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County, city still

split on deed for

Council on Aging

The Fernandina fleach Fire
Department en~gagedl in a .4<
trauma training exercise .
Feb. 5 in the field at the~:: jiBCSI;
Peck Center. Rescue per- ,
sonnel practiced extricating
and ~taking: bare of patients.
Instructors from Naval Air.
Station Jacktsonville were kMs ~trr'
on hand ~to time and evalu-
ate the simnilatiojn, which is :, .co~;;iif~ ~a7~$lE'd87slj ~
designed to Assist~ rescue ..
workers in making quick
decisions inthe field.
Seasonal lifeguards volun- 1 d E ~ ~el
teere~d as patients and res- .
cue workers were-charged ,
with removing them from
two wyrecked vehicles
donated by First Coast
Paint and Body. Rescue
personnel used the Jaws of
i~fe to cut off the roof of a
;car after the windshield
was carefully removed
while a patient was covered
with a tarp to shield him
'from stiards of glass.

Humane Society to unveil

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tourits aid would
remain lower than
similar taxes in
ssrll other counties.
"That is a fee
paid by the people
w~ho stay in our lodg-
ing establishments.
... It maintains our
Langley competitive advan-
Stage in our bed tax
rate," he said. "With
the areas we compete with, the com-
bid'ed bed tax and sales tax rate aver-
ages 12 1/2 percent. If you approve
this increase it will take our rate to 11
SLangley said the iihcreas'ed tax
would generate almost $644,000 annu-
ally for the TDC. Of that, 65 percent
would be allocated for advertising and
public relations, 10 percerit for meet-
ings and conventions marketing and
10 percent for beach impr-ovements.
"This year alone, it will give us an
additional $300,000 for advertising," he
He also pointed out that seireral
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bed ta x
The Nassau County Commission
voted Monday to increase the county's
bed tax fr~om 3 percent to 4 percent.
The taxr, which is collected from hotels
and bed-and-breakfast establishments,
. funds the Amelia Island Tourist
Development Council.
lThe tax was last increased, fi-om 2
percent to 3 per-cent, in October 2008.
Gil Langley, CEO of the ~TDC, said
Monday's hike was necessary to offset
the effects of the stalled economy.
"We came to that decision after
having discussions with several key
stakeholders in the hospitality indus-
try on what has been the worst time
for tourism on Amelia Island since
9/11," he said. "... As a result of that,
we had to significantly curtail our mar-
keting efforts from what was approved
by ~the. Board of County
Commissioners. We cut our spending
by 25 percent last year."
Langley stressed that the bed tax
wouldn't affect most Nassau County
residents. Instead, he said, the
increase would be borne primarily by

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More controversy boiled up
Wednesday around the pi-ospective
home for the Council on Agirig as the
Nassau County Commission voted to
reject a deed restriction requested by
the city of Fernandina Beach.
The city and the county
agreed in 2008 to partner to
redevelop a county-owned
North 14th Street properlyfor
use as the new home of the
COA, which must vacate its
current, Baptist Nassau-owned
building in 2011. The city
agreed to pay the county LeReper
$150,000 over the course of -
three years to help prepare
the site. Since then, however, inter-
local squabbles and environmental
concerns have plagued the pr~oject.
At.Wednesday's county commis-
sion meeting, County Attorney David
A. Hallman said the city wanted a deed
restriction on the property, which
would require it to be used for public
purposes only for 30 years. County
Commissioner Danny Leeper, how-
ever, said that if the COA chose to

vlc~ate the site wit-hin t-halttime, thle
county should be able to sell the prop-
erty~ if it so chose.
"W~hat if we could sell that proper-
ty in 10 years for $5 million? ... We're
tying our hands for $150,000,"! Leeper
said. "I feel very uncomfortable leav-
ing it with a deed restriction for 30
years because it ties the hands
of this board and future
The deed restriction has
been at issue before. At a
September joint meeting of
the city and county commis-
sions, city commissioners
pushed for a restr-iction lasting
between 75 and 90 years and
Ireper opposed any restric-
tion if the COA vacated the
property. At one point during that
meeting, Fer~nandina Besich Mayor
Susan Steger threatened to withdraw
the city's $150,000 contribution entire-
At Wednesday's meeting, Leeper
and County Commissioner Walter
Boatright both suggested amending
the deed restriction so that it would be
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News Leader
The Nassau County Commission
unanimously appr-oved Wednesday an
agreement between the Amelia Island
Mosquitpo Control Distr~ict and
Jacksonville's Mosquit-o Control
Division that would allow for aerial
mosquito spraying on the island.
Bruce Hyers, interim director of
the Amella Island Mosquitq Contr-ol
District, said the agreement is merely
this year's renewal of a long-standling
arrangement with Jacksonville.
"We sign an annual contract with
(hem in case we do need them if mos-
qluitoes get out of hand or we get
extremely wet," he said. "We just have
them on hand in case we do need
Hyers saidl aerial spraying isn't uti-
lized at all unless needed and if pos-
sible, limited to only small por-tions of
t-he island even then.
"We aer~iallar~vacidedl last summer

-we used ittlo treatwater," hesaid. "We
only didl that o~nce last year, mainly in
(Egans Creek) Gr'eenwaiy. Whep we
larvicide, we don't lar~vicide the whole
island. We just do spots that are
extremely wet."
During wet years when muosquito
populat-ions can reach epic prop~ortions,
however, Hyer~s said aerial spraying is
often the most effective solution.
."It can cover a lot more ar-ea than
we can cover- in a shor~ter time, and it
can get to placess we can't gret to," he
said. "They can spray the whole island
in about nine minutes -but it's kind of
costly, which is why we don't do it all
the time. It's ktindl of our last resorlt."
Hyers said aerial spraying isn't dan-
gerous to people or' pets.
"'What we usually do is put out a
warning the day befor-e," he said. "We
notify the fir~e tlepar tment and the
police that low-flying aircraft will be
flying over but so far as health con-
centis, no."

be held startling at Leadership in Ener~gy and
eld's at the Palace, Environmental Design, the r~ecog-
"really stepped up nizedl standardl for measuring build-
n the original con- ing sustainability as developed by the
lor~ida House Inn, U.S. Gr-een Buildling Council, noted
doors last ~month. Mar-tin.
brought the new Keogh, who has a company that
efor-e Fer-nandina builds public/pr~ivate partnerships,
ner~s last June to saidl in June the co mplex will notl only
:sentative to serve be an adoption cent-er, but a pilot proj-
t team for the com- ect for "gr-een" decvekip~ment in the
er~s appr~ovedl the city
SPlanner Adrlienne Byv using gr-een building practices
lso been a votlun- the animal shelter could be a model
Humane Society's for~l low-impact development includ-
jacent to the city ingf site orlientation, water manage-
m~ent, Il cling, temperature control

The Nassau Humane Society will
unveil the plans for its new animal
care complex initiative at a concert
Feb. 19 featuring noted blues gui-
tar-ist Albert Castiglia.
Quests will be able to enjoy music,
a cash bar and a presentation and
drawings introducing t-he principles of
the complex, a public/private ven-
ture between the city of F~ernandina
Beach and Nassau Humane Society
designed to incorporate state-of-the-
art practices in both animal care and
green building, said Joshua K.
Martin, small business attorney and
NHS trustee.

ly qualified in that
certification, or

The event will i
6:30 p.m. at Shefii
which Mar-tin said
to help us out" whe
cer~t venue, The Fi
abruptly closed its
Pat Keokh fist
shelter concept be
Beach cortimissio
ask for a city repre
on the development
Splex. Commission
appointment of City
Dessy, who has a
teer at the Nassau
current facility adl
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"hRle ape of T~emple, GA; his mother, Mary William A.Sterlin '
Muncy of Fernandima Bach, FL; two broth-
ers, David Lee Frye of Dar tmouth, MA and William A. Sterling,~1:, of lake City, Florida,
St ven "Chris" Frye Gennett~e) of Jacksonville, died Monday, February 8, 2010 at the Lake:
SFL; several aunts, coudsinsnieces, nephews City VA Medical Center after a lezigthy illness.
Sand numerous friends. Mr. Sterling was born in Fernandina Beach,
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m.. Florida, on February 15, 1938.
Sunday, February. 14 at the River of Praise He was the son of the late
Worship Center in Yulee with Pastors Isrry Wallace Sterling Sr. and Magg~ie
Osburn, Ed Schick and Ken Barney officiat- Lucas Sterling. He enlisted in
ing. Interment will follow in Green Pmpe the United States Navy in 1955.
Cemetery. and was an aviation machinist
The family will receive friends from 2:00 mate, retiring after more than
p.m..until the time of service Sunday at the 20 years~ of service, having
chfrcl'^ ~~- ----- -- served in ngarfy parts of'the"Wo)rld."H&^eW dj
In lieu of~lfl,;owoM,lthedalini~l)~:prefe~tat aboard the aij~craft carrjpy MAS/JAi'Iftpip)(
memorial donations be made to the Franklin for the recovery of Mercury astronaut Gus
Frye Fund al; any VyStar Credit Union branch, Grissom following his pre-orbital space flight in
account number 702807283. 1961.
Condolence messages may be left at Following his miilitary service, Mr. Sterling
www.greenpinefuneral.com. worked for several aircraft companies, includ-
Pine Funeral Home ing McDonnell Douglas of St. Inuis, and in var-
ious parts of the world. His work took him as far-
Elsie A ."Miiss Elsie"Headley "lllr whlahh deprted shortly before the
Mrs. Elsie A. "Miss Elsie" Headley, age 88, Survivors include wife, Emily Sterling, of
of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Monday Lake City; brothers, Wallace Sterling, Henry
afternoon, February 8, 2010 at Kershaw Health Sterling and wife Marilyn, George Sterling and
in Camden, SC. wife Sheri, and Andy Sterling; sisters, Katie
Born in Baltimore, MD, she had been a res- Davenport and her husband Bill, Helen Green
ident of Fernandina Beach,.FL since moving and husband Ed, Mary Jubito and husband
from Spring Grove, PA in 1996. Mrs. Headley Tommy; aunt, Rosemary Miller, nieces,
had retired from the Baltimore County Board nephews, great nieces and nephews, and one
of Education as Cafeteria Manager. She was a great-great niece.
member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran A~private memorial service will be held at a
Church, Fernandina Beach, FL. .later date. We bid' our loved one "fair winds
Her family recalls her love- of gardening, and following seas" to speed him on his final
boating with her husband, riding and follow- journey.

'Last Leg Rally' for U.S. veterans
Anchors Aweigh Charters, Clark of J&L Graphics. They' dors,-displays and entertain-
Inc. is hosting the "Amelia also expect participation from ment in Central Park on
Island Lastleg Rally" Feb.19 'numerous local motorcycle Atlantic Avenue.
21 to raise funding for its clubs, groups and individuals Saturday night several local
Disabled Veterans Program. that enjoy the freedom of a taverns are hosting the 2010
All proceeds fund request- good ride on a bike. Inst Ineg Rally "Pub Crawl." On
ed trips by disabled U.S. vet- Murray's Grille in Yulee will Sutnday the fun continues with
erans. kick off the weekend with a a second benefit run showcas-
With contributions from "Meet and Greet" on Friday ing the nor~thern- side of
North Florida Sales and night where visitors can pr~e- Nassau County, vendors and
numerous local Nassau County register for events, pick up rally entertainment in Central Park
businesses, the last leg Rally information and enjoy good and Bike Games located on the
organizers expect to attract food and entertainment. school board property across
motorcycle enthusiasts from Saturday's events start with the street from Central Park.
all over the country on their a scenic benefit run from Post Several well-known bands in
way down to Daytona for Bike 54 that will showcase the motorcycle; community are
Week. Northeast Florida along parts scheduled Saturday and
"It's part of the natural of A1A, US 17 and other rural Sunday to "Rock the Park" in
migration route as the Amelia roads, ending back mn honor of all veterans.
Island Last Ing Rally takes Fernandina. There will be a For more information on
place the weekend before "Bike Show" in Parking Int "A" the Amelia Island Last Leg
Daytona's Bike Week," accord- at the water front on Centre Rally visit lastlegrally.com or
ing to Rally Chairman Bart Street that afternoon plusven- 'e-mail wickedwii@aol.com.

'Big Hear ts' pet adoption Saturday

8Qt & 3 OD (.E 0 1
960185 Gofeway Blvd., Suite 101
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 277-2742
Largest Selection In-Stock We will beat any local price

FRIDAY. February 12. 2010 NEWS News-Leader

by those who are sensitive to the cold,
without overheating the entire home.
Only purchase newer model heaters that
have the Underwriter's Laboratory label
attached and include all the current safe-
Sty features, such as a tip-over safety
Place the heater on a level surface
clear of foot traffic and combustible items
like chemicals, furniture and clothing,
and make certain to keep children and
'pets away from the heater.
FPU also offers customers Residential
Bdidget Billing, a free service that stabi-
lizes monthly energy costs by spreading
usage over the course of the year, provid-
ing more balanced and predictable bills.
With Budget Billing, a customer pays
about the same amount each month. The
program does not reduce the amount
paid for- energy. There are many factors
including weather, fuel costs and the
addition of appliances and house guests
that can cause electric bills to temporarily
For detailed energy conservation
information, including rebates and free'
energy audits, customers can contact the
local office at 261-3663 and ask to speak
to a conservation representative. Valuable
conservation information can also be
fotind online by visiting www.fpuc.com.

TipS to deal v
A prolonged period of record-cold
stadium temperatures has caused local residents
s Club. to consume more electricity than in win-
y 11, 1960 ters past. As the next cold snap appr~oach-
es, Flor~ida Public Utilities (FPU) encour-
ages customers to conserve during this
n compen- period of unseasonably cold weather.
averagee of I.Energy conservation is always impor-
tant, but even more so when customers '
y 13, 1985 'are giving their heating systems an extra
workout. Now is a great time to make
gedly fil- cold weather energy efficiency improve-
iive-in ments to the home and focus on other
efficiency improvements that will reduce
ry 9, 2000 heating costs.
,"Forecasters are predicting more low
temperatures, and FPU is committed to .
helping customers take immediate actiort
to reduce energy consumption," stated
NE Division general manager Mark
Cutshaw. "Focusing on the thermostat is
the number one technique to quickly
decrease energy consumption. I also
encourage customers to contact FPU and
C take advantage of the many conservation
tools we offer."
eme ,FPU has identified a series of conser-
vation tips~to help decrease electric bills
during the cold winter months:- -
*Set the thermostat: to a lower tem-
perature while wearing seasonally appro-
priate clothing to saire a substantial

amount of energy.
Keep thermo-
stats at 68 degrees or
. lower to save energy.
..' .~ii Each one-degree
Reduction lowers con-
\sumpt~ion and cost.
Iwer the ther-
mostat by 5 to 10 degrees at night,
and turn it up again in the morning to
save up to 10 percent on heating bills
(programmable thermostats make this
simple) .
*Keep warm air inside by caulking
and weather-stripping doors and windows
and sealing air leaks where plumbing,
duct work.or electrical wiring penetrates
Sthe home.
*Close blinds and drapes at night to
trap warm air inside, and open them dur-
ing the day to let warm sunshine in.
* Turn the thermostat: down when
company visits. Each guest is equivalent
to a' 17.5watt heater, and will naturally
provide warmth to the home. <
*When out for the day or evening,
turn down the thermostat. When out for a
weekend or longer, lower it to 55 degrees.
to save~oewheating costs.
.. :Spicah!eaters can be an energy-effi-
client option when~used to heat one room
I or to rlaide the temperature of rooms used




Plans were under way for a $16,000 s
proposed by the Pirate Stadium Booster

Fernandina Beach sought $570,000 ii
station from the county for fire rescue co
unincorporated Amelia Island

The city fire chief resigned after alley
ing a false insurance enrollment for his l
companion and her daughter.


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ing professional football.
Mrs. Headley is preceded in death by, her
husband, Edward Melvin~ Headley, Sr., who
passed away in 1992 and a son, Edward Melvin
Headley Jr., who passed away in 2007.
She leaves behind, a son, Mark Stephen
Headley (Donna), Upperco, MD, a daughter,
Joyce Ann Coursey (Marion), Be~thune, SC, a
sister,.Elaine W. Zentz Gaames), Fernandina
Beach, FL, eight grandchildren and ten great
.Funeral services will be held from the grave-
side.in lakeview Cemetery, Eldersburg, MD.
Please share hey life story at www.oxley-
Oxley HeardFun~eral;Directors

Frank F'rye, 46, of Nassauville passed away
Monday mornimg, February 8, 2010 at Shands
Hospital fron injuries sustained in an accident
ini Ferriatidipa i~c'h last Friday.
He Avas)5 ory it San Diego, CA and moved to
the Fernarndina Beach-Yulee area from
JacksolivilleF; RL e wals of the Pentecostal
Faith. Franik riever- met a stranger. He was a
happy persoli whob was always giving and car-
ing fori othei-S. He: loved reading the Bible and '
wialkting. He willlie missed byi his family and so
many others
Frank was predeceased by his father, L~eon '
Muncy, $ird abrother, Robert Wayne Frye.
Survivors include a son, Franklin Charles




Food Addicts.
Nighttime meetings of
Food Addicts Anonymous are
at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the
Alachua Club. Morning meet-
ings are Mondays at 9:30 a.m.
at the club, located at Third
and Alachua Streets in
Fernandina Beach. Use the
Third Street entrance. Call
310-6680 or 310-9806 for infor-
Dortations nee '
The Salvation Army Hope
House is in need of the follow-
ing donations: Personal
hygiene items: tooth brushes,
toothpaste, mouthwash,
deodorant, disposable razors,
shaving cream, feminine prod-
ucts and powdered laundry
detergent; Car'ned foods not .
requiring cooking: non-con-
densed soups, pastas, beanie
weenies, tuna, chicken, fruits,
fiuit juices and powdered
milk; Breakfast foods: cereal,
breakfast bars, grits.oatmeal,
`pancake mix, powdered sugar
and canned fruit
Hope House is located at
410 Soqthl Datec St ;i I`
Fernandina Beach.

Fi~nalwll WOMpp
Times are Tough. How
does your future look? Get
"Money Smart." Turning it
around is as easy as A-B-C:
Ascsetse- TCaim yur Earned
paid for saving money.
Banking Open or re-open a
bank or credit union account
to save check-cashing fees.
Credit Get it and keep it
To learn more about
money management, come to
the free financial workshop
Feb. 13 from 9 a~m.-3 p.m. at
the Peck Center Auditorium,
516 South 10th St. A certifi-
cate of completion will be
awarded to participants.
To reserve your space, call
the Northeast Floi-ida

'a~m.4 p.m.

The Nassau County
library System will be closed
Feb. 15 in observance of
President's Day. The book
Drops will remain open.

Bra fl~Bl gC se
Free breastfeeding classes
are offered on the third
Tuesday evening each month
at Baptist Medical Center
The next class will be held
Feb. 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the
main conference room. The
class is taught by a certified
lactation consultant. There is
no charge. Husbands and fam-
ily members are welcome to
. attend too. Call 321-3581 to
sign up.
Homeless coalition

Homls Nstshaeu Count
will hold its general member-
ship meeting Feb. 18 at 9:30
a.m. at St. Peters Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. For more
information, call 261-6477 or

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Animal an animal that didn't have one,
r "Big you can help reduce the regret-
;" adop- tably high number of home-
less pets in this county. And
to visit you'll be rewarded in so many
er how ways."
ss a pet If you are not able to adopt
a new pet, stop by and pur-
om our chase a big heart for $5 or a lit-
,le, yet tie heart for $1 to support the
Animal shelter's animal enrichment
ebor~ah programs. Visitors will also be
lome to treated with human refresh-
ments on Saturday from 11
S a.m.-4 p.m.

Val nine's Dy?angi heltl
will have gift certificates avail-
able, too.
The Animal Shelter is locat-
ed at 86078 License Road in

Nassau County
Services during thei
Hearts for Little Hearts
tion day Saturday.
It's the perfect time
the shelter and discov
much fun and happine~
can add to your' life.
"'Adopting a pet fre
local shelter is a simp
heroic deed," said i
Services Dir~ector D1
Biggs. "By providing a h

Save the day for a homeless
dog or cat and find a faithful
companion who will be at your
side for all of life's adventures
- by adopting a pet fr~om

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Retail Advertising: Tuesday, 3 p.m.
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Community News:
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Church Notes:
People n P aes:
Thursday, 3 p.m.

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Blues oees .
Noted blues guitarist Albert Castiglia performs Feb. 19 at
a concrtlt hosted by the Nassau Humane Soelety to introduce
its new animal care complex initiative.
.Castiglia is known in music circles as -*
'a consummate showman" who uses '
"witty repartee, offbeat and impromptu
asides, original songs and material mined
from a diverse classic rock repertoire,
says a Bonita Blues Festival critique.
Castiglia was born in New York on
Aug. 12, 1969 the same weekend as the famous Woodstock
festival Raised in Miami by a Cuban morber and Italian father'
Csila ds oere i ie' mpaso w en v lreB to p ay

as lead guitarist and vocalist and in 1997 garnered the "Best
Blues Guitarist" award from Newr Ttme~ magazine.
un oer ells whe wads discovered hby Chicago bue g et
Juni WelwohrdCsigli as his own gui aitvcls
on several world tours. After Wells' death, Castiglia toured
with Atlanta blues singer Sandra Hall until venturing into' a
solo career and releasing his first album, Burn, in 2002 with long-
time friend Graham Wood Drout of Iko-lko. Two more albums
followed, The Bittersweet Sessions, another collaboration with
Drout in 2005, and 4 Stone's Throw in 2006, his first for Blue
leaf Records. ..
-.Castiglia's newest release on Blue Leaf is Thqse are the
Days, which critics have said "perfectly showcases both his
incendiary electric and slide guitar work and soulful vocaba'
which recall Van Morrison." The album has fnfe original songs'
including a tribute to his mentor Wells called 'Godfather of the
Blues." Other tunes are from Bob Dylanl ("Catfshi, Nappy
Brown ('Night Time is the Right Time3 and Fenton Robinson
("S re oda wil an rfoera Dieb. at Sheffield's at the Palace on
Centre Street in downtown Fernandina Beach. Doors open at

Redbones Dog Bakery in the Pelican Palms plaza on South
Eighth Street, the law office of Joshhua IC Martin, 308 1/2
Centre St., or at www.nassEaubumanesociet~.com/eventsshtml.
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and landscaping, he said.
Equally as important, the
facility will embody the best in
humane shelter practices, a con-
cept that already exists at places
like the Animal Rescue Imeague
facility in Washington, D.C., on
which the local complex is
According to its website,
www.warl.org, the "facility incor-
porates the best design con-
cepts from shelters around the -
world and takes them a step fuir-
ther to set a new global stan-
dard for the humane care of
homeless and abused animals.
Every detail of the dog dens'
cat condos and puppy pads was
designed from the animals'
point of view to promote healing
and maximally enhance the ani-
mals' physical and emotional,
wellbeing as they recover from
past traumas and await adop-
For example, the dog "deins"
are stainless steel, private and
angled away from each other.
There is water purification sys-
tem, and beds that lower onto
the flool: Felines are housed in
Corian cat condos (because
Corian does not harbor bacte-
ria) and enjoy a play area. The
living spaces for both dogs and
cats are individually vented, pre-
venting the spread of common
air-borne diseases, anid the
et rteh fcir ths w rerfosun- '
glass, providing a soothing
background for the animals and
their caretakers and a wel-
coming atmosphere for people
looking to adopt a pet
"We: have reduced the
spread of diseases like kennel
Cough in dogs and upper respi-
ratory infections in' cats by 90
percent," notes Executive
Director Di: Gary Weitzman on
the Animal Rescue Lteague web-
site:"This is an incredible keat

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Other tourist-heavy communi-
ties, such as St. Augustine and
thie Florida Keys, ,have
increased their bed taxes in the
last year.
"Several communities that
we compete with are trying to
gain market share at our
expense," he said. "We're ask-
ing you to help us prevent that
from happening.",
Several key players in the
island's hospitality industry
spoke in support sof the
"Our resort last year gener-
Sated just shy of $700,000 of bed
tax,revenue, and moving for-
ward we'need to do a lot better
than that," said Kate Monahan,
general manager of The Ritz-
Carlton Amelia Island. "... We

have a lot of confidence that
the direction of the marketing
efforts will help to move us for-
war~d, so we are very supportive
of this increase and think it will
help us in moving forward."
"The participation of us with
the TDC allows us to target our
marketing dollars in away that
is beneficial to us and to the
community at large," said
Amelia Island Plantation rep-
resentative Bill Moore.
"Anything we can do to
increase our business and
improve our business is some-
thing we vigorously support.
Jan Smith, president of the '
Fernandina Farmers Market,
also supported the tax. She said
she knew from experience that
the T`DC's advertising efforts
generated results. .:
"The market.averages about

1,500 visitors every. Saturday
morning, and about 400 are
(out-of-town) visitors," she said.
"... Those people are coming
because they hear about the
Following the presentation,
. the commission voted unani-
mously to approve the increase.
"Since I've been in office
here, I've always been against
raising taxes -for any reason -
without the people's permis-
sion, and I'm hearing your per-
mission . tonight,"
Commissioner Barry Holloway
said. "... I'm in support of this.
I think it's a great idea."
"To me, it's something we
have to do," said Commissioner
Danny Ireper. "I'm encouraged
by the support we've seen


the property), that wouldn't be
mtich of a hardship if the prop-
erty was worth $5 million," he
said. -
SBut Commissioner Barry
Holloway also had prob-
lems with a 30-year deed
"I don't have a problem
with it running concur-
rently with the Council on
Aging, but: I don't think we

need to tiethe taxpayers' hands
f or that amount of time," he
"I would lean toward a 10-
year restriction just to appease
the city," ~Boyle offered.
But.Leeper moved to reject
the restriction entirely and
come back with an alternate
proposal. The motion was
passed unanimously.

for any shelterr"
While the Nassau Humane
Society building will start with
the shelter, said Martin, future
add-ons could accommodate
services such as an.on-site ani-
mal hospital, or even a dog day-
care center and retail store. i
..Tickets to the Feb. 19 event
are' $20 and available at d~ie

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Boyle was hesitant to reject the
deed restriction outright.
flIf saiddenly the property
did become very valuable and
.the Council on Aging had to
move, and we had to pay that
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Hurt's father, pilot Adrian Cooper. On Cooper's 50th and final mission, their plane
was shot down. Cooper was killed in the crash, having never met his 5i-tionth-old
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According to the report,
Favors' wife said she looked in
~ a wiindow on a closed garage
door and saw her mother's
vehicle which Favors had
borrowed about 5 p.m. to take
the children to Targ~et run-
h iing with the children inside.
She entered the garage and.
:removed her children, the
report stated.
She reported seeing Favors
lying on his back in the garage
and that he did not appear to be
alive. She attempted. CPR orr
,Favor~s while her mother dialed
S911, the report stated.
She said her husband had
"been obsessing about the
house" to the extent that he
might have ~be hiding out there,
which is why she went there,
she told police.
"T~here were signs he may
have stayed in the house' a'
night or more," Bishop said. -
Favors had formerly lived in
Dalton, Ga. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Army, a graduate of
Southeast High Schoo~lin 1992,
Hiawassee College in 1994 and
the Medical College ofGeorgia
with a bachelor's degree in
Stuvivors also' included two
Solder children, who live with
their mother in Greensboro,

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Multiple drug toxicDit was
ruled the cause of death for 37-
year-old Toby Wayne Favors,
whose body was found.on the
garage floor of a Fer~nandina
Beach home the night of Jan.
22 while his two young chil-
dren sat nearby in a running
car. .
The Jacksonville Medical
Examiner's Office sent the final
report of its findings to
Fernandina Beach Police on
SThursday. Capt. David Bishop
said the death was reported to
be an accidental overdose
caused by multiple drug toxi:
city. He said the medical examn-
iner's report indlic~ated the pres-
ence of "a multitude of pain
medication'sia drug cocktail."
According to the report,
drugs found in F~vors' system
included e~x~yodon;hdrhydoco-
done, cloriazeplm, hydrox-
yzine: anlantihistlimine- and
anti-anxiety drug and tra-
madol, anilongr others, said
Bishop/ .. .
"Thiere wdis no note or any-
thing that~would ~lead us to
`believe he'wanted this to hayw.
pen," Bishop said. "We're rail-
ing it an accidental overdose
`aid the 'case prll potentially be
closed, barring aliy new infor-

Favors, 'of 4572 Village
Drive in Fernandina Beach,
was found dead inside the
garage at 4246 South Fletcher
Ave., an unoccupied home,
Bishop said at the time. .
Neither the man nor the
children lived at the un~ccu-
pied home, and police said they
were not authorized to be
Bishop said the.childr-en,
ages one and four, were found
in the closed garage whei-e
police believe the car was run-
ning for anywhere from under
an hour to three hours and
taken to 'Baptist Medical
Center Nassau.
'"The kids were transport-
ed to the hospital where it was
determined they did not suf-
fer carbon monoxide poison-
ing," Bishop said."'They were
`later released."
Favors was found by his
wife about 9 p.mn. at the bot-
tpm of an unfinished two-story
elevator. shaft inside th'e
garage. .
The top of the elevator shaft
was boarded shut arid a pill, a
:hypqderynic needle and blod d
splatters were found on the
garage foor, police reported.
Favrs fel foma standing
positions fiom the garage floor,"
the report states. -


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The Fernandina Beach Police 1)epartnient held its annual awards banquet at the Fiernandina Beach Muniipal Golf Club on Jan. 22. State Attorney Angela Corey, bov~e left withs
Chief Jamnes Hurley and Assistant State Attorriey Wesley White, director of the Nassau County office, was an honored guest. Steve Filkoff, Police Auxiliary Corps commander,
congratulates Mary Ruark, above center, the 2009-Police Department Volunteer of the Year for her work on the Police Auxuiliary Corps. Lt. Bill Iseper, above right, a former
two-term mayor of Fernandina Beach, was selected for the J. Stannard. Baker Award for his sustained dedication to traffic safety during his 32 years with the Florida. Highway
Patrol. (Bakelr was an engineer at the National Safety Council who helped originate the science of accident reconstructionn) Honored for the' second year in a row was 2009
Officer of the Year Jason Smith, below left. Officer of the Year Honorable Mention went to Rhonda Sanderson, right, and Civilian Employee of the Year to Police Communica-
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Gbw. Charlie Crist chats with City Attorney Tammi Bach
~it the Pinellas County Commissioner John'Morroni
Annual Inw Enforcement Awards dinner in St.
Petersburg on Jan. 29. Bach serves the Children's Burn
Foundation of Florida on a pro bono basis as their attor-
ney. T'he Burn Foundation received a check for $20!,000
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locally and statewide.
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is a tribute to the university's
75ith anniversary.
Bean served two terms on
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Filor-ida House of Repr-esenta-
tives fom 002000-08, where.
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West Side

The Westside Democratic
Club will meet at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday at the County
Building on Mickler Street in
Callahan. The speaker is Bob
Weintraub on Hometown
Democracy, Amendment 4.
Dinner and a short business
meeting will follow. The meet-
ings are open to. the public.
Call 879-5163 for more infor-
Amendment4 .
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island has
scheduled its Thursday lunch-
eon meeting at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
at 11:30 a.m.
The speaker
will be Bob
,.! e:-r~a Weintraub a
former presi-
dent of the
:~,~New York
Weintraub Relations
'Society and
currently a
members of the Florida Sierra
Club's growth management
He will discuss the Florida

Hometown Democracy
Amendment to the Florida
mbsitto Aedment 4
A~nendmen~t 4 would requi-e
a public r-efer~endum on any
land-use changes to counties'
and cities' comprehensive
Tickets ar~e $15 in advance
if reservations are made by
Feb. 13 and $17 at the door.
For reservations, call Bob
Keane at 277-4590. For fur-
ther information visit www.

GOP executive
SThe Nassau County Re-
publican Executive Commit-
tee will hold its February
meeting on Thursday. Guest
speaker will be Nassau
County Clerk of Courts John
,Crawford. '
The meeting is scheduled
at 7 p.m. at t-he County
Building, 86026 Pages Dairy
Democratic Club
.Peter Johnson, who
worked in the U.S. State
Department and is actively
involved in the Haitian
rebuilding effort, will speak at

Caribbean Basin :. '
A Mexican dinner featu-
ing lasagna will b'e catered by
Karen Miller of Old South
Yankee. Cost Is $1'5.~ '
Th'e meeting w~ill take
place at a new location, the
Amelia Island Museum of
History, 33 S. Third St. The
meeting room is on the sec-
ond floor, and there is an ele-
vator available.
To reserve a place, call
Maggie Carlson at 277-5608

the meeting of the Democra-
t-ic Club of Amelia Island at
6:30 p.m. Feb. 23. He will give
an audiovisual pr-esentation
that draws on his career; in
the .Foreign Service and as
former head of a not-for-profit
organizations that was charged
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American Iegion Auxiliary
Unit 174 for a trip to Hard
Rock Casino in Tampa.
The trip is planned to
leave at 5:30 a.m. March 13
from The Peck Center, 510
South 10th St. to enjoy the
casino, shopping, dinner
and a the night in the
Hilton Garden Hote. The
$135 cost includes bus tour,
$25 in slot money, a $5
meal ticket and hotel stay.
All proceeds support~
The American Ingion Post
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ing americanlegionauxil-
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Anchors Aweigh
Charters, Inc. will sponsor
the "Amelia Isla'nd Inst Ing
Rally", Feb. 19-21 to raise
money for their Disabled
Veterans Program: All pro-
ceeds from the rally are
specifically designated to
fund requested trips by dis-
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Friday February 12--FSCJ--Betty Cook Center
Keynote speakers--Rick Bragg & Sonny Brewer
Concurrent Programs--lunch--$90'
Best selling Authors
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Keynotes: Janis Owens & Cassandra King
Fernandina Beach Wornen's Club--$30
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City manager

City M~anager Michael Czymbor has a lot
on his plate. It's no surprise' that from time
to time he'll make an error or let one get
away. So it was with 'a city adult coed softball
league. *
The city manager was called out by co-
wor'keirs, players on other teams and even
two city commissioners for his ill-advised
decision to change the softball league sched-
ule. As usual, he downplayed the controver-
sy and said it was not worthy of news cover-
age. -
"It's recreational softball. It's not the
Cuban missile crisis," Czymbor told us. We
But it's relatively trivial dustups such as
this that often mark the measure of a man.
SLike a 911 call looking for the fire chief. Or
getting a new city vehicle when the current
pne has but 23,000 miles on it, Or trying to
c"^s akpepular stre pedle tiFeen s

behind the 'sc'~enesto privatize te city
course. ;
:It's niot always the outcome of the game
that's in dispute, but how it's played. The
means don't always justify the ends.
We don't really care which nights the
Softball teams play. The larger issue, it
seems to us, is whether the city manager
makes city employees feel intimidated if '
they don't play softball on his team.
City Attorney Tammi. Bach started the
team in 2008 as a way to boost camaraderie
among city wor~kers. She said it hasn't
worked out that way. The city manager is too
competitive, and too bossy, she said. Who
wants to work all day for someone and then
"play" for them that night for no pay?
"Some city employees felt like they had
to play because the city manager was their
boss and asked them to do it," Bach told us.
That's not right, and it reminds us of a
complaint former mayor Bill Leeper had
about Czymbor on a job performance evialu-
ation earlier in his tenure here.
City employees, on their own time and
paid by Czymbor himself, worked on his
yard and his pool, his car and his house.
There was no suggestion the city manager
was misusing city funds or illegally employ-
ing city workers for his private gain.
But I-eeper's concern was that employees
would be reluctant to tell their boss no, or
that their standing with the city would be
influenced by how well they performed pri-
vate tasks for him. It wasn't appropriate,
Ireper warned; city employees should not
be pt inhthat unco for table p ay just

lie softball, but the temptation to play hard-
ball with subordinates is too great.
The city manager is out of bounds. We
urge the umpires that would be the city
commissioners in this case to rule a foul
on this one. They still make the rules.


Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach,
261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel),
email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Mike H. Boyle, District 2-Amelia Island,
Nassauvills?, 491-1908 (h), 753-1409 (cell), .
email: mboyle Qnassaucountyfl.com
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, .
583-2746 (cell),
email: sjohnson~ nassaucountyfl.com
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville,
Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email:
bholloway @nassaucountyfl.com
SWalter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),
email: wboatright @nassaucountyfl.com
City of Fernandina Beach '
Mayor Susan Steger:261-4372,
email: ssteger~fbfl.org
Vice Mayor: Eric Childers:' 261-0116,
ericchilders.comemail: echildershlfbfl.org
Ken Walker: 261-9875, email: kwalker~fbfl.org
Tim Poynter: 415-6533 (cell) tpoynter~fbfl.0rg
Jeff Bunch: 415-4902 (cell) jbunch @fbfl.org

FRIDAY. February 12, 2010 NEWS News-Leader

and peace
sonal thing, requiring interpretation by each
individual, because there is no central Islamic
authority promulgating "correct" and divine
interpretations. This results in widely varying
beliefs, and in dramatically different actions,
including violence against "non-believers." The
incentive for "believers" to do good in this
world (according to the Quran) is principally
the Day of Judgment, when a person's good
Seeds will be weighed against his bad deeds, to
determine whether he goes to Paradise or
Most in the audience felt these explanations
were confusing and convoluted. Unfortunately,
they did little to convince us that there is a
strong basis in the Quran for driving people
toward peaceful co-existence.
It was only after the session that Akif, in a
small group, stated clearly that the radicals are
the enemy o~fthe moderate Muslims, that he
abhors the violence perpetrated by radical
Muslims. Although queried, he never was
able to effectively answer why moderates do
inot do a better job of opposing their radical
brothers, of drowning out their hateful venom,
except to say the media focuses mainly on the
bad stuff.
Although earnest, Akin was unable to con-
vince his audience that Christians and Muslims
are heading in a peaceful direction, or have a
good foundation for peace in the Quran. Still,
he is a sincere and dedicated spokesman for
religious harmony, and the world would be bet-
Ster off if more Muslims were like him.
The quest of'the Salt & Light Series to bet-
ter address this important world issue will con-
tinue. Stay tuned!

with Adam and Abraham, preach about one
and the same religion, and pray to the same
God. He claims that he has heard hundreds of
imams; preach from the Quran, and that he has
never heard any encouragement for any sort of
violence. Of the 1.6 billion Muslims, he says
only 1 percent hold radical beliefs involving
.violence. Of course, many put the number
much higher, at 10 percent, but even the small-
er: number means 16 million people worldwide
support using violence to spread Islam.
Numerous questions centered on the many
atrocities committed in the name of Allah; the
ongoing wars around the world, almost all of
which involve Muslims; and verses from the
Quran which seem to encourage violence
toward non-believers or infidels, Akif~s answers
can be summarized as follows:
*To understand the true Quran, one needs
to read it in Arabic; only those who can read
Arabic can fully comprehend the divine mes-
*Many professed Muslim believers are
ignorant of the Quran and the Hadith (the do~c-
umented words of Mohammad); in fact, many
are not literate and most do not read Arabic.
S*The Quran must be understood-in its his-
tor~ical context and in relation to related verses
in~the Quran. This suggests that verses may
megn something diifferent fi-om what they
seem to saJy.
*Then there is the controversial phenome-
non of abrogation, in which~ayats (signs and
miracles which inspire Quran content) super-
sede earlier ayats, thereby changing the rnean-
ing of prior verses,
*Beliefs in Allah and his Word are a per-

"Can Christians and Muslims Live
Together" in peace? This was the question
posed at the Salt & Light Speaker Series at .
Amelia Plantation Chapel last weekt. Most of
those attending wanted to be encouraged
about the possibility of peaceful co-existence.
Others came already convinced there is no
The brave man who took on this challenge
was Akif Ayden, head of the Amity Turkish
Cultural Center in Jacksonville, who was born
and educated in Tur~key, the son of a local busi-
nessman, who came to the U.S. to do graduate
work at FSU. He is a devout Muslim genuinely
Interested in harmony between the major reli7
gions of the world. '
Turkey itself is perhaps the best example of
a Muslim country (98 percent) which practices
reasonable tolerance with Christians and Jews.
It is a secular and democratic republic, with a
constitution which neither recognizes aq offi-
cial religion nor promotes one. Akif is thb
founder of the Table ofAbraham, a local inter-
.faith group representing Presbyterian, Baptist
and Greek Orthodox churches, a Jewish syna-
gogue and his Turkish Center (Muslims),
which promotes our common heritage an~d
works to create healthy linkages. He stated
cleai-ly that "he loves this country" because the
U.S., with its deep-rooted freedom of religion,
is the best place to practice Islam. '
Akif briefed us on some of the biost impoi--
tant tenets of Islam, stressing that Islam is a
religion of peace, that the Quran ad~monishes
. violence and advocates tolerance and that it for-
bids the killing of women and children. He
stressed that all of God's messengers, starting



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Won't get fooled again
Jacob Frazzio's letter about the
National School Lunch Program
sounded very familiar to me -
probably because the exact sainie
letter has run in 35 other U.S. daily
newspapers, all under different
names ("Child obesity," Feb. 1).
It appears the Newrs-Leader is the
victim of an "Astroturf" campaign
promoting the image of grassroots
concern about making school
lunches vegetarian.
Most of these carbon-copy let-
ters included links to websites. One
of these is run by an animal rights
group deceptively r~amed .the
`Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
PCRM is not a mainstream
health group (though it acts like
one). About 60 percent of the
group's budget comes from the
Animal Rights Foundation of

1trha ceeseCP'jdarp ralk ann 1

his organization says, "should think
of drinking milk the same way, we
think of smoking cigars." These are
not the values that most parents
want to see reflected in school cafe-
Newspapers should be extra vig-
ilant in the future to make sure
they're not being duped by a tiny
vegetarian movement that appears
larger than it really is.
David Martosko .
Director of Research
Center for Consumer Freedom
Washingtoin D.C.

Special thanks
I would like to give a special
thanks to Dr. Diana Twiggs, Dr.
Greg Smith, Advance Rehab and
Open MRI for their outstanding
medical care and support that was
given to our son Zachary.
On Jan. 29, during the Johnny T.
Smith Tournament, Zachary injured
his ankle. Sam Liddy, ATC
(Advance Rehabilitation) immedi-
ately started taking care of Zach's

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injury.IThe news wasn't good; Sam
told us it was a high ankle sprain
which usually takes two wpeks to
hea,1. With three games.remaining
and the district tournament starting
Thursday. As parents you try to give'
emotional support but this was
heartbreaking news because bas-
ketball was Zach's life.
It looked like his final Pirate bas-
ketball season may be coming to
an end. .
But there is a happy ending
because of these health profes-
sionals and their staff as well as lots
of prayers. Zach was able to play in

the Providence game one week n't be -a drive-in theater in
later. Fernandina Beach?
SThanks again. Thomas Beighey
Robini and Michael Rochelean Fernandina Beach
Fernandina Beach
.utdu lmor

Wihy isn't there a drive-in the.
ater in -Fernandina Beach? It wis
once called The Reef for a reason.
I think there is.no excuse for not
having a drive-in theater in this town
because the other drive-ins are so
darn far ~away and the weather in
this state is very nice too. Please
give me a reason why there should-

To the gentleman l yelled at for
opening his car door into the new
paint job on my SUV at the local
post office on Sadler, I am so sorry!
Paint jobs can be repaired.
Sometimes feelings cannot. Please,
forgive me.
Brent C. Williams
Fernandina Beach

As .a. pr Ai
A1A. And if that 7,000 homes in Nassau that are not bping built
n or strip mall because there are no buyers. Some develop-
oad to A1A and ments are either iri or near bankruptcy as a
ition of the result. There is no population pressure to
disapproved. build more.
ate roads for This is a small example right here at home
will end up on of the decision making across the state that '
has given rise to the popular political surge
IJacksonviille known as Hometown Democracy. In
notified in the November Hometown Democracy will be on
e five-mile "area the ballot as an amerulment to the state's con-
olished where stitution and when passed will allow the voters
f the report is to have a say in local land use policy decisions
elopers are dis- when they run counter to the public interest.
designed for citi- .The last time that we looked at traffic statis-
tics on A1A we found that the incidence of
n is whether or crashes rose 43 percent between 2002 and
e of the 2006. Fortunately, we now have some county
:mbers also commissioners who have shown a capacity to
:hat approach look after the concerns of the citizens and not
:rain traffic. just the special interests.
Jacksonville When the recommendation of the Planning
~y is less than & Zoning Board to reduce the limit fr-om five
nd adjacent to two miles reaches the commission later this
restrictions on month we hope that it will be rejected.
more competi- Further; why not ask for advice from the
businesss we Florida Department ofTransportation. They
I. This at a time are very familiar with our issue and ar~e the
In buyers most qualified to advise. List's finally get seri-
.d we have hun- ous about our county leadership on A1A and
et of land now concurrency. Public safety must be our h~igh-
Ig. There is an est priority.
Son the market We hope readers will communicate their
:3-4 months' concern to the Nassau County Board of
its out: to build Commissioners.

Many crashes or fatalities occur
because of the failed condition of the
:-A1A roadway, our county leaders can-
not bring themselves to move in the direction
of reason to protect the public's safety.
The Newus-Leader's front-page report on Jan,
22 clearly explained the latest moves by our
Planning and Zoning Board to relax rules, in
place since 1999, that restrain traffic growth
on failed roadway segments. This paper's
reporter did a good job of highlighting the role
of builders' interests and how those interests
influence the board. Not a surprise since the
board itself seems to have its share of r~ealtors
and builders on it. What was mor~e of a sur- -
prise, however, is the position ofJacksonville-
based developers who seem to be completely
unconcerned with increasing traffic and
sprawl and the safety problems in Nassau
County, but appear to have a voice in our land
use decisions.
Unfortunately, there has been little public
reaction in the press to the Planning & Zoning
Board's eagerness to put more traffic on A1A.
Ist me try to describe this again with the hope
that our Planning &r Zoning members andi the
county commissioners will get the message.
The A1A safety pr-oblem is important to all of
us, even though the rules themselves ar~e com-
plicated and subject to various interpretations.
The current county r-ule, supported by the
Florida Depar~tment of Transpor~tation, says
that housing developments within five miles of
A1A must pass a test of how much trallic

(trips) will be introduced onto i
traffic from the new subdivision
flows from its own connector re
adds to the already failed condi
roadway, the project should be
Since there are very few altern
traffic to go, virtually all traffic
A1A. .
The reported comment by a
developer (Nassau Center) idel
Newrs-Leader article was that th
of influence"' rule should be abe
there is sewer infrastructure. If
accurate, the out of county devl
interested in our traffic rules de
.zeir safety.
Apparently the only question
not there are sewer lines. Somf
Planning and Zoning Board me
seem to be more interested in t
than our existing rules to const
Another point raised by the
developer- is that Nassau Count
competitive with Jacksonville al
Georgia because we have some
traffic growth. And to become r
tive in the house construction b
should relax our rules on safety
when we have mor~e houses tha
according to current studies an
dreds of thousands of square fe
authorized for industrial building
11 months' inventory of houses
when in normal times there a~e
inventory. There also ar~e perm


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ACT unveils its new theater on Feb.2d

Student poster tops
Fernandina Beach Highi School L9
student Sarah Bustabad submitted
the winning design for the AIFF
Poster Contest, said Tony "'
McAddoo, festival president.
Bustabad, a student of FBHS
instructor Sharon Eells, completed
her charcoal depiction of an 8mm
camera as the centerpiece for the
poster and cover of the festival pro-
gram, found in today's Newus-Leader
as an insert.
The Film Festival begins Feb. 25
with more than 25 filmmakers in
attendance at four downtown "~"**""" "'
screening venues plus opportuni-
ties for the public to meet and discuss filmmaking with the visit-
ing "stars" of the festival.
On Feb. 19, a sneak preview will be held in St. Marys, Ga.,
when Jonathan Demme's film, "A Man From Plains," will be pre-
sented re to tdhi pbl .hCaall (1) 11313103.

Grand opening of the On Fe'b. 18, the Men's
brand new Amelia ~ Newcomers Club of Amelia
Community Theatre is Feb. Island will hold its luncheon .
20 from noon to 2 p~m. at meeting at the Fernandina
ACT, 207 Cedar St. Tours of Beach Golf Clubat 11:30a~m.
the new theater will be Speaker is Bob W~ein-
offered with light refresh- traub, former president of the
ments. Volunteers will be New York Public Relations
available to answer questions Society and currently a mem-
on upcoming productions and ber of the Flotida Sierra
how to become an ACT vol- Club's growth management
unteer. committee. The Florida
The event is open to the Home-town Democracy
public and is complimentary. Amend- ment to the Florida
SFor parking, enter at Cedar Constitti-tion, Amendment 4
and Third streets and exit on on the November 2010 ballot.
Beech Street. Call 261-6749 is the topic.
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re cost went all Jesus said was, "Peter, do you love
er student. me?" God always says the right thing at
rom the the right time.
tor at "So the Bible says, 'Love the Lord
;aptist: your God with all your heart.' How do
ow to tell you do that? By singing to Him. 'How
re Him. good it is to sing praises to our God, how
ord your pleasant and fitting to praise Him.' By
l your heart talking with Him. 'I love the Lord, for he
your soul heard my voice; He heard my cry for
your mind. mercy. Because he turned his ear to me,
irst and I will call on Him, as long as I live.' Psalm
mmand- .116:1-2. By listening to Him. 'My sheep
thew 22:37- listen to my voice; I know them, and they -
follow me.' John 10:27. By being commit-
,le teaches ted to Him. 'Offer your bodies as living
created as sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. This
God's love. is your spiritual act of worship.' Romans
od has done 12:11. By giving to Him. 'Just as you
o have a excel in everything, in faith, in speech, in
h you. With knowledge, in complete earnestness and
:important. in.your love for us, see that you also .
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t you can do cerity of your love.' 2 Corinthians 8. '
Trhe greatest act we can commit is
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Je'sus doesn't grow and gro~ir into a b~eau-
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waiting for loved us." u
him; wait- May our Great Heavenly Father con-
e him; wait- tinue to watch over us and keep us in His :
ngdom. And loving care.

Illteril pastor

Allen Circle of the First Baptist
Church at her lovely home for
their December covered dish
luncheon with a group of 17 attending.
What a spread of gourmet food they gs .
always serve. .,
The promise, "Icah~ do all things V
through Him who gives me strength,"
Philippians 4:13, comes from the Yulee
Baptist Church, where they recently wel. HILDA'S
comed Dr. Dorman W. Landtroop, their HEAR-
new interim pastor. ABOUTS
Born Dec. 4, 1946, in Norman, Okla.,
Dorman grew up in several cities around
the world. His father, Lt. Col. Ret. Hilda
Dorman W. Landtroop Sr. was a career Hyjgnohan
officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Dorman married the former Chri- God made you
stine Rich of Wichita, Kan., on April 11, everything He
1968. They have four children, Matthew, love affair, a rel
1974; Mark, 1977; Mike, 1994; and thatsaid, know
Michelle, 1980. Dorman was saved in thing you can k
1967 and ordainedin 1974. loves you. How
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women realize their need for meaningful Him. When Jes
friendships. sea, after the re
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classes kicked off beginning Jan. 13. wanted to know
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grades 6-12 will be going to Global~in the scared, nervous
North Georgia mountains this year. The Jesus to drop tl
dates for camp are June 18 through July ing for Jesus to
2. A $50 deposit was due by Jan. 9. After ing to be' kicked

April Rene Townsend- and
Jeremy Michael H~yers, both
of Fernandina Beach, will be
married April 10, 2010, at the
Amelia Island Plantatiori.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Mark and Gina
Townsend of Fernandina
Beach. The groom-elect is the
son of Tommy Hyers and
Gina Hyers of Fernandina


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Waverly, Ga. Great-great-
grandmother is Helen Galla-
gher of Newport News, Va.
aSteve and Sara Killmey-
er of Yulee announce the
birth of a daughter, Samantha
Naomi Killmeyer, born at 8:04
a.m. Feb. 10, 2010, at Raptist
Medical Center-Nassau. The
baby weig~hed 7 pounds 6:4
'.ounces and measured 20
i;inches in length. The baby
joins siblings, Sarahi, 14;
SJoshua, 11; Andrew, 8; .David,
3; and Elizabeth, 1.
Paternal grandparents are
SNorbert and Ruth Killmeyer .
of Yulee. Mateivial grandpar-
ent is Darby Beard of Yulee.

SAdrienne Gallagher and
Will Ortiz of Fernandina
Beach announce the birth of
a son, William Aden Ortiz,
born at 5:20 p.m. Jan. 23,
2010, in Fernandina Beach.
The baby weighed 7 pounds
15.3 ounces and measured
20.5 inches in length. -
Paternal grandparents are
Angela Ortiz of Fernand~ia :
Beach and Sa~lvador Ortiz and .
Beckiy Lynch of Yiilee. Mater- :
nalgrandparents are Tim and
Sherry Gallagher of Amelia
Island. Great-grandparents
are Willy Earl and Margaret
Rowland of Fernandina
Beach and foy McKendree of

if reserva- developers and builders'
tions are associations on one side and -
V made by an array of citizens' groups
." Sl aturday on the othen: -
and $17 at Hear a non-partisan dis.
the cussion of the amendment at
door.Call the March 10 of meeting to
Bob Keane be held at the community
at 277-4590. room of the Fernandina
For infor- Beach Police Department on
PWYI~AION mation on Lime Street at 7 p.m. .
NEWS the event, It is free and open to the
.. visit public.
www.men- For information on AIA
/Lauren Lowue snewcomer- and the AIT plans and hnaps,
Barry sclub.org. ` go to ameliaislandassocia-
The tion.com.
Amelia Island Association's AIA's two major goals are
March 10 meeting will also to encourage effective and
focus on the Hometown efficient government and to
Democracy Amendrpent Its protect and improve the qual-
.!thouhot lo'de~iv Fi;~-';~Cou o um ul i iS :Both ~n ;
and offthe island.

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Executive Director Dickie
Anderson at info@ameliais-

BOOksi ng
SBecky Duke, author of
Celebrating Marriage and
Celebrating Marn'age 2, will
sign copies of her~books from
5-8 p.m. tonight at Books
Plus, 107 Centre St. -
On Feb. 13, the children's
alithor of the day, Sharon
Hoffman, will read ~from her
book Queen Lily~ at 11 a.m.
and will remain to sign books
afterwards until 2 p.m.
On Feb. 14 from 1-5 p.m.
enjoy a wine and cheese
reception and unveiling of
Jane Marie Malcolm's newest
book, Velvet Undertowu, an
engaging historical romance.
Also on Sunday from 11
a.m!.-4 p.m., John Oberhen, .
author if The Manatee that
Flewr, will sign his books.

The Nassau Coutnty ~

Library Advisory Board will
meet Feb. 16 from 3-5 p.m. at
the Florida State College at
Jacksonville, Betty EI Cook
Nassau Center Yulee branch
library, 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee. The
public.is invited. For infdrma-
tion call 277-7365.

Ben Walker will sign
copies of his novel, WVind~s of
the South, at Books Plus, 107
Centre St., Fernandina Beach,
on Feb. 20 from 11 a.m.;3 p.m.

Writers and poets
The Nassall County
Writers and Poets Society will
meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at
the Fernandina Beach Muni-
cipal Airport. Note that the
meeting has been changed
from its regular third Satur-
day slot to accommodate the
Nassau Human Society's Flea
& Tick sale. Be prepared to
read and discuss your work.
Contact Car~a at.www.words

Book festival
The Amelia Island Book
Festival presents a free read-
ers' day with a variety of ses-
sions Feb. 13 at the St. Peter's
campus in downtown
Fernandina Beach.
A breakfast with flovelists
SJanis Owens and Cassandra
King is Feb. 13 at 8 a~m. at the
Fernandina Woman's Club.
The Micah's Place Auxiliary
cookbook will be for sale to
help support the shelter's pro-
grams. Tickets' are $30.
Highlighting the weekend
is a special event at 7 p.m.
SFeb. 13, featuring best-selling
author Pat Conroy and his ,
daughter Melissa for a father-
.daughter presentation and
book signing at the historic
First Baptist Church in
Fernandina Beach. Tickets
ar~e $50.
Tickets for all paid events
can be purchased at Books
Plus at 107 Centre St. For
more information go to

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8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:45 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
9:30 a.m. Christian formation for all.
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
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Sunday Momning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
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1600 S. 8th Street
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2920 Bailey Road
261-7120 thechristwalkccorn

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Sunday Worship ...........................,........10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ..............................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study..................I......6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Rtod County itd-107 South


10:30 am Christian Education*
1)"The 3 Colors of Your Spirituality"
2)"Fearless: Imagine Your Life W~ithout Fear"

The Chapel is located behind The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation 36 Bowman Road




-- Every Sunday --
Traditional Worship:
8AM & 11AM
Praise Worship: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at aff'services
2600 Atlantic Av tab Fermandina Beach

www.popicamelia.org '

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Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelpsy
9653 Parlimn aDrive,'Yulee
Worship Serv ce at 9:830 a.m.

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FRIDAY. February 12. 2010/News-Leader


l returned from Honduras.
While there, I met a couple
whose story has changed my life
foevr Bob and Joyce are their
names and they have been involved
in missions work for years. Up until
~recently, they've spent most of their
time drilling wells for small towns
and villages.'Itat all changed, how-
ever, when they visited a small
orphanage iri Honduras.
I don't remember how they
learned about the place, but they had
gone there simply to show God's
Love to a few kids who.had otherwise
been forgotten. It wasn't until their
second trip that they discovered
there' was a problem. None of the
children was wearing the new
clothes' that they had brought on
their first visit. That, in arld of itself,
seemed a little strange and was just

enough to plant a
seed of suspicion
.about what was
really going on. .
After returning
:~to the States, the
faces of those chil-
dren followed Bob
and Joyce every-
where they went. -
PUPI As they prayed, as
NOTES they worked, as
they talked, they
couldn't shake it,
Pastor Everything kept
Rob Govette coming back to one
thing those kids.
Finally, they realized that God was
speaking to them; so; back to
Honduras they went.
After digging a little deeper, the
horrible reality became clear. Not

only was the director of the orphan-
age selling the items given to the
children for his own personal gain,
but he had been beating and sexually
abusing the children as well. It was a
horrible situation and somehow Bob
and Joyce found themselves right in
the middle of it,
Three months later, and with a lot of
their own money spent, Bob and
Joyce found themselves with 10 chil-
dren that the government had
agreed to let them raise. Though
they' are required to do that in
Honduras, they've counted the cost
and are pjayinig the price. ,
I got to meet the children on my
recent trip. Their ages range from
four to 15. Bob and Joyce, amazingly,
are in their late 60s. Though they
both seemed to be scratching their
heads, as if to say how did we get

here, the idea of leaving those kids in
that situation put all those thoughts
Sto rest.
For them, the children are not
orphans, but family. For the children,
Bob and Joyce are not just foreigners
who've come to do a fewj good deeds;
they represent the depths of God's
love. They are mom and dad.'
I have to tell you, God used my
visit to their home to invade my com-
for table life. Not only are the faces of
those beautiful children forever
burned into my heart, but also the
faces of Bob and Joyce. Their willing-
ness to pay the price necessary to
save those kids speaks louder and
clearer than any sermon I've ever
heard. Jesus came not only to do
good deeds, but to lay His life down
on oitr behalf. That's real
Christianity. *

Honduras is an amazing country.
Though, like everywhere else, it has
its challenges, its people are among
some of the most beautiful people
I've ever met. When I think about
what God is doing all around the
world through people like Bob and
Joyce, I can't help but feel encour-
aged. Though they will likely never
read this article, I just want to thank
God foi them. Their simple, yet pro-
found, obedience has reminded me
of what God's love is all about.
"You haven't received the spirit of
slaves that leads you into fear again,
Instead, you have ~received the spirit
of God's adopted children by which
we call out, "Abba! Father!" Romans
Robert L. Govette is Pastor of
Living WVaters W~orld Outreach Center

quarters, will share.the Gospel mes-
sage Feb. 16. For more information,
call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope .
flouse,:located at 410 South Date~ St. ~

lOyf Of~ng Stll
SJoin'the women's Bible study in
Yulee to take an in-depth study of 2
Corinthians on Wednesdays from
9:3411 a.mi, beginning on Feb. 17.
The group is non-denominational '
and meets at the River of Praise -.
church in Yulee. The workbook is
$13, and childcare is provided. For
more information contact Bea
Walker at 321-2266.

.Fait atthe moes
St. Francis in- perhaps one of the ~
best known figures in Christian tradi-
tior\. He is known for his simplicity,
his renouncing a life of ease for a life
of service, and his.dedication to the -
poor. Franicis of Assisi was a typical
middle/upper class teenager who ,
heard God calling him to a radically
different life. "Brother Sun, Sister
Moon" is his story. Share in this
experience on Feb. 19, at 6:30 p~m. at
Memorial. United Methodist Church,
601 Centre St., Maxwell H~all. A
movie will be shown for children.
Call 261-5769 for information.

Sabt sevc~e
A Shab~bat service will be held
Feb. 19 at the home of Donna and ;
Steve Raszkin. Dinner will be served

from 6-7 p.m. and services' will begin
at?;30 p~m. There also be desserts'
following the service. Please bring
;~$5 per person to, help defray expens-
es. For the address, directions and to
RSVP, Ac~ll 491 j626 or 556-2068.

'-Living Waters World Outreach
;Center in Feritandina Beach wilteon-
Sduct an Qvercoming Anger Seminar
from 8:30 a.m.-6 p~m. Feb. 20. Anger
is an emotion that everyone deals
with. Signs~ of apger are se'lf-pity,
Sari-ogance, sarcasmm~ bitterness, fear
Sof failure, feelings of vtorthlessness
or fear of intimacy. Cost is $45 per
individual or $80 per couple. Snacks
.ahd lunch are provided. Contact
Living Waters at 321-2117 for more
information. '

SJo~y Comes With the Morning is
the theme for the Women's
Community Pr'ayer Breakfast to be
held Feb. 2(f in Maxwell Hall at
Memorial Urfited Methodi'st Church
at Sixrth and Centre streets. Featured
speaker will he the Rev. Ilr. L. Holton
Siegling, Jr., senior pastor of First
Presbyterian Church of Fernandina.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.,
the breakfast ($6) at 9 a.m., with the
program to follow.
Reservations are requested by
Feb. 18 by calling 491-3713, or e-iail

St. Peter's Taiz service includes
candlelight, prayers, readings,
silence and soft music with repetitive
words led by keyboard and other
instruments as available. The service
is very meditative and offers a won-
derful opportunity to be silent and -
center oneself. Come as you are to
sing, or to just listen. The next serv-
ice will be held on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. .

Feeling the weight of the world
on your shoulders? Sense that no
one cares? Lost the light at the end
~of the tunnel? Memorial UMC invites
you to a Service of Healing Feb. 14 at
5 p~m. in the Sanctuary. Experience
the power of prayer and let God .
renew your spirit. Contact Pastor .
Hollie at hollie@mumcon line.com.

Friendship Baptist Church, 85834
Miner Road, will celebrate its church
anniversary at 4 p.m. Feb. 14. The
church will hold a Black History
Month event on Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. For
information call 2255627.

Jazz up your Sunday morning and
your.spirit with a creative worship
service featuring a jazz ensemble at

.Ronari, drums; and Jape Lindberg,
piano. Worship will embrace and cel-
ebrate the rhythm of the jazz tradi-
tion as the church explores the relk
,,gious roots of the festival of Mardi '
Gras. Selections will inch~ide "Basin
Street Blues,"."Wade in the Water"
Sand "Just a Closer Walk with Thee."
New Vision' worships each ..
. Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96074 Chester
Road in Yulee. A jazz service is held
the second Sunday of each month.
Visit www.NewVisionCongregational
SChurch.org or contact the Rev. Mary
Kendrick Moore at 238-1822.
Pastor Mack Devdn Knight will
celebrate 22 years in the ministry
Feb. 15-19 with guest Pastor Zachery '
Tims of Orlando and special guest
pastors and churches nightly at 7 ,
p.m. at Higher Dimensions .
Ministries, 1112 Bedell Ave.
Woodbine, Ga. Call (912) 516-1310.

Worsship and lunch
The community is invited to join
Salvation Army Hope House each
Tuesday at noon for its Weekly Wor-
ship Service and Fellowship Lunch.
Charlie Custer, Senior Associate
Planned Giving Director of The .
Salvation Army's Divisional Head-


85520 Mlner Rd
Sunday We sip 90 an d1:30am
Nursery Provided
.KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting 01 0:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @P 6:30pm
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Pastor : r. Alan Blown
Sunday School .. .. .. : . . ..:45A.M.
Worship Service .....,........10:SSAY.M
Discipleship Training ............6:00P.M.
Evening Worship ..,............6:00P.It.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper ....6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ...~. . :00P.M.
7136 Bonnieview itoad (aness iom Sadir Rd.)
904-zl4s (c ureb dace)

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Sunday School 9:30 am
Mo~ming Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
SSunday Evening 8:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Glasses Fon l geGop hI udin Youth
.urr Y tvide tocr Irl Services
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"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Ba tist
Ch rc i
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Servic 10 30am.
Bible Study -9am
Nwedery brovid ofral sci
Wendnasday Psay Savice 6 pm
PRsc~hool and Children a Atvities

For oreenfounation Can: 261-9527

:20 South Nik~th Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With die Desire to be in the
Heart ofAll People
Sundqy~r~ wl embrs as9.m
Morness o~rJ I3 a. a^ey s..ise

Minishio: Bas& Mm,Comples, Single.I~buth

Having Trouble Stretching Your Dollar?
Angel Food Ministriesi 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 by month, but include fresh/frozen items, meats,
fruits, vegetables, dairy etc. With. no income restrictions,
everyone can panticipatel
Contact Fernandina Beach Church of Christ for
Information or to place an order 904-261-9760

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Worship times:
sun: s:SOamentians C
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church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A& Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev.. Mark Stilie8

Come Worship with urs where
the Bible is our only Authority,
ChA sch Se vces212 ll
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month at 6 p.m. the doors of St. :,a : New Vision Congregational Church
Peter's at 801 Atlantic Ave. are oIjen on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. The service will
to the public for a very special serv, ; feature the music of Pegge Ealum,
ice. i flute; Garland' Chick, bass; Darren

Singers wanted
Area singers are invited to partici
pate in the community choir that will
present "A Covenant of Grace" at
SAmelia Baptist Church on Good
Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m.
This moving musical by Joseph
Martin will be presented by 40 tal-
Seixted singers from the community
representing several area churches.
The choir will be accompanied by an
ensemble of strings, woodwinds, .
brass, and piano, comprising instru-
mentalists from the Northeast
Florida community, all under the
direction of Pam Helton, Minister of
Music at Amelia Baptist Church.
Rehearsals are under way Sunday
afternoons from 5-6 p.m. The church
is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail,
at the intersection of Buccaneer
Trail, A1A, and South Fletcher
Avenue (at the.caution light). For
information call Helton at 261-9527.

Pastor Rob Govette of Living
Waters World Outreach Center in
SFernandina Beach is teaching the
series "Attributes of God" on .
Wednesdayis beginning at 7 p.m. -
Classes occur every Wednesday
night except for the last Wednesday
of the month. Ever rone is invited.

On the second Sunday of each ''

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Worship 8:30 & 11 a ~
Sunday School 9:50 a

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SFebruary 14th 2010

MeSsage: "The Secret of L~eadership"
9:15 am Glassic Worship
11:15 am Celebration Worship
for Adults & Kids

Living Waters
wor Id outreach
Gonlemporay Wordltio
SUN 0 :30 m
WED 7:00pm
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Our province is a founding member of the Anglican Church

As Aglkans ue heeas:
the Bible la the inspired Word of God
In God the Father who created us
In lesus C~hrist His San who saved us
In the Hol) Spiril who sanccifies us .
As Anglkcans we worship using the Iraditional Lilurgy In the
1928 Book of Common Praye~r. Affining use Nicene and the Aponle's Creed.
Stmday Servic s
Holy Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music)
Morning Prayer 4th Sunday oo eac month 10.00 am

1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amella Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082* www.Holy~rnityAnglican.org


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(While supplies iast. Sunday Feb. 14th only.)

SWednesdays -Team Trivia 7:30

Featuring local shrimp caught
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Celebrating 31 Years as a
Fernandina Beach landmark
261-4749 + 31 North 2nd Street

FlrIDAY, February 12. 2010/NEWS-LEADES


2.4 million acres of land. The land has many
uses, from r-ecreation to water quality
preservation to protecting our military.
F~lor~ida Forever has touched nearly every
county in Florida and greatly improved our
state's quality of life.
Isst week, Gov. Charlie Crist included
funding for Flor~ida Forever in his 2010-11
proposed state budget. The Florida Forever
Coalition is urging the Ingislature to follow
the governor's example and provide fund-
ing for the program, despite the cui-rent
economic climate. The recent economic;
downturn has provided unprecedented
opportunities foi the stath to purchase crit-
ical environmental lands for bargain prices.
This makes funding essential to the integri-
ty of the pr-og~ram's ability to negotiate future
Successful Florida Forever projects
include Pinhook Swamp, Annutteliga
Hammock, Kissimmee River/Chain of
lakes, Pumpkin Hill, Topsail Hill Preserve
State Par~k, Green Swamp, Fisheating Creek
Ecosystem, the Archie Carr Sea Turtle
Refuge, Yellow River Ravines, Seven Runs
Greek, and Pier Park, to name a few.

On Feb. 20, the Floida Forever Coalition
and Floridians across the state will take a
hike. .
In support of the Florida Forever pro-
gram, the coalition will partner with local
supporters to take part in a day of hiking
designed to celebrate Florida's natural treas-
ures and raise awareness of the Florida
Forever program. The hikes will take place
across the state and will be open to the
Two local groups will support the pro-
gram with hikes.
On Feb. 20 at 9 a~m.-Our Greenway will
sponsor a hike on Egans Cr~eek Greenway
starting at the Jasmine Street entrance.
The walk will explore the flora and fauna of
the Greenway. Participants are encouraged
to bring water, sun protection, insect repel-
lent, comfortable walking shoes and option-
ally field guides and binoculars. .
The walk will depart promptly at 9a.m.,
maintain a leisurely pace, proceed to the
south end and loop back to Jasmine Street.
It is free and open to the public. For infor-
mation call 277-7350 or ~visit www.our-
greenway.org. -

Also on Feb. 20, the Sierra Nassau group
will hold a hike at Ralph E. Simmons
Memorial State Forest starting at 10 a.m.
The hike will include the Yellow Trail (1.75
miles), with an optional Red Trail (1.5
The state forest offers visitors the scenic
beauty of the St. Marys River, the northern
boundary of the forest. The forest includes
longleaf pine/wiregrass, low pinelands,
seepage slopes, herb bogs and ravine com-
tnunities. Wildlife includes white tailed dees;
foxes, wild turkeys, bobcats, gopher tor-
toises and otters.
The hike will be at an easy pace and is
open to the public. The trail head is locat-
ed on lake Hampton Road, east of US 1
north of Hilliard. The hike will be led by Lan
Kreger, a qualified Outings Irader. RSVP to
len.Kreger~rocketmail.com or call (904)
432-8389. Participants must sign a liability
.The Florida Forever Coalition is cele-
brating 2'0 years of successful public land
conservation under Florida Forever and its
predecessor, Preservation 2000. The com-
blned Programs have protected more than

Internationally respected
hibiscus grower Matthew
Martindale of Martindale
Nursery, Summer field, will
give a demonstration on graft-
ing techniques and hybridiza-
tion methods during the
Amelia Island Garden Show
on Saturday, March 6, begin-
ning at 2:30 p.m.
Martin dale is recipient of
the, 2009 Harry. Goulding
Grafting Award from the
American Hibiscus Society.
Blooms from hibiscus plants
he offers at his nursery r-egu-
larly win top honors at flower
shows in Florida and else-
where. Martindale won "Best
of Show" in three categories
and had the most gold medals
in the flower show at' the
recently held Florida State
Fair in Tampa. His latest cre-
ation, The Orange Cappuc-
cino, a 7-inch bright orange
bloom with rare bright white
contrasting eye, has become
very popular.
Martindale, who began
creating new hibiscus varieties
in 1991, took to grafting
because hibiscus cultivars
grown for their spectacular
blooms often develop weak
roots in the process. By graft-
ing the desired cultivar on
.superior rootstock he gets
magnificent blooms supported
by strong roots. Grafting also
creates increased plant vigor,
is nematode and disease
resistant, and produces plants

Matthew Martindale of
Martindale Nursery in
Summerfield will be at
the AmelialIsland Garden
Show in March with his
.award-winning hibiscus.

that will live for many years.
Hibiscus from Martindale's
nursery will be offered for sale
at the 'Amelia Island Garden
Show by Marge Hendon of
"Anthrums The Inve Flower."
Some of the blooms that may
be available can be seen at
The Amelia Island Gaiden
Show will be held March 6
and 7 ~at Central Park in
Fernandina Beach. "Ask the
Expert" demonstrations will
be given throughout each day.
For schedules and other infor-
mation call 491-4872 or visit
www.fer nandinafarmersmar-
ket.com or www.ameliagar-
den.com. -

Group walk
}Valkin' Nassau, a local
member of the American
Volkssport Association (AVA)
whose mission is non-compet-
itive walking for "Fun, Fitness
anid Fellowship" (www.ava.
org), will meet Feb. 13 at 9
a.m. for a free walk through
Fort Clinch State Park, 2601
Atlantic Ave. Check in at the
guard gate and pay a $6 vehi-
cle charge, park at the park-
ing lot by the gift shop. Join
the group following the walk
at Sandy Bottoms.
For member application,
contact: Gloria Mer wart at
277-7161 or stomaglo~juno.
comn, or Ned Tyson at 261-
7215 or nedtyson63@att.net,
or Kim Clemons at 491-9883
or clemonski~nassau.k
12.fl.us. .
Fanners M~arket
It is Valentine's at the

Fernandina Farmlers Market
on Feb..11 Come cast your
vote for the Best Decorated
Booth as the vendors bring .
out all their hearts and flow-
er~s and conipete' for a prize
.and bragging rights.
Becky's Brittle3 will have
hand-made chocolate` brittle
Valentines. Also exotic
orchids from Fred of Orchids
by Del-Rei. ..
Also at the market on
Saturday, Sweet Gr~ss cow
and goat cheeses and
Reflections of Nature whith
their herb and edibjle plants.
The market Is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 Ij.m. at
Seventh and Centre streets.
Call 491-4872 or visit www.fer-
or www~ameliagarden.com.

Ladcp cls
On Feb. 17, Nassau
County Horticulture Exten-
sion Agent Rebecca Jordi will

teach a Landscape Matters
class on growing and main-
taining citrus plants at the
Yulee Extension office,
86026 Pages Dairy Road and
will include hands-on instruc-
tion on pruning the lemor
and orange trees. Bring youth
pruning shears and gloves.
Visit nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/hor-
matters.html or call 548-1116.

Gadening class .
SA Square Foot Gardening
class will be offered by The
Learning Community of
North F~lorida on F~eb. 19
from 4-6 p.m. Sqluar~e foot gar-
dening is a system of planting
and maintaining a productive,
attractive garden in a sniall
amount of space. Instructor is
Nancy Rossiter. Call 430-0120
or e-mail tkcnf.com to r~egister.

Rail galTIRS
James Loper, owners of

Reflections of Nature Garden
Center onUS 17 South in
Yulee, will show design tips
for creating a rain garden for
your landscape and will dis-
cuss the importance of natu-
ral waterways on Feb. 20
from 10-11:15 a.m.
The seminar is free and
open to the public.
For more information call
Nature photography
SAmelia Island native
and lifetime resident,
Michael Imary, will present
"The Eye, Mind and Heart of
Nature Photography" on .
March 2, at 7 p.m. at the Peck.
Center Auditorium, 516 South
10th~ St., Fernandina Beach,
as one of the "Wild Nites".
nature forums that precede
the Wild Amelia Nature `
The program is free and
open to the public.

'opN.5rcist. LK. iI Hour>

Come join urs for Valentine's Day
Italian Saturiaq & Sunday Brunch
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FRIDAY, February 12. 2010 SCHOO1 NEWS News-Leader

The Fernandina Beach Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 943
will award its first aviation emphasis
scholarship in the spring to one or more
residents of Nassau County with an inter-
est in pursuing a career or interest in avi-
ation. Applications may be obtained at all
Nassau County high schools or contact
Calista Bestor at 261-3692. Application
deadline is March 1.

'The Florida Council of the Blind, Inc.
(FCB) is offering four scholarships rang- ~
;ng from $2,500 to $750. Also, the Florida
Council of Citizens with Low Vision is
offering one $500 scholarship.
Applicants must be in high school or
college or accepted by a college or uni-
versity. Go to www.feb.0rg and click on
the Scholai-ship Application link for infor-
mation. Only persons who are blind or
visually impaired and meet the eligibility
criteria may apply.
Applications and supporting docu-
ments must be postmarked no later than
March 15. Contact the Florida Council of
'the Blind, Inc, at 1-800-267-4448 for infor-
\mation. For: information about scholar-
ships, e-mail Barbara Grill at grillbh@
comcast~net or call (941) 966-7056.

Viicki anorl Nassau~u Cuny
Supervisor of Itlec~tions,'announces the
opportunity for, local college students to
apply for a $1,200 scholarship through
the Florida State Association of
Supervisors of, Elections (FSASE). .
The scholarships will be awarded to
full-time~students attending an accredited
Florida university or college. Applicants ~
must be erirolled or accepted as a junior
or senior and majoring in political sci-
ence, public administration, business
administration; jourInalism or mass com-
munications. March 19 is the deadline to '

submit applications to the Nassail County
Supervisor of Elections. Three scholar-
ships will be awarded this summer.
Applicants must:
*Demonstrate a financial need and
furnish a financial statement that indi-
cates their personal contribution to their
educational expenses.
*Submit two current letters of recom-
mendation, which must accbmpany the
application or be received by the dead-
line. (One recommendation must be from
a teacher or individual from the college
or university the student last attended or
graduated from. The second recommen-
dation must be from a citizen of good
standing in their community.)
r Submit a resume of their high
school and/or college activities, as well
as their community service activities.
Maintain a "C" average, or above, for
the previous academic year. .
*Be a U.S. citizen and a Florida resi-
dent for two years preceding the academ-
ic year the student is applying for.
Be a registered voter.
SStudents may obtain applications from
the Nassau County Supervisor of Elect-
ions Office at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite
S3, Yulee, Florida 32097i or online at www.
votenassau.com. All Nassau County appli-
cations will be reviewed by the Supervi-
sof- Of Elections, and one finalist will be
forwarded to the FSA\SE Scholarship
Committee to represent Nassau County.
SThe committee will select three winners,
Awarded $1,200 each, from finalists sub-
mitted by Supervisors of Elections
throughout the state. .
For information contact the Nassau
County Supervisor of Elections at 491-
7500, toll free at (866) 260-4301, TDD at
491-7510 or visit www.votenassau.com.,
*** ,
The Fernandina Beach Woman's Club

is raising money to support its scholar-
ship fund. Scholarships are presented to ,
senior women at Fernandina Beach High
SSchool and Yulee High School during the
May meeting. Inst year three $1,000
scholarships were awarded, two to stu-
dents in Fernandina Beach and one to a
student in Yulee.
Fernandina Beach Woman's Club cur-
rently has tickets available for a $1 dona-
tion for a chance to win one of the follow-
ing: Golf for 4 on one of the courses at
Arnelia Island Plantation; dinner for two
at the Verandah Restaurant; brunch for
four at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge.
'Tickets are available from Woman's
Club members and Little Women. The
drawing will be held at the Fernandina
Beach Woman's Club May 5 meeting.
Eligible Fernandina Beach High
School and Yitlee High School senior
Girls may pick up an application in the
high school guidance office. Deadline is
March' 23.
The Amelia Island Chapter National
Society Daughters of the Amierican
Revolution is pleased to announce its
annual scholarship program, which is
open to Nassau's graduating seniors. One
outstanding student from each of the four
Nassau County high schools will receive
a check for $1,000 to help with their edu-
cational expenses. Winning students will
be honored for their.scholarship, ambi-
tion and initiative.
Applications are available through the
guidance office' at each high school.
Deadline for applications is March 29.
Parents and mentors: please encour-
'age your own deserving high school sen-
ior to obtain and complete the applica-
For more information call the scholar-
ship chairman at 277-6775.

Coalition (NACDAC) meet-
ing Feb. 16 a't 4 p.m.
NACDAC meets the third
Tuesday of the month at 4
p.m. at the County Building,
86026 Pages Dairy Road,
Yulee. Visit www.nacdac.org
or call Susan Woodford at
261-5714, ext. 2616.

.FIeC nuorlde

Mighty Teeth Day will
provide free preventive fluo-
ride treatment for children
ages 5-10 in Dutral and Nas-
sau counties, Feb. 20 from 9 :
a.m.-2 p.m. at Florida State
College North Campus, 4501
SCapper Road, Jacksonville, in
the Dental Clinic, Bldg. A,
third floor. The program is
free but appointments ar~e
required. Call (904) 766-6573.
Spaces are limited.

'Guidinn Good

.This four-week program
is a skills traiining program
for parents or grandparents
raising children ages 7-14.
The goal ls to reduce or pre.
vent problem behaviors,
including drugs, alcohol and
others that can prevent your
child from being successful
at school and that cause
problems in the home. .
This program is provided
in partnership with the
University of Florida and
NACDAC. There is no
charge and free childcare is
provided. Contact Meg
SMcAlpine, University of
Florida, 548-1116, to register
for Session II, held at Sutton
Place Behavioral Health,
4i63142 SR 200, Yulee, every
Saturday, Feb. 20-March 13,
from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
FIeC SU plieS
The Association for
Retarded Citizens, 86051 .
Hamilton St., off US 17 in
Yulee, will open up its School
House Supplies for Nassau
County teachers and para-
professionals from 2:30-4:30
p.m. March 2. Come help
them celebrate Ralph's birth-
day. Please bring ID identify-
ing yourself as an educator.
Call Rhonda at 225-9355.

Arts Academy

The Amelia Arts Acade-
my, 516 South 10th St., pres-
ents Art After School for
ages 6-12 on Tuesdays fr~om
3:15-4:15 p.m.
The mixed media class
for kids meets state educa-
tional standards. Students ~
will explore art techniques
and history in this hands-on
course. The ongoing, month-
ly class is $50 per month.
Miss D's Elementary
Band for ages 9-12 meets
Tuesday and Thur~sdays
from 4:15-5:45 p.m., no expe-
rience preferred. Instructors
help you choose your instru-
ment and learn to play. Open
to all children, join any time.
Cost is $50 per- month.
Patty Cake Playtime for
ages 3-6 is Wednesdays from
12:30-2:30 p.m, Designed
with the preschooler in mind,
this class gives students an
introduction to art in an ener.
getic atmosphere. The ongo-
ing class is $60 per month.
Start any time.
Kindermusik Family
Time for ages newborn to
seven years (with a variety of
ways to participate) is .
Wednesday from 4-4:15
p.m. or Fridays from 5:15-6
p.m. Classes begin the week
of March 8. Cost is $120.05
per family.
Call 277-1225 for more
information and registration.
Children's art
The Island Art Associa-
tion is offering a Mommy &
Me class for ages 2 to 5 with
adult caregiver from 10-11
a~m. Feb. 15, taught by -
~Amber McHugh. Materials
are furnished. All classes are
funded by the Woodcock
Foundation of Jacksonville.
Call the gallery at 261-
7020 for reservations. Class
size is limited.

NACDACmeeting -
Members of the commu-
nity interested in the preven-
tion and elimination of under-
age drinking and other drug
use within Nassau County
are invited to attend this
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office that includes medical care, pain manage-
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therapy and rehabilitation.
Patel Is assisted in his practice by Dr. Flaz
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What makes their business unique, says
Patel, is the combination of~multi-specialties
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'We can treat a multiple! variety of conditions
such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, disc
conditions, arm and leg pain and injuries relat-
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"'We recently merged with Senan Chiropractic
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County. Our goal is to continue growing and to
provide quality medical and chiropractic care to
our patients."
Patel says he chose his lield of practice to
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care from non-invasive alternatives such as chi-
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The start 6~f the half-mile children's fun run after the Pirates on the Run 5K/10K Saturday in Fernandina Beach~.
There was also a one-miler for the younger set.


Season opening next

Week for Yulee, FBHS



Pirates playing

Eagles tonight



The District: 3-3A boys bas-
ketball tournament is in full
swing at Raines High School.
The Pirates (23-2) ar~e the
top seed and take on No. 4
Episcopal tonight at 7:30 p.m.
No. 2 Ribault and No. 3 Raines
square off in the 6 p.m. game.
The championship game is slat-
ed for 7 p.m. Saturday.
"I don't know of a district
from top to bottom that's as
!strong as our .district," said
Matt Schreiber, Fernandina
Beach High School head boys
basketball coach.
Episcopal eliminated Yulee
(&7 n Tuesday ith a 76-55

nal matchups. Raines (16-8) ad-
vanced with a 50-45 overtime '
win over Bolles (5-18).
Brian Magalski led Yulee
with 22 points; Jarell Mitchell
had 13 and Derrick Peterson
scored 11.
SWest Nassau was also elim-
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Zach Rocheleau shoots for
the top-seeded Pirates in
the regular season finale.

der 52-30 in District 4-3A play.
The state-ranked Pirates'
capped the regular season a
week ago with a win over
University Christian, rebound-
ing from their second loss to
nationally ranked Providence
the night before.

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son; over 150 innings back on
the mound," Minor said. "We
have a good mix of experienced
players (seven returning star-
ters) and good, talented young
player-s that are all athletes at
key positiolnsj. ~
"We will have the most team
speed we have ever had and
we will have the deepest, pitch-
Sing we have ever had.
"I am ve~y excited about this
season and the future of Yulee
baseball. We will surprise some
teamns this year, and besit some
pretty grood teams."
Yulee's first`game is Mon-
day at home with Robert E. Lee
at 6i p.m.*
The Pirates open Tuesday
at Baker County.
"We have a solid senior class
that has been really good in the
preseason," Roland said.'
"They've been good leaders for
us. We: really kind of lean on
them for that."
Seniors include Yonn,
Luman, Myles Rabant, Zack
Spencer, Jackison Selvidge,Ty-
ler Thornton and Alex Taylor.
The Pirates will also gain
senior Patrick Gar~vin once the
basketball season has ended.
"The core is our senior class
rightt" Roland said.
"We have some experience
retu~nin with sophomorer)
and at short stop and (sopho-
more) James Mar~tin at catch-
er," Roland said.' "We have
pitching depth with sophomore
Thomas Guinn, Ryne Casey
and Aver-y Womble, who has
hadf a good start~ too as' an
"We're just still trying: to pu't
it together. We have a little time.
Hopefully we'll get off to a good
start. We'll see if we can't put a
couple of wins up there.
"It will take a little~ time ~for
us to gain experience: m areas
we: don't have. We blridg back
three strong arms."
Roland also expects new-
Scomer~s to the varsity to step in
to fill holes. They are juniors
Justin Miller, Conner McNa-
mee, Davis Bean and Bobby
The preseason tournament
continued Thursday in H-illiard.
Fernandlina took on West
Nassau in the first game and
Yulee played host H-illiar~d.
FBH1-S plays at' Baker
Tuesday. The' P~irates' home
opener is Feb. 19 when they
host West Nassau at 6 p.m.
Yulee oriens at home with
Robert E. Lee Mondlay at. 6 p.m.
TIhe H~ornet~s host U7niversity
Christian at 6:30 p~m.Thur'sday
andi travel to Hlilliardl Feb. 193
for a 6i p.m. game
T'he Hlornets are also host-
ing the' inaugural Burbank
Sport Nets Sp~ring Brecak Clas-
sic April 7-.10. T'he to~urnament
will include e~ight teams fr~om
Flor~ida, Georgia andi TIen-


Moving games to Fernan-
dina Beach High School for the
first night of the preseason tour-
nament was a "temporary fix,'' i
according to' FBHIS baseball
coach Ken Roland. The action
returned to Hilliard Thursday.
Yulee took on West Nassau
in the first game Wednesday.
The YHS Hornets edged the
Warriors 9-7.
Nolen Carlyle, Adam Lang,
Camel'on Petras and Buck
Mar~ell .all pitched for the
Hornets, giving'up 11 hits and
walking sxr.
Yulee's offense garnered
five hits and six walks. Cody
SLayfield, Marcus Taylor, Jona-
than Beaton, Zach Camp and
Taylor Massey each had hits.
"The game was error-filled,
Sbut we were able to see some of
our young players play and our
pitchers get their work in be-
fore it counts for the regular
season," said Will Minor, head
baseball coach at Yulee.
In Wednesday's nightcap,
the host Pirates pounded Hil-
liard 24-3.
The Pirates had a 12-hit per-
formance at the plate. Harrison
Yonn had a three-run double
and Trent Luman and Thomas
p in hi'd a three-run triple
"We just wanted to see some
kids get soine innings in,"
Roland said. "We put' three
pitcher's out there to try to get
our feet wet. You see someone
in a different: uniform. We put
the ball in play OK. We didn't
actually defend as well as we
should have."
Yulee andl Fernandina play
in a live-team district with Epis-
capal, Bolles and Raines.
Yulee retur~ng from a 14-12
season in 2009.
Key returners include sen-
lor pitcher,~Marell (6-3 record
with two saves, 52 innings
pitched, 2.69 ERA, 63 str~ike-
outs on the mound four home
r~uns and 19 RBIs at the plate as
a sophomore in 2008), senior
Beato~n (.301 batting average,
seven doubles, 23 RBIs), jun-
ilo pitcher and third baseman
Andrew Minor (5-41 record, 48.3
innings pitched, 2.03 ERA, 44
strikeouts, .393 batting aver-
age, 11 doubles', 25 RBIs, 25
runs scored), junior pitcher
Car~lyle (3-2 r~ecordt, 26 innings
Spite~hed, 3.77 ERA) and sopho-
more centerflielder and pitch-
er Taylor (.367 batting average,
31 r~uns scor-ed, 11 RBIs).
Newcomer~s star~ting on var-
sity include senior second base-
man transfer from Bishop
Snyder Cody Layfield, sopho-
more utility player Zach Camp
and k-eshman shortstop Jeremy
Taylor. Also starting are sen-
ilo outfielder Taylor Massey
and junior utility player Sean
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Runners with national and international
credentials wer~e among the top finishers
in the seventh annual Pirates on the Run
i in Fernandina Beach Saturday. .
i: Mor~e thari 500 runtiers and walkers
.completed the 5K/10K races. About a mile
of the 5K and four miles of the 10K were
? cross country routes along the scenic
nature trails of the Egans Creek Greenway.
"In cross country running you inust
always expect a slower time than road
running," said Elfrieda Wyner, 67, of St.
She is cited in the current issue of
Running Times magazine as one of
Anrierica's "masters of the year" for 2009
in her 65-69) age group.
Despite rain the dlay before, coursee
conditions for- a across countr-y race we'e
perfect, with only a few wet areas," she
Wyncr's time of 47:43 won lier the title
of top female gr~andmaster (age 50 and
over) in the 10K. A fr-egilent competitor in
North F'lorida r-aces, she is also a member
of the Ame-lia Island Rupners club, which
organizes the Pirates r~un.
A visiting elte r-unner ftom Sweden, 32-
year-61d Fredr-ik Swahn, led the men's
10K fieldl with a time of 33::32. Swahn spe-
cializes in duathlons running and
cycling andi is the current Swedish
champion. He plans to compete in the
U.S. long distance championships in
Alabama next month. -
"A~ctually, I do better on hard surfaces
than in cross countr-y, but I love it for- train-
ing," Swahn said. .
Swahn and four friends fr-om Swedlen
have been visiting Jacksonville for almost
three months. T'hey found the P'irates race

online, "and my friend Miker" Mikael
Sahlberg, 24, who finished second in the
10K- "really likes pancakes, so we decid-
ed to go." -
The event featured a pancake breakfast
after the race and members of the
Fernan'dina Pirates.Club cheered runners
along the route.
"We all love the town and the friendly
atmosphere, and the pirates, of course,".
Swahn said. "I'm known for running the
wrong way when I'm on my own in the
front, but the course wals cryst-al clear
here, so no problems."
Joni Gruwell, 29, of Jacksonville won
the women's 10K overall for the second
year in a row, with a time of 42:14.
In the 5K< race, the top female finisher
was 15>-year-old Nancy H-arms of N~eptune
Beach, in 21:33. She's a ninth grader at
Providence School of Jacksonville, where
Sshe runs ross countlry.
H-er mother, Susan H-ar~ms, 50, won the
5K female grandmaster's title in 24:52,
and her father Craig, 59; t~ook third place
in his age group in 27:49J. They also a~e
member-s of Amelia Island Runner~s.
Running "just runs in the family,"
Nancy HIarmis said. "I like it: because it's a
challenge." A~nd winning a race "makes
you feel like all the h~ard work really paid
She said the cour~se was something of
a challenge in itself, "with the wind push-
ing you on the way out andi against you on .
the way back. It was a little muddly, but it
was very man ageable."
Men's 5K overall winner Matt Nelson,
293, ofJacksonville finished in 19:18. It was
his first 5K after- ankle surgery about a
year ago, 1
H~e saidl several r-unner~s wer~e ahead
of him as they r~eachedl the halfway 'point
of the out-and-back SK race but the

others were doing the 10K distance, so
they kept moving ahead as he turned
around. "I went from being well behind the
leaders to sitddenly leading the 5K. It was
kind of fun."
In the masters age category (age 40
and oldgr), overall winners in the 5K were
James NMaster~s, 57, of Inngwood in 19:35,
and Deborah Dunham, 42, of Fernandina
Beach in 22:33. In the 10K, masters win-
ners wer~e John Wisker, 43, of Palatka in
38:36 and Barbara Gawdy, 40, of
Jacksonville in 46:49.
In the grandlmasters category (50 and
older), overall winners in the 10K were
Paul H-oover, 59, of Crawfordville in 42:25,
and ESlfrieda Wyner. In the 5K, overall
grandmaster~s winners wer-e Dave Hoock,
53, of Ponte Vedr~a Beach in 21:45, and
Susan Harms.
Awardts weret also presented to the top
three finisher-s in 15 age groups. Complete
results are available at www.A~melia
The event r-aised money for St. Peter's
Episcopal Ch~urch mission trips and for
the running* club's scholarship program for
outstanding Nassau County high school
runners. *
"Wh~at I really like about this race, and
the other two races that our running club
sponsol-s, is that, runners and walker-s get
to, see the natural beauty of F~ernandina,'
said Race D~irector Rosa Hraslip.
"B3ecauser of the logistics, it's a chal-
lenge for our- club to put on this race. I'm 7
grateful for all the; many wonderful vol-
unteers and sponsors who make it hap-
pen," she saidl. "We couldn't dlo it without
She also thanked the city of Fer~nandina
Beach, Police A~uxiliar-y Corps, Fer~nandlina
Pirates Club, FBH-S National Honor
Society and St. Peter's Church.


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FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL April 16 FERNAN;DINA BEACH 6:00 March 5-6 Camden Invitational 3:00 April 13 at University Christian .5:00 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL April 12 at Camden County (dh) 4:30
Boys Basketball April 20 at Andrew Jackson .6:00 .March 9 YU LEE (AlP) 4:00 April 15 ARLINGTON CO. DAY 7:00 Junior Varsity Baseball .
Feb. 9, 12-13 District at Raines April 22 HILLIARD (seniors) 6:00 March 11 St. Johns Co. Day (AlP)4:00 April 16 PONTE VDRA 7:00 Feb. 22 : at Yulee 5:00 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
April 26-29 Destrict at Fernandina March 16 at Boiles 4:00 April 19-22 DISTRICT 3-3A TBq Feb. 23 at Bishop Snyder 4:00 Junior Varsity Baseball
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Distrbct March 18 at Bishop Kenny 4:00 Distrbct Feb. 25 at Episcopal 6:00 Feb. 16 HILLIARD 6:00
Wrestling March 24 at St. Johns Co. Day 4:00 March 1 at Bones S:00 Feb. 20 FIRST COAST 10/012:30
Feb. 19-20 State at Lakeland Tennis March 24 at West Nassala 4:00 Varwity Baseball March 6 CAMDEN COUNTY (DH) Feb. 26 .at Bolles 6:00
Feb. 16 WEST NASSAU March 25 at Yulee 4:00 Feb. 11. First Pitch at Hilliard 4:00 12:00. March 5 HAWTHORNE 4:30
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Feb. 18 at Hilliard March 29 at Bishop Snyder 4:00 Feb. 16 at Baker County 6:00 March 8 BISHOP SNYDER 5:00 March 8 CAMDI-NCOUNTY 4:3017
Wrestling Feb. 2 at Baker County April 13-14 District 3-2A at Boles 8am Feb. 19 WEST NASSAU 6:00 March 9 at West Nassau 5:00 March 11 at Hilliard 6:00
Feb. 12-13 Region 1-1A at Clay Feb. 25 BALDWIN Feb. 2 at Ponte Vedra 6:00 March 12 at Fleming island 3:30 March 15 EPISCOPAL 6:00
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March 9 at Fernandina (AIP) 4:00 Softball March 2 COLUMBIA 5:30 March 16 ORANGE PARK 5:00 March 18 BOLLES 6:00
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL' March 11 BOLLES 4:00 Feb. 11 at Ponte Vedra 7:00 March 5 at Lake Wales 7:00 March 19 EPISCOPAL 6:00 March 22 at Camden County. 4:30/7
Varsity Baseball March 16 at West Nassau Feb 12 WEST NASSAU 6:00 March 6 at Winter Haven 12:00 March 23 GLYNN ACADEMY 4:00 March 29 at Fernandina 6:00
Feb 15 ROBERT E. LEE 6:00 March 18 HILLIARD Feb. 16 UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN March 9 :MARIST 7:00 March 25 WEST NASSAU 5:00 March 31 at West Nassau 6:00
Feb. 18 UNIV CHRISTIAN 6:30 March 23 BAKER COUNTY 6:00 Mach 10 Orange Park, Jax 7:00 March 29 YULEE 6:00 April 12 at Trinity Christian 5:30
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Mid-Week Break Shoot
Amelia Shotgun Sports will hold a Mid-
Week Break Shoot Feb. 16 at 86300 Hot Shot
Trail in Yulee. Register from 1-2:30 p.m. Shoot-
ing begins at 3 p.m. Fees are $60 ($45 jun'-
iors). Call 548-9818 or email clyde@amelia

Bad Bowlers League
Bad Bowlers League is at 6:30 p.rn.
Tuesday, starting March 3, at Strikers Family
Bowling Center in Yulee. Call 225-1077.

Wornen's bowlingtwurnarnent
The River City Women's Handicap Bowling
Toumament will be held at Strikers Family
Bowling Center in Yulee March 13-14. Call
225-1077 for information or to sign up.

The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club. Social
hour at 6:30 p.m; meeting at 7:30 p.m. Call
Commodore Charlie Steinkamp, 261-5213, or
visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org.

Amelia Island Runners sponsors a weekly
community run and walk under the lights at the
Fernanidina Beach High School track from 6-
7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to every-
one and free water and Gatorade will be pro-
vided. Runners and walkers can participate at
their own pace, individually or with AIR mem-
bers and friends. The track is inside the football
stadium at 435 Citrona Drive.
The lightedl track runs are being offered in
cooperation with the Nassau County school
System as a service 'to runners and walkers in
this area. Amelia Island Runners is paying for
electricity use and related costs.
Track runs are planned roughly once a
week, depending on availability. Dates will be
posted on the club's website, www.Amella
IslandRunners.com. AIR members provide
training tips for beginners or run at "race pace"
with experienced racers. Participate with part-
ners or individually. Call 277-8365.

Horseshoes for b~aseball
A horseshoe tournament to benefit the
Fernandina Beach High School baseball team
will be held Feb. 13 at Chem Cell Club, 2951
Riverside Dr., Fernandina Beach. Registration
begins at 10 a.m. Fee is $20 per person for the
tournament, $10 for the shootout..There will be .
a 50/50 drawing at $1 a ticket. .
Contact Tommy Guinn at 556-1614.
tommy.guinn@rayonier.com or Lisa Spencer at
415-0430 or spen5202@bellsouth.net.

Amelia Island Youth Soccer is registering.
players online for the spring season. Visit -
www aiysoccerrcoom and click on the sports
logic link. All new players must mail a copy of
their birth certificate to 863 ~Atlantic View Drive,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, to complete reg-
istration. Call Raquel at 753-0602.

SpecialOlyrnpics Feh26
Special Olympics Nassau County games
will be held at Fernandina Beach High School
at 10 a.m. Feb. 26. The management team is
Working hard to ensure this will be a great
event fr athletes withodis hliibs hro tl o

all Nassau County schools have been enrolled,
but there are independent athletes that are not
part of school rprgrams the team would like to
reach out~to.
Anyone interested in participating in the
Feb. 26 track and field e~ients should contact
Chris Hendrix at chrishen@nassail.kl 2.fl.us or
call 491-9930. To volunteer for the games, con-
tact Winnie Hunter at 491-9931. Those inter- ,
Sqsted in enrolling a new athlete or becoming .
part of the team`, call McBrearty at 491-0369 or
e-mail jandemcbj@aol.com.

Ern Street Little League
Sign up from 3-6 p.m. today and from 10
a.m. to noon Saturday at the MLK Center for
ages 4-16. Fee is $40 ($10 for additional sib- .
ling). An organizational meeting will be at 6
p.m. Feb. 16 at the MLK Center. Coaches and
parents are invited.~ Call 753-1663.

Yulee Litde League opening day
.Yulee Little League will hold its opening cer-
emonies March 6 beginning at 9 a.m. There
will be bouncese" for the young ones, a DJ for
the ones who want to "boogey'' and barbecue
dinners for the hungry ones. The season is
dedicated to the memory of Ronnie Sites, a
manager, coach, dad and friend.

Signup forsoftball
The city of Femandiha Beach will sponsor a
`youth softball league for ages 8-15 (as of Dec.
31) with three divisions available (15-, ~12- and
10-and-under) with machine pitch for 10-and-
under. Copy of birth certificate required. Local
games will be played Monday and Thursday
nights at the Ybor Alvarez complex on Bailey
Register. through March 12 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. Fee is $45.for city
residents, $54 non-city, with a $5 discount for
each additional sibling. Tryouts will be March
16 and draft is March 18. Practices begin ,
March 22. Season starts April 12. The league
will follow the 2010 Babe Ruth Rule EBok. ,
Volunteer coaches and umpires are need- '
ed. Contact Jay at 277-7350 or e-mail him at

'YulCCPop rBCP
Yulee Pop Warner's board will ~meet'at 7
p.m. Feb. 25 at the Yulee Spoits Complex on
Goodbread Road

Babe Rth registration :
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth~is accepting
registration online for girls and boys ages 8-15.
interested in playing baseball for the spring
Season. Register online at;:
A mandatory coaches clinic will be at 9 a.m.
Feb. 20. Team coordinator meeting will be held
the week of Feb. 22 for all age levels. .
Practice~begins the week of Feb. 22.
Opening day fbr T-ball and rookie teams is
March 6. Opening day for minor, major and -
senior teams is March 20. For information on
the softball prograin; call 277-7350.

Try outfor the Shark
The Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena
Football 1 league will hold a second open try-
out for prospective players Feb. 28. The tryouts
will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through the
day until all players have been evaluated thor-
oughly by Head Coach L~es Moss and the
Sharks coaching staff.
The tryouts will be a combination of drills,
including the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle and ~
various position-specific drills. The coaching
staff will be evaluating each potential Shark
during the exercises. The open tryout is for any
person who still has a dream of lacing up their -
pads and w nnin lab haemdns aionPak,
3060 Racetrack Road, St. Johns. Registration
will begin at 8 a.m. with the combine starting at
9 a.m. The coaching staff ~will remain until all
.paeshave' been evaluated
paBein ga completed tryout packet found at
jaxsharks.com to the tryout along with $80
cash or money order (no checks or credit
cards). If you have tried out previously for the
Sharks, the fee is reduced to $60.
There will be no need for pads or helmets
as most drills will be non-contact. Bring both .
cleat and Iur Brrnn ploes yst t oto '

stay hydrated.
Watch the Sharks rip into the Orlando
Predators as toe meets leather for the home
opener April 16. Season tickets for the inaugu-
ral season are nowN available for as low as $45.
To reserve seats or for information;, call (904)

Peau QUcwmat
The first Regional Petanque Tournament
will be held March 27 on seven courts at the-
south end of the marina, dolyntown
SFernandina Beach. Registration' is limited to 14
teams of three players each. Teamrs~can be
arranged for single players.
Registration is $10 per player to be distrib-
uted in prize money Morning coffee and
donuts are included. The public is welcome.
SThere will be demonstration for those who
want to learn'the game. Register at pefanquea-
merica@gm~ail.com or call 491-1190.


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t. Marys sheepshead.

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"Sheepshead fishing is
excellent at the St. Mar~ys
south jetty rocks," Mark
Br~yan said. "I fished with
Andy Mercer and Ryan
Gillespie this past Sunday
along the riverside of the
south jetty rocks, where low
areas- in the jetties were hold-
ing good
numbers of
"The tide
had just
s rt


WATER fihed with
casting tack-

fiddle a~b
that wer crad
ed deep along the stib erged
jetty rocks. We also pinched a Mark Bryan, lt
buckshot led weight onto our : nice catch of S
f shinghlinedj toakhteoad oft
seepsha e~kt get te
fiddler crab down deep in the ~ will have a flood
moving current." at 7:45 a.m. with
The threesome of local weighing to four
saltwater fishermen boated ning along the d
some 25 sheepshead during shoreline located
the rising tide with the largest the mouth of Eg
weighing just over six Drift: a live sh
pounds. Sheepshead must water depths fro
ineasure at least 12 inches while using a typ
with a daily bag limit of 15 per float. Make sure
day. the hooki is remo
The low incoming tide down, allowing f
Saturday will begin at the release for sea tr
mouth of the Amelia River at keep your hooke
2:15 p.m. the water when 1
SEarly morning fishermen your catch.

Drum tourriameit
The Nassau Sport
Fishing Association will hold
its 12th annual Drum
Tournament Mar~ch 12
through April 18. Fee is $40
per angler. Captagin's meet-
mng is at 7 p.m. March 12 at
Ten Acr-es, Kraft Athletic
Club. Preregister at Leaders
& Sinkers, 1006 South 14th
St., or at the meeting. Eighty
Percent of the entry fee will
be paid out in prizes. Entry
fee for tour~nament-within-a-
Etou fomej ailable at

Bat t 0 a j 20dN rh 14th
Tackle, 1925 South 14th St.;
adC Atach rSeafo d, 10 Ash
Whitman at 321-2800 or visit

Nassau Bassmasters,

Natioa lee aioen anhe
Florida BASS Federation,
meets the third Thursday in
Yulee. Membership is open
to anyone at least 16 years '
old. Call Bob Schlag at (912)
729-2282 or Billy Kittrell at

Boati gcous
The Coast Guard
Auxiliary at Amelia Island
will be conducting a six-
week boating course from
Feb. 16 to March 25. Classes
are Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 7-9 p.m. at the Amelia
Island lighthouse cottage. .
This course is for both
the beginning boater, who

needs to understand the fun-
damentals, and for the expe-
rienced boater, who may be
in need of a refresher. The
basics of boat handling
weather, navigation, elec-
tronics, use of radios and
rules of the waterways are
some of the subjects that will
be covered.
This class satisfies state
boater education reqluire-
ments. Effective in 2010,
Florida residents born aft'r
1988 will need to have com-
pleted a safe boating course
inorder ol perat b 5t -
and textbook materials will
be provi e.

(90C)o~ 3159rD y-il at
3hunef ac 7cast~net. Visit

Sportsman's Feast
Duval Station Men's
Ministry will hold a
Sportsman's Feas from 10
Dual Sta r n'Baptist
.Church, 13734 Lyle Road
Jacksonville. Tickets are $5
and include fish fry; barbe-
c ad b vrgeThe d y
nuceudis bew sh ing, fisay
casting, BB gun shoot, cla*
s cars, hot mods, ant que

mobile. Call (904)~ 751-4967

El Cheapo tournament
SThe 10th annual El Chea-
po Sheepshead Tournament
will be Feb. 37 at 7 a~m. .
SCaptain's meeting is at 7:30
Sp.m. Feb. 26; boat number
and captain's bag pickup at
5:30 p.m. Fee is $60 per boat.

The entire month of
February is closed for the'
harvesting of sea trout for
Northeast Florida fishermen.
Excellent catches of puppy
dr~um are taking place in tidal
rivers during the last of the
falling and the first of the
incomning.tides. Fish with
fresh shrimp dead' on the bot-
tom, where deep-water
sloughs are located close to
docks, creek mouths and oyrs-
terbars. .
Whiting fishing has been
slow at the St. Marys inlet
and along the beaches. The
surface water temperature in
the backwater now reads 54.6
degrees, while ocean surface
water temperature is reading
S56 decgrees.

tide arriving
sea trout
pounds r~un-
eep, rough
d just south of
ans Creek.
r~imp deep in
m 5-20 feet
,ical trout
the barb of
,ved or bent
or an easy i
'out. Also
3d sea trout in

Puppy drum are weighing up to 10 pounds in the back-
water bays and tidal estuaries. Steve Pullman took this
nice ptippy drum while fishing deep with a shrimp
barbed to a led head jig.

Bluewat-er fishermen a~e
faced ivith high winds this
weekend with offshore wirids
building to 20-25 knots.
The corrIect dates for the
annual Amelia Island B~lue-
water Shootout ar-e May 7-).
Thle Neics-Ltiic ehifecht?)-

:ages local an~gler stosubnkit
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to RO, Box 766, Fernandina.~
Beachz, FL ,3203,5, or drop
th~em by thze office at 571 Ash
St, in F~erandina Be~ach. Call
A~th Janes at 261-3696.

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open for tours on Fe'b. 20 from noon-2 p~m. A ribbon cuttit
iry will be held fro9m 10:30-11:30 a.m. that day.


blusic NOTES

: second stage shows and readers
thea~ter. It will also be used for
offices and storage. Both buildings
.will be available for shor-t-term
Amelia Co immunity Theatre was
founded in 1981 and is in its 29th sea-
son. '1'he new theater building is the
result of expansion. studies and a five-
year capital campaign to raise funds
for the $2.1 million project. This has
been a community project, with all
monies raised coming from individu.
SUBMflTED als and area businesses, without any
t., will. government funding. The theater
ng ceremo- itself, through frugal practices for the
past 29 years, was the largest contrib-
Call 261-6749 for further informa-
h spaces tion on the Open H-otise and Amelia
Its in the Commuirity Theatre. ,,
er seats 88 Jane McAdams, a local playwright,
sed for other. is head offublicity for Amelia
:h theater; Community Theatre.

.For the IeLws-Leader

and fundraising, building
and anticipating, Amelia
Conimunity Theatre invites
the community to an Open House on
Satur-day, Feb. 20 for it's new theater
building at 207 Cedar St., Jocated
adjacent to the current theater.
The Open House will be lield at
noon and is open to the public. Light '
refreshments will be served, and
there will be tours of the new theater
between noon and 2 p.m. Theatre vol
unteers will be on hand to answer
questions about upcoming produc-
tions and becoming a volunteer. On-
site parking is available by entering
the theater complex at Cedar and
Third streets and exiting onto Beech
The new theater building,

des-igne~d~by Rink Desig~n and built by
~Auld and Wihite, houses a; box office, i
lobby, concessions kitchen, auditori-
um with Itech booth and stage, and a
green room for cast and crew. The

auditorium seats 144, wit
available to add more sea
future. The ~current that
and will continue to be uz
productions such as yout

Starring in
"Ie dd
from left, are
Bill Raser
(O scar),
" (Gwendolyn),
Kate Yandoh
(Cecily) and
Doug .
(Felix). .

rium-next door.
"The Odd Coup~le" follows the misad-

ODD Continued on 6B

For thehrews-Leader
In recognition of Black
History Month, for the sec-
ond year pieces from the
National Great Blacks in Wax
Museum will be on exhibit at
the Martin Luthe~r ~i~ng, Jr.
Center, 1.'00 Ehn ISt.,
Fernandina Beach.
This year's exhibit will
feature contributions of
African-Americans to the
medical and health profes-
sion. Exhibit tours will be
offered on Feb. 18-20. The
hours' for the exhibit are:
Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.;
Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; and `

Long billed a's "the
hottest food and charity
event," the fourth, annual
Amnelia Island Chili Cook-off
is set to pit chefs and
wannabe chefs against each '"
other for bragging rights in
a variety of categories all
while benefiting local non-
Spr~ofits and Amelia Island
More than a dozen teams
are preparing to compete in
the event, scheduled for
noon-4 p.m. Feb. 20 on Third
Street between Ceritrle and
Ash and organizers say
more ai-e welcome. ..
"This is a really fun day
for both adults and chil-
di-en," said Allison
SDillinghanri, a member of the
school FFO and one of the
organizers of the fu~ndraising
event. "This is also a great
opportunity for the commu-
nity to come together for
Food, fuin and friendly com-
petition. We look forivard to
it each year alid are proudl to
be going into our fourth

'ETiS is ag reat
opportunity for the
-comtmunity to come
COgetherf Orfood~fuIn
and friendly
competition.' .

During the cookoff the
public can sample more than
a dozen different chill
recipes including two vege-
tarian cooked by local busi-
nesse's and non-profits, as
well as enjoy a Kids' Zone
and local vendors. At least
1,000 people passed through ~
during the four hours last
year, said Dillingham.
There will.be a live band,
a bake sale, chili merchan-
dise and works by local arti-
sans. The Kid's Zone will
consist of various arts and
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A inon'tage from the National Great Blackts in Wax
Museum in Baldiinore, Md., co-founded by Yulee native
Dr. Joanne Martin.

the cost due to special pre-
sentations and limited seat-
ing. From 6 p~m. until closing
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Saturday, 9 a.m. -2 p.m.
Admission is: students 6-18
years, $3 with valid student
ID. On Friday evening there
will be a slight increase in

designed by the Shackles of .
Memory Association, in col-
laboration with the National
Park Service, to be unveiled
at the event. Musical per-
formances by a Nantes
based hip hop-jazz collabora-
tion and the local Douglas
Anderson High School Jazz
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The 12th Annual Kingsley
Heritage Celebration,
"Resisting Enslavement and
Preserving Dignity," will be
held Saturdays.in February.
The kickoff event the
SNantes/Jacksonville Sister
City Celebration with musical
presentations is Feb. 1 3

from 1-4 p.m.
Rachel Bocher, head of
tourism in Nantes, France,
and representatives from the
Chiteau des Ducs de
Bretagne will celebrate the-
cities' ties, including a com-
mon history involving the
slave trade. Visitors can also
view a new exhibit on the
transatlantic slave trade :

626 S. Third St.. Fernandina Beach. from 5-11 p.m.
Feb. 14. Dinner choice of' prime rib or chicken cor-
don bleu will be served from 5-7 p.m. Dancing
with Guitar Red follows. Tickets are available
through Feb. 10 for a $15 donation.,No tickets at
the door. .
Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary's veteran.
children and you th programs. For tickets call
M a rge atr 4~15-1893 or Bon nie a t (904) 699-2663.
$UIPPERS' fe,, pgg
The Songspininers pres a
ent "Singing for Suppers."
a benefi t concert for
Meals on Wheels for
Pets at St. Peter's. I~~
Episcopal Church Parish Hall ~eb. 19.
Yappy Hour is from 6-6:30 p.m. (donation). witIh
the concert at 6:30 p.m.;- followed by a chili sup
per. Reserve tions are required.
Tickets are $20 and available at St. Peter's. the
Cou ncil on Aging and the Nassau H umane
Society Dog Park, or call Marla at 335-0335. e-
mail MOW4~PetsNassau~yalhoo.com or visit

Learn about the Nassau Humane Society's new

animal- care complex ini- nuQ tb~ arUsesUs
tiative at a concert Feb. 19 PEae '"""*'Jl
a t6:30 p.m. at Sheffiel d's
at: the Palace, featuring
blues guitarist Albert
Castiglia of Miami.'
Tickets are 520 and~
available at the Nassau
Humiane Society Dog Park on .Airport Road in
Fernarldina' Beach, Red bones Dog Bakery in the
Pelican Palms plaza on South Eighth Street, the
law office of Joshua K. Mar tin, 308 1/2 Cen tre St..
or at www~nassau humanesociety~com/
even ts.h tml. For more on Castiglia visitI
Felix Jones, goodwill
ambassador for
Fernandina Beach. will a
host a benefit program for
Haitii relief fr~om 2-5 p.m.
'uioimFeb.21ia t the Peck Cen ter

The community is
asked to come together in prayer and to give
donations add financial support. For in formation
call Pastors Jeanette Richo. 261-6237. or Ludine
Pinkney, 277-4~291.




For the Newvs-Leader
Rick Bragg's father, a
hard-drinking hustler with an
uncontrolled temper and a
head full of demon, had a
habit of running out on those
who needed him most. His .
selfish, irresponsible ways
his family to
a life of
poverty.: His
mother, how- ~
ever, was, the
heart and
Strength of
the family, a

a new dress Bragg
for 18 years
Sso her sons coildd have school
clothes; a ivoman who picked
cotton from daylight.till dark
so she wouldn't have to count
Son welfare alone for food and
All Over but the Shoutin' is
a story of suffering, love and
insight of one family living iri
a cotton mill town in
Northeast Alabama. In this
chronicle of compassion and
stark honesty, Bragg strug-
gles to know his father and to.
understand why he aban-
doned his family to a life of
privation. It is an' emotional
journey with a mixture of
Hate, love and frankness that;
in the e'nd, allowed him to for-
give and obtain a measure of
It is also a powerful lesson
on how a boy seemingly des-
tined either for a life as a cot-
ton .Iimu msI;1 oi: acrltilitantl,~
pulled himself up against
impossible odds to become a
Pulitzer Prize-winning jour-
nalist for Thze Newi Yor~k
Times, a recipient of a
SNieman Fellows from
Har~vard and over 50 writing
awards in 20 year's.
Bragg always wanted to
know about his grandfather,
Charlie Blindrum, a man who
died before he was bor~n. No
ofte ever talked about him
Sand he wondered why. So, he
set out to discover who this
mysterious man was.
Drawing on personal
Accounts from people who
kniew him best, including his
grandmother, Ava, Bragg
reconstructs-the life of a man
he would come to admire and
He soon found out, howev-
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ACT set to unveil new

.0dd Couple' a apyfamrwell
'RYAN SMITH ventures of Felix Ungar and Oscar
Newvs-Leader Madison after the fastidious and freshly .
divorced Felix moves into. the slovenly
The final mainstage S'how at Amelia Oscar's apartment. Director Sinda
Community Theatre's old building it Nichols said the classic comedy should
ACT's take on a classic. Neil Simon's be as much a crowd-ple~aser now as it -
"The Odd Couple" opened Thursday at was whee it pr-emiered in 1965 ~
ACT and will serve as the swan song for. "It's very well-written and a lot of fun
the old theater building before the for the audience and an enormous
organization moves into the new addito- amount of fun for the actors," she said.

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"Recipe for Love," a Valen tine's dance and show
featuring the Les DeMerle Band with Bonnie
Eisele, will be held Feb. 13 at Sheffield's at the
Palace on Centre Street in
downtown Fernandina : .
Enjoy a romantic ~ ;s
evening of love songs and ~, t
dance the night away as
Eisele sings "My Funny
Valen tine," "When I Fall in..
Love" and "La Vie En Rose
and DeMerle swings Harry Connick Jr. classics
like 'Recipe for Love: and more. All guests will
receive a com plimen tary glass of Chandon Rose
sparkling wine and a'Valenti new's gift bag. Tickets
are5$25 arid limited to7?6.open seating and cash
bar. Th ey are avai lable a t The Palace Saloon on
Centre Street. Sheffield s at the Palace next door
or at The UPS Store next to Pub'lix.
Call 4-91-3332. A porti on of th e proceeds wil I
benefit the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Scholarship program.


The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 will
host a Va len tin e's Day Di n ner/Dance a t th e post.

Tickets are on sale for Fernandina Little Theatre's pres-
entation of "Eleeniosynary," Ire Blessing's beautiful
play about the relationship of three women: independ-
ent, eccentric Dorothea, her brilliant daughter ~Artie, and
Artie's sensitive and intellectual daughter, Echio. The
cast includes Amelia Hart, Catherine Henry and Emily
Garvin, above. Performances are tonight and Feb. 13 at
7:30 p~m. Tickets $12 and available at The UPS Store in
the Publix shopping center anid at FLT, 1014 Beech St.

FRIDAY, February 12. 2010 LEISURE News-Leader

MontessoriSchool, and .
Parker Scott of Scott and Son
Fine Jewelry.
The event begins at 6 p.m.
with open dancing, hors
d'oeuvres and a cash bar. At 7
p.m. is an auction and the
competition of the local stars.
Students from the Ballroom
Youth Academy and others
will perform a floorshow at
8:30 p.m., followed by the tro-
phy presentation. .
Tickets are $35 in advance
and $40 at the door. The
event benefits the Ballroom
Youth Academy, which teach-
es local students from kinder-
garten through high school ,
how to dance, to get along
with others, develop confi-
dence and poise.
Call (904) 707-6762 or visit '
www classicballroom .net.

The Barnabas Center 5th
Annual New to You Spring
~FIlng Preview, including
lunch by Good to Go catering,
a silent auction and more, is
SMarch 12 at 11 a.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, .
801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach, with fashions by New
to You, Patchington, The
Gauzeway and others,
Tickets, $30 each with
tables seating eight, are avail- .
able at Newto You, 930
South 14th St.: or byi contact-
ing DawrfJuds at 491-0636 or
To purchase raffle tickets -
at $5 each or 5 for $20 for the
chance to win one of two -
$500 cash prizes, call
Bamnabas at 261-7000, ext.
104. A $5 donation for wine is

The Fernandina Beach
SRotary Club will host Casino
.Night March 20 from 7-11
p.m. at Ten Acres. Tickets
are $75 per person and
include beer, wine, hors <
d'oeuvres and play money.
Enjoy roulette, craps, card
games, live and silent auc-
tions and a 50/50 raffle.
Proceeds benefit the Rotary
Club of Femandina Beach
Scholarships for Nassau
SCounty high school gradu-
ates. Attire is island casual (no
tie required).
Purchase tickets from a .
localRotariahi, Prosperity
Bank on Sadler Road (next to
Starbucks), BB&T Bank on
14th Street and VyStar Credit
Union on 14th Street. For
information, call Kim H-arding
Sat 321-7002, Sean McGill at -
556-4225 or Trip Clark 753-

The first "Ridin' For .
RAIN" benefit motorcycle
ride will be held Mlarch 21
from 2-6 p.m. Enjoy an
escorted ride through Nassau
County, with proceeds going
to help the animals of RAIN
and its many community out-
reach programs. .
The ride will start at

Nassau Power Sports and
end at Murray's Grille in Yulee
for barbecue and music from
the Mike Miller Band. The $25
donation per bike (plus $5 per
extra person) includes a shirt
and hat. For registration, call
(904) 879-5861 or e-mail rain-


St. Francis in perhaps one
of the best known figures in
Christian tradition. He is
Known for his simplicity, his
renouncing a life of ease for a
life of service,. and his dedica-
tion to the poor.
Francis of Assisi was a
typical middle/upper class
teenager who heard God call-
ing him to a radically different
life. "Brother Sun, Sister
Moon" is his story. This
movie and this story has
warmed many hearts and
changed many lives.
Share in this experience
on Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at
Memorial United Methodist.
Church, 601 Centre St.,
Maxwell Hall. A movie will also -
be shown for children. Call
S261-5769 for more informa-

The Amelia Island Film
Festival begins Feb. 25 at
several venues in downtown
Femandina Beach. A Sneak
Preview will be held Feb; 19
in St. Marys, Ga., to screen
and award the Best Georgia
A Free children's event will
be held Feb. 27 at the Bean
School of Dance, where sev-
eral local authors will read
and present their books to the
For tickets and a full
schedule of events visit
rg or call the AIFF hotline at
335-111 0.

First Presbyterian
Church will host the first
annual Family Film Festival,
with free admission to all
screenings, Feb. 26-28 at
"The Anchor," corrier of
Sixth and Centre streets in
downtown Femandina
The series starts with
"Saving God" on Feb. 26 at 7
p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. is
"Lilies of the Field," starring
Sidney Poitier-who won an
Oscar for his performance.
Saturday at.7 p.m. is
i l-ireibofii~~d star nng Kirk -~" _
Cameron, who is stellar as
firefighter Caleti Hokt who bat-
ties more than flames. A love
~gone cold, a seductive
coworker and compelling vir-
tual objects of desire make for
a great plot. Sunday at 2 p.m.
see "Faith Like Potatoes," a
compelling drama set in
South Africa and based on a
true story.
Call 261-3837 or visit
www.1 stpres-fb.com.

American History Month, the
Hilliard branch library of the
Nassau County Public Library
System will participate in the
20th National African
American Read-in Chain on
Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. The
National African American
Read-in Chain is sponsored
by the National Council of
Teachers of English (NCTE)
and the Black Caucus of the
NCTE. Come prepared to
share a 1-3 minute reading of
work written by an African-
Artierican writer. Call 548-
4866 for more information.

The Mount Olive Historical
Restoration Soclety, 94133,
SR 107 South in Nassauville,,
will acknowledge Black
History Month with a commu-
nity discussion, "Healing with
Home Remedies," on Feb. 27
at 6 p.m. Everyone is Invited
to attend and share a sample'
oftheir remedies. The discus-
sion is a continuation of the
~organization's series on Rural
Black History presented in
cooperation with the
Gullah/Geechee Cultural
Hrktg Cornmittee ofinor

mation call William Jefferson
at 502-1992.

SPRCIAL EVENTS the district and also about
issues conceming' the forest
RAIN Humane Society industry in Florida.
and Stein Mart are teaming All members and prospec-
up again to help needy ani- tive members of NSDAR are
mals in Nassau County. Bring welcome to attend.
a bag of dry dog or cat food to Luncheon is $15, check
the Fernandina Beach store payable to AIDAR at the door.
on Sadler Road today and RSVP for the meeting by
receive a coupon for 20 per- today to.491.-4691 or audnew-
cent off your entire purchase. man Qbellsouth.net.
All food collected will be dis- ***
tribute~i through RAIN's "Food The Fernandina Beach
SChain" program. High School Foundation .
. Board of Directors will host
Applebee's will host a its annual Foundation Feast
pancake breakfast fundrais- Feb. 19 at Amelia Island
er for Nassau Goes Pink on Plantation.' An oyster roast
Feb. 13, with seatings at' 8 and reception is from 6-7
a.m. and 10 a.m. Tickets p.m., with dinner served at 7
are $5. .'p.m. Enjoy a.sil~ent auction,
Nassau Goes Pink is a cash bar and dancing. Attire is
non-profit organization formed resort casual.
to help Nassau County resi- For tickets and information
dents undergoing cancer call 261-5713 or send in your
treatments with bills such as tax-deductible donation to
utilities and rent. Representa- P.O. Box 15726, Fernandina ~
tives will be on hand to intro- Beach, FL 32035.
duce the community to * *
Nassau Goes Pink. .The Njassau Humane
Breakfast includes Society Annual Flea and ~
sausage, bacon and a stack Tick Garage Sale will be held
of pancakes. Feb. 19 and 20 from 7:30
Contact founder Chrissiy a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the
Branch at 491-1967 or e-mail Fernandina Beach Airport
Chrissy~nassaugoesp~ink. hangar. Bring your tax-
com. deductible donations of art,
* antiques, furniture, house-
Learn about "Gravestone wares, jewelry, sporting
Iconology and goods, tools, toys and other
Iconography" at the Amelia items (no clothes or comput-
Island Genealogical Society ers) to the NHS Dog Park,
Meeting Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in located across from the air- -
Sthe Community'Room of the port.
Fernandina Beach Police For information call Penny
Department on Lime Street. at 277-1152.
SThe public is welcome; **? .
Speaker Tara Fields has The Amelia IslanFI Artists

1990 and in 1995 "discov- Armand 'Cabrera, an award-
ered" Burnt Forge Cemetery winnih~g oil painter represent-
there. She has surveyed more ed by fine art galleries across
than 10,060 graves in south- the United States, at ailvork-
Seast Georgia since then. She shop the week of Feb. 22.
also started a website in The public may attend his
1995, "The Crypt," as a place first oil painting demonstration
to showcase local history. of the week, free of charge~,
. .from 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 22
The Amelia Island outdoors at the fort at Foit
SChapter, National Society Clinch State Park.
Daughters of the.American A Atax-deductible $5 dona-
Revolution, will meet Feb. 17 tion is asked, but not required,
at 10:30 a.m. at the Golf to support Fort Clinch State
Club of Ame~lia,~` Park's Friends of Fort Clinch
Leonard Wood, St. Johns and the restoration of the fort
River Management District along with the sea turtle work.
director, will inform the chap- C~all Amelia SanJon Gallery at
"YeCitout issues cofce~rhig 1']:'49f-8040 for Inln~ftormao.

The GFWC Jr. Woman's
Club willi host the Sollecito
Mardl Gras Ball Feb. 13 at
their club, 201 Jean Latle
Blvd., from 7-11 p.m. with
lIve music, a silent auction, '
and beer and wine Included
'in the $40 ticket price.
,A portion of the proceeds
will be donated to First
Coast Freedom Playground
to ensure accessibility for
children with any disability,
momns pushing strollers,
seniors and everyone who
just wants to play. So far
$100,000 has been raised
toward the $900,000 goal.
Dress Is cocktail attire,
For tickets and information
contact Katle Graves at
225-8365 or kags78@hot-
mail;:om or visit the GFWC
Jr. Woman's Club on
Facebook. .

The St. Marys
Downtown Merchants
Association presents the
16th Annual Mardi
Gras Festival and

Parade Feb. 13.
The 10 a.m. parade will
launch a full day of enter-
tainment, arts and crafts
and amusements along the
St. Marys, Ga., waterfront.
The festival Is family-orlent-
ed, contrary to its more .
famous counterpart in New
Orleans. A costume ball f or
adults starts at 7 p m. at J's
Restaurant & British Pub.
Tickets for the ball are
available at the St. Marys
Welcome Center and Once
Upon a Bookseller in down-
town St. Marys. Call (912)
882-7350 or (912) 552-
0072. '

Join Savannah Grand of
-Amella Island for "Jazz Hot
Mlardi Gras Day"' on Feb. 18
at 6 p.m. with a perform-
ance by the New Horizons
Savannah Grand is
located at 1900 Amella
Trace Court, Fdmandina
Beach. Call Renee Stoffel at

and $10 for guests. RSVP by
Feb. 19 to Wendy Stanley at ~
(904) 899-6007 or wstan-
ley@cummer.org. .

Prominent locals will com-
pete at the annual Dancing
With the Stars on March 6 at
the Amella Island Plantation
Conference Center.
Among the 14 citizens
hoping to win the coveted
ballroom prize are Rae Lane
of Club 14 Fitness, Gina and
Rudy Courtney of Bella
Capelli, Renee Crane, head-
master of Amelia Island

JAZZ ABZ: An A to Z -
Collection of Jazz Portraits
By Paul Rogers with Poems
by W~ynton Marsails, is a .
Cummella event planned for
Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. at The Go f
Club of Amelia Island.
Susan Gallo, director of
education at the Cummer
Museum~ of A'rt & Gardens,
will highlight this exhibition of
20th century jazz greats
through poetry, music and art.
Wine and hors d'oeuvres
will be' served. Admission is
free for Cummelia members

Florida. Williams will discuss
the rich history of the African-
American community on
Amelia Island. Before and
during the Civil War, Amelia
Island was a magliet for run-
away slaves seeking their
freedom. After the war many
stayed, developing a thriving
community. The lecture will be ,
held at Baker Hall, starting at
6 p.rn~. Tickets are $5 for
members and $10 for non-
members. Call Alex Buell at .
,261-7378, ext. 102.

3JZZand art
The Fernandina Beach
High School Jazz Ensemble,
Johnnie Robinson, director,
will perfonn Feb. 22 from
6:30-8 p.m. at the Peck
Auditorium .
SThe ensemble will present
jazz of the 1930's and '40's.
Move to the music of the era
of The bla/ese Falcon, the
county's Big Read selection,
A preview of the full exhibit
of The Davis Lunchroom -
an African-American owned
g nd operated business at '
Ninth and Date streets will
be on display. The program is
free ard open to the public.

In celebration of African-


Ensemble will follow. ,
The events are free and
open to the public. .
Located off Heckscher
Drive/A1A, Kingsley
Plantation is open daily, at no
charge, between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. Call (904) 251-3537.
ScOar SesfleS
The Amelia Island
Museum of History will inau-
gurate its Florida Scholars
Series on Feb. 19 with a pres-
entation by Di. carolyn
Williams, a history professor
from the Un versity of N~orth

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Martin founded the museum
in 1980. Dr. Joanne Martin,
who is the curator of the
museum and a native of
Yulee, will be featured as the
keynote speaker, Friday
evening at 6:30 p.m. For more
information about the
National Great Blacks in Wax
Museum, visit their website at
Proceeds benefit the Dare
2 Dream Tour 2010. The
tours are designed to expose
youth in the community to
historical, cultural and educa-
tional points of interest. To
receive information about the
Dare 2 Dream 2010 Tour or
the exhibit contact Pamela
Albertie at 583-8466 or
Jeannette White at 703-7334.


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8 4 students up to 12 years of age
are $5 and students 13 years
and older along with adults
are $10. Group tours are
The National Great Blacks
in Wax Museum is among the
* * nation's most dynamic qultur-
* ** al and educationalinstitu-
tions. Because it is a wax
museum committed solely to
* the study and preservation of
Afi-ican American history, it is
among the most unique. It is
r e the first Black museum of
wax in Baltimore, Md., and
the first wax museum of
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102 Lost & Found
NECKLACE In the parking lot across
from Radio SIhack Sat. 3an. 30th:
Sentimental value, reward offered. Call
L STI CLo d"BRAEE I ot Ha~r
Call (904)261-9881.
been outside for a while. Call Cats
Angelsuto identify sP1-o6 t-plae
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Althort Rd. next
Noasthe alorport A904) 2Sh64 t 8
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440*
FOUND ON BEACH White sunglasses
with initials A.P. Call (904)277-5673.

104 Personals

Advertising Tht PWok Pth yug
Florida for one LOW RATE! (866)742-
A 73 pr www.florda-classifeds.om'
adoption? We are married couple
seeking to adopt. Financial security-
Expenses paid. Call Maria & Ernie (ask
for Michelle/Adam). (800)790-5260. FL
Bar X0150789. ANF
3oin the Just .Friends Club (for
Boomers & Beyond). Monthly Events &
Free to 3oin. By Invitation Only. Call
(904)321-1116. Next event2/11/10.

105 Public Notice

H rein -s sujc to the s dr
Fi osin dAct, which mkes i
ence, limitation, or discrimination
bsed orace mco or, reliitouns sex,
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination-
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are herebY
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connectiggyy Qgmae, rIpf
United a e D 1i~ epartiE~r.Krnt of
Housing and Urban Development
-HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-
9275. 4

Hiring all positions:

Assistant Manager
*Night Audit

Must have a great personality,
customer service skills,
flexible hours.
Background check required.
Send resumetlo
Or Apply within
No Phone Calls, please

201 Help Wanted
Do You Have A CDL But No
Experience? WIl-Trans will teach you
how to truck & give you a job. Must be
23. (800)619-6317. ANF
DRIVERS Immediate needl OTR tan-
ker positions available now. CDL-A w/
tanker req'd. Outstanding pay/benefith.
Teams welcome. Call a recruiter today
(8 7)4A8 3042. .www.oakleytransport.
OLYMPIC STEEL Motivated Inside
eeses meron bne des imneddal eto
starter and work well independently.
eperl nce ruirm Stel n wleg
or Spanish a Plus. Full Time with
Benefits. Please email resumes to
"ls eeltramn io~b aolstee / /D/ or

Hiring all positions
Managers, Cooks,
Servers and.

IVUSt be friendly,

outgoing, hard work-
ing and honest. Must
be available to work

IOng hours.

S~n reue
hotelre z~rnuda p~s va .co rn
or apply within
NO Phone Calls Please

_ __~~~ ~ ~II~~~~

THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles for towing and storage and
will be auctioned off on the I~sted dates
below: on 3/5/2010 a 1998 Plymouth
4DR.VIN# 1P3ES47CXWD594539 at 12
noon at 1683B S. 8th St., Ferndnadna
Beach, FL 32034. (904)321-3422

201 Help Wanted
MTS and Sandhill Recycle CenterB
Drivers for $10 per hr. Must have 2
yrs. Roll-off, Dump Truck or Tractor
we fpace.exAppl in persDn at 24e
Russell Road, Fernandina Beach, FL;
STYLIST NEEDED at Making Waves.
Booth rental or commission. (904)261-
HOUSEKEEPER Saturda~ys required.
Drug test.. Must have transportation.
A~mei 61sln Resort Rentals, Inc.
Poa tionnw B .abe sti Setylstm 8
clientele. CAU. TODAY(
ward Bound Wiilderness Program has
immediate opening for creative, flexi-
ble person to work in residential pro-
gram. Background Screening, Driver's
license, CPR and First Aid required.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Send letter of interest and resume to
Program Director, 87692 Bell River
Estates Road, Yulee, FL 32097.
Student Exchange Program seeks
local coordinators. Passionate about
'your community? Help us expand.
Unpaid monetary/travel incentives.
Mutb 5. Vs effoundation.org or

winning, twice-weekly community
newspaper, dews se king epuoa cleto
Camden County is a dynamic coastal
community that is home to Cumber-
land Island National Seashore and
Kings Bay Naval Submarine *Base-
Position covers a wide variety of beats,
including city government, state gov-
ernment, education, police and courts-
A degree in journalism or related field
Is .required. Photography skills also
would be an asset. Send resume and
writing samples to Editor 311I Helton,
Tribune & Georgian, P.O. Box 6960, St.
Marss' GA 31558, or e-mail to
editorletds.net.. No phone calls,
pleaggllj[),,i1;yg rrea (~ .1 iT. r
Earn $$ HelpngTin MDsl Prote s
medical claims from horne. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical blling scams-
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.

Skills & exp in fine auto detailing, lawn
care and basic home maintenance.
Must have. good attitude, references
and transportation. Part-time. $6/hr.
Call 904-548-0979, appt. .
TIOSt ax resm to s904)q2u 47 rug
25 Creksd Drbre
Part-Time Position
Eprec frlf prton n oda ,

cleaning restroom facilities, and
Ieea mantenne Ixelent cst-
semer evc akll reqe e cu
No telephone calls please.
practice in Fernandina. Must have
' experience and must work half a day
on Saturday. Fax resume to (912)
729-8133 or email
needs seasonal/temporaly workers .
An lia Is0al IF1L;4 hs/wk 5ays
wk, various shifts, including weekends;
Must complete ~an employment
applications and pass, a pre-
employment drug test. Employer will
assist employee in finding housing.
These job orders are lin connection with
future applications for H-2 B workers.
Indicate !OB ORDER # for position:
20 Housekeepers JOB ORDER # FL -
9458967; Shifts: 7am-3:00 pm,-8am-
4pm, 8:30am-4:30pm, or 3pm-11pm
$10.00/hr, OT $15.00/hr. To. maintain
ho~el and villas in a clean and orderly
manner, clean guest accommodations
to quality standards, clean halls and
public area spaces, remove, sort, fold,
nary relc i s, am e lebs

mpng ,sva u ming,n laenindusatm
rooms and disposing of waste. Input
eccrate rom cst us in the phone
equipment neat, follow established
chemical and safety guidelines. Provide
Information regaining hotel services to
guests promptly and courteously.
Follow lost and found procedures.
Report maintenance problems immedl-
ately. Perform other cleaning duties as
assigned. Must read, write and speak
English. Requires no other specific
amount of education, training or
8 Waitpersons 30B O)RDER. # FL-
9458987; Shifts, 6am-2pm, 7am-3pm,
10am-6pm, or 3pm-11pml $7.50/hr,
OT $11.25/hr. Must tpke Florida Food
Handler's certification,class. To serve/
deliver food and beverage products to
resort guests. Duties Include assisting
with opening and closing of restaurant/
food and beverage areas/rooms: set
up, clean up/ tear down of work



.3321, S. Fletcher Ave.

Fernanadina DeaCh, PL 32 4

S#1 Listing Office
in Nt'SSOU COUnt

-in ~2009 --

? 1




YRO*Ro0filly IS Oilt Specialty"
Nassau county'stargest
Roofing & Siding Contractor
Serving Satisfied
Homebuilders & Homeowners
Since 1993
Re-Roofing New Roofing
Vinyl Siding Soffit & Fascia


- oso~


State Reg. Building Contractor
40 Ye rs Expe lence
State Licensed RB0055959
.NEW ji0MES r

2-Car Garages

'1 6495"0,
2x Yo Ias nly I L I t

Steven Ilair Maintenance, In...
"Thre krll ocal y" since 1984

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r suprlwn '.nipr lr n str: mr

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PIGBSB Call (S At 9
753-3067 --


Licensed* Bonded*Insured
Member AIFB Chamber

904-491- lE E ell: 904842-8430
E-mail: justforyouserv~,aolcom

Color and Stamped Patios,
Driveways, Sidewalks. Slabs
Ncra doing Regular Concre/8
ba~d Slamped Coanrete

WeDo k nght re Prsl Tme

Spe 17ial dg in irle oa di ding
Tile Work* Hanlwooll Eloors
O""or rid msc octusto Dc s
321-0540* 557-8257

wOODwoRImli IIK.


scoTT AtlDOLPH 904-557-3100

Residential, Comnmercial, Associations
Full service Lawn Maintenance
Flowerbeds, Mulch, Cleanups
Irrigation Repairs & Installs
Call today 1000tif free eStimate
(904) 753-1 537
f loridagar enarin .com

Ou a lPi Icer a

U1..rised hnr~dd r ured

"CaUl the Professionals"
(904) 753-1689




Marc Lawnlg Owner/Operator


Houses Trailers Patios
Driveways etc.
WoodDec/rs C/aned & Rsa
261 -4353

Locally Owned de Operated
"A company built oe bale at a time throg
Fasdwr an d ce-rir ona blye s

sales consultants salEs con1Sultant 1

464054 SR 200 Yulee '

(904) 261-6821

PPrat's PalatingI at
Pressure Wassing
Custom Palntng
Pressure Washing
Decks /Docks Resealed

MikeL Prt: () 9 45 d4334
(h) 904-261-7241

Advertise In
The Newvs-Leaier
Service Directory
call <261-3696 and find
out how to put your
advertising dollars
to work for yout

The Lock Doctor

904-321-100K (5625)

Car, House, Office
24/7Service $30.00
Keys Made, Auto, Home, office

stations, side work preparation, taking
orders, serving and presenting guest
checks. Provide information regarding
menu choices and hotel services to
guests promptly and courteously. Must
reader write and speak English.
Requires no specific amount .of
education, trairfing or experience.
3 Shuttle Drivers 30B ORDER # FL -
9459021; Shifts: 5:15am-1:15pm,
8am-4pm, or 4pm-12am; $8.50/hr,
OTmt1d2.7/ Todtransopnosrtop ssner s
ad baack .M t seat last 21 yer d
Die lcen8 anddinaintabin n go

rpr antntanc1 I a ne s Imd -
ately. Must mead, write and speak
English. Requires no specific amount
of education, training or experience.
8 Conference Set Uli Stewards JOB
ORDER # FL 9459003;. Shifts: 6am-
2pm, 12pm-8pm, or 3pm-11pm-
$9.00/hr, OT $13.50/hr. Must take

.Florida food handler's certification
class. Pulls all equipment necessary
for execution of a catered function and
delivers to site. Picks up all equipment
for catered event and returns it for
cleaning and storage. Washes all
china, glass and sliver used by
Conference. Operations Departments.
Maintains general cleanliness of all
kitchen ameas. ~Washes all
pots/equipment used by Conference
Operations culinary depart-ment.
De iers anddplbksupmain carsco /gas

mar eme t. M st read srig a d
npeakntEn IsheduRe urest ni specific

exeineMail Resume or
SApply in Person to:
3000 First Coast Highway ~
Amei Ilan~dO lorid~a 32034
for the position





105 Public Notice 201Ia~ Help Wanted I



201 Help Wanted
Part Time Teller Position.available at
our Main Office in Fernandina. We are
looking for an energetic, positive
professional with at least 6 months
experience in banking, retail / custom.
er service including cash handling
experience. Teller experience is strong-
.Iy preferred. For more information
ane ao sbrmi yo rumse, please visit

west m t wkw ~cchankE o

DI osilty n the wrkp acre. M F/DP/oVrng
BUSY MEDIA O FICE isloino ff
buling ofBptist Nassau. Must be a
team plyeraand odrganizd FT MonAFr
ply olI~ne apt www.b rland-groover.com
YARD MAN/DRIVER Flexible hours,
great working environment. Outdoor
physical work, customer service skills &
Class B I~cense required. Fax resume to
261-7437 or apply in person at 474415
DriState Road 200.ds
quave d verM T rNSPORT neTR
positions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
:competitive pay, & late-model equip't.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 yrs exp. ANF
OVER 187 m Between hig scoo &

necessary. 2 wks paid training.
Lodging, transp provided. (877)646-
54,50. ANF
. OSPREY VILLAGE is currently
sekin asa F/ C useke~eper,Co"
Apply at

.204 Work Wanted '
Cell #(912)548-4718

Professional window cleaning
Residential and commercial. Free
estimates (904)238-3102.

MdASTER LE s CANrk 4 ara t p
Smaladjob w elmd )4 % od count

Call Mavis (904)583-2974.
roofing, rotted wood, electrical, cedling
fans, decks, tile, chimney repairs,
gutter cleaning and pressure washing.
Call Marc (904)583-4900. Lic. & Ins.
PROVIDER available for full time or
part-time assignments. Strong back-
arubd caring foray Izhe mer &stph 10 a
References available. Possible I~ve in.

with over 30yrs exp., CPR & First Aide
crit .d, looking fo Op nte~d~ut care

206 Child Care
obenings for your child. CPR/First Ald.
Qualified learning environment,
Br e a ka s l n h od af en o IP na

601 Garage Sales
Antiques, video games, old oak
dressers, pictures, art, nautical, etc.
Frl. 2/12 & Sat. 2/13, 8am-1pm. 505
South 9th St.
ESTATE SALE Arbors of Amelia
Su divion 254 C pric Lael Ohu

cD, at Feb th b e 13ho rs ha e
zce p, wr ai rathe twn bed, fo
4nrac cairs dresserZnith TV, vth age.
truhk. chbeswth of drawrs, Vlinage
stmariet, vintage lamp table & smll ro
sertable, teg cat aned goatwi car, 2 l

smaller deslai Danish Modem desk &
Other teak office pieces, vintage
Eskimo .Ice Box, area rug, Waterford
Decanter and others, 68 pieces Orielda
Heirloom Sterling Silver Rose flatware,
3a peemsS altd& Bro.este ling fltnare(
Silver Plate, VIntage 14 pc silver plate
Germanp Fish Set, collection of
demitasse sets, cake stands, Fiesta
pcs, collection of tribal masks,
collection of approx 100 small bottles

ic uig hn botepscrs 0

accent pillows, n"esting tables, cuckoo
clock, Hmc Bros signed. decoy,
artwork, marble fern stand, leather top
stool, foot lockers, cast Iron skillets,
iktr dc st, tap s Bar m ,apsR Y
Doulton figurines, small Umoges pcs,

ptei fm eCdt pca&6 C nr
Singer Sewing Machine, pocket knives,
Daisy Power Line 990 air gun, patio
furniture, rope hammock, baskets,
books, file cabinets, computer

80 Model III computer & accessories,
music reel to reel tapes, records, The
Big Head Golf Clubs, clothing, kitchen
Items, mise office supplies, tools, push
Fawn mow r, andhlotssof isellanouts.
being done by Mary Ann Piblblad Dba
Finders Keepers.

601 Garage Sales
Fern., 208 deech St. Rain/shine. Furn.,
glassware, tables, chairs, other
business furn., toys. Questions or want
to join Sat., 7am-2pm, (904)583-6527.

cAT.2/1J 8AM Fub3 ture, a ks

g Sirsnew s tn slppers, toys & clothes.

YARDS SSALE d- Sat 1th Ba -2pm.
YARD SALE Sat. 2/13 only, from
8am-12pm. Furniture, toys, baby &
toddler clothes, truck topper for small
truck, set of Pfalzgraff dishes (Nature
Wood), & more. 96608 Cayman Cir.,
Nassau Lakes subdivision.
ols hrdm m{ls mecai toos sp
table, twin bed, & lots more. 96438
Otter Run Dr., FB. (904)556-6429
MOVING SALE Variety of things,
women's & kids clothing, household
items, furniture, etc. Must sell alIIII
F IA-TRDAY k9am-d noon. 105

GARAGE SALE - Baby items
furniture, clothing, electronics.~ Sat.
2/13, 8am-12pm. 23821 Flori Parke
freezer, bookcase, desk, hockey table,
1 p um Item friue rols a. 2/13,
MOVING SALE 96206 Abaco Island
Dr., off Nassauville Rd. Furniture, TV's,
DVD recordei/players, movies, stereo
equipment. Too many Items to I~st. Fri.
& Sat., 8am-2pm.
YARD SALE 1912 Atlantic Ave.
8am-12pm. Rain cancels. Too many
items to mention.

602 Articles for Sale
Contact Donna (904)234-9511

$800/day? 25 local machines & candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033.
Call us: We will not be undersoldl ANF
Reasonably priced. Call (904)556-

301 Schools &
high paying Aviation Maint. Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing avail. Aviation
Institute of Maint. (888)349-5387.

306 Lessons/Classes
musician available for classes. Positive
environment. Reasonable rates. John
Kamin ki (904)415-6555.

503 Pets/Supplies
tabbies, 2 years old. Three kittens, 8
me tereod.Call (904)s2h2 332s1.ayd&

amabas ba

The New to You Resale Store.is an
excellent place to recycle your household
goods., For info, call: 904.321.2334


Starting at

Large Closets W/ o ncin
Private Patios
*C~ 'Sparkling Pool
~ ~i~st* Tennis Courts
~P ~P~9*Exercise Room
~ae~p* Close to shopping
*20 minutes to Jacksonville
or Fernandina.

City Apartmerity with Country Charm!

Eastwoo cfiaks "'lSo...,,.g. 5.34 ria
Apartments Sat /Sun. by Appt.

~i~o 610 Air Conditioners
/ Heating
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice ma-
chines, used all sizes w/warr. Repairs
to central & window AC's, refrigerators
& freezers. Kish's (904)225-9717.
DoUC C EANIONGcon Imvng the ail.
evaporator coll, sanitize duct, .~dryer
vent. 904-415-3106, 904-334-6056

611 Home Furnishings

gr tM SLLEn.BE ROOMph5U m
prsns chlair New wicker chaise. Call

GREAT BUYI Attractive 92" sofa.
Very comfortable. Good condition.
$225/OBO.g Call (904)491-0638.




A~dopt A Companeion` Tody .


Features include
2 bedmroom garden units 2 bedroom townhouse sty~le
3 bedroom garden units Marsh views
Swimlming pool Dishwasher Laundry facilities
WVasher/dr er connections' Washer/dryer units available"
rater, garbage & pest control included in rent
Prices starting at $675." per month'
'Some features not available in all units

4.x10 .us.. a1CC '~~ ld~oC- wrk
Lr-m than 2 miles fromn the beach and you can wualk to the shop~i
b I .l...., ...ne .e ll-n can s\~ j to,.\ llni s centcl'

(!a ll ty! (904) 261-0791.
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it ad the newrs, e-mall the staff, check the

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WNithout Pain
13RX CAR COUNTY After using T'hera-G~esic* paini remle oni
his sore legs, Tobm W, was comfortable romping: through town
while laughing, aibording to witnessrs When
asked about the laughingi he replied, "T~he price:
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Advertise in ~over 100 papers

One 'Call One; Order I One Payment

www. national-classifieds .com


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1. e ncuddrl. in /Ae

GA 26 -369 ~;wlrc~ml

Enjoy the ocean breeze while sitting on the back deck of this
oceanfront log home. This log home has been recently
remodeled withl new bathrooms, decks and more. With R-3
zoning, this property is ideal for residential needs or as an
income-balsed property. Call for more details! $875,000

-:ernn ln ea, I32034 Boe

(904) 261-2770


608 S. 8th Street
Ferandina Beach, FI 32034

INTERESTED IN one of the best
Insulatng a. roofin materials avail-
able? Check out SPRAYFOAMI Come to
the Industry conference In Orlarido
2/16-17. www.sprayfoam.org. ANF

616 Storage/W rhue
Pre-Engineered Steel Building Sale
o s /38~sf. 30y amn Crc

Fct~or 20e inA Fileld service avail

04Recreation Vhc
'07 RV Park Model Traller 12'x35'
w/8x12 factory built screened porch on
fmont. Built on same frame. Furnished.
$23,500. (386)752-2279 or (386)755-
2446. ANF

sale: Easy financing, loir down pmt.
Partially furnished, many upgrades.
Cailltoday (904)589-9585.
3/2 NEW MOBILE HOME On 1 acre.
Owner assisted financing. Partially
fupr shd Mov i1 ready. Call to make
2, 3 & 4 BR -Land/home pkg. Low
down payment. Owner assisted
financing. Call today (904)589-9585.

INdE2TR 0 sDUCTIo s1L -
'Must sell. (904)589-9585
4/2 ON 1 ACRE Built in 2003. New
carpet and appliances. Low down,
$750/mo. Call(904)589-9585

.84Amelia IslandHo e
HOMES LEFT: 1019 5. 10th St. -
3BR/1.5BA, $0 dn/pymts as low as
$600/mo. 1st yr. 96001 Zion Ct. -
4BR/2BA, $0 dn/pymts as low as $750/
mo. 1st yr. Call -Glenn McCarthy at
(04 2 6-2267 or viit Iwwo 1thme

Owner. Renovated & furnished 2-story
thu 2ila BR. r2 3,000 se Op~rice.

805 Beachtes :
Visit www.OceanfrontAmella.com for a
cm plete lIIt aor c 14 6ob Gdon at

Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.

Phil Griffin


1 -8'66-7142-1'373

Put USto work


863 Office

Office Space includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmlne Office Center. Call Mack
or lease. Prestigious Gateway to Amelia
location. (904)556-6234
40N Cntr St 10 0-9 dSF
5)1 Cen re St (Maxwell Bldg)
Atlintic Ave @I 14th St 500-21005F
117 S. 9th St 1200SF
Galphin R/E Svc (904)277-6597
BUSINESS SUITES in Professional
Office Park located between Harris
Teeter and AIP along A1A. Several
offices to choose from. GREAT
PRICES! Call Chaplin Williams Rentals

864 Commercial/Retail
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
loctio L sn O'Neaal. 1E25s
(904) 6-46.
ft. 463179 A1A, Yulee. Permits
available for alcoholic beverages. (904)

901 Automobiles
FSBO Classic 2dr EIDorado \91 Cadi
$950. '92 Expl $1900. '92 & '95 Dodg
eU 1 500 Al8work vam 26100 01

2003 CORVETTE Anniversary Edi-
tton, 34K mi., silver w/gray int., exc.
cond. $24,000. 2006 LZNCOLN NAV-
IGATOR 40K mi., silver w/gray int.,
good cond. k22,000. (904)491-9967'

852 Mobile Homes
small, very quiet trailer park. Water,
garbage, sewer & lawn service provid-
ed. $550/mo. + $500 dep. 261-6486
MOBILE HOME 3BR. South of Sadler
Rd., 1448 E. Oak St. $700/mo. Call
acre lots. Ready to move in. Service
a m0 de os t. (S I 73- 15$50m-
3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE on large lot
onUS H~w58135200 0/mo. + $650 dep.

854 Rooms

$425/mo. + 1/2 utilities. 1st & last
monhr s ire at on e oi7n4 euaen ae.

855 Apartments

631 TARPON AVE. Femandina
Shores. 2/2, furnished, pool, tennis
courts, clubhouse, steps to the beach,
$895. Nick Deones Realty, Inc.
pr\ate$ 85/ o., 9u~t itie si luded +
.25 dpst a (0)2-49

856 Apartments

856 Apartments

2BR/1BA & 1BR/1BA across from
beach. $500 dep. $725/mo. & $700/
mo. Utilities included. Available
immediately. 949 S. Fletcher Ave. 277-
2BR/1BA -unfumnished beachside
upstairs duplex Unit for rent at 832 N
Flete r--less tl n 200 geetoi th
room opens on to covered oceanview
decM Unit ha 25/o wta net/i 8
lease + $700 deposit---$300 off 2nd
months rent---AII ultliliies included
ex eptrtel ihne lS 7mice animals oaf
ri @tleemmon ~comcas ~e. -

357 Condos-Furnish

'rmas olen'n utiitues'Incslued.e 860
wk. or $1100/mo. (904)310-6499

luB eBA- Ameiae .oos.o Bat fll
to beich access. $840/mo. Call for
details (770)789-2965.
2BR/2BA,- located at Phoenix Walk
Beach, pool, golf, front & back
courtyard, washer/dryer. $850/mo. +
$500 dep. (904)277-0040

location directly on lake. Fireplace,
high ceilings. Perfect condition. Pool &
fitness center. $950. (904)556-9581
wa 2mBed LuxuryuCn does noja ed
pool, tennis court, 24/7 fit ctr,

(904)415-6969: Starting at $799/mol

859 Homes-Furnished

3BR/2.5BA Screened porch. F'uliy
furnished. Available 3/1. WJiI take less
than 1 year lease. $1350/mo. Includes
al uil,4'gy except ~electric. Call (757)
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE in Lofton Pointe.
Ful f~umise 030BR/2BAa nuts m4m

860 Homes-Unfurnished

3BR/2.5BA 2 car age Corian
kitchen balcon with pek f beach.
$1250/mo. 2593 First Ave. (904)491_

ON-ISLAND I am looking for a 3/2,
or better, house, condo or apt. to rent
starting June 2010 or so, 12 month
minimum, option on second 12 month
cla ne dhsb 6 od,dpsoolmus clbseestoe
a' plus, fenced yard or community
playground a plus. One adult, 2 kids.
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3BR/1BA HOME Best value on
Island. 1500 sq. ft., fenced yard,
storage. $825/mo Castal Wave
Properties. (904) 5-18
3BR/2BA Formal I~ving & dining
room, great room, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. Great location in
Beachway. $1275/mo. Darlington
Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030
Mary St., 3/2 house, $1600/mo. 837
Mary St., 2/1 downstairs duplex. Sat. &
(30)281-3100alorpm305)C2 9- 33.ap.
NORTH HAMPTON 4/3, 2200 sq. ft.,

1800 sq. ft., $1150/mo. Call tackle
Living room, dining room, den, kitchen,
2-car garage. In Otter Run, 5 mins to
0 7andna401each, 30 mins to 3ax.

861 Vacation Rental

Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
oFoFkC eSPC FR RNsT & De k
extras. $500/rno. 753-4077 -
OFFICE SPACE for rent. Ofic wthn
an office. Desk, chair, bookcase,
utilittles included, & some extras. 753-

*4BR/3BA Home in Flora Park
$1200/ma.+ util.Avail. 3/1/10
*Amelia Lakes IBR/IBA condo. Lake
view with bamboo .and tile floors
$775/ma. until .
*730 S 14th.- 3BR/IB8A home wifenced
backyard, $800Ima.+ until.
* 19 S. 14th St., 2/1. $800/mo. + util.,
security deposit $1,000. .
* 3423 S Fletcher 2BR/3 BA Furnished
upstairs apt., cable and internet incl-
51100 mo. + util
*3BR/2BA Home on Amella Island with
b""J'"'.:\:, viw f gnsdCe k
* 19 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $875/mo/+
util. Security deposit of $1,000.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck -Oceanview$950/mo. +

*3BR/2BAkone Fith Aepa ln c n

view $1.150/mo + util.
*2820 B FirscAve, 2B8ll.5 BA $875/mo.

22 o. mlthe2oBR/lBA Garage

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c 2kIBRo hon ,9550. uAl gator

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*2000 sf +/- in busy Five Points Plaza at
AIA and Sadler Rd. Great retail
.frontage with heavy foot traffic and
vehicles exposure. 53,800/mo incl. rent,
CAM~and taxes
*850785 US 17Yulee- 150x300 lot with
a 1458 sq. ft. building & large paved
parking lot. 52,500/mo + tax until .
*1200 s.f. at Five Points Plaza, 816 Sadler
Rd. Between Stein Mart and At Home
Amelia. ('ireat frontage. Long term
lease.$52400/mo includes CAM + tax.
* pproc 85e tr. y OFas enalgood

exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space SI350/mo + tax
*Approx I,800~ s.f. 183~9 S. 8th St
Adjacent to Huddle House $2,250/mo
lease~ + tax, also considering sale.
*DEER WALK I,250 s.f. retailloffice
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 Imo includes CAM, tax, water,.
Fe wer g eeal~e isristn months rent
* men aPark4 ffictSuites 900 sJ.+/-

includes all other fees/costs except
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*560 s t, I'j Sr4th St.,excellent locaoon
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OBO6 Call Beverly Godwin (904)751-
LARGE 1.02 ACRE LOT -within
Blackrock Hammock, a gated comm. of
just 45 homes. Bring your own builder
-no time restrictions. $86,500. (904)

811 Commercial/Retal

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2227 Sadler Road
Amelia Coastal Realty

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YULEE 4BR/2BA, 1854sf. $1,100/
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.unfumished home. $1600/mo. Call
.AMELIA RENTALS (904)26) 9129.
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Large workshop. Fenced yard. Pets
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8658 Condos-Unfurnished

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LUXURY CONDO 2BR/2BA, garage,.
large rear screened porch, pool, gated
community, ground level. The Villas at
Summer Beach. (Jnfumnished. $1250/
mo +util. 277-3206
mo. Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-
tennis, 2 blocks to beach, W/D, lower
unit. Service animals only. $800/mo,
Available now. Call (847)867-36.
3BR/2BA, corner ground floor. Small
complex, gated, central island locatiory
Ph. (904)556-6853, 583-0055.

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es ane lwn comn -h4B spteu tiifuan mreplac w ith omedipul 59e 968 Chad Strect 3BR/2?BA Townhame close to schools, shopping. Bright
openflorplawithloftatea. Paultedgreattomn,separatedining. $975
* ar1 tig rige~reColrt -et3tBR/2.BAtuTnwoqtor hme o u-deaa n~y c 0 tirlae lne B/B Ctatn~y locatd arwnhlaus nm al d-aer

in av as rom. $1ne washetarymx, and enclosed sunroom. $1150
* ISH1 Village Court (Ocean Village)- 2BR/2BA11 with bonus living room. 2840 A South Fletcher- 2BR/1Bhkbcian froat downstairs duplex.
Gated community with 24 hour security, tennis courts, and two community Beauctiul views, ey access to the beach. $1250
pos cemamic ti e and wooddcom throughoutt with carpeted bedrooms. 95026nBmrl eP e Unit 4A (Harriaon Cove)- 2BeR/BA D wntairs
Snace, pool service, quarterly pest control and trash pick up. $2,200 shutters granite cunmterops, stainless appliances, ceiling fns, and water
softener. Ceramic tile in living areas with airpeted bedrooms. Screned
*1268 Quttlecld Iluc 4BR/3BA Riverfont home with private dock ad bot back porch. Community tennis coutts, short walk to the beach. $1395
lift. Two master suites, cedar chset in master, separate tub and tie shower in *238SdrRo #AAmlaLnng)2B/AFlyfunhd
bathroms. Breplpac in great tom, mahogany hardwood toors throughout with condo close to beaches. Screened balcony. Commnunity pool and tennis courts.
v "sws bathsri mme Pisarooor 6tandpo. m$43m5lih an spctcuar 46 Springtide lane 3BR/4BA. This is beautiful town hame located in
829 Mary St 3BR/3BA includingmother-inylaw suite on first toor. Walk to a gated comnity qtf A1A off of the Interconstal atenrway. Rent includes,
the beach from this 3-story home on large corner lot. Approx. 2,300 sqpft. grae n ansrie$,7
living spans and over 1340 sq.ft. of exterior decks on 3 sides of the house with t7o a arpen Avenue 3R/2.58A Datlexlwath an ocean vieBR dShort walk
ounk tar awthake Empiac arinemn Fencedinbackyard. $1095~

* 1542 Lisa Avenue 2BR/2BA Fully furnished home on the North end of 13n gaed wmnz mooodm1 bri BeptceL Bn liigrowli cl suet
Amelia Island. Stainless steel appliances Open floor plan, ceilinlg fans, tile screened balcony overlooking pond $925
floota. Two car egarae. $450 2700 Mizell 401B 3BR/2B in Amelfa Woods. Rdly ir~nishecd unit overr
* Z805 S. Fletcher Avenue- 3BR/2BA Remodeled beachl house across the looking community pool ad ltenns mourt. 3 monthlicase nlinuilm. $1095
strcet from thre ocean. Beautiful views and easy beach access. $1050 2811 Atlantic Ave Unit 201 (F~ernadina Cay) 3BR/3RA Benutiful, flly
64 GovePar Crcl BR/BA om wih frepacean prvat pol. furnished dih rat ceabon evsoa Private elev to r Iltrance into tiled foyet.
Pool mnaintenauma included. $1450 recessed lightfug 4puble oven in large kitchen and plenty of storage. Walk

$275,000 MLS#49508 $469,000 Slarboard Landing- MLS# 43385 $145,000 Cartesian Pointe MLS)50160
2500 S.F. across from the Balls River 4BR/38A 2578st In Seaside Subdivision 1,928 sq.ft. This Is nola short sale.
Carlm drj lour9 apnuiky I ~ apin-2769 Brad Goble 261-6166
Lanceford Lol* $122,000 Packtage $321,000 #45603 Brad Goble 261-6166
Barrington Lot $122,000 Packtage $321,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
Beech Streel* Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
1735 Clinch Dr. 3.2 acres $599,000 #40568 *Nip Galphin 277-6507
S. Fielcher Lol 50 X 100 $425,000 Brad Goble 261-6166
3280 S. Fielcher 95x400, R-3, MLS#40357, $450,000 Nip Galphin 277-6597

2BRta2BA $12 moAmela Ilnsd OC Nr BIERW1BUPI.EX e- 2 513 S
Call AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129. mo. Call (912)663-1111

2Btcer 5 e ITenOmeMO & V. (904) BBRC ForesONRidge VillaBe LkeFROM
583-2456 Pqol/tennis court. $850/mo. (678)429-

2BR/1BA DUPLEX 2 biks to beach.
Fresh paint. New carpet. Kitchen 80
bath updated. W/D hookup. $800/moi
(305)281-1011 or 305)219-1433 .

3BIR 2sB APTy 10 0t th Is.M Sealc (s 0lor )aemt 1W .5.$775. Avail
RENTALS (904)261-9129,

2BR/2BA New floor, new paint, new
appliances. Laundry room, DW, disp.
Service arilmals only. $800/mo.
Available Immediately (904)261-6389
Affordable Living for eligible low-
income persons/families. 1 & 2
bedrooms. Rent based on Income.
Apply at Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona
Dr., Fer'i~andina Beach; (904)277-7817.
Handicap Accessible apts available.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
floors in living/bedroom area. Lg kitch-
en. 619 S. Fletcher. $750/mo. + $750
dep. AIllutilities incl. (904)261-7658

On Island Unfurnished 2&3BR
SWMH in park starting $165 wk/$660
mo. + dep. Furnished w/utilities
starting $200/wk. plus dep. 261-5034

6523 Spyglass 23(10 sf. 3Bl3.5BAn located in AP.
Formal dining room and gourmet kitchen with granite
counter tops and stainless appliances. Bedroortis have
poollocean view. .Wrap around porch plus 7/11 Pets
allowed. On Island. $3,500/mo

5209 Vilage Way 1789 sf .3BR/2BA in Ocean Village.
Furnished or unfurnished. Community pool with beach
access. Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,90/Umo

85369 Sagaponack 48R/3BA located ill North
Hfampton. Overlooking pond and 13th green. Tile
throughout main area. ~arge screened porch. 3 car
garage. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1.,850!mo

96004. Hidden Marsh 2670 sf. 4BR/38AI on cul-dle-sac.
Office space and formal dining. Fenced backyard.
Upgraded kitchen. Pers allowed. Off Island. $1,650/mo

4705 Rigging 2750 sf. 38R/28A home located in
Summer .Beach. Formal living and dining. Patio for
entertaining. WK!D plus lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island.

2119 Beachwood 1700 sf 2BR/L2BA condo located in
AIP overlooking pool. Short distance to the beach.
Furnished with all utilities; Pets allowed. O0n Island.

95392 Sonoma 26141 sf 4BR/2.58A two story home
with fenced backyard screened porch. Large kitchen
overlooking family room. Off' Island. Pets allowed.

95476 Rainbow Acres 1376 sf. 2BR/IBA on 2 acres.
Totally renovated. Out building perfect for storage or and
work: Pets allowed. Off island. $1,500/mo

1552 Ruskin 2302 sf. 3BR/3.58A granite counter tops
and Italian tile floors in main living and kitchen. Master
down, upstairs has loft. Water softener with clean stream
filtration. W/D. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,475/mo

Amelia Surf & Racquet 1000 st 18R/1BA condo with
ocean and pool view. Completely furnished with all
utilities. No pets. On Island. $ I.,400/mo

96204 Coral Reef 19150 sE 3 BRi2.5B located in Heron
Isles. Fenced backyard. Master has jetted tub. Covered
lanai. Water softner. W/Sil) Pets allowed, Off Island.

95024 Barclay Place 2200 sf 3BR/3.5BA town home
located in H~arrison Cove. Tile floors in main living area.
Master suite down. Screened lanai. No pets allowed. On
Island. $1,J00/mo -

1893 White Sands 2400 ,sf 3BR/2.5BA town home
located in Cape Sound. Gated community with pool,
work out facility. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,250!mlo

96696 Commodore 1900 st 348R/2BA located in
Heron Isles. 1Master suite down. Bonus room up.
Screened porch with fenced backyard. Two car garage.
Pets allowed. On Island. $1,250/mo .

631 Tarpon 3BR/2.5B1A townhouse located. in
Fernandina Shores. Community pool and tennis. Pets
allowed. On Island $1,200/mo

823 N. Fletcher -,1960 sE 2BR/]BA furnished upstaif5
condo. Ocean view with sun room. Water included. PetS
allowed. On Island. $1,160/mo

Amelia Green Spacious 1700 square foot, tWO
bedrooms, 2.5 bath homes. Featuring 10' ceilings, a
fireplace, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances,
attached garage anid either travertine or carpet flooring
P'ets allowed. On Island. $1,100/mp

1010A Natures Walk 1526 sE 38R9/2.5RB town home.
Walking distance to Middle and H~igh schools. Located
off Citrona. Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island.
$1 100/mO

Amelia Lakes #1622 1345 st 3BR/28A condo on the
2nd floor. New carpet and paint. Gated community with
pool, tennis and w-orkout center. Garagie. Pets allowed,
Off Island. $1,100/mo

1733 Pheasant 1118 sl: 3BR/2BA home with 2 car
garage and partial fenced back yaid. Pets allowed. On
Island. S1.,000/imo .

117 N. 20th 1414 sC. 3BB/1.5BA. Tile throughout.
Upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless
appliances. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,000/mo

Amelia.lakes #1422 1143 sf 2 BR/2 BA second floor
condo in gated community. Vaulted ceiling in family
room with fireplace. Pool, tennis and workout facility.
Pets allowed. Off Island. $950/mo

86030 Palm 1'ree 1700 sf. 3BR/28A\ home on two
acres. Screened porch on front and sun room in back.
Pets allowed. Off Island. $925/mo

2488A First -1 088 sf. 2BR/2BA town home. Short walk to
the beach. Beautifully 'landscaped. Pets allowed. On
Island. $895/mo

5437 Leonard 1332 sf. 2BR/2BA home in American
Beach. Large outdoor area for cookouts and family
gatheringst Pets allowed. Off Island. $850/mo '

823 N. Fletcher 196b0 sf. 2BR/18A dluplex just steps
from the beach on North end of Islandl. Dowhatairs unit.
. Water included. Pets allowedl. On Island., $810/~o

2721 Forest Ridge 1080 st. 2BRI/IB condoa on
ground floor. WiD included. Tennis courts & swimming
pool. Pets allowed. On Island. $795/mO -

* 1320 Martin Luthor King Jr. Street 2BR/28A\ near wnrrter of 14th1 Strubt.
Garnageconverted into an offi and separate stonlge room. Open patio and
srerwd p rch. Thuced inI private backyard. Can be furnished or ulnfur-
* 3200 Fletechr Ave Unit D-1 (O)cean Dunes) 2BR/28A Nicely ftwnishedl
ground floor unit. Ocean front patio with beautiful ocean views, steps from
thle beach. Located across fmm theu Surf Restaurant. Conununit pool.
* 4743 St. Marc Court (The Colony)- 28R/2BA Tbwnhlomed o South End of
All IslaCl Fimpc 11 alivng emoom, thatg 2 ta to ag T vt s/
Spring and beach access $825

* 85678 Bostick Wood Drive (North Hampton) 4BR/3BA BeautifulhIame
with many upgrades. Formal dining oom, eat-in kdtchesn, and fireplece il fam-
ily room. Community pool, clubhouse, and playground. $1850
* 75069 Edwards Road, Yulco 48R/2BA Only 5 minutes from I 95, hids
tiver front home has a private dock and fully fenced yard. Public boat loaunch
nearby. Ceramic tile throughout withl carpeted large master bedmnisi. One
car garageplus carport for 2vehies. $1S595
.968088 Starlight Lane (Heron Isles), Yulde 3BR/2.5RA Two story home
in newrcommunity oeChester Road. Neutral colors throughout. $1225

$500,000 Sandpiper Loop MLS149621
49 49,' 2,699 a .owhm

5340,000 Resenre Court MLSd48982
48 RBA I eerve at l off l

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$177,000 Timber Creek PLantallon MLS150131
2,307 sq.lt. Brick/Stucco, SS Appliances,
Brad Goble 261-6166

$495,000 Fernandina Cay MLSI 43544
3BR/3BA Great Ocean View
Nip Galphin 277-6597

$905,000 1000 S. Fletcher-MLS#45255
Greal Rental Histoly, Sils on (2) 50' buildable lots
Brad Goble 904-261-6166

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. Friday, February 26, 6:30 pm
Dinner & The Maltese Falcon movie
~- Saturday, February 27, 11:30 am
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Thursday, March.25, 6:00 pm
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FRIDAY. February 12. 2010 LEISURE News-Leader

Haiti worker to speak on earthquake experiences
At its Wednesdlay, Feb. 24 Anglican, Episcopal and -s l the Haitian people long after
meeting the Rotary Club 9f Pr~esbyterian churches as t I ~ ~ ~ ~ P he wounds of the eartlhquab
F~ernandina Beach will wel- well as nonprofit or~ganiza- i 11 9 have healed," said Barrly.
come special guest speaker, tions, foundations and others sl I I I e i During her presentation r
Claire Barrly, who was in have developed a unique part- sB ae the Rotar~y Club of
Haiti during the devastating nership with the people of 12 F d -3Iernandina Beach, Barr~y wi
earthqluake on Jan. 12. The Gonave. This partnership~has not only share her experience:
lunch meeting will be open to successfully trained commu- of the earthquake, but pro-
the general public, with part' nity health workers, built a vide information on the histo
of the proceeds to benefit medical clinic, created a chil- r y and culture of Haiti, snap-
ear~thquake relief efforts in dren's nutrition program, C~qI ~arshots from her years of
Haiti. developed a goat husbandr~y ~d ~working on Is Gonave and
Barry's first experience program for farmers, funded BB how ongoing partnerships
with Haiti was as a high micro-credit loans, imple 6s~ e IsB with the people of Haiti can
school student on7 spring mented a clean water min- .-Iirlead to a future of hope.
break in 1962. While she was istry and supported 10 local ,gifr- 1E C The Rotary Club of
entranced by the beauty of schools. F~C~s ~ LIernandina Beach invites
the island, images of the Barry has also served as ; the public to attend this very
pover-ty and squalor endured chairman of the Haiti Project f~le~J8ha-p`tW l~~-special presentation.
by the Haitian people left an for the Presbytery of Greate~r b id 3l iig1Erh Reservations are required.
imprint that would change Atlanta and as U.S. A snapshot of Haiti by Claire Barry, who works in Haiti The cost is $20 per person,
the course of her life. In 1995, Coordinator for the La and was there when the earthquake struck Jan. 12. She with $5 going to Haitisin relief
she returned to Haiti with Gonave Haiti Partnership. will speak to the R~otary Qlub of Fernandina Beach at a efforts. Lunch will be proved
Others from several church Currently, she is working to special Haiti fundraising lunch on Feb1. 24. ed. The meeting will be held
groups whose goal was to build a stronger network of on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the
improve the quality of life for organizations and agencies Days Inn, 2707 Sadler Road,
the people of La Gonave, among those already active relief coordination effor~ts. ship we have forged with the beginning at 12:30 p.m. ,
Haiti. on 12 Gonave, with the goal. "The most important people t~here. Those bonds Please RSVP to Rotary Club
Working toward that goal, of facilitating better lines of aspect of my work in Haiti are everlasting and have led Pr~esident: Kim Harding at
Barry and ~a group of communication and stronger. has been the bonds of fr~iend- to partnerships that will help 321-7002.





falls' he witnessed whild
growing up:~Bragg's narra-
tive is smooth, funny and
Bragg is also the author
of IAm a Soldier, Too, The
Jessica Lynch Story, about
America's most famous -
POW, and Somebody Told
Me, a book of stories about
the common man -
who survived
swamps, tornados,
racism and bombs.
His prose is unem-
bellished, incisive
r ten car and compellingly
hoodln beautiful. .
The Amelia
Jli- Island Book -
Festival is proud to
present Bragg as
one of its headlin-
ers for the festival being
,held today and Saturday in .
Cooperation with Florida
State College at Jacksonville,
Betty P. Cook Nassau Center
in Yulee and St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., Fernandiria
Bragg will be part of an '
all-day writer's workshop ,
today at the Nassau Center
beginning at 8 a.m. The cost
is $90. :..
In addition, a free
Readers' Day on Saturday
with Bragg, Sonny Brewer,
Jeff Shaara, Cassandra King,
Janis Owens and many other
authors will be offered at the
St. Peter's campus. All
authors will be available to
sign books throughout the
two-day event.
Tickets for all paid events
may be~ purchased at Books
Plus, 107 Centre St., or the
Amelia Island Tourist
Development Council at
www.aineliaisland.com, who
is also sponsoring the 2010.
Visit www.ameliaisland-
bookfestival.com for a
schedule of events, or con-
tact Executive Director
Dickie Anderson, at

Movie instead of thinking of
my actors, because I might
miss something they have."
Nichols said 'the fast pace
of the play can present a
Challenges, both in dir~ction
and per'forlmance but that's
half the funi.
"It's a little like a thr~ee-
ring circus at times, this play,
because of alrthe phiysicali-
ty," she said. "Thhere's a
Chase scedie with six guys, a
plate of spaghetti gets -
Sthr~own against the wall, beer
cans spr~ay. There's ladle-
waving and pickle-throwing.
It requires all the actors,to
be on their toes. I think the
actor1s like all of the real-life -
Sstuff they get to do on stage
- the eating, the playing of
.car~ds, r~unningr around.
"It's been a ver~y demand-
ing rehearsal schedule," she
addecd. "We started in .
December: It's a long play. A
lot of lines, a lot of actor-s and
a lot of pr~ops and a ve~y
fast pace. And all of that
takes just plain h~ard work.
I'm ver~y fortunate to have a
dedicated and hardwor~king

Nichols said the play has
remained relevant so long
because audiences can relate
to the characters and their ,
''Everybody's had at least
one relationship; whether it
was friendship or a marriage
- where they were just ,
drawn to each other despite
being total opposites," she
Nichols said "The Odd
Couple" was a good whay to
bring the curtain down on
ACT's original theater
"It's a good play to transi-
tion fr-om the old theater to
the new theater," she said.
"It's a happy play. It leaves
yoiu feeling good. It's kind of
like a celebration of the last
30 years of Amelia
Community Theatre and
now we're moving onward
and upward."
ACT's~next production,
Gilbert and Sullivan's "The
~ifates of Penzance," will
open AprIil 8 in the new the-
ator building.
Call 261-6749 for ticket
information and show times,

lies as we can."
'l'eams signed up so fair
include GoYrOGA, the AIMS
Boardi ofTrIiustees, Halftime
Sports B~ar and Gr~ill, T'he
Recsidlence Inn by Marriott,
T'he Ritz~-Car~lton, Amelia
Island, The Crab Tr~ap, Scott
& Sons Fine Jewelry, The
Grecen TIurtle, larie
Agr~icola/Sheild Proper~ties.
The Georgia Chili Dawgs,
Nassau County Sher~iff's
Office, Nassau County Fi-e
Rescue, Amelia Arts
Academy, Moms of
Montessor-i and the two-time
People's Choice winner,
Dilly's Chili.
TIhere will be prizes
awar-ded for first, second and
third place, People's Choice,
Spiciest, Most Uniqlue and
Best Tent D~ecor. T'he fir-st-
place.prize winner will desig-
nate the prize money to the .
charity or non-profit of their
choice. .
TIhe judges, so far,
inc~ludle- anny Zeal, chef de
cuisine of The Cloisters of
Sea Island, T'homas

Tolxdorf,- chef~ de cuisine it
The Ritz-Carltoni, Amelia
Island and last year's first-
place winner', Joseph
Harrold, a Jacksonville chef
who cr-eated and instructs
the culinary program at
SFloida State College at
Jacksonville, Maria Tucker,
Amelia Island Plantation
FoodT and Beverage and
Mayor- Susan Steger.
Dillinghamn said there will
Stwo to three additional
judges as well. .
Teams will be accepted
through Monday. Cost is
$175 and includes table
rentals, kits and serving
ware. Sponsors and volun-
toers also are welcome.
The cost for- the public to
.attend and sample the chili
and enjoy~the events is $10
for adults and $5 for chil-
drlen. Purchase a wr~istband
in advance, get more infor-

m1ation1 or' sponIsor or.e
team b~y contacting Alli
D~illingrham, 415-6122, 1
AIMS business office,

HOT Conrtintuedfrom 1B
crafts, with tokens available
for all of the different activi-
fies. Also joining the event
this year will be the Nassau
Humane Society, which will
stage a small adoption area
to show off their "chili dogs"
in need of forever homes.
This event is primarily to
benefit the Amelia Island
Montessori School and is the
biggest fundr-aiser of the
year for the FI'O, said
Dillingham. "We ar~e really
reaching out to the commu-
nity this year since the econ-
omy is hitting everyone
har~d. We want the groups
involved to take advantage of
the event and get their
names out and distribute any
marketing material or infor-
mation. We really would like
as many no0n-pofit~s/chari-

niter a***
:son The Plantation Artists'
or the IGuild and Gallery will hold its
261- mid-winter Show and
Reception on Feb. 19 from
5:30-8 p.m. at the Gallery in
the Spa and Shops complex at
SAmelia Island Plantation, 94.
Village circle across from
Chicos and next door to the
SMonkey Barrel Shop. This
show will highlight brand
new works of art created by
ar~ea artists. Enjoy wine and
chee me t the ar~tit land

piece of art you have been
4 searching for. The reception
is kiee and open to the public.
SRegular gallery hours are
Wednesday through Satur-
day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 432-
17sofor more information.

ishe / slnAr lso iaton
I! Festival venue on F~eb. 26
1 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 at the door or
gC with prior registration. Profits
,1go to the IAA Building F~und.
4, 1115Included in the day are
IouncUs, photography demos and a
WAY evening of Deanna Mor-se's
RIES "Forced Per-spective:
ID'S Odessa"; an oil portrait demo
by Karen Mcl~adyen, and a
ntst oo. Screening Of Deanila MOrSe'S
s, S~onarr N "B~eat-hing Room "
A Meet &i Greet Wine &
Cheese Reception for film-
maker~s, patrons and IAA
0 Members is fr~om 2:30-5:30
p~m. Awar~ds for the Nouveau

M owie, wil be p ent-ed at
3 p.m. Also enjoy door prizes

adhne ler is located at 18
N. Second St. Call 261-7132 or
Visit www.islandart.org.

Man with Boagas race -
March 3, 4, St & 6 @ 8:00 pm
March 6 &T 7 @ 2:00 pm
Amelia Community Theatre
209 Cedar Street
Tickets available at ACT call 261-6749
join us for this fast paced radio play about a detective who has his face
altered to look like Humphrey Bogart; who is then hired to find two
perfectly matched blue sapphires, known as the Eyes of Alexander.
IIBig Read is an initiative of the National Enldowment for
rar th usi ateshi with t In titue of rneu and

Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library.

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An opening reception for
"100 for $100," an exhibit by
local artists of works 16 by 20
and larger, is tonight; from 58
p.m. at
Eileen's Art
& Antiques,
702 Centre
Beach. Also
featured will
be "50 for
$50," paint-
ings smaller than 16 by 20.
The works are by area artists
with a passion for painting
and creating art.
Also at the gallery today is
Eric Abraham with a one-day
show of his potter-y, from 5 -.
8 p.m:.This will be his last
showing in the area.
Abraham's work is whimsical
and finely detailed. He's been
collected worldwide and wins
numerous awards throughout
the country.
A~melia San~on Gallery has
exciting new arrivals for the
month with Anne Boynton
back in town from Cape Cod,
Mass., featuring abstract
work, along with Roger'
Bansemer's realistic paintings

area, and
. hEzzell's :
cheerful Caribbean-style
paintings. The first of several
Pieces of new sculpture from
Jack Nelson has arrived a
spectacular sea turtle, the
first of the season to hit the
shores of Amelia Island. She
is a beautiful shade of sea
blue and is called "Moon
Child." Just in time for Valein-
tine's, designer Sandra
Hunter has also brought in
some whimsical pieces of
Amelia SanJon Gallery will
be open 5:30-9 p~m: Saturday.
The gallery is located at
Third and Ash streets. Call

The public is invitedl to the
Nassau County High Schools'
Student Art Show, on view at
the Island Art Association
Gallery through Feb. 24. The
reception will be during the\
Second Sat~urday Artrageous
(h;tWalk, Squyggypy,5-g,.~)~
p~m. Students will-be present
and prize ribbons awarded.
The gallery is located at 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina
Beach. Call 261-7020.

The Blue Door Artists will
feature the work of fiber artist
Lynette Holmes
at the
Saturday from
58:30 p.m. Her
new weavings
bumps, ruffles and open
Spaces using felting tech-
niques. The Bltie Door Artists
gallery is a collective of nine
working artists studios and
located at 205 1/2 Centre St.
in downtown Fernandina
Beach.~ Regular hours are
Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5
p.m. For more information
call 557-1187 or 556-1119.

BRGGContinuredfrom IB
er, why family members
were hesitant to talk about
him. It was not because
Bundrum was a brawler, a
moonshiner, or because they
wer-e ashamed of him. They
Stayed silent because of the
deep reverence they carried
for this rough, wise
Sand gentle man. He
-was deity to.them in
so many ways. Their
reverence was so
ddep, his moe~athe
just-too painful to S
talkk about him.
:Ava's Man tells
the histor-y of an
uneducated "gentle-
man" who kept his
family fed during the depths
of the Great Depression. It is
it compelling story of a .
proud man who worked
Shard and drank one pint of
moonshine for' every gallon
he made.
Bundrum was a brawler,
too, and stayed on! the outer
fringes of the law,.but was
gentle enough to hold a '
baby in his arms: for hours at
a time. Char-lie and Ava were
devoted to one other, .
and they were equally -
committed to their children,
and to the principles of
Bragg takes his readers
on a glorious journey -
throilgh rural mill towns o'f
Alabama and Georgia. He
trallels over bumpy dirt
roads and through piney
woods conjuring up visions
of the Deep South where -
real men always held their
women in high esteem. .
Bragg chronicles the human
spirit as only a masterful sto-
r~yteller- can,
The final volume of
Bragg's bestselling and com-
pelling American Saga, The
Prince oficrog Towun, was
inspired by his love for hiis
step-son. It chronicles his
own journey into father-hood
as he tries to avoid the pit-

ODD Con~inued m B
"I think the humor in it is
really refreshing becalise it's
not mean to anybody, but it's
something that almost any-
body will find themselves .
laughing at. I'm still laugh- :
ing. I've been working with
this show for eight weeks of
rehearsal and I still find
myself laughing. It's held up
with audiences for 40 year~s."
Although Nichols was
familiar with the 1970-75 tele
vision series inspired by the
play, she hadn't been .
exposed to the 1968 film,
Sstarr~ing Jack Immmon and
Walter Matthau, that was
directly based on Simon's
"I've never- seen the film,
so m~y background with it is
very minimal," she said. "...
I'm glad I didn't have that
picture in my mindt. I think
it's helped me take my cr~e-
ative impulses fiorri the cast
itself rather- than a picture in
the movie. Every per-son in
the cast has their own
unique qualities, so it's good
that I'mh not looking at-a

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