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YHS student:

Club to curb



We've had lovely weather for sailing lately, as evidenced by this vessel cruising along the St. Marys
River north of Amelia Island. Warm temperatures are forecast for today and Saturday before a cooling
later in the weekend.

Hannah Page, a student activist
who helped spearhead a "circle of
equality" with other students last year
in the courtyard of Yulee Middle
School, feels strongly that a Gay-
Straight Alliance would benefit all stu-
dents, regardless of sexual orienta-
"It's about combating bullying," the
Yulee High School student said. "We
believe that anti-gay harassment hurts
everyone ... you. may have a family
member or friends, you don't have to
be gay to join, all students are wel-
The first hearing in a case involving
the Nassau County School Board, two
Yulee High students and the American
Civil Liberties Union of Florida is set
for March 6. An ACLU attorney rep-
resenting Page and Jacob Brock will
ask a.judge to allow the students' club
to start meeting at YHS before a final

The case was filed Feb. 10 and
could drag on as long as three years,
said ACLU attorney Benetta Standly.
That means Page, a freshman, and
Brock, a junior, could conceivably have
graduated high school by the time
they see a final decision as to whether
students will be permitted to form a
Gay-Straight Alliance at YHS.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit against
the Nassau County School Board on
'behalf of Page and Brock after the two
were denied permission to form a
chapter of the GSA at their school.
Page said she wanted to form a
chapter of the club last year, when she
was an eighth-grade student at Yulee
Middle School, but Principal Deonia
Simmons told her he felt it wasn't an
appropriate activity for middle school
"Originally, when I was in middle
school, I had the idea for it," said Page,
who is gay. "I'was receiving a lot of
harassment, so I went online to look
ACLU Continued on 3A

Teen art phenom inks pact

Chandler Murray of Yulee has been .
catching the attention of the art com-
munity since he won an Easter color-
ing contest sponsored by Hallmark at
the tender age of two.
Calling the contract "a dream come
true," the 13-year-old became the
youngest artist ever signed by
Waterwheel Art Gallery in Fernandina
"Chandler's art has an amazing
maturity and freedom of expression
that ranges from the very abstract to
caricatures of animals," said owner
Stephanie Medina, who says Murray
has a freedom in his art that is rarely
'There is no hesitation or second-
guessing the outcome. His use of
space and proportion seem natural
and uninhibited." '
Effusive in her praise of the young
phenom, Medina said, "Many of our
art collectors are savvy buyers and
are always looking for the 'hot new
Chandler Murray, right, shown with a display of his work at the Waterwheel Art Gallery in
ART Continued on 3A Fernandina Beach, is the youngest artist ever to sign with the gallery.


Vision 2032:

County gets

'road map'

for future
A 25-year strategic vision for
Nassau County was unveiled at a spe-
cial workshop meeting Wednesday.
The Vision 2032 final report was the
culmination of almost two years of
work, said Growth Management
Director Walter Fufidio, who also'
served as the steering committee
chairman for the visioning process.
Fufidio had suggested that the final
report be presented at a special work-
shop rather than a regular commission
meeting. "(The steering committee)
felt collectively that it would be better
to introduce this since it is a weighty
document at a public workshop, to
give the public more input," he said.
'The public participation in this has
VISION Continued on 3A

City to streamline

permitting process


Three of 150 wax figures from the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore are on dis-
play at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Fernandina Beach through Saturday. From left, Howard
Rollins Jr., actor; Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman, first female African-American pilot; and Zora Neale
Hurston, author and anthropologist. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 ---- f-. 1 etuAmts 4-18- children 3 and under free.
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City commissioners and residents
had a mostly positive response to a-
presentation by the city's Land Use
Permitting Task Force on crucial
changes to the city's permitting
process. Ron Flick, co-chair of the task
force, made the presentation Monday
at a City Hall work session.
The task force, created in 2001 and
sponsored by the Amelia Island/Fer-
nandina Beach/Yulee Chamber of
Commerce, has been reviewing the
city's land development and permit-
ting process in order to streamline it
and enhance the public's understand-
ing of the process.
Flick noted in his presentation that
the task force found the city's permit-
ting process has not kept up with rapid

development, and that there has been
a lack of consistent review standards
and established guidelines. The
Community Development Department
has also not had a reliable way of track-
ing applications, he said, causing con-
siderable frustration among applicants.
There has also been no clear way for
city staff to address complaints, among
other problems.
Public perception, said Flick, has
also been a problem for the
Community Development Department,
but he noted that the process must be
improved first.
Resident Chuck Hall said those who
live in the historic district have addi-
tional problems beyond the usual per-
mitting process. "A 14-day building
permit is a terrific goal," said Hall, "but
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Free tax help
The Nassau County Public April, through April 13,1-
Library System and the 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thurs-
Nassau County Council on days at the Council on Aging
Aging are offering free tax and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at
assistance through the the MLK Center.
Volunteer Income Tax To make appointments call
Assistance program, or VITA. your local library branch:
Appointments will be taken Fernandina Beach, 277-7365;
first. Please bring: Photo ID, Yulee, 548-4467; Callahan,
Social Security card, last year '(904) 879-3434; Bryceville,
tax return and economic stim- (904) 266-9813; and Hilliard,
ulus payment Dates and loca- (904) 845-2495
tions are: Persons with disabilities
In March, 1-4 p.m. requiring accommodations in
Tuesday and Thursdays at order to participate, should
the Council on Aging, 1367 call 277-7365 or the Florida
South 18th St, and 5-8 p.m. Relay Service at 1-800-955-
Wednesdays at .the MLK 8771 at least 72 hours in
Center, 1200 Elm St advance.

'Theater forKids' at FLT
Fernandina Little Theatre the follow-up courses, in which
presents' the 2009 Theater for they rehearse and present a
Kidg'program, funded by a staged theatrical production
grant from The Rayonier for children on the FLT stage,
Foundation. June 18-20.
Theater for Kids is an inten- Registration is under way.
sive program that provides Acting 101 will be from
youth in grades 3-12 the oppor- Mondays 4-5 p.m., March 9-
tunity for theater education, April 6; fee is $10/child. Acting
training and hands-on experi- 201 will be Mondays from 6:30-
ence. The youths will partici- 7:30 p.m., March 9-April 6; fee
pate as actors, scenic decora- is $10/child. The follow-up
tors and painters, backstage classes, Acting 201 and 202,
crew, costumes assistants, are scheduled for June 9-12,
lights and sound crew and ush- 9:30 a.m.-noon, and June 16-
ers. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; fee is $20.
In Acting 101 (grades 3-6) Total fee for children who par-
and Acting 201 (grades 7-12), ticipate in both the March and
participants will learn basic June sessions is $25.
acting techniques and theater To register contact FLT at
history. Acting 102 (grades 3- or 321-
6) and 202 (grades 7-12) are 1595.


Josh Hopper defeated Conner Stevenson of West Nassau
8-6 on Feb. 17 in the Yulee High School tennis team's season
opener. The score was reversed in the Feb. 20 edition.

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12-11-1935 t1 2-29-2008

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say goodbye,
you were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why. .

We miss you so much...
, Love always,
Linda and Harrison

"Quit Smoking Now!"
brought to you by the Nassau
County Health Department
and AHEC is a six-week class
designed to help you beat the
addiction to tobacco.
Classes begin March 2
from noon-1:30 p.m. in lunch-
room 2 at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau, 1250 South
18th St On March 4, classes
will start at the Callahan
Health Department Clinic
from noon-1:30 p.m. To regis-
ter, call Jeinifer Emruons at
548-1867 or e-mail jennifer
Better bone health
Walking and Muscle/Bone
Strengthening is a free pro-
gram offered by the
University of Florida, Nassau
County Extension Service.,
The program will begin
March 3 from 9 a.m. to 11:30
a.m., and meet every Tuesday
and Thursday until March 19
at the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center auditorium to
warm up, then walk the Egans
Creek Greenway and return
to the auditorium to use hand
weights for muscle and bone
strengthening (60 minutes).
All you need are walking
shoes, comfortable clothes, 1
to 2 pound hand weights, and
the motivation to make some
changes. To register contact
- Meg McAlpine at 548-1116.
The next Yappy Hour is
scheduled for March 4 from 6-

Fannie Mary Stewart
Mrs. Fannie Mary Stewart
of Fernandina Beach passed
away on Saturday morning,
February 21, 2009, at St
Vincent Medical Center,
Jacksonville, Florida.
Born in Gatewood,
Alabama, on Dec. 28,1924. She
was the daugh-
ter of the late
Rainey Rushing
and Nathaniel
Carter. She
attended vari-
ous schools in
the Escambia
County area. She was
employed at Sancarlos Hotel in
Pensacola, Florida, until she
went into business for herself.
In 1960, she moved to
Fernandina where she contin-
ued her self-employment She
was well known in the commu-
nity for "lending a helping
hand." Mrs. Stewart had
resided with her daughter in
Jacksonville, Florida. She also
spent time in short-term rehab
at Lanier Manor and Lakeside

Paid obituary policy
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strives to make this list a complete
record of deaths involving Nassau
County residents and their fami-
lies. Please ask your funeral home
or cremation society to fax us or e-
mail us with all death notices.
Death notice listings are free and

8 p.m. at the Falcon's Nest,
with a St Patrick's Day theme.
Donations will be accepted for
RAIN (Rescuing Animals in

The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency,
Inc. will distribute a small
amount of U.S. Department of
Agriculture Surplus Food
Commodities on a first-come,
first-served basis from 12:30-3
p.m. March 4 at the MLK
Center, 1200 Elm St
Recreation meeting
The Nassau County
Recreation Commission will
meet at 7 p.m. March 5 at the
Nassau County Building
Maintenance/Parks and
Recreation Office, 45195
Mussel White Road in..
Auxiliary fundraiser
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
hold a "First Uniform Sale"
fundraiser on March 5 from 7
a.m.-4 p.m. in the Main
Conference Room. The public
is invited to attend.
Nelson office hours
Staff representatives of
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will hold
office hours for Nassau
County residents on March 11
from 10:30 a.m.-noon in the
commission chambers at City
Hall, 204 Ash St, Fernandina

rehabilitation center in
Jacksonville, Florida.
She leaves to cherish her
memories several daughters;
Michelle Blackmon (Lawrence)
of Pensacola; Velma Stewart
(Willie), Linda Johnson
(Darryl), both of Fernandina,
Corrie Boatwright, Elane Amos
(Ronnie), Lorraine Williams
(Don); and Josephine Stewart,
all of Jacksonville. Five sons;
Michael Hooper, Charles
Hooper (Shelia), Latodd
Stewart (Carol), Herbert
Stewart (Denise), all of
Jacksonville, and Elvin Hooper
(Dorothy) of Fernandina. Two
surrogate grandchildren,
Katrina Mack of Tampa and
Reshaud Stewart of
Fernandina; and a host of fam-
ily and friends.
The viewing will be held at
Huff & Battise Funeral Home
from 6-8 p.m. tonight
Funeral services will be
held on Saturday, February
28, 2009 at 2 p.m. at River of
Praise Worship Center, Yulee,
Huff& Battise Funeral Home

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FRIDAY, February 27.2009 NEWS News-Leader

Study looks at stroke, fast food link
The risk of stroke increas- Arbor. tics: rapid food service, take- ing why these particular com-
es with the number of fast- "What we out business, limited or no munities have higher stroke
food restaurants in a neigh- don't wait staff and payment requir- risks," Morgenstern said. "Is
borhood, according to know is ed before receiving food. it direct consumption of fast
research presented at the whether The team used the 64 U.S. food? Is it the lack of more
American Stroke Association's fast food Census Bureau tracts in healthy options? Is there
International Stroke .-- actually Nueces County from which something completely differ-
Conference 2009. increased they obtained demographic ent in these neighborhoods
After statistically control- the risk because of its con- and socioeconomic data as that is associated with poor
ling for demographic and tents, or whether fast-food proxies for neighborhoods. health?"
socioeconomic factors, restaurants are a marker of Researchers determined Each year about 780,000
researchers found: unhealthy neighborhoods." the number of fast-food estab- people have a new or recur-
Residents of neighbor- Neighborhoods with large lishments in each tract and rent stroke. Of all strokes, 87
hoods with the highest num- numbers of the restaurants then sorted the tracts into percent are ischemic, which
ber of fast-food restaurants are prime areas for stroke pre- four groups based on number result from a blocked artery
had a 13 percent higher rela- vention programs, of fast-food restaurants. in the brain or an artery feed-
tive risk of suffering ischemic Morgenstern said. "We need Neighborhoods with the low- ing blood to the brain.
strokes than those living in to consider targeting commu- est numbers of fast-food Editor's Note: Because the
areas with the lowest numbers nities that have a lot of fast- restaurants (less than 12) number of meals people are eat-
of restaurants. food restaurants as places were in the 25th percentile ing outside of the home is
The relative risk of where we can improve and those with the highest reaching an all-time high, the
stroke increased 1 percent for health." numbers (greater than 33) American Heart
each fast-food restaurant in a The fast food-stroke associ- were in the 75th percentile. Association/American Stroke
neighborhood. action emerged from data gath- The epidemiological study Association believes it is impor-
However, the researchers ered in the ongoing Brain supports previous research tant that consumers have the
said the discovery of Attack Surveillance in Corpus that suggested a link between right kind of information at
increased risk only demon- Christi (BASIC) project, fast food and cardiovascular point-of-purchase to make
states an association, it does which has identified strokes disease to which some fast- healthy food choices. The
not prove that fast-food restau- occurring in Nueces County, food chains have responded American Heart Association
rants raise stroke risk. Texas, since Jan. 1, 2000. This by including more nutritious supports calorie labeling in all
"The data show a true report examined 1,247 options to their menus. restaurants that use standard-
association," said Lewis B. ischemic strokes that Morgenstern said the ized recipes and emphasizes the
Morgenstern, M.D., lead occurred from the study's report needs to be confirmed central importance of diet and
author of the study and direc- start through June 2003. and expanded by similar stud- physical activity in achieving
tor of the University of Nueces County has 262 ies of the correlation between and maintaining a healthy
Michigan's stroke program fast-food restaurants, defined fast-food restaurants and lifestyle and reducing cardio-
and professor of neurology by the researchers as having stroke in other cities. vascular disease and stroke
and epidemiology in Ann at least two of four characteris- "We need to start unravel- risk.



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ART Continued from 1A
"When you talk to Chandler,
on the surface you know you're
talking to an energetic young
man with a skate board and a
toothy grin but when you dis-
cuss his art, something else
comes out. He quickly has a
certain maturity and under-
standing that goes beyond his
13 years."
The youngest artist select-
ed to design a holiday window
display for the Make A Scene
Downtown project, Murray is
drawn to several different media
for his artistic expression, cre-
ating mostly abstract and
impressionistic works on can-
vas as well as commissioned

VISION Continuedfrom 1A
exceeded the statutory require-
ments, which are absolutely
minimal. But also, for a small
county, I think we've exceeded
a lot of larger counties in par-
The visioning process
included several public meet-
ings, starting in February 2008,
where input was gathered from
Nassau County citizens, said
Reggie Smith, a project manag-
er for the consulting firm MGT
of America, which partnered
with Nassau County in the
process. "One of the goals we
had one of our guiding prin-
cipals was that all of our meet-
ings would be transparent and
open to the public," Smith said.
"At some of those meetings the
public-could actually participate,
and at some they watched the
steering committee in action."
According to Smith, the top
three, priorities identified by
county residents were growth
management, infrastructure
and recreation and open space.
The final report offered guid-
ance on managing those prior-
ities, along with many others,
into the future.
The final report recom-
mended several strategies for
effective growth management
and infrastructure improve-
ments. Future development
decisions should consider finan-
cial feasibility, availability of
infrastructure and private prop-
erty interests, according to the
report The report also recom-
mended the use of volunteer
groups to hold community-wide
meetings to identify places that
are historically, socially and eco-
logically significant when plan-
ning future growth. In addition,
the steering committee advised
that the Vision 2032 final report
be incorporated into the 2010
update of the county's compre-
hensive plan to give its recom-
mendations more force.
To improve infrastructure,
the plan recommended sever-
al strategies for streamlining
Nassau County's transportation
system, including the designa-
tion of some transit corridors
for future public transportation
service. The plan also recom-
mended the creation of a data-
base of unused street and rail-
road rights-of-way for possible
utilization as pedestrian, and
bike trails or shuttle routes.
The report also recom-
mended the preservation and
expansion of outdoor recre-
ational areas, prioritizing the
creation of multi-use trails and'
walkways, improved access to
waterways and, when feasible,
acquiring new land for recre-
ational use.
"This vision plan isn't a reg-
ulatory document It's a guid-
ance tool to help you make the
decisions you'll be making over
the next 25 years," Smith said.
'The vision plan is a road map,
a blueprint, and basically gives
you an idea of where you want
to be 25 years from now."
Smith stressed the impor-
tance of putting the plan's rec-
ommendations into effect. "You
can spend all the time you want
developing a plan, but if you
don't implement it, if it sits on
the shelf, you will have wasted
all the time and effort and
expense of developing .that

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dog portraits in his own style.
"I use canvas, drawing paper,
T-shirts, small cards and recy-
cled materials such as card-
board, wire, wood, paper bags
and pages from old books, mag-
azines and calendars, especial-
ly for doing my animal col-
lages," reports Murray.
"I want to go green to save
the Earth. I try to recycle what's
around the house. My only
boundaries are the walls and
The towhead teen, who sold
his first artwork in the first or
second grade, regularly partic-
ipates in art expos such as the
Downtown Jacksonville Art
Walk and North Beaches Art
Walk in Atlantic Beach.

plan," he said. "We cannot stress
enough that in order to imple-
ment this plan, you need to
move forward while it is still
near and dear to everyone's
heart ... Ongoing involvement
of the citizenry is critical to the
success of this plan."
Steering committee member
Melinda Leudtke agreed. "I'd
like to emphasize that those of
us on the steering committee
feel that we're about halfway
through. We need to start the
strategic implementation
process," she told the commis-
sion. 'That would be the sec-
ond half, so we don't have a
vision plan that just sits on the
shelf. Many of us have put many
hours into this process, and
would be willing to continue if
that's your druthers ... but what
we want to hear from you is that
you're going to implement this."
Steering committee member
Malcolm Noden said he wanted
to see the plan implemented as
well, but was concerned that
tourism development had not
been a primary concern for the
citizens who participated in the

Selections of his abstract
pieces were exhibited along
with the work of college stu-
dents in the fall of 2005 at Lake
City Community College.
Greeting cards and repro-
ductions of Murray's collection
can be found at Best Friends
Cards and Gifts, Trailer Park
Collectibles, SeaBreeze Amelia
and Redbones Dog Bakery and
Murray is home-schooled
through Florida Virtual School
and is in the eighth grade.
Parents Steven and Suzanne
Murray are justifiably proud of
their offspring.
"We're always going to gal-
leries and museums. He comes
up with something new almost

visioning process. "The good
news and bad news could be
that people think (tourism) is
'going fine. But there's an equal-
ly likely possibility that people
don't know how important
tourism is to the economy, par-
ticularly in the area of jobs,"
Noden said. "I think it's critical
for people to understand
how important this is, other-
wise it will get lost in a melange
of other rush-to-judgment
Commission Chairman
Barry Holloway praised Fufidio
and the steering committee for
their work. "I'm very pleased
with how it's gone, and I know
that we as a board are going to
do everything that we can to
implement it," he said. "We
might not be able to accomplish
it in the first five years, but
maybe we can accomplish it in
the next 20 when the economy
does turn around."
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Boatright said implementing
the plan was important for
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The young artist is looking
forward to meeting one of his
idols, Peter Max, when the pop
art master visits Jacksonville in
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that my son and daughter-in-
law and grandson live here -
and I want him to keep living
here," he said. "And what I real-
ly want is for him to have a
dadgum good job so he can
take care of his grandpa one
A note of caution was sound-
ed by Commissioner Mike'
Boyle. The issues of growth
management, infrastructure
and recreation were important
ones, he said but the current
economic climate could pres-
ent obstacles to making sweep-
ing improvements right away.
"Unfortunately, every one of
those (priorities) has a huge
price tag involved. That doesn't
decrease their importance it
just means it's going to be dif-
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the face to those people if we
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ACLU Continued from 1A
for a way that I could handle
that ... I found a lot of stuff on
the GSA."
Once Page was in high
school, she and Brock decid-
ed to form a chapter of the
club. They sent an e-mail to
school employees asking that
the meeting time and place be
added to the school announce-
ments, and it was. They even
got as far as having a first
But soon after that meet-
ing, they were told that
Nassau County Schools
Superintendent John Ruis
would not permit the club to
"Apparently (Ruis) ... felt
it interfered with the board
policy and was not good,"
Brock said.
But the ACLU believes that
according to the Equal Access
Act, a United States federal
law passed in 1984 to enable
Christian prayer groups to
meet on high school campus-
es, the school board must
either allow students to form
a chapter of the GSA per-
mitting them to have access to
school facilities for meetings
and activities or school offi-
cials must ban all student-led,
non-curriculum clubs.
The school board has not
banned other existing clubs
at the school while continu-
ing to refuse to allow the GSA
to form and meet at the
Brock and Page stress that
the group is not a "gay group"
intended only for homo-
sexual students, but a "safe
place for all students." She
said heterosexual students
would be welcome and
encouraged to join; the focus
of the group is to raise aware-
ness and prevent prejudice
and bullying.

"There were students who
thought it was ridiculous,"
Page said. "They didn't under-
stand the message of the club,
made fun of the people who
talked about it like, 'Why do
you need a gay club,'... (but)
as we went further into this, I
had more and more people
come up to me and talk about
it. I've been very surprised
from the support, I've had a lot
of people come up to me and
say they don't understand why
(the school board) is doing
Since the first meeting,
Brock said everything about
the club has been postponed.
If the March 6 hearing goes in
their favor, they could be
meeting again soon at the
"We're going to ask the
judge in this case to make a
decision to let the club meet
immediately," the attorney
Standly said. "... We don't
know at that time if the judge
will rule on the preliminary
injunction (which would allow
the club to begin meeting)."
At the first meeting held
in October, Brock said about
seven other students attended
and they discussed hate
crimes like the 1998 murder of
Matthew Shepard near
Laramie, Wyo., and the 2008
killing of Lawrence King in
Oxnard, Calif., both homo-
sexual, and "how we could
prevent that from happening
in our community."
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lying that a lot of us had expe-
rienced," he said. "Everybody
had his or her own stories
about things that had hap-
pened to them."
like any school club, Page
said they also discussed pos-
sible activities, electing offi-
cers and spreading the word
about the club.

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Bunch to seek city commission seat

Jeffrey Bunch, the former
city fire marshal, has announced
his candidacy for the Group 5
seat on the Fernandina Beach
City Commission.
Bunch will face Bruce
Malcolm, who seeks reelection
to the commission, in the April
14 election.
Bunch, who retired after
more than 25 years of service,
said he hopes to provide city
residents with better levels of
service while reducing taxes.
"Financial accountability, elimi-
nating wasteful spending and
preserving the quality of life,
these are my issues," Bunch
said in a press release announc-
ing his campaign. "A commis-
sioner's job is fiscal oversight
on behalf of the taxpayers as
well as providing a safe and
enjoyable environment for the
citizens and visitors to our city.
The city commissioners can do
this if they put their minds to it."
Bunch is currently employed

as a building inspector with the
Nassau County School Board
and said l`e admires their "sta-
'The School Board doesn't
build anything without having
the funds in place to complete
the job. They also don't borrow
money, and everything is paid
for when it is completed," he
said. 'This is how the city
should try to operate. With over
25 years working for the city, I
have seen tax dollars wasted
throughout the city with virtu-
ally no oversight I have studied
the city's budgets for years and
have seen where cuts could
have been made that would
have saved millions of dollars.
The city's budget for this year is
over $91 million; I believe that
they can cut it 10 percent and
still maintain the service lev-
On his key issues Bunch
said, "I want to try and get the
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promptly; we
need to stop
funds to
enhance. it if
we cannot pro-
' duce enough
revenue to
Bunch maintain it. It
needs dredg-
ing every
three or four years at a cost of at
least $500,000 and there is no
funding set aside to-rdo this.
Millions of dollars have been
spent designing, redesigning,
and piece-mealing this project,
and there has been really no
noticeable improvement. Now
the city is borrowing another
million dollars to do more work.
"The airport lawsuit has
been going on for four years
with no resolution in sight; this
needs to be settled so everyone
can move on, as this lawsuit is
hurting both parties and tug-
ging at the taxpayers' pockets.
The city and the (fixed-based
operator) should be working
with each other to enhance the
\airport and increase the rer-
enue stream. I have seen no
new businesses going in at the
commerce park. Millions of dol-
lars have been spent on
improvements over the past few
years, but I have seen no mar-
keting strategy to bring in any
prospective tenants."
On the city's infrastructure
problems Bunch said, "I want to
attempt to provide better infra-.

structure within the city without
increasing the budget; we need
to maintain what we have and
provide better drainage to those
areas that need it. I see many
areas that have no sidewalks
where people are walking dan-
gerously close to traffic.
Although some of these are
county-maintained roads, I
believe that I can work with the
county commissioners so that
both elected bodies can join
together to improve things.
These are the types of items
that weneed to place in our cap-
ital budgets and complete with
or without grants."
District 1's county commis-
sioner is Bunch's former boss,
Fire Chief Danny Leeper.
"There are several policies
that need restructuring," Bunch
said. "For example, the policies
related to vehicle purchasing,
the take-home vehicle policy
and cell phone usage all need
modifications. There are many
jobs that have take home cars
and/or cell phones that do not
require either of these.
"With the recent financial
problems throughout the world,
I do not understand how the
city is still spending like they
have an unstoppable revenue
.,stream. You can't write checks
forever; the commission needs
to button their coats and
make adjustments. If elected, I
would want strong justification
for adding any new expendi-
. .tures." '

PERMITS Continued from 1A
it is a six-week wait to get to
the Historic District Council."
Hall added that the city
should "get out of the bureau-
cratic box" and use a retail cus-
tomer-service model. As with
insurance companies, he said,
the city should assign every-
one who walks in the door an
agent, "so they know where
the process is in the pike." Hall
also suggested a special "fast-
track fee" if the applicant want-
ed the process to go more
Elizabeth Dion, a member
of the building committee for
the Amelia Community
Theatre, said the application
for the theater's building per-
mit went to city staff on Sept.
19. But because of building
height and other issues, she
said, it took over five months to
finally get the building permit
for improvements to the the-
Donna Lynne Vanpuym-
brouck, who owns a home-
building company, said she
thought the improvements
would be good for the city
because applicants would
know where they stood in the
permitting process.
Commissioner Ron Sapp
said that although no citizen
would be happy with the
process 100 percent of the
time, "if we can knock down
some of the obstacles that
have plagued us for so long,
that would be wonderful."
Vice Mayor Ken Walker
said the presentation helped
him "gain understanding of
how much hard work has
gone on" with the task force.
He also noted that if a con-
stituent has a problem with
the CDD now, he has to call
the city manager for advice,
which is an awkward way to
handle complaints.

Walker also asked about
the task force's suggestion that
the city use GIS. (geographi-
cal information system) map-
ping for more accuracy, but
City Manager Michael
Czymbor said the city had not
decided whether to participate
in the program yet because of
the cost.
City staff has changed sig-
nificantly since the task force
was formed, and some posi-
tive changes have already
been made in the permitting
process, according to Flick.
Those include reducing the
number of plan sets required,
having a pre-application dis-
cussion, and establishing a for-
mal technical review commit-
Other improvements
include the creation of check-
lists to ensure consistency and
using computer technology as
a more reliable tracking sys-
tem for applicants.
The task force recom-
mended that the city manager
implement departmental
review guidelines, and that a
customer service plan be
established for applicants. It
was also suggested that the
minimum qualifications for',
board members be increased,
and to combine the Planning
and Advisory Board and the
Board of Adjustment into a sin-
gle entity.
Other recommendations
included semi-annual work-
shops to be sponsored by the
Community Development
Department along with the
Chamber of Commerce. Flick
also suggested giving the city
manager 120 days to help cre-
ate an ordinance for review
For more information,
contact the Community
Development Department at


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Report: Restaurant staff

spread virus through food

News I.eader
The Nassau County Health
Department has completed an
investigation of an outbreak
of illness at Brett's Waterway
Caf6. The report concluded
that sick food service workers
transmitted an infection by
handling food while ill.
The outbreak occurred in
January and affected both food
service workers and cus-
tomers. A total of 31 people
complained of gastrointestinal
illness, and 29 had symptoms
matching the outbreak,
according to the report.
"On Friday, Jan. 9, 2009,
the Nassau County Health
Department received a com-
plaint of gastrointestinal ill-
nesses among patrons who ate
lunch at Brett's Waterway Cafe
in Fernandina Beach on
Monday, Jan. 5, 2009," accord-
ing to the report. "During the
course of the investigation, the
NCHD was notified of two
other groups that ate lunch on
the same day at the same
restaurant, also experiencing
gastrointestinal illnesses."
Of three different groups
with a total of 13 customers, 11
reported gastrointestinal ill-
ness. Many of those were


Proper hand washing after toilet use is the
best method for preventing food-borne
norovirus infection.'

schoolteachers dining togeth-
er on a teachers' work day
before students returned after
the Christmas holiday.
Of the 13, 11 "reported eat-
ing some form of salad." The
other two did not have salad,
but "did consume ice, which
was the other common factor
among those who were ill,"
according to the report.
Food service employees at
the restaurant were also ill
between Jan. 2 and Jan. 11,
and continued working dur-
ing their illness. "A total of 20
employees met the case deli-
nition," the report stated.
The Health Department
concluded that the outbreak
was an illness known as
norovirus gastroenteritis, the
symptoms of which include
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and
abdominal cramping. Symp-
toms usually last for one to
two days. The illness is com-
mon and is often called "stom-
ach flu," though it is not in fact

an influenza disease.
Inadequate hand-washing
after using the bathroom can
spread viral particles to foods,
surfaces and other people,
according to the report.
"Norovirus particles are
very hardy and can remain
viable outside the human body
for weeks," the report read.
"Proper hand washing after
toilet use is the best method
for preventing food-borne
norovirus infection. Hand
washing is especially critical
prior to preparation of foods."
The report recommended
that food service workers with
gastrointestinal illness should
be restricted from duties dur-
ing illness, and restricted from
food preparation and serving
duties for at least 72 hours
after their symptoms cease. It
also recommended the use of
gloves when handling raw
food items and the frequent
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Lets call city marina High Tide Harbor

article describing
the city commis-
sion's approval to
install new docks at the city
The rush to new docks is
driven by a wish to collect the
remaining portion of the BigP
grant. This grant program,
developed some years ago by
the federal government, is .
intended to improve facilities
for transient yachtsmen
throughout the country. As
the deal has worked out for
us, BigP is paying for about
20 percent of our marina
improvements; city taxpayers
pay about 80 percent.
Our original BigP marina
plan for which the grant
award was made was actually
abandoned some years ago; it
was judged financially
unworkable by consultants
that our commission hired
after the city had been award-
ed the grant. Since that time

we have put the marina
together in a piecemeal way
where, unhappily, each step
seems to make less sense.
The most recent example is
the commission's approval to
put new docks into water that
is too shallow for the vessels
that are to use them.
The next and final step in
carrying out the BigP agree-
ment is to build a transient
boaters' Welcome Center that
no one seems to want and
which intrudes upon the new
waterfront park that everyone
does want.
The overall reason for
moving in this thoughtless
expensive way is driven by
the desire to avoid having to
pay back the BigP grantors
some $770,000 which they
advanced to us some time
ago. As we approach the con-
clusion of the program, we
are doing sillier things, and
ultimately spending more
money than if we stopped,

The Town of Callahan Volunteer Fire Department is
currently accepting bids for the purchase of a brush
truck for firefighting. The truck must be outfitted with
at least the following equipment: 4 wheel drive, full
LED lighting package, siren, brush guard, winch, high
side full compartments on either side of the truck, min-
imum 300 gallon water tank, 10 gallon foam capacity,
minimum 18HP pump, minimum 1" discharge line,
minimum 1.5" line, 2.5" suction
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nozzles for hoses, and electric hose reel. Bids should
include all specifications and features of the vehicle.
All bids should be addressed to the Callahan Town
Clerk at P.O. Box 5016, Callahan, FL 32011, no later
than Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m.

It is not too late to cancel the BigP grant.
Itk would save a lot of money and free us to
operate the marina in the best way possible.

made the right plan and
moved forward with it and
without BigP
. This was the thinking of
the city's waterfronts commit-
tee, which was formed by our
commission to advise them
on waterfront development
since the commission recog-
nized its lack of knowledge
alout water related activities.
This committee voted over-
whelmingly to recommend
that the city commission
abandon BigP and return the
money already received. Yet
there was no discussion in the
commission of the waterfront
committee's recommenda-
tion, just what appeared a
blind urge to do something,
anything, really, even if exact-
ly wrong.
The notion that rational
people would spend a million
dollars putting docks into a
marina so shallow as to be
unsuitable for the vessels
intended to use them seems
unthinkable. But it became
apparent that this was indeed
the plan. I spoke against this,
suggesting instead that we at
least dredge the marina first,
before installing the new
docks. Even this suggestion
was turned aside as causing
delay that might jeopardize
marina completion by the
mandated BigP September
end date. But there is still
time now to do the dredging;
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some weeks to have the new

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docks manufactured. During
this time a dredging contrac-
tor can do his work without
having to work around the
new docks, which takes extra
time and risks damage to
It is also true that our con-
tract with BigP calls for us to
both build and maintain the
new docks in an operational
state for 20 years after instal-
lation. If they are to be opera-
tional by any normal defini-
tion, then we shall have to
complete the dredging by
September of this year in any
case. This because the new
docks.will otherwise be in
two to three feet of water (at
low tide) which means they
can hardly be called opera-
tional. Or maybe we can
arrange final inspection at
high tide or perhaps rename
the marina High Tide Harbor.
There is still time for .
dredging; we ought to do it
The fact remains that our
commission has committed
us to do a 20-year program of
ongoing dredging with their
acceptance of the BigP con-
tract. Twenty years of dredg-
ing can easily cost more than
five million dollars. It is not
possible for the marina to
make enough money to oper-
ate as well as pay down its
debt and do the dredging, too
as our contract requires. So
taxpayers to the rescue. BigP
gave us a tough contract that
we shall be unhappy we
accepted in the years to
come. Most agree with the
waterfront committee: we
should withdraw from the
BigP. At the very least, we
should arrange the layout of

the docks in a way that mini-
mizes the need for dredging.
There is yet time to do this,
The final part of BigP will
shortly be upon us. It
includes the construction of a
Welcome Center and renova-
tion of the old bathhouse. The
Welcome Center-to-be is now
a smallish single room elevat-
ed upon pilings immediately
north of the bathhouse. One
gets to it by walking up a
ramp some 60 feet long. This
is the fourth design attempt
by an architect that we hired
more than two years ago.
None of his designs, hereto-
fore, met the requirements of
building in the Coastal High
Hazard Zone. And it is clear
that our architect has never
done waterfront design
before; not that it's particular-
ly difficult, but one would
think he might have started
by reading our local codes.
By the time we begin con-
struction we shall have paid
our architect over $120,000,
which is more than is project-
ed for our share of the build-
ing's construction cost. The
architect's fee is not covered
by a grant. It comes directly
from our pocket.
We shall surely be well
over budget for the construc-
tion of this little structure;
which, in truth, is the most
pleasing of the various
designs our architect has pro-
duced. But who will ever use
it? In some 60 years of sailing
all over the world, I can't
recall ever coming across a
boating "Welcome Center."
But whether they exist or not,
what transient boater on a hot
summer day in Fernandina
would pass up a cold beer at
Brett's and instead climb a 60-
foot ramp to visit a Welcome
Center the size of his after-
deck? Well, it's a silly concept,
again required by BigP.
While this anomalous little
building will be expensive,

our bathhouse to which it is
connected may even be more
costly if we are to renovate it
in the way planned. For if the
renovation cost is more than
30 percent of the value of the
existing structure (in the
Coastal High Hazard Zone)
then the entire building must
be brought up to present
codes. This means building
an entirely new bathhouse
raised on pilings. Maybe the
city can talk the building offi-
cial into considering the bath-
house project as "mainte-
nance" although the BigP
application (and contract)
calls it renovation. The bath-
house now has an assessed
value of $18,000, so there will
have to be some fancy foot-
work to slide the renovation
around the rules. If we can
ease it past the ordinances
this time, it seems a certainty
that this poor building won't
make it through the next 20
years, as the BigP contract
requires, and thus, at some
point we shall have to build a
wholly new structure that will
meet code. Like the multi mil-
lion dollar dredging liability,
we should plan on having to
shell out for a new, raised
bathhouse before we see the
end of BigP.
The easy solution to the
Welcome Center dilemma was
the plan put forward by the
waterfront committee: to com-
bine the Welcome Center and
bathhouse into one building
built either on a new section
of floating dock (like the pres-
ent dock master's office) or,
even more simply, put them
both aboard a modest house-
boat The additional floating
dock approach would require
permitting which would not
be refused though it would
take some weeks to acquire.
The houseboat approach
would require only its pur-
chase and someone to tie it up
to the dock upon'its arrival.
Either arrangement would
cost a little more than what we
are now paying for the
Welcome Center architecture
It is not too late to cancel
BigP. It will save us a lot of
money in the years ahead, and
it will give us freedom to oper-
ate the marina in the best way
possible. It is also true that if
we want at some later time to
buy ourselves out of BigP, we
can do that, too. Although
then it will cost $1.57 million.
The additional $800,000 of
their money having been
spent building boat slips on a
mud flat, a Welcome Center
that is silly, and a bathhouse
inhabited mostly by termites.
One would -think that
spending our money to sup-
port out-of-town yachtsmen is
something our commissioners
would not want to do for politi-
cal reasons alone. Our city's
largest employer recently
declared bankruptcy; unem-
ployment in the county is over
10 percent and rising. To
approve spending millions of
city taxpayer dollars on
wealthy traveling yachtsmen
has a tone-deaf quality about
it. But it's not only tone deaf,
it's wrong. We are in tough
times which may get tougher,
and if for no other reason than
this, the city commission
should not now bind us to the
expenditure of millions of dol-
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I recently reconnected with an old Navy
buddy. Jack and I were on the USS
Saratoga together back in the day. What
you're about to hear is a sea story. A sea
story differs from an outright lie in that it gei
rally starts out, "I swear, this ain't no blanke
blank lie."
A sea story is different from satire. For
instance, if I say to you, "I drove down Centri
Street in my car with both fingers in my ears
because eardrum-shattering noise blared fro
the speakers mounted on every building dow
town," it's a fair bet I'm engaging in satire.
Why? Because it's impossible to drive with th
fingers of each hand inserted in one's ears -
assuming one doesn't employ a third
appendage to facilitate driving and because
every dang fool knows there aren't speakers
mounted on every building downtown. It's
called sarcasm, which is the basis for a lot of
satire. If I say, "I swear, this ain't no blankety-
blank lie. I went downtown and it was as a
noisy as a free-for-all in a cathouse," then you
know you can believe me because it's a sea
story, which is generally true, unless it hap-
pens to be an outright lie.
But I digress. Back to Jack, my old Navy
He found me on a USS Saratoga bulletin
board posting on and sent n
an e-mail. Jack and I were medical corpsman
He told me what he's been up to for the past
r years or so and asked about me. I got right
) back to him and the first thing I asked him w

no blankety-blank lie

S whether or not he'd dropped hollers to go outside before it's over and I w
his cover in the crapper lately. up with an indignant chief fuming in my ear
In Navy parlance, a cover is Perplexed, I asked Jack if he's ever
one's hat. Crapper is self- dreamed anything like it. All the time he sai
n- explanatory. Come to find out, his dream is almost an exE
ty- A bunch of us were in the replica of mine, which leads me to conclude
head Navy slang for rest- that the Navy put something besides saltpel
room shaving and other- in our eggs back in boot camp. I asked Jack
e wise taking care of business he ever dreamed about deep-sixing his cove
CP rO early one morning when Jack and he said no, but another old shipmate e-
m CUOF came dashing in, "dropping mailed him a few years back and he did.
n- JOE trou" as he rounded the cor- WJ, as we knew him, was a wannabe pilot
ner. As sailors are inclined to Lots of us corpsman went joyriding with chi
he do when not wearing one's per crews from time to time but our little
Joe Palmer cover, Jack had his folded and buddy WJ, who was as wet behind the ears
stuffed in his rear trousers pocket. He was in pelican when he arrived onboard, had this
such a state of affairs that before cheek ever thing about actually being a pilot. He even r
touched porcelain, his cover managed to dis- aged to acquire a flight suit and helmet, in
lodge itself and land in the bowl. You may use which he went promenading all over the sh
your own imaginations and terminology to fill when we were at sea. We wore our Caducet
in the blanks. Poor Jack never lived it down. He insignia's with pride and wryly referred to o
went down in naval lore. I swear, this ain't no selves as aviation snake charmers. WJ wore
blankety-blank lie. actual wings. Coveted gold aviator's wings b
In the past 10 years or so, I've been afflicted filched from Lord knows where. At'any rate
with a curious and recurring dream.. I dream Jack tells me he's at work one day and gets
I'm recalled for military service and when I go e-mail out of the blue from WJ: "Jack, are yo
back to the Toga, I don't have a uniform to still blankety-blanking in your hat?"
wear or.a clue where anything is. But the ship's What's WJ up to, I asked. Get this, says
always preparing to get under way and I'm Jack. He recently retired from the military.
ne always in a pinch to get squared away before a chopper pilot. I swear, this ain't no blanke
she sails and usually there's a chief petty offi- blank lie.
30 cer yelling at me to remind me of that impera- Joe Palmer of Fernandina Beach writes rn
tive. I've never slept to the conclusion of the larlyfor the News-Leader
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Everybody's favorite
I loved reading Maybelle Kirkland's recount
of the wonderful 95th birthday party for Ms.
Annie Johnson ("Johnson family celebrates its
blessings," Feb. 20). I felt honored to have been
invited and welcomed to this amazing celebration
by all the family.
I loved hearing each of the grandchildren
stand up and exclaim, "I am the favorite." I could-
n't help it when it was my turn to stand up to also
exclaim, "Sorry ladies, I am the favorite!"
I feel fortunate to be Ms. Annie's case man-
ager at the Nassau County Council on Aging. One
of our goals at the NCCOA is to assist Ms. Annie
and other esteemed elders in Nassau County to
live long and independent lives within their own
homes. I'm glad to have a part in that.
Thank you again for thinking of me as fami-
ly. I enjoyed meeting everyone and being able to
share in this wonderful event.
Arlyse McDowell, Case Manager
Nassau County Council on Aging
Fernandina Beach

Prescription plan 2
As a follow up to "Prescription plan" (Feb. 11),
I've been a registered pharmacist since 1981
and have witnessed the slow incremental'
takeover of health care by the insurance indus-
try. I believe the "Big Lie" healthckre is when
an insurance company says, "We are trying to
keep health care costs down and save you
money." Insurance companies are for-prdfit com-
panies and it's not in their best interest to keep
health care costs down. Reduction of healthcare
costs would mean losses and stockholders would-
n't approve.
If you look closely, most insurance plans
encourage overuse, which means higher pre-
miums next year. Higher premiums mean more
profits. It's a vicious cycle. You are guaranteed to
lose. It is a must that we bite the bullet and
return to a fee for service system where patients
pay the provider directly and then negotiate with
their insurance company for reimbursement.
Insurance companies should not be allowed to
deal directly with providers.
Returning to this type of supply and demand
system would result in health care costs falling
as quickly as we have seen fuel prices fall over
the last several months. Supply and demand.
works. It's fair to all. Take a look at Lasik surgery
and breast augmentations. They are not cheap
but they are affordable to all because supply
and demand forces them to be affordable.
The same could be true for heart surgery.
Copayments are just smoke and mirrors to hide
what you are really paying. Most don't have a clue
because the system is set up to make sure you
don't. I bet you know exactly what you are pay-
ing for a gallon of gas. You buy gas where you get
the best price or the best service. That's the
way health care used to be.
How will you make sure that a doctor or hos-
pital, or pharmacy doesn't overcharge you?
Because there is always another across the street
competing for your business. Drug formularies
should be banned. When you see the word for-
mulary it automatically means your doctor is
restricted in his practice of medicine and he
probably isn't writing the prescription that he
believes you need. Formularies also mean "Drug
A" doesn't have to compete price-wise with "Drug
B" to your benefit, only to the insurance com-
panies' benefit. Actually "Drug A" and "Drug B"
are likely not even in the picture. Usually only
"Drug D" and "Drug E."
Group plans should be banned. Would you
think it fair if all big corporation and govern-
mental employees got a 20 percent discount at
the pump leaving you to pay more unless you
were able get on some plan yourself? How will we
take care of the indigent and others truly needy
of our help? With something like food stamps or
a debit card that are traded like cash. Food
stamps don't drive up the price of a loaf of bread

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because they are handled as cash. Grocery stores
compete for food stamp customers just like they
do cash customers. Health care providers will do
the same.
Joe Warwick, R.Ph.
Fernandina Beach

(Letter writers) need to get a sense of humor.
Joe Palmer's article "It'll be quiet when we're all
dead," Feb. 6, was pure satire. Lighten up, folks!
Patricia Graser
Fernandina Beach

Stop and think
Re: "Jail life," Feb. 9.
Jail/confinement is designed as a discipline
with the possibility that one's future life choices
are law-abiding.
May I suggest that upon your release when
you are faced with a situation that you are unsure
is legal, you call the local authorities and ask.
(Fernandina Beach Police, 277-7342; Nassau
County Sheriff, 225-5174.)
There is an officer on duty 24/7 that gladly
will advise you. That is part of their job that our
tax dollars pay for. Then you can make your
decision based upon facts of benefits versus con-
sequence&. .,' c ,
Growing up, y dad-'t~glit me to stop and:'
think about the worst possible consequences-
decide if I was willing to suffer for it or not then
take action. So far that has kept me out of trou-
ble. *
I pray that you will value your freedom
enough in the future to stop and think and seek
advice before you do something you might get
jail time for. Only you can protect your freedom
by the choices you make and keep yourself out
of your present uncomfortable environment (i.e.,
not enough heat, hot water, no snacks, no 4up for
Kool-aid, etc.).
This too shall pass.
Susan M. Mason
Fernandina Beach

Positive youths
Recently there was an accident in front of my
home that involved two local high school stu-
dents. The accident was severe enough that the
vehicle they were in was totaled. Fortunately
the physical results for them were a few cuts
and bruises.
My contribution was merely to call rescue
and try to provide some type of comfort while we
waited for them to arrive. Again I want to empha-
size that I did very little, yet these two young men
went out of their way to return to my home to
thank me for assisting them. You hear so often
about youth acting inappropriately, yet these
young men showed admirable character and
responsiBility. So in return I want to say "thank
you" to "Neal" and "Max" for making me feel so
Ginger Andrews
Fernandina Beach

Investin ourpeople
The Republicans who voted against aid to
states and localities in favor of more tax cuts in
the stimulus package must be living on another
This money would put people either directly
back to work or keep them working. Where
were the Republican concerns for the deficit
when billions were being wasted in Iraq on no-
bid contracts? Billions more were given to polit-
ically connected contractors after Katrina,
who turned around and hired not local workers
but instead bused in illegal immigrants who
were dropped off every night at Red Cross shel-
In Michigan one out of four children is living
below the poverty level. State budgets are so
strapped that in many states families have to
make less than 60 percent of the federal pover-
ty level ($13,230 for a family of four) to receive
any aid. How are tax cuts going to help these peo-
ple? For the past 20 years we have been invest-
ing in corporate America only to have corporate
America turn around and invest overseas.
For our country to thrive again we desperately
need to invest in our people, for they have always
been our biggest asset.
Cliff Capriola

The economy
It is important to recognize that government
is not our economic "knight in shining armor."
Simply put, you cannot solve the problem with
more of the problem. To resolve this crisis and

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prevent it from happening again, you must get to
the root: overregulation by the federal govern-
The Community Reinvestment Act gives
grants to financial institutions that loaned money
to individuals who had low income or bad cred-
it. This act was passed to prevent "redlining," a
practice where loans were denied based on the
relative wealth of a neighborhood. However, the
practice of redlining originated with the Federal
Housing Authority in the 1930s. We have a his-
tory of passing regulation for problems of pre-
vious government regulation. This has created
a spiral downward commonly known as the
"burst of the housing bubble."
Supplemental to this problem was the gov-
ernment pumping money into the housing sys-
tem thus keeping prices artificially high. This is
high-school economics: supply and demand. In
most of the country, there was an excess of hous-
es. As supply increased, the number of people
currently seeking a home decreased. This caused
housing prices to fall. Since people had been
using their houses as a vehicle for retirement,
this lowered the amount of money they had to
retire on. If we still practiced laissez-faire busi-
ness in this country, the free market would have
solved this problem on its own: Prices would
have gone down. As prices go down, fewer peo-
ple would be involved in building new houses and
would instead be switched over fo repairing or
reclaiming existing ones. As demand for housing
increases again, so too would production of new
On top of all of this, our government rushed
a new stimulus bill through Congress. This pack-
age places us on a slippery slope to socialism.
Redistributing wealth is comparable to a doctor
telling a cancer patient that cigarette abstinence
will cure them.
The government is purchasing a stake in pri-
vate companies, which is nationalization. If our
current government cannot run this country
without a massive deficit, why should we trust
them to run a company? The common answer
would be that "We need to save jobs."
The goal of an economy is not jobs: it is pro-
duction. Jobs are merely a byproduct of pro-
duction. Ajob can be to simply dig a hole one day
and fill it the next or whatever the equivalent may
be at a desk. This type of job does nothing for our
production and instead raises costs with no pos-
itive byproduct Where is the government getting
this money? Taxpayers like you and me: People
who may be reeling from loss of a house and/or
We would do well to remember how this
country got economically strong. The great inno-
vators in our economy are entrepreneurs, not
government. From Franklin to Ford we have a
strong tradition of great minds innovating the
way we do business and improving our quality of
living. If we adhere to the Constitution and the
advice of the founding fathers, we can again
return to a time where innovation is encouraged
by the free market. Eventually, someone will
invent a better product than what is currently
available. This benefits the inventor, consumer
and workers. It is this spirit of Americanism that
is commonly referred to as the "American
Dream." You are free to rise and fall based on
your own merits.
Tayler Woodruff
Fernandina Beach

Welcome to the machine
I have this silly fear that there is a group of
"civil liberty" lawyers traveling around America,
suing institutions for such things as violation of
civil rights, violation of free speech and allowing
prayer in schools. I know I sound paranoid and
old fashioned when I say, "I think there is an
agenda at work and I am powerless to stop it."
So you can imagine my surprise when I found
an interesting set of goals that was read into the
U.S. Congressional Record about 45 years ago. It
was introduced by the Hon. A. S. Herlong Jr. of
Florida, member, of the U.S. House of
Representatives, Thursday, Jan. 10, 1963.1 Ihave
only-listed 10 of 45 goals that were, as I found out
doing research on the list, originally published
in 1958 by Cleon Skousen titled: The Naked
While the book title and subject might be
controversial (I do not think that Mr. Skousen has
ever been identified as a prognosticator or psy-
chic) his original list has proven to have been
quite accurate.
See for yourself how accurate Mr. Skousen
was and what prompted a U.S. representative
to think it iinportant'enough to be read into the
Congressional Record:
1. Permit free trade between all nations
regardless of communist affiliation and regard-
less of whether or not items could be used for
2. Promote the United Nations as the only
hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten,
demand that it be set as a one-world govern-
ment with its own independent armed forces.
3. Use technical decisions of the courts to
weaken basic American institutions by claiming
their activities violate civil rights.
4. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by
calling them censorship and a violation of free
speech and free press.
5. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and
promiscuity as normal, natural and healthy.
6. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious
expression in the schools on the grounds that it
violates the principles of separation of church and
7. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed
religion with social religion. Discredit the Bible
and emphasize the need for intellectual maturi-
ty which does not need a religious crutch.
8. Discredit the family as an institution.
Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
9. Create the impression that violence and
insurrection are legitimate aspects of the
American traditions; that students and special
interest groups should rise up and use united
force to solve economic, political and social prob-
10. Support any socialist movement to give
centralized control over any part of the culture
education, social agencies, welfare programs,
mental health clinics, etc.
As I stated earlier, this is just a portion of an
agenda of 45 goals. What really scares me is the
complete agenda written over 50 years ago seems
to be ripped from today's headlines.
Maybe it's just me, but I keep hearing the
words from a song I listened to when I was grow-
ing up by Pink Floyd: "Welcome to the
Richard Ballard
Fernandina Beach

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February places spotlight on love and family

Miss Yarbrough,
Mr. Miner

Kimberly Yarbrough and
Sgt. Steven Miner, both of
Yulee, will be married at noon
on March 7, 2009, in Callahan
with the Rev. Andrew Mason
The bride is the daughter of
Brian and Connie Ward of
The groom is the son of
Richard and Christine Miner
of Yulee.


William and Patricia
Lute announce the birth of a
daughter, Emily Rebecca
Lute, born at 8:38 p.m. on
Feb. 20, 2009, at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau. The
baby weighed 7 pounds, 10
ounces and measured 21
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Nerle and Grace Earl Holland
of Femnandina Beach and
Mark and Diane Jones of
Emily joins a sister, Alena,
age 4.


Elizabeth Creel Ballew
of Fernandina Beach has
been named to the fall 2008
dean's list at Valdosta State
University in Valdosta, Ga.
To make the dean's list,
students must-maintain a-
6iriulative graide pbiit',w-' r
age of at least 3.0 ahd must
have a semester grade point
average of at least 3.5 with at
least nine hours of course
work. Grade point averages
are based on a 4.0 scale.
Laura Caroline Hickman
of Fernandina Beach has
been named to the fall 2008'
dean's list at Valdosta State
University inXValdosta, Ga.
To make the dean's list,
students must maintain a
cumulative grade point aver-
age of at least 3.0 and have a
semester grade point average
of at least 3.5 with at least nine
hours of course work.


Navy Reserve Seaman
Kelly I. Gerber, a 2000 gradu-
ate of Fernandina Beach High
School, recently completed
U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ml.
During the program,
Gerber completed a variety of
training, which included class-
room study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water
safety and survival, and ship-
board and aircraft safety.

Family Ministry: Moving from B As you well know,
knowledge to practice by Willie families come in all
Brunetti, Education/Outreach Minister sizes and ages. We
of Amelia Baptist Church. "Churches recognize that most
and family advocate groups have been of our families at
emphasizing family for the past few -.. i Amelia are empty
decades. However, looking at the sta- nesters. Yet, we have
tistics on retention of our older ** many other family
teenagers and young adults, it appears types in our church:
our emphasis didn't work. singles, single-parent
"We have been passing on relevant HILDAS homes, married cou-
scientific and Biblical information that HEAR- pies without children,
is designed to change people's attitudes, ABOUTS married couples with
values, emotions and spiritual per- younger and older
spective. All this teaching and preach- children, married
ing has provided that spiritual knowl- Hilda couples with
edge doesn't always change a person's teenHigginbotham agers, broken
behavior. Higgibotham and blended families,
"Many people know that listening grandparents, etc.
is very important. However, many are Outside this church, there are families
very poor listeners. No doubt many of who faced the very same struggles as
us can recite the 'shema' and numerous our own families; however, many of
other biblical examples that expound on them nay not know Christ. God has
our responsibility as parents and grand- placed a desire in our hearts to see a
parents. Yet most of us would have to spiritual renewal within our church and
confess we don't always practice them. to see many come to faith.
Our greatest challenge to successful "We believe that God would have us
family ministry is getting folks to trans- address the family or household con-
fer what they know in their heads into perns through a number of avenues.
what they do at home. Over the following months and years,
"Your church staff and leadership we hope to offer to this church and to
for the past several months have been the community opportunities to
reviewing and studying the needs f6r strengthen our families for today and
strengthening the family at Amelia. We the future. These opportunities include,
have reviewed the biblical mandates, but are not limited to: marriage com-
talked to experts from seminaries, state munications, parenting, foundations in
conventions and read many books and fathering, divorce care, single adult
articles on the plight of the family and events, sandwich generations issues
the methods to stem the tide. (parents, adult children and aging par-
'There is within our congregation ents), health directed decisions, end of
and community a need for a church life issues and supporting living needs,
that has a mandate to help strengthen etc.
the families around us. We would like to "Please pray for us as we pursue
challenge Amelia to be a church that is God's direction and develop a balanced
available to families of all ages, whether and meaningful approach-to family min-
an empty nester dealing with adult chil- istries.
dren or issues with older parents' care 'The overwhelming majority of chil-
or young families who are trying to dren from evangelical families are leav-
train their children and youth on the ing the church as they enter adulthood.
precepts of right-living and the Bible. Lord, send us your Holy Spirit."
"We feel God is leading us to be that SBC Annual meeting, prepared by
church. Begin the church with us to the executive committee of the SBC
bring our church families and commu- (Nashville, Tenn., 2007), page 78.
nity into a strong bond with each other Amelia Travelers went to the Jax
and God. We need to be recognized as Dinner Theatre on Feb. 14.
'The Family Church.'" Pastor's Ponderings by Senior
We are family! H. Neil Helton, Pastor Jeff Overton, First Baptist
Ph.D., pastor of Amelia Baptist, writes: Church, Fernandina Beach: "We have
"As you can see from Willie's article, been focusing on marriage this month
your leadership has been prayerfully of February and last Sunday we shared
seeking God concerning future min- about the role of the husband. I want to
istries of Amelia Baptist Church for our take this week to reiterate with the men
families and for those in the communi- the importance of loving your wife and
ty. The staff and our deacon/elders treating her as the special gift she is
have been impressed by the Holy Spirit from God. Too many times we let the
to develop a compr.ehogjye apgrac,.j~,years of marriage cause us to drift away
to address differing needs of families. from the loving person we were when


Eight years of outstanding
service was recently recog-
nized as Patrick Sabadie,
right, stepped down as presi-
dent of the Boys & Girls
Clubs of Nassau County and
passed the organization's
leadership on to Bill Gower,
left. Under Sabadie's tenure,
the Boys and Girls Club grew
from a small organization co-
located in the old Yulee
Middle School to two clubs
with more than 500 mem-
bers serving an average of
225 children every day. The
board presented Sabadie
with a plaque in honor of his
exemplary service. Sabadie
will continue to serve as
treasurer. SUBMrrrED

Elsie Harper Volunteer Award nominations sought

Nominations for the 2008
Elsie Harper Volunteer of the
Year Award are now being
accepted. Contact one of the
following for a nomination
The Nassau County

Volunteer Center, 1001
Atlantic Ave., Suite B,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034,
City Clerk's Office,
Fernandina Beach City Hall,
204 Ash St., Fernandina

Beach, FL 32034, 277-7305, e-
You can also obtain a
nomination form on the city
of Fernandina Beach's web-
site, Deadline is
March 6.

we tried to win the heart of this lady we
love. We even come to the point of tak-
ing them for granted.
"I was reminded of a story today:
The child was a typical four-year-old -
cute, inquisitive, bright as a new penny.
When she expressed difficulty in grasp-
ing the concept of marriage, her father
decided to pull out his wedding photo
album, thinking visual images would
help. One page after another, he point-
ed out the bride arriving at the church,
the entrance, the wedding ceremony,
the recessional, the reception, etc. 'Now
do you understand?' he asked. 'I think
so,' she said, 'Is that when mommy
came to work for us?'
"Men, let us love our wives in such
a manner that our children have no
doubt about who this lady is not our
maid, but the love of our lives. Jesus told
us in Ephesians 5:25 to love our wife as
Christ loved the church and gave
Himself for her.
"Let me ask you men: What does
the way you treat your wife say about
your love for her? There is no doubt in
the mind of anyone about your love for
your wife demonstrate it. Live it out
and watch what God can and will do in
your marriage.
"Men, I am praying for you specifi-
cally this week. Be the man of God in
your home and to your wife!"
The Hazel Allen Circle met Tuesday,
Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Family Life
Center. Karen Varney was the special
guest and shared the latest about their
daughter Tessa's ministry in
Madagascar. A covered dish luncheon
The Ruth Cox Circle met Thursday,
Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of
Lucille Garner.
Coming at 6:30 p.m. March 18 will be
Jones County Junior College Concert
Choir of Ellisville, Miss., to First Baptist
Church in Fernandina Beach. This choir
has toured extensively in the U.S. and
Europe and has been privileged to pre-
miere new music and has made three
recordings. You don't want to miss these
extraordinary young people!
A new Discipleship Training class
began Feb. 22 with a study by Ann
Graham Lotz titled, "God's Story." In
this six- to seven-week class, Mrs. Lotz
unlocks hidden meaning in the familiar
stories of creation, Adam and Eve, Cain
and Able, Noah and the Ark, the Tower
of Babel and others. Classes are held
Sunday at 5 p.m. in room A07.,
Facilitators are Todd Hopkins and June
Grose. No childcare available.
Pastor Mike Cox reflects from
Yulee Baptist Church: "Sometimes our
spiritual life becomet::much, like a-

Florida winter. As I write this article, I
am reminded of the cold temperatures
we experienced recently. The mercury
dropped to a devastating 24 degrees (at
my house)! Yes, there is a chill in the air!
This is typical Florida weather and win-
ter. This is what I grew up with.
"Sometimes our spiritual life
becomes much like a Florida winter.
We have ups and downs. One day we
will be walking close to the Lord. We will
read the Bible. We will pray continu-
ously. We will worship regularly. We will
feel the presence of the Lord as we live
our daily lives. I would like to encourage
you to commit to spiritual consistency.
We can avoid these ups and downs. Our
spiritual lives don't have to be like a
Florida winter. They can be like a Florida
summer hot all of the time!"
Julie Peterson, Minister of Youth at
Yulee Baptist Church, loves the youth
and she wanted to express her feelings
to others: "Dear church family: I do not
know how many of you have had the
opportunity to get to know our
teenagers on a personal level, but I
would like to take this opportunity to
brag about them a little bit. As I sit and
talk with other youth workers, I am
reminded of how blessed we are and
how God is truly at work in the life of our
students and this ministry. Now don't
get me wrong, I am well aware that our
students are not perfect and that on any
given occasion 'kids will be kids,' but we
truly have students who love the Lord
and are serving Him faithfully, week in
and week out!
'To our students: thank you for being
a church that allows our students to
serve our Savior, regardless of age!
"A few opportunities in our youth
ministry that you will not want to miss
out on: 1-79 Student Worship every
Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 1-79 is for
all students in sixth through 12th
grades. We meet for fellowship, snacks,
games and most importantly, worship
and Bible study. During the month of
February we studied the theme
'Relationships,' learning how the hori-
zontal relationships we have on Earth
directly affect our vertical relationship
with God. Tuesday night is Bible study
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This discipleship
group is.a study based on the book of
Daniel. On Outreach Night, Feb. 6, we
went to Murray Hill Theater. This was
a great opportunity for students to invite
their friends to youth. Having dinner
and going to a movie was enjoyed. In
His Grip, Julie Peterson, Yulee Baptist
"May Our great heavenly Father
continue to watch over us and keep us
:in His loving care."


Taste of
American Beach
Marsha Dean Phelts will
sign copies of her latest
book, The American Beach
Cookbook, from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. March 7 at the Book
Loft, 214 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach.
Samples of food from
recipes in the cookbook will
be available for tasting.
Phelts also is the author
of An American Beach for
African Americans and is a
freelance writer and photog-
rapher for The Florida Star
Teen chat
A live chat for teens will
be held at the Fernandina
branch library on March 10
at 4 p.m. forgrades 6-12. For
information contact
Michelle Forde at 277-7365.
The Nassau County
Public Library System will
host a Play Date & Story
Hour at the Chick-fil-A in
Yulee on March 10 from

10:30-11:30 a.m. For infor-
mation contact Michelle
Forde at 277-7365. Visit
paradise sale
The Friends of the .
Library Spring Book Sale
will take place March 12-14
at The Peck Center gymna-
sium at 10th and Elm
streets. FOL members are
invited to the Members-Only
Preview Sale March 12 from
5-7 p.m.
The sale will be open to
the public March 13 from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 14
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All
proceeds go to purchase
new materials for the
Fernandina Beach branch
Alligators in lorida
Dr. Jeff Linkenberg will
discuss "Pilgrim in the Land
of Alligators: Modern
Floridians in the Age of
Dinosaurs" at 7:30 p.m.
March 19 at the Florida
House Inn Conference
Room. Call 277-7365.

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Volkswagens, hot seats and getting through times of trouble

"It's hot back here," Tom said
while shuffling in his seat.
"Well, crack the window," Eric
replied as he looked at him through
the rearview mirror.
"The seat's hot," Tom insisted,
"something's not right."
"Its fine," Eric said and waved his
hand as if to brush him off, "all
Volkswagen seats are that way."
If anyone knew about
Volkswagen Bugs, it was my high
school buddy, Eric Snyder. I don't
know how many of those little round
cars he actually owned, but it was a
bunch that is if you assembled all
the spare parts he had. Tom, on the
other hand, was a short, rather
stocky, red-headed practical joker
who had quite a reputation for
stretching the truth.
If it hadn't been for the tone of

his voice, and the persistence with
which he continued to complain, I
don't think Eric or I would have
even given Tom's words a second
thought. Fortunately, I was sitting
up front when the smell of some-
thing burning slowly began to fill
the car.
"Let me out!" Tom said again.
"Something is on fire back here."
"It's OK," Eric assured him, "it
does that all the time."
That's when Tom began pushing
on my seat and demanding that Eric
stop the car. I'm sure if Eric hadn't,
Tom would have joined us in the
front seat and Eric knew it. As the
multicolored, pieced together
Volkswagen Bug finally came to a
stop, I opened the door and leaned
the seat forward. That's when my
friend Tom shot out like fresh soda



from a well-shaken
It's amazing
how some memo-
ries shine brighter
in the mind's eye
than others. This
one is crystal clear.
The initial expres-
sion on Tom's face
,uIr made you wonder
NOTES if he would ever
ride in the back
seat of a car again
Pastor at least with us.
b Goyette As Eric and I
looked at the place

where he had been sitting, it
became clear what had happened. In
the older model VW Bugs, the bat-
tery is located under the back seat.
Somehow, Tom's weight had caused

the battery to short on one of the
seat springs and had begun burning
the seat. Unfortunately, for Tom, his
reputation for always stretching the
truth held him in the hot seat a lot
longer than necessary.
I have found that the integrity
with which we live our lives, day in
and day out, ofteh determines how
things will go for us during times of
trouble. Notice, I didn't say you
wouldn't go through times of trouble
because you have integrity, just how
things will go for you during those
Proverbs 11:3-4 says this, "The
integrity of the upright guides them,
but the crookedness of the treacher-
ous destroys them. Riches do not
profit in the day of wrath, but right-
eousness delivers from death."
God knows I've. found myself in

the hot seat a time or two and I'm
sure you have as well. Though it's
not always been the case, ever since
I surrendered my life over to the
Lord, and asked Him to help me live
in the truth, things have gotten a
whole lot better. Sure, I still have
had to deal with some really tough
situations, but in them all, God has
been with me and has delivered me
over and over again.
If for some reason the place
where you are sitting keeps getting
hotter and hotter, and you feel like
no one is willing to listen to you, I
know someone who will His name
is Jesus. "For whosoever shall call
upon the name of the Lord, shall be
saved." (Romans 10:13)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center


Celebrate Recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach sponsors
"Celebrate Recovery" at its
416 Alachua St. address every
Friday night, beginning with
dinner at 6 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery is a
Christ-centered, Biblically
based program for individuals
and their family members
who are dealing with addic-
tions, compulsions, past hurts
and potentially destructive
behaviors. Childcare is avail-
able. Please call 261-3617.
Life campaign
Jacksonville is one of
more than 120 cities in 41
states joining together for the
40 Days for Life campaign,
through April 5. Every hour of
every day for 40 days, prayer
and peaceful vigil will take
place outside of Planned
Parenthood, 3850 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville. To partici-
pate or for information, visit
Bowling outing
Join Grace Community
Church at Striker's Family
Bowling Center, 850822 US 17
in Yulee from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 28.
This event is open to all Grace%
Community Church mem-
bers, attendees, friends, fami-
ly and children of Grace
Community Church, spon-
sored by the church's young
adult small group. A special
church price of $9 per player
is available and includes two
games and shoe rental.
RSVP (optional) with the
number in your party via e-
mail to gracenassau@yahoo.
com by noon today. Grace

Community Church (PCA)
meets on Sundays at 10:30
a.m. at Yulee Middle School,
85439 Miner Road, with
events and small group meet-
ings in Yulee, Amelia Island
and St. Marys, Ga., during the
week. Visit www.gracenas-
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
Friday, March 13. Cost starts
at $135 per person (depending
on the number of people shar-
ing accommodations) and
includes transportation
aboard the luxury liner, din-
ner cruise ticket, and hotel
accommodations for one night
at the Sheraton Inn and
Suites, Fort Lauderdale. A $50
deposit is due by Feb. 28. For
more information, call Evelyn
Sergeant at (904) 849-7149 or
(305) 331-6862.
Low country boil
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., will
host a low country boil and., ,
-livemusic inBurnsHallon c
Feb. 28 to raise money for its
mission work in the
Caribbean and communities
here at home. Its major proj-
ect this year is work on St.
John's Cathedral on Antigua
in the West Indies. Tickets are
$20. For information, call the
church at 261-4293.
Live telecast
On Feb. 28 Amelia Baptist
Church will sponsor the area's

Over the next 40 days during the season
Lent, members, regular attendees and
tests at Memorial United Methodist
urch will participate in 40 in 40. which
courage everyone to complete 40 min-
)s of service to God in 40 days. Associate
slor Hollie Tapley states that "all are called
be disciples ot Jesus Christ, and we are
led to go out in service with Jesus on a
ly basis."
During the 40 days of Lent, Memorial
/IC will reach out to the community in differ-
t ways. Tapley invites the Amelia Island
immunity to join the church's efforts to
ake a difference in everyone's daily lives by
ng Christ's servant. "You do not have to be
member at Memorial to take part in 40 in 40
but we do extend an invitation to all to join
as we worship each Sunday at 8:30 a.m.,
45 a.m. and 11 a.m."
For more intorfnation contact the church
ce at 261-5769 or e-mail Tapley at hol-
* *
This Lent. Memorial United Methodist
lurch's worship series will be The Lord's
ayer: Re-Focusing Our Lives! Beginning
arch 1, sermon titles will include: If God Is
>ly, Is God Far Away?; Can We Really Live
Earth as in Heaven? (March 8); Becoming
intentt with our Daily Bread (March 15): I'll
y to Forgive, But I'd Rather Stay Mad
arch 22); Deliver Me From Evil ... On My
rms! (March 29); God's Kingdom Is Not
hat I Thought it Would Be! (April 5).

only live telecast of Focus on
the Family's simulcast of
"Seeing Your Marriage
through the Eyes of God."
Speakers include: Beth
Moore, Gary Smalley, Dr. Del
Tackett, John Trent, Francis
Chan and Gary Thomas. This
event is designed to teach
couples to see their marriage
the way God sees it, as a
covenant between Him and


Worship times are Sundays at 8:30 a.m.,
9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. All are welcome.
On Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in Maxwell
Hall. the Rev. Brett Opallnski will lead a class
titled A Closer Look At the Lord's Prayer. Look
at how some early Christians read, used and
interpreted the Lord's Prayer, and further dis-
cover how it is relevant today. Classes begin
March 4. All are invited.
The church is located at 601 Centre St.
Call the office at 261-4362 for information.

Each Tuesday evening during March,
Providence Presbyterian will host a 7 p.m.
"Mid-week Lenten Worship Service." This
series of "Talk Back" services will include a
brief devotional by the pastor followed by an
opportunity to talk about your feelings regard-
ing the scripture lesson for the evening.
Thp public is invited to join the Providence
Presbyterian congregation for all Lenten
activities. Providence is located at 96537
Parliament Dr., Suite C (off Old Nassauville
Road in Yulee). Call (904) 432-8118, visit or e-mail provl-
denceyulee @
* *
Each Wednesday in Lent beginning with
March 4, Holy Trinity Anglican Church will
gather f6r Evening Prayer at 5:30 p.m., fol-
lowed by a Bible study on the Gospel accord-
ing to St. Luke. The class will end promptly at
6:45 p.m. The church is located at 2830 Lake
Park Drive in Amelia Park across from the
YMCA: All are welcome;, ..-'- *

The event is from 9:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church, 961167
Buccaneer Trail (corner of
Buccaneer Trail and Gerbing
Road). Lunch will be provid-
ed. Tickets are $60 per couple
($35 for singles).
Childcare will be provided
for birth through fifth grade
for the first 50 children regis-

tered. Cost is $20 per family.
Call the church office at
261-9527 for reservations.
Daughter of Destny
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St., will sponsor
the Lytle family, which will
present "The Daughter of
Destiny," a dramatic illustra-
tion of the work of Jesus in
the lives of all His children, on

March 1 at 10:45 a.m. For
information call 261-6448.
First Assembly
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St., hosts a men's
fellowship, "My Brothers
Keepers," to reach out to .the
lost men of the community,
each Thursday in March at
6:30 p.m. Call 261-6448.

First Assembly of God will
host "Youth for Today" on
Friday nights in March.
Pastor Skip Hogeboon is a
spirit-filled leader with a
desire to assist teens to recog-
nize the snares and traps, tri-
als and tribulations of being
young in America. Call 261-
6448 for information.
Prayer service
All are invited to the West
Nassau High School football
field in Callahan in fellowship
with the FCA of West Nassau
High School for a countywide
non-denominational prayer
service on March 7 at 7 a.m.
Participants will pray for all
federal-state-local govern-
ments, for families to be
strengthened and also for the
area to be free from drugs,
pornography and abortion.
E-mil any private prayer,
requestst.oiRobyn Stuckey at
Use the subject line. First
Fruit Prayer Request For
information call 261-6083.
Missionaries visit
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St., will host the
Rev. John and Pattie Negron,
missionaries to Latin America,
on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. For
more information call 261-

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Wednesday AW ANA ..............................6:15 pm
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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 off AA & Felmnor Road)

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

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 (Chlldrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided

"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 6:30pmr
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Femandina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training ..... ..... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship.............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnlevlew Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided

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world outreach
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SUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
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Rob & Christe eGoyette 321-2117
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 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. Dariens Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church in the
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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)


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Sunday LIFE Groups 9AM
Morning Seiee 10:15 AM
Evening Service 6:30 PM
Wednesday LIFE in 3D 6:30PM
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Wednesday 6:30PM
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FRIDAY, February 27. 2009/NEWS-LEADER



Rivers and streams depend

Taste of Eight Flags
"The Tale & Taste of Eight Flags" will be
featured at the Fernandina Farmers Market
during February and March. Beginning with
the French
who arrived
on the Island
on May 3,
1562, through
when the last
and final flag,
the Stars and Stripes, was hoisted in 1862,
the market will honor the tale and taste of
one country each Saturday.
Join the Market on Feb. 28 for Spanish
Flag Day. Enjoy the taste of Spain by local
restaurant Espana, with owner Roberto cook-
ing Spain's most traditional dish, paella.
The Fernandina Farmers Market, open
every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., is located
downtown at Seventh and Centre streets.
Call 491-4872 or visit www.fernandinafarm-
Air potato roundup
Volunteers are invited to participate in the
third annual First Coast Air Potato Roundup
for Northeast Florida, including along the
Egans Creek Greenway, from 9 a.m.-noon
Feb. 28.
Volunteers will help rid local parks and
preserves of the air potato (Dioscorea bulb-
ifera) vine, a non-native, invasive species tak-
ing root in natural areas, suffocating native
plants and smothering the landscape. The
one who collects the largest air potato will
win the grand prize a guided kayak tour for
two donated and led by Kayak Amelia.
Pre-registration is not necessary unless
you are coming with a large group. Call the
Northeast Florida Program of The Nature
Conservancy at (904) 598-0004 for more
event information.
Okefenokee kayak
Join the naturalists of Amelia Island
Plantation to kayak in the Okefenokee
National Wildlife Refuge on Feb. 28 from 8
a.m.-3 p.m. Search for alligators and the
many unique plants, birds and other animals
that call the swamp their home. Cost is
$100/person, must be at least 12 years old.
Includes transportation, lunch, kayak and
gear rental. Call 321-5082.

Kayak tour
Join Kayak Amelia and the North Florida
Land Trust on Feb. 28 from 9 a.m.-noon for a
kayak tour of scenic waterways in the area.
No previous kayak experience is necessary
for the family event that includes lunch,
instruction and a two-hour guided paddle.
The tour is sponsored by Kayak Amelia
and will be led by owner Ray Hetchka, a cer-
tified Eco-heritage tourism provider and
Coastal Master Naturalist. Proceeds will ben-
efit the North Florida Land Trust, dedicated
to preserving natural areas and special
places in North Florida.
Kayak Amelia is located at 13030
Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville. Cost is $75
per person. Novices are welcome. Space is
limited; call (904) 251-0016 for reservations.
Home tour
The Amelia Island Home and Garden
Tour 2009 will be held March 10 and 11 from
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. when four homes located
within Amelia Island Plantation open their.
doors for tours to benefit Micah's Place,
Nassau County's domestic violence shelter.
Ticket locations are Alexander's, At Home
Amelia, First Coast Community Bank
(Fernandina and Yulee branches), Golf Club
of Amelia Island, Amelia Island Plantation
Ocean Club, Resort to Home, Front and
Centre, and Ballast Pointe Trading Company,
Kingsland, Ga.
. Advance purchase tickets are $30 or $35
at the door. Special lunch available at PLAE
for $15. Groups of 10 or more coming from
off-island can purchase tickets for $25 per
person. Continuous complimentary tram
service to each of the homes is provided
from March6 Burette at the Spa and Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation.
All proceeds go to Micah's Place. For
information, call 491-6364. Visit www.micah-
Amelia at night
Whoooo would like to discover the sights
and sounds of Amelia Island at night? Let the
naturalists of Amelia Island Plantation be
your guides as they introduce you to the best
night (wild) life around on March 13 from 7-
8:30 p.m. Meet at the Nature Center at
Amelia Island Plantation. Cost is $10 per per-
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on proper fertilizer use

Q: I looked at the FDACS
.fertilizer publication you eight plant right place
put in the newspaper a few With spring just weeks away, it is time t
weeks ago. Does this really and landscape choices for the coming sea
mean we will no longer able to Rebecca Jordi, University of Flonda faculty
use fertilizer products such as Nassau County Extension Agent, discuss
"weed and feed," "lawn grass Place" on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Pec
winterizer" and "lawn grass Street in Femandina Beach.
turfbuilder" on our lawn The program is free and open to the pu
grass? ond in a series of nature forums "Wild Ni
A oBecause of the problems the Wild Amelia Nature Festival and the cil
.lwith algae blooms in our Beach Parks and Recreation Department.
rivers, streams and ponds Jordi, a certified arbonst, will lead an ml
throughout Florida, this law tion and will focus on good choices for the
has come into fruition. This and review invasive plants, tropicals, palm
means after July 2009, the She will bring lots of handouts for attendee
products you mentioned will them 'lime, money and frustration."
no longer be sold here if they The "Wild Nites" nature forums are prel
contain high nitrogen and annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival, May 1
phpsphorus. venues around the island.
It will be legal For more information about the Wild Ar
to sell any- Festival, and the first ever Nature Photogr
thing current- adults and children that will be part of the I
ly on the www.wildamelia com.
S shelves until
S the inventory
is gone. producing lush, dark green temperate
We are all home lawns that are the per- absolutely
deeply con- fect environment for disease the next f
GARDEN cerned about and insects. We receive hun- If youC
TALg having safe dreds of phone calls and office er waiting
and sufficient visits annually from people March be
.. amounts of concerned about why their the tende
Becky]ordi drinking lawns are in decline, you may
water. With Invariably, we find the grass is tender lea

demands for water increasing,
the Legislature took steps to
ensure water is protected for
current and future use. For
years, the green industry,
growers, farmers, forestry
and landscape professionals
have been complying with
Best Management Practice
(BMP) recommendations
from the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and
yet we continue to have water-
ways polluted.
The next step is to reduce
the amount of nitrogen and
phosphorus leaching into
water via non-point sources
such as home landscapes.
One way tdo this is to agree
to fertilize lawns and land-
scapes properly. This should
not reduce the quality of the
lawns, in fact, we are confident
it will benefit the lawns by'
reducing the amount of dis-
ease and insect damage, espe-
cially when combined with
proper irrigation.
For too long, we have been

receiving too much nitrogen,
too much water and/or being
mowed too short. We will be
conducting a BMP class for
landscape professionals on
March 27 at the County
Building in Yulee. The cost is
$25 per person and CEUs will
be available. Contact me,
Rebecca Jordi, at 548-1116 or for more infor-
Q.This last freeze really
caused many of my
.plants, especially the perenni-
als, to wilt and die. I cannot
stand the way they look; can I
cut then back now? AR
A I know it is frustrating to
have the landscape not
look perfect. We have been
spoiled by the last five to six
years of warm winter tempera-
tures that only occasionally
reached the low thirtie's.
However, most of us knew
this kind of freezing winter
damage would .eventually hap-
pen. It is currently February
and we may receive more cold



Nominees are needed for the annual Elsie Harper Volunteer of the Year
Awards (2008). Categories include Volunteering with youth and/or youth
performing volunteer services; volunteering with seniors; social service
volunteer; and community enrichment volunteer.
Obtain nomination forms from Nassau County Volunteer Center or or visit the Volunteer Center, 1001 Atlantic Ave., Suite B, or
the Office of the City Clerk for the City of Fernandina Beach, 204 Ash
Street, Fernandina Beach.
Completed forms should be sent to: The Nassau County Volunteer
Center, Attn.: Jayne Conkin, 1001 Atlantic Ave., Suite B, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. The deadline for nominations is March 6, 2009 and the
recipients will be recognized at the April 23, 2009 Nassau County
Volunteer Center Luncheon to be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center from 12:00 pm 1:30 pm.
For information, call Jayne Conkin at 261-0346 or Gail Shults at

o plan your garden
son. Come hear
y member and
"Right Plant, Right
k Center on 11th

blic. It is the sec-
Ies" offered by
ty of Femandina

teractive presenta-
local landscape
s and turf grass.
es to help save

udes to the third
5-17 at vanous

nelia Nature
aphy Contest for
festival. go to

ures; no one knows
y what will happen in
ew weeks.
can stand it, consid-
g until the middle of
*fore removing all
r, dead tissue. What
ind are some new,
afy growths under-

neath. These new growths are
being protected by the dead
leaves and given a warm place
to grow. If a freeze does occur,
this new growth will likely be
killed too.
However, if you feel you
cannot wait until March, then
do what you must Take spe-
cial care of the new growth by
covering it with sheets or tow-
els when cold temperatures or
winds occur then remove it
when the sun returns.
Q My patio lime tree has
some fruit on it even
now. I am concerned about
losing this fruit if we have
more cold weather. What
should I do? KC
A.Lemons and limes are
.."ever producers," which
means if the conditions are
right, they continue to bloom
and produce fruit
You obviously have this
plant in a well protected area
that must receive sufficient
light and water., Therefore,
this lime tree is happy to keep
making fruit If it has gone
through temperatures in the
teens and still produced fruit
you have little worries. How-
ever, you are doing something
right so I would suggest doing
nothing to alter perfection.
Your patio may be a micro-
climate where the tempera-
tures are conducive to citrus
production. This lime may
also be on a dwarf tri-foliate
root stock that is very cold
hardy. Keep up the good
work; we are all envious.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
Nassau County Horticultural
Extension Agent, is a Univer-
sity of Florida faculty member.
Extension locations are the
satellite office at the County
Building in Yulee and the
main Extension Office in
Callahan. Mail questions to
Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca
Jordi, Nassau County Exten-
sion, 543350 US 1, Callahan,
FL 32011. Visit http://nas-
sau. ifas. ufl. edu.



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FRIDAY. February 27. 2009/News-Leader


Scholarship deadline
Nassau County High
School Seniors interested in
competing for Florida
Community College scholar-
ships for the 2009-10 academ-
ic year must apply by Feb. 28.
FCCJ awards several hun-
dred scholarships each year
to seniors who graduate from
Nassau and Duval County
high schools, ranging from
$500 to $6,000. All scholarship
applications are completed
online at the FCCJ website.
High school guidance coun-
selors have information. Or
contact the FCCJ Nassau
Center at 548-4432.
Book fest scholarship
Applications for the 2009
Amelia Island Book Festival
Writers Scholarship in memo-
ry of Christa Powell Walley
are due by March 15.
The scholarship is dedicat-
ed to encouraging writers in
pursuit of a literary career.
The scholarship is available to
Nassau County high school
seniors and undergraduate
college students with good
academic standing and who
have ties to Nassau County.
For rules and to download
an application, go to, e-mail
or contact your high school
guidance office. For ques-
tions, call Shannon Brown,
Writers Scholarship
Committee, at (904) 908-2463.
For information about the
festival, visit, call 491-8176, or e-

Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club is raising
money to support its scholar-
ship fund. Scholarships are
presented to senior women at
Fernandina Beach High
School and Yulee High School
during the May meeting.
Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club is selling $1
tickets for a chance to win one
of the following: 18 holes of
golf forfof6iur, 'een'fees and
cart at The Golf Club of
Amelia Island; golf on one of
the courses at Amelia Island
Plantation; $100 gift certificate
at one of Amelia Island
Plantation's public restau-
rants; breakfast for four at
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge.
Tickets are available from
Woman's Club members and
Little Women. The drawing
will be held May 6.
Eligible senior girls may
pick up an application in the
high school guidance office.

Deadline is March 20.
DAR scholarships
The Amelia Island Chapter
of the Daughters of the
American Revolution is offer-
ing four $1,000 scholarships,
one at each of the four Nassau
County high schools.
Applications are available at
the guidance office at each
school. Deadline is March 31.
Applications for the
Nassau County Community
Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers
Memorial Scholarship, Peck
Memorial Scholarship and the
Rychard-Lottie-Annie Cook-
Scholarship are now available
at Fernandina Beach High
Applications for the
NCCDC Scholarship in Honor
of Felix Jones of Fernandina
Beach are available at Hilliard,
West Nassau, and Yulee High,
All completed applications
are due by April 15. Interested
seniors should contact the
guidance office of each high
school or call 261-4396 or 261-
4113 for more information.
Red Crayon
Located in downtown
Fernandina Beach, the Red
Crayon is a fun place for par-
ents/caregivers and children
under five to enjoy art, music
and creative movement.
Susan Dahl, facilitator and
program director, has over 25
years' experience in develop-
ing enrichment programs.
The Red Crayon LLC is also
available to come to your
school or you can visit the
Red Crayon at 11 S. Seventh
St. For more information visit
Calling all box tops for edu-
cation 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 206-1370 for information.
Reading support
Emma Love Hardee
Elementary PTO is hosting a
Rock the Reading Fair on May
15 to reward students for
meeting their Accelerated
Reader goals. Sponsors are
being sought to help offset
expenses. For $25, parents or
businesses can place a busi-
ness-card sized ad in the Fair
Flyer, which will go home to
400 families. Please call 491-
7936 for more information.


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 activities and service,
moral character and life goals.
Katie Kline Miller Club
Katie Kline attends Yulee Middle School as
a seventh grader where she is an A-student.
i Katie is a Junior Leader at the
I Miller Boys and Girls Club. She
believes in God and loves to help
i- Others. She is kind and very easy
to talk to. Kline lives with her par-
Sents and two sisters; she helps at
home by baby-sitting, washing
dishes, and caring for their pets (2 aquariums
and a dog). Her life goal is to become a teacher
so she can continue to help people.
James Cavasin Miller Club
James Cavasin is in the eighth grade at Yulee
Middle School. He plays the clarinet for the
school band while maintaining A's and B's in all
his classes. At the club, James is
always volunteering in the com-
puter lab as well as in Group
Clubs where he is a peer leader.
He also plays on his neighbor- V. '
hood's soccer team and volun-
teers with Awarias at Blackrock
Baptist Church. James enjoys family bike rides
through Fort Clinch State Park and occasionally
cooking dinner for his family. His plans are to
attend ITr Tech and major in architecture so he
can pursue his dream of designing bridges.
0 Spencer Griffis
Miller Club
Spencer Griffis is in the sixth
grade at Yulee Middle School; he
loves math. At the club, Spencer

assists the coaches with sports tournaments
and keeping the gym and other program areas
clean. He helps out at home by cleaning his
room, taking out the garbage and helping his
mom cook. Spencer has a black belt in Tae
Kwando and is an active member of "Keep
Nassau Beautiful." His goal is to become a
famous chef. After graduating from high school,
he plans to attend the Culinary School of Paris
and open his own restaurant, which he will name
"Around the World Grill."
Cheyenne Moses Miller Club
Cheyenne Moses currently attends Yulee
Elementary School, where she is a third grade
A-B honor roll student; her favorite subjects are
math and science. Cheyenne loves
to help out around the house by
cooking, cleaning and helping her
aunts with her cousins. Around
the club she loves drawing and
artwork, putting together puzzles
and mazes in the computer lab.
She also helps the younger members with their
puzzles. Cheyenne participates in Kid's Fitness
at Yulee's "Anytime Fitness." Her future plans
are to become a firefighter and/or work for
Nassau County in an office position.
Kimberly Sloan Miller Club
Kimberly Sloan is a sixth grade A-B honor
roll student at Yulee Middle School. She enjoys
playing the trumpet and is a member of the
Hornet Band. At the club, she is a ..
big help in the Learning Zone and
Garden Club where she helps the
younger members plant seeds as
well as prepare for the inter-club
Brain Candy competition. ,
Kimberly lives with her mom and
helps out by washing dishes and taking care of
her pet hamster and guinea pig. She has been
a Girl Scout for five years. After graduation
Kimberly wants to attend FCCJ and eventually
become an Animal Cruelty Investigator.

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'well done
On Jan. 27 Comdr. Paul
Spohn from FFG CLASS-
RON Mayport visited
Fernandina Beach High
School to perform the annu-
al inspection of the NJROTC
All cadets were inspected
in uniform and performed
drill demonstrations and,a
Pass-in-Review for the
inspecting officer with many
parents, classmates and
guests in attendance.
Ih addition, cadets pre-
sented a Power Point pres-
entation detailing NJROTC
history, goals, successes and
anticipated future events to
Spohn. The day concluded
with a tour of the classroom,
storage spaces, obstacle
course and inspection of
administrative and supply
Spohn was extremely
impressed with the cadets,
the program, FBHS and the
relationship the program has
established with all the fac-
ulty, staff and students.
During his discussion with
the cadets, he gave them a
"well done" and encouraged
them to continue their edu-
cation and.set goals for their
The instructors of the
NJROTC program at FBHS
are Capt. Greetis and Chief


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Ribault ends Pirates' season in regional semifinal


The Pirates' season came to an end
Tuesday night at home. The Ribault
Trojans (20-9) defeated the Pirates 79-
60 in a 1-3A regional semifinal match-
up at Pirate Gym and move on to
Saturday's championship game.
Ribault avenged its loss to the
Pirates in the District 4-3A champi-
onship game Feb. 14.
"I give Ribault a lot of credit," said
Matt Schreiber, head basketball coach
at Fernandina Beach High School.
"Defensively they really picked it up
and did an excellent job of taking us
out of what we really wanted to get.
They wouldn't let our shooters get
open. They were very physically on us
when we tried to get to the basket.
We missed easy, shots."
The Pirates trailed after every
quarter 20-13 after one, 39-28 at
halftime and 57-36 after three quar-
ters. The Pirates shot just 23 percent
from the perimeter, 38 percent in field
goals and 42 percent from the foul
line. They had 15 turnovers.
"We got behind and I don't think
we really handled that well," Schreiber
said. "We weren't very patient, trying
to cut into their lead.
"I think we were panicked a little
bit and wanted to get it all back at one
time. That's a negative in that with

the success we've had, we really
haven't been in this position."
It was just the third loss of the sea-
son for the Pirates, who finish with a
27-3 overall record. Their only losses
were to Ribault (once during the reg-
ular season and Tuesday) and to
"After all the dust settles and the
disappointment wears off, what they
really need to appreciate is how lucky
they were to be in this situation,"
Schreiber said of his players, of which
just two are seniors. "Everybody that
has played here in the last 33 years
would have liked to have been in this
situation. The only thing that sepa-
rates them is the group of guys they
played with.
"There have been great groups,
and some that maybe deserved this
and didn't get it. When I see those
guys come back and watch us play, I
can tell there is a little bit of envy but
they are also proud to be a part of
"That's probably the most fulfill-
ing part for me is to just see the Pirate
nation all come together, cheering
right up to the last second."
It was the last game as Pirates for
seniors Jake Brogdon and James
"We've had a lot of support all
year," Brogdon said Tuesday. "It's
been fun. It couldn't go down better."

Fernandina Beach High School junior Carlos Holcey and senior Jake Brogdon react to Tuesday's loss to
Ribault in the Region 1-3A semifinal matchup at Pirate Gym, left. Right, Terin Dallas with a basket for
the Pirates, who finish the 2008-9 season with a 27-3 record.

Junior Carlos Holcey led the
Pirates with 17 points, 10 rebounds, a
pair of assists and three steals.
Brogdon had 10 points, two rebounds
and two assists. Tai Alford scored nine

points to go along with two rebounds,
two assists and a steal.
Andrew Vrancic chipped in eight
points and had three rebounds, an
assist and a steal. Terin Dallas had

eight points, three rebounds, an assist,
five steals and the team's lone block.
Zach Rocheleau scored six points.
Patrick Garvin had four rebounds and
two steals.

A record field for sixth annual Pirates on the Run

For the News-Leader

A new course, a beautiful
morning and a record field
were a winning combination for
the sixth annual Pirates on the
Run 5K/10K race Saturday.
And among the top winners
was a young athlete who's been
excelling in races for much of
her life.
Or in other words, about
three years. Danielle Van Hiere,
who was first among more than
100 female finishers in theK,
is 1fyeairs'ld'"" -'"
"I was excited," said Van
Here, a fifth-grader at Jacksonv-
ille Beach Elementary. "I usu-
ally win in my age group but
this is the first time I've won" a
3.1-mile race. Her finishing time
was 20:13.
"She doesn't train to run -
she plays soccer. Soccer is her
motivation," said her father,
Nelson. '
Van Lere said her first race,
at age 8, was a one-miler at the
Gate River Run. At age 9, she
won it. Her father remembers
her unofficial time being
around 5:40.
"That'% when we realized
she was fast," he added. "Peo-
ple were looking at their watch-
es and going, 'hmmmm.'"
While she loves soccer, Van
l4ere said she also wants to run
cross country in school once
she's old enough to join a team.
This year's Pirates on the
Run included a cross country
segment for the first time
through the Egans Creek
Greenway. More than 500 run-
ners and walkers finished the
5K/10K, a record turnout for
races organized by Amelia
Island Runners, the local run-
ning club.
"I loved the course. It's
something different," said
Owen Shott, 28, overall winner
of the men's 10K in 34:35.
Shott, of Jacksonville, is fre-

quently a top finisher in North
Florida races and won the
Pirates 10K in 2006.
He is also the co-owner of a
new running shoe store, the
Jacksonville Running Company,
which opened about two weeks
ago. The demands of launch-
ing a new business cut his 50- to
70-mile .weekly training regi-
men roughly in half, Shott said,
"but now that we're set I'll be
able to get back in the rhythm
His store manager, Josh
, JVyers2,,jan the 5K aid was
t-heln'm Wi' c erall ri'e'Y-:h..
"It was a lot of fun, and the
course was totally different
from past years," said Joni
Gruwell, 28, of Jacksonville,
women's 10K overall winner in
40:36. "It was more challeng-
ing with four miles on the
Greenway. I hadn't been train-
ing for that. It was tougher than
running on the street."
The 6.2-miler brought back
memories of running cross
country in high school and col-
lege, she added. "It was really
beautiful with the water and
The colorful Pirates race
lived up to its name, with mem-
bers of the Fernandina Pirates
'Club cheering runners along,
the route and handing out
Mardi Gras beads. This year's
race headquarters was Burns
Hall at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, where more than 300
runners enjoyed a pancake
breakfast after the event. ,
"Many of the runners had
never experienced the Green-
way before, so this was some-
thing extra special for them,"
said 'race director Deborah
Dunham. "It's so refreshing to
get off the roads and enjoy the
beautiful nature that our island
has to offer."
In the 5K run, overall win-

RUN Continued on 13A

Runners head south on Ninth Street from St. Peter's Episcopal Church for the start of
the sixth annual Pirates on the Run Saturday.

: '. .

Susan Briers, 53, of St. Augustine, left, was the 10K grand masters women's winner
with a time of 48:17. Shane Still, 42, of Yulee, center, was the 10K masters men's
winner with a time of 39:48. George White, 62, of Orange Park, right, was the 10KI
grand masters men's winner with a time of 44:42. More photos, 13A.


YHS netters

beat Baker

Yulee High School's boys
tennis team defeated Baker
County 4-3 Tuesday.
Josh Hopper and Mikey
Mott won their singles match-
es. Hopper teamed up with
Ryan Gelach and Mott
teamed with Jeff Beluscak for '
doubles wins.
The YHS girls team lost
4-3 to Baker. Courtney
Lowary and Kaylan Towers
won their singles matches
and teamed up for a victory in
doubles for the Hornets.
The Hornet netters trav-
eled to Hilliard Thursday and
head to Callahan Tuesday to
take on West Nassau. They
are back home Thursday
with Baldwin at 3:30 p.m.


YMS girls

top Callahan
The Yulee Middle School
girls softball defeated Calla-
han 9-6 Monday. Yulee pitch-
er Sierra Mills struck out
nine batters.
Mary Brown, Hayley Solo-
mon, Hannah Pipkin, Mills
and Courtney Dietz all scored
runs for Yulee. Shadi Bedell
and Delaney Hawkins both
hit doubles to drive in two
runs apiece for the Hornets.
.YMS (2-0) took on Baker
County Tuesday and played
at Fernandina Beach Middle
School on Thursday. They
play at Hilliard Tuesday and
return home Thursday to
host Callahan at 4:15 p.m.
They are then idle until
March 24.


Exercise can help smokers kick the habit

Fernandina Beach High School seniors Ginny Vos, left,
and Jennifer Stelmach will represent FBHS tonight in a
senior all-star soccer game at Patton Park in Jackson--
ville. The game starts at 6 p.m. and showcases the talent
of Northeast Florida high school senior soccer players.
Stelmach, a forward this past season for the Lady
Pirates, led the team with 19 goals. She plans to attend
the University of North Florida. Vos played defense for
FBHS. She will attend Santa Fe Community College.

Great American Smokeout,
Baptist Medical Center
- Nassau became entirely tobac-
co-free. At each of the Baptist Medical
Centers the use of tobacco products is
longer be permitted anywhere on the
campus. The hospital spent several
months leading up to this transition with
programs to assist those wanting to quit
their use of tobacco products.
Many will tell you that quitting smok-
ing is one of the most difficult things to
do. However, recent research suggests
that as little as five minutes of exercise
can help curb cravings for cigarettes.
According to a review of multiple stud-
ies by the journal Addiction, simply tak-
ing a five-minute walk or doing stretch-
es can help ease the desire to smoke.
Longer periods of exercise did not have
an additional benefit with regards to
smoking cessation. The review also
showed that not only did exercise curb
an immediate craving, but also showed
that it increased the time until a craving
The journal's lead author, Dr. Adrien
Taylor of the University of Exeter in
England, stated, "If a drug revealed the

same effects it would
immediately be mar-
keted as a valuable aid
to help people quit
smoking or cut down."
The article did not
suggest an exact mech-
-. anism for why exercise
reduced cravings, but
Taylor felt it was not
merely a distraction
SPORTS phenomenon, especial-
ly given the fact there
MEDICINE was such a prolonged
GREGORY period of time until the
cravings returned.
SMITH, M.D. Taylor also pointed
out that exercise
reduced stress,
improved mood and it may release
chemicals that overides the brain's
desire for nicotine.
Smoking is the country's leading
cause of preventable death and is felt to
be responsible for the premature death
of approximately a half million
Americans each year. Baptist Medical
Center joins more than 1,000 other hos-
pitals across the country that have also
implemented smoke-free policies.

According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, about 90 per-
cent of non-smokers in the United States
are exposed to second-hand smoke. One
whiff contains at least 40 chemicals
known to cause cancer. Also, the
American Lung Association credits it
with approximately 3,400 lung cancer
deaths each year. The American Heart
Association estimates second-hand
smoke may cause as many as 69,000
heart disease deaths in adult non-smok-
ers yearly.
Baptist Medical Center was recog-
nized by Jacksonville Mayor John
Peyton, who stated, "These health care
providers are to be applauded for unit--
ing to provide healthy environments for
their patients, employees and visitors."

This column is written to discuss
issues regarding sports, medicine and
safety. It is not intended to serve as a
replacementfor treatment by your regular
doctor. Specific concerns should be dis-
cussed 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



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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 27. 2009 SPORTS News-Leader



Dalton Steel, 6, of Fernandina Beach breaks the tape Saturday during the Pirates on
the Run fun run for kids 10 and younger. All of the finishers got to break the tape.

Joni Gruwell, 28, of Jacksonville, left, was the 10K open women's winner with a time
of 40:36. Bill Beaumont, 52, of Yulee, center, was the 5K masters men's winner (age
40 and over) with a time of 19:14. Patrick McKeefery, 57, of Jacksonville, right, was
the 5K grand masters men's winner (age 50 and over) with a time of 21:34.

: Clockwise from top left:
Danielle Van Liere, 11, of
Jacksonville was the 5K
open women's winner with
a time of 20:13; Elfrieda
Wyner, 66, of St. Augus-
tine was the 10K masters
"5 .j ... women's winner (46:57);
Josh Myers, 25, of Jack
sonville was the open
men's 5K winner (16:31);
SSusan McKittrick, 52, of
Fernandina Beach was the
5K grand masters
women's winner (age 50
N. and over) with a time of
27:46; Alicia Parker, 48,
.w'of Fernandina Beach was
the 5K masters women's
winner (age 40 and over)
LA W with a time of 23:14.

Elm Street Little League
Elm Street Little League will hold registra-
tion Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at
Charles L. Albert Field and from 3-5:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $40. Tryouts are March 18 and open-
ing day is April 18. T-ball will start in June. Fee
is $20. Coaches and volunteers are needed
for both leagues. Call President Wayne
Peterson at 753-1663.

Family fitness event
The first Forever Fit Family Blast is set for
Feb. 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the 8 Flags
shopping center on 14th Street. There will be
fun for the whole family, including free Crossfit
classes, a spin class, skateboard demonstra-
tion, local performances, Safety Pup, police
car and fire truck, games and more. The
Fernandina Beach Police Department will
hold a bike rodeo for children (bring their
bikes and learn important safety tips).
The event is sponsored by Club 14
Fitness, Crossfit Amelia and A Chance To
Dance. It is free and open to the public.

YMCAflag football
The McArthur Family YMCA is offering
youth flag football this spring for ages 6-14 (as
of Jan. 1). Each participant receives an official
NFL Flag reversible jersey with the
Jacksonville Jaguars logo. Register through
March 21. Games Thursdays and practices
Monday or Tuesdays. Call 261-1080.

SabeRuth opening day
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth will hold
opening day ceremonies Feb. 28 at the ball-
park,.1001 Beech St.

Yulee Little League opens
Yulee Little League opening day is March
7 with ceremonies at 9 a.m. at the ballpark on
Goodbread Road.

Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytimefitness.
com. FitKidz for ages 4-11 is also offered. Call
699-5408 or e-mail
Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
offers nutritional counseling, personal training,
group fitness and cycling, strength training
and cardio, childcare, juice bar, tanning and
saunas. Visit
The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness programs.
Call 261-1080. Visit
Programs are also offered in Yulee (call 225-
2550) and Hilliard (call,(904) 845-2733).
Amelia Island Personal Fitness, Amelia
Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416 Lynndale Road,
Suite 100, is a personal training studio dedi-
cated to promoting lifelong health and fitness
through appropriate exercise and nutrition,
focusing on preventing diabetes, cancer and
heart disease and also working with clients
who may have sustained injuries or have had
joint replacements. Call 261-0698 for informa-
tion. The studio is open six days a week.

Women's flag football
Coach Rod Johnson of Jacksonville is
looking for ladies interested in competing in a
women's flag football tournament in Canada
in June. Any women ages 18-40 interested in
playing may call Johnson at (904) 949-0934
or e-mail him at Tryouts
will be early March.

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. For information, call Commodore Charlie
Steinkamp at 261-5213 or visit www.ameliais-

Zumba classes
Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St. Call
Alexandra Carroll at 415-0954.
Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Third St.
Call 261-DANC.
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Fitness programs A chance To Dance, 474378 SR200u. Call
ns753-3407 or email
The Fernandina Beach Recreation Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
Department has a fitness area at Peck Gym in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
which includes a weight room with free
weights, selectorized equipment, treadmills Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
and elliptical machines. Personal training is Fernandina Beach. Call 261-0557.
also available. Monthly packages include
dietary analysis and food program. Fitness
classes are held Monday and Thursday nights Yga lasses
at Peck Gym. Each class is a full-body work- Y Yoga, 961687-201 E Gateway Blvd.,
out involving free weights, cardio, stretching offers a stretch and strengthening class,
and abdominal work. Fee is $3 per class. Call pilates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga for longevity,
277-7364. beach yoga and basic yoga. Call 415-9642.
OutFIT outdoor fitness and conditioning Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St., offers
program is for men and women of all levels to yoga for adults. Call 321-2864.
get in better shape with whole body exercise Dome Healing Center, 5024 First Coast
regimens that develop upper and lower body Hwy., offers Sivananda/Amrit style yoga for all
strength, endurance, core strength, speed levels and Amrit Yoga Nidra Meditation and
and agility with daily workouts, nutritional Relaxation classes. Call 277-3663 or visit
guidance, fitness education. Classes are
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45 Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
a.m. or 9 a.m Also offered are a swim' g, n' Yulee ,225-8400 or visitwanytirme
running clinic, strength and conditioning class,
core body class, energy class and off-road Personal Best Sports. Visit www.Per
trail adventure. Visit www.PersonalBest or call Deborah Dunham, or call 624-0027. (904) 624-0027.
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4 Island Rejuvacations offers yoga and
in Yulee, offers step and sculpt, strength train- lunch at Nassau Health Foods, 833 T.J.
ing and abs, body sculpt and step aerobics. Courson Road. Call 277-3158.


RUN Continued from'12A
ners in the masters age group
(age 40 and older) were Bill
Beaumont, 52, of Yulee in 19:14,
and Alicia Parker, 48, 'of
Fernandina Beach in 23:14.
In the 10K, masters winners
were Shane Still, 42, of Yulee in
39:48, and Elfrieda Wyner, 66,
of St. Augustine in 46:57. Wyner
was recently ranked second
nationally in her 65-69 age
group for 2008 by Running
Times magazine.
Among the grandmasters
(age 50 and older), 5K overall
winners were Patrick McKee-
fery, 57, of Jacksonville Beach
in 21:34, and Susan McKittrick,
52, of Fernandina Beach in
27:46. The 10K grandmasters
winners were George White,
62, of Orange Park in 44:42 and
Susan Briers, 53, of St.
Augustine in 48:17. Awards
were also presented to the top
three male and female finish-
ers in 14 age groups, and to
runners who were completing

their first 5K or 10K race.
Complete race results are
posted at www.AmeliaIsland
Preceding the event were
an aerobics warmup session
led by Cyndee Robertson and a
moving live performance of the
National Anthem by Sara Croft,
who has sung the anthem be-
fore seven Jacksonville Jaguars
games and numerous other
sporting events.
Runners age 10 and younger
also took part in one-mile and
half-mile fun runs at Central
Park after the 5K/10K. First
across the finish line in the one-
mile run were: among the girls,
Anna Arato, 9, Mickenzie Lee,
8, and Erica Teare, 6, all of
Fernandina Beach; and among
the boys, Tristan Still, 9, of
Yulee, Cade Loden, 7, of St.
Marys, and Sean Mooney, 9, of
Fernandina Beach. In the half-
mile, the first girl to finish was
7-year old Jordyn Foley of
Fernandina Beach, while the
first boy was Linus Lockshin, 8,

of Lexington, Mass.
'We'd like to thank the city
of Fernandina Beach for all of
their help and support, all of
our sponsors, and the dozens of
volunteers who helped to make
this event possible," Dunham
said. "It takes a lot of people
and a lot of support to organize
such a successful event, and
we are fortunate to have so
many people who want to work
with us."
Proceeds will support St.
Peter's mission trips and a
scholarship program for out-
standing Nassau County high
school runners, sponsored by
Amelia Island Runners.
Grants will be awarded to
three graduating seniors this
year. Details and application
forms are available at the club's
Shott said he had a recom-
mendation for next year: "Keep
the pancake breakfast! I was at
the finish line, and everybody
took off they wanted to get
back and get their pancakes."

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Amelia Island Surge, girls U-13 Rec soccer team, participated in the Challenge
Sports Brevard County 3 v 3 tournament in Melbourne over Valentine's weekend.
After just four games, the Surge scored 42 goals while only allowing three goals
against them. Ranked first in the division allowed the team to skip the semifinals
and go straight to the championship game. After a slow start, Surge took control and
won 10-0. The team proudly brought first-place medals back to Amelia Island.
Surge, pictured with their coach Pete Kinsley, will be taking a short break from 3 v
3 tournaments to play on their Amelia Island recreation team for the spring season.
Team members are, from left, Ashley Kinsley, Taylor Kinsley, Erin Joyce and Lana


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Flounder, redfish inshore

Puppy drum are biting along jetty rocks and close to oysterbars. Brad Upham is pic-
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nshore fishing continues
to highlight flounder and
redfishing during the
past few days and should
hold good right through this
weekend. During pre-fishing
for last weekend's Cabela's
Jacksonville IFA Redfish
Tournament, my son, Terry
David, and I caught several
nice flounder
while fishing
a Berkley
Gulp shrimp
and 1/8-
ounce led
head jig
combo slow-
ly along the
'"IThis is
ON THE the best I
i Eg have ever
seen redfish-
STERRY ing in our
area," Bill
LACOSS Pittman said.
SThere are a
lot of big schools holding
tight on the mud flats during
high tide and falling off to the
deep nearby sloughs during
low tide. Some of these
schools of reds are topping 50
A three-inch Berkley Gulp
shrimp rigged to a 1/8-ounce
led head jig continues to be
the best fishing tactic for
Amelia Island redfish. The
key is to bump the smelly red-
fish lure slowly along the bot-
tom, frequently allowing the
redfish lure to sit motionless
for several seconds before
working the jig and plastic
lure combo.
Sea trout will be legal to
catch Sunday. There are a lot
of small specks running right
now during the high falling
tide. Look for the larger
specks to come from the deep
waters of Nassau Sound at the
mouth of Sawpit Creek during
the incoming tide. Big specks
are also running right under
the Shave Bridge during the
slower moving tides. Live
shrimp drifted deep under a
trout float continues to be the
best fishing tactic for area sea
Offshore fishing this
weekend should be best on
Saturday, as a front is sched-
uled to move in on Sunday.

Black sea bass are running at
most of the offshore fish
havens, particularly where
there is large area of hard
bottom with several small
ledges. Bring along a five-
pound box of fresh local squid
and, when a few small grunts
are boated, cut them up into
strip baits.
Striped bass are running
in both the Nassau and St.
Marys river systems during
the high falling tides. Cast a
1/4-ounce white bucktail jig
into the deep waters of a
creek mouth or close to
bridge pilings.
Small buck bass are begin-
ning to make nests for the
larger female bass in many of
the small shallow Northeast
Florida ponds and lakes. This
is an excellent time of year to
catch that big trophy female
bass that is waiting to lay her
Remember to take a quick
photo and let your trophy
bass go. Freshwater fisher-
men can purchase catch-and-
release mounts today that,
look like the real bass. You
might just catch that big bass
in a few years when she has
time to reach record-breaking

The annual Nassau
Sport Fishing Association
Black Drum fishing tourna-
ment gets under way with a
captain's meeting at 7 p.m.
March 6 at Ten Acres. Entry
fee is $40 per angler. The
tournament runs through
April 19. Leaders & Sinkers
bait and tackle is the official
weigh-in station with scales
opening at 7 a.m. and closing
at 6 p.m. each day. Call Don
Whitman at 321-5090.
S* The sixth annual
' Jacksonville Kayak Fishing
Classic, the world's largest
kayak fishing tournament,
will be held in Jacksonville
May 1-2. Officials expect
more than 300 kayak anglers
will target redfish, trout and
flounder in a catch-photo-
release format with more
than $75,000 in prizes and
gifts. Entry fee is $60.
Register at wwwjacksonville
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches. E-
mail photos to bjones@fbnews
leader, com, 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.


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of Fernan-
Beach is
with a 40-
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caught at
3 p.m.
day at low
tide at
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Flounder are running in the backwater bays and tidal
rivers. Carrie and Steve Casey are pictured with a nice
Amelia Island flounder.





Amelia Concours d'Elegance March 13-15

For the News-Leader
The heart of Fernandina
Beach's historic business district,
Centre Street, will once again host
the FedEx Road Tour on Friday,
March 13, to kick off the 14th
Annual Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance, scheduled for the
weekend of March 13-15 on the
10th and 18th fairways of The
Golf Club of Amelia Island at
Summer Beach, adjacent to The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
A variety of vehicles represent-
ing the creations of Southern
California coachbuilder Bohman


expo on

Thirty exhibitors are
expected to provide informa-
tion on a variety of health, fit-
ness and wellness topics
Saturday during the Amelia
Island-Fernandina Beach-
Yulee Chamber of
Commerce's first Health and
Wellness Expo.
The free expo will be 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Journey
Church, 869 Sadler Road in
Fernandina Beach.
Exhibitors include a mix of
both businesses and non-prof-
it organizations dedicated to
health and fitness. Those who
attend Saturday's expo will
get information about health
insurance, physical rehabilita-
tion, AIDS, aging, stopping,
smoking, new trends in fit-
ness, green home cleaning,
yoga, massage, Lyme disease,
local running events and
In addition,. speakers
throughout the- day will offer
inspirational talks to help you
improve personal wellness -
from the benefits of acupunc-
ture, massage and yoga to a
demonstration of Zumba, the
Latin-music inspired aerobic
workout, to tips about living a
EXPO Continued on 2B

& Schwartz, along with vehicles
from several other Concours
classes are expected to participate
in the tour, which will begin at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island,
and visit Fort Clinch State Park
before stopping downtown for a
public display and participant
luncheon at The Palace Saloon.
The 2009 honoree, David Hobbs,
will take part in the tour and will
be available to sign autographs.
A tentative schedule for the
tour includes:
S9:30 a.m. Cars will leave SUBMITED
The Amelia Island Concotirs d'Elegance is billed as one of the
TOUR Continued on 2B nation's most innovative vintage auto shows.

Sig the Rai a

T ake a trip back in time to
Hollywood, circa 1927,
with Alhambra Dinner
Theatre's production of
"Singin' in the Rain," based on the
1952 MGM musical comedy star-
ring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds
and Donald O'Connor.
Alhambra's production includes
three newcomers in the title roles
- Todd Michael Cook as Don
Lockwood, Jeremy Dumont as
Cosmo Brown and Katherine
Weatherford as Kathy Seldon.
Kelly Atkins, who appeared last

season as Miss Sandra in "All
Shook Up" and Belle in "Christmas
Carole," is back on the stage as
Lina Lamont, Don's delusional
silent movie co-star. The diva
believes the studio'shype that the
two are in love, even though the.
rumor was created'to drive ticket
sales, and becomes jealous when
her hilarious pursuit of Don drives
him into the arms of Kathy, a cho-
rus girl pretending to be an actor
who spurns him by throwing a pie
in his face and hitting Lina
The lighthearted spoof takes
another comic turn when studio
head R.E Simpson, played by Tony

Alhambra Dinner
Theatre, 12000 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville, pres-
ents "Singin' in the Rain"
through April 5, starring,
from left at left, Todd
Michael Cook as Don
Lockwood, Katherine
Weatherford as Kathy
Seldon and Jeremy
Dumont as Cosmo Brown.
Performances are
Tuesday through Sunday
evening, with matinees
Saturday and Sunday.
Special Student Rush tick-
ets are $15, with ID
Call (904) 641-1212,
1-800-688-7469 or visit

ively romp
Triano, lets everyone in on the lat-
est development the moving pic-
ture show with sound. They scoff
at this passing "fad" until the
competition's film "The Jazz
Singer" breaks box office records
and the studio decides it must turn
its next production "'The Dueling
Cavalier" into "The Singing
Cavalier" and a talkie.
Hilarity ensues as Don and Lina
begin voice lessons with a diction
.coach, played by Henry Brewster,
and it becomes apparent that Lina,
with a voice that could shatter
glass, is not well suited to sound.
RAIN Continued on 2B


cabemet -what

a cab should be
For the News-Leader
Once upon a time, long, long ago, my
favorite wine was cabernet sauvignon. In
fact, I didn't know much about too many
other wines, because I was in love with the
complex character of cabernet either
from France where it is the base wine in
the blend known as Bordeaux, or from
California's Napa Valley where it was bot-
tled in its pure form. It went with every-
thing (almost) and every occasion
Two things happened to change this:
Bordeaux prices went through the roof as
investors moved in to take advantage of the
'long life of the coastal French blend.
(Bordeaux improves with age so a case of a
great vintage pur-
chased when it is E
bottled can
increase in value
exponentially-a a
2000 Bordeaux
purchased for
$600 a case in 2003 is easily selling for $600
a bottle today and could be twice that in
five years. Of course, hyped as the "wine of
the century" by Robert Parker helped con-
Meanwhile, California vintners made a
momentous marketing decision about 25
or so years ago. To increase sales they
decided to go after the "Pepsi Generation"
and convert young people from sweet colas
to wine. As a result Napa cab became
"Napa Red," an over-the-top fruity concoc-
tion made from riper-than-ripe grapes; this
was the birth of American style "fruit for-
ward" wine.
There was an upside to this: many wine
drinkers, including myself, turned away
from cabernet sauvignon and discovered
the wonderful world of wine with its
dozens of interesting and exciting grapes
and blends.
But the world turns and from the most
unlikely place comes a dynamic cabernet
that has the complexity of the cabs of an
earlier time. That place is South Africa,'
where wine has been made for hundreds of
years, but only since the Apartheid
Shas'it begun to be noticed. South African
.cabs are so well balanced that their high
alcohol content (14 percent in some cases)
doesn't make them too big. They have
complex aromas of flowers, minerals,
herbs and earth, with tastes of fruit bal-
anced by herb flavors such as mint, sage
and thyme.
WINE Continued on 2B


The Amelia Island Museum of
History will screen the movie
"Cross Creek." based in part on
the 1942 memoir of Marjorie
Kinnan Rawlings. author of The m, "
Yearling, at 6:30 p.m. tonight, .
with a brief presentation by Dr. -
Bill Birdsong. Admission is free for members and
$5 for non-members. Popcorn and beverages will
be provided. For information call the museum.
233 S. Third St., at 261-7378.

In recognition of Black History Month, pieces
from The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
in Baltimore, Md., will be on exhibit at the Martin,
Luther King Jr. Center in Fernandina Beach from
9 a.m.-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Feb. 28. Admission is $5 adults: $3 students
ages 4 to 18 (with valid student ID): children 3 and'
under free. Group .
tours are encour-
The museum
was founded by
Drs. Elmer and Joanne Martin in 1980. Curator
Joanne Martin is a native of Yulee. The exhibit will

feature prominent figures of the Harlem
Renaissance, with a Florida connection.
Proceeds will benefit the Dare 2 Dream Tour
2009, which gives local youths the community an
opportunity to travel and visit significant histori-
cal, cultural and educational venues.
For information contact Pamela Albertie at

Yulee Middle School's Fusion Magazine will
host a Moongazer and Silent Auction on March 5
from 6-7:30 p.m. Admission is
free and refreshments will be for
sale to benefit the magazine (a
science-based literary maga-
zine). Saturn will be on its closest
approach to Earth and should be available for
viewing. Younger children should bring an empty
cereal box to make a cereal box planetarium.
Auction items include a spa manicure, a spa pedi-
cure (both from The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island),
a 4-hour home cleaning service from Home
Green Home, and a gift basket donated by Paul
Clark Ford-Mercury. To make a bid e-mail Angie
Heidinger at
and leave a phone number. At the event the last
bid will be taken at 7:15 p.m.

Karibrew (the island's newest brewery) and the
Amelia Island Book Festival invite you to Books &
Brew from 4-6 p.m. March 1.
Books & Brew provides an opportunity for the
community to gather together to share a mug of
brew or a glass of sangria and
tasty appetizers all for a good
cause. The limited-ticket event
also includes book basket raf-
fles with themes.
Tickets are $25 per person
or two for $40 and are available at Books Plus, 107
Centre St.. the Golf Club of Amelia, 4700 Amelia
Island Pkwy., and Prosperity Bank, 1458 Sadler
Road, where the raffle baskets are on display.
Contact Sally McCarron at 277-8943 or Festival
Executive Director Dickie Anderson at 556-6455.
Sounds On Centre, presented by the Historic
Fernandina Business Association, begins the
2009 season March 6. with the band Face for
Radio. The free community concerts are held
from 6-8 p.m. the first Friday of each month,
March through October, except May, on Centre
Street between Front and Second streets.
Submit items to Sidn Perry, sperry@/

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Fernandina Little Theatre
presents "Jewel Thieves," a
conspiracy comedy by
Norman Beim, starring
Maggie Carlson, Amelia Hart,
Doug McDowell, and Joe
Parker, and directed by Jackie
Performances are tonight
and March 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30
p.m. and March 1 at 2:30
Tickets are $13.50-$14.50,
and available at FLT, 1014
Beech St., and The UPS
Store in the Publix shopping
center. For information, con-
tact FLT at fltplay@peoplepc.
com or 277-2202.

Walgreen's in Femandina
Beach will host a carwash for
$5 and hotdogs ($2 for one,
$3 for two) with the fixings
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb.
28 in the parking lot to raise
money for the American
Cancer Society "Relay for

Faith Christian Academy
presents the Ninth Annual
Father/Daughter Ball from 7-
10 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Amelia'
Island Plantation Ballroom.
There will be live music fea-
turing Les DeMerle, profes-
sional photography and hours

WINE Continued from 1B
At the southern tip of
Africa, where two oceans
meet in the shadow of Table
Mountain, is Cape Town
(known locally as "Mother
Cape'") the gateway to the
South African winelands. This
is a country of enormous
diversity that produces wine
that expresses the unique ter-
roir of the Cape of Good Hope.
Here there are many
estate wineries, which can
make wine only from grapes
grown on their own land, as
well as co-operatives that
process the grapes of their
farmer member shareholders.
These communes press about
80 percent of South Africa's,
total wine harvest.
In 1973,-withthe-introduc-
*tion of the Wine of Origin
System, South Africa's
winelands were divided into a
series of regions, districts,
wards and estates. South
Africa's vineyards are mostly
situated in the Western Cape
near the coast, but wine is
also produced in the drier
northern and eastern regions:
Little Karoo, the Olifants

Dress is semi-formal and
dance shoes. Fathers and
daughters of all ages are wel-
come. Price includes a gift
bag and memory book.
Tickets are on sale at Faith
Christian Academy, 96282
Brady Point Road, Feman-
dina Beach. Call 321-2137.
* *
The Sons of the
American Legion Squadron
54 at 12 South 11th St. will
host a chicken dinner start-
ing at noon Feb. 28. Cost is a
$7 donation. All are welcome.,

Cummelra, an affinity
group that supports The
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, will hold its March
meeting at Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens
on March 12 at 4:30 p.m.
The group will visit gardens
and will have guided tours of
the exhibition, "Georgia
O'Keefe and Her Times:
American Modernism from the
Lane Collection of the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston."
A southwestern supper will
end the evening. The cost is
$45 for members and $55 for
non-members. Proceeds will
help sponsor field trips for
over 800 second graders to
visit The Cummer. Cummelia
will underwrite the transporta-
tion costs. For tickets and
information, call the museum

River Valley and the lower
Orange River. There are con-
siderable differences in cli-
mate between these regions,
which determine the wine
styles of each region.
It is in the cooler, wetter
coastal district of
Stellenbosch, with a climate
not unlike that of Bordeaux,
that cabernet sauvignon has
flourished. When looking for
a South African cab, focus on
wines from this district.
Stellenbosch is a university
town south of Paarl, about 50
kilometers southeast of Cape
Town. It is notable for the
number of small wineries that
concentrate on red wines in
the Banghoek, Bottelary,
Devon Valley, Jonkershoek
Valley, Papegaaiberg,
Po-kadraa Hills aniiWd- ..
wards. The rich soils of the
valley floors give way to more
granite soils on the mountain
-slopes. The average rainfall is
an ideal 32 inches a year
(Jacksonville has had 52 inch-
es in the past 12 months;
Phoenix 7.6).
The rapidly increasing
number of wine estates and

Southern rock
Thermal Image will play country Southern
rock at the 11th Frame Lounge at Striker's
Bowling Center on US 17 South in Yulee
from 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m, tonight.
Acoustic rock
Revolution, an acoustic rock and ballads
trio featuring Dave Ferraro, Han Ramakers
and Drew Ferraro, will play from 6-9 p.m
tonight at Two Guys Sports Pub, 320 S.
Eighth St. Call 321-0303.
Music workshop
The Florida House Inn on South Third
Street will feature Ornn Star in a mandolin
workshop from 2-4 p.m. and a bluegrass
rhythm guitar workshop from 5-9 p.m.
March 1.
Cost is $50 per workshop, or 545 if both
are booked. Classes are limited to 12 stu-
dents. For information call 261-3300 or email For infor-
mation on Star, visit
Bluegrass guitarists have developed some
of the most potent and interesting rhythm
moves ever heard-but they are seldom taught
In an organized way. The guitar workshop
takes a hands-on, detailed and entertaining.

at (904) 899-6007. Reserva-
tion deadline is March 9. The
museum is at 829 Riverside
Ave. Free parking is available.
* *0
The Nassau County
NAACP Youth Council
Talent Contest, which is
open to anyone, will be held
at 6 p.m. March 27 at the
Peck Center Auditorium.
Admission fee for the public

producers include some of the
most famous names in Cape
wine: KWV makes a primarily
cabernet sauvignon wine
called Rooderberg that is
something special and can
sometimes be found in local
stores for around $12. Other
Stellenbosch cabs under $20
that are rated high are:
Porcupine Ridge, Graham
Beck's Robertson
Gamekeeper's Reserve,
Chamonix's Franschhoek
Robertson, Eventide Farm's
Wellington, Backsburg,
Cederberg and Glen Carlou.
Stellenbosch cabs selling
between $20 and $30 worth
the price: De Trafford, Le
Bonheur, Asara Estate,
Waterford, Bilton, Graceland's
One Stroke One, Jardin and
Neil Ellis' Elgin.
While these wines are
gaining in popularity else-
where, they may be difficult
to find locally; but if we can
show liquor stores and restau-
rants there is demand for
them, they may stock them in
greater variety.
Robert Weintraub writes
about wine monthly for the News-

look at them.
Pops concert package
ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the
Symphony) is sponsoring 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 tick-
els to Ben Vereen Sings Sammy! on March
13 Contact Ted Preston at 277-6618 for
reservations or information.
Benefit jazz concert
Swing into Spring, the Les DeMerle
Amelia Island Jazz Festival Scholarship
Award Benefit Concert, featuring the winner
of the 2009 AIJF Scholarship performing with
The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band featuring
Bonnie Eisele and special guest Dr. Bill
Pnnce, will be held April 2 from 7-9 p.m. at
the Palace Saloon. 117 Centre St.
Tickets are $25 and will be available start-
ing March 4 at www.ameliaislandjazzfesti- The UPS Store, Island Walk
Shopping Center, 1417 Sadler Road. or at
the door if not sold out. Cash bar will be avail-
able. All proceeds benefit the Amelia Island
Jazz Festival, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corpo-
ration. Call 277-0820.

will be $5.
The event will be divided
into Junior Division, 12 and
under, and the Senior
Division, 13-19 years old.
Entry fee is $5 per single act
and $10 per group of two or
more. Deadline for entrance is
7 p.m. March 20. For further.
information or entry applica-
tion, contact Vemetta
Spaulding, Youth Advisor, at
583-1569 or e-mail vernet-
ta121 @ or
Maybelle Kirkland Brown, Co-
Advisor, at 277-3285.

Rescuing Animals In
Nassau will hold a
spay/neuter gala, "An
Afffuurrr To Remember," on
March 28 from 6-10 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club.
Chef Rick will present a,
dinner buffet, DJ Vince will
provide tunes for dancing and
singer Steffanie Renae will
serenade the crowd with a lit-
tle Celine and Whitney. Dress
is resort casual. All proceeds
will help furnish RAIN's
planned low-cost spay/neuter
clinic with equipment. Tickets
are $100 per person or $700
for a table of eight.
Tickets are available at
Bucky's Best Friends Card,
and Gift, Bark Avenue Pet
Boutique, Fernandina Beach
Animal Clinic, 4-Paws Animal
Clinic and Lofton Creek
Animal Clinic: Or call (904)
879-5861 or e-mail rainhu-
Enjoy "Trivia with
Maggie" on Wednesdays at
7:30 p.m. at the Crab Trap in
downtown Fernandina Beach.
Enjoy a special trivia menu,
drink, win prizes and listen to
music while you improve your

memory and get smarter.

memory and get smarter.
Free and open to the public.


Auditions for the court-
room drama "Nuts" will be
held at Amelia Community
Theatre at 2 p.m. March 1
and 7 p.m. March 4 at 209
Cedar St.
Six men and three women
are needed for the cast.
Rehearsals begin in late
March, with performances
May 15-30. Ron Kurtz will
direct, with Jahe McAdams as
producer. "Nuts," written by
Tom Topor, was a hit on
Broadway and was made into
a movie starring Barbra
Streisand in the role of
Claudia, a woman who goes
to court to fight for her right to
stand trial for manslaughter,
rather than be committed to a
mental institution. Visit
www.ameliacommunitythe- for complete charac-
ter descriptions or call the the-
ater at 261-6749 for

"Remarkable Power!" -
an award-winning, cutting
edge comedy starring such
notables as Kevin Nealon,
Tom Arnold, Nora Zehetner,
Kip Parude, Dul6 Hill and
Christopher Titus will headline
the Independent Film Series
being presented by Carmike
Cinemas March 2-7.
The story follows an eclec-
tic collection of characters in
and around Los Angeles .
whose lives are intertwined
after a late-night talk-show
host, played by Nealon, con-
cocts an elaborate stunt to
save his canceled show, with
comedy, mystery, murder and
mayhem ensuing.


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XPO Continued from 1B their blood pressure, weight about the businesses and
healthier life. and Body Mass Index check- organizations available to help
Julie Hadden, the first run- ed, and The Blood Alliance them achieve those goals,"
ner-up in 2007 on the hit reali- will conduct a blood drive said AIFBY Chamber of
ty TV show "The Biggest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Commerce President Regina
Loser," will offer insight into Journey Church parking lot at Duncan.
how to incorporate fitness and 14th Street and Sadler Road. A complete list of exhibi-
healthy eating into everyday "Participants will come tors and presenters is avail-
life during a presentation at 1 away from this expo inspired able at www.islandchamber.
p.m. to change their lives for the com.

RAuN Continued from 1B
The antics turn to slapstick as
the director Roscoe Dexter,
played by Earlye Rhodes,
tries every which way to

teach Lina how the recording
system works, and both draw
hearty laughs from the audi-
ence. So does Dumont as
Cosmo Brown, who well may
be a reincarnation of Danny
Kay. He has the comic timing
of a jester and his dancing is
astoundingly nimble, and on
more than one occasion he
steals the scene.
Tod Booth Jr., production
stage manager, and David
Dionne, set design, along
with producer and director
Tod Booth, give the sense of
both the silver screen and the
red carpet, cleverly using big
screens to project silent
movies in sync with the
action on the stage, and
broadcasting the Academy

% % TOUR Continued from 1B
the front driveway of The
P Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
and the tour will be led once
again by the Florida Highway
*I Patrol. The cars will tour the
island and visit historic Fort
f Clinch State Park.
11 a.m. From Fort
Clinch, the cars will parade
down Centre Street for viewer
parking, which will start at
* 0 Front Street heading back up
Sto Fourth Street. The public
is invited to take photos and
* ask questions about the cars.
S* 11:30 a.m.- Participants
will enjoy a "Taste of Amelia
Island" luncheon at The
Palace Saloon catered by
many of the top restaurants in
* downtown Fernandina/
* * Amelia Island, and they will
be available to answer ques-

Awards as though in an old
radio address from outside
Grauman's Chinese Theater.
There's even rain (much
to the delight of some young'
front-row audience members
on Sunday) as the cast
dances to title song, "Singin'
in the Rain." Couple that with
colorful flapper-era costumes
by The Costume Company
and golden oldies such as
"You Stepped out of a
Dream," "You Were Meant
for Me" and "Make 'Em
Laugh" and you've got a per-
fect lighthearted spoof that
takes you backstage for a
look at a frantic Hollywood
responding to the introduc-
tion of sound in the moving
picture show.

tions about their vehicles
once they return to their cars.
1 p.m. Centre Street
will reopen to public traffic.
The 2009 Amelia Island
Concours d'Elegance will be
held on the 10th and 18th fair-
ways of The Golf Club of
Amelia Island at Summer
Beach. Legendary racer and
SPEED Channel commenta-
tor David Hobbs will be the.
honoree. The show's founda-
tion has donated nearly $1.6
million to Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida,
Inc. since'1996.
The Amelia Island
Concours d'Elegance is one
of the nation's most innova-
tive vintage auto shows fea-
turing over 200 rare classics.
For information, visit www. or con-
tact them at (904) 636-0027.

The Independent Film
Series will run for 12 weeks at
the Carmike Cinemas, Amelia
Island 7,1132 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach. Visit http://

"Random Lunacy:
Videos From the Road Less
Traveled" is coming to
FCCJ's Nassau Campus -
Nassau Auditorium on
March 10 at 7 p.m. It is the
fifth film in the FCCJ Artist
Series six-part series of films
in the Southern Circuit Film
Festival, which features six
filmmakers and their films,
.which travel to 10 Southern
communities. Admission is
free and there will be a post-
film chat back with the film-
Mainstream America might
regard the family group of
buskers who called them-
selves 'The Flying Neutrinos"
as homeless. But they
thought of themselves as
sans domicile fixe, or home-
less by choice.
For more information or a
list of films visit www.artist- and click on
the Southern Circuit of
Independent Filmmakers link.

Amelia Community
Theatre presents
"Incorruptible," a dark com-
edy about the Dark Ages, in
In 1250 A.D. in Priseaux,
France, miracles are needed
to help a local monastery as a
larcenous one-eyed minstrel
teaches the monks an outra-
geous way to pay old debts.
Performances are at 8 p.m.
March 13, 14, 19-21 and 25-
28 and 2 p.m. on March 22.
Tickets are $16 adults, $10
Call 261-6749. Box office
hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 209 Cedar St.


Watercolor workshops
continue for all levels with
,William Maurer every
Thursday from 2:30-5 p.m. at
the Amelia Arts Academy.
Call 261-8276.
Also, enjoy learning to
"sketch" with pencil downtown
every Thursday from 9:30
a.m.-noon with Maurer. Meet
at Amelia Island Coffee Shop
and enjoy plein air sketching
about town, weather permit-
ting. Call 261-8276.
* *
The Island Art Gallery at
18 N. Second St. presents the
IAA Nouveau Art Show "From
the School Of ..." in February
and March For more informa-
tion call 261-7020.

Jones Pottery, 528 S.
Eighth St., is registering new
students for its clay program.
Space is limited. For informa-
tion call 583-1948 or visit

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Apply in person at 318 Centre St.
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& Jacksonville, FL. Apply in person at
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or Carrie (904)206-3502.
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Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)491-9992.
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Personal Care, Companionship &
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S 503 Pets/Supplies I
ered, 7 wks old, all shots. Females
$500. Males $400. (904)845-3875
POODLES 4 males, light silver. 1
female, apricot & black. $350-$450.

S 601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE Thurs. 2/26, Fri. 2/27, &
Sat. 2/28, 8am-n6on. 2009 Sunrise Dr.
Furniture, desks, bicycles, men & boys
clothes, kitchen items, knick-knacks,
toddler bed, pictures, etc.

1602 Articles for Sale I 802 Mobile Homes

ALMOST NEW Club Cadet riding lawn
mower with 46" deck. Girls twin bed
with mattress. 19" TV. Microwave with
wood stand. Call (904)753-3718.
Used grey WeatherTech hard rubber
fitted floor and cargo liners for Honda

move-in on great 3/2 d/wide, dble
carport, 2 sheds, $79,900. Make offer.
Pretty corner acre in Yulee, old d/wide,
well, $74,500. Must see brick 4/2 on
corner acre, bonus room, and much
more. $149,900. Call Lauralyn Lewis at
(904)206-1059, Nick Deonas Realty.

I 852 Mobile Homes I
BLACKROCK AREA 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
2BR/1.5BA SWMH Large lot on
lake. All appliances including W/D.
$700/mo. + deposit. (904)277-7132

Odyssey & Pilot for sale. 491-1121. FOR RENT 3BR/2BA singlewide MH
3BR/2BA in Nassauville on 1/2 acre. on 1 acre, $750/mo. + $700 deposit.
10-PIECE PATIO SET for sale. Paid Appraised value at $93,000. for sale at 2BR/2BA on 1 acre, $700/mo. + $700
$500. Selling for $250 FIRM. Call (904) $74,900/OBO. (904)583-2009 deposit. (904)753-2155

S 603 Miscellaneous I
Ultram, Fioricet, Prozac, Buspar.
$71.99/90, $107/180 Quantities, price
include prescription. Over 200 meds.
$25 coupon. Mention Offer #91A31.
(888)389-0461/ ANF
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grocery coupon. United Breast Cancer
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cancer info www.ubcf info. Free towing,
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S 609 Appliances
$100. Call (904)225-7500.

SAt. 2/28, 8AM Furniture, tools, 610Air Conditioners
clothes, books, a little bit of I
everything. 86280 Peeples Rd., Yulee. /Heating

- Sat. 2/28, 8am-12 noon. Power tools,
electronics, home decor, furniture,
washer, dryer. Everything must goll
861 Laguna Dr., Oceanview Estates.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 2/28, 8am-noon.
Evergreen Place. Washing machine,
lawn mower, playhouse, TV stand,
toys, clothes, decorative items, etc.
Palmetto St., off Pages Dairy Rd. Baby
clothes, pet items, sewing machine, &
knick-knacks. Sat. 2/28, 8am-4pm..
MOVING SALE Pool table, dining
room set, antique hutch. Kid's toys &
books, kitchen Items, &.,much more.
Call if interested in first 3 items
(904)610-3823. Sat., 8am-? 2319 S.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 2/28, 9am-2pm.
Lamps, bedding, household items.
2174 Ketch Ct.

Bartel's 6th St. Gang. 321 S. 6th St.
Sat. 2/28, 9am-5pm. Household items,
gardening items, furniture, books,
clothing, knick-knacks. -
SAT. 2/28, 9AM 631 Tarpon Ave.,
Unit 6349. Household items, designer
clothes, kitchen smalls, shop vac,
ladder, vacuum, antiques, angels, &
lots more. Moving.
furniture, electronics & more. 1549
Ocean Blvd.,-Atlantic Beach, FL. Fri. &
Sat., 8-5. Sun., 9-1. No Early Birds
name brand boutique and estate sale
items. ADORABLE. Mon Sat. 2182
Sadler Rd. 556-7093
YARD SALE 51" Magnavox TV
(needs CRT coolant), glass coffee
table, oak ent. center, MK 10" wet saw,
toolbox, baby clothes, car seat, & other
items. Sat. 2/28, 8:30am. 86073 Sand
Hickory Tr., Yulee. (904)225-2057
2/28, 8am. 1466 Clinch Dr. Furniture,
large area rug, books, clothes, misc.,
household items.

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

1611 Home Furnishings
PATIO SET 8 pcs. (GT table/4 chairs,
2 chaise & 1 glider chair). Aluminum
frame & cushions. $300. (904)491-
.FOR SALE Drexel mahogany double
serpentine front dresser, $250. Call
277-2845 or (904)206-2465.
LOVE SEAT & 2 matching chairs,
cane back, $150. (904)277-2845 or.

1 612 Musical Instruments
PIANO Made by Baldwin, small
upright. $400/OBO. Call Bonnie (904)

1615 Building Materialsj
METAL ROOFING 40 yr warranty.
Buy direct from manufacturer. 30
colors in 'stock, w/all accessories. Quick
turn around. Delivery available. Gulf
Coast Supply & Mgf. (888)393-0335.
www GulfCoastSupply,com. ANF

S 618 Auctions
Major arcade sell off Sat. 2/28 at
10am. Central Florida. Fairgrounds,
4603 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando (714)
15% BP. AB0001109. ANF

802 Mobile Homes
YULEE 2BR/2BA 14X65 on 1 acre,
fenced. Completely redone. (904)504-




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Countryside Apartments

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

Yulee Villas

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

850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee

(904) 225-5810

Marsh Cove Features: Somerset Features:
* 2 and :3 bedrooms i and 2 bedrooms
* Prices from $675 Prices from $595
* Located on the marsh Single storn design
* Swimming pool Vaulted ceilings a ail.

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!

m (AUk! (904) 261-0791

FSBO IN YULEE (Wilson Neck area).
Fenced 1.25 acres w/mature trees, 3/2
2002 Skyline DW, 1920 sq. ft., on
permanent block foundation, 16x24
screened back porch, 12x16 open front
porch, 12x20 utility shed, and carport.
All kitchen appliances and ceiling fans
included. Current appraisal and survey.
owner motivated $140,000. Serious
inquiries only. Please call 225-9112.

805 Beaches
Visit for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
OCEAN VIEW S. Fletcher near golf
club, 3BR/2.5BA, bright open floor
plan. Price reduced. $546,000. (904)
261-9874 or (434)996-4037

806 Waterfront I
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
asserre. Realtor.

108 Off Island/Yuleel
at $129,900. The Hide-A-Way and
Heron Isles. No CDD fees. Call (904)
WATERVIEW 1.3 ACRES w/20' bluff
overlooking marsh. Located between
Amelia Is, Jacksonville & St. Mary's.
$109,900 with or w/o trailer. 335-7816

1810 Farms & Acreagel
FOR SALE Approx. 180 acres. Great
hunting. Near Folkston, GA. Will divide.
As low as $3200 per acre. Lynn Murray

1813 Investment Property
FLORIDA LAND Investment oppor-
tunity. 2 acre waterfront homesite only
$89,900 (was $169,900). Pvt, gated
comm. w/2 recreational lakes. Munici-
pal water & 'sewer. Low taxes. Just 90
mins so. of Orlando. Exc financing.

S 817 Other Areas
Only $238/mo. 5% down, 20 years @
8% aph Buy 4BR $326/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext. 5760. ANF
LAND BARGAIN 105 ac $199,900.
Subdivide, hunt, raise/ride horses,
build your dream home. Only 60 min to
beach. Bonus: investment grade tim-
ber. Endless possibilities. Exc financing.
Owner (800)564-5092 x1425. ANF
110 ACRE LAKEFRONT $179,000.
Enjoy long, direct frontage on Warrior
Lake. Pristine country setting w/miles
of interior rds/trails. Country rd access,
power, phone. Convenient to 1-20.
Unrestricted, perfect for outdoor
recreation/hunting/fishing. Excellent
financing. (800)564-5092 x1425. ANF
move in. Great views. Near Ig stocked
trout stream, private, 2 acres, only
$159,500. Owner (866)275-0442. ANF

851 Roommate Wanted
house. Private bedroom & bath.
$600/mo. Utilities included. Reliable
references required. (904)753-1718.
MATURE PERSON-Prefer non-smoker.
Lrg 2BR/1BA. Great ocean view deck.
Inc. cable, phone/free L.D. $350/mo. +
1/2 elec, $300 sec. dep: 277-0040

A' 852 Mobile Homes

acre, front porch, quiet n'hood, Wilson
Neck. $650/mo. + $650 dep.
Application, lease (negotiable). 225-

SSpay or Neuter

13126 EAST PATE RD. 3/2 DW, 2
sheds, carport, carport, fenced yard.
$750/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
2 & 3BR MOBILE HOMES & lots for
rent. Furnished & unfurnished, $500-
$725/mo. Units available in Hilliard &
Yulee. Call Gregg (904)376-5190.

855 Apartments
1BR/1BA/Dining-Kitchen Combo -
Elect., water, garbage, washer/ dryer,
cable TV, all furnished. In Nassauville.
6 mo. lease. $500/mo. + $300 dep.
OCEAN FRONT APT. Fully furnished,
2BR/1BA. Water, sewer, trash includ-
ed. $900/mo. Call (814)937-2565.
At Beach Sm eff. $145/wk. 1BR
$195/wk. + dep, utils incl. On Island -
1-3BR MH's in park $165/wk. or
$660/mo. + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034.
1BR & 2BR APTS in Chester Rd
area. Includes water, lights, basic cable
& garbage. $200/wk + $400 dep. For
more info call (904)849-7064

856 Apartments

ft. Studio. CH&A, 10' ceiling, laundry
room, Ig. kit., on island. Tasteful and
clean. $750/mo. (904)277-7031
'duplex, tile throughout, central A/C,
alarm, W/D, deck. 927 N. Fletcher.
$995/mo: + dep. (904)386-1005
3BR/2BA Top floor of duplex, 1
block from ocean, large deck, washer &
dryer. Very nice. $1025/mo. + deposit.
clean & bright. Big wood deck under
the trees! Laundry h/u, CH&A. Go look!
322 N. 3rd St. $595/mo. 261-6846
rent starting at $595. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS. for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)261-0791 or visit our
site at
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $650/mo. + deposit. 1/2 off
1st month. (904)716-0579
OCEAN VIEW 2433B S. Fletcher.
Upstairs, 3BR/1BA, CH&A. Public beach
access. 1 yr lease. $925/mo. +
utilities. Call (904)753-0807.
+ deposit. Utilities & cable included. No
smoking. (904)277-2759
duplex, 2BR/1.5BA, ceiling fans,
dishwasher, W/D hookups. $850/mo.
57 S. Fletcher Ave. (904)277-7622
$397/MO. 4BR/3BA HUD home. (5%
down 15 yrs @ 8% apr). more home
available from $199/mo. for listings
call (800)366-9783 x5669. ANF
Efficiency kitchen. $550/mo incl. utili-
ties + deposit. No smoking. Service
animals only. 277-6763 or 583-0862
OCEANVIEW 1BR/1BA downstairs -
Carpeted. Patio. Sewer, water, garbage
incl. 337 N. Fletcher. Year lease.
$625/mo. + $725 dep. (904)556-5722.
835 ELLEN ST. (off Tarpon). 2BR/
1:SBA TH. Close to beach. $875/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-
OCEAN VIEW 2BR, No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.
1.5SBA, CH&A, W/D connections,
covered deck. No smoking. $900/mo.
+ sec. dep. One year lease. 737 N.
Fletcher. 261-4127
SMALL 1BR at the beach. No
smoking. Service animals only. Utilities
included. References, deposit required.
$650/mo. (904)335-1665

857 Condos-Furnishedc
included. $1175/mo. Call Terri at (904)
2BR/1BA partially furnished condo
1/2 block from beach. $1000/mo.
Utilities not included. Small pets OK.
Community pool, tennis court,
playground: (904)415-6078
Beautifully furnished 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
pool. $1100/mo. + utilities. No
smoking. (910)695-9935
6 month lease & more.
AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129
Furnished Oceanview Condo
for Rent
2BR, beautiful hardwood & ceramic tile
floors, all new appliances incl flat-
screened TV. $760/morith. 904-277-

Have you visited Somerset Apartments
located on Amelia Island Parkway?

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I & 2 bedroom apartment homes
Single story design no stairs
Prices starting at ljut $595
All apartments. meet ADA requirements
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STwenty Minutes to
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1858 Condos-Unfurnishedl
renovated 2BR/1.5BA w/patio, new
appliances, W/D. $1000/mo. 833 A
Tarpon Ave. (904)206-0817
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $650/mo. + deposit. 1/2 off
1st month. (904)716-0579
Master suite 1st floor, 2BR/2.5BA, loft,
garage, 1707 sq. ft. $1350/mo. (904)
1-car garage, 1/4 mi from beach, 2 yrs
old, SS, granite countertops. $1200/
mo. + sec. dep. (904)294-1587
2BR/1.5BA CONDO 1.5 blocks from
beach. Completely remodeled, ameni-
ties incl. $900/mo. + sec dep. (912)
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in
special, RTO. $975/mo. '(904)251-9525
ground floor. Small complex, ameni-
ties, gated. Central location on the is-
land near medical facilities. 556-6853.

859 Homes-Furnished I

2BA, gar., furn., gated comm., pool, 5
mins to beach. $600/wk. or $1600/mo.
261-6204, 206-0035
2BA. $1500/mo + utilities. Short/long
term & weekly. Pet w/fee. Also, 1 side
roommates $500/mo. (912)552-8601

3/1, Florida Ave. off of Citrona.
$1000/mo. (904)556-6861

1860 Homes-Unfurnished

OVERLOOKING preservation, formal
dining, eat-in kitchen $1150
Located on quiet cul-de-sac, eat-in
kitchen $975
Large yard, lots of tile, near schools
and beach $900
Spacious two bedroom in Ocean Ridge
Rent or Lease to own, three bedroom
on Island $1050
Three bedroom in Amelia Green $1300
Four bedroom in Flora Parke $1400
Four bedroom on lake $1200
Heritage Realty 556-2622
2200SF HOME 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage att-
ached, 1 yr min. lease req. $1350/mo.
2815 Ocean Dr. (904)753-2230

3BR/2BA HOME in Nassau Lakes.
No smoking., Service animals only.
$1050/mo. + $1050 deposit. Call Kate
at (904)491-0112.
1405 BEECH ST. 3BR/2BA, recently
remodeled, fenced yard, W/D, deck off
master, small pet. Negotiable. $975/
mo. 556-5493; 557-1948
month free programs. Off Island -
Beachway, 96679 Arrigo, 3BR/2BA, 2
car garage, $1200/mo. Lofton Oaks -
86088 Santa Barbara, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, $950/mo. On Island 2826
Scrub 3ay, 3BR/1BA, pet friendly,
flooring,. yard! $950/mo. Drive by, call'
numbers on signs.
716 S. 12TH ST. 3BR/2BA, recently
renovated. Washer, fenced yard, nice
neighborhood. First, last, & deposit.
References. $895/mo. (904)261-5630
OPEN HOUSE 492 Starboard
Landing. Sun. -3/1, 2pm-4pm. Close
to beach, 4BR/3BA, 2400 sq. ft., gour-
met kitchen, fireplace. (703)577-8384
HUD HOMES 5BR $29,700. Only
$225/mo. 3BR only $199/mo. Must
see. 5% down 15 yrs @8%. For listings
(800)366-9783 x1572. ANF

For Rent

2 units available! 2BR/1BA,
completely rebuilt, all new
appliances, W/D hook-up.
Phillips Manor area, close to
beach & Ritz-Carlton.
Avail 3/1. $1,000/unit

Call Johli Stack

S Club
Best Address in Fernandina Beach

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

Call for Details

1860 Homes-Unfurnished I
townhome with 1-car garage. Like
new! Available now. $925/mo. Pets OK
with approval. Call (904)335-0307.
4BR/3BA 2800sf split plan, near
beach & greenway, pool. Available now
with 12 month lease, longer term
considered. $1825/mo. (904)556-2929
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
3BR/2BA HOME Egans Bluff North
area. Large fenced yard, screen porch,
renovated, painted, 2-car garage, on
cul de sac. $1150/mo. + utilities. Rent
and security deposits. Credit refer-
ences. (904)277-7673
2108 Sapelo Ct., $1295/mo. 3BR/2BA,
96005 Starlight Ln., $995/mo. Please
call (954)856-1424.
Waterfront Bells River Estates -
New 2800sf concrete bik home. 4/3
w/master up & down, gourmet kitchen,
2-car gar. $1395/mo. (9Q4)860-5564
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.
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
American Beach 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1100/mo. Marsh
Lakes 4572 Village Dr., 3BR/2.SBA,
T.H., 1860sf, lakefront, pool & tennis,
$1295/mo. North Hampton 861452
N. H. Club Way, 4BR/4BA w/bonus,
2994sf, $2200/mo. Don Brown
Realty at 225-5510 or 571-7177.
YULEE 4/2.5, 2-story model home in
Heron Isles. $1275/mo. includes cable.
CALLAHAN townhome on Brown St.,
3/2, 1-c.g., $1200/mo. (904)556-6861
3BR/2BA DW Yulee Hills area.
Approx 1700 sq. ft., fireplace, DW,
utility room, 2 refrigerators, 1 acre.
$900/ mo + dep. (904)556-1948
2BR/1BA House carport, on island,
$800/mo. + $800 dep. Small Trailer
- acre + lot, Nassauville, $650/mo. +
$650 dep. (904)753-0165. Negotiable
GREAT LOCATION so. end of island
near beach & Ritz Carlton. 3BR/2BA, 2-
car garage, 1900sf. $1200/mo. Pets
OK. (904)491-5058 or (904)335-7392
- Downtown, w/pool. Live/work. Amaz-
ing! $3500/mo.
DEEP WATER Waterfront 3BR/2BA,
large back porch. First Coast Realty
4BR/3BA Hardwooded floor home
for rent in a quiet family neighborhood.
Close to beach and' downtown. ,Call
NICE 2BR/1BA COTTAGE on island
with large yard, wood floors, all
appliances, 2 decks. $825/mo. Call
4/3 ISLAND HOME in Ocean Reach
subdivision. Heated pool, fenced in
back yard, near beach, quiet neigh-
borhood. Small pets okay. No smoking.
One year lease. $1,600/mo. + 1 month
security deposit. (904)430-3253
PAGE HILL All brick home, 3BR/2BA,
large lot, water softener, washer/dryer.
$1195. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
3BR/1BA HOME in Yulee, fully
equipped kitchen, CH&A, fenced in
back yard w/shed, water softener, W/D
hook up. References required. $900/
mo + $600,sec dep. (904)307-8088 or
3BR/2BA HOME in town. 1 yr. old.
For rent or sale option. Rent credit.


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1006-A Natures Walk 2BR/2.5BA,
2 car gar., handicapped equipped, tile
floor, wide doors. $1,200/mo. + until.
*3BR/IBA home in the Historic
District. 23 S. 10th St. $1,100/mo. +
*-3BR/3BA Amelia Park 2,358 sq. ft.,
includes yard & pool maint.
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo..+
*2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn., w/
.2 car garage, pool & tennis included.
$950/mo. + util.
*2BR/IBA Mobile Home on Bailey
Road $700/mo + util.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck Oceanview
$ 1,000/mo. + util.
*3BR/ Amelia Woods, short
distance to beach, pool, tennis. Will
do lease purchase $1,250/mo. + util.
*2BR/lBA Oceanfront Gar. Apt.,
2822 S. Fletcher $1,150/mo. + util
1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl. yard maint.
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. 2BR/IBA
$850/mo. plus utilities.
*730 S. 14th St. 3BR/I BA, $850/mo
+util, $1,200 security deposit

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

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860 Homes-Unfurnished |
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000.
Only $199/mo. 5% down 15 years @ N EW S
8% apr. Buy 4BR $259/mo. For listings LEA D ER
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF

1861 Vacation RentalsI

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

S863 Office
SEVERAL OFFICES from $400 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities, all above
the Palace Saloon. Also 850sf at 17 S.
8th St. Call George (904)557-5644.
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597

ING" Small offices available. Call
Manager, (770)444-9800.
S. 14th St. $800/mo..Call 261-8822.
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.
Office Space includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
AVAILABLE 100 to 1000+ sq ft.
Locations near AIP on Amelia Island
and AIA & US17 in Yulee. Perfect for
Small Businesses and Professionals.
Call Chaplin Williams Rentals 261-0604
or visit

1864 Commercial/Retaill
DEERWALK Prime high' visibility
location on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
FOR LEASE 1250 sq. ft. office
warehouse. High traffic area. Two roll
up bays. (904)753-2178

901 Automobiles
Police Impounds '97 Honda Civic
$500. '97 Honda Accord $700. Hondas,
Chevys, Jeeps from $500. For listings
call (800)366-9813 x3632. ANF
MUST SELL Autos, PU's & Vans. Geo
Tracker, mini-van, S/W. Cash/make
pymts/finance. All running. Starting
$800-$3500. For details 261-5034.
2003 Chevrolet Blazer Utility 4WD -
Power doors & windows. 81,000 miles.
A/C. $6,000. To see call Vivian or
George Geiger (904)225-5404.
1995 HONDA ACCORD Runs great,
4 cyl., 4-door, red, 122K mi. $4,800/
OBO. (904)556-3685

1 902 Trucks
1998 FORD F150 3 door, excellent
shape, 23mpg. $3,000. Call (904)225-

904 Motorcycles I
GLIDE A lot of extras. 22,000 miles.
Like new. Garage kept. $9500/OBO.


Real Estate, Inc.

1300 sq. ft. office space in Historic
District. $1,200/mo. + tax & util. 23 S.
10th Street. .1/2 block off
Centre/Atlantic. '
1539 S. 8th St. I room office & bath,
private ent. $300/mo. + tax.
*Office/Retail -212 S. 8th St. Flexible
space, close to Centre St.
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good '
exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space $1350/mo + tax
*Approx 1,800 s.f. Retail Bldg 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
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 $1,
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, ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space. $12 per sf
+ tax.
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* 95035 Woodberry Lane (The Preserve) 4BR/4BA large master
bedroom has a garden tub and separate shower. This is a beautiful
home locate in the Preserve. $1850
* 415 Georgia Ave 3BR/2BA Home has fireplace in family room,
screened in patio, security system and two car garage. Rent includes
lawn and pest control. $1495
* 95053 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio
and well maintained lawn. IHome has separate dining and fireplace in
living room. $1595
* 95069 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio
and well maintained lawn. I Iome Iis separate dining and fireplace in
living room. $1595
* 2100 Belveder 2BR/IBA located close to middle and high school,
only one block from Atlantic Ave. Rear yard is fenced in. $900
* 2139 Sapelo Court 2BR/2BA Fantastic home located in quiet small
neighborhood. I lonie has brand new tile, paint and carpet. $1000
* 86351 Eastport Drive (North Hampton) 4BR/3BA This is a
beautiful home with a large screened-in patio with a great view of the
lake. Kitchen opens up to fliamily room and dining room. Home has
fireplace in famiily room. $1800
* 96398 Otter Run Dr. 3BR/2BA HIome has a fireplace in the living
room, new carpet & paint. Two car garage. $1250
* 86550 Cartesian Point Drive (Cartesian Point) 3BR/2BA Great
home in very nice area. Close tojax. $1200
* 86016 Cherry Laurel (Hickory Village) 3BR/2BA Home located
just off 1-95, Great room opens to a beautiful kitchen with stainless
steel appliances. $1050
* 86164 Cartesian Point Drive 3BR/2BA home located close to 1-95
in beautiful Cartesian Point. $1150
* 95107 Twin Oaks Lane (Spanish Oaks) 3BR/2BA home with
large fenced in lawn, split floor plan with extra room off of thyentry
that can be used for guest bedroom or office, new paint. $1100
* 19 Marsh Bay Court 3BR/2BA Beautiful home located in cul-de-
sac, solid surface counter tops in kitchen and baths. Lovely lanai.
* 96026 Stoney Drive (Stoney Creek) 3BR/2BA Townhome locat-
ed in gated community with community pool. Rent includes lawn care.

* IN 4th Street Apt. C IBR/1BA Located in historic district. $600
* 883-B Mary Street 2BR/1.5BA Only 2 blocks from ocean, one car
garage. $950
* 1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to the
Y.M.C.A. and centrally located near shopping centers. $1800
* 966 Chad Street 3BR/2BA very well kept townhome. Airy floor
plan. $1100 Reduced to $950
* 95046 Springtide Lane 38R/4BA. This is a beautiful tovn home
located in a gated community off A1A off of the Intercoastal water-
way. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $2475
* 95096 5-B Barclay Place 3BR/2BA Townhome located in gated
community. Enjoy luxury living in this up-stairs unit with elevator in
garage. $1450
* 1854 Carnation (Amelia Park) 3BR/2.5BA Beautiful maintained
home located across from neighborhood park. Wood floors throughout
lower level of home with carpet upstairs. Includes courtyard for relax-
ing evenings. $1400
* 2850 South Fletcher 3BR/1BA beautiful ocean views. $1295
* 2418 N. First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA spend the summer evenings enjoy-
ing the ocean views from the upper deck of this great townhome.
Located only one block from the ocean. Rent includes lawn care and
pest control. $925
* 2443B First Ave. 3BR/2BA townhome with fireplace in family
room. Home is only one block from the ocean. $900

* 3200 South Fletcher C-2 (Ocean Dunes) '- 2BR/BA enjoy the
warm evenings on the covered deck looking at the beautiful ocean, or
spend cool evenings relaxing by the fireplace. Condo located in gated
community with swimming pool. Rent includes water, sewer, trash,
lawn and pool care. $1400
* 2734 South Fletcher 5BR/2BA looking for a wonderful get away for
the winter then come take a look at this wonderful home on the ocean
with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs. Wood floors,
modern bathrooms, casual furnishings, and windows everywhere.The
upper level deck has stairs that take you right to the beach. Home is
completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment.-$2250
* 401-B Mizell 3BR/2BA Fully furnished. All appliances and cook-
ware. Three bedrooms full of furniture. $1100

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backyard. IlHarint odi ooIrslltoutiouL Studywit lbuiltln hookshekles.
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1,900,000 MLSII 45754


*535-A Ocean Ave., 2/2
upstairs apartment,
Oceanfront. Great views.
Includes water. $1,050/mo.


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