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$1 million for

dock repairs

First runner-up Josh Gaus, above, a fifth-grader at Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, mis-
spelled sleuth in the 13th round Wednesday, and Nyquiah Walker was declared the winner. Walker,
below, a seventh-grade student at Hilliard Middle-Senior High School, admires the two trophies she

Hilliard girl wins

2nd spelling bee

SHANNON MALCOM Ask her if she put any study time
News-Leader into preparing for the big day, and
her eyes widen as she nods solemn-
Nyquiah.Walker bested nine other ly. How much studying an hour a
contestants Wednesday at the Nassau day? Two hours?
County spelling bee and walked away "Pretty much like all the time,"
with two trophies, a $100 savings Walker said.
bond and the opportunity to take her On Feb. 23, she'll compete in the
spelling 'skills to the next level. She regional spelling bee, just as she did
will attend the regional bee later this in 2007. This year, she's hoping to
month. improve her performance in the high-
But winning wasn't new to Walker, er-level bee.
a seventh-grade student at Hilliard "I kinda did bad," she recalled
Middle-Senior High School who pre- about attending the regional two
viously took home the big trophy for years ago.
spelling after she won first place in The word that took her down in
2007. Walker is only the third stu- 2007 was flamingo, but she said she
dent to win first place in the district can spell that nowadays, and so much
spelling bee twice since 1975. more.
Not surprisingly for someone who Her mother, Clara Walker, said
managed to spell words such as syn- her daughter is what you'd expect
opsis, amnesia and apathy without from a two-time spelling bee winner:
showing any visible signs of uncer- she gets good grades, she's not a
tainty, Walker said she loves to read troublemaker and she's kind and
and she's naturally a good speller. respectful.
Even still, she studied and appar-
ently, she studied pretty hard. BEE Continued on 3A

Fernandina Beach Commissioners
voted unanimously Tuesday to award
a bid to Worth Contracting of
Jacksonville of more than $1 million
for rehabilitation of city marina docks.
But resident Lynn Williams, a for-
mer Olympic sailor who has been a
critic on city marina matters, said he
hoped the cit would delay the con-
tract. Williams has been critical of the
dock rehabilitation project because,
he says, the water in the marina is too
low and the city should dredge the
area before any dock work is done. He
also believes the city is spending too
much money on the overall revitaliza-
tion of the city marina.
"This is the wrong thing to do in vir-
tually anybody's view," said Williams.
"You can't hydraulically dredge
because you don't have a spoil site."
Williams said he knows someone

who could do mechanical dredging
now, before the dock work is don6, for
$450,000, and that Black Hammock
Island is available as a spoil site. He said
the work could be done in a few weeks,
but commissioners turned a deaf ear to
the suggestion.
Williams said after the meeting that
he is concerned about the amount of
money the city would end up spending
on dredging due to grant requirements.
"One of the things we sigpetDup
for (when the city received the BigP
grant) is we have to keep the marina
operational for 20 years," said Williams.
"It was $10 million (for maintenance
dredging) we signed up for last night."
But City Manager Michael
Czymbor said the city has to act quick-
ly because the BigP grant stipulates
that all marina rehab requirements be
done by September.
The federal BigP grant program,
MARINA Continued on 3A

City voters to decide

6 charter
Neils Leader
Fernandina Beach Commnissioners,
citing "voter fatigue," agreed 3-2
Tuesday to trim down the suggested
number of proposed city charter
changes that will appear on an upcom-
ing city election ballot.
The questions, reduced from 15 to
six, would eliminate term limits for
commissioners, extend commission
terms from three to four years and the
mayor's term from one to two years
and establish elections every other
year rather than every year.
' Two city commission seats are also
up for election April 14.
City Attorney Tammi Bach and City
Clerk Mary Mercer had prepared 15
questions for voters based on the work
of a charter review committee.
According to Bach, there are still about
40 amendments to the city charter that
ultimately must be decided by voter ref-

Resident Julie Ferreira, who said
she was also concerned about voter
fatigue, said it might be a good idea to
take some of the less important char-.
ter questions and postpone them to a
later date.
"I don't know why we have to jam
it all down people's throats at once,"
said Ferreira.
"I don't know any other way around
it," said Vice Mayor Ken Walker, who
voted to keep the 15 questions. "This
is an excellent start. ... I don't think
that 15 is an excessive reading assign-
ment I'd like to proceed with this."
After some discussion,
Commissioner Ron Sapp made a
motion to reduce the number of
amendment questions to the first five,
but his motion died for lack of a sec-
But Commissioner Susan Steger
made the same motion a few minutes
later, with a request to add a sixth ques-
CHARTER Continued on 3A

Industrial tracts

could lead to jobs

The Nassau County Commission
has recently approved rezoning for two
large tracts of land on US 17 that each
could accommodate more than a mil-
lion square feet of warehouse or indus-
trial space.
The tracts, which had been zoned
for residential development, were
rezoned Dec. 22 for industrial use.
One property, a 203-acre tract at
A1A and US 17, is owned by Harts
Road LLC. The other, a 150-acre tract
at 1-95 and US 17, is owned by 17/95
RV Park LLC.
"They got their final rezoning
options from the county, and they've
been sent to the state for final record-
ing. One site has concurrency and the
other should have it within a week or
so," said Nick Gillette, principal and
engineer for Gillette and Associates
Inc., the engineering firm that is han-
dling the properties for the owners.
"The (A1A) tract has water and sewer
in place. There are some main exten-
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Gillette said the locations are ideal
for industrial purposes, and could -
based on square footage and projected
use bring hundreds of jobs to Nassau
County. 'The (A1A tract) has about
4,000 feet of frontage on the rail, so it
can provide a very lengthy rail spur," he
said. "The other one is more of an inter-
modal facility, being close to an inter-
state and a major U.S. highway."
The Harts Road tract is at what is
now the east end of William Burgess
Boulevard, not far from where the
Nassau County Courthouse and
Florida Community College of
Jacksonville are located.
County Commissioner Mike Boyle
said that new industrial space could
take advantage of increased Iraffic into
the Jacksonville port. "There is a sig-
nificant need for industrial property in
the county, and this is one of the first
projects that has come forward to be
approved," he said. "With all of the
expansion at the Jacksonville port,
Nassau County is in an excellent posi-

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local and a host of It's an irony of nature. Temperatures
ts up for grabs. plunge faster than the stock market,
February 1, 1984 exposed body parts freeze in an instant
and meteorologists warn of heightened.
wildfire danger.
YEARS AGO Take heed, homeowners. The recent
blast of Arctic chill brought with it extra-
3U scientist said low humidity levels that increased the
Should reduce the wildfire danger for many parts of Florida,
a in its wastewater where vegetation crowds shores and sub-
50 percent to help divisions and lightning illuminates the
vital river microor- skies. During the past year, almost 3,000
wildfires have burned nearly 106,000
February 10, 1999 acres in Florida.
Wildfires cycle through the state
every three to five years. Blazes from the
1920s generated national media attention,
leading to the creation of the Florida
Division of Forestry. In 1935, the Big
Scrub Fire spread through 35,000 acres
*in the Ocala National Forest in just four
I @ hours. In 1998, parts of I4 were closed
because of thick smoke.
There's threat to human life. More
than 45,000 people evacuated Palm
Coast in 1998 because of fires. And then
_6 there's the threat to property. In
California, where the southern part
of the state is similarly susceptible to
blazes, the insured losses have exceeded
$2.3 billion.
During periods of wildfire, a vulnera-
ble area is where wild land and urban
areas meet. Vegetative fuel gives fires
what they need to spread through resi-
dential areas. So what should homeown-
ers do when there's a wildfire threat,


The Nassau County Public Library
System and the Nassau County Council on
Aging are offering free tax assistance
through the Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance program, or VITA.
Appointments will be taken first. Please
bnng Photo ID, Social Security card, last
year tax return and economic stimulus pay-
Dates and locations are: In February, 1-5
p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at the Council
on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., and 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday at the MLK Center, 1200 Elm
St. In March, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and

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Thursday at the Council on Aging and 5-8
p.m Wednesdays at the MLK Center. April.
through April 13, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at the Council on Aging and 5-8
p.m. Wednesday at the MLK Center.
To make appointments call your local
library branch: Fernandina Beach. 277-7365;
Yulee, 548-4467; Callahan, (904) 879-3434;
Bryceville, (904) 266-9813; and Hilliard,
(904) 845-2495.
Persons with disabilities requiring accom-
modations in order to participate should call
277-7365 or the Florida Relay Service at 1-
800-955-8771 at least 72 hours in advance.


com by Feb. 9.

The Florida Georgia Blood Alliance will
hold community blood drives at Kmart,
Publix and Winn-Dixie on Feb. 7. They will be
at Publix from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Kmart from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. and Winn Dixie from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Consumer clinics
APeiies 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 parents topics
including debt collection, small claims, bank-
ruptcy, foreclosure and ID theft. The public is
invited to suggest topics and may do so by
calling Cynthia Johnson of JALA at (904) 356-
8371, ext. 307, or Sue Powell of the Nassau
County Clerk of Courts office at 548-4551.
YMCAopen house
McArthur Family YMCA celebrates a com-
munity event, "The Heartbeat of the
Neighborhood," Feb. 9-14. Be a guest for the
day at no charge and enjoy the facility. It is
open 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday
from 1-5 p.m. For information visit www.first-
The East Nassau County Chapter #4608 of
AARP will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m.
on Feb. 10 at the Council on Aging building
(across from Baptist Medical Center Nassau).
The chapter faces many challenges and
needs new members so that seniors may be
counted in the future of the country. Current
members are urged to attend and bring a new
member. The local chapter participates in the
local community, serving its citizens and
undertaking many projects with non-profit
The IMF Northeast Chapter of the
Multiple Myeloma Support group meets the
second Wednesday of each month at the
Marriott Courtyard at the Mayo Clinic at 6
p.m. The next meeting is Feb. 11. Everyone
with Multiple Myeloma and/or their care-
givers are encouraged to attend.
February's guest speaker is Dr.
Lawrence Solberg Jr. of the Mayo Clinic, an
expert in hematology, bone marrow transplan-
tation and internal medicine. Visit www.north- for more information,
directions and the speakers of the month, or
call Dianna M. Chiles, RN., at (904) 491-0007
or e-mail
The Camden/Kings Bay Council, Navy
League of the United States will meet Feb. 12
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 speaker will be
Capt. Jim Gaff of the Naval Order of the
United States and a survivor of the World War
II Normandy Invasion. Dinner is $20 per per-
son and reservations are required. Call (912)
729-7327 or e-mail navyleaguedinner@yahoo.


Libraries closed
Nassau County Public Libraries will be
closed Feb. 16 for President's Day. The book
drops will remain open and no fines will be
assessed that day.
NACDAC meeting
Members of the community interested in
the prevention and elimination of underage
drinking and other drug use within Nassau
County are invited to attend this month's
Nassau Alcohol, Crime and Drug Abatement
Coalition (NACDAC) meeting on Feb. 17 at
NACDAC is a nonprofit coalition created
to support and encourage drug-free lifestyle,
for the youth of Nassau County. It meets
the third Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. a
the County Building at 86026 Pages Dairy
Road in Yulee.
Stroke support
Savannah Grand Assisted Living
Residence, 1900 Amelia Trace Court,
Fernandina Beach, will hold its next stroke
support group meeting on Feb. 18 at 10:30
Dr. Barbara Browning will speak on the
causes of stroke and the result on brain func
tions. For more information call 321-0898.
Gullah/Geechee history
The Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage
Corridor Commission will present
"Reflections: Nassau County's
Gullah/Geechee History" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1
in the Peck Community Center.
The public program will celebrate the infl
ence of the culture on local history and honor
the Gullah/Geechee families of sea captains
and crew-who worked in the fishing and
shrimping industry.
The 15-member commission, appointed b
the U.S. Department of the Interior under th
federal Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage
Corridor Act, invites the community to atten
to share in documenting historic sites, neigh
borhoods, events and traditions related to th
culture throughout the county.
Homeless coalition
A membership meeting of the Coalition f(
the Homeless of Nassau County will be held
on Feb. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Peck Center.
Anyone requesting information about the
coalition or about this.meeting can call Tom
Washburn at 491-1753.
Commodities distribution
The Northeast Florida Community Actior
Agency, Inc. will distribute a small amount o:
U.S. Department of Agriculture Surplus Foo
Commodities on a first-come, first-served
basis from 12:30-3 p.m. March 4 at the MLK
Center Auditorium, 1200 Elm St.
Reading support
Emma Love Hardee Elementary PTO is
hosting a Rock the Reading Fair on May 15 t
reward students for meeting their Accelerate
Reader goals. Sponsors are being sought to
help offset expenses.
For $25, parents or businesses can place
business-card sized ad in the Fair Flyer, whi<
will go home to 400 families. Please call 491-
7936 for more information.

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Increase preparation if needed. If
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Shut doors and roll up windows. Leave
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Joseph L Byrd
Joseph L. Byrd, 78, passed
away Wednesday evening, Feb.
4, 2009, at his Yulee residence.
Mr. Byrd moved to the Yulee
area in 1955 from Screven, Ga.
He retired after 37 years with
Terminal Bag Company in 1993
and was a
member of
the Assembly
of God in
Yulee where L
he served his
Lord in many '-
ways includ-
ing singing
and playing the guitar and man-
dolin. He was the treasurer at
Blackrock Church of God. Mr.
Byrd loved gardening and
absolutely loved music and
played with several bluegrass
groups.lHe was a loving, devot-
ed husband, father and grand-
father and was a role model to
his children. He thoroughly
enjoyed his grandchildren. He
was a giving person and ldved
helping people. Above all, he
was absolutely devoted to his
S Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
4 He was predeceases by his
parents, Lewis and Mary Byrd;
a brother, Harold Byrd; and five
s sisters, Rene Bennett, Estelle
Leggett, Idell Bennett, Lucille
t Strickland and Tempie Norton.
Survivors include his wife of
56 years, Iva Lee Byrd of Yulee;
two sons and daughters in law,
Rocky (Valerie) Byrd and Gary
(Barbara) Byrd, both of Yulee;
two brothers, Eugene (Peggy)
Byrd of Yulee and James Byrd
ofJesup, Ga.; a sister, Allie Mae
Terrell of Starke; six grand-
children, Kacey, Erica, Clint,
Heather, Kenny and Greg; and
seven great-grandchildren,
Blaine, Brett, Taylor, Aric,
Makayla, Chelsea and Stan.
Funeral services will be held
Sat 2 p.m. Saturday in the
Stephens Chapel at Green Pine
19 Funeral Home with the Revs.
John White and Paul Hartley
u- officiating. Interment will fol-
ir low in the family burial estate at
Green Pine Cemetery. The fam-
ily will receive friends from 6-8
p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
)y Green Pine Funeral Home.

d Maggie Birdell
e Grimmage
Maggie Birdell Grimmage,
97, a longtime resident of Dixie
Road, Callahan, made her tran-
or sition Wednesday, Jan.28, 2009.
She was a member of
Greater Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church, 45031 Historic Lane,
Callahan, the Rev. C. J. Brown,
pastor. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Rufus
Grimmage Sr., son, Rufus
n Grimmage Jr., and two grand-
f sons, Roderick and Dominic
d Grimmage.
She leaves to cherish her
memories a loving and devot-
ed daughter-in-law, Catherine
Grimmage; four grandchildren,
Marilyn, Michael Sr., Maggie
C., Cassius (Shannon) Grim-
:o mage; six great-grandchildren,
ed Bryan, Michael Jr., Andrew,
Quinton, Alex and Keyshawn
Grimmage; a host of other rel-
a atives and numerous friends.
ch Graveside service will be
held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the
Callahan Community Cemetery.
Ms. Maggie B. can be viewed
1 from 4-8 p.m. tonight at the
Greater Mt. Pleasant Church
and from noon Saturday until
the time of service at the ceme-
J Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home





FRIDAY, February 6. 2009 NEWS News-Leader

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Nassau County Schools Superintendent John Ruis,
left, and Richard Iaines, president of the Fernandina
Beach Optimist Club, congratulate spelling bee run-
ner-up Josh Gaus, a fifth-grade student at Emma Love
Hardee Elementary School.

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It took 13 rounds for run-
ner-up Josh Gaus, a fifth-
grade student from Emma
Love Hardee Elementary
School, to fall out of the run-
ning. He tripped up when he
misspelled the word sleuth.
But Walker and Gaus stayed
in longer than anyone else by
Most of the participants
had been eliminated after mis-
spelling words such as deluxe,

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tion to take advantage of the
need for warehousing in the
David Miller, an investor in
both Harts Road LLC and
17/95 RV Park LLC, agreed.
"(The properties) certainly
should be in the eye of the
storm of this port expansion if
business ever picks back up,"
he said. "The county saw that
opportunity, and has been
instrumental in getting it
rezoned from residential to
industrial. ... Nassau County
is just in an ideal location to
service a port like that. If it
were a large enough facility...
that could be anywhere from
300 to 700 jobs. It depends on
who uses it, and for what. I
.would hope we could gain 300
jobs out of it for sure."
However, Gillette said,
there are no definite plans yet
to construct such facilities.
"(There's) nothing in concrete
yet. There are people looking
at it, but there's nothing that's
designed and ready to go," he
said. 'There's nothing on the
shelf to be built, but there's
some concepts out there."
"We're not a'developer. We
get the property zoned and get
water, sewer and electricity to
the site," Miller said. He
added, however, that the acces-
sibility of the sites to rail and
interstate traffic should make
them attractive prospects for
potential developers.
Boyle said time was of the
essence in getting industrial
facilities up and running on
the properties. "This would
provide permanent jobs at a
higher pay scale than many of

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Nassau County. Schools
Superintendent Dr. John Ruis
had kind words for all of the
students and gave them d brief
pep talk before the competi-
tion began.
"You're all already champi-
ons," he reminded the stu-
dents, each of whom had won
school-wide spelling bees.
"You came in here as champi-
ons, and you're going to leave
as champions"

'That could be
anywhere from 300
to 700jobs. It
depends on who uses
it, and for what.

the opportunities already
'here," he said. "... What we
want to do is make sure we've
got something here so they
don't just leap over us and go
into Georgia."
Miller said the commis-
sion's decision to rezone the
properties was forward-think-
ing. "I can't be more positive
about the cooperation of the
county commissioners, and it's
because of their interest in
jobs," he said. "I don't think
the appetite would have been
here three years ago. It was
either the leisure or the paper
Sand pulp (industries). We want
to keep both of those, but
there's no need not to add a
third dimension to the viabili-
ty of our county."

City hires legal help

for Front Street title


Local attorney Clinch
Kavanaugh has been hired by
the city to write a title opinion
on Front Street for a fee not to
exceed $18,500. City commis-
sioners authorized the legal
services unanimously at their
Tuesday meeting.
The title opinion, which
Kavanaugh said would take
about 150 hours to write, is nec-
essary so the city can make
infrastructure improvements to
its Front Street property
between Dade and Date streets.
The improvements will be
part of the city's revitalization
project for the downtown water-
City Attorney Tammi Bach
explained that a title opinion is
"a guarantee that this is what
the city owns."
"We have to be darn sure
what our rights, obligations and
interests are," said City
Manager Michael Czymbor.
Even though the job was not
required to go out for bid
because it involves legal serv-
ices, the city also notified sev-
eral other attorneys about the
Resident Marilyn
Williamson said that, although
she commended the city for
putting the job out to bid, she

MARINA Continued from 1A
administered by the state, is
meant to encourage transient
boaters to visit the area.
Although the grant has been
controversial, city officials
recently agreed that they must
go forward with it because if
they put a stop to it, the
$769,000 already spent would
have to be paid back.
Marina Director Coleman
Langshaw said after the meet-
ing that Worth Contracting
would most likely hold a pre-
construction meetingwithin the
next week. He noted that now is
a good time of year to start the
project because there are fewer
boaters using the docks. Some

felt it also should have been put
on the city's website. She also
asked why the city didn't just
have Bach handle the issue.
Bach noted that she is qual-
ified to do title work, but as the
opinion is due Feb. 27 and will
take 150 hours, she will not"
have the time to work on it.
"The title opinion on this
parcel of land would include a
chain of title beginning with a
land grant from the King of
Spain to Domingo Fernandez
through the present day," the
proposal states. "It would also
include the effect of the plat-
ting of the City of Fernandina
by the Fernandina Railroad
Company in 1857, the Charter
of the Florida Railroad
Company ... the effects of the
successor in interest railroads
on the ownership of Front
Street, City ordinances, transfer
of titles... as well as CSX and
the abutting property owners
Funding for the legal serv-
ices has already been budgeted,
but Czymbor noted that the
cost "would be appropriated by
the CRA (Community
Development Area)." Front
Street is part of the city's CRA,
an area designated as "blight-
ed" that is projected to receive
future tax gains after improve-

of the finger docks will be
repaired, he said, but others will
be replaced by new, larger
Langshaw said the city still
has no schedule for dredging
because a spoil site still must
be located. He also said he
"disagreed with the contention
that we have no water" in the
marina. There are some shal-
low areas in the marina, he
said, but that would have no
negative effect on the new
"We need to go forward,"
said Langshaw. "We have time
schedules and constraints."
The contractors will repair
docks B, C and D for about
$280,000 and install new docks

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G(ne But Not Forgotten
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A song is not a song.
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A sailboat would be just drifting,
Without the wind to guide its sails.
A newspaper, just empty pages,
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We lost a very special piece.
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city commissioners shall serve four-year terms in-Ilead of
three-year terms?
Should the city charter be amended to provide that
city elections be held every two years in even-numbni icd
years to coincide with county, state and federal election s?
Should the city charter be amended to cbtriyi the
powers of the city commission and provide that cotiini-Lii
sioners shall not directly interfere with or direct any city
employee but that commissioners may directly cunmmuni-
care with city employees with the express permission of
respective charter officers?
Should the city charter be amended to provide that
commissioners are not limited to two successive ltrms in
office and may serve without term limits?
Should the city charter be amended to provide that
the mayor serve a term of two years instead of ont. year
and that the city commission may remove the mayor
upon a and for any reason?
Should the city charter be amended to repeal
Section 123A regarding the date of city elections, ninpar-
tisan elections and runoff elections since its provi-ins
are included in other sections of the city charter?

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Stion to the first five. That
motion carried with Sapp,
Steger and Mayor Bruce
Malcolm voting in favor of it.
Two charter-amendment
questions were put on last
April's ballot concerning
supervisory responsibility for
the city attorney and city clerk.
Those two amendments were
approved by voters.
The city charter was eval-
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E, F and G for about $750,000.
The company will also repair
damaged piles for nearly
The city will save money by
doing electrical improvements
to docks E, F and G for an esti-
mated $70,000. This will save
an additional $48,000 estimat-
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did the work.

Review Committee over a 10-
r~onth period in 2007. The
committee presented its rec-
ommendations to commis-
sioners in November 2007.
Commissioners at that time
directed Bach to prepare char-
ter amendment options for vot-
ers, who must approve certain
changes before they can be
adopted into the city charter.
Simple modifications to the
charter such as wording may
be changed by ordinance.

The city received six bids
for the dock rehabilitation job.
According to City Finance
Director Patti Clifford, the city
will go out for bid to get a bank
loan to cover costs for the mari-
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possibly another grant will reim-
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'Let truth be told'

at youth forum

The Coalition for the
Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health
(CREED) is hosting a Youth
Forum/Luncheon from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the
Martin Luther King Center,
1200 E. Elm St. The focus of
the forum will be on the posi-
tive aspects of a healthy
lifestyle, which encourages
good decision-making and
should help to reduce teen
pregnancy, HIV/STD and
school dropout rates.
Topics for discussion are:
Teen Pregnancy, repre-
sentative from the Nassau
County Health Department
and Dr. LaRae Brown,
OB/GYN at Shands
Jacksonville. .
HIV/STD prevention,
representative from AIDS

Program Office Duval, and the
Duval County Health
Motivational speaker,
James "Mickey" Mullen,
Command Master Chief
(Ret.), U.S. Navy
"Love, Lovely Love" with
Christine-Anne Platel, a fun,
experiential, interactive ses-
sion to explore the concept of
love through sounding, mov-
ing and singing.
Panel discussion with
parents, pastors/ministers,
youth program directors.
Parents, ministers/pastors
and youth pi-ogram directors
are welcomed and encouraged
to attend. There is a $5 dona-
tion for anyone over the age of
19 who is not in high school.
For information call Jennett
Wilson-Baker at 556-3363.

Saturday is Black HIV/

AIDS Awareness Day

Florida Department of Health
recognizes Saturday as
National Black HIV/AIDS
Awareness Day, a national
community mobilization effort
designed to encourage blacks
across the United States to
"get educated, get tested, get
treated and get involved" with
National Black HIV/AIDS
Awareness Day was founded
in 2000 and occurs every year
on Feb. 7.
The theme of the 2009
observance is "Black Life Is
Worth Saving." The primary
goals of National Black HIV/
AIDS Awareness Day are to
motivate blacks to get educat-
ed about the transmission of
HIV/AIDS, get tested and


know their HIV status, get
involved in their local com-
munity and get treated if they
are currently living with HIV
or are newly diagnosed.
In 2007, black deaths
decreased by 13 percent, but
HIV/AIDS is still the leading
cause of death for black
females ages 25-44. The good
news is that HIV/AIDS is now
down to the third leading
cause of death for black males
ages 25-44.
Many events are planned
all week. For more informa-
tion or for a complete list of
events and activities in your
area, contact a local county
health department or visit
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servation representative Jay Smith, who performed his
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energy consumption by 2,808 kilowatt hours during a
three-month period.

Alcohol training slated
The state Division of It will be held in the Com-
Alcoholic Beverages and munity Room of the Fernandina
Tobacco, in cooperation with Beach Police Department, 1525
the Fernandina Beach Police Lime St., from 6-7:30 p.m. Thurs-
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Amelia Arts Academy

names interim director

The board of directors of
the Amelia Arts Academy has
announced the selection of
Pegge Ealum as interim direc-
tor for the not-for-profit organ-
She replaces Richard
Dickson, who resigned last
"Ms. Ealum is a very good
fit for us," said search com-
mittee member Fran Shea.
"Her qualifications will enable
the academy to carry on oper-
ations seamlessly, while we
seek a new, permanent direc-
A resident of Fernandina
Beach, Ealum received her
bachelor of music, flute per-
formance from the University
of Florida and MA in teaching
from Jacksonville University.
Her career includes being
adjunct professor of flute at

Jacksonvilld University,
ensemble coach for the Amelia
Island Chamber Music
Festival and director,
Jacksonville University's
AcadelDy of Music.
The 17-year-old Amelia
Arts Academy provides music,
performing and visual arts
programs to children and
adults in the area regardless of
their ability to pay. In addi-
tion to educational programs,
the academy offers a number
of varied performances
throughout the year.
"We want to increase and
improve the variety of classes
and performances we offer to
the community," Shea said,
"and we are especially hoping
to reach out to younger audi-
ences. We will be looking to
Pegge for some fresh per-

Yulee sex predator

arrested in Georgia
News-Leader description
of the man

A 58-year-old registered
sexual predator living in Yulee
is being held without bond at
the Camden County, Ga.,
Detention Center after he was
arrested in Woodbine, Ga., for
allegedly taking pictures and
asking for the e-mail address
of a child at a park.
John Broward Cardell was
arrested Jan. 31 at the
Woodbine Waterfront and
Boardwalk. According to
police, Cardell approached a
girl under the age of 12 and
started talking to her and tak-
ing pictures of her.
When he asked the girl for
her e-mail address, she ran
away and called 911. The girl
also told her parents about
what happened while she was
on the phone with a 911 dis-
patcher; she was able to give



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A short
time later,
Cardell f o u n d
Cardell sit-
ting in a
white van near the waterfront;
he matched the description
the victim had given police,
and a camera containing pho-
tographs of the girl was found
in his van as well.
Cardell has been charged
with enticing a child for inde-
cent purposes and photo-
graphing a minor without con-
Detectives are still investi-
gating the incident. At a bond
hearing Tuesday, Cardell was
denied bond.


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State Rep. Janet Adkins held an open house Jan. 27 at
her office on Eighth Street in Fernandina Beach. More
.than 75 people attended, including Joan Bean, left,
mother of Adkins' predecessor, former state Rep.
Aaron Bean. Contact Adkins at janet.adkins@myflori- or 491-3664.

Sierra Club coffee
Nassau County Commis-
sioner Danny Leeper is
scheduled to participate in
the Feb. 19 "Commissioners
& Conservation Coffee"
sponsored by the Nassau
Sierra Club from 9-10 a.m. at
the Kof6 Haus on Sadler
Road in Fernandina Beach.
This series of events with
county and city officials is
designed to provide ah
opportunity for the public to
discuss environmental and
conservation issues and
open a continuing dialogue
between the public and elect-
ed officials on concerns
about preserving the natural
beauty of Nassau County,
conserving open space,
obtaining funding to protect
sensitive land arid other
For further information
about the program, contact
Bob Weintraub at 491-6817.
Republicans to meet
The Republican Executive
Committee of the Republican
Party of Nassau County is
scheduled to hold its month-
ly meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 19.
Guest speaker will be
Nassau County Clerk of
Courts John Crawford.
The meeting will be held
at the County Building on
Pages Dairy Road.
Registered Republicans who
wish to be a member of the
executive committee are wel-
comed. All Republicans are
Refer to www.nassaugop.
org for information.
Lincoln Day Dinner
The Nassau Federated
Republican Women and

Republican Party of Nassau
County will hold the 19th
Annual Lincoln Day Dinner
on March 13 at the Amelia
Island Plantation Conference
Center. Laurie Firestone, for-
mer White House Social
Secretary, will be the fea-
She will
share her
ences dur-
S ing the
George H.
B W. Bush
Firestone administra-
tion with
emphasis on her duties,
'which included planning and
executing state dinners,
luncheons and receptions for
President Bush and First
Lady Barbara Bush.
Tickets are $90 for the
dinner and general recep-
tion. For those wishing to
attend a private reception
with Firestone and the din-
tier, tickets are $150 (Council
of 100 members $120).
The private reception for
Firestone will be held from
5:45-6:30 p.m. and the gener-
al reception will start at 6:30
p.m. followed by dinner at 7
State Rep. JanetAdkins
will be the master of cere-
Reservation deadline is
March 4. Checks should be
made payable to The
Republican Party of Nassau
County and mailed to PO.
Box 15573, Fernandina
Beach FL 32035. Dress is
black tie optional. For fur-
ther information, call
Republican headquarters at


As Valentine's Day approach-
es, we tend to focus more on
our romantic relationships, even
if only for that day. Whether we
are in a new involvement or a
long-term comfortable rela-
tionship, we humans go through
the same stages of relationship
development. Of course with
different people there is varia-
tion in how long each stage lasts
and how intense each one may
be. Age, genetics, health and
previous relationship experi-
ences play a part in how each
stage may differ in different peo-
A closer look at how we
work when it comes to our inter-
actions with our mates can give
us a new perspective on the
peaks and valleys that inevitably
are a part of any long-term part-
nership. Researchers agree
there are three basic stages of
love relationships. Not every
couple is capable of reaching
the third stage, and that couple
will inevitably break up or live in
perpetual conflict if they cannot
progress. The stages are not
distinct, but fade gradually into
each other. There is nuero-
chemistry involved, as well as
thoughts and behaviors, and all
three influence each other, cre-
ating our experience of our rela-
In the first stage of meeting
a person we are attracted to, it is
largely a physical reaction. Our

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North Florida has experi-
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These continued hard freezes
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arrow: Stages of love

senses pro-
vide informa-
tion to our
brain, which
in turn releas-
S es certain
hormones to
create a' feel-
ing of intense
MIND YOU Testosterone
and estrogen
are the pri-
Linda mary chemi-
Gamble cals bathing
our brain in
this first stage. The primitive
part of our brain is in charge
and we are subconsciously
attracted to a person who we
think will be a good mate for
reproduction. In older couples,
the hormones for this phase
may be less important and intel-
lectual reasons for mate selec-
tion are more apparent.
The second stage is an infat-
uation stage. We become mild-
ly obsessed with our mate; day-
dreaming about the future,
thinking about them all day and
experiencing a kind of high as
mood altering nuero-chemicals
surge through the brain and
affect our body. Serotonin, nor-
epinephrin and dopamine (the
three key players in depression

intensity phase is entered. The
chemistry involved at this point
involves vasopressin and oxy-
tocin. The former is a hormone
that lowers blood pressure, the
later is the "bonding hormone"
that is so apparent in mothers
holding their newborns.
This is the stage of relaxed
and confident coupling. An emo-
tional bond has been created
and sustains the partnership,
given that other things like com-
munication and compromise
skills are adequate.
As we celebrate love on
Valentine's Day and try to
understand it everyday, it helps
to know what is going on inside
your brain and body. It may pro-
vide some perspective on emo-
tions that you may be experi-
encing and it may help you to
know what lies ahead.
Linda Gamble, LMHC, is a
psychotherapist andfamily medi-
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Fernandina Beach. Call (904)
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and anxiety) are the main ele-
ments now. You may feel "love
sick," losing your appetite, not
sleeping and missing your mate
Many people mistake this
phase for genuine love because
it feels so good when things are
good, and it feels so wrong
when things are bad. We may
idealize our mate at this time,
thinking they are perfect for us.
As this phase begins to fade
though, individual differences
emerge and the hard work of
the third phase becomes appar-
The third phase is attach-
ment. Partners who navigate
this phase successfully have
unconditional acceptance of
their partners. There is a more
realistic view of our mate as we
build a history of successfully
handling conflict and differ-
ences. Couples have developed
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education and soup labels for
schools, Fernandina Beach
Middle School is accepting
donations of these items.
They may be dropped off at
the office, 315 Citrona Drive.
Call (904) 206-1370 for infor-
Free classes
Nassau County Adult
Education and Nassau
Community Academy offer
free classes for anyone inter-
ested in receiving their high
school diploma, GED or
Ready to Work credential.
Classes are held at four
locations: Callahan,
Fernandina Beach, Hilliard
'and Yulee. Hours are 5:30-8
p.m. Monday through
Thursday, except Hilliard,
which is 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursday. Afternoon
classes are from 12:45-3:15
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday.
For information call 491-
9899, ext. 1259, or 491-9953,
ext. 1293.

SAC meeting
The regular School
Advisory Council meeting at
Southside Elementary School
will be held at 2:15 p.m. Feb.
9 in the library. Parents and
the community are invited.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held Feb. 10 at
the Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. All inter-
ested students wishing to be
on the volunteer jury or act as
attorneys, court clerks and
bailiffs can sign up through
their school guidance offices
or by attending court. To par-
ticipate as an attorney, see
coordinator Charles Griffin,
who assigns the rotating posi-
tions. Volunteers need to
arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
For information call 548-4600.
Ballroom dancing
Amelia Island Ballroom
Youth Academy classes will

begin Feb. 12 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center,
and meet most Thursdays
from 3:30-4:30 p.m. All youths
from kindergarten to high
school are invited to partici-
pate. There is a one-time $10
registration fee. The classes
are free. Students also have
an opportunity to participate
in the local Dancing with the
Stars event. For more infor-
mation contact Felix Solis at
(904) 707-6762 or visit
Open house
Florida Community
College at Jacksonville is
hosting a free Collegewide
Open House at its Advanced
Technology Center (ATC) on
Feb. 19 from 5:30-8 p.m. High
school seniors, juniors and
sophomores (and their par-
ents) in Duval and Nassau
counties are especially
encouraged to attend.
The ATC is located at 401
W. State St. For more infor-
mation call (904) 680-3225 or
visit and click
on the Open House and
Information Session Calendar.


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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau
Country are proud to announce their Youths
of the Month for the beginning of the new
school year. Criteria for selection include
school work, home activities and helpfulness,
club activities and service, community activi-
ties and service, moral character and life

Kia Wells, Miller Club
Kia Wells is a sixth grader at Yulee Middle
School, where she is an A-B honor roll stu-
dent. She enjoys spending time with her fami-
ly and helping her mom cook.
Kia plans to pursue her dream
to become a doctor after gradu-
ating from high school. She also
wants to become a world -
famous model. She plans to
attend FCCJ for her associate
degree and then wants to transfer to Yale for
her bachelor's. Kia loves to help out around
the club and is an active Junior Leader. Kia
sets high standards for herself and believes if
she displays her good manners, "the Sky is
the limit!"

Zackery Will, Femandina Beach Club
Zackery Willis is a fourth grader at Emma
Love Hardee Elementary with vastly improv-
ing grades. He helps out at home by washing
dishes and feeding his dogs
;. Ralph and Bailey. Zak was an
S' original member of the
S Fernandina Beach Club and
recently rejoined when his fami-
ly moved back to the communi-
ty. He participates regularly in
"Passport to Manhood" and "Helping Hands."
Zak is a very conscientious and fun loving
individual. He is courteous and respectful at
all times and has leadership potential. After
completing school, he wants to become a vet-
erinarian or a dog- trainer.

Adam Matheson. Miller Club
Adam Matheson is 15 years old and
attends Yulee High School. He lives with his
father and enjoys working in the yard with
him. Adam's favorite subjects in
school are math and science.
After graduation he plans to join
the Marines. He wants to go on
Sthe front line and fight for his
country. Adam is a junior leader
and loves his Boys and Girls
Club. Every day he looks forward to coming
to the center and helping. Adam also belongs
to the Keystone/Torch Club and was very
instrumental in bringing in food for the
Thanksgiving basket.

Selah Jone, Fernandina Beach Club
Selah Jones is in the second grade at
Atlantic Elementary School,
where she is an outstanding sti-
dent. She lives with her mother
and 13-year-old sister, who is
I also a club member. At home
-" she likes to cook, get on the
computer, play games' and dress

up. Selah has been a club member for two
years; she is cheerful, responsible, thought-
ful and has a genuine affection for staff and
peers alike. Selah is helpful and honest and
has the potential to become an outstanding
leader. She wants to attend college and
become a teacher, doctor, dancer, singer or

Tyesha Liburd, Fernandina Beach Club
Tyesha Liburd started attending
Fernandina Beach High School this fall; in
her final year of middle school, she main-
tained a 3.1 GPA. Tyesha first joined the
Fernandina Beach Boys and Girls in 2006.
With her high-spirited attitude and outstand-
ing behavior, she has become a leader
through example. Tyesha lives with her
mother and two younger sisters and provides
lots of assistance in keeping the household
running smoothly. She wants to finish high
school, attend acting school and then pursue
a career on stage, television or film. Mostly,
however, she just wants to be successful in
life and become a positive citizen in society.

Jakob Lukasik Fernandina Beach Club
Jakob Lukasik is in the fourth grade at
Yulee Elementary School. He is a very intelli-
gent and inquisitive young man with a pas-
sion for reading and a thirst for knowledge.
He is friendly and respectful to peers and
staff alike, volunteers regularly to help keep
the club clean and is definitely leadership
material in the club. Jakob lives with his
mother and older brother who is also a club
member. Jakob's dream is to become a scien-
tist after finishing college. He is an excellent
student and definitely has the tools to obtain
his dream.

Faith Mitchell Fernandina Beach Club
Faith Mitchell is an outstanding fifth grad-
er at Emma Love Hardee Elementary school;
her favorite subject is math. She has been an
exceptional member of the Boys and Girls
Clubs for two years, both at the Fernandina
Beach Club and the Miller Club. She partici-
pates in the programs "Smart Girls" and
"Helping Hands" and will soon become a
member of the Torch Club. Faith is a very
caring and giving individual. She helps her
mother with the house and her three sib-
lings. After completing college, Faith wants
to pursue a career teaching or counseling.

Monica Roberts, Fernandina Beach Club
Monica Roberts is an outstanding fifth
grader at Emma Love Hardee Elementary
School, where she assists with morning
announcements. Her favorite subjects are
math and science. Monica has a very vocal
and energetic personality and.has been a joy
to have as a member for the past two years.
She enjoys "Smart Girls," being a member of
Torch Club and "Helping Hands." Monica
liveswith her mother and helps out at home
by completing her chores and looking after
her younger brother and sister. Monica
wants to pursue a career in nursing after
graduating from high school.

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FRIDAY. February 6.2009 NEWS News-Leader

It'll be quiet when we're all dead

I was driving down Centre Street in down-
town Fernandina Beach the other day and
it was so dang noisy I had to roll up my
car windows and crank up my stereo full
blast to drown out all the racket. Seems like
every place I passed had loud music, karaoke
and drunken, raucous laughter blaring like
Gabriel's trumpet on Judgment Day. Every
business in the shopping and restaurant dis-
trict had amplified noise booming from loud
speakers mounted outside. My eardrums took
such a beating it felt like I'd been in the ring
with Mike Tyson.
And all that loud talking. Heavens to murga-
troid, as a famous cartoon character used to
say. Everyone on the street was shouting to be
heard above the next person. Many of them
had megaphones. You think The Swamp is
noisy when the Gators are on defense? Take a
stroll down Centre Street or one of the many
side streets. Gawd, what a rumpus!
I finally got frustrated and stuck both fin-
gers in my ears and went around shouting "La-
la-la-la-la," just so I could have a little peace and
quiet enjoyment and not have to keep subject-
ing my poor tympanic membranes to all the
torture. I didn't hear a single soul engaged in a
conversation that wasn't yelling at the tops or
his or her lungs. What's up with that, anyway?
I'm reminded of the old and I do mean really
old cartoon about the hibernating bear
whose pooch house guest makes one little
peep and the bear wakes up and goes on a tear,
running around the house with his eyes
bulging out yelling, "Quiet! Quiet! I can't stand
the noise. Be quiet!"

And the bands. Lord have
mercy. Every restaurant,
diner, caf6, bar, coffee shop
and haberdashery I walked
Past had a loud band playing
out front. As if the music
blasting on all those outside
speakers wasn't enough. And
they all stank, too. Ugh! The
whole lot of them sounded
CUP OF like American Idol rejects -
JOE an oxymoron, of course.
What's up with all those
bands setting up outside
Joe Palmer every dining establishment
and gin joint in town anyway?
You'd think there was a big battle of the bands
contest going on somewhere. Although proba-
bly not. That's a pretty big deal. I'm sure if
something like that was going on there'd be at
least one merchant advertising it with ugly,
day-glow neon signage right at the front of his
and/or her establishment.
When I eat, I want absolute, dead silence all
around me. For at least 14 or 15 city blocks.
Preferably more. But I'm a reasonable person
so I never insist on more than 14 or 15 city
blocks of stony silence as a buffer zone around
my table. It got so bad in one place where I was
dining that I was finally forced to whip out my
harmonica and play it between bites just so that
I wouldn't have to hear all the other commo-
tion. Of course, everyone in the joint was talk-
ing and yelling so loud I don't think anyone
noticed that I don't have much future as a blues

We need some uber-aggressive noise con-
trol in Fernandina Beach. How about hiring
some big, beefy ex-bouncer types and arming
them with air horns and turning them loose to
patrol downtown on foot? Well have to equip
them with boom boxes so they'll blend in. They
can also use the boom boxes to shield their
own bodies against being pummeled to
smithereens by the bone-rattling din as they
make their rounds. If they encounter someone
making more noise than, oh, say a fire truck,
the Noise Enforcement and Abatement Patrol
Emergency Response Service (NEAPERS) can
simply draw their trusty air horns you know,
the ear-piercing ones that distressed boaters
use throw down on the noise making miscre-
ant and blast his or her eardrums out. If that
fails, they could always just stomp the dickens
out of 'em. That'd work.
We gotta do something about all this noise.
It's probably what's causing all the dolphin and
whale strandings, water pollution, bad air, high
property taxes, crappy schools, goofy local gov-
ernment, the financial market meltdown and
convenience store coffee that tastes like dis-
tilled dirty gym socks. What a great place this
would be to live if it were as silent as the grave.
We'd all be rich. All the schools would graduate
nothing but honors students. Civic leaders
would all be visionaries and there'd be a
Starbucks on every corner. Tourists would
pour in with sacks full of dough.
Hush yo' mouth.
Joe Palmer ofFernandina Beach writes regu-
larly for the News-Leader


Welfare state
I read the editorial dealing with the emissary
of our fair city with just a bit of incredulity ("Mr.
Jacobs goes to Washington," Jan. 14). We live in
a city and county that have consistently voted for
representatives who are resolutely against gov-
ernment spending. The people have voted for
representatives who are against taxes, even when
it would improve quality of life and needed gov-
ernment services. They voted against proposi-
tions that would result in government intrusion
in their lives on such pressing issues as gay mar-
riage, and our representatives have generally
been against proper oversight of government
expenditures, such as the Crane Island appeal,
the botched resurfacing of roads, the beach
renourishment during hurricane season etc.,
Why in the world would anybody think that
hiring a Democrat lobbyist would be something
the people support? Why should we ask tax-
payers in Broward County, let alone San
Francisco, to pay for anything that we have not
authorized ourselves? Our representatives must
stand up and shout against any federal dollars to
save the voters from themselves. That is the ulti-
mate in;hypocrisy, and the true imposition of
the welfare state.
The people of Nassau County have spoken; no
government spending, no taxes, no borrowing.
We promote reckless growth, cut taxes, deny
and cut government services. We should not
ask for a penny until the people vote to put rep-
resentatives in and propositions that show that
we are willing to tax ourselves for projects that
may be "shovel ready" but for the lack of tax
revenue, not projects that voters have consis-
tently opposed due to unwillingness to fund
them. Its like the child who murders his parents
and then asks for mercy by the court because he
is an orphan.
Bob Tankel
Fernandina Beach
Tough times
I read with interest the article by State Rep.
Janet Adkins ('"Tough times require bold
actions," Jan. 28).
We can agree with Mrs. Adkins' description
of the present day "tough times." I understand
that her remedy for these problems is to reduce
regulations on business.
It is generally agreed that the lack of'regula-
tion and the lack of enforcement of regulations
is the culprit that has led us to tough times.
It seems that most political leaders have their
own agenda and do not consider the common
good of all the folks in their district.
A good regulation to repeal would be the
Florida law that prohibits a gasoline dealer from
selling below cost. Let the free market work.
Jim Higgins
Fernandina Beach
Bold action?
Two examples of the failure of our elected offi-
cials to perform with the desires of their elec-
torate in mind are in the news lately. First is the
viewpoint from State Rep. Janet Adkins ('Tough
times require bold action," Jan. 28). Her sug-
gestion to solve the current recession and
increase demand is for "continued population
growth and new household formations."
The only people who want continued popu-
lation growth in Florida are developers and real-
tors: Everyone else, I am sure, says we already
have too many people. More people can only
degrade life for us all.
The other issue is Crane Island. The devel-
opers obviously have the right to appeal the
judge's ruling on the amount of development
allowed. For Nassau County commissioners to
also join this appeal when the majority of Nassau
citizens would prefer Crane Island to be made
into a park, or to receive a minimum of devel-
opment, is wrong.

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Representatives should do just what it says,
"represent the people and their wishes," not any-
thing else.
Hal Mather
Amelia Island
Malcolm is running
I want to make certain the citizens of
Fernandina Beach realize Mayor Bruce Malcolm
will seek re-election to our city commission on
April 14. Since Mayor Malcolm's name was
included in the Jan. 28 News-Leader article, "Sapp
won't run again," several people have mentioned
they heard Mr. Malcolm, along with Mr. Sapp,
would not be running. This rumor needs to be
stopped. Fulfilling his promise to represent our
city in as many civic activities as time would
allow, Mr. Malcolm.has brought the office of
mayor into the sunlight where it should remain.
David Edwards
Fernandina Beach
You all remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of
Arizona, who painted the jail cells pink and made
the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well, Sheriff
Joe is at it again! .
Maricopa County was spending approxi-
mately $18 million a year on stray animals, like
cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the
department over, and the county supervisors
said OK.
The animal shelters are now all staffed and
operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the
strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and
walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are
experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They
give great classes for anyone who'd like to adopt
an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off
the street, given them to the care of prisoners,
and had them place in dog shows.,
The best part? His budget for the entire
department is now under $3 million. A dog that
is neutered, current on all shots, in great health
and even has a microchip costs $78.
The prisoners get the benefit of about 28
cents an hour for working, but most would work
for free just to be out of their cells for the day.
Most of his budget is for utilities, building main-
tenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees
collected for adopted animals. I have long won-
dered when the rest of the country would take
a look at the way he runs the jail system and copy
some of his ideas.
He keeps getting elected over and over. Why?
Sheriff Joe has jail meals down to 40 cents a
serving and charges the inmates for them.
He stopped smoking and porno magazines in
the jails. Took away their weights and cut off all
but "G" movies.
He started chain gangs so the inmates could
do free work on county and city projects.
Then he started chain gangs for women so he
wouldn't get sued for discrimination.
He took away cable TV until he found out
there was a federal court order that required
cable TV for jails so he hooked up the cable
again but only allows the Disney Channel and the
Weather Channel. When asked why the Weather
Channel he replied, so they will know how hot
it's gonna be while they are working on my chain
He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional
When the inmates complained, he told them,
This isn't the Ritz-Carlton ... if you don't like it,.
don't come back.'
Sheriff Joe created the Tent City Jail. It is
hot and many inmates say it is inhumane.
He makes his prisoners wear pink and eat
bologna sandwiches. He told the inmates: "It's.
120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in
tents too. And they have to wear full battle gear.
But they didn't commit any crimes, so shut your
Way to go, Sheriff Joe!
Maybe if all prisons were like this one there
would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offend-
ers. Criminals should be punished for their
* crimes not live in luxury until it's time for their
parole, only to go out and commit another crime
so they can get back in to live on taxpayers'
money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to
have for themselves.
Bonnie Calhoun
Fernandina Beach
Human rights in jail
I am writing out of concern for the inmates at
the Nassau County Jail. I understand that these
people are incarcerated for various reasons and
that jail shouldn't be a comfortable place. But
regardless of why a person is at the Nassau
County Jail, basic human rights should be pre-
served. I have been a victim of crime and believe

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that those who commit crimes should pay for
their crimes but I also believe all persons incar-
cerated should be treated fairly aid humanely.
We have a fairly new jail but the plumbing
doesn't work properly; there has been insuffi-
cient heat during the past cold snap the vents
blow cold air; black mold is growing from air
vents and on the beds, which is a serious health
concern. Requests for repairs to be made have
been ignored.
Since there is no advocate group for inmates
in place, where does one go to address these
.issues? I have contacted the sheriff'soffice and
attempted to contact the environmental health
I realize that guards at the Nassau County
Jail deal with disrespectful and unruly inmates but
it does not give them the right to treat all inmates
unfairly. Most of the officers are courteous and
helpful but there are some that go to the other
extreme. As a visitor at the Nassau County Jail,
I have been spoken down to; had visitation time
shortened and been disrespected by some
We, the families of the inmates housed at the
Nassau County Jail, are victims too. We didn't ask
that they commit crimes but we love our family
members and care how they are treated and
expected that they are in a safe environment
while incarcerated.
Hopefully, someone will look into the prob-
lems at the Nassau County Jail and that com-
plaints voiced by the inmates will not continue to
fall on deaf ears.
Cynda A. Rosowski
Fernandina Beach
Newadvocacy group
The News-Leader article of Jan. 28, "New
group 'challenging legal system' in divorces,"
shows that there are unjust rulings in divorce
cases in Nassau County. I am currently involved
in just such a divorce before Judge Brian Davis.
My divorce proceedings began 19 months
ago. At that time my attorney requested Judge
Davis to step down from my divorce because of
a conflict of interest. In addition to issues with
Judge Davis' family, I also have an appeal pend-
ing before the Florida Supreme Court on a prior
ruling of his for a separate case. Judge Davis
steadfastly refused to step down, and in an effort
to punish me for taking him to task on his con-
flicts of interest, has removed all visitations and
contacts of my two young sons from me and the
rest of my family.
Do you know what it is like to not be a part
of your children's lives? To not see or hear of
them for a year during their childhood? To not
know how their days were or how they are doing
at school? No father should have to endure what
I have gone through.
Judge Davis is clearly biased and unethical,
and I plan on contacting this new advocates
group. I hope other fathers and mothers in a
similar position as mine will do the same and
together we can stop this abusive jurist.
Stephen Lukacs
Fernandina Beach
In response to letters published Jan. 21, the
county commission's decision to appeal the
recent judicial ruling on Crane Island is a prudent
one. Commissioners Mike Boyle, Barry
Holloway, Junior Boatright and Danny Leeper

faced the issue squarely and with open minds and
voted in the best interests of the entire county.
Individual property owners throughout this
very large county, .especially on the West Side,
could find their land value diminished and their
ability to develop it impacted negatively by this
incorrect decision. Our neighbors in Callahan
and Hilliard don't have the same issues we have
on Amelia Island. They should not be held
hostage by bureaucratic decisions made in
The judge's recent decision disallowed an
important property rights provision of the coun-
ty's Comprehensive Plan, which could have far-
reaching effects on the rights of many Nassau
County landowners. Contrary to a letter writer's
opinion, the issues considered by the county
commissioners involved more than just Crane
Island. Even though we support the Crane Island
project as originally approved, the appeal of a trial
judge's decision is the best way to clarify muddy
legal issues or correct faulty legal interpreta-
tions. To paraphrase Commissioner Boyle, the
ruling on a football field often needs to be reeval-
uated by another review.
In representing all of the people of Nassau
County, as it is their job to do, the county com-
mission voted to appeal this decision. It is not
doing so at taxpayer expense because these
expenses are being paid by the developer. Let's
support and congratulate them as they look after
our county's interests.
Rick Hobart
Fernandina Beach
More on Crane Island
I have been following the debate on the Crane
Island change of use decision by the county and
the appeal that now looms of the court's decision.
So to do so I went and looked up the laws on com-
prehensive plans and amending them. Florida
Statute 163.3184 outlines the steps required to
amend the comprehensive plan. It is a long and
involved process. That is putting it mildly. What
becomes the issue here is did the county com-
mission file and have approved an amendment to
.the county land use plan? I believe the judge in
his ruling ruled for the folks fighting the change
because there had not been approval made by the
state. If this is the case, then appealing is futile.
Now, if this is not the case and the judges' rul-
ing is in some other point in fact, then the appeal
might win. But why should the county join in the
appeal? If the ruling is overturned, the county
only gains the tax revenue that it changed the
density for. If they lose, the county then becomes,
as party to the suit, liable for the costs of the suit
including any and all of the defendants' (the
folks who fought the county change) legal costs.
This smells of the stuff that is going on with the
city's fight at the airport (where they are shelling
out tons of bucks to the folks they sued and
I guess what I'm trying to say is the party that
will most benefit from the increase in the density
of Crane Island is the developer. Why does the
county feel they have to make this "goodwill
gesture" and join the appeal? That I cannot fig-
ure out since it does not gain the suit any more
viability and only opens the county to the possi-
bility of having to pay lots of fees for the suit and
in compensation if the appeal is lost.
I don't see the win.
Sprague Owings

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Mr. and Mrs. Despard

David Hoyt Despard, both of
Rochester, N.Y., were mar-
ried at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 2009,
at Memorial United Metho-
dist Church with the Rev.
Brett Opalinski officiating.
The reception followed at the
Amelia Island Plantation.
The bride is the daughter
of Don and Betsy Millen of
Amelia Island.
The groom is the son of
Dave and Karen Despard of
Wilson, N.Y.


V A Shirley and Stanley Bunch
of Fernandina Beach are cele-
brating their 50th wedding
anniversary Feb. 14 at First
Baptist Church of Fernandina
Beach. The Bunches were
married Feb. 14, 1959, at First
Baptist Church with the Rev.
RE. Lee officiating. She is the
former Shirley Ray Bennett.
Their children are David
Bunch of Jacksonville and
Steven Bunch of Fernandina
Beach. They have five grand-
Mr. and Mrs. Bunch children.


Heather and Mitchell Carol Croteau of Bristol,
Stefanski of Yulee announce Conn., and Robert Stefanski
the birth of a son, Elias of North Clarendon, Vt.
Robert Stefanski, born at 2:13 Maternal grandparents are
p.m. Jan. 13, 2009, in Charles Andrews of Cocoa
Fernandina Beach. The baby and the late Elsie Andrews of
weighed 7.3 pounds and' Panama City.
measured 20.5 inches in Great-grandparents are
length. William and Jacqueline
Paternal grandparents are Croteau of Sandusky, Ohio.


Mary McTague of list for the 2008 fall semester
Fernandina Beach completed from Georgia College & State
courses with exemplary University in Milledgeville,
marks and made the dean's Ga.


Navy Seaman Recruit
Roshell L. Shellman, daugh-
ter of Veronica D. Shellman of
Hilliard and Kieth Mobley of
Hilliard, recently completed
U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Shellman completed a
variety of training, which
included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot

camp is "Battle Stations." This
exercise gives recruits the
skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is designed
to galvanize the basic warrior
attributes of sacrifice, dedica-
tion, teamwork and
endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and
the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account
what it means to be a Sailor.
Shellman is a 2008 gradu-
ate of Charlton County High'
School of Folkston, Ga.

Deadline for weddings and engagemems is 3 p m on Tuesdays

An historic day in nation's capital

To be among the millions of
people coming from all parts
of America, supporting
President Barack Obama and
his family, was truly a blessing from
The day began early in the morning
at 3 a.m. The Metro bus ride to the
Metro train, then the walk to the mall
was all worth it as the piercing cold and
wind were very present. There are
many words that can be used to
describe what everyone witnessed, but
none like really being there. What a
moment to behold!
There was a choice of going to the
mall or parade. We
went to the mall. Long
before noon, both the
parade route and the
S mall were full. Others
were turned away.
Before leaving
Fernandina, Metro
train tickets were
bought for Tuesday -,
NOW AND the big day but after
THEN getting there on
Saturday around 3
S p.m., we drove on to
Maybelle Delaware to pick up
our goddaughter,
Kirkland Dericka Benson, to
have her with us for the
week. Then it was back to Woodbridge,
Va., for the week of events.
Sunday always begins with church.
We attended Bethlehem Baptist Church,
where the Rev. White now serves as pas-
tor, fellowshippirig with members and
friends, getting information on things
happening for Dr. King's birthday cele-
bration on Monday.
We decided to go to D.C., so on
Monday, we stood in the long lines to
purchase tickets for the Metro, thinking
I should have purchased for both days
before I left Florida. Many others were
in line too; all part of the experience of
being there. Our turn finally came after
about an hour wait.
We traveled to Federal Triangle, got
off and joined the many, many other
people there. We walked up
Pennsylvania Avenue, took pictures of
the White House.
The only incident witnessed was a
couple carrying, signs against President
Bush with foul language and finally
throwing a pair of combat boots over the
fence of the White House lawn. Of
course, D.C.'s finest escorted them
After stopping at The Wall and visit-
ing other sites, we headed back to

above, waits
in the cold
for President
Obama to be
D.C., Jan.
20. She and
her hus-
band, Craig
Brown, left,
were among
the millions
thrilled to be
there despite,
the cold.

Virginia just before dark. All Metros
were open, which was good.
On Tuesday the big day Metro
was open, getting millions of travelers
into the city, but after the ceremony, the
downtown Metro was closed. We, along
with millions of others, had to walk
many miles to other Metro stations or
buses to get us out of D.C. Through all
of that as well as the cold, it was worth it
all, sharing the very heartfelt and soul-
ful feeling of the many others who felt
the same.
After witnessing such an historic
event on Tuesday, on Wednesday we
were able to drive into D.C. We wanted
to get a chili dog from the Chili Bowl,
where President Obama had eaten. We
were able to get there, but the traffic
and the line around the Chili Bowl was

too much, so we just took pictures.
Police were on hand to keep the traffic
moving. The line for purchase was
through the alley. Our thanks be to God
for safely travel there and back home.
The families of the late Bro. Luther
McHenry Sr. and Bro. Ernest James
Melton would like to thank you, their
family and friends, for all your acts of
kindness shown to them during their
bereavement and pray God's continued
blessings upon you.
Birthday wishes to Kathleen
Zetterower, Kayla Peterson, Martha
Owens, Faye Scott, Reginald Alexander
Jr., Luyerta Baker, Evans Jones, Annette
Roberts, Everett Way, Rochelle Walker,
Aletha Albertie, Paul Jones,.Samuel
Albertie, Shamari White, Lataya
Shepard and Brenda Peterson.

AARP lobbies for senior citizen
benefits at the national, statewide and
local level and is a social group with
service to others in mind. It meets at 1
p.m. the second Tuesday at the Council
on Aging, 1367 S 18th. Call John Megna
at 277-2143.
ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge
game is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and
Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Nassau
County Council on Aging, 1367 South
18th St, just south of the hospital park-
ing lot. Partners can be provided. For
more'information, call 261-8681.
The Amateur Radio Emergency
Society is looking for licensed ham radio
operators. All citizens interested in ama-
teur (ham) radio are invited to monthly
meetings from 7:30-9 p.m. the first
Wednesday of each month at the Nassau
County Emergen-cy Operations Center
in Yulee. Anyone interested in any
aspect of amateur radio involving emer-
gency preparedness in Nassau County
should contact Richard Freeman, ARES
emergency coordinator, Nassau, at-753-
Amelia Island Chess Club meets
from 2-5 p.m. the first and third
Saturday at Caf6 Karibo,. 27 N. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call Dan Doulet at
Amelia Island Genealo-gical
Society for anyone interested in tracing
ancestry meets the third Tuesday at 7
p.m. at the Community Room at the
Fernandina Beach Police station on

Lime Street. Call Marie Santry 321-3460.
Amelia Masonic Lodge #47 meets
every second and fourth Tuesday at the
Masonic Lodge located at 1101 S. 14th
St.; Fernandina Beach. All Master
Masons are invited to attend. For more
information, contact Gene Botts, secre-
tary, at 261-6394. Orlando Avila,
Worship-ful Master. E-mail ameliama- or visit www.master-
Amelia Island Group of Narcotics
Anonymous for anyone needing help
dealing with drugs meets at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays at
First Assembly of God Church, 302
South 14th St. Call 800-576-4357. For
additional meeting times or information
visit and click on meet-
Amelia Island Quilters Guild meets
at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday from
Septem-ber to June at the Woman's
Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Blvd., Fernandina
Beach. Call Pam Wise at 321-4118 or
Amelia Cruizers Car Club service
organization for car enthusiasts meets at
7 p.m. the second Tuesday and from 6-9
p.m. the second Friday for a cruise-in at
Murray's Grille, 3134 E. SR 200, Yulee,
and fourth Satur-day from 5:30-8:30 at
Do Wop Diner, 461379 SR 200, Yulee.
Call Gary Marlow 277-8693.
Amelia Island Sailing Club for
boaters and sailors meets at 6:30 p.m.
the first Tuesday at The Kraft Athletic

Club-Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer
Trail, Fernandina Beach. Call
Commodore Charles Steinkamp at 261-
5213 or Vice-Commodore Joe Bowen at
American Legion Post #54 veterans
organization meets at 7:30 p.m. the first
Monday at 12 S. llth St. Call Tom Gora
at 583-4597.
Books Plus Book Club for those
interested in book discussions meets at
Books Plus; 107 Centre St, Fernandina
Beach. Call Don Shaw for scheduling
and book information at 261-0303.
Bosom Buddies breast cancer sup-
port group meets the first Wednesday at
5:30 p.m. at the Community Room at the
Fernandina Beach Police Department
on Lime Street. Call Betty Armenti at
Bunco Amelia meets at 7 p.m. the
last Tuesday of the -month at traveling
locations. Ladies of all ages are invited
to join for a fun time, no experience nec-
essary. Contact Marjorie at 491-8622.
Byrd Wallace Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post meets at 7:30 p.m. the second
Monday at Kraft Athletic Club-Ten
Acres, 961023 Buccaneer Trail,
Fernandina Beach. Call Post Quarter-
niaster Pat Beamer at 261-6416.
Centre'd Women is a proudly disor-
ganized group of wonderful women that
meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday at
Art & Antiques, 702 Centre St. in
Fernandina Beach. Call Eileen Moore at

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Al-Anon Family Group
for family members and
friends of alcoholics meets at
the Alachua Club, 32 North
Third St., Fernandina Beach,
at 11 a.m. Sunday, Monday,
Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
day and at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Call 261-7175 or 261-1813.
The Alzheimer's/De-
mentia Support Group for
Nassau County meets the
third Thursday from 1:30-2:30
p.m. at the Council on Aging,
1367 South 18th St., Fernan-
dina Beach. No pre-registra-
tion is required. Call Ann
Smith at 261-0982.
Amelia Island Group of
Narcotics Anonymous for
anyone needing help dealing
with drugs meets at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursdays and
Sunday at First Assembly of
God Church, 302 South 14th
St. Call 800-576-4357. Visit
American Cancer
Society services available in
Nassau County include free
transportation to and from
cancer treatment; support
groups for breast cancer and

prostate cancer survivors and
patients and a program that
teaches techniques to people
undergoing cancer treatment
to help combat appearance-
related side effects. Call (904)
249-0022 or e-mail
The Association for
Retarded Citizens of Nassau
County is the only nonprofit
organization located in Yulee,
Florida providing Adult Day
Training, Employment
Opportunities, Personal Care
Services and Community
Inclusion for individuals with
developmental disabilities.
Call Faye Johnson at 225-9355
or visit
Barnabas Center, 11
South 11th St., Fernandina
Beach, provides food, cloth-
ing, household goods, med-
ical and dental care and subsi-
dies that cover rent and
utilities to the needy. It also
operates the New to You
resale store at 930 South 14th
St. Call Carol Reader at 321-
2334, e-mail Barnabas or visit


Miss Austin, Mr. Gore

Heather Denise Austin
and Joshua Claude Gore,
both of Gainesville, will be
married March 21, 2009, at
Patriots Point Links in
Charleston, S.C.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Larry Austin and
Pam Austin, both of Fernan-
dina Beach. The groom-elect
is the son of Claude and
Jennifer Gore of Ona, W.Va.

Micki Lynn Millen and


Live Dangerously?

There are many unnecessary risks in life where there A
is no "payoff' for the risks taken. Not wearing our seat belt
is like that. What we gain by not wearing our seat belt is
negligible compared to the risk assumed; the second or two
which we may gain by not buckling up is hardly worth
it if we are injured in an accident. Taking risks
like that with our life is tantamount to being
unappreciated of God's gft of life. But, some nsKs
have a potential payoff that is considerable compared to
the risk assumed. Asking someone for a date can
feel very risky, but what do we really risk?
fe might have to endure a few minutes of
discomfort (perhaps even humiliation, if things
go really poorly), but the payoff is probably well
worth the risk. Quilting a dead-end job and ys j ''
going back to school or gettingjob training i-
risky, but the payoff is probably well worth tt h
risk. Reaching oat to people wfio may reject
us is a definite risk, but the payoff of
potential friendship or love is worth the risk.
Life is a precious gift and we ought not to risk
it unnecessanly, but there are often payoffs to
taking risks. Each day we should consider the
risks and the possible rewards, and calculate
our odds wisely.

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to
seven, or even to eight, for you know not what evil may happen on ear lh.
R.S.V. Ecclesiastes 11.1-2

FRI)DAY. February 6. 2009/News-Leader


Jewish residents

form group to

reach others


A local group is reaching
out to Jewish residents of
Nassau County. The Jewish
Community of Amelia Island
was founded with the aim of
enriching the spiritual and
social life of Jewish residents
and visitors, said member
Debbie Price.
"It's a network. That's what
it's all about connecting with
people you might not connect
with otherwise," Price said. "...
It's to bring together, socially
as well as spiritually, people of
the Jewish faith on the island
and in the surrounding area."
"And give them a sense of
the Jewish community," added
her husband, Ron Price.
"It's so all of us who are
Jewish can share a common
bond," said fellow member
Terri Borakove.
Ron Price said the organi-
zation holds religious services.
"We've celebrated the major
holidays together," he said.
"This would include
Hanukkah, Passover and the
High Holy Days, which would
include Rosh Hashanah and
Yom Kippur. We've also intro-
duced a monthly Shabbat serv-
ice that is going to be held on
a rotating home basis on
Friday nights."
"With the Reform,
Conservative and Orthodox
(branches), we couldn't serve
everyone, but in the houses
everybody can just do their
own thing," said member Fred
Borakove, husband of Terri
"Service on Friday
night lasts about an hour and
a half and starts at 7 o'clock,
and there's food afterward -
basically a dessert and coffee,"
Debbie Price said. "It's up to
that person whether there's a
potluck dinner beforehand."
The organization also
observes life-cycle events.
"Life-cycle events would be
like a birth, a baby naming,
marriage or death," Debbie
Price said.'
"All of which have a reli-
gious ceremony associated
with them," Ron Price added.
"It's a part of the culture."
The organization is also
open to those with an interest
in Judaism. "It's even open to
people who are not Jewish,"

Debbie Price said. "If anybody
would like to come to our
events, they're welcome."
The group, which current-
ly boasts about 120
members, also encourages vol-
unteering in the community,
although it does not yet have
an organized volunteer pro-
gram. "Amelia Island is a small
community, and the Jewish
community is even smaller,"
said Fred Borakove. "There
are times when we as the
Jewish community can con-
tribute to the life of the island."
'The majority of people in
the group volunteer for some-
thing," Debbie Price said.
"That's definitely part of the
Jewish culture," added Ron
The group also helps keep
its members in touch with
their heritage. "A lot of mar-
riages now are mixed mar-
riages, and the spouse does-
n't necessarily want to leave
that (Jewish) heritage behind,"
Fred Borakove said.
"We want to keep those
Jewish rituals alive," added
Terri Borakove.
"Another reason that
prompted us to get a little
more organized is that we're
pretty distant from the Jewish
centers in Jacksonville, which
are on the southwest," Ron
Price said. Although many
members do travel to
Jacksonville to go to syna-
gogue, the group helps fulfill
members' spiritual life a little
closer to home, he said.
The group also helps visi-
tors to the island with religious
or social needs. "People who
are coming to the island, if
they Google 'Jewish' and
"Amelia,' we come up, so they
can get in touch with us and
we can assist them," Debbie
Price said. "... If you have
something going on on the
island, it's nice to know there's
someone to call on."
One of the most important
aspects of the group, however,
is the personal contact it
allows. "A lot of hopefully long-
lasting friendships have been
created here," Debbie Price
For more information on
the Jewish Community of
Amelia Island, visit www.jew-
ishcommunityofameliais-, or call Debbie Price
at 310-6060.

Swimming instructions and the Good News

S plash, glug, glug, the
man bobbed up and
down for what seemed
like the last time. He
was drowning and no one was
there to help him. Then, out
of the corner of his eye, he
saw it a boat racing to where
he was. Somehow, the sight
gave him just enough
strength to splash to the sur-
face one more time.
"You're gonna be all right,"
shouted the captain as his
boat coasted to a stop just a
few yards away. 'Try cupping
your hands like this, and kick-
ing without bending your
knees so much," the captain
said from the driver's seat
"You've almost got it."
Well, I'm sure you agree, a
pretty dumb approach to help-
ing someone, right? Right!
Unfortunately, the story is not
as uncommon as you might
think. Actually, if you slow
down and ask people, it's
quite interesting to
many people view the God of
the Bible in a very similar
way. Let me explain.
1 For years, I used to believe

Dinner night
Dinner is servedat 1st
Cafe in First Presbyterian's
Jim Thomas Hall each
Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., fol-
lowed by activities for nurs-
ery through adults at 6:15
p.m. Call the church office at
261-3837 by Monday at 4:30
p.m. with your reservation.

New Jerusalem, 816 South
10th St., invites you to a
Night of Empowerment, "Are
You Up For The Job?" at 6
p.m. on Feb. 7. There will be
anointed singers and praise
dancers and speakers to
encourage and empower. Dr.
Ruby Baker, pastor.
Dinner cruise
New Zion Missionary
Baptist Church invites you to
enjoy a time of fun, relaxation
and beauty on the Jungle
Queen Dinner Cruise Ship
March 13 and 14.
Bus departs from Publix
shopping plaza at 6:30 a.m. on
March 13. Cost starts at $135
per person (depending on the
number of people sharing
accommodations) and
includes transportation
aboard the luxury liner, din-
ner cruise ticket and hotel
accommodations for one

that God was
like the boat
A- approach to
1. helping me
was little
more than
pulling up
beside me in
PULPIT my time of
NOTES trouble and
telling me all
the things
Pastor that I was
Rob Goyette doing
wrong. Kick
harder, cup your hands better,
or in religions vocabulary,
pray more, read your Bible
longer, do more good deeds.
You see the problem with this
view of God is that it's not at
all how He saves people.
Let me say it again, if
someone is drowning, there is
absolutely no point in trying
to give them swimming
instructions. Yet, much of
what is done in the name of
God is built on this very con-
cept. As human beings, if all
we needed was someone to



A new contemporary worship experience begins on Feb.
15 at 11 a.m. in the Anchor located at Sixth and Centre
streets. The service will feature musicians leading praise
songs in addition to a cutting edge sermon delivery by Dr.
Holton-Siegling. Before Ihe service. enjoy coffee and donuts
served at 10:40 a.m. on the sidewalk.
After 150 years of sacred traditional worship. First
Presbyterian bravely steps into the technical age offering an
alternative worship experience for the post baby boom world.
The location on Centre Street provides a convenient and visi-
ble worship center with easy access tor visitors, tounsts and
locals in a less formal atmosphere. This worship opportunity
is being added to the regular Sunday morning schedule to
meet the needs of a growing and diverse community. All are
invited and welcome. Come as you are For more information
call 261-3837

night at the Sheraton Inn and
Suites, Fort Lauderdale. A
$50 deposit is due by Feb. 8
and the final payment by
March 1. For more informa-
tion, call Evelyn Sergeant at
(904) 849-7149 or (305) 331-
Talent show
On Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in
Jim Thomas Hall, enjoy the
first Senior Talent Show from
First Presbyterian Church
featuring some well-known
talent,some questionable tal-
ent and some Idol rejects.
Sign up early. Enjoy a catered
lunch from Sonny's Bar-B-
Que. The cost is $12 per per-

son. Make your reservation
by check no later than Feb.
12 in the church office.
Couples night
First Baptist Church pres-
entfGouples Night Qgttifea-'
turing,,ThbBurchfield: ,; ;.
Brothers in concert on Feb.
13. The evening begins with
dinner at 6 p.m., followed by
the concert with reserved
seating. Jon and Ben
Burchfield make music that
inspires the soul and mes-
merizes audiences of all ages.
Many refer to them as the
"Manheim Steamroller" of
hymns. Tickets for dinner
and concert are $25 per cou-


ple and may be purchased
through the church office.
The concert, which will begin
at 7 p.m., is open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact
the church office at 261-3617.
Divorce help
DivorceCare is a 13-week
support group and seminar
for people who are experienc-
ing separation and divorce.
Each session features video-
tapes with nationally recog-
nized experts on divorce and
recovery topics, and an
opportunity for group discus-
sion of the emotional and
painful issues surrounding
this topic. This is a nonde-
nominational group; non-
church members are wel-
come. A new group will start
on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church,
961167 Buccaneer Trail. For
information, call Dave Parker
at the church, 261-9527.
Bible scholar
First Assembly of God,
302 South 14th St., Fernan-
dina Beach, will feature the
'Rev. Robert Lardon on
Feb. 15 at 10:45 a.m. and 6:30
p.m. Lardon is a renowned
Bible scholar with a unique
understanding of the rele-
vance of the Old Testament
to Christian thought and
teachings. For information
call 261-6448.

"'Worship this week

at the pCace

of your choice"

Jackie Hayes,
C Pastor

SBprist Church
Sunday School.........................................9:30 am
Sunday W orship ..................................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ..............................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study .......................:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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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 offAlA & Felmor Road)

New Website!

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

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

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


44 i^ 1FIRST

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!
Just offCentre St. D L Holton Siegling, Jr 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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Children's Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
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Healing Prayer: 6PM
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Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Co"ner Old Na ..sauvlle Rd.)
Worship Service it 9:30 a.m.
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Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles

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


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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.
6:00pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses: Vigil 6:00pm: Holy Day 8:30am
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45pm or by appt.
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-190
Emergency Number 904-277-6566,
Ilsn call 904-277-0550

Pastor: Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training ........... 6:00PM.
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)
Nursery provided

Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship
S SUN 9:30am
j, .WED 7:00pm
Youth, Nursery &
Children's Ministries
Rob Christle Goyette
SeniorPastors OnAIA I mile west fAmelia island
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Valentine's Couples
Dinner and Concert

Friday, February 13
6:00 PM
Featuring the
Burchfield Brothers
Tickets are $25 per couple
or $5 for concert only
and are available in the
church office.
Call 261-3617 or visit
First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
Sen. Pastor, Jeff Overton

Innovative Style. Contempoaay Music, CasualAtmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
Gathering for worship 10:45am
at Yulee Elem. School
Cafetorium, 86063 Felmore Road & A1A
(Nursery provided)
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.

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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
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225-0809

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr.. Pastor
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coach us through our trou-
bles, there would be absolute-
ly no reason for God to have
sent us a savior. You know,
someone to do for us the
thing that we can't do for our-
Now I know that we
don't often like to admit it, but
there are just some things
that we can't do. Saving our-
selves is one of them. That's
the primary message of the
Bible. If you miss that part, all
the other stuff means very lit-
Yes, I know, the Bible is
full of practical instructions on
how to live better lives, but if
the foundational truth of our
need for a savior is not proper-
ly understood, and more
importantly experienced, all
the other stuff doesn't matter.
It's like giving nice clothes
and jewelry to someone in a
burning house and then
expecting those things to
solve their problems. All right,
so I'm preaching a little, but
I'm not the only one. It's the
central message of the most
published and read book in

the entire world.
Now if for some reason
you don't agree, I'm sure not
here to debate the issue.
Believe it or not, I'm the kind
of guy that thinks everyone
should be free to navigate the
waters of life any way they so
choose, without having some-
one force-feed religion down
their throat.
That being said, this
article comes to those who
are tired of trying to fix their
own lives and see their need
for the outstretched hand
of a loving God. I leave you
with the words of Jesus him-
self: Matt.ll:28: "Come unto
me, all you that labor and are
heavy laden, and I will give
you rest. Take my yoke upon
you, and learn of me; for I am
meek and lowly in heart; and
you shall find rest unto your
Luke 19:10: "For the Son of
man is come to seek and to
save that which was lost."
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Outreach Center





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The St. Michael Academy soccer team went 3-0
in the playoffs to clinch the Catholic grade
school title last week. Pictured, clockwise from
top left: Chris Azar battles a San Juan del Rio
player; Christopher McCranie chases after the
ball; Nathan Fischer prepares to fire the ball;
Daniel McCranie tries to fend off an opponent.

St. Michael Islanders crowned champs

St. Michael Academy cap-
tured its first soccer champi-
onship in school history when
the Islanders defeated San Juan
del Rio 3-1 Jan. 30 at the Ybor
Alvarez fields on Bailey Road.
The St. Michael Islanders
shut out Epiphany 8-0 on Jan.
26 and Blessed Trinity 2-1 on
Jan. 28 to advance to the cham-
pionship game of the Catholic
Grade School Athletic League.
Chris Azar scored a game-
tying goal in the title game for
St Michael. Tom Taylor scored
the go-ahead, assisted by Chris
Azar, and Johnathan Azar
scored the third goal on a free
St Michael finished the reg-
ular season with an 8-0-1 record
and went 3-0 in the playoffs.
During the regular season,
the Islanders scored 59 goals
and allowed just eight over riine
games. In the playoffs, St.
Michael scored 13 goals, allow-
ing just two.
We have a fairly young team
and we were usually outsized in
both size and speed," Coach

Hector Vanlennep said. "Our
defense has been very solid all
year. Johnathan Azar and
Michael Combs have been our
stoppers and the center of our
'The offense has been very
balanced with goals by many
players, but Chris Azar has
been the heart of the offense,
leading the team in both goals
and assists."
Chris Azar finished the sea-
son with 19 goals and 12 assists.
"Nathan Fischer was a big
leader in the midfield with his
speed and hustle," Vanlennep
said. "He would cover the entire
Ashlyn Nasser, an eighth-
grader, made her soccer debut
this season with St. Michael.
"She developed into a
starter and one of our best
defenders," Vanlennep said.
"She could cover anyone I
asked her to."
Chris Azar was voted the
championship game most valu-
able player and he and team-
mates Fischer and Johnathan
Azar competed in an all-star
game in Jacksonville Tuesday.
Vanlennep served as the coach.

The St. Michael soccer team includes, front row from left, Chris Azar, Jared
Holland, Daniel McCranie, Josh McLaughlin, Christopher McCranie; back
row, Carson Nave, Michael Combs, Alex Hoven, Daniel Alvarado, Nathan
Fischer, Hector Vanlennep, Ashlyn Nassar, Ashley Wolfla, Alec Cutajar, Tom
Taylor, Johnathan Azar, head coach Hector Vanlennep with assistants John
Combs and Dan McCranie.


FBHS hosts

District 4-3A


The regular season wrapped up
this week for high school boys bas-
ketball teams and the postseason tips
off next week. Three Nassau County
teams will be in Fernandina Beach
for the nine-team District 4-3A tour-
nament, which starts Monday.
Fernandina Beach High School
(22-2 overall, 7-1 in the district) is the
second seed behind Ribault. Yulee is
seeded third.
In the first round Monday, Trinity
and Baldwin open play at 6 p.m. The
FBHS Pirates take on the West Nassau
Warriors at 7:30 p.m., a rematch from
the championship game of the 16th .
annual Johnny T Smith Classic last
week at FBHS. FBHS beat Yulee to
advance to the title game.
On Tuesday, Bishop Snyder and
Episcopal play at 5 p.m., followed by
Yulee and Bolles at 6:30 p.m. Ribault
takes on the winner of the Baldwin-
Trinity game at 8 p.m.
The semifinals are Feb. 13 and the
championship is at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at
Pirate Gym off Citrona Drive.
The Pirates capped the regular
season at home Thursday with Bishop
The Yulee High School Hornets
finished the regular season Tuesday at
home with Trinity Catholic.
The FBHS Lady Pirates got a
first-round win in the District 4-3A
tournament at Baldwin. They defeat-
ed Bishop Snyder 45-29 and play again
tonight against Ribault.
'This was the first round of the
playoffs and the girls were ready for
Bishop Snyder," said Mike Landtroop,
FBHS girls basketball coach. "They
came out ready to play from start to
finish. Their excellent defensive effort
caused a lot of Bishop Snyder turn-
overs and the Pirates got a lot of easy
baskets off of the press."
Mackenzie McBride led the Lady
Pirates with 17 points. Ebony Peterson
had 11.
S "J.B. (Belcher) played big down
low and had a lot of offensive re-
bounds," Landtroop said. "Overall, a
great effort by the entire team."


Pirates make

run in playoffs
The Pirate soccer team lost 2-1 to
Bolles Jan. 30 in the district champi-
onship game but it didn't keep them
out of the state playoffs.
As district runners-up, the Fernan-
dina Beach High School boys soccer
team hit the road Thursday to take
on PK. Yonge in Gainesville.
Jared DeStefano scored the lone
goal for the Pirates in the champi-
onship game.
"We fell short to a very good team,"
said Joshua Dunn, FBHS boys soccer
coach. "Davis Haney made several
great saves to keep us in the game. We
missed to many chances to score and
ran out of gas."

Local pair offree-throw kings crowned Saturday

H ow many free tions. International champi- began to wonder just what the local paper, some
throws in a row do ons are announced by the K was the world record for con- research was done and they
you think you could of C international headquar- secutive free-throws made found out that he had just set
make? Think that ters. Last year more than and who did it. You might be the world record, although it
over for a minute and we will 170,000 sharpshooters partici- surprised to find out the was not official because the
get back to that. pated in more than 3,000 local record was set in Jacksonville people from the Guinness
Last week seven boys and competitions. on April 28, 1996, by Ted St. World Book of Records had not
girls from Fernandina Beach Boys and girls winners Martin. Never heard of him? witnessed it. Now the NBA '
and Hilliard ages 10-14 were included Robert Southwick, Most haven't. He never made record for consecutive free-
crowned 10, Julie Fournier and Kai the NBA and, in fact, never throws made during games is
U champions Middlebrook, 11, Gracie even played in college. He 97 by Michael Williams of the
of the 2009 Lindberg and Matthew was just your average high Minnesota Timberwolves q '
Knights of SooHoo, 12, Miriah school player who grew up over the 1993 season. St. u
S Columbus Durrance, 13, and Aaron and gave up the game as he Martin would hit that many
free-throw Weihe captured the 14-year- moved on in life. just warming up.
Schampi- old boys championship. But, as a 35-year-old dairy As his legend grew, St.
onship. St. Each contestant was farmer in California, St. Martin began traveling the
Michael allowed 15 free-throw Martin began to reminisce country putting on demon- Kai Middlebrook, ri
Church attempts. The top performers about his playing days and stations and taking on others champions from the
Council were Weihe, who made 13 of felt that it what a shame he at such events as the Final Free-Throw Compel
SPORTS sponsored his 15 throws, and Kai had become rusty at the sport Four weekend, at NBA games Center.
the third Middlebrook, who swished 12 he loved so much as a kid. So and charity benefits.
MEDICINE annual com- of his 15 throws. Each of he nailed a hoop to the side of In 1996 he was sponsored another after another
petition at these winners earned the his barn and started shooting, by Coors Light and traveled kept swishing them in
GREGORY the Peck right to compete in the dis- After a while he found he the country taking on all chal- neared 5 p.m., the last
SMITH. M.D. Center gym trict competition in was able to hit a couple hun- lengers. During an event in longer was turned bac
in Jacksonville Feb. 21 with an dred free-throws in a row. Jacksonville, St. Martin begai St. Martin's count of t(
Fernandina eye toward moving on to the That's right, a couple hun- shooting free-throws first free-throws made was
Beach. All Nassau County subsequent regional and state dred without a miss. He didn't thing in the morning. One up an amazing 5,22
youngsters ages 10-14 were championship tourneys: think much of it until one competitor after another straight free-throws m
eligible to participate. So, did you come up with night he was shooting with stepped up to shoot against Yes, that number is co
The Knights of Columbus your answer? How many some buddies and St. Martin him. He shot free-throws and it is truly unbeliev
Free-Throw Championship is could you make in a row? In amazed family and friends by against kids, college players So, kids, congratul
held annually with winners preparation for writing this firing off 514 free-throws in a and middle-aged men. He on your victories this
progressing through local, article, I began doing a little row. never lost. Not once. In fact, weekend. But keep pr
district and state competi- research on free-throws and One of the buddies called he didn't miss. One after because now you have

atPeck Gym

eight, and Aaron Weihe are two of the
e Knights of Columbus Basketball
ition held Saturday at the Peck

he just
. As it
:k and
Sa new

number to shoot for.
This column is written to
discuss issues regarding sports,
medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replace-
ment for treatment by your reg-
ular doctor Specific concerns
should be discussed with a '
physician. Mail questions to
Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S.
18th St., Suite 204, Fernan-
dina Beach, FL 32034. For
appointments, call 261-8787
or visit




Em Street Little League
Elm Street Little League will hold spring
registration from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 and
from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 14 at Charles L.
Albert Field. Fee is $40 for ages 9-12 with
$10 for an additional sibling. The league will
also offer T-ball this summer for ages 5-8.
Cost will be $20. Season starts in June.
Contact Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.

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).

Yulee Little League
Yulee Little League will hold an umpires
clinic 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.

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 for information.

Gator get-together
The Nassau County Gator Club will meet
from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 12 at.The Surf on South
Fletcher Avenue in Fernandina Beach. Marty
Cohen will speak at 7 p.m., updating Gator
fans on the latest recruits and sharing his
insights on the 2008-9 national championship
team. Steak and baked potato is the special
and other items will be available. Call Tommy
Roberts at 277-4111.

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-
tered runners.
Fees for the 5K/10K 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, where online reg-
istration is also available. For information, visit
the website or call (904) 624-0027.

Old Timers, gear up
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.

Opening'day for softball league
The Family Driven Softball League will
hold opening day Feb. 7. The ceremony will
begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by opening state-
ment from ASA regional commissioner Deena
Poole. The FDSL board of directors will then
be introduced followed by opening prayer by
Jake Mottayaw.
The National Anthem will be sung by
Pastor Sean Gossett followed by the ceremo-
nial first pitch by Pastor Jackie Hayes. The
first game will be at 10 a.m., featuring the
Bridge Family Worship Center against
Springhill Baptist Church. In the second game
at 11:30 a.m., Celebration Baptist Church No.
2 will take on Yulee Baptist Church.
The horse shoe toss competition will begin
at 11 a.m. and will be judged by Eric Schmidt
of Yulee Baptist Church.
At noon, the best dessert competition will
be supervised by Mary Bennett. The judges
will be Paul and Vickie Hafer from The
Lighthouse 89.3FM and Poole. At 1 p.m. the
winners of the horse shoe toss and the best
dessert contest will be announced. The sack
race will follow and will be judged by Ben
Lloyd of Blackrock Baptist Church.
The final game of the day will be at 1:30
pm and will feature Five Points Baptist
Church against Celebration Baptist Church
No. 1, Chris Spivey from Celebration Baptist
Church will say closing prayer following the
The community is invited to attend these
events and admission is free. Purchase food
and drinks at the concession stand or bring a
picnic lunch. For information contact league
president Ernie Stuckey at 261-6083.

Baseball and softball umpires can join the
River City Umpires Association. Call Terry
Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or Aaron Knowles
at (904) 962-7184. Visit

Sailing Club meets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club. Social
hour is at 6:30 p.m; the meeting starts at 7:30
p.m. Call Commodore Joe Blanchard at 277-
4257 or visit

Dennis Sassenger, Bubba Dickerson, James Lee and Mickey Rushton, from left,
teamed up to win the Super Bowl Tournament last weekend at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club with a round of round of 16-under-par 57.

Pardue; Speck win ladies title

The Fernandina Beach Women's Golf
Association held its annual Member-Member
Golf Tournament Jan. 27 and Tuesday.
Twenty teams competed in the two-day event. with a low net score of
120 for the two days were Sandy Pardue and
Nancy Speck.
SThe A flight winners were Linda Scott and
Kathleen Walker with a score of 124. Second
place in A flight went to Mary Ann Schroeder
and Mary Ansley with a score of 135.
The B flight winners were Javene Lamb
and Jean Taylor with a score of 126. Second-
place winners were Diana Hunter and Peggie
Rusk with a score of 133.


The C flight win went to Sue Simpson and
Cynthia Moorehead for first place with a
score of 122. Second place went to Helen
Hirsch and B.J. Murphy with a winning score
of 127..

Junior golfclinic
The Fernandina Beach Golf Club will host
a junior golf clinic series Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28
from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $60. Call the golf shop
to register or for information, 277-7370.


Amelia Island Surge brought home another "blue" from the recent 3 V 3 soccer tour-
nament in Keystone Heights. The Surge, a U-13 recreation team, was pitted against
both competitive teams and a U-14 recreation team. The Surge won the champi-
onship, shutting out the U-14 team 4-0 in the finals. The team, pictured with Coach
Pete Kinsley, had a guest player, Lauren Anderson, who contributed with several
goals and assists. Members of the team are Ashley Kinsley, Lana Tomassetti, Erin
Joyce and Taylor Kinsley. The team travels to Melbourne for a tournament Feb. 14.

Scott Holder, left,, and Spencer Ross teamed up to catch this 45-pound Amelia Island

Grouper, snapper at the bottom

"I recently made a second
bottom fishing trip to the
Brunswick 40-mile bottom
last week and found the fish-
ing was still excellent for B-
Liners measuring up to 18
inches," said Captain Benny
Hendrix, skipper of the char-
ter boat Heavy Hitter. "Our
fishing party also caught legal
grouper and red snapper. I
am sure glad the government
did not close down our
grouper and
snapper fish-
'The ver-
milion snap-
per fishing is
Ithe best I
have seen in
several fish-
ing seasons."

ON THE Local salt-
water fisher-
WATER men fre-
TERRY quently call
TERRY vermilion
LACOSS snapper B-
Liners. Best
baits include
fresh local squid and small
chunks of cigar minnows.
Wahoo are also running at
Northeast Florida's
Continental Shelf, where
water depths drop off sharply
from 80-200 feet in a very
short distance. Wahoo can
weigh over 90 pounds. The .
best lures include the C&H
Wahoo Whacker in black and
purple, the red-and-white
American Express and the
black-and-red C&H Stubby.
A high pressure is sched-
uled to arrive today, bringing
mild weather and, more
importantly, allowing fisher-
men to enjoy a wide variety of
local fishing opportunities. A
flood tide arrives at 7 a.m.
Saturday with a low tide com-
ing at 12:40 p.m.
Look for some of the best
redfishing this weekend to
come during the last few


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David Bird was dressed for Amelia Islarid's cool winter
weather, but he soon found the red snapper fishing was
red hot.

hours of the falling tide when
redfish will be schooling at
the deep sides of oysterbars,
docks, marsh points and
creek mouths. Live shrimp.
drifted under a small float or
barbed to a 1/4-ounce jig
head fished slowly along the
bottom is producing redfish
weighing to 10 pounds.
Many of the Central
FloriJ 1~si&,ill haye .spawvY.-
ing bass working the shallows
with a full moon arriving
Monday. Some of the more
popular lakes include Lake
George, Crescent Lake and
Rodman Reservoir.
One of the better lures for
spawning bass is a No. 9
Rapala in the black-and-silver
color pattern. Cast the min-
now imitator close to a stump
or similar bass hideout, allow-
ing all of the ripples in the
water to disappear. Retrieve
the plug slowly under the sur-
face with a stop-and-go

I watched National
Graphic's bass special
Monday night and was sad-
dened to see that "Dottie," the
25.1-pound bass, had died.
The big bass was caught and
released by Mike Winn while
fishing in California's Lake
Dixon on March 20, 2007.
Winn had foul hooked the
bass, which did not qualify
the bass for a world record.
Winn decided to release the
bass in hopes of catching it
using traditional angling tech-
niques and fished just about
everyday until the big bass
was found dead on the sur-
face of Lake Dixon.

The'News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches. E-
mail photos to bjones@fbnews
leader cor, mail them to PO.
Box 766, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035 or drop them by 511
Ash St., Fernandina Beach.
Call Beth Jones at 261-3696.


Boys Basketball
Feb. 7 District 3-1 A TBA
Feb. 13-16 Region 1-1Aat Starke TBA
Feb. 19-21 State at Lakeland 10:00
Varsity Baseball
Feb. 10 First Pitch at Palatka 7:00
Feb. 13 First Pitch at Palatka TBA
Feb. 17 at Baker County 6:00
Feb. 20 PONTE VEDRA 6:00
Feb. 26 at Bishop Snyder' 4:00
March 2 TRINITY' 6:00
March 6 at Winter Haven 7:00
March 7 at Lake Wales 12:00
March 10 at Bolles' 6:00
March 11 MARIST 6:00
March 13 YULEE' 7:00
March 18 ANDERSON CO, (Tenn.) 7:00
March 20 at West Nassau' 6:00
March 21 WAYNE COUNTY, Ga. 1:00
March24 Nease at Baseball Grounds 6:00
March 27 at University Christian 4:00
March31 at Yulee 6:00
April 3 EPISCOPAL' 7:00
April 4 at Wayne County 1:00
April 14 at Baldwin' 6:00
April 16 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 17 at Lake City-Columbia 7:00
April 20 at Camden County 6:00
April 24 LEE 7:00
April 27-30 District at Episcopal TBA
SDistrict 4-3A games
Junior Varsity Baseball
Feb. 20 at Fleming Island 3:30
Feb. 23 at West Nassau 5:00
Feb. 24 ORANGE PARK 5:00
Feb. 26 YULEE 6:00
March 9 ENGLEWOOD 5:00
March 10 BOLLES 5:00
March 13 at Ponte Vedra 6:00
March 18 at Englewood 5:00
March 19 at Yulee 6:00
March 24 PONTE VEDRA 6:00
March 25 WEST NASSAU 5:00
March 30 at Bolles 5:00
April 1-2 Tournament at Yulee TBA
April 6 at Orange Park 6:30

Feb. 17
Feb. 19
Feb. 20
Feb. 24
Feb. 26
Feb. 27

Junior Varsity Baseball
at West Nassau
at Baldwin
at Fernandina Beach

March 2
March 4
March 7
March 9
March 12
March 13
March 19
March 20
March 23
March 25
March 27
April 1

April 2
April 14
April 16
April 18

Feb 13
Feb. 14
Feb. 16
Feb. 17
Feb. 19
Feb. 23
Feb. 24
Feb. 27
March 5
March 6
March 9
March 10
March 13
March 17
March 18
March 20
March 24
March 26
March 27
March 31
April 4
April 6
April 14
April 17
April 21
April 23
April 24
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at Camden County, Ga. 6:00
at First Coast 12:00
at Hilliard 6:30
First Coast-West Nassau 4:00
Fernandina Beach-Yulee 7:00
Consolation game 4:00
Championship 7:00
at Bolles 6:00
at Camden County tourney
vs. Coffee County TBA
Varsity Baseball
at Hawthorne preseason classic
vs. Gainesville-Eastside 7:00
vs. Hawthorne 1:00
at Hilliard 6:30
at Episcopal* 7:00
at Camden County, Ga. 6:00
at Fernandina Beach* 7:00
at Mandarin Christian 5:00
at Hawthorne 7:00
at Bishop Snyder* 4:00
at Orange Park 6:30
at Trinity Christian* 4:00
at S. Johns Country Day 12:00
at Robert E. Lee 4:30
BOLLES' 6:00
BISHOP SNYDER (seniors) 6:00
at Andrew Jackson 6:00
at Gainesville 7:00
3 District at Episcopal


Feb 10
Feb 12
Feb 13
Feb 17
Feb 18
Feb 20
Feb 24
Feb 26
Feb 27
March 2
March 4
March 6
March 10

at Baldwin*
at Bishop Snyder'
at Bolles'
at Episcopal"
at West Nassau'
at First Coast

March 11 BISHOP SNYDER' 6:00
March 13 at Yulee* 6:00
March 17 at Trinity' 7:00
March 23 at Stanton 6:00
March 26 WEST NASSAU' 6:00
April 1 at St. Joseph 6:30
April 2 BOLLES' 7:00
April 3 at Ed White 6:00
April 17 ST JOSEPH (seniors) 6:30
April 20-25 District at Bolles
*District game
March 4 at Union County 3:00
March 18 at Bradford County 3:30
March 27 Section qualifier at Baker 12:00
April 1 COUNTY MEET 3:45
April 6 Section qualifier at Baker 12:00
April 11 Section 3-1A meet at Baker 10am
April 25 State 1A at N. Port Richey 10:30
Feb. 20-21 at St. Johns Classic 2:00
Feb. 24 WEST NASSAU (AIP) 4:00
Feb. 26 CAMDEN COUNTY (AIP) 4:00
March 4 at Bishop Snyder 4:00
March 6-7 at Camden Invitational 3:00
March 9 at Bolles 4:30
March 10 BISHOP KENNY (AIP) 4:00
March 11 at Stanton 4:00
March 17 BAKER COUNTY 4:00
March 19 at St. Johns Country Day 4:00
March 20 PAXON (AIP) 4:00
March 24 at West Nassau 4:00
March 25 BISHOP SNYDER (AIP) 4:00
March 31 at Yulee 4:00
April 13-14 DISTRICT 3-2A 8am
Feb. 12 at Terry Parker 6:00
Feb. 13 at Fernandina Beach 6.00
Feb. 17 WEST NASSAU 6:00
Feb. 19 at Hilliard 6:00
Feb. 27 BOLLES 6'00
March 2 at Fletcher 6:30
March 3 at Baldwin 6:00
March 5 EPISCOPAL 6:00
March 10 at Tnnity Christian 6:30
March 17 at Bishop Snyder 5:15
March 19 at Providence 6"30
March 20 at West Nassau 6:00
March 26 BALDWIN 6:00
March 31 at Bolles 6:00
April 1 at Episcopal 6:30
April 6 at Bartram Trail 5:00
April 14 HILLIARD 6:00
April 16 STANTON (seniors) 6:00
April 20- District at Bolles TBD

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Art walk, Dinner & De Niro'and romantic escapades
For the News.Leader Island Film Festival will present exclu- A cash bar and cof- on Centre Street, Alexander's Book 5:30-8:30 p.m. Artwalk is free and lets
sive screenings of the Magnolia fee service will also Store, Palmetto Walk, and the UPS you meet the artists behind the work.
This Valentine's Day, Amelia Island Pictures film "What Just Happened," be available, stores on the island and in Yulee. Call Visit
hotels, businesses and art galleries starring Robert De Niro and Sean Doors will open 335-1110 or visit www.AmeliaIsland for more information.
are offering fun and romantic escapes. Penn. The Saturday screening at 6 p.m. Tickets '.. A number of hotels and resorts
Along with discounted hotel offers, includes a meal of Chicken Tetrazzini, are $25 per person. Also on Feb. 14, Amelia Island will also are offering packages and dis-
enjoy two exciting Valentine's Day Roasted Vegetable Lasagna, Orange The Friday screen- kick off its first Artrageous Artwalk, counts for the Valentine's Day week-
weekend events: "Dinner, De Niro Infused Green Beans, Baby Greens ing is $10 per per- with 14 galleries showcasing a vari- end. Visit
with Your Darling" and the Artrageous Salad with Balsamic Dressing and son, with a cash bar ety of fine art, including photography, Five island accommodators are offer-
Artwalk, showcasing 14 galleries. Chocolate Espresso Mousse, catered available. Tickets pottery, copper, metal, stained glass, ing the Lover's Long Weekend pack-
On Feb. 13 and 14, the Amelia by Karen Miller of Old South Yankee. are available at Susie's Snaks'N Stuff watercolors, acrylics and more, from age. Visit

Chinese artist at

Wall Art Gallery

reception Feb. 12
The public is invited to meet internationally
known abstract expressionist Bao Le De at
a reception at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at The Wall
Art Gallery, 122 S..Eighth St., Fernandina
His works will be exhibited at the gallery through
June 4. A portion of proceeds will benefit the
American Heart Association.
Born in Inner Mongolia, China, in 1959, Bao Le
De received his BA. degree from the Tianjing
Academy of Fine Art and taught at the Tianjing
Institute of Fine Art.
Le De grew up during China's Cultural
Revolution, becoming a member of the so-called
1985 New Wave Generation of underground idealists
who rebelled against party propaganda and artistic
repression by embracing, creating and surreptitious-
ly exhibiting art influenced by Western modern and
post-modern culture.
He uses bold and brilliant colors in his mixed
media collages, works that are his own unique blend-
ing of Eastern and Western culture and are a part of
private collections worldwide. He meticulously lay-
ers textured rice paper onto his canvasses, creates
ink landscapes influenced by traditional Chinese cal-
ligraphy and then, using palette knife and brush,
adds colorful oils that create energetic and inspira-
tional expressions of nature, mountains, streams and
In 1989, his "Sun Flower" painting was selected
for inclusion in the famed China/Avant-Guarde exhi-
bition that took place at the China Art Museum in
Beijing and was shut down by authorities just a few
hours after it opened. Two months later, China's
June Fourth Movement better known as the
Tiananmen Square Massacre took place, a tragedy
that drove Le De to leave his homeland for New
York, where he continued developing his unique
abstract expressionistic style.
In 1991, Le De received his MA. degree from
Pittsburgh State University. Five years later, he
*opened his first gallery in Boston. In 1998, Le De
launched the first of his two Tao Water Art Galleries
on Cape Cod; the original in West Barnstable, fol-
lowed in 2007 by another in Provincetown. On exhib-
it at his galleries are Le De's own unique and sprawl-
ing mixed media collages along with the works of
other contemporary Chinese artists.
Le De's figurative and landscape works border on,
pure abstraction and color and have been described
as "an energy pairing Western kinetics and Asian flu-
The Wall Art Gallery, which opened in October
2005, is located in an architecturally unique and con-
verted century-old service station near the
Fernandina Historic District. Its mission is to broad-
en the scope of the area's art scene by bringing in
artists of international repute to talk about and
exhibit their works.
Call gallery manager Sally West at 491-6303.

The Wall Art Gallery also has the work of Robert
Rauschenberg, a painter, photographer, printmaker, choreogra-
pher, onstage performer, set designer and, in his.later years,
even a composer, available for purchasing and viewing at
Rauschenberg defied the traditional idea that an artist stick to
one medium or style. He pushed, prodded and sometimes recon-
ceived all the mediums that he worked in.
The Studies for Chinese Summerhall, above, is a collection of
photographs taken by Rauschenberg on a trip to China in 1982.
In these photographs, Rauschenberg captured a unique glimpse
of everyday life in China. With his unique eye, he bridged the gap
between the past and present day China.

Cinnamon, green

olives and chicken

a winning dish

It isn't easy to make
chicken interesting, but this
really does the trick.
I was intrigued by this
Spanish-influenced recipe
because of two things: the
cinnamon and green olives
in one pot. What crazy
genius thought up that com-
bination? Was it just an acci-
dent, or is it a common com-
bination in Spanish cooking?
As it turns out and as
the Spanish have known for-
ever -cinnamon can success-
fully be used in savory, as
well as sweet dishes. But as I
have since found out, it
should also be used very
sparingly. I have a tendency
to pour on the spices, but
sadly, not everyone has my
I actually grew up in a.
typical American home with
a father who had a delicate
stomach. Mom was always a
good cook, being of the per-
fectionist type, but she was
not allowed to make spicy
meals. I don't think I tasted
pizza until I was a teenager,
- whenI was'staying at a
cousin's house.
I also don't remember
ever "eating out" for the
pleasure of the experience.
We only went into restau-
rants when we were travel-
ing, and my parents always
complained about the poor
quality of the cooking.
Compared to Mom's meals it
probably was but that didn't
stop me from wanting to try
it more often.
As a result, I've devel-
oped a somewhat adventur-
ous palate, although I'd have
to draw the line at eating a
cockroach. I have, however,
eaten snails many times,
broiled and sizzling in garlic
butter, made by my husband
when we were first becom-
ing an item.
I found this recipe online
a couple of years ago. I must

S give due
credit to
Bittman, a
food writer
for the New
York Times,
who had an
online video
BODIJOOUS just how
COOK this would
look if you
Anela made it.
Angela At any
Daughtry rate, once I
saw the cin-
namon/olive combination, I
had to try it. It looked rela-
tively easy (one of my
requirements) with ingredi-
ents readily attainable. The
result? Fabulous. I recom-
mend it to anyone wanting to
impress friends and family
with a great and uniquely
tasty meal.

tablespoons extra virgin olive
3 to 4 pounds leg/thigh pieces
ofchicken, cut in two, excess
fat removed (you can also
use just chicken thighs)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large onion, chopped
2 teaspoons peeled and minced
1 1-inch cinnamon stick, or
1/4 teaspoon ground cinna-
1 tablespoon mincedgarlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
2 cups chicken stock or water
11/2 cups green olives, pitted or
stuffed with pimentos
Lemon juice to taste
Chopped cilantro leaves forgar-
Brown chicken, skin-side
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Health and wellness is the focus in February at
the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd.,
Suite 101G, Amelia Island. Special
"Health Matters" educational semi-
nars will be held every Friday at 8.
a.m. at the chamber, as well as a
Lunch & Learn Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m.
on "Wellness and Small Business"
with speaker Ray Strickland and a
boxed chicken salad lunch provid-
ed by Chick-Fil-A. Cost is $5 for .
members; $10 for non-members. Reservations
required. RSVP to 261-3248 or
The month will culminate with the Chamber's
first Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, Feb.
28 at The Journey Church, 869 Sadler Road.
Admission is free. Tickets are available at the
Chamber of Commerce. For exhibit space contact
Chamber Membership Director Kelly Monti at
261-3248 or

The Amelia Island Museum of History. 233 S.
Third St., invites you to a special presentation
tonight at 5:30 p.m., featuring Dr. Vibert White, a
professor of History and Archeology at the

University of Central
Florida. White is on the
ground floor of some
truly exciting archeologi-
cal discoveries in Florida.
Recently several sites
have been discovered la IStS
that suggest that there injAml lei
were settlements of free - -"
blacks living in Florida during the era of slavery.
This program is free and open to the public.
On Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m., Jim Longacre will talk
about the illegal slave trade of Fernandina. And on
Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m., enjoy a special 3rd Friday on
3rd St. with Alton Yates speaking on integrating
For more information on any of these events,
visit or call 261-7378.

"Love the Environment" is a
Nassau Sierra Club fundraiser to
be held Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. that
involves dropping numbered golf ,, ,
balls from a helicopter onto the '"
Bailey Road soccer field. The three closest balls to
a "hole" painted on the field will win cash prizes.
The closest ball will earn its "owner" 3 percent
of the gross donations for the event; second clos-

est will win 2 percent and the third closest golf
ball's owner will collect 1 percent. It is estimated
the event will attract at least $3,000 in donations.
A donation to the Nassau Sierra Club of $20
will "buy" one numbered golf ball. A $50 donation
will get three numbered balls. An $85 donation
will get five numbered balls. Tickets for the num-
bered golf balls can be obtained at various mer-
chants and locations around Amelia Island and
Nassau County. For information call Bob
Weintraub at 491-6817.

Friends of the Library invites .- "
you to Ride The Reading
Express and explore Fernandina /
during the Victorian era from 2- t '
5 p.m. Feb. 14. Hop on the trolley /
and explore local history. Listen
to stories at the Amelia Island _
Museum of History, the Visitor's
Depot, and City Hall featuring
Alice in Wonderland and selections from the
American Girl Collection, enjoy cookies and
punch and, if you're one of the first 600
children, you'll receive a keepsake tote bag filled
with goodies. Also enjoy merchant coupons. Call
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The 13th annual Desserts
of Amelia, a fundraiser for
Femandina Beach Middle
School, will be held at the
Atlantic Recreation Center
from 6-8 p.m. tonight. There
will be live entertainment,
desserts from restaurants
around the island and a silent
and live auction. Tickets are
$10 and include a chance to
win a prizes. You do not need
to be present to win.
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Fresh from the field straw-
berries have just arrived at
the Fernandina Farmers
Market. Tommy and Jane
King of King's
Farms, past
festival win-
ners, will have
flats of straw-
berries from
their Starke
farm available Saturday as
well as greens and other veg-
etables. The market is open
every Satur-day from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. at Seventh and Centre
streets. Call 491-4872 or visit
* *
On Feb. 11 from 10-11
a.m., Nassau County Master
Gardener Paul Gosnell will
conduct a Landscape
Matters class on roses. The
session will begin at the EOC
office at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex and
include a visit to the UF/IFAS
Nassau County
Demonstration Garden. The
class is free and open to the
public. Call Horticulture
Extension Agent Rebecca
Jordi at 548-1116.
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The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold
its 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. The
cost is $5 per person and
dessert will be served. For
reservations call 321-1752 or
contact a member.
* *
Local author Annette
McCollough Myers will be
available Feb. 7,14 and 21
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at
Books Plus on Centre
Street to sign copies of her
book, The Shrinking Sands of
an African American Beach
(written for the preservation of
Florida's historic resources).
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host a garage sale from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. on Feb. 7 at
1325 Marian Drive,
Femandina Beach. Books,
tapes, CDs, baby items, small
appliances, furniture, kitchen
and home decor items will be
available. To donate items call
Marilyn at 491-8819.
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The Nassau County Public
Library System and the
Friends of the Nassau County
Public Library System, in part-
nership with the Association
for the Study and Preserva-
tion of African American
History of Nassau County and
the Florida Humanities
Council, are sponsoring sev-
eral Black History Month pro-
Local author/librarian
Marsha Dean Phelts will dis-
cuss her latest book, The
American Beach Cookbook,
with 300 pages of traditional
and contemporary recipes, on
Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Peck Center. Phelts is the
author of An American Beach
for African Americans and a
freelance writer and photogra-
pher for The Florida Star
Contact the library at 277-

Susan Loosberg of the
Pink Door,.a breast cancer
survivor boutique in Palatka,
will be the guest speaker at
the Feb 9 meeting of the Pink
Ribbon Ladies at 6 p.m. in
the Conference Room at
Baptist Medical Center
The Pink Ribbon Ladies
will have a booth on Feb 14,
prior to the 26.2 with Donna
National Marathon, at the
Donna Health and Fitness,
Expo being held at the Hyatt
Regency Jacksonville on East
Coast Line Drive. Five mem-
bers of the Pink Ribbon
'Ladies will be walking the half
marathon in the 26.2 with
Donna National Marathon at
Jacksonville Beach on Feb
15. Contact Joyce Karsko at
261-2976 or Isobel Lyle at
* *
The Fernandina Beach
branch library will host
"Global Gathering" teens'
liv~ch o, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.
The.~cha club is designed for
griaes "-12'.For more infor-
mation call 277-7365. Visit
* *
Scrap N Around Amelia
offers classes at 528 S. Eighth
St. The next class is Feb. 10.
Call 206-4121 for details.
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Local singer/songwriter Karl W. Davis w
host his friends from France for a tour of th
Southeast starting Feb. 13, including conc
in Fernandina Beach. This creative collabo
tion has produced many
wonderful blues and soul
songs that are being
enjoyed all over Europe and
the U.S.
The group will play Feb.
14 at 9 p.m. at
Hammerhead. Cover
charge is $5. They play Feb.
15 and 22 at 4 p.m. at the
Green Turtle. For informa-
tion call (904) 415-5503.
On Feb. 20 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Courty
Nights at the Florida Community College
Betty P. Cook Nassau Center presents Kai
W. Davis & The Milkmen, playing soul, funl
.and blues.
Sponsored by the FCCJ Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center, the News-Leader and the
Nassau County Record, Courtyard Nights
free and open to the public. Light refresh-
ments will be available but individuals may
bring their own. Alcohol is not permitted. C;
548-4400 for information.
DeMerleatOcean 60
The Martini Bar at Ocean 60 Restauran
60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, presents tl
Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz Tno featuring
Bonnie Eisele tonight and Feb. 7 from 9-p.
12:30 a.m. For reservations and more infol
nation, visit or call (904
Couples night
First Baptist Church presents Couples
Night Out featuring The Burchfield Brothers
concert on Feb. 13. The evening begins wi
dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the concert w
reserved seating. Jon and Ben Burchfield
make music that inspires the soul and mes
menzes audiences of all ages. Many refer
them as the "Manheim Steamroller'" of hyrr
Tickets for dinner and concert are $25 per
couple and may be purchased through the
church office. The concert, which will begir
7 p.m., will be open to the public. For more
information, contact the church office at 26
Recipe for Love
Jack & Diane's. 708 Centre St., present
Recipe For Love, an intimate Valentine's d
ner and show, featuring The Dynamic Les

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DeMerle Jazz Trio with
vocalist Bonnie Eisele on
ill Feb. 13 and 14 at 7 and 9
e p.m. Cost is $75 per per-
erts son, all inclusive. Dinner
ra- includes appetizer, entree.
dessert, glass of wine,
gratuity and show included. Fo
and information call 321-1444.

Romantic Celo
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
will present "The Romantic Cello," teaunrng
internationally acclaimed pianist
Wendy Chen and cellist Andres
Diaz on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. at the
Amelia Plantation Chapel. The
festival's artistic director and cel-
list, Christopher Rex, also will
perform as well as preview the
festival's 2009 season.
Tickets are $25 and available
online at www.aicmf or by calling 261-1779.
Credit cards are accepted. The program will
consist of works for piano and cello by
Menotti, Martinu and Rachmaninoff. The
Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island.
Musc workshop
The Florida House Inn on South Third
Street will feature Orrn Star in a mandolin
workshop from 2-4 p.m and a bluegrass
rhythm guitar workshop from 5-9 p.m. March
Cost is $50 per workshop, or $45 if both
are booked. Classes are limited to 12 stu-
dents. Call 261-3300 or e-mail
For more information on Siar. visit
Utilizing the classic song New River Train,
the mandolin workshop will explore how to
transform a simply melody into a lull-sounding
mandolin solo by adding harmonized notes
and strums to your leads.
Pops concert package
ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the
Symphony) is sponsonng a Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra Pops
Concert Package, including
dinner at the Ocean Club on
the Amelia Island Plantation,
followed by round-trip bus
transportation and concert
tickets to Ben Vereen Sings
Sammy! on March 13. Contact Ted Preston at
277-6618 for reservations or information.

om 6-8 p.m. Feb. Vsit www.sunburstbeauty.
ilcon's Nest at com or call (352) 429-4924.
d Plantation. Entries can also be picked up
ill be accepted for at the city Parks and
uing Animals in Recreation Department, Fifi's
r more informa- Resale and Wiggle Worms.
-2275. *
* Local author Becky Duke
burst Model and will sign copies of her book,
I pageant will be Celebrating Marrage, from 111
m. Feb. 14 at the a.m. until 5 p.m. on Feb. 14,
r. Valentine's Day, at
nts will have a Books Plus on -
n up to $10,000, Centre Street.
s bonds and other Her book is a col- .
s.will advance to election of success- .
sunburst Finals in ful marriage sto-
lay. There are 11 ries from about 20
s ranging from local couples and
ear to 27. about 22 out-of-state couples.
Each couple gives brief tips
on staying happily married.
* *
Watch as the sun sets over
the marsh at Amelia Island
Plantation and birds fly in for
the night as the naturalists
help you identify them and the
unique aspects of their salt
marsh habitat during a kayak
tourFeb. 14from4-6p.m.
SCost is $60 (must be at least
8 years old). All skill levels
welcome single and double
kayaks available. Call the
Nature Center at 321-5082.

Life and relationship coach
Christine-Anne Platel will offer
a Valentine's Workshop for
SSingles and Couples:
Opening Your Heart with
Voice Movement Therapy
H (VMT) on Feb. 14 from 9:30

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a.m.-5:30 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church. Call (904)
583-0231 or e-mail

Wake up with'the birds of
Amelia Island Plantation dur-
ing "Breakfast with the
Birds" on.Feb. 15 from 8-10
a.m. Enjoy coffee and a light
breakfast at the nature center,
then look for unique birds.
Cost is $13. Reserve your
.spot by Feb. 13 by calling
* *
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community
Room, 1525 Lime St. Guest
speaker will be Dr. Carolyn
Williams, associate professor
of history at the University of
North Florida, with "From
Slavery to Freedom: The
Local African American
Experience in the Post Civil
War Era." The event is free
and open to the public.

The Amelia Island
Chapter of the DAR will host
its monthly meeting on Feb.
18 at the Golf Club of Amelia
beginning at 10:30 a.m. All
members and prospective
members are invited. Call
Vickie at 321-0828 to make

Fernandina Little Theatre
presents "Jewel Thieves," a

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conspiracy comedy by
Norman Beim, starring
Maggie Carlson, Amelia Hart,
Doug McDowell, and Joe
Parker, and directed by Jackie
Performances are Feb. 20,
21, 26 and 27 and March 5, 6
and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and March
1 at 2:30 p.m. The Feb. 26
performance includes a spe-
cial meet the cast party at
Kofe Hous. Tickets for all per-
formances are $13.50-$14.50,
and available at FLT, 1014
Beech St., and The UPS
Store in the Publix shopping
center. Contact FLT at fltplay or 277-2202.
* *
The Amelia Island
Montessori School will host
the Third Annual Amelia
Island Chili Cook-Off from
noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 on
Third Street between Centre
and Beech.
There will be prizes, live
entertainment and a kids' fun
zone. Tickets are $5 for kids
and $10 for adults and may
be purchased at Amelia Island
Montessori School. Call 261-
6610 for information.

"Rocking Reunion," a
fun-filled fundraising evening
for Amelia Community
Theatre, will be held from
5:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the
Woman's Club of Fernandina
The evening will feature
the Amelia River Band, a
catered barbecue supper and
a live auction with Aaron
Bean, auctioneer. Tickets are
$50. Attire is island casual.
Call 261-6749. All pro-
ceeds go to the ACT Building,

Join in a birding walk on
Feb. 21 at 9 a.m., hosted by
Our Greenway. Participants
should meet at the entrance
to the Egans Creek Greenway
on Jasmine Street. The walk
will proceed to the south end
and loop back. It is free and
open to the public.Visit to
download a Greenway specif-
ic bird list. Bring binoculars,
water, sun protection, insect
repellent, comfortable walking
shoes and optionally field
guides and spotting scopes.
Call 277-7350.
* *
Savannah Grand of
Amelia Island, 1900 Amelia'
Trace Court, presents a
Creole Cuisine Dinner on
Feb. 24 at 5 p.m., with New
Orleans Jazz by the New
Horizons Concert Band of the
Amelia Arts Academy. The
menu includes New Orleans
gumbo, red beans 'n rice,
French bread and traditional
bread pudding with white
chocolate sauce. Cost is $5.
Seating is limited. Please
RSVP to Wendy at 321-0898
by Feb. 20.

In recognition of Black
History Month, the youth of
Solid Rock Church of God
by Faith in Yulee will present
pieces from the National
Great Blacks in Wax
Museum in Baltimore, Md.
Founder Joanne Mitchell
Martin is a native of Yulee.
The pieces will be on display
at the Martin Luther King
Center in Fernandina Beach
from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 26
and 27. Admission is $5 for
adults and $3 for students
ages 4 to 18, with valid stu-
dent I.D. Children age 3 and
under are free. Proceeds will
support the Dare 2 Dream trip
to help local youth go to
Atlanta for historical sites and
college tours.

The Femandina Beach
High School Foundation
Board of Directors and the
Amelia Island Plantation will
host a Wild Game Dinner on
Feb. 26 at the Plantation. A
reception will be from 6-7
p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m.
Attire is business and resort
casual. For information call
the school at 491-7937 or

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101 Card of Thanks
102 Lost & Found
103 In Memoriam
104 Personals
105 Public Notice
106 Happy Card
107 Special Occasion
108 Gift Shops
201 Help Wanted
202 Sales-Business
203 Hotel/Restaurant

204 Work Wanted
205 .Live-In Help
206 Child Care
207 Business Opportunity
301 Schools & Instruction
302 Diet/Exercise
303 Hobbies/Crafts
305 Tutoring
306 Lessons/Classes
401 Mortgage Bought/Sold
402 Stocks & Bonds

403 Financial-Home/Property
404 Money To Loan
501 Equipment
502 Livestock & Supplies
503 Pets/Supplies
504 Services
601 Garage Sales
602 Articles for Sale
603 Miscellaneous
604 Bicycles
605 Computers-Supplies

Photo Equipment & Salea
Air Conditioners/Heaters
Home Furnishings
Muscial Instruments
Building Materials

Business Equipment 800
Coal-Wood-Fuel 801
Garden/Lawn Equipment 802
Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 803
Swap/Trade 804
Wanted to Buy 805
Free Items, 806
Boats & Trailers 808
Boat Supplies/Dockage 809
Sports Equipment Sales 810
Recreation Vehicles 811
Computers & Supplies 812

Wanted to Buy or Rent
Mobile Homes '
Mobile Home Lots
Amelia Island Homes
Off Island/Yulee
Farms & Acreage
Property Exchange

Investment Property
West Nassau County
Klngsland/St. Marys
Camden County
Other Areas
Roommate Wanted
Mobile Homes
Mobile Home Lots
Aparnment -Urfurr,
Conr c.s-Furnri le

Vacation Rentals
Bed & Breakfast


102 Lost & Found
MONEY FOUND in donated item. If
you feel this belongs to you, please call
New To U at 321-2334 by March 1st.
$500 REWARD Lost brown & black
male tabby cat, declawed. Answers to
"Baby". Lost around neighborhood
behind Rec Center. (904)535-8391
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.
needs medication ASAP. Male, black &
white. Kids miss their pet!! Please call
277-8043 or 556-9663.

104 Personals
adoption? A single woman seeks to
adopt & needs your help. Financial sec-
urity. Expenses paid. Call Becky/Adam
(800)790-5260 FL Bar #0150789. ANF

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-

S 105 Public Notice I
THERE IS A LIEN on the following
vehicle for towing & storage & will be
auctioned off on the listed dates below:
on 3/2/2009, a 1994 GMC Pick Up
VIN# 1GTCS14Z8R8504980, at 12
noon at 1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. (904)321-3422

201 Help Wanted
TALENT CALL Seeking part-time
help calling live bingo games online.
Must be 18 years or older. Email: to schedule
phone interview.
OVER 18? Between high school &
college? Travel &. have fun w/young
successful business group. No exp nec-
essary. 2 wks paid training. Lodging,
transp provided. (877)646-5050. ANF
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 com-
munity, 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.
hrs/wk. Valid Dr. Lic. req'd., some
heavy lifting. Sherwin-Williams Yulee,
FL. Apply in person at: 96055 Nassau
Place, Yulee, FL 32097 or contact by
phone: Shane Cabe (904)261-1010.
Temp Work ASAP. Fernandina Beach,
FL. Call DSI Security (904)348-3270.
ATTENTION!! 23 people wanted to
get paid to lose weight. Free samples.
Limited time offer. (888)764-4476,
RN, CNA needed for Home Health
Care visits in Fernandina and surround-
ing area. Flexible Hours, Part Time.
Apply online at
PT/FT Sales
Hibbett Sports is opening soon in Yu-
lee. Send resumes ATTN DM: 3630 SW
Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL 32608 or
e-mail to
Hibbett Sports conducts drug testing.

S 01 Help Wanted
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
NEW U HAIR SALON. 1st wk free.
$100/wk 1st mo. Booth rent only.
Clientele preferred w/walk-ins avail.
Call Heldi for a confidential appt. 277-
HELP WANTED No truck driver
experience No problem. WII-Trans will
teach you how to drive. Company
sponsored CDL training. (888)368-
1205. Must be 23. ANF
Is Interviewing for experienced
& energetic servers.
Inquire between 2-4pm.
Concourse, (904)491-0991. Experienc-
ed professional hairstylist. Great
opportunity. Call or visit today.
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
Maintenance Person Position
Skills, tools & exp in Carpentry, minor
electrical, 'plumbing and painting,
Carpet/Tile Laying. References, PT. $8/
hr. Call 904-277-3050 for interview.
SALES Upscale resale store needs PT
salesperson. Flexible hours. EOE. Send
resume to
ALL ABOUT YOU Hair & Nail Salon -
is now accepting applications for Hair
Stylist. (2) Booth rental positions. 1st
week FREE and $75 1st month rent. All
inquiries will be confidential. Call 261-
$600/WK. POTENTIAL$$$ helping
the government PT. No experience. No
selling. Call (888)213-5225. Ad Code:

204 Work Wanted
SENIORS Will gladly drive, run
errands, make calls for appointments,
prepare meals, small chores, etc. Call
583-1171 for more information.
ANT/COMPANION avail, for quality
in-home care on Amelia Island.
Pleasant, professional w/sterling ref-
erences. Days, nights & weekends.
Avail. Immediately. (802)779-5453 cell

204 Work Wanted
REMODEL WORK Licensed & insured
contractor. Home repairs/mobile home
repairs, demolition work, home maint.,
decks, yard cleanup & debris removal,
window & door replacements, &'
everything in between. (904)491-4383
'cleaner home Naturally. Reasonable
rates. License Bonded Insured.
paint, and flip your rental between
HOUSE CLEANING I have openings
for weekly, bi-weekly, & monthly. Exp-
erienced and have references. Call for
a bid. TMJ Cleaning, (904)261-0780.
PRIVATE CARE I will provide
professional & loving care/companion-
ship for the elderly, 7 days per week.
Ask for Gall (904)415-3662.
I AM A 5 YEAR experienced caregiver
with First Aid, CPR Certified and can
provide excellent references if needed.
Rent tractor, or tractor with operator.
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777

Dee, Natalie, Kim or Mary


Successful drug screen required.

207 Business

earn $800 in a day? 25 local machines
& candy $9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. Call us: We will not be
undersold! ANF
STORE-for sale after eleven successful
years. Asking $135K. Great location.
Owner finance. Call 557-5007 Iv msg.
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)
713-4492. ANF

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306 Lessons/Classes
beginning to adv. students. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also avail. Terry Thrift (904)704-2011.

503 Pets/Supplies
Free to good home. (904)225-9940



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Intalladon Available Fast, Friendly Service


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SImprovement Inc.
Custom Bathrooms
specializing in KERDI
Waterproof Shower Systems'
Custom Tile Heated Floors
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Cell 557-8257


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


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Color and Stamped Patios,
Driveways, Sidewalks, Slabs
Now doing Regular Concrete
and Stamped Concrete

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6" Seamless
Aluminum Gutters
Now Accepting Major Credit Cards

LICENSED & INSURED Lowell & Renee Duster

(904 261-1940

Steven Hair Maintenance, In..
7"Te local guy' since 198-
Quit Paying Too Much!
Operator or dor replacement Transmitler replacement
Broken springs Stripped gears
Cables Seace lor all makes & models


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Ceramic Tile
New Homes
o Additions
Over 30 Years Experience
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Repair- Rebuild. Remodel
Specializing in Hardle Board Siding
Tile Work Hardwood Floors Doors
Windows Custom Decks Custom Trim
Crown Moulding
Licensed & Insured
321-0540 557-8257
Serving Nassau County Snce 2003

No Job Too Small or Too Large
Licensed, Insured & Bonded
Call office: (904) 879-6106
or cell: (904) 813-6684




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Cell: 904-206-00.o5
License Bonded Fax: 904-261-7601

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Commercial & RWidenta
Lawn Maintenance
Landscaping & Sod Work
Irrigation Systems & Repair
Pressure Washing
No Job to Big or Small
Licensed and Insured
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Mobile Detailing
Auto & Marine
25 years experience

(904) 468 0397


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(904) 261-6821


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Plumbing Inc.
(904) 838-9899
All sewer stoppages
$99." with a 90 day guarantee.
Video sewage Inspections are also
available and schedule maintenance.


Houses Trailers Patios
Driveways -.etc.
Wood Decks Cleaned& Resea/ed




"Re-Roofing Is Our Specialty
Nassau County's Largest
Roofing & Siding Contractor
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Homebulders & Homeowners
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Assistant Director of Nursing
Must be licensed RN in the State of Florida with no restrictions.
Experience in ICF/DDenvironment preferred. Responsible.for
administration and coordination of health care and implementa-
tion of active treatment programs for residents. A desirable
candidate will have three (3) years of experience in nursing and at
least one (1) year in ICF/MRDD or Long-Term care environment.

Residential Managers
Works with MR/DD adults must have HR Diploma and some
supervisor experience. Excellent written, oral and computer skills.
Good driving record and be able to pass a background check.

All shifts available. Must have current State of Florida Nursing
License. PRN/On-call shifts available.

Must have clean driving history and pass Background Check.

Please fax resume to 904-261-5517 or complete application at
2700 Atlantic Ave. Fernandina Beach, 32034. Between hours of
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Amelia Island Care Center is a Drug Free Workplace. EOE.



503 Pets/Supplies
puppies! Beagle/Spaniel mix puppies
are 6 weeks old & love children. Call
(904)277-3448 to come see.
Short-Haired Pointer. Needs lots of
room to roam. Call (904)556-1506 for
more details.

S 04 Services
Let Big Jim take care of your dog-
walking needs. Specializing in active
breeds! Reasonable rates. Call Big Jim
at 261-3904.

601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Sat. 2/7, 9am-lpm.
1325 Marian Dr., Fernandina (near
Amelia River Golf Course). Benefiting
Rescuing Animals in Nassau Humane
Society. Household items, books, baby
items, small appliances.
Downsizing. Fri. 2/6 & Sat. 2/7.
Please no early birds, starts at 8am-?
412 Stanley Dr.

601 Garage Sales
& Sat. 2/7, 8:30am at 1424 South
Fletcher. Furniture, tools, clothes,
home decor, antiques, life boat, bikes,
3.5HP Nissan boat motor, misc.
WAREHOUSE SALE 40%-70% off
entire stock. Gifts, art, lamps,
furniture. Thurs., 2/5 thru Sun. 2/8,
10am-5pm. 316 Ash St., downtown
Front & Centre. (904)277-2660
Bonnieview, 5-Points. Multiple families.
Furniture, clothes, health care,
exercise equipment. Many items. Sat.
2/7, 8am-4pm.
MOVING SALE Fri., & Sat., 9am-
2pm. Plenty of good stuff. Too much
for new home. 1125A Natures Walk Ct.
Must see!
YARD SALE Fri. 2/6 & Sat. 2/7, 9-4.
85343 Stephens Rd., Yulee. Bedroom
furniture, kitchen furniture, electronics,
household items, kids & adult clothes,
& lots more.
YARD SALE Sat. 2/7, 8am-3pm.
Power air blower, string trimmer, 1 set
Cooper white lettered tires, heavy duty
work bench, golf clubs, croquet sets,
women's clothes sz 7-8, men's clothes,
power tools, furn., lots of misc. Take N.
Fletcher 1 mi. to Giselle to Lisa Ave. to
1632 Irene Ct. (904)277-4117 -
YULEE YARD SALE 85635 Phillips
Rd. Follow signs on Miner Rd. Sat. 2/7
& Sun. 2/8, 8am-5pm.
2/7, 9am-? 86315 Meadowwood Dr.

601 Garage Sales

ESTATE SALE Sterling silver,
furniture, Cherrywood crystal & others,
Limoges, 4-poster bed, QS sleigh bed,
etc. CASH ONLY. Thurs., Fri., & Sat.,
9am-3pm. 3306 Sea Marsh Rd., AIP.
277-2845 or cell #206-2465
SAT. 2/7 & SUN. 2/8 7am-5pm.
2651 S. Fletcher, Fernandina Beach.
(770)713-6249. Great sale. Furniture,
lamps, drapes, toys, tools, garden,
lights. Everything must go.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 2/7, Bam-lpm.
Household items, furniture, kitchen
items, 'toys, misc. 2938 Breakers Dr.
(Ocean Reach subdivision).
Children's Name Brand Clothing -
60% infant-teen, shoes $9.95/pr. (val-
ues to $50). The Swing Set, Palmetto
Walk Shopping'Center, 321-1138.

602 Articles for Sale
hard-sided waveless with cushioned
rails. One soft-sided, using regular king
size sheets. (904)583-0045

610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warr.
Repairs tp central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)

1611 Home Furnishings

ESTATE SALE Magnolia painted
antique ARMOIRE $400. Antique Dble
bedroom w/curved head/footboard,
dresser, vanity/mirror $450. 3 piece
adj. pine lighted wall unit $700.
Antique secretary desk/Chair $500.
TV's Sony 42in. big screen (2k origin)
w/stereo system $500. 32in TV $250.
Jet ski -needs work $300. Or serious
best offers on each item considered -
exc. co,.d. 556-6652
1-1/2 chair; and 5x8 accent rug.
$350/OBO. Call (904)261-2154.
TV Sony 51" 1080i wide screen. HD,
rear projection, perfect condition,
$500. Pottery Barn Chair -
Manhattan recliner, brushed sand twill
color, $350. (904)277-1623
Mattress Set Unopened box. $2,499
value for $1,499. Sleep on a new
TEMPUR-PEDIC & save $1000. 261-

614 Jewelry/Watches

VALENTINE 3ct heart shaped white
diamond pendant on Platinum chain.
One of a kind. Must sell, best offer.
Ladies Rolex diamond/sapphire
Bezel blue face. White gold. Best offer.
Gorgeous Antique Diamond Ring -
5ct total weight. Center stone 2ct
European cut. Appraisal of $20,000.
Best offer. (904)415-0769


804 Amelia Island Homes

AS IS 3BR/1BA block house on
701Boats & Trailers land 145,000. Call for details (904)
|701 Boats & Trailers 753-3889.

ER Twin 185hp inboard/outboard,
3KW generator, A/C, heat, microwave,
refrigerator. $14,500. 261-3478
16'9" BOSTON WHALER w/70hp
Mercury Force motor & trailer. $2,500.
2006 17' SAILFISH 90HP Yamaha
engine. Only has. 34 hours. Fish
finder w/spare. Lots. of accessories.
Must sell. $12,500.. (904)849-7245

702 Boat Supplies/

New condition, $700. Call 261-4919.
RENT & boat lift. Located Nassau
River. (904)703-4265

802 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA in Nassauville on 1/2 acre.
Appraised value at $93,000. for sale at
$80,000/OBO. (904)583-2009

805 Beaches
Visit for o
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
ocean. 3/3 plus Crows Nest and great
room. Library area w/wet bar.
$1,150,000. Sally McCarron, Prudentiai
Chaplin Williams, Owner Agent. (904)

806 Waterfront

Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.
940 sq ft. Fully furnished, great con-
dition. On the ocean. $460,000. Owner
Agent, Sally McCarron, Prudential
Chaplin Williams. (904)277-8943

807 Condominiums

LOWEST PRICE at Ocean Park.
'$329,000 for upscale, designer owned
condo. 40+ upgrades. (478)256-5563


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Saturday Feb. 7th 1 till 4 pm

On Island

2696 Ocean Dr. 3BR/2.5BA $425,000

861 Laguna Dr. 3BR/2BA $355,000

1020 Isle of Palms 3BR/2BA $229,000

1018 Isle of Palms 3BR/2BA $249,500


96585 Cessna Dr 3BR/3BA $389,900
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Surfside Properties, Inc. Angel Va nt

1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL

Sales (904)277-9700
Property Management


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CULATE horre OCEANFRONTm 5 a.:, .:. 3. 2 MOBILE HOME ,: .r., 4BR I.SBA t..:.:- h.. ..
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* 210 S. 10th Street, 2/1, $575 75161 Edwards Rd 2/1 with 1/1 on the
* 340-A Tarpon Ave 2/2 2 blocks from water. Boat slip, 3 car garage, large
the beach $750/mo. includes water deck, dock gated. Reduced $1,200/mo.
* 806 S. 9th Street 3/1, older home, 76163 Long Leaf Loop 4/2 very nice,
near downtown $775/mo. large home in Timbercreek, Community
S535-B Ocean Ave 2/1, $830/mo. -' Pool. Yard Maint included. $1250/mo.
includes water. Oceanfront. Avail 6/1/09





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808 Off Island/Yulee
OPEN HOUSE Sat. 2/7, 1-4pm.
95251 Bermuda Dr., Amelia National
Golf & Country Club. 4BR/3.5BA. Call
Manann (877)223-1621.
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.

S809 Lots

end of Amelia Island. Private road off
A1A. Build your dream home with
marsh views. $425,000. Call (631)

810 Farms & Acreage]

FOR SALE Approx. 180 acres. Great
hunting. Near Folkston, GA. Will divide.
As low as $3200 per acre. Lynn Murray

813 Investment Property

separate parcels, 5 total, with mobile
homes: Great investment. Make offer,
owner motivated. Gay Browne, Watson
Real Estate Corp. (904)703-4265

814 West Nassau County

NEW 3BR/2BA on 1.25 acres. Oak
cabinets, garden tub, tiled baths. Well,
septic tank. Owner financing w/
approved credit. Pymts as low as $987
w/down pymt. (904)753-2155

817 Other Areas

VIRGINIA MTNS Brand new luxury
cabin on river, pvt 5 acres, great
fishing, ready to move in. Bank
financing. $349,500. Owner (866)789-
8535. ANF
Timber Co. Liquidation 50 to 500+
acres. Own prime WV acreage at
fraction of value. Timber Co. liquidating.
over 33,000 acres. So may deer &
turkey, natives call them pests. Mount-
ain streams, wildlife ponds, spectacular
views, meandering trails. Recreational
-paradise. Own for $1300-$2000 per
acre. Perfect for camp/cabin. Financ-
ing. Call (877)261-4868 ext 26. ANF

851 Roommate Wanted

Mature, Professional Roommate
Wanted 3BR/2BA house w/lots of
privacy w/split floor plan. Appreciate
yard & gardens. Non-smoking. $525/
mo + 1/2 electric w/FREE LD calls. Req
references & dep. (904)261-0462

852 Mobile Homes

extra clean. $600/mo. + $200 deposit.
Debbie (904)225-4815.

852 Mobile Homes

BLACKROCK AREA 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call

3BR/2BA DW on 1 acre in Wilson
Neck area of Yulee. W/D, CH&A.
$750/mo. + $750 deposit required on
12 mo. lease. 866-9561 or 225-0716.

2 & 3BR MOBILE HOMES & lots for
rent. Furnished & unfurnished, $500-
$725/mo. Units available in Hilliard &
Yulee. Call Gregg (904)376-5190.

wide. (904)583-1664
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME $700/mo.
+ $400 sec. dep. Service animals only.

13126 EAST PATE RD. 3/2 DW, 2
sheds, carport, carport, fenced yard.
$750/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.

855 Apartments

gated, all utilities, beach access. Short
term rental. $1050. No smoking. (904)
206-1071 or 321-4262
1BR/1BA/Dining-Kitchen Combo -
Elect., water, garbage, washer/ dryer,
cable TV, all furnished. In Nassauvllle.
6 mo. lease. $500/mo. + $300 dep.
AT BEACH Sm eff, $145/wk + dep,
utils incl. ON ISLAND 2-3BR MH's in
park starting $165/wk. or $660/mo. +
dep. Utils avail. For details, 261-5034.

856 Apartments
835 ELLEN ST. (off Tarpon). 2BR/
1.5BA TH. Close to beach. $875/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-

clean & bright. Big. wood deck under
the trees! Laundry h/u, CH&A. Go look!
322 N. 3rd St. $595/mo. 261-6846

unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
huokup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.
1/2 off 1st month. (904)716-0579

OCEAN VIEW 2BR No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.

ONE OF A KIND 900 sq. ft. studio
on 2 levels. W/D hookups. Includes all
utilities. On island. $750/mo. (904)

rent starting at $625. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)261-0791 or visit our
site at

1BR OCEANFRONT APT.- $675/mo.,
utilities included. Service animals only.
$500 sec. deposit. Call for information

North end of island. $850/mo. + $800
deposit. (904)753-2155

OCEAN VIEW 2BR/1BA. $675/mo. +
$775 dep. Garbage, water & sewer
included, 337 N. Fletcher. (904)556-


856 Apartments
Unfurnished I

duplex, 2BR/1.5BA, ceiling fans,
dishwasher, W/D hookups. $850/mo.
57 S. Fletcher Ave. (904)277-7622
1BR/1BA Ocean view. $625/mo. +
$725 dep. Garbage, water & sewer
included. 337 N. Fletcher. (904)556-
2BR/2BA New carpet & paint,
garage, 2357 1st Ave. $875/mo. with
1 year lease. (229)942-0110
duplex, tile throughout, central A/C,
alarm, W/D, deck. 927 N. Fletcher.
$995/mo. + dep. (904)38641005
SPECIALS Up to one month free.
Gated community. The Palms at Amelia

857 Condos-Furnishe
included. $1175/mo. Call Terri at (904)
Furnished Oceanview Condo
for Rent
2BR, beautiful hardwood & ceramic tile
floors, all new appliances incl flat-
screened TV. $875/month. 904-277-
renovated 2BR/1.5BA w/patio, new
appliances, W/D. $1000/mo. 833 A
Tarpon Ave. .(904)206-0817
2BR/2BA Interior refurbished, gar-
age, duplex 1 block from beach. $875/
mo. with 1 year lease. (229)942-0110
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.
1/2 off 1st month. (904)716-0579
Amelia Lakes. Gated, gym, on lake.
$725/mo. Negotiable terms. Call (949)
ground floor. Small complex, ameni-
ties, gated. Central location on the is-
land near medical facilities. 556-6853.
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in
special, RTO. $975/mo. (904)251-9525
AMELIA PARK 2BR/2BA like-new
end unit. Luxury upgrades, all
appliances. $1250/mo. Call (904)556-
3BA, 2786 sq. ft., private elevator,
garage, stainless steel appliances,
gated with pool, fitness center.
$1450/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.


BestAddress in FernandinanBeachl

1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
/ Pool
/ Fitness Center
/ Business Center.
/ Gated Community

Call for Details

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S4BR/5.5BA plts 2BR + Den/1BA Guest House GRAND STATiS
* Lanai, Heated Pool, Six Private Garden Areas call for a FREE cbrbrochure
* 80-Kilovatt Backup Generator 800-552-8120

Countryside Apartments

Mon & Wed 8am 5pm, Fri 1pm 5pm

1105 S. 1.3th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103

Yulee Villas

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

850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee

(904) 225-5810

HUGE 1,2,3


N W/D Connections
S' Large Closets
Pirvate Pations
l Sparkling Pool
Tennis Courts
Exercise Room
Close to Shopping
Twenty Minutes to
S Jacksonville & Fernandina
City Apartments with Country Charm

d a. (904) 845-2922
37149 Cody Circle
Eastwoo aks Hilliard, Florida
APARTMENTS Mon.- Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat./Sun by Appt.

Marsh Co\e Features: Somerset Features:
2 and 3 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms
Prices from $675 Prices from $625
Located on the marsh Single story design
Swimming pool Vaulted ceilings avail.

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 Amelia center!

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2/2 STARTING AT $800 & 3/2
starting at $900. 1st month rent free.
Pay Security Deposit and MI. Gated
community with heated pool. Call

Gorgeous Downtown Loft apt/ofc/
studio, full kitchen with W/D incl., 1BA.
Balcony overlooks beautiful courtyard.
$975/mo. + dep. 261-0243, 583-4402
2BR/2BA FLAT at Amelia Woods,
pool, tennis and near beach. Available
now. $850/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.
A.I.P. 2BR/2BA, Fairway Oaks.
Upgraded kitchen & bathroom. Wood
blinds. $1350/mo. (904)753-4267
1-car garage, 1/4 mi from beach, 2 yrs
old, SS, granite countertops. $1200/
mo. + sec. dep. (904)294-1587 -
hospital. $945/mo. No smoking. Call

859 Homes-Furnished

FOR RENT Newly built 3BR/2BA
furnished home, 151 Barnwell Rd.
$1150/mo. Security deposit &
references a must. (904)556-8372
2BA, gar., furn., gated comm., pool, 5
mins to beach. $600/wk. or $2000/mo.
incl utils. 261-6204, 206-0035
2BA, $1500/mo + utilities. Short/long
term & weekly. Pet w/fee. Also, 1 side
roommates $500/mo. (912)552-8601

S1I Marsh Bay Court 3IBR2BA Beautiful home located in cul-de-sac,
solid surflcer counter tops in kitchen and baths. Lovely lanai. $1400
1311 Broome Street- 3BR/2BA Lovely home with hardwood floors, large
feinied in ard with screened in garage for extra entertaining. Close to
Historic downtIwn Fernandina Heach. $1050
415 Georgia Ave 3BR/2BA lHome has fireplace in family room, screened
iln ln., t'ity system and ,two car garage. Rent includes lawn and pest
cinitl., $14955
95053 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio and
well ii.aintainied lawn. Home has separate dining and fireplace in living
morni. $1795
95069 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio and
well maintained lawn. lHome has separate dining and fireplace in living
mron. $1795
S96398 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
horme in very nice area. Close tojax. $1200
* 86n01 Cherry Laurel (Hiekory Village) 3BR/2BA Home located just
off 1.95. Great room opens to a beautiful kitchen witl stainless steel appli-
nces. $1250.
* 88164 Cartesian Point Drive 3BR/2BA home located close to 1-95 in
heautifil Cartesian Point. $1200
* 95107 Twin Oaks Lane (Spanish Oaks) 3BR/2BA home with large
flcced in lawn, split floor plan with extra room off of the entry that can be
used for giuest bedroom or office. Available Feb. 1st. $1200
* 95035 Woodberry Lane (The Preserve) 4BR/4BA large master bed-
rwsm has ai gnilen tub and separate shower. This is a beautiful home locate
iii the P'serve. $1750
* 2524 LeSabre (Arbours) 4BR/2BA Ilome has a large deck on back of
home Itha would be great for entertaining friends and family. Family room
includes a fireplace. $1450
* 96026 Stoney Drive (Stoney Creek) 3BR/2BA Townhlome located in
gated coliitintity with community pool. Rent includes lIwn car. $995
* 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
garage. $950
S1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to the
Y.M.C.A. and centrally located near shopping canters. $1800

* 2999 1st Ave B 3BR/3.5BA. 2 car garage. Ocean views. Screened porch
& short walk to beach. $1695
* 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
* 404A Mizell (Amelia Woods) 2BR/2BA condo located one block from
beach. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $900 ,
* 95046 Springtide Lane 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home locat-
ed in a gated community off A1A off of the Intercoastal waterway. Rent
includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $2475
* 504-A Mizell (Amelia Woods) 3BR/2BA enjoy summer clays inii tie
community pool. Water, garage, sewer, lawn and pest control included.
* 95096 5-B Barclay Place 3BR/2BA Townhome located in gated com-
munity. Enjoy luxury living in this up-stairs unit with elevator in garage.
* 1854 Carnation (Amelia Park) 3BR/2.5BA Beautiful maintain d Ihote
located across from neighborhood park. Wood foodlneors througlilni lower
level of home with carpet upstairs. Includes courtyard for relaxing
evenings. $1400
* 2850 South Fletcher 3BR/IBA beautiful ocean views. $1205
* 2418 S. First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA spend the sunmmor evenings enjoying the
ocean views from the tpper deck of this great townhome. Located ionly one
block front the ocean. Rent includes lawn care and pest control. $925
* 973 Chad Street 3BR/2BA large master bedroom located on the 1st
floor. 2nd floor has an 8x8 loft over looking the fainily room tlat would
make the perfect home office. $1100 available March Ist.
* 3200 South Fletcher C-2 (Ocean Dunes) 2BRIBA enjoy the warm
evenings on the covered deck looking at the beautiful ocean, oi'spend cool
evenings relaxing by tie fireplace. Condo located in gated communitity with
swimming pool. Rent includes water, sewer, trash, lawn and pool care.
* 2734 South Fletcher 5BR/2BA looking for a wondlerful get iawy for the
winter then coc take a look at t this wo derlfl hone on the ocean with 2
bedroomtis upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs. Wood floors, imodernl bath-
ioomns, casual furnishings, and windows everywherc.The upper level (ldecek
has stairs that take you right to the beach,. lIome is completely furnislied
and ready for your enjoyment. $2250
' 401-B Mizell 3BR/2BA Fully furnished. All appliances and cookware.
Three bedrooms full of furniture. $1100


Real Estate, Inc.

1539 S. 8th St. I room office & bath,
private ent. $300/mo. + tax.
*Office/Retail -212 S. 8th St. Flexible
space, close to Cenre 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.
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,
sewer, garbage.
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $l,
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.+ until & 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, ainple
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space. $12 per sf
+ tax.

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Anne Friend Amelia Island, FL 32034 Ron Palmquist
,Realtor' 904-261-6116 1-800-940-6116 Realtot'
(904) 415-1558 bsite: w.ameieayinc(734) 216-6816

Cell: (904) 861-7823
0,0R4 Eliz abelh Jones

COASTM' Sales Associate

Office: 904-548-0277 Fox: 904-548-0271 aL .
Listed and sold properties on 3 continents, ast 6 I
years focused on Amelia Island and Yllee as well
as Georgia's Kings Bay Noval base area covering
the quaint GA cities of St. Marys and Klngsland.
463797 St, Rd. 200 #3
Yulee, FL 32097




Deep Water Home With A Pool
MAKE AN OFFER!!!! 3532 sq ft totally renovated and
updated on 1.26 acres. Dock your boat on Deep Water
at the new floating dock. This home has a new pool
with pavers aside an outdoor brick fireplace.
Please call 904-206-3380 for showing

(904) 261-0347
(800) 262-0347 TOLL FREE
(904) 206-3380 CELL
Becka.Micklert ColdwellBankercom

31 Centre Sireet
Amelia Island, FL 32034

John Hartrich
Broker Associatle

Cell (904) 206-081 7
; johnhartricn@Btellsouth.nel

303 Cenlre St Sulte 102
Fernardlna Bear.h FL 32034

I e Professional Group


860 Homes-Unfurnished

ON THE ISLAND 4BR/2BA and 2 car
garage. $1250/mo. First, last month
rent and security deposit. Pet deposit
$250. Call (540)529-8928.

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Newer 3BR/2BA home in Heron Isles,
CH&A, FP. Free cable. $950/mo.
(916)663-6002 or (916)300-3039
American Beach 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA; 1100sf, $1100/mo. Marsh
Lakes 4572 Village Dr., 3BR/2.5BA,
T.H., 1860sf, lakefront, pool & tennis,
$1350/mo. North Hampton 861452
N. H. Club Way, 4BR/4BA w/bonus,
2994sf, $2200/mo. Don Brown
Realty at 225-5510 or 571-7177.
3BR/2BA NEW HOME for rent.
$1300/mo. + $1300 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
RENT 3BR/2BA. Available now.
$930/mo. Call (904)206-1370.
Rent With Option To Buy Amelia
National, 4BR/3BA, fairway home with
water separation. $1,600/mo. Call
(312)217-7010 or (703)719-9799.
3/3 ON PINEY ISLAND Fully re-
modeled, large fenced yard, screened
lanai, 2-car garage. $1300/mo'. nego-
tiable. Lease purchase possible. Amelia
Island Properties (904)415-1053.


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*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo.
+ util.
*2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn.,
w/ 2 car garage, pool. & tennis
included.-$950/mo. + until.
*2BR/1.5BA on Kentucky Ave
$850/mo + until.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck Oceanview
$1,000/mo.+ util.
*3BR/2.5BA at Amelia Woods, short
distance to beach, pool, tennis.Will
do lease purchase $1,250/mo. + until.
*2BR/IBA Oceanfront Gar. Apt.,
2822 S. Fletcher $1,150/mo. + util
* 1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. inc. yard maint.
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. 2BR/IBA
$850/mo. plus utilities.
*730 S. 14th St.- 3BR/I BA, $850/mo
+util, $1,200 security deposit

2BR/IBA Oceanview. 487 S.
Fletcher. Call for more information

I S04261-06 I

R e ta s e ta s e n a s e n al

FOR LEASE 1250 sq. ft. office
warehouse. High traffic area. Two roll
up bays. (904)753-2178
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location on A1A in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate

901 Automobiles

Police Impounds For Sale '95
Honda Civic $800. '98 VW Jetta $900.
For listings call (800)366-9813 ext
9271. ANF
Police Impounds '97 Honda Accord
$500. '94 Toyota Camry $600. '95
Honda Accord $800. For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9275. ANF
CONVERTIBLE 4 cyl., 32,819 miles,
auto., A/C, leather, mint condition,
garage kept. $13,080. (904)845-7085

MUST SELL Autos, PU's & Vans. Geo
Tracker, '90 Cadi, S/W. Cash/make
pymts/finance. All running. Starting
$800-$3500. For details 261-5034.

Corner lot with side entry garage.
Architectural grade shingles, 3BR/2BA
split bedroom plan and very open floor
plan. Surround sound. Dining room
could be used as den/office.
$229.000 MLS#46811

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........ .. (904) 768-0807
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(904) 261-0347 OFFICE

(904) 206-3380 CELL

311 Centre Street Amelia Island, FL 32034
Each Office is Independently
Owned and Operated.

Phil Griffin
Cell (904) 556-9140

Andy Yamhure
Cell (904) 206-3191

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Cheryl Holt
Fernanina Beach Realty
S.1 904-742-4649
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2-story townhomes side by side. Live in
one side and rent out the other. Tenants
in place. One is month to month. Rents
are $700 and $725. Listing price is for
both sides. Total rooms for both sides
4BR/2BA and 2 half baths 2040 sq ft
total for both sides.
$279,500 MLS#46777

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4BR/2BA in. Lakewood subd. Great
neighborhood, close to schools, beach
& shopping. Large fenced in backyard.
Yard maint & pest control included.
$1150/mo. (904)753-4559
2BR/1BA House carport, central
A/C, on island, $850/mo. + $850 dep.
Small Trailer acre + lot, Nassauville,
$700/mo. + $700 dep. (904)753-0165
PRIVACY & SUNSETS on acre lot.
Amelia Plantation executive home.
Massive stone fireplace, designer
finishes, spa-like master bath. Great
rate. Unique Rentals (904)261-3900.
MAINLAND North Hampton home,
3BR/2BA, $1500/mo. ISLAND -
Townhome, close to beach, 3BR/2BA,
$1200/mo. 261-6651 or 912-270-3239
3BR/2BA home with built-ins. Fenced
backyard. Pets OK. Year lease. Call
on the marsh & tidal creek, private on
40+ ac, & pond. Pets OK, maybe even
horses: (904)703-4265
3BR/1.5BA Great location. $895/
mo. + deposit. Call (904)707-3155,
(904)261-0728 or (904)583-1946.
SEASIDE Wonderful family home,
close to beach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
Available Immediately. (904)206-0817
3BR/2BA brand new house for rent.
Very beautiful. 2 min. from Historical
District. For information call 12-5pm,
3BR/1BA HOUSE Yulee. Hdwd
floors, fenced yard, carport, CH&A, 1 yr
lease. Neg 2 yr lease. No smoking.
Ref's. $900/mo. + sec dep. 261-2132
3BR/2BA in Ocean View Estates,
close to beach, 1700sf. 1 year lease.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356.


860 Homes-Unfurnished

3BR HOUSE with large fenced in
yard. No water bills. Culligan softener.
$795/mo Call (904)626-1677.
$1,250/MO. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage,
with upgrades 1,400sf home on Island
with large fenced backyard. Contact
(904)556-9549 or (904)753-4353.
Heron Isles. Month to month. $795/
mo. (916)622-3754
3BR/2BA Remodeled, off Citrona Dr.
Nice neighborhood, nice yard. Refrig.,
dishwasher. $1200/mo. Call (904)206-
716 S. 12TH ST. 3BR/2BA, recently
renovated. Washer, fenced yard, nice
neighborhood. First, last, & deposit.
References. $895/mo. (904)261-5630
3BR/2BA 2 car gar., 1600 sq. ft.
newer home, cul-de-sac, free cable,
large yard, pond. No smoking.
$930/mo. Heron Isles in Yulee. (617)
3BR/2BA, Foreclosure! $11,000.
Only $199/mo. 5% down 15 years @
8% apr. Buy 4BR $259/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
FOR RENT 2 units avail! 2BR/2BA,
completely rebuilt, all new appliances,
W/D hookup. Phillips Manor area, close
to beach & Ritz Carlton. Avail 3/1.
$1,000/unit/mo. Call John Stack (904)
3BR/2BA Pirates Woods on water.
Great views. 1600 sq. ft., screened
porch, 2nd floor deck, garage. $1200/
mo. (904)491-0519 or 945-2139

Unfurnished Home for Rent
2118 Oak Bluff Court, 32034.
3BR/2.5BA. Chalet-style, 1,800 sq ft.
$1,250/mo. Near YMCA, beach, post
office, Publix, schools, hospital'.
Fenced, ample-parking for an RV, boat
or extra cars. (904)277-3050.
3BR/2BA HOME in town. 1 yr. old.
For rent or sale option. Rent credit.

block from beach. 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car
garage, fireplace, W/D. $1350/mo +
util & dep. 1 yr lease. (904)583-4563
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)

861 Vacation Rentals

Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

863 Office

Office Space includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125,. medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call 'Mack
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more Information.
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.
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597
rent starting at $250/mo. Call (904)
Zoned MU1. Excellent location. Call
(904) 277-3809

864 Commercial/Retail

WAREHOUSE 3000sf, two Ipading
docks, 3 phase 600 amp svc. Zoned
Industrial. On truck route. $1000/mo.
Call (904)321-2222.



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