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The old adage that any publicity is
good publicity proved true for Yulee
High School students Hannah Page
and Jacob Brock-founders of the con-
troversial YHS branch of the Gay-
The branch was able to finally meet
this week at the school for. the first
time since being banned in October.
Brock said only a handful of people
showed up at the first meeting earlier
in -the school year but the second
meeting, held Wednesday after school,
had 32 attendees.
"It went really well," Hannah Page
said after the meeting. "... There were
32 people there ... that was way bigger
than what we expected. I was expect-
ing maybe five or six people."
Brock and Page, both students at
Yulee High and both gay, are current-
ly parties in a lawsuit against the
Nassau County School Board as they
YHS Continued on 3A
FIRES TORM'IN HILLIARD
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A brtish fire endangereId eight homes in Hilliard on Wednesday as it burned about 20 acres of pine trees and underbrush. The homes
were spared, and no one was hurt, in what was called a "firestorm." Story, photos, 5A
ascends on doves
D .avid Bryan Ill has raised
and loved birds for 5,0.
years. Anticipating retire-
ment after 28 years at the
U.S. Navy facility at Kings Bay, Ga.,
Bryan has put.tugether a new career
based on his "'passionate hobby."
Calling his fledgling business
Wings Ovr .Amnelia. Bryan will cus-'
tomize a unique white dove release
ceremony for weddings, funerals, .
memorials, grand openings or other
In his business flyer, Bryan
writes. "White doves are an ancient
, symbol of love and devotion, peace,
fertility and hope for the future.
1White dove releases create a shtn-
ning display for special occasions..
etching beautiful memories in the
minds otf onlookers forever. Their
natural grace and splendor are a per-
fect addition to many engagements."
Asked if he had done a dove
release for a funeral. Bryan said not
yet, but his cousin who owns Wings
over Charleston, S.C.. has done so.
"When a loved one passes, often
there is a sense of emptiness an'd
uncertainty. A white dove release at
a memorial service provides a
moment -fi reflection and represents
a form of comflrtL from abuve."
Bryan explained "Symbulizing
peace, these birds will help bring
about closure and cuiefoil in the
spirit ascending with the birds
Bryan's doves receive a special
diet, daily exercise. prevent-tlive
medicines and dietai ry supplements.
They appear quite happy in their
large protected avian lonl. Bryan has
35 doves but usually takes unly a
dozen to a release.
All doves and pigeons are mem-
bers of the rock dove family. Bryanl
said, and although a pet shop would
gladly sell you white ringneck
DOVES Continued on 3.-4
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David Bryan III releases doves at a field near his Yulee home.
Nassau County residents are
encouraged to get a "Reality Check" on
Monday to help determine the future
of the First Coast.
County Comnmi-ssio ne r Mike Boyle
said it w.as important that interested
localreidents atitrd, a town hall mer-t-
ing. "The more people that participate.
from Nassau County, the stronger our
views will be in the xiioninn process.,"
The Northeast Florida Regional
Council will host a town hall meeting
at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Florida
Community College at Jacksonville
Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, 76346
William Burgess Blvd. in Yulee. The
meeting will be one of seven simulta-
neous town. hall meetings held
throughout the First Coast one in
each county in the Regional Council's
The Regional Council, comprising
representatives from Nassau, Duval,
Baker, Clay, Flagler, St. Johns and
Puitam counties, brings the counties
together to try to plan effectively for
the entire First Coast.
The meetings are a precursor to
Reality Check First Coast, a May 21
visioning exercise where nearly 300
leaders from the business, govern-
ment and non-profit communities will
develop future growth scenarios for
the First Coast. The exercise will con-
centrate on developing strategies to
meet the region's future land use,
transportation, infrastructure and
"The town hall meeting will give
folks the opportunity toexpress their
opinions on a survey that will help
determine the priorities for the vision-
ing process for .the region," said Boyle,
who also serves as the Regional
Council's president. The "Grow Smart
Survey" can be taken at any time at
REALITY Continued on 3A
1. Boy Scout Camp
2. St. George Bridge
3. Tompkins Landing
4. Traders Hill
5. U.S. 301' bridge (4X4s only)
6. Scotts Landing
7. Camp Pickney
8. Prospect Landing
9. Kings Ferry
10. Temple Landing
11. White Oak
12. US 17 bridge
13. Egans Creek
14. AlA bridge at ICW
15. Lofton Creek
16. Mills Creek Landing
17. St. Marys, Ga.
18. Edwards Road
19. Dark Entry Creek
Pull on a pair of work boots, slap on
a hat and head out to the St. Marys
River Celebration to pick up trash
'The more the public gets involved,
the more aware they are of the prob-
lem we have with litter," said Dean
Woehrle, Florida chairman of the St.
Marys River Management Committee.
"If you get kids involved and you get
them picking up somebody's trash,
then they end up not throwing out
their own trash."
Woehrle encourages volunteers to
join in the 13th annual four-county
effort to clear garbage from the trib-
utaries along the winding river that
moves through southeastern Georgia
and northeastern Florida.
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50 YEARS AGO
Three men spent a cold
night on the near
Cumberland Island after
their boat motor failed. They
were rescued after 19 hours.
March 19, 1959
25 YEARS AGO
After spending more than
$1,000 to solicit designs for
the downtown waterfront,
city commissioners decided
to ask voters if they wanted
to fund the project through a
bond issue or let a private
group finance it.
March 21, 1984
10 YEARS AGO
The county enacted a 7-
day burn ban due to lack of
rain and rising humidity.
March 24, 1999
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FRIDAY. March 20,2009 NEWS News-Leader
Applications are now
being accepted for the annu-
al shrimp Festival Pirate
Parade- to be held Thursday,
April 30 at 6 p.m. on Centre
Street in downtown
Fernandina Beach. The
theme for the parade is
"Home Grown Shrimp -
The Pick of the Litter." The
eight flags should be his-
torically accurate. To view
footage from last year's
Pirate Parade, go to
and click on Pirate Parade
under the Activities &
Prize;, will be awarded
for the top three entries in
the following categories:
Non-Profit; Non-Profit or
Civic Organization; and
Walking, Performing Unit
or Vintage/Unique Vehicle.
There will be a special
award for Best Special
All participants must
pre-register by Friday, April
17. Parade application pack-
ets are available online at
at the Amelia Island
Convention & Visitors
Bureau, 102 Centre St.,
Registered entrants will be
notified of the time and
place for the parade-staging
For information call
Shrimp Festival Pirate
Parade Chairman Desiree
Dinkel at 261-7562 and leave
An education trust fund .
lias been set up for Hayden
and Madison Bowen in mem-
ory of their father, Dan
Bowen, who died March 11
in an accident at Smurfit-
Stone Container Corp. Those
whowish to donate may
make checks payable to
'College America FBO
Bowen Children and mail
them to Amelia Financial
Consultants, Richard Young,
201 Centre St., Fernandina
Beach, FL 3-2034, 261-4611,
In an effort to help par-
ents prepare for the baby on
the way, the maternity
experts at Destination
Maternity and Baptist Health
'have joined forces to offer
everything from childbirth'
classes and infant safety, to
grandparent and sibling'
classes, to help expectant
families prepare for the new.
Beginning this week, ,
moms- and dads-to-be can
enjoy an exei-rcise or educa-
tional class at Baptist .
Medical tenter NassatiTo
sign up, call Baptist Health's
6e&ducation'class line at (904)
"Breakfast for Bronson"
will be held from 7-9 a.m.
March 21 at Murray's Grille
in Yulee. Pancake plates will
be sold for $7 each to benefit
Bronson Roth, a 19-month-
old baby with cerebral palsy
and a seizure disorder.
Bironson lives in Yulee and
has undergone two major
surgeries already and
requires multiple therapies.
and medications. Many of
his doctors are located in
Gainesville. Proceeds will go
to support medically neces- .
sary travel expenses and
other medical needs.
The Fernandina Pirates
Club will host a blood drive
with the Blood Alliance at
p Chili's in Yulee on March 21
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pirates
will entertain all day, with
prize drawings for Wal-Mart
gift certificates every 30 min-
'utes for donors. The Pirates
Club helped collect 67 pints
at its last blood drive and has'
a goal of 100 pints Saturday.
The Blood Alliance will have
three bloodmobiles on site.
The WorkSource Execu-
tive Board will meet at 9 a.m.
March 26 at the WorkSource
Administrative Office, 1845
. Town Center Blvd., Suite
250, Orange Park. For infor-'
mation call (904) 213-3800.
The family of
e% eryone for
in our time of
Guiding Good Choices is
a program that strengthens
the family by teaching par-,
ents specific strategies for
promoting healthy behaviors
This two-week program
takes place March 28 and
April 4 from 9 am. to noon at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center auditori-
um, Fernandina Beach. Free
childcare is provided. To reg-
ister, contact Meg McAlpine,
University of Florida/Nassau
County Extension Service, at
Learn how to strengthen
family bonds, set a clear fain-
ily position on alcohol and
other drugs, teach children
skills they will needto make
healthy choices, and -
increase children's involve-
ment in the family. .
The Guiding Good
Choices program was
designed for families with
children in grades four
through eight, however, this
program isbeneficial to fami-
Wlies with children of all ages
(except birth to age six).
Curves of Fernandina
Beach, 1118 South 14-th SL.'.
is participating in the llth .
Annual Curves Food Drive
to benefit local food banks.
Curves will waive the normal
service fee for any new mem-
ber who.brings in a bag of
non-perishable groceries and
joins before March 31. I
Others wishing to donate
may drop of non-perishable
food items at Curves
Monday through Friday dur-
ing normal business hours.
For information contact
Karen Johnson at 491-0800.'
The Library Advisory
Board will hold a special
meeting on April 1,from 3-5
p.mi. at the FCCJ/Nassau
Center Yulee branch library,
76346 William Burgess Blvd.
The public is invited.
-Persons with disabilities
in order to participate should
contact the libraryat 277-
7365, or the Florida Relay
Service at 1-800-955-8771 at
least five days in advance.
Virtual job fair
WorkSource, FCCJ, First
Coast Manufacturers and
JAXPORT are sponsoring.
the First Coast's first Virtual
Job Fair April 1-8.
Beginning midnight on
April 1, visitwww.first-
org to get clicking for your
new job. For more informa-
tion, e-mail VJF@work-
A free Nassau County
Consumer Clinic, presented
by Jacksonville Area Legal
Aid (JALA), will be held at
the Nassau County Judicial
Annex in the Juror Services
Room (first floor) at 5:30
p.m. April 6.
Ariel Patterson, JAIA
staff attorney and Equal
Justice Works fellow, pres-
ents topics including debt
collection, small claims,
bankruptcy, foreclosure and
ID theft. The public may sug-
gest topics by calling
Cynthia Johnson of JAIA at
(904) 356-8371, ext. 307, or
Sue Powell of the Nassau
County Clerk of Courts
office at 5484551.
Connie Mack Butler
Connie Mack Butler, 75, of
Renard Road, died at Smith
Phayer Hospice House on
March 10, 2009. He was the son
of the late James and Pauline
West Butler and the husband
of Marie Sizemore Butler for 55
In addition to his wife, he is
survived by a sister, Delsie
Rowe of Durham.
Mr. Butler was a native of
Greensboro, NC, went to Rollins
College, Florida State Univer-
sity, Syracuse University and
The Executive Program at
UNC. He worked as a Chemist,
Sales Manager, Vice President
and President with the following
companies: Naugatuck Chemi-
cal Company," CoPolymer
Rubber & Chemical Company,
Milliken Chemical Company,
Presco Engineering Co. Inc.,
Petroferm USA Inc., and C.
Butler & Co, Inc. He was active-
, ly engaged as a consultant, advi-
sor or fuldraiser for a number
uJo Ellen Kirkwood
Jo Ellen Kirkwood, of
Fernandina Beach, left us to be
with Christ on Tuesday after-
snoon, March 17, 2009 at her
A native of Indianapolis,
Indiana, she ha. been aresi-
dent of Fernandina Beach since
moving from nt
1987. With a
true love for the
beach and all
wonders of her
new adopted *
home, she enjoyed the relaxed
island life the Fernandina Beach
SMiss Kirkwood was
employed .as a : department
Manager at Wal-Mart and was
formerly employed at The Ritz-
Carlton., She loved crafts,
sewing, gardening and was an
avid University of Florida foot-
ball fan. Her family recalls her
love of the ocean, her unselfish
spirit, her ability to find positive
in any situation and her being an
amazing mother and friend. .
She is preceded in death by
her parents, Paul Cedric and
Laura Myers Kirkwood of
of existing and start-up compa-'
nies covering the following
Specialty Chemicals, Golf
tions, Water Purification
Equipment, Medical Products,
Interactive/transactional TV, the
building industry and' worked
with SCORE Consultants in
Hendersonville and Greenville.
He served in the U.S. Armyat
the Army Chemical Center.
A memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. March 21,2009, at
Smith Phayer Hospice House
Chapel, 260 Fairwinds Road,
Landrum, SC 29356.
In lieu .of flowers., memori-
als may be made to Hospice of
-the Carolina Foothills, 130
Forest Glen Drive, Columbus,
Condolences may be left at
Petty Funeral Home
Miss Kirkwood leaves
behind, her only son, Michael
Kirkwood and his fiance
Daniflle Barber, Fernandina
Beach,' FL, sisters,, Cheryl
Roberts, Charlottesville, VA,
Pamela Millsaps (Frank),
Mobile, AL,'nephews, Jeremy
Charlottesville, VA, Joseph
Millsaps (Alejandra), Deerfield
Beach, FL and her dear friend,
Debbie Youngblood (Tom) of
Fernandina Beach, FL.
Memorial services will be at
2:00 pm on Saturday from the
Burgess Chapel with Reverend
Hollie Tapley, officiating.
Miss Kirkwood will be laid to
rest in a private service.
Guests and friends are invit-
ed to visit on Saturday from 1:00
pm until the hour of service at
the funeral home..
If so desired, memorial con-
tributions may be made in her
memory to the American
Diabetes Association, 8384
Baymeadows Road, Suite 10,
Jacksonville. FL 32256.
Please share her lift story
eWrnetta Pricilla 1~ue'Patson
Vernetta Pricilla Blue
Patterson was born on Noveinm-
ber 14, 1924 in Nassauville, FL
to the. late Willie Blue Sr. and
Lucinda Blue. She lived, worked.
and worshipped in Fernandina
Beach for 56 years.
On November 10, 1980,
Vernetta left her Florida life and
moved to Upper
JiMae, for the
-remainder of her days in this
life. She became a member of
the New Macedonia Baptist
Church in Washington, D.C.,
under the pAstorate of the.late
Rev. Robert L. Walls Sr. aind she
became a "surrogate" grand-
mother, of sorts, to the numer-
ous children of friends of the
family and of neighbors she
babysat for many years.
Vernetta departed this life
on March 10, 2009, at Doctors
Commnunity Hospital Center",
She is survived by her
beloved son, Marvin Patterson;
daughter-in-law, Johnnie Mae
Stacey and Tiffany Patterson;
surviving sisters and brothers,
David Blue, Alonzo Blue, Hugie
Johnson, Dora Lee Blue, James
Arthur Blue, Elaine Thomas;
sisters and brothers-in-law,
Mary Blue, Clarence Johnson,
Eloise Blue, Dora Bell Blue,
Charles Clinch; and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins.and
Funeral services will be held
.at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March
21, 2009 at Prince Chapel
AM.E. Church in Nassauville,
Rev. Pauline Tucker, pastor.
Friends may view the remains
from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight,
March.20, 2009, at the Mary L.
Breaker Chapel of Huff and
Battise Funeral Home, and at
the church on Saturday from 9
a.m. until the hour of service.
Interment will be in the.family
plot in Nassauville.
Huff and Battise Funeral Home
Lawrence B. "Larry"Stombock
Mr. Lawrence B. "Larry"
Stombock,. age 63, of Fernan-
dina Beach, passed away on
Wednesday morning, March 18,
2009 at his home. ,
Born in Arlington, VA, he
was the son of Lawrence S. and
Elizabeth Bradshaw Stombock.
He was a lifelong resident of
Virginia until coming to Florida
Mr. Stombock had retired in
2003 from the Florida Division
of Forestry as the Senior Forest
Ranger for Nassau County.
He leaves behind, Ais wife
of 30 years, Brenda Stombock,
Fernandina Beach, FL, a daugh-
ter, Sharon Keele, Orange Park,
FL, two sons, Frank Snyder IV
(Carolyn), Jacksonville, FL,
Lawrence B. "Brad" Stoinbock,
Jr. (Courtney), Quincy, FL, five
grandchildren, Austin and
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Funeral services will be at
11:00 am today from Yulee
Baptist Church with Reverend
Mike Fox, officiating.
Mr. Stombock will be laid to
rest in Hughes Cemetery,
Yullee, FL with Military honors.
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invited to visit on Thursday from
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attempt to require the school
to allow their group to meet with
the same rights and privileges
as other school organizations.
Brock and Page initially
formed the group, which is
intended to foster discussion
and acceptance toward students
of any sexual orientation, earli-
er this school year.
They held the first meeting
after school in a classroom, only
to be told soon thereafter that
the club would riot be permitted
to meet on school property. The
students joined with the
American Civil Liberties Union
and filed a suit against the
school board on Feb. 10.
The ACLU's stand is that,
according to the Equal Access
Act, a federal law passed in
1984, the school board must
either allow students to form a
chapter of the GSA permit-
ting them to have access to
school facilities for meetings
and activities or school offi-
cials must ban all student-led,
The ACLU, along with
Brock and Page, also asked the
judge to grant a preliminary
injunction that would allow the
group to hold meetings while
the case is still in litigation. The
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doves, they are doomed to die
if released away from their
home because they do not
posses the homing instinct
his white homing pigeons
4My bids love to fly and
enjoy their flight home to
their loft. Slightly larger than
a dove, they are guaranteed to
get everyone's attention, mak-
ing a loud clapping sound and
whistle with their wings when
they all take off together,"
'They can come and go as
they want, flying in a flock .
around my house sometimes
for hours at a time before.
they decide to come in and
relax in their spacious loft."
Bryan said his birds mate
for life, taking turns sitting on
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vey/, according to a press
release from the Nassau
County Commission. Those
wishing to take the survey in,
person can do so from 4-6:30
p.m. Monday at the Betty P.
The results of the survey
will be transmitted to WJCT
Public Television for an 8 p.m.
broadcast, according to the
press release. A panel of
experts will discuss the survey
results and future, growth
strategies on the broadcast.
Those wishing to view the
broadcast can do so by one of
three methods. Viewers with
digital televisions or converter
boxes can view the broadcast
RIVER Continued from 1A
The cleanup begins at 8 a.m.
and ends at noon. It will be held
along 18 sites within Nassau
and Baker counties in Florida
and Camden and Charlton
counties in Georgia.
"The four counties in the
two states have come to realize
that the. St. Marys River is one
our greatest natural resources,"
said Woehrle, who has served
on the committee since 1993.
During the one-day trash
pick-up last year, approximate-
ly 730 volunteers collected near-
ly 35,000 pounds of garbage
from the lakes and streams of
the St. Marys River system,
according to Woehrle.
In the past decade, a half
million pounds of trash has
been removed by more than
7,500 volunteers, with items
ranging in size from discarded
beer bottles to large broken
kitchen appliances and televi-
Woehrle said the assistance
of both individual and corpo-
rate volunteers makes the annu-
al event a major success.
Volunteers will receive a T-
shirt, a pair of rubber gloves
and a lunch ticket for a cele-
bratory meal at White Oak
Plantation following the'
cleanup. Adults must accom-
pany any volunteers under 18
years of age.
For more information about
the cleanup, call Woehrle at
(904) 879-3498 or Keep Nassau
Beautiful at 548-0162.
judge granted that injunction
At the hearing, the attorney
representing the school board
argued that the only reason the
school board wanted the club
banned was because of the
name of the group, which
school board representatives
say violates the board's absti-
U.S. District Judge Henry
Lee Adams Jr. disagreed, and
cited an earlier ACLU of Florida
case, Gonzalez v. School Board
of Okeechobee County, where
the court rejected the school
board's argument that the for-
mation of a GSA branch would
counter the relevant abstinence
'The court reasoned that if
dialogue required to discuss
gay tolerance does violence to
the principle of abstinence, so
does any discussion of (sexual-
ly transmitted diseases) and
teen pregnancy," Adams wrote.
Page said the first meeting of
the Yulee High School chapter
of the GSA lasted about an hour,
and students focused on rules,
regulations and talked about
voting for officers of the club.
"We talked about the pur-
pose of the group," she said. "It
was a clean, solid meeting."
their eggs and feeding their
"When dad returns to the
nest after having a fun time
flying with his friends, he will
dance in circles and coo to his
wife and they always
exchange a kiss before he
takes over and watches the
kids so mom can stretch her
legs and take a break. I
always lock the flight door at
night for their safety."
The safety of the doves is a
primary concern for Bryan.,
For this reason, he cannot
release the birds inside of a
building, at night or on a'very
cloudy day because they navi-
gate by the sun. Releases also
cannot be scheduled too late
in the day because there must
be enough time.for the :doves
to get home before dark.
"They are more than a
on WJCTs channel 7.4. Most
Comcast subscribers can watch
on channel 212. The program
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"We talked about when the
next meeting would be, where
we'd get our next discussion
from," Brock said. "We had kind
of a list of ideas (for fundrais-
ers), like maybe selling candy,
buttons, things like that."
In short, it was a meeting
similar to those of other high
school clubs and the pair
hopes they'll continue being
Brock does attribute the
good turnout for Wednesday's
meeting to the publicity the case
"I think it made a lot of peo-
ple curious," he said. Adtlate has
not yet been set for the second
meeting. Brock and Page both
said they haven't encountered
any hostility at school as a result
of the lawsuit.
One of the attorneys work-
ing with Brock and Page, ACLU
Northeast Region Director
Benetta M. Standly, said that's a
Judge Adams made. a point
in his ruling to warn against any
sort of retaliation against Brock,
Page or any other member of
"So if we hear. about some-
thing like that, it's going to be a
problem," Standly said. "But so
far, nothing has come up." *
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FRIDAY, March 20.2009 NEWS News-Leader
Drug arrest for Little League coach
SHANNON MALCOM his vehicle, he was arrested, Sutton con- later a third at
News-Leader Sheriff's firmed, and he added that none plex in front of
Office Director of the undercover purchases of picking a conti
AYulee Little League coach Mike Sutton marijuana from Lloyd took and fraudulei
is 'in jail following his arrest said that as he place near the players he controlled sub
Monday on charges of selling was being coached .. At the time
marijuana, possession of mari- arrested, Lloyd Sutton did not know the age were suspend
juana' and possession of drug surrendered a range of the children Lloyd ing pending ti
paraphernalia., Lloyd bag of marijua- -coaches or how long he's been their cases. I
Charles Leon floyd alleged-
ly sold marijuana to a confi-
dential informant three times
in December, according to the
Nassau County Sheriffs Office.
Police then obtained a warrant
for Lloyd's arrest on three
charges of sale of marijuana,
and a deputy recognized him
Monday as he was driving on
A1A near Pages Dairy Road
and conducted a traffic stop on
A Nassau County Sheriff's
Office internal probe into the
falsifying of security logs at the
county's, detention facility has
led to the suspension. of five
deputies, with up to five more
Deputies Paul Hinson,
Anthony Green and Cody Davis-
Flint were subject to up to 10
days suspension, while Sgt. Kim
Swafford and Sgt. Terry Nye
faced up tofive days suspen-
sion for. violating policy and pro-
cedures, according to informa-
tion from the sheriff's office.
'"They have already taken
their suspensions," said Sheriff
Deputies Robert Lee, Jason
Orr, Kevin Thirsk and Scott'
Kelley, along with SgL Jennifer
Bennett, have opted to undergo
a hearing to have their names
An' internal investigation
began after jail personnel found
holes cut in the fence and wire
around the detention facility in
December. Deputies also found
a bundle of tools that contained
a hammer, chisel, crQwbar,
hacksaw and carbide blades on
a window ledge outside a cell. A
string running through a bro-
ken window into the cell was
also discovered. '
... na he had hid-
s den in one of
his shoes and a pipe used for
smoking marijuana that was
hidden in his other shoe. That
resulted in two additional
charges.- misdemeanor pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Lloyd was not at the Yulee
Sports Complex or in front of
any Little League players when
a former cell-
'mate of David
ed at the time,
conspired to aid
Seagraves Sanders in an
the sheriff's office.
Koester was booked into the
detention facility for conveying
tools into a jail to aid escape, as
well as conspiracy, burglary and
criminal mischief. Following the ."
discoveries, the jail was put ott
lockdown and all inmates were
accounted for. '
However, two days elapsed
from the time the holes were
allegedly cut into the fencing
until officials discovered the
The 10 deputies who were.
on duty during the two-day
security breach were logged in
,as having conducted perimeter
checks, according to the inci-
dent review conducted by Sgt.
C. A Osborne.
Though daily logs signed by:
detention facility director Bobby
Rowe, Chief Eric Lowe,
Assistant Chief Judy White and
the shift supervisors' attested
that the "perimeter fence and.
gates had been checked and
were secure," none were found
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with Yulee Little League. A call
-to Yulee Little League was not'
Lloyd, who according to his
arrest and booking report has
lived in Nassau County for 30
years, was previously arrested
in 1998 for misdemeanor pos-
session of marijuana.
In 2005, three coaches for
Yulee Little League were arrest-
ed two for sexual battery and
,to have violated any,policy,
according to the incident review
Seagraves, said the break-
down in the jail log documen-
tation started with the sergeant
in charge of the shift and not
"I have 299 employees. I
can't be everywhere at the same
time,'" he said. "I would expect
the 'director to have the confi-
dence that the employees are
doing what they're supposed to
,Seagraves said the" investi-
gation is ongoing, and he has
verbally counseled with the
.administrators, reiterating their
responsibilities. ,' o
When conducting outside
security checks, deputies are
supposed to sign out on a daily
log as checking fencing for any
breaks or holes, assessing the
area for anything that appears
unusual and checking the build-
ing for damage.'
Seagraves said that each of
the deputies was trained in-
August on how to properly
maintain the jail logs. "They
signed off on an in-service and
were 'physically trained," he
Seagraves added that since
the initial incident, steps have
been taken, to ensure that the
logs are documented correctly.
"(It's) up to the shift supervi-
sor to make sure this is done
properly," he said.
He has also increased sur-
veillance of the deputies' activ-
it y'as they conduct security
checks around the perimeter.
Also investigated were alle-
gations from both Sanders and'
former inmate Leonard Ross.
Ross alleged that a female-
detention deputy "had provid-
ed Sanders with a cellular tele-
phone and a,hacksaw blade. in
an attempt to aid him in the
the sports com-
f players for traf-
ntly obtaining a
t, those coaches
led from coach-
he disposition of
have been convicted of any
felony crime against, a minor,
any felony drug .offense and
any kind of sexual crime are
banned from coaching Little
Lloyd, who resides at 95114
Dirt Road in Nassauville, is in
custody at the Nassau County
Jail and his bond has been set
at $87,010, Sutton said.
escape," according to the inci-
dent review report. Ross is.now
incarcerated at the state's Cross
City Correctional Institution.
Following the internal inves-
tikation, Osborne wrote, "We
can fihd no evidence to support
the allegations that any mem-
ber of our agency conspired in
.any way to assist inmate David
Sanders in the attempted escape
that occurred on Dec. 17, 2008."
According to Seagraves,
both Sanders and Ross gave
conflicting accounts as to which
officer was alleged to have pro-
vided the tools.:. .
SIn addition to the jail logs
and the attempted jail escape,
concerns arose that the inter-
actions between deputies and
inmates at the detention facility'
had become, too familiar.
"It was revealed 'through
interviews .with deputies and
inmates that the relationship
between deputy and inmate has
become somewhat too com-
fortable. It seems some of the
deputies have become lack-
adaisical in their dealings with
inmates," Osborne wrote.
While conducting a cell
search related to the investiga-
tion, Osborne wrote that he and
Deputy Mike. Goodbread had
the opportunity to listen to a
,.conversation deputies had in,
front of the inmates. He wrote,
"We were able to obtain infor-
mation such as -what "the
deputies' hobbies and interests
were, what they did on their
personal time and most impor-
tandy, that they, had family. even
children. We were also able to
obtain from this conversation
certain financial aspects of at
least one of the .deputies."
Osborne advised that deten-
tion deputies should be instruct-
ed further on the dangers of
becoming too' close or friendly
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A 25-year-old Jacksonville
man is in jail following his
arrest Tuesday after a high-
speed chase on A1A and 1-95.
Police said Yahya Shakir
Austin led deputies on a high-
speed chase Tuesday after-
noon, then crashed his car off
1-95 and fled on foot. Police
found Austin a short time later
hiding in the attic of a nearby
According to a report of
the incident, Detective C.D.
Arline attempted to stop the
vehicle Austin was driving a
1998 Oldsmobile for faulty
equipment and weaving.
Arline initiated the stop on
A1A near Still Quarter Road
about 2 p.m., but Austin fled in
his vehicle, running other driv-
ers off the road and traveling
about 100 mph in a 35-mph-
zone. Austin got onto 1-95
southbound and continued
fleeing until one of his tires
blew out and the car crashed.
into a tree on the ,side of the
Austin then ran from the,
scene on foot. A passenger in
-the vehicle was taken to
was not charg-
ed with any
Austin run to
a nearby nei-
Austin ghborhood on
tor Mike Sutton said several
people in the neighborhood
witnessed what was going on
and were calling police to help
them locate the suspect.
Sutton said when they couldn't
find Austin outside, deputies
started to look inside the
Austin was found in the
attic of one of the homes.
Sutton said he apparently
entered through the "garage
without the residents being
Austin was arrested and
taken to the Nassau County
Jail, where he is being held in
lieu of $210,006 bond.
Austin faces charges of
aggravated fleeing or eluding
police, a non-moving traffic
. violation with a suspended
license andburglary.to a struc-
saves woman's life
George Lannon, dining
room manager at Osprey
Village, a retirement commiu-
nity on Amelia Island, reacted
quickly and saved a resident's
life earlier this: year.
About ,6:45 p.m. Jan. 5,'
Lannon performed cardiopul-
monary resuscitation, or CPR,
on resident Mildred Harris,
after she began to choke on a
piece of steak.
The evening began like any
other until one of the servers
motioned Lannon over to one
of the tables. Harris was stand-
ing up at her table. choking.
Her husband tried to perform
the Heimlich maneuver on
her, but was unsuccessful.
Lannon, attempted the
Heimlich as well without afny
success, then Harris collapsed
in his arms. The color in her
face wentblue as Lannon laid
her on the floor. He proceeded
so, scared. I
but I've been
Lannon trained to do
all of this. I
through the procedures in my
head," Lannon said.
After the second set of
chest compressions, Harris'
color returned to her face. The
steak was dislodged, and res-
cue units were called.
Harris was released from
the hospital the next morning.
Lannon has been an
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FRIDAY, March 20.2009 NEWS News-Leader
NASSAU COUNTY FIRE RESCUE PHOTOS
Fire threatened eight homes in Hilliard, left, and consumed about 20 acres of pine trees and underbrush, right.
No homes were damaged
and no injuries occurred as a
result of a "firestorm" that
threatened homes in Hilliard
Nassau County Fire Rescue
has urged county residents to
cease burning and to be cau-
tious of fire dangers because of
"Because of the lack of rain-
fall, high winds and low humid-
ity, the (state Division of
Forestry) has issued a 'Red
Flag' warning for many coun-
ties in Northeast Florida." said
county Fire Chief Chuck
Cooper. "NCFR is asking citi-
zens to cease burning trash and
yard waste, due to the lack of
rainfall and prevailing spring
winds which make this an inap-.
propriate time to include open
burningin your list of spring
County Fire Rescue respon-,
ded to the brush fire in the
28000 block of Sundberg Road
in, Hilliard about 4:30 p.m.
'Wednesday. Approximately .20
acres of pine trees, dried grass
arid underbrush was rapidly
consumed as winds were blow-
ing in a north and westerly
direction from the area of origin.
Eight houses were in dan-
ger as the flames swept within'
yards of the residences.
.Neighbors held the fire at bay
with garden hoses until fire res-
"I went outside because I
smelled smoke and saw the
extensive flames encompassing
the area behind my house," said
Lt. Brian Edwards, an off-duty
called 911 and I worked dili-
gentlywith my neighbors to
save our homes as the flames
were crowning at the tree tops."
Fire rescue responded with
all engine companies from West
Side stations and one from the
East Side to provide protection
and extinguish the firestorm'
before any damage occurred to
"The winds were gusting out
of the southeast, which caused
the fire to travel quickly across
the heavily wooded area and
endanger nearby homes," said
Cooper. "Other engine compa-
nies were relocated to strategic
locations within the county to
provide coverage as more than
half of our units were battling
the blaze from the two vantage
points on Sundberg and Moore
Division of Forestry arrived
with two tractors to cut a fire-
break around the affected area
and the fire was contained and
under control within 90 min-
utes. According to a state
spokesperson, a nearby back-
yard debris fire got out of con-
trol and quickly moved with
force through the woods.
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FRIDAY, March 20.2009 NEWS News-Leader
Malcolm to seek reelection
Mayor Bruce Malcolm is
seeking re-election to his seat
on the Fernandina Beach City
Commission. First elected to
this seat in 2006, Malcolm has
served the past year in the dual
capacity of mayor and com-
He is opposed in the April
14 election by Jeffrey Bunch,
former city fire marshal.
Three other candidates,Jim
B. Higginbotham, Larry Myers
and Tim-Poynter, are seeking
the other seat to be decided.
That- seat is .now held by
Commissioner Ron Sapp, who
is not seeking reelection. /
The new mayor will be cho-
sen by the commission.
Malcolm is not on the ballot
for that job since his seat is up
In his campaign announce-
ment, Malcolm said he has
consistently voted for meas-
ures that improve quality of life
for all city residents such as
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center and the Martin Luther
King Ball Park. His was "the
swing vote" to build the city
Along with other commis-
sioners, he successfully
pressed for a speed-up of prom-
ised federal beach renourish-
ment efforts, Malcolm said.
"But perhaps, most impor-
tant for city voters," Malcolm
joined with other commission-
ers to adopt the rollback rate
for city taxes. As a result, city
residents have not seen their
tax rates rise for the past three,
years, he said.
"During my first term on
the city commission," Malcolm
said, "I have proven my ability
to listen to citizens and work
constructively with other com-
missioners, the city manager
and city staff to enact policies
that better prepare our citizens
and businesses to meet the
demands of the 21st century
while 'maintaining the family-.
friendly charm of Fernafidina
Beach. I have been honored
to 'work for the people of
Fernandina Beach as commi's-
sioner and mayor. I ask for the'
privilege of serving once more,
so I may finish many of the
important initiatives that are
under way." .
'Malcolm said he has
.'workedhard tobuild respect-
(f relations",wittaie Nassau
ers and feels
.,he has done
a good job of
Malcolm e r s hip
and participation in regional
and state decision-making bod-
ies such as the Florida League
of Cities, the Coalition for
Juvenile Justice, the Northeast
Florida Regional Council of
Governments, the Nassau
County Ecornomic Develop-
ment Board, the Cornerstone
Foundation and the Amelia
Island Tourism Development
"My respect for our home-
town," Malcolm said, "has been
proven by my willingness to
stand firm when needed, com-
promise when necessary and
maintain a vision that will pro-
tect the unique traits for which
Fernandina Beach is recog-
"When I ran for mayor last
year, I promised folks I would
show up for the job every day,"
Malcolm said. 'The people
need to see their elected lead-
ers up close and personal, not
just on TV during meeting
broadcasts twice a month."
Over the past year, Malcolm
has presided over dedications
and groundbreaking fornmany
organizations such as the
American Legion, the First
Baptist Church, the Amelia
Community Theatre and
Habitat for Humanity. He has
participated, in programs
offered by the Amelia Island
Museum of History, the
Friends of the Library, and the
Heritage Corridor Commis-
sion. He has walked in parades,
dedicated the new city dog
park and judged countless con-
tests. .. *
"I love this stuff," Malcolm
said. "The causes are all great
and reflect the community spir-
it of our city. And it gives those
folks who may ,not be as
involved with City Hall a
chance to tell me what's on
their minds. You'd be surprised
how much insight you can gain
fr=m talking with your fellPW
citizens at a Memorial Day
service at the foot of Centre
Among his "proudest
moments" was the dedication
of the two new pocket parks
on Centre Street, an ideq he
pursued with property owners
and the city in an attempt to
make the downtown. Historic
District more attractive to vis-
itors and businesses. He pro-
posed the name American
Legion Way be added to Third
and Gum, the location of a
soon-to-be built hall.
Malcolm and Jane Marie,
his wife of 31 years, have been
"fierce advocates of historic
preservation efforts,". begin-
ning with their work to help
transform the old Nassau
County Jail into the Amelia
Island Museum of History.
Malcolm said his long years of
service on the city's Historic
District Council reflect his pas-
sion for local history and
understanding of the impor-
tance of historic tourism to the
Malcolm said, "Should I be
elected to another term, I
. promise to serve with integri-
ty. There is still so much more
to do, and I am ready and pre-
pared to get the job done. And
the people should be assured I
will always keep my eye out
A native of Joplin, Mo,,
Malcolm enlisted in the U.S.
Marine Corps and was honor-
ably discharged. He earned a
bachelor of science degree in
business 'administration with
a minor in economics from
Wichita State University. He
managed 'the Southeast and
Mid-Atlantic States region of
the Coleman Corp. for 22
years. He also served as pres-
ident of Tiberon Corp. for two
years and M&M Sports for
After his move to
Fernandina Beach in 1988,
Malcolm worked for 10 years
as a funeral attendant for
Oxley-Heard Funereal Direc-
He currently substitute
teaches in the Nassau County
School System when his duties
,as mayor-commissioner allow.
For more information on
Malcolm and his campaign,
visit his website at
call him at 261-9062.
HAVE A SEAT
Although a ceremony was held last fall to open two pocket parks constructed down-
town, there are still no benches to sit on. According to City Manager Michael Czymbor,
the bencheswere shipped March .13 and should be installed soon. The owners of
three small parcels on Centre Street agreed to allow the city to create pocket parks on
their properties. One is at 112 Centre St., next to Last Flight Out, and the other two
next to Anelia Island Coffee & Ice Cream.
Downtown post office
have been told o
boxes are still av
at the post offi
Steedley, it is "r
that there are n
able for rent. A
turned away Tu6
.to rent a box at.
office on Sadler
being sold to the
But no sale h
ized. The city did
-.ue the posib
builliiig' b' the
ALJGHTRY Service, but no agreement has still
leader been reached. The city com-
mission would have to approve last
me customers any sales agreement. to p
otherwise, mail- Under terms of the pro- fed
ailable for rent posed sale, the post office and cha
ce on Centre its mailboxes would remain in Stri
the downtown building. And on
o Fernandina Wednesday, customers were pro
master Ron being rented boxes. ect
not true at all" According to Steedley, the the
io boxes avail- historic Centre Street post libi
customer was office has about 700 post office Bap
esday and told boxes.with about 300 still avail-
the main post able for rental. There are five Sch
Road because sizes of boxes, with the smallest in I'
post office is costing $42 a year and the large era
e city. : drawer size costing $418 a year. dom
has been final- Box rentals are available to any- the
authorize City one with a valid identification, ablI
l Czymbor and according to Steedley. -
Jacobs to pur- The main post office' on pos
le sale of the Sadler Road has 1,700 post ded
,e UL.'P. taf[ of'e boxes, with'QOO tb 700
H available for rental.
The city commission voted
June to authorize Czymbor
pursue negotiations with the
eral government to pur-
ase the post office on Centre
The post office is part of a
posed civic relocation proj-
that might involve City Hall,
Fernandina Beach branch
rary and the former First
ptist Church on Fifth Street.
Local law firm Jacobs,
holz & Associates was hired
November for state and fed-
1 lobbying services, and the
wntown post office'was on
city's list of projects suit-
e for grants.
The building that houses the
st office was built in 1898 and
licated in 1912.
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recently had surgery on my right shoulder
to repair a damaged rotator cuff. It wasn't
bad. An hour or so in the operating room
then home with some pharmaceuticals
that made me think I could sing like Van
The next day was hell. All-the anesthesia
wore off, as well as the morphine and. numbing
medicine the surgeon injected into.the joint.
Day Two was Man versus Pain and Pain won
in a rout. By noon, I was groveling and beg-
ging my wife to give me four or five pain pills.
I'll tell you how a repaired torn rotator cuff
feels one day post-op. Imagine being a chicken
wirig in a big box of KFC. It ain't the best life
in the world but you've learned to cope. Then
along comes some so-and-so and wrenches
you apart at the joint. Luckily, I had drugs to
help me cope. The only drugs chicken wings
get are the ones they feed the chickens to
make them grow fatter chicken wings and big-
By sundown, I was ready to hack my sur-
geon to death with a blunt axe, gnaw my right
arm off at the shoulder socket and beat Brett
Favre's record for Vicodin consumption.
Which reminds me of a Brett Favre joke.
What does MVP stand for? More Vicodin
Please. The only thing that gave me any real
relief was the ice machine gadget. It was like
wearing an igloo on my shoulder. The only
problem was that the cooling doohickey to
which I was tethered was connected to a plas-
tic ice cooler big enough to hold.a few six -
I packs of your favorite brew. And I had to sleep
sitting up in my recliner. permissib
SI was also encouraged to your sess
drink vast amounts of fluids. you do. T
Which meant I had to get up apy; if it's
several times each night. Ugh! ]
SWhich meant I had to either turns!
wake up my wife to come "Hey,.
.help me disconnect the good for 1
portable iceberg or use my pists told
good arm to pick it up and right arm
CUP OF stagger off to the can in a ited wres
JOE stoned haze and hope not to "Am I hui
trip over my Great Dane And th
along the way because he ing thera]
Joe Palmer insisted on comforting me by knelt bes
sleeping right at my feet. what felt
By Friday morning, I was feeling peppier. I my sore
called all my friends and the people at work she asked
and blabbered 90 to nothing at them about sunny fac
Lord knows what until they quit taking my needed a
calls. By early afternoon, I'd managed to sneak I thou
a forbidden shower and get comfortable with a turned m
good novel. Then my wife came and reminded the staff
me that my first physical therapy session was petite lad
that afternoon. No problem, I thought. Ill just on a big
pop a Vicodin and go mano a mano with those "Dynami
guys. Show them who's tough. OK, sc
Dramatic pause for effect. horses an
While I have the utmost respect for and have don
fear of the highly trained professionals in that Humpty
area of health care, please allow me to give you been woi
my definition of Physical Therapy, aka PT, aka chicken
Pain and Torture, aka Prolonged Torture; It's Joe Pa
a necessary evil that ought to be avoided if at larlyfor t
all possible and, if not possible, it's perfectly
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
We must do something
/As a teacher in the Nassau County Schools, I
have a very personal attachment to the upcoming
budget cuts and .the repercussions thereof
("School cuts: 'Everything is on the table'," March
18). It is absolutely ludicrous to me that a ppssi-
ble "25-90 teachers" will lose their jobs when it is
these children we are teaching that are our future
educators, legislators, business people and work
force. Howwillwe rise out of the doldrums ofthis
corrupted government and the depressed econ-
omy if we don't properly and fully educate those
that will soon inherit it?
Not only will the unemployed teachers and
their families suffer, bti the.true impact will be
on .the, students. Largerclass sizes are detri-
mental to successful instruction as an already
overloaded teacher must stretch him/herself
even further than before. If class size is increased;
it will be a physical'impossibility to assist all chil-
dren as they each require varying degrees of
individualized attention. Additionally, distractions
in the classroom will rise as you seat more bod-
ies in the room, which can quickly drown the
teacher and students in a sea of constant lesson
interruptions and redirections.
Also not to be overlooked is the fact that there
are so many.students with special, needs, whether
placed nm the ESE program or general ed popu-
lation, that absolutely cannot receive the sup-
port they need and so deserve when in a
room with an overwhelming number of students.
Add additional services such as speech or other
therapies and you begin to encounter a schedul-
ing nightmare in which these students will miss
out on precious instruction or the value of
As it is, we teachers already invest our whole
heart and mind in our classrooms and students.
Our instructional time is. extremely limited as
we spend our entire day trying to pack 12 hours
of instruction into six while using precious plan-
ning time before and after the school bell to find
ways to accomplish this. Then we all go home to
our own families where we fulfill our responsi-
bilities to our home and.our own children. It is
also here that we continue to put our mind and
hearts into all that is involved in our work as
:!educators, whether it be lesson planning,
research, furthering education or searching for
ways to meet specific needs of our students. Add
more, children to our already full classrooms,
and it is now at the expense of our families as well.
Dr. (John) Ruis has been asked to accomplish
the impossible by cutting the budget by $8 mil-
lion. Where can we cut when the system is so full
of holes already? It is time we all do something
to save our education system. There is so much
our superintendent must take into account when
making all of his decisions a responsibility that
I am sure most of us would not want. We know
his hands are tied when it comes to earmarked
funds and all that is involved in releasing those,.
however, we must take a stand against the gov-
ernment essentially taking the future of our chil-
dren right out of our grasp: Tallahassee and the
federal government need to stand up and take
notice that this country's future is at stake.
I was driving along Amelia Concourse (in
Yulee) today. I took note of the posted speed-
limit and this really struck me as .odd. Why?
Amelia Concourse's posted speed limit is 35 mph.
Because I had just come off o'f Nassauville Road
(CR 107), which is posted at 45 mph, and went on
to Chester Road, also posted at 45 mph. Both
Chester and Nassauville roads are two lanes with
single-family residences along them with drive-
ways that directly access these roads. Amelia
'Concourse is a four-lane divided highway with
sidewalks and left-turn deceleration lanes. It is
also a controlled access road (you can only enter
it from controlled points). Not even SR 200 (A1A)
has as much engineering for access andexit as
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the Concourse, and SR 200's posted speed limit
Now why would they post such a slow speed
limit for a road that was obviously designed for
faster speeds (and is far safer than the two-lane
roads mentioned)? I have no idea. Sure would be
nice if someone could address this. I noticed
about half the cars (and trucks) were speeding,
I can't say I much blame them since the road
lends itself to higher speeds quite nicely. I had to
make a conscious effort to hold my speed down.
I guess my mind automatically sees this road
and wants, to drive faster.
Anyhow, I just found this odd. Anyone want to
A big thank-you to the Nassau County Sheriffs
Office, Nassau County Fire Rescue, communi-
cations personnel and the many civilians for
assisting our granddaughter in her time of need.
Lisa was on her way to work this past Saturday
when she lost control of her vehicle and ended up
in the trees on the side of SR 200 in Yulee. Within
minutes of the crash that ended with her vehicle
resting on its side, numerous people were there
on cene reassuring her that help. was on the
Thank you to those that stopped and/or called
911 to get her help. Of those people, special
thanks to Officer R. Hayes for safely getting her
out of the car to be treated by fire rescue per-
sonnel and Sgt Dave Griffith for the courteous,
professional manner in which he notified our
family of the situation. He made us feel at ease
even with the phone call no parent or grandpar-
ent ever wants to get
Thankfully, Lisa was wearing her seat belt
and sustained only minor injuries. She was taken
to Shands by ambulance, and received not only
treatment on the way, but compassion and reas-
surance from the paramedic ridingwith her in the
back of the rescue unit In the trauma center she
was greeted by the smiling face' of Chief Samn
Yountmg, who immediately put her fears at ease.
Last, but certainly not least, thank you to the
dispatchers who took the phone calls and sent out
the units. She may not have seen you in person,
but knowing you were there behind the scenes
was a great comfort To all those involved, you -
deserve great thanks for.the jobs you do. Too
often do we all forget what these people go
through day after day to take care of us and our
loved ones. Thank you for your hard work and
dedication in helping the people of Nassau
County. God bless you.all!
Leo and Shirley McCormack
Exceptional health care
The tim6 had arrived for a dreaded hip replace-
ment. I had been getting surgeon recommenda-
tions from those who had already had the pro-
:cedure. Unfortunately, they .were all in
Jacksonville. I did not want the back and forth
trips for me or my husband, who- would be visit-
ing during my hospital stay.
Lo and behold, the News-Leaderhad an article
about Dr. Richard Blecha, the new orthopedic sur-
geon who was now associated with Baptist
Medical Center Nassau. I met with him and felt
comfortable enough to schedule my surgery. He
and his assistant, Joanne, have been there when-
ever I've had a question. In fact, on one occa-
sion, he personally called me.
Overall, I would rate my experience with
Baptist Medical Center exceptional! The nurs-
es, aides and Dr. Devane's group who attended
to me could not have been any kinder during
my brief stay. Michelle, the physical therapist, put
me through the.paces so that I could function at
home. My first morning at home, Lu, a visiting
nurse, came by to check on me and show my hus-
band how to give a series of daily (blood thinner)
shots. I now have Lori for in-home therapy.
Thank you, Dr. Blecha, for a job well done. I
hope you are happy and successful in your prac-
I have a 1984 Mercedes Benz (diesel engine)
that Corbin's Automotive has been servicing
since they opened their business here in
Fernandina. The Corbins have always been very
helpful, but on Sunday, Mr. Corbin went out of his
way to help us!
We started my car, backed it out of the garage
and tried to shut the engine off. What a night-
mare! We couldn't get the engine to stop. We
thought we'd drive it to the Corbin's and my hus-
band would disconnect the battery and -leave it to
be serviced. Still no luck! I was able to reach Mr.
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Corbin at home and he tried to tell us how to fix
the problem. When we still couldn't get it to stop,
he offered to come right over. Luckily, after we ,
hung up, my husband found the correct lever
and I phoned Mr. Corbin before he had left home.
I apologized for not only phoning him at home,
but also on a Sunday.'He responded that I could
phone anytime I had an emergency and that's
what he is'there for. If you have a Mercedes,
Corbin's Automotive is the only place to go for
service. I only wish he serviced other makes of
cars! Thanks again, Mr. Corbin! I
Rose Anne Smith
The Viewpoint in the News-Leader ("County
has $14 million to spend on roads," March 4)
about the snarled decision-making process of
using impact fees for badly needed infrastructure
improvements in Nassau County should be
required reading for the county commissioners.
Bob Weintraub, as usual, has done his research,
touched all the bases and concludes that the
commissioners simply have it wrong.
But that Viewpoint did not go into the com-
missioners' June decision renewed in
December to eliminate impact fees in order to
stimulate the county's economy. That decision
was made by a unanimous commission vote based
on, a recommendation from a committee of
County Attorney David Hallman, County
Coordinator Ed Sealover and Planning Board
Chairman Tom Ford. According to press reports,
the committee's recommendation echoed posi-
tions of the Nassau Association of Realtors and the
Northeast Florida Builders Association.
The premise behind the decision., was the
weakness of the economy and the perceived need
to provide some incentives for more housing
construction. It is understandable that real estate
'and developer interests would want to reduce
the price of their product even if only by 1 percent
of the total price of a $250,000 single-family res-
idence: The impact fee we're talking about is
$2,697. Could any rational person believe that
adding $2,697 to the price of a house deters sales,
especially when that cost is amortized over 25 or
30 years, the length of a standard mortgage?
A report by Metrostudy based on fourth quar-
ter 2008 data shows that the Jacksonville area has
six months of housing inventory, compared to the
healthy 1.5 to two months during a normal peri-
od. Florida leads the nation as the most over-
built, with the Jacksonville area 10th in the nation.
The most respected housing economist in the
country, Robert Shiller of Yale University, has
predicted a slow decline in housing prices over
the next 5-10 years of 20-30 percent. (Shiller was
the only economist who accurately predicted the
burst housing bubble.) If the prediction is any-
where close, we are looking at a substantial reduc-
tion in property taxes as home values fall as a
result of a glut of homes on the market. The last
thing we should be doing right now is encour-
aging more home construction.
To stimulate-more home construction when
we already have such a glut of unsold homes in
Northeast Florida is going in the wrong direction.
By eliminating impact fees, the commissioners
have adopted a policy that will drive down home
values and reduce county property tax revenues.
Economics 101 tells us that more production is
not an answer to reduced demand. The com-
missioners and their advisors have the econom-
ics upside down. The smart money has focused.
on funding infrastructure projects to keep con-
struction workers employed while the housing
inventory is worked off. The $2.2 rhillion lost
due' to a 12-month, impact fee moratorium
(Sealover's estimate) could be put to use on infra-
structure projects required by recent Nassau
To be fair, Commissioner Mike Boyle voted
against the continuance of the impact fee sus-
pension'citing lack of empirical evidence. Beyond
that hopeful sign, I wonder if the analogy of the
lunatics running the asylum fits particularly well,
here; citizens' voices must be heard on these
issues before our commissioners make these
kinds of decisions. . i
Peter Johnson, Director
Amelia Island Association
Finally we have someone who has apparent-
ly realized that "WorkSource" does nothing other
than use taxpayers money to take up people's
time and humiliate them ('"Good ole boy' system,"
March 13). What a joke.
I am luckily now retired, so I no longer need
to play the game. I wonder how many jobs they
find to support their income. They make you feel
so insecure and dependent on them. They have
you come in and waste tax dollars to justify their
tax jobs and do nothing for you. I even went to the
Jacksonville office for an interview and four weeks
later was evaluated after tests to do my prior job,
which there were no jobs. Paperwork, tax dollars
and no jobs. Spending individuals' money does not
justify jobs funded by the government, and oh
how mdch time they have to run you through the
No jobs, no reason for people using tax money
to tell you. Watch out, there has to be more jobs
made to tell the rising number of unemployed that
there are no jobs. Too simple to go online or call
- for unemployment benefits.
The only problem is playing the race card.
There are plenty of Americans out of work. The
country has a huge problem defining an
"American" compared to an African-American.
American you are or you are not. Give it up.
Great American Meatout
The past two months have brought us depress-
ing news about the collapsing global economy, the
deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan
and the devastating impacts of climate change.
March is the bearer of good news about the
. advent of Spring, blooming flowers and the Great
American Meatout (www.meatoutorg). Now in its
25th year, Meatout has grown into the world's
largest annual grassroots diet education cam-
paign. It provides each of us with a superb excuse
to kick the meat habit and get a fresh start with
a wholesome, nonviolent diet of vegetables, fruits,
and grains. The date is today, March 20, first day
of spring, symbolic of renewal and rebirth.
The Meatout diet is touted by major health
advocacy organizations and leading health author-
ities. It's made so easy now by the rich selection
of delicious meat and dairy alternatives in our
local supermarkets. It's supported by free infor-
mation from www.tryveg.org, and www.choo-
>le to scream and wail and. cry during
ions, because that's what they'll make
heir motto is, "If it's physical it's ther-
therapy it hurts."
Take that, you torturers. The worm
your range of motion is pretty darned
three days post-op," one of the thera-
me the first day as hegrabbed my
n and tried to put me in a WWF prohib-
tling hold. And then the inevitable:
ien there's the athletic, Teutonic-look-
pist who hopped up on the table and
ide me and proceeded to give me
like cardiopulmonary resuscitation on
shoulder and arm. "How's that feel?"
d with a too diabolical grin on her
:e. "Does that hurt?" I told her she-
black leather costume and a whip.
ght Fd get some relief when they ,
.e over to a couple junior partners on
after a few days. A couple of cheery,
ies who I figured would take it easier
guy like me. Ever hear the expression,
te comes in small packages?"
o I'm exaggerating a bit. All the king's
ind all the king's men and ladies -
e a pretty commendable job of putting
Dumpty together again. It could've
rse. I mean, I could've been born a
llmer ofFerhandina Beach writes regu-
FRIDAY, MARCH 20,2009 / NEWS-LEADER
Williams of Fernandina Beach
and Stephen Ranzell Belcher
of Yulee were married at 5
p.m. on March 14 at Amelia
Island Plantation with the Rev.
Pete Jonfes officiating. The
reception followed at Amelia
The bride is the daughter
of Charles and Glenda
Williams of Fernandina
The groom is the son of
Ricky and Irene Belcher of
Christina Marie and measured 20 inches in
Maddox of Yulee announces length.
the birth of a son, Brayden Maternal grandparents
James Maddox, born at 2:27 are Lee and Debbie Maddox
p.m. Feb. 23, 2009, in of Yulee. Great-grandparents
Fernandina Beach. The baby are the' late Wilbur and Dixie
weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces Struble.
James E. O'Harrah of White House Fellows. '
Fernandina Beach is one of White House Fellows
108 men and women from spend a year working as full-
across the country have been time, paid special assistants to
selected as Regional Finalists senior White House Staff,
for the White House Fellows Cabinet Secretaries and other
Program. Founded in 1964 by top-ranking government offi-
President LyndotiJohnson, cials.'Fellows participate in an
the White House Fellows education program consisting
Program is the nation's most of roundtable discussions
prestigious program for lead- with renowned leaders from
iership and public service. the private and public sectors.
During March and April N Phi Sigma Theta
Regional Finalists will partici- announces that Christina
pate in a rigorous interview Faith Skarpalezos, daughter
process. Based on the results, of Lee and Cherry
of these interviews, approxi-I Skarpalezos of Fernandina
inately 30 candidates will be 1Beach, has recently become a
named National Finalists. The member of Phi Sigma Theta
President's Commission on National Honor Society at
White House Fellowships will Florida State University. Phi
interview the National, Sigma Theta is a national
Finalists in June and then rec- honor society dedicated to
ommend candidates to recognizing and rewarding
President Barack Obama for a academic achievements in
one-year appointment as undergraduates.
Army Reserve Ptc. Allen es. o the L.S. military and.
E. Personette has been mobi- multinational forces are also
fized and activated for deploy- assisting in rebuilding Iraq's
ment overseas to a forward economic and governmental
operating base in support of infrastructure, and training
Operation Iraqi Freedom. and preparing Iraqi military
Operation Iraqi Freedom is and security forces to assume
the official name given to mili- full authority and responsibili-
tary operations involving -,ty in defending and preserv-
members of the U.S. armed' ing Iraq's sovereignty and
forces and coalition forces par- "independence as a democracy.
ticipating in efforts to free and Personette, a military
-secure Iraq. Mission objec- police member with one year
tives focus on.force protection; of military service, is normally
peacekeeping, stabilization, assigned to the 810th Military'
security and counter-insur- Police company, Tampa.
agency operations as the Iraqi He is the son of Marqus
transitional governing bodies and Mary Personette of
assume full sovereign pokers Church Road, Callahan. The
to govern the peoples of Iraq. private is a 2003 graduate of-
Members from all branch- Lakeland Senior High School.
Al-Anon Family Group, a
support group for family
members and friends of alco-
holics, meets eachweek at
the Alachua Club, 32 N. Third
in Fernandina Beach at 11
a.m. on Sunday, Monday,
Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday ahd at 7 p.m. on
Thursday. Call 261-7175 or
S, The Alzheimer's/
Dementia Support Group for'
Nassau County meets the
third Thursday from 1:30-2:30
p.m. at the Council on Aging,
'1367rSouth 18th St.,-
Fernandina Beach. No pre-
registration is required and
meetings are open to anyone
who has an interest. Call Ann
Smith, R.N., at 491-3222.
Amelia Island Group of
Narcotics Anonymous for any-.
one needing help dealingwith
drugs meets at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursdays and
Sunday at First Assembly of
God Church, 302 South 14th
St. Call 800-576-4357.
Remembering Laurena Mercedes Ray
One step at a time fol-
lowing God's word,
holding onto faith,
hope and love, and
believing in every word
we've heard, our spirit will
travel on the wings of a dove,
guiding us toward the stair-
way to heaven, making the
best of the life'we were
We recently celebrated
another month of Black
History, which was a time of
remembering our local -
African-Americans who made
contributions to our commu-
One of our greatest con-
tributors was not mentioned
in February, but instead cele-
brates a birthday in March,
which makes it better to cele-
brate her, a pillar of the com-
For more than 35
years, she was a columnist
for the News-Leader, record-
ing our history, covering
many topics such as social
gatherings, church news,
as well as our own local
residents, one just as impor-
tant as the other. It did not
matter if they were well
known or one of our ordi-
nary residents who did
Mrs. Laurena Mercedes
Ray would be celebrating 86.
years this month. A graduate
of Peck High School with the
Cookman "' I
training at Maybelle
becoming the first female to
receive Life Underwriter's
Training Council certification
from the Afro-American
Insurance Company in
Jacksonville, the oldest
company in Florida, and the
developers of American
Ms. Ray worked as an
insurance\agent, a bookkeep-
'er at Eartha White Nursing
Home in Jacksonville, a co-
owner of a cleaners on Ninth
Street ,a clerk in a black--
owned dress shop on Elm
Street and for several months
during World War II, worked.
as a welder at'the
Jacksonville Naval Station.
She was also an efficient
secretary of the NAACP,
served on several other city
boards, and was a charter
member of the Nassau
Writers Guild. She wrote
many things just for the joy
She is also remembered,
for her many poems,
short stories, essays and his-
Sometimes her writings were
simply labeled "according to
Merc." Some of her unpub-
lished writings have been
lost in what some may think
was trash, and not recog-
nized as the rare written
treasures they were.
Her career also carried
her to.the Fernandina Beach
Housing Authority, where
she professionally adminis-
tered for more than a
decade. She urged many
young adult clients toward
personal home ownership
rather than staying in public
housing. Many additional
hours were spent encourag-
ing school children, inter-
preting legal forms for senior
citizens, researching infor-
mation, securing "hard to
get" birth certificates as well
as notarizing papers at the
last minute so a child could
make a school trip.
She was very creative,
visionary, generous, inspira-'
tional and possessed an ana-
lytical mind that constantly
sought knowledge and a very
special communion with
God. She is a very special
History Alive 'at Chadwick House
'An exhibit of watercolors
by club member Louise
Mozena is being presented
Company, 10 N. Second St,
through April 30.
Intercoastal Wine is open
Monday through Thursday,
1-7 p.m.,Friday and
Saturday 1-10 p.m., and is
closed on Sundays. You can
have a glass of wine and
look at.some exquisite art!
A cut-a-thon is being held
at The Salon at Amelia
Island Plantation for the
k;:MCA Strong Kids .
:Campaign on March 28
"from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Cash,
credit card or checks made
payable to the YMCA
Strong Kids Campaign
accepted. Adult haircuts will
be'$15 and children's cuts
$10. No other promotions or
discounts will apply. Styling
is available at an additional
charge. Balloons and com-
'plimentary popcorn provid-
ed. Proceeds benefit the
YMCA's Strong Kids
The Island Chamber
Singers, are presenting their
Spring Concert on April 3 at
8 p.m. and April 5 at 3 p.m.
at Amelia Plantation Chapel
on the Amelia Island
"Glorious Rutter!" fea-
tures music by John Rutter,
accompanied by brass,
organ, timpani and percus-
sion and directed by Jane'
Lindberg. Tickets are $15
for adults, $5 for students
and children 5 and under
are admitted free.
Tickets.may be pur-
chased at the Gateway
Chamber of Commerce, the
Visitors' Welcome Center on
Centre Street, from any
Island Chamber Singer or at
the door. Please visit www.
or call Springer Controls at
NEWS al History
a .. Alive event
Lauren Lowe by the
Museum of History on April
15 at5 p.m. at the historic
'Chadwick House and gar-
dens, 121 N. Sixth St.
Several historic figures will
be re-enacted who were
important to Amelia Island's
Cocktails and hors d'oeu-
vres will be served, and tick-
ets are $45 per peFson I.
before April 6 and $50 after
Proceeds support niuse-
um programs and renova-
tions. A raffle for a Royal
Spa treatment for two, pro-
vided by The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island, valued at
$1,000, is being held. For,
more information and to
reserve tickets, please call
the museum at 261-7378,
ext. 100 or visit www.amelia-
The Annual Spring Fling
Dinner Dance of the Men's
Newcomers Club in associa-
tion with the Women's
Newcomers Club is at
Amelia Island Plantation,
As You Like It will cater
the affair, with music and
dancing provide by the
Instant Groove. Cocktails
are at 5:30 p.m., followed by
dinner at 6:30 p.m. and
dancing from 7-10 p.m.
Bring your own bottle; soft.
drinks and set-ups will be
Tickets are $42.50-per
person. Please mail your
'check to: Bob Keane, 1793
Mariners Walk, Amelia
Island, FL 32034. Attire is
"southern casual," no jeans
please. Reservations are lim-
ited and close on April 10.
For more information con-
tact Bob LaPlaca at 225-0617
The Eighth Annual Roy
C. Taylor, Jr. Golf
Tournament sponsored by
the Republican Party of
Nassau County is April 27
(rain date May 4) at the
Fernandina Beach Golf .....
The Shotgun Start is at
12:30 p.m. for the Captain's
ment and is limited to 120
participants. The entry fee
is $75 per golfer, which
includes the golf and heavy
hors d'oeuvres at the Team
and Individual Awards pres-
You non-golfers are also
invited for hors d'oeuvres at
the presentation for only
$20. Checks need to be
payable to the Republican
Party of Nassau County and
should be mailed to: P.O.
Box 15573, Fernandina
Beach FL 32035.
Tee and Green sponsor-
ships are also available for
$100 and $250. Contact Bob
Brown at 321-5685 or Tom
Smeeton at 3214139 for
more information. There is
a cutoff date.
Mark your calendars for
the next Plantatiorn LadiesI
luncheon on May 12 at the.
Long Point Clubhouse. This
luncheon, is featuring a fash-
Ocean Couples Bridge
winners for February were:
Fran and John Esposito,
first place; Pat and Frank
Pfalzer, second place, and
Jean and, Kishore Doshi,
.third place. Congratulations
part of our history. Her own
epitaph expresses her.
'Today is my day and mine
alone; I bid thee farewell I
am gone! The voices I hear
speak only to me, the visions
are mine only to see; my last
few words are not for you,
neither are the things all do -
what I see it is best you not
know, my pace is not impor-
tant, fast or slow; create your
own true vision, I leave you
now for my own mission."
We should add her unique
literary contribution as her
legacy to our local history.
Happy birthday, Ms. Ray, we
love and miss you, but you
will always be alive in our
The family of the late Ms.
Dorothy Riley expresses
their gratitude to their
friends and family for your
prayers, donations, thought-
fulness and support given to
them. Latasha and Kimberly
ask God's blessings upon
each of you from their hearts
Birthday wishes to Joshua
Jones, Tammy Melton,.
Michael Veal, Mother Faye
Richardson, Latasha Scott,
Miriam Traeye, Alexander
Way, William Holmes Jr.,
Willie Pullard, and special
memories of Felicia Cribb-
Brennan, gone but living on
in our hearts. Special love
from your Mom, Patricia.
The Sontag Foundation
has awarded grants totaling
more than $100,000 to
Micah's Place and the
Barnabas Center's Samaritan
Dental Clinic and Samaritan
Medical Clinic, the founda-
tion's board of directors
announced this week.
Micah's Place, Nassau
County's domestic violence
shelter, will receive $25,000
this year, with an additional
$10,000 pledged for 2010. The
Barnabas dental clinic will.
receive $61,626 this year, and
the medical clinic $26,000,
with another $23,000 pledged
Gleaner's Dispatch, which
is based in Jacksonville but
also distributes free food on
the West Side of Nassau
County, received $50,000.
In total the Sontag
Foundation will disburse
$980,000 in grants this month
and an additional $272,000 in
2010 to support programs of
non-profit organizations in
Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam
and St. Johns counties. Each
of the programs selected for
grants help foster the inde-
pendence and self-sufficiency
The foundation is commit-
ted to making a difference in
the lives of individuals by
addressing social needs. It
also supports medical
research for brain cancer and
rheumatoid arthritis at med-
ical institutions and research
centers throughout the
United States and Canada.
For more information about
the Sontag Foundation, visit
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The principal danger of arguing with foolsis that we are more
v fl' likely to sink to their level than to raise them up to oursLikewise.
\tiV \i it can be extremely difficult to deal ,with those who hate us without
ending up in a seething cauldron of hatred ourselves, Can you be
honest writ those who lie to you? Can you t uost toewho don't
trusltyou? Rudyard Kipling's edifying poem 'f inspires us to
Believe Inal, If you can keep your head when an about you are
S losing theirs and blaming it on you. If you can trust yourself when
all men doubt you,..Or, being ed about. don't dealingles or
being hate, don't give way to hating,. Yours is the Earth and
,vetithng at's in it.' Surely this may be a bit of an
S overstatement. but the man or woman who can resist hating those
who hate them and losing their head hen others are doing just;
that has surely gained a measure of self-mastery worth emulating
So, the next time a toe or a scoundrel tnes to pult you down to
their level, consider it best to hold your tongue and safeguard your
hear When asked where w come merom. most of us think of our
parents or a geographic locae rather than the ultimate source of
our being, which is Sprt. We come from God, and the only reason
Answer not a foa that most of us don'( recognize this is that our bodies delude us
according to his folly, into thinking that we ar separate from everything else
lest you be like him Uimately. we are all connected through this connection with the
course, one Spi but often our individual egos may not allow us ta see
yourself. this Our bdies convince us that we are unique, separate beings.
R.S.V. Proverbs 26: 4 As physical beings, we are indeed unique and separate from all
else, but as spiritual beings, we are part of a greater whole As
physical beings. we undergo constant change, and will eventually
die, but as spinltual beings, we are
eternal. We should remember then, that
we are connected to God, and are indeed
part o God, an emanation from a
Writers and poets
Writers and Poets Society will
meet at 9:30 a.m. March 21 at
the Ferandina Beach
Municipal Airport. All writers
and poets in the county are
invited; bring two double-
spaced pages of your original
prose or two to three of your
poems. Contact Cara at
Ben Walker will sign
copies of his book, Winds of
the South, the story of Zimri
Rhodes, a Connecticut
Yankee who moves to the
frontier country of middle
Georgia in the early 19th cen-
tury, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 21 at Books Plus, 107
On March 24 at 7 p.m. at
the Brunswick Library, 208
Gloucester St., Brunswick,
Ga., Dr. Faye Ringel will dis-
cuss the witchcraft panic at
Salem and how the legacy of
Puritan guilt shapes the works
of writers such as Nathaniel
Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson,
Thornton Wilder and Stephen
King. Ringel, a retired English
professor from the U.S. Coast
Guard Academy, is the author
of New England's Gothic
Literature: History and
.Folklore of the Supernatural.
This program is free and open
to the public. For information
call (912) 267-1212.
Anne Frank play
On March 26 at 2 p.m. at
the Brunswick Library, 208
Gloucester St., Brunswick,
Ga., and again at 7 p.m. at
the St. Simons Public Library
(in room 108 of the Casino
complex), St. Simons Island,
Ga., the story of Anne Frank
comes alive in the one-
Woman play, "Though The
Eyes of a Friend."
This program is free and
dpen to the public. For infor-
mation call (912) 267-1212.
FRIDAY, March 20.2009/News-Leader
T he engine roared, the tir
spun and down I went. '
motorcycle lay partially
me and partially on the asphalt -
rear wheel still spinning. How
embarrassing. The school buses
(notice I said buses, plural) full of
those I was trying to impress sur-
rounded the C-shaped driveway tl
at this point, seemed like an
amphitheater. Though not every
saw me crash, news traveled quic
Suddenly I was the center of atter
tion. Unfortunately, the buses pro
vided stadium seating for all my
peers who, by this point, knew I v
OK and were roaring with laughti
Here we go again, another one
my stories. I have to tell you, whe:
agreed to write this weekly colum
re had no idea just how much of my life
My I would end up unpacking for all to
r see, Actually, my hope is that you
on don't see me at all but instead the
its One who has rescued me. It's that
hope that keeps me writing and .
This particular story happened
the year after I graduated high .,
hat, school. I was a bit unsure about what
career path to take and had decided PULPIT 9
me to spend a year working and trying NOTES
kly. to figure out where I was going. It ...__
n- was then, while lacking vision for my
- life, that I found myself bored and Pastor
wanting to visit some old friends. Rob Goyette
was They,.unlike me, were still tethered '
er. to South Burlington High School. I don't know w
of After pulling up on my motorcycle, need as human be
n I like a real cool dude, and talking to a one another, but i
n, I few of my old cronies, I finally decid- into a lot of trouble
ed to speed off in ing a fanc
demonstration of acting sm
what life after grad- trying to
nation was all end is alw
Little did I know In con
how my pride, inse- tion and f
curity and need for humiliate
people's approval Christ. Ur
would pin me to the different,
ground that day. ple laugh
Though I tried to He suffer
recover from the then risin
crash as quickly as tion of us
I could, it was too I leave
late. Everyone was words spi
watching. nearly 80
'hat it is about our to Earth 1
beings to impress "Who
t sure does get us And to wl
Le. Whether it's buy- revealed?
all to see
:ier car than we can afford,
carter than we are, or even
appear super spiritual, the
rays the same; in time, we
trast to my public humilia-
[ailure that day, is the 'public
ion and victory of Jesus
like me, He fell for a whole
set of reasons. Though peo-
ed and mocked'at Him as
ed and died, His fall, and
.g again, was for the salva-
you with the powerful
oken by the prophet Isaiah
0 years before Jesus came
to pay for our sins.
has believed our report?
horn is the arm of the Lord
For He shall grow up
before Him as a tender plant, and as
a root out of a dry ground: He has no
form nor comeliness; and when we
shall see Him, there is no beauty that
we should desire Him. He is
despised and rejected of men; a man
of sorrows, and acquainted with
grief: and we hid as it were our faces
from Him; He was despised, and we
esteemed Him not. Surely He has
borne our griefs, and carried our sor-
rows: yet-we did esteem Him strick-
en, smitten of God, and afflicted. But
He was wounded for our transgres-
sions, He was bruised for our iniqui-
ties: the chastisement of our peace
was upon Him; and with his stripes
we are healed." (Isa.53:1-5)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
- RELIGION NOTES
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island will host a
Passover Seder on April 9 at
The Ocean Club, Amelia
Island Plantation. For more
information please call Debbie
Price, 310-6060, or e-mail
The First Annual Animal
Expo March 21 sponsored by
Cats Angels will feature a
"Blessing of the Animals" at
10:30 a.m. let by the Rev. Bob
Phelps of Providence
Presbyterian Church in Yulee.
All animals on leashes or in
carriers are welcome. The "
expo, from 9 a.m.,4 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center, will also feature area
rescue groups, a children's
cornet, bake sale, door prizes,
and the opening raffle for
Marlene Deutc-her's "Crazy.
Cat Lady" painting.
.Enjoy a spaghetti dinner
and recreation night at
Springhill Baptist Church on
March 27, with a suggested
minimum donation.of $5 per
plate. All proceeds will sup-
port former Fernandinia
Beach High School basketball
player Jeremy Schreiber as he,
travels to Israel this summer
on a mission tour with
Athletes in Action. Dinner will
be served from 5:45-7 p.m. At
6:30 p.rfi, children can join
Schreiber and FBHS.basket-
ball coach Matt Schreiber for
hands-on basketball activities.
At 7 p.m. enjoy a,women's free
throw shooting contest and
knockout games. At 7:30 p.m.
the gym will be open for bas-
ketball games. There will also
be board games. Bring your
favorite game. Contact Jean
Schreiber at 491-0796 for
The children's department
of Blackrock Baptist Church,
96362 Blackrock Road, Yulee,_
will host a Spring Fling on
March 28 with games, large
blow-ups, music, food and
prizes for kids of all ages. The
cost is $10 per person. There
will be hamburgers, hot dogs,
chips, snow cones and drinks
for sale. The event is a
fundraiser to help children
attend summer church camp.
For information call g61-6220
or visit www.blackrockbap-
Blackrock Baptist Church, -
96362 Blackrock Road, Yulee,
will host Friend Day on
March 29, when each mem-
ber is asked to invite a friend'
to attend. The message that
day will deal with the essential
relationships we all enjoy.
Sunday School begins at 9:15
a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m.
"If you need a friend, we
would like to be your friend,"
said Pastor Kenneth West-
brook. For information call
261-6220. Visit www.black-
On March 29 at the 11 a.m.
service of worship, Dr. Doug
Ganyo will be installed as the
Associate Pastor at First
Presbyterian Church, 9 N.
Sixth St. A reception will be
held following the 8:30 a.m.
service in Jim Thomas Hall.
C6lvary's Voice from
Jacksonville will be in concert
at North Hilliard Baptist
Church on March 29 at 6 p.m.
This group is in a full-time
ministry dedicated to spread-
ing the gospel. The church is
located on US 1, three miles
north, of Hilliard, at the inter-
section of US 1 and Murrhee
Road. Call (904) 879-7068 for
First Assembly of God, 302
. South 14th St., hosts a men's
Keepers," to reach out to the
lost men, of the community,
each Thursday in March at
6:30 p.m. Call 261-6448.
First Assembly of God will
host "Youth for Today" on
Friday nights in March.
Lenten services with
Communion are held each
Wednesday at noon during the
season of .Lent at First
Presbyterian Church on North
Sixth Street. All are welcome.
This Lent, Memorial United.
Methodist Church's worship.
series will be-The Lord's Prayer.
Re-Focusing-Our Lives! Sermon
titles include: I'llTry tp 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
Thoughtit W6uld Be! (April 5).
Worship times are Sundays at
8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.
All are welcome.
On Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.
in Maxwell Hall, the Rev. Brett
Opalinski will lead a class titled
A Closer Look At the Lord's
Prayer. All are invited.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church is located at 601 Centre
St. Call 261-4362 for details.
Each Tuesday in March,
Providence Presbyterian will
host a 7 p.m. "Mid-week Lenten
Worship Service.". This series
of "Talk Back" services will
include a brief dev,'tiional.fol-
lowed.by an opportunity to talk'
about your feelings regarding
the scripture lesson.
The public is invited to all
Lenten activities. Providence is
located' at 96537 Parliament
Drive, Suite C (off Old
Nassauville Road jniYulee). Call
(9Q4) 432-8118, visit www.prov-
idenceyulee.com or e-mail prov-
Each Wednesday in Lent,
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
will gather for prayer at 5:30
p.m., followed by a Bible study
on the Gospel according to St.
Luke. The class will end prompt-
ly at 6:45 p.m..
The church is located at
2830 Lake Park Drive in Amelia
Park across from the YMCA.
All are welcome, '
.Yulee, United ..Methodist
Church presents "Judas the
Betrayer" at 11 a.m. April 5,
detailing the final days of Jesus
Christ, as told through Judas
Iscariot portrayed by the Rev.
Lee Weaver of St. Augustine.
Wistfully he recounts the mira-
cles, the things he saw with his
own eyes; he explains his frus-
tration and his decision to
betray. With anguish he details
the Last Supper and the events
leading to the crucifixion. For
more information visit www.lee
The community is invited to
Amelia Baptist Church on Good
Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. for
the presentation of "Song of the
Shadows," a musical depiction
of the experiences of Christ dur-
ing the week of His crucifixion.
Communion will be observed.
This moving musical by Joseph
and Pamela Martin will be pre-
sented by singers from the comrn-;
murlity representing several
area churches. There is no
charge for this presentation.
Call 261-9527 for information or
to make reservations for child-
care (ages newborn through 4
years), which is available at no
cost. Amelia Baptist Church is
located at 961167 Buccaneer
Trail, at the intersection of
Buccaneer Trail, A1A and South
Fletcher Avenue (at the caution
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First Sunday Each Month --
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Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulce
(Corner Ok( Nuissauville Rdl.)
Worship Servlce ir 9:30 in.m.
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The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay,
Come Grow With Us
S Please /oin us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles
AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
A4n Interdenominational Community Churth
Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
A diverse congregation united y ourfaitfi in Jesus Christ
te! Amelia Island Plantation
Outside the Main Gate
el.com (904) 277-4414
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
In Amelia Park
1830 Lake Park Drive
(across from the YMCA)
Sunday worship times
10:00 a.m. (with music)
.In'the 1-Esoortf O-
worship 9-30& 11 a
Sunday School 9:513a
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Interim Pastor Rev. Kenneth Westbrook
Sunday Morning Worship Services
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Femandina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527
r'l o .-IU.,. _,0 m iwiIYIIumu~n, M omm7i
Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4pm &5:30pm
Saturday 4pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:00am & 12 Noon
Daily Mass: 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri.
S. 6:00pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses: Vigil 6:00pm: Holy Day 8:30am
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45pm or by appt.
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-6566,
also tall 904-277-0550 I
Innovative Style, Cofen omary Musc, Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
Gathering for worship 10:45am
at Yulee Elem. School
Cafetorium, 86063 Felmore Road & A1A.
Small group bible study Sunday morn. @ 9:30am
Team Kid Sunday night @ 6:00pm @ Yulee Ballpark
Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd
Connecting with Chtist...Connecting with People.
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FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown.
Sunday School ................ 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training.............. 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship.. ........... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ...... 7:OO0P.M.
736 Bonnleview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
L: WED 7:00pm
Rob & Christie Goyette
senior Pastors OnAlA I mile west of Amelia Island
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00,pm,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery, Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809
FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST
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
Sunday New Membem Class 9a.m.
Mornmlg Worship 11at.m.
WednedayMid-weik Service 7-9 p.m.
JMlstrierBu& Va. Couls, Singles, Youth
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First Baptist Church
Sunday LIFE Groups 9AM
Morning Service 10:15 AM
Evening Service 6 30 PM
Wednesday LIFE in 3D 6:30PM
Broadcasting Services Online
Call 261-3617 or visit
First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
Sen. Pastor, Jeff Overton
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Sunday, March 29th 9:00am
Amelia Plantation Chapel
Presented by .
-Amelia Plantation Chapel Music, Department
40-\V6ice Chapel Choir. a 20-piece orchestra, and sololsis.
Conducted by: Richard Dickson. Minister of Music
The work has familiar melodies with dynamic and moving
The Triumphal Entry The Last Supper
Gethsemane The Arrest & Trial The Crucitfiion
The Resurrection The Promise
The orchestra %%il provide the Prelude, Offrtenon ad Poan luJe
%\ith fanulhar works b. Elgar. Brahms & Mendelssohn.
i "Worship this week
of your choice"
Sunday School................ 9:30 am
Sunday WHorship ............................ 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ............................ 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study..:....................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
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Master Gardeners a green asset
Master Gardeners gave
more than $50,000 in volunteer
hours to the county in 2008,
according to recent report to
the Nassau County Commis-
sion by Master Gardener Bea
Master Gardeners locally.
train under Rebecca Jordi, a hor-
ticulture agent, with the
University of Florida Nassau,
County Extension. Under her
tutelage,, the program and its,
participants have-won numer-
ous awards, including the 2008
Florida Master Gardener Award
of Excellence for written'mass
Interested participants go
through at least 50 hours of
training sponsored by 'the
University of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Scien-
ces and local county extension
offices that includes a smatter-
ing of everything from garden-
ing to nematology to soil testing,
according to a University of,
Florida press release;
After the training, new rias-
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least 75 volunteer hours within.
the first year of certification and
35 hours in subsequent years.
To renew their-certification after
the first year, they must under-
go 10 hours of annual training.
Consumer horticulture pro-
grams' they help to support
include Landscape Matters
classes for county property own-
ers to learn best practices for
their Northeast Florida gar-
den's, plant clinics, crash cours-
es in Florida gardening, garden
club lectures and newsletters.
Jordi also writes a Garden Talk
column that runs regularly in
' The Master Gardener pro-
gram also created and main-
tains the Demonstration Garden
at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex in
Yulee, where residents can see
best practices put to use and
get ideas and information for
their own gardens. '
The 4-H Environmental
Horticulture program reached
3,500 youngsters,,according to
the report, through events such
as the annual Ag Extravaganza,
Ag Literacy, Science Night,
summer environmental camps
and mentoring Eagle Scout can-
didates. It also provides a judge
for the Northeast Scierfce Fair.
The report estimates that
Master Gardeners gave $57,311
in volunteer hours, including
work on projects such as the
landscape renovation at the
Nassau County Courthouse in
downtown Fernandina Beach,
environmental cleanup sup-
porting Keep Nassau Beautiful,
the Demonstration Garden and
work on programs such as Buzz
Busters, a rhosquito control
effort, the Ag Extravaganza and
Ag Literacy Day, and micro-irri-
,gation design and installation.
Volunteers. also dedicate
hours at the extension's offices,
including website management,
general support such as answer-
ing calls and e-mails,,and writing
press releases and features.'
For more information about
the Master Gardener program,
contact Jbrdi at rjordi@ufledu,
visit nassau.ifas.ufl.edu, or call
the iNassau County Extension
Yulee office, 86026 Pages Dairy
.Road, at 548-1116 or 548-1182.
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Tips to navigate
The Qbama administra-
tion recently announced its
plans for a federal foreclo-
sure rescue that may help
eligible homeowners by
either assisting with refi-
fnancing or loan modification,
depending on the circum-
This is a crucial step in
of1 the 10
EST-ATE *' in February
form a statewide from last
Charge esith finaccording to
ease the lad report by
RealtyTra. some circuit
Florida'sts, mfortgagcloe sure flood
recently triggeedfor three
Fleveryida Supres.Court to
form a statewidsk force task force
charged varyth finding wayrs toeat
ease the state's circuion court
judckets, wh so are circuitng
the ourts,oll o mortgage foreclo-
sures accountfheir three of
every four cases. ,
The taskforce aims to'
evaluate varying 'rules creat-
led b\y the state's circuit court
judges, who are managing
the to1 ofmiortgage foreclo-
sures on their dockets. ',
Lenders in some circuits
must provide homeowners
who are filing for foreclosure
With the contact information
for nonprofit legal assistance
groups. Some courts require
mediation, while others .
refuse to listen to cases when
the parties lack representa-
tion in the courtroom.
In some counties, there
has been a dip in the month-
ly foreclosure rate, although
observers aren't sure
whether that means leriders.
are giving homeowners a
break while the federal
,bailout plan i-. c-valuated or
the court systems simply
can't keep up.
, Consumers can find help
navigating legal require-
ments offoreclosure in their
counties by consulting with a
"It is imperative that we
continue to move with speed
to help make housing more
affordable and,:help arrest
the damaging spiral in our
housing markets," said feder-
al Treasury Secretary Tim
Geifthner. "Economic recov-
ery requires action on all
For consumers who are
underwater but remain cur-
rent with their, mortgage pay-
ments and are unable to refi-
nance to a lower rate
because the value of their
homes has decreased, the
bailout plan may enable you
to refinance. Here are some
tips for applying for federal
assistance, based on the cur-
rent federal plan:
Establish your eligibili-
ty: The home must be your
primary residence. You also
must determine whether
your loan is with Fannie
affordable, or Freddie Mac
foreclosure, and the amount
owed on the first mortgage
must be about the same or
less than the current value of
your house. The last hurdle
is determining whether you
are current on your mort-
gage payments. The federal
guidelines define "current"
to mean that you haven't
been more than 30 days late,
on your mortgage payment
in tlt last 12 months.
Next steps: A home-
owner who answered "yes"
to all the initial questions
might be qualified for a
Home Affordable Refinance,
the government program
established by the Obama
administration. Further infor-
mation, however, is needed,
similar to the data collected
during a conventional loan
application. This includes the
gross monthly income of the
household. Consumers must
also provide their most
recent income tax return,
information on second mort-
gages, balances and mini-
mum payments required for
credit cards or other debts
like student or car loans:
Once this is obtained, con-
sumers should call their
mortgage lender and ask
about the Home Affordable
Loan modification eligi-
bility: Consumers who no
longer can afford monthly
payments because of
increased interest rates, less
income or hardships that
have increased expenses
(like medical bills) may qual-
ify for a modified loan with
more- ,4,rdable payments.
The horme,pustle a primary
residence and the amount
owed on the first mortgage
must equal or be less than
$729,750 and have been.
obtained before Jan. 1, 2009.
*. Applying for a loan
modification: If you pass the
test for a loan modification, ,
you.will need to gather the
above for a refinance. The'
next step is to request a loan
modification request from
your lerider. Patience is cau-
tioned, as loan services only
just received program
CharlesJ. :Kovaleski is
president ofAttorneys' Title
Insurance Fund, Inc. (The
Fund), the leading title insur-
er in Florida and the sixth
largest title insurance compa-
ny in the country. For more
"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 hoisted in
1862, the market will honor
the tale and taste of one
country each Saturday.
Join the market on
March 21 for a Green
Cross Flag Day tale by the
Amelia Island Museum of
exhibit of the island during
Gen. Sir Gregor
MacGregor's takeover and
occupation in 1817. A-
MacGregor and 55 muske-
and claimed the island on
behalf of the "Green
Cross." Feast on haggis
with neeps, tatties and
whisky gravy, learn how to
make Scottish Bridies,.with
a take-home kit available,
all by the Proper Pie
Farmers Market is open
every Saturday from 9 a.m.-
1 p.m. at the corner of
Seventh and Centre streets.
Call 491-4872 or visit
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 counties
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 at
White Oak Plantation.
Approximately .730 vol-
unteers participated last
year, removing more than
35,000 pounds of trash.
For more information or
to register as a group, fami-
ly or individual, contact St
Marys River Management
Dean Woehrle at (904) 879-
3498 or Keep Nassau
Beautiful at 261-0165.
Our Greenway will lead
a nature walk on Egans -
Creek Greenway on March
" Meet in the parking lot
at the entrance to the
Greenway behind the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave.
They are free and open to
the public. Call 277-7350 or
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A GOOD TIME TO
REFINANCE YOUR HOME
Now may be the best time to refinance your home. At First.National.
Bank we are going out of our way to work with you...you'll get good
financial advice whether financing an existing mortgage or applying
for a home loan.
SCall Mary Vonnoh, our mortgage loan specialist, and together we can
determine the kind of home financing that best fits your needs. You
can rely on our reputation and integrity to provide straight talk about
Lending is our business and we make it simple.
Offer of credit is subject
to credit approval.
For details about a hassle
free lending experience call
Mary Vonnoh at 904-321-2590 or
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OF NASSAU COUNTY
A dvsion of CBC National Bank
1891 S. 14th Street Fernandina Beach, Florida
FRIDAY. March 20.2009/Ne s-Leader
Judging has been com-
pleted for the 7th Annual
Nassau County High School
Student Art Exhibit at
Florida Community College.
North Campus librarian and
artist Mary Dumbleton
judged the work. The exhibit
is at the FCCJ North
Campus Art Gallery, Room
D-301, 4501 Capper.Road in
Jacksonville, and will contin-
ue through March 24.
Instructor selections from all
four Nassau County public
high schools are featured in
the exhibit. For information
call (904) 766-6786.
The Amelia Arts
Academy is offering a Film
and TV Production series on
Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.
for six weeks beginning
March 25. Cost is $160.
Students will explore the
world of script development,
> cameras, field equipment,
production budgeting and
more while creating a short
film. Advanced students will
have.the opportunity for
fieldwork and professional
For information or to reg-
ister call 277-1225 or visit ww
The Amelia Island Parent.
Co-Op Preschool (AIPCP). -
will be hold an open house
for prospective families and
students on March 28 from
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enroll now for
fall 2009 preschool classes
for children,ages 2 and 3.
The AIPCP is located at 5040
First Coast Hwy., next to.The
Dome. Call 261-1161 or visit
www.aipcp.org for more
The Amelia Arts
Academy is 'accepting regis-
*tration0for spring and sum-
mer camps, including Spring
Break Jamn Camp April 6-10
for age'g42 and-4-17 and
Seaside Retreat Art
Workshop April 7-9 for ages
3-5 and 6-12.
'Amelia Arts Academy
also offers the only summer
camp programs in Nassau
County with a full arts cur--
riculum for children and
teens. For more information
Step' by Step Learning
Center I-and II are offering
the Summer VPK program.
This program is free to all
children who will be four
years old by or on Sept 1.
For, times and dates, call the'
schools; Step by Step'I, 1986
Citrona Drive, 277-8700, or
Step by Step II, 95734 Amelia
Miss Kate's Pre K is offer-
ing 2009 Summer Camp for
children ages 3-1/2-6 years
of age. Camp sessions are
May 18-21; May 26-29; June
1-4; June 15-18; June 22-25;
June 29-July 2; and July 6-9.
All sessions are 9 a.m.-noon.
Weekly fee is $40; $25/child
one-time registration fee.
Enrollment is limited. To
register your child, contact
Miss Kate,at misskate-
email@example.com or 321-
0049, or stop by the school at
1303 Jasmine St
Kinderstudios, 528 S.
Eighth St., Fernandina
Beach, is offering "I'm a
Superstar" summer camp
series featuring six fun-filled
weeks of art, theater and
dance, each with a different
theme, such'as "American
Idol," "Hairspray" and "High
School Music III." Each class
ends with a theatrical per-
formance on Friday at 2:30
p.m. Classes are from 9 a.m.-
3 p.m. and begin June 15.
Class size is limited to 15 and
ages 3-12. Payment must be
made by May 15.
For information call 415-
0954 or visit www.kinderstu-
ABC Learning Resource,
1541 S. Eighth St., is offering
the following six-week clin-
ics: Kindergarten Prep for
ages four and five, Rewards
reading program, grades 3-6;
Step up to Writing,; grades 4-
6; and a math clinic for
grades 3 and 4. Clinics are
$159 advance payment or
$30 per week. Classes begin
June 29. There is $10 one-'
time registration fee. For
more information call-432-
8212 or 206-2545:
Students who attend high
schools located within the
watershed of the St. Johns
River can begin submitting
their PSA ("Public Service
entries in the St Johns
Riverkeeper My St. Johns
River PSA Video Contest
The contest is sponsored by
St. Johns Riverkeeper to
raise awareness about the St.
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
A computer lab for stu-
dents is held Mondays,
Wednesday and Thursdays
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the
Peck Center. Limit of five
students with school ID at no
cost. For information call the
city Parks and Recreation
Department at 277-7350.
tutoring is available from 3-4
p.m. Tuesday and 4-5 p.m.
Thursday at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center in
all subjects, elementary
throughcollege. Cost is'$35
an hour for city residents:
$40 for non-city.
Tutoring groups are avail-
able in one-hour sessions
(limited to three students of
like needs) from 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday and 4-5 p.m.
Thursday. Cost is $20 per
student for city residents,
$25 for non-city.
with parent and child
includes diagnosis of prob-
lem and plan for success.
One-hour session, one-time
'consultation is $50 for city'
residents, $55 for non-city.
Call instructor Debbie.
Straight to arrange a session
at 321-0846. Register at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Located in downtown
Fernandina Beach, the Red
Crayon is a fui place for par-
ents/caregivers and children,
under five to enjoy art, music
and creative movement
Susan Dahl, facilitator
and program director, has
over 25 years' experience in
developing enrichment pro-
grams. "My goal is to feed
children's natural curiosity
and encourage self expres-
sion." The Red Crayon LLC
is available to comen to your
school or youi class can visit
the Red Crayon at 11S.
For information visit
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.
Emma Love Hardee
Elementary PTO is hosting a
Rock the Reading Fair on
, May 15 to reward students
for meeting their Accelera-
ted Reader goals.
Sponsors are being
sought to help offset expens-
es. For $25, parents or busi-
nesses can place a business-"
card sized ad in the Fair
Flyer, which will go hometo
Please call 491-7936 for
FDLRS-Child Find offers
free screening and informa-
tion for children who may
have difficulty in one or
more of the following
areas: learning, seeing,
speaking, walking, playing or
Call 800-586-9579 to set
up an appointment to have
your child tested. Nassau
County provides early inter-
vention for qualifying chil-
dren birth through three
years of age. Free pre-school
or walk-in programs exist to
help children ages three to
five years that are struggling
to qualify in any of the areas
Yulee student in state Geographic Bee
Silas I. Mosco; an eighth
grade home-schooled student
from Yulee, is a semifinalist in
the 2009 Florida Geographic
Bee, sponsored by Google and
Mosco will compete next in
the 2009 Florida Geographic
Bee at Jacksonville University
on Friday, April 3. He is the son
of Robert and Kirsten Mosco
Bees were held in schools
with fourth- through eighth-
grade students throughout the
state to determine each school's
Geographic Bee winner.
Students had to answer such
Which state does not rely
on corn and soybeans for much
of its agricultural output -
Pennsylvania, Illinois, or Iowa?
The Laramie Mountains,
a livestock and timbering
region, extend north from
Colorado into which state?
I You can visit an aqueduct
built by the Romans in Segovia,
a city located approximately 40
miles northwest of Madrid, in
which country? (Spain)
Approximately 40 percent
of the population still lives below
the poverty line despite an oil
and gas boom in which country
where Baku is the capital?
Mexico City is located on
the site of Tenochtitlan, the
island capital of what empire
that was conquered by Spanish
explorers in the 16th century?
then took a
as e D they submit-
ted to the
Mosco Society. In
each of the 50
states, as well
as the District of Columbia, the
Department of Defense
Dependents Schools and the
U.S. territories, the National
Geographic Society invited the
students with the top 100 scores
to compete at the state level.
The state winner will receive
$100, the National Geographic
Collegiate Atlas of the World and
a trip to Washington, D.C., to
Local students competed last month in the 4th Judicial Circuit Teen Court Mock
Trial Competition in Clay County, taking home numerous awards.
Local teens shine at mock trial
The 4th Judicial Circuit Teen Court Mock
Trial Competition was held Feb. 27 at the Clay
County Courthouse from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Teams from Duval, Nassau and Clay counties
met to compete for the 2009 Championship.
Fifty students comprise the tri-county competi-
tion teams and act as the prosecutors and
defense attorneys in prosecuting a mock trial.
Each team provided witnesses and expert tes-
timonies tq support their arguments, which
showcased their ability to perform in the court
of law as their professional counterparts.
The competition was a day-long event, as
are most real trials, and each team was reviewed
by a panel of local professionals scoring the
presentation of each team and individual.
At the end of the day, teams are awarded the
Best Prosecution Team, Best Defense Team
and Best Overall Team. Individuals are award-
ed first, second and third place for Best
Prosecution Attorney, Best Defense Attorney,
Best Prosecution Witness and Best "Defense
.Nassau County team members were,
Prosecution Team (won Best Prosecution
Team), Prosecution Attorneys: LeAnna
Middleton of FBHS (third place Best
Prosecution Attorney), Amanda Stein, FBHS,
and Patrick Croft, FBHS; Prosecution
Witnesses: Brittaney Bain, FBHS,, 'Casey
Granderson, FBHS, Michael Walters, Bishop
Snyder High School and Triston Hodges, home
school network (Best Prosecution Witness);
Defense Team, Defense Attorneys: Cailin
Cascone, Bishop Snyder High School, Taylor
White; FBHS, and Laura Cason, FBHS; Defense!
Witnesses: Taylor Owens, home school net-
work (third place Best Defense Witness),
Brandon Whittemore, FBHS (second place Best
Defense Witness), Kiley Greathouse, FBHS,
and Emily Vhabae of FBMS.
Team coaches for Nassau County were
Judge Robert E. Williams (sponsor), Nassau
County attorney John Cascone, Brian Morrissey
of the Nassau County Public Defender's Office,
Douglas Dorsey and Laura Coggin of the Nassau
County State Attorney's Office.
Registration for students in
kindergarten for the 2009-10
school year will be held at
Bryceville Elementary, Calla-
han Elementary, Hilliard
Elementary, Southside Ele-
mentary and Yulee Primary
schools April 20-24.
Parents may use their pri-
vate physician or Health
Department Clinic to meet
immunization and health exam-
Under Florida law, children
who are or will be six by Feb.
1 of any school year are re-
quired to attend school regu-
larly during the entire term.
Kindergarten: A child five
years old on or before Sept. 1,
2009, may be admitted any
time during the school year.
First grade: A child six
Nassau County Teen Court will be held
March 24 and 31 at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex, 76347 Veterans Way.
Yulee. Sessions begin promptly at 6 p.m.
Students from all middle and senior
high schools (ages 11-18 ) may participate.
Those wishing to be on the volunteer jury
or act as attorneys, court clerks or bailiffs
can sign up orcugnh teir schoci gjuiddance
office or at court. To participate as an attor-
ney, see Teen Court Coordinator Charles
Griffin as he rotates those positions.
Volunteers must arrive between 5:30 and 6
p.m. Students and parents are invited to
join the court audience as spectators. For
information call 548-4611 and ask for
Judges for the event were 4th' Circuit
Judge Robert Foster (Nassau County), 4th
Circuit Judge John H. Skinner (Clay County)
and 4th Circuit Judge Mallory Cooper (Duval
This was a three-month effort of team prac-
tices. Most of the individual team members
handle cases weekly in regular Teen Court ses-
sions, so the undertaking is grueling and the
dedication of all involved is to be commended
for their volunteer efforts in their community.
Teen Court is an all-youth volunteer pro-
gram, Teens act as jurors in a sentence hearing,
deciding the sanctions to be administered by the
court on first-time young offenders in Juvenile
Teen/Youth Courts are nationwide, with
more than 1,000 programs now in America.
Most are financially supported by non-tax funds,
such as Nassau's being supported by a $3 fee
collected on all criminal fines in the court sys-
Nassau County Teen Court is administrated
by the Clerk of Courts John Crawford and the
Nassau County Commission. For information
contact Charles Griffin, coordinator, at 5484611.
cella and Hepatitis B.
4) Child's Social Security
The Nassau County Health
Department will administer
shots for children who will be
five years old on or before Sept.
1, 2009. There is no charge for
shots. Health examinations
are available through the
health department once a
month, by appointment only.
Appointments for shots and
examinations may be sched-
uled at the following clinics:
Fernandina Beach Clinic, 1620
Nectarine St., 548-1860;
Callahan Clinic, 45377
Mickler St., (904) 879-2306;
Hilliard Clinic, 37203 Pecan St,
(904) 845-4761; and Yulee
Clinic, 528 Pages Dairy Road,
years old on or before Sept. 1
may be admitted any time dur-
ing the school year if they have
Transfer students must meet
minimum promotion standards
required in the Nassau County
Pupil Progression Plan.
Information required to reg-
1) A birth certificate
2) A health examination cer-
tificate by a private physician or
the County Health Depart-
ment. The examination must
be reported on a special form
provided by the Health
3) A certificate of immu-
nization for the communicable
diseases of poliomyelitis,
mumps, diptheria, rubeola,
rubella, pertussis, tetanus, vari-
. Registration for Summer Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten will be held April 21 from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. at Yulee Primary School for children who are or will be five years old by Sept. 1 and who
have not attended either a private or public school VPK program during this school year.
Bring verification of your physical address, such as a Florida driver license, your child's
official birth certificate, child's Social Security card, immunization record and .health examina-
VPK dates are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, Juhe 16-Aug. 6 (excluding July 2), loca-
tion to be determined. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If your family qualified for federal
assistance, that eligibility will remain in effect. Transportation is not provided.
For information, call 491-9887 or 1-800-283-3463 or your local school.
I_ __ __'_
represent Florida in the nation-
al finals at the National
Geographic Society headquar-
ters, May 19-20.
The first-place national win-
ner will receive a $25,000 col-
lege scholarship and a lifetime
membership in the Society. The
national winner will also travel
(along with one parent or
guardian), all expenses paid, to
the Galapagos Islands with
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek and
the Jeopardy! Clue Crew. The
winner will experience geogra-
phy first-hand through up-close
encounters with the wildlife and
landscape of Galapagos.
Travel for the "Galapagos
Adventure with Alex Trebek"
is provided by Lindblad
Expeditions and the National
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-
Last year three $1,000
scholarships were awarded,
two to students in Fernandina
Beach and one to a student in
Woman's Club is selling $1
tickets for a chance to
win: 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 certificate at one of
Amelid Island Plantation's
public restaurants; breakfast
for four at Elizabeth Pointe
Tickets are available from
Woman's Club members and
Little Women. The drawing is,
The deadline has been
extended until March 25 for
Nassau County high school
seniors interested in compet-
ing for Florida Community
College scholarships for the
2009-10 academic year.
Applications must be complet-
ed online at www.fccj.edu/
'scholarships by March 25 to
FCCJ awards several hun-
dred scholarships' each year
ranging from $500 to $6,000.
Many are renewable for a sec-
ond year. High school guid-
ance counselors have addi-
You may also contact the
FCCJ Nassau Center at 548-
4432 for assistance in filling
out the application.
The Eight Flags Charter
Chapter of the American
Association is offering 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
The Amelia Island
Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution
is offering four $1,000 schol-
arships, one at each of the
four Nassau County high
schools. Applications are
available at the guidance
office at each school.
Deadline is March 31.
Applications for the
Nassau County Community
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers
Memorial Scholarship, Peck
Memorial Scholarship and
Cook-Scholarship are now
available at Fernandina Beach
Applications for the
NCCDC Scholarship in
Honor of Felix Jones of
Fernandina Beach are
available at Hilliard, West
Nassau, arid Yulee High
All completed applications
are due by April 15.
Interested seniors should
contact the guidance office of
each high school or call 261-
4396 or 261-4113 for more
OUTDOORS / TIDES
FRIDAY, MARCH 20,2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
Hornets, Pirates playing in Saturday's Border War
A pair of Hornets and three
Pirates are heading north
Saturday to play in the Florida-
Georgia Border War all-star
game at Camden County High
School in Georgia, which show-
cases area high school football
players who have yet to sign a
Yulee High School will be
represented by Geoff Clift and
Clift is a lineman and will
be waring No. 66. Small, a safe-
ty,- will don No. 19 for the
Teammates'will be Fernan-
dina Beach High School's
Michael Yonn, Darius Pollard
and Randel Hill.
Kickoff is at 2 p.m.
"I'm excited for them and
they're excited to have this
opportunity," said Ed "Puggy"
Brown, Fernandina Beach
High School head football,
coach. "I think they'll represent.
Fernandina Beach well."
Yonn was an all-county line-
backer last season and racked
up impressive stats wilh 56
tackles, 20 assists, four quar-
terback sacks, an interception,
,three blocked field goals and
a pair of fumble recoveries.,
Hill. also played defense for
the Pirates. Pollard was a wide
Smdll was also an all-county
player and the defensive back
recorded 53 tackles and eight
interceptions, two returned for
touchdowns. He also returned
a blocked field goal,96 yards
for a score.
"Hopefully we'll come out
With scholarships and gain
experience from playing with /
a better echelon of players,"
Clift said. "It's a faster pace;"
Cafhden, Charlton and Ware
counties make up the Georgia.
team while players from West
Nassau (quarterback Robby
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PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Five Yulee and Fernandina Beach seniors will be in Camden County,
Ga., for the annual Border War all-star football game.They are,
clockwise from top left, Fernandina Beach's.Randel Hill (making a
tackle); Yulee's Geoff Clift and Demetrius Small; FBHS wide receiv-
er Darius Pollard; and Pirate linebacker Michael Yonn.
Hern), Lee, Ed White, Ribault,
Bolles, Fletcher and Baldwin
make tip the Florida squad..
"It's going to be tough but I
think we can hang with them,"
Clift has been offered an
Small was also selected for a
senior all-star basketball game
along with Fernandina's Jake
Brogdon. The game was held
Saturday at First Coast Higlh
Small scored 24 points in
the game and was named the
* most valuable player.
Small was also the most
valuable player on last year's
all-county basketball team.
5K,. 10Kwalkers welcome for Katie Ride for Life
According to David Caples, founder
of the Katie Caples Foundation, the
Mayo Clinic. Transplant Center,
Jacksonville will be the presenting,
sponsor of the 2009 Katie Ride for Life
and the Decision Donation high school
education program in Northeast.
Florida. The Katie Ride for-Life will
take place .April 18 on Amelia Island
and'for the first time is offering a 10K
and 5K walk starting at 9 a.m.
The Katie Caples Foundation was
established in memory of Caples'
daughter, Katie, a Jacksonville high
school athlete who became an organ
and tissue donor at the age of 17 after
not surviving an automobile accident..
Katie had documented her decision
to become a donor on: her driver
license and her parents honored .that
decision and saved the lives of five,
The Katie Ride for Life is the sig-
nature annual event hosted by the
foundation. The event is designed to
raise awareness and money for under-
writing Decision Donation, an organ
and tissue donation education pro-
gram aimed at high school students.
"It's our absolute pleasure and
honor to be a part of Katie Ride for.
Life. Our physicians and staff at the
Mayo Clinic Transplant Center work
tirelessly to help those waiting for a
lifesaving organ. Butwe rely heavily on
the kindness of others and their gift of
.life through organ donation to give
our patients the chance to live a
healthy life. The money raised through
the Katie Ride will not only help raise
awareness, it will help save lives,"
Thomas Gonwa, M.D., chair, Mayo
Clinic Transplant Center.
There are more than 100,000
Americans currently on the national
organ transplant waiting list with
roughly 3,000 listed at transplant cen-
ters in Florida.
The fifth annual Katie Ride for Life
offers a 30K, 60K, 100K, the 100-mile
Century ride as well as an off-road
and family fun ride. New to this year's
participants is. a 10K and 5Kwalk
option through Fort Clinch State Park.
"We are excited to offer a 10K and
5K walk through Fort Clinch State
Park. The walk alignis well with our
mission of educating individuals to
make positive commitments to organ
and tissue donation and share that
decision with their families," Caples
The Katie Ride for Life will be held
at the Recreation Cejnter on Atlantic
Avenue and registration is open now
online at www.active.comr or at 6 a.m.
The Blood Alliance and DMV Flow
M6bile will be on-site administering a
blood drive, organ donation designa-
tion and child identification kits.
LifeQuest, the region's organ pro-
Katie Walk committee members, from left, are Ned Tyson (Miller Health Group), Vicki Vojteck (Katie
Ride for Life), David Caples (Katie Ride for Life), Amy Reese (Katie Ride for Life) and John McBrearty
(Amelia Runners Club).
curement organization, and Southeast For information, call the Katie
Tissue Alliance will have educational Caples Foundation at 491-0811 or visit
materials available. www.katierideforlife.org. For infor-
nation on becoming an organ and tis-
sue donor, call LifeQuest at (800) 535-
GIVE or visit www.lifequestfla.org.
Limping orthopedic surgeon certainly draws some attention
I knew instantly what I had done, but it
sure felt as if I had been shot in the back
of my leg. I was riding my daughter's self-
propelled scooter and, when I went to
push off with my right foot, my left slipped off*
the shooter and suddenly overstretched my
calf. I thought I had been shot or at least
stabbed, given the pain shooting down my leg
into my ankle and the burning, tearing pain
hitting me at that very moment.
Worse yet, I found myself some 400 yards
from my, house. Now I had to walk home, all
the while trying to keep my knee straight and
my calf on stretch. to avoid the cramp my calf
was desperately trying to knot into.
I had sustained a tear of the inner portion
of my calf muscle known as the gastrocnemius
and the underlying muscle known as the
soleuss. This 'type of injury typically occurs as
one is attempting to push off or plantarflex
through the ankle and the foot is suddenly
forced into the other direc-
tion, suddenly overstretching
and tearing the muscle. And
man, does that hurt.
Thankfully I knew what
steps to take. I hobbled in the
door and immediately put it
\. ^ on ice and, despite the initial
pain, applied stretch to my
U calf. Too often I see patients
with this irijury who think
SPORTS because it initially feels better
to bend the knoe back and
MEDICINE the ankle down they are
GREGORY improving their status.
REGORY While this does take off
SMITH, M.D. the stretch, this only makes it
worse in the long run
because when they try to
move it later it is even worse. This is really
noticed the next morning when they attempt
to climb out of bed and put the foot down flat
on the floor.
So if this happens to you, remember, keep
the muscle on stretch and ice. I also applied an
ace wrap to the calf to keep some compression
on it, which also made it feel a lot better.
Luckily I had some crutches at the house
and got a fracture boot from my office I could
wear-to keep my calf at rest. During the first
24 hours I couldn't walk on it but by the next
day I was able to go to work, limping signifi-
cantly through my day. Let me tell you, an
orthopedic surgeon limping slowly along
draws attention like a dermatologist with a bad
sunburn. Fortunately this is an injury that will
heal completely with time versus my other
immediate concern, which was a tear of the
This pain is typically much lower and typi-
cally requires a surgical approach in an athlete
or at least someone who wants to continue to
participate in sports activities.
I have been sleeping in my boot and I
began physical therapy the next day, which
has helped tremendously, reducing the pain,
tightness and swelling in my calf. I am off the
crutches and walking with just a mild limp. I
am not ready yet for golf and figure I am still a
few weeks away from even thinking about run-
ning. An athlete is typically cleared to play
when they have full range of motion, near nor-
mal strength and can jog and sprint straight
ahead without limping or pain.
This column is written to discuss issues
regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replacementfor treatment
by your regular doctor Specific, concerns should
be discussed with a physician. Mail questions to
Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. For
appointments, call 261-8787 or visit
FRIDAY, MARCH 20,2009 SPORTS News-Leader
The Yulee High School football boost-
ers will hold. a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. March 28 next to the Doo Wop.
Diner in Yulee. Cost is $5.
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
Registration for the 2009 season will
be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 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 regis-
tration from 9 a.m. to noon on April 25,
May 9, May 23, June 6, June 13, June
20 and June 27. For inforrniation call
277-8136 or visit
3on-3 basketball tournament
The McArthur Family YMCA is host-
ing the first Strong Kids 3-on-3.Adult
Basketball Tournament March 28 to ben-
efit the YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign.
Last year the Nassau County YMCAs
gave away-$250,000 in financial assis-
tance but raised just $141,000 in the
Strong Kids campaign.
There will be two tournaments, divi-
sion A for ages 18-34 and division B for
35 and older, with an entry fee of $50
per team. For information call the YMCA
Em StreetLitle League
Elm Street Little League will hold
opening day April 18. T-ball will start in
June.. Fee is $20. Coaches and volun-
teers a're needed for both leagues. Call
President Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.
The McArthur Family YMCA is offer-'
ing 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
Thursday and practices Mondays or
Tuesday. Call 261-1080.
Baseball and softball umpires dan
join the River City Umpires Association.
For.information, call Terry Padgett at
(904) 879-6442 or Aaron Knowles at
(904) 962-7184 or visit www,riverci-
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 informa-
tion, call Commodore Charlie Steinkamp
at 261-5213 or visit www.ameliaisland-
Nassau Challenger Bowling League
for the physically and mentally chal-
lenged meets the 'second Saturday of
the month from 3-5 p.m. at the Strikers
Family Bowling Center in Yulee. Call
Melinda Willaford:at 261-3136.
The Nassau County Sports
Association meets at 7 p.m. the.first
Tuesday of the month at the county
building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-
1609 for information.
Women's flag football
Coach Rod Johnson of Jacksonville
is looking for ladies interested in compet-
ing in a women's flag football tourna-
ment in Canada in June. Any women
ages 18-40 interested in playing may call,
Johnson at (904) 949-0934 or e-mail him
The Monster Energy AMA
Supercross FIM World Championship
will be held April 4 at Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium. Practice and qualify-
ing starts at 12:30 p.m. The show starts
at 7 p.m.
The event will include Supercross
and Supercross Lites stadium motorcy-
cle racing and will feature top riders
James "Bubba" Stewart, Chad Reed arid
STickets are $40. for club seats, $30 for
sideline seats, $20 for:comer seats and
$10 in the endzone and levels 300 and
400. Seats are $20 more the day of the.
show. All seats are reserved. There is
also a family section and no alcohol Is
Purchase tickets at Ticketmaster out-
lets, the JacksonIville Veterans Arena I
box office (day of show only) or partici-
pating Yamaha dealers. Chargeby
phone at (904) 353-3309.
Visit www.supercrossonline.com for"
Y Yoga, 961687-201 E Gateway'
Blvd., offers a stretch and strengthening-
class, pilates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga.
for longevity, beach yoga and basic
yoga. Call 415-9642.
Kinddrstudios, 528 S. Eighth St.,
offers yoga for adults. Call 321-2864.
Dome Healing Center, 5024 First,
Coast Hwy., offers Sivananda/Amrit style
yoga for all levels and Amrit Yoga Nidra
Meditation and Relaxation classes. For
information, call 277-3663 or visit dome-
,. Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200
Suite 4 in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit
Island Rejuvacations offers yoga
and lunch.at Nassau Health Foods, 833
'T.J. Courson Road. Call 277-3158.
Go Yoga at BeanrSchool of Dance,
25 N. Third St. Call (904) 335-0539 or
visit www.goyoga inc.com.
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200
Suite 4 in Yulee, offers step and sculpt,
strength training and abs, body sculpt
and step aerobics. Call 225-8400 or visit
www.anytimefitness. com. FitKidz for
ages 4-11 is also offered. Call 699-5408
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th
St., offers nutritional counseling, person-
al training, group fitness and cycling,
strength training and cardio, childcare,
juice bar,/tanning and saunas. Visit'
S-The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness pro-
grams. Call 261-1080. Visit www.first-
coastymca.org. 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 dedicated to promoting
lifelong health and fitness through appro-
priate 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 information. The studio is open six
days a week.
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 e-mail buffy-
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200
Suite 4 in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit
Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th
St., Fernandina Beach. Call 261-0557.
NTS nomination system
The National Athletic Testing System
announces its Player Nomination
, System, which can be utilized by a
:coach, recruiter, counselor, parent or
player to nominate a student-athlete to
attend the 2009 NATS Combine Testing
S.:The NATS Player Nomination System
was designed specifically for those play-
ers who wish to continue playing football
at the collegiate level and understand
that this requires a great deal of disci-
pline and fortitude, both athletically and
academically. Nominations are signifi-
cant in that they come from a peer group
that believes the nominee has the quali-
ties necessary to continue their football
career at the next level.
Since 2005, more than 600 college
coaches from all divisions have been uti-
lizing the NATS Online Player Database
for their initial recruiting needs. Since
-that time, college coaches and recruiters
have viewed player profiles more than
45,000 times; searching not only NATS
certified test results, but student-athlete
academic information as well.
To nominate a player, visit
Open trials and training camp for the
Jacksonville Axemen rugby team is May
1-3 at the University of North Florida. All
interested players and veterans are wel-
come. Training camp will be intense and
will also include a full-contact scrimmage
that will be open to the general public.
The scrimmage starts at 4:30 p.m. May
2. Cost is $2. The scrimmage is included
in season ticket packages. Full conces-
sions will operate and a post-scrimmage
social will also follow at a venue to be
Season ticket, membership and inter-
national supporter packs are now on
sale. All packs come with Axemen mer-
chandise with entry to all games for as
little as $3.50 each. The international
supporter pack also includes air mail to
any country. Visit www.jaxaxe.com.
Pattee Boler (front), Patty Murray, Dede Bickel, a clown,
Lori Hoerl and Dawn Wilford "clown around" and get
the word out about Lyme disease at the annual Gate
Kickoff event March 26
for inaugural Crohnfs walk
Crohn's disease patient
and NFL quarterback David
Garrard has scored for the
Crohn's Colitis Foundation
on and off the field. Even.
though the football season
has come to an end, he's still
in the game.
Garrard will be leading
Jacksonville's first Take Steps
for Crohn's Colitis Walk May
14. As the event's honorary
chair, he has issued a chal-
lenge to the Jacksonville com-
munity to join him in the fight
against these debilitating
digestive diseases that affect
millions of Americans by reg-
istering for the walk and
attending the kick-off event at
6 p.m. March 26 at the UNF,
University Center, 12000
Alumni Drive, Jacksonville.
Local residents can hear
Garrard's personal story and
learn more about Crohn's
Colitis Take Steps, the ,
Crohn's Colitis Foundation's
program that's raising money
to find a cure for Crohn's dis-
ease and ulcerative colitis.
Participants will get the
chance to meet other groups
and individuals who will be
participating in the Take
Steps Walk in Jacksonville
May 14. Visit www.cctake
Some 1.4 million American
adults and children suffer
from Crohn's disease or
ulcerative colitis, with as
many as 150,000 under the
age of 18. Most people devel-
op the diseases between the
ages of 15 and 35.
The Crohn's Colitis Foun-
dation's mission is to cure
Crohn's disease and'ulcera-
tive colitis and fo improve the
quality of life of children and
adults affected by these dis-
eases. Call 800-932-2423 or
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Coast Guard Auxiliary
offers free vessel safety
checks March 28-29
It is a known fact that
safe boats do save lives. For
recreational boaters, operat-
ing any size or type of boat,
safety should be an all-
important part of the boat-
ing experience. In addition
to wearing lifejackets and
completing a boating safety
course, getting an annual
vessel safety check of your
boat is an ideal way to boat
smart from the start.
Av'essel safety check is a
free courtesy check of a boat
(vessel) to verify the pres-
ence and condition of specif-
ic safety equipment required
by federal, state and local
Avessel examiner is a
certified member if the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
and/or the U.S. Power
.Squadrons, who is trained to.
conduct aVSC. HFe or she
will perform the VSC on a
boat, discuss the purpose
and value of required and
optional marine safety equip-
ment, answer any boating-
r)elated safety questions, and
make recommendations that
will help make you a safer
In addition to .boating
safety education, some
i. important new Homeland
Security rules for boaters
A VSC usually takes 30-45
minutes to perform, is total-
ly voluntary, is not a board-
ing or a law enforcement
action and there are no cita-
tions ever given as a result.
Boats that "pass" a VSC will
receive a distinctive VSC
decal, which is displayed on
The decal dobs t n o
exempt the boater from a
law enforcement boarding,
but it does indicate that the
boat has received a vessel
safety check and will better
prepare the operator for a
more positive encounter
should he or she get board-
ed by a law enforcement offi-
A VSC can be a valuable
learning experience for the
boater while providing some
extra safety tips. For exam-
ple, putting plastic covers on
boat battery terminals, car-
rying a VHF marine radio,
filing a float plan, de-water-
ing devices, anchor and
lines, and carrying a toolkit
and first aid kit are just a
Before venturing out on
the water each time, it is
always a good idea to dis-
cuss safety and safe opera-
tion procedures with your
passengers. Fit each passen-
ger with their lifejacket,
making sure they are fit and
snug. Then, locate and dis-
cuss the operation of various
safety items such as fire
extinguishers, VHF radio,
flashlights, first aid kits and
The local Coast Guard
Auxiliary will offer free ves-
sel exams March 28 and 29
at boat launching ramps in'
St. Marys, Ga., and at ramps
on Amelia Island. Arrive a
few minutes early to launch
and take advantage of this
opportunity to ensure that
your boat meets all state and
federal safety requirements.
Anyone who can't niake
this event but wants a vessel
exam this spring may con-
tact Richard Trollope at 491-
14103 or e-mail
associated with the BASS
National Federation and the
Fh:rida BASS Federation,
meets the third Thursday
each month in Yulee.
Membership is open to any-
6he at least 16 years old.
For information, call Bob
Schlag at (912) 729-2282 or
Billy Kittrell at 225-0267.
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 op;-ri t he puJbllc
For information, call 261-
9481 or visit '
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Fernandina Beach High School students are growing fish in the aquaponics lab for harvesting at a spring fish fry.
The Nassau Sports Fishing Association recently donated 8375 to purchase a new heater for one of the fish tanks.
Pictured, from left, are students Greg Waters, Parker Anspiger, Jordan Tudor, NSFA President Jim Wilson, science
teacher Angela Ray and student Bobby Severance. :
Davis drum takes lead
ocky Davis took over
the lead in the annual
Nassau Spor ts
Fishing Black DrIunL
weighing in-a 76.6 -puind
black drum. However, a full-
blown northeast wind arrived,
Wednesday, which may ham-
per black drum fishing for
Winds are predicted to be
still blowing fi om the nrth-
east Saturday up to 18 knots
with air temperatures in the
mid 60s. Looks like Sunday
will be the best day for get-
ting out into the ocean and
experiencing some of the hot
"drum fishing action. Winds
are expected to lay down to
S10 knots from the northeast ,
with air temperatures remain-
ing in the mid 60s.
Black drum fishermen will
also find a high noon low tide
with a high tide arriving at
5:52 p.m. Saturday.
Bass fishermen are report-
ing bass ate bedding: some
have already been on the ,C
beds and have finished
spawning. If you hive access
,to a small lake or pond, you
will soon notice.several sandy
ai eas iin tlie bonom ihit look
like huge bowls. These are
bass spawning beds. where
spawning has already taken
place or bass
on 'he beds
and late in
the day or
ON THE during low
WATER light aleas of
the day. The
TERRY No. 11
SAc Rapala in the
LAcOSS silver and
pattern fished with six- to
fishing line is a deadly bass
Surf fishing i< excellent
along Am-.lia Island's.p ristinri
beaches for whiting wighiing
to two pourids Fish tlh high
falling tide, which comes at
sunrise, right up to low tide.
Best bait for excellent eating
arid hard fighting whiting is
local fresh shrimp rigged tu a
Fish Finder setup.
Local tidal rivers are show-
casing schools of iredlfish dur-
ing thll last few hours of the
falling tide. Fish :alng the
Intracoastal Waterw.ay, wh-ei-e
large flats drain into the main
channel. Best fishing tactic is
wr-king a 1, 8-ounce led hcad
John Matthews perinenced an exciting strike when this
big bass exploded on his Thunder Stick bass lure.
jig rigged with a thire-inch
Berkley Gulp shi nip inp in lh.:
new penny color pattern sldw'
along the -1,hall'.'.- edges and,
T77Ce n's-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catchles E-
mail photos to Fjones@'f/bncu's
lkadlercom. mail them to P.O.
Box 766. Fernandina Beach.
FL 32035 or drop them by 511
Ash St., Fernandina Beach. .
Call Beth ,ns at 261-3696.
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'Empress Spinach Salad so easy and a lifesaver too
T is is not the exact/recipe,
t iit it's similar to one I
found over 20 years ago in a
called Witches'Brew. The publication
came from a Swedish herb farm in
Coventry, Conn., b'ut unfortunately it
was lost or destroyed somewhere
I was introduced to Caprilands
Herb Farm by my friend Shelby
Robertson, who came from a close-
knit Swedish-American community,
in central Connecticut. Before we
became good friends, I had greatly
admired Shelby from a distance'at
college, because she had an angelic
face, long blonde hair and a slightly
sorrowful expression that endeared
me to her. She also wore the color
red a lot, and later on shared my
interest in herbs and paranormal
The book was
purchased during a
time when I was,
anyone in my ,
going through a
"pagan" phase, at
least in my head.
The small cook- BODACOUS
book spurred my AIOUS
because it con- __.....___
information about Angel
herbs, unusual Daughtry
poems and line drawings of herba-
ceous plants. It also had a few.
recipes including some herb bis-
cuits, salads and casseroles .
It was difficult to indulge. my
pagan fantasies at that time because
I was living with my husband and
two young children in a second-floor
apartment located in housing com-
plex. It wasn't a terrible place, but its
sterile, austere ambiance was not
conducive to the magic pagan rituals
and herb-laced hexes I imagined.
The ideal venue, I thought, would be
a stone cottage wrestled in low pine
forest amidst fields with wildflowers.
Alas, with no stone cottage and
my sole heathen friend working in
Hartford, my only pagan outlet was
to make the'spinach salad in the
cookbook. Happily, the salad turned
out to be delightful. I ended up mak-
ing it many times for family and love.
spinach as their favorite salad green.
I I never did get to live in the stone'
house in the forest besides, I was
never really convinced that full-
'moon incantations or burning sage.
had any real powers to affect the urii-
verse. But the notion kept my imagi-
nation preoccupied from the flatness
of reality for a while (a necessity).
And I did, in the end, get a great
spinach salad recipe out of it.
1 1/2 pounds fresh spinach
1 small jar pimientos, drained and
2 slices crisply cooked bacon finely
chopped'(reserve bacon fat for dress-
2 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
1/2 lb white 'mushrooms, cleaned and
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons wine vinegar
1 pinch salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste
1 clove garlic, mashed
3 anchovy filets, minced (optional)
1 dash nutmeg (optional)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Wash spinach carefully several
times to get rid of all sand; trim of
stems and tear into bite-sized pieces.
Or buy pre-washed and trimmed
fresh spinach, give it a quick wash,
and dry well. Put spinach into a
large bowl, and add pimientos,
mushrooms, bacon and eggs.
Combine oil and vinegar in sec-
ond bowl. Add salt, pepper, garlic,
and lemon juice, plus optional ingre-
dients if desired.
Mix well. When ready to. serve,
discard bits of garlic; pour dressing
and warm bacon grease together
and stir until blended. Pour over,
spinach, toss well and serve.
Fetivalpromes to be the bestye
For the News-Leader
Amelia Island is the site for the
eighth season of the Amelia Island ,
Chambe-r Music Festival, one of the
largest chamber festivals in the
The 2009 festival is scheduled from.
-,fay 21-June 14. and on Oct. 27 it will
' host the final-ever performance of dihe
world renowned. Guarneri String
Quartet. This year's festival will feature
more than 50 internationall" acclaimed
artists and 18 performances in intimate.
beautiful settings around the island.
including churches, the historic Nassau
County Courthouse and Fort Clinch.
Christopher Rex. the festival's gener-
al and artistic director and principal cel-
list of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
said. "Entering its eighth season, the
Amelia Island .Chamber Music Festival
has become a nationally recognized
event, drawing people from around the
cou ntry. The 2009 festival will feature a
galaxy of internationally recognized
artists. including the Julliard String
Quartet; master violinists Robert
McDuffie. Anne Akiko Mevers and
Maria Bachman; and acclaimed pianists
Valentina Lisitsa and Anne Marie
McDermott. These and other artists,
.combined with the unparalleled beauty
and charm of Amelia Island, are certain
to make-the upcoming festival the best
The 200(.19 festival will continue reach-
ing out to the community with four free
or ultra low-priced concerts: at the
SNassau County Courthouse iMay 22); a ,
free concert in Central Park (May 24); a
family concert at the Peck Center gym-
Srasium (June 10): and a free concert at /
the Savannah Grand Amelia Island June
10. As part of its education outreach,.
die festival also will present several con-
MUSIC Continued on 2B
Island Rotarians are preparing for the annual Casino Night March 28 to raise funds
for scholarships for Nassau County students.
Spin the wheel for scholars
Fernandina Beach Rotary
Club members have teamed
up fora gala night offundrais-
ing for local.scholars. For the
past 13 years Fernandina
Beach Rotarians have con-
ducted various "Dollars for
Scholars" fundraising events
at this time of year to award
scholarships f)r graduating
seniors in Fernandina Beach,
Yiulee, Hilliard and West
Nassau High schools.
March 28 at 7 p.m. atTen
Acres will be an opportune '
evening for furi, camaraderie
and excitement for participat-
ing local residents and
'Rotarians ais well "Casino
Night" will offer Roulette,
Craps. "21" and Texas Hold:
umn to keep you on your toes,
testing your skills at the
games of chance. Tickets are
Over the years island.
Rotarians, with excellent com-,
munity support, have raised
and distributed over a' third of
a million dollars for deserving
scholars. Past recipients have
elected to have their awards
used at state universities and'
colleges as well as Ivy League
institutions and as far way as
West qoast schools.
To be awarded a
Fernandina Beach Rotary
Scholarship. a student must
pass a screening application
where academic achievement
and participation in school
and community organizations
Excellence is the gate allowing
candidates to set for inter-
views, conducted by .
Rotarians, where attitude,
appearance, manners, verbal
delivery and knowledge of
current events are weighed in
making the final decisions.
Win gift baskets, compete
for silent auctions items or
make a small donation for
chance to win a 50/50. Free
beer and wine, free play
money and hors d'oeuvres at
For information contact
Rotarians Kim I-larding at 321-
7002 or Janice O' Connell at
' .277-1818. ', .
OE .0NI ISLANDD
h1"he First Annual Nassau County Animal Expo,
hosted by Cats Angels Inc., SPCA, will be held on
Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m.-4 i.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic
Ave. The expo will feature animals for adoption.
pet care information, low-cost
micro chipping by River'City
Community Animal Hospital's
mobile surgical spay/neuter unit,
a bake sale, pet groomers and
retailers, a silent auction and kick-
off raffle for "Crazy Cat Lady," an
original painting by-Marlene. Admission is free.
Halo will make an appearance in the "Kids
Corner." Well-behaved pets on leashes are wel-
A "Blessingof the Animals" will take place at
10:30 a.m., led by The Rev. Bob Phelps of
Providence Presbyterian Church in Yulee.
Donate five pounds of dry pet food and receive
a raffle ticket for door prizes. The food will be
divided among the rescue groups attending. Visit
www.nassauanimal.com or call 321-2267.
Trains ranging from model-scale to life size will
highlight the 2009 Railroad Days Festival March
27 and 28 at the historic Callahan Depot. The
fundraising event is hosted -
annually by the West
Nassau Historical Society
to bring awareness of
Nassau County's rich histo-
ry and to raise funds for the
restoration and upkeep of
the 1880's era train station. There will be a parade,
games and a street dance. Folk singer Kate
Carpenter and country group the Chris Tyler
Band are among the entertainers scheduled to
perform. Additional performances include John
Crisp, the Callahan Male Chorus, Ray Williams,
Steve Branch, Liz Mobley and the Brunswick
Cloggers and more.
Contact John Hendricks with the Historical
Society at (904) 879-3406.
RAINN GALA A' I
Rescuing Animals In Nassau
will hold a spay/neuter gala, "An ,
Afffuurrr To Remember," on
March 28 from 6-10 p.m. at the ,,
Fernandina Beach Woman's
Club. Chef Rick will present a
dinner buffet, DJ Vince and singer Steffanie
Renae will provide entertainment. Dress is resort
casual. All proceeds will help furnish RAIN's
planned low-cost spay/neuter clinic. Tickets are
$10 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. Call (904) 879-5861 or e-mail rainhu-
KITE FESTIVAL .
The city of Fernandina
Beach Parks and
Recreation Department .
and the Optimist Clubs of aIt" r .
Fernandina Beach and Yulee will host the Second
Annual Family Fun Kite Festival from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. March 28 at the grassy knoll adjacent to the
Main Beach parking lot.
All participants must register at the festival and
all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Kite flyers of all ages are invited to participate.
There will be a Make and Take session from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. March 21 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center to make, paint and decorate
kites together. Materials will be furnished and all
*events are free.
Contact Bobbie Matthews at 261-2081 or Scott
Mikelson at 277-7350, ext. 2012.
Submit items to Sian Perry. spe'ry@fbnewsleadercom
FRIDAY. MARCH 20,2009
NEWS-LEADER'/ FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA
FRIDAY, March 20,2009 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
The annual Katie Ride for
Life is scheduled for April 18
on Amelia Island, starting and
ending at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. The Katie
Ride is a cycling event in
which novices to advanced
riders participate to raise
awareness of the need for
every person to make an
organ donation commitment.
Riders also raise funds for a
unique organ donorieducation
program at the high school
level. The Century Ride, 100
miles, starts at 7 a.m.; the 30-
60-100 km start at 8:30 a.m.;
off-road starts at 9.a.m.; and
the Family Fun Ride starts at
9:30 a.m. A post-ride celebra-
tion will be held from 11 a. m.-
4 p.m., including lunch and
music. For more information
or to register, visit .
Donor families and trans-
plant recipient volunteers are
also invited to be part of the
advance planning or take part
on the day of the ride. E-mail
Vicki or call 491-08,11.
The Nassau .County
NAACP Youth Council
Talent Contest, which is
open to anyone, will be held
at 6 p.m. March 27 at the
Peck Center Auditorium.
Admission fee for the public
will be $5.
The event will be divided
into Junior Division, 12 and
under, and the Senior
Division, 13-19 years old.
Entry.fee is $5 per single act
and $10 per group of two or
more. Entry deadline is 7 p.m.
today. Contact Vernetta
Spaulding at 583-1569 or e-
net or Maybelle Kirkland
Theatre presents '
"Incorruptible," a dark com-
edy about the Dark Ages, in
In 1250 A.D. in Priseaux,
France, miracles are needed
to help a local monastery as a
larcenous one-eyed minstrel
teaches the monks an outra-
geous way to pay old debts.
Performances are at 8 p.m.
tonight and March 21 and 25-,
28 and 2 p.m. on March 22.
Tickets are $16 adults, $10
Call 261-6749. Box-office
hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 209 Cedar St.
Fernandina Little Theatre
presents "Spring Sing," its
inaugural spring community
concert a fun evening of
song and music. Directed by
Kate Hart, with musical direc-
tion by Erin DuFault, the cast
includes Karen Antworth,,
Daniel .Foster, Jeff Goldberg,
Ed Moore, Mark Taylor,
Michelle Van Deren and Jean
Performances are tonight
and March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
and March 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9.50 and avail-
able at FLT, 1014 Beech St.,
and The UPS Store in the
Publix shopping center.
Contact FLT at fltplay@peo-
plepc.com or 277-2202.
The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., hosts its next 3rd
Friday on 3rd Street at 5:30
p.m. tonight. In this year of
the bicentennial of the birth of
Abraham Lincoln, local histori--
an Jim Longacre will discuss
what lessons he found most
useful as a young lawyer from
the lives and characters of the
two icons, Lincoln and Grant.
Admission is free for museum
.,members and $5 for non-
members. Call 261-7378 or
The American Business
Women's Association -
Eight Flags Charter Chapter
will meet March 26 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Social time begins at 6
p.m. and the dinner meeting
at 6:30 p.m. This month's
speaker is local attorney and'
counselor-at-law, Jan M.
McCray Flemmons. Dinner is
$12 and payable that evening.
Call Esther Schindler at 491-
5790 for information and to
Put your skills to the test at
the city of Femandina Beach's
first annual Rib Cook-Off on
March 28 in Central Park.
The Instant Groove plays from 8 p.m.
to midnight each Thursday at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. Instant Groove is
scheduled to perform 5-8 p.m. March 27
at the Boardwalk Bash at The Spa and
Shops, Amelia Island Plantation.
The band will perform from 6-8 p.m.
April 3 at Sounds on Centre. downtown
Intercoastal Wine Company, 10 N.
Second St., presents the Mpact Jazz
Trio from 8-11 p m. March 27 and 28.
Mpact is one of the most sought after
smooth jazz trios in Jacksonville. Their
combined expertise includes jazz, both
contemporary and standards, interwov-
en with warm-toned rhythm and blues
and reggae. There's a $5 cover..Call
The Fernandina Beach Middle
School Symphonic, Concert and Jazz
Bands and Solo Ensembles will perform
March 28 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist
Church of Fernandina Beach, 1600 S.
Eighth St. to raise money for the
Symphonic Band's Spring 2009 compe-
tition trip to Atlanta. Tickets are $5
before the event and $7 at the door. Call
261-6755 or visit symphonybythesea @
yahoo.com for tickets, to become a cor-
porate sponsor, or to make your tax-
An Evening with Rafael Javadov,
world-renowned violinist, will be held on
March 29 at St. Peter's Episcopal .
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. His electnc violin performance
will focus on his modern arrangements
in a variety of genres, including music
from around the globe. Javadov will also
perform for the first time his new
release, "The Amelia Island Sun,"
inspired by Amelia Island.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and concert
begins at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a cash bar
50 pounds' ofribs to create'
their own recipe. A small sam-
ple Will be presented for judg-.
ing and the rest will be put at
the community table for the
;-public to enjoy. Participation
fee is $75. Team fee is due by
March 25 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Tickets for the public are
$10, sides and beverages
included. Call Jay at 277-
.7364 or e-mail
Dog Park Day to benefit
Project Chance will be held,
11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 28.
Bring your pooch out to swim
run and play at.DogLeg
Productions; 95512 Arbor
Lane in Femandina Beach; a
$20 donation is requested
and includes music, lunch and
fun.A 50/50 Tennis Ball Raffle
will be held. Purchase a num-
bered tennis ball ($10 each or
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and hors d'oeuvres and coffee and
dessert provided by the Kofe Hous.
Tickets are $25 and available at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church office. 261-
4293, and the Amelia Arts Academy,
Benefit jazz concert
Swing into Spring, the Les DeMerle
Amelia Island Jazz Festival Scholarship
Award Benefit Concert, featunng the
winner of the 2009 AIJF Scholarship
performing with The Dynamic Les
DeMerle Band featunng Bonnie Eisele
and special guest Dr. Bill Pnnce, will be
held April 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Palace
Saloon, 117 Centre St.
Tickets are $25 and available at
UPS Store.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.
The Island Chamber Singers, under
the direction of Jane Lindberg, present
their spring concert on April 3 at 8 p.m.
and April 5 at 3 p.m. at the Plantation
Chapel on Amelia Island Plantation, 36
The concert, "Glorious Rutter" fea-
tures music by John Rutter and will be
accompanied by brass, organ, timpani
Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for stu-
dents, and children 5 and under are
admitted tree. 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.
Gene Knaga plays from 8-10 p.m.
Wednesday at the Kofe Hous, 822
Sadler Road. with acoustic renditions of
today's (and yesterday's) popular con-
temporary Chnstian songs. Call 277-
3 for $25), which will be
thrown into the pond on the '
A golden retriever will go
into the pond and retrieve
three balls. Fifty percent of the
money collected will go to
Project Chance. The remain-
ing 50 percent will be divided
between the three winners
whose balls were retrieved,
Tennis balls also may be pur-
chased at Bark Avenue Pet
Boutique, 97 Amelia Village .
Circle, Amelia Island, 261-
,The next Yappy Hour, a
pet friendly happy hour will be,
held April 1 at The Falcon's
Nest at Amelia Island
accepted for RAIN. Bring your
pooch and meet other pet
lovers. For information, call
Bark Avenue at 261.-2275.
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Barnabas New to You
presents "The Afternoon We,
Painted the Island The
Fashion Show You Will
Never Forget," on April 31
from 2-4:30 p.m. atAmelia
T Tickets are $20 and on'
sale at New to You, 930 South
14th St. Wine and margaritas
-will.be available for $5 dona-
tions. Proceeds will support
Wrts by Resident
S ig students from
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Bamabas medical and dental
The Lord Egmont recep-
tion for Princess Arfielia is the
theme for this year's History
Alive event, sponsored by the
Amelia Island Museum of
History. It will be held on April
15 starting at 5 p.m. at the
historic Chadwick House
and gardens, 121 N. Sixth St.
The event includes re-enac-
tors playing several historic
figures who were important to
Amelia Island's history. Hors
d'oeuvres and libations will be
Tickets are $45 before
April 6 and $50 after.
Proceeds support museum
programs and renovations.-,
Call 261-7378, ext. 10(0, or
The Men's Newcomers
Club in association with the
Women's Newcomers Club
will hold its Annual Spring
Fling Dinner Dance at
Amelia Island Plantation on
April 18. As You Like-It will
cater dinner, with music and
dancing by the Instant
Groove. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.
followed by dinner at 6:30
p.m., and, dancing from 7-10'
p.m. BYOB with soft drinks
and setups provided. Cost is
available at the festival's web-
ed from lB site, www.aicmf.
Festival Highlights of the 2009
of promis- Amelia Island Chamber
the nation's Music Festival include:
ories. The Julliard String
schedule of Quartet, May 23
island' The internationally
'estival is renowned Julliard String
Quartet will perform a
program of Haydn,
Mendelssohn and Beethoven.
This performance is of spe-
cial note since it will mark
one of the final appearances
of violinist Joel Smirnoff, the
group's leader since 1997,
before retiring to become
president of the Cleveland
Institute of Music. Since its
founding in 1946, the Julliard
String Quartet has,come to
define the "American Sound"
in string quartet and chamber
repertoire. The quartet is
dedicated to bringing the
works of contemporary com-
posers to the same vibrant life
that they call forth from the
music of masters of the classi-
ars" cal tradition. In keeping with
0 rits mission, the quartet also
specializes in rescuing under-
9 9 performed masterworks from
obscurity and in mentoring
9 the very best young chamber
Stravinsky's "A Soldier's
Tale," June 9
Historic Fort Clinch, gar-
risoned during the Civil War
and one of the best-preserved
19th century forts in the
country, will be the setting for
Igor Stravinsky's "L'Histoire
du Soldat" or "A Soldier's
Tale." This performance of
Stravinsky's World War I
piece will take advantage of
Fort Clinch's history and sce-
nic views of the ocean and St.
Marys River. Internationally
Two Guys Sports Pub, 320 S. Eighth
St, features live music by Evolution, an
acoustic rock and Dallad band. every
Thursday and Fnday from 6.30-9 30
p.m. Call 583-7950 or 321-0303
Join power Christian duet Joey &
Jeanie and Friends on Thursdays from
7.30-9:30 p m. at the Flonda House Inn,
22 S. Third St. Performers take turns
playing original and cover Christian
songs in a cozy setting. Call 261 -3300.
Joey & Jeanie (singer-songwnriters
Joey Daddano and Jeanie Schef) play
at the far end of the Fernandina
Farmers Market on Saturdays. 9-30-
11:30 a.m., and singer-songwriter Mac
McClelland (Hickory Windi plays near
the entrance (weather permitting). The
market is located at the corner of
Seventh and Centre streets. Call .491-
4872 or visit www.lernandinafarmners-
In addition to this year's Black Tie
Dinner Concert on Nov. 22 at The Ritz-
Cariton. 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-
Member contributions have pur-
chased a new pipe for the symphony's
organ, funded scholarships for young
vocal and instrumental music students.
provided hands-on experience with
orchestral instruments through ARIAS
"Instrument Zoo" program for local
fourth graders, and brought the JSO to
Amelia Island for the annual "Let
Freedom Ring" Memorial Day weekend
Contact Bill Gingnch for membership
information at 277-7094 or
$42.50 per person. Mail -
checks to: Bob Keane, 1793
Mariners Walk, Amelia Island,
FL 32034. Attire is southern
casual, no jeans.
Reservations close on April
10. For information contact
Bob LaPlaca at 225-0617 or
The Gathering Place
Dinner Theatre, 11570 San
Jose Blvd. in Mandarin, pres-'
ents "The Fantasticks"
through March 29. Richard
Dickson, former director of the
Amelia Arts Academy, is direc-
tor/musical director and plays
the keyboard for the show. Bill
Di Stanisloa, director of The
Spa & Salon at Amelia Island
Plantation, is making his
Jacksonville debut as the
Bryce and Tammy Perry
,are the owners and producers
of The Gathering Place, a
pew dinner theater, and
moved to this area from
Winnipeg, Canada. Upcoming
shows include "Nunsense,"
"High School Musical,"
"Seven Brides for Seven
Brothers" and "Cinderella."
For more information call
(904) 638-8412 or visit jack-
renowned musicians and
other performance artists
will perform this work out-
doors. The festival's special
production of "A Soldier's
Tale" will feature a septet
composed of violinist Jennifer
Koh, recognized for her
expertise in interpreting
Stravinsky, and principals
from the Atlanta Symphony
The Guarneri String
Quartet, Oct. 27
The Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival is
proud to host the final-ever
* performance of the renowned
Guarneri String Quartet.
Scheduled to retire following
this appearance, The.
Guarneri is universally recog-
nized as one of the world's
greatest chamber ensembles.
The group has circled the
globe countless times since it
was formed in 1964, playing
in the most prestigious halls
in North and South America,
Mexico, Europe, Asia and
Australia. The quartet is cele-
brating its finale to an incredi-
Ible career by doing what it
does best, touring extensively
throughout the United States
as they have for nearly 45
Tickets for the 2009
Festival go on sale April 15
and can be purchased by
credit card at the festival's
website or by calling the festi-
val office at 261-1779. Ticket
prices range from $10 to $60,
with many concerts priced at
The Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival is a
organization under Section
501(c) (3) of the Internal
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position: Must have own transportation
& valid driver's license. Good pay. Call
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available along with many other
incentive programs. Please apply 'in
person, 4700 Amelia Island Parkway.
904-277-8015 for directions.
NAPA AUTO PARTS is looking for 2
Inside/outside sale assoc. for Its FB and
Yulee locations. ..Experience and
enthusiasm a must. Please fax?'resume
29 SOUTH looking for professional,
self-motivated employees. Servers and
Hostess needed. Must have flexible
hours. Apply in person.
LIVE, WORK PLAY 50 STATES -
Hiring 18-25 young adults to travel in a
coed environment. Have fun and get
paid dally. $500 Sign on Bonus. (866)
Learn to operate a Mini-Off0.:e hjtieri
from home; Free online r,-a.,r.r,9
Flexible hours, great income.
BRICK. YARD HUNTING CLUB -
reeking new members; Established in
1-1', fairr,,, oriented club with
clubhouse & camping facilities with
easy access & a ,successful history of
nice deer harvest. Dues are $1000 &
need to be paid by April 15th, 2009. If
interested, please call Jerry Cooher at
FRONT DESK CLERK, BREAKFAST
ATTENDANT, AND MAINTENANCE
PERSON NEEDED Experience
preferred. Apply in person at Holiday
Inn Express, 76071 Sidney PI., Yulee.
$600/WK. POTENTIAL$$$ helping
the government PT. No exp. No selling.
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Restaurant seeking mature & exp-
erienced server with professional
-attitude & appearance. Flexible sched-'
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experience No problem. Wil-Trans will
teach you how to drive. Company
sponsored CDL training. (888)368-
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have one for you. All About You Hair &.
Nail Salon is in need of 2 professional
Hairs Stylists to help with our walk-in
business. Booth rental, 1st week FREE,
then $75 next 4 weeks. Call Marie at'
261-2778, All inquiries are confidential
201 Help Wanted
ABOVE AVERAGE PAY, -. Bilingual
customer service representatives need-
ed for busy call center in St. Marys.
Must be professional, dependable, have
excellent data 'entry skills and strong
communication skills. Nights, .week-
ends; holidays required. Please fax
resume to Mrs. Lang at (912)673-6004
NEW UPSCALE SALON looking for
Stylist for booth rent.. Established
clientele preferred. For confidential
-Interview call 556-1687,
FLORIDA INFORMATION CENTER -
Yulee location. Nationwide company.
Hourly plus commission. Full benefits
package. Full time. Call Gina (904)
MAGNA'S SALON seeks Nail
-Technician. Commission. (904)321-
21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY is
searching for a Medical Assistant to
support our Fernandln6 Beach office.
Candidates must have exp. as an MA in
a medical office setting. 8-5 work
hours. Visit the Careers section of
www,21stcenturvoncoloQy.com to view
job description and complete an app.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT -
Part-time, 2 to 4 hours per week
assisting retired executive with person
al finance, accounting, correspondence,
household bills, appointment schedul-
ing. Coordinating with Atlanta area
office via phone and email. Very flex-
ible hours, .in-home office. Confident-
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206 Child Care
HERE WE GROW AGAIN! Amelia -HOME DAY CARE For
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REMODEL WORK Licenred & insured
contractor. Home repairs/mobile home
repairs, demolition work, home'maint'.,
decks, yard cleanup & debris removal,
window & door replacements, &
everything in between. (904)491-4383
TRACTOR WORK AND/OR RENTAL -
Rent tractor, or tractor with operator,
GOOD & CHEAP HOME REPAIRS &
REMODELING 30 years in industry.
Licensed,' bonded & insured. Call for
more info (904)945-2139.
YARD WORK Planting, pruning,
mulching, raking, strawing, mowing,
weeding, & pressure washing. Call
MASTER ELECTRICIAN 45 yrs exp-
.erience. Low prices, work guaranteed.
Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)497-9992.
ROOM FOR RENT in my Christian
home forelderly person who needs
assisted help. CNA licensed. Please call
206 Child Care
. STATE LICENSED CHILDCARE
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years. Asking $135K. Great location,
Owner finance. Call 557-5007 Iv msg.'
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Financial aid if qualified Housing
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computers, criminal justice. Job place-
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601 Garage Sales
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dog kennels, '03 Suzuki Intruder
motorcycle, much more. 2106 Jekyll
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GARAGE SALE Sat. 3/21, 8am-12
noon. No early birds please. 2-family
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3-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. 3/21
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LIQUIDATION SALE NEW children's
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YARD SALE Sat. 3/21, 8am-?
Celebration Assembly of God, off US 17
South. Variety of stuff.
ESTATE SALE Sat. 3/28, 9am-5pm.
Furniture, kitchen items, linens, etc.
463049'SR 200 (AIA) YULEE, next to
Yulee Post Office.
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610 Air Conditioners
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MOVING SALE 4448 Bean St. Sat. machines, used all sizes w/Warr
3/21, 8am-? Tools, fishing, misc. Repairs to central & window AC's,
household items, refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)
1602 Articles for Sale 611 Home Furnishings
LARGE ABOVE GROUND POOL Paid
$3000. 10 mos old, $1500/OBO. Has'
foam round bottom. All accessories
included. For more info (904)556-
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE
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Time After Time by Bella
HANDICAPPED LIFT & SCOOTER -
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$850. (904)277-2104 or 261-5393,
ask for Joe or Roy.
Kingsize Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress & Boxspring Settlers Way,
Plush Euro Pillowtop. 3 yrs old, paid
over $1400 will sacrifice for $400.
Selling home & downsizing. (904)845-
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HDTV Sony 43" Hi Scan 1080i big
screen projection TV with stand, re-
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HP DesignJet color printer/plotter w/ 4
3' paper rolls for blueprints,
mapping, etc. like newel-Brother
Telefax 2100 fax machineel-Viewsonic
Digital Projector w/wheeled carrying
case great for presentations from a
laptop or other computere2-sets of
Harmon Kardon computer speakers -
new in box 1-8' "C-shaped" office desk
w/drawers and cabinetel-6'w x 3'd
.Office desk w/drawers*2-wheeled
printer stands w/shelves*2-3'w x 4'h
book shelves*1-Office ensemble,
includes: 1 corner desk w/computer
cabinet, 4 desk/tables, 3 two-tier
filing cabinets, 2 combination drawer
and file cabinet, 3, two level file
cabinet all matching* Various office
supplies: paper trays, folders, large &
small binders, clips, etc. Call 261-
5659 (9-5) to schedule appointment.
624 Wanted To Buy
WANTED Height adjustable used
massage table in good condition, with
headrest, bolster pillow, & all linens.
701 Boats & Trailers
IN-SHORE FISHING BOAT New
bottom paint, 60hp Tilt-N-Trim Mercury
motor, fish finder, live well. No leaks.
Must see. $1,500. (904)874-6518
802 Mobile Homes
Great Homes, 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. I10 acres 'in Yulee.
located off Hwy 17, great opportunity,
$245,000/make offer. Lauralyn Lewis,
(904)206-1059, Nick Deonas Realty.
3BR/2BA in Nassauville on 1/2 acre.
Appraised value at $93,000. for sale at
I 817 Other Areas
AUCTION 882 acres Huntsville,
Alabama City Limits. Sat. 4/11. Just
north of 1-565. Sewer available. Adj-
acent to Megasite. Garner Auctions,
Inc. garnerauctionsinc.com, Ken Garn-
er ALSL 1002, 877-914-SOLD. ANF
6BR/SBA FORECLOSURE $29,900.
Only $238/mo. 5%-down, 20 years @
8% apr. Buy 4BR $326/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext. 5760. ANF
Florida Land Bargain of the
Century! 2 acre waterfront homesite
only $69,900 (appraised at $169,900).
Pvt, gated comm w/2 recreational
lakes. Municipal water. & sewer. Low
taxes. 'Just 90 mins Orlando. Exc
financing. Call now (866)352-2249 ext
2184, FLlandbargains.com. ANF
851 Roommate Wanted
HOUSEMATES Fernandina, off
island. New home. Professional female,
clean, responsible. $350/mo. Call
852 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA DW on 1 acre in Wilson
Neck area of Yulee. W/D, CH&A.
$7,50/mo. + $750 deposit required on
12 mo. lease. 866-9561.or 225-0716.
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE on
Amanda Ct., in Lofton Creek. Call
2 & 3BR MOBILE HOMES for rent.
Furnished & unfurnished, $500-
$700/mo. Units available in Hilliard &
Yulee. Call Gregg (904)376-5190.
UNFURNISHED OR FURNISHED 3BR
- Beautiful ne'w decor. $800/mo.
Includes water, lawn, & pest control.
(904)315-1757 or 613-8401
2BR/2BA SPACIOUS DOUBLEWIDE
- on 2.5 acre lot. Large deck, water
softener. $790/mo. (904)583-1431
NICE SINGLEWIDE 2BR/1 shower, 1
acre, front porch, quiet n'hood, Wilson
Neck. $650/mo. + $650 dep.
Application, lease (negotiable). 225-
3BR/2BA MODULAR HOME with
above ground pool on 1/2 acre.
$950/mo. + $950 deposit. Service
animals only. Chester Rd., Yulee. (904)
S 855 Apartments
2BR/1BA furnished downstairs
oceanfront duplex for rent at 830 N
Fletcher. Master bedroom & living room
open onto covered oceanfront deck.
Unit has CH/A & washer/dryer. $1000/
mo including utilities + $700 dep & 6
month lease. Service animals only.
References required. $100 off 2nd
month's rent. Call 277-3317 or email
CALL ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN
SPECIALS March free. Gated
community. The Palms at Amelia (904)
2BR/1BA LOWER UNIT DUPLEX -
Close to beach, north end of island.
$800/mo. + $800 deposit + utilities.
1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS for
rent starting at $595. 2 .& .3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS .for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)261-0791 or visit our
site at www.atcdevelopment.com.
1BR/1BA AMELIA PARK 600 sq. ft.
$700/m6. + dep. Call (904)335-0539.
835 ELLEN ST. (off Tarpon). 2BR/
1.5BA TH. Close to beach. $850/rno.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-
TOWNHOUSE Fernandina Shores:
2BR/1.5BA, pool, tennis court, close to
beach. $800/mo. + dep. Call 277-1818
days, 261-3423 evenings & weekends.
UPSTAIRS APARTMENT Remodeled
2BR/2BA, W/D hookups, close to town
or beach. $850/mo. + $500 deposit.
2BR/1BA unfurnished upstairs beach
side duplex for rent at 832 N Fletcher.
Living room opens onto covered
oceanview deck. Unit has CH/A &
washer/ dryer. $975/mo + $700 dep &
6 mo. lease. Electric/water included.
Service animals only. References req'd.
$100 off 2nd month's rent. Call 277-
3317 or email rlemmond(acomcast.net.
ACROSS FROM OCEAN Downstairs
duplex, 2BR/1.5BA,. ceiling fans,
dishwasher, W/D hookups. $850/mo.
57 S. Fletcher Ave. (904)277-7622
100' TO BEACH 2BR/1BA, large
deck overlooking, ocean, CH&A, fresh
paint. 1132 N. Fletcher. $775/mo. +
$600 dep. References. (904,)261-7168
OCEANVIEW '3BR/1BA luxury
duplex, tile, central A/C, alarm, W/D,.
deck. 927 N. Fletcher. $995/mo. +
dep. Discount avail. (904)386-1005
OCEAN VIEW 2BR No lease. Service
2BR/2BA $700/mo includes utilities, animals only. $800/mo. + security
804 Amelia Island Homes $400 security deposit. Service animals deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.
only. (904)753-1691 I
3BR Vinyl ,sided, new appliances,
fenced yard,' patio, shed,. close to
historic district. $185K or lease
HISTORIC DISTRICT LOT Great
location for your custom home "or
investment. 'Sacrifice price of only
DUPLEX FOR SALE -'2BR/2BA each
side, completely rebuilt, all new
appliances, W/D hookup.' 1 unit
wheelchair accessible. Phillips Manor
area, close to beach & Ritz Carlton. Call
John Stack (904)556-4491.
EXCLUSIVE OCEAN VILLAGE
Beautiful 3BR/3BA backing to pond
& steps to ocean. (904)708-8234
FSBO-Reduced. 3/2 in beautiful Ocean
Ridge. New roof/kitchen/siding. Across
from comm. pool, 2 scrn'd tiled porch-
es, hot tub. $359,900: (904)556-4500
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon .at
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1 806 Waterfront I
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
DEEP WATER' HEAVEN
Home- on beautiful, large lot. Call
(904)849-7131 for more information.
$575,000. Possible owner financing.
KINGS FERRY .- 200ft +/- on St.
Marys River. 5 +/- acres on deep
water, private and safe. ONLY '$200K
GORGEOUS CLUB VILLA at AIP on
the marsh. Completely renovated. -By
owner/decorator; $370,000. Call (904)
808 Off Island/YuleE
OYSTER" BAY HARBOR 3BR/3BA
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
S(404)216-1063 fof appt.
YOUNG AMERICAN HOMES starting
at $129,900. The Hide-A-Way and
Heron Isles. No CDD fees. Call (904)
S 809 Lots
100X100' LOT Zoned Commercial,
mixed use. NW corrfer 9th & Date.
$79,500. Close by May 1st less 5%.
AMELIA PARK LOTS -.available for
half of original price. Call (904)753-
814 West Nassau County
HILLARD 4BR/3.5BA, 3478 sq. ft.
heated/air, plus bonus room, brick
custom built home on over 2.5 private
acres off of Andrews Rd. $398,000.
BLACKROCK AREA. 2BR/1BA in
small, very quiet trailer park. Water,
garbage, sewer & lawn service provid-
ed. ,$550/mo. + $500 dep. 261-6486
ROOM FOR RENT (Yulee). $500/mo.
Furnished. Own bathroom/use of
washer/dryer. Non-smoker. Access to
private pool. (904)225-9894
water, garbage, washer/dryer, cable TV,
carport. In Nassauville. 6 mo. lease.
$500/mo..+ $300 dep. (904) 277-3819
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.
BEACHES CHOICE Townhome,
2BR/1.5BA, 2 ocean view decks off of
bedroom & living room. W/D hookup.
Central A/C. Water & sewage included.
Service animals only. 1 yr lease
w/deposit. $875/mo. (904)261-4127
Furnished Oceanvjew Condo
2BR, beautiful hardwood & ceramic tile
floors, all new appliances incl flat-
screened TV. $750/month. 904-277-
2BR/1BA partially furnished condo
1/2 block from beach. $995/mo.
Utilities not included. Small pets OK.
Community pool, tennis court,
3BR/2BA MARINERS WALK
2BR/2BA HARRISON COVE
6 month lease & more.
AMELIA RENTALS (904)2,61-9129
C* Close to Shopping
Twenty Minutes to
- Jacksonville & Fernandina
City Apartments with Country Charm
Al (904) 845-2922
Sstw o 37149 Cody Circle
Eastwoo d aks Hilliard, Florida
APARTMENTS Mon.- Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat./Sun by Appt.
Have you visited Somerset Apartments
located on Amelia Island Parkwa\ ?
Look w4ht Wet V C to o4 4:
I* & 2 bedroom apailnienri homes
Single story design no stairs
Prices starting at just $595
SAll apartments meet ADA requiremenLs
24 hour emergency maintenance
Qualified Stieirg reL.ew= and ad,ildica'iri $Sloo ff n.irl.wet rein per nit.ntil
ARj., ask about uur FIE E RIE NT speti.ul pieritened "it dnt pr.-gram
041 4di (904) 261-0791
157 Condos-FurnisheI 1860 Homes-Unfurnished
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION -
Beautifully furnished 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
pool. $1100/mo. + utilities. No
EXCEPTIONAL LAGOON VILLA ON
AIP Steps from beach. 2BR/2BA.
Long term rental. $1500/mo. +
1ST MONTH RENT FREE 2/2
starting at $800 & 3/2 starting at
$900. 1st month rent free. Pay Secur-
ity Deposit and MI. Gated community
with heated pool. Call (904)277-1983.
LUXURY CONDO 3BR/2BA. Vaulted
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in
special, RTO. $1000/mo. (904)251-
LOUNGE BY THE POOL or walk to
beach! Amelia Woods newly renovated
2BR/2BA. Many extras. Water & sewer
Included. $900/mo. + dep, 415-0322
AMELIA LAKES 2BR/2BA CONDO -
W/D. Gated, 1st floor w/lake view;
fitness ctr, pool. Non-smoking. $925/
mo. 1 month free rent. (904)386-6288
-3BR/2BA Palms at Amelia. Pool, spa,
gated. Central island. $1000/mo.
GORGEOUS NEW 2BR/2.SBA TOWN
HOUSE www.ameliagreen In Fernan-
dina Beach. $1300/mo. (478)318-5089
.2BR/2BA DELUXE in Amelia La
Upstairs. Available April 1st. $900/
AMELIA ISLAND RENTAL 3BR/2BA,
1500sf, secluded Highland Hills. Lg
fenced yard, fireplace. $1100/mo. Avail
4/2. (904)753-0256 or (904)509-6060
2BR/1BA House carport, on island,
$800/mo. + $800 dep. Small Trailer
- acre + lot, Nassauville, $625/mo. +
$625 dep. (904)753-0165. Negotiable
LUXURY VICTORIAN RENTAL HOME
- Downtown, w/pool. Live/work. Amaz-
ing! $3500/mo. www.eppeshouse.com
ALMOST NEW 3BR/2BA. Yulee,
Heron Isles. Month to month. $795/
3/2 ISLAND HOME 2-car 'garage,
fenced yard, 1900sf. 1429 Plantation
Oaks. $1100/mo. Pets OK. Option to
buy/owner financing. (904)491-5058
AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA, tile floors,
lake viewr lots of upgrades, with W/D &
utilities incl. Avail furnished or unfurn-
ished. $790/mo + dep. 904-261-6780
ONLY 6 LEFT Amelia Green Town-
homes. Gorgeous 1707 sq. ft., 2BR/
loft/2.5BA townhome with master bed-
room on 1st floor'in all units. Fireplace
& attached garage, tile floors, bay
window (in some units), granite
counter tops, S/S appliances, screened
porches. $289,000. Call site agent at
1&2 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $630-$750
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R nas Rentas Renta sRetl
SINGLE F.NI.Y HONMIT ON ISL \ND
* 95035 Woodberra Lane (rhe Prctrn 't s BF. 4EB i.-): .Jo ,:
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* 4 15 Georgia Are i ff.. ib sEs i,.... has fireplace in family room,
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SIj r in. [i .1t.:.:., Sr,.l 1295
* 95053 Reserve Court 4Pi' .f' '. .r.r.dil -.:., i. ..,.: ..i.
riat :. , i i ar. iarsl Lj r ,i.:. 1 Ihs i.,:., ,r'. i..-n-r o J .. -
r... . .I i r :.- 1595
*,95069 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautiful'home with covered
patio anil well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fire-
place.in living room. $1595
* 2100 Belveder 2BR/1BA located close to middle and high school,
only one block from Atlantic Ave. Rear yard is fenced in. $900 '
* 2139 Sapelo Court,- 2BR/2BA Tir.a.rl.. h .,, I,.:.. .r:.I in quiet
small neighborhood. Home has br.,1,1.1 1..1. .: ,..0 1.nd carpeted.
$1000 . :. .
* 09' South 6th Street 2BR/1.5BA Beautiful landscaping,
enclosed courtyard, and located walking.distance to historic down-
town. $1175 .
* 4701 Rigging Drive (Golf Sidei South) 3BR/2BA Located in
prestigious golf side south where amenities include a community
swimming pool and east access to. the beach, Ritz Carlton and golf
club of Amelia just across the street. $1800
SINGLE FAMILY OFF ISI)AND)
* 86351 Eastport Drive (North Hampton) 4BR/3BA This is a
beautiful home with a large screened-in patio with a great view of
the lake. Kitchen opens up to family room and dining room.'Home
has fireplace in family room. $1800 ,
* 86016:Cherry Laurel (Hickory Village) 3BR/2BA Home locat-
..jI I1 [ ..rt I -r,.r .-..i. i...r. I., l., sur.r,[ |.l,. ,. ..h .'l-
ic ,r .cl 230....... $1250 i
* 88164 Cartesian Point Drive 3BR/2BA-home located close to I-
95 in beautiful Cartesian Point. $1050
* 95107 Twin Oaks Lane (Spanish Oaks) 3BR/2BA home with
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* IN 4th Street Apt. C IBR/1BA Located in historicidistrict. $600
883-B Mary Street 2BR/1.5BA Only 2 blocks from ocean, one car
: garage. $795
S15.93 ParkAve. (Amelia Park) 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to
',lthe Y.M.C.A. and centrally located near shopping centers. $1800
S* 95046 Sprinigtide Lane 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home
located in si gated community off A1A off of the Intercoastal water-
way, Rent includes water, garbage,%sewer and lawn service. $2475
95096 5-B -Barclay Place 3BR/2BA Townhorie located in gated
community. Enjoy'luxury living in this up-stairs unit with elevator
in garage. $1450 '
1854 Carnation (Amelia kark) 3BR/2.513A Beautiful main-
r stained home located across from neighborhood ,park. Wood floors
throughout lower level of home with carpet upstairs. Includes court-
yard for relaxing evenings. $1295
2850 South Fletcher 3BR/1BA beautiful ocean views. $1295
.* 2418 N.-First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA spend the summer evenings
enjoying the ocean views from the upper deck of this great town-
home. Located only one block from the ocean. Rent includes lawn
care and pest control. $925
2443B'First Ave. 3BR/2BA townhome with fireplace in family
, room. Home is only oniblock from the ocean. $900 4
FUItNISIHED ON ISLAND
3200 South Fletcher C-2 (Ocean Dunes) 2BR/BA enjoy the
warm evenings on the covered deck looking at the beautiful ocean,
or spend cool evenings relaxing by the fireplace. Cond6 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 every-
where.The upper level'deck has stairs that take you right to the
beach. Home is completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment.
401-B Mizell 3BR/2BA Fully furnished. All appliances and cook-
ware. Three bedrooms full of furniture. $1100
4210 South Fletcher 4BR/4BA Beautiful home located right.on
the ocean with wonderful ocean views. Home is fully furnished and
tastefully decorated. Rent includes electric, water, sewer and
P AY NEUTER
A Public Service Announcement by The News-Leader
Nassau County's Largest Sekctionx.o.
-.5 .. ... .....
Long Term i
CURTISS H. CURTISS H.
Real Estate. Inc. Real Estate; Inc.
* 1300 sq. ft. office space in Historic
District. $1,200/mo: + tax & util, 23. S.
10th Street. 1/2 block off
* 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.
*Apprqx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good
exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space $1350/mo + tax
* Approx 1,800 s.f. Retail Bldg 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
,2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at industrial Park by airport Roll
'up doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
*-DEER WALK 1,250 s.f. retailloffice
space. Units range from .$1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th' Street $1,685.mo
includes all .other fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed
*Approx 1,650 s.f. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St.,
just off of Centre St. Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo.+ 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
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* 1023 Isle Palm Ln 3BR/2BA with
pool, very nice. $ 1,250/mo. + util.
* 514 S. 14th St.- 3BR/I BA 4875/mo. +
Util. security, deposit $1,200. Avail.'
*3BR/IBA home in the, Historic
District. 23 S. 10th St. $1,1100/mo. +
*3BR/3BA Amelia Park 2,358 sq. ft.,
includes yard & pool maint.
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo. +
*2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn.,w/ 2
car garage, pool & tennis included.
$950/mo. + util.
0*2BRJ.IBA Mobile, .Home on Bailey
Road $700/mo + util.
*2801 Elizabeth St. 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck Oceanview $1,000/mo.
*3BR/2.5BA at Amelia Woods, short
distance to beach, pooltennis.Will do
lease purchase $1,250/mo.+ util.
*2BR/I BA Oceanfront Gar. Apt., 2822
S. Fletcher-$1,15I/mo. + util .
1521' Franklin St. 3/2, vecy nice.
.$1,200/mo.incL. yard maint.
*551. S. Fletcher Ave. 2BR/IBA
$850/mo. plus utilities.
*730 S. 14th St. 3BR/lBA, $850/mo,
until ; $1,200 security deposit
2BRI BA Oceanview., 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information
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Mars Coe &Somrse
6"/ / e A t
* 2 and 3 bedrooms
* Prices from $675
* Located on the marsh
* Swimming pool
, 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!
e Uky\ (904) 261-0791
3BR/1.SBA new kitchen (stove, cab-
inets, refrig.), fresh paint, on 1/2 acre.
95623 Arbor Ln. $950/mo. + sec. dep.
Available 4/1. Toni (904)710-5447.
2BR/2BA Fireplace, hardwood floors,
cozy, private, tidal water, good fishing,
on 120 acres close to town, off
Nassauville Rd. (904)703-4265
FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION -
FLORIDA STATEWIDE auction starts
April 18. 1000 homes MUST BE SOLD!
REDC Free brochure (800)756-2155,
GATED, 24/7 SECURITY, RESORT
STYLE LIVING Amelia National.
4BR/2.5BA, 2400sf, huge master,
stainless appliances, gas stove, quartz
counters. $1600/mo. See online:
www.ameliaislandliving.NET. Call (904)
716 S. 12TH ST. 3BR/2BA, recently
renovated, Washer, fenced yard, quiet
neighborhood. First, last, & deposit.
References. $895/mo. (904)261-5630
NICE 2BR/1BA COTTAGE on island
'with large yard, wood floors, all
appliances, 2 decks. $825/mo. Call
EGANS BLUFF 3BR/2BA, 2200sf,
fenced yard, pet friendly, fresh paint,
near beach. $1475/mo. (904)415-0105
American Beach 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1000/mo. North
Hampton 861452 N. H. Club Way,
4BR/4BA w/bonus, 2994sf, $2200/mo.
Don Brown Realty at 225-5510 or
5BR HOUSE 2510 1st Ave. Partial
ocean view. All appliances,i fenced in
backyard, close to everything. $1250/
mo.,(904)753-0882 or (904)277-2587
4/3.4SLAND HOME in Ocean Reach
subdivision. Heated pool, fenced in
back' yard, near beach, quiet neighbor-
hood. Small pets okay. No smoking.
One yearmlease. $1,600/mo. + 1 month
security deposit. (904)430-3253
COTTAGE IN YULEE so 2BR/1BA,
refurbished, CH&A, storage shed.
$695/ mo., 1st & last + $600 dep. Call
PAGE HILL All brick home, 3BR/2BA,
large lot, water softener, washer/dryer.
'$1095. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
BestAddress in Fertandina Beach
1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
/ Business Center
/ Gated Community
1925 S. 14T St., Suite 4
S, Amelia Island, FL
e o Sales (904)277-9700
Lf.1 rProperty Management
Surfside Properties, Inc. Tamm Hard (904)277-0907
Realtor" (9 42-07
3/2 IMMACULAIL hrc.me
in Spanish Oaks. Fenced
back yard. $180,000
OCEAN FRONTS 5 3:.:..:...u, :., 2 MOBILE HOME .:.n .:. 4BR I.5BA bi.:..: r,:. T,,. :.-
ly fully furnished beach home. an acre. Corner lot and fenced. island, North 14th, needs TL.c.
Wonderful views from almost every.iI o00 "
room in hethe house. Must seel $99,000 MLS #48333 $159,000 MLS# 47266
1,900,000 MLS# 45754
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS
I ON ISLAND I "' 1 .
*535-A Ocean Ave., 338-C Tarpon Ave .. -
2/2 upita.r, 3p3r.l I bredroo.m 1 bt.th
mernt Oce3nrlrort ,p.,rtrmn iur bl. ck
Create. i'.ie.i iniciud,:. ir.jm ri-e 1 wf.tsl
ialer $'S9 0 m-. riO rr.T':.......
*340-A Tarpon Ave.. 2 I COr..tERClL ..
bedroom 1 & 1/2 Corner of 8th &
bath 2 blocks from Beech, office space COMMERCIAL PROI
the beach. $750/mo. available. 1,200 sq. 222 S. 3rd St. Motivated
Let us manage your rental property
Have Tenants.......Need Properties
great investment property.
$280,000 MLS #48782
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
8th Street Out Parcel $1,200,000 #43189 Nip Galphin 277-6597
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
HUD HOMES r- 4BR/2BA $246/mo.
3BR Foreclosures. $199/mo. Stop
renting. 5% dwn, 15 yrs @8%. For
listings (800)366-9783 x5853. ANF
1BR COTTAGE Fenced yard, near
historic district. $600/mo. + security &
references. (904)415-0311 or (904)
SPACIOUS 4BR/3BA $879/mo.
Pool, lawn maint., W/D optional, all
appliances.. Call Tammy. (904)277-
3BR/2BA NEW HOME for rent.
$1300/mo. + $1300 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
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.
1405 BEECH ST.. 3BR/2BA, recently
remodeled, fenced yard, W/D, deck off
master, small pet. Negotiable. $975/
mo. 556-5493, 557-1948,
YULEE 4BR/2.5BA, 2200sf, like.new.
$1250/mo. Call Jackie at (904)556-
860 CASHEN DR. on: island. Cute,
2BR/1BA cottage, near everything.
Refrig., A/C's, ceiling fans, deck, yard.
$750/mo. Pis drive by, call # on sign.
3BR/2BA in Ocean View Estates,
close to beach", 1700sf. 1 year lease.
'$1550/m6. Call (904)885-1356.
4BR/3BA 2800sf split plan, near
beach & greenway, pool. Available.now
with 12 month lease, longer term
considered. Includes pool & lawn
service. $1875/mo.. (904)556-2929
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000.
Only $199/mo. 5%o down 15 years @l
8% apr. Buy 4BR $259/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
OLD TOWN 3BR/1.5BA, water views,
'nice yard, porch, private. Avail now. No
smoking. 1 yr leasp. $800/mo. + $8p0
sec dep. Call Maria (603)235-5974.
THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS '(904)
FOR RENT 2 units avail! 2BR/2BA,
completely rebuilt, all-new appliances,
W/Dr hookup. 1 unit wheelchair
accessible. Phillips Manorarea, close to
beach & Ritz Carlton. Avail 3/1,
$1,000/urit/mb. Call John Stack (904)
2BR/2BA HOME for rent. 109 N.
18th St. $1000/mo. (404)421-4860
GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD $1250/mo.
3BR/2BA home with built-ins. Fenced
backyard. Pets OK. Year lease. Call
3BR/2BA NEW HOME $1100/mo. +
deposit (negotiable). Call Joe at (904)
ON THE WATER Great views.
3BR/2BA. 1600 sq. ft., screened porch,
2nd floor balcony, deck. $1050/mo
(904)491-0519 or 945-2139
1861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.'
Summer Beach Village 3BR/2BA,
gar., furn., gated comm., pool, 5 mins
to beach. $600/wk. (excl) or $2000/
mo. incl utils. 261-6204, 206-0035
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE Down-
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597'
Office Space includes, utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
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.
OFFICE SUITE FOR LEASE at 1890
S. 14th St. $800/mo. Call 261-8822.
MULTIPLg OFFICE SPACES
AVAILABLE 100 to 1000+ sq ft.
Locations hear AIP on Amelia Island
and AlA & US17 in Yulee. Perfect for
Small Businesses and Professionals.
:Call Chaplin Williams Rentals 261-0604
or Visit ChaplinWilliamsRentals.c'om
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
DOWNTOWN "CHANDLERY BUILD-
ING". Small offices available. Call
FOR LEASE r 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
MUST SELL .- Autos, PU's & Vans. Geo'
Tracker, mini-van, S/W. Cash/make
pymts/flnance. All running. Starting
$800-$3500. For details 261-5034.
SATURN ION 2003. 31,000 miles,
original owner, automatic, 4-door,
garage kept, non-smoker, like new.
$6,450. Call (904)548-1142.
2002 CAMARO CONVERTIBLE Red.
50,200 miles. Runs great. Too manly
cars, need to sell one. $7,800. Call
Police, Impounds '97 Honda Civic
$500. '95 Toyota Camry $550. '97 VW
Jetta.$750. For listings call (800)366-
9813 x9275. ANF
CHEVY S10 PICKUP Excellent
condition, $5000. 2004 Ford Escape
4WD Mint condition, 46,000 miles,
garage kept.. Carfax. $8500/OBO.
Police Impounds For Sale '97
Honda Accord $500. '.97 Honda Civic
$500. For listings call (800)366-9813
ext 9271. ANF
'90 JEEP WRANGLER 52,000 mi.
Air, stereo. $4,350. (904)491-6089"
FOR SALE Grand Marquis Mercury.
Less than 4,000. $12,500. Call (904)
HONDA ACCORD '95 $500. Acura
Integra '94 $750. Nissan Altima '97 ,
$800. '.Police .impounds for sale.
Hondas, Chevys, Jeeps. For listings
(800) 366-9813 ext 9499. ANF
1996 JEEP CHEROKEE for sale.
Good condition, 4 door, manual.
$1,500 Firm. Contact 225-8190 or
'95 CHEVY ASTRO VAN White.
$1300. '01 FORD E350 CLUB
WAGON Red. $2900. Call (904)277-
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