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PHOTOS BY ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER
Baked goods and handmade decorative items were available for purchase at the annual bazaar put on by the First Presbyterian Church
Women Oct. 30. Genie Bennet, right, looks at the sale ornaments on the Christmas tree. For more Holiday Happenings, see page 3B.
Gators vs. Bulldogs sets the bar
The Florida House Inn and Green
Turtle Tavern renewed their rivalry
last weekend, overshadowing a rather
dull football game between the Florida
Gators and Georgia Bulldogs.
Gators fans are loud, Bulldogs fans
sometimes even louder, and the rack-
et cost a Green Turtle bartender a
ticket for a $1,000 fine for violating
the city noise ordinance.
According to a city police report,
"The complaint was received from a
William Miller, who claimed he was a
guest staying at the Florida House
Inn and declined to speak with an offi-
cer." The call was recorded at 1:02
a.m. Saturday, as fans warmed up for
During their conversation, "a bar
patron yelled, 'The Florida House
sucks!' at an extremely loud level,"
the officer wrote, but which of the 15
bar patrons could not be determined.
Werder then received a notice to
appear in court with a fine of $1,000
for a second violation (he previously
received a written warning and $250
fine for a noise violation).
The Bulldog letter writer dissent-
ed. "The only loud noise that occurred
was when police antagonized the exit-
ing patrons by treating us like cattle!
I am sorry to say that next year my
family and my money will visit Ponte
Vedra Beach or St. Augustine for
Georgia/Florida weekend," Myers
NOISE Continued on 3A
the game later that day.
Richard Myers of Tybee Island,
Ga., in a letter to the editor (see page
7A), wrote, "During my family's annu-
al visit to beautiful Amelia Island for
Georgia/Florida weekend, we left our
hotel and went downtown for a late
meal and some local color. The town
was abuzz with many fellow Bulldogs
enjoying the local nightlife."
He maintained, "There was no live
music and an older crowd of well-
behaved locals and visiting Bulldogs"
at the Green Turtle.
A police officer, however, reported,
"I could clearly hear loud talking and
yelling coming from the outside porch
area of Green Turtle by bar patrons
... I was standing over 100 feet away."
The city ordinance proscribes noise
outside a 25-foot limit.
Officer M.S. Mazuryk said "due
to loud music inside the bar" the bar-
tender was asked to come outside
and talk. Informed of the complaint,
bartender Jeffrey James Werder told
police "in his opinion his patrons were
not being loud and that the complaint
was fictitious," according to the
Fernandina Beach residents may
be asked to vote on a new city charter
in its entirety rather than by separate
amendment questions in the upcoming
April municipal election.
As the result of a workshop
Tuesday, city commissioners are ask-
ing members of the former Charter
Review Committee to meet with them
to discuss how residents should vote
on the new city charter.
So far, six questions about amend-
ments to the charter have been put to
voters in the last two city elections.
But there are still several dozen
changes that must be approved by ref-
erendum before the revised charter
can be fully adopted by the city.
City Attorney Tammi Bach, who
previously put together the ballot lan-
guage for the charter, said she had
chosen 11 ballot questions for com-
missioners to decide on before next
April's election. Because there must
be two public readings of the ques-
tions before the election, Bach said
she hoped to have the language togeth-
er before the end of January.
But former Charter Review
Committee member Burton Bright
said the charter, which the committee
worked on for 11 months in 2006-7,
was meant to be taken as a whole doc-
Bright said extensive "word-
smithing" went into creating the doc-
ument, and that all the sections are
interrelated. "If you change a piece, it
CHARTER Continued on 3A
Tuesday next week 3A
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Pvt. Zachary Leadingham is congratulated by his father, Fernandina Beach Police Officer Ritchie Benton, after he graduated Oct. 30 in an indoctrination ceremony on the Fort
Benning, Ga., parade field, right. Lt. Col. Montieth Stewart of Fernandina Beach traveled with parents Ritchie and Shelly Benton to the ceremony to pin on the Blue Infantry
Cord, which signifies Pvt. Leadingham as an infantryman, left. At 17, he was the youngest member of his class, graduating in the top 10 percent in both marksmanship and
physical fitness. His assignment is the 10th Mountain Division headquartered at Fort Drum, N.Y., but it is currently under deployment orders to operations in Afghanistan. On
Wednesday, the nation honors its veterans, 5A.
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50 YEARS AGO
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Date St., is in urgent need away
of donations of non-perish- October
able food to hand out to Medical
those in need, including: Beach.
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Volunteers will be on hand dren an
at Winn Dixie in Yulee Nov. dren.
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Angels is in need of bleach, at 2:00 p.
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to tobacco. Classes are on Debo
Monday's Nov. 9-Dec. 14 Knigh
from noon-1:30 p.m. in the
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AARP will meet at 1 p.m. by 3-Brc
Nov. 10 at the Council on Kenneth
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items to the veterans at the ices w
VA Hospital in Lake City.
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nate, call John Megna at Fl
277-2143 before Nov. 10. FlU
Members are reminded to
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ber meeting, impact o
ha S. Barber
ha S. Barber, 69, passed
31, 2009 at Baptist
Center in Fernandina
was born October 28,
Statesboro, GA and
Yulee, FL in 1969 from
eville, GA. Mrs. Barber
ithful Christian and a
* of Nassau Baptist
She was baptized by
y Montgomery in the
River. She retired from
al Bag Company after
of service. Her family
t important to her. She
*d to cook and shop.
vors include her hus-
53 years, Vernon L.
Sr.; two sons, Vernon L.
r. and James D. Barber
a); a daughter, Lori
Barber, all of Yulee, FL;
r and sister in law, Bill
y Edwards of Sylvania,
sister, Virginia Buxton
s, GA; eight grandchil-
d two great grandchil-
ral services were held
m. Wednesday, Novem-
the Stephens Chapel at
ine Funeral Home with
y Montgomery offici-
terment followed in the
urial estate in Green
cemetery. The family
friends from 6:00 until
Tuesday at Green Pine
Green Pine Funeral Home
orah Hicks Knight, 57,
George, passed away
November 3 at her res-
ollowing a lengthy ill-
e was born in Folkston,
te Lemon Kellon Hicks
s Avan Green. She was
er of New Life Baptist
in St. George.
s survived by her hus-
rnest D. Knight; Son:
)aniel (Wendy) Knight;
r: Brandy Avan Knight;
s: Margaret Geraldine
Pickren, Billie (Billy)
nd Helen Elizabeth
a Brother: Clyde "Bo"
an) Hicks; 3-Grand-chil-
itlyn Hair, Gavin Knight
rteney Knight; and sev-
ces, nephews, cousins
was preceded in death
others: Dwight Hicks,
h "Rook" Hicks and
family received friends
day, November 4 at
Funeral Home from 6-
raveside funeral serv-
ere held Thursday,
November 5 at 2:00 PM at
Conner-Green Cemetery with
Rev. James Conner officiating.
Condolences may be
expressed by signing the guest
book at www.shepardfh.com.
Shepard Funeral Home
Nina Evelyn Palmer
Mrs. Nina Evelyn Palmer,
76, of Waycross died Tuesday at
St. Vincent's Medical Center in
She was born in Alma,
Georgia to the late James Lee
"Jake" Tanner and Sarah
Elizabeth "Betty" Deen Tanner.
Mrs. Palmer was raised and
educated in Bacon County
before moving to Waycross at
the age of 18.
After high school she went
on to attend Brewton Parker
College in Mt. Vernon, Georgia
for two years. She has spent the
majority of her life in Waycross
and Ware County.
In Waycross Mrs. Palmer
was a member of St. Joseph
Catholic Church. There she
served on the Council of
Catholic Women and the
Parrish Council. She was a
member of the choir and co-
founder of Birthright of
This year St. Joseph Catholic
Church honored Mr. and Mrs.
Palmer with the 2009 Gartland
Award. Mrs. Palmer loved to
serve others. She was often
cooking for and visiting shut-
ins. She loved to fish, work in
her flower garden and spend
time with her children and
Along with her parents, Jake
and Betty, she was preceded in
death by a son, Michael
Christopher Palmer and a broth-
er, Jimmy Tanner.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 57 years, Joseph S.
Palmer, Sr., of Waycross, four
children, Joseph S. Palmer, Jr.,
and his wife Pamela of
Fernandina Beach, Florida,
Michele Palmer Harris and her
husband Eddie of Waycross,
Mary Palmer Williams and her
husband Chris of Valdosta,
Samuel Mark Palmer of
Waycross, seven grandchildren,
Trey Palmer and his wife Leigh
of St. Augustine, Florida,
Richard Palmer and his wife
Emily of Yulee, Florida, Sam
Harris of Athens, Georgia,
Jessie Kalinowski and her hus-
band Cody of Jasper, Florida,
Mikey Harris, Matthew Harris,
Zachary Harris all ofWaycross,
a sister, Linda Tanner Rushing
and her husband Troy of
Baxley, and numerous nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
A Mass of the Resurrection
to celebrate the life of Nina
Evelyn Palmer will be held
today, Friday, November 6,2009
at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic
A Rosary service was held at
5:30 p.m. with visitation follow-
ing until 8 pm, Thursday at the
Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Birthright of
Waycross, Inc., P.O. Box 1994,
Waycross, Georgia 31502.
Sympathy may be expressed
by signing online at www.mile-
Miles Odum Funeral Home
Frances D. "Nanny"
Wojciechowicz, 80, of Yulee
passed away Tuesday, Nov 3,
Born in Trenton, N.J. to
Francis J. Hayes and Elvira
Weasner, Frances was a loving
and devoted wife, mother,
mother, and friend.
She was a member of
Celebration Assembly of God
She is preceded in death by
her husband Charles, and is sur-
vived by her daughters Robin
Zwartjes (George), Tammy
Zwartjes (Gary), and sons
Robert Peak, Timothy Peak
(Amy), and Brother Robert P
Taylor, many grandchildren and
A memorial service will be
held today, Friday, Nov 6, 2009
at 4 pm at Celebration Assembly
of God Church located at
850472 US Hwy. 17, Yulee, FL
In lieu of flowers, please
send donations to Celebration
Assembly of God Church, PO
Box 579 Yulee, FL 32041.
Frances loved Jesus and is
an angel of God. She was a very
kind, thoughtful, and generous
soul with a "heart of gold". She
is forever loved and will be for-
Hardage- Giddens Funeral Home
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Mrs. Karen Loretta
Parker, 46, of Kingsland, Ga.,
died at the South East Georgia
Health System's Brunswick
Campus, Friday evening, Oct.
The funeral service was held
graveside at 1 p.m. on Thursday,
Nov. 5, 2009 in Hughes
Cemetery in Yulee, with Pastor
Edward Dixon presiding.
Callahan FuneralHome and
Coastal Camden FuneralHome.
shots available for eligible veterans
effort to reduce the
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connected illness, eligible
veterans may obtain a flu vac-
cination through Jan. 30 at
the Gainesville VA Medical
Center, near the main lobby, or
at the Lake City VA Medical
This is an especially chal-
lenging influenza season this
year. Many people have suf-
fered severe consequences
from the flu. It is very impor-
tant for every veteran to get his
or her flu shot.
The flu shot is the only
measure of protection from the
influenza virus. If you have not
had your flu shot yet for the
year, come in now for your flu
The Gainesville VAMC will
also host two Saturday clinics
on Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 from 9
For more information please
contact Jackie Beane at 352-
376-1611, ext. 4715.
Veterans enrolled within
the North/Florida South
Georgia Veterans Health
System also can get the sea-
sonal flu shot at the St. Marys,
Ga., CBOC, Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday, 8-11 a.m. and 1-
3 p.m., or at the Jacksonville
OPC (main location), Monday
through Friday, 8-11 a.m. and 1-
3 p.m. Call the NF/SGVHS sea-
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8387, ext. 3358.
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FRIDAY, November 6,2009 NEWS News-Leader
City may enact code of ethics
A new city code of ethics,
recently written by City
Attorney Tammi Bach, was dis-
cussed by Fernandina Beach
Commissioners during a work-
There had been discussion
by previous commissioners that
a code of ethics be part of a
newly revised city charter, but
it was later decided it should
be separate. The code regulates
the actions of elected and
appointed city officials and
employees in their dealings
Continued from 1A
affects something else," he said.
"Every single (section) was
unanimously approved by all of
us.... You should look at it as an
Amy Bryan, another former
committee member, said the
group rewrote the charter "as a
"We thought it was being
voted on as a complete piece,"
Bryan said. "We almost need to
reconvene another charter com-
Commissioner Ken Walker
said the document as a whole
should be presented on the bal-
lot. "This thing could drag on for
years if we don't do it this way,"
But Commissioner Tim
Poynter said one charter provi-
sion he would like to see
changed is having particular
"seats" for the city commission
"I don't understand why
we're having one person pick a
seat," said Poynter, because the
seats don't represent any par-
ticular districts. Poynter noted
NOISE Continued from 1A
The next day, at 7:02 p.m.
Sunday, police received
another noise complaint from
Florida House owner Dianne
Warwick. She said the Green
Turtle had a band "playing
amplified music that could
be heard over 100 feet from
the establishment." Police
responded but the band had
stopped playing and no noise
violations were observed,
according to the report.
It wasn't just Bulldogs
fans that objected to the city
crackdown on noise. Mark
Osteen of Philadelphia also
wrote a letter to the editor
about World Series baseball,
complaining, "God forbid you
cheer for your Phillies a little
too loud in the city limits,
you might get fined or arrest-
ed! Your noise ordinance is
anti-business and anti-Ameri-
can! Your city won't get my
tourist dollars ever again!"
After numerous loud and
sometimes heated public
hearings, the city revised its
noise ordinance earlier this
year following years of com-
plaints by the Florida House
Inn about noise emanating
from the Green Turtle next
door on Third Street.
The Gators easily defeat-
ed the Bulldogs in their
annual game Saturday after-
noon in Jacksonville, shush-
ing the Georgia fans. Mean-
while, the Florida House/
Green Turtle clash contin-
ues, its partisans yet to be
A Callahan man died
Wednesday evening when
his pickup truck rear-ended
a log truck on the West Side
of Nassau County.
Paul S. Zobel, 51, of
Callahan was pronounced
dead at the scene after his
2007 Toyota truck collided
with the rear of a log truck
attempting to make a right
turn from southbound US 1
onto Pratt Siding Road about
6:20 p.m., according to a
Florida Highway Patrol
Zobel failed to stop, the
release stated, causing
severe crush damage to his
truck, which was a total loss.
The driver of the log truck,
Joseph G. McMannes, 45, of
Hilliard was not injured but
his truck had an estimated
$20,000 damage, the release
Im for less government, not more of it.'
CITY COMMISSIONER TIM POYNTER
with the public and private
Commissioner Tim Poynter
voiced concern that money
would be spent on an "ethics
officer," a new position sug-
gested in the new code.
"I'm for less govern-
ment, not more of it," said
Bach noted that there is a
section in the new ethics code
that in some cases, someone
running for one seat could be
elected with no competition,
while the other candidate might
compete with several others.
He suggested the two candi-
dates with the most votes
should take whatever two seats
But Mayor Susan Steger
asked what would happen if a
candidate "wanted to run
against a particular person who
Bright noted that the lan-
guage for commissioner seats
was left in the charter to accom-
modate future districting.
"I would buy into the district
thing if it meant something, but
it doesn't," said Poynter.
"We left the framework (in
that applies to businesses work-
ing with the city, and that hav-
ing an ethics code separate
from the state's would allow the
city to enforce it without involv-
ing the state.
Commissioner Eric Childers
said that, although he did not
like "legislation for legislation's
sake," a city ethics code would
"bring it in-house."
"What's serious to us may
the charter) so that if you want
to go to districting, you can,"
Bryan said the committee
had discussed the possibility of
adding districts by ordinance
or resolution at a later time.
Walker said he was also con-
cerned about new language
eliminating runoff elections. "I
think we lose something when
we do away with runoffs," he
Bryan noted that, because
commissioners already were
disagreeing with some of the
amendments, she didn't know if
it would be possible to have a
vote on the entire charter.
"We met as a committee, and
we weren't given any input," she
said. "When we presented it (to
the city commission), it wasn't
that well received."
Bach conceded that when
the commission reviewed the
document in 2008, "they did not
accept all the changes."
Bunch expressed interest in an
all-inclusive charter amendment
package for voters. "I want to
look at it more," he said, "and
the (charter review) committee
Refunds due for
TALLAHASSEE - Florida's
Public Service Commission has
approved a refund of more than
$364 million for Florida Power
& Light Company customers
due to over-recovery for fuel
costs. FPL customers, includ-
ing those in Nassau County, will
see the refund reflected as a
one-time credit on their January
Fuel and cost recovery
charges for Florida Public
Utilities Co., which provides
electricity service to Amelia
Island residents, will be decid-
ed by the state commission on
For January bills only, FPL
residential customers using
1,000 kwh will receive a $44.46
credit. The credit amount will
increase or decrease according
to energy usage.
Based on the new charges,
the total monthly electric bill
for FPL residential customers
using 1,000 kwh will decrease
from the current charge of
$110.72 to $95.43. The fuel por-
tion of the bill will decrease by
But that bill is subject to
change pending the outcome
of FPL's current rate case. That
controversial case, which would
allow FPL to increase rates, is
expected to be decided Jan. 29.
Fuel adjustment rates and
cost recovery clause charges
for Progress Energy Florida
and Tampa Electric Co. were
also determined after an evi-
dentiary hearing, where the
commission considered each
utility's 2010 projected costs for
fuel and purchased power as
well as actual costs for 2008 and
Utilities are allowed to recov-
er the prudently incurred fuel
and purchased power costs nec-
essary to meet customer
demand but may not earn a
profit on fuel purchases. The
fuel charge appears as a sepa-
rate line item on customer bills.
Beginning in January, Progress
Energy Florida residential cus-
tomers using 1,000 kwh will see
their bills decrease from the
current charge of $127.31 to
$127.26. The fuel portion of the
bill will decrease by $9.89.
Tampa Electric Co. residen-
tial customers using 1,000 kwh
will have bills decrease from
the current charge of $114.67 to
$113.21. The fuel portion of the
bill will decrease by $6.32.
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"I don't think we need to
have an ethics officer," said City
Commissioner Jeffrey Bunch.
"I still feel that the person
would be assigned by the city
manager or city clerk.... I feel
we already have three ethics
officers. I don't think we need
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shop meetings in the future.
should come back again,
"It's almost like starting
new," said Bach. "I suggest we
have another meeting, and go
through this whole thing. ...
Legally you can take it as one
document; other communities
do it. Commissioner Poynter
wanted to address the election,
so maybe we (also) can look at
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should get as many members of
the former charter review com-
mittee together for their input.
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and available for sale that day
in stores and racks throughout
The newspaper is being
published a day early because
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and
there is no mail delivery that
As a result, all deadlines
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store security guard
JASON YURGARTIS cation between the women.
News Leader One man shouted, telling
them to stop. As the two dis-
A shoplifting incident engaged, he realized one was
Monday at Beall's department store security and made note
store in Fernandina Beach of the car license plate num-
became a robbery investiga- ber, the report stated. The
tion after the suspect alleged- other witness told police the
ly attacked a store security suspect was fighting hard and
officer, then fled the scene. viciously. She also assisted
According to a Fernandina police in recalling the tag num-
Beach Police Department ber of the getaway vehicle.
report, the incident happened According to the report,
about 4:30 p.m. when a secu- the suspect also left evidence
rity officer saw a woman steal at the scene when she
clothing from the store at dropped a brown and yellow
1439 Sadler Road. When the beaded bracelet she was wear-
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hend the woman outside the struggle.
store she was punched in the All told, the suspect made
face by the suspect, who then off with three tops and two
fled the scene in a yellow 2010 pairs of pants with a total value
Chevy Cobalt, the report stat- of $140, the report stated.
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Police units searched the the store security officer was
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4A FRIDAY, November 6,2009 NEWS News-Leader
Ambassadors for Peace' on Amelia Island
NEW YORK- The Institute
for International Sport hosted
the inaugural Ambassadors of
Peace Dinner on Oct. 28 at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel here.
Jack Keigwin, CEO of Sound
Point Asset Management on
Amelia Island, and his wife
Beverly were recognized
amongst other distinguished
individuals for their "profound
appreciation" of the scholar-ath-
lete/artist and sportsmanship
programs of the institute.
The dinner featured Colin
Powell as keynote speaker and
contributes to the institute's
important initiative, the World
Youth Peace Summit, to be held
in Connecticut in 2011.
Both Jack and Beverly
Keigwin were lauded for their
passion about mentoring young
people, particularly those at
"We have learned from our
work with young people from
many nations, where we have
lived, taught or visited, that they
can be powerful transforma-
tional agents of change, not
only for themselves and their
people, but for the betterment
of the world," said Jack
Keigwin. "Beverly and I believe
in the enormous goodwill
which will result from the 2011
World Youth Peace Summit,
and we are proud to support
this initiative and to have been
selected as 2009 Ambassadors
of Peace honorees."
The Keigwins are no
strangers to the cultural and
educational programs that the
summit will feature. At Bryant
College in Rhode Island, where
Jack Keigwin taught, the
Keigwins established a pro-
gram with the Tbilisi Business
School/European School of
Management that enables two
or three Republic of Georgia
students each year to study at a
college or university in the
The Republic of Georgia
exchange program continues
to thrive at Jacksonville
University where Jack Keigwin
is a member of the university's
Executive Committee and
serves as university treasurer.
The Keigwins reside on Amelia
The Institute for
International Sport, founded by
Dan Doyle in 1986, has organ-
ized numerous U.S. and world
scholar-athlete games for the
past two decades with the goal
of promoting peace through the
medium of sports and the arts.
In 2011, the World Youth Peace
Summit will help current and
former scholar-athletes and
scholar-artists develop peace
initiatives for their home com-
munities or countries, and give
them the tools to implement
their programs successfully.
These young community
leaders will create a grassroots
global network of peace
advocates to foster a more
peaceful world. Participants will
receive leadership training and
targeted assistance in social
entrepreneurship and develop-
ment of community-based pro-
During the next two years, a
range of municipalities, aca-
demic institutions, community
and religious groups will be
offered the opportunity to host
a Peace Lecture or Peace
Performance to support the
2011 World Youth Peace
Summit. An international Walk
for Peace will be organized dur-
ing a May weekend in 2011
with support from thousands
of Scholar-Athlete Games grad-
For more information, visit
the World Youth Peace
Summit's website www.youth-
peacesummit.org or contact
Lisa Mahoney at (860) 983-3564
Amelia Island residents Jack and Beverly Keigwin with Gen. Colin Powell after the
Keigwins were honored at the inaugural Ambassadors of Peace Dinner in New York
City on Oct. 28.
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GAINESVILLE - With the
state's high jobless rate,
Florida's real estate outlook is
plagued by the most dangerous
condition to delay an economic
recovery: uncertainty, accord-
ing to the latest University of
"Most economists think the
recession is over, but people are
afraid to spend money as unem-
ployment keeps going up,
which creates problems for
every sector of the real estate
market," said Timothy Becker,
director of UF's Bergstrom
Center for Real Estate Studies,
which conducts the quarterly
Florida's unemployment rate
climbed to 11 percent in
September, its highest level
since 1975, Becker said. That,
along with a large number of
foreclosures, places Florida
near the bottom of states expect-
ed to recover from the eco-
nomic downturn, he said.
"Florida was the first one
into the recession and it's prob-
ably going to be the last one
out," he said.
The latest survey finds com-
mercial real estate the weakest
sector of the economy, with no
improvement expected until the
job market turns around,
Becker said. As retailers strug-
gle, they are asking landlords
for rent abatements, and instead
of expanding, are deciding not
to renew leases and even close
stores, he said.
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Dollar Store and Dollar Tree
seem to be weathering the hard
times, but in most cases retail-
ers are not doing well," he said.
The state's high unemploy-
ment rate also has taken its toll
on the housing sector, Becker
said. Although the foreclosure
market is "going gangbusters"
right now because of extreme-
ly low prices, total sales of sin-
gle-family homes will probably
decline as people's uncertainty
about whether they will contin-
ue to have jobs grows, he said.
Survey respondents expres-
sed fear about another large
wave of housing foreclosures if
more people lose jobs and fall
behind on their mortgage pay-
ments, Becker said. "There is a
lot of speculation that there
could be a double-dip recession,
where we recover just a little
bit and then go back into reces-
sion again," he said.
Although the outlook for
readily available capital has not
improved as banks continue
their reluctance to lend money,
survey respondents believe that
foreign investment may provide
some relief, Becker said. With
the favorability of exchange
rates for the Euro against the
dollar and the availability of
desirable commercial property
at low prices, international
investors are starting to enter
Florida's real estate market, he
"Everybody thinks that
Florida will rebound because
we have so much going for us -
the sun shines every day and
there are a lot of advantages to
living here, he said. "Foreign
investors see that too and
believe their prospects are good
for long term investments."
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FRIDAY, November 6,2009 NEWS News-Leader
Veterans Day parade
A Veterans Day Parade
sponsored by American
Legion Post 54, Fernandina
Beach, will be held Saturday
at 11 a.m. Parade line-up will
be at 10:30 a.m. at the baseball
field at Ash and 11th streets.
The parade will move down
Ash and then Centre streets.
Salute to veterans
Savannah Grand Assisted
Living Community, 1900
Amelia Trace Court,
Fernandina Beach, will host a
"Veteran's Salute" Nov. 11 at 2
p.m. Guest speaker will be
Capt. Donald L. Holland,
Supply Corps, U.S. Navy
(Retired). Also attending will
be the Fernandina Beach
High School ROTC Color
Guard, with Connor Holland
playing taps and patriotic
music performed by Gary
Tomlinson at 4 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be served and the
public is welcome to bring a
photo of a loved one that
served the U.S. For informa-
tion call 321-0898.
The Theodore H.
Hernandez American Legion
Post 54, Fernandina Beach,
will dedicate its new building
at 626 South Third St with a
ceremony on Veterans Day,
Nov. 11, at 4 p.m., with a social
event to follow.
The public is invited.
The new building features
an attractive hall with a capaci-
ty of 125 people that members
of the Legion family and the
public can rent for parties,
meetings and other events.
There is also a small private
conference room with a capac-
ity of 35 people that can be
rented for meetings. In addi-
tion to these rooms Legion
members and their guests can
enjoy a new clubroom and a
full service kitchen.
For information about the
dedication, or rental of the
facilities call 261-7900.
Fort Clinch State Park will
host a Veterans Day program
saluting all who have served
in the Armed Forces at 7:30
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.
The program includes a
timeline of men and women
portraying soldiers from each
major military conflict in
United States history. Visitors
can bring a lawn chair or blan-
ket and sit on the fort grounds
during the presentation.
Admission to the park and
program is free with a canned
food donation for each person
attending. Donations will be
given to the Barnabas
Center's food bank to help
those in need.
For information, visit
Nassau County American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 174
presents "Alhambra Comes to
Town" featuring the Mary L.
Singleton Dazzling Diamonds
at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the
Women's Club, 201 Jean Lafit-
te Blvd. Dr. Dawn McDermott
directs this senior citizen tal-
ent show, "Can you shake a
Tickets are $40 per person,
which includes dinner and the
This is a fundraising event
to help renovate American
Legion Post 174 at 12th and
For ticket information con-
tact Courtney Tyson-Shelby at
491-3419 or Evelyn Roberts-
Hunt at (904) 206-2707.
Purchase your tickets online
tickets will be sold at the door.
Seating is limited.
Amelia Island Plantation
supports and appreciates
service men and women
through a variety of programs.
Seaside Salute is a special
package including weekends
to support active duty and
retired military. A rate of $119
per night in a deluxe, ocean-
view Amelia Inn room is avail-
able with proof of a military
ID through the end of 2009
(use promo code HOTDAT).
Amelia Island Plantation is
also participating in Warrior
Vacations, a charitable founda-
tion giving active military per-
sonnel who have been
deployed overseas in the last
12 months the opportunity to
reconnect with their families
in a vacation setting at no cost.
The Warrior Vacation stays at
Amelia Island Plantation also
include 50 percent off food
and beverage, recreation and
spa services in addition to free
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For Fernandina Beach it all
started 27 years ago on
Veterans Day in 1982 when 37
members of American Legion
Post 54 proudly marched
throughout the community
displaying their colors, the
American flag and the
banner of the American
Legion for all the town's peo-
ple to see. Their walk honored
all veterans who committed
themselves to fight for the
American dream: life, liberty
and justice for all.
This original Veterans Day
parade and each subsequent
annual tradition live on
because of the efforts of one
local woman, Cathy Dopson.
Ms. Cathy is well-known in
the community since she
drove a school bus in the area
for over 30 years all the while
promoting each and every
Veterans Day parade; not an
easy task. As a member of the
American Legion Auxiliary
since 1957, her organized
efforts that once started with
only 37 has since grown to
over 1,000. This year's parade
on Saturday includes approxi-
mately 110 groups/sponsors.
So, to Ms. Cathy, laughingly
known as the lady with the
heavy hammer, we salute you
also on this day dedicated to
honoring the American veter-
Veterans Day is the only
federal holiday and day of
remembrance that commemo-
rates both the living and the
departed who joined the mili-
tary pledging allegiance to
defend the Constitution of the
United States of America.
Lincoln reminded us near the
end of the Civil War of our
obligations to our nation's vet-
erans saying, "... let us strive
on to finish the work we are
in, to bind up the nation's
wounds, to care for him who
shall have borne the battle
and for his widow and his
The first Armistice Day, as
it was previously known,
occurred on the 11th day of
the 11th month at 11 a.m. in
CORNER Forces dur-
Debbie World lead-
Walsh ers had
it would be the end of major
conflicts around the world.
For this reason they designat-
ed Nov. 11 as Armistice Day.
repeated itself many times
since the end of World War I.
In 1954, President Dwight D.
Eisenhower proclaimed a
name change from Armistice
Day to Veterans Day and
called upon all Americans to
rededicate themselves to the
cause of peace.
We as veterans, families of
veterans, neighbors, class-
mates and distant acquain-
tances to the fighting soldier
have strived for that goal of
peace daily. Veterans Day is
one day out of 365 days a year
where we formally unite to
say thank you to our veterans.
In my eyes, this simple
passage by an unknown
author says it all: "What is a
veteran? A veteran is an ordi-
nary, yet extraordinary
human being, someone who
offered his life's vital years in
the service of his country. He
or she is a soldier, a savior and
a sword against the darkness,
and is the finest, greatest testi-
mony on behalf of the greatest
nation ever known."
November happens to be a
month where we'll have an
opportunity to recognize sev-
eral special days of remem-
brance honoring veterans.
Wounded Warrior Day, the
U.S. Marine Corps Birthday,
Veterans Day and the anniver-
saries of the dedication of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
s all yea
(The Wall) and the Vietnam
Women's Memorial are all
remembered by thousands
across the nation. I'm sure
I've missed several other sig-
nificant events and, if so,
please excuse my unintended
Several other local area cel-
ebrations hosted in November
will also honor veterans. Most
will draw crowds significantly
less in numbers than the
nationally publicized events,
but none are in any way less
significant to loyal American
Jacksonville and communi-
ty is hosting 2009 Week of
Valor from Nov. 4-11. The
event includes tours aboard
U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast
Guard vessels and the Sea and
Sky Spectacular featuring air
acts and military demonstra-
tions, including those of the
U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Though the aero tactics of
these premier flying teams
will most definitely receive
many oohss" and "aahs," it's
the ultimate displays of team-
work and discipline that
should really be commended.
They're skills every veteran
has had to rely upon to suc-
cessfully complete a mission
and in some cases, his life
may have depended upon
In Kings Bay, Ga., from
Nov. 4-7, it's the 21st annual
reunion of the World War II
SUBVET. Open to all sub-
mariners, not just World War
II vets, submariners from
across the nation will gather,
salute and pay tribute to the
lost boats on eternal patrol, 56
In Fernandina, American
Legion Post 54 will showcase
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move from their historic
log cabin near Central Park,
their home since the 1940s, to
their new home at 626 S.
Third St., also known as
American Legion Way.
The dedication ceremony
couldn't happen on a more
appropriate date, Veterans
Day, Nov. 11.
Post 54 is dedicated in the
memory of Corporal
Theodore H. Hernandez, U.S.
Army, noted in local history
as having been the first
Nassau County resident to
volunteer for service during
World War I. In his honor and
that of all veterans nationwide
a dedication ceremony of the
new facility will take place
with guest speaker being the
National Commander of the
American Legion, Clarence
Hill also a fellow Floridian
Do you have a special vet-
eran in your life you'll remem-
ber on Nov. 11? I hope so
because they're a special
breed. Help support your local
community in remembering
all veterans. Shake the hand
of a veteran after the parade
and tell them, thank you for
defending your rights as an
American citizen and say a
special prayer for our state-
side soldiers and veterans cur-
rently deployed. Wave your
American flag, stomp your
feet, hoot, holler and applaud
all veterans. They deserve
your praise on this momen-
tous occasion. To all veterans,
past and present, I salute you
on Veterans Day and all 365
days of the year.
A P-cSE Aw
FRIDAY, November 6, 2009 OPINION News-Leader
'Portability' saves you taxes
"Portability. Allow homeowners of
homestead property to transfer up to
$500,000 in accumulated Save Our Homes
benefits, including school taxes, to a new
home. If buying something more expen-
sive, a homestead owner calculates the
savings by subtracting the assessed value
(taxable value) from the just value (mar-
ket value). The amount of savings is then
subtracted from the just value on the
new home. In most cases, the $50,000
homestead exemption will also be sub-
tracted. If buying something less expen-
sive, the calculation changes and is based
on the percentage of tax savings rather
than a dollar amount. If the assessed
value of the original home was 50 percent
of the just value, the homestead owner
would transfer that percentage to the new
home's just value. Portability is retroac-
tive to January 2007."
(I pulled this summary of the portabili-
ty aspect of Amendment 1 passed in 2008
from Ashton Coleman's real estate blog
by permission. He is a real estate expert
with Keller Williams Miami Beach.)
Most individuals are either unaware of
this significant benefit to homesteaded
homeowners or have never really been
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have lived in their cur-
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high disincentive to
Traver make changes in homes
due to changed lifestyles
because they would give
up great tax savings accumulated over the
years their homes had appreciated while
protected from property tax increases.
Stuck in a great big house you don't need
or use with a huge yard you hate to take
care of? Ready to move to a smaller house
on a golf course because you're retired
and that's all you want to do? Stuck! How
could you sell your house for its current
value and buy the smaller house for the
same price but then have an annual real
estate tax four times as big as your cur-
rent homestead protected tax? Now you
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needs," says Amelia's Fine Jewelry owner Gigi Grubner
Precious Gems and treasures at
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Gigi Grubner has been involved in the jewelry industry since
1991, working in her family's jewelry store in upstate New York.
Armed with a college degree in Fine Arts with courses in business
management, marketing and advertising, Grubner began Amelia's
Fine Jewelry in 2007 with "$50 and a dream."
A full service jeweler, Grubner and employees Caroline Sosnoski
and Gianinna Cooper offer custom designed jewelry, redesign of
existing pieces, and repairs and remounts. They also buy gold and
do selective consignment jewelry.
"We carry new and estate jewelry," said Grubner. "Estate jew-
elry pieces have fascinating histories."
Amelia's Fine Jewelry also carries pieces by renowned jewel-
ry artists such as Simon G and Denny Wong, as well as pieces hand-
crafted by local and regional artists.
A new offering for coin collectors is America's first silver dol-
lar used and accepted as legal tender in the American colonies.
Treasure hunters might be interested in authentic sunken treas-
ure from the 110-foot Spanish galleon, the Nuestra Sefiora De
Atocha, a Mel Fisher find which sank off the Florida Keys in 1622.
Another oceanic treasure Grubner stocks is jewelry made with
the rare and beautiful Larimar stone. This one source gemstone
from the Dominican Republic re-min-
eralizes from volcanic rock to a
unique aqua blue color. .
The star of the
show is a specially (_"
commissioned charm in "
the shape of Amelia
Island, with a diamond
denoting the historic district. "
Grubner runs her shop in a
relaxed atmosphere, free of high
pressure tactics. With 19 years in the
jewelry industry, she finds her career
rewarding and wants to continue to offer
unique, fine quality jewelry and exceptional
Amelia's Fine Jewelry is located at
317 Centre Street. Phone 277-0665
I recently helped a customer sell his
Fernandina Beach home, which he had
purchased in 1999 for $50,000. After he
lived in it and remodeled it over almost 10
years he sold it in 2008 for $335,000. The
$285,000 difference between what he paid
and what he sold the house for he was
able to "port" over to the replacement
home he purchased in Jacksonville closer
to his place of employment. That house
he purchased for $225,000. Had he not
been able to take advantage of homestead
portability, his taxes on his new home
would have been between $3,500 and
$4,000 annually (and would have made
him choose not to make the move).
Instead, his taxes in his new home are
now $325 annually! He's paying less than
he was in Fernandina Beach and less than
a tenth of what his neighbors are paying!
If you would like to understand more
or get an idea of what portability your
homestead has built up for you, call
Tammy Stiles at the Nassau County
Property Appraiser's Office; she has a
good working knowledge of the program.
Steven Traver is a realtor He can be
reached at 415-1053.
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I would like to thank our sponsors and the
many contributors, as well as all who attend-
ed the 6th Annual Gala for the Council on
Aging of Nassau County that was held on Oct.
11. It was a very successful event that raised
over $25,000 in support of the many programs
and services that are available through the
Council on Aging for the senior citizens of
Nassau County. There are more senior citizens
in need of services than we are able to
serve due to lack of funding. It is fundraisers
such as the annual gala that allow us to offer
services to additional senior citizens in
need, who otherwise may not receive the help
that they so deeply deserve. The Council on
Aging is attempting to reach out to the com-
munity to better inform our citizens about
the services that we have available. Through
this effort, we hope to identify those in need
who otherwise would not be aware of these
services, as well as reach those in the com-
munity who might be willing to assist us in
Our sincere gratitude to the following spon-
sors and donors for the very successful COA
Sponsors: (Diamond) Janet and Bob Ross;
(Platinum) Charlotte and Mike Bowling,
Sheila and Bill Braddock, First Coast
Community Bank, First National Bank of
Nassau County, Gayle and Bill Gower, Marla
McDaniel and Gale Jameyson, Publix Super
Markets, Regions Financial Bank, Drenda
and Joe Vijuk and Mimi and Larry Vitale;
(Gold) Jane and Doug Bailey, Sharon and
Allen Lennon and Wynn and John Plowden;
(Silver) Rosemary and Charles Albright, Jan
Carver, ESQ, Jane and Bob Holzkamp, Shirley
and Robert Brechler, Terri and Bill
Cunningham, The Jane Adams House.
Donors: The Wahoo, Happy Tomato, White
Oak Plantation, Summer Beach, "Heavy
Hitter," Horizon's, Amelia River Cruises,
Nicole's on the River, Sawgrass Country Club,
"They Say," Caf6 Karibo, AlP/Amelia Inn,
Verandah Restaurant, "Fishtown Charters,"
Absolute Fabrics and Home, A.J. Foyt
Enterprises, Amelia Bait and Tackle, Amelia
Carriages, Amelia Liquors, Jane and Doug
Bailey, Betty Morrell/In the Garden,
Brickyard Crossing Golf Club, Bright
Mornings, Caf6 Karibo, Calloway Golf, Ciao
Bistro, Colin Smeeton, Crawford Jewelers,
Diamond Exchange, Dick's Sporting Goods,
Divine Finds, Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, Evelyn
Tahlman's, Fairbanks House, Fantastic Fudge,
Front and Centre, Greg Frick, Golf Club at
North Hampton, Home Depot, Island Flower
and Garden, J.R.'s Car Detailing, Long Pointe
Golf Club, Lowe's, Marguerite Phillips,
Massage by Courtney, Nassau Health Foods,
Nike Golf, Nuanz, Old South Yankee, Pablo's
Mexican, Paulina Perez/Chanel, Pipeline Surf
Shop, Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, Driftwood
Surf Shop, Residence Inn, Robison's Jewelers,
Sanjon Gallery, Scuba Station, Waterwheel
Gallery, Windy Harbor Golf Club and Yacht
Special Mention: Sincere thanks to
Georganna Mullis for the original oil painting
especially created for this evening's event and
used in all gala publicity. Our appreciation to
Jose Miranda, COA-selected architect for the
proposed new facility, and to Aaron Bean for
being our auctioneer extraordinaire!
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Council on Aging of Nassau County
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VIEWPOINT/PETER JOHNSON/AMELIA ISLAND
St. Pete Beach
Opponents of the Hometown
(Amendment 4) to the state's consti-
tution repeatedly point to the experi-
ence of the city of St. Pete Beach as proof that
it will not work for Florida. This newspaper
printed this point of view on Oct. 14. It's worth
taking a hard look at St. Pete Beach to under-
stand the irrelevancy of the comparison.
It turns out that this beachfront city of
10,000 in Pinellas County mirrors, in many
ways, the deep divide in Florida between
developers and residents on growth manage-
ment. The argument in St. Pete Beach began
years ago - well before Floridians began peti-
tioning for Amendment 4 because their elect-
ed officials saw the world too frequently
through the eyes of the development commu-
nity. When Amendment 4 came along a few
years ago, the St. Pete Beach community was
already split between the developers and the
residents. The developers and hotel interests
wanted to increase the height limits for beach-
front hotels and raise certain population densi-
ties. On the other side were the city's resi-
dents, who preferred their quaint beachside
community as it was. The city commission
approved the changes requested by the devel-
In 2006, because the city charter allows
that "citizens can call for a vote on any adopted
ordinance," a citizens' group collected petition
signatures to reverse the city commission's
approvals. Pro-development forces then
formed a counter group and the scene was set
for conflict between the two sides with no
process in place to resolve the differences.
The hotel-backed candidates won the com-
mission election in N
items for the June 2
ests. The development
the election approvi
A former city coi
reportedly said after
ness interests spent
voters in pushing th
"This is not about th
whoever has the mo
Metz is quoted as sa
The ex- mayor of
tect who works for d
to the Treasure Coas
opinion piece repub
on Oct. 14 - recount
legal actions and the
his experience as m
this will be the whole
Amendment 4 is pas
lects to mention tha
ly because St. Pete B
advantage of a defin
process such as Am
mayor's letter has re
municipalities are c
against Hometown ]
What really happy
nity clearly had noti
the beachfront hote
overreached to prove
tion, a reaction that
the form of lawsuits
is no example
March 2008. The new zens took it upon themselves to challenge the
d a set of referendum hotel owners' influence over the city commis-
008 ballot that were sion and the citizens won in court. The
to the development inter- process was messy because there was no care-
ent interests narrowly won fully thought out growth management process
ng the hotel-backed refer- to guide them as required by the 1985 Growth
Management Act, steps that Amendment 4
mmissioner, Harry Metz, also requires.
r the election that "busi- Had the Hometown Democracy
$342,000 and lied to the (Amendment 4) process been followed to deal
ie (new) growth plan." with the changes sought by the hotel inter-
he democratic process, but ests, the proposals would have been heard in
)st money to get it done" public, reviewed and investigated by the
lying. town's professional staff, reviewed by the
f St Pete Beach, an archi- state's Department of Community Affairs and
developers, wrote a letter voted upon by the city commission. If the com-
st News in June, 2008 - an missioners approved the developers' density
lished in the News-Leader and height increases, then, according to
ting the differences, the Amendment 4, the approved changes would
e lessons for the state from be briefly and clearly described as a ballot
ayor. He concludes that item in the next general election and the vot-
le state's experience if ers would decide the issue up or down.
ssed. The ex-mayor neg- The St. Pete Beach experience was, thus,
t litigation ensued precise- fundamentally different from the process
Beach did not have the called for in Amendment 4. There are impor-
ed growth management tant lessons here for all of us. When interests
endment 4 does. The ex- collide in a democratic system, there must be
recently been repeated in a clear and accepted process for resolution. St.
across the state where Pete Beach did not have one. Amendment 4
considering resolutions critics continue to claim that with FHD
Democracy. approval by Floridians, the state will become
?ened in this small commu- another St. Pete Beach. Nothing could be fur-
hing to do with Florida their from the truth. St. Pete Beach represents
acy. From the beginning today's conflict between citizens and develop-
1 property owners greedily ers that exists because of unrestrained devel-
yoke a strong citizen reac- opment. Hometown Democracy allows the citi-
continues to this day in zens to intervene responsibly in the process.
back and forth. The citi- And express the public interest.
VIEWPOINT/JOAN ALTMAN/FERNANDINA BEACH
n 1985, Gov. Bob Graham's administration
placed an important legal framework in
place in Florida to control rampant undis-
ciplined growth that threatened wetlands,
induced traffic congestion and promoted ran-
dom sprawl. Until that landmark legislation,
developers virtually built where they pleased
and the taxpayer had to follow with schools,
roads, sewers and the rest of the infrastruc-
ture that necessarily follows development.
The 1985 act created the Department of
Community Affairs, strengthened the state's
Department of Transportation and set in place
the concept of concurrency law where the
developer was obliged to take on much of the
road, school, sewer, parks and other infra-
structure that was made necessary by devel-
opment. And since population growth was
assumed to be a historical constant in the
state, the legislation was seen as modern while
relieving the tax burden on citizens. Fast for-
ward to 2009 and the latest legislation on this
subject to come out of Tallahassee: Senate Bill
Faced with a declining state population for
the first time in memory, our political leaders
sought to preserve the large building industry
by providing a variety of incentives that would
increase residential and commercial construc-
tion. While organizations such as the Florida
League of Counties and 1000 Friends of
Florida objected vigorously, Gov. Charlie Crist
signed the bill in June 2009. So what's the
backward on growth
problem specifically? that we solve the problem by building more.
First of all, the provisions of the 1985 act The problem that we have looks like an
have been loosened and, in some cases, the undue influence at the decision making level
discipline eliminated, from developers of subdivisions and strip
The Department of Community Affairs, a malls. The people certainly are not calling for
target of development-oriented legislators in more construction and development. The
recent years, is relieved of much or its respon- same development community is organizing
sibilities of overseeing growth decisions at the against a popular movement called Florida
municipal level. Concurrency rules for traffic, Hometown Democracy that gains momentum
recreation, etc., are now "local option" when every time the public suspects that the devel-
the designated area has a certain density. opers and politicians are in the same place.
Along with DCA, the Department of Hometown Democracy, now called
Transportation has also been relieved of Amendment 4, has well more than a million
key areas of oversight. Fernandina Beach is signatures, sufficient to place the constitution-
one of those areas. The taxpayers will again al amendment on the ballot in November 2010.
have this responsibility for the first time since This amendment would require that proj-
1985. The problem is so serious that 17 Florida ects like Tuscany, the devastation in front of
counties and municipalities have combined to Marsh Lakes and the Nassau Center project,
sue the state over the legality of this legisla- among others on AlA, when their approval
tion. requires changes to the Comprehensive Plan,
It makes one wonder about the basis for would require an up or down vote by Nassau
such legislation, when already approved citizens before going ahead. It would also
across the state for future construction, require that the public have an opportunity to
according to Charles Pattison of 1000 Friends vote on a potential decision by Fernandina
of Florida, are 480 million square feet of com- Beach to increase the density of the historic
mercial space, more than 400,000 acres of land district or to approve high-rise condos or
and 630,000 new dwellings. On top of that we hotels on our oceanfront, both of which have
already have some 10-12 months of unsold res- been made possible by SB 360.
idences when the normal is a two month SB 360 is probably the best poster child
inventory. It makes one conclude that our that Florida could have on behalf of
leaders have gotten their basic economics con- Hometown Democracy.
fused. Rather than work to reduce the invento- Joan Altman is former chair, Nassau Group,
ry our Tallahassee leaders seem to believe Sierra Club.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
No noise, no tourism
Apparently the city of
Fernandina Beach and its law
enforcement believes it can over-
ride the U.S. Constitution and bla-
tantly deny its citizens and visitors
of our inherent rights as Americans.
During my family's annual visit to
beautiful Amelia Island for
Georgia/Florida weekend, we left
our hotel and went downtown for a
late meal and some local color.
The town was abuzz with many
fellow Bulldogs enjoying the local
nightlife. We settled in at a little pub
called "The Turtle" for a hot dog
and a beer, by far the most subdued
of the downtown establishments.
What transpired next was an
appalling abuse of power by the city
police! Multiple officers stormed
onto the property and demanded,
"We all shut up and clear the prop-
erty!" One would have thought a
murder had just taken place; nope,
The crime that had justified all
this? Talking, laughing, and having
a conversation. These basic rights
of all Americans don't mean much
in the city of Fernandina Beach.
Then to our shock an officer issued
the bartender a $1,000 ticket! There
was no live music and an older
crowd of well-behaved locals and
visiting Bulldogs. The only loud
noise that occurred was when police
antagonized the exiting patrons by
treating us like cattle! I am sorry to
say that next year my family and
my money will visit Ponte Vedra
Beach or St. Augustine for
Tybee Island, Ga.
Warning to all fellow travelers,
tourists, yachters! Bypass Nassau
County and Fernandina Beach! The
Bill of Rights is not recognized in
this city! God forbid you cheer for
your Phillies a little too loud in the
city limits, you might get fined or
arrested! Your noise ordinance is
anti-business and anti-American!
CAM CARDOW/THE OTFIAWA CITIZEN
Your city won't get my tourist dol-
lars ever again!
Hear that loud and clear!
I am disappointed that the local
paper does not seem interested in
events and activities that affect the
entire island, especially events that
will bring in outside monies.
Many of the property owners
are continuing to work together to
address what we consider to be the
misuse of the Land Development
Code and Old Town guidelines for
We will attend the city commis-
sion meeting (Nov. 4) and will follow
through with an appeal of the Oct.
22 Historic District Council deci-
sion regarding the Rowe property
on North 14th Street.
I hope you will take an interest.
I would also appreciate a conversa-
tion with you about how you decide
what stories to print. Although I
have written letters while living in
other communities, this is my first
try here. Knowing how to commu-
nicate well to you would be wel-
Thank you for your considera-
Please do your readers a favor
and let them know that the holiday
scam season is starting early.
On Thursday (in Yulee), Mon-
day (in Coral Springs) and Tuesday
(in Fort Myers) I was approached
while fueling my vehicle. In each
case, the person had a brand
new, never out of the box, surround-
sound system which they had
come by for free (all had some story
about a contractor friend). They just
wanted to sell it for a little bit of
Of course you know that had I
bought any of these all I would have
found inside the box would be rocks
The fact that I've been
approached three times in five days,
in all parts of the state, makes me
believe this is going to be a very
popular con this holiday season.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
MISS AMELIA ISLAND CLASSIC
The second Annual
Miss Amelia Island Classic
Pageant and the first
Annual Miss Amelia
Island Classic Mother-
Daughter Pageant was
held at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center
on Amelia Island. The pag-
eant is sponsored by the
Ballroom Youth Academy,
a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization, and all pro-
ceeds benefit its free ball-
room dancing program for
Nassau County students.
Right, 2009 Miss Amelia
Island Classic Naomi
Hamilton celebrates with
Below left, Miss Amelia
Island Classic Mother-
Daughter Queen Kayla
Howell and Jennifer Child.
Below center, Ava Rowe
was named Baby Miss
Amelia Island Classic.
Senior adult luncheon is Nov. 19
Community Bible Study 2009-10
meets at Amelia Baptist
Church. Men's Monday night
with Tony Taylor (321-0785);
women's Monday night with Linda Bell
(261-0569); women's Wednesday morn-
ing with Kathleen Minor (225-8125). The
men's and women's groups are studying
the book of Acts. These two groups had
The senior adult luncheon is Nov. 19
at First Baptist Church of Fernandina
The Northeast Florida Baptist
Association offices will be closed Nov.
26-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
On Oc. 6, I had a memorable appoint-
ment when I paid Dr. Johnny McClane a
visit to check my eyes. He always sends
me a notice in September. Recently, I
said I'll be getting my reminder. Two
days later, I received it and called the
There were several observing and
learning the ropes of their large office.
Everything turned out fine. Didn't even
have to get new glasses. They had been
reviewing my chart and told me I had
been going to the "three McClanes"
since I was 35 years old.
From the Pastor's Desk, the Rev.
Michael Bowen says: "Greetings in the
name of Jesus Christ. Revival is here and
we are praying that God will touch many
lives. I have been excited about the
prayer response the people have. The
cottage prayer meetings have been well-
attended and people are filling in the
slots on the 60-hour prayer chain. I
believe the more Blackrock prays, the
greater our church will become. God
will bring about spiritual changes when
the people of God pray (James 5:16). It
has been a great journey thus far being
pastor of this wonderful flock and look
forward to greater days. God bless you
and remember that a church can't fall
when it's on its knees."
Blackrock Baptist Church had been
in Revival Oct. 4-7. Dr. Randall Jones, for-
mer president of the S.C. Baptist
Convention and retired pastor, delivered
the message that God had put on his
heart for the church. This was a great
renewing of the Spirit. As children of
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God, we always have
room to grow, so be in
prayer and join us as
we worship and grow
in the Lord.
tPlease don't forget
. to pray for the people
traveling to Honduras
for a mission trip -
Terry Hiers, Casey
HILDA'S Taylor, Ryan Dyal,
HEAR- Ronnie Jones, Jeff
ABOUTS Mohler, Kevin
Patterson, Lisa Hiers,
Hilda Debbie Rehm, Lisa
Higginbotham Merritt, Cody Scott,
the Rev. Casey Taylor,
the Rev. Matt Gingerey and Louise
Weaver. Have a safe trip.
Dear friends at Amelia Baptist
Church, thank you for the many years
that you prayed and supported God's
ministry through us in Eritrea and
before that in Saudi Arabia. We are
grateful to God for you. We now find our-
selves in a time of waiting upon the Lord
(Isaiah 40:31) and resting and awaiting
his guidance. Thank you again, we
remain in His grip and by His grace,
Peter and Jane Richards.
The first stuffing party for Operation
Christmas Child (the Shoe Box
Ministry) was Oct. 10. Have fun shop-
ping. All over the world, kids will be glad
that you did. Give Diane Haddock a call
if I can help, 261-7849. Thanks, Diane.
You do a great job.
The first handbell choir rehearsal had
nine adults attending. The report came
back that they had fun. They were excit-
ed about the fall and Christmas opportu-
nities. Rehearsals are each Thursday at
7:30 p.m. at ABC. If interested in this
ministry, please see Pam. They will wel-
come you with open arms.
Smiles from the Bible. What kind of
man was Boaz before he married Ruth?
Ruthless. What do they call pastors in
Germany? German shepherds. Who was
the greatest female financiers in the
Bible? Pharoah's daughter because she
went down to the bank of the Nile and
drew out a little prophet. Who was the
greatest financier in the bible? Noah. He
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was floating his stock while everyone
else was in liquidation. What kind of
motor vehicles are in the Bible? Jehovah
drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden
of Eden in a Fury. David's Triumph was
heard throughout the land, probably a
Honda because the apostles were all in
Please pray for our churches that are
in need of pastors: Grover Road, North
Hilliard, River Road, Yulee, Garden
View, Oak Grove and Springhill. I got
the list from The Northeaster, a bi-
monthly publication of the Northeast
Florida Baptist Association (P. O0. Box
516, Yulee, FL 32041-0516). Dr. David
Drake, DOM, 225-9626.
Fernandina Beach Baptist has been
welcoming the Rev. Steve Buchanan to
the staff as worship pastor. He comes to
us from Buford, Ga. The son of a pastor,
he gave his life to Christ at an early age
and has faithfully served him I.. ......'
of His faithfulness" ever since. "My life
purpose is to be used of God to impact
my family, my church, my community
and the world through leading, teaching
and developing lifestyle worshippers,
Leading through Modeling, Teaching,
through Motivating and Developing
Steve and wife Robin have four chil-
dren, Ashton, Kaitlyn, Landon and
Mason. This dedicated man of God was
born Jan. 29, 1962. They were married in
1990. We wish them much happiness
here at First Baptist Church, Fernandina
Beach. God bless all.
Student ministry ski trip is Jan. 21-24.
Interested? Cost will be about $200 per
person. We will leave Thursday after-
noon and return Sunday (no school), Jan
22. See Sean for more details to Winter
Place, W.Va., from Springhill Baptist
Christmas preparation begins. We
began preparing Sept. 30. This year's
worship service event will be a tradition-
al lessons and carols service. If you are
interested in being part of the music
ministry for this program, see Sean or
just come to rehearsals at 7:30 p.m. on
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because of the harm both to our integrity
and to our soul. Seemingly, it is all too easy
to rationalize sin and wrongdoing, especially
if we believe that others are unaware of our
transgression; but, we should at least be
honest enough with ourselves to admit that
what we are doing is wrong and not truly
beneficial to our own well-being.True
character and integrity are developed when
we always try to do what is fair and honest
in the eyes of God and our fellow man. So,
i e s gthe next time we have a choice between
tas n ee right and wrong, we should attentively listen
to that still small voice within us, and do the
bright thing.We should
th1 ereta. trust that we know the
way, and we should
follow the path that
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The Fernandina Farmers
Market Booth With a Cause
program will host Joy to the
Children Nov. 7, an all-volun-
teer charitable organization
that provides a Christmas
Day celebration for Nassau
County children and their
families who need assistance.
At the market, Joy to the
Children will have informa-
tion about how everyone can
contribute to create a positive
impact on the welfare of our
children. Enter their drawing
for two tickets to the Jaguar
vs. Buffalo Bills game on Nov
22, donated by vendor Proper
Also at the market will be
Thompson Pork. Order your
smoked turkey by calling
(229) 263-9074 to pick up on
The Fernandina Farmers
Market, open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh
and Centre streets, features
farm fresh produce as well as
a variety of organic products,
plants and specialty foods.
For more information call
491-4872 or visit www.fernan-
The Rose Garden Club will
meet at the Master Gardener
Demonstration Garden at
96160 Nassau Place, at the
James S. Page Governmental
Complex in Yulee, Nov. 9 at 2
p.m. Master Gardener Bea
Walker will give a tour of the
The Rose Garden Club
was organized in 1957 by a
group of ladies to share their
gardening knowledge. It
meets the second Monday of
the month at 2 p.m. To join or
for more information, contact
Linda at 491-0407.
The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet rain or shine at
the Egans Creek Greenway's
Atlantic Avenue entrance on
Nov. 14 at 8 a.m. Bring binoc-
ulars, field guide, bug juice,
sunscreen, rain gear, sun-
glasses and water. The
Greenway was recently
selected as a stop on the
Great Florida Birding Trail.
Look for a variety of wading
shore and songbirds as well
as birds of prey.
In partnership with Fort
Clinch State Park the Sierra
Club will conduct a beach
combing/cleanup Nov. 14,
starting at the fort at 11 a.m.
Meet in front of the museum.
The 2- to 3-hour outing will
include identification of ani-
mal tracks, shells and dune
plants. It is free and open to
the public and the park entry
fee will be waived for partici-
pants. Please bring a canned
food item for the fort food
drive. Bring water, sunscreen
The outing will be led by a
qualified Sierra Club Outings
Leader. Participants are
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The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro-
gram that included training in
military discipline and stud-
ies, Air Force core values,
required to sign a liability
waiver. RSVP by Nov. 12 to
Len Kreger at 432-8389 or
Restoration and Revitalization
Council will host its annual
bazaar Nov. 14 from 9 a.m.-4
p.m. on the 1300 block of
North Main Street. Choose
from antiques, jewelry, crafts,
home and d6cor items, per-
sonal care/beauty, and an ele-
gant white elephant sale.
Laugh at the clowns, have
your face painted, or get your
picture taken with Santa at
the firehouse. Some vendor
spaces are left at $30 for 15
feet. For information call
Our Greenway leads a
nature walk on Egans Creek
Greenway every third
Saturday of the month. The
next walk is Nov. 21 at 9 a.m.
The walks explore the flora
and fauna of the Greenway.
Bring water, sun protection,
insect repellent, comfortable
walking shoes and optionally
field guides and binoculars.
Meet in the parking lot at
the entrance to the Greenway
behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center at 2500
Atlantic Ave. Walks depart
promptly at 9 a.m., maintain a
leisurely pace and proceed to
Jasmine Street. They are free
and open to the public. Call
277-7350 or visit www.our-
The Marine Corps League
will hold a Toys for Tots
Kayak Trip on Lofton Creek
Nov. 21, departing at 10 a.m.
from the Melton 0. Nelson
Boat Ramp on A1A. The 3- to
4-hour trip will be an easy
paddle south into the Aquatic
Preserve and will include the
transition from the
fresh/brackage water into the
tidal salt marshes. The trip is
free with a donation of a new
toy to Toys for Tots.
Participants must have
their own boats and a U.S.
Coast Guard approved per-
sonal flotation device. Also
recommended are water, food
and sun and insect protection.
Participants must sign a liabil-
The trip will be led by
MSgt. Len Kreger, USMC
Retired, a qualified Sierra
Club Outing Leader. Limit is
15 boats. RSVP by Nov. 18 to
or call 432-8389.
Nassau County Fire
Rescue will host a demonstra-
tion of a room with a sprin-
kler system versus one with-
out, side-by-side, to show the
effectiveness of a residential
fire sprinkler system. In con-
junction with Simplex/Grin-
nell, two mock-up living
rooms will be set on fire Dec.
5 at noon in The Home Depot
parking lot on AIA in Yulee.
physical fitness, and basic
warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Moore earned distinction
as an honor graduate of the
course. He is the son of
George Moore of Callahan
and grandson of Betty Moore
The airman is a 2004 grad-
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FRIDAY, November 6,2009/News-Leader
Technology, cell phones and inspired messages
Though the noise was a
familiar one, I couldn't
believe it was happening
now. There on my phone,
staring me in the face, was a text
message from one of my congre-
gants. His quick wit and fast typing
had caught me off guard. "Don't you
know you're not supposed to use
your phone in church?" his message
said. Looking back, I suppose I had
The incident took place one
Sunday morning while I was in the
pulpit. Yes, in the pulpit. I know it's
disrespectful to use your cell phone
in church, but I was reading from a
unique Bible translation that I had
downloaded to my new iPhone.
Besides, I was the pastor and some-
how the fact that I
was reading from
the Bible seemed to
alright. OK, maybe,
just maybe, I was
showing off my
new phone a little
to those who are
PULPIT around the latest
NOTES technology, but I
really was trying to
make a valid scrip-
Pastor tural point.
Rob Goyette Either way, the
message that popped up on my
screen as I was reading scripture
was a huge surprise, not to mention
a little funny. Now for those of you
who are thinking the whole thing
sounds a bit sacrilegious, I'm asking
you to cut me a little slack. Hopefully,
by the end of this article, I can
I'm not sure how you feel about it,
but to me, this technology thing is a
two-edged sword. On one hand, it's a
huge blessing allowing us to commu-
nicate with people all around the
world at speeds, and in ways, never
before imaginable. On the other
hand, it seems somewhat of a curse,
always interrupting the relationships
that are right in front of us.
I've literally sat in restaurants and
watched people for half an hour
straight do nothing but stare at their
phones, read their e-mails and text
messages, the whole time totally
ignoring the person sitting right
across the table. To me, that's
Now before you think I'm throw-
ing stones at anyone, let me confess.
When I first got my new phone, with
all its applications, my wife felt like a
widow. Thankfully, in time, and with
a little of her help, I got resurrected
from the dead and reinstated as her
Now please, don't misunderstand
me. I thank God for my new phone.
It plays music, goes on the Internet,
is a GPS, a camera, a calculator and
on an on, but it can never compare to
the amazing people God has placed
all around me. Taking the time to
value and enjoy both God and them
is by far more meaningful.
So, like the text message that
interrupted my sermon, perhaps this
article can be used in a similar way.
Away that says, "Hey, what are you
doing with the limited time you've
been given here on Earth?"
Whether you find yourself dis-
tracted by all the gadgets out there,
or just busy with other stuff, maybe
it's time to shut some things off and
revisit life's priorities. For me, loving
God and loving the people He has
placed in my life is where it's at. If
technology can help me do that, and
it does, I say Amen. Only, let it be
our servant and not our master.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
Providence Presbyterian Church
is sponsoring a Presbyterian Faith
and Practice study group, open to
newcomers as well as those interest-
ed in a refresher course.
Participants will meet at Providence
Presbyterian Church, 96537
Parliament Dr., Suite C, off
Nassauville Road, after the 9:30 a.m.
worship service Nov. 8 and 15. Each
session will end by noon. For infor-
mation, call 432-8118.
Jazz up your Sunday morning
and your spirit in a creative jazz wor-
ship service at New Vision
Congregational Church Nov. 8 at 10
a.m. "All That Jazz" will feature
selections from the New Orleans
blues tradition while worship
explores themes of brokenness and
healing. Dave Steinmeyer, a
renowned trombonist, will join Jane
Lindberg, piano; Ernie Ealum, bass;
and Darren Ronan, drums.
Steinmeyer's reputation was
forged during his 28 years as a musi-
cian in the U.S. Air Force, with 24 of
those years playing lead trombone
with the world famous "Airmen of
Note" and the last 10 years as the
ensemble's director. He has per-
formed at the Kennedy Center and
other concert halls with the
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks
Orchestra and with artists ranging
from Tony Bennett and Johnny
Mathis to Christina Aguilera and
Marc Anthony. Dave has performed
at the White House for seven presi-
dents and currently lives in
New Vision worships each
Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96074 Chester
Road in Yulee. Visit
rch.org or contact the Rev. Mary
Kendrick Moore at (904) 238-1822.
North 14th Street Baptist Church
will celebrate its Homecoming Nov.
8. The guest speaker will be the Rev.
Buddy Jones. Sunday School begins
at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service
is at 10:30 a.m. Lunch on the
grounds will immediate follow at
noon. All are welcome to enjoy the
service, good food and fellowship.
The Pastoral Care Ministry of
First Missionary Baptist Church is
sponsoring a Gospel Explosion at 4
p.m. Nov. 8 at the church. All
singing groups, choirs and male
choruses are invited to join with the
Nassau County Community Choir
with Sister Jackie Pugh to help lift
up the name of Jesus. First
Missionary Combined Choir will
attend. The community is welcome.
The Rev. D.K. Bolden is pastor.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., will host a Taiz6
Service Nov. 8 at 6 p.m., based on
the ecumenical prayer services of
the monastic community in Taiz6,
The service includes chanting, a
short reading from scripture, a
psalm and order for prayers of the
people and times of silence. This
service is a - ....ili, . meditative
experience. The community is invit-
ed. For information, call the church
office at 261-4293 or visit
On Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. join New Life
Christian Fellowship, 2701 Hodges
Blvd., Jacksonville, for "Men's
Encounter" with Dr. Van Gayton, a
well-known speaker and Bible
authority who will speak on the topic
"Truth" at a time "when Christian
beliefs are being challenged like
never before." For information visit
Worship and lunch
Join Salvation Army Hope House
each Tuesday at noon for its Weekly
Worship Service and Fellowship
Lunch. Anne Key, a gifted Bible
study teacher and powerful woman
of God, will share "The Roots of
Thanksgiving" Nov. 10. For informa-
tion call 321-0435 or stop by the
Hope House, 410 South Date St.
The next Rachel's Vineyard
Retreat will be held Nov. 13-15. This
weekend offers any woman, man,
couple or family who has struggled
with the emotional and spiritual pain
of abortion, a confidential, safe, non-
judgmental place to gently express,
release and reconcile those hidden
burdens and to begin the process of
healing. Visit www.rachelsvine-
yard.org or call (904) 221-3232.
Trinity United Methodist
Church, 715 Ash St., Fernandina
Beach, is collecting coats for a coat
To donate contact any member or
Serena Floyd at 583-2578. The give-
away for anyone who needs a winter
coat will be held Nov. 14 from 11
a.m.-1 p.m. at the church. There is
The annual garage sale spon-
sored by the UMW Ann Dickens
Circle at Memorial United
Methodist Church will be held 8
a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 14 at 4418
Titleist Drive, Fernandina Beach.
Proceeds will support mission proj-
ects during the year.
Former Fernandina Beach resi-
dents Dr. John and Diana McNicoll,
called to plant a new Presbyterian
Church in America congregation in
St. George, Utah, will present their
vision for church planting in the
west on Nov. 15.
St. George is one of the fastest
growing metro areas in the country
and evangelical Christians through-
out Utah number only 8 percent. Dr.
McNicoll will make a brief presenta-
tion Sunday morning at Grace
Community Church, 85439 Miner
Road at Yulee Middle School, during
the 10:30 a.m. service. An evening
presentation is also planned.
McNicoll is the founding pastor
of Amelia Presbyterian Church, now
Grace Community Church. For
information, call 716-7572 or visit
Do you need an opportunity
before the hustle and bustle of the
holiday season to reflect on all that
you are thankful for, and give thanks
through prayer and singing?
Providence Presbyterian is offering
a time for those "With Grateful
Hearts" to join others at the church
Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. to express thanks
in creative ways. The church is
located at 96537 Parliament Dr.,
Suite C, off Nassauville Road. Call
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island will celebrate the spirit of the
season with a "Down-home
Hanukkah Party" Dec. 12. Alice
Goldman is chairing the committee
to organize the festivities and food.
If you're able to volunteer, call
Goldman at 548-1100.
"Kidswalk" 10:00 am
2920 Bailey Road
Sunday School...................................... 9:30 am
Sunday Worship ................................ 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA .......................... 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study.................... 6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road * County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
November 1, 2009 * 9:15 a.m.
MESSAGE "God Is With Us"
Sunday School Classes:
8:00 AM "Reclaiming Paul"
10:30 AM- The Pilgrim's Progress"
-ALL ARE WELCOME-
The Chapel is located behind
The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation
36 Bowman Road
(904) 277- 4414
515 Centre Street
Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor
- Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Praise Worship: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
--- Vacation Bible School ---
July 12 thru 17
Across from Fort Clinch State Park
Sf YULEF tO A
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Comer Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist \\I
8:45 a.m. Breakfast - Burns Hall /
9:30 a.m. Christian formation for all.
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p.m. Celtic Worship - 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' - 2nd Sunday
Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
AlA & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 * Rev. Mark Stiles
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Come Worship with us where
the Bible is our only Authority.
Church Services: 11am
YMCA on Citrona / 225-5368
In the heart of
9 N. 6th Street
Dr. Holton Seigling
Worship 8:30 & 11 a
Sunday School 9:50 a
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Senior Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Bowen
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, Fernandina Bch,
For More Information Call: 261-9527
Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor
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Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-190
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566,
aln rcall Qn4-977-n55N
Innovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casua/Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd
Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connecting with Christ.. Connecting with People.
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training . ....... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
. SUN 9:30am
,* Youth, Nursery&
Rob & Christie Goyette
Senior Pastors On AIA I mil west ofAmelia Island
DAPTIST I d
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809
20 South Ninth Street - 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church in the
Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart ofAll People
Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 am.
Morning Worship 11 am.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth
O ,O d Having Trouble
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Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit food
co-op providing high quality food at a low cost!
Boxes are $30 and feed a family of four for about a week.
Items vary monthly, but include fresh/frozen items,
meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy etc.
With no income restrictions, everyone can participate!
Contact Fernandina Beach Church of Christ
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First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street 1C tSrel17
Fernandina Beach, FL
www. FBFirst.Brt lhnetiPso
Rev. Jeff Overton, Sr Pastor
"Worship this week at the
pace of your choice"
HbCy Trmkty eangcan Cfurch
.Angcanm Cfrcih of North America
Our province is a founding member of the Anglican Church
of North America
As Anglicans we believe:
* the Bible is the inspired Word of God
* In God the Father who created us
* In Jesus Christ His Son who saved us
* In the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us
As Anglicans we worship using the traditional Liturgy in the
1928 Book of Common Prayer, Affirming the Nicene and the Apostle's Creed.
Holy Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music)
Morning Prayer 4th Sunday of each month 10.00 am
RevJ . Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082 * www.HolyTrinityAnglican.org
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101 AROUND SCHOOL
FRIDAY, November 6, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
Beach oncologist Dr. Scot
Ackerman is giving away two
free computers to two local
youngsters that do a "good
deed" in their community.
Ackerman is holding a "Do
A Good Deed Contest" now
until the middle of December.
To be eligible the child must
be 18 years or under and write
a detailed essay about the
"good deed" they have done
in their surrounding commu-
The winners of the "Do a
Good Deed Contest" will
receive a free computer in
December at Ackerman's
office (10881 San Jose Blvd,
Jacksonville/1340 South 18th
St., Suite 103, Medical Office
Building A, Fernandina
Nassau County contestants
should send their essays to
1340 South 18th St., Suite 103,
Medical Office Building A,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034,
ATTN: "Do a Good Deed
Contest" - or call 277-2700.
Do you find it impossible
to attend day or evening class-
es due to the pressures of
work and home? Florida State
College at Jacksonville's
weekend courses are
designed for the busy student.
Weekend classes for the
spring semester are being
offered at both North Campus
and Nassau Center; choose
from many general education
credit courses that lead to an
Associate in Arts degree.
Friday and Saturday offerings
in English, math, science, and
social science disciplines will
jumpstart your progress in
For a complete schedule of
Friday and Saturday courses
at North Campus and Friday
classes at the Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center in Yulee, visit
www.fscj.edu. Classes begin
in January. Academic advising
and financial aid assistance
are available. Contact the
North Campus at (904) 766-
6761 or the Nassau Center at
Teens interested in learn-
ing more about managing
their finances are invited to
participate in a workshop,
"Financial Literacy for Teens,"
from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19
at the Fernandina Beach
Police Department Communi-
ty Room, 1525 Lime St.
A joint project of the
Nassau County Chapter of the
Florida Institute of Certified
Public Accountants (FICPA)
and the Nassau County Public
Library System, the workshop
is designed to provide basic
financial literacy education to
For additional information,
contact Michelle Forde, youth
librarian, at 277-7365.
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held Nov. 17 at the
Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. All inter-
ested students wishing to be
on the volunteer jury or act as
attorneys, court clerks and
bailiffs can sign up through
their school guidance offices
or by attending court and
signing up then. To partici-
pate as an attorney, see coor-
dinator Charles Griffin, who
assigns the rotating positions.
Volunteers need to arrive
between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Participating high school
seniors are eligible to apply
for Teen Court Scholarships
awarded each year.
For information call Griffin
The Nassau County
Retired Educators Association
(NCREA) will join 66 other
units of the Florida Retired
Educators Association to cele-
brate Retired Educators Day
in the state of Florida on
Sunday, Nov. 15.
The Florida Retired
Educators Association spon-
sors scholarship programs
and is responsive to the needs
of the retired educator in the
Donations in memory of or
in honor of a retired educator
may be made to the state
scholarship fund by mailing a
check to: Florida Retired
(FREF), 10051 Fifth St. North,
Suite #108, St. Petersburg, FL
All retired educators are
also invited to the Nov. 17
meeting of the NCREA at the
Yulee Full Service School.
The Executive Board will
meet at 9:30 a.m., with
refreshments being served
and the general meeting at 10
a.m. For more information,
contact Stanley Lofton, presi-
dent of the Nassau County
Association, at 225-9365.
The community is invited
to attend this month's Nassau
Alcohol, Crime and Drug
Abatement Coalition (NAC-
DAC) meeting Nov. 17 at 4
NACDAC is a non-profit
coalition created to support
and encourage drug-free
lifestyles for the youth of
Nassau County. It meets the
third Tuesday of every month
at 4 p.m. at the County
Building at 86026 Pages Dairy
Road, Yulee. For information
visit www.nacdac.org or call
Susan Woodford at 261-5714,
The Island Art Association
will offer Children's Art Nov.
21 from 10-11 a.m. and 11:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 8 to
12. Mommy & Me classes will
be held Nov. 23 from 10-11
a.m. for ages 2 to 5. Children
must be accompanied by a
Classes are taught by
either Diane Hamburg or
Amber McHugh. Materials
are provided. Call the gallery
at 261-7020 to reserve a place.
Class size is limited. The
gallery is located at 18 N.
Second St. Visit
A school supplies give-
away for Nassau County
teachers and paraprofession-
als will be held Dec. 1 from
2:30-4:30 p.m. at School House
Supplies at ARC/Nassau,
86051 Hamilton St. (off US 17
north in Yulee).
Participants may fill three
bags with supplies for their
classrooms. Bring your own
or ARC can supply the bags
(no rolling bags please). For
information call Rhonda
Barcus at 225-9355. Please
bring ID to show you are an
educator. This project is fund-
ed by The Able Trust and The
Association for Retarded
Citizens of Nassau County.
Student art contest
All students from pre-K
through 12th grade are invit-
ed to participate in this year's
Micah's Place Art Contest in
observance of Domestic
Violence Awareness Month.
This year's theme is "Creating
a World of Kindness."
Deadline is Dec. 1. Prizes will
be awarded in age categories
at a ceremony in January. For
more information call 491-
6364, ext. 108, or visit www.
Teaming up for
"Team Joel Pace Piano" in
support of Jack Summers will
walk at the University of
North Florida on Nov. 8 as
part of the 2009 Walk Now for
Autism. If you would like to
join the team or make a dona-
tion, visit www.joelpacepiano.
vpweb.com for links to the
Everyone is invited. Walk
Now for Autism offers a fun-
filled experience with enter-
tainment, refreshments, an
autism community resource
fair and more.
For information about the
autism society, visit
Students can help raise
awareness about sun safety
and win prizes by entering the
2010 SunWise with SHADE
poster contest, a joint effort
by the SHADE Foundation of
Schools and the Environmen-
tal Protection Agency.
The contest due date is
April 7, 2010. There are two
age categories for poster
entries - kindergarten
through third grade, and
fourth through eighth grade.
Students must submit hand-
drawn posters on 8.5 by 11
inch paper. Entry forms and
rules are at www.shadefoun-
di ic ... ., /programs/poster-
Additional information is
available at www.epa.gov/sun-
FBHS Interact Club recognized
The Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club is proud to
announce that the Interact Club
of Fernandina Beach High
School, which is sponsored by
Rotary, received recognition
from Rotary International dur-
ing World Interact Week this
The Interact Club must suc-
cessfully complete four activi-
ties stipulated by Rotary
International in order to receive
this prestigious award: raise
awareness of the importance
to students of Interact with area
Rotary Clubs that don't cur-
rently sponsor an Interact Club;
host local Rotarians at Interact
Club meetings; actively partic-
ipate in the weekly meetings
of its sponsor Rotary Club; and
conduct a joint Rotary/Interact
project to increase awareness
of Interact in the community.
To achieve recognition,
Interact has undertaken a num-
ber of projects. The club has
"adopted" an orphanage in
Eastern Europe for which club
members provide clothes, toys,
and any other items needed by
the orphanage's children. The
club also holds an annual
Spring Carnival each March in
Central Park. The carnival is
free to children from two to
seven and offers games, rides
and treats - all put together by
club members. Interact club
members attend the
Fernandina Beach Rotary Club
meetings each week and
involve Rotarians in a number
of their ongoing service and
fundraising projects. In turn,
the Rotary Club sponsors
Interact Club members at the
annual Rotary Youth
Leadership Award conference
Interact is a Rotary
International service club for
young people ages 14 to 18.
Each Interact Club is spon-
sored by a local, individual
Rotary Club, which provides
support and guidance. The
Fernandina Beach Rotary Club
has been a sponsor of the
Interact Club at Fernandina
Beach High School since 1967.
The Fernandina Beach
Fernandina Beach High School Interact Club members
include Zeeshan Haq, Emily Garvin and Guro Sandholt
Rotary club meets every
Wednesday from noon to 1:30
p.m. at the Day's Inn, 2707
Sadler Road. For more infor-
g g SHOL ICTRS .
Touchdown for teacher
Nassau County elementary school teacher Sonia
Chancey received this week's Community First Credit
Union Touchdown for Teachers recognition and club
seats to the Nov. 8 Jaguars game against the Kansas City
An educator for 16, years, Chancey currently teaches
inclusion at Callahan Elementary School. She was nomi-
nated by one of her student's parents, Mallerie Davis.
"Mrs. Chancey welcomes my baby girl to her class-
room with open arms every morning. She is an educa-
tor, a motivator, a mother, and a friend to everyone who
knows her," Davis noted in her recommendation.
The Community First Credit Union "Touchdown for
Teachers," program is made possible through a partner-
ship between Community First and the Jacksonville
Jaguars. In addition to honoring First Coast teachers SUBMITTED
with club seats to home games, Community First also
sponsors the Jaguars Foundation educational programs, making a $1,000 dona-
tion after the first touchdown the Jaguars make on a first down at each game
throughout the 2008 football season. Students and local residents can nominate
their favorite teachers online at the Community First website for a chance to win
two club seat tickets to a Jaguar home game. Visit www.CommunityFirstFL.org for
details or to nominate a teacher.
Cymonne Smiley, a teacher at Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, and her
students express their thanks to Sharon Miller, executive director of Publix Super
Markets Charities, Inc., for donating funds for a Board Maker program. This
essential program is used to develop worksheets, schedules and other materials
using pictures and symbols. "Publix has always been there when we needed
them," Smiley said. "Once again, they have opened their hands and given us
something we will use for a long time."
Julie Barcus of Community First Credit Union presents a check for $1,500 to Eric
Larsen, principal of Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, to fund the "AR
Store," a reading incentive program. Behind them, students line up to visit the
store, where they exchange coins earned for reading Accelerated Reader books for
novelties and gift cards. "The AR Store really helps motivate the students to read
more," Larsen said. "This donation will directly impact literacy in our community,
and we are very appreciative of Community First."
Submit school news items to Assistant Editor Sian Perryatsperry@ibnews
leader.com ormail to511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL32034. Call261-3696.
nation about the club or the
Interact Club of Fernandina
Beach High, visit www.fernan-
Nassau County students
may apply now for Rayonier
Foundation Community schol-
arships. The three scholar-
ships available to students
with outstanding academic
achievement and demonstrat-
ed financial need are:
* One $6,000, four-year
engineering scholarship to a
student whose academic inter-
est is in chemical/mechani-
cal/paper science engineering
or a related field of study.
* One $6,000, four-year
forestry scholarship to a stu-
dent whose academic interest
is in forestry or a related field
* One $2,000, two-year
ship to a student whose aca-
demic interest is in manufac-
turing/industrial or a related
field of study.
Information is available at
the guidance counselor's
office at each of Nassau
County's high schools. Appli-
cation deadline is Nov. 13.
Scholarship recipients are
selected by the Educational
Testing Service's Scholarship
& Recognition program.
Rayonier is a leading inter-
national forest products com-
pany with three core business-
es: timber, real estate and
performance fibers. Visit
Applications for the 2010
Amelia Island Book Festival
Writers Scholarship in memo-
ry of Christa Powell Walley
are due by Dec. 31.
The scholarship is dedicat-
ed to encouraging writers in
pursuit of a literary career. It
is awarded at the annual
Amelia Island Book Festival
scheduled for Feb. 12-14,
2010. The scholarship is avail-
able to high school seniors
and undergraduate and gradu-
ate college students with good
academic standings and who
have ties to Nassau County.
For rules and to download
an application, go to
val.com. For questions, call
Shannon Brown, Writers
Scholarship Committee, at
The festival is a no-nprofit
organization that promotes lit-
eracy among children and
adults. For information about
the festival, visit www.ameliais
landbookfestival.com or call
Dickie Anderson at 556-6455.
The Coast Guard Academy
at New London, Conn., will
confer 300 full scholarships
this year to high school sen-
iors for the Class of 2014.
Applications will be accept-
ed (visit cga.edu) through
Feb. 1, 2010.
The academy will accept
applications from high school
juniors as well, from Jan. 1-
April 1, 2010, online at uscga.
edu/aim, to compete for selec-
tion for next summer's AIM
Mission) programs - three
one-week orientation pro-
grams to be held in July at the
New London, Conn., campus.
Office partners in the area
include Bill Long (904) 321-
net; Dennis Murray (904) 549-
net; and Bill Bocchino (904)
OUTDOORS / TIDES
llA NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
Pope brothers join USA for match versus lamaica
PHOTO COURTESY OFAXEMEN
Brothers Apple, left, and Taco Pope of Yulee will play for
the USA Tomahawks against Jamaica at the University of
North Florida on Nov. 14.
Three members of the Jacksonville
Axemen have been named to the USA team
and a fourth put on standby in case of
injury or illness. Brothers Apple and Taco
Pope of Yulee and utility player Bob
Knoepfel have been confirmed on the USA
team that will play Jamaica at UNF's
Hodges Stadium Nov. 14.
All three have been with the Axemen
since the inaugural season. The Popes are
University of North Florida graduates and
former UNF rugby players. Matt Clark,
who joined the Axemen from Montana and
is also a member of the Jacksonville Men's
Rugby Union team, has been asked to con-
tinue his training preparations in the event
injury or sickness rules out any of the cur-
rent confirmed USA players.
All four players have been taking part in
special preparation training sessions with
Axemen founder Spinner Howland to make
sure they are ready for the level of play they
are going to need to perform at during
1,. ii. , . I. ., I . to representyour coun-
try is a great honor, but only a small part
of being a member of the team," Howland
said. "At this level, you need to play the best
game of your life every time and there is no
room for guys who are not prepared to do
what it takes to be ready. These are the best
rugby league players in the USA and they
play every game at a very intense level. I
am certain the Axemen guys are going to
be some of the best prepared players on the
team after the weeks of training they have
been putting in."
The Axemen team is very excited that
after only four years of existence they have
had guys selected to the biggest honor
any athlete can achieve in playing for their
WJCT Electro Lounge with host David
Luckin provides music for both teams, fans
and supporters at Fionn MacCools Irish
Pub Nov. 13. Luckin will host a "Welcome
to Jacksonville Mixer" starting at 6:30 p.m.
upstairs at the Jacksonville Beach pub.
The event will be attended by both
teams and is open to the public.
"These are the best rugby league ath-
letes in the USA and Jamaica, yet they are
some of the most humble and approachable
men on the planet," Howland said. 'They
love the opportunity to meet fans and know
a bit about the people who are cheering
them on in the stands.
"This is the perfect event to come and
meet the players who are going to be giv-
ing it all and putting their bodies on the line
for national pride the next day. It is sort of
like a gladiator preview to pick the one
you are going to cheer for in the battle."
Electro Lounge airs: Tuesdays through
Friday from 9-11 p.m. and Saturdays from
10 p.m. to midnight.
Fionn MacCools is located at 333 First
Street North in the center of the Jackson-
ville Beaches entertainment area.
The USA Tomahawks face Jamaica in
the "Atlantic Cup." For information, visit
RIVALRY CONTINUES IN YULEE
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Yulee Hornets (5-3) will host the Fernandina Beach Pirates (2-6) tonight. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Freshman
Derrick "Shocka" Henry carries the ball for the Hornets, left, and senior Tai Alford takes charge for the Pirates
earlier in the season. Chick-fil-A will be sponsoring tonight's football game. The tailgating party begins at 5:30
p.m. and Chick-fil-A will feed the first 100 fans free. There will be a DJ, games, door prizes, the Chick-fil-A cows
and some surprises. Fans will have a chance to win prizes that will be shot into the stands at halftime and all fans
receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich as they leave the stadium at the end of the game. Chick-fil-A will
be open late, until 11 p.m. (or until there are no more customers) tonight.
A spooky time on course for AIP ladies
The Amelia Island Planta-
tion Women's Golf Association
held its season opening tour-
nament, meeting and luncheon
Oct. 29. Sixty-four women
dressed in their best orange
and black Halloween costumes
for the "Witches Brew" tour-
nament, prizes and lunch. The
bles format led to low scores.
The winning team, com-
posed of Judy Schmonsees, Dot
Houk, Claire Barr and Flo
Salerno, shot an amazing 20
under par. Second place went to
the team of Illene Kaufman,
Phyllis Watson, Janice Pierce
and Bobbie Wages.
The team of Marti Cain,
Mary Ann DiBlasio, Susanne
Comeau and Lynn Freitag
placed third and Fran Esposito,
Kay Shea, Judy Easterly and
Dora Yelk finished fourth.
Sandy Clower and Merrilee
Chamberlain won the longest
putt contests, Janet Peterson
was closest to the pin on hole
No. 5 and Debi Sutton won clos-
est to the pin on hole 16.
At the luncheon, President
Cheri Billings announced the
winners of the summer con-
tests l... , . i w,. .re on each golf
course). Jean Platte and Bobbie
Fost were the big winners of
those events. Billings also rec-
ognized the four women who
have recently had holes-in-one,
Gail Biondi, Gail Villani, Dot
Houk and Ginny Ardia.
Amelia Island Plantation Women's Golf Association
President Cheri Billings, center, is pictured with
"Witches Brew" winning team, from left, Flo Salerno,
Dot Houk, Claire Barry and Judy Schmonsees. The
tournament and luncheon were held at Long Point.
is set for Nov. 1415
P6tanque America registra-
tion is closed for the Amelia
Island P6tanque America Open
Nov. 14-15, only the second-
ever open international tour-
nament in the U.S.
Nearly 200 players from
Europe, Canada, Africa and 20
states, among which the 2009
European champion and 2000
World Champion Claudy Wei-
bel and U.S. champions and
Canadian champions, are com-
peting for the $5,000 prize
P6tanque ("pay-tahnk"), the
French cousin to Bocce ball
and horseshoe, is played with
metal balls, called I ..i.... s," on
a gravel-type court, 12 by 36
Although the game seems
easy and relaxed, sentiments
run high when world-class play-
ers show their skills, game
strategies and team tactics dur-
P6tanque, or anchored feet,
involves both feet on the
ground in a pre-drawn circle
while throwing a metal ball with
the aim to get as close as pos-
sible to a small colored ball
called "piglet" or "cochonette."
Organizer Philippe Boets,
president and founder of
P6tanque America, says,
"Downtown Fernandina Beach
will transform into a little piece
of the French Riviera Nov. 14
and 15. It will feel a lot like walk-
ing a boulevard in Nice or
'The Palace Saloon's back-
yard is outfitted with a double
P6tanque court, called the
Boulodrome, while outfitted
like a French village square
with Ricard, the Southern
French anise flavored drink, on
Besides world-class players,
the tournament has also attract-
ed a handful of world famous
celebrity chefs, such as Jacques
Pepin, Michel Nischan and
Jean Banchet, all highly accom-
plished P6tanque players in
their own right and capable of
bringing some real surprises
to the scoreboard.
Learn to play Petanque from
5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the
Palace Saloon, downtown
Fernandina Beach. For
details on the French cousin
to Bocce ball and horseshoe,
visit www. petanqueamerica
Since moving headquarters
earlier this year from Greens-
boro, N.C., to Amelia Island,
Petanque America' Boets has
encountered a rapidly growing
enthusiasm for the game
among the local population.
"Courts are sprouting up in
people's front and backyards,"
he says. "Amelia Island Planta-
tion and The Ritz-Carlton are
planning to put in courts and I
recently got a request to help
put in a court at a local fire and
"People who know the game
are thrilled to see it played so
close to home now and others
who just discovered it are won-
dering why it took so long to
reach here in Northeast Flori-
Preliminary games in the
round-robin type competition
start Saturday morning on the
transformed boat trailer park-
ing lot, next to the new marina
Welcome Center on the down-
town waterfront, with finals
scheduled for Sunday after-
"Anyone of any age can play
PMtanque,"says Boets, inviting
everyone to come to watch the
games and even play a game
or two as courts become avail-
able during the event.
The public is welcome and
Petanque America will provide
free use of equipment for any
visitors who want to learn the
Learn to play from 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday at the Palace Saloon.
For information, call Boets
at (800) 682-2557 or (336) 471-
gmail.com or visit petanquea-
Jaguars hosting Chiefs
UP NEXT: The Jaguars look
to even their record as they
return home to face AFC
West foe Kansas City Sunday.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
VOTE FOR JONES-DREW:
Maurice Jones-Drew is nomi-
nated again for the FedEx Air
Ground Player of the Week.
He was nominated and won in
week three and was nominat-
ed again in week six. If Jones-
Drew wins, $1,000 will be
donated to a Safe Kids coali-
tion in Jacksonville. Vote
through noon today at NFL.
com/FedEx. Jones-Drew car-
ried the ball eight times for
177 yards and two touch-
downs (80 and 79 yards) Sun-
day. Jones-Drew leads the
NFL with 10 touchdowns.
LAST GAME: The Jags
dropped to 3-4 with a 30-13
loss at division rival
Tennessee this week. The
game featured an NFL-record
four rushing touchdowns of
50-plus yards including some
scoring runs of 80 and 79
yards by RB Maurice Jones-
Drew, who became only the
third player in NFL history with
two rushing touchdowns of
75-plus yards in the same
game. The teams combined
for 522 rushing yards includ-
ing 217 by the Jaguars. The
Jags rank 11th in the NFL in
offense (351.7), eighth in
rushing (135.6) and 24th in
CONFERENCE: The Jaguars
are in the midst of four con-
secutive games against AFC
opponents with a road game
against the New York Jets
Nov. 15 and a home game
against Buffalo Nov. 22 com-
ing in the next two weeks. The
Jaguars own a 5-2 mark
against Kansas City, including
a 17-7 win in the last meet on
Oct. 17, 2007, at Arrowhead
Stadium. The Jaguars have
won five consecutive games
against AFC West opponents.
RADIO/TV: The game will be
broadcast regionally on CBS.
Games are broadcast on
Jaguars Radio Network sta-
tions WOKV AM and FM (690
WEBSITE: Visit the jaguars
website at www.jaguars.com.
Don't let fear of an injury sideline athlete
I am often asked questions such as,
"I am considering starting my child
in Pee Wee football. How danger-
ous is it? How likely is he to get
Having gone through a full season of
the Mighty Mite division of Pop Warner
football, I can now speak about this mat-
ter from both the physician and parental
Letting your child play Pee Wee foot-
ball is not without some risk of injury,
but overall this risk is pretty low. Injury
rates tend to increase as forces at
impact increase. Force is determined by
mass (weight) and velocity (speed).
Because the players are smaller and
really don't move all that fast, they can-
not generate enough force to typically
inflict significant harm. The risks from
football do go up as they get bigger,
stronger and faster, such as when play-
ers reach the high school ranks.
Also, standard issue helmets, hip,
thigh and knee and shoulder pads pro-
tect players from injury. Many players
now wear gloves as well to protect them
from scratches, cuts and scrapes to their
hands. Mouthpieces are mandatory.
A Mayo Clinic study found athletes
in grades 4-8 were just as likely to get
injured in other recreational or competi-
tive sports, such as basketball or soccer,
as they were to get injured playing foot-
The Mayo study fol-
lowed about 900 kids
over a season and
tracked injury occur-
rences. Taking into
account even minor
injuries, such as cuts
or lacerations, there
" , was only a 6 percent
_J prevalence of injury.
SPORTS The most common
type of injury was a
MEDICINE bad bruise (contusion)
GREGORY and, out of 900 kids,
there were four frac-
SMITH, M.D. tures that occurred
- ...- during the course of
That doesn't mean bodies won't be
littering the field. Time and time again
as I stood on the sidelines at practice
and during games, there would be a col-
lision and one of the players wouldn't
get up. Now, in a high school or college
game, when a player just lies there, it
often signals significant injury. What I
learned from my Pop Warner experi-
ence is that just about all players who go
down, stay down until I would get there,
regardless of the injury.
The other thing I was not prepared
for was the initial player response when
I ran out there to assess them. I would
reach the player and they would just be
lying there crying. I have aided hun-
dreds of players on the field, but they
were never crying as my Pee Wee play-
ers would. It was very unusual at first
and completely took me by surprise.
Then when you would ask them,
"What's hurt, what the matter?" they
would usually just keep on crying or try
to talk to you with their mouthpiece in,
which comes out just as a bunch of jum-
ble. Eventually I learned the language.
It seems at every practice or game,
there were three or four times when a
kid would be down and need evaluation.
And at least for this season, every time
they were fine. Bumps, bruises and
hard hits, but no fractures or significant
injuries. So, parents, if you are consider-
ing Pee Wee football for your son or
daughter, don't let fear of injury keep
them off the field.
This column is written to discuss
issues regarding sports, medicine and
safety. It is not intended to serve as a
replacement for treatment by a doctor. It
is only designed to offer guidelines on the
prevention, recognition and care of
injuries and illness. 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. Call 261-8787 or visit
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader
Walk run under thelights
Amelia Island Runners is offering free runs
and walks under the lights at the Fernandina
Beach High School track Wednesdays from
6-7:30 p.m. The sessions will be open to the
public and all runners and walkers are invited,
regardless of their running pace. Free water
and Gatorade will be provided.
The lighted track runs are being offered in
cooperation with the Nassau County school
system as a service to local runners and walk-
ers. Amelia Island Runners is paying for elec-
tricity use and related costs.
Track runs are planned roughly once a
week, depending on the availability of the
FBHS football/soccer stadium at 435 Citrona
Drive. Dates will be posted on the club's web-
Club members will also be available to pro-
vide training tips for beginning runners or run
at "race pace" with experienced racers.
Runners and walkers can participate with
partners or individually. For information, visit
AIR's website or call 277-8365.
USA Wrestling's Fernandina Beach team
for students in grades 6-8 will hold its winter
session November through January. Practices
are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7
p.m. at the auto shop building behind Fernan-
dina Beach Middle School. Participants must
have a USA Wrestling card ($35), otherwise
there are no club fees.
Wrestling shoes are mandatory and head
gear and singlet are optional. To get a USA
Wrestling card, visit www.floridausa
wrestling.org. For information, call Randy
Middlebrook at (970) 319-8222.
The 2009 Turkey Trot 5K and kids one-
mile Fun Run are Nov. 26 at the Amelia Island
Plantation Verandah parking lot. The 5K starts
at 8 a.m. and the kids run begins at 9 a.m.
Pre-registration through Nov. 15 is $20 for
adults and $10 for children under 12 ($25 for
adults, $15 for kids Nov. 16-25).
Pre-registration ends at 1 p.m. Nov. 25. All
pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt.
Race day registration is from 7-4:45 a.m.
Registration forms can be found at the Health
& Fitness Center or online at ameliaislandrun-
Awards will be given to the top three male
and female winners of each age category and
overall winners. Proceeds benefit the Nassau
Humane Society. For information, contact Cori
or the Health & Fitness Center at 277-5193.
Wrestlers in beauty pageant
Fernandina Beach High School's wrestlers
will hold their second annual beauty pageant
and chili cookoff fundraiser Nov. 14 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the beauty pag-
eant begins at 7 p.m. There will also be a
silent auction. Cost is $6 for students, $10 for
adults or $25 per family.
Join the McArthur Family YMCA this winter
for youth basketball, open to ages 4-14 as of
Aug. 1. Practices are Mondays, Tuesdays or
Thursday after 5 p.m. with games on Fridays
or Saturday, depending on age. Season runs
Nov. 30 to Feb. 13.
Players receive a jersey and an award at
the end of the season. Registration is open.
Late fee applies Nov. 8. Cost is $50 for mem-
bers ($100 non-members). Visit www.first-
coastymca.org or call 261-1080.
The Jacksonville Axemen in partnership
with the American National Rugby League
and the Jamaican Rugby League Association
announce that a full international game
between the two nations will take place at the
University of North Florida Nov. 14. The USA
Tomahawks will square off against the
Jamaicans in this historic event.
The game will be the first in what is hoped
to become an annual "Atlantic Cup" that will
see additional nations added in future years.
The Axemen hosted a preliminary version of
the Jamaican team in 2007 and scraped by
with a narrow win. Since then, however, the
island national has become one of the best
known emerging nations in the sport and with
quite a few of their players now under profes-
sional contracts in the United Kingdom, the
Jamaicans will be a tough assignment for the
Tomahawks. Visit www.jaxaxe.com.
Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk
Join the first annual Free to Breathe 5K
Run/Walk and one-mile walk in Jacksonville
Nov. 7 at Hendricks Avenue Elementary
School, 3400 Hendricks Ave. Registration
begins at 7 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 8
a.m. Visit www.FreeToBreathe.org.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee, offers step and sculpt, strength train-
ing and abs, body sculpt and step aerobics.
Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytimefitness.
com. FitKidz for ages 4-11 is also offered. Call
699-5408 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
offers nutritional counseling, personal training,
group fitness and cycling, strength training,
cardio, childcare, juice bar, tanning, saunas.
* The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness programs.
Call 261-1080. Visit www.firstcoastymca.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 dedi-
cated to promoting lifelong health and fitness
through appropriate exercise and nutrition,
focusing on preventing diabetes, cancer and
heart disease. Call 261-0698.
* 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.
* Dome Healing Center, 5024 First Coast
Hwy, offers Sivananda/Amrit style yoga for all
levels, meditation and relaxation classes. Call
277-3663 or visit domehealingcenter.com.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime-
* Go Yoga, 708 S. Eighth St., offers inspi-
rational all-levels Baptiste Style Power Yoga,
workshops, yoga detox and retreats. Call
(904) 335-0539, e-mail email@example.com
or visit www.goyogainc.com.
* Kinderstudios, 1897 Island Walkway Call
Alexandra Carroll at 415-0954.
* Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Third St.
* A Chance To Dance, 474378 SR200. Call
753-3407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
* Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call 261-0557.
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February The group will meet regularly
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Main Beach or
Peters Point. Training is free and open to all
regardless of age, sex or fitness level. The
group walks/runs as "Team Nirvana." Call
415-9642 for information.
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday of the month from 3-5 p.m.
at the Strikers Family Bowling Center on US
17 in Yulee. Call Melinda Willaford at 261-
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Nov 17 EPISCOPAL 600
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PHOTOS BY TERRY LACOSS/SPECIAL
Capt. Jim Fussell, Bill Brooks Sr., Bill Brooks Jr. and Don Brooks, above from left, weighed in this nice catch of redfish, black
drum and sea trout during last weekend's 16th annual Knox Wyatt Memorial Trout Tournament. Donald Fagen, left, caught this
13-pound flounder on north Amelia Island on live bait Monday.
Big payday for weekend's winning trout fishermen
, rea fishermen will be competing younger, wins $100 for catching the winners of the NSFA Trout Tournament. Seasoned trout and red fishermen will
Saturday in the 23rd annual largest sea trout. "We target the north end of Amelia also need to fish with large topwater plugs
Nassau Sport Fishing Entry fee for each boat is $120. There Island from the port to Fort Clinch," and live baits to catch a winning trout this
.1. 1h Association Trout Tournament,
benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida and Nassau County.
Fishing interests will be directed to
flounder, speckled sea trout and redfish,
which can reward the lucky contestant up
to $600 for landing the sea trout, heaviest
aggregate of up to three sea trout and
grand slam. A grand slam includes the
heaviest weight of one trout, one flounder
and one redfish and is also worth $600.
Youth angler, 16 years of age and
is a remote possibility a team of backwater
fishermen fishing from the same boat can
win all four awards worth $1,900.
The popular event gets under way
tonight at 6:30 p.m. with a mandatory cap-
tains ii., i.11L. which takes place at the
Tiger Point Marina. Fishing teams can
also sign up at the meeting.
Donald Fagen fished with Jacob
Poulsen this past week and landed a floun-
der catch of a lifetime.
Both Fagen and Poulsen are also past
Fagen said. "We typically cast net our own
live baits while avoiding small baits like
shrimp that are frequently targeted by
'To catch a big flounder, red or trout,
we prefer to fish with big baits, including
mullet measuring to six inches.
"We also like the flood tide while drift-
ing live mullet under a float over rocks
and snags close to a rough shoreline. On
that particular day, I had one flounder bite
that turned out to be a 13-pound doormat."
Backwater fishermen will find a low
tide arriving at 5:15 a.m. Saturday with a
high tide arriving at 12:01 p.m.
The News-Leader encourages local
anglers to submit photographs of their catch-
es. E-mail photos to bones@ fbnewsleader.
corn, mail them to P.O. Box 766, Fernan-
dina Beach, FL 32035, or drop them by the
office at 511 Ash St. in Fernandina Beach.
Call Beth Jones at 261-3696.
The city of Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department (city website www.fbfl.us) offers
* Adult volleyball is from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday
and Fridays at Peck Gym. Cost is $1 per day
for city residents ($3 non-city).
* Open basketball is Mondays and Wednes-
days from 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thursdays
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sun-
days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peck Gym.
* Peck Gym weight room is open from 11
a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays.
Cost is $2 a day or $25 a month for city resi-
dents ($5 a day or $30 non-city). Personal
training is available. Fee is $30 per session,
$75 per week (three sessions) or $200 a
month (two sessions per week for four weeks).
Monthly packages come with dietary analysis
and food program. Call Jay at 277-7364.
* Fitness classes at Peck Gym are
Monday and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. All
levels welcome. Fee is $3 a class. Call Jay at
277-7364 or e-mail email@example.com.
* FBI Youth Volleyball Club, elite club for
girls ages 10 and up, offers both competition
and training teams. Players receive high-level
coaching, conditioning, strength training, uni-
forms, court use and equipment. Competition
team fee is $600 per person. Training team fee
is $300 per person. Tryouts are Nov. 22 from
3-6 p.m. and Nov. 24 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at
Peck Gym. Register at Peck Gym by Nov. 18.
A $10 non-refundable deposit is due at regis-
tration. Contact Jay at 277-7350, ext. 2013, or
Coach Heather at (904) 422-7219 or visit
* Berke's Tennis junior clinics are offered at
Central Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays with
instructor Jason Berke. Beginner (ages 5-7)
from 2:30-3:30 p.m.; $10 per hour for city resi-
dents, $12 non-city. Intermediate (ages 7-12)
from 3:30-4:30 p.m.; $10 per hour for city resi-
dents, $12 non-city. Advanced (ages 12-17)
from 4:30-6 p.m.; $15 per session for city resi-
dents, $17 non-city. Maximum of six students
per court for junior clinics. Also, private lessons
are scheduled on availability (recommended
for competitive junior tournament players). Call
Berke at 556-9304 or visit www.berkestennis.
com. Register at the Atlantic Center.
* Berke's Tennis adult clinics are offered at
Central Park Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday with instructor Jason Berke. Beginner
clinics on Mondays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Intermediate clinics on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Advanced clinics on Fridays at 10
a.m. and 6 p.m. Cost is $12 per hour for city
residents, $14 non-city. Private lessons avail-
able (recommended for competitive tourna-
ment and league players). Customized clinics
for league teams and hitting sessions also
offered. Call Berke at 556-9304 or visit www.
berkestennis.com. Register at Atlantic Center.
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Atlantic pool are designed for experienced
swimmers who wish to "fine tune" their strokes.
Classes are Mondays through Thursdays
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($54 non-city). Two-month discounted fee is
$70 for city residents, $84 non-city. Register at
the Atlantic Center.
* Master swim program at the Atlantic pool
is designed for experienced swimmers ages 18
and up (competition opportunities available).
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Thursday (excluding city holidays) through
Dec. 23. Cost is $45 a month for city residents,
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Register at the Atlantic Center.
* Lap swim is from 6-9 a.m. and noon to 3
p.m. Monday through Friday at the Atlantic
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on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at the JEA Tower,
21 West Church St., Jacksonville, Florida 32202, to
consider whether to implement certain new federal
standards pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6,2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
T heatergoers in the mood for
comedy with a literate twist
can check out "Educating
Rita," currently playing at
Amelia Community Theatre, 209 Cedar
St., Fernandina Beach.
The play, which was the basis for an
Oscar-nominated 1983 film starring
Michael Caine and Julie Walters, tells
the story of an embittered academic
and a young woman determined to
learn from him.
"He's a professor at a university in
England, and she is, at the time, a hair-
dresser who's looking for an education,
so she signs up for classes at the uni-
versity. He notices right away that she's
a bit off-center," said director Charlie
Horton. "... The girl is trying to find a
new life with literature, and the profes-
sor has sort of given up on life and has
turned to alcohol to ease his pain."
Their journey into the world of liter-
Tickets and show times
"Educating Rita," a comedy by
Willy Russell, opened Thursday and
will play tonight and Saturday, Nov.
12-14 and 19-21 at 8 p.m. and Nov.
15 at 2 p.m. at the Amelia
Community Theatre, 209 Cedar St.,
Tickets are $17 for adults and $10
for students. Box office hours are 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursdays
and Saturdays. The box office will
opens two hours before curtain on
show dates. Call 261-6749.
ature is complicated by the resentment
of Rita's husband.
"He doesn't want her to go to
school," Horton said. "According to
him, you shouldn't be looking for an
education when you're 26, married and
looking to have a baby."
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Amelia Community Theatre's production of "Educating Rita" stars Geoffrey King and Gillian
Johnson, above. Charlie Horton is the director.
TASTE OF AMELIA
The 18th annual Taste of Amelia
Island event benefiting the Nassau
County Volunteer Center will be
held tonight at Amelia Island
Plantation. The culinary fair will fea-
ture the finest chefs and restaurants
on Amelia Island as well as jazz
music by Instant Groove, a silent
auction and raffle with this year's
theme, "Ring in the Holiday Season."
The semi-formal event will begin
cocktails f g
at 6:30 9,
starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 per
person and may be purchased from
the center's website at www.volun-
teernassau.org or around Amelia
Island at participating businesses.
For ticket information, call 261-2771
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating this year are Barbara
Jeans, 29 South, Marche Burette,
Beech Street Grill, Crab Trap,
Espana, Fancy Sushi, Gourmet
Gourmet, Harris Teeter, Horizon's,
O'Kanes, OPS, Peppers, Peter-
brooke Chocolatier, Winn Dixie and
Amelia Island Food Concepts.
RELAY FOR LIFE
The American Cancer Society
Relay for Life will be held from Nov.
7 at noon to Nov. 8 at 6 a.m. at Main
Beach in Fernandina
Beach. Enjoy food,
fun and games along
with family and
friends and 18 teams
about the cancer survivor celebra-
tion contact Gwen Miller at 753-
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American Legion Auxiliary
Unit #174 presents
"Alhambra Comes To
Town," featuring dinner and
the Dazzling Diamond
Dancers, a riotous senior citi-
zen talent show, on Nov. 14
at 6 p.m. at the Woman's
Club, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd.,
Fernandina Beach. This show
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ing much-needed funds to
restore the American legion's
Tickets for the fundraiser
are $40, which includes din-
ner catered by Deloris Gilyard
and a show. For ticket infor-
mation contact Courtney
Tyson-Shelby at 491-3419 or
Evelyn Roberts-Hunt at (904)
206-2707, or purchase tickets
online at americanlegionauxil-
Print your ticket at the time of
purchasing and bring it with
you to the show. Tickets will
not be sold at the door.
A radio-controlled model
boat fun sail and exhibition
will take place at 10 a.m. Nov.
7 at the Amelia Island
Plantation. All model boats
are welcome, working or not,
finished or not, except gas
powered. Spectators, includ-
ing supervised children, espe-
cially welcome. Call Hal
Mather at 261-6420 for details
and to arrange for a pass at
the security gate.
Experience early life at
Fort Clinch State Park as
history interpreters reenact
the War Between the States
on Nov. 7-8.
Activities may include pow-
der artillery demonstrations,
medical demonstrations and
soldier drills. Saturday events
are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and
Sunday events are from 9
a.m.-noon. Call 277-7274, or
Nationally recognized quilt
entrepreneur Laurie Maim is
the November featured
speaker for the Amelia
Island Quilt Guild, with "I
Love Quilting (But I'm a
Little Biased)." Malm is the
1. Thanksgiving din-
6. North American
9. *This inventor's
name is on most
of world's eleva-
13. Tour de France
14. Solid, liquid,_
15. One of four suits
16. Follow up on
17. Cut off from a
18. Daughter of
Zeus, captive of
19. *Cotton gin
21. Winter spike
23. Dog command
24. Cut mark
25. Ostrich-like bird
28. Not Sunni
30. It sits on a
35. *Famous paint-
ing by an inven-
39. Not big
41. Seventh month
of Hebrew calen-
44. Daisy-like flower
46. She was name-
sake of Bob
48. Covered with
50. Describes kids
local owner of Lollipops
guild will meet Nov. 10 at
6:30 p.m. at the Woman's
Club on Jean Lafitte
Boulevard, behind the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Visitors are always welcome.
For information call Cynthia
Janney at 321-4282 or e-mail
The public is invited to
attend the Nov. 10 general
meeting of the Island Art
artist Bonnie Cameron will
discuss and demonstrate
working with pen and ink.
Audience participation will be
encouraged, supplies provid-
ed. The meeting is at 7 p.m.
at the gallery, 18 N. Second
St. Call 261-7020 or visit
The Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club will sponsor a
Fashion Show to benefit
Take Stock in Children Nov.
12 at 11 a.m. Fashions will be
provided by Chico's,
Coldwater Creek, Gauzeway,
Stein Mart, Talbots, Tiger
Palms and Twisted Sisters. In
addition to a jewelry trunk
show, there will be door prizes
and a live auction of table
decorations provided by local
designers. Cost is $15 per
person. Tickets are available
at Twisted Sisters or by calling
Sue Dwyer at 277-3245.
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its
monthly coffee Nov. 12 at
10:30 a.m. All women who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long you have
lived here) are welcome to
attend. For further informa-
tion, contact Beth Gaudiana
at 225-8098 or mbgaudi-
email@example.com; or visit
The November dinner
meeting of the
Camden/Kings Bay Council,
Navy League of the United
States, will be held Nov. 12
beginning at 6 p.m. at the
Kings Bay Conference Center
on board Submarine Base
Kings Bay in St. Marys, Ga.
who get presents
52. Paleozoic or
55. Who's from
57. Turn into
64. World Series
65. Pigeon call
67. " and
68. Sheer, silky fab-
69. Lennon's wife
70. Cantaloupe, e.g.
72. Michael Stipe's
73. African antelope
2. 'To his own"
3. Not in favor of
4. Mary was their
5. Wimbledon sport
6. Hans Christian
7. _ Paolo, Brazil
8. Meat jelly dish
9. Oil group
10. Can describe
11. Sarkozy's idea
15. English counties
20. Actor Hawke
22. Don't let it out of
25. To bar or shut in
26. *Inventor of tele-
27. Become one
29. Wading bird
31. A stock
exchange in New
32. Nucleus of polit-
33. Relating to ulna
"Vamos a la
36. *Einstein kept
working even as
he did this
38. Tropical tuber-
42. Actress Watts
45. Spiritually con-
49. *Edison's light
bulb burned long
but was this
51. Sully one's rep-
54. Interior design-
57. Creamy gour-
58. European sea
59. Duck-like black
60. *56 Down's
61. NYSE: KO
63. Give temporarily
64. Short for
66. Football's extra
County Commissioner Stacy Johnson speaks about the Micah's Place Shrimp
Expressions community art project during a commission meeting Oct. 21 as Shandra
Riffey, executive director of Micah's Place, Elaine Coats, auxiliary member, and Marie
Smith, auxiliary chair, look on.
A shrimply divine art project
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Micah's Place presented
its community art project
Shrimp Expression to the city
commissioners on Oct. 20
and the county commission-
ers Oct. 21. Both commis-
sions overwhelmingly sup-
ported this unique first-time
project for Nassau County.
Public art pieces will be creat-
ed by local artists on larger-
shrimp, which will be instal-
led in prominent locations
around Fernandina Beach.
The Board of Directors
and staff thanked Commis-
sioner Mike Boyle for initiat-
ing a donation of $200 from
each county commissioner's
discretionary fund towards
Micah's Place is seeking
local artists to decorate the
shrimp sculptures and local
businesses or individuals to
adopt a sculpture. A sponsor
will receive benefits such as
name recognition on the
sculpture, website, official
publications and receive VIP
tickets to the Shrimply Divine
event in October 2010, where
The speaker will be CDR
Joe Raymond, Commander,
Coast Guard Maritime
Force Protection Unit,
Submarine Group 10, Kings
Navy League meetings are
open to the public but reser-
vations are required. Dinner is
$20. Call (912) 729-7327 or e-
@yahoo.com by Nov. 9.
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Helping with the Micah's Place Shrimp Expressions art
project are staff members, from left, Mary Marcous,
Kelly Monti, Jodie Cetnar and Emily Koller.
the sculptures will be auc-
tioned. For information, con-
tact Kelly Monti, project coor-
dinator, at 491-6364, ext. 100.
Shrimp Expression will
raise funds for domestic vio-
lence prevention and inter-
Inc. presents the Fourth
Annual Pow-Wow and
Frontier Days Nov. 13-15,
one mile north of Folkston,
Ga., on US 301. Enjoy Native
American arts and crafts,
dancing, the North Florida
Wild West Show, 19th century
blacksmithing by Macatee
Forge and train rides for the
Demonstrators and ven-
dors are welcome. Co-spon-
sored by the Cherokee
Indians of Florida and the
Williston Food Bank. For infor-
mation call Chi Meeker at
(912) 496 4771.
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
meet Nov. 19 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf
Club at 11:30 a.m. Speakers
Brent Ross and Alex Evers of
Meeks, Ross, Selander &
Associates, CPA's, LLC will
discuss 2009-10 personal
taxes and the implications of
transferring a Traditional IRA
to a Roth IRA. Meeks, Ross,
Selander & Associates is a
professional service firm pro-
viding assurance, tax, finan-
cial advisory, and specialty
consulting in the Fernandina
vention services and enhance
awareness of Micah's Place,
the only certified domestic
violence center serving
Nassau County. If you or
someone you know needs
help, call 800-500-1119.
Beach and Jacksonville areas
since 1992. All men are invit-
ed. Tickets are $15 by Nov. 14
and $17 at the door. For
reservations call Bob Keane
at 277-4590. Visit www.men-
The Boys & Girls Club of
Nassau County Foundation
presents the third annual
Speakers Forum with cock-
tail reception, dinner, speaker
and silent auction Nov. 20 at 6
p.m. in the Talbot Ballroom of
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. Tickets are $125 per
Speaker Carla Harris, a
Jacksonville native, is manag-
ing director, strategic client
group, Morgan Stanley
Investment Management and
a gifted singer with two sold-
out concerts at Carnegie Hall
and two CDs to her credit.
She is author of Expect to
Win and sits on the board of
nearly a dozen prominent not-
Call 261-8666 or visit
www.bgcnassau.org for more
information. Ticket sales close
Dance Club's next dance is
Nov. 21 at The Woman's
Club, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd.,
from 7-11 p.m. The theme is
"Celebrate Fall." Hors d'oeu-
vres and soft drinks will be
served. Guest fee is $35 per
couple. "Face For Radio" will
provide music. Special guests
will be dance instructors Jerry
and Mary Gardner. BYOB and
setups will be provided. For
information contact Carolyn or
Dave Ashcraft at 261-9717.
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which naturally comes
with a heavily British perspec-
tive, is a change of pace for
"This was brought up for
people to read, and I really
liked it," he said. "I usually
like to direct Neil Simon stuff,
so I was tempted to offer to
direct The Odd Couple' -
which we're doing next - but
I decided to give this a try."
However, Horton said his
job was made easier by the
"During auditions I was
hoping to see Michael Caine
and Julie Walters walk in.
Alas, they didn't - but
Geoffrey King and Gillian
Johnson did," he said.
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the city of Fernandina
Beach's Fall BBQ
Competition Nov. 21 at
Central Park. Each team will
be provided 50 pounds of
Boston butt for the pork cate-
gory and/or 50 pounds of leg
quarters for the chicken cate-
gory. A small sample will be
presented for judging at 2:30
p.m. and the rest will be for
the public to enjoy at 3 p.m.
Reserve your team's place
now with $75 for one category
or $100 for both. Team fee is
due by Nov. 9 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Each competitor's grill must
have a fire extinguisher on
Tickets are $10 for the
public, additional sides and
beverages included. Enjoy
yard games and view the
cooking stations beginning at
1 p.m. For information call Jay
at 277-7350 or e-mail jrobert-
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre
St., Fernandina Beach, will
host Tail Waggin'
Wednesday, a pet-friendly
happy hour, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25. Call 261-7222, e-mail
Cats Angels Inc., SPCA
presents its second annual
"Rescue Me" fundraiser
Dec. 5 from 7-11 p.m. at the
Florida House Inn, 22 S.
Third St., Fernandina Beach.
Enjoy a silent auction, cash
bar, savory appetizers, sweet
desserts, wine table, door
prizes and music by Doc Mojo
starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are
$20 and available at the Thrift
Store/Adoption Center, 709 S.
Eighth St., or call 321-2267.
Enjoy "Trivia with
Maggie" on Wednesdays at
7:30 p.m. at the Crab Trap in
downtown Fernandina Beach.
Enjoy a special trivia menu,
drink, win prizes and listen to
music while you improve your
memory and get smarter.
Free and open to the public.
William Maurer, who
paints subjects throughout the
world and is continuously find-
ing interesting genre to draw
from, will offer a watercolor
workshop Nov. 9-12 at the
Florida House Inn on South
Third Street. Classes are
scheduled Monday through
Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-noon and
1-3:30 p.m. Cost is $400.
For more information call
261-3300, e-mail innkeep-
com. Visit www.Williamr
The Amelia Island
Plantation Artists' Guild and
Gallery will hold an Open
House Nov. 13 from 5:30-8
p.m. featuring a "Small
Works Of Art" collection.
Just in time for holiday gift giv-
ing, this special collection of
small paintings (none larger
than 8 by 10 inches
unframed) will be shown and
available for purchase in addi-
tion to the regular larger
works in the gallery's new fall
Meet the artists, enjoy
wine, soft drinks and hors
d'oeuvres. The gallery is
located at 94 Village Circle at
the Spa and Shops at Amelia
Island Plantation, next to the
Monkey Barrel shop. Regular
hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Saturday. Call 432-1750.
Join Indigo Alley Nov. 21
from 7-11 p.m. for an
evening of art and music
featuring guest artist Valerie
Vescovi of Boca Raton
along with music from
Jacksonville musician Kristi
Stice. For more information
on the artists visit
Indigo Alley is located at
316 Centre St. Call 261-7222,
gmail.com or visit www.lndigo
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They both have British
accents, so I didn't have to
worry about accents sound-
ing fake - just the lines and
Horton admitted to some
initial fears that audiences
would have a hard time con-
necting to the characters' pas-
sion for literature both great
and obscure. However, he
said, King and Johnson bring
a human touch to such eso-
"I was afraid it might be
too intellectual. It's about lit-
erature that most of the audi-
ence probably won't recog-
nize or identify with," he
said. "But with the acting
we're getting from Geoffrey
and Gill, they're really going
to enjoy it."
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc
announces its Holiday
Poinsettia Sale. Plants are $9
each, with a portion of the
proceeds going to support
KNB's beautification and edu-
cation projects throughout
The poinsettias are florist
quality plants that come in 6
1/2-inch containers. Orders
will be taken until Nov. 20 to
insure a wide range of colors
including red, pink, white,
marble (pink with white) and
jingle bells (Red with White).
KNB will have orders avail-
able for pick up early in
December. Call the KNB
office at 261-0165 or toll free
The New to You 2nd
Annual Winter Wonderland
Christmas Sale will be held at
the store on South 14th Street
from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 7.
New items will be stocked
throughout this event as well
as holiday treasures. Call 321-
2334 for information.
New to You is a non-profit
resale store and program of
the Barnabas Center Inc., a
non-profit agency that offers a
broad base of services to
Nassau County residents
including food, clothing and
household items, medical and
dental care, and subsidies to
help with rent and utilities for
those with an immediate need
for temporary assistance.
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary's
annual Holiday Bazaar will be
held Nov. 11 from 7 a.m.-4
p.m. in the hospital confer-
ence room and will feature
Heather Miller from
Goldilocks Parties with a
one-day gold buy-back oppor-
tunity. There also will be holi-
day food items, Gift Shop
items, arts and crafts, a
"Gifts-to-Go" area and door
prize raffle at $1 per ticket or
six for $5. For information
contact the auxiliary office at
Kick off your holiday sea-
son Nov. 21 by touring six
island bed and breakfast inns,
enjoying each inn's signature
cookie and recipe, hospitality
and holiday decorations.
The Amelia Island Bed and
Breakfast Association will
donate a portion of both ticket
and cookbook sales to
Friends of the Library to help
promote literacy and the pro-
grams of the Fernandina
Tickets are $20 and avail-
able at the Fernandina Beach
library, Chamber of
Commerce, Convention and
Visitors Bureau Depot on
Centre Street and at each inn:
Addison On Amelia, Elizabeth
Pointe Lodge, Fairbanks
House, Florida House Inn,
Hoyt House and the Williams
Tickets also are available
online at www.ameliais-
landinns.com. For informa-
tion visit the website or con-
tact any of the inns.
Alternative gift market
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
hosts its ninth annual
Alternative Gift Market Nov.
21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and
Nov. 22 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Breakfast will be offered both
This is an opportunity to
purchase handmade gifts that
benefit women and children
in developing countries from
around the world. Among the
groups this year are Ten
MayaWorks, Siwok, African
Team Ministries, Heifer
Project, Bonga Ethiopian
School Project, Breast Cancer
Awareness and Hospice, First
Coast Freedom Playground,
Nepal Clinic, Nature's Cork
and Micah's Place.
For more information call
St. Peter's office at 261-4293.
The Annual Pajama Party
Sale & C..i.. i .ill. be held in
downtown Fernandina Beach
on "Black Friday," Nov. 27,
starting at 8 a.m. Shoppers
are invited to don their paja-
mas to enjoy special deals and
discounts at shops and eater-
ies, along with fresh juice, cof-
fee and pastries.
Enter the contest for "Best
Dressed Individual Shopper
in Pajamas" and "Best
Dressed Shopping Group in
Pajamas." Participants must
have their free photo taken at
the judges' booth in the 100
block of Centre Street before
For more information, visit
m, e-mail slprice@bellsouth.
net or call 206-0756.
Amelia Island Plantation
will light up the holiday sea-
son with the annual Holiday
Celebration Nov. 27 from 5-9
p.m. in The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation to
benefit Take Stock in
Enjoy hot chocolate, hot
apple cider, holiday cookies,
horse and carriage rides, live
entertainment, carousel rides
and pictures with Santa Claus.
The cost is $5 per person,
which includes a $1 donation
to Take Stock in Children.
Tickets are available at
Harrison's Mercantile, Resort
To Home and Amelia's
Signature Shop. Children 4
and under are free. Beer and
wine will be available for pur-
For information call 866-
213-8045 or visit
A full day of entertainment
leads up to the city of
Fernandina Beach Christmas
tree lighting ceremony Nov.
28 at 6 p.m. at the foot of
Starting at noon, carolers,
choirs, dancers and singers
will entertain visitors with the
sights and sounds of the
Christmas season. Santa
Claus will arrive at 2 p.m. at
the Fernandina Harbor
Marina aboard the Ye Olde
Pirate charter boat and all are
invited to welcome him to
Santa and Mrs. Claus will
make their way to the train
depot at the foot of Centre
Street to meet and take pic-
tures until 5 p.m. Photos with
pets will also be available.
Entertainment and activities
are hosted by the city of
Fernandina Beach, Historic
Association and Shiny Badges
For more area holiday
activities, check out the
Events Calendars at
Light Up a Life
Take Stock in Children
presents Light Up A Life from
6-9 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Amelia
Inn Conference Center on
Amelia Island Plantation.
Enjoy an evening of fine wine,
a splendid buffet and a silent
auction of unusual items.
Advance tickets are $50 and
available at First Coast
Community Bank, the News-
Leader, Nassau County
Record, Cafe Karibo, Resort
to Home and the Ocean
Clubhouse at Amelia Island
Plantation. Or charge by
phone at 548-4432 (Florida
State College). Tickets will be
$60 at the door.
The Annual Christmas
Glow sponsored by the
Woman's Club of Fernandina
Beach will be held Dec. 4
from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the
Woman's Club Clubhouse at
201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. (behind
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center). Just fol-
low the luminaries to the club-
There will be face painting,
entertainment, and visits with
Santa. Chili, hot dogs, chips
and colas will be served for a
fee. Cookies and punch will
This is the Woman's Club's
gift to the community. Please
come and bring a friend. All
ages are invited. For informa-
tion call 261-4885.
Tour five of Amelia
Island's loveliest, private
homes, all professionally dec-
orated, in Fernandina Beach's
historic district during the
Amelia Island Museum of
History's third annual cele-
bration of the holiday season,
Dec. 4 and 5. New in 2009 will
be an authentic Victorian Tea
in the Bailey House. Homes
will be open from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.; tea will be served at 2, 3
and 4 p.m. Tour tickets are
$25 in advance and $30 on
tour days. Tea tickets are $15
and space is limited. To pur-
chase tickets and for more
information, visit www.amelia-
museum.org or call 261-7378,
ext. 100. Proceeds will contin-
ue the work on major renova-
Parade of Paws
Redbones Dog Bakery and
Boutique will host its 10th
Annual "Parade of Paws" in
downtown Fernandina Beach
on Dec. 5.
Pre-register now at
Redbones. Late registration
will begin on-site at 10 a.m. in
the Citizens Bank parking lot,
Eighth and Centre streets.
Minimum donation is $10 and
all proceeds benefit the
Nassau Humane Society.
Lineup begins at 10:30 a.m.
and the parade starts at 11
a.m. Prizes and trophies will
be awarded for best holiday
outfit, the dog that most looks
like its owner, and cutest per-
sonality. Following the parade
at Redbones enjoy free dog-
gie treats, pictures and spe-
cial guest, chocolatier Kendall
Taylor, who will sell her
home-made chocolate candies
with sales donated to the
Nassau Humane Society. For
more information, visit
The annual Pet Photos
with Santa is Dec. 5 starting
at 10 a.m. at Bark Avenue Pet
Boutique, 97 Amelia Village
Circle. Cost is $20 per photo
and appointments are
required. Photographer is
Holly Allain, who is donating
her time. Proceeds benefit
Project Chance, which sup-
plies guide dogs to children
with autism in Northeast
Florida. To schedule an
appointment, call the store at
The Fort Clinch State Park
Union Holiday Encampment
Dec. 5-6 will featuring re-enac-
tors decorating the fort for
Christmas. Volunteers in Civil
War-era costumes place fresh
greenery on the mantle, deco-
rate a period Christmas tree
and portray daily life as it was
in the winter of 1864. The
ladies string berries and pop-
corn while fires burn in the
fireplaces and soldiers answer
questions about what it is like
to be stationed at Fort Clinch.
The event will take place
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on
Saturday and 9 a.m.-noon on
Sunday. For details call 277-
7274, or visit www.floridas-
The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation
Holiday Luncheon featuring
Chef Williams Castleberry
and the FBHS culinary stu-
dents will be held at noon
Dec. 6 at the Fernandina
Beach Woman's Club, 201
Jean Lafitte Blvd. Sponsorship
levels begin at $40. Call
Alison Douglas at 491-8069 by
Nov. 25 to RSVP The founda-
tion supports the school, its
students and faculty.
Enjoy a Holiday Tea and
the reading of Dylan Thomas'
A Child's Christmas in Wales
on Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m. at
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge on
South Fletcher Avenue.
Tickets are $25 for Friends
of the Library members and
$30 for non-members and
available at the Fernandina
Beach library. Ticket includes
tea and one copy of the book.
The community is invited
to experience "A 1940's
Dec. 11 and 13 at 7 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church. This
is a musical drama set in
wartime 1940's. Journey back
to the 1940's for a moving
story of love and sacrifice. "A
Homecoming" is filled with
upbeat, Big Band arrange-
ments bringing the period
fully to life along with beauti-
ful carols that depict the true
meaning of Christmas. At the
end of the program active and
inactive military personnel
will be honored, with special
recognition of war veterans.
This musical evening
includes a 7-member drama
cast and 45 singers from five
area churches accompanied
by a 13-piece 1940's Big Band.
No admission is charged.
Childcare for children from
birth to age 4 is available with
reservations. For information
call the church office at 261-
9527. Amelia Baptist Church
is located at 961167
Buccaneer Trail where it
intersects with South Fletcher
Avenue at the yellow caution
The Lighted Holiday Land
Parade & Fernandina Harbor
Marina Holiday Lighted Boat
Parade will be held Dec. 12
beginning at 6 p.m.
The parade along Centre
Street is presented by
America's Youth. Parade
applications will available for
pickup on Nov. 9. Entry free.
Applications maybe picked up
at the Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency at
the Peck Center and at the
Chamber of Commerce at
Gateway Boulevard in
The Fernandina Harbor
Marina Holiday Lighted Boat
Parade will follow the land
parade, presented by the
Historic Fernandina Business
Association, beginning in the
harbor at the foot of Centre
and Ash streets. Bring your
chairs and blankets to view
the parade downtown, then
move to the boardwalk at the
marina to see the lighted
The 5th Annual Yulee
Holiday Festival and Parade
will be held at the Yulee
Sports Complex on
Goodbread Drive in Yulee on
Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-4
p.m. The parade will begin at
10 a.m., with the theme
'Through a Child's Eyes,"
followed by a festival offering
food, art and craft vendors,
live music and entertainment
for all ages. Pictures will be
taken with Santa in the
Winter Wonderland through-
out the day.
If you are interested in par-
ticipating in the parade or in
providing entertainment, call
Connie at 225-2516. If you or
your organization would like
reserve a booth, please call
Julie at 225-5237.
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida has the per-
fect holiday gift for dog lovers
- the 2010 Community
Hospice Volunteer Pet
This year's calendar con-
tains full color photographs of
16 of the 51 active pet therapy
teams and provides "personal
information" about each dog.
The calendars are $15 each,
or two for $20. Proceeds ben-
efit the patients and families
of Community Hospice.
To order call Chris
Whitney at (904) 407-7063 or
OUT OF TOWN
The Florida Theatre, 128
East Forsyth St., Jacksonville
presents the holiday classic
Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 12
at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Directed by Dulce Anaya,
Beth Marks, Debbie Peters
and Mark Spivak, renowned
First Coast dance teachers
and choreographers, the pro-
duction features local dancers
with professionals from
Miami City Ballet taking the
roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and
Proceeds will benefit
Dreams Come True. Call
ARIAS concert gala
ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the Symphony)
once again brings the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra to
Amelia Island for a special dinner and concert program. The
annual Black Tie Fundraiser Dinner and Concert gala is
Nov. 22 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Cocktails begin
at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and an auction. The concert
is at 8 p.m. For information contact Bill Gingrich, 277-7094,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall is also when ARIAS organizes its Instrument Zoo
program. During January-March, ARIAS will present the
program to more than 800 fourth graders in six Nassau
County schools. This involves approximately 20 different
mornings, each staffed by 14 volunteers to help the stu-
dents learn hands-on about each of 30 or so instruments.
Each volunteer ideally gives six mornings of two hours plus
travel time to the program over the three-month period. You
do not need to know how to play an instrument - an all-you-
need-to-know workshop is held in early January.
Both men and women are welcome. To sign up, call
schedulers Sandy Shaw at 261-6498, or Rachel Smith at
The Surf Restaurant and
Bar, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave.,
presents Richard Stratton
from 6-10 p.m. tonight; Gary
Lee from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 7;
Ace Winn from 5-9 p.m. Nov.
9; Stevie Fingerzz from 5-9
p.m. Nov. 10; DJ Roc from 5-
10 p.m. Nov. 11; and Gary
Lee from 5-10 p.m. Nov. 12.
Songwriters of all genres
and levels of experience are
welcome to the
Beach NSAI Regional
Workshop Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at
Jack and Diane's Cafe, 708
Centre St., Fernandina
Beach. Call 321-1444 if you
NSAI in an international
organization that focuses on
education and legislative
action for its members.
View membership benefits
Each meeting includes a
lesson plan from a pro song-
writer and song critiques.
Bring five double-spaced
copies of the song lyrics if
you'd like to receive helpful
notes about your song. Play
your song live, or bring a CD
or cassette tape.
Scottish bagpipe lessons
will be taught in Fernandina
Beach beginning with an
organizational meeting at the
police department on Lime
Street from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 10.
There is no charge for the
lessons, but materials such
as a chanter will have to be
purchased before weekly
classes begin in January.
Bagpipes will not have to be
purchased unless and until
the student becomes profi-
cient. For information contact
Laura at 261-5754.
The Karl Davis Band, on
a fall and winter pre-CD
release tour, will play Nov. 12
from 6-10 p.m. at Murray's
Grille Bike Night, on A1A in
Yulee. The Sean Carney
Band, winner of the 2007
Challenge and the 2007
Albert King Award, will play
Nov. 14 from 8-11 p.m. and
Nov. 15 from 3-7 p.m. at the
Green Turtle on South Third
Street, and Nov. 19 from 6-
10 p.m. at Murray's Grille
A music workshop by
artist Bobby Hicks will be
held Nov. 13-14 at the
Florida House Inn, focusing
on playing backup/fill licks,
constructing breaks and
working with a vocalist. The
music selection will consist
of cuts from the Bluegrass
Album Band collection, some
western swing tunes and
some twin fiddle. Cost is
$200 per person. For more
information, visit www.florida-
The University of Florida
Agbedidi Drummers will beat
powerful African rhythms that
fill the air with energy and
excitement at the Amelia Arts
Academy's Sunday Musicale
season opener at Horizon's
Restaurant Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.
This year's Sunday
Musicale series also features
a jazz trio, a Celtic group, an
organ concert at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church featuring
Dr. Tim McKee, and pianist
Scott Watkins' Carnegie Hall
Ticket-holders enjoy a
social hour with wine and
hors d'oeuvres and meet
and mingle with the artists.
Season tickets are $150
and available at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island at
Summer Beach, the Amelia
Yulee Chamber of
Commerce, Amelia Arts
Academy and online at
g. Tickets for individual per-
formances are $40 at the
door, if not sold out.
The Amelia Arts Academy
presents the Academy
Strings Fall Concert at 6:30
p.m. Nov. 17 at the Peck
Admission is free. Visit
g, or 516 South 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call 277-
The Island Chamber
Singers, under the direction
of Jane Lindberg, present
their fall concert Nov. 20 at 8
p.m. and Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. at
Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36
The concert, "Music of a
Kingly Nature" features the
Coronation Anthems of
Handel and the Coronation
Mass of Mozart. The choir
will be accompanied by
strings, trumpets, timpani
Tickets are $15 for adults,
$5 for students and children
5 and under are admitted
free. Purchase tickets at
Gateway Chamber of
Center on Centre Street, or
from any Island Chamber
Tickets will also be avail-
able at the door. Visit
com or call Springer Controls
Alley, 316 Centre St.,
offers a community drum cir-
cle Mondays from 7-8:30
p.m. and Island Tribe
dancers every third Monday
from 7-9 p.m.; live jazz jam
the first and third Tuesday of
the month; John Kaminski
playing live from 7-10 p.m.
the second and fourth
Tuesday; Swing Shift, a free
dance class and dancing
featuring swing and funk
music, Wednesdays from 8-
11 p.m.; In the Round, local
musicians playing live and
open mike night, Thursdays
from 7-11 p.m.; Latin Lounge
on Friday from 8 p.m.-mid-
night with free salsa and
merengue classes and danc-
ing; and live music
Saturday from 7-11 p.m.
Call 261-7222, e-mail
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If You Have Lost Your Pet - please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
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107 Special Occasion
THE NASSAU DETACHMENT,
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
Invites all Marines, their families, &
friends to participate in a celebration
of the 234th birthday of the
United States Marine Corps
Date - Friday, November 6, 2009
Place - Fernandina Beach Golf Club
Time - Social Hour 6pm,
Dinner & Program 7pm
Speaker - Lt. Col. Robert H.
Barrow, USMC (Ret.)
Cost - $25 per person
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201 Help Wanted
needs experienced stylist with clients.
"Let's make a deal".
CLEANING CO. - needs 2 exp'd clean-
ers. Transp. required. Dependable,
fast, w/clean background. Great pay.
Part-time available. (904)556-6042
ARTISTIC FLORIST POSITIONS:
Floral Designer Positions - open
part-time and full time. Experience in
professional Florist required. Apply by
ELECTRICIAN NEEDED - with
experience. Send resume to:
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Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - La Petite
Academy is seeking an experienced
Assistant Director for our Fernandina
Beach school. Must be 21+ yr old
w/active CDA & 1 yr childcare & mgmt
exp. Competitive wages & benefits.
Send resumes to
to 248-697-9006, or call 248-697-
Surfside Properties, Inc. Realtor'
I 01 Help Wanted I
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Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, 98 S. Fletcher
PTL OTR DRIVERS - New pay pkg.
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Express. Up to $.43/mile company
drivers. 12 mos OTR req'd. Heartland
IF YOU ARE READY TO WORK - then
we are looking for you. Self starter
needed immediately for an open
position in our business office. The
successful candidate will be able to
work independently and with others;
possess good people skills; be
knowledgeable in Word and Excel. Data
entry, and A/R, some accounting exp. a
plus. Position is M-F daytime hours
pays $9-$9.50 per hour to start. Fax
resume with dates of prior employment
in confidence to (904)261-5743.
TOW TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED -
Requirements: Class B driver's license,
flat bed wrecker exp., clean driving
record. Please fax resume to (904)225-
1002 or call (904)225-2444.
MANAGER/SECRETARY NEEDED -
Amelia Island. Call (904)430-7894.
ACCOUNTING CLERK - Requires H.S.
Diploma and 3-5 years of accounts
receivable or accounts payable
experience. Must be a team player and
able to work in a fast paced deadline
oriented environment. Strong
organizational and data entry skills.
Excel and Word skills essential.
Knowledge of AccPac and MSDynamics
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I 204 Work Wanted I
CARPET REPAIRS - and restretching I
and installing. Over 35 years I
experience. Call (904)753-1243.
MASTER ELECTRICIAN - 45 yrs exp-
erience. Low prices, work guaranteed.
Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)491-9992.
Don't burn your house down because
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1 206 Child Care
STATE LICENSED CHILDCARE
available immediately for infant or
toddler. $100/wk. Call (904)321-6757
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Financial aid if qualified - Housing
avail. Aviation Institute of Maintenance
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home. Medical, business, paralegal,
accounting, criminal justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer avail.
Financial aid if qualified. (888)203-
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ABANDONED - Free to a good home,
2 beautiful black male cats, neutered,
must go together. (904)491-8187
601 Garage Sales
HUGE GARAGE SALE - 96027 Grey
Heron Ct., Heron Isles Subd., off
Chester Rd. Sat. 11/7, 8am-lpm.
Baby equipment, toys, household
items, country decos, Christmas,
bedding sets (3 families so you name it
we got it).
HUGE GARAGE SALE - Sat. 11/06,
8am-2pm. 96203 Abaco Island Dr.
(Nassau Lakes Subd). 7 pc dining set,
bedroom furn., misc. furniture, house-
hold items, clothing, jewelry, fishing
equipment, toys & much, much more.
FRI. 11/6, 8AM - 85561 Wilson Neck
Rd. (2) Big screens, furniture, 2000
Trailblazer, tools, hundreds of DVDs &
video games, utility cabinet, new
health & beauty, exercise equipment, &
HUGE GARAGE SALE - 2166 Jekyll
Ct., across from the new YMCA. Baby
furniture, baby clothes, toys, boy and
girl clothes, women's clothes, washer
and dryer. Sat. 11/7 and Sun. 11/8,
YARD SALE - 1333 Forrest Dr.
Furniture, TV, knick-knacks, holiday
decoration, & much more. Sat. 11/7,
BIG YARD SALE - Lots of new & used
stuff. Household items, clothing, some
tools, nurses scrubs, Red Hat items &
clothing. 85726 Radio Ave., Yulee. Fri.
11/6 & Sat. 11/7, 8am-3pm.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE - 96075
Piedmont Dr. (Lofton Pointe Subd.)
Sat. 11/7, 8am-? Something for
YARD SALE - 1410 Highland Dr. Sat.
11/7, 8am-? Household items, like
new name brand men, women, & baby
FERNANDINA FARMER'S MARKET
Saturday mornings at Centre & 7th
9am - 1pm
ESTATE SALE - 96050 Cayman Cir.,
Nassau Lakes Subd. Moving sale. Bar
stools, dining table w/6 chairs, PVC
patio set, odd furn., lots of collectibles,
Beanie Babies, Furbys, Barbie dolls,
Christmas deco, Disney VHS movies.
Sat. 11/7, 8am-2pm, 261-5661
GARAGE SALE - Sat. 11/7, 8am-?
Clothing, books, toys, furniture. 96196
Coral Reef Rd., in Heron Isles off
I 601 Garage Sales
20-FAMILY GARAGE SALE - Hickory
Village, 86034 Knotted Oak Way
(Yulee). Big variety Christmas
decorations, furniture, antiques, & lots
more. Sat. 11/7, 8am-lpm.
SAT. 11/7 - 8am-lpm. Breakfast
nook, fishing tackle, fighting chair, skis
& boots, binoculars, TV wall mount, bi-
fold doors, tires. 1048 S. Fletcher Ave.
Rain or shine.
SPANISH OAKS GARAGE SALE - Sat.
11/7, 8am-2pm. Furniture, Christmas,
baby items, books, toys, & much more.
94072 Willow Oak Ln.
ESTATE/DOWNSIZING SALE - 614
Santa Maria Drive, Thurs Nov 5th, Fri Nov
6th, and Sat Nov 7th, from 9:00am-
4:00pm, rain or shine. Numbers to enter
at 8:30am day of sale. Beautiful, quality
furniture & household items. Large Curio
from Lott's Furniture, Martha Stewart Sofa,
Ethan Allen chair with ottoman, Ethan
Allen deacon's bench, 2 wicker chaise
lounges, wicker end table & small wicker
pcs, stain glass window, glass top dinette
set, 4 bar stools, large silk palm tree, book
shelf, black buffet/server, baker's rack, 44
pcs Staffordshire "Renown" Flow Blue,
Meissen Blue Onion Platter, 50+ pcs Royal
Albert Serena China, misc Waterford pcs,
Tiffany & Co sterling key ring, 8 pcs Miss
America compotes, Watercolors by Pat
Haley, Judi Wagner, Mary Borshard, Lenox
Seder Plate, Lladro Moses, lamps, Oriental
Black Lacquer Jewelry Box, costume
jewelry, cast iron skillets, metal garden
bench, Henckels knives, wood bird cages,
Tom Clark Uncle Herschel figure, Mud Men
figures, owl collection, Jasperware plate,
kitchen items, needlepoint frames &
booklets, immersion suits, We-no-nah
Canoe, Ram left handed golf clubs, Kitchen
Island, dog travel carriers, large dog cage,
VCR, truck tool box, tools, ladder, shovels,
rakes, lots of miscellaneous. For more
info, photos and map go to
being done by Mary Ann Pihlblad dba
HUGE GARAGE SALE - Sat. 11/7,
8am-2pm. 95201 Nassau River Rd. in
O'Neal. 107 to store, then right on
Arbor Ln. to Nassau River Rd.
YARD/MOVING SALE - 85189 Ashley
Ave. (Wilson Neck area). Sat. 11/7,
8am-? Some free articles.
MARSH LAKES - 2 families.
Appliances, glassware, tools, vac.,
furniture, plants, clothes, 2 beautiful
carpets. Fri. 11/6, 12-6pm & Sat.
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I 01 Garage Sales I
HUGE YARD SALE - Tools, clothes,
toys, fishing stuff, knick-knacks,
kitchen items, antiques, a whole lot
more. Sat. 11/7, 9am-3pm. Past
Springhill Baptist Church, follow signs
to Clearwater Rd.
BIG YARD SALE - Sat. 11/7, 7:30am-
? 401 S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach.
Furniture, household items, & clothes.
ST. MICHAEL ACADEMY
2ND ANNUAL GARAGE SALE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2009
8:00AM - 1:00PM
PARISH HALL AT 4TH ST. & CALHOUN
GARAGE SALE - Sat. 11/7, 8am-
12pm. Furniture, toys, clothes, plants,
old dolls, household items, books, &
much more. 315 S. 5th St., 3 blocks
from old courthouse.
COMMUNITY YARD SALE - High
Pointe Subd./Barnwell Rd. (Lowe's).
Sat. 11/7, 7am-?
SAT. 11/7 - 8am-3pm. Household,
giftware, holiday items, collectible
children's books, airline memorabilia,
commemorative periodicals, buttons,
posters, assorted books, petrified
redwood. 2060-B Natures Ln. W.
MOVING SALE - Fri. 11/6 & Sat. 11/7,
9am-lpm. 86123 Fieldstone,
Meadowfield Subd., Yulee. Christmas
items, furniture, home decor, ladies
clothes (16 & up), treadmill, lawn
SAT. 11/7 - 1948 Clinch Dr., 8am-
12pm. Multi-family. Furniture, mirrors,
garden fountain, deer stand, Sears
treadmill, clothes, wooden double bed,
headboard, foot board, night stands,
end tables, household, misc. items.
I 601 Garage Sales 11602 Articles for SaleI
MOVING/MULTI-FAMILY SALE -
Sat. 11/7, 9am-4pm. 2139 Egret Ln.,
off Citrona Ave.. near YMCA. Furniture,
clothes, housewares, vintage items,
collectibles, new items, lots more. Rain
GARAGE SALE - 2111 Oak Bluff Ct.,
just off Citrona. Fri. 11/6 & Sat. 11/7.
Household items, Christmas lights &
decorations, scale-model die-cast cars.
GARAGE SALE - Nassau Lakes multi-
families. Fri. 11/6 & Sat. 11/7, 8am-
2pm. Come drive through our
neighborhood, Old Nassau Rd. right on
Parliament, right on Nassau Lakes Dr.
Look for signs. Many homes partaking.
YARD SALE - Shop early for
Christmas. Something for everyone.
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Fannie at (904)753-2905.
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2 bedroom garden units * 2 bedroom townhouse style
3 bedroom garden units * Marsh views
Swimming pool * Dishwasher * Laundry facilities
Washer/dryer connections* * Washer/dryer units available*
Water, garbage & pest control included in rent
Prices starting at $675.00 per month
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804 Amelia Island Homesi 808 Off Island/Yulee
AMELIA PARK - 1711 Park Ave, 2115SF,
large comer lot, 3BR/2BA + Built in Office,
large formal DR, kitchen cafe, in ground
pool, privacy fence, covered lanai, 2 car
garage, a/c & heat, cable & phone in every
room including garage and lanai, gas
fireplace, built in entertainment center, gas
connections on lanai, all appliances
including w/d, new a/c. $425,00.
(904)583-3732 or (904)206-1869.
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508 S. Fletcher Ave.
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Date: November 7, 2009
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has been renovated ceiling to floors
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bathrooms. Call for appointment to
preview. 491-5906. $258,000
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Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1pm - 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
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1,2&3 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $585-$705
Tues & Thurs 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am - 12pm
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43 Tracts From 1 to 249 Acres
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$55K/OBO. Call (904)504-7674.
75 X 370 WOODED LOT - on Amelia
Island adjacent to Summer Beach Golf
Course. $60,000. Call (386)299-1253.
LOT FOR SALE - #10 Blackrock Rd.
.55 acre, cleared, filled, well drilled,
between Pirates Wood entrances.
817 Other Areas
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2242. Exc for retirement or relocation.
nice house, fenced pasture on 61� ac.
Auction 11/17 at 11am (or earlier upon
price agreement) at Pike Co.
Courthouse. Contact Atty. Joe W.
Adams (334)774-5533. ANF
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851 Roommate Wanted
ROOMMATE WANTED - $400/mo.
Quiet street, close to downtown &
beach. Call Chuck at (850)567-0208.
S852 Mobile Homes
2BR/2BA SW TRAILER - on Lonnie
Crews Rd. Fenced in yard & sheds. Nice
neighborhood. $600/mo. + $600 dep.
2BR/2BA TRAILER FOR RENT - 1
acre lot. New A/C. (904)583-1664
3/2 DWMH - off Radio Rd. Fenced
backyard. Some pets OK. $850/mo. +
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT - Weekly
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
2BR/1BA Trailer - Blackrock area.
Heat & air. $550/mo. + $500 deposit.
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - in
Blackrock Rd. area. $700/mo. + $400
sec. dep. (904)753-1691
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE - for rent.
$800/mo. + $800 deposit. Old
Nassauville Rd. area. Call (912)285-
3313 or (912)550-6542.
2BR/2BA - Beautiful new decor. $600-
$700/mo. Includes water, lawn.
Possible RTO. (904)315-1757 or 613-
On Island - 2/1 SWMH in park
starting $165 wk/$660 mo. + dep.
Utilities available. Also, At Beach -
effic. apt., $145 wk incl utils/cable.
2/1 MOBILE HOME - Chester Rd.
$625/mo. + deposit. (904)206-3423
ROOM FOR RENT - for single. 5
minutes from beach. Private bath,
private entrance. $100/wk. + $200
dep. Call 10am-6pm, (904)624-5084
ACROSS FROM OCEAN - 57 S.
Fletcher Ave. 2BR/2BA completely
furnished. Washer/dryer, d/w, disposal,
TV, ceiling fans. $950/mo. + utilities.
Deposit $950. Call (904)277-7622 to
schedule walk through.
WATERFRONT - 1BR, can be furn-
ished except bed. Some utilities. Great
fishing & boating. (904)703-4265
At Beach - Remodeled effic $145 wk,
incl utils/cable. Also On Island -
2&3BR SWMH in park starting $165
wk/$660 mo + dep. 261-5034
1BR/1BA EFFICIENCY APT. - with
porch, downtown near Centre St.
BEACHES CHOICE - 2BR oceanview
apt. Freshly painted, new carpet, ceiling
fans, CH&A, W/D conn. Svc pets only.
No smoking. $875/mo. Wtr/sew incl.
737 N. Fletcher. 261-4127
For Rent - 2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt.
Newly rebuilt. CH&A, stove, refrig.,
d/w, carpet. $750/mo. + dep. & ref's.
828 Nottingham Dr. (904)261-3035
ARTIST'S APT. - with retail space
available. $900 includes utilities. 505
S. 9th St. (904)321-3404
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY - in Yulee.
Must be clean. No smoking. Dock for
sunning or fishing. Utilities & cable
included. $700/mo. + dep. & refs.
1BR/1BA DOWNSTAIRS APT. - by
beach access. Utilities, garage, W/D
included. $700/mo. + $700 dep.
Service dogs only. (904)556-3002
A Bank Repo For Sale - 4BR $25,000
only $225/mo. 3BR $12,500 only
$199/mo. 5% dn 30 yrs @ 8% apr.
Listings (800)366-9783 ext 5853. ANF
4BR/3BA $217/MO. - Foreclosures.
3BR only $199/mo. Won't last. 5% dn,
15 yrs @ 8% apr. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5669. ANF
OCEAN VIEW - 2BR/1BA downstairs
duplex, tile floors, W/D, dishwasher,
covered porch. N/S. $1050/mo.,
includes utilities. (904)556-2177
2BR/1BA - unfurnished beachside
upstairs duplex unit for rent at 832 N
Fletcher--less than 200 feet to the
beach. Living room opens on to
covered oceanview deck. Unit has
central heat/air and washer/dryer.
$975/mo with 6 month lease & $700
dep---$100 off 2nd months rent---All
utilities included except telephone. Svc
animals only & no smoking. Good
credit & references required. Call 277-
3317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR RENT - Live in an attractive
unfurnished 1200 sq. ft. Beach
Townhouse. 2BR/2.5BA, with all
appliances furnished including a
personal enclosed laundry. This 2001
Townhouse offered for $900/mo. Call
261-6450 for appt.
987 CHAD ST. - 3BR/2BA 2-story
townhome. Available now. $900/mo.
Call 583-8968. Pets allowed.
3BR/2BA - Renter willing to pay
security deposit + $300 cash. Park
View Place sub close to schools/beach.
Security/sprinkler systems, stainless
steel apple, W/D, Fireplace, fenced back
yd w/screened porch. $1100/mo.
Credit check required. (904)302-2830.
ON ISLAND - Beautiful 3000sf 6BR/4
full baths. 500 ft. from the ocean in
nice subdivision. 2-car garage, lawn
service, fitted for internet, phones &
cable, laundry room with washer/dryer
TOWNHOME FOR RENT - 3/2,
private, all new. $985. (904)753-
CHARMING - Old World style house
4BR/3BA, gourmet kitchen, wood &
Travertine floors. 513 Dade St., Fern.
Bch. $1500/mo. (904)210-6191
4BR/2.5BA - 2100sf. Cartesian Point,
15 minutes to Jacksonville or St.
Marys. Fenced backyard. $1150/mo.
10'-FLORA PARKE - Large 4BR family
1BR/1BA SPACIOUS STUDIO - 10' home. Hardwood floors throughout,
ceiling, CH&A, W/D hookups, very nice. very clean, fenced backyard. $1300/
$725 includes all utilities. (904)556-9581 mo. (904)753-1820
RIVERFRONT LOFT APT. - on San
Carlos Park. Fantastic sunsets, patio,
2BR/1BA, stainless kitchen appl's,
custom cabinets, laundry h/u. $995.
WATERFRONT - 1BR, can be furn-
ished except bed. Some utilities. Great
fishing & boating. (904)703-4265
GREAT 1BR APT - in Historic district.
Clean, safe. No smoking. Service
animals only. $800 incl. electric, water,
wireless Internet and satellite TV.
Private covered porch. Can be rented
THE COLONY - 4830 Gulfstream Ct.
2BR/2BA, fully furnished including Wifi,
cable, long distance calling. $1250/mo.
Contact nhnne # (q904)838-1q969q
ON ISLAND AT SEASIDE: 2,400 sq.
ft. 4-bedroon 3-full baths. Walk or cycle
to the beach, Ft. Clinch or town. 2-car
garage, sprinkler system, smoke and
security alarms, fitted for internet,
phones & cable. Fully equipped kitchen,
with breakfast nook, formal dining
area, and storage area, laundry room
with washer/dryer. $1,650 month.
904/206-0817 or 770/493-9664.
2BR/1BA - All new appliances. W/D.
Wimbrel Ln. off Philips Manor near Ritz
Carlton & Peters Point beach access.
Waterfront Bells River Estates -
New 2800sf concrete blk home. 4/3
w/master up & down, gourmet kitchen,
2-car gar. $1195/mo. (904)860-5564
-- PHU--*--- O-1-- ;.- NORTH HAMPTON - 3/2.5, 1950sf.,
2BR/2BA - on Amelia Island scenic views, 18th tee. 85001 Wainscott
Plantation. $1200/mo. for 6 months. Ct. $1625/mo. Call Don Brown Realty
Call AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129. 225-5510 or 571-7177
CONDOS FOR RENT HOTLINE - Ask
about our FREE RENT SPECIAL,
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030.
LUXURY CONDO - 2BR/2BA, garage,
pool, gated community, ground level.
The Villas at Summer Beach.
Unfurnished. $1150/mo + util. 277-3206
THE COLONY - 2BR/2BA, bonus room,
garage, W/D, pool, tennis courts.
$900/mo. Available 12/1/09. Call
1/2 MONTH FREE - The Palms at
Amelia 2BR/2BA starting at $825/mo.
3BR/2BA starting at $900/mo. Call
1BR/1BA - in popular Amelia Lakes.
Includes pool, fitness center, tennis,
lakeside. Owner is licensed RE agent.
$700/mo. + dep. (904)742-4649
925 TARPON - North Pointe, 2BR/
2.5BA, close to beach, pool, covered
parking. $850/mo. Nick Deonas Realty,
1 & 2 Bed Luxury Condos in gated,
waterfront community. Resort-style
pool, tennis court, 24/7 fit ctr,
volleyball & more! Garden tubs, walk-in
closets, & lots of upgrades! Call Jessica
(904)415-6969. Starting at $799/mo!
FERNANDINA SHORES - 3BR/2BA
ground floor, pool, tennis, clubhouse,
dishwasher. Year lease, ref's, deposit.
Avail November. $995/mo. 261-5630
AMELIA LAKES - 2BR/2BA, ground
floor, lakefront. $950/mo. Water, sewer,
washer & dryer included. Call (904)
AMELIA PARK COTTAGE - 2BR/2BA,
Den or DR, EIK w/granite, great room
w/HW floors and FP, screen porch, Ic
garage. Lawn and shrub maintenance
included. $1200. (904)222-1953
YULEE COTTAGE - 2BR/1BA,
completely refurbished, CH&A, tile
bath. $750/mo., 1st & last + $700
security. Call (904)465-0511.
861 Vacation Rentalsi
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
BestAddress in Fernandina Beach
1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
/ Fitness Center
V Business Center
/ Gated Community
Call for Details
_ (904)277-2500, r
Office Space - includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPACE - to rent
or lease. Prestigious Gateway to Amelia
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT - Desk,
bookcase, chair, all utilities, & some
extras. $500/mo. 753-4077
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
402 Centre St. 1000-9000SF
1 North 4th St (Swan Bldg)
501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg)
Atlantic Ave @ 14th St 700SF
117 S. 9th St 1200SF
1405 Park Ave 918SF
Galphin R/E Svc - (904)277-6597
TURNKEY CLASS A OFFICE SPACE -
in Gateway To Amelia complex
available for professional service firm
on an office sharing basis. If interested
contact Sue Armstrong at (904)277-
RESTAURANT FOR LEASE - 3800 sq.
ft. 463179 AIA, Yulee. Permits
available for alcoholic beverages. (904)
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
2007 CHEVROLET HHR-LT - Loaded,
like new, 26K miles, moon roof,
leather, Pioneer sound, cruise, etc.
Asking $14,700. (904)261-5374
Police Impounds - Honda 1999 Civic
$200. Nissan 2991 Altima $350. Ford
2001 Taurus $700. For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9275. ANF
2005 DODGE SRT-4 (Turbo)
FSBO - '97 Saturn $1900. '94
Plymouth Van $2500. '91 Dodge PU
$2500 & '95 Dodge PU $2900. All
good running condition. 261-5034
BMW 325i - 2006, arctic metallic, 6
cyl., auto. 24,500 miles. Owner paid
off. Garage kept, pristine condition.
Real Estate, Inc.
S850785US 17Yulee - 150x300 lot with
a 1458 sq. ft. building & large paved
parking lot. $2,500/mo. + tax & util.
* 1200 s.f. at Five Points Plaza, 816 Sadler
Rd. Between Stein Mart and At Home
Amelia. Great frontage. Long term
lease. $2400/mo includes CAM + tax.
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good
exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space $1350/mo + tax
*Approx 1,800 s.f. 1839 S. 8th St
Adjacent to Huddle House $2,250/mo
lease + tax, also considering sale.
*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport. Roll up
doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
*DEER WALK - 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer, garbage. First months rent
FREE with one year signed lease.
*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
*Five Points Village 2250 S 8th St. Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample
parking,AIA exposure. Great for retail
or large office space. Call for details.
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Real Estate, Inc.
*3BR/2.5BA w/pool unfurnished
95109 Hildreth Ln NO SMOKING
$1550 + util.
*730 S 14th. - 3BR/IBA home
w/fenced backyard, $875/mo. + util.
* 322 S.6th St. 4BR/2BA $ 1, 100 + util.
*2519 S. Fletcher Ave (West Side),
3-4 BR/2.5BA 2800 sq. ft. Home.
Lots of parking. Unfurnished $1,400
19 S. 14th St., 2/1, $900/mo. + util.,
security deposit $1,000.
*3BR/2.5BA Very nice 2500 sq.ft.
home at Florence Point $1,450/mo.
+ util. Avail 1/1/2010
*3BR/2BA Home on Amelia Island
with beautiful view of Egans Creek.
$1,650/mo. + Util.
*3BR/2BA Home w/ pool,
Dunewood PI., close to beach and
golf course $1,350/mo + util
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo.
+ util. Security deposit of $1,000.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great DeckOceanview$950/mo. + util.
*3BR/2BA on First Ave. w/one car
garage. Like new with a partial
ocean view $1,150/mo + util.
2BR/IBA Oceanview. 487 S.
Fletcher. Call for more information
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Furnished or unfurnished. Community pool with beach
access and Summer Beach membership available for small
fee. Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,950/mo
1549 Geddes - 2120 sf. 3BR/2BA furnished home located
in Amelia Park. Walking distance to YMCA, Post Office
and beach. Utilities included. Pets allowed. On Island.
330 S. 7th - 1592 sf completely renovated 3BR/2BA with
master suite upstairs and upgraded kitchen. Pets allowed.
On Island. $1,450/mo
918 White - 1040 sf. 2BR/3BA with loft. Hardwood floors,
granite countertops, commercial kitchen. Wrap around
porch with beautiful back yard. W/D. Half month rent off
with 12 month lease. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,400/mo
86624 Cartesian Pointe - 1890 sf. 3 BR/2BA home with
fenced in backyard. Covered patio with hot tub. Two car
garage. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,250/mo
1893 White Sands - 2400 sf. 3BR/2.5BA townhome
located in Cape Sound. Gated community with pool, work
out facility. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,250/mo
2108 Natures Lane - 1942 sf. 3BR/2BA home with
hardwood floors in dining, kitchen and study. Fenced
backyard. W/D plus lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island.
76225 Tideview - 1900 sf. 3BR/2BA home located in
Timbercreek. Master suite with tiled shower. Kitchen
overlooking family room. Backyard next to playground and
community pool. W/D. Pets allowed. Off Island.
1641 Park - 1400 sf. 2BR/2BA townhouse with two master
suites. Backyard courtyard for entertaining. Short walk to
YMCA. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,200/mo
1010A Natures Walk - 1526 sf. 3BR/2.5BA townhome.
Walking distance to middle school and high school.
Located off Citrona. Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island.
perty Mangement Specialists
2184A First - 1530 sf. 3BR/2BA with master suite upstairs
and guest suite down. One car garage. Lawn care. On
76087 Long Pond - 1590 sf. 3BR/2BA home located in
Cartesian Point. Fenced backyard. Covered lanai. Security
and irrigation. W/D. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,175/mo
823 N. Fletcher - 1960 sf. 2BR/1BA furnished upstairs
condo. Ocean view with sunroom. Water included. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,100/mo
85134 St. John - 1500 sf. 3 BR/2BA brick home located in
Lofton Point with large fenced backyard. W/D. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $1,050/mo
710 N. 15th - 1460 sf. 3BR/2BA home with fenced in back
yard and patio/deck. Great for entertaining. $1,050/mo
1908 Beech Street- 1141 sf. 3BR/1.5BA with fenced back
yard. Pets Allowed. On Island. $1,050/mo
Amelia Lakes #1422 - 1143 sf. 2 BR/2 BA second floor
condo in gated community. Vaulted ceiling in family room
with fireplace. Community pool, tennis and workout
facility. Pets allowed. November rent free! Off Island.
86030 Palm Tree - 1700 sf. 3BR/2BA home on two acres.
Screened porch on front and sun room in back. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $925/mo
408 S. 15th - 1084 sf. 3BR/1.5BA home with fenced in
back yard. Tiled main living area. Pets allowed. On Island.
5457 Leonard - 1332 sf. 2BR/2BA home in Historic
American Beach. Large outdoor entertainment area for
cookouts and family gatherings. Pets allowed. Off Island.
86088 Santa Barbara - 1200 sf. 2BR/2BA home located in
Lofton Point with fenced backyard. Great roommate plan.
One car garage. Pets allowed. Off Island $850/mo
823 N. Fletcher - 1960 sf. 2BR/1BA duplex just steps from
the beach on North end of Amelia Island. Downstairs unit.
Water included. Pets allowed. On Island. $750/mo
86317 Callaway - 1000 sf. 2BR/1BA house on large lot.
Wood floors with updated kitchen. Pets allowed. Off
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* 95069 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio and well
maintained lawn Home has separate dining and fireplace in living room $1595
* 4701 Rigging Drive (Golf Side South) - 3BR/2BA Located in prestigious gated
community where amenities include a community swimming pool and easy
access to the beach, Ritz Carlton and Golf Club of Amelia just across the street
* 2806 Ocean Sound Drive 3BR/2BA -Nice newly painted home located in
Ocean Sound subdivision Fireplace in family room, screened in back patio and 2
Car garage $1450
* 1933 Sycamore Lane 3BR/2BA -This home is charming country living at its
best Located in Shady Point Plantation on three acres of land with beautiful trees
all around Sit back and relax warm evenings in the florida room or cozy up by
the fireplace on the cold winter nights Either way this one is a charmer $1495
* 2379 Captain Kidd Dr. (Pirates Bay) - 3BR/2BA, new carpet, rear patio, 2
car garage, corner lot Located near beach, shopping & schools $1050
* 2248 Pirates Bay Dr - 4BR/2 5BA Large lot on cul-de sac, located close to
beach, schools and shopping Master bedroom and bathroom located on first
floor, 3 bedrooms and bath upstairs with loft area Family room, formal dining
room, kitchen with breakfast area $1350
* 829 Mary St - 3BR/3BA including mother-in-law suite on first floor Walk to
the beach from this 3 story home on large comer lot Approx 2,300 sqft liv
ing space and over 1340 sq ft of exterior decks on 3 sides of the house with ocean
views Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings Fireplaces in living room and
master bedroom lTwo car garage Water and lawn maintenance included
* 4941 Windward Place (Windward Cove)- 3BR/2BA on South end of the
island, close to the beach Open family room with built ins and wood laminate
flooring throughout Large master bath with garden ub Two car garage and
fenced in back yard $1395
* 1930 Highland Drive- 3BR/2BA Custom built home in great neighborhood
Fireplace in family room, open kitchen, breakfast bar, and built in bench seating
Screenedporchandlarge fenced backyard Two car garage Lawn care and pest
* 1542 Lisa Avenue - 2BR/2BA Fully furnished home on the North end of Amelia
Island Stainless steel appliances Open floor plan, ceiling fans, tile floors
Two car garage $1450
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - OFF ISLAND
* 87073 Raddin Road, Yulee - 3BR/2BA Modular home with large partially
fenced yard Interior features fireplace, washer/dryer, island bar, bonus room
* 861516 Worthington Dr - 3BR/ 2BA Home on large lot Separate dining
$699,000 - Sandpiper Loop - MLS#49621
4BR/4BA, 2,693 s.f.Townhome
Nip Galphin - 277-6597
* 966 Chad Street - 3BR/2BA Townhome close to schools, shopping Bright
open floor plan with loft area Vaulted great room, separate dining $975
* 1 N 4th Street Apt C (Swan Building)- 1BR/1BA in Historic District Large
bedroom, full master bath, water included Walking distance to shops, restau-
rants, post office $600
* 2040 Village Lane- 3BR/2BA Centrally located townhouse on cul-de sac, close
to schools and shopping Features gas fireplace, 2 car garage, washer/dryer, and
enclosed sunroom $1250
* 1833 Perimeter Park Road (Amelia Park)- 2BR/2BA Newly constructed,
never been occupied Centrally located on Amelia Island Ceramic tile, gran
ite countertops, W/D hookups Separate tub and shower in master Close to
schools and shopping $1225
* 1841 Perimeter Park Road (Amelia Park)- 3BR/2BA Centrally located on
Amelia Island Ceramic tile, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wash
er anddryer Closeto schools and shopping $1350
* 3165 South Fletcher Unit 12 (Sea Castle) - 3BR/2 5 Condo with commu-
nity pool at rear of condo $1125
* 95046 Springtide Lane - 3BR/4BA This is a beautiful town home located in a
gated community off AIA off of the Intercoastal waterway Rent includes water,
garbage, sewer and lawn service $2,475
* 2850 South Fletcher - 3BR/1BA beautiful ocean views upstairs $1095
Downstairs oceanfront 2 BR/1 BA w/bonus room, fenced front and rear yard
* 31135 Paradise Commons #621 (Amelia Lakes) - 2BR/ 2BA Upstairs unit in
gated communityWood burning fireplace in living room, wvalkin closets,
screened balcony overlooking pond $925
* 2700 Mizell 401B - 3BR/2BA in Amelia Woods Fully furnished unit over
looking community pool and tennis court 3 month lease minimum $1095
* 2811 Atlantic Ave Unit 201 (Fernandina Cay) - 3BR/3BA Beautiful, fully
furnished with great ocean views Private elevator entrance into tiled foyer
Nice upgrades throughout including crown molding, Corian countertops,
recessed lighting, double oe oven large kitchen and plenty of storage Walk across
the street to beach and Main Beach Park $1895
* 1320 Martin Luther King Jr. Street - 2BR/2BA on the comer of 14th Street
Partially furnished duplex includes washer and dryer Garage converted into an
office and separate storage room Open patio and screened porch Fenced in
* 3200 Fletcher Ave Unit D-1 (Ocean Dunes) - 2BR/2BA Nicely furnished
ground floor unit Ocean front patio with beautiful ocean views, steps from the
beach Located across from the Surf Restaurant Community pool $1450
$340,000 - Reserve Court - MLS#48982
4BR/2BA in Reserve at Old Bluff
Nip Galphin - 277-6597
$210,000 Martinique Ct. - MLS#50361
2BR/2BA - In The Colony
Nip Galphin - 277-6597
$495,000 - Fernandina Cay - MLS# 43544 $1,295,000 1000 S. Fletcher-MLS#45255 $177,000 - Timber Creek PLantation - MLS#50131
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375,000 - MLS#49508 $510,000 - Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365 $150,000 - Cartesian Pointe - MLS#50160
2600 SF. across from the Bells River 4BR/3BA - 2578sf - In Seaside Subdivision 1,928 sq.ft. Can close before Nov. 30th.
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* Barrington Lot * $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* Beech Street * Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* 1735 Clinch Dr. 3.2 acres $599,000 #49568 * Nip Galphin - 277-6597
* S. Fletcher Lot 50 X 100 $425,000 Brad Goble 261-6166
*3280 S. Fletcher, 95x400, R-3, MLS#49357, $675,000 Nip Galphin 277-6597
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Nashville singer/songwriter Sally Barris performs in Fernandina Nov. 14.
Nashville artist known
for songs from the heart
Nashville singer/songwriter Sally Barris has
managed to be successful in the mainstream world
of country music without giving up her folk and
Barris will perform in Fernandina at 8 p.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 14 at the next Evening of Story &
Song, the popular singer/songwriter series spon-
sored by First Coast Community Bank and the
Founders of St. Peter's and hosted by Mark and
Donna Paz Kaufman.
Her unique style, influenced by artists such as
Dougie Maclean, Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, Tony Rice
and Richard Thompson, is what makes her stand
out in a city known for "cookie cutter" talent.
Whether on her own albums or those of well-estab-
lished artists like Trisha Yearwood and Martina
McBride, Barris's music is unmistakably recogniza-
Some of her better known hit songs include:
"Let the Wind Chase You" (Trisha Yearwood),
"Reluctant Daughter" (Martina McBride), "Some
Things I Know" (Lee Ann Womack), "I'm On My
Way" (American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler), "The
Innocent Years" (Kathy Mattea) and "Honeysuckle
Sweet" (Jessi Alexander), which appeared in the
Miramax film "An Unfinished Life."
The Minnesota native, who first arrived in
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Sally Bariis will perform in Burns Hall at St
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career, is now one of the most talented songwriters
currently working in Nashville.
Barris, who has cultivated a unique style of her
own and has several CDs in her repertoire, is
poised to make a similar breakthrough to interna-
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Story and Song."
Alhambra's new owners
plan homecoming party
Alhambra Dinner Theatre's new
owners will celebrate with a
"Homecoming" party Saturday
as the theater's "alumni" per-
form the story of Alhambra past, present
Jacksonville entrepreneur Craig
Smith and four other investors last week
finalized a deal to buy the struggling
operation that closed its doors at the end
of August after more than 40 years.
Former owner Tod Booth will continue
as artistic director and top Jacksonville
chef Mathew Medure will take over the
The Alhambra will officially reopen
Dec. 2 with the seasonal favorite
"Christmas Carole," and plans are to
keep the 2010 lineup as Booth had
planned. Season tickets sold before the
theater closed will be honored and those
holding tickets to the last two shows this
season that were canceled - The Odd
Couple" and "My Fair Lady" - can
exchange them for one of next year's
Smith had been working on a deal
since Booth announced he was shutting
down, launching Save the Alhambra
Dinner Theatre on Facebook, where he
posted a heartfelt appeal. "Like so many
others I do not want to see the Alhambra
go away! How can you help? We are not
asking you to buy anything today.
However, we are asking that you join us
by becoming a fan of 'Save the
Alhambra' to help us gauge support for
the future." More than 7,000 people have
Saturday's party, from 2:30 to 5:30
p.m. outdoors at the Alhambra, 12000
Beach Blvd., "is the first opportunity for
some of the 'Save the Alhambra' support-
ers who have joined the Facebook page,
along with others, to meet in person at
the theater they are helping to reopen,"
Smith said in a statement posted on
The event is free and will feature live
outdoor entertainment, complimentary
snacks and beverages, theater-themed
projects for kids and fun for all ages.
There will be 2010 season ticket give-
aways and more, but guests must RSVP
with the number of attendees at
The Alhambra box office also will
reopen Saturday, and the phone number
remains the same: (904) 641-1212.
Meanwhile, "makeup is already hit-
ting the building. The 'Pepto Bismol
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Pink' exterior is now receiving its first
layer of primer for its facelift," said
Smith. "There will be many changes on
the inside as well. Everything you touch
will be new; from the flooring to the
bathroom fixtures, the chairs, the nap-
kins, the flatware and glasses. Among
the most welcome of changes will be the
food," he said, referring to Medure,
owner of Mathew's and Take Away
Gourmet in San Marco and Restaurant
Medure in Ponte Vedra Beach.
One thing that won't change, accord-
ing to the Theatre Partners, as the
investors group is called, is the profes-
sionalism and quality of the stage
performances under the direction of
"For the past 24 years Tod Booth has
earned consistent praise from critics and
patrons alike for his excellent stage pro-
ductions. ... Booth will now be free to
focus all of his attentions on the
demands of being the artistic director; a
labor of love he is thrilled to be continu-
ing," the partners wrote at www.alham-
"We realize that Alhambra patrons
have many questions, which we look for-
ward to answering as quickly as possi-
ble. Among the most immediate means
of passing along information will be the
Alhambra web page, the Facebook page
'Save the Alhambra' and your personal e-
Patrons are invited to join the
Alhambra e-mail list to receive updates.
Continued from 1B
4 p.m. contact Pam
Figus at 583-3869. For
contact Suzy Blalock at
The Nassau County
will host its Annual
Banquet Nov. 7 at 6
p.m. at the Atlantic
This year's program
will focus on "Stabili-
zing Our Neighbor-
ment." The public is
invited to hare an
evening of community
fellowship and a meal
catered by Erving and
Proceeds benefit the
fund. For reservations
or 261-4396. The dona-
tion is $40.
GIRL'S NIGHT OUT
The sixth annual
"Girl's Night Out" to
benefit The Council on
Aging and Dignity U
Wear will be held Nov.
8 at Stein Mart, 814
Sadler Road, from 6-9
p.m. for ladies only.
Admission donation of
$10 to benefit the
Council on Aging
includes 20 percent off
one item purchased
that night. Silent auc-
tion proceeds go to
Dignity U Wear.
skin treatments and
chair massages, floral
tions, informal model-
ing and food by area
tickets at Stein Mart.
The Amelia Island
Museum of History
invites you to explore
the geography of the
Civil War with Dr.
sor of history at UN.
His presentation, The
Geography of War:
Using Maps to tell the
story of the U.S. Civil
War, will address the
ways maps can repre-
sent military, political
and economic aspects
of the conflict. He will
also explore digital
mapmaking and how
he used it in his most
recent book, The
Atlas of the U.S. Civil
War. The program is
Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Admission is free for
members and $5 for
Alex at 261-7378, ext.