore Road & A1A
Small group bible study Sunday morn. @ 9:30am
Team Kid - Sunday night @ 6:00pm @ Yulee Ballpark
Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd.
Connecting with Christ... Connecting wth People.
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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
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Sunday NewMembers Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11a.m.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministries: Bus& Vau Couples, Singles, Youth
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Wednesday Study 6:30PM
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Tips to avoid abusive lenders
TALIAHASSEE - Deciding to purchase a
home is one of the most significant decisions
that a consumer will ever make. It is crucial
that the consumer work with a licensed mort-
gage broker, loan originator or other mortgage
professional during the home buying process.
While most mortgage industry professionals
are honest and ethical, the Florida Association
of Mortgage Brokers (FAMB) offers the fol-
lowing tips to avoid abusive lending practices
during the home buying process:
* Shop around and compare. If you need to
borrow money for a home purchase, refinance,
or home repairs, shop around with different
licensed mortgage brokers and lenders.
Compare interest rates and find out what the
total costs of the loan will be and what your
monthly payment will be before making a deci-
sion. You should be furnished with a Good
Faith Estimate of costs. Use the Good Faith
Estimate from each licensed lender or broker
to compare the loan terms and costs.
* Negotiate. Don't let the promise of extra
cash or lower monthly payments get in the way
of your good judgment. Consider whether the
closing costs you will pay for the loan are really
worth it. Don't agree to a loan that includes
extra products you don't want. Negotiate the
loan terms and agree to a loan amount that will
meet your needs.
* Be cautious. Be wary of anyone who calls
you on the phone, solicits you in the mail or
comes to your door offering "bargain loans."
Beware of claims that the offer is only available
for a short period of time. Beware of lenders
claiming "bad credit - no problem." If the loan
terms seem too good to be true, perhaps they
* Never act immediately. If the mortgage
professional asks for fees up front, ask how the
fees will be used and be certain to get the
explanation in writing. Are the funds for the
appraisal or credit report? Never pay a lender
cash for any fees, and always make the check
payable to the mortgage firm, not the individ-
ual loan officer.
* Understand the terms of your loan. Some
loans may sound very attractive because the
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monthly payment is small. Ask if the payment
will adjust during the life of the loan. Make
sure you know the dollar amount of each
monthly payment. If the loan is adjustable
(ARM), make sure you understand how often
and how much your payment can change.
* Don't be afraid to ask questions. You have
a legal right to know the total cost of the loan,
the annual percentage rate (APR), the monthly
payments and how long you will make pay-
ments on the loan. If you are unsure of any
terms of the loan, ask for an explanation. If you
don't receive a straight answer, go elsewhere
for your financing needs.
* Read carefully before you sign. Don't sign
any document you haven't read or has blank
spaces that could be filled in after you sign.
Don't be pressured into signing any loan
papers you do not understand. If you need an
explanation of any terms or conditions, talk to
someone knowledgeable. Get copies of every-
thing you sign at the time you sign them.
* Borrow only the amount you need and
can afford to repay. Just because you qualify
for a certain amount of money doesn't mean
you should borrow the maximum. Consider
whether you can afford to make the payments.
Determine exactly how much money you need,
borrow only that amount and find out exactly
how much your monthly payment will be. If
you are consolidating debt, make sure you will
have enough money left after closing costs and
loan payoffs to pay any other bills you would
like to eliminate.
* Immediately get help if you feel you have
been victimized. Contact your local state regu-
lators and/or your local Better Business
Bureau to report the individuals and compa-
nies you worked with.
The Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers
is the oldest state trade mortgage association in
the nation whose members strive to attain the
highest degree of excellence and customer service
available. FAMB members also subscribe to a
strict code of ethics. For more information or to
find a mortgage broker in your area, visit the
consumer information page on the FAMB web-
site at www.famb.org.
HOME AND GARDEN BRIEFS
"Booth With A Cause" is a
new program at the
Fernandina Farmers Market.
The market will have one
space available the first
Saturday of each month for a
Nassau County 501 (c) 3
organization to provide pub-
lic awareness to their mis-
sion. The booth will feature
organizations that focus on
health, environmental issues,
youth and/or leisure. There
is no fee for the space and
there are a few Saturdays still
available. Any organization
interested in learning more
should contact the market at
The Fernandina Farmers
Market, open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., features
farm fresh produce, pickled
seasonal vegetables, freshly
baked breads and pastries,
jellies, relishes and mari-
nades, desserts as well as a
wide selection of plants
including orchids and other
tropicals, succulents, herbs
and garden flowers and
shrubs. The market is locat-
ed downtown at Seventh and
Centre streets. Call 491-4872
or visit www.fernandinafarm-
Join the naturalists at
Amelia Island Plantation
today from 4:30-6 p.m. as
they watch Amelia's beautiful
birds come in for the night,
including egrets, herons,
wood ducks and other birds
feeding and roosting. Enjoy
the spectacular view of the
sun setting over the marsh.
Meet at Amelia Island
Plantation's nature center.
Cost is $10 per person, binoc-
ulars provided. Call 321-5082
to reserve your spot
On Feb 5 from 6:30-7:30
p.m., the Nassau County
Extension Service and the St.
Johns Water Management
District will present an infor-
The Hickory Wind Band entertains customers at the
Fernandina Farmers Market.
Program," at the County
Building in Yulee.
The public, homeowner
associations, property man-
agers and homeowners are
encouraged to attend. This
free program will discuss the
need for proper fertilizers on
lawns and ornamental beds
to prevent runoff into reten-
tion ponds. The information
will help Nassau County
groups comply with best
management practices for
fertilization and watering
lawns and landscapes.
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau
Horticulture agent, and Paula
Staples, SJWMD Watershed
Action volunteer coordinator,
will conduct the free session.
For information, contact
Jordi at the Nassau County
Extension office, 548-1116, or
by e-mail at email@example.com.
Curb appeal class
James Loper of Reflec-
tions of Nature at 850688 US
17 South in Yulee will show
design tips on creating curb
appeal for your landscape at
10 a.m. Feb. 7. Whether you
are trying to sell your home
or want to be the envy of the
neighborhood, this free class
is for you. For information
The Nassau County
Extension office is conduct-
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The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet rain or shine
at 8 a.m. Feb. 14 at Huguenot
Park. To get there, cross the
Nassau Sound Bridge and go
8.2 miles south on A1A to the
blinking light. Turn left to
enter the park. Go 0.6 miles
to General Store. Park and
join the "birders." Entrance
fee is $1 - this is a
Jacksonville city park
Possible species include
the Horned Grebe, Red-
breasted Merganser, Long-
billed Curlew, Common Loon
and Marbled Godwit.
Layered clothing is a must
for this time of year.
Bring binoculars, field
guide, bug juice, sunscreen,
rain gear and water.
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The Pirate wrestling team hosted Episcopal and Sandalwood Wednesday in a tri-match. The Pirates lost
to Episcopal but defeated Sandalwood. Pictured, clockwise from top left: Matt Roberts tries to put his
Episcopal opponent on his back; Jake Coombs pinned his Sandalwood opponent in 2:33; Pit LeBrun
pinned his Sandalwood foe in 5:11 and also won by pin against Episcopal; Donnie Moore won by injury
default against his Sandalwood opponent.
Eagles sweep match; Pirates beat Saints
Episcopal won both of its matches
Wednesday night at Fernandina
Beach High School. The Eagle grap-
plers defeated Sandalwood and the
host FBHS Pirates; the Pirates beat
Sandalwood in the finale.
"(Wednesday) was one of those
strange nights where not everything
goes right for a team," said Mark
Durr, FBHS wrestling coach. "We are
having some health issues, not that we
want to make any excuses. Episcopal
really whipped us and we know it.
They have a strong team of mostly
returning wrestlers, including two
state qualifiers, and their 189 finished
fourth in state last year. They are a
strong team and will be hard to beat
"We can just look at (Wednesday)
as a learning opportunity and get after
it again this weekend. If there is one
thing we want to teach Pirate
wrestlers is that we stay and fight no
matter what. We have to get some of
our wounded to our next battle this
weekend and we will."
Pirate Garrett Sharpe avenged an
earlier loss to his Episcopal opponent.
"We think this victory will get
Garrett a top seed at districts," Durr
said. "Adam (Thomason) had a great
night. He has been absorbing every-
The senior grapplers were honored Wednesday night. Pictured,
from left, are Coach Mark Durr, seniors Adam Thomason, Donnie
Moore, Lilly McCloskey, Ian Muir, team statistician Caitlin O'Leary
and Coach John Williams.
Episcopal 52, FBHS 18 FBHS 54, Sandalwood 30
103-Lilly McCloskey lost by technical fall 17-2 103-McCloskey won by forfeit
112-Jeremy Jutras lost by decision 8-1 112-Jeremy Jutras won by forfeit
119-Jake Coombs lost by pin in 5:30 119-Jake Coombs won by pin in 2:33
125-John Morrissey lost by pin in 2:43 125-John Morrissey won by forfeit
130-Garrett Sharpe won by pin in 3:49 130-Garrett Sharpe lost by pin in 1:33
145-Pit LeBrun won by pin in 4:34 145-Pit LeBrun won by pin in 5:11
152-lan Muir lost by decision 14-13 160-Sean Watkins won by pin in 2:50
160-Sean Watkins lost by major decision 10-1 171 -Donnie Moore won by injury default
171 -Donnie Moore lost by decision 8-2 189-Matt Roberts won by forfeit
189-Matt Roberts lost by decision 15-10 215-Conner Lawrence lost by pin in 1:36
215-Conner Lawrence lost by pin in 2:43 285-Adam Thomason won by pin in 3:06
285-Adam Thomason won by pin in :50
thing in the practice room and com-
bining that with his own fierce com-
petitive spirit on match day equals
one quality wrestler. Adam will defi-
nitely be a force to be reckoned with
at districts. He is one of those guys we
wish we would have had longer but
are very happy to get him for this one
year. He has got a great attitude and
excellent work ethic."
The Hornets improved to 16-4
overallTuesday with a 71-61win over
the Bolles Bulldogs in Yulee.
"We did not play very well but
showed the ability to keep focusing
on winning and, in the fourth quarter,
made corrections in pulling out the
win," said Don Burton, Yulee High
School head boys basketball coach.
"Bolles played very well and led at
half 32-29 and then they took an
eight-point lead early in the third
quarter, but we made some stops
and hit some big shots to pull ahead
"We played well in the fourth
quarter, outscoring Bolles 29-20."
Demetrius Small scored 22 points
and Jarrell Mitchell had 21 to steer
The Hornets travel to Callahan to
take on the West Nassau Warriors
tonight, one week after beating coun-
ty rival Fernandina Beach High
School, a first for the new Yulee High
"I just thought it was a very com-
petitive game played between two
excellent teams competing very
intently," Burton said of the FBHS
game. "Coach (Matt) Schreiber does
a great job and his kids are very
good, so it took our best effort. I
thought our guards did an excellent
job of defending their perimeter play-
"As a coach, you want this type of
game to be a battle down to the wire.
It makes is to much more exciting for
the fans and the players really look
forward to this type of game."
Small led Yulee in that game as
well, scoring 26 points.
The Pirates (17-2) rebounded
from the loss to Yulee and beat host
Trinity Christian 79-51 Tuesday.
"It's good to get back on the win-
ning track," Schreiber said. "We
played better than we have in a cou-
ple of weeks."
The Pirates jumped out to a 20-12
Up1neXt first-quarter lead
and extended it to
The FBHS 42-27 by halftime.
Pirates (17-2) The Pirates won
host the all four quarters,
Episcopal including a 21-9
Eagles tonight fourth.
for winter Junior Patrick
homecoming. Garvin was the
The Yulee Garvin was the
Hornets (16-4) top scorer for the
travel to West Pirates for the sec-
Nassau High ond game in a row
School tonight. with another 24
Games are at points, including
6 p.m. (junior a trio of three-
varsity) and pointers. He also
7:30 p.m. (var- had four
sity). rebounds, a pair
of assists and two
steals. Garvin was perfect at the foul
line, sinking all five of his shots.
"Patrick's really come along the
last week or so," Schreiber said. "It
seems like he's being more patient
and letting the game come to him."
Junior Carlos Holcey had a triple-
double with 16 points, 12 rebounds
and 10 assists to go along with a pair
"Carlos is able to do so many dif-
ferent things to help us," Schreiber
said. "I think he's had a triple-double
before but it was points, rebounds
and steals. This time it was assists, so
he sees his teammates really well."
Zach Rocheleau, also a junior,
scored 13 points with three three-
pointers and had three rebounds,
four assists and five steals.
"Zach has the last couple of weeks
really shot the basketball well,"
Schreiber said. "As long as we under-
stand we're a defensive team first,
we'll be successful as we go into the
Terin Dallas, another junior, had
five rebounds, two assists and four
steals to go along with eight points.
The Pirates host Episcopal tonight
for winter homecoming. They travel
to Hilliard Saturday. Varsity tilt is at
7:30 p.m. both nights. The junior var-
sity squads play at 6 p.m. tonight and
4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Lady Pirates blank Trinity,
fall to Eagles in semifinal
The Lady Pirates easily made it
through the first round of the dis-
trict tournament Tuesday, blanking
Trinity Christian 8-0 at Bolles.
Jennifer Stelmach, Savannah
Young and Hope Swan scored two
goals apiece for the Fernandina
Beach High School girls soccer team.
Olivia Danaher and Emma Feakes
scored one each. Tara Whitaker had
a trio of assists and Danaher, Emily
Parker and Young had one each.
The Lady Pirates advanced to the
next round and took on Episcopal
Wednesday. FBHS was eliminated by
the Eagles 3-0 in the semifinal. Bolles
and Episcopal play tonight for the
District 4-3A championship.
Symptoms above the neck?
Q. I am a high school basketball player. If I
* am sick is it still OK to play?
A. Athletic participation during illness is
* generally not recommended. Your body
is trying to fight off this illness and needs as
much energy as possible to do so. Athletic par-
ticipation essentially drains you of that energy,
leaving less for your immune system to use to
fight off the illness. Over-exertion during ill-
ness can also lead to depression of the
immune system, putting you at increased risk
for more serious illness. This topic was recent-
ly addressed at a national meeting of the
American Orthopedic Society for Sports
Medicine and some general recommendations
If an athlete's symptoms are clearly "above
the neck," meaning nasal congestion and sore
throat, it is felt to be acceptable to train on a
limited intensity level and increase intensity if
symptoms are not increased. Certainly if you
feel worse, you should stop.
If an athlete has symptoms "below the
neck," such as cough, body aches, muscle
soreness or shortness of breath, then training
and participation should stop until these symp-
toms have resolved. If you have fever, it is not
recommended that you participate. One par-
ticular concern regarding fever is that it may
be associated with myocarditis, an inflamma-
tion of the heart, and myocarditis has an asso-
ciation with sudden death in athletes.
Matt Lauer of 'The Today Show" inter-
viewed Dr. Phillip Tierno, an infectious dis-
ease expert, regarding illness and bacterial
contamination of everyday locations such as
taxis, ATM machines, escalator rails and so
on. Lauer went about his normal day and, at
several stops along the way, Tierno would take
culture swabs of the things that he had just
The results were shocking. Bacterial con-
taminants of spit and sneezes were commonly
found. The results did not surprise Tierno,
who noted that a potential source of infection
is the gymnasium or health
club. It is a warm environ-
ment with lots of hot, sweaty
people using the machines.
As you can imagine, one by
one, members grab onto the
rails, bars and handles of the
exercise equipment, poten-
tially passing bacteria from
one person to another.
Many gyms, such as our
local YMCA, keep antiseptic
spray bottles close by to
allow you to "decontaminate"
the equipment. Most people
use these after they are done
with a particular machine. In
some cases, it is just not real-
istic to spray down each and
every handle after you are done, but you
should try to do it when you can, especially if
you are sick.
During your workout, you should also try
to keep your hands away from your eyes, nose
and mouth to reduce your risk of spreading
infection. Many recommend even trying to
spray the machines before you use them.
When you are done with your workout, wash
your hands again.
If you are already sick, then as much as
your workouts mean to you, you should con-
sider avoiding the gym all together until you
are well. There are lots of people there work-
ing hard, becoming winded and breathing
deep, and I am sure they don't care to suck
your germs deep into their lungs.
This column is written to discuss issues
regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replacement for treatment
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
HORNETS PLAY FOR CROWN
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Yulee Middle School boys basket-
ball team hosted the Lake City Falcons
Wednesday night in a Florida Crown
Conference playoff. The YMS Hornets
won 61-55 and host the Lakeside
Gators tonight at 6 p.m. in the confer-
ence championship game. Above, Austin
Morea shoots for the Hornets. Left, Tony
Stevens fights for possession. Left top,
Derrick "Shocka" Henry takes a shot.
OUTDOORS / TIDES
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23,2009 SPORTS News-Leader
PHOTOS BY TERRY LACOSS/SPECIAL
Wilson Tennille, Dan McCranie and Bruce Thebault, from left, are pictured with a nice
Amelia Island black sea bass.
A perfect weekend for fishermen
tions this week-
end for offshore
allow bottom-fishing activity
for both large and small salt-
water boaters. Saturday
. find light
and air tem-
the low 50s
with a high
ON THE stay out of
the west for
WATER the remain-
der of the
TERRY day and
LACOSS blowing up
to 8 knots. It
will be a per-
fect day for fishing at many of
Amelia Island's near shore
fish havens for delicious eat-
ing bottom fish.
Sunday the weather will
stay much the same with
winds switching to the north,
northeast late in the after-
noon. However, there is a 30
percent chance of rain on
Black sea bass head up the
list of good eating bottom
species of fish presently hold-
ing at many live hard bottoms
and artificial reefs. KBY artifi-
cial reef is located some five
miles northeast of the St.
Marys north jetty rocks
where sea bass weighing to
two pounds are running along
with a few keeper red snap-
Other popular bottom fish-
ing locations, where both nat-
ural hard bottoms and artifi-
cial reefs holding sea bass,
red snapper and grouper,
include FA, FC, HH, AH and
Schultz's Fish Market. Best
baits for bottom fishing
include fresh local squid, cut
chunks of fresh cigar min-
nows and live pinfish.
Deep sea fishermen may
be in for a big surprise as his-
torically large sharks will
attack hooked red snapper
and grouper right at the boat
during the winter fishing sea-
Backwater fishermen will
find an early morning flood
tide that arrives at 7:29 a.m.
Saturday. I would recommend
casting in-line spinners or
1/4-ounce gold spoons in the
flooded spartina marshes for
redfish weighing to 10
pounds. Fish both the east
The Coast Guard Auxiliary
at Amelia Island will be con-
ducting a six-week boating
course starting Feb. 17 and
ending March 31. The classes
will be held every Tuesday
and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at
the Amelia Island Lighthouse
cottage in Fernandina Beach.
This course is excellent
for both the beginning boater,
who needs to understand the
fundamentals of boating, and
for the experienced boater,
who may be in need of a
The basics of boat han-
dling, weather, navigation,
electronics, use of radios and
rules of the waterways are
some of the subjects that will
be covered. This class satis-
fies state boater education
The enrollment fee is $35
and textbook materials will be
For information on the
course and to register, con-
tact Steve Filkoff at 904-491-
8629 or email at scarf@bell-
south.net. For information on
boating safety classes, visit
Shawn Pope boated this 25-inch keeper gag grouper
while fishing at FA fish haven with cut bait on the bot-
and west shorelines located
just south of the Shave
The early morning flood
tide should also offer excel-
lent beach fishing for whiting
weighing to two pounds.
Excellent eating whiting con-
tinue to run along Amelia
Island's pristine beaches, par-
ticularly during the high
falling tide. Fish with ultra-
fresh local shrimp right on
Sea trout weighing to four
pounds are running at the
north side of the St. Marys
south jetty rocks during the
falling tide. Fish with live
shrimp under a trout float
with the depth of the live
shrimp adjusted so it drifts
just off the bottom. Sea trout
fishing will be closed during
the entire month of February
in Northeast Florida waters.
Anglers may e-mail photos
mail them to P.O. Box 766,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
or drop them by 511 Ash St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call Beth
Jones at 261-3696.
All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to
participate in the local level of competition for
the 2009 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw
Championship. The local competition will be
held Jan. 31 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Peck
Center Gym, 510 S. 10th St., Fernandina
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw
Championship is sponsored annually with
winners progressing though local, district and
state competitions. International champions
are announced by the K of C international
headquarters based on scores from the state-
level competitions. All boys and girls 10-14
years old are eligible to participate and will
compete in their respective age divisions. Last
year more than 170,000 sharpshooters partic-
ipated in over 3,000 local competitions.
All contestants on the local level are recog-
nized for their participation in the event.
Participants are required to furnish proof of
age and written parental consent. For entry
forms or information contact Tom Smeeton at
Training for Gate River Run
Runners and walkers of all ages and abili-
ties are invited to train for the Gate River Run
at 8 a.m. Saturday through March 7 at the
Amelia Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416
Lynndale Road. There will be a 30-minute talk
on fitness and training, followed by runs or
walks of increasing distance. Call 261-0698 or
visit felixortho.com for information.
Pirates on the Run
Registration is now open for the 2009
Pirates on the Run 5K/10K and children's
runs Feb. 21. This year's race will feature a
new headquarters, at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church in downtown Fernandina Beach; a
new route, including a cross-country segment
through the Egans Creek Greenway; and a
free pancake breakfast for all registered run-
ners ($5 for non-runners). The race will also
feature Champion Chip timing, Fernandina
Pirates Club members along the race route,
door prizes at the post-race awards ceremony
and long-sleeve T-shirts for the first 400 regis-
Fees for the 5K/10 OK will be $20 through
Feb. 15 or $15 for members of the local run-
ning club, Amelia Island Runners. From Feb.
16 through race day, registration will be $25
for everyone. There will also be half-mile and
one-mile fun runs for children 10 and younger,
with a $10 registration. Walkers are also wel-
come to sign up for the 5K event.
Registration forms are available at various
locations, including Nassau Health Foods on
T.J. Courson Road, the YMCA on Citrona
Drive and Club 14 Fitness on South 14th
Street. Forms can also be downloaded from
AmelialslandRunners.com, where online reg-
istration is also available. For information, visit
the website or call (904) 624-0027.
Old Timers, gearup
Practices for the annual Old Timers foot-
ball game are under way at at the Ybor
Alvarez fields on Bailey Road in Fernandina
Beach. Call president David Tate at 753-4804.
SUBLMITIE D) HUOIUS
The Fernandina Beach Middle School
boys, above, and girls, below, soccer
teams were Florida Crown Conference
runners-up this season.
Elm Street Little League
Elm Street Little League will hold sign-ups
for baseball and softball for the 2009 season
from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 and 31.
Fee is $40 for the first child with an addi-
tional $10 for siblings. Call President Wayne
Peterson at 753-1663 or e-mail him at
email@example.com. Coaches, man-
agers, board members and volunteers are
YuleeLite League sign-ups
Yulee Little League registration is from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and from 4:30-6:30
p.m. Jan. 26-29. Tryouts are Jan. 30-31. Fee
is $75 per child ($50 for siblings). Birth certifi-
cate and proof of residency required.
Umpires clinic is from 10 a.m. to noon Feb.
14 and 21. Manager/coaches meeting is at
6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Opening day is March 7.
Babe Ruth registration
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth is holding
online registration for the spring season for
baseball and softball at www.leaguelineup/fer-
nandina. Fee is $105 ($110 county).
Pop Warner coaches
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is accept-
ing applications for all 2009 football and cheer
head and assistant coaches. Contact Stacy
Black at 310-6079. Leave a message.
FRIDAY, January 23, 2009 SCHOOL NEWS News-Leader
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The First Coast Freedom Playground Foundation is seeking to create a universally
accessible playground in Fernandina Beach and recently was approved by the city to
locate the facility on land around the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center.
This month, landscape architect Ted Kempton of Hardeman Kempton & Associates
visited Fernandina to get information about the town and start planning the play-
ground design. He visited Ms. Pierce's and Mr. Demeter's classes at Emma Love
Hardee Elementary School to get suggestions from the kids about what they'd like to
have at the park. Meeting with Kempton, kneeling above, are students Brenna Dahl,
Kayla Hagren, Lindsey Delille and Ique Jones.
Kempton asked the kids to think about their favorite activities to do at a park, not
just swinging and sliding. He then asked them to draw a picture of that. He also asked
them what they thought was unique about Fernandina Beach, and to incorporate that
into their pictures. Finally, he asked them to think about their grandparents or friends
that might have difficulty using the equipment or participating in their activities and
asked the kids to think about ways to make their activities accessible for all.
During the month of November, Mrs. John's kindergarten class at Faith Christian
Academy attended the Slim Goodbody educational program as part of their science
unit on the human body. Slim Goodbody is a nationally acclaimed Public Broadcasting
System character that has educated children throughout the United States for over 30
years on educational television and nationwide tours. Above, the students show Slim
Goodbody their child-sized human body posters that they colored and labeled which
pictured the brain, heart, lungs, stomach and intestines.
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Nikki Brodeur is 11 years
old and is in sixth grade at
Emma Love Hardee
Elementary School. She
enjoys playing with her
brother and her puppy.
She also enjoys reading.
Her puppy's name is
Jasmine and her brother's
name is Tyler. Her favorite
color is purple and blue
mixed. She loves to sing
and tap her feet. When she
grows up she wants to be a
Teen B.L.A.S.T. presents
Teen Game Night for grades
six through 12 at 6 p.m.
tonight in the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
Community Room on Lime
Street. Bring your favorite
CDs for background music.
All boys and girls ages 10
to 14 are invited to participate
in the local level of competi-
tion for the 2009 Knights of
Columbus Free Throw
Championship. The local
competition will be held Jan.
31 from noon to 4 p.m. at the
Peck Center Gym, 510 South
10th St., Fernandina Beach.
The Knights of Columbus
Free Throw Championship is
sponsored annually, with win-
ners progressing though local,
district and state competitions.
International champions are
announced by the Kof C inter-
national headquarters based
on scores from the state-level
competitions. All boys and
girls 10 to 14 years old are eli-
gible to participate.
Participants are required to
furnish proof of age and writ-
ten parental consent. For
entry forms contact Tom
Smeeton at 321-4139.
College plan deadline
The deadline to receive
current Florida Prepaid
College Plan prices is Jan. 31.
The Budget for College
Challenge on the Florida
Prepaid College Plan Web site,
helps families figure out
where there may be room in
their budgets for college sav-
Florida Prepaid College
Plan prices start at a little over
$3 a day for the 4-year univer-
sity tuition plan for a newborn.
Plans can be used at Florida's
public universities and com-
munity colleges, or their value
may be transferred to out-of-
state and private colleges.
Online enrollment is avail-
able at www.myfloridapre-
paid.com. Or call 1-800-552-
GRAD (4723) to order an
enrollment kit in English or
The American Legion
Auxiliary Girls State Program
has provided high school girls
across the country the oppor-
tunity to participate in a
hands-on citizenship training
program for more than 60
years. The American Legion
Auxiliary Girls State Program
is a non-partisan program for
teaching how government
works while developing confi-
dence, leadership skills and an
appreciation for your rights as
For more information con-
tact Brenda Vurnakes at The
American Legion Post 54, 12
South 11th St., 261-7900, or
your guidance counselor.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 23,2009
/ FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
'Diaries of Adam and Eve' a different side of Twain
A melia Community
A Theatre is inviting
audiences to step
ack in time with
their latest production, Mark
Twain's 'The Diaries of Adam
and Eve." The play, edited and
adapted by David Birney, is
based on two short pieces by
the master humorist.
"One of the things that sur-
prised me was the sophistica-
tion of the dialogue," said co-
director Jennifer Webber.
"Most people who are familiar
with Mark Twain know Huck
Finn and Tom Sawyer - that
kind of homespun dialogue.
This is more like a drawing-
room comedy, like The
Importance of Being Earnest.'
I think it's interesting to see
that side of Twain."
Webber, who is co-directing
the play with fellow ACT mem-
ber Sinda Nichols, said Birney
skillfully combined two very
different pieces into a cohesive
whole. "I think one of the
things that strikes me is that
David Birney very clearly inte-
grates both of these stories,"
she said. "'The Diary of Adam'
was written when Twain was a
younger man, and The Diary
of Eve' was written later in his
life, after he had lost his wife
and a daughter."
Webber said that although
the play has a serious side,
dealing with loss and death,
greater stress is laid on
humor. "The concept is, what
would it be like to be the very
first people and have no one to
turn to and say, 'What is that?'"
she said. "Eve takes charge of
the naming of everything, and
Adam scrambles to keep up
with Eve's quick mind.
"It would be suitable for the
whole family, but the humor
might be too sophisticated for
very young children," Webber
added. "Even the Bible study
class can come. It's not sacrile-
gious - it's just fun."
The play is cast with two
veterans of the ACT stage,
Geoffrey King and ACT
Managing Director Linda
McClane. "We're really thrilled
that Linda McClane is back
onstage," Webber said. The
last time she had a part in a
play was 2001. She's one of our
most gifted actresses, and
TWAIN Continued on 2B
King and ACT
in "The Diaries
of Adama and
Eve" at Amelia
are tonight and
Saturday at 8
Sunday at 2
p.m. at the
are $10 for
adults and $5
tions, call 261-
PHOTO COURTESY OF
Desserts for a good cause
HEATHER A. PERRY
The annual Desserts of
Amelia takes place from 6-8
p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Desserts of Amelia co-chair
Patti Burch said this year's
event is not just about the
"This is the sole fund-raiser
that Fernandina Beach Middle
School has for their teachers.
There have been huge budget
cuts from the state so the teach-
ers really need money for edu-
cational supplies for their class-
rooms. All the money raised
goes directly to meet those
In an effort to increase par-
ticipation, both teachers and
students are competing to see
who can sell the most tickets.
"The teacher who sells the
most tickets gets to pick an item
they need for their classroom
and we'll have a live auction to
raise money for that specific
item," said Burch.
For every ticket a student
sells, they get to go to a spe-
cial Valentine's Day party.
"We have an iPod Touch or
$200 cash or other great prizes
for students," said Burch.
Live entertainment the first
hour will be provided by sci-
ence teacher Larry Sylvester
and his band, which performs
locally at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island and also by band
director Randy Hamm during
Grisel Baldrich dips a marshmallow into milk chocolate
flowing from a fountain at last year's Desserts of Amelia.
Individual and corporate sponsorships are new this year.
Contact Burch, Lori Venerdi or Fran Holland at Fernandina
Beach Middle School, 491-7938. All donations are tax
* $150 - Pie in the Sky: one entry ticket and special
* $250 - Sweet Filling: two entry tickets and group signage
* $500 - Icing on the Cake: four entry tickets, signage, reserved
parking at entrance and mention by the emcee.
the second hour.
While sampling delectable
desserts from restaurants
around the island, guests may
bid on items in silent and live
auctions. Tickets are $10 and
may be purchased through the
school or from any middle
school student or teacher.
Tickets include automatic
entry into a drawing to win one
of three prizes: four one-day
park hopper tickets to Walt
Disney World's four theme
parks, a deluxe patio grill or
dinner for two at the Verandah.
"Last year was our best year
ever. Over 400 people attend-
ed and the feedback was very
positive," said Burch. "We're
really hoping people will come
out and support this event."
The Island Art
Association held a
"Meet the Artists
Reception" Jan. 9 at the
IAA Gallery on North
Second Street, which
highlighted eight local
artists from the
Wednesday oil painters'
group, Melba Craven,
Louise Malone, Paul
McBrearty and Barbara
Noden. The paintings,
self-portraits and other
works, will be on dis-
play through February.
Top left, Massing
hams it up in front of
Beach Police Chaplain
Don McFadyen sits
down to draw his own
Artists Malone and
Karen McFadyen in
front of the self-por-
Bring your dog or cat photos to Tine Kirkland
Graham on Jan. 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a whimsi-
cal, colorful acrylic portrait. Graham is a guest
artist at Eileen's Art and
Antiques Centre, 702
Centre St., through
Graham is a self
S w. taught, late in life artist.
She also exhibits in gal-
leries in Nantucket,
Mass., Bay Head, N.J., and Morristown, NJ. She
has written six creative books.
Photos may be delivered at any time, but visit
with the artist on Jan. 24, when she will be paint-
ing and signing books.
She will take a photo of your pet if you don't
have one. Call 2772717.
Nassau County Schools and the Florida
Department of Education invite all parents of
kindergarten through grade five students to a free
"Families Building Better Readers Parent
Workshop" on Jan.26 at Yulee Elementary School,
86063 Felmor Road.
This workshop will provide parents with sim-
pie instructional activities
, they can do with their chil-
dren to improve their reading
U performance, with resources
that will help improve their
children's literacy throughout
Slife and with a free parent tool
D Registration and a compli-
mentary pizza dinner will be
. held from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and
the workshop from 6 to 8 p.m.
If needed, childcare will be provided for chil
dren under school age. Please call to notify staff of
your childcare needs at 491-9887.
Augustine artist Kaytee
Esser will show you how to
get started painting people
or pet portraits in two sepa- o
On Jan.26 28 from 9:30-12:30 p.m. at the Island
Art Association on North Second Street learn the
basics for painting people portraits by the use of
underpainting to develop a finished portrait. Call
261-7020 to register. The pet portrait workshop
for adults 18 and up is Jan.29-31 at the Fernandina
Art Gallery studio.
Students in both classes should bring photos
of their subject, a sketchbook (no smaller than 9
by 12 inches) and painting materials. The cost is
$180 and classes are limited to eight.
Esser has a B.FA. in painting from Kutztown
University, Pa., and is a professional animal and
people portrait artist. Visit
www.KayteeEsser.com, call (843) 476-9059 or e-
Island Museum of
History invites the
public to the muse-
um on Jan. 27 at
5:30 p.m. for a spe-
cial presentation featuring Bill Warner, founder of
the Concours d'Elegance, to kick off the new
exhibit on Fernandina Beach's racing past by
bringing in one of Warner's vintage Simplex race-
cars. The car will be on display at the museum all
day leading up to the event in the evening. The
presentation will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with a
reception following. Admission is free for muse-
um members and $10 for non-members. For infor-
mation contact the museum at 261-7378.
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'The concept is, what would it be like
to be the very first people and have no one
to turn to and say, 'What is that?"
CO-DIRECTOR JENNIFER WEBBER
FRIDAY, January 23, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
The Nassau Humane
Society annual Flea & Tick
Garage Sale will be held Feb.
20 and 21 from 7:30 a.m.-
It is now accepting dona-
tions of art, antiques, furniture,
housewares, jewelry, sporting
goods, tools, toys and other
items for the sale. Bring your
tax-deductible donations to
the shelter (located by the
Fernandina Beach Airport).
Call Penny with questions at
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach at 201
Jean Lafitte Blvd. will hold a
Spaghetti Dinner from 6-8
p.m. today. The menu will
include spaghetti, salad,
dessert and tea for $8. Take-
out orders for lunch will be
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
with free delivery. For reserva-
tions call 261-6088 (leave a
message with your name,
phone number, number of din-
ners and if you want delivery
for lunch or dine in at the club-
house). Tickets may also be
purchased at the door.
Teen B.L.A.S.T. presents
Teen Game Night for teens in
sixth through 12th grade at 6
p.m. tonight in the
Fernandina Beach Police
Room on Lime Street. Bring
your favorite CDs for back-
The First Coast Trail
Forgers walking club will
hold a walk at 8:45 a.m. Jan.
24 through the Fort George
Island Cultural State Park,
12157 Heckscher Drive,
Jacksonville, on Jan. 24 at
Enjoy the outdoors while
you explore the natural
scenery of the island. The
walk will begin at the Ribault
Club, established in 1928 as a
playground for the affluent.
The walk then proceeds
through Kingsley Plantation,
an early 1800's sea island
cotton plantation with remains
of tabby structured ruins and
slave quarters. All walking
events are open to the public
and new members are always
welcome. Contact Harold
Weber at (904) 704-8402.
Art House, 11 S. Seventh
St., Fernandina Beach, is
offering a new series of
classes starting Jan. 26,
Photographic Style with Robin
Rafloski; Can't Draw, Won't
Draw, Still Want to Draw;
Drawing and Painting; Photo
& Graphic Software a Digital
Fractal Key; and Rock Art -
Abstract Impulse Urban
Expressionism (starting Jan.
27). For more information and
to register, call (904) 705-
6178 or 261-0116.
Upcoming Council On
Aging Senior Center activi-
ties in Fernandina Beach
include, Jan. 26 from 10-
10:50 a.m., "Historical
Artifacts from Britain" with
Nico Findeisen, a longtime
expert on the Crown Jewels
of England and other British
memorabilia. He will show a
few items from his collection
of more than 4,000 pieces,
including a replica of Queen
Elizabeth's crown jewels.
On Jan. 28 from 10-10:50
a.m., enjoy "Ghosts of
Amelia & Other Tales" with
local author Maggie Carter-de
Vries. Her just-published book
draws on the historical lore of
Amelia Island and inter-
weaves mysteries of ghost
hauntings in homes and other
Jan. 30 from 10-10:50
a.m. is "Pain Management"
with Jennifer Ward of Alliance
Care-Home Health Services.
Chronic pain affects 86 million
Americans. Hear the latest
pain management information
and 10 tips for easing night-
Call Frances Bartelt at
261-0701, ext. 102.
The Camden/Kings Bay
Council, Navy League of
the United States, will meet
Jan. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. at
the Kings Bay Conference
Center on board the Naval
Submarine Base Kings Bay in
St. Marys, Ga.
The featured program will
be the crewmembers of the
USS Constitution ("Old
Ironsides"), the oldest com-
missioned warship in the
world and the flagship of the
United States Navy. Dinner is
$20 per person and reserva-
tions are required by today.
Call 912-729-7327 or e-mail
The Sons of the
American Legion Squadron
54 will hold a fish and
shrimp dinner from 1-7 p.m.
Jan. 24 at the old log cabin at
11th Street and Atlantic
Avenue. Dine in or take out.
Cost is a $10 donation.
Friends of the Library,
Fernandina Beach, and
Books Plus are co-sponsors
of the Friends Annual
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that each row, column
contain the numbers
1 through 9. Solution
will appear in the
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2008
Courtyard Nights at the Florida
Community College Betty P. Cook Nassau
Center presents the Peck Ensemble from
7:30-9 p.m. tonight. The ensemble, directed
by Nanette Autry, will present a program of
African spirituals and more.
Sponsored by the FCCJ Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center, the News-Leader and the
Nassau County Record, Courtyard Nights is
free and open to the public. Light refresh-
ments will be available but individuals may
bring their own. Alcoholic beverages are not
permitted. Call 548-4400 for information.
The Martini Bar at Ocean 60 Restaurant,
60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, presents the
Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz Trio featuring
Bonnie Eisele tonight and Jan. 24 and Feb. 6
and 7 from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Visit
www.ocean60.com or call (904) 247-0060.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Concert Series continues with its third per-
formance by the Jupiter String Quartet on
Jan. 25 at 3 p.m., with a TreeCup Sunday
brunch offered at $18 plus tax from noon to
2:30 p.m. For reservations, call (904) 899-
6010. Concerts are included in museum
admission. Museum members are admitted
free and admission for non-members is $10.
The Cummer is located at 829 Riverside
Steve Kaufman will conduct a three-day,
all levels flat-picking workshop Jan. 30 and
31 and Feb. 1 hosted by The Florida House
at 20-22 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach.
Luncheon, Jan. 27 at noon
at the Amelia Island
Plantation, Racquet Park
Conference Center. The pro-
gram will feature award-win-
ning author Enid Shomer, who
will discuss Tourist Season:
Turning Points in Lives, or
Why We Need Art.
Tickets for this timely,
program are available at
Books Plus on Centre Street
or the library. Cost is $25 for
FLO members and $30 for
The Amelia Island-
Foundation annual meeting
Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. will be
held at the post office on
Centre Street. Buddy Jacobs
will give an update on the
acquisition of the building by
the city of Fernandina Beach
and Jose Miranda will discuss
the Centre/Main Street USA
program. A tour of the second
and third floors will follow the
program. There are no handi-
capped facilities and comfort-
able shoes are advised.
Call Susan Siegmund,
interim president, at 261-
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4. PBS science show
8. Fencing sword
14. Notice of death
15. Softened color
16. Rust fungi
18. Atomic Energy Authority
19. Coco plum
20. 41st President
23. Longest division of geolog-
24. Used to be Ul
25. Doesn't sit
28. Sororal concern
33. ellenic: all Greek
34. 18840 PA
35. An informal debt instru-
36. Relating to the ilium
1. Male deer
4. Not yes
5. Gcr. highway: aut
7. Area Trauma Advisory Board
8. Card game
9. Popular school organization
10. Old world, new
13. Carnivorous fish
15. Unintentional act
21. Goddess of the dawn
22. Previous Soviet Union
26. Largest silver coin
27. The inner self
28. Exchange goods
29. 8th Jewish month
38. Am. Library Assoc.
39. More fair
41. Radioactivity unit
42. Genus lutra
47. Raised platforms
49. Indicates near
50. Do over, as of a house
51. Ghostlyv double
57. Shrek III director Hui
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61. Lariat or lasso
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Workshop price is $200. Call 261-3300 or
Evening at the opera
ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the
Symphony) is offering an evening of enter-
tainment, with dinner at the Ocean Club on
the Amelia Island Plantation, followed by con-
cert tickets and round-trip bus transportation
to and from Jacoby Hall, for the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra's production of
Puccini's "Turandot" on Feb. 7. For reserva-
tions or information, contact Ted Preston at
Story and Song
"An Evening of Story & Song" kicks
off its fifth season with the return of
Queen of Hearts, four singer/songwriters who
lend their beautiful voices to blend unique
songs and outstanding harmonies with great
chemistry. The Queens will perform at the
Parish Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church
(corner of Eighth and Atlantic) on Feb. 7.
Seating is limited for the 8 p.m. show; doors
open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may
be purchased in advance from series spon-
sor First Coast Community Bank (1750 South
14th St.) or at St. Peter's administration
office. Call Mark & Donna Paz Kaufman at
277-2664 for information. Visit
'Recpe for Love
Jack & Diane's, 708 Centre St., presents
Recipe For Love, an intimate Valentine's din-
ner and show, featuring The Dynamic Les
DeMerle Jazz Trio with vocalist Bonnie Eisele
on Feb. 13 and 14 at 7 and 9 p.m. Cost is
$75 per person. Dinner includes appetizer,
entree, dessert, glass of wine, gratuity and
show included. Call 321-1444.
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
hold its "Gold 'n Rule" fine
jewelry and accessories
fundraiser for the hospital on
Jan. 29 in dining rooms 1 and
2 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. All are
welcome. Cash, check, credit
cards and payroll deductions
are accepted. All sales will be
20 percent off retail.
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold
it's annual Valentine Card
Party on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at
the Clubhouse at 201 Jean
Lafitte Blvd. All card games,
board games, Dominoes and
Mahjongg are welcome. Get a
group together and come on
out. The cost is $5 per person
and dessert will be served.
For reservations call 321 -
1752 or contact a Woman's
The Nassau County
Writers and Poets Society
will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14
at the Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport. All writers
and poets in the county are
invited; bring two double-
spaced pages of your original
prose or two to three of your
Be prepared to read and
discuss your work. For infor-
mation, contact Cara at
www.wordsmythe @ net-
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
meet at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. Feb. 19.
The speaker will be
Maarten van de Guchte,
museum director. He will talk
about the Cummer Museum
of Art & Gardens, the largest
fine arts museum in Northeast
Florida. He will also preview
the upcoming exhibition:
Georgia O'Keeffe and Her
Times: American Modernism
from the Lane Collection of
the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston. All men are invited.
Tickets are $15 in advance
and $17 at the door. For
reservations, call Bob Keane
* * **
Faith Christian Academy
presents the Ninth Annual
Father/Daughter Ball from 7-
10 p.m. March 14 at the
Amelia Island Plantation
Ballroom. There will be live
music featuring Les DeMerle,
professional photography and
Dress is semi-formal and
dance shoes. Fathers and
daughters of all ages are wel-
come. Tickets are $85 for
father and daughter and $40
for each additional daughter;
or $100 and $45 after Feb.
28. Price includes a gift bag
and memory book. Tickets are
on sale at Faith Christian
Academy, 96282 Brady Point
Road, Fernandina Beach. Call
Rescuing Animals In
Nassau will hold its first
spay/neuter gala, "An
Afffuurrr To Remember," on
March 28 from 6-10 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach
Chef Rick will present a full
dinner buffet and singer
Steffanie Renae will provide
entertainment. Dress is resort
casual. All proceeds will help
furnish RAIN's low-cost
spay/neuter clinic with equip-
ment. Tickets are $100 per
person or $700 for a table of
eight. This event is by reser-
vation only and seating is lim-
Tickets go on sale Feb. 1
at Bucky's Best Friends Card
and Gift, Bark Avenue Pet
Boutique, Fernandina Beach
Animal Clinic, 4-Paws Animal
Clinic and Lofton Creek
Animal Clinic. Or call (904)
879-5861 or e-mail rainhu-
Fernandina Little Theatre
is currently recruiting tech
volunteers for the upcoming
comedy, "Jewel Thieves,"
which will be presented in
February and March, includ-
ing production assistant,
sound coordinator and lighting
designer and crew. Retirees
and high school students are
welcome. Contact FLT at flt-
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Drumline Live brings the
black marching band tradition
to the theatrical stage for the
very first time on Jan. 31 at 8
p.m. at the Times Union
Center's Moran Theater for
one performance only.
Featuring a large cast of
colorful and flamboyant per-
formers from America's top
historically black colleges and
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she's so busy as our manag-
ing director that she can't get
onstage much.... (King) has
been on our stage in a num-
ber of different roles, and
most recently was the direc-
tor of our last show.
"The other people who
have really contributed are
our set designer and decora-
tor, Mary Jo Parker and
Elizabeth Dion, two very tal-
ented artists," she added.
The show is not part of
ACT's regular season, so it
isn't included in the season
ticket package. However,
Twain's wit is well worth the
universities, the production
presents the rousing and
rhythmic sounds of the great
brass past including Earth,
Wind, and Fire and Tower of
Power side by side with the
hottest contemporary hip hop
and R&B. Tickets range from
$30.50 to $65.50. Call 1888-
Theatre's ABT II, a small
classical company of 13
young dancers of outstanding
potential, comes to Jackson-
ville's Florida Theatre on
Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
The company's varied
repertoire mirrors the tradi-
tions of American Ballet
Theatre, and, while it is firmly
rooted in classical ballet, also
includes contemporary chore-
premieres by new and estab-
lished choreographers as well
as previously existing works
from ABT's repertory.
Tickets range from $25-40.
The Amelia Island Film
Festival will present two
showings of the romantic
comedy "What Just
Happened?" directed by
Barry Levinson and starring
Robert DeNiro, Sean Penn
and Bruce Willis, on Feb. 13
and 14 at the Palace Saloon
On Feb. 13 doors open at
7 p.m. Tickets are $10 with a
On Feb. 14, enjoy a
Valentine Dinner and a Movie.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and
Karen Miller of Old South
Yankee will cater dinner.
There will be a cash bar.
Tickets are $25 per person.
Tickets are available at
Susie's Snaks 'N Stuff on
Centre Street, Alexander's
Book Store, Palmetto Walk
and the UPS stores on the
island and in Yulee.
For information call 335-
1110 or visit www.Amelialsl
"A Closer Walk With
Patsy Cline" starring Gail
Bliss, documenting Cline's
career from the age of 14
through her untimely death at
the age of 30 in a plane crash
in Camden, Tenn., is at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre
through Feb. 15.
With 11 period costumes,
a six-piece live band and the
performance of 20 of Cline's
beloved songs, Bliss gives the
audience a glimpse of Cline's
personal story and highlights.
Dan Embree also covers the
comedic roles as he brings
cornball humor to the show as
Cline's opening act on several
Call (904) 641-1212 or visit
Bean School of Dance,
25 N. Third St., Fernandina
Beach, offers adult dance
classes including Zumba at
6:30 p.m. Monday and 10:30
a.m. Friday; ballroom at 8
p.m. Tuesday; jazz and
stretch at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday; and clogging at
6:30 p.m. Thursday.
A free senior citizen tap
class is Monday at 2 p.m.
The school also is collect-
ing donations of non-perish-
able food items for the
Barnabas Center pantry
through Feb. 16. Call 261-
A Chance to Dance
School has started a belly
dance program in
Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation call 753-3407 or 753-
1661. The studio is located at
1114 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, next to the
MUSIC OFF THE ISLAND
Alexis Gershwin presents
Gershwin," a tribute to her
uncles Ira and George
Gershwin, at the Wilson
Center for the Arts on Jan. 24
at 8 p.m. and Jan. 25 at 2
p.m. The show will also fea-
ture the Gershwin Singers
and a six- piece orchestra.
price of admission, Webber
said. "With all the bad news
that's out there, if people
want to leave that at the
door they can step back in
time and have a chuckle -
and they may have a tear in
their eye at the end," she
said. "It's a beautiful story,
and well told.
"This play will please
everybody," Webber added.
"It's intellectually stimulating
and it'll tickle your funny
bone. It's just a really unique
point of view that I think will
have people talking over cof-
fee long after the curtain goes
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102 Lost & Found
103 In Memoriam
105 Public Notice
106 Happy Card
107 Special Occasion
108 Gift Shops
201 Help Wanted
Schools & Instruction
Stocks & Bonds
Money To Loan
FARM & ANIMAL
Livestock & Supplies
Articles for Sale
Photo Equipment & Sales
Wanted to Buy
Boats & Trailers
Sports Equipment Sales
Computers & Supplies
800 REAL ESTATE
801 Wanted to Buy or Rent
802 Mobile Homes
803 Mobile Home Lots
804 Amelia Island Homes
808 Off Island/Yulee
810 Farms & Acreage
812 Property Exchange
West Nassau County
Mobile Home Lots
Bed & Breakfast
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102 Lost & Found
LOST DOG - Red dapple Dachshund
weeny dog, 12 Ibs. Reward paid. Call
Wortham's Family (904)556-2519.
REWARD - LOST BOSTON TERRIER
needs medication ASAP. Male, black &
white. Kids miss their pet!! Please call
277-8043 or 556-9663.
If You Have Lost Your Pet - please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
FOUND RING - on beach near Smith
Rd. beach access. Call to identify
S 105 Public Notice
THERE IS A LIEN - on the following
vehicles for towing & storage & will be
auctioned off on the listed dates below:
on 2/16/2009, a 1989 Ford Truck VIN#
1FDKF37M3KNB63213, a 1997 Suzuki
Sidekick VIN# JS3TD21V5V4106789,
and a 1991 Toyota Camry VIN#
4T1SV21E2MU297038 at 12 noon at
303 S. 9th St., Fernandina Beach, FL
I 105 Public Notice
All Real Estate advertised herein
is subject to the Federal Fair
Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
- HUD - 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-
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Hibbett Sports is opening soon in
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Hibbett Sports conducts drug testing.
NEED VPK TEACHER - for the fall
start. Must have credentials. Only seri-
ous applicants apply. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Salary will be based upon experience.
Contact Curtis or Julie at 225-9196.
RN/LPN - 1-2 days/wk, private duty,
10:30am-7:30pm. 62yo ambulatory fe
needs assist with ADLs and trans. to
shopping/appointments. Call Karen
Busy Established Insurance Agency
- in St. Marys, GA seeks licensed agent
in Georgia and/or Florida to specialize
in auto insurance sales. Email resume
to: sga73C19@allstate.com or call
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - La Petite
Academy is seeking an experienced
Assistant Director for our Fernandina
Beach school. Director Credential pre-
ferred, CDA required, & Previous Exp.
required. Competitive wages & bene-
fits. Send resumes to Colleen Ward at
cward(learninacarearoup.com or fax
to (248)697-9006. EOE
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PROJECT COORDINATOR & WRIT-
ER - Coordinate production of multiple
simultaneous projects, including
coordinating multiple team members,
tracking project milestones, and
meeting deadlines. Must be able to
effectively work with outside parties to
gather needed data and be proficient
with MS-Access, MS-Word and MS-
EXCEL. Strong technical writing and
editing skills are mandatory as is an
ability to track details and communi-
cate effectively. References are
required and the successful applicant
must be able to show or demonstrate
experience in the requirements listed
Job Location: Southwick Associates,
Inc. Fernandina Beach, FL
Submit resume, references, salary
requirements and examples of past
writing or editing experience to:
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$18.37-$32.51/hr. Now hiring. Many
positions available. For application and
free Gov't job info., call American
Assoc of Labor (913)599-7976, 24 hrs.,
Earn $$$ Helping MDs' Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
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I 01 Help Wanted
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Concourse, (904)491-0991. Experienc-
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opportunity. Call or visit today.
FULL TIME FRONT DESK
LOCAL COMPUTER COMPANY -
currently seeking computer repair
technicians. Please send applications
I 01 Help Wanted I
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hair stylists. Great benefits. FT/PT
positions. Management opportunities.
Call Jocelyn at (904)449-4593.
PT, MSW, OT, SPEECH THERAPIST,
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Care visits in Fernandina and surround-
ing area. Flexible Hours, Part Time.
Apply online at www.nfhsonline.com.
LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST
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social service or an acceptable combination of
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201 Help Wanted
National Recruiting Firm - seeks
outgoing professional salesperson.
Position responsibilities include new
client development, candidate
recruitment and placement. Candidate
must be a self-starter, motivated and
team player. Corporation is growing
and we need highly qualified
candidates, quick learners. This is a
commission based position. Send
resume with contact info to:
COSMETOLOGIST NEEDED - at THE
NEW U HAIR SALON. 1st wk free.
$100/wk 1st mo. Booth rent only.
Clientele preferred w/walk-ins avail.
Call Heidi for a confidential appt. 277-
CHAIRSIDE DENTAL ASSISTANT
NEEDED - We are looking for an
energetic, friendly person to help us
with providing dental care to our
patients in our new, state-of-the-art
dental office. EDA certification pre-
ferred. Fax or send resume to Amelia
Gentle Dentistry, 1699 S. 14th St.
#21, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Fax
DRIVER - Join PTL today. Company
drivers earn up to 40cpm. 1/2cpm
increase every 60K miles. Average
2800 mi/wk. CDL-A req'd. www.ptl-
inc.com. Call (877)740-6262. ANF
Earn $1000-$3200 a Month
to drive new cars with ads.
LOOKING FOR FRONT DESK CLERK
- for hotel. Requires day & night shifts.
(904)849-0200 or apply at Holiday Inn
Express, 76071 Sidney PI., Yulee.
STREET SWEEPER OPERATOR/
Immediate career opportunity with
Martex Services in Fernandina Beach,
for a highly motivated person to join
our team. Will operate a street
sweeper in a private residential comm-
unity, and will also assist in providing
landscape maintenance services to our
commercial and residential customers.
Full-time, year-round employment.
Must have a CDL driver license.
Excellent compensation and benefits.
Send resume by FAX to (904) 261-
0821 or call (904) 261-5364.
13 DRIVERS NEEDED - Sign-on
bonus. 35-41cpm. Earn over $1000/
wk. Excellent benefits. Need CDL-A & 3
mos recent OTR. (877)258-8782,
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS - CDL-A
teams & drivers willing to team.
Company team splits $1.06/mi. 0/OP
teams earn up to $2.25/mi. Hazmat
required. $2,000 team sign-on bonus.
204 Work Wanted
PRIVATE CARE NURSING ASSIST-
ANT/COMPANION - avail, for quality
in-home care on Amelia Island.
Pleasant, professional w/sterling
references. Days, nights & weekends.
Avail, immediately. (802)779-5453 cell
CONSULTATION - REVIEW
An Attorney Who Cares About Your
Calls are taken 24/7, so call now\\!
Law Offices of Howard Rosenfield
2255 Glades Road * Suite 324A * Boca Raton, FL 33431
MASTER ELECTRICIAN - 45 yrs exp-
erience. Low prices, work guaranteed.
Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)491-9992.
PROFESSIONAL & LOVING CARE -
for the elderly, 7 days per week. Ask
for Gail (904)415-3662.
ELA'S PERSONAL CLEANING - A
cleaner home - Naturally. Reasonable
rates. License * Bonded * Insured.
SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
NURSE - with 30 years experience
looking for private duty. Call (904)556-
100% RECESSION PROOF - Do you
earn $800 in a day? 25 local machines
& candy $9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. Call us: We will not be
PACK/SHIP STORE - for sale. Estab-
lished for a year in a growing location
on Amelia Concourse. Good growth
history & potential. Contact H.P.
Rumph at (904)415-4015 for details.
301 Schools &
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE - from
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
computers, criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. Call (866)858-
2121, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for
high paying Aviation Maintenance Car-
eer. FAA approved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)
I 01 Help Wanted 11I 204 Work Wanted
503 Pets/Supplies | 611 Home Furnishings
FREE DOG - To very good home. Full 84" SOFT OLIVE GREEN SOFA - &
blooded Shih Tzu. Not good with small 1-1/2 chair; and 5x8 accent rug.
children. Call (904)225-8744. $350/OBO. Call (904)261-2154.
YORKIE PUPPIES - 8 weeks old, 3
females, one male. $800/each. Call
S 601 Garage Sales
MOVING/ESTATE SALE - Tools
galore! Shop Smith, gang box, air
compressor, nail & framing guns,
concrete saw, survey level, mold &
mildew equipment, chain saw, sand-
blaster, C-Pap machine, & many small
tools. HP server, desks, chairs,
pictures, books, porcelain dolls, toys,
clothes, collectibles, housewares. Sat.,
1/24, 7am-? 1514 Franklin St.
MOVING SALE - Thurs.-Sat., 8am-
2pm. Rain or shine. Antiques, bottles,
tins, nautical items, signs, furniture,
tools. 3-car garage full! 4996 First
Coast Hwy, south end of island.
MOVING SALE - Sat. 1/24, 7am until
noon. Furniture, toys, tools. 86311
Cartesian Pointe Dr., Yulee.
GARAGE SALE - 86192 Maple Leaf PI.
in Hickory Village off Miner Rd. Baby
stuff, household items, & lots of other
stuff. Sat. 1/24, 8am-2pm.
Saturday February 7 -: 10:00 a.m. � l
* Excellent RE Investment Opportunity * Good Cropland
* Prime Growth Area * Beautiful Potential Homesites
* Great Timber Investment * Tracts 1 & 2 Zoned EA
* Just 1 Mile to Wild Adventures * Tracts 3 - 5 Zoned RA
I Rowell Auctions, Inc. 800-323-8388
AUCTIONS 1 sPremium GAL.A-C 832594 w
Ro e* ucin.co.
Tools & Equip.
5 CU. FT. FREEZER - Excellent shape,
$75. 7" WET TILE SAW - 3/4 horse-
power, $55. Only used twice. Cash
701 Boats & Trailers
14' Happy Trails Boat - Gator trailer,
15hp Evinrude motor, bait well, rod
holders, swivel seats, new gas tank,
good cond. $1200. (912)882-5921
16'9" BOSTON WHALER - w/70hp
Mercury Force motor & trailer. $3,500/
702 Boat Supplies/
NISSAN 4-STROKE/3.5HP MOTOR -
New condition, $700. Call 261-4919.
802 Mobile Homes
WILL HELP YOU GET FINANCING -
3BR/2BA doublewide on 1/2 acre, new
roof & A/C, 2 sheds, Yellow Bluff,
$95,000. 3BR/2BA doublewide, new
carpet, tile, A/C, Yulee, $109,900.
Build or move your home on this great
corner lot in Yulee, $79,900. Brick
home, 4BR/2BA, fireplace, 2 sheds,
corner acre, Yulee, $149,900. Lauralyn
Lewis, 206-1059, Nick Deonas Realty.
3BR/2BA - in Nassauville on 1/2 acre.
Appraised value at $93,000. for sale at
301 Schools &
Post Office Now Hiring - Avg pay
$20/hr or $57K/yr including Federal
Benefits & OT. Placed by adSource, not
affiliated w/USPS who hires. Call (866)
SELF DEFENSE - for women and men.
Learn traditional Aikido, a non-
aggressive Martial Art. Dan Kelly
PRIVATE GUITAR INSTRUCTION -
beginning to adv. students. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also avail. Terry Thrift (904)704-2011.
ME M A=
601 Garage Sales |
YARD SALE - Sat. only, 10am-3pm.
Everything must go! 86786
Worthington Dr., Page Hill.
MOVING SALE - Sat. 1/24, 8am-
12pm. 2105 Thrasher Ln.
1602 Articles for Sale
POTTERY BARN - 4 sided desk w/4
chairs, 2 double lockers & matching
bookshelves, off-white bead board,
great shape, $500. Joanna 277-1170.
610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL - Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warr.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)-
803 Mobile Home Lots
CAMPER OR RV SPOT - available 2/1.
Taking applications now at Sandpiper
Court office. Service animals only.
CAMPER FOR RENT - $100/weekly.
Utilities included. (904)261-6957
1804 Amelia Island Homes
ON ISLAND - House for sale, 1330
Clinch Dr. 2BR/1.5BA, eat-in kitchen,
large family room & separate living
room with fireplace. The home is
currently rented. Great investment.
$153,000. 415-0371 or 415-3160
OPEN HOUSE - Sat. 1/24 & Sun.
1/25, 2-4pm. 95251 Bermuda Dr.,
Amelia Nat'l Golf & Country Club. 4BR/
3.5BA. Call Maryann (877)223-1621
UNIQUE 6 AC - marshfront/intra-
coastal acres ON Amelia, 4BR/4BA
home. 17 sites. Concurrency approved.
Phase 1 completed. Zoned for horses.
Appraised 2008 $1.7/OBO. Trade for
rental properties w/some cash. (904)
S 805 Beaches
BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT CONDO -
in Sand Dollar Villas. Recent multi-
million renovation. Best view in
complex, on 3rd floor. $399K. (904)
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
S 806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots - Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
LOWEST PRICE - at Ocean Park.
$329,000 for upscale, designer owned
condo. 40+ upgrades. (478)256-5563
1808 Off Island/Yulee
FOR SALE BY OWNER - Oyster Bay
Harbor, 3BR/3BA home with a Study/
Office and Bonus room. This beautiful
home contains 2795 sq. ft. of living
space. The floor plan is split with the
large master suite in the rear. Large
kitchen with SS appliances. Fenced
back yard. $550,000. Call (904)261-
0469 or (404)216-1063 for appt.
LOT FOR SALE - .67 acres on Roses
Bluff Rd. 475+ feet of road frontage.
OWNER FINANCING - Large lot near
Kingsley Plantation & Big Talbot area.
Borders state park. Marsh views. Ft.
George Rd. Reduced for quick sale.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2009 CLASSIFIED News-Leader 5B
MARSH FRONT LOT - in Jordon's
Cove on McGirts Creek. Approx. 3/4
acre. $89K. Financing available. Call
ONE ACRE WOODED LOT - on South
end of Amelia Island. Private road off
A1A. Build your dream home with
marsh views. $425,000. Call (631)
813 Investment Property
EXCELLENT LOCATION - 2105
Belvedere Ave. Great project home for
remodel and flip. $109,000. (904)753-
S814 West Nassau County
NEW 3BR/2BA - on 1.25 acres. Oak
cabinets, garden tub, tiled baths. Well,
septic tank. Owner financing w/approv-
ed credit. Pymts as low as $987
w/down pymt. (904)753-2155
REA ET E
1BR APT. FULLY FURNISHED - A.I.,
gated, all utilities, beach access. Short
term rental. $1050. No smoking. (904)
206-1071 or 321-4262
2BR/1BA Furnished Oceanfront
Duplex - for rent at 830 N Fletcher.
Master bedroom & living room that
opens onto a covered oceanfront deck.
CH&A and washer/dryer. Rent is $1000
downstairs with $700 deposit. $100
off 2nd months rent with minimum 6
month lease. All utilities included.
No smoking. Service animals only.
Good credit & references required.
Please call 277-3317 or e-mail
1BR APT. - in historic home. Clean &
comfortable. $800/mo. includes elect-
ric, internet & Dish TV. (904)415-3090
OCEANVIEW - 3BR/1BA luxury
duplex, tile throughout, central A/C,
alarm, W/D, deck. 927 N. Fletcher.
$1025/mo. + dep. (904)386-1005
835 ELLEN ST. - (off Tarpon). 2BR/
1.5BA TH. Close to beach. $875/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-
OCEAN SIDE 2BR/1BA - Main Beach
851 Roommate WantedI area, ocean view, large deck. 12 mo.
851 Roommate Wante lease. $850/mo. + utilities. Call (847)
ROOMMATE WANTED - to share a
clean 3BR/2BA house close to beach.
$500/mo. includes utilities and wireless
852 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - $700/mo.
+ $400 sec. dep. Service animals only.
2BR/2BA SWMH - on 1/2 acre lot
Yulee area. $700/mo. + $700 dep.
(904) 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
2BR TRAILER - Nassauville. Big yard,
over acre. Call for more details. $700/
mo. + $700 deposit. (904)753-0165
BLACKROCK AREA - 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
FOR RENT - Mobile homes in Nassau
Acres MHP, Pages Dairy Rd. $500/mo.
+ $250 dep. More info, please call
Debi @ (904)759-3897.
3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE - on one
acre, off island. $750/mo. + $700
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - Private
location, new paint. $650/mo. +
deposit. Call (904)583-1431.
MH FOR RENT - 2BR/1.5BA on large
lake lot. W/D included. $700/mo. +
$700 dep. Service animals only. Call
CLEAN 2BR UNIT - in Yulee on 1 acre
property. $625/mo. + $625 sec. dep.
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT - Weekly
or monthly. In a campground. (904)
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE-1.25 acres.
Newly remodeled, new carpet, tile &
paint. Front & back porches + shed.
$750/mo. + $750 dep. (904)225-8627
3BR/2BA SWMH - on 1/2 acre lot
Yulee area. $750/mo. + $750 dep.
(904) 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
3BR/2BA FURNISHED - Mature,
clean, responsible. $384/mo. + 1/3
utilities. No pets. (904)718-0248 or
AT BEACH - 2BR, utils incl, $175/wk.
or $695/mo. + $600 dep. Also, 2-3BR
MH's in park starting $150/wk. or
$600/mo. + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034
1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS - for
rent starting at $625. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS - for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)261-0791 or visit our
site at www.atcdevelopment.com.
NICE 2BR/1BA - Newly refurbished.
$480-$580/mo. (904)315-1757 or
OCEANVIEW - Upstairs duplex, 2BR/
1BA. A/C, hardwood floors, dish-
washer, W/D hookup. $850/mo. 57 S.
OCEAN VIEW 2BR - No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.
2BR/1.5BA - top fir of duplex, 1 blk
from ocean, new hdwd firs, W/D.
Water/sewer/garbage furn. Also 3BR/
2BA avail. $975 lease/dep. 583-0095
2BR/1BA Unfurnished Beachside
Duplex - for rent at 832 N Fletcher--
less than 200 feet to the beach. Living
rooms open on to covered oceanview
decks. Completely remodeled through-
out with new paint, flooring &
appliances. Each unit has CH&A &
washer/dryer. Rent is $975 upstairs
with 6 month lease & $700 deposit---
$100.00 off 2nd months rent with
minimum 6 month lease---All utilities
included except telephone. Service
animals only. No smoking. Good credit
& references required. Call 277-3317
or email rlemmond()comcast.net.
SMALL 1BR - at the beach. No
smoking. Service animals only. Utilities
included. References, deposit required.
2BR/1BA LOWER UNIT DUPLEX -
North end of island. $850/mo. + $800
1 BEDROOM APT. - Downtown.
Washer/dryer. $600/mo. Utilities
Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1 pm - 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
Tues & Thurs 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am - 12pm
850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee
$99��MOVES HUGE 1,2,3
YOU IN BEDROOMS
Limited Time * W/D Connections
* Large Closets
* Pirvate Pations
. Sparkling Pool
- Tennis Courts
* Close to Shopping
* Twenty Minutes to
Jacksonville & Fernandina
City Apartments with Country Charm
4 (904) 845-2922
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EastwooO aks Hilliard, Florida
APARTMENTS Mon.- Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat./Sun by Appt.
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lTHE HAZELPREUSS@WATSONREALTYCORP.COM 3321 . FletcherAe.
W WW.HAZELPREUSS.COM Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
RENT TO OWN - 3BR/2BA, 1100 sq ft.
Newly remodeled w/private balcony,
pool, tennis courts. $950/mo., includes
utilities. Call (904)277-8993
2BR/2BA FLAT - at Amelia Woods,
pool, tennis and near beach. Available
now. $850/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.
Place Your Ad Today
Call (904) 261-3696
1,200 sf @ $600/mo.
Tyler Plaza Yulee
Retail/Office 1,275-4,455 sf
$16 per sf. Move in special!
Retail - 1214 Beech St.
3,500 sf $235,000 Sale
High Visibility Stand Alone
Bldg. 7,468 sf. 8th St,
Smoothie Franchise for Sale
Turnkey. $60,000 O.B.O.
Warehouse - 4,368 sf
Hair Salon- Mid Island
www.acrfl.com * 904.261.2770
C(�| | Amelia Coastal Realty
6085. 8th St.
SFemandina Beachdi FL 32034
608 S. 8tl St._____________
858 Condos-Unfurnished CURTISS H.
LUXURY CONDO - 3BR/2BA Vaulted LA SSERRE
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring & AS E
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in Real Estate, Inc.
special, RTO. $975/mo. (904)251-9525
Real Estate, Inc.
*2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn.,
w/ 2 car garage + utilities, pool &
tennis included. $950/mo.
*2BR/I1.5BA on Kentucky Ave
$850/mo + util.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs
Apt. $1,000/mo. + util.
*First Ave. 2BR/I.5BA Unfurn w/
garage. Short distance to beach.
* 3BR/2.5BA atAmeliaWoods, short
distance to beach, pool, tennis.Will
do lease purchase $1,250/mo. +
*3BR/I.5BA at 428 S. 14th Street
$975/mo. + util, $1,500 sec. dep.
*2BR/IBA oceanfront Gar. Apt.,
2822 S. Fletcher $1,150/mo. + util
* 1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl.yard maint.
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. - 2BR/IBA
$850/mo. plus utilities.
2BR/IBA Oceanview. 487 S.
Fletcher. Call for more information
* 1539 S. 8th St I room office &bath,
private ent $300/mo. + tax.
*Office/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 + tax or may purchase.
*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport Roll
up doors and easy access. Rare 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,
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $1,685.mo
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed
*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
* ss ss
REALTOR OPEN HOUSE
Saturday * Jan. 24th. 1 till 4 pm
1020 Isle of Palms - 3BR/2BA - $254,900
1018 Isle of Palms - 3BR/2BA - $259,500
2255 Off Shore Dr - 4BR/3BA - $549,000
2782 Ocean Oaks Dr - 3BR/2BA - $500,000
95251 Bermuda Dr - Amelia National - 4BR/3.5BA - $439,000
Agent on Site Sat. & Sun. 2 till 4 PM
S Call Coldwell Banker
New Listing Priced to Sell Across From Beach
$375,900 * MLS #48012 $649,900 * MLS #47808
Call for Details
Call for Details
Large Corner Lot
$199,000 * MLS #45607
"I pledge allegiance to the
flag of the United States of
America, and to the Republic
for which it stands, one
Nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and
justice for all."
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3955 Amelia Island Pkwy * Amelia Island, FL
Real Estate * (904) 261-3900 * (800) 940-3955
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION
DEEP WATER ON AIP
50 Marsh Creek - Offered at $1550,000 * Virtual Tour
A rare opportunity on Amelia Plantation. Lovely home built with privacy in mind on the marsh
with a dock. Featured in the Home Garden Tour. Large deck the length of the house. Light oak wood
floors and high ceilings in great room to let in the view!
LIVING ON THE MARSH
98 Sea Marsh * Offered at $2,495.000 * Virtual Tour
Serene Marshfront & Intracoastal views in this well
appointed home boasting 5,177 square feet. Luxury features:
mahogany floors, gourmet kitchen, red/white wine cooler,
warming oven, large master suite, spa like master bath,
stereo system, generator and 15x15 screened gazebo.
SBEST DEAL ON AlP- Patio lot, #101 on Belted Kingfisher $280,000
* Lot25 Hickory Lane in AlP $350,000
OWE FNNIN VILBE
uIUUCE VIEW LUI
Duplex Or Quadruplex
Owner Financing Available
Paul Barnes Unobstructed Ocean Views Forever
904-753-0256 MLS#46933 $695,000
IMMACULATE MOVE IN!
Walk To Beach
Bright Open Plan
DON'T MISS THIS ONE! 7H DUPLEX LOT
3BR/2BA With Bonus Central Location
1,863 Sq. Ft. + Bonus Above Garage . Convenient To Schools
Huge Fenced Yard With Pool Sandy Pearman Close To Downtown
MLS#47409 $298,000 904-415-1589 MLS#47465 $99,900
Properties Advertised with this special designation
have special pricing incentives that make them dis-
tinctive to the market place. These properties are
priced below normal market conditions.
904-261-0347 * 800-262-0347
311 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
6B FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2009 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader
2BR/2BA CONDO - on the water in
Amelia Lakes, 1st floor, beautiful
fitness center & pool. $850/mo. Call
CAPE SOUND TOWNHOUSE - 3BR/
3BA, 2786 sq. ft., private elevator,
garage, stainless steel appliances, gat-
ed with pool, fitness center. $1450/mo.
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030
3BR/2BA CONDO - in gated
community, close to shopping & school.
AVAILABLE NOW - at the Colony,
2BR/2BA, 2-car garage townhouse.
Close to beach & shops. $875/mo. +
utils. (904)261-1431, (904)556-5162
Marsh Cove Features:
* 2 and 3 bedrooms
* Prices from $675
* Located on the marsh
* Swimming pool
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Both of these communities are less than 2 miles
from the beach and you can walk to the shops and
restaurants at The Gateway to Amnelia center!
M4 toAq! (904) 261-0791
BestAddress in Fernandina Beach
1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
'UNLIKE THE REST!'
/ Fitness Center
V Business Center
/ Gated Community
Call for Specials
1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
r Amelia Island, FL
Dorothy Trent (904)277-0907
3/2 MOBILE HOME on over 4BR/1.5BA block home on 3/2 IMMACULATE home OCEAN FRONT 5/5 Gorgeou
an acre. Corner lot and fenced, island, North 14th, needs TLC. in Spanish Oaks. Fenced totally fully furnished beach homr
$99,000 MLS #48333 $169,000 MLS# 47266 back yard. MLS# 48084 room in thviews fr the housem Must eve
$1 80,000 1,900,000 MLS# 45754
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS
I ON ISLAND
* 210 S. 10th Street, 2/1, $600
* 340-A Tarpon Ave 2/2 2 blocks from
the beach $750/mo. includes water
* 806 S. 9th Street 3/1, older home,
near downtown $775/mo.
*535-B Ocean Ave 2/1, $830/mo.
includes water. Oceanfront.
I OFF ISLAND
* 75161 Edwards Rd 2/1 with 1/1 on the
water. Boat slip, 3 car garage, large
deck, dock gated. Reduced $1,200/mo.
* 76163 Long Leaf Loop 4/2 very nice,
large home in Timbercreek, Community
Pool. Yard Maint included. $1250/mo.
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1858 Condos-UnfurnishedI 1860 Homes-UnfurnishedI
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE - 1 & 1/2
blks to beach. Renovated. Patio, W/D,
new appliances. $1000/mo. 833A
Tarpon Ave. (904)206-0817
Summer Beach Village - 3BR/2BA,
gar., furn, gated comm., pool, mins to
beach. $800/wk. (off season), $2300/
mo. incl until. 261-6204, 206-0035
1/2 OFF 1ST MONTH - BEST DEAL.
LEASE/OPT/BUY. Newer 3BR/2BA
home in Heron Isles, CH&A, FP. Free
cable. $950/mo. (916)300-3039
American Beach - 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1200/mo. Beach-
way - 23732 Arrigo PI., 3BR/2BA,
1960sf, pool, $1300/mo. Beaches -
3453 First Ave., 1452sf, 4BR/2BA, 1
blk ocean, $1300/mo. Don Brown
Realty at 225-5510 or 571-7177.
2200SF HOME - 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage
860 Homes-Unfurnished attached, 1 yr min. lease req. $1450/
tmo. 2815 Ocean Dr. (904)753-2230
PHEASANT LANE - 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage, large backyard. $1000/mo.,
deposit/references. Service animals
only. Call Sherry 261-3507 w/CB
Jasinsky & Associates.
3BR/2BA - Pirates Woods on water.
Great views. 1600 sq. ft., screened
porch, 2nd floor deck, W/D. $1200/mo.
(904)491-0519 or 945-2139
3BR/1BA HOUSE - on island.
Convenient location, secluded, recent
remodel, dishwasher, W/D hookup,
refrig. $800/mo., deposit, lease,
references required! (904)753-1116
3BR/1BA HOME - for rent, 10 N. 14th
PI. Fenced yard. $950/mo. Call (904)
491-7582 or (904)468-0003.
OCEANVIEW ESTATES - 2100sf 4BR/
3BR/2BA - in Ocean View Estates, 2BA w/garage, 600' to bch. $1600/mo.
close to beach, 1700sf. 1 year lease. (incl. lawn care). Avail. early March.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356. 2817 Laguna Dr. (478)731-9305
DOCK YOUR BOAT - & live on Lofton
Creek. 4BR/3.5BA, newly remodeled.
$1500/mo. + deposit. Call (904)206-
ISLAND - 3BR/1BA, sun room, front
porch, carport, big patio, private yard,
shed, W/D. Renovated. Near Main
Beach. $850/mo. (703)406-0647
LEASE PURCHASE OPPORTUNITIES
- Three bedroom home or two bedroom
condo. Build equity while you rent!
Call Heritage Realty 261-0100.
CLEAN ISLAND HOME - 2BR/1BA,
near downtown, 1/2 blk off Atlantic.
Svc animals only. The Realty Source,
Inc. Lv. msg. 904-556-7554. $850/mo.
ALMOST NEW - 3BR/2BA. Yulee,
Heron Isles. Month to month. $850/
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UNFURNISHED OR FURNISHED -
Beautiful new decor. 3BR/2BA. $800/
5BR/2BA ISLAND HOME - Great
location. Recently renovated. Fenced
yard. Avail immediately. Rent or lease
option. $1450/mo. (954)856-1424
3BR/2BA HOME - in town. 1 yr. old.
For rent or sale option. Rent credit.
1125-B NATURES WALK CT. -
Spacious 3BR/2.5BA/2-car garage,
corner lot. $1150 + dep. Non-smoking.
Avail 2/1. (386)312-1015, (904)556-
4BR/2.5BA - w/office in Oceanview.
2600sf, 1 block off beach, screened
pool, glassed in patio. $1950/mo. Avail
4BR/3BA - in Ocean Oaks, pool,
2812sf, close to beach. $1950/mo.
Available now, flexible length of lease.
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - ON ISLAND
* 19 Marsh Bay Court - 3BR/2BA Beautifulhome located in cul de sac,
solid surface counter tops in kitchen and baths. Lovely lanai. $1400
* 1311 Broome Street - 3BR/2BA Lovely home with hardwood floors,
large fenced in yard with screened in garage for extra entertaining.
Close to Historic downtown Fernandina Beach. $1050
* 415 Georgia Ave - 3BR/2BA Home has fireplace in family room,
screened in patio, security system and two car garage. Rent includes
lawn and pest control. $1495
* 95053 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio
and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fireplace in
living room. $1795
* 95069 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio
and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fireplace in
living room. $1795
SINGLE FAMILY - OFF ISLAND
* 96398 Otter Run Dr. - 3BR/2BA Home has a fireplace in the living
room, new carpet & paint. Two car garage. $1250
* 86648 Cartesian Point - 3BR/2BA great home with rear fenced yard,
in wall network, and garage. Rent includes pest control. $1300
* 86550 Cartesian Point Drive (Cartesian Point) - 3BR/2BA Great
home in very nice area. Close to Jax. $1200
* 86016 Cherry Laurel (Hickory Village) - 3BR/2BA Home located
just off I -95. Great room opens to a beautiful kitchen with stainless
steel appliances. $1250.
* 86164 Cartesian Point Drive - 3BR/2BA home located close to I -95
in beautiful Cartesian Point. $1200
* 95107 Twin Oaks Lane (Spanish Oaks) - 3BR/2BA home with
large fenced in lawn, split floor plan with extra room off of the entry
that can be used for guest bedroom or office. Available Feb. 1st. $1200
* 96026 Stoney Drive (Stoney Creek) - 3BR/2BA Townhome located
in gated community with community pool. Rent includes lawn care.
* IN 4th Street Apt. C - 1BR/1BA Located in historic district. $650
* 883-B Mary Street - 2BR/1.5BA Only 2 blocks from ocean, one car
* 1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) - 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to the
Y.M.C.A. and centrally located near shopping centers. $1800
* 2999 1st Ave. B 3BR/3.5BA. 2 car garage. Ocean views. Screened
porch & short walk to beach. $1695
$309,900 - Marsh Bay Ct. - MLS# 478
3BR/2BA in Village @ Marsh Lakes
Brad Goble - 261-6166
$725,000 - Fernandina Cay - MLS# 43544
3BR/3BA - Great Ocean View
Nip Galphin - 277-6597
$169,000- MLS# 47177
Like New 3BR/2BA in Nassau Lakes
Brad Goble - 261-6166
* 2840-A S. Fletcher downstairs - 2BR/1BA, newly renovated with
new appliances. Oceanfront. Great views. $1250
* 966 Chad Street - 3BR/2BA very well kept townhome. Airy floor
plan. $1100 Reduced to $995
* 4750 Westwind Court (Colony) - 2BR/2BA large two car garage.
Unit includes fireplace, whirlpool tub, and jennaire grill in kitchen.
Community pool and tennis courts. $900
* 404A Mizell (Amelia Woods) - 2BR/2BA condo located one block
from beach. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service.
* 95046 Springtide Lane - 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home
located in a gated community offA1A off of the Intercoastal waterway.
Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $2475
* 2700 Mizell 504-A - 3BR/2BA enjoy summer days in the community
pool. Water, garage, sewer, lawn and pest control included. $995
* 95096 5-B Barclay Place - 3BR/2BA Townhome located in gated
community. Enjoy luxury living in this up-stairs unit with elevator in
* 1854 Carnation (Amelia Park) - 3BR/2.5BA Beautiful maintained
home located across from neighborhood park. Wood floors throughout
lower level of home with carpet upstairs. Includes courtyard for relax
ing evenings. $1400
* 2418 N. First Ave. - 2BR/1BA located only one block from the ocean.
* 415 South 14th Street - 2BR/2BA very well kept home with rear
fenced in yard and two car garage. Centrally located. $1050
FURNISHED - ON ISLAND
* 3200 South Fletcher C-2 (Ocean Dunes) - 2BR/BA enjoy the warm
evenings on the covered deck looking at the beautiful ocean, or spend
cool evenings relaxing by the fireplace. Condo located in gated commu-
nity with swimming pool. Rent includes water, sewer, trash, lawn and
pool care. $1500
* 6353 Fernandina Shores - 2BR/1 1/2 BA Great condo located on
Tarpon Ave., furnished. $1050
* 2734 South Fletcher 5BR/2BA looking for a wonderful get away for
the winter then come take a look at this wonderful home on the ocean
with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs. Wood floors,
modern bathrooms, casual furnishings, and windows everywhere.The
upper level deck has stairs that take you right to the beach. Home is
completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment. $2250
* 2700 Mizell 401-B - 3BR/2BA Fully furnished. All appliances and
cookware. Three bedrooms full of furniture. $1100
04 $1,200,000 - So. 8th Street - MLS# 43189
1.3ac Out-Parcel - Concurrency, Utilities
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$425,000 - S. Fletcher Lot 50'x100'
Ready to build - Plans Available 2700 s.f.
Brad Goble - 261-6166
$1,495,000 - S. Fletcher, Ocean Front - MLS# 45255
On two buildable lots. Demo & Rental permits in place.
Brad Goble - 261-6166
$585,000 - Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365
4BR/3BA - 2578sf - In Seaside Subdivision
Nip Galphin - 277-6597
$142,000 - The Palms - MLS# 45243
2BR/2BA - Many Upgrades
Brad Gnhlo -2 61-61.C
A1A In Yulee - High visibility small
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Highway 17. Wireless internet and
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783 Kenneth Court - 2BR/2BA Island Amelia Lakes Condos - One bedroom
home with large backyard. Close to and two bedrooms units available.
everything the Island has to offer. Large pool, workout facilities and gated
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860 Cashen - 2BR/lBAhome centrally located On Island $750/mo.
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1375 s.f. Open Floor Plan
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SALES * RENTALS * PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
3BR/2BA - in Riverside subdivision off
Barnwell Rd. Large fenced backyard.
Lease option possible. $1150/mo.
MAINLAND - North Hampton home,
3BR/2BA, $1500/mo. ISLAND -
Townhome, close to beach, 3BR/2BA,
$1200/mo. 261-6651 or 912-270-3239
3BR/1BA - w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $925/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
1ST MONTH RENT FREE - 4BR/2BA in
Lakewood subdivision. $1200/mo.
3BR/2BA - brand new house for rent.
Very beautiful. 2 min. from Historical
District. For information call 12-5pm,
YULEE - 86093 Kutana Dr., 3BR/2BA
MH. Very clean and bright, privacy.
CHARMING 1BR HOUSE - 3 blks from
8th St. $550/mo. + utilities. Deposit &
ref's required. Some work in exchange
for rent possible. (904)206-4169
1387 FIR ST. - Centrally located
3BR/2BA, 2-story townhome w/garage.
Pets welcome. $950/mo. Available
now. 1st mo's electric free. 335-0307
THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
AVAILABLE NOW - 2BR/1BA home on
island with hardwood floors & all
appliances. $825/mo. Call 415-0303.
SEASIDE - Wonderful family home,
close to beach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
Available immediately. (904)206-0817
1861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
S 863 Office
SEVERAL OFFICES - from $400 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities, all above
the Palace Saloon. Also 850sf at 17 S.
8th St. Call George (904)557-5644.
BUSINESS OFFICE - 500 sq. ft.
Zoned MU1. Excellent location. Call
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA - 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
SMALL OFFICES AVAILABLE - for
rent starting at $250/mo. Call (904)
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Downtown & 14th Street. 150sf to
1500sf. Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on ALA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
MUST SELL - '90 Cadi Classic 2-dr, '01
Daew S/W, Geo Tracker. '94 Dodge PU
Cash/make pymts/finance. All running.
$1700-$3500. For details 261-5034.
2004 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE GLS
CONVERTIBLE - 4 cyl., 32,819 miles,
auto., A/C, leather, mint condition,
garage kept. $13,080. (904)845-7085
HONDA ACCORD '97 - $500. Police
impounds for sale. Many makes &
models. Priced to sell! For listings call
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