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Foreclosures on rise here

A "foreclosure tsunami" is sweep-,
ing the United States, and particular-
ly Florida, but local experts say
Nassau.County has been spared the
worst of it.
There were 3.2 million foreclosure
filings nationally in 2008, an 81 percent
increase over the year before, accord-
ing to RealtyTrac, an online market-
place. Nevada, Arizona and Florida
paced the nation in such filings.





N.L's Leader
Most people in Nassau
County may not know
about it. but there is a
national wilderness
program, known as Outward -
Bound, located in the backw'oods
and wetlands of Yulee.',
One of only three Outward
Bound programs in Florida, the,
Short Term Expedition Program
(STEPF ha-s been in the area for
about 35 years, beginning in a ware-
house on South Third Street in
Fernandina Beach. The other two
Florida Outward Bound programs
are in Scontsmoor, south of Daytona,
Beach, and in Key Largo.
Program Director Carlos.
Chaves-Tifur, who has been with
the Yulee program for 10 years,
says itis part of jhe Nassau County
school system and employs only
t certified teachers for its instructors:
The program is funded by the state
Department ofJuvenile Justice, and
students are referred by parents,
social service agencies, school
counselors or judges.
But, says Chaves-Tifur, it is a
low-risk program with no barbed
wire, for non-violent teenagers only
most of whom have been charged
with misdemeanors and low
felonies. They are referred to the
program with the hope that it will
permanently keep them out of the
juvenile justice system. Participants
come from all over the state of
The 30-day Outward Bound
STEP program emphasizes learning
life skills through challenging
wilderness activities, and the pro-
gram in Yulee uses canoe trips on
the St. Marys River, Suwanee River
and the Intracoastal Waterway to

But 'we haven't felt anything like
(Central and South Florida) yet.'

But according to Terry Powell,
CEO of Property Management
Systems of Yulee, which manages
15,000 condominium units, Amelia
Island has not seen nearly the same
foreclosure rates as Central and South

That is good news for local condo
owners, who in other parts of Florida
have seen spikes in their association
fees because of delinquent payments.
plus vacant units and-delayed improve-

"We haven't felt anything like
(those foreclosure rates) yet," says
Powell. This is because, he said,
oceanfront properties have not lost
their value the way inland residences
have. "An oceanfront condo is not a
terrible place to be," he added.
And unlike Miami and Dade'
County, which Powell described as
"incredibly overbuilt," there was not
as much speculative building on
FORECLOSURE Continued on 3A

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A colorful mural, above, illustrates life during the Yulee Outward Bound STEP program, where stu-
dents learn life skills by wilderness canoe trips. Educational Coordinator Heidi Skogman and
Program Director Carlos Chaves-Tifur stand at the lip of the wetlands next to the Outward Bound base
camp in Yulee, below.

. teach those skills. Other programs
may use backpacking, rock climb-
ing. sailing, mountaineering, white-
water rating, sea kayaking or even ,
dog sledding. ,
Each expedition, or "course," is
made up of eight to 11 students,
with two to four instructors, with.
boys and girls separated.
Instructors stay with their groups
24 hours a day. Students must pass
a physical exam to be admitted to
the program, and they must not
'have a fear of water. The Yulee facil-
ity brings 22 boys' groups and 11
girls' groups through the program
yearly. "Every group is a'unique
family," says C havez-T ifu r.
"All the dynamics of being a
teenager will come out here." says
Chavez-Tifur. "It's the catalyst dhat
brings students to what they need
to work on."
The highly structured program's
principles are meant to develop
character, leadership skills and
OUTW4RD Continuied on 4A

Health care pros

seek Medicaid fix

Medicaid reform came under fire
at a health care discussion hosted by
State Rep. Janet Adkins last week at
the FCCJ Betty P Cook Nassau Center
in Yulee.'
Nassau County was one of several
Florida counties chosen in. 2007 to par-
ticipate in a Medicaid reform pilot pro-
gram. The program reduced the num-
ber of Medicaid providers in each
county and allowed the selected
providers to oversee patient care in a
manner similar to a private HMO.
The intent of the pilot program was
to save money and cut down on fraud-
ulent claims. However, many health

care professionals have complained
that poor planning and implementa-
tion have led to decreased availability
of services and slow claim payment
from insurance companies. In fact, a
study published Feb. 14 by the Florida
Medical Association concluded that
many health care providers were no
longer offering Medicaid services
because of the program. The study
also stated that the program could not
be proved to have saved money.
Adkins, who is introducing a bill
aimed at improving the process, host-
ed the forum Feb. 26 to listen to the
concerns of health care professionals
from the district She said fixing health

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State Rep. Janet Adkins, center, listens to a question with Baptist
Medical Center Nassau Administrator Jim Mayo, right, and health
administrators Nancy Mills of Clay County and Jeffrey Goldhagen
of Duval County, background.



city end

The Florida House Inn will not have
to pay more than $100, city fines
and liens as the result of a settlement
agreement between the inn and the
city of Fernandina Beach.
City commissioners approved the
settlement at their meeting Tuesday.
Joe and Diane Warwick, owners of
the historic inn on South Third Street,
brought a lawsuit last April against
the city, code enforcement officer Fred
Lindes and the Code' Enforcement
Board. The lawsuit complained of
"spotty enforcement" by'city police in
handling noise complaints against the
Green Turtle Tavern next door. It also
said the city "inconsistently and
unequally" enforced a neon sign ordi-
nance in levying fines of $250 a day
against the inn for violations. : -
The settlement, reached Feb. 20,
releases the Florida House from hav-
ing to pay any fines or liens levied for
sign violations, which City Attorney
Tammi Bach said were "in excess of
LAWSUIT Continued on 3A


accused of



A state hearing officer will decide
next month if Nassau County Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves took illegal cam-
paign contributions last year as he was
running for his second' term as sheriff.
Richard King, who ran against
Seagraves in the Republican primary
election, filed a complaint last April
with the Florida Elections Commission
alleging the infraction.
In the complaint, King alleged
Seagraves accepted two $500 dona-
tions from Patricia
White, a local physi-
cian and the wife of
Assistant State
Attorney Wesley
White one on Oct.
19, 2007, and another
on March 11, 2008.
Two $500 donations
were also accepted Seagraves
from Callahan Paint and Body -
and Body the first
on Oct. 10, 2007, and a t second on
March 11, 2008.
The maximum donation allowed by
law is $500 per individual or business
per election.
The extra $500 was refunded to
accounWhite and Callahan Paint and Bodyusi-

es accounWhite, which would have beenewly

Seappointed diagrectored, saying the

SEAGRAVES Continued on 3A

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The Fernandina Beach
division of the Nassau
County Civil Defense was
given a mobile 200-bed hos-
pital unit to use in case of
emergency or disaster.
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Car show



The Amelia Island Con-
cours d'Elegance Founda-
tion, Inc. has announced
changes in parking for the
14th annual Amelia Island
Concours d'Elegance, March
For many years, the
Concours has roped off por-
tions of South Fletcher
Avenue and Amelia Island
Parkway bordering The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island, to
prevent unauthorized park-
ing of vehicles during the
show on Sunday.
For 2009, roping will be
replaced by "No Parking"
signs, which will be erected
in these areas. Individuals
who attempt to park in these
areas are subject to being
"It's unfortunate. that we
have to do this because' it is
an additional cost to,the .
charity, but the Concours
was the subject of a lawsuit
in.2008, which claimed that a
person had tripped over the
ropes and hurt themselves,"
said Bill Warner, Concours
founder and chairman, in a
press release., "Our intention
is to prevent this from hap-
pening again, and we hope
the public will respect this
change and park their vehi-
cles at the airport where
there is plenty of space."
General spectator parking
for the Concours will be
available at the. Fernandina,
Beach Municipal Airport on
March 15 for $10 per car.
SThe cost includes shuttle
service between The Ritz-
SCarlton, Amelia Island and.
the airport beginning at 8:15
a.m. and ending at 6 p.m.
The 2009 Arhelia Island
Concours d'Elegance is a
^ weekend of activities with
the Concours d'Elegance
being held Sunday, March
15, on the 10th and 18th fair-
ways of The Golf Club of
Amelia Island at Summer
Beach adjacent to The Ritz-
Carlton, AmeliaIsland. The
show will honor the achieve-
ments of versatile racer/
32034 SPEED Channel commenta-
tor David Hobbs and the
1-3698 cars of Bohman & Schwartz.
esses. The show's foundation has
donated nearly $1.6 million
:om to Community Hospice of
lay Northeast Florida, Inc..
For information, visit
mandina or
900) at (904) 636-0027.
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at Yulee RESTON, Va. The price
iut there of gold is once again selling at
tail nor- near all-time high prices. That
combined with tough econom-
7, 1984 ic times has many people anx-
ious to take advantage of high
GO prices by selling their gold for
scrap. The American Society
rict of Appraisers cautions con-
evised sumers to learn the ropes
ichael's before jumping into a gold
r tabling marketplace that may not
n earlier offer the best deal.
3, 1999 With gold parties spring-
ing up in people's homes and
in hotel ballrooms across the
country, and mail-in gold busi-.
nesses multiplying, it is impor-
B tant for consumers to become
educated about the gold mar-
ket before selling their gold.
V W "If consumers don't know
what they have and approxi-
mately what it is worth," said
Margaret Olsen, accredited
senior appraiser of the Ameri- -
4 can Society of Appraisers,
"they have absolutely no idea
if they are getting a fair value
*for their gold."
The American Society of
Appraisers offers tips to con-


David Cabell
David Cabell, 58, passed
away March 1, 2009. He was
born in Huntington, West
Virginia and had resided in
Jacksonville since 1998.
I Mr. Cabell was the owner of
Cabell Insurance and Financial
Services, a member of Fruit
Cove Baptist Church and the
Rotary Club of Fernandina
Beach. He was an avid "Gator"
fan in spite of attending Ohio
State University and Franklin,
Survivors include his wife,
Bev; ,-2 sons, Michael and.
Matthew; a daughter, Sara; his.
mother, Mary Fowler; a, broth-
er, Gene Cabell; and 6 nieces
and nephews. .
A memorial service will be.
held at 11 a.m. today, March 6,,
2009 in Fruit Cove Baptist
Church, 501 State Rd. 13, St.
Johns, FL 32259, with Dr. Tim
Maynard officiating.
In lieu of flowers,
S-uggests donations be madeto
Fruit'Cove Baptist Church.'
Giddnsi PecdFuneralHome

Ira "Ja'y" Holton
Mr. Ira "Jay" Holton, age 78,
of Fernandina Beach,'FL passed
away on Tuesday afternoon,
March 3, 2009 at the home of
his daughter.
Born in Soperton, GA, to the
late Ira Holton, Sr., and Emma
Lee Key Holton, he has been a
resident of Fernandina since
the age of eighteen. 'For over
thirty years, Mr. Holton was
known as the "Butcher" and
Meat Market Manager for
Pantry Pride and Louie Lowe's
Grocery Store on 8th Street.
An avid antique collector and
dealer, he and his wife owned
and operated Antique stores on
8th Street, Ash Street, Centre
Street to include Past
Reflections; as well as being an
Auctioneer at the old Crab Trap
location. He had attended St.
Michael Catholic Church for
the past twenty years; loved trav-
eling, camping and dancing the
jitterbug with his wife.:
Mr. Holton is preceded in
death by, his wife of 58 years,
Mary Jeanel Holton, who
passed away in 1999, and a son,
Charles Ira Holton, who passed
away in 1968.:
He leaves behind, their two
sons, David Martin Holton.,
James Neil Holton, their daugh-
ter, LoraJeanel Balsamo (Iony),
three grandchildren, Charles
David Holton, Logan Ashton
'Stone, Anthony Gerard

Balsamo, III, one great-grand-
son, Ira Cole Holton, all of
Fernandina Beach, and several
nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial
will be at 9:30 am today from
St. Michael Catholic Church
with Reverend Brian Eburn,
Mr. Holtonwill be laid to rest
beside his wife in Bosque Bello
Guests and friends were
invited to visit on Thursday from
5:00-7:00 pm at the funeral
home. The Vigil service for the
deceased was at 6:00 pm on
Thursday at the funeral home.
Please share his life story at

Curtis.W Mills
Mr. Curtis W. Mills, age 89,
of Yulee,. passed away on
Tuesday morning, March 3,
2009 at Baptist Medical Center
Born in Islandton, SC, he
had been a resident of Yulee for
over 50 years.
Mr. Mills. had
worked at, the
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Berlin Road as
Sa Millwright
and Mechanic
for over 25 years before retiring.
He had served in the U.S.,
Army as a Staff Sergeant during
the Normandy Invasion, serv-
ing in Sicily,. North Africa,
Northern France and Germany.
During his military service he
received the Purple Heart for
injuries received during battle in.
Mr. Mills also received
numerous commendations
including the Combat Infantry
Badge, Bronze Service Stars,
American Defense Service
Medal and the Good Conduct
Medal. He was a former mem-
ber of the V.EW. in Walterboro,
An avid outdoorsman, he
loved fishing, hunting and lis-
tening to yodeling.
Mr. Mills is preceded in
death by, his wife of 62 years,
Laura D. Mills, who passed
away in 2006.
He leaves behind, their chil-
dren, J.W. Mills, Fernandina
Beach, FL, Madison "Skeeter"
Mills (Julie), Goose Creek, SC,
Angeline Mills Brown, Yulee,
FL, Roy Mills (Martha),
Walterboro, SC, Wayne Mills
(Gail), Yulee, FL, Annie J.
Taylor (Parker), Yulee, FL, a
sister Gail Cook (J.C.),
Walterboro, SC, thirteen grand-

children, twenty-nine great-
grandchildren, one great-great-
grandchild and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be at
11:00 am 'today, from the
Burgess Chapel with Reverend
Hartford Peeples, officiating.
Mr. Mills will be laid to rest
beside his wife in Hughes
Guest and friends were invit-
ed to visit on Thursday from
5:00-7:00 pm at the funeral
Please share his life story at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Myrtice Courson
Mrs. Myrtice. Courson
Shuman, age 81, of Yulee,
passed away on Tuesday after-
noon, March 3, 2009 at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
Born jn Blackshear, GA, she
was a daughter of the late
Dalton and Amanda Durance
Courson. A longtime resident
of Nassau County, she was a
member of Hedges Baptist
Mrs. Shuman is.preceded in
death by: her husband of 62
years, Mr. J.C. Shuman, who
passed away in July of 2006.
She leaves behind their two
sons, James Larry Shuman
(Myra), Fernandina Beach, FL,
Lonnie C. Shuman (Brenda),
Yulee, FL, three sisters, Thelma
Lovell, Blackshear, GA, Myrtle
Sowell Sapp, Yulee, FL, Vilee
Carter, Alma, GA, beloved sis-
ter-in-law, Lee Courson, four
grandchildren, Curry Shuman,
David Shuman (Sara), Tina
Davis (Karl), Sherry Shuman,
five great-grandchildren, Raemi
Davis, Zane Page, Spenser
Anderson, Brendon Anderson,'
Christina Anderson and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at
11:00 am on Thursday from the
Burgess Chapel with, her
nephew, Reverend Calvin
Courson, officiating.
Mrs. Shuman will be laid to
rest beside her husband in
.Hughes Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Larry
Courson, Howard Courson,
Tracey Sowell, Ray Carter,
Bobby Courson, Billy Courson
and Jay Page.
Guests and friends were
invited to visit from 5:00-7:00
pm.on Wednesday at the funer-
al home.
Please share her life story
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

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County residents and their families. Please ask your funeral-home or cremation society to fax us or e-mail us
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The Rqv. James H. Payne
is the pastor of Friendship
Baptist Church on Miner
Road in Yulee. The listing is
incorrect in the Places of
Worship directory in the 2009
Fact Book.
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accuracy. We will promptly cor-
rect all factual errors. Please
,, ,ti.i- the editor of errors at
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Uniform cookout
Drew Scott and his wife,
Parker, will host a catered.
cookout for employees of the
Nassau County Sheriff's
Office, the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
and county and city fire res-
cue from 4-8 p.m. March 11
at their new shopping center
at the corner of Amelia
Island Parkway and A1A.
The cookout is to thank

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The Nassau County Tradtion since 1931
Visit Our Life Stories at www.OxlevHeard.coni

those who protect and serve
and the Parkers are ready for
more than 150 people.
AARP meeting
Local AARP Chapter 4608
will meet March 10 at 1 p.m.
at the Council on Aging
(across from Baptist Medical
Center Nassau).
New members are need-
ed; meet people your age,
exchange ideas and tackle
issues important to seniors.
The local chapter also under-
takes community projects.
March will be declared
Women's History Month by
the city of Fernandina Beach
- a program started by
Chapter 4608 several years




urge caution when selling gold
S Start be worth less. have a piece of jewelry
by looking Ask the jeweler what per- appraised should choose an
1 for a stamp centage they take from the accredited member of a
on the sale and what percentage the nationally recognized apprais-
back of the metal refinery takes and then al organization, such as the
2 > jewelry you will have an idea of what American Society of
that lists you should be paid. Appraisers, as well as a
...=..== the karats: "It really is a bit complicat- Graduate Gemologist of the
24 karat gold is 0.999 pure, 18 ed for the average person to' Gemological Institute of
karat gold is 0.750 pure, 14 know exactly what they have America (GIA) or the
karat gold is 0.583 pure and 1,0 to begin with and to do the Gemmological Association of
karat gold is 0.417 pure. It is math to figure out what they Great Britain (FGA). For gold
important to note that not all should be paid," said Olsen. coins and bars, ask an accred-
gold jewelry contains the "That is why it is really impor- ited gold appraiser or numis-
exact purity that is on the tant to deal with a reputable matist Also, ask about an
stamp. Gold from other coun- local jeweler with ties to the appraiser's credentials and
tries may be less pure than community." make sure they are still active.
stamped and older 14 karat Take time to assess To find an appraiser or to
jewelry, like that produced in whether selling gold jewelry learn more about appraisals,
the 1970's and earlier, may for scrap is the best option, visit
have a purity of 13.5 karats. Broken and mismatched jew- ASA is an international
Next, find out the cur- elry are the best candidates to organization of appraisal pro-
rent prices of gold by looking be melted down. However, fessionals and others dedicated
at websites like many pieces have more value to the education, development
The price is quoted per troy when sold whole to an estate and growth of the appraisal
ounce. A troy ounce is 31.1 jeweler or buyer. Pieces from profession. ASA is the oldest
grams. To get the price per well-known designers, well- and only major organization
gram, divide the. daily price of crafted antique pieces, or representing all disciplines of
gold by 31.1 grams and you pieces with gem stones appraisal specialists, originat-
will get the price for a gram of should be valued because ing in 1936 and incorporating
24 karat gold. Most items are melting them down may not in 1952. ASA's headquarters is
not pure gold so if you have be the best option. in the metropolitan
18, 14 or 10 karat gold it will Consumers who want to Washington, D.C., area.


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Amelia Island. Many of the
condominium communities
here, he said, have been estab-
lished for years, and are not
now in financial straits.
"We know that the vast
majority of people on Amelia
Island still have regular jobs
and are raising their kids," said
Powell. "The values have pret-
ty much stayed steady."
Those who are suffering
most, said Powell, are those
who bought new properties at
mid-2008 prices, and still
expected some appreciation.
"If you bought late last year,
you got hurt," he says.
"Brand-new markets are
struggling," said Powell. "The
customers are just not out
Foreclosures are on the
increase in Nassau County.
Among more than 200 listed
online are condos in Cape
Sound, Amelia Lakes, The
Cottages at Stoney Creek, The
Palms at Amelia, The Terraces
at Beachside, Captains Court
Villas and others.
Most filings, though, were
for single-family homes, includ-

ADKINS Continued from L4A
care is a bipartisan concern.
"Medicaid reform is not a
Republican or a Democrat
issue," she said. "It's an issue
that affects the most vulnerable
and needy in our community."
Health care professionals
attending the forum said the
Medicaid reform pilot program
had created many problems
for providers and was difficult
for patients to navigate. "One of
the things we've been hearing
from folks about Medicaid
reform is that it's very confus-
ing, and they don't have access
to the services they used to,"
said Leah Cook, advocacy and
outreach director of the Florida
Community Health Action and
Dr. Jeffrey Goldhagen,
director of the Duval County
Health Department, sharply
criticized the managed care
systems that oversee patient
care under the program. "I can
tell you, as a person who dealt
with about a dozen Medicaid
managed care systems, that
they came into our communi-
ties, they took our patient, they
raped the system and they left
us holding the bag," he said.
"It's not about patient care -
it's about privatization and
deregulation.... As much as we\'
want tb talk about reform, it's
not going to help. until we talk
about those twoissues."'
Jim Mayo, administrator of
Baptist Medical Center-
Nassau, said health care costs
as a whole were out of control.
"The financing of health care
management in this country is
an unsustainable mess, and we
have to acknowledge it," he
said. "Over my career we have
tried again and again to con-
trol healthcare spending, and
we have failed, miserably.
Health care spending contin-
ues to' rise as a percentage ,of
our (gross domestic product),".
However, Mayo said, there
seemed to be light at the end of
the tunnel. "For the first time,
we have everybody coming to
the table trying to get to 'yes.'
... What we can't have is con-
tinued obstructionism," he
said. "We'll only get to where
we need to get working with
good intentions."

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checks were given to his cam-
paign more than six months
apart and the double donations
went unnoticed at first.
"'There was nothing willful,
there was noa, intent to do any-
thing wrong, and that's what we
have to, let the hearing officer
know," Seagraves said.
The hearing officer will adju-
dicate the case on April 29.
At the hearing, Seagraves
said he plans to simply relay.
what happened and how the
mistake wasn't immediately
'I'm going to go down there
and tell the truth," he said. "I
was getting checks from any-
where from $5 to $500 ... checks
came rolling in quickly, and we
really didn't have anyway to
track that information, we were
mainly trying to keep up with all
the, other information they
require you to keep up with,
and one of the checks was given
to me personally and the other
to my treasurer."
According to state statutes,
Seagraves could be fined up to
$2,000 if authorities determines
he "willfully" accepted the illegal
The Florida Elections Com-
mission, which consists of nine
members appointed by the gov-
ernor, initially investigated
King's complaint. From there,
the case was passed to the
Florida Division of Administra-
tive Hearings.

ing in subdivisions such as
North Hampton, Yulee Hills,
Pirates Wood, Lofton Creek,
Lakewood, Interlachen-by-the-
Sea, Amelia National and more.
Foreclosures have
increased countywide, but
Powell said he didn't think it
was epidemic as in other parts
of Florida such as Fort Myers.
Powell also noted that the
Jacksonville Business Journal
rated Jacksonville in the Top 10
areas for affordable housing in
America just six months ago.
Recent reports show that
Florida condo communities hit
by high foreclosure rates have
had revenue shortfalls in
condo association fees as well
as postponements in upkeep
and repair. A was conducted
online by the Com-munity
Association Leadership Lobby
elicited responses from 1,589
property owners between Jan.
15-Feb. 1, and detailed growing
Bill Nussbaum, a Jackson-
ville real estate lawyer, said that
in a case where a percentage of
condo fees are not coming in,
it is within the rights of elected
condominium boards to
increase assessments. This is
particularly painful, he said,

Clay County Health
Department Administrator
Nancy Mills vWasn't so opti-
mistic. "Do you understand
that for the first time in the his-
tory of our country, babies
being born now will have a
shorter lifespan than the gen-
eration that preceded them?"
she' said. "We spend more
money per capital on health
care than any other industrial-
ized nation, and we have the
poorest outcomes."
Mayo criticized the
Medicaid reform program's
limitations in the area of patient
access and 'provider reim-
bursement. '"The largest prob-
lem that Medicaid from a
medical, fix-the-illness per-
spective has had is access to
service," he ,said. "If'you pay
adequately for something, peo-
ple will show up to do it We do
not pay adequately for
Medicaid.... Medicaid reform
simply does not address ade-
quate payment."
Goldhagen suggested a dif-
ferent approach. "This is hereti-
cal, but I'll say it we don't
need any more money, neces-
sarily," he said. "We need to
use the money we have more
efficiently, and reinvest the
profits in the system." .
Adkins' bill is intended to
make the' reform program
more efficient for healthcare
providers and easier for
patients, to navigate. It includes
provisions for the creation of a
toll-free complaint line, a "plain
English" explanation of serv-
ices on the Florida Agency for
Healthcare Administration
website and financial incentives
for the creation of innovative,
systems of care.
Adkins said she would be

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with smaller condominium
complexes because they are
less able to absorb economic
"Overall, statewide we're in
a much better position than
most of Florida," said local real
estate agent Karen Werling,
"because we didn't have the
condo development." Foreclo-
sures, she said, "are really few
and far between."
Local resident John Megna,
who has owned a unit in the
Fernandina Shores condo-
minium complex since 1987,
said his 72-unit condo com-
munity is in "decent shape."
"We had work done on
some ofthe buildings before
the economy really did us in,"
said Megna, who said there
was only one foreclosure in the
complex, which did not appear
to be due to the economy.
"From our standpoint, we're
always aware of potential (eco-
nomic) problems," said
Megna, who is also on the
condo board. "You try to be as
frugal as much as you can ...
you can't predict anything."
Megna said two units out of
five that were on the market
sold within the past year.'

amending the bill to reflect
some of the concerns raised at
the forum. "We will be retain-
ing some aspects of it," she
said. "We will be amending the
bill based on input that we
received last Thursday and
input that we received from the
Florida Medical Association."
One of the primary con-
cerns Adkins hopes to address
in the bill is "full capitation," a
change in payment for
Medicaid services slated to
take place in September. "Right
now (service providers) are
being paid under a schedule:
Basically they were still get-
ting paid like providers outside
of Medicaid were being paid,"
she said. "Full capitation is one
monthly rate per person."
The problem with that
approach, Adkins said, is that a
Medicaid patient's expenses
could exceed that monthly rate
in the event of serious illness,
placing a burden on the
provider. "That on top of the
other budget cuts that have
been made to healthcare is
what has people so con-
cerned," she said.
Adkins' husband, Doug
Adkins, is executive director
of Dayspring Village, a Hilliard
assisted-living facility catering
to those suffering from schiz-
ophrenia or schizoaffective dis-
orders. Many of the services it
offers are eligible to be paid
for through Medicaid.

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$100,000." The city also will not
pursue any sign violations
against the inn under the cur-
rent ordinance.
The Warwicks have agreed
to move two of the neon signs
10 feet back. Two other signs
will stay where they are, said
Bach, because the city deter-
mined that the inn's front porch
meets the sign code require-
Bach said had the city decid-
ed to collect the liens, and the
owners did not comply, the city
could foreclose on the property.
But other liens, if they exist,
would have to be paid first
because code liens have low pri-
ority compared to other types of
"I don't know if the city could
ever collect the money," said
Another part of the settle-
ment agreement states that both
parties will have a joint meet-
ing with State Attorney Angela
Corey to discuss the current
noise ordinance, and "take all
necessary steps to adopt,
amend and/or enforce" it.
Bach is working on setting
up a meeting with Corey to dis-
cuss that and also to determine
whether the noise ordinance is
unconstitutional a challenge
raised at a recent code enforce-
ment hearing on another noise
violation, and by Assistant State
Attorney Wes White.
The April 2008 complaint
also stated that a violation of the
Sunshine Law took place in
January 2008, when the city
held a private session to discuss
pending litigation with another
All commissioners were
present, plus City Manager
Michael Czymbor, City Clerk
Mary Mercer, Bach and litiga-
tion counsel Jeffrey Tomassetti.

Neon signs are visible in the windows of the Florida
House Inn on Third Street.

There was no pending litigation
between the city and the Florida
House at the time., but several
people at the meeting discussed
foreclosing on the inn, which
the complaint said was unlawful
because it took place during dis-
cussion'of a separate matter and
was not properly noticed.
In settling that part of the
complaint, the city is to provide
an "educational memorandum"
to city commissioners on the
Sunshine Law.
Another part of the settle-
ment, not mentioned in the com-
plaint, is that the city will inves-
tigate restaurant occupancy
limits as they relate to restroom
According to Bach, there
have been questions about the
number of customers at the
Green Turtle relative to the
bar's only restroom. The occu-
pancy level of 42 applies only
to the inside of the building, she
said, not to the patio and court-
yard adjacent to the Florida
House Inn.
The fire marshal, city build-
ing official and code enforce-
ment will look at the occupancy
issue, says Bach, which was
included in the settlement

because it is directly related to
the noise dispute between the
Green Turtle Tavern and the
Florida House Inn.
The city also will look into
the compliance with "general
code and permitting require-
ments" within the Historic
District's business community.
There also will be city inspec-
tions of "permitting misrepre-
sentations," when a business
owner gets a permit for one type
of business but actually opens
'We have arrived at what I
believe will be a workable solu-
tion to the differences between
the Florida House Inn and the
city of Fernandina Beach,"
wrote Diane Warwick in an e-
mail. "I want to thank Michael
Czymbor, Tammi Bach, (Com-
munity Development Director)
Marshall McCrary and (City
Police Chief Jim) Hurley for
their efforts and foresight."

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New water limits

begin on Sunday

On Sunday new restrictions
'specifying the days of the week
for landscape irrigation will
become effective across Nas-
sau County and the other 17
counties of the St. Johns River
Water Management District
Under the new restrictions,
landscape irrigation will be lim-
ited to two days a week during
daylight saving time and one
day a week during Eastern
Standard Time.'
The restrictions apply to
water withdrawn from ground
or surface water, from a private
well or pump or from a public or
private water utility, but they do
not apply to irrigation using
reclaimed water or storm water.
During daylight saving time
specified days of the week that
residential and nonresidential
users can irrigate are:
Wednesday and Saturday
for residential landscape irri-
gation at odd-numbered addres-
ses or no address
Thursday and Sunday for
residential landscape irrigation
at even-numbered addresses
Tuesday and Friday for

nonresidential landscape irri-
No irrigation allowed
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Limited to one inch of
water per irrigation zone and
to no more than one hour per
irrigation zone on each day that
irrigation occurs
Local governments ate
authorized to enforce the
restrictions within their bound-
aries .by adopting ordinances
incorporating the district's
restrictions. The district can
enforce its restrictions through-
out its 18-county area.
Irrigation limitations apply
to all landscape irrigation not
currently regulated by a con-
sumptive use permit, which typ-
ically includes residential, com-
mercial and industrial estab-
lishments. Golf courses, plant
nurseries, agricultural crops
and sports recreational areas
have consumptive use permits
that specify their limitations.
For complete information
about the restrictions, visit

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social responsibility in the
young people. It is also
hoped that those life skills
are taught to families once
the teen returns home.
Students are given individual-
ized performance plans at
the beginning of the pro-
gram, in which goals are
based on something they are
already good at. Students are
also given "behavior con-
tracts" to help them be more
invested in their own devel-
opment and growth.
Before beginning their
canoe trip, in which students
may log up to 250 miles,
they must first meet chal-
lenges at the Yulee camp,
including climbing and
swinging off a 30-foot wall.
This first challenge gives stu-
dents a big sense of accom-
plishment, says Chavez-Tifur,
and they walk away with a
feeling of success and high
self-esteem. Students, who
sleep in tents through the
whole program, also learn to
set up a campsite and take
care of their own,gear. Every
base camp has designated
areas for instructors and stu-
dents, plus cooking and
meeting areas.
According to Educational
Coordinator Heidi Skogman,
students must go through
three phases before they can
graduate from the program.
The first phase is when stu-
dents learn skills such as'
canoeing, camp cooking and
creating a camping area. The
second phase is after they
have been on the river for a
while. Here, they gain privi-
leges along with responsibili-
'ties, and instructors step
back to let them figure things
out for themselves. In the
final phase, instructors will
let the student "run their own
show"-as they demonstrate,
that they can do their chores
without reminders and .
6elsolve conflicts on their
On a typical day, says
Chavez-Tifur, students will
get up at 7 a.m., break down .
their tents, have a snack, go
for a run, eat breakfast, clean
the campground, have a
- morning meeting and finally
jump into the boats for a day
of canoeing. Groups stay at

Canoes await the next group of students to be challenged by the Outward Bound
STEP program in Yulee, one of only three such programs in Florida.

public camping areas and a /
few privatelyowned spots
that allow them to 'stop there.
They may canoe anywhere
from two to -40 mile -,a day. If
they don't make it to the
campsite in time, students'
may be forced to tie up the
canoes and sleep in them as a
.Students are alsoi'equired
to reqd 30 minutes a day, and
to keep a daily journal, as
part of the educational
requirements. The program,
says Chavyz-Tafur, is also
"very strong on craftsman-
ship," which means students
must make perfect camp-
site and keep everything neat
and orderly, another part of
the "choices and conse-
quences" lesson. KBAR, or
"kick back and relax," time is
- also allowed, dependent on
when students get to the
campsite. When time allows,.
students ffiay play games or
even go "canoe surfing."
Two of the most intense
challenges of the program
are the 7.6-mile run at Fort
Clinch, which all students

must finish without walking, ,
and the "Solo," in which the
student is left alone for up to
three days. Students must
complete both these chal-
lenges before graduation.
The Solo challenge means a
student is placed alone in a
designated area with a bag of
food for 72 hours. This gives
them time to think about'
their life with no distractions,
and can be a turning point,
says Chavez-Tafur. During
this time, instructors will
spend one-on-one time with
the student, to help them
think about where their life is
going, and work out how to
become more successful
when they leave. "Ninety per-
cent of the time, it works,"
says Chavez-Tafur. / "
Acco-rding to a 2005-6
study by the Florida
Department ofrJuvenile
Justice, the STEP program is
the most effective one in the
state for girls, and the third
most effective for boys. It is
also the lowest-cost program
at around $6,500 per student,
compared to up to $66,000

for the most expensive low-
risk residential program.
"It's an incredible.
odyssey," Chavez-Tafur says.
"It's an elite group of people
that have graduated from the
Chavez-Tafur said that,
although the Outward Bound
program has been in Yulee
for many years, he hopes to
become more involved with
the community, by taking
young people on short -
wilderness expeditions.
Although funding is a prob-
lem, he said he would like to
bring the program to schools
'for sports teams, or for non-
profit groups like
Communities in Schools and
the Boys and Girls Club.
"We're in the business of
enhancing life," he says. "We
would like to enhance the
lives of other kinds of kids."
For more information on
Outward Bound programs,
go to www.outwardbound.
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Yulee STEP program, call

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Ngo-Seidel at their session on Feb. 11. Pictured above, from left, are Commissioners Mike Boyle and Barry
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Here is a list of relief agen-.
cies providing assistance to
those in need.
Barnabas Center, Inc.,
11 South llthSt., 261-7000
Provides food, clothing,
household goods, medical
and dental care and subsidies
that cover rent and utilities to
the needy in the community.
It also operates the New to
You resale store at 930 South
14th St.
Clara White Mission,
613 W. Ashley St.,
Jacksonville, (904) 354-4162.
Provides hot meals to the
general homeless population
seven days a week. Lunch is
served Monday through
Thursday, from 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m.; breakfast is available
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
from 8:30-10 a.m. Provides
transitional housing to the
Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St., 261-0701.
Offers nutrition programs,
Meals on Wheels,, utility pay-
ment assistance, countywide
transportation by appoint-
ment, medical screenings
and in-home services includ-
ing homemaking and person-
al care. .
Florida Department of
Children and Families

First Coast residents may
apply online for economic
assistance (food stamps, tem-
porary cash and Medicaid) at
florida or call 1-866-762-2237.
Healing Balm of
Northeast Florida, Inc., 1303
Jasmine St.
Offers free confidential
HIV/Testing 'and other
health related services.
Micah's Place, 491-6364
Offers emergency shelter
to victims of domestic vio-
lence, outreach, prevention.
programs and community
education. Also operates the.
Purple Dove resale store in
the Eight Flags shopping cen-
:ter on 14th Street,
Fernandina Beach.
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Community Action Agency,
Inc., 516 South 10th St., 261-
Provides crisis assistance,
home energy assistance, tem-
porary emergency food assis-
tance, weatherization and
low-income home repair,
employment and self-suffi-
ciency services such as certi-
,fied vocational training and
enrollment, literacy and com-
pletion of high school diplo-
ma, housing and home own-
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assistance with rent/mort-
gage, utilities, food, prescrip-
tiop medication and child-
care. The agency also
offers free income tax prepa-
Salvation Army Hope
House, 410 S. Ninth St., 321-
Offers free clothes, emer-
gency food, emergency assis-
tance with utility payments.
Dinners are provided to the
homeless and others in need
on Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday evenings from 5-7
p.m. Hope House also pro-
vides after-school care from
3-6 p.m. through America's
Youth, Inc.
Samaritan Clinic
Provides uninsured
Nassau County residents'
with medical and dental care.
Call the Barnabas Center at
261-7000 for clinic hours and
Sutton Place Behavioral
Health, 463142 SR 200, Yulee,
225-8280, ext 448, or call the
24-hour emergency hotline at
A private, not-for-profit
agency that provides psychi-
attic treatment, mental health
counseling and substance
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Emergency assistance

to help I

The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency has
received a $7.1 million federal
grant to help families manage
and decrease home energy bills.
With the grant, dispersed
through the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs' Low Income Home
Energy Assistance and
Weatherization Programs, twice
the number of eligible families
needing home energy assis-
tance and home repairs will be
assisted than in 2008.
. Primarily serving the elder-
ly, people with disabilities and
households with young chil-
'dren, the Home Energy
Assistance Program provides
financial assistance to low-


income families
den energy
families reduce
costs by funding
that improve ei
and conserval
energy audits
testing, weather
include install
reducing air-inf
forming heat
"While the
Assistance prog
as a short-tern
serious finance
result ini long-te
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utility bills

s with- high bur-, director of the Northeast
costs. The Florida Community Action
Program helps Agency. "Both programs will
e future energy give our community much
ig home repairs needed support during the com-
nergy efficiency ing months."
tion. Based on For more than 40 years, the
and diagnostic Northeast Florida Community
erization repairs Action Agency has sought to
ling insulation, eliminate poverty in Northeast
iltration and per- Florida. In addition to provid-
ng and cooling ing emergency financial assis-
tance to those in need, its edu
Home Energy citional programs and services
yam is designed help individuals earn,.maintain
m solution to a and grow an income to achieve
:ial crisis, the self-sufficiency and financial
n Program will independence. For more infor-
erm energy effi- mation call the Nassau County
ith safety," said office at 261-0801 or visit
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HIV/AIDS awareness for women, girls
Healing BALM of Northeast child/friends and have an open and girls about practicing safe
Florida, Inc., is joining the U.S. forum to discuss the causes methods and the importance
Department of Health and leading to the high rate of of getting tested.
Human Services in celebrating HIV/AIDS and other sexually The Mother & Daughter
National Women arid Girls transmitted diseases amongst. Spring Break Luauwill be con-
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. women in this area. ducted in three phases with
On March 14, Healing National Women and Girls break-out sessions and open
BALM of Northeast Florida will HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a forums. The focus will center
hold a Mother & Daughter nationwide initiative to raise on relationship building and
Spring Break Luau at Chem awareness of the increasing how both groups can learn
Cell Clubhouse ont Amelia impact of HIV/AIDS on women more about HIV/AIDS aware-
Island Parkway from 10 a.m. to and girls. Families, health ness and about the dangers to
2 p.m. Women and girls in the organizations, businesses, com- women and adolescents.
community will be able to munities, the government and The Northeast Florida
reduce the communication gap individuals come together to Women's Business Resource
between mothers/guardians provide support, encourage dis- Center will provide lunch for
and their adolescent,female cussion and educate women participants. Today is the dead-
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The City of Fernandina Beach will receive sealed competitive Bids for
requirements of the following until no later than 10:00 am, March 20th,
Bid Documents 'and Specifications are available to download from .the
City of Femrnandina Beach website,, Bids and Purchasing web
page. Questions regarding this bid can be directed to Dan Hanes, Fire
Chief, (904) 277-7331 or .Deni Murray, Purchasing Agent,
(904) 277-7311. ,


Crawford to speak
Nassau County Clerk of
Court/Comptroller John A.
Crawford will speak at the
Amelia Island Association
meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday
at the Fernandina Beach
Police Station community
room on Lime Street.
He will focus on the eco-
nomic situation as it impacts
Nassau County: ad valorem
,taxes and the sus-tainabilit, of
Sthe curtt ,,-,u tlV budget: ,
and the availability and poten-:
tial uses of $14 million in
impact fees already collected
by the county.
The meeting is free and
open to the public.
For more information
about AIA, go to ameliais-
A St Patrick's Day party
sponsored by Democratic
Club of Amelia Island is
scheduled at 6:30 p.m. March
17 at the home' of Maggie and
Joe Carlson, 95200 Mackinas
Circle (Harrison Cove).
Space is limited to the first
40 to RSVP Cost is $20 per
person. RSVP to Maggie
Carlson at 277-5608 or Joyce
Frink at
SThere is no regular March
meeting of the club.


NOTICE IS HEREBY-GIVEN that a Public H6aring is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at
6:00 PM in the City Commission Chambers, 204 Ash Street Femandina Beach, Florida to consid-
er the following.application:
Interested parties may appear at said bearing andbeheard as to the advisability of any action, which
may be considered. Any persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate
in this program or activity should contact 277-7305, TrY 277-7399, (TTY number for all City
offices) or through the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 24 hours in advance to
request such accommodation.
Copies of the applications may be inspected in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 204 Ash'
Street, between the hours of 8:00 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For information on the
application, please contact the'Staff of the City Clerk's Office at 277-7305.

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Fabulous chili
On behalf of the Amelia Island Montessori
School, the school's PTO board would like to
express our gratitude to everyone involved in
the Amelia Island 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off.
What a beautiful day we were given! Thank
you to all of the hardworking volunteers who
baked, gathered and worked the day of the.
event; none of this could have taken place
without you. Thank you to the artists and ven-
dors who joined us for the "trial" year of this.
sector. You were a wonderful addition and we,
hope you will join us again next year. Thank
yot lto the Florida House Inn for being our
home base again. Thank you to our judges,
Scott Crawford, Danny Zeal, Mayor Bruce
Malcolm, Janet Adkins, Aaron Bean and Phil
Schweizer. We appreciate you taking the time
to lend your talented taste buds.
A special thanks to the 12 teams who came
out for some fun community competition and
produced a lot of fabulous chili! The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island won fist place with
the judges. Dilly's Chili, aka Husbands of the
PTO, won the coveted People's Choice award
for the second year in'a.row. They also went
home with the prize for "Most Unique." If you
were looking for the Wild West then The Crab
Trap/Scott and Sons chili tent was the place to.
be, they won "Best Decor." Runneriupwentto
the Fernandina Beach Fire Department, who
cooked not one great chili but .two! The
Agricola's White Lightnin' Chili won third
place overall and second for Most Unique;
good going Lorie! The Georgia Chili Dawgs,
who traveled the farthest, won second place for
the third consecutive year. Third Street's own
Green Turtle won third for Most Unique with
their gator chili. A newcomer this year, 2 Guys
Sports Pub, took the title for "Spiciest." The
Amelia Island Plantation team created a fan-
tastic shrimp chili.. If you see it on the menu
definitely give it a try! We hope you all had the
chance to. meet the crew from Freedom
Playground. They cooked a great chili 'and
are a welcome addition to our non-profit teams.
Our own Fernandina Beach Police
Department joined in for the third year in a row
with a yummy chili and we all felt quite pro:
tected! The last team to round out the group
is our beloved Men of Montessori. They
cooked a delicious chili, and kept an eye onthe
kids too! .
Finally, a huge thankyou to our supportive
community of spectators. Your love of chili
, will ensure that this will be an annual event for
years to come We are very.proud to be able
to bring this day of friends, family, fun and
great food to you all. If anyone is interested in
being a part of the 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off
on Feb. 20, 2010 please give AIMS a call for,
more information, 261-6610.
Allison Dillingham, President


Club not the issue
In response to your front-page article "YHS
student: Club to curb 'bullying"' (Feb. 27):
Contrary to what the world thinks about
Christians, we have not been under a rock the
past 2,000 years. I know some teenagers are sex-
ually active, but have we lost our moral respon-
sibility that we accept being told to condone sex-
ual activity in our very own schools?
Today, we Americans like to think we are
more in touch with our feelings and our rights to
-respect our sexual preference. But as a Christian,
we must draw the line in regards to sin.
You should know God speaks loud and clear
about issues such as these (Romans 1:26-27).
Why haven't we taken a stand in support of our
school officials who side on the morality side of
issues such as these?
As Christians we must wrap our arms around
a community who does not understand the ram-
ifications of allowing immoral activities such as
this. We should be a light to our community and
we should love the sinner yet hate the sin.
The young freshman is right, we do have gays
in our families and we do have friends who are
gay. But when they come out of the closet, we
sweep God's word under the rug. Just because
the world says it's OK doesn't make it right (1st
.Timothy 4:1-2).
Whether we choose to accept God's word or
not, the undeniable fact is we will stand before
Him in judgment one day (Malachi 4:1). Last,
we remember we parents will also stand before
Him and answer for how we raised our children
) (Matthew 6:1). I will pray for all who are involved
with this issue and mostly for the innocent who
will be hurt along the way.
,Ernie Stuckey
Fernandina Beach

International economic stimulus
What's that you say? Well, it is an unbelievable
opportunity for all business' owners in Nassau
County to personally benefit from. Through
intense negotiations and countless communiques
between our friends from London primarily,
Amelia Island and the community i'as a whole has
been invited to attend ,the International Trade
Show being attended by over 4.50,000 UK citi-
zens April 3,4,5 in London.: This is a phenome-,
'nal opportunity to showcase our tiny piece of
Last year the cost to promote ourselves would
have cost an amountwell over $65.0 i(. Yikes. but
because there is such an interest in the U.S. and.
in Florida particularly for our Briish cousins
across the pond, the entry price for the booth and
expenses are expected to be just under 89,000.
thanks to the remarkable efforts of Paul
WeatherhiJl and Karen Werlingof Teatn Werling-
Prudential Chaplin Williams.
Since the Nassau County Tourist Development
Council already has a great head start in pro-
moting Nassau County, wouldn't it be great if
they would sponsor this endeavor? Or how about
the downtown merchants, B&Bs, hotels and
restaurants, various associations, particularly the
chamber of commercee. The Amelia Island
Nassau tunryt Board of'Realtors is on board
and has niad dietcorniiniment t sponsor.
There is so much to gain from this event.
Like it or not, we are becoming more and more
global (just recently I had the opportunity to.
meet an interesting family group from Australia
who purposely chose Amelia as their vacation
choice this year). Much money has been spent
in the past few decades to showcase Amelia
Island as a vacation destination. The vast major-
ity of local business owners undoubtedly depend
on tourism plain and simple. These folks, who
depend on this resource, are all our friends and
neighborss. If we can obtain enough sponsors to
pay the fees necessary to attend this tradeshow,
Amelia Island and by extension all of Nassau
County could benefit greatly from this potential
tourism spending "stimulus."
We need 25 sponsors at a rate of $350 to make
this work. If you sponsor, you will be advertised
and you will receive reciprocity of attained British:
contacts..If you would like to sponsor this end'av-
or, and showcase your own business, please con-
tact Sharon Silva. AINCAR-Jntei'national vice'
chair at Palm III Realty, 3214001, or ssil-
Now I ask you, why in the world would any-
one say no to, this opportunity? This is us helping
ourselves at its best!
RE/MAX Professional Group
AINCAR'International Committee

Father/Daughter Ball
On Feb. 28, as an employee of Amelia Island

Plantation, I was able to be at the
.Father/Daughter Ball, working. There were
many fathers and daughters of many ages in
attendance and they all seemed to be having a
great time. Lots of dancing with fathers holding,
their daughters in theirarms, enjoying them-
It brought a memory back-for me that I have
of my father Henry Taylor. It was not of a ball but
a father/daughter cookout with my Girl Scout
troop. A Saturday afternoon at a Fort Clinch
campground doing hot dogs and marshmallows
over a campfire. A memory that will be with me
forever as I hope Saturday's ball will be with
many fathers and daughters for years to come.
Becky Fisher
Fernandina Beach

.or a maximum of 3 percent per year, whichever
is less. This year, the CPI is only 0.1 percent,
but even if the economy rebounds suddenly and
the maximum 3 percent increase is applied, it will
take nearly 10 years before your $300,000 home
gets back to its original assessed value of
$400,000. In 10 years-your tax savings could be
The county appraiser uses Jan. 1 as the valu-
ation date, so ask your appraiser to adjust the
appraisal so that it reflects the value as of Jan. 1,
'2009. The closer your appraisal is to Jan. 1, the
harder it will-be to dispute its accuracy.
Property taxes provide funding for schools,
police and fire departments, roads and a multitude
of worthy governmental services. Every property
owner 'should pay their fair share. However, when
the county appraiser overvalues property, or fails

Overvalued and overtaxed to accurately adjust the value, citizens and busi-
v ueannesses alike are overtaxed.
According to Standard and Poor's Case-Shiller David Fashingbauer, D.C.
Home Price national index, home prices peaked Fernandina Beach
in June 2006 and are now back to the same level
as in 2003. According to DataQuick Information na ci'
Systems, homes in the zip cpde 32034 have lost 7
21.2 percent of their value from October 2007 to I am grateful to Lynn Williams ("Let's call
October 2008. This could also apply to commer- city marina High Tide Harbor,",Feb. 27) for call-
cial and investment property. That being the ing attention to the irresponsiblebehavior regard-
case, your property taxes should have decreased ing the city marina. The city commission appears
20-30 percent, right? Don't bet the house on it. to be throwing good money after bad in the same
According to Nassau County Administrative time-honored tradition of the U.S. congress. The
Services Director Ted Selby, "We were only scoundrels inD.C. often refuse towithdraw fund-
$78,000 short on ad valorem (property taxes for ing from failed projects because they fear losing
2008), and that's out of $51 million" ("County an election, or because someone influential cham-
revenue on track," Feb. 13). Mr. Selby's statement pions the project, or because they get political
raises the question: If real estate values have favors in return or just out of pride.
declined 20 percent or more since 2006. how is None of these reasons are valid. This' sort of
Nassau County able to generate thre Aiae -tnmrmit "'efavir'iilu rates me because the money beingn
of property tax as last \ear).'One reas'.i, ciuld b-'" I kasted'kinr federal muney or state money it's
that the Nassau County property appraiser is not taxpayer-money. Our money, which represents
accurately assessing property values to reflect the our life's work and energy. Let us remember that
declining real estate market. our-freedom and system of government is pro-
County property appraisers determine prop- tected by the sacrifice of blood. For this reason
erty values using a mass appraisal technique. it is sad to see elected officials shamelessly abuse
Mass appraisals are based on a limited geo-, and dishonor their fellow citizens by squandering
graphic area. They work best in subdivisions public resources.
where all the homes are similar in age, style and Don't tread on me.
have the same size lot However, in established, George P. Burdell
diverse neighborhoods, mass appraisals are noto- 'Acworth. Ga.
riously inaccurate.
Another reason for inaccurate property valu- Tribute to Don Neal
nations is that county appraisers never actually
enter the property. So, if many homes in your '. Seeinig Don Neal's picture (Feb. 27) brought
neighborhood have been upgraded and remod- back old memories and this letter is for his fanm-
eled,\but yours hasn't, your home may be unjust- ily. I, like you, miss him dearly. Few people have
ly assessed at a higher value.' touched my life in such a positive way, and that's
Many homeowners and even some large com- now covering quite a few years. I'm sure there are
panes like Smurfit-Stone are questioning the many just like me.
county appraiser's valuations. If you contact the HRe was that rare combination, totally confi-
county appraiser and inform her that yourprop- dent, competent, selfless, always there to help, a
erty is overvalued, get ready for a fight. Your twinkle in his eye, ready immediately to get some-
best ammunition is an appraisal from a certified thing done that needed doing, but not one bit shy
real estate appraiser who is licensed in the state about telling nme (or anybody) I was off base,
of Florida. The appraisal will cost about $350, and sometimes I was. With a smile, and coming
but it could save you thousands of dollars. from him, I was fine with it, always.
For example: Let's say that according to your A few days before he passed away he was sit-
new appraisal, your home is worth $300,000, but ting in our back yard, passing the time of day,
it is assessed at $400,000. Once the assessed entertaining my wife and me with stories and
value is corrected to $300,000, your tax savings comments on current events and local situations
will be $1,523. But wait, it gets better: thanks to as only he could do. God bless you, Don; thanks
the Save Our Homes amendment, taxing author- for being my friend'
ities can only raise the assessed value of your Tony Rives
home to match the consumer price index (CPI) Amelia Island

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Stephanie Hickox and
Larry Ogilvie, both of
Fernandina Beach, were mar-
ried on Feb. 14, 2009, at i
Walker's Landing with Pam
Ogilvie officiating. The recep-
tion followed at Walker's
The bride is the daughter
of John and Geraldine Spence
of Fernandina Beach.
The groom is the son of '
Norman and Annette Ogilvie
of Fernandina Beach. '
Metz-W flsoen Mr. and Mrs. Ogilvie
Kristin Nicole Metz and
Robert Lamar Wilson, both of
Jacksonville, will be married
at noon on March 14, 2009, in
Faith Chapel, Jekyll Island, a-
Ga., with Wayne Holcomb
officiating. The reception will
follow at the King and Prince
Beach & Golf Resort, St.
Simons Island, Ga.
'The bride-elect is the
daughter ofJoanna Metz and
the granddaughter of Jo Nell
Long and the late Beauford AL
Long, all of Callahan. .
The groom-elect is the son
of Lamar and Marsha Wilson .
of Hilliard. Miss Mez, Mr. Wilson


Wade H.r Sparkman Jr. and
Mary Ruth Durrance .
Sparkman celebrated their
60th wedding anniversary on
-Dec. 24, 2008. with a dinner,
for 75 friends and relatives at
the Green Papaya restaurant
at the River City Square in
Their children are Stanley'
Keith, Wade T. Sparkman,
Melody Lloyd and Starr
Davis. The Sparkmans have
11 grandchildren and four
Mr: and Mrs. Sparlman great-grandchildren.'

.Aaron and'Cathy Dbieer of :Netha Wainrighi ofPratKtile,
Fernatidina Beachannounee the Ala., and John and Dolls Holton-
birth of a daughter. Rylie Marie Alma, Ga
Dozier, born at 9:30 a.m. Jan. Hunter joins two ,sisters,
16, 2009, at St Vincent's Hospital Alyssa Brown, 9, and Madelyn.
in Jacksonville. Brown; 5.
The baby weighed 6 pounds. Sara and Ed Schmalfeld of
6 ounces and measured 19 inch- Yulee announce the birth of a
esin length. daughter, Sydney .Elaine
Paternal grandparents are Schmalfeld, born at 8:10 p.m.
Gary and Paul W.gelsang of' on March 2, 2009, at Baptist
Fernandina Beach and Andre,* Medical Center Nassaii in,
.Thomas Dozier of Marianna. 'Fernandina Beach. The. baby
Maternal grandparents are weighed 7 pounds 8.5 ounces
Renia ,Bayer-Sheffield, and 'and measured 22: inches in.
William F Sheffield and Dr. length.
Alvin Bayer and Joanna Spivey'. Paternal grandparents are
ofl Jacksonville. Kathy and Craig Winters of
Paternalgreat.-grandparents YYulee. Maternal grandparents
are Roger and Elizabeth areLindaCurtisofFernandina
Vrancken of Georgetown. Beach and Gerald Curtis of NIt.
U Ashley Holton of Fernan- Olivet, Ky.
dina Beach and Shawn Brownm of Greaf-grandparents are
Moncks Corner. S.C.. announce William and Grace W'agner of
the birth of a son. Hunter Shawn St. Louis, Mo.
Brown, born at 12:40 p.m. on Joseph andAmyStrawn of
Feb. 20, 200, at Baptist Medical Yulee announce the birth of a
Center Nassau in Fernandina daughter. Lalynn Brooke
Beach. The baby weighed 7 Strawn, born at 2:11 p.m. on
pounds 71/20ounces and meas- -Dec. 22,2008, at Baptist Medical,
ured 20 inches in length. Center Nassau in Fernandina'.
Paternal grandparents ar. Beach. The baby weighed 6
Mike and Marion Bro.n .of pounds 14 ounces and meas-
Chapin, S.C. Maternal grand-. ured 20 inches in length.
parents .are Ted and Ginger Paternal grandparents are
Holton of Fernandina Beach. Gerry and Shirley Strawn of
Great-grandparents are Fernandina Beach. Maternal
Cecila Hanley of Ft Walton grandparents are David and Gail
Beach, Gilbert Hanley of Mackinson of Fernandina
Poultney, Vt., Norman and Ruth Beach.
Brown of Ocala, Lucie Moore Lalynn joins a brother,
of Fernandina Beach, Ray and Joseph Oren Strawn Jr., age 1.

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Black History Month a chance to reflect

Let us always hold onto our
family and friends, faith, hope,
love, trust and especially our
Learn more about you and
where you came from and
make the world a better place
to live, one day at a time.
During Black History
Month celebration, NAACP
youth visited some of the
planned events, which were
yery educational.
The celebration began with
a trip to the museum where
President Felicia Green was
the,special guest of her mentor,
Ms. Thea Seagraves. We
enjoyed the presentation of Mr.
-Jim Longacre on the illegal
slave trade in Fernandina.
There we also saw the limited
edition poster on Amelia Island
and the black'heroes such as
Willie Mae Ashley and Mr.
Charles Albert, naming a few
who helped to -shape our com-
munity. A beautiful poster by
local artist, Ms. Mikolean
Longacre, it was a full house
Then itwas on to the Willie
Mae Ashley Auditorium at the
Peck Center for the faith schol-.
arship service on the founder
of Bethune-Cookman College,
now at University of Daytona,

portrayed by
Ms. Ersula
Knox Odom,
sharing' the
N AD stories and
". i ments of Dr.

NOW AND She was a
THEN visionary
..... educator,
civil rights
Maybelle activist and
Kirkland presidential
advisor, who
we believe would be very
pleased with our presidential
election outcome today.
.Before going to the Peck
Center, we went off to the llth
,Annual Kingsley Heritage
Celebration where the keynote
speaker, Dr Johnpetta Betsch
Cole, was the sister of our very
own Beach Lady, MaVynee.
Betsch. She and her sister are
both descendants of Kingsley
Plantation, the great-grand-
daughters of Mr. Abraham
Lincoln Lewis, Anna and
Zephaniah Kingsley. She spoke
on looking back to go forward.
It was tied to the idea that we
need to know about our past in
order to move forward and

understand who we are as a
culture today. We enjoyed a
musical performance by the
Edward Waters College Choir
in spring-like weather.
The last visit was the
Martin Luther King Jr. Center
to see pieces from the National
Great Blacks in Wax Museum,
Inc. in Baltimore, Md., found-
- ed by our own Dr. Joanne
Mitchell Martin, a native of
Yulee, and her husband, the
late Dr. Elmer Martin.
This is a 501(c)3 private
non-profit cultural and educa-
tional institution, founded in
1983. A primary motivation for
establishing the museum was
to use education, history and
example to help culturally dis-
advantaged youth overcome
feelings of alienation, defeatism
and despair. Museum tours
and programs insure that our.
youth, as well as adults, are
able to learn more about their
heritage and gain deeper
understanding about.contri-
butions to civilization made by
people of African descent. Ms.
C.J. Walker arid James Weldon
Johnson as well as all the oth-
ers looked mighty real.
SThanks, Dr. Martin, for letting
us see just a portion of what we'
have to look forward to in vis-


M U.S. Navy Capt. NMarkva .sa'S M
K Rich became the 40th com-
manding officer at Naval Air SV
Station Oceana B Friday, Feb.
27, relieving Capt. Mark R. .- '
A 1978 graduatelof Fernan-
dina Beach High School, Riclh
came to Oceana as the Execu-
tive Officer in 2007 after serv-
ing as the Assistant Chief of
Staff for Operations, Plaris and
Training for Carrier Strike a
He was commissioned in
1983 and designated a naval
flight officer the following
year. Rich earned a bachelor
of science degree from the S .., n_ F'iHOTO
University of Florida, a master Brook Rich fastens the command ashore pin to her
of ,science from the Naval husband's uniform. CaptL Mark Rich,' a Fernandina
Postgraduate School and is a Bleach native, became the 40th commanding officer
graduate of the Armed Forces at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach on
Staff Clleng:aiddltidnally,'he -Feb. 27. 'i te i
was a Secretary of Defense .. ,.
Corporate Fellow, assigned to
Honeywell International. He also praised those who weapons they carry, the ships
At the traditional change serve in-the Navy today, espe- they fly from and work with
of command ceremony, cially on the six aircraft carri- what makes the Navy unique
Oceana's nekwcommanding ers currently deployed and is the people, their profess;
officer began his first speech 'the 14,000 sailors serving as sionalism, 'adaptability and
by focusing on the challenges individual augmentees, sup- their 'can-do' attitude," Rich
that are ahead and how every porting both U.S. and coali- said. "So if the challenges
challenge presents opportu- tion groundI forces in sound daunting, I can assure
cities. Afghanistan, Iraq and the you that your Navy, here at
"The Navyj like'so many Horn ofAfrica. Oceana and around the globe,
others, faces difficult choices "The Army now knows stands ready to salute smart-
andweneedto be prepared to what we always have ly and tui-n challenges into
capture those opportunities,, regardless of the awesome opportunity, both at the instal-
rather than be daunted by the capability of the airplanes nation and the pointy end of
challenges," said Rich.. ", you're 'sitting between, the the nation's spear."

Capt. Jon Ewing, center front, son of Jim Ewing of Fernandina Beach, was pro-
nioted to a company commander last week at Fort Stewart (Hunter Army Airfield)
near Savannah, Ga. Capt. Ewing, who has already served one tour in Afghanistan,
will be leaving for another one-year tour in November. He is a Blackhawk helicop-
ter pilot for the Army.



Finally, brethren, whatever is true,
whatever Is honorable, whatever Is
Just. whatever is pure, whatever is
lovely, whatever is gracious.
If there Is any excellence-. I there Is
anything worthy of pratls think
about these feelings.

Reading and writing are to the
mind what diet and exercise are
to the body. Just as food nourish-
es the body, so too does reading
nourish the mind. And, just as
exercise strengthens the body, so
too does writing strengthen our
mind. When we write, we are
forced to make our ideas clear,
and this mental exercise
improves our mind. Of course, we
S should pay careful attention to the
particular quality of what we are
reading and writing since much of
today's popular reading material
is of questionable value, and not
all writing Is equally strenuous
exercise for the mind. We should
seek out books which will teach
us something or that will inspire
us to become a better person,
and then we should try our hand
at writing things which will like-
wise teach or inspire others. So,
we should consider turning off the
television 'nd instead read a
good book, and then tell some-
one about
it in writing.

iting the full museum in
Earlier in the month, the
youth council also attended the
youth/luncheon forum on teen
pregnancy, HIV/STD preven-
tion, panel discussion and the
motivational speaker was
Retired U.S. Navy Command
Master Chief, our own Mr.
James "Mickey" Mullen.
The month was a busy but
very educational one. We look
forward to more .learning
about our heritage and sur-
The families of the late Mrs.
Fannie Mary Stewart and Mrs.
Jeanette Darlene Calhoun
Brown ask God's blessings
upon each and every one of
you, for your acts of kindness
and expressions of love shown
to them during their hours of
Birthday wishes to Sara
Williams, Ernest Roberts Sr.,
Willie Pollard, James Hooper,
Sylvia Green, Peter and Paul
Jones, Robert Hardy Jr., Derick
James, Ashton Harris, Bettie
Williams, Terrell Dallas,
Ashton Harris,/Johnel Jones
and his parents, Elder Charlie
and Mother Martha Lee Jones,
gone but never forgotten, the
'love that they shared.


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,
which includes 300 pages of
traditional and contemporary
fare, will be available for, tast-
Phelts also is the author of
An American Beach for
African Americans and is a,
freelance writer and photogra-
pher 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. for grades 6-12. For fur-
ther information contact
.Michelle Forde, youth librari-
an, 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
more information contact
Youth Librarian 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 gymnnasium 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
library. Have books to
donate? The drop box is locat-
ed at The Peck Center under
the covered walkway.
The Nassau Women's
Information Exchange'
Luncheon with author Genie
James, "From Belly Fat to
Belly Flat Hormone Balance
for Women," will be held on
March 19 from noon to 1 p.m.
at the Palace Saloon, 117
Centre St., Fernandina Beach.
This program is free and
open to the public.
Reservations are suggested
by calling your library
branch. Box lunches may be
purchased for $10 and must
be prepaid by noon March 13.
Make checks payable to FCCJ
and submit to the FCCJ Betty
P. Cook Nassau Center or to
any library branch. For infor-
mation call 548-4467 or 277-

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FRIDAY, March 6,2009/News-Leader


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it; I'm*kiing with the big
As I slammed into moguls
plowed through fresh sno
friends all expert skiers-
from the bottom.
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experts wasn't the smarte
ever done, but with friends
always pushing me to new
had to try. Actually, every
* going fine that day until th
of my skiing exceeded the
my equipment Suddenly,
Besser safety bindings dec
snap free, leaving me in th
of a turn with no skis on. "
lowed wasn't pretty at lea
my point of view. I looked

new levels ofequipping and the local church
sh, ugh. doll, dressed in equipment, trying to function in a place that we you and me can show up and r
illy doing. coveralls, tumbling You see, the safety bindings on are not equipped for. all the practical tools and spirit
guys now." down the moun- my skis were specially designed to I'll say it another way. God longs equipment we need to succeed
and tain. release if the person skiing crashed. for each of us to become more and not only succeed but actually e
w, my As you might In my case, they released for a whole more like Him. He wants us to be the ride. If for some reason yo
- watched imagine, my different reason the difficulty of able to ski down the same great belong to a local church, let m
friends got quite a the slope I was on. Funny,'isn't it, slopes that He does; and to do it encourage you. We live in a wo
rated for laugh watching me how something designed to protect without crashing. That being the. ful community full of great chu
st thing I'd go from skiing with us at one level can be the very thing case, we must allow Him to upgrade I'm absolutely sure if you pray,
s like mine, the big guys to sud- that hurts us at another level? our spiritual equipment along the will lead you to one that's right
'levels, I PUL IT denly having no Now perhaps you're wondering way. you.
hing was NOTES skis at all. Part of what all that has to do with our rela- Now perhaps it's just me, but it As for me, though I've not 1
ie intensity me wonders if tionship with God. Let me explain. I seems that living in this world is snow skiing in a long time, the
*quality of that's why they have found that every new level of becoming more and more challeng- son I learned about being prop
my 1970's Pastor kept me around Christian maturity requires a new ing. The bumps are getting bigger equipped to face life's new.cha
cided to Rob Goyette you know, for level of equipping in our lives, and the hills steeper. Thankfully, lenges has proven to be one of
ie middle entertainment. Unfortunately, like me with my safe- God has an answer. greatest lessons I've ever learn
What fol- Either way, I'll never forget that day ty bindings, too often,we launch out Churches all over the world are Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
ast from when I realized that my skill level into new places, expecting great becoming equipping centers. That's Living Waters World Outreach
like a rag had exceeded the quality of my things, only to find out that we are right, places where people just like rgoy@livingwatersoutr

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Newmusic minister
Points Baptist Church, 736
Bonnieview Road, welcomes
its new Minister of Music/
Associate Pastor Ryan Foster
and family. For information.
call 261-4615.


The Anchor, a contempo-
rary service of praise and wor-
ship, meets each Sunday at 11
a.m. at 515 Centre.St. Enjoy ,
coffee and donuts in a relaxed
atmosphere at 10:40 a.m.
Come as you are and bring"
your family and friends. This
is a ministry of First
Presbyterian Church.
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 261-36i17. .,

First Cafe of First Presby-
terian Church.serves dinner
Wednesday. beginning at 5:15
p.m. in Jim .Thomas Hall. Call
261-3837 to make reservations
for you and your family by
Monday at 4:30 p.m. A pro-
gram for adults follows in the
Sanctuary, as well as fun
events for youth and children.
Prayer service
All are invited to the West

Lenten services with Communion are held
each Wednesday at noon during the season
of Lent at First Presbyterian Church on
North Sixth Street. All aye welcome.
* *
This Lent, Memorial United Methodist
Church's worship series will be The Lord's
-Prayer: Re-Focusing Our Lives! Sermon titles
include: Can We Really Live on Earth as in
Heaven? (March 8); Becoming Content with
our Daily Bread (March 15); I'll Try to Forgive,
But I'd Rather Stay Mad (March 22); Deliver
Me From Evil ... On My Terms! (March 29);
God's Kingdom Is Not What I Thought it
Would Be! (April 5). Worship times are
Sunday 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 Opalinski 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 discover how it is relevant today.
Classes began March 4. All are invited.
Memorial United Methodist Church is

Nassau High School football
field in Callahan in fellowship
with the FCA of West Nassau
High School for a countrywide
rion-denominational prayer
service on March 7 at 7 a.m.
Participants will pray for all
federal-state-local goyern-
men~s, for families to be
strengthened and also for the
area to be free from drugs,
pornography and abortion.
E-mail any private prayer
requests to Robyn Stuckey at
Use the subject line First
Fruit Prayer Request. For
information call 261-6083.
Dinner cruise
New Zion Missionary
Baptist Church to
enjoy a time of fun, relaxation
and beauty on the Jungle

located at 601 Centre St. Call 261-4362..
* *
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.
The 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 provi-
denceyulee @
* *
Each Wednesday in Lent, Holy Trinity
Anglican Church will gather for Evening
Prayer at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Bible study
on the Gospel according 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

Queen Dinner Cruise Ship
1March 13 and 14 in Fort
Bus departs at 6:30 a.m. on
Friday, March 13. Cost starts
at $135 per person.
For information, call
Evelyn Sergeant at (904) 849-
7149 or (305) 331-6862. .,,
.WhyWe Sing
The Orange Park Chorale
announces dates for "Why We
Sing, Part 2," three free choral
concerts March 13, 14 and 15.
Led by guest conductors
Bob Moore and Jim Smith,
and featuring OPC founder
and soon-to-be retired Artistic
Director Dr. Carole Clifford,
the 40-membet choral group
will perform March 13 at 7:30
p.m. at Ortega United
Methodist Church, 4807

Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville;
March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace
Episcopal Chureh, 245
Kingsley Ave., Orange Park;
and March 15 at 5 p.m. at All
Saints Episcopal Church, 4171
Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville.
While donations are
enc iaraga, 1ai3, f W&q4 aXKAT&
andopeto the public, >',? a2 -p
For more information visit
Parish mission
St. Michael.Parish Mission
will'take place at 9:30 a.m. and
7 p.m. beginning March 14
through, March 18. Speaker is
PAssionist Father Robert
Weiss from the Archdiocese
of Detroit. Everyone is invited
to attend.
For more details call 261-

Mary Williams of Providence Presbyterian Church in
Nassauville and Hal Hopson, a composer/church
music clinician based in Dallas, Texas.

Plans under way

for Hymn Festival

,Mary Williams, a member
of Providence Presbyterian
Church, recently met with Hal
Hopson at the Presbyterian
Association of Musicians
(PAM) conference in Austin,
Texas, to begin plans for host-
ing a community Hymn
Festival in Nassau County.

his credit. With a special inter-
est in congregational song, he
has made a significant contri-
bution to the repertoire of
hymn tunes and responsorial
psalm settings in newly pub-
lished hymnals and psalm col-
lections. His cantata, God With
Us, was one of the few com-

!, n% wosi aflsAioited,- positions selectedby, a panel at"'
eto sitgpirlyterine-hAurtiiUni .the Kennedy Center, Washing-
versity Presbyterian Church ton, D.C., to be placed in a cap-
Choir in a community Hymn sule during the American
Festival held in, conjunction Bicentennial in 1976, which is
with the conference.The PAM' to be opened in 2076.
bi-annual conference brings He is included in the
together church musicians and International Who's Who in
volunteers with clinicians, Music, Cambridge, England,
composers and others who are has been awarded the title of
making an impact on 21st cen- National Patron by Delta
tury liturgical music. Omicron, a professional fra-
-Hopson is a full-time com- ternity of musicians, and was
poser/church music clinician awarded an honorary Life
living in Dallas, Texas. He has Membership in PAM at the
over 1,200 published works to conference.

SW or s h this eek ~ FIRST Rev. Brian Eburn. Pastor CHURCH
Sth PR SBYTER N Saturday Vigil Mass:4pm &5:30pm o
S** 4. Saturday 4pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
IICI-HIJRCH Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:00am & 12 Noon
a tI~ ^ ^ I *'*~ L''- t'~ s ^" *1 Daily Mass: 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri., Gathering for worship 10:45am
9 STt. 261-3837 6D00pm Tuesday at Yulee Elem. School
9 N. 6th St. 2613837 y Day Masses Vigil 600pm: HolyDay 8:30am Cafetorium 6063 Felmre Road & A1A
S* r ^ Worship Services 8:30 ;& 11amr Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45pm or by appt. (Nursery provided)
*Su nday School 9:45 am-I-. Small groupI bible study Sunday morn. @ 9:30am
: f y Sunday School 9:45 am Telephone Numbers: Team Kid -Spunday night @6:00pm @ Yulee Ballpark
o ( o u'l C O 'tC e Come Worship God In One of Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901 Youth "Body Shop' Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd.
Emergency Number 904-277-6566,
Florida's Oldest Sanctuaries!. also call 904-27-055 Cdnnecting witi Christ..Connecting with People.
Js, o ff Centre St. Dr L Holto Siegling, Jr. Pasoior 111M-o M 10e ] l mSS -SSSSZ IltE

S opist Church "The Church Where the BIBLE 96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee Pastor oDr. Alan Brown 1; R 11
SComes to LIFE" 261-6220 Sunday School ................ 9:45A.M. "4 -
Sunday School ............. 9:30 am C omes to LIFE Interim Pastor Rev. Kenneth Westbrook Worship Service .............. 10:55A.M. Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Worship ....................................10:45 pm Pastor: Kalvin R. Thompson Sunday Morning Worship Services Discipleship Training ..... ....... 6:OOP.M. Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Wedneday ,WANA' .............I...............6:15 pm o/ \ F10 am Bible Study 10:30am Evening Worship ........... 6:00P.M. Sunday Evening 6:00 pm 6
Wednesday gble Study ........................ 6:30 p 11 am Family Worship Service Sunday School 9:15am Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M. Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
ST Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana Wednesday Prayer Service ..:.... 7:00P.M. Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
941017 01d Nassauville Road Conty Rd107 Suth Location orship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church) 736 Bonnlevlew Road (across from Sadler Rd.) Classes For All Age Groups including Youth
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 i \\\ 86207 Felmor Road, Yulee, FL Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m. 904-261-4615 (church office) Nursery Provided For All Services
261-4741 (just off AA & Felmor Road) Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME
www.sprinohillbotistfbor C H R is T 904-261-9072 / Nursery Provided Nursery provided 85971 Harts Rd., West 904.225.5128
wwwsprin ap org Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225-0809
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Sunday @1,1:00
51 5 Centre Street

Irst Presbyterian

Every ounuay -
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Contemporary Praise: 9:30AM
Children's Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
First Sunday Each Month --
Healing Prayer: 6PM
W 1l11."1- -,M- I I -. 1 .' ,
Across from Fort Clinch State Park

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Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corner Old Nissauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
(904) 432-8118' .

New Website!

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is yfoy Trinity
Aln[icatn Churcht
I ',tir tmanit

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

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

A4n Interdenominational Community Clurch
9:15 a.m.
(Nursery Provided)
Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
A diverse congregation unitedby our faith in Jesus Christ

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)

Dulscover me Duierence" 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

Living Waters
world, outreach
Contemporary Worship
i SUN 9:30am
WED 7100pm
Youth, NLursey &
/ Children's Ministries
Rob & Christie Goyette
Senior Pastors On AlA I mile west of Ameia Island
www .ivin WatersOutreach orp

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden,Sr.. Pastor
The Church in the
Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Hearts of All People
SadayNew Members Class 9a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Moramni Worship 11i.m.
WednesdayNoon-day Prayer
WednesdayMid-week Service 7-9p.m.
Ministries: Bus& Van, Couples, Singles, Youth

Join Us !

First Baptist Church
Sunday LIFE Groups 9AM
Morning Serice 10:15 AM
E'wning Serice 6:30 PM
Wednesday LIFE in 3D 6:30PM
Broadcasting Services Online
Marriage Matters
Wednesday 6:30PM
Call 261-3617 or visit
First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
Sen. Pastor, Jeff Overton

Memorial Wted Methodist Church
Making disciples ot'Jesus Christ thrnugh %sorship, study, service & comniunjt
601 Centre Street 261-5769
Brett Opalinski, Pastor
Hollie Tapley, Associate Pastor
Traditional Family Worship ....... 8:30am + 11:00am
Contemporary Worship ...... 9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Youth Worship .............. 9:45am in Youth Center
Sunday School for all ages ............ 9:45am + Ilam
Wednesday Midweek Supper (Aug-May).. 5:15-6:30pm
Middle School Youth (Wed.) ................. 6:30pm
Senior High Youth (Wed.) ................... 6:30pm
Open Hearts Open Minds Open Doors
The people of the United Methodist Church
Music programs and small groups available
Nursery services available for all services 1,J)





The Plantation Shop at
Palmetto Walk, 4828 First
Coast Hwy., received a new
antique shipment this week
and is offering instructions
and "hands on" demonstra-
tions today and March 7 on
the care and preservation of
antiques and fine furniture,
including the use of products
and techniques for buffing,
waxing, polishing and general
care. Call 261-2030 for infor-

Cats at market
The Fernandina Farmers
Market Booth With A Cause
program will host Cats Angels
on March 7.
Formed in 2001, Cats
Angels' mission is to help with
the overpopulation of unwant-
ed felines through an aggres-
sive TNR program, spaying
and neutering feral cats;and
returning them to. their care-
givers and developing a foster
care program for the many
found kittens that can be
socialized, and placed for adop-
tion. Information will be avail-
able regarding Cats Angels
programs as well as the first'
Nassau County Animal Expo
March'21. -
The Fernandina Farmers
Market, open every Saturday
from 9 a m.-1 p.m., features
farm fresh produce as well as.
a variety of organic products
and specialty foods.
The market is located
downtown at Seventh and
Centre streets. Call 491-4872
or visit www.fernanidinafarm-.
\'Plant sale
S\Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset
Rotary will hold its first annu-
al Plant Sale in The Plaler
Championship parking lot, -,ff
Palm Valley Road,(CR 210) at
A' A in Ponte Vedra Beach on

March 7 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., to
benefit its charitable efforts.
Exceptional values in quali-
ty plants will be offered,
including water-saving ground
cover as well as azaleas, arba-
cola, Aztec gold day lilies, bot-
tlebrush, crepe myrtles, cro-
tons, ginger, Hawaiian tai,
hibiscus, philodendron, roses
and more.
Master Gardeners will
offer tips and advice, especial-
ly in regard to water conserva-
tion a timely issue because
the St. Johns River Water
Management District will be
implementing new'restrictions
on landscape watering effec-
tive March 8. Proceeds from
the sale will benefit foster chil-
dren and local efforts to cope
with the effects of the current
economic situation.
Amelia at night
Whoooo would like to dis-
cover 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 wildlifee around on
March 13 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Meet at the Nature Center at
Amelia Island Plantation. Cost
is $10 per person. Call 321- '
5082 to reserve your spot.
Naturalist class
Registration deadline is
March 15.for the University of
Florida Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences Florida
Master Naturalist Program
Coastal Systems Module
sponsored by the Nassau,
County Extension.-,
Classes are Monday,
evenings, March 23 through
May 18 at Amelia Island
Plantation. There will be three
Saturday field trips. This pro-
gram is for adults who want to
learn more about Florida's
Individuals as well as edu-
cators and those in the eco-
tourism business can benefit.
Teachers may receive up to 40
hours of continuing education.
Topics include: ecosystems
(marine, estuarine, uplands),
key plants and ildlile, and
(lhe.role ot'hrnur 'in ishlaping
he e'nvirofilienl. EachI' mud-
le includes classroom pre-
sentations, videos, field trips


and practical interpretation.
Advance registration is
required. Course fee is $225.
For registration and program
information visit www.master- For further
questions contact Steve Gaul
at (904) 879-1019 or
Plant clinic
On March 16 Becky Jordi,
Nassau County Horticulture
Extension Agent, will conduct
a plant clinic from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. at the Yulee Extension
Office (A1A and Pages Dairy
All county residents are
invited to'bring plant samples
showing problems in their
landscapes. Problems will be
identified and solutions
offered for correction. There
is no fee for this service. For
information call 548-1116.
Matters class
On March 18 from 10-11.
a.m., Master Gardener Nelson,
Peterson will conduct a,.
Landscape Matters class on
turf weeds and lawn grasses,
The session will take place at
the UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Garden.
Nelson will discuss varieties
ofturf and considerations in
selecting the best grass for.
your landscape and lawn'
maintenance practices. He
will also identify the weeds
that appear in our turf and
proper response and treat-
ment. The class is free and
open to the public.
For more information, see
matters.html or contact .
Horticulture Extension Agent
Rebecca Jordi at 548-1116.
Orchid show
The Jacksonville Orchid
Society will hold its annual
show at the Garden Club of,
Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside
Ave., on March 21 and 22
from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission
is free (donations accepted).
Parking is free. There will be.
10 commercial vendors Mith
p,,l hid plarnts lfur sah., lot,_ of
6 orchid display ., a pourng
service for a fee and an infor-
mation desk.
The Orchid Society meets
the second Tuesday of each
month at the Garden Club -
beginners group at 7 p.m. and
regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.
.All are welcome.
For information about the'
show, call (904) 262-2163 or
Our Greenway leads a
nature walk on Egans Creek
Greenway every third

Saturday of the month. The
next walk is March 21 at 9
a.m. Participants are encour-
aged to bring water, sun pro-
tection, insect repellent, com-
fortable walking shoes and
optionally field guides and
Meet in the parking lot at
the entrance to the Greenway
behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center at 2500
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. Walks depart promptly
at 9 a.m., maintain a leisurely
pace and proceed to Jasmine
Street. They are free and open
to the public. Call 277-7350 or
visit Our Greenway at
River cleanup
The 2009 St. Marys River
Celebration, the annual.spring
cleaning of the river and its
tributaries, will be held March
21 in Nassau and Baker coun-
ties in Florida and Camden
and Charlton counties in
The cleanup takes place
from 8 a.m. until noon, fol-
lowed by a celebration lunch
for volunteers until 2:30 p.m.
at White Oak Plantation.
Tickets will be distributed to
cleanup volunteers and are
required to gain entry to /
White Oak. Volunteers also
will receive a T-shirt.
Approximately 730 volun-
teers participated in last year's
celebration, removing more
than 35,000 pounds of trash
from the waterway and its.
For more infori-mation or to
register as a group, family or
individual, contact St Marys
River Management
Committee Co-Chairman
Dean Woehrle at (904) 879-
3498 or Keep Nassau
Beautiful at 261-0165.
Rain garden tips
James Loper, landscape
designer and owner of
Reflections of Nature
Garden Center, 85068 US
17, Yulee, will discuss tips on
creating a rain garden and the
importance of our natural
waterways from 10-11 a.m.
March 21.,
Theli prograin i, free and "'
open to the public. Forinfor-'
mation call 225-9915.
Lofton Creek ayak
Join a Florida Master
Naturalist from Amelia Island
Plantation's Nature Center for
a leisurely paddle on Lofton
Creek on March 22 from 9
a.m.-l p.m.
Watch for alligators, turtles
and birds while.learning about
this.unique ecosystem. Cost is
$70 and includes snacks,
water and kayak and gear.
Must be at least 8 to partici-
pate. Call 321-5082 to book
your space.

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The Amelia Island Home and Garden Tour 2009
will be held Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-
4 p.m. when four homes at 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),
Golf Club of Amelia Island, Amelia Island Plantation
Ocean Club, Resort to Home, and Front and Centre.
Advance tickets are $30, or $35 ,at the door.
Special lunch available at PLAE for $15. For informa-
tion, call 491-6364. Visit

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Theater for Kids
Fernandina Little Theatre
is presents the 2009 Theater
for Kids program, funded by
a grant from The Rayonier
Foundation. Theater for Kids
is an intensive program that
provides youth in grades 3-
12 the opportunity for the-
ater education, training and
hands-on experience.
Registration is under way.
Acting 101 will be Mondays
4-5 p.m., beginning March 9-
April 6; fee is $10/child.
Acting 201 will be Mondays
from 6:30-7:30 p.m., March 9
April 6; fee is $10/child. The
'follow-tip classes, Acting 201
and 202, are scheduled for
June 9-12, 9:30 a.m.-noon,
and June 16-20, 6:30-8:30
p.m.; fee is $20. Total fee for
children who participate in
both sessions is $25.
To register contact FLT al or 321.
A"Positive Thinking,
Power of the Mind" work-
shop series for ages 8-18 will
be held Mondays from 3:30-'
4:30 p.m., March 9-April 20
(excluding April 6) at
KinderStudios, 528 S. Eighth
St., Fernandina Beach.
Children will gain an
understanding of how impor-
tant our thoughts really are,
how our thoughts control the
outcomes in our lives, confi-
dence t6 be true to them-
selves arid live their ideal life
how to write affirmations, sel
goals, visualize successes
and take action to live life ,
fully, live in the present
moment and let go of the
past, among other lessons.
Fee is $175. For informa-
tion and to register; call,
SDawn Grant at 753-0640..
Ryverkeeper contest
Students who attend high
schools located within the
watershed of the St. Johns
River can begin submitting.
their PSA ("Public Service
Announcementss) video
enti" in the SSt. Johns
Riverkeeper My St. Johns'
River PSA Video Contest.
The contest is sponsored by
St. Johns Riverkeeper to
*raise awareness about the St.
Johns River.
Entrants must submit a
video of 60 seconds or less'
that'provides a compelling.
message about the impor-
tance of the St. Johns and the
need to protect it.
Entry deadline is April 24.
The winner will receive, $500.
For rules and guidelines visit

Applications for the 2009
Amelia Island Book Festival
Writers Scholarship in mem-
ory of Christa Powell Walley
are due by March 15.
The scholarship is dedi-
cated to encouraging writers
in pursuit of a literary career,
The scholarship is available
to Nassau County high
school seniors and' under-
graduate college students.
with good academic standing
and who have ties to Nassafu
For rules and to down-
load an. application, go to, e-mail
oor contact your high school
guidance office. For ques-
tions, call Shannon Brown,
Writers Scholarship Com-
mittee, at (904) 908-2463.
For information about the
festival, visit, call 491-8176, or

Scholarship .
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 meet-
ing. Last year three'$1,000
scholarships were awarded,
two to students in
Fernandina Beach and one
to a student in Yulee.
Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club is selling $1
tickets for a chance to win

one of the following: 18 holes
of golf for four, green fees
and cart at The Golf Club of
Amelia Island; golf on one of
the courses at Amelia Island
'Plantation; $100 gift certifi-"
cate 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
3 pick up-an application in the
high school guidance office.
Deadline is March 20.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held March 24
and 31 at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex, 76347 Vete-
rans Way, Yulee. Sessions
begin promptly at 6 p.m.
Teen Court is a program
run by teens for teens.
Teenage offenders ages 11,
to 18 who have committed a
misdemeanor crime have
their cases heard by a jury of
their peers. Judge Robert M.
Foster and Senior Judge
Robert E. Williams preside.
t Students from all middle
and senior high schools
(ages 11-18) may partici-
pate. Those wishing to be on
the volunteer jury or act as
attorneys, court clerks or
bailiffs can sign up through
their school guidance office
or at court. To participate as.
an attorney, see Teen Court
Coordinator Charles Griffin
as he rotates those positions.
Volunteers must arrive
between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
All students earn two '
hours of community, service.
e credit toward the Florida
Scholarship program, local 4-
H programs, Scouts and
, other programs requiring
t community service hours.
With prior approval some
teachers give grade'credit
for attendance and participa-
tion. Participating seniors
are eligible to apply for Teen
Court Scholarships awarded
each year. Students and par-
ents are invited to join the
court audience as spectators.
For information call 548-4611
and ask for Griffin.
Eight Flags Charter
Chapter of the American
Business Women's .
As'oation i- offeringg a
scholarship for 2009-10 for,
Nassau County residents;
/ For an application, call Linda
Little at 261-0155 after 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Applications are due by'.
March 31.
The Amelia Island
Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution is'
offering four $1,000. scholar-
ships, one at each of the four
t Nassau County high schools.
Applications are available at
each school's guidance
office. Deadline is March 31.

Applications for the
Nassau County Community
Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers
Memorial Scholarship, P~eck
Memorial Scholarship and
the Rychard-Lottie-Annie
Cook-Scholarship are now
available at Fernandina
Beach High School.
Applications for the
NCCDC Scholarship in
Honor of Felix Jones of
Fernandina Beach are avail-
able at Hilliard, West Nassau,
and Yulee High.schools.
All completed applica-
tions are due by April 15.
Interested seniors should
contact the guidance office
* of each high school or call
2614396 or 261-4113 for
more information.
Red Crayon
The Red Crayon is a fun
place for parents/caregivers
and children under five to
enjoy art, music ahd creative
Susan Dahl; facilitator
and program director, has
over 25 years' experience in
developing enrichment pro-
grams. "My goal is to feed
children's natural curiosity
and encourage self expres-
sion." The Red Crayon LLC
is also available to come to
your school or your class can
visit the Red Crayon at 11 S.
Seventh St. For more infor-
mation visit www.TheRed
Box tops

Calling all box tops for
education and soup labels for
schools, Fernandina Beach
Middle School is accepting
donations of these items.
They may be dropped off at
the office, 315 Citrona Drive.
Call (904) 206-1370 for infor-

Class is not just about dancing

News-Leader J

Ballroom dancing is not just
about learning to dance, says
Felix Solis, director of Amelia
Island Ballroom Youth
Solis believes ballroom danc-
ing gives children confidence
and poise, and helps them learn
manners and etiquette.. Created
three years ago to, give back to
the community, AIBYA obtained
non-profit status a year ago.
The academy offers a posi-
tive after-school activity that
develops and nurtures self-
assurance and confidence.
While they're learning to dance,
students are also learning how
to get along with others,
Free' classes for children
from kindergarten through
high school are taught at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center and the Peck Center
Students who exhibit 'a
desire and passion to excel to a
higher level may apply for schol-
arships for private lessons.
These students may,then par-
ticipate in amateur and pro/am
competitions held in
Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, St
Augustine and Orlando.
Scholarship recipients-' are
selected by recommendation,
following an interview.
One advanced student is
Michael Kronbach, 11.'The St.
Michael Academy sixth grader
placed third in the nation at the
U.S. Ballroom championship
last year in Orlando.
"He enjoys it very much,"
said dad Henry. "While he may
sometimes seem uninspired in
class, when he takes the floor at
a competition, a whole anotherr
personality emerges."
Marissa Moore, 12, enjoys
ballroom dancing, too.
"I want to do it so I can teach
others," said the aspiring'dance
AIBYA students will be fea-
tured in a fundraiser April 11 at
. the Amelia Island Plantation.
Billed as "Dancing With the
Local'Stars," the event is just
one of the annual fundraisers
including a golfltournamient and

Dance instructor Meredith Tinman puts students through their paces at Amelia Island
Ballroom Youth Academy classes, above. Students include Grace Corham, Caroline
McDonald, Miguel Kronbach, Zara Blake, Tadia Dunton, Halley Powell, Aria Treanor
and Alessandra Smith.

Three Ballroom Youth
Academy students, Sierra
.Connor, Channing Perrett
and Miguel Kronbach, left,
competed at The Grand
Challenge Ballroom Dance
... Competition on Feb. 7 at
Bolero's Dancesport in
.-Connor and Kronbach
.-- .' .'- placed first in all 22 of
their categories. Perrett
and Kronbach also took
first in their 18 categories.
In addition, Kronbach won
Top Junior Student of the
Grand Challenge.

"We exist through contribu-
.tions and donations," said Solis,
who is seeking corporate and
private sponsors.
Local stars slated to perform
at the event include sports
coaches Bobby Ramsey and Ed
"Puggy" Brown, former mayor
and state representative Aaron
Brjn,. D.i. Kevin White, "yoga
instructor Terri Daggett-and

The event.begins at 6 p.m.
with open:dancing, hors d'oeu-
vres and a cash bar. There will
be a silent auction emceed by
Aaron Bean. Competition, gets
under way at 7.p.m., followed by
a floorshow by the Ballroom
Yoith Acade my and .ending
T. illc tLhsi ai lreseri$tafidri.'
Tickets are $35 pre-event

and $40 at the door. Platinum
sponsorships are $700 and
include a first row table and four
reserved tickets; gold sponsor-
ships are $600 ,and include a
second row table and four
reserved tickets; silver spon-
.sorships are $400 and include
two reserved theater seating
tickets; and bronze sponsor-
ships are $200 and include two
reserved open seating tickets.
For information call (904)
,707-6762 or visit -ww clat.-
scIallrooni.nel. "f "


The YMCA Pryme Time Stars of the
Month are Stephen Benge .and Payton
Stephen is a third grad- -[ h
er at Yulee Elementary.
His teacher is Mrs.
Mason. His favorite sub- .
ject in school is reading.
In his spare time, Stephen
likes to play on the tire '" j
swing in his yard. His
favorite person is his cousin Taylor Harter,
because he enjoys playing with her.
When Stephen grows up he would like

to be a school principal because he will
like to be able to make up the rules.
Stephen's favorite thing to is soft shell

Payton is a second '.
grader at Yuilee Primary
School. Her teacher is
Mrs. Schwab. Her favorite
subject is reading. She
likes going to the library at
her school. In her spare
time she likes to play with
her dad because he is lots of fun and she

really likes playing with his "Star Trek"
UNO cards. Her favorite person is her 13-
year-old sister, Olivia Prater, because she
really looks up to her. Her favorite food is
pepperoni pizza.
When Payton grows up, she wants to be
a veterinarian because she likes taking care,
of animals. She even taught her dog a trick.
He can do "High 5."
YMCA Pryme Time is very proud of
Stephen and Payton for always practicing
the YMCA core values of Responsibility,
Respect, Honesty, and Caring. Keep up the
great work guys!


Children in the Step by Step Learning Center VPK classes went on safari with their homemade Jeeps recently. Their
teachers, Joan Sullenger and Britt Kelly, also took them on a plane ride with their passports in hand to Africa.
Pictured are the morning class, above, and afternoon class.







The Lady Pirates were still
looking for their first win.
* Wednesday when they hosted
the 10-0 Fletcher Lady
Senators. They didn't get that
win and lost 20-0 to drop to
0-11. Pictured, clockwise i
from top left; Katie
MIVcElhaugh on,the mound for
the Lady Pirates; Carrington
Fussell looks toher father
and Coach Donnie Fussell
before stepping in the box;
.Chelsea Cheshire is ready at
first base; third baseman
Chelsey Gregory prepares to
throw to first base.

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FHSAA may reduce schedules for 2009-10

BETH JONES said Ken Roland, baseball coach and ath-
Wews-Leader letic director at Fernandina,Beach'High
school. "There are ways to let the coach-
Schedules could be shrinking for most es and school districts use their discretion.
high school teams in the state next school Let's just not travel far away."
year il the Florida High School Athletic Roland said it shouldn't be a blanket
Association board of directors approves a,& decision and each district should be
proposal limiting the number; of games allowed to make its own adjustments.
allowed in a season. The board meets in' "We're losing gate receipts as well,"
April.' he said. "I think there are other ways to do
Varsity baseball and basketball teams this. Once they do it, I don't.think well get,
are currently aJlu, e-d 25 games hbut, if thie .' back. I think it's very'sitsighted. At
proposal is approved, it would limit teams least get some input from the districts."
to just 20. Only football will go untouched. Roland said he could play county teams
Soccer, volleyball and softball sched- three times to cut travel expenses.
tiles will also drop from 25 to 20 allowed, "My principal can tell me to just sched-
%wrestling and tennis will drop from 18 to ule 20 games," he said.
15, cross country, swimming and track Will. Minor, head baseball coach and
and field from' 13 to 11 anjdgolf from 14 to athletic director at Yulee High School,
13. Junior arsity schedules will.'also be' sees the proposal in a different light.,
cut. 'The proposed change in the number
"I know times are difficult, but I can of games played will probably have a smallW
Help save money by the \\ay I schedule," effecton the season as a whole," he said.

" 'The way I look at it is the season will just
be shortened by two weeks. The weaker
schools, with less pitching, may be better
off than they are now because they will not
have as many innings to fill on the mound.
"Teams will adjust just like everyone
did eight years ago when the schedule,
went from 28 to 25 games."
"I don't care how many games we play,
but I don't like being told by someone
else that we have to do this or that for a
'reason that doesn't exist for us," said Matt
* Schreiber, head boys basketball coach at
FBHS. "It seems like schools should be
able to make that determination on a case-
by-case basis.
"If you cut five games from us, you're
taking money from us. For another pro-
gram, it might not 'be that way. But it
should be their decision.'
'Thaats five times where we don't have
a basketball game, but we still have prac-.
tice. I'd rather play a game."


5-1 Pirates head

south for
The Pirate baseball team is
5-1 (2-0 in the district) as it
heads south today for an annu-
al two-game road trip. The
Pirates play at Winter Haven
tonight at 7 p.m. and stop in
Lake Wales Saturday for a noon
On Monday, the Fernandina
Beach High School baseball
team hosted Trinity Christian
and edged the visitors 3-2
thanks to a squeeze bunt in the
seventh inning that plated the
winning run.
"We've kind of surprised
ourselves," FBHS Coach Ken
Roland said. "We had some
question marks. We didn't have
any guys with experience com-
ing back on the mound. We've
used our entire staff. We played
matchup with them and it has
worked out so far."
"It will be a little tougher

2 games
this weekend," Roland said.
In the bottom of the seventh
inning, Tyler Thornton walked
and advanced to second on a
Harrison Yonn bunt Both took
an extra base pn a balk. The
bases were loaded when Justin
Crews was walked intentional-
ly. Jeff Day bunted to score
Thornton for the game-winner.
The Pirates had just .three
hits on the night, two from Day
and one from Yonn.
Tim Roszell pitched the first
five innings, giving up two runs
on four hits, walking three and
striking out two..Myles Rabant
pitched the sixth and Nick
Syme.took'over in the seventh
to pick up his second win of the
The Pirates play at Bolles
Tuesday and host Marist out
of Atlanta Wednesday. They cap
the week at home with Yulee on
Friday the 13th. First pitch is at
6 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m.
March 13.

YHS Hornets push

season record to 42

The Hornets are 4-2 after
going 2-1 last week. The Yulee
-High School baseball team
defeated Mandarin Christian
16-1 Feb. 23, lost to Baldwin 10-
,8 in 10 innings the following
Night and capped the week,
blanking Hawthorne, 10-0 in six
innings Feb. 27.
Andrew Minor threw a com-
plete game two-hitter against
Mandarin Christian. He struck
out 10 batters in five innings.
Junior Dylan Ellis picked up
the win on the mound against
Leading hitters on the week
were Marcus Taylor (7-for-ll
with' a double, four RBIs and
six runs scored), Josh Cassidy
(4-for-9 with.a pair of doubles,
two RBIs .and four. runs
scored), Andrew Minor (7-for-
13 with a trio of doubles., a
triple, a home run, nine RBIs
and three runs scored),. Ellis .
(6-for-9 with a couple of RBIs)

and Matt Malone (5-for-10 with
three RBIs and 'three runs
Michael Beasley and Johna-
than Beaton also had multiple
RBIs on the week. Mark
Fleischer stole five bases.
"I am happy to be 4-2 at this
point of the season even though
we should probably be 5-1,"
said Will Minor, Yulee head
coach. "We are working hard
on cutting back the fielding
errors in the infield.
"Our pitchers have done a
good job so far with a team ERA
of 1.83, but we still lose focus
too many times in the field. I
keep telling the team that it is
a long season and we just need
to keep improving as the sea-
son goes on."
Yulee travels to Episcopal
tonight First pitch is at 7 p.m.
The lone home game next
week is Thursday. The Hornets
host Hilliard at 6 p.m.

Yulee Baptist upsets high-powered Celebration team two

'Despite, Cliff Gaines' three home
runs, Yulee Baptist Church upset
Celebration Baptist Church team two
Saturday in Family Driven Softball
League action.
Back on Feb. 7, Team Two crushed
the young Yutee squad 33-6. Since that
opening day loss, Yulee coaches Eric
Schmidt and Julie Peterson have been
building their team in anticipation of
the rematch.
The visiting Yulee squad surprised
Team Two with a five-run first inning
performance. Team Two (the highest
scoring team in the FDSL, averaging
20 runs a game) spent the rest of the
day chasing Yulee.and finally catching
the young squad, by 'scoring six runs

in the fifth inning, knotting the score
at 14-14.
SGarrett Callis (5-for-5 on the day),
hit a two-run double as Yulee scored
four runs in the final inning to hold off
Team Two 18-14. The highlight of the
day for Herman Cook's Team Two
squad was a three out-6f-the-park
home run performance by Gaines, the
first out of the park in the young
Family Driven Sodball League's his-
tory. The Springhill Softball Complex
is equipped with 310-foot fences.'
. Rusty Prince went 2-for-2 on the
day with a triple. Yulee's'Callis had
one hone run and two doubles on the
day and Amanda Springer hit 3-for-4.
Yulee will now focus on a 1 p.m.
+ .' ,

Saturday contest against Celebration
Team One, which had a one-run loss.
to Springhill Feb. 22 but many feel is
still the top team in the FDSL.
In other action, Celebration Team
One topped the Bridge Family
Worship Center 19-4. Team One (the
best defense in the FDSL, only giving,
up eight runs agamrne) was led by Ryan
Jones, who for the second consecu-
tive week threw a runner out from the
outfield. Jones hit 4-for-4 on the day
with a double.
Other top performers for Team
One were Jeremy Flood, who hit 4-for-
4 with a home run,)and player/coach
Chris Spivey, who went 2-for-2 with a
home run. Eric Harris also continues

to wreak havoc on softballs with a 3-for-
4 performance, includingg a triple.
David Keay's Bridge team was led by
Matt Thornton, who went 3-for-3 with
a double. Julie Davis went 2-for-2.
The final game of the day featured
Five Points Baptist Church's best per-
formance of the year. The team came
close to knocking off- undefeated
Springhill ,Baptist Church. Marvin
Sloan led Five Points' charge with a
breakout seven-run third inning;
Springhill found themselves down 11-
7. The Springhill bats were awakened
as the team scored six runs in: the
fourth inning and five in the fifth, hold-
ing off Five Points 19-14. Springhill is

Top performers for Five Points
were Sloan, who went 3-for-3 with a
home run, Tom Skipper and Troy
Reed, who both went 3-for-4, and
Buddie Jones, who hit 2-for-2.
Springhill's top players were Pastor
Sean Gossett;,who has yet to record an
out this year, going 3-for-3 on the day
with a double, Angela Higgins, who
went 5-for-5 with a double, Ben Guest
and Justin Darby, who both went 3-
for-3, and Sean Hollis, who batted 2-for-
2. .
Games are played every Saturday
at the Springhill Softball Complex on
Old Nassauville Road. For informa-
tion, contact league president Ernie
Stuckey at 261-6083.

YHS boysnet wins on West Side

The Yulee High School tennis teams traveled
'to Hilliard Feb. 26, The boys team won 5-2.
Josh Hopper, Mikey Mott and Justin Gibson
picked up singles wins for the YHS Hornet net-.
ters (4-1). Hopper defeated Casey O'Neal 8-1.
Mott won 8-0 over Joel Hoover. Gibson was an
8-4 winner over RJ. Wagner.
' Hilliard's Trenton Drurey defeated Ryan
Gerlach 8-4 and teammate Andrew Lawrence
edged Yulee's Jeff Beluscak 8-6.
Yulee's boys won both doubles matches.
Hopper and Gerlach defeated O'Neal and
Drurey 8-4 and Beluscak and Mott teamed up
to beat Lawrence and Hoover 8-4. '
"The women's team played well but were
outmatched this time," said Richard Schweitzer,
YHS coach.. : /
Kaylan Towers was the lone singles winner.
She defeated Haylie Giles 8-3. Picking up wins
for Hilliard were Kaylee Moore (8-3 over
Courtney Lathrop), Samantha Lee (8-3 over
Brook Millan), L, Holliman (8-6 over Courtney
Lowary) and Lydia Arflin (8-2) over Erica Suh.
Moore and Lee defeated Lathrop and Millan
8-4 for a Hilliard' doubles win. Yulee's' Towers
and Lowary defeated Kayla Martin and
Stephanie Kerns .8-6.
The Hornet netters were back on the West
Side Tuesday, taking on West Nassau. Both
YHS teams won 5-2.
The Yulee girls swept the singles. Lathrop
beat Colleen Spearrin 8-3, Millan defeated
Evelyn Lloyd 8-0, Towers topped Kathy
Kennedy 8-2, Lowary edged Sarah Alexander 9-
8 and Suh beat Mallory Zobel 8-. .

Yulee's Erica Suh prepares to serve.

West Nassau collected doubles wins. Kaylee
Moore and Samantha Lee defeated Lathrop
* and Millan 8-5. Kennedy and Alexander defeat-
ed Emily Purvis and Channell Brown 8-5.
In boys singles, Yulee's Gerlach defeated
Sam Bryan 8-0, Mott beat Jesse Hall 8-0 and
Josh Nelson topped Daniel Fenton 8,3. West
Nassau's Conner Stevenson beat Hopper 8-1
and Jack Fenton defeated Beluscak 8-6.
The Hornets won both doubles matches.
Hopper and Gerlach beat Stevenson and Bryan
8-0 and Beluscak and Mott defeated Jack Fenton
and Hall 8-0.

Donr'tfearthe reaper: exercise
I 'n order to promote kill you," she yourself to start a daily walk-
healthier living, the says as she ing regimen and stick to it.
American Academy of' pushes her Start today, or tomorrow. Or
Orthopaedic Surgeons is glass of milk Monday. It really doesn't mat
putting out new advertise- '' in front of ter when you start; itis just
ments to tout the benefits of him. that you do start.
exercise, while doing so safe-- The acad- The American Heart
ly. The academy believes emy is also Association is encouraging
despite a wealth of informa- placing spots companies and CEOs to cre-
tion championing the benefits on the radio ate a walking-friendly work-
of exercise, America as a to reach par- place. Studies have suggested
whole is not a healthier nation SPORTS ents with that adults can gain as much
than in the past. In fact, stud- active chil- as two hours of life expectan-
ies continue to show obesity MEDICINE dren. These cy for each hour of regular,
is on the rise. GREGORY ads hope to vigorous exercise, like brisk
The new television ads fea- promote the walking. A walking exercise
ture ominous music and the SMITH, M.D. proper use program has also been show
Grim Reaper searching the .... of safety to lower the risks of heart dis
streets and knocking on gear in ease, diabetes, hypertension
doors, only to be met with sports such as skateboarding, and even some forms of can-
replies such as, "Oh, you're mountain biking and freestyle cer.
looking for Frank? You just motocross. In one, a mother
missed him. He's out run- scolds her child, "If I find out This column is written to
ning." As the Reaper contin- you've been trying 900s in the discuss issues regarding sports
ues to have difficulty finding half-pipe without your armor, medicine and safety. It is not
his intended appointments, a I'm taking away your cell intended to serve as a replace-
voiceover explains that exer- phone!" ment for treatment by your reg
cise not only improves gener- Do you have 30 minutes ular doctor Specific concerns
al health, but increases bone you can spare? If you do, then should be discussed with a
health and quality qf life as get out and walk. The physician. Mail questions to
well. One ad even closes with American Heart Association's Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S.
the frustrated Reaper sitting "Start" program encourages 18th St., Suite 204, Fernan-
down on a bench as a little Americans to incorporate at dina Beach, FL 32034. For
girl is playing chess. "You least 30 minutes of walking appointments, call 261-8787
know, a little calcium wouldn't into their day. Set a goal for or visit


The YMCA of Florida's
First Coast Flyers swim team
qualified five local swimmers
in the state short course
championship meets.
Attending the Junior
Olympics were Maisie Gooch,.
Summer Stanley-Pomm,
Kaylynn Chauncey and Juan
Cardenas. This meet was for,
swimmers ages 8-13 with
qualifying times.
Aly Kaywork qualified for
the senior championships for
those swimmers 15 and older
or those who meet the quali-
fying times.
The Flyers "chomped" off
times while in Gainesville
Feb. 6-8 at the Florida Junior -
Stanley-Pomm placed 25th
in her individual event, the 50-
yard freestyle with a time of
The 10-and-under girls
200-yard free relay took an
impressive-sixth place in the
state (2:04.01). Gooch recdrd-
ed a personal best split time
of 32.43.. Joining her on the
relay were Taylor'Anderson,
Kylie Potter, Lauren Johnson.
The 13-14 girls 400 free
relay placed 25th (4:04.86).
Swimming on the relay were
Chauncey, Stanley-Pomm,,
Caitlyn Johnson and Jenna
S The 13-14 boys 200 medley
relay placed 17th (2:00.18).
Cardenas led off the relay
with a commanding start and
had his fastest 50 back. His
teammates were Herald
Mitchell. Joseph Paul and
Adam Champion.
- Kaywork and the entire

YFFC Flyers Swim Team did
an out standing job the week-
end of Feb. 27-March 1 at the
Florida senior championships
in Orlando.
Kaywork swam her two
favorite events, the 50 free
and.l00 free.
'"The competitionrwas .
tough and fast," Coach Mary
Donn Bowman said. "Those
girlsiwere holding nothing
back and neither was Aly.
Kaywork placed 39th in
the 50 free (25.33) and 81st in
the 100 free (57.76), achiev-
ing new team records.
The girls 400 free relay
placed eighth (3:48.06).
Kaywork led off the relay, fol-
lowed by Alix Tucci,
Katherine Zander and
Shannon Love.
The girls 400 medley relay
placed 10th (4:20.94). This
time Kaywork was the anchor
with a strong finish and split
time of 56.47. Her teammates
were Jenna Zander, Tucci,
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6.2009 SPORTS News-Leader JA
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Aly Kaywork of Fernandina Beach checks her final time in the 50-yard freestyle at the
Florida senior championships in Orlando Feb. 27-March 1, left. She poses for-a snap-
shot with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, right.

Local swimmers compete at state


Yulee Pop Warner
Yulee Pop Warner will hold its next board
meeting March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Yulee
Sports Complex on Goodbread Road.
Registration for the 2009 season will be
held from 9 a.m. to noon March 11 in the gym
at the Yulee Sports Complex. Fees are $100
for the first child and $75 for each additional
sibling. All other sign-up fees are $125 for the
first child and $100 each additional sibling
with registration from 9 a.m. to noon on April
25, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 13, June 20
and June 27.
For information call 277-8136 or visit

Youth tennis event at AlP
The USTA's youth registration event
scheduled for. March 1 has been rescheduled
for March 7 at 2 p.m. at Amelia Island
Plantation. Call Michele Maharaj at 548-1472
for further information or for entry. This tennis
event is open to all junior players. There will
be a round robin tournament for advanced
players and instructional clinics for beginner
players. Each entrant will receive a one-year
junior membership in the USTA. Cost per
entrant is $15.

3.on-3 Adult Basketball Tournament
The McArthur Family YMCA is hosting the
first Strong Kids 3-on-3 Adult Basketball
Tournament March 28 to benefit the.YMCA's
Strong Kids Campaign. Last year the Nassau
County YMCAs gave away $250,000 in finan-
cial assistance but raised just $141,000 in the
Strong Kids campaign.
There will be two tournaments, division A
for ages 18-34 and division B for 35 and older,
with an entry fee of $50 per team. For infor-
mation call the YMCA at 261-1080.

Sporting clay tournament
A sporting clay tournament, with proceeds
benefiting charitable organizations in Nassau
County, will be held at 11 a.m. March 13 at
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hotshot Trail
in Yulee.
Fees are $400 per foursome or $100 per
individual and includes 70 targets, 75 shells
and dinner. For information, call 261-8133 or

AIPjuniorgolf camps
Amelia Island Plantation Golf Academy at
Long Point will offer junior golf camps March 9
through April 10 on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays from 9-11 a.m. for junior players
ages 7-18. Fee is $40 per session ($120 per
The camps will work on basic fundamen-
tals on the swing and short game by using fun
activities and contests to challenge each stu-
dent's skills. Pre-register by calling 382-5406
or 277-5976.

Elm Street Little League ;;,
ElmStreet 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.

Babe Ruth openingday
,Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth will hold
opening day ceremonies March 14at the ball-
park, 1001 Beech St.

Katherine Zander.
"The team had shaved and
tapered just right to be at
their peak performance and
to swim their best races of the
year," Bowman said. "But,
nothing beats loUking up and
seeing the one and only Ryan
Lochte. We will never forget
his races. He made the meet
remarkable, rememberable
and unforgettable... the
Kodak moment, the auto-
graph and just knowing that
he is just a swimmer like the
rest of the swimmers in the
meet. It made for a great
"As the coach from a small
town it felt great to walk on
the deck with the best of the"
best in the state and know
that we are just as important
as they are. As this team
matures into great swimmers,
I am sure there will be many
,more encounters with the
Olympians. Just keep swim-
ming fast."

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Snow Bird Rally
The 18-hole golf league at Fernandina
Beach held its annual Snow Bird Rally March
3. Thirty-three golfers lraved the elements to
play a game of two best balls of the foursome.
' First place went to the team of Linda Scott,
Debbie Bowie, Peggie Rusk and Nancy
Pollock with a score of 126. There was a two-
way tie for second.with a score of 129. The
teams were Kathleen Walker, Jean Ridenour,
Lucy Thompson and Kathleen Hilmer and

Nancy Speck, Pat Robinson, Emily Baker and
Glenda Babin.

Supportthe Scouts
A golf tournament to support Cub Scouts
and Boy Scouts in Fernandina Beach will be
held March 23 at Long Point GoLl Club at
Amelia Island Plantation. Fees are $75 per
player or $300 per team for the captain's
choice event. Prizes include trips. Call
Stephanie Newberry at 206-1057 to register.


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

YMCA flag 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.

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

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.
A Chance To Dance, 474378 SR200. Call
753-3407 or email
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call 261-0557.

Fitness programs
The Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department has. a fitness area at Peck Gym
which includes a weight room with free
weights, selectorized equipment, treadmills
and elliptical machines. Personal training is
also available. Monthly packages include
dietary analysis and food program. Fitness
classes are held Monday and Thursday nights
at Peck Gym. Ea6h class is a full-body work-
out involving free weights, cardio, stretching
and abdominal work. Fee, is $3 per class. Call
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee, offers step and sculpt, strength train-
ing and abs, body sculpt and step aerobics.
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 McArtnur 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.

The 10-and-under relay team of Taylor Anderson, Kylie -
Potter, Lauren Johnson and Fernandina Beach's Maisie


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FRIDAY. MARCH 6,2009 SPORTS News-Leader.

Anglers on hunt for drum

S altwater fishermen will be targeting
black drum this weekend with the
annual Nassau Sport Fishing
Association Black Drum Tournament .
beginning after the mandatory captain's meet-
ing tonight The captain's meeting will be held,
at Ten Acres and begins at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Leaders & Sinkers at 321-2800.
Don Whitman of Leaders of Sinkers
reports "bull" whiting are running along
Amelia Island's pristine beaches during the
last two hours of the incoming and during all
of the falling tide. Surf fishermen can also
expect to catch redfish and puppy drum.
Fresh local shrimp continues to be the bait of.
choice for a variety of saltwater species cur-
rently running in the surf.
Redfish and black drum are also running at
the tip of the St. Marys south jetty rocks. Capt.
Jeff Crumpton has been guiding his charters.
to 10- to 20-pound black drum and redfish ,
weighing to 20 pounds during an incoming
Capt. Allen Mills has been guiding his
backwater charters to nice catches of sea trout
and a recent charter produced a five-pound '
speck. Sea trout are legal to catch as of March
1. There is a five-fish bag limit per day for sea ,
trout and one may measure over 22 inches in
overall length. ..
Freshwater bass fishing is picking up in

Northeast Florida freshwater
': rivers, ponds and lakes. Now
is the time of year to catch a
largemouth bass of a lifetime
with the spawn in full swing.
A full moon arrives
Capt. Benny Hendrix,
skipper of the "Heavy Hitter,"
has been leading his clients
ON TIHE to good catches of red snap-
WAiTE per, sea bass and grouper.
WA 1 Some of the best action is
TERRY coming from FA, FC and HH
fish havens while fishing on
,LACOSS the bottom with fresh local
". squid, chunks of Spanish sar-
dines and live pinfish.
, Stripers are running in the St. Marys and
Nassau river systems during the last hour of
the incoming and the first few hours of the
falling tides. Work the mouths of feeder
creeks, deep turns of the river and bridge pil-
ings with I/ 4-ounce. white bucktail jigs or No.
9 silver Rapalas.
Th7e New's-Leader encourages local anglers to
submit photographs of their catches. E-mail pho-
tos to bjones'-'tbnewusleade r.eom, mail them to
P.O. Box 766. Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or
drop them by 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach.
Call Bethi Jones at 261-3696.

James Barber, left, was the big winner
during the 2008 Nassau Sport Fishing
Association's Black Drum Tournament
with.his 79.50-pound black drum. The
2009 tournament gets under way tonight.
Grouper are running at many of the
nearshore fish havens. Gary Palmer,
above, boated this pair of Amelia Island
gag grouper.


'sr BMriTED
Nlicki Beberman reeled in her biggest reddish ever from
her dock on Bell's River recently. The big red weighed
12 pounds and measured 35 inches.

The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association meets the second
Wednesday of each month at
7:30 p.m. and the fourth
Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the
Ten Acres Kraft Athletic
Club. Membership is open to
the public. Call 261-9481 or

GPS for mariners class
Whether you are a com-
plete novice just thinking that
GPS may be a useful naviga-
tion tool, someone who has
never managed to get a grip
on the technology or a GPS
user who wants to learn
more, this program conduct-
ed by Flotilla 14-1 of the Coast
Guard Auxiliary could be for
you. It is a hands-on course
and it is preferable that all
participants bring their trans-
portable GPS with spare bat-
teries and users manual to the
The program is conducted
in two sessions on successive

Saturday, April 25 and May
2. Each session will begin at 9
a.m. at the Fernandina
Lighthouse facility on Amelia
Island and last about three
hours. There is a $25 charge
for course materials.
For information and regis-
tration, contact Bob Sperry at

Bassmasters meet
Nassau Bassmasters, asso-
ciated with the BASS National
Federation and the Florida
BASS Federation, meets the
third Thursday each month in
Yulee. Membership is open to
anyone at least 16 years old.
Call Bob Schlag at (912) 729-
2282 or Billy Kittrell at 225-

Marine auction
The St. Augustine Yacht
Club will hold a marine auc-
tion at noon March 7 at the
Lighthouse Park facility,
allowing area boating enthusi-
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used marine-related products
and services. Individuals and
businesses are invited to par-
ticipate: professional auction-
eers will be on hand Call
(904) 624-97,25.

Kayak tournament
Northeast Florida's online
kayak fishing community, has
announced plans for the
world's largest kayak fishing
tournament to be held in
Jacksonville May 1-2. The-
sixth annual Jacksonville
Kayak Fishing Classic pro-
motes kayak fishing in
Jacksonville with a fun con-
servation-oriented format and
raises funds for children's
programs at Daniel Memorial
and the Guy Harvey Ocean
Foundation The Columbia
Sportswear Company. the
global leader in active out-
door apparel, is the title spon-
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. Last year's
classic had a world's largest
attendance of 341 paddlers
with more than $60,000 in
prizes and gifts. The event
raised over $28,000 for local
children's and conservation-
charities. .
The captain's meeting is
scheduled for May 1 at
Jacksonville's Ramallah Club.
Check-in, awards ceremonies
and a banquet are set for May
2 at Jacksonville's Ramallah ,
Club. The entry fee is $60 and
includes a captain's bag with a
tournament T-shirt featuring
a Helter Skeletons design,
rights to fish, entry into the
raffles and banquet..
A special VIP entry for
8 110 is also available that
additionally includes a new
technology custom-embroi-
dered Columbia fishing shirt
and a Norton Brass Rattler.
Fish Grip. Anglers will be
launching and fishing at any
inshore location within Duval,
Nassau and St. Johns coun-
ties. )
Trophies, kayaks, fishing
gear and gift certificates will
be awarded for first-place
through fourth-place finishers
in four open divisions and
first place through third place
in the fly fishing division.
Divisions include the red-
fish-trout-flounder slam,
biggest redfish, biggest trout,
biggest flounder and the red-

fish-trout 11ly slamn. There are
also contingency prizes.
awards for top junior angler.
top lady angler. top senior
angler, a mystery fish prize, a
raffle for the "Best Dang
Tackle Box" and raftles that
include more than $20.000
worth of kayaks, equipment
and tackle
Kayak fishermen can reg-
ister online at ww-w.Jackson
or can also pick up an entrN
forhi at Strike-Zone Fishing,
Black Creek Outfitters and
Gander Mountain. More
information, rules and prize
details are also available

4-H shooting sports
The Nassau County 4-H
Safety and Education in
Shooting Sports club meets at
6 p.m. Monday. Locations
alternate between the shoot-
ing range and the multi-pur-
pose building located next to
th-e extension offic-e t the
fairgrounds in Callahan.Jhe
program provides a positive --
experience for youth and pro-
motes the safety and ethical
use of firearms.
Enrollment in 4-H is
required, but simple andfree.
Youth must be at least 10
years old. CallAllison Hagaat
(904) 765-7158.

Join the auxiliary
The United States Coast
Guard Auxiliary needs volun-
teers' It is composed-of uni-
formed non-military volun-
teers who assist the Coast
Guard in all of its varied mis-
sions, except for military and
direct law enforcement.
These men and women
can be found on the nation's
waterways, in the air, in class-
rooms and on the dock.
Training opportunities, most
. of which are free, include
boat crew and coxswain
(small boat operator) vessel
examiner, boating safety class
instructor, public affairs,
marine visitor and others.
Applicants must be a U.S.
citizen, at least 17 years old
and pass a basic background
check. There are no upper
age limits or height or weight
standards (although boat
crew must perform certain
tasks). There are no mini-
mum service hours.
Flotilla 14-01 meets at the "
Amelia Island. Lighthouse
facility once a month.

Calling All Gate River

Runners & Walkers!

Saturday, March 7th *AM

Dr., Nancy Felix and Amelia Island Personal
Fitness will be hosting a fun and informative
lecture on preparation and strategy for the
'BIG DAY' followed by a. run/walk.

Amelia Parkway Medical Plaza
2416 Lynndale Road
Fernandina Beach, FL



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Road tours, auctions, racing
legends and more March 13-15 "


T he heart of
Fernandina Beach's
historic business
district, Centre
Street, will once again host
the FedEx Road Tour 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,' adja-
cent to The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island.
A variety of vehicles repre-
senting the creations of.
Southern California coach-
builder Bohman & Schwartz,
along with vehicles from sev-
eral 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 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
for a public display and partic-
ipant luncheon at The Palace
Saloon. The 2009 honoree,
David Hobbs, will take part in
the tour and will be available

to sign autographs.
In an international career
than spanned nearly 30 years,
the versatile U.K native drove
sports, touring, Indy, IMSA,
Formula 1, NASCAR and
Group C endurance racers, all,
with equal skill.
Hobbs won the 1971 U.S.
Formula 5000 championship
and 12 years later added the
1983 Trans-Am championship
to his trophy case. A regular
competitor at the 24 Hours of
Le Mans, Hobbs drove in the
grueling race 20 times, mak-
ing it to the podium three
times all third place finishes.
He drove for a wide variety of
manufacturers and teams,
including BMW, McLaren,
BRM and Honda.
As one of SPEED
Channel's most animated and
'popular commentators, Hobbs
can be seen today providing
expert analysis laced with
humorous anecdotes on a
variety of series, including'
Formula One, sports car and
endurance racing.
This year's Concour.s
.CARS C'ntinued on 2B

Among :the rare cars on the
auction block at this year's
Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance: a 1911
Oldsmobile Autocrat
"Yellow Peril," top, '4
Packard Panther, above,
and a 1963 AC Cobra, left.

Explore 'Florida Back Roads'

I Amelia Sanlon exhibit opens March 14

ForiheNew.s Leader
Amelia Sanjon Gallery's annual big
bash this year will feature artist Jim
Draper with "Florida Back Roads." An
opening reception will be held March 14
from 5:30-9 p.m. at the gallery. 218A
Ash St., Fernandina Beach.
Although Draper was born in
Mississippi he has called Florida home
for more than a decade. He travels
throughout the state. investigating the
remnants of an ancient, rapidly disap-
pearing landscape. Inspired by the nat-
ural beauty of the coastal topography
and attuned to the preservationist needs
of the environment. Draper abstracts
details of indigenous flora and fauna,

transforming them into characters in
his evocative, romantic narratives.
Draper explains that serial imagery,
a process that requires the reworking of
a specific image, enables him to tran-
scend simple understanding of form.
"Once you've settled on the content and
general composition within a format, it
releases you to explore the pleasure of
painting, to really iump into the process
... you're free to play with color, texture,
surface. and all of us who came out of
abstract expressionism are mainly inter-
ested in surface."
Draper's paintings embody the
beauty of a naturalistic world, fused
ROADS Continued on 2B

Random Lunacy

Take road less

traveled at next

I Courtyard Nights Presents "Random
Lunacy Videos From the Road Less
Traveled," at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Betty
P. Cook Nassau Center in Yulee. The pro-
gram is part of the Southern Arts
Federation-Southern Circuit Film Festival.
"Random Lunacy" filmmakers are
Emmy-award winner Victor Zimet and
Stephanie Silber, whose credits include
documentaries for the History Channel.
Together, they created "Random Lunacy,"
which chronicles 21 years of the life and
adventures of Poppa Neutrino and his fam-
ily from the streets of New York to a circus
in Mexico, from the Arizona desert to an
Atlantic Ocean crossing on a raft made of
discarded materials.
The Neutrino family, led by Poppa
Neutrino, ekes out a living on the streets.
Poppa Neutrino is the captain of his life
and the patriarch of this family of talented
but impoverished vagabonds. The family is
resourceful, determined, inventive and
independent. Down and out never looked
so rich. Following the 60-minute film,
there will be an opportunity to meet the
The Florida Community College .
Courtyard Nights Series is co-sponsored
by the News-Leader, the Nassau County,"
Record and the FCCJ Artist Series. It is,
free and open to the public and light -
refreshments will be served.,
The Betty P. Cook Nassau Center is
located at 76346 William Burgess Blvd. in
Yulee. Call 548-4432.


Sounds On Centre, presented by the Historic
Fernandina Business Association, will begin the
2009 season tonight with the band Face for
This free community concert will be held the
first Friday of each

month from March.
through October, except
May Concerts are from
6-8 p'm. on Centre Street

between Front and Second streets. Join the
impromptu conga line that snakes th rough the
audience led by the Fernandina Pirates Club, or
just enjoy the music of the 60's.;70's and 80's.

"The Tale & Taste of Eight Flags" will be fea-
tured at the Fernandina Farmers Market during.
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 hoist-
ed in 1862, the market will honor the tale and
taste of one country each Saturday.
Join the market on March 7 for English Flag
Day, and the Amelia Island Museum of History's
exhibit of the island during the English occupa-
tion of Amelia Island. Enjoy the taste of England

by the Proper Pie Company.
.Which will offer sample dishes
of braisedbee f with, ,tlv
dumplings. For kids,'Ye Olde
English Apple Tarte kits
include child friendly worksheets.
The Fernandina Farmers Market. open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-l p.m. at Seventh and Centre
streets, features farm fresh produce as well as a
variety of organic products, specialty foods and
plants. Call 491-4872 or visit www.fernandina-'

Cummelia, 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 430 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 transportation costs. For tickets
and information, call the museum at (904) 899-
6007. Reservation deadline is March 9. The muse-
um is located at 829 Riverside Ave. Free parking
is available.
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History 233 S.
'.Third St..on March 12 at 5:30
p.m. f6r The History ofthe
Sisters of St. Joseph featuring
Sister Thomas Joseph
McGoldrick and Sister
Catherine Bitzeri. ;
The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine trace.
their origins to the Motherhouse in Le Puy.,
France, where Jesuit priest Jean-Pierre Medaille
founded the order in 1650. Their goal, then as
now. is "union with God, among themselves and
with every kind of neighbor."
The Sisters' main work since arriving in the
United States has been education. In that time,
the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine have
opened more than 100 missions in Florida.
This event is free for museum members and $5
for non-members. Call 261-7378.
Submit items to Sidn Perry,


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Amelia Community
Theatre presents
"Incorruptible," a dark com-
edy about the Dark Ages,
beginning March 13.
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
SCall 261-6749. Box office
hours are 11 a,m.-1 p.m..; .
Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 209 Cedar St .
, ., *
A radio-controlled model
.boat sail and exhibition will
be held on Marchw7 from 10
a.m.-noon at Amelia Island
Plantation. All model boats
are welcome, working or not,
finished or not, except gas ,
powered. Spectators, includ-,
ing supervised children, are .
especially welcome. Call Hal
Mather at 261-6420 for infor-
mation andto arrange for a
pass at the security gate.

The annual Alpha Delta
Kappa teachers' sorority
multi-family garage, sale will
be held from 8 a.m. to noon
March 7 in the Emma Loe
Hardee Elementary School
cafeteria. There will be a huge
selection qf many items.

The United Methodist
Women of Memorial United
Methodist Church in
Femandina Beach are plan-'
ning their Sixth Annual Arts
and Crafts Show and Sale to
be held April 18. This show is
open to the community and
gives you an opportunity to
demonstrate your creativity

ROADS Continued from 1B
from a raw. naked, isolated
form into a portrait enmeshed
in a matrix of saturated color,
singularly pressed into a rec-
tangular format: a flamingo.,
an egret, a feather, a hand and,
a palm tree.
S Ever since gallery owner
and artist Sandra Baker-
Hinton has lived in the area
she has admired Draper's
paintings as well as his mar-
keting skills. It seemed every
gallery she visited contained
some of Draper's work. She
had hoped one day to be able
to showcase his work in'her


and sell items. For information
call Anita at 261-8314.

The Pink Ribbon Ladies
will hold their monthly meeting
.on March 9 at 6 p.m. in the
conference room at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau. The
featured speaker will be
Susan Loosberg, owner of a
breast cancer survivors' lin-
gerie boutique in Palatka.
Amelia Arts Academy
offers private lessons on all'
band instruments, piano,
'voice, guitar, violin, percus-
sion. and more. Deadline to'
register for Spring Session II
is Mar6h 9. Classes being
offered are:
Patty Cake Playtime for.
ages 3-5, Wednesdays,
12:30-2:30 p.m.; Kid's
Painting Workshop, ages 6-
14, Mondays, 4-6 p.m.; Mini
Michelangelos, ages 6-14,
Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m.; Clay-
Mation, ages 7-17,
Wednesday, 3:30-5 p.m.; I
Can't Drawl, ages 13-17 and
18+, Wednesdays, 10-11:30
a.m.; Intro To Photography,
for Teens, ages 11-17,
Wednesday, 3-5 p.m.;1ntro.
To Photography for Adults,
ages 18+, Wednesdays,
12:30-2:30 p.m.; Film and TV
Production for Teens and
Adults, ednesdays,,5-7
p.m.; and Tween/Teen
Studio, ages 11-17, Fridays,
*5-7 p.m.
,Academy West in .
SCallahan offers private les-
sons in voice; guitar and
.piano every Monday.
Call 277-1225 or visit
./ * ,
Redbones Dog Bakery
and Boutique, 809 S. Eighth
St., will hold its next dog
wash and pet adoption on
/March 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.'
It will also hold a spring sale
with merchandise up to 50

gallery. A chance mention by
one of her customers and
friends that he was working
with Draper on a website
prompted the two artists to be
able to finally get a show
worked out for Amelia Island.
Draper has such a variety of
work that it was hard to
decide what to show. They
decided an Old Florida theme,
would bring it all together,
'whether it was paintings of the
swamps, palms, marshes,
birds, cows from the ranch-
lands or Draper's owq roost-
" ers, it could all be touched on
with this broad subject.
Also view vintage copper


FRIDAY, March 6.2009 LEISURE News-Leader


Membership drive
In addition to this year's Black Tie
Dinner Concert on Nov. 22 at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island, the membership
dues of Amelia Residents in Action for
the Symphony (ARIAS) also fund other
events and projects that support the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and
promote music appreciation in the com-
*To help continue all ARIAS' contnbu-
tions to the arts in the community, con-
tact Bill Gingrich for membership infor-
mation at 277-7094 or
Canopy Moon
The bard Brothers Joey
Daddario, Chuck Hall and Roger
Antworth will perform a mix of original
and cover songs frohn 8-10 p.m. tonight
at Canopy Moon, the late night court-
yard cafe, 105 S. Third St., downtown
Fernandina Beach (weather permitting).
Call 261-6622.
Market music
Joey & Jeanie (singer-songwriters
Joey Daddario and Jeanie Scheff) play
at the end of the Fernandina Farmers
Market on Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m..
and singer-songwriter Mac McClelland
(Hickory Wind) plays near the entrance
(weather permitting). The market is
located at the corner of Seventh and
.Centre streets. Call 491-4872 or visit
Joey & Jeanle -- musician'd Joey
Daddario and Jeanie Scheff will sing

percent off. Hot Dogs Pet Spa
will offer free nail trimming
and Furry Family Pet Services
will be giving out free gift
cards for pet sitting. All dona-
tions benefit the Nassau.
Humane Society. Call 321-

RAIN Humane Society,
SPCA will host a charity
horseback ride on March 14
at Deep Creek Plantation.
First ride out is at 8 a.m. and
last ride out at 4 p.m. Enjoy
hours of deep woods trails
along the St Marys River. Visit

jewelry dating from 1946 until
1964, created by Jerry Fels of
Los Angeles. He had just got-
ten out of the Air Force after
World War 1I when he started
the small, family operation,
marketing the jewelry under
the trade names of "Renoir,
Ltd." and "Natisse., Ltd "
The jewelry is beautifully
preserved and most pieces
have the company signature.
He was such a prolific design-
er that not all of his designs
were ever included in his line.
The company ceased opera-
tion after his death in 1964.
For more information call

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three of their original songs during
'Saturday Night Alive" at the Lighthouse
Radio Station, 89.3 FM, St. Marys, Ga.,
on March 7 Irom 6-10 p.m. Enjoy food.
fellowship, worship and Bible study for
single and marked adults ages 30 and
up. Visit for
information and directions. Call 1-800-
Songspinners concert
The Songspinners will perform a
concert to kick off their spring concert
events at Springer Controls Company,
96074 Chester Road in Yulee on March
9 at 7 p m. The concert, sponsored by
New Vision Congregational Church, is
free and open to the public. The
Songspinners perform as volunteers at
local venues just because they love to
sing. There will be a wine and cheese
reception following the concert.
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 tickets to
Ben Vereen Sings Sammyl on March
13. Contact Ted Preston at 277-6618 for
reservations or information.
,Benefitjazz 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
for details.
Donations are $20 per
:horse; or $25 after March 7.
Make checks to RAIN
Humane and mail-to Jennifer
Hall, 391066 Prospect Land-
ing Road, Hilliard, FL 32046..
4-H group "Juss Horsin'
Around" will cater lunch.

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet March 17 at 7 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community
Room, 1525 Lime St. Guest
speaker Sabina J. Murray,
accredited genealogist, will
speak on "From Shoebox to
Showcase," organizing your
loose materials so you have a
family history you can be
proud to show your family and
friends. The meeting is free
and open to the public.
* *
*,:The Amelia Chapter of
the DAR will meet March 18
at the Golf Club of Amelia
starting at 10:30 a.m. The
speaker will be John Martin,
Veteran's Service Officer,
who will discuss the services
available for veterans in
Nassau County.
: Members. and prospective
members are invited. Call
Vicki at 321-0828 to make a

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The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
rfieet at the Fernandina
on Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. March 19. The speaker.
will be Ange Wallace, presi-
dent of the Travel Agency in
Fernandina Beach, talking
about the travel industry, trav-
el insurance and how a travel
agency continues to play an
important part in trip planning.'

All men are invited. Tickets
are $15 in advance and $17
at the door. For reservations,
call Bob-Keane at 277-4590.

The First Annual Nassau'
County Animal Expo, hosted
by Cats Angels Inc., SPCA,
will be held on Saturday,
March 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave.
The expo will feature ani-
mals for adoption from all the,
local rescue groups, pet care
information, low-cost micro
chipping,by.River City
Community Animal Hospital's
mobile surgical spay/neuter
unit and much more. Pet
groomers and retailers also
will attend. Admission is free.
Donate five pounds of dry
petfood and receive a raffle
ticket for door prizes. There '
will be baked goods, drinks, a
Silent auction and kickoff raffle
for "Crazy Cat Lady," an orig-
nal painting by Marlene. Visit or
call 321-2267.

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.
Audience admission is $5.
The event is divided into
Junior Division, 12 and: under,
andethe Senior Division, 13-
19. Entry fee is $5 per single
act and $10 per group of two
or more. Deadline is 7 p.m.
March 20. Call Vemetta
Spaulding at 583-1569 or e-
mail vernetta121 @ bellsouth
.net or Maybelle Kirkland
Brown at 277-3285.

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DeMerle Band featuring Bonnie Eisele
and special guest Dr. Bill Prince, will be
held Apnl 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Palace
Saloon, 117 Centre St
Tickets are $25 and available at, The
UPS Store, Island Walk Shopping
Center. 1417 Sadler Road, or at the
door if not sold out. Cash bar will be
available. All proceeds benefit the
Amelia Island Jazz Festival, a 501 (c)(3)
not-for-profit corporation. Call 277-0820.
'Glorious Rutter
The Island Chamber Singers, under
the direction of Jane Lindberg, present
their spring concert on Friday, Apnl 3, at
8 p.m. and Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m.
Both concerts will be held at Amelia
Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road.
The concert. "Glorious Rutter!" fea-
tures music by John Rutter and will be
accompanied by brass, organ, timpani
and percussion.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for stu-
dents; children 5 and under admitted
free. Tickets are available at the
Gateway Chamber of Commerce.
Visitors' Welcome Center on Centre
Street. any ICS singer and at the door.
or call Springer Controls at 225-0575.
Songwriters group
The local group of Nashville
Songwriters Association International
meets the second Tuesday of each
month from 7-10 p.m. at Jack and
Diane's Cafe, 708 Centre St. Call 321-
1444 or visit www.nashvillesong writ-

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 and
singer Steffanie Renae will
'entertain. Dress is resort
All proceeds will help fur-
nish RAIN's planned low-cost
spay/neuter clinic. Tickets are
$100 or $700 for a table of
eight and 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.

Barnabas New to You
presents "The Afternoon We
Painted the Island The
Fashion Show You Will
Never Forget," on April 3
'from 2-4:30 p.m. at Amelia
Island Plantation.
Tickets are $20 and on
sale at New to You, 930 South
14th St. Wine ahd margaritas
will be available for $5 dona-
tions. Proceeds will support
Barnabas clinics.

Scrap N Around Amelia
announces March classes:
March 10, 6 p.m., Glitter
Technique; March 17, 6 p.m.,
Me and You Book; March 21,
5-11 p.m., Cricut Swarm;
March 24, 6 p.m., Journey
2-page Layout; March 28,
noon, Card Class; 'March 31,
6 p.m., Easter 2-page and
Bag Book.
Call. 206-4121 to RSVP or
e-mail scrapnaround@com-

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d'Elegance also will honor the race cars. At 10:30 a.m. enjoy
southern California tandem of a Vintage Fashion Show pre-
Bohman & Schwartz, along sented by The Fashion Group
.with nearly 240 collector-qual- International, North Florida,
ity vehicles. Hobbs will motor Inc., on the show field.,
Awards presentations will
begin at 11:30 a.m.
Gates open at 9 a.m. each
day. Tickets are $45 for adults
in advance or $50 at the gate.
Admission is $20 for ages 12
Sto 18 and free, for children
under 12 accompanied by an
O adult. To avoid long lines,
purchase tickets in advance at
S' Parking will be available at
the Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport on
Saturday and Sunday of show
.weekend. Cost is $10 per car
I4 0 and includes shuttle service
to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
SIsland. The airport lot will
close at 8 p.m. each day,
Event highlights include:
O 0 The Porsche Driving
Experience on March 13,
starting with a driver's meet-
P r ov ide ing at 7:30 a.m. The event is
I roy i ers open to the public. Cost is
P providers $175per car (includes two
people) and is limited to 60
cars. Reservations are
'required. Visit www.amelia-,
"The Great Customizers
Panel" from 10:30 a.m.-noon
March 13 with Chip Foose,
* * George Baris, Dean Jeffries,
Darryl Starbird, Steve
Pasteiner and Gene Winfield.
* * Cost is $20. Reserve tickets at
Art exhibits by the
* * Automotive Fine Arts Society,
S* their only East Coast appear-
ance, on March 12 from 2-11

p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton;
March 13 and 14 from 9 a.m.-
11 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton;
and March 15 from 9 a.m.-5,
p.m. at the show field.
New car displays, March
13-15 at The Ritz-Carlton front
entrance, featuring Bentley,
General Motors, Mercedes-
Benz, Rolls Royce, Spyker
Cars North America and
Ultimate Motorworks.
RM Auctions'
"Automobiles of Amelia
Island" begins March 13 with
a preview party from 7-9 p.m.
for registered bidders only.
The auction takes place on,
March 14 at 10 a.m. in The
Ritz-Carlton Pavilion Tent.
Purchase of an $80 catalog
admits two; advance bidder
registration admits two and
includes catalog, seating in
the main tent and an invita-
tion to the preview party.
Some 100 vintage motor
cars are set to cross the block
during the single-day auction.
Highlighting the lineup is the
1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat
"Yellow Peril" race car, an out-
standing and well-document-
ed 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB
California Spyder, and a beau-
tifully restored 1954 Packard
Panther Concept car, one of
just four built and the only
one in roadster form.
To register for the auction,
visit or
call 1-800-211-4371.
Proceeds from the Amelia
Island Concours d'Elegance
benefit Community Hospice
of Northeast Florida and the
Spina Bifida Association of
Jacksonville. Visit www.ameli- or call (904)

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2 BLACK LABS w/collars found in
the Barnwell Rd. area on Sun., 3/1/09.
Please call .(904)415-1047.
LOST CAT Male, black & white w/tiny
black smudge on nose. Very shy.
Answers to "Forrest". Last seen in The
Arbors. Call (904)707-0589.
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the' Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671.Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
Jasmine & 14th St. area the,middle of
January. Call (904)491-5004.

105 Public Notice

All Real. Estate Advertised
Hereinr- is subject to.the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any
preference,. limitation, or
discrimination based on race,.
color, religion,' sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin,
or the intention to make any such
preference, limitation or
The News-Leader will, .not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all- dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may. have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States D-0h -rtmc.t .,f-
Housing and Lirtar. [t. i.crpn.rinr
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-


201 Help Wanted

individuals with experience in sewing,
cutting and. other manufacturing areas.
Job Fair will be held Tuesday, March 24
from 12:00 to 6:00 at the airport
Hilton Garden Inn. You can also apply
RESERVATIONS leading to full-time.
Saturday required. Drug Test.
$12.00/hr. Fax resume, to (904)261-
Nassau County has 2 openings for a
MIS Technician with the Office of
Management and Budget at $15.91
hourly plus benefits. Requires high
school diploma or GED; at least 3 years
experience directly related to the
duties. Must possess valid driver's
license. Applications will be acceptedd
until March 16, 2009 and can be
obtained' In the Human Resources
Department located at 96161 Nassau
Place, Yulee, FL 32097 or phone
(904)491-7322 or fax (904)321-5926.
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.
Stylist. for booth rent. Established
clientele preferred. For confidential
interview call 556-1687.
brochures. Weekly pay check! Free 24
hour information. .(888)250-8110. ANF
for grill cook, fry cook & lunch and
dinner servers. Apply between 2:30-
3:30pm. (904)261-0508
seeking experienced/certified
candidates for full-time and part-time
Medical Assistant positions. Must
possess a commitment to patient care,
teamwork, and the ability to multi task.
No nights or weekends. Fax resume to

Music school. 'Strong interpersonal
skills, experience, with budgets,
evidence of artistic sensitivity and 'art
, management. Send resume to
Executive Director Position, Box 222,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Must
receive by March 12th. .

I 01 Help Wanted
HVAC Tech Training Get to work!
Avg tech earns $40K/yr. No exp
needed. EPA & OSHA certified 3-5 wks.
Local job placement & financing avail.
(877)994-9904. ANF
position is available for a mature,
customer service-oriented individual
with experience with fabrics and in
color coordination. Computer skills a
must, good written and verbal
communication skills necessary. Apply
in person only: Rowland's Upholstery
1120 S. 8th St.
OVER 18? Between high school &
college? Travel & have fun w/young
successful business group. No exp
necessary. 2 wks paid training.
Lodging, transp provided. (877)646-
5050. ANF
MECHANIC Experienced in gas,
diesel, & hydraulics for rental company
in St. Marys, GA. Have own tools &
clean MVR, 21 & 'over. Benefits,
uniform,,vacation. Call (912)576-8686.
Learn to operate a Mini-Office Outlet
from home. Free online training.
Flxible hours, great income.
Certification and Exp NECESSARY.
Anytime Fitness Callahan (904)879-

201 Help Wanted iMEuro
Deliver/Service Technician needed E urOCIlI
for Lifeline Home Care Services. Local
resident with knowledge of area. 15-Iay l HEART OF EUROPE'tour of Holland B-lgium,
Responsible for delivery and
troubleshooting of home medical Germany Austria. ItAlv S;itzerland & France by Image Tours
equipment and supplies. Able to lift up
to 75 Ibs. Vald driver's license with ai et
good driving record. Organized with $1000\
attention to detail., Must be a .Savings
dependable team player Fax resume toMM percoupe .
O'KANE'S IRISH PUB now taking I, ludi n:,un id pa. I ',di holelr, .2 n mii.s1 rran .pnso n sn r Eupc p.r pi. r,
applications for servers & kitchen staff. d,)ut l,>..:up,' r :, l ,-r 'rn i le.: ial i.ll f: FPi E.u ur
Apply in person at 318 Centre St.
EllEMENTS SALON Professional and '9 WORLD TRAVEL PH: 800-968-9089
experienced licensed skin. care i W T F-

therapist needed. Call (904)491-0991
and speak w/ Summer.
Earn $$$ Helping MDsl Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A'message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
Nassau County has an opening for an
Office Specialist I 'In the Code
Enforcement-Department at $10.56
hourly plus benefits. Rectuires high
school diploma or GED and one to two
years of clerical or secretarial work
experience. Must possess valid driver's
license. Applications will be accepted
until March 16, 2009 and can be
obtained in the Human Resources
Department located at 96161 Nassau
Place, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone
(904)491-7322 or fax (904)321-5926.
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.



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Homes Condo's Rentals Offices
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Lawn Service
Pressure Washing
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Lawn Mainltenaiice
Landscaping & Sod Work
Irrigation Systems & Repair
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No Job to Big or Small
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Landscape Management, Inc.
Residential, Commercial, Associations
Mowing, trimming, edging, blowing
SPruning & weeding
Mulch and pinestraw
Flower beds and plantings
Sod installs and replacement
Tune-ups and maintenance plans
Repairs and valve locating
Call today for your free estimate
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Tree Service
Stump Grinding
Tree Trimming
Gutters Cleaned
(904) 860-2005



Youth Development Specialist: Nassau County

Applicant must possess a college degree in Sociology,
Psychology, or related fields with a minimum of two years
experience in social service or an acceptable combination of
education and experience; must be proficient in various
computer, software -applications. Apps/Resumes may be
mailed or faxed to: NFCAA, Attn: HRDept., P.O. Box
52025, Jacksonville, FL 32201 or fax: (904) 398-7480.
Phone (904) 398-7472. Closing date of application .is
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Feb. 27- Mar. 7, 2009

To take the Be Free Pledge and learn about
:events featuring the Heat, Magic, Rays, Panthers,....
Lightning, Marlins, Noles, Gators and more,







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Companies desperately need
employees to assemble products at
home. No selling, any hours. $500
wkly' potential. Info 1-985-646-1700
DEPT. FL-1380.

be familiar w/ QuickBooks. Call
part-time help calling live bingo games
online. Must be 18 years or older.
Email: to
schedule phone interview.
Music school. Strong interpersonal
skills, experience with budgets,
evidence of artistic sensitivity and art
management. Send resume to
Executive Director Position, Box 222,
Fernandina -Beach, FL 32035. Must
receive by March 12th.
Housekeepers Saturdays required.
Drug .Test. Must have transportation.
$10.00/hr. Amelia Island Resort
Rentals, Inc. (904)261-9444
Experience preferred. Apply at Comfort
Inn, 76043 Sidney PI;, Yulee or call
$600/WK. POTENTIAL$$$ helping
the government,PT. No exp. No selling.
Call (888)213-5225. Ad Code: M. ANF.
OFFICER- $34,000 to $50,000. For
child and youth programs at SUBASE
Kings Bay, GA. Requires a 4 year
degree in child & youth development or
closely related field or equivalent
combination of education and
experience. Must be able to pass
background checks. See more
information for this and all. other MWR
jobs at: or call
(912)573-4383 or 8572

BREAKFAST is looking for PT
housekeepers. Please apply in person
614 Ash St.
DRIVER Join PTL today. Company
drivers earn up to 38cpm. 1/2cpm
increase every 60K miles. Average
2800 mi/wk. CDL-A req'd. www.ptl- Call f877)740-6262. ANF

EXPERT IRONING in my home.
Most items $2. 3 years experience.
Save this ad! (904)261-3494

EQUIPMENT We'll pick up. (904)
879-1535 or (904)237-5293
experience. Low prices, work
guaranteed. Small jobs welcomed.
10% discount with ad. .Call Tom
CLEANING Call for appointment &
free estimate. Glenda (904)206-1217
or Carrie (904)206-3502.
Personal Care, Companionship &
Help for Seniors Cleaning, errands,
& small meals, etc. Local references.
12 yrs. exp. Miss Terri (904)753-1674.
HOME REPAIRS Painting, roofing,
rotted wood, electrical, ceiling fans,
decks, tile, chimney repairs. Call Marc-
(904)583-4900. Lic.'& Ins.'
REMODEL WORK Licensed & insured
contractor. Hone repajrs/mobilehome
repairs, demolition work, home maint.,
decks, yard cleanup & debris removal,
window & -door replacements, &
everything in between. (904)491-4383
Rent tractor, or tractor with operator.
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777

great home care for your children,
please call us at (904)468-0653.

207 Business

Scrapbook Store $40,000 incl. store
fixtures, POS system, & Inventory. E-
mail us @
or (904)206-4121.


high paying Aviation Maintenance
Career. FAA approved program.
Financial aid if qualified Housing.
available. Call Aviation Institute of
Maintenance (888) 349-5387. ANF
Post Office Now Hiring Nationally -
Avg pay $20/hr or $57K/yr including
Federal Benefits & OT. Placed by
adSource, not affiliated w/USPS .who
hires. Call (866) 713-4492. ANF
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
computers, criminal justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer
available. Financial aid if qualified. Call
(866)858z2121, ANF

registered with health certificates.,
(904)849-7181 or (904)583-8371
and red. 261-8339 or 753-3541
Free to good.home. (904)225-9940

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601 Garage Sales

ALL MUST GO Closing home. Garage
full. 1/2 off. Antique sofa, rocker, (2)
*ent. units, large gold leaf mirror, old
trunk, & more. 94218 Willow Oak Ln.,
Spanish Oaks. Fri. & Sat., 8:30am-

YARD SALE Sat. 3/7, 8:30am-3pm.
86170 Yulee Hills Rd. 2000 5th wheel
camper, 2005 Trail Blazer, 5-Station
gym furniture, computer, grills,
smokers, toys, bedding, collectibles.
PRE-MOVING SALE Lots of stuff.
Women's clothes (14/16/18), toddler
boys (2T/3T), kids playground stuff,
odds & ends, kitchen items, a few
antiques furniture pieces. Too much to
list. Stop by & see! Fri. 3/6 & Sat. 3/7,
8am-2pm. 85256 Angie Rd., Yulee
(down Miner Rd. follow the signs).

GARAGE SALE Sat 3/7 8am-3pm.
BIdg supplies, pre-hung doors, glass
block windows, CDs, tools, misc. 96180
Monterey St. off Barnwell Rd @ Marsh
End '
9am-4pm. 86111 Pages Dairy Rd.
clothes (women & infant boys),
collectibles, household items,
bassinette, working printers, monitor,
intake, rims, & more. Rain cancels.
YARD SALE Sat. 3/7, 8am-12pm.
'803 Stanley Dr. Dresser, china cabinet,
table, baby crib & accessories,
household items.
YARD SALE. 86356 Callaway Dr.,
Yulee. March 7 & 8, 8am-5pm.' Washer,
dryer, couch, toys, misc.
YARD SALE Cartesian Point
subdivision. 86032 Jordan Ct, Yulee.
Sat 3/7 8am-3pm. Take Harts Rd to
William Burgess Rd. Come on by.
GARAGE SALE Futon, motor scooter,
junior golf golf, ceiling fans, & much
more. Lakewood, 2401 Sussex Ln,.
Sat., 8am-noon. (904)415-0483
GARAGE SALE 2184 Lakeside Dr.
(Egans Bluff). Sat. 3/7, 9am-2pm.
furnishings, comforters, baby crib,
baby swing, children's clothes, toys.
861349, Worthington Dr. Sat. 3/7,

Used grey WeatherTech hard rubber
fitted floor and cargo liners for Honda
Odyssey & Pilot for sale. 491-1121.
For sale. Less than 2 years old. Paid
$1,000, selling for $500 firm.
$4,000, make offer. Upright freezer,
kitchen table for sale. All offers
considered. (904)583-2957
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.

1, ja.

PATIO SET 8 pdcs. (GT table/4 chairs,.
2 chaise & 1 glider chair). Aluminum
frame &;cushions. $300. (904) 491-
,4-PILLOW BACK, SOFA and large
pillow back chair: Beige. To see, call
Classic King-size Mattress Set $1,499.
Save $1,000 over store cost + free
delivery & no tax. (904)261-9959

616 Storage/ Warehouses
Building Sale "Unprecedented Low
Prices". Reduced deposits. Limited
inventory. 25x40 $6844. 30x50 $7844.
35x60 $12,995. 40x60 $15,995.
60x100 $37,400. Others. Pioneer Steel
(800)668-5422. Since 1980. ANF

618 Auctions

11, 12, 13, 2009 Montgomery, AL.
(104) Single, tandem & tri-axle dumps,
(2007-2008) Mack, truck tractors,
cowboys, (68) Crawler loaders &
tractors, (54) Excavators, (41) Motor
graders & scrapers, (38) Backhoes,
(27) Rubber tired loaders, articulating
dumps, compactors grinders, forklifts,
paving, skidders, feller bunchers, log
loaders, farm tractors. J.M. Wood
Auction Co., Inc. (334)264-3265
Bryant Wood AL LIC #1137. ANF

802 Mobile Hom es S

3BR/2BA -in Nassauville on 1/2 acre.
Appraised value at $93,000. for sale at
$74,900/OBO. (904)583-2009
Great Home, Great Prices Quick
move-in on great 3/2 d/wide, dble
carport, 2 sheds, $79,900. Built 1996.
Pretty corner acre in Yulee, old d/wide,
well, $74,500. Yulee brick home, 4/2
on corner acre, bonus room, and much
more. $149,900. Call Lauralyn Lewis at
(904)206-1059, Nick Deonas Realty.

OPEN HOUSE SUN. 3/8, 2-5pm -
3889 S. Fletcher. Ocean view. 3BR/
2.5BA. Call (904)261-9874 or (434)
Visit for a
complete list, or call'Bob Gedeon at
nrpa..nfrnnt Rpaltv. r)4);'1- on.a

851 Roommate Wanted

Non-smoking, clean, quiet,
professional. $350/mo. Call (904)415-
RIVER HOME Pirates Wood. $600/
mo. Call (386)235-9049.

852 Mobile Homes

2BR/2BA $700/mo includes utilities.
1$400 security deposit. Service animals
only. (904)753-1691

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

2 & 3 BR Units available in trailer'
park. Call (904)572-2330.

FOR RENT 3BR/2BA singlewide MH
on 1 acre, $750/mo. + $700 depoFit.
2BR/2BA on 1 acre, $700/mo. + $700
deposit. (904)753-2155

3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME on 1 acre
lot. $650/rpo.. + $650 deposit. (904)
277-2313 or (912)467-3654
BLACKROCK AREA 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
13126 EAST PATE RD. 3/2 DW, 2
sheds, carport, carport, fenced yard.
$750/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.

1BR EFFIC. APT. attached to nome.
'Private entrance..On Island. $450/mo.,
utilities included. Clean, mature, no
smoking. Deposit. Gail (904)415-3662
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.

VILLA at AIR Completely renovated, duplex, tile, central A/C, alarm, W/D,
By owner/decorator. $370,000. Call deck. 927 N. Fletcher. $995/mo. +
(904) 491-5906. dep. Discount avail. (904)386-1005

YOUNG AMERICANH Oum:s starting
at -$129,900. The Hide-A-Way and
Heron Isles. No CDD fees. Call (904)
home w/ a Study/Office and Bonus
room. This beautiful home contains
2795 sq ft of living space. Split floor
plan w/ the large master suite in the
.rear. Screened back porch. Large
kitchen w/SS appliances. Fenced back
yard. $498,000. Call (904)261-0469 or
(404)216-1063 for appt.
WATERVIEW 1.3 ACRES w/20' bluff'
overlooking marsh. Located between
Amelia Is, Jacksonville & St. Mary's,.
10nQ Qnn'with nr w/n trailer 3 7..16

:100X100 LOT Zoned Commercial,
mixed use. NW corner 9th & Date.
$79,500. Close by May 1st less 5%..

Florida Land Investment
opportunity. 2 acre waterfront
homesite only $89,900 (was
$169,900). Pvt, gated comm w/2
recreational lakes. Municipal
water/sewer. Low taxes. Just 90 mins
so. of Orland. Exc financing. (866)352-

METAL ROOFING 40 yr warranty. 2249, ANF
Buy direct from manufacturer. 30 .
colors in stock, w/all accessories. Quick SHORT SELL OPPORTUNITY 3BR
turn around. Delivery available. Gulf condo. Desirable location. Qualified
Coast Supply & Mgf. (888)393-0335. parties only. (904)3.10-6574
www, ANF .

duplex, 2BR/1.5BA, ceiling fans,
dishwasher, W/D hookups. $850/mo.
57 S. Fletcher Ave. (904)277-7622
DOWNTOWN 1BR/1BA downstairs
duplex. W/D hookup, recently updated,
walk-in closet, covered porch. $650 +
electricity. (904)556-3002
3BR/2BA Top floor of duplex, 1
block from ocean, large deck, washer &
dryer. Very nice. $1025/mo. + deposit.

835 ELLEN ST. (off Tarpon). 2BR/
1.5BA TH. Close to beach. $850/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-

OCEAN VIEW 2433B S. Fletcher
Upstairs, 3BR/iBA, CH&A. Public beach
access. 1 yr lease. $925/mo. +
utilities. Call (904)753-0807.
rent starting at $595. 2 & 3
starting at $675. Call (904)261-0791
or. visit our site at
ft. Studio. CH&A, 10' ceiling, laundry
room, Ig. kit., on island. Tasteful and
clean. $750/mo. (904)277-7031

TOWNHOUSE Fernandina Shores.
2BR/1.5BA, pool, tennis court, close to
beach. $800/mo. + dep. Call 277-1818
days, 261-3423 evenings & weekends.
2BR/1BA APT. living room, dining
room, kitchen, W/D hookup, $650/mo.
1BR/1BA SMALL APT. small
kitchen, $500/mo. Call (904)753-

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856 Apartments
SPECIALS March free. Gated
community. The Palms at Amelia (904)
1.5BA, CH&A, W/D connections,
covered deck. No smoking. $875/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
OCEAN VIEW 2BR No lease. Service
animals 'only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.
A Bank Repo For Sale .4BR $25,000
only $225/mo. 3BR $12,500 only
$199/mo. 5% down 15 yrs @ 8% apr.
For listings (800)366-9783 ext 5853.

B57 Condos-Furnisher
Furnished Oceanview Condo
for Rent
/2BR,. beautiful hardwood &'ceramic tile
floors, all new appliances incl flat-
screened TV. $750/month. 904-277-

B0autifully firniisted 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
pool. $1100/mo.- + utilities. No
smoking. (910)695-9.935
1"' 6 month lease & more.
AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129

1858 Condos-Unfurnished
3BR/2BA Palm. at A.Teia Pool Epa
'gated. Central island. $1000/mo.,
(904)261-6597 .
.2BR/2BA DELUXE in Amelia Lakes.
. Upstairs. Available April lst.'$900/mo.
Call (321)231-3888.
ce"lling rjie, S5 ap-,l'anct- firori.;y &
paint. Gated. Spa Poo.l 11.:,...r.
special,. RTO: $975/mo. (904)251-9525
2BR/1.5BA CONDO- I rwDocks. from.
beach., Comnpletitl, rcrr..:,.lei.d.
amenities -,: I .900 'mo -: a -p
starting at $800 & 3/2 .starting at
$900. 1si rr, mo-th 'rent free. Pay
Security Depot and' tMI. Gated
community with. heated pobl. Call
(904)277-1983.' .
renovated 12BR/1.5BA w/phtio, new
S appliances, .W 'D 1000117mo 833 A
Tarpon Ave. t90.lj2f),r.0817

;P Nassau

r Club.
B' fl.-Idrc't in ernanctn ad Bcar't'

1, 2, 53. & 4 Bedrooms
/ Pool
.,/ Fitness Center
/ Business Ceriter
/ Gated CnTmar,n;rni

Call for Details (

[ 859 Homes-Furnished I 1860 Homes-Unfurnished

Summer Beach Village 3BR/2BA,
gar., furn., gated comm., pool, 5 mins
to beach. $600/wk. (excl) or $2000/
mo. inci utils. 261-6204, 206-0035

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

4BR/2BA Courtyard & in ground
pool. Near beach. References, security
deposit & $1200/mo. (904)415-0311

house located in Glen Laurel
subdivision. $1450/mo. + deposit.
American Beach 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1100/mo. Marsh
Lakes 4572 Village Dr., 3BR/2.5BA,
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.

Countryside Apartments
1&2 Bedroom Units

Rent starting at $630-$750
Mon & Wed 8am 5pm, Fri 1pm 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103

Yulee Villas
1,2&3 Bedroom Units '

Rent starting at $585-$705
Tues & Thurs 8am 5pm, Fri 8am 12pm
850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee
(904) 225-5810

Have you \isited Somerset Apartments
located on Amelia Island Parkway?

t.o 441/ t wehve to off:

I & 2 bedroom apartment homes
Single story design no stairs
Prices starting at just $595
U.I apartments meet ADA requirements
Vaulted ceilings
24 hour emergency maintenance

Qualified Seniors receive and additional aioo off market rnt par month!
.Also aqksabout nor FREE. RENT apedid & preferred residisant program.

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Mar~nsh Cove/ Someset


Marsh Cove Features:
* 2 and 3 bedrooms
* Prices from $675
* Located on the marsh
* Swimming pool

Somerset Features:
* i and 2 bedrooms
* Prices from $595
* Single story design
* Vaulted ceilings avail.

Both of these communities are less than 2 miles
from the beach and you can walk to the shops and
restaurants at The Gateway to Amelia center!

0i 4! (904) 261-0791

3,'2 IMMACULATE home OCEAN FRONI S S .:. : I3'2 MOBILE HOME C.r ,:.. 4BR 1.5BA 0.:.i. *r,.
in S;anish Oa. Fenrc'd ly fully furnished beach home an acre. Corner lot and fenced, island, North 14th, needs TL
in Spanish Oaks. Fenced Wonderful views from almost every I anac.C o lot and f 1c O sl 4
back yard. MLS# 48084 room in the hee house Must see $99,000 MLS #48333 $169,000 MLS# 47266
$180,000 1ooo ,900,000 MLS 45754

707 Osborne Street

31676 Sq. Fts

Great Investment Opportunity

In Downtown St. Marys, Go.

This property was recently

rezoned from C-2 to C-11,
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nformation or to view the building.


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* 95035 Woodberry Lane (Te Preserve), 4BR/4BA large master'
bedroom has a garden tub and separate shower. This is a beautiful
home locate in the Preserve, $1850 -
* 414 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 ..ii a r ea r.r j ii. r', I. r .. '. i .r ..I ..i .... Ir .
living room. $1595 ,. :
* 95069 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio
i' d 3 --,. i r ,..i r. rin i.... I. r .i Ji.r :- rd f.. i :e .
.-, r 5., $1595
* 2100 Belveder 2BR/1BA located close to middle and high school,
m,... t."I. I r.--' IJIr i \ r .. i rd I t. 5 ,. $900
* 2139 Sap loCo )art -'i' E F r 'r..- ,- .r. I.-....[.:. m.r u.....i .,
,. A.trlIi.- J H. r. .; ,.J .: r,.: -,-r ,,, ,, 100tJO
* 86351 Eastrpor Drise (NNrth Hanmpton) 4F i ais .. i..
bequtiftuhome ii.: ..:. ....n i ri I'i c.. -, view of the
lake. Kitchen of., a .. i rr- i. r...:.m .,r-j .h..rg ....:.I| Home has .
fireplace in family room. $1800 I
* 96398,Otter Run Dr. 3BR/2BA Home 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 to Jax. $1095
* 86016 Cherry Laurel (Hickory Village) 3Bf2.BA Home located
just off 1-95. Great room opens to a beautiful-kitchen with stainless
steel appliances. $1250 '
* 86164 Cartesian Point Drive 3BR/2BA home located close to 1-95
in.beautiful Cartesian Point. $1050
* 95107 Twin Oaks Lane (Spanish Oaks) 3BR/2BA home with
large fenced in lawn, split floor plan with extra rodm off of the entry
that can be used for guest bedroom or office, new paint. $1050
* '96026 Stoney Drive (Stoney Creek) 3BR/2BA Townhome locat-
ed in gated'community with community Pool. Rent includes lawn care.
$900 ,

IN 4th Street Apt.' C- 1BR/1BA Located in historic district. $600
883-B Mary Street 2BR/1.5BA Only 2 blocks from ocean, one car
garage. $795 .
.1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance tb 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 to4$950
95046 ,Springtide Lane 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home
located in a gated community off A1A off of the Intercoastal water-
. w way. Rent includes' ar.. -(.g.g'. .. ..J. . . $2475
* 9509,6 5-B Barclay Plate :Br i'~ -.n.. i-.. ,-. ,ted
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. $1295
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 uplec deck of this great townhome.
Located only one block from the ocean. Rent includes lavwn care and
pest control. $925
S. 2443B First Ave. 3BR/2BA townhome with fireplace inj family
room. Home is only one block, from the ocean. $900
3200 South Fletcher C-2 (Oceian Dtnes) 2BR/BA enjoy the
warm evenings on the covered deck looking at the beautiful ocean, or
spend cool evenings, relaxing by thie 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 tull of furniture. $1100


$309,900 Marsh Bay Ct. MLS# 47804 $1,200,000 So. 8th Street MLS9# 43189
3BR/2BA In Village @ Marsh Lakes 1.3ac Out-Parcel Concurrency, Utilities
Brad Goble 261-6166 Nip Galphin 277-6597 ,

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$725,000 Fernandilna Cay MIS# 43544
3BR/3BA- Great Ocean View
Nip Galphin 277-6597

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$169,000 MLS# 47177
Like New 3BR/2BA In Nassau Lakes
Brad Goble 261-6166

S1,495,000 S. Fletcher, Ocean Front MLS# 45255
On two buildable lots. Demo & Rental permits In place.
Brad Goble 261-6166

$549,500 Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365
4BR/3BA 2578sf In Seaside Subdivision
Nip Galphin 277-6597


$425,000 S. Fletcher.Lot 50'x100'
Ready to build Plans Available 2700 s.f.
Brad Goble ,-261-6166

$142,000 The Palms MLS# 45243
2BR/2BA Many Upgrades,
Brad Goble 261-6166

$150,000 1311 Broome- MLS# 47106
1375 s.f. Open Floor Plan
Brad Goble 261-6166

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Full Descriptions a;nd Photos Avtailablk at Cha:(.plinWillnIsRcnRenals.cs.o

Lanceford Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 Brad Goble 261-6166
Barrington Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
Beech Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
Lot #2 in Schooner Landing $110,000 Nip Galphin 277-6597









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HUGE 1,2,3

W/D Connections
Large Closets
Private Patios
Sparkling Pool
Tennis Courts
Exercise Room
Close to Shopping
a Twenty Minutes to
Jacksonville & Fernandina
City Apartments with Country Charm

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

860 Homes-Unfurnishedl 1860 Homes-Unfurnished

1860 Homes-Unfurnishedl
lake. CH&A, W/D hookups, lawn care.
No smoking. $700/mo. + $700 deposit.
Call (904)225-5952.
3BR/2BA 2 car gar., 1600 sq. ft.
newer home, cul-de-sac, free cable,
large yard, pond. No smoking.
$960/mo. Heron Isles in Yulee. (617)
2BR/2BA Fireplace, hardwood floors,
cozy, private, tidal water, good fishing,
on 120 acres close to town, off
Nassauville Rd. (904)703-4265
4BR/3BA Hardwboded floor home
for rent in a quiet family neighborhood.
Close to beach and downtown. Call
$200 OFF 1ST MO. RENT -
home in Heron Isles, CH&A, FP. Free
cable. $895/mo. (916)300-3039

4BR/3BA 2800sf split plan, near
beach & greenway, pool. Available now
with 12 month lease, longer term
considered. $1825/mo. (904)556-2929
3BR/1BA HOME in Yulee, fully
equipped kitchen, CH&A, fenced in
back yard w/shed, water softener, W/D
hook up. $900/mo. + $600 sec. dep.
.1500sf, secluded Highland Hills. Lg
fenced yard, fireplace. $1100/mo. Avail
4/2. (904)753-0256 or (904)509-6060
LIKE NEW 3BR/2BA 1500 sq ft
home in desirable Nassau Lakes
Reserve. $950/mo + $950 dep.
2200SF HOME 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage
attached, 1 yr min. lease req.
$1350/mo. 2815 Ocean Dr. (904)753-
- Downtown, w/pool. Live/work.
Amazing! $3500/mo. (917)628-8515
RENT 3BR/2BA. Available now.
$925/mo. Call (904)206-1370.
2108 Sapelo Ct., $1295/mo. 3BR/2BA,
96005 Starlight Ln., $995/mo. Please
call (954)856-1424.
DEEP WATER Waterfront 3BR/2BA,
large back porch. First Coast Realty
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
2BR/1BA House carport, on Island,
$800/mo. + $800 dep. Small Trailer
- acre + lot, Nassauville, $650/mo. +
$650 dep. (904)753-0165. Negotiable
1405 BEECH ST. 3BR/2BA, recently
remodeled, fenced" yard, W/D, deck off
master, small pet. Negotiable. $975/
mo. 556-5493, 557-1948
refurbished, CH&A, storage shed.
$695/ mo., 1st & last + $600 dep. Call
(904) 465-0511.
townhome with 1-car garage. Like
new! Available now. $925/mo. Pets OK
with approval. Call (904)335-0307.
Heron Isles. Month to, month. $795/
mo. (916)622-3754

Many agents

have asked me,i

"Why did you

choose Watson?"

I wanted a Company
that match my Values.
I wanted a Company
that is Stable and
remains Solid in any
market. I wanted.
Company that is
Most importantly
I wanted a Company
that is Successful.

I chose Watson!

If you are ready to
takeaction and make
a difference that will
impact your future,
Call Eric Epply,
,Broker/Vice President,
Nassau County Office
Confidential Interview

(904) 718-8534

Watson Realty Corp. RFAi,f'r."'

* 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'Npil, good
exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space $1350/mo + tax
* Approx 1,800 s.f. Retail Bldg 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
,*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport. Roll
up doors and easy access. Rare zoning,
allows many uses! $2,500/mo + tax +
*DEER WALK 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to,
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer, garbage.
-Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $l,
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed
*Approx 1,650 s.f.+/- at 13 N. 3rd St.,
just off of Centre St. Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo. + until & tax
*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.
* ~fr.' .t

ON THE WATER Great views.
3BR/2BA. 1600 sq. ft., screened porch,
2nd floor balcony, deck. $1050/mo
(904)491-0519 or 945-2139
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
CHARMING 1/1 Antique carriage
house in historic district two blocks
from Centre St. Antique pine floors,
$850/mo incl. water, sewer, and
garbage. Steven Traver, Amelia Island
Properties, (904)415-1053
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.
PAGE HILL All brick home, 3BR/2BA,
large lot, water softener, washer/dryer.
$1150. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
3BR/2BA NEW HOME for rent.
$1300/mo. + $1300 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
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. Drive by, call
numbers on signs.
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
3BR/2BA in Riverside subdivision off
Barnwell Rd. Large fenced backyard.
Lease option possible. $1150/mo.
NICE 2BR/1BA COTTAGE on island
with. large .yard, wood floors, all
appliances, 2 decks. $825/mo. Call
Waterfront Bells River Estates -
New 2800sf concrete blk home. 4/3
w/master up & down, gourmet kitchen,
2-car gar. $1395/mo, (904)860-5564

1861 Vacation Rentals
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

I 863 Office
SEVERAL OFFICES from $400 to
$650 monthly, Incl. utilities, all above
the Palace Saloon. Also 850sf at 17 S.
8th St. Call George (904)557-5644.

*1023 Isle Palm Ln 3BR/2BA with
pdol, very nice. $ 1,250/mo. + util.
* 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.
$1 ,550/mo.
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo.+
* 2BR/2BA Colony Condo un(urn.,w/ 2
car garage, pool & tennis included.
$950/mo.'+ util.
*2BR/IBA Mobile Home on Bailey
Road $700/mo + until.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck Oceanview $1,000/mo.
+ util.
*3BRP2.5BA at Amelia Woods, short
distance to beach, pool, tennis.Will do
lease purchase $1,250/mo. + until.
S2BR/ I BA 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/IBA, $850/mo
+util, $1,200 security deposit

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

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This Natures Walk twin patio home is centrally
located less then 1 mile to the beach. Close to the
YMCA, high school, middle school and shopping.
Spacious rooms w/ beautifully landscaped &
fenced back yard. Large eat-in kitchen ,vith white
marble tile. Beautiful wood floors in DR & Great
Room with soaring ceilings. Quiet neighborhood
with mature trees. MLS#48426 $239,000


Cell 1904) 994-2505
Office (904) 261-3986

3321 S. Fleicher Ave.
Fernandi.a Beach. FL 52034

2790 Ohio Avenue $303,000
Ocean views from second and third floors,
one block to the beach. Fireplace, new
kitchen with granite counters, three
bedrooms, two and one-half baths. New
landscaping and grass to supplement
beautiful natural surroundings. Great price,
for secluded oceanview home. MLS#4635

Paul Barnes, FJB
(904) 753-0256

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S Quality 3BR/2.5BA home in Amelia
S Park. Home faces lake. Charming
Porches & old style brick walkways.
Walk to the "Y", post office and
shopping. Very lovely and comfortable
home, approx 2,176 sq. ft. Extra
parking in the rear.
$465,000 MLS#46146

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3BR/2BA downstairs, 2BR/2BA
upstairs. Currently grossing
$1,780/mo. in rent. Live in one
and rent the other.
$349,500 MLS #48706

Paul Barnes,
(904) 753-0256 '

54B1 Florence Point Drive $1,500,000
100' river frontage, boat & Jet ski lifts,
spectacular views. 5 bedrooms, 4.5
bathrooms, 4,378, square feet, South
End, Beautiful remodel with many
upgrades. MLS #48703

Carey Dresser Prudential
Realtor ential
(904) 415-6268 haplin Williams

Wonderful bright and open floor plan.
New 20". tile in living areas, recently
painted, high ceilings and crown
moulding. Ni ce yard and short walk to
the beach. 4th bedroom is bonus
room. Just bring your furniture and
move right in. Backs to Preserve.
$324,000 MLS#48757

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Amelia Island untouched
OCEANFRONT lot, One of the few
remaining lots on Southern Amelia
Island. Unobstructed oceanview
forever. Lot 23 pending as of 3/2/09.
$699,900 MLS#46513

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(904) 753-0256 .-

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Realty (904) 206-2581

Corner lot with side entry
garage. Architectural grade
shingles, 3BR/2BA split
bedroom plan and very open
floor plan. Surround sound.
Dining room could be used as
$229,ooo M hLS#46811
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Real Estate. Inc. Real Estate. Inc.

863 Office
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
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.
BUILDING" Small offices available.
Call Manager, (770)444-9800.
Downtown & 14th Street. 150sf to
1500sf. Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-
Individual office or up to 2000 sq. ft.
available. Can rent furnished or
unfurnished. Great location @ 11th &
Atlantic. Freshly renovated and ready
for you! (904)583-2779
Office Space includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
S. 14th St. $800/mo. Call 261-8822.

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

901 Automobiles
Police Impounds '97 Honda Civic
$500. '97 Honda Accord $700. Toyota
Camry $700. For listings call (800)366-
9813 x9275. ANF
Police Impounds For Sale '97
Honda Civic $500. '92 Acura Injtegra
$600. For listings call (800)366-9813
ext 9271. ANF
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,
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.


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